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Jonathan, Tony Blair Open Adefarasin’s N13bn Rock Cathedral

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President Goodluck Jonathan and former Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair were present at the opening ceremony of the Rock Cathedral of House on the Rock in Lekki Lagos. The church built in eight years, is now valued at about $85million (N13.4 billion), according to the founding pastor of the church, Paul Adefarasin.

At the unveiling ceremony of the 9,000 seater church, Jonathan urged Nigerians to demonstrate unfailing love for the country notwithstanding the current challenges confronting the nation.

He said for Nigeria to be a better place, there should be collective efforts of every individual and the communities.

“I appreciate all for giving me the opportunity. I thank all Nigerians for what they are doing for the country. Because of the intercessory prayers, the country is stabilised,” he said.

The president said transformation could not be effective without passing through challenges. He then assured Nigerians that whatever challenges the country is passing through now, will end in joy.

“When we work hard, we will take our country where we want it to be,’’ he said and urged Nigerian youths not to relent in working with the government for the betterment of the country.

“Nigerian youths, we reassure you that we will continue to work together, do our best for the country as a nation. When we work together, we will overcome the challenges in the country.

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, said for total transformation to take place, Nigerians should work hard and see themselves as one and do away with religious differences.

Blair said that Nigeria is a country endowed with great potential, hence, the need for total transformation.

“Nigeria should be hopeful because of its people. Nigeria will be built by the strength and dedication of Nigerians. There is no progress in the midst of violence,” Blair said.

He urged the Federal Government to put opportunities in the hands of many not few, and appealed to Nigerians and religious bodies to tolerate one another and give room for religious reconciliation.

Rev. Paul Adefarasin, the Senior Pastor of the Church, said there was hope for Nigeria in spite of the challenges ravaging the country.

The ceremony continues on Sunday with the dedication of The Rock Cathedral, where renowned gospel artist Don Moen will minister.

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  1. Muhammad Sageer

    April 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Nonsense.. Jonathan should knw that he is a Nigerian president not a CAN president that is always going round to promote christianity and using public funds to build churches… This is unacceptable in a country where Muslims have 63% of the population..Rather he should concentrate on running the affairs of the state that needs his urgent attention.. If he want that then let him resign and be appointed CAN president instead.

  2. Tony

    April 21, 2013 at 11:22 am

    @Sageer Muhammad,the president and Tony Blair were invited to commission a church,not president Jonathan build the church and u are nonesens,whereas u the nonesens@foolish.If the president is mulism he can be invited to commisson a mosque nothing BAD about it.

  3. gabriel

    April 21, 2013 at 11:25 am

    BOKO HARAM
    All terrorist activities, from the maghreb, to sudan,to
    somalia, to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan to
    Pakistan are all associated with mainstream
    Islam.The hatred being generated worldwide
    against mUslIms is a good sign. It means that
    collective effort will be generated to end their
    mindless bigoted jihadism. The plans of boko haram
    to islamize Nigeria will not prosper.
    Amen!

  4. Nonso

    April 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Who told Muhammad dat the cathedral was built with state funds? And what on earth is wrong with the President attending a church’s opening ceremony? Are u telling us dat no Muslim head of state in d past has attending similar Muslim occasions? Ur comment comes across as thinly-veiled bigotry. Honestly.

  5. Nonso

    April 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    *attended

  6. nnamdi

    April 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    @muhammad, u totally wrong in what u saying. He didn’t use any funds to build the church, besides he can attend any occasion within Nigeria. Who even told u that 63% of nigerians are muslims? It is like the 19 northern states are deceiving u. Look inside and u see that not all 19 are muslim.
    I am sure u must be a boko haram person sha that is why u talking lik dis.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

Read Also: Femi Otedola Spotted Dancing With His Children (Video)

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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