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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Defence of alleged Boko Haram sponsors: Fani-Kayode's comments hasty, indecent - Dino Melaye



Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode
Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode's stout defence of an alleged Boko Haram sponsor, as identified by the Jonathan Administration-appointed negotiator Stephen Davis, and his attempt to continue pointing accusing fingers at my party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is hasty, indecent and unconscionable.

The last time I checked, Mr. Fani-Kayode was not a duly-constituted independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate the allegations by the Negotiator. One therefore wonders how he could so quickly exonerate any of those who were fingered by Dr. Davis purely on the basis of sheer sentiments, as well as unbridled hatred for the APC

What Mr. Fani-Kayode's desperate moves have shown is that the earth-shaking revelation by President Jonathan's Negotiator has unnerved his party, the PDP, and the Administration. It has shown the veracity of the saying that when you point one finger at someone, four others are pointing at you.

THE GRAVE ALLEGATIONS OF STEPHEN DAVIS BY FANI-KAYODE

I read the grave allegations made by an Australian by the name of Mr. Stephen Davis about those that he believes are behind Boko Haram in the 29th August edition of Thisday Newspaper. He made some very serious allegations, he mentioned names and I would be interested in seeing the hard evidence that he claims to have.

I have always said that I believe that anyone, no matter which political party that person belongs to and no matter how highly placed or powerful that person may be, that is involved with Boko Haram ought to be captured, caged, flogged and brought to justice because I regard such people as nothing but bloodthirsty beasts.

I have also always said that I believe that some of the leading members of the opposition APC are secret sponsors and supporters of Boko Haram and I am glad that Mr. Davis appears to share this view and that he has indeed confirmed my worst fears in his celebrated interview with Arise TV.

Hold President Jonathan responsible if Ebola cases worsen in Nigeria, APC tells Nigerians

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Nigerians must hold President Goodluck Jonathan personally responsible if the Ebola Virus Disease spreads more than it has done in the country, after he failed to stop a rally in his support in Port Harcourt on Saturday, despite warning from individuals and groups.

In a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said never before has a President of a country sabotaged his own Administration's policy and endangered the lives of his compatriots as President Jonathan has done over the issue of Ebola.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

INSPIRATIONAL: THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO STOP DOING TO YOURSELF....

* Stop Running From Your Problems and Procrastinating. Problems don’t go away on their own. You can either make them go away or live with them. If you know you can’t live with them, then don’t procrastinate because the weight of them on your mind only increases over time. If you have a problem, then accept that you have a problem and face it, deal with it. Life is a long list of problems that must be overcome. The faster and better you overcome them, the better and happier your life will be.

* Stop Lying To Yourself. People will lie to you left and right throughout your life; don’t add to the pile of lies. It is one thing for others to be lying to you and an entirely different issue if you’re lying to yourself. You are the only person that you can trust…but if you have a habit of lying to yourself, then you can’t even trust yourself. You have to be able to rely on yourself and on what you believe. If you know something to be false, then stop convincing yourself that it is or could possibly be true. Improbable is one thing, but impossible is another.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL For Wednesday 27 August 2014 - THEME : REWARD FOR LABOUR BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

RCCG OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL For Wednesday 27 August 2014

THEME : REWARD FOR LABOUR

Memory Verse: Joshua 24:13

And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.

Read: Genesis 31:3-7

3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,
5 And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.


Message

BREAKING NEWS: Enugu State Deputy Governor Sunday Onyebuchi Impeached

The Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Sunday Onyebuchi, has been impeached. 

Mr. Onyebuchi was removed from office Tuesday by the State House of Assembly lawmakers, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. His sack followed the adoption this morning of the report of the seven- man panel which probed the allegations levelled against him by the law makers.

The assembly accused the embattled deputy governor of disobeying Governor Sullivan Chime on several occasions and allegedly operating a commercial poultry at his official residence. 

The Impeachment motion was moved by Hon. Udo Okoye, representing Awgu North state constituency during the house plenary, and was endorsed by 21 out of the 24 member Peoples Democratic party PDP house.

More Details coming…. -

Israeli warplanes hitting two Gaza City highrises

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israel upped pressure on Hamas Tuesday, with warplanes hitting two Gaza City highrises on day 50 of their conflict as the warring parties mulled a new Egyptian truce proposal.

There appeared to be little outward sign, however, of interest in the Egyptian proposal which seeks to broker a more permanent end to seven weeks of fighting in Gaza which has so far killed 2,336 Palestinians and 68 on the Israeli side.

Several back-to-back truce agreements which brought relief to millions earlier this month, collapsed in a storm of violence on August 19, with the renewed fighting killing another 115 Palestinians and an Israeli child.

Israel, which pulled its negotiating team out of the Cairo talks a week ago, has repeatedly said it would not negotiate under fire, conditioning a return to the table on a complete halt to cross-border rocket fire.

'War' on Ebola could take six more months says UN envoy

FREETOWN: The UN's Ebola envoy said on Monday (Aug 25) the fight against the epidemic was a "war" which could take six more months, as its global health body claimed the disease was affecting an "unprecedented" number of medical staff.
David Nabarro, a British physician appointed by the United Nations to coordinate the global response to the crisis, was in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown for the fifth day of a tour of the region.

"The effort to defeat Ebola is not a battle but a war which requires everybody working together, hard and effectively," he told a news conference. "I hope it will be done in six months but we have to do it until it is completed."

INSPIRATIONAL: BE ENTHUSIASTIC!

What’s the difference between someone who feels old and tired and someone who feels young and energetic? Well, physical age plays some role, but it’s not the most important thing. After all, there are people in their 80's and 90's who skydive and run long distances on a regular basis, and there are people in their 20's who sit around being bored and depressed. There’s some factor that’s much more influential than age or physical condition, and that factor is enthusiasm.


Enthusiasm makes life more vibrant, more alive, more fulfilling. Enthusiasm makes you more effective, more fun to be around, more persuasive, more open to the best possibilities, and more energetic. Enthusiasm makes the difference between an outstanding career and a mediocre one. It adds great quantities of positive energy to everything it touches.

BREAKING: South Africa dodges recession, posts 0.6% growth in last quarter


Defeat: Why United may play rest of season behind closed doors

Following a defeat and a draw in their first two games of the season, the club decided that continuing scrutiny is only getting everyone down.

Manager Louis van Gaal said: “Anyone expecting to see exciting, end-to-end football the way United used to do it is only going to be disappointed, and why should we have to put up with their miserable faces?

“No spectators will be allowed through the gates, apart from anyone with a cheap season ticket at the back of the top tiers who can’t see anything anyway.

World's longest ectopic pregnancy: How India doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

New Delhi (AFP) - Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said. The 60-year-old woman became pregnant at the age of 24 but suffered a miscarriage because the foetus had been growing outside of her uterus, the doctor told AFP on Monday.

The woman, from a poor rural area of central India, was "terrified" of having surgery at the time to remove the remains of the foetus, and instead sought medication for the pain at a local clinic.

Although the pain gradually subsided, it returned years later, forcing the woman to seek medical help in a city hospital, Murtaza Akhtar said.

"She came to us complaining of pain in the abdomen," said Akhtar, head of surgery at the N.K.P. Salve Institute of Medical Sciences in the city of Nagpur.

"This is a case in which the woman got pregnant outside the uterus. She told us she was pregnant in 1978 and it was a mature pregnancy," he said.

Gwoza Attack: 28 0fficers Still Missing. 7 Rescued - Nigeria Police

The Nigerian Police reported seven of the 35 officers recently declared missing after the attack on the Gwoza training camp of the Nigeria Police Mobile Force (PMF) in Borno State had been rescued.

Terrorists laid siege on the training camp recently. “Seven course men rescued and brought to safety. Search for remaining 28 are being intensified,” a report released from Abuja read.

Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer :Force Headquarters Abuja, declared the 35 policemen missing in a press statement last Saturday.

According to him, the search and rescue party launched immediately after the attack located and brought to safety all police officers in the training college at the time of attack.

WHO: More than 120 health workers have died of Ebola

The World Health Organisation said that more than 240 health workers working on the Ebola epidemic have contracted the disease and around half of those infected workers have died

More than 120 health workers have died of Ebola across west Africa, the World Health Organization said on Monday, claiming the epidemic had affected an "unprecedented number of medical staff".

In a statement, the WHO said more than 240 health care workers working in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone have developed the disease with "more than 120" succumbing to the epidemic.

INEC to rescheldle registration points for eligible voters in FCT and 11 states

INEC PRESS STATEMENT

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has noted with concern the agitation in some quarters for an extension of the second phase of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), which ends on Monday, August 25th, 2014.

This phase of the exercise, which commenced on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, involved the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 11 states namely Yobe, Bauchi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kwara, Anambra, Ebonyi, Ondo, Oyo Delta and Cross River.

Much as the Commission is eager to ensure that all legitimate persons who are yet to register as voters have the opportunity to do so, it is logistically impossible to extend this phase of the CVR beyond its scheduled deadline (i.e., Monday, August 25th, 2014).

But in order to give fair chance to legitimate registrants, the Commission will, on a date to be shortly announced, set up registration points at its Local Government Area (LGA) offices where people yet to do so can go to register.

INEC notes with deep regret that old tendencies towards irregularity, such as partisans urging people to come out and do multiple registrations, largely accounted for the crowd clusters lingering at registration points set up for the CVR by the Commission. Many other people who have relocated since the last registration exercise and only needed to apply for their registration status to be transferred to their new location also turned up for fresh registration. When data are consolidated and de-duplication is carried out by INEC, all instances of multiple registrations will yet be eliminated. But, unfortunately, these sets of people obstructed legitimate registrants from having their turn at the registration points.

Maigari resigns as NFF President, Keshi contract talks resume

Alhaji Aminu Maigari
The president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, has formally resigned his position on the NFF Board with effect from August 26, 2014.

“The Bauchi-born administrator resigned as NFF President on August 12, 2014 to pave way for a peaceful resolution of the crisis that engulfed the football federation shortly after the 2014 FIFA World Cup,” a letter from the SA Media to the Honourable Minister of Sports, Patrick Omorodion, said.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi has agreed to resume work with the team preparatory to the forthcoming qualifying matches for the 2015 Africa Nations Cup against Congo and South Africa on September 6, 2014.

The decision is based on the Sports Minister/Chairman, National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Dangogo’s intervention following the prolonged negotiation between the Nigeria Football Federation and Keshi over his contract as well as the coach’s love fot the country.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONALFOR TUESDAY 26 AUGUST 2014 - THEME: DISCIPLESHIP BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL - DATE: TUESDAY 26 AUGUST 2014

THEME: DISCIPLESHIP

MEMORY VERSE:  Luke 9:23
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

READ: MARK 8:34-37

34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?


MESSAGE

Monday, 25 August 2014

BOKO HARAM: Soldiers flee to Cameroon, Nigerian military says its ‘tactical manoeuvre’

The Nigerian military has admitted that hundreds of government troops have fled heavy fighting with Boko Haram, but said their apparent escape to neighbouring Cameroon was a “tactical manoeuvre”. 

The Cameroonian army said Monday some 480 Nigerian soldiers who sought refuge in the country, had been disarmed and accommodated in schools.

The news came a day after Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, released a new video in which he declared Gwosa, a town captured by the group, as part of an “Islamic Caliphate”.

A spokesperson for the Army spokesperson, Lt. Col Didier Badjek, was quoted by the BBC as saying that the Nigerian soldiers are currently in the Cameroonian town of Maroua, about 80km from the Nigerian border.

Fort Lee Commuters: All gates have resumed normal operating hours and all roads are open


The Women's Equality Day Run/Walk event scheduled to take place starting at the US Army Women's Museum tomorrow, (Aug. 26) at 5:45 a.m. has been cancelled. All gates have resumed normal operating hours and all roads are open.

A Fort Lee Soldier was pronounced dead today at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center after an early morning incident where she allegedly shot herself inside the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command headquarters building.

US Fort Lee Shooter injured self, no others on Virginia base, Army says

Fort Lee all clear following shooting incident

Fort Lee has given the all clear following an incident at Fort Lee earlier this morning. Fort Lee first responders responded to a report of a female Soldier with a gun inside the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, Bldg. 5020 at approximately 9 a.m. today.

The said female soldier with a gun inside a key building turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday morning.

Early reports indicate that the soldier fired one shot inside a four-story building that is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command, according to a military news release. The shooter was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and her condition wasn't known, according to the Army. VCU confirmed that it received a patient from Fort Lee but did not give other details.

BOKO HARAM AND GENOCIDAL TREATMENTS BY FASEYIKU

On the day Channel the programme "Nigeria's Hidden War" was aired by Channel 4, I could not watch it because of the monstrosity and savagery of the treatment of alleged or assumed Boko Haramists. Twice after that broadcast I have tried but woefully failed due to personal distress to watch the recorded episode completely. Each time I tried, I stopped when my heart cannot stand to bear what I was seeing. I still cannot bring myself to terms with the extra-judicial punishment and torture inflicted on fellow humans and fellow citizens. 

I felt appalled and severely distressed that one human being could inflict such life threatening savagery against another all in the name of curbing terror or curbing insurgency. No crime, I repeat, no crime is worth even the minute punishment without the direction or supervision of judicial authorities, not to talk of subjecting a human being to such potentially life-terminating and degrading treatments. 
I am ashamed of my Nigerianness in that my own country has chosen not to address this appalling crimes at the very highest levels and bring the perpetrators to book. Till date, the response from the Nigerian authorities to the broadcast has been muted. 

Thousands of Nigerian flee to Cameroon after Boko Haram attack

A Boko Haram attack on a border town in northeast Nigeria forced thousands of people to flee on Monday, in a fresh assault indicating the militants' growing ability to strike at will.

The attack on Gamboru Ngala comes after the town was almost entirely destroyed in May in a devastating assault that also left more than 300 people killed and prompted outrage at the lack of military response.

Many local residents sought refuge across the border in the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, where troop reinforcements were being sent, a security service source told AFP.

Boko Haram, which has been blamed for more than 10 000 deaths in a five-year-old uprising, has in recent weeks sought to take over a number of towns in Borno state, shifting from hit-and-run tactics to an apparent holding strategy.

The group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, declared in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday that the town of Gwoza, southwest of Gamboru Ngala, was now under an Islamic caliphate.

French PM Manuel Valls resigns amid economy row


French PM Manuel Valls has submitted the government's resignation to President Francois Hollande and has been asked to form a new cabinet.

The government was badly shaken on Sunday by criticism over its handling of the economy by economy minister Arnaud Montebourg.

Moments after Mr Valls's resignation Mr Hollande issued a statement.

He asked Mr Valls to set up a new cabinet "consistent with the direction [Mr Hollande] has set for the country".

President François Hollande orders cabinet reshuffle amid economy row

France was thrown into fresh crisis on Monday after President François Hollande asked his prime minister to form a new government following an open feud within his cabinet over the country’s economic direction.

The president ordered Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new cabinet "consistent with the direction [Hollande] has set for the country," the presidency said in a statement.

It did not give any reasons, but the move comes after Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg spent his weekend bad-mouthing the country's economic direction and ally Germany in a much-criticised show of insubordination.

BREAKING: Obama, announcing new sanctions against Russia, says Moscow has failed to take any steps to de-escalate Ukraine cri…

US president barack Obama today announcing new sanctions against Russia, says Moscow has failed to take any steps to de-escalate Ukraine crisis.

details later..

BREAKING: U.S. Army base in Virginia locked down after report of active shooter

The US Army's Fort Lee base in the state of Virginia has been put on lockdown following reports of an "active shooter" at the facility. Fort Lee's Twitter account carried a warning concerning the four-storey Cascom (Command Arms Support Command) HQ, Building 5020.

It said: "The installation has been locked down until further notice."


Local media later reported the base had been given the all clear. Fort Lee's daily population is about 34,000.

Fort Lee is situated about 25 miles (40km) south of Richmond, Virginia, and about 130 miles from Washington DC.

In April, three soldiers were killed and 16 wounded when army Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas before taking his own life.

BREAKING: UN rights chief slams ISIS "ethnic and religious cleansing; Syrian Assad willing to assist in fight against barbaric group


Tripoli - Libyan capital under Islamist control after airport seized

Operation Dawn captures airport in fierce fighting against pro-government militias after five-week siege in the capital

Libya has lurched ever closer to fragmentation and civil war this weekend after Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, Tripoli, proclaimed their own government, and presented the world with yet another crisis.

Operation Dawn, a coalition of Islamist and Misrata forces, captured the airport on Saturday in fierce fighting against pro-government militias after a five-week siege that battered parts of the capital.

Television images from the scene showed jubilant, bearded, militias dancing on wrecked airliners, firing machine guns in the air and chanting "Allah O Akbar" ("God is great").

Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today: Get set to move ahead of the crowd!

“And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain.” (2 Kings 9: 5). 

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.

When the trainee-prophet that was sent by Elisha came to Ramothgilead, he found Jehu seated with other captains. Jehu was sitting among his contemporaries; he was among his equals; he was in the midst of people who were on the same level with him. He was in the midst of his colleagues.

Notice that Jehu was called out from among his fellow captains, and anointed as King.  He was called out from among his mates, and was elevated above them. He got the kingship ahead of his colleagues. 

They all began as colleagues and contemporaries, but in a matter of time, Jehu was ahead of the crowd.

Friend, hear God’s prophetic word: you will be raised ahead of your contemporaries; you will be promoted above your colleagues; you will be raised above people on the same level with you; God will place you ahead of the crowd; you might still be in their midst, but you are about to be raised ahead of them.

INSPIRATIONAL: YOU DESERVE THE BEST...

Living richly isn’t just for someone else. You deserve a life that’s filled with richness and joy, and you deserve to be the person who makes it happen.

Good fortune isn’t just for someone else. You deserve to have good fortune, and you deserve the experience of creating that good fortune with your attitude and your efforts.

You deserve to have a lucky break. So get busy and do what it takes to give yourself one.

Let today be the day you stop waiting for something good to come along. Get up, get going, and make something good, valuable and meaningful out of what you already have.

APC uncovers plan to relaunch acronym battle against party ahead of 2015 elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over a plan by unscrupulous and apparently-hired hands to relaunch the acronym battle against the party by seeking to register three new parties that bear the acronyms of the same parties that merged to become the APC.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said those behind the phantom parties, who are apparently working at the behest of people who have a mortal fear of the APC, have applied to INEC to register the Allied Council of Nigeria (ACN); Advanced National Patriotic Party (ANPP) and Conservative People's Congress (CPC).

INSPIRATIONAL: WHAT LIFE IS... BY FEMI AKINWUNMI

Life is difficult, life is unfair, life is challenging and sometimes painful. And life is so very good.

There are frustrations, tragedies, disappointments, setbacks, heartbreaks, and absurdities. The simple joy of being outweighs them all.

Life is good, because within its realm, anything is possible. Life is good, because no matter how far you fall, there is always a way to climb back up again.

You can complain, fret and worry about all the problems in your life, but you’ll be wasting your time. Or, you can choose to focus on why and how life is so good, and on what you can do to take that goodness and make it even better.

Not only is life good, it’s uniquely good for you in your very own way. The possibilities for expressing your purpose are limited only by your imagination.

Remind yourself often of the great and wonderful value that you already, always have. Life is good, and in this moment that’s bursting with possibilities, life is yours.

Cameroonian striker Albert Ebossé killed by 'projectile' thrown from stands


Hayatour calls for tough sanctions against fan that killed Algerian league’s top goal scorer

Cameroonian striker Albert Ebossé died on Saturday night after he was hit by an object thrown by a fan at the end of a league game in Algeria.

Ebossé, who played for JS Kabylie, was hit in the head by an object at the end of a home game between USM Alger. He died later at a local hospital, according to reports.

He had scored from the penalty spot to get his team’s only goal in the 2-1 defeat, the second game of the season, which took place in the northern Algerian city of Tizi Ouzou.

Boko Haram Islamic caliphate of Gwoza (Video)




OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY 25 AUGUST 2014 THEME: WHAT SEEK YE? BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

RCCG OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR  MONDAY 25 AUGUST 2014

                                     THEME: WHAT SEEK YE?

MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 

READ: LUKE 12:29-31

29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.


MESSAGE

Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Seized Town, Gwoza , Now Part of Islamic Caliphate Says Boko Haram Leader

Boko Haram's leader said Gwoza which was seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday.

A town in the north east of Nigeria is under an 'Islamic caliphate', according to Boko Haram's leader which the Nigerian military denies.

"Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in (the town of) Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic caliphate," Abubakar Shekau said in the 52-minute video.

The military however rejected the claim, saying in a statement the "sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nigerian state is still intact".

In a July video, Shekau voiced support for the leader of the Islamic State and the Levant (Isil) militants Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who in late June declared himself "the caliph" and "leader of Muslims everywhere".

But there was no indication from Shekau in the latest video that he was associating himself with Baghdadi, whose Sunni Muslim fighters have taken over parts of Iraq and Syria.

As such, it was not clear if Shekau was declaring himself to be a part of Baghdadi's call or if he was referring to a separate Nigerian caliphate.

INSPIRATIONAL: LETTING GO AND CHOOSING WELL!

You have a purpose, so choose it. You have control, so use it.

What happens to you isn’t the end of the story. What really makes a difference is what you do with it.

Excuses and complaints give you comfort, but little else. Positive intention, commitment, action, discipline and persistence are what create a life of great fulfillment.

You are not your past, you are not your job title, you are not your bank balance or the car you drive or the neighborhood where you live. You are who you choose to be, and the way you choose to act, in this new moment.

The possibilities are limited only by your imagination, so imagine from your deepest, driving purpose. Feel the passion as it wells up within you, and let it energize every part of your life.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian doctors call off strike t tackle Ebola Outbreak

The Nigerian Medical Association [NMA] has suspended its 65- day old strike action i order to tackle Ebola outbreak  in the country.

The body’s President, Kayode Obembe, told journalists the association’s delegates resolved to suspend the industrial action in the interest of the ongoing public health issues in the country (Ebola outbreak).

He said all Nigerian doctors are expected to report to work on Monday.

Mr. Obembe said the delegates also resolved among others that the Federal Government recall all suspended resident doctors without punitive measures.

DANCING WITH GOD! - Femi Akinwunmi

When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God’s will is a lot like dancing.

When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn’t flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.

When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music.

INSPIRATIONAL: UNLEASH THE POTENTIAL IN YOU!

A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a very big company.
The employer interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor.


“You are hired.” – the employer said. “Give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill, as well as when you will start.”


The man replied, “I don’t have a computer, neither an email.”

“I’m sorry,” said the employer, “if you don’t have an email that means you do not exist. And who doesn’t exist, cannot have the job.”

The man left with no hope. He didn’t know what to do, with only $10 USD in his pocket.

Nigeria Military to protect Ploice Facilities Across the Country as Boko Haram attack Gwoza Police Training Academy

Following an attack on one of the country’s foremost police training institutions, the Police Academy, Gwoza, Borno State by Boko Haram on Wednesday, the Nigeria Police has reached out to the military to protect its facilities in the North.

The military would deploy soldiers to guard police barracks, primary and secondary schools, as well as its training colleges. Besides the college at Gwoza, other NPF training institutions in the country include the police colleges in Jos, Plateau State; Ikeja, Lagos State; Kaduna, Kaduna State; Maiduguri, Borno State; Oji-River and Police Detective College, Enugu; as well as the Police College of Information Technology, Abeokuta.

Others are the Police Mobile Training School, Ila-Orangun, Osun State; Mounted/Dog Training Schools, Jos, Plateau State; Traffic Training School, Ikeja; the Police School of Music, Ikeja; Police Schools of Communication, Ikeja, Lagos and Kaduna; the Police School of Anti-Terrorism, Nonwa-Tai, Rivers State; the Police Training School, Sokoto; Police Training School, Bauchi; Police Training School, Minna, Niger State; and Police Training School, Jos.

BOKO HARAM : OUR MILITARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

I keep wondering if our military is a round institution in its field ,territorial defense.  While not laying claim to a deeper professional knowledge of warfare I do a lot of studies on general issues and I am sufficiently equipped mentally to know when it rains.

The manner in which the military top brass manages information on BOKO Haram insurgence needs more professional touch than what are being spewed to the public.

Within a week Nigerian military spewed various contradictory information capable of destroying not only the military but also people's confidence in once respected armed forces !

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 24 AUGUST 2014 - THEME: THE MATERIALIST’S MISTAKE BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

RCCG OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR  SUNDAY 24 AUGUST 2014

THEME: THE MATERIALIST’S MISTAKE

MEMORY VERSE: Luke 12:15
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 

READ: PSALM 49:6-10

6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.


MESSAGE

Saturday, 23 August 2014

INSPIRATIONAL: LIFE IS NOT EASY!

Often, life is not easy. But then, it doesn’t really have to be easy to be great.

Meaningful achievement is never easy. And yet, as difficult as it is, that achievement will bring great satisfaction, value and inspiration to your life.

Relationships are not easy. However, those relationships can bring immense richness to every aspect of your existence.

It’s not easy to stay disciplined or focused or physically fit. It’s not easy to manage dozens of conflicting priorities.

Even so, when you choose to deal with life’s challenges and difficulties as they come, you are able to transform them. You have the opportunity to transform those ups and downs, those frustrations, discomforts and inconveniences into genuine fulfillment.

INSPIRATIONAL: CONTENTMENT, ARE YOU CONTENTED?

Here is a story told by someone and this is to paint a picture of yourself to you; judge yourself…..

A crow lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan. "This swan is so white," he thought, "and I am so black.

This swan must be the happiest bird in the world."

He expressed his thoughts to the swan. "Actually," the swan replied, "I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in creation."

The crow then approached the parrot. The parrot explained, "I lived a very happy life—until I saw a peacock. I have only two colors, but the peacock has multiple colors."

The crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him.

After the people had left, the crow approached the peacock. "Dear peacock," the crow said, "you are so beautiful. Every day thousands of people come to see you. When people see me, they immediately shoo me away. I think you are the happiest bird on the planet."

INSPIRATIONAL: BELIEVE!

Believe in yourself, for you are marvelIously endowed.

Believe in your job, for all honest work is sacred.

Believe in this day, for every minute contains an opportunity to do good.

Believe in your family, and create harmony by trust and cooperation.

Believe in your neighbour, for the more friends you can make, the happier you will be.

Believe in uprightness, for you cannot go wrong doing right.

Believe in your decisions; consult God first, then go ahead.

BREAKING: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas seeks peace talks with Israel to resume in Cairo as soon as possible; Egypt to invite delegates to resume Gaza truce talk

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas seeks peace talks with Israel to resume in Cairo as soon as possible. Egypt to invite delegates to resume Gaza truce talk!

Abbass said peace talk with Israel should resume as soon as possible. Israel kept up the pressure on Hamas in Gaza on Saturday, carrying out multiple air strikes that killed six Palestinians, five of them from the same family, as Egypt prepared to convene new truce talks.

Eighty-three Palestinians and a four-year-old Israeli boy been killed since Tuesday, when a previous round of frantic Egyptian diplomacy collapsed, shattering nine days of calm.

"Egypt is going to invite delegates to return to the negotiating table to consider a long-term truce," Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said after talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

"What interests us now is putting a stop to the bloodshed," Abbas said.

Adamawa Guber: Ribadu won’t emerge by consensus – PDP

Contrary to various speculations, the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) has said that all aspirants contesting the October 11 Adamawa governorship election will be subjected to party`s primaries.

Speculations have been rife that former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, who recently defected to the party from the All Progressives Congress, would be allowed to fly the party’s flag as a consensus candidate.

However, speaking on Friday when he received Alhaji Buba Marwa, the National Organising Secretary of the party, Alhaji Abubarkar Mustapha said all the candidates would be allowed to test their popularity.

Abubakar, who described Marwa, a former Military Administrator, as a man who performed greatly in public service and that PDP was lucky to have his likes in its fold.

He assured that the PDP under its current leadership would ensure a level playing ground for all aspirants, noting that the September party primaries would be fair, just, credible and transparent.

INSPIRATIONAL: FORGIVE AND FREE YOURSELF FROM ANGER!

When you blame others for your troubles, you give them control of your life. Free yourself from your own anger, from your own resentment, and you’ll find vastly more room for serenity and abundance.

It’s bad enough if someone has wronged you in the past. Is it of any value for you to continue suffering from it?

Your best strategy is not to prolong the pain, or expand upon it. Your best strategy is to get past it as quickly as possible.

Breaking: DSS warns of plans by female terrorists in Catholic sisters’ regalia to bomb Nigeria

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services [DSS], has raised the alarm that suicide bombers, dressed in the regalia of Catholic Church’s reverend sisters, might be planning to bomb locations in the country.
 Read full statement by Ms. Ogar below:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES 

Press Release 

CAN A NORTHERN MINORITY GET THE SUPPORT PRES. GOODLUCK E JONATHAN GOT FROM THE SOUTHERN MAJORITY? THE DEMONIC FACE OF NORTHERNER HYPOCRISY by Mozino Mozino

"A leader of thought, Visionary, self-determined, a bridge builder with a progressive mind, an icon, dynamic and diversified yet coherent in thought and focused. A man of justice whose desire was to build a unified, strong, economically viable and politically formidable North. The man who laid the foundation for an all inclusive region that gave a sense of belonging to all but was frustrated, and his ideas rejected and fought by his Islamic Kinsmen." “Don’t envy the unity of the North but worry about the division in the South so that we can have a united South and a united North in a united Nigeria” his words to Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe and Chief Obafemi Awolowo. 

It was upon this that he once advised Dr, Nnamdi Azikwe whom I have so much respect for, that for us to achieve Unity in Nigeria we need to appreciate our differences so that we can live of them. This patriotic and historic leader Sir Ahmadu Bello values, ideas have been theorize but betrayed by the Northerner Elders, fanatics and ethnic bigots just the way Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) truncated and betrayed the government installed through a Coup out of sheer wickedness and greedy. 

Boko Haram and Jonathan State of Emergency: The Agenda is at Full Steam Now! By Mr Cham

In quick succession the following have been captured by "Boko Haram" in just few days, and right under a stringent State of Emergency:
1. Gwoza town
2. Gamborun Ngala town
3. Buni - Yadi town
4. Mobile Police Force (MOPOL) training school in Gwoza.

All these are in addition to many other towns and villages destroyed by "Boko Haram" right under State of Emergency rule in north-eastern Nigeria!

It seems the more we are advancing towards 2015 the more powerful "Boko Haram" becomes, and the more towns and villages they capture and destroy in northern Nigeria in spite of a State of Emergency rule in place!

Ondo state governor dumps Labour Party for PDP

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state has concluded plans to dump the Labour Party [LP] for Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a development that has sparked panic in the state chapter of the LP.

Mr. Mimiko disclosed this to LP leaders across the state in a meeting at the Governor’s Office on Friday evening in Akure, the state capital.

 An attendee at the meeting confirmed: “we were all shocked ‎when he told us his decision”.  “Of course we know he has been fraternising with Jonathan and we have no problem with that, but how do we cope with the original PDP who have always seen us as sworn enemies since the days of (late) Agagu,” the party leader in a local government said. The PDP ‎is the major opposition to the Labour Party in Ondo.

The party’s candidate, Olusola Oke, a former national legal adviser of the PD,P came second behind Mr. Mimiko in the last governorship election in the state. Mr. Mimiko displaced, after a court battle in the aftermath of the 2007‎ elections, the late Olusegun Agagu. Mr. Oke is now believed to be the leader of the PDP in Ondo.

INSPIRATIONAL: HAPPINESS... is your choice!

Don’t waste your time seeking to find happiness. Instead, be the happiness.

Happiness does not come from anything outside of you. Happiness is the way you choose to be.

Yes, you can express your happiness in many wonderful ways that go far beyond you. The consequences of your inner happiness bring beauty and great value to your outer world.

Yet the happiness itself always comes from within. And you can always choose it, no matter what other things may be going on.

Instead of limiting your happiness to just certain situations, let it come alive in any situation. Instead of waiting and hoping for someone or something to bring you happiness, bring it on yourself.