Friday, June 14, 2019

New York eliminates the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren

The United States of America is currently facing the worst measles outbreak in decades. More than 1,000 cases of measles in at least 13 outbreaks have been diagnosed in the country this year, with the majority in New York.

Yesterday New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) signed the legislation into law Thursday evening after it passed in the state’s Senate and Assembly, ending years of gridlock over the issue.

“We’re putting science ahead of misinformation about vaccines and standing up for the rights of immunocompromised children and adults, pregnant women and infants who can’t be vaccinated through no fault of their own,” state Sen. Brad Hoylman said in a statement.

“I’m not aware of anything in the Torah, the Bible, the Koran or anything else that suggests you should not get vaccinated,” said Bronx Democrat Jeffrey Dinowitz, the bill’s Assembly sponsor. “If you choose to not vaccinate your child, therefore potentially endangering other children ... then you’re the one choosing not to send your children to school.”

Thursday, June 13, 2019

RoofTop MCs Snatcha unveils Assalt TV, 24-hour gospel music channel


































If you remember RoofTop MCs, you will remember the ever energetic, table climbing, chair throwing member of the duo called Soul Snatcha.

Now based in UK, Snatcha a.k.a. Kunle Adeyoola, has now unveiled a new video channel to push gospel music 24/7. It is Assalt TV.

Speaking with him, he says, "Assalt is a 24hrs gospel music entertainment and lifestyle channel."

Kebbi State acting Chief Judge petitions NJC over the Governor's alleged refusal to confirm her for ‘being Christian’

Esther Asabe Karatu
The acting Chief Judge of Kebbi state, Esther Asabe Karatu, has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) over Governor Atiku Bagudu’s alleged refusal to confirm her as substantive chief judge of the state because she is a Christian.

In the petition, the acting chief judge cited politics of religion and her firm belief in justice and fairness were some of the reasons the state governor denied her rights despite the recommendation of NJC.

In a local news report, it was stated that on the 17th of January 2019, the Kebbi State House of Assembly confirmed Mrs Karatu as substantive chief judge of the state, but the governor refused to act on the assembly’s confirmation.

In a three-page letter to the governor, referenced KBHA/LEG/001/XI and entitled RE: APPOINTMENT AND REQUEST FOR CONFIRMATION OF JUSTICE ELIZABETH ASABE KARATU AS CHIEF JUDGE OF KEBBI STATE, the speaker of the state House of Assembly Abdulmumini Kamba conveyed the Assembly’s approval.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona gets building permit after 137 years.

The famous Roman Catholic church, Sagrada Familia Basilica based in Barcelona, has finally gotten a permit after 137 years, according to a Twitter post by Janet Sanz, in charge of urban planning.

Barcelona's city council awarded the license to the committee in charge of completing the construction of the church for 4.6 million euros ($5.2 million)
The building license allows construction to continue and the building is expected be completed in 2026.

The temple was designed by Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi, who according to a Friday blog post from the church, asked for a permit in 1885 from the city council of Sant Martí de Provençals, but never received a response.

Construction started in 1882 and Gaudí worked on the project up until his death. Unfortunately he was hit by a tram outside the construction site in 1926. It is estimated that the building was around 20 per cent complete at that time. 

Following Gaudí's death, construction was halted by the civil war, when the majority of the architect's original plans were lost. The current design is based on reconstructed plans and models.

The current plan is to complete the building in time to celebrate the centenary of the architect's death.

Emotional: Switzerland-based Nigerian Catholic priest emotional after Swiss Parish surprised him with an Igbo song

Father Gerald Ani






















Reverend Father Gerald Ani was surprised and became emotional which his parish based in Lugano, Switzerland, surprised him by singing an Igbo song (LEE M ANYA NA MKPURUOBI) during the Holy Mass (after the communion) on the occasion of his 10th priestly anniversary.

In a Facebook video posted by one of his Nigerian parishioners, Stanley Orazulike, you can see that when the choir started the song, he was pleasantly surprised when he recognised that it was an igbo song.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Divine Oduduru becomes second fastest African, sets new Nigerian record























Divine Oduduru is a five-time African Junior Champion and was the 2014 World Junior Silver Medallist in the 200 metres. He was the gold medalist in both the 100 metres and 200 metres at the 2013 African Youth Athletics Championships

He is now the second fastest man in Africa at 9.86 seconds, one second behind the record of 9.85 seconds set by Fasuba another Nigerian, who ran a slightly faster time of 9.85 seconds 13 years ago in Doha.

Texas-based Divine achieved this feat at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships late Friday night.

Kaduna State government passes bill to regulate preaching in the state

Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State
The Kaduna State Assembly has passed the Religious Preaching Regulation bill into law. This law  substitutes a similar law of 1984 in the state.

According to a report from The News Agency of Nigeria, the Executive Bill, brought to the Assembly in 2016, was passed hours before the eighth Assembly was dissolved on Friday.

The purpose of the bill is to regulate religious preaching in Kaduna State with a view of promoting religious harmony and peaceful co-existence amongst the residents of the state.

The bill provides for the establishment of an Interfaith Regulatory Council at the state level and committees at local government levels responsible for screening and issuing licence to preachers.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Pope approves change to "The Lord's Prayer"






















Pope Francis has approved a change in the words of the popular "Lord's Prayer" as contained in the Bible.

Specifically instead of saying “lead us not into temptation”, it will say “do not let us fall into temptation”.

The new wording was approved by the general assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Italy last month. It will appear in the third edition of the Messale Romano, the liturgical book that contains the guiding texts for mass in the Roman Catholic church.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Video: When Kenneth Copeland was ambushed by "Inside Out" reporter























Recently an "Inside Out" reporter, Lisa Guerrero, ambushed American preacher/televangelist Kenneth Copeland while he was getting into his car, asking him clarify remarks he made some years ago about flying commercial.

Guerrero asked him what he meant when he said he doesn’t fly commercial because he doesn’t “want to get into a tube with a bunch of demons.” She asked “Do you really believe that human beings are demons?”

He made this statement in a television discussion years ago with another televangelist, Jesse Duplantis, where he described flying commercial as getting "in a long tube with a bunch of demons" to fellow televangelist Jesse Duplantis.

“No, I do not and don’t you ever say I did,” Copeland responded to her.

"If I flew commercial, I'd have to stop 65% of what I'm doing."

Watch the full interview below

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Pastor E. A. Adeboye Commissions Another Ultra-Modern Intensive Care Unit In Jos

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye on Friday, May 10, 2019 commissioned another ultra-modern Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Jos Specialist Hospital, Plateau State as part of the cardinal focus of the church’s Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) and in the fulfilment of its commitment “Help for the helpless, Hope for the hopeless, Food for the hungry, Strength for the weak.”

The commissioning event which had in attendance the Governor of Plateau State Simeon Lalong, the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) Pastor Idowu Iluyomade and other senior Pastors in the Redeemed Christian Church of God was described as an outstanding feat from a faith based organisation like the Redeemed Christian Church of God and one that is worthy of emulation.

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