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Prophet TB Joshua's Youtube channel closed after he delivered woman from "GAY/LESBIAN" spirit

April 21 2021 , Written by ODIGWE ANSELEM Published on #Abuja, #AfricaNow, #AppleMusic, #Channelstv, #ENDSARS, #Lagos, #NTA, #Nigeria News, #NigeriainDiaspora, #Nigerians, #bishopdavidabioye, #covidnigeria, #livingfaithchurchworldwide, #livingfaithgoshen, #nigeriacelebrities, #peterpsquare, #ritaedochie, #yuledochie, #worldnews, #sportsnews

"Deliverance in Jesus' name," he shouts as Mary falls to the ground after several touches and slaps from the leader.

In another separate video, on a different day, Mary and her family went back to the church to give a testimony. "From a tender age I have always been masculine. The spirit grew in me. I tried fighting the spirit with my physical strength. That is why I came to the synagogue to seek deliverance. The spirit destroyed my life," she says in front of thousands of church attendees. Mary testified that she was now in touch with my feminine side.

"You are saying that right now your affection is towards the right direction?" he asks Mary, who nods.

OpenDemocracy claimed it is behind the closure of TB Joshua's YouTube account.

"Between 2016 and January 2020, the channel posted at least seven similar clips showing the charismatic Christian televangelist engaging in violent exorcism," they said in a statement."

TB Joshua has been carrying on with his church services in Nigeria despite the suspension of his channel, Emmanuel TV on YouTube. The channel had almost 2 million subscribers.

"What happened is a blessing. I want you to help me pray for Youtube," he said in response to the shutdown during a church gathering where congregants were receiving "new anointing water and a sticker

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European Super League: Florentino Perez says matches are too long for today's youth

April 21 2021 , Written by ODIGWE ANSELEM Published on #Abuja, #AfricaNow, #AppleMusic, #Channelstv, #ENDSARS, #EPL, #Englishpremierleague, #NTA, #Lagos, #Nigeria News, #NigeriainDiaspora, #Nigerians, #bet9ja, #worldnews, #sportsnews, #nigeriacelebrities

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants you to trust his vision for a new world order in the realm of soccer which not only includes radical changes to the current competitive structures brought on by a European Super League, but could also include changes of a similar degree to the game on the pitch itself. As he hinted in an interview on Spanish television Monday, Perez notes that the games are simply too long.

The quote comes in the context of some hackneyed concern over "the youth" not paying attention to the product he's trying to sell, the oldest excuse in the book to rip up a well-liked formula. As expected, his claims were connected to why the Super League was actually a good thing and not simply a blatant cash grab.

"Football has to change and adapt," he said, per ESPN. "We have to analyze why young people, 16-to-24-year-olds, 40% of them aren't interested in football. Why? Because there are a lot of low-quality games, and they have other entertainment platforms.

"It's a reality. They say the games are too long. We have to change something if we want football to stay alive. Sometimes we don't understand our children or grandchildren. They're different generations, the world changes. If young people don't watch an entire game, it's because it isn't interesting enough, or we'll have to shorten the games ... There are matches that even I can't watch all of them, to be honest."

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The comments are consistent with the belief that the sport is purely a business entity that needs saving before it becomes obsolete. In addition to these comments, he argued that there are too many games in general, and that this new league can realistically coexist with the UEFA domestic competitions.

Whether one agrees or not with Perez simply does not matter given the influence he has over the club he chairs, arguably the most recognizable in the world, and the Super League of which he's the chairman and a driving force. Take, for example, what manager Zinedine Zidane said -- or rather what he chose not to say -- about the Super League on Wednesday when the topic came up.

"We don't even talk about it. We only talk about one thing, the game tomorrow," Zidane said.

"I'm here to talk about the game tomorrow, the league, the Champions League. The rest isn't my job. I won't give you my opinion. I understand, you can say I don't say what I think and don't say anything. Why? Because my job, what I'm doing, that's what I enjoy. The rest ... what good does it do?"

Similar non answers have been given by other managers asked about the Super League after its creation. If something so wildly unpopular can yield that kind of submission, the question now becomes just how far the people in charge of this stuff will go.

 

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European Super League: 14 Premier League clubs 'unanimously and vigorously' reject plans for competition

April 20 2021 , Written by ODIGWE ANSELEM Published on #EPL, #Abuja, #AfricaNow, #AppleMusic, #Channelstv, #ENDSARS, #Lagos, #NTA, #Englishpremierleague, #Nigeria News, #NigeriainDiaspora, #worldnews, #Nigerians, #bet9ja, #covidnigeria, #sportsnews

Premier League CEO Richard Masters chaired a virtual meeting over European Super League proposals on Tuesday with the 14 Premier League clubs not involved in the breakaway competition.

The Premier League met without Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham to discuss the newly-announced competition at a virtual meeting on Tuesday.

The two-and-a-half-hour meeting, chaired by Premier League CEO Richard Masters, explored ways to collectively respond to the proposals. A Premier League statement read: "The Premier League, alongside The FA, met with clubs today to discuss the immediate implications of the Super League proposal.

"The 14 clubs at the meeting unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans for the competition. The Premier League is considering all actions available to prevent it from progressing, as well as holding those Shareholders involved to account under its rules.

"The League will continue to work with key stakeholders including fan groups, Government, UEFA, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to protect the best interests of the game and call on those clubs involved in the proposed competition to cease their involvement immediately.

"The Premier League would like to thank supporters and all stakeholders for the support they have shown this week on this significant issue. The reaction proves just how much our open pyramid and football community means to people."

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Max Verstappen said that Emilia Romagna GP win not 'dominant' - but 'great' to fight Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

April 19 2021 , Written by ODIGWE ANSELEM Published on #sportsnews, #Abuja, #AppleMusic, #Channelstv, #Lagos, #ENDSARS, #NTA, #Nigeria News, #NigeriainDiaspora, #AfricaNow, #Nigerians, #bet9ja, #covidnigeria

Max Verstappen now one point behind Lewis Hamilton in F1 2021 standings after claiming assured Imola victory; Dutchman speaks to Sky F1 about race victory, Red Bull's pace and p But the Dutchman also admitted that "it's great to be fighting against Lewis Hamilton" as F1 2021's predicted title protagonists went head to head again at Imola, now splitting the race wins to kick off the campaign possible title battle.

Verstappen recovered from an uncharacteristic below-par qualifying to launch from third to first in Sunday's chaotic and unpredictable Grand Prix, dueling with Hamilton into the first chicane before putting on a commanding display, all while his rival made a race-altering error in the wet.

Max eventually took the chequered flag ahead of Hamilton by 22 seconds - a margin which, on paper, would hint that Red Bull pressed home what appears to be a car advantage over Mercedes.

But while Verstappen was delighted with the win, he insisted to Sky F1: "I don't think it was dominant.

"Lewis was following me quite well and for him to come back from P9 or P8 to P2, it shows that they have a lot of pace in the car as well so we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves."

He added to Natalie Pinkham: "I think we just did everything well in these conditions. We made the right calls: Great start, made the right calls with the tyres, stayed out of trouble - so that's how we, I think, at the end of the day won the race.

"But there are no guarantees and we still have to work hard to improve because they are very close. But still, for now I am obviously very happy with the result."

Three weeks after going wheel-to-wheel at the season-opener in Bahrain, Verstappen and Hamilton did so again at Imola - although only into Turn 2 and 3 as the Red Bull surged up the inside of the Mercedes.

"It was a very bold move," said Sky F1's Damon Hill, while Verstappen claimed it was "hard racing".

With his victory, Verstappen is a point behind Hamilton, who took the fastest lap, in the standings. "It's great to be fighting against Lewis, Mercedes who, I think, as a team, they have been so dominant and they're very difficult to beat," said Verstappen.

"So to be able to sit here now, now two races in a row, we were very, very competitive, that's very promising but no guarantees."

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