Historical Overview of Pentecostalism in Nigeria

Origins and Growth 1910s-1920s: Around 1910, an Anglican deacon launches an indigenous prophetic movement that later becomes the Christ Army Church. Following an influenza epidemic in 1918, revivals flare within the mission churches and the Christ Army Church. Spirit-filled groups also expand, including those known by the Yoruba word Aladura (“praying people”). Early Aladura churches include the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and…

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History: How Oba Samuel Adeniran Asusumasa Atewogboye II (Alaaye of Efon Alaaye) was sentenced to death for ritual murder in 1949

Efon Alaaye, the hilly and rocky boarder town between today’s Osun and Ekiti states is one of the ancient towns of Yorubaland. Like most towns in the same town, Efon Alaaye traces its roots to the cradle of Yoruba civilization, Ile- Ife. Life was as usual, rustic, with everyone been his brother’s keeper. However something very strange happened in the…

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My wife curses me with her private part, Pastor tells court

A Pentecostal Pastor, Bernard Towoju has urged an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve his marriage to his wife, Abosede, for allegedly using her private part to invoke curses on him. Towoju, 53, said in his divorce petition on Monday that “I cannot continue to make love with a woman who always goes naked and swears for me with her…

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My life in sex: ‘For me, it’s like enjoying the same meal every day’

The monogamous male

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Fr. Mbaka and the Voice of God by Reuben Abati

“I do not believe in my mind that the way things are in Nigeria, any Catholic priest has the mandate to decide which of the political contestants should be voted for…I don’t believe a priest should be doing that…If he was in my archdiocese, I will have sanctioned him long ago for the kind of utterances he makes.” – John Cardinal…

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Welcome to the year 2018 – Happy New Year

The much anticipated year 2018 is  here at last. We wish all our teeming readers and supporters a prosperous new year. Thanks for your past contributions and support; we look forward to greater partnership and cooperation in the year 2018. We are here to serve you. Happy New Year

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God is not Sangiri Lagiri, it’s an attribute of Sango

Do not let any Yoruba worship leader come on your church altar to call God Sangiri Lagiri, it’s not one of God’s attributes. It’s one of Sango’s oriki and I do not know how we foolishly let that sneaked into our worship culture. “Sangiri Lagiri Olagiri kaka figba edun bo Inan Loju Inan lenu Oloju orogbo eleeke obi A tu…

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9 Armies of the World With the Strictest Discipline

We usually recall the word “discipline” when we speak of the army or military forces of any country. The strict schedule they follow makes them stand apart from any common man, and it’s the reason why a mere look at them gives us a feeling of pride and patriotism. We at Bright Side have collated a list of the world’s most disciplined and strictest armies that we all must be proud of. 9. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army…

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Police arrest 86-year-old woman for robbery

Police in Philadelphia, U.S., have arrested an 86-year-old woman for an attempted robbery after she pointed a gun at a bank teller and demanded $400, police say. Reports say that Emily Coakley, who uses a walker, had been to the same bank a day earlier, but when she counted her money after returning home she believed she had been short-changed…

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Students Demonstrate The Dangers Of Wi-Fi Radiation With Ingenious Cress Seeds Experiment

In this current internet age where everyone from children to pensioners habitually keep their cell phones within arms length, are we all at risk of damaging our health? Few likely know—or even care–for the known dangers of radiation contamination by constantly being within close proximity of our cell phones…but what about Wi-Fi? Curious to understand the effects technology was having…

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