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Primate Ayodele: Changing the form of healing and the prophetic

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Primate Ayodele blessing a member during an anointing service
It would be stating the obvious that churches today are changing the narrative of what it really means to be the Body of Christ.Even with unproven claim that places of worship are getting rich off their congregation, true Christians can be proud of a House of God like INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church being shepherded by servant of God, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, for instance.

Ayodele runs INRI as a place of worship with a difference because he does care primarily about giving as much as he cares about preaching the Word.

At the core of the Gospel is good news, he would say; good news of hope, healing and salvation for all, adding that being a God’s servant is essentially about love, and message, not just in words but also in deeds.

Because Ayodele’s standard is premised on the fact that God wants to love the world through His servants and the world needs to experience God’s love through them, the Ekiti State born cleric has always made love his propelling force through his ministry’s charity segment with a goal to care for the less privileged like widows, orphaned kids, widowers and indigent students.

“Christianity is more than claiming to be saved or going around preaching the Word,” Primate Ayodele noted as he doled out various food items and cash gift to Muslims at the start of the 2019 Ramadan fasting, “it is also about revealing the true nature of God in how we relate to others, particularly the less privileged. Hence, it is important that we often reach out in any way that we can.”

Primate Ayodele’s fruit bearing deliverance power, and the testimonies that go with it, is the evidence of the wonder-working power of God, as those whose lives are restored take turns amidst cheers to narrate their encounter with divine healing and the restorative power of God at open air crusades organized by the INRI Ministry, including during church services.

A recent case was that of a man named Abdulateef Bello from Ilorin who received permanent healing at INRI after nursing stomach pain for 20 years.

Lateef’s miraculous deliverance, among others’, happened at the ministry’s April prayer meeting where Ayodele had released prophetic blessings and healing through INRI anointed water.

Primate Ayodele, no doubt, is an anointed God’s servant. He is endowed with the gift of prophecy and has always delivered on the purpose of prophecy. In his words, prophecy is there to save mankind from destruction and to protect from deception. “The principal reason is redemptive,” Ayodele situates in support of prophetic messages released through him by God.

“Prophecy is not meant to scare us,” declares the cleric, adding that, “our personal prophecy will mean a lot more to us if we know what prophecy is, how it works and if we prepare our heart to receive it, evaluate it, and act on it.”

A muslim woman receiving food items for Ramadan at Primate Ayodele’s church
Primate Ayodele blessing a member during an anointing service

 

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Court dissolves 24-year-old marriage of ex-NBA Spokesman

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A Edo State High court sitting at Abudu, headquarters of Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the State has dissolved the marriage between a Benin based legal practitioner, Samuel Abaslim Esq and his wife, Mrs. Florence Chinwe Abaslim.

The presiding judge, Justice Vestee Eboreime dissolved on grounds that the marriage between Samuel Abaslim Esq who was a former Spokesman of NBA, Benin branch and his wife, Mrs. Florence Chinwe Abaslim, a Staff of West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Asaba, has broken down irretrievably.

The marriage was conjugated at the Saint James Anglican Church, Benin on October 7,1995.

The petitioner , Samuel Abaslim had filed the divorce petition praying the court to dissolve the marriage, alleging that the respondent, Mrs Florence Chinwe Abaslim had behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to continue to live with her.

Justice Eboreime in her judgement stated that the unchanged evidence of the petitioner has proved that the marriage between the petitioner and the respondent has indeed broken down irretrievably under section 15, (2)(c) of the matrimonial causes Act.

In the circumstances, the court ordered the dissolution of the marriage between them.

Our Correspondent reports that Samuel Abaslim Esq, cut his teeth in Journalism in the famous Daily Times Newspaper Limited.

He left the tabloid to study law and was called to the Bar over 15 years ago a Supreme court Solicitor and Advocate.

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Graduates of UI, Statistics dept to hold first home coming/reunion & hall of fame launch

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The Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan graduates have announced activities to mark their first home coming event and hall of fame launch from June 7 – 8, 2019 at the department of Statistics complex.

The two-day program is themed “Homecoming event for Nation Builders and Celebration of Achievement”. The Head of Department, Dr. Angela Chukwu said the event aims to bring together all alumni of the department to work together with the department in supporting research, creativity and to create an endowment fund to assist exceptional but less privileged students of the department.

The event will start on 7th June, with breakfast and networking meet and greet.  Afterwards, two alumni of the department – Prof. D.K. Shangodoyin, Professor of Statistics, University of Botswana and President African Statistical Association and Dr. Mohammed Tumala – Director of Statistics, Central Bank of Nigeria, will deliver keynote addresses.

The event features a panel discussion amongst alumni, which will have Prof (Mrs) Joy Nwabueze, Prof Ethelbert Nduka, Mrs Olubusola Oyebadejo and Mr Emmanuel John Udoh where they share expert opinion on the impact of statistics degrees on their various fields.

The second day (8th June) is a social event where we will be recognizing retired members of staff and congratulating the newest professors.

There will also be an official launch of the Hall of Fame and an inauguration of “U.I. Statistics Department Ambassadors (UISDA)” both of which will be conducted by the Head of Department.

The highlight of this home coming event is the dinner/fund raising at the International Conference Centre University of Ibadan. This event is a celebration of the many accomplishments of the Department of Statistics alumni, giving a chance to catch up on sweet memories with old classmates, lecturers and members of staff while enjoying a thrilling event in the ancient city of Ibadan.

Kindly confirm attendance by sending SMS to 0805 544 1106.

 

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Alleged credit card fraud: I’m not guilty, Naira Marley tells court

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Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, on Monday pleaded not guilty to an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charged the musician before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Also mentioned in the charge is one Yad Isril, who is said to be at large.

Following the not guilty plea, EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, requested the court to give a date for commencement of the musician’s trial.

Meanwhile, defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), informed the court that he filed a bail application on behalf of the defendant.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned the case until May 30 for hearing of the bail application.

The court, however, ordered that the defendant should be kept in prison pending the outcome of the bail application.

According to the EFCC, the defendant committed the offences on different dates, including November 26, 2018; December 11, 2018; and May 10, 2019.

The commission alleged that the musician conspired with other persons to use different Access Bank Plc cards to defraud some people.

The EFCC said that he used Access Bank Plc Card number 5264711020433662 issued to other persons to obtain fraudulent financial gains.

It added that the defendant possessed counterfeit credit cards with the intent to defraud and steal.

The News  Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the alleged offences contravene Section 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1), 33, 33(9) Cyber Crime (Prohibition, Prevention) Act, 2015.

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