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Mosque renamed to ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’ in Dubai



• Mary, Mother of Jesus Mosque

The Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has been renamed to ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’ which translates from Arabic to English as ‘Mary Mother of Jesus’.
The renaming of the mosque was ordered by Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi crown prince, “to consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions,” Gulf News reports.Reacting to the development, a senior chaplain at St Andrew’s Church, Andrew Thompson, was quoted as saying, “We are delighted that we are celebrating something that we have in common between both our faiths.

“Mary, as the mother of Jesus, is of course a holy, special figure in our communities. She is a woman who symbolises obedience to God.

“We look forward to growing in deeper understanding with our neighbours, and we celebrate with them the new name of the mosque,” Thompson said.

Jeramie Rinne, senior pastor of the Evangelical Community Church in Abu Dhabi, also hailed the news.

“Mohammad has made another generous gesture of religious tolerance in renaming the mosque.

“The UAE continues to set the pace in this region for peaceful coexistence and cooperation. We are very encouraged and feel blessed to be a part of this nation,” he said.A church in Al Ain was said to have recently opened its doors for Maghrib prayers.

Church workers reportedly laid down carpets on the wooden floor for over 200 Asian Muslim workers to say their prayers.


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Consecration and Enthronement of God’s Apostle, Deborah Macfoy Akachukwu, Ph.D.



Consecration and Enthronement of God’s Apostle, Deborah Macfoy Akachukwu, Ph.D.
• Dr. Deborah Macfoy Akachukwu

Dr. Deborah Macfoy Akachukwu, is the General Overseer of the Revival City International Christian Retreat and Conference Centre Enugu. She is a devoted servant of God that has dedicated her entire life to guarding the East gate and raising of God’s end time army in Enugu, South East, Nigeria, Africa and beyond.

On Saturday, the 25th day of November 2023, history was made as Deborah Macfoy Akachukwu – PhD was consecrated by Bishop Francis Wale Oke, National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). Bishop Oke who was assisted by several renowned Bishops like Bishop Felix Remi Adejumo, Presbyter, Bishop Oladapo Ogunsola and Bishop Obi Onubogu of the Rock Family Church among others, ordained Deborah as an Apostle.

What is most interesting and remarkable about her ordination is the fact that it came at a time the world is facing numerous challenges for which the children of God are clamouring for solutions and Divine intervention.
Dr. Deborah Macfoy Akachukwu is happily married to her loving and charming husband, Dr. Tony Akachukwu and they are happily blessed with three children.

Dr. Deborah is a born servant of God, called into the Teaching of undiluted word of God and ordained into the Apostolic ministry for the equipping of the Saints, raising of the end time revival army, propagating of the gospel across the world and equipping them for the forthcoming revival and the glorious coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A vision bearer of the Revival City International Christian Retreat and Conference Centre and commander of the end time revival army, she owns a mountain where over 20,000 people freely visit monthly for personal and corporate prayers and retreats. It is a serene and comfortable place with accommodation and good hospitality for the pilgrims. The accommodation is highly subsidized as a room goes for as low as N500 per night while a plate of food is dished at a paltry sum of  N100.

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Deborah Macfoy Akachukwu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Agric Education and Postgraduate Diplomas in Computer Science and Management. She also possess an MBA in Marketing, Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Marketing.
Her passion for territorial revival has fueled so many years of 24/7 prayer watch as well as radical Gospel Outreaches across Nigeria and Africa.

This quintessential Woman of God teaches God’s word with fervency and deep insight with many testimonies and evidences of salvation, healing, deliverance and restorations always pouring in as she redirects and reposition all manner of people into God’s ways.


She has over the years demonstrated an uncommon devotion for Bible Study, Deliverance, Revival, Restoration and Healing of lives and territories.

She has helped to build children of God from all walks of life, including children, teenagers, youth and adults, which is exemplified by her devotion to deep study of the Bible.  He total devotion to the service of the Kingdom compelled her to shut down her three successful businesses; all in pursuit after God and her destiny.

Her mission in the Establishment of the revival army is to deliver God’s mandate and to kindle the fire of revival in the hearts of men. She is also raising prophetic revival vessels who will boldly advance the revival Gospel and spread it over the nations of the earth, by dismantling and confounding satanic strongholds; thereby advancing the Kingdom of God.

Since 2004, this God anointed Icon has established several channels through which God’s children are revived and saved, by taking inspired Word of God into homes and cities across the nations of Africa and beyond.

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She has done this through the inauguration of Word Women Network in July, 2004. She went further to establish Word International Network (WIN), which later diversified into WIN satellite television series.

The inspired Word Series was a daily study of the Bible presented by Dr. Deborah herself and transmitted on Enugu State Television where voices were raised for African men and women.

Dr. Deborah is not only involved in religious and spiritual activities alone, she is also involved in socio – political activities which involved creating and sponsoring a youths socio – political program on Enugu Television, ETV called “Let’s Talk” , where youths are taught to contribute and partake in positive activities around them; building them up spiritually and teaching them to be active participants in community development.

Many other formidable channels through which God’s ways are taught that were established by Dr. Deborah include,
“The Trumpeters”, “Pain to Purpose”, among others.  Through these programmes that attracted millions of listeners, many broken hearts, wounded souls and betrayed lives are assembled for healing and restoration and several testimonies of lives touched abound.


Incidentally, she didn’t stop at the above, but endeavored to establish other numerous vessels through which God’s children are healed and saved. All were developed and anchored under the auspices of the Revival City International Christian Retreat and Conference Centre, Enugu. The WIN Bible club is one them, the flame keepers is also among the lots.
She is the founder of WIN TV, Africa, Revival Institute as well as Revival War College.

WIDOWS OUTREACH is also one of her pet programmes where she gathers Widows from Enugu and beyond, teach them the word of God, empowers them financially, medically, spiritually and socially to survive in a season like this.

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Dr. Deborah is currently running a 50 weeks Sunday free feeding and medical outreach program for the hungry, poor, sick and needy in accordance with the word of Isaiah 14:30a which says “I will feed the poor in my pasture, the needy will lie down in peace” and also John 21:17 which says, “feed my sheep”.

REVIVAL ELIM INTERNATIONAL BIBLE SCHOOL and REVIVAL ARMY CONNECT where men and women are freely accommodated and fed are also among the numerous vessels she uses for her apostolic works.  These selfless programmes had been highly commended by keen observers of her Kingdom works, which are centred on uplifting the poor and the needy and to bring back the lost souls to God.

Here people are equipped to read the whole Bible in 70/90 days, internalise it and sent to their different churches and mission field to do exploits for the Kingdom.

Dr. Deborah is the founder and Chief Executive of the following establishments: Century 21 Furniture Company, NOURISHER FAST FOOD AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES.

Most of these organizations she has left behind in answer to the call into ministration and for the full pursuit of the course of the Gospel.

Little wonder the news of her CONSECRATION and APOSTOLIC ENTHRONEMENT held in her honor on Saturday, 25th of November at Revival City International Christian Retreat and Conference Centre Enugu was celebrated by many dignitaries and well-wishers who offered praises and prayers to God to strengthen and preserve her for the great tasks ahead.


• Dr. Luke Mgboh is an Enugu-based Public Affairs Analyst.

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David Oyedepo’s son unveils brand new Church, dumps Winners



Pastor Isaac Oyedepo
Pastor Isaac Oyedepo
Pastor Isaac Oyedepo, the son of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, has unveiled his own ministry, The Isaac Oyedepo Evangelistic Ministries.

Isaac Oyedepo shared a YouTube video titled “Unveiling of the Isaac Oyedepo Evangelistic Ministries” on his X account on Tuesday.In the YouTube video, Bishop David Oyedepo, his father, not only ministered but also prayed for Isaac and his wife, Ayomitide, as they both knelt.

Isaac receives father’s blessings

Bishop Oyedepo was heard saying in part, “As hands are laid on you, I pray for unusual grace for sustainable connectivity that will keep you going without sweat.

“I pray that impact will be your goal not good preaching but great impact and I pray that your life will interpret your message in the name of Jesus.

“As you step into this new phase of your assignment, may you be clothed with humility, I have never begged, yet I have never lacked, I have never borrowed yet I have never lacked.”The younger Oyedepo had in October clarified that there were no complications in his relationship with his family, particularly his father, and he remained a steadfast member of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel International.

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JUST IN: Nigeria’s first female Major General dies at 84 in London



JUST IN: Nigeria’s first female Major General dies at 84 in London
•Late Major General Aderonke Kale

The first female Army Major General in Nigeria is dead.

Major General Aderonke Kale, who joined the Army in 1972 and retired in 1997, died in London on Wednesday, November 8.

She was 84.

She was also the first to command the Nigerian Army Medical Corps.

Kale was born on July 31, 1939.

Her father was a pharmacist while her mother was a teacher.

She trained as a medical doctor at University College, which later became the University of Ibadan (UI).


Kale then specialised in psychiatry at the University of London.

She was inspired to pursue psychiatry by Thomas Lambo, Africa’s first professor of Psychiatry.

She worked briefly in Britain and returned to Nigeria in 1971.

A year later in 1972, she joined the Nigerian Army.

She was a colonel and deputy commander of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps by 1990.

She was later promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General, becoming the first female general in West Africa.

Kale was then promoted to Major-General in 1994 and became the first Nigerian woman to achieve that rank.

She was also the first female Major-General in West Africa.


Kale retired from the Army in 1997.

She was married to Professor Oladele Kale, a distinguished Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine, and was a mother of five sons.

One of her sons, Yemi Kale, became the Statistician-General of Nigeria.

In 2011, shortly after the introduction of females into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) programme, the female hall of residence was named after Kale.

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