Thursday, 30 June 2016

Late Shuaibu Amodu, Stephen Keshi, Lagos Farewell Testimonial match holds July 23





The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria in association with the Nigeria Football Supporters Club and the Lagos state government have scheduled the 23rd of July, 2016 for the Lagos Farewell Testimonial Match for the two departed former Super Eagles chief coaches, Amodu Shaibu and Stephen Keshi at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on July 23, 2016. A committee to oversee the match has also been set up according to the NFF. 

Chairman of the committee and President-General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo said “The Farewell Testimonial match would see the Super Eagles players battle against Lagos All Stars team in the main match of the day, while the curtain raiser would be a game between the Lagos SWAN team and the Supporters Club.
This would be followed by Musical Concert where prominent Nigerian musicians and comedians would perform in the entertainment aspect of the programme. This aspect of the event is coordinated by veteran music act, Chris Mba.”

DR CHRIS OKAFOR LEADING BY EXAMPLE, GIVES HOPE TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED. -gave out 150,000 to a man for marriage. -120,000 to 3 orphans for accommodation. -widows also benefited from his monthly food gesture



Christendom has gone beyond prayers and fasting alone, though the two are very important but it will compliment the physical action towards winning soul to the kingdom of God. This was part of the reasons the senior pastor of Liberation City, Dr Chris okafor, made it a mandatory part of his life to always give to the less privileged and widows on a day to day basis.
Last Sunday June 26, 2016 was not exempted as God’s servant put a smile on the faces of so many families. Over 600 widows smile home with bags of rice as part of Dr Chris okafor’s monthly widow’s support.
Another young man who has been looking for money to legalize his marriage to his wife who has been staying with him for years got N150,000 from the man of God who said the action is wrong. He said it’s a sin for a woman whom her pride price has not been paid to live with a man.
He therefore, delivered them and blessed them with the said cash for their marriage immediately. Also three young men who recently lost their mother after many years their father was dead, and had no where they could reside, received a cash of N120,000 for their house rent. These and many others were some of the good gesture by the oracle of God has he is fondly called as he also promise to commence his Widows Empowerment Scheme soon.
WES will be where widows get trained in various skill acquisitions and subsequently empower them with cash to be self dependant. According to accurate seer number one, Dr Chris okafor said not every problem needs prayer, yes we need prayer always but sometime we need physical cash to sort things out, that is why he has adapted this style of deliverance and also empower with cash to make all works out well. It is a known facts that if all our big men and ladies can borrow a leaf from the goodwill of Dr Chris Okafor to Nigerians the country will be a better place.

It will be recalled that Chris Okafor World Outreach COWOM is continuing with its soul winning crusade across the country, the train has visited over 13 countries out of the 35 countries schedule to be visited this year, the Sango Ota, in Ogun State crusade begins on the 30th of June through July 2rd, all these crusade has recorded various testimonies.

(Photos) Muri Alabi Thunder, Kokoro Taofeeq, Raised The Roof At The 10th Annual Lailatul Quadri Ramadan Lecture of Aquibatu_L_Khaeri Islamic Society of Nigeria.‎



Last week saturday 25th June, 2016 was ‎a very loud prayer session in Ifo land, Ogun State as Aqibatu_L_Khaeri Islamic Society of Nigeria (motto Aonulahi_Akbar) led by Sheik Abdul Ganiyu Alao Shitta (Fakhrul ulamohi of Ifo land) hosted their 10th Annual Lailatul Quadri Ramadan Lecture tagged Corruption And Nation - Building.


                           

The day can never be erased in the memory of the attendees who came for a very serious prayer to Allah all through the night of Saturday to early Sunday morning with notable Islamic scholars on ground who delivered spiritual food of life alongside.

Good musics where also on ground from the duo of Alhaji Muri Alabi Thunder [Mr Music] and Kokoro taofeeq [Olohun Lugoo]. 

Shocker: INEC issues Certificate of Returns to “authentic” Abia State Governorship election winner, Uche Ogah

Uche Ogah receiving his certificate of return today



Okezie Ikpeazu out!


Another precedence was set today Umuahia the Abia State capital as Mr Uche Ogah was given a Certificate of Return by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following a court ruling by an Abuja Federal High Court mandating theCommission to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah who came second at the last Peoples Democratic Party, PDP primaries in Abia State.


                                           
On Monday June 27, 2016, A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had ordered the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, to vacate office immediately for submitting false information to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, for the party’s governorship primary in December 2014. Justice Okon Abang in a judgment today ordered INEC to immediately issue a certificate of return to the plaintiff, Uche Ogah, who polled the second highest number of votes in the primary.


Another precedence was set today Umuahia the Abia State capital as Mr Uche Ogah was given a Certificate of Return by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following a court ruling by an Abuja Federal High Court mandating theCommission to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah who came second at the last Peoples Democratic Party, PDP primaries in Abia State.
               

                                           
On Monday June 27, 2016, A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had ordered the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, to vacate office immediately for submitting false information to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, for the party’s governorship primary in December 2014. Justice Okon Abang in a judgment today ordered INEC to immediately issue a certificate of return to the plaintiff, Uche Ogah, who polled the second highest number of votes in the primary.


BENUE@40: 1ST LADY, ALI BABA, MONICA OGAH, GEOFFREY, 40 OTHER CELEBRITY TIVS STORMS BENUE WITH COMEDY SERIES 1. … world press conference now to holds july 15, 2016


The celebrate Benue Heroes world press conference earlier scheduled to hold on the 3oth of June will now hold on the 15th of July 2016 at Markudi the Benue state capital. The conference which will herald the international tourism attraction package to celebrate the state as she marks her 40 years of creation will have Benue first lady, popular Nigerian comedy icon Ali Baba and the 40 Tivs as heroes.
Others on this prestigious list are Monica ogah and Geoffrey who were both past winners of MTN project fame. Ontrade solid concept limited, a company saddled with the responsibility of being the official partner with the Benue State government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has said part of the reasons for celebrating the state at 40th  is to also create awareness on all the tourism potential of  Benue state to the world, thereby attracting foreign and internal investors.
They equally said this will directly place Benue state on the world map of state with tourism opportunity for investors and subsequently brings various tourism developments to the state.
 According to the senior partner of Ontrade solid concept limited, Sanny Ogemyi, “the state is endowed with huge tourism potential so, this event will further gives interested investor different foresight to various location where there are tourism opportunity for them to come and invest thereby creating lots of employment opportunity for the youths of the state and also bring about development to the state”.

 He said the celebrate Benue heroes will begin with a world press conference on the 15th of July which will usher in different programmed that will be disclosed at the conference.

“I can never convert to Islam” - Yinka Ayefele clears conversion rumour




Popular gospel tungba crooner, Yinka Ayefele has called his conversion from Christianity to Islam story a mere rumour by some overzealous Muslims who wished Ayefele is in their camp.

Earlier yesterday, the news of the conversion to Islam of the ace singer went viral with fans both home and abroad making calls to find out the authenticity of the claim.

But in a release issued by his Publicist, David Ajiboye said, Ayefele is still a Christian and has no reason whatsoever to renounce his faith and believe.
“We believe the rumour must have emanated from the annual Ramadan Lecture which Fresh 105.9FM owned by Ayefele organized on Tuesday, in Ibadan.

                             
“Our station, Fresh 105.9FM had invited popular Islamic preacher, Alhaji Muideen Ajani Bello as the Guest Preacher at our annual Ramadan Lecture which had over 4,000 people in attendance and because of this, some naïve minds went to town to spread the rumour about Ayefele’s conversion.”
Ajiboye stated further that the station is for everybody irrespective of your religion, race or colour.
“We believe its part of our social responsibility to organize such a spiritual rebirth programme to sensitize our Muslim listeners on the ideals of Islam most especially in this holy season.”


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

OPEN HEAVENS THURSDAY 30TH JUNE 2016 TOPIC: GOD'S WATCHMAN


Memorise

Preach the word; be instant in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4:2

Read: Ezekiel 33:7-9

7. So thought, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore though shalt hear the word at my mouth and warn them from me.

8. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, though shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his inquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

9. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his inquiry.

MESSAGE:

As a watchman over the souls of men, it is our responsibility to preach the Word. What word? The Word of life; the Truth that sets a person free from the bondage of sin. Today, there is a scarcity of the word of God in some quarters. We have been given the mandate to proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to unbelievers. But it is unfortunate that many are not carrying out this instruction. There are ministers of the gospel who are preaching other things outside the Word of God. Because all men will stand before the judgement seat of the Almighty God, it is imperative that we proclaim the life-saving gospel to them. We are to preach the Word and the Word alone. We are not to preach the theologies and philosophies of men. We are not to preach the ideals of the western world, but the living Word of God. There are people living in sin today because the watchmen are no longer at their duty posts to reprove them. The Word of God is not what you preach when it is convenient for you alone. Necessity is laid on us all to continue to reprove and rebuke sinners and encourage them to embrace the path that leads to life and godliness.

We live in a world where people are no longer content with the Word of God, they have abandoned the Word of life and they are searching for fables. They are like sheep in search of a meal that will not profit them. God's Word is the wisdom of God for humanity. The problem with the present day Church is a lack of balanced spiritual diet for the growth of the flock. Potentially sound believers are not sound after all because they lack the wherewithal to grow to maturity despite the fact that they are genuine seekers of the truth.

We should take time to examine the level of pollution in the Church today by the modern and post-modern philosophers who have turned themselves to Bible scholars, thus, misleading the people of faith with their power of logic, oratory and academic tenacity. We need God's watchmen to put an end to the scarcity of truth in all our assemblies. We need to constantly remind ourselves that the thoughts of western civilisation should not be superior to the Word of God. As watchmen, we need to keep people informed about the correct knowledge of the Word of God. We need to constantly remind ourselves of the beauty of Christian living as the best way of life. We must cast down imaginations and every high knowledge that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and not allow heresies to thrive in the body of Christ. Your role in the church should put an end to the famine of the Word of God. Don't join those who only make noise and appeal to the emotions of people with the mind of leading them to hell. To be a watchman unto the souls of men is a divine mandate that must be carried out with urgency. The voice of the watchman must be clear and distinct so that the people that God wants to reach through His voice can hear the warning for the hour. If you want to serve God, serve Him with all of your heart. Let your path be straight. Always be ready to change when there is a need for it. You must be a good example to your hearers. You must be a fire brand for the Lord.

PRAYER POINT:

Father, help me to do the work of an Evangelist with diligence.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 14:1-16:15 and Song of Solomon 4:1-8

GOOD MORNING.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

(Photos) Ex-Super Eagles player Taye Taiwo and wife celebrate 12th Wedding Anniversary says, "I would have never experienced love without you"





Former Super Eagle left back, Taye Taiwo and his wife are celebrated their 12th year Wedding Anniversary on sunday June 26, 2016. Taye took to his IG page to shower loving words and suiting encomiums on her. He wrote,

"It doesn't matter whether it is our first, fifth,tenth or fifteenth anniversary. What matters is that I Will always love you and will always love me . Our house would never have become a home without you. Our kids would never have understood the meaning of family without you.

                                      
 I would have never experienced love without you.if a genie came to me and granted me a Few wishes,it would be a complete Waste . Because with you by my side l already have everything I could ever ask for. We ,ve come a long way Since we met each other for the the first Time. Happy moments,sad times nasty fight and crazy Misunderstanding- we've been Through it all. I have no regrets and even if had the chance of doing it all again,I'd do it the extra same way and with no one else but you. The gift that I got for you on our anniversary, is insignificant in front of how you have given me a Meaningful life and a loving family Some husbands dedicated songs, Some dedicated a Facebook page and Some dedicated gifts to their wives on a wedding anniversary. I have kept it Simple and dedicated my whole life to you , Sweetheart. Happy anniversary.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL DATE: MONDAY 27 JUNE 2016 THEME: GOOD PARENTHOOD


Memorise:

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

Read: Deuteronomy 6:4-9

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Message

Effective parenting must be properly planned if you will be really rewarded by God at the end. There are many people today who are leaving the responsibilities of parenting to strangers, and at the end of the day, the children also turn out to be strangers. Godly parents do not leave their responsibilities to chance; they make deliberate sacrificial choices, having an expected end in mind. Today, it is increasingly becoming very difficult to raise godly children because Western culture and ideas have infiltrated our background. God is longing for fathers who will love and care for the home. God is longing for mothers who will help the children become the best that God wants them to be. One of the people I will eternally be grateful to God for is my mother. She did a great job on me, she would never allow me gallivant around like others were doing. There is always a need for parents to re-adjust their lives in order to accommodate the demands of their children. Most men in the world do not understand the unique role that God wants them to play in the home and this is why you see all kinds of children today, who are causing problems all over the world. Parenting must be intentional, no good act of parenting happens by accident. There is always a price to pay.

Who is helping you to nurture you child today? Who is responsible for the growth of your children? It is the mandate of God for parents to produce righteous and godly offspring within the context of marriage. The nation of Israel was in trouble because they had abandoned their covenant with God. They were engaged in ungodly practices that were disrupting God’s plan for their children. Every parent who loves God should be concerned about how to go about raising godly children who will be great vessels to honour in the hands of God. Don't allow your children to follow the instructions of the world system that contradict the Word of God.

God is assuring parents that when they train their children in the right way, they will serve God for ever and they will give peace to them. There are parents who do not know peace as a result of the trauma their children are bringing to them. There are parents who have been defrauded by their children. Parents are to train their children to possess good character and godly behaviour. Children should be exposed to the wisdom of righteous living, however, the father should not become a tyrant or dictator in the home. There is nothing good in creating fear and anger in your children just because you want them to know that you are in charge. Every child should have a loving relationship with their parents. You have to open the lines of communication with them, so that they can share the challenges of the different phrases of their lives with you and with this, you can guide them through the Word of God and you will be amazed at how they will respond to the love of God.

Key point:

You owe it to God and your children to be a good parent.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 9 and Song of Solomon 2:1-7

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE‎

Jubilations in Lagos as Jimoh Sanni was finally arrested





He is known for notoriety. Every knows him around Dopemu/Agege area of Lagos West Senatorial District but, he has been escaping from the arms of law whenever he committed a crime.
30 year old Jimoh Sanni, alias Last Born, a suspected member of the notorious Awawa gang, who specialises in harassing and raping young girls, has been arrested by operatives of Lagos State Task Force alongside 14 others after they received intelligence report on the activities of the notorious gang. The operation that got the gang apprehended took place at midnight and was led by SP Olayinka Egbeyemi.Sanni, after his arrest confessed that he has raped over five girls within the Dopemu area of Agege, Lagos State.
Sanni said:
“I live at 4, Akinlabi Street, Agbotikuyo, in Agege. “I am from Okene in Kogi State. I am a sectional head of Awawa Boys and have raped more than five girls around Dopemu area. My gang has burgled many shops at Aluminium Village and sold Indian hemp at beer parlours and night clubs at N100 per wrap before we go for our usual night robbery operations.
“We collect N2,000 to N3,000 everyday from individual aluminium shop owner at Dopemu area and that they buy Indian hemp from another Awawa Boys kingpin named Olata, at Oloosha area at Mushin.”
The other suspects arrested alongside Sanni are 29 year old Ajayi Babatunde Lukumon; 24 year old Ajose Anthony; 32 year old Adebayo Nurudeen; 38 year old Olayemi Lasege; 23 year old Sanusi Afeez; 30 year old Popoola Fatai; 27 year old Popoola Yakubu; 20 year old Ajibade Oluwafemi; 33 year old Opeye-mi Oluwasola; 21 year old Adewunmi Oluwatobi; 25 year old Akerele Sunday; 32 year old Timothy Ogar; 21 year old Actor Amechi; 30 year old Jimoh Sanni and 27 year old Owolabi Adediran.

Alhaji Musibaudeen Popoola, 66, who is the father of two of the suspects, Popoola Fatai and Popoola Yakubu said:
“I found it extremely difficult to believe when I was told that two of my sons were among those arrested members of Awawa Boys.
“I only came, as a disciplined father, to tell them that the end has come. It is going to be a big lesson to other children that they must obey their parents.”


Additional Info from Vanguard Ngr.

End of an era? Lionel Messi vows to retire after penalty loss to Chile in COPA final





Barcelona star Lionel Messi has revealed that he may never play for Argentina again after Sunday night's Copa America final loss to Chile.
The Albiceleste lost 4-2 on penalties to Chile after a 0-0 draw in Metlife Stadium and an emotional Messi sensationally told reporters after the match that his Argentina career may be over.
"It's a very hard moment for me to think about what happened," Messi told TyC Sports.
"In the locker room after the game I thought the national team is over for me, this is not for me...
"This is how I feel now. A big disappointment that this is happening again in a final. I missed a very important penalty. I'm done."
"It is for the good of everyone, we can't conform with reaching the final and not winning it."
Messi's Argentina teammates were rocked by the news, with goalkeeper Sergio Romero saying that the No. 10 may have made a hasty decision.
"I think that Leo spoke in the heat of the moment, because a good opportunity passed us by," Romero said.
"Lamentably, the most f----- up is Leo because of the penalty. It's the worst I've seen him in the dressing room," Sergio Aguero added.
The news comes off the back of Messi criticizing the Argentine soccer federation (AFA) ahead of the final and revealing in a press conference on Friday that he had a backlog of complaints with the AFA.

ESPN

Friday, 24 June 2016

10 years after “Ekiti Poultry Project” saga, Fayose’s brother writes him a letter ‘The God Of 2006 Is Not Dead’





‘The God Of 2006 Is Not Dead’
Isaac Fayose, a brother of Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has written an touching open letter to his the embattled governor over his current travail with EFCC and other charges reminding him of how 2006 popular poultry project all played out.

Here is the letter…

Dear Brother/Father,
I am writing you this letter to encourage, strengthen and remind you of this verse of the Holy Bible that says, “If God be with us, who can be against us?” As you read this letter, I pray it gives you strength and courage. I want you to know that I am with you at this time of trouble and that this turbulence is a stepping stone to a higher level in Life for you.
Travelling through time, a decade ago, at this exact date, I can remember a time like this, When it was a period of turbulence for a great man I have always looked up to and admire. A man of courage, strength as an Eagle, bold as a Lion, a man of great dignity and integrity.
I remember June 24, 2006, exactly 10 years today. You were falsely accused of Poultry Project Fund mismanagement and murder. You left the government house on October 16, 2006.
But, God was with you. He confused your adversaries and vindicated you from the hands of vicious and political extremists.
This same God is not dead and he is still there for you. After 8 years, which connotes the year of Ascension, God gave you the staff and placed you on that same mantle on the same date you left the government House (October 16, 2014) against all odds.
Yet again! Another turbulence. I want “YOU” to know that God of little David that killed Goliath is still with “US”. Yes! Things might seem a little rough now, but remember your name “PETER” and what it stands for…
                        

You shall overcome with “VICTORY” as always. This battle shall pass in no time. The enemies you see now, you shall see them no more and at the end, we shall return all Glory to God.
When God is about to take you to a greater level, everything goes crazy. People will disappoint you. Friends go against you, and then you will be left all alone. In that very moment, God will be your only source and he alone will take the glory.
Your enemies tried but could not stand the power you carry. You are far stronger than they are and this is why they are petrified at the rumbling of your voice. ‘The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, but the righteous are bold as a Lion’ – Proverbs 28:1.
Think about it “If God be with us, who can be against us?” Think about how empowering that is! Let that power infuse you, let it pour liquid steel through your spine. You have got the power, you can fight, and you will win.
Though I am not there with you, you are always on my mind and I remember you in my prayers at all times. You can beat this. I know it, I see the warrior within you. You are a fighter.
God will continuously be with you and take care of you.
I love you, brother.
Your Brother and Son,
Isaac Fayose