RELIGION

COZA Founder, Fatoyinbo in another scandal, alleged of abortion, manslaughter

The senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo is reportedly enmeshed in a fresh alleged abortion and manslaughter scandal with his former church member identified as Ifeoluwa Dolapo. This was contained in a petition sent to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu. The petition also included an audio tape. This is coming weeks after Fatoyinbo was invited for questioning by the Police Headquarters in Abuja over alleged rape of professional photographer, Busola Dakolo 20 years ago. According to a report by the Nigerian Voice, Fatoyinbo was alleged of coercing Ifeoluwa Dolapo into undergoing a procedure to abort a baby after allegedly impregnating her – a procedure [Read]

‘We won’t allow 17days Oro restriction in Iseyin’, Islamic Council Declares

OYO – The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Iseyin chapter, has warned the adherents of the Oro deity in the Iseyin area of Oyo State to refrain from testing the people’s will by insisting on restricting their movement for 17 days. The Oro is an annual traditional festival celebrated by male descendants of the specific locations where it is taking place. The NSCIA, led by its Chairman, Raji Coker; Secretary, Mr Fatahi Olawoyin; and Public Relations Officer, Mallam Maruf Mustapha, said the Oro adherents were merely crying wolve to deceive the judiciary, the police and the state Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde. Mustapha described as diversionary last week’s statement by [Read]

Ogun: 13 traditional worshippers remanded for attacking Muslims, Christians

ILARO – A Magistrate’s court sitting in Ilaro, Ogun State yesterday remanded 13 traditional worshippers for allegedly attacking Muslims and Christians in Idi-Iroko, a border community in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state. The suspects charged to court in two separate suits filed before the magistrate court were accused of assault, contempt of court, among others. The prosecutor, Dada Olushola, said the accused persons were arrested by police while committing the offence during the Oro festival. Olushola added that the accused persons observed the Oro festival during the day time which is against the judgment and order of the high court in Ipokia. Magistrate S. O. Banwo however granted [Read]

Presidential Election tribunal: How Primate Elijah Ayodele warned Atiku

For some hours now, there has been uproar on the social media and in the country at large over the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 Presidential election by the Tribunal after dragging the case for months. This is no doubt not in favour of PDP’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as he seriously lost out in the battle to claim the presidential seat of Nigeria. [READ ALSO] 2019 Presidency: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory It would be recalled that he claims the election result was manipulated to favour Muhammadu Buhari, which was the reason behind the court cases. However, checks by this publication revealed that Primate Elijah [Read]

Pastor Dies After 30 Days of Fasting To Beat Jesus’ Record

A South African pastor, Alfred Ndlovu has died of malnutrition after going without food for 30 days when he tried to emulate Jesus Christ and fast for 40 days and 40 nights. Buzz South Africa reports that the 44-year-old pastor left home on June 17 for a nearby bush to have prayers, just like Jesus did. Attempting to equal or break Jesus Christ record of fasting for 40 days, Mr Alfred Ndlovu died just a month despite having no history of illness. He was alone in the wilderness and his body was found by a stranger who then called the police. He was known by his family and community at [Read]

Thief Dies Inside Lagos Church After Getting Stuck In Burglary Proof During Operation [SEE VIDEOS]

LAGOS – A church burglar has died after getting stuck in a church’s burglar-proof during an overnight operation in Abule Egba, Lagos. The suspect, had Wednesday last week successfully burgled an RCCG in the area. However, luck ran out on him on Sunday night, when he tried burgling another church at No 1, Arepo Street, Awori. He was apparently trying to squeeze himself through the burglar-proof, when he snapped his neck. He was later discovered, yesterday evening, when the pastor came for a program. His phone, with its torchlight on, was also discovered beside him. See video below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

JUST IN: Shiites, Police clash in Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi; 5 feared dead

KADUNA  – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has raised alarm that men of Nigerian police have killed three of its members who were on the road for Ashura procession in Kaduna today. The group said one member in Bauch and another in Gombe killed. IMN have defied its proscription by the government by embarking on a procession across the country. While the procession which the police described as ”an act of advancement of terrorism” and also warned the group against embarking on was peaceful in Abuja, other parts of Nigeria recorded a sad story. The spokesperson of [Read]

BREAKING: Court summons Fatoyinbo over rape allegation

ABUJA – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has summoned the senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, over rape allegations levelled against him by celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo. Court document sighted by newsmen on Monday, states Fatoyinbo is to appear in court within 14 days. The pastor has appeared at Force Criminal Investigation Department of the Ngerian Police, Garki Area 10, Abuja, where he was interrogated by a team of detectives led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Adaku Anya. Busola has in June during an interview alleged Fatoyinbo of severally raping her while they were in Ilorin, Kwara state. The allegation that was refuted [Read]

Shi’ites, police may clash again on Tuesday as proscribed group plans nationwide procession

•We’re Nigerians and ready to die in Nigeria –Shi’ites •March and see what police will do – FPRO The Nigeria Police Force and members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, may clash at the group’s upcoming Ashura procession on Tuesday. The Ashura procession, also called the Day of Ashura, is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It is observed annually by Shi’ite Muslims worldwide to commemorate the death of Husayn ibn Ali in the Battle of Karbala in Iraq. Known as the third Shia Imam, Husayn was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and son of Ali ibn Abi [Read]

Xenophobia: Adeboye, Okonkwo caution against retaliation

GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye and his counterpart from The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, Bishop Mike Okonkwo have passionately pleaded with Nigerians to exercise restraint in the face of provocative xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa and avoid the temptation to retaliate. Speaking at different fora, the two eminent Pentecostal clerics described the ugly development in South Africa as unfortunate but adviced that the lure of retaliation cannot provide an enduring solution to the crisis. “Attack on South African concerns in Nigeria in retaliation is not a godly alternative to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa,” they pleaded giving separate [Read]

ALLEGED RITUALS: Irate Youths Beat Pastor To Stupor, Burn Down His Church

YALA – Angry mob have unleashed terror on a pastor Ukelle in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, after he (pastor) was accused of using residents for rituals for the church to grow. According to Facebook user, James Nicolas, the pastor has used three boys for rituals last week. In anger, youths of the community stormed his church which they set ablaze along with his house before beating and parading him . ‘Yeah this is the fake prophet who has been using our people for rituals. Remember earlier this year, we reported a case where about 5 people got missing on their way to North ukelle from Edor, [Read]

Masquerades attack Akwa-Ibom church, Injure pastor, members, steal properties

AKWA-IBOM – Masquerades on rampage attacked a Church, City of Living Grace Chapel, in Idu Uruan, Uruan local government area, Akwa Ibom State, and destroyed the church’s properties, beat up some members and stole the phones of others. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the masquerades, who were purportedly grieved that the pastor of the Church, Apostle Emmanuel Etim, had repeatedly preached against the practice of terrorising the citizens during the Ekpo masquerade festival, were led by a group of touts to attack the Church. A member of the Church, Ms Mboutidem Sam, who spoke with our correspondent in Uyo said the Church was observing a month long fasting and prayer [Read]

Pastor dies of starvation while observing 30 days fast

ZAMBIA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Zambian pastor identified as Brighton Samajomba has reportedly died of starvation 10 days before the end of his annual 30-day fasting programme. Samajomba, 37, of “Heaven Is My Home” in Solwezi, Northwest area of Zambia, was reportedly found dead by his wife in the early hours of the 20th day of his 30-day fasting programme of standing in the gap for his family and church members. Samajomba’s death was confirmed by his brother Reagan Samajomba in Solwezi on Wednesday. Reagan said the deceased Samjomba who led a lifestyle of taking on many days of prayer and fasting programmes, started his annual fasting [Read]

How I escaped death today – Pope Francis explains

World Catholic Leader, Pope Francis on Sunday escaped death. The pontiff, who arrived late for his weekly address in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, explained that he had been stuck inside an elevator in the Vatican for 25 minutes and had to be freed by firefighters. “I have to beg your pardon,” the smiling pontiff said as he started the address about 10 minutes late, according to Reuters. He then went ahead to explain that there had been an electrical power problem in the Vatican and that he was stuck in the elevator until freed by Vatican fire officers. “A round of applause for the fire brigade,” the Pope said [Read]

Police arrest 19-year old armed robber during church service, gun recovered

The Lagos state police command has arrested and paraded Wasiu Kamarudeen, an arm robbery kingpin who led a team of robbers to attack members of the St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Opened Field during their church retreat yesterday Saturday, August 31st. The police said its men attached to Ilemba Hausa Police Station received a distress call from the church members that one motorcycle was sighted conveying three passengers into the camp ground in a suspicious manner. The police say the passengers mingled amongst the worshipers with the intent to dispossess worshippers of their valuables such as handsets, cash etc. Acting on the information, the police deployed patrol teams to [Read]