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Top Nigerian pastors have come under scrutiny following an open letter by a pastor.

The letter by Pastor Edward Olutokeq questioned their loyalty, patriotism and love for the nation in the wake of several crisis.

According to him, ‘every Sunday, you collect billions of naira from the extremely poor people as tithes and offerings, take the money to the bank for the use of the rich and sponsors of the killers, they buy more guns, machetes, bombs etc. with your money’.

See the full letter below:

Your Lord Bishops

Bishop David Oyedepo
Pastor E.A Adeboye
Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo
Bishop Nicholas Okoh
Bishop John Onaiyekan
Bishop Augustine Akubeze

Dear Fathers in the Lord,

Sequel to the last letter I sent to you earlier in the year asking that you ban your members from eating cow meat till sanity returns to the land, and in the face of the unchecked killings in Nigeria with the consequent growing pains in the hearts of men, I humbly write to make passionate plea and sincerely ask this salient question:

ARE YOU NOT THE KILLER?

Anytime a killing happens in Nigeria, we shed crocodile tears, place curses on the killers in anger, few days after, we move on with our lives until another one happens. ARE YOU NOT THE KILLER? We asked everybody to stop eating cow meat, you didn’t consider any sense in it, the more they kill your people, the more you patronize them, the more money they have to kill your people the more. ARE YOU NOT THE KILLER?

Every Sunday, you collect billions of naira from the extremely poor people as tithes and offerings, take the money to the bank for the use of the rich and sponsors of the killers, they buy more guns, machetes, bombs etc. with your money, recruit more jobless youths who are bitter against the society for neglecting them, take on another community, shatter destinies, you wail in your group of FACEBOOK WAILERS and in the churches for few days, then life continues. ARE YOU NOT THE KILLER?

You build universities everywhere without answering the question of who will employ the graduates you push out every year. You hold miracle job crusades, pouring anointing oil on people who don’t even know how to write a resume, yet the unemployment queue gets longer everyday. ARE YOU NOT THE KILLER?

You build mansions all around, one million sitter auditoriums for God but the people created by God live in shanties, growing poorer by the day. The more churches you build, the poorer the people become, can we truly continue like this? You fortify yourselves with state security apparatus while your people are being killed like chickens everyday. You grant your altar to state governors who cannot pay workers salaries for close to ten months but can buy properties all over the world, they stay on your pulpits and cajole your members without changing their stories and we expect there will be peace? You now carry placards against the government of the day like labour unions when you should be displaying the fierce power of God. ARE YOU NOT THE KILLER?

Dear fathers, we plead that you consider the plight of millions of Nigerians in your folds and begin to do things differently. You can make people’s money work for the people instead of leaving it in the hands of killers, you can take over all sectors of the economy, you can restore hope back to the land by frontally attacking poverty spiritually and practically. It is in your life time Nigeria has been declared the Extreme Poverty Capital of the World, what happened to the dominion power upon your commissions, what happened to the prosperity messages on the pulpit, can this be all Jesus died for? If communities in Benue and Jos are all littered with CCTV cameras, will the killers be able to kill and walk away just like that? Yet less than on 1% of the monies you keep in the bank and fly private jets will bring lights to all villages in Nigeria from where you collect taxes every Sunday and even weekdays.

‘You are the light of the world, a city set on the hill is never hidden’ meaning that until you shine, the world will remain in darkness. If Nigeria is in this level of grave darkness, it means the body of Christ is not shinning, who will tell us the truth?. As we celebrate the grace of God upon your lives Sirs, I pray you do not depart the surface of the earth in regrets with the way you will be leaving Nigeria behind. Doing same thing, same way, again and again can only yield same results again and again. Truly speaking, ARE YOU NOT THE KILLER?

Yours sincerely,
Pastor Edward Olutoke

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  1. nkem .j.i

    July 11, 2019 at 9:33 am

    the call for Christians not to eat cow meat any longer is a good economic war against the wicked herdsmen. but CAN should champion the call, so that it is not reduced to just a fee denominations or ministries.

  2. gabriel

    July 11, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    God blessed you sir, more wisdom to come

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Force Provost Marshal Sacks Officers From Barracks

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The Force Provost Marshal has sacked Police officers living in Traffic Training School Barracks, Ikeja, Lagos.

This follows a memo dated February 24, 2020, asking them to evacuate in about a month’s time.

Police officers and their families risk homelessness as they have been ordered to evacuate the barracks

The memo issued by the Force Provost Marshal and signed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ajewole Adebayo stated that they will be forcefully evicted if they do not leave on March 31.

“You are by this letter directed to quit the Staff Quarters and Hostels of the Traffic Training School, Ikeja –an advance Traffic wing of Police College, Ikeja, not later than March 31, 2020.

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“You should note that your staying on the premises is illegal. If you fail to vacate the premises before the said date, you will be forcibly ejected and further disciplinary action will follow,” the momo read.

 

Meanwhile, affected officers have revealed that the apartments were duly allocated to them contrary to the provost’s claim.

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According to them, they were not given genuine reasons for the imminent ejection. The situation is set to

render the officers and their families homeless, as they have revealed that they have nowhere to go with their families in such a short time.

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SANWO-OLU CONGRATULATES ASIWAJU AT 68

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Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his 68th birthday.

Sanwo-Olu in a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, described the former governor of Lagos State as, a pathfinder, a visionary leader and rare mentor, who has contributed in no small measure to the socio-political and economic development of Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.

In his word, Governor Sanwo-Olu said, ‘‘what do you say about a man of many parts on the occasion of his birthday? A visionary, a leader, with exceptional abilities in different areas of human endeavours. Indeed his achievements are almost impossible to capture in a single book, not to say in  a mere statement.

‘‘Asiwaju as pathfinder, navigated and charted the developmental course of modern Lagos, raised the bar of governance and public service in the State.’’

The statement further described Asiwaju as ‘‘welfarist, a cheerful giver and an epitome of humility and humanity.

‘‘Asiwaju’s strength lies in his firm belief in a united and indivisible Nigeria that is devoid of religious and ethnic bigotry. This has enabled him to provide the right leadership, made the right decision in the overall interest of the country most of  time.’’

Describing the Jagarban Borgu as an astute politician, Sanwo-Olu said, ‘‘it is no news to the world that the story of Nigeria’s democracy today would be told without Asiwaju’s name boldly written in gold.’’

He wished Nigeria’s political leader a birthday full of joy, even as the country and the rest of the world battle the ravaging COVID-19.

He said: ‘‘as you march on to higher pedestal in life, may the Amighty go with you every step of the way and support you to accomplish more in the service of humanity’’.

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COVID-19: SANWO-OLU OPENS FOOD MARKETS ACROSS LAGOS, SAYS GOVT MAY TAKE TOUGHER MEASURES

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…Governor Signs Infectious Diseases Regulation 2020 Into Law To Legalise Restrictions

Lagos State Government, on Friday, opened 50 neighbourhood food markets across the State to serve as makeshift groceries for residents to buy food items, as confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) increases the chance of possible stringent measures.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a briefing on Friday, disclosed that the initiative was necessary, hinting that the State Government may take “tougher decisions” if the confirmed cases of coronavirus surpass the threshold set by the State.

Sanwo-Olu said that there had been a “strange trend” recorded by the State in its response to the viral epidemic, hinting that some of the new infections showed Lagos may be entering a phase of community transmission of the disease.

The establishment of the neighbourhood food markets was a follow-up to the creation of 10 food banks strategically positioned across the State, which is targeted at feeding over 200,000 vulnerable households that earn daily wage to feed.

He said: “We have started to see a trend that suggests we may be entering the phase of community transmission of the disease. I’m response to this, we are formally launching our Neighborhood Markets scheme. We have 50 large public-school premises across the State that can accommodate temporary open markets where we will have essential food items and household items available for sale at affordable rates.

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“These Neighborhood Markets will operate every two days, and will help achieve a number of goals that are all in line with the guidelines of the health authorities. The markets will reduce journey times for the residents. By extension, it reduce the time people will spend in public and will also help to maintain social distancing requirements.”

The Governor also signed the Lagos State Infectious Diseases Regulation 2020 into law to give legal backing to the ongoing enforcement of restrictive measures being taken by the State Government to contain the spread of the virus.

The regulation, Sanwo-Olu said, prescribes stringent penalties to defaulters of directives and guidelines issued by the Government to stop community transmission of COVID-19.

As cases of COVID-19 surges, Sanwo-Olu said he would not rule out possible lockdown of the State in the coming days, urging the residents to brace for tougher measures. The Governor, however, said the treatment and management of the confirmed cases at Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) had not overwhelmed the State.

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Going by the nature of spread of the virus in other countries, the Governor said every human was at risk of contracting the disease, stressing that the response strategy to defeat the pandemic required collective effort and cooperation of residents.

“I have said again and again that this fight is a collective one; we are all in it together,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership and support of the effort by Lagos Government to stop the epidemic. He said the release of N10 billion grant to the State was a recognition of Lagos as epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

He also appreciated the contributions of members of the organised private sector that supported the State’s effort by donation of cash, medical equipment and building of isolation centres.

The Governor said efforts were ongoing to halt community transmission, revealing that agents of the Government had already started state-wide fumigation. This, he said, would be followed up by mass sensitisation and advocacy to disseminate information to residents at the grassroots.

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