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Osun pastor sentenced to 18 months in prison.

…says he stole goat and 9 turkeys

An Osun State Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday December 12, handed an 18-months jail sentence to Solomon Opaalade, pastor of a Cherubim and Seraphim Church located at Baruwa Estate.

The Pastor who was accused of stealing a goat and 9 turkeys, was first arraigned on 5 count charge bordering on stealing on July 15.

Two turkeys and charms recovered from Opaalade were reportedly presented in court during his trial.

Opalade who was found guilty of three of the five counts, was also given an option of paying N10,000 fine for each of the counts.

#Newsworthy…

How south, igbos can be president come 2023 – Prophet chukwuma.

…challenging Buhari’s election to apologise to God

The presiding pastor, Christ Foundation Miracle International Chapel, Lagos, Prophet Josiah Chukwuma has revealed what the Igbo must do if they are serious about the 2023 presidency.

In this interview, he stated that the high level of disunity, distrust, cold war, betrayal and bad blood among the Igbo, have been their Achilles’ hill, stressing that unless they urgently work on them, their dream of producing president in 2023 would not come to reality.

Why did you ask those who attacked you for urging the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar to withdraw the suit challenging Buhari’s election to apologise to God?

They must apologise, not for attacking me but for attacking God’s message. They must seek divine forgiveness. They called me names and rained all manner of curses on me for advising Atiku and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to withdraw the suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the interest of peace. After Atiku lost at the tribunal and went ahead to appeal the tribunal’s decision, I repeated my call and advised him to withdraw the case. The message was published in some national dailies, and what followed were threats and condemnations from individuals within and outside the country. I had advised the former VP not to waste his money by seeking justice at the election tribunal or any court, but that he should rather give the funds he had earmarked for litigation or part of it to charity.

But Atiku received a lot of sympathy as well as accolades from several Nigerians for pursuing justice up to the Supreme Court; do you have a problem with that?

Commendations and consolations are okay. But, I am saying that spiritually, Atiku led a fight without the light. When you are confronted with a fight without a light, you should let the fight go; that is what makes a great man. If Atiku had listened to divine advice, he would have, rather than litigation, set aside even half of all the money that he wasted in the legal battle for charity. It would have been more honourable and worthwhile for him. You can imagine how many indigent Nigerians that such move would have lifted out of poverty and given a new lease of life. All he needed to do was to announce such a decision to Nigerians and set up a committee to start implementing it immediately. That would have earned him optimum image boost because it is said that tomorrow never ends.

Having said that, I would add that God has a reason for allowing anything to happen, including allowing Buhari to continue in office; how his victory came about does not matter. It is like the biblical story of Esau and Jacob. Esau was meant to serve Jacob until the pottage incident occurred. Who knows whether God had allowed Buhari’s emergence in the first place, so that Nigerians can learn some lessons and appreciate Him? All I am sounding to Nigerian politicians is that they must learn to listen to God. I have been reiterating this call since Obasanjo’s era, and all our prophecies since then have come to pass. They are there on the internet and newspaper archives. And to deceptive prophets and men of God, I say that flamboyance and earthly wealth are only ephemeral. Speak the truth; speaking God’s mind to those in authority does not amount to hatred. Good leaders require truth to be on the right pedestal. Those who had called for my head for urging Atiku to withdraw legal suit against Buhari’s victory were quick to forget that I had advised against Buhari’s candidacy for second term, before 2019 general election. They also forgot that I had suggested that Atiku be given a chance to try his luck in the presidency. Buhari’s proponents and those who knew that I had served Buhari, as a little boy, had rebuked and accused me of being sponsored by the PDP.

Did you say you have served President Buhari before?

Yes, as a little boy, when he was still a young military officer. I knew him through late Mrs. Obeya. I used to wash his car and do laundry for him. So, I knew him very well. I knew him as a very gentle, principled man. But, as a prophet, that cannot stop me from speaking truth to him or his government whenever the need arises. It is in the archives that during the build-up to the 2015 general elections, I had prophesied about all the sufferings and difficulties of Nigerians under the current administration, as directed by God. In that pre-2015 election message, I had also advised Buhari not to run for the election, that God had revealed that those urging him to run were doing so for their selfish reasons; that he lacked the grace to rule Nigeria again according to his original motive; and that cabals would hijack his government and would not allow him to lead the country according to his true conscience and agenda. All these are there in achirves.

What is your view about the clamour for and against a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023?

I am not a politician and I don’t speak like politicians. But, if you want the truth, I would tell you that the issue of Igbo becoming president or not in 2023 lies in the hands of Ndigbo. They must learn how not to betray themselves only to end up blowing away their chances. You cannot put something inside a leaking bag because whatever you put there will pour away. The level of disunity, cold war and distrust among the Igbo is so annoying, embarrassing, shameful and unfortunate. When everybody schemes and fights to be the one to occupy a lone seat, there is bound to be massive betrayal and counter-betrayal. I had prayed recently about the fate of Ndigbo over the 2023 presidency. But, you know what? I was ashamed of the answer that I got, which I would not share in the media. So, Ndigbo must stop destroying, selling, and lying against themselves as well as committing all manner of evils against themselves. They are the ones preventing the glory of God from shining upon Igboland as He wills. Many of our people pretend to be dining and wining with God, while the devil is their actual best friend. We must love God, love ourselves and look upon Christ and depend on Him for liberation. That is the only way that we could make substantial political inroad in this country.

What is your take on the rebirth of third term tale in the country and alleged plot by some individuals to create a window for the extension of Buhari’s tenure?

Mark my words! If Mr. President fails to firmly kill the third term conspiracy, he would be messed up in the end. Third term is an evil plot that may consume many politicians, if care is not taken. When I prayed over the issue, I was shown two major things that would happen, except the idea is killed. Buhari would be messed up in the end and a hostility that would give birth to two rival groups would ensue, which would force some people to flee the country. I saw the crisis escalating to the extent that politicians would become endangered species. Politicians would be targeted and subjected to brutal attacks without party, religious or tribal consideration.

#Newsworthy…

New marriage certificate fees law set against churches – PFN

… traditional and Islamic wedding exempted from paying fees

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has alleged that churches are being targeted by the Federal Government following the new marriage certificate law introduced by the Ministry of Interior.

PFN’s National President of the fellowship, Rev.(Dr.) Felix Omobude who lashed out at the Ministry of Interior over the imposition of a compulsory N30,000 charge licence for Christian worship centres for the conduct of statutory marriages in churches and N21,000 for each marriage certificate, alleged that it is an attempt to commercialize Christian marriages in the country.

Omobude called on the Federal Government to shelve the unpopular policy which he said is exploitative and targeted against Christian marriages in the country. He added that they will use every legal means to stop the new marriage certificate law.

He said;

“This is very unfair and to the best of our understanding, the new law is targeted against the Church because the Traditional and Islamic weddings are exempted from paying the new marriage certificate fees.

“PFN is at a loss as to why Church Marriages should be in the exclusive list of the nation’s constitution. The PFN, therefore calls on the Federal Government to immediately shelve the unpopular policy targeted against Christian marriages in the country.

“If the Ministry of Interior is in dire need of funds, it should look elsewhere and resist the temptation of placing extra financial burden on the Christians and their churches.”

#Newsworthy…

Biography Of Dr. Daniel Olukoya, Education, Ministry, Family, Others. (The Birth Of MFM)

Bios

Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya (DKO) was born in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria to Mr. Olukoya, a Police officer and Mrs. Olukoya, a trader. While registered at St. John’s CAC Primary School, Akure, he was recognized as an exceptionally intelligent child coming tops throughout his stay at the school. Later when his family moved to Lagos, he was enrolled at St. Jude’s Primary school, Ebute metta from which he graduated with excellent results.

DKO then proceeded to Methodist Boys’ High School (MBHS), Broad Street, Lagos (established in 1878). Incidentally, this is where he became born again. It was also at MBHS that he encountered an Indian teacher who once said in class “Boys, if you want to escape poverty, READ YOUR BOOK!” DKO doggedly followed this advice, studying from 9pm to 3am daily. By the time DKO finished from MBHS, he was the best graduating student of his set.

In 1976, DKO was admitted into the University of Lagos (Unilag) to study Microbiology. He graduated from Unilag in 1980 with a first-class degree in Microbiology. He was the first person to have achieved a first-class in the course at the university and his G.P.A is still the highest recorded so far (as at February 2010) in that course.

Soon after graduation, DKO won a scholarship to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Despite the natural difficulty of the programme, DKO earned his PhD in 3 years and returned to Nigeria.

Upon his return to Nigeria, DKO joined the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, where his reputation as an exceptional Geneticist of African origin became established. DKO emerged as an authority in the study of genetics, publishing over 70 scientific papers in a short span (a remarkable feat by any standard). He also taught Genetics and was external examiner in a number of universities. Moreover, he has attended and presented papers at scientific conferences in almost all continents of the world. Even today, DKO continues to contribute to the field of genetics and biotechnology via the Daniel & Fola Biotechnology Foundation, a registered NGO established to empower Nigerian citizens with modern and contemporary laboratory skills in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

DKO’s father, apart from being a policeman, was also a pastor at the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC). Thus, he was raised in a Christian home with Christian beliefs. Throughout all his years in school, DKO was committed to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ. His passion for Jesus and his spiritual fire increased tremendously during his doctorate degree in the United Kingdom. DKO’s ministry is heavily influenced by the work of the late Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola, the founder of the CAC church. In the dedication pages of the Prayer Rain and Prayer Passport books, DKO writes of Apostle Babalola:

“Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola was a minister of God who understood the power of prayer. He was a man mightily used by God to ignite the fire of the first Christian revival in Nigeria in the 1930s. Brother J.A. and his team of aggressive prayer warriors entered forbidden forests, silenced demons that demanded worship and paralysed deeply rooted, anti-gospel activities. Sometimes, beginning from the highest places, they openly disgraced satanic agents, emptied hospitals by the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ, rendered witchdoctors jobless, and they started the first indigenous Holy Ghost filled church in Nigeria. So far – and we stand to be corrected – none has equalled, let alone surpassed this humble brother in the field of aggressive evangelism in this country.”

The works of Dr. Daniel Olukoya are published by the Battle Cry Christian Ministries. These published works include over 250 life-changing Christian books (as at July 2015), audio tapes and CDs, video discs and many more.

Mrs. Shade Olukoya is the wife of our General Overseer and our Mother-in-the-Lord. With her beloved demeanor, she provides solid leadership alongside her husband at the MFM Church.

Sister Shade Olukoya was born into the family of Mr. & Mrs. George F. Adesanya as the fifth of seven children. All members of the family were brought up as God-fearing Christians and attended the Christ Apostolic Church. Her Dad, George, who was a Marine Engineer with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for many years, ensured that all his children got good education. For her primary education, Sis Shade attended Surulere Baptist School, Modupe Johnson, and proceeded to Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Secondary School, Sabo, Yaba, for her secondary education. She also attended Ajjeh Comprehensive High School during the Jakande regime in Lagos State. Sis Shade attended the Darnley Career Academy, London, UK, a college of Arts, Fashion and Textile design, from where she obtained a diploma in Fine Arts and Interior Decoration and a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Mrs. Olukoya is a talented artist. She is the artistic illustrator of almost all 250 books (as at July 2015) authored by her husband. As a small child, Sis Shade showed so much interest in creativity, especially in the natural habitat, which kept her wondering about God and his works. She also received a lot of encouragement from her father upon realising her artistic gift. Sis Shade cites her sense of imaginative composition as another special gift from God which has helped her tremendously in her art career.

Mrs. Olukoya is the International Coordinator, MFM Women’s Foundation. The foundation has been established to empower women in the church through adult literacy education and skill acquisition training programmes.

Mummy G.O. is also a specialist musical performer. She is a great soloist who performs hymns and many genres of Christian music as the spirit leads. On special occasions and to the admiration of the congregation, Sis Shade and her husband, Dr. Olukoya give duo musical performances. This activity is usually a cherished sight to behold. Sis. Shade is a firebrand. From her youth, she has had the gift of deep dreams and visions. Mrs. Olukoya’s messages and ministrations in church services and special programmes are wonderful with results following to the glory of God.

#NobleBios

Gov. Obaseki Mourns Death Of Influential Clergyman, Reinhard Bonnke.

…we remember him even more dearly in edo

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the death of influential evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, who died at the age of 79 years.

In a statement, the governor said Bonnke lived an impactful life and is one of the most ardent preachers of the gospel in his lifetime, working tirelessly to win souls to Christ in Nigeria and across Africa.

The news of his death was announced by his wife, Anni Bonnke, in a statement, noting that he died peacefully, surrounded by his family.

According to the governor, “It is with a heavy heart that we received the news of the death of Reinhard Bonnke, a quintessential preacher of the gospel, who went all the way in his quest to win souls for Christ.

He will be remembered for his commitment to the Lord’s work and breaking new grounds in bringing people to the Christian-fold.

“In Edo State, we remember him even more dearly because of the impact of his crusades in Benin City, which drew some of the largest crowd at the time. He held a massive crusade in Benin City in 1996, and was instrumental to the conversion of a lot of people to Christianity. We are deeply pained by his exit and pray that God grants him eternal rest.”

“The people and government of Edo commiserate with the wife of the deceased and his entire family, praying that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss,” Obaseki said.

#Newsworthy…

Clergyman, Prophet Samuel Abiara Shows His Interest In Social Media Bill

…says people should not be allowed to get away with abusing others

Popular clergyman, Prophet Samuel Abiara, has declared his support for the Social Media Bill.

The clergyman while speaking at a press conference in Ibadan, Oyo state on Saturday December 7th, said the bill is not aimed at gagging freedom of speech but to fight fake news and sensationalism that could destroy the nation.

According to him, some unscrupulous elements have used social media to spread fake news about Nigerian leaders and clergymen.

“It is good that social media has expanded the information space globally. People connect and communicate better than before. But that privilege has been abused many times by unscrupulous elements who have been spreading fake news and libeling government officials and church leaders. People should be free to talk but once they report false or fake news, there should be consequences. They should not be allowed to get away with abusing the platform,” he said

#Newsworthy…

Watch video as Bishop Oyedepo fires at FG over social media bill, this time hot say,

…do they think we are all dummies

Bishop David Oyedepo, the senior pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, has once again kicked against the proposed Social Media Bill being deliberated upon in the Nigerian Senate. The social media bill has passed the second reading in the senate.

Speaking at a programme in his church, Oyedepo said what the Federal government should look out for is hate acts and not hate speech. According to him, hate act which is witnessed in many parts of the country is far worse than hate speech.

“They are looking for hate speech, they are not looking for hate act. Which one is worse, hate speech or hate act? They’ll see somebody and cut his head and you’re free and they’ll see somebody and say you’re stupid then you die. Can you imagine that? It is a stone age mentality. But I think we’re free from it now, but there is nothing wrong in trying to make attempt. Do they think we are all dummies?”

The clergyman went further to ask his members if the Buhari-led government was doing well and they unanimously chorused No.

“What education do you have, where did you get it from that you want to bamboozle everybody? You’re not doing well, you’re not doing well. They must tell you you’re not doing well. Hear me, please hear me and answer me, is this government doing well?” he said

#Newsworthy…

Buhari mourn Bonnke’s death, says it’s a great loss to Africa.

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of renowned evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke at 79,as a great loss to Nigeria, Africa and entire world.

According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari, who joined Christendom at large in mourning the passing of Bonnke, affirmed that his crusades in Nigeria, across Africa and the globe strongly accentuated the message of Jesus Christ, and his vision and zeal for the salvation of souls clearly helped the world in understanding the power of love and kindness as universal language.

President Buhari also condoled with government and people of Germany, family and friends of the great preacher and teacher of the Bible, and all his co-labourers in the vineyard, praying that the good Lord will comfort all those that mourn him.

Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will accept the soul of the departed preacher, believing that his legendary contributions to the Body of Christ in teaching and writing will always be remembered by posterity.

#Newsworthy…

Reinhard Bonnke, Popular Evangelist Dies At Age 79.

Popular evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, has died. He was 79 years old.

A statement released on his verified Facebook page, explained that Bonnke who was popular for his evangelical work all over Africa, passed away peacefully and was surrounded by his family today December 7th.

“It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. For the past 60 years he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world. We want to thank you on behalf of him and our family, for your kind love and unwavering support, which enabled him to preach the matchless message of salvation to countless people” the statement read

Popular evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke dies at 79

#Newsworthy…

In – Oyedepo again blast presidency over citizens’ poor welfare.

…the people would not complain.

Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide popularly known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has again condemned the Nigerian Government under President Muhammadu Buhari for its failure to make the country better for the people.

Oyedepo, who was preaching at the ongoing Shiloh 2019 programme, also asked the government to focus on curbing hate act in the country rather than hate speech.

He said that the reason the people had continued to complain and condemn the administration of President Buhari was because he was not doing well.

The popular preacher said, “If government was doing well, the people would not complain.”

#Newsworthy..

Ontisha: Catholic priest stumbles and die in football pitch.

The catholic community in Onitsha Archdiocese was thrown into mourning yesterday following the reported death of her Director of Social Communications, Rev. Fr Pius Uchenna Ukor.

Ukor, a happy and easy going priest also in charge of the Onitsha Archdiocesan owned newspaper, Trinitas, reportedly slumped and died in a football pitch in Asaba Delta State Wednesday evening while coaching a football match between the catholic priests of Onitsha Archdiocese and Issele Uku diocese.

The death has also been confirmed on the verified Facebook page of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN

The statement from the page said: “Just yesterday, Onitsha Archdiocese lost one of her priests to death. Rev Fr Pius Ukor slumped in the stadium at Asaba while the Archdiocesan Priests were playing a football Match with the Issele-Uku Diocesan Priests. He was a bit resuscitated by the nurses and rushed to the FMC hospital in Asaba but on reaching there, he was confirmed dead.

#Newsworthy…

Anambra – Mount zion ministries general overseer arrested.

…for raping a minor

34-year-old General Overseer of Mount Zion Ministries in Obosi community of Anambra State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a minor.

Evangelist Chukwudi Chukwumezie a.k.a Agudo Jesus allegedly lured the victim to his church with a prophesy of her bright future being hindered by evil spirits.

Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed confirmed the arrest and also told newsmen that they’ve obtained a medical report showing that the victim’s hymen was lacerated after a penetration.

Haruna said, “On 24th September 2019, we got a report from a woman in Obosi police station that the pastor of Mountain Zion Ministry, Obosi had an unlawful canal knowledge of her daughter.

“Police officers went to the scene, inspected it and victim was rushed to hospital and medical report revealed that her vagina was penetrated and laceration of the hymen of the victim occurred.

“Police went to the hotel and the evidence seen at the hotel corresponded with what the victim told the police.”

Mount Zion Ministries General Overseer arrested for allegedly raping a minor

The 15-year-old Secondary School Student who recounted how the incident occurred, said she lost consciousness after entering the Pastor’s car and regained it at the hotel where she was stripped naked.

“I didn’t know what happened immediately I entered his car, but I regained consciousness in a room, and I was naked, and the pastor was on top of me, and there was blood in my private part.”

Mrs Edith Idika who confirmed that her daughter was raped, said the Pastor told her that her daughter needed a deliverance.

“I sent my daughter there, especially as the pastor had said that my daughter had bright future, but had something covering her. He even said he was ready to train her for us” she said.

The Pastor however denied having carnal knowledge of the minor. According to Evangelist Chukwudi, he is being set up by another Pastor based in same Obosi. He recounted speeding past the girl’s house while dropping her off as she was the last person in church on the day of the incident.

“When I asked her, she said I had passed her house, so I stopped at Nkwo ATM point since I had to withdraw money to pay transportation for our members who were going to the mountain” he said.

#Newsworthy…

Bishop Oyedepo – Imagine not hanging killers butt they want to hang hate speakers.

…you cannot silent a man of God

Bishop David Oyedepo who spoke on the opening day of Shiloh 2019, described the controversial hate speech bill as a ‘crazy idea’.

The Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel stated that the proposed hate speech bill is aimed at silencing Nigerians.

Oyedepo added that when one says something truthful, proponents of the bill may term it a ‘hate speech’.

Oyedepo said “Hate speech is one of the most crazy idea ever. So if the road is bad, we should say it is good?

“You say something truthful about them and they call it is hate speech? You can’t silence a man of God because he is called by God.

“A prophet is answerable to God only, what God tells him he will say. You cannot stand for God and be a loser.

“I don’t know if anyone loves Nigeria more than I do. Imagine they are not hanging killers, they want to hang ‘hate speakers?

“ Anyways that is dead already, if the wicked will not stop his wickedness God will stop his wickedness.”

#Newsworthy…

SCOAN founder, T.B Joshua Tells Bayelsa Gov-elect, says “I am at your service”.

…insists David Lyon is God’s will for Bayelsans.

The Leader and Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Prophet T.B. Joshua, has declared the governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, as the will of God for Bayelsa State.

A statement by Lyon’s Media Aide, Chief Gift Ebiki, said Lyon was in SCOAN on Sunday for thanksgiving after the poll and to seek spiritual direction for a better Bayelsa.

He said Joshua during his ministration spotted Lyon from a crowd of worshippers and promised to be at the service of the governor-elect to ensure he meets the expectations of the people of Bayelsa.

According to him, the only way Bayelsans would believe he is the right person is for him to meet their expectations.

Addressing Lyon, he said: “This is not the time for testimony. This will come after his inauguration. I want to give my brother a message that he will continue to think about. I want him to have something that will continue to go through his heart. I am not going to say anything that the Spirit of God would not. He is not a new person to us. He is one of the brethren in this ministry. He is one of us. He has been a fervent believer in the Blood of Jesus. Going by the politics in the town today, I want my brother to know that the only way the people of Bayelsa will believe that he is the one they voted for, is for him to meet the expectations of the people of Bayelsa. He is banking on your prayer because the best is yet to come. My brother, I am at your service. When I say I am at his service, I mean I am at his service to see that the expectations of the Bayelsan people are executed.”

#Newsworthy…

Kenyan pastor declared wanted for defiling 20 under-ages fled.

A Kenyan Pastor is reportedly on the run after being declared wanted for allegedly defiling over 20 girls.

The Pastor who impregnated some of the girls in Mwingi Sub-County of Kitui, reportedly held them hostage as sex slaves.

Kenyan police rescued more than 10 girls in different rental houses on Wednesday November 27 and also arrested the Pastor’s wife.

Mwingi Sub-County OCPD, Peter Mutuma said they began investigating the Pastor after angry parents in Kwa Mbungu village about 3km from Mwingi town, protested outside the church demanding to know the whereabouts of a girl who had scored 304 marks in 2019 KCPE exams.

The police rescued six girls at Kwa Mbungu village and four others from a rental unit in Mwingi Town. Some parents claimed that the ‘man of God’ gave the girls an undisclosed substance which made them refuse to go back home.

The Pastor was accused of preying on minors, an act that has forced many to drop out of school and others to give birth at tender ages.

Mutuma who urged parents to be very cautious on the whereabouts of their children said preachers have been preying on young girls who are brought to them by their parents ‘demon possession.’

#Newsworthy…

(Video) There is no where in the Bible that says “It is ungodly to have enhance your body – Lagos Pastor, Tony Rapu

As the conversation on cosmetic surgery and the morality of it continues, popular Lagos pastor, Tony Rapu, has come out to discredit the argument in some quarters that it is ungodly to have enhance your body.

In a video he posted on his IG page, the clergyman said there is no where in the bible that says cosmetic surgery is wrong, However he pointed out that if a plastic surgery is done solely with the aim of becoming more sexually appealling, then there is a problem with the person psychologically.

”The bible is silent about plastic surgery and there is really nothing in it that tells us it is wrong, so there has to be other considerations. If a person If a person is concious of a deformity or physical aspect of his or her body that is causing them some emotional discomfort, then cosmetic surfery is certainly an option. There are women who have had mastectomies and have had to have breast implants and we know many people who have benefited from surgerues, especially when the surgery is non-invasive and the side effects are minimal.

There really is nothing wrong with enhancing the quality of a person’s life by surgery especially when the person is able to breathe better, walk better, or talk better and especially when psychological health is improved.

The challenge is when surgery begins to be an attempt to meet an emotional void in a physical way or to attract unnecessary attention to a person, or to seek approval from other people. In some of these cases, we are then beginning to deal with psychological issues or deep seated insecurities in a person. If surgery is for sexual attractiveness, simply because you want to be found more sexually attractive, then perhaps you are dealing with a deeper issue in terms of esteem.

So if surgery is for enhancing a vanity, then we are dealing with issues internally that surgery would probaby never be able to satisfy”he said

#Newsworthy…

I know I am a sinner, but I did not rape anyone.. (Read interesting confessions of Juju accused pastor).

Sunday Egbo, 26, a pastor and the founder of Christ Deliverance Ministry, Nsukka, Enugu State, accused of raping an 18-year-old church member and engaging in money rituals, tells RAPHAEL EDE about his encounter with the teenager and how he visited a Kogi-based native doctor in a bid to grow his ministry. N.Rs reported…

How did you become a pastor?

I was a gospel musician, singing in churches and prophesying. I was following different men of God. Three years ago, I could have become mentally ill. There were prophesies that I would become a pastor but I did not believe them.

My father was a native doctor and I am the last child of the family. One of my siblings is a priest with the Methodist Church, Nigeria. Anytime I was on the road, I would hear a voice talking to me. The voice would say – do you choose to work for God or become mentally ill? So, I decided to work for God. My ministry is four years old and I have more than 300 members in the congregation.

You were accused of patronising a native doctor to procure charms. Can you tell us about it?

Well, it was not my wish to go to a native doctor. When I was in a difficult situation, someone led me there. The person told me I was not doing well and that I needed powers. The problem is that I’m in a village and don’t have rich people in the ministry. Even the money they give as offering cannot sustain me, even to feed. So, the guy told me he would take me to a place where I would be given something that would make rich people come to my church. It all turned to be a fraud. I was told I would receive money in ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags (a type of large bag).

How much did he charge you?

I paid him N200,000.

How come you had N200,000 to give somebody for charms but were accused of not paying rent?

It was this January that I went to the native doctor. I had the problem last year. I went to the native doctor earlier this year to ensure that I would not experience what happened to me last year when I couldn’t afford to pay rent. But unfortunately, when I came back home and used the spiritual materials as was directed, which was to bathe with the soap and local sponge for seven days, nothing happened. I called to tell him I didn’t get any money and he said that a spirit was blocking it. He recommended that I should perform a sacrifice to make everything okay. He asked to send him N24,000 which I sent but I still didn’t get any money in bags. I called him again and he said that there was something else that needed to be done because a spirit was blocking the work. It was at that point that I got angry with the native doctor and asked him to refund my money.

Where did you get the small coffin allegedly found with you?

It was one of the things the native doctor gave me. The soap I bathed with was inside the coffin and when I wanted to bathe, I would open the coffin.

So, what was the coffin for?

I don’t know. I was told that while bathing with the soap – that looked like black soap – with local sponge, I should be praying and saying, ‘I need money’. I started using the soap in January, 2019. I can tell you that nothing the man promised happened.

What did you do with the women’s panties and brassieres found in your house?

I have to stand by the truth even if I will be killed. The panties were not inside the coffin. Nothing was inside it apart from the soap. I disposed of the coffin when I discovered that I had been defrauded. Those panties and brassieres were taken from the backyard of my house and put in the coffin.

So, what was the coffin for?

I don’t know. I was told that while bathing with the soap – that looked like black soap – with local sponge, I should be praying and saying, ‘I need money’. I started using the soap in January, 2019. I can tell you that nothing the man promised happened.

What did you do with the women’s panties and brassieres found in your house?

I have to stand by the truth even if I will be killed. The panties were not inside the coffin. Nothing was inside it apart from the soap. I disposed of the coffin when I discovered that I had been defrauded. Those panties and brassieres were taken from the backyard of my house and put in the coffin.

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Are you living with a woman?

Yes. My aunt and a lady lived with me. My aunt has left. My aunt’s panties and bras were not among them. I had a girl called Chetachi. She was once with me. When she left my house, she didn’t go with her belongings. Her clothes were still in my house. They (police) packed her panties and bras to blackmail me, to try to prove that I am a ritualist.

Where is Chetachi?

She is in her parents’ house, if I am not mistaken, because her mother said she was an ‘Ogbanje,’ meaning she was a witch, and that she couldn’t stay with a man of God.

Why was she staying with you in the first place?

Her parents brought her to me. At that time, she would run away from home and stay outside for two to four months without telling her mother her whereabouts. So, they brought her picture to me that I should help them in prayer so that she would be found. Finally when they found her, her parents brought her to stay with me for prayers.

Why were you accused of raping a girl in your house?

Although the pressure was so much, I did not rape the girl. Nobody wants to believe me.

What happened?

The girl’s name is Ifebuche. Her mother is a member of my ministry. There is nothing I will say that will make anyone believe me because I made a mistake by inviting her to my house. Some weeks ago, on a Friday, I called the girl and asked her what she would be doing that weekend. I said I wanted to see her. She told me she was free and would come over anytime I was willing to see her. I asked if I could get her passport so that I could help her look for a job. I asked if I could see her on a Saturday and she said yes. On the Saturday, I didn’t see her till 4pm, so I called her to find out what happened. She said she went to Nsukka to do something. I waited. Later, she arrived. We hugged and I offered her some water. We started discussing and by the time we finished, it was around 7:30pm and she said she wanted to go. I told her to sleep over and leave in the morning because it was already late. She called her mother and I told her that she wouldn’t be coming home that night. I also told her mother that by midnight, I would call her on phone and do some prayers with her.

So, what happened after that?

I know I am a sinner but I did not rape her. We were watching a movie in my room and when it was around 2:30am, I put off the generator. Then I started fondling her. I told her I wanted to marry her. I asked if she liked me and she said yes and that if it was the will of God, she would marry me. So, we were fondling each other. When I became aroused, she didn’t allow me to have sex with her. I asked what the problem was and she said nothing. She only permitted me to touch her breasts. So, I told her not to touch me either so she hugged me and put her head on my shoulder. Then she started touching my manhood. I appealed to her to have sex with me but she refused. Although I really wanted her for marriage, I got angry and slapped her twice and she started crying. She cried bitterly and I was angry with myself for inviting her to my house.

So, I begged her to forgive me. She said that I invited her and because she refused to have sex with me, I slapped her, so she asked what she did to me to deserve that. I told her it was a mistake and that she should forgive me. I promised not to ever touch her again. I was even surprised when she started crying. Yes, I beat her but God knows that I did not sleep with her. I have been tortured and cannot see with one of my eyes. Three days ago, I couldn’t walk normally. The beating was too much so I had to agree that I raped the girl. For about eight days, the police tortured me. They asked me to confess that I raped her and be alive. I had to say I raped her but the truth is that I never raped her.

You were accused of using a magic stone to charm her after raping her?

The stone can be bought in any market for N200; the police called it a magic stone. I never told her to put her hands on the stone. She called her mother and started crying. She said I wanted to kill her and that her mother should come and take her home. She called her mother three times and later told her not to come again, that she would return home in the morning. When she ended the call, I knelt down and begged her again. If I raped her, may God not set me free and may heaven not save me. I called her mother on the phone to explain things to her but she told me I had made a mistake by messing with their family. Later, the girl started banging the door that she wanted to go home and I had to let her leave because my neighbours could hear the sound.

Did her mother come to your house the following morning?

Yes. I was thinking about running away but something told me not to run away because I had done nothing wrong. Around 8am, the girl stormed my house with her mother and elder brother. So, when the little girl I was living with opened the door for them, they barged into my room. Her brother ransacked my house and they started beating me and calling me a rapist. He dragged me down the staircase and told one of my neighbours to get a taxi for him to take me to the police.

To my surprise, the girl raised her skirt. She didn’t wear panties, and even bra. Her brother asked me where I kept her panties and bra. I told him I never removed his sister’s panties and bra. I told him I would pay N100,000 to atone for my sin but I didn’t have up to that amount. He told me to borrow money from my neighbours. While they were ransacking my house, they stole the phone my neighbour was charging in my parlour. Her brother later asked me for N50,000 to end the matter but because I could not produce N50,000, I was taken to the police.

Have both of you been tested in hospital?

Yes, but I don’t know the results. The police took me to the hospital and asked her brother to take her sister to the hospital, and he did so. What I have to tell other men of God is if you are really called by God, be faithful to God and don’t worship any other god with Jesus. I don’t know whether it is juju that is causing all these problems for me. Let your Bible be your strength and always pray. I also want people to pray for me because I don’t know where this will lead to.

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(Video..) OMG! Any Pastor Who Claims God Called Him Should Show Up, Being A Pastor Is A Career Not God’s Calling – Rev. Obofour Trends.

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The founder and leader of Anointed Palace Chapel, Rev. Obofour has made a controversial claim of all Pastors in Ghana including himself, not being called by God.

According to the controversial Ghanaian preacher, it will be foolish to call him and some Pastors “fake” because no Pastor was called by God.

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He also warned Pastors in Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and other churches to stop calling others fake till they prove their calling. The preacher further told them to show him the number God called them with or a picture of when an angel descended and told them that God wants them to do his work.

“Shut up there, who gave you the right to call another pastor fake? We are all one because God has no called any of us. Any pastor who claims God called him should show me the number God called him on and the certificate,” he said.

Obofour insisted that being a cleric is a career and God doesn’t call anybody to do his work as some pastors want people to believe. He added that they are all selling their commodities.

This is coming after Rev. Obofour was accused of being occultic. It was also alleged that the frequent sacrifices he performed made him reduce in body size.


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How true is this? Enugu Pastor Killed His Mistress And Stole Her Money To Renovate His Church. (Check)

A Pastor identified as Chukwuemeka Ezeh has been arrested by the Enugu State Police command for killing his girlfriend, Miss Ogechukwu Ogbodo at her apartment located at Railway axis of Enugu metropolis.

The General Overseer of Royal Prince Prophetic Ministry whose girlfriend is a recharge card sales agent until her death, began fighting with her after she refused to buy him a tricycle.

He was reportedly on a visit on July 15, 2019, when he discovered that his girlfriend of five years came home with N2m which she intended to deposit in the bank the next day. Upon making the discovery, Pastor Ezeh killed his girlfriend, ransacked her house and took the money and title documents to her landed property.

The New Generation Church Pastor subsequently used the money to procure musical instruments and carried out a total renovation of his church. When interrogated by the police, the murder suspect said he killed her for refusing to buy him a tricycle even though she has been buying tricycles for people in the community on hire purchase.

Enugu State Police spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu further told newsmen that the suspect will be arraigned in court when investigation has been concluded.

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