Thursday, 24 April 2014

President Jonathan hails Buhari’s patriotic call for unity against Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan commends General Muhammadu Buhari for his very statesman-like views on the terrorism and insecurity ravaging Nigeria as expressed in his article which was widely published by the media over the past two days.

President Jonathan believes that the position taken by General Buhari is that of a true patriot, respected former Head of State, revered elder statesman and nationalist.

N4m found on ritual killer in Benin

A suspected ritual killer who specialises in selling human parts has been arrested by security operatives in Benin City, the Edo State capital, southern Nigeria.

The man, whose identity is yet to be revealed, was allegedly arrested at the Upper Sokponba road area of Benin with cut to size gun, different human parts and N4 million cash.

Chris Brown in tears as he is thrown back in Jail till June

chris brown sad in jail

Chris Brown has been thrown back in jail until June after his bail application was denied by the judge.
The trial was to start today but was postponed till June.CNN reports..

Chris Brown must return to California the same way he got to Washington, D.C. -- in chains on the grueling "Con Air" inmate transport system.

Nigeria will break if confab fails – Ohaneze

The Igbo apex ruling body, Ohaneze Ndigbo has warned in Onisha, Anambra State that if the National Conference currently going on in Abuja fails that Nigeria will break up.

Sounding a note of warning , the state chairman of Ohaneze, Elder Chris Eluemuno said, “this confab will decide the fate of Nigeria in the next five years. The National Assembly has to do a referendum on the outcome of the confab.”

Open Heavens 2014: Thursday, April 24, Daily Devotion By Pastor E.A. Adeboye; Nothing To Hide

Topic: NOTHING TO HIDE [Thursday April 24, 2014]

God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. Psalm 62:11

Read: 1 Kings 18:30-35
30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.

34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.

35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.


At the showdown between Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, Elijah told the people to come near and see what he was about to do. From this example we see that the ways of God are transparent. Christianity is not a secret cult. We do not hold our services with doors locked. Everyone is free to come and see what we are doing. If you belong to a society where they say they are serving God and they shut the doors to outsiders, it is a secret society, even if they cover the whole venue with Bibles. If you belong to a group where they say your wife cannot come in, even if they read all the chapters in Psalm, it is a secret society. In the church of the Living God, the doors and windows are wide open because there is nothing to hide. Also, after Elijah prepared the altar, he asked them to pour water on it three times until the place was running with water. This he did so that nobody would say he had fire under the altar. It was also a way of saying he trusted his God. He was saying there were no tricks or gimmicks. If you are in a church where they hide people who give testimonies, get out of there because it does not belong to God. In the true church of God, everything is honest, true and open so that people can come and see.

Anyone who wants to please God must have nothing to hide. Elijah repaired the altar that had been broken down. Certain preparations must precede divine blessings. Repentance must come before divine intervention. You cannot be living in sin and expect grace to abound; God forbid! If you want God to bless you, you must be willing to repent. Joshua was marching towards the Promised Land and miracles were happening. The walls of Jericho fell. He then sent some soldiers against the small town of Ai and they were defeated. Joshua sought the face of the Lord to know what was wrong and he was told to repair the altar that had been broken. Repair the altar of the Lord in your heart today. Decide right now that you are going to put everything that is wrong in your life in the right position. Salvation is free. You do not need to perish again. All you need to do is identify with the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and you will become a new creature in Him. Just obey His will. If you do these, you will have everlasting life. You will have abundant life in this world and have everlasting life in the world to come. However, if you refuse to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, the great anger of God will abide against you. No doubt, our God is a God of love, but He is also a consuming fire. As it was in the beginning, so it is now. The only difference is that there is room for repentance. There is an offer of salvation. The blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins. By reason of your repentance, you will not be destroyed in hell-fire in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point:
Father, help me to be transparent in all I do.

Bible in a Year:
Zechariah 1:1-6:8; Psalm 89:15-37

Written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Peter Okoye's Wife, Lola Speaks On The P-square Fight

The news about popular Nigerian singers, Psquare breaking up has been trending online since the report went viral some days ago with many pointing accusing fingers at Peter Okoye's wife, Lola as being the cause of the breakup.

Lola who chose to keep silent on the issue has finally spoken out via her facebook page. See what she wrote below:

" I'm a Lady of Substance though I have my Shortcomings, I might not be Loved by Everyone but the People that matters to me hold me in High Esteem and thats enough for Me."

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Parents Asked The Internet To Name Their Baby


Sometimes, second really is the best.

In January, expectant dad Stephen McLaughlin created the website, asking Internet strangers to do just that.

Now, he and his wife, Alysha, have announced on the website that little Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin was born on April 7th.

Dixon Olakunbi wins Knorr Taste Quest Competition, gets N2 million, SUV and more [Photos]

Dixon Olakunbi, finally emerged from the keenly contested grand finale as the winner of the Unilever Nigeria-sponsored TV reality show tagged Knorr Taste Quest.

For her accomplishment, Dixon goes home with N2 million cash prize, a Ford Eco Sport SUV courtesy of Coscharis Motors, and Kenwood kitchen equipment. She now joins the Knorr Taste Quest hall of fame that already has winner of season one, Lalu Surdiham who was also present at the grand finale.

Lagos stadium is now a den for big time Prostitutés

Boxing promoter, Martins Osaile, has lamented the state of the National Stadium, Lagos, saying it has turned to a home for prostitutes. The multi-purpose stadium, built in 1972, was once the pride of the country, hosting high-profile games including the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations, which the Green Eagles won.

But the stadium has gradually degenerated, due to lack of maintenance. Osaile said government officials were only interested in hiring the place to people, to the detriment of the state of the sports arena.

Ghost appears in stadium during football match in Bolivia [Photos, Video]

Football spectators have been spooked after a ghostly figure was caught on tape running through fans during a game in Hernando Siles Stadium, La Paz, Bolivia, on Thursday night.

The creepy video was shot during a television broadcast of the match, and has gone viral right now with internet sleuths sharing their theories on the apparition.

Ogun State APC Chieftain beats up wife [See Photos]

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An Ogun State APC chieftain, Bashorun Bayo Awosanya, allegedly beat up his wife, pictured above, after they had an argument at their residence in Sagamu on Easter Sunday April 20th around 8.30pm.

Fortunately, their gatekeeper who heard cries for help rushed in time to save the poor woman. She's currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Sagamu.

Video: Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich [All Goals and Highlights]

Real Madrid will take a narrow lead to Germany for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final thanks to a first-half goal from Karim Benzema.

Kano: Man sentenced to death by stoning for raping girl, 13, infecting her with HIV

An Islamic court in Kano has sentenced a man to be stoned to death for raping a 13-year-old girl and infecting her with HIV.

Such sentences under strict Sharia laws have been passed before but never carried out in Kano state. Past sentences have been commuted to life in prison.

Moroccan father caught smuggling his 8-year-old daughter in suitcase [See Photos]

A desperate Moroccan father, Ayham Kanaan, has been arrested by Spanish custom officers after he was allegedly found hiding his 8-year-old daughter, Haniya Kanaan, in a suitcase. According to police reports, Ayham, 38, was caught trying to smuggle his daughter into Spain so that she can stay in the country.

It was gathered that Customs officials found Haniya curled up inside a small suitcase after her single father entered Spain on a legal work permit through the Andalusian port of Tarifa.

Video: Private jet of Ghana’s president’s brother, Ibrahim Mahama, spotted in Iran

Watch the CNN report on John Mahama’s brother, Ibrahim Mahama’s private jet that was spotted in Iran.

Press Statement

Ghanaians for a Better Government is a new pressure group set up to expose bad governance, push for transparency, accountability and value for money on how taxpayers’ money is spent and for a government that is competent and shows compassion and care for the concerns of the suffering masses.

We wish to use our maiden statement to express our worry and reservations about the dodgy, dark and clandestine nature of a supposed visit to Iran by a Ghanaian government delegation, led by Ibrahim Mahama, brother of President John Dramani Mahama. We wish to ask, is Ibrahim Mahama the de facto prime minister of this our Republic?

Read How Boko Haram recruits Niger Republic youths with $3,000

Young Nigeriens at the border town of Nigeria and Niger Republic, Diffa, have confessed to be recruits of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.

A member of a gang in Niger told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that Boko Haram Islamist militants from Nigeria “regularly come across the border, looking for recruits.”

The gang members, in their 20s, said they were paid $3,085 (about N500,000) to join the insurgency and since they were jobless, they were willing to take the cash, but with no interest in protecting Sharia law.

Six lecturers from Nigerian Universities get N8m research grants

Six lecturers from Nigerian Universities have been awarded 33,090 pounds (N8.6million) as Research Travel Grants to the United Kingdom by the British Council in Nigeria.

The Communications and Marketing Manager of the Council in Nigeria, Mr. Desmond Omovie, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a chat on Wednesday in Lagos that the fund was to take care of the recipients’ travel, visas, insurance, accommodation and subsistence costs.

He said the recipients would be visiting and undertaking their projects between 2014 and 2015.

FIFA lifts Barcelona transfer ban

World football governing body, FIFA, early this morning suspended its ban on Barcelona Football Club after the Spanish team lodged appeal against the ban.

According to a statement on FIFA official website, the Catalan club will now be able to sign players in the summer transfer window following their appeal against the punishment.

9-year-old Willie sings Gospel Praises until kidnapper set him free [Video, Pictured]

Nine year old Willie Myrick
Nine year old Willie Myrick
A young boy in America managed to get his kidnapper to free him – by repeatedly singing the gospel song “Every Praise”.

Nine year old Willie Myrick was snatched from his Georgia driveway, and driven around for three hours before being released in the city of East Point according to news website Naturally Moi.

Boko Haram sponsors are top politicians and traditional rulers – Clairvoyant

Alhaji Alhassan Mohammed Goni, a.k.a. AMG

A popular clairvoyant in Adamawa State, Alhaji Alhassan Mohammed Goni, a.k.a. AMG, has threatened to expose the sponsors of Boko Haram insurgency if the killer group does not suspend the current bloodletting and hostilities in the country within two weeks.

The spiritualist, who expressed sympathy for President Goodluck Jonathan, said:
“My vision always tells me whenever the Boko Haram are about to launch attacks but I was always incapacitated to stop them because I was not given express permission by the authorities to do so; but through my intervention, the intensity of the attacks is minimal.”

He said among those sponsoring Boko Haram activities are top politicians and traditional rulers...