T.B. Joshua links building collapse that killed 17 to strange aircraft

Synagogue Building collapse

The Founder and General Overseer of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Joshua, has linked the collapse of an uncompleted Guest House owned by his church to a “strange aircraft” which he said hovered around the building before its collapse.

Mr. Joshua said the plane hovered around the collapsed building for over 30 minutes.

The clergyman spoke just as emergency officials told this newspaper that 17 people died in the incident while 123 others were evacuated alive and rushed to hospital.

Briefing journalists, including a PREMIUM TIMES reporter, on the incident on Saturday, the pastor played a CCTV footage of a flying aircraft to back his claim.

In the footage, a plane was seen flying over the collapsed guest house at four different times on Friday morning — 11: 30 a.m, 11: 43 a.m, 11:45 a.m and 11: 54 a.m.

The ‎building collapsed at 12:44 p.m Friday afternoon.

PREMIUM TIMES was unable to authenticate the footage, and it remains unclear whether there is indeed a relationship between the flying aircraft and the collapse of the building.

But in his speech, Mr. Joshua insisted the aircraft, which flew past almost an hour before the incident, was responsible for the collapse of the building.

The pastor said he was the target of the attack.

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“Immediately I left the prayer room (which is a 10-minute drive form the church) for the church, I got a call that a jet was hovering over the prayer room but as I finished bathing and moved to the prayer room, I got another call that the jet has moved to the church and that was it,” Mr. Joshua said.

“Members cannot be the target, the easier way to stop this church is to get the head and from my explanation, you know the truth,” he added.

Mr. Joshua called on security agents to study the CCTV footage as they investigate the incident.

He promised to speak further on the incident during service on Sunday.

“Service will hold tomorrow and I will state my position tomorrow in service, you can watch it live on Emmanuel TV,” he said.

He also apologised ‎to the press following the hostile treatment of journalists by members of his church.

“We are very sorry on their behalf,” he said. “Our members are not hostile. The Bible is our standard. Even the Bible today, without the press, it cannot be accessible to many. Our members have respect for the press. When we fight the press, we are fighting Emmanuel TV. They value you people.”

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Meanwhile, rescue operations at the site of the collapsed hotel is still going on.

Authorities of the National Emergency Management Association, NEMA, said 17 people died in the incident while 123 others were rescued alive.

Speaking on the attitude of church members, NEMA spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye, said, “They are not too hostile neither are they receptive. We handled the equipment while they handled crowd control.”

‎As at 5:50 p.m. when our reporter left the scene, ambulances were still rushing rescued victims to the nearby Igando General Hospital.

The church members however remained hostile to journalists despite the apology by Mr. Joshua.


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  • kenmege

    He could see the winner of presidential election before they hold, can see and predict the outcome of football matches and can even cure HIV and Cancer, BUT he couldn’t see nor predict the collapse of his own building with the loss of many souls? This is a warning that NO mortal can become GOD. There is only but one GOD.

    • international games

      Google the phrase “JUDY WOOD FREE ENERGY”. There is now the capability to bring buildings down without explosives.

      • The Nationalst

        Yeah, you can just close your eyes and visualise it. I saw it in a cartoon the other day

        • Angel

          Is not fair,the bible let us to know that u shouldnt judge,so is only God who pass the last judgement.thanks

        • Leslie

          Lol

      • tsunami1earthquake

        Yes, if such appliance is in Nigeria why has it not been used to pull down all the abodes of Boko Haram without using explosives?

  • Chris1408

    Strange airport? Only in Nigeria people say such crazy stuffs and are not considered insane.

    • redeem

      @ wahala is the publicity secretary of APC–in new jersey–now deported to Mushin———–where he resides with his dog————at 76——–still not married-no kids-reason for deportation——-was caught with dry human meat-

      • Wähala

        Did you see the flying saucer at TB Joshua’s Temple too?
        How I wish you could tell us you were there with Tinubu ati Buhari…
        How I wish you were one of the casualties make people ressi for you biko…
        How I wish Dumbo will go kneel at pastor Joshua’s Alter while a flying-saucer hovers above…
        Dumbo looks like Capt. Spook in his trademark Aborigine Pyjamas pelu fila… fake Prof. Pela’s fila!
        The only ‘wahala’ go be Lady Hippopatience… we’ll have to find her role for bcos she no go gree… Agbero !!
        Any suggestions…??? Pour yourself another gulp of ogogoro, you sound like you need a greedy shot. Ode !!!

        • RevFatherBen

          Oga, you that know the end from the beginning, wait let investigation be carried out first before concluding. After all, the impossible do not exist.

          • Wähala

            Are you sure you’re a reverend father… do you know the meaning of reverend at all?
            What in comments above make you thing I’m God? If I weren’t preparing to go serve a Real Rev. Father during Mass today, I would really have some harsh words for you to immortalize in your ogogoro-damaged mind… Clown!

  • Wähala

    He could see and prophesize all sorts of things, but even when he heard the UFO aircraft and was later told it has moved to his church vicinity, he still couldn’t prophesize the catastrophe of losing 17 of his followers to the phantom attackers… Clown. So far, I haven’t read that he has laid his cultist paws on any Ebola patients and cured them, or banished the disease from our mother land. Fake criminals. TB Joshua should be held responsible for “upgrading from 4-story to 6-story building without permission from the State’s regulatory body, and made to pay restitution to the grieving families his greed and scam have cost their loved ones… after he makes his position known tomorrow! Oloshi !!!

    • kirk

      As a man thinks,so is he,u r jst exposing ur stupidity,hv never seen a nation so stiff headed,hard hearted like nigerians,so wonder the world dnt trust u,n u cursing ur destiny boy…

      • Wähala

        How I wish you were among the dead!

  • Gee

    How can a jet hover over d building? Even the reporter dat wrote this story + d editor that allowed this to be posted on premium times ought to knw dat it is an impossible story and shld have probes further!
    If he does not give u d proof to show what he wants to tell d world then don’t publish his so called reaction.
    Mystery confounds and confuses the easily gullible and dat is what he is trying to do or has done to the gullible!

  • Julia Hutchings

    Nigérians are the worst mean people i have ever met.They are big mouth aggressive and yet cowards even dealing with Boko Haram Cameroon and Chad are better equiped. The prophet has been doing alot for his country spiritually,financially,socially etc all this is part of human needs your corrupt gouvernment failed to offer it’s Citizen cause they Pocket all or most public funds to swiss banks and Cayman Islands.A small incident has turned out to be the greatest disaster. Many of the reporters never got their information from a verified source. You Nigerian are the ones turnishing and tarnished the image of your country. Do you know what the wrong image of your country is
    Nigerian women in Europe,USA, and many parts are prostitutes. Many Young girls of less than 20 working on the Streets are Nigérians. Nigérians are known to be fraudsters conmen. Do not forget if any Nigerian arrives any airport in the world including African countries they Under go more humiliation,cause they are always suspect of drug dealing. Nigérians are rarely given permanent stay. Support one of your own who tries to change the image of your country and continent as a whole

    • redeem

      is this not what u have been doing to the present government in yr evil attempt to pull it down–u send APC to london to go an disgrace their adopted nation—-now u cry–abi

      • Julia Hutchings

        I am not Nigerian i avoid them like pests
        They are disliked by many cause of their bad behaviour
        How do you expect the international community to have a good image of a country that is poverty stricken with corruption,ebola even the Nigerian medi does not say anything positive
        At least TB Joshua tries to clean the image but the same people of his country who frustrate him.

        • Wähala

          So tell us where you’re from… and I will tell you who loves you!

        • Abiodun

          You avoid Nigerians like pests and here you are reading Nigerian news and so interested in matters that concerns Nigeria, listen to yourself. I bet you, you are not better than an under-average Nigerian.

        • Segun Surulere

          What the forc are you doing here then? Bloody moron

    • dan

      you are right with your write up

    • Nigerian

      What is this one saying.. A building collapsed obviously due to poor structural works and you are running your mouth talking crap about unrelated issues? What has all this got to do with this? Please pocket your incoherent bullshit stories for lesser intelligent beings like you. I am well travelled and have never been humiliated at any airport and I carry a Nigerian passport. Your church built a high riser without proper structural support and it collapsed on its own weight killing people. In China, your pastors head would be wedged inside a guillotine and chopped off. Arrant nonsense.

    • Wähala

      Are you on wee-wee or what… just what the forc are you trying to convey here? A clown’s motel was greedily “upgraded” without requisite illegal permits resulting in multiple deaths and you’re blabbing off gutter trash, would you be writing your epistle if your mama had died in such building collapse… God forbid? I insist, some people should be banned from thinking… you qualify!

      • Julia Hutchings

        I am sane and speaking the truth that hurts most

        • Wähala

          I didn’t ask if you are “sane” or not… that part is rather obvious, I think not. My question is, are you sky-high on controlled substance or under their influence? Odeku is allowed… what else??

    • Tunsj

      I cannot believe that Premium Times is allowing this moron to write this kind of nonsense.Julia, which planet are you from?

      • kelly

        Those callig Tb Joshua names are very Vague, frustrated and they lacks credibility

    • His Church should beg him that he should help West Africans by laying hands on Ebola patients.

    • pozoh2

      I doubt if you have enough information. I live in Europe. Majority of the girls working as prostitutes in Europe are white girls- blondes, brunettes, whatever you can get. Many of the people doing con are Asians – Indians and Chinese. These people are more knowledgeable in online scams than Nigerians. Majority of drug barons in the world are Arabs, Asians and Latinos. Anything bad is normally labelled black / Nigerian because of envy. Nigerians abroad are mainly into slave work – cleaning jobs, security jobs, loaders, etc.

    • Mosaku 147

      Ode ni e. Just come out and say you are a disciple instead of insulting the sensibility of Nigeria. Oloshi.

      • Francis510

        Dont mind him. I think is one of brainwashed TB Joshua follow, follow. We have a big problems in Nigeria. Too many deceivers, liers, exploiters, oppressors. Nigeria need a very, very tough and decipline leaders. Too many fakes people.

        • kirk

          As a man thinketh so is he……so u not wrong to think that,u jst expresing ur true self

      • Julia Hutchings

        Criticising and calling names for one who has fed,clothed,offered shelter and scolarship to the ones you reject and do not even to look twice. Is that the Nigerian sensibility?

        • Mosaku 147

          I am sure you are one of those deluded morons from Liberia suffering from EVD who believe he is your only hope. I wonder why PT will allow posts like yours.didirin.

    • King Andy

      I’m glad for what u have said. We are the cause of our problems not necessarily our leaders. Just imagine the kind of comments people are making bout a revered man of God. A man who has given thousands of scholarships to the poor, who has fed millions of hungry people, who has been shelter to so many homeless and clothes to many that goes naked. This is the same man they speak bout carelessly.

    • kirk

      Try to speak sense into a fool’s head,u wasting tym.their scull too hard for truth or good things to penetrate…they are polluted with evil n their mouth stinks with arogant words.

  • Bim bim

    Somehow must be sick, with this sort of utterances

  • Bim bim

    Someone, must he sick with this sort of utterances

  • Wise Head

    Na waa for this strange jet hovering over a building. If he had said a helicopter, that would have been easy to believe. The question is: Did upgrading follow due process? Was expert advice sought?

  • redeem

    poooooooooooooor quality of cement from dangote—————–period—————-it the cause of many collapsed building in lagos

    • Dan Fulani

      60% of Dangote is owned by Goodluck Ebola Jonathan less than 2% Dangote himself and the 18% by Nigerian banks in case you don’t know.

  • kamal

    Big lie

  • Dankasa

    May be na UFOs because Aircraft can’t hover, is easier to say Helicopter Mr overseer. well Joshua, may be your downfall has come so better go under your time has come before you receive the highest embarrassing moment of your life ooo!

    • kingthorin

      witchcraft did it

  • Can somebody please bring this man back to earth.

  • Julia Hutchings

    My sympathy goes for the families who lost loved ones and the people injured
    Media report wisely.You are tarnish the more image of your country the is already negative

    • T.B. Joshua’s followers should beg him that he should help West Africans by laying hands on Ebola patients.

  • wode

    “Immediately I left the prayer room (which is a 10-minute drive form the church) for the church” prayer room indeed!

    Coming to think about the reason given by the GO, I’m just curious if that’s the only building/structure in that area that could be affected by the so-called hovering aircraft. Why was the church itself not affected? What about other building around the place that are even much more older than the church and the new structure?

    I thought it’s said that this man sees vision – he knows what would happen in future. I am not sure this was one of the prophecies he made for this year. Why was this not seen that it’s going to happen to him and his church? Even if it could not be averted, he would have pre-informed the people in the building and get them evacuated before the incident. It means, God Almighty alone is the ONLY All-Knowing? He has a way of humbling those who arrogate one or some of His attributes to themselves. Let people of wisdom be reminded or learn some lessons there.

    • Ade

      One one bro

    • kirk

      U must b a satanist

      • wode

        Why not Satan himself? Truth is indeed very bitter. Taking courage to swallow it would do you a lot of good.

  • kingthorin

    was it “aircraft” or witchcraft?!!!!

  • Maria

    Which strange aircraft? Liar….Your building collapsed because of inferior building materials used and corruption. Simple.

    • Tunsj

      Big Liar indeed.

      • I wonder why Nigerians and West Africans refuse to call on those
        deceitful MEN OF GOD (e.g., Adeboye) to start laying hands on Ebola patients.

  • Nigerians and West Africans called for ZMapp and other experimental drugs.

    Why have Nigerians and West Africans refused to call on their ANOINTED ONES
    (e.g., Adeboye) to start laying hands on Ebola patients?

    • Okikiola Beckley

      Because they know they’re powerless. They are mere psychological props when people are in distress.

  • Wuraola

    T.B. JOSHUA. No weapon formed against you shall succeed

    • T.B. Joshua raised the dead.

      Nigerians and West Africans called for ZMapp and other experimental drugs.

      Why have Nigerians and West Africans refused to call on their ANOINTED ONES
      (e.g., Adeboye) to start laying hands on Ebola patients?

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  • GAFA Pilot

    I’ve just watched a video broadcast by TBJ’s TV Channel whereupon TBJ is evidently trying to link the collapse of that building with some “strange aircraft” (as he described it to his congregation) that was operating close by (as recorded by a very poorly located CCTV camera).

    I would just like to point out that SCOAN compound is located just 2.8 miles (4.5 Km) from the end of the runway at Murtala Muhammed International Airport… and therein having aircraft in the sky nearby to SCOAN would be completely normal and expected !

    It is highly likely that any such aircraft were simply orbiting (albeit in the vicinity of SCOAN), whilst awaiting their clearance to land at the nearby International airport…. and there’s certainly nothing sinister in an aircraft having to do that.

    • mist

      GAFA are you sure u are a pilot?????aircraft passing by once ,no worries but the same aircraft 4 times and that no the aircraft route normally,pls lets think on the humanitarian bases,do we believe September 11 was an attack?how come u don’t believe September 12?God pls intervene in this matter,people are lost,

      • GAFA Pilot

        Fwiw, I am an airline Captain and I have been doing this job for +28 years. Indeed I once used to work for Arik Air and therein I know Murtula Muhammed Intl Airport quite well.

        Now I was going to give you some facts about what is known, within aviation, as ‘holding’ (i.e. where aircraft are instructed, by Air Traffic Control, to orbit, and which can occur for any number of reasons), BUT having now reviewed the video of the collapse several times, the following facts are immediately obvious and more pertinent:

        1) The poor quality of the video makes it very hard to determine if the aircraft, visible at various points throughout the video, is one and the same aircraft.

        2) Based on the timestamp (shown in the top left of the video), the video has been edited (shortened).

        3) We don’t know what, if anything, has been edited from the video.

        4) Based on the timestamp, as shown in the video, the sequence of events is as follows:

        11:30am – an aircraft was seen in the video

        Then 13 minutes later:

        11:43am – an aircraft was seen in the video

        Then 2 minutes later:

        11:45am – an aircraft was seen in the video

        Then 9 minutes later:

        11:54am – an aircraft was seen in the video

        Then 50 minutes later:

        The building collapses, and evidently no aircraft in the vicinity.

        One would suggest that that video has been edited in such a manner as to try to introduce some additional ‘variable’ (i.e. the ‘strange aeroplane’) by way of making IT some sort of scapegoat and therein to deflect blame, but where in fact there’s little or no evidence to confirm that assertion.

        Furthermore, the 50 minute gap between the sighting of the last aircraft shown in the video and the then collapse of the building, certainly suggests nothing other than normal aircraft operations being conducted into the nearby International airport versus a building that’s collapsed due to shoddy workmanship and skimping on the costs of construction.

  • Ette

    By their fruit we shall know them. How come this so called prophet did not see this so as to advise his members to leave the building. How can flying jet cause collapse of a building, and how come that other buildings in the area were not affected. Why did this false prophet or self made prophet not tell the public that he was just adding more floors to the initial 3 or 4 floor building without considering the foundation, soil structure and the initial pillars. Your lies and deceptions are now open to all and pity those that will keeping doing your evil biddings and under your bewitching. May God Almighty deliver all of you from these satanic prophets.

    • kirk

      U r very stupid,u must nt b a xristian,what did jesus say about tribulation,read ur bible n stop exposing ur stupidity.

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  • Nata

    please Mr Micheal Abimboye, correct it the bulding did not collapse at 12:44pm, you mistaken, rewrite your HTML …. it is 11:44pm…..correct it now….and fast.

  • Nata

    How can you do that mistake when you know that billion of people are going to read it, it changes completely the whole sens of what happened especially for those who don’t have the channel to watch what has happened exactly.

  • True Nigerian

    These funny little liars and deceivers who think they are intelligent. The first day I listen to TB Joshua was also the last day I listened to him or watched him. And that was because he failed the first test of conviction for me: the man was so incoherent that I couldn’t help wondering whether God would be this incoherent in explaining his word. It was a joke and a very bizarre way to explain bible passages. I just laughed my head off and left the room. His ardent follower who asked me to sit down and watch it was so heartbroken that she began to tell me off and even decided not to date me again. Lol!

    Now, oga TB Joshua is at it again with this strange aircraft “phenomena” and deceit. Hahaha! Poor Pastor Joshua thinks that a photograph or sighting of an aircraft above a building is automatic evidence that the plane attacked the building. Has anybody advised him that when it comes to evidential value of his claim, he will be asked to also show some shrapnel of the imaginary bomb/missile that was supposedly dropped by the so-called “strange” aircraft? Please any sane or intelligent person – if there is still any left in his church – should kindly advise him.

    My heartfelt condolences to the deceased and their families.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    This is just a story. Why must TB Joshua be targeted for killing? If there is anybody at all targeted for killing in Nigeria it would not be TB Joshua. The story he is telling here is only to cover up some mischief behind the structures of the building. I hope the authorities will not buy this kind of cock-and-bull story.

    • mist

      you must be one of the boko harama my God help you from yr blindness

  • emmanuel

    A con man who does not want his property stolen by Lagos State has worked ahead to cook up some cock and bull storey.

    The plane na Helicopter wen fit turn within a short radius, and na only Synagogue co.pound e for turn, abi the thing pass other people compound for the area? Wby would it take anyone to deploy a plane on air to bring down a building? How many buildings arou.d the MMA has come down because of Aircraft movements?

    Rwcall what Chris Okotie said about this man and his Oregun friend some years ago. The nevwr complete some buildings.

    Na sacririce?

  • GAFA Pilot

    Having now reviewed the video of the collapse several times, the following facts are immediately obvious and more pertinent:

    1) The poor quality of the video makes it very hard to determine if the aircraft, visible at various points throughout the video, is one and the same aircraft.

    2) Based on the timestamp (shown in the top left of the video), the video has been edited (shortened).

    3) We don’t know what, if anything, has been edited from the video.

    4) Based on the timestamp, as shown in the video, the sequence of events is as follows:

    11:30am – an aircraft was seen in the video

    Then 13 minutes later:

    11:43am – an aircraft was seen in the video

    Then 2 minutes later:

    11:45am – an aircraft was seen in the video

    Then 9 minutes later:

    11:54am – an aircraft was seen in the video

    Then 50 minutes later:

    The building collapses, and evidently no aircraft in the vicinity.

    One would suggest that that video has been edited in such a manner as to try to introduce some additional ‘variable’ (i.e. the ‘strange aeroplane’) by way of making IT some sort of scapegoat and therein to deflect blame, but where in fact there’s little or no evidence to confirm that assertion.

    Furthermore, the 50 minute gap between the sighting of the last aircraft shown in the video and the then collapse of the building, certainly suggests nothing other than normal aircraft operations being conducted into the nearby International airport versus a building that’s collapsed due to shoddy workmanship and skimping on the costs of construction.

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  • rolly

    Great thinking Tony!
    This is very clear to even a small child, but the fear of the the unknown have make the States and our Law makers to be mentally lazy.
    This Sharing and begging mentality must stop if we must move forward.

  • Osawaru Frank Omoruyi

    I needed not go through that piece to know that there lies the solution to Nigeria’s problem. When dudes were shouting “change” and the “sai Buhari” mantra, I knew they were going to be disappointed soonest as the solution doesn’t lie with individuals, but the structure called Nigeria as rightly postulated by Tony. I only supported GEJ during the last general election because he did believed in at least superficially, and promised to implement the report of the national conference with recommendations aimed at national structural re-structuring which on the other hand and sadly to note, Buhari and his APC have never supported. I pray the elites do what is right as soon as possible, to avoid violent change by the people as the frustration of Nigerians seem to be on the rise and with the goodwill with which this present government rode to power, a disappointment or failure will definitely be disastrous for the nation. Fantastic piece once again Tony!

    • Salisu H. Ibrahim

      The only problem with the national confab was its unacceptability due to credibility of those selected to represent states of the federation. Moreso, it appears as if Gej had a hidden plan to ensure certain part of the country are put to disadvantage especially now that all the federating units rely on one source of income. In as much as i tends to support the implementation of full Fiscal Federalism in the current arrangement, the FG need to put so many things in motion in preparations for such departure. When that is done, most states would’ve plan their future given enough signal of the end of PARTY as usual waiting for food to drop from FG anymore. There should be move to organize a national conference that wil reflect the full representaion of the federating states….