Dominion Air: Parking And Maintenance Fees Force Bishop Oyedepo To Commercialize Private Jets

Pastor David Oyedepo
By SaharaReporters, New York

The rising cost of maintaining four private jets has forced flamboyant Nigerian pastor, Bishop David Oyedepo, to set up a commercial airline that uses four airplanes that had hitherto served as part of his private fleet.

Last year, as staff costs, fuel prices and landing fees escalated, Bishop Oyedepo had contemplated selling two of the jets. But when no buyers were forthcoming, he turned to Plan B: to set up Dominion Air and put the jets to commercial use.
 
A senior church source told Saharareporters that each of the jets cost Bishop Oyedepo some $1,000 per hour in parking fees and maintenance.

Oyedepo, whose specialty is “prosperity ministry,” has amassed a huge personal fortune with vast holdings in real estate as well as investments in education. Last year, he achieved international notoriety when SaharaReporters highlighted a Youtube video in which he slapped a hapless young woman who said she was not a witch but “a winch for Jesus.”

Bishop Oyedepo, who is called “Papa” by his church members, is also planning to build a multimillion dollar college in upstate New York, according to a source familiar with the pastor’s desire to expand his business empire across the world.

Already Bishop Oyedepo owns one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria – Covenant University – where students are banned from using mobile phones or wearing “sinful” dresses to class.

Oyedepo has become stupendously rich by collecting tithes and hand-outs from wealthy congregants, many of them public officials whose source of wealth is questionable. Forbes magazine recently estimated that the bishop is worth $150 million. Ironically, most members of Bishop Oyedepo's congregation, especially indigent worshipers who are ferried from the slums of Lagos and other cities in American school buses converted to “Holy ghost” transportation, cannot imagine much less afford the luxurious lifestyles reserved for the bishop and his household.

Most Nigerians, including members of Bishop Oyedepo's congregation, live on less than a dollar a day.

A source involved in the setting up of Dominion Air disclosed that the airline will offer executive jet services that would charge users up to $10,000 per hour. The source said that Oyedepo has plans to purchase additional aircraft to expand his profile in the aviation business.
 

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Nigerians are the most

Nigerians are the most gullible people in the world.

careful

he is a man of GOD is because u guys are poor and jobless

pastor

u yourself did not know d truth is because u poor

Oyedepo is definatly a businessman not a man of God

You are a stupid ignoramus individual who mistake a businessman for a man of God. He is a shrewd person who uses church money to build business empire for his own personal glorification. Good and godly reporting by Saharahreporters.Kudos

People are stupid, how can u

People are stupid, how can u be talking about a man of God like this...If you do what God tells you to do he will surely bless you so don't report nonsense and call it news.

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Please, i want to ask for a

Please, i want to ask for a favour of you guys. mind the way you talk about men of God!

whatever it's Your Opinion

Bishop David O.Oyedeop

He Has the proofs of God'S ANOINTING BEING UPON HIM.Whatever you can say it's your opinion, but surelie the Word Of God is the final authority you will get it when you keep speaks un insults to this Man Of God.

From South Africa

I advice who ever wrote this

I advice who ever wrote this to go get a better job instead of making such accusations about a man you obviously know nothing about

Wow...

The writter of dis article must be an idiot..infact u are a syncophant whose mind is twisted..am sos sure u really cant amount to any tangible thing in life bcos u r embarking on a journey that wld lead you to 'Nowhere'...pls make a change of hrt by accepting Jesus and join the prosperous few...i rose from been a thousanian to a millionaire by listerning to that man you just poked unjustly and you know what i make money without sweat,toil..and bcos of dat i give more to the society than ma learned colleagues...

Sahara please stick to the

Sahara please stick to the truth you know. what do you mean by "Most Nigerians, including members of Bishop Oyedepo's congregation, live on less than a dollar a day." You guys have been away from Nigeria too long obviously.
Not even 1/100th of Nigeria live on that. 165naira? That figure was produced by those who calculated cost on living based on spending power and not cost of expenses.
If I have a food in my 'house' and clothing; my livelihood per day should not be estimated as zero. It is the cost of the food I live on and maintenance that is the cost of my livelihood per day.
I have not seen the poor in the North but in the SEW of Nigeria, the cost of the yams, fish, bread etc that these people eat is more than 1dollar per child. Then you have to add the average of a child's school fees and school and other expenses.
Nigerians do not live - talk less of most Nigerians- on less than 1 dollar per day.

talk like a christian

the truth always hurts ,so sahara reporters mind your writings.........it hurts you know

Well said sire!

Well said sire!

re: bishop oyedepo

We have been brainwashed. Please look at the life of Christ. He never lacked in his lifetime neither did He amass wealth. We are so religious yet one of the most corrupt and ignorant.In a country with over 50% of its population rooted in poverty our leaders both political and spiritual are more interested in self aggrandisement.The masses are handed peanuts and they cling and become sycophants like dogs, all is forgotten. The bible says my people perish for lack of knowledge. open your eyes. For those who are so blessed, How much do you actually make ,can u afford anything more than the basic need of food? Look at your accommodation, compared to where these people reside, is there a remote connection between your block of flat and their mansions? Can you afford regular medical checks and health care service, when last did you travel for a holiday if ever you have? What schools do your children attend? Oh, the federal\state universities with the incessant strikes? May God help us...

When I originally commented I

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The sooner you poor fools

The sooner you poor fools starve to death the better.

A con man

Are you a blind this man is taking you for a ride and taking you money why would a man of the cloth need a jet aircraft you stupid blind fools.
Read your bible if you can that is and your eyes will be opened .
Mind you as you starve to death waiting for the first world to send you food and money think hard is this fool starving.5

Stop beefing a man of God with your publicity.

Bishop Oyedepo is a god and that's what the bible says about people who are new creature Psalm 82:6 "I have said, YE ARE GODS: and all of you are children of the most high" he is not a mere man and he cannot be rich like a mere man because he possesses the power of God. whatever he have today was given to him from above....and 'what ever is from above is above all' follow him and you will prosper.

hahahahaha (joblessness)

Why are U̶̲̥̅̊ §o called reporters busy doing this wen
U can be busy doing other things? If its easy
Why don't you try & succeed by doing what ΐƨ
Right? Did Bishop Oyedepo or Pst. Chris do
Anytin wrong by showing others the truth?
While you pple are showing others the lie.
You know the bible warned about false prohets
True, but he also warned about poeple Łίκε
You who will be lovers of themselves than
Lovers of good & God. Jobless people. Ȋ̝̊̅f
You are any beta, why not stand out §o u
Can also be voted ƒσя 2 effect change?

GOD HAS BLESSED HIM AND DERS

GOD HAS BLESSED HIM AND DERS NOTHING U WIL DO ABOUT IT

You are dishonest to yourself

Seek the truth, the real truth and you will become the wiser. Why are you passing judgement on individuals. Right in your lifetime you will see Sahara reporters going from strength to strength. Wake up and stop being fooled. This chap is a typical example of the warning of the end of day the Bible tells us about.

May the Lord open your eyes

May the Lord open your eyes to the truth. You guys have been blind-folded by selfish and errorneous teachings. False prophets, your so-called bishop is a typical and living example of such.

pators

pls oyede; contribute to the life of poeple look at s/b like t.b who has been helping a lot of poeple, fine he do televise for poeple like u to be advise on what to do. even jesus christ officialised all his miracles and charity on earth, why u, give brocast it for more poeple to come and at the same time recieve blessing of ur God pls do for christ sake

damnation,spell and eterna condemnation on SaharaREPORTERS

Well, it is a pity that SaharaReporters could be so naive and shallow-minded to embarked on a futile mission to the defame the character of an integrity-based organization.Frankly speaking,the exit of saharaReporters is here as they have arraigned the apex of their career for eternal condemnation.

DO NOT BRING CURSE OVER YOUR BUSINESS

Sahara Officials and their reporters.
This is my kind advice to you all. It is not all Pastors you can rubbish on your publications and go free. Mocking men of God such as Bishop David Oyedepo brings curses on that person. If you do not know what to say just SHUT UP AND BE QUIET. Do you know how many students that are under his scholarship programme? Do you know how many families that have been built up by God through his teachings? Do you know you how many churches he has helped financially? Do you know how many past and present Presidents of African countries that take Spiritual counsel from him on a daily bases. SAHARA, YOUR REPORTERS ARE IGNORANT.So,if i were you, seek for interview from Bishop Oyedepo before publishing something that will bring damnation to your business and families.

Someone above wrote 'The

Someone above wrote 'The Bishop is a great success by obeying God's voice. Sahara Reporters want to be a great success by obeying a business consultant.' The hard fact and truth is that Sahara reporters can never in their lifetime achieve any success for the simple reason that backbiters always remain at the back. Check these half-brained reporters alongside their mates who started together at the same time with them but now making waves in Nigeria. But they remain in New York roaming the streets. Any idiot - especially those with twisted minds can set up a website to assassinate other people's character -especially these ones with ulterior motives and axes to grind.

YOU ARE A BIG LIAR

I only pity people who would believe you cock and bull story. How much is parking and maintenance fee that Oyedepo cannot afford. You know what you are saying is far fr4om the truth. For your information, Aircrats for DOMINION airline does not include the his private jets, they are on the way coming. I am a member of his church and every true member of winners chapel who practices is been preached there do not beg for bread. I ve been blessed immeasurable from his teachings and I know how I started. Do you know the number of students on scholarship at Covenant and Landmark University? If you start criticizing men of God it simply means your end is near.

“What sorrow awaits you

“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. http://bible.us/Matt23.23.NLT

WE NEED TO TAKE OVER

Gentlemen, the country is in deep mess and we have people like the Bishop and yourselves (those condemning each other)in this country.Please come out and let us vote for you guys that are incorruptible (at least from the distance), let us have a messiah among you because every where you look there is dilapidation. Why is Dangote doing sadaka all over Africa instead of building schools in the North, why is Boko Haram destroying social and the meager economical level of the North. Please come out in 2015, Bishop, Soyinka, you guys in diaspora so that we can vote for you. we have prayed yes this is time for action not condemnation.

Hmmm Nigerian pastors

How about this Pastor chris said that masturbation is not a sin

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