Prophet T.B Joshua sponsors Nigerian Student, Yinka Oduwole with N26 Million for a PhD at Oxford University

It seems that the activities of Nigerian Pastors have for the past few weeks been trending topics on social media. Today, news about the  the founder of  The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), T.B. Joshua‘s donation of N26 million to a member of the church for the completion of her PhD programme is creating a buzz.

On Sunday 18th November 2012 at his church, he announced that he had  taken up the responsibility of sponsoring a Nigerian student to complete her PhD programme at the University of Oxford to the tune of £100,000, approximately N26 million.

As reported on the Pastor’s Facebook page, the beneficiary, Yinka Oduwole, has been a member of the church for many years. She  is a first-class graduate from the University of Lagos and was sponsored by Prophet T.B. Joshua for her Masters Degree in Broadband Communications at The University College London. She recently graduated with a distinction and was the best graduating student in her class.

T.B Joshua

She has now been granted a position to study her Doctorate Degree in Engineering Science at the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom, also fully sponsored by Prophet T.B. Joshua. Her Doctorate degree studies will include extensive cancer research.

Yinka explained that after gaining admission to Oxford University, her tuition fees are 100,000 British pounds, which is an equivalent to N26 million. Prophet T.B. Joshua said that he is ready to sponsor her for her PhD in Engineering Science knowing that he is sponsoring a leader of tomorrow.

The young lady who has been a youth worker for many years at the church said “My advice to youth all over the world is that they should pray as if everything depends on God and work as if everything depends on them.

What are your thoughts on the Pastor’s donation?

54 Comments on Prophet T.B Joshua sponsors Nigerian Student, Yinka Oduwole with N26 Million for a PhD at Oxford University
  • lucabracee November 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    if we condemn the pastors with their ostentatious display of wealth then its only fair to applaud the ones doing a good job..the girl is not the first cause i know the man has been sponsoring several post graduate students in the uk and europe e.t.c
    this is what christianity is all about kudos pastor tb joshua

    • Purpleicious Babe November 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      good stuff….

    • Laila Ikeji November 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      this is what christianity is all about! Thank you for that statement! Sincerely, inasmuch as I have doubts concerning his miracles n demon castaways, his generosity ALWAYS blows my mind. really commendable!! Wish dem jet pastors could gv more and make physical, monetary impacts on their members’ lives.
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    • Mssexy November 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      lucaboy na wa for u
      this is IBK
      carry urself back to club now now loll

      I agree with you!

      • lucabracee November 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

        LOL im aving a break from LL jare,some things I’m not cool with..

    • Omolola November 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

      I totally agree with u. Good one Pastor Joshua

  • iCrossMyhEART November 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    They should SPONSOR the development of Nigeria so these EXCELLENT STUDENTS can stay behind and DEVELOP NIGERIA instead of FURTHERING THE DEVELOPMENT OF EUROAMERICAN countries.

    • Mz Socially Awkward... November 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      There’s just no pleasing you, is there?

      • iCrossMyHeart November 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm

        There is. I commend the girl for the efforts. She deserves a HUGE congratulations from me. But what is the point of sponsoring gifted people out of the country when they will not be a gift to the country. I know Nigerian government should take full responsibility for the development of Nigeria, but if that congregations paid their taxes (of course due to lack of accountability, transparency, and grand theft) to the governement, then maybe better education will be instituted in that country. My one kobo (which is useless these days).

    • t November 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      err….that is why a country has funds to sponsor it’s own development! Remember there is something called taxes huh? That is what should be used for national development not individual wealth

  • OLAYINKA AWOFODU November 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    She is worth Every penny, so long she’s keeps proving her worth… Go Girl… God Bless The Philantropists!…

  • Idak November 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Lucabracee my oga don reach here? Oga, i hail o!
    On an unrelated note, she did a masters in broadband communication and is now goingto do a PHD in cancer research?
    Secondly, she was the best graduating in her Masters class and still needs sponsorship for her PHD? No research grant, no blue chip firns falling ovr themselves to sponsor her? I am slightly curious.
    Most importantly, congratulations on her success both in her 1st and 2nd degrees. E no easy to be that outstanding.
    On the pastor, i have no comment as our spiritual convictions are not in sync, one bit.

    • person pikin November 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      ohoo! someone else noticed it! broadband communication>>><<<cancer research? Maybe her research will show the link between the two, who knows?

      Well, till then…… o da bo!

  • DIDI November 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I AM IMPRESSED. THIS IS THE TRUE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY. “GIVE AND IT SHALL COME BACK TO U”. GOD BLESS U TB JOSHUA

  • irene November 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Thank God for the prophet. At least, is better than buying a private jet. This is how Christianity suppose to be.

  • Sbaby November 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    He could have bought a private jet but he chose to educate a woman who will in return be great and productive to Nigeria
    May God bless him

    • iCrossMyHeart November 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      That is if she does not stand in line for permanent residence or citizenship status….Until then Praise God.

  • Anna November 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    May the good Lord continue to bless Prophet T.B. Joshua for all the gooooood works he is doing in this world. He is a True man of God.

  • Michelle November 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Lol. At least its better than buy private jets. God sees all things sha :)
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  • nekiss November 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    So you people want all the men of God to come here or on air/TV telling all that they do to help people? You all are joking. I know most of these pastors who do great things to aid their flocks and people around them, but they dont mention it bcos they dont need to. My Pastor always shares whatever gift he gets among the less privileged in my church but I wont be surprised that any day God blesses him with a good car, tongues will start wagging. Many people that condemn pastors who bought private jets (which by the way is their choice) cant still see anything good about this, they’re still twisting it to bring out a fault. The bible instructs us to first remove the big chunk of wood in our eyes before removing a speck in other people’s lives. You that condemn others i hope you have some values yuo are adding to the people around the small space you have. Making Nigeria a better place is what we all should aspire to achieve both the rich and the poor. it is not meant for a particular set of people.

    • Toks November 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Madam (or oga) is the money that the pastors use to buy their jets theirs or its from the congregations hard earned money? Open your eyes jare.

    • iCrossMyHeart November 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      There is still plenty of wood in your eyes, my dear. Nigerian pastors DO NOT DO CHARITY OUT OF GOOD WILL. Either for pubilicity (in this case) or in exchange for a grand gift (in your case, your pastor received a car). NO PASTOR SHOULD BE REWARDED ANY MATERIAL GOODS FOR DOING GOOD, especially IF THEY ABIDE BY THE RULES OF THE BIBLE. JESUS SAID DROP EVERYTHING, INCLUDING YOUR PRIVATE JET, AND FOLLOW ME. He did not say FLY WITH ME o.

      UNTIL NIGERIAN PASTORS ABIDE BY THE BIBLE, THEIR PREACHING IS NULL AND VOID.

  • Tiki November 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    It is a worthy cause, for a person who has probably given a lot of her time and effort to the church! Our God doesn’t sleep o. I hope this lady lives up to expectations.

  • Chattyzee November 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    She deserved it! Good for her.

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  • LiveBETAlife November 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Nice move pastor, we expect such from other pastors to now
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  • STOP TRYING TO FOOL US!!!! THAT IS YOUR JOB!!! November 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    the PURPOSE of the CHURCH as well as PREACHING the WORD is CHARITY!!!!

    We are so USED to these CRIMINAL PASTORS using all the MONEY FOR THEMSELVES that when they use it for CHARITY we MAGNIFY IT and behave like its OUT OF THE ORDINARY.

    well DONE for the GIRL but this only DRAWS ATTENTION to the FACT that NIGERIAN LEADERS run CHURCHES as PERSONAL BUSINESS for PROFIT.

    100,000 POUNDS for her, but what about the other BILLIONS that he uses for HIMSELF rather than SPEND on CHARITY

  • STOP TRYING TO FOOL US!!!! THAT IS YOUR JOB!!! November 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    the PURPOSE of the CHURCH, as well as PREACHING the WORD OF GOD, is do CHARITY!!!!

    instead in NIGERIA their PURPOSE is the grow their CHURCH, get RICH for THEMSELVES through VARIOUS SCHEMES and PREACH THE WORDS…CHARITY IS AN AFTERTHOUGHT

    We are so USED to these CRIMINAL PASTORS using all the MONEY FOR THEMSELVES that when they use it for CHARITY we MAGNIFY IT and behave like its OUT OF THE ORDINARY.

    well DONE for the GIRL but this only DRAWS ATTENTION to the FACT that NIGERIAN LEADERS run CHURCHES as PERSONAL BUSINESS for PROFIT.
    100,000 POUNDS for her, but what about the other BILLIONS that he uses for HIMSELF

    GOD IS WATCHING. YOU and the OTHER BILLIONAIRE PASTORS are not FOOLING ANYBODY

  • prophet Joshua November 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Senior Prophet T.B Joshua, has proven by works and faith overtime that our duty as God’s children is to help others with our resources. Infact so far he is practicing true christianity, pple’s believe not withstanding, but u see! Pple must talk. Tanx Man of God.

    • Idak November 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      He has been promoted to senior prophet?
      Hmmm………

  • mfon November 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Wow, Naija money sha. $100,000=N26,000,000. God help!

  • olumide November 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Something just doesnt jell about this story. Why would such an exceptional student require such ‘bail out’ funding by TB Joshua? with the numerous grants, fellowships and sponsorship programs existing out there TB’s dole is almost unnecesary. Then what did she study at Unilag. From Broadband Engineering to a PhD in Engineering Science Specializing in Cancer Research?…….. Anyway congrats!

    • iCrossMyHeart November 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      I die enter market with your comment O. Very well thought. You have exceptional critical analytical skills. The story did not add up for me. But does any story add up in Nigeria? If she excelled, there is no way she won’t have received grants for her studies at Oxford. My one kobo.

  • Prism of an Immigrant November 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    FINALLY! We hear something positive from these mega church pastors.

  • i no send November 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    lucabracee has anchored himself here..everyone head for the hills!!!!!!! why did u leave ladun??

    • lucabracee November 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      LOL im aving a break from LL jare,some things I’m not cool with..
      i don reach here lol out of curiosity what are the differences between your spiritual/religious convictions and tb joshua’s?
      NA you sabi odont cause controversy here o lol

  • Mssexy November 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    lucaboy na wa for u
    this is IBK
    carry urself back to club now now loll

    God bless ur ministry pastor

    I agree with you!

    • Idak December 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      IBK sef dey here? who come dey for club now?

  • iamfascinating November 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    its always a good thing to help others.
    http://www.thestunninglady.blogspot.com

  • Pappy November 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    It is a good and welcomed development. Kudos to Prophet TB Joshua.

  • kikelomo November 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Thank God for her,but let our religious leader in this country remember that we have a lot of Nigeria out there who are hungry and jobless….just imagine the situation of the people who are affected by the recent flood in the country…Remember that they are humanbeing like us.

  • mfon November 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    i had to go read up on this. Well, broadband tech and cancer go well together (at least per my quick google research). ———————-”The Koch Institute is committed to integrating engineering and cancer research to create new methods to understand, diagnosis, and treat the disease of cancer. At MIT, as is the case in most of the country, engineering has not extensively interacted with the segment of cancer research that is focused at the cellular level.” Engineering researchers have also developed nanoparticles called quantum dots that are being used to image tumor cells.” ——————http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2007/10/09/the-integration-of-engineering-and-cancer-biology/

  • spicy November 20, 2012 at 12:40 am

    6 distinctions & 2 passes and she was the best graduating student in her class at UCL???I had 7 distinctions and 1 merit at Queen Mary and i was nowhere near the best graduating student in my class (Pardon me, i’m not tooting my own horn here, just curious as i was under the impression that UCL is amongst the best universities in the UK) Congrats to the chick sha,very proud of her outstanding achievements, PHD @Oxford is no small feat so thumbs up.

  • R November 20, 2012 at 2:44 am

    I think it’s commendable. It’s in his capacity to do so and he has done so. great!

  • Primrose November 20, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Dat is what the heck I am talking about!!! Keep it ROLLING pastor Joshua. Dont know you but your access to heaven now na express road!!

  • Nairaoffer November 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

    A commendable effort by baba himself…. but that price is quite high.. unbelievable

  • AGOZIE-EGBUNA OLUCHI NELLY December 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    PROPHET TB JOSHUA, MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS U FOR ALL YOUR GOOD WORK. THIS IS ALL I CAN SAY, FOR I AM SHORT OF WORDS

  • Emeka December 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    My Prophet TB Joshua ,
    I am not only blessed to read of these comments, really tears dropped while i read all you have done for people and my visiting`s to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, gives me sense of belonging, and good thoughts, I don`t know what they say but what i know is that those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified., the world is blessed to have you and really I am blessed more, keep doing good work because there is a reason for God have sent you to help man kind. Stay blessed more and more

  • EKUTU ONORIODE RICHARD January 7, 2013 at 5:58 am

    PASTOR T.B JOSHUA MAY GOD GRANT YOU MORE WISDOM ,SO YOU CAN SPREAD THE MONEY ON EVEN THOSE THAT CAN NOT PAY THEIR SCHOOL FEES IN OUR NIGERIA INSTITUTION……THANKN YOU SIR

  • joram bwire February 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Simply I”m not doing that much fine, I” asking Pastor Joshua to pray for me.

  • Chucks Martin March 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    We in USA appreciate good things and that is why God is blessing America. TB Joshua is great man of God and I am so proud of him. You can only get such good people with the heart to give in USA. The moment you think less of yourself, doors will begin to open. You cannot be so negative in thought and expect positive things to happen in your life

  • Irene orakanye April 21, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I’m so glad tht 2dae i managed 2 open dis site.i’m in Botswana n wish man of God 2 pray 4 me n my difficult situation.my heart doesn’t knw happiness anymore.

  • Ricka November 7, 2013 at 11:43 am

    My good Jesus,am a Cameroonian and student,i do not think even our president can do such may God almighty continue to Bless u Daddy T B Joshua am proud and happy to call u daddy. God has used you to bless trillions and may u continue with your good work ok.

  • Sethunya Moruakgomo May 9, 2014 at 6:19 am

    God bless u more Pastor you did a great job….pray for me man of God

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