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Time-table for CCC Worldwide music dir., AVSE Adetiran, burial released (Photos)

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The activities for the burial event of the music director of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide, AVSE Oluwole Oladejo Adetiran (M.O.N.), has been released.

This was made known at a press conference organised by the committee set up by the pastor and spiritual head of the CCC Worldwide, Rev. EMF Oshoffa to handle the burial event of the late respected public figure, who was also the composer of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) anthem still in use till date.

Born on September 8, 1947, in the Western Region of Nigerian to the Adetiran family of Obaloja Compound, Igbajo, now Osun State. He started his elementary education at the Baptist Day School, Igbajo, before moving to Ibadan, Oyo State.

Late AVSE Oluwole Oladejo Adetiran (M.O.N.)

Adetiran learnt the art of playing the guitar from Dapo Taiwo, a Gold Coast returnee, and became a preferred guitarist amongst his mates in 1963 and by 1965, he had become a cathedral organist.

His musical talent made him to excel at the Baptist Teacher Training College where he was appointed as the Social Prefect and Choir Director.

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The late CCC Worldwide music director trained as a musicologist at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the University of Ibadan, while he had his mandatory N.Y.S.C. Scheme at the Polytechnic Ibadan. It was during the service he composed the N.Y.S.C. anthem.

Olumide Adetiran, one of the sons of late AVSE Wole Adetiran addressing the pressmen

He later lectured at the Department of Music Technology, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, for about thirty years and rose from an assistant lecturer to Chief Lecturer, a professor cadre in a university setting.

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He was also became the first lecturer in the Music Technology Department to become a Senior Principal Lecturer in the music department of the Polytechnic Ibadan, the first lecturer in the department to become a Dean of Faculty of eight departments at The Polytechnic Ibadan.

The late AVSE Adetiran joined the Celestial Church of Christ at the Army Barracks Road Parish, Mokola, Ibadan, under the Shepherdship of Late MSE Moses Obasa Adekanbi in the early 1970’s.

According to the Head of Media, CCC Worldwide, Sup. Evang. Kayode Ajala, MBIC, the conference was the first time such would be happening in the celestial church and that the late AVSE Adetiran was not an ordinary member of the celestial church.

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Sup. Evang. Kayode Ajala, Head of Media, CCC Worldwide

“The late director of music was an exceptional member of CCC; a man who contributed immensely to the growth and the progress of this church. He has left an indelible print in the sand of time.

“While he was alive, he recorded so many firsts within the CCC and Nigeria as a whole,” Sup. Evang. Ajala told TheHeute.

The chairman of his burial committee, Sup. Evang. Olusegun Okeowo, stated that the proper planning of the event would commence  on August 20, 2022.

Sup. Evang. Olusegun Okeowo, chairman, AVSE Wole Adetiran Burial Planning Committee

“The family of Baba Adetiran would be organising a symposium coming up Saturday, August 20, at CCC Central Parish, No. 14, Olukunbi Odunbaku Street, Oremeji Busstop, Ibafo, in Ogun. It was where baba was attending during his time and it would commence by 2:00pm.

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“The central choir of CCC Worldwide would be organising a roadshow to create an awareness on Sunday, August 21, by 12noon.

“On Monday, the church he started from, CCC Mokola Parish, Ibadan in Oyo State, would be organising Service of Songs for him and on Tuesday, The Ibadan Polytechnic would be hosting a Commendation Service for Baba Adetiran starting from 12noon to 2:00pm.

“On Wednesday, August 21, there is going to be an interdenominational gospel concert at the Blueroof of the LTV8 in Lagos starting from 10am to 10pm in the evening. This is going to huge because baba was a music person and so we’re going to have a lot of artistes coming to celebrate him,” he revealed.

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On Thursday, the event would move to the Celestial City at Imeko in Ogun State where late Adetiran said he should be buried when he died. Mid-week service would be held there from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

“August 26 is the proper burial. There would a service for him in the morning at his house by 9:00am and immediately after the service, he would be laid to rest. We would all be back to Lagos on same Friday.

“On Saturday, the following day, there would be a session for baba, his family and all well-wishers at the Balmoral Hall Event Centre in Lagos starting from 12noon where so many popular artiste would perform.

“There would be a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday at the CCC, International Headquarters, Ketu from 10:00am where we would be appreciating God for the success of the burial event,”

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“These are the programmes for the final burial of Baba Adetiran, which we believe everyone of the gentlemen of the press present here today would help tell the whole world that the committee,” Sup. Evang. Okeowo said.

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The chairman thereafter appreciated the pressmen for coming while recognising the first son of late man of God, Olumide Adetiran, who was also present at the event.

A recipient of the national award, M.O.N, Adetiran was the music director of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide and the founding rector of the C.C.C. Academy of Music Technology, Lagos, Nigeria, until his demise.

He died on May 7, 2022 and is survived by a wife, children and grandchildren.

May his soul rest in peace.

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  1. Malik O Rotimi

    August 8, 2022 at 11:36 am

    The committee has done a great job. Dr. Okeowo is a man of result.
    God bless you all

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The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sunday, July 7, 2024, as the first day of Muharram, marking the beginning of the Islamic year 1446 after Hijrah.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Sambo Junaidu, on Friday.

 

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Junaidu stated that there was no report of sighting the moon by national and the various moon sighting committees across the country.

He said, “The national and the various moon sighting committees across the country did not receive any report on the sighting of the new moon of Muharram on Friday, 5th July, 2024, which is the 29th of Dhul’Hijja 1445 AH, hence Saturday, 6th of July, is the 30th of Dhul’Hijja.”

The Sultan felicitated Nigerian Muslims on the new year.

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Reverend E.M.F. Oshoffa demotes London shepherd over insubordination

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In a move to uphold pastoral authority, Reverend Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa, the Pastor and Spiritual Head of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide, has demoted VSE Bayo King, the Shepherd in Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Harton Street, London.

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Citing repeated acts of disobedience and insubordination, Reverend Oshoffa announced the demotion in a memo titled “PASTORAL ORDER: DEMOTION IN SPIRITUAL RANK” with reference number CCC/EMF/PO/AD-DSR-001/04-24.

The memo highlighted VSE Bayo King’s refusal to vacate the Harton Street Parish as directed by previous Pastoral Orders dated 25th September 2023 and 12th February 2024.

It accused him of instigating parish members against the directives of the Pastor and destabilising the parish. As a result, VSE Bayo King has been demoted to the rank of Assistant Superior Evangelist with immediate effect.

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The Pastoral Order stipulates that during the period of demotion, the embattled London shepherd must not use or be addressed by any spiritual rank higher than Assistant Superior Evangelist.

Additionally, he is prohibited from wearing the church garment corresponding to any rank above Assistant Superior Evangelist.

The memo emphasizes that his conduct will be closely monitored by the Office of the Pastor, C.C.C. Worldwide.

Reverend Oshoffa expressed hope that VSE Bayo King would demonstrate the expected remorse, obey orders, and show improvement in his conduct, potentially leading to a reconsideration of the decision. Failure to do so could result in further disciplinary action.

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In a related statement, Reverend Oshoffa addressed concerns regarding the formation of a parallel Diocese in the UK under VSE Bola Olaleye.

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He clarified that he had not authorised any such formation and reaffirmed that the Celestial Church of Christ, United Kingdom Diocese, remains unified under the leadership of Most Superior Evangelist Amos Olabode Fatusin.

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Emir of Ilorin sent us to order you to disband -Muslim group storms Kwara Chrislam centre

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Members of an unidentified Muslim group recently stormed a worship centre that plays host to both Christian and Islamic services in the Alalubosa area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

The group members who said they were acting on the instruction of the Emir Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, revealed that the worship centre was originally a mosque but has been housing worshippers outside the religion.

They were led by a man referred to as “Olojatuntun” who declared that such practice was an anomaly that would not be tolerated.

“We are here because of the report that the mosque in Alubosa, Ilorin where Christians, Muslims, and even traditionalists worship. We observe this practice which should not happen in this town,” the man declared in a video that surfaced on Facebook and sighted by our correspondent on Thursday.

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In the video, worshippers at the centre including four men, some women, and children were seen listening as the leader of the delegation voiced his displeasure.

Olojatuntun added that henceforth, such practice will not be tolerated as it contravenes the rules laid down by the forefathers of Ilorin.

“We are not here to fight but what we want in the name of the Emir is that the practice must not happen again. It is not an advice; if they must hold Christian service there, they can, but not mix things up.

“We won’t allow anyone to destroy this town; to gather people and ask them to be practicing both religions. So tell them (the owners of the mosque) that we must not come back. Though they could claim they own the land, this is the town of the Emir,” he stated.

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Another video was cited by our correspondent, where members of the group met with the owner of the worship centre referred to as Iya Meta Lokan. The meeting was seemingly called to sort out concerns raised by the group.

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The middle-aged woman, dressed in a white gown and covered in a white scarf, said she is a devoted Muslim but started her ministry “using the ways of Christians.”

“When I was called by God, I was told to teach following the Christian way,” she revealed.

She continued,” I was told to preach to both Muslims and Christians. I have been on the mountain; when Muslims come, we pray likewise for Christians.”

She added that focusing only on Islam will be difficult as that will be against her “spiritual call.”

Recall that a Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Malcolm Omirhobo, in 2023 sued the Emir of Ilorin for allegedly stopping traditional religious worshippers from holding their Isese festival in Ilorin, Kwara State.

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In the suit filed before the Kwara State High Court, Omirhobo, who described himself as an Olokun worshipper, asked the court to declare that the alleged action of the Emir was an affront to the constitutional rights to “freedom of dignity of the human person, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly.”

In July of that year, Theheute reported that a Muslim group, Majlisu Shabab li Ulamahu Society, went to the house of a traditional religion priestess to warn her against going ahead with her planned Isese festival in Ilorin.

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