Channels TV terminates Pastor Bakare’s broadcast over alleged critical comment on Nigerian govt.

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Pastor Tunde Bakare is convener of Save Nigeria Group

Channels Television, a Lagos-based independent 24-hour news station, on Sunday suddenly terminated a broadcast by fiery pastor, Tunde Bakare, over claims the tone of the message was critical of the Nigerian government.

Moment of Truth, a one-hour recorded paid programme, through which Mr. Bakare broadcasts messages he preaches in his church, The Latter Rain Assembly, runs every Sunday on the Lagos channel of the station, between 5p.m. and 6p.m.

But 45 minutes into the programme on Sunday, Channels terminated the programme just as Pastor Bakare was making comments considered critical of the Nigerian government.

“We had to hurriedly take the programme off air after he (Pastor Bakare) began spitting venom against the government and saying things we cannot defend,” an official of the station, who asked not to be named because he has no permission to speak on the matter, told PREMIUM TIMES.

The official did not say what those comments were, but he insisted they were serious enough that Channels could not afford to allow anyone to spread them through its station.

When contacted, the General Manager of the station, Kayode Akintemi, confirmed he received complaints over the pulling of Pastor Bakare’s broadcast.

He however said the station was looking into the matter.

Pastor Bakare told PREMIUM TIMES he and his church had not been given any explanation for terminating the programme.

“The broadcast is not free,” Mr. Bakare said. “ It is paid for and those in charge will write them tomorrow to demand explanations.”

The pastor insisted Channels had no justification for pulling his broadcast.

“There was nothing I said in that broadcast that is subversive other than warning the nation that the forthcoming election is laced with disaster and that if we must plunge into it, we should be ready for the consequences,” he said.

In the broadcast entitled, “The Gathering Storm And Avoidable Shipwreck – How to Avoid Catastrophic Euroclydon”, Pastor Bakare accused the government of plunging the country into political and economic disaster and warned of an impending storm.

He spoke of the “fundamental flaw in the polity” and the gathering of the cloud ahead of a major storm.

Accusing  the government of ignoring warning signs and allowing criminality to thrive, Mr. Bakare argued that the Nigerian economy had now crashed because it could no longer sustain the massive corruption in the subsidy fraud.

The pastor, who declared his loyalty for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, later identified the danger signs facing the country and the steps he said are necessary to avert crisis before, during and after the forthcoming elections.

According to him, the signs include:

  • Poor level of election preparedness
  • Acts of lawlessness and partisanship of security agencies
  • Security risks across the country
  • Likely minority king-making
  • Looming constitutional and legal crisis
  • Impending post-election tension
  • Looming economic collapse
  • Potential religious confusion, betrayals and persecution

Read full transcript of Mr. Bakare’s broadcast here.

 


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  • Frank Bassey

    It was a breach of contract. I watched it with disgust. That was not what he paid for. Let us be honest with ourselves. Tunde Bakare has never been a sincere person. Ask him how he defected from RCCG …

    • goodtalk

      He is a Nigerian just like you and me. The fact that he speaks his opinion about the government doesnt change him from being a man of God. why cant we just understand that this people are humans with blood flowing in their veins and not anointing oil. Is ther one thing that is wrong with what he said. people say it everyday on the pages of newspapers, during TV interviews and many more. God will not help you when you keep quiet. No he wont. because God never supports a coward. come to think of it . Nigerians should celebrate this man. he spoke on NTA even during military era. he has never allowed money or fame or power neither the want of it to shut him up. several times during military era his program was shut down, he was arrested. yet he kept on saying it. but u prefer quiet people like u and then call for God’s help. all ye believers of a coward God thats why you never get helped. On records of sincerity he has never had a bad record. he has challenged government and individual across Nigeria to level corruption against him. nobody has been able to do that. when he visited Aso Rock he turned down their gifts, he made us all know that other men of God that you celebrated have collected same thing. Nigerians are like that. Gani did same while he was alive, we all said he cant make things happen , when he died , he became a over-celebrated hero. Tell us how he defected and we tell u how a coward u are

  • Benny

    All these god of men should mind their utterances. The atmosphere is already charged. They should leave partisan politics for politicians. If you ask me, Channels TV should screen such messages before broadcasting them because most of these god of men have relocated their families abroad and just want to use the uninformed as cannon folder to perpetrate their selfish plans. God helps us.

    • djay

      But when your president goes to church to talk on govt policies its okay and you didn’t say Gej should leave govt policies out the churches.

      • Benny

        Can you name where the President went to Church to canvass for votes or play partisan politics? If you out of your drugs, please it is not too late to run to a patent medicine shop and redeem the dosage.

        • goodtalk

          Benny address real issues and stop saying he is out of his drugs. Several times people from PDP or any other party have said more . Read the news papers . Read Fani Kayode’s blogs against GEJ when they were enemies. now its Tunde , he is not free to say things anymore. Cowards are like you. you type because of megabytes

          • Benny

            For your information, I was watching the programme before it was yanked off air, He was castigating Buhari for mixing up with shady characters like Ahmed Tinubu and co. So, get your facts right. Are you happy now that he was using his religious platform to denigrate your All Saint APC?

        • endingNaija

          What was a Nigerian President-President King Goodluck Jonathan Nebu-doing in Israel by the Jewsih wailing wall in Israel? What was Goodluck Jonathan doing KNEELING before Jewish Judaists, Ayo Oritsejafor, and others pointing at his(Goodluck Jonathan) head “praying” by the wailing wall in Israel.? What exactly were they doing there? Why carry Nigerian affairs to Israel by the Israeli and Jewish wailing wall? Just answer. Look Let me be blunt here with you here. Any Nigerian-whether Christian or Muslim – that puts Israel and Saudi Arabia over and above Nigeria IS A TRAITOR TO THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE-Full Stop.

          • Benny

            Ignorance is really a bliss. So, how does this gibberish you’ve posted amount to canvassing of votes in the sanctuary of the Lord. For your information, there are Orthodox Christians in Israel and most importantly Christians visit Israel due to the site of where Christ was buried and ascended. You must be a bell-end to spit out this nonsense.

    • Spoken word

      I can see that you prefer living in a dictatorship.where what we think and say can be controlled.human beings were created as free thinkers.anyone trying to play with humanity is an exercise in futility.free your small minded mind.

      • Benny

        Please, you seems to have lost me here. Do you mean because you have the freedom of speech, you should use the same freedom to denigrate others” Have you heard of slander?. If you don;t know, LATTER RAIN ASSEMBLY bought airtime to broadcast a religious programme and not a political programme. Do you know the NBC can suspend the Broadcast Licence of Channels TV if they find out that the station is abusing the Code of Conduct?. If Pastor Bakare wants to campaign for APC, he should buy airtime, and I believe Channels TV or other TV stations will gladly accept his money and tape.

        • Spoken word

          You can say anything you want as long as it is not illegal.don’t understand your point.of course people like GEJ did not know what Nigerians went through to achieve democracy.he got to the presidency on a platter of gold.

    • goodtalk

      Is he your GOD. how come you refer to him as God of men. He is a Nigerian just like you and me. The fact that he speaks his opinion about the government doesnt change him from being a man of God. why cant we just understand that this people are humans with blood flowing in their veins and not anointing oil. Is ther one thing that is wrong with what he said. people say it everyday on the pages of newspapers, during TV interviews and many more. God will not help you when you keep quiet. No he wont. because God never supports a coward. come to think of it . Nigerians should celebrate this man. he spoke on NTA even during military era. he has never allowed money or fame or power neither the want of it to shut him up. several times during military era his program was shut down, he was arrested. yet he kept on saying it. but u prefer quiet people like u and then call for God’s help. all ye believers of a coward God thats why you never get helped.

      • Benny

        As much as you have freedom of speech does not allow you to use a religious platform to be partisan. I cannot mount the pulpit as a man of God and start using the pulpit to canvas for votes for a political party. If you want to canvas for votes there are political platforms. Pay for the airtime and the TV Stations will gladly broadcast your message. You cannot pay for ANKARA and they will supply you BROCADE. You got the message?

        • goodtalk

          I am ashamed at your analogy. Has Bakare message since 15 to 20 years ago ever changed from talking about the government. is this the first time he speaks about the government either on NTA or Channels TV through his sermon. If they dont want him they shouldnt take his money. they know him. he doesnt change for money unlike the many men of God that you celebrate

          • Benny

            You better be ashamed of your thought process. For your information, TV Stations are regulated by the National Broadcasting Commission and there are set rules called Code of Conduct. You cannot use airtime allocated for a religious programme and use to to canvas votes for a political party. Are you that slow to understand simple instructions or you just want to play the ostrich? If Bakare is your Pastor, please tell him to buy airtime and use it to canvas for APC!

      • joe

        He called him ‘god of men’..NOT ‘God of men’.
        A big difference between ‘god’ and ‘God’!!!

  • Spoken word

    Paranoia in the air.those that have plenty to hide are the paranoid ones.

  • orkar

    The founder and General Overseer of Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has said that the winner of February 14, 2015 presidential election has been revealed to him by God.

    In an exclusive interview with Sunday Tribune, the cleric, renowned for the accuracy of his prophecies, including the election of Ayo Fayose as the governor of Ekiti State and the recent leadership crisis in the Central Bank of Nigeria, revealed this in his prophecies for 2015 on issues that will affect the country and the world at large.

    According to Ayodele, “2015 elections will hold but will be peaceful in some areas and not in other areas. As it is, from what I see at the moment, PDP will win, amidst serious criticism.”

    • orkar

      The hypocrites’ have already started–the war

      • endingNaija

        Are you talking about the SIX WARSHIPS which President Jonathan gave money to Tomopolo to buy in readiness for the re-newal of the creek terrorism when he-Jonathan-loses in February?

      • endingNaija

        Which war Reno OmORKAR i?

    • Tunsj

      I will advice Primate Elijah Ayodele to keep his prophecies to himself.

      • Okey

        But Mbaka should not keep his to himself ?

    • endingNaija

      Reno Om ORKAR i, how now?

  • Newsnow Nigeria

    Read the full transcript of Pastor Tunde Bakare’s Broadcast @ Newnow Nigeria blog – google newsnownigeriadotcomdotng

  • Uwadiegwu

    Perhaps the “paid programme” was thrown out in compliance with Decree Number 4 enacted by Bokohari in 1984. What an irony, someone backing Nigeria’s Hitler and crying out for freedom of the press. More so after Nigerians rejected you as Bokohari’s running-mate in 2011. What you cannot get via the ballot box, try to achieve through libellous trash on TV.

    • goodtalk

      How come you just talk because you have megabyte. why cant you type with your brain. wasnt he doing samething during military era. wasnt he arrested several times. he never stopped. you coward u are one of the biggest problem Nigeria has today. not even Jonathan, PDP or Asari dokubo

  • petersen

    Bakare paid for religions program and ended up in politics. this is where pastors have driven christainity into.

    • goodtalk

      You have turned christianity to cowardice . right? He is a Nigerian just like you and me. The fact that he speaks his opinion about the government doesnt change him from being a man of God. why cant we just understand that this people are humans with blood flowing in their veins and not anointing oil. Is ther one thing that is wrong with what he said. people say it everyday on the pages of newspapers, during TV interviews and many more. God will not help you when you keep quiet. No he wont. because God never supports a coward. come to think of it . Nigerians should celebrate this man. he spoke on NTA even during military era. he has never allowed money or fame or power neither the want of it to shut him up. several times during military era his program was shut down, he was arrested. yet he kept on saying it. but u prefer quiet people like u and then call for God’s help. all ye believers of a coward God thats why you never get helped.

      • petersen

        there is time for everything and i believe bakare quotes that always. His time was for religions study not politics. we not talking about who is a Nigerian here.

        • goodtalk

          Go and sleep . or better still go and listen to his previous sermon during military era or democratic era. then you will know he has never changed

          • Segun Adebayo

            TundeMESS na endingnaija na goodtalk, na clown!
            Na only you waka come??
            I dey laff o!

          • endingNaija

            I am one of your the CHIEF TORMENTORS of your candidate-President Jonathan. It seems you are pained at the truth I redeem and throw at the faces of the King Goodluck Jonathan Aso Rock Crowd. I will torment you all until you leave in Feb 2015. me? I dey laaaafu ooo dey torment una! I go put hot pepper sef for di ting! On a more serious note-and this is being serious-when will Mr. Goodluck Jonathan’s woman return the missing $20b as demanded by Father Mbaka?

          • goodtalk

            @Segun you are the reason for Nigeria’s problem today. my real name is goodtalk and i am from Akwa Ibom .

      • Seyi

        Talking about cowards, WHY HAVE KNOWN NAMES LIKE TUNDEMESS AND ENDINGNAIJA GIVEN WAY TO WIERD NEW NAMES LIKE GOODTALK, CREEK ANIMALS ETC??
        COWARD!

      • OmoLasgidi

        Which man of God – how you know say God appointed these fakes? Please watch your language … they are Gods of Men … appointed themselves to Lord over gullible follow-follow fools with magical abracadabra shows! Keep following them blindly at the peril of your salvation!

    • endingNaija

      You mean “Pastors” like Ayo Oritsjafor -the supposed president of Christian Association of Nigeria? CAN is presumably OWNED by ALL Nigerian christians. But “Pastor” Oritsejafor of CAN turned CAN to the religious wing of PDP and one of the campaign structures of President Jonathan 2015 re-election bid. Where were you petersen when “Pastor” Oritsejafor destroy CAN by turning it into a campaign structure of President Jonathan

    • Wähala

      Late Rev. Martin Luther King preached politics from the pulpit…
      Likewise the ancient German Martin Luther, who refused to pay crippling church taxes to the government and started the Protestant movement. And, doesn’t Dumbo campaign from the pulpit? Liar. He paid for “air time” and what he used it for becomes his headache. When he was preaching his SNG to put Dumbo there did Channels pull the plug? Career lair, Reno’s rat.

      • petersen

        Late Rev. Martin Luther King preached politics from the pulpit…that is his own pulpit he preached from not from a tv station. this issue is about channels tv that have programs lined up. religions study is not politics.

        • Wähala

          The man paid for his air time, it’s not like Channels didn’t have him in their scheme of things, his time was yanked off on orders from above which is wrong. Haven’t you heard worse things said by Doyin, Abati, Lebaran, Fani-Kayode, Olisa Metuh et al, on channels? Go-siddon! You’re living in lies… depart from me!

  • Adoki Achine

    Imagine Channels talking about people saying things on the station that they cannot defend. What about the kind of hogwash I hear their guests spew on Sunrise Dally every morning, and they do not even bother to take take their guests up on it?

  • emmanuel

    I know very well that Channels is Rotimi Amaechi’s co-conspirator and would do anything to rubbish the PDP’s FG. How come they took down the programme if it was dot doing something against the APC but not the PDP.

    Read between the lines.

  • Dr Williwilli

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    Amidst the hullabaloo, anxiety or if you like, the misplaced euphoria that has greeted the publication by Premium Times of the comments by one Rev ‘Father’ from the East, deep thinking people like us have taken the scientific path of reflecting on 2 issues:
    1. Why did Premium Times not report the first instance of the Priests praises for President Jonathan?
    2. Why did Premium Times have to wait for the Priest to make contrary statements at variance with his earlier position before posting the video/audio comments of the first?

    To start with, this country, if it qualifies to be one, belongs to all who live in it. Therefore, one would expect that media houses strive to maintain some form of neutrality no matter how herculean. But with the sensationally skewed reports we see these days on Premium Times and other notoriously biased media houses, one has reason to wonder if Nigeria’s ship is not heading for the rocky coast. Otherwise, how can one explain the seemingly unprofessional stance of Premium Times in propping up all manners of derogatory news to deliberately favour one candidate? Even comments that are critical of the Terrorist friendly candidate are suppressed. On the other hand, you will not read of complaints of suppression of comments in support of this terrorist loving candidate.

    …and now this story about Parrot Bakare is not different from PT’s habitual methodology.

    PT should therefore wake up from its orgy of sheer partisanship in reporting comments, letters, or news affecting the two candidates. .. and I hope the Editor is reading. Thank You!

    • Inno ent

      This Dr. is not even bold enough to have a write his names. Jonathanians!

      • Dr Williwilli

        Dr Willi J.S.W. Jaja. I hope your curiosity is satisfied.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          @Dr. Willi J.S.W. Jaja, you are no doubt aware that PT is a privately owned media and therefore entitled to project the agenda of its founders and funders.

          If there is such a crying need to have what you feel is “balanced” in your books, that need is better directed to tax-payer funded media like the NTA, which, as at the last time I checked, remain a piece for amplifying the farts emanating from the not-so-delicate posteriors of Aso Rock and the PDP..

          Dear Doctor, if you are irate, that is where your ire would be better directed at.

          • Kamal Kamoru

            The rats are coming out to play..after avoiding the Buhari certificate issue like a plague!
            E kabo o!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Senior e-rat, Kamal Kamoru.

            U na don finish your shift?

            Well done o. Me, I just dey wake up..

            Mrs Kamoru was very happy with the services I rendered.

            She says she will give me some bonus as soon as you give her some money out of the $21bn bonanza.

            Abeg, rush home go give Madam some money. Me sef go collect from the bonanza.

            I don do civic duties to Madam. You too do well for online katakata.

          • Okey

            But Kay, remember the Primary and Secondary School certificates MUST be “balance.” Otherwise, you ain’t going nowhere oooo !

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            I am laughing in Ijaw!

            INEC list don commot, you still dey here dey yarn like a toothless old man wey dey try chewing gworo!!

            Siddon there, dey look!!!

          • Okey

            kai, wey the certpiket, we need am por displin

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            You are trying hard, bruv.

            You still dey duty?

            Overtime or overdash, which one you dey?

          • Okey

            until you bringam por certpicat

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Save the last dance for me, Okey.

            You can keep singing the song.

            It won’t change the topic.

            lol

            GMB/Osinbajo 2015

            Real CHANGE!

          • Uzo

            Are you Oke or Okay? Unfortunately, you are one of the Nigerians sufferings from inferiority. Changing your accent to sound like Americans is what you want? When a British, American, Canadian, Indian, Pakistan, Australian, South-African even Ghana speaks you identifies then from the accents. By their fruits we can know them. Perhaps you’re not home grown or a crossbreed and cannot identify with your customs and be proud of it. In football match, you can wear Puma, Adidas, Nike, etc. what matters is winning the match.

    • Dan maikoko

      “IN AN AGE OF UNIVERSAL DECEIT – TELLING THE TRUTH BECOMES A REVOLUTIONARY ACT”. …George Orwell

      If pastor Abraka would praise the first lady and bless her husband that is not news worthy to true journalists. But when he spoke the truth to power it becomes news worthy and hence all true journalists must publish it. The Pastor’s first utterance of praise for Jonathan and his wife is fit only for the NTA to publish. No wonder the NTA did not run the pastor’s last comments.
      ” If 1000 planes landed safely, that is no news except if one of them crashed

      • Dr Williwilli

        …and where does truth lie in the Certificate that has not been presented as minimum requirement by the constitution? I suppose this is one of your axiomatic truths which ‘true’ journalists will publish were it the other way round.

        It was Steve Biko in response to Donald Woods’ comments said, and I quote: “The white man who clings to all the privileges of apartheid – Good house, good jobs, Mercedes etc, is perhaps not in the best position to tell the black man what freedom is…or the kind of freedom he deserves”

        Nigeria has been run like a club for too long. We all know it…that even the constitution was written with that abysmally debasing minimum standard in order to accommodate a certain region. Yet, this laughable minimum can not be met…and it is not newsworthy because it does not fit into your prism of parochial perception.

        • Otega

          Bro, pls take it easy. I can smell the anger in ur comments. Nigeria is in trouble. Real trouble. We dont know who speaks sincere truth anymore.

          • endingNaija

            But we know those who do not. They are the Aso Rock e-rats coordinated by Reno Wendel Simlin Omokri.

    • endingNaija

      The NTA is OWNED by ALL Nigerians regardless of political affiliations. The NTA AIRED Father Mbaka’s comments of President Jonathan when his wife, Mrs. Jonathan called on Father Mbaka for support for her husband bid for re-election in 2015. But the NTA DID NOT air Father Mbaka’s critical comments against President Jonathan unti the INDEPENDENT media picked it up. Why did the NTA which is OWNED by Nigerians but CONTROLLED FROM ASO ROCK by GOODLUCK JONATHAN’S GOVERNMENT maintain this duplicity? O ya “DR” Williwilli answer.

      • Mrs Williwilli

        By the same token, why did the private media not pick up the first comments? In fact, it can be argued that NTA or whatever you call it, did not air the second because the private media did not pick the first.

        • endingNaija

          “DR” “MRS” Williwilli, ALL Nigerians OWN NTA. Therefore NTA is RESPONSIBLE to ALL its OWNERS-ALL NIgerians. Why should NTA reflect ONLY the views of ONE PERSON- President King Goodluck Jonathan Nebu? Or is it because he is King Nebu? Can you please answer my question? Thanks a lot!

      • Okey

        Father Mbaka is at it again. In 2011, the same Fr. Ejike Mbaka said Dr Chris Ngige should step down for Dr Dora Akunyili; that any any attempt by Nigige to contest against Akunyili would “surely” result in a wasted effort. So, according to Mbaka, said the Holy Spirit.

        Now, how did Maka know that the bird that refused to fly, if any, was assigned to Jonathan by the Holy Spirit ? Is Jonathan bigger, healthier and more rubust than his challengers ? What if Fr Mbaka’s bird was already diseased before the day of Mbaka’s necromancy – action and belief system of knowing from the gods ?

        I ask this question because I was in his church in Enugu in 2011 when the same Father Mbaka told his congregation that the spirit revealed to him that Dr Chris Ngige will lose the 2011 Senatorial election to Dr Dora Akunyili (now late). Mbaka told everybody in that service, particularly residents of Anambra State, that that they better cast their vote for Mrs Akunyili because, according to Mbaka, a vote to Ngige is a wasted vote. Any member of Father Mabaka’s church that attended his parish services in 2011 will corroborate what I am saying here because, “Ngige will fail in the Senatorial contest” was a sing-song by Mbaka at the time. So, Mbaka’s diseased-ridden-bird-led-prediction will surely go the way of his similar daydream “prophesy” against Ngige.

        But Lesson: Jonathan should guard his loins. For if what opponents of Ngige did at that time is anything to go buy, then Jonathan should hope that his opponents may announce themselves as winners even before the conclusion of the voting exercise; some disgruntled ethnic chaunist in INEC will aid them bountifully to give credence to their announcement. Where that fails to hold, the opponents aided by INEC will force a rerun in some strongholds (now, States) where they thought their number will cancel out Jonathan’s figure. These were all that was done in Ngige/Akunyili senatorial contest to translate Mbaka’s daydreams and necromancy into reality. For, after all, did Mbaka not say “Ngige will fail” ?

        • endingNaija

          “Dr” and “Mrs” Williwilli na okay na Reno Omokri na emmanuel, my question is simple. And this is it: THE NTA is OWNED by ALL Nigerians. So? Why did NTA carry out the wish of just ONE NIgerian(i.e. President Jonathan) by failing to air the critical comments of Father Mbaka on President Jonathan? It is a simple question. Please answer.

          • Okey

            Low life, you bear the name “my mission is to end Nigeria – ‘ending Naija.’ I can NEVER be on the same mission with you.

          • endingNaija

            okey na Reno Omokri na “Dr” and “Mrs” Williwilli na the “truth” na Tawanda na otile na oleku na emmanuel how now?

    • endingNaija

      “Dr” Williwilli where are Tawanda/otile/oleku/the “truth’ /es3/ mani_kay/mpitikwelu/akpos1/Gidoen Orkar? Has Tawanda taken his medicine as prescribed by you “Dr” to him? I just laaf small 4 hia!

    • Etomi

      Because shameless PT is an APC machine for dismembering Nigeria!!!!

  • Wähala

    “The broadcast is not free” – Pastor Bakare (who said talk is free?)
    “We had to hurriedly take the programme off air after he started spitting venom” – Unnamed source (Fr. Mbaka way)
    Hahaha chei!
    Who can defend this Government… eh? I don’t blame the Manager rara at all, biko. And don’t mind Bakare either, he called for a postponement (by six months) of the coming Feb. general elections and for a Unity Govt. to allow for better preparations, not entirely wrong only that I’m of the opinion that any re-structuring of Naija must exclude Dumbo and the PDP…Shikenya! Wallahi, Bakare set the stage on fire trying to outdo Fr. Mbaka by making maximum use of his limited experience in Nigeria’s political arena, who’s Mbaka to outshine him? Program Director panicked, pulled the plug without telling the Manager, Bakare says he paid to talk or his money back… “those responsible will write them tomorrow and demand for explanation” – or else! He promises… Sha, you can’t take it away from his grouse, all he raised are legitimate grounds for the growing & gathering clouds for avoidable calamity. Methinks the only way out… na for Dumbo to leave the only legacy he can leave behind by accepting to bow out je-je because Nigerians are simply waiting to swear him out and bring the Change they desire… O’pari !!

    • Osebe

      CHANGE IS HERE! Pa Buhari’s corrupt practices of being issued waivers by INEC will no longer be tolerated.He shld show us his certificate before anything else.I don’t know the kind of change you desire.I guess it’s a negative change.We right thinking Nigerians desire a positive change which is ongoing. change is the reason why some of you can mudsling and get away with it unlike the days of Pa Buhari’s regime.

      • Wähala

        Shut-up! and go drive those PDP buses from Kaduna-Kano if you can, the pay is N70,000 per trip. Go there and tell Aboki that Sai Buhari has been disqualified by INEC and no longer in the race for the presidency. Talk is not free, you will get 70k for the run, don’t run your mouth at me… Wallahi, ask Bakare, talk is not free!

    • Ade_osa

      Why do you one to stampede him out of office? No, no, no. The election will show him Nigerians don’t want him. He can then leave the stage disgraced. Abo oro la so fun omoluabi. But I know he’s never an omoluabi

  • Tunsj

    Where is Freedom of Speech?

  • Etomi

    Bakare should preach the word and stop the campaigning, the incitements and the stirring of poison against the government….
    Where free speech is verging on sedition, subversion, dangerous flippancy, the law or good sense must intervene..
    I praise Channels TV for the prompt intervention…
    Just because you paid to air a program, is no license for making seditious comments…
    Bakare should be prosecuted for SEDITION!!!!

    • Nehemiah

      What should someone who paid for something say? what you want or what he paid for. It is very simple, you dont like what he says, then dont collect his money. wouldnt you agree?

      • Okey

        Even though my suspicion is that somebody in Channels knew the content before hand as they allowed him to cover 45 out his 50 minutes, his contract with Channels is to air Christian Sermons, not Politics. We all know that fees for political coverage are more than that for religious sermons. Bakare in breach of his contract with Channels for doing otherwise.

        • endingNaija

          And ‘Pastor” Oritsejafor of CAN who has turned CAN to the campaign structure of President Jonathan? What is the mandate christians gave to Ayo Oritsejafor? Is it to turn to a campaign outfit of President Jonathan as Ayo Oritsejafor has done? Please answer this simple question.

        • Ade_osa

          How do you know? You work for Channels or in the media industry? Bakare is like the prophets of old. They said the truth that kings abd queens hated. It’s the truth people like you hate. He’s sent by God as the conscience of the nation.

          • Okey

            Unlike you, I wasn’t born today. I was here when he prophesied to the effect that a man from North East will destroy and take reins of govt from Obasanjo. He was arrested and released later. But his false prophesy never came to pass.

          • Etomi

            Bakare is a very notorious false prophet!!!!!

        • Uzo

          Please kindly define the word sermon and preach

    • Okey

      Channel is at one with Bakare. It was a 50 minute call of anarchy against Jonathan. Channel management saw it inappropriate only when Bakare had done 45 minutes. My guess is that somebody in Channels knew the content before hand.

    • Olusegun Popoola

      the word is preached to impact the society by provoking change in the beliefs,attitide,and ways of doing things and nobody preaches the word as much as pastor Bakare.

    • Aku

      Ori… is preaching the word instead of campaigning for BAD LUCK we can all see the clear truth.

  • Okey

    For me I was interested in observing the mournful looks of members of his church during that hour of Tunde Bakare’s lunatic voyage. All faces in his church were saddened, justifying why in the last election Bakare lost in the polling booth in front of his church and that in front of his house; just as an auntie member of his church once told me: I listen to the sermons when he (Bakare) preaches from the Bible but pretends to jotting down points when he preaches from the Sermons from Politics.

    As APC member, you cannot take out 99.9% of your address (politics in the church) to tear down Jonathan and pretend you are “warning the nation against the forthcoming election is laced with disaster” when, for all practical purposes, you are calling on citizens to lynch their President. That is mischievous, if not lunatic.

    • Nehemiah

      Are you sure sir that he is inciting people to lynch their president, That is a serious accusation o.

  • endingNaija

    Friends, I have observed a trend. I do not know if you have observed this trend too. The online names coordinated by ASO ROCK are missing on this news. The missing ones coordinated from Aso Rock are otile/oleku/deacon/the “truth”/ akpos1/es 3/ Tawanda/ Proudly deltan/Nwa Aba Biafran/etc. But I can see new ones such as our “new” “DR”, “DR” Williwilli and “Mrs” Williwilli/petesen/seyi/kamal kamoru/osebe/benny! Have the old ones (Tawanda/Otile/oleku/es3/the”truth” Proudly deltan/Nwa Aba Biafran/) died and resurrected UNDER THESE NEW NAMES? Just asking as I chuckle and grin a bit here. Me? I go laaafu!

    • Wähala

      Don’t mind them. I mentioned it to @seyi just a few minutes ago… that it’s not more than five of them around Reno writing with switched silly handles. By their lyrics I recognize them though the message remains redundant… Clowns!

    • Gaskiya

      They were dead and then resurrected.

    • emmanuel

      Everybody who does not speak with the voice of the APC writes from Aso Villa or Reno.

      It also means that everydody who speak for APC and the Fulani oligarchs are coordinate from Burdillon in Lagos

      • Aku

        emmanuel is one of the new pay per post gluttons.

    • Aku

      I dey follow oo?

  • Otile

    Does Imam have any certificate at all?

    If you don’t know the truth about his questionable certificates, stay calm, don’t respond with insults. Name calling and insults can’t create certificates for Imam Buhari.

    • Gaskiya

      You are Mumu and laughing stock. You do not know what you are talking about. Jonathan’s downfall is making you agitated. More Bombshells from men of God will continue to fall on Jonathan. And there is nothing you can do. Nigerians are wise and will not listen to your stupidity. ..

      • Otile

        Some Nigerians are wise i.e. those who will not allow an illiterate man to rule over them again. Mugus will not mind a blind man leading them into the pit.

        You as a Mohammedan mumu will not mind a deceiving imam taking you in a hand basket to hell to meet Prophet Mohammed.

        • Aku

          How come you attached PROPHET to his name? You see where the truth manifest?

    • Aku

      Reserve this finding after Imam’s 14th February victory then go to court and seize it.

  • Gideon Orkar

    Alhaji Bakare was trounced in 2011 and his father will be whipped again come Feb 2015!

    • goodtalk

      you are the reason why Nigeria is not growing. people like you who comment because you have megabyte but no brain. he has always said the truth about the government during military and democratic era. your heroes who change everytime. he is not like time.

      • Gideon Orkar

        My part of Nigeria is growing. Find out why your part isn’t

        • Gaskiya

          You are Mumu and laughing stock. You do not know what you are talking about. Jonathan’s downfall is making you agitated. More Bombshells from men of God will continue to fall on Jonathan. And there is nothing you can do. Nigerians are wise and will not listen to your stupidity..

          • Gideon Orkar

            concentrate on your IEDs and let me be. You are already living in hell

        • Aku

          Mbaka, Asari,& Bakari said otherwise then which part is yours? Mumu may be Otueke with it’s moody nature.

          • Gideon Orkar

            Eyaaa. Let us know when you finish killing yourselves!

      • emmanuel

        The truth?

        He stole $2.8 billion from Nigerian Oil Midland Bank account, which was eventually traced to private account at BCCI.

        Truth? Seek information and be yourself by developing information gathering and research. Rather than allow some old selfish men manipulate you

        • Aku

          Rush to Orga Jona for this award winning discovery, Oloshi

    • Kokori

      Oh yes…that is if and only if he produces his certiPicate, otherwise INEC will ‘Dis-Kworlify’ the coup plotter. I suppose that hairless master certificate forger in Lagos will be working hard on an Oluwole cert. But Nigerians will do a forensic analysis of whatever they present. No hiding place anymore. The wind has blown and the anus of the Chicken is exposed!

      • Gideon Orkar

        I no get am for certificate but Walahi Tinubu promise am pour me and we form gwavament por Naijeriya.

        • Intruder

          I thought not submitting the cert is a plus for you guys so you can always get him disqualified through the courts even where he wins. Why are you guys eager and worried all over the place, take advantage now

          • Aku

            You are right.

      • Gaskiya

        You are Mumu and laughing stock. You do not know what you are talking about. Jonathan’s downfall is making you agitated. More Bombshells from men of God will continue to fall on Jonathan. And there is nothing you can do. Nigerians are wise and will not listen to your stupidity.

        • emmanuel

          Men of God? That is the new strategy a satanist Tinubu has adopted to mislead Christians leaders towards getting what he wants.

          Was is not the same Father Ubaka who praised Jonathan to high heaves about a month ago?

          February is here and Nigeria is for everybody.

          Nigerians know what they want and no media propaganda will change the tide.

          The APC is surely for the bottom.

      • Aku

        Forensic analysis indeed but before you do that on Orga Jona’s thesis try it on: Pension fund scandal, fuel subsidy, $20bln NNPC scandal the list goes on and on.

      • Uzo

        You call Buhari coup plotter, President Jonathan call Babangida his father

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  • Mr Fact-Finder

    Bakare should focus on his claimed calling of God (even though we all know he wasn’t called by God) and leave politics for politicians and stop predicting doom for Nigeria. I suggest the national assembly should ban all religious broadcast on national television this 2015.

    • endingNaija

      And what should the supposed president of Christian Association of Nigeria -“Pastor” Ayo Oristejafor do? Continue to use CAN to promote and campaign for Mr. Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election? Just asking Reno Omokri.

    • Ade_osa

      Who are the we that know that Pastor Bakare was not called by God? The jonathanians? You people are in the minority. Check your Bible very well and examine the lives of Moses, Ezekiel, Elijah, Elisah, Samuel, John the Baptist etc and know that real prophets talk the truths and show the power that be that they are not ruling well.

    • Uzo

      I hope you are a Christian and do understandably read the Bible, you will note that the books of Kings, Chronicles etc. are all about politics, traditions etc. By the way you must have note about Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu to mention a few were/are all “minister of God”. Don’t forget that the primary duty of the Ministers is to sound waning to the people.

  • KAL

    Lord have mercy on Nigeria and Nigerians! It is becoming more and more curious reading about Pro-GEJ agents reacting and writing half-truths and innuendos to justify why the charade must continue. One expects some level of decency but this isn’t forthcoming. I would think they should, by now, know that religious and ethnic jingoism and sentiments won’t hold with Nigerians anymore. They could label Buhari with any names of their choice but this will not halt the change movement that is sweeping the land. Nigerians (christians, muslims and other religion affiliations) are first Nigerians before being any of these and even Southerners and Northerners and we truly love each other and co-exist. The use of religion and ethnicity is outdated and not working again … hope these guys get this?
    Also, on the certificates issue of GMD, it is not in any doubt that the propagandists are just feasting on this non-issue. GMB is gunning for the presidency for the fourth time in the last 20 years. Is somebody telling me that INEC never vet and clear him in his previous attempts? Please give us a break and stop playing rough for political mileage and gains. I want to throw a challenge to you and you will do well to be honest in responding to this: I am interested in meeting a student of GEJ when he was lecturing in Uniport. Just a meeting with any of his student and have a discussion. Also, I have made researches online and with Zoology department of University of Portharcourt to have access to the Ph.D thesis of Mr. Goodluck Jonathan without luck thus far. Can you guys help out with his Ph.D or Masters thesis?
    May the good Lord bless Nigeria and save Nigeria from few divisive and wicked Nigerians parading as leaders! It is no more business as usual as Nigeria must rise again.

    • Okikiola Beckley

      This is a country of mediocres. It is pathetic that the average Nigerian does not know what it takes to be a general in the Army. Aside from sound intellectual and professional credentials,your management skills must be far above average. A major general for example commands a division which is about 10,000 officers and men(far above most multinationals!)and to get to this rank you must have passed thru various staff and war colleges and sat for various exams. Why the mainstream media is making this an issue baffles me because what you need in terms of educational qualification to contest for a presidential election in Nigeria is attempted School Cert. not even passed.

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        Have you heard of quota system before? You sound too pretensious. Several courses are finished with issuance of certs and there will be no exams. Participation is all that is needed so get your acts together.

        • Rommel

          The man was commissioned 1963 when Maj Gen John Alexander Mackenzie was the chief of army staff meaning the whites were still in charge of our army so get your facts before speaking,however whether is was quota or not,his credentials as a commissioned officer overrides any other consideration.

          • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

            You be goat o. Educational qualification is not equivalent to certificate of participation in a training course. Tell your mallam to show his certificates if any.

          • Uzo

            Don’t be silly. The first physician, engineer, teacher who thought them? That is why we lack professionalism in Nigeria. We have so called graduate on paper that cannot even practice their profession. It is said that President Jonathan is a PhD holder in Zoology yet he cannot even tell you characteristic goat. His colleagues (hunters) are fighting the insurgents with their den-gun and his wife is somewhere shouting “there is God-o”. As a Zoologist, how many zoo has he equip that could attract tourist to the country. PhD my foot.

          • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

            Still displaying mumuness. The first physician and so on. Do you know what century that was? Have you heard we are in 2015 yet? Get your a%% off to that century and leave us in this contemporary world. Reason with your head abeg. Don’t defend everything at all odds. Have some effing standard. Or at least pretend to have every once in a while.

          • Uzo

            I can see that you are here just to let people know that lunatics do still browse the Internet. But have you collect your PVC. Perhaps the Western professors and PhDs were from those your known centuries and your professors and PhDs are in your 2015 yet therefore they are unable to do anything meaningful that political hand bags. Sorry Mr Fish

          • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

            Go back to yonder abeg. This is 2015 already. We moved.

          • Uzo

            I will not doubt you are crossbreed who cannot trace your origin or even pronouns your father’s name. You son of “There-is-God-o”

  • Omo Oodua

    Hey, Tunde, go and set up your TV Station now if you want to remain Mr big mouth.

    • endingNaija

      What should “Pastor” Ayo Oristejafor, the supposed president of Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) who turned CAN to a campaign unit of Mr. Goodluck Jonathan do? Relocate CAN from Aso Rock to Otuoke-Mr. Jonathan’s town? Just asking Reno Omokri.

      • Olusegun Popoola

        Channels, a suppossedly independent station; has shown itself pro-government and is fast becoming irrelevant as a tool to impact the conscience of the people og tjis country.

        Big shame to Channels tv and iys crew.

        • Etomi

          No Channels was patriotic enough to do the needful…
          These are highly charged times…
          And Bakare’s speech was overheating the polity and fanning revolutionary embers, which verged on sheer criminality…
          Clearly, Bakare was committing a crime by definition SEDITION…
          Take a read of the Criminal Code, LFN:
          50 (1) (b): “‘Seditious words’ means words having a seditious intention.”
          50 (2) (a): “A ‘seditious intention’ is an intention- (a) to bring into hatred or contempt or excite disaffection against the person of the President or of the Governor of a State or the Government of the Federation.”

          • Aku

            To loot Nigerian treasury, to allow innocent people to be killed, to impose poverty on ordinary citizens etc does not amount to crime to idiotic you rather exposing such. Shame on you dogmatic.

          • Etomi

            Chimpanzee….
            You don’t barge into the territory of the learned, just because you feel obligated to display the fact that you are the execrable product of a damnable incestuous tryst…
            It does not lie in your mouth or in your power to assume or create a crime; or to abrogate one…
            Crimes can only be formally created, defined or enacted by statute…
            According to sorry you, “To allow innocent people to be killed, to impose poverty on ordinary citizens..” is a royal crime…
            But what is the name of the crime in our statute books?
            And specifically which statute book, if I may asked….
            Please limit yourself to your pepper and tomatoes trade you bl00dy scavenger!

        • emmanuel

          Channels is an APC tool any day. Amaechi is one of their big patron.

          Please confirm.

      • emmanuel

        Your jihadist disposition is such that Christians are wiped away from Nigeria, but tgat is after they have voted for your executor – Buhari.

        I sori for those who have fallen for your Fulani Islamist manipulation during Acting President days and upward.

        We know, the target is 2016 – usual population census manipulation and Oil Block renewals and extension.

        We all go know how far!

  • love

    politics and religion… can they ever agree? when did our religious leaders start mixing them anyway? its well

    • Yusuf

      Politics is a child of the house of worship, follow history; all the powerful kingdoms of the world before America started from house of worship; politics is just one of the branches of religion

      • emmanuel

        What is the difference between Oritsejafor and Bakate?

    • Aku

      They are all Nigerians and deserve the right to say their minds even in their places of worship like how Orga Jona did times without number.

  • Gaskiya

    Hello Nigerians, please encourage all men of God to speak their minds freely against all the devils that are bent on destrying our country. There is nothing wrong with giving details of Jonathan atrocities because these vital information will convince the innocent Nigerians to dump PDP and Jonathan come February 15.

  • Comfortkay

    Cowards die many times before their death, we can clearly see now that there is nothing like independence journalism in Nigeria. Our Press men and women are human , so they too are corrupt. Having said that it will takes years before we can separate Politics from Religion like they have it in Europe.

    • emmanuel

      Hmmmmm, PT, SR, Punch, The Nation, TVC, Leadership?

      Have you ever raised a voice against their partisan posture before now?

      Note that Channels is a friend of the APC, please do your checks.

      • Comfortkay

        Thank you for reminding me.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Setting aside the fact that people shouldnt make reckless statements to heat up the poliry. It is a shame that an “independent” TV station like Channels does not understand a thing about free speech. And i can confidently say people have made ungaurded statements on their station before. So why now, whats so special about this government. I will not say more than this until we see the so called “vernom” statements.

  • Rich Reo

    the pastor has finally lost it…. when a pastor turns to a politician what do u expect

    • Uzo

      I hope you are a Christian and do understandably read the Bible, you will note that the books of Kings, Chronicles etc. are all about politics, traditions etc. By the way you must have note about Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu to mention a few were/are all “minister of God”. Don’t forget that the primary duty of the Ministers is to sound waning to the people. Pastor Tunde is rightly on course.

  • Rich Reo

    the pastor can setup his own TV station and say any rubbish he wishes. No spoil business for poor workers

  • Tugbi

    Channels is biased they based there own bias on ethnic the owner of channels is a South Southerner and want to ensure his tribal bigot win the next year election

    • Anonymous

      SHUT UP!!!! It shows that you’re a tribalist as well. I want to advise that you to say only things you know. Its in your best interest. Allow Channels TV to bear this cross alone and stop watching the station if you feel offended. It unfortunate how some people reason anyway.

  • concerned9ja

    Thank God for the Channels TV rug pull, Latter Rain has in rare cases has the ability to gain from the wealth of the unbeliever. To this extent, Pastor Tunde Bakare should go to court and seek financial and legal compensation. In other words, the Church should seek for hefty compensation to teach pliant media outlets some lessons; sue the station out of existence and it is all part of deepening democracy.
    On another level, Channels and other media outlets should understand that this is the age of new and social media. While Jonathan’s Nigeria is steeped in cesspool of corruption and incompetence, the world has not only left it behind, but has ensured that you can hardly supress opinions.

    • Anonymous

      I want to advise that you to say only things you know. Its in your best interest. Allow Channels TV to bear this cross alone and stop watching the station if you feel offended. It unfortunate how some people reason anyway. PT has provided with the full text. Read it from there and make your judgement.

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  • concerned citizen

    This is hypocritical of channels TV. Is its unofficial policy now to air only those comments that are bland or/ favour the government? What a weak defence for doing what they did; if Mr Bakare spat venom, leave it to d security agencies to invite him for questioning. How sad. Pastor Bakare’s church should demand back money paid for that broadcast or sue their backsides.

    • Anonymous

      I want to advise that you to say only things you know. Its in your best interest. Allow Channels TV to bear this cross alone and stop watching the station if you feel offended. It unfortunate how some people reason anyway.

  • Rabi’u Lawan Garba

    its high time to say the truth b4 its too late, bakari was right