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Many describe the action as the beginning of a process to shut her out of the church, after she accused her husband of “adultery” and “unreasonable behaviours” in a divorce suit filed in London last April but only made public on Friday.The divorce mess between Pastors Chris and Anita Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy Church has worsened.
On Sunday, two days after it was reported that Anita Oyakhilome had filed for divorce, Christ Embassy deleted her pictures and personal information from its official website, describe the action as the beginning of a process to shut her out of the church, after she accused her husband of “adultery” and “unreasonable behaviours” in a divorce suit filed in London last

April but only made public on Friday.

Christ Embassy’s new website now shows only Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, with a broad smile welcoming his followers to the month of August, and tagging it, ‘Month of Praise’.

In the message on the website, Oyakhilome also urges his followers to “rejoice for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Also, on the website of the Rhapsody of Realities, a daily devotional co-authored by the esrtwhile couple, there’s nothing to show that Anita is still recognised as the only visible face on the website among the family members is that of her husband.

It was too early to know if the September edition of the Rhapsody of Realities still has the photographs of both the pastor and his wife as it used to be.

In the past, when the going was good, Anita and Chris Oyakhilome held hands on the church website and smiled broadly. They projected the image of a perfect couple.

But P.M.NEWS checks at the weekend revealed that there is confusion in the church following the divorce suit filed by Anita to end her over two decades marriage to the founder of Christ Embassy Church.

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In the past, Pastor Chris headed the Nigerian branch of the church, though he travelled to other branches occasionally, while Anita headed the branch in London and its environs.

Christ Embassy and its founder have been embroiled in a myriad of controversies in the past. In 2010, Oyakhilome was accused of engineering a money laundering scheme in Nigeria, and questions swirled around his finances because of his glamorous lifestyle.

Many pastors and theologians also excoriated Oyakhilome for his “New Creation” doctrine—a form of gnosticism that says after a person becomes a Christian, any sin they commit is only in the body and will not affect the spirit.

In 2008, Oyakhilome’s reputation as a faith healer was tarnished badly in Johannesburg, South Africa, when a man told a Soweto newspaper that Christ Embassy offered him more than $1,200 to sit in a wheelchair and pretend to be crippled until Oyakhilome prayed for him.

“The man went to the media instead of taking the money, sparking concerns that healings were being faked to impress growing crowds,” said Lee Grady in an article in 2012 published by Charisma Magazine.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has also been a target of criticism by the Treatment Action Campaign for his support of faith healing to cure HIV.

Allegations that Christ Embassy members are reportedly being forced to give huge sums of money in offerings with the biggest donors receiving the biggest awards have left many people concerned.

Many Nigerians have also alleged that the church operates like a cult and pressures members to marry only within Christ Embassy.

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Many people also remember the scandal involving Christ Embassy and Sheraton Hotel some years ago when a member of the church, who worked at the Sheraton Hotel, stole money from his employers and gave it to Christ Embassy. But when Sheraton approached the church for reimbursement, the church allegedly claimed that the money had been given to God and could not be refunded.

Many also excoriated Pastor Chris some years ago when the church began collecting gate fees from members for their New Year Eve’s Service.

More recently, Oyakhilome came under attack after he claimed that Christians were free to masturbate because it was not a sin.

But the latest scandal involving Anita and Chris, who have two daughters, seems to threaten the very existence of one of the biggest churches in Nigeria.

Christ Embassy runs several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities, and an N.G.O called the Innercity Missions as well as three Christian television channels: LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT and LoveWorld Plus.

The church is scattered all over the world, including in the United Kingdom, the United States, South America and the whole of Europe.

Stories about women bringing men of God down are not new. In 1988, Jimmy Swaggart, a famous American preacher was implicated in a sex scandal involving a prostitute that resulted initially in his suspension, and ultimately defrocking, by the Assemblies of God.

Three years later, Swaggart was implicated in another scandal involving a prostitute. As a result, Swaggart’s ministry became non-affiliated, non-denominational and significantly smaller than it was before the scandals.

Source: PM News

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Ogun State Police Command Confirms Rescue Of All RCCG Pastors




The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the rescue of all five kidnapped Pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

Earlier today, the command had announced the rescue of one of the pastors, adding that search was still ongoing for the other four.

However, the command has now revealed that all of the pastors have now been rescue unhurt.

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Five pastors of the RCCG were kidnapped on Thursday, August 1, on their way to attend the church’s ministers’ conference in Lagos ahead of the annual Holy Ghost Convention which begins on Monday, August 5

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WAEC CERTIFICATE: Lagosians Urge Gov. Sanwo-Olu To Remove Abolaji Dada As Commissioner Nominees



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Lagosians have reacted with dismay to claims of  inaccessable West  Africa Examination Council (WAEC) result made by Abolaji Dada, one of the Commissioner-nominees of Governor Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

While addressing the 16-man ad-hoc committee set up by the state House of Assembly to screen the nominees, Dada revealed the shocker, eliciting mixed reactions from members of the committee.

A former Executive Secretary, Apapa Local Government, the nominee told the committee that she sat for WASCE in 1984, but claimed that no certificate was issued in the year.

Her words: “I had my WAEC examation in a government school, so I felt it would not be difficult to access it, but I eventually made effort to retrieve my certificate when the need arose but was told that my school’s data was not captured.

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“My claim can be verified, 1984 WAEC certificate for my school was not accessible,” she said.

Lagosians have however frowned at the development urging the committee and the Governor Sanwo-Olu to drop her from the list and accomodate more credible nominees.

“We need credible people to run the affiars of the state, not people with phony claims. A lot of us wrote WAEC and JAMB more than once, if she did not get result from her school, she should have written another exam, that is what normal people do,” Olawale Otitoloju told our reporter.

“Indeed, several Nigerian youths struggled to gain addmisson into higher institution of learning after several failed efforts, for Dada to make such an outrageous claim reek of shamelessness. If indeed there is a case like hers, the body would do an official letter or a “To Whom” to clarify the issue. How is she sure that she even passed the exam?,” another person who spoke with us under anonimity quried.

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Questions about why she did not write another WAEC since her result was not released continue to trail the nominee, as poser on how she was able to rise to the post of an Executive Secretary in the Lagos state ministry without a certificate also need answering.

Coming at a time when there is a serious controversy surrounding the result of President Mohammadu Buhari and that of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad,  Lagos definitely does not need this distraction from Dada.

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Daddy Freeze Take Side With Man Who Asked Wole Soyinka To Leave His Seat



Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka

Daddy Freeze, has jumped on the ongoing reactions to a young man asking Wole Soyinka to vacate his seat on an airplane.

Reacting to the mixed feelings that has greeted  the young man, Daddy Freeze has come out to say that he would have done same only in a respectful manner.

Reacting to the comments that has trailed the incident, Daddy Freeze said: “I would have politely requested Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, to vacate my seat on a plane.”

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Recall that Tonye Cole had shared an Instagram post on Monday, June 22 detailing how bad the society had become, adding that young men have lost their respect.

In a post, Daddy Freeze wrote:.

“Dear Tonye Cole, I probably would have politely done the same thing the young man did. Growing up, I was taught never to challenge my elders. In retrospect, I find it difficult to point to what this has earned us as a people? Are we more morally upright, less corrupt, safer, richer and better than nations where children are encouraged to stand up to elders? NO!” he wrote in parts.

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