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61  Forum / The Buzz Central / D'Banj Joins Elton John After Split With Don Jazzy on: 20-04-2012 04:46PM
D'Banj has finally moved on with better things after his reported split with his former boss, Don Jazzy some weeks ago.


According to the latest report, the Kokomaster has been signed by a top United Kingdom record label, Mercury Records.


He has already been listed on the label's official website as one of its artistes alongside top UK singer, Elton John.


Mercury Records is also a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, which Island Def Jam (IDJ) is also a subsidiary of, a label D'Banj claims to also belong to, going by his twitter profile: DB/Good Music/Mercury/IDJ.


D,Banj is expected to officially release his Oliver Twist single on May 14.
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62  Forum / The Buzz Central / Nigerian Bishop Oyedepo Faces N2 Billion Lawsuit For Assaulting Female Member on: 20-04-2012 04:38PM
Popular pastor and founder of the Living Faith Christian Church International, David Oyedepo, will face a legal action for slapping a young lady during church service, last year.


Robert Igbinedion, a Lagos based lawyer, confirmed to Premium Times Friday that he had filed a suit, on behalf of the young lady, at the Ogun State High Court for the enforcement of the lady's fundamental rights to freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment, human dignity, fair hearing, and freedom from discrimination.
Mr. Igbinedion is seeking an award of N2bn as 'general and exemplary damages' against Mr. Oyedepo.


"If a wrong is done to the young lady, she is bound to receive justice for that wrong," said Mr. Igbinedion, a Solicitor at Salus Populi Chambers.


In the suit, Mr. Igbinedion said that the young lady, while answering an "illegal" alter call, was trying to explain herself when the pastor gave her "a dirty and thunderous slap."
"The respondent (Mr. Oyedepo) made the alter call for witches to come out, he did not make a similar call for other categories of sinners like illicit drug dealers, contract inflators, fraudsters, adulterers, and fornicators in the church," read the suit.
Mr. Igbinedion, who represented the victims of the celebrated Pastor Emeka Ezeugo (popularly known as Reverend King) at the Magistrate court, in 2006; stated that cases of violence in the place of worship if not nipped in the bud could escalate into 'uncountable' dimensions.

Furthermore, he said the calling out of the young lady (and others) as witches are illegal, unconstitutional, and a breach of Section 34 of the Constitution of Nigeria, African Charter on Human and People's Right, and United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Right.


The suit asked the court to compel Mr. Oyedepo to issue a self-signed public apology to be published in two national dailies and one international satellite television station.


It also wants the respondent to issue a similar alter call for drug dealers, corrupt government officials, bribe-giving contractors, and other category of sinners who are members of the church.


In December last year, a video of Mr. Oyedepo viciously slapping a teenage girl during church service for saying she is "a witch for Jesus" appeared on popular site You Tube.


Though later removed, the video went viral within days with the pastor, fondly called Papa, receiving a lot of stick from outraged viewers and members of the public.


One viewer described the act as "unbiblical, barbaric, and a disgrace."


Days later, another video surfaced in which Mr. Oyedepo tried to justify his action saying "it is my ministry to slap" and that the fact that the witch, rather than going to court, apologized showed his superiority.


"People now complain on the Internet that I slapped a witch. If I see another one, I'll slap," he said in the video.
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63  Forum / The Buzz Central / Man Sees His Wife Online While Watching indecency(what Would You Do If r him?) on: 17-04-2012 09:00PM
An Egyptian man who went online to watch a Indecency film for the first time got the shock of his life when he found that the woman in the film was his own wife.
The man, identified as Ramadan, instantly collapsed in disbelief on the floor at an internet shop before coming round and rushing home to face his unfaithful wife.


The woman first denied his allegations and started to swear at him, prompting her husband to face her with the film.


Unable to deny it any more, she confessed to have betrayed him with her pre-marriage boy friend, telling him she had never loved him although they had four children during their 16-year marriage.


“I found 11 films showing my wife in indecent scenes with her lover….it was the first time I watched a Indecency film and I did this just out of curiosity,” Ramadan told Egyptian newspapers at his house in the northeastern province of Dakhalia.


“She first denied it and accused me of being insane before I faced her with the films…she then confessed to be still in love with her boyfriend, saying he is as young as her and that I am an old man.”


Ramadan said he had been happy during his marriage life until he logged on to that website. Newspapers did not say whether he decided to divorce her.
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64  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Man Sees His Wife Online While Watching indecency(what Would You Do If r him?) on: 17-04-2012 08:57PM
An Egyptian man who went online to watch a Indecency film for the first time got the shock of his life when he found that the woman in the film was his own wife.
The man, identified as Ramadan, instantly collapsed in disbelief on the floor at an internet shop before coming round and rushing home to face his unfaithful wife.


The woman first denied his allegations and started to swear at him, prompting her husband to face her with the film.


Unable to deny it any more, she confessed to have betrayed him with her pre-marriage boy friend, telling him she had never loved him although they had four children during their 16-year marriage.


“I found 11 films showing my wife in indecent scenes with her lover….it was the first time I watched a Indecency film and I did this just out of curiosity,” Ramadan told Egyptian newspapers at his house in the northeastern province of Dakhalia.


“She first denied it and accused me of being insane before I faced her with the films…she then confessed to be still in love with her boyfriend, saying he is as young as her and that I am an old man.”


Ramadan said he had been happy during his marriage life until he logged on to that website. Newspapers did not say whether he decided to divorce her.
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65  Forum / The Buzz Central / Father sets 24-year-old son ablaze on: 17-04-2012 08:41PM
A desperate and helpless father set ablaze his mentally challenged 24-year-old son in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
According to a report in Andhrawishesh, the 58-year-old man always took the help of neighbours to take his son to hospital for regular check-ups as he refuses to board the car.
On this fateful day too his neighbours helped him tie the youngster’s legs and push him inside the vehicle. But after several unsuccessful attempts he poured kerosene over his son and set him ablaze.
Police say he regrets his actions but he had no ther option.
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66  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Finger Of Lagos Trader Chopped Off on: 28-03-2012 09:00AM
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67  Forum / The Buzz Central / Behold The Longest Wedding Gown Ever on: 27-03-2012 05:48PM
The Andree Salon, a Bucharest fashion label, hired 10 seamstresses to toil away on the Guinness World Record-breaking dress for 100 days. The imported material alone, including French lace and Italian taffeta, cost around $7,300. That's not including labour and the dramatic floating runway show.

On Tuesday, a model wearing the dress was hoisted into the air outside Bucharest's Palace of the Parliament, for all the world to see- in particular- The Netherlands. The Dutch country previously held the longest train record .
The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters. It is made of 4,700 meters of material using 1,857 needles, taking 100 days to make.


Waiting for the Naija babe that would be bold enough to weare this on her wedding day

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68  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Why We Always Torture Our Male Victims - Female Armed Robber on: 27-03-2012 05:40PM
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69  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: No Cheating! Girl Caught Cheating During Last Jamb Exams [Photo] on: 27-03-2012 05:37PM
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70  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Finger Of Lagos Trader Chopped Off on: 27-03-2012 05:35PM
According to PmNews.........

Barely a week after the finger of Yinka Oyedele, a JSS3 student of Eric Moore Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos, was cut off by an SS1 student of Surulere High School, another victim has lost his finger to assailants.
The victim, a trader at Ladipo Market, Mushin, Lagos, 37-year old Ofoka Nnaji was attacked by suspected thugs who were allegedly hired by a faction of the traders’ union at the market.
The attack on Nnaji has rekindled the violent attack on traders by thugs at Aguiyi Ironsi International Trade Centre at Ladipo market Mushin, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
The latest attack on Nnaji was by the same thugs that allegedly attacked the Chairman of Mushin Local Government area, Mr. Babatunde Adepitan, recently.
Nnaji claimed that the men who attacked him inside the market used cutlasses to cut him on the head and other parts of his body before they cut off his finger and took it away.
He is pleading that his cut off finger should be returned to him so that he will bury it.
Nnaji said he went to the market with the hope that the Lagos State government had finally made peace with the warring factions after the Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, was signed. Unknown to him, there was a group opposed to the peace initiative by the state government through the Ministry of the Environment.
He said immediately he went into the market on Thursday, he was identified by thugs he claimed that were brought from Southeast.
The victim said they accused him of opposing Chief Jonathan Okoli’s leadership and started beating him. He was macheted and his finger was cut off and taken away.
Mushin Council boss, Adepitan had alleged that it was Okoli that brought those thugs who attacked them because he did not want peace in the market.
He explained that the MOU was painstakingly made for peace to reign in the market and was accepted by the market stakeholders. He expressed shock that Okoli who was part of the peace deal pulled out and started fomenting trouble.
Okoli has denied sending thugs to attack anybody.
Recently, Adepitan and some Lagos State government officials comprising the Nigerian police and soldiers were attacked and chased away by a group opposed to peace in the market.
Adepitan insisted that the MOU must stand and reiterated his commitment to bringing peace to the market.
He said that Governor Babatunde Fashola, the State House of Assembly and all the security agents are aware of the matter and very soon the problem will be solved.
71  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / MAN R*PES IN-LAW TO DEATH on: 27-03-2012 05:28PM
Barely two weeks after a young lady identified as Faith Akin was allegedly raped to death by a middle aged man, a similar incident has been reported at the Epe Police Station.
According to the report, 29-year-old Titus Ime raped his in-law, a 19-year-old woman identified as Blessing John, to death.
The incident occurred in a forest at Epe. The suspect allegedly trailed Blessing to her father’s farm, where he raped her to death.
Ime, reporting the incident, said he assaulted Blessing due to her refusal to date him. The rapist cum murderer blamed his dastardly act on his “great love" for the deceased.
“I just moved to Lagos from Akwa -Ibom State to look for a job when I met Blessing. She is my in-law, as my uncle is married to her elder sister," he said.
"As soon as I set my eyes on her, I fell in love with her but I kept it to myself. When I could not bear it anymore, I went to her to declare my love for her but she turned me down. I kept pestering her but she refused blatantly that she did not love me; this made me angry.”
Ime added that despite Blessing’s refusal to date him, he had to device a means to force her to have sex with him.
“I did not intend to kill Blessing but my feeling for her was very strong. So after monitoring her movement for some time, I discovered that she goes to the farm to uproot cassava in the evening with her father. That day, I trailed her from her house to the forest. She was alone and she did not know I was following her, when she got into the dense forest and there was no one in sight, I ran ahead of her and grabbed her, and started declaring my love for her but she turned me down.
"I was very angry and I grabbed her dress. She started struggling with me but I took a big stick and hit her on her head, she slumped immediately and I bend down over her and removed her skirt and had sex with her. All this while, she did not respond but I still had sex with her a second time but I do not know that she was dead; I thought she was just unconscious.”
After committing the act, the suspect hid in the forest for four days. He however came out of his hiding when he could not bear the hunger any-more, and reported himself to his family who then handed him over to the police for prosecution.
Blessing’s corpse were discovered by her father and has been deposited at a public mortuary for autopsy, while the case has been transferred to the Homicide department at Panti, Yaba for further investigation.
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72  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Pandemonium As Disabled Beggar ‘Steals’ Genitals Of 4 Men on: 27-03-2012 05:21PM

There was pandemonium in the Rumuola, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, at the weekend, when a disabled beggar allegedly caused the disappearance of the reproductive organs of four men.
Eyewitnesses said trouble started at about 11am last Friday at the Rumuola Junction when a male passerby raised the alarm that his reproductive organ disappeared after he gave alms to a popular disabled beggar.
The loud complaints from the victim immediately attracted sympathisers, who confronted the beggar on his wheelchair.
Three others, one of them a trader, simply identified as Chigozie, also raised the alarm that their organs "vanished" immediately they joined the fray.
The development provoked

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angry youths of the community, who attacked disabled beggars on the road and anyone who looked like a member of the ethnic group from which the beggar came.
The suspect's wheelchair was burnt.
The unrest was quelled by men of the Joint Task Force and police patrol teams, who dispersed the mob and rescued the suspect.
He was taken to the Kala Police Division with the four victims.
Policemen prevented relatives and spectators from entering the station, a development that further heightened the tension.
The angry youths later stormed the neighbourhoods, searching for anyone thought to be from the beggar's ethnic group, beating them up.
The suspect and victims were later moved to the Military Hospital on Aba Road for medical examination.
Eze Egba, a relative of Chigozie's, confirmed the incident.
He said he consulted a military doctor who facilitated the release of the victims and the suspect.
It was gathered that the medical examinations revealed that the victims' claims were baseless, as their genitals were found to be intact.
Not convinced of the medical confirmation at the military base, the victims were taken to a brothel for further confirmation.
There it was "confirmed" that their genitals were indeed intact and functional.
Contacted on the fate of the beggar, police spokesman Ben Ugwuegbulam said he was driving and could not give any information.
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73  Forum / Politics / Britain Warns Nigeria Over Threat To Ban Virgin & British Airways on: 27-03-2012 05:16PM

LAGOS — The British government yesterday warned that it would take retaliatory steps against Nigerian airlines, if the federal government bans carriers over fare disparity.
This came as British Airways said in a statement last night that all its fares were competitive and on a sound commercial basis.
Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Odua, had weekend threatened to ban any foreign airline which failed to adjust its fares to reflect equity with their prevailing fares on the West Coast. She gave the airlines one month ultimatum.
Reacting to the ultimatum last night, Britain said banning private airlines would amount to a “heavy-handed action that would be catastrophic.”
Consequently, Britain said it would not hesitate to retaliate if the federal government goes ahead with the threat to ban after 30 days.

Britain said only business and first class fares were more expensive to Nigerians than neighbouring countries because of high demand for those seats.

It also said banning BA and Virgin would break a bilateral air services agreement. between both countries.
“It (the ban) would cause potential foreign investors to question whether they want to put their money in Nigeria and have a long-term and damaging effect on Nigeria’s growth,” a British High Commission spokesman said.
“The Prime Minister and President Goodluck Jonathan signed a joint communique last year pledging to double bilateral trade. Action against BA and Virgin would damage that strategic aim,”a British High Commission spokesman.
The fare dispute is running parallel to another row between Nigeria and Britain over airport landing slots.
Nigeria’s biggest carrier Arik Air actually stopped its daily flights between Abuja and London Heathrow yesterday because it was being prevented from getting arrival and departure slots at UK airports.
“It is wrong to suggest that Arik has been prevented from flying into Heathrow. Our understanding is that Arik is just unwilling to pay for the cost of renting or buying landing slots,” the British spokesman said.
He added that it was something all airlines who want new slots into Heathrow needed to do.
The Aviation Minister had argued that it was unfair for BA and Virgin to charge more to fly Nigerian than passengers from neighbouring West African countries.
“We are seriously concerned and worried by the reluctance to restore parity within the region by the foreign airlines,” Aviation Minister Stella Oduah said in a statement.

“They have been using all kinds of delay tactics, this is unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated. We will resolve this issue once and for all,” she had said in a statement Monday night.

Also reacting to the threat, British Airways said in a statement that its fares were competitive and were based on a sound commercial plank.

We ‘ve been flying to Nigeria for 75 yrs — BA

The airline said: “British Airways is fully legally compliant with the requirements of the Air Services Agreement between the UK and Nigeria. We remain committed to Nigeria and continue to serve the country with daily flights to Lagos and Abuja.
“We have been flying there for more than 75 years and pride ourselves on offering competitive fares, a choice of products and connections to our Nigerian customers.
“All of our fares are set on a sound commercial basis and remain fully competitive with other carriers in the region including Arik Air.”
Meanwhile, stakeholders in the aviation industry have commended the aviation minister for issuing foreign airlines a 30-day ultimatum, stressing it was long overdue.
Aviation Consultant, Mr Chris Aligbe, noted that the minister, as the number one stakeholder in the aviation industry, was now speaking the minds of Nigeria-based passengers who were usually extorted whenever they flew in foreign airlines.
“With the ultimatum given by the minister, the Federal Government is taking the issue of disparity in fares paid by passengers from Nigeria seriously.

“The Federal Government is now showing concern about the plight of Nigerians and others who opt to fly with foreign airlines,” Aligbe said.
He alleged that his findings had revealed that all the European airlines flying into and out of Nigeria were involved in the international flight fare disparity.
Aligbe advised that Nigerians should exercise patience until the expiration of the minister’s ultimatum.
Mr Kelvin Umoh, a UK-bound passenger, lamented the high air fares usually charged by foreign airlines, describing them as cut-throat. “One continues to wonder why the foreign airlines charge higher fares from Nigeria, compared to what they charge in Ghana,” he said.
“What is the distance between Nigeria and Ghana, that foreign airlines are charging between $1,000 and $2, 000 from Nigerian passengers, above what they charge in Ghana,” he queried.
Mrs Patience Olayiwola, another passenger, said the ultimatum was a welcome development, aimed at stopping the fleecing of Nigerians of their hard earned money.
“Most passengers planning to fly international routes now prefer doing that from Ghana, instead of Nigeria, thus causing capital flight and reducing revenues derivable to the Federal Government from such flights,” she said.
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74  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Beauty Queen KICKED OUT From Miss Universe Pageant For Being Born A Boy on: 26-03-2012 11:17AM
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75  Forum / The Buzz Central / Beauty Queen KICKED OUT From Miss Universe Pageant For Being Born A Boy on: 26-03-2012 11:09AM
She was booted out of the Miss Universe Canada competition after discovering this beautiful girl was born a boy.
The Miss Universe Canada organizers threw out Jenna Talackova when they found out she had undergone surgery to become a woman.
The transgendered contestant had already successfully reached the finals in the Miss Vancouver pageant before she was banned from continuing in the competition.
Although the pageant organizers described Talackova as a ‘real girl’ they disqualified her arguing that the rules state that each contestant must be a ‘naturally born female.’
According to Denis Davila, the national director of Miss Universe Canada, Talackova claimed on her registration form she was born a female.
But becoming suspicious Davila confronted the 23-year-old about her sex change and the contestant admitted she was actually born a male.
Despite her pleas to stay in the pageant her confession meant that she was pulled from the contest that same day.
'She feels like a real girl and she is a real girl. She didn’t expect people to question it,' Davila told thestar.com
Beauty queen: Jenna Talackova, fourth from right, has competed in a Miss Universe contest before
'She was hoping we could put her back in the competition, but the rules are very clear and there’s no way we can go back on it.'
The decision from the Miss Universe Canada pageant, which is owned by Donald Trump, has sparked outrage with people calling for Jenna to be reinstated into the contest.
People have taken to social media pages to express their disgust with one Facebook user writing on the pageant's page: 'Tell us what "requirements" did she not make? This reeks of discrimination...'

In a YouTube interview Talackova says she knew she was a female at the age of four and began hormone therapy ten years later.
And the 23-year-old beauty queen, who has competed in Miss Universe pageants and transgendered pageants before, says that she surgically changed her gender aged 19.

Who would have known that this beauty was born a boy?
GUYS BE CAREFUL O THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS OUT THERE O, IMAGINE CARELESSLY HOOKING UP WITH THIS ONE IN A ONE NIGHT STAND ONLY TO READ THIS STORY THE NEXT MORNING  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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76  Forum / The Buzz Central / Kim Kardashain Finally Gonna press Charges on Flour Bomber on: 26-03-2012 11:00AM
Looks like Kim Kardashian might be involved in a legal issue other than her divorce in the near future. Apparently the reality star is going to press charges against the woman who "flour-bombed" her at an event Thursday.

TMZ, who usually gets things like this right, reports that even though Kardashian only needed to make a trip to the cleaners following the incident, she feels the woman responsible should have to face the consequences of her actions. The outlet's sources also suggests the reality star wants to make it clear that people are entitled to their opinion (the woman called Kardashian a "fur hag" before coating her in flour), but violence isn't the answer. 

After TMZ's report, Kardashian released a statement to E!: "I said earlier no I wasn't. [But] I am just going to think about it, because I don't want someone to think they can really get away with that."

She reportedly didn't want to have to leave the event, since it was for charity, so held off on getting police involved at the time of the dusting. The currently flourless Kardashian is supposedly looking to contact police regarding the matter in the next few days. Stay tuned.
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77  Forum / The Buzz Central / Miley Cyrus Sparks Engagement Rumors By Wearing Giant Diamond Ring on: 26-03-2012 10:55AM
First Miley Cyrus showed her 5 million Twitter followers a big ol' diamond on her left hand under the guise of showing off her new manicure. Then, she displayed the same ridiculous rock Saturday night at Muhammad Ali's charity event. Now, of course, there's some serious buzz that suggests Ms. Miley and beau Liam Hemsworth are headed for marriage.

Cyrus, 19, and Hemsworth, 22, have been dating since about 2009. They broke up briefly in August 2010 but didn't waste any time getting back together. Now, it seems like the two are inseparable. For example, at the premiere of Hemsworth's wildly popular new flick, The Hunger Games, the starlet announced that "the hardest part for Liam was being away from me."
Cyrus made no mention of an engagement Saturday night at Ali's Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix, but she definitely didn't hide the bling either. It was front and center in many of the photos snapped of the couple during the event, and you couldn't help but notice it glimmering as the singer held the mic when she performed onstage. Plus, she didn't turn off her giant smile all evening.
Unnamed, questionably reliable sources have also speculated for quite a while that the relationship was headed in the marriage direction. "They're still keeping it a big secret, but they're seriously talking marriage. Liam is crazy about her! Miley wants the whole nine yards as far as a big wedding goes," the insider said.
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78  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Don Jazzy Gets Multi Million Naira Deal After Split With D'Banj**Meets Wande C on: 24-03-2012 12:57PM
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79  Forum / The Buzz Central / Don Jazzy Gets Multi Million Naira Deal After Split With D'Banj**Meets Wande C on: 24-03-2012 12:57PM
This must be a happy and good time for Michael Collins Elebuwa, who is well known as Don Jazzy, as he has slapped with a juicy deal.

According to information made available  from a grapevine, the celebrated music producer signed a double digit million naira worth deal with Samsung for its home theatre system.

We learnt that he helped in designing the bass system of Samsung's Afro POP Home Theatre system. He is presently in Cape Town, South Africa.

We scooped that Don Jazzy is also in South Africa with Wande Coal working on a music video.

Don Jazzy and D'Banj called it quit with each other after about nine years together as Mohits label co-owners.

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80  Forum / The Buzz Central / S.H.O.C.K.E.R-BISHOP OYEDEPO LAUNCHES NEW AIRLINE-DOMINION ARI on: 24-03-2012 12:49PM
Nigeria’s richest pastor and self-styled bishop, David Oyedepo, has made a glistening addition to his business empire by floating an airline called Dominion Air.
Oyedepo, who a few years ago ignited debate on flamboyant Christianity by acquiring his fourth private jet, is the owner of Dominion Publishing House, Covenant University and an elite secondary school called Faith Academy.
Listed by Forbes as Nigeria’s wealthiest pastor with a net worth of $150 million, David Oyedepo is a preacher and founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, more popularly known as Winners’ Chapel. Besides his four private jets, Forbes also mentioned the preacher’s luxury homes in London and the United States.
Sources within the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the agency charged with business registration in Nigeria, confirmed the registration of Dominion Air with David Oyedepo as its chairman. Another source within a Lagos-based insurance firm known to handle most of Oyedepo’s businesses said the airline project had been in the works for six years and was only made a reality this year.
The broker who balked at putting figures to the number of aircrafts so far purchased authoritatively said none of them is on lease.
If Oyedepo’s entry into the airline business is creating exciting buzz in Nigeria’s stock exchange, the same cannot be said with the Christian community, especially the Pentecostal congregations, where the so-called men of God have been criticised for alienating their poor followers with their flamboyant lifestyle.


Money laundering
According to Lawrence Ofili, a member of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), the social movement that staged days of protest over this year’s controversial fuel price hike, Nigerian pastors are increasingly acting like politicians who put themselves first before the people.
“Pastor Oyedepo by his choice of businesses has severally demonstrated a disconnect between himself and hundreds of thousands of poor Christians who he claimed to have come to deliver. About 90 per cent of public schools in this country were built by early Christian missionaries; today Oyedepo has Covenant University but it is for children of millionaires,” says Mr Ofili.
“Even with the high school called Faith Academy, I am aware that most children in his congregation dream to be educated there but their parents who probably pay tithes and offerings cannot afford the school fees. His Faith Tabernacle accommodates 50,000 worshippers every Sunday; how many of them are going to fly Dominion Air? Honestly this project is not for the poor. He should have settled for mechanised farming to engage unemployed men and women.”

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