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Joy Mobley talks gifts, talents, passion for music and inspiration behind “Don’t Turn Around”

Exclusive Interview w/ Joy Mobley by Christopher Heron (2018)
Exclusive Interview w/ Joy Mobley by Christopher Heron

 

The riveting, new release entitled, Don’t Turn Around, is the latest EP from Minnesota-native, Atlanta-resident, Joy Mobley. The melodic, tapestry of anointed tunes is part of Joy’s plan to touch people through the power of her jubilant music.

 

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Joy Mobley

 

 

 

Joy has always captured crowds with her incredible instrument, highlighted by her victory in the Minnesota Idol. Since then, Mobley has taken her talent to another level, veering towards ministry and making a difference for Jesus. BlackGospel.com spoke with this striking woman about music, family, and faith.

 

Christopher Heron: Joy, I’d love to begin our conversation by discovering the lovely lady behind the music. For instance, we know you’re a talented vocalist…but what’s your secret gift or hidden talent very few people know you possess?

 

Joy Mobley: I’d like to think God has blessed me with the gifts for “insight” and “connectivity”.  I believe I possess an intuitive attribute that enhances my ability to destroy communication barriers regardless of the personality.

 

I thank God for enabling me to befriend those that would just assume turn their backs, and from that breakthrough, develop a nourishing and lasting acquaintance.   In a song, I experience a pristine freedom that transcends woes and sorrows of this world.

 

Christopher Heron: You’re proud alumni of Clark Atlanta University. What are the most important values and lessons in life you attribute to your time at college?

 

 

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Joy Mobley

Joy Mobley: “I’ll find a way or make one” is one of the mottos for CAU. And I can definitely say that having persistence and not giving up has been key in my success and who I’ve become today. Another lesson that I can attribute to my time there is to make the most of every opportunity given to you.

While I was attending CAU I was exposed to a lot of great opportunities and because of this, I seized everyone that I could! Looking back now I know that many people might not experience in a lifetime what I was able to, at that time.

 

Christopher Heron: You’re also a proud wife and mother. How have these important family roles changed your life and shaped your view of the world?

 

Joy Mobley: If ever the word “unselfish” has been transparent, surely it’s at this time in my life of being a wife and mother.  There’s an old saying in the gospel that says “it’s not all about me” and that old saying is so true.  The reality of it all, to understand this phrase is to gain wisdom beyond the imagination.  I believe a person that is self-centered cannot truly discover their full potential nor true happiness.

 

It is imperative for the soul, mind, and spirit to nurture the body and it is equally important that our individual accountability reaches beyond our person. If I may, I must regress to the words “insight” and “connectivity”.  My having insight towards my husband and child has done so much for the priceless connectivity the three of us enjoy and share in our lives.

 

Christopher Heron: Music has always been an essential part of your identity…but when did your passion for music move to the next level and becomes a tool for ministry and an expression of faith?

 

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Joy Mobley

Joy Mobley: During my adolescence, my parents pastored a church and I was afforded the opportunity to express myself in song and in church productions.  I suppose my mom became so confident in my ability to sing, many times there were impromptu performances.  The congregation or those in attendance would often compliment me by making such comments as “you sang that song so well you made me cry or you brought chills all over me.”

 

My Mom enlightened me at an early age as to who was responsible for the anointing I was under, and that I was blessed to be chosen by God to communicate His Word in song.  Even into adulthood, what I get from unbelievers regarding my new music is “I don’t usually listen to Gospel music, but I like your music.”

 

I’ve heard this countless times and knowing that the lyrics in my songs talk about Jesus, and people who are not in the church are still able to receive that message is what ministry is all about, saving souls and making disciples, Mark 16:15 says “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone”.

 

Christopher Heron: Your new EP is entitled, Don’t Turn Around. What’s the inspiration behind the title of your new release?

 

Joy Mobley: I know it’s an old cliché, but we are really living in troubled and disturbing times.  It seems that every time one listens to the news, it’s disheartening.  Hardly ever anything encouraging.  We are always bombarded by negativity whether at work, home, and even church.  My philosophy…this world needs encouragement!

 

Without encouragement to stay the course, people will turn around and escalate their demise into a world of destruction.  People today need the “truth” in their hearts, love in their spirits and confidence in their soul.  So in my lyrics, this is what I’m attempting to convey.  Stay the course, God’s People; and Don’t Turn Around!

 

 

Christopher Heron: The release of your EP is another kind of birth. It’s very intimate and reflective of you. How much is “Joy” it for you? And what is your hope and prayer for this album?

 

Joy Mobley: The “joy” for me is overwhelming because I’m doing something that I love.  My hope and prayer is that I’m able to touch the broken hearts and disturb minds of the many that are about to or perhaps already have “Turned Around”.  I would be so honored to know that my songs that are reaching the masses, relationships were mended, hearts were fixed, and lives were turned around all because of the Power of God!

 

For more information on Joy Mobley and her EP, Don’t Turn Around, visit her official website @ www.joymobley.com.

Travis Greene To Perform At The Tim Godfrey’s ‘Fearless Concert’

After hosting one of the biggest names in the world gospel music in 2017, the energetic and fearless Tim Godfrey is back with the third edition of his annual gospel music concert, with the tag FEARLESS.

The event which made its debut in 2016 had more than 6000 worshippers in attendance, with Marvin Sapp as its headline artiste.

This year’s concert which will feature another amazing songster, Travis Greene promises to be off the hook as the tour will be taking place in five cities, Uyo, Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Abia, and Abuja between 25thand 29th of July 2018.

 

Fearless Concert is a gospel concert borne out of love for worship, and a desire to create an atmosphere that enables participants to appreciate the victory that every believer has through the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary.

Album Release: The Best Of Fred Hammond – Verity Records

TheBestOfFredHammond-coverVerity Records is at it again with this new beautifully crated collection titled The Best Of Fred Hammond, featuring three new songs. The 12 song collection was released in celebration of a prolific catalog of the Grammy Winning gospel icon.

The Best of Fred Hammond spotlights his biggest hits and enduring legacy driving the sounds of contemporary gospel and worship, filled with timeless favorites like, No Weapon, We’re Blessed, Jesus Be a Fence Around Me, You Are the Living Word, Glory To Glory To Glory, and the brand-new tracks, I’m Grateful, Saturate Us, and What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

About Fred Hammond:

Fred Hammond has remained a trailblazing force inspiring audiences worldwide and influencing countless artists with his live performances, exceptional voice, instrumental arrangements, songwriting, and producing talents for over three decades.

Honoring gospel’s heritage as a cornerstone of popular music and its valuable impact in connecting and uplifting listeners in the intersection of music and spiritual encouragement, Verity Records continues to highlight venerated gospel icons with its robust catalog of the contemporary and traditional gospel. Since its founding in 1994, Verity’s catalog includes music from artists like Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Richard Smallwood, John P. Kee, Hezekiah Walker, Twinkie Clark, among others.

The Best of Fred Hammond is available at all major music providers.

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The Best of Fred Hammond Track List:

  1. I’m Grateful
  2. We’re Blessed / Shout Unto God (Live)
  3. When the Spirit of the Lord (David’s Song)
  4. No Weapon
  5. Glory To Glory To Glory
  6. You Are the Living Word (Live)
  7. This is the Day
  8. Let the Praise Begin
  9. Jesus Be a Fence Around Me (Live)
  10. Your Steps Are Ordered (Live)
  11. Saturate Us
  12. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

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Video : Sinach – There’s an Overflow

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Sinach is out with another powerful song There’s an Overflow. According to her

This is a very special song to me. Long before now, I have ministered to myself many times with this song, and no instance went without a tremendous supply of the anointing!

, it’s a song of hope; a prophetic song the Spirit of God gave me to herald a new level for His people, and a distribution of His Spirit and grace in these days.

Listen to the song; let the lyrics soak in, and begin to declare with me as I lead you with this song into the new levels God has prepared for you!

 

Pastor Chris Okotie Declares Presidential Aspiration – Asks APC, PDP To Adopt Him!

Pastor of Household of God church, Pastor Chris Okotie has called on two of Nigeria’s leading political parties APC and PDP to adopt him as their presidential candidate.

The cleric spoke during the Sunday service at his church saying the dreams and aspirations of the people having been confined to oblivion and he believes that we must act now to defend the Nigerian dream as things have gone to a worse state.

He said that he has decided to return to politics seeing that Nigeria needs a credible personality one who is intellectually ready and capable. He added that the Nigerian constitution is obsolete and therefore desires to pursue a mandate that will set up a new government of reconciliation.

Some days ago, I wrote a letter to the chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, asking them not to field any Presidential candidate, that they should adopt me,” he said.

Pastor Chris Okotie said that this is not out of his will but that of the Lord. He noted that Nigeria is a crying nation that needs liberation. The solution to Nigeria’s problem does not lie on APC or PDP, adding, “This is the beginning of the complete turnaround of our nation”

Pastor Chris Okotie first came into politics in 2003 under the Justice Party(JP) where he contested for the position of the President but lost to Olusegun Obasanjo. He again vied for the same position in 2007 under the party he founded, Fresh Democratic Party (FRESH), but lost to Umaru Yar’Adua. Pastor Chris Okotie, not deterred again ran for the presidential seat in 2011 and lost to Goodluck Jonathan.

MOVIE : UNBROKEN – PATH TO REDEMPTION SET TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 14

The theatrical release date for the movie UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION has been fixed for the 14thof September 2018.

The film is curled from the second half of Laura Hillenbrand’s book titled Unbroken which spent more than four years on the New York Times best-seller list in hardcover, 15 weeks at No 1. The paperback debuted at No 1 and stayed there 20-plus weeks.

SYNOPSIS: ABOUT THE MOVIE.

The movie is about Louie Zamperini’s unusual tenacity through a troubled childhood to the 1936 Olympics, how he survived a shot down in the Pacific when he enrolled in the Army, plus how he was maltreated as a Japanese prisoner of war, but later found faith and courage to forgive his tormentors at the Billy Graham’s crusade.
Will Graham – Billy Graham’s grandson who will be taking a break from work with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and will play the role of Billy Graham in this movie, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION.

According to Hillenbrand, author of Unbroken:

Exploring the extraordinary post-war journey of Olympian and WWII POW Louis Zamperini, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is a lyrical, profoundly moving film, a story told with integrity, honesty and compelling beauty.

FEATURING:

Samuel Hunt (Chicago P.D.) – Louis “Louie” Zamperini

Merritt Patterson (The Royals) – Cynthia Zamperini

Bobby Campo (THE FINAL DESTINATION) – Pete Zamperini

Vanessa Bell Calloway (WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT) – Lila Burkholder

David Sakurai (Iron Fist) – Watanabe / ‘The Bird’

Gary Cole (TALLADEGA NIGHTS. THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY) – Dr. George Bailey

Will Graham as his grandfather Billy Graham

 

PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION:

Universal 1440 Entertainment, The WTA Group, Pure Flix.

This movie is lit as it showcases the transformational power of God and how an encounter with Him can turn things around for those who believe in Him. And it’s a must watch for everyone, especially believers and anyone who might be going through a troubling time.

Nigerians Applaud Mikel Obi For Playing Against Argentina Despite Father’s Abduction

Nigerians have applauded footballer Mikel Obi who played in Nigeria’s defeat to Argentina despite getting news before the march that his father’s life was in danger.

Mikel was told that his father had been kidnapped and would be killed if he reports – just hours before he led Nigeria into their final World Cup group phase tie against Argentina.

The Nigeria captain received the shocking news as he traveled on the team bus to the stadium in St Petersburg last Tuesday.

A family member called him and told him that he had to call the kidnappers on a designated number.

When Mikel did so, he was ordered to pay a ransom.

Mikel told the Guardian that he could not confide in anyone at the Nigerian Football Federation – partly because he did not want to be a distraction before the game.

Pa Michael Obi was abducted on Makurdi-Enugu Road, South-East Nigeria, as he traveled to a funeral from Jos. The police in Nigeria were able to secure his release, but Mikel said his father was tortured during a week-long ordeal and is currently receiving emergency treatment in a hospital. It is the second time that he has been kidnapped, with the first one being in August 2011.

Mikel tried to put the trauma to one side and he played the 90 minutes against Argentina. Nigeria lost 2-1 to a late Marcus Rojo goal to exit the tournament. A 1-1 draw would have seen them qualify for the last 16.

He said, “I played while my father was in the hands of bandits. I had to suppress the trauma. I took a call four hours before kick-off to tell me what had happened.

“I was emotionally distraught and I had to make the decision about whether I was mentally ready to play. I was confused. I did not know what to do but, in the end, I knew that I could not let 180 million Nigerians down.

“I had to shut it out of my head and represent my country first. I could not even inform the coaches or NFF staff and only a very tight circle of my friends knew.

“I was told that they would shoot my dad instantly if I report to the authorities or tell anybody. I also did not want to discuss it with the coach (Gernot Rohr) because I did not want my issue to become a distraction to him or the rest of the team on the day of such an important game. As much as I wanted to discuss it with the coach, I could not.

“Thankfully, my father was safely released on Monday. I thank the police for their rescue efforts and the support I’ve received from friends and family members.

“Unfortunately, my dad is now in hospital receiving emergency treatment as a result of the torture he received during his capture.”

Nigerians have taken to social media to applaud him for his rare display of patriotism and leadership despite his father’s situation.

Some Nigerians even went ahead campaigning for the Super Eagles Captain to run for a political position, noting that they would vote him in.

See some of the comments below:

@Chydee “Signed for Chelsea instead of Man Utd because the future of 3 other Nigerians depended on it. Paid bills for the Nigerian Olympic team in 2016. “Played against Argentina even though his dad had been kidnapped. If Mikel Obi ever decides to run for Office, I will campaign for him.”

 @Rouvafe “John Obi Mikel plays for Nigeria against Argentina despite getting news that his Father had been kidnapped 4 hours before the match. Not all heroes wear capes.”

 

@Biolakazeem “Mikel Obi out here showing leadership & responsibility more than any Nigerian political leader alive but it is Babagana Kingibe they will remember to give a national honor for sabotaging the same ticket he ran on. Nigeria is a real tragicomedy.”

@IamOkon “We don’t respect this guy enough. He was called four hours before Nigeria faced Argentina to be told about his father’s abduction. Still played out his heart in that WorldCup game. John Mikel Obi. Our Captain. Our Leader. LEGEND.”

@Abangmercy “Nigeria will break you… Nigeria will break any patriotism left in you. Nigeria will test your faith in life, humanity, and mankind – Mikel Obi went through all that phase and stood tall.”

@Iambolar “A true leader. It’s what captains do. Your crew first, no matter what. More power to your elbow John Mikel Obi.”

@Shawnife “So Mikel Obi was called four hours before the Nigerian game against Argentina about his father’s abduction by kidnappers. Still played his heart out in that⁠ game, even with a wrist injury. “I’ve got so much respect for this man. He’s the definition of a leader.”

@SanRomeo “Mikel Obi is the selfless leader we’re yet to have in this country. It takes a HERO to put his country above his family. Despite knowing his father has been kidnapped, he still went ahead to play for Nigeria. We thank him enough.”

The federal government has condemned the kidnapping of Pa Michael John Obi, in a statement on Tuesday, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung commended the former Chelsea star for his show of patriotism during the match following his courageous display of loyalty to the country despite the sad news of his father’s abduction.

Download: Confidence – Winnie Martins Ft Tim Godfrey

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Fast-rising Nigeria gospel artist Winnie Ngozi Ikpeazu, popularly known as Winnie Martins, is out with a new song titled, Confidence, few months after taking her place in the music scene with the release of her songs one of which is Your Grace .

 

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Winnie Martins is a Gospel singer, songwriter, worship leader and author based in Brussels, Belgium and has a unique music style that has caught the attention of many. She teams up with award-winning gospel artist Tim Godfrey in this new dynamic sound, Confidence and this will leave you dancing, praising and definitely asking for more.

This much-anticipated hit song is a production of Roxnation by ace producer SMJ.

Connect:

Twitter: @winniemartins2

Instagram: @officialwinniemartins

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DOWNLOAD Music: Tim Godfrey – Hallelujah

The Iconic virtuoso, Tim Godfrey and his multiple-Award-winning crew “Xtreme” release a new single titled “HALLELUJAH“ two weeks to one of the biggest Music gatherings happening in Africa convened by him, themed “Fearless Victory.”

The song, “Hallelujah” is a song that gives off celebratory expressions to commemorate the victories that we have as believers over our adversaries. When we sing “Hallelujah”, we proclaim God’s ultimate supremacy & sovereignty who is gloriously and absolutely eternal! The Victory we have in Him shines through and defeats every challenge, sickness, difficulty, pain, trial, and the situation we may face.

Tim Godfrey who is known for his dexterity & versatility has decided to break out of the norm yet again with this electrifying song. The song is one that should not be missed.

Produced by SMJ,

Mixed & Mastered by Okeysokay for Rox Studio.

 

 

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Nigeria Prison Service Shortlisted Candidate 2018 for Pre-Screening and How to Check

Nigeria Prison Service Shortlisted Candidate 2018 for Pre-Screening and How to Check.

Nigeria Prison Service Shortlisted Candidates 2018… NPS, Nigeria Prison Service, NPS Full List of Shortlisted Candidates 2018, How to Check Nigeria Prison Service Shortlisted Candidates 2018 for Pre-screening.

Are you among those aspiring for Nigerian Prison Service recruitment 2018. If yes, follow the lead below to check if you are shortlisted for the pre-screening exercise.

This is to inform all applicant that the Nigeria Prison Service Recruitment list of shortlisted candidates has been released. The Nigerian prison service has released the names of candidates shortlisted for the year 2018 pre-screening examination which will be done nationwide in the centers published here.

Candidates who applied for the exercise can now check their names on the published list of shortlisted candidates for Nigerian Pre-screening test using the procedure provided below:

How to Check Nigeria Prison Service Shortlisted Candidates.

To avoid misleading, we wish to take you through the proper channel to check Nigerian Prison Service Shortlisted Candidates for Recruitment. Below is How you can check if you are shortlisted.

Visit http://recruit.prisonsportal.com.ng/recruit
OR log in to the email you use to apply for the job and check out for Nigerian Prison Service email.
Based on what we know, it’s very possible to get invitation mail from NIGERIA POLICE if you did well during the screening.

Warning! For your good, kindly make sure you don’t pay anyone any money for recruitment shortlist.

N/B: Nigerian Prison Service will never ask you to pay anything to get shortlisted.

 

 

Brave Muslim Cleric Saves Hundreds Of Christians During Plateau Herdsmen Attack

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As the attack by Herdsmen was ongoing in some villages in Plateau state, some Christians ran towards a mainly Muslim neighborhood where an imam rescued them.

Those who had escaped said came under attack at about 15:00 (14:00 GMT) from about 300 well-armed men – suspected cattle herders, who are mostly Muslims – who started shooting sporadically and burning down their homes.

Some of those who managed to escape ran towards the mainly Muslim neighborhood nearby where the Imam lived, arriving over the next hour.

The cleric immediately came to their aid, hiding in total 262 men, women and children in his home and mosque.

“I first took the women to my personal house to hide them. Then I took the men to the mosque,” the imam told BBC Pidgin.

Had the imam not intervened, the death toll may have been much higher, as the armed men stormed into the mainly Muslim village in pursuit of those who had fled the mainly Christian village nearby.

When the attackers heard that the villagers had fled towards the mosque, they demanded that the imam bring out those he was hiding.

But the defenseless imam refused to comply – and also refused to allow them entry to the mosque.

He began to plead with the herdsmen, who were threatening to burn down the mosque and his house.

He then prostrated himself on the floor in front of the armed men.

Along with some others in the Muslim community, he began to cry and wail, asking them to leave.

And to their amazement, the herdsmen did go – but then set two nearby churches on fire.

Source: BBC News

“From Crack To Christ” – Former Prostitute Drug Addiction Photo Shakes Internet!

A woman from Detroit Michigan named Cheryl Lenyard shared photos of her time as a drug user and how she looks now that she doesn’t use drugs anymore on her Facebook wall and you won’t believe how much she has changed!

From being a drug addict and prostitute, Lenyard has transformed her life after she received Christ. She hasn’t touched drugs in seven years and she is sharing her story to inspire others.

She was on the Christian and Inspirational radio, Silver-Line Radio where she shared her testimony.

“From crack to Christ he saved my life l will have 7yrs clean Aug 11th l feel so brand new l haven’t touched a rock since God showed me how to stop,” she wrote.

“I know what God can do he took me from the pits of Hell to where Heaven dwells from the lowest of the lows to standing on the Tippy Toe top of my toes somebody know what I’m talking about that crack ain’t no joke leave it alone my dear friends turn it over to Jesus and he will give you a brand new life to live #FreeAtLast #GloryToHisName #FaithOverEverything”

Next month she will be celebrating her 7th year of not using drugs. She has survived drug abuse, cancer, Bell’s palsy disease and 3 Strokes since turning her life around.

“You must know my story to know my glory. I survived the crack monster, cancer, Bell’s palsy disease and 3 Strokes; the devil thought he had me but Jesus came and grabbed me,” she said.

Pastor Donates N1m To Muslim Community For Completion Of Central Mosque

Apostle Essien Ayi who is a Senior Pastor with the Peniel Church of God in Calabar, Cross River state, has donated the sum of N1 million to the Muslim Community to facilitate the completion of a central mosque and Islamic Centre in the state.

Ayi, who represents Akpabuyo/Bakassi/Calabar-South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, said Nigerians should be their brothers’ keepers, irrespective of religion.

The clergyman and lawmaker, who made the cash donation at Gbogobiri, a Hausa settlement in Calabar, said the gesture was also to appreciate the support he has enjoyed from the Muslim community.

He said, “Every human being whether Christian or Muslim believes in God, the creator. The religion may be different. The mode of practicing may be different, but it is tilted towards one being, which is God.

“Also the Muslim society has been very supportive of me right from when I was chairman and they informed me that their former mosque had been demolished and they are trying to erect a new and befitting mosque. I feel like a representative, they too are my constituents. I am bound to make a token donation towards the completion of that mosque. We should be our brothers’ keepers. We are all Nigerians irrespective of our religion.”

Head of the Hausa Community, Sarki Lawan, who spoke through the Secretary of the Mosque Committee, Mr. Hashimu Abubakar, thanked the lawmaker and called for harmonious inter-religious relations.

“We call for a harmonious living environment because if you don’t have a peaceful atmosphere, you cannot even practice your religion,” he said.

“Christianity In Nigeria On Brink Of Extinction” – NCEF Charges CAN & Political Leaders

Following the massive rise in the killing of Christians in Nigeria a group of Christian leaders under the umbrella of National Christian Elders Forum NCEF has warned that Christianity in Nigeria is in danger of extinction if the issue is not checked and stopped.

The group led by a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.), and Solomon Asemota (SAN)  gave the warning in a paper titled “Impact of lack of unity in CAN as threat to Christian faith” during during the annual conference of Catholic Men’s Guild, held at the Catholic Church of Assumption, Ikoyi in Lagos.

During the presentation of the paper by Bosun Emmanuel who is the secretary for the group he said: “Current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is openly pursuing an anti-Christian agenda that has resulted in countless murders of Christians all over the nation and destruction of vulnerable Christian communities.”

While also stating that “Due to the inability of CAN to forge Christians into one indivisible army of the Lord, the Church has been weakened and unable to stand before its enemies. Realistically speaking, Christianity is on the brink of extinction in Nigeria. The ascendancy of Sharia ideology in Nigeria rings the death toll for the Nigerian Church. It is therefore imperative that CAN must be restructured, as a matter of urgency, if Christianity is to survive. CAN belongs to every Christian in Nigeria and there is nothing wrong with the association. It is the management that should be revisited and restructured.

“The Catholic Church should be prepared to return completely into the fold of CAN and participate fully in providing leadership in these troublous times. God warned in 2013 that we were not careful, in 30 to 40 years, Nigeria would be like Turkey. In 2018, we can say in 25 years from now, we are facing the risk of being the last Christians in Nigeria. Therefore, Christians should be in the frontline of defending democracy in Nigeria. The Church is the bastion of democracy. A divided CAN cannot defend democracy and promote justice, equity, and fairness. Consequently, Sharia will grow stronger. As Sharia grows stronger, democracy will become weaker and the Church will be emasculated out of existence. The current Federal Government in Nigeria is openly pursuing an anti-Christian agenda that has resulted in countless murders of Christians all over the nation and destruction of vulnerable Christian communities. Just recently, Elder Statesman, Gen. T. Y. Danjuma raised the alarm that Christians should take steps to defend themselves.” he concluded

Plateau killings: Bishop David Oyedepo Declares Warfare Prayers On Killers

The senior pastor of Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has reacted angrily to the killings in Plateau State.

The Bishop declared some warfare prayers over the perpetrators of the recent massacre of residents of some villages in Plateau state, saying the killers and their generations will be destroyed during the Covenant Hours of Prayer in his Church at Ota.

“One of the leaders in Plateau State spoke yesterday that since the crisis started, 52 villages were now desolate,” he said.

“For everyone behind this crisis, may they and their generations be destroyed. May their generations perish. May they never be remembered.

“Anyone who has made people’s land and families desolate, we declare them desolate today.

“Let the arrow of God locate them. Let it locate their sponsors. Let it locate all the perpetrators. Let it locate anyone backing them in government from today.”