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DO WE NEED MORE PROPHETS IN NIGERIA?

There were days when prophets were revered much more than they are right now in this dispensation. Prophets in the Bible days were seen and regarded as heaven’s mouthpiece and their messages were undoubtable. However, this age and time is littered with so many prophets who have left many unanswered questions in the mouths and hearts of desperate miracle-seeking Christians. Let’s consider these disparities between the Prophets of old and the prophets we have now:
Do we still need prophets to tell us the sources of our problems?
Rather than these prophets tell us who is behind our troubles, isn’t it just better that they just eliminate the problems? Most of these prophets have caused not a little stir in families by apportioning blames on innocent family members who would stop at nothing in proving their innocence, which eventually leads to an endless string of rancor and bickering in the families. Remember that the bible states that “we wrestle NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD…”
Do we need analysis or solution?
These endtime prophets come around and analyse the situations that people find themselves in. They even go as far as describing clothes, offices, etc, especially when they are not connected to the victim’s solution. In the Bible days, Jesus did not go about with drama, he healed some people without even asking them questions about themselves or their families. :HE WENT ABOUT DOING GOOD!
Must every prophet collect money? 
There are lots of stories in the Bible about how Jesus fed lots of people and how most of these miracles were duplicated by the apostles of old without the apostles demanding for money in exchange. Nowadays, to have access to a prophet, one would need to pay lots of fees, sow seeds, and do so many things just to impress the prophet. How much do we pay to see God? we merely go on our knees, or even lie in prayers to God and we have access to him. this act of extorting money from people is really wrong and a lot should be done about it. Prophets ought to stop collecting money from people in order to prophesy to them. Jesus raised Lazarus from death. He merely spoke to the corpse and that did it!
Should prophets reveal any information at all to the public?
Rather than bring out a church member before a congregation and explain all her problems to the congregation, isn’t is just better that the prophet delivers solution to such a person in need of solution? if these Prophets are following Jesus, they will realise that Jesus never had the time to describe or magnify people’s problems, either in public or in secret. All he always did was to speak the word!
Prophets now compete with native doctors/herbalists
it is not uncommon to see prophets requesting for unimaginable things for a so called programme/revival. In a so called church programme, you see prophet asking you to come with cutlass, mirror, etc. Brother biko, the battle is not a physical one o.  it was recorded severally in the Bible that Jesus seeing the multitude had compassion on them. He didn’t just ask them to go and bring cutlass or physical weapons. if a prophet has been endued with power enough to see beyond the physical, then he needs not request for your physical weapons in physical war.
Prophets should decrease in number and not increase in Nigeria
Despite the many prophets in Nigeria, the Chibok girls were missing for a very long time and while prophets were prophesying about people’s clothes and destinies, a nation was looking for over 200 people. Money has gotten missing in this same country, yet EFCC has always been called upon to trace such funds. if a prophet can see well enough to know who is behind a person’s failure, such a prophet should be able to prophesy to a nation. God told Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1; … i have formed you and ordained you a prophet to the NATION. If things are still getting missing in a country where there are countless prophets, i think such prophets need to get other jobs to do. Am i alone in this?

THE KIND OF FRIENDS YOU SHOULD DISCARD ASAP

THE KIND OF FRIENDS YOU SHOULD DISCARD ASAP

 

The Pessimist

Life is already filled with people who will attempt to bring one down when one attempts to go up. it will be erroneous for one to intentionally associate with an additional pessimist as “friend”. A pessimist will help you find faults in everything you do and assist in discouraging you from doing both the right and the wrong things. A pessimist will make you get comfortable in one spot and give you reasons why it is risky as well as disastrous not to step out of your comfort zone.
The non-supportive friend
Friends who are not supportive will eventually come back to you when you make it, but they should be relegated to the “fan zone”. If the one you call your friend cannot support you in your pursuits at all, then who else will? In one’s pursuit of success or anything good at all, one deserves at least someone who will go the extra length to do anything to make his/her friend happy, fulfilled and successful.
The sycophant
This is the kind of friend that will call you in the middle of the night and request for help after keeping mute after months or years. Such people keep coming into your lives and they will only remember you when they need you. worse still, not only will they remember you when they need you, they will not remember to call you in case there is something that can be beneficial to you. Well, life is too short to tolerate this shit! Drop them all and move on!
The unrepentant friend
No one on earth is perfect; well no one is expected to be  but every person should be able to accept their weaknesses and aim at being better than their past. There is always this friend who is unrepentant about his/her flaws, no matter how detrimental it may be to them. Well, if they care less about themselves, how about you? More so, if everyone knows about his/her character, it will be assumed that you posses same or you tolerate same. Drop them!

The Careless Spender

We all require a lot of discipline in the way and manner we spend money and therefore living with or making friends with a careless spender is one sure way to spend recklessly. It is imperative to save for a rainy day. therefore, efforts should be made consciously towards spending for the right reasons because a careless spender will make you spend on them, if you won’t do so for yourself.

LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING; TIMI DAKOLO & WIFE, KUKUMA KILL US!

It’s hard not to notice the bond that binds this couple as they will stop at nothing to give us marriage goals hourly. Singer, Timi Dakolo and  his beautiful wife, Busola Dakolo look so good together and will always show it to the world how beautiful love can be. 
Looking at their endless show of love and affection for one another, Nigerians will be like, kukuma kill us. Well, for some good reason, single people have hope, at least this is to prove that a beautiful marriage is possible and obtainable.This further gives us a break from the endless messy divorce stories that fills the air nowadays. Let’s have a peep into their world please

Timi, wife and children

timi, wife and children

Here’s wishing you guys more love, joy and happiness. And for those aspiring couples, pls run to Timi & wife for prayer. I’m on my way! lolx. xoxo

Flora and Solomon Lange dedicate daughter (Sheena) in Church (photos).

LANGE AND WIFE, FLORA

Joy could be seen all over their faces as Flora and Solomon Lange dedicated their baby. Recall that the couple tied the nuptial knots in May, 2015. They therefore brought their baby before the Lord for dedication on the 30th day of October, 2016.

Happy and proud father, Solomon Lange shared the invitation together with pictures of his wife and baby via his social media saying:

“My wife Flora and I want to specially invite all you to the dedication and thanksgiving of our daughter Sheena. It’s happening this Sunday 30th of October by 10am at Graceville Christian Center, 6a Lasale street Maitatama, it’s close to MTN’s office. It will be an awesome concert graced by my friends in the industry. There will be music and comedy. You don’t want to miss it. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.”

The baby dedication was filled with joyous moments as great music ministers were there to celebrate with the first-time parents: see photos below:

(L-R)- FLORA, SAMSONG AND SOLOMON LANGE.


We wish the family the very best of life!

5 MALE GOSPEL MUSIC MINISTERS THAT NIGERIA SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR

As the impact of gospel music continues to heighten in Nigeria, the ministers have also grown in their different respects. Here are five male gospel music ministers that Nigeria should look out for. These guys are blazing hot. (In no particular order).

 CALEB DAVID

CALEB DAVID

Caleb David

 Young and spirit-filled worshipper was in Abuja about seven days ago and it was such a great time in God’s presence. He has been singing before his teen ages and still does, with great passion too. Caleb, based in Kaduna, Nigeria is a song writer, a keyboardist and a worshipper too. One of his songs, Be it unto me has been reconciling men with God amongst other of his songs. His passion and love for music makes him a voice that one always wants to hear. Caleb is also set to minister at the Manifestation of the Sons of God, slated for the 12th 13th November, 2016 at The Lord’s Table Church, Barnawa, Kaduna, Kaduna State. Follow him on Facebook ; Caleb David Click here to download his song, be it unto me: https://gospotainment.com/music-caleb-david-be-it-unto-me-2/

Moses Bliss
MOSES BLISS
One of the youngest creatures to be doing music well in this dispensation is Moss Bliss. He is the president of The Engraced Music  (TEM) Crew, a group that is well known for  her “wowing” and heart touching ministrations. Moses Bliss, based in Abuja, Nigeria,  stole the hearts of people  around the world when he blessed us with his song “God is real” after which he has never ceased to do well. He is well travelled and has been to a few countries in Africa. He qualified as a member of the Gratitude and is a minstrel at the  prestigious Commonwelath of Zion Assembly (COZA), Abuja. He has also ministered alongside great men like Tye Tribett, Tim Godfrey, to mention but a few. He played and sang a song “makes sense” on valentines day at a conference, which song, though not available online at the moment, caused fans to look at him with antifipation Follow him on Facebook – Moses Bliss and download his most recent song, you are awesome by clicking on this link: http://naijajoint.com/moses-bliss-you-are-awesome/

Jayclef
JAYCLEF
JAYCLEF

With a unique voice and charisma, the Abuja based Kogi-born gospel music minister stands out as one young and energetic minster to reckon with. Jayclef, who knows the way to God’s throne through worship  is one who will link you to God via worship and help you stay there. The cool-spirited gospel act is not just a singer but he is a music coach and his song “I am spreading” has been enjoying endless downloads ever since it’s production and online release. Jayclef fans enjoy an unlimited measure of originality whenever they listen to him and this is also traceable to his song I am Spreading. Jayclef has been singing for over a decade and his finesse in all he does is something that cannot be hidden whenever he ministers. Follow Jayclef on Facebook – Jay Clef and also download his song via this link: https://my.notjustok.com/track/75540/I-am-spreading

Mac Franck
MAC FRANCK
MAC FRANCK

A worship leader with a difference, a man who carries the presence of God wherever he goes is the personality you find in Mac Franck. Ghanaian born and Nigerian bred and Niger-State based singer is the president of The Appointed Worshippers and has succeeded in taking worship beyond songs and words. With a few awards to his credit, Mac Franck has travelled through many West African Countries and is also the president of School of Mentorship with the proof of impact visible around him. He has ministered on same stage with wonderful people like Chris Morgan, Effizzy, to mention but a few. Mac Frank has been doing music for over a decade and has further succeeded in raising music ministers who enjoy same grace of healing and favour that can be found around him. Follow him on Facebook, Mac Franck and on Instagram-Macfranck.

Fredrock Samuels
FREDROCK
FREDROCK
Fredrock is a man who houses a voice of gold. He has ministered in tenacity and has been very good at what he does. The Kabiyoosi crooner also has a large number of awards to his credit and never ceases to go with God, wherever he minsters, to bless his audience. The Cross-Rivers-State born minister is based in Abuja and has ministered with great men, amongst which is Solomon Lange, to mention but a few. His song, Kabiyoosi gets people dancing wherever it is heard and he is one minister to look out for in Nigeria as long as gospel music in concerned. Follow Fredrock on Facebook – Fredrock Samuels, and on Instagram: Fredrock download Kabiyoosi by Fredrock. Click on this link: http://movie.wapbase.org/watch/gmaArlAZ1r4

NEW NOUN GOVERNMENT, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE?

The assumption of every new leadership is always characterized with innovations that such leadership brings to its subjects and subordinates. In the new leadership of National Open University of Nigeria led by Professor Abdallah Ubah Adamu upon the exit of Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe, one would need to take a deep analysis to ascertain whether or not there are positive changes in the present leadership as NOUN Students are found seeming to return to the previous government. A few of the struggles that NOUN students are going through are summarized below:

Remitta Challenge

Just while NOUN students were getting used to generating remitta codes in order to pay necessary fees, right now, the portals have been closed and students who have money to pay into their portals (even though not for this current semester), cannot do so.

Printing of Exam Registration Slips and Identity Cards

For students to gain entrance into examination halls, they would need to present their examination registration slips and identity cards. However, right now, the portals are closed and students cannot access their examination registration slips anymore. Students have been faced with so many “options” which are not even easily verifiable due to the endless posts seen online.

Call for students’ presence in school centres

As if the above are not enough stress to NOUN students, they have been advised to visit their study centres before the commencement of examinations in order to enlist themselves for examinations and are expected to come with documents such as evidences of payments, passport photographs etc, in place of the exam registration slips and identity cards which some of them already have printed.

Inability to submit Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA)
After students have finished reading well enough to submit their TMAs, they woke up to the news that the site is unavailable and they therefore cannot submit their TMAs which constitute 30% of their total marks per semester. Though there have been unconfirmed reports that those who were unable to submit their TMAs will be scored 100% in their examinations, but, NOUN students deserve better. After paying so much money in the name of school fees and etc, they should be properly informed.

NOUN Media

Apart from the use of study centres and sometimes, the NOUN website, students are unsure where to go to or who to ask if and when things go wrong. The school website should be a hub for information. It should serve the needs of the students at all times. Students should not be made to “travel” to their study centres from their work places just to get information about their school and goings on thereat. 


Students are unaware of what is really wrong

Students are exasperated with this twist of events and the many rumors that fill the air of NOUN. This is therefore a clarion call to the management and the leadership of the school to lead the students well and to inform them well too. it is therefore not right for students to just wake up and realize that their sites are unaccessible and they all have to “scout” for information.

Is NOUN still an open and distant learning institution or it is gradually transforming itself into a conventional university?

The Motto of NOUN is “Work and Learn” and this guides students to believe that the system provides convenience for people to work and learn. The call for students to visit their study centres in order to verify their payments and registrations for examinations, which defect is no fault of theirs, makes one to wanna ask if NOUN is supposed to be a conventional university, considering the fact that the majority of the students are working class people who should not stake their jobs just because the school authority demands to see them for dutifully complying with the norms of the institution.

Harmattan in Nigeria… those things that make you wanna hate harmattan season (photos)

    Harmattan in Nigeria

 When you forget to rub cream and you step out and the harmattan hits you

When you wanna smile but your lips remind you that it’s harmattan. no smiling, lolx
Okada men in Lagos be looking like
And then your hair chooses to be rebellious – TRYING TIMES
And then, 10 minutes after wearing your lipstick, your lips be like; SHAME ON ME
And then, your pastor tells you “you are going places”, but you don’t know WHICH LEG YOU ARE GONNA USE!

HOW TO ESCAPE ECONOMIC RECESSION

It is no longer news that Nigeria today is going through an economic recession which has forced Nigerians to go through and into so many unbelievable acts, which include but is not limited to stealing food from neighbours’ pots. However, there are so many ways by which one can escape this economic recession and be free indeed; here are a few
Adjust for good
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Looking back to the Nigerian economy today, not much is new. Many years ago, a two-hundred-naira note could provide a family with feeding, for days. Now, the case is different. So, do not live in the past or in the hopes of going back to how it used to be. Rather, have a fighting spirit. Spur up some energy and be resilient in gathering something now, because just like it seems to have been easier back then, if you do nothing today, you may find out that today may seem easier than tomorrow (when it comes).
Don’t beg for money, make money
Rather than going out of your house every day to beg for money, it is better to make money. Making money is quite different from looking for money. In such a time as this, do not sit down and wait for someone to employ you; instead, make money, employ hands to work with you. Find something to do with your hands. Go all out of your comfort zone and create wealth. Venture into entrepreneurship, step out of your comfort zone, find reasons to do something unusual.
Take advantage of recession
Yeah, there is economic recession, but in the same country, we have people who are still living in hourly luxury. Well, look at this, in a place where there is crisis and people are looking for ways to survive, if you are also looking for how to survive, it is erroneous. Instead of joining in the scout for food (for instance), go farther, buy in large quantities and come sell it to your hungry “colleagues”. Don’t join the bandwagon, be different. If everyone is complaining of theft in the same area where you are, don’t join them in constituting a watchmen group, rather, provide a safer means of saving money for them and let them pay for it. Don’t just swim through recession without taking advantage of it. Remember that there are things that people will always need, no matter the situation they find themselves. So, find out those things that people need everyday and supply it to them.
Look inward 
A wise man once said, “your talent will not fetch you money until you build a business around it”. Look within you, what do you have to offer? What can you give to the outside world? Whatever it is you have that people love to have, see and get is worth staking for money. So don’t be a jolly person who puts smiles on the faces of people yet cannot help himself. If all you know how to do is to make people laugh, don’t do it at their convenience, stage yourself and let them pay to watch you. If you know how to cook wonderful meals, don’t just cook for the whole world to come have a taste, put a price on it. Don’t sing in places where you laugh with those same people you sing to and you all have to fend for yourselves. Stage yourself. Position yourself in the place where people watch to see you.
Be disciplined
What’s worse? When you work so hard, toil in and out of the scorching effects of the sun, burn your strength all day, and then you spend your daily reward feeding your skin and starving your destiny. Before you think of luxury, think about the future. Be very disciplined in your spending. Don’t just buy something because the seller passed you by, spend your money consciously. Be very mindful of all that you spend your money on.  Invest and reinvest your earnings until recession becomes ashamed of you and will let go of its hold on you.
Remember that humans create the economy of every nation, not that the economy creates you. So, create the world you wanna see. It’s possible to escape this economic recession. xoxo 

3 things you should keep away from your closest friend

A Nigerian proverb says: “the ant that will bite you will always come from your wrapper”. So many  people have lost their joy and peace just because they trusted their so called “friends” way too much. So no matter how desperately you want to have and be a good friend, here are five things you should keep from your friend

Your biggest secret

If anything is a secret at all, then it should never be told. Once it leaves the mouth of one person, it fails to be a secret and will be treated as top gossip. You never know what your “friend” is planning against you so be careful.

Your financial status

So many friends will stop at nothing to suit their budgets to your account simply because they feel that you have more money than they do. So instead of going all out to tell the whole world how much you are worth, except of course you are a celebrity who can’t hide their net worth, you are advised to keep your financial status to yourself. It will help you more than it will any one else.

Your next move

Just in case your “friend is desperately planning to cross and crush you, the best way for you to help in defeating yourself is to expose your next move to your friend (enemy). So many people have by this act lost irreparable things in life and this makes it very imperative to keep your goodnews, badnews and next move to yourself, except of course it is worth sharing and will cause no harm or unnecessary jealousy.

Three notions that single ladies should discard about marriage

Society pressurizes one into doing a lot of things and ladies are not left out of this pressure, if at all they do not receive the most of it. However, there are so many wrong notions that are associated with marriage that should be done away with especially in this age, time and era.:
All men are the same
If all men were to be the same, the world would be such a wonderful and beautiful place. Well, before you go on to assume and conclude that all men are the same, examine all the men in your family; do you see them as vile and unreasonable people? Well, do you think your father is also a bad person? It is just important to note that all men cannot be the same. There is someone out there for you. There is someone who is different from all the men you have met. Remember that you haven’t met all the men in the whole world. Stay positive!





Marrying someone just because “it’s too late”

There is never a time that is too late for you to be truly happy in life. The high rate of divorce today is simply because ladies jump into marriages without considering the persons they are getting married to and also because society makes them feel like it’s a do or die affair at some point in their life. It’s much better to take your time so that you do not make choices that you are gonna regret sooner or later. Love is worth waiting for.
A lady has to impress a man

Far as this fallacy has gone, it has also destroyed the mindset of many young ladies today. Really, a man who is really interested in you will not need you to live all your life impressing him. He isn’t gonna play god with your life and watch you run up a mountain and back just to impress him. When a man loves you, even in your flaws and imperfections, he is in love with you and nothing changes that.

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