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See New Punishment Handed To Rev. Fr. Mbaka By The Catholic Church

Rev. MbakaRev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) has been banned from giving endorsements to any politician or political parties ahead of the 2019 General Elections by the Catholic Church.

Bishop Callistus Onaga of Enugu Catholic Diocese announced the ban at the weekend while speaking at Priestly Ordination in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Emene Enugu.

According to Bishop Onaga, the church has also asked Mbaka to send a written apology to former Anambra State Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, over their recent altercation.

Mbaka-1“The Church does not want prophesy. We are in a democracy and not theocracy. We asked Mbaka to send a written apology to Obi. What he did was not apology but apologetics. He wrote an apology before us and I hope it will be in the social press now,” Onaga said.

The Bishop insisted that Mbaka must adhere to the instructions of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and do not get involved in the endorsement of candidates.

Onaga maintained that Mbaka should not stay in one place and decide who will win or lose.mbaka-3-2

“Stop prophesying on who is going to be what. He (Mbaka) told us he was sorry. He said he didn’t know what happened and promised it won’t happen again.
“Let us pray for Mbaka. There’s no doubt that Mbaka is a gifted priest. Stop misleading him. You (the followers) pushed him into doing what he did. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy and he misspoke. Follow him, but pray for him.

You (people who reacted to his outbursts) called him names. When I heard it I also called him names. The Church is a human church with all human limitations.
“I hope with this public statement everything will now rest so that we will continue with our Mass the way we’ve been doing it” Onaga said.

Mbaka-and-Peter-ObiFather Mbaka became very popular with political prophesies in 2015 when he successfully predicted the victory of Muhammadu Buhari of APC over the then incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan of PDP.

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BREAKING: Catholic Church bars Rev. Fr. Mbaka

mbaka-3-2The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria has reiterated that Catholic Priests under the canon law of the Church are barred from active involvement in Partisan Politics.

This reaction is coming shortly after an altercation between controversial catholic Priest, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu and Ex-governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi.Mbaka-1

CSN’s Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, who spoke to journalists at a press conference, in Abuja on Thursday said that the Catholic church was disappointed with the altercation and had asked appropriate authorities to take necessary action.

“While we are sure that Enugu Catholic Diocese, where Fr. Mbaka is incardinated, has or is taking appropriate measures on the reported incident, we wish to categorically reiterate that no Catholic priest is permitted to be involved in partisan politics.Rev. Mbaka

All liturgical ceremonies must never be used as an occasion for campaigns ahead of 2019 political activities. Catholic church remains apolitical and would never support or subscribe to any political party.

Our concern is for peaceful election process, seen to be free, fair, credible and just, and a democratic governance that would herald peace, justice, equity, development and religious freedom for the common good.”mbaka-3-2

Mbaka has faced criticisms online over his ’embarrassment’ of Obi during the church’s recent Bazaar.

Unbelievable: See the American Pastor that wants you to watch Porn

http-__o.aolcdn.com_hss_storage_midas_104f34fbc5102d2ca2c9b268b3866aae_206501419_have-a-little-faith-nadia-bolz-weber-Makers.com-Hero+-281-29Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor and author of the book Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, discusses issues concerning the church and sexual ethics in an interview with Out in Jersey. She formerly pastored Denver’s House for All Sinners and Saints and is an ordained Lutheran. Bolz-Weber is well known and regarded in progressive Christianity. Her sermons regularly confront traditional Christian values and beliefs.

According to Bolz-Weber, there is no need to shame any person who consumes porn if the latter is “ethically sourced.” The pastor-author said that pleasure is complex for humans as one could either fall on or fall off any side of the spectrum. Human beings, she pointed out, either indulge in excess, leading to obesity or follow diets where a majority of foods are eliminated. Both these kinds of restriction or indulgence equally harm the body.nadiabolzweber2

Bolz-Weber clearly understands the exploitative nature of the porn industry. She is also aware of the rampant drug problem along with a number of shady practices. In her statement, she means porn where no person is physically hurt or manipulated.

All kinds of sex acts can be done by consenting adults. Thus there is nothing wrong with recording the said act and distributing that particular record. The content of the last point had conservatives up in arms. As per conservative thinking, evidence exists linking sexual health and pornography consumption.American-pastor

Joshua Sharp of the Baptist Standard responded to Bolz-Weber’s opinion saying pornography, ethically sourced or not, is the antithesis to spiritual vitality, relationships, and individual sexual health. Which is specifically mentioned in Corinthians where the faithful are urged to run away from sexual immorality. Other than sex, every other sin is done outside the body. The Bible teaches the reader the body represents the temple of Holy Spirit which God has given to humans.

It means God is present in the body and it must be glorified. Sexual sin, including the consumption of pornography, is thus destructive not only to the consumer but also to the body of Christ. Sharp said Bolz-Weber’s attempts “to legitimize porn flies in the face of biblical teaching threatens the health of the church. There is nothing ‘ethical’ about pornography.”

Pastor Storms Mortuary To Resurrect His Dead Wife In Kenya

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A pastor caused a stir at the Gakwegori Funeral Home in Kenya when he stormed the mortuary to resurrect his dead wife.

Pastor Robinson Karumba of Eagle Wings Prophetic Ministries, arrived at the mortuary with his members in the early hours of Wednesday, demanding the body of his wife released to him,The deceased, Ms. Polly Rosa Ng’ endo who died following an undisclosed illness on Sunday, was released to his husband, who then took her into a secluded room, laid her naked body on a table and applied anointing oil.

Sources say after the pastor applied anointing oil on his late wife, he and his members started singing praise songs accompanied with a guitar and keyboard.

According to the pastor, who brought along clothes and shoes for his wife, he was following the teachings of Jesus which, he claimed, directed the believers would be raised from the dead after four days.
‘We believe she is not dead, but merely resting.

She is a believer like me and has preached in many places and with prominent preachers. I had to do what I have always preached. Jesus was called to Lazarus home after he had died for four days.’ he said.

Explaining while he brought along musical instruments to the Mortuary, he said:

‘Even Daughter said my mother will come back on Wednesday and that is why I came today. We are playing guitar and other instruments because she was a musician.’

The preacher also said people are preparing for her burial scheduled for Saturday, but if she resurrects before then, he will stage up a thanksgiving ceremony instead.

‘Back at home, people have been preparing for the burial. If she resurrects, Saturday would be a thanksgiving ceremony. We will be marking her resurrection,’ he said.

34 churches shut-dawn over police operation in Angola

pixAt least 34 churches have been shut in Angola following an operation dubbed Operação Resgate (rescue operation), police confirmed.

The national police director for communication, Mr Orlando Bernardo, said 19 churches were shut in Cabinda Province, 11 in Luanda and four in Malanje province for operating illegally.

The government said recently that more than 50 per cent of churches operating in Angola were foreign, mainly from the DR Congo, Brazil, Nigeria and Senegal, adding that at least 1,116 of them operated illegally.

The police rescue operation started on November 6 and will run until the end of the year.

The operation aims at restoring the state authority by instituting order in worship, on the roads, fighting unregulated hawking and illegal migrations, among others.

During the operation’s first week, at least 509 people were arrested for several crimes. Three foreign nationals, two from DRC and one from the Republic of Congo, were among those detained.

Meanwhile, Angolan authorities have repatriated 26 DRC nationals for illegal stay in Zaire Province, the Foreign and Emigration Services (SEM) confirmed.

According to SEM, 16 people were repatriated from Luvo, six from Nóqui and four from Kimbumba border point.

Zaire Province is located some 481km north of the capital Luanda.

The cross-border Luvo market hosts about 1,000 businesspeople from Angola, DRC, the Republic of Congo and Namibia.

The market also receives customers from the four countries.

More Shiite Muslims Storm Abuja Despite Killing Of Members(Photos)

Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and Arba’een mourners, marched towards Abuja earlier today for the annual Arbaeen annual trek.

Members of the sect were pictured marching towards the federal capital territory despite the killing of over six of their members by soldiers yesterday at Zuba bridge in Abuja.

The followers of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky converged in Abuja to embark on the Arbaeen Symbolic Trek to mark the day that Yazid bn Mu’awiyyah killed Imam Hussain Ibn Ali and his family.

The trek commenced on Sunday (today) and will last for three days.
The trek will be also feature the ‘Free Zakzaky’ protest to demand the release of their leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife and hundreds of followers who are currently in detention for over 3 years since the Zaria massacre in 2015.

The Shiite group said its members won’t be hindered from the trek despite the military clash.

The Arba’een is the religious ritual for the commemoration of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Husayn ibn Ali’s martyrdom.

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Flood Forced Worshippers To Hold Their Church Service Outside

The devastating effects of the raging flood that has been ravaging about seven local governments in Anambra State, has not dampened the spirit of Christians in the area.

According to a report by Mike Obiajulu, some Christians in Anam, Anambra West Local Government Area, insisted on holding their Sunday Service within the small portion of land they could find around their submerged church.

Meanwhile, report has it that all primary, post-primary and teriyaki schools in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra have been temporarily closed in reaction to the flood disaster in the area.

The council Chairman, Mr Arinze Awogu disclosed this while inaugurating the distribution of relief materials at the council headquarters, Atani.

Awogu said the closure of the schools was in line with the directive of Governor Willie Obiano, who said schools in the affected areas should be closed to avert loss of life.

He noted that 13 out of the 16 villages were on the coastal bank of River Niger and all had been critically affected by the flood. He added that the remaining three were also highly threatened

No President is powerful & Irresponsible As Nigerian President – Mathew Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that no president of any country in the world can be as irresponsible in the usage of power as a Nigerian president.

Kukah said this in Akure, Ondo State on Friday while delivering the annual Ulefunta/Oyemekun Festival lecture, entitled: “Building blocks for a good society.” held at the Francis Idibiye Lecture hall of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

According to Kukah, the structure of the Nigerian presidential office makes the holders of the office extremely powerful, so much that he can deploy power the way he want.

He said: “No president in the world has the kind of power the Nigerian president has and as such, no president in the world can be as irresponsible as the Nigerian president. His power is so much that he can give oil bloc to his girlfriend and many others.

You thus can’t be a man of honour and live in a country like Nigeria and not be angry.”
Kukah said that from the first Nigerian Prime Minister, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, to President Muhammadu Buhari, virtually all of them were dragged into the presidential office, maintaining that this was unlike the presidency of the United States of America where the president does not emerge by circumstance.

Kukah, who said that the Nigerian society is in ferment, maintained that although Instability, the type that Nigeria faces as a country, is inevitable in any system, however noted that developing mechanisms that will confront the instability is the hallmark of great countries.

Kukah however singled two former Nigerian leaders out of the leadership rot, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Alhaji Aminu Kano, whom he called “architects of a good society.”

While stating that it is not enough for a people to have the building blocks of a good society alone, Kukah also maintained that Nigeria has not been able to build a good society because the country has not obeyed the rules of design.

While reviewing the lecture, Prof. Kole Omotoso, lauded Kukah for what he called a very profound lecture and said the only point of departure he had was Kukah’s submission that education has the potential to remedy the problems of Nigeria’s existence.

Guests at the occasion included the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi; and Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the chairman of the occasion.

Sultan, Dangote, Governors To Raise N1.5 Billion For Islamic Centre In Ibadan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, will lead prominent Islamic leaders to Ibadan on Sunday to raise N1.5 billion for the construction of the International Islamic Centre for Muslim Community of Oyo State (MUSCOYS).

A statement issued on Tuesday by the MUSCOYS Public Relations Officer, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State will also the governors of Osun, Ogun, Kano and Kaduna states attending the event.

Mr Balogun said Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group, Rasaki Oladejo, Ahmed Raji (SAN), Sakariyau Babalola are also expected to raise money for the project.

Other dignitaries expected at the launching include Daud Makanjuola, Aare Musulumi of Yoruba-land including Edo and Delta, as well as the League of Imams and Alfas in Yoruba land and other Islamic title holders.

Mr Balogun said the multi-purpose International Islamic Centre, the first of its kind in Nigeria and West Africa, belongs to all Muslims.
(NAN)

woman who sabotaged her best friend business was exposed by a pastor in the church (VIDEO)

Some pastors of this days have really turned the house of God into a market place and money making venture, so was the case here where a pastor made a declaration about two friend, Fight erupted between two women in a South African Church after the pastor of the church gave a revelation to one of the women, whose best friend is the one behind her problems.

Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia Ministries International began to prophesy two friends who came to his church for prayers and the prophesy led to a fight when it was revealed that one was responsible for the other’s business woes.

One of the women is named Pamela and the other is Japa.

During the prophecy, Pastor Lukau told Japa that her business partner who usually invests so much in her business has suddenly turned his back on her.

Japa agreed that this is true and the pastor went on to say that the business partner has also demanded that she returns the plane tickets he bought for her and has also taken back the money he gave to her.

Japa also agreed that the pastor was right. The pastor then went on to tell her that the cause of her problems is someone very close to her.

At this point, congregants were looking shocked. The pastor then goes on to name the person behind her problems and it turned out to be Pamela.

Pamela admitted to this and apologized repeatedly, saying she was jealous.

“Pamela Why?” the pastor kept repeating.

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China Force Christians To Denounce Faith, Burn BIBLES And Close Churches

There has been reports in China on Chinese officials destroying cross, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith as the crackdown on religious congregations in Beijing and several provinces intensifies.

According to Foxnews, the suppression of religious freedoms comes as an official government campaign to “Sinicize” religion by demanding loyalty to the atheist Communist party and removing any potential challenge to the party’s power in the country.

“The international community should be alarmed and outraged for this blatant violation of freedom of religion and belief,” Bob Fu of China Aid, said.

“The situation for Chinese #Christians becomes more dire by the day. We are working tirelessly to put maximum pressure on China stop the persecution,” Jay Sekulow, President Trump attorney and Chief Counsel at the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), wrote in a tweet.

The persecution of Christians in China is nothing new.

A report by the watchdog group Freedom House found that Christians and other religious groups in China have been persecuted since 2012, Fox News reported.

A third of all religious believers in China who belong to a faith group were also found to face “high” to “very high” levels of persecution, which ranges from bureaucratic harassment and economic exploitation to harsh prison terms and even violence, the report said.

But experts and activists say the Chinese government is now waging the most severe suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedoms were granted by the Chinese constitution in 1982.

Eldest Son Of Sultan Of Sokoto involved terrible car cash after reportedly ‘getting high on Codeine’

The eldest son of Usman Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto has been involved in an accident after he was reportedly driving at a very high speed around 12noon within Sokoto Airport Road, in an area called Bado.

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Khalifa Maccido, son of Aliyu Macciddo, and another girl were with him in the car when the accident occured.

Witnesses at the scene of the crash said Amir had been drunk while driving, and that a bottle of Benelyn Codeine syrup was found in the car.

While he was being taken to the hospital, officials of the Sultanate Council were reportedly seen removing the Sultanate council plate number from the car so as not to expose the Sultanate Council.

SaharaReporters contacted Faruku Ladan Ddaji, Secretary of the Sultanate, but he said he couldn’t confirm as he was out of town.

Amir, believed to have been dismissed from a UK school due to his drunkenness, was seen earlier on Sunday leaving a guest house with the girl and his friend Khalifa.

He was taken to the Usman Danfodio Teaching Hospital, where he has been unconscious.

Politics is like religion— Sultan

Muhammad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, has likened politics to religion.

He established the similarity when he received the Catholic bishops of Nigeria at his palace in Sokoto on Friday.

“Politics is a choice, like religion, therefore, let’s not fight each other because of defection,” he said.

“We must tell ourselves the truth and speak the truth. Everything is not okay in Nigeria.

Let’s stop hiding under religion, ethnicity or region. I know we have problems in Nigeria. Let’s not deceive ourselves.

“There is no fight between Christianity and Islam, but maybe disagreement between Muslims and Christians. But we must try and fish out extremists in our midst.

Though, you cannot completely fish out bad eggs from the society, we should continue doing our part to ensure a peaceful country.

“We have our problems and challenges. But we should collectively try and overcome them.

As leaders, we must try and work for peace. There is no problem in this world that defies solution unless we are not honest. If not, we will overcome the problems.

“We must also educate our followers that despite the challenges, we belong to one God Almighty but choose to worship God in different ways.”

Pastor Takes Off Female Member Underwear, orders Pregnancy To Penetrate Into Her Vagina

A Facebook page identified as Naija Watch has taken to his page to share how a pastor was seen pulling off the underwear of a female church member for pregnancy deliverance.

He Posted the Picture with the below caption;

PASTOR HAS TO TAKE OFF A LADY’S UNDERWEAR BY HIMSELF INSIDE THE CHURCH AND ORDERED HER TO OPEN HER LEG WIDE FOR THE SPIRIT OF PREGNANCY TO PENETRATE INTO HER
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The Post has since Gone viral with about seventeen Thousand shares Two thousand Comments and two thousand Likes

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“I Have Slept With Other Women Apart From My Wife” – Prophet Nigel Gaisie

The founder and leader of True Fire Prophetic Word Ministries, Prophet Nigel Gaisie, has revealed that j with other women apart from his wife.

According to Nigel, women are his greatest weakness, and many of them make advances towards him.

Nigel made this revelation in an interview with Blakk Rasta on Accra-based Zylofon FM.

Revealing why he had ‘fallen’ many times to sleep with other women as a self-acclaimed man of God and a married man, Nigel said he found it hard to resist temptation.

“I am married with a child but I have fallen for these temptations several times,” he disclosed.

However, Nigel said he now tries as much as possible to stay focused, ignoring the women who ‘worry’ him.

According to him, any time he is tempted, he prefers to choose the reputation of his future and his mission as a prophet even though it is hard for him.

Nigel revealed further that he looks up to the anointing of God to strengthen him to win this fight.

Prophet Nigel Gaisie rose to fame following his claim that he predicted the death of the dancehall star, Ebony Reigns.

Bullets fail to penetrate pastor after he was shot in Anambra

A pastor was allegedly attacked and shot at by assassins today but, miraculously, none of the bullets penetrated his body.

According to reports shared by his church members online, Pastor David Elijah, the founder of Grace and power prophetic ministry international, was attacked in Awka, Anambra state, as he was going to his Church.

Just happened in Awka, the founder of Grace and power prophetic ministry international Pastor David Elijah has just been attack in Awka while going to his Church by Assassins and to God be the glory non of the Bullets penetrated his body, only tearing through his clothes as it can be seen

Bullets holes can be seen all over Pastor Elijah’s car.

Some of his car screens were completely shattered by the bullet. But the pastor had no scratch. Though the bullets tore his clothes, none penetrated his skin.

See photos shared online by his members and wellwishers.

“Resign Now, Your Govt A Disappointment” Rev. Obimma Tells Buhari

The Spiritual Director, Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma, popularly known as Ebubemonso, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.

Reports says the cleric based his call on Buhari’s alleged inability to take charge of happenings in the country.

Ebubemonso, who spoke as part of activities marking his 7th year Priestly ordination at his Umudioka residence, also demanded unreserved apology from the Federal Government to Ndigbo, particularly members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
He accused Buhari’s government of proscribing the group and branding them terrorists, “whereas terror groups like the Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram killing people are handled with kid gloves.”

His speech read: “As you can see, there is crisis in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari is not in control of this country.

People are dying on daily basis and I am not happy with it at all.

“There is indeed crisis in the country.

I pray that our good Lord will salvage this country, Nigeria. There is crisis, even though those in authority are denying that there is political unrest in the country.

I thank God, that God is answering our prayers. I believe that very soon, all these frictions, fracas and crisis will come to an end, because there is God.

“Well, my message for Muhammadu Buhari is let him resign since he cannot control the country. I said let him resign honourably because as you can see, he is not in control of the country, not only that, he is a sectional leader, a tribalistic leader.

“So, my stand is let him resign, as you can see his strength could no longer carry him. I am envisaging a situation where he will not be alive to complete the second term, if he comes out to campaign again.

Let him resign honourably and find people who have the strength and capacity of managing the nation to carry on the baton.

Nigeria is a big country and needs experts who have perfected in the political field to take control of the affairs of the nation. President Buhari is not that man.

On the controversies over the INEC’s 2019 election budget, he said: “the issue of INEC, the Senate and the Presidency, there are so many interests; they are saying so many things that we don’t know what to believe. I can’t say for sure but what I have to say is that you can see the inclination of political interests in the entire episode.

“Mark my words, APC groups are warming up to rig the election, as you can see the evidences are there. If by vote counting, APC can never win any election. If it is by counting of votes, there is no way this government will return because it is a government that is built on selfishness, nepotism, injustice.

Government that is killing people, people are not happy with this government, so they knew that they under performed. What of those promises that Muhammadu Buhari made to the Nation before the election, none was accomplished, that, for me is a government of deception, running a government with deceit, it is very very bad.”

He added that “after the promises Buhari gave Nigerians before he was elected, nothing has changed. As you can see, many of our youths are unemployed, many a times when I pass or walk around the universities on mission, I see our young men, you know undergraduates, battalions of them, I ask myself what plans has the federal government have but as you can see, they don’t have any plan for them, that is why you will see somebody after being a graduate, the person will engage in one business or the other for him to survive.

“The hope of every average young man in other countries, their efforts in entering the university, studying very very hard and struggling to survive, trying to get degrees is for them to get a good job, but in our country Nigeria nothing is sure.

You are a graduate, you have a wonderful certificate and that certificate is barren, certificate without satisfaction and government has no plan. It’s a pity.

“You know it has been my greatest worry. Go over there at the university and you will see people, you will see men and women, you will see our young undergraduates, sons and daughters, you know they are studying, but I am telling you that government has no plans for them, especially this government of President Buhari.

Nigeria has never experience such a government, let Buhari stand up and tell us his achievements so far, let him say what he has achieved so far.

“This government has really under performed, really they came with the ideology of change but they didn’t change anything, so we are praying for another change, this one is real change that will upturn Buhari’s change that choked us.

He came to power on false change promises which many believed; even a prophet of God prayed for him because everybody wanted change that will lead to a prosperous nation but here we are from frying pan to fire.

Buhari is a huge disappointment to Nigeria.”

The Priest did not spare the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, who he said were not speaking out.

He said, “well, for me, Ohanaeze Ndigbo should know that Igbos are being marginalized and their voices are not felt, the voices of Ohanaeze Ndigbo is not felt.

You know they are representing Igbos, let them come out and stand for Igbos and let the world and Igbos know they are standing for them, they can’t be answering Ohanaeze Ndigbo for nothing.

“I am not trying to say that they have not been making efforts but their efforts are not enough.

Now IPOB came up as a result of poor governance and they are agitating that the federal government is marginalizing them.

Igbos have been undergoing marginalization, that was the crusade of Nnamdi Kanu and Nnamdi Kanu was suppressed and intimidated, but I want to tell the Federal Republic of Nigeria that you can never kill an ideology.

“Let there be a strong dialogue between Ohaneze Ndigbo and IPOB to have one voice for Ndigbo.

I advise the IPOB to go for peace even in their agitations, let there be love. I stand here to tell the country that their agitations are right.

The agitations about the sovereign state of Biafra, about intimidation and suppression, they are right, so let the federal government look into it.

“If really Igbos are being marginalized, let them do something, we can’t be answering one Nigeria for mouth, just mere camouflage, one Nigeria on a table of sabotage.

When you stifle what is meant for general consumption, that is economic sabotage, when you strangle what you supposed to give to brothers, that is wickedness.

“Let the federal government look into these agitations; it won’t end by shooting them, killing them on daily basis. Buhari should register an apology to Ndigbo for that kind of thing, how can innocent people who are agitating be proscribed?

They are freedom fighters and Buhari proscribed them, branded them as terrorists whereas Boko Haram are killing people and nobody has ever proscribed them or branded them as terrorists.

Fulani herdsmen are killing people on daily basis and nobody has ever proscribed and branded them terrorists.

But agitating youths in the South East, my dear brothers were branded terrorists by their country Nigeria. Is this not outright intimidation?”

Imam Honoured By US For Saving Christians In Plateau

The United States has honoured the septuagenarian Imam Abdullahi Abubakar who saved about 300 Christians from attackers in Nghar Yelwa village of Barkin Ladi local government of the Plateau state.

The cleric was recognised and honoured at an event organised by the US embassy in Jos as Nigerians were urged to emulate the cleric’s gesture.

The Imam saved about 300 persons on June 24 when suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded about 15 communities in the Barkin Ladi LGA, killing over 200 persons.

The people, mainly Christians, were said to be fleeing from a neighbouring village in the Barkin Ladi LGA when the Imam hid them in his house and mosque.

“I hid the women in my personal house and after that, I took the men into the mosque and hid them there,” Imam Abubakar had stated.

However, the assailants caught up with the Imam, forcefully demanding that he release those who were Christians in the mosque.

But the cleric said deceived the bandits that all those in the mosque were Muslims and upon hearing this, the attackers left him and continued with their killing elsewhere.

Muslims Storm Emir’s Palace As Bishop Sam Zuga Preaches At The Palace In Lafia

Bishop Dr Sam Zuga was pictured preaching to Muslims the real concept of God in Lafia,Nasarawa state at Emir’s palace, Alh. Dr Musa Mustafq Agwai 1 of Lafia.

He tried to make both parties understand that Jesus as a prophet as Muslims know him and Jesus as a son of God by Christians are both correct.

According to him,some people call him Bishop while others call him doctor.

He sees no reason why people that know him as Bishop will be fighting with those that know him as a doctor.

Married pastor impregnates member 2 years after getting private jet as birthday gift from church

A Toronto-based married Ghanaian pastor, who was gifted a private jet by his church members two years ago, is involved in a paternity case following allegations that he fathered a child with his former congregant.

Martin Kofi Danso, who is the founder of Miracle Arena for All Nations, which operates 17 branches in various countries, reportedly impregnated Chris-Ann Bartley and the case is in court.

But the pastor wants to have his identity kept secret because the publicity could damage his reputation and hurt him financially.

However, a judge ruled on Tuesday that Danso can’t keep his identity secret in the paternity case.

The Star reports that Ontario Superior Court Justice Fred Myers dismissed a request by Martin Kofi Danso to extend a publication ban and sealing order on a court file related to allegations he fathered a child Bartley.

Bartley’s lawyer, Theodora Oprea, said after Tuesday’s hearing, that a DNA test has since confirmed Danso is the father of her client’s baby boy, who is now six months old.

According to the Miracle Arena website, “Prophet Danso” is a devoted father of four who travels the world “impacting and empowering millions of lives through his powerful preaching and teaching ministry.”

His wife, JoAnne Danso, is a reverend with the church known as “Mama.” Court heard Tuesday she is expecting twins any day now.

Photos Of Vice-President Osinbajo, Oyedepo, others from Paul Enenche’s Birthday

The city of Abuja, the nation’s capital was on a stand still on Monday for the 50th birthday celebration of God’s general and apostle of the Most High, Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja.

The event which took place at the church’s permanent site, also known as the Lord’s Garden, along Airport Road, was witnessed by high and mighty in the society’s.

Among those who graced the occasion were Dr. Enenche’s spiritual father and mentor, Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church.

Others from the political terrain were: Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Yakubu Dogara, Speaker, House of Reps, Govs Samuel Ortom and Emmanuel Udom of Benue and Akwa Ibom States respectively.

Prof Jerry Gana, Major Generals Lawrence Onoja and John Enenche were also on ground.

Others included, Emmanuel Kure, Gen Yakubu Gowon, ably represented, Anyim Pius Anyim, Bishop David Abioye and wife, Honourable Labaran Maku. Prof Jerry Agada as well as envoys from Zambia and Namabia.

In his speech, Bishop Oyedepo told his spiritual son that the best was yet to come.

On his part, Prof Osinbajo described Dr. Enenche and his wife, Dr. Becky as tireless workers in God’s vineyard.
He extolled them for their humanitarian outreaches.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye in a special audio message hailed his grand-son in the Lord for his labour in the vineyard.

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China demolishes churches, confiscates Bibles — Christianity Crackdown

There are outcries in China as the ruling Communist party continues to intensify its control over religious freedom in the country.

Daily Mail reports that churches were raided and demolished, Bibles and other holy books were confiscated and new laws were established to monitor religious activities in the country’s province of Henan, which has one of the largest Christian populations in China.

Information gathered that under President Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms reduced even as the country undergoes a religious revival.

Experts and activists say that the president is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982.

Guo, a 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true – a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers.

But in March, about a dozen police officers and local officials suddenly showed up at the church on his property and made the frightened congregants disperse.

They ordered that the cross, a painting of the Last Supper and Bible verse calligraphy be taken down.

And they demanded that all services stop until each person along with the church itself was registered with the government, said Guo, who gave his last name only from fear of retribution.

The crackdown on Christianity is reportedly part of President Xi’s strategy to ‘Sinicise’ all the nation’s religions by infusing them with “Chinese characteristics” such as loyalty to the Communist Party.

Over the last several months, local governments across the country have reportedly shut down hundreds of private Christian “house churches”.

A statement last week from 47 in Beijing alone said they had faced “unprecedented” harassment since February.

According to Daily Mail, a dozen Chinese Protestants described gatherings that were raided, interrogations and surveillance, and one pastor said hundreds of his congregants were questioned individually about their faith.

“Chinese leaders have always been suspicious of the political challenge or threat that Christianity poses to the Communist regime,” said Xi Lian, a scholar of Christianity in China at Duke University.

“Under Xi, this fear of Western infiltration has intensified and gained a prominence that we haven’t seen for a long time.”

Those who resist pay the price After Jin Mingri, a prominent pastor who leads Zion Church in Beijing, refused local authorities’ request to install surveillance cameras inside his house church, police individually questioned hundreds of members of the 1,500-person congregation, the pastor said.

He added that his congregants faced veiled threats and many were asked to sign a pledge promising to leave Zion, which the government agents called illegal, politically incorrect and a cult.

Some people lost their jobs or were evicted from rented apartments because police intimidated their bosses and landlords.

“A lot of our flock are terrified by the pressure that the government is putting on them,” he said.

“It’s painful to think that in our own country’s capital, we must pay so dearly just to practice our faith.”

In Zhengzhou, Henan’s capital, all that is left of one house church is shattered glass, tangled wires and torn hymnbooks, strewn among the rubble of a knocked-down wall.

The church inside a commercial building had reportedly served about 100 believers for years. But in late January, nearly 60 officials from the local religion department and police station appeared without warning.

Armed with electric saws, they demolished the church, confiscated Bibles and computers and held a handful of young worshippers – including a 14-year-old girl – at a police station for more than 10 hours, according to a church leader.

Protestant churches are not spared Even Protestant churches already registered with the state have not been spared greater restrictions.

Five Protestant churches recently visited in Henan all bore notices at their entrances stating that minors and party members were not allowed inside, Daily Mail reports.

A banner above one church door exhorted members to “implement the basic direction of the party’s religious work.”

Another church erected a Chinese flag at the foot of its steps. Islam, other religions also face repression Elsewhere in China, religious practices and activities remain strictly controlled.

In Xinjiang, the newspaper reports that Muslim-majority region in the country’s far west, millions of ethnic Uighurs face repression and torture as authorities claimed to rule out potential separatist movements.

Former inmates have told of the horror after being detained in what the Chinese government calls “political re-education camps”, where they were physically and mentally tortured and as punishment, were forced to eat pork and drink alcohol.

In late July, children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet were required to sign an agreement to ‘not take part in any form of religious activity’ during the summer holidays, according to the Global Times.

The policy appears to reflect increasingly harsh restrictions on the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, largely aimed at reducing the influence of the region’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India.

On Tuesday, August 7, state media reportedly announced that all religious institutions across the country are now required to fly the national flag, in a move to assimilate religions into the socialist society.

Xinhua claimed the rule is necessary to strengthen awareness of respect for the flag – a symbol of the country’s embrace of communism in 1949 – and preserve the flag’s dignity, adding that the practice can enhance the public’s national consciousness and civic awareness.

Drama As Pastors Refuse To Officiate At Burial Of 82-Year-Old Kidnapper in Kenya

Local pastors on Friday refused to officiate at the burials of an 82-year-old kidnapper, Wangari Muturi Karanja and her nephew, Sammy Mwangi Kang’ethe, 26, in Irewa village, Kiharu, Muranga County in Kenya.

Karanja, Kang’ethe and another man from Njumbi village in Mathioya constituency had been shot dead when armed police stormed the grandma’s home in search of a victim, Margaret Waitherero from Samar village in Maragua who had been kidnapped by her gang reports.

It was learnt the pastors who officiated the burials came all the way from Kayole in Nairobi and in Naivasha.

An AK 47 assault rifle, a homemade gun and several bullets were recovered from the grandmother’s home during the raid.

The kidnappers had demanded ransom from Waitherero’s family before they could release her, with police sources confirming that the woman’s husband had sent part of the ransom.

‘Disaster Is Coming, Angels Warming Up For You’-Father Mbaka Attacks Buhari

In the sermon of Rev. Mbaka’s message today titled ‘disaster is coming’. He passed a warning to Mr. President here are some excerpts from the message..

1. President Buhari, a former coup plotter has no reason not to stop the ongoing killings in the country.He has no reason to not have identified the killers.

2. According to him, had it been that it was Imams that were killed in Benue or Plateau, he would have attended the burials.He has no reason not to have attended the burials of those killed in Benue.

Supernatural disaster is coming. Angels are already warming up.

Nigerians should not worry.One day there will be vacancy from Abuja.The jet will park and nobody will use it unless they repent.

3. He said that Buhari has declared 2019 presidential ambition as if he knows what will happen between now and Christmas.He said he is just a microphone,speaking as directed by God.Anybody who plans to attack him because of his message will fail.

4. He also said that when Buhari was ill,he spent months in abroad.When his son had accident,he travelled outside.But when a mere Nigerian is ill,he gets treatment from our poorly equipped hospitals.The senators who would have intervened were silent because they need favour from Buhari.

5. He said when the disaster comes,President Buhari will cry, According to him, Buhari is like an egg.

The sheep are crying while the shepherd is doing nothing.A shepherd is meant to empathic.

5. He urged all the people closer to Buhari and senators to pass the information to them.

6. He also said that PDP want to come back after 16yrs of misrule.He told them to bury their head in shame,kneel down and beg Nigerians. They have no reasons to come back.

7. He also said that the amount of looting ongoing in Buhari’s administration as revealed spiritually is too much.
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HOLY Slap! Pastor Slaps Members While Trying To Get Them To Feel His “ANOINTING”

In a viral video posted on Facebook, prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanemere of the Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry in Onitsha, Anambra state – can be seen slapping and forcefully hitting the members while trying to get them to feel his “anointing” and fall down.

A little girl whose legs were vigorously shaken by the pastor, cried after her own “deliverance”.

Those church members who didn’t fall after receiving his “anointed touch” – were dragged down by the ushers.

The video of the awkward deliverance has gone viral with many criticizing the pastor for his violent and dominating way of conducting deliverance.