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Friday, 26 August 2016

Four Year Old Girl Caged By Foster Parents After Being Accused Of Witchcraft



A four year old girl has been rescued by the Ondo State Police Command of the Nigerian Police in south-west Nigeria following reports that she was being locked away all day in a kiosk by her foster parents. The victim, who at least, it is claimed, goes to school, was always severely beaten with a horsewhip and then forced into the kiosk by her foster mother who is also her aunt. The little girl lost both parents to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Bombing Brussels

 

As soon as I heard about the Belgium bombings on the news yesterday, I immediately said to myself that ISIS was going to take credit for the attacks, which they soon did. Just like after the recent Paris attacks, to which the carnage in Brussels is apparently closely linked, politicians and world leaders have all weighed in with their rhetorics, glaringly ignoring the real problem here: islam.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Nigeria's President Describes Boko Haram As Godless

President Buhari

Nigeria's muslim president, Muhammad Buhari, while commenting on yesterday's suicide attack on a mosque by two suicide bombers, described the terror group as "godless". His statement read thus:

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Nigeria's Senate Throws Out Proposed Gender Equality Bill For Religious Reasons


A rare co-operation between christians and muslims in the Nigerian senate has resulted in a proposed "Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence Against Women" bill being rejected by the upper chamber of Nigeria's bicameral legislature. The bill sought to address the appalling manner in which Nigerian women are treated.

Boko Haram Bombs Yet Another Mosque, May Be Helping Muslims Rethink Their Religion


Earlier today, in Umurari village, five kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in north east Nigeria, two female suicide bombers detonated bombs in a mosque. At least 17 persons were injured, and 22 died. The mosque was attacked at about 5:30am Nigerian time while worshippers were getting together for the morning prayers.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Killing For Their God


Since the Boko Haram insurgents started their onslaught on the Nigerian state and peoples in 2009, every single act of carnage they have carried out has always left me asking the same question: “Which god will approve of this in its name?” Members of the terror group claim they are killing in the name of Allah, their god, and that this god asked them to do so, in order to establish its laws in place of those of the Nigerian state; so they continue to kidnap, maim, and murder their fellow human beings en masse at the behest of this god. These same terrorists are also willing to die, or so they claim, for this god (although several videos have shown them running for dear life when the guns of Nigeria’s armed forces are turned on them) and they call it martyrdom, which has its rewards in paradise.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Family Of Nigeria's Late Minister Of Labour Blames Death On Diabolical Forces

James Ocholi

The family of Mr James Ocholi, a lawyer and Nigeria's Minister of State for Labour until his death three days ago, has blamed his death on evil supernatural forces. This was news I expected and actually looked out for. I did not have to wait for long, and was not disappointed.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

The Country They Created

James Ocholi

Nigeria's Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, and his son, died today in an automobile accident along the Kaduna-Abuja road in northern Nigeria. His wife who sustained serious injuries, died in the hospital where she was rushed to for medical attention. There were two other unnamed victims, most probably the driver and an aide who may have been a policeman.

Monday, 29 February 2016

"Would You Not Want To See Him Again?" A Question About An Afterlife



I was asked the above question, about my brother who died nearly fifteen years ago, by a colleague shortly after I came out as an atheist. The question came after he had established that I did not subscribe to the idea of an afterlife, and that I did not believe that I would be seeing any dead friends or relatives when, as christians like him believe, the time of this physical world runs out. My simple response to him was: "my brother is dead and gone and all I have left are memories of him which I will hold close to my heart until I die, and then others will also hold memories of me in theirs." He was unable to understand why I believed so strongly that I was never going to see my brother ever again, and his increasing incredulity during the course of our conversation was a priceless sight to behold.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Nigeria's Supreme Court Upholds Killer Preacher's Death Penalty


The Supreme Court of Nigeria has upheld the death penalty given to Mr Chukwuemeka Kingley Ezeugo aka Rev Dr King for the murder of one of his domestic staff. His appeal was dismissed for lack of merit. Mr Ezeugo was sentenced to death in January 2007 after he doused seven young women with petrol and set them ablaze. One of the women died in hospital, and he was charged with one count of murder, and six counts of attempted murder.

Nigerian Military Rescues 1890 Persons In A Fortnight, Still No Signs Of The Chibok Girls

Nigerian Soldiers

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the rescue of at least 1890 persons, in the last two weeks, since it began a new offensive against the Boko Haram insurgents. Yet, there is no word that the Chibok girls, or at least some of them, are among those rescued.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Nigeria's Army Chief Promises To Rescue Chibok Girls

Lt Gen T Buratai

Last month, president Buhari held a meeting with the parents of the Chibok girls, and reportedly stormed out in anger after telling his grieving audience that he had no clue about the whereabouts of their daughters. He then, earlier this month, said he would keep his campaign promise of bringing the girls back home to their parents. For a president who believes that praying for his country is a sure fire way to solving its many and urgent problems, speaking from both sides of his mouth surely does not come as a surprise.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Nigeria's President Goes To Saudi Arabia To Pray For The Country


President Mohammadu Buhari of Nigeria, in the midst of a myriad of crises bedevilling the country, has seen it fit to jet out to Medina, Saudi Arabia, for the lesser hajj or umrah, where he will pray for the country. He had, less than 10 weeks into his presidency last year, recommended the introduction of two new books into the curriculum of all Federal Government Colleges across the country, an action he said was necessitated by the declining moral and religious values in the country.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Leadership Of Christian Association Of Nigeria Jittery Over Nigeria's Muslim President's Alleged Plans To Foist New Hands At Their Helm

Ayo Oritsejafor

The Christian Association of Nigeria's, CAN, leadership is in panic mode over allegations that Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari is perfecting plans to sponsor a candidate loyal to him for their elections coming up in July. The current president of CAN is pastor Ayo Oristejafor, a wily prosperity preacher from the oil city of Warri, who benefitted immensely from former president Jonathan's insanely corrupt government.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Murder Trial Of TB Joshua Stalled Again

TB Joshua

The trial of TB Joshua and engineers of HardRock Construction and Engineering Company has again been stalled by an application to quash charges filed by the lawyers of the defendants. Mr Joshua contracted the engineering firm to build him a guest to provide paid accommodation for the horde of visitors to his Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Danish Woman Rescues 'Child Witch' Abandoned To Die In Nigeria


Nearly three weeks ago, the picture above was circulating around social media, but it was just a few days ago that the story was picked up by the British press. The child in the picture is being fed by a Danish woman who lives in Africa, Anja Ringgren Loven, founder of African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation. She later took Hope, that is the boy's name, to hospital.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Convicted Muslim Paedophile Fighting To Keep British Citizenship

Shamir Ahmed

Shamir Ahmed, 63, nicknamed 'daddy' is currently serving 22 years in gaol for lacing the drinks of girls as young as 13 with drugs, having sex with them, and passing them around to members of his group. He was the leader of a Rochdale sex grooming gang made up of Asian men, and is now fighting the British government's attempt to strip him of his British citizenship. He was sentenced in 2012.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Nigerian Pastor 'Resurrects' Dead Child

Chris Okafor

Pastor Chris Okafor, 45, the founder of Mountain of Liberation and Miracle ministry (also called Liberation City) has further exposed the gullibility and ignorance of the Nigerian christian when it comes to claims of miracles. One week ago, I heard that he had raised a child from the dead, but I did not write about it as I could find no video. I knew of course that it was a lie, but I needed to prove it was, and the video below in which he puts up a show for his congregation two Sundays ago was all the proof I needed.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Nigerian Churches Will Have A Field Day Today


I can imagine how sermons in most Nigerian churches will play out today. Many will preach about love, others will celebrate 'christian love' or Christ's undying love (remember he died because he loved us) as opposed to secular or "worldly" love, while many others will spend a lot of time condemning and really bashing all the sex and expressions of lustful desires that will take place today in the name of love.

Richard Dawkins As The Victim Of Political Correctness

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is a man I have come to respect since reading his seminal book, 'The God Delusion' nearly 8 years ago. I was therefore very surprised to see this link, sent to me by a friend. The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, NECSS, withdrew Professor Dawkins' invitation to its 2016 annual conference because of his "approving re-tweet" of the video below.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Son Of Former Magician Accuses Pastors Joshua And Oyakhilome Of Using Witchcraft To Perform Miracles

Joshua and Oyakhilome

The general overseer of Fingers of God Church, Alagbado, in Lagos, Nigeria, Bishop Kayode Peller, has accused prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, and pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Believers Love World Incorporated, of using demonic powers to perform miracles. Mr Peller is the son of Professor Peller, arguably Nigeria's most popular and most successful illusionist and magician. Mr Peller himself took after his father before he became a clergyman.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Nigeria's Football Coach Flees Country Out Of Fear Of Witches

Sunday Oliseh

Nigeria's national football team coach, Sunday Oliseh, himself a former player, has fled the country to his Belgium home after accusing his "enemies" of occult manipulations on his life. His decision to temporarily relocate to Belgium was premised on his thinking that the witches after him would be unable to fly out to meet him there.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Please Let Us Forget The Chibok Girls

President Muhammadu Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has continued to maintain that he will fulfil the pledge he made to the parents of the Chibok girls about bringing back their daughters alive from their abductors.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Before Pastor Adeboye Claims This One...

Enoch Adeboye

Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Nigeria, in his usual manner released his 'prophecies' for the year 2016, and included in his list was the prediction that a new sexually transmitted disease would surface this year.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

President Of Cameroon Approves Use Of Witchcraft To Fight Boko Haram


Cameroon's president Paul Biya, pictured above, who will be 83 next week Saturday and has been president since November 6 1982, has heeded the call by chiefs of Cameroon's East region to allow them use witchcraft in "finishing off" Boko Haram.

Friday, 29 January 2016

The Clerics That Prey


I have posted a handful of articles about miracles and the wiles of christian prosperity preachers and faith healers, and have received varied responses from religious and non-religious people. The raison d'ĂȘtre of any so-called ministry is to make money. Tax-free money. It is nothing but an enterprise designed to defraud each and every single person who comes in contact with that ministry.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Nigerian Faith Healer Grows Shortened Limb


David Ibiyeomie, 53, pictured above, who is from Rivers state in Nigeria, is the presiding pastor of Salvation Ministries. Described as "an anointed and gifted teacher," he is another prosperity preacher cum faith healer from Nigeria's robust stable of such charlatans. While he has not joined his private jet flying brethren, he certainly is enjoying a lifestyle that is the sure to be the envy of at least 80 per cent of Nigerians.

Fugitive Cleric In The UK Sells Olive Oil As Cancer Cure


The "Archbishop of Peckham" Gilbert Deya, 63, who is pictured above, is selling olive oil bought for £1.99 for £5, after 'blessing' them, claiming they cure cancer and AIDS. Mr Deya is wanted in his home country of Kenya for stealing and selling babies to couples from the UK as miracle babies.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Catholic Cardinal Wants Nigeria's President To Incorporate The Support Of Religious Leaders In Anti Corruption War


Nigeria's Cardinal John Onaiyekan, pictured above, the bishop of the Abuja archdiocese of the Catholic church, has been quoted as saying that president Buhari's anti-corruption campaign will succeed only with the support of religious leaders and organizations.

Expecting The Rapture


Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim is a budding cleric who is present on various social media sites. He also publishes a daily devotional, Spirit and Life Devotional, and today's topic happens to be about the rapture which he titles 'Expecting the Rapture'. This seemingly intelligent young man is among hundreds of millions all over the world that believe that in the very near future, a trumpet will sound in the sky, and all those who are genuinely living a christian life will simply be taken up into the sky, while those who are not, will be left behind to suffer the 'great tribulation' for a thousand years.

Nigeria's Paedophile Senator Facing Corruption Charges


Senator Ahmed Yerima of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was, on Thursday, granted bail after pleading not guilty to a 19-count corruption charge relating to his alleged diversion of 1 billion Naira ($5 million) while he was governor of Zamfara state between 1999 and 2007. He was the first northern governor to introduce sharia law which eleven other northern states have emulated. Zamfara state is one of the poorest and most educationally backward of Nigeria's 36 states.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Paedophilia In Nigeria: 3 Year Old Girl Narrates Her Rape By An 'Uncle'


The video below shows a 3 year old girl narrating her abuse in the hands of a man she calls "uncle." She gave her name as Nnenna, and was able to describe in graphic detail, prompted with leading questions, her ordeal in the hands of her abuser.

NHS Psychiatrist 'Prescribes' Nigerian Church To Patient



Dr Julius Awakame, pictured above, a 50 year old Ghanaian psychiatrist in the UK, is in danger of being struck off the General Medical Council's (GMC) register for allegedly telling his patient to seek help from a Nigerian church for her 'possession' by demonic forces.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Where Was TB Joshua?


Prophet TB Joshua, pictured above, who had been absent from the pulpit for at least six months, resurfaced with, literally, a loud bang on the 10th of January to 'predict' the terror attacks of January 14 in Indonesia's capital. Not surprisingly, the Jakarta attacks did not feature in any of the prophecies for the year 2016 by some of Nigeria's clerics which is reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, a year ago, which none of these 'prophets' foresaw.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Stealing From God According To Adeboye


Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, like many multimillionaire 'pastorpreneurs' in Nigeria, publishes the daily devotional, Open Heavens, which is also available online. I woke up this morning to a link from a friend about the devotional for the 2nd of October 2015 in which Adeboye, a former Mathematics professor turned full time pastor, talks about stealing from God.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Child Marriage Still Legal In Pakistan; And Nigeria


Nigeria and Pakistan have a few things in common; they are both among the most corrupt countries in the world with a Corruption Perception Index score of 27 and 29 out of 100 respectively, and they are both members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, which claims to be the "collective voice of the muslim world." Nigeria has been a member since 1986, smuggled in by General Ibrahim Babangida, amidst feeble protests from various christian groups, who was the military president then.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Chibok Girls: President Buhari Should End The Suffering Of Their Families


President Muhammadu Buhari, pictured above in dark glasses, yesterday, held a meeting with some parents of the abducted Chibok girls and some of the activists campaigning for their release yesterday at the banquet hall of the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.

Monday, 11 January 2016

The "Bishop Of The Whole World"


Jesus' Holiness, Saint Daniel Dikeji Miyerijesu, the Demon Destroyer aka Osu (Leader), and by the Divine Grace of God, the Bishop of the whole world (this is exactly how he is addressed by his congregation) is the founder/bishop of God's Grace Ministries Inc (GGM) based in Warri, Delta state, Nigeria. He claims he was divinely ordained by Jesus Christ himself to be the "Bishop of the whole world" in 2008. He is also addressed as "Jesus Doctor" and "The Apple of God's Eye."

Sunday, 10 January 2016

More Nigerian Clerics Coming Out With Their 'Predictions' For 2016


It seems the clergy in Nigeria are not done with predicting that which has been divinely revealed to them for the year 2016.  One of them, Emmanuel Adefowora, a senior pastor at the Trinity Living Church in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, actually said that the year 2016 would be a tough one but that god would have mercy on his elected ones.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Miracles Are A Myth That We Need To Expose And Criminalize


I read 'The Happiest People On Earth', the book about Demos Shakarian, the founder of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International (FGBMFI) when I was about 10 or 11 and two things (miracles) from the book struck me: the first was the "miraculous" healing of Mr Shakarian's family's cattle of tuberculosis, and the second was when he claimed to have healed a man so disfigured by his paralysis, he was shaped like the number 7.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Man Thought To Be Under The Influence Of The Holy Ghost Dies In Church


A 29 year old man from Edjeketa community in Delta state, Nigeria, slumped and was later confirmed dead after he was left on the floor for about 20 minutes. One of those present at the scene said that he slumped while leading a choir ministration, and, here is the bit that interested me, that they thought he had fallen "under the anointing" or the "influence of the holy ghost."

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Nigerian Islamic Cleric Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy In Accordance With Sharia Law



Abdulaziz Inyass, a Nigerian Tijaniyyah cleric, has been sentenced to die by hanging in Nigeria's northern city of Kano. The sentence was handed down by a sharia court after a secret trial for allegedly making uncomplimentary and "blasphemous" remarks about the "Holy Prophet of Islam."

Chibok Girls And The Shame Of A Nation


On the night of April 14 2014, Boko Haram terrorists besieged Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, a mainly christian village in the predominantly muslim Borno state in north-east Nigeria, and carted away 276 girls, aged between 16 and 18, who were preparing to write their senior school certificate examinations.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Nigerians Are Slaves To Dictators On The Pulpit


As a child, I remember the antics of the likes of the late Benson Idahosa (pictured above), Patrick Ngozi Anwuzia (Zoe Ministries), and later Ayo Oritsejafor (current president of the Christian Association of Nigeria) along with his regular guest prosperity preacher, Reinhard Bonnke, who used to grace our screens with their miracle crusades which featured testimonies of the blind regaining their sight, the deaf being able to hear, and those in wheelchairs getting up and walking, or even running. 

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Pastor Adeboye Has Been Spewing Pig Fart For A Very Long Time


Enoch Adeboye was among the first of Nigeria's preachers to release his prophecies for the year 2016. A reader sent me his predictions for 2007 which I have reproduced completely below.

Fiery Catholic Priest Predicts Assassination Plot Against Nigeria's President


Reverend Father Mbaka, the founder and spiritual director (Nigerian clergy love titles) of the Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) who recently visited president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa has said that there will be a plot to kill the president.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Prophecies For 2016 By Nigerian Preachers Already Available


Enoch Adeboye (above) and TB Joshua (below) could not wait for the new year to properly dawn before revealing their 'prophecies' for 2016. Adeboye usually makes predictions at the beginning of every year and publishes them on his website.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Nigerians, Their Leaders, And The Clergy Are All To Blame For Nigeria's Present Woes


It has always been easy to blame Nigeria's dubious clergy and light fingered politicians for the role they play in ensuring Nigerians remain religious so that they cannot be called into account for the way they mismanage and plunder the country. I have included the clergy, especially those prosperity preachers who hobnob with the political class and, to a large extent, determine the outcome of major elections, because both parties have come to  realize that they have a common goal, and have thus turned an unwitting alliance into a focused and effective one aimed at divvying up Nigeria's oil wealth.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Nigerian Pastor Boasts He Is Taking Tithes And Offerings From His Congregation To Keep Them Out Of Poverty


Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, during the 4-day annual convention of his church which was held about 3 weeks ago, boasted to a crowd of at least a million Nigerians in attendance, and millions more watching worldwide via live stream, that he was still in the business of collecting monies from them to keep them out of poverty.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Prayers Definitely Not Working For Nigeria As Boko Haram Ratchets Up Suicide Bombing Attacks


While Nigerians have been inundated with calls to pray for the challenges facing their country, Boko Haram insurgents are slowly but surely picking up their recently faltering momentum. It started with attacks on Kimba, a pastoral village in Borno state on boxing day, then a fierce gun battle with members of the militia group, Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) yesterday in Maiduguri, the capital.