Open Heaven 18 June 2020 - Antidote For Fruitlessness

Open Heaven 18 June 2020 - Antidote For Fruitlessness



Open Heavens Pastor E.A. Adeboye


Open Heaven 18 June 2020 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Antidote For Fruitlessness





Topic: Antidote For Fruitlessness (Open Heaven 18 June 2020)


Memorise: Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. – John 15:2


Read: Deuteronomy 7:12-15 (KJV)


13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.


14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.


15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.


Bible in One Year: Ecclesiastes 1-6


Open Heaven 18 June 2020 Thursday MESSAGE:



Many use the words barrenness and fruitfulness interchangeably, but there are marked differences between the two. Barrenness is the inability to bear fruit as a result of challenges that may be unknown to the victim and beyond his/her power to surmount. The solution to barrenness is ultimately in the hand of God. Fruitlessness is failure to bear fruit under normal circumstances, sometimes due to uncleanliness and sickness.


Also Read: Spiritual Intimacy By Pastor E. A. Adeboye


Our Lord Jesus Christ said that anyone not bearing fruit would be taken away. You will not be taken away from your place in the mighty name of Jesus.


Luke 13:6-9 amplifies the fruit-bearing responsibilities of children of God. The vinedresser in that parable is none other than Jesus the compassionate advocate, pleading on behalf of fruitless trees in the vineyard of God which is the world. I pray that all your efforts will not end up in fruitlessness in the mighty name of Jesus.


Are you bearing fruit? If so, what type? A sinner must bear fruit meet for repentance according to Matthew 3:8. For believers, we must win souls into the Kingdom thus fulfilling the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. For believers more importantly, we must bear the fruit of the Spirit as documented in Galatians 5:22-23 which says:


“22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”


Draw a soul-winning plan for yourself and your family and sincerely follow it through. Also, pray that the souls you win will abide after the conversion.


Being fruitful requires being genuinely born again and abiding in God. The Lord will give you the grace to bear much abiding fruit, in the mighty name of Jesus.


Open Heaven 18 June 2020 Thursday Prayer Point:



Father, please completely destroy fruitlessness in my life and family, in the mighty name of Jesus.


Open Heaven 18 June 2020 Thursday Hymn 28: There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing



  1. There shall be showers of blessing:
    This is the promise of love;
    There shall be seasons refreshing,
    Sent from the Savior above.
Chorus:
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.


  1. There shall be showers of blessing,
    Precious reviving again;
    Over the hills and the valleys,
    Sound of abundance of rain.
  2. There shall be showers of blessing;
    Send them upon us, O Lord;
    Grant to us now a refreshing,
    Come, and now honor Thy Word.
  3. There shall be showers of blessing:
    Oh, that today they might fall,
    Now as to God we’re confessing,
    Now as on Jesus we call!
  4. There shall be showers of blessing,
    If we but trust and obey;
    There shall be seasons refreshing,
    If we let God have His way.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.


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Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.


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Open Heaven 16 June 2020  Partakers Of His Suffering

Open Heaven 16 June 2020 Partakers Of His Suffering

 

 

Open Heavens Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Open Heaven 16 June 2020 Tuesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Partakers Of His Suffering


Topic: Partakers Of His Suffering (Open Heaven 16 June 2020)


Memorise: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:10


Read: Mark 10:29-30 (KJV)


29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,


30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.


Bible in One Year: Proverbs 25-26

Open Heaven 16 June 2020 Tuesday MESSAGE:


When the departure time of our Lord Jesus drew near, He told His disciples such things as would befall them, so they would not be caught unawares. The fact that the disciples would suffer hatred was central to this particular discussion. John 15:20 says:


“Remember, the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.”


Jesus warned His disciples ahead that the world would hate them because it had hated Him first. Jesus suffered hatred in the form of defamation, misrepresentation, rejection, harassment, assault, abuse, crucifixion and finally, murder. In essence, Jesus made it clear that His disciples should be prepared to receive similar treatment from the people. This prophecy was not limited to those physically present with Him at that time, but applies to all who will come after Jesus and live as true disciples.


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Nnamdi Kanu reacts as Miyetti Allah declares Fulani will rule Nigeria forever

Nnamdi Kanu reacts as Miyetti Allah declares Fulani will rule Nigeria forever

Nnamdi Kanu reacts as Miyetti Allah declares Fulani will rule Nigeria forever







Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the declaration made by the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, that the Fulani own Nigeria and will rule the country forever.

Kanu said that his group, the IPOB, had for years warned, screamed and worked tirelessly to let the whole world know what is happening now and about to happen but they (Kanu and his followers) were ignored, insulted, spat at and ridiculed.

Abdullahi had in an interview at the weekend also disclosed that his organisation had concluded arrangements to flag-off its own security outfit which would be deployed across the country.

The Fulani leader had said that no one can drive away his people from any part of the country because “They produced Nigeria.

“They produced the first prime minister. If they produced the first president, another president, another president and so on, are they not the owner of the country?

“Fulani are ruling Nigeria and they must continue to rule the country forever. That is the truth.”

Reacting, Kanu wrote on Facebook, “For years IPOB warned, screamed and worked tirelessly hard to let the whole world understand what is happening and about to happen but I was ignored, insulted, spat at and ridiculed.

“This is what happens when cowards are in charge of your mainstream media and half-educated dimwitted buffoons see themselves as intellectuals.”

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/news/nnamdi-kanu-reacts-as-miyetti-allah-declares-fulani-will-rule-nigeria-forever/ Coronavirus Updates,News
Stop blackmailing me, else I’ll expose you – Ogun ex-PDP Chairman warns Kashamu

Stop blackmailing me, else I’ll expose you – Ogun ex-PDP Chairman warns Kashamu

Stop blackmailing me, else I’ll expose you – Ogun ex-PDP Chairman warns Kashamu







Former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Engr Bayo Dayo has threatened to reveal “what Senator Buruji Kashamu has done in the past if he did not stop blackmailing him.”

Kashamu, the 2019 governorship candidate of the PDP in Ogun State, has earlier accused Dayo of plots to assassinate him.

Kashamu petitioned the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, accusing Dayo of keeping a gun in his house under the guise of being a hunter.

In his reaction, Dayo said he chose not to expose Kashamu because of the relationship they used to have before now.

According to him, everything done by the former Ogun East Senator during his days as a youth were well known to him.

However, he said he would not go into details now, unless Kashamu refused to stop blackmailing him all around.

“Buruji Kashamu is shouting that I want to kill him. Many of you have been to my house on many occasions. Have you ever seen me harbouring thugs all around me as a Chairman? Some Chairmen will have thugs, but at my age, there is no reason for me to be harbouring thugs in my house.

“Buruji Kashamu has more than 50 bouncers walking around with him every day. If kashamu dies, what is going to be my gain? But for him to be calling me names, it is an abomination in Ijebuland, because I am almost 14 years ahead of him. So, for him to be talking bad of me when he knows that we have been very very close, it means Buruji Kashamu does not know how to maintain a relationship.

“And because I am still maintaining a relationship, that is why I have not said a lot of things. I know what he has done in the past; I know a lot about him, but I am an old man and there’s a limit to what I can say. Those I have said are what many people know. What he was doing from his youth, I know it.

“I will not go into details now, but if he does not stop all those blackmailing he is doing all about, I will have no alternative than to expose him fully,” Bayo Dayo warned.

The PDP chieftain said Kashamu was in politics to make money, describing him as an accidental Senator.

Speaking on why the two of them broke apart, he said: “The problem between us is that he called me and said he is going to hang the PDP in Ogun State and they (party members) won’t be able to do anything with it.

“He said he doesn’t want the party to be useful to anybody. How can a Chairman be happy with that? I’m not happy with him because he does not want the PDP to progress.”

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/politics-news/stop-blackmailing-me-else-ill-expose-you-ogun-ex-pdp-chairman-warns-kashamu/ Politics
Art dealer Mary Boone released from prison thanks to coronavirus pandemic

Art dealer Mary Boone released from prison thanks to coronavirus pandemic

Art dealer Mary Boone released from prison thanks to coronavirus pandemic







Infamous art dealer Mary Boone is a free woman, according to ArtNet’s gossip column, Wet Paint.

It reports that Boone — who was sentenced in 2018 to 30 months in jail for tax evasion — has been released after serving just 13 months in prison in Danbury, Connecticut, because of the pandemic. Apparently Boone, a once almighty dealer who worked with Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel and Roy Lichtenstein, among others, is now in a Brooklyn halfway house, awaiting final release.

The outlet figured out that Boone’s on the outside again because she downloaded Citizen, an app that alerts users to police activity in their area. “The app pings you with a notification when someone in your contacts has joined,” which allowed them to see that Boone was back in possession of a smart phone. Wet Paint says it confirmed her release with the Department of Corrections. “The move appears to be a response to the threat Boone and fellow older inmates faced after several prisoners tested positive for COVID-19,” it reported.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/foreign-news/art-dealer-mary-boone-released-from-prison-thanks-to-coronavirus-pandemic/ Coronavirus Updates,Foreign News,News,World News
Imo Assembly scraps Okorocha’s fourth tier government

Imo Assembly scraps Okorocha’s fourth tier government

Imo Assembly scraps Okorocha’s fourth tier government







The Imo State House of Assembly, led by Chiji Collins has abolished the 4th tier government introduced by the former Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.

The 4th tier government, otherwise known as Community Government Council, CGC, was set up by the former Governor during his second tenure to compliment the work of the town unions.

DAILY POST reports that the scrapping followed a bill sponsored by the Majority Leader of the House, Uche Ogbuagu which asked for the amendment of Imo state of Nigeria Traditional Rulers, Autonomous Communities and Allied Matters as contained in law No. 15 of 2016 (as amended).

The Majority Leader while presenting the bill recently at the plenary, said that the CGC arrangement by the former Governor was illegal as it had no constitutional backing.

“Members of the previous House who are still here with us have confirmed that the CGC bill was passed into law due to pressure mounted on them by the previous government. Quite frankly, the introduction of CGC almost ruined the foremost town unionism in the state.

“Let me shock you, from our research, the retired traditional council chairman of Ndi Eze Imo and their deputies were paid monthly remuneration of N500,000 and N250,000 respectively,” he said.

He expressed regret how Imo tax payers money was mismanaged through the CGC formation, hoping that its repealing will correct the anomaly.

It was learned that the Governor, by the passage of the bill, only reserves the right to appoint the chairman and the deputy of the State Council of Traditional Rulers.

Meanwhile, the bill, according to reports has been signed into law by the Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/news/imo-assembly-scraps-okorochas-fourth-tier-government/ Coronavirus Updates,News
Reopening of churches: Mountain of Fire takes decision

Reopening of churches: Mountain of Fire takes decision

Reopening of churches: Mountain of Fire takes decision







The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), has revealed its decision on reopening of worship centres across the country.

The church said it would continue to transmit its services live on television and will not open for physical service for now.

The Chairman of the church’s Media Committee, Pastor Oladele Bank-Olemoh, made this disclosure, adding that the General Overseer Worldwide, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, considered the safety implications of opening the church.

The General Overseer has put into consideration the church’s crowded services, prayer and deliverance nature, vibrancy and the peculiarity of its worship modes, according to Pastor Bank-Olemoh.

The MFM’s headquarters located at Onike, Yaba in Lagos, receives no fewer than 15,000 in any of its service

The church, hence called on his members to continue to fellowship through the media platforms already provided.

The ministry reminded members that services have not resumed yet, saying adequate notice will be given before the services resume.

Pastor Bank-Olemoh added, “The General Overseer, Dr Odukoya considered the safety implication of reopening the service in view of its crowded services, prayer and deliverance nature; vibrancy and the peculiarity of her worship modes.”

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/news/reopening-of-churches-mountain-of-fire-takes-decision/ Coronavirus Updates,News
Expert raises alarm over Vitamin C

Expert raises alarm over Vitamin C

Expert raises alarm over Vitamin C







Paul Okoh, a nutritionist, has warned against the overdose of Vitamin C.

The dietary supplement is being used more to boost the immune system against coronavirus.

But Okoh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, that overdose could trigger undesirable effects.

The expert stated that it was wrong for people to take excess to forestall coronavirus infection.

He explained that Vitamin C is a type of antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radicals that damage and destroy healthy cells.

“The maximum recommended amount or upper limit is 2,000mg per day for adults. Taking more is not life-threatening, but you may experience side effects like abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, headaches, nausea and possible vomiting and sleeping problems.”

Okoh warned that people with hemochromatosis are in danger of a Vitamin C overdose.

The condition causes the body to store excessive amounts of iron and leads to body tissue damage.

The expert also said an overdose may also result in undesirable health conditions such as gall bladder stone, kidney stones and pelvic ulcer.

Pointing out that low Vitamin C in the body causes a deadly condition known as Scurvy, Okoh advised Nigerians to take it only once in a day.

He lamented that some people take double or triple dose daily, warning that the supplement provokes peptic ulcer.

Okoh said normal dose supports the body’s natural defenses against illness and increases iron absorption essential for growth and body functions.

According to him, this was how Vitamin C gained its reputation as a virus-fighting vitamin.

Stressing that oanges and orange juice are the best-known sources, he listed others as bell peppers, broccoli, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwi
potatoes, strawberries and tomatoes.

Okoh noted that patients may probably not need Vitamin C supplement if they eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.

The nutritionist added the average adult woman required 70mg of vitamin C per day, while the average man required 90mg.

He recommended higher amounts for pregnant and nursing women and advised Nigerians to discuss their individual nutritional needs with doctors.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/news/expert-raises-alarm-over-vitamin-c/ Coronavirus Updates,News
Yaya Toure predicts what’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in future

Yaya Toure predicts what’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in future

Yaya Toure predicts what’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in future







Former Manchester City midfield maestro, Yaya Toure, has predicted that the current Super Eagles squad can make Nigeria rule Africa again in the future.

The Ivory Coast legend believes the emergence of new talents like Nantes’ Simon Moses, Lille’s Victor Osimhen and Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, will help Gernot Rohr’s men retain their place among the best countries in Africa.

“Nigeria has some interesting players coming through, like Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi, and many more.

“They have always been a force in Africa and the talents coming through will make them better in the future,” Toure was quoted by Brila.net as saying.

Super Eagles have won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title three times in the past.

They finished third-place at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt after defeating Tunisia 1-0, thanks to Odion Ighalo’s early first-half goal.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/sports/yaya-toure-predicts-whatll-happen-to-super-eagles-of-nigeria-in-future/ Sports
How Nigerian military, civilians eliminated 70 bandits

How Nigerian military, civilians eliminated 70 bandits

How Nigerian military, civilians eliminated 70 bandits







The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says troops of the newly-launched Operation Accord have killed no fewer than 70 armed bandits and cattle rustlers.

This operation took place – with the help of civilians – on Friday in Kashia Forest in Kaduna State.

The feat was achieved by ground and air offensive, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said in a statement on Saturday.

It involved troops of Operation Thunder Strike, under Operation Accord, 312 Artillery Regiment and local vigilantes.

Enenche noted that following credible information on the bandits’ movements within the areas, troops pursued them through Gidan Maikeri village in Chikun Local Government Area into the forest.

“Their location was identified and consequently engaged by Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunships. After the air interdiction, 70 bandits were confirmed killed by human intelligence while others escaped with injuries,” he said.

The spokesmen said exploitation operation is still being carried out by the troops in the forest.

Enenche appealed to people in the areas to report those with sudden and suspicious injuries to the security forces.

Also, troops of Operation Yaki in blocking positions for Operation Accord at outskirts of Kankomi village arrested two bandits’ logistics suppliers.

Items such as recharge cards, cigarettes, soft drinks and groceries were recovered.

The Military High Command congratulated Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Yaki and Air Component of Operation Accord for their dexterity.

The DHQ further vowed to sustain the onslaught against outlaws.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/news/how-nigerian-military-civilians-eliminated-70-bandits/ Coronavirus Updates,News
EPL: Ryan Giggs reveals why Ighalo is different from other Man Utd strikers

EPL: Ryan Giggs reveals why Ighalo is different from other Man Utd strikers

EPL: Ryan Giggs reveals why Ighalo is different from other Man Utd strikers







Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs has given reasons striker, Odion Ighalo is different from other Red Devils strikers.

According to Giggs, Ighalo gives Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a genuine centre forward presence in his squad, which the rest of the club’s strikers lack.

Man United and Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua reached an agreement to extend Ighalo’s loan contract until January 2021 a few days ago.

“Ighalo is different, and he is a centre forward whereas the other strikers can play out wide,” Giggs was quoted by Sky Sports as saying.

“He gives you something extra off the bench when he’s not starting. Centre forwards always want to score goals, and he has done that everywhere he has gone.

“It is positive that he can stay because he has done well. He makes an impact when he’s on the pitch.”

Ighalo netted four goals in eight appearances for Man United so far this season.

The 30-year-old will hope to continue his impressive form for United once the Premier League resume on June 17.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/sports/epl-ryan-giggs-reveals-why-ighalo-is-different-from-other-man-utd-strikers/ Sports
US 2020: Biden wins Democratic nomination, battles Trump in November

US 2020: Biden wins Democratic nomination, battles Trump in November

US 2020: Biden wins Democratic nomination, battles Trump in November







It is official: Joe Biden will race against President Donald Trump in United States presidential election in November.

Biden, 77, has formally won the Democratic Party nomination.

In his announcement on Saturday, Biden tweeted that he had secured the 1,991 delegates needed.

He vowed to fight to “win the battle for the soul of the nation”.

Biden said it was an honour “to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic Party has ever fielded and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party.”

He was United States Vice President for the eight years Barack Obama was President.

In April, Biden’s closest challenger, Bernie Sanders withdrew and endorsed him.

This is the former Senator’s third bid for the presidency and the tide is against Trump.

The Republican leader faces widespread condemnation over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd.

Biden has the backing of top Democratic stalwarts.

Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, declared that he can help guide America out of the COVID-19 crisis.

“As we face coronavirus, Joe has been a voice of reason and resilience, with a clear path to lead us out of this crisis,” Pelosi said.

Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, hailed Biden for standing with the people.

“As we face coronavirus, Joe has been a voice. I want to add my voice to the many who have endorsed you to be our president”, Clinton declared.

In a rare public reprimand, Obama stated that Trump administration’s officials don’t know what they are doing.

“A lot them aren’t even pretending to be in charge. This pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” he told college graduates in May.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/news/us-2020-biden-wins-democratic-nomination-battles-trump-in-november/ Coronavirus Updates,News
Trump: Mark Zuckerberg bows to pressure, announces review of Facebook policies

Trump: Mark Zuckerberg bows to pressure, announces review of Facebook policies

Trump: Mark Zuckerberg bows to pressure, announces review of Facebook policies







Amid backlash over President Donald Trump’s posts, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook will review its policies.

The Facebook chairman is under fire for not ensuring that the platform checks the American leader’s posts

In reaction to protests over George Floyd death, Trump, on his Facebook page, described demonstrators as “THUGS”.

The United States President added that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”.

Twitter took an action by placing a “public interest notice” on the comments it said was “glorifying violence”.

Hoeever, Facebook failed the act, a decision that sparked outrage and resignations.

On Friday, 22:55pm Nigerian time, Zuckerberg, via his Facebook page, announced that company would review its policies.

The mogul said he had shared the decision with employees.

He acknowledged the “real pain expressed by members of our community. I also want to acknowledge that the decision I made last week has left many of you angry, disappointed and hurt”.

Zuckerberg said the platform “will review our policies allowing discussion and threats of state use of force to see if there are any amendments we should adopt. There are two specific situations under this policy that we’re going to review. The first is around instances of excessive use of police or state force”.

He said the review would also affect policies around voter suppression to make sure the realities of voting in the midst of a pandemic is taking into account.

Zuckerberg said potential options for handling violating or partially-violating content aside from the binary leave-it-up or take-it-down decisions will also be reviewed.

He noted that the current policy is that if content is actually inciting violence, then the right mitigation is to take that content down – not let people continue seeing it behind a flag.

The chairman declared that there is no exception to this policy for politicians or newsworthiness.

Zuckerberg said Facebook will work on establishing a clearer and more transparent decision-making process.

“More broadly, we’re going to review whether we need to change anything structurally to make sure the right groups and voices are at the table – not only when decisions affecting a certain group are being made, but when other decisions that may set precedents are being made as well”, he added.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/news/trump-mark-zuckerberg-bows-to-pressure-announces-review-of-facebook-policies/ Coronavirus Updates,News
Insecurity: PDP comes hard on Buhari over killings, robbery in Kaduna, Kogi

Insecurity: PDP comes hard on Buhari over killings, robbery in Kaduna, Kogi

Insecurity: PDP comes hard on Buhari over killings, robbery in Kaduna, Kogi







The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has claimed that the central control system of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has collapsed.

PDP made the remark while berating Buhari over the recent rise of insecurity across the country.

The opposition party condemned the increasing armed robbery and kidnapping activities in Kaduna and Kogi States.

Recall that some armed herdsmen had a few days ago invaded Tudu village in Doka, Kufana District of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna.

The attack left nine persons dead while many houses were destroyed by fire.

Similarly, about 23 persons were killed during a robbery incident that occurred on Thursday at a commercial bank in Isanlu area of Kogi State.

Reacting, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiya, berated the President over his alleged inability to take decisive steps on curbing the issue of insecurity in the country.

In a statement by Ologbondiyan, the former ruling party lamented that Nigeria had become a “minefield for bandits, insurgents, kidnappers, for marauders.”

The statement reads: “It’s not only in Southern Kaduna, in Isanlu, Yagba East local Government of Kogi State, armed robbers went into a bank on Thursday, killed all the policemen there and killed indigenes of the community.

“It is about the failure of governance, the central control system of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has collapsed. Whom do you say is in charge of governance today?

“President Buhari is in charge of the security architecture of our nation, he is a general who has commanded troops and in spite of our expectations in our party that with the the advantage of his experience he should know that when a commander begins to lose men on the field, it behooves on him to change the security architecture of country but he has not taken advice.”

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/news/insecurity-pdp-comes-hard-on-buhari-over-killings-robbery-in-kaduna-kogi/ Coronavirus Updates,News
Coronavirus: We’ll monitor spending – AfDB gives Nigeria $288.5m loan

Coronavirus: We’ll monitor spending – AfDB gives Nigeria $288.5m loan

Coronavirus: We’ll monitor spending – AfDB gives Nigeria $288.5m loan







The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $288.5 loan for Nigeria.

The fund is to help Africa’s most populous nation fight the coronavirus pandemic.

AfDB Communications and External Relations Department made this known in a statement on Friday.

The bank announced that it had instituted “strong fiduciary measures” to monitor spendings and will maintain dialogue with the Office of the Auditor General in Nigeria, to ensure transparency and accountability

The fund was approved to boost Nigeria’s surveillance and response to COVID-19 emergencies, ease the impact on Nigerians and businesses.

AfDB said the country faces twin crises of a health epidemic caused by coronavirus and an economic crunch largely occasioned by fallen oil price.

Ebrima Faal, Senior Director of the Bank for Nigeria, said about 40.1 per cent of Nigerians live below the poverty line of 1.90 dollars per day

The bank said before the COVID-19 outbreak, Nigeria’s economy was projected to grow by 2.9 per cent of GDP in 2020 and further expand by 3.3 per cent in 2021.

Now, the economy is expected to shrink by between 4.4 percent under a conservative baseline scenario, and 7.2 percent should the pandemic persist to end-2020.

Faal expressed confidence that the intervention will ensure that “the fiscal position and the economy are sufficiently supported to weather the COVID-19 shocks, thereby limiting its potential adverse impact on livelihoods and the economy more generally”.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/news/coronavirus-well-monitor-spending-afdb-gives-nigeria-288-5m-loan/ Coronavirus Updates,News
Ighalo reveals three things that stood against his move to Man Utd

Ighalo reveals three things that stood against his move to Man Utd

Ighalo reveals three things that stood against his move to Man Utd







Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has opened up on the things that stood his way ahead of a move to the club in January this year.

The 30-year-old signed an initial six-month loan deal with the Old Trafford outfit in the winter window.

Ighalo, whose parent club Chinese Super League is Shanghai Shenhua, this week extended that deal until January 2021.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Ighalo spoke about his journey to playing for the club he supported as a boy and why he pulled all stops to extend his contract with the Red Devils.

“I was playing in Shanghai. That was against me. Would a club as a big as United be looking in China for a striker? That was against me. My age. That was against me. There was a pandemic in China. That was against me. I said no this is a joke. Later when it got serious, I thought only when I fly to Manchester will I believe it,” he said.

Ighalo has scored four goals in eight appearances so far for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

https://www.ngospelmedia.net/sports/ighalo-reveals-three-things-that-stood-against-his-move-to-man-utd/ Sports