Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    Teenager bags six-month jail term for stealing TV from church

Teenager bags six-month jail term for stealing TV from church

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    Bakare: I won’t reopen church and endanger people’s lives

Bakare: I won’t reopen church and endanger people’s lives

Tunde Bakare, overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, says he is not ready to open the worship centre and endanger the lives of his members. On Thursday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, announced that religious activities would resume in the state after the federal government lifted the ban on religious gatherings across the [...]

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    EXTRA: I’ll reopen Synagogue Church when I hear from God, says TB Joshua

EXTRA: I’ll reopen Synagogue Church when I hear from God, says TB Joshua

T.B. Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), says he will reopen the church — closed because of the coronavirus pandemic — when God asks him to do so. While reacting to the federal government’s relaxation on the ban on worship centres, Joshua said it is God that would determine when the church will reopen. “Viewers, don't forget there was [...]

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    US church sues Zoom after Bible study was hijacked with pornography

US church sues Zoom after Bible study was hijacked with pornography

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    Air force ‘kills many bandits’ in Kaduna 

Air force ‘kills many bandits’ in Kaduna 

Security operatives have reportedly killed some suspected bandits in a special operation at Kabarasha village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.  In a statement on Sunday, Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, said the incident happened on Thursday.  He said a church was damaged as the troops were engaging the suspects. While hailing the troops for [...]

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    45 persons in US contract coronavirus ‘through the air’ at choir rehearsal

45 persons in US contract coronavirus ‘through the air’ at choir rehearsal

About 45 members of the choir at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church in the United States have "contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) through the air".  According to Los Angeles Times, three of the members are already hospitalised, while two others are dead. Adam Burdick, the choirmaster, had informed the 121 singers through an email on March 6 that the rehearsal would hold despite concerns about [...]

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    Coronavirus: Catholic Church in Lagos suspends sprinkling of ‘holy water’, handshakes during mass

Coronavirus: Catholic Church in Lagos suspends sprinkling of ‘holy water’, handshakes during mass

The Catholic Church in Lagos has suspended handshakes and use of holy water fonts indefinitely over the spread of coronavirus. [...]

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    EXTRA: Church’s accountant bags 18-year jail term for stealing tithe and offering

EXTRA: Church’s accountant bags 18-year jail term for stealing tithe and offering

A federal high court in  Yola, Adamawa state, has sentenced Ibrahim Aku, accountant of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria, to 18 years in prison for fraud. Nathan Musa, the judge, gave the order while ruling on a six-count charge filed against the accused, on Monday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused Aku of defrauding the church of N15.5 [...]

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    Youths set Akure church on fire over missing baby ‘buried at altar’

Youths set Akure church on fire over missing baby ‘buried at altar’

Sotitobire Miracle Church in Akure, Ondo state, has been set on fire by irate youths over a rumour that the corpse of a one-year-old boy declared missing was exhumed in the church. It has not been confirmed if the body of the child was found in the church. The police are said to have intervened in the chaos reportedly shooting an operator [...]

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    Church organises week-long conference to mark 20th anniversary

Church organises week-long conference to mark 20th anniversary

God’s Mercy Revival Ministries (GOMERM), Ikotun, Lagos, has put together a week-long conference to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Femi Kolawole, the church's communications and public relations manager, announced this in a statement. He said the anniversary will feature the ordination of new pastors, assistant pastors, elders, deacons and deaconesses. The conference with the theme: “Zion 2019: Awakening Giants: Releasing Dominion and Radical Destinies,” [...]

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    Daystar empowers 770 entrepreneurs

Daystar empowers 770 entrepreneurs

The Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos, says over 770 young entrepreneurs benefitted from its skill acquisition programme in the first quarter of the year. The church said the basic skills and personal development training were for self-reliance and financial independence. It listed the areas people were trained on as photography, make-up artistry, catering, fruits art, pastries and small chop, bread making, event décor, web [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Obasanjo inspects ‘military parade’ on pulpit

TRENDING VIDEO: Obasanjo inspects ‘military parade’ on pulpit

A video of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo leading children who held a parade at a church service has surfaced online. The elder statesman, dressed in a white cassock and purple belt, also sang and marched to the rhyme “I remember when I was a soldier”. Obasanjo observed the children who conducted the parade for a while before facing the congregation. The ex-president rose to [...]

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    The church and 2019 elections

The church and 2019 elections

The Church, right from the medieval times, performed the role of the main stabilizing force in Western Europe. Not only did it provide religious leadership, it also offered the world secular leadership as well. Through the Roman Catholic Church, the Church satisfied the spiritual needs of the medieval society. The Pope, who headed the Roman Catholic Church, offered ordinary folks [...]

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    EFCC arraigns man for ‘theft of $56k’ from Oyedepo’s church

EFCC arraigns man for ‘theft of $56k’ from Oyedepo’s church

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Chimezie Chuta for allegedly stealing $56,000 from the coffers of Living Faith Church Worldwide. Chuta is a member of the church founded by David Oyedepo. He was arraigned before Mojisola Dada of the Lagos state high court, Ikeja, and charged on one count bordering on stealing. The defendant is said to be a former employee [...]

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    SHOW OF LOVE: Muslims offer to guard Indonesian churches during Christmas

SHOW OF LOVE: Muslims offer to guard Indonesian churches during Christmas

Muslims in Indonesia have offered to guard churches and prevent any attack during the Christmas service as countries around the world tighten security ahead of the celebration. This is coming as Christian around the world have heightened security alert following the threats of attacks and the bombing of a Methodist Church in Pakistan. Security and threats of attacks had reached a precarious [...]

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    Daystar donates school materials to 20,000 children

Daystar donates school materials to 20,000 children

Sam Adeyemi, senior pastor at Daystar Christian Centre Lagos, says the value of any church is measured by its impact on the society where it exists. Adeyemi said this over the weekend when the church gave out school materials to various pupils and students across the state in preparation for the new academic session. “We as a church believe and practice the [...]

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