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From Pulpit to Paternity Mess: Making sense of Pastor Tobi Adegboyega’s cryptic post amid Kayode Olanrewaju’s shocking claims

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The truth will unveil its sorrowed face perhaps as greater intrigues manifest in the paternity scandal involving ex-Manchester City striker,

The truth will unveil its sorrowed face perhaps as greater intrigues manifest in the paternity scandal involving ex-Manchester City striker, Kayode Olanrewaju, his wife Ezinne and her alleged ‘partner,’ Pastor Tobi Adegboyega.

Amid the vortex of Olanrewaju’s damning allegations, however, we witness the unravelling of Pastor Adegboyega’s carefully curated public persona, an edifice built on the shifting sands of charisma and ostensible philanthropy.

The Nigerian cleric, whose fervent orations and acts of public benevolence once seduced the masses, now finds himself ensnared in a narrative as old as time—an archetypal fall from grace shadowed by accusations of infidelity.

His cryptic response to the paternity scandal, enmeshing the lives of Super Eagles star Kayode Olanrewaju and his estranged wife, Dora Ezinne, echoes the dissembling rhetoric of countless fallen figures in history and literature.

As the media and public, with a voracious appetite for scandal, dissect each fragment of this sordid tale, the pure, untainted essence of three innocent children—Jason, Jayden, and Jamin—becomes the ultimate casualty in this modern-day tragedy.

The saga began with Kayode Olanrewaju’s explosive claims of infidelity and deceit, accusing his wife of having an affair with Pastor Adegboyega and suggesting that DNA tests revealed he is not the biological father of their three children. These accusations have not only shattered the sanctity of their marital union but also brought intense public scrutiny to all parties involved. As the narrative unfolds, the psychological impact on the children becomes an increasingly pressing concern.

Amidst this tempest, Dora Ezinne stands accused, vehemently denying the veracity of the DNA test and accusing her estranged husband of a calculated smear campaign. She demands an immediate retraction and a public apology, emphasizing that no such tests have ever been conducted. Her indignation is palpable, her words a blend of defiance and defensive pride.

“I have kept quiet on all the rumours you have been spreading because they are baseless, childish, and false,” Dora asserted. “But you include innocent children? No, NOW I MUST speak… the last couple of years in this marriage have been like hell on earth.”

Pastor Adegboyega, shrouded in his mystique, broke his silence with a cryptic yet profound message. In a social media post that radiated both authority and compassion, he called for the children, whom he had never seen, to be brought back to their families. His words, laden with paternal tenderness, underscored the sanctity of a nurturing environment over a toxic one, emphasizing the need for a responsible father figure—a stark contrast to what he implied as the dubious presence currently in their lives.

“Every child deserves a nurturing environment, not a toxic one,” Adegboyega stated his prose as measured as a sermon, his intent clear as a clarion call. “They need a responsible father figure, not a dubious presence.”

In a poignant tableau, the cleric also shared images of himself with children bearing a striking resemblance to him, adding another layer of intrigue to the unfolding drama. His message, while indirect, speaks volumes of his belief in the innocence and well-being of the young ones entangled in this bitter feud.

The Psychological Impact on Kayode Olanrewaju
The psychological toll on Kayode Olanrewaju is immense. Accusations of infidelity and paternity fraud strike at the very core of a man’s identity and self-worth.

For Kayode, a professional athlete whose career is built on discipline and dedication, the personal betrayal he feels cannot be overstated. The public nature of these accusations exacerbates his emotional turmoil, as he grapples with the possibility that the children he has loved and nurtured may not be biologically his.

This scandal undoubtedly strains Kayode’s mental health. The relentless media scrutiny and public judgment likely compound feelings of anger, betrayal, and humiliation. If his claims are proven true, the psychological impact could be devastating. The sense of betrayal by a spouse is profound, but discovering that the children he has cherished might not be his could lead to a profound identity crisis, shaking his confidence and trust in those closest to him.

The Psychological Impact on the Children
The psychological toll on Jason, Jayden, and Jamin cannot be understated. Children caught in the crossfire of such vehement disputes often suffer from emotional distress, anxiety, and confusion. The very foundation of their identity is threatened, as they are forced to grapple with questions about their paternity and the stability of their familial relationships. This can lead to long-term consequences, including trust issues, difficulty in forming healthy relationships, and emotional scars that may take years to heal.

Research has shown that children exposed to high-conflict parental relationships are at a greater risk for developing behavioural problems, experiencing academic difficulties, and suffering from low self-esteem. The public nature of this scandal exacerbates these risks, as the children are likely aware of the widespread gossip and media coverage surrounding their parents’ dispute.

The Psychological Impact on Dora Ezinne
Should Kayode’s claims prove to be unfounded, the psychological impact on Dora Ezinne would be equally significant. Being falsely accused of infidelity and paternity fraud can lead to severe emotional distress, including feelings of shame, anger, and helplessness. Such accusations not only tarnish her reputation but also place her under immense public scrutiny and judgment.

Dora’s mental health would suffer from the betrayal and mistrust implied by these accusations. The stress of defending herself against such serious allegations, coupled with the potential loss of her children’s sense of security and stability, could lead to long-term psychological effects. This situation would also damage her ability to trust in future relationships and could impact her overall sense of self-worth.

Pastor Tobi Adegboyega’s Cryptic Post: Mischievous and Self-Serving?
Pastor Adegboyega’s intervention, though veiled in ambiguity, offers a semblance of stability amidst the chaos.

However, his cryptic message and the sharing of photos with children who resemble him have been perceived by many as mischievous and self-serving. The timing and nature of his post suggest a calculated move to insert himself into the narrative in a way that subtly shifts public perception in his favour.

Rather than providing clarity or support, Adegboyega’s comments add to the murkiness of the situation. By emphasizing the need for a responsible father figure and a nurturing environment, he implicitly criticizes Kayode without directly addressing the accusations against himself. This deflection raises questions about his motives and the sincerity of his concern for the children involved.

Expectations of a Cleric
As a cleric, Pastor Adegboyega is expected to embody principles of integrity, compassion, and moral clarity. His involvement in such a scandal, coupled with his cryptic response, undermines these expectations. The role of a pastor extends beyond the pulpit; it involves being a beacon of ethical conduct and providing guidance during times of crisis.

In this situation, Adegboyega’s response should have been more transparent and supportive. Instead of vague insinuations, a forthright statement addressing the allegations directly and offering concrete support to the affected family would have been more appropriate. Such an approach would have demonstrated his commitment to truth and pastoral care, rather than appearing self-serving.

The public nature of this controversy also tarnishes the reputation of the clergy as a whole. It casts a shadow over the trust and respect typically accorded to religious leaders, raising doubts about their ability to uphold the values they preach. For Pastor Adegboyega, the path forward involves not only clarifying his role in this scandal but also reaffirming his dedication to the principles of his faith.

Addressing the Paternity Crisis
The issue of paternity fraud has become increasingly rampant, raising serious ethical and social concerns. It strikes at the heart of family integrity and the trust that binds relationships. In societies where family lineage and paternity hold significant cultural and personal importance, such fraud can have devastating consequences.

There is an urgent need for clear and accessible mechanisms to address paternity disputes. This includes ensuring that DNA tests are conducted by reputable and neutral institutions, and that the results are handled with confidentiality and sensitivity. Legal frameworks should be strengthened to protect the rights of all parties involved, particularly the children who are most vulnerable in such disputes.

A Call for Compassion and Clarity
As the legal battle intensifies and the public gaze remains unflinching, the fate of Jason, Jayden, and Jamin hangs in a delicate balance. In this maelstrom of accusations and counter-accusations, Pastor Adegboyega’s voice emerges as a beacon, a reminder that beyond the tumult, the well-being of innocent lives remains paramount.

The unfolding saga serves as a stark reminder of the far-reaching consequences of personal disputes and public scandals. It underscores the need for compassion, clarity, and responsibility from all parties involved, especially those in positions of influence and authority. For the sake of the children, the adults must navigate this crisis with integrity and a genuine commitment to their well-being.

In the end, the true measure of leadership—be it on the football field, in the family, or from the pulpit—lies in the ability to rise above personal grievances and act in the best interest of those most vulnerable. For Kayode, Dora, and Pastor Adegboyega, this moment calls for a profound reflection on their roles and a resolute focus on healing and harmony.

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Finally, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade resigns from RCCG

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has suspended the Senior Pastor of the City of David Parish of the church and also the head of the

Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, a former senior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, City of David Parish, Region 20, has resigned his appointment with the church.

Iluyomade was until last week, the pastor of the hugely successful branch until he got transferred to the Throne of Grace branch, Ebute Metta, Lagos, which serves as the headquarters of the mission, by the church leadership.

He was expected to take charge at his new station where he will serve as the Pastor-in-Charge of elders.

The former Pastor in charge of RCCG Resurrection Parish of Region 11, Pastor Charles Kpandei, has since been seconded to the City of David Parish to take over from Iluyomade.

Ironically, Kpandei preached at the combined Service of Songs held on March 7, 2024, at the RCCG Resurrection Parish, Lekki, Lagos State for the late Wigwes.

However, the transfer didn’t go well with Iluyomade and his wife, Siju, both of whom were conspicuously absent during church service this past Sunday when his transfer was announced, hence his decision to pull out of the RCCG family.

Reliable sources reveal that he turned in his resignation on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

Iluyomade’s transfer may not be unconnected to the obscene and lavish 60th birthday party his wife held on February 18, 2024.

The birthday party which had all the trappings of luxury held at the Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos with highlife, sensual singer, Chinedu Okoli aka Flavour leading the pack of singers, who serenaded guests at the party which included Tony Elumelu, the chairman of United Bank for Africa, UBA; Nneka Onyeali Ikpe, the managing director of Fidelity Bank; Oba Ghandi Olaoye, the Soun of Ogbomoso, who was a former RCCG pastor, among several other prominent guests.

A cross-section of Nigerians thought it was insensitive for the Iluyomades to throw such a party particularly when it was just too soon after Herbert Wigwe, founding CEO of Access Holdings Plc, his wife, Chizoba and son died in a helicopter crash in the US on February 9.

Wigwe was a prominent member of the church and one of the church’s financiers.

This act of insensitivity prompted the Wigwe family to distance themselves from the Iluyomades and the City of David branch. More so, because despite the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adegboyega personally paying the mourning family a condolence visit, the Iluyomades couldn’t care less.

The Iluyomades have remained silent as events unfold just as they have kept their next plan close to their chest.

 

 

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RCCG: Who is after Pastor Iluyomade?

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has suspended the Senior Pastor of the City of David Parish of the church and also the head of the

By Bayo Akinwale

The Pastor of City of David, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, fondly called Pastor ID, has maintained absolute silence since the issue with his parish became public.

He was directed to report at the Ebute Metta Heaquaters and to attend his services there, after his suspension. He complied and has been worshipping there since then.

He has continued to maintain profound silence in spite of varying rumours and palpaple falsehood being sponsored in the media by various interests.

The latest claim is an alleged N320million debt. But this is a clear fallacy.

What could be called debt in the church account with Access Bank is N373, 578,342.77 which is actually the interest from N16.6 billion loan of the church of which N10.5 billion is the loan and N6.1billion, the interest that accrued over the years. But it is important to note that the church has paid back N7.6billion of this loan between January and June, this year. Yes, N7.6biillion paid in six months, leaving an outstanding principal of N9billion as stated by Access Bank.

In its email dated May 14, 2024 and signed by Chinelo Chinwendu Nwajagu, a Branch Manager, with the title, “Current Outstanding Balance of Trinity Towers Facility.”

The bank put the sum of N373,578,342.77 as the interest due on July 21, 2024 in addition to a total outstanding principal of N9billion.

Indeed, the N373.5million is not due for payment until July 21 but COD under Pastor Iluyomade has already deposited N200million in the account. Left then is N173million to complete the interest sum. This amount would have been raised before the July date but for this whole saga.

It is this interest sum that is now being mischievously altered and bandied in the media as debt. It is undoubtedly a hoax.

There is also the news that the COD account is being audited by KPMG. This is true. But the fact is that the Parishes of Apapa Family that Pastor ID heads are audited every year just like other RCCG Parishes.

So, if COD is being audited at this time, it is only fair that all the 60,000 Parishes of the church in Nigeria should be audited .

And just a while ago, there was this loud whispering that Pastor ID’s issues was a result of building Trinity Towers in his family name.

The hard fact however is that the cultivated lawyer and Pastor erected a timeless, iconic edifice for RCCG and not his family.

He has endured all the outrage and scandals and gave RCCG officials all the cooperation they needed for their investigation.

One of those on the investigation mission was reportedly so touched by their findings that so vindicated Pastor Iluyomade that he said, “This man deserves a better treatment”.

So, why is his name being subjected to this brazen infamy? Why is he being hounded? Is it a sin to build a glorious edifice for the Lord?

What is Christianity all about. Lord, have mercy on the church.

Culled from ThisDay

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MFM’s GO, Olukoya, denies sending former pastors to jail

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MFM’s GO, Olukoya, denies sending former pastors to jail

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, (MFM) and the General Overseer, Dr. Daniel Olukoya have said that he did not frame or jail his former pastors Mr. Femi Jimoh and Caleb Oloruntele or any other person for nine years or for any period.

It will be recalled that the convener of RevolutionNow, Mr. Omoyele Sowore through the Sahara Reporters, an online platform recently called on the Nigeria Police Force to immediately arrest, and prosecute MFM Founder, Dr. Olukoya for allegedly influencing the incarceration of pastor Femi Jimoh for nine years without trial.

In the report, Pastor Femi Jimoh who identified himself as a former MFM pastor had accused the church of being behind his incarceration for nine years without trial, over the alleged armed robbery.

Speaking at the Yaba headquarters of the church, on behalf of the church and the General Overseer, the Chief Legal Adviser, Davidson Adejuwon, explained that Jimoh was only remanded and granted bail, adding that after he was granted bail, the family refused to get two individuals to stand as sureties to perfect the bail and secure his release.

Source: The Nation

 

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Saudi declares June 16 Sallah day

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Saudi declares June 16 Sallah day

Saudi Arabia has announced the sighting of the Dhul Hijjah crescent which signaled the beginning of the 12th Islamic month.

The announcement was made on Thursday.

Consequently, tomorrow will mark the beginning of the holy month. Also, the Hajj pilgrimage for 1445 AH-2024 will commence on Friday, June 14, with the day of Arafah falling on Saturday, June 15.

With the development, the Muslim biggest festival, Eid Al-Adha, will be observed on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

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The Arafat Day, which precedes the festival, will fall on June 15.

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court had on Wednesday called on all Muslims across the Kingdom to participate in the sighting of the crescent moon of the Arabic month Dhu Al Hijjah.

This action is expected to help determine the commencement of the new and last month of the Hijr and also the day the festival falls on (Islamic) calendar.

Eid Al Adha, the biggest Islamic festival falls on the 10th of Dhu Al Hijjah.

Eid ul-Adha is celebrated by Muslims all around the world on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah (the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar)

It is the second major Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims after Eid-ul-Fitr.

 

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Saudi Arabia arrests 7 Nigerian pilgrims over NUSUK hajj pilgrim cards

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Saudi Arabia arrests 7 Nigerian pilgrims over NUSUK hajj pilgrim cards

The authority of Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom has arrested seven Nigerian pilgrims performing this year’s holy pilgrimage in Makkah for failure to be in possession of NUSUK identity cards.

The seven Nigerian pilgrims from two states were said to have been arrested in front of their hotels on June 5 and 6 over the Nusuk ID cards, otherwise known as hajj permit.

In Saudi Arabia, not having Hajj permits, harbouring or aiding those without it attracts a SR10,000 fine, six months’ imprisonment, deportation and banning from Saudi Arabia for 10 years as penalty.

Names of the arrested pilgrims were not yet made public and it could not be ascertained yet if retrieves have come their way through the intervention of Nigeria’s hajj commission.

Reacting to the development, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, re-iterated its appeal on the collection and use of the cards for their Hajj exercise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In a circular issued to all the state pilgrims welfare boards, agencies and commissions, as well as licensed Hajj tour operators, the commission disclosed that seven Nigerian pilgrims from two states were arrested in front of their hotels on June 5 and 6 over the Nusuk ID cards.

This activity, NAHCON warned in the circular signed by its Makkah Coordinator, Dr. Aliyu Tanko, on behalf of the chairman, Malam Jalal Arabi, is expected to intensify as the month of Dhul Hijjah begins soon.

The commission requested all State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards and all tour operator companies to intensify awareness to their pilgrims on the mandatory possession of Nusuk ID cards, saying “all pilgrims must collect their cards on arrival in Makkah from the Mutawwif officials.”

It added that after possessing the Nusuk cards, “it is imperative to carry these cards at all times, as they are the recognized means of identifying pilgrims and also having access to key areas during Hajj.”

“Pilgrims with smartphones can download the Nusuk app from Playstore or iTunes stores, use their passport and visa numbers to activate and access digital copies of their Nusuk cards,” the commission advised.

On the penalties, NAHCON warned that “not having Hajj permits, habouring or aiding those without it attracts SR10,000 fine, six months’ imprisonment, deportation and banning from Saudi Arabia for 10 years.”

“We urge all SMPWB’s and tour operators to ensure that their pilgrims adhere strictly to these guidelines to avoid any inconvenience or disruption in their spiritual journey,” the commission stated.

NAHCON had a few days ago urged pilgrims to ensure the use of NUSUK cards (identification and access card) to avoid being arrested by the Saudi Arabian Authority.

Its chairman, Jalal Arabi, made the call in a statement by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Hajia Fatima Sanda-Usara.

He said: “The commission wishes to address the recent concerns and complaints regarding pilgrims being arrested or prevented from accessing the Masjidul Haram in Makkah for not being in possession of their NUSUK ID cards.

“NAHCON had at different fora with State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards and Hajj Tour Operators in Nigeria before the commencement of transportation of pilgrims stressed the importance of the card.

“The card is a crucial document required for identification and access to the masha’er during the hajj exercise.

“The highest religious body of Saudi Arabia has issued a fatwa in this regard making it mandatory for every pilgrim to obtain a Hajj permit for the wellbeing of all.”

Source: Dailypost

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Apostle Suleman, wife mark 20th wedding anniversary

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Apostle Suleman, wife mark 20th wedding anniversary

The renowned senior pastor and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, is celebrating 20 years of marriage to his wife, Lizzy.

In a heartwarming tribute posted on social media, Apostle Suleman expressed his deepest gratitude to his wife for her unwavering support, friendship, and peace.

He wrote on Instagram: “Happy anniversary to 26 years of friendship and 20 years of marital glory. Thanks, Lizzy for being a blessing and a gift to me. Thanks for the peace you give. Thank you, Lord, for life, health and blessings…It’s my 20th marriage anniversary. Say a prayer for us…”

Source: The Nation

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