Shocking truth behind the collapse of TB Joshua’s SCOAN building revealed

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SCOAN Building Collapse

Shocking! The factors that led to the collapse of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s church that killed 116 people have been revealed by engineering experts.

At the ongoing court case regarding the tragic building incident at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria on September 12th 2014, Professor Patrick Nwankwo made the shocking revelation.

Professor Nwankwo, an international professor of building and structural engineering, gave evidence on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November 2019 at the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere.

In his conclusions that have been reported by several newspapers and media houses in Nigeria, Professor Nwankwo confirmed the ill-fated guesthouse was compliant with international standards, ruling out complicit as the cause behind the collapse.

While being led-in-evidence by the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), Nwankwo told the court that he visited the site, took measurements and carried out thorough investigations before concluding that that the collapse “had nothing to do with structural defects”.

Professor Nwankwo said a building with structural defects would fall partially or sink on one side, adding that warning signals such as cracks would be observed by occupants.

“It is not possible for it to collapse like a park of cards as seen in the case of Synagogue”, he insisted, referring to the manner in which the building imploded in a matter of seconds, as captured by the church’s CCTV.

Explaining his modus operandi, Professor Nwankwo said he carried out structural analysis using Orion Design Software modelling on the beams, columns, foundation, anchorage, expansion joints, rigid zones and mechanism vis-a-vis the internationally accepted Codes of practice for engineering to arrive at his conclusions.

Nwankwo tendered the report on his findings, accompanied by several volumes of ‘British Standard building codes of practice’ to support his assertions, as exhibits to the court.

Dr Jide Martin, the Director of Public Prosecution, raised no objection against the documents after examining them.

Professor Patrick’s conclusions mirror that of Dr Stephen Asheri Ntoga, a trained civil, structural and material engineer from Tanzania who equally examined the guesthouse within TB Joshua’s church complex and concluded structural or foundational failure could not have been responsible for its tragic collapse.

The Lagos State Government is suing The SCOAN over the collapsed building that led to the death of 116 people, including 85 South Africans.

Ihechukwu Njoku

Expert witness says beam of The Synagogue church collapsed building accurate

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Scoan Building collapse

A professor in building and analysis, Mr. Patrick Nwankwo and one of the engineers that investigated the collapsed guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has told a Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere that the structural section and beam of the collapsed house building was accurate and sufficiently adequate.

He disclosed this in his evidence before Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo in an ongoing trial of the engineers Akinbela Fatiregun and Oladele Ogundeji and their companies, Hardrock Construction and Engineering Company and Jandy Trust Ltd., alongside the trustees of the church.

The Lagos State government had slammed 111-count charges of gross negligence and criminal manslaughter of the defendants over the SCOAN collapsed building that killed no fewer than116 persons on September 12, 2014.

Led -in evidence by the Mr. Olalekan Ojo (SAN), Nwankwo narrated to the told court that the beam was not the cause of the collapsed building

The professor who is the eighth defense witness said that his investigation on the collapsed building shows that all the elements measured on the site fulfilled all requirements.

He said: “ I took some measurements of the remains of the collapsed building and the photographs of the foundation. I also took measurements of the element, columns, the foundation size as well as the beam to know whether the layout conforms with what is on the site.

“In the cause of my investigation, I also interviewed two technical staff of SCOAN since they are both architects.
I asked them if they noticed cracks in the building prior to the collapse but they said he did not notice any cracks on the building.

“I further carry out a remodeling on the built to find out the accurate measurement of the load which the building is meant to carry.”

Prof. Nwankwo further told the court that his findings revealed that the elements measured on the site fulfilled all requirements according to the code of practice. He added that he documented his findings in a report, which was before the court.

“My conclusion is that the loading and the beam used on the design of the collapsed building was the exact value used recommended for such building.”

He further submits that his findings on the SCOAN building revealed that the beam was not the cause of the collapsed building and the structural sector was adequate with what was built on the site.

The judge subsequently adjourned the further hearing to November 8, 2019.

The Guardian

TB Joshua shares sombre message on 5th anniversary of SCOAN building collapse

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Exactly five years after the tragic collapse of a guesthouse at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor T.B. Joshua has honoured the ‘blessed memory’ of those who died in the incident with a thought-provoking message.

On September 12th 2014, 115 people lost their lives in the horrific building collapse, 84 of them South African nationals visiting The SCOAN for religious reasons.

“A Christian does not consider death to be his end but the end of his trouble,”the cleric eulogised in a special broadcast on Emmanuel TV in commemoration of the anniversary.

Joshua stressed the inevitability of death, adding that a person’s age or the nature of their demise were not the critical issue. “What matters is the grace to continue living hereafter,”he said.

Waxing philosophical, Joshua asked viewers to be introspective as they remember the dark day.

“How are you spending your life,” he reflectively asked. “Because the greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it – for instance, to love someone more dearly every day.”

Joshua called on his followers to proactively engage in helping others, stressing that “when you look around you”, you would assuredly find those “in need of your love, help, strength and time.”

He concluded with a sober reminder: “Live each day as if it were your last. Someday, you will be right.”

Despite the passing of five years, the controversy surrounding the cause of the deadly collapse remains, further induced by the attendant court case stuck in a seemingly endless legal quagmire.

The SCOAN still insists the church was ‘attacked’, pointing to a military plane which encircled the ill-fated building several times before its implosion.

The incident, however, has done little to quell the flow of foreign pilgrims to Joshua’s church with numbers from the Nigerian immigration service estimating six in every ten tourists to Nigeria are bound for The SCOAN.

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist

Bisola Johnson and Pastor Sunday Adelaja the Greatest Threat to TB Joshua?

Do you think that this recent noise and cheap public attention from Bisola Johnson and the so-called pastor Sunday Adelaja are the greatest threat to the life and ministry of Prophet TB Joshua?

We should know that these guys are mere detractors whom every reasonable person that has access to their antecedence will see them for the fraud they are and their ingenuine quest to make cheap money from selling their book in their cause to degrade the reputation of our esteem Prophet.

There is nothing new which both duos have said that has not been said against TB Joshua and his Ministry before now. If the Ministry of the Prophet could withstand those mountains of allegations at that time when the Ministry was still in her early stage with less coverage, is it when everyone now has access to Emmanuel TV with a wider coverage where anyone can get firsthand information about the happiness in TB Joshua’s Ministry that one should be bothered about their falsehoods against the Prophet. If the Prophet could be vindicated then, he will still be vindicated again.

Those guys don’t deserve any attention. They are being used by some faceless persons who are the real threat to the life of the Prophet.

What we all should be concerned about now is the safety and security of TB Joshua. All these paid attention seekers are confirming our fears the more that the life of the Prophet is in danger.

We should not be deceived by these two detractors. Their faces are just being used. They are not the real enemies or threat. The faceless anti-TB Joshua forces, the gang that launched the attacked at the SCOAN guest house that took the life of innocent believers are the real threat.

Does Bisola Johnson and Pastor Sunday Adelaja have access to an infrasonic weapon? These are the questions we should ask ourselves. The enemies have to remain invisible because they are powerful world forces and they have their reputation to protect. They are just using individuals that can sell their reputation for anything as a coverup to attack the Prophet.

According to the security information on the ground now, their ultimate goal is to kill TB Joshua. Since their actual plan for attacking the SCOAN guest house seems not to have materialized. Because the attack was met to destroy TB Joshua’s Ministry and scare people away from coming to the SCOAN. Even the court case, they know that irrespective of the outcome it won’t affect TB Joshua’s ministry or stop the SCOAN from going higher. With all these facts on the ground, their Ultimate goal now is to kill the Prophet, and this is something we all must take seriously.

All this Bisola and whatever noise makers out there are mere detractors. No true believer can take them seriously. But the real threat TB Joshua is dealing with right now are the greatest and worst persecutors of Christendom in this 21st century.

Don’t be taking unaware, you need to know what is going on behind the scene. We are talking about dangerous End-time anti-Christ forces. We must remain prayerful and watchful since the enemies are still at their games. We, however, know that no matter the length and breadth of their blackmail, campaign of calumny, intimidation and persecution, surely as Christ Jesus lives, victory will be ours through Him, in Christ Jesus’ Name…Amen!

Collapsed Synagogue Church Guest House Had No Sign of Stress – Witness

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WORLD ACCLAIMED PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA AND INSPIRATION BEHIND
THE EMMANUEL TV REVIVAL IN SHEFFIELD, UK

A star witness, Architect by profession, has told Justice Lateef Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State high court that the Synagogue church of all nation (SCOAN) guest house which collapsed a few years ago had no sign of stress, crack or diffraction before it went down.

The witness Mr Dayo Olatunbosun Fabiyi was being led in evidence at the resumed hearing of the matter by one of the lead counsel to Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Mr Olamilekan Ojo (SAN).

Fabiyi, who holds a first degree in Architecture and a master’s degree in environmental design all from the University of Lagos is also a volunteer worker and maintenance Engineer with the church.

As a volunteer maintenance engineer, Mr Fabiyi had the privilege of inspecting all the building in Synagogue church on a weekly basis including the collapsed guest house.

The witness told the court that he inspected the particular guest house between 8 am and 9 am on the fateful day it collapsed.

Another witness Mr Ebenezer Olumide Ologuntoye also insisted that the guest house did not collapse as a result of a foundational failure.

Ebenezer, a civil engineer, had earlier told the court that the building foundation passed a geotechnical test based on the investigation conducted at the site shortly after the building collapsed on September 12, 2014.

He made the position clear before the Court while he was being cross-examined by the lead counsel to Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Dr Babajide Martins, who was trying to use the opportunity to drag the witness with technical questions, but the civil engineer and geotechnical expert maintained his ground, adding that samples of the soil at the site were tested in two different places and the results favoured the church that the foundation was in order before the incident occurred.

According to him, similar work has been done by him on behalf of Lagos State government during the Lekki garden collapsed building case.

The third witness of the day was the current head of data management Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NMA), Mr Jimoh Olusegun, who tendered the true certified copy of the temperature of the year the incident occurred before the court and was accepted by all party.

The report includes a certificate of compliance. It also contained the maximum and minimum temperature from month to month in respect of Lagos State in the year 2014 when the incident occurred.

The defendants had argued that a strange Military aircraft flew over the building multiple times on September 12, 2014, before the building collapsed.

SCOAN Collapsed Building Foundation Didn’t Fail – Expert Tells Court

scoan building collapes A member of Building Collapsed Prevention Guild (BCPG), Mr. Ebenezer Olumide Ologuntoye, Thursday told a Lagos High court, Igbosere that the test carried out on the foundation and bearing of the collapsed building in Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) did not fail soil test.

Ologuntoye stated this while being led in evidence by the counsel to the church, Olalekan Ojo (SAN).

The witness said BCPG is a non-governmental organization interested in reducing incidents of collapse building to the barest minimum and that he got to know about the collapse of SCOAN building when he was selected as a member of the committee saddled with the responsibility of investigating possible cause of the collapsed building.

The Registered Trustees of Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN are facing 110-count charge of involuntary manslaughter, contrary to section 222 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2011 filed against them by the Lagos State government.

The defendants, Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun charged alongside their companies, Hardrock Construction and Engineering Company and Jandy Trust Limited.

A fifth defendant, the Registered Trustees of SCOAN is facing a lone count of building without approval.

They however pleaded not guilty to charge.

At the resumed hearing of the matter Thursday, the witness who testified before Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo said that when the building collapsed, the BCPG set up a committee and they were asked to look into the possible cause of the collapsed building.

He said that they carried out an analysis on the soil and foundation and discovered that the foundation and the bearing capacity were adequate.

Ologuntoye, a geotechnical engineer, who specializes in soil Investigations, quality and assurance control also, gave an analysis on how the test were conducted at the site of the collapsed building.

The witness said that two tests were carried out with Dutch Comb Machine, and the sample was taken to University of Lagos Unilag, laboratory for analysis.

“I carried out geotechnical borehole, and took the sample of the soil from top to bottom. Then the samples taken were taken to UNILAG soil laboratory for analysis.

“As a geotechnical engineer, I was expected to investigate what happened to the foundation, the soil on which the foundation stands was okay.

“I investigated the soil using two major equipment, namely: the geotechnical borehole and a dutch -comb, an electrical testing machine. Both equipment were gotten from BCPG.

“Sample of the soil gotten through the borehole test was sent to the University of Lagos Laboratory for analysis while the dutch-comb test result was gotten on the spot of the test and it was signed by all parties at the site.

“The parties that signed the report include representative of SCOAN, Lagos State Material Testing Laboratory and the Corona Court Representative,” he said.

The witness further told the court that he compared and analyzed the result sent by the UNILAG Laboratory with the dutch-comb report.

“My findings on both reports showed that the foundation did not fail and the bearing capacity is adequate.

“I wrote the report on the final analysis of the test carried out on SCOAN and submitted to BCPG.

“The other tests were done in the presence of parties; members of SCOAN, Lagos State testing representative and a representative of the coroner court was also there. There is a meter on the machine which is called Dutch Cone penetration, test and the result was gotten.

“The value got from the machine to know the value of the soil was done at the site, in the presence of the parties and they signed,” the witness said.

The witness also told Justice Lawal-Akapo that he has worked with renowned organizations in Nigeria and the diaspora.

On his work experience, he said he has worked with a Polish company, Naeimor International, Ekiti State Service Local Government Commission, Foundation Development Limited in London Lakeside Park, London among others.

The defence counsel, Olalekan SAN tendered the report of the test to the court and it was admitted into evidence.

Meanwhile, a subpoenaed witness, George Opeoluwa, the president of the BCPG had earlier tendered the report before the court.

Justice Lawal-Akapo thereafter adjourned the matter till May 16, 17 for cross-examination of the witness.

Sources: thenationonlineng.net

 

 

Building Collapse: T.B. Joshua comments on persecution

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

“In my own case, persecution has always been a tonic to my anointing. The more the persecution we receive, the greater the opportunity we have to move closer to God for strength and renewal, knowing that if gold must be gold, it must pass through fire.
Glory be to God – the more we are persecuted, the more we attract God’s attention and commitment. The extent of His care and the strength of His might in our lives weaken and frustrate our adversaries. When God gives you strength, He also sees you through any obstacle.”

– Prophet T.B. Joshua

Building Collapse: Aircraft flew below recommended height, witness tells court

Military air craft captured went round the SCOAN building before it collapsed

An aviation expert, Dr. Yakubu Dazhia, has told a Lagos High Court, Igbosere that aircrafts are not supposed to fly over a congested area at a minimum of 1,000 feet.

The witness, who narrated this before Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo during the ongoing trial of the Registered Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) and others involved in the collapse of SCOAN building in 2014, said further that no aircraft should fly 300 metres between the aircraft and the highest obstacle in a congested area.

Led by counsel for the Registered Trustees of SCOAN, Mr. Olalekan Ojo (SAN), the witness said that an aircraft flew “very close” to SCOAN building before it collapsed on September 12, 2014, killing 116 people.

He said the distance between the aircraft and the tallest building in that area should not be less than 1,000ft.

Dazhia told court that he is an aircraft engineer, aviation consultant and airline operator. He noted that the plane had been identified as a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Hercules C130 training aircraft.

His evidence was that, the plane was captured on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) flying well below the 1000 feet flight altitude recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The witness told the court that the ICAO recommended safe altitude for flight in a congested area such as Ikotun Egbe, where the collapsed SCOAN building was located, is 1,000ft.

Under cross-examination by Deputy Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dr. Babajide Martins, who questioned Dazhia’s competence and the genuineness of his doctorate degree, Dazhia agreed that although he had an engineering degree, his Ph.D “has nothing to do with aircraft engineering.”

The witness said that he was not an aircraft traffic controller, a bomb expert or accident investigator. Neither did he lodge any complaint about the incident to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Organisation (NCAO).

He was asked: “You didn’t inform the Air Force about your concern?”

Dazhia said: “You wanted them to gun me down, to kill me?”

The witness also agreed that measuring a plane’s altitude required special equipment. “An individual can’t do that with the naked eyes. Ikotun is a flight path,” he said.

Justice Lawal-Akapo adjourned further proceedings till March 14.

The Guardian

SCOAN Takes Over Responsibilities Of Deceased’s Dependants

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One of the survivors of the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), guest building, Taiwo Taiwo, on Thursday told a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere that the Church paid and took over the welfare of all the dependants of all the persons that died in the tragic incident.

Taiwo, who is testifying as a defence witness, also told the trial judge, Justice Lawal-Akapo that the Church has not failed at any time to carry out the obligations, towards the dependants of the deceased.

The Lagos State government is prosecuting the Registered Trustees of Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN) and the two engineers that constructed the collapsed building on a 111-count charges of criminal negligence, manslaughter and failure to obtain building permit.

116 persons, mostly foreigner on religious tourism to Nigeria, were killed in the tragic incident that occurred on September 12, 2014.

Other defendants in the case are: Oladele Ogundeji, Akinbela Fatiregun, Hardrock Construction and Engineering Company and Jandy Trust Limited.

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions said the defendants violated Section 75 of the Urban and Regional Planning Law of Lagos State 2010, as well as Section 222 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

When they were arraigned on April 19, 2016, they pleaded ‘not guilty.’

At the resumed hearing of the matter on Thursday, Taiwo who is a volunteer guest worker in the Church, said he arrived at the collapsed building at about 12noon, before the incident occurred.

The witness claimed that his duties were to see to the feeding, accommodation and welfare said he was at the dinning on ground floor preparing for guests’ lunch when he heard a thundering sound with a kind of horizontal light line moving across the walls.

The witness, led in evidence by Olalekan Ojo SAN, also said he was unconscious and was only rescued a day after the incident, adding that he felt burning sensation on his back and when he opened his eyes, the environment was dark.

He also stated that he never saw any crack in any part of the building while attending to guests on the other floors

Justice Lawal-Akapo, adjourned the case till today for continuation of trial.

 

Sources: Leadership Newspaper

Chairman NITP, Insists SCOAN Complied With Lagos Building Development Rules

plane buildingA lead witness in the ongoing trial involving The Synagogue Church of all Nation (SCOAN) and the Lagos State Government over the former’s collapsed building has said that what the church did was not against known practice of physical development in the state.

Mr. Adebisi Adedire, now chairman, Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos Chapter, who is also a consultant to Lagos state Government on physical planning matter, told the court that a builder can regularize its structure after building as the Law requires in Lagos State.

He made the statement last week at the resumed hearing of the suit instituted by the Lagos State Government against the church.

While he was being cross-examined by the lawyers from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, the town planner explained all the various procedure to be followed before a building is erected in the State, and in all its explanation the Church has complied in respect of the building, which collapsed Four years ago.

According to Adebisi any builder in Lagos state must have a building permit including other documents like survey certificate, certificate of occupancy, as well as development proposal.

He told the court that planning permit process gave automatic directives to a builder to develop a site as required by Law in the State.

The witness enlightened the court that the processes are done in Lagos state planning office, which would be followed by paying assessment fee.

He explained further that pre-screening is one of the first processes to undergo before taking physical possession of a land.

Regularization according to him is a form of enforcement from the state government. In essence it is a means where what is built as illegal now became legal after going through the process of regularization.

He noted that many buildings in Lagos state were built without following the due process.

Backing his claim, he cited a state government’s advertorial publication in March 2018 in national dailies calling for owners of buildings in the State who are yet to regularize to come forward and do so within six months without payment of any fee.

During the proceeding, counsels to the Synagogue Church adopted copies of the said publication as a relevant material to be used in the case and after a counter move against admittance of the court, the court, however, ruled in the favour of the church and admitted the document, which was presented by the church’s counsel, Olamilekan Ojo (SAN).

The building, built within the Church premises collapsed in 2014 after an alleged strange aircraft flew over the building. The matter has been adjourned to 6th and 7th December 2018.

 By Emmanuel Badejo

 

THOSE WHO TRY TO KILL US ARE ONLY HELPING US TO GO HOME AND REST

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IN MEMORY OF THE MARTYRS OF FAITH (SEPTEMBER 12, 2014)

“Whether we die young or old, what matters is the grace to continue living hereafter. It is now four years since our beloved brothers and sisters slept in the Lord. We must realise that their death is an unavoidable call – a call to our Heavenly home that no one can disobey.

Jesus said that if you do not take up your cross and deny yourself daily and perhaps even get killed for your belief in Him, you are not worthy of Him (Matthew 10:38, Matthew 16:24). The level at which satan attacks us seems to be equal to the level of our commitment to the Lord. I don’t think enough people understand this. If you are totally committed to God, He will take up satan’s challenge against you.

As soon as we make a true conversion, a commitment asking Jesus to purchase us, we become Jesus’ property. Then satan hates us the same way he hates Jesus. That is why the moment we are truly saved, we are engaged in a phenomenal battle (John 15:18-22). We cannot separate warfare from salvation. True salvation is going to put you into direct conflict with satan.

Many of us would say, “Why should I suffer or die? After all, Jesus won the victory on the Cross and suffered for me?” But the question we need to ask ourselves is, “What did Jesus say?” He said, “I have said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you” (John 15:20).

Anyone who claims that he does not have to suffer because Jesus did it for him is indirectly saying that he is greater than his Master. He is actually contradicting what Jesus said. Basically, we need to give up our lives here on earth and gain eternal life in Heaven. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we are accepting citizenship in Heaven and death here on earth.

Once Christ purchases us, we become aliens here on earth and there is a barrier between us and everything here on earth. We are servants, we simply obey the command of our Master. We do not decide what suffering we must bear.

Many people have been serving the Lord fervently and have come into difficult life situations because of being mistreated by either wicked men or carnal Christians. The truth is that they have been treated unjustly. But to become offended would only fulfil the enemy’s purpose of getting them out of the will of God. If you stay free from offence, you will stay in God’s will. If you become offended, you will be taken captive by the enemy to fulfil his own purpose and will.

If we are Christ’s followers, we must follow His example. If He could forgive the people who were killing Him, we can certainly find a way to forgive those who hurt us. When we cannot forgive, we hurt ourselves more than anyone. Nursing a grudge damages our heart. Life is too short to waste our time on things that have no lasting value or significance.

From eternity’s perspective, death is not a period; it is only a comma because of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. When a believer dies, he goes into glory, where there is no conflict. Heaven is our home. A man may die young yet be satisfied with living but a wicked man is not satisfied even with long life.

Those who try to kill us are only helping us to go home and rest. But those who send us home will go into further conflict; they will have more questions to answer than when they were alive. The wicked seem to prosper now and live without a care but they will spend eternity in terror and despair.

How can we honour the memory of the martyrs of faith? Endeavour by the grace of God to live for the Lord and give yourself to the needs of others.

Romans 14:8 – “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”

What a blessed memorial!

How do I end this write-up? Here, I drop my pen.”

Prophet T.B. Joshua

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ACP– Aircraft Flew Over Synagogue’s Building Before Tumbling Down

An Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr Alaba Haruna, on Friday 11, May 2018 told a Lagos High Court that an aircraft flew over Synagogue Church of All Nations building at Ikotun-Egbe, a Lagos suburb,  just before it collapsed on Sept. 12, 2014, killing 116 people.

He said one of his patrol teams observed an aircraft flying low over the church and other buildings in the premises.

Haruna testified before Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo of an Igbosere High Court on Lagos Island as a defence witness in the trial of the registered trustees of the church and four others.

The church opened its defence in a one-count charge of building without approval brought against it by the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) following the dismissal of its no-case submission on March 8, 2016.

The other defendants are the two engineers who built the building: Messrs Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun, and their companies, Hardrock Construction and Engineering Company and Jandy Trust Ltd.

Apart from the trustees’ one-count charge, the other defendants are facing a 110-count bordering on involuntary manslaughter.

Newsmen report that Haruna, Area Commander of the Eastern Ports Command, Port Harcourt, Rivers, was the Divisional Police Officer at Ikotun-Egbe at the time the building collapsed.

He was led in evidence by the trustees counsel, Mr Oluseye Diyan.

Haruna said: “On that fateful day on Sept.12, 2014 at 12.30 p.m., there was a radio communication from the police control room at Ikeja that they were receiving calls from the public of an aircraft flying at low altitude over the church.

“I was directed by the Area Command to confirm the incident and monitor the aircraft’s activities.

“I wanted to go out and direct my men to watch out for the aircraft when I received another report of an airplane flying at a very low altitude. I went outside but I couldn’t see it, by that time it had gone.

“I received a call later from Insp. Lucky Ugbaja, stationed at the church that one of the church’s buildings had collapsed.”

According to him, the radio room had earlier radioed the Police Airport Command to confirm whether it was carrying out any activity in the church vicinity.

Haruna said when he arrived at the church’s premises there was a large crowd and the few policemen there were trying to manage the situation.

He said onlookers kept trooping in and the crowd spilled to the roads outside the church, causing serious gridlock.

“We were overwhelmed,” Haruna told the judge, adding that he called for more policemen and were provided.

According to him, the floors of the collapsed building were lying one on the other, ” the church members and others at the scene were engaged in rescue operations.

“Those I met there were church worshipers; they were bringing out so many people from under the rubble. Most of the victims were alive. Some were injured, some were not.

“Later the Red Cross, Life Savers, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) arrived and joined us in the rescue.”

He said the rescue mission lasted about seven days.

During cross-examination by the prosecutor, Dr Babajide Martins, Haruna insisted that he could not recall any instance when LASEMA officials or the then Commissioner for Physical Planning, Mr Toyin Ayinde, were prevented by the church members from gaining access to the site of the collapsed building.

He said: “Apart from the LASEMA GM who said he had a herculean task passing through the crowd, no other had problems passing through.

When Martins asked him why he concluded that the rescuers were church members or worshipers, Haruna said: “Commonsense suggests that they were.”

Following the prosecution’s application for an adjournment, Justice Lawal-Akapo adjourned further proceedings until June 28.

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FULL FOOTAGE: SCOAN Building Collapse

“Right from the beginning of my life, people will lie against me – but they will still come back to the truth. My life has been like that. That is a good life – for people to lie against you first before they realise the truth.” – T.B. Joshua

T.B. JOSHUA: MURDER IN THE CHURCH (PART 2)

I have many friends in the intelligence agencies both within Nigeria and outside. I was at Harrow School, Kelly College and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom with many that ended up in M15 and M16 and their sister agencies all over the world and we are friends till today.

Most of them are decent, law-abiding patriots whose purpose is simply to ensure that their country is safe and that its citizens are well-protected.

One of them, who is a good friend of mine till today and who actually heads a formidable and weĺl-known intelligence agency, recently told me that he sees his country as a plane that is in mid-flight which is being flown and piloted by the politicians and whoever may be the President, Head of State or Prime Minister at any given point in time.

He said the role of the intelligence services is to ensure that the engine of that plane runs well and that it does not overheat or knock whilst the flight is in motion and whilst the plane is in mid-air.

This is a profound description and eloquent testimony of what the intelligence agencies are meant to do. And all over the world most of them do it very well.

These are mostly courageous and patriotic men and women who live in the grey areas of our mutual existence, who operate in the murky world of secrecy and subtefuge, who do jobs and carry out operations that few of us can do, who are hardly celebrated and who are mostly unsung yet who do such a great job at keeping us safe and who carry out such a vital and critical role. Without them we would be lost.

There is, however, also a darker side. I say this because, generally speaking, these are people that are obsessed with secrecy and haunted by some of the atrocities that they and their friends and associates may have commited in the past.

A few of them are cold-blooded and have multiple personalities. Worse still they are almost sociopathic in nature. They have no feeling, empathy or sympathy for their targets, their victims, the subjects of their enquiries or the objects of their interest.

Most relevant of all is the fact that they do not always operate within the confines and parameters of the law.

Sometimes they do the most hideous and barbaric things which is why their oath and culture of secrecy unto death is so vital.

They can be very nice and pleasant on the surface but below that they are utterly ruthless and exceptionally dangerous.

Their Nigerian counterparts are no different and I have worked closely with many of them over the years.

As it is with all intelligence agents and spies,

deception and deceit is their language and their loyalty is, more often than not, to the state than to their friends and family members.

That is their training and I guess no-one can blame them for that. Finally they operate like a cult and they literally have their own strange code of conduct and coded language which is exclusive to them.

Yet despite this chilling and grim analysis quite a few of them are humane and decent people who have a deep sense of what is right and wrong and who, more often than not, wish to make amends for some of the horrific things they have done or witnessed in the past.

It was from a few of those that share this kind, generous and charitable disposition that I was given the true picture of things and the relevant information about what really happened to Prophet T.B. Joshua’s church and how and why it was brought down.

I will not mention their names but I will tell their story. And that story is as follows.

They told me why the operation was carried out, how those involved covered it up and how they attempted to hit TB Joshua the second time but failed.

They told me that it was the same group of operatives that were behind the fatal “crash” of General Patrick Azazi’s (the former National Security Advisor) helicopter and how Governor Patrick Yakowa (the Governor of Kaduna state) was purposely lured on that helicopter in order for them to literally “kill two birds with one stone”.

They told me how the operation was conducted by rogue elements in the intelligence agencies without the knowledge of Mr. Eta Ekpeyong, the head of the Department of State Security (DSS) at the time who was totally loyal to Jonathan but with the knowledge and support of a handful of disloyal and ruthless senior operatives from other arms of the intelligence agencies who provided the logistics, hardware, man-power and funding for the operation.

They told me that there was a foreign component to the whole affair which I will touch on in part 3 of this essay.

They told me that there was a religious dimension to the whole affair and about how a group of fifth columists within the security agencies in Jonathan’s government had sworn that they would destabilise his government and either kill him or stop him from coming back in 2015 and how they assisted the then opposition by providing them with sensitive and often false information to use against the government.

Their view was that the country must not be ruled by a Southerner or a Christian and that Jonathan must be stopped at all costs.

T.B. Joshua’s crime was that he knew too much and that he was secrety exposing their plans to those that cared for Jonathan. He needed to be discredited, stopped, “kept busy”, rubbished or permanently silenced.

In part 3 of this essay I will go much futher into this matter and expose far more about this issue but for now two things remains clear.

That firstly the entire horrendous episode and the terrible tragedy that occured in T.B. Joshua’s church must be revisited and properly investigated by the security agencies with a view to bringing the real perpetrators, and not their victims and targets, to justice.

And that secondly the Nigerian people would do well to question ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that their government (and I mean ALL governments and not just the Buhari administration) tells them about such events or that they read, watch or listen to in what President Donald Trump so eloquently describes as the “mainstream media” (MSM).

At this point readers may ask, do intelligence agencies and governments actually kill people? Unfortunately the answer to that question is “yes, they do”.

This is especially so when they believe it is in the national security interest to do so or when they want to discredit or weaken the government that they purport to serve.

It is also pertinent to note that when they do these horrendous things they always look for someone else or some innocent group of people to use as scapegoats, to blame it on and to carry the can.

Many innocent people have either gone to jail or have been executed as consequence of this.

One should also note that oftentimes they use violent criminal networks and bloodthirsty gangsters to do their dirty work for them.

In return they give such men of the underworld official protection and sometimes even funding.

Consequently when we hear that people were eliminated by the local mafia, a group of armed robbers or any other criminal gang, they may well have done so at the behest of one of the intellingence agencies and they would have been well paid for it.

As the great writer and analyst David Icke often says, “nothing is ever as it seems or appears”.

This is the way things work in the dark “cloak and dagger” world of intelligence and espionage and this is the way things are done by what has come to be known and universally described as “the system”.

In the parlance of that murky world they call such practices “extreme measures”, “special ops” or “black ops” and those that actually carry out such operations (i.e. the footsoldiers that actually pull the triggers or detonate the bombs) are referred to as “wet boys” because what they do is not only deadly but also wet and messy.

It is a universal practice and it is something that is well-known to anyone that has ever been in the inner circles or corridors of power. It is also utterly evil and godless.

We shall look into their modus operandi in more depth with special reference to what happened in TB Joshua’s Church in the third and final part of this contribution. (TO BE CONTINUED).

BY Femi Fani-Kayode

T.B. JOSHUA: MURDER IN THE CHURCH (PART 1)

A few weeks ago I tweeted that I would write an essay about the bombing of a building at Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua’s Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).

Though I have been writing essays and contributing to the public discourse for over 27 years, I have never received the number of threats from known and unknown sources as I did after that tweet.

Yet I am not deterred. As a matter of fact such threats always strenghen my resolve to stand firm, do the right thing and dig even deeper.

I am a servant of truth and the voice of the voiceless: I cannot be intimidated and I will not be silenced.

Part of my calling is to speak truth to power, to stand up for the oppressed and to speak up for the victims of barbarity, persecution, wickedness and injustice and I will not shy away from doing so on this occassion.

Prophet TB Joshua started his ministry 30 years ago in 1987 when he founded his Church. He is a strong and credible voice in the Body of Christ in Nigeria.

He is a respected and much-loved Christian leader who is doing great works and wonders for the Kingdom of God both in and outside of our country. He is reverred in many nations in the world, including numerous countries in South America, South East Asia, Africa, Europe, the far East, Israel, Lebanon, India and the United States of America where he is a regular visitor that is welcomed and received with much love and enthuisiasm.

Such is his following that it is on record that out of every 10 foreigners that visit Nigeria every year, 6 of them have come to spend time in T.B. Joshua’s Church and receive ministration from him.

Yet despite all these laudable achievements it is clear that he has many enemies.

I am not a member of his Church, I have never worshipped there and neither do I have any reason to defend him or to speak up for him other than the fact that, in my humble opinion, in this particular case and matter, he and his Church members are undoubtedly the primary targets and victims of injustice, wickedness and what can only be described as nothing less than pre-meditated and cold-blooded mass murder.

They are also the subjects of one of the greatest cover-ups in Nigerian history and of a massive and well-orchestrated disinformation campaign.

It says a lot for him, his resilience, his ministry, his calling, his members and the enormous amount of strength and grace that he enjoys from the Living God that, despite the sheer hell that he has been put through as a consequence of these ugly events and tragic affair, he has refused to be broken or silenced.

Rather than capitulate he has risen to the occasion, gone from strength to strength, stoically accepted the numerous challenges that he has been faced with and stood firm in the preaching of the gospel and in the battle against the Kingdom of darkness.

He has also refused to be cowed and instead has stood-by, comforted and assisted the families of those who lost their loved ones in this brutal attack as best as he could.

The truth is that whether his detractors wish to admit it or not, T.B. Joshua has weathered the storm well and he remains one of the most respected and celebrated Pastors and men of God in Nigeria today and certainly one of the most internationally-acknowledged and acclaimed of them all.

The truth is that there is nothing that is ordinary about this man. It appears that the more his haters (and there are many of them in Nigeria) throw bricks at him and seek his downfall, the more he grows, prospers and increases. Only God can do this for any human being.

Like those that are healed of numerous ailments by the Holy Spirit in his Church, his strength and survival and his uncanny readiness and ability to continue to spread love and charity to the poor, the weak, the challenged, the despised and the helpless all over the world, regardless of his own personal challenges, is not only exemplary but also borders on the miraculous.

The truth is that if the events that I am about to describe had happened to ANY other person or man of God in this country I am not sure that they would have been able to survive it.

To all intents and purposes Joshua is a mystery. He is a modern-day enigma.

He is a profoundly good man whose humility is second to none, who is deeply courageous and who is filled with the light and power of the Spirit of God.

Yet his towering status, his selfless ministry and his good works is hardly the point here. If what he was subjected to three years ago had happened to anyone else and if the details were brought to my attention I would have written about it and exposed it in exactly the same way that I am about to do now.

Today I present the first and second parts of this essay. I have almost finished part three, which is the most telling of them all and, once done, I will release it after those whose names that I have mentioned have been duly consulted and informed.

Here I have written what I believe is the truth. I have risked my life and the life of my sources by doing so but I have no regrets.

It is for us to do as we are led by the Holy Spirit and it is for God to protect us. I leave all to Him and I give Him the glory.

Here we go.

One of the single greatest atrocities perpetuated by rogue elements in our intelligence agencies in modern history was the blowing up of a guest house in Prophet TB Joshua’s church which resulted in the death of approximately 116 people, most of whom were foreigners. This took place on September 12th 2014.

The perpertrators of this utterly barbaric act were the same people that covertly and cleverly spun the tale that the building collapsed as a result of a weak foundation and fed that pernicious lie to a gullible and easily manipulated Nigerian media.

As trusting as ever, the Nigerian people bought this hideous mendacity lock, stock and barrel whilst many prominent clerics and Church leaders who were envious of Joshua’s rising profile, power and popularity revelled in the lie and helped to preach, spread, perpetuate and consolodate it.

They argued that the building was built without the relevant permits and conveniently overlooked the fact that, according to my sources at Alausa, Lagos state, between 60 and 70 percent of buildings in the environs and suburbs of Lagos state either never had a building permit in the first place, procured one only after the relevant building was constructed or have fake ones which were procured through bribes.

That being the case it seems strange that far many more buildings have not collapsed in Lagos if the assumption is that they ALL have weak foundations.

The “weak foundation as a consequence of no building permit theory” appears to me to be implausible. In my view it lacks credibility and it is in fact a false and fake narrative.

This was not the cause of the tragedy and the real cause was far more sinister and macabre than that.

The motive for the attack was to silence and discredit Joshua who, by that time, had become a thorn in the flesh of many within the corridors of power simply because he was exposing the deepest secrets about what was going on in the country and those who were covertly working against former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He went as far as to prophesy and predict everything that would happen in the 2015 election which was scheduled to hold two years later, with great accuracy, if President Goodluck Jonathan did not remove certain people (whose names were mentioned) within his government and inner circle.

The counsel was put on record and when I was doing my research for this write up I actually read the transcripts of this interesting discourse and I was utterly amazed at the accuracy of his predictions.

The attack involved the use of certain members of our intelligence agencies who used a large remote-controlled drone to fly over the building and who then activated an explosive device which had been planted in the building days earlier with the drone.

There is a video on Youtube of the drone hovering at very close range over the building three times just before it collapsed. I urge readers to look for it and view it. HERE

After the third time the entire building collapsed like a pack of cards. This was AFTER a loud explosion, which was clearly heard by many of the survivors within and outside of the building, shattered the tranquility, peace and silence of the structure and blew out its foundations.

Sadly many people were killed and even more were badly injured. This was Nigeria’s own 911 but unlike the real 911 the victims were never properly celebrated or mourned and the perpertrators were never identified or brought to justice.

The whole thing appears to have been covered up and those in high places in the intelligence agencies at the time, having discovered that this was yet another rogue operation by a group of fifth columnists within the security apparatus who were keen on silencing the Presidents friends and who wanted to use the operation to embarass and terrify their perceived enemies and adversaries, decided to brush the whole thing under the carpet and keep it quiet.

The trauma that the families that lost their loved ones suffered, most of whom were South Americans, Europeans, white South Africans and other foreigners was harrowing and unimaginable and the outrage that was expressed by the Nigerian public as a consequence of it was, rightly, unprecedented.

Even greater and more pronuonced was the pain, anguish and deep sense of loss of Prophet TB Joshua himself and members of his SCOAN Church who were utterly devastated by this horrendous and tragic event, this inexplicable slaughter and this frightful and unexpected loss of the lives of their friends, colleagues, loved ones and Church members.

Such was the outrage from members of the public in Lagos as a result of the matter that the Federal and State Governments felt that they had to act fast in order to manage the fall-out from the whole ugly episode.

And this is where things went badly wrong. In a typical Nigerian manner, instead of digging deep and patiently trying to establish the relevant facts and setting in motion a forensic-based and professional investigation, the security agencies looked for a scapegoat, turned on the man of God, made him the subject of a criminal investigation and claimed that the building collapsed because it had weak foundations and because it had not been properly built.

They ignored all the evidence that suggested that there was far more to the matter than that and instead sold this unlikely and utterly absurd narrative and dummy to the Nigerian people and the international community.

They then proceeded to initiate criminal proceedings against Joshua and some of his Church members and sought to discredit, disgrace, shame and utterly destroy him.

With this they had managed to divert attention away from the real cause of the collapse of the building, they had found an easy and convenient scapegoat and consequently the real perpertrators managed to escape any form of suspicion or scrutiny. (TO BE CONCLUDED).

BY Femi Fani-Kayode

‘T.B. Joshua’s church was bombed!!!’ – Femi Fani Kayode

Fani kayode gejNigeria’s former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, has made a staggering revelation on Facebook about the building that fatally collapsed within The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations premises in September 2014.

According to Kayode, “There are strong speculations that Prophet T.B. Joshua’s church was brought down by a remote-control device and not a faulty foundation”.

The famed lawyer’s shocking statement stands in contrast to the position of the Lagos State Government, which has been fighting a prolonged legal battle insisting the building collapsed due to structural faults.

The Nigerian politician added that the helicopter which tragically killed Kaduna Governor Patrick Yakowa and Nigeria’s former national security advisor, Gen Azazi, in 2012 was “brought down by a similar device and by the same people”.

femi kayode facebookThe fiery advocate surmised that forces from within the then Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s intelligence were the brains behind both tragedies.

“They were inspired, sponsored and encouraged by certain forces from outside government,” he said. “The objective was to weaken Jonathan and ultimately to get him out of power.”

He then opined that the current travails of another Nigerian Pastor, Apostle Johnson Suleman, were also orchestrated by the same group.

From the onset, T.B. Joshua insisted that structural defects were not the cause of the incident, noting that a military aircraft encircled the building several times before its sudden collapse.

CCTV footage of the deadly collapse, showing the swiftness and straightness of its uncanny descent, went viral on YouTube, giving room to speculations that some form of ‘controlled demolition’ was responsible.

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian writer (chuk.njoku@gmail.com)

Former Aviation Minister Insists Military Plane Brought Down Synagogue Building

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Chife Femi Fani Kayode

A Nigerian former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has come out to made shocking revelations regarding the Friday, September 12th, 2014, Synagogue Church of All Nation, SCOAN’s building collapse that lead to the death of 126 persons, mostly South Africans pilgrims.

The former minister of Aviation in a series of Tweets and Facebook post on his social media page claimed to have carried out investigations into the collapse and is willing to expose the people behind it.

plane buildingHe further noted that there was a reason behind the plane which hovered around the church before its collapse on that fateful day; the target was T.B Joshua and his success.

This was his statements: “The truth about the mysterious plane that hovered over Prophet TB Joshua’s Church before it collapsed and killed 126 people will soon be out.

I’m still doing the research before writing and it is blowing my mind. One thing is clear the plane brought down the building and the target was TB Joshua and his great success.

This was an evil and cruel act and I intend to expose those that were behind it.”

Also, read his tweets below:

femi fani kayode tweets

SCOAN Building Collapse and T.B. Joshua’s Enduring Global Profile

Who is TB JoshuaWhat remains unusual since the SCOAN Collapse building incident is the way the Ministry has been handling the crisis and the disposition of Prophet T.B Joshua towards the issue. We cannot remember when last T.B. Joshua raised any concern in the SCOAN live Sunday service about the building collapse incident. The level of calmness and confidence the prophet has shown is the strongest message so far to the world and those behind the building collapsed that the truth will surely prevail.

They said an honest man has nothing to fear. Prophet T.B. Joshua has proven his honesty as far as the SCOAN building Collapse issue is concerned. The Prophet has shown to the world that he has nothing to fear because his Ministry is the victim and the truth will definitely be unveiled. The SCOAN never allowed Coronal Oyetade Komolafe’s one-sided verdict that was later declared illegal by a competent court of jurisdiction and fake news by the press to affect their focus instead, SCOAN has been making good use of the situation to boost the Ministry profile by confirming the indisputable truth in the heart of the independent minds that indeed Prophet T.B. Joshua is a true Prophet of God that has been assigned to expose and stand against the evil in our world. The powerful evil forces are coming after his life and Ministry because the Prophet is watching over the world and exposing the evil-doers amongst men.

It is no longer a hidden truth that powerful elements in authorities has been working tirelessly to cover the SCOAN attack and has shown they are adamant to the truth, despite the uncut evidence that points to sabotage. The facts remain that no matter the high level of conspiracies by the powers that be, everything will work together for the good of the Church and the Gospel of Christ must be preached all over the world with Power. The handwriting is there on the wall just waiting for the manifestation.

Sometimes God allows evildoers to have their way so we can appreciate the good amongst us. Those with a pure spirit and true Christians that are led by the biblical principle of LOVE knows what Prophet T.B. Joshua and the SCOAN are going through right now from the world and its established institutions are scriptural. True Messengers of God with the world redemption mission are always victims of injustice from the powers that be. The same people that falsely accused Christ Jesus influenced His sentenced as well as killed Him. So why should any believer be moved by the same worldly institution that succeeded in attacking the church, accused the body of Christ of wrongdoing and at the same time want to influence the sentence against the victims of oppression, because the grace of God upon the life and Ministry of the Prophet is beyond their reach and comprehension.

The Ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua stands out among others. God has continued to use the Prophet extraordinarily to positively shape the lives of many around the world. The unique grace of God upon the life and Ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua is what attracts hatred and envy towards the Prophet, just as our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in His days on earth, which led evil doers to conspire among themselves to crucify Him.

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A South African SCOAN Visitor Captured the Strange Aircraft on Camera

They thought the SCOAN guest house collapse incident and the consistent negative Press would destroy the reputation of Prophet T.B. Joshua and affect the SCOAN popularity, unfortunately to them that was not the case, the incident has attracted the attention of the world to the Prophet’s Ministry. If the devil knows that the death of Christ means the redemption of the world from his grip, do you think he would be foolish to allow it? The incident has technically been used to build the profile of the Prophet Globally, especially among those (the independent minds) that knows the truth and have continued to monitor the events that have been unfolding since the building collapse incident.

It is no longer news that foreign missions have continued to seek the Prophet to come visit their respective countries and hold mega crusades in their nations. Are these foreign missions not aware of the building collapse, the military airplane, the CCTV footage that captured the collapse, Coronal Oyetade Komolafe’s one-sided verdict, negative Press and the stands of the Prophet?

Due to the shameless way the Lagos authorities has been handling the SCOAN guest house collapse incident, some foreign missions even wants the Prophet T.B. Joshua to relocate to their respective countries and continue his ministry there if the need arises.

To those who are in authorities and are privileged to be in the position to place culpability where it should be, always bear this in mind that the world is watching. The future is a mystery; our role today will determine our future.

Building Collapse, T.B. Joshua Sent Condolences Message to the Reigners Bible Church

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

The Ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua has through the Church official Facebook page sent a condolence message to the entire members, friends and family of those that lost their love once in the Reigners Bible church, Building collapsed in Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria.

The Prophet also sympathies with the government and people of the state.

Bellow is the condolence message from Prophet as posted in the ministry official Facebook page:

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FROM T.B. JOSHUA TO REIGNERS BIBLE CHURCH, AKWA-IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

We at Emmanuel TV and The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations express our deepest condolences to the government and people of Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria, and Reigners Bible Church. We especially commiserate with the families, friends and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the tragic incident which occurred on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

It is important to realise that the manner in which a person dies does not matter; what counts is the life you live. All of the Apostles of old died in unique ways as martyrs of faith, paying the supreme price to bring us the Gospel.

Continuing to trust God is the only way to get ready for the things we are not ready for. You need not fear where you are going when you know God is going with you. If you are prepared to die, you are prepared to live.

Death to a believer is his release from the imprisonment of this world and his departure to the enjoyment of another. Those who are born from above long to be there! This means physical death only enhances our spiritual transition toward God, for when we die in the body we continue to live in the spirit.

May the Almighty God console all and give courage and strength to bear the grievous losses. Our God is faithful and true, a Rock against which you can lean your faith, even as the winds of mourning howl around you.

This kind gesture by Prophet T.B. Joshua has again shown to the world his Godly character and proof of his genuine calling as a true Man of God. This shown that the Prophet is free from hatred and malice.

Remember that this same building collapse incident happened in the SCOAN. Instead for condolences and show of sympathy to be extended to Prophet T.B. Joshua and his ministry, he was called all sort of unkind names. Even fellow Minister of the Gospel that supposed to stand for the Prophet and show love to him, keep mute over the sad incident and allowed him to fight the battle alone. Even the Military Airplane that is responsible for the collapes, no one is talking about it instead, the authority are calling for the persecution of the innocent building contractors. Till date the issue is still in the court.

Believers in the household of God are supposed to be their brothers keeper not rejoicing in the downfall of their fellow brethren. Because no matter our spiritual level, no one is above temptations. Our common enemy is the devil not our fellow brethren.

We pray for the unity of the Church. Amen!

SCOAN 9/12 BUILDING COLLAPSE, WHAT WE OUGHT TO KNOW

As much as we pay tribute to our late brothers and sisters I think it will be important to remind the ignorant mass of what happened that fateful day. We all know that what happened on 9/12 wasn’t a structural failure but controlled demolition. Those responsible are trying by all means to hide the truth but one day in God’s time, they will be exposed. God almighty will vindicate the SCOAN and its founder, Prophet T.B. Joshua. Be blessed as you read in Jesus’name:

On September 12, 2014, a six-storey building suddenly collapsed on the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) located in Ikotun in Lagos State, south-west Nigeria

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Reasons for the explosion

Various reasons have been postulated for the collapse of the building. This has also led to the Lagos State government setting up a judicial investigating panel to find out the true cause of the collapse. Both the church and the Lagos State government have put forward different reasons for the collapse of the building.

The Lagos State government said the reason for the collapse was poor construction standards used by the church’s engineers, and the church has attributed the collapse to a terrorist attack with explosives and a controlled demolition.

Having looked at all the reasons and visited the scene of the collapse, and analysed the video footage of the preceding moments before the collapse of the structure, one can deduce that the collapse resulted from a high energy infra-sound absorption by the building leading to a high energy resonance of the constituent atoms of the building.

This is even more accurate based on the fact that all other options being put forward were eliminated scientifically; creating what appears to be a mystery due to limited knowledge surrounding the collapse of the building.

Structural failure

The structural failure option cannot hold scientifically because, upon the inspection of the building, it was observed that the foundation columns were still intact, with no stress or cracks on the steel and concrete pillars protruding from the earth. This was also confirmed by the laboratory tests done by the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory.

The CCTV footage showed a collapse that is not consistent with other known buildings that have collapsed as a result of structural failure. The controlled demolition/placement of explosives theory cannot also hold because when the word controlled demolition is used, it elicits a set of known protocols which cannot be executed clandestinely.

Analysis of the video footage indicated the absence of any chemical explosives, due to the absence of a thermal shock wave and its attendant sudden rise in temperature. There was an absence of carbonation from expected combustion and burning of the structure and surrounding buildings and tents.

Consequently, I am 100 per cent certain that samples taken from the debris for chemical explosives residue analysis will return NEGATIVE.

Infrasound

Infrasound, sometimes referred to as low-frequency sound, is lower in frequency than 20 Hertz or cycles per second. Hearing becomes gradually less sensitive as frequency decreases, so for humans to perceive infrasound, the sound pressure must be sufficiently high.

The ear is the primary organ for sensing infrasound, but at higher intensities, it is possible to feel infrasound vibrations in various parts of the body. The study of such sound waves is referred to as INFRASONIC, covering sounds beneath 20 Hz down to 0.001 Hz.This frequency range is utilised for monitoring earthquakes, charting rock and petroleum formations below the earth and studying the mechanics of the heart.

In the military application, infrasound is exploited for its weapon capabilities and was used by the allies in World War I to locate artillery. They include highly directional devices which can transmit painful, audible sound into an individual’s ear at great distances and infrasonic generators which can shoot acoustic projectiles hundreds of metres, causing a blunt impact upon a target.

Infra-sound as a powerful ultra low frequency weapon could be directional and tenable, penetrating buildings and vehicles. High intensity infra-sound could induce disorientation and reduced sensory motor functions. The highest levels can cause a person’s bones to resonate, which can be quite painful.

Resonance

To understand how sound can become a deadly weapon of destruction, a review of the resonance principle was looked at. All of the chemical reactions in the cells of living organisms or in non-living materials at the atomic level are caused by the electromagnetic oscillations, pulsations and vibrations, which are collectively referred to as vibrational frequencies.

Once resonance has been achieved, an energy exchange takes place on the surface of the membrane of each cell or atom. If the source of energy is more powerful, it directly impacts the targeted material, resulting in a biological reaction or in this case a physical one.

Resonance can be induced electromagnetically by an infrasonic pulse generator, which can establish a link, for instance, to a building such as the SCOAN’s that collapsed

Once this connection occurs, the power level of the generator can be increased, which will automatically transfer the energy to the building. If the power or intensity level is high or very high, the building can suffer a crumbling collapse

Conclusion

As it is, it can be concluded scientifically that there was no explosives in the building when it collapsed upon the post blast analysis done. It can also be true to safely say the said building didn’t come down as a result of structural failure, because its collapse was not consistent with known cases of building collapsing structurally, coupled with the fact that the foundational pillars showed no sign of stress so far.

So, what caused the building to collapse? It’s been known that sonic and infrasonic weapons exist. It’s also known in the weapons research community that certain nations had taken it to the next level.How high that level is I do not know, but certainly science tells us that infrasound weaponised with high enough intensity can cause vibrations to structures at the atomic level, causing the kind of destruction we saw on the SCOAN premises.

This article was last published in the International Journal of Scientific Research Paul Biedomo Iguniwei is a lecturer at the Kaduna Polytechnic College of Science and Technology, Applied Science Department. He is also an MSc Student of Material Science and Explosives at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Post-Graduate School. Kaduna, Nigeria.

WTC Building #7, a 47-story high-rise not hit by an airplane, exhibited all the characteristics of classic controlled demolition with explosives:

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For the video clip go to http://www1.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/872-freefall-and-building-7-on-911

WTC Building #7, a 47-story high-rise not hit by an airplane, exhibited all the characteristics of classic controlled demolition with explosives:

  1. Rapid onset of collapse
  2. Sounds of explosions
  3. Symmetrical structural failure
  4. Free-fall acceleration through the path of what was the greatest resistance
  5. Imploded, collapsing completely, landing almost in its own footprint
  6. Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic
  7. Expert corroboration from the top European controlled demolition professional
  8. Foreknowledge of “collapse” by media, NYPD, FDNY

In the aftermath of WTC7’s destruction, strong evidence of demolition using incendiary devices was discovered:

  1. FEMAfinds rapid oxidation and intergranular melting on structural steel samples
  2. Several tonnes of molten metal reported by numerous highly qualified witnesses
  3. Chemical signature of the incendiary thermite found in solidified molten metal, and dust samples

WTC7 exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire:

  1. Slow onset with large visible deformations
  2. Asymmetrical collapse which follows the path of least resistance (laws of conservation of momentum would cause a falling, to the side most damaged by the fires)
  3. Evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel
  4. High-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer lasting fires have never collapsedwtc building explode

As seen in this revealing photo, the Twin Towers’ destruction exhibited all of the characteristics of destruction by explosives:

  1. Destruction proceeds through the path of greatest resistance at nearly free-fall acceleration
  2. Improbable symmetry of debris distribution
  3. Extremely rapid onset of destruction
  4. Over 100 first responders reported explosions and flashes
  5. Multi-ton steel sections ejected laterally
  6. Mid-air pulverization of 90,000 tons of concrete & metal decking
  7. Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic-like clouds
  8. 1200-foot-diameterdebris field: no “pancaked” floors found
  9. Isolated explosive ejections 20–40 stories below demolition front
  10. Total building destruction: dismemberment of steel frame
  11. Several tons of molten metal found under all 3 high-rises
  12. Evidence of thermite incendiaries found by FEMA in steel samples
  13. Evidence of explosives found in dust samples

The three high-rises exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire:

  1. Slow onset with large visible deformations
  2. Asymmetrical collapse which follows the path of least resistance (laws of conservation of momentum would cause a falling, intact, from the point of plane impact, to the side most damaged by the fires)
  3. Evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel
  4. High-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer-lasting fires have never collapsed

Free-fall

Perhaps the most important piece of evidence that Building 7 was brought down by controlled demolition is the building’s downward acceleration at absolute free-fall, with sudden onset, for the first few seconds of its collapse.

As documented in the video footage of Building 7’s collapse, the building traveled downward at free-fall acceleration, with sudden onset, for over 100 feet, over a period of approximately 2.5 seconds, based on measurements at the northeast corner of the building. This fact of a period of absolute free-fall was acknowledged by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in its final report on Building 7, which was issued in November 2008.1 In its draft report for public comment, in August, 2008, NIST had claimed that Building 7’s downward motion was 40 percent slower than free-fall, a statement which is blatantly untrue.2 NIST changed its characterization of Building 7’s downward motion after a high school physics teacher posted a direct measurement of the motion of the building on YouTube3 and challenged NIST’s assertions in a public comment at NIST’s technical briefing.  The measurements incontrovertibly show Building 7 undergoing absolute free-fall.

The significance of free-fall is that a building cannot undergo free-fall if it is meeting any resistance from the structure below it. Any resistance from the structure below will slow the building’s descent.

In an attempt to deny that Building 7 underwent free-fall—before finally acknowledging free-fall in its final report—NIST’s Lead Investigator, Dr. Shyam Sunder, stated at NIST’s technical briefing that, “Free-fall time would be an object that has no structural components below it…[but, referring to Building 7]…There was structural resistance that was provided in this particular case. And you had a sequence of structural failures that had to take place and everything was not instantaneous.”4 Sunder is correctly explaining why free-fall could not happen in the case of a natural collapse. The fact that free-fall did occur is very strong evidence that this was not a natural collapse. NIST’s final report acknowledges 2.25 seconds of free-fall, described as a “more detailed” analysis, but continues incoherently to support its earlier 40% slower than free-fall analysis as well. NIST fails to deal in any way with the plain implications of free-fall.

The fact that Building 7 underwent free-fall means that none of the building’s potential energy was used to crush the structure below it. All of its potential energy was converted directly into energy of motion (kinetic energy), leaving no energy to do anything else. Therefore, the lower section of the building could not have been crushed by the falling section. The destruction of at least 8 stories of the lower section of the building had to have been accomplished by other means to allow the upper section of the building to fall through it in free-fall.

NIST’s theory is that the failure of a single column near the east end of the building caused neighbouring columns to fail in a progressive manner. This is contradicted by the observed simultaneous collapse across the entire width of the building, which fell with a level roofline. A progressive collapse mechanism would have led to a progression of failures, visible deformation of the building, and gradual, asymmetrical collapse. This is what NIST’s computer model shows, but it is not what was observed. What we observed was the sudden onset of free-fall across the entire width of the building, which can only be achieved by controlled demolition.

Dr. Sunder was correct to argue that the building should have fallen slower than free-fall if it was a natural collapse. That it fell at free-fall means that it was not.

Comparison of WTC Building 7 and SCOAN Collapsed Building

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comparing scoan wtc[1] National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7,” Washington, DC. November 2008. p.45 http://wtc.nist.gov/NCSTAR1/

[2] NIST, “Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 – Draft for Public Comment,” Washington, DC. August 2008. Chapter 3 p.41. http://wtc.nist.gov/media/NIST_NCSTAR_1A_for_public_comment.pdf

[3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVCDpL4Ax7I

[4] NIST WTC 7 Technical Briefing, August 26, 2008. http://911speakout.org/NIST_Tech_Briefing_Transcript.pdf Transcript p.16

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