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SCOAN Makes A Giant Leap, Opens First Branch In Nigeria



Pastor Evelyn Joshua

With pomp and pageantry Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) opened its first branch in Nigeria this weekend in Ondo State, the home state of its founder, the late God’s General Prophet TB Joshua.

The multimillion edifice, sited in Akure, the Ondo State capital along Ilesha-Owo Express Way opposite NNPC Mega Station, the sprawling sprawling structure on more than five hectares of land is capable of accommodating over 6,000 worshippers with its overflow canopiess.

Ondo State Governor Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu SAN who was represented by his Deputy Governor to commission the branch, His Excellency Lucky Ayedatiwa described the new SCOAN branch in Akure as “a giant stride of the church under the leadership of Pastor Evelyn Joshua with tremendous grace for the upliftment of the people of Ondo State in particular who will benefit more of God’s blessings as people from this environment won’t have to be travelling to Lagos for worship because the spirit of God is one and is here”.

He commended the vision of the SCOAN and congratulated its leadership Pastor Mrs Joshua for her perseverance in holding forth and reinforcing the legacy of the founder in keeping the saints together after the passing of the founder, Prophet TB Joshua.

He also commended SCOAN members world over for their laudable efforts and commitment in opening its branch in Ondo State.

According to the Deputy Governor, the importance of church could not be overemphasized in individual life and nation building. “The moral character mouldings, love, peace and unity preached by the church are cardinal principles of true nation building” he stated adding that “with this new branch here many lives will be turned around”.

Pastor Mrs Evelyn TB Joshua, SCOAN worldwide leader in her address said the opening of the Akure branch was “out of the divine command to expand for the fulfillment of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s mission on earth.

“We are doing this today by God’s authority and permission of the Holy Spirit to meet the expanding dream of the ministry by spreading Christ’s message and evangelism.”




She added that “Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has further brought salvation, healing, deliverance and God’s abundant blessings to your domains and it has come to stay with regular church activities”.

She expressed gratitude to members and partners all over the world for their steadfastness and efforts for the glory of God.

Other prominent personalities in attendance include His Royal Highness Oba Isa Olanipekun, the Zaki of Arigidi Akoko, HRM, Deji of Akure Oba Aladetoyinbo, represented by a Senior High Chief, SHC Anthony Falowo HRH Engr. Dr. Franklyn Akakuru Dabrinze, Izoagba ancient kingdom in Imo state and host of others from different walks of life.

In a tumultuous celebration by the people of the state most especially in the Akure environment for the siting of a branch in Akure, the atmosphere was electrifying with glorious songs of praises and worship.

A retired soldier, Ajibola Oladiran in his excitement said “I am very happy to witness this opening of SCOAN church in Akure because I am in love with the church and it has always been our prayers for a branch to be located here. We really thank God in Akure for this”.

Mrs Olabiwonwu Patricia, a retired teacher in her ecstacy stated: ” it is a great day here to have a SCOAN branch. This joy has come to stay. No mountain can remove it. We are grateful to God and Mommy Evelyn Joshua who God has used for this grace”.

Mrs Bidemi Francis, a school bursar has this to say: “We are excited and rejoicing because God has blessed us specially by opening this branch as we will begin to experience God’s wonders in our lives which we are all praying and yearning for”.

Mrs Victoria Opaje, a retiree in her seventies in her rejoicing said: “I am still alive by the grace of God through TB Joshua. God did wonders in my life through him. I know a great thing has graciously landed in Akure with this branch. This is why I am here dancing, praising God for today’s opening of Akure SCOAN branch.”

Indeed a great thing has landed in Akure with lots of hope and expectation from the premises of the newly opened SCOAN branch filled to the brim even on a working day.

This Akure branch has been in existence for 22 years functioning as a viewing centre without an official pastor in charge. It was abandoned since eleven years ago before it is now rebuilt and modernised with a permanent evangelist who will function in full capacity in a branch of Lagos SCOAN headquarters.

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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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