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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is dead

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is dead

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has died at the age of 95, the Vatican announced on Saturday. It said that the 95-year-old Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away on Saturday at 9:34 AM in his residence at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery. The Pope Emeritus has been down with sickness. The statement reads: “The Holy See Press Office announced that the Pope Emeritus died at 9:34 AM on Saturday morning in his residence at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, which the 95-year-old Pope emeritus had chosen as his residence after resigning from the Petrine ministry in 2013. “With sorrow I inform you…
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Photos of COZA’s Pastor Fatoyinbo in UK raise concern over his health

Photos of COZA’s Pastor Fatoyinbo in UK raise concern over his health

Concerns have been raised over the health Status of the Head of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, following the release of his latest photographs. The photographs were released by the church and said to have been taken at Old Trafford, Manchester, United Kingdom. In the photograph, Fatoyinbo, who was with his wife, Modele, and other members of the church, looked very lean and old. After the photos were shared, people took to the comment section to inquire about the health of Fatoyinbo, who was born on January 1, 1976. COZA has now disabled comments on the post. See…
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BREAKING: Gospel singer Sammie Okposo dies at 51

BREAKING: Gospel singer Sammie Okposo dies at 51

Popular gospel singer Sammie Okposo is dead. The Wellu Wellu master, as he is fondly called, was 51. Okposo was also a music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment. He released his first album Addicted in 2004. He bagged multiple awards including KORA Best Gospel Artiste in Africa (2006), Crown SABC Best of African Gospel (2014), Afro Hollywood UK Best Gospel Artiste (2005), NEA Best Gospel Artiste of the Year (2007&2013), and NMA Best Contemporary Gospel Artiste among others. The singer was in the eye of the storm in January when he offered a public apology to his wife,…
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Assemblies Of God Church Elects Amadi As New General Superintendent

Assemblies Of God Church Elects Amadi As New General Superintendent

Rev. Dr. Abel Amadi has been elected as the new General Superintendent, Assemblies of God Nigeria. Until his election early Thursday morning, Rev. Amadi was the District Superintendent of Owerri East District of Assemblies of God Nigeria. Amadi, a member of the now dissolved current Executive Commitee was elected at the 4th Elective ballot at the ongoing 37th General council meeting of Assemblies of God Church holding at Evangel Camp Okpoto. The election, which commenced early on Wednesday, stretched into the night. Announcing the results, the Chairman of the Council Meeting, Rev. Isaac Mpamugo said Rev. Dr. Abel Amadi polled…
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2023: Fr Mbaka denies prophesying against Peter Obi

2023: Fr Mbaka denies prophesying against Peter Obi

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, AMEN, Fr Ejike Mbaka has denied prophesying against the candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi. In a video he shared on Facebook before heading to the monastery, the outspoken cleric, noted that he never spoke ill of Peter Obi on Sunday. Recall that some news media had rumoured that Fr Mbaka had during the Sunday mass, prophesized that the former governor of Anambra state would not succeed in the forthcoming presidential election. Clarifying the allegation Mbaka said he ‘never motioned Obi not to talk about Peter’ during the Sunday…
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BREAKING: Enugu Catholic Diocese lifts ban on Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry

BREAKING: Enugu Catholic Diocese lifts ban on Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry

Three months after it banned all priests and Catholic faithful from attending the Adoration Ministry, Enugu led by the controversial priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Enugu Catholic Diocese lifted the ban on Thursday. Mbaka announced the reopening of the ministry on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The Bishop of the Diocese, Most. Rev. Callistus Onaga on June 18, 2022 pronounced the indefinite ban in a letter he personally signed to all clerics, religious and lay faithful, directing all Catholic faithful and clergy in the diocese from having anything to do with the Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry. The ban followed scathing remarks…
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16-Year-Old Ezera Nmesomachi Emerges Winner Of 2022 Teens Essay Competition

16-Year-Old Ezera Nmesomachi Emerges Winner Of 2022 Teens Essay Competition

A 16-year-old Ezera Nmesomachi has emerged the overall winner of the 2022 Teens Essay Competition organized by The National Children and Teens Desk of The Presbyterian Church Of Nigeria. A native of Ebem Ohafia, Ohafia LGA Abia state, Nmesomachi worships at Solid Rock Parish of Presbyterian Church Of Nigeria, Umuahia. The essay competition which has as the theme, “The Beauty Of The Presbyterian Liturgy” was organized for teenagers between the ages of 13 – 19 years in all the parishes of the church within the country. Nmesomachi, an ex-student of Intellectual Giant Christian Academy Umuahia sat for the 2022 WAEC.…
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BREAKING: Presbyterian Church Elects Ekpeyong Akpanika, Ekop As New Prelate, Deputy Clerk

BREAKING: Presbyterian Church Elects Ekpeyong Akpanika, Ekop As New Prelate, Deputy Clerk

Most Rev. Dr. Ekpenyong Akpanika, has been elected as the new Prelate of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN), THE WHISPERER reports. Akpanika replaces The Most Rev. Nzie Nsị Eke, whose six-year tenure has ended as the national leader of the church. Akpanika, was unanimously elected as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church at its 25th General Assembly held at the Presbyterian Church Of Nigeria, Hope Waddell Parish Sanctuary Calabar Synod, Cross River State. Most Rev. Dr. Ekpeyong Akpanika polled 451 votes to win Most Rev. Daniel Etim who got 355 votes. Similarly, Rt. Rev. Victor Ekop,…
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Bishop Oyedepo tells ‘Winners’: Be obedient

Bishop Oyedepo tells ‘Winners’: Be obedient

Wife of the Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church, LFC, Worldwide, Pastor Faith Oyedepo, has urged winners to be obedient in the affairs of the Kingdom (of God). On his part, the husband, Bishop David Oyedepo, said obedience is better than sacrifice. The couple spoke at the church’s monthly leadership conference. The declarations were yesterday, interpreted as a subtle endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 general elections, Mr Peter Obi. Obi’s supporters have been campaigning under the alias ‘Obi-dients’. The candidate himself visited the Oyedepos at the Ota-based church after which photos from the…
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Adeboye will not endorse Tinubu for 2023 elections — RCCG

Adeboye will not endorse Tinubu for 2023 elections — RCCG

The Redeemed Christian Church of God has said that the General overseer, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, will not be endorsing any candidate for the 2023 elections. The church made this known in a statement on its official Twitter page. RCCG also refuted claims that Adeboye met with the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The statement reads partly: “It has come to our notice that some news outlets are reporting that a meeting Between Pastor E.A. Adeboye, The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, and the former Governor of Lagos State Mr Bola Ahmed…
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