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What used to be a bubbly environment has in the past couple of months gradually turned a ghost town.

 

For those doing business within the vicinity of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos,the death of its founder, Prophet T.B Joshua has brought untold hardship on them.

 

This is because many of their businesses died along with the founder of the Church, Prophet T.B Joshua. A visit by celebrityplusonline revealed that many outlets including hotels, eateries, convenient stores and business centers have all closed shop.

This is due to the fact that many of their customers mostly foreigners who thronged the Church while T.B Joshua was alive for Spiritual Tourism no longer come around.

 

If some of them thought that the development was for a little while and that things would soon normalize after a few months of T.B Joshua”s death, they soon perished the thought when the matter got from bad to worse because of the delay in reopening the church following the controversies over succession which pitched late T.B Joshua’s wife, Evelyn, with some of the junior Pastors of SCOAN.

 

As it is,many of the hotel owners who hitherto smiled to the bank when the church was in full gear have put up their property for sale.Investigations reveal that many of the Hotel owners took loans from banks and the banks are on their necks over their inability to service the loans following the lull in business.Those not under heavy pressure to repay loans have put up their property for lease instead of outright sale.

 

Despite the reopening of the Church to normal worship a few months ago ,the situation has failed to improve and the plight of the business owners remaining what it is. This is because traffick has waned drastically at the once boisterous Church.

By: Wole Alakija

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Pastor Evelyn Joshua: Sustaining Her Husband’s Legacy As T.B Joshua Lives On

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Friends and well-wishers have showered praises and commendations on Pastor Evelyn Joshua for sustaining the legacy of her husband and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, to celebrate one year anniversary of his demise on Sunday 5th June,2022.

 

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu; top government officials and prominent citizens within and outside Nigeria converged on the church auditorium yesterday to mark the anniversary of Prophet TB Joshua.

 

A museum and foundation were unveiled in his memory as the wife said it was the late Prophet’s wish to inaugurate the projects.

 

In her keynote address, the Leader of SCOAN, Pastor Evelyn, said the life of her late husband taught her patience and forgiveness, while her love for him was tried as she fought for love and attention during his ministry.

Evelyn said: “The work of God progressed and love was tasted. I fought for love and attention and today, I want to appreciate two wonderful women who became our counsellors. He brought one and I brought the other one. Because of him, I became friends with elderly Madam Victoria Akinola and Madam Felicia of blessed memories.

 

While assuring members of SCOAN of a new beginning, she said weeping is over and it is the hour of joy to continue in the legacy left by the Prophet.

Sanwo-Olu said it still remains a shock that Prophet T.B. Joshua had passed on to glory, saying that his good works of charity were an example of service to God.

 

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Religious Matters, Bukola Adeleke, thanked Evelyn and the church management for keeping the legacy of the church.

 

Also, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who represented Akeredolu, extended his regards to the family of T.B. Joshua and the entire church for keeping the legacy of the Prophet.

He acknowledged the late Prophet for his good works on earth towards humanity.

 

Others, who eulogised the late Joshua included President, Economic Centre for Peace, Israel, Ayoob Kara; Deputy Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly, Joseph Bassey; Pastor Carlos Alvaro of Paraguay and Bishop Jamali Asfi from Pakistan.

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CAN Tightens Screw On Call For Sack Of Sterling Bank Ceo, Abubakar Suleiman

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Christian Association of Nigeria, in response to the provoking Easter advert which likened the rise of Jesus Christ to the Agege bread had intensified it’s resolve to have the Ceo of Sterling bank , Abubakar Suleiman,removed from office.

 

CAN, in a statement signed a few days ago by its National Secretary, Joseph Daramola, stated that the advert was “wicked and insensitive” towards Christians.

 

Speaking in an interview, APCON CEO/Registrar, Dr Olalekan Fadolapo, said the Advertising Council was still weighing up the relevant laws in order to determine the stipulated punishment to the bank for breaching the laid down advertising laws in the country.

 

He said, “We have a law guiding advertising in Nigeria: the APCON law and the Code of Advertising. What we are going to do is look at the code and the sections that have been violated, as stipulated by the law. We will apply the sanction as stipulated by the law.”

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