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CAN Insists On Justice For Iniubong

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Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said vain teachings by church leaders in the state were misleading youths into crimes such as the murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

The Chairman, Rev. Ndueso Ekwere, said at a news conference at the weekend in Uyo that the gruesome murder of Miss Umoren by Uduak Frank Akpan might have been a product of vain teachings by clergymen.

He said: ‘’We are sad that the life of a young girl, who had performed excellently in her studies, was cut short in her prime by a devious young man, an act we condemn in its entirety.”

Condoling with the bereaved family, CAN expressed worry about the moral decadence in the society, insisting that justice must be done.

He noted that the death of Miss Umoren had brought to the fore the need to re-emphasise the message of righteousness.

“This murder has brought to the fore, the need to re-emphasise the message of righteousness in the land, while discouraging misleading vain teachings and heresies by some so-called church leaders (especially the kind that is pervading almost every electronic media for several hours now in our state) that may have misled their gullible members and some youths into the get-rich route, thereby increasing the rate of criminality and exposing them to all sorts of atrocities, including crime against fellow human beings.”

Ekwere advised church leaders to preach messages that would promote high moral standard.

Calling on parents to teach their children the fear of God, the CAN chairman enjoined youths to learn skills and be self-reliant.

He said they should not look for white-collar jobs that might not be enough for everybody.

Condoling with the families who have lost their loved ones to attacks, the CAN chairman hailed Governor Udom Emmanuel for visiting the police headquarters to support the force.

He called on the citizens to remain law- abiding and report suspicious moves and persons to security agencies.

Ekwere advised Christians to pray for peace to prevail in the state and the country.

He said CAN has, in solidarity with the national body, declared a three-day solemn fast and prayer “for our land from November 28 to 30.

“This will take place simultaneously in all the states in the country. Christians are to gather each day in their individual churches to pray and end the fast for the day and finally end up with their church service on Sunday.”

He urged Christians to pray for the speedy recovery of Nigeria from its challenges so that it can become a nation everybody will love.

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TB Joshua: Nothing Will Stop Us From Moving On – SCOAN

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Management of the Synagogue Church Of All Nation, SCOAN, has said that the unfortunate demise of the church’s founder, Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as TB Joshua will not stop the work of God from moving on.

Recall that the renowned prophet died last week Saturday shortly after hosting a programme in the church where he performed his usual miracle in the name of Jesus Christ.

The family had said the interment of the late prophet was scheduled to hold on July 9 at the church’s premises in Lagos Nigeria.

According to a member of the family who preferred to remain anonymous, the decision followed a meeting by the deceased immediate family where they both agreed on burying the remains of the cleric at the church.

Confirming the burial arrangement, SCOAN noted that the programme would commence on July 5 through to July 11 saying it would be broadcast live on Emmanuel TV.

SCOAN made this known on Monday evening in a statement issued and posted on the deceased verified Facebook page.

The statement reads, “Good Morning and Win Today! Dear SCOAN and Emmanuel TV family all over the world, we appreciate your continued prayers, love and support.

“We know you are aware that our father in the Lord, Prophet TB Joshua, has been taken home to be with the Lord. We want to assure you that nothing will stop the work of God at The SCOAN from moving on. Prophet TB Joshua may be absent in the body but he is present in the spirit (Colossians 2:5). Indeed, God is even more powerful at distance!

“We are currently preparing for the week-long service from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th July 2021 in honour of Prophet TB Joshua’s life and legacy. He will be laid to rest at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria.

Family gives date for T.B Joshua’s burial
“All services will be broadcast live on Emmanuel TV. The services which will be open to the public will be communicated to you at the appropriate time.

“As our father in the Lord, Prophet TB Joshua says, “When we close our eyes to all things in this world, we shall open them in a world of glory.”

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Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Weeps Over TB Joshua’s Death

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A renowned Nigerian Prophet and founder of Christ MercyLand Deliverance Ministries, (CMDM), Warri, Delta State, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin has expressed shock over the demise of the popular Nigerian Prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua.

T.B Joshua was confirmed dead on Sunday morning after he had hosted a programme in his church, the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos State Nigeria.

Reacting to the death which plunged the entire nation into mourning since Sunday, Prophet Jeremiah described the deceased as a Kingdom General who needed to be celebrated, dead or alive.

According to him, TB Joshua lived a good life by affecting many lives positively while he was alive, stressing that the deceased man of God must have gained entrance into heaven where he would rest with the Lord.

While leading his church congregation to mourn the late prophet, the billionaire pastor and his members observed one-minute silence in honour of the deceased.

He said, “The church of God has lost a soldier but heaven gained a soul. We pray for the family and the entire members of SCOAN and Emmanuel TV, that they will be comforted in Jesus Name”.

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‘The Wizard Called Emmanuel Has Been Consumed’ – Rev Chris Okotie

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Rev. Chris Okotie, the Shepherd Superintendent of the Household of God Church, on Tuesday morning shared a cryptic post on his Facebook page in which he referenced a certain ”wizard of Endor” who assumed the title of ”Emmanuel”.

The clergyman in his post said the wizard who assumed the title of Emmanuel had been consumed by divine indignation.

His post comes days after a clergyman, T.B Joshua, who was known for using the name ”Emmanuel” in his church, died.

Okotie further noted that the day of God’s vengeance has fully come to Nigeria though it wasn’t clear who he was directly referencing in his post.

”Hebrews 1:13 says Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.

”The wizard at Endor who assumed the title Emmanuel has been consumed by divine indignation. And now his disciples bewail his ignominious exit.

”No marvel, one-third of God’s angels followed the disgraced anointed cherub Lucifer!!

”Jesus our mighty gladiator has broken the head of the dragon with his mighty blows.

”He has descended from the mountain of spices with the fiery sword of his indignation. Glorious in his apparel and travelling in the greatness of his strength, he goes conquering and to conquer the adversaries of his church.

”Let those who swear by the Lord and by Malcham and the descendants of Haman, now tremble in fear.

”The day of the vengeance of our God has fully come to Nigeria. And they shall not escape,” he wrote.

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TB Joshua: He Has Played His Role – CAN

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Tuesday, said the death of Prophet Temitope Joshua, should be a reminder of life after death and salvation.

The late prophet is the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and popularly known as TB Joshua.

The Media Assistant to CAN President, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, in Lagos, urged people to occupy themselves with causes that could earn them eternal life.

Oladeji, while expressing condolences over the demise of the late televangelist; described his home calling as a reminder to all mortals that there is a time for everything.

He reminded Nigerians that God created man for nothing other than to worship Him, saying materialism and the quest for affluence seem to preoccupy peoples’ time other than things of salvation.

“A time to be born and a time to die. That’s what the Bible says.

“He has played his own role on this side of the Jordan and he has relocated, we should, therefore, be conscious of the fact that death is unavoidable. You can’t run away from it.

“When it is time, you go. The important thing is to sleep in the Lord. Those who lived as Christians will reign with Christ and those who do otherwise have to spend their eternity in the Lake of Fire.

“Our hearts go to the family and the church he left behind. May God console and comfort them in this trying time,” he said.

The spokesman, who also condemned the spate of violence in the country; tasked citizens to place national interest above personal and ethnic interest for peace and development.

The popular Nigerian pastor died early Sunday, June 6, six days to his 58th birthday.

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JUST IN: Another Popular Pastor Is Dead [PHOTO]

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Popular cleric and General Overseer Of Redemption Ministries, Worldwide, Reverend Stephen Akinola is dead.

According to BBC Pidgin, the Port Harcourt-based Pastor died in the early hours of Sunday, June 6, at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.

Akinola was said to have undergone a kidney transplant months back though the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed.

It was gathered that members of his congregation rushed to the church which has its headquarters in Port Harcourt to mourn the famous cleric when the news broke.

Former Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria as well as former Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Rivers State, Apostle Eugene Ogu confirmed Akinola’s demise on Sunday.

“Yes, it is a very sad day for the Christian community. While we were still talking of Prophet TB Joshua, Akinola’s death happened. he said

Akinola, 68, is a native of Igboho, Oyo State. He was born in the Northern part of Ghana, in a city called Tamale.

His death comes just as Nigerians are mourning Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations who died on Saturday, June 5.

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8 Popular Pastors In Nigeria Who Have Been Involved In Sex Scandals

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Pastors, especially in Nigeria, are mythical figures placed on pedestals, not even possible in the mortal realm.

Nonetheless, people view them with that lens; spiritual leaders who operate on the extreme moral consciousness and seen as too virtuous for any misdemeanour.

But as history has shown, they are mortal, humans, who are capable of falling from grace like every other.

Today, we are looking at Nigerian pastors who have had their transgressions in public glare on our Pulse List.

These pastors on the list have at a time been caught up in a cheating scandal.

Being caught up in a cheating scandal does not mean they cheated. That’s none of our business.

This is a list of pastors who have had their personal business exposed to the world.

We write on 8 of them.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

In 2014 news broke that Senior Pastor of Believers Love World Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, and his wife, Anita were divorcing.

Many at that time did not believe, but it was eventually true.

Pastor Anita filed for divorce at a London court on ‘unreasonable behaviour’ grounds which, according to reports at that time, included adultery.

According to Vanguard, Pastor Chris denied allegations of adultery and believed that his wife was being influenced by bad friends who were intent on destroying his home.

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

No pastor in modern Nigerian history has faced scrutiny like Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Lead Pastor of the Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA) in Abuja.

Fatoyibo’s cheating scandal started in 2013 when a blogger, Efe Walter accused him of having an affair with her.

Since then, a deluge of accusations has followed, including that of rape.

In 2018, music star, Busola who is the wife of singer Timi Dakolo, accused the flamboyant pastor of molesting her when she was a teenager.

Apostle Johnson Suleman

Apostle Johnson Suleman is seen as one of the most fierce and spiritually equipped pastors in Nigeria. No wonder his infidelity scandal remains a shock to the flock.

In 2017, a Canadian-based stripper, Stephanie Otobo claimed to be the secret lover of the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministry.

She gave an alleged detailed account of their relationship, including the pastor’s gifts to her. She also accused the pastor of also having an affair with Nollywood actress Daniella Okeke. The pastor denied all these allegations.

In 2020, a man identified as Pastor Mike Davids accused the Auchi-based pastor of having an affair with his wife, Faith Edeko. He alleged that his wife confessed to the adulterous relationship with Suleman.

Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe

Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe rose to prominence in Nigeria and overseas for his writing brilliance and creating one of the most read religious books ‘Daily Manna.’ However, in 2017, Rita Ibeni, a member of Our Daily Manna/Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry, alleged that the pastor made sexual advances.

Later, a telephone conversation recording of Ibeni and a man alleged to be Kwakpovwe emerged.

In the recording, the man confessed his love for Ibeni and expressed interest in having sexual relations.

The church later released a statement insisting that the pastor was not the person in the phone conversation.

Pastor Joshua Iginla

The senior pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Joshua Iginla startled his congregation in 2019 when he confessed to having an affair outside his marriage.

Iginla talked about how he and his wife were headed for divorce and have spent the past few years as a united front while fighting adultery-related battles.

He also told the congregation that his wife cheated on him and failed to turn a new leaf, a burden he has borne for the last seven years.

Iginla also admitted while still married, he and his wife had babies out of wedlock.

Bishop Francis Wale Oke

Bishop Francis Wale Oke of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, also known as Christ Life Church left many Christians in shock after he came out clean about his adulterous lifestyle.

The man of God confessed before his church congregation that he was having an affair with his secretary.

According to him, that relationship had been on for years. Oke who was already rated as one of the top pastors in the country, saw his ministry and church hit by that open confession.

Pastor Chris Omatshola

One of the most interesting stories on this list is that of Pastor Chris Omatshola of the Zionwealth Ministry, Lekki. in 2019, the sex tapes of the young pastor were released on social media with a lady identified as Princess Tamara Okpewho.

Omashola in his defense said he knew about the tapes; “Princess and I had more than 10 sex tapes of ourselves on our phones as she enjoyed filming sex. Honestly, the sex tapes were recorded sometimes in October 2017,” he told Punch.

While Okpewho accused Omatsola of releasing the video to force her into marriage with him, the cleric told Punch that the video was leaked to blackmail him.

Pastor Timothy Ngwu

Pastor Timothy Ngwu of Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity was also involved in a very messy scandal. The pastor was accused of having affairs with several female members of his congregation.

In 2015, Ngwu was arrested over accusations that he impregnated 20 members of his congregation.

According to reports, it was his estranged wife Veronica who reported the pastor to the police before his arrest.

Source: Daily Times

 

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 Why God Hasn’t Solved The Problems In Nigeria- Daddy Freeze

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OAP and leader of the Free the Sheeple Movement has shared his thoughts on why he thinks God hasn’t solved the problems plaguing Nigeria.

In a post shared on his IG page, he opined that for God to solve the problems affecting Nigeria, we as a people must obey his commandments of loving one another.

He wrote”If you like engrave a hashtag on your forehead or tattoo it on your lungs and liver.

If you do not obey God’s Command, he CAN NOT Answer your prayers.

Have you ever wondered why God hasn’t solved Nigeria’s problems despite all your daily marathon prayers and 5 churches per street?

Because for him to solve our problems we have to obey his son, who gave us a command under God’s blood oath, instructing us to love one another, putting the other person’s interests above our own.

Many pagan nations understand this principle, hence are succeeding. Until this instruction is adhered to, mark my words, Nigeria would continue in this trend. ~FRZ

? John 14:15?
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“If you love me, keep my commands.

? Hebrews 7:21?
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but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘You are a priest forever.'”

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CAN Seeks Establishment Of Ecclesiastical Courts In Nigeria

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has requested for the immediate establishment of Ecclesiastical Courts in Nigeria.

CAN’s chairman in Kano state, Reverend Adeolu Adeyemo made the request at the House of Representatives Public Hearings on the Review of the 1999 Constitution (As amended) taking place in Kano.

Bauchi state chapter of the association also demanded the establishment of ecclesiastical courts in the constitution while insisting that the provision for Sharia Courts and Sharia Commission without a corresponding Ecclesiastical Courts and Commission to attend to the yearnings of Christian citizens has served as a great marginalization and discrimination against Christians.

Ecclesiastical court is a court where Christian Canon laws are applied and are an instrument of judicial administration in the same way as Islamic laws are an instrument of judicial administration in Sharia Courts.

Adeyemo stated that Christians in Nigeria are of the belief that Nigeria should remain a truly secular state as is clearly enshrined in Section 10 of the 1999 Constitution by expunging all the provisions pertaining to the Sharia court system.

He argued that in the case where that is not implemented, the proposed constitutional amendment should equally establish Ecclesiastical courts to balance the existence of Sharia Courts in Nigeria.

Other demands of associations at the sitting which was chaired by House Majority Leader, Alasan Ado Doguwa, included the introduction of a unitary system of government, regional government, decentralization and regionalization of law enforcement agencies and the recognition of traditional and religious leaders in the Constitution.

The association also sought the separation of the office of the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice as well as financial autonomy and independence for the judiciary arm of government.

According to the CAN Chairman, ‘one area that the Constitution must quickly address with a view to save the country is to define in proper terms the issue of residency and indigene’s rights and to provide the instrument for its implementation, sanction for its abuse and immediate relief for whoever is a victim of a denial of these rights.’

The chairman also said that Christians in the state are committed to the equality of all Nigerians and all persons within Nigeria before the law even as he sought the protection of the rights of women, especially the rights of inheritance and education.

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June 12: Prophet TB Joshua Declares Fasting, Prayer For Nigeria

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Prophet TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has called for fasting and prayer for Nigeria.

Joshua said Nigerians should fast and pray for Nigeria on June 12, 2021, which happens to be his birthday.

The prophet made the call while disclosing that he will not be holding a public celebration for his incoming 58th birthday on June 12th 2021.

Addressing his members, the prophet said “As you know, I am a man of the people. So, the wound of one is the wound of all.

“As things stand, you may have realised it will not be easy for me to celebrate my birthday under the present circumstances,” adding that many who wanted to visit Nigeria for the occasion “are troubled by the situation all over the world.

“We see their fear and their worry. I feel their pain; I feel their worry so pray for Nigeria on June 12, 2021.

“Let us dedicate this day to prayer and fasting. Don’t forget the needy.”

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Pope Revises Church Law On Sexual Abuse

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Pope Francis yesterday issued what has been as the most extensive revision to Catholic Church law in four decades, insisting that bishops take action against clerics who abuse minors and vulnerable adults, commit fraud or attempt to ordain women.

The revision, which has been in the works since 2009, involves all of section six of the Church’s Code of Canon Law, a seven-book code of about 1,750 articles. It replaced the code approved by Pope John Paul II in 1983 and will take effect on December 8.

The revised section, involving about 90 articles concerning crime and punishment, incorporates many existing changes made to church law by Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI.

According to Reuters, the Pope introduced new categories and clearer, more specific language in an attempt to give bishops less wiggle room.

In a separate accompanying document, the Pope reminded bishops that they were responsible for following the letter of the law.

One aim of the revisions, Francis said, was to “reduce the number of cases in which the imposition of a penalty was left to the discretion of authorities”.

Archbishop Filippo Iannone, head of the Vatican department that oversaw the project, said there had been “a climate of excessive slack in the interpretation of penal law,” where some bishops sometimes put mercy before justice.

Sexual abuse of minors was put under a new section titled “Offences Against Human Life, Dignity and Liberty,” compared to the previously vague “Crimes Against Special Obligations”.

The new section was expanded to include crimes such as the “grooming” of minors or vulnerable adults for sexual abuse and possessing child pornography.

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