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Open Heavens 2014: Sunday November 30, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Anointing Destroys the Yoke

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Topic:Anointing Destroys the Yoke [Sunday November 30, 2014]
Memorise:And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. Isaiah 10:27
Read:Psalm 26:1-6 1 A Psalm of David. Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.  2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

Open Heavens 2014: Saturday November 29, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Cast Your Burden on Christ

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Topic:Cast Your Burden on Christ [Saturday November 29, 2014]
Memorise:Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. - Psalm 55:22
Read:1 Peter 5:6-7 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Open Heavens 2014: Friday November 28, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Victorious in Jesus

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Topic:Victorious in Jesus [Friday November 28, 2014]
Memorise:No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. - Isaiah 54:17
Read:Deuteronomy 30:19-20 19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:  20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Open Heavens 2014: Thursday November 27, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - World Changers

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Topic:World Changers [Thursday November 27, 2014]
Memorise:And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; - Acts 17:6
Read:Acts 8:5-12 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.  6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.  7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

Please Young Ladies, Cover Your Buttocks (Low-waist trousers)

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“Oh my God, what sort of temptation is this, please young lady, cover your buttocks. You are making me feel uncomfortable, exposing it.” “Oga what is your business with my ‘backside’; wetin your eye find go there, abeg no just disturb me again, unless both of us go put leg for the same trouser inside this bus.”
Funny enough, this exchange took place weekend inside a commercial bus which I boarded recently to Agege, Lagos, between a man in his late 50s and a young lady, assumed to be a student of one of the nation’s tertiary institutions in her mid-20s.
The mild drama started when the man unfortunately let his eyes catch a glimpse of the young lady’s exposed ‘bums’ (buttocks), as a result of the kind of pair of trousers she was putting on, I mean the popular “Low-waist trousers.”
Assuming the role of a father who would not want her children go astray, the man reprimanded the lady on the essence of not getting her body exposed. However, whether he did it in a friendly way or not, which mad…

Open Heavens 2014: Wednesday November 26, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - The All-Knowing God

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Topic:The All-Knowing God [Wednesday November 26, 2014]
Memorise:O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. - Psalm 139:1
Read:Psalm 139:1-6 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.  2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

Open Heavens 2014: Tuesday November 25, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Divine Compassion

Topic:Divine Compassion [Tuesday November 25, 2014]
Memorise:And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. - Luke 7:13
Read:Luke 7:12-15 12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.  13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

Open Heavens 2014: Monday November 24, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - When Gentleness is Misapplied

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Topic:When Gentleness is Misapplied [Monday November 24, 2014]
Memorise: The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. - Luke 16:16
Read:Matthew 11:11-12 11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.  12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

Open Heavens 2014: Sunday November 23, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Stay Focused

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Topic:Stay Focused [Sunday November 23, 2014]
Memorise:Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. - Ephesians 5:1-2
Read:Ephesians 5:1-8 1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;  2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.  3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

Open Heavens 2014: Saturday November 22, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye

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Topic:Fellowship – How Vital! [Saturday November 22, 2014]
Memorise:That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. - 1 John 1:3
Read:Mark 3:13-15 13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.  14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

Open Heavens 2014: Friday November 21, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - You Can Stand Out II

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Topic:You Can Stand Out II [Friday November 21, 2014]
Memorise:And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. - Luke 19:5
Read:Luke 5:17-20 17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.  18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

Open Heavens 2014: Thursday November 20, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - You Can Stand Out I

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Topic:You Can Stand Out I [Thursday November 20, 2014]
Memorise:And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: - Deuteronomy 28:13
Read:Luke 5:17-26 17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.  18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

Open Heavens 2014: Wednesday November 19, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - For Christ’s Sake Don’t!

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Topic:For Christ’s Sake Don’t! [Wednesday November 19, 2014]
Memorise:Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. - Galatians 5:1
Read:Psalm 137:1-4 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.  137:2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

Open Heavens 2014: Tuesday November 18, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - There for a Purpose

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Topic:There for a Purpose [Tuesday November 18, 2014]
Memorise:And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28
Read:2 Kings 5:1-4 5:1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. 5:2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

Open Heavens 2014: Monday November 17, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - He Has the Last Say

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Topic:He Has the Last Say [Monday November 17, 2014]

Memorise:For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. Isaiah 54:10

Read: Joel 3:16-17
3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

South Africa Coach says, It will be total war in Uyo

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Chief coach of South Africa national team, Shakes Mashaba has warned his Nigerian counterpart, Stephen Keshi not to expect any favours on November 19, when their teams clash in Uyo in the last Group A qualifying match of Afcon 2015.

Speaking ahead of the all important match, particularly for the Super Eagles, Mashaba said, “the last match is as important as was the match against Sudan. We are going to Nigeria to face the Super Eagles, it is going to be war because they want to win and we are aiming for maximum points.”

Open Heavens 2014: Sunday November 16, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Commitment

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Topic: Commitment [Sunday November 16, 2014]

Memorise:For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. - Mark 10:45

Read:John 9:3-6
9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.   9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Wada: Tried, Tested, Trusted, still the most preferred

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He is a man who knows how to hold his own without vanity or flamboyance.

Capt Idris Wada, Kogi State Governor, is humble without servility, effective without showiness, brilliant without bullying.

An unobtrusive stalwart, selflessly serving for posterity, Wada's nearly three years of stewardship as governor when x-rayed against his efforts at transforming the state, is what many believe makes him still the most preferred in 2015.

Rivers APC Clears the Air Why Amaechi Dumped PDP

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...Warns Blackmailers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has cleared the air on why the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi dumped the ‘tattered umbrella’ of the doomed Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and embraced the ‘revolutionary broom’ of APC despite having spoken negatively about the APC symbol in the past.

The party warned blackmailers who are so frightened by the high rise of the national political profile of Governor Amaechi and are desperate to bring him down by attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill to look for something better to do as Rivers people and, indeed, Nigerians are too politically advanced to be easily deceived by unserious minds that clutch at straws in their quest for political relevance.

Open Heavens 2014: Saturday November 15, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Growing in Grace

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Topic:Growing in Grace [Saturday November 15, 2014]

Memorise:But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. - 2 Peter 3:18

Read:Colossians 2:6-7
2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:   2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

M-Commerce Is a Major Source of Growth for KAYMU

Nigeria’s leading online marketplace Kaymu has revealed that online sales growth is influenced by hand held devices.

A few years ago​, desktops accounted for the ​majority of online activities but that is changing rapidly. According to MD of Kaymu, Evangeline Wiles, “Nigeria’s mobile audience is growing exponentially​ with more and more​ Nigerians owning smartphones and tablets. The mobile phone has become ubiquitous in Nigeria​”.

‘Inside Africa’ special on CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards

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CNN’s flagship African show hears what drove overall Kenyan winner Joseph Mathenge to photograph horrors of Westgate Mall

‘Inside Africa’, hosted by Soni Methu, is a special programme this week, dedicated to the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, last month.

The programme offers highlights of all aspects of the Awards ceremony, a glitzy occasion   which saw hundreds of journalists and dignitaries gather from across the continent, including guest of honour, Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete.

Open Heavens 2014: Friday November 14, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - New Life in Christ

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Topic:New Life in Christ [Friday November 14, 2014]
Memorise:Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. - 2 Corinthians 5:17
Read:1 John 3:7-9 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.   3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

I Believe Wike and Amaechi Are Working Together - Princewill

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Before I go into the reasons why, let me start by congratulating the President for the best declaration I have ever seen in Nigeria. The organisation could have done with some improvements but the delivery and the content were amazing. For those who know me, they know I am usually very conservative in my marking. Even when my "friend from before" Amaechi was still close to me, the best score he got was a 6/10. On Tuesday the President got an 8. Nobody has ever extracted an 8 from me, even for a singular event. The President did that. In spite of the cowardly actions of the Boko Harm the day before, he didn't loose focus. He kept his eyes on the ball. A feat both them and the APC did not expect. Since the conclusion of that momentous event, many others have been singing his praises. So I will not attempt to occupy that space today, I will rather focus on my state.

I have always been suspicious of Wike and Amaechi, they always represented the old guard. The analog politicia…

2015: We’ll Beat PDP Mercilessly, Rivers APC Declares

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that it will beat the main opposition party in the State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ruthlessly during next year’s governorship and other elections.

“We have nothing to worry about because there is no visible opposition in the State. The PDP, which has been making noise all over the place, is only blowing hot air and will be trounced at the polls next year,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said.

Open Heavens 2014: Thursday November 13, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Spiritual Discipline of Prayer

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Topic: Spiritual Discipline of Prayer [Thursday November 13, 2014]

Memorise:Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; - Romans 12:12

Read:Ephesians 6:18
6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

NEIHIS Features at African International Films Festival

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A presentation on the workings of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme (NEIHIS) is one of the activities that will open the fourth African International Films Festival (AFRIFF) starting today Monday November 10th, 2014 in Calabar.

NEIHIS Coordinator, Mr. Seun Apara will be speaking at the session tagged Project Nollywood meant to sensitise the international community about the privately designed Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme (NEIHIS) and the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Trust Fund. Nollywood Alert is an Information platform for the film industry on health and development and is for all registered Industry participants. It will take place at Film House Cinemas, Marina Resort, Calabar.

Open Heavens 2014: Wednesday November 12, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - My Body, His Property

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Topic: My Body, His Property [Wednesday November 12, 2014]

Memorise:I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. - Romans 12:1

Read:1 Corinthians 3:16-17
3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

World Pneumonia Day: Sanofi reinforces commitment to Nigerian children [Photos]

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As the world marks, World Pneumonia Day on November 12, 2014, Sanofi strengthens its commitment in the fight against pneumonia withthe Pediatric Initiative tagged ‘Healthy Children, Happy Children’ in partnership with thePediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN).

Speaking on this initiative, Medical Director, Sanofi Nigeria and Ghana, Dr. Fifen Inoussasaid, ‘Pediatrics is a priority for Africa because one child out of four in the world is African and 50 percent of the worldwide infant mortality occurs on this continent. The Sanofi Pediatric Initiative corresponds to the strong desire to reinforce our commitment to child healthcare.”

Microsoft Lumia 535: “5x5x5” Innovation With An Affordable Price Tag

Lumia 535 features five free, integrated Microsoft experiences, a spacious 5-inch display and a 5 MP front facing camera. 

Microsoft Corp. announced today the Microsoft Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM smartphones running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, bringing the latest Microsoft experiences to more affordable price levels.

Offering five great integrated Microsoft experiences, a wide-angle 5 megapixel front facing camera, and a spacious 5 inch display - all for an affordable price - Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM help people do more of what they want, for less.

Femi Fani-Kayode: The Shame of a Nation

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I may not know much but one thing that I know is this: the spilling of innocent blood has terrible consequences for both the land on which it is spilt and for those that shed it. I am talking about long-term generational consequences.

This is the more so when that blood is the blood of children. Our girls are kidnapped from their schools, abducted, raped, married off and sold into slavery and we call ourselves blessed.

Open Heavens 2014: Tuesday November 11, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Beware Of Pride II

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Topic: Beware Of Pride II [Tuesday November 11, 2014]

Memorise:And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. - Ephesians 6:9

Read:Romans 12:3-10
12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.   12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

"I was Blind at Birth "Chidinma Ekile's touching revelation

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Chidinma has been promoting her new song, Martha and finally opened up on Social media about her challenging years as a youngster..She says she is dedicating her life to caring for the blind..So touching

I was conceived and certified totally Blind at birth. For fifteen nights this woman held me in her hands and wept uncontrollably, with my father calling on God to bless newly born Chidinma with sight.... On the 16th day I opened my eyes.... And they been open ever since.. I was born a very fragile baby with some health conditions. Her prayers took it all away.

2014 Chief of Naval Staff Annual Conference in Kogi

The need to adapt to contemporary global trends in the security sphere and in conformity with the overall policy thrust of the federal government's transformation agenda has once again been stressed.

Kogi State Governor Capt Idris Wada renewed the emphasis in a message to the occasion of the 2014 Chief of Naval Staff Annual Conference, holding in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Topic: Fracture Of The Tibia And Fibula

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This discussion is very important because fractures of the leg bones are very common in our environment because of the menace of commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada
The tibia is the major bone of the lower leg, commonly referred to as the shin bone. Tibia fractures can occur from many types of injuries. Tibia fractures come in different shapes and sizes, and each fracture must be treated with individual factors taken into account. When determining treatment of a tibia fracture, the following factors must be considered:

Avocado, Ally In The War On Aging And Other Diseases [Study]

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The Avocado could be a powerful ally in the war against wrinkles and other telltale signs of aging, scientists have found.

Recent studies found that oil from the fruit was shown to combat free radicals – dangerous molecules said to have a hand in everything from aging to heart disease and cancer, the Daily Mail reported.

STELLA DAMASUS: My Kids First Before Nollywood

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Stella Damasus has over the years been relevant in the movie industry, making the fans happy with her brilliant appearance in over 100 movies. Stella took time out at the induction into the Hall of Fame of some colleagues recently to speak of her aspirations personally and professionally. Excerpt below:
What do you remember anytime you are asked about your childhood? I had a very simple childhood. I was born in the former Bendel State now called Edo State. I grew up there with my parents after which we moved to Asaba for my schooling. There I started singing in studios, and then I switched over to bands. It was around that time I got my first movie role. That was almost 17 years ago. Ever since that time, there was no turning back and here I am today. Presently I am doing quite well. I am consistent though I might not be appearing in every movie that comes out. I have remained relevant in the scheme of things as far as the Nigerian entertainment industry is concerned. The past 17 years…