Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blasts rock two churches in north Nigeria's Bauchi

Explosions struck two churches in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi on Sunday, witnesses said, destroying one of them completely, although there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Bauchi township resident Garbi Ali said he heard two explosions at around 2 a.m. on Sunday, before anyone would be likely to be in church, and went out to investigate.

"One of the churches was at the railway line. They just destroyed the gate. But the other one at Fadama was completely destroyed and the roof collapsed," he told Reuters by telephone, adding that he did not think there were any casualties.

Source: Reuters

No one is yet to claim responsibility but it seems to be the handiwork of Boko Haram

Sunday, January 15, 2012

FACTS YOU MUST KNOW: SUBSIDY MADE SIMPLE by Pastor Tunde Bakare

Being Text of Speech delivered live at the Latterrain Assembly, Lagos, Nigeria – Sunday, January 15th, 2012.

To subsidise is to sell a product below the cost of production. Since the federal government has been secretive about the state of our refineries and their production capacity, we will focus on importation rather than production. So, in essence, within the Nigerian Fuel Subsidy context, to subsidise is to sell petrol below the cost of importation.

The Nigerian government claims that Nigerians consume 34 million litres of petrol per day. The government has also said publicly that N141 per litre is the unsubsidised pump price of petrol imported into Nigeria. (N131.70 kobo being the landing price and N9.30 kobo being profit.)

Daily Fuel Consumption: 34 million litres
Cost at Pump: N141.00
No. of days in a regular year: 365 days
Total cost of all petrol imported yearly into Nigeria:

Litres Naira Days
34m x 141 x 365 = N1.75 trillion

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton out January 13, 2012


Joyful Noise ....Out in Cinemas January 13, 2012


The Plot

After the untimely death of a small-town choir director (Kris Kristofferson) in Georgia, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), a no-nonsense single mother of two teens, takes control of the choir using the traditional Gospel style that their Pastor Dale (Courtney B. Vance) approves of. However, the director's widow, G.G. Sparrow (Parton), believes she should have been given the position. G.G. the major donor to their church, comes to believe that a more contemporary sound would be more successful for the choir. Tough times in the town lead to budget problems that threaten to close down the choir, at the same time as the town needs the choir's inspiring music more than ever.

Vi Rose has a son, Walter (Dexter Darden), who has Asperger syndrome, and a talented, pretty and anxious-to-date teenage daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer). G.G. has recently begun caring for her rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan). A romance blossoms between Olivia and Randy, who, like most of the young people in the choir, support G.G.'s push to modernize the choir's style. Each of the young people, however, has a rival suitor. Ultimately, the two women overcome their differences and steer the choir toward a slot in the annual national "Joyful Noise" choir competition where they face their biggest competition, the kids of OLPT choir.

Watch Out!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Marwa condemns killing of Christians


Governorship candidate of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in Saturdays’ election in Adamawa State, General Buba Marwa, has condoled with the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Adamawa State chapter, over the death of their Christian brethren in the hands of gunmen, saying the act is totally condemnable.

In a condolence letter to CAN, he said: “We received with great shock the needless loss of lives of our brothers and sisters in the dastardly circumstances in Mubi and Yola North.

“My Campaign Organisation totally condemns the needless killings and prays that it never occur again in Adamawa State.”

“As I said shortly after the incidents, it is my belief that the killings were politically-motivated to achieve a political goal like creating a semblance of general insecurity in the state.”

“I however, join millions of good people of Adamawa State in praying that the innocent souls of our deceased rest in the bosom of the lord.

“On behalf of my family and the entire members of the Marwa Campaign Organisation, I wish to pay our condolences over this ill-timed and great loss.

“I also wish to call on CAN Adamawa State to pray for a peaceful and trouble-free election on Saturday.”

Source: Vanguard

Monday, January 9, 2012

Boko Haram attack claims 12 christian lives in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Gunmen, suspected to be members of Boko Haram, yesterday, attacked Christ Apostolic Church in Yola, Adamawa State capital, killing 11 worshippers. Another member died in hospital from bullet wounds.

News of the shooting made residents, mostly non-indigenes, to flee their homes in the night and seek refuge at the General Jalo Army Barracks, Yola, for fear of being killed.

It was learnt that the unknown gunmen, who rode on motorcycles, entered the church and opened fire on the worshippers. 11 members reportedly died on the spot and several others sustained bullet wounds.

One of the wounded church members reportedly died later, bringing the number of those who died to 12, even as five others are in critical conditions at the Specialist Hospital, Yola.

Last Friday, 12 mourners were killed in Mubi, the commercial nerve centre of the state by suspected members of Boko Haram sect.

Those killed were allegedly holding a meeting on how to raise money to convey home the remains of three of their relatives earlier shot dead by members of the sect on Thursday before they were attacked.

Police in the state said they were investigating the incidents.

Source: Vanguard

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year - 2012


This is to wish you all a wonderful 2012.

2012 holds great things for us all. May the Almighty God bless the work of our hands. 
May we be fruitful in what we put our hands. 
May we walk along the path He has ordained for us. 
AMEN.

Have a wonderful year.

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