Controversy As Mystery Worshipper Pays N42 Million Tithe To Benue Church

A man whose identity has been shielded paid N42 million as offering to NKST Church High Level in Makurdi, Benue state capital. The NKST Church is an abbreviation for ‘Non go Kristu U Sudan hen Tiv’, meaning the Church of Christ Amongst the Tiv. According to NAN, the tithe is stirred controversy in a state struggling to pay the salaries of workers. The agency said its investigations revealed that the money was paid into the UBA account of the church in Makurdi. Although Frederick Ikyaan, pastor of the church, initially denied knowledge of the offering, a copy of the church’s quarterly financial report, covering the months of January – March, confirmed the payment of N42 million tithe. The report showed that the lodgement was the highest single offering from an individual for the quarter. The money was paid into the church’s account in January. The breakdown of the church’s financial report showed an income of N56.2 million and an expenditure of N33.7 million within the same time frame. The church’s records also showed that out of the income, N44.6 million was generated from tithe offerings while a single person accounted for N42 million. Reacting to the financial report, the pastor said his initial denial was based on the allegations that the donor was an appointee of the Benue government. “I still stand by my words that the person that gave us that money is not an appointee of the state government. In fact, he does not even stay in Benue but is an indigene of the state,” he said. He said there was nothing wrong with the offering and insisted that the church had nothing to hide. Public discussion centred on the legitimacy of the donors income, as a man who pays N42m to a church as tithe must have made an income of N420 million in the month that he paid.

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Benefits Revocation For All Migrants In The United Kingdom – Controversial Bill Enforcement

BENEFITS REVOCATION FOR ALL MIGRANTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM – CONTROVERSIAL BILL ENFORCEMENT – Statement By Her Knowledgeable Professor Alexia Thomas  Benefits Revocation Means Every Migrant Has To Work, Earn And Live By What They Gain. There Shall Be No Mercy. Only The Strong That Can Make A Difference To The United Kingdom Economy Will Only Be Allowed To Live In The United Kingdom. THOSE WITH INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN Will Equally Be Affected. The Threshold And Migrant Lapses Will Mean They Will Fall In The Category Of Expulsion. The Legislation Means Migrants Will Not Be Deported But Expelled Out Of The UK. Benefits Affected Will Be Housing Allocation, Housing Benefits, Student Grants And Tax Credit. The Commonwealth Liberation Party (TCLP) And Her Central Government Independent Diplomat Commission (IDC), Announces Within The Next 90 Days On Or Before The 14/07/2017 Will Compel A Legislation That Repels The Rights Of Migrants And Those With Indefinite Leave To Remain In The United Kingdom, Will Henceforth Lose Their Rights To Social Housing And Tax Credit Benefits. The British Empire In Her Ponderosity To Leverage To Economic World Power Must Revoked Social Dependency Benefits For All UK Migrants; Unless British Citizens By Birth In British Soil And Territories — By Her Knowledgeable Professor Alexia Thomas The British Government In The Headship Of Prime Minister Theresa May Would Be Expected To Revoke, Withdraw And Nullify All Benefits Given To Migrants In The United Kingdom. So, For The Enforcement Of Commonwealth Nations Unity And Growth Of Their Sovereign Rights And Buildership, The Benefit Laws Have Failed, As Migrants Are Now Their Own Destruction, For They Intentionally Break Their Homes, Drive Their Wives And Husbands Away For Cheap Benefit Frauds And Refusal To Return To Their Countries Voluntarily For Cheap Benefits Gains. This Has Made UK To Harbour Diseased Migrants Who Have Disability Of The Mind And Cannot Bring Economic Empowerment To United Kingdom. The Wind Of Change Is Faceless And The Face Of Change Is Ponderosity- Her Knowledgeable Professor Alexia Thomas Not Even God Can Stop The Enforcement Of The Legislation And No Religious Sacred Can Derail It. It Is A History Shake Up . It Is Time For All Migrants To Return Home As United Kingdom Has No Free Lunch For Any One, Only The Abled Economic Migrants That Can Sustained Themselves Will Be Legally Allowed To Reside In The UK. Those With Children With No Economic Input By Tax Contribution To The UK Economy Must All Return Back To Their Countries. There Shall Be No Child Benefits For Any Migrant Children Only Those Born In The United Kingdom And Her Territories. Every Migrants Is Priorily Informed, This Is An Easter Fiesta News.  Signed: Her Knowledgeable Professor Alexia Thomas Chairman – The Commonwealth Liberation Party

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Gordon Obua, Former CSO To President Jonathan, Dies

Gordon Obua, the man who served former President Goodluck Jonathan and chief security officer, has died. According to sources, Obua passed away at the National Hospital, Abuja after “suffering a massive heart attack” late on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was an operative of the secret police, the State Security Services, until 2015 when the new Buhari administration marked him because of his role in the Goodluck Jonathan government. READ: Nigeria’s Secret Police Arrests Jonathan’s CSO, Denies Him Access To Lawyer Two months after Jonathan left office, the secret police arrested him and kept him in an underground cell denying him access to his lawyers, family, or doctor. His lawyer raised an alarm at the time, alerting Nigerians that he was managing hypertension and diabetes and the actions of the government was worsening his health situation. Obuah, in protest, embarked on a hunger strike. He went into a coma, prompting rumours of his death in detention. The Trent broke the news at the time. READ: Detained Former CSO Is Diabetic, Hypertensive Is Being Denied His Drugs – Lawyer Cries Out He was later released by his boss and paraded in a press conference at the SSS headquarters. Health complications arising from his incarceration led to him being flown to South Africa for treatment. Hell bent on “dealing with” officials who served former President Goodluck Jonathan, the director-general of the SSS, Lawal Daura, a kinsman of President Muhammadu Buhari, ordered a “probe” targeted at Obua and other officials who played prominent roles under Jonathan. They were branded as corrupt and dismissed from the service. Obuah was one of them. He never recovered from the health crisis occasioned by his illegal arrest and detention. He leaves behind two wives and many children including twin toddlers.

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Royal Mess: $43 Million Ikoyi Cash Heist By EFCC Belongs To Nigeria’s CIA

The National Intelligence Agency, NIA, is claiming ownership of the $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000  – N50 billion – seized on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from Osborne Towers, a luxury residential complex in Ikoyi, Lagos. According to a US-based online newspaper, The Will, the director of the NIA, which is Nigeria’s equivalent of the CIA, Ayodele Oke has “been in touch in EFCC’s boss, Ibrahim Magu, to express his displeasure over the raid at the apartment used as one of NIA’s safe houses in Lagos for its clandestine operations”. According to a top official with knowledge of the situation this stunt by the EFCC has jeopardized operations of the NIA and may have compromised the identities of undercover operatives of the spy agency. The NIA is the government security agency tasked with overseeing foreign intelligence and counterintelligence operations in Nigeria. According to another official who spoke with The Will, Magu staged this scoop because his confirmation as substantive chairman of the agency has been frustrated by the DSS and the Senate and he has been under pressure to show President Muhammadu Buhari the “billions of naira” he told the president during a meeting that the EFCC had recovered under his leadership. “So he is on a reckless search for monies hence all these strings of raids and seizures within the last one week,” the source, who pleaded anonymity, said. “I can authoritatively tell you that money belongs to the NIA. The DG has come forward to claim it and has informed my office of the development. He is furious with Magu for his agency’s recklessness and for compromising their operations,” the official is quoted as saying. Meanwhile, Justice Muslim Hassan of a Federal High Court in Lagos Thursday ordered the temporary forfeiture of the cash and ordered that the funds be temporarily forfeited to the federal government and adjourned till May 5, 2017, for anyone interested in the funds to show up before him to show cause why the money should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government. All Progressives Congress’, APC, online combatants including an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari had taken to social media to declare that the money belonged to Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, a former managing director, at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.  Ma 🎼Su 🎼Gudu 🎼Su 🎼Gudu🎼SACKED NNPC MD, ESTHER NNAMDI-OGBUE OWNS THE $50m FOUND BY EFCC. Cook ran off with some…https://t.co/qvtpY0A7lh pic.twitter.com/TztVMLoiRn — Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) April 13, 2017 Nnamdi-Ogbue has issued a statement through her lawyers refuting the reports. Editor’s Note: Our readers may have noticed our deliberate use of the word, heist, to describe these recent EFCC discoveries.  “A heist is any robbery in which there is a large haul of loot“. We believe that these actions by the EFCC are legally problematic because they don’t follow due process of investigation and obtaining of a warrant from a judge after showing probable cause. Many of them are just publicity stunts and amount to whitewashing the tarnished image of the anti-graft agency. A whistleblower has accused Ibrahim Magu, the currently embattled boss of the EFCC and his predecessors of looting N1.3 trillion “recovered” from corrupt officials by the agency. 

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Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspiration: Taught By God Himself

Daily Grace Inspiration is a devotional that brings you the message of grace from Joseph Prince, the world celebrated TV preacher and pastor. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. – Hebrews 8:11 As a parent or someone serving in Sunday school, you may think that the children under your care are too young to know the Lord. And you wonder if you are wasting your time reading Bible stories and singing hymns to them. Or you may have been buying Mandarin and Hokkien sermon CDs for your dialect-speaking parents or grandparents, and you wonder if the Bible teachings are too difficult for them to understand. My friend, don’t underestimate the Holy Spirit. Many elderly folks in our Mandarin and Hokkien services, who first heard about Jesus through the recorded messages given to them by their children, are now born again and attending church regularly. And they are so full of Jesus that they cannot stop talking about Him to their relatives and friends. Even for a young child like my daughter Jessica, when she was one year old, she would spontaneously raise her hands whenever she heard Christian songs, but not secular ones. My wife Wendy and I had never taught her how to recognize Christian songs. The only explanation we have is that Jessica was taught by the Lord Himself. (Isaiah 54:13) When Jessica turned two, she surprised us again. Wendy was tucking her in bed one night when Jessica looked at her and said, “Jesus died for Jessica because Jesus loves Jessica.” No one taught her to say that. But I remember looking at her when she was younger and by faith saying, “You know, darling, Jesus died for Jessica.” She just looked at me and I did not know whether she understood me then. I just believed that the Holy Spirit is a better teacher than I am. So don’t limit the Holy Spirit by saying things like, “The children are too young…My grandparents are not well-educated…My atheist friend won’t be interested…” Just send God’s Word into their lives by faith, and trust the Holy Spirit to do the teaching and imparting. For God says that no one has to teach anyone to know the Lord because all shall know Him, from the least, including little children, to the greatest! Joseph Prince is senior pastor of New Creation Church. He is a leading voice in proclaiming the gospel of grace around the world through his teaching resources and television ministry. He is known for teaching God’s Word in a fresh, practical and revelatory way that always unveils Jesus. His daily television program, Destined To Reign currently reaches millions of homes across North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Israel on both secular and Christian networks. Subscribe to Pastor Prince’s Daily Grace Inspiration HERE

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4 Stylish And Modest Ideas On How To Dress To Church

Nowadays a lot of people often ask one question: how to dress for church attendance? Some people can’t understand why they must wear some special clothes when they’re going to visit a church and why they can’t go there in their common comfortable for them outfits? Maybe someone says that it doesn’t matter how you dress going to the church and this is a thing of the past! Don’t listen to such person and don’t trust that it doesn’t matter! It matters… It really matters for you especially because your outfit can say a lot about you, about your attitude to faith and about the purity of your heart`s intent. Today there are many variations of modest church outfits that will help you to express your respect for the church and religion, but also will help you to look modern and trendy. Here are some clever ideas of proper church outfits for women. Midi skirts with a sweater, shirt or blouse Ladies, when you’re going to the church look at your wardrobe one more time and you’ll certainly find a midi skirt or maybe several midi skirts there. Any midi skirt is a nice choice for the church attendance, but pay attention to its color. Don’t forget that you should choose the clothes of the modest colors for church (don`t wear any bright or too colorful clothes). A sweater or a blouse of the mild colors without plunging necklines and with long sleeves half-or ¾-length sleeves fit perfectly for such purpose. Click on any image to enlarge Humble maxi skirts with a shirt, jacket or sweater Maxi skirts fit ideally for the church visit. But be careful! You shouldn’t wear a slit maxi skirt and avoid bright skirts. Be more moderate, prudent and temperate when choosing a suitable outfit for the church. One color skirt will fit the mild sweater or shirt. If you`d want to wear a T-shirt, it`s also possible just hide your shoulders with the help of the jacket or cardigan. Click on any image to enlarge Long, ¾-length, short sleeve midi and maxi dresses The dress is a common uniform for women in the church. There are three basic conditions for them: sleeves must be short, long or ¾-length, such dress shouldn`t have the neckline and the length of the dress should be right or below the knees. Before going to the church be sure that your dress is not too short and not too tight! Click on any image to enlarge   Appropriate shoes for church If you`re going to the church forget about trainers, aka heels and “prosti shoes”. In this case wear low-heeled shoes (your heels must be lower that 3 inches), ballet flats or any flat shoes. You see that it’s not so difficult to choose the right clothes and shoes for a church visit. You have to have the will to choose the appropriate outfit for church.   Click on any image to enlarge

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Spirit and Life Devotional: Humble Yourself Before God Humbles You

Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.  “Even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.” 2 Corinthians 12:7 NLT As we celebrate Easter, it’s important for us to meditate on the life of Christ. One very important thing that we learn from Him is humility. Allowing Himself to die on the cross was a revelation of His humility. The Bible says that He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. And because of His humility, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names. You will either humble yourself or God will humble you. Ask Nebuchadnezzar what God did to him. You see people who have achieved so little, it’s nothing really, ascribing glory and honour to themselves, looking down on others, so full of themselves. Resist pride in your life at all cost! I don’t care who you are or what you think you’ve got, stay humble!!! Follow @pastorchinae (Twitter), Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim (Facebook), Chinaemerem Ibezim (Google+), PIN: 568E2E56, www.facebook.com/spiritandlifedevotional, Join our BBM Channel, PIN: C004F1183

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Ikoyi $43 Million Is Part Of Amaechi Loot From Sale Of Rivers Gas Turbine – Wike

Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor has given the federal government an ultimatum of 7 days to return the $43million dollars found in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi  to the Rivers State government, failure which the State Government  will take legal measures to ensure  that it gets back her stolen  resources Governor Wike  also declared that the $43million dollars found in the luxury apartment  in Ikoyi belongs  to  the  Rivers State government. Governor Wike said that investigations by the Rivers State government revealed that the money was proceed from the sale of gas turbines by the immediate past Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi. Amaechi is now the transportation minister serving under President Muhammadu Buhari. He was publicly named by All Progressives Congress’ chieftains as the major financier of Buhari’s election. Some accounts say that Amaechi sponsored up to 80% of the multi-billion dollar adventure. Addressing journalists at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday night, April 14, 2017, Governor Wike said, “The money in question  belongs to the former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. We want to confirm that the houses in Ikoyi also belong to Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. “If you recollect in 2015, we said that gas turbines built by Former Governor Peter Odili were sold to Sahara Energy, business partners of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at $319million. “That money was used to sponsor the All Progressives Congress for the 2015 general elections. From the date of sale of the gas turbines to  May 29, 2015, the money depleted from $319million to $204,000. What was stashed at the Ikoyi residence  was part of that fund. “We have  facts to prove that the said money belongs to the Rivers State Government. The federal government must return our money”. Governor Wike  said all the stories being peddled about the money belonging to the National Intelligence Agency are false and mere face saving measures by the embattled APC Federal Government. He said: “As I speak to  you, the federal government is so embarrassed that this has happened. All the stories that the money belongs to the NIA are fake.” Governor Wike challenged the federal government to  set up  a panel of inquiry, which will sit publicly to investigate  the money, if it doubted the claim of the Rivers State government. He stated that the Rivers State government needs the money to complete an array of projects, insisting that on no account would this criminal activity be swept under the carpet. The governor said as long as the federal government continues to disturb the progress of Rivers State, so long will God throw the federal government into confusion. “We are giving them seven days to return  our money. Otherwise, we would  take legal action to recover our money. $43million  will help us complete  several  projects. We need that money for projects,” he said.

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Rivers State Gov’t Claims Ownership Of Ikoyi $43 Million, Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To FG

Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor has given the federal government an ultimatum of 7 days to return the $43million dollars found in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi  to the Rivers State government, failure which the State Government  will take legal measures to ensure  that it gets back her stolen  resources Governor Wike  also declared that the $43million dollars found in the luxury apartment  in Ikoyi belongs  to  the  Rivers State government. Governor Wike said that investigations by the Rivers State government revealed that the money was proceed from the sale of gas turbines by the immediate past Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi. Amaechi is now the transportation minister serving under President Muhammadu Buhari. He was publicly named by All Progressives Congress’ chieftains as the major financier of Buhari’s election. Some accounts say that Amaechi sponsored up to 80% of the multi-billion dollar adventure. Addressing journalists at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday night, April 14, 2017, Governor Wike said, “The money in question  belongs to the former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. We want to confirm that the houses in Ikoyi also belong to Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. “If you recollect in 2015, we said that gas turbines built by Former Governor Peter Odili were sold to Sahara Energy, business partners of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at $319million. “That money was used to sponsor the All Progressives Congress for the 2015 general elections. From the date of sale of the gas turbines to  May 29, 2015, the money depleted from $319million to $204,000. What was stashed at the Ikoyi residence  was part of that fund. “We have  facts to prove that the said money belongs to the Rivers State Government. The federal government must return our money”. Governor Wike  said all the stories being peddled about the money belonging to the National Intelligence Agency are false and mere face saving measures by the embattled APC Federal Government. He said: “As I speak to  you, the federal government is so embarrassed that this has happened. All the stories that the money belongs to the NIA are fake.” Governor Wike challenged the federal government to  set up  a panel of inquiry, which will sit publicly to investigate  the money, if it doubted the claim of the Rivers State government. He stated that the Rivers State government needs the money to complete an array of projects, insisting that on no account would this criminal activity be swept under the carpet. The governor said as long as the federal government continues to disturb the progress of Rivers State, so long will God throw the federal government into confusion. “We are giving them seven days to return  our money. Otherwise, we would  take legal action to recover our money. $43million  will help us complete  several  projects. We need that money for projects,” he said.

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