Tuesday, 31 January 2017

_The Secret Place V - The place of installation of resources for your life’s journey_


_He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty_ – Psalms 91:1

_And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day._ Genesis 32:24

This is a great day for you sir/ma.

Last week, we looked at a phase of the secret place as the place of private personal relationship with God, a place of intimacy with the Spirit.

Your relationship with God must be in the similitude of newly wedded spouse or new found love where all that predominantly occupies their thoughts is spending time together not wanting to let go.

Hear this, if your relationship, intercourse, and communion with Jesus is not like that of love birds or newly wedded couple, you are in the wrong.

This week, we trust God to take us higher in the theme “the secret place”, as we journey together today, I trust God to be merciful on us and grant us access into the mysteries surrounding the theme. Our times on earth is but transitory, on our brief sojourn here on the earth, we would need installed resources – both physical, psychological and spiritual virtues to function effectively.

Just like acquiring a new computer system, you’d need to install the needed system and application software for optimal enjoyment, failure to do so would result in little or no gain from the acquired computer for the computer is useless without the system’s software. The system’s software manages all that concerns the workability of the computer.
Like the computer, your workability, usability and scope of influence is a function of what has been installed in you from the secret place. You can never function outside your installed virtues.

Jacob had to be left alone so installations can be made in him, Jacob before his encounter with God struggled through life as a charlatan but when he got alone with God, he had status change installed, he got power with God and power with men installed in him. He got clarity installed, he got an upgrade of the covenant God made with Abraham. In order to triumph in life and destiny, it is compulsory we have power with God, this power only comes from spending good amounts of quality time with God.

_Then the devil left him,  and behold,  angels came and were ministering to him._ – Matt. 4: 11

_And he was in the wilderness forty days,  being tempted by Satan.  And he was with the wild animals,  and the angels were ministering to him._ – Mark 1:13

Jesus away from the crowd, spent 40days and nights in the wilderness, on his return He was tempted by the devil, unknown to the tempter, Jesus just finished the installation of defences against the onslaughts of darkness. Moses who was a hot tempered man got the highest version of meekness software. The bible records in Numbers 12:3  (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth. You cannot spend time with God and not have God install His virtues in you.

Hear this, fire can be caught at a congregational level but they are only fanned into flame by your alignment with the Consuming fire. Fire can be caught in church meetings and programs but would die out when fuel is not added in the secret place of fellowship with God.

The computer have various software packages, some are for special functions, others are to enhance the computers functions, others serve to enhance computer’s connection to other device.

By way of reiteration, your life on this brief transit through earth would only make sense when you submit yourself to God for installation and uninstallation of the needed for your life Journey. If you ever want to cause a change in your given sphere – your ministry, your place of work/studies, your God given assignment, you family and the society, you must become one whose signature is recognized in the secret place. Spending quality alone-time in the secret is the place where God immerses in and endues us with power to effect that change.

It is not about working for God.

It is not about standing and ministering in the sanctuary.

It is not about the display of power.

It is not about the manifestations of your spiritual gifts.

It is not about external accomplishments.

Beloved, it is about your WALK with God. It is about your FELLOWSHIP with HIS PRESENCE.

Do you care for God’s presence?

Do you crave power with God that transform to power in life?

Would you like to in reality live, move and have your being in God?

YES?!

Then, you can only achieve your YES only when you live in HIM by dwelling with HIM and spending time with HIM as your everyday values and principles and your way of life

Love.
AE Paul.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Punch news headlines today

Three to five people'll die before I'm extradited 'Kashamu

Schools to teach maths, science in indigenous languages
'Onu

Six ways to be technologically productive

Three PDP governors to defect to APC, says Okorocha

El-Rufai should produce herdsmen he offered money '
Apostle Suleman

US judgment: We'll push for Kashamu's arrest, says
NDLEA

Presidency cabals blocking CAN from meeting Buhari '
Youth wing

Prosecuting Suleman'll cause crisis, Fayose warns

Okowa didn't lose $10m to girlfriend, says Delta

Jonathan, Wike blocked delivery of Rivers helicopters '
Amaechi

FG approves modern internal audit process for MDAs

BoI pledges more funds for Aba industrialists

RenMoney boosts access to credit

Seplat charged to court over $20.5m subsidiary deal

Alleged kidney theft raises concern in Keffi

As father of Lassa victim blames hospitals

FCT youths endorse protest against FG

I joined gang to raise money for business ' Kidnapper

Gunmen abduct female lecturer in Rivers

NSCDC warns vandals

Rivers lures cultists, militants with jobs

Calabar residents protest blackout, kick against bills

Court remands sanitation offenders in Abia

Court recommends mediation in Lagos waterfront
demolition dispute

26 Nigerians enter for LafargeHolcim's $2m construction
awards

Oyo amends 71-year-old criminal justice law

Police invite warring Ondo Assembly members

American moves to enforce N6.6bn judgment against
Ajudua

NDDC unfolds devt agenda for N'Delta

PDP disclaims Ekpoudom as LG political leader

Emmanuel seeks economic foundation for democracy

Presidency releases another Buhari's photographs

Assembly c'ttee begins inspection of PHCs February

Edo by-election: PDP kicks as INEC declares APC winner

New minimum wage demand in a recession

S/East lawmakers differ on Obasanjo's call for Igbo
presidency

Making forex trading profitable

Ogoniland can't get clean water this generation ' Don

Committee to focus on innovation, healthy competition

Mutual Benefits sets new goals

China Exim bank approves N408bn for Lagos-Ibadan rail
project

PENGASSAN rejects NLNG Act amendment

Dangote plans more investment in Zambia

Keeping good banking records

Reps summon 50 firms over alleged fraudulent payment

Engineers can solve Nigeria's problems, says don

CBN queries banks for supplying inaccurate forex data

Poor banking habits to avoid

Haven Homes restructures, appoints new general
manager

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 30TH JANUARY MON 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

     DEAR EVERLASTING FATHER, I Thank You for putting an edge, shield right around me; the enemies can't come close because I'm an anointed one and a priest forever(Ps105:14-15).

Today, I pray for those that are persecuted for righteousness sake, You comfort them, increase them greatly and make them stronger than their enemies(Ps105:24)!

I declare that this is my day and week of signs and wonders in my life and world(Ps105:27-45)!

Amen...

HAPPY NEW WEEK.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Benefits of eating Dates Fruit

Dates (known as Dabino in Hausa) cultivation is as old as man himself. But its cultivation have been estimated to have started at approximately 6000 BC.

The Dates fruit which comes in various varieties and sizes can be eaten fresh or dried depending on the taste of the consumer. Whether it is eaten dried or raw, its nutritional value still remains unchanged.

Research has shown that dates fruit contains fiber, potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium, Vitmain B6 and sugar.

The fruits may not be a storehouse of nutrients but it contains quite a good number of nutritional benefits to mankind. Such benefits include the following;

Its fiber content is good and essential for colon health and it helps reduces constipation. Apart from this, the fiber content boosts the efficiency of the digestive system; the fiber also helps boost the heart health.

The presence of magnesium and potassium makes it an inflammatory which has effects on Tumour Necrosis factor (TNF) and Interleukin 6 (IL-6). The potassium is essential for blood clothing.

  A daily consumption can prevent inflammation diseases such as arthritis and Alzheimer’s diseases. Its magnesium content can also be harnessed to reduce blood pressure.

Healthy pregnancy and delivery: Research has shown that consumption of dates in the last 4 weeks before labour significantly reduced the need for induction and Vitamin B6 is good for augmentation of labour and brain health.

The benefits of eating dates cannot be overemphasized and more researchers are still unveiling the untapped health benefits of eating dates fruit.

Confession of a scammer

Source unknown please...

I created a website where I promise to double the income of participants by 30%. The first participant joins with N20k. I need him to be convinced that my website pays So I use my own money to make up for the 30% and he goes home happy. I tell him he gets extra bonuses if he brings a friend and he does exactly that. Two of his friends sign up with N20k each and I return their investment with my own money and give my first client a special bonus for bringing them.

His friends are aware their colleague got a bonus for bringing them in. They get greedy, they bring more people. At this point, everyone wants bonuses as my system is verified and working.

More people join in, so I'm not using my money to pay them anymore, I'm using their money to pay them and waiting for more members to join so there'll always be money in the system. I see a huge investment of N1m from a greedy participant, I run the website with money and I've spent my own money to build the trust in the system so I pair the provider of N1m with myself. Then get about 30 people providing N50k to pay him back in 30 days, he has N1.3m. My system is working, he tells his colleagues in his social class and they're all excited.

My first members who started with N20k have gotten greedy, they've created multiple accounts to cash out but I don't care. The big fishes are in the game. The big monies are being paired with me, I'm no longer providing money but I'm getting money. Whenever I see a large amount to be donated, I immediately pair the account to mine. Effortlessly a millionaire.

The system continues to thrive because new members keep coming in. There is a wild recession in the country, my scheme is the escape route. People have paid rents, school fees, bought cars and funded their ceremonies with my scheme. I am suddenly an employer of labour.

But all good things must come to an end, I have successfully built a network of participants running into millions but there is a serious cash deficit. It is ...almost Christmas and almost everyone needs 30% of their investment back. Because I've been collecting millions as an admin without donating, and because there are not enough new members to match the financial demands of the existing members, my system has collapsed but I am not done getting my millions from gullible people.

I announce a freeze on the website for technical reasons. I've done a lot for them so they believe me that I'm just protecting the system from crash even when it was not the wise thing to believe.
I told them they couldn't receive money this period but they could still donate.

The one month freeze was an attempt to see if I could pay the existing members from the donations of new members. Sadly, some people had lost faith in the system, the new and existing members were afraid to make donations during the freeze because they were unsure of getting their 30% returns back. Plus there were a lot of evil people on social media spreading propaganda that my scheme was a Ponzi that had ended.

I needed that trust back, so I relaunched my website a day before the scheduled return. You needed to see the excitement. It was Christmas on January 13, I told existing people that had provided donations that they could now get help. I also added some attractive incentives for new members. I still faced the same problem that made me shut down temporarily, even worse.

The people that provided help during the shut down all requested help, plus there had already been a long list of people before then. So I decided to pair those that needed less than N30k first to check the rotation of money. Still there was not enough money to go round. The people that were paired to pay others refused to pay, the trust was gone. People had suddenly realised that it was not possible for 30% to be added to your money unless someone lost their own money.
Several other schemes took over my place when I was frozen. All will eventually meet their ends. Greed always comes to ...an end.

People still live in delusions of grandeur that I have not crashed. Perhaps they expect me to put a memo in my website that it is over. Lol. I really don't blame their naivety, I did do a lot for them to trust me.
I would advise that people make more intelligent financial decisions next time. People lost millions to me because of greed. Do I feel guilty? No. I did warn them to use their SPARE money.

I am a Ponzi Scheme. What's my name?

Saturday, 28 January 2017

What are you after adversity?

I love what Arthur Golden said about Adversity  "Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are".

In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but
the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.
Which one are you?

I don't know what turbulence you're currently in, what's important is how you come out of it.

Here is a story of the Potato, egg and the coffee bean.
They all went through he'll but came out differently.

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life
was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to
make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time.

It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon
followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with
water and placed each on a high fire.

Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter.

The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the
potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the
eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup.

Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted
that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it.

After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a
smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked./

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had
each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling
water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid
interior until it was put in the boiling water.

Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique.

After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks
on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a
coffee bean?

And I'm asking you tonight, which are you?

And remember  Yvonne Pierre's words...

"Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and
be unstoppable!"

#OneLove

Serena Williams beats Venus Williams to win record 23rd major

Serena Williams rewrote tennis history books once again, this time with sister Venus across the net and her fiance Alexis Ohanian watching from the stands.

When Serena beat her older sibling in the Australian Open final 6-4 6-4, she collected a 23rd grand slam title to surpass Steffi Graf for the Open Era lead.

Now she only trails all-time leader Margaret Court by one major and the way she played in Melbourne -- not dropping a set -- Serena, 35, is looking good to achieve that feat later in 2017.

"It's never enough, 23, 24, 25," Serena told the crowd after her win. "I felt like I really elevated my game this year.

"It's such a great feeling to have 23. I've been chasing it for a really long time," she later told reporters. "I knew I had an opportunity to get it here and I'm here."

As a considerable bonus Saturday evening, Serena also regained the No. 1 ranking from Angelique Kerber. Last year the German upset Serena Williams to win the title.

"I didn't know that," said Serena. "It feels good." Serena had her game face on throughout, but the sisters exchanged an extended hug after Serena converted on her first match point in one hour, 22 minutes. The
competitors in them took a backseat.

"Your win has always been my win," Venus told the crowd, referring to Serena. "All the times I couldn't be there, didn't get there, you were there."

It simply wasn't meant to be for Venus, who appeared to be the crowd favorite at Rod Laver Arena.

At 36, she was the oldest Australian Open finalist in the Open Era. Her celebration after winning in the semifinals is sure to be one of tennis' memorable moments come the end of the long campaign.

Venus had last played in a grand slam final in 2009 at Wimbledon, when Serena once again came out on top. Her career has been slowed after she was diagnosed with autoimmune disorder Sjogren's Syndrome in 2011.

"It was great to have an opportunity to play for the title," Venus said. "That's exactly where I want to be standing during these grand slams. That's the highlight of all this, is to be in that moment."

In keeping with their head-to-head record -- Serena now leads 17-11 and 7-2 in grand slam finals -- it was her kid sister who would have the final say in Melbourne.

Trump says US will prioritize Christian refugees

President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been "horribly treated."

Speaking with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said that it had been "impossible, or at least very tough" for Syrian Christians to enter the United States.

"If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair -- everybody was persecuted, in all fairness -- but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians.

And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them."
Trump did not name a reason or offer any evidence about why the agencies that vet refugees, including the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department, would have prioritized Muslim refugees over Christians.

According to a report by the non-partisan Pew Research Center, however, 99% of the nearly 12,600 Syrians granted refugee status last year were Muslims. Less than 1% were Christian. Syria's population is 87% Muslim and 10% Christian, according to the CIA World Fact Book.

Also on Friday, Trump signed an executive order explicitly freezing refugee applications from Syria. It's unclear how his pledge to help persecuted Christians from that country will accord with the order.

The United States admitted a record number of 38,901 Muslim refugees in 2016, according to a study conductedby Pew . But
nearly the same number of Christians,37,521 were also admitted.

At the same time, many Christian groups that resettle refugees in the United States decry the persecution of their brethren overseas, but said the country should not give favor to fellow Christians or bar Muslims.

"We would resist that strongly," Scott Arbeiter, Presidentof World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals and one of nine agencies that partner with the federal government to resettle refugees.

"Some of the most vulnerable people in the world right now are Muslims. If we say no Muslim should be let in, we are denying the humanity and dignity of people made in the image of God."

Arbeiter said he and his group have tried unsuccessfully to meet with the new Trump administration to discuss refugee policy.

A study conducted by the libertarian Cato Institute found that between 1975-2015, the United States admitted approximately 700,000 asylum-seekers and 3.25 million refugees. Four asylum-seekers and 20 refugees later became terrorists and launched attacks on US soil.

"The chance of being murdered in a terrorist attack committed by an asylum-seeker was one in 2.73 billion a year," wrote the study's author, Alex Nowrasteh.

"The chance of being murdered in a terrorist attack committed
by a refugee is one in 3.64 billion a year."

Source- CNN

Here is The Passerby talking - How to be employed as a student on Campus

We now We now live in a society where the labour market is already congested with little or no space for new comers. Each year, Institutions of higher learning always push graduates into the already congested labour market.

As a student, you need not depend on the stipends your parents send you on weekly or monthly basis when you can be gainfully employed, doing your own job and getting some extra cash to keep body and soul together. This is just a fragment of the list of lucrative things you can do as a student of higher institution.

1. Bulk SMS services: As students, there is always a need for the fellowship, department, associations, organisations and even the religious bodies to keep in touch with their members. You can run this business without it even affecting your lecture schedules. All you need for this business is a functional bank account, access to the internet and a good communication skill to convince the customer about your pricing. You can start this business with as low as N2, 000.

2. T-shirt customization: Each semester in school, we see how almost every department/organization (religious or social) will love to have a customized t-shirt as a sign of achievement for that year. As a student, you can go into the art of designing the shirts and receive your pay in no time. If you are really good, you will have to be turning down requests because they will be coming in their numbers. Although this business requires a special skill in the sense that the student will have to be good at graphics design to be able to bring out a good design on the T-shirts, but s/he can still make a good cash from this business. The good thing about this business is that you can learn the skill while at home on holidays. This business can be started on a small scale with as low as N5, 000.

3. Catering services: The list will be incomplete without including this vocation. Students are always on the move to celebrate virtually everything (from birthdays, matriculations, end of the semester) in grand styles. These functions are incomplete without a cake and other snacks served as refreshment. As a student, you can offer catering services to your colleagues at a very affordable price and if you are good at it, the pay is good. Although the market for this skill is now overloaded but you can make an impact if you can build your skills. Bear it in mind that starting this business may be quite expensive due to the price of the equipments involved but the pay is good and it is a guaranteed way to attract more cash into your bank account.

4. Sales of fashion items: This is also a good business for students on campus but it is quite very risky. One has to be very careful when engaging in this type of business. Students can sell items such as underwear, clothes, footwear, wristwatches, handbags, earrings and the list is just endless. This business can be set up with as low as N 20, 000 and subsequent expansion can be made later.

5. Tech stuff: Students can engage in the repairs of gadgets such as laptops, handsets etc. Providing tech stuff can also be a good way in getting extra cash on your pockets.

6. Graphic design and photography: As a student, you can be engaged in design of phone stickers, banners, digital passports and photographs. You can also design customized invitation cards for events.

Contrary to public opinion that a student should always be broke, once you can find what is lacking in your hostel, department or even organization, you are sure to succeed.

live in a society where the labour market is already congested with little or no space for new comers. Each year, Institutions of higher learning always push graduates into the already congested labour market.

As a student, you need not depend on the stipends your parents send you on weekly or monthly basis when you can be gainfully employed, doing your own job and getting some extra cash to keep body and soul together. This is just a fragment of the list of lucrative things you can do as a student of higher institution.

1. Bulk SMS services: As students, there is always a need for the fellowship, department, associations, organisations and even the religious bodies to keep in touch with their members. You can run this business without it even affecting your lecture schedules. All you need for this business is a functional bank account, access to the internet and a good communication skill to convince the customer about your pricing. You can start this business with as low as N2, 000.

2. T-shirt customization: Each semester in school, we see how almost every department/organization (religious or social) will love to have a customized t-shirt as a sign of achievement for that year. As a student, you can go into the art of designing the shirts and receive your pay in no time. If you are really good, you will have to be turning down requests because they will be coming in their numbers. Although this business requires a special skill in the sense that the student will have to be good at graphics design to be able to bring out a good design on the T-shirts, but s/he can still make a good cash from this business. The good thing about this business is that you can learn the skill while at home on holidays. This business can be started on a small scale with as low as N5, 000.

3. Catering services: The list will be incomplete without including this vocation. Students are always on the move to celebrate virtually everything (from birthdays, matriculations, end of the semester) in grand styles. These functions are incomplete without a cake and other snacks served as refreshment. As a student, you can offer catering services to your colleagues at a very affordable price and if you are good at it, the pay is good. Although the market for this skill is now overloaded but you can make an impact if you can build your skills. Bear it in mind that starting this business may be quite expensive due to the price of the equipments involved but the pay is good and it is a guaranteed way to attract more cash into your bank account.

4. Sales of fashion items: This is also a good business for students on campus but it is quite very risky. One has to be very careful when engaging in this type of business. Students can sell items such as underwear, clothes, footwear, wristwatches, handbags, earrings and the list is just endless. This business can be set up with as low as N 20, 000 and subsequent expansion can be made later.

5. Tech stuff: Students can engage in the repairs of gadgets such as laptops, handsets etc. Providing tech stuff can also be a good way in getting extra cash on your pockets.

6. Graphic design and photography: As a student, you can be engaged in design of phone stickers, banners, digital passports and photographs. You can also design customized invitation cards for events.

Contrary to public opinion that a student should always be broke, once you can find what is lacking in your hostel, department or even organization, you are sure to succeed.

Punch news headlines today

Stop wishing Buhari dead, says Kasum

Latest five sexual facts (I)

How police officer stole my son, sold him for N600,000 '
Imo woman

Policemen left post during attack on Plateau station '
PPRO

Teenager narrates heart-breaking rape by 'uncle', torture
by wife

Customer on drugs beat prostitute to death over N500
sex

I don't know whether I am a widow or not 'Wife of
Europe-bound Nigerian missing in Libya

It's been 15 years of pains, anguish for us 'Relatives of
2002 Ikeja cantonment bomb blast victims

How to make your distant relationship work

LAUTECH: ASUU gives Oyo, Osun conditions for
resumption

How bandits besieged Court, freed alleged notorious
prison inmate

Amosun visits Buhari in London

CAN to Osinbajo: Your silence no longer golden

$1.75bn oil block fund: Reps summon NNPC GMD,
Emefiele, AGF, others

FG, oil marketers meet, agree on N145 fuel price

Buhari hasn't convinced Nigerians he passed school

certificate examination ' Junaid Mohammed

Would you buy your spouse sex toy if you're going on a
long journey

Stop using mosques to preach hate ' Sanusi

I hope to have 'fantastic' relationship with Putin, says
Trump

Nigerians react to Buhari's photo in London

Melaye attacks Bello, says gov failed in first year

Boko Haram: It's tough handling IDPs, says Osinbajo

Ondo lawmakers suspend Speaker, deputy, majority
leader

Auction unused items, firm urges Nigerians

Youth unemployment, a time bomb 'Foundation

FG tasks states on standard abattoirs

Men more corrupt than women, says Magu

Are advises professional bodies

Ooni's third-in-command dies at 100

One dies, two injured in multiple crashes at Idiroko

Oil spill: Bayelsa sues Agip, claims N1.6tn damages

INEC deploys 2,452 workers for Edo bye-election

Land control: Lagos defeats FG at Supreme Court

IDPs bombing: Nine human rights groups to sue FG, NAF

2002 Ikeja Cantonment bomb blast: I was busy helping
others not knowing my two children had died

We won't reverse forex ban on 41 items ' CBN

High import duties threaten LPG market growth ' NLPGA

Obaseki wants Japanese investment inagriculture, solid
minerals

Customs hand over seized helicopters to NAF

Exporters commend FG on cocoa revival,

Mining summit shifted over Abuja airport closure

Bayelsa sues Agip for N1.6tn over oil spill

SISTERS AT WAR: 'Venus battles Serena in Aussie Open
final

Wenger gets four-match ban

Beat Rangers get N.5m, Tornadoes boss tells players

AFCON: DR Congo, Ghana set for final eight showdown

Police nab suspected rapists in Abia

Nine kidnappers killed, 196 arrested in Bauchi

How my mother saved me from committing suicide 'Mr.
Ibu

Friday, 27 January 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 27TH JANUARY FRI 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

     DEAR HEALING FATHER, I Thank You for giving me life to the fullest for I know the thief comes to to steal, kill and destroy(Jh10:10).

I know Satan is the author of sickness so I Conciously live in health, wealth and prosperity; I refuse everything that he give but stand on the word of God that says I am free-indeed!(Act10:38;1Jh3-8).

This weekend, I produce results and laughter shall never cease in my life! Amen...

HAPPY FRIDAY AND HAPPY WEEKEND

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Punch news headlines today

Uncertainties surround CJN seat

Inflation rate becoming unbearable, says Tinubu

Defend yourselves against herdsmen, bishop tells
Christians

AFCON 2017 quarter-final fixtures

UPDATED: Serena to play Venus in historic Australian
final

Australian Open: Nadal Slam revival faces 'Baby Fed'
threat

ICPC to prosecute ex-directors for stealing 40 vehicles

The world is a mess, Trump defends restricted entry for
Muslims

Renowned author Buchi Emecheta dies at 72

How Fayose foiled DSS plan to arrest pastor in Ekiti

One in 10 women do not enjoy sex ' Study

Senate accuses Fashola, BPP of contract inflation

Buhari's anti-corruption war has ended, says PDP

Osinbajo not under pressure to resign

Police arrest nine Shiites, face unlawful assembly
charges

Anambra APC drops Soludo, Ekwunife from gov race

Osinbajo to visit N'Delta again in February

Northern govs visit Saraki, Dogara over N'East devt

Four die in foiled suicide attacks on Maiduguri

I'll sign death warrant for murder convicts' Niger gov

Sultan wants hate preachers prosecuted

Alleged N7bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-Air Force chief,
Umar

Three arrested for operating fake UTME centre

How Ex-Air Force chief, Amosu, laundered N3bn NIMASA
fund

Police accuse Suswam, others of diverting N10bn SURE-
P fund

ASUU threatens strike over pension deduction

Corruption: Will FG's clearance of SGF help anti-graft
war
Lagos holds summit on justice administration Jan. 30

N136m fraud: Court rules on ex-NIMASA boss' no case
submission

Never again will I 'copy and paste' ' Onunwa

Dickson sets up safety corps to protect public schools

Resolving the Southern Kaduna crisis

Wike sponsoring protests to discredit FG, security
agencies 'DSS

Markafi's claim on Buhari's rumoured death silly '
Mohammed

Ndume tackles Saraki during budget debate

No steady power supply unless tariff rises ' NERC

NNPC lacks oil trading skills, says GMD

Electricity: Consumers groan as power firms, others trade
blame

Fashola explains why Nigerians are experiencing power
outages

Benin Disco promises improved services

Nine tips for paying off your bank loan faster

Traits for successful freelancing

CIBN, experts list ways to economic recovery

Fast-track infrastructure projects in Nigeria, FG begs
China

No fresh sacking of officers, say Customs

Nigeria, three others face threat of famine ' Report

Important things you should know about loans

FG collaborates with trawler owners on fishing terminal

Govt to compel MDAs to patronise NigComSat

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 26TH JANUARY THUR 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

        DEAR LIFE-GIVING FATHER, I Thank You for helping me out in Prayers; making intercession for me according to Your will(Rom8:26-27).

Therefore, all things works together for my God because I choose to love God and I know I'm the called according to his purpose(Rom8:28)!

Today, i live my life piloted alone by the Spirit of God and i say NO to sin and it likes! I'm a royalty!

Amen

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 25TH JANUARY WED 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

       DEAR FAITHFUL FATHER, I Thank You for abiding in me as i abide in You and granting me all i ask according to Your plan and purpose concerning my life(Jh15:7).

I ask that You heal all that is sick of one ailment or the other(healing in relationship, education, finance, businesses etc)(Matt7:7).

Today and always, i consciously walk in abundance of God's glorious supply(Phil4:19)!

I'm God's masterpiece!

Amen

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

_The Secret Place. III – An intimate place of personal relationship and communion with God_*

Top of the day to you, did you read my last post? We saw how the secret place works for all who would only decide to take advantage of it. Dwelling in the secret place is a PRINCIPLE that is universally relevant.

_He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty._ – Psalms 91:1[KJV]

_So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God._ 2Chronicles 27:6.

Today, our focus would be on the place of intimacy, a place of personal relationship and communion with God.

He that dwells … shall abide, intimacy with God is meant to be an unending, continuing process, it is open ended as it is meant to continue till eternity. The creation of you and I was necessitated by God’s desire for relationship, Christ Jesus had to die to reconcile us back to our lost relationship with God. Christ came down to the earth so we could have a complete and an all-expense paid relationship with our Father and God.

Dwelling in the secret place is meant to cause our relationship with the Father grow deeper and stronger and sweeter, it is meant to intensify our devotion and love for God, it is also to grow our obedience to God even as our love is been increased because of our intimacy with the Father.  Everything we are or will become and do or will do will be birthed out of that time we spend with Him.

Intimacy with the Father is not a one-time event as many believers only become intimate with the Father when there is an issue – problem, need or mountain to be surmounted. Dwelling in the secret place is a lifestyle that every believer must lead. To abide means to remain, continue, to stay – to remain in, to continue and to stay in relationship with the Father.

Don’t be deceived, not contravening any of the Ten Commandments is not intimacy, knowing and memorizing and being able to quote the scriptures without any error is does not equal relationship with God, church attendance and working in the sanctuary of God is not the same as intimacy with God, all the above are activities of religion. It is coming to and surrendering to the presence of God, yielding to the indwelling presence of God in complete obedience and to be broken.

When your life is everyday been built on the intimacy of the secret place relationship with God, your life is securely built on Christ Jesus, the solid Rock.

Relationship and intimacy are for our good, growth and development. If you are doubtful, ask King Jotham.

Intimacy with God in the secret place is key to accessing God’s classified information, access are the exclusive reserve of those who are intimate with God.

Intimacy with God is cultured when we spend time with Him in His presence.  

The Psalmist cried out saying “early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee…”

If you want to get intimate with the Lord, then you have to spend and devote time in His presence. 

Are you hungry to know God, are you thirsty of an intimate relationship with God, do you want Him as a true companion, spend time with Him!

Love
AE Paul

LAUTECH to resume both academic and non academic activities on Friday

Authorities of the Ladoke Akintola University of
Technology, Ogbomoso , have said that the institution will
reopen on Friday .

Registrar of the school , Mr . Jacob Agboola said this in a
statement sent to the students and members of staff of the
institution on Monday.

“ All staff and students are hereby informed that the
University will reopen for normal activities on Friday ,
January 27 , 2017 .

All students who have yet to complete
their registration are to ensure that they do so and pay
their tuition fees during the revision week .

On behalf of the Governing Council , Senate and Management ,
headed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. A . S . Gbadegesin ,
we wish you all the best, ’’ the statement read .

The reopening of the institution is coming nine months
after it was shut down , following the decision of workers
to down tools in protest against the non- payment of their
salaries .

It would be recalled that students of the university had
recently staged a protest at Government House in Ibadan ,
Oyo State .

During the protest , the students met with
Governor Abiola Ajimobi who disclosed that a sum of
N 600m had been earmarked by Oyo and Osun states to
pay the striking workers and get the institution reopened.

Ajimobi had promised the students that the school would
be reopened before the end of the month .

Reacting to the protest , the Special Adviser to Ajimobi on
Communications and Strategy , Mr . Yomi Layinka had said,

“ It is important to note that the school was not shut by
the state government .

It was shut by the management of the school and it will be
reopened by the management of the school .

The concern of the government is to do whatever can be done while we are still awaiting the report of the panel headed by Chief Wole Olanipekun . ’’

Culled-punch

Punch news headlines today

Samsung's Q4 profit rises 50% despite Note7 recall

I drove taxis and worked as a guard ' Kayode Fayemi

11m Boko Haram survivors need aids ' UN envoy

In-laws steal houses from grieving widows

Roadside bomb kills four soldiers

200 communities benefit from MTN foundation's projects

7.1m Boko Haram survivors eat one meal a day ' UN
envoy

Australian Open: Stan wins grudge match as rising Venus
shines

You and I or you and me

Seven ways your old tablet can still be useful

Hollywood holds breath for Oscars nominations

LAUTECH reopens on Friday

Mixed reactions as Buhari sends Magu's name to Senate
again

We 'll renegotiate with FG on 2009 agreement 'ASUU

Kill fake drug peddlers, says Obiano

Foreign airliner loses gear on Abuja airport runway '
Amaechi

EFCC dehumanised me just to implicate Jonathan '
Dudafa

PDP, a sleeping lion ' Fayose

Northern govs meet monarchs, lament killings, poverty

Killings: Nobody has monopoly of violence, PFN warns

Another UNIOSUN student dies, varsity declares holiday

Chibok girls: FG knocks BBOG for anti-Buhari comment

Is ban on Christian groups by Katsina varsity justifiable

Ex-minister dies at 79, buried amid eulogies

Enyeama praises Troost-Ekong

Lawson to deliver Lagos @50 colloqium lecture

Writers kick against plan to re-arrest journalists

Mimiko inaugurates postgraduate institute for civil
servants

43 bag First Class as OOU graduates 5,809 students

Watch that cough, it could be cancer

Bill Gates, Dangote, others inaugurate council to end
malaria

Why we expelled 22 students 'UNIPORT VC

CBN presents N999m building to CRUTECH

NLA wants improved funding for libraries

We've produced 109 First Class graduates in six years

Health sector vital to economic growth ' Sterling Bank

Yahya Jammeh's ignominious exit

Stocks appreciate as UACN Property, Oando lead gainers

Vitafoam grows profit by 110%

Guinness holds EGM for N40bn rights issue

How to reduce vacancy in rental properties

Improving business performance with innovation

Knowing more about mortgage

What to know before applying for mortgage

Bond issuance slumps to six-year low

Ecobank, Microsoft to drive Africa's digital transformation

Winners emerge in Skye Bank's reward promo

FG can earn $20bn from assets sale ' Peterside

NAICOM plans special audit of insurance firms

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 24TH JANUARY TUE 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

        DEAR MARVELLOUS FATHER, I Thank You for giving me an overcoming testimony that even my enemies are celebrating with me(Rev12:21) and for putting smile on my face; joy in the Holy Spirit which money can't buy(Phil4:4).

Teach me today to number my days and keep Your word in my heart in wisdom(Ps119:130).

I know I'm a wonder to my world!

Amen

Monday, 23 January 2017

When men were boys

Senator Ben Bruce shared this throwback picture of him and his sister
Which was taken in London some years ago.

Men... He was just 18 then .

See his then and now photos of Senator Ben Murray Bruce

Everyone has got a story, what's yours?

I believe every single person on the planet has got a story.

We tend to judge people before you truly get to know them.

And believe me, the truth might surprise you.

I  Just feel like sharing this with you.

What else do I say?

Hmmmmmmmm...

Ok, here we go...

A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”

Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24
year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again
exclaimed…

“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…

“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?” The old man
smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital,
my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.”

The End

So, I think with the above story, we've learnt something.

And please... Don't be in haste in making deduction.

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC). 23RD JANUARY MON 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

          DEAR FORGIVING FATHER, I Thank You for word that is changing my mindset each day; I'm quick to believe the word of God, if God said it, I believe it, and that settles it(Matt18:3).

This day and week, I refuse any form of negativity that would stop me from fulfilling God's divine purpose and I say YES to right thinking, talking and actions; my life is for God(Jh4:24)!

This is my week of great transformation.

Amen...

HAPPY NEW WEEK

Sunday, 22 January 2017

President Donald Trump's Inaugural Speech

''Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton,
President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of
the world: thank you
.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national
effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our
people.
Together, we will determine the course of America and the world
for years to come.
We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will
get the job done.
Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly
and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President
Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid
throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank
you.
Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because
today we are not merely transferring power from one
administration to another, or from one party to another — but we
are transferring power from Washington, DC and giving it back to
you, the American people.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the
rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.
Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth.
Politicians prospered — but the jobs left, and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our
country.
Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have
not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s
capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all
across our land.
That all changes — starting right here, and right now, because this
moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching
all across America.
This is your day. This is your celebration.
And this, the United States of America, is your country.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but
whether our government is controlled by the people.
January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people
became the rulers of this nation again.
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no
longer.
Everyone is listening to you now.
You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic
movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.
At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation
exists to serve its citizens.
Americans want great schools for their children, safe
neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.
These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers
and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out
factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our
nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our
young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime
and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed
our country of so much unrealized potential.
This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
We are one nation — and their pain is our pain.
Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success.
We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all
Americans.
For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense
of American industry; Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military; We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;
We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and
confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.
One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not
even a thought about the millions upon millions of American
workers left behind.
The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes
and then redistributed across the entire world.
But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.
We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in
every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.
From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.
From this moment on, it’s going to be only America First.
America First.
Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign
affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American
families.
We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries
making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our
jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.
I will fight for you with every breath in my body — and I will never,
ever let you down.
America will start winning again, winning like never before.
We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders.
We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.
We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports,
and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.
We will get our people off of welfare and back to work — rebuilding
our country with American hands and American labor.
We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.
We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world
— but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all
nations to put their own interests first.
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to
let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.
We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones — and unite the
civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will
eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the
United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country,
we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for
prejudice.
The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people
live together in unity.”
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements
honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.
There should be no fear — we are protected, and we will always be
protected.
We will be protected by the great men and women of our military
and law enforcement and, most importantly, we will be protected
by God.
Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.
In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it
is striving.
We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action
— constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over.
Now arrives the hour of action.
Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can
match the heart and fight and spirit of America.
We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the
mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease,
and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of
tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our
divisions.
It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never
forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed
the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious
freedoms, and we all salute the same great American flag.
And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the
windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky,
they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused
with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.
So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large,
from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these
words:
You will never be ignored again.
Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American
destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever
guide us along the way.
Together, We will make America strong again.
We will make America wealthy again.
We will make America proud again.
We will make America safe again.
And, yes, together, we will make America great again.
Thank you,
God bless you, and God bless America''.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

President Buhari not dead please

By Levinus Nwabughiogu- Vanguard News

ABUJA-The Presidency last night refuted speculations that
President Muhammadu Buhari was in a terrible health condition
that could lead to his death, saying the president was well and
alive.

The presidency spoke through the two media aides of the
president on media and publicity namely Mr. Femi Adesina
who’s the Special Adviser and Mallam Garba Shehu who’s the
Senior Special Assistant.

In his reaction to the speculations on his Twitter handle,
Adesina thanked all those who wished the president well while
asking for the Grace of God for repentance on all those who
carried the rumors.

He said: “Best wishes to all who wish PMB well. As for those
who carry evil rumours, may they receive grace to repent.”

Also reacting to speculations concerning the health of the
president, Shehu, in a message he posted on twitter @GarShehu
said: “The president cannot be holidaying in the United Kingdom
and be in Germany, dead or alive at the same time. ”

He added that Buhari “was unlike a past president who was at
Ota with Chief Obasanjo and attending the Trump inauguration
in Washington DC, being in two places at the same time.”

It will be recalled that president Buhari left Nigeria on Thursday
for United Kingdom on a medical vacation.

The nature of his sickness was not disclosed but the presidency
called it a routine medical checkup.

*Please.... Who started the rumor of President Buhari's death?
There's God o... *

Friday, 20 January 2017

Punch news headlines today

Ambode should tackle Lagos water crisis

Stock market sustains losing streak, sheds N15bn

Mass housing: FG, Shelter Afrique sign N610bn MoU

Kerosene fully deregulated, says PPPRA

NIRSAL to facilitate N60bn credit for agriculture

Kwara's IGR collection hits N17.4bn

Renaissance Capital boosts sub-Saharan Africa team

Naira drops to 498 as CBN resumes dollar sales

Wema Bank inaugurates solar-powered mobile branch

Skye Bank, MoneyGram boost money transfer services

First Bank restates commitment to improved services

MasterCard introduces new digital platform

Rice: Primitive method, finance, power threaten local
production

Seven mistakes that can lower your credit score

Three reasons your bank may deny your loan application

Organisational culture and customer experience

FG bars MDAs from spending Internally Generated
Revenues

Govt won't support power sector financially, says
Fashola

Economic recovery plan'll take Nigeria out of recession '
Udoma

SEC, EFCC to check capital market absue

We've no choice but to borrow $30bn ' Adeosun

CBN gov, Atedo Peterside clash over forex policy

Fraudulent manufacturers lower product quality after
NAFDAC certification

Remove roadside traders from Alaba Market,
stakeholders urge govt

Unilever to support Kaduna's nutrition project

Be more creative, Modion boss tells PR firms

Nigerite advises manufacturers on local materials

Trevari, Legion Cooperative sign MoU on agribusiness

Brass Fertilizer, BP Oil sign $6bn methanol deal

US stocks drop on eve of Trump inauguration

Grammar schools lose top spots after shake-up

AFCON: Tunisia defeat Algeria

West Brom target Ighalo

Celtic desperate to offload Ambrose

Quadri, Onaolapo lose at Hungary Open

Jesus reveals City ambitions

Aussie Open: 117th-ranked Uzbek dumps Djokovic out

Pinnick gets FIFA role

Bauchi moves to renovate ATB stadium

NFF rejects Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium for Rangers

Okpekpe race gets AIMS seal

Using the Hunkuyi approach to help the naira

The British were once here

The passing of Charles Bode Sowunmi, Ph.D.

Displaced by terror, bombed in error

Reducing the muddle in governance

Motorcyclist abducts three-year-old twins on way to
school

Gunmen kill Lagos community leader, Togolese, abduct
caterer

Police arrest members of gang that killed couple

Latestnigerianews

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 20TH JANUARY FRI 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

         DEAR SWEET FATHER, I Thank You for leading me in the way of everlasting(Ps139:24) and for giving me unspeakable gifts unto your glory(2Cor9:4).

This day, Your Spirit is all I need to have a "made" day, to remain conscious of Your love You have for me from the foundation of the world; You are always with me in thick and thin(Eze36:26).

I declare that this is my weekend of shinning bright!

Amen...

HAPPY WEEKEND

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Punch news headlines today

Tension as Gambia awaits inauguration of new president

Ghana sends 205 troops to The Gambia

PDP calls for independent investigation into IDP camp
bombing

Blogger's Wife to hit the screen soon

Rolls Royce paid bribes for contracts in Nigeria, others '
Britain's Fraud Office

No winner for 2016 Etisalat Flash Fiction prize

Barrow invites all to his inauguration as president of The
Gambia

US broadcaster likens Venus Williams to a gorilla

I want to dump PDP for APC ' Akwa Ibom senator

Buhari writes Senate, to proceed on leave

Australian Open: Unknown Istomin sends Djokovic
crashing

OPEC oil output to drop in January ' IEA

Calos Tevez touches down in Shanghai

Jesus formally moves to Manchester City

Four ways smartphone makers can win Nigeria

#MyBadDoctorExperience: Doctors' despair drives

Kenya's longest medical strike

Government can't fight corruption ' Falana

NNPC denies increasing petrol pump price

Remanded defendant worked his way out of prison
'Lawyer

First smartphone application for microsurgery monitoring

Cooking with kerosene dangerous for pregnant women
'Study

Attempts to form mega party will fail 'Oni

NAF jet bombed Borno camp thrice, survivor recounts

N1.64bn fraud: Court to rule on Nyame's no-case
submission

FG unveils economic recovery plan in February

Two females emerge UNILAG best graduating students

SPONSORED: Innovation technologies for high yielding
business.

School bus crash kills 15 children

Man arrested for threatening to kill Trump at inauguration

Nigerians won't be safe without strong opposition ' PDP

Three killed, scores injured in fresh Southern Kaduna
attack

January 19 deadline: Gambia's Jammeh refuses to leav

Buhari'll make APC's defeat easy in 2019 ' Fayose

Jammeh: Nigerian, Senegalese troops set to storm
Gambia

African troops on standby as Gambia deadline expires

Rivers communities protest alleged military land grabbing

NJC dismissed bribery petition against Justice Ademola,
official tells court

Councillor, others arrested for selling IDPs' food

Embrace Buhari's peace moves, Presidency tells N'Delta

Fleet operators' vehicles killed 358 in 2016

Mimiko offers six first class graduates employment

Don't cut corners, NIJ tells students

Pipeline fire: Army absolves Delta militants

Obiano debunks plan to dump APGA for APC

Churches should be accountable

Dariye accuses judge of bias in N1.1bn fraud suit

EFCC arrests OSOPADEC chair, others

Ekweremadu won't defect to APC, says aide

Justice Ngwuta paid me N313m to build him houses '
Contractor

Did you know?

1. According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.

2 . A kiss stimulates 29 muscles and chemicals that cause relaxation.
Women seem to like light and frequent kisses while men like them
more strenuous.

3. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

4.  It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.

5. A brand new car sold for N2000 in 1975. A ticket to London was less than N100 in 1975.

6. In 1976, 75 kobo exchanged for one British Pound and 60 kobo for one US dollar.

7. A dollar was 90 kobo at the beginning of Babangida’s term in 1985.

8. Nigeria took its first loan from the World Bank in 1977.

9. Obasanjo’s first term and Babangida’s regime oversaw the weakening of the naira.

10. Nigeria has the 4th highest number of poor, living under a dollar a day in the entire world. 100 million are ‘destitute’ according
to figures from the NBS (National Bureau of Statistics).

11. Nigeria, the biggest economy in Africa is 160th out of 177 countries in HDI (Human Development Index).

12 . Nigeria has the highest paid legislators in the entire world.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wednesday inspiration : have you heard of the story about the man who changed how Americans eat chicken? Colonel Sanders | Kentucky Fried Chicken

An elderly man, who was so broke, living in a small
house and owned an old car.

He was living off of $99 social security checks.

At 65 years of age, he decide things had to change. So he thought about what he had to offer. His friends raved about his chicken recipe.

He decided that this was his best shot at making a change.

He left Kentucky and traveled to different states to try to sell his
recipe. He told restaurant owners that he had a mouthwatering
chicken recipe.

He offered the recipe to them for free, just asking for a small percentage on the items sold. Sounds like a good deal, right?
Unfortunately, not to most of the restaurants.

He heard NO over 1000 times. Even after all of those rejections, he didn’t give up.

He believed his chicken recipe was something special. He got
rejected 1009 times before he heard his first yes.

With that one success Colonel Hartland Sanders changed the way
Americans eat chicken.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born.

Remember, never give up and always believe in yourself in spite of
rejection.

It doesn't matter how many Nos' you must have gotten, all you need is a single 'Yes'.

But to get that 'Yes',  you must continue to strive .

So sweetie, get out of your comfort zone to a place you can showcase that talent.

Punch news headlines today 18th January, 2017

Egypt adds retired football star to terror list

We're 'seriously' negotiating for Chibok girls' release ' FG

Davido fires manager

Don't try me with Fani-Kayode, ex-minister begs court

You're losing opportunities, US warns Yahya Jammeh

Reps probe diversion of N500m Chibok school repair fund

Wike queries commissioner, perm sec, others over illegal
levies

No more war over Biafra again

Alleged adultery: Edo police hunt for fleeing pastor

Buhari, Ayade meet over Bakassi seaport

Tragedy as NAF jet bombs Borno IDP camp, kills 100

Troops, Nigerian warship head for Gambia to sack
Jammeh

Jonathan's kinsmen lament four-year power outage

Fayose knocks FG for 'hiding the truth' about killings

Ex-gov Shema's aide declared wanted over N1bn SURE-
P scam

We recovered bags of cash from Justice Ademola's
house ' DSS

Militants bomb NPDC pipeline 24hrs after Osinbajo's visit

How Saraki operated, funded undeclared foreign accounts
' Banker

Headaches could be early signs of stroke, hypertension

Three die in C'River, A'Ibom youths land tussle

Has NYSC scheme outlived its relevance

Navy averts Anambra herdsmen, farmers' clash

Nutritionists slow down their meals for weight loss

Lemo, others for CIBN's economic outlook forum

Build unique businesses, entrepreneur advises
accountants

Herdsman remanded for destroying farmland

APC lawmakers stage walkout over Rivers minority leader

Edo, Nigerian Legion unite against insecurity

Oba of Benin suspends palace chief over alleged
misconduct

20,000 unjustly killed in Kaduna since 1980, says El-
Rufai

Agatu lost 3,920 to herdsmen attacks in four years

INEC arraigns seven for Ondo poll offences

Way out of joblessness for 27 million citizens

WEF: Dangote, Uzoka suggest ways to enhance growth

CBN must close naira exchange rates' gap, says Osinbajo

FG's plan to secure foreign loans stalls

Govt releases N965.2m to 79,852 SIWES beneficiaries

Senate backs down on Abuja airport closure

Crude proceeds rose by N22.84bn in Nov ' NNPC

foreign airlines list demands

NCC to sanction telecom operators over DNB

Seven power plants restarted, three others down

United Capital, Societe Generale support SMEs with '77m

NAMA backs FG on vehicle importation ban

Banking advice to survive a financial setback

Power lags behind other sectors in job creation

SEC reorganises operations, targets increased efficiency

AirFrance/KLM to strengthen operations in Nigeria

Improving your banking habits.

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WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 18TH JANUARY WED 2017. TODAY'S PRAYER

       DEAR EVER-LOVING FATHER, I Thank You for giving me today that the harvest is much, every dry place in my life is 'Dropping' sweet wine and every hills is melting(Amos9:13)!

Teach me to humble myself everyday, not to be wise in my own eyes, and not to take ungodly counsel(Oba1:8).

Father more of You; Conciously abide in You and You in me Jesus!

I live by the word and be the word!

Amen

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Congratulations, I heard you are also interested in blogging; Our able Gana Dan(the passerby) has some tips for us

Before going through the list, I want you to know that blogging is not as easy as you have read from other authors. Most internet gurus in order to make you buy their online marketing pamphlet have over hyped blogging. They tell you facts that exist only in their books. All they tell is that, get a blog, buy a domain, post some articles and boom, the cash starts flowing. That's a big lie.

Well, blogging is fun, it is lucrative but only when you know the right niche and present irresistible articles that keep people addicted to your blog.

Here are 3 niches that sell in blogging

1. Relationship/romance
Never in history have people been relationship conscious as they are today. They are looking for ways to ignite the love flames in their relationships and also how to look attractive and presentable. If you are interested in blogging, I will suggest you choose this niche as it requires little or no expertise. All you need to do is study what happens around you and write about them.

2. Business/Investment
People will always complain that there is no money yet there is still queue at the ATM. People are looking for advice on how to invest the little they have in order to gain much without working. The only problem with this niche is that it requires a little expertise as you cannot just post any junk and expect people to believe you. If you are interested in going into blogging, you can try and gather a little knowledge under this niche and then kick start your business by offering financial advice to those who are interested.

3. Personal Development
People are now ready to tap into the hidden resources embedded in them in order to give their life a meaning. This also requires a little expertise in psychology and philosophy.

NOTE: All the words written in this article are the writer's opinion.

Punch news headlines today

Group rejects Ondo ambassadorial nominee

Reps grill Adeosun, Udoma on forex crisis, rising inflation

Why LASG rejected transfer-seeking pupils

BBOG visits air force base in Adamawa

Theresa May to outline Brexit plans in key speech

Kebbi releases N5bn for pensioners' payment

European Parliament votes next president

Toyota to test hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in UAE

NASS flays FG intervention projects in Bakassi over poor
execution

Europeans contemplate free money for all as robots take
over jobs

Saudi declares emergency after mass food poisoning

Court rejects Jammeh's move to stop President-elect's
inauguration

NASS inspects N300m FG intervention projects in
Bakassi

Toyota Motor to begin testing of fuel cell vehicles

Boko Haram claims responsibility for University of
Maiduguri attack

Doing business in Nigeria takes guts ' Sijibomi Ogundele

Malaysian 2017 palm oil output to rise 12% ' Report

British American Tobacco buys out US firm Reynolds for
$49.4bn

Magboro light: Ibadan disco risks sanctions, says Rep

Lassa fever hits seven states, kills six

Please shelve strike, minister begs university workers

Van Gaal quits football

The world has failed children ' UN

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon dies at 82

Dealing with Nigeria's worst enemies

Why you don't have to exercise every day

Medical school dropout bags 1st Class in UNILAG

Soyinka's comment on religion unfair, unkind, say CAN,
JNI

I can't see you in chambers, judge tells Fani-Kayode's
lawyer

We flew 6,773 hours in 2016 fighting Boko Haram ' NAF

No plan to punish protesting students ' Oyo govt

JTF kills suspects escaping with sack of guns

Osinbajo in N'Delta, says region long neglected

How Justice Ademola's son collected N8.5m car from
SAN ' Witness

IMF predicts 0.8% growth for Nigeria's economy

Professor, two others die in UNIMAID suicide bombing

Underfunding stifling Nigerian varsities

UNILAG alumni commend Ambode on youth development

Two prisoners, 5,973 others bag NOUN degree

Grant more private varsities licences, Ali tells FG

30 students of Crescent University get scholarships

Rerun: Court declines Wike's application to stop police
probe

Community pickets Indorama

Ize-Iyamu, Edo PDP tender evidence at tribunal

I stand by my design, says Uyo church architect

Dickson canvasses peace

Fayose installs new king for Fayemi's town

Separating criminality from Niger Delta agitation

External reserves rise by $1bn in two wee

The Secret Place II – A Principle.

_He that dwelleth in the SECRET PLACE of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. *Psalms 91:1*_

This is a great day for you, this day God would look upon you to do you good for he is absolute good.

In this week’s edition, we would proceed by a detour to our destination ‘The Secret Place’. This week’s post is dedicated to bringing to our awareness the need to live by principles and how God is the respecter of principled people.

_What is Principle? How does Principles connect with the secret place?_

*A principle is a law or rule that has to be, or usually is to be followed, or can be desirably followed, or is an inevitable consequence of something* – Wikipedia.

*A fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behaviour or for a chain of reasoning* – Oxford dictionary.

*A basic idea or rule that explains or controls how something happens or works* – Cambridge dictionary.

One word stands out in the above definitions – ‘rule’. Principle is a rule that must be followed, it builds the foundation for all reasoning and actions. Principles forms the basic foundation for our actions and beliefs. Principles are the only type of subject which correspond to "truth" in any meaningful way.

Unlike facts and procedures and concepts which can either be learned or invented and which are only limited to a particular group. Principle produce the same result for everyone irrespective of your race, gender, beliefs, location or qualifications. One important attribute of principle is that it is universally relevant.

Dwelling in the secret place is a principle – a fundamental truth that’s active, producing results world over. It doesn't matter who or how you chose to use the principle, it works for all. It is God’s utmost desire for His sons to take advantage of the principle of dwelling in the secret place. Since the following of principle would produce results for anybody who would only follow, the world are most beneficiaries of the principle because they had done wisely: “for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light” - Luke 16:8

Have you ever wondered why witches, wizards, sorcerers, the occult and workers if wickedness are called principalities and powers? Have you ever wondered why all the activities of the aforementioned are always in the secret? Have you ever wondered what authority awaits all who would only go into the secrets to war? Witches, wizards and the occult would meet in the secret but cause lots of havoc in the physical. It only a handful of believers that understands this principles are commanding results.

Anyone who is taken to following principles in his/her given sphere becomes a principality in that sphere.

It is generally acceptable that a metal or steel becomes magnetic when it spends much time with a magnet. The longer you dwell in the presence of God, the more like God you’d become – the more of His essence would be rubbed on you, the more your god nature would be given ascendance [Psa. 82:6], the more your reach and influence would grow.

Anyone who desires the fulfilment of Genesis chapter one verse twenty eight mandate must be a principled man/woman in the secret place, if you are one, you must embrace the principle of waiting, this is where you mount up strengths to run your race to the finish.

The secret place works for both the godly and the satanic. Our failure came only because we had forgotten and ignored our ideals and principles. The point we gave up following the principle of dwelling and spending time with the Father was the point our downward plunge as a church began. We became a people that valued rights and privileges above principles and responsibility – our rights and privileges keeps evading us.

This is a call to take back control of your given sphere of influence by following the principle of dwelling in the secret place of God fervently and vigorously. The secret place is a principle, it worked for generals of old, it is working for our contemporary generals, it would work for you. It is not enough to become aware that secret place dwelling is a principle, it must a form a major part of your daily rituals.

Love
AE Paul.