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Bishop Oyedepo on Covenant University’s High Fees: “The school fees has God’s approval and is in accordance with the quality of facilities provided”

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David OyedepoAccording to reports, Bishop David Oyedepo in a telecast to a pre-Shiloh 2016 Convention gathering of his church urged those criticizing the school fees charged by Covenant University to desist to avoid incurring the wrath of God.

He told them the story of one critic who had developed a strange plague of chronic mouth odour over the act the person only received a spiritual solution following his confession and “my intervention before he was restored to dignity”.

Bishop Oyedepo stated that the issue of school fees paid by students of the university was a godly agenda to meet the demands of raising godly children in an environment conducive for learning.

He said such criticisms were products of ignorance as what students pay could not be compared with what obtained elsewhere that lacked facilities. According to him, “The school fees has Gods approval and is in accordance with the quality of facilities provided by the university in meeting the educational needs of the nation.”

93 Comments

  1. A Real Nigerian

    November 5, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Avoiding the wrath of which God? Look at this stupid man o. Deceiving millions of brain-dead Nigerian hypocrites who are practicing false religion just so he can enrich his pockets. He doesn’t even understand the basics of christianity. I don’t know how so many people have been able to fall under this charlatan’s spell.
    Wake up sheeple!!

    • Author Unknown

      November 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      I’m wondering what strange plague A Real Nigerian will develop after this comment. Can’t wait. BN, make sure you keep us posted when the spiritual solution to the problem is reached. lol.

    • A Real Nigerian

      November 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      There’s this numbness in my left arm that started just under an hour ago…

    • Author Unknown

      November 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Nah A Real Nigerian. That numbness is from all the shyt you’ve been typing.

    • A Real Nigerian

      November 5, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      In your mind now you have dropped one epic comeback.

    • Yvonne

      November 6, 2016 at 12:02 am

      I am under no spell. Although i do not agree with everything he says and does, i do not subscribe to this manner of speech. Every day by your comments you open your mind to us on this blog, most times its just disturbing and sometimes you manage to convey your points and ideas properly. I respect you and read through your comments never insulting you not because i cant but because i acknowledge that you are God’s creation and must be treated with respect . This is what made Jesus Christ different. How do you manage to look at this man and call him stupid? Is this how you talk about/to your boss/parents? Is there no other way to say you disagree with his beliefs or words without name calling? What has your realness done for Nigeria apart from bashing the men and throwing baseless tantrums?
      whatever you can never say to anyone’s face, do not bother typing.
      My dad who is not a christian once told someone and I agree that, if you think this man is a con man, go and con people and see if you achieve this level of Success in your lifetime. The love and passion with which he spoke to the alumni during the last eagles summit moved me to tears. Such dedication to his vision.
      What is anything good and worth having without a price? I am sure you have items of value which have cheaper alternatives but you chose to spend your hard earned money for that item of immense value to you. Dr David Oyedepo is a world changer causing change the best way he knows how. Go to Canaan land and see the numerous people that have jobs and are paid regularly at Covenant University, Landmark University, micro-finance bank, faith academy kingdom heritage, dominion book stores, the two health centres…
      What has your Governor, President or Imam done? We are still waiting for the change we were promised.
      The world will keep talking, Real Nigerian and co, you will keep ranting but the Eagles will soar…We will be greater and do more than our mentor/father/chancellor/Teacher and there is nothing your rant about how much my school fees cost will change the fact that me and you can NEVER be in the same category if you continue to think and respond like this.

    • Augusta

      November 6, 2016 at 9:23 am

      May God bless you for this write up

    • Franc

      November 6, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      I like the way you portrayed your point and every open minded person will agree with what you have said even if opinions defers. I accept the fact that nothing good comes easily and I was told alot of people are on scholarship in covenant university, but í will like men of God to do more in propagating the gospel. Charity and arms giving is a better way of propagating the gospel and that is how our Lord Jesus used in winning souls. I still believe men of God can do more in creating a conducive religious,social and economic society.

  2. FasholasLover

    November 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Hian! Mouth Odour and your intervention before the man was delivered? Odiegwu!!! On that day, HELL FIRE SHALL NOT CONTAIN PASTORS ALONE lying and extorting the poor in the name of God. I live far away, Oga Oyedepo your wizardry na banzar. Wizardry nor dey cross river. In short too many rivers.

    All yee “touch not my anointed” Put the money u intend using to build a bungalow under my comment towards a good cause.

    • Amaa

      November 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      If only he left it at the facilities part and add the no strike maybe just maybe people will chill. Everywhere in the world private education is expensive the only difference with Naija is that the public system is fraught with inefficiencies and corruption that people don’t have any choice . SM has come to stay and a lot of people don’t understand that what you say can and will be used against you so choose your words wisely. I once went to a church for a performance and I tried to film the show and I was rudely ask to surrender my phone that no recordings are allowed I laughed because this people dey learn work if some one has a hidden camera ? how will you know

    • honestnigerian

      November 6, 2016 at 12:22 am

      Oyedepo the liar. All this him format sef

  3. keke driver

    November 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    @A Real Nigerian you know I pity you…..Let’s forget for a sec that He’s a pastor, would you look your father in the eye and call Him stupid?? It’s either your parents taught you but you blatantly refused to heed or they didn’t teach you manners at all…… You should have made your ignorant point without insulting Him…anywaiz back to the topic of discussion, must you go to CU?? If the fees are expensive then go somewhere else…shikena #My2kobo

    • Rookie Dookie

      November 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      I am thinking his father cannot speak so FOOLISHLY like the man he just abused. Let him be!

  4. bruno

    November 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA.he has spoken like a real con man.how many of ur church members can afford ur school? nonsense

    by the way, I no fit catch mouth odour, I don’t use closeup, I use colgate.

  5. Amaka

    November 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Why are some Nigerians so ignorant? Do you know how much it is to study in the UK or US. I understand the fact that not everyone can afford to go to Yale but when the school sends you info regarding fees, why not just criticize them instead you will start prayers and fasting plus running around. When will you learn, do you think good education is cheap. You have top of the range doctors and professors teaching you but you want to pay pea nuts. Better go pay cheap money at a University where you go in to study computer science without seeing a computer until you graduate. Instead of criticizing Covenant , why not pray that God will bless you and help you make wise financial decisions. Even my Moslem uncle who is a notable architect on Nigeria does not deny the fact that Covenant is a good Uni.

    • Pling

      November 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      This man is a preacher of the gospel, he’s a teacher. Rather than invoking the wrath of whatever god he’s worshipping, why not explain the reason for the high fees. Why do people like him feel they can’t be challenged. People will always have something to say (good/bad) which one is wrath of God because some folk, and rightly so, think the school fees is high. How is he different from a dictator that threatens you with jail time if you question him? When people are not doing something right is when they get this defensive.

    • A Real Nigerian

      November 5, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Why are YOU so ignorant? What good education is Covenant University offering? You are comparing what an IL University offers to what Covenant offers? Or ANY university in the US or UK for that matter? ROTFL
      “Pray that God will bless you” . Yes, you just exposed yourself as the typical self-centered Nigerian. Is it all about you? Don’t you think of other people? This my-turn-to-chop-will-come mentality is one of the many things disturbing this wretched country.
      And since you obviously lack reading comprehension, nobody is even complaining about the cost of the university, but the means through which this deceitful, greedy man established said university – by the extortion of millions of his members under the guise of christianity.
      And yeah right, because your uncle is a “notable architect” automatically makes his opinion valid? “Moslem” you want to trick us by implying that even a muslim is praising Oydepo’s work. Nonsense. Good university by whose standards? *hisses loudly*

    • Mr. Egghead

      November 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Compared to other Unis in Nigeria, Covenant University offers quality education. It is undoubtedly the best platform for anybody that want tertiary education in Nigeria.
      Besides, Oyedepo didn’t extort anybody to raise the funds for that university, his church members were clearly informed that they were raising money for a university.

    • A Real Nigerian

      November 5, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      “Offers quality compared to other unis in Nigeria” Yup. In Nigeria – a country with overwhelmingly low standards and where mediocrity and accepted and encouraged. Most things labeled good here – especially education – are actually well below average by true standards.
      And If you think Oyedepo didn’t extort anybody to get the money, you need to revisit the definition of “extortion”. I agree with you that his members are sheep and they were aware, but that doesn’t stop it from being extortion. Extortion is essentially blackmail. He implants this fear in their mind that if they don’t “sow seeds” or “fuel the ministry”, they won’t succeed at getting whatever it is they want in life. Most of his members belong to the lower class and guess what? They want to make it in life and this false religion spearheaded by people like Oyedepo is the only thing that gives them solace, the only that gives them that hope of “making it”.
      Extortion comes in more ways than one and it doesn’t have to be obvious – at least not for the desperately greedy and stupid members of his church.
      And don’t even get me started on the thieving politicians and government officials who pour in a plethora of money into his ministry because they believe his prayers and blessings will take them higher and make them richer.
      There you go, egghead.

    • A Real Nigerian

      November 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      *mediocrity is…
      *the only thing that…

    • Bimbo

      November 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Mr egghead , oyedepo came out to tell people that his church members did not contribute to the funds he used to build covenant university – was he lying when he said that ?

    • Nakoms

      November 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Brilliant! I have nothing to add hear.

    • Remzy

      November 5, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      I read all your comments, i initially did not want to reply, but I got pained by your baseless accusations. Firstly, have you been to Covenant University? From the way you sound, i beg to differ. I am a product of Covenant University, right now i am pursuing my masters degree in Europe. I am am Proud to say this, that i am top of my class. In Uk specifically, covenant university student have left their foot print on the sand of time. Or should i talk about the best graduating student that got the best result in ICAN. With respect to the fees, we get regular light, good accommodation, internet facility, how many federal school can boast of that. Our ICT is the bomb, Laboratories are working, lectures are paid well so there is no strike. Instead of being full of hate, my prayer is that GOD blesses everyone to be able to afford that. Lets take a look at the western world, in America, the school fees is really expensive that students pay for their student loan throughout their lives. So GOOD THINGS don’t come cheap.

    • Zee

      November 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Good uni u said?? With students who get high on crack n weed n land in d emergency room every week despite dem schooling in a “holy” ground!! Ppl bring there never do well spoilt brats to d school just bcos dey can afford it n do dey get expelled?? No… bcos der parents are wealthy and influential. Yu cannot begin to understand wat goes on in that edifice

    • Tito

      November 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      People make choices even when the environment is holy. Adam and Eve made a bad choice. That does not make God a bad father.

    • Anonymous

      November 5, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Your name is Amaka and your uncle is a Muslim, hmm.

    • EE

      November 6, 2016 at 12:53 am

      This may shock you, but they are Igbo men who revert to marry Muslim girls.

      Love I’m told.

    • Damilare Lawal

      November 6, 2016 at 9:41 am

      You can study for free in many countries in Europe, even without being a citizen. So why use US or UK alone. Even in US and UK, there are several loans, funding packages that make your study so cheap. Why not the pastor help poor children attend the school free or at very reduced rate while he uses part of what he gets from the church as offering to help them? And regarding standard and staffing, don’t even go there. CO doesn’t have any lecturers like LASU.

    • Femisurely

      November 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Amaka, you got it all wrong, I like Pastor Oyedepo and I respect him however, what with mouth odours and comments on high school fees? We all know that the good quality of studies provided by the university requires money, I can understand that, if I may ask you, do you think that Jesus Christ who is our example would speak like this? I sincerely want to believe that Bishop did not pas that comment. If you talk to an unbeliever like this, you might never bring such person to Christ. No point fighting, think and be rational, if governors and presidents would fail, are they focused equally? Politicians rub it on our faces, Christian Fathers should not do the same. Think about this.Shalom!!!

    • jeyjey

      January 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      The point is not the fee. The point is in claiming that the fee has a “divine approval”. He is a business man and should conduct his business as he deems fit. For ever making the claim that God fixed the fee, he is only hypnotizing the gullible, who are sadly the majority. He can be called stupid because he is a human being–born like all and will die like all.Some big mouthed hypocrites think he is above being called stupid but insult their president every day.

      Point is no one is ” sacred”. “Bishop” Oyedepo can claim to be anything to those who care to listen to his gibberish, but rest assured that not every takes him seriously and dont expect those of us(secularsit and atheist) to do so

      To those who believe him to be “prophet”: worship and celebrate him. Your low mindedness, ignorance would not let u realise that there are many atheist, muslims,,,who are richer than u can ever be.

      Truth is: Oyedepo has made a fortune in the name of “God”

  6. Zee

    November 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    This shiloh tin is just scam!!! Ppl wil close der shops to sow seed and wat do winners chapel do wit d poor ppl’s seed?? Dey SELL THEM!! Cheap prices…..32inch tv sold for 25k and other things sold for lesser prices while d gullible fools who gave der only car continues to trek n d church gets richer…. The big question is how many members of winners chapel can afford covenant university? If yu can sell der tithes n seeds why can’t yu subsidise the fees for the members of that church whose tithes n offerings built dat school?? I really blame d gullible ones

  7. bruno

    November 5, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    @amaka
    olodo. is yale a christian school. is yale owned by a pastor? recieve sense. is yale located in the poorest part of the world?

    this man’s school was built on tithe money and offering money taken from the pockets of his poor church members.

    • Muse

      November 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      You just had to add Olodo as a suffix to her name. This little debate, and you’ve started calling her names. Most Ivy league schools including Yale was founded by a Christian or by a group of Christians.

  8. bola

    November 5, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    oh my World!!!Godly approval???.. I can’t just laughing.. So your members who are poor are not entitle to what is good… Am seeing things ooo

  9. Muse

    November 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Can’t these Men of Of God do without telling “tales”??

    And some Nigerians love criticising and attacking the wrong set of peeps, if you want free education, why can’t you attack the FG or SG?? Nigerians attack private universities, attack private secondary and primary schools and leave the Government which is the main culprit. Education (tertiary) isn’t cheap anywhere but if you want it for free, can’t you deamnd for it from the Government?? Is it the church(es) that would give you free education??

    Take a cue from the SA students, that’s how to demand for things!!! Nigerian Youths are too docile, they leave the crux of a matter and grab the non essentials.

    • EE

      November 6, 2016 at 12:54 am

      Hey!!! I like my tax rate just the way it is please, unless you believe the money Government will use to improve education will come from trees.

  10. Madman

    November 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    “@those criticizing the school fees charged by Covenant University to desist to avoid incurring the wrath of God.”

    LMAO- sick man. Oyedepo, you are sick in the brain.

    • Tilta

      November 5, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      I know right…One of the tricks they always use for those gullible members.

  11. .

    November 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Let God have mercy on those talking and insulting a man of God. U don’t have a clue of what you are doing to yourself. Who made u a judge? Let the God who called him be the judge. There is an announcing on his head. Be careful

    • Anonymous

      November 5, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      But if he were a Muslim cleric, people would have vomited a truck load of venomous comment here. Continue with your touch not my anointed ish.

      You had better start holding your leaders, religious or otherwise, accountable so that maybe we can get it right as a country

    • EE

      November 6, 2016 at 12:58 am

      To be fair, Muslim clerics are just men, learned men, but just men. The orthodox ones do not claim any special anointing. Are Protestants using “Touch not my anointed” rightly, I’ll just leave it at Martin Luther would not approve.

      Being the devil’s advocate, sorry.

  12. .

    November 5, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Anointing

  13. Roro

    November 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Honestly I didn’t bother reading this post. Have you seen the buildings to start with? The highest number of people in a room are 4 and that’s in first or second year, by final year you can’t be more than two in a room with 4 closets o. There is always light and water. The roads are tarred. You have wifi. You make use of projectors and PA systems in classrooms. You are studying in a serene environment. The library is top notch! Now you have professors, doctors teaching you. Are they expected to teach for free? Mind you there’s very good accomodation for the staff. Please let’s be realistic. That school is one of the cheapest private unis for its very good standard. Igbinedion, Babcock, AUN, even Bowen paying in millions. The government schools that aren’t taking as much, what state are they in? Can they boast of proper classrooms to start with. How is the church with other responsibilities expected to cater to 5000 students by taking cheap fees. Abeg. It is not a missionary school. If you want free education go to Norway. That school is a good school, I only had problems with the rules. The school has produced so many great people in the making from Emma oh my God, to Ini Dima, Ayoola on skinny girl in transit, Mimi Onalaja, Slk, Comedian Ebiye, Chike and Nonso of the voice, Banke Su, Akintayotimi photographer, jide odukoya’s wife and work partner Morayo, Akah of Akah Bants, Chef Fregz, heck even Simi. Biko if you don’t know them, google is your friend. Everywhere in showbiz they are springing up and that’s showbiz. There are definitely many doing great things in the corporate world but we don’t know their names. Yes, I schooled there hence the rant. You are free to come at me but I don’t see you. Deuces!

    • A Real Nigerian

      November 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      You claimed you didn’t read the post yet you quickly went on the defensive? How are you any different from a sheep or a zombie?
      Nobody is complaining about the high fees, just the man behind it and his religious fraud.

    • jwezww

      November 5, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Ouch you are a fool…see all the clowns you calling..

    • Roro

      November 6, 2016 at 12:50 am

      And you must be blind not to have seen where I talked about the corporate world. Bloody fool! If you can’t comprehend simply bounce. I wasn’t going to respond but calling me a fool is crossing the line and I will not take it. Ewu kotangora.

    • Mama

      November 5, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      I was with you until you started mentioning all those names. As in, are you for real? Comedians, musicians, entertainers and CONTESTANTS are the best products of Covenant University you could come up with? You just did the school a great dis-service IMO.

    • Roro

      November 6, 2016 at 1:00 am

      Madam Mama, there is no institution without covenant students. The Big 4 auditing firms in Nigeria for example everyone knows employ cu graduates almost more than graduates from other schools. I was just mentioning the people everyone knows and has heard of. I have classmates in Shell, Chevron, Mobil, GE, CBN as well as other notable companies and by God’s grace I’m studying for my MBA, I also had a very decent job. So abeg swerve.

    • Fashionista

      November 6, 2016 at 1:30 am

      Roro you make a compelling arguement.

    • Dr Osaz

      November 7, 2016 at 5:02 am

      Hi Roro.

      Read through the reasonable people’s comments to understand where the main conflict lies. Adding that God ordained your set school fee (which is reasonable as far as I’m concerned, considering the quality of infrastructure available), instead of enumerating how d cost is arrived at and why it is so from the business sustainability point is pure manipulation of people’s minds (d literal definition of witchcraft).

      Secondly, to add that critics can experience d wrath of God + citing example of bad mouth odour as God’s wrath on a critic is PETTY, INHUMAN, UNGRACIOUS, EVIL, & UNGOD-LIKE.

      I respect Bishop Oyedepo and I’ve been blessed a lot by his messages but when you speak from an uncontrolled anger and personal philosophy, I can spot it easily. That’s why he is human, though.

      God bless Oyedepo. God bless His church. God bless Nigeria.

    • Xtophar

      November 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      I think the bishop should have explained it this way and avoid the “wrath of God” threat. He should hire you to e part of his PR team if he has one.

  14. Marks

    November 5, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I still have some respect for Oyedepo. At least, you have to be extremely foolish not to see through his 419..like the clear 419 language he used here..The one that irks me most is that Daddy G.O.- his own is legendary in that you need some presence of mind to see through it. That man is good at what he does, mehn…

  15. Y'all better brace up

    November 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Y’ll better brace up, seems you dont know what is happening out there

    My son who isn’t up to two years old pays 230 k for pre-nursery class. ( Yes you head it, pre-nursery). 230k not for the whole session o, per term. There are schools of 50k, 90k, 100k, na me take my leg there, no one forced me to and i know what i saw there. More reason i told wifey we are not doing more than 2 kids in order to give them good and quality education/upbringing. This is not the season to give birth to 4-5-6 children.

    Now talk about a university, there are universities of 60k. You can take your kids there but when they spend 9 years for a 5 year programme, one has to manage it like that.

    I get the crux of the matter, being mission school but mission will not pay the fees of the lecturers and professors, will it? Tuition includes accommodation and all (which i dont know). Maintenance culture is our big problem in Nigeria. Will the name “Mission” maintain the school structures, fueliing of generators, paying of staff, cleaning, fixtures and fittings, purchase and repairs of ACs, even down to web portal? Will Mission open a web portal? Let us be realistic.

    Most government institutions (including private individuals) can’t maintain their structures, homes, offices, cars….. A used car in America for over 10 years will be sold here and people will say its Tokunbo- almost brand new here. Give it 1-2years in Nigeria, all kinds of bashing and inability to maintain the vehicle.

    We as individuals also have a fault, dont let me get into lecturer’s attitude. Lecturers aren’t government but our culture and attitude towards work stinks! Heard of lecturers who only go to classes just once to lecture and as you might guess, it is a week to exams. Rush everything in one day and students must buy handouts. Is that the kind of place you want your wards to go? Little wonder many can’t even defend their certificates.

    The blame should be on our government for not being able to provide a sound public educational system. If the public schools were good in the first place, people wouldn’t opt for a private Uni and founders won’t have a need to establish private unis. If lecturers do their bit, private Unis wouldn’t be needed….

    I conclude by saying this, there is an adage in my place that says a nice and rich soup is made with a sizeable amount of money. The soup isn’t just rich, it must have cost an arm and leg.

    If you can afford it, go for it. If you cant, go for the ones you can afford while hoping that the country will be good someday and our public institutions will be revived someday

    • Just asking

      November 5, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      230k for pre nursery. Hmmmm. Can we be friends?

    • aj

      November 6, 2016 at 5:40 am

      ahn ahn just asking that is just 500$ nah…nawa for you ooo lol.

  16. Nakoms

    November 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Pastors and politicians. The bane of Nigerians. Due to the greed of politicians the people suffer from lack of good education, roads, health care, light etc. As such they turn to God. On the way they meet spiritual highway robbers in the name of Pastors who rob them of the little they have.

    POLITICIANS KILL THE PEOPLE AND PASTORS EAT OFF THE CARCASS

    • TA

      November 5, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      @ Nakoms, thank you! And that explains why they are always together…birds of the same feather flock together.

  17. winner

    November 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I am winner but really?
    I condemn this statement.

    TBH, I wonder where y’all hear that winners sow seeds. 6yrs as a winner ( different cities) no pastor has ever called for seeds.

  18. Just Concerned

    November 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Good education is not cheap anywhere in the world, but to say it’s ordained by God I’m not sure and to threaten people who speak against it seems odd. I tell people, if Winners Chapel had been one of the missionary churches that introduced education into Nigeria like the Romans Catholic and the Anglican did (gave education to the people for free), I am sure so many people wouldn’t have had education.

    • Tola

      November 6, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      So who was sponsoring the Anglican and Roman Catholic schools? Do you know that some people made the financial sacrifice. When I went to an Anglican Sunday school those days. Teaching materials were from outside the country o.

  19. Onyie

    November 5, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Rotflmao!!! I can’t stop laughing. This is just too good to be true. BN are you sure he said this at all? If he did then the world must really be coming to an end as all these pastors are finally showing their true colours now.

    Hope i don’t get mouth odour from what i just typed oooo. Lol.

    Seriously though what’s up with all these pastors these days. Scary shit mehn

    • Krasavitsa

      November 5, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Nope! You’ll get finger odor. :p

  20. Anonymous

    November 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I listened to the live broadcast he didn’t say anything of such. Pls BN confirm before u post anything. Hmmm I fear this media people oo

  21. nene

    November 5, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    this man loves money!

  22. adewale

    November 5, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I hope pple will understand that you can’t use words like “stupid” on some people….feel free to vent your frustrations and disagreement I mean we can dialogue with God when we seem confused or frustrated….yes fees are high it seem unfair maybe you don’t like the word “God ordained fee” or that someone suffered from repercussion….but you don’t use words like that on a man of God(even fellows don’t deserve that)…..please don’t say “man of God your foot” that’s going deeper in terrain that can destroy you. I hope you get understanding you can spew or type your frustration in a “civil way” and not allow destruction to control you hand. YOU DONT ABUSE OR CURSE A MAN OF GOD no matter what GOD FROWNS AT IT GOD CAN FIGHT HIS BATTLES….I mean as this given you peace? I just hope you people get it

    • Muse

      November 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Haaaan, I do agree that you don’t have to call people names like the kidult, bruno did. However, you should’ve just stopped at that. I’m sure you know there are atheists here, I’m sure you know there are people who hates him with a passion, they have a right to hate and you can’t deny them that fundamental right!!

    • adewale

      November 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Hmmm…. What can I say…first I would love to know if three of ya’ll are christains? If yes then maybe you’ll understand this….I will be a fool to say there are not about( I don’t want to be tempted into putting statistical values)…about a larger percentage of “pastors” that are so fake than aba cds….I wouldn’t want to go into giving you proofs that Bishop oyedapo is a man of God I mean you apparently don’t like the man he must have frustrated you in a lot of ways this was just anoda sumtin sumtin that broke the camels back…however by their fruits we shall know them the bible says…if you don’t understand the bible yourself there is no way you’ll know a fake from original that’s the reason why a lot ignorant nigerians are falling victims(I’m nt particular at any church now) the economic situation in this part of the world is not even helping matter people run helter skelher for solutions that are not there it such a pitiful situation we are in. Also you know God can call you and you begin to be used by HIM and then on the romance with HIM you allow the pleasures around here to get the better of you (he can start sleeping with member and all that..seeking money)…the fact is God still called him…he is still His annointed even when the anointing begins to decrease(I’m not laying emphasis on any1) and still any1 who did “touch my annointed” like God said even in this state is invoking Gods wrath….that said, I still insist because you do not know when God called Him or any other person(even when you don’t like his “style”) you are treading a very dangerous path by saying such words as “stupid” I can’t tell you not to dislike what you feel is not right I believe you are entitled to your own opinion even God forces nothing on anybody….He didn’t create us a zombie however I will “advice” that you’ll be very careful with your frustrations on a man of God there are specific warnings from God against that that’s what I’m advicing you against. If you are a christain maybe you’ll get a lil bit of what I have said if you not and if God is a fallacy to you….all I can say is God help you and goodluck with your hate

    • Ijebujesha

      November 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Oga ade, so who determines a man of God? Once a man has been proven to be a con-man, 419, you can’t expect people with functional brains to continue to see him as a man of God because he glaringly isn’t. Just about anyone can call themselves man of God, even evil Babangida talks about Godliness and all that but talk is cheap, actions and inactions are the real indicators. A real Nigerian wouldn’t call him stupid if she believed she was a man of God.She knows and rightly so that he is only a man of God by mere word of mouth, reason she called him stupid.

  23. A Real Nigerian

    November 5, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    @Adewale.

    One yoruba man stood up and began to use the church as a business and you’re saying he is ordained. Man of which God? Who ordained him? Someone is using the name God to make poor people poorer. Taking money from the poor to build universities that only the rich will attend and you’re talking about how I’m insulting “him”? The fact that this man is called a “man of God” is an insult to christianity and an embarrassment to the people of Nigeria.
    This useless, greedy, deceitful charlatan called Oyedepo is a man of God? ROTFL?!! And talking about civility, he is threatening people with curses and some invisibe wrath if they speak out against the high fees, how is that civil? Keep forming righteous defender of the ordained while they rob your brothers and sisters in daylight.

    • Stace

      November 5, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      A con man masquerading as man of God! This same con man was the one slapping a lady in his church. These common thieves that should be spat on but no Nigerians too afraid to admit the truth because herd mentality…but if a hungry young man steals a goat. They jump to put a tire around him and set him ablaze. But their thieving pastors are hailed as men of God. You are waiting for God to come down from heaven before you believe this Oyedepo and that GO fellow are nothing but thieves and conmen, even if God did that some o you gullible people still won’t believe it…chai

  24. Yvonne

    November 5, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    You see I am not here to say that the rules were fun to abide by or that all the admin staff were just and fair.
    some of the administrative staff were just mean and vindictive but I did my best to obey the rules and instructions, I desired to allow the core values of the school become mine. This was not the same for everyone. In spite of the strict measures put in place by the school some people still found a way to smoke weed, get pregnant, sneak out of school, even manage to get involved in an 8 million Naira scam amongst other unbelievable atrocities.
    This does not remove from the fact that the chancellor has a vision for this school and its student.
    In my life the difference is clear. Every where I go people tell me there is a difference.
    During my service year, it was observed that the best, creative, forward thinking corpers were covenant University graduates.
    For my second degree abroad my teachers and people around me acknowledge that i am different because of some core values i practice from Covenant University.
    i am not here to say that the fees were easy to pay while i was at Covenant University but one thing is sure, my life is not the same and this is what makes the sacrifice my parents made for me to attend covenant university worth it.
    I wish the fees were cheaper but then considering the amount of people who work at covenant University, the numerous resources we are provided with i do not think i can complain.
    I was excited to find out Dr David Oyedepo offered all first class graduates of covenant university a scholarship for their masters. i know there are so much being done underground that we do not know about.
    The impact covenant university is making in its 14 years of existence is astounding and the best is yet to come.

    • INCOGNITO

      January 3, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Kudos. The difference is always clear. Ignorance is a disease. Keep Soaring dear.

  25. Natu

    November 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Press on God’s word for financial prosperity so you too can attend international/private institutions!!!!
    I decree and declare that the brothers and sisters on this blog will attend private institutions in Jesus name. Their children will also attend the best international schools in Jesus name. The cost of the tuition fees will be in pounds, euros and dollars. Let it be your portion in Jesus name. Let the church say Amen!!!

    • Marks

      November 5, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Natu, don’t tell me those scammers have also invaded Serria-Leone o…Or which country did you say you were from sef…

  26. adewale

    November 5, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    @ muse ijebujesha and a real nigerian
    Hmmm…. What can I say…first I would love to know if
    three of ya’ll are christains? If yes then maybe you’ll
    understand this….I will be a fool to say there are not
    about( I don’t want to be tempted into putting statistical
    values)…about a larger percentage of “pastors” that are
    so fake than aba cds….I wouldn’t want to go into giving
    you proofs that Bishop oyedapo is a man of God I mean
    you apparently don’t like the man he must have
    frustrated you in a lot of ways this was just anoda
    sumtin sumtin that broke the camels back…however by
    their fruits we shall know them the bible says…if you
    don’t understand the bible yourself there is no way
    you’ll know a fake from original that’s the reason why a
    lot ignorant nigerians are falling victims(I’m nt
    particular at any church now) the economic situation in
    this part of the world is not even helping matter people
    run helter skelher for solutions that are not there it
    such a pitiful situation we are in. Also you know God
    can call you and you begin to be used by HIM and then
    on the romance with HIM you allow the pleasures
    around here to get the better of you (he can start
    sleeping with member and all that..seeking money)…the
    fact is God still called him…he is still His annointed even
    when the anointing begins to decrease(I’m not laying
    emphasis on any1) and still any1 who did “touch my
    annointed” like God said even in this state is invoking
    Gods wrath….that said, I still insist because you do not
    know when God called Him or any other person(even
    when you don’t like his “style”) you are treading a very
    dangerous path by saying such words as “stupid” I can’t
    tell you not to dislike what you feel is not right I believe
    you are entitled to your own opinion even God forces
    nothing on anybody….He didn’t create us a zombie I would love to see more affordable tution fees in church institution tutions that an average man can afford and not comprimising the standards I believe its achievable however I will “advice” that you’ll be very careful with
    your frustrations on a man of God there are specific
    warnings from God against that that’s what I’m advicing
    you against. If you are a christain maybe you’ll get a lil
    bit of what I have said if you not and if God is a fallacy
    to you….all I can say is God help you and goodluck with
    your hate.

  27. Tutu

    November 5, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Covenant university is a great school! Good education does not come cheap anywhere! All of you insulting the man of God, you can air your opinions without insults, don’t incur the wrath of God…Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm. BN sef is very silly for the way the post was constructed. Mschewwww. Rubbish!

  28. ok o

    November 5, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    People spat on Jesus, flogged him,tore his robe,mocked him even slapped him and not once did he say a bad word or curse them. That is my God. All of a sudden, a man wants to convince me that my God, that died for man while he was still a sinner is the same with his god that will send his wrath if I criticise high fees for a school paid for by people who cannot afford it. #MyGodisnotyourgod

  29. observe much

    November 5, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I’ve read these comments and they’ve left me feeling all kinds of ways. Forget the fact that Covenant uni provides quality education, think about the number of people that have been employed by this institution and it’s affiliates over the years.
    Sowing seeds, extortion, robbery, what ever tag you want to place on his methods, the truth is that he could have had all this money and used it all for himself . There are many pastors, staying “woke”won’t change that, we should at least commend those that have chosen to give back.
    There are muslim universities too and I’m sure these kind of comments won’t abound if they are mentioned here.

    • Marks

      November 5, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      My apologies but this comment is dumb. Take back..where did he get the money from in the first place? Give back…is the school free of charge or is it even affordable to many of those who were blackmailed into tithing for it? See, these businessmen pastors are worse than Fred Ajudua and Ade Bendel and all those yahoo guys…that’s the truth.

    • EE

      November 6, 2016 at 1:10 am

      Sorry, but your views are verging on Totalitarian. The people gave freely, it is not on fellow citizens to determine what others do with their money. Where will the line be drawn, Don’t give to churches? Don’t buy beer?

      They gave because they derived some intrinsic value from it, maybe they like the sense of community, maybe they hope for God’s blessings, maybe they have even received it. It is their business not ours.

      To put it another way, if a Casion owner builds a University, will we condemn it?

      The problem here lies in his threats, he should’a stuck to a logical explanation.

      BTW, Covenant’s value is a ‘positive externality’ for the rest of us, they get a good education, their productivity boosts the economy, or they create a business or they remit us sweet FOREX. That’s without counting employment, the taxes they pay (do they?) and so on.

  30. Vidavi

    November 5, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    This is a man who has scammed millions…the least he could do is give back with free education.

  31. observe much

    November 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    @mark dumb because you don’t like/understand /agree with it? Your tone says a lot. Regardless I’ll go on to say how are they worse than the men you mentioned? How many federal laws were broken in the process of raising fund?
    “Give back ” what they were given in the first place. If u don’t like the faith based institutipns you can opt for neutral ones like abuad etc.
    If you don’t agree with his opinion leave him to his God..

  32. Dr Me

    November 6, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Nigerians sabi rake for no reason!!
    My child attends a Christian private school run by my American church here in Yankee.
    Fees are high but comparable to other private schools.
    I am sure there are church members who can’t afford to send their kids there. So they send their kids where they can. No wahala!
    Same applies to other friends scattered around the US and U.K.

    Why on earth should I feel because I pay tithes and offerings that it should be free. Missing the whole point!
    My church does plenty plenty charitable activities. As does Winners.
    Don’t I expect my child’s teacher to receive salary? Dont the teachers at Covenant need to be paid?
    Resources?
    Light?
    Water?
    Books?
    I can go on and on.

    Ppl like Freeze are like misplaced trumpets, blowing in all the wrong places! What are you doing with your status? The money you spent on your watches, won’t it have paid for scholarships for many anywhere??? Why can’t you mobilize local and international folks to donate money for your own free school and let’s see how you are able to sustain it, and maintain any quality standards!

    Folks shouting like Freeze, Go and sleep, maybe it will reset your brain. It’s the masses following the shouting blind like you that I pity.

  33. AceOfSpades

    November 6, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I know a guy, doesn’t believe in God. I can tell you he is a billionaire and he is very successful. He has a wife and 3 beautiful kids and even though he will have marital issues which is completely normal, his life is good from what I know! He talks to people (anyone) anyow including pastors, clerics.

    I know another man, very faithful to God. Married and successful but along the line, he lost everything. Even his wife that we all thought was the perfect wife that will stay and suffer with a man left him because he couldn’t take up his responsibilities anymore. NB: He is a strong believer of holding pastors high because he doesn’t want the wrath of God.

    Moral of my epistle: This wrath of God you people are claiming is rubbish. It won’t stop me from being successful if I air my opinion on his wrongdoing! Are you people for real? This is a man….he ministers to us about God but he is a man and a man can be wrong! A human being can be wrong! Don’t come here and say rubbish about wrath of God! Even Moses was critized and nothing happened to those who did. A whole Mos….what am I talking about sef, people critized Jesus and nothing happened to them so who the f is Oyedepo?????

  34. Damilare Lawal

    November 6, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Dr. Me: Must all education system follow the US or UK model? Even at that, many schools and colleges offer good scholarship opportunities for students here in the US and elsewhere. Education is totally free in Germany and some European schools even for international students. So must we always model everything like those of the US?

    • EE

      November 6, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Nigeria is libertarian unlike Germany, if you think Nigerians are willing to accept the taxes Germans pay, form a political party and campaign for it.

      Also population and political system-wise, we can only compare ourselves to the US. That’s without getting into Germany’s $3trn economy compared to our $500m. Apples aren’t Oranges.

  35. Damilare Lawal

    November 6, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Abi dem talk say GOD no dey for Germany?

  36. mr x

    November 6, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    What i don’t get is why everyone is worked up about his statement. He reflects overall gullibility of Nigerians. We need more progressive thinkers in the hem and affairs of Nigeria to send men like this to prison or reduce their influence in Nigerians. There has to be a revolution against men of God who extort less privileged and uneducated Nigerians.

  37. ATM

    November 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    If in ur opinion, he has done something wrong, why don’t u leave him to God, the all knowing. It is not in ur place to take God’s place or to fight for Him.. Believe me, that could be dangerous, so dangerous. If Bishop or anyone for that matter, has in ur opinion done or say anything, let God b the decider.

  38. Babe

    November 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I actually took out time to read the comments because i wanted to see what people had to say on this topic and i realized that some people are missing the point. Some of us have no problem with you fees but don’t come out and say the fees are ordained by God, the fees are high because bills most be paid, school most be maintained and we all know running a business in Nigeria has high over head costs. Covenant University is also not a mission project/work it is a business for Oyedepo. Education is a business in Nigeria and profits most be made from investments.
    I mean mission secondary schools which are run mainly by catholic priests and sisters are not that expensive (it wasn’t when i was in secondary school )because they are not there for the profit.
    Private schools are not cheap anywhere in the world so Covenant will not be an exception. What we should be doing now as a country is fixing our public system so that those who can’t afford private schools can still get standard education without attending a private school. Shikena!

  39. Truth

    November 7, 2016 at 8:11 am

    While it may have been rude to call oyedepo names & I do not advocate that, majority of what is said about him and his school is not far from the truth. Having gone through several of the responses posted here, I see the need for me to chime in and make certain things clear to you all:
    1. For those justifying the high tuition fee on the grounds that the same is what is obtainable abroad, you really need to look critically at this. The fact is that there is no basis at all for such comparison. Can you compare bean cake with “shawarma”? You would agree with me, that wouldn’t make any sense. How did the schools abroad come about the funds with which they were established? Was it from charity(free will donations) or funding from banks? Listen guys, Unlike schools in the West, every single asset (schools and jets and church buildings etc.) belonging to Living Faith Church, and by extension Oyedepo, were built or acquired solely with the hard-earned money(tithes & offerings) of church members. And he doesn’t deny this, because severally he brags about it saying that the universities were built debt free and without any assistance from banks or any outsiders. Yet, instead of subsidizing the school fees for his own church members, he insults their intelligence during his sermons by telling them: “your one naira is not in this church!” I attended there for over 6 years and so, I know what I am talking about! As a matter of fact, that statement should be very familiar with people who throng there. If that is your church and you’re sincere, you know I am stating the truth else you’re new there or haven’t been paying attention. And just before you cast a stone at me, answer this question sincerely: supposing Jesus or the apostles were occupying the position Oyedepo does, would they run it the same way? Would they collect money from the people only to erect facilities they wouldn’t be able to afford? Is that in the character of God? If you’re in doubt, maybe you need to see Gal2:10 and many other scriptures.
    2. For those saying he employs graduates and pays them regularly, have you bothered to find out how much he pays? In case you’re not aware, I’ll tell you. What he gives them is a meagre N16, 000. Now I ask you, “would you accept that as a graduate?” Isn’t that CAPITALISM on the altar, of all places! Or why do you think there’s so much pilfering going on there(Canaan Land) among pastors and even members of staff? Or why do you suppose there’s a clamor among some Oyedepo’s insiders for increase in salaries of workers? Is not to forestall such practices? If we would put aside our sentiments and biases and put on our thinking cap, we would find the truth staring us in the face. Our bane has always been the veil of religion put on us, of course, by so called fiery “prophets” who think they can call down fire or mouth odor on people from above like Elijah did as though we’re in the same dispensation. Wake up people! Wake up! Shun religion and embrace Christ!
    3. For you who say every organization has got to make profit, therefore he is not doing anything wrong, I beg your pardon??? What organisation? The church – the body of Christ? You gotta be kidding me? Are we called to profit off of preaching the gospel? That is an antithesis to the gospel! We’re called to give to the people and not rip them off! That would amount to making merchandise of the people, which we are warned against! 2Pet2:1-3. I think you should get a better excuse and not try to bamboozle the people! Not everyone is a spiritual dummy, you know!
    4. For those who say he is a world changer, how is he doing that, please? Is it by building unaffordable schools and the biggest church auditorium? Or by being the richest pastor there is? Check your bible, people! Is that what Christ preached? Was that how the apostles went about it? How are we called, as believers, to change the world? Is it by being the darlings of the world like Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Eminem, WizKid etc. Do you not know that Friendship with the world is enmity with God (James 4:4)? Space wouldn’t permit me but know this, folks: when the world starts celebrating you and everyone loves you, you are, very likely, telling them the things they wanna hear which CANNOT be the truth. The truth(gospel) isn’t sweet to the ear that’s why even though many are called, few will be chosen. Folks, there’s so much more to be said but I think I should rest it at this point. Here are some scriptures to help verify some of these things: Lk16:15, 1Sam2:6-7, 1Jn2:16. Shine your eyes people and be on your guard lest you be deceived further! The truth is there for all to see and If by penning down these lines, mouth odor will become my lot, no problem. Colgate still dey market…lol! God be with you all 🙂

  40. Paul

    November 7, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Oyedepo said that “God” told him about school & school fees; the fact is which God?? b’cos there are many gods and many lords in heaven and on the earth(1Cor8:5). This is the time to test every spirit and also the spirit in oyedepo(1Jn4:1) b’cos he speaks more of money and material wealth. The God of our Lord Jesus Christ spoke through Jesus Christ that you CANNOT serve the interests of God and also serve the standards of money (Lk16:13). It is the spirit of the ANTICHRIST that speaks more of the glory of this world than of the coming kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. So, looking through the eyes of the Holy scriptures, who is Oyedepo???

  41. Baba Carr

    March 6, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    When will this hot-tempered charlatan be brought to book? My God, who are the dunces who follow him?

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