Nigerian Mafia in Italy: Arrest of 19 Nigerians, more shame on us –Bakare

Henry Bakare is the former National Coordinator of the National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI) and now the President of Nigerian Community in Lodi/Pavia. He spoke with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on the recent arrest of 19 Nigerians by Italian police, among other issues. Excerpts…     What was your reaction to the news of the Italian police busting and arresting 19 Nigerians in connection with mafia operation (MAPHITE) last week? I was not surprised. This is a regular occurrence in the community of Nigerians in Italy. I only…

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Bakare: Nigerians have credible alternative to Buhari, Atiku

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that the electorate have a credible presidential alternative to the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Speaking yesterday in Lagos at a state of the nation address tagged: “The Prophetic Portrait of Nigeria in Her Later Days,” the clergyman said he was not endorsing any of the 73 presidential candidates but urged Nigerians to vote for the candidate that believes and follows nationhood.…

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Osun guber election, a sham – Bakare

Pastor ‘Tunde Bakare is the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly. He speaks during his Independence Anniversary address on Nigeria at 58, the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the 2019 general elections, among other issues. WALE ELEGBEDE reports   What do you think are the chances of both APC and PDP in 2019? Right now there are two major dominant parties, the APC as incumbent and the PDP. The APC cannot rely on incumbency because that power has been broken…

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2019: Nigeria heading towards instability – Bakare

The serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that the country is in precarious times and heading towards probable instability except the political atmosphere is managed with utmost wisdom. Speaking over the weekend in Glasgow, Scotland, where he delivered a lecture with the title: Transforming Political Dynamics in Africa: The Role of the Diaspora, Bakare said the only way to reengineer Nigeria is to successfully implement pragmatic steps towards restructuring. The event was organised by the African Forum Scotland and Association of Nigerians in Scotland…

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I’ll continue to cherish my late mum –Bakare

The Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, Tunde Bakare, yesterday said he will continue to cherish the memory of his late mother, Madam Abigail Eebudola Bakare. Bakare spoke at the funeral service held for his mother at the Victory Life Bible Church (VLBC), Ajebo Road, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, where she worshipped regularly during her lifetime.   Madam Bakare died on May 5 at the age of 108. She was buried at the Bakare family house in Sodeke area of Abeokuta amidst encomiums and tributes by people from…

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Chibok Girls: You failed Nigerians, Bakare tells Buhari

Fiery tele-evangelist and former running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential election, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has described the present government of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Nigeria as a total failure. Bakare, who was the guest lecturer at the second Annual Chibok Girls Lecture, organised by the Bring Back our Girls ( BBOG) movement, in Abuja yesterday, said that the Buhari’s administration has not only failed in its primary responsibility of providing security and welfare to the citizenry, but has proven to be “irresponsible and selfserving.”…

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Payment of tithe is not compulsory–Bakare

The General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has spoken up on the payment of tithe by Christians being kicked against by media personality, Daddy Freeze. He declared that no Christian should feel compelled to pay tithe as it is not compulsory.   Recall that the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Adeboye had informed Christians of the dangers attached to none compliance to the payment of tithe. But speaking with news reporters, Bakare stated that God will judge any church where the pastor keeps growing fat and their…

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Bakare bombs Buhari

…says President has failed in security, job creation, anti-corruption …Nigerians must instigate real, genuine change     “You either restructure the country or get out. Leadership is by hard work and not by wearing babanriga. The current edifice of state has become a deathtrap” The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has upbraided the Muhammadu Buhari administration for retrogressing in its policy thrust: security, job creation, and anti-corruption, saying that the wind of change should blow any non-performing government away. Speaking yesterday in Lagos during his…

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Why Tunde Bakare nicknamed me Soyinka of arts , by Dejak

Celebrated artist, Dejo Victor Akinlonu, popularly called Dejak, interacted with so many top art connoisseurs as well as clerics, each expressing strong views about his high artistic works. He appeared to have touched the General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, more than others. Little wonder he described Dejak as the Prof Wole Soyinka of visual arts in Nigeria.  The fiery Pastor’s stance may have aroused from his deep conviction that Dejak’s artistic works have some literary connotations with Professor Wole Shoyinka’s. He noted that some of Dejak’s…

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