Saturday, 14 May 2016

"Do the following and you will thank me later" - Actress Foluke Daramola-Salako writes Nigerians

With the current situation in Nigeria and the rate at which domestic violence is increasing, popular Nollywood actor, Foluke Daramola-Salako has written an open letter to Nigerians, advising couples to help and respect one another during this current economic recession Nigeria is facing. She said;...

"With the current situation of Nigeria and different happenings I decided to write this
Open Letter To Nigerians
Dear Sir /Ma,
How are you? I already know the answer to that, I know that living in Nigeria and surviving takes the Grace of God. I just want us to follow these guidelines for us and our families to live in peace and happiness
1) Pray Pray and Pray, Prayer is the Key
2) Spend wisely, we all know its very difficult to save in these times of petrol @145 naira, 3 tomatoes for 200 naira. Buy only what u really need
3) Avoid Conflicts in any form, many people are angry, and frustrated,  and are ready to kill at any little provocation, patience is key, ignore as much as possible, its better safe than sorry
4)Our men please control your anger, we know how hard it is to meet up on bills and everything, please don't take it down on your wife and family, let your home be a place of refuge not a war zone. Don't Worry we will all smile again
5) Women! Women! Women! How many times did I call you? Control your mouth! This is not the time to start complaining, and nagging your husband, you too do something for your family, give him your body and soul, no complain of being tired oh!  Be a good Mother to your children, and let your family time be fun.
6)Our health is very important, especially in this very hot weather, lets eat healthy too
7)In conclusion, do things that are fun for you, to take your mind of stress.
May God Help us to make our lives better. PEACE"


Memorise :

And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: John 16:8

Read : John 8:8-14

8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.


In the story of creation, the Bible talked about the earth being without form and void, and darkness being upon the face of the deep. In the midst of darkness and apparent confusion, the Spirit of God stepped into the scene, then God said, let there be light and there was light. We can then safely say that when the Holy Spirit comes into any situation, He brings light. If you ignite a fire, no matter how little is, there will be light around the fire. In the midst of the darkness, emptiness and chaos, the Holy Spirit stepped in and light had to be created immediately. In other words, it was His coming that brought about light at the very beginning. The beauty of this is that the light of the Spirit exposes the hidden contents of darkness. This is confirmed by your Lord Jesus Christ when He said in John 3:20:

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

In Acts 28:3-6, when Paul gathered some firewood and lit it up, a serpent that was hiding in the wood suddenly reared up its ugly head, but Paul threw it back into the fire. If the fire of God is really burning in your ministry, it will exposed every evil person in the church, and deal with them. When under the strong influence of the Holy Spirit, your personal problems will exposed to you. Your greatest enemy is not the witch or wizard around, but yourself. Not many of us think we are part of our problems. If you ask student to mark his examination sheet, he will most probably award himself the highest grades. If you know that what is hindering your progress is in you, it is then important to deal with it. The fire in Acts 28:5 not only exposed the serpent, it also killed it. Every serpent that is hiding in any corner of your life shall be exposed and destroyed today in Jesus name. Moreover, if you walk in the light of the Spirit, people will hate you. Don't be surprised that compromising brethren and church leaders would not only hate and persecute you; they may also want to get rid of you. If your presence does not allow them to steal, they will hate your guts. The more you allow the light of the Spirit to shine in and around you, the more difficult it is for you to enemies to cover up their evil intents. This season, the Lord will expose all the hidden agenda of your enemies by the light of the Spirit.

It is obvious that without an encounter with the Power of the Spirit, many will remain trapped and live far below their expected potentials. To fulfil your destiny, you must partner with the Holy Spirit. Another character who realized his potential was Peter. If you compare Peter before the descent of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost with the Peter after Pentecost,you will notice some sharp differences. Before Pentecost, Peter was full of fear. He found is difficult to stand on his convictions. Even a maid could make him deny the Lord, but after pentecost, he became so bold that not even the council's threat stopped him. Before pentecost, peter realized his leadership potential but lacked the fire,zeal,direction and divine backing of the Holy Spirit to fulfil it. As a result of this, he went back for fishing after Christ's death(John 21:1-3). But after Pentecost, he was able to perform according to Heaven's expectations. PRAYER POINT: Father, Ignite the Holy Ghost Fire in me that I may reach my full potential in Jesus Name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2Kings 17:24-19:7 & Proverbs 24:8-20.


Fulani Herdsmen menance: Bakassi Boys are back?

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has ex­plained that the state’s security outfit popu­larly known as ‘Bakassi Boys’ is not a local militia group contrary to insinuations in some quarters.
Ikpeazu said the clarification had become necessary following speculations by mischief makers that his recent directives to revive the vigilante group amounted to recruiting a local militia to fight Fulani herdsmen.

The governor said that there was nothing strange or to be jit­tery about in the resolve of the state government to revive the vigilante group, contending that after all, the security outfit has been on ground in the last 16 years.
His words: “The security out­fit came into existence over 16 years as a reaction to the distur­bances of hoodlums in Aba and was later elevated to a vigilante service group.
“The neigbouring states also engaged their services in com­bating armed robbery when the hoodlums seemed to have over­whelmed the statutory agen­cies.”

Ikpeazu vowed that no amount of blackmail would make him back-down on the propos­al, hinting that he is beefing up the outfit with over 500 men “because they are needed in the communities to fence off security threats and sniff out crimes and criminals in the communities”.
He however added that “they need to know clearly where their power stops and where that of the Police begins.”

Ikpeazu further explained that his action in reviving the outfit now is in reaction to the securi­ty issues confronting not only in Abia but the entire country.
He said that the state vigi­lante services would undergo a new training “for them to be ed­ucated on their limits and bound­aries as a support service to the statutory law enforcement agen­cies and for them to be abreast of their new roles in the face of the emerging security challenges fac­ing the country.”

Ikpeazu explained further that as an organ of the security pro­tected by the laws of Abia State, the unit has a well articulated chain of command with com­manders in various local councils and zones, stressing that what the men of the service need now is a training in the language of security and skill for intelligence gathering.

South/North Korean war: Swansea FC release Ki Sung-yueng for compulsory military duty in South Korea

Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has returned home to South Korea to carry out four weeks of military duty.

 South Korea is technically at war with its neighbours in North Korea, and the divide between the two countries is the most heavily militarized border in the world.

Ki will miss Swansea's final Premier League game of the season against Manchester City on Sunday as he has been granted leave by the club ahead of undertaking his national service.
"There is no Ki this weekend because of his military service,'' said Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin.

"He has to do four weeks and we want him to have some more time for his holiday.''
Every Korean must serve two years' compulsory military service before the age of 29 or face being exiled from the country.

Ki was part of South Korea's bronze medal-winning squad at the London Olympics in 2012 before joining Swansea from Celtic for a then club record fee of £5.5 million.
Winning an Olympic medal allowed Ki and his teammates to have their mandatory two years of military service reduced to four weeks.

Man City and Arsenal neck and neck in chase for Leicester's N'Golo Kante

He was one of the engine rooms that won the historic premiership record for Leicester City, since then he has been on the radar of top European clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. And now according to the Express, Manchester City have moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign N'Golo Kante from Leicester after holding two rounds of talks with the midfielder's representatives.

Kante, who signed for Leicester from Caen last summer, is the subject of major interest from a number of clubs after helping Leicester win the Premier League title, but it appears the Foxes are fighting a losing battle to retain the services of one of their most important players.

Incoming City boss Pep Guardiola is keen on the France international but a deal is far from done as Kante could opt for a switch to Arsenal instead of a move to the Etihad.

Claudio Ranieri continues to urge his new-born stars and Premier League Champions to stay at Leicester next season if for no other reason than to play Champions League football at the King Power Stadium, but Kante is increasingly looking like the name that may be hardest to keep

Behold first female FIFA's Secretary General: Senegalese Fatma Samoura

Senegalese UN diplomat Fatma Samoura was named FIFA's new secretary General by FIFA president Gianni Infantino today in Mexico, during FIFA's 66th International congress to replace the sacked Jerome Valcke.
 Fatma Samoura currently lives in Nigeria and was appointed personally by Infantino today at the 66th FIFA Congress according to FIFA statues. Her appointment will make her the first female number two ever at world football's governing body, FIFA.
Infantino says she was appointed as he aims to promote values such as Gender equality, zero-tolerance for racism and corruption with new leadership as he begins his tenure as FIFA President.
The former secretary general, Jerome Valcke of France, was sacked in January and banned from football for 12 years over misconduct in television deals and World Cup ticket sales, one of the many scandals that hit FIFA.
Markus Kattner has been acting as the Secretary General since Infantino was elected as president back in February.