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Oyedepo’s 100,000-seater auditorium ‘The Ark’ to gulp N160bn

Living Faith Church founded by Bishop David Oyedepo is to spend a whopping over N160 billion to build its 100,000-seater auditorium, known as ‘The Ark.’

The ground breaking ceremony for The Ark was carried out by Bishop Oyedepo in March 2021.

Top source in Living Faith confided in PM NEWS that over N160 billion has been earmarked for the gigantic project.

It was learnt that N45 billion has already been released for the project, which has already kicked off and to be completed in three years.

First announced in late 2015 as the “Faith Theatre”, the 100,000 seat stadium-like project has now been officially renamed as “The Ark”, unveiled at the church earlier last Month.

Sited on about a 1,000 hectares of land (the site of the old Faith Academy compound), within the vast premises of the current church building, the Ark will specifically accommodate 106,000 seats and will include a 24 Floor Mission Tower (International Headquarters Facility) made up of two twin towers of 12 floors each.

Upon completion, the existing 50,000 seater Faith Tabernacle will serve as an overflow facility.

The massive project is being handled by Laralek Ultimate Limited, whose Managing Director is Adebiyi Olalekan.

Oyedepo had recently said members of the church would not be tasked to contribute for the project

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It Is Nasty for Muslims to wear hijab in Christian schools – David Oyedepo has dropped a bombshell on hijab controversy

Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo has dropped a bombshell on hijab controversy in Kwara State, saying it is nasty for Muslims to want to wear hijab in Christian schools.

Oyedepo, in a mid-week service, advised Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State to leave mission schools for the owners to run them the way they wanted to.

“What a nasty development in Kwara State, where Muslims are asking their children in our school to wear Hijab and the church said ‘no’.

“I have never seen a place in my life where a tenant will be decreeing for the landlord. I have never seen, you know the reason why? We have never shown the world the other side of God.

“God is not a toy. The Lord is a consuming fire. Let us show them the consuming fire of God. The consuming fire part of God, they need to know. Leave the schools for the owners. Go to your school, is there any fight? Stop putting fingers in the eyes of others,” Oyedepo warned.

He said the world should be warned against church, as the church is a time bomb waiting to explode.

Oyedepo warned that when God turned his back on anybody or any system, that system would be grounded.

In his words: “The world should be warned against the church. The church is a time bomb. When God turns his back on anybody, or any system, that system is grounded. That system is cursed.

“My advice and I know they will hear me, my advice is leave the schools for the owners. Find your school, men and women can wear hijab there.

“I can’t understand it, stop putting your fingers in the eyes of others when they are not blind. Father bring an end to harassment against your church in Nigeria.”

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Photos from Bishop Oyedepo’s daughter’s wedding

General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo’s daughter, Joy  and her husband, Abimbola Abodunrin held their white wedding on Saturday August 22.

The couple’s traditional wedding ceremony was held on Friday August 21.

See more photos from their wedding ceremony below…

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Photos from Bishop Oyedepo
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Photos from Bishop Oyedepo