Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church has explained why private universities in Nigeria are expensive. According to him, the cost of
maintaining and giving quality education is high.
He however criticized Nigerians
about believing in spending millions of naira on parties, but can’t spend such
on their children’s education.
While addressing Journalists on Friday in Ota, Ogun State, he said
“I’m sure we all agree that education is expensive.
Education carries cost; nothing of value is free. Our mission for years long,
before we started any university or secondary school, was a bursary awarding
church and we have not stopped doing that till tomorrow.”
“Our problem most of the time is priority; an average
Nigerian can spend N1m on burial but to spend N200,000 on education (is a
problem), because of wrong priority.
“On a yearly basis, we have N1.5trn that Nigerians spend to
overseas universities, so people thrive on it. Nigerians spend N463bn a month
on recharge cards, how much are they paying for schools fees? So it’s all a
matter of priority. This is the largest market for telephone in the world. Now,
to pay N500,000, some people have only one son, they have huge business and
houses all over the places, they will never pay it.”
On why he does not respond to controversial reports:
“My understanding of opposition, persecution is simply
someone’s opinion harshly expressed. Everybody has a right to his opinion.
Today, millions follow after Christ but you will be surprised that when you get
to Israel some people do not believe that Christ has come.
“People have rights to their opinions. I naturally don’t
feel it’s necessary (to respond). The energy I would need to react, I can use
it to make moves. I have enough to think about than start running after a man
who says you are a fool.
“If he says you are a fool and you are behaving so, then
he’s right. If you leave your job and start pursuing somebody who says you are
a fool, he has already said so, your going around doesn’t change it. So why
going around, why don’t you settle on your job and make moves?
“I’ve also come to understand that those who make news hardly
watch them, they are so busy making news while others are busy watching.”
TV personality Denrele of Channel O in Nigeria gives an exclusive
interview to SaharaTV's Fatima Sesay on the set of "Inside the Diaspora
with Fatima", recounting the death of his beloved friend Goldie, a
Denrele also gave his account of the day
she passed and his battle with not only the press, but her family also,
who believed he had a hand in her demise.
"I kept seeing her in my dreams and she keeps telling me you know who killed me and you are not doing anything about it. I’m not kidding. You know these things, we actually don’t believe in (the) supernatural. I have a friend who can bear me witness to that. And then I have to call my mum who prayed...."
decided to remain a virgin until my wedding night because I lost my parents
when I was very young and in order to restrain myself from
becoming wayward I made a vow to myself to remain a virgin until my wedding night but I am going through a lot of
problems because of that.
that I am a virgin, they just run away from me as it is a plague. My boyfriend
just broke up with me last week and his excuse was that the relationship was
just too boring and he can't cope again. That no guy wants a virgin in this jet
the Synagogue Church of all Nation last Friday, a Ghanaian Pastor, Isaac Owusu
Bempah of Glorious Word Ministry International (GWMI) has accused Prophet T.B
Joshua of human sacrifice.
the Ghanaian Pastor said ‘These are evil
hands at work because I know people who have to make human sacrifices in order
to be promoted in the spiritual realm…I know some people will vilify me for
making this known.’