The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says it is already seeking ways to address the rape allegations raised by celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo, against the Senior Pastor, Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Busola, in a video released few weeks ago, accused Pastor Fatoyinbo of raping her some years ago when she was under 18.
CAN’s acting General-Secretary, Joseph Daramola, in a statement released in Abuja, on Sunday, appealed to both parties to sheath their swords and stop the media war in the interest of the church and for the greater glory of God.
He said: “It is disheartening how some commentators and columnists have been insulting the Body of Christ in Nigeria as a result of this incident.
“Like we have earlier stated, it doesn’t matter who is involved, rape is ungodly and reprehensible. But we have resisted the temptation to jump into conclusion since a body like ours will be expected to have uncovered the truth about the matter before making public statements and not base its position merely upon media reports.”
He added that, although, COZA had not been an active member of CAN, but that does not put the church outside the spiritual watch-care of CAN.
“CAN is the umbrella body for Christians and churches in Nigeria. Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, does not turn back anyone that comes to Him and CAN also does not. The Ministry of the Church, according to Jesus Christ, is the Ministry of Reconciliation, which is centred on true love and forgiveness of those who repent,” Daramola added.
Deaf Man Sues PornHUB For Making It Hard For People With Hearing Loss To Enjoy
A deaf man has sued Pornhub and other porn**graphic websites because he believes they have not put facilities in place to make deaf people enjoy their sites.
Yaroslav Suris, a New York resident, tried to watch videos on Pornhub entitled “Hot Step Aunt Babysits Disobedient Nephew,” “Sexy Cop Gets Witness To Talk” and others in October 2019 and January 2020, but could not due to the website’s lack of closed captioning, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in the Eastern District of New York, abcnews reports.
The lawsuit alleges that Pornhub, RedTube and YouPorn are in violation of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. Part of the ADA’s goal is to provide “full and equal enjoyment” of a public accommodation’s goods, services, facilities and privileges, according to the lawsuit.
“Websites that prevent accessibility to deaf and hard of hearing individuals is a discriminatory act,” the lawsuit reads.
The ADA cites that its purpose is “to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.”
Pornhub’s Vice President Corey Price disputed the claim that the website doesn’t offer closed captions.
“While we do not generally comment on active lawsuits, we’d like to take this opportunity to point out that we do have a closed captions category,” according to a statement from Price provided to ABC News. The statement included a link to its closed captions section.
Suris has previously sued Fox News, the New York Post and other outlets alleging similar ADA violations on their websites.
Man Buys Car For His Dad 14 Years After The Father Sold His Only Bike For His Eye Surgery
A Young Nigerian Man on facebook known as ‘Classic Pounds’ has taken to his page to share photos of the new whip he’d just purchased for his old man.
While the gesture is one that is commendable, it is the background story his humble beginnings that got people on his page touched.
According to Mr. Classic, he was between the age of 7-8 when he was hit with a big stone on his left eye and he urgently required surgery or it’d have gone bad. Left with no option, the father sold his only ‘motorcycle’ which was their main source of income in order to offset the bills the surgery would require.
14 years after his father sacrificed the motorcycle for his son’s eye, the son has now rewarded the father with a new whip.
Sharing photos of the whip, the young man wrote ;
I know I’m a hot boy but I will never loose my cool 😎, I’m greatful that God answered my secret prayers bcos I wanted my parents to be a life and see how successful thier first son will be.
It all started 2006 in my village UMugbalu oboro I was about 7-8 years old I was playing with my fellow kids with stone , then a friend hit me with a big stone on my left eye 👁. My Mom was carrying me around on her back to different eye 👁 clinic the doctor said that I have only 24 hours for them to do something fast bcos once it’s 12pm next day my eyes will be blind .
The only hope was my Dad motorcycle 🏍 😢😭 he was using to feed us he has to sale it off so they can continue with my eye 👁 operation my dad sacrifice the only motorcycle he got just for me. I knew God will never fail me I said a secret prayer in my heart ❤️ I so much believed in God even in my darkest path in life . I never lost hope.
So Dad today I decided to gift you this fresh whip that comes from the bottom of my heart ❤️ please accept it from me . For your job I don’t care how much they are owing you but all I can say is give me the price and I will pay it off in few months
#Congrats Dad ❤️❤️
Twin Sisters Wed Twin Brothers In Lagos
Twin brothers, Tayelolu Joshua and Kehinde Caleb have melted hearts after marrying their twin sweethearts at a ceremony in Lagos.
The duo were joined in holy matrimony to another set of identical twins, Taiwo Eunice and Kehinde Bernice Elejofi at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Tribe of Judah, Lagos.
Interestingly, the groomsmen were a set of identical twins as well. The epoch-making event was actually a celebration of twins. The groomsmen were Elijah and Enoch Olatunji.
Tribune newspaper reports that the grooms, from Modakeke, Osun State, were so close they did everything together right from when they were very little. They attended the same primary and secondary schools, studied the same course – Physical Health Education – for their first degree at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where they both graduated in 2014 with First Class. The two of them also got Commonwealth scholarship for their Master’s degrees in the United Kingdom. They are currently pursuing the same career in gospel music.
But fate intervened in their affairs when it was time for their national youth service and, for the first time ever, they got separated. Kehinde (which is the Yoruba name given to the one controversially presumed to be the older of twin brothers or sisters) was posted to Katsina State, while Tayelolu (or Taiwo) was posted to Anambra State.
In an interview with Saturday Tribune, the brothers said the relationships with their women started a few days after their last birthday. Kehinde Bernice Elejofi had sent a Facebook message to Kehinde Caleb Ayansola to wish him a happy birthday, a development which got them talking. After some time, the brothers decided to visit the ladies in their school, University of Lagos, Akoka. As the saying goes, the rest is now history.
According to the Ayansola brothers, they had always wanted to marry twin sisters and they cannot be more excited with the grace to realise this dream.
“We have lots of common interests. We share virtually everything, including our finances. We do not want this closeness to come to an end as we have heard of cases where women become an issue. Therefore, we felt that getting married to twin sisters who also have the kind of relationship we have would further cement our relationship,” Kehinde said.
However, the search was not easy for the Ayansolas. They met several twin sisters and were in earlier relationships with two which hit the rocks. According to Taiwo, the last relationships they had were emotionally stressful as they struggled with them right from the start.
“We made our intention clear to the twin sisters from the beginning. We told them we wanted very serious relationships. But as much as we tried to make the relationships work, the ladies did not cooperate with us. In August 2018, we ended the relationships,” Kehinde said.
But this setback did not discourage these two brothers from keeping their hope of marrying another set of twins alive. Taiwo said they were convinced in their resolve as they prayed and fasted for 120 days over their search for their life partners. “After the prayers and fasting, we continued our search, although we were not desperate,” Taiwo said.
Kehinde Caleb initiated the Facebook chat with Kehinde Bernice and told his brother Taiwo about it. Tayelolu Joshua also decided to engage in a chat with Taiwo Eunice, after which they visited the ladies in school in Lagos – all the way from Ibadan. From the series of chats that followed the first meeting, it was evident that the twin brothers were not disappointed by what they saw. And when they eventually asked the big, four-word question, the future seemed bright enough for them. Although the proposal was done separately, the response from the ladies was the same – “Yes!”
While not closing their eyes to the challenges marriage comes with, the twin brothers are optimistic that they will overcome the hurdles. They said they intend to spend more time with their spouses. “My wife and I stand as an entity. Kehinde stands with his wife. Now I make decisions with my wife,” Taiwo said.
The brides, Taiwo Eunice and Kehinde Bernice Elejofi, told Saturday Tribune that unlike their men, they had no previous relationships. The two, students of Biology Education at the University of Lagos, revealed that they turned down several earlier suitors because they felt no connections with them. But when the Ayansola twins paid them a visit in school, they felt like kindred spirits and three days later, things began to happen for them seamlessly.
According to Kehinde Bernice, when the brothers opened their hearts to them, they informed their parents and their response was positive. “I was confident about the relationship. We informed our parents and we thank God they gave their blessing and now here we are,” she said with a broad smile.
However, when the relationship turned into marriage prospect, they were a bit cautious, being students, but they were convinced. According to Taye Eunice, when Kehinde told her the Ayansolas would be paying them a visit, she readily agreed to it, and when Tayelolu Joshua called days later to say that he liked her and would want them to be in a relationship, she was surprised. “I told him I would think about it,” she said.
The Elejofi twins believe that God has been involved in their marital affairs from the beginning. They are audaciously hoping to give birth to sets of twin boys.
Elijah Olatunji, one of the twin groomsmen, had met Tayelolu Ayansola in Anambra State where they both served as members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Incidentally, Tayelolu Ayansola handed over to Elijah as an executive of a religious group of corpers in that state. He recalled that when he knew about Tayelolu’s plan, marriage-wise, he aligned with it. “It may be unrealistic to some people, but me, no. What they were thinking about at that time was what God really wanted. As they grew, they actually came to understand the leading of the Spirit,” he said.
The brides’ parents were filled with joy. Pastor Elejofi, the father, said he and their mother knew, right from their birth, that this (their daughters’ marriage to twin brothers) might happen. “While they were growing up, we were told that the girls would be unique and different from others. All this we kept to ourselves and as they grew older, we began to see some of these things. Also, Pastor (Mrs) Elijofi, said their girls had done them proud as they got married. We trained them in the way of the Lord and I am happy they did not depart from it,” she said.
“They should live in their marriages according to biblical doctrines that they are one. There should be no secrets and they should be open to one another. And when challenges come, they should look unto God,” she advised.