Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has advised Christians to actively participate in politics and stop seeing it as dirty if they want to positively impact on the society.
Governor Diri gave the advice while speaking at the end of a two-day programme of The Redeemed Christian Church of God tagged "Light Up Bayelsa Holy Ghost Rally" at the Oxbow Lake in Yenagoa on Wednesday evening.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, urged Christians not to be aloof to politics or remain unconcerned but rather join to influence decision-making for the good of the generality of the people.
He said Nigeria was in dire need of people that would salvage it from its many challenges, adding that the church should not be docile in the face of insecuri...
General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said Bayelsa State will continue to make good progress as God has something special for the state.
He made the prophetic declaration on Tuesday when he was received at the Government House, Yenagoa, by Governor Douye Diri, his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, top government officials and some Christian leaders in the state.
The globally acclaimed cleric, popularly known as Daddy G.O, is in the state for a two-day “Light Up Bayelsa Holy Ghost Rally” holding in selected cities across the country to commemorate his 80th birthday in March this year.
Pastor Adeboye said his visit was in fulfilment of the promise he made earlier to hold a crusade in Yenagoa, stating that he was happy to s...
Bayelsa State Government has pledged to provide land for the proposed establishment of an Anglican university in the state.
Governor Douye Diri made the pledge in response to a request by the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, who led other bishops of the Diocese of Niger Delta West on a courtesy visit to Government House, Yenagoa, on Sunday.
Describing Anglican schools as strong institutions that contributed in producing responsible members of society, Senator Diri stated that hosting an Anglican university would positively impact on the state and the Niger Delta region.
He said the state was eager to have its first private university and that the government would support such initiatives as it would accord the people more access to ed...
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Kukah, has described as scam the Federal Government proposed payment of N5,000 transportation allowance as a remedial for the removal of fuel subsidy billed to take effect early next year.
The Bishop who appeared on Arise News primetime news hour for brief interview, noted that Nigeria does not have such money to pay millions of people monthly.
He add that he can bet with anything that the government will not pay such amount to Nigerians even if such fund is available
He responded with a smile when asked if the government would abide by its word by paying N5000 monthly allowance: “I can bet with you that the government cannot pay such amount monthly. Where do we get such amount to pay millions of people monthly. Even if such a...
Fiery lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, has joined the likes of Cardinal Anthony Okogie is attacking Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God [RCCG], following his declaration that he is on a mission to create more churches.
Falana who is the father of popular musician, Falz, took a swipe at Pastor Adeboye’s intentions by saying he is creating business centers rather than churches because the branches will be engaging in the task of contributing more money for the church.
Speaking at a conference organized to mark the 20th year anniversary of the death of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the famed creator of Afro Beat genre of music, Falana said that Pastor Adeboye should rather concentrate on winning souls for Christ instead of his dreams of pl...