Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tonight on Zeeworld twist of fate

Aaliya calls Raj up and asks where he was? Raj tells that he is in
Abhi’s office to get his work done. Aaliya informs him that Pragya
has returned home and has created a big scene at the house and
asks him to reach soon.

Raj tells that he has to do something to Pragya. On the other hand, Abhi questions Pragya as to why is she doing all this and turn against his family and why did she play with his emotions. Pragya tells Abhi that she was acting all these days and that she planned everything very cleverly and took his signature.

She adds that when everyone was thinking that she was doing a big sacrifice but only she knew what she is taking from this house. Abhi feels disgusted and says he was suffering here, but she was scheming against him and his family.

Pragya says she was doing drama then and now what she is showing is her real face and that Pragya is the one who gets her work done by
others. She adds that she is the owner of this house from now. She
makes it clear to everyone. Daadi looks on shocked.

Meanwhile, Sarla and Bulbul reach Abhi's home but Sarla refuses
to enter. Beeji forced Sarla to go inside Mehra house. They enter
and see the family member standing shockingly. Pragya turns to
say something and is shocked to see her family.

Sarla sees Pragya in a new avatar and hugs her asking where did she go leaving her but Pragya does not respond. Bulbul asks where where did she go and how did she come so suddenly.

Sarla asks how can she change so much. Soon, Aaliya says to Sarla that her daughter has changed completely and not only in style. She
adds that she is Pragya Arora who has now become the owner of
this house and all the properties that Abhi owns, through a bad
plot after betraying them. Sarla refuses to believe Aaliya and asks
Pragya to come.

Pragya refuses to come and tells her mother that Aaliya is right.
She says this house is her and she will decide who will stay here.
Sarla reminds her that she is her mother and knows her well as
she never ran away after money and luxury.

She can never think like this and asks why is she acting. Pragya replies to her that she need this and was fed up of her old life. Bulbul asks her the same but Pragya asks her to take her mother home else she will be in pained.

Sarla refuses to go home and that she will see to which extent she can go. Pragya agrees that no one is confused about her ownership.

Tanu tells her that she was innocent before and asks why is she betraying them now. Pragya says she has to settle scores with everyone. Aaliya then tells her she will settle scores with her and will send her to Jail, else her name is not Aaliya Mehra.

Pragya tells Aaliya that she can just put accusation on her and
can’t prove anything. Raj comes there. Aaliya shows him the
papers and asks him to kick her out of the house. Raj tells her that
Pragya’s name is everywhere in the papers and asks to talk with
calm mind. He apologizes to Pragya on behalf of Aaliya.

And says he will get the papers checked by their lawyer and if it is
genuine then they will agree. Pragya agrees and asks Robin to
keep her stuff in her room and adds that no one should disturb
her.

Pragya is in her room and thinks of Abhi and Daadi’s words. She
gets emotional and hugs Abhi’s photo. Maina Dil Ka Haal
Sunawa……………Tu Meri Jaan Hain song plays in the background.

Aaliya comes to Raj’s room and asks what was that nonsense
about? Raj says sometime they have to shake hands with enemies
to weigh her strength. He asks her not to do anything until he asks
her. Aaliya asks what will happen if the lawyer confirms the papers to be true. Raj says the game will be interesting.

Pragya’s heart wrenches for behaving arrogantly with Abhi and
everyone. She cries and apologizes to his picture that she have to
find out about the person supporting Aaliya and also have to
expose Tanu.

She thinks if she tells Abhi about Aaliya betraying him, then Aaliya will put the blame on Purabh and that Tanu has already made fake reports. She tells that she have to save him from his enemies and she will not step back if she have to act to be his enemy and that she miss him and this room very much.

Everything will be fine. She says she felt good when he hug her
and everything will be fine. Yaariyan song plays in the
background.

Tanu meets Abhi filling his ears against Pragya. She says she is
so clever and snatched his property. She asks him how can he
stay silent after getting big betrayal from her. She asks him to talk
to Pragya and throw her out of the house. She tells him they will
file case against her, will gather his fans, media and inform them
about Pragya doings.

She asks him to reply. Abhi tells Tanu that he would not let anyone take his property. Tanu who loves Abhi’s money and thinks that if Pragya take everything from Abhi then how she will manage her life style. She hopes Abhi do something else her luxury life will just remain a dream. She thinks if Pragya is money minded or is just acting.

Later, the lawyers visit Abhi's house, Abhi comes to the hall and looks at Pragya. Pragya too looks at him. Meanwhile, the lawyers check the property papers and and the signatures on them.

The lawyers inform Abhi’s that according to the papers, all these properties, money, assets and even Abhishek Mehra clothes do belong to Pragya Arora and these signatures are correct as well and that no one can spend a penny without her permission.

Pragya asks Robin to drop the lawyers till the car. Pragya says
she told that this family has a habit to waste time. She then tells
that she now would lay certain rules that the people would
have to follow else they will be punished.

She tells Abhi the rockstar, that his brand name is also hers now and she will decide which project she will take? He can’t compose any song without her permission else she will take him to court. Soon, Abhi speaks up that it means everything is hers and she will decide his career.

He speaks against her argument and decline from following
Pragya's order and that he will not let her control him by saying I,
Abhishek Mehra refuses to obey her, and tells that he would leave
the house now and would only return once she leave the house. He
asks her to show the strength and control him. Everyone looks on
tensedly. Abhi walks out of the house.

Pragya is teary eyed. Tanu tells Daadi, this is her favourite daughter in-law and she is silently standing even now and didn’t tell Pragya anything. She is not surprised as she know her. She asks Daadi to call Abhi and throw Pragya out. Pragya feigns smile. Daadi agrees with Tani that she is right.

She is betraying them and this is the result of of their over pampering and love. She asks Pragya why she took illegal advantage of their love. Daasi asks if she don’t have any shame doing this? She adds that they did a mistake by loving and trusting her and that she can’t be at peace and will get their curses. She asks why did she do this? Abhi would have given her everything if she would have asked him.

Pragya says she don’t want to give any justification, she didn’t
throw Abhi out and he went with his own wish and that Abhi will
return else she will bring him forcibly. She asks them to continue
crying and later she will inform them about the do’s of the rules.

Sarla, Bulbul and Purabh are shocked. Mitali thinks if she is Pragya or someone else. She says Pragya put hole in the plate in which she had food. Pammi tells that middle class people can’t digest the ghee. Daasi asks Daadi, why did Pragya do this for money. Daadi says she don’t know what is happening and that she is tensed.

Pammi tells Daadi that she have given Pragya a chance to loot her and she didn’t even trust her or Mitali. Mitali says Pragya has bankrupt them because of their family members.

Sarla couldn’t believe that she was Pragya or someone else. She
tells Daadi that she didn’t know and can’t believe that she is her
daughter. She adds that Pragya believes in relations and never
gave importance to money. Pammi taunts Sarla that they must
have broken the alliances and grabbed the opportunity to marry
rich Abhi. Mitali taunts her and asks why did she loot their house
and that Sarla is pretending and acting with her daughter. Daadi
asks Mitali to shut up and tells Sarla that she can understand her
pain. Sarla says she can’t look her in the eyes after what
Pragya’s doings.

Beeji says they are very ashamed. Daadi asks her not to think anything like that and asks them to think it is the testing time for them and that whatever God will do, will be good for them She asks them to trust on God.

Pragya is in her room and thinks about Abhi’s words refusing to
accept her sayings. She thinks she knew that her family will get
angry but didn’t know that Abhi will leave the house. She thinks
she came home to save him from his enemies but he left the house
in anger. She looks at their marriage photo frame and says she is
his same fuggi. She asks him to show his anger and asks why did
he leave home. She asks him to come back and cries.

Pragya, who is broken down, prays to god, asking him to help her
in this fight to save her husband. She then picks up Abhi's
photograph and cries her heart out and asking Abhi to return home
as she has done this for him. On the other hand, Aaliya tells that
whenever she does something, Pragya stops her and this time she
has come as a tigress. Tanu tells that Pragya has spoiled her
wedding function. Aaliya says Pragya might be upto something
and has some plan as she came on the first day of the marriage
function. Raj tells them she might have some intention to stop the
wedding. Tanu says if Pragya stops the wedding then she will
take sanyas. Aaliya says she will think something. The trios then
devise plan to fight Pragya and learn her next move. Raj then
come up with an idea that only one man can help them, and ie,
Abhi.

He asks Tanu and Aaliya to instigate Abhi against Pragya
and take him on their side, to fail Pragya in her planning. He will
think how to transfer the property on Abhi’s name. Sarla thinks
about Pragya’s words and tells Beeji that she can’t even think in
her dream that Pragya could do such a thing. Jhanki tells that she
has seen her daughter Purvi changing for money. Beeji says
Pragya has changed. Sarla tells that she lied to them that Pragya
called and that she is fine. She says she don’t know why Pragya
came to the function and did this. She asks her to think that she
was someone else.

Later, Pragya is crying in the room and worried about Abhi as he
has left the house and thinks how to find out if Abhi came back
home or not. She decides to call Abhi up and learn where he has
put up then she thinks to control her emotions and thinks to
enquire with the family members about Abhi.

Aaliya and Tani come to Abhi and ask him to open the door. Aaliya provokes Abhi’s to open the door. Tanu tells Aaliya that Abhi promise that he will never give her tension. Aaliya assures her that Abhi will open the door. Tanu asks her to go home and check on Pragya. Pammi
gets tensed and thinks Pragya will throw them out of the house.

Mitali tells her mother in-law that she have tortured Pragya a lot
and she might throw her out first. Daasi tells that Aaliya and Tanu
went to bring Abhi back home. Pragya comes downstairs and asks
what is happening here? She tells them how can they sleep, as
their sleep have been flown by their grandson. She asks where
Tanu is? And asks if she went to bring Abhi home. Daasi asks her
to go and sleep. Pragya reminds her that this house is hers and
everyone will do according to her wish and she don’t want any
asset to waste her money. She asks them to wake up at 7am, and
she will inform them about the do’s. Daasi gets angry. Daadi asks
her to come. Pragya asks God to give her strength and thinks it is
very difficult to play rudely.

Abhi thinks Pragya loves him very much and can give her life for
him. He thinks she is not greedy for money, but why she is doing
this. His heart says that Pragya is hiding something. He thinks
Pragya will call him and apologize if she really cares for him. He
waits for her next step. Abhi wonders about Pragya and waits for
her phone call but instead, he gets Purabb’s call. Purabh tells that
he will go home and enquire about it as he don’t know what is
happening. Abhi asks him to enquire if Pragya is really after
money, then he don’t want his family to stay there. He doesn't want
his Daadi to feel bad.

Daasi tells that she will go to Pragya, and asks Daadi if she isn't getting angry? Daadi says she is angry but can’t do anything. Daasi says only Abhi can control her. Aliya tries searching for proofs against Pragya in her room. Pragya comes to Daadi and Daasi’s room and asks them to sleep early in the morning so that they don’t get ill and waste money on medicine. She asks them to call Abhi and asks him to come home.

Daasi refuses to call him and that Abhi will come home whenever
he likes. Pragya says if they won’t do it then she will do
something else.

Pragya comes to her room and see Aaliya there. She asks if she is
sleep walking and warns her not to enter her room without her
permission. Aaliya tells Pragya this is her brother’s room and he
needs some stuff. Pragya asks what is she looking for? Aaliya lie
that Abhi want to hear some music and that’s why she came to
take some CD. She taunts Pragya that the music will be relaxing
for him. Pragya asks her to inform Abhi to come and take his
things rather than sending his representatives. She warns her
again not to barge in her privacy. She thinks Aaliya is very clever
and will not stay quiet and thinks how to bring Abhi back home.

3 Companies that never believed Google would amount to anything.

It is no longer a news that Google is the world's leading search engine. It came into the market on its knees and begging top brands to help it grow but was rejected because they never thought anything good could ever come out of search engines, not to talk of Google.

Here are 3 Top tech companies that never saw anything good in Google.

1. Yahoo
If there will be an award for the tech companies with a long history of regrets, Yahoo should definitely top the list.

In 1998, Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin had approached Yahoo, with an opportunity to buy its PageRank system for as little as $1 million. The duo wanted to focus on their studies at Stanford, but Yahoo showed no interest as it wanted users to spend more time on its own platform.However, as time progressed the online world soon began to realize the importance of third-party online advertising revenue. Google built its own pay-per click service called AdWords back then, and is now the key reason for Google’s rags to riches story. In 2002, Brin and Page went to Yahoo once again, this time to raise funds worth $3 billion. However, then Yahoo Chief Terry Semel refused the offer as it looked to again build its own search engine to compete with Google. Yahoo acquired search engine Inktomi and ad revenue maker Overture in its mission to build the search engine that would topple Google.However, Yahoo failed miserably in execution, and fell to its own demise.

Google aka Alphabet is now one of the world’s most valuable companies, with its worth nearing $500 billion. In comparison, the latest deal reveals that Yahoo’s core business was worth just $4.83 billion.

2. Excite

Back in 1999, Excite was the No. 2 search engine and Google was the new kid on the block. Larry Page offered to sell Google to Excite for $750,000 (though with the stipulation that Excite would replace their technology with Google Search tech).

There are several possible explanations for why Excite made this choice, but the end result is clear. Excite was eventually bought by Ask.com, which has a less than 2 percent share of the search market. Google has more than 60 percent of the U.S. search market share and much larger share worldwide. And Google has more than $130 billion in assets, so it's worth more than 173,333 times what Excite would have paid for it.

3. Microsoft

Microsoft introduced MSN Search in 1998, the same year that Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google. Google was fast, innovative, and good at delivering relevant results. MSN Search was none-of-the-above.

Microsoft hadn’t even bothered to develop a search engine of their own. They used results from Inktomi, an existing search engine. Search simply wasn’t a priority. Microsoft was more focused on defeating Netscape Navigator in a battle of the browsers.

By 2002, it was painfully obvious to Gates that search had been a big missed opportunity. Google had earned $348 million in revenue that year. A year later, in 2003, Google almost tripled its revenue to $962 million. Finally, Microsoft started developing a search engine.

The company launched Windows Live Search in 2006 but it failed to compete with Google. In 2009, Microsoft rebranded once again and introduced Bing. Billed as the first “decision engine”, Bing has taken a small bite out of the search market, but it hasn’t been cheap. In the fiscal year ending June 2011, Bing cost Microsoft $2.5 billion more than it earned.

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So sad, Rohsni from King of hearts is quitting ; says she doesn't want to grow old while shooting.

Do you Zeeworld TV show 'Jamai Raja'  AKA king of hearts, is going in for a 20-year time leap?

And with this, it will bid good bye to its most pivotal character, Roshni
(played by Nia Sharma).

Meanwhile, Ravi Dubey , (Siddhartha) the male lead, will play his own son post the leap.

While rumours of a fallout between the actress and the producers are doing the rounds, Nia refutes all of it.

"I am leaving the show and it's entirely my decision," she says, adding, "There is no animosity between the production house and me. I decided to quit the moment I heard about the leap without wanting to know about the future track.

I don't know what was in store for me, but I certainly didn't want to age. I have been associated with the show right from its inception and feel it's about time I moved on.

I now want to take up a female-centric show.

"Doesn't she feel like taking a break after shooting continuously for two years? "I want to keep working. I have been stuck in this routine of coming to the set, putting on my make-up, eating and leaving for home. Now that I will be unemployed soon, I hope interesting offers come my way," she replies.

So, we'll grow gray hair showing this show. OK o...

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 27TH APR THUR 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

DEAR LIFE-GIVING FATHER, I Thank You for giving me wisdom anytime i ask of You(James 1:5) and for Your word to me telling me not to let my heart be in trouble but to believe You and Jesus(Jh14:1).

I choose to hold You by Your word that can never fail; for You are same yesterday, today and forever(Heb13:8)!

I know that all my prayers and heart desires are met in Jesus' name-what a pleasant day!

Amen

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 26TH WED APR 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

   DEAR PRAYER-ANSWERING FATHER, I Thank You because You always cause me to triumph in Christ and You manifest through me daily and everywhere, the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus(2Cor2:14).

I pray today, in all i do, let Your grace be sufficient for me and Your Strength be made perfect in weakness(2Cor12:9).

I know it is well with me!

Amen

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 25TH APR TUE 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

DEAR COVENANT-KEEPING FATHER, I Thank You for giving me treasures of the darkness, the hidden riches of the secret places and for calling me by name(Isa45:3).

Today, according to Your word, I pray that You make every crooked places in my life straight, breaking every limitations(Isa45:2).

I know today is a beautiful day for me, my steps are ordered by the Spirit of God!

Amen

Monday, 24 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 24TH APR MON 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

   DEAR EVERLASTING COVENANT KEEPING FATHER, I Thank You for showing me Your secrets; secrets of how to do things like You to have a triumphant life via Your word because I fear You daily(Ps25:14).

I pray this week, all men will taste after Your word Consciously to have all that they need to have a fulfilled week and forever(Ps42:1).

This week is my week of Unstoppable progress in all thing!

Amen....HAPPY NEW WEEK

Sunday, 23 April 2017

7 QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED BEFORE YOU SOW SEEDS (The mystery behind sowing without reaping). By Pst Mike-great

We are in the world and system that God himself programmed that there must be a time to sow and a time to harvest. Yes its clear that no prayer can make u rich but only sacrifice. Even papa Abraham became blessed fully after offering Isaac in Genesis 22 : 15 - 17. No matter who you are and what you know, if you don't understand this principle of sowing and reaping season, you may be lost out of God's blessings per time..... However the big question is, many people have Been sowing seeds but have never reaped, some have concluded that the ministers or ministries that received the seeds are not anointed, some have determined never to sow again. I feel in my spirit that even  in this season of recession, sacrifice is the way out but if you don't understand this questions and answer them correctly, sacrifices without reaping will continue. But in the name that is above every other name..... Jesus the Christ, I decree you will never so in error again.
              NOW
  THE 7 QUESTIONS

(1)Am I free from every offence?
(Mathew 5 : 23 - 24)
It does not matter how huge your seed may be, you can't have issues with people and are yet to be resolved and you go to sow. It may not give u harvest at all or if you see any result, its based on mercy. You can't have marriage crisis at home and you are coming to sow, you can't break some ones heart and while unresolved, you are sowing seeds. Pls check around, you will realise that why you haven't reap is because you didn't sow in a fault free atmosphere of the heart and spirit. Jesus himself gave this instruction and not just a suggestion to make peace before sowing.

(2) Am I giving God my best, or the rest?
(Genesis 4 : 3 - 5)
The first time people sowed seed in the Bible, God had respect for the man that brought his best than the man who brought the rest. This explains why Jesus respected the widow in the temple than the rich political figures who all sowed. Pls even as you sow next, let it be clear that God is first and deserves best of yours.

(3)  Does my sacrifice cost me anything?
(2 samuel 24 : 22 - 24)
Don't ever borrow to sow, don't allow any sow on your behalf. David was a man after God's heart, he must have been told this by God. A man gave him offering to use in a service but he said offering is best if it's from you....Hallelujah. Kenneth Copeland was in a service many years ago, when he never had offering to give, he removed a button from his shirt and sowed in the offering box. If God is leading you to sow, pick from what you have no matter how it is and sow, don't expect some one to bless you before you sow. Some how, this is how it works.

(4) Do I have counsel from the holy ghost?
(John 14 : 26)
The holy ghost is to teach you ALL THINGS Including where to sow, how to sow, when to sow and to whom to sow. If the holy ghost is not the root of the sowing, he won't guarantee the fruits... Hallelujah. So rely on the spirit in sowing.

(5) What is the source of the wealth or seed?
(Psalm 11 : 3)
If the foundation for getting the wealth is on duping, cheating, stealing, prostitution, drugs or even political siphoning of funds etc. It will never produce. God love sacrifice but why did he purnish Saul for wanting to sacrifice to God from the Fat animals of the nation God asked him to destroy? Any minister who receives seed without finding out the source, is an unfertile ground because even if you sow, you won't reap it because Gods word can't be broken.

(6) Are my hands clean? (Holiness)
(Haggai 2 : 13)
The truth is, a sinner who brings a seed without first reconciling with God won't reap. How can an armed robber, prostitute, political thief etc come with a fat envelope without making peace with God and expecting harvest? NO WAY.
I believe that is why Elisha rejected the gift from Naman because he made the wealth while he was still unclean. No wonder he asked gheazi saying is it time to receive gifts? (2 king 5 : 26) I believe Elisha would have received seed latter from naaman in future because at a point he received seeds in shunem a chapter before this...Hallelujah.

(7) Am I cheerful about this seed am sowing?
( 2 core 9 : 7)
God likes sacrifice but if you are not cheerful about it, he won't make it prosper. The reason why we don't reap at times is because we feel we are helping the pastor by sowing, so after sowing and the pastor provokes u, you begin to remember your seed and you are angry. You won't reap because you are not cheerful about it. Even at the point of sowing, if you are not joyful but stressful, you won't reap. You must know that without joy, you can't draw out of the well of salvation that produces the power to make wealth.
(Isaiah 12 : 3)
(Deuteronomy 8 : 18).
Learn to be cheerful before you sow, while you sow and even after you sow. It will produce for you.... Jesus name.
Put this to work and I assure you, your harvest season will surface.

I will like to hear from you after now because am sure it will land you into your long awaited season of harvest.
GOD BLESS U.

     Pst. Michael Great
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

So sad, Onuora Nzekwu: Author of “Eze Goes to School” & NAN GM dies at 89

The founding General Manager of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),
Onuora Nzekwu, has died at the age of 89, the family confirmed on
Saturday.

The author of the popular novel, 'Eze Goes to School' died by
4.30p.m. on Friday in his home in Onitsha, Anambra, where he
had been living in retirement, a family member, Louis Chuke, said.

Nzekwu joined the Federal Civil Service as an editorial assistant
at the Nigeria Magazine Division of the Federal Ministry of
Information.

He worked as an editorial assistant from 1956 to 1958 when he took
over the position of editor-in-chief of the magazine.

In 1966 when the Nigerian civil war broke out, he transferred his
services to the Eastern Nigeria Public Service and returned to the
federal service at the end of the crisis in 1970.

He served as General Manager of NAN from 1979 to 1985.
.Nzekwu wrote Troubled Dust, a novel that recounts the
experiences of the civil war.

NAN

Culled from laila

This is probably the best love story - total commitment

This true life story was gotten out of eavesdropping by reddit. It teaches a lesson of true love, adoration and respect.

It happened to be an unusual discussion between two old men who choose to talk about their wives while sipping coffee oblivious of the eavesdroppers.

The first man started talking about his wife, and when he asked the other man about his wife, this what he had to say...

"Man...I was 21 when I met her. I saw her from across the room
and brother.....didn't nobody have to tell me who she was. I
said 'there goes my wife', and the rest was history. That girl was
something else, man. Every single day, I'd go and work for 12
hours and when I came home, she had dinner on the table
waiting on me. After the kids were asleep, we were both so tired
that we would go straight to bed just so we could hold each
other. I was always content knowing that she was right there in
my arms. I told her every night that as long as she was there, I
was just fine. She was my queen, man.

I told her that every day, she was the queen of my whole life. And my queen pushed me all the time to be the man I needed to be. She pushed me to seek God and follow Him and love Him with my whole heart, she pushed me to be a better daddy, and you can ask my little girls and they'll tell ya, we wouldn't be nowhere near where we are
today if she didn't keep on making us better. Some folks just
have a way of doing that, ya know? Some people just make you
wanna be a better man.

Well, one day, she started getting sick. I didn't worry too much
at first, because everybody gets sick sometimes. But the doctors
seemed to think it was something we should worry about. Well
brother, they were right. She asked me if I would marry anyone
else if she died. She worried about it. she couldn't imagine me
being with another woman. I told her I could never have a
second queen. But ya know what? She didn't believe me! That
girl looked me in the eyes and said 'I know you better than that!
You're the kind of man who needs a woman by his side. You
couldn't be happy alone!'

I looked her straight back in those big brown eyes and I said
'sugar, I don't need no woman in my life, I need you. You're the
only one for me.'

Well, after a year of fighting it, a lot had changed. There wasn't
no more dinner on the table when I came home. Instead, I would
work 12 hours a day, and I would come home. I would carry my
wife out of bed and bring her to the table. I would cook dinner
with her sitting there watching me, and we would just talk like
nothing ever changed. Sometimes, we would sit and eat together
and smile and just be happy that we could look at each other. On
the bad days, I would feed her and she would cry and apologize,
but I told her it was what I was there for. She was so sick, man.

She was just so sick. She couldn't hardly do nothing. And she
had to take medicine all the time, it was every 4 hours. So once
we ate, I'd carry her back to bed and lay her down, and I would
crawl in bed beside her and hold her just like I used to, and
everything was ok. Just like I said before, it didn't matter what
was going on, as long as I could hold her in my arms. But I
could only lay with her for 4 hours at a time, because then I'd
have to get up and bring her that medicine. But those 4 hours in
between when I got to just be there beside her....man I wouldn't
have traded that for nothing!"

There was a long silence, a profound peace which none of us
eavesdroppers dared disturb with our poorly disguised sniffles
"But the body can only handle so much, ya know," the man
continued. "It took 2 years of her being sick as a dog before it
got the best of her. I saw it coming, and so did she. We both
knew she wasn't coming back from it. But it still felt like it came
outta nowhere. I mean....one day she's there in my arms, and
the next day she's gone. It killed me at first, but it didn't take
too long before I realized that she really was better off. She
didn't have to take no more medicine, she didn't have to eat no
more of my nasty cooking, all she had to worry about now was
praising the Lord!

Ya know what still gets me though? Man, I don't know what to
do about her stuff. I mean...I can't get rid of it. All her clothes
are still in the closet, I got pictures of her everywhere, and her
side of the bed is just how she left it. I wanna believe she's still
here. My daughters tell me I should get it out of there and fix the
place up, but I spent my life in that house with her. It's still our
home, as far as I'm concerned."

Silence again overtook the room. None of us had ever heard a
man speak with such absolute respect and admiration. It was
obvious that he had truly loved and adored that woman, and it
wasn't changing any time soon.

The other old man broke the silence and said "Man, that had to
be so hard, though. I mean...taking care of her like that and
having to do everything for her."

A smile crept across the old man's face. His entire face lit up
and he said,

"Brother, it was my privilege to be able to serve my queen for as
long as I did."

Friday, 21 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC). 21ST APR FRI 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

DEAR DESTINY-CHANGING FATHER, I Thank You everyday , because Your word to me is new every morning; creating a new me and a better testimony(Isa65:17) and counting me worthy to see Your glory daily(Isa66:18).

Today, my heart is filled with gladness and my mouth with hope that God loves the world(Jer1:10)!

I declare this is my weekend of mind-blowing ideas!

Amen...HAPPY WEEKEND

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC). 21ST APR FRI 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

DEAR DESTINY-CHANGING FATHER, I Thank You everyday , because Your word to me is new every morning; creating a new me and a better testimony(Isa65:17) and counting me worthy to see Your glory daily(Isa66:18).

Today, my heart is filled with gladness and my mouth with hope that God loves the world(Jer1:10)!

I declare this is my weekend of mind-blowing ideas!

Amen...HAPPY WEEKEND

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Power of Perception and your Reception, Provision and Victory in life.*

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: *nevertheless, _if thou see me_ when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee;* but if not, it shall not be so. – 2 King 2:9-10.

All the departments of our life is governed by an ability God installed in us when He formed us in our mother's womb. It is God's desire to see every one of us thrive where He planted us. God wants all of His sixth day creation to be His direct representation in the earth so He [God] built into all of us the power of perception – the ability for vision, acuity, awareness and insight.

Among the many abilities God gave you, the ability for perception is chief among them all. Perception involves receiving and organizing and identifying and understanding inputs that strikes our sensory organs which in turn forms our awareness, knowledge and understanding, experience, judgement and expectations.

Our perception forms the basis for our all our actions, our behaviours and of course our character. Our perception is revealed in our promptness to take responsibilities or our lounging in irresponsibility. Our response is a function of what we have perceived and as we have perceived so we behave; how we respond and relate to our environment is a product of how we see.

Perception in the context of this article goes beyond our physical sensory organs to our mind's sensory organs. References would be made to the physical organs but note that its meanings goes deeper than the physical.

In the context of this article, I will define the word perception as the act of taking in or receiving into your spirit. When a woman takes in, she is said to have conceived. The act of perception is the same as the act of conception. Each time we perceive something, we are involved in an act of reception, simply put, an act of conception. Perceiving is conceiving.

Your conception would always translate into the birth of what was conceived. This is how nature has ordered it to be. The only thing that can hinder the birth of what was conceived is an aborted conception. If all factors are satisfied, the act of perception which is also an act of conception will definitely be brought to birth.

The prophet Elijah's response to his servant's request for double portion of power and anointing was a simple assignment of perception: "if thou see (perceive) me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so". The eyes that look are plenty, the eyes that actually see (perceive) are very few. You must understand that the sons of prophets were from afar looking but not perceiving, hence, they received nothing, only Elisha whose perception was sharp enough perceived and as such got a double fold of Elijah's spirit. No matter how lofty the fit might appear to be, the only thing needed is perception, no matter how difficult a thing or situation may be, all that you need is to see the solution.

You cannot receive beyond the level you perceive.  Unless you can perceive it, God would not release it. If "what you don't see, you can't seize" is true, then it suffices to say that every possibility in your perception domain is already a reality in your life. What you can’t picture, you can’t capture, that which your mind’s eyes cant behold, just forget it, you cannot hold.

God encouraged Abraham to lift up his eyes in the expansion of the scope of his perception by looking in all the direction, for as far as he can perceive, he would possess; Jacob perceived the doorway into heaven, He received a renewed promise from God, Joseph perceived he would end as royalty, he saw himself as someone who would receive obeisance, he patiently endured his furnace of affliction, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ saw the glory that was set before Him, He endured the cross. We can only get to our destination in life when we have a vision of our destination. The best way to handle today is a clear perception of tomorrow.

Anyone who has the power over your perception has the power over your life. Your victory starts and ends on the wings of perception. Eve fell to the wiles of the serpent - Satan because she surrendered her perception to the devil. Samson in order to completely debilitated and deactivated got his primary organs of perception gorged out by his enemies. Satan only takes advantage of you where you are blind. Where there is no vision, the people are cast of restraint, where there are no vision, the people are made naked, running wild [Prov. 29:18]. Anyone or anything you submit your visions to determines your life's outcome. My Pastor would always say where there is a vision, there are always provisions. When you can perceive/conceive you can receive.

Today, I call on you to rearrange your perception, to renew your mind with the Word of God. On the pages of the Holy Scripture are written concerning you all that heaven has purposed for you, fix your eyes on it, fix your mind on it. Surrender your perception to God's Word and Will and receive delivery of all you perceive.

I pray for you that the eyes of your understanding be enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, that your hearts will be flooded with light from God's Word, that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power available for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Jesus Christ up from death, opening the eyes of countless people. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Love
Abalaka Paul Eneojo
abalaka.wordpress.com
mhgideon.com

South Korea To Begin Pilot Project For Coin less Society

South Korea plans to launch a pilot project for a coinless society
this week, South Korea's central bank said Wednesday, a move
that could enhance convenience for ordinary people.

Under the project set to begin Thursday, consumers can deposit
small change left from purchases of goods into their prepaid or
mobile cards at convenience stores, discount stores and
department stores, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK).

It means that consumers won't have to carry coins in their pockets
after making cash payments.

The project, if accepted by ordinary people, could also lower the
cost of producing coins, though the BOK said the outcome of the
experiment remains to be seen. Last year, South Korea spent 53.7
billion won (US$47 million) on producing coins.

Participants in the pilot project include CU, a major South Korean
convenience store chain; Seven Eleven; E-Mart, the country's
largest discount store outlet by sales; Lotte Mart; and Lotte
Department Store.

Cha Hyeon-jin, an official handling the issue at the BOK, said no
decision has been made yet on whether the pilot project could
eventually lead to a cashless society, but he predicted that there is
a good chance that such a development may be possible down the
road. (Yonhap)

Culled-SDK

Punch news headlines today 20th April

Ndume: NASS' denial of representation

Aregbesola drops Ige, Akande's children, nominates ex-
senator as commissioner

Akeredolu hails release of kidnapped monarch

A'Ibom to produce 400m syringes yearly ' Emmanuel

Buhari, HoS meet over state of civil service

LASG to engage multinational in waste collection

Nigeria's revenue can't sustain interest payment on debt
' W'Bank

NLNG revenue hits seven-year low amid oil slump

Fund to develop power assets in Nigeria, others

Mauritius energy firm makes first investment in Nigeria

ICAN accredits 32 tertiary institutions, centres

Nigeria needs reforms to prevent exchange rate crisis '
W/Bank

Stock market recovers from losses as index rises

Naira gains momentum, closes at 390/dollar

Task force plans fresh arrest of liquidated banks'
directors

Foreign borrowing'll increase debt service burden ' NBCC

Dearth of value addition affecting non-oil exports ' LCCI

Aero probes smoke incident aboard aircraft

Five reasons to build a relationship with your bank

Private sector to invest N3.05tn in maritime
infrastructure

Access Bank appoints group deputy managing director

Maritime academy promotes 378 employees

Firm introduces app for haulage transportation

NEXIM Bank revives moribund breweries with N3bn

Clean fuels could reduce Arctic shipping risks ' Report

We have not increased cooking gas price

Martial must give more like Rashford ' Mourinho

Shakespeare proud of Leicester

US senator wants Russia disqualified from hosting W'Cup

Federation polls: NOC dares ministry, rejects guidelines
Neuer, Wilshere out

Serena hints at pregnancy

Murray wins

StarTimes promises Juve, Genoa action

AFN lists Okagbare, others for World Relays

Coach advises home-based athletes over IAAF meet

Jide Bademosi U-19 cricket: Ogun face Oyo

Serena Williams deletes 'pregnancy post' on snapchat

BREAKING: Monaco beat Dortmund to reach semi-finals

BREAKING: Juventus knock out Barcelona to reach
Champions League semi-finals

Ikoyi money recovery and mess following it

Emir Sanusi and other truth speakers

New Tomato Policy: Enforcement as litmus test

Tears as slain WASSCE candidate, mother, father are
buried

Court remands suspects who removed trader's heart

Lagos militants: Police invade creek, arrest 13 suspects

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC). 20TH APR THUR 2017. TODAY'S PRAYER.

  DEAR EDIFYING FATHER, I Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die for me; that through him, I can have all life can give and also eternity(2Pet3:15)!

And for making me Your child through faith in Your Son(Gal3:16).

Today, I move with that consciousness that I have all in Jesus, I can do all things and my words are seasoned with life and all round success (Rev12:11)!

I'm living large; Amen

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC). 19TH WED APR 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER.

DEAR BEAUTIFUL FATHER, I Thank You for giving me the grace daily to trust in You whole-heartedly (Nah1:7) and for making me whole; forgiving me all my sins(Jh5:4).

Today, by Your Spirit, teach me Your way; want to know You better, living a Holy and consecrated life in this world(Isa2:3).

With all consciousness, I know my Prayers are answered because when I call, You promised to answer(Jer33:3)!

I'm living a fulfilled life!

Amen

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 18TH APR TUES 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

DEAR AWESOME FATHER, I Thank You for Your love towards me; You keep renewing the strength of those that wait on You(Isa40:31)  and for making every wilderness/desert in my life a beautiful garden- for Joy and gladness shall be found in me(Isa51:3)!

Today, I shall deal prudently, be exalted and live far above principalities and powers(Isa52:13).

I'm the apple of God's eyes!

Amen

Monday, 17 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC). 17TH APR MON 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

DEAR FRIENDLY FATHER, I Thank You for helping me by Your Spirit to pray always with all prayers and supplications; thereby giving us strength to pray more for others and seeing results(Eph6:18).

I pray that Jesus death and resurrection wouldn't be in vain in my life; men will see the changes in all affairs of my life(Rev5:12).

This week, in the mist of confusion, I'll be at peace! I'm free indeed-Glory! Amen...

HAPPY EASTER MONDAY & HAPPY NEW WEEK

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter in the air

Happy to know that the Federal government has declared Friday the 14th and Monday the 17th of April as public holidays for the Easter celebration.

So happy Easter holiday to you all.

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 13TH APR THUR 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

  DEAR RELIABLE FATHER, I Thank You for leading me beside the still water; a place where I'll connect with You better, upholding and showcasing Your glory for all to see(Ps23:2).

Today, I'll let my light so shine before men; making all to know that Your love for human is not in vain(Jh9:5).

Consciously, today, I walk having the mind of Christ in me! I'm one with Christ!
Amen.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Get in here pals, our own Eneojo Paul Abalaka has a word for you *Alignment – _A critical ingredient in our pursuit of God._*

A few days ago I was listening to Victoria Orenze’s "return worship concert "and she spoke about alignment with passion. She counted all her prayers, service and worship as useless when she is out of alignment. This got me thinking about alignment and how it affects our life’s journey.

_For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Rom 8: 7-8 [KJV]_

Dictionary.com described alignment as the proper adjustment of the components of an electronic circuit, machine, etc., for coordinated functioning.

Dictionary.com also defined alignment as a state of agreement or corporation among persons, groups, nations etc. with a common cause or viewpoint.

Alignment is the proper adjustment of our lives, desires and passions with God and His Will for coordinated functioning in your God given place of assignment and influence. Alignment is agreement and corporation with the Holy Spirit of God in achieving the cause and counsel of God on the earth. Alignment is the proper positioning with the God in you, bringing into harmony all that concerns you to God’s. Alignment with God is critical as it is responsible for our life’s definition, life’s discovery and life and destiny’s fulfilment.

Alignment seeks to please God in thoughts and in actions, seeks to be in the same pace or strides with God, to be attuned with the Spirit of God.

Alignment is a peculiar type of obedience, submission and surrender to God which is propelled and compelled by a desire to please God. It is taking every thought captive to obey Christ. [2Cor. 10:5].

Just as alignment is needed for smooth and straight driving, alignment with God is very important in driving smoothly and straight on your destiny’s journey.

When a car’s tyres are out of alignment, the steering wheel vibrates in a bizarre manner, the wear would be uneven on the tyres and the coordination between driving straight and the steering wheel would not be centralized. On our life’s journey, we need check for alignment with God on a continuous basis so we’d not slip out of alignment with God in our zeal to please God. Alignment is a lifelong, all-time vocation.

One too many of believers are serving God outside the radar of God’s approved services. Many more are in complete rebellion but are not aware. Saul, before he has translated into Paul was passionately serving God in error and out of alignment, the king Saul lost his place because of misalignment (1Sam 15:21-24), Peter, stepped out of alignment few minutes after aligning with The Father to state accurately the identity of The Christ (Matt 16:17-23), the man of God Samuel stepped out of alignment in carrying out God’s assignment of anointing a replacement King for Israel after Saul was rejected by God, even fire-full Elijah at one point in His life went out of alignment. Moses, Abraham and Sarah, the King David and the prophets all had their share of misalignments – these men all were all anointed yet they stepped out of alignment with God, it was the mercies of God that kept them. The anointing does not excuse stepping out of alignment.

It is possible to be on fire for God, to burn for God and be full of zeal for God and still be in misalignment; you might be serving in the God’s Sanctuary as a singer who knows how to access and usher worshippers into God’s presence, you can be hyper passionate about souls and soul winning and sill be out of alignment, you can pray the best prayer outside alignment.

There is a difference between what God has said and what God is saying; in order to be up-to-date, you need to be abreast with what God has said and what God is saying per time.

If you’d be truthful with yourself, you’d query your alignment with God, so, every seconds of your days, every minute of your days and every hour of your life must be lived such that alignment would be maintained with God. It is very easy to stay in alignment with God because God makes it easy. You only need to depend on the Holy Spirit to help you maintain alignment. You must daily ask for grace to remain in alignment.

Whatever you find yourself to do, alignment is required, if you want to be financially free, you need to be aligned to financial keys and principles, if you are in business, you also need to be aligned, whatever you do, if you are not in alignment, be sure you’d fail.
God is not interested in all you do, your alignment is what God cares most about.

Guard your alignment, make sure you are continually in alignment.

Love
Abalaka Paul Eneojo
abalaka.wordpress.com
mhgideon.com

INTERVIEW: BBNaija winner Efe Ejeba speaks: What I regret doing in Big Brother house

Big Brother Naija winner, Efe Ejeba, arrived Nigeria on Monday night and attended his first ever press conference at the
Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi on Tuesday morning.

The 23-year-old rapper was announced as a new Payporte Brand Ambassador alongside Bisola, the first runner up of the TV Reality
Show. PREMIUM TIMES had a chat with the latest millionaire in town at the event where he spoke about his plans and his experience in the Big Brother Naija house.

PT: How do you feel winning Big Brother
Nigeria?

Efe: I feel blessed and I am full of gratitude to everyone who voted for me and supported me throughout my stay in the Big Brother Naija competition. I was simply living my life and having fun in the house.
I was totally oblivious of the fact that I was receiving so much love outside of the house.I am happy winning but I feel that real success is measured by how many lives I can touch.

PT: Do you think you did anything different that set you apart from your
fellow contestants?

Efe: I really did things different. Everyone came to win but I was just myself while some came with strategies, which we got to find out later. I feel I represent the average Nigerian youth in the house.

PT: How did it feel like to be locked up in a particular place for 78 days?

EFE: It was crazy but I was not worried because I was there for the money. I said if it was 90 days I didn’t care because I was out to win. They say we wouldn’t use our phones and I told them that they could even keep my phone for two years. I was never tired of staying in the BBNaija house.

PT: How would you describe your experience in the
house?

Efe: Its funny that in a place where we expect a lot of immorality, I became more disciplined. I didn’t think I would ordinarily have fitted into the Big Brother House because I am not posh but I was proven wrong. When I got into the BBnaija house I realised that I was a bit different from other housemates. I was not just playing for the
camera, so, when I was angry or happy I showed it. As time went by, I began believing that I would actually win the show.

PT: How did you cope with your fellow housemates?

Efe: I learnt tolerance and learnt that some people may
have great personalities but still exhibit some unacceptable
behaviour. I learnt that I needed to compromise and relate
with these set of people despite their flaws. I lived in a
confined space and several people invaded my space. I
couldn’t keep them aside because of certain things they did,
so I looked beyond their flaws and embraced their positive
side.

PT: You were always placed on eviction every week.

Efe: I’m overwhelmed by this win because I grew up
feeling like people didn’t love me and it turned out to be
my strong point. I don’t try to be nice to people because I
know what people think about me anyway. When I was in
school, I was way ahead in class and people felt threatened
by my young age. So, every week, I knew that I would be
nominated for eviction and that was why I was ready to die
just to win the head of house task. I didn’t believe in
anyone winning the head of house task to save me aside
from myself. So, when it came to those tasks I gave it my
all.

PT: Some people think that Tboss’ infamous chat with
you in the BBNaija house counted against her. Recall
her telling you that if she won the show, she would
splash N25 million in a week. Your reaction was simply
priceless…

Efe: I was stunned when she told me that she would finish
N25 million in a week. I thought within myself that, “Me I
ready die put for N25m but you say you fit spend am in
one week. So wetin you come they do for the house na?
You dey block oda people space na.” The biggest irony of
the house was that the younger ones knew how to manage
their actions but the older ones just said it as it came.

PT: What are your thoughts on the Kemen and the Tboss
episode?

Efe: Based on logistics, my people say I no dey diplomatic
so I won’t comment on the matter.

PT: Your fans in Jos say you never recognised them
while you were in the house?

Efe: I am very proud to be have been born and raised in
Jos; we all know how Jos has blessed a lot of people in the
Nigerian entertainment industry. I say it all the time that
if I was born and raised in Warri, I won’t have been this
disciplined. I spoke a lot of Pidgin English in the house but
don’t be deceived I also speak English very well.

PT: You have clearly become an overnight sensation.
Have you been told that so many Nigerian celebrities
threw their weight behind you while you were in the Big
brother House?

Efe: I am so grateful to a lot of people including Governor
Okowa of Delta State. I heard he threw his weight behind
me. I was also told that comedian; I Go Dye dropped N1
million for my campaign team. When I called him, he
ended my call and called me back. We spoke for hours. I
am also grateful to Ali Baba, Akpororo and so many
Nigerian celebrities whom I had never met but stood
behind me. I hear my family house in Warri can now be
likened to a tourist centre because of the number of people
who have thronged our home to congratulate my parents.

PT: Do you regret any of your actions in the house?

Efe: The only regret I have is drinking. I heard my mum is
upset with me. So, I apologise to her for drinking so much
in the BBNaija house.

PT: What will become of your affair with Mavis now
that you are out of the Big Brother Naija house?

Efe: Based on logistics, what we had in the house was
great, but she has a boyfriend. I was physically attracted to
her and that was why I was close to her in the house.

PT: Are you hooked?

Efe: No I am single.

PT: But there is a picture of you and a certain lady in
NYSC uniform making the round on social media. She is
rumoured to be your fiancée.

Efe: No, it’s a photoshop

PT: Where will you be based now?

Efe: I relocated to Lagos in 2015. So, I will be based in
Lagos.

PT: Will you consider a career in comedy?

Efe : No, I’m not a comedian. My life may be funny but I
don’t think my stories are funny.

PT: So, what’s the next step for you?

Efe: It will be more about my music because music is my
first love. I have realised that my brand is way bigger than
music, so I will definitely explore different areas. If I
receive any movie offer, the money must make sense. I
don’t feel I know how to act and that was my biggest
frustration in the Big Brother House.

PT: Do you have any songs to your credit?

Efe: Yes, I have an EP titled Lagos on ITunes, Amazon and
Spotify .

PT: How do you intend to give back to your immediate
community?

Efe: I love getting involved in things/projects that I am
emotionally attached to. Growing up, potable water was
very difficult to come by so I plan to erect a manual
borehole in my immediate community in Jos and in Warri.
I also hope to assist as much people as I can in the
entertainment industry.

PT: Olamide tweeted that he will love to work on a
music project with you.

Efe: I felt very grateful that Olamide Baddo reached out to
me and promised to work with me. When I meet him, I
will twale for him. Based on logistics, no be lie.

Credit-Premium Times

Opinion: BBNaija 2017: Television as madness by Reuben Abati

Ruben Abati, a former media assistant to former president Goodluck Johnathan, let out his thoughts on the just concluded BBNaija.
Here is his analysis, while expressing relief that the show is over .

What a relief! So, the Big Brother Naija reality television
programme is finally over.

It ended Sunday evening with 23- year old Efe Michael Ejemba, University of Jos graduate of Economics and singer winning the N25 million including a Sport utility vehicle at stake, with 57.6% of the votes from over 24 million voters across Africa. Warri, where Efe’s family lives, erupted in excitement.

At the Multichoice viewing centre in Ikeja, Lagos, where
Katung Aduwak took charge so brilliantly, there was a similar
eruption of incandescent joy. I was relieved because for about
70 days, the Big Brother Naija show was a big distraction,
crass capitalism at its most cynical edge, a source of
unmanageable madness in homes and on the streets.

Now
that it is over, it is time for some honest frank talk for the
attention of all stakeholders involved.

Let me start with the lessons, on a positive note, before
delivering the blows. Lesson one: In a very instructive
manner, the Big Brother Naija reality television show
promoted the ideas of choice and people power at the heart
of democracy.

Televised across Africa, the viewers had the final say in
determining who stayed in the house or left during eviction
moments on Sundays. The votes were collated, audited and
confirmed by Deloitte, a firm of auditors and thus, the viewer
as the voter determined the outcomes.

In that regard, a reality show of that sort promoted a
consciousness of democracy, choice and influence and it
further explained why the people from Nigeria to Cape
Agulhas all the way up to the Mediterranean sea took fierce
ownership of the programme.

In a continent where power is the ultimate aphrodisiac and every access to power, fame and influence is seen as an opportunity to oppress and demean, whatever is done to promote a consciousness of choice and the civil society is laudable. Multichoice, thanks.

Lesson two: in every business concept, perseverance pays.
Multichoice has been running its Big Brother Naija and Big
Brother Africa concepts for a number of years. Apparently,
this year’s Big Brother Naija has been the most impactful, the
most profitable and probably also, the most exciting.

In one week, over 11 million persons voted to determine the
eviction.

In the final week of the programme, over 24 million persons voted  that is more than the total number of persons who voted in the Nigerian Presidential election in 2015.

This year, Multichoice has made more money from the Big
Brother franchise than it has ever done.

The programme was sponsored by PayPorte, and with all the voting, and the money spent on recharge cards, Big Brother and Multichoice
are the biggest winners. In the end, it is all about business and profit.

Everybody has been used. In business, once you have a good, attractive product and you can capture the market, you can fool everybody and make profit. Multichoice, weh done – in Falz, the bad guy’s voice.

Lesson three: humility pays. At the end of the day, in the last
week of the programme, the decision by the viewing public
was a moral, sentimental one.

The biggest star of the programme was, I don’t know what you think, TBOSS (real name: Tokunbo Idowu), half Nigerian, half-Romanian.

She dominated the space with her Jezebelic antics, even got some
of the male participants ousted by entrapping and outsmarting them with her wiles. She projected herself as a s*x object, the ultimate manipulator, the champion Delilah of the Big Brother Africa series.

She even made a joke of the entire Big Brother concept by saying   she didn’t need the money and if she won, she would spend it in two weeks to pay off debts, and in any case, she had men hitting on her,
offering to take her on a ride in their private jets. She played the role of a female barracuda.

Given her looks and talents, she would have been a perfect
winner. She would have looked good on the billboards.

But she lost because of her arrogance. Attitude is everything:
This is the lesson of TBOSS’s disgrace and humiliation.

When she was sent out of the House as the second runner up, the
viewing centre in Ikeja, Lagos, including Kemen whose nemesis she was, danced in joy. “They are taunting me?” shevasked Ebuka, the anchor. No, sweetheart, they were making a far more serious statement about you.

The melodramatic ending of Big Brother Naija 2017 is its only redeeming outcome. Bisola, the first runner up does not even
have a degree but she showed talent and resolve, even if her
whorish flirtation with Thin Tall Tony is so cheap and self-
denigrating.

Her One-Nigeria consolation prize is something big she should take seriously.

Efe won because of his humility. He is considered the poorest
and the most needy of the contestants. Patrons of then
programme chose to vote for the contestant who looked and
sounded like he would need the money and the opportunity.

They gave him a chance in life, although the organizers must
ensure that going forward, the show does not become a
poverty alleviation scheme.

Bisola came second because she too looked like she needed help. Debbie Rise and Marvis also made the finals, but that was meant to be a great compliment to their good conduct, but they didn’t have enough support to make it to the top.

TBOSS is the main star who lost. I hope she was taken out of South Africa with a private jet or maybe a submarine! Beauty is not everything, baby.

Lesson four: Marketing helps. Branding is everything.
Propaganda is profitable. Packaging is nice. Big Brother Naija
is nothing but marketing, branding, propaganda, and
packaging.

A reality show is supposed to be nothing but reality, virtual reality
as it happens, but let no one deceive you, everything that happened in the 70 days of BBNaija was packaged, marketed, carefully branded and manipulated.

Ebuka, the Big Brother, thumbs up, the scenic designers, kudos, the content developers, three hearty cheers, Multichoice, you guys are the smartest capitalists around, well done! The finale was a bit overdone though, dragged out, over-delayed. Tiwa Savage (hey baby, watch that growing fat around your waist and thigh), Tuface (thanks TuBaba but
next time tell Annie to twerk for us- what was that!).

In all, the power of television was well advertised.

Now the hard knocks: I rate the theatre high but I consider
the whole show a sham, a 419 manipulative effort by a
corporate agency, long overdue for an ethical review and
scrutiny, a bad influence on corporate ethics.

The owners of the programme are just a bunch of insultive, manipulative and exploitative capitalists, feeding on public need
for distraction and the negligence of the authorities.

Big Brother Naija 2017 is something that should never happen
again in the shape we have seen. If Multichoice as a corporate
investor wants to make a contribution to Nigeria, it must find
ways of doing so in more meaningful forms.

Reality shows have become an established form on television,
but whereas there are reality shows that promote talent,
music, human capability and genius, enhanced relationships,
and intellect, Multichoice, through its Big Brother Naija and
Big Brother Africa franchises seems committed to the
promotion of base values, chiefly adultery, prostitution, love
of money, nudity and sex.

What just ended as Big Brother Naija 2017 was nothing other
than the corralling of some human beings into a zoo, pressured to behave like nothing but animals.

The organizers made money devaluing other human beings. Multichoice and Payporte, the sponsors, turned alcohol and pornography into legitimate sport.

TBOSS and the other girls kissed and got groped by the boys
on live television putting their upbringing to shame. TBOSS,
who claimed she didn’t need the money even exposed her
breasts on live television more than once. I have seen better
breasts TBOSS.

I am not too sure those private jet owners will be excited by your
fluffy, South-looking, slightly bigger than mangoes breasts. If the same men see bigger assets, I mean, those interesting Ojiakor-like ones that look like papayas, pineapples and watermelons, they will not send private jets, they will deploy submarines and fighter jets! And that‘s why you got N500k in the end, way back behind Bisola with her
hard facial features, and Efe whose victory is based on poverty logistics and appeal.

But I have no doubt that TBOSS will end up doing better in the larger, outside market than the other finalists, because even those who did not vote for her, know in their hearts that she represents the message of the programme.

It is a wrong message and that is why Big Brother Naija drew
more audience in Southern Nigeria than in the North. In the
last week of the programme, every town in Southern Nigeria
was seized by the #BBNaija fever. Prayers were offered in
churches for Efe. One lady threatened to commit suicide if
Efe did not win. Another one said she would not stop crying
until Efe won. Nollywood stars declared support for housemates.

There was Team Bisola, Team Efe, EfeNation, TBOSSNation,
TeamDebbieRise (small), TeamMarvis (even smaller).

There were public processions even in universities. We were told
how to vote. Twitter was on fire. What I saw was nothing but
sheer madness. T-shirts were printed. One musician turned
his personal car into a billboard. Nigeria became a mad
house because of one reality television show. It looked like
mass hypnotism at work.

But it should not be allowed to happen again. BBNaija should
not be hosted and staged in South Africa as has been the
case.

Multichoice, Payporte and their partners made crazy
money and got brand promotion off the back and sweat of
Nigerians.

Do the maths; we got peanuts in return. We were told BBNaija could not be staged in Nigeria due to electricity problems so the studio had to be in South Africa.

And the Nigerian government looked the other way. Wawu! All the
billions that the South Africans are running away with, after
giving our boy a Kia SUV and some N25m, who is going to
collect the Value Added Tax on that? Nigeria or South Africa?
See the real Gobbe! All the staff who worked on the
programme with extremely marginal exception were South
Africans.

Where were the Nigerians? Abi, Lobatan oh.

The Nigerian government must assert itself. Nobody henceforth
must brand anything involving primary production, Nigerian off Nigerian soil. We can’t get far by wearing made-in-Nigerian clothes
on Mondays and Wednesdays, turning the country into an extension
of Nollywood, but we can gain a lot by insisting that economic
production and profit based on Nigerian talent and resource
must have significant Nigerian content.

Congratulations Efe; the grace of God is forever sufficient, but
sorry Nigeria.

Punch news headlines today 12th April

Dangerous trend of killing security agents in Lagos

Ambode asks workers to solve problems

LASG promises to reform justice sector

Task force to implement economic recovery plan ' FG

Shell admits knowing about payments to Malabu

Fanta/Sprite: CPC wants review of soft drinks' standards

Power generation drops to 108MW over heavy rainfall,
others

Pipeline vandalism up by 233%, says NNPC

Naira weakens to 410/dollar

CBN should stop controlling exchange rates ' Akande

FG raises tariff on imported tomato concentrate to 50%

Business opportunities in soybean production

Nigeria lacks labour information ' Adeyemi

Baking industry creates jobs, wealth, says Honeywell MD

Are you spending for growth or maintenance

UBA honours employees' integrity

Airtel, Lagos train youths in leadership development

Experts advocates continuous training for business
growth

Fire razes FAAN head office

Talent retention crucial to business survival

Amapakabo lashes Rangers board, 'mocks' sacking

Ondo athletes protest unpaid 11 months' salaries

Argentina fire coach

Zenith Bank b'ball League: First Bank, Dolphins win

Champions League: Bayern, Real renew rivalry

Pinnick urges Edo to emulate Delta

LMC bans Enyimba, Pillars stars, sanctions Katsina,
Remo

Five attacks on sporting events

Champions League: Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0

Honour to whom it is not (yet) due

Customs officer allegedly rapes, videotapes online friend

Passengers strangle taxi driver, flee with car

Dangote truck driver kills three pedestrians in Arepo

Slain Lagos policemen ran out of ammunition ' Witness

Ondo wedding: Bride resurfaces in Osogbo, calls parents

20 suspected Benue killers moved to Abuja

Koro boys kill 59-year-old man over football

Niger youths massacre pigs for exhuming, eating dead
boy

Jigawa teacher sets company bus ablaze over promo
prize

Rumour forces shops, eateries to close in Bayelsa

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC). 12TH APR WED 2017. TODAY'S PRAYER

DEAR EVER-LOVING AND GRACIOUS FATHER, I Thank You for bringing me closer to You daily and not imputing the afflictions around on me because I kept Your precept(Ps119:67).

I also thank You for protecting me to a level that wants and lack are far from me(Ps23:1).

Today, I have this consciousness that I'm a ruler and I dominate Just like my father in heaven(Ps24:1).

So today, I operate, as the king/Queen I am!

Amen

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC). 11TH APR TUE 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER.

DEAR UNQUESTIONABLE FATHER, I Thank You for blessing my daily living and taking sickness far from me and my household (Exo23:25-26), and for helping me make the choice by the help of the Holy Spirit; speaking the truth in love, growing everyday more and more like Christ(Eph4:15).

Today, I walk in wisdom and doing everything in faith(James 1:5-6).

I know my world is answering to me;Christ in me!

Amen

Monday, 10 April 2017

Security man returns $10,000 he found at UBA, gets rewards worth more than that.

This is the story of Ibrahim, who worked with  UBA bank as a security man.

Ibrahim had promptly returned a sum of 10,000 USD he found belonging to a customer.

And considering the present economic state of the nation, this singular act of Ibrahim was worth appreciating.

"For returning 10,000USD of a customer he found, Ibrahim, a
security man with UBA was rewarded with the sum of $5,000
by the governor of Adamawa, $10,000 by the governor of
Bauchi, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ekwerenmadu
said He will be announced at the floor of the Senate on
Tuesday during plenary and will be given the sum of
N5,000,000(Five Million Naira only) by the senate".

Ibrahim was also given an award of Excellence by the bank
and several unannounced donations.

He is the young man standing next to the Deputy Senate President

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 10TH APR MON 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER

DEAR RIGHTEOUS FATHER, I Thank You for giving me an unimaginable height of accomplishment in anything I find my self doing, and making it  come to pass speedily by Your Holy Spirit(Isa8,22).

Teach me each passing day to trust more in You;  to see that You are there with me always by Your Spirit, for I know I wouldn't be moved! (Ps125:1)

This week, my help is not from aboard but from above(Ps121:1-3), So my God-sent helper locate me!

Amen...HAPPY NEW WEEK OF SURPLUS!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Bbnaija 2017

And the winner is....

EFE

Well done to all the voters, una try well well.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Get in here men: 19 ways to fix your wife - when she is falling apart!

Good morning fam!!!
I'm sharing this as received ; it's a random whasapp message.
You can call it copy and paste (lol), I just love it. It speaks the mind of every woman.

It's for the men...

19 ways to fix your wife - when she is falling apart!

Your wife can be dying in silence while still performing her wifely duties.

you will need to know her to know when she needs to be fixed.

When a woman is always moody, cries a lot, yells on Children, can easily sleep or sleeps a lot, she may be battling with something you are not careful enough to see.

A real man will not allow his wife to fall apart without fixing her and making her better and happy.
If you discover your wife is falling apart, watch out and fix the following:

CHECK IF YOU ARE THE PROBLEM
You might be her problem, but out of her respect and love for you, she may not tell you. Ask, let her talk sincerely

2. BE AWARE OF HER RESPONSIBILITIES
Get to know how her work load is killing her. Regardless of whether she stays at home or goes to work, do you know what she does all day? If you don’t, ask her. Her to-do list is probably overflowing with tasks that far outweighs her time and energy.

3. BE APPRECIATIVE
Be mindful of her needs and appreciative of her sacrifices. The work a woman does at home can be too common that nobody will appreciate her for them, this can be killing her. Appreciate your wife

4. GET INVOLVED BEFORE SHE BURNS OUT
Don’t just be appreciative, but get involved. The best time to begin helping your wife is now. Don’t wait until she breaks down to offer a helping hand.

5. GET MACHINE
Get all the machine needed for her work at home (the ones you can afford). Dish washer, gas cooker, refrigerator, oven, laundering Machine etc

6. BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT
Be totally involved at home, stop delegating parenting and family life. Don’t be a “visiting Professor”, be an active partner in this business of your life. It takes two to parent. It takes two to make a marriage work. It takes two to run a household. Be fully involved in every aspect of your family life.

7. HOLD HER
Hold her like a lover and a friend. Place your hands on her shoulder, her laps, hold her hands, just hold her and let her feel you.

8. JUST LISTEN
Men are known to be good talker but very bad listeners. At times what your wife needs is for you to just listen. Do not interrupt, let her unburden, let her talk. Sometimes the best way for a woman to reset is by getting all of her thoughts out. Let your wife talk through her feelings and problems. Show empathy. Listen carefully. Ask questions. Be fully engaged in the conversation.

9. BE A PARTNER NOT A TEACHER
Most men do fall into the “Teaching trap” when they are supposed to be a partner, showing love and consideration. Do not blame, just be there for her. Just listen. That’s all you need to do. And if she wants you to offer solutions, she’ll ask for them

10. GIVE HER HOPE
No matter what happens, don’t ever raise up your hands in surrender. Giving up, crying or weeping will hurt your wife more. Encourage her. Let her know what you love about her. Help her see the good in any situation. Avoid being critical or negative. When she has hit the rock bottom, be the man who lifts her up, and brings light and hope back into her life.

11. BE SENSITIVE
Get to know her mood, get to know her needs, get to know what is needed to be done at home and do them without prompting
Learn the art of looking around the house and finding things that need to get done. Are there dishes in the sink? What is broken that needs to be fixed? Don’t wait to be asked. Just do it!

12. PRAY FOR HER
Take your time off to pray for her, hand her over to her maker who knows the deepest need of her heart . Let God fix her, you can’t do it
Let God know what you appreciate about her. Ask for his help. Ask him to tell you how you can be a better spouse to her. Ask him to comfort her and help her see herself as He see her.

13. PRAY WITH HER
Don’t just pray for your wife, find time to pray with her, hug her as you pray together, hold her hands, just talk to your maker together.

14. ASK HER HOW YOU CAN BE OF HELP
Your wife knows what you can do to help her reset, so just ask her. She will open up to you, it may not be what you think, so don’t speculate, ask, She’ll appreciate it more than you will ever know.

15. HELP AROUND THE HOUSE
Give a helping hand around the house. Give her a kitchen holiday for some days, do all the cooking or hire somebody to do it for you. Let her just sit, eat and rest, this may be all she needs,

16. TAKE HER OUT
Take her out, eat out, go to the cinema, go to wherever she will love to go, not where you want, just follow her.

17. ALLOW HER TO CRY,IF SHE MUST
“Stop crying, are you a baby?, will you be crying about this little thing?”
This is what most nude earning husband will do when their wives cry, what an insensitive word. If she feels like crying, hold her to yourself and let her do the crying while you pat her on the back. It’s a great way to fix the problem.

18. LET HER GO ON HOLIDAY
Allow her to go on holiday all alone to herself, this can fix the problem as she returns with greater energy.

19. CELEBRATE HER
Let your wife be celebrated. Celebrate her in secret and in public. Talk about her beauty, motherhood, wifehood, support, thoughtfulness. This will make her day.

Let the men read and apply....

Let the women read and pass to the men......especially their husbands!

Friday, 7 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC). 7TH APR FRI 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER.

DEAR FORGIVING FATHER,
I Thank You because You hear me always when I call on You; giving me a heart that loves You and knowing fully well that You are always on time(2Cor2:11).

Teach me by Your Spirit to always know when You are speaking expressly to me(Jer23:21).

Today, is my day of success and my weekend of being diligent in whatever I do! (Prob13:11B)

I'm experiencing unspeakable victory!

Amen....HAPPY WEEKEND

Thursday, 6 April 2017

WORD BANQUET INT'L(WOBIC) 6TH APR THUR 2017 TODAY'S PRAYER.

  DEAR EVER-UNDERSTANDING FATHER, I thank You for making me to have direct encounter with You; for I know, anybody that encounters You, his /her story is changed for the better(Exo3:7-10).

Today, I choose to rejoice in the lord; situations mayn't be palatable or sweet as i expect it, but I know I'm walking in dominion(Phil4:4).

I have divine ideas, my world, watch out, I'm bursting out!

Amen