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Monday, 29 February 2016

"Would You Not Want To See Him Again?" A Question About An Afterlife

I was asked the above question, about my brother who died nearly fifteen years ago, by a colleague shortly after I came out as an atheist. The question came after he had established that I did not subscribe to the idea of an afterlife, and that I did not believe that I would be seeing any dead friends or relatives when, as christians like him believe, the time of this physical world runs out. My simple response to him was: "my brother is dead and gone and all I have left are memories of him which I will hold close to my heart until I die, and then others will also hold memories of me in theirs." He was unable to understand why I believed so strongly that I was never going to see my brother ever again, and his increasing incredulity during the course of our conversation was a priceless sight to behold.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Nigeria's Supreme Court Upholds Killer Preacher's Death Penalty

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has upheld the death penalty given to Mr Chukwuemeka Kingley Ezeugo aka Rev Dr King for the murder of one of his domestic staff. His appeal was dismissed for lack of merit. Mr Ezeugo was sentenced to death in January 2007 after he doused seven young women with petrol and set them ablaze. One of the women died in hospital, and he was charged with one count of murder, and six counts of attempted murder.

Nigerian Military Rescues 1890 Persons In A Fortnight, Still No Signs Of The Chibok Girls

Nigerian Soldiers

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the rescue of at least 1890 persons, in the last two weeks, since it began a new offensive against the Boko Haram insurgents. Yet, there is no word that the Chibok girls, or at least some of them, are among those rescued.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Nigeria's Army Chief Promises To Rescue Chibok Girls

Lt Gen T Buratai

Last month, president Buhari held a meeting with the parents of the Chibok girls, and reportedly stormed out in anger after telling his grieving audience that he had no clue about the whereabouts of their daughters. He then, earlier this month, said he would keep his campaign promise of bringing the girls back home to their parents. For a president who believes that praying for his country is a sure fire way to solving its many and urgent problems, speaking from both sides of his mouth surely does not come as a surprise.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Nigeria's President Goes To Saudi Arabia To Pray For The Country

President Mohammadu Buhari of Nigeria, in the midst of a myriad of crises bedevilling the country, has seen it fit to jet out to Medina, Saudi Arabia, for the lesser hajj or umrah, where he will pray for the country. He had, less than 10 weeks into his presidency last year, recommended the introduction of two new books into the curriculum of all Federal Government Colleges across the country, an action he said was necessitated by the declining moral and religious values in the country.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Leadership Of Christian Association Of Nigeria Jittery Over Nigeria's Muslim President's Alleged Plans To Foist New Hands At Their Helm

Ayo Oritsejafor

The Christian Association of Nigeria's, CAN, leadership is in panic mode over allegations that Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari is perfecting plans to sponsor a candidate loyal to him for their elections coming up in July. The current president of CAN is pastor Ayo Oristejafor, a wily prosperity preacher from the oil city of Warri, who benefitted immensely from former president Jonathan's insanely corrupt government.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Murder Trial Of TB Joshua Stalled Again

TB Joshua

The trial of TB Joshua and engineers of HardRock Construction and Engineering Company has again been stalled by an application to quash charges filed by the lawyers of the defendants. Mr Joshua contracted the engineering firm to build him a guest to provide paid accommodation for the horde of visitors to his Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Danish Woman Rescues 'Child Witch' Abandoned To Die In Nigeria

Nearly three weeks ago, the picture above was circulating around social media, but it was just a few days ago that the story was picked up by the British press. The child in the picture is being fed by a Danish woman who lives in Africa, Anja Ringgren Loven, founder of African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation. She later took Hope, that is the boy's name, to hospital.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Convicted Muslim Paedophile Fighting To Keep British Citizenship

Shamir Ahmed

Shamir Ahmed, 63, nicknamed 'daddy' is currently serving 22 years in gaol for lacing the drinks of girls as young as 13 with drugs, having sex with them, and passing them around to members of his group. He was the leader of a Rochdale sex grooming gang made up of Asian men, and is now fighting the British government's attempt to strip him of his British citizenship. He was sentenced in 2012.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Nigerian Pastor 'Resurrects' Dead Child

Chris Okafor

Pastor Chris Okafor, 45, the founder of Mountain of Liberation and Miracle ministry (also called Liberation City) has further exposed the gullibility and ignorance of the Nigerian christian when it comes to claims of miracles. One week ago, I heard that he had raised a child from the dead, but I did not write about it as I could find no video. I knew of course that it was a lie, but I needed to prove it was, and the video below in which he puts up a show for his congregation two Sundays ago was all the proof I needed.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Nigerian Churches Will Have A Field Day Today

I can imagine how sermons in most Nigerian churches will play out today. Many will preach about love, others will celebrate 'christian love' or Christ's undying love (remember he died because he loved us) as opposed to secular or "worldly" love, while many others will spend a lot of time condemning and really bashing all the sex and expressions of lustful desires that will take place today in the name of love.

Richard Dawkins As The Victim Of Political Correctness

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is a man I have come to respect since reading his seminal book, 'The God Delusion' nearly 8 years ago. I was therefore very surprised to see this link, sent to me by a friend. The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, NECSS, withdrew Professor Dawkins' invitation to its 2016 annual conference because of his "approving re-tweet" of the video below.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Son Of Former Magician Accuses Pastors Joshua And Oyakhilome Of Using Witchcraft To Perform Miracles

Joshua and Oyakhilome

The general overseer of Fingers of God Church, Alagbado, in Lagos, Nigeria, Bishop Kayode Peller, has accused prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, and pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Believers Love World Incorporated, of using demonic powers to perform miracles. Mr Peller is the son of Professor Peller, arguably Nigeria's most popular and most successful illusionist and magician. Mr Peller himself took after his father before he became a clergyman.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Nigeria's Football Coach Flees Country Out Of Fear Of Witches

Sunday Oliseh

Nigeria's national football team coach, Sunday Oliseh, himself a former player, has fled the country to his Belgium home after accusing his "enemies" of occult manipulations on his life. His decision to temporarily relocate to Belgium was premised on his thinking that the witches after him would be unable to fly out to meet him there.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Please Let Us Forget The Chibok Girls

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has continued to maintain that he will fulfil the pledge he made to the parents of the Chibok girls about bringing back their daughters alive from their abductors.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Before Pastor Adeboye Claims This One...

Enoch Adeboye

Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Nigeria, in his usual manner released his 'prophecies' for the year 2016, and included in his list was the prediction that a new sexually transmitted disease would surface this year.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

President Of Cameroon Approves Use Of Witchcraft To Fight Boko Haram

Cameroon's president Paul Biya, pictured above, who will be 83 next week Saturday and has been president since November 6 1982, has heeded the call by chiefs of Cameroon's East region to allow them use witchcraft in "finishing off" Boko Haram.