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TB JOSHUA: PROPHET NEVER HONORED AT HOME

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TB JOSHUA: PROPHET NEVER HONORED AT HOME

TB Joshua has been praised by Steve Osuji – Editorial Board, The Nation Newspaper. Read his article below .

FROM EAST AND WEST THEY COME: Let me confess upfront that I am one of those Nigerians who doesn’t honor this prophet. But let me also state that I don’t count one bit.

His mega church in the dingy Ikotun-Egbe suburb of Lagos mainland is always filled to the brim anyways – most times with more foreigners and whites in attendance than Nigerians.

Temitope Balogun Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN) has his mass of followers mainly from South America, South Africa, East and Central Africa. You would think he cast a spell on them.

He also has in utter thralldom many presidents of African countries who probably believe he’s the awaited messiah. They include presidents of Liberia, Tanzania, Malawi, among others. Many of them worship in SCOAN’s headquarters in Lagos.

When a wing of the posh guest house in the Synagogue collapsed in 2014, over 80 South Africans were among the 115 fatalities. But that hasn’t made a dent on TB or the sprawling holy ground of the Synagogue.

SCOAN AS NIGERIA’S MECCA: On a trip to China two years ago, a group of about 50 passengers were members of the Synagogue. How did I know? They were in uniform and they all had on their chest, the badge bearing the head of the Prophet in the Synagogue.

They where from Tanzania perhaps and they acted as if they were from a pilgrimage to heaven. They kind of looked at us Nigerians in the plane with a mixture of pity and disdain. These fellas don’t know what they have, they ought to be living in the Synagogue if they knew what is good for them. They disembarked in Ethiopia.

On my return journey, another batch of over 50, perhaps from Malawi this time, connected from Ethiopia to Lagos. Badges, uniform and all the appurtenance of the Synagogue, including the we-are-heaven-bound attitude.

I was to learn later that Prophet Joshua is probably responsible for over 50% of the tourism business in Nigeria. The much imposing SCOAN headquarters had become a global religious monument. SCOAN has also lifted it’s seedy Ikotun neighbourhood into an economic hub. Hotels have sprung up and many houses in its vicinity have been upgraded and converted to lodges.

One would expect that the Lagos State Government would be moved by the surge of foreign visitors to fix the roads and give the Ikotun-Egbe some face lift. But our leadership of this age is much too dim…

THE BOY FROM MANCHESTER UNITED: Apart from the fact that Prophet TB was 57 years on June 12, my interest in him has been kindled once again by the recent report of the visit to the Synagogue by a teenager from Manchester.

According to the report (see illustration), 16-year-old Angel Gomez, a recently promoted first team player of Manchester United (yes, same Man. U), was at Ikotun-Egbe home of Synagogue.

The young lad who was captain of the junior team said in a video that he had been struggling with injuries, that was what brought him to see the prophet. His parents had been followers of The Prophet so they advised him to seek the healing touch of the man in the Synagogue.

But Synagogue had for long, actually been the playground of numerous top footballers and other celebrities.

Kanu Nwankwo was there; Ogenyi Onazi was there, among others. The visit of the young Manchester boy may open a floodgates of Premier League players repairing to the holy land in Ikotun.

WHAT MAKES THIS PROPHET TICK?: As editor of NEWAGE newspaper thereabouts 2004 I had interviewed TB Joshua in his Ikotun coven before he turned it into the gilted haven it is now.

My reporter and I were on edge, being taken through the labyrinthine tunnels of Synagogue to TB Joshua’s office.

It was then a small clustered office that was barely enough to sit the three of us. At a time when his fame was on the upward spiral and he was feuding with many Nigerian televangelists who accused him of being full of vile and much sorcery, he appeared simple and very ordinary. His words were mundane and his bearing plebeian. He was just constructing the monstrously large headquarters and guesthouses. He took us on site tour. He told us that he had in mind a five-star lodge for his foreign guests. They wouldn’t need to lodge in Sheraton and have to shuttle, he explained. He had a bakery, water factory, press and recording studio in situ in the facility.

He handed us numerous tapes; he made us sit through a deliverance session. So many South Americans were in the huge crowd even then. People felled wholeheartedly as if they were being electrocuted. They were being rid of dark, malevolent spirits. I didn’t see, I wasn’t moved, but they insisted the spirit was moving in their midst.

His detractors said he got his powers from the bracken-filled stream that separates Ikotun from Ejigbo where he started in a dank shed. His chief opponent, Pastor Chris Okotie insisted TB was of the devil.

A MAN OF PEACE, CONFOUNDING HIS DETRACTORS: But the man in the Synagogue has confounded his detractors. He continues to win follower, especially from abroad; his crusades would fill the biggest stadium in South America; he is said to be worth over $10 billion, and he is indeed, far larger than Nigerians could ever imagine.

One point to note though is that he seems a man of immense peace. He appears to have much too much to do than to have time for anything else. He simply faces his front, not minding his critics or even the government. His critics must have been weary of trying to call him out.

Just as in early 2000 when I chatted with him, I still have no opinion either way than to say that the ways of God are most confounding!

Steve Osuji – Editorial Board, The Nation Newspaper, Wednesday, June 17, 2020

I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.

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Grace Nation Mid-year Cross Over : The Remaining 6 Months of The Year Will be Harvest In All Side For Kingdom Promoters – Dr Chris Okafor

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Grace Nation Mid-year Cross Over : The Remaining 6 Months of The Year Will be Harvest In All Side For Kingdom Promoters - Dr Chris Okafor

It is the Spirit of God that gives inspiration to make wealth and be successful in Life, Although when God Position you for greatness you will definitely meets obstacles but when you understands the Legal technicality and The Principles of the Almighty God in the place of service, you exile in your endeavours

Speaking at the Day 3, of the ongoing Mid year Cross Over Conference at Grace Nation International Headquarters in Ojodu Berger Lagos Nigeria, The Senior Pastor of the Church Popularly known as The Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor said, the remaining second half of the year according to what he hears from God shall be, Months of Harvest for those who Promotes God’s Kingdom, the Man of God started further that the Kingdom is not about sentiment but Principles, he added in as.much as you understand the Methodology and the Legal Technicality of Give and take, you will definitely harvest in Multiples

In his sermon with theme “Breaking The Limit” Dr chris okafor Emphasised that when God assign you for greatness the enemies will like to limit you, but it is good you know which weapon you can deploy to battle the limit,

The man of God Continue that, there are various kind of Limit Projected by the Enemies, he said some limits are Poverty, sickness, barrenness, altars and barriers, but when you understand the source of such Limit, to tackle it now become something with else, Prayers and fastings is good but when you Practices Kingdom Partnership, when you partner with God, in return God too will Partner with you, therefore you break out of any Limits, God does not give to those who are not into Partner with him, the Apostle of God remarked

There is an antidote to escape death and the simple but hard to abide is by worshiping God in Truth and in Spirit, when you uses what God gave you to worship him, he marked you with the blood and when the Death come and see your mark, Death pass over, i am a commited kingdom promoter, i service God like no Tomorrow this is the reason, anytime death came knocking, My families and myself Escape, No matter how far they have gone in there conclusion we escape, Dr chris Okafor Concluded

It was a praise and worship jamboree at the Conference (Night Vigil) As foremost Popular Gospel Act with wonderful Solo Voice Who is also a Son of the Prophet Gabriel Peters dazzles faithfuls with his popular latest track and many more, as faithfuls dance to there next Level and to Harvest bountifully in the second half of the year

The Realms of the Prophetic witness another tsunami in the kingdom of Darkness as acclaimed strong man behind many family predicaments were smoke out, Leaving many demonic altars empty,,

One of the interested scenero was that of a woman who was fires a spiritual arrow on her leg, she could not walk to church but after prayers and deliverance by God servant the arrow give way and the swollen leg come back to normal,
So many mind blowing testimonies, meanwhile 64 woman receives their miracle babies at the conference on Day 3, Over 1000 Participants gave there lifes to christ, this is the most important aspect of the conference, ,

The Special thanksgiving service for the annual conference Continue on 26th June 2022 at the international Headquarters of the church in Ojodu Berger lagos Nigeria,

The sunday program is also tagged as the Cultural Sunday Service of the church where faithfuls and Participant are expected to Dress in the Native Attires

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Northern Elders Forum’s Top Shot, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed , Describes Peter Obi

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Northern Elders Forum's Top Shot, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed , Describes Peter Obi

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed the Northern Elders Forum National Publicity Director has taken to Twitter to describe who Peter Obi after spending time with the Labour Party Presidential Candidate.

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed said Peter Obi is not an ethnic candidate. He advised those project him to stop selling him as an ethnic candidate .

READ : Why We Have Not Announced Peter Obi And Kwankwaso Alliance – Doyin Okupe

I spent valuable time with Mr Peter Obi this morning.I wish those who see him as an ethnic candidate can get to know him better.I also wish those who try to sell him will tone down his ethnic identity.I hope the nation will see the candidates up close, we could see a revolution.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed tweet on Peter Obi

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Obasa Celebrates Sanwo-Olu At 57, Praises Gbajabiamila

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Obasa Celebrates Sanwo-Olu At 57, Praises Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as they both mark their birthdays.

While Governor Sanwo-Olu celebrates his 57th birthday, Gbajabiamila is 60.

In his congratulatory message to Sanwo-Olu signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, Dr. Obasa told the Governor: “Your purposefulness and dedication to serving the people of Lagos has resulted in unprecedented achievements even in the face of current economic realities.

“Under your administration and supported by the state legislature, our dear state has kept on setting the pace for others to follow as we grow greater and develop better.

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“As you celebrate your birthday, my colleagues and I pray to God to continue to keep you in good health, amen.”

The Speaker also commended Gbajabiamila for making Lagos and Nigeria proud over his maturity and the ways he had run the affairs of the House of Representatives.

“Your exemplary leadership and initiatives in the conduct of legislative business have constantly stood you out as a worthy legislator that deserves to be celebrated.

“History will always be kind to you as the architect of transformational leadership in the House of Representatives with your remarkable landmark achievements.

“I wish you sound health, outstanding success, more wisdom and long life, amen,” Obasa prayed.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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