Monday, 30 June 2014
Alibaba said Dbanj's "Koko" brand could be worth as much as $30billion in a matter of years, but sceptics did not believe him. I guess now that Africa's richest man is seeing the big picture, all that will change?
Are we Practising Christianity Right In Nigeria?
Before you criticize me. I am not a pagan. I believe God exist and he is Real. I believe in the birth and death of Jesus Christ. I believe Jesus Died for our sins. I also believe in Miracles. But are we portraying him the right way. I keep on thinking are we practising Christianity the write way. We keep on asking God to destroy demons, Keep on telling them to suffer, burn and die. We keep on casting them. But I believe we should ask God to touch their hearts and help them and convert them to do good and do away with their evil deeds.
What if your brother was an evil doer and someone cast them to die. Would you like it? They need help, not to die. Another thing I would like to correct is the mentality that if you go to church you are automatically a
"Saint". Demons are in the church so as angels you know. There are many people that are just there physically but not spiritually present. Most youths come to church to chat with their friends and as so called "Set P" or "Yan". Most youths come to church to use Twitter, Instagram, Ping, WhatsApp. Etc.
Rather than listening to the sermon. The church is also a place of immorality both physically and mentally. Parents are also not left out; some of them simply come to network and get contracts. They also do not want to be known as the church "stabber" but rather "The Holy Sister" or "The Holy Brother”.
I personally do not believe in cursing. Someone steals just a little thing like biro and you curse that their father will die. What did that person’s father do to you? Do they have to pay for the sin of their children? But most curses don't work. If the person actually does wrong . God will punish them with what they deserve rather than us speaking against him or his family.
Most Pastors do not practice what they preach. They preach giving but they do not Give. The preach showing love but they do not show love. On every street there are at least 3 Churches (No Research Taken) I know of some pastors who do not get their power of miracles from God but from the Devil. The Pockets of the Pastors are getting fatter while the pockets of their members are slimmer. When I was younger I used to have so much respect for pastors, preachers and evangelist. But as I grew older I began to think twice.
These pastors keep on buying the best of cars and best of Planes. I have no problem with them driving good cars, But not extravagant cars and lifestyles. You see a pastor today buying 70 Million Naira Car. I am like are you going to die with this Car. Does a 70 million Car really add anything to your life. Some of their members don't even have enough to eat. I am not saying there are not pastors called up by God, Yes they are but they are getting extinct. You say you are running a "Christian School" Which is financed by the Church Money but the fees are the highest in Nigeria. The fees in Christian Schools are supposed to be subsidized with the same standard both internationally and nationally. Churches are supposed to set up free schools for the poor.
Most Sermons nowadays is about prosperity and breakthrough. Rather than holiness, doing the will of God and doing good in General like showing Kindness and Love. Yes by the Grace of God we shall be prosperous and we shall have Breakthrough. Tithe: That's a particular percentage of your income either disposable income or taxable income. What is the tithe actually used for? Is it used to enrich the life of the Pastor or the Less Privileged? Most Pastors use Convoys. What are you using Convoy for, is any one coming to kidnap you, are you a criminal? If you believe in God, God will protect you.
But if you believe in the power of the Nigeria Police and their Guns and so be it. For the women the Church is not the place for wearing your best "aso oke" "rura and buba" "ankara" "aso-ebi" keep that for the parties and weddings. Yes you can look Good. But do it in moderation and please dress decently. I didn't say dress like "Sister Mary" but dress moderately.
Church is a place to be humble and not show off. Note the Church walk way is not a runway to model on. The church is not a place to market your products or your services. The Church is being turned to a money making business venture instead of it being a place to improve the spiritual life of the people.
Some Pastors, Preachers and Evangelist are not called by God but sometimes in disguise of the Devil. There are so many fake pastors around. My advice is please watch the Church you go to and the lifestyles of the preachers and pastors. Also remember to do good always.
Written by Ayodeji Alonge
This is Pastor Ernest Chukwuemeka Nwankwo. He's the kidnapper and ritualist masquerading as a pastor and the General Overseer of Holy Family Ministry (a.k.a House of Mercy). Ernest Nwankwo has been on the run since Wednesday 25th June 2014 from his church in Ogolonto, Ikorodu, Lagos, after 8 victims were rescued from his den after one of his female member was caught red handed. See more below...
More about the pastor/ritualist
Ernest Chukwuemeka Nwankwo is an indigene of Nsugbe in Anambra East LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria. He was born at Onitsha on 3rd of November 1964 into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Nwankwo Egbunike. He is the General Overseer of Holy Family Happy Family Ministry also known as House of Mercy (Formally Jesus Divine Healing and Deliverance Catholic Ministry), Lagos, Nigeria. He commenced his scamming work in July 1997 to be precise.
He manages two kidnap centres called Happy Family Home Foundation International at both Ikorodu Lagos State and Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi LGA, Anambra State. He is married to Odelia Anulika Nwankwo.
Once a girl can go through secondary school with her legs closed, the possibility of her getting married as a fresh virgin is high. As a result, I do not think people should doubt this lady and her claims.
Actress Seyi Hunter has confirmed that her thing is still close and no man has entered. Sweet! Born of an Igbo father and Akwa-Ibom mother, she started out her career in the Yoruba sector and has since featured in close to twenty films in both Yoruba and English language movies.
Here are some personal information she shared with Showtime Celebrity in Lagos:
Séx and money, which is more important to you in a relationship?
I know nothing about séx, I’m a virgin. Money is more important to me in a relationship.
When and how did you start acting professionally?
I started acting in 2011. I entered the industry through Funsho Adeolu. I met him at a movie location.
What has been your experience since you started?
It’s been tough. But with God on my side, I’ve been able to achieve a lot within the short period I’ve been in the industry.
What challenges do you encounter as an upcoming actress in the industry?
The truth is they don’t really pay us well as upcoming actresses. Another challenge is getting roles. Though for me, God has been faithful. When I go to any location or for a production, I get another job from that one. It’s as if one job gives birth to another. So far, people I’ve met are people who want to help me, who are willing to stick their necks out for me. People like Collins Onwochei, Chico Ejiro, Damijo Efe Young, Funsho Adeolu and others.
What would you say is your selling point?
(Laughs) Look at me now. It’s not as if I’m so endowed physically. I’m just one humble girl next door. Favour is my selling point.
What’s your view on porno-graphy in the industry?
So far I’ve not done any porno-graphic movie and I’ve not gotten any of such script.
What if you were asked to, would you?
Let that time come first. When I get to that bridge, I would cross it.
Can you go nudé in a movie?
I can’t go stark nudé in any movie. I can’t even strip nakéd in front of any body.
Would you have séx in a movie?
We don’t have real séx in movies, it’s make-believe, we don’t do the real thing. I can kiss, smooch and touch. It’s my job, there’s nothing to it and it ends there, it doesn’t go beyond the camera.
Would you date a guy in the industry?
I can if I meet the right person.
How important is money to you when it comes to your choice of man?
I’m not looking for a stinkingly rich man. If he has all the money without good attributes, then he’s not for me. I like humble people. So, he has to be humble, God-fearing, extremely nice, very romantic and loving.
What’s the most challenging role you’ve played so far?
Broken Fixtures, where I had to kiss and romance. The role I played in My Club was also challenging because I had to drink and smoke, which I don’t do in real life.
Is there a role you would turn down?
As long as I’m not required to have actual séx, I can’t turn down any role.
Are you in a relationship?
Yes. I was attracted to him because of the fact that he’s born again, spoils me with gifts and puts my needs before his own.
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu, on Sunday, banned women from attending church services with hand-bags.
The ban followed recent incursion of the Boko Haram insurgents into the South-East, especially the foiled bomb attack at the Winners’ Church in Owerri, Imo State.
The development, according to the church, is aimed at nipping in the bud any possible attack on places of worship in the Diocese.
According to the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. (Dr) Calistus Onaga, who directed all parish priests within the Diocese to make the official announcement during Sunday services, he appealed to the faithful to cooperate with the church in that regard.
He said the exercise was not meant to embarrass the women or any body, but was born out of the present disturbing insecurity challenges facing the nation.
The cleric however, assured that it will be done with human face, and in a civilised manner, adding that the church, do not want to take chances.
A worshipper who do not want his name in print said, “I must tell you, the Bishop and entire Catholic faithful in Enugu, are apprehensive with the rumour of the insurgents infiltrating the east, especially the alleged recent escape of two buses conveying Boko Haram members in Abia state, during a security check.
“I support the development that henceforth, women will no longer be allowed to enter Catholic churches during masses with hand bags, apart from their purses, which will also be subjected to thorough scrutiny by church workers.
“Before today’s announcement was made, our Bishop had already briefed all the parish priests under the Diocese, so that they can take the message down to their various parishes.
“Though, we known that if God did not guard a city, guard men will be guarding in vein; but there is also need for us as human beings to play our own part, while God plays his own part”.
Meanwhile, Bishop Onaga, has urged members of the Catholic community in the Diocese and elsewhere, to always be security conscious, stressing that the present insecurity challenges confronting Nigeria, had remained a serious source of concern to the church.
The hand bag prohibition, according to the Bishop, will affect every woman, both young and old.
“There will be no sacred cow in its implementation”, a church source said.
The Greece players have showed just how admirable they are after rejecting their World Cup bonuses – and instead asking for the money to be used to build a new training centre for the team.
The squad detailed their request in a signed letter to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, on Sunday after qualifying for the last 16 of the tournament in Brazil for the first time in their history.
‘We do not want extra bonus, or money. We only play for Greece and its people,’ Greek media reported the players as writing.
‘All we want is for you to support our effort to find a land and create a sports center that will house our National team.’
The team’s commendable request comes after Cameroon and Ghana were embroiled in rows over their World Cup bonuses recently – with the Ghana FA having to send $3m (£1.8million) to Brazil to resolve the issue.
Greece will be hoping to make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup when they play Costa Rica in the last 16 in Recife.
A woman was accidentally shot in the leg at a Bloomsberg, Pa. gun show by a vendor while he was demonstrating a gun holster, according to BloomUToday.
Krista Gearhart told police she was shot in the right leg by Geoffrey Hawk, an Eagle Arms Gun Show vendor.
Gearhart was treated at and released from a local hospital, according to BloomUToday.