TB Joshua’s YouTube account with 1.8 million subscribers was recently suspended from the social media platform.
According to reports making the rounds online, UK civil rights organisation, OpenDemocracy, is behind his ban from the social media platform.
It is said that T.B. Joshua’s claim that he could cure gays and lesbians of their s.e.xual orientation was what provoked the group to file a complaint to YouTube, accusing him of propagating hatred against the minority.
UK-based openDemocracy filed a complaint after reviewing seven videos posted on TB Joshua Ministries’ YouTube channel between 2016 and 2020, which show the preacher conducting prayers to “cure” gay people.
One of the videos is an update of a prayer session of a woman called Okoye, first broadcast in 2018.
In it TB Joshua slaps and pushes Okoye and an unnamed woman at least 16 times and tells Okoye: “There is a spirit disturbing you. She has transplanted herself into you. It is the spirit of woman,” openDemocracy reports.
The video which was viewed more than 1.5 million before the YouTube channel was taken down, later shows her testifying before the congregation that “the spirit of woman” had been destroying her life but she had been healed after the preacher’s prayers.
She declares that she had stopped having “affection” to women and “now I have affections for men”.
A YouTube spokesperson told openDemocracy that the channel had been closed because its policy “prohibits content which alleges that someone is mentally ill, diseased, or inferior because of their membership in a protected group including s.e.xual orientation”.
The preacher said he was appealing against YouTube’s decision.
A post on TB Joshua Ministries Facebook account said: “We have had a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube and believe this decision was made in haste.”
According to BBC, Facebook has also removed at least one of the offending posts showing a woman being slapped while TB Joshua says he is casting out a “demonic spirit”.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned parents of candidates from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) centres.
This was contained in a statement signed by JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede.
Oloyede was said to have taken the decision was made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded.
”The registrar said it has been discovered that the parents/guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID – 19 protocols.
“Oloyede also advised parents/guardians to stop pushing the education of their wards faster than necessary.
“For example, a 14 or 15-year-old is not matured enough to...
Social media users have reacted to Big Brother Naija star, Nengi's descision to name her new show collections after her favorite ex-housemates.
The reactions come after Nengi revealed that she named some of the shoes on her collection after Tacha, Vee and a few others.
The 23-year-old has, however, been applauded for the brilliant idea of naming some of the shoes after her fellow ex-housemates. This some said is a good way to sell out fast on those shoes because fans of each housemate will support by buying because of their favourites.
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The Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has sacked Prof Michael Ologunde as the Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
Makinde’s decision was contained in a letter signed by the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, on Friday.
It read, “His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State and the visitor to the Ladoke Akintola University, has directed that the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. M. O. Ologunde should step aside until further notice.
“Consequently, the VC has also been directed to hand over forthwith to the next principal officer in rank in order to ensure uninterrupted flow of normal activities of the institution.”