Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Covenant Bible Institute holds a 4-day bible course on "The foundations for Christian Living" in September

Pastor Poju Oyemade, Senior Pastor Covenant Christian Centre








Covenant Bible Institute will hold a four-day course on "The foundations for Christian Living" an advanced Bible course.

Topics to be addressed include:
  • The Authority of the Written Word as our christian foundation.
  • How to build on the foundation of the Word.
  • Rightly dividing the word of truth. (Understanding the role of the Torah, the book of Prophets & Psalms, the Gospels, letters written by the Apostles)
  • Justification & Acceptance, Completeness, Sanctification and Consecration, our history in the first Adam and second Adam.
  • Understanding that through grace bought by the atonement of Christ, not only are our sins forgiven and the penalty of sins removed but it goes further to the destruction of the power and principle of sin in man.
  • The sovereignty of God and the human will.
  • The doctrine of baptisms: Baptism into water, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the baptism into the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.
  • Understanding the laying on of hands.
  • Repentance and faith towards God.
  • Understanding the living faith.
  • A look at the essential things that triggered waves of the Spirit in Nigeria. The truths emphasized.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Akpororo shares the joy of becoming a father for the first time.



Ace comedian, Akpororo, celebrated his entrance into fatherhood by posting a picture of his new baby on his Instagram page.

This is what he had to say.

You are welcome to my world the princess of RORO KINGDOM, thank you for bringing JOY to our world. Now u can call me papa somebody, @jose_bowoto you are the best woman in the world, I love you like kilode

Congratulations

New Music: TY Bello - Land of Promise (It is well)



As mentioned in an earlier post, TY Bello dropped a new song titled "Land of Promise (It is well)". According to her, she finished writing the song after she witnessed first hand the people in the destroyed parts of Northern Nigeria. According to her, "I saw first hand what it means to lose hope and how powerful and necessary hope is in moving forward. This song put hope on my lips and I hope it fires up the same in the heart of everyone that listens.

Listen to the song below.



Monday, August 29, 2016

Russia's Ban on Evangelism - First Known Victims Fined
























It will be recalled that on July 20, Russia’s law came into force banning virtually all types of evangelism outside of a church or religious site – including private homes and online. Only named members of organizations were allowed to share their faith, and even informal witnessing between individuals is forbidden. Those who breach this law will be fined.

Two individuals who are among the first known victims to have been fined to have disobeyed the law are a US citizen and the other a Ghanaian.

DREAM Gospel partners with Bishop TD Jakes' label to release the self-titled album for GRACE




The collaborative effort between Bishop T.D. Jakes, his label Dexterity Sounds and The Dream Label Group/Dream Gospel are set to release a self-titled album "GRACE". 

The first project under the new partnership was the single ’’Jesus did it’’ from the artist ’’GRACE’’ which was available for download on April 22. ’’Grace’’ from the Greek, charis meaning ’’to rejoice’’ is the name bestowed upon a group of five amazing voices of Psalmists Candy West, DeeDee Yancey, April Nevels, Ruby Cavazos and Shana Saint.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan visit Pope Francis at the Vatican







Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he shared his message of connecting people with Pope Francis at the Vatican City. He was accompanied with his wife Priscilla Chan.

He said they told the Pope how much they admired his message of mercy and tenderness, and how he’s found new ways to communicate with people of every faith around the world.

Wale Adefarasin and Lanre Olusola to Host the 3rd Edition of ''Mind the GapX'' Masterclass Series on 10th September




After two successful editions in March & June 2016, the organizers of Mind the Gap X master class have announced the commencement of registration for the follow-up series themed: Family and Finances. 

Mind The Gap X is a specialized bespoke marriage and family oriented master class for single, divorced, engaged and married people. Renowned life coach and psychologist, Lanre Olusola (The Catalyst), Senior Pastor and Founder of the Guiding Light Assembly (GLA) Wale Adefarasin and a host of financial gurus will be tackling issues that arise in relationships as a result of finances and also exploring ways to build wealth.

The Speakers at the 3rd edition are:
  • Wale Adefarasin: Senior Pastor and Founder of the Guiding Light Assembly
  • Lanre Olusola: Africa’s foremost Life Coach and Psychologist
  • Dr. Yemisi Adeyemi-Bero: Fertility Specialist
  • Praise Fowowe: Sexuality Educator & Strategist
  • Prof. Jumoke Oduwole: Senior Special Asst. to the Vice President on Trade, Industry & Investment
  • Adegoke Coker: Pastor & Author of Godfessions
  • Godman Akinlabi: Lead Pastor, The Elevation Church
  • Nomthi Odukoya: Chairperson, Fountain Initiative for Social Development
  • Osayi Alile: Strategy & Non-Profit Specialist

TY Bello dropping a new single soon. Watch out






































TY Bello is dropping a new song very soon. She shared this on her Instagram page some hours ago.

It's been a long time since she dropped a song. 

Waiting eagerly.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

When you know your identity in Christ, no outside force can take that away from you.

Watch this video...



Drug Trafficking - Two Nigerian Pilgrims Cleared in Saudi Arabia


Three Nigerian Pilgrims were arrested by the Saudi Arabian authorities for alleged possession of substance suspected to be cocaine but two of them have been released. 

This was confirmed in a statement in Abuja by NAHCON, The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria. 

The statement added that the arrested pilgrims from Kwara State were released following investigation that they were not guilty of the offence and that they were arrested in error. The two suspects whose identities are yet to be disclosed despite worry by some of the relatives of those performing the Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia.

The three pilgrims, who were among the first batch of 505 Pilgrims from Kwara, were arrested in Madinnah by Saudi Arabia security operatives on August 9th and 12th.

Pastor Paul Adefarasin Gifts his Music Director A Range Rover





Wilson Joel, House on the Rock Music Director was involved in an accident sometime last week; though he was unhurt but his car became scrap. 

Barely a week after the accident during Sunday service, Pastor Paul Adefarasin stopped the sermon midway, unplanned and decided to give Joel his Range Rover. The church went wild with excitement and Wilson couldn’t but express his excitement.

Quoting Pastor Adefarasin “I came to Church this Sunday morning with no plan to give away one of my cars, no plan. I didn’t even know, until this moment, that it is upon me to give it away. “The mega pastor went on to explain his reason for giving, “You know why? If you can’t walk your talk, you have no business in the pulpit. Number 2, it is more blessed to give than it is to receive.”

Joel in appreciation bowed before his Pastor, but Pastor Paul Adefarasin was quick to divert the glory to God and he said “Joel, don’t do that, bless God. I’m just an instrument. Don’t do that to me, I’m an instrument.’

Friday, August 26, 2016

Australian Police May Interview Cardinal Pell Over Child Sex Abuse Claims



Cardinal George Pell could be interviewed in Rome by Australian police over historic child sexual abuse allegations, please read here for previous post on allegations.

Cardinal Pell has called for an investigation into Australia's Victoria police and claimed he is the victim of a "scandalous smear campaign".

Victoria Police and assistant commissioner Steve Fontana are assessing the claims. In a statement, Victoria Police confirmed it has received advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in relation to both sets of allegations.

The cardinal has said he bore no ill feelings towards his accusers. "I bear no ill will and have no desire to cause them harm but what they say about me is not true," he said.

Pell added that he had not been approached by Sano for an interview.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Longest Serving Archbishop To Retire In January 2017




Archbishop of Wales Dr. Barry Morgan, will retire at the end of January 2017 on his 70th birthday, the announcement was made on August 23rd, 2016. 

Archbishop Morgan’s retirement will come just over a year after the death of his wife Hilary from cancer.

Dr. Morgan has served the Church in Wales as a bishop for twenty four years and the last fourteen of them as Archbishop. 

He is the longest serving Primate in the Anglican Communion. Dr. Morgan was elected as the 12th Archbishop of Wales in 2003, following Dr Rowan Williams on his appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Dr. Morgan said “It has been an enormous privilege to serve as Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff and to do so during such a momentous era in Welsh life. It’s been a rollercoaster ride but all along I have been sustained and inspired by the people I meet, day in day out, who live out God’s love in every part of Wales through their commitment and devotion to their churches and communities.”

“I would like to thank all those who have supported, shared and upheld me in my ministry over the years, particularly since Hilary’s death – the loss of her love, encouragement and friendship has been enormously hard to bear,” he said.






The leader of the devolved government in Wales, First Minister Carwyn Jones and The Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, John Davies paid tributes to Archbishop Morgan for his advice and wisdom on matters affecting the economic, social and cultural life in Wales; and also for his strong views and clear Christian convictions. 






During his tenure as Archbishop, Dr. Morgan has championed many changes in the Church in Wales, including a change in its law to enable women to be ordained as bishops and the implementation of a radical strategy, 2020 Vision, to help the church grow and prosper in the approach to its centenary year. 





Soul International Presents Soul Concert Season One




Soul International is ready to host the first season of the Soul Concert on Friday,September 9, 2016 at RCF FUNAAB Auditorium, Abeokuta, Ogun state. 

The gospel music concert is organized by Soul Crew and it will include music, comedy, talk, prayer, etc.

Red carpet starts at 7pm while the concert starts at 8pm.

Attendance is FREE.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Eight persons killed over blasphemy against Islam and Prophet Muhammad

Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari



It is reported that eight people were murdered on Monday over alleged blasphemy by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara in Zamfara State

According to various reports including Sahara Reporters and Vanguard, the student was said to have made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and was consequently attacked by a mob. The boy was said to have been beaten to pulp by the mob, and the man, whose name was simply given as Tajudeen, took him in his car and rush to a hospital.

The mob had gone to specifically attack the boy. However the fact that Tajudeen helped the boy, enraged the mob. An eye witness said the mob went to Tajudeed's house, descended on the occupants of the house and killed them also. They then set the house on fire. 

The state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, joined hundreds of people to bury the deceased

The governor, who called for an emergency Security Council meeting over the incident, expressed sadness and vowed that “no stone will be left unturned until all those behind this act are brought to book”. The police have imposed a 12-hour curfew in the community, from 7p.m. to 7a.m. daily until further notice, with warning that anyone caught violating the order would be prosecuted.

Same Sex Marriage: Australian Govt. Delays Referendum Until February 2017





The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and his administration has announced that it will delay the referendum on same sex marriage until February 2017; Turnbull had said he wanted the vote to be held next year. 

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the vote, called a plebiscite, is being pushed back to February.

“The government has always said that a decision on same-sex marriage will be made by a vote of all Australians in a national plebiscite to be held as soon as practicable,” a government spokesman said.

Late last week, the Australian Electoral Commission advised the Special Minister of State against the conduct of a plebiscite this calendar year.

A timeline for the vote would now be announced in September and that the question expected to be asked is: "Do you approve of a law to permit people of the same sex to marry?"

A large majority of Australians support marriage equality, according to polls.

President Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu and I by Oby Ezekwesili










I woke up yesterday to read a fictitious report credited to me by Sunday Tribune that I claimed President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve to be president. And on the basis of the fiction weaved together by a reporter, he let loose one of those now-very-common indecorous and rumor- inspired verbal assault from presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu. 

However, today, in one of those uncommon but very professional decisions, Tribune newspaper not only recanted on the story but also apologized to me. While I thank the newspaper for toeing the path of honour, I hope Mallam Garba Shehu will also be decent enough to admit his error of judgement and tender an unreserved apology for his falsehood and unwarranted attacks at me.

Notwithstanding, it is important not to lose sight of the real issue which is about the fate of 2000 young Nigerians who were employed into the Nigerian Immigration Service, after a rigorous and transparent process by the last administration, only for their services to be cynically dispensed with by the current administration. These are Nigerians from across the country.

Incidentally, I was drawn to their plight just because in driving past where they had congregated, I saw among them a friend and BBOG colleague, Hajia Aisha Yesufu, who, as it would turn out, had taken up their cause. I spoke with them briefly and I had pleaded with the president to look into their matter. Fortunately, in correcting the earlier wrong publication, Tribune has helped to bring out what I said in its story of today as captured below: FORMER Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, never said President Muhammadu Buhari did not deserve to be president. Our sister publication, Sunday Tribune, had attributed the statement to be part of what she said over the plight of 2,000 immigration service recruits who slept at the entrance of Aso Villa from Friday till Saturday morning.

Snatcha drops fun video of the track titled "Light"; featuring Mike Abdul



Snatcha (real name Adekunle Adeyoola) has just dropped a new video of the track titled "Light". This fun and playful features Mike Abdul of Midnight Crew.  The beat was done by Ace producer, Egarboi.

Snatcha is one half of the famous gospel group, RoofTop MCs.

The track, "Light" is from his new album "The Value of Nothing".  The value of Nothing is available on Itunes, Amazon, googleplay, spotify and every major online music store, you can also order physical copies at www.gumroad.com/snatcha and get a free gift from his Merchandise store and even FREE lunch with Snatcha.

Youcan connect with snatcha on

Twitter: @snatcha
instagram : soulsnatcha
facebook : www.facebook.com/snatcha
you can Text him on +441548312029
You can even add yourself to his phonebook : snatcha.superphone.io
Nice singalong track...

What do you think?



Also check it out on Soundcloud



Wear Grace signs on Sokleva Hughes as Ambassador (@weargrace)

















A Nigerian Clothing brand, Wear Grace, has signed on gospel artiste, Sokleva Hughes, one half of the famous Christian duo, Rooftop MCs as its ambassador.

Sokleva, (real name Olaitan Shobowale Hughes) shared this on his Istagram page saying
“People are going to judge the book by its cover, it’s human nature.
Why don’t you wear your conviction? If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many souls do you think a scripture is worth?
WearGrace is a brand that helps you put your garment where your faith is. And so it’s my pleasure to announce that yours truly is now an ambassador for the clothing brand, WEARGRACE!”@weargrace
Wear Grace is a brand focused on the promotion of Gospel Truth through the printing of Bible passage quotes on different kinds of outfits.

The contract signed yesterday, Sunday the 21st of August, endorsed Sokleva as an AMBASSADOR for the clothing brand.

Boluwaduro & GLA Hits iTunes, Amazon & CDBaby With New Album ‘What A Joy’






Boluwaduro and her amazing team GLA (God’s Living Altars) have released their much awaited new album ‘What A Joy‘. The album is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, Spotify and other major digital stores.

The 14-track LP features cameos from vocal powerhouse Psalmos, Mac Donald and Femi Temowo. When asked about the album, Boluwaduro said; “Reflecting on the joy we experience when we become one with the Father through the adoption by the shedding of the blood of Jesus, It is an eternal sweet experience that even death cannot stop. ‘WHAT A JOY‘ is an expression of that sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit that brings about all what the kingdom of God entails; Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost.

‘What a Joy‘ Track-listing

1. Your Banner I Raise
2. Oba Bi Olorun Osi
3. Reason (feat. Psalmos & Femi Temowo)
4. Halleluyah to the King
5. So so Praise
6. Dry Bones
7. Gbemisoke (Lifted)
8. When We Pray
9. Glory of the Latter
10. Se’loba
11. Onyeoma
12. Sweetest Praise
13 Mo Ti Ni Jesu
14 In Christ Alone (feat. Mac Donald)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Nigeria finally wins a medal at the Rio Olympics - Bronze in football

Sadiq Umar scored twice for Nigeria against Honduras.  Photo credit: BBC/Pedro Vilela/Getty Images






Nigeria finally picked up a medal in the ongoing Rio Olympics. The Dream Team VI got a bronze in football after beating Honduras by 3 - 2.

Nigeria was the first African country to win Gold in this same event in Atlanta 1996.

They also finished runners-up at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to take silver, where current under-23 coach Samson Siasia also coached the 'Dream Team' in China.

The team had a hurried start in the competition when they barely made it to Rio after an issue with their flight.

In a kind gesture, a Japanese billionaire Dr. Katsuya Takasu gave the Nigerian football team $390,000 for their performance at the event.






Dr. Takasu gave head coach of the team Samson Siasia US$ 200,000 while captain of the team Mikel Obi received the sum of US$120,000.

Nicole M Cullen on engagement to Donnie McClurkin: Not yet engaged but on the road to marriage.






Last week, we reported that Donnie McClurkin was getting married. Matt Crouch, of TBN, had announced that Donnie McClurkin was getting married. 

Admittedly Donnie was surprised about the revelation but sort of responded in confirmation.

Later there were some reports on social media that they were not engaged. Thereafter Donnie clarified the issue by saying that he was yet to pop the question and they were not indeed engaged.

Earlier this week, Nicole corroborated Donnie's latest remarks saying that "There's a protocol that both he and I want to honour. So, are we officially engaged? No," Mullen said. "Are we on the road to marriage? Yes."
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/donnie-mcclurkin-and-nicole-c-mullen-getting-married-but-not-engaged-168056/#uyYKzPsXbuJFxYOc.99

According to a Christian Post report,  she said this during her Periscope Bible study on Monday.

McClurkin said Monday on Periscope, however, that he and Nicole will be making a joint statement soon.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/donnie-mcclurkin-and-nicole-c-mullen-getting-married-but-not-engaged-168056/#uyYKzPsXbuJFxYOc.99
Donnie said on Periscope, that he and Nicole will be making a joint official statement soon
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/donnie-mcclurkin-and-nicole-c-mullen-getting-married-but-not-engaged-168056/#uyYKzPsXbuJFxYOc.99


During Mullen's Periscope Bible study on Monday, she spoke about the marriage announcement made on TBN's "Praise the Lord" last Thursday, saying that while the couple is "definitely on the road to marriage," they are not engaged.
"There's a protocol that both he and I want to honor. So, are we officially engaged? No," Mullen said. "Are we on the road to marriage? Yes."

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/donnie-mcclurkin-and-nicole-c-mullen-getting-married-but-not-engaged-168056/#p04beH3MzRDL6Hh4.99

@1stBonComedian Presents '1st Impression: Chapter 3' | 18th Sept; 2016





From the stable of Spaghetti Records, comes this witty event called 1STBON LIVE tagged 1ST IMPRESSION – CHAPTER THREE

1STBON LIVE is a family comedy show, music and live sitcom. It is aimed at providing decent and godly undiluted fun to ensure that ribs are cracked, any form of discomfort are OUT, and all sorrow will be traded for a live jokes from our host 1STBON.

Comedy By: Apkoproro, Teju Babyface, Owen G, Kenny Blaq, Dr Smile, Omobaba, Bash, Peteru. Still Ringing & More

Music: Mike Abdul, Big B, Monique, Bolaji Sax, Adam and many others.

Date: Sunday, 18th September 2016

Time: 4pm prompt

Venue: Events Centre - Plot 1, Blk B, Hakeem Balogun Street, off Cadbury, Agidingbi Road, behind MKO Gardens, CBD Alausa, Ikeja Lagos.

Ticket: Regular 2000, V.I.P 5000

For Enquiries And Reservation Call: 07025071777, 08187078887 & 07087005500

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

47th Annual GMA Dove Awards 2016: Nominees List




Since 1970 the GMA Dove Awards has honoured outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The show celebrates our rich musical diversity. Awards are presented to individuals representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more!

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the nominees in 44 categories for the 2016 Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. 

Family Dispute Over Ownership of Martin Luther King's Bible Ends




There had been a long running disagreement about the ownership of the Bible which Martin Luther King Jr. travelled with between his three surviving children: his two sons Martin and Dexter Scott who want to sell the Bible and their sister Bernice who does not.

The Bible became famous as it was carried everywhere by King in the 1960s as he led the civil rights movement. 

The consent order signed by a Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney says the items are to be released to his son, who is the chairman of the board of his father's estate. McBurney ruled that the keys to the safe deposit box are to be turned over to Martin. The bank is reportedly now set to release the Bible, Nobel medal and its accompanying certificate and box to him. King's three children are the sole shareholders and directors of the estate, with Dexter as its president and CEO. 

Pastor Adeboye replies "My Messages are not for everyone"




Apparently responding to the furore over his comments to men and women seeking life partners, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) posted on his Facebook page that his messages are not for everybody. 

Pastor had said in an ealrier sermon to his congregation that single men should not marry ladies that cannot cook or pray for one hour while he told single ladies not to marry a man who has no job.



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Church in Bangladesh Move to End Female Poverty and Child Marriages with Boost in Education




The Church of Bangladesh is helping women end poverty by providing accommodation for female students in an area where child marriage was common. The Diocese of Kushtia has provided two college hostels in Rajshahi and Meherpur that houses 21 students, aged between 17 and 19.

The students attend the Women’s Degree College in Meherpur, where they are studying arts, commerce and science. Facilities are provided for them in the hostel.

The Meherpur district once had the highest rate of child marriage across Bangladesh – with a rate of 64 per cent. But the area declared itself to be “child marriage free” earlier this year when some 15,000 people attended a meeting and made a pledge against it.

Olaide Olusanya Ready to Release New Single "City on a Hill" (@laideglow)




International Gospel Artiste, Olaide Olusanya is ready to release her debut single, ‘City On A Hill’ on August 20th, 2016. She quoted Matthew 5 vs 13 – 14 as her motto and inspiration for the song. 

“City On a Hill” is a her debut single from her upcoming album “You Reign”.

Olaide has been privileged to minister on the same platform with Don Moen, Nathaniel Bassey and a host of others.

She also serves as the Praise Leader in Winners Chapel Houston Intl. 

Olaide’s vision is to spread the light of God's love through her music

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bishop Charles Hammawa warns of different form of Islamic Hostility in Nigeria Persecuting Christians

A Roman Catholic bishop has raised concern over the persecution of nearly half a million Christians in the African nation by Islamic aggression which is taking a different form.

In an interview with Vatican Radio, Bishop Charles Hammawa, who heads the Diocese of Jalingo—located in the eastern part of the lamented how "suspiciously persistent" attacks by well-armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen are causing Christian farmers to lose their land. Hammawa said this land-grabbing scheme is most probably a new way for Muslims to take control of more land in Nigeria.

"It appears to be a strategy to deliberately populate areas with Muslims and, by the sheer weight of superior numbers, influence political decision-making in the region," he added.

The Roman Catholic bishop also wonders where Muslim herdsmen get their weapons for the past three years when this scheme has been going on.

"It's also suspicious that the herdsmen have access to sophisticated weaponry. There appears to be some financing of the Fulani aggression, which has left numerous dead, destroyed many communities and displaced thousands of people," Hammawa said.

He added that Muslims in the area seemed bent on using this scheme to gain more followers.

"Both faiths are committed to gaining new followers. The difference lies in the approach. Christianity uses persuasion through preaching. For Islam, it can be the case of a kind of coercion – the understanding that if you want to get anywhere in government, you have to be a Muslim," Hammawa explained.





Donnie McClurkin to Release New Album “The Journey (LIVE)” on Aug. 19th, 2016





Donnie McClurkin, is set to release his seventh solo album, THE JOURNEY (LIVE) on August 19, 2016. The dynamic fourteen-track album features eleven re-recorded classics as well as three powerful new songs. Pre-order THE JOURNEY (LIVE) today and instantly receive McClurkin’s latest single “I Need You” along with a brand new rendition of his hit song “Stand”.

As one of the top-selling and beloved Gospel music artists of all time, McClurkin continues to move audiences around the world. Currently, he can be seen on the multi-city, An Evening with Donnie McClurkin Tour. The tour is commemorating his 10th anniversary as host of the syndicated Donnie McClurkin Radio Show and is a special way for him to thank his fans for tuning in over the years. The tour features spoken word, praise and worship alongside McClurkin’s new music. The next stop will be on Saturday, July 30th at the Israel Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD.

“THE JOURNEY (LIVE),” Retail Link

http://smarturl.it/JourneyLive-All

Kenny Petty and Kyle Hubbard Intend to plant more churches to draw ‘hip-hop’ people

Young Pastors Kenny Petty and co-pastor/rapper Kyle Hubbard are in their fourth year of planting the Gate church in University City, a poor neighbourhood in St. Louis, Missouri. 

They are working hard to plant as many churches as possible in Missouri in order to draw people who have grown in hip-hop culture where rap music, gangs, urban clothing, art, poetry, hardship and violence have molded them.

Petty wanted to be part of a church (that was biblically sound and culturally relevant for people who had hip-hop background, who are absent from home, young pregnancies, women who are raising children alone, drugs, violence, and a sense of hopelessness) after he was released from prison for being a gang member at 19. 

New Video: El Light - I Praise You






































With much excitement, Gospel artist El Light finally unveils the highly anticipated video for his debut single 'I Praise You' - a praise offering featuring an unusual yoruba Ewi (poetry) to exalt the most high.

El Light made it known that the secret of multiplication is appreciation and we ought to give thanks to God irrespective of the circumstances we find ourselves.

Arowolo Israel Popularly known as El Light, is a gospel singer, songwriter & guitarist with a mandate of enlightening the world through music..

The video shot in Lagos, Nigeria was directed by the prolific Lexten.



New Music: Wonderful God - Eileen (@EileenGmusic)








Houston based gospel artist Eileen debuts her first single “Wonderful God” a new single that professes the glorious majesty of God. This song is the definition of heavenly inspiration and should be considered among top gospel songs of the year.

Eileen begun her music career in her local church, Christ Embassy aka Believers Loveworld in Houston Texas. She began as a choir member, later becoming the choir leader and currently serving as the Regional Choir Director-Texas. Under the tutelage, leadership and guidance of Rev Dr. Chris Oyakhilome and her regional pastor, Rev Ken Oyakhilome, she was equipped with the unappall message of Christ which laces all the lyrics and messages of her music.

“Wonderful God” is written by the singer/songwriter Eileen, Composed and arrangements by gospel sensation John Godfrey. produced by Da Genius. The collaboration of these talents resulted to this beautiful single(Wonderful God)

"Wonderful God" is now available for download on ITunes and Amazon Music This debut aims to uplift the listeners to glorify and praise God for His majesty; wondrous work, omniscient self-existing all powerful one, who reigns on high in fullness, splendor and glory!



Rev'd Father Peter Zuni Removed for Allegedly Marrying Two Wives


Reverend Father Peter Zuni of the Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Kakuri parish, Kaduna State, has been sacked for marrying two wives secretly. Reports say the first wife is dead while the second wife is nursing a baby for the 54-year-old Priest. 

Catholic doctrine stipulates that only unmarried men are ordained into the priesthood as they are obligated to swear to an oath of celibacy and observe perfect and perpetual service for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.

The Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Diocese, Bishop Ndagoso Manoso, confirmed the incident. He said “It is very unfortunate that this thing had to happen in my diocese. It is not an easy thing for me; if I tell you what I have been going through in the past few weeks over this issue; it has not been easy for me. Father Zuni was my classmate; we spent seven years in the seminary. 

At a time, he proceeded to Kaduna Polytechnic and read Accounting. “But this thing happened and nobody knew. But he has to face the sanction. We sacked and disrobed him because what he did is no longer compatible with his vocation as a priest. It was not true that he was transferred to any village. He was about to be transferred on normal routine, but when I heard of this story, I had to cancel the transfer and sack him. “It is true that he had affairs with two women and they both had children for him, but one of the women is late already. We are not God; we did not know on time until now that he was having affairs with two women.”

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Finally! Donnie McClurkin is engaged. He is getting married to Gospel singer, Nicole C. Mullen

Donnie McClurkin and Nicole C Mullen





Finally, Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin is getting married. This was revealed on TBN’s “Praise the Lord” show Thursday (August 11) night when he came on the show as a musical guest.

There had been rumours that the two were dating when they were seen together at this year's Stellar Awards together but they never confirmed this relationship.

Friday, August 12, 2016

New Music: Fiyin Fun – Tolu Ajayi (@Therealtoluajay)





Tolu Ajayi is out with a new single audio titled “FIYIN FUN”. 

Tolu Ajayi is a versatile gospel, inspirational and motivational singer, her sonorous voice blends all genre of music perfectly. A graduate of music from Lagos State University, she has worked with Tee Mac, Orlando Julius Kofi and a host of others. She’s the voice behind the popular ORISUN TV montage Song

Fiyin Fun means ‘Giving Him Praise’ – For all the things God has done for us, we should give Him praise.

This song is inspired by the Holy Spirit, lyrics composed by Tolu Ajayi. You can’t wait to hear this song. It’s not all about the voice alone but the attitude of praise been preached to us via this song. God bless you.



Christian Pentecostal Mission Int’l Presents ‘High Flyers 2016’ | 24th – 28th Aug | @Tmipconference





In 2008, the Lord placed a burden on the heart of Mercy Ezekiel Jnr. to gather youth representatives from across the states. In 2009, the first youth conference was held in the headquarters of Christian Pentecostal Mission Int’l .

The next year, over 2000 youths gathered and left the conference filled with the Holy spirit. There has been no stopping ever since. Thousands of young people have traveled from far and wide to be inspired to live for Jesus.

The National Youth Conference is a biennial event organised by Christian Pentecostal Mission located in Ajao Estate, Lagos. Its programs include THE MISSION IS POSSIBLE” event, aptly described as a mix of pep rally, hip-hop concert and church service.

HIGH FLYERS is the prophetic theme for this year's conference. As part of this year’s conference, the high flyers hope to capture inspirational stories of apostles in all sectors who have distinguished themselves and also qualify by kingdom standards to be named HIGHFLYERS

Venue: Christian Pentecostal Mission International, 10/12, Lateef Salami Street, Ajao Estate, Lagos - Nigeria

Date: 24th - 28th August 2016

Ministering: Rev. Dr. O. Ezekiel, Rev. Dr. Mrs. M. Ezekiel, Paul Chikwem, Kelechi Anyalechi, Maudlyn Chibunna, Mark Eti, Chuks Onyekaba, Dan Akandu, Ken Esekhaigbe & Mercy Ogechi Ezekiel

Guest Artists: Nathaniel Bassey, Efe Nathan, Chioma Jesus, Tim Godfrey, Buchi & Akpororo

Visit www.tmipconference.org for more information or Follow @TMIPCONFERENCE

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Don’t be distracted by Western Progressives – Dr. Josiah urges Anglican Leaders in Africa



Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearson, the secretary of the Anglican Communion has urged Anglican leaders in Africa not to ’’fall in line’’ with ’’socially progressive’’ views and programmes. He made this known to the members of the Council of African Provinces of Africa (CAPA) during their meeting in Rwanda, he said that the Church “will not crumble or bow the knee to a godless secular culture that despises the Bible and what it teaches” and he urged the Churches in Africa to remain focused on serving the people of the continent.

He further said that: “Through our work, we are the source of the gospel, of education, of democracy, of civil society and political parties; and of the reduction of maternal and child mortality on our continent,’’. These were not imports from outside but result from the work of our African grandfathers and grandmothers in the faith.

“They really believe that it will only be a matter of time before we fall in line with their view of the world, of culture, of marriage, of community; either through conviction or, if not, then through convenience''.

“But I want to suggest to you – our fathers in the faith – that you can change this view by determining to focus on securing the development of the poorest and most left behind in our societies''.

“Our African Churches can never be social progressives in the sense beloved of the West. We will never allow our churches to be taken over by views and programmes which suggest that the Bible is wrong. We will not crumble or bow the knee to a godless secular culture that despises the Bible and what it teaches''.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Dating - What is your motive? Crefo Dollar

I came across this video by Creflo Dollar and I think it is appropriate that Singles - male and female - listen to this.

The title is "Dating - What is your motive?"

Be sure to take heed!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Pastor Adeboye Impersonator Scammed my Father


A young woman has shared her story online (Lailasblog) telling how a man impersonating a popular clergy scammed her father. She said her pensioner dad was scammed by a man who claimed to be Pastor Adeboye of the Reedemed Christian Church of God. She said after her father made the payment of his widow's mite, he informed her and she felt uneasy about it. She discovered there were many accounts on Facebook that bore the name Enoch Adejare Adeboye and she could not recognize the real one.

She advised Nigerians to be more careful in their association with people in the quest for miracles or prayers especially on social media.

Below is what she shared:

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Muslim Refugees in the UK are Converting to Christianity







Muslims seeking asylum in the United Kingdom are converting to Christianity at a parish church in the English Midlands. A U.K. publication reports that three to four Muslim migrants accept Christ each week at St. Mark's church in Stoke-on-Trent. Some say they were first turned away from local mosques even though they were homeless and needed help.

On one Saturday afternoon, 15 refugees were baptized at the church. Rev. Sally Smith presides over the congregation. She has allowed asylum seekers to stay in her own home, provided them meals, given them clothes, purchased shoes for their children and even made sure their medical needs were met. 

The church is filled with donations of what's needed to start a new home. Members provide food parcels to the refugees twice a week. Language lessons are even offered and, if needed, the Muslim migrants are given bus fare.

Refugees who have made a dangerous trip across several continents end up being dropped off in Stoke. They learn by word of mouth that Smith will lend a helping hand.

She said the church also becomes a family to those who find themselves alone.

"With the mass movement from across the world we have got people of faith coming into secular society and faith really matters to them," Smith said. "And they are not too bothered, as bothered as we may think, about how that faith is expressed."




Colleagues Laughed at me when I gave my life to Christ - Nollywood Actress Eucharia Anunobi



Veteran actress, turned Evangelist, Eucharia Anunobi in a recent interview opened up on the discrimination and challenges of being a born-again Christian.

She shared how her colleagues reacted when she gave her life to Christ. She said “ I remember years ago when I gave my life to God, my colleagues were laughing at me. ‘Your mates are busy doing aristo, your mates are busy seeing governors, your mates are busy going to the clubs in Victoria Island, Ikeja, and everywhere, you sey na church you wan go”. 

She also said “They used to say that ‘something is wrong with Eucharia’. ‘Can you imagine with all her degrees, and doctorate in waiting, na to go church?’ But today, by the grace of God, where I sit they can’t sit; where I go they can’t go. I sit with governors and presidents not for aristo, and not for someone to take me to a corner of a room to sleep with me.“

Eucharia came into limelight for her role in the movie series ‘Glamour Girls‘ in 1994 and has gone on to star in over 90 movies including ‘Abuja Connection‘ and ‘Letters to a Stranger’

gemWOMAN MAGAZINE TO HOLD 10TH EDITION OF BSS LAGOS





From a small gathering hosting 150 women in 2007 the gemWOMAN Magazine’s annual women’s conference, Body, Soul and Spirit has indeed come a long way. This year, the leading inspirational lifestyle outfit will be celebrating the 10th anniversary edition of the highly sought-after event in grand style.

Over the years, BSS has grown in attendance, with 2,500 women attending in 2015 from various cities across Nigeria such as; Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ile–Ife, Ibadan, Akure, Ilorin, Abeokuta, Osogbo, etc. Over the years, we’ve experienced a growing number of women coming from cities outside Lagos.

Nigerian artist, Lynxxx, celebrates one year of giving his life to Christ.



Popular Nigerian hip-hop recording artist and entrepreneur, Lynxxx, took to his Instagram page, yesterday, to celebrate his one year anniversary of giving his life to Christ.

Lynxxx real name is Chukie Edozien and he is the son of Chief John D. Edozien, a former deputy governor of old Bendel State in Nigeria.

In 2010 he released his debut studio album This is Lynxxx and went on to become the first Nigerian artist to be endorsed by the global brand Pepsi.

Eagerly waiting for his new album....



Bishop Removes Seminary Priests Over Gay Sex App Claims



The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin removed trainee priests from the seminary in Ireland over claims on the use of the gay sex app, Grindr, and failure of the authorities to properly investigate it.

The move is the latest scandal to hit the Catholic Church in Ireland, after the reports of child sex abuse stretching back decades and of church leaders' complicity in covering them up. 

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said a series of anonymous allegations about a gay sex culture at the Maynooth seminary, where over 50 students are training to be priests, had been compounded by the college authorities' failure to investigate. 

There were also allegations that students who had spoken to the authorities had been dismissed from the seminary. The president of the seminary, Hugh Connolly, said no investigation had taken place because there had been no official complaint.

My statement was an advice, not an attack on Buhari - Rev. Francis Mbaka



Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, on Saturday advised President Muhammadu Buhari against marginalisation of any part of the country in his appointments. This was contained in a statement released by his media aide, Mr. Maximus Ugwuoke, in response to media reports that the cleric attacked the President in a recent message, where he lamented the level of hunger and hardship in the country. Mbaka said that he only admonished the President against marginalising parts of the country in his appointments.

The statement reads, “Fr. Mbaka equally advised the President on being careful about how he appoints people to prominent positions, so that no region will appear marginalised, as happened in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation board and charged the President to make sure that those around him are not misguiding him.

“He advised the President on human empowerment and making sure that those who worked for him (Buhari) during the election ought to be empowered – as one good turn deserves another.”

“Fr. Mbaka merely reinstated the obvious sufferings that Nigerian are facing (which even the President himself had at points acknowledged and sued for patience and perseverance) and advised the President on the ways to tackle it, that is, by engaging economic gurus and listening to good advisers.

“He pleaded the President to begin a war against hunger, as many are dying hopelessly.

“He stressed that if the hunger, anger and danger continue, Nigerians may not vote for him again, as they would mistake him for the cause of these maladies while in fact he is a solution.

New Video: Ogologo – Jonas Dan (@Jonasdan2)





Award Winning Gospel Artist, Jonas Danielson Ugochukwu known as JONAS DAN drops a new video of the hit song OGOLOGO.

JONAS DAN is the host one of the best and biggest Gospel musical concert in Lokoja, kogi state which holds every 1st of January. He has ministered on the same platform with other famous gospel Artist like, Kenny Kore, Chris Morgan Asuekiye, Samsong, Ekeng Bassey, Lord bishop, Dr Panam Percy Paul, Minister J.R Amaga and Evang Reinhard Bonnkhe during his crusade in 2011 in Kogi state Nigeria.

He has won the (GOM) award back to back as the best praise worship leader in the middle belt & north central respectively.

Catholic Leaders Reprimand Joe Biden, a Practicing Catholic for Officiating Same Sex Marriage

Vice President, Joe Biden, officiating a gay marriage between Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie 

On Friday, leaders in the Catholic Church were furious that one of their own acted like love was more important than the condemnation of homosexuality.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops posted a statement online reprimanding Biden for what he did, while it didn’t mentioned his name, seemed to clearly rebuke the vice-president for the public action opposing the Church’s teachings, Religion News Service reports. Find the statement below:

“When a prominent Catholic politician publicly and voluntarily officiates at a ceremony to solemnize the relationship of two people of the same-sex, confusion arises regarding Catholic teaching on marriage and the corresponding moral obligations of Catholics. What we see is a counter witness, instead of a faithful one founded in the truth” wrote Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The statement was cosigned by Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone and Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski. 

Biden received public permission to perform the ceremony though he wasn’t acting as a representative of the Catholic Church.

According to a statement, the grooms, Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie, asked Biden to marry them, and Biden obtained a temporary certification from the District of Columbia. BuzzFeed reports that Mosteller is the director of Oval Office operations, and Mahshie is a trip coordinator for Michelle Obama.

New Audio + Video: Oba Onibu Ore – Precious Sam Ft. Psalm Ebube & Psalmist Israel





Precious Sam Ayodele is here again with another hit banger titled "Oba Onibu Ore" from his new album “The Future”.

After dropping ALAGBAWI which is still trending, the multi-talented musicologist decided to get his fans, family and friends dancing to Oba Onibu Ore–a song of praise and thanksgiving. The video is clean, full of groove and unlimited thanksgiving both in the Igbo and Yoruba way.

Oba Onibu Ore is a song of thanksgiving and praise. Thanksgiving is a lifestyle from the creation to the creator. This song features Psalm Ebube and Psalmist Israel. Song produced by PVP music and video directed by Big Eye Films.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Disarm all Fulani Herdsmen Ravaging the Country, Church of Nigeria Tells Buhari




The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion expressed displeasure with the widespread attacks on farming communities by the herdsmen in different parts of the country, stressing that the situation was contrary to Nigeria’s desire to promote agriculture. They have however called on the Federal Government to take decisive actions to disarm Fulani herdsmen, so as to stem the rising wave of attack and killings of harmless farmers.

It also called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to a create a plan on how to stop the killing of Christians in the country.

The remark was contained in a communiqué issued on Sunday by Bishop Rev. Duke Akamisoko after the second session of the third synod held at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, Kubwa in Abuja.

The Bishop also called on the three arms of government to guard the constitutional provisions of freedom of worship and association.

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