Saturday, December 24, 2016

City FM 105.1 Presents Praise In The City 2016

The 2016 Edition Of Praise In The City Concert is happening on Boxing day, 26th December at the Police College Grounds GRA Ikeja.

Christmas is that time of the year associated with giving and in line with this, your number One Lifestyle station, City Fm 105.1 is giving back immensely to show appreciation to God.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Top 5 Christmas traditions from around Nigeria

Christmas in Nigeria is a huge celebration for all the citizens, not only those who belong to the Christian faith. A lot of people travel home to their villages and the families who remain in town, come together to celebrate and have fun. From long parties on Christmas eve to caroling, feasting, and gift-giving, high spirit celebrations abound all through the season. However, there are certain customs and traditions that are unique and now associated with Nigerians for the holiday. While some are sweet, others strike us as rather quirky.

Jumia Travel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal has gathered up 5 of the favourite Christmas traditions from around the country. And if you totally relate to them or feel we left yours out, let us know in the comment section.

Christmas Cloth

No matter the tribe, religion or social status, Nigerians are known to go all out on shopping for the holidays, and most importantly, they select the most gorgeous of all apparels to wear on the 25th of December, the day marked out to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Some families go all out to make custom designs, identical fabrics or uniform colours for every single member of the family. In some areas, different families try to outdo each other by wearing elaborate styles when they go visiting on the day. It all adds to the holiday fun and excitement.

FG declares December 26, 27 2016, Jan 2nd 2017 public holidays in Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

The Federal Government in Nigeria has announced that the following days are public holidays in Nigeria.

They are:

  • December 26, 2016
  • December 27, 2016
  • January 2, 2017

These are to celebrate the Christmas and New Year days.

The announcement was made by Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, today.

Listen to "O Holy Night" with an African twist by Debo Adediran

Debo Adediran (a.k.a Deybourworships) is a worship minister at Elevation Church in Lagos Nigeria.

Hear his rendition of "O Holy Night". It is beautiful. It has an African twist.

Listen and enjoy.

Juliana Olayode aka Toyo Baby graces the cover of gemWoman magazine

The latest edition of gemWoman is out.

Juliana Olayode aka Toyo Baby graces the cover of gemWoman magazine. The fast rising actress, speaks on her career, role in Jenifa’s Diaries and sexual purity in this new issue.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New Video: Ahaa by Tim Godfrey

Tim Godfrey has just released a video for one of his songs - Ahaa!


Monday, December 19, 2016

New Audio: TY Bello feat. Nathaniel Bassey – Holy Ghost Air

Accomplished Gospel artiste TY Bello has released a new track - Holy Ghost Air.  This is a free flowing medley of sounds, chants and affirmations. The song features Nathaniel Bassey and his dexterity on the horns brings an atmosphere of sonic perfection to the composition. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Jumia Market Partners with African Kids And Teens Fashion Week

One of Jumia market’s strongest motive is to promote locally made products in Nigeria. At the recently completed African Kids and Teens Fashion Week,  Jumia Market was there to celebrate and promote African kid’s fashion designers. This 3 days long event took place at Ibis Hotel Ikeja with lots of upcoming and well-known designers showcasing their styles and brands.
Below are some of the pictures taken at the event.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

MMM Nigeria suspension of operations causes panic

Nigerians woke up today to social media agog with the news that Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) Nigeria had suspended operations till next year January.

Members got the following message when they logged into their accounts today.

One-Month Freezing of Confirmed Mavros 

Monday, December 12, 2016

New Music :: REWARD - 'Open Door' (RewardFaith)

Gbenye Faith Halliday, best known as Reward is a composer, choir trainer, music conductor and drums instructor who hails from Bonny Island, Rivers State. He is a prolific and talented drummer.

Reward, popularly known for his vocal strength and dexterity, started music at a very tender age of 5 when he joined the children's choir at Fountain Of Praise (Church), Ibadan, Pastored by Rev Columba Niboro now based in America.

New Video: Elevate - Heph B Ft. Morientez (@dArealHEPHB)

The US Bases Award Winning Artist Heph B AKA Linkupbwoy has finally dropped the official Visual to his hit single ELEVATE featuring Morientez.

This song speaks so much life message, how God has transformed and change things around for him at a point when he Struggled now to been fully blessed all around.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Over 50 people feared dead after church roof in Uyo collapses

About 50 people are feared dead after the roof of the building of the Reigners Bible Church in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, collapsed during a church service.

This was a temporary structure that was put pending the completion of the church's main structure.

The Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel, was in the church when the roof collapsed but he narrowly escaped and is unhurt.

The Governor said there would be an investigation to ascertain whether the temporary building was put up according to the building safety standards.

The President has expressed "deep sorrow" over the incident.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Anja Ringgren Lovén is the world's most inspiring person for 2016 - OOOM Magazine

According to OOOM Magazine, a Scandinavian media company, Anja Ringgren Lovén is the world's most inspiring person for 2016.

The magazine listed the top 10 as follows (as selected by an international jury):
  1. Anja Ringgren Lovén
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Charlize Theron
  4. Pope Francis
  5. Leonardo DiCaprio
  6. Dalai Lama
  7. Mark Zuckerberg
  8. Malala Yousafzai
  9. Bob Dylan
  10. Elon Musk
Anja, a Danish worker based in Nigeria, is well known for saving the life of a young Nigerian boy (now called Hope) who was left to die by his family because they thought he was a witch. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Metamoforces presents "Interwoven" a stage play - Sunday, December 11

Want a good family stage play to watch this weekend? See "Interwoven"

Metamoforces presents "Interwoven". Interwoven is a story of a young, naive village girl who got pregnant mysteriously following a prophecy from an unlikely source and how her family had to cope and deal with the political intrigues that followed.

The stage play stars Deyemi Okanlawon, Olayode Julian (aka Toyo Baby), Gabriel Akinfesola, Abiodun Mabadeje and Hameed Lawal

It is directed by Dr. Gbenga Kuponiyi (popularly known as Dr. Gb). He is an Actor, Playwright, Director, Producer and Worship Leader. He is a Consultant Public Health Physician.

Date: Sunday, December 11
Time:  Red Carpet (4.00p.m.), Main Show (5.00p.m.)
Tickets: N2,500
Venue: UNILAG Main Auditorium

Check out the trailer below.

Shekinah Nite (Christmas Edition) takes place on Saturday, 10th of December. Be there

Shekinah Nite, Christmas edition holds on Saturday, 10th of December. 

Here is a special invitation to all from the conveners, Agu and Alero Imo


Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

As we draw the curtain on Shekinah Nite for the year, it is our pleasure to invite you along with your family and friends to attend and participate in the Christmas Special event which will hold on Saturday the 10th day of December 2016 at #13, Otunba Adeleke Adeshina Street, Lekki, Phase 1 from 5:00pm.

In this special event, it is our pleasure to have in the house, our brother, friend and devout servant of the Most High God, Wale Adenuga, who as well as being a pastor of the Word, is the composer of notable church songs that include: ‘Today’, ‘Hosanna’ and others. Also ministering at the event is our very own Funmi Sax, who returns from an amazing experience in London where she ministered at the Festival of Life. Funmi has over the years evolved into a competent and fully anointed worshipper and saxophonist.

Uber partners with Slum2School to make "Giving" possible this festive season

Uber has partnered with Slum2School to make "Giving" possible this festive season in its UberGIVING initiative.

This Saturday, 10th of December, Uber is using its technology to help Nigerians to give back to those in need. All you simply do is tap a button, and watch as an UberGIVING driver-partner arrives at your doorstep to pick up your donations. Donating those much needed items has never been this quick and convenient!

Happy Birthday, Reverend Dr. Chris Oyakhilome of Believers' Loveworld Incorporated.

Happy Birthday to Rev. Dr.  Chris Oyakhilome, founding president of Believers' Loveworld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, a Bible-based Christian ministry headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.

He turns 52 today.

Here is a tribute to him from Christ Embassy.Org Online Missions

Monday, December 5, 2016

New Music: Holy Is The Father – Ayobamidele [@ayoobamidele001

Ayobamidele is out with another official single titled Holy Is The Father from his debut trending album – It’s Your Grace

Holy Is The Father is a song inspired by a glimpse of how holy God is, during a great worship experience when the spirit of God filled the Church and there were testimonies of miracles.

Ayobamidele is a music minister, a song writer, a voice coach and a child of God. He was mentored and trained by minister Efe Nathan and Tosin bee, just to mention a few. Ayobamidele was formally the lead vocalist of the Nigerian Foremost Gospel Rock Band called “GFORCE” or the Gospel Force, He is being pastored by Pastor Gbenga and Pastor (Mrs.) Wuraola Tapere of RCCG The New House, Victoria island Lagos. He aims to reach the world with the gospel of JESUS CHRIST in words and song, so all those who are bound can be free.

The song was produced, mixed and mastered by Bode Afolabi.

Listen and Enjoy

Saturday, December 3, 2016

New Music : LABEL - ADURA | Prod. By Oniyo | @Labelicon

Adeyeye Abel Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name "LABEL" is a talented singer who hails from osun state, Nigeria, with a mandate to change the world via music. He is the last born in a loving family of eight and a graduate of computer science from Lagos state University.

Adeleke started his musical career professionally in 2007 and since then, worked with great names like Psalmos and more as they will be unveiled soon.

Currently signed under TalkingBeatz Records as a recording artist, LABEL's Lyrical prowess has pitched him to the spotlight of fame following the release of his hit singles'Grace' and 'No Be Man' featuring Psalmos. His genre of music is a fusion of Afrobeats, highlife and Hip-hop which expresses African root in modern beauty.

LABEL is out with yet another hit song titled 'ADURA' - Produced by ace producer & CEO TalkingBeatz records Dekunle Oniyo.

Listen and Enjoy!


New Music: Defender by Frank Edwards

Here’s a new track from award winning artist, Frank Edwards. It’s titled "Defender" and is a smooth groovy track that acknowledges Jesus’ love for his children and the victory he brought us, and now we fight from victory not for victory.

It’s a testimony I’m sure many can relate with. 

Listen, dance and Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bethel Victory Convention 2016 takes place from 29 Nov - 4 Dec 2016

Victorious Army Ministries International presents Bethel Victory Convention 2016.

The theme is "My Season of Favour"

Visiting Ministers include:
  • Bishop Mike Okonkwo
  • Bishop Tudor Bismark
  • Bishop Wayne Malcolm
  • Pastor Isaac Adeleke

Trinity House presents Vinesong - Wednesday 30th November 2016

Come Worship God with us this special Wednesday 30th November 2016 with Vinesong live at Trinity House from 6pm. 

Vinesong is a touring non-denominational International Christian ministry who spread the gospel through worship and the word almost 11 months of every year. This UK Based team of missionaries with popular worship songs like; Let Your "Living Water Flow Over My Soul","Peace Like a River" and many more, now lead entire worship services in 9 languages and can sing songs in over 20 languages. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

New Video: Oyoyoma by Onos Brisibi

Multiple award winner and American based gospel artist, Onos Brisibi has released the official video of her hit track Oyoyoma. She released the song in December 2015. The making of Oyoyoma is set in Atlanta and is directed by one of Nigeria finest movie makers based in Atlanta USA., Robert Peters.

Onos who is set to release her latest album first quarter of 2017, is putting finishing touches to the new album with hit songs – Our God is Great, Oyoyoma, Ikariri (Bigger), Greater and many more that is sure to impart lives.

New Video: Grateful by Stella Damasus

This is The Official Music Video to the song GRATEFUL performed by Stella Damasus from THE ALTERNATIVE ALBUM. The song is the official soundtrack to the movie BETWEEN produced by Daniel Ademinokan & Stella Damasus for INDEX TWO STUDIOS.

Video Directed by DaBishop
Produced by Index Two Studios

Muyiwa & Riversongz – Eko Ile wins best Gospel act at 14th annual Urban Music Awards

Nigerian-British gospel musician, Muyiwa Olarewaju and the group "Riversongz" with the entry "Eko Ile" has won the best Gospel act at the Urban Music Awards. ("Eko Ile" means "Lagos is home" in Yoruba language)

The award ceremony took place in London on the 26th of November 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Test Your Heaven IQ: What does the Bible say?

Have fun taking this quiz on the topic of Heaven and the New Jerusalem.

Let us know what you scored. Share

New Music : El Light - 'Glory To The Lamb' | @El_Lightt

El Light is Back! Following the successful release of his debut single 'I Praise You' and it colorful visual, the sensational gospel singer, guitarist & CEO Light Nation records unwraps yet another lovely song titled 'Glory To The Lamb'

Talking about the song, He says ~ "Nothing comes free in this world ,The free salvation we received has been paid for by someone, which is our Lord Jesus Christ - The lamb who gave up himself for our sake.

This song is calling us back to acknowledge Jesus the Lamb of God that was slained for our sins and inequities. He deserve all the glory in heaven and earth for this sacrifice. Glory to the lamb!"

Listen and Enjoy!

Museum of the Bible unveils $42M high-tech experience

Recently Museum of the Bible debuted a comprehensive ecosystem of technology: a $42 million investment in a visitor experience that will be unrivaled in the industry when the museum that invites all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible opens in D.C. in late 2017.
The unveiling of the museum’s technology roadmap and leading-edge components included the announcement of a provisional patent application and demonstrations of technologies in development that together will create an ultra-modern museum experience.

“Museum of the Bible’s team of innovators, in concert with some of the world’s leading creative and technical minds, has dedicated itself to building the most technologically advanced museum in the world,” said Cary Summers, president of Museum of the Bible. “This team brought together the most impressive electronic systems in the world, dreamed up how to create the best museum experience and then invented the rest of the tools they needed to bring our guests the most interactive, memorable experience possible.”

TemiBelle Releases Debut Single 'Ayo Mi' ft. Psalmos | @TemiBelle @PsalmosOfficial

TemiBelle, whose real names are Ebunoluwa Oladipupo-Olowe is a vibrant, spiritual and dynamic gospel music minister. She makes a remarkable entry into the music scene with the release of her debut single titled 'Ayo Mi'.

'Ayo Mi' produced by Award winning producer, Dekunle-Oniyo of TalkingBeatz Records, features vocal powerhouse Psalmos.

'Ayo Mi' is a masterpiece which showcase TemiBelle's resonant Angelic voice.

Play, Listen & Share!


About TemiBelle

Ebunoluwa Oladipupo-Olowe (Temibelle) is a worshipper and lover of Christ who derives great joy and pleasure in leading people into the presence of God. She attended Lagos state model college, meiran and then studied accounting at zenith university college, Accra. She's currently studying business administration at the university of Lagos.

Temibelle started her musical career in C&S church at a very tender age before joining world evangelism bible church (WEBC) in 2007. She is currently a member of the National praise team of RCCG (Redeemed Christian Church of God) and also a praise leader at RCCG King's Court, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Over the years TemiBelle has worked with great music ministers like Pst Paul Tao Elshadai, Psalmos, Big bolaji, Image, Yetunde Are and many more. She is currently signed under TalkingBeatz records.

Temibelle is happily married to an entertainer and event planner popularly called Olulemon.

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro dies at the age of 90

The great Cuban revolutionary, Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90. 

According to his brother, President Paul Castro, "The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening (03:29 GMT Saturday)." 
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before he handed over to his brother Raul in 2008 due to a gastrointestinal ailment which forced him to hand over the presidency to provisionally at first and then permanently.

Fidel Castro Ruz was born Aug. 13, 1926. He attended the University of Havana, where he bagged degrees in law and social science. His life as a rebel began in 1953 with a reckless attack on the Moncada military barracks in the eastern city of Santiago.

"I'll be 90 years old soon," Castro said at an April 2016 communist party congress where he made his most extensive public appearance in years. "Soon I'll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof that on this planet, if one works with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and cultural goods that human beings need and that need to be fought for without ever giving up."

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Experience comes up on the 2nd of December in Lagos, Nigeria

The 2016 edition of "The Experience" is coming up on the 2nd of December 2016. The Theme of this year's event is "Revealing Jesus"

The Experience is an Interdenominational Gospel concert that features some of the best-known musical talents of our time. The Event, which debuted in December 2006 with over 70,000 persons in attendance rapidly gained momentum at its second outing with a quantum leap in attendance of well over 700,000 people. The Experience has now become known as the largest musical concert in Africa.

Yolanda Adams and Common singing "Glory" at the BET's #ThankYouObama event

This is an awesome rendition of "Glory" by gospel singer, Yolanda Adams and rapper/actor, Common at BET's #ThankYouObama event at the South Lawn in The White House. November 2016.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Covenant Christian Centre's WAFBEC will be from 27th Jan - 3rd Feb 2017

The Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Pastor Poju Oyemade, has announced that the annual West Africa Believer’s Convention (WAFBEC) will take place as from the 27th of Jan to 3rd of Feb 2017.

He made this announcement on his Facebook page saying;
Mark this on your calendar(27th of Jan to 3rd of Feb 2017) . A great work will be wrought by God within us all.
He has not mentioned the names of the Ministers that will grace the 2017 edition yet.  Some of the Ministers that have come for previous editions include Bishop Oyedepo, Dr. Mike Murdock, Dr. Bill Winston, Bishop Francis Wale Oke and more.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Redeemed Christian Church of God presents 2016 Holy Ghost Congress - Dec 5th - 201th

The annual Holy Ghost Congress will take place as from December 5th - 10th 2016.

The theme of this year's meeting is COMPLETE RESTORATION.

Venue: Redemption Camp

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Video: Watch footage of Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton wedding in Paris - Nov. 11

Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon

On the 11th of November, Adrienne Bailon and Gospel artist Israel Houghton got married in Paris. Adrienne Bailon is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, actress, dancer and television personality. 

Adrienne is a co-host on "The Real" show and the video clips were released on the show
Here are a couple of the videos.

Part 1.

Part 2

Monday, November 14, 2016

Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) launches One Hallelujah Records, OHR

Interesting times are here for all ardent follower of gospel music with the launch and unveiling of a record label by the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG). The launch and unveiling event which took place at the Eko Hotels & Suites on Sunday November 6, 2016 and the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Tuesday, November 8, 20016 showcased popular and revered saxophonist, Pastor Kunle Ajayi, the amazing testimony crooner Tosin Bee, Michael Akingbala RCCG Rock Star, Funke Akinokun the multi-lingual praise singer, Rebecca Ogolo, Bukola Bekes and Oba.

In his goodwill and visioning message on the record label, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye said “in the world of joyful noise that goes for music and in the absence of people with meaningful songs have caused the world to accept the only alternative that is available but the almighty God like songs, hymns that can calm nerves, send out demons and can draw the soul of men and women closer to God but unfortunately people with such talent do not have a platform to excel and that is the purpose of RCCG setting up One Hallelujah Records so that those that can actually sing meaningful songs that can bring down the presence of God will have a platform…”. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Platform Nigeria presents "Young Professionals Bootcamp" to enable young adults succeed in their workplace

The Platform Nigeria, an initiative of Covenant Christian Centre is organising a "Young Professionals Bootcamp" - a 5 day in residence program for high potential 20-25 year olds to learn world class practical training for success in the marketplace.

Only 300 participants will be admitted. They will be selected annually from a pool of numerous applications received and will go through a 5 day intensive professional bootcamp. At the end of the training, best performers will be selected and given fantastic opportunities and rewards. This year’s edition has been streamlined into 5 key sectors:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public Sector/Social Entrepreneur
  • Creative Industry
  • Corporate/career
  • Politics/Governance
Register today at 

Registration closes on the 16th of November.

Shekinah Nite holds its15th Anniversary on 12 Nov.

The promoters of Shekinah Nite, Alero and Agu Imo will be holding the 15th anniversary of Shekinah Nite today, 12th November 2016.

Shekinah Nite is a monthly Christian musical event (2nd Sat) which presents Jesus Christ to a dark generation as the source of light and life utilising praise and worship!

See the announcement below

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Steve harvey shares story on a Dad's creative of dissuading his daughter from posting revealing photos

What would you as a Dad do, to dissuade your daughter from posting revealing photos on social media?

Here is what a creative Dad did.

Check it out in the video below

Video: Kenneth Copeland, Paula White praying for Donald Trump before the elections

A video is making rounds about top American pastors praying for Donald Trump before the elections. The pastors which include Kenneth Copeland, Paula White stretched their hands towards him and took turns to pray for him.

It was published on Sep 30, 2015.

Watch it below.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

40 people reportedly killed by gunmen in Zamfara State in Nigeria

40 people have been reportedly gunned down by unknown gun wielding people at a mining field in Bindim village located in Maru local government area of the State..

The Police in Zamfara state have disclosed through the Public Relations Officer (PRO) that the gunmen were cattle rustlers.

The PRO, Mr Shehu Muhammad said that the command had yet to ascertain the actual number of those killed during the mayhem; although residents said over 40 people were killed.

Donald Trump elected as the next President of the United States of America

Donald Trump has won the US Presidential elections and will now be the 45th President of the United States of America.

According to the AP, Trump won the race with 56,897,955 popular votes and 276 electoral votes, compared with 55,877,015 popular votes and 218 electoral votes for Clinton.

At his first speech after the results, he stated that he had received a congratulatory message from Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate.

He called on everyone to come together to build to a great nation.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Video: Archaeologists expose the tomb of Jesus Christ for the first time

Archaeologists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ for the first time.

The most venerated site in the Christian world, the tomb today consists of a limestone shelf or burial bed that was hewn from the wall of a cave. Since at least 1555, and most likely centuries earlier, the burial bed has been covered in marble cladding, allegedly to prevent eager pilgrims from removing bits of the original rock as souvenirs.

When the marble cladding was first removed on the night of October 26, an initial inspection by the conservation team from the National Technical University of Athens showed only a layer of fill material underneath. However, as researchers continued their nonstop work over the course of 60 hours, another marble slab with a cross carved into its surface was exposed. By the night of October 28, just hours before the tomb was to be resealed, the original limestone burial bed was revealed intact.

"I'm absolutely amazed. My knees are shaking a little bit because I wasn't expecting this,” said Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic's archaeologist-in-residence.

Christians observe International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church today, 6th November

Christians all over the world are praying for persecuted christians today. Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2016. 

"At no other time in history have Christians been as persecuted as they are now," says Dr. Vernon Brewer, president and founder of the Christian humanitarian organization World Help, in a statement. "Some estimate more Christians have been martyred for their faith in the past century than in the previous 19 combined, and persecution in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia seems to be on the rise."

"From merciless killing, destruction of churches and buildings, to being forced to denounce Jesus as their Lord, Christians are being stripped of the ability to follow Christ in safety and freedom," says Open Doors USA on its website, urging Christians to join them in praying for the persecuted church on Sunday.

Brewer draws attention to the IDOP coming just two days before the U.S. Election Day.

5 unique ways people show affection in Eastern Nigeria

The eastern part of Nigeria, largely dominated by people from the Igbo tribe, is a unique place to visit or live in. Aside from serene environs stretched over the area and the generally low cost of living, there is a profound exhibition of culture and deep respect for customs and tradition; and this affects how the locals interact and relate with others around the country and world at large.

Basically, people living in the eastern area are far more emotionally reserved than their counterparts in the Western or Northern parts of the country and some visitors find this disconcerting. The truth, however, is that they can actually be both affectionate and demonstrative when it comes to showing affection, though, they may not show it in the way that is expected. To help visitors looking to understand the lifestyle of these people, Jumia Travel reveals 5 unique ways people in eastern Nigeria show affection.

Hail with praise names and titles

A very common way people in the eastern parts of Nigeria, especially Aba and Owerri, show affection is by hailing the person with fancy titles and praise phrases. Some of the popular appellations include Chief, Oga, odum, Eze e.t.c. They also use phrases that tend to exalt the person being referred to, such as “onye Isi” meaning “the man man”, “Nwoke ukwu” meaning “Big guy”.

Join the Kwavithon 5KM Run/Walk in support of the Mirabel Centre - #MiraclesForMirabel

Get your family and friends involved as we come together to keep the doors of Mirabel Centre open – a sexual assault referral centre which is the first SARC in Nigeria and the second in West Africa that provides free counselling and medical support for victims of rape and sexual assault.

Organised by International Lifestyle Coach, Kwavi Agbeyegbe, Kwavithon 5KM Run/Walk is set to support the Mirabel Centre, and also create awareness. Sign up and lace up for a fun day out for the adults and the kids set to hold on the 12th of November, 2016.

It’s a 5KM run/walk for the Adults and also not leaving out the kids of the fun there will be a Kid’s run. Participants get a running shirt and medals so you are reminded of the good cause done to keep Mirabel Centre running.
  • Adults – NGN3,000
  • Children – NGN500
All proceeds go to the Mirabel Centre, so bring your friends and family on the 12th of November to support a good cause and let’s make it a fun family day out. You can sign up here

You can make payments to:
Zenith Bank
Global Grace Representative Office
Account number – 1014798350

So, join the movement by walking or running to raise funds to prevent the Mirabel Centre from closing its doors, a centre that provides holistic and high quality medical and psychosocial services to survivors of rape and sexual assault.

Pope Francis reiterates ban on women ordained as Catholic Priests

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at Armenia on June 26, 2016.
Pope Francis said on Tuesday he believes the Roman Catholic Church's ban on women becoming priests is forever and will never be changed, in some of his most definitive remarks on the issue.
He was speaking aboard a plane taking him back to Rome from Sweden, in the freewheeling news conference with reporters that has become a tradition of his return flights from trips abroad.
A Swedish female reporter noted that the head of the Lutheran Church who welcomed him in Sweden was a woman, and then asked if he thought the Catholic Church could allow women to be ordained as ministers in coming decades.
"St. Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on this and it stands, this stands," Francis said.


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Francis was referring to a 1994 document by Pope John Paul that closed the door on a female priesthood. The Vatican says this teaching is an infallible part of Catholic tradition.
The reporter then pressed the pope, asking: "But forever, forever? Never, never?"
Francis responded: "If we read carefully the declaration by St. John Paul II, it is going in that direction."
Francis has previously said that the door to women's ordination is closed, but proponents of a female priesthood are hoping that a future pope might overturn the decision, particularly because of the shortage of priests around the world.
In reaction, The Women's Ordination Conference, a group that promotes a female priesthood, said in a statement that "Patriarchy Will Not Have the Last Word."
WOC said it was "profoundly disappointed" by the pope's comments, calling the document the pope referred to "outdated, fallible and painful".
The Catholic Church teaches that women cannot be ordained priests because Jesus willingly chose only men as his apostles. Those calling for women priests say he was only following the norms of his time.
"The Church cannot be afraid to examine customs when they no longer communicate or resonate with the Gospel. A Church that is not open to the gifts of half of its membership is unsustainable and out-of-touch with the needs of its people," WOC said.
In August, Francis set up a commission to study the role of women deacons in early Christianity, raising hopes among equality campaigners that women could one day have a greater say in the 1.2 billion-member Church.
Deacons, like priests, are ordained ministers and must be men. They cannot celebrate Mass, the Catholic Church's central rite, but they are allowed to preach and teach in the name of the Church, and to baptize and conduct wake and funeral services.
The Church barred women from becoming deacons centuries ago.
Scholars debate the precise role of women deacons in the early Church. Some say they were ordained to minister only to other women, for instance in baptismal immersion rites. Others believe they were on a par with male deacons.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis has reiterated the Catholic Church's stance on the issue of women priests. 

He made this assertion recently when speaking to reporters aboard a plane taking him back to Rome from Sweden.

A Swedish female reporter had asked him if he thought the Catholic Church could allow women to be ordained as ministers in coming decades; in so far as the head of the Lutheran church who welcomed him in Sweden was a woman.

Pope Francis said: "St. Pope John Paul II had the last word on this and it stands, this stands." He was referring to a 1994 document by Pope John Paul that excluded woemn from being priests. The Vatican says this teaching is an infallible part of the Catholic church.

Even when the reporter pressed further by saying, "But forever, forever? Never, never?

The Pope responded: "If we read carefully the declaration by St. John Paul II, it is going in that direction."

The Catholic Church teaches that women cannot be ordained priests becasue Jesus only chose men to be His apostles.
Pope Francis said on Tuesday he believes the Roman Catholic Church's ban on women becoming priests is forever and will never be changed, in some of his most definitive remarks on the issue.
He was speaking aboard a plane taking him back to Rome from Sweden, in the freewheeling news conference with reporters that has become a tradition of his return flights from trips abroad.


New Video: Nara Ekele - John Godfrey (@johngodfrey42)

After pouring his heart out to God in his last single YOUR GRACE featuring Onos, John Godfrey has decided to release the video of one of his song Nara Ekele.

NARA EKELE, which in English means "Receive all the praise", was released in November 2015. God has used and still using this song to bless so many lives, with testimony coming to the glory of God.

This song Nara Ekele has a way of connecting you in worship of the Almighty and bringing you into the presence of the Almighty God.

Here comes the visuals for this classic worship song.

Watch Video Below:

Praise Unplugged 1.0 With Shijuadey - 13th Nov 2016 (@ShijuadeySings)

Shijuadey and Her Divine Crew In Collaboration With Royal Records Presents Praise Unplugged 1.0

Venue: RCCG Pentecostal House, 2/4 Adefela Marcus Street, Off Powerline Egbeda Lagos

Date: 13th Nov; 2016

Time: RedCarpet 2pm | Ministration: 3pm

Ministering: Shijuadey, Divine Crew, Ayan Jesu, Onome Akeni, High Priest Band, Shekianh Glory , Alabaster Sax & Pentecostal Zonal Mass Choir

Supported By: Gospel Hotspot Radio, eBlack Pride, Amen Radio, Gospel Crib, Royal Records, Miracle Fingers Photos, Proudly Gospel, Pricherman116, Gospotainment, Gmusic Plus, Gospel Centric, Selah Afik, Gospogroove, Naija Gospel Beatz, Stand Strong Magazine & Gospel Naija


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