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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.