Nigerians have severely criticised the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for comparing President Goodluck Jonathan with Jesus Christ.

Speaking during a live breakfast show on Channels Television on Monday, the presidential aide said Jonathan had borne the nation’s problems and woes on his shoulders in the same way that Jesus Christ had always carried the burden of Christians all over the world.

Gesticulating widely during the programme, Okupe stated that, with regard to the Nigerian situation, Jonathan could best be likened to Jesus Christ.

Noting that Nigerians had failed to understand the troubles the President had gone through for the sake of “everybody” in the country, he said, “There are political issues. People do not understand the burden this particular President is bearing. He is like Jesus Christ. He (Jonathan) is bearing the burden of everybody.”

In view of Jonathan’s “untold burden” for the nation, Okupe said, it would be impossible for his principal to lose re-election in 2015.

The presidential aide boasted that though certain politicians had been allegedly sabotaging the Federal Government’s reforms, especially in the power sector, victory was still certain for his principal.

“Today, the Nigerian Army is in total and perfect control of the North East. I can’t see Jonathan losing this (2015) election. It’s not possible,” he added.

Reacting to his comments, many Nigerians lambasted Okupe for comparing Jonathan to Jesus Christ and asked him to withdraw the statement.

Online activists who took a swipe at Okupe urged Jonathan to publicly reject the title of “Nigeria’s Jesus Christ” which they said Okupe erroneously bestowed on him.

An angry online activist, Tayo Moore, accused Okupe of insulting Jesus Christ by comparing Him with his boss.

Noting that the development was sacrilegious, Moore advised Okupe not to hold the belief that he could “insult” Jesus Christ and go scot free.

“Okupe has just confirmed that he doesn’t know or have Christ. It is only a matter of time before he (Okupe) begins to compare Prophet Mohammed and Jonathan in the same breath.

“That will be his final undoing. I am wondering what the Christian Association of Nigeria has to say on Okupe’s sacrilege, given its current ‘leadership’ or should I say lack thereof?” Moore argued via his Twitter handle.

A Kano-based respondent, Nazir Galadanchi, cautioned the medical doctor-turned politician against uttering what he described as a blasphemous statement.

Galandanchi argued that Okupe’s latest analogy was not surprising as he had recently compared his boss with the late anti-Apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela, with a view to selling the President’s candidature to Nigerians.

“That’s blasphemy. Okupe should please seek for forgiveness,” he added in a message on Twitter.

Political blogger, Japheth Omojuwa, described Okupe’s latest comparison as the height of “desperation” of the Jonathan-led Presidency.

“Doyin Okupe just called Goodluck Jonathan Nigeria’s Jesus Christ. We have finally reached the peak of their desperation. How can you trust a bad marketer to sell a bad product? Okupe trying to sell Jonathan is the journey of a blind man leading another,” he tweeted.

Social commentator, Temitope Atiba, stated that it amounted to an oddity for Okupe to preoccupy himself with drawing semblances between the President and the central figure of Christianity.

“You can see the stark irony of life when Doyin Okupe begins to compare Goodluck Jonathan to our Lord Jesus Christ. Then again Goodluck Jonathan and Jesus Christ have little else in common apart from flesh and blood,” Atiba argued.

Describing Okupe’s comparison as strange, another respondent, Aisha Yesufu, said it was the “height of madness.”

“Is nothing sacred to these people? Is there nothing that one does not dabble in with these people? This is the height of madness,” she added.

She also cautioned Okupe against blaming Jonathan’s failures on activities of saboteurs, stating that “excuses are meant for weaklings.”

“There is not bad weather only bad clothing. Excuses are for weaklings. A government easily sabotaged should give way. We are sick of the excuses. They (excuses) are way out for weak leaders and sign of incapacity.

“All it (the Presidency) does is to complain. This government blames all but itself. As long as this govt blames others the solution can never be with it but with those it blames.

“Since this government cannot fight all those sabotaging it, then why is it a government? Probably, the saboteurs will keep sabotaging him (Jonathan) and we will keep paying for it,” she said.

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1.I am happy that kid is alive. For her innocence God is with her……little angel. I felt so frustrated as a mother on watching that video, so disturbed that i couldn’t sleep but God is great.For that maid, she deserves that maximum punishment on earth. Let us not jump in to blaming the mother, first deal with the culprit. I don’t know where i would have been by now if it was my child…….may be in jail……can’t comprehend.

2.if that was my child that maid would never see a court room I would have taken justice into my own hands….if the mother is not dead and not workingwhy was she not there? A maid is only supposed to be a helper not to give parents an excuse to abandon their children….this mother will be judged by God but she does not deserve the blessing that is a child.

3.Watching this video broke my heart brought tears to my eyes and took my breath away! I’m a mother of two and only God knows if she’ll still be breathing if that was my child I’d have to ask him to forgive me because I’ll take her life I kid you not.

4.I have three boys and my 2 year old is a reminder of her and it hurts me to my heart to watch this video. I cried so hard.Yes, miraculously she is. But I do hope she’s not suffered any serious damages cos that vicious beating was just the 1 X she got caught. I still thank God 4 exposing the monster & I hope she’s used as an example. 2 all the child molesters in this world. That is the supreme act of a coward, 2 assault a defenceless child.

5.I couldn’t watch the footage twice, my heart nearly stopped to learn that there are ruthless beings out there…. I thank God to learn that the child did survive. Please lets pray for that maid it is clear she is containing so much anger inside from the past. I also think since it is said the Rwandeen woman is not working she must just care for her child as she’ll never be able to trust any one soon.

6..My heart is seriously broken over this. I became physically ill after watching this. How DARE she?

7..I didn’t eat yesterday night…every time I think of it I just wish I can hug her let her know she is loved

8.Wooh am in Tanzania and this video makes me cry every time i see it. Thank God the dad put a monitor camera….imagine how the maid would have denied doing such an action if it wasn’t for the camera. all in all thank God she is safe and sound. may the guardian angel guide this pretty baby always.

9.I am gutted, words fail me. As a mother, watching that video my womb turned upside down, my heart pounded with pain and only God knows how I could have reacted to that incident if it were my baby being abused like that. If only it were possible, for every man to work and provide for their families and let the mothers look after their children instead of hiring maids. Even for the ones not married, if the children’s fathers could pay maintainance for their kids and enable the kids mothers look after their flesh and blood only for the benefits of the growing children.

10.I am a mom and I dot even think u need to be one to get provoked at the extent of this. Even abuse of this type on an adult would cause an outcry,much less and innocent ILL child???!!!! The child was ill for Christ’s sake and was even caught unawares by the throwup herself. Oh, only God knows what the help did to her in the room when she pulled her inside. I am in physical pain and traumatized cause of this.I am in a lot of raw physical pain and cannot wrap my mind around this. Please the dad needs to upload FUTURE video of that child so that we can follow up on her well being, just so we can all have some measure of solace. This hurts, I can only imagine what the dad felt when he watched this! May The Lord wipe the memory of the abuse from that child’s mind in Jesus name!

11.This is simply inhuman. I have cried my eyes out. She even had the guts to report her boss to the police. That is how God works. She dug her grave.KARMA

12.I coudnt even eat after I saw the video.Where on earth would one woman hit n abuse a baby like this I really wanted to kill that maid trust me I seriously want the parents should take a big step to keep that maid in prison for many many years or even life in prison so that she shouldn’t do that to any baby ever again n I pray to god that poor baby is ok that she should not have any harmful injuries inshallah and I pray for the parents too

13…I saw this video early hours of today and have remained indoors without a bathe scared that my maid may harm my kids if I step out of the house.I honestly won’t be part of this even if it were a movie. Poor little girl but the consolations I have is that the maid is above 18 and the beatings which Kamanzi gave her which I guess wasn’t enough…….This has nothing to do with the mother not working and also not in the house when this incident happen, she could have stepped out for a reason or two and left her kid with a wicked house maid based on trust.

14.This is just EVIL right there! no grey shade..pure evil. she is a bitter human being, probably soo envious of the family’s blessed and privileged life that her envy burst out onto the child. its people like her you never see coming…they smile happily at you like the virgin Mary…but inside they are asking themselves “what made you so special that you have all these things that i dont ?” SHE NEEDS TO BE imprisoned FOR LIFE. she is a danger to any other kids out there.

15.This maid is possessed by an evil spirit and needs to be delivered by the Almighty. Honestly no human heart, worse than that of a woman can be this evil especially to an innocent toddler. Thank u God for saving the baby’ s life. Im just in tears as i text here. This is the most horrible thing i’ve ever seen. I love children and this has just disturbed me ..im traumatised!!

16.I know it was hard for me to sleep the night I saw this, I was so mad! All I kept thinking, “I hope she gets hers!” Thank goodness she did, through the hands of the baby’s dad! Three years is too short, she needs to be UNDER the jail!

17.This video has my heart racing. It is so sad that this abuse came from a woman…clearly the nanny has no maternal bone in her .I feel sorry for the child,having to endure such hatred and hurt at such a young age. God comfort the little child please. Amen

18.This is the most disgusting thing I have ever had to watch. I cannot believe that maid is still alive. How dares she even have thoughts such as these to translate them into actions. She is pure and simple evil spirit. She deserves to be buried ALIVE!!

19.Words cant describe, minds cant imagine the injuries I would have inflicted on this ugly bitch. She should thank God she had her legs to walk to the police. If I were the father, I dont think she could have even crawled to the police. I am a Ghanaian and deeply angry, heartbroken, raging with fury at this moment and just holding my 2 yr old daughter in my arms quietly.

20.How could the maid be beaten so senseless to the point of being confined to a wheelchair now be able to get up and run to the police and report? Sounds far-fetched!We need more truthful info about what is really going on!

21.One has to ask why God watched and allowed this to happen…

22.God didn’t ALLOW it to happen. God NEVER EVER allows bad things to happen to us. The Devil is cunning, let’s not forget this. He knows just when to act and this beating of this child is an example of his wickedness. If God hadn’t protected her, she wouldn’t be here by now. We should never blame God for the bad things that happen to us.Also, please watch JOHN 3:16 the story of love It will change your life!

23.Why r people fond of blaming god 4 the mistakes humans make. It’s like a promiscuous man saying God gave him hiv. Get real, the r devilish people in this world cos it’s inhabited by a lot of persons that r far from God. As far as am concerned it’s bcos of God that child is alive, no matter theman’s marital situation. Nobody should hurt a child like that. She’s a demon!

24.My friend all creation is busy obeying God except human beings .The sun never refused to rise up , the moon have never abandoned it’s position…the lions despite being so ruthless spare us. We are all rebellions and at the same time we want God to do what we want yet we want to be independent from Him. Jesus Christ is still in the business of saving people. Last question to answer you…Do you obey God?





The founder of the Christ Embassy Chris Oyakhilome has been removed as a trustee of the UK branch of the church.This is another twist of the scandalous saga of Chris and Anita Oyakhilome’s divorce, which was initiated by the pastor wife in August 2014.

After Chris’s removal Anita now presides over a seven-man Board of Trustees of the N8.2 billion rich branch, Premium Times reports with reference to the church documents obtained by the journalists.

It is believed that the estranged wife, who accused the famous pastor of “unreasonable behaviour”, has for long headed the UK branch of church while her husband had officially presided over the board of Trustees of the charity.

The two  are allegedly in an intense power struggle for the UK branch. Some of the previously made hints by Chris Oyakhilome already indicated of such development, as he reportedly accused Anita of her intention to overpower the authorities of the elders she met in the church.

Until the recent removal, which was derived from the documents filed by the church’s UK branch to the Charity Commission of England and Wales, Mr. Oyakhilome had been a prominent trustee of the branch since its establishment in 1996.

Interestingly, no reason was provided for the pastor’s removal, which is an unusual practice to the church.It is not clear whether the reason will be given in the church’s annual report for 2013 which is yet to made public by the Charity Commission.

Responding to the questions related to the issue, the Commission’s spokesperson Sarah Hitchings said that the commission is not supposed to know why trustees are being replaced or removed.

The international office of Christ Embassy refused to comment on the information obtained, however  insiders said that the removal of Chris was the result of the plot by Anita, who allegedly wants to take control over the branch.

“He has been effectively sidelined. The law in the U.K. does not recognise him as an interested party in that branch of the church anymore.”

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