Pastor Oyakhilome Donates 1Billion Naira To Idahosa University

OyakhilomeThe President of the Believers Love World Incorporated also known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has donated the sum of one billion naira to Benson Idahosa University to upgrade their faculty of engineering.

Pastor Oyakhilome made this donation on Friday at a special convocation ceremony of the Benson Idahosa University where he was conferred the award of Doctor of Divinity.

Oyakhilome, who announced the donation during his speech, also explained the rationale behind his donation.

According to him, the late Archbishop Idahosa, having greatly influenced his life and ministry, it was only natural for him to feel the need to do same for the youths.

“The Archbishop Benson Idahosa was one of the most remarkable and inspiring personalities of the 20th Century. It is a fact of life that those who did not have the privilege to meet him are blessed to meet him through many of us.

“The impact of the archbishop on me as an individual is unquantifiable. Many time, people would ask me why I talk about the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa more than anybody.

“It will surprise you to know that as a young man, I was working with the archbishop in the mail room in the Church of God Mission in Benin City.

“I was blessed to have worked with the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa. While working with him, I had the blessing and benefit of seeing the archbishop pass by my table everyday to his office,” Oyakhilome said.

He then called on well-meaning Nigerians who have the resources to support institutions of learning in the country as they are organizations committed to the development of the best potentials in Nigeria.

 

 

Man dies, 16 injured at Christ Embassy’s healing event

A faith healing event took a tragic turn when one man reportedly died and 16 were injured at the Cape Town event, the Telegraph reported today.

The Higher Life Conference, an annual event that also holds in UK and the United States, was being hosted in Cape Town, South Africa by Nigerian televangelist Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, a man said to perform healing miracles.

Some 150,000 people, including children and the terminally ill travelled to the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town, site of the three-day event over the weekend.

One of the terminally ill, 56-year-old Simon Williams, a pastor from Paarl in South Africa, had been removed from the intensive care unit of the hospital by his family. The man reportedly collapsed and died of renal failure inside the stadium, the Telegraph reported.

While the trip to the healing ground proved deadly for Williams, it also proved injurious for others.

About 30 patients received medical treatment at the stadium medical centre where Dr. Wayne Smith, head of disaster medicine in Cape Town, said he sent 16 of them to the hospital.

“Some of them had travelled long distances to get there, they had ongoing medical issues and were in a lot of pain,” he said.

Pastor Chris is one of Nigeria’s most popular televangelists, with a following of millions from around the world.