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Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Onyinah, Chairman of the church of Pentecost
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Funding Christian pilgrims misplaced priority- Onyinah

The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Nimfour Opoku Onyinah, has described as a misplaced priority, government’s decision to sponsor Christian pilgrims. Before his confirmation as Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Kofi Dzamesi told parliament’s Appointments Committee that the Akufo-Addo government will institute a Pilgrimage […]

Vice President Dr. Bawumia with the Chief Imam of Ghana Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharabutu
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Pilgrims will be fed this year – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced government’s plans to provide food and transportation to Ghanaian pilgrims who travel to Mecca. The previous Hajj Board left a chunk of debt totaling about 23 million cedis on the neck of the current administration after funding air tickets of some pilgrims […]

SDA Church in Ghana has not banned Muslims on any campus
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SDA Church in Ghana has not banned Muslims on any campus

Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Ghana released a letter addressed to an online media outlet in the African country, to counterclaim a false report about an alleged Muslim ban on an Adventist college campus. Signed by Solace Awa Asafo, communication director of the Adventist church in Southern Ghana, the May 19 […]

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education
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Govt to hand over mission schools to religious bodies

The government will soon return the management and supervision of mission schools to religious bodies, the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has hinted. The move, according to the minister, would be in fulfilment of the 2016 manifesto pledge of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the run-up to […]

S.D.A Church has not been banned in Russia
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S.D.A Church has not been banned in Russia

 Leaders in the Euro-Asia Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a church region that includes the Russian Federation, released an official statement last week, as they try to counter false news circulating about the status of the church in that country. The statement, signed by the church regional president M. […]

A victim receiving treatment at the hospital
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20 injured in Weija church building collapse

A church building at Gbawe Borla in the Weija-Gbawe Constituency in the Greater Accra region has collapsed injuring at least 20 congregants. The injured are mostly babies and women, hospital officials have told Starrfmonline.com. Three church members of the Christ Life Ministry are in critical condition and have been referred […]

Wall Street financier busted for $800K fake loan scheme
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Wall Street financier busted for $800K fake loan scheme

Anthony NyameA Wall Street financier hatched an elaborate scheme to steal $800,000 from three clients, including a church, officials said. Anthony Nyame, CEO of General Capital Corporation, was arrested Wednesday for falsely telling his marks that he could arrange millions of dollars in loans for them if they fronted thousands […]

Members of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia
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Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating anywhere in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group. The court ordered the closure of the group’s Russian headquarters and its 395 local chapters, as well as the seizure […]

Record baptism in Rwanda
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Adventist Church sets 20 million membership record

A major drive to engage every church member in Total Member Involvement has helped propel the Seventh-day Adventist Church past 20 million members for the first time in its history. The Adventist Church had 20,008,779 members as of Dec. 31, 2016, a net increase of 882,332 people, or 4.6 percent, […]

Pastor arrested for fraud
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Pastor remanded for fraudulent breach of trust

A Pastor Richmond Nana Danso was on Monday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court for dishonestly appropriating an amount of $10,080 and GH¢ 2,000.00, belonging to one Lucy Korkoi Tetteh. Richard pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded by the court presided over by Mrs Afi Agbanu Kudomor […]