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FG Suspends Pastor E. A Adeboye’s Helicopter From Flying

FG Suspends Pastor E. A Adeboye’s Helicopter From Flying

The Punch News revealed that the aircraft, AgustaWestland AW139 chopper, with registration number 5N-EAA, was suspended from flying over two weeks ago, following the expiration of some of its papers and spare parts.

Investigations by Sunday  PUNCH has revealed that the Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has grounded a private chopper belonging to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at the Lagos Airport.

It was learnt that the aircraft, AgustaWestland AW139 chopper, with registration number 5N-EAA, was suspended from flying over two weeks ago, following the expiration of some of its papers and spare parts.

The suspension, officials said, would also allow the regulator to conduct vital safety checks on its safety-critical components, especially some spare parts that are due for replacement.

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Adeboye had, last Saturday during a special meeting with all ordained ministers of the mission at the RCCG, Region 21, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, called for drastic action against corrupt practices in all facets of Nigeria.

The RCCG leader, who flew a chopper to the venue, said he arrived late for the meeting because someone had requested a bribe from him to fly his chopper.

FG Suspends Pastor E. A Adeboye’s Helicopter From Flying

He said he had decided to embark on the trip via his chopper to avoid a possible gridlock on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The 79-year-old mathematician-turned-preacher said, “I don’t give excuses because I have discovered long ago that only failures give excuses. But you must pray for Nigeria.

“Something must be done about corruption in this nation. All I can say is that I am this late because somebody wanted a bribe. And you know if you are expecting a bribe from me, you have to wait forever.

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“But the devil has failed. And the devil will continue to fail. I decided to come by helicopter so that there won’t be a traffic jam that would tie me down on the expressway because I know what the devil could do.

“Then, I ran into something else. But by the grace of God, we are here.”

Although Sunday PUNCH could not ascertain who requested the alleged bribe from the revered servant of God, investigations by the paper revealed that the cleric’s chopper was suspended from flying by the regulatory authority over safety issues.

Multiple aviation sources confirmed that Adeboye could not fly his chopper with registration number 5N-EAA to the Ibadan programme but had to fly another aircraft reportedly belonging to Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel).

FG Suspends Pastor E. A Adeboye’s Helicopter From Flying

A top official of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, who is close to the operations of the two choppers belonging to the servants of God, said, “The team relating directly with Daddy G.O. should have told the man of God otyn time that his chopper had not been cleared by the NCAA and, as such, it couldn’t go on the Ibadan trip. They shouldn’t have waited till the last minute.

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The NCAA (aviation regulatory agency) that we have now is different from what it used to be. There is a new man in charge who always insists that things must be done properly as far as the safety of lives is concerned. The church’s protocol team should have told him that the NCAA has not cleared the aircraft and it may not clear it within a short time because certain procedure must be followed. As such, an alternative arrangement should have been made.”

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The NAMA official, who chose to speak on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, further said, “On that last Saturday morning, when it later became obvious that the jet was not cleared to fly, they had to make an alternative arrangement with Bishop Oyedepo’s chopper. They had to quickly begin that process by filing the flight plan, etc. It was Bishop’s aircraft that Pastor Adeboye later flew to the event. He could not use his own.”

A top official of Omni-Blu Aviation, the airline operating the chopper for Adeboye, confirmed the development.

FG Suspends Pastor E. A Adeboye’s Helicopter From Flying

The official, who chose to speak on condition of anonymity, said a letter from Italy-based Leonardo, the manufacturer of Adeboye’s AW 139 helicopter, requesting the NCAA to grant a time extension on some spare parts that are due for replacement came late.

The spare parts due for replacement have been ordered from the manufacturer but they have yet to be shipped into Nigeria because they are usually produced on demand, according to Omni-Blu Aviation.

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As such, the NCAA could not immediately grant the requested extension. Instead, the regulatory agency requested that comprehensive safety checks be conducted on the aircraft in line with standard aviation safety practice.

He said, “The NCAA that we have now is different from what it used to be. It always insists on standard. We don’t want any disappointing situation for anybody, especially for a globally reputed servant of God like Daddy G.O. It appears the man of God was not properly briefed. But we thank God an alternative arrangement was made to rescue the situation. Safety is first and paramount. No life is worth toying with, how much more that of a servant of God like Daddy G.O. As an airline, we won’t compromise safety no matter the pressure.’’

The Omni-Blu official denied knowledge of any bribe request, either by the airline or aviation officials.

He, however, said it was not impossible that some people might have cashed in on the situation to demand a bribe.

“You know some people don’t fear God no matter what. They can even go to the extent of asking a servant of God for a bribe. So, it is not impossible. But on our part, I am not aware of such.”

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FG Suspends Pastor E. A Adeboye’s Helicopter From Flying

As it stands, it is uncertain when Adeboye’s chopper will be allowed to fly.

However, findings revealed that NCAA had directed maintenance and safety checks to be conducted on the aircraft.

As such, the operator has secured a date for this at Aero’s maintenance hangar.

When contacted for comments, the Director-General, NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, confirmed that the regulatory agency had suspended flights on the aircraft for safety reasons.

According to him, the NCAA does not often deal directly with individuals or owners of aircraft but the operator.

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In this case, he said the NCAA only had business with the operator of the aircraft, Omni-Blu Aviation.

Nuhu said, “There are safety-related issues that must be resolved before the aircraft will be approved for resumption of flights. Safety is the paramount consideration in all approvals given by the NCAA. No matter what, we must not sacrifice safety for flights; that is the whole idea.”

When contacted, the spokesperson for RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, said the matter was being resolved already.

On the bribery allegation, he said the church would not want to take issue with the aviation authorities on the matter.

Olubiyi said, “We will not want to take issue with the aviation authorities but I can assure you that an amicable solution is being found to the issue.”

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Bishop Makanu Steps Down After He Was Allegedly Caught on Record Asking A Lady For An Affair

Bishop Makanu Steps Down After He Was Allegedly Caught on Record Asking A Lady For An Affair

Bishop Makanu Steps Down After He Was Allegedly Caught on Record Asking A Lady For An Affair

Televangelist and Pastor, Bishop Makanu Steps Down After He Was Allegedly Caught on Record Asking A Lady For An Affair

A popular South African Bishop known as Bishop I. Makamu, has stepped down as LOVE TV host after he was allegedly caught on record asking a lady out.

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Bishop Israel Makamu is the founder of the popular South African church, known as Endless Hope Bible Church which is situated in Alberton. The Bishop also plays host to a television show known as Rea Tsotella which airs on the DStv channel called Moja Love.

According to the incident which has caused a scandal that is rocking the pastor and his church, the pastor was reportedly begging a member of his church for an affair.

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While speaking to the lady on phone, the man of God could be heard allegedly begging the lady for an intimate affair, not knowing that he was being recorded.

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In the alleged recording which is available online, the Bishop who spoke in a South African language, was telling the lady how much he wanted her. Reminding her that they should meet very soon.

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After the recording was made available online, the Bishop reportedly stepped down as host of the television talk show in order for investigations to be conducted.

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The Bishop himself has said that the incident happened very long ago and that he thought that the issue had been settled.

He also said that the recording was doctored, while maintaining that the lady wants to extort money from him, hence publicizing the recording.

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Fans Lament On Tim Godfrey’s Fearless Concert Gate Fee And Artistes

Fans Lament On Tim Godfrey's Fearless Concert Gate Fee And Artistes

Fans Lament On Tim Godfrey’s Fearless Concert Gate Fee And Artistes

Fans Lament On Tim Godfrey’s Fearless Concert Gate Fee And Artistes

“Pray for Tim Godfrey. He is backsliding” The world shouts on the Fearless Concert

Tim Godfrey has been dragged by fans over the outrageous gate fee and line up or featured artiste in his annual Fearless concert.  Fans expressed sore displeasure as the flyers and billboards reveal the guest singers and gate fee.

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First, it began with the price for the concert which goes as high as TWO MILLION NAIRA! while the least of the ticket tagged “early bird” which is known to be the regular ticket goes as high as TEN THOUSAND NAIRA.

This, to many music lovers, shows no difference between the concert and the secular concerts organized by secular artists.

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Indeed, there are many sensational gospel artists slotted on for the program but this didn’t resonate with lovers who still feel the price tag is too high for a gospel concert.

Secondly, on the unveiling of Timi Dakolo as one of the ministers on the night. This didn’t meet well with gospel song lovers as they claim Timi Dakolo isn’t a gospel minister but a secular Artist.

To their claim, irrespective of how the song sounds and the lyrics go, if it isn’t about Christ, it isn’t gospel.

Albeit, With the calibre of ministers unveiled coupled with the venue, Eko Hotels and Suites, it is glaring much money will be required. Which might be the reason for the price tag. But this reason doesn’t please fans and music lovers worldwide.

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Joe Biden Becomes 1st President To Omit ‘God’ From National Day of Prayer Proclamation

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Joe Biden Becomes 1st President To Omit ‘God’ From National Day of Prayer Proclamation

Joe Biden Becomes 1st President To Omit ‘God’ From National Day of Prayer Proclamation

President Biden on Wednesday issued a National Day of Prayer proclamation that touted the “power of prayer” and invited Americans to “give thanks,” although the proclamation’s absence of the word “God” sparked criticism and marked the first time that’s happened in modern history.

By a 1952 law, every U.S. president must issue a proclamation designating a National Day of Prayer. This year the day fell on May 6.

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On the National Day of Prayer, “we unite with purpose and resolve, and recommit ourselves to the core freedoms that helped define and guide our Nation from its earliest days,” it reads.

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“We celebrate our incredible good fortune that, as Americans, we can exercise our convictions freely – no matter our faith or beliefs,” it reads. “Let us find in our prayers, however, they are delivered, the determination to overcome adversity, rise above our differences, and come together as one Nation to meet this moment in history.”

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The proclamation, though, omits the word “God,” making Biden the first president not to include “God” in his proclamation in the modern history of National Day of Prayer proclamations. The omission is ironic because secular groups in recent months have criticized Biden for discussing religion too much.

According to the text of proclamations at UC Santa Barbara’s American Presidency Project, every proclamation since 1953 – the first year proclamations were required under law – had included “God” until this year. Most proclamations mentioned “God” multiple times.

Joe Biden Becomes 1st President To Omit ‘God’ From National Day of Prayer Proclamation

David Brody, the chief political analyst for CBN News, criticized the proclamation for what it didn’t include.

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“Joe Biden’s National Day of Prayer Proclamation has been released and it doesn’t even mention God once! How do you release a proclamation about prayer and not mention God at all?” Brody wrote in a tweet.

President Trump’s 2018 proclamation mentioned “God” multiple times, such as: “On this National Day of Prayer, let us come together, all according to their faiths, to thank God for His many blessings and ask for His continued guidance and strength.”

President Obama’s 2015 proclamation referenced God three times, including in the following phrase: “Through prayer, we find the strength to do God’s work.” Obama’s 2010 proclamation read, in part, “On this day, let us give thanks for the many blessings God has bestowed upon our Nation.”

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President George W. Bush’s 2003 proclamation read, “We come together to thank God for our Nation’s many blessings, to acknowledge our need for His wisdom and grace, and to ask Him to continue to watch over our country in the days ahead.”

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Howvever, President Clinton’s 1995 proclamation read, “Let us not forget those painful lessons of our past but continue to seek the guidance of God in all the affairs of our Nation.

Joe Biden Becomes 1st President To Omit ‘God’ From National Day of Prayer Proclamation

President George H.W. Bush’s 1991 proclamation read, “As one Nation under God, we Americans are deeply mindful of both our dependence on the Almighty and our obligations as a people He has richly blessed.”

President Reagan’s 1987 proclamation encouraged Americans to “turn our faces and our hearts to God not only at moments of personal danger and civil strife, but in the full flower of the liberty, peace, and abundance that He has showered upon us.”

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President Carter’s 1979 proclamation read, “We endure and remain a land of hope because of the basic goodness and strength of our people and because the God of us all has shown us His favour.”

President Ford’s 1976 proclamation, issued during the nation’s bicentennial celebration, read, “Let us also reflect on the profound faith in God which inspired the founding fathers.”

President Nixon’s 1973 proclamation read, “America is a nation under God.”

Also, President Johnson’s 1967 proclamation read, “Let each of us pray that God will endow us with the constancy to prevail in defence of freedom, and with the courage and resolution to preserve and extend His blessings of liberty.”

Joe Biden Becomes 1st President To Omit ‘God’ From National Day of Prayer Proclamation

President Kennedy’s 1962 proclamation read, “May we especially ask God’s blessing upon our homes, that this integral unit of society may nurture our youth and give to them the needed faith in God, in our Nation, and in their future.”

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President Eisenhower’s 1959 proclamation read, “Let us remember that our God is the God of all men, that only as all men are free can liberty be secure for any, and that only as all prosper can any be content in their good

President Truman’s 1952 proclamation encouraged Americans to “beseech God to grant us wisdom to know the course which we should follow.”

In 1952, Truman signed a bill into law requiring presidents to issue a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

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