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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Nigerians, Their Leaders, And The Clergy Are All To Blame For Nigeria's Present Woes

It has always been easy to blame Nigeria's dubious clergy and light fingered politicians for the role they play in ensuring Nigerians remain religious so that they cannot be called into account for the way they mismanage and plunder the country. I have included the clergy, especially those prosperity preachers who hobnob with the political class and, to a large extent, determine the outcome of major elections, because both parties have come to  realize that they have a common goal, and have thus turned an unwitting alliance into a focused and effective one aimed at divvying up Nigeria's oil wealth.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Nigerian Pastor Boasts He Is Taking Tithes And Offerings From His Congregation To Keep Them Out Of Poverty

Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, during the 4-day annual convention of his church which was held about 3 weeks ago, boasted to a crowd of at least a million Nigerians in attendance, and millions more watching worldwide via live stream, that he was still in the business of collecting monies from them to keep them out of poverty.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Prayers Definitely Not Working For Nigeria As Boko Haram Ratchets Up Suicide Bombing Attacks

While Nigerians have been inundated with calls to pray for the challenges facing their country, Boko Haram insurgents are slowly but surely picking up their recently faltering momentum. It started with attacks on Kimba, a pastoral village in Borno state on boxing day, then a fierce gun battle with members of the militia group, Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) yesterday in Maiduguri, the capital.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Group Urges Nigerians To Learn From The Birth Of Jesus

The Democrat, a nondescript socio-political group, has called on Nigeria's leaders to emulate the virtues of humility, selflessness, love, compassion, and peace which the birth of Jesus teaches. This absurd admonition follows more than two weeks of calls for prayers for Nigeria by prosperity preachers and political figures.

Friday, 25 December 2015

I Will Be Praying For You

I would not be a millionaire if I got a penny each time someone said the title of this piece to me, but I would have a lot of pennies that is for sure. Last night, I asked a relative who is continually praying for the salvation of my soul what exactly she asks her god to do for me, and the answer I received was the usual vapid christian mumbo jumbo of asking god to forgive me of my sins, save my soul, show me the light, bla bla bla.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Nigeria's Opposition Party Joins In Calls For Prayers

Nigeria's clerics and politicians have, over the last two weeks, been calling for prayers for the nation, and they have been joined by "Africa's largest political party," the People's Democratic Party, PDP, whose national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, has called on Nigerians to offer special prayers for Nigeria's unity.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Even More Calls For Prayers And Trust In God As Pastor "Prepares The Saints For Christ"

The season for prayers and trusting God to solve Nigeria's problems is still going strong with another pastor jumping on the 'pray for Nigeria' bandwagon. Pastor William F Kumuyi who oversees the affairs of his Deeper Christian Life Ministry, one of Nigeria's mega christian ministries, as its 'general superintendent' was formally announcing the start of their annual December retreat tagged 'Readiness for Christ's Return'. A statement by him read in part:

Monday, 21 December 2015

Rumination For Nigerians As Ransom Demand Is Made By Abductors Of Two Priests In Nigeria

Three days ago, I wrote about a catholic priest, Fr Mbaka, who visited Nigeria's muslim president Mohammadu Buhari to pray for him and the country. He expressed optimism at the power of prayers in fixing Nigeria's "seasonal" problems. He had not quite settled into his residence after his presidential gallivanting when news broke out about a series of high profile kidnappings.

Former President Of Nigeria Joins In Urging Nigerians To Pray For The Country

Immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, in a church service to mark the dedication of his first grandchild, called on Nigerians to pray "for the good of the country." The grandchild in question would have been born to his daughter whose wedding caused the shutdown of Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, for the whole day, and souvenirs given to several guests included gold iphones.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Renowned Catholic Priest Holds Closed Door Meeting With Nigeria's President

Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, a well known catholic priest and the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (with the bacronym A.M.E.N.) visited Aso Rock Villa, Nigeria's seat of power, and held a closed door meeting with president Buhari, and vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Let Us Not Be Deceived By The Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill

I decided adopted the 'siddon look' approach ‎to the proposal of a gag bill, or the Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill, as the Nigerian Senate would like it to be called but my itchy fingers could no longer resist the urge to put pen to paper ("fingers to keyboard" would be more appropriate).

Atheists Are Not Evil Because We Are 'Godless'

‎One of the questions that christians and muslims, especially, always ask atheists is the origin of their morality. Most modern day religions have a book or some scripture they claim was divinely inspired and therefore serves as a basis for their morality.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Islamic Movement Of Nigeria, IMN, Is A Terrorist Organization Funded By Iran

Earlier today, I wrote about the clash between the Nigerian soldiers who accompanied the chief of army staff on his official duties in Zaria, Kaduna state, and a crowd of shia muslims from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, led by Ibrahim El Zakzaky. Mr Zakzaky sustained bullet wounds during the clash, and is currently detained by the Nigerian army "in a very secure facility for his protection." The picture above has been circulating on social media and shows an injured Mr Zakzaky being take into the custody of the army.

Stealing From The Dead, Just Like Our Politicians And Religious Leaders Steal From The Living And The Dying

Three days ago, Nigeria's chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, who is pictured above, was on his way to attend some official  functions in Zaria, Kaduna State, when his convoy was allegedly attacked by a crowd made up of shia muslims led by the controversial Ibrahim Yaqoub El Zakzaky. Mr El Zakzaky is a shia muslim cleric and the leader of the Iran-backed Islamic Movement which introduced shia islam into Nigeria around 1980. Majority of Nigeria's muslims are sunni.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Several Prominent Pastors Hold Special Prayers For Nigeria

Two of my posts last week were about the annual convention of the Living Faith Church Inc's annual convention, shiloh 2015, here and here, which ended yesterday. Another annual convention, the Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, which also ended yesterday (the publicity poster is shown above) was basically also about praying for Nigeria, as well as declaring miracle on the lives of all those in attendance, and the inevitable offertory. 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Charlatan Nigerian Pastor Recommends Turning To God As The only Way To Restore Nigeria's Lost Glory

David Oyedepo, whom I wrote about here just two days ago for recommending prayers as the solution to the challenges facing Nigeria has now said that turning to God will restore Nigeria's lost glory. He was speaking at 'Shiloh 2015', the annual convention of his Living Faith Church which is streamed live online.

Nigerian Killer Pastor Currently On Deathrow To Know Fate Next February

Chukwuemeka Kingsley Ezeugo, who prefers to be called Reverend Dr King, on July 22 2006, doused seven young women with petrol and set them ablaze after accusing them of sexual immorality. One of the victims, Ann Uzor, died as a result of third degree burns she sustained, on August 2 2006. Mr Ezeugo was arrested and charged with six counts of attempted murder for which he got a 20-year prison sentence, and for the murder of Miss Uzor, he is to face the hangman's noose. 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Nigerian Multi-Millionaire Pastor Recommends Prayers To Overcome Nation's Challenges

Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder and presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners Chapel) has urged Nigerians to unite and pray for Nigeria so that the numerous challenges facing the country can be surmounted. He said this at the commencement of the annual Winners Chapel convention, Shiloh 2015, titled "From glory to glory."

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Nigerian Preacher Claims He Foresaw Politician's Demise

Apostle John Suleiman (above) who heads the Omega Fire Ministries based in Auchi, Edo state, Nigeria, has claimed that he foresaw the death of Audu Abubakar. Mr Abubakar died on November 22 shortly after the results of the Kogi state gubernatorial elections held the previous day, in which he was a candidate, was declared inconclusive by the electoral commission. He was governor from 1999 to 2003 and was the focus of an investigation for stealing up to 11 billion Naira ($54.63 million) while in office.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Nigerian Man Preaching In A London Bus Faces The Wrath Of Fellow Passengers

In Nigeria it is common for anyone to begin preaching in a commercial transport vehicle, especially in buses where such a person knows it will be inevitable that people will at least hear what is being said. Many of these itinerant or emergency 'preachers' end up asking for "something to support this young ministry," which, of course, is money. Many people give money in order not to be seen as being anti-christian, and unscrupulous persons have expectedly taken advantage of this to con users of public transportation out of lots of money.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Trial Of Prophet TB Joshua And His Engineers Adjourned As They Refuse To Appear In Court

Just as I expected, prophet TB Joshua and his engineers were a no-show in court today to stand trial for their role in a collapsed building that killed over a hundred persons. I expressed my very real fears yesterday when I highlighted the impunity Mr Joshua was likely to put on display in this trial, and also the complicity of Nigeria's corrupt judiciary.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Nigerian Pastor Whose Collapsed Building Killed 108 Persons To Be Arraigned In Court Tomorrow

It may be the beginning of justice for those who lost their lives when prophet TB Joshua's illegal multi-storey building collapsed in September of last year. Three weeks ago, he had prayed the courts in Lagos, Nigeria to throw out the coroner's court findings and therefore not consider him liable for the deaths of innocent, albeit gullible, miracle seekers.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Boko Haram Describes Victims Of Its Latest Suicide Attacks As Filth

Boko Haram has been unrelenting in its suicide campaigns, carrying out no less than five attacks, and killing at least 50 persons in the last two weeks in northern Nigeria. Yesterday, a suicide bomber detonated explosives killing 22 persons of the shi'a extraction during a procession in a village near Nigeria's northern city of Kano. Claiming  responsibility for the attack, the muslim terror group described the victims as "ploytheists" and promised to "clean the earth of their filth."

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Rapture Through 'Adeboye's' Eyes

My last post was about Enoch Adeboye, the influential general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Nigeria, and earlier today, some of my contacts sent me the message below, about the rapture, purportedly from pastor Adeboye. It was a broadcast message they all received from one or more of their own contacts, and I have reproduced it exactly as I received it.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Nigeria's Pastor Enoch Adeboye Confident The Late Mrs Awolowo Is In Heaven

Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the  Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, is showing more of his foolishness by declaring that Mrs HID Awolowo (the wife of the late Obafemi Awolowo, one of Nigeria's leading politicians from independence up until the early 1980's) who died recently is now in heaven.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Staring At The Problem And Doing Nothing

I have had several short discussions with friends and relatives about the terrorist attacks in France last Saturday. I have also deliberately avoided updating myself on the aftermath of the attacks, and my reason is simple.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Nigeria's Muslim President Refuses To Shake Hands With His Female Ministers

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari's refusal to shake the hands of the female members of his cabinet after they took their oath of office has drawn flak from a Nigerian PR expert. President Buhari unveiled his cabinet nearly six months after he was sworn in as president in May.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Any Doubts About The Religion Of Peace?

I sleep soundly every night, and I do not remember the last time I was unable to sleep. Well, it is 5:22am (GMT) and I am fully awake, after trying unsuccessfully to go to sleep for over 4 hours. Now I know why.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Nigeria's New Ministers Do Not Inspire Hope For Change

Yesterday, president Buhari's ministerial nominees were finally sworn into their various posts and work for them should begin in ernest. You can find their names and portfolios here. In Nigeria, one is sworn into office using either the bible or the koran. There is no other alternative, or one would be seen as godless. Do not even think about coming out as atheist, whether you are a government official or private‎ citizen; you will be seen as the devil himself, and your life as you know it would be over. But I digress.

Man, 50, Blames Evil Spirits After Raping A 2 Year Old Girl

A 50 year old man from Mbak Ekpe in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria, Okon Michael, has blamed evil spirits for his rape of a two year old girl. He told newsmen that he still did not understand what came over him, and that someone had come to his home and told him that something serious was going to happen to him, but that he did not take it seriously.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Nigeria's Former Dictator Distances Himself From Running For President In 2019

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, a retired general and Nigeria's self-styled military president from 1985 to 1993, has dispersed any rumours that he would run for the office of president in the next general elections scheduled for 2019. He made this known while declining an appointment as the chairman of the national conference of the opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP, which had been in power since 1999 when Nigeria returned to democratic governance, before losing to the incumbent, and former opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Another Pastor Blames The Devil After Raping 13 Year Old During Deliverance

A Nigerian pastor, Ifeanyi Bernard, 46, is cooling his heels in police custody after admitting to the rape of a 13 year old girl who came to him for 'deliverance' (exorcism). In his own words, "I used my anointing oil to lure her into my room and all of a sudden, I was carried away and before I knew what was happening, I saw myself making love to her." He has reportedly blamed the devil for his misdeed. 

Monday, 9 November 2015

TB Joshua To Face Trial As Federal High Court Throws Out His Suit Challenging Coroner's Court Findings

Mr Temitope Balogun Joshua, the self styled prophet whose illegal building collapsed and killed over 100 persons, will be getting ready for a date with the courts to face trial for complicity and negligence in the building collapse, and possibly murder.

The Nigerian Factor

Nigeria won the under 17 FIFA world cup tournament last night. I saw the match on tv, the only one of the tournament I did, and was not really surprised we won. Nigeria is the competition's most successful team with this fifth title, and was the defending champion having won the last edition 2 years ago.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Nigerian Actress Says To Stay Off Sex Or Go To Hell

A Nigerian actress, Blessing Effiom Egbe (above), has reportedly told her colleagues, some of whom she deemed to be promiscuous, that they either stay off sex or go to hell. She did this via a Blackberry messenger broadcast message sent to all of her contacts which read:

Friday, 6 November 2015

Wife Of Nigeria's President Visits Renowned Catholic Priest

Aisha Buhari (pictured above), the wife of Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari, who was in Enugu for some charity event, paid a brief visit to Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, a catholic priest who runs the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN). Father Mbaka, as he is popularly known, controversially did an about-face on the Jonathans (Nigeria's immediate past president and his wife) in the middle of the campaigns for the March 28th 2015 presidential election which brought Buhari into power. He had previously prayed publicly for the Jonathans, but just months later gave them a public dressing-down.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Head Of Nigerian Church 'Predicts' President Buhari Will Surprise Nigerians In 2016

The Most Reverend (Dr) Samuel Abidoye, who is the spiritual head of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement in Nigeria, told Nigerians to "expect an incredibly good  performance" from president Buhari next year. He was speaking in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state, and also added that the Boko Haram terrorists would only be stopped by divine intervention.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Yobe State Laments Performance Of Its Students

Yobe state commissioner for education, Alhaji Mohammed Lamin, has described as unacceptable the recent 38 per cent pass rate of students from the state in the national examinations. He said this while taking over the affairs of the ministry of education in Damaturu, the state capital, and urged the teachers to improve their students' performance.

Nigerian Man Claims Indian Man Stole His Privates

A bizzarre incident occurred a few days ago in Navy town, Lagos, when a commercial motorcycle (popularly called okada) operator accused his passenger, an Indian man, of making away with his privates. Such incidents are not unheard of, and in the very superstitious minds of majority of Nigerians, it is very real.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Kidnappers Demand 30 Million Naira Ransom For RCCG Pastor

Just two days ago, I wrote about pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, saying that God had a hand in Nigeria's affairs, little did I know that a pastor, Mark Christmas, of one of RCCG's branches in oil rich Bayelsa state, had been kidnapped.

Nigeria's Former National Security Adviser Has His Passport Released So He Can Travel Abroad For Treatment

Sambo Dasuki, Nigeria's former national security adviser, who was recently charged with the illegal possession of arms, and had his passport seized is set to get it back so he could purportedly seek medical treatment abroad. He was granted bail on self-recognition after he had deposited his passport with the court. As is usual with Nigeria's public figures, the ailment he will be going abroad to treat (in all probability at tax payer's expense) will remain undisclosed.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Nigerian Pastor Claims Credit For Predicting Russian Passenger Jet Crash

Nigeria's Prophet TB Joshua, of the 'Morning Water' fame has claimed credit for predicting, over a year ago, the crash or shooting down (whichever version you choose to believe) of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt. Mr Joshua usually releases videos after certain incidents which he would then claim to have predicted, including the attack on former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, in 2009, and pop icon Michael Jackson's death.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Pastor Adeboye Says God Has A Hand In Nigeria's Affairs

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), whose 2015 predictions for Nigeria and the world was a load of bullshit has told his congregation that God has a hand in Nigeria's affairs. He was speaking at a special event, titled 'Free Indeed', held at one of his church's branches in Ebute-Metta, Lagos. Here is an excerpt from his homily:
“It is possible for a country to be free, but its citizens are not. Nigeria has been free for 55 years, but many of us are not free. If not for God’s intervention, Nigeria would have been in another civil war. Without His intervention in this land, we would not be experiencing peace. We should keep praying for His peace to reign."

South Africa Set To Return $9m Seized From Occupants Of Pastor's Private Jet

In September of last year,  two Nigerian men and an Isreali man were arrested by South African authorities after $9.34m in crisp 100 dollar bills were found in the private jet they arrived in from Nigeria. Ayo Oritsejafor, a pastor who was very close to then president Goodluck Jonathan (both pictured above) admitted he had leased the jet to the Nigerian government and was not aware it was to be used to transport cash. The Nigerian government claimed the money was for the procurement of weapons, ostensibly for the fight against the Boko Haram terror group.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Fifth Bangladeshi Atheist Hacked To Death This Year

I saw a tweet announcing 43-year-old Faisal Arefin Dipon's death about 4 hours ago but was too filled with a combination of dread and deep sadness to even begin to look for details. He was found dead by his father, Abul Kashem Fazlul Haq, a writer.

Journalists Threatened In Nigeria For Reporting The Rape Of Secondary School Boys

Two days ago, this report about an invasion of a secondary school in Kano state, Nigeria, by "mysterious persons" who proceeded to rape some of the students must have ruffled more than a few feathers, because just yesterday, a journalist was asked to desist from investigating the incident by three men who claimed to be from the police.

Another Video Shows Suspected Boko Haram Members Being Interrogated And Threatened With Death

The video above surfaced two days ago and seems to depict some authority figure (from the Nigerian Army perhaps?) in the midst of captured suspected Boko Haram terrorists. This was after another video showing the civilian JTF in Borno state subjecting a suspected Boko Haram terrorist to brutal torture by hanging him from a tree with his hands and feet tied together behind his back.

Boko Haram Releases Second Propaganda Video In A Month

Nigeria's very own home grown islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, released an undated video showing its battle with Nigerian troops, the second one a month. The video shows the terrorists looting an apparently overrun barracks, which had been abandoned by the retreating Nigerian troops, of food and weapons which were put on display at the end of the video.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Wife Of Borno State Governor Donates Cancer 'Prevention' And Detection Kits

The wife of the Borno state governor, Hajia Nana Shettima who is pictured above, has distributed cancer prevention and detection kits (sic) to the wives of the 27 local government caretaker chairmen for onward delivery to "targeted beneficiaries" across the state. She presented the kits at an enlightenment campaign in Maiduguri, the state capital, where she told those gathered that cancer had become deadly (when was is ever not) in the state, especially among women.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Kano State Government Conducts Mass Wedding For 2000 Widows And Divorcees

The government of Kano state, Nigeria, is forcing 2000 women (all divorcees or widows) into marriages in a bid "to check prostitution and other vices in the society." This program, which has seen over 5000 couples forced into marriage in state organized mass weddings, began in 2012. It is overseen by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Helicopter Crash Survivors Claim They Were Saved By Prophet's Morning Water

Just two days ago, I mentioned prophet TB Joshua's 'morning water' which I had previously written about. It turns out the morning water is literally a life saver. On August 12 this year, a helicopter carrying 10 passengers and 2 crew members crashed into the lagoon in Oworonshoki in Lagos, Nigeria. There were 6 fatalities.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Men Who Claim To Be Pastors Arrested In Connection With The Murder Of A Hunchbacked Man

A Nigerian man from Abia state, Marshall Nwankwo, has been arrested in connection with the murder of a hunchbacked man. He, along with his accomplice Emeka Okoye, who is currently on the run, murdered their victim for the sole purpose of using parts of his body for money-making rituals. Both men claimed to be pastors.

Pakistani Christian Headmaster Brutally Beaten By Muslim Colleagues For Being Their Superior

Saddique Azam, a Pakistani catholic christian who was promoted to the position of headmaster, was brutally beaten and tortured by aggrieved muslim colleagues who have refused to work under his authority. He was appointed three months ago, was never issued a letter of appointment, and the police have ignored his plight; while the local government have been putting pressure on him to resign. The beleaguered teacher, in the first two months after his appointment, was the subject of constant verbal abuse, derision and harassment by his muslim colleagues in a bid to get him to resign, citing his faith as the reason he cannot be headmaster.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Zimbabwe Pastor Sells Exam Success Pens

A Zimbabwean pastor, who goes by the appellation Prophet Sham Hungwe, of House of Grace International Church has promised his congregation examination success if they  have faith and write with his "anointed" pens. Of course the pens are not free; they cost about 15 cents each, but his congregants pay as much as $20, because the 'prophet' has led them to believe that the more they pay, which is also a measure of their faith in the magic pens, the greater their success in the said examinations.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Borno 'Elder' Labels Boko Haram Terrorists Cowards For Bombing Innocent Citizens

Alhaji Bulami Gubio (Nigerians love titles, 'Alhaji' in this case denotes he has been to Mecca for the hajj), the secretary of the Borno Elders Forum, BEF, in the wake of the twin suicide bomb attacks on 2 mosques in Borno and Adamawa states today has labelled the Boko Haram terrorists as cowards. He said they would rather take to bombing innocent citizens praying in mosques than take on the Nigerian military in the bushes.

A Second Mosque Attacked By Suicide Bombers In Northern Nigeria Hours After Today's Early Morning Suicide Bombing

I predicted that more mosques would be attacked in northern Nigeria by the Boko Haram terrorists barely 8 hours ago, and while it gives me no pleasure whatsoever, at least 27 persons have been killed and another 96 injured in a second suicide bombing attack in a single day, this time in a mosque in Yola, Adamawa state.

Muslim Cleric Says It Is Dangerous To Marry Just One Wife

The  absurd buffoonery exhibited by muslim clerics, going by what I have seen and heard, is overwhelmingly incredible. I had previously written here about a muslim cleric describing the breasts and sexual desirability of the virgins in paradise, and also about another who said that men who masturbated would meet their pregnant hands in the afterlife (and what surprise awaits women who masturbated?). This time, a Nigerian muslim scholar and preacher, Shiekh Muyideen Bello, stated that it is dangerous for a muslim man to marry just one wife. Mr Bello advocated starting with two wives, a directive from Allah!

Borno State Muslims Do Not Learn As Six Die In Another Mosque Bombing

Another suicide bomber has detonated a bomb in a mosque located behind a magistrate court in Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria. The incident occurred this morning, killing six, with another 17 injured. The suicide bomber had two accomplices who fled when accosted by the civilian JTF who were suspicious of their movement around the vicinity of the mosque during the call for today's early morning prayers.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Civilian JTF Tortures Suspected Boko Haram Members

The Joint Task Force, JTF, was formed by the Nigerian government and comprises various armed forces (army, navy, airforce, state secret police) whose mandate is to tackle the Boko Haram terrorists. Due to the initial failure of the JTF to curtail the Boko Haram menace, the youths of Maiduguri in Borno state, which is the hotbed of Boko Haram's activities, formed the Borno Youth Association of Peace and Justice, also known as the Civilian JTF, to basically do what the federal forces could not do. Their arsenal includes locally made guns, machetes, and bows and arrows.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Nigeria Prays

I saw the picture above, taken in 1973, which shows Nigeria's former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), shaking hands with the Prime Minister-designate of Canada, Justin Trudeau, who was two years old then, and rued Nigeria's missed opportunities at greatness.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Hajj Stampede Victims Will Go To Heaven Says Nigerian Pilgrim Who Escaped Death

Mr Kawuwa Damina, the speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly in Nigeria, has opened up about how he escaped death during the hajj stampede that killed at least 717 people. He said he had passed the scene of the stampede less than one hour before it happened.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Gunman Kills Five Shia Muslims In Saudi Arabia

Just yesterday, I wrote about muslims killing fellow muslims and used the oppression of the minority shias by the majority sunni muslims in Saudi Arabia as an example. Well, in my usual 'prophetic' manner (please pay no heed to this), a sunni muslim man shot and killed five shia muslims and injured nine others before he was gunned down by Saudi police. A group claiming links to Islamic State, IS, has claimed responsibility.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Kill Worshippers Inside Mosque Again

Boko Haram terrorists continued their carnage in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, by detonating bombs in a mosque again and using female suicide bombers elsewhere. At least 61 persons died in both attacks which occurred last night and very early this morning respectively.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Church Whose Collapsed Building Killed Over 100 Persons Challenges Indictment And Possible Prosecution

The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, overseen by pastor TB Joshua (pictured), will be in court from Monday next week to challenge its indictment by the Lagos state coroner's office. It will be recalled that a guest house under construction collapsed and killed over 100 persons most of whom were foreigners from other African countries who are seeking miracles from Mr Joshua. The church's official position was that a mysterious aircraft had caused the collapse, and I had written about the delay in prosecuting TB Joshua for mass murder nearly a year after the incident.

Man Whose Wife And Daughter Were Killed During Bank Robbery Says They Will Make Heaven

A man whose wife and 14-month-old daughter were killed by stray bullets during a bank robbery operation in Lagos, Nigeria, has said they will "make heaven." The robbers were shooting sporadically into the air to scare away those in the vicinity of their operation and the unfortunate mother and child, who were actually in their home, were fatally wounded. The family goes to The Lord's Chosen Charismatic Revival Church, whose general overseer is pastor Lazarus Muoka.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Two Nigerian States Declare Tomorrow Public Holidays To Celebrate The Islamic New Year

Kano and Jigawa states in northern Nigeria have declared tomorrow (October 14) as a public holiday to mark the islamic new year. Both states, in the official statements released to the press, called on their respective citizens to continue to pray for the peace and prosperity of the states.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Fear Of Extradition And Prosecution Kills Nigerian Politician

Diepreye Solomon Peter (DSP) Alamieyeseigha, the first executive governor of Nigeria's oil rich Bayelsa state died earlier today aged 62. He was said to have taken ill two days ago which caused him to slip into a coma. This was the same man who disguised himself as a woman and slipped out of the United Kingdom to escape money laundering charges in 2005. He was impeached and removed from office soon after, and his then deputy, and immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, became governor. He later served a short jail time for the same corruption and money laundering charges in Nigeria, but was controversially granted a state pardon by Jonathan in 2013.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Motivating Muslim Men

I read this (in which a muslim cleric says that those who masturbate will have a pregnant hand in the afterlife) a few months ago and was convinced that the moronic men who passed for islamic clerics couldn't get any stupider. But this has had my sides in excruciating pain from long bouts of laughter. Is this really the reason young men blow themselves up with suicide vests and fly planes into buildings? Islamic clerics keep reminding young muslim men of the 72 virgins that await them in paradise. But this particular Saudi cleric has added that not only are the breasts of the virgins like pomegranates, their virginities are renewed each and everyday and they become even more lustful and feminine!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Boko Haram Detonates Bombs Inside A Mosque

Boko Haram terrorists, pretending(?) to be worshippers detonated two bombs in a mosque early this morning in Gubio town, Borno state. They killed 12 persons and injured many others. Despite the claims of the Nigerian army, and president Buhari's promise to curtail the terrorists, the insurgents are getting bolder in their suicide attack campaigns and recently detonated several bombs in the capital city of Abuja.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Lagos Crusade Ends Amidst Claims Of Salvation And Multiple Miracles

The Deeper Christian Life Ministry, led by pastor William F Kumuyi (above), concluded a month-long, Lagos city-wide crusade on Sunday. The crusade saw the respected preacher tour the Lagos, Nigeria's former capital, on a mission to win souls for the Lord's vineyard, and very uncharacteristically failed to collect any money in the form of offerings or contributions from the hundreds of thousands in attendance at the various venues. Apart from the nearly 40000 persons who were said to have been "converted", there were reports of diverse miracles. It is this miracle part that really interests me.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Boko Haram Detonates Multiple Bombs In Abuja Killing At Least 20

Just after Boko Haram's independence day 'gift' to Nigeria two days ago in which young female suicide bombers were employed, they struck in the capital city of Abuja last night, detonating multiple bombs within minutes of each other and killing at least 20 (graphic images, please beware!). This is the first bomb blast in Abuja in over a year and the first since Buhari became president.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Girls Carry Out Suicide Bomb Attacks For Boko Haram

While Nigerians were in a celebratory mood yesterday to mark the 55th anniversary of the country's independence, the Boko Haram terrorists struck. The suicide attacks were carried out by about 5 or 6 girls, at least one of whom was about 10 years old according to an eye witness.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

My Independence Day Wish For Nigeria

Today marks 55 years of independence for Nigeria from British rule. About 29 of those years have been spent under military dictatorships which began after a coup d'etat in 1966 that precipitated the 30-month long Nigeria-Biafra civil war, and after a brief 4 years of civilian rule from 1979 to 1983, the current president, Muhammadu Buhari, then a Major General in the army, led another coup which brought in the military for another 16 years. Nigeria has since 1999 had its longest uninterrupted democratic period in its chequered history.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

240 Nigerians 'Missing' After Hajj Double Tragedy

After the double hajj tragedies that killed nearly a thousand people and left many more injured, Nigeria, which sent at least 76000 pilgrims at the expense of the state, has confirmed that 64 of those pilgrims lost their lives and at least another 240 were missing.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Nigeria's Vice President Highlights Deep Ethnic And Religious Divisions In Nigeria

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's vice-president, has brought to the fore the "deep ethnic and religious divisions" plaguing Nigeria. He was speaking at an interdenominational service held in Abuja on Sunday as part of the activities to celebrate Nigeria's 55th independence day celebrations which is officially on October 1st.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Nigeria's President Promises Trial Of Treasury Looters To Begin Soon...

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has promised that the prosecution of those accused of looting the country's treasury will commence shortly. He made this statement at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly. Mr Buhari won the elections held in March on the back of his anti-corruption stance.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Controversial Nigerian Pastor Warns Nigerians To Beware Of Celebrity Pastors And Mega Churches

Femi Aribisala, who is described on as "a scholar and international affairs expert...currently an iconoclastic church pastor in Lagos...also a syndicated essayist for a handful of publications in Nigeria," has singled out Nigeria's "celebrity pastors and megachurches" for some verbal drubbing. He was basically telling Nigerians that his megachurch-running brethren are false teachers, while he is the real deal; in other words, the difference between six and half a dozen, or a classic case of the kettle calling the pot black.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Nigeria's President Having A Pang Of Guilty Conscience?

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has expressed sadness at the tragedies that befell pilgrims at the ongoing hajj in Saudi Arabia. First was a crane collapse which killed 107, then nearly two weeks later, a stampede which killed over 700. While expressing his grief, he commiserated with Nigerians who lost loved ones, including a journalist and a professor of Arabic and islamic studies.