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“Times are hard” – TB Joshua moans about his condition since building collapse

Founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, Temitope Joshua, has admitted
facing hard times since the collapse of his church guest house in Lagos
last Friday which killed about 80 persons and injured dozens.
“Hard times may test me, they
cannot destroy me. To withstand hard times, stand with Christ. When you
face trials, hard times, you can count it all joy if you add faith.” he wrote
on the church’s Facebook page.

Continuing he wrote, “It
is through hard times that you gain the necessary experience and maturity to
handle whatever responsibility given you. We are most likely to go astray from
God and forget Him when things are easy with us in the world because we often
become proud and stupid with wealth and pleasure.
“God visits His people with
hard times that they may learn His way. His ways, though hard to the ungodly
men, are desirable and profitable because they lead us to safety unto eternal
life. God allowed the enemy to overcome Israel so that they may learn the
difference between serving God and serving the devil.
“If not for our hard times, we
would not have sought the face of God. I mean, if not because of hard times,
man by his wicked nature, would not have sought the face of God. This means,
God sometimes uses hard times to draw us to Him so that we can take our proper
position and possession in Him.
But despite his words of
admonition, some members especially South Africans appeared to be sore with the
popular televangelist.
A South African public affairs
commentator, Allan Taylor, expressed concerns over the number his compatriots
lost in the tragedy.
“I’m saddened by the death of
up to 67 South Africans in the Nigerian church collapse and at the hands of TB
Joshua’s greed. It is also important to expose those who lured the unfortunate
victims to Nigeria on false pretences.
“Innocent lives of people have
been lost; yet TB Joshua makes the tragedy about himself. He is a disgrace,”
the enraged South African wrote on Twitter.
Another Bloemfontein-based
South African, Portia Tsotetsi, said TB Joshua owed the families of her
compatriots lost in the building collapse some answers.
“My thoughts and prayers are
with the families of the 67 South Africans who lost their lives in Nigeria.
What bothers me most is the silence of TB Joshua and his church concerning the
67 who died.
“Where are messages of
condolence? When is the church (SCOAN) offering a statement of condolences to
the families? When is TB Joshua speaking about this tragedy? What bothers me is
the amount of blind loyalists who refuse to see facts. They will do anything to
protect their church,” Tsotetsi tweeted.
Meanwhile,  the church is
yet to produce names of  lodgers in the building.
Although the South African
government had Tuesday claimed that 67 of its citizens perished in the
collapsed building but rescue operators are faced with the challenge of
identifying the nationalities of the dead and survivors, owing to what they
alleged as reluctance from SCOAN to produce the names.
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Ebola: MFM cancels convention and anniversary

In a bid to combat the spread of the
deadly Ebola virus, the General Overseer and the Founder of the Mountain of
Fire and Miracles, MFM Ministries, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, has cancelled
the church’s annual convention and 25th anniversary slated for  20 and 26 October 2014.

DKO, as Olukoya is generally called,
told all the Regional Overseers at a meeting he held with them recently to
disseminate the information to their members worldwide.
This is the first time the
convention will not hold since he has been a member of the church over ten
years ago.
The governments, both federal and
states, since the importation of EVD to the country by...
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Linda Ikeji’s new range rover: Inspiring ladies or sheer pride?

Written by Ada Igboanugo

Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, recently acquired the 2014 Range Rover Sport Supercharged for
N24m and if you thought the over-3000 comments on the post she put up at 12:47am on Tuesday was clear indication she had an idea of what was about to come after, you should read up the ones on Facebook and you’d be amazed. The reactions that followed the post are by far a beautiful mixture of glee and antagonism as expected of course, vanity and pride being the most mentioned.

The question then is, was Ikeji right to have purchased the car? I’m unabashedly happy for her, knowing she has come a long way like she mentioned in the post and ‘deserving’ would be an understatement. But is  she right to buy a N24m car?

Of course she is! It...

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Many feared dead as explosion hits college of Education, Kano

Not again!
An Explosion occurred at the Federal College of Education in Kano, north-west Nigeria today.
According to Dailypost, sporadic gunshots were heard immediately after
the explosion that occurred within the premises of the institution.

Number
of casualties is still unclear as at press time, but there are fears
that the bomb blast is likely to claim the lives of many students.

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