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Apostle Suleman Condemns Comedians Joking With Jesus & ‘Shaku Shaku’ Dance In Church!

– Apostle Suleman condemns acts by comedians using Jesus Christ to crack jokes

– Takes stand against certain dance moves in churchGeneral Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries,Apostle Johnson Suleman has condemned the acts by some Nigerian comedians who take delight in using Jesus Christ to crack jokes.

Apostle Suleman queried why no Comedian uses Mohammed to crack jokes. According to him, Comedians will be killed if they crack jokes with Mohammed.

He also took a swipe at Christians that do not stand up in defence of clergymen as they get dragged online.

While preaching in his church in Edo State recently, Apostle Suleman said:

“No regard. Imagine comedians will be cracking jokes and using Jesus for joke, calling Jesus Bros J and a pastor doesn’t go to the altar and give him sound slap.

“Can you joke with Mohammed like that? They will kill you,” he said.

In another video shared by Award winning music producer Wilson Joel on Instagram, Apostle Suleman condemned the popular dance moves being exported into the church. He was specific about the new dance called ‘Shaku Shaku’. He condemned the church members and pastors joining in the dance saying, it did not start in the church. He is of the view that the church should create its own dance moves and export it to the world.

“Most of us have been carried away by what is popular. Even in the church, we improvise and bring in popular things into church, thinking we can give Christianity swag. People are dancing and moving their hands… they call it Shaku… what they saw outside. You are spiritualizing and churchilizing shaku in church. You are a shame! You are a disgrace. Leave them to dance their dance! Dancing shaku in church, some pastor join them, some choir members and urshers… It didn’t start here. We should look for a dance that started in church and export it outside…”

The prolific music producer Wilson Joel who shared the post said he has some reservations but did not comment further.

“Nigeria Now Deadliest Place To Be Christian” – Says Attorney After Death Of 6 Relatives In Plateau Killings

US Based Nigerian Lawyer and International human rights advocate Emmanuel Ogebe has said that Nigeria has become the deadliest place to be a Christian while calling on the US Congress to appoint a special envoy to investigate the attacks by Fulani herdsmen against Christians in Nigeria.

“Nigeria is now the deadliest place in the world to be a Christian,” explained attorney Emmanuel Ogebe. “What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they are trying to possess their land and they are trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be.”

Two weeks ago, 238 people were killed in a village massacre in north-central Nigeria. Six of Ogebe’s relatives were among the victims.

“From what we have been able to piece together, the husband and his pregnant wife, he tried to take her out of the house to safety and come back for the kids,” recalled Ogebe. “But they ran into the herdsmen along the way and they shot him and his pregnant wife and they went into their home and they killed their four-year-old son and their six-year-old daughter who were asleep in their beds.”

He said the Muslim attackers also killed two relatives who were visiting the family during summer break.

Ogebe said he was told that authorities would not allow the corpses of his relatives to be taken away for separate burial. Instead, they were buried in a mass grave with the other victims.

CBN Nigeria Director Felix Oisamoje said the violence against Christians has escalated in recent months.

“It’s happening more in the middle-belt of the country. The reason simply because the Fulani herdsmen take their cattle into people’s farmlands, they eat of their crops on the farm and when the people challenge them, then before you know they respond with AK-47’s,” he explained.

Oisamoje said most Fulani herdsmen cannot afford the cost of an AK-47.

“Given what an AK-47 goes for, a Fulani herdsman would need to sell all of his cattle to be able to buy an AK-47.”

Ogebe said several theories exist about where the herdsmen are getting AK-47’s and other small arms like mortars and grenades. He explained that many arms became readily available as they spread throughout Africa following the fall of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.

“But even more sinister is the fact that a lot of these cattle are owned by very rich Fulanis who are in government and who are in power. So, there is a strong belief that the Fulanis, the ruling elite are actually funding the herdsmen to conduct these attacks,” said Ogebe.

He said by pushing the Christians out, they can dominate Nigeria politically and physically in a land grab.

Ogebe said thousands of Nigerians have already died in attacks this year, including 500 in Benue State. In April, herdsmen opened fire on members of a Catholic church during their mass. A priest who was serving communion and 18 parishioners were killed.

In another incident, Fulani herdsmen attacked the home of Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi of the Anglican Church of Josh. The archbishop was unhurt, but one person was killed.

So, what can be done? Ogebe says members of the US Congress need to appoint a special envoy on the issue of Nigeria and also the US needs to withhold the sale of sophisticated aircraft to General Buhari’s regime as long as Christians are unprotected from attack.

Ogebe alleges the Nigerian government has used aircraft against Christian villagers who have tried to defend themselves against the Fulani herdsmen attacks.

He also says many desperate Nigerian Christians are in need of help.

“I know that The 700 Club CBN is in Nigeria so if people support CBN, we know that CBN will deliver to the people who are afflicted,” Ogebe explained.

Oisamoje said a CBN humanitarian team just came back from a place called Kagoro in north central Nigeria where Fulani herdsmen have attacked.

“We just came back from doing a whole week of free medical services to that area because a lot of people are suffering from no medical attention.”

Oisamoje told CBN News that pressure from the US and the international community can make a difference in helping to protect the lives of Christians. But he also asks that Christians pray for their brothers and sisters in Christ in Nigeria.

“I think one of the things we need the most is prayers… whatever is going on right now has some kind of spiritual underpinnings and I believe if we begin to deal with it from that point, it makes it easier,” Oisamoje explained. “After all, the Bible tells us that we do not war against flesh and blood, so we know there are spiritual issues, so we need to pray.”

Source: CBN News

Saudi Arabia agrees with Vatican to build churches

-Top Islamic nation, Saudi Arabia has agreed to build churches for her Christian citizens

– To this end, an agreement was signed by the secretary general of the Muslim World League and president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue

– The Muslim country’s new found openness with the non-Muslim world is said to be as a result of her desire to reduce dependency on oil resources which is its major economic driver Saudi Arabia has reportedly entered into a joint agreement with the Vatican to build churches for Christians living in the officially Muslim nation, Breitbart reports. Reports says the agreement was signed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican.

Breitbart, quoting Egypt Independent newspaper reports that Saudi Arabia’s newfound openness to and socio-cultural cooperation with the non-Muslim world was as a result of her desire to reduce dependency on oil resources which is its major economic driver.

According to the agreement, a coordinating joint committee will be established comprising two representatives for both sides to organize future meetings.

It was also reported that the meeting of the committee will be held once every and will be alternated between Rome and a city chosen by the Islamic World League. Reports also says Saudi Arabia is the only country in the region without a single Christian church.

The country was also said to have embraced Islamic Wahhabism, which bans all forms of non-Muslim religious activities.

Tauran, in an interview with the Vatican News newspaper was quoted to have said that he was pleased by what he described as ‘the beginning of the rapprochement’.

“It is a sign that the Saudi authorities are now ready to give a new image to the country,” he added.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Deeper Life Christian Church had completed its main auditorium located at the church’s headquarters in Gbagada area of Lagos state and it is valued at over N5 billion (about $16 million).

The 30,000 capacity church project which had gone on for about 13 years is said to be the fourth largest completed church auditorium in the world.

The question is, Can Nigeria ever be united again?

 

News: Boko Haram Holds Back Christian As 101 Dapchi Girls Regain Freedom

News: Boko Haram Holds Back Christian As 101 Dapchi Girls Regain Freedom

Following the release of 101 Dapchi girls amongst the about 110 from Government Girls Science and Technical College Dapchi, that were kidnapped by Boko Haram sect on the 19th of February, Khadija Grema, one of the Dapchi girls who regained her freedom from the clutches of Boko Haram has revealed why one of the girls was not released as she explained how they were kidnapped and treated.

Speaking to Premium Times, Grema relayed the events of February 19.

“We were at the school, about to break our usual Monday voluntary fast, when the gunmen arrived. Everyone was confused and people were screaming; one of them said we should come close to him. They were shooting and everyone was confused. So we ran towards the school gate,” she said

“When we got there, they called on one Babangida to bring vehicles. They brought the vehicles and began to drive us away. Outside Dapchi, they asked that who amongst us were fasting. And some of us that were fasting were asked to come down from the vehicle. They gave us Maltina, meat, groundnut cake and pure water.

“We had our prayers after breaking the fast. Then we continued our journey until we got to a place with a big tree, they stopped and we were asked to cook food, it was dark, so they put on lamps.

“After eating, then we continued the journey for a long time until we got to a place where there is river, we came down from the trucks and they asked us to enter some canoes that took us across the river.

“Across the river, they took us to a house in one village that I don’t know; we stayed there for sometime. The next day, they came to ask us to come out and we were taken to the river and continued the journey until we got to where a thick forest area. That was where they kept us; and they have not changed our location since then.

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“Tithe Not Compulsory” – Pastor Tunde Bakare Says No One Is Under Duress

“Tithe Not Compulsory” – Pastor Tunde Bakare Says No One Is Under Duress

Nigerian televangelist and Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare says payment of tithe is a voluntary thing.

During an interview with BBC Yoruba service, the man of God stated that no one should compel any other person to pay tithe.

‘Tithing is not compulsory. No-one should feel compelled to pay – no-one is holding a gun to their head” .

Pastor Tunde Bakare also raised the awareness of the fact that about 80% of Nigerians live on less than $2 (£1.40) a day. The 63 years old man of God then called out “men of God” that lives off there congregations saying,

‘Churches where pastors are becoming fat and the members are growing lean, God will judge them’.

Pastor Tunde may be right that tithe is not compulsory and that pastors should not compel members to pay, We have also written about this in the article

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COZA: Gospel Artiste Zack Dekera Sends A Strong Message To Fellow Gospel Artistes

Uprising Nigerian Gospel artist Zack Dekera , who formerly based in Port Harcourt took to the media to send a striking message to his fellow gospel artists in the Nigerian industry. After facing some tough challenges that shook his ministry and family, Zack goes on soul searching and seeks to inspire and teach others what he has learned from his journey.
Zack Dekera is a lead singer with COZA workforce at Port Harcourt campus. He started his music career at age 20. Hosted 11 gospel concerts since 2007, tagged “The Truth”. He has two major singles to his credit. “TAKING OVER” AND “Lokuchina”

He is a graduate in mathematics/computer science. A Gospel singer married to Anita Dekera with son -Dewan Dekera.

He was once working with Intels Nigeria Ltd at Onne Port Harcourt as a CCTV operator. There he was able sponsor his music passion effectively and affected lives as well. But when the country entered recession making many companies to reduce staff strength he was affected. He shares;

“I ventured into palm oil business with some money I got from company so as to have sustaining income for family while he searched for another. But got duped along the line which left me no choice than to sell my car and some house appliances so as to travel out of the country in search for greener pastures. Along the line I got duped too by agents. I had no choice but to send my pregnant wife and son to stay with my mother in-law in Delta State, while I relocated from PH to Lagos since the house we lived in was already expired by two years.

I applied so many places for job to no avail. In order to keep things rolling for the family I decided to do laborer jobs to get daily pay.

Good reads: All about Dangote Flour Mills:

All about Dangote Flour Mills

Probably every Nigerian knows of the billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote and his companies. Today, we are going to pay close attention to one of his ventures, namely Dangote Flour Mills Plc. Join us, as we talk about the history of the company, its business profile and the people who occupy the highest ranks in the business.

Short history of Dangote Flour Mills

It all started back in 1999, when one of the biggest and fastest growing conglomerates in Nigeria Dangote Industries Ltd opened a new division by the name of Dangote Flour Mills. The company began with a single mill in Apapa, which produced 500 metric tons per day.

However, it soon expanded, as the year 2000 saw the opening of the new mill in Kano. Then, another mill was opened in Calabar in 2001. In 2005, Dangote Flour Mills expanded to Ilorin.

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How I became a billionaire even without a university degree – Folorunso Alakija

How I became a billionaire even without a university degree – Folorunso Alakija

– One of the richest women in Africa, Folorunso Alakija, has made stunning revelation about her success

– She said she became a billionaire without a university degree

– Alakija admitted that she achieves greatness in life because of her love for God

One of the richest women in Africa, Folorunso Alakija, has made a revelation about her life that not so many people know of.

According to the billionaire, she was able to achieve greatness in life even without a University degree.

READ ALSO: Breaking: Yobe Governor Gaidam faults army’s claim, says no abducted schoolgirl rescued yet

NAIJ.com gathered that Alakija took to Instagram to share this piece and she also opened up that she is the 8th child in her family of about 52 children.

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News: We are not sure of the true situation of the missing girls – Minister Lai Mohammed reportedly says as he visits Yobe

Just in: We are not sure of the true situation of the missing girls – Minister Lai Mohammed reportedly says as he visits Yobe

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s information minister, visited Yobe state on Thursday, February 22, to ascertain the true situation following a recent attack on a school in Dapchi and the abduction of some children by members of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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Nathaniel Bassey Pens Touching Message About Billy Graham’s Death

In the last 24 hours or so, News Media, social media and every other forms of Media have been awash with stories, captions and testimonies about this ONE LIFE. Billy Graham. Even secular News Media have spoken in such a honorable manner about this Man of God. As I read and listen closely, I’m yet to see anything that speaks about his material possessions. He hasn’t dominated global headlines because of riches and material wealth. But instead the whole of creation is standing because of the JESUS He preached so unmistakably and unambiguously, and the accompanying Life He lived. I read of Don Moen’s testimony whose Father in law was saved due to Billy’s Radio Broadcast in the 1950s. And because of that one experience changed the whole course of life of that family. One of whom is Don’s Wife. Imagine the number of Pastors saved, the Ministries Born, and the multitudes eternally saved because one man preached and lived JESUS.

I did a search on google this morning and found out the name BILLY GRAHAM was the most trending name in the World in 24 hours. Something many seek after. But something another man achieved even without seeking. But rather by seeking Christ’s kingdom and righteousness. And not just that – in the past 24 hours, there’s been so much mention of the name JESUS on secular news media and on social media because of Evangelist Graham.As I read all of these, it becomes clear what God intends our lives to be. One that dispenses the GLORY OF GOD. Paul puts it this way…. “But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬.

As the body of Christ world over celebrates the transition of one of her generals, this occasion leaves me with some pertinent questions. What am I preaching? And How am I living? Am I preaching and living Christ? What fragrance is my life exuding? And what fragrance would it leave behind?

It is true what Jesus said, that a man’s life does not consist of the things that He owns.

And I dare to add, “but rather, about the LIVES He touched.” WHAT A LIFE !
BILLY GRAHAM!

Black Panther Star Letitia Wright Turns To Christianity

Black Panther Star Letitia Wright Turns To Christianity

Guyanese-born British actress, Letitia Wright who played the role of Princess Shuri – the little sister ofKing T’Challa (the main character of “Black Panther”) –  says she nearly walked away from acting during a difficult time in her life but that God led her back to her passion.

The young actress revealed that she once had a time when she struggled with idolizing acting which made her take a break and focus on her Christian faith.

“I was going through a lot, a very difficult time in my life and I just needed to take a break from acting because I really idolized it. So I came off from it and I went on a journey to discover God and my relationship with God and I became a Christian, It really just gave me so much love and light within myself. I felt secure and I felt like I didn’t need validation from anyone else or from getting a part. My happiness wasn’t dependent on that, it was dependent on my relationship with God.”

Wright claims that separating her sense of self-worth from the parts she gets has helped her as an actress.

“My happiness wasn’t dependent on [getting a part]. It was dependent on my relationship with God,”

The actress said she is grateful for her faith which continues to keep her centered.

“I am centered in who I am and I’m really grateful. I’m not perfect especially as a Christian. You’re not perfect but you’re walking every day and trying to just stay connected…It’s helped me a lot, and I’m really grateful.”

New post: How Evangelist Nick Vujicic Dealt With “Deep Dark Valley” In 2011

Serbian-Australian Christian Evangelist and Motivational Speaker, Nick Vujicic  reveals how he once had a battle with a special kind of depression which he called “deep dark valley”.

Vujicic spoke with Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors, during a show where he opened up about what Clinton called the “merciless bullying” and “deep depression” he faced as a child.

The evangelist said he’s “definitely not the biggest victim of bullying in the world,” but still needs the ‘beautiful Christian home’ that his parents in Australia provided to act as a refuge from what he was experiencing at school.

While sharing his view on this present generation he said these days,”the saddest moments of my life are seeing people who don’t see their value, who don’t see their potential, who believe the lies that they are ugly, or that they are a failure, or that they’ll never become someone that they are happy with..

“As strong as I am in my faith and talking to presidents about God, there are times when Nick has his ups and downs,” Nick shared

“I think it was 2011 where I went through a very deep dark valley for about two to three months, My flesh didn’t feel like God was there,” he said, noting that what he had to do was quote Scripture every hour.

“Faith comes by hearing of the Word. Keep going, one day at a time,” he advised others going through similar difficulties.

Message: The Supernatural 2018, Libreville Gabon Day 2 Morning with Apostle Johnson Suleman

The Supernatural 2018, Libreville Gabon Day 2 Morning with Apostle Johnson Suleman

 

DOWNLOAD Music: K.I – I Am That I Am

KINGSLEY INNOCENT AMEH popularly known as K. I is a Nigerian gospel musician. He began his music career in the year 2010 with the release of WE WANNA ROCK in a mixtape Album title GOSPEL ON THE STREET. He is presently working with the award-winning gospel icon SINACH as her music producer and an artist under her (SLIC). This single he said promises to bless lives all around the world and usher men to worship God and to see Him as the  I AM THAT I AM. Free download link is below.

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DOWNLOAD Music: K.I – In Your Name

After the release of his single”I AM THAT I AM” gospel singer/songwriter and producer K.I is here with another spirit-filled worship sound, The song is a chant that talks about the power and might in the Name of Jesus. The song was produced, mixed and mastered by the multi-talented music maestro K. I.Download and be encapsulated in the atmosphere of worship this song brings.

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