Pastor of the Household of God International Ministries, Reverend Chris Okotie has said that God was coming against enemies of the church in Nigeria.
In a strongly-worded message on his Facebook page, the preacher quoted a scripture and said “The wizard at Endor who assumed the title Emmanuel, has been consumed by divine indignation. And now his disciples bewail his ignominious exit.”
He went on to claim that God was going against the enemies of the church in Nigeria. “The day of the vengeance of our God has fully come to Nigeria. And they shall not escape. Operation Hupopodion (footstool) has commenced,” he said.
Reactions to his post, which had over 1000 comments showed that Facebook users were linking his post to the late founder of Synagogue Church Of All Nations, whose death was announced on Sunday.
While some described the post as insensitive and ill-timed, others felt that Okotie was merely stating the truth.
Martine Mark said, “The good TB Joshua has done, no other living in Nigeria, a government or a pastor or organisation has done that, Remember Jesus said, what so ever you do unto my brother, that you do unto me, Pastor Chris, how many hungry, destitute, sick and orphans do you care for??? That is what God’s judgement is going to be based on, Good you do to your neighbour, and that alone is a plus for Joshua, and a negative for you. If you die today, how many Nigerians will cry for you?? You have not touched even one hundredth of the lives TB Joshua has touched, so stop judging him as satan, no man is God.”
Another Facebook user, Austen Ezeifedi said, “If I were you I’d take this post down. Whatever you understood of his ministry, it takes a second to repent and be reconciled with our Creator. This makes his final position known to only God! Just imagine if people judged you by your days ‘in the world’!!!”
Romeo O’tega commented, “I sincerely opine that this post is very unnecessary, insensitive and callous! For God’s sakes, the man is dead and gone…Let God be the judge.”
On his part, Ebi Ofioguma said, “The man in Ikotun destroyed a lot of lives . He lied to he was Jesus and committed lots of atrocities .
Ime Ekaidem agreed with Okotie’s post saying, “You are absolutely right sir. You were the only one who spoke then and you speak still. Many men of God know this but keep mum. The Lord knows those that are his.”
Okotie had in the past accused TB Joshua of “shamanist practices.”
Senator Mrs Uche Ekwunife Fulfils her promise of giving Business Grant to 1000 beneficiaries (See benefactors)
EKWUNIFE FACILITATES BUSINESS GRANTS FOR 1000 BENEFICIARIES
Over 1000 beneficiaries have been credited in another batch of intervention funds cash transfers facilitated by the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Uche Ekwunife as part of her continuous efforts to empower the people of the constituency and assist them in their businesses.
The cash transfers began to drop on the bank accounts of the beneficiaries who had applied at the constituency office on Friday, June 18, 2021. We therefore use this opportunity to urge constituents who had applied for intervention funds from the office to always check their phones regularly for acceptance messages, and subsequently expect the receipt of funds. Those who have taken delivery of the funds should report to the office for documentation and further assistance.
Constituents are at liberty to visit the Intervention Funds and Benefits Department of the Liaison Office, located at Senator Uche Ekwunife Centre, Opposite Udoka Housing Estate Awka to provide details which would assist the office in facilitating the various Federal Government’s intervention funds/benefits for them.
Senator Ekwunife’s resolve to ameliorate the sufferings of the people by offering a representation that is visible, impactful and purposeful remains unflinching. More beneficiaries are expected to be captured in the ongoing programme in the coming weeks.
Director, Intervention Funds and Benefits Department Anambra Central Liaison Office.
Boko Haram Gets New Commanders
Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadist group has confirmed the death of its chief Abubakar Shekau, who sources say died during infighting with a rival Islamic State-allied faction, according to a video message from its presumed new commander.
In the short video in Arabic, top Boko Haram commander Bakura Modu, also known as Sahaba, urged his faction’s commanders to remain loyal despite the loss of their historic commander.
Shekau’s death was seen a major shift in Nigeria’s conflict, though Islamic State in West Africa Province or ISWAP has recently emerged as the dominant force in the more than decade-long Islamist insurgency in the country’s northeast.
The video, provided to AFP by a source close to Boko Haram and confirmed to be Bakura Modu by another local source, illustrates that jihadist infighting is far from over in Africa’s most populous nation.
Shekau, who gained notoriety after kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014, killed himself last month rather than surrender after IS-allied rivals attacked his base camp in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, security sources said.
President Buhari Gives Mikel Obi Juicy Appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration has appointed former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, as Youth Ambassador.
This was confirmed on Friday, at an event held at the National Stadium, Lagos, which was attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
According to the Special Adviser to Dare on Media, John Joshua-Akanji, Mikel Obi was described by the Minister as a “role model whose lasting legacies in football development has continued to have a positive impact on youths in the country.”
Mikel Obi was assured of Federal Government support whenever he chooses to invest in the country.
“Time will not permit me to say much about Mikel’s success as a footballer. He is our legend and a role model who has continued to impact the lives of youth positively.
“It is it my pleasure to appoint you as Nigeria Youth Ambassador. It’s a new portfolio and your role as youth ambassador will be made known to Nigerians,” Dare said.
In his response, Mikel Obi said: “I feel highly honoured to be appointed as Youth Ambassador of this country, it is a great feeling.
“I am happy with this partnership and I promise to do my best to encourage and inspire the youths towards national development, not just in football but in other sports like Basketball, Boxing among others.”
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