Mosque, church attacks leave many dead

February 26, 2024 Blueprint News 0

An attack on a mosque in eastern Burkina Faso has killed dozens of Muslims on the same day as another deadly attack on Catholics attending mass, local and security sources told AFP on Monday. “Armed individuals attacked a mosque in Natiaboani on Sunday around 5:00 am, resulting in several dozen being killed,” a security source said. “The victims were all Read More

Yul Edochie turns preacher, opens church

January 23, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Controversial Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has unveiled his own ministry. His church known as True Salvation Ministry (TSM), was unveiled on YouTube on Tuesday January 23, 2024. Yul, who hours ago teased a huge announcement on his official X, unveiled his ministry on all his social media handles. Sharing the banner of the church, the actor-turned-preacher, said it is time Read More

Most handsome man dumps modeling for pulpit

December 5, 2023 Admin III 0

The “most handsome” man in Italy has found his true calling. Model Edoardo Santini, who was bestowed with the title in a 2019 pageant put on by fashion organization ABE when he was 17, revealed that he is walking away from modeling to serve as a priest at the age of 21. In a candid Instagram video shared last month, Read More

Bishop Oyedepo’s son resigns from Living Faith, sets up new church

October 25, 2023 Admin III 0

Pastor Isaac Oyedepo, one of the sons of Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church, aka Winners Chapel, has resigned. Isaac, who was recently appointed as the Global Youth Pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, resigned to start up his own ministry. He said, “My God-given mandate is to reclaim a generation and to ensure that this generation Read More

Fire razes popular Church in Kwara

September 4, 2023 Admin III 0

Fire has razed The World Assembly Headquarters in Ilorin, Kwara State on Sunday. The Kwara State Fire Service says the outbreak was possibly caused by a power surge. In a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity at the service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, said one Mr Akani made “an urgent call” reporting the incident around 5:08 pm on September Read More

Benue church expresses worry over killing of clerics

July 22, 2023 Admin III 0

John Shiaondo The Universal Reformed Christian Church, popularly known as Nongo u Kristu u Ser u Sha Tar (NKST), has expressed worry over the killing of its pastors in some parts of the country, particularly in Taraba state. The church also condemned the recent disappearance of one of its pastors, Rev. David Orayiman, who it said was on assignment to Read More

Video: NSPPD makes history, as 70,000 conference participants overwhelm London Excel Arena

June 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Over 70,000 participants converged on the London Excel Arena, United Kingdom, to attend the New Season Prophetic Prayers and Declarations conference. Hosted on Saturday and Sunday by the Lead Pastor of the Streams of Joy International Church, Pastor Jerry Eze, the NSPPD Prayers has continued to grow in popularity and in the number of ardent followers and subscribers online and Read More

‘Baba Peculiar’ honours as ‘the General Overseer of the Millennium’

May 13, 2023 Gloria Adebayo 0

A prominent clergyman, Prophet James Kunle (J.K.) Hephzibah popularly known as ‘Baba Peculiar’ has been honoured as the ‘General Overseer of the Decade’. This worthy commendation came from the Citizens United to Save Humanity, a coalition of civil society groups, non-governmental organizations, public policy analysts and social affairs commentariats and this is as a result of the all-encompassing activities of Read More

VIDEO: Tension as fire guts popular church building

March 21, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry,(CMDM), Warri, Delta state has been gutted by fire. This was disclosed in a video shared on Facebook by the General Overseer (GO), of CMDM, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin, on Tuesday. The clergy said that no life was lost during the incident.

Intercession group seeks divine intervention during election

February 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

As the 2023 general election inches closer, Steady Growth Academy, a Youth, Citizen’s and Leadership Development Organisation, is organising a day praise session for Divine intervention during the coming elections. Announcing the programme, with the theme: “We Have Prayers, We Have Fasted Like Jehosaphat, Let Us Praise God For Our Country And Generations Unborn”,  Dr Uchenna Tagboo Onyilofor, who is Read More

Christiana Stephen Knabayi’s life of dignity, faith, devotion & compassion

February 20, 2023 Deborah Joseph 0

Even though our dearly beloved Mrs Christiana Stephen Knabayi has transited to eternal glory, we still feel her noble and stately presence all around us for she was the very embodiment of a life of selflessness, generosity, integrity, dignity, benevolence and charity to all regardless of ethnic, religious or linguistic affiliations. Without doubt, the ever present memory of her solid and Read More

Pictures: How popular Abuja pastor mounted pulpit with AK-47

February 13, 2023 Admin III 0

The presiding pastor of the Abuja chapter of the House on the Rock, Pastor Uche Aigbe, Sunday, stormed the pulpit carrying an AK-47. While making his way to the altar, carrying the gun, many members of his congregation exchanged glances, trying to figure out what was going on. According to report, the pastor teasingly said, “Some people are looking for Read More

Why i’m neither a Christian, Muslim nor Orisa worshipper – Wole Soyinka speaks

November 21, 2022 Admin III 0

Foremost Nigerian author and world-famous Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has opened up about his religious life. He said he is neither a Christian, Muslim nor an Orisa Worshipper. He stated this on Sunday, 20 November at the public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays, Of Power and Freedom and the forthcoming release of a collection of poems. Soyinka was Read More

Gospel artist, Dunsin Oyekan, beats odds, ministers same day after surviving ghastly accident

September 4, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

It was a miracle of sorts on Saturday after popular gospel artist, Dunsin Oyekan, appeared and ministered to the teaming church members few hours after he survived ghastly vehicle accident. Blueprint had reported that the horror accident occurred along Lagos/Ibadan expressway when Oyekan and his crew were heading to Lagos from Ibadan, Oyo state capital earlier same day. Confirming the Read More

NSPPD: Nigerian online prayer platform hits 81.4m views, 244m participants in 6 months

May 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerian online prayer platform, New Season Prophetic Prayers and Declarations led by Pastor Jerry Eze has hit a record 81,439,509 views on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Mixlr within six months. According to statistics collated from the digital platforms, between December 2021 and May 25, 2022, 19,005,969 devices logged on to the NSPPD early morning prayer programmes with an estimated 244,318,527 Read More

The flaws in dramatising the passion of Christ in local churches

April 26, 2022 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

Theologians are unanimous that man is an image-loving and image-making being. He likes representing his feelings, his thoughts, and his worldview in a concrete form, mostly through creative arts. This must be why God placed a caveat against abuse of this inherent image-making trait, and forewarned against worshipping images, in place of Him, the true living Creator (Ex. 20:4-5). He Read More

Ebonyi govt gives reasons for demolishing church building

November 2, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Commissioner for Capital City Development, Ebonyi state, Onyekachi Nwebonyi Tuesday gave reasons why the Ministry demolished a church, Evangelical Church of West Africa,(ECWA) in Abakaliki the state capital. Nwebonyi explained that demolition of the church became necessary after the pastor in charge of the church refused  to adhere to the capital city master plan. Nwebonyi who disclosed this while briefing Read More

Foundation, UPF, RCCG distribute cash, food palliatives to Mpape residents

September 29, 2021 Admin III 0

It was a cheerful moment for residents of Mpape, a surbub in the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) when Peter Orobor Foundation (POF), Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Nigeria and the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mpape branch gave out cash and food palliatives to residents. The Secretary General of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Nigeria, Dr George Ikpot during the youth Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

Gunmen attack church, kill 1, abduct 3 others in Kogi

September 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Barely one week after gunmen attacked custodial centre in Kabba where a soldier and a policeman were killed and over two hundred inmates were set free, another gunmen on Sunday morning  attacked ECWA Church in Okedayo along Kabba – Okene road in Kogi state. The attackers according to source stormed the Church in the morning when Church service has commenced Read More

Anglican priest killed in Imo

September 15, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

An Anglican priest, Rev Emeka Merenu, was Tuesday murdered in his parsonage at Orsu Ihitte Ukwa in Orsu local government area of Imo state. Blueprint gathered that the priest met his untimely death over an allegation that he brought some soldiers to the village to protect himself, the church and the school under his care. The Amorji Nkwere born priest, according Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

Pictures: Veteran actress, Rachel Oniga, laid to rest amidst tears

August 27, 2021 Admin III 0

The funeral service for the late Nollywood veteran actress, Rachel Oniga, was held on Friday in Lagos The actress who died on July 31st after battling a heart-related disease is currently taking place in Lagos. A service of songs was held in her honour at the Catholic Church of Resurrection, Magodo, Lagos state, Thursday, August 26.The late actress is from Read More