Monday, January 16, 2017

Bishop Oyedepo, Living Faith Church, say viral videos is fake news

Bishop David Oyedepo

The Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners’ Chapel International) has declared the viral video that has been trending online is fake news 

An official statement from the church stated that "the video from which the quotes were taken is a 2015 video at a Sunday service in the heat of the Boko Haram crisis, when churches, including our Northern assemblies were under frequent attacks." "The trending video is NOT a 2016 or 2017 video."

Here is the purported video below.

LASSA FEVER: NCDC advises on preparedness by hospitals and healthcare workers

Press Release

The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) calls the attention of Nigerians to an increasing number of Lassa fever cases, and advices increased focus on prevention and preparedness. 

In the last quarter of 2016, the NCDC commenced the implementation of its Lassa Fever preparedness plan ahead of the current dry season to strengthen nationwide capacity to prevent, detect and respond to the anticipated Lassa fever cases.

Since the beginning of this current dry season in December 2016, 7 states have reported at least one case of Lassa Fever. 19 confirmed cases and 6 deaths have been reported by these 7 states, as seen in the table below.
NCDC is working closely with affected states to ensure an appropriate response to these cases. Social mobilisation activities and sensitisation of health workers are being scaled up. The outbreak response commodities that were prepositioned in the states by NCDC are being used for the response. Epidemiological response activities such as contact listing and tracing are also going in the affected states. States that had previously identified and resourced isolation units as they were advised are much better prepared to deal with cases. 

4 die and others injured as suicide bomb blasts occur in University of Maiduguri

There has been two bomb explosions at the University of Maiduguri in Borno State. Reports state that the first bomb exploded at a mosque within the staff quarters at the time Muslim worshippers were busy concluding the early morning prayer. This bomb is though to have been carried out by a teenage girl, a local resident and a lecturer told AFP news agency.

Pastor Poju Oyemade shares a video on "How to prepare effectively for WAFBEC 2017"

The Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Pastor Poju Oyemade, has shared a video of how people should prepare effectively for the forthcoming West African Faith Believers Convention (WAFBEC).

The convention will take place from 27th of January - 3rd of February, 2016.

The theme of the event is "On this mountain, shall the veil covering the nations be removed"

Bishop Eddie Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, dies at 63.

Bishop Eddie Long

Bishop Eddie Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is dead. According to a statement from his church, Long died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He died on the 15th of January.

Bishop Long had recently been in the news because of his drastic weight loss and it was confirmed he was battling an undisclosed "health challenge". He publicly announced last September that he was facing the "health challenge" after he could no longer say that his fast disappearing figure was due to a raw vegan diet.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Bishop Long grew this church from 300 members to over 25,000. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

President Buhari fires FRC Executive Secretary, Jim Obazee; possibly due to Pastor Adeboye's resignation

Mr Jim Obazee

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the dismissal of the Executive Secretary of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Mr. Jim Obazee, and ordered the reconstitution of the FRC board.

This may be due to the resignation of Pastor Enoch Adeboye as the General Overseer of RCCG Nigeria based on a law by the council which has sparked a furore among members of the church.

According to a report by The Punch, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah had written the FRCN boss, directing him to suspend the implementation of the controversial regulation.

But it was learnt that Obazee defied the instruction of the minister, insisting that the implementation of the regulation would go ahead. Obazee said the implementation of the regulation could not be suspended because there was no gazette that indicated that it had been amended or suspended.

Police command says eight people died separate suicide bomb attacks in Borno State

On Monday, the Borno State Police Command stated that eight people died in three separate suicide attacks in Maiduguri on Sunday night.

According to the police, five suicide bombers, a Civilian JTF and two others died in the separate attacks at Garki Muna village and Kaleri area of Gwange.

A statement by the command’s spokesman, Victor Esuku, said three male suicide bombers died at Garki Muna village when they attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri.

According to the statement, one member of the civilian JTF died in the process.

It added that two female suicide bombers and two civilians died in the other two attacks in Kaleri.

The statement said: 
“At about 2020hrs of yesterday 8/1/2017, three male suicide bombers shot sporadically and attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri via Garki Muna village close to a military checkpoint. The IED strapped to their bodies exploded killing all of them, and a civilian JTF. Two Ak47 rifles were recovered, while one was completely destroyed as a result of the explosion.
Then about 2230hrs same date, there were two suicide bombers attacks at Kaleri area of Gwange. Four persons including two female suicide bombers died in the explosion.
Both scenes were swept and rendered safe for public access by personnel from EOD, FSARS and patrol teams of the command at the wee hours of today.
Normalcy has since returned to these areas.”


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