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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...
One Year After SCOAN’s Closure, 60% Of Hotels In Ikotun Shut Down
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One Year After SCOAN’s Closure, 60% Of Hotels In Ikotun Shut Down

ONE year after the founder and Senior Pastor of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Prophet T.B. Joshua, closed down the church in order to meet the government’s directive on COVID-19 pandemic, hospitality and ancillary services that depend on pilgrims and tourists to the church for their patronage are on the verge of extinction. According to hospitality operators in Ikotun, 60 per cent of the accommodation facilities in the area have shut down sending thousands of workers into the labour market. Even though the SCOAN has put in place all the necessary health precautions in line with the COVID-19 protocols,   Prophet T.B. Joshua has insisted he will only re-open the church when directed by God. However, the continuous closure has caused so much hardship to the hospital...
Kenyan President, President Uhuru Pauses His Speech During The Call To Prayer (Adhaan)
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Kenyan President, President Uhuru Pauses His Speech During The Call To Prayer (Adhaan)

President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday forced to cut his speech at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma, Tanzania after the Muslim call to prayer during the funeral mass of John Magufuli. Uhuru who was eulogizing the late president John Magufuli temporarily stopped his speech for two minutes from 12.53 pm to 12:55 pm in honor of the Adhaan in a nearby mosque in Dodoma. The adhan is the Islamic call to prayer, recited by a muezzin at prescribed times of the day. Adhan is called out by a muezzin from the mosque five times a day, a whole day long in the event of religious holidays traditionally from the minaret, summoning Muslims for obligatory prayer. "Poleni wacheni niendelee kwa kusema..." he said after he resumed his speech amid claps. Uhuru sent his condolences to the people ...
Reno Omokri Writes On The Kwara Hijab Crisis
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Reno Omokri Writes On The Kwara Hijab Crisis

I read Farook Kperogi’s brilliant (as usual) piece, ‘Hijab As Red Meat Of Bigotry’, and while he made some very compelling arguments, there were one or two things I disagreed with. Professor Kperogi says, it is not unreasonable for Muslims to wear hijabs at Christians schools, since they are now state funded. That is arguable. Very much so. But even if Christians concede that point, then that liberality cannot begin and end with Muslims wearing hijabs. If we must be liberal, then our liberality must be total. Not all Nigerians are Christians or Muslims. African Traditional Religion adherents, Eckankar, Grail Message, Celestial and Cherubim and Seraphim should also be allowed to wear their religious attires, if they so choose. But doing so will just cause further confusion a...
Hijab Crisis: CAN Hasn’t Learnt From History, Says MURIC
Religion

Hijab Crisis: CAN Hasn’t Learnt From History, Says MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has not learnt from history. In its reaction to the crisis rocking Kwara State over the use of hijab in some secondary schools, Ishaq Akintola, director of the Nigerian Islamic human rights group, accused CAN of instigating crisis. Violence erupted at the Baptist Secondary School, Surulere, Ilorin, Kwara capital, on Wednesday, over the refusal of the school authorities to allow female Muslim students to use hijab. Parents of the students engaged the school authorities in a hot argument which resulted into a stone-throwing contest between Christians and Muslims. In his statement, Akintola wondered why the Christian leaders have refused to comply with the directive of the court on the issue. ...
Religion

Any Christian Who Celebrates Grammy Winners Will Miss Heaven – Evangelist Edet

Victor Edet, a clergyman from Akwa Ibom State has stated that the Grammy Award is of the devil and that any Christian who celebrates winners of the award will miss heaven. According to him, Satan controls the music industry and a lot of people have sold their souls to Satan just to win the Grammy Award. Victor Edet wrote on his Facebook handle; "GRAMMY AWARDS is of the Devil, alot of people have sold out there Souls to Satan just to Win that Vain Award. - Satan Owns and Control the Music Industry. Alot of Worldly Singer's have Sacrificed thier Mother, Friend's, Father and Innocent Soul's because of Awards and Fame. Do you know how many Innocent lives these Musicians have Sacrificed to Satan? do you know the Dirty things they Practice off Social Media? - If you are a Christia...
Religion

Catholic Church Will Not Bless Same-sex Marriages – Vatican

The Vatican doctrinal office has said that priests and other Catholic ministers will not be allowed to bless same-sex marriages, Reuters reports. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), in a statement on Monday warned that it is not licit to bless same-sex marriage as marriages between men and women was a sacrament that cannot be extended to same sex couples. “For this reason, it is not licit to impart a blessing on relationships, or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage (i.e., outside the indissoluble union of a man and a woman open in itself to the transmission of life), as is the case of the unions between persons of the same sex,” it said. “God does not and cannot bless sin: He blesses sinful man, so that he may recognize...
Why Nigeria’s Governance Problem Hasn’t Been Solved – Bishop Kukah
Politics, Religion

Why Nigeria’s Governance Problem Hasn’t Been Solved – Bishop Kukah

The bishop of the archdiocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said that the delivery of governance in the country has been stalled due to “accidental leadership” with no proper succession plans. He said the men who have ruled the country since independence came to power without being prepared to solve the nation’s challenges. “Buhari had already said after he tried in 2011 ‘I’m done. I’m no longer interested.’ Yar’Adua had already said ‘I’m done. I want to go back to the classroom.’ Obasanjo was brought from prison to (become president),” he said. Mr Kukah spoke Sunday at a virtual session titled “Cast without a plot,” where he fielded questions from panelists on the issues around governance, leadership, develop-ment and security in the country. The event was moderated by Toyin Fal...
CAMA: CAN Sues FG, Asks Government Not To Interfere In Church Managenent
Religion

CAMA: CAN Sues FG, Asks Government Not To Interfere In Church Managenent

The Christian Association of Nigeria has dragged the Federal Government to court to challenge some provisions in the just gazetted controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 popularly called CAMA. In a statement on Monday by its General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, the Christian body said it is not comfortable with some provisions of CAMA 2020, hence , its decision to challenge the matter in court. The suit No FHC/ ABJ/ CS/ 244/ 2021 between the Incorporated Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria; and the Corporate Affairs Commission as well as the Minister of Industry , Trade and Investment was filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja , the statement said .The case was mentioned at the Federal High Court , Abuja , on Monday , it added.“ The Association resolved ...
Pope Francis Tells Nigerian Christians To stop Being Tribalist
Religion

Pope Francis Tells Nigerian Christians To stop Being Tribalist

Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, has urged Christians in Nigeria to stop being sectional, and take the moral high ground. Pope Francis, who took a swipe at churches that had opposed the appointment of Most Revd. Peter Okpalaeke as Bishop on the basis of his dialect, urged Christian communities in the country to act as true followers of Jesus Christ by showing love to all. The Pontiff said this while delivering the homily at a special mass to celebrate the first anniversary of the creation of the Ekwulobia Catholic diocese, weekend. Represented by the Papal Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi, the Pope said, “While we acknowledge that the creation of the new diocese was necessitated as a result of the remarkable numerical growth of Awka Diocese in Anambra, we cannot ...
TB Joshua Celebrates Emmanuel TV At 15
Religion

TB Joshua Celebrates Emmanuel TV At 15

Emmanuel TV, the cable station of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, on Monday clocked 15. Founder of the church Prophet T. B. Joshua celebrated the milestone via social media. His post reads: “HAPPY 15TH ANNIVERSARY EMMANUEL TV!!! Good Morning and Win Today! Fifteen years ago on March 8th 2006, Emmanuel TV embarked on an exciting journey of changing lives, changing nations and changing the world – through the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ! “The Bible says – faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). The people hear and change. Nations hear and change. The world hears and changes.” The post quoted a popular saying by Joshua, “God’s purpose is our purpose and His mission is our mission – that is what we are born for, living for and going to die for. His purp...
Actress Laide Bakare Bags Title As Leader Of Islamic Affairs
Celebs, Religion

Actress Laide Bakare Bags Title As Leader Of Islamic Affairs

Popular Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare, recently took to social media to announce and celebrate her latest achievement. In a post which she shared on her official Instagram page, the excited actress posted a flier that had her photo and indicated that she has been conferred a title by a Muslim prayer ministry. The title translated in English as leader of Islamic affairs was given to her in recognition of her contribution towards the participation and development of Islam, humanity, and most importantly the ministry itself. The event and certificate presentation is slated to hold on March 7. "Awwww I’m so grateful for this New tittle As (ASIWAJU ADINI ) @sheikhabdrosheed_aseolohun and All members of Alimosho Hizbullahi Int thanks so much for the recognition."   ...
Pastor Chris McDouglas Omosokpea Accused Of Rape, Sells Church Building, Runs Off To Establish Another
Religion

Pastor Chris McDouglas Omosokpea Accused Of Rape, Sells Church Building, Runs Off To Establish Another

A cleric, Chris McDouglas Omosokpea of Peculiar Generation Assembly Church, Oshodi, Lagos, who is facing a charge for the rape of his member’s teen daughter has allegedly sold his church building and fled to an unknown place to establish another church. Omosokpea, who was arrested in June 2020 by officers of the Makinde Police Station where the family of the victim reported the matter, was granted bail on health grounds before the Lagos High Court. It was gathered that the pastor had allegedly sexually abused a 14-year-old girl for the past four years before he was arrested and charged before the court for defilement. The case came up again on Tuesday before the Presiding Magistrate, Kubeinje, at Ogba Magistrates Court, Lagos, but Omosokpea was conspicuously absent while the c...
”You are the Husband Every Woman Wants” – Pastor Folu Adeboye celebrates her husband, Pastor Adeboye, as he turns 79
Religion

”You are the Husband Every Woman Wants” – Pastor Folu Adeboye celebrates her husband, Pastor Adeboye, as he turns 79

Clergyman and the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, turns 79 today March 2. His wife of over 50 years took to social media this afternoon, to express her gratitude to God for giving him to her as a husband. According to the clergywoman, Pastor Adeboye is the husband every woman wants. Her post reads ''Adeboye, 79 years ago, God brought you into this world specially just for me. He knew I will need a Champion, a King, a Priest, a Prophet, a Gentleman and He made you for me. I’m thankful for the love you continually show me and I love you just as much. You are the husband every woman wants, the father every child loves and the friend no one wants to share. On this most special day for you my most special man, may God bles...
Rev. King Gets 17 Pages Of ThisDay Birthday Advert While On Death Row
Religion

Rev. King Gets 17 Pages Of ThisDay Birthday Advert While On Death Row

Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, more commonly called Rev King, who was convicted for murder to the Supreme Court and given a death sentence, has been gifted with 17 newspaper advert pages in ThisDay, by his church members and others who celebrated him like a god. Reverend King, General Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly, Lagos State, who was sentenced to death in January 2007 for murder, indecent and sexual assaults and other atrocities in his church, was seen on the newspaper adverts celebrated as “daddy and god.” The newspaper devoted 17 full colour pages to King being adverts carried by his church members, saying “His Holiness, the Most High Dr Reverend King live and reign forever in our lives in Jesus Christ name. Amen. We worship and adore you, our living God.” “On the glorious d...
800 Ethiopians Killed After Defending ‘Ark Of The Covenant’
Religion

800 Ethiopians Killed After Defending ‘Ark Of The Covenant’

At least 800 people were reportedly killed in Ethiopia as worshippers and soldiers risked their lives to protect what Christians there say is the sacred Ark of the Covenant from local militia. Ethiopian Christians claim the Ark — the wooden chest built to hold the Ten Commandments of Moses — is being kept safe in a chapel in the holy northern city of Axum in the Tigray region. The battle between Ethiopian soldiers and rebel fighters happened in the fall, The Sunday Times reported, but it is only being reported now. “When people heard the shooting they ran to the church to give support to the priests and others who were there protecting the ark,” Getu Mak, a local university lecturer, told The Times. “Certainly some of them were killed for doing that.” Little was known ab...

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