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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Our Three Driving Forces In BLW – Pastor Deola Philips





The 2018 Super Sessions began with the Esteemed Pastor Deola Phillips introducing the delegates to the BLW’s 3 Driving Forces Which Pastor Chris introduced during the Staff week.

1. BLW Exceptionalism
2. BLW Expansionism
3. BLW Perfectionism

She explained that these three forces must be imbibed in anyone that wishes to be success in life . “They must be real to you and guide your actions and the things you do. When David met Goaliath, they Jews had covenant with Jehovah but only David acted differently and got different result. Same here, only Pastors that imbibe these forces will get required results”.

Pastor Deola then used the life of Abraham to explain these forces in details.

Exceptionalism, according to her, is the theory and idea that you are uniquely different, It connects the idea of supremacy to others. “You believe that what you hold dear is superior. It pushes you to leadership because your ideology is higher. You also believe that you don’t need to conform to the ideals of others, we’ve been called to the body of Christ in this concept”.

She then reminded the Pastors that we have a message for the body of Christ and for the world, explaining that the work of God on earth for this this time depends on what we do with our exceptionalism.

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:” Genesis‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬.


Driving the point home, she explained that Abraham knew that he was called to bless the world and raise a nation that is different. She noted that later on, the Lord extended that vision and told him that everyone from him will be a king, that they shall reign in life. “This is talking about us. We are called to bless the world. We are a blessing to the world. All we know is a life of giving. The source of giving will never run dry. Wherever you find yourself, you’re called to show others the way. Our message, calling, operations are different”.

Dwelling on the topic of Expansionism, Pastor Deola described it to mean expanding our reach and influence through the the relentless spreading of our message through all available means.

“And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.” Genesis‬ ‭13:14-17.

She informed her listeners that what we have is a limitless vision. “There’s no limit for us. We go to every man’s world. We take over the world. That’s a big vision. Abraham turned on his eyes of the spirit and says that the world belongs to him. Every area around you belong to you. When you stop growing, you’ve lost the vision. Use words like every school, all the people, the truth is that we’ve been called to take over. Oh glory to God. These are cities of souls. We take over families and nations”

“We’re building networks. Be involved is part of the expansion vision. Plan with the city, the vision will produce the people. They will come to be part of it. Say I’m spreading”.

The atmosphere was already charged when Pastor Deola launched into the third force of BLW Perfectionism which she explained means the idea and disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable in manner of life, product and service delivery.

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” Genesis‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬.

She told the delegates to understand the doctrine of righteousness that manifest itself in what we do. As she explained, they are the out working of our inner righteousness and manifests in several things. Everything you do should be perfect and excellent. He’s called us to virtue and perfection. Accurate, excellent, balance, justice and fairness in dealing with people, these are part of perfectionalism. Practice your righteousness by your perfectionism. Excellence in whatever you do. You stir it up within you.

In rounding up, she advised the Pastors and her listeners to be the best wherever they are and whatever they do. “God deserves the very best, not just your best. He’s the King of kings”.

“Meditate on these. Work in them. Stir these forces within you. Nothing short of the best in everything you do. It’s a unique thing that flows within all of us. When you’re a believer, the job you do express your righteousness. I’m working in the BLW exceptionalism, expasionalism, perfectionalism”

#ippcdaily

God’s Special Elite Forces – Reverend Tom Amenkhienan




The second super session of day one of the IPPC was handled by the Esteemed Reverend Tom Amenkhienan. He spoke on a special topic – God’s Special Elite Forces. He defined special to mean being distinguished by special quality. Elite, according to him, refers to the best in class. He remainded his listeners that there are no sissies in God’s army. “God gives His highest battles to His strongest soldiers”. In his words, the Army bears the closest semblance to our work in the ministry. There’s an expectation. When you hear army, training and discipline comes to your mind.

Reverend Tom dived into an expose on how the military works. “The Armed Forces don’t accept excuses. Loyalty and commitment are standards. It’s a matter of life and death. You don’t own your time or choices anymore. They’re trained to keep winning and failure is not an option. Readiness and preparation to win all the time. The military across the world have elite forces that always get the job done. They don’t come back with excuses”.

“In God’s kingdom, Reverend Tom continued, there are examples. God gives assignments to people that always win. David is an example. Joshua had the assignment to take the people to the promised land. They defeated all obstacles. They stuck to the word of God. No man could stand Joshua all the days of his life. The person that brought shame was wiped out completely, with his family. Joshua didn’t want any defeat in his history”.

Reverend Tom also cited the example of Paul the Apostle. He had an assignment that had to be accomplished and he delivered. To him, sheer commitment can push the natural limits and the supernatural can go even further. “Our mandate and vision must be accomplished. Failure is not an option. Adversaries are not options. Oppositions are not factors, we are ahead. Our man of God is blazing the trail and we are following. We are on the winning side. Victory is our song. We are repositioning. Obstacles are stepping stones to our victories”.


He emphasized that we should be working in the coscousness that we are special in God’s special army and can’t lower our standards. We are exceptional. Recall that David also had special forces within his army. When David wanted water, by training, these three soldiers, went out of their way to get water for David. That’s what some people do today for our Man of God. They broke through at the risk of their lives and got David the water. David poured it out as an offering to the Lord.

“And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains; These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.” 1 Chronicles‬ ‭12:8, 14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

He charged the delegates that each person is an army of a hundred and a thousand men.

“And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the Lord. Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.” 1 Chronicles‬ ‭12:23, 33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

They were skillful, loyal and not double minded. These men could kill lions because David did the same and taught them. Joshua was so unafriad and sure of victory that he challenged an angel of the Lord. There shouldn’t be distractions. Paul encouraged Timothy to be like a good soldier.

Reading from Philippians 3:8-10 in message, Reverend Tom stated that Christ alone mattered to him. “I’m well on my way. I’ve got my eyes on the gold”. That’s. Necessity is laid upon me to preach this gospel, the mandate from God. It is all for the sake of the gospel. These are the things that set them apart.

Skill
Courage
Purpose
Hardness
Not double minded
They deliver results, not excuses

In conclusion, Reverend Tom Amenkhienan cautioned the delegates not to sweat the little things. The navy seals have their ethos. It’s about uncompromising integrity. They are physically harder and mentally stronger than their enemies. The success of our mission depends on each one of us. Availability is critical to run with the mandate we’ve been given. We’re getting ready to be launched into 2019 from here.

#ippcdaily

#IPPC2018: Pastor Chris Shocks Pastors




The Pastor’s Conference of the ongoing International Pastors and Partners Conference (IPPC) 2018, touched a spiritual nerve yesterday evening with Pastor Chris sharing a message he said, he wanted to share for the past three years. The message is on the power and pursuit of purpose. He started by asking the congregation their understanding of purpose. He went ahead to define purpose as an intent, design, the reason for being, and a course or action. “Why do you do what you do. What motivates you? What’s your fire? What drives you? What’s your purpose? Purpose matters”, he added.

Purpose, according to Pastor Chris, must be specific. Design must be specific. He gave example with the Bible the Bible with 66 books, noting that it is so detailed without assumptions, written with so much clarity. Using that as basis, he asked the congregation what their driving force is. “Why are you a minister of the gospel? What are you into this thing and when will you stop?”, he quipped.

Pastor Chris stated that before answering the question, it will be nice to start with the negative reasons that drive people and cause them to do what they do. “Why do people do what they do, like move to a new city or enroll in some online courses? Why are you doing what you are doing”, he asked. Pastor Chris launched into a detailed expose of these negative forces which includes fear. According to him, oftentimes, people can’t even define what they are afraid of. “There are people who are more motivated by fear than by faith. Some move to live in certain places because of fear of danger. But until you locate the negative driving forces that make you do what you do, you would have any solution…”Pastor also explained the fear of rejection and read from Proverbs 29:25 – “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.”

The second set of negative forces according to Pastor Chris is resentment, anger, jealousy, and other things that prompt people to action. “Some ministries are started on the foundation of anger and bitterness and fight. You have some people that will not attend some meetings because a Pastor they don’t like calls for that meeting… How are you able to pray and speak in tongues and lift your hand”.

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.”(Matthew 23:27-28 KJV.)

Driving the message further, Pastor stated that others are motivated by the memories of the past. They have never left their past and are held bondage to their past. They erroneously believe that maybe if the please God, they can overcome their past. Some even have nightmares and pictures of what happened in their pasts.

The fourth negative force Pastor Chris stated was the desire for approval. “Sometimes they want approval from pathologically ‘unpleasable’ people. Parents, spouses, relations, friends. There are bosses you cannot please. It’s a disease, pleasing the unpleasable. Because of that, you can’t do so much”. He backed this up with the book of John, “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” (John 5:44 KJV.)

According to Pastor, if you want to please everybody, you will be a slave to the last person you talk to. Paul said follow me as I follow the Master so that we both can please the Master. That’s what you do.

The fifth negative force is worldliness. “Listen, this is Pastors conference, I’m talking to you. Fix your life before helping others also”. He warned that worldliness, canality, being carried away by the spirit of the world are some of the challenges many are facing today. “Some Christians’ discussions are so canal, with nothing spiritual. When they argue about football, they almost want to fight. They become so passionate about their football teams that they forget who they are”. That is worldliness, he said. “Can you imagine, even a pastor has a role model that’s not a Christian”, he wondered. He referenced the book of (1 John 2:15 KJV) that “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”.

Admonishing the delegates not to love the world, otherwise, the love of the father won’t be in them. The word of God is final. The Father loves the people, not the world and its systems.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:15-16 KJV.

Buttressing the point further, Pastor Chris talked about the lust of the flesh, of the lust of the eyes, reminding the delegates that the reality shows are part of it. Your describing it as reality show and not acting does not make it not to be worldliness. “When you finish from it, you will start speaking in tongues. Your spiritually then descends to the pit”. The story of the gentleman that was so upset about the family tree which produce only nuts….

Pastor Chris closed the message by admonishing delegates not to be carried away until they forget the higher purpose they are supposed to live for. “If you do the will of the Father, you will be unshakable. The world becomes yours. What life do you want to live, how do you want to live it. The pursuit of purpose”.

#IPPC2018.

Monday, 12 November 2018

DO IT BECAUSE HE SAID IT


Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional.
Monday 12th November 2018

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. (James 1:22)

The Christian who’s come to spiritual maturity is always quick to act on the Word; he doesn’t question or try to rationalise God’s Word or His instructions; he simply takes the required actions. That’s where the blessing really is: acting on the Word. As we read in our opening verse, it’s the doers of the Word that please the Father, not those who hear, and do nothing. As long as it’s His Word, be quick and willing to act.

In the New Testament, God doesn’t have to convince us to obey His voice or do His Word, because we live the Word. Like Abraham, we’ve come to trust Him, because we’re acquainted with Him through fellowship. Abraham is, for us, an example of one who greatly esteemed God’s instructions. In Genesis 22:2, the Lord said to him, “...Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.”

As tough as this instruction was, Abraham didn’t question it; he acted accordingly and would have sacrificed his son, had the Lord not stopped him. His motivation was simple: God said to do it, and that’s it! This should be your attitude to the Word always. Your pleasure and delight should be in doing the things the Lord said to do. His instruction to you may seem unpleasant or illogical, but be wise and do what He says, because God’s “foolishness” is wiser than man’s wisdom.

If you’re about to make a decision and the Word of God reveals something different, don’t harden your heart; go with the Word. God’s Word will always show you the “more excellent” way. Yield yourself completely to the lordship of the Word, and watch the Word mould, correct, transform, and position you for greatness, and fulfil His destiny for your life.

PRAYER
Dear Father, your Word to me is the greatest of all treasures; I’ll forever yield myself to the lordship of your Word to mould, correct and fashion me into that glorious personality that you’ve ordained me to be, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
II Timothy 3:16‭-‬17 
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.


Hebrews 4:12 
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN.
Hebrews 10:19-39 & Ezekiel 3-4

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN.
2 Peter 3:1-18 & Ezekiel 43


Paris Peace Forum: Full text of President Buhari’s speech in France



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President Muhamnadu Buhari is currently in Paris, France for the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum.

The Nigerian leader spoke yesterday on “Illicit financial flows (IFFs) and corruption: the challenge of global governance.”

Here is the full text of the President’s speech:

1. I am delighted to be part of the inaugural edition of the Paris Peace Forum and would like to commend the Government of France for this laudable initiative.

2. We also thank France for inviting Nigeria to participate in the forum on the sidelines of the Centenary Celebration of the Armistice. It is important to recall that although Nigeria was not independent at the time, the fact remains that it had participated in the war efforts.

3. Nigeria contributed a company of riflemen and support services to the war under the Royal West African Frontier Forces.

4. I should like on this Remembrance Day, to pay tribute to the sacrifice and bravery of all those who had fallen in battle and the pain and suffering of those they left behind.

5. More than half a million Africans fought in the trenches of the First World War for France alone. There was bitter fighting also in east and southern Africa and around Cameroon and Nigeria. We shall not forget.

6. I believe this Forum would provide the needed opportunity for knowledgeable exchange and sharing of best practices on the challenges militating against the much needed good governance in many countries of the world. It is on this premise that my presentation will dwell on “Illicit Financial Flows And Corruption: The Challenge of Global Governance”.
Distinguished Participants,

7. The cancerous effects of Illicit Financial Flows and corruption on the socio-economic development of countries are glaringly evident. The negative impact and ramifications of Illicit Financial Flows are many-sided.
The list which is long and ever-growing, includes:

a. Draining of foreign exchange reserves;
b. Reduction of tax/revenue collection;
c. Poor investment inflows due to near absence of credibility, transparency and policy stability.

8. Illicit financial flows escalate poverty by denying the citizens the benefit of the resources meant for development.

9. This is a crime of opportunity which thrives most in permissive environments. Such outflows further undermine the rule of law, stifle trade and worsen macro-economic conditions.

10. These reprehensible acts are being perpetrated by several international tax havens and secret jurisdictions, which facilitate the operation of:

a. Disguised corporations;

b. Anonymous trust accounts;

c. Fake charitable foundations;

d. Money laundering and transfer pricing mechanisms.

11. Indeed, Illicit Financial Flows have exacerbated poverty and inequality in many societies of the world. Thus, concerted and multi-jurisdictional efforts must be deployed to frontally tackle the menace.

12. Combating corruption has been a defining feature of our Government. Upon assuming office on 29th May, 2015, we made fighting corruption one of the three pillars of our Administration’s priority programmes, given the fact that corruption was threatening the very foundation of our national life, socio-economic development, security and even the consolidation of our democracy.

13. We continue to demonstrate zero tolerance for corrupt practices and non-conformity conduct in public life, by confronting corruption head-on. This is predicated on the fact that we remain steadfast in our commitment of ensuring integrity and ethical conduct in the task of governance. We are mindful of the primacy of leadership by example in this regard.

14. Our efforts at fighting corruption are firmly within the limits of the rule of law, in spite of the interest-forcing strategies of those who chose to discountenance the fundamental value of compliance with the laws of the land.

15. With the progress we have made, we feel the need to ensure that we put enduring institutional frameworks in place for action and measures that will consolidate our achievements in the fight against Illicit Financial Flows and corruption.

16. In the circumstances, strengthening the institutional capacity of anti-corruption bodies has been accorded due attention. For us, therefore, effective institutions and political will are strong counter-measures against corruption and Illicit Financial Flows.

17. In addition, we introduced the Whistle-Blowing policy, whereby information on the violation of financial regulations, mismanagement of public funds and assets, financial malpractices or fraud as well as theft can be reported to authorities.

18. This policy is geared towards ensuring public accountability and transparency, and it has yielded dividends, as we have recovered billions of Naira from corrupt persons and companies.

19. We have also redirected recovered funds to the development of critical infrastructure and programmes that will benefit our people. Funds and assets recovered through our actions, will be deployed in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

20. At the continental level, the African Union also launched the war against corruption and bestowed on me the honour to champion the cause. In this connection, our priorities for international cooperation as a continent will focus on the following:

a. Strengthening international cooperation on asset tracing, recovery and repatriation;

b. Enhancing cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations’ anti-corruption monitoring mechanisms through stronger engagement; and

c. Widening the understanding and relevance of anti-corruption efforts towards the realization of Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

21. Appropriate legislation and policies which promote transparent financial transactions should be encouraged.

22. In addition, regulatory institutions and agencies should be strengthened to fight corruption. Nigeria has a good example in this regard with the Tax Appeal Tribunal inaugurated recently. The Tribunal arbitrates between tax payers and government in order to ensure equity and fairness in tax administration.

23. In accordance with relevant international statutes, asset return is unconditional. It is a commitment which members of the international community must abide by.

24. Nigeria, therefore, reiterates its commitment to all existing international legal frameworks to enforce anti-corruption measures, including the recovery and return of stolen assets.

Distinguished Participants,

25. While acknowledging the tremendous progress that has been achieved through the enactment of global instruments, some fundamental technical issues remain unresolved.

26. These revolve around the formulation of policy and regulatory frameworks that cut across different jurisdictions. We must not lose sight of the role played by secret companies, banks and law firms, all too often based in developed economies and their related offshore centres.

27. Recent studies reveal that flaws in the global financial system enable corrupt individuals to hide details of their financial dealings under the noses of governments and law enforcement agencies. This underscores the need to urgently address the issue of Mutual Legal Assistance, as well as continental legal frameworks, in the context of safe havens for illicit transfers.

Distinguished Participants,

28. Our experience in Nigeria is that financial crimes, such as corruption and fraudulent activities, generate enormous unlawful profits which often prove so lucrative that the threat of a jail term is not sufficient to deter perpetrators.

29. A more powerful deterrent is to ensure that profits and assets generated from illicit financial flows and corruption are recovered and returned to countries of origin.

30. This is not to under-estimate the value of strong institutions. It only indicates that asset recovery represents significant deterrence compared to the traditional focus on obtaining conviction by the law enforcement agencies of the countries of origin.

Distinguished Participants,

31. As we take stock of the strengths and weaknesses of domestic, regional and international mechanisms against Illicit Financial Flows, I seize this opportunity to recall the Global Declaration Against Corruption made in London in 2016 and our commitment thereto.

32. Among other things, the Declaration encapsulates our collective commitment to the principles of Open Government Partnership, especially the National Action Plans to actualize beneficial ownership transparency, enhance the capacity of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs), reinforce Independent Reporting Mechanisms and support the activities of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. We should remain resolute in our commitment to the aforementioned goals.

33. Similarly, we must crack down on safe havens for corrupt assets. I also advocate sanctions by professional bodies against transactional middlemen (lawyers, bankers, brokers, public officials, etc.) who facilitate Illicit Financial Flows.

34. I would like to reiterate that the Government of Nigeria remains open and is ever willing to continue to identify and share experiences and strategies to give life to the ideas that will lead to winning the fight against corruption.

Esteemed Ladies and Gentlemen,

35. Finally, let me reiterate the importance of unity and collective action. It is only together that we stand a better chance to win the fight against the menace of Illicit Financial Flows and corruption.

I thank you for your patience and attention.

Photos: Drunk man rams into convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai





The convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, was involved in an accident in Kaduna state last night.

A statement from the Army says the official staff car had an accident at Jere town on the way to Kaduna. A man who was under the influence of alcohol, veered off his lane and rammed into the staff car.

The COAS was not in the car. However, the ADC sustained minor injuries and has been evacuated to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

The driver of the car that rammed into the convoy of the Army chief is presently receiving medical attention at a Nigerian Army Medical facility. The Army says the case has been reported to Police and Investigation has commenced. Initial findings showed driver was under the influence of alcohol.


Togolese cook confesses to killing his boss, Chief Ope Bademosi at his home in Parkview estate Lagos





Sunday Anani, the Togolese cook of businessman and chairman of Credit Swift ltd, Chief Ope Bademosi, has told the police how he killed his boss at their home located at No.3B, Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

A statement from the Lagos state police command's spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, says the journey that eventually ended the life of the business mogul and an Ondo state indigine, began in Ondo town, in the deceased home state, on 25/10/2018, when one Kofi Friday, 27, returned from Togo to Nigeria and called his compatriots including the murder suspect, Sunday Adefonou Anani, aged 22 years to his house at Yaba area in Ondo town to deliver messages from home.

When Sunday came to take his message, the said Kofi Friday who happens to be his cousin, delivered the good news that he has secured him a job as a cook in a rich man's house in Ikoyi Lagos through one Agbeko Ayenahin, a male friend of his. The suspect was subsequently taken to the deceased house in Ondo state on Friday October 26, 2018. It is important to mention that deceased usually went home every last weekend of the month; so on Sunday, October 28, 2018, he brought the suspect, Sunday Adefonou, 22, to Lagos to start work as his cook. 

Three days after, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, the suspect with the intention to rob the deceased, made his way to his room through the kitchen, to the lobby and then to the room which was the scene of crime, when he observed that the woman of the house, Mrs Ebunola Bademosi, left home for a transaction in a neighbourhood bank called Polaris Bank, Falomo branch. 

According to the suspect, when he got to the deceased room and met him on the bed, he said "Chief I am not here to kill you " the deceased asked him "what do you want " and he replied "money "

The deceased said he had no money in the house. At this point, the suspect said he tied him up with a cloth and put him on the floor. He went further to say that the deceased while still on the floor kicked him causing the knife he tucked inside his pants to fall off. He added that the deceased crawled to pick the knife but he (suspect ) was faster; that he struggled with him and the knife accidentally pierced the deceased. He said that while exiting the room, the deceased took the knife to stab him so he kicked him and he fell down. He then took the knife and stabbed him twice on the chest which added to three knife stabs.

When he was done killing the man, he entered his bathroom and threw away his apron already stained with blood and the kitchen knife used as murder weapon. He thereafter heard a knock on the kitchen door, sensing it must be the deceased wife, he ran out of the room and exited from the sitting room door. 


Oti in his statement said Sunday was confronted by the guard at the gate, one Nura Mamudu, who asked him where he was hurrying to and he replied that "madam sent me on an errand". 


Finding himself in the street, he came across men loading cement into a Dangote truck. He assisted them and they rewarded him with a lift to Ondo state and the sum of five hundred Naira (N500. 00) given to him by the truck driver in appreciation. 

Investigation into the case revealed the following facts

- that the incident occurred on 31/10/2018, at about 0810hrs; 

-That the suspect committed the offence when the deceased's wife, Mrs Ebunola Bademosi went to Polaris Bank, Falomo branch, Lagos for a transaction; 

-That the suspect fled the crime scene when he heard knocks on the door of the kitchen door to Ondo state for refuge.,

-That the deceased's wife entered the crime scene through the sitting room after knocking several times on the kitchen door without response from the suspect. 

-That the deceased's wife, Ebunola Bademosi reported the incident to police after she found her husband in a pool of blood on 31/10/2018;

-That the deceased, some minutes before his death, called his wife, Ebunola Bademosi on phone, complaining that the suspect, Sunday Adefonou Anani barged into his bedroom uninvited; 

-That the suspect, Sunday Adefonou Anani, stabbed the deceased severally on the thoracic region (chest); 

-That the the scene of crime which is the deceased bedroom, was scattered and stained with blood;

-That after killing the deceased, the suspect stole his Samsung phone and fled to Ondo state where he was later arrested on 02/11/2018;

-That the stolen Samsung phone was recovered from the suspect upon his arrest in Ondo state; 

-That the kitchen knife used in killing the deceased was found inside the deceased's toilet; 

-That the suspect's apron found at the scene of crime was soaked with blood; 

-That the suspect broke down in tears and confessed to the act after he was confronted with evidence of the CCTV footage;

-That the suspect led the investigation team to the crime scene demonstrating/reconstructing how he carried out the crime;

-That, samples recovered from the scene of the incident have been handed over to Forensic and DNA Department of Ministry of Justice for examination and analysis;

-That the autopsy report attributed the cause of death to (a) Bilateral Haemothorax (b) Laceration of the lung and intercostal vessels and (c) Multiple sharp force trauma to the chest;

-That the suspects Kofi Friday, Agbeko Ayenahin, Salisu Hussein and Nura Mamudu are not linked to the crime. 

The police say investigation has established a prima facie case of armed robbery/murder of one Opeyemi Bademosi, male, aged 67 years against Sunday Adefonou Anani, male, 22 years. It is evident that the suspect single handedly committed the crime by stabbing Opeyemi Bademosi to death with a kitchen knife with intent to steal from him.

Chike added that the suspect will be arrainged in court while the other suspects who are not linked to the crime will be released to reliable sureties. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi has directed that the casefile be duplicated and forwarded to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for vetting and legal advice. He noted that the murder suspect, Sunday Adefonou Anani was availed the services of a French speaking lawyer from the Office of the Public Defender (OPD), who was with him throughout the duration of this investigation.

Hundreds of villagers flee after Boko Haram raid in Borno State






Hundred of villagers fled their homes in Bale Shuwa in Jere LGA of Borno on Saturday November 11, after an attack by Boko Haram militants.

The Militants reportedly arrived in trucks and opened fire, setting homes ablaze.

One disabled person was allegedly killed while sixty five houses were burnt and more than 200 cows and 300 flock of sheep and goats were carted away.

According to a statement from Zonal coordinator NEMA North East, Bashir Garga Idris, on Sunday, injured victims have been provided with first aid and humanitarian needs assessment is being conducted to enable the mobilization of immediate relief assistance

The insurgents were said to have attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri but their efforts were repelled by troops of the Nigerian army and members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF).

Sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions lasted for hours as many of the villagers fled into Maiduguri.

Corruption in Nigeria is so lucrative that threat of jail term is not sufficient to deter perpetrators- President Buhari




President Buhari on Sunday in Paris, France, called for stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows, including crackdown on safe heavens, warning that continuous impunity will encourage more pilfering of countries’ resources to the detriment of poor and vulnerable populace.

Speaking at the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum held on the sidelines of the Centenary of Armistice Day, President Buhari said Nigeria has strengthened its laws and institutions to fight corruption, fast-track recovery of stolen assets and punish offenders, urging more commitment from governments and international institutions.

The President delivered his statement on “Illicit Financial Flows (Iffs) and Corruption: The Challenge of Global Governance’’ during the event, attended by about 70 world leaders and governments.

“We must crack down on safe havens for corrupt assets. I also advocate sanctions by professional bodies against transactional middlemen (lawyers, bankers, brokers, public officials, etc.) who facilitate Illicit Financial Flows.

“I would like to reiterate that the Government of Nigeria remains open and is ever willing to continue to identify and share experiences and strategies to give life to the ideas that will lead to winning the fight against corruption,’’ the President said.

He noted that illicit financial flows pose a risk to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as many countries grapple with the challenge of gathering resources to improve their Human Development Index, while a few privileged individuals continue to explore the weaknesses in financial systems.

“Our experience in Nigeria is that financial crimes, such as corruption and fraudulent activities, generate enormous unlawful profits which often prove so lucrative that the threat of a jail term is not sufficient to deter perpetrators.

“A more powerful deterrent is to ensure that profits and assets generated from illicit financial flows and corruption are recovered and returned to countries of origin.

“This is not to under-estimate the value of strong institutions. It only indicates that asset recovery represents significant deterrence compared to the traditional focus on obtaining conviction by the law enforcement agencies of the countries of origin,’’ President Buhari said.

The President urged world leaders and global institutions to remain resolute on the Global Declaration Against Corruption made in London in 2016, which encapsulates the collective commitment to the principles of Open Government Partnership, especially the National Action Plans to actualize beneficial ownership transparency and enhance the capacity of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs).

He said the Independent Reporting Mechanisms and support for the activities of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes should be reinforced.


“As we take stock of the strengths and weaknesses of domestic, regional and international mechanisms against Illicit Financial Flows, I seize this opportunity to recall the Global Declaration Against Corruption made in London in 2016 and our commitment thereto,’’ he added.

President Buhari said tremendous progress had been achieved through the enactment of global instruments, noting that some fundamental technical issues remain unresolved.

“These revolve around the formulation of policy and regulatory frameworks that cut across different jurisdictions. We must not lose sight of the role played by secret companies, banks and law firms, all too often based in developed economies and their related offshore centres.


“Recent studies reveal that flaws in the global financial system enable corrupt individuals to hide details of their financial dealings under the noses of governments and law enforcement agencies. This underscores the need to urgently address the issue of Mutual Legal Assistance, as well as continental legal frameworks, in the context of safe havens for illicit transfers,’’ he said.

He disclosed that the Whistle-Blowing policy had facilitated recovery of billions of naira from corrupt persons, which had been redirected to the development of critical infrastructure and programmes that will benefit all Nigerians and realisation of the SDGs.

At the continental level, the President said the African Union had bestowed on him the honour to champion the fight against corruption, which would be focused on strengthening international cooperation on asset tracing, recovery and repatriation, and enhancing cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations’ anti-corruption monitoring mechanisms.

Guardiola argues with Raheem Sterling on pitch despite Mancity's 3-1 derby victory (photos/videos)





Manchesty City gave a brilliant performance as they defeated rival, Manchester United 3-1, with goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan.

With the win in the bag, Raheem Sterling spent some of the closing period showboating in possession with a couple of stepovers.

After the final whistle, Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola stormed onto the field where he was involved in a heated exchange with Sterling. It appeared the City boss wasn't pleased with Sterling's display towards the end of the game.



Sterling, who had been moved into a central position late on, had the ball out on the left and teased the United defenders with Leroy Sane and Phil Foden, much to the delight of the City support. But the Spanish manager took exception and unleashed a passionate tirade on Sterling after the game.

Sterling's manager was not the only one disappointed with the action which was joined by cries of 'Ole' from the home support as Juan Mata remonstrated with his rival too.




Mata appeared to scald his opponent for his step overs late in the game

Guardiola later explained in a interview that he spoke with Sterling who recently bought a £15,000 guard dog as "he made some movements with his legs that we could avoid".

The City boss added: "He's young and will learn."





It was an otherwise very pleasing day for the Premiere league champions and league leaders as they moved 12 points ahead of United.

David Silva and Sergio Aguero sent the hosts 2-0 ahead before Anthony Martial gave United some hope with a second-half penalty.

But Ilkay Gundogan confirmed victory with a third goal in the final minutes of the game.

Watch videos of Sterling Showboating and Pep Scalding him after the final whistle below.

Former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke to be extradited from UK - EFCC





The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that the process for the extraditing former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke from the United Kingdom has begun.

Acting Spokesman of the commission, Tony Orilade said there have been calls from different quarters for the extradition of the former minister over several allegations of impropriety against her.

According to Orilade, EFCC’s Operations Department has made presentation to the Legal Department to commence the process, and that process has commenced. He, however, said that the action had to be processed through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, explaining that it was not something the commission would commence and conclude on its own.

“It is ongoing. Within the next few weeks, the extent to which we have gone will be made known to the public. It is not a fresh case; it is not a fresh petition that is just being looked into; the whole process is a total package. This extradition is just an aspect of Diezani’s investigation and commencement of trial,” he said.

In 2017, a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the final forfeiture of N7.6 billion alleged loot recovered from the former minister to the Federal Government.

Gerard Butler shares selfie where he's standing in front of his burned down house and car destroyed by the California wildfires







Gerard Butler is one of the celebrities affected by the California wildfires.

The 300 actor's home and properties were destroyed in the fire. He returned to his Malibu home on Saturday to find it completely destroyed by the fast-moving Woolsey fire.



The 48-year-old took to Instagram on Sunday to share the extent of the devastation. In the snap, he is seen standing in front of the remains of building and his burned out truck.







The actor looked worried as he emerged from his property followed by girlfriend Morgan Brown. They both had on heavy green jackets, jeans, boots and face masks around their necks.







He captioned it:


Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California.

Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LosAngelesFireDepartment.

If you can, support these brave men and women at SupportLAFD.org







Singer Robin Thicke also lost the Malibu home he shares with model April Love Geary and their baby.

The 2018 California wildfire season has been one of the most destructive on record in the state of California.


65-year-old man dies while having sex with his 34-year-old lover in Anambra





Tragedy struck at a hotel in Awka, the Anambra state capital yesterday Sunday November 11th after a 65-year-old man, Obi Nwoda, died while having sex with his 34-year-old lover.

According to reports, the man arrived the hotel on Friday November 10th and stayed there in the last two days, satisfying his sexual urge with different girls


“The man had been here for two days with different girls visiting him before the unfortunate incident took place. We suspect that he was a businessman.” a resident in the said

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, said


“There was a report by the management of the hotel in Agu, Awka at the ‘B’ Division that on the same date at about 5pm, one Ifeoma Ayinka, 34 years old of Agu Ukwu in Anaocha LGA, who came to lodge in the hotel with one Obi Nwoda ‘M’ aged 65 years of the same address, was leaving the hotel premises without the said man and when confronted and taken back to the hotel room, they discovered that the man was lying on the bed unconscious.

“Upon receipt of the complaint, the scene was visited by police patrol team attached to ‘B’ Division led by the DPO, Odion Ekeinde, and the victim was rushed to the Apex Hospital, Awka, where he was confirmed dead on arrival. The woman alleged that the victim collapsed while making love to her. She was subsequently arrested and the case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident

The remains of the deceased had been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.

NSCDC recovers the dead body of a suspected vandal inside one of NNPC's pipelines in Ogun State








The Ogun State command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday said it recovered the body of a 45 year old man, in the middle of NNPC’s Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) pipeline at Gbaga Axis, Ogijo, Ogun.

The man was suspected to be an oil thief. The command made this known in Abeokuta in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Dyke Ogbonnaya. He stated that the command has reported the incident to the NNPC and further briefed it on the exploits of die-hard vandals, euphemism for oil thieves, in the state. He said that the command’s Anti-Vandal team has pledged to work harder to combat vandalism.

“Earlier this Sunday morning around 5:55am during our regular routine patrol along the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC’s) Right of Way/ Pipeline at Gbaga axis of Ogijo. A lone deceased vandal, by name Musa Oladipupo, 45 , was found in the middle of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) deep down in the pipeline.

The Anti-Vandal team on regular routine patrol recovered an empty 30 litre keg and a funnel from the deceased vandal. The State Commandant, Everestus Obiyo, who earlier this week had read riot act on vandalism , warned that youths should desist from all acts capable of bringing their lives at stake and all forms of crime.

He also charged parents to be more responsible in their core duty of proper parenting to avoid acts that tarnish one’s family name,” he said.

Atiku has been flying in and out of Nigeria with his private jet and this invasion by the military never happened - Ben Bruce





Senator Ben Bruce once again called out the Presidency for the invasion of Atiku's private jet upon his arrival yesterday.

The Presidency had defended the move saying it a a normal 'routine search', but Senator Ben Bruce says, 'Atiku has been flying in and out of Nigeria with his private jet. Never has this invasion by the military happened. The Presidency said this is a routine exercise. Well if this was routine, it would have happened every time Atiku flew into Nigeria. But it only just happened'.

Banky W replies business consultant after she called him out for his actions during voters card collection


Banky W replies business consultant after she called him out for his actions during voters card collection

A business consultant reminded Banky W of his past actions during voters
 card collection after he declared his intention to run for politics and Banky has now replied stating his side of the story.
Peppy Chidinma Akaniro said that back in May, she and others were waiting in line to collect their PVCs when Banky walked in, jumped the line and went straight into the school in Maruwa, Lekki, to be attended to. When Adesua arrived, he came out to lead her in so she could also get the attention of the officials while others who had been waiting on the queue all morning were neglected.
Chidinma said Banky did same when Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, his wife Cynthia, and Tunde Demuren all arrived. 
When they were done, the officials stopped attending to others and spent time taking photos with Banky and other celebrities. 
She went on to point out that it is a sign that Banky doesn't understand the travails of voters, therefore may not be able to give them the change they deserve.
Banky has now acknowledged Chidinma's open letter and shared a reply in which he explained his side of things.
See his reply below.
Banky W replies business consultant after she called him out for his actions during voters card collection
Banky W replies business consultant after she called him out for his actions during voters card collection
Banky W replies business consultant after she called him out for his actions during voters card collection
Banky W replies business consultant after she called him out for his actions during voters card collection

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