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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Open Heavens 2014: Tuesday October 21, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Who Are You?


TOPIC: Who Are You? [Tuesday October 21, 2014]

MEMORISE: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 Peter 2:9

READ: Isaiah 6:1–8
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.  
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

15-Year-old-boy hospitalized after being gang raped by adult men in US

Dayton Ross Jones, left and Sam Miller are charged with raping the teenager
A 15-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after he was allegedly gang raped by a group of men at a party, in Kentucky, US.

The attack on the 15-year-old was also filmed on a mobile phone and distributed by the men. They shared the footage of the attack via mobile phone and authorities are currently unaware if it was posted online. The boy is reported to have suffered a punctured colon and injured bladder but said to be recovering.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Seun Oloketuy accuses Nollywood Actor Elvis Chuks as masterminder to Linda ikeji's false publications

Elvis Chuks(left), Linda Ikeji(middle) and Seun Oloketuy(right)
The Organiser of Best of Nollywood awards (BON), Seun Oloketuyi is accusing popular blogger Linda Ikeji of publishing false stories about the 7th edition of the Best of Nollywood (BON Awards) that took place at the River State Government House in Port Harcourt. According to Seun, who also accused Nollywood actor and producer, Elvis Chuks as the masterminding the controversy on Linda's blog. According to Linda's publication, she wrote that Gov. Rotimi said he gives Joke Silva and Kate Henshaw bags of money whenever they visit Rivers state, and that he is the reason behind Kate Henshaw's venture into politics and so on.. Seun has addressed the issue.

Read his message below...

Dear all, I want to use this opportunity to thank the over 200 guests who flew to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, from all over Nigeria to witness the 2014 BON Awards and to say thank you to Governor Amaechi for his love for the arts and Nollywood.

However, the events of the last 24hrs have come as a shock to me and what keeps ringing in my head is why? Though there is an official press release to debunk the misinformation on Linda Ikeji’s blog, this message is to address the issue of fiends masquerading as friends.

Champions League: Costa, Mikel, Schurrle and Ramires Out Of Maribor Visit


Diego Costa, Andre Schurrle, Ramires and John Obi Mikel will all miss Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Maribor, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Costa was sidelined from the 2-1 win at Crystal Palace at the weekend due to a niggling hamstring problem.

When quizzed on the Spaniard’s fitness, Mourinho said: “It’s the same problem that he has been having. He cannot play tomorrow but I don’t have any idea how long he will be out for.”

2015: Jonathan Will Lose If He Runs — Rivers APC


...Insists ambition against national interest

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been advised not to bow to the pressure being mounted on him by selfish groups and individuals to contest the 2015 presidential election. Giving the advice in a statement in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) predicted that Jonathan will lose if he allows himself to be deceived into seeking re-election next year.

“The handwriting is already on the wall for President Jonathan in view of the calibre of leaders and unprecedented masses that attended the historic declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2015 presidential election. It has therefore become imperative for President Jonathan to start writing his handover notes as his game is up,” Rivers APC said in the statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.

Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free - WHO


Nigeria was thrust in the Ebola spotlight in July after an infected air traveler introduced the virus to Lagos. The case spurred fears that the disease would spread across the city of 21 million and throughout Africa's most populous country.

In the end, Nigeria confirmed 19 Ebola cases, including seven deaths.

The World Health Organization said an aggressive government response and effective contact tracing helped keep the virus in check.

Police recover severed head of slain youth in Lagos [Pictured]

Ibikunle
The police have recovered the severed head of a 28-year-old man, Ibikunle Tunde, who was killed during a cult clash in Mushin and Fadeyi areas of Lagos State last week.

The head was recovered on Ojelade Street, Fadeyi, on Thursday by security operatives from the Alakara Police Station. The deceased, who had been linked to a murder last Monday, was killed in an apparent reprisal.

Open Heavens 2014: Monday October 20, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - A Christian Youth At Home


TOPIC: A Christian Youth At Home [Monday October 20, 2014]

MEMORISE: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; -Ecclesiastes12:1

READ: Ephesians 6:1–3
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.  
2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

Ebola: British Nurse William Pooley, who Survived Returns to Sierra Leone


William Pooley, the 29-year-old health worker who was the first Briton to contract Ebola in Sierra Leone, has returned to the country as he promised he would.

Pooley told BBC that he returned to Sierra Leone because he felt there was a great emergency in the country, and felt an urgent need to help out.

Searching for the World’s Funniest Person


Jamie Masada, Iranian-born founder and owner of the famed U.S. comedy club chain The Laugh Factory, has scoured comedy festivals from Afghanistan to South Korea and Egypt to Israel in search of the “Funniest Person in the World.”

Online voters will help narrow the list from 10 semi-finalists who will perform at the Hollywood Laugh Factory and before a worldwide Internet audience on Monday.

Ebola: Liberia’s President heartfelt letter to the world


In the midst of the Ebola outbreak currently plaguing Liberia, the country’s president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has written a moving letter to the world, imploring communities of the world to join forces to fight against the deadly disease.

The Independent reports that the letter was read over the radio and transmitted worldwide:

Dear World,
In just over six months, Ebola has managed to bring my country to a standstill. We have lost over 2,000 Liberians. Some are children struck down in the prime of their youth. Some were fathers, mothers, brothers or best friends. Many were brave health workers that risked their lives to save others, or simply offer victims comfort in their final moments…

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Open Heavens 2014: Sunday October 19, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Here Comes The Dreamer


TOPIC: Here Comes the Dreamer [Sunday October 19, 2014]

MEMORISE: In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, Job 33:15–16

READ: Genesis 37:9–19
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.  
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

Amaechi: The Man, His Feats, ‘Sins’ And Tribulations: An Insider’s Account

GOV AMAECHI DECLARES WAR ON EBOLA

By EZE CHUKWUEMEKA EZE

PREAMBLE

It was Marvin Harris that stated that, “I don’t see how you can write anything of value if you don’t offend someone,” while Edward Abbey said: “How could anything non-controversial be of intellectual interest to grown-ups?” Based on these submissions, I hereby dare to correct the misconception in some quarters about the politics of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and how he became the rallying point of opposition to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – a party of which he was one of the founding fathers but which inexplicably turned round to make life unbearable for him. This attempt is aimed at exposing the intrigues and the politics of this misunderstood leader and some of his actions that led to his present exalted position in the politics of Nigeria.

EARLY POLITICAL CAREER

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State was where Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi laid the foundation of his political life, participating actively in student union politics, especially in the National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS), of which he was President, and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). After graduation, he cut his teeth in politics as Secretary of the now defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State from 1992 to 1994. He was Special Assistant to Dr. Peter Odili, the then Deputy Governor of Rivers State, and also a member of the Board of West Africa Glass Industry as well as Risonpalm Nigeria Limited. He was Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of the Rivers State Chapter of the disbanded Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) in 1996 during the transition programme of the General Sani Abacha junta.

Open Heavens 2014: Sunday October 19, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Here Comes The Dreamer


TOPIC: Here Comes the Dreamer [Sunday October 19, 2014]

MEMORISE: In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, Job 33:15–16

READ: Genesis 37:9–19
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.  
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?  

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Open Heavens 2014: Saturday October 18, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - The New Anointing


TOPIC: The New Anointing [Saturday October 18, 2014]

MEMORISE: And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. Isaiah 10:27

READ: Acts 5:12–16
12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.  
13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

10 Things You Never Knew About Female Dj Frizzie + ELOY Awards Nomination Details


She is one of Nigeria’s fastest rising female turntablist who is steadily carving a strong niche for herself in male dominated field with every step she takes in her career. Within a short period of time, Dj Frizzie is turning into a household name in the entertainment circle and has recently earned herself a couple of deals which include becoming Mr.2Kay’s official dj, plus VJ for newest television station in the country, CoolTv. Obviously for those who have been hearing the buzz about her, there are certain things you’d like to know about her. See the 10 things you never knew about DJ Frizzie below.

1. Her full name is Frances Tamunonengiyeofori Higgwe and she's from Kalabari in Rivers State, Nigeria.

2. She is a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt where she studied Environmental Engineering. And is currently undergoing her masters, Msc. Water & Environmental Management in the UK.

Nyesom Wike’s directive to Aluu people to vote out PDP is commendable – Rivers APC



It is with heart full of joy that the All Progressives Congress [APC], Rivers State chapter, most unreservedly thank Barr. Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, the junior Minister for Education for passionately, clearly, unequivocally and undeniably pleading that the people of Aluu and, by implication, all Rivers people should  vote out the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in the 2015 general elections.

For us in APC, his call is not surprising following recent heightened determination by the Ijaws of Rivers State to deny him the gubernatorial ticket of the PDP in the 2015 elections. We only view the junior Minister’s present quandary, frustration  and devastation with profound empathy. We are really worried that he could not see it coming given that a governor of Ikwerre extraction shall have ruled Rivers State for 8 years by May, 2015.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Nigeria Govt and Boko Haram Reportedly agree to Cease-Fire and Negotiate Release of Chibok Girls


Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have reportedly agreed to a cease-fire and are negotiating for the release of the over 200 abducted Chibok girls.

According to Voice of America, Danladi Ahmadu, who is reportedly Boko Haram’s “Secretary General,” told them about the alleged cease-fire agreement.

Open Heavens 2014: Friday October 17, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Angels Love Music Too


TOPIC: Angels Love Music Too [Friday October 17, 2014]

MEMORISE: But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3

READ: Acts 16:25–34
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Dickens Sanomi Annual Essay Competition 2014 Has Only Two Weeks Remaining


The Dickens Sanomi Annual Essay Competition 2014 is drawing to a close with only two weeks remaining to get essay entries submitted. The competition’s closing date is the 31st October.

Now in its 4th year the DSF Essay Competition is a national competition open to all Nigerian students of secondary school age. The competition is organized by The Dickens Sanomi Foundation, an independent non-governmental organization set up to promote the importance of education in particular writing skills amongst our youth.