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Brazilian Bishop resigns days after video of him ‘masturbating’ goes viral
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Brazilian Bishop resigns days after video of him ‘masturbating’ goes viral

A Brazilian Bishop has resigned days after a video of him allegedly masturbating on a video call went viral. The Vatican announced that Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Tomé Ferreira da Silva, 60, of Sao Jose de Rio Preto, who confirmed to a local newspaper Diario da Regiao that it was, in fact, him in the video, but provided no additional comment. The bishop has been subject to other Vatican investigations — including covering up reports of s.e.xual abuse and many in his diocese have petitioned for his removal since 2014. In 2015, the Vatican launched an investigation into alleged embezzlement and having a romantic relationship with his driver. In 2018, the Vatican opened an investigation into s.e.xual abuses in Ferreira’s diocese, including allegations he cover...
”No room for laziness and unfruitfulness”- COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo backs Bishop Oyedepo who fired over 40 pastors because they were ”unfruitful and blatant failures”
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”No room for laziness and unfruitfulness”- COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo backs Bishop Oyedepo who fired over 40 pastors because they were ”unfruitful and blatant failures”

Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has come out to defend Bishop David Oyedepo who recently fired 40 pastors from his church for being ''unfruitful and blatant failures''. Reacting to the development via his IG page, Fatoyinbo who is one of the proteges of Oyedepo, said there is no room for laziness and unfruitfulness. He posed a question that if a person was fired from a bank for not meeting their ''deliverables', would such a person go on social media to rant? Read what he wrote below... ''***No room for laziness and unfruitfulness*** Question! “ if you were fired in the Bank for not meeting up with your deliverables will you go on social media? In @bidemiolaoba ‘s voice “The Bible Says”. - He spake also this parable; A certain man ha...
My Belief About TB Joshua – RCCG Pastor Adeboye Writes Synagogue Founder’s Wife
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My Belief About TB Joshua – RCCG Pastor Adeboye Writes Synagogue Founder’s Wife

The RCCG General Overseer said he joined millions of people worldwide to register the church’s condolence with her on the passing of her husband. He said he believed he would meet Joshua at the feet of the Lord Jesus on the resurrection morning. Adeboye said, “We want to join millions of people across the globe to register our condolence with you on the passing of your husband, Temitope Joshua. “We take solace in the Lord, believing that we shall meet again at the feet of our Lord Jesus, on the resurrection morning.” He prayed for the family that Joshua left behind. Adeboye said, “We therefore pray for you, your children and the entire church that the Lord will uphold all of you and such untimely death shall cease in our midst in Jesus’ mighty name.”
”There is no love in Christianity”- Nigerian clergyman speaks on the decision of major church General Overseers not to attend TB Joshua’s funeral
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”There is no love in Christianity”- Nigerian clergyman speaks on the decision of major church General Overseers not to attend TB Joshua’s funeral

A Nigerian clergyman, Prophet Ejimadu aka Prophet Seer1 has reacted to the decision of major church General Overseers not to attend the funeral of clergyman, Prophet T.B Joshua.   Joshua who died on June 5 was laid to rest on Friday, July 9. Most of the general overseers in Nigeria were conspicuously absent.   Reacting via his Facebook page, Prophet Ejimadu, wrote ''Prophet TB Joshua was buried today and none of the Major Nigerian General Overseers attended his burial. But wait for Sunday, they will climb their well decorated altars, wearing the best expensive and designers suits to preach about love. Let me once again tell you the truth, there's no love in Christianity, Church is now the official house of hatred and competition. Don't allow anyone to stress...
First photos from the funeral service of late Prophet T.B Joshua
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First photos from the funeral service of late Prophet T.B Joshua

The funeral service of clergyman, Prophet T.B Joshua, is currently holding in his church at the Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN Lagos. The clergyman who died on June 5 will be laid to rest today July 9 in his church premises. Guests at the Funeral service include Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu, deputy governor of Ondo state Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, Olori Naomi Ogunwusi, Dele Momodu and many others. President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Samuel Ayokunle sent in a representative while the chairman of CAN, Lagos state chapter, Rt. Rev. S.T.V Adegbite, is in attendance. See more photos below
T.B, Joshua’s Wife Leads Candlelight Procession for the late Televangelist
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T.B, Joshua’s Wife Leads Candlelight Procession for the late Televangelist

Thousands of followers of the late T.B Joshua gathered for a night of tributes and candlelight procession in his honour on Monday night, July 5. The candlelight procession held at the SCOAN Faith Resort in the Ikotun area of Lagos and was led by his widow, Evelyn Joshua. The pastor, televangelist, philanthropist, leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died on June 5 at the age of 57. The pastor, televangelist, philanthropist, leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died on June 5 at the age of 57. Sharing photos from his candlelight procession, TB Joshua Ministries wrote on Facebook: "Glory be to Jesus Christ – our father in the Lord has gone home to be with his Creator! His memory and legacy will continue for generations t...
I Spent Seven Hours In Same Room With Cobra Without Being Hurt – Bishop Oyedepo Reveals
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I Spent Seven Hours In Same Room With Cobra Without Being Hurt – Bishop Oyedepo Reveals

Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), has shared the story of how he spent seven hours in the same room with a cobra. Oyedepo who was not hurt by the snake shared the story to prove how God manifests Himself in the life of someone who loves Him. The clergymen, in a Youtube video, said when you become a lover of God, the enemy will leave you alone, because every attempt on your life will bounce back on him. He said, “You may read all the books I have written but until you discover my heartbeat for God, you don’t know my secret. God knows I love him, all the devils know I love God and God proves perpetually and unending that I truly love him. So He manifests himself concerning me at His own time. He does it natura...
The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people – Bishop Oyedepo
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The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people – Bishop Oyedepo

  The founder and senior pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Dr. David Oyedepo, says there is nothing remaining in Nigeria if you remove the investment of God’s people. Oyedepo said this while preaching in his church in Ota, Ogun state today June 20. Vanguard quotes him as saying; ''Remove the products of revival from Nigeria economy…, there is nothing remaining. The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people. You know the other people are busy killing themselves. No plan, no purpose, no forward looking. Check all the employment of labour today in this country, authentic, not manipulated stuff. They are believers. Those are products of a revival. Unleashing financial fortune to advance His Kingdom....
Why should the Presence of Fake Pastors be a Breaking news on Social Media?- Clergyman Mike Bamiloye asks
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Why should the Presence of Fake Pastors be a Breaking news on Social Media?- Clergyman Mike Bamiloye asks

Clergyman, Mike Bamiloye, has asked why the presence of fake men of God make news on social media. In a post shared on his Instagram page, the clergyman opined that there are fake items everywhere but that doesn't make people discard the ones that are real. He averred that as much as there are fake pastors, there are real ones and that the presence of fake clergymen shouldn't make anyone turn their back against God.   Read his post below ''THERE MAY BE MANY FAKES...BUT THERE ARE REALS! There are many Fake iPhones everywhere now... Have you ever seen anybody angrily throwing his original iPhone away simply because there are many Fake iPhones around? There are many Fake Drugs all around us..... But have you seen Anybody angrily throwing his genuine Medicatio...
CAN sends condolence message following TB Joshua’s death
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CAN sends condolence message following TB Joshua’s death

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed sadness over the death of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).   This comes days after the death of the popular televangelist and after Dele Momodu and Daddy Freeze had questioned why no condolence message had been shared by the Christian community in Nigeria.   CAN, in a letter signed by its president, Samson Ayokunle, hailed T.B. Joshua’s devotion to propagating the gospel. The statement was shared by the CAN’s spokesperson, Bright Bayo Oladeji, on his Facebook account on June 8.   The letter addressed to TB Joshua's wife reads: "The news of the demise of your darling husband, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, who was until his transition at the...
‘The wizard at Endor who assumed the title Emmanuel has been consumed by divine indignation’- Clergyman, Chris Okotie, shares cryptic post
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‘The wizard at Endor who assumed the title Emmanuel has been consumed by divine indignation’- Clergyman, Chris Okotie, shares cryptic post

Clergyman, Chris Okotie, shared a cryptic post on his Facebook page this morning in which he referenced a certain ''wizard of Endor'' who assumed the title of ''Emmanuel''. In his post, the clergyman said the Wizard who assumed the title of Emmanuel had been consumed by divine indignation. His post comes days after a clergyman, T.B Joshua who is known for using the name ''Emmanuel'' in his church, died. Okotie's post reads ''Hebrews 1:13... Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool (Hupopodion/Greek) The wizard at Endor who assumed the title Emmanuel, has been consumed by divine indignation. And now his disciples bewail his ignominious exit. No marvel, one third of God’s angels followed the disgraced anointed cherub Lucifer!! Jehovah-Jesus our migh...
Police reveal how TB Joshua died
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Police reveal how TB Joshua died

Police has revealed how TB Joshua died. Lagos Police Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu offered some insight into how the Prophet died. Joshua, he said, was officially pronounced dead by a hospital around 3am. “It is true he is dead. I do not know the cause of his death yet. But the information we have is that he was conducting service. Along the line, he felt uncomfortable, walked to his apartment himself and never came back. His people thought he probably wanted to rest or refresh but when they didn’t see him after a long while, they went in search of him and found him in an unusual position. “The service started in the evening. But it was around 3am that he was pronounced dead by a hospital.”
If there is Crisis in this Nation, I Will be the Last to Leave – Bishop Oyedepo
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If there is Crisis in this Nation, I Will be the Last to Leave – Bishop Oyedepo

David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has revealed what his action would be if the country is engulfed in crisis. In a message to his church members, Oyedepo stated that he will be the last to leave the country if there is a crisis. He said; “If there is crisis in this Nation, I will be the last to leave here." Admitting that things are going wrong in the country, the cleric further averred that nobody could enjoy and sustain the flow of favour without the fear of God as a lifestyle. Oyedepo added; “Don’t rob nobody, don’t cheat on anyone. Don’t outsmart your business partners. Don’t swear falsely. Don’t take bribes. Favour is the companion of all that fear God and favour shall be your companion from now. “Flowing in favour demands the ...
Marriage is not for sex or ‘weather for two’ – Nigerian pastor tells single people
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Marriage is not for sex or ‘weather for two’ – Nigerian pastor tells single people

Akwa Ibom based pastor, Ab Isong, has said that marriage is hardwork, not for sex or 'weather for two'   Sharing a photo of himself with his family on Wednesday, May 12, pastor Isong, stated that they 'make LOVE as the SPIRIT leads and not as the WEATHER decides'   "Dear Single Brothers and Sisters. You are out there shouting weather for two because of this cold weather abi? We who are in the office you intend coming into are not observing weather for two oh! We have stepped out to throw our dice while trusting God to give us double six." he wrote.   "Dear singles, marriage is not for SEX! We make LOVE as the SPIRIT leads and not as the WEATHER decides. Marriage is HARD-WORK! Children do not understand FOOD NO DEY. Selah" he added.    
Nigeria Won’t Break up – TB Joshua
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Nigeria Won’t Break up – TB Joshua

Leader and Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as Prophet TB Joshua has released a video of a prophecy for Nigeria which he gave almost seven years ago. The cleric who gave the prophecy on July 27, 2014, said Nigeria would be covered by a cloud of “crisis, murder, killings, destruction”, but would not break up. TB Joshua warned members of the political class of impending repercussions; even as he noted that they would be made to pay for their part in the crises. He said during the church service; “Nothing will happen to Nigeria. Nigeria will remain one. “Beyond this crisis, Nigeria is beautiful. Your prayer now is that you should witness it so that this crisis will not take you away. “It is decreed that this na...
Mbaka begs Catholic church and Bishop for Forgiveness
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Mbaka begs Catholic church and Bishop for Forgiveness

Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka has publicly apologised to the Catholic Church and the Bishop of the Diocese of Enugu State, Bishop Callistus Onaga, for the unruly behaviour of his supporters in Enugu following rumours of his "disappearance" Mbaka, who is the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), explained what happened on the day his adherents feared he had been abducted. He explained that he had no idea his members had stormed the Bishop's residence to cause havoc on May 5. He said that when he heard, in his haste to get to his members and calm them down, he almost had an accident. On Sunday, May 9, Mbaka went on his knees and apologised to Bishop Onaga, the Catholic church in Enugu and the universal Church for the damage done by his followers at the Bishop’s ho...
RCCG announces funeral arrangements for Pastor Adeboye’s son, Dare
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RCCG announces funeral arrangements for Pastor Adeboye’s son, Dare

The funeral arrangement for Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has been announced.   According to a statement signed by Leke Adeboye, the personal assistant of the general overseer and younger brother of Dare, a special service will be held on Sunday, May 9 at the City of David Youth Church in Eket, Akwa Ibom, where late Pastor Dare pastored. The statement added that thanksgiving songs and tribute nite will be held on Monday, May 10, between 4 pm and 6 pm, at the RCCG House of Favour, Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan expressway.   A farewell service will take place on Tuesday, May 11, at the Youth Centre, RCCG Redemption Camp.   Dare, aged 42, died in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ib...
Pastor Adeboye Makes his First Public Appearance after the Demise of his Son, Pastor Dare
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Pastor Adeboye Makes his First Public Appearance after the Demise of his Son, Pastor Dare

Pastor Adeboye made his first public appearance after the demise of his son, Pastor Dare, last night. The 42-year-old son of the revered clergyman died in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday, May 4. Pastor Adeboye last night shared a sermon at the church's Communion service. His sermon was titled "Overflowing Blessing" The clergyman spoke from the studio of the church’s station Dove media while members of the church gathered at the auditorium along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. After his message, the officiating Minister at the auditorium said, ''Tonight, daddy has prayed for us. He has also prayed on all the elements that we are going to use – the bread and the wine. I am here not standing in for him because I am too small to stand in for him; I am only here to ...
“Weakness is a Form of Strength”- Leke Adeboye tells People asking him to ‘stay strong’ following the Death of his Brother, Pastor Dare
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“Weakness is a Form of Strength”- Leke Adeboye tells People asking him to ‘stay strong’ following the Death of his Brother, Pastor Dare

Leke Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG has reacted to calls from people asking him to stay strong following the death of his brother, Pastor Dare. Pastor Dare who is one of the sons of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, died in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday, May 4. Following his demise, many people have taken to Leke's social media page to commiserate with him. Some however asked him to stay strong in this very trying time. Responding to their comment, Leke pointed out that Weakness is a form of strength. See his post below
Leke Adeboye Reacts to the Death of his Brother, Dare
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Leke Adeboye Reacts to the Death of his Brother, Dare

Leke Adeboye who is one of the sons of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has reacted to the death of his brother, Pastor Dare Adeboye. LIB had earlier reported that Pastor Dare died in his sleep on Wednesday night May 5 in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he is based with his family. Leke Adeboye in his reaction on his official Instagram page posted a scripture from the bible on the death of the righteous. The scripture reads; “The righteous man perishes(at the hand of evil), and no one takes it to heart, Faithful and devout men are taken away, while no one understands. That the righteous person is taken away(to be spared) from evil and disaster.   He also shared throwback photos of himself and his brother with th...
RCCG Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, loses first son
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RCCG Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, loses first son

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has lost his first son. Pastor Dare Adeboye, who is the third child and the first son of Pastor EA Adeboye, died at the age of 42. He would have turned 43 next month June 9, 2021.   Dare Adeboye was a life coach, visionary leader, motivator, bridge builder and the first son of Baba Adeboye.   Pastor Dare with his mother   According to reports, Pastor Dare Adeboye officiated service on Sunday, May 2, and showed no sign of being ill.   He died in his sleep on Wednesday, May 5, in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family.   According to an unconfirmed report, he retired to his bedroom on Wednesday and asked not to be ...
Prophet Iginla Weeps Over Nigeria, Prays Against Happenings In May, June, July
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Prophet Iginla Weeps Over Nigeria, Prays Against Happenings In May, June, July

Prophet Joshua Iginla has issued a stern prophetic warning on Nigeria against the month of May, June, and July 2021. Iginla, who is the shepherd in charge of the world-class 80,000 seater auditorium known as the City of Wonders In Nigeria, released a prophetic video this morning where he wept for Nigeria. Iginla warned that what is coming ahead is scary and that he saw a dark cloud pregnant with an evil baby. Here is the full message as released by him: Oh Nigeria, our land of Glory, I weep for You because you are already injured and bleeding. Who can stop this bleeding and flow of blood? I can't tell you what I see. May History not repeat itself. Nark all I have said in parables. My spirit boils. For the past six months, God has been revealing to me some things that are hard for...
I Can Buy A Private Jet But I Haven’t Acquired One – Paul Enenche
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I Can Buy A Private Jet But I Haven’t Acquired One – Paul Enenche

The Senior Pastor of Abuja-based Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr Paul Enenche, has described reports in some quarters that his church recently acquired a private jet as “absolutely false and totally untrue”. The cleric said though his ministry could afford to acquire a private jet for the “purpose of easy, stress-less and aggressive spread of the gospel”, the church was yet to buy one. Enenche made this known in a statement on Friday through his Secretary, Sylvester Edoh. The statement titled, ‘On The Purported Acquisition Of A Private Jet’ partly read, “By God’s grace, we do not lack the capacity to acquire or own a private jet for the sake of the gospel. “However, the news of our acquisition of a private jet that is currently making rounds is absolutely false and to...
Muslims React To Newly Built Mosque In Enugu
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Muslims React To Newly Built Mosque In Enugu

Although the nation adheres to a variety of values, ideologies, and faiths, Islam and Christianity are the most widely practiced. Aliyu Nwa Igede, an Igbo Muslim man, shared a photo of a beautiful newly built mosque in the south- eastern state of Enugu . He posted the photos to the Facebook group Igbo Muslim Ummah. The group which was created to connect Muslims of Igbo Origin had more than 8 , 500 followers . The user Aliyu captioned the images with the words : ‘Islam we move . The mosque below is not at Saudi Arabia. ( It is in ) Enugu State Nsukka . My town village . Alhamdulillah . ’ The post generated 457 Likes and 174 Comments within a period of Three Hours . Muslims in the group took their time to express their joy and admiration for the latest development. A user , N...
Meet Alberto Mvila, the 29 year old Evangelist- who risked his life to preach the gospel in Pakistan
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Meet Alberto Mvila, the 29 year old Evangelist- who risked his life to preach the gospel in Pakistan

He’s been able to record over One million, four hundred and eighty nine thousand, four hundred and sixty five souls saved through his Ministry He’s the founder of a mission organization by the Name “Belgium is Saved” In his recent mission trip to Pakistan, tens of thousands of muslims received the life of Christ amidst mighty healings and deliverances recorded in his 16 Days visit to Pakistan. Mvila would passionately say “Let people call you crazy, as long as you make SOULS your number one goal and you keep on doing what God is telling you to do while you have favor with God. I promise you, God will give you favor before men and He will open doors you didn’t even knock on!”
MURIC Demands Shari’ah Courts In South West & Edo – Ishaq Akintola
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MURIC Demands Shari’ah Courts In South West & Edo – Ishaq Akintola

There is no single Shari’ah court in South Western Nigeria where Muslims constitute the majority. This is contrary to what obtained in Yorubaland before the advent of the British. There were Shariah courts in Ede, Iwo, Ikirun, Ibadan, etc. Yoruba Muslims are now compelled to take their civil matters like inheritance, marriage, etc to Christo-Western courts. This is preposterous and unacceptable. We demand the establishment of Shariah courts in all South Western states including Edo State where there is a huge percentage of Muslims. Colonial administration was grossly unfair to Muslims. Nigeria was Christianised by Britain and Muslims bore the brunt. We suffered forceful conversion, denial of rightful employment and even worse forms of persecution. But what is most disappoin...
How To Create An Atmosphere For Religious Co-Existence In Nigeria By Reno Omokri
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How To Create An Atmosphere For Religious Co-Existence In Nigeria By Reno Omokri

Nigerian Christians and Muslims are very much the problem of Nigeria. In fact some atheists are better than them. You can reject a religion without hating those who practice it. Once we understand that, Nigeria will progress. God’s religion is love. You can’t love God and hate man! Many Nigerian Christians and Muslims do not even realise that their choice of religion is not even their choice. It is an illusion of choice. Their parents were Christians or Muslims, and that is all they have ever known. And on the basis of this faux choice, they hate practitioners of other religion. Learn from the parable of the Good Samaritan. When the Jewish traveler was attacked by robbers, first a Jewish priest, then a Levite passed, and refused to help the Jew, until a Samaritan passed by. Th...
Pastor Adeboye In Enugu, Received By Governor Ugwuanyi
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Pastor Adeboye In Enugu, Received By Governor Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State receives the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport and the Government House, Enugu. Our Father in the Lord, Pastor Adeboye, is in Enugu State for the South East Ministers and Workers meeting of the Church, holding at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, with Pastor Kalu Ndukwe Kalu, the Assistant Continental Overseer, South East/Africa Continent 1, as the host. The God fearing Governor of Enugu State also accompanied the General Overseer to the venue of the religious event. Deaconess Ifeoma Nwobodo and some other leaders of RCCG in the South East were also at the Enugu airport to receive their Father in the Lord. #EnuguStateIsInTheHandsOfGod #amok...
Oyedepo Disapproves COVID-19 Vaccine, Says He Isn’t Guinea Pig
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Oyedepo Disapproves COVID-19 Vaccine, Says He Isn’t Guinea Pig

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (a.k.a Winners’ Chapel) David Oyedepo yesterday said he would not take COVID-19 vaccine jab, saying he is not a guinea pig. The cleric expressed his disapproval for the vaccine during the church’s Covenant Hour of Prayer programme held at Faith Tabernacle – Canaanland, Sango Otta, Ogun State. Over 160,000 Covid infections and more than 2,000 associated deaths have been recorded in the country in the last one year, according to statistics by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Nigeria commenced nationwide vaccination on March 5 after receiving 3.9 million doses courtesy of COVAX, the global alliance against COVID-19. As of April 16, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said 1,081,548 doses ...
How I Have Survived Women’s Pressure For 32 Years – Reverend Father Enyinnaya
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How I Have Survived Women’s Pressure For 32 Years – Reverend Father Enyinnaya

The parish priest of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, Okwuohia, Obowo, Imo State, Rev. Fr. John Enyinnaya, speaks to CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA about his family background and life as a Catholic priest Where and when were you born? I was born on December 27, 1958. I am a twin; I have a twin sister. I was born 24 hours after my twin sister was born, so she is older than me by one day. I was born in a place called Umusioma, Umuarim in the Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State. Can you describe the kind of setting you grew up in? I grew up in a very humble family. My parents were not educated, but they loved education. My parents were not rich. My father would often say, “I do not have money in the bank, but my children are my wealth.” But ours was a very happy family. My parents had ...
FG Suspends Adeboye’s Helicopter From Flying Over Expired Papers, Safety Concern
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FG Suspends Adeboye’s Helicopter From Flying Over Expired Papers, Safety Concern

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has grounded a private chopper belonging to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at the Lagos Airport, investigations by Sunday PUNCH, has revealed. It was learnt that the aircraft, AgustaWestland AW139 chopper, with registration number 5N-EAA, was suspended from flying over two weeks ago, following the expiration of some of its papers and spare parts. The suspension, officials said, would also allow the regulator to conduct vital safety checks on its safety-critical components, especially some spare parts that are due for replacement. Adeboye had, last Saturday during a special meeting with all ordained ministers of the mission at the RCCG, Region 21, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital,...
Ramadan: Kano Government Feeds 75,000 People Daily
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Ramadan: Kano Government Feeds 75,000 People Daily

About 75,000 people are benefiting from the daily Ramadan breakfast provided by the Kano State Government, says Abubakar Kofar-Naisa, Special Assistant to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje on Broadcast media. According to Kofar-Naisa in a statement on Saturday in Kano, the Ramadan feeding is going on daily at about 150 centres across the eight local government areas in Kano metropolis. Kofar-Naisa, who is also the Media Officer for the distribution committee said since 2015, the governor has increased the centres for more residents to benefit. According to him, members of the committee always inspect the exercise to ensure that it is being carried out according to the instruction of the governor. He said that the aim was to make sure that only those that were supposed to benefit fro...
Prophet Odumeje Finally Forgives Ada Jesus, Gifts Her N1 Million
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Prophet Odumeje Finally Forgives Ada Jesus, Gifts Her N1 Million

Prophet Odumeje of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry Onitsha has Finally forgiven Popular comedienne Ada Jesus, gives her 1 Million Naira cash. In a video shared online, the father of Comedienne Ada Jesus came along with the Traditional Ruler of Odumeje’s Village. According to Odumeje, Ada Jesus sinned against the Holy spirit by defaming his church, also alleged that he performs fake miracles. But the father and the Traditional Ruler pleaded with Odumeje and he forgave the comedienne, gives her family a million naira for treatment. He said: “I have forgiven her, I will give your family One Million Naira. Recall that Ada Jesus is currently down with an aliment. Odumeje promised to Heal her if her sickness cannot be cured physically by doctors. “I...
Why Youtube Suspended TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV
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Why Youtube Suspended TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV

A UK-based media organisation ‘openDemocracy’ has claimed responsibility for the sudden closure of Pastor TB Joshua’s popular YouTube Channel Emmanuel TV, which had over 1,800,000 subscribers and 600,000,000 views. In an article (https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/youtube-closes-african-channel-promoting-televangelists-violent-conversion-therapy/) published to their website titled, ‘YouTube closes African channel promoting televangelist’s violent conversion therapy’, Kerry Cullinan explains how the American video-sharing site terminated Emmanuel TV “in response to our enquiries about TB Joshua’s controversial exorcisms”. According to the report, the channel posted at least seven clips showing “the charismatic Christian televangelist engaging in exorcism to ‘cure’ gay and lesbi...
Ramadan: Kano Hisbah Arrests Three Males, Eight Females For Not Fasting
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Ramadan: Kano Hisbah Arrests Three Males, Eight Females For Not Fasting

The Kano State Hisbah Board said it has arrested some youths in the state for eating in the daytime during the Ramadan, which proves that they were not observing the fast, which is compulsory for healthy adults. The Director General of the Hisbah board, Dr. Aliyu Musa Kibiya, said those arrested in different parts of the state included three males and eight females. “We will investigate and if they have cogent reasons we will release them. Those found wanting will however be enlightened and even prosecuted if need be,” Dr. Kibiya said. He said a woman should not be seen eating in public during fasting, “for whatever reason,” adding that the board will arrest anyone found to be eating during the day. “Fasting is compulsory for healthy, adult Muslims in the month of Ramadan e...
YouTube Suspends TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV Over ‘Hate Speech’. The Prophet Reacts
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YouTube Suspends TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV Over ‘Hate Speech’. The Prophet Reacts

YouTube has suspended popular Christian television channel, Emmanuel TV, owned by Pastor TB Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations. Joshua disclosed this on his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Wednesday. He said the channel was suspended over a video said to contain hate speech. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Emmanuel TV YouTube Channel Suspension!!! Emmanuel TV’s mission is to share the love of God with everyone - irrespective of race or religion - and we strongly oppose all forms of hate speech! We have had a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube and believe this decision was made in haste. We appreciate your prayers and support as we are making every effort to appeal this decision and see the channel restored. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Good Christians are good citizens....
Oyedepo’s 100,000-Seater Auditorium ‘The Ark’ To Gulp ₦160 Billion
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Oyedepo’s 100,000-Seater Auditorium ‘The Ark’ To Gulp ₦160 Billion

Living Faith Church founded by Bishop David Oyedepo is to spend a whopping over N160 billion to build its 100,000-seater auditorium, known as ‘The Ark.’ The ground breaking ceremony for The Ark was carried out by Bishop Oyedepo in March 2021. Top source in Living Faith confided in PM NEWS that over N160 billion has been earmarked for the gigantic project. It was learnt that N45 billion has already been released for the project, which has already kicked off and to be completed in three years. First announced in late 2015 as the “Faith Theatre”, the 100,000 seat stadium-like project has now been officially renamed as “The Ark”, unveiled at the church earlier last Month. Sited on about a 1,000 hectares of land (the site of the old Faith Academy compound), within the vast pr...
Pastor Adeboye Celebrates Mike Bamiloye 61st Birthday, Lists Filmmaker’s Movies
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Pastor Adeboye Celebrates Mike Bamiloye 61st Birthday, Lists Filmmaker’s Movies

General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Tuesday lavished praises on filmmaker Mike Bamiloye on his 61st birthday. Listing some of the movies produced by Bamiloye such as Apoti Eri and The gods must be dead, Adeboye, 79, in a post across social media platforms described Bamiloye as a “general”. “It is with great joy, and an immense honour I say a Happy Birthday to a General whose mastery of kingdom gift has put the Gospel in the heart of many and faith values in the homes of much more,” he wrote. “From Captives of the Mighty to Apoti Eri, to Esin Ajoji, Ireti Ogo, The gods must be dead, most recently Abejoye, the endless list is a testament of how much you have given yourself to the work of God.” “It is a privilege to live in your days...
Ramadan: Abstain From Worldly Things, Tinubu Tells Muslims
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Ramadan: Abstain From Worldly Things, Tinubu Tells Muslims

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged Muslims to abstain from food, drinks and other worldly things as they observe the month of Ramadan. In a message shared on his official Twitter handle, Tinubu urged them to be guided by the spirit of sacrifice, discipline, and perseverance. He advised that such should be applied in their interactions with fellow Muslims and also in their relations with their neighbours and Nigerians of other faiths as well. He said, “During this month, adult Muslims are enjoined to abstain from food and drinks and other worldly things from dawn to sunset. “This spirit of sacrifice, discipline, and perseverance symbolised by denying the body of food and drinks must engender the spirit of humility, mercy and kindness...
Nigeria Is A Scam – Pastor Paul Adefarasin
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Nigeria Is A Scam – Pastor Paul Adefarasin

The Founder of House on the Rock Church backed this up by pointing out that Nigerians succeed in sciences and arts when they leave the country. He also stated that the next administration must not access power until we have a veritable constitution that is truly the document of “we the people”. Pastor Adefarasin stated that everyone is suffering in Nigeria even though we can easily be one of the top three countries in the world with the resources we have. He also added that the international community should not come and tell us what to do or about democracy because no election has ever been free and fair except that of Abiola. https://youtu.be/J5KCY5Z6O3s
Pastor Sam Adeyemi Showers Wife, Nike With Love On 54th Birthday
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Pastor Sam Adeyemi Showers Wife, Nike With Love On 54th Birthday

Senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre Sam Adeyemi on Sunday celebrated his wife Adenike on her 54th birthday. “Happy birthday, Adenike, my sweetheart. You are one in a quintillion. I join with many to thank God for you today,” Adeyemi tweeted. “You are a special gift indeed. I pray for God to protect, bless, lift, and empower you more. Have an amazing day. I love you dearly.” Adenike also thanked God for her life in a post on Twitter. She said: “Thank you Lord, for the journey so far. Thank you for being there in my trials and loneliest times. “Grateful for my portion on earth and eternity. Adenike, (the crown that cares) Omo Oba, daughter of the King, welcome to 54 on the wings of grace.” Nike is the deputy senior pastor of the church and founder of The Real Woman Found...
Saudi Arabia sights new moon, to start Ramadan tonight
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Saudi Arabia sights new moon, to start Ramadan tonight

The new moon of the month of Ramadan has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, Haramain has confirmed. In a post by the twitter handle of the two holy mosques (Mekkah and Medinah), the sighting of the new moon was announced. “The moon has been sighted in Tumair, Saudi Arabia. #Ramadan 1442 will begin tonight.”
U.K Fines Pastor Chris Oyakhilome For Spreading Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories
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U.K Fines Pastor Chris Oyakhilome For Spreading Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories

The Office of Communications in the United Kingdom better known as Ofcom, has sanctioned religious channel, Loveworld, owned by Nigerian Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome. Ofcom said in a statement that the station was fined £125,000 (N65.6m) for breaching the country’s broadcasting code by disseminating misinformation on COVID-19. The statement read in part, “Today we have fined Loveworld £125,000 for this breach of the broadcasting code. This was the second time in a year that the broadcaster breached our rules on accuracy in news and harm in its coverage of the coronavirus.” On December 1 2020, Loveworld aired a 29-hour programme called the Global Day of Prayer, during which claims were made about the COVID-19. According to the agency, these claims included the notion that the ou...
Christian & Muslim Group To Host Fulani Peace Summit To Review Herdsmen Crisis
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Christian & Muslim Group To Host Fulani Peace Summit To Review Herdsmen Crisis

Coalition of Christians And Muslim Set To Host FULANI National Peace Summit To Review Herdsmen Crisis With Farmers, Communities With the ongoing marginalisation, killings, crisis and religiously driven unrest facing Nigeria, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alh. Dr. Bello Abdullah Bodego has met with Most Reverend Amb. Ugokwe Prince, Senior Pastor Yoke Breakers Prophetic Ministry, Abuja, ahead of the Fulani National Peace Summit holding soon in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. According to reports, the forthcoming Fulani National Peace Summit is spare-headed by Most Reverend Amb Ugokwe Prince and Dr. Bello Abdullah Bodego, alongside other religious leaders and stakeholders of National unity in Nigeria. The meeting which was held few hours ago was in-vie...
Why I Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine – Apostle Suleman
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Why I Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine – Apostle Suleman

General Overseer Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) International Apostle Johnson Suleman has revealed he has no plans of taking the COVID-19 vaccine. In the now viral video obtained by The Nation, he said he is not talking about any conspiracy theory, mark of the beast or mark of the antichrist but a “medical fault”. Suleman said he has been praying over it for days because it’s a delicate issue but God showed something is medically abnormal with the vaccine. He also advised Nigerians not to be deceived by President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors, who are taking the vaccines, wondering: “do you think it is the vaccines they are giving them they would give you?” He added: “There is a vaccine that’s going on that people are taking now, after you take the vaccine you are still to we...
Kaduna: 100 Victims In Bandits’ Dens, Others Living In Fear – CAN
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Kaduna: 100 Victims In Bandits’ Dens, Others Living In Fear – CAN

Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter, has said no fewer than 100 residents of the state are in different kidnap camps. State CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab, in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday, said aside the 39 students of Fed. College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka and 8 members of RCCG, whose kidnaps were public knowledge, many abductees were still with their abductors in the state. Hayab also said other residents of the state were living in constant fear of being kidnapped. As the CAN chairman expressed concern about insecurity in the state, bandits again struck on same Tuesday and abducted a Catholic priest and 4 other persons in Kagarko LGA. In Oyo State, a man and a couple were abducted at different times on their farms near Alabameji Village, Sa...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Condemns Christians Taking COVID-19 Vaccines
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Condemns Christians Taking COVID-19 Vaccines

The founder and pastor of the LoveWorld Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has questioned the faith of Nigerian Christians receiving AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus. Oyakhilome revealed that Christians should believe in the word of God more than the vaccine, adding that they are healers. He also berated the Nigerian government for asking pastors to convince their members to take the COVID-19 vaccine. This was contained in a viral video he released on Monday. “What happened to you? Where is the word of God in your mouth? Do you realise if you believe in the word of God the way you believe in this vaccine, there will be power in your mouth? He made us healers. What’s wrong? What happened to you? When did we start making such recommendations to God’s people? For God...

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