Friday

D'banj Bags Chieftaincy Title in Imo State, Rocks Igbo Native Attire (Photos)

D'banj Bags Chieftaincy Title in Imo State, Rocks Igbo Native Attire (Photos)


Nigerian musician and Kokomaster, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly called D'banj has been honoured as the "Ezi Enyi Ka Nwanne of Amuzi", Obowo in Imo State.

The singer was spotted wearing an Igbo 'isi agu' attire while being flanked by his friend and business partner, Mr. Damian Ifeanyi Okoroafor as he received the title.



2018 Prophecies by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome - The Year of the Supernatural

2018 Prophecies by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome - The Year of the Supernatural


Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has declared 2018 as The Year Of The Supernatural, according to the man of God, 2018 is a loaded year, it’s blessings, accomplishments worth 10 years in 1 year.

Speaking at the global New Year's eve service, The General overseer of Christ Embassy Church revealed the 2018 is going to be a year of blessing. While prophesying, the man of God said:

"For your information, this year marks 70 years since the creation of Israel and 70 is a special number. Now this is reflecting in the earth. Something is happening in the spirit and throughout this year is a special time that falls in the calendar of God. While we are doing something, some more are getting done. You are to be finding money, put there for you by angels. That’s why this year is the year of the SUPERNATURAL!

Write these down:
1. Supernatural Supply
2. Supernatural Strength
3. Supernatural Ability
4. Supernatural Insight
5. Supernatural Wisdom
6. Supernatural Knowledge
7. Supernatural Health

2018 is a loaded year, it’s blessings, accomplishments worth 10 years in 1 year! Multiplied abilities, and everywhere they check you and test you, you will be 10 times better. Can you imagine that, that 10 times will be the least! You are going to be walking on water in 2018. I look into 2018 and all I can see is green everywhere, that’s prosperity! No dryness. It’s all so green. Thank Him, thank Him right now. Oh, glory to God."

Wednesday

Nigerian Muslims demand their own new year holiday, say January 1st is for false God of Rome

Nigerian Muslims demand their own new year holiday, say January 1st is for false God of Rome



Muslims in Nigeria have demanded for their own equivalent of January 1, which is the beginning of the year.

A statement signed by Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, reads in part:

“As usual and since colonial days into Nigeria’s post-independence period, the Federal Government declared today, 1st January 2018, as a public holiday.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) observes that today’s holiday fully consolidated the two-day Christmas holiday and enabled Nigerian Christians to kick off the 2018 Christo-Western Gregorian calendar.

However, conscious Nigerian Muslims, particularly stakeholders in the welfare of Muslims as well as the growth and development of Islam in Nigeria, approached today’s holiday with mixed feelings.

Our feeling of marginalization arises from the reality of the Nigerian situation which has conditioned Muslims in the country for religious segregation and subjected them to spiritual apartheid.

Here we are today, enjoying January 1st holiday which was declared by the Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria in recognition of the Christo-Western Gregorian calendar.

But the same FG which recognizes this Christian calendar is yet to declare 1st Muharram a public holiday in recognition of the Islamic calendar despite several petitions and appeals to it dating back to the 60s. Surprisingly, some people still complain that Nigeria is Islamised!

Why is FG granting holiday for a false god of Rome and denying same for Allah the Creator of all things (Qur’an 2:29), the Judge of all Judges (95:8), Master of all masters (51:58) and the King of Kings (3:26).

Research reveals that 1st January is in honour of Janus, the Roman god of gates whom the Romans believed protected them from invasions. This is an incontrovertible fact. Why should FG force us to idolize the false god of Rome?

MURIC charges FG to drop its colonial garb and to don a truly nationalistic identity. For Nigerian Muslims to feel a sense of belonging, FG must close the gap between Christians and Muslims.”
Israel orders African migrants to leave or face imprisonment

Israel orders African migrants to leave or face imprisonment


The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment, BBC reports.

The migrants will be given up to $3,500 for leaving within the next 90 days. They will be given the option of going to their home country or third countries.
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If they do not leave, the Israeli authorities have threatened that they will start jailing them from April. The UN refugee agency said the controversial plan violated international and Israeli laws.

The Israeli government says their return will be humane and “voluntary”. The order exempts children, elderly people, and victims of slavery and human trafficking.

A spokesperson for Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority told the BBC there were currently 38,000 “infiltrators” in Israel, of whom just 1,420 were being held in detention facilities.

Many of the migrants – who are mostly from Eritrea and Sudan – say they came to Israel to seek asylum after fleeing persecution and conflict, but the authorities regard them as economic migrants.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed that an unchecked influx of African migrants could threaten Israel’s Jewish character.
Nigeria records 20,210 births on January 1st

Nigeria records 20,210 births on January 1st



UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigerian on the New Year’s Day.

The births, represented third largest population of newborns in the world on Jan. 1, 2018.

UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would be born worldwide on New Year’s Day, representing some 90 per cent in less developed regions.

The agency reported that Kiribati’s Christmas Island in the Pacific would most likely welcome 2018’s first baby while the U.S., its last.

Globally, over half of these births are estimated to take place in nine countries, according to UNICEF.

These are: India, 69,070; China, 44,760; Nigeria, 20,210; Pakistan, 14,910; Indonesia, 13,370; United States, 11,280; Democratic Republic of Congo, 9,400; Ethiopia, 9,020; and Bangladesh, 8,370.

While many babies would survive, some would not make it past their first day, UNICEF regretted.


Stefan Peterson, UNICEF’s Chief of Health, said on Monday that the UN children’s agency was challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.


“This New Year, UNICEF’s resolution is to help give every child more than an hour, more than a day, more than a month – more than survival,” Peterson said.

In 2016, an estimated 2,600 children died within the first 24 hours every day of the year, according to the UN agency.

UNICEF said that for almost two million newborns, their first week was also their last.

In all, 2.6 million children died before the end of their first month, the global children’s agency regretted.

Among those children, more than 80 per cent died from preventable and treatable causes such as premature birth, complications during delivery, and infections like sepsis and pneumonia, UNICEF said.

Peterson stressed:

“We call on governments and partners to join the fight to save millions of children’s lives by providing proven, low-cost solutions”.

Over the past two decades, the world has seen unprecedented progress in child survival, halving the number of children worldwide who die before their fifth birthday to 5.6 million in 2016.

But in spite of these advances, there has been slower progress for newborns, UNICEF noted adding, babies dying in the first month account for 46 per cent of all deaths among children under five.

Tuesday

Ex-Arsenal Star Emmanuel Eboue Offered Coaching Job After Near Suicide Revelations

Ex-Arsenal Star Emmanuel Eboue Offered Coaching Job After Near Suicide Revelations


Finally luck has smiled on Emmanuel Eboue after heartbreaking story about how he lost his fortune to his divorced wife went viral


Eboue told the Daily Mirror how he lost everything after divorcing his wife, and how it nearly led him to taking his own life. Galatasaray boss Terim saw the shocking quotes and according to CNN Turk the former Ivory Coast full-back has been offered the job of under-14 assistant coach at the Turkish club.

Terim spoke to CNN about the matter, saying: "We heard news about Eboue in the dressing room, I was informed there, we will do whatever we can to help my friend." Eboue, now 34, spoke of his appreciation for his former manager in Istanbul.



He said: "I would be very happy if Fatih Hodja gave me the duty in Galatasaray, and Fatih Terim is my father, I love him very much, I do everything for him because I love him very much."

Galatasaray have gone on to launch a campaign helping former players with troubles, with club legends Hasan Şaş and Necati Ateş sharing messages of support for the Ivorian, who now plays for Turkish/Cypriot side Turk Ocagi Limasol.
Mother Ties Up Her Four Kids In A Viral Christmas Photo

Mother Ties Up Her Four Kids In A Viral Christmas Photo


A black mum residing in the United States of America has raised few eyebrows on social media over family Christmas photo.


The pictures saw the mother of four ties up her kids like kidnapped hostages with Christmas lights while they all dress up in Santa’s attire.

Though she shared other photos where the kids aren’t tied up but mixed reactions continue to trail the photo.


Governor Fayose Orders Release of Govt. House Fuel to Public

Governor Fayose Orders Release of Govt. House Fuel to Public


Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose has directed that 80 percent of the petrol in the Government Fuel Dump be released to two petrol stations in Ado Ekiti, and to be sold to the public at the control price of N145 per litre in order to reduce the effects of the current fuel scarcity in the state.

The governor, who made this known through his verified Twitter Handle said “The maximum a single individual can buy will be 25 litres.”

His tweet reads;

I cannot be keeping fuel in the govt house dump while our people keep suffering. I have asked them to pump out 80% of the petrol in the Govt House Fuel Dump to be sold at the control price of N145. I am going to town to locate the two petrol stations where the petrol will be sold.”

The governor lamented the hardship being faced by Nigerians as a result of the petrol scarcity.

“The APC led federal government has turned the joy of Nigerians to groaning. People can not travel to meet their families because of the wickedness of this APC government. This hardship is too much for Nigerians to bear at this time and it is obvious that President Muhammadu Buhari does not have solution to the fuel scarcity.”