XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS: PRETORIA AND JO’BURG STILL ON FIRE, DEATH REPORTED

Report reaching us through Ehis, a Pretoria based Nigerian, with visuals and video clips, has confirmed a renewed aggression against Nigerians and other immigrants in Pretoria West and Jo’burg South Africa. Other media reports indicated that the Police are doing much they can to break up the tense march against immigrants in the Pretoria CBD this morning (Friday), with stun grenades going off near the department of home affairs building. A police helicopter hovered overhead and public order police officers weaved through the large crowd.   At one point, the group…

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CAN: “JOHN KERRY’S STATE VISIT DISCRIMINATORY, PERSONAL, AND DIVISIVE”

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has accused the United States government of stoking ethnic and religious divisions in Nigeria, after the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, visited the Sultan of Sokoto and northern governors. The group said Christians were excluded from Mr. Kerry’s visit between Monday and Tuesday. Mr. Kerry traveled to Sokoto where he met the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, who is the head of Nigeria’s Muslim community. He later met President Muhammadu Buhari, before meeting governors of northern states. In an interview with journalists on…

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FULANI HERDSMEN SLAUGHTER AND INVADE ANOTHER ENUGU COMMUNITY

The sleepy community of Ndiagu, Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu-West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria, was early Thursday morning, thrown into mourning following its invasion by over 50 Fulani Herdsmen armed with machetes, who slaughtered a Catholic Seminarian, Lazarus Nwafor.Four members of the Ogbodo Nwarum family, where Nwafor, the Seminarian, who finished his apostolic work at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ndiagu ,Attakwu, last Tuesday, was a tenant, sustained severe machete cuts from the rampaging Fulani herdsmen who slit the stomach of a six months pregnant Mrs. Nwarum in the…

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GHANAIAN PASTOR WHO FLOGGED ‘LOVEBIRDS’ IN CHURCH ARRESTED OVER $2.9M FRAUD

The Ghanaian pastor who flogged two adulterous members of his congregation during a church service has been arrested. Police confirmed that he was arrested in connection with a fraud case. The pastor is said to have taken gold and monies totaling GHc 11.6 million (equivalent to $2.9m) from a complainant with the view to spiritually bless and increase the wealth. The bishop had failed to deliver on his promise or to give back the gold and money. Bishop Daniel Obinim of the International God’s Way Church was held by police…

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KIDNAPPED RCCG PASTOR, KAYODE BAJOMO, RELEASED!

We can authoritatively confirm that kidnapped Redeemed Christian Church of God’s pastor, Kayode Bajomo, who was abducted by some militants at the church’s parish by Santos Bus Stop, Isawo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Sunday July 26, 2016 was released early this morning, Sunday July 31, 2016. It had been reported that the militants had demanded a ransom of 100million Nigerian Naira before he could be released. Details surrounding his release is however yet unknown. The CCLM family join all Christian faithfuls and family of Pastor Kayode…

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LOCAL MUSLIMS HINDERED GANGS’ ATTACKS ON CHURCHES DURING TURKEY MILITARY COUP

MUSLIMS protected churches as gangs armed with hammers and paving stones threatened to destroy them during the failed Turkey military coup. At least 265 people were killed and 1,500 injured in the attempted coup which saw a faction of Turkish troops attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. The coup failed after crowds of government supporters answered President Erdogan’s call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks. As carnage swept the country churches were also targeted and Muslims rallied round to protect their Christian neighbours.…

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EUNICE ELISHA: AN EARNEST SIGNPOST, CUT DOWN BY ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS

With the dawn of Saturday July 9, 2016 came a very dark cloud over the home of Pastor Olawale Elisha, a pastor at the Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. On that fateful day, his devout wife, mother of his seven budding children, and lover of God, was brutally hacked down by Islamist extremists as she went about her regular early morning street-to-street preaching around the pipeline area of Kubwa, a satellite town of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Reports indicated that Deaconess Eunice was…

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OFFICIAL: PUTIN’S RUSSIA BANS FELLOWSHIP AT HOMES AND OUTDOOR EVANGELISM

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law last week a measure punishing any kind of religious evangelization outside of churches, which some observers have called one of the most restrictive move in “post-Soviet history.” “This new situation resembles the Soviet Union in 1929. At that time confession of faith was permitted only in church,” Hannu Haukka, president of Great Commission Media Ministries, told National Religious Broadcasters, according to Breitbart News. “Practically speaking, we are back in the same situation. These anti-terrorist laws are some of the most restrictive laws in…

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RUSSIA PROPOSES LAW TO RESTRICT CHRISTIANS SHARING THEIR FAITH

A package of new laws being proposed in Russia will prohibit Christians from sharing their faith to others outside of church. The laws are part of the government’s strategy for surveillance and countering terrorism, yet are widely considered as the country’s most restrictive in post-Soviet history. The laws were unanimously passed in the upper house on June 24 and in the lower house on Wednesday, June 29. The Protestant community in Russia is concerned about the issue and is petitioning Vladimir Putin to not approve the new laws. “Most evangelicals…

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NOISE POLLUTION: LAGOS SHUTS DOWN 70 CHURCHES, 20 MOSQUES

In attempt to cut down the proliferating spate of noise in Lagos, the South-West state in Nigeria, has shut down 70 churches, 20 mosques and about 11 hotels, club houses and beer parlor joints. The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Bola Shabi, who made this known, said henceforth, the state government would no longer allow make-shift buildings to be used as places of worship. Shabi said: “Precisely about 70 churches, 20 mosques and about 11 hotels, club houses and beer parlours were shut and we’ve given them…

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