Sunday, April 24, 2016

"Happiness can't be downloaded like a Smartphone App," Pope Francis to teenagers.

Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers that happiness is not an app you can download on your mobile phone, on Sunday (April 24) at a mass to mark a weekend dedicated to youth.

He used the reference to connect to teens aged 13-16 who are converging on Rome for a Holy Year weekend for teenagers.

During his homily Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, he told a crowd of 100,000 that;

“Freedom is not always about doing what you want. In fact it is the gift of being able to choose the right way,” he said in a homily punctuated by regular bursts of applause from the crowd on a packed St Peter’s Square.

Join Oshinbajo, Awosika, Ezekwesili, Elegbe, Onigbinde, Alibaba at "The Platform Abuja" on the 30th of April, 2016

Covenant Christian Centre presents The Platform Abuja" on the 30th of April 2016.

The theme of this edition is “Nigeria, what is in your hands? Tapping into our dead economy, Looking beyond our oil driven economy ”

The speakers are as follows:
  • Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria – Keynote Address
  • Oby Ezekwesili, former Vice President at the World Bank – A holistic look at the Nigerian economy and its potentials
  • Ibukun Awosika, Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Scale Businesses as the Vehicle for economic growth – Chairperson First Bank of Nigeria Plc.
  • Mitchell Elegbe, Founder and CEO of Interswitch Group – The untapped potential in technology
  • Seun Onigbinde, Co-Founder BudgIT – Unboxing opportunities with power of Data
  • Taiwo Oyedele, Partner, Head of Tax and Corporate Advisory Services at PwC Nigeria – Nigeria Beyond Oil, The Crude Reality
  • Itoya Ijewere, Best Foods Group and Past President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria –Potentials in Agriculture
  • Anthony Kojo-Williams, Former Chairman, Nigerian Football Association – Untapped potentials in Sports, Football as a case study
  • Alibaba, Founder/CEO , Alibaba Hiccupurray – The untapped potentials in Arts and Entertainment Industry 
The host is Pastor Poju Oyemade.

Admission is free. To register, go to

His Excellency, The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be at The Platform Abuja. And the organisers are taking questions from the general public for His excellency.

If you have a question, send it to

It will also be live on Television too. Watch out


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