Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Black Pastor Goes To Jail For Refusing To Wed Gay Couple In US

A black pastor at the Christian Proctor Church in Vermont, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for not accepting to wed a gay couple.
The Man of God, Paul Horner, 56, had his lawyer, attorney Tom Downey speak to newsmen on his behalf.
The lawyer said, “We are currently disputing the guilty verdict and I am confident my client will be a free man here shortly.”
“Horner was just using his best judgment according to his rights and religious freedom in this country.”
The Judge in charge, Honorable Myron Danus in his verdict said,“Religious freedom goes both ways, Mr. Horner.”
Speaking to a packed courtroom, Danus said,“It is not your place to deny individuals the same rights that everyone else has, rights that were passed down and agreed upon in a court of law, the ultimate court, the Supreme Court. It is not your decision whether or not you agree with the law but more importantly that you follow it and enforce it.”
NBC reports has it that the Christian Proctor Church is registered with the state as a “religious corporation”limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible.”
But the church is also registered as a for-profit business and city officials said that means the owners must comply with state and federal regulations.
The president of the Vermont Family Research Committee, Steve Shand, said it is “open season on Americans who refuse to bow to the government’s redefinition of marriage.”
“Homosexuals are gay,” Shand told reporters. “Why should Christian ministers be forced to perform and celebrate any marriage that conflicts with their beliefs? It’s a slippery slope my friend. Pretty soon these same pastors will be forced to wed animals or kitchen appliances. This is not my America!”
Reacting to the development, Gwen Hawkins, who is president of the LGBT Pride Center said she is happy with the court.
“We just want the same rights as everyone else and this guilty verdict sets a great precedent,” Hawkins said.

I’M Scared Of Rehab Says Majek Fashek

Veteran Nigerian Reggae singer, Majek Fashek, has recently opened up on his fear of going into a rehabilitation center. The singer who was a well respected superstar in the 80’s and 90’s, has had a serious decline in his physical appearance due to constant use of hard drugs.
“I’m scared of rehab” said Majek Fashek. “Let me tell you what I did to escape the rehab. God gave me different knowledge of orisha, babalawo knowledge. My ancestral knowledge, which is what I’m using right now. I drink akpeteshie. It’s the orisha idea I got” he further said.
Pastor Wole Oladiyun of CLAM invited Majek Fashek for a month long of deliverance. The ‘Send Down The Rain‘ singer went to the church on July 8 and he claims that the church leaders told him to clean up and go to rehab.
Majek Fashek refused because he said he does not want to be depressed, but later said he would go after he releases his album.
“I don’t want to get depressed. Jesus is my Hero, my Lord and Saviour. He is the one that has seen me through up to this level. I told them to wait until I have released my record. I no wan enter hospital now, before somebody go inject me with bad injection” stated Majek Fashek.
Majek Fashek who is separated with his wife says the Celestial Church of Christ came in between her. “It was the Celestial Church that confused her. They gave her wrong vision about me. The celestial church can’t try me any day, any time. I will attack them. I will burn them. I am equipped spiritually.“

Its Official! Sunday Olisey unveiled as Super Eagles coach(Photos)

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has unveiled a former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, as the new coach of the team.
Oliseh was inaugurated on Wednesday in Abuja.

The new manager of the Nigerian national football team said “he is ready 150 per cent to serve his fatherland and give his best to uplift the team”, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Oliseh was chosen by the NFF after the sack of Stephen Keshi.

Rapper DMX sentenced to 6 months in jail for failing to pay child support

DMX was sentenced to six months in jail on Tuesday night (July 14) in Buffalo, New York, Billboard has confirmed. The 44-year-old rapper was arrested last month in New York City for failure to pay child support just as he was about to perform at Radio City Music Hall.
A spokesman for the New York City Sheriff's Department told WPIX-TV at the time of his arrest that DMX had $400,000 worth of unpaid child support.

The rapper's real name is Earl Simmons. He had been scheduled to perform at the Master of Ceremony concert at Radio City on June 26 at the time of his arrest.

FG declares Friday, Monday holidays for Eid-el-Fitr

The Federal Government has declared Friday, July 17 and Monday, July 20 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar Magaji, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
The statement, signed by the Ministry’s Director of Press, Mr Yusuf Isiaka, called for prayers for the nation as Muslims celebrate successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.
He urged Muslims in particular and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which include love, peace and sacrifice, to the development of the nation.

PMB Orders Security Agencies To Save Nollywood From Piracy

President Muhammudu Buhari, has declared war on Nigerian movie pirates after he ordered law enforcement agencies in the country to up their game in tackling the menace called movie piracy.

After a briefing from the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Information, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and her directors in Aso Rock Villa, Buhari denounced pirates who he said wants to reap what they did not sow.
He said: “Nollywood is making progress. We should work with them. Unless they are backed, they will be ruined by pirates who want to reap where they have not sowed.
“They have built an industry with their own sweat. It is, therefore, incumbent on us to give them the necessary support.”
Buhari said the main players of copyright piracy, their sponsors and collaborators must be prosecuted, tried and brought to justice.
The president also asked the Nigeria Television Authority and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria to use their wide reach to ensure they generate funds that will make them self sufficient.