Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Behold First Black Bishop Of Church Of England Nigeria-born Woyin Dorgu

In a record breaking development, Nigeria-born Woyin Karowei Dorgu has been announced as the 13th bishop of Woolwich.

Dorgu, who will be consecrated in March 2017, will become the Church of England’s first black bishop for 20 years.
A statement from England’s Prime Minister Office said that The Queen of England approved the nomination of Dorgu to succeed the Right Reverend Michael Geoffrey Ipgrave.

Also Read: Uyo Building Collapse Latest: Benita, David Undergoes Successful Surgeries

Fifty eight-year-old Dorgu was born and brought up in Nigeria, where he trained as a doctor.

He studied at the London Bible College for his BA, and studied for his ordination at Oak Hill Theological College from 1993 to 1995 and also holds an MA in missiology.

He is married to Mosun, a consultant child psychiatrist.

Dorgu told the Guardian UK his appointment was “a small step in the right direction”, adding: “Quite a lot of Nigerian Christians [in the Woolwich area] are from an Anglican background. 

Uyo Building Collapse Latest: Benita, David Undergoes Successful Surgeries

Two little children of a staff with the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA Uyo, Mr. Uko Ima, Master David Uko Ima and Benita Uko Ima, who were victims of the black Saturday, 10th December, 2016 where the Reigners Bible Church collapsed on worshippers during the bishopric enthronement of their church General Overseer, Apostle Akan Weeks, has passed through a successful operation at the Ibom Specialist Hospitalin Uyo.

The father of the children, Mr. Uko Ima and his wife who were with them in the church during the unfortunate incident said the building collapsed on his children, inflicting deep injury on the head and other parts of their body.


5 year-old Benita Uko Ima sustained head injury, the 2 and a half year old David, had a fracture on the right hand and a deep cut on head.  Of the three children he has, two were affected, while the other was not hurt.

Explaining the medical attention given to the children by the hospital, the Contract  Manager of Ibom Specialist hospital, Mr. Solomon Osakwe  said successful surgical  operations were carried out on their head and that they are in stable conditions now.