Monday, October 31, 2016

Watch the trailer of "The Birth Of A Nation" due for release in Nigeria on the 18th of November



"The Birth of a Nation" is 2016 American drama film based on the story of a slave Nat Turner who led slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. 

Co-written, co-produced and directed by Nate Parker (in his directorial debut), it stars Parker as Turner, with Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union in supporting roles.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Should Christians join in celebrating halloween?

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October 31 is halloween and I am sure some Christians would think that there is nothing wrong in celebrating this day. "It is just a day to wear special costumes. I mean there are many celebrities celebrating this day. So there is nothing wrong with it. Or is there?"

As a Christian, it behoves on you to first dig into the history of the celebration and understand what it is all about. After the investigation, you can now ask the question again.

Some Christians think halloween is just about trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. Surely there is nothing wrong about this..

Well, let's look at some of the facts:

  1. Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic pagan festival of Samhain. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead.
  2. As Christianity swept through Europe, the Catholic Church sought to erase this pagan ritual by adapting the May 13 Christian Feast of All Holy Martyrs, to coincide with Samhain. Pope Gregory IV in 837AD, renamed the festival to the Fest of All Saints.
  3. Some of the Celts wore ghoulish costumes so that wandering spirits would mistake them for one of their own and leave them alone. Others offered sweets to the spirits to appease them. Hence the custom of trick or treating
  4. The Bible warns: “There must never be anyone among you who . . . consults ghosts or spirits, or calls up the dead.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12, The Jerusalem Bible)
  5. What are we saying when we dress up like witches and scary characters? Who are we edifying?
So let's ask ourselves the question again. Should Christians join in celebrating Halloween?

What do you think?

Is it cute when we dress our kids like the devil (or witches, ghouls, scary characters, etc.)? Isn't it, well, demonic?
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/why-christians-absolutely-should-not-celebrate-halloween-171144/#ZkQETMx75RbvAerO.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Communion Christian Centre presents Holy Ghost Conference #IGC16 - (October 28 - 29)





For the first time in the history of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife....registration is really required to attend a meeting/programme and within 2 weeks or so, over 750 people have registered for #HGC16. Over 60 pastors, ministers and other dignitaries are attending from far (Abuja, Ibadan, Lagos, Ilorin, etc) and near.

Every participant need to register for a seat reservation. The entire sessions of the Holy Ghost Conference is free but registration is required. Delayed registration may land you in any of our big extensions.


Join us this friday 6pm, Saturday 6am and 6pm for an encounter with life and destiny as we host our father, pastor Poju Oyemade , Senior Pastor, Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos.

Music ministration by Minister David Nkennor , a psalmist of the most high God.

Be expectant!!!

I love and celebrate you all

God bless you.

Watch Pentatonix's rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". It is awesome



Acapella group, Pentatonix has come out with their version of Leonard Cohen's famous song "Hallelujah".

This song has been sung by so many people but Pentatonix's version has a special twist. The group Pentatonix consists of five vocalists: Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola (Nigerian), and Mitch Grassi. They are all from Arlington, Texas, United States.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Interswitch launches Church Management solution to ease administration



L-R: Nana Prempeh, Co-founder/Chief Executive Officer, Asoriba, Chinyere Don Okhuofu, Divisional Chief Executive Officer, Industry Vertical Markets, Interswitch, Peter O’Toole, Chief Finance Officer, Interswitch Group, Cherry Eromosele, Chief Marketing Officer, Interswitch Group and Saviour Dzage, Co-founder Asoriba



Interswitch has launched a church management solution to ease some of the major administrative, database, accounting and reconciliation challenges that churches face.

This new offering, Interswitch Church Solutions, was unveiled at a media briefing held today. According to Interswitch, the solution was developed based on the appreciation of the unique requirements of religious organizations in Nigeria, in terms of enterprise resource planning and payment management.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Viral Video: Wedding couple dance to ‘Bank Alert’ by P-Square

This video has gone viral and you would love it too. It is a wedding dance by a couple (Owen and Lexa) from Malawi and they are dancing to P-Square's latest song - Bank Alert.

Enjoy


Comedian "I Go Die" chats with the Vice President and Pastor, Professor Yemi Osinbajo....What are they talking about?


























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New Trailer: Stephanie Okereke Linus stars in a Hollywood film titled "Boonville Redemption".




Stephanie Okereke Linus stars in a new Hollywood film as Doris, a second generation slave from Nigeria, now in America. The film, Boonville Redemption, is a story of God’s forgiveness and His ability to fix broken lives. The film is set in Boonville, California, 1906.

Doris is a free woman and she lives with her Uncle. She forms a special bond with the main character of the film, Melinda.

Synopsis

Thirteen year-old Melinda is angry about the hand life has dealt her. Being born out of wedlock and scorned by many, Melinda desperately wants to know what happened to her real father. No one will tell her.

Alice, Melinda’s mother, feels that God has abandoned her and now relies on superstitions to cope with her guilt.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Listen to Nathaniel Bassey's Efik/Ibibio song from the new album "This God is too good"



Anointed Gospel artist, Nathaniel Bassey, shared a simple song on his Facebook page from his new album "This God is too Good".

The song is in Efik/Ibibio and it means "Oh Jehovah, I will raise up Your banner"

Listen and be blessed


Watch Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween Official Trailer. It is now out in the cinemas



Tyler Perry has come out with a Madea Halloween film titled "Boo! A Madea Halloween"

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Not sure about celebrating halloween but it seems Madea is also not keen in it too.



Friday, October 21, 2016

Music: In Your Name – Doyin Godwin (@doyingodwin)






The song “In Your Name” is one of the songs from Doyin Godwin's Debut Album “The Love Diary”.

This song was inspired by a revelation of the benefits of the finished work of Christ in the life of a believer. Heb 9:12 – 14, Rev 12:11, Phil 2:10 were some of the scriptures God used to birth this song.

According to Doyin; 

I wrote this song upon realizing that the finished work of Christ has granted us unlimited access to our Father and has leaded us into mighty revelations of the great and divine love released upon us from heaven. We have a secure future, we have obtained light, we have eternal life, we see God, and we partake of divinity; all in and through Jesus Christ.

Listen and enjoy


Thursday, October 13, 2016

21 Chibok girls released



According to an online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, 21 Chibok girls have been released. These 21 girls are part of the 200+ schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014.

These girls were released to the Nigerian government and they were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier today.

Developing story....

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New Music - Were - Tolulope Isaac (@TolulopeIsaac1)



Tolulope Isaac is here again with a new single titled WERE (EFFORTLESSLY). With this song, Tolulope seeks to blend old school tunes with the new as he still portays how God has always helped him get through Life. 

He endlessly gives God praise for what God has done. When the world thinks it's impossible, and God shows up, the next thing we say as humans is OLUWATISE. To God be the glory. 

Listen to this song believing God to do what the world thinks it's impossible. Trust in God and 'Were Ni Oluwa Ma Se'



Eight dead, fifteen injured from car bomb blast in Maiduguri


A bomb blast occurred in the mid morning at Muna garage in Maiduguri. According to NEMA, eight people died while fifteen were injured from the bomb blast.










































Another unexploded bomb found in the same vehicle that carried the explodded bomb has been successfully neutralised.

Though Boko Haram is suspected, they have not claimed responsibility.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

New Gospel Music: Aladewura - Oluyinka Iyanda Ft. Mike Abdul (@OluyinkaIyanda @mikeabdulng)






































Oluyinka Iyanda premieres her new single titled “Aladewura” off the album titled ‘I Hail Jesus’. Oluyinka Iyanda is a gospel music artist whose songs has been a blessing to millions of people around the world.

Her vision is to Praise God in the Spirit and in truth so as to experience His power, that is what she short termed as “Praise and Miracles”.

"Aladewura" is a song with the blend of English and Yoruba lyrics that describes God as the all sufficient, the one that hears his people and delivers them in the midst of temptation. Oluyinka Iyanda praises God on this like never before.

Produced By Puffy Tee, Mixed & Mastered By Tyanx.

Listen to the music below.





Covenant Christian Centre presents a marriage seminar titled "To have and to hold" - 15th October




Covenant Christian Centre is presenting a marriage seminar titled, "To Have And To Hold". The seminar will take place simultaneously at two venues - Covenant Place, Iganmu and Covenant Chapel, Lekki

The topics to be discussed are:

1. Winning together at all times
2. The relevance of intimacy in Christian marriage

There will be a panel session to discuss general marriage topics

Time: 9.am - 12 noon
Date: 15 October 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Who will win the "Best Gospel Act" at the 2016 MOBO Awards?






The 2016 MOBO awards will take place on Friday, November 4 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The nominations were revealed on the 21st of September at Ronnie Scotts in London.

The nominees for the "Best Gospel Act" are :

Andrew Bello, an exciting, multi-award winning Afrobeats artist and an ambassador of Contemporary Afro Gospel music in the UK.



Saturday, October 1, 2016

Nigerian CBN Governor's wife released








The wife of the CBN Governor, Margaret Emiefele, has been released in the early hours of this morning. This is barely 24 hours after which she was kidnapped and held for ransom. 

According to This Day, she was released by a joint operation comprising the Nigerian Armed Forces, the police and local intelligence at the Ugoneki area in Benin City. The kidnappers had demanded for N1.5 billion.

She is recuperating at the Delta State Government House, Asaba.

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