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Late Apostle Obadare To Be Buried In Michael Jackson-Type Of Casket – Son

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imagesThe late Apostle Timothy Obadare would be buried in a gold-plated casket as a mark of honour for his contributions to Christendom, his first son, Pastor Paul Obadare has disclosed.

Speaking at a press briefing organised by the family and his protégés in Lagos on the burial arrangements, Paul said, “The coffin to be used for the burial of our father, Apostle Timothy Obadare, is taken after the type used for the burial of the late Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.”

The late apostle and founder of World Soul Winning Evangelical Ministry died after a protracted illness at the age of 85 last March in Akure, the Ondo state capital.

A cursory check online shows that these celebrities were buried in Batesville-promethean caskets made of solid bronze but is 14-carat gold-plated, with a hand-polished mirror finish and a velvet interior which cost between $25,000 and $30,000.

But Paul, who is the General Overseer of the church in the United States of America, said his father deserved to be so honoured.

He described his father as a national figure, who made lasting impact on the nation in his time.

He listed other events lined up for the burial of the renowned blind evangelist to include an exhibition of snapshots of crusade documentaries with a lying-in-state in Ilesha, Osun State in a transparent ambulance.

“Our father was a renowned teacher of the bible, a great missionary, crusader and devoted apostle of Jesus Christ. He lived a well-fulfilled exemplary life of a good Christian” he said.

“He served man and God before his passing. We the children, biological and spiritual, have come together to give him a deserving burial as a national figure.

“There will be service of songs in Ilesha, Akure, Ibadan and Lagos, while he will be interred at a mausoleum prepared for his final rest at WOSEM conference ground at Ilesha-Ife, in Osun State,” he added.

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  1. Ituna Eno

    June 15, 2013 at 10:35 am

    How far have u touched the lives of ur members who are living penury? Waste of resources.

  2. lilian

    June 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Are U̶̲̥̅̊ trying 2 tell M̶̲̥̅ε̲̣̣̣̥ that $30,000 won’t serve a better purpose in d̶̲̥̅̊ lives of d̶̲̥̅̊ less privileged in ur church. Rather than wasting it on a casket that won’t add anything †̥Ơ any1’s life. Vanity upon vanity. Naked we came in2 ds world naked we must all return †̥Ơ our maker.

  3. Ikem Okosa

    June 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    We have lost our core values as Christians. If the only way to honor a servant of God is to bury him in the type of casket used for Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, then we have lost it. We need a very big revival in Nigerian Christianity

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

Police

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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