Tag Archives: Nigeria

Police Rescue 77 From Nigerian “Rapture” Church

The New Arab reports: Nigerian police have rescued dozens of people, including many children, from a church basement where they had been told to wait for what they believed would be second coming of Christ, police said. Police raided the Whole Bible Believers Church in southwestern Ondo State on Friday after a tip from a local mother who said that …

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Pastor: I Won A Wrestling Match With Satan In Hell

So this story is making the rounds in Jesus land: Controversial Nigerian Pastor Odumeje Bahose said he won a belt in the “International Spiritual Wrestling Championship” after defeating Satan in a closed door match. Pastor Odumeje went for the said wrestling match in hell alone and emerged victoriously and according to him, the said match had no referee or spectators, …

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Anti-Gay Scamvangelist TB Joshua Dies At Age 57

The BBC reports: Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, one of Africa’s most influential evangelists, has died at the age of 57. A post on his Facebook page, which has more than five million followers, said: “God has taken His servant”. He was said to have died on Saturday shortly after conducting a live broadcast, but the cause of his death has …

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Nigeria Orders Arrest Of Any Citizen Who Uses Twitter

CNN reports: The Nigerian government has ordered federal prosecutors to arrest and prosecute users of the Twitter app, after a ban on the social media company took effect on Friday. Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, issued the directive Saturday in a statement signed on his behalf by his spokesman, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu. Nigeria’s Ministry of …

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Nigeria Issues Warning Over Drug Promoted By Trump

CNN International reports: Health officials in Nigeria have issued a warning over chloroquine after they said three people in the country overdosed on the drug, in the wake of President Trump’s comments about using it to treat coronavirus. A Lagos state official told CNN that three people were hospitalized in the city after taking the drug. Officials later issued a …

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Nigeria Reports ODs After Trump Touts Unproven Drug

Bloomberg News reports: Nigeria reported two cases of chloroquine poisoning after U.S. President Donald Trump praised the anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the novel coronavirus. Health officials are warning Nigerians against self-medicating after demand for the drug surged in Lagos, a city that’s home to 20 million people. Two people were hospitalized in Lagos for chloroquine overdoses, Oreoluwa Finnih, …

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Travel Site: Nigeria Is Most Dangerous For LGBTs

USA Today reports: Travel safety blog Asher & Lyric has ranked the worst countries for LGBTQ travelers in 2019. The site looked at the 150 countries across the world that had the most international tourists and created an index based on factors such as legality of same-sex relationships and morality laws. See the full report.

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Nigerian Army Uses Trump’s “Treat Rocks Like Rifles” Comment To Justify Having Killed 45 Protesters [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: Trump said in a speech on Thursday that rocks thrown by migrants on the US–Mexico border should be considered as firearms. By Friday, the Nigerian army had already used a video of the speech to justify shooting protesters that a human rights group said were unarmed. “We’re not going to put up with that. If they want …

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Omarosa Confirms “Shithole Countries” Comment By Trump In Tweet To Nigerian President: “FYI He Said It”

The New York Daily News reports: She may be out of the “Big Brother” house, but Omarosa is keeping the White House gossip coming. President Trump’s former aide lent her two cents to the discussion over the President’s infamous “s–thole countries” remark by tweeting directly to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. “President @MBuhari FYI he said it. #Naija,” she wrote on …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Presser With Nigerian President

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump is hosting President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Monday. After a working lunch, the pair will take questions from reporters during a joint press conference at 1:30 p.m. ET in the White House Rose Garden. They are expected to discuss the economy and national security. Buhari is the first leader …

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NIGERIA: 53 Charged With Attending Gay Wedding

The BBC reports: Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained. The court released the group on bail and the case was remanded to 8 May. Homosexual acts are …

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Feel The Power Of The Holy Ghost!

Watch below as Nigerian Pastor Chris Oyakhilome slays hundreds with the invisible power of the Holy Ghost. Oyakhilome has been denounced by African HIV/AIDS groups for claiming that he can faith-heal away all diseases. Christ Embassy’s website claims that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the proprietor of this church, can faith-heal HIV. ETV’s 3rd Degree has been outspoken against AIDS quackery and …

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NIGERIA: Multimillionaire Pastor Sends Planeload Of “Holy Water” To Cure Ebola

Multimillionaire faith-healer T.B. Joshua has sent a planeload of “holy water” to Sierra Leone because it will cure ebola. Via Vocative: Sierra Leone just got a big gift from a strange man. To help the West African country fight the escalating Ebola crisis, Nigerian Christian preacher Temitope Joshua says he has sent the Sierra Leone government 4,000 bottles of his …

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NIGERIA: Four Men Lashed In Court After Sharia Conviction Of Homosexuality

The Associated Press reports that four men were lashed in a Nigeria courtroom today after a Sharia tribunal convicted them of homosexual acts. The four were among dozens caught in a wave of arrests after Nigeria strengthened its criminal penalties for homosexuality with the new Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act in January. The men could face further violence in prison …

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Human Rights Campaign: Recall US Ambassadors To Uganda And Nigeria

Via press release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to recall the nation’s ambassadors to Uganda and Nigeria. HRC argued that urgent consultation is required before regular diplomacy can proceed with nations that recently enacted some of the world’s most …

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Op-Ed Of The Day

From an opinion column in Nigeria’s PM News: If US or any other pro-gay country sends us an openly gay ambassador what is the Nigerian government going to do? If your brother or sister is a homosexual, will you hand him or her to the law? Your kids praise their teacher to the high heavens; you find him or her …

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NIGERIA: Mob Attacks 14 Gay Men

A mob armed with clubs invaded the homes of fourteen “suspected homosexuals” in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, and dragged them into the streets where they were beaten. The walls of the victims’ homes were painted with the phrase, “Homosexuals, pack and leave.” Four of the victims were marched to a police station, where they allegedly were kicked and punched by police …

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HRC Head Chad Griffin On Nigeria

Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin joined HuffPost Live today to talk about the situation in Nigeria and Goldie Hawn, who yesterday issued a mortified apology after posting a photo of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan with the caption, “Met the wonderful president of Nigeria.” In the clip below, Griffin blasts NOM’s Brian Brown and other American Christians for exporting their …

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NIGERIA: Catholic Cardinal Promoted By Pope Francis Praises Anti-Gay Laws

“The church accepts people as they are, we condemn homosexuality, Nigeria is an independent country and we do not beg for food. We have every right to order our social life in any way we think it should go. Our social life should not be organised on the basis of what others think. On this note, I commend our National …

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Catholic Archbishop: We Thank God For Nigeria’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama was appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1995. Yesterday New York City-based Sahara TV interviewed him about Nigeria’s super-criminalization of homosexuality. Here’s how they recap the clip below: Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, joined SaharaTV’s Rudolf Okonkwo to explain his reasons for supporting Nigeria’s recently enacted Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. “We thank God that this bill …

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