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Hypocrisy and Deception employed by Fashola BRF during his ministerial screening at the Senate
I saw many posts hailing Fashola’s performance at yesterday’s senate ministerial screening.I too watched a relay of the over 75 minutes that Fashola used to hold the senators spell bound. I want to congratulate Fashola on his approval. I’m no hard-core fan of Fashola but I love and respect his achievements in Lagos esp in his 1st term.
Any public officer that cannot give a responsible account of expenditures made under his watch is CORRUPT and and should be facing trial instead of entertaining Nigerians at a ministerial screening. We don’t seem to realize the danger of accepting ‘I don’t sign cheques’ as a defence against allegations of graft by govt official.
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See 20 remarkable things Fashola said during his ministerial screening by the Senate
Former Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola appeared before the senate this morning for screening. As expected, the former governor was eloquent and distinguished senators hung on his every word like school children.
”Before we increase taxes, we must optimize the capacity to get that which is in the place”
”Nigeria has about 500,000 standing policemen. We are under-policed” “State Police will create employment and curb domestic violence”
“The concept of loyalty is a very strange one. My prayer is that ‘may our loyalties never be tested.”
”As Governor of Lagos I didn’t sign cheques. I’ve never signed cheques, I didnt fix contract prices. Only training I have is as a lawyer”
‘I have remained loyal to causes I signed to. I stand by my word’
“The unfortunate thing about money is that it raises suspicion, even among brothers”
‘This Nation has a lot of money outside its borders. Nigerians are investing more abroad’
“Those who want to benefit from the commonwealth must contribute to the common purse”
”The consequence to making the promises is the right to accountability”.
”The right to freedom is not absolute.It carries responsibility of not to be a nuisance
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Ranjan Das, CEO and MD of SAP-Indian subcontinent died after a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai recently. One of the youngest CEOs, he was only 42. What killed Ranjan Das?
He was very active in sports, was a fitness freak and a marathon runner. After his workout, he collapsed with a massive heart attack and died. He is survived by his wife and two very young kids. It was certainly a wake-up call for corporate India. However, it was even more disastrous for runners. The question arises as to why an exceptionally active, athletic person succumbed to a heart attack at 42 years of age.
What is the real reason? Everyone missed out a small line in the reports that Ranjan used to manage with 4-5 hours of sleep. In an earlier interview of Ranjan on NDTV in the program ‘Boss’ day out’, Ranjan Das himself admitted that he sleeps less and would love to get more sleep.
Short sleep duration (<5 or 5-6 hours) increases risk for high BP by 350% to 500% compared to those who slept longer than 6 hours per night. Young people (25-49 years of age) are twice as likely to get high BP if they sleep less. Individuals who sleep less than 5 hours a night have a 3-fold increased risk of heart attacks.
Just one night of sleep loss increases very toxic substances in body such as Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and C-reactive protein (CRP). They also cause cancer, arthritis and heart disease. Sleeping for
What is ideal sleep? In brief, sleep is composed of two stages: REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and non-REM. The former helps in mental consolidation while the latter helps in physical repair and rebuilding. No wonder when one wakes up with an alarm clock after 5-6 hours of sleep, he/she is mentally irritable throughout the day (lack of REM sleep). And if somebody has slept for less than 5 hours, the body is in a complete physical mess (lack of non-REM sleep), the person is tired throughout the day and immunity is way down.
In conclusion: Barring stress control, Ranjan Das did everything right: eating proper food, exercising, maintaining proper weight. But he missed getting proper and adequate sleep, minimum 7 hours. That killed him. We are playing with fire if we are sleeping less than 7 hours even if we have low stress. Do not set your alarm clock under 7 hours. Ranjan Das is not alone. Do Share it with all the Good People In ur Life.
From: DR.N Siva (Senior Cardiologist)
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THE DOG AND THE ELEPHANT
Once upon a time, a dog approached an elephant to get into a child bearing competition. In 3 months the dog gave birth to 6puppies. In the next 3 months the dog gave birth to yet another set of puppies. The elephant finally gave birth after 20months by which time the dog had given birth to over 30 puppies and was mocking the elephant into believing that it had won the competition.
The elephant had a few words for the dog when the baby elephant came out after 20 months. “I can see you had fooled yourself into believing that you had won the competition. I think you can appreciate now that:
1. I don’t give birth to puppies
2. When I do give birth, the calf will be ready to face the world on its own
3. The combined weight of your 36puppies is less than a fifth of my calf’s
4. The moment my calf steps into this earth it makes an immediate great impact as if no dog was ever born
“Woow. I thought that was amazing. I have observed something under the sun.
The fastest runner doesnt always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesnt always win the battle.
The wise sometimes go hungry and the skillful are not neccessarily wealthy.
And those that are educated dont always lead successful lives.
It is all decided by being in the right place at the right time.’
Dont let any early leaders in this life chide you into believing that you are a failure, beaten flat out and you have already lost the battle of success. I want you to think like an elephant. Don’t envy cheap quick success. For as long as you are in the right place, your chance is coming and by the signs of time it wont be long. You are not that small to give birth to puppies. Only your one achievement will surpass several combined achievements. You are guaranteed to make it in thislife. Maintain your faith in God even when it looks like its all over for you. Looks are deceiving but the word remains forever.
In 1999 Brazil 4. Germany 0
2000 Brazil 2. Ger 0
2004 Brazil 1. Ger 1
Total : Brazil. 7 Ger 1
2014 Brazil. 1 Ger 7
When its your time, God will correct 10yrs of mistakes with 1 event.Patience is a virtue,so don’t give up
Prof. Abletor Sedofia from University of Ghana. “Academic excellence is overrated!
Did I just say that? Oh, yes, I said it.Being top of your class does not necessarily guarantee that you will be at the top of life. You could graduate as the best student in Finance but it doesn’t mean you will make more money than everybody else. The best graduating Law student does not necessarily become the best lawyer.
The fact is life requires more than the ability to understand a concept, memorise it and reproduce it in an exam. School rewards people for their memory. Life rewards people for their imagination. School rewards caution, life rewards daring. School hails those who live by the rules. Life exalts those who break the rules and set new ones. So do I mean people shouldn’t study hard in school? Oh, no, you should. But don’t sacrifice every other
thing on the altar of First Class.
Don’t limit yourself to the classroom. Do something practical. Take a leadership position. Start a business and fail. That’s a better Entrepreneurship 101. Join or start a club. Contest an election and lose. It will teach something Political Science 101 will not teach you. Attend a seminar. Read books outside the scope of your course. Go on missions and win a soul for eternal rewards… Do something you believe in!
Think less of becoming an excellent student but think more of becoming an excellent person. Make the world your classroom.
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BAILOUT FUNDS AND MATTERS ARISING!
The CBN released the “first batch” list of states that have been given “bail out” funds to “cushion” the effect of the backlog of salaries in their various states occasioned by the fall in moneys accruing to to them and as a corollary avoid “crises” in the various states!
The states and funds “allocated” are as follows:
Delta N10 billion (despite huge oil derivation funds)
Ekiti N10 billion
Sokoto N10 billion
Zamfara N10 billion
Bayelsa N13 billion (despite huge oil derivation funds)
Ondo N14 billion (despite huge oil derivation funds)
Abia N14 billion
Ogun N20 billion
Osun N35 billion
Oyo N27 billion
Kogi N50 billion
Benue N28 billion
Imo N27 billion
Considering the fact that these funds have been “restructured” in such a way that payments are supposed to be “spread” beyond the tenures of those that “acquired” these liabilities (20yrs in short terms), it means that the governors have incurred “recurrent liabilities” for future generations to pay!
It is baffling that most of these state governments have not even paid the full salaries of the workers that the loan was even acquired for originally! Just recently, Kogi state workers, whose funds have been collected from the CBN, are smarting for a show down with the government for non payment of their salaries!
Is the fact that the governors enjoy immunity that makes it possible for them to do what they like with state funds and get away with same only to “cry” of witch hunting when they are made to account for their stewardship after the end of their tenures!
How has the ICPC, EFCC and the CBN ensured that these funds will not be diverted to “other” pressing projects in disregards for what it had been intentioned for originally!
This impunity of governance must be stopped now as the crises that were supposed to be avoided by the bail out funds are still here with us!
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THINKING ALOUD: NIGERIAN SENATE: TAKING NIGERIANS FOR A RIDE!
Nigerians are a funny set of people considering the shenanigans they have allowed the Nigerian senate to put us through with her act of commission or omission without any purposeful “reaction”!
The senate only have 3 days in a week to conduct her plenary (Tuesday to Thursday) and it has been observed that meetings are conducted on a “normal” four hour duration (10 am to 2pm)! These people earn humongous salaries and allowances that has not even been “generally” made public considering the “secrecy” surrounding the “actual”!
The Nigerian worker works for 8hrs (8am to 4pm) and their salary and allowances cannot even take them home!
Yesterday (21st October 2015) , the senate president appeared before the CCT in a case of false declaration of asset and the Senate suspended sitting because of this!
Does it mean the fact that the senate president had a date with the CCT on Thursday and Friday sitting at the senate would be “adjourned” till next week? Does it mean his deputy cannot preside over plenary in the absence of the senate president?
Does it mean if the Senate president travels out on official engagements plenary has to be suspended till he returns?
Come to think of it, these legislators are not even bordered that her “several vacations” have put a dent to the perception of the citizenry of her as “serious minded” individuals.
Obviously, we seem to be allowing these individuals to make the world assess us as jokers! We seem not to know the magnitude of what we have at hand.
Just thinking aloud!
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‘CHASTITY OF TRUTH’ ON FASHOLA and AMEACHI! By Solomon Ekpo
What a country do we live in and a people we are!
So many things have unfolded in our political atmosphere and our social ‘blogging’ realm.
First it was the former governor of our ‘Centre of Excellence’ state, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
Fashola got screened by the upper chamber of the National Assembly and made remarkable eye opening happenings during his stay as governor.
One major thing he said was, as a governor, he never signed cheques for the work of governance in the state, I expected to hear from quarters of haters that he lied, but no one has come out to debunk his story, yet we don’t believe him!
And we refuse to ponder how then did he structure his government, that as the Chief Executive of the state he didn’t alter cheque leaves.
I expected our good-for-nothing-journalists to interview him the more for him to deep into how he structured the finance aspect of Lagos State without coming close to money as it is seen in our political settings and other states of the federation, no journalist did; and as a people, we just dumped that there.
Rather we make fun of the impossibilities that, that can’t happen in a country where the James Iboris and Alameasighas have proven to us in times past that as governors; they walk with bags of dollars and pounds at their beck and call.
Linda Ikeji, Nigeria popular and topmost blogger over the weekend revealed she bought a mansion for half a billion naira in an Island even her father dared not go to look for his wealthy friend in high school. Yet she worked so hard to put her name on the list of mansion owners on the wealthy Island.
This she said without her sleeping with anyone for money in her 35 years on earth talkless of doing that with acquiring the said property she showcased the world.
Linda Ikeji said she hasn’t slept with a man for money before, no one has come out to label her a liar who have slept and paid her, yet we screamed how impossible that can be in this country.
Her story is suppose to be investigated by our supposed-good-for-nothing journalists and dared anyman who has slept with her to come and ridicule her boldness; yet it hasn’t been investigated and no man has come out to rubbish her claims.
And we the men who sleep with ladies and give them money need not be ashamed? And ladies who pride in sleeping around for money not hide their heads in shame, that a lady with two breasts and a single vaginal has ridiculed the art/act of promiscuity for them to learn and change ways?
They aren’t learning rather they are speaking against her wealth acquisition as too much (now they agreed it’s true) and advising her what she should have done with her money to less privilege humanity.
Another school of ‘women’ said she must have slept with some rich politicians or wealthy businessmen to achieve this feat (as if they haven’t been sleeping with these set of people for years and don’t have proves to show).
Another man is the ‘Lion of Ebima’ as he is fondly called, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Ameachi, the former governor of the oil rich Rivers state, who just got screened at the upper house few days back. There he said he hasn’t taken bribe before in his life.
Bribe taking or giving involves two people, the giver and taker. I expect to hear someone says he has given him bribe as a two term speaker and governor of Rivers State. One also expect our journalists to reseach on his claims by deep into findings for some proves to counter him. No one and nothing from even his political enemies.
He went also to say if a man sleeps with a girl he’s suppose to help or send an errand, that is corruption. Now because many of our men know we are guilty; instead we chose to castigate him rather than learn of how possible did he do it as a politician all this years.
Is it because the country is in camotose, we believe everyone must throw their dignity like it is expected?
These people mentioned here may have problems with other part of their lives but they SPEAK strongly where their strengths lie and they do this publicly – meaning, if anyone sees or hears what they say as telling a lie, they should counter them. Anyone? No one!
Someone or a people can choose and stand by their vows not to be messed up with ravaging ‘sin’ or crime seen as a possible lifestyle of the society; should such a person be crucified and hung on a public pole that, such “is not possible?”
Please and please, let’s wake up! It is not everyone that can cast his/her chastity to dogs like majority of the populace do.
And I have come to realise that when people speak in the open about a positive part of their lives; it is because they have strength there and haven’t commited blunder in such area. So I as a person believe them. Especially in a country where haters want to drag you down with everything they can lay their hands on.
We should also look out for where our strengths are and speak to encourage people and stop to damn those who are successful in their positive areas of life. Most people have chastity (of truth) and they are proud they have it and doing well with that in a particular area of their lives.
We should rather cultivate ways to learn from that aspect of their lives and be proud doing that! The bible urges us to “follow those who have good reports…” And imbibe their lifestyles.
Remember; success and prosperity do not come from being perfect in ALL things but just ONE thing; and holding your head up high having and doing that one thing just like Linda, Fashola and Ameachi have done.
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Enough Of This Biafra Nonsense! – By Alabo
As a Rivers man who saw the events of 1967-1970 and who was old enough to understand them, this protest in Port Harcourt is a slap on true Rivers indigenes. and the memory of ALL the Rivers men and women who were slaughtered in the pogroms and ethnic cleansing committed during the civil war by the Biafran Army.
Let us remind ourselves of the TRUE facts and REAL reasons behind the secession and subsequent civil war. Ojukwu and his cohorts decided to secede from Nigeria because Gowon broke up the regions and created Rivers State among the 12 states he created. Remember the Aburi accord? Article 4 of that accord had to do with the breaking up of the regions.
On the 27th of May, 1967, Gowon broke up the Regions, from the then Eastern Region and carved out Rivers, South-Eastern and East-Central states. 3 days later on 30th May, 1967 Ojukwu seceded citing the Aburi accord. ON ABURI WE STAND!! The rallying war cry of the day.
How anyone who calls himself/herself a Rivers indigene support tacitly or otherwise the so-called Biafra cause when Biafra seceeded just because Rivers State was created and the Rivers people for once had a right to self rule?
In the quest for a sovereign country did the Igbo majority seek, discuss with or solicit the support of the minorities in the Oil Rivers and South-East??
Where is Biafra? How do you seek for a country which was susequently named Biafra WITHOUT involving the indigenous people of Biafra? Isn’t that supreme arrogance or maybe they were not included because they were meant to be wiped out later. Events proved the latter to be true.
Late Chief (Dr.) Nabo Graham-Douglas who was the Attorney General of the Eastern Region was sent on compulsory leave and exiled to his home town Abonnema with orders for him to be executed. Fortunately the plans leaked and he miraculously escaped. He didn’t draw the Articles of secession and only heard about Biafra from the BBC journalists who came to interview him in Abonnema.
He was one of the lucky ones.
The ethnic cleansing began in earnest. Our intelligentsia; top civil servants, technocrats and other able bodied men and women were rounded up and summarily executed in Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Umuahia, Degema, Buguma, Bakana, to mention but a few towns/cities. In Port Harcourt, Rainbow town and Igritta, became killing fields. the bones of those victims still lie there
These atrocities were committed by the Biafran Army, against people who were supposed to be fighting the same cause with them.
In a bid to wipe out the minority tribes, our towns and villages were evacuated, our men put to slave labour and later on shot (reminiscent of Nazi Germany), our women taken as sex slaves, young boys shared the same fate as the men. Bakana, Bille, Abonnema were all forcefully evacuated.
Finally, when the Nigerian Army counter attacked and liberated Port Harcourt, the retreating Biafran Army, burnt Kingsway (now Supabod building), Nabo Graham-Douglas’s law library (which was the best Law library in the whole of West Africa) and other land marks in the Garden city. Of what military significance were these acts??
I don’t blame the misguided ill-informed people for trampling on the graves of those who were murdered by the Biafran Army, by protesting in Port Harcourt. I blame Gowon for forbidding accounts of the war being published after the war, but more importantly for not trying war criminals (like Col Ojeh of Degema) within the Biafran Army and holding them accountable for their inhuman and murderous actions during the war.
70 years after World War 2, we are still reminded on a daily basis the atrocities that the Nazi’s committed. If Gowon had done what he was morally and duty bound to do, this matter of Biafra would have been put to rest once and for all.
By the way, in May 1968, my uncle (my mother’s younger brother) was shot in his Warri street residence in Port Harcourt, his corpse butchered, his flesh sold as Biafra meat in Mile 1 market. That same day the Nigerian Army opened up and started shelling Port Harcourt, which was ultimately liberated
Are those protesting and the other supporters of “Biafra” aware of these facts??
The war has been over these past 45 years, we are forging on as a country, setting aside our ethnocentric issues. That Ex-Biafrans have been assimilated into all spheres of our society (as they should), without any punishment meted out to the war criminals among them, doesn’t give anyone the right to re-write history or bring these painful memories back.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
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Biafra agitation & the Niger Delta struggle
“Igbos are using the support
they gave gej in 2015 election as blackmail to convert niger delta struggle to Biafra. Niger delta struggle is 50% resource control, as you can see, is not in anyway connected to the reasons why Igbos are agitating for biafra. This deception won’t work!
They only supported GEJ (Jonathan) because they got a lot of appointments under him, which amount to nothing of-course. Or did u see any reflection of such appointments in the east?
No! why because they are selfish and greedy people. Niger delta struggle is completly different from Biafra agitation. So why drag us into it?
The igbos who agitate all in the name of equity, for the control of the govt at the centre, are the same ones who supported Obasanjo against their own brother, son and hero Ojukwu in 2003. So, they should go and claim Yoruba instead.
As far as am concerned, Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa are all benefitting from the current system. After all, an Igbo man Gen Aguyi Ironsi created this same Unitary system they are complaining about today for Nigeria in 1966.
When Isacc Adaka Boro wanted to form Ijaw nation republic in 1966, it was Igbo head of state, Gen, Aguyi Ironsi dat fought him with a 12day war. The Igbo claim to be one of us because some SS states were part of the old eastern region.
Lets clear some misconception here. Firstly, Eastern Region was created by Nigeria for Nigeria’s convenience. It was not a decision of the nationalities that made it so.
Secondly, before most people forget, Edo and Delta state were never at anytime part of eastern region. Edo and Delta were firstly Western Region, later became MidWestern then change to Bendel state before becoming Edo and Delta state. Yet, Yoruba is not claiming Edo and Delta states the way Igbo is claiming Rivers and Delta state because some people speak Ibo in those states?
If you don’t know there are Yoruba in Benin Republic and Togo, Hausa in Niger Rep, and that does not in anyway make them Nigerians! So please they should let South South ( Niger Delta) be !
Igbo may have succeeded in brainwashing some South South people that they are one of them, it is a big lie because we are not!
They may have also succeeded in brainwashing some of us that only Hausa and Yoruba are the problem of Nigeria and the South South. It is also a big lie! They are one and same.
As far as I am concerned, all the 3 major tribes are struggling for control of South South oil. None of them is better than the other. Therefore biafran zealots must know if South South would ever want to divide from Nigeria, our reasons will be based on lack of true fiscal federalism. We will never join Igbo to glamour for succession that is based on Igbo born to rule, control and expliotation mentality.
Igbo make noise and claim the north have born to rule mentality because of Sokoto’s state moto which they have changed already. But the people with true born to rule mentality are the Igbos. Is it not bcos they aint having their way that they are complaining and making all this noise in nigeria?
When Jonathan was in power, when they were gaining more individually, why didn’t they agitate for Biafra? Even when Jonathan was a failure not just to the east but to Nigeria, they still agitate not? Why because they have candy. Now that candy has been taken away, they are now complaining and shouting Biafra.
Ain’t they just too greedy?
THE PROBLEM WITH IGBO ARE GREED, SELF-ENTITLEMENT, AND BORN TO RULE, CONTROL AND EXPLIOT MENTALITY. Ask me how again and I will answer your question with another question; Who is going to benefit more if we merge? Who have something and who has nothing?
Do you think if we had nothing they will still include us in their struggle? I doubt! But what exactly do we have that Igbo dont? Simple, look at the map. When you remove South South from their foolish Biafra struggle, you will notice on the map that the whole of South East ( Iboland) is landlocked with no direct access to the sea or atlantic ocean.
But almost all the South South states have direct access to the sea/atlantic ocean. Some will say they have Niger river. But I tell you river Niger is not a sea or ocean for big ship.
In addition, the South South have more than 90% resources of oil, gas, limestone etc. Do you think if we have none of these, these Biafrauds would add us and still call us their own?
Please answer sincerely.
Tell me why South South would want to form a country with South East if they had they chance, choice to form theirs?
Why would we want to form a country with this region that will bring nothing but population, domination and greed to the table? If u think I lie, go visit all the five eastern states and show me which one can be compared to Cross River, Akwa Ibom or even Rivers states? How many states in the east are develop or even business friendly?
How many investors can come to the east and do business in peace? Do any of the South East states give anything to nigeria or the South South? I think they take more instead.
If u think I’m lying, you can do us the favour and tell us wat exactly they give because all I can see is non-stop kidnapping and baby factories. Some will say oil, but I tell you the total oil production from the South East is not up to 5% of the South South oil. So what exactly are they bringing to the table?…”-
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HOW THE APOSTLES DIED.
Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a wound.
Died in Alexandria, Egypt , after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.
Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.
Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered from death.
John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos .
The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully and a natural death
He was crucified upside down on an X-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
The leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his
enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.
* This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7. James the Son of Zebedee,
James was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.
Also known as Nathaniel. Was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
Was crucified on an X-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words:
‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.
Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many
epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.
Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles and disciples during their times for the sake of the faith. And ye shall be hated of all men for My Name’s sake: But he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Pass on to encourage other Christians
Why Do we feel sleepy in Prayer,
But stay awake through a 3 hour movie?
Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BOOK,
But find it easy to read other books?
Why is it so easy to ignore a message about God,
Yet we forward the nasty ones?
Why are prayers getting smaller, but bars and clubs are expanding
Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity, but very difficult to engage with God?
Think about these.
Credits: Ramsey Joshua Ilesanmi
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Biafra Republic will only be a fresh country of the looters. It can never be the solution for the oppressed Easterners.
Virtually all the Governors, Local Government Chairmen, Legislators, Judges, Government Officials and Politicians in the East are terrifically corrupt. They are as corrupts as their counterparts in other regions. So what difference will Biafra bring?
You live in the East where your Governors daily embezzle your monthly allocations and yet you are clamouring for Biafra. What for? You sell Gala and Bottle Water on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, you do your business at Alaba Int’l Market Lagos, at Computer Village Ikeja Lagos, Eko-Idumota Lagos and Ladipo Market Lagos, and yet you are demanding for Biafra. Is that not thoughtless?
If Biafra Republic is born today, the Looters and Cabals from the East, along with their children are the set of people that will be Governors, Commissioners, Legislators, etc and the looting will continue. So what does it matter?
Or can anyone name the saints among the Eastern politicians? Masses in the West, South and North are the not the problem of the Eastern Masses. Politicians are the problem. Disintegration is not the solution.
CREDITS : Olusola Opeyemi