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What Deborah’s Murder Tells Us About Nigeria
17th May 2022
The murder of a 200-level student of Home Economics the name Deborah Emmanuel of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, by Islamic fundamentalists has sparked global outrage. The video where she was beaten with sticks and other sharp objects and finally set ablaze by her classmates and others has shocked the world. Read more about … Continue reading What Deborah’s Murder Tells Us About Nigeria
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Do You Know Nigeria’s Oldest Degree Awarding Theological Institution?
3rd March 2022
The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Oyo State is a theological institution that integrates and balances vibrant spirituality, sound academics and competent gospel ministry. Amongst so many other existing theological seminaries and bible schools, the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, is regarded as Nigeria’s oldest degree-awarding theological institution. This year 2022, the theological institution will … Continue reading Do You Know Nigeria’s Oldest Degree Awarding Theological Institution?
Eid-ul-Mawlud: Government Declares Tuesday Public Holiday
18th October 2021
As part of celebrations for the Islamic Eid-ul-Mawlud, the federal government has declared Tuesday, October 19, 2021, as a public holiday. The event which marks the celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad will see Nigerian Muslims reflect on their religious life. Nigerian Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola in a statement issued … Continue reading Eid-ul-Mawlud: Government Declares Tuesday Public Holiday
Entertainment Focus: Heir To The Throne EP By Spokesman
23rd July 2021
If you are a fan of Nigerian gospel music, then you must know Kaduna-based missionary and artist, Jeremiah Aluwong, popular with the stage name, Spokesman. Read more about Entertainment The rapper whose main focus is preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ around the globe especially in the remote parts as seen in his missionary … Continue reading Entertainment Focus: Heir To The Throne EP By Spokesman
Eid-El-Kabir: FG Declares Tuesday And Wednesday As Public Holidays
18th July 2021
As part of celebrations for the Islamic Eid-El-Kabir, the federal government has declared Tuesday, July 20th, and Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, as public holidays. Read more about Holidays This information was made public in a statement issued by Dr Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Interior, on behalf of the … Continue reading Eid-El-Kabir: FG Declares Tuesday And Wednesday As Public Holidays
How Much Do Nigerian Pastors Earn?
7th July 2021
What you are about to read will shock you. Do you know an average Nigerian pastor earns about N540, 000 to N1, 080,000 per year, which is a whopping 40% more than the annual minimum wage of civil servants? Read more about Did you know? This is unbelievable, as it seems as though they … Continue reading How Much Do Nigerian Pastors Earn?
Eid-el-Fitr: FG Declares Wednesday And Thursday As Public Holidays
11th May 2021
As Nigerian Muslim faithful edge closer to the completion of the Ramadan (Islamic Holy Fast) period, the federal government has declared Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 13, 2021, as public holidays to mark the celebrations of Eid-el-Fitr in 2021. Read more about Religion Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of … Continue reading Eid-el-Fitr: FG Declares Wednesday And Thursday As Public Holidays
Do You Know? Jeremiah Aluwong And The LightWK Team
4th February 2021
Literally, you can see the passion of Jeremiah Samuel Aluwong and his team. The manner in which they strive to reach out to people at the grassroots—in the oddest of places—is a testimony of their passion. Images shared on their social media (IG: @spokesman001 and @lightwkonline) capture them with young people that could be easily … Continue reading Do You Know? Jeremiah Aluwong And The LightWK Team
History Trivia: Valentine’s Day
2nd February 2021
There is a buzz about Valentine’s Day that just does not sit right with me these days. The commercialization of holidays has taken a negative toll on the integrity of their significance. Capitalism has appropriated it for its own use. St Valentine’s Day is no different in this regard. Read more about Valentine’s Day The … Continue reading History Trivia: Valentine’s Day
Sir Shina Peters Ordained A Bishop Of The Cherubim And Seraphim Church
High profile Nigerian Afro Juju singer, Sir Shina Peters, took a new dimension from music, this time to become a bishop. The legendary musician has been ordained a bishop of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in the Iju area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Read more about Entertainment SSP as he is popularly called made this … Continue reading Sir Shina Peters Ordained A Bishop Of The Cherubim And Seraphim Church
It Is ‘In Jesus’ Name’ And Not ‘ijn’
31st January 2021
To Whom honour is due. If God is ALMIGHTY, why sign off a prayer with ‘ijn’? Read more about Personal Development What is ‘ijn’? In Jesus‘ Name? Why can’t you write it in full? Where is the reverence? Where is the respect? Why does the world want to abbreviate Him? From Christmas to Xmas and … Continue reading It Is ‘In Jesus’ Name’ And Not ‘ijn’
Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Kukah Into Vatican Top Position
19th January 2021
High profile Nigerian religious cleric, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, has been appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Vatican’s Dicastery with the main aim of promoting the integral development of human beings. The Head of the Roman Catholic Church deemed it fit to include the Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto, northwest Nigeria in … Continue reading Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Kukah Into Vatican Top Position
Worship Centres To Fully Reopen In Lagos State
20th September 2020
On Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during a briefing in the state gave a green light for the reopening of worship centres in the state as the lockdown continues to ease. Sanwo-Olu noted that mosques are now free to conduct their five times daily prayers, while churches … Continue reading Worship Centres To Fully Reopen In Lagos State
Happy Easter Celebration
12th April 2020
Christ is risen! This is the chant that greets the bright morning of every Easter Sunday. Today is Easter celebration for Christians in every part of the world, a day that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave in what Christians believe to be salvation of mankind from sin. Easter which is very … Continue reading Happy Easter Celebration
Book Review— God’Fessions
17th August 2019
God’Fessions (Daily Confession of God’s Word and Promises Over Your Life) Author: ’Goke Coker Publisher: AuthorHouse, 2012 Pages: 185 ISBN: 978-1-4772-9124-5 The Christian life is one of victory over the world fraught with evil, encroaching darkness, violence, strife, confusion, attacks on families, failing finances, and health, distractions and emotional instability. This is God’s plan … Continue reading Book Review— God’Fessions
Why Religion is an Opiate of the People
17th May 2019
“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of the soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” –Karl Marx (1844) In the space of just one week, there were reports on social media of about four attempted and successful suicide cases in Nigeria. The … Continue reading Why Religion is an Opiate of the People
Let’s Talk About the Beauty Who Was Married to a Beast
8th May 2018
She had brains and beauty; more than that, she was the embodiment of patience, common sense and vision. The lady whose story is recorded in 1 Samuel 25:1-42; 2 Samuel 3:3, is a woman of exceptional courage. Sadly, Abigail was married to a man destitute of her finer qualities. 1 Samuel 25:3 states that “she was … Continue reading Let’s Talk About the Beauty Who Was Married to a Beast
Is Prayer Overrated?
6th May 2018
Today, more and more people are awakening to the truth that prayer cannot take the place of action. Faith without corresponding action is truly dead. (James 2:26) So, do we really need to pray? Is prayer overrated? Yes, we absolutely need to pray and no, prayer can never be overrated! That old song is still … Continue reading Is Prayer Overrated?
Let’s Talk About the Prostitute Who Became a Princess
22nd April 2018
Do you worry about how people see you? What people think of you? I can categorically tell you that what matters is not whether people consider you worthy. What matters is God’s opinion of you. Nobody knows this better than Rahab. Like the other three “unbelieving” women mentioned in Matthew 1, Rahab’s place in Jesus’ … Continue reading Let’s Talk About the Prostitute Who Became a Princess
Does Your Besetting Sin Make You a Hypocrite?
Is there any one that fails? Is there anyone that falls? Am I the only one in church today feeling so small? ~ Casting Crowns, Stained Glass Masquerade. The Bible makes it clear to us that the struggle between the flesh and the Spirit will not end as long as we are in these bodies. … Continue reading Does Your Besetting Sin Make You a Hypocrite?
Gospel Rapper Lacrae Visits Nigeria
13th March 2018
American gospel hip hop recording artiste Lacrae is set to visit Nigeria in the middle of the year as part of his All Things Work Together 2018 World Tour. The tour is also part of activities to promote this Grammy Award winner’s eighth studio album titled “All Things Work Together” album released in September last … Continue reading Gospel Rapper Lacrae Visits Nigeria
Is Morning Devotion Still a Thing?
26th February 2018
As young believers, one of the first disciplines we learnt was that of starting the day with God. Many of us were introduced to this in the form of family devotions, which often proved to be a major thorn in the flesh because most times we still wanted to sleep, and sometimes we couldn’t really … Continue reading Is Morning Devotion Still a Thing?
Proverbs 31 Babe: The Virtue of Waking Up Early
30th January 2018
“She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work…” Proverbs 31:15 I’m an owl. Naturally, I do my best work when I’m at my desk late into the night, and in the mornings, I prefer to sleep in. There is nothing wrong with this, per se; after all, we … Continue reading Proverbs 31 Babe: The Virtue of Waking Up Early
It’s Twelve Days Until Christmas
14th December 2017
Many of us were forced to memorize this song as children without understanding what it means. Most people often relate The Twelve Days of Christmas as the days preceding the festival. Actually, Christmas is a season of the Christian Year that lasts for days beginning December 25 and lasting, until January 6 the Day of Epiphany, when … Continue reading It’s Twelve Days Until Christmas
Halleluyah Challenge, Now A Daily Habit
9th November 2017
Researchers have long ago claimed that it takes 21 days to form a habit, how amazing is it when your newly developed habit is that of thanksgiving and praises. Remember this design? You’d see it a lot these 21 days…. that happens in 6hrs time… A post shared by Nathaniel Bassey (@nathanielblow) on Oct 31, … Continue reading Halleluyah Challenge, Now A Daily Habit
How Do Christians in Large Churches Thrive?
3rd July 2017
I’m a “small church” girl. I grew up in a congregation where everyone pretty much knew everyone, and I kind of liked it that way. So when I got engaged to a man who had recently joined a church with a large congregation, I wondered how in the world I was going to manage. After … Continue reading How Do Christians in Large Churches Thrive?
How to Join the Hallelujah Challenge
16th June 2017
Wondering how you can join the hallelujah challenge, the trending praise and worship movement, championed by Nathaniel Bassey? Then follow the steps in this article to be a part of #TheOneHourHallelujahChallenge. Sign up an Instagram account if you don’t already have one. Step 1: Enter ‘Nathaniel Bassey’ into your Instagram search box. Step 2: Several results … Continue reading How to Join the Hallelujah Challenge
The Hallelujah Challenge, a Worship Movement
14th June 2017
About two weeks ago, renowned Nigerian worship leader, Nathaniel Bassey, announced a 30-day worship session called The Hallelujah Challenge. This Challenge, which began on the 1st of June 2017, holds every day from mid-night to 1am. Nathaniel, from time to time, leads these live worship sessions via his Instagram page (@nathanielblow), and on his Facebook: … Continue reading The Hallelujah Challenge, a Worship Movement
Interesting Conversations Christian Couples Should Have Before Engagement
7th May 2017
When I was growing up, “lists” were a must in Christian circles, and every serious believer looking to date and marry, had one. Even when we learnt how to leave out the less important things and focus on the major issues, we still ended up with lists that were quite robust. While everyone does need … Continue reading Interesting Conversations Christian Couples Should Have Before Engagement
12 Verses from The Message That Just Give Life
30th April 2017
The King James Version of the Holy Bible is incomparable. It has its shortcomings, chief of which is the older English that is sometimes hard to understand, but it also retains what my cousin calls “the power in the Word.” However, if KJV is on one end of the extreme, The Message is definitely on … Continue reading 12 Verses from The Message That Just Give Life