Sunday, November 29, 2015

T B Joshua in court over death of 116 persons in Synagogue building collapse

T B Joshua

Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, founder and leader of "The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN)" will be arraigned this morning at an Ikeja high court over the collapse of a church building which lead to the death of 116 people. This building collapse happened on the 12th of September 2014.

T B Joshua will be in court along with other trustees of the church and the engineers that constructed the collapsed building.

The engineers, Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun, had filed two separate suits before Justice Buba seeking an order restraining the police from inviting, arresting or prosecuting them over the victims’ death but the suits were dismissed.

The coroner inquest, which the Lagos state government set up to probe the accident, indicted the engineers and recommended them for investigation and prosecution for criminal negligence.

Cinemas ban the Lord's Prayer" Advert in England

Archbishop Welby featured in the Church of England advert

It is just an advert but the cinemas in England claim "it had a policy not to show political or religious commercials that might offend audiences."

Actually this statement was made by Digital Cinema Media – the company that handles most of the UK's cinema advertising and is owned by Odeon and Cineworld.

The advert in question, is a Church of England advert which shows different people from all works of life (Archbishop Welby included), saying one line of the Lord's Prayer. The advert is to promote a new Church of England website,, encouraging people to pray.

The Church of England said it planned the advert to be shown before the "Star Wars" film because it is "a multi-generational cultural event." The Star Wars film is slated for release on the 17th of December 2015.

The Church of England is now considering taking legal action.

Arun Arora, director of communications for the Church of England, told CNN: "I am shocked by this wrong decision.

Christmas In The Air! MUSIC: Yoyo – Osiwi

Just as we prepare for the birth of Christ, talented Gospel artiste drops a brand new Christmas song ”Osiwi ”, which means Saviour. The song was produced by Tiwezi.

In her own words “This is my own Naija Christmas Carol”. Listen below and Merry Christmas in advance!

‘Losing My Religion’ Marks Kirk Franklin’s 11th Consecutive #1 Debut

Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and music icon Kirk Franklin, has crafted another #1 hit with his eleventh studio album, LOSING MY RELIGION (Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records).

Released on November 13th, LOSING MY RELIGION debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Gospel Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart. The album also entered No.10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan. LOSING MY RELIGION marks Franklin’s eleventh consecutive No.1 debut.

Continuing with a week of No. 1 wins, lead single “Wanna Be Happy?” tops the Mediabase Gospel radio chart,’s Hot Gospel Songs and Digital Gospel Songs Charts. “Wanna Be Happy?” debuted in late August and broke the record previously set by Franklin with “I Smile (2011)” to become the best first-week digital single in gospel sales history.

With other songs such as “Pray For Me,” “When” (feat. Kim Burrell and Lalah Hathaway), “My World Needs You” (feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann), “Miracles,” and the title track “Losing My Religion,” LOSING MY RELIGION is Franklin’s most comprehensive album yet, garnering accolades from fans, peers and critics, with the Associated Press declaring it “a very well-crafted album from the first song to the 13th.” 

See links to purchase album after the cut.

Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign: Wilson Joel Joins with ‘Don’t Start, Be Smart’

The Drug Salvation Foundation in conjunction with National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has released the social media campaign video against drug and substance abuse with award winning music producer, Wilson Joel lending his voice against the menace of the vice in the society.

It’s no secret that Wilson Joel has always spoken out against such vices as abuse of drugs, strong drinks and more, as a matter of fact he once pointed out during an interview that his studio is a no-drinking-no-smoking environment.

Established in August 2010 in order to combat the increasing problem that Nigeria is facing regarding drug use, the Drug Salvation Foundation is a leading national youth development NGO and one of its strategies is to recruit celebrities and take anti-drug war to schools and inner city youths.

Watch campaign video below.

Christian Elders Come at Rev. Okotie

Christian elders, under the aegis of the National Christian Elders Forum has taken a swipe at Senior Pastor of Household of God Fellowship, Lagos, Rev. Chris Okotie, over what they consider 'very uncomplimentary' remarks he made about the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, during the course of delivering a sermon on Sunday, October 25, 2015.

The group in a statement signed by its chairman, Solomon Asemota (SAN), said, "Since Rev. Okotie has not issued a retraction of the news report, it would be assumed that he made the statements credited to him."

According to the group, "The Reverend gentleman shall be required, through the PFN bloc, to kindly inform the Nigerian Church "where and when" the President of CAN made the "false prophecy" he alluded to and why he believed such unedifying information should form part of the gospel from his pulpit."

The group said: "In view of the many challenges facing the Nigerian church, it has become necessary to appeal to Christians, particularly, the ministers of the gospel, to be circumspect about utterances concerning other Christians, in particular, the person and the office of the President of Christian Association of Nigeria.

Politicians are to be blamed for religious disharmony - Catholic Bishop

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has advised politicians to desist from using religion to create division among the people of Nigeria.

Bishop Kukah who gave the advice in Osogbo at the opening of the National Conference of the Islamic Welfare Foundation lamented that in Nigeria, politicians use their religions to divide the people for their selfish ends.

He, therefore, urged politicians in the country especially the northern Muslim elite to use religion as a tool for developing the country rather than being hypocritical in their approach.

The cleric said: “We must locate the current crisis of Boko Haram within the context of the inability of the northern Muslim elite to live by their own dubious creed. They preached Sharia Law, but only for the poor.

“They preached a religion that encourages education, yet their own people are held in the bondage of ignorance. They came to power on the basis of a democratic society, but they turned around and declared Sharia to generate a false consciousness among the poor.

Music: Frank Edwards | OVERTAKE : The X-Factor Edition

“Overtake”, the previously released fan favorite track by Frank Edwards & Joe Praize has been served a “step-up” treatment, making it a more infectious tune than it was before!

The remake, now titled 'Overtake: The X-Factor Edition' was performed at the just concluded International Music Concert (IMC 2015) with Pastor Chris (Ph.D) and it got the crowd present at the concert in high spirits as they confessed their victory.

Listen below and share your thoughts on this upgraded track.


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