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Pst Adeboye reveals reason for his decision to retire as RCCG G.O

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The Open Heavens was written in a special way that every day had a specific message and a blessing attached to it, twenty years later, the daily journal has become one of Nigeria’s best selling books.

With over 5 million members worldwide, The Redeemed Christian Church of God is no doubt one of the biggest churches in Africa and the world at large.

Founded in the early days of 1952 on 1-5 Redemption Way, Ebute-Metta, Lagos with numbers rallying in tens and hundreds.

68 years later the church average attendance now stands at 100,000. Founder Josiah Akindayomi passed the baton to Enoch Adejare Adeboye in 1981 and under his leadership, the church have grown on to become a well respected figure in Nigeria.

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Pastor EA Adeboye who was 39 at the time he took the mantle was backed with the grace of the Lord and blessed with the guidance of the holy spirit, through his leadership many souls were converted to heavens. He still felt like more could be done to impact the daily lives of Christians worldwide and in 2000 after 19 years in charge, he launched the Open Heavens daily manual.

Of recent, Pastor Adeboye have been sharing rather personal stories to inspire the masses. On sunday, he shared a personal story of how he had just been appointed the General Overseer of the church, he went to meet a friend who he believed was a close friend and after sharing the news and hoping a for a little advice, the friend drove him out.

The friend clearly told him that he never liked him from the onset and that he should never visit him again, the name of that day’s lesson was Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing.

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Today again, he shared another personal story of the time he got depressed. According to him, it was time after he had already been appointed General Overseer, the church was growing and people were coming in. However, he felt like the people he was pastoring and teaching were not showing any appreciation. He felt like his fasting and prayers were in vain as the people he was doing it for didn’t show any care and that he made a decision to resign from being the general overseer of the church.

After a short nap, he woke up to see a little girl that presented him with a cake saying she appreciated all he had done for everyone and that moment changed everything. He realized that even though people were not showing it, they cared and most especially God cared about him.

The title of the today’s message was Freedom From Depression II and it encouraged people suffering from depression to embrace the Lord. He also advised them to talk to someone and that food, alcohol and sleeping was not the answer. May we all be blessed


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Breaking: RCCG gives 20,000 face masks to Lagos govt.

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has donated additional 20,000 medical face masks to the Lagos State government as part of its contribution to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The donation was made during the commissioning of O Care Face Mask factory, the first registered medical face mask facility in the country.

Speaking at the occasion, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, Special Assistant to the General Overseer, Christian Social Responsibility, said the mission would continue to support the government’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

He said: “This is in addition to the 11 Intensive Care Unit beds fully fitted with ventilators donated to Lagos, Ogun and Plateau states by Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, at the onset of the pandemic.”

Managing Director of Transgreen Nigeria Limited, Mr Cyprian Orakpo, urged religious bodies, medical institutions, government agencies, state governments, educational institutions and the general public to place orders, as the firm is sure of quick delivery in its bid to make affordable medical face masks accessible to all.


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RCCG Pastor, Adeboye celebrate wife @ 72 with deep kiss

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General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has celebrated his wife, Folu Adeboye’s 72nd birthday with a deep kiss.

78 year old Pastor E.A Adeboye flooded Instagram moments ago with blocks coming together to make an iconic picture of himself and Folu kissing.

Pastor Adeboye further shared a video on Instagram showing his wife, who is called Mummy G.O, on her kneels as he prays for her.

“I pray that your joy will last forever, this new year you will hear and see God more, you will serve God better and all your heart desires, God will grant unto you in Jesus name,” Adeboye captioned the video.

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Gushing about her, Pastor Adeboye says ” my wife is my number one fan. She wrote in the book Mathematics of marriage – which we coauthored, that as my help meet she knows she cannot help me without my instructions, so when they come, her response is “Yes sir”. Busy as she is, she still cooks my meals and serve me herself. Many young ladies these days leave everything to the house help. My wife still trims my nails for me. There was a time when I was a teacher and was staying far from town. She had to cut my hair during that period. She is the only partner of the Adeboye Corporation; she doesn’t delegate her primary duties to anyone else. Just like the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31. I safely rest on my wife. Anything I uphold, she upholds it too. Can your husband rely on you?”

The pair got married in 1967 shortly after Adeboye completed his first degree at the University of Lagos graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

Their union has produced four children — three boys and a girl.


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RCCG pastor dismissed after trying to sleep with member

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The Redeemed Christ Church Of God (RCCG) has sacked one of its Pastors in Akure, the capital of Ondo state after allegedly trying to sleep with a member.

The Pastor identified as Gideon Bakare was allegedly caught trying to sleep with a member and filmed. The video which was released online went viral within a very short space of time.

The RCCG, in a statement by the Head, Media, and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, on Thursday, said the church dissociated itself from the immoral act.

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He described it as “completely contrary to the core values, doctrines, beliefs and practices of the RCCG and the undiluted word of God.”

“The church, after reviewing the report of its investigation, noted that by his conduct, Bakare has not only tainted his personal reputation but has portrayed the Church in a bad light.

“Mr Bakare has therefore been directed to return all official items in his custody and stay off all associated connections with the mission with immediate effect,” the statement added.


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Pst. Adeboye reveal how Pa Akindayomi broke all protocols to make him RCCG G.O

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Pastor Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has praised the founder of the church, Pa Josiah Akindayomi, for helping him get to his destiny.

Adeboye stated this while delivering a sermon at the Holy Ghost service titled “Let there be light 6”.

The clergyman stated that he was ordained pastor by Akindayomi after just two years in the church which was unprecedented.

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Adeboye also revealed that a colleague of his who joined the church same time he did had to spend 15 years before he got ordained a pastor.

“Some jokers say it is easy to be a pastor in RCCG, that after six months that one could be ordained a pastor”, Adeboye said.

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“Let them come and see how easy it is to be ordained as pastor. They think it is easy.

“You will see how long it will take you to go from being a worker, to being a deacon, then to being an assistant pastor before being ordained as a pastor”.


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Uwaila’s Rape: Obaseki orders investigation.


Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered for an investigation into the murder a 100-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.

The 22-year-old student was reported to have been raped inside a church where she went to read at the Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City, the Edo State Capital.

The men were reported to have struck her in the head with a fire extinguisher after raping her and left her for dead. She was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where she later died.

Governor Obaseki in his tweet vowed to ensure that the suspects are found and made to face the full wrath of the law.

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“I have ordered the Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).

“The @PoliceNG has been mandated to identify, arrest and prosecute anyone found culpable in her death. The Violence Against Persons (VAP) Law is in effect in our state.

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“Using this law, we would ensure to investigate what exactly transpired and deal decisively with the those found complicit in the dastardly act, whoever they might be. #JusticeForUwa,” Obaseki’s tweet read.

The news of Uwa’s death had earlier sparked outrage on social media with many demanding for justice using the hashtag #JusticeForUwa.


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Uwaila’s Rape: More Story about UNIBEN undergraduate raped and killed in RCCG Church.


This is sad! A first year Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Uwaila Omozuwa has been confirmed dead after being raped and beaten inside her local church.

The 22-year-old student who goes to read everyday at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, was attacked with a fire extinguisher by unknown men on Wednesday, May 27.

A family source said Uwaila died on Saturday midnight at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she was rushed to after the attack.

He said;

“The church’s security officer had gone to collect the keys to the church from its keeper when he was told that there was someone in the church already.

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“He got to the church only to find Uwaila in a pool of blood and next to her was the fire extinguisher which was used to bash her face.

“He ran back to inform the key keeper and his wife, who went to the church to meet her lifeless, thinking she was dead. After careful observation, they noticed she moved her hand and quickly rushed her to the hospital.

“It was at the hospital that Uwaila revealed she was reading all alone when some unknown men came into the church , beat, raped and hit her head with a fire extinguisher. However, she later passed on.”

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Read some reactions from Nigerians on social media below…

“What a cruel world we live in. When i looked at her smiling pictures (Pre -death), I saw a life full of hope and grace. On the other hand, looking at her smashed skull made me cringe and cry at the wickedness in the hearts of men. R.I.P Uwa”

“Without a strong forensic lab & adequate record keeping, crime investigation will be a mirage for PoliceNG. Do we’ve register for sex offenders in Nigeria? Any for pedophiles? What about simple burglers (breaking & entry)? How can you solve crime without records?”

“I’m too tired/angry to even say something. Likeeeeee. Damn. Won’t be surprised if those men have been watching her movement for sometimes or if they are even a member of the church.”

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“Nigerians keep using Twitter & other social media platforms to demand justice, don’t go out there and take over the Aso rock like wat Americans did to d white house. Keep deceiving yourself with justice for this and that.. Go out and PROTEST. It can be me 2moro”

“Uwa was raped & brutalized in the church which should have been the safest place for anyone to be. How more careful can WOMEN be? Women are constantly being raped in the office, home, school, church, market etc. A rapist is the one with the problem.”


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RCCG: We will comply with FG orders on reopening worship centres.


The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has said that it will comply with the guidelines from the government in regards to the reopening of worship centers.

Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, the RCCG Head of Media and Public Relations, made this known in a statement seen below.

“From the outset of this pandemic and the attendant lockdown, our general overseer has continued to emphasise that all our churches must abide by whatever rules and regulations the government brings. We are sufficiently ready to comply with the rules.

“When we look at the issue of spacing, for instance, churches are in different categories. We are a church planting mission. We have some of our churches that are in the lower cadre in terms of the population of the congregation. Some are under 50, while some are under 100.

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“So, when the rules are ready, we will adjust. Some of our megachurches, space should not be a problem; it is a matter of reducing the number of people worshipping at a time.

“In all the sermons that our general overseer has been preaching on Sundays, he has been emphasising the issue of social distancing. Once we know the details of what the government wants, we will work towards achieving it”, it read.


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COVID-19: Adeboye tell Nigerians what to do as soon as lockdown eases.


The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye has advised Nigerians on their next line of action as soon as the lockdown is over.

According to Pastor Adeboye, Nigerians need to win more souls for Christ as soon as the lockdown period is over.

The clergyman stated this while delivering a sermon broadcasted live on his Dove TV.

He said, “Some people are already getting consumed by freight because of the lockdown. The flood will come sooner or later. My advice for you is to be wise.

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“As soon as the lockdown is over. You better spread your wings and win more souls for christ.

“When you rededicate yourself to soul winning, you will begin to enjoy all round blessings and success .”


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COVID-19: Journey to Normalcy has began – Adeboye


>>> Nigeria will survive COVID-19 first <<<

The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has declared that Nigeria will survive the scare of Covid-19 before other high-risk countries in the world.

Adeboye gave the pleasant and hope-filed message through his broadcast to church members on Sunday, April 19, available on Twitter.

His message came as a sigh of relief and hope amid the mounting pressure and unrest over the escalating cases of coronavirus in the country.

Pastor Adeboye Speaking on Sunday, declared that the “journey to normalcy has started.

“He also said Nigeria and Africa will recover from Coronavirus crisis before the rest of the world.

“I believe that I have good news for us. I believe that the journey to normalcy has started,” Adeboye said.

“I am believing God that your pastors will soon return to their normal duties probably at most, I will spend one more Sunday with you after which the pastors will be back to their duties in Jesus name.

“The return journey to normalcy might not be very rapid or sudden. It might be gradual but it will be steady. I sincerely hope that when the battle is over, we will give all the glory to God.”

Adeboye urged all members to observe stay at home and suspend any journey abroad after the lockdown is relaxed.

“After the lockdown has been lifted, any journey abroad that is not essential, please suspend it. “God is going to grant Nigeria and Africa healing before the rest of the world so stop jumping up and down. If the journey is not essential, don’t go.”

Adeboye further stressed on the need to maintain personal hygiene during the pandemic period and getting close to God.


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COVID-19 will be defeated in Africa first – Pastor Adeboye.


Amidst rising deaths as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, globally, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said the journey to normalcy had begun.

In the wake of the emergence of the virus which has infected over 2.3 million people globally and killed over 150,000, many nations around the world have effected lockdown and restrictions on movement on citizens to curb the spread of the virus, from which over half a million persons have recovered.

Despite the lockdown, which was also enforced in Nigeria, many continue to die daily as scientists across the globe battle against time to find a vaccine for the virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China in December, 2019.

In Nigeria, over 500 persons have been infected while about 19 deaths have so far been recorded even as the federal and state governments locked down large swathes of the nation to curb the spread of COVID-19.

But Adeboye, a former lecturer, who superintends over one of the largest churches, with millions of members across the globe, in a televised broadcast on Sunday, said “the return to normal living will commence in a matter of weeks”.

Scientists have argued that it would take months for a vaccine to be developed for coronavirus and many nations may have to curtail social gatherings and employ stringent social measures to ensure the virus does not do more damage.

Since the lockdown in Nigeria, many church leaders, including Adeboye, whose church headquarters is in Ogun, one of the states under a federal government-initiated lockdown, have held online services with their members since public gatherings have equally been banned.

Ogun, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory have been under a complete lockdown for over three weeks.

Adeboye had, in the wake of the emergence of the virus in Nigeria, revealed how God told him the world would experience a ‘compulsory holiday’.

‘‘I have good news for you. The return journey to normalcy has begun,’’ Adeboye told members on Sunday. ‘’Very soon your pastors will return to their duty posts. I have perhaps one more Sunday to spend with you (televised broadcast), then everything will return to normal.’’

Adeboye, who lauded the efforts of doctors in curtailing the scourge for the past few weeks, however, urged members and indeed the global community to continue ensuring high hygienic habits to ensure the world is not hit by a worse pandemic any time soon.

In Nigeria, he urged the federal government, (which has one of its top officials, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as a member of the RCCG), to always include the clergy in any future committees set up to tackle national health challenges as they were key in helping to contain such outbreaks.


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COVID-19: God knows of this pandemic and he is doing this to show his might – Adeboye.

.. COVID-19 will never go away but reduce – Adeboye


RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye says God told him in the beginning of the year that there will be a compulsory holiday worldwide and that he would use the plague to prove to the whole world that he is still the Almighty God.

He said this during a sermon in his church on Sunday morning.


In his words;

He told me loud and clear that this year, the whole world is going to be on compulsory holiday. I know the last time we got close to the world being on holiday. It was after 9-11. Remember there was this attack in America on the World Trade Center towers that all planes were grounded, at least around America.


So when he said the whole world is going to be on compulsory holiday, I thought maybe something like that is going to happen. Now, if that is what it meant and somebody had prophesied it and it happened, the Interpol would have come and picked the follow and said you had about the plot, you knew when they were planning this thing and you didn’t speak.

But now, the compulsory holiday is here. You can see the major nations of the world locking down. The smaller nations are also going to be locked down. This is because nobody wants to travel by air because if you travel by air and there is just one person on that plane that is infected, they would look for you and put you on Quarantine.


Compulsory holiday because my daddy says he wants to show the world that he is still the one in control. He wants to show those of us who thinks hat we are someone that Heaven is still his throne and the whole eart, his foot stool. So if you think that you are big, he is compel you to seat down at home and not move at least for two weeks.

The good news about this is that as soon as he has proved to the whole world that he can shut down the whole earth if he wants, then he would remove the plague.

How long before that happens, I am sorry I can’t tell you but from the look fromthe look of things, he is already achieving his purpose if he stops the plague now. The world by now should know that there is someone called the Almighty” he said

The clergyman added that Coronavirus would never be washed away like some prophets have predicted. He said the only thing is the virus would subside but that it will never go away.


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COVID-19: Pastor Adeboye visit RCCG members. {Video}


Earlier today, Pastor E.A Adeboye paid a surprise visit to some members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, to pray with them and encourage their faith in the plague of the deadly coronavirus that the nation is currently battling with.

Sharing a video from one of the visits, Pastor E.A Adeboye on his Instagram page wrote thus:


“At a time like this, checking up on all my children is something I would have desired but it is impossible because of happenings around the globe. Remember that I’m praying for you. Your personal and environmental hygiene is very important. God bless you!”

https://www.instagram.com/p/B97Lx5_pwKe/?igshid=1oa137o2xtz2z


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52 years Pastor Adeboye’s wife celebrate him as he Clocks 78


Pastor E.A Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, turns 78 years old today.

His wife of 52 years, Foluke, took to her IG page to wish him a happy birthday with very kind words.


My dear Boye, you are wonderful, unique, handsome, strong and amazing. Growing old with you takes the sting out of old age. You have brought vast amounts of joy into my life and blessed me in too many ways to count. You have been every thing to me, a friend, a confident, a defender, a prayer partner, a lover.

I have no complaints about life with you. I’m grateful to God for your 78 years on earth so far and I’m happy to have been a part of it. I pray that you are blessed with all the desires of your heart. Happy Birthday my love. #EAA78


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My wife has fed me fat – Teddy A reacts to Adeboye’s statement


RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Adeboye recently caused a stir on social media with his tweet about marriage and wife duties.


The revered clergyman in his tweet, opined that a man shouldn’t get married to a woman who doesn’t know how to cook.

Big Brother Naija 2018 star, Teddy A has now weighed into the trending topic of by letting his fans know that his wife and fellow reality star, Bam Bam has been feeding him well to the point that he is now fat.


Teddy A took to his Twitter handle to state:

“What’s this about cooking and not cooking? My wife has fed me fat! Whether she cooks the said meals or not, I’m eating. End of. Una too like plenty talk.”


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Even if she cannot cook, it doesn’t diminish her role in man’s life – Daddy freeze tackles Adeboye


Media personality, Daddy Freeze, has fired back at Pastor Adeboye after the cleric took to his Twitter page to advice single men against marrying women who can not cook.

Reacting, the On-Air personality made it known to Adeboye that women are not cooks or maids.


In his words;

”So he can afford to pay his entire January salary as first fruit and 10 percent monthly as tithe, right? Just asking sir.

“A woman is more than a cook or a maid servant. These in my humble opinion, should not be the priority when choosing a wife in this decade.


“Although a woman who can cook is definitely a plus, as @tastebudzng has proven, we have to be careful not to discriminate against women who can’t.

“Did Eve know how to cook? The scriptures are silent on it. She was flesh of Adam’s flesh and bone of his bone; not his cook.


“Genesis 2:23 New Living Translation
“At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’”

“Martha was also too busy cooking, that she almost missed out on the blessings Mary was receiving from Christ, I believe we as Christians, should focus more on what Mary was doing, instead of making little things an issue like Martha was.

“Luke 10 ,New Living Translation
“[40] But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” [41] But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! [42] There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

“A wife has a greater role to play in a mans life than being his cook, if she can fine, if she can’t it doesn’t diminish her qualities as a woman. ~FRZ”


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Toke Makinwa, Daddy Freeze blast Adeboye after saying Men should not marry women that can’t cook


Ifedayo Olarinde, Nigerian media personality better known as Daddy Freeze, has tackled Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), over his counsel on marriage.

Adeboye had on Monday charged his “sons” to refrain from marrying ladies who can’t cook or do chores.


Joining the fray of people who took to the social media platforms to bare their mixed opinion on the matter, Freeze argued that women are more than cooks or servants in relationships.

“A woman is more than a cook or a maid servant. These in my humble opinion, should not be the priority when choosing a wife in this decade,” he wrote in a lengthy Instagram post, alongside a screenshot of the cleric’s tweet.


“Although a woman who can cook is definitely a plus, as @tastebudzng has proven, we have to be careful not to discriminate against women who can’t.

“Did Eve know how to cook? The scriptures are silent on it. She was flesh of Adam’s flesh and bone of his bone; not his cook.”


https://www.instagram.com/daddyfreeze/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=F754D286-5385-4631-BB51-B7E2F83DE100


Also reacting, Toke Makinwa, an on-air-personality, said only those who think themselves sons to the 65-year-old clergyman should be bothered about his controversial advice.

“When Pastor Adeboye says ‘my sons’, ask yourself if you’re a member of his flock. Are you his spiritual child? If no, why are you bothered? Let him advise his own,” the actress wrote on Twitter.


“If it’s not for you, jump and pass, my friends. I promise you won’t go to hell by facing your front. Cooking is not restricted to a gender.

“Guys learn how to cook so you don’t base the entirety of picking a life partner on your belly. If you don’t want to, make enough to hire a chef. Life is too short to be triggered all the time.”

Toke is known for her unapologetic opinions on marriage, lifestyle, and other matters of social importance, having accused African parents of “ruining the lives” and being “the world’s worst.”

The TV host, who once described herself as a “fan of separation in marriages,” had split from Maje Ayida, her former husband, for allegedly cheating on her after they had dated for close to eight years.

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Pst. Adeboye slammed on social media


Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, seems to have stepped on toes after he advised his son not marry a woman that cannot cook or do house chores.


He took to Twitter and wrote:

And social media went on fire as both male and female slammed the popular man of God over his comment…


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When I sing, I sing with so much authorities that people get healed – Seyi Weli


Talented gospel singer, Seyi Weli, has a passion for inspiring and encouraging people through her music.

Coming from a musical family, she sang in church choirs from elementary school through to university. For over a decade, she was an active choir member and worship leader in Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Fountain of Love, Scotland, United Kingdom. She has supported fellow church members as a backup vocalist for their albums and was a member of Sound of Many Waters, an interdenominational and multicultural gospel band also in Scotland.


In this chat, the Chartered Engineer and mother of two, who recently released two singles, Agidigba and Victory, talks about her music career and other issues.

Could you tell us briefly about yourself?

I am Seyi Weli, a wife, mother and a gospel musician. I am also a Chartered Engineer.


What is an engineer doing in music?

I am a singing engineer. I am actually doing the work of God through music. It is something God has called me to do, so I see it as a privilege to minister and to lead people in worship.

What kind of engineer are you. Are you a civil, electrical or mechanical engineer?


I am a Safety Engineer.

What does a safety engineer do?

We take care of people in danger, like fire victims and all.


How exactly did you receive your musical calling?

I grew up in a music family. My dad was a music director, so that already got me into doing music.


You were a choir member, did you play any musical instrument or you just sang?

As a child, I used to play piano but I lost it due to other things that occupied my time. But then, I am getting it back little by little now. My daughter is learning how to play piano, so I am learning with her.


What inspired Agidigba, your first single and what year was it released?

Agidigba was released August last year and the video dropped October 2019. Agidigba is an Afrobeats gospel song, which reflects on the greatness and goodness of God. The song is a re-commitment to God. It’s also a way of showing how big God is. It came on my way back from one of my business trips, and I was thinking of where God has taken me to, looking at all the challenges. I was just reflecting on the past and the song came.


What of your other song, Victory?

Victory came during a time I was going through a challenge, and my father was also ill. But through it all, God gave me the assurance that ‘I have my victory’. In whatever you are going through, if you’re believing God for a child, marriage or a job, believe that Jesus has the final say. When the time is right, he will do it. He makes all things possible in his own time.


This sounds like a testimony. Did you wait long before you had your child?

No, I didn’t wait long. I actually had my child a year after I got married, but it’s just that there were things I was expecting from God. So, that was my own waiting period and God came through.


Between Agidigba and Victory, which is your favourite?

Both of them have different messages but I think I love Victory a lot because of the time it came, and the way the song helped me through (difficult times). For Agidigba… it’s so hard to say that I love one song more than the other, but I love Victory, most especially, the visuals.


You’ve been a Christian from childhood, when exactly did you have that turning point in your life?

I remember vividly that I was 13-years-old when I got baptised by the Holy Spirit. I went for a youth event here in Nigeria and before I knew it, the power of the Holy Spirit came upon me and I found myself on the floor, and seriously, that was a turning point for me.


Is your husband also an Engineer?

Yes, he is.

A Safety Engineer as well?

(Laughter) Yes.


How did you meet your husband?

My husband was a friend to my elder brother, but I didn’t know him because he moved to Scotland for a new job. He contacted me on Facebook and the rest is history (laughter).


Did he propose to you through Facebook?

No! I wouldn’t have accepted that. He proposed normally. He met with my parents after three months we started dating. He knew what he wanted and went for it straight away. I went into deep prayers that until I hear from God, I would not accept his proposal, and then God gave me multiple signs. Since then, I have no regret marrying him. Yes, God has blessed me with this great and supportive husband, though we had a time in our relationship when I was waiting on God.


As a pretty woman and an artiste, how do you cope with pressure from men?

Thank God, I don’t really face such things. But if it happens, I will tell them that I am a mother and a wife. It will be nice if people respect the fact that somebody is married and let them be. I would like to advise men who approach married women for love to refrain from such act. Do not break marriages and homes, because when marriages are broken, it affects the children and society as a whole. And for women in such circumstances, stand firm, do not disrespect yourself. Tell the person that you are married and the person would back off.


Some entertainers are facing difficulties in their marriages, what advice do you have for them?

Christ should be the foundation of your marriage in the first place. The entertainers should first make sure that they get the assurance and leading from God. I believe anything established by God will stand. So, they should take out time to seek God’s face and His direction so that when storm comes, they will run to God and say ‘God, you are the one that asked me to go ahead in this union’ and He will be there for them.


As an artiste, which was the biggest stage you have performed?

The biggest stage I have performed was the Festival of Life in Scotland, which is similar to the Holy Ghost Congress here in Nigeria. They have one in London and also in Scotland, which houses about eight thousand people. I wish to perform at The Experience. I do watch it online in London and I am so proud of what Pastor Adefarasin and his team are doing. So, it will be a great honour to perform on that platform.


Whenever you perform, what kind of feedback do you get from people?

People do come to me and say they are blessed. I have also had a testimony of healing during my ministration. It’s something God has spoken about, and to see it come to pass is fulfilling. It’s very humbling for God to use this small me. For me, it’s a privilege and I am not taking it for granted at all.


What advice would you give an up and coming artiste who aspires to be like you?

I will tell them to rely on God only, because if you rely on man, he will fail you. God can’t fail you. When He lifts you up, He will sustain you and keep you higher. Networking is also important. So, do it well but never say this is the person that will take you there, it’s God that will take you there.


Who would you say has mentored you?

My dad and my pastor, Chris Gbenle, he’s the head pastor of our headquarters church. And also Pastor Alex Omokodu, his family has been supportive.

Who among the local and international gospel artistes has influenced your music?

I like Sinach, Mercy Chinwo and Nathaniel Bassey. On the international scene, I love Don Moen; he’s a legend when it comes to gospel music.


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I can feel your ache – Buhari reacts after RCCG, CAN, others protest killings


President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence after leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN protested the killing of its Chairman, Lawan Andimi, from Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State by Boko Haram.

Buhari expressed pains over the death of Andimi.

Recall that some leaders of CAN alongside the General Overseer of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, had protested over the killing of Christians in the Northeast and the country.


However, Buhari in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu said CAN leaders reserved the right to protest.

He said: “The actions of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in recent days represent the peaceful right of all Nigerians to protest and express their views on matters of religion, ethics, politics and society.


“The origination of their protests is the shocking, unacceptable death of Pastor Lawan Andimi at the hands of Boko Haram. The President feels their pain, and that of his family, for his loss.

“The President believes, as does every member of his administration, both Christian and Muslim in the words of CAN’s placards: “All life is sacred.”


Buhari said either as a Christian or Muslim, all Nigerians and their beliefs must be respected.

“The duty of all of us is to uphold the rights of others to worship according their faith – and to respect the rights of each other to do so freely in the spirit of brotherhood and respect – and without interference.


“This means, however, that we must stop false claims that only serve to divide one community against the other. There is no place in Nigeria for those who politicise religion. This is the President’s message to both Muslim and Christian communities alike.

“In the light of this, the CAN-inspired prayers and street enlightenment in our cities are much welcome as sensitizers to the need for ALL CITIZENS irrespective of faith, religion or language to accept their duty and role in law enforcement, to prevent crime in all its manifestations, be it corruption, theft, terrorism, banditry or kidnapping. Without citizen involvement, there is no miracle with which less than half-a-million policemen can effectively protect a population of 200 million.


“CAN is right to arouse popular consciousness to this duty to the state.

“One more thing is this: it is the added need for citizen-consciousness to stand up for nation. Nigerians, only Nigerians can defend their nation against these abhorrent killings and all sorts of crimes worrying us as a nation.

“From the prayers and advocacy by CAN, citizens need to take an important lesson, which is, that our people must rally around the flag. Together, they rise to defeat the enemy and defend the state. In Nigeria, some groups rally against the government instead of the enemy. This is not right. It has the effect of playing into the hands of the enemy of the state.

“We will not defeat the terrorists, nor speed the return for those citizens, young and old taken by them by division in our own ranks. To pull apart is to play into the hands of the terrorists: this is what they want,” he added.


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{Video} I am the first to have PhD in mathematics from UNILAG – Pastor Adeboye boast

– RCCG general overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has taken to social media to do some bragging

– Adeboye who described himself as unique, boasted about his academic qualifications

– According to his post, he is the first to have a PhD in Mathematics from University of Lagos


Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has taken to social media to remind his followers why he is indeed a unique man.

In a recent Instagram post, the revered man of God shared a video of himself telling his congregants about his academic achievements. Adeboye who described himself as unique, claimed to be the first to have a PhD in math from University of Lagos. He wrote: “I AM UNIQUE.

Forgive me, I am not used to boasting, I don’t want to boast but I just want to tell you there is somebody standing before you now that is unique. Just wait, I am going to prove it to you now: – I am the first to have MSc Mathematics of the University of Lagos;” Nigerian man gives reason for saying grey hair is a sign of stress PAY

“- I am the first to have PhD Mathematics of the University of Lagos;- I am the first to have 3 postgraduate degrees of the University of Lagos. I worked for two, they ‘dashed’ me the third one. If you think that is boasting, ‘na you sabi’.

The thing I’m saying is God can make you Unique.”

Meanwhile, the alarming rate of insecurity in Nigeria has been a source of concern for many. As Nigerians continue to wait for a solution, Adeboye has joined Nigerians to call the government’s attention to the situation.

He joined the members of his church in a prayer walk against insecurity in Nigeria. He was donned in a green suit, which is the colour of the Nigerian flag. He had a placard with the inscription, “All souls are precious to God”.


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Senator shehu sani commend RCCG, Adeboye


A former federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has commended General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, for leading a protest against killings and the rising spate of insecurity in Nigeria.

Adeboye had on Sunday morning led his congregation in a protest walk to express his dissatisfaction with the level of insecurity in the country.


Sani in a post on Twitter, said Adeboye had finally disembarked from the fence of caution and neutrality.

He said, “Pastor Adeboye finally disembarking from the fence of caution, moderation and neutrality and leading a match against insecurity is commendable. Protest gives wings and wheels to prayer.”


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