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Thursday, 11 May 2017

DOWNLOAD NEW MUSIC: WAIT - NAOMEE FT. CHRIS MORGAN

DOWNLOAD NEW MUSIC: WAIT - NAOMEE FT. CHRIS MORGAN

Like the biblical allusion that says, “But those who WAIT upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind.”

This is the message embedded in the latest studio effort entitled: Wait by gospel music sensation and radio goddess, Naomi Oboyi featuring worship general and 'Daily as I Live' exponent, Chris Morgan.

Naomee in her yearly tradition drops singles every of her birthday to appreciate God for the gift of life and as well bless her teeming fans.

In fact, fans and followers of this songstress are yet to recover from the ‘hit’ of her last previous hits songs, Stand Up and Beautified by Grace, which got plaudits from music buffs.

For this highly-sought after event anchor, radio host and journalist extraordinaire, the latest song was churned out of the deepest part of her heart.

“When the day is day as night and the there’s no hope in sight and I cannot find the light…I’ll put my trust in You (God) a line from this wave-making song reads.

On the secret behind the song, Naomee, a graduate of Mass Communication from the Benue State University, said the single from her soon-to-be-released album; Beautified by Grace was inspired during her trying moment when her mum passed away.

“This is my birthday gift to all those who believe in my music ministry and art,” she said.

The song was produced by one of Nigeria's hottest producers, FrediBeat and recorded at the prestigious Star Show Records' Studio in Abuja.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

BREAKING: Buhari Travels To London For Another Medical Check Up, To Stay Until Further Notice

BREAKING: Buhari Travels To London For Another Medical Check Up, To Stay Until Further Notice


*Adesina says doctors will determine duration


President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night left Nigeria for London where he is scheduled to consult with his doctors.


According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the duration of Buhari’s stay in London will be determined by his doctors.

Adesina however said the President had transmitted a letter to the National Assembly as required by law.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London tonight for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.

“He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day.

“The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry.

“He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.

“The length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors. Government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.

“President Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.”

Meanwhile, Buhari who departed Nigeria for London Sunday night for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors has said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will take charge in his absence and that Government will continue to function smoothly and efficiently. 

He disclosed this via his Twitter handle (@MBuhari).

See his tweets below: 





BREAKING: Former Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswam Reportedly Freed From DSS Custody

BREAKING: Former Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswam Reportedly Freed From DSS Custody

Unconfirmed reports have it that the immediate past Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam has been released from detention by the Directorate of State Security (DSS).

Suswam was reportedly freed on Sunday May 7, 2017.

Recall that the former ex-governor was arested by the DSS about two months ago over items recovered in cars in a building in Abuja, both of which allegedly belong to him.

Details shortly...

Friday, 28 April 2017

Mo Abudu And Richard Quest Jog on Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge

Mo Abudu And Richard Quest Jog on Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge

Nigeria's super female media entrepreneur and CEO of EbonyLife Television, Mo Abudu and popular CNN journalist Richard Quest went on early morning jog on the Lekki-Ikoyi link Bridge yesterday. The duo also bumped into the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo.

"We managed to touch on a number of important topics...laugh and giggles during our jog," Ms Abudu said. "Truly Richard Quest has a great sense of humour"

See pictures below:







Gospel Singer, Chris Morgan Set To Drop New Album Entitled 'Signature Of Grace'

Gospel Singer, Chris Morgan Set To Drop New Album Entitled 'Signature Of Grace'

Worship General and founder of Apples of Gold Records, Chris Morgan is set to drop another album.

This is coming on the heels of the success of his album, Certified Love, which was released last year.

The new album, entitled 'Signature of Grace' currently undergoing studio process and would drop anytime soon.

The Daily As I Live crooner, confirmed that the album would soon hit music shelves.

“I am a signature of Grace. Album coming soon,” he tweeted.  

Morgan has the following albums to his credit: Arabaribiti, Beyond the Shadows, Worship Revolution, Arabaribiti Reloaded, Another Revolution as well as Certified Love.
  
Blackface Rants Again! Says He's Ready To Sue 2face For Song Theft

Blackface Rants Again! Says He's Ready To Sue 2face For Song Theft

Even though they started out as members of one of Nigeria’s foremost music groups – Plantashun Boiz, 2Face Idibia & Blackface are now sworn enemies, with the latter never missing an opportunity to call out 2Baba.

Just last week he called 2Baba, “a two faced, lazy and filled with hate”

And now he has confirmed he is suing the renowned music legend for content theft for the song – Let Somebody Love You which features American singer Bridget Kelly. He made this known in an interview with Premium Times saying,

My legal team is working on that, as that’s the best way to go. When I accused them, they lied and said its ‘unfortunate’. I said they took my song and then even said maybe my account was hacked.

Well, if you thought so why didn’t you pick up your phone and say “Yo black.. . What’s going on?’ “But, no they won’t because they wanted to steal it and it backfired, and they trying to act ‘holy’ so they make flimsy excuses. 2face and his manager planned all of that.

2face sang my song (Let Somebody Love You) and featured an American artiste, Bridget Kelly. His manager published it without my permission. Till today they haven’t deemed it fit to tell the world that they tried to assassinate my character in the media but that couldn’t be justice and they know. 

“So, the court is our only option as they keep avoiding meetings thinking that with time it will all fade off. But, they know not what tomorrow holds and neither do I.
Benue State House Of Assembly Passes Law Forbidding Cultism, Kidnapping

Benue State House Of Assembly Passes Law Forbidding Cultism, Kidnapping

The Bill for a Law on prohibition of abduction, hostage-taking/kidnapping, cultism and similar activities was passed by the Benue State House of Assembly in Makurdi on Thursday.

According to reports, during the consideration of the bill which went through public hearing, the Speaker, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange said it received overwhelming acceptability by the Benue people.

Participants at the hearing agreed that the bill should spell out stiffer punishment for persons convicted of abduction, hostage-taking, kidnapping, cultism and similar activities, to serve as deterrent to others.

The participants also agreed that the bill should provide death penalty for persons convicted of the crime that involved the loss of life.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

SPONSORED: Good News For Entrepreneurs In Benue

SPONSORED: Good News For Entrepreneurs In Benue

Intafact Hero’s Foundation, Creating More Entrepreneurs!!!!

The Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart Programme which is a CSI of the Intafact Beverages Limited is back. 

This time it is bigger and better as the programme has expanded beyond the South-East states; as it is now open to Nigerians living and have businesses in Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo States.

Last year 24 lucky young entrepreneurs emerged having submitted brilliant business proposals, underwent training and eventually got seed capital totalling a whooping sum of N50 Million naira.

The initiative focuses on helping young people to imbibe the culture of entrepreneurship and help them build their businesses from ideation to actualization. This year’s edition is open for entries from 20th March till Friday, 28th April, 2017.  

Last year Mr. Charles Obinwugo the star winner,  who got the seed capital of N5.50 million for his new start up business, said that the grant would help him fully establish his dream business and would be eternally grateful to the organisers for providing such a platform.

The second edition of the programme promises to be much more exciting, empowering and rewarding as the judges, facilitators, mentors and organisers are ready to surpass all expectation.

Take the bold step to becoming an entrepreneur by downloading the application form at http://herokickstartnigeria.org

Here are some exciting pictures from the 1st edition and the winners. 











Is Pastor Oloche Adaji Resigning From Dunamis Church??? Find Details Here

Is Pastor Oloche Adaji Resigning From Dunamis Church??? Find Details Here

The Pastor in charge of Dunamis International Gospel Church, Makurdi, Benue State branch, Pastor Oloche Adaji has debunked the story that he has resigned from the ministry.

Adaji, while describing the hearsay as baseless and unfounded, affirmed that he is deeply rooted in Dunamis and he has no intention of leaving the church anytime soon.

According to Idomavoice, the fire splitting preacher said he has not written any resignation letter or planning to write any one.

His words: “Where is that coming from? Please disregard such rumour. That must have come from the figment of the writer’s imagination. As we speak, I have no intention of leaving the church. I have not written any letter of resignation and I am not even planning to write any.
“I am in Dunamis today because the Lord asked me to be here and I have no reason to leave when the Master has not stated otherwise''.

He called on the general public to disregard the hearsay in entirety.
Fulani Herdsmen Storm Gov. Samuel Ortom's Hometown, Kill Six

Fulani Herdsmen Storm Gov. Samuel Ortom's Hometown, Kill Six

Suspected Fulani herdsmen over the weekend the Benue State Governor's hometown, Tse-Wuaswem in Guma local government area of the state; killing sinx and injuring many others.

The incident is coming few days after the governor declared his love for the herdsmen, as he urged the people of Benue and Nigerians as a whole to support herdsmen ranching to stop herdsmen invasion. 

According to eye-witnesses who spoke to Thisday, the herdsmen killed six farmers, and injured several others, even as some of the locals have been declared missing since the attacks occured. 

Governor Ortom has been subjected to intense criticisms for failing to protect his people from the marauding herdsmen Sole administrator of the area, Mr Joseph Apera, who confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation with journalists, said only one person was killed while three others were seriously injured. 

Apera said the incident occurred at about 9pm. last Sunday, April 23 in Saav district while the people were asleep. 

His words: “There was no provocation. They just came in, matcheted the person and ran away. Before then, there had been high influx of cattle in the area.''

According to reports, Guma, the home of Ortom, has incessantly been attacked by herdsmen resulting in many deaths and destruction of property. 

When contacted, the state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Yamu, disclosed that the police received a report from DGSA of Guma on April 24 that herdsmen killed somebody at Tse-Wasem village of Tsev district. 

He said six herdsmen were arrested even as the case is under investigation. 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Anti-Corruption: Anyone With An Evidence Of Partiality Against The President Should Make It Public -  Shehu Garba

Anti-Corruption: Anyone With An Evidence Of Partiality Against The President Should Make It Public - Shehu Garba

The Presidency has condemned retired Colonel Dangiwa Umar’s media attacks against the ongoing anti-corruption campaign of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, while reacting to a statement issued by Umar, warned that the Buhari’s administration would neither succumb to media attacks nor would it be deterred by false accusations.

According to him, the President Buhari’s administration is quite familiar with the barrage of verbal attacks that have accompanied the administration’s war against corruption.

Shehu therefore challenged anyone or organization with any evidence of bias or partiality in the fight against corruption to make it public.

He stated that all the agencies involved in the war against corruption are allowed freedom to carry out their responsibilities, without any interference whatsoever from the Presidency.

Shehu also maintained that President Buhari had never interfered with the judicial process, despite publicly expressing his frustration with how slowly corruption cases were handled.

FG To Hold National Conference To Tackle Farmer/Herders Clashes - Audu Ogbe

FG To Hold National Conference To Tackle Farmer/Herders Clashes - Audu Ogbe

The Federal Government says it will hold a national conference to discuss and proffer solutions to farmers/herdsmen clashes currently ravaging the country.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this when a joint dialogue to analyse the root causes of the crisis submitted its report in Abuja.

Ogbeh said government would engage all stakeholders involved in cattle breeding, as well as farmers to discuss and analyse the situation with a view to finding the solution to the crisis.

The minister listed other stakeholders to be involved in the conference to include policy makers, the security agencies, Ministry of Interior and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria.

While submitting the report, the Assistant Representative Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Nigeria, Dr Rabe Mani, said the committee recommended at least a 10-year national livestock or ranch development plan to establish milestones and targets.

Also speaking, the National Secretary Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Baba Ngalzarma, applauded the recommendation saying it would help to solve the problems being faced by its members if implemented

Monday, 24 April 2017

Middle-Aged Man Caught With Human Parts, Beaten To Pulp

Middle-Aged Man Caught With Human Parts, Beaten To Pulp

A middle aged man has been arrested in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital for possessing human parts.

Tribune Online gathered that the suspect had been monitored by residents of Ita Kudimo, Abata Suban, Pakata area of Ilorin West local government in the past few days after speculation grew that he possessed a corpse in his building.

It was also gathered that the neighbours of the suspect swooped on his residence at about noon on Sunday and the suspect was allegedly caught with human parts.

He was later dragged to Adewole Police station in the Ilorin metropolis amidst shouting and rain of curses by the crowd of people.

It was also gathered that house of the suspect was demolished and his properties were carted away by hoodlums who took advantage of the situation to perpetuate their dastardly acts.

Speaking on the development, the police public relations officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incident, said that the command had commenced investigation on the alleged crime.

Also speaking on the development, the commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Mr Olusola Amore, who did not give the name of the suspect, said that, “it is true that a man was caught with human parts today.

He was being beaten at Kudimo area of Adewole on Sunday. There was a crowd trying to lynch the man. In fact, they had set ablaze his car because they discovered that some odour was coming out of his apartment.

On a closer look, they discovered that he had human parts, skulls and other parts, while they were trying to lynch him, police was informed and moved to the place and caught the man arrested.

We arrested him so that we can know other people connected with that business they are doing. The case is now at Adewole but the State CID will take over the case.

We are going to get to know who and who are involved with him. presently, the case is under investigation.”



Soldiers Invade Catholic Church In Benue, Accuse Bishop Avenya Of Keeping Weapons

Soldiers Invade Catholic Church In Benue, Accuse Bishop Avenya Of Keeping Weapons

The Catholic Bishop of Gboko, Benue State, Rt. Rev. Williams Avenya, has lamented the invasion of his home and his parish by soldiers reportedly working on the instruction of the federal government.

The military on Sunday, raided the home of the Christian cleric claiming to be searching for some weapon.

The Bishop, however, described the search as barbaric, diabolical and an attack on all Christians.

Lamenting the incident, Avenya told newsmen, “This is what happens when you have a one-sided government in place.

“Today my house and the entire parish was turned inside out by the military in-search for weapons.

“They say I keep weapons. “The Fulani herdsmen go about with heavy weapons killing innocent people and never a day has any one of them been harassed by the military.

“There are instances where the military have even assisted them to carry out their attacks ‎on defenseless citizens.

“The soldiers we have in this country are one sided. Why are they trying to divide the very country they are called to defend on religious line.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Emir Of Kano Calls On Northern Leaders To Promote Girl-Child Education In The Region

Emir Of Kano Calls On Northern Leaders To Promote Girl-Child Education In The Region

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called on Northern leaders to promote girl-child education in the region.

Sanusi made the call during the inauguration of Aminu Dabo College of Health Sciences laboratory complex in Kano on Monday.‎

‎‎He urged the leaders to give priority to female education as they did with their male counterparts.

The monarch also admonished the people of Kano to support each other and work as a team for the overall development of the state.‎
Earlier, the proprietor of the school, Aminu Dabo, said the school was established two years ago to promote educational development in the state.

Dabo added that the school would collaborate with Kwara University and another university in Malaysia for degree courses.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Boko Haram Members Allegedly Based In Benue Busted!!!

Boko Haram Members Allegedly Based In Benue Busted!!!

DSS said it busted the ISIS-linked Boko Haram members based in Benue State and the Federal Capital Territory who had perfected plans to attack the United Kingdom and American embassies as well as other western interests in Abuja.

The Department of State Services (DSS) said it had busted a ring of ISIS-linked Boko Haram members based in Benue and the FCT between March 25 and 26.

A U.S. Embassy spokesman declined to comment on the arrests.

The Boko Haram campaign is now in its eighth year with little sign of ending, having claimed more than 20,000 lives.

At least 117 suicide attacks have been carried out by young people in the Lake Chad basin region since 2014, with almost 80% of the bombs strapped to girls, a new report says.

It’s been almost three years since Boko Haram abducted more than 250 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in northern Nigeria, sparking a global outcry and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

Since 2014, 117 children – more than 80 per cent of them girls – have been used in “suicide” attacks across the region.

Nigeria’s national security agency say Islamic extremist group Boko Haram were behind the proposed attack. Previous year 21 of them were released after negotiations brokered by the Swiss government and the International Red Cross.

Twenty-one Chibok girls were released in October in a deal brokered by Switzerland and the International Red Cross, while a handful of others have escaped or been rescued.

Unicef is also concerned that children are being held by the Nigerian military for alleged association with fighters from Boko Haram.

The group has increasingly been using children to attack crowded markets, mosques and camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria and the broader Lake Chad region. “In some cases, parents are killed in front of the girls during the process”, it said.

“Boko Haram continues to abduct women, girls and young men who are often then subjected to horrific abuses, including rape, beatings and being forced into suicide bombing missions”, said Makmid Kamara, Amnesty International’s interim country director for Nigeria.

“Many children who have been associated with armed groups keep their experience secret because they fear the stigmatization and even violent reprisals from their community”, the report noted.

He said that the suspect confessed his involvement in the execution of sinister activities of the group.

“A primary focus for [U.S.] Africa Command [AFRICOM] in West Africa is containing and degrading Boko Haram and its offshoot since a year ago, ISIS-West Africa”, Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the top American commander in the region, told lawmakers last month.
No Recession: Controversy As Unidentified Man Pays N42 Million Naira Tithe To Church In Benue

No Recession: Controversy As Unidentified Man Pays N42 Million Naira Tithe To Church In Benue

A man, whose identity has been shielded by a local church in Makurdi, has shocked church members with a tithe offering of N42 million.

Investigations by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi revealed that the money was paid into the UBA account of the NKST Church High level Makurdi.

Although the resident pastor of the church, Dr. Frederick Ikyaan, initially denied knowledge of such offering, a copy of the church’s quarterly financial report, covering the months of January – March, confirmed the payment of N42million tithe to the church.

The report showed that the lodgment was the highest single offering from an individual for the quarter.

The money was paid into the church’s account in January.
The breakdown of the church’s financial report showed an income of N56.2 million and an expenditure of N33.7 million within the same period.

The church’s records also showed that out of the income, N44.6 million was generated from tithe, while a single person accounted for N42 million.

Reacting to the financial report, the pastor said his initial denial was based on the allegations that the donor was an appointee of the Benue State Government.

“ I still stand by my words that the person that gave us that money is not an appointee of the state government. In fact, he does not even stay in Benue but is an indigene of the state.”

He said there was nothing wrong with the offering and insisted that the church has nothing to hide.

Meanwhile, the tithe offering has stirred controversy in a state struggling to pay the salaries of workers.

Public discussion centred on the legitimacy of the donors income, as a man who pays N42m to a church as tithe must have made an income of N420 million in the month that he paid.

The NKST Church is an abbreviation for ‘Non go Kristu U Sudan hen Tiv’, meaning the Church of Christ Amongst the Tiv.
Read President Buhari's Full Easter Message To Nigerians

Read President Buhari's Full Easter Message To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all Nigerians to live together in peace and harmony, in the spirit of Easter.

Buhar in his Easter message to Nigerians assured the people of his commitment to repair the economy and battle corruption, insecurity and terrorism.

Read the full message below:

"I congratulate our Christian brothers and sisters on the celebration of this year’s Easter.
 "I rejoice with you on this historic occasion signifying the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, redemption over condemnation, and hope over despair.

 "The commemoration of this special season in Christianity, is always preceded by fasting, piety, humility, penance and prayers of intercession in the build up to the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, an event which reunited man with his Creator.

 "The message of Easter is filled with themes of love, faith, sacrifice, dedication, commitment, fulfilment of prophecy, hope, expectation and victory, as espoused in the Scriptures and the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus Christ.

"As we celebrate yet another Easter, I urge all Nigerians to live peacefully with one another and do their utmost to make Nigeria a beautiful place to reside.

"In the almost two years of this administration, we have worked hard to meet the expectations of Nigerians by improving security, especially in the North-East, sustaining the campaign against corruption and have taken steps to revitalize the economy.

"We are determined as never before to continue with the fight against terrorism and insurgency; sustain the peace in the Niger Delta through engagements with stakeholders; and restore peace and stability in other parts of the country.

"It is in our collective interest to live in peace because without peace, no meaningful and sustainable development can take place. Lack of peace in one part affects in one way or the other, all parts of the country. Our people must rediscover the values of peaceful co-existence, social justice, religious tolerance, dignity of labour and patriotism.

"I enjoin all Nigerians to keep faith in the determination and ability of this administration to change the Nigerian story for the good of all.

"I wish all Nigerians happy Easter celebrations."
Looters Now Bury Stolen Funds in Burial Grounds, Deep Forests - Lai Mohammed

Looters Now Bury Stolen Funds in Burial Grounds, Deep Forests - Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says its anti-corruption agencies have been flooded with information of how looters have resorted to burying stolen funds in their backyards, deep forests and burial grounds.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Lagos, said the whistle blower policy is working and has led to the recovery of more looted funds in many currencies.

Mohammed assured that all the recovered looted funds were safe and government will give full account to Nigerians.

The minister thanked Nigerians for their enthusiasm and commitment in helping the government to tackle corruption through disclosure of useful leads to appropriate government agencies.

The minister assured that as soon as the necessary reconciliation process and the litigation in some of the cases were concluded, government would give full account of the recovered looted funds to Nigerians

Mohammed, however, noted that more funds are in the possession of looters than were available to government at all levels to meets its obligations including paying workers’ salaries and providing social amenities.

He stressed that the government will not abandon the policy for whatever reason, but will continue to rejig it and make it more effective as a tool for fighting corruption.

Mohammed re-assured Nigerians who have useful information on looted funds that the government will protect their identities and give them their stipulated reward.

FG Set To Re-open Abuja Airport

FG Set To Re-open Abuja Airport

The Federal Government says the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will be ready by tomorrow April 17, two days ahead of the deadline.

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Saleh Dunoma gave the assurance in a statement signed by the media consultant to the Minister of State for Aviation, Ariyo Akinfenwa, in Lagos.

Dunoma said FAAN has written to Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to use the remaining two days for preliminary inspection to certify the airport is in accordance with their standards.

He maintained that with the work done, the April 19 deadline for the reopening of the airport is no longer in doubt.

According to him, the authority also used the opportunity provided by the closure of the airport to address other Airport Excellence in Safety related items.

The FAAN boss further explained that the newly constructed runway does not need calibration because the previous Navigational Aids were not tampered with.

Dunoma also noted that the terminal building was also ready for flight operations.

The Abuja airport was shut on March 8 for six weeks to enable Julius Berger rebuild the 3.6 kilometre runway.

The runway, which was constructed in 1982 was meant to last for 20 years, but had been in use for 35 years without major repairs and maintenance.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

MUST READ: How God Used Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo To Change My Story - Gospel Singer, Chris Morgan

MUST READ: How God Used Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo To Change My Story - Gospel Singer, Chris Morgan

One of the greatly anointed and most influential voices in Nigeria's gospel music industry, Chris Morgan recently shared the story of how the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Center (KICC), London, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo discovered him while he was still struggling as a music minister and gave him a world-class stage in London.

The singer in a post celebrating Pastor Ashimolowo's 65th birthday revealed how the preacher sponsored his very first trip outside the shores of Nigeria which changed his life, career and ministry.


His words: "The first man to take me across the shores of Nigeria.Few years ago in Abeokuta @bishop Achudumes victory life bible church,my path crossed with this patriarch, A great HERO OF FAITH.

"I was still trekking and singing 'Arabaribiti' everywhere I was invited, jumping from one Okada to another, from one bus stop to connect another, my path was dark my faith was failing me, but after the encounter, God lifted me from the ground. 

"I appreciate Bishop Achudume who gave me his platform and shared so much about me with him. It was a morning service while I was ministering Pastor ASHIMOLOWO walked in and for that moment couldn't hold back his tears as he wept before God in worship. 

"When he came up to take the microphone, he immediately announced that I (Chris Morgan) will be with him that year at the International Gathering of Champions in London, England.

"The crowd couldn't hold back their excitement as they profusely cheered and clapped in appreciation of what God did through Pastor Ashimolowo, I on the other hand felt so homoured, it was like a dream come true.

"He sponsored my crew, my wife and I to London, England for the first time. I bought my first car immediately I came back, God graduated me spiritually & physically to another level.

"Today I celebrate this grace for the great impact & influence he had in my life. A man who believed so much in me when I was still trekking, went back to London and published me everywhere on TV. 

"Celebrate this icon for helping others in fulfilling their own divine assignment. I am forever grateful to you and to Abba Father for bringing you my way. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATRIARCH Mathew Ashimolowo. 

We love you. From worship nation.

#Prayercity #PastorMatthewAshimolowo #HBDpastormatthewAshimolo


Friday, 17 March 2017

God Must Intervene!!! Benue State Govt Declares 7-Days Fasting, Prayers Over Herdsmen Attacks

God Must Intervene!!! Benue State Govt Declares 7-Days Fasting, Prayers Over Herdsmen Attacks

The Benue State Executive Council has approved the declaration of seven-day prayer and fasting for God to intervene in the attacks on Benue communities by Fulani herdsmen.

The prayer and fasting period has been scheduled to commence tomorrow and end on Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 from 6am to 6pm daily.


The council, presided over by its chairman, Governor Samuel Ortom, made the resolution  as an initiative to pray for peace in the land and seek divine wisdom in handling the herders and farmers crisis.


It also resolved to summon stakeholders’ forum to deliberate on the crisis.


The council reiterated its support to the State House of Assembly to conduct public hearings on the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill, Prohibition of Abduction, Kidnapping and Secret Cult Bill as well as the Road Traffic Authority Establishment Bill.


It would be recalled that the governor had earlier directed security agents to ensure the exit of Fulani herdsmen out of the affected local governments for peace to reign.


The governor also requested the security agents to arrest those responsible for the brutal killings of innocent farmers in the state

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

MUST READ: Open Letter To Governor Ortom On Fulani Herdsmen Terrorism By Josephine Akioyamen

MUST READ: Open Letter To Governor Ortom On Fulani Herdsmen Terrorism By Josephine Akioyamen


READ FULL LETTER BELOW:

Your Excellency,
The Executive Governor,
Benue State.
Dear Sir,

Fulani Herdsmen Terrorism - The Way Forward

I feel sorry that you have to visit yet another scene of the needless murder of our people by Fulani Terrorist herdsmen. It must be repetitively gruelling and heartrending to you by now. It was only a year ago, that the seminal event in Fulani herdsmen terrorism occurred in Agatu in which 500 of your constituents were killed in their sleep, about 8 communities levelled to the ground and their lives destroyed. Since then, we have had other attacks in various parts of the state resulting in more deaths. All of these are still raw and etched into the frontal lobes of our brain. Please accept my sympathies.
However, one constant in these attacks is the near absence of will on the part of the Federal Government to bring this terrorism to its knees with the same ferocity with which it is pursuing Boko Haram in the far North. Instead, what we get, is excuses. If the Federal government is not insinuating that the herdsmen terrorists are foreigners and not Nigerians, it is trying to set aside monies in its budget, (N940 Million at the last count) to establish grazing reserves for the alien Fulani marauders to cure the mischief of what it termed 'Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes' or import sweet Brazilian grass for the self-same alien invaders.
Never once had the federal government ever given a thought or crafted a policy of resettlement, rehabilitation and recompense for the victims of such attack even though they are citizens of Nigeria. It is as if the Federal Government of Nigeria cares more about aliens than the citizens which the head of that government sworn to defend or protect from internal or external foes. It is even more painful that the man who is saddled with the policy of establishing Grazing Reserves for the alien Fulani is our own brother Chief Audu Ogbe. One would have thought he would know to broach the issue of compensation for the victims in the hallowed hall of power in Abuja. But this is not to be.
As it is now, the People and Government of Benue is left with the burden of not only protecting its residents but also forking out money from its near-empty treasury to resettle, rehabilitate and compensate the victims of what is turning out to be carefully planned genocidal attacks against the people of Benue. And in this, your government has so far been unable to effectuate your plans because the state is broke.
In Agatu, for example, in a place where about N 2 Billion Naira is required to compensate, resettle and rehabilitate the victims, your government has only been able to make a payment of N30 million to Agatu, with N10 million out of that sum coming from a man most Benue people regards as a facilitator (whether wrong or right) of the Fulani onslaught. The paltriness of this sum is not because you do not have the desire to settle the displaced victims of these attacks, it is because you lack the resources to do so. This is where the Federal Government should have stepped in to fill the gaps as it is doing for the 'alien' Fulani marauders.
Even though I find your call for the Federal Government to step up to the plate, after the attack on Mbalagh in Buruku that resulted in the murder of 6 members of the community, refreshing, however, like others before, it is likely to go unheeded. It should be clear to you by now that the Federal Government do not care about the victims of the Fulani herdsmen terrorist attacks, for doing so will buck its standard track of not acknowledging the existence of the Fulani Terrorism despite overwhelming evidence and in spite of its unenviable position as the second most deadly terrorist organization in the world after Boko Haram.
You should ignore the Federal Government and use the constitutional measures within your powers to bring this Fulani Terrorism under control at least in Benue.
It is a good thing that you have before the State House Of Assembly, a Bill to prohibit open grazing and for the establishment of Ranching in Benue State.Before this bill is passed you need to articulate clearly how you are going to solve the immediate problem of Fulani Grazing that, more often than not, results in killings. The people has to be told that Ranches do not grow overnight. They should be alerted to the fact, that you may need to use the instruments of state to acquire lands; that need to be enclosed; facilities put therein, and rented out to the herdsmen for a fee (if this is the model we want to implement). All of this may take all of two to three years to complete.
You need also to let the people know as clearly as possible, the sacrifices you need them to undertake under the Bill. It must be made clear that to solve the immediate problem of Fulani terrorism, the Ranching Bill in and of itself without more, will not be able to achieve this and therefore, that you crave from them, some wiggle room to be able to designate certain lands, in the interim until ranches kick in, as grazing area for the Fulani. For if you do not do this and quickly too, you will continue to encounter a revolt from the people like it happened in Agatu when the Ad'apati Island was purported to have been ceded to the Fulani. You can't blame the people for this because of the bad blood the Fulani terrorism has generated. They need to understand clearly what you want to do and why you are doing it. They need to be carried along every step of the way otherwise, that bill before the House of Assembly will be doomed to failure.
Another thing your excellency can do very quickly is to get the Benue House of Assembly to amend the Penal Code Law of Benue and make the possession and control of arms and ammunition by Fulani herdsmen, a terrorist offence with a very tough penalty. You have, through the office of the Attorney General, the prosecutorial power to prosecute anyone suspected of having committed this offence.
You also have the power to strengthen the Vigilante or create a special Corp (much like the Sharia Police in the Far North) to arrest anyone who is in breach of the amendment to the Penal Code and when the Prohibition of Open Grazing and Establishment of Ranches is passed, to enforce it when it kicks in. You also control some prisons. You do not require the Federal Government help to succeed in this.
This will achieve two things for you. It will display your willingness to take on this Fulani scourge head on and thus win the trust of the people. Second, it will send a message to the marauders that it is not business as usual in Benue so as to make them have second thoughts about brazenly carrying out their attacks in this state.
I hold firmly to the view that if anyone is to solve this crisis sir it is you. I believe in your capability and in your expertise to do this.You have my highest esteem and regard.
Your friend
Akioyamen Josephine
Girl Kidnapped By Suspected Ritual Killers In Makurdi Shares Her Experience

Girl Kidnapped By Suspected Ritual Killers In Makurdi Shares Her Experience

A young girl simply identified as Maranatha Innocent who was kinapped by suspected ritual killers along Katsina Ala Street in Makurdi, Benue State has regained freedom after after spending five days in captivity.

According to reports, the 18-year-old was coming from a bank where she had gone to make a transaction when she was abducted by three men in a car.

Maranatha’s cousin, Love, told Northern City News that she came back to the house five days after her disappearance but could not utter a word about her experience.

She said that after she was hospitalised, Maranatha informed the family that she was abducted by suspected ritual killers and kept in a house with two other female victims.

Love said, “Maranatha told us that she took an okada from the bank and when they got to a lonely spot along Katsina Ala Street, the Okada man said he wanted to urinate.

“As she was waiting for him, a vehicle with three men pulled up and asked her for direction, but she lost consciousness as she attempted to speak and found herself in a room with two other girls who were similarly tied.”

According to Love, Maranatha said a man who appeared to be the leader of the gang entered the room and selected the victim to be used for his rituals.

“All this while, they were not eating, but on that particular day, a man came into the room with a staff and he just placed it above the head of a victim and the staff made a weird sound, but when it came to Maranatha’s turn, the staff just made a small sound and it kept shaking and shaking, so they slapped her and said she should be taken away,” she narrated.

She continued, “She woke up to find herself at that same spot where they abducted her. She woke up to find herself lying on the ground and so she took a bike home,” Love added.

She disclosed that the spot her cousin was abducted is notorious for kidnapping, and that a number of sympathisers phoned to inform her about the high incidence of abduction around the area.

Love said her cousin was molested, but noted that she was recuperating.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

FG To Train 3,000 Peace Corps Members To ‎Protect Herdsmen From Cattle Rustlers

FG To Train 3,000 Peace Corps Members To ‎Protect Herdsmen From Cattle Rustlers

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed that the Federal Government would train 3,000 Peace Corps members to ‎protect herdsmen from cattle rustlers.

Ogbeh made the statement on Monday in Kano during the 2017 wheat harvest ceremony which took place in Garum-Baba, Garun-Mallam Local Government Area of Kano State.‎

‎The minister assured the farmers of early distribution of fertilisers, particularly for those who would engage in dry season farming.

He said that before Nigerians went back to farming, the country was losing more than five million dollars daily to the importation of rice, wheat and order cereals.

Ogbeh said Kano and Kebbi states are leading the way in rice processing in the country.

Earlier, Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, said that the state government had approved N50 million loan for wheat farmers.

He said that the government would provide land in Kiru Local Government Area for cattle grazing to check farmers-herdsmen clashes. ‎

Ganduje added that the government would give farmers improved seedlings to boost their production.

Source:NAN


Monday, 13 March 2017

These Beautiful Pre-Wedding Pictures And Love Letter Will Leave You Breatheless!

These Beautiful Pre-Wedding Pictures And Love Letter Will Leave You Breatheless!



Popular Benue-born human rights activist, writer and philanthropist, Adoyi Dr. West Ujah whose wedding is just about a month away on Monday took to his social media platform to share his evergrowing love for his wife-to-be.

Ujah who is known for openly professing his love for his explosively beautiful lover this time penned down a soul melting open love letter to his beautiful lover.

Well, who won't love such an ever-smiling beauty??? She's Gorgeous!!!

Read full letter and see more beautiful pre-wedding shots of this couple below:


Dear Peace of mine,
Today is exactly a month to our traditional and I would like to appreciate you for bearing a lot since I invaded your privacy. 
I shouldn't be this lucky, my hands are described dirty, my wahala plenty but my love is heavy and I am abundantly crazy. 
The good deeds of mine will remain invisible as Matthew advised in chapter 6:3. 
They speculated everything about me until my life was shattered and no meaning was expected from it. They expected me to bury my head in shame but the radiance of my clean hands kept my head afloat the pit they chose to bury me in, non of them have any proof, never been to a cell except for the limbo my ego ended me in. So, I arrived early, had success looking at me like I wasn't expected, had my goodwill and efforts credited to ambition I am labelled to with what is expected. I am not disappointed only because the kaya I left behind, I don't regret them. 
Mfamasia became a brother, then a gold digger and destroy me familia with criminal propaganda. Papa's home isn't dysfunctional, he's a Knight in a Roman Order, do not mind under whatever formation of geese he tries to destroy us please, what we have is bliss, he runs but no one is after him, I have you Peace because I forgive. 
For over 7yrs, Mfamasia continued in his quest to tarnish my image, for 7yrs, he has expected my reaction but I disappointed him, he told so many lies and made me enemies to many who never saw the true heart of mine. 
So, I placed my neck on a stick, gave them a knife to rip me apart if they have a reason to but no one made a move. I sleep good no nightmares, except for snoring friends from where my dream is surrounded. 
I am never bothered about the many fingers gearing towards me, I am futuristic, fighting for the farmers in Orokam whom are forced to subscribe and pay for Genetically Modified Crops pollinating their farms, I am on a different level baby. I have been building the lost children a home let's build our own. 
Today is exactly a month to our traditional and I would like to appreciate you for bearing a lot since I invaded your privacy.
Yours truly,Achinji

See their pre-wedding shots below: