Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Video: Frank Edwards – Okaka Ft. Victor Ike



Frank Edwards, the international award winning producer and vocalist, just two days after releasing Big Thangs A’Gwan, and barely two weeks after the release of the ROCTOWN GREATNESS EP, the Rocktown boss is out with another captivating music video titled OKAKA featuring fellow RockTown signee, Victor Ike.

Okaka is a wonderful praise song with FIOKEE dmagicfingers spicing it up with his guitar. You just can’t go wrong this. The video which was shot in South Africa and directed by Lawrence Omoiyare is his first music video in 2014.

Watch The Video of  "Okaka" by Frank Edwards Ft.Victor Ike Below

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Christian artists who won at the 2014 Grammys: Tasha Cobbs, Tye Tribbett, Mandisa [MUSIC VIDEOS]



The 56th Annual Grammy awards took place on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2013. See below for the complete list (and videos) of Christian artists who won in the Gospel music category.

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music performance
Break Every Chain - Tasha Cobbs - Winner
Hurricane - Natalie Grant
Overcomer - Mandisa
If He did it Before...Same God [LIVE] - Tye Tribbett

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

22 Christians Killed in Attack on Catholic Church in North-eastern Nigeria

Twenty-two Christians were killed in an assault on a Catholic church service in north-eastern Nigeria. The attack is thought to have been perpetrated by the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, which the Nigerian government has struggling to contain in the country's northern and central states.

On Sunday morning, suspected militants armed with guns and explosives attacked a Catholic church located in Waga Chakawa village in Nigeria's north-eastern state, Adamawa. Reports by Reuters U.K. indicate the attacker set off bombs prior to opening fire on the Christian congregation. After assailing the church, the militants burned down houses and took local Christian residents hostage during a four-hour siege with local authorities.

When the dust settled, 22 Christians were confirmed dead. This casualty figure was confirmed Monday by spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Yola, Reverend Father Raymond Danbouye, in an interview with Reuters U.K. 

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Don't Miss The 11th Edition of Gospel Nite Live!


When praises go up, blessings come down and that is exactly what will be happening at the UNILAG Main Auditorium on Thursday,30th of January,2014 at the 11th Edition of Gospel Nite Live. Come and experience live and unlimited praise and worship for three hours from 6pm to 9pm with ministrations by Freke, Eno Michael, Fortune Ebei, Jonathan Kome and other anointed singers. Entry to the event is free courtesy of Spinlet.

Monday, January 27, 2014

SEE THE CROSS THAT MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVED A MASSIVE CALIFORNIA INFERNO

A wildfire that ravaged Southern California over the past week, forcing thousands to flee and destroying multiple structures, nevertheless left behind a powerful symbol of hope: A giant cross that has stood for years in the Azusa mountains remained unscathed and in place. The Colby fire began last Thursday after an out-of-control camp fire quickly spread, burning more than 1,800 acres of land. The span stretched from the San Gabriel Mountains to the cities of Azusa and Glendale, about 25 miles away from Los Angeles, USA Today reported.

Early news reports of the massive blaze seemed to indicate that the cross, which was placed on the mountain in 2007, was destroyed. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune said Thursday that the Azusa Police Department had tweeted that a flag, a giant “A” that was on the mountain, and the Christian symbol were among the fire’s casualties. But once the flames subsided, the 1o-to-12 foot cross could still be seen atop the mountain, according to CBN News.

Photographer Ryland Talamo captured the cross just as the smoke began to clear, later calling the image “a symbol of God’s faithfulness, watching over His people in times of need.” See picture after the cut...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Bill Winston, David Oyedepo, Tunde Joda and other great ministers grace the WAFBEC 2014 (Jan. 26 - 31, 2014)


The West Africa Believers' Conference (WAFBEC) is here again. This is the second edition in the series.

West Africa Faith Believers Convention (WAFBEC) uncovers the fundamental and foundational truths about Faith. It is a gathering of believers who are willing to be thought the rudiments of Faith and its applicability in everyday life, birthing results that touch on the complete man, (i.e.) the Spirit, the Soul and the body.

This year's edition is taking place at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and it promises to be a fruitful, awesome event.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Christian Movie 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Receives Surprising Oscar Nomination


A Christian movie, which only screened in nine cities in 2013, has picked up an Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Song" this week and has surprised both critics and the song's composer and singer alike. Joni Erickson Tada, the vocalist for the song, as well as an author, painter and quadriplegic who runs her own organization Joni and Friends, said that the Oscar nomination came as a complete surprise to her.

"I'm the least likely candidate to record a song for a movie, I'll tell you that up front, so it's amazing," Tada told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's amazing enough that a family friendly movie with a Christian theme is nominated in any category for an Academy Award. Besides The Blind Side, which was wonderful, it's just not the norm."

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mother, Woman Stab 2 Kids to Death in 'Exorcism' Attempt; Hurt 2 Other Children

A 28-year-old mother, along with her 21-year-old female associate, was charged on Saturday in the killing of two of her children and the wounding of her two other kids while trying to drive demons out of the siblings, according to Maryland police.

Police in Montgomery County, Md., charged the mother, identified as Zakieya Latrice Avery, and her associate, Monifa Denise Sanford, with murder in the death of two of Avery's children, a 1-year-old boy named Norell Harris and a 2-year-old girl named Zyana Harris, The Associated Press reported.

Police, who discovered a "very bloody scene" upon entering Avery's home Friday morning, said the two children were stabbed many times, according to CBS News.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Car Bomb explosion in Maiduguri, many feared injured, dead

A car bomb is said to have exploded this afternoon at about 1.30p.m. in the commercial area of Maiduguri in Borno State situated in the northern part of Nigeria.

According to Premium Times, the explosion occurred less than 200 meters from their reporter. The blast is also said to have occurred right in front of a large military post called JTF Sector 4, which is located in the area called Post Office.

A lot of people were seen running for cover and there were also some car collisions as some people tried to escape from the scene.

The number of casualties could not been ascertained as at the time of this report.

This is the first bomb explosion in 2014 in Borno State.

Today is a public holiday in Nigeria as Muslims celebrate the birth of Mohammed/ Muslim Id el Maulud celebrations. It is a work free day.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan signs bill banning same sex marriage into law

President Goodluck Jonathan
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a ban gay marriages and public displays of same-sex relationships, signing a law that has drawn international condemnation.

Jonathan's spokesman Reuben Abati said on Monday that the president signed the bill because it was consistent with the attitudes of most people towards homosexuality in the west African nation.

"I can confirm that the president has signed the bill into law," Abati said, without specifying a date but adding that it happened earlier this month.

"More than 90 percent of Nigerians are opposed to same-sex marriage. So, the law is in line with our cultural and religious beliefs as a people," he added.

"And I think that this law is made for a people and what [the] government has done is consistent with the preference of its environment."

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Osun State to build Interdenominational worship centre - Open Heaven Worship Centre

The Osun State government stated, on Tuesday, that it has commenced plans to build an interdenominational worship centre in the state. The centre, to be named 'Open Heaven Worship Centre,' would be sited at both Odo Iju and Ibodi communities.

The State government said it has acquired parcels of farmlands in Atakumosa West local council of the state for the construction of a church.

Muyiwa Ige, the state's Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development, said it had paid N51 million as compensation to farmers whose lands would be used for the church. He said that the compensation was done on humanitarian grounds and the government's commitment to the welfare of the people.

The state government's plan to build a church somehow weakens the argument by critics of Governor Rauf Aregbesola that he was islamising the state.

Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, identifies Peaceful Coexistence as Solution to Religious Crisis in Nigeria

Pope Francis
In a special message to mark the celebration of the World Day of Peace, Pope Francis stated that peaceful coexistence is the only solution to the crisis in some parts of Nigeria.

The Catholic Pontiff's message was read by by the Archbishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Most Rev Adewale Martins, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lagos. 

Some northern states, notably Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States have been under attack by the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, leading to the killing of thousands of persons and resulting in the declaration of a state of emergency by President Goodluck Jonathan in May last year.

"It is easy to realise that fraternity is the foundation and pathway of peace. When we have the value of fraternity, a feeling of brotherhood, love and care for one another, many of our problems would not be there.

"Our fraternity is based on the fact that we are all made in the likeness and image of God. Our brotherhood is not based on any factor other than that we are all children of one God.

Nicholas Cage to star in the remake of "Left Behind"

Nicholas Cage is one of the actors that will be starring in the remake of "Left Behind".

Left Behind is a Christian film based on the novel series of the same name, written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The original movie, starring Kirk Cameron, was released in 2000 and was the #1 selling video in America in its first week of release, beating out Toy Story 2 and The Green Mile.

The Left Behind movie is the epic story of a group of survivors after "The Rapture" when people around the world suddenly disappear and the world is spun into chaos. It is based on the possible events of the Rapture as described by John in the book of Revelation.

Directed by Vic Armstrong, the cast consists of Nicolas Cage, playing the lead role of Rayford Steele, Chad Michael Murray playing the role of Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron in the original remake), television actress Lea Thompson, and actress/singer Jordan Sparks among many others

It is hoped that with the bigger budget and cast, the film will create a bigger impact than the first one. Filming started in August 2013 and is due in cinemas in 2014.
 


Former Hillsong Worship Leader Darlene Zschech battles Breast Cancer

Darlene Zschech
Former Hillsong Worship Leader, Darlene Zschech, is currently battling Breast Cancer. She disclosed this in her blog some days ago.  Her doctors discovered the cancer during a routine mammogram on Wednesday, December 11 2013.

Darlene said she's already had surgery and was released from the hospital in Sydney on Christmas Eve.

According to her,

My husband and children have been heroic and I can’t thank my family enough for their love and support through this. Our church leadership team have anointed me with oil and prayed with unity and authority, a band of trusted friends have helped me prayerfully and practically, and it is only now that I have felt able to share this with you. To be completely honest, this is not the kind of news anyone ever really wants to tell. However, I have seen two absolute miracles in my body thus far and I know there will be many more to come.

Darlene Joyce Zschech, born on 8 September 1965 in Australia, is an Australian Pentecostal Christian worship leader and singer-songwriter who primarily writes praise and worship songs. Described as a "pioneer of the modern worship movement", she is the former worship pastor of Hillsong Church and alongside her husband Mark, are Senior Pastors of Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

RCCG releases 2014 Fasting Guidelines. 100-day fast starts on the 2nd of January

The Redeemed Christian Church of God has released its guidelines for its 100-day starting from the 2nd of January, 2014. This was released at the Crossover Service last night by the General Overseer, Pastor E. A. Adeboye. The practice started 18 years ago. The fast will end on the 11th of April.

Some of the guidelines are listed below:
  • The fast breaks at 6.00p.m.
  • If you miss a day, you will supplement with two days
  • If you are able to do 7 days continuous without any break at 6p.m., it will be credited to you as having done 14 single days
  • If you are able to do 21 days continuous without any break at 6p.m., it will be credited to you as having done 63 single days
  • If you are able to do 30 days and nights continuously without any break at 6p.m., it will be credited to you as having done the full 100 days fast
Watch the YouTube video below for the full guidelines..



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