Connect with us

Religion

61st Independence Anniversary Celebration: Nigeria Can Still Be Remedied – Bishop Ezeokafor

Published

on

61st Independence Anniversary Celebration: Nigeria Can Still Be Remedied - Bishop Ezeokafor
Spread the love

61st Independence Anniversary Celebration: Nigeria Can Still Be Remedied – Bishop Ezeokafor

...Shudders At Politicians’ Desperation

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu

The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, Says that Nigeria will still come good despite the myriads of problems bedeviling the nation.

Bishop Ezeokafor who stated this at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, expressed the hope that with continued prayers and quality leadership things would be changed for good, even as he quoted Late Prof Chinua Achebe whom he said, described Nigeria’s problem as a problem of leadership.

‘I believe in one Nigeria where everyone will live in peace and harmony. I want a country all will be treated equally and democracy dividends evenly shared. I believe in one Nigeria, but not at all cost. In all, we still have to thank God for our country Nigeria. Attaining 61 as a nation calls for Thanksgiving.

‘That I believe in one Nigeria does not mean I will support evil or close my eyes to maltreatment of a section of the country and labelling of those who are asking for their rights and independence as terrorists. I will never believe in one Nigeria where “Monkey dey work, Bamboo dey chop”.

ALSO READ:  Man Burnt To Death For Insulting Prophet Muhammad In Bauchi (Photos)

The Charismatic and influential Prelate said that bad leadership had subjected the masses into abject penury, beggars and state of hopelessness, saying that the nation could still be remedied if adequate leadership would be put in place.

The outspoken Cleric accused the Federal Government of Nigeria of being insensitive to the plights of those they were leading, noting that the insensitivity of the leaders had gotten to the level everyone should speak out.

‘This is the time we all need to pour out our minds. Things are not being done right at all. The level of hardship in this country is indescribable. Leadership ineptitude has turned all of us into wailers. People are suffering on daily basis. I will continue to talk. If they do well my talk will reduce. Nigeria is for all of us. No one should play god or believe that others are second and third class citizens,’ he said.

ALSO READ:  Buhari Exposes Mbaka Says He Was Begging For Contracts

The Chief shepherd of Catholic Diocese of Awka expressed dismay with what he described as veiled Islamization agenda going on in the country, stating anyone who was still doubting the ‘glaring truth’ was still living in fool’s paradise.

‘Programme of Islamization of Nigeria ongoing. There is no gainsaying the fact. Nigeria is a secular state and we have two major religions in this country; Christianity and Islam. The two religions and others should be allowed to be. Any attempt to force a particular religion on the people will be resisted by Nigerians,’ he stated.

He said that Federal Government’s borrowing spree was pure enslavement, saying that it had gotten to an alarming proportion, even as he said that they were obviously mortgaging the future of the poor masses, especially the future of the children yet unborn.

ALSO READ:  TB Joshua’s wife speaks on husband’s death.

On Anambra Election, The Local Ordinary expressed serious concern what he described as unbelievable desperation of some politicians, noting that there were those who do not have any business contesting the election, but were there to play spoiler’s role as well as to cause confusion and division.

Bishop Ezeokafor appealed to Ndi Anambra to vote according to their conscience, noting that any bad government enthroned during the November 6 gubernatorial election would hurt Ndi Anambra for the next four years.

‘Collecting money to vote a bad candidate is a recipe for disaster and anarchy. Do not mortgage your future by voting in the wrong person. Vote because you love Anambra State. Vote someone who is capable,’ he pleaded.

61st Independence Anniversary Celebration: Nigeria Can Still Be Remedied - Bishop Ezeokafor

61st Independence Anniversary Celebration: Nigeria Can Still Be Remedied - Bishop Ezeokafor

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Religion

RCCG Member Gunned Down In Front Of Church

Published

on

By

RCCG Member Gunned Down In Front Of Church
Spread the love

RCCG Member Gunned Down In Front Of Church

There was tension at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Living Word Parish, Basin Road, Ilorin, Kwara, when Sina Babarinde, a member of the church, was gunned down.

Babarinde was said to have stepped out of the church to receive a call when his assailants rained bullets on him.

The incident, it was gathered, happened during the 7am service of the parish.

The motive of the killing was not clear as at press time.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Monday night, said investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators.

ALSO READ:  Buhari Exposes Mbaka Says He Was Begging For Contracts

“He was called on phone during the service as he walked out of the church to receive the call. The sound of gun shots rend the air, which drew the attention of the congregation,” Okasanmi said.

“As at the time the congregation got out of the church to see what was happening, it was discovered that the estate agent was already in the pool of his blood.

“The shells of the bullet used in killing the deceased have been recovered and the corpse has been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for postmortem.

“People should not entertain any fear as the Police and other security agencies are working towards unraveling the situation surrounding the incident.”

ALSO READ:  TB Joshua’s wife speaks on husband’s death.

He also said that men of the Nigeria Police have already been deployed in strategic places in the metropolis, to prevent such reoccurrence.

Continue Reading

Religion

Focus On Missionary Work, Stop Abusing God’s Grace – Primate Ayodele Rebukes Bakare

Published

on

By

Focus On Missionary Work, Stop Abusing Gods Grace - Primate Ayodele Rebukes Bakare
Spread the love

Focus On Missionary Work, Stop Abusing Gods Grace – Primate Ayodele Rebukes Bakare

The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Saturday rebuked Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church over his comment on running for president in 2023.

Primate Ayodele, who frowned at the remark, said Pastor Bakare should face his missionary work and stop mismanaging the grace of God upon his life.

Bakare had said that he will contest for the position if God and Nigerians ask him to.

Speaking at the State House after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Bakare described himself as a nation builder.

ALSO READ:  Man Burnt To Death For Insulting Prophet Muhammad In Bauchi (Photos)

However, Ayodele noted that Bakare cannot win an election in his church not to talk of winning an election in Nigeria.

In a statement by his media aide, Oluwatosin Osho, the clergyman advised him to spend his money on the less privileged in his church rather than waste it on something that has no reward from God.

‘’Tunde Bakare is mismanaging the grace of God upon his life and ministry. The dream of becoming Nigeria’s president is not realistic for him, he can’t even win an election in his church not to talk of Nigeria.

‘’If he has money, he should use it to help the less privileged in his church instead of going about to waste his time for nothing.

ALSO READ:  Chioma Ifemeludike: Apostle Suleman Addresses Congregation On Sex Scandal (Video)

‘’Tunde Bakare should relax, forget the dream of becoming Nigeria’s president and face his missionary work that God sent him to do. He should preach the gospel, win more souls for Christ.,” he said.

Bakare had in July launched a movement he called ‘Nigeria For Nigeria’. This was a movement he described as a means to take back Nigeria from the hands of those in power.

But, Primate Ayodele had described the movement as a means to put Nigerians in bondage and that it is another agenda for Tunde Bakare’s political ambition.

Continue Reading

Religion

Video: Touching Moment When 3 kidnapped Seminarians In Kaduna Were Released.

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Video: Touching Moment When 3 kidnapped Seminarians In Kaduna Were Released.

Recall that The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan reported the kidnapping of three seminarians from Christ the King major Seminary, Kafanchan, Kaduna State.
The incident which took place on monday 11th October, 2021 at about 7.26pm in the Seminary’s chapel, left 6 seminarians injured with 3 kidnapped.
Chrysora Media reported that the Nigeria military were on ground carrying out investigations whereas the 6 injured seminarians were hospitalised.
Chrysora Media further reported that these 6 seminarians were discharged as soon as they fully recovered.

Reaching our correspondence was a video clip from Christ the King Seminary, Kafanchan, showing emotional moment where the 3 kidnapped Seminarians were welcomed back to the Seminary.

ALSO READ:  Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin reveals how he healed a COVID-19 patient online

Chrysora Media has not yet ascertained if ransom was paid for their release as at the time of this report.

See Video below

Continue Reading

Trending