2019 presidential Election: CAN Declare Non-partisan

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) will not endorse any presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, president of the group, Rev. Samson Ayokunle said.

Ayokunle urged Nigerians to vote according to the leading of the Holy Spirit and their consciences, adding that credibility and integrity should guide their choice. The Presidential election, along with National Assembly election will hold on 16 February. CAN made its position known in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the CAN president.

Ayokunle said CAN is for God and His people and is apolitical, non-partisan and impartial. “Our members cut across all political divides and some of them are even contesting for one post or the other including the Presidential. So, the idea of endorsing any candidate as favourite does not arise. We have not and will not endorse any candidate for any elective office in the country,” he said.

CAN recently held a meeting with 14 Presidential Candidates in Abuja for briefings on their plans for the nation. Ayokunle said at the end of the meeting, the association came out with a position not to endorse any of the candidates. The CAN president said the association recognises Nigeria’s multi-religious and multicultural composition and it is not in denial of these realities.

“However, in our federal system, it is crucial for all constituents to commit to respect the fundamental human rights of other groups as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended. It is against this background that CAN raise serious concerns with the candidates over the sustained violent attacks and persecution of the Church in Nigeria today.

CAN understands that if the principle of good governance (transparency, accountability, equity, inclusiveness and consensus building) are the hallmarks of governance, it would lead to accelerated development and prosperity for the people of Nigeria. This is our sincere desire, hope and prayer,” he said.

He said that the expectation of CAN was that whoever emerges as president and vice-president would address the myriad of critical national concerns and challenges. “In biblical times, God raised Prophets at different times to speak up against national leaders and policies that promoted injustice against the very people such leaders were called to serve. God placed the responsibility of the security and welfare of the citizens on leaders of nations. Nigeria cannot be an exception,” he said.

The cleric said the association noted with encouragement that the candidates interviewed subscribed to its (CAN’s) values as expected of the President of the Federal Republic. He added that actions should speak far louder than words if anyone of them is elected.

“To this end, CAN will watch closely as the character of the presidential candidates unfolds before, during and after the forthcoming elections,” he said. Ayokunle said that the Christian community is deeply concerned about the misfortunes that had befallen the Nigerian state in recent years. These concerns, which must never be swept under the carpet, make the strongest case for setting a standard for how responsible and well-meaning Nigerians should vote in the coming elections,” he stressed.

The CAN president urged all Christians to ensure they were in possession of their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), and use sound judgment in voting. Ayokunle said that they should ensure that sentiments were eschewed and wisdom was applied in making the decision on the ballot paper.

“Let us be circumspect and discretional. Above all, let the Holy Spirit of God direct you in the voting. Think about the greater good of Nigeria, and not primordial sentiments. All Christians are enjoined to remain vigilant during the voting exercise and promptly report any suspicious undertaking at voting centres,” he advised.

He urged all Christians to stay away from any violence or mob action, whatsoever, no matter the provocation. “Decency, lawfulness and godliness should guide us in any act of disagreement”, he said. The cleric said the choice of CAN remains any candidate who exhibits godliness, trustworthiness, sincerity of purpose, decency, patriotism, true commitment to national service and who would show care for the Christian community in the nation.

“Christians are called upon to vote credible and trusted candidates into the various elective positions. We must also be discerning about their policy and the understanding of policy details,” he said.

THE OMNIPOTENCE MISSION OF GOD CHURCH SET FOR BETHEL 2019

The Omnipotence Mission of God Church Worldwide, popularly known as BOSORO , is set for this year’s Bethel 2019.
The assemblies of gathering of The Omnipotence Mission of God Church is as usual catching virtually every member of the popular church.
Already, the various service groups in the church have stepped up their preparations to excel during the event, which has “Dominion” as its theme this year.
BETHEL IS SET FOR THE PROGRAM:
The event organized by the Omnipotence Mission of God Church worldwide commence at Bosoro Beach, after Suntan Beach , Akoro B/Stop, Badagry – Same Express Way, Badagry, Lagos, date 9TH – 14TH JANUARY 2019.
Come witness the presence of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is alive, the grace is abundance to break you free from every captives.
THE OMNIPOTENCE MISSION OF GOD CHURCH HEAD QUARTER
2, Oloruntimilehin Street, Akinogun Bus-Stop, Off Pipeline, Mosan, Ipaja Road, Lagos.
P.O Box 2351, Ipaja-Lagos.


The spiritual event meant for the renewal and empowerment of believers, a close mouth is a closed destiny, come and witness the anointing of Holy Spirit, Jesus is saying something in your case, God loves you.
Take a step of faith, visit Suntan Beach , Akoro B/Stop, Badagry – Same Express Way, Badagry, Lagos, date 9TH – 14TH JANUARY 2019.

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The Omnipotence mission of God, Invite you to witness Power of Holy Spirit in BOSORO, 2019 BETHEL

The Founder of omnipotence mission of God – bosoro IJOKO Parish, (Dr) Oloruntimileyin Joshua Daramola. JP, has announced the upcoming programmed, BOSORO 2019 BETHEL,”the theme of the sermon, Address: Bosoro Beach, after Suntan Beach , Akoro B/Stop, Badagry – Same Express Way, Badagry, Lagos, Date: 9TH – 14TH JANUARY 2019, come let’s Praise the Lords that will vindicate you from all kind of family cures, breaking away every hidden yokes and bondage, annihilating all manners of Hexes and stubborn Curses to the barest minimum.

Recently, observers has commented about this great prophetic man of God, (Dr) Oloruntimileyin Joshua Daramola. JP, who many say is performing excellently well in his Church and has impacted into the lives of churches, especially those whose lives are affected in a daily basis in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

(Dr) Oloruntimileyin Joshua Daramola. JP, has been a thorn in the flesh of satanic kingdom, a member of the church who disclosed to the Journalists about his tremendous act by helping the needy, and his spirited kindness and generosity, he said that when rating who is who in Nigeria Christendom, he rated (Dr) Oloruntimileyin Joshua Daramola. JP, as a Demon Buster of this generation, considering his past and recent breakthrough he has achieved by settling the captives free from all kind of adversities.

(Dr) Oloruntimileyin Joshua Daramola. JP, has become a terror to the kingdom of darkness, he has liberated  several families from a stubborn spiritual problem that seems adamant, and has demonstrated a strength of good leadership in Nigeria Christendom.

He further disclosed in one of his sermon, about being a true genuine born again christian, the fruit of holy spirit, he stated that all that glitters are not gold, given so many reasons, and identifying good leadership in Christendom, and true believer of Christ Jesus.

He said, most people are propagating a false teaching, that once you profess to be  Born Again by mouth, that you are free, he condemn those teaching as being false teachings and unbiblical, looking at this scripture, 2 Corinthians 5:17, So that if any one is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old state of things has passed away; a new, he says, sincerely that once you claimed to be born again, you will start doing so many good deeds that will outweigh your previous sins, he further explains, for example, someone that murdered person, you now claimed to be born again, have you forgotten that the soul you murdered could be the breadwinner of the family, and you have put so many people in a jeopardy, also by so doing, you have permanently placed them under everlasting sorrow, so how then did you believe that you are born again, he further advises such perpetrators to hear the good news, he gave criteria to overcome such sin, here are criteria: start caring for the widows, the sorrowful, the old people, the sick and orphans etc. Continuously, by so doing, if your good deeds outweighs your bad act, your sin could be forgiven.

(Dr) Oloruntimileyin Joshua Daramola. JP, he preaches the word thoroughly, also hinting a true salvation, Dr Joshua is a proven clergyman with immense repute, and with a great integrity, and his leaving no stone unturned when it comes to prophetic word of God.

The highlight of the Bethel 2019, come and be a Born Again as a Christian/Believer/True Worshiper, JESUS/Holy Spirit will come and abide in your SPIRIT. Demons CANNOT get INTO your Spirit he said, come and  witness true power of the Holy Spirit in BOSORO 2019 BETHEL.


Pastor Adeboye Gives Powerful Marching Order That Must Be Obeyed, by RCCG Members,

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has given a serious warning to members of the church to restrain themselves from buying any item that displays his picture, the items such as stickers, key holders and books, among others.

Adeboye condemned the act while speaking at the ongoing Holy Ghost Congress 2018 at Mowe in Ogun, Adeboye, as he believed displaying his pictures on items, was against God.

He said he did not approve anyone to use his picture on key holders, stickers and other items.

“I am human, I am not God, and I am not ready to take the Glory of God”, NAN quoted him as saying.

“What these people are doing can lead to trouble for me, for God will not share his glory with anyone. If someone shares Glory with God, the person is as good as dead.

“If you see anyone selling any item with my picture or my wife’s picture on it, report them to the police,” Adeboye said.

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2019: Catholic knight cautions parties to be non-partisan politics

AKnight of Saint John, Sir Moses Ugwu, has urged Catholic priests to steer clear of partisan politics by resisting the temptation to endorse candidates ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Ugwu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday, saying that some clerics were getting it wrong by endorsing candidates or political parties.He said the responsibility of a priest is to guide his followers and win more souls for God.The knight said political leaders needed the prayers of priests, especially when they are not doing well, adding that clerics should avoid heating up the polity.

Ugwu said priests and pastors were not in any way suppose to appear partisan both in body language, preaching or activities or as fathers to all.“The whole congregation and entire people are looking up to them, taking side by endorsing candidates will be counterproductive and will promote disunity in the country,” he said.
Contributing, Mrs Angela Agbo, the President of St. Jude’s Catholic Parish, Abakpa Nike Enugu, urged the priests to be clear, straight forward and spiritual in their utterances in public.She said it is wrong for clerics to indulge in predictions of the outcome of general elections because it could go either way at the end.

Agbo said it would be embarrassing for a priest or a pastor when the result of an election turned out to be negative adding that it was not advisable for a priest to endorse a candidate, support a political party or predict the outcome of an election.She emphasised the need for catholic priests to stick to their callings which, she said, was essentially the winning of souls for God.

She reminded priests dabbling into politics of the day they would account for their actions before God who is watching their actions and utterancaes.

Foundation to assist Muslim children to recite the Qur’an

A centre for Quranic recitation, Nurul Yaqeen Islamic Foundation, has pledged to provide solution and assist Muslim children in recitation of glorious Qur’an at their tender age.

The Coordinator of the Foundation, Imam Yahya Al-Yolawi, made the pledge at the Annual Quranic Graduation Walimah, in Abuja.

Al-Yolawi said the islamic centre was committed to mentoring and training children on how to read and write Arabic text as well as basic Islamic knowledge before they get to secondary school level.

He also said that the Foundation was determined to ensuring that the islamic centre became the best education facility in the metropolis in terms of Quranic teaching and Islamic education as well as formal education.

The cleric disclosed that the centre from 2012 to date had trained over 100 students to read Qur’an, write and read Arabic text, adding that there were currently 16 children being tutored.

He further said that the centre would graduates many students, who would complete their recitation of the glorious Qur’an in the next couples of months.

According to him, the management of the centre is working assiduously to ensure that it becomes a leading Islamic centre with high quality and ICT based teaching facilities.

Al-Yolawi commended parents and guardians of the students for their tireless efforts toward the educational pursuit of their children.

Speaking Earlier, the Executive Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Alhaji Adamu Candido, expressed determination of the council to continue to support both Islamic and western educational pursuit of children in the AMAC.

Candido, represented by his Special Assistant on Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Sani, noted that education is the bedrock of socio-economic development in any society.

MURIC TO CAN: You can’t monitor 2019 elections

The Muslim Rights Concern has reacted to moves by the Christian Association of Nigeria to deploy 300 observers during the 2019 elections as well as what it termed certain subterranean manoeuvres in the political arena.
According to the Islamic human rights organization in a statement signed by its Director and Founder, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, CAN is over-reaching itself.
The statement said: “CAN is overreaching itself. The monitoring of elections in this country has never been based on religious affiliation. The last time we checked, no country in the whole wide world has been doing that. The avalanche of non-govermental organizations (NGOs) are more than enough as neutral observers. We advise CAN to give unto Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar (Mathew 22:21).
“Come to think of it, how does CAN expect to guarantee its neutrality as an observer? Who doesn’t know what the reports of CAN’s observers will contain? It is very simple given the anti-Muslim threats and post-Christian comments of pastors in the past two years. Christian clergies have openly exhorted their followers not to vote for Muslims. So what they will be reporting as observers is very easy to guess. CAN has shown beyond any reasonable doubt that it has vested interest. We therefore advise the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) to ignore CAN’s request on the issue of observers.”
MURIC also accused CAN of seeking to impose Christian governors in all South Western states.
It said: “Our neighbours do not believe in sharing with others. They must take everything. To them the method does not matter. Fair or foul means mean the same to them.   Otherwise how does one explain CAN’s demand that INEC should declare Ademola Adeleke as the winner of Osun gubernatorial election when CAN is not unaware that Adeleke scored F9 parallel in WAEC and the police has a case of examination malpractice waiting for him?
“What kind of governor will Adeleke be? What example can he give the youths of the State of Osun? Will he have the moral right to condemn students who engage in examination malpractice or cultism? Adeleke will certainly desecrate the revered office of the governor. Or does CAN think dancing alone is enough as qualification for the post of governor? CAN wants to sacrifice excellence on the altar of mediocrity. Just because of religion? How does a governor with such a low level of education appreciate the value of education in the state? How will he relate with professors and doctorate degree holders in his executive when no hospital has the cure for inferiority complex?
“We like to place it on record that CAN is the one that often forces MURIC to engage it in polemics.
We cannot keep quiet when CAN adopts an aggressive political agenda which is detrimental to the interest of Muslims. MURIC has a moral obligation to defend the interest of Muslims. The atmosphere will be cleaner and safer if CAN will not seek to arrogate all political offices to Christians or make ridiculous demands like seeking to enthrone the least qualified citizen in a state as governor.
“Can CAN deny that its leaders met the Oyo State governor about three weeks ago to demand that the next governor of the state must be a Christian? Was that also not CAN’s battle cry for the heart of Lagos in 2015? Today, Lagos, Ondo and Ekiti are ruled by Christian governors while Ogun, Osun and Oyo have Muslims as governors. That means Christians have three governors while Muslims also have three. But CAN is not satisfied. Its own idea of neighbourliness is to seize the whole South West. Our people say that the eagle that perches on a tree top does not know that those on the ground are watching it.

Ogundipe celebrates Nigeria at 58

Gives out cash, grinding machines to less-privileged persons

James  Ekeh:

Founder and General Overseer of the Genesis Celestial Church, Prophet Israel Ogundipe has expressed optimism that Nigeria would be better and called on Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and progress of the country.

Prophet Ogundipe who stated this on Monday, the first of October to mark Nigeria’s 58th independence celebration at the church site along Isheri-Igando road, Lagos state charged country men and women not to lose faith in the leadership of the country.

In the carnival-like event attended by members of the church and outsiders alike, prophet Ogundipe popularly called ‘Genesis’ encouraged the youths to channel their youthful eenergy into productive ventures rather than waste their time on frivolities.

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He further disclosed plans to establish a company that would engage in motivating the youths at no cost and encouraged them to take advantage of such opportunity to awaken their inspiration.

Prophet Ogundipe while addressing the crowd recalled the series of challenges he had to surmount before getting to where he is now and charged the youths not to give up on themselves.

The jubilant crowd, in the mood of the celebration where clad in green and white attire and danced happily to the choir rendition.

The highlight of the event was the handing over of some grinding machings and cash to some indegent persons who expressed profound gratitude to the church.

Founder and General Overseer of the Genesis Celestial Church, Prophet Israel Ogundipe has expressed optimism that Nigeria would be better and called on Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and progress of the country.

Prophet Ogundipe who stated this on Monday, the first of October to mark Nigeria’s 58th independence celebration at the church site along Isheri-Igando road, Lagos state charged country men and women not to lose faith in the leadership of the country.

In the carnival-like event attended by members of the church and outsiders alike, prophet Ogundipe popularly called ‘Genesis’ encouraged the youths to channel their youthful eenergy into productive ventures rather than waste their time on frivolities.

He further disclosed plans to establish a company that would engage in motivating the youths at no cost and encouraged them to take advantage of such opportunity to awaken their inspiration.

Prophet Ogundipe while addressing the crowd recalled the series of challenges he had to surmount before getting to where he is now and charged the youths not to give up on themselves.

The jubilant crowd, in the mood of the celebration where clad in green and white attire and danced happily to the choir rendition.

The highlight of the event was the handing over of some grinding machings and cash to some indegent persons who expressed profound gratitude to the church.

Founder and General Overseer of the Genesis Celestial Church, Prophet Israel Ogundipe has expressed optimism that Nigeria would be better and called on Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and progress of the country.

Prophet Ogundipe who stated this on Monday, the first of October to mark Nigeria’s 58th independence celebration at the church site along Isheri-Igando road, Lagos state charged country men and women not to lose faith in the leadership of the country.

In the carnival-like event attended by members of the church and outsiders alike, prophet Ogundipe popularly called ‘Genesis’ encouraged the youths to channel their youthful eenergy into productive ventures rather than waste their time on frivolities.

He further disclosed plans to establish a company that would engage in motivating the youths at no cost and encouraged them to take advantage of such opportunity to awaken their inspiration.

Prophet Ogundipe while addressing the crowd recalled the series of challenges he had to surmount before getting to where he is now and charged the youths not to give up on themselves.

The jubilant crowd, in the mood of the celebration where clad in green and white attire and danced happily to the choir rendition.

The highlight of the event was the handing over of some grinding machings and cash to some indegent persons who expressed profound gratitude to the church.

Catholic News: Pope Francis Replaced By John Piper

VATICAN CITY—As scandals continued to erupt around Pope Francis, Catholic faith in the Supreme Pontiff quickly plummeted, prompting the College of Cardinals to elect a new pope to replace him.

Knowing the Church needed a major shift in theology and practice, the Cardinals turned to an unlikely candidate to replace Francis: pastor and author John Piper.

Piper’s changes to the Church were swift and far-reaching. He immediately revoked traditional Roman Catholic teachings on justification, abolished prayers to saints, and ordered relics and icons across the globe destroyed. He also issued a decree making 7-point Calvinism the official position of the Church.

“Pope John is tough but fair,” said one Cardinal. “We’re still getting used to the whole justification by faith thing, and he’s definitely a lot more animated than previous Popes, but we think it’s gonna work out. We really needed this kind of a Reformation.”

“I’m really interested in hearing about this soul-satisfying, all-consuming passion for the glory of God he keeps talking about,” he added.

At publishing time, after making a whole host of sweeping reforms throughout Catholicism, Piper had rebuked himself for taking on the unbiblical role of Head of the Church, fired all the cardinals and bishops, and abolished the papacy altogether.

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings.

The ultra-conservative kingdom, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilized vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five pillars of Islam.

“It’s the dream of every Muslim to come here to Mecca,” Frenchman Soliman Ben Mohri said.

“It’s the ultimate journey. What worries me is the return to my normal life. For the moment, I am in a dream,” the 53-year old told AFP.

Every Muslim is required to complete the hajj at least once in their lifetime if they have the means to do so.

Tens of thousands of security personnel have been deployed for the pilgrimage, which was struck by its worst-ever disaster three years ago when around 2,300 worshippers were crushed to death in a stampede.

Muslim pilgrims walk in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 18, 2018, ahead of the start of the annual hajj© Provided by AFP Muslim pilgrims walk in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on August 18, 2018, ahead of the start of the annual hajj this year, the Saudis have launched a “smart hajj” initiative, with apps to help pilgrims with everything from travel plans to medical care.

The interior ministry said on Saturday that the number of pilgrims arriving in Mecca had already surpassed the two million mark, mostly from abroad including large contingents from Egypt, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Most of the pilgrims began moving on Sunday from Mecca to the nearby Mina valley where they will spend the night in fire-resistant tents.

Thousands of buses and vehicles carrying the pilgrims lined the eight kilometers (five-mile) road from Mecca to Mina. Many pilgrims made the journey walking under the scorching heat of the sun.

On Monday, pilgrims will climb nearby Mount Arafat for the climax of the hajj, praying and reading the Koran.

The prophet Mohammed delivered his final sermon from Mount Arafat to Muslims who had accompanied him on his final hajj, according to Islam.

Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on August 15, 2018, ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage© Provided by AFP Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on August 15, 2018, ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimageAfter sunset, pilgrims head to Muzdalifah, half-way between Arafat and Mina, where they stay at least until midnight.

They gather pebbles to perform the symbolic stoning of the devil on the eve of the Eid al-Adha feast, which marks the end of hajj.

This year’s pilgrimage comes with the oil-flush kingdom witnessing unprecedented change, including an end to a ban on women driving.

While rights campaigners have welcomed the reforms, they have also expressed alarm about a crackdown on dissent.

Although the kingdom’s young de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has spearheaded the changes, religion remains a key force in Saudi Arabia.