Connect with us

NEWS

Ogboni Fraternity opens up on activities

Published

on

Leader of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity (ROF), Chief Francis Meshioye

Leader of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity (ROF), Chief Francis Meshioye
By Bolaji Buhari

Leader of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity (ROF), Chief Francis Meshioye, has again debunked public perception that the fraternity was a secret society.

Addressing newsmen in Lagos during flag off of 2019 Founders’ Day Celebration of ROF, Meshioye, said there was nothing sinister in the activities of the fraternity.

“We are far from being a secret society; we are a registered entity that abides with the laws of the land and our objectives are to promote positive values, truth, justice and cultural heritage,” he said.

He explained that contrary to beliefs in some quarters, there was nothing secret or sinister about the fraternity, saying it was founded for the good of the society.

Meshionye further explained that the fraternity was actually founded in 1914 by a Christian, Deacon Jacobson Ogunbiyi, saying the initial objective was to promote Christian values among the people.

He added that the group was later expanded to accommodate people of other faiths, hence the change in name from Ogboni Fraternity to Reformed Ogboni Fraternity.

Meshioye said a number of distinguished Nigerians, dead and living, were members of the group, emphasising that the fraternity was strictly for positive values.

He said that it was note-worthy that the founding fathers of ROF were part of those who fought for decolonisation of Nigeria, developed such establishments as the civil service, judiciary and many functional post-colonial institutions.

He listed some of them as late Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, late Chief Ladoke Akintola and late Sir Adeyemo Alakija.

The ROF leader said every Nigerian of good character could join the group as the fraternity was not for those who were seeking quick wealth.

According to Meshioye, it is important for people to understand what the group stands for, urging Nigerians to embrace the virtues of the fraternity

“The Reformed Ogboni Fraternity (ROF) has the ultimate objective of promoting good values, love discipline, not only in Nigeria but in other parts of the world wherever her members finds him or herself.

“There is a clear distinction between ROF as a fraternity and any other forms of organisations.

“Our fraternity compels her members to imbibe the fundamental injunction of ”do unto others as you wish others to do unto you.

“However, the fraternity had to overcome many challenges that were rooted in misinterpretations of what we stand for,” Meshioye said.

He said the celebration of ROF’s 2019 Founders’ Day was to promote the ideals of the fraternity and show the world that the group was all positive. (NAN)

NEWS

Metuh’s Lawyer Blows Hot, Vows To Appeal ‘Bad Judgement’

Published

on

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, on Tuesday, convicted Metuh, on seven counts of money laundering and criminal diversion of funds to the tune of N400 million.

Justice Abang sentenced Metuh to seven years imprisonment in respect to Counts One to Three.

On Count Four, the former PDP spokesman was sentenced to five years while he got seven, three and seven years for Counts Five, Six, and Seven years respectively.

He, however, held that all the sentences should run concurrently, with effect from February 25, 2020.

Abel Ozioko, while briefing journalists after the judgement, said the judge was carrying out an experiment on his client.

“The judge confessed that an issue like this is novel; in other words, he was carrying out an experiment.

“For me, this is a good example of bad judgement, and we have our appeal in our hands, I still have confidence in the law court and we are heading upstairs to the three wise men to know whether he is right or wrong,” he maintained.

Meanwhile, Channels Television reports that Metuh, after the judgement, was taken to the Nigerian Correctional Service to begin his prison terms pending the hearing of an appeal when it is eventually filed.

Culled from Channels Tv…

Continue Reading

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Advertisement
NEWS1 day ago

Metuh’s Lawyer Blows Hot, Vows To Appeal ‘Bad Judgement’

crime and security1 day ago

Alleged N4.9bn Laundering: Femi Fani-Kayode, Others To Resume Trials

NEWS1 day ago

Court Convicts Olisa Metuh To Seven Years In Prison After Four-Year Trial

NEWS1 day ago

Senate Pressures Buhari To Urgently Reconstitute Federal Character Commission Board

NEWS2 days ago

Review Judgment On Atiku’s Petition Against Buhari, PDP Urges Supreme Court

NEWS2 days ago

Aubameyang, Mahrez, African Players On The Spotlight In Europe

Foreign2 days ago

Brexit: EU Envoys Set To Finalise Mandate For UK Negotiation

NEWS1 month ago

Chief Okeke, Governorship Aspirant Blows Hot On The Need To Anchor Anambra on ICT Industrialization

BREAKING news2 months ago

Lai Mohammed Orders Implementation Of 70% Local Content In Broadcasting

crime and security2 months ago

Niger Army Kills 63 Terrorists In Attack On Military Base

Foreign2 months ago

UK Parliament Approves Historic Brexit Deal

NEWS2 months ago

FAAN Security Apprehends Intruder At MMA

NEWS2 months ago

12 Years After, NLNG Board Vote To Construct Multi-Billion-Dollar Gas Pipeline Project

Foreign2 months ago

China Launches Powerful Rocket Ahead Of Planned Mission To Mars

Foreign2 months ago

Challenged By China And Russia, US Launches Space Force

NEWS2 months ago

Ancelotti Appointed Everton Coach

NEWS2 months ago

NAN seeks stronger partnership with Chinese Embassy

NEWS2 months ago

Senate suspends plenary over colleague’s death

NEWS2 months ago

Impeachment fallout: New play about Nancy Pelosi to debut in Chicago

NEWS2 months ago

Buhari Committed To Good Governance, End Poverty – AU-NEPAD Boss

Recent Comment