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Human skull and AK-47 Rifles Recovered From IPOB Training Camps in Delta
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Human skull and AK-47 Rifles Recovered From IPOB Training Camps in Delta

Three undercover training camps operated by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB at Ibusa, Okpanam, and Illah communities of Delta state have been busted by the police. Some members of the group who were paraded before newmen on Wednesday May 13, were accused of snatching and robbing police officers of their rifles since 2018. A skull of a victim which was recovered from one of the IPOB camps, was displayed during the parade. Delta Police Commissioner, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa said some of the IPOB members allegedly involved in killing of policemen at various points and snatching of 16 rifles which belongs to the Nigerian Police Force, were arrested following a tip-off. Among those arrested are Ejiofor Odili a.k.a Bishop 45 years old, a native of Anambra State, Sunday Okah,...
Bishop Dies Of Coronavirus As Church Faces Criticism Over Some Of Its Practices
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Bishop Dies Of Coronavirus As Church Faces Criticism Over Some Of Its Practices

A 71-year-old prominent bishop in the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), Milutin Knezevic has died from coronavirus less than a week after being hospitalized. Knezevic who was diagnosed with coronavirus alongside two other priests from the Valjevo diocese, drew public concern as his church still engaged in some practices which include kissing of shrines and even using a single spoon in the communion which had been banned under emergency regulations. His diocese confirmed his death on Monday March 30, days after the church faced accusations of flouting emergency health regulations. Earlier this month, the Serbian government declared state of emergency and suspended public gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However on March 15, several videos emerged of people taking co...
Vatican City Reports its First Case of Coronavirus Days after Pope Tested Negative
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Vatican City Reports its First Case of Coronavirus Days after Pope Tested Negative

The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed at the Vatican days after Pope Francis tested negative for the virus which forced him to cancel a series of engagements last week due to an illness described 'as a cold'. Spokesman Matteo Bruni said the discovery was made on Thursday and that outpatient services in Vatican clinics had been suspended to sanitize the areas. He said its emergency services will continue, adding that the Vatican had informed Italian health authorities. This comes after Catholic bishops in Italy confirmed at the bishops conference that Masses would not be held from Monday to Saturday in churches in the Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna region as well as in the provinces of Savona in the Liguria region and Pesaro and Urbino in the Marche region due to c...
Funke Akindele Shares Photos After Being Criticized By Bishop For Not Attending Father’s Burial
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Funke Akindele Shares Photos After Being Criticized By Bishop For Not Attending Father’s Burial

Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele has refused to give a response after being berated by the Bishop of Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Ikorodu, Rt. Rev Samson Osundina for refusing to attend her father's burial. Instead of giving an answer, she has gone ahead to share photos of herself and Eniola with the caption: "????. @eniola_badmus eniola_badmus will always bring out the Ghetto in me!!! Anticipate #omoghettothesaga" Recall that while delivering the burial sermon, Rev. Osundina thanked the children for taking care of their father during the times when he was ill, but stressed the fact that paying him the last respect as children was very important and significant. He enjoined them to retrace their steps by making amends wherever necessary. He then suspended th...
Two suicide bombers attempting to invade a catholic church intercepted in Adamawa state
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Two suicide bombers attempting to invade a catholic church intercepted in Adamawa state

Two suicide bombers who attempted to invade the St. Pius Catholic Church In Shuwa, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa, while the church mass was ongoing this morning, were intercepted and they detonated the bomb on themselves in the process. Over 1500 parishoners were inside the church during the mass.   Confirming the incident, the Bishop of Yola Diocese, Dami Mamza, who is also the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, said the suspected Boko Haram members aimed at gaining access into the Church while the morning mass was in progress but God’s intervention saved the day.   According to Mamza, the vigilant cadet boys on patrol around the vicinity prevented the bombers from gaining entry thereby forcing the explosives to detonate before ge...
Pastor Shares Pictures of the Terrible Accident His Daughter Survived
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Pastor Shares Pictures of the Terrible Accident His Daughter Survived

A pastor has shared the testimony of how his daughter survived a terrible accident that would have taken her life or rendered her useless. According to Bishop Randy Borders, his daughter, Hope Elizabeth Borders, got involved in an accident that saw her car somersault multiple times down a mountain. Fortunately for her, she survived the crash and walked out of the car with just a bruised rib caused by the tight seatbelt. The pastor shared: “This picture I just took of my daughter and I means more to me than I could ever explain. Yesterday (Friday) my daughter was in wreck four hours away from me. She rolled 3 or 4 times down a mountain. She walked away with only bruised ribs from seatbelt. Troopers did not expect her to be alive, let alone unhurt. All is well. She’s good. God i...
2019 Prophecies By Bishop David Oyedepo
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2019 Prophecies By Bishop David Oyedepo

Oyedepo Predicts Better 2019 For Nigeria Bishop David Oyedepo, Founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel), has predicted that nothing will tamper with the peace of Nigeria in 2019. The respected cleric in his new year message while speaking at the headquarters of his church in Ota, Ogun state, said Nigeria will be changing for the better. Oyedepo declared: “The prince of peace will continue to Dominate in Nigeria and Africa, we shall not see set-back anymore. “Because of the saints of God in this country, Nigeria shall remain safe. “The year 2019 shall be a year of humbling testimonies.”
I’ll Be Benue Governor In 2019, President In 2023 – Bishop Sam Zuga
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I’ll Be Benue Governor In 2019, President In 2023 – Bishop Sam Zuga

A certain prophet, one Bishop Sam Zuga, has declared that he will become the governor of Benue state from 2019 to 2023 and the president of Nigeria from 2023 to 2027. He made the assertion in a post on his Facebook page. The bishop, who describes himself as ‘Jehovah’s field marshal’, stated that he will make Benue state an envy of all states in Nigeria and make Nigeria an envy of all nations of the world. He said: “I, Bishop Dr Sam Zuga (Jehovah’s Field Marshal), is the governor of Benue state from 2019-2023. The president of Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2023-2027. “I will make everyone who is ready for transformation to have financial Independence. I will make Benue state an envy of all states in Nigeria and make Nigeria an envy of all nations of the worl...
Call Fr. Mbaka To Order, PDP Chieftain Tells Enugu Catholic Bishop
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Call Fr. Mbaka To Order, PDP Chieftain Tells Enugu Catholic Bishop

CHIEFTAIN of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, Chief Chinedu Eya has called on the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Valentine Onaga to as a matter of urgency caution Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria AMEN, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, over his involvement in the build up to the 2019 elections. Fr. Mbaka Chief Eya, a former Enugu North senatorial aspirant on the platform of PDP, and National Convener of “Why it must be PDP in 2019” who spoke after the fiery Priest described President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as “change” and “bureau de change” respectively, wondered why the Rev. Father will not leave politics for politicians. He said the cleric should focus on his mandate of propagating the gospel...
I’ve Seen Adam And Eve Before – Ghanaian Bishop, Daniel Obinim
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I’ve Seen Adam And Eve Before – Ghanaian Bishop, Daniel Obinim

Ghanaian Bishop, Daniel Obinim has claimed to have met Adam and Eve before, also stating that he knows them personally Bishop Daniel Obinim who is the founder and leader of the International Godsway Ministries, said that he has had a rare privilege of personally knowing ‘Adam and Eve’, who are believed to be the first human beings created by God. According to him, he got to know Adam and Eve after he was introduced to them by God in the spiritual realms. Speaking in an interview on a local TV station, the controversial preacher also said he was introduced to Moses and Abraham by Jesus. “The Adam and Eve that God created who have died a long time ago, I saw them. I know Adam and Eve. Jesus Christ took me to the spiritual realms to show me Adam, Eve, Abraham and even Moses. I know…...
Breaking: Abdulsalami, Kukah, Nicholas Okoh, Others Storm INEC
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Breaking: Abdulsalami, Kukah, Nicholas Okoh, Others Storm INEC

As part of their efforts to calm tension within the political sphere, the former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar together with Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese; former Vice-President Ebitu Ukiwe and Nicholas Okoh, Anglican bishop, Tuesday stormed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission to discuss with the chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu ways and democratic processes to adopt, to make the forthcoming 2019 presidential election a successful one. Abdulsalami who is the chairman of the peace committee seized the opportunity to urged politicians to shun violence and anything that would disrupt the forthcoming elections. His words as quoted by Thecable, “We are all aware that we are approaching the 2019 election and already you are ver...
Pope Accepts Resignation Of U.S. Bishop Accused Of Sexual Harassment
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Pope Accepts Resignation Of U.S. Bishop Accused Of Sexual Harassment

A U.S. bishop accused of molesting adults resigned on Thursday, in the latest sex abuse scandal to rock the Catholic Church. Pope Francis Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Monsignor Michael J Bransfield as bishop of Wheeling-Charleston in the U.S. state of West Virginia, a Vatican statement said. Separately, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said on its website that Bransfield, 75, will be investigated over “allegations of sexual harassment of adults.” The probe is to be led by Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, who was named interim leader of the diocese. He pledged to “conduct a thorough investigation […] into the troubling allegations.” “A hotline has been established for those wishing to share any information related to this investigation,” the diocese add...
”I Have  No Plans To Islamise Nigeria” – Buhari Tells Catholic Bishops
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”I Have No Plans To Islamise Nigeria” – Buhari Tells Catholic Bishops

President Buhari yesterday told Catholic bishops in Sokoto that there are no plans by his administration to Islamize the country. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), President Buhari said contrary to the propaganda and narrative being promoted by some mischievous politicians, there is no fact to indicate that the present administration was out to Islamise Nigeria. Represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, President Buhari said such religious propaganda has created suspicion and distrust, leading to division and disharmony in the country. “There has been a lot of negative propaganda being instigated by outsiders and finds narrative in the church that there is a plan to islamis...
Why My First Marriage Of 26-Year-old  Failed – Archbishop Duncan-Williams
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Why My First Marriage Of 26-Year-old Failed – Archbishop Duncan-Williams

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, the Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) has finally spoken on the circumstances leading to his divorce. He said, he married consciously but he did not know anything about the making up of marriage. He stated that at age 24, he was asked to marry in other not to fall into the trap of sin. He got married to Rosa Whitaker nine years ago after he divorced his previous wife, Mama Francisca after 26 years. Rosa Whitaker is described as a woman with solid educational background. She is the president and CEO of The Whitaker Group (TWG), and is recognised as a leading expert on African trade, investment and business. However, speaking at the International Youth Empowerment Summit in Accra, the CA...
Nigerians Should Forget About APC – Anglican Bishop Blows Hot
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Nigerians Should Forget About APC – Anglican Bishop Blows Hot

While speaking at the Basilica of St. James the Great Cathedral Atani, headquarters of Anglican Diocese of Ogbaru, the Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Rt. Rev. Samuel Ezeofor, called on Nigerians to withdraw their support from the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to Vanguard, the cleric who made the call during the enthronement of Rt. Rev. Prosper Amah as the second Bishop of Ogbaru Diocese, said APC has disappointed Nigerians, adding that the congregation should transfer to any other political party that would move Nigeria forward. The bishop said what is important now is for politicians to look around and find out which of the parties that will move the nation forward and then join the bandwagon. “APC has moved us backward and if we must progress, we must do the nee...
Bishop Oyedepo Cautions President Buhari Over ‎Arabic Studies In Police Recruitment Test
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Bishop Oyedepo Cautions President Buhari Over ‎Arabic Studies In Police Recruitment Test

President of Living Faith Church Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo, has charged President Muhamadu Buhari led administration to be conscious of every move and ‎policies that would spore religious war in Nigeria. Speaking during his prophetic ministration at the largest gathering of Christian worshipers worldwide in Canaan land Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria,‎ Oyedepo said: “The inclusion of Arabic studies in the recent Nigeria Police Force NPF recruitment Test is highly unacceptable.” “Some forces just want to score political marks by trying to divide impress the president and divide us as a people. This administration and all agents that want to divide us should be seriously warned as it’s too late to turn Nigeria into an Islamic State.” The Bish...
Leah Sharibu: Jonathan’s Aide, Omokri Condemns Arewa Pastors’ Visit To Buhari
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Leah Sharibu: Jonathan’s Aide, Omokri Condemns Arewa Pastors’ Visit To Buhari

Reno Omokri, the former aide to ex president Goodluck Jonathan has criticized pastors under the auspices of the Arewa Pastors Non-denominational Initiative for Peace in Nigeria, who paid President Muhammadu Buhari a visit on Thursday.   The pastors during their visit to the president accused their colleagues of inciting violence and working against President Buhari.     Leader of the group, Bishop John Richard, endorsed Buhari for a second term owing to his achievements in security.   Reacting, Omokri berated the pastors for supporting Buhari yet failed to question the President on the whereabouts of a detained Christian Dapchi girl,Leah Sharibu and the killings of Northern Christians.   The former presidential aide on his Twitter page wrote,...
Daddy Freeze’ Attacks’ Pastor Oyedepo, For Claiming Church Resurrected Dead Man
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Daddy Freeze’ Attacks’ Pastor Oyedepo, For Claiming Church Resurrected Dead Man

Controversial On-Air Personality (OAP), Daddy Freeze has ‘attacked’ Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living faith Church Worldwide, for claiming the church resurrected a man from the dead. The Church on Its official Facebook page had shared a story of a young man, Luiz Fedeliz, who was declared dead by different hospitals but came back to life after the prophetic mantle was placed round his neck. Reacting, Freeze while asking the cleric to be silent, questioning him for failing to resurrect a boy who allegedly died in Covenant University pool some time ago. Freeze wrote, “I’m getting really tired of all these Pentecostal principalities! Can the bishop please be silent? The internet NEVER forgets! “Why didn’t he raise the boy that allegedly died in the covenant swimming pool incident last ye...
I Give The Go-Ahead To Any Yahoo Boy Scamming The Whites – Bishop Obinim
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I Give The Go-Ahead To Any Yahoo Boy Scamming The Whites – Bishop Obinim

Leader and Founder of International Godsway Church (IGC), the self-acclaimed angel of God, Bishop Angel Daniel Obinim has said he really supports the scammers whose targets are whites. The angel of God in a video was seen giving his maximum support to white targeted scammmers and explaining his reasons he said; Whites have been defrauding us since their first entry into the African continent  and anyone who is into scamming but only targets the white, is not committing a crime. He, however, said as a man of God he will support anyone who is into scamming and will therefore never advise them to stop. “Anyone who’s into internet scam and committing fraud, the person he’s frauding, which is the white guy is a fraud himself. …. So I won’t advise internet scammers to stop scamming p...
Man Pronounced Dead By 4 Hospitals, ‘Miraculously’ Revived By Bishop Oyedepo’s Prophetic Mantle
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Man Pronounced Dead By 4 Hospitals, ‘Miraculously’ Revived By Bishop Oyedepo’s Prophetic Mantle

The testimony was shared on the facebook page of the press and publicity unity of Bishop David Oyedepo's church, Winners chapel. For those who believe such stories, read below. .. Luiz Fedelis was confirmed dead after being taken to four major hospitals in Lagos. His Area pastor ordered for him to be brought home, after which he called on the God of his father Bishop David Oyedepo, he placed the prophetic mantle round his neck and poured some anointing oil inside his mouth. Surprisingly he vomited two cowries, life was restored. See him walking gallantly in the lord. Bishop David Oyedepo declared that anything dying or dead around you shall be restored back to live by the resurrection power of Christ
Bishop Azogu: Why Imo APC Is In Crisis
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Bishop Azogu: Why Imo APC Is In Crisis

A member of Imo State Elders Advisory Council, Bishop Udo Azogu, says the APC-led government in the state is currently facing crisis because his advice was not heeded by party faithful. He said that with the prevailing trend of intolerance and rascality within the leadership of the party, coupled with a collective sense of ambivalence towards reconciliation by party elders, the APC-led government of Imo State appears to be moving on a dangerous collision course with anarchy and warned key players in the party to tread with caution in order to save the party from imminent collapse. “My request for cessation of hostilities among party faithful was not heeded, resulting in the present impasse. With the prevailing trend of intolerance and rascality within the leadership of the party c...
Bishop David Oyedepo Celebrates Wife Faith Oyedepo’s 60th Birthday With Lovely Message
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Bishop David Oyedepo Celebrates Wife Faith Oyedepo’s 60th Birthday With Lovely Message

David Oyedepo, the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel has penned a lovely piece for his wife who celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday.   He wrote;   “My wife is here today celebrating her 60th birthday. Death came to seize her in 2004. But Jesus stepped in to destroy the devil…In the midst of that attack, I was in 27 nations, blasting the head of the devil, with a wife dying! Seek ye first the interest of My kingdom and leave the rest to Me… She’s on her feet today… — I said to Jesus, ‘that you heal her is not what makes you my God. Whether you heal her or not, you are my God.’ I’m sure He must have said, ‘My son, make...
Warri Bishop Receives N100m Lexus SUV From His Church Members For Birthday
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Warri Bishop Receives N100m Lexus SUV From His Church Members For Birthday

A Nigerian Bishop, Saint Dikeji Miyerijesu, has received a 2018 Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) as birthday gift. Saint Dikeji Miyerijesu is the Bishop of God’s Grace Ministry. He is also hailed by his followers as the Bishop of the Whole World and Jesus Holiness. According to reports from his church, Saint Dikeji Miyerijesu received the Lexus LX 570 2018 model as a gift from his children in the Lord to mark his 10 years on earth, 56 years in heaven through baptism. The SUV is valued at about N100 million. A special service was conducted to mark the double birthday celebrations at the Ministry’s headquarters based in Warri, Delta state. ABOUT Saint Dikeji Miyerijesu Saint Dikeji Miyerijesu, as he is popularly called, claims to be called and ordained by Jesus Christ himself...
We Will Protect The Poor, Helpless Says VP Osinbajo
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We Will Protect The Poor, Helpless Says VP Osinbajo

Laolu Akande, Abuja: I am especially honoured to be here to join family and friends of our departed heroes to mark this day when we remember the incredible sacrifices they made on the field of battle. Every one of the men and women of our armed forces killed in battle took a decision that they were prepared to lay down their lives for flag and country. Those promises were tested and found to have been faithfully made. Many died in circumstances so terrifying and horrifying. But the greatest loss is of the families they left behind, wives, husbands, children, siblings and sometimes parents. So death is a test not for the dead but for the living. It is the living that must bear the pain of shattered hopes. The many children who will miss the special moments in their lives, one parent w...
Osinbajo will Face Fierce Opposition – Bishop Isong Releases 2018 Prophecies
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Osinbajo will Face Fierce Opposition – Bishop Isong Releases 2018 Prophecies

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo will face fierce opposition from his kinsmen in 2018. Bishop Emma Gospel Isong said this while reeling out his 2018 prophesies. He said Osinbajo will have a very tough time with his people this year as they will oppose his actions. Isong said, “Nigerians will experience increase in crime rate more than 2017. “Nigerians will experience suffering and threat to human lives this year. “Those controlling the nation’s security apparatus should re-double their efforts in their quest to secure the nation.” He predicted that because of the level of economic crunch which has left young people grappling with how to put food on the table, they will resort to crime. “Nigerians should pray consistently this year as they have responsibility to do so...
Tithe: Anti-Christ Movements Behind Controversies – Bishop Emmah Isong
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Tithe: Anti-Christ Movements Behind Controversies – Bishop Emmah Isong

The National Deputy President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, South South, Bishop Emmah Isong, on Tuesday described the controversies surrounding tithing as a movement by anti Christ groups and a sign of last days. Speaking to Vanguard, he said: “Let me tell you how this thing started. This thing started with the pastors being accused of being too rich and owning private jets. Then they said these pastors do not retire, to the issue of removing Christian Religious Studies (CRS) and now tithing.” “So when you take a cursory look into this,you will discover that there has been a premeditated movement of anti Christ groups and it is a sign of the last days, tithing is one of the seven pillars of Christanity ,its unshakable, it will not hold water because most of us come f...
“The Black Man Is Lazy” – Bishop David Oyedepo Declares
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“The Black Man Is Lazy” – Bishop David Oyedepo Declares

David Oyedepo, presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, has declared that the greatest challenge facing the black man today is not intellectual bankruptcy, but laziness and inability to task his thinking faculty towards realising assets that will benefit his immediate environment. Oyedepo who is also the Chancellor of Covenant University (CU) Ota, Ogun State, challenged academicians to ‘stop being merely bookish and start grooming thinkers’. Delivering the keynote address at the 54th meeting of the Committee of Deans of Post Graduate Schools (CDPGS) in Nigerian Universities at CU premises, the cleric said his experiences with those in the academia shows that many of them are simply so proud of having become authority in their chosen fields. He however noted that that is no...
“Muslims Have A Right to Islamise Nigeria” – Catholic Bishop
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“Muslims Have A Right to Islamise Nigeria” – Catholic Bishop

The Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Oyo, Emmanuel Badejo, has pointed out that Muslims have a right to Islamise Nigeria. Badejo said this was because the person in power was a ‘Muslim’. He chided Christians forChristianity complaining about it adding that they had the opportunity to ‘Christianize’ Nigeria but failed to do so. Speaking to Tribune, he said; “I’ve always shared the view of one of our leaders, John Cardinal Onaiyekan. I believe that Muslims have an Islamisation agenda, and they have a right to have it. Do Christians have a Christianisation agenda? . Yes, I hope so and we have a right to have it. The Muslims are pursuing an agenda; why are we not pursuing ours? Nigeria, for many many years, had a larger number of Christians in power. The education curriculum, which caused...
Bishop Oyedepo Survives Plane Crash
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Bishop Oyedepo Survives Plane Crash

Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church Worldwide on Friday shared his testimony of how he escaped what looked like a “potential plane crash” alongside those travelling with him. Oyedepo shared the testimony at the ‘Breakthrough Service’ of the church, also known as Winner’s Chapel, at the church’s world headquarters in Ota, Ogun State and broadcast to all the zonal centres of the church in Ota and Lagos. The Bishop told the congregation that the aircraft plunged into crisis mid-air, but “God took control and landed the plane.” He said: “There was a mid-air crisis, there was serious turbulence, but there was no apprehension. Jesus took control. He landed the plane safely. And we were just celebrating the faithfulness of God.” Although he did not disclose where he was going or c...
IGP Orders Arrest Of Imo Catholic Priest Killers
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IGP Orders Arrest Of Imo Catholic Priest Killers

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the Imo state Commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, to arrest the killers of Rev Fr Cyriacus Onunkwo of the Orlu Catholic diocese. Onunkwo, who returned to organise the funeral rites of his father, Celestine Onunkwo, who died last weekend, was kidnapped on Friday at Amaifeke in Orlu town. His corpse was found the next day (Saturday) at Omumma, in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state. Speaking separately on Monday during visits to the archbishop of Owerri Catholic archbishop, AJV Obinna and the Bishop of Orlu Catholic diocese, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma, the CP said that the IGP was saddened by the development and had therefore ordered his command and the IGP Technical Intelligence Unit to partner in apprehending...
Anambra Guber: Gov. Obiano Assures Of Security
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Anambra Guber: Gov. Obiano Assures Of Security

Anambra State governor Willie Obiano has stressed he would continue to drive the vision of his administration towards opening every sector of the state to boost socio economic growth. Governor Willie Obiano said this while addressing the congregation during a Holy Mass at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, Achalla-Umuchu in Aguata Local Government Area. The Governor explained that Umuchu community had benefited immensely from his administration as some projects in the community had been completed, while others are still on going. “We have completed Ekwulobia-Akpu-Achina–Umuchu Road and Nkwo–Umuchu–Achalla roads are under construction, while the construction of Amanaza–Umuchu Girls–Umuomaku roads would commence next year, after the passage of 2018 appropriation Bill.” He pointed that...
Bishop Quits Over Sex Video
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Bishop Quits Over Sex Video

A Romanian Orthodox Church bishop has resigned after a video was released, according to local media, of him having sex with a 17-year-old student from his seminary. The video showing Corneliu Barladeanu, bishop of the eastern city of Husi, which has been circulating online since mid-July, has created a scandal in Romania, where 85 percent of the population are Orthodox Christians. The Holy Synod, the Church’s ruling body, met on Thursday and Friday to discuss the matter. After the two day discussion, the bishop — who claims he is innocent — decided to resign “for the peace and the good of the Church,” the Romanian church leadership said in a statement. A disciplinary process within the Church would have lasted several months, protracting “for a long time the uncertainty within ...
Ozubulu Church Re-Opens A Week After Gunmen Attack
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Ozubulu Church Re-Opens A Week After Gunmen Attack

Normal church services were held at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra, a week after gunmen killed worshipers during early morning service. The church was sealed after Aug. 6 massacre which claimed 11 people and 18 others sustaining various degrees of injury. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who attended the church service, reports that there was an initial low turn-out of parishioners but the attendance later picked up. NAN reports that the service was attended by officials of the state government led by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu. Also, present at the Mass was Aloysius Ikegwuonu, popularly called ‘Bishop” and one of the chieftains of the village, who was alleged to have been the target of the Aug 6 attack. IIkegwu...
Church Attack: Ngige-Led Presidential Delegation Delivers Fed Govt’s Condolences To Anambra
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Church Attack: Ngige-Led Presidential Delegation Delivers Fed Govt’s Condolences To Anambra

A President delegation led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Saturday condoled with Anambra Government over the August 6 attack on worshippers at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. Members of the team include Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah; Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; and Minister of State for Environment, Mr. Ibrahim Jubrin. Handing over the two-page condolence message to Governor Willie Obiano, who was represented by his deputy, Nkem Okeke, Ngige described the shooting as ‘unfortunate.’ He said the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, was deeply saddened by the news of the shooting and death of innocent worsh...
Seven Nigerians Make List Of Top 20 World Richest Pastors
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Seven Nigerians Make List Of Top 20 World Richest Pastors

​Seven Nigerian pastors have made it to the list of top 20 richest pastors in the world and their estimated net worth in the latest release by Forbes. The list, which is a collection of men of God all over the world, sees the founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Brazil, Pastor Edir Macedo in number one. General Overseer of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo tops the lists of Nigeria pastors in the fifth position in the world ranking, while Pastor Enoch Adeboye occupies the sixth position. See full list of top 20… 1. Edir Macedo is a Brazilian pastor and preacher worth $1.1 billion. Macedo is the founder of Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. He is also the founder of Grupo Record and Record News. Macedo is the richest pastor in the world. 2. Ke...
Bishop Oyedepo Speaks On Restoration Of CRK, condemns breaking Nigeria idea
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Bishop Oyedepo Speaks On Restoration Of CRK, condemns breaking Nigeria idea

Founder and Bishop of the Living Faith Church expressing thanks to God over the restoration of Christian Religious Knowledge as a Standalone subject in Nigerian Sec Schools, he also warned against the imposition of Arabic as a compulsory subject in Universities. In what seemed as a reference to IPOB he emphasised the unity of Nigeria and prayed that the country will never be divided Similar warnings about Arab plots to destabilise African countries were raised over a decade ago by writers like Chinweizu. The usual tool is religion and religious militias, the plan was perfectly executed in Sudan with the Arab supporter of APC militias who killed many blacks and drove them off their ancestral lands before dividing the country. Now Northern Sudan is another large chunk of black Africa take...
Imo Catholic Community Defies Pope Francis, Insists On Removal Of Bishop
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Imo Catholic Community Defies Pope Francis, Insists On Removal Of Bishop

The order of Pope Francis after a June 8 meeting at the Vatican with a delegation from the Ahiara Diocese has been defied again as 3,000 faithful of the Diocese of the Catholic Church protest the appointment of Bishop Peter Okpaleke. The protesters were reportedly backed by the laity, priests and community leaders. Mr. Okpaleke was appointed as Bishop and consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, but both the Laity Council and the priests in the diocese rejected his appointment on the grounds that he is not an indigene of the area, Mbaise. In continuation of the defiance, worshippers again converged on Saturday on the Mater Ecclesiae Cathedral, Mbaise in Imo State for a rally to restate their total rejection of the embattled Bishop, an Anambra indigene, who the Pope said could not...
Resign If You Are Incapacitated – Church Tells Buhari
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Resign If You Are Incapacitated – Church Tells Buhari

The Enugu Diocese of the Anglican Communion has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to throw-in the towel if he can no longer perform owing to ill health. The Church is of the opinion that the situation was affecting the development of the country. This was part of the decisions taken by the Church during her 3rd session of the 16th Synod, which held at the Christ Redemption Church, WTC, Enugu. In a communiqué issued after the synod, which was signed by the Archbishop of the Enugu Province and Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Ven. Augustine Orah, the Synod Secretary and the Registrar, Sir, (Barr) H.B.C Ogboko, the Church said it took note of “President Muhammadu Buhari’s ill health, which has kept him out of office for long, thereby impeding the growth of the n...
Anambra Guber: Aspirants Tackle Obiano For Allegedly Playing Politics In Church
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Anambra Guber: Aspirants Tackle Obiano For Allegedly Playing Politics In Church

Five governorship aspirants in the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, Chief Osita Chidoka, Prince Tony Nwoye, Chief Oseloka Obaze and Chief Zeribe Ezeanuna, weekend tackled Governor Willie Obiano for allegedly playing politics in the church and declaring that there is no vacancy in the governorship seat of Anambra State. While making his speech during the Thanksgiving Service for the 50th birthday celebration of Bishop of the Niger, Rt. Rev. Owen Nwokolo, and launching his book entitled, “Parenting in the Old Testament: Contemporary Patterns, Challenges and Solution for Nigeria” Obiano had said there was no vacancy in the government house in the state as he would govern for another four years. However, Senator Andy Uba, who is contesting under...
Ekiti To Hand Schools Over To Missionary Owners If … – Fayose
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Ekiti To Hand Schools Over To Missionary Owners If … – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor‎ Ayodele Fayose has said his administration is ready to hand over mission schools to their original owners as long as they can prove that they have the ability to provide qualitative education in such institutions. The governor stated that in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday during a meeting with the leadership of the Anglican Church in the state and members of the Alumni Association of Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti on moves to hand over the school and Christ’s Girls School to their original owners. In a statement on Sunday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, ‎the governor said what was important is the provision of quality education to Ekiti children and improving on the standards the state had set. The governor, who received a document prepared by t...
Police Burst Kidnap Gang Led By Wanted Kingpin Gana’s Associates
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Police Burst Kidnap Gang Led By Wanted Kingpin Gana’s Associates

Benue State Police Command has busted two kidnap syndicate of eight in Makurdi and Katsina-Ala including a gang of four allegedly led by a woman believed to be an associate of the wanted militant leader, Terwase Agwaza, also known as Gana, who a week ago abducted a Katsina/Ala-based businessman. The police operation also led to the arrest of three women whose responsibilities were to provide food for the victims, who was rescued alive. The arrest is coming few days after Governor Samuel Ortom assented to the anti-kidnapping bill, which prescribed death penalty for offenders. Parading the suspects yesterday at the Command Headquarters in Makurdi, the state’s Police Commissioner, Mr. Bashir Makama, said the businessman was kidnapped alongside his son, who was later released to sourc...
Rita Ibeni is a Blackmailer, Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe Is Innocent
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Rita Ibeni is a Blackmailer, Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe Is Innocent

A blackmailer who claims to be a journalist has landed in Kirikiri Maximum Prison attempting to extort money from a popular clergy in Lagos through blackmail. Ohio Ojeagbase, 38, walked into the net of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, after perfecting his extortion plot on Bishop (Dr.) Chris Kwakpovwe, the General Overseer of the Manna Prayer Mountain and publisher of the daily devotional, Our Daily Manna. He was arrested alongside a Lagos-based lawyer, Barr. Uche Iloani accused of working together with Mr. Ohio who owns Probiters Report. Trouble started for Ohio and his accomplice after they had planted a lady in Bishop Kwapovwe’s ministry to function as a staff whose job was to feed them with information that could facilitate their blackmail plans on the clergy. Rita I...
Soldiers In Benue Search Catholic Church & Priest’s House For Weapons
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Soldiers In Benue Search Catholic Church & Priest’s House For Weapons

According to a Reverend father/Bishop Vesuwe Benjamin who works at Catholic Diocese of Gboko,Benue state,his house and church were ransacked by Nigerian military in search of weapons.Below is what he wrote.... 'Today my house and the entire parish was turned inside out by the military in-search for weapons. They say I keep weapons, for heaven sake, I don't do weapon. The Fulani herdsmen go about with heavy weapons killing innocent people and never a day has any one of them been harassed by the military. There are instances where the military have even assisted them to carry out their attacks on Defenseless citizens. The soldiers we have in this country are one sided. Why are they trying to divide the very country they are called to defend on religious line. Would they have done this to ...
Monarch University Built By Bishop Tom Samson Where School Fees Is N500k
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Monarch University Built By Bishop Tom Samson Where School Fees Is N500k

According to Nigerian journalist Fejiro Oliver,below are photos of Monarch University built by flamboyant pastor Bishop Tom Samson.The school is allegedly N500k and above.He wrote... 'Beloved, I present to you the site of Royal city college of Education and Take off Campus for monarch University built by this Man of God. The school fees is in the region of N500,000 and above. Your tithes and seed offerings built it, yet you and your children may not be able to attend. Upon that, he owns over 4 bullet proof vehicles amongst other ones. He moves around with escorts and sells handkerchiefs and anointing oil for you to protect yourself. I present Bishop Tomson to you'
Easter: Catholic Diocese Clears Fines Of 25 Prison Inmates
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Easter: Catholic Diocese Clears Fines Of 25 Prison Inmates

The Catholic Diocese of Yola on Friday paid fines of 25 inmates from the Prison, as part of activities to mark the Easter celebration. Speaking at the ceremony, Bishop Stephen Mamza, said the church paid the fine amount and got them released. The church also presented foodstuff to the remaining inmates. Mamza urged Christians to demonstrate love through sharing with the needy and underprivileged such as prisoners and internally displaced persons during such festive periods. Mamza said that the role of the Church as the body of Christ is to put a smile in the lives of the hopeless one in the society. In his remarks at the occasion, the officer in charge of the prison, Mr Idi Abubakar lauded the church for the gesture and its sustain assistance to the inmates during such festi...
Nigerian Bishop Jailed In London For Sexual Harassment
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Nigerian Bishop Jailed In London For Sexual Harassment

Photos: Nigerian bishop and his secretary jailed for sexual assaults on teen, woman during private prayer sessions in London A Nigerian bishop and his female secretary have been jailed after they sexually assaulted a teenage girl and a woman during private prayer sessions at their south London Christian centre. Benjamin Egbujor, 55, of Harold Avenue, Belvedere, Kent, was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court to three years and four months' imprisonment on Friday, March 31, after he was found guilty of sexual assault and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Rose Nwenwu, 43, of Thurlestone Road, West Norwood, London, was convicted of helping and encouraging Egbujor in relation to one of his victims, and taking part in that sexual assault herself. She was sente...
Story Of Ibadan’s First Entrepreneur, Enigmatic Adebisi Idi-ikan: An Unsung Hero
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Story Of Ibadan’s First Entrepreneur, Enigmatic Adebisi Idi-ikan: An Unsung Hero

The Nigerian firmament, is replete with the stories of unsung heroes, be it in commerce, politics, enterprise, education, sports, medicine, traditional institutions and so on. Sanusi Adebisi Idikan was an enigmatic personality that traversed Ibadan’s landscape in commerce, engaged in philanthropy and humaneness in the late 19th and 20th centuries. COMING OF THE OFI- CLOTHE WEAVING HERO He was born in 1882, in Ibadan during the reign of Aare Latoosa, the Baale of Ibadan, and died in 1938, during the reign of his bosom friend and Father In Law, Olubadan Okunola Abass Aleshinloye. Despite being the biggest story of his time, Sanusi remained an unsung hero. Adebisi’s father, Adesina, migrated from Efon Alaaye (Ijesha Stock) in present day Ondo State. He was an itinerant Ofi clothe weaver- a ...