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Thursday, 26 May 2016

BREAKING: Jose Mourinho appointed Manchester United manager

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new Manchester United manager, according to Sky Sports.
The 53-year-old agreed personal terms to take over the reins at Old Trafford on Tuesday but image rights negotiations meant an announcement was delayed.
Following Louis van Gaal’s sacking earlier in the week, the Red Devils have moved quickly to wrap up a deal for Mourinho.
The former Chelsea boss’ arrival had been the subject of speculation for months as a result of United’s poor form over the course of an underwhelming Premier League campaign.
The final nail in the coffin for Van Gaal was his side’s failure to achieve a top-four place and qualify for next season’s Champions League.
It will be Mourinho’s third managerial stint in the Premier League, after two spells at Stamford Bridge with varying degrees of success – the Special One has been out of work since December following his sacking by Chelsea.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

FLASH: Lagos Gov. @AkinwunmiAmbode Signs MOU To Build 38km-long 4th Mainland Bridge

FLASH: Lagos Gov. Signs MOU To Build 38km-long 4th Mainland Bridge To Be Completed In Three Years Without Federal Funding

Lagos State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to begin the construction of the 38km 4th Mainland Bridge, expected to bring a 14-year old dream to reality.
The MoU was signed on Wednesday at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja.
The construction is expected to cost N844billion in a Public Private Partnership initiative and would be delivered in three years.
The need for the bridge had become imperative following the phenomenal growth of the State with a population of over 21 million people, which has in turn increased commercial activities and traffic gridlock, the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode was quoted as saying in a press release signed by his chief press secretary, Habib Aruna.
“This has made it imperative for us to have a 4th Mainland Bridge that will serve as an alternative route to the Eastern axis and decongest traffic in the State,” he said.
“More importantly this bridge will provide the required transportation compliment to the rapidly growing industrial activities on the Eti-Osa – Lekki – Epe corridor of the State.”
He said the proposed alignment of the Bridge will pass through Lekki, Langbasa and Baiyeiku towns along the shoreline of the Lagos Lagoon estuaries, further running through Igbogbo River Basin and crossing the Lagos Lagoon estuaries to Itamaga Area in Ikorodu.
The Governor said the alignment will also cross through the Itoikin road and the Ikorodu – Sagamu Road to connect Isawo inward Lagos Ibadan Expressway at Ojodu Berger axis.
He said the Bridge would be made up of eight interchanges to facilitate effective interconnectivity between different parts of the State.

“This structure will be a Four-lane dual carriageway with each comprising three lanes and two metres hard shoulder on each side. The bridge will be constructed to have a generous median to allow for both future carriageway expansion and light rail facility. There is no gainsaying the fact that huge benefits will be derived from this project but most importantly, make life more comfortable for Lagosians,” he said.
Expressing confidence that the project would be delivered on a win-win framework for all investors, the Governor said for the first time in the history of the State, the Government was embarking on the construction of a long-span bridge and expressway without Federal funding as the project is to be solely funded by the private sector.
The Bridge, among others would accommodate cyclists and pedestrians and feature two service areas as well as additional pedestrian crossing, Aruna indicated in the press release.
“The Bridge would also accommodate three Toll Plazas which are still being tested from financial point of view and it would serve as a major boost to the actualisation of the Lekki Master Plan,” he said.
The project is to be financed by Africa Finance Corporation, Access Bank and other private investors who have already signified intention to be part of the construction, while Visible Assets Limited would be the coordinating firm, Aruna revealed.

Friday, 12 February 2016

New Music: Samaritan's song - Afy Douglas

...suddenly! He realized...the leprosy was gone! This was not just the cleansing of his disease, it was the restoration of his humanity, his dignity, his destiny, his social status. This was the suspension of his exile, he was no longer ostracized. This was resurrection, rebirth and renewal. He was overwhelmed...he turned around. Thank You Lord...what more could he say? Do you know Grace? Download and share. https://goo.gl/kxkds0

Monday, 21 December 2015

Nigeria’s crude oil crashes to $31.49 per barrel

As the Federal Government grapples with how to salvage the economy, the continued sliding of the price of crude oil may require that its effort should be intensified.
Indeed, Nigeria’s Bonny Light crude oil hit its lowest level at $31.49 a barrel at the weekend due to global crude oil glut at the international market.
The price of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) basket of 12 crudes stood at $31.49 a barrel compared with $32.28 it earlier recorded.
The new OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Islamic Republic of Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela).
But to ease the fuel crisis in the country, the Federal Government has directed the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) and Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to embark on renewed special supply intervention measures to ensure a countrywide availability of petroleum products ahead of the Yuletide and beyond.

Source: https://www.today.ng/business/54936/nigerias-crude-oil-crashes-to-31-49-per-barrel?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter 

Buhari Names Former Rivers Commissioner Ibim Semenitari As Acting Managing Director Of NDDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Ibim Semenitari the new Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). 

Mrs. Semenitari, a former Commissioner of Information and Communications in Rivers State under the administration of Governor Rotimi Amaechi, also served in the Communications Directorate of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation.  
She is married to Henry Semenitari, a former Managing Director of Unity Bank, and they have four children.

Source http://saharareporters.com/2015/12/21/buhari-names-former-rivers-commissioner-ibim-semenitari-acting-managing-director-nddc 

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Feeling angry, or is someone getting you pissed? (Anger management)

Feeling angry, or is someone getting you pissed? Do not let one angry moment ruin your day , your week, your month, your year or your life. It is not easy most times to not be angry when it seems right to do so. Can you choose not to be angry? is this even possible. How do you deal with anger issues.

There are many ways one could deal with being angry, and it will definitely be hard to find one solution that fits all as contexts and cases will always differ. However, a good place to start from could be to ask yourself this question, WHY??

And continue asking why till you find the answer inside of you, the truth in your inside will speak the answer to you and you will reunite with peace again.

e.g., Someone slanders your name or slaps you. This is sufficient to make most people angry right? Yeah. Lets ask ourselves the Whys

Why are you angry?
Answer: This person just slapped me, slandered my name, spoke ill of my person, disrespected and insulted me. or whatever other way this has made you feel.

Why did they do that?
You may know the answer, or you may not. You could find out or you may not. Could be politically motivated, it could be a joke (an expensive one), it could be just attention seeking, whatever the reason might be.

Are you feeling angry?? do you feel the negative emotion rising, Its an energy from inside of you, rising like fire, looking for more fuel. From the answers to the first two whys you may have found a good source for this fire of anger. Like the fire triangle, removing one of the components of the fire triangle can stop the fire. The source, Oxygen and combustible material(fuel). Replacing the thoughts on the hurt done with more positive thought can have huge impact on this angry fire burning inside.

The way I interpret this is making excuses for people. Giving them grace instead of punishment for their wrong. If someone does me wrong. Instead of dwelling on the answers to the 2 whys, why am I angry and why did he slap me. I will focus my mind on the excuse i make for the person and feel more positive energy. The anger just flies away. e.g wow that slap was painful, if it was a joke, then I get it, but i will just let him know i don't appreciate such jokes, If he was looking for a fight, I will laugh it off, and say wrong address, why should we fight, I am not interested. If he was trying to be oppressive. I will see that as his own problem, an inferiority complex he has, that makes him try to assert his better-ness over others. I just laugh it off and go away happy. I always make excuses for people as it creates a better energy, plus keeps the heart light and free of excess thoughts. Just pick one excuse, walk away and let your life go on.

Are you saying we should just allow people go on with their bad attitudes?  ermm, no, Just saying you maintain your own positive energy around you, and not allow the ills and negatives of the other person rob you of your own happiness. You can be of better help to the person when you are positively aware and most times after the heat of the moment. When a person comes with some negative heat, or unpleasantness, do not feed this negative energy, its like a trap. That little fire of anger inside, calling for more fuel, calling for a reaction from you that will feed the angry fire. Do all you can to resist this temptation. To help, much later, make subtle and positive suggestions on how the other person can get better. Yeah, you can not be bothered about helping the other person if you are still dwelling in that negative hurt as well. You ought to have let it go and mind your language when starting the dialogue. Avoid using aggressive language. Approach this dialogue from a positive place.

Some Tips:
If you are becoming angry, take a deep breath and try counting down from 10 - 1. as in 10, 9, 8....etc.

If you are driving, and you are becoming angry, what I do sometimes, is try to take my mind way from the negative thought, and look for ways to help someone, like another motorist trying to get in my way, just allowing them go in before me, and they nodding and raising a hand in appreciation, normally releases some positive energy. Or pedestrians trying to cross....

Best still don't drive when angry.....

There are other deeper and simpler approaches to dealing with anger. However the deeper and simpler approach might sound too simple and unconventional for many and can only be received when the individual is ready. However post has presented an approach to dealing with anger from the writers point of view.

Thanks for reading....

Please drop your comments and contributions on anger and how you deal with it

Ecclesiastes 7:9
New International Version
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

New Living Translation
Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.

English Standard Version
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.

King James Bible
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't let your spirit rush to be angry, for anger abides in the heart of fools.

Monday, 27 April 2015

TRUTH: Did Paul say Women should remain quiet in church??

2 Timothy 2:15  Rightly divide the Word of Truth.

1 cor 14:
33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.
34 Women[f] should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.[g]
36 Or did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? 37 If anyone thinks they are a prophet or otherwise gifted by the Spirit, let them acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command. 38 But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored.[h]
39 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.

Looking at the above, you would see some contradictions. How will Paul say women should be silent in verse 34 and same time say in verse 39. my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy and  do not forbid speaking in tongues.

Paul could not have said about women prophesying in 1 Corinthians 11 and go on to say women should be silent in 1 Corinthians 14.

The truth is there is no contradiction. If you follow the story from the beginning, you would see that there was a central theme bothering around orderliness in worship and verse 34 and 35 seems out of place. The reason is because Paul was responding to letters they had written to him, hence verse 34 and 35 was a quote from their letters. They were pointing to their Law, how women were not allowed to speak. Paul questioned them asking if they were the only ones who had God's word or if the Word of God originated from them. In KJV verse 36

36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

This was an interaction between Paul and the Corinthians, he was responding to a letter they wrote earlier.

1 cor 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
So the book of 1 Corinthians was Paul's response to their letter to him, and he did quote from their letters directly in his writing to them, which was not properly reflected in the English translation.

The truth was that Paul was rebuking them. He took their quote in verse 34 and 35 and tore it apart. Reading the verses before and the verses after would give more insight.

The point is Paul never said that, the Corinthians said that, and Paul was responding to that.

Read the post again if you have.....

Stay blessed.

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Friday, 27 March 2015

New Music: One Nigeria - MrEbis ft Bishop B Idahosa

In this Nation defining period, as we pray for peace, let us stay united as One people.

Here is 'One Nigeria' by Mr Ebis Featuring words from Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa

Produced by Mr Ebis

Spread the message of Love, Unity, Peace and Progress.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ebis-alphonsis/one-nigeria-mrebis-ft-bishop-b-idahosa


Latest Nigerian Gospel Party Mix 2015 vol 1 - DJ Ebis

DJ Ebis, a UK based Nigerian Music Producer, DJ releases a new mix of Nigerian Gospel Hit songs which can keep a party going. The last gospel mix he did was in 2013.

This mix is a 70 minutes non stop groove featuring works from over 20 Nigerian gospel musicians.

He hopes this Mix will bring needed publicity to the good work these gospel artiste are doing, and encourage fans to go search for these works on itunes and other outlets for them.

Hope this blesses you....

Song List
1. Eze - Pat Uwaje
2. Gbemisoke - Tim Godfrey
3. Serve the Lord - Ayo Vincent ft Don Jazzy
4. Why oh why - Freke Umoh
5. Favour - Joe Praise
6. Amen - Tim Godfrey
7. Onyeoma - Mark T
8. Number 1 - Opeyemi Abayomi
9. Greatest - Prognigicient
10. All the way - Eben
11. Keleya - Chrisbrity ft OkeySokay
12. Good day - Tim Godfrey
13 Obobo - Idios
14. African Dance - Nikki Laoye
15. Higher - Kachy ft Mike Abdul
16. Halleluya - Mark T
17. Tambira Jehovah - Bola Thani
18. Who tell you say - Sammy Okposo
19. We dey Hail you - Tim Godfrey ft Extreme
20. Only one God - Angel
21. I made it - Frank Edwards
22. Turned it around - Sabina
23. Waymaker - Monique ft Sammy Okposo
24. Imela - Provabs
25. Okaka - Frank Edwards
26. Eledumare - Gil
27. Every Praise - Hezekiah Walker (Dj Ebis MatchUP)
28. If God be for me - Mr Ebis
29. Why you Love me so - Nosa
30. Jesus Power - Frank Edward
31. Praiz you - John Godfrey
32. Original God - The Revivals ft Mike Abdul
33. Lifted(Gbemisoke) - Boluwaduro
34. Dupe - Modupe
35. Jehovah overdo - Israel Louis
36. Yekileme - Betrose
37. Aka - OKeySokay
38. Sing your Praise - Sammy Okposo
39. Morire - Sax version
40. Morire - Mike Abdul
41. Agidigba - Shadare Agboola ft Sammy Okposo