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Portharcourt pastor who cancelled a wedding ceremony dies less than 2weeks

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Essa Ogorry, Founder and Lead Pastor of Fulfilling-Word Foundation Church based in Rivers State, is dead
Essa Ogorry, Founder and Lead Pastor of Fulfilling-Word Foundation Church based in Rivers State, is dead.

A Port Harcourt pastor “Pastor Essa Ogorry” who cancelled a wedding ceremony in his church due to the late arrival of the couple has died less than two weeks after the incident.

According to reliable information made available, Pastor Essa Ogorry reportedly died earlier today. It has also been reported that his wife died also on the 16th day of February,2020.

Gistflash learnt that He died on Tuesday at the age of 55; a member of staff in the church, who did not want to be mentioned disclosed that Ogorry died exactly a year after his wife, Tonyemieba, passed on.  The departed couple left a 17-year-old child.

The late Rivers-based preacher went viral recently for refusing to join an intending couple over their lateness to the wedding service.

The source close to Ogorry said, “My pastor has gone on to be with the Lord. He had health issues even before the wedding saga. We took him to the hospital and he had to come from Lagos to attend the wedding.

“He tried to preach the Sunday after the wedding but he was not in his normal strength. He went back to the hospital and he gave up yesterday (Tuesday) morning.”

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Church in Disarray as pastor refuses to wed couple due to 5minutes lateness

“He celebrated his 55th birthday on February 9, last week. He lost his wife last year, on February 16, 2020, the same date,” the source added.

Speaking on the ‘cancelled’ wedding, the source said the groom and the bride signed a document that the pastor has the right not to join them together as husband and wife if they come late on the wedding day.

Describing the late preacher as a “father, a perfectionist and a disciplinarian”, the source said the viral ‘cancelled’ wedding which occurred on February 6, 2021, was not the first of such but added that the late preacher usually did join intending couples later on the same day after entreaties. The source noted that the February 6 incident was different as the groom rained insults on the pastor.

The source said, “He (Ogorry) came that day and waited for five minutes. Before the day, he did interviews with the intending couple and he told them not to allow him look bad in the face of the congregation because that kind of thing had happened before when intending couples come so late and all the members will be waiting for them.

“For that reason, there is a document that every to-be couple sign that pastor has the right to cancel their wedding if they are late. The to-be couple in question signed it. They came more than five minutes late, they came over 15 minutes late and pastor had already gone into his office.

“The bride came to pastor and pleaded. Pastor considered going on with the wedding but the groom and his family rained insults on him. Then, an uproar ensued and pastor left the church.”

The source further said the church leaders and the family of the late pastor will meet to decide on the funeral arrangements.

Efforts to reach the state chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Rev Dagogo Jack, for comments proved abortive as of the time of filing this report as his line was switched off.

Meanwhile, friends and members of the church have started paying tribute to the departed pastor on social media. (Punch)

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NLC set to shutdown CAC Operations from Wednesday

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have resolved to mobilize the strength of the Nigeria workforce to picket the National Headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) at the expiration of 14 days ultimatum’ effective from Wednesday, February 24-26, 2021

According to communiqué signed by Comrade Ayuba Waba NLC President, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja General Secretary and made available to Aluta News in Abuja on Sunday

They Apex body of the Nigeria Labour Unions has berated the management of CAC for an attempt to kill unionism in the establishment through punitive transfer of trade Union executive,withholding of workers salaries and refusal to remit statutory deductions

The NLC also frowned at the anti-labour practices by Alhaji Garba Abubakar Registrar General of the CAC

Recalled that the National body of AUPCTRE led by Comrade Benjamin Anthony had made frantic effort to dialogue with CAC management but failed

The CAC RG has ignored every avenue of dialogue and peaceful resolution provided by AUPCTRE which eventually led to the Apex body taking over the dispute with the hope of having amicable resolution’ but also yielded no result because the CAC RG continue to remain adamant and firm with his alleged tyrannical agenda!!

According to Aluta news, the branch Union, among other issues, accused CAC management of unilaterally restricting staff vacancies against the recommendations of the committee on the commission’s oganogram, and particularly expressed disgust at the “unjustified barring of certain categories of staff from writing promotion examination”.

It also accused management of stopping all staff loans, hasty, draconian and unilateral decision making leadership style, and denial of 2019 promotion arrears to deserving workers.

It also accused management of stopping salaries of workers even before queries were issued, at the peak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of addressing the Union grievances the Registrar General CAC transferred all the 25 executive and members of the Union to a new station.

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Sensitization, mobilization currently ongoing in all branches of AUPCTRE and others affiliates of NLC toward ensuring a successful picketing of CAC National Headquarters.



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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have resolved to mobilize the strength of the Nigeria workforce to picket the National Headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) at the expiration of 14 days ultimatum’ effective from Wednesday, February 24-26, 2021.

According to communiqué signed by Comrade Ayuba Waba NLC President, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja General Secretary and made available to Aluta News in Abuja on Sunday

They Apex body of the Nigeria Labour Unions has berated the management of CAC for an attempt to kill unionism in the establishment through punitive transfer of trade Union executive,withholding of workers salaries and refusal to remit statutory deductions.

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The NLC also frowned at the anti-labour practices by Alhaji Garba Abubakar Registrar General of the CAC
Recalled that the National body of AUPCTRE led by Comrade Benjamin Anthony had made frantic effort to dialogue with CAC management but failed

The CAC RG has ignored every avenue of dialogue and peaceful resolution provided by AUPCTRE which eventually led to the Apex body taking over the dispute with the hope of having amicable resolution’ but also yielded no result because the CAC RG continue to remain adamant and firm with his alleged tyrannical agenda!!

According to Aluta news, the branch Union, among other issues, accused CAC management of unilaterally restricting staff vacancies against the recommendations of the committee on the commission’s oganogram, and particularly expressed disgust at the “unjustified barring of certain categories of staff from writing promotion examination”.

It also accused management of stopping all staff loans, hasty, draconian and unilateral decision making leadership style, and denial of 2019 promotion arrears to deserving workers.

It also accused management of stopping salaries of workers even before queries were issued, at the peak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of addressing the Union grievances the Registrar General CAC transferred all the 25 executive and members of the Union to a new station.

Showdown

Sensitization, mobilization currently ongoing in all branches of AUPCTRE and others affiliates of NLC toward ensuring a successful picketing of CAC National Headquarters.



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JUNE WISSE MIMICKING PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S INUAGURAL SPEECH

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Nigeria, the Giant of Africa have lots of Talented youth and children yet to be discovered.
 A Nigerian Model, June Wisse has mimicked President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech with unflinching passion, owning the vision of Joe Biden for United States of America.

For an African child at the age of 7… mimicking an entire inaugural speech with the exact demonstration and expressions of the original speaker (Joe Biden) is quiet a rare talent. Children with Great Talents like June ought to be encouraged, harnessed and supported.

 

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Expressing excitement, the Managing Director of Domak group, Amb. Kingsley Azonobi says ” This is a great talent. We believe “Nigeria got Talent” and we are using this medium to express our excitement for this wonderful mimicry by June Wisse, an African child. Indeed, Domak Group is proud of you.”

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