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Synagogue confirms death of TB Joshua at 57

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Founder and General Overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet TB Joshua, has been confirmed dead.

The church said the pastor died in Lagos on Saturday after concluding a church programme.

His last words, according to the church, were “Watch and pray.”

The church made the announcement in a post on the TB Joshua Ministries official Facebook handle.

Part of the post read, “On Saturday 5th June, 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.

“God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for.

‘’As Prophet TB Joshua says, ‘The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it’.

“Prophet TB Joshua leaves a legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that is living for generations yet unborn.

 “The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and Emmanuel TV Family appreciate your love, prayers and concern at this time and request a time of privacy for the family.

Here are Prophet TB Joshua’s last words: ‘Watch and pray’.

“One life for Christ is all we have; one life for Christ is so dear.”

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Bolt raises €600m from Sequoia, others to continue building first-ever super-app

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Bolt, the leading ride-hailing and mobility platform, has raised €600 million in a funding round that increases its valuation to over €4 billion.

 

The funds will boost its new 15-minute grocery delivery service and to accelerate the expansion of its existing mobility and delivery products.

 

Sequoia Capital has backed the company as part of the round alongside other new investors Tekne and Ghisallo.

 

Existing backers also participated including G Squared, D1 Capital and Naya.

 

Markus Villig, CEO at Bolt, said: “Bolt’s mission is to make urban travel affordable and sustainable. We are building a future where people are not forced to buy cars that cause traffic and pollution but use on-demand transport when they actually need it.

 

“After seven years of relentless execution, Bolt’s mobility and delivery products offer a better alternative to almost every use case a car serves.

 

“I’m thrilled to bring these products to millions of customers around Europe and Africa, taking the emphasis off cars and giving cities back to the people.”

 

Femi Akin-Laguda, Country Manager, Bolt Nigeria, added: “We remain committed to simplifying mobility and providing the best value for our customers in more than 25 cities in Nigeria.

 

“Bolt will continue building solutions that alleviate everyday mobility challenges with our safe and affordable services while we also remain committed to providing market leading earnings for our drivers.

 

“With this investment, we will keep introducing effective solutions, features and products that are important to all our customers while having a positive socio-economic impact on the economy.”

 

Andrew Reed, partner at Sequoia, said: “Bolt is redefining urban transportation in much of the world. Markus is a driven founder who has built an operationally excellent business spanning Europe and Africa and a mission-driven culture that forms the foundation of an enduring company. Bolt helps customers, cities, and the environment. We’re delighted to partner with them.”

 

Bolt has experienced hypergrowth in the past year — the company has grown to 75 million customers globally.

 

The ride-hailing company currently operates across seven African countries, providing earning opportunities for over 400,000 drivers in over 70 cities across the continent.

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Buhari celebrates Emefiele at 60

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his felicitations to Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, who clocks 60.

 

In a message to the CBN Governor, Buhari acknowledged the contributions of Emefiele to the economic well-being of the country, noting he has had to pilot the affairs of the nation’s apex bank through a rather turbulent time.

 

The President’s message was relayed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, and made available to State House Correspondents on Tuesday.

 

Buhari expressed appreciation to the economist/banker for his patriotic service at a time of stiff economic challenges, praying that his efforts will yield positive dividends for the generality of Nigerians to reap from.

 

He equally wished the CBN Governor good health and greater service to fatherland.

 

“It gives me great pleasure to rejoice with you on the occasion of your Diamond Jubilee. Kindly accept the felicitations of myself, family and Nigerians at this auspicious milestone.

 

“As Governor of Nigeria’s Apex Bank, you have rendered selfless service to your country at a most challenging period of our economic development, and I salute your commitment, passion and doggedness.

 

“As you continue to build on these achievements, it is my hope that your efforts translate to more positive results on the nation’s economy for improved living standards we envisage for our people.

 

“While using this medium to pray Almighty God to bless you with many more years in good health and service to your fatherland, please accept my best wishes and personal regards,” the President’s message reads.

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BREAKING: Oborududu settles for silver at Tokyo Olympics

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Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu suffered a 1-4 loss to Tamyra Marianna Stock Mensah of the United States in the final of Tokyo Olympic women’s wrestling event to claim a silver medal.

 

Oborududu has won a Gold medal at the African Wrestling Championships every year for the last 11 years, except for 2012 when she did not enter due to competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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