Saturday August 23rd, 2014
Saturday August 23rd, 2014
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Life span: The long and short of it

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Nigeria is becoming an inheritor of strange diseases by the day but the people have a way of surviving. New ailments are developing everyday and somehow, they find their ways into our land.

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E B O L A : Businessmen, Bankers, Transporters, Sportsmen tell their stories

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Monday, August 11, Victoria Island, Lagos. An elegant woman hurried into a gym, met her husband working out and dragged him out of the place, saying: “You need to be alive to lose weight.

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The Abuja environment during and after El-Rufai’s era

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Abuja-El-rufai

RESIDENTS of Abuja were enjoying the sanity, air and perfection being experienced in the city. The dream of the fathers and designers of Abuja was being re-established. Architects and planners rejoiced when meaning, expression and a ruthless approach was given to Kenzo Tange’s design of FCT Abuja (Kenzo Tange is the Japanese architect who designed the city of Abuja).

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Female suicide bombers: Dealing with the emerging trend

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist

IN modern history, female suicide bombers have earned dubious honour of becoming more news-worthy than their male counterparts following the widespread belief that women are naturally not wicked, non-violent, motherly and weak to take such deadly task of committing suicide bombing. However, records have revealed that the participation of women in any terrorist activity and even as suicide bombers is hardly a recent phenomenon as their debut suicide attacks have been traced to early eighties.

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How to tame the monster called corruption

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BESIDES wars, diseases and violent militant groups, nothing has threatened states in recent times more than corruption. It is often stated that one of the ways a functioning democracy is judged is how it treats the issue of corruption. That is why the founders of democracy defined good governance as a government that is transparent, participatory and based on the rule of law.

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New IGP: Setting agenda for Suileman Abba

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Suleiman Abba

BEFORE President Goodluck Jonathan announced his name as the new Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, was not even among the hot contenders to the exalted position.

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RCCG Convention Testimonies : Muslim convert healed of cancer

  /   in Special Report 12:59 am   /   Comments

Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, Wife of the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God performing the ordination of Pastors during the Ordination of Pastors and Thanksgiving service to mark the end of the 62nd Convention of RCCG on sunday.  Photo Lamidi Bamidele

I AM a Muslim who just recently accepted Christ. I had cancer and someone told me about the Holy Ghost Service that takes place on the Redemption Camp Ground. So, I decided to come. A word of prophecy came out that whosoever had an issue of blood has been healed

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RCCG ends convention with the ordination of 1,125 pastors

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DESPITE uninformed clamour for the post ponement of the 62nd annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, on account of the growing concern for deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, the event successfully came to a spectacular end, yesterday, with the ordination of 1,125 men and women as full pastors.

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RCCG 62ND Convention:Pastor Adeboye must hear this

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Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, Wife of the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God performing the ordination of Pastors during the Ordination of Pastors and Thanksgiving service to mark the end of the 62nd Convention of RCCG on sunday.  Photo Lamidi Bamidele

THE sour point of the just concluded 62nd annual convention can be described as the over zealousness of some ordained ministers in the church. Just as the MOG declared, in the gathering of sheep there would be goats to give the rest bad image

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Women are better nation builders — Eefy Ike

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Eeefy Ify Ike... We should not leave everything for government to do

Eeefy Ify Ike is so many things rolled into one – actress, model, motivational speaker, author, film producer and designer. She has modelled Gilette, Burger King, Keglevich Vodka, Sauza, Diablo Tequila, Comcast High Definition, Diesel Jeans, Nokia and many others. La Femme, one of her visual projects, is a Hollywood documentary about women healing the world.. In this interview, Eeefy ,who believes that women hold the ace in nation-building, says that things will continue to go wrong in the society until women understand womanhood and take their rightful place. Excerpts:

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20 years after allegation of betrayal! Kokori clears Osoba

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Kokori, a former Secretary-General of National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG), who was incarcerated by the Abacha regime, relates, in his autobiography, “The struggle for June 12, the facts about how he was nabbed by the military.Extracts from the book, entitled, Frank Kokori: The Struggle for June 12.

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For Tony Anenih, it was confetti of honour at 81

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Tony 1 President Goodluck Jonathan left Chief Tony Anenih  and his
Wife  Dame Patricia  Anenih Cutting Chief Tony Anenihs 80th Birthday

It was intended to be low-key: no ceremony, no fanfare. After all, what was to be quietly marked was 81st birthday. It was not particularly unique, so he thought.

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Where did Igbo originate from?

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THERE is a debate over the origin of Igbo. Two Anambra communities – Nri in Anaocha local government area and Aguleri in Anambra East local government area  claim the Igbo originated from their areas.

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How we are coping with dwindling allocations to states, by Dickson, Bayelsa gov

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Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, speaks on the gains of his state’s recent investment and economic forum, the state airport project, dwindling financial returns from FAAC, SME development and many more.

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The day the Sultan is restless!

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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III

Every community has its eventful time. There is the time for the new yam festival and another to celebrate love. The time for the Nigerian Muslim community, headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa ad Abubakar III, is mainly that which sets the eyes of Muslims in the country on a particular side of the sky in search of the new moon heralding the beginning of Ramadan fast. That did take place at the tail end of June.

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The magic of Calabar and their women

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CLABAR-WOMEN

CALABAR, the Cross River State capital for some people is an acronym which stands for, Come And Live (Love) And Be At Rest. It is impressive and distinctive in outlook for which even a first time visitor would readily agree stands out among other state capitals in the country.

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Rescue of Cameroon Minister’s wife: Nigerian military has proved impotent

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.

Only recently over 200 members of Boko Haram sect were alleged to have moved to one of the nation’s neighbouring countries, Cameroon and kidnapped the wife of the Deputy Prime Minister, Amadou Ali.

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How a woman almost seduced me – Adeboye

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Pastor-Adeboye

The story of how a Lagos socialite tried to seduce him gives give credence to the saying that the bigger the head, the bigger the headache. This readily formed the nucleus of Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s sermon on Thursday night at the ongoing 62nd annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.

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Be patient, RCCG cautions motorists on Lagos-Ibadan road

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Pastor-Adeboye

AS the 62nd annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, enters its fifth day today, with millions expected to converge at the Redemption Camp for the Holy Ghost service, the leadership of the church has advised motorists to be patient and obedient to the traffic managers on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Adeboye prays God to arrest Ebola, release Chibok girls

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PASTOR Adeboye has intensified campaign against the dreaded Ebola virus which has claimed its first Nigerian casualty, saying he barred delegates from the affected West African nations from attending the ongoing convention

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Adeboye asks Christians to examine themselves

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GENERAL Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has challenged participants in the ongoing 62nd annual convention, especially those who claim to be born again, to examine themselves to ensure they live above natural laws in order to work mightily for God. He emphasized that it’s the only way to achieve extraordinary accomplishments in their Christian voyage

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RCCG children in colourful welcome parade

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Colour parade by the children during the welcome service at the 62nd Annual Convention of RCCG.

CHILDREN and teenagers of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Tuesday night, treated a capacity crowd at the Redemption Camp, to a spectacular performance during the traditional welcome service of the 62nd convention of the church

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Our youths, our future, our safety

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LIFE is a relay race from one generation to the next. For this reason, the youths represent the hopes of society for a brighter future. That is why the generation before us endeavoured to give us the best education that our country could afford at the time. They wanted us to uplift our society, and make them proud by our achievements in every area of enterprise. We may not all agree that we have lived up to the expectations of our elders

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RCBC graduates over 6,000 graduands

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A TOTAL of 6,374 persons graduated from the Redeemers’ Christian Bible College in a brief graduation ceremony to mark the 62nd annual convention of the church at the Redemption Camp.

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RCCG Convention: Adeboye advises on Ebola outbreak

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Pastor-Adeboye

AS panic grips the Nigerian medical sector following reports of a second case of the dreaded Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), religious organisations may have begun a process to be proactive by educating their members on the need to update their personal hygiene

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2 profs among Bible College graduands

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TWO university professors are among the over 6,374 candidates who will graduate from the Redeemers Bible College today as part of the ongoing 62nd annual convention at the Redemption Camp of the church

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Adeboye ordains 2,435 assistant pastors

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TO effectively cope with the challenges of rapid expansion, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, yesterday, ordained 2,435 assistant pastors to assist the church leadership manage the growth. The figure which is slightly higher than last year’s figures is drawn from various formations of the church across the globe. Last year, the church ordained 2,402 assistant pastors

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Impeachments: Doomsday conspiracy?

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Nyako, Al-Makura and Onyebuchi

IT was Hamumurabi of Babylon who instituted a code of behavioural laws and this covered a range of areas of human conduct. The rules state that if a house collapses and kills the owner, the builder will be put to death.

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RCCG opens convention with ordination of 8,622 deacons

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Members of the Redeemed Christian church of God from all  over the country arriving for the 62nd Annual Convention at the RCCG headquarter,s KM 46, Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Photo:  Lamidi Bamidele

A GROWING church should be one that continues steadfastly in fellowship, study and prayer. Each believer amongst them should grow and become strong in the Lord. The church that will grow must be a studying church, a sharing church and a praying church with manifestations of signs, wonders and miracles, just like the early church.’—Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

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RCCG Camp comes alive

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Student of the Redeemed School displaying of flags of different countries at Redeemed Christian Church of God welcome Service Photo Shola Oyelese

THE sprawling Redemption Camp which is the main host of the 62nd annual convention is already bubbling with several hundreds of people all read taking strategic positions I’m the Arena, venue of the spiritual fiesta.

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9 babies herald RCCG convention

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Adeboye

FOR the three days the leadership of RCCG held a ministers’ conference to prepare pastors and ministers for the annual convention which begins today. The programme started last Thursday with the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye ministering on the theme of this year’s convention.

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Adeboye welcomes all to RCCG’s 62nd Convention

  /   in Special Report 10:47 pm   /   Comments

ADEBOYE-WIFE

ALL roads lead to the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s 62nd annual convention beginning tomorrow at the Arena with the ordination of deacons and deaconesses at 8.30 a.m

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