Prominent, Wealthy Nigerians Should Emulate Tb Joshua – Yakubu Adesokan

Yakubu Adesokan is one of Nigeria’s most prominent para power-lifters, having broken several world records in his weight division and won gold medals in both the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

In an interview with the Saturday Telegraph, Adesokan called out the lack of support provided for para-athletes within Nigeria from those in positions of prominence, encouraging them to emulate the likes of Prophet T.B. Joshua.

“I would like to see the country do more for us disabled people and I mean every disabled person,” Adesokan, one of Nigeria’s six gold medallists at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, stressed.

“We should enjoy social benefits like other disabled in advanced countries. I believe the government can do it because Nigeria is a very rich country; it’s just a question of government commitment,” he continued.

“Even beyond government, rich people are not showing enough passion for disabled sportsmen.The likes of Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola among other billionaires have not really identified with us and it’s rather unfortunate,” he explained.

“Same with other multinational companies who would rather identify with footballers whenever they win a competition for Nigeria but in our own case, they don’t even show any concern,” he continued, adding that even though most European-based footballers “might not be moved” with such support, it would be “life-changing” for para-athletes.

Adesokan then recalled one of his “happiest moments in terms of being appreciated as a sportsman”as the time Prophet T.B. Joshua of The SCOAN hosted Nigeria’s Para-athletes after the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.

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“He gave gold medallists N1 million and those of us that won three gold medals each got a car in addition. Silver medallists got N500,000 and bronze medallists got N300,000. Even fellow disabled that accompanied us got N50,000 each,” he fondly recalled.

“Prominent and wealthy Nigerians can emulate him,” he emphasised.

Concluding his remarks, Adesokan stated he is in earnest preparation for Tokyo’s Paralympic Games in 2020, reiterating his call for further support for his fellow athletes.

“We have consistently shone for Nigeria at various international championships and it would be logical if we get the same kind of attention like the able bodied athletes,” he affirmed.

SOURCE: Saturday Telegraph

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CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WITH CARE

CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WITH CARE

Do not be deceived. There are four categories of people in our life and these are:

People that add to our lives by helping our faith to grow and bring us closer to God thereby.
People that subtract from our lives by pulling us out of faith and removing our minds from the things of God.
People that divide our lives by coming around you as parasites only to divert or derail our focus from God.
People that multiply our lives by helping us to water the seed in your life for your future abundance.

Each relationship you have will either affect you positively or negatively.

Proverbs 13:20 says it all; ‘Keep company with the wise and you will become wise. If you make friends with stupid people you will be destroyed’.

VIDEO: THE WARNING GOD GAVE TB JOSHUA!!!

Prophet T.B. Joshua

In his first sermon of 2019 after a month-long absence from the pulpit, T.B. Joshua speaks starkly about the warning he received from God in a serious revelation…
That revelation – contained at the tail-end of a striking sermon titled, ‘A True Christian Is Tested’ – is filled with practical, poignant lessons of life, especially for those working in the ministry of God. If you’ve ever nursed the notion that ministers of God are only interested in making money, we encourage you to watch on…
“The foundation of the church is the Holy Ghost… It is not the number of people that enter here that matter but the souls that are being saved.” – T.B. Joshua

2019 Election: Alarming Prophecy For Nigeria

On Sunday 13th January 2019, Prophet T.B. Joshua sent a message to be read on his behalf with a serious prophetic message for the nation of Nigeria:

“I have been praying for you and the whole world. This year, 2019, is a very fearful year. You can imagine the revelation I have. I have to pray for God to give me wisdom on how to present this message to the world at large.

“I have a message for the nation of Nigeria: Nigeria should fast and pray this coming Thursday (17-01-19) and upper next Wednesday (23-01-19). We should pray so that God should change the bad happenings I see to good. I am not permitted to say exactly what will happen. This revelation will be read to you the moment God gives me the wisdom to present it to you.”

We encourage all our viewers around the world to join Nigeria in prayer and fasting during this important period.

T.B. Joshua Names Man of the Year

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

A non-denominational group, Christian-to-Christian Network (CCN) has declared the Founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, as its Man of the Year for 2018, citing his contributions to humanity.

In a statement by its National President, Pastor Ifeanyi Odili, the group said Joshua, apart from continually helping the less-privileged, had also boosted the Nigerian economy through the influx of foreigners to the SCOAN in Lagos, to obtain spiritual benefits.

“After a thorough assessment of church leaders in the country for the year gone by, we are overwhelmed enough to conveniently declare that Pastor T.B Joshua is our Man of the Year among Nigerian clerics for 2018.

“This is simply due to the fact that he keeps giving back to the society what the society gave to the Church. He has entrenched the original practice of the Church of the olden days, which took care of the needy, the less-privileged, and the weak among the brethren.

“During festivities, Joshua would gather the poor and distribute bags of rice, vegetable oil, clothing, and cash sums to those who ordinarily felt forsaken.

This is aside from giving scholarship, digging bore-holes for indigent rural dwellers, and empowering widows to be self-sustaining.

“Besides, we are also impressed with his continuous assistance to Nigerian emigrants in Libya, who are trapped under slavery and are in need of a helping hand to come back home and resettle,” the CCN said.

The body thus urged other men of God to take a cue from Joshua, “especially those who set up universities and other educational institutions that children of the less-privileged in their respective churches cannot attend, owing to exorbitant tuition fees.”

 

 

BY KAYODE FASUA – THISDAY

 

 

Chairman NITP, Insists SCOAN Complied With Lagos Building Development Rules

plane buildingA lead witness in the ongoing trial involving The Synagogue Church of all Nation (SCOAN) and the Lagos State Government over the former’s collapsed building has said that what the church did was not against known practice of physical development in the state.

Mr. Adebisi Adedire, now chairman, Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos Chapter, who is also a consultant to Lagos state Government on physical planning matter, told the court that a builder can regularize its structure after building as the Law requires in Lagos State.

He made the statement last week at the resumed hearing of the suit instituted by the Lagos State Government against the church.

While he was being cross-examined by the lawyers from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, the town planner explained all the various procedure to be followed before a building is erected in the State, and in all its explanation the Church has complied in respect of the building, which collapsed Four years ago.

According to Adebisi any builder in Lagos state must have a building permit including other documents like survey certificate, certificate of occupancy, as well as development proposal.

He told the court that planning permit process gave automatic directives to a builder to develop a site as required by Law in the State.

The witness enlightened the court that the processes are done in Lagos state planning office, which would be followed by paying assessment fee.

He explained further that pre-screening is one of the first processes to undergo before taking physical possession of a land.

Regularization according to him is a form of enforcement from the state government. In essence it is a means where what is built as illegal now became legal after going through the process of regularization.

He noted that many buildings in Lagos state were built without following the due process.

Backing his claim, he cited a state government’s advertorial publication in March 2018 in national dailies calling for owners of buildings in the State who are yet to regularize to come forward and do so within six months without payment of any fee.

During the proceeding, counsels to the Synagogue Church adopted copies of the said publication as a relevant material to be used in the case and after a counter move against admittance of the court, the court, however, ruled in the favour of the church and admitted the document, which was presented by the church’s counsel, Olamilekan Ojo (SAN).

The building, built within the Church premises collapsed in 2014 after an alleged strange aircraft flew over the building. The matter has been adjourned to 6th and 7th December 2018.

 By Emmanuel Badejo

 

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

“What we do for Christ is only a reflection of the relationship we have with God. If you want to be able to do great things, you need to have a great relationship. The greater the relationship, the greater the things we can do for God. It is my relationship with Him that brings about what I am doing for Him. It is your relationship with Him that brings about what you are doing for Him.

“If you want to have a ministry that is strong, our relationship must be strong. Life does not begin with a relationship with people. It begins with a relationship with God and that relationship overflows to people. I mean, our relationship should be first to God, and then to human beings. The main thing about Christianity is not the work we do but the relationship we maintain and the atmosphere produced by that relationship.”

– T.B. Joshua