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Politics / Why TB Joshua’s Church Collapse Convinced Me He’s A Genuine Man Of God by NicolasN: 1:17pm On Oct 22
Opinion: Why TB Joshua’s Church Collapse Convinced Me He’s A Genuine Man Of God

I know many will be surprised at this opinion but it is an honest and frank progression of thoughts from an open-minded individual, not emboldened by any personal bigotry, political agenda or religious connotation.

T.B. Joshua is a name I was distantly aware of prior to the tragic collapse of a guesthouse within his premises on September 12th 2014 that plummeted over 100 salvation-seeking individuals into a premature grave. Indeed, I don’t think there is any Nigerian who can feign ignorance of Joshua’s fame and miraculous claims.However, by virtue of both location and vocation, there had been no specific reason for me to form any particular opinion or premonition concerning him despite the volume of vitriolic reports I believe we have all heard or read to some degree in time-past.

I certainly respected Pastor Joshua for his commendable humanitarian services, just as I do anyone who gainfully uses their resources for the benefit and benefaction of others, but my train of thoughts had not travelled toward any further conclusive trajectory.Therefore, the tragic incident and wave of attention bestowed relentlessly on Joshua in its wake provided fodder for reflection.

Although I am not a personal adherent to the rather cryptic ‘marmite philosophy’ of ‘you either love it or hate it’, T.B. Joshua’s case appears to aptly illustrate this. Just look at the vast chasm between unreasonable detestation and irrational devotion displayed by Joshua’s foes and fans alike in online commentaries and debates!

I would opt more on the side of neutrality, governed hopefully by rationality! As a Christian, brought up under a strict moral barometer, I certainly consider myself a ‘spiritual realist’. I would like to believe I am governed by the indomitable principle that forces for both good and evil exist in this world and an individual has a candid choice as to which direction he swings in and thus which influence he operates under.

Therefore, the barrage of negativity and scathing personal attacks on Joshua that spread like wildfire in the wake of the tragic incident certainly irked me. I pose a question at this point – why would a tragedy provide any logical yardstick for determining the authenticity of an individual related to it?

Let me state a few points I observed. Firstly, unreasonable assertions founded on inconclusive insinuations were published as if they were sacrosanct. For example, the statement attributed to a NEMA official who had just arrived on the scene claiming the building’s foundations were not sufficiently strengthened to withstand the additional floors being added was widely quoted and formed a core basis for criticism. However, his arrival at such conclusion without actually digging up the foundation to test its strength was neither questioned nor queried. Also, are disaster management personnel in the right position to give authoritative information on construction matters?

Numerous reports questioned the empathy and efficiency of The SCOAN’s initial response, alleging that emergency workers were refused access to the site. An article published in South Africa’s best selling newspaper theatrically titled, ‘Blood On Their Hands’, even suggested the secrecy that shrouded the incident’s aftermath resulted in a higher death toll. These reports were accentuated whereas conflicting reports detailing the efficiency of The SCOAN’s response and the ‘miracles’ behind the rescues of over 130 were significantly downplayed.

T.B. Joshua’s statement shortly after the incident noting ‘a strange plane’ that flew over the building several times, alongside the release of security footage that captured the horrific incident, was widely condemned as irresponsible, irrational and insensitive. Yet, to date, no NAMA official has made a public statement explaining the plane’s mission in Ikotun that day, if indeed nothing sinister was involved.

Emmanuel TV’s release of a video showcasing controlled demolitions and their remarkable semblance to the manner in which The SCOAN building collapsed was similarly left out of many media reports as the conclusion of structural defects had already been suitably positioned in people’s reasoning.

At this juncture, I must posit that as an individual with some knowledge in construction matters, the manner of the ‘pancake collapse’ I witnessed from The Synagogue security footage certainly doesn’t suggest structural deficiencies. Let’s hope investigators unravel the truth!

Calls for Joshua’s incarceration and prosecution were championed by even respected Nigerian scholars abroad even though the official investigation has not (as yet) declared any shred of culpability on the part of The SCOAN.

To buttress my point, take a look at a piece penned by one skeptic named Leo Igwe on Sahara Reporters. It is titled, ‘T B Joshua: The Collapse Of A Charlatan’ and basically opines that Joshua’s collapsed building signals ‘the slow and gradual crumbling of a mega charlatanic ministry being spearheaded by one of the most notorious evangelical con artists Nigeria has ever known.’

The article contains no substance or systematic thought processes whatsoever; it is simply a barrage of incensed accusations of fabrication and deception against Joshua and Christianity in general. Why was it that Igwe’s openly anti-Christian rantings were given such free advertising? Surely, the focus should have been on the wellbeing of those who lost loved ones in the tragedy (to whom I send my sincere and heartfelt condolences) and not Pastor Joshua’s spiritual legitimacy?

Similarly, a laughable report in Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper shortly after the incident questioning Joshua’s miraculous abilities was prejudiced to the point of embarrassment. If a similar report had been filed on another subject matter, it would have been rejected for its blatant disregard for journalistic ethics and lack of credibility, yet it was not only published but disseminated on various online sites and foreign newspapers.

People repeatedly and usually sarcastically questioned on social media why Joshua had not ‘prophesied’ his own building collapse despite his famed divine insight to foresee events of international significance. The question certainly has validity but it is by no means a factor by which genuineness can be ascertained. Are we positioning Joshua on the level of our Creator by suggesting he must be ‘all-knowing’?

I ask the question here – had this tragic incident happened in the premises of a business tycoon or prominent hotelier, would the venom unleashed towards its owner have been proportionate to that leveled at T.B. Joshua?

It appears to me that people had already prepared and preloaded ‘ammunition’ against Pastor Joshua, awaiting an opportunity to unleash them in a concerted attempt at character assassination. The tragic incident simply provided the sufficient media and public attention to respectably mask motives yet spew forth venom.

In this respect, the amount of criticism leveled toward Joshua actually had an adverse affect on me. Why would people fight someone to such an extent, straining to paint him black, if he was not standing up for what is right? Why would such vehement personal attacks arise against an individual, who has not been found guilty on any counts as yet, without another sinister motive at play? What evidence is there of a man who stands for light if darkness does not attempt to snuff him out?

The more I listen to T.B. Joshua’s teachings on Emmanuel TV, watch the miraculous activities, eye-opening confessions and touching testimonies, the more I begin to understand. What happened that day was an attack, not just on T.B. Joshua or Nigeria, but on the kingdom of God.

In this matter, although it may be against popular opinion, I humbly yield to the promptings of my conscience – T.B. Joshua is a servant of the Most High.

Johnson Abayomi, a football coach of Nigerian origin, wrote this from his base in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

SOURCE: http://www.thetrentonline.com/opinion-t-b-joshuas-church-collapse-actually-convinced-genuine-man-god/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

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Politics / Boko Haram Leader, Mohammed Yusuf And Pastor Ayo Oritsajafor In Picture??? by NicolasN: 1:50pm On Oct 10
Please let share your opinion on this image, considering Boko Haram sponsors, South Africa cash-for-arm scandal involving President of Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and Alhaji Asari Dokubo, who was alleged by All Progressives Congress, APC to be arrested in SA in connection of the illegal arm deal.
Source:http://www.newspunch.org/in-photo-slain-boko-haram-leader-mohammed-yusuf-asari-dokubo-pastor-ayo-oritsejafor/

[font=Lucida Sans Unicode]In Photo: Slain Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf, Asari Dokubo & Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor; what a relationship!
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Religion / A Thorough Reflection On SCOAN Tragedy by NicolasN: 11:30pm On Oct 06
Having read through most propaganda of TB Joshua haters online – the allegations of the people coming out of their woodwork with nooses and stakes crying prosecute Him, prosecute Him, at the top of their voices. Here are some thoughts on this new video for anyone who cares to be objective enough.
Watching the new CCTV video from TB Joshua on the synagogue building catastrophe really puts the tragedy in perspective for those who are not already impervious to the truth. The pressure fumes emanating from the sides of the building just seconds before its eventual dissolve shows that something most certainly exploded from within the building with excessive force. The fumes literally gushed out of the sides of the building with so much pressure that confirms the preceding effect of powerful explosives. The pressure fumes gushed out with such high velocity that they overtook a man hastily fleeing away from the disaster; though the man was already at a considerable distance from the building before the incident.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAccLLUNq2s
More so, if you watch the moment of the incident closely to the right of the screen, you can observe large concrete blocks literally flung high into the air at a far distance from the building; traveling in a parabolic path whilst in projectile motion. This confirms that the concrete blocks have gained momentum from an energy source (at a point) to be able to fly so high and far away from the building at such velocity. According to newton’s law of motion: A body will remain in its state of rest or uniform motion unless it is acted upon by a force. Thus, the forceful projection of those concrete blocks totally reveals they were given an initial velocity by the violent explosions that occurred. This is in stark contrast to critic’s alleged theory of a structural defect caused collapse. The ‘defect caused collapse’ theory would have been irrevocably established if and only if those concrete blocks were falling from rest with an initial velocity of zero – as a type of free fall under gravity.
Even If one were to be super-humanly gracious to these critics, by assuming the worst case scenario that the foundation structure of that building was weak, the truth resurfaces again that it had for long previously supported the building and hence was in some measure solid. Therefore, if their assumptions were in the least correct of it being a collapse due to structural defects, we should have witnessed the exact point where the dead and live weight of the building overwhelmed its allegedly ‘inadequate’ support. This would have been made known by cracks and fissures in the building walls and pillars. Hence, practically speaking, the building would not have collapsed entirely in just four seconds. If critic’s assumption were in the least correct, then, while the tragedy happened, the expected resistance of the allegedly inadequate support would also have been noticed according to newton’s third law which states that to every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. But there was nothing of this but the rapid dissolution of a six storey building in four seconds to an unrecognizable rubble.
In conformity with the above: a building and constructions expert who also attests to have watched several buildings being demolished during the Gautrain, reveals that a building that falls by itself due to a ‘structural defect’ will NOT:
1. Fall down COMPLETELY FLAT; some walls will remain standing.
2. Will NOT fall down INWARDLY; some will fall to the sides.
3. Will NOT fall down at the SPEED this one fell, which was about four seconds.
4. It should start showing CRACKS and FOREWARN that it is about to fall.
Someone on seeing this collapse said it collapsed like sugar crumbling. A South African survivor by name Van Der Byl who lost his wife in the tragedy insists that TB Joshua should not be blamed for the incident. His narration of the events leading to the incident gives further confirmations of the above points. The points gleaned from his statements can be summarized thus:
1. He stated that there was NO WARNING SIGN that such a thing would happen.
2. He affirmed that NONE of the PILLARS had broken off.
3. He stated that The building did not TILT to any SIDE
4. As they were in the dining room on the GROUND FLOOR, he just noticed that the opposite side BROKE OUT.
5. In THREE SECONDS; the whole building crashed on top of them.
6. HE classified the materials being used in the building at TOP QUALITY, including the steel.
Another survivor of the incident khathuathelo Ramovha speaking to the BBC expressed how He heard a very small sound shiiiiii….shiiiiii….shiiiiii – something like a wired bomb that had to run that wire before it could reach were the bomb is – rrrrrrrrrrrr…….grrrrrrrrrrrr so quick and wha… the building came down…..”
From about 00:34 of the video below:
ww.youtube.com/watch?v=58G97mdQAvU
It is very sad that people are feigning blindness to something as glaring as the truth that this is a premeditated and concerted attack on the SCOAN. How can anyone be so blind not to see that the dissolution of a large six storey building to a pile of rubble in just four seconds is not normal? Unfortunately, there as so many of such people, than those who have eyes and can see with them. Even If many people are so blind to these facts, we are glad not the leaders, especially the president of South Africa who is quoted to have said:
“…TB Joshua should be spared criticism for the collapse of a church building which resulted in the deaths of at least 84 South Africans…”The outpouring of criticism is unwarranted and calls for the Public Protector to be deployed to Nigeria are a gross over reaction,” the president said.
With this comment he seems to believe that the building was attacked, but this statement is a safe way of expressing what he believes while simultaneously not appearing to be subservient to TB Joshua’s stand on the issue. Nigeria, your hypocrisy stinks in every corner and alleyway, the manner in which you cry more than the bereaved.

Watch the full video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6DwUoqzaeI

Source: Stanley Oghogho

Religion / Ex-disciple Soe Reflects On The Scoan Tragedy by NicolasN: 5:27pm On Oct 01
Having read through most propaganda by TB Joshua haters online, and the allegations asserted by the people holding nooses and stakes crying prosecute Him, prosecute Him, at the top of their voices. Here’s a brief comment on this new video for anyone who cares to be objective enough.
Watching the new CCTV video from TB Joshua on the synagogue building catastrophe really puts the tragedy in perspective for those who are not already impervious to the truth. The pressure fumes emanating from the sides of the building just seconds before its eventual dissolve shows that something most certainly exploded from within the building with excessive force. The fumes literarily gushed out of the sides of the building with so much pressure that confirms the preceding effect of powerful explosives. The pressure fumes gushed out with such high velocity that they overtook a man hastily fleeing away from the disaster; though the man was already at a considerable distance from the building before the incident. More so, if you watch the moment of the incident closely to the right of the screen, you can observe large concrete blocks literally flung high into the air at a far distance from the building; travelling in a parabolic path whilst in projectile motion. This confirms that the concrete blocks have gained momentum from an energy source (at a point) to be able to fly so high and far away from the building at such velocity.
According to newton’s law of motion: A body will remain in its state of rest or uniform motion unless it is acted upon by a force. This is in stark contrast to critic’s alleged theory of a structural defect caused collapse. Assuming the worst case scenario that the foundation structure of that building was defective as is widely alleged by critics, the fact remains that it had for a time previously supported the building; and so in some measure solid. Therefore if their assumptions were in the least correct of it being a collapse due to structural defects, we should have witnessed the exact point where the dead and live weight of the building overwhelmed its allegedly ‘inadequate’ support. Hence, practically speaking, it would not have collapsed entirely in just four seconds. If critic’s assumption were in the least correct, then, while the tragedy happened, the expected resistance of the allegedly inadequate support would also have been noticed according to newton’s third law which states that to every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. But there was nothing of this but the rapid dissolution of a six storey building in four seconds to an unrecognizable rubble. It is very sad that people are feigning blindness to something as glaring as the truth that this is a premeditated and concerted attack on the SCOAN. How can anyone be so blind not to see that the dissolution of a large six storey building to a pile of rubble in just four seconds is abnormal for a ‘defect caused’ collapse? Unfortunately, there as so many of such people, than those who have eyes and can see with them. Even If many people are so blind to these facts, we are glad not the leaders, especially the president of South Africa who is quoted to have said:
“…TB Joshua should be spared criticism for the collapse of a church building which resulted in the deaths of at least 84 South Africans…”The outpouring of criticism is unwarranted and calls for the Public Protector to be deployed to Nigeria are a gross over reaction,” the president said.

With this comment he seems to believe that the building was attacked, but this statement is a safe way of expressing what he believes while simultaneously not appearing subservient to TB Joshua’s stand on the issue. Nigeria, your hypocrisy stinks in every corner and alleyway, the manner in which you cry more than the bereaved.

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Politics / Re: Bola Tinubu's Health In Unfavourable Condition; Fails To Recognise Family In US by NicolasN: 9:40pm On Sep 09

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Sports / Ridiculous! Will You Call Him A Man Of God? by NicolasN: 7:50pm On Sep 08
This was what I found on Saturday before the match. I have tried to contain it but can't just wait to pass it round so that we all learn.

By Ajibola Abayomi
As the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) persists, the Spiritual Leader of INRI Spiritual Evangelical Church, Oke-Afa, Lagos, Primate Ayodele Babatunde Elijah, has urged the warring factions to seek the face of God to avoid strange death.

The revered seer also called for prayer against similar incident among the rank and file of the Nigeria Police Force.

During an exclusive interview with Saturday Independent he warned: "I hope those fighting one another in the football house will be careful because I foresee strange occurrences that may lead to the death of some soccer stakeholders. We predicted the emergence of Christopher Giwa as NFF boss but he needs to be prayerful so as not to be dumped at the middle of the road, but if he is ready to seek God, he will survive the present storm and many will be surprised. Super Eagles will qualify for Nations Cup. If the players work hard, Congo will be defeated 3-0 on Saturday."

"Senior police officers must watch their steps. I mean some Assistant Inspectors General, Deputy Inspectors General and commissioners of police, so that we won't lose any of them in a controversial circumstance. The Inspector General of Police should pray against what may shorten his tenure. Nigerians should support police with prayers because we need them. Let us pray against serious mutiny in the military."

The prophet also predicted that the leader of Boko Haram, Abubarka Shekau, would eventually be overpowered by the security operatives, saying: "I could see him being held captive in about two and half years from now. But I see him being killed during a gun dwell. Mark my words, Boko Haram crisis may span a decade from now and more deadly attacks are still going to be carried out by the group especially in Abuja and some Northern states. That is why we need prayers. The group will attempt to islamise the country and capture some areas apart from Gwazo in Borno State. But if we pray, God will not only disgrace them, their sponsors will also be exposed.

"The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) executives will soon be queried. People like Tunde Lemoh should pray against scandal too. Efforts of the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Okonjo Iweala, to reposition the economy will fail except divine instructions are followed.

"President Goodluck Jonathan will win the next election but he and his wife should pray against health challenges. Mr. President should also rebuke opposition against his government from international community. I foresee a coup in an Africa country soon. Let the Kenyans pray against severe bloodletting in their country and Ghanaian President should appease God so that oppositions will not trouble his government.

"The Iyaloja of Nigeria should pray against scandal; Senator Musiliu Obanikoro should not waste his money seeking governorship ticket of Lagos PDP, otherwise he will be deceived. There will be serious attempt to withdraw the electoral victory of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, but because he has honoured God, the attempt will fail. Governor Sule Lamido should not waste his money on presidential ambition because he won't succeed.

"The Acting Governor of Taraba State will run into crisis in his attempt to become governor in 2015, except he seeks God. Some political bigwigs will decamp from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north. But the opposition party should not rejoice because many of its chieftains will also cross over to PDP. Attempt by Malam Nuhu Ribadu to become Adamawa State governor will continue to be frustrated within PDP if he fails to prayer."

"He will make it in future if he subjects himself to God's wisdom," the prophet said.

Source: http://dailyindependentnig.com/2014/09/strange-deaths-imminent-nff-police-ayodele-warns/
Religion / Ridiculous! Will You Call Him A Man of God? by NicolasN: 7:40pm On Sep 08
This was what I found on Saturday before the match. I have tried to contain it but can't just wait to pass it round so that we all learn.

By Ajibola Abayomi
As the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) persists, the Spiritual Leader of INRI Spiritual Evangelical Church, Oke-Afa, Lagos, Primate Ayodele Babatunde Elijah, has urged the warring factions to seek the face of God to avoid strange death.

The revered seer also called for prayer against similar incident among the rank and file of the Nigeria Police Force.

During an exclusive interview with Saturday Independent he warned: "I hope those fighting one another in the football house will be careful because I foresee strange occurrences that may lead to the death of some soccer stakeholders. We predicted the emergence of Christopher Giwa as NFF boss but he needs to be prayerful so as not to be dumped at the middle of the road, but if he is ready to seek God, he will survive the present storm and many will be surprised. Super Eagles will qualify for Nations Cup. If the players work hard, Congo will be defeated 3-0 on Saturday."

"Senior police officers must watch their steps. I mean some Assistant Inspectors General, Deputy Inspectors General and commissioners of police, so that we won't lose any of them in a controversial circumstance. The Inspector General of Police should pray against what may shorten his tenure. Nigerians should support police with prayers because we need them. Let us pray against serious mutiny in the military."

The prophet also predicted that the leader of Boko Haram, Abubarka Shekau, would eventually be overpowered by the security operatives, saying: "I could see him being held captive in about two and half years from now. But I see him being killed during a gun dwell. Mark my words, Boko Haram crisis may span a decade from now and more deadly attacks are still going to be carried out by the group especially in Abuja and some Northern states. That is why we need prayers. The group will attempt to islamise the country and capture some areas apart from Gwazo in Borno State. But if we pray, God will not only disgrace them, their sponsors will also be exposed.

"The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) executives will soon be queried. People like Tunde Lemoh should pray against scandal too. Efforts of the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Okonjo Iweala, to reposition the economy will fail except divine instructions are followed.

"President Goodluck Jonathan will win the next election but he and his wife should pray against health challenges. Mr. President should also rebuke opposition against his government from international community. I foresee a coup in an Africa country soon. Let the Kenyans pray against severe bloodletting in their country and Ghanaian President should appease God so that oppositions will not trouble his government.

"The Iyaloja of Nigeria should pray against scandal; Senator Musiliu Obanikoro should not waste his money seeking governorship ticket of Lagos PDP, otherwise he will be deceived. There will be serious attempt to withdraw the electoral victory of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, but because he has honoured God, the attempt will fail. Governor Sule Lamido should not waste his money on presidential ambition because he won't succeed.

"The Acting Governor of Taraba State will run into crisis in his attempt to become governor in 2015, except he seeks God. Some political bigwigs will decamp from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north. But the opposition party should not rejoice because many of its chieftains will also cross over to PDP. Attempt by Malam Nuhu Ribadu to become Adamawa State governor will continue to be frustrated within PDP if he fails to prayer."

"He will make it in future if he subjects himself to God's wisdom," the prophet said.

Source: http://dailyindependentnig.com/2014/09/strange-deaths-imminent-nff-police-ayodele-warns/
Politics / Nigeria Wants America, Spain Put On List Of Ebola-hit Countries by NicolasN: 4:38pm On Aug 28
Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday accused the foreign media of exaggerating cases of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria while leaving Spain and America out of a list of Ebola-hit countries.
Speaking after the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting, Mr. Chukwu said it is wrong for the foreign media to lump Nigeria with the three other countries –Guniea, Sierra-Leone and Liberia — worst hit by the
Ebola disease.
Mr. Chukwu said foreign media houses are playing games with their reports on the Ebola Virus in Nigeria.
“The foreign media are playing games with the world with the reportage of the Ebola virus. Out of the over 1,000 cases that died only five is in Nigeria, but they lump us together with Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia with higher cases because we are all in West Africa,” Mr. Chukwu lamented.
As at August 22, the World Health Organization reported that the four West African countries including Nigeria recorded 1, 528 cases of Ebola and 844 fatalities.
Of the over 1, 000 confirmed Ebola cases in West African region, Nigeria recorded 13 confirmed cases, out of which five people died, seven were discharged and one is still receiving treatment at the Ebola
Emergency Treatment Centre in Lagos.
In Sierra Leone, there have 804 confirmed cases and 353 deaths; Guinea has, 443 confirmed cases and 264 deaths; Liberia has had 269 confirmed cases and 222 deaths.
The minister also said the foreign media based their reportage of the outbreak of the disease in West Africa on Nigeria’s minute cases.
American based news outfit, CNN, had on its August 15 Ebola reportage, itemised Nigeria first on the list of countries with Ebola.
“Ebola has infected at least 2,127 people in Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the outbreak began this year,” CNN reported.
Mr. Chukwu, feeling dispirited about the mode of reportage considering the lower number odf cases recorded in Nigeria, said countries like the United States of America and Spain who have citizens infected with the virus, needed to be put on the list of Ebola –hit countries.
“When they want to report on the Ebola virus they start with Nigeria first. Why are they not including Spain and the United States that has two cases too?.” Mr. Chukwu said.
Nigeria was Ebola free until the Liberian-America, Patrick Sawyer, brought it into the country.

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/167374-nigeria-wants-america-spain-put-on-list-of-ebola-hit-countries.html#sthash.YOX09rQa.dpbs

Religion / Prayers Don’t Work Because People ‘enjoy’ Being Sick - Pat Robertson by NicolasN: 10:01am On Aug 20
Christian love – blaming the victim: Televangelist Pat Robertson explains why healing prayers don’t work by claiming some people secretly “enjoy their sickness,” and do not want to be cured.
The deranged and demented televangelist went on a particularly offensive rant on his popular and long running television program The 700 Club this morning. Right Wing Watch reports Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who wondered why her husband hasn’t been healed from a medical condition despite intense prayer.
A viewer identified as Hannah wrote the following:
My husband and I have been praying for a healing miracle for his body for over four years. Other people we know have received a healing or miracle, but every time we pray for his healing, he seems to be getting worse.
The doctors don’t know what is wrong, and every time we get a different diagnosis. So my question is this: Does God choose only certain people to heal? And, if not, why hasn’t my husband received his healing yet?
Robertson responded that the woman’s husband probably isn’t a faithful Christian and may actually want to be sick:
“There are some people, you know, they enjoy their sickness. That is terrible to say but that is their excuse not to compete, ‘well I’d love to compete but my lumbago’s got me so I can’t do it.”
Terminal cancer – a secret pleasure?
There is something ugly about suggesting that someone “enjoys” being sick. The fact that Robertson blames the victim in his feeble minded attempt to explain why pleadings to an imaginary being go unanswered is simply reprehensible.
And while atheists, agnostics, and other freethinkers can laugh at Robertson’s pathetic attempt to preserve the cruel deception that prayers can heal, too many Christians will believe Robertson’s nonsense, with tragic consequence.
Those suffering illness will blame themselves. And those close to those suffering now have permission to blame the patient for being sick, believing, as Robertson suggests, that the patient is either secretly enjoying being ill, or is simply not Christian enough to enjoy an imaginary God’s favor.

Source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2014/08/pat-robertson-prayers-dont-work-because-people-enjoy-being-sick/

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Business / Adeboye Curses Redeemed Pastors Again Says, Don’t Sabotage My N35billion Project by NicolasN: 5:59pm On Aug 23, 2013
Adeboye Curses Redeemed Pastors Again … Says, don’t sabotage my N35billion project
According to the Bible, “whatever a man sows, so shall he reap;” this best explains what some pastors in the fold of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) worldwide are currently going through for breaching the trust the general overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye had put on them in the past. At the recent pastors’ conference of the church which was held on the Wednesday, 7th August, chaired by the amiable pastor fondly called Daddy GO. Read more in Global News Magazine.

http://www.globalnewsnig.com/?p=1561

Religion / Adeboye Curses Redeemed Pastors Again Says, don’t sabotage my N35billion project by NicolasN: 5:35pm On Aug 23, 2013
Adeboye Curses Redeemed Pastors Again … Says, don’t sabotage my N35billion project
According to the Bible, “whatever a man sows, so shall he reap;” this best explains what some pastors in the fold of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) worldwide are currently going through for breaching the trust the general overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye had put on them in the past. At the recent pastors’ conference of the church which was held on the Wednesday, 7th August, chaired by the amiable pastor fondly called Daddy GO. Read more in Global News Magazine.

http://www.globalnewsnig.com/?p=1561

Religion / TB Joshua: Testmony From Naike Moshi From Tanzania by NicolasN: 12:20pm On Aug 16, 2013
Dear Rulea,
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Naike Moshi. I have been a fan of Emmanuel TV. Through TB Joshua, I have seen many miracles and people being healed and delivered. I realised I was also part of the devil works. Everything I do, there is no progress. I had a spirit of limitation, stagnation, anger and even a spiritual husband as my marriage has no peace. One day I knew that God will deliver me. So I started going to different pastors but still I felt there is something that was not right. By watching Emmanuel TV, My faith has gone up and I am now a prayer warrior and continue to do fasting

On August 9, 2013 second day of Eid, a miracle happened. I was watching Emmaneul TV, TB Joshua said, People all over the world, where can you go from presence, Distance is not a barrier. Touch your screen. I closed my eyes and touched the screen with my two hands. As soon as I did that, TB Joshua started praying that I see breakthrough in your business, in your career, in your marital life, career. I felt down coz God of TB Joshua touched me. It was so powerful. The deliverance did not end there, for the entire night I was having diarrhea and vomiting.

I believe I was delivered that day and so was my family. I was free. I believe more breakthroughs will happen and I will come again to give more testimonials. PRAISE THE LORD.
My advice to people is to believe in the living God and distance is not a barrier. Believing is your connection.
I know for sure, as soon as I get funds. I will go to SCOAN Nigeria and meet TB Joshua and give my testimonials.

Rulea, I want us to meet one day. We have more things to talk about.

Regards,
Naike Moshi
Founder & CEO
Innovatech Ltd
Source: http://rumaafrica.blogspot.com/2013/08/tb-joshua-testmony-from-naike-moshi_483.html

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Politics / President Goodluck Jonathan: I Pay Pastor Adeboye's Salary by NicolasN: 4:30pm On Aug 07, 2013
“It is only God that can help me to change things. Pray for me now that I am the sitting president of your country. Pray for me not to deviate from the fear of God,”.
These were the words of the president, Jonathan Goodluck when he besieged the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway Church of the respected man of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye for special prayers.
There is no doubt that many believe that what transpired between the clergy man and the number one citizen of Nigeria definitely transcends prayer alone as we learnt they have a solid relationship that cannot shake.
A reason given on why Pastor Enoch Adeboye of Redeemed Christian Church of God has always be in support of President Goodluck Jonathan or has the habit of keeping mute on any national issue that concerns President Jonathan.
Sources close to the church have revealed to us that the relationship between Adeboye and Jonathan is more like a father and a very loved son; so it’s difficult to see wrongs in a favoured son, said our source.
The very popular Pastor whose influence cuts across all boards of government especially in the southwest and beyond has over the years enjoyed good patronage from both state and federal governments using him to score political points in the process and win the support of his thousands of members scattered all over the country. The story reaching us has it that, Pastor Adeboye has been made an unofficial spiritual leader of Nigeria from the Southwest and as such he has been placed on regular income. Though some may argue that the man of God is not a direct beneficiary of such fund but the fact still remains that it was actually because of the soft spoken pastor that such funds are made available. Another source in the church informed us that even if such should come from the presidency, it must be for the service of the church and not for the highly revered Adeboye.
Be it as it may, we gathered further that the regular income episode, we learnt was facilitated by a top Special Adviser to the President from the southwest who is also a member of the church . Though the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) which is the body that represents interest of Christians in the country also gets support for the organization from the government but Pastor Adeboye’s income was according to information a special packaged that the federal government gives to some spiritual leaders perceived to be supporting them.
We gathered this money has been made regular since President Goodluck assumed office.
Meanwhile, it is also learnt that Pastor Adeboye pays all the pastors in the Redeemed fold. Our source who is also a worker in the vineyard of God told us that the pastor is a respecter of the labour law that stipulates 18,000 naira as minimum wage for workers. The man of God has pegged his pastor’s monthly salary to be N70, 000. Every other month Pastor Adeboye pays out millions of naira as salaries to the pastors of Redeemed Church that has its tentacles spread all over the world.

-Global excellence

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http://globalexcellenceonline.com/pastor-adeboye-receives-salary-from-presidency-insider-revealed/

Religion / President Goodluck Jonathan: I Pay Pastor Adeboye's Salary by NicolasN: 3:55pm On Aug 07, 2013
“It is only God that can help me to change things. Pray for me now that I am the sitting president of your country. Pray for me not to deviate from the fear of God,”.
These were the words of the president, Jonathan Goodluck when he besieged the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway Church of the respected man of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye for special prayers.
There is no doubt that many believe that what transpired between the clergy man and the number one citizen of Nigeria definitely transcends prayer alone as we learnt they have a solid relationship that cannot shake.
A reason given on why Pastor Enoch Adeboye of Redeemed Christian Church of God has always be in support of President Goodluck Jonathan or has the habit of keeping mute on any national issue that concerns President Jonathan.
Sources close to the church have revealed to us that the relationship between Adeboye and Jonathan is more like a father and a very loved son; so it’s difficult to see wrongs in a favoured son, said our source.
The very popular Pastor whose influence cuts across all boards of government especially in the southwest and beyond has over the years enjoyed good patronage from both state and federal governments using him to score political points in the process and win the support of his thousands of members scattered all over the country. The story reaching us has it that, Pastor Adeboye has been made an unofficial spiritual leader of Nigeria from the Southwest and as such he has been placed on regular income. Though some may argue that the man of God is not a direct beneficiary of such fund but the fact still remains that it was actually because of the soft spoken pastor that such funds are made available. Another source in the church informed us that even if such should come from the presidency, it must be for the service of the church and not for the highly revered Adeboye.
Be it as it may, we gathered further that the regular income episode, we learnt was facilitated by a top Special Adviser to the President from the southwest who is also a member of the church . Though the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) which is the body that represents interest of Christians in the country also gets support for the organization from the government but Pastor Adeboye’s income was according to information a special packaged that the federal government gives to some spiritual leaders perceived to be supporting them.
We gathered this money has been made regular since President Goodluck assumed office.
Meanwhile, it is also learnt that Pastor Adeboye pays all the pastors in the Redeemed fold. Our source who is also a worker in the vineyard of God told us that the pastor is a respecter of the labour law that stipulates 18,000 naira as minimum wage for workers. The man of God has pegged his pastor’s monthly salary to be N70, 000. Every other month Pastor Adeboye pays out millions of naira as salaries to the pastors of Redeemed Church that has its tentacles spread all over the world.

-Global excellence

http://globalexcellenceonline.com/pastor-adeboye-receives-salary-from-presidency-insider-revealed/
http://famouspeoplenews.wordpress.com/

Religion / Ethiopian Woman Freed From 16 Year Addiction - TB Joshua by NicolasN: 2:44pm On Jul 04, 2013
http://vimeo.com/69652175# Addiction : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful. This definition may mean little to some but for others it describes a lifestyle that they want to either change or have learned to accept. Addictions are just another way for the enemy to gain control over our lives by making us slaves to things that may seem harmless. Did you know that according to the ALA (American Lung Association) “Cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. Smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80-90 percent of COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) deaths.” With these numbers you would assume everyone would want to stop but the enemies grasp on their lives are so strong that wanting to quit is just not enough. That’s why when things began to be too much Ifrah Abraham sought a source she knew could deliver her from her addiction.
Ifrah abraham is originally from Ethiopia but now resides in Vancouver Canada. For 16 years she was addicted to smoking and she testifies that the addiction wasn’t the only thing that came with it. She had to also deal with smelly hands and hair, bad breath, and brown teeth. However in January of this year she decided to stop and went running to God for help. Since she didn’t know how to pray she googled “prayer” and came upon Emmanuel TV where she began to pray with Prophet T.B Joshua. After two weeks she lost all cravings for cigarettes and can’t stand the smell! 5 months later she is still free from the addiction that the enemy used to cling himself to her.
Glory be to God! His healing power is enough to save, deliver and bless all who seek a solution within his refuge. All it takes is coming to Him with your problem. As it says in Isaiah 59:1 “Surely His arm is not too short to save nor his ear to dull to hear.” So what are you waiting for? Your salvation, your deliverance, your healing is just a prayer away. Have faith in knowing that if God can heal Ifrah from 16 years of smoking, that He wants to heal you also! God has broken the chains, now it’s time to walk in your freedom.
Watch Video: http://www.hungrygeneration.net/
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Religion / Could Prayers Forestall Another Meltdown? TB Joshua by NicolasN: 8:05pm On Jun 28, 2013
ON JUNE 9, 2013 Nigerian preacher and faith healer TB Joshua of SCOAN Church prophesied that the world will be experiencing another great financial meltdown.
In his sermon he mentioned that the crisis will affect a number of companies.
He also said that the financial meltdown will be so heavy that companies that were netting as much as profiting US$500 million will be making less than US$500,000 annually.
He also mentioned that there will be massive job losses around the world and that only a few companies will survive.
This is the second time the Nigerian prophet has prophesied on a financial meltdown. Before the 2009 – 2010 financial meltdowns he prophesied that the world would experience these crises. And the world experienced the financial meltdown.
TB Joshua is on record as having made a number of prophecies that had come to pass. So it is anticipated that this prophecy could be fulfilled.
His pronouncements remind me of the ongoing cyber crimes. The rampart spread of this new crimes is worrisome. Aljazeera TV network reported that cyber crime has been ranked number one by Interpol on its financial crime index.
Back home, the Zambia Police Service reported that US$4 million has been stolen from different commercial banks’ automated teller machine (ATM) withdrawals through a scam involving three foreign criminals who had recruited and trained Zambians in cyber crime.
The Los Angeles Times reported that worldwide a gang of criminals stole a total of US$45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe.
The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on May 20, 2013 announced the unsealing of indictments against three individuals who played critical roles in creating and distributing the Gozi virus, one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history. The Gozi virus infected over one million computers globally and caused tens of millions of dollars in losses.
Nikita Kuzmin, the Russian who created the Gozi virus, was arrested in the US in November 2010 and pleaded guilty before district judge Leonard B Sand to various computer intrusion and fraud charges in May 2011.
Deniss Calovskis, a Latvian national who wrote the computer code that made the Gozi virus effective, was arrested in Latvia in November 2012.
Mihai Ionut Paunescu, a Romanian national who allegedly ran a ‘bulletproof hosting’ service that enabled cyber criminals to distribute the Gozi virus, the Zeus Trojan and other notorious malware and to conduct other sophisticated cyber crimes, was arrested in Romania in December 2012.
While the internet has revolutionised business and communication almost overnight, laws regulating its use and misuse haven’t developed as swiftly.
Cyber crime has been increasing at the same pace of development in information and communication technology.
But who is the cause and inventor of cyber crime? Should we accuse the innovators of IT packages as prime suspects?
Or should we treat cyber crimes as the story of the computer virus, where the innovators created the computer and later created viruses in order to create a multibillion business.
Or should we look at it as another world business where thieves have teamed up with business leaders to siphon money from the poor?
Maybe we should say these are works of the business mafia or baboons?
In conclusion, as TB Joshua said, it is time for Christians and children of God to pray for the world.
It is only the prayers of the children of God that would save the world from collapsing. Therefore, Christians should unite in prayer and ask God for mercy and protection.

Source:http://www.daily-mail.co.zm/features/13309

Sports / Re: ...deleted by NicolasN: 5:00pm On Jun 22, 2013
Did you see this
Attention! This is an official message from The SCOAN. There are rumors spreading on the internet at http://www.naijaloaded.com/forum/showthread.php? t_id=72046&page=1 that Prophet T.B. Joshua had prophesied about a football match. These claims are false and are not from Prophet T.B. Joshua or The SCOAN. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, has stated that he has officially stopped releasing football prophecies. Don’t listen to the father of lies, the sons of lies and the daughters of lies.
Source:https://www.facebook.com/tbjministries?fref=ts
Religion / Oscar Pistorius-pope’s Resignation - TB Joshua's Message by NicolasN: 2:03pm On Feb 27, 2013
You may not have known that there has been a prediction from a reputable man of God in Nigeria about the happenings around the world today.
Take a look at the article below. – Take note of the word FAMOUS,POPULAR AND RICH MEN
Prophecies For Individuals In 2013 – Prophet T.B. Joshua


“Let me give you six out of many.

The prophecies for nations, continents and for those at the helm of affairs shall be announced during the next Sunday Service.

1. A year of surprises – I am seeing many great, famous, popular and rich men and politicians will become helpless and in need of help in matters of sickness, disease, finances, death, etc. One of the causes: They have failed to reward those who helped them to succeed. This is the year of judgment, especially for politicians who use youth to support their political ambitions without reward after winning power. Tell your neighbour: Reward those who help you succeed now.

2. Those in the foodstuff business will have a field day this year. Farming and agriculture will be the order of the day and will help greatly to be the source of solution this year. People engaged in it will be greatly blessed.

3. Those anxious about God and who hate sin – the faithful - your prayers for many years are not lost. This year, there will be instant answers to your prayers, especially those who have been seeking for the fruit of the womb. The long-time barren will become mothers of many babies this New Year.

4. Natural disasters will be many this New Year, such as motor accidents, sea/flood/air disasters, fire, etc. Let us move to God. With God, all things are possible.

5. Stop praying against those who hurt you. This year, you will see clearly that God is God of vengeance. Instead, you should pray for them.

6. Do charity work – feed the poor and the needy and give scholarships to those who deserve them. This year, there is great reward in doing this if you do it with all your heart. No matter how little, share it with others. Share their pain and share their joy.

7. Our youth who think always of travelling should use the money to go into agriculture or foodstuff business because in the New Year, God will bless them. They will achieve greatness by transacting in agriculture and foodstuff and become successful in export and import business. The money I am talking about could be in the region of N100,000, N200,000, N250,000 ($1,000, $1,500, $2,000).

Those who have been working for many years and have never been satisfied with the job and salary they receive, the little limited resources at their disposal should be invested in foodstuff business or agriculture, especially those already married. They should divide themselves in such a way that either the husband or wife should step down from service where they receive salary and face agriculture.

Foodstuff business and agriculture or farming are anointed businesses this New Year, to revive the world from economic depression. This is the secret of God revealed to you today. Quote me; you will not regret doing it. My name is T.B. Joshua”.

Religion / Re: Who Can This Pastor Be Referring To? by NicolasN: 7:56am On Feb 24, 2013
Tell me your opinion about this.
Religion / Who Can This Pastor Be Referring To? by NicolasN: 5:45pm On Feb 23, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANsHCohIv1I


Can He Be Out Of His Senses?
Sports / TB Joshua's Message To The Super Eagles by NicolasN: 12:45am On Feb 12, 2013
Nations Cup Final: Eagles Will Win, Says T.B. Joshua
The General Overseer of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, says Nigeria’s Super Eagles would defeat Burkina Faso in Sunday’s final of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
T.B. Joshua, who warned Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi to avoid conceding a late minute goal in their AFCON Group C opener against the Burkinabe, told P.M.NEWS that Nigeria’s case in the Nations Cup final this year is like the biblical Jacob who wrestled with God, saying that “on Sunday we’ll tell God unless He gives us our heart’s desire we’ll not let Him go.
“The cloud is darker over Nigeria’s Super Eagles, but with God we’ll scale through. If it were not to be the final, anything could have happened. The first match we played with Burkina Faso, it was just by the grace of God that it ended in a draw.
“On Sunday, our opponents will play defensively because they will be looking out for penalty shootout at the end of the game. They will also play through three of their strikers upfront; one of them very tall and huge player and two others.
“What I’m seeing I don’t want to say it because it would be too frightening, but I want to assure that we’ll scale through the challenge on Sunday.”

Super Eagles train ahead of the AFCON final match against Burkina Faso on Sunday.-PHOTO…-AFP. Inset is Prophet T.B. Joshua
The prophet who established a football club, My People FC to groom young players, however, warned the Eagles not to allow Burkina Faso to score first in the final, saying that “if this happened the Burkinabe would fall back to defend the goal, which will be very dangerous for our team. I still repeat that no matter the situation, we’ll scale through.
“The Burkina Faso that we played in the group stage will not be the same team we’ll play on Sunday, even though some of their players are out of the squad due to injuries. They are still a team. But I hope for celebration.”
Joshua said as the giant of Africa, Nigeria last won the Nations Cup 13 years ago, which was too long ago for a great football nation like Nigeria.
“I think God should give us this cup to make the youths of this country happy. Winning this cup at this time of religious intolerance and violence will calm down the youths. I want to appeal to all Nigerians to pray for Eagles’ victory. I would have told you the scoreline but I would rather delay it till Sunday morning in order not psychologically distract the players and their coaches and not to demoralise the losing team.”
Prophet Joshua concluded that he would not want Keshi and his team to come to his church to celebrate their victory after the match because he is not the only one praying for the Eagles to win.
“My voice may be the one louder among the men of God in the country but this doesn’t mean that the team should come to my church to celebrate. I would rather prefer that they celebrate their victory with all Nigerians,” he said.
Source: http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/02/08/nations-cup-final-eagles-will-win-says-t-b-joshua/
http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/02/11/tb-joshua-i-saw-it-coming/

Religion / What TB Joshua Said Before The AFCON Final To Nigerians by NicolasN: 12:39am On Feb 12, 2013
Nations Cup Final: Eagles Will Win, Says T.B. Joshua
The General Overseer of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, says Nigeria’s Super Eagles would defeat Burkina Faso in Sunday’s final of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
T.B. Joshua, who warned Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi to avoid conceding a late minute goal in their AFCON Group C opener against the Burkinabe, told P.M.NEWS that Nigeria’s case in the Nations Cup final this year is like the biblical Jacob who wrestled with God, saying that “on Sunday we’ll tell God unless He gives us our heart’s desire we’ll not let Him go.
“The cloud is darker over Nigeria’s Super Eagles, but with God we’ll scale through. If it were not to be the final, anything could have happened. The first match we played with Burkina Faso, it was just by the grace of God that it ended in a draw.
“On Sunday, our opponents will play defensively because they will be looking out for penalty shootout at the end of the game. They will also play through three of their strikers upfront; one of them very tall and huge player and two others.
“What I’m seeing I don’t want to say it because it would be too frightening, but I want to assure that we’ll scale through the challenge on Sunday.”

Super Eagles train ahead of the AFCON final match against Burkina Faso on Sunday.-PHOTO…-AFP. Inset is Prophet T.B. Joshua
The prophet who established a football club, My People FC to groom young players, however, warned the Eagles not to allow Burkina Faso to score first in the final, saying that “if this happened the Burkinabe would fall back to defend the goal, which will be very dangerous for our team. I still repeat that no matter the situation, we’ll scale through.
“The Burkina Faso that we played in the group stage will not be the same team we’ll play on Sunday, even though some of their players are out of the squad due to injuries. They are still a team. But I hope for celebration.”
Joshua said as the giant of Africa, Nigeria last won the Nations Cup 13 years ago, which was too long ago for a great football nation like Nigeria.
“I think God should give us this cup to make the youths of this country happy. Winning this cup at this time of religious intolerance and violence will calm down the youths. I want to appeal to all Nigerians to pray for Eagles’ victory. I would have told you the scoreline but I would rather delay it till Sunday morning in order not psychologically distract the players and their coaches and not to demoralise the losing team.”
Prophet Joshua concluded that he would not want Keshi and his team to come to his church to celebrate their victory after the match because he is not the only one praying for the Eagles to win.
“My voice may be the one louder among the men of God in the country but this doesn’t mean that the team should come to my church to celebrate. I would rather prefer that they celebrate their victory with all Nigerians,” he said.
Source: http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/02/08/nations-cup-final-eagles-will-win-says-t-b-joshua/
http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/02/11/tb-joshua-i-saw-it-coming/

Sports / Keshi - Why I Love TB Joshua... by NicolasN: 10:29pm On Feb 11, 2013
TB Joshua: I Saw It Coming

The victory of Nigeria’s Super Eagles over the Stallions of Burkina Faso at the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa yesterday did not come as a surprise to the General Overseer of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, who had on Thursday last week predicted that Stephen Keshi and his team would defeat their opponents to lift the Africa Cup.
Sunday Mba’s brilliant winner ended Nigeria’s 19-year wait for the Africa Nations Cup title. Mba flicked the ball over Mohamed Koffi of Burkina Faso before volleying home five minutes before the break.
T.B. Joshua told P.M.News before the crucial final that though the match would be tough, the Eagles would win and they indeed defeated Burkina Faso to win the coveted trophy Sunday night in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Speaking shortly after the match last night, T.B.Joshua noted that the Nigerian team won the match as he predicted.
“I told you that the Eagles’ case was like the biblical Jacob who wrestled with God, saying that unless God blessed him he will not let Him go. I saw the victory coming,” he said.
Prophet Joshua had churned out a lot of football prophecies that came to pass. He predicted that the Satellites of Ghana would win the 2009 World Youth Championship, WYC, that was hosted by Egypt. He also predicted the outcome of the matches between Ghana and Nigeria at the Nations Cup in 2008. Another preidction was Nigeria’s loss to Tunisia in the 2004 Nations Cup in the semi final. In the qualifying matches to the South Africa 2010 World Cup, he predicted that Coach Shuaibu Amodu would qualify Nigeria for the Mundial and it came to pass.
Even at the just concluded 29th edition of the Nations Cup in South Africa, the Prophet told the Super Eagles that they were going to concede a late minute equaliser against the Stallions of Burkina Faso in their Group C opener, which came to pass.
He was also able to predict correctly the outcome of the second semi-final clash between Burkina Faso and the Black Stars of Ghana, which saw Burkina Faso, beating Ghana through penalties.
His two predictions will live to haunt the Elephants of Ivory Coast for a very longtime as he once told them that they were going to reach the final of the 2012 edition of the Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, but they would lose the trophy to the Chipolopolo of Zambia.
The second prediction that jolted Didier Drogba-inspired Ivory Coast was that the Eagles would send them packing from the South Africa 2013 Nations Cup which came to pass when they lost 1-2 to the Nigerian team.
Source:http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/02/11/tb-joshua-i-saw-it-coming/
Related Topics: Nations Cup Final: Eagles Will Win, Says T.B. Joshua http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/02/08/nations-cup-final-eagles-will-win-says-t-b-joshua/

Religion / Keshi: TB Joshua's Anointing Water Saved Us From Mali's Juju by NicolasN: 10:19pm On Feb 07, 2013
For those that don’t believe black magic plays a part in football, an official with the Super Eagles has informed how the Eagles of Mali players broke two eggs on the Moses Mabhida Stadium turf as they came for the warm-up section in Wednesday’s Semi-Final clash.
The official, who begged Sporting Life that his name should not be revealed, said: “I have never seen such a thing in my life though I have heard time without number that ‘juju’ can play a role in African football.
“As we set the pitch for the Eagles stars to begin the light warm-up section before the semi-final game, there I spotted two Malian players stoning to the ground eggs as they prepared for their own section.
“Another official who also witnessed the incident, called me and gave me a bottle of Anointing Water (from T.B. Joshua) to sprinkle to the spot. That I did. I was not surprised when the Malians made the Eagles look ordinary in the opening 15 minutes of the game.
“My joy is, God showed He is above every evil when, after the Mali Eagles dominance, we countered and scored our opening goal.
“We then went on to score four goals before they got a consolation.”

Sports / NFF Thanks T.B Joshua For Eagles Victory by NicolasN: 12:39am On Feb 05, 2013
Top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation have conveyed their deep-rooted appreciation to Prophet T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations for what they described as his special support for the national team, Super Eagles leading up to Sunday’s 2-1 defeat of the hitherto dreaded star-studded Elephants of Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Prior to the epic encounter on Sunday in Rustenburg, South Africa, the Super Eagles were merely given an outside chance to prevail over the Elephants who were loaded to the brim with superstar players including Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure.

But Stephen Keshi’s team who went inot the game as underdogs, stunned thw orld including with a magnificent display of amazing skills, grit and team play, to edge their West African neighbours out of the tournament at the quarter-finals stage.

Apparently on cloud nine, Nigeria Football Federation top brass and Coordinator of the Super Eagles, Emmanuel Atta was lavish with encomiums on Prophet T.B. Joshua for what he described as “his wonderful role in the 2-1 defeat of Ivory Coast”.

Moments after the encounter, Attah sent out sms text messages to The “Synagogue Man of God” thanking him for standing solidly behind the Eagles in the game against Ivory Coast.

“We’re very appreciateive of him. He was wonderful and we can’t thank him enough,” Attah screamed excitedly.

“T.B. Joshua was fervent in his prayers for the team. We observed all that he asked us to do, starting from a day before the game. This is a special victory for the team and the nation and we cannot thank God enough.”

Attah also expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their support and prayers for the senior national team. He assured that with more of such support, the Eagles will continue to work hard in order to make Nigerians happy.

http://vibeghana.com/2013/02/05/nff-thanks-tb-joshua-for-cote-divoire-win/

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Religion / Reminding Ourselves Of This Year's Prophecies by NicolasN: 2:06pm On Jan 28, 2013
Let us remind ourselves of the Prophecies For Individuals In 2013 – Prophet T.B. Joshua
as many have begun to come to pass.



“Let me give you six out of many.

The prophecies for nations, continents and for those at the helm of affairs shall be announced during the next Sunday Service.

1. A year of surprises – I am seeing many great, famous, popular and rich men and politicians will become helpless and in need of help in matters of sickness, disease, finances, death, etc. One of the causes: They have failed to reward those who helped them to succeed. This is the year of judgment, especially for politicians who use youth to support their political ambitions without reward after winning power. Tell your neighbour: Reward those who help you succeed now.

2. Those in the foodstuff business will have a field day this year. Farming and agriculture will be the order of the day and will help greatly to be the source of solution this year. People engaged in it will be greatly blessed.

3. Those anxious about God and who hate sin – the faithful - your prayers for many years are not lost. This year, there will be instant answers to your prayers, especially those who have been seeking for the fruit of the womb. The long-time barren will become mothers of many babies this New Year.

4. Natural disasters will be many this New Year, such as motor accidents, sea/flood/air disasters, fire, etc. Let us move to God. With God, all things are possible.

5. Stop praying against those who hurt you. This year, you will see clearly that God is God of vengeance. Instead, you should pray for them.

6. Do charity work – feed the poor and the needy and give scholarships to those who deserve them. This year, there is great reward in doing this if you do it with all your heart. No matter how little, share it with others. Share their pain and share their joy.

7. Our youth who think always of travelling should use the money to go into agriculture or foodstuff business because in the New Year, God will bless them. They will achieve greatness by transacting in agriculture and foodstuff and become successful in export and import business. The money I am talking about could be in the region of N100,000, N200,000, N250,000 ($1,000, $1,500, $2,000).

Those who have been working for many years and have never been satisfied with the job and salary they receive, the little limited resources at their disposal should be invested in foodstuff business or agriculture, especially those already married. They should divide themselves in such a way that either the husband or wife should step down from service where they receive salary and face agriculture.

Foodstuff business and agriculture or farming are anointed businesses this New Year, to revive the world from economic depression. This is the secret of God revealed to you today. Quote me; you will not regret doing it. My name is T.B. Joshua”.
Religion / If You Believe Demons Don't Exist, Watch This... by NicolasN: 4:48pm On Jul 20, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REqDWph20qE&

Acting? Hypnotism? Reality?

There's some weird things happening in this world.
Politics / Prof Dr HM Quraish Shihab Spoke On TB Joshua by NicolasN: 10:42am On Jun 10, 2012
The Beauty of God’s Creation & Teaching.

The True Islam is The religion of affection, compassion, love, peace, liberty, equality, beauty and prosperity.
We reject Islamic violent extremism, and promote peace, love, tolerance, compassion, accept different thought, ideas and interpretation of Islamic teaching.
Muslims should also make great progress and produce superb works of technology, science, culture, art, and aesthetics, as well as live Islam in the best way, and thus represent it to the world.
Liberty with freedom of religion, speech, expression, and justice for all regardless his religion, race, gender and original nationality.
through the separation of mosque and state.
How wonderful it is, how pleasant,
for God's people to live together in harmony.
Psalm 133;1

Prof Dr HM Quraish Shihab, Indonesian famous philosopher says;

“If an apostle always gives a lesson, which is contrary to your pride anytime he comes, therefore, will you accuse some of them and kill the others?” QS 2:87.


This is human being, when a prophet comes with miracles, they will still reject him. Would you still have no faith in the teachings of Prophet Jesus?


Rasulullah explains the miracles of Prophet Jesus as:


QS 3:49 \ "Surely, I have come to you bringing a sign of wonder from God,
- I made you from the earth in the form of a bird, then I breathed, then it became a bird as God would;

- And I healed those born blind and a person with skin disease and I raised the dead with God’s permission;


- And I gave you what you eat and store in your houses. Verily, this is an apostolic sign of truth for you, if you truly believe".

Miracles of Jesus in the BIBLE:


The Healing of the Demon Possessed Boy (Matthew 17:14-20)
14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”
17 “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Jesus Heals the Sick (Matthew 14:34-36)

34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.


God still sends a man of God, like T.B. Joshua with his miracles as those that Prophet Jesus performed . He heals various sicknesses just by touching the sick or by using the medium of the Anointing Water.


http://www.scoan.org/


Emmanuel TV.- http://www.emmanuel.tv/


After reading the Words of God above and seeing Emmanuel TV and the Man of God T.B. Joshua, what is your reaction?


Will you reject it as you rejected any prophet who came with miracles from Allah?


If an apostle always gives a lesson which is contrary to your pride anytime he comes, therefore, will you accuse some of them and kill the others? QS 2:87


CONCLUSION
He, who has faith and follows the teachings of Prophet Jesus (Prophet Isa), then God will put in his heart love, respect and a peaceful life.


Rasulullah SAW explains:
Therefore, our apostles follow behind them and Isa, the son of Mary and we gave to Him the Gospel and we put in His heart respect and love. QS.57: 27.


Those who reject God’s commandment above are those who follow some part and ignore the rest – QS 2:85 – their lives will be disgraced on earth and in the hell.


May God open our heart. Amen. Pray that God open our heart. Amen.


Source: http://latifabdul.multiply.com/journal/item/949/Mukjizat_Nabi_Isa_as_----vs---TB_Joshua.


Biography: http://theworldbiography.blogspot.com/2012/01/biography-of-muhammad-quraish-shihab.html

Religion / A Muslim Prof Confirms TB Joshua by NicolasN: 10:27am On Jun 10, 2012
The Beauty of God’s Creation & Teaching.

The True Islam is  The religion of affection, compassion, love, peace, liberty, equality, beauty and prosperity.
We reject Islamic violent extremism, and promote peace, love, tolerance, compassion, accept different thought, ideas and interpretation of Islamic teaching.
Muslims should also make great progress and produce superb works of technology, science, culture, art, and aesthetics, as well as live Islam in the best way, and thus represent it to the world.
Liberty with freedom of religion, speech, expression, and justice for all regardless his religion, race, gender and original nationality.
through the separation of mosque and state.
How wonderful it is, how pleasant, 
for God's people to live together in harmony. 
Psalm 133;1

Prof Dr HM Quraish Shihab, Indonesian famous philosopher says;

“If an apostle always gives a lesson, which is contrary to your pride anytime he comes, therefore, will you accuse some of them and kill the others?” QS 2:87.


This is human being, when a prophet comes with miracles, they will still reject him. Would you still have no faith in the teachings of Prophet Jesus?


Rasulullah explains the miracles of Prophet Jesus as:


QS 3:49 \ "Surely, I have come to you bringing a sign of wonder from God, 
- I made you from the earth in the form of a bird, then I breathed, then it became a bird as God would;

- And I healed those born blind and a person with skin disease and I raised the dead with God’s permission;


- And I gave you what you eat and store in your houses. Verily, this is an apostolic sign of truth for you, if you truly believe".

Miracles of Jesus in the BIBLE:


The Healing of the Demon Possessed Boy (Matthew 17:14-20)
14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”
17 “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Jesus Heals the Sick (Matthew 14:34-36)

34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.


God still sends a man of God, like T.B. Joshua with his miracles as those that Prophet Jesus performed . He heals various sicknesses just by touching the sick or by using the medium of the Anointing Water.


http://www.scoan.org/


Emmanuel TV.-  http://www.emmanuel.tv/


After reading the Words of God above and seeing Emmanuel TV and the Man of God T.B. Joshua, what is your reaction?


Will you reject it as you rejected any prophet who came with miracles from Allah?


If an apostle always gives a lesson which is contrary to your pride anytime he comes, therefore, will you accuse some of them and kill the others? QS 2:87


CONCLUSION
He, who has faith and follows the teachings of Prophet Jesus (Prophet Isa), then God will put in his heart love, respect and a peaceful life.


Rasulullah SAW explains:
Therefore, our apostles follow behind them and Isa, the son of Mary and we gave to Him the Gospel and we put in His heart respect and love. QS.57: 27.


Those who reject God’s commandment above are those who follow some part and ignore the rest – QS 2:85 – their lives will be disgraced on earth and in the hell.


May God open our heart. Amen. Pray that God open our heart. Amen. 


Source: http://latifabdul.multiply.com/journal/item/949/Mukjizat_Nabi_Isa_as_----vs---TB_Joshua.


Biography: http://theworldbiography.blogspot.com/2012/01/biography-of-muhammad-quraish-shihab.html

European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: TB Joshua: Chelsea Will Win Champions League trophy by NicolasN: 10:25am On May 03, 2012
Why are u lying TB Joshua never prophesied anything of such. Imagine how many people you have misled. It is never too late to correct that impression. Repost your news to let people know the truth about the matter. Remember you are not talking about a man but a man of God.
Religion / Breaking News On CNN: Ferry Capsized - TB Joshua by NicolasN: 7:05pm On Apr 30, 2012
Few minute ago CNN showed a Breaking News of a Ferry that hit a ship and capsized.
Can this be what TB Joshua is talking about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OohVlwpTsyY
Religion / Breaking News On CNN: Ferry Capsized - TB Joshua by NicolasN: 6:51pm On Apr 30, 2012
Few minute ago CNN showed a Breaking News of a Ferry that hit a ship and capsized.
Can this be what TB Joshua is talking about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OohVlwpTsyY

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