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Sunmbo Adeoye On Break Up With Tuface To Becoming Wife Of Pastor – Says Her Experience Is Lesson For Ladies

Sunmbo Adeoye,

                                                                          Sunmbo Adeoye at Becoming Conference 2016

 

For Sunmbo Adeoye, wife to Pastor David Adeoye and mother to 2 of Tuface Idibia’s children, the experience is the best teacher but it is always a beautiful thing if one can tell beautiful stories off such experiences.

She was featured in a recent interview with Punch Newspaper. where she shared her story from being with the Nigerian artiste to become the wife of a pastor – a general overseer.

Read excerpt of the interview:

Sunmbo shared on how she met Tuface Idibia…

I met him when I was a student of Yaba College of Technology. I had just lost my dad and my mum was living in America. For someone who was a daddy’s girl, I needed love. This was the only person that was showing me love at that time. I feel I had that experience so that other young girls would not make the same mistake.

Talking about the first pregnancy for the iconic artiste, she said:

I was 24 when I fell pregnant the first time and having to deal with ‘shame’. When I got pregnant the first time, I approached the pastor of the church I was attending then and he brought me out before the church and judged me. I was asked to go and bring the father of my unborn child so we could be joined together. I brought a different person and we got married at the registry.

Being a single mom at the age of 25:

Everything fell apart when I had a child who looked nothing like him and my mom came back from America to ask who gave my hand out in marriage because she was not a part of it. I had to walk out of the marriage which I arranged by myself. I moved back home and by age 25 I was already a single mom and a divorcee. There was so much shame and reproach.

Sunmbo returned to Tuface and lived with him for 3 years after she decided to go with the idiom ‘the devil you know is better than the angel you don’t. It was during the course that the second pregnancy happened, she said:

It was not a bed of roses while I was there because I was trying to put together what was not supposed to be. I think we broke up in 2009 after I had the second baby. There were other women who were also going to have babies for him around that time. I came to my senses like the prodigal son and I was so broken. I think my baby daddy was out of the country that fateful day when I returned from work and I packed all my things plus that of my children, and I went back to my parents’ home.

She talked about how she met her husband:

It is so funny because he had always been my pastor. He is someone I always went to for mentorship, so when he came across as wanting to be my husband, I was a bit scared. Even though I knew I was asking God for a husband, a father, friend, and mentor, I did not know it was my pastor that was going to fit in because nobody was praying for his wife to die. When he made his intentions known, I thought maybe if I stayed away from a church, he would forget about me. I realized that whenever I stayed away from a church, I would lose my peace. I was a committed member of the church as well as the praise team lead. Then, I started praying and fasting. I began to ask God if it was what He wanted for me. I knew my past and I told God I was going to drop my tall, dark and handsome standard for whatever He wanted for me.

Talking about life with her husband, Sunmbo Adeoye said she is a better person:

It is a privilege that comes with a lot of glory and responsibilities. It also comes with a lot of glamour and commitment. It comes with its own challenges and God has equipped us to handle everything. This is not the Sunmbo that got married to Pastor Adeoye three years ago. I am a better person and I am now refined.

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“A MAN SHOULD CONTROL HIS HOUSE BUT NOT OPPRESS HIS PARTNER” – COMEDY MERCHANT OPA WILLIAMS TALKS MARRIED LIFE WITH HIS PASTOR WIFE

Opa-WilliamsComedy merchant and initiator of Nite of a Thousand Laugh – one of the most successful comedy platforms in Nigeria – Opa Williams reveals how he encouraged his wife to be born again before proposing to her – also, the reason why he chose the part saying he needed her to uphold his own faith in God.

He got married officially to his wife, Patricia, a pastor in  Foursquare Gospel Church, Surulere, in 1994…

Their marriage is blessed with three kids. The couple speaks on their journey into marriage….

How I met her

I got married officially on 24 September 1994. Come next year, I will be 20 years in marriage, though I have lived with my wife for 24 years.  I met her in my sister’s saloon in 1988.You know when a man meets a woman, the next thing is for them to strike a relationship.  We became friends before we started staying together. She had her first child in 1990, two years after I met her. I told her then if I’m going to marry her, you must become born again.
I wasn’t born again but I think I knew my weakness. I felt that if I’m not strong in faith, I needed somebody who will be strong in faith. I think that was what delayed our marriage in the first place. I insisted she must be born again before I would propose to her. Then, she was more of a churchgoer.

Attraction

She was innocent, young and respectful. These were the things that attracted me to her.

How we live

Most times, I’m domineering because I have to dominate my house. And she respects my decisions. Sometimes, she makes her own decisions as well, and I respect them. I think problem sets in when one party wants to lord it over the other. Even though we are married, we have our different destinies. She has her destiny as a human being just as I  have my own destiny. It is for her to fulfill her destiny just as it’s for me to fulfill mine. I will help her to fulfill her destiny and she will help me to fulfill mine. When my wife was setting up her school, she told me that’s what she wanted. I had wanted us to set up a farm. But she asked me to support her and I did. As a man, you must be in control of your house, but you must not oppress your partner. In fact, most times, it’s oppression and assertion of ‘my will and not your will’ that leads to the break up of most marriages.

I am waiting for him to join me in my ministry — Wife

I am children’s pastor at Foursquare Gospel Church, Surulere. I became a pastor in 2003. I attended a Life Bible College in 2000 and graduated in 2003. Our relationship started when I was living with my elder sister. I was very young then. Later, I got a job with Ibru Seafoods. He has been a source of encouragement to me. He is the kind of man that does not interfere in his spouse’s career. He gives you the chance to do whatever you feel would give you happiness. Because of this, I also encourage him in any project he wants to embark upon. I always pray for him and stand by him. I know  God is doing wonderful things in his life and I  have no doubt in my mind that one day, he will join me in my ministry…

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“Friends Said I Was Mad When I Became A Pastor” – Says ‘Fimile’ Singer Kas

Not many people are aware of the fact that “Fimile” singer Kas has become a pastor!

His decision to devote his life to Christ and also become a minister of the gospel was met with wagging tongues and mixed reactions. Some thought it was an awkward decision while others saw it as a right move in the right direction.

In an exclusive chat with Vanguard’s Rotimi Agbana, he recounted his experience with friends and acquaintances when they discovered he had quit showbiz for the pulpit. According to Kas, some thought he had gone mad.

“It wasn’t just girls that sent me to hate messages because I became a pastor,” Kas said. “There was a time I was chilling in a hotel in Manchester, a friend of mine told some of my other friends that I had become a pastor and they asked if I was mad. They got really angry at me but later calmed down when I told them I would still be a musician. The only thing is that I can’t sing anything about boobs and butts again.”

Kas said his decision to become a pastor was not because his music career had hit the rocks, contrary to the rumors.

“Music worked for me a great deal, with one song I built a house, with one song I also got a place in London, I’m very OK. How did I get money to establish KAS Water? I didn’t ask my mom for the money. It was from just one song that I made all that money. People saying my music career is dead are confused, they need Jesus”, he said.

Kas is the senior pastor of Praise God Ministry in London.

Open Letter To Daddy Freeze On Tithing | By Omilola Oshikoya (The Father’s Daughter)

Open Letter To Daddy Freeze On Tithing | By Omilola Oshikoya (The Father’s Daughter)

Known as the Father’s Daughter, author of ‘The Richer Woman’, Omilola Oshikoya has written to controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze on Tithing.

Read below:

I must, first of all, commend you for being brave enough to talk about a lot of things that a lot of people aren’t able to talk about. We have noticed some of the atrocities performed in some churches (not all) but we haven’t been bold enough to address them. Whilst I do not agree with your style and everything you say, I must applaud your boldness. As with anything in life, there is good and there is bad and you have begun to unveil some of the false teaching taught by so many and followed by so many.  I agree that there are a lot of people who are worshipping money and are preaching a false doctrine. The Bible says by their fruits you shall know them. With regards to denomination, I grew up a staunch Catholic (my parents are still Catholic) and I also became Pentecostal as well but now I’d rather refer to myself as The Fathers daughter as that is what my identity is. Our identity is not based on denomination and the denomination you belong too does not determine whether you are allowed in Heaven or not. In the Catholic church there are priests who molest children and in the Vatican, there are also some corrupt leaders, the same way in the Pentecostal church there are pastors who molest their congregation mentally and sexually and also steal from them financially. This is the same with other denominations in the church as well. That being said there are also many people in all denominations that have the right heart condition and serve and love God genuinely. One thing I must also commend you for is the fact that a lot of people are now reading their Bibles and seeking a personal relationship with God. In the past, people took what their Priests or Pastors said hook line and sinker or worshipped their Priest/Pastors but man is man and even the best of man can err or be wrong. It is important that we all have a personal relationship with the Father. This is why Jesus came and this is why after he was crucified, the veil at the temple tore from top to bottom. He gave us all access into the Holy of holies.

You have also revealed that a lot of people in leadership do not actually bear the fruit of the spirit which according to Galatians 5:22-23is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.”

This highlights the fact that it is important we pray for all our leaders. We too need prayers. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:12 “Theerefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”

With regards to tithing, I’m not here to argue scripture with you. Scripture is very important and I read my Bible daily however we can both read the same thing and get different revelations. Infact I can read a Bible verse today and read it again another day and get a different revelation. Also if a person is an illiterate and doesn’t know how to read the Bible or never gets the chance to but has given his or her life to Jesus, I believe this person would still go to Heaven whether or not they have ever read the Bible or not. The way we live our lives is the only Bible that some people will ever get to read. More importantly in reading the scriptures we cannot use intellect but we must allow the Holy Spirit to lead and teach us John 14:26says “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you”.The Bible in 1Corinthians 2:14says But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

The most important thing in our journey is a personal relationship with God. In this relationship, the Father will speak to you and guide you in what you need to do and not do.  Christianity is not a religion and it is not based on rules or guidelines.  It is a way of life and a personal relationship with the Father. All the entire Bible and infact all of creation does is to reveal Jesus from beginning to the end. For example, the cupbearer and the baker in Josephs story reveal the sacrifice Jesus was going to pay on our behalf and this is depicted through Holy Communion. Solomon asked for wisdom and in Proverbs 8, the Bible talks about how wisdom is Jesus. David was a man after Gods’ heart and in Revelations 5: 5 and Revelations 22:16the Bible says Jesus is the Root of David.  The new testament starts with the genealogy of Jesus, so in essence, the old testament is a story leading up to the birth of Jesus. The New Testament i.e. the Gospel shows the life of Jesus and the rest shows how the disciples took Him to the world and His return.

Now the issue of tithing but before I write on this, let me start by saying that the rich men (Africa’s richest man and the richest man on earth who is in technology) who you refer to a lot in your posts, actually own absolutely nothing. I reiterate they own nothing. If Africa’s richest man were to die today, He would not even take the bed sheet that his body will be wrapped in. He won’t even take the body he is borrowing. Everything He has accumulated will remain on earth and will be redistributed by the owner of all things, God. Even if he wills it to his kids, the Lord still decides whether the wealth will be sustained or be squandered. God owns everything and we are only custodians. The Bible in Deuteronomy 8: 18says “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth,”.  So God doesn’t need our 10%. Neither is there a curse over you if you don’t pay 10% tithe. He already owns everything anyway whether we accept it or not or whether we believe in Him or not. So in essence the way I understand it is that God owns 100% of my income and everything I own and He decides how He wants me to spend it. Personally, I tithe and my tithe is more than 10% as directed by the Lord and I am blessed as a result. You may be asking that why is it that the men I referred to earlier who aren’t Christians and don’t tithe but are still considered the world’s wealthiest (according to man)? Well the answer is that there are laws and principles that guide money and whether or not you are a believer once you apply those laws, you will make money. Also, when it comes to wealth, a person’s current networth cannot really determine whether they are truly wealthy or not. God is a generational God. I do not know if Africa’s richest man’s wealth will outlive him. For me the true test of wealth is when wealth outlives the founder even decades after death, like in the case of Henry Parsons Crowell of the famous Quaker Oats.

Henry Parsons Crowell founded Quaker Oats and was an extraordinary Christian business man. He brought oat meal to Americas breakfast table. Prior to this oat meal was eating by horses. He sought the Lords counsel in all His business endeavours and He received so many ground breaking ideas from the Lord. He pioneered the use of celebrity endorsements. Many of his marketing strategies are still being used today. The more He gave to God and Christian causes the more he prospered. Together with his wife, many corporate giants came to Christ.  They gave to more than a hundred Christian organisations including the Moody Bible Institute. He died in 1943 after giving away more than 70% of his wealth over 40 years from an initial tithe of 10%. Even after his death, still today, Quaker oats continues to be a market leader and continues to make more than $10 billion a year. The company owns Aunt Jemima and also own the Snapple Beverage company amongst many other companies. Today as I drove in Lagos, I saw many billboards of Quaker Oats.

You may also want to research on other billionaires who gave to the Kingdom and whose wealth is generational for example Henry John Heinz of Heinz Ketchup. I am hosting an insta live series starting next week so you can join the conversation. These are men who are wealthy and gave their all to God.

Now back to the issue of tithing, like I mentioned before God owns 100% of my wealth and in our personal relationship He decides what I do with it. There are times I have had to give someone in need 100% of what I have at that point in time, whether it’s a poor person or just someone with a need. There was a time when God asked me to give 100% (net of tithes) of what I had at the time to help someone pay her daughters fees.  In our personal relationship, He has also asked me to pay tithe in the church that I feed from spiritually. I pay a lot more than 10% and have been increasing this as often as I am led to by the Holy Spirit and I will continue to do so as led by the Holy Spirit. He determines how His money is being spent. I don’t do it because there is a curse attached if I don’t but out my love relationship with the Father, I obey Him.

Now why am I comfortable doing this? First of all my Pastor, Pastor Wale Adefarasin is a man of integrity. The church Guiding Light Assembly is also structured properly as an organisation and it is not a one man’s business. The finances and activities of our church are managed by a Board of Trustees.  My pastor is paid a salary and the church account is separate from his account. His main occupation is a pastor and he has no other side dealings and as a pastor, he is being paid a salary. He is a very conservative and a very humble man and not excessive in anyway. I see Jesus in Him.  The tithes of our church are used to promote the gospel and we do this through different means. There is a discipleship course we run that helps people become more Christ like and we have people from different denominations and churches that come to be a part of it. There are three courses namely Masterlife, Experiencing God and The Mind of Christ. It is absolutely free to attend and it is financed by the church. The books that are used in the course cost a lot of money and the church bears this responsibility. People who have passed through the discipleship course include Mrs Bukky George of Health Plus Limited, she is not even a member of our church etc. Many people across different industries who are successful and are also impacting our country and sphere of influence have done it. Lives are being changed and people are impacting Nigeria as a result of character building. I can say that the discipleship courses have played a big role in my life and this is one of the reasons the Lord has led me to impact lives all over the world and in Nigeria with my book, The Richer Woman and also through the Do It Afraid conferences which has led many millennials starting businesses even in a recession.

We have also adopted the Obalande community and have played pivotal roles in upgrading the lives of citizens through our various activities which includes feeding hundreds of widows, the elderly and children weekly, health care treatments, bore hole construction etc We have a business fund that has helped people start businesses and provides mentorship. We have an education endowment fund that educates many people. We also have a talk show, The Heart of the Matter that I co-host which airs on Ebony Life TV and impacts people all over Africa and the world.

These are just a few of the things that the church is using our tithes and offering to fund. There are no conditions or cajoling. We give as led by the Holy Spirit and out of love. The vision of the church is “building leaders, changing our world”and this is what we focus on. We are not perfect but we are genuinely following Christ.

You may ask how do I know all these things. After working in investment banking for over 10 years, I worked in the media department of the church office for three years as a staff.

Asides from Guiding Light Assembly, there are also other churches that use their tithes and funds the right way. Not all churches squander tithes and not all Pastors are false.

Personally, I may not be able to directly impact all these various outlets but the money that I give to the church is used to help all these people and I am happy to do so. Asides from my tithe I also continue to give different causes as led by the Spirit of God. My husband and I have used our resources (time, money and effort) to impact Nigeria even in a recession. As led by God, we have funded international standard conferences to showcase wealth creation opportunities for Nigerians in the recession without any financial sponsors. One of which was the Do It Afraid conferences and the Do It Afraid Agribusiness entrepreneurship workshop where we showcased the different opportunities in agriculture. As a result, many people who lost jobs have started agribusinesses and other businesses across different sectors. Some of these businesses include Nellies, Eventecture, Package Plus etc. We could use our funds for other things but it is a privilege to use our money to fund Gods causes whether in the church or in society.

I do hope that one day we would get to discuss these issues face to face however in the interim I do hope that I have provided some clarity in certain issues. Pastor Mensa Otabil discussed tithing backed with scripture at a conference at Fountain of Life church, you can also watch the sermon.

Whilst you go on your mission, I would like to suggest that you do so in love. Jesus came preaching love. Everything that He did was in love. Even when He was crucified by the very people that He came to set free, He said Father forgive them for they know not what they do.

Preach love, teach love and show love. Remember 1 Corinthians 13.

God bless you Daddy Freeze and may the love of Jesus Christ abide with you always.

P.s. I watched your teaching on the rainbow and love that it is your logo, interestingly the Holy Spirit asked me to do some research on the rainbow and I wrote about it in my blog www.thefathersdaughterweb.wrodpress.com.
Omilola Oshikoya
Africa’s Wealth Connoiseur

 

We’ve removed HND, B.Sc dichotomy in federal civil service ―FG

We’ve removed HND, B.Sc dichotomy in federal civil service ―FG

March 15, 2018

Clement Idoko – Abuja

THE Federal Government has said it has removed the dichotomy between holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) and Bachelor of Science degree in the Federal Civil Service.

Accordingly, it has enhanced the entry Salary Grade Level for all category of Higher National Diploma (HND) holders in the Federal Civil Service from Level 07 to Grade Level 08.

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Biography: Sinach

Sinach

Sinach is an award-winning songwriter, vocalist and one of the most anointed international worship leader of our time. As a songwriter, Sinach believes in writing from her heart and has written over 500 inspiring songs such as: ‘This Is my Season’, ‘Awesome God’, ‘For This’, ‘I stand Amazed’, ‘Simply Devoted’, ‘Jesus is Alive’. I Know Who I Am, The Name of Jesus and much more which have become anthems in many Churches and homes all around the world.

Her writings and music have ministered to millions bringing healing, hope, encouragement and strengthening their faith.

She has recorded five audio and three DVDs: Chapter One, I’m Blessed, From Glory to Glory, Shout It Loud and her recent double release; The Name Of Jesus & Dance in The Holy Ghost.

As an international worship leader serving in Christ Embassy Church, Sinach has been privileged to witness first-hand the outpouring of the Holy spirit and amazing miracles take place in the lives of people at the Healing school, crusades and conventions all over the world with her Pastor, Rev Chris Oyakhilome where she has led millions of people in praise and worship, inspiring music ministrations in; Africa, North America, United States of America, United Kingdom and many more.

She organizes the “SINACH LIVE IN CONCERT”, a series of worship concerts which has taken place in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Amsterdam, Cameroon, USA, and in different parts of the world with her team.

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President Buhari Celebrates Pastor Adeboye On His 76th Birthday

President Buhari Celebrates Pastor Adeboye On His 76th Birthday

 

President of Nigeria, Buhari has congratulated the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Adeboye has he turns 76.

The president sent a congratulatory message via his special adviser on Media, Femi Adesina. He hailed the man of God for his good works and devotion to the country and her people.

The statement which was read by Femi Adesina reads:

”President Buhari believes Pastor Adeboye has planted seeds of the Gospel that posterity will always remember, especially his divinely inspired dream of ensuring that there will be a church within every walking distance in the country.

”The President extols Pastor Adeboye for his humility, focus, discipline and sacrificial spirit of giving up his personal comfort, career, and dreams, to take up the higher call of leading the Lord’s flock.

”President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant the church leader longer life, good health and more strength to propagate the word of God.”

The President affirmed that the exemplary leadership provided by the servant of God has resulted in an exponential growth of the church, which directly translates into development of infrastructure, building of educational and health institutions, as well as vocational centres that have created a means of livelihood for many Nigerians.

CAN Dissatisfied With Manner “Dapchi School Girls” Abduction Is Being Handled

FG confirms abduction of 110 Dapchi school girls

Following the recent abduction of 110 girls of Government Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe State,  Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 Northern states and Abuja, have expressed sadness and dissatisfaction on the manner at which the issue is been handled.

Rev. John Joseph Hayab who is the spokesperson of CAN in the 19 Northern states expresses his concerns and also urges  the Federal government to do everything possible to ensure the girls return safely in a recent interview, while also stating that

“CAN is deeply concerned with this development. When we have not yet got back all the Chibok girls, and now another 110 school girls have been kidnapped. And sadly, though, the Yobe State government have apologized for its first denial, but that denial made Nigerians more confused because it shows we cannot be truthful when fellow Nigerians are affected. The government and the security agencies must sit up.

“The girls must not stay long like the previous ones before they are released. The girls must be brought back alive. The young girls are Nigerians. They need the protection of the Nigerian government. These girls can be anybody’s daughters. CAN is saying that the Nigeria security agencies must not play the propaganda game anymore. They should go after the criminals that have abducted these girls.

“The security should take serious action and stop making noise and confusing people. This particular abduction is a challenge to government to prove to Nigerians that the huge spending on security is not just a drain on our resources, because when we hear and read stories that billions of dollars is expended for security and we still have issues like this, then it tells us that there is a serious problem in the country.” he said.

Meanwhile, the federal government has confirmed the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the figure after a meeting on Sunday. He disclosed that the federal government had stepped up efforts to rescue the girls and return them safely to their parents, adding that security agencies were working on many leads regarding the whereabouts of the girls.

“There Is No Fast App” – Sinach Speaks On Prayer & Relationship

“There Is No Fast App” – Sinach Speaks On Prayer & Relationship

Multi award-winning Nigerian Gospel music singer at Believers Loveworld International, Sinach  shares her opinion on what prayer should be about.

The Gospel superstar who had a successful start to the new year with her Jamaican Sterling Gospel Music awards nomination took to her twitter account to share with her 123K followers her view of what a true prayer should be all about saying

“There is no fast app for prayer . It is a relationship#prayingnow” . The worship leader who is currently taking part in the Believers LoveWorld’s  “Global Prayer Week” also twittered that

“We have power over gates when we pray. They open on their own #prayingnow #Nigeria”

 

COZA: Gospel Artiste Zack Dekera Sends A Strong Message To Fellow Gospel Artistes

Uprising Nigerian Gospel artist Zack Dekera , who formerly based in Port Harcourt took to the media to send a striking message to his fellow gospel artists in the Nigerian industry. After facing some tough challenges that shook his ministry and family, Zack goes on soul searching and seeks to inspire and teach others what he has learned from his journey.
Zack Dekera is a lead singer with COZA workforce at Port Harcourt campus. He started his music career at age 20. Hosted 11 gospel concerts since 2007, tagged “The Truth”. He has two major singles to his credit. “TAKING OVER” AND “Lokuchina”

He is a graduate in mathematics/computer science. A Gospel singer married to Anita Dekera with son -Dewan Dekera.

He was once working with Intels Nigeria Ltd at Onne Port Harcourt as a CCTV operator. There he was able sponsor his music passion effectively and affected lives as well. But when the country entered recession making many companies to reduce staff strength he was affected. He shares;

“I ventured into palm oil business with some money I got from company so as to have sustaining income for family while he searched for another. But got duped along the line which left me no choice than to sell my car and some house appliances so as to travel out of the country in search for greener pastures. Along the line I got duped too by agents. I had no choice but to send my pregnant wife and son to stay with my mother in-law in Delta State, while I relocated from PH to Lagos since the house we lived in was already expired by two years.

I applied so many places for job to no avail. In order to keep things rolling for the family I decided to do laborer jobs to get daily pay.

Good reads: All about Dangote Flour Mills:

All about Dangote Flour Mills

Probably every Nigerian knows of the billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote and his companies. Today, we are going to pay close attention to one of his ventures, namely Dangote Flour Mills Plc. Join us, as we talk about the history of the company, its business profile and the people who occupy the highest ranks in the business.

Short history of Dangote Flour Mills

It all started back in 1999, when one of the biggest and fastest growing conglomerates in Nigeria Dangote Industries Ltd opened a new division by the name of Dangote Flour Mills. The company began with a single mill in Apapa, which produced 500 metric tons per day.

However, it soon expanded, as the year 2000 saw the opening of the new mill in Kano. Then, another mill was opened in Calabar in 2001. In 2005, Dangote Flour Mills expanded to Ilorin.

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How I became a billionaire even without a university degree – Folorunso Alakija

How I became a billionaire even without a university degree – Folorunso Alakija

– One of the richest women in Africa, Folorunso Alakija, has made stunning revelation about her success

– She said she became a billionaire without a university degree

– Alakija admitted that she achieves greatness in life because of her love for God

One of the richest women in Africa, Folorunso Alakija, has made a revelation about her life that not so many people know of.

According to the billionaire, she was able to achieve greatness in life even without a University degree.

READ ALSO: Breaking: Yobe Governor Gaidam faults army’s claim, says no abducted schoolgirl rescued yet

NAIJ.com gathered that Alakija took to Instagram to share this piece and she also opened up that she is the 8th child in her family of about 52 children.

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News: We are not sure of the true situation of the missing girls – Minister Lai Mohammed reportedly says as he visits Yobe

Just in: We are not sure of the true situation of the missing girls – Minister Lai Mohammed reportedly says as he visits Yobe

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s information minister, visited Yobe state on Thursday, February 22, to ascertain the true situation following a recent attack on a school in Dapchi and the abduction of some children by members of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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Nathaniel Bassey Pens Touching Message About Billy Graham’s Death

In the last 24 hours or so, News Media, social media and every other forms of Media have been awash with stories, captions and testimonies about this ONE LIFE. Billy Graham. Even secular News Media have spoken in such a honorable manner about this Man of God. As I read and listen closely, I’m yet to see anything that speaks about his material possessions. He hasn’t dominated global headlines because of riches and material wealth. But instead the whole of creation is standing because of the JESUS He preached so unmistakably and unambiguously, and the accompanying Life He lived. I read of Don Moen’s testimony whose Father in law was saved due to Billy’s Radio Broadcast in the 1950s. And because of that one experience changed the whole course of life of that family. One of whom is Don’s Wife. Imagine the number of Pastors saved, the Ministries Born, and the multitudes eternally saved because one man preached and lived JESUS.

I did a search on google this morning and found out the name BILLY GRAHAM was the most trending name in the World in 24 hours. Something many seek after. But something another man achieved even without seeking. But rather by seeking Christ’s kingdom and righteousness. And not just that – in the past 24 hours, there’s been so much mention of the name JESUS on secular news media and on social media because of Evangelist Graham.As I read all of these, it becomes clear what God intends our lives to be. One that dispenses the GLORY OF GOD. Paul puts it this way…. “But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬.

As the body of Christ world over celebrates the transition of one of her generals, this occasion leaves me with some pertinent questions. What am I preaching? And How am I living? Am I preaching and living Christ? What fragrance is my life exuding? And what fragrance would it leave behind?

It is true what Jesus said, that a man’s life does not consist of the things that He owns.

And I dare to add, “but rather, about the LIVES He touched.” WHAT A LIFE !
BILLY GRAHAM!

Who are the top bloggers in Nigeria?

Who are the top bloggers in Nigeria?

There is a great deal of justified frustration among disillusioned readers of blogs in Nigeria.

Top 10 Bloggers In Nigeria

Who are the top bloggers in Nigeria?

There is a great deal of justified frustration among disillusioned readers of blogs in Nigeria.

Regardless, these dominant personalities have found a way to keep their readers happy and make a living off blogging.

Top Bloggers In Nigeria

These are the ten most powerful bloggers in Nigeria. They are the top ten most successful and influential bloggers in Nigeria.

Top 10 Bloggers In Nigeria

1. Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji is the face of blogging in Nigeria. When an average Nigerian hears “blogger” Linda Ikeji comes to mind.

The entertainment blogger has built a blog so big that it has become number one online source for corporate advertisers in Nigeria. Her Countless number of exclusive stories has made the former model the most authoritative blogger in Nigeria.

Linda Ikeji has grown from a blogger who covers celebrity stories to a celebrity blogger.

2. Jide Ogunsanya

Jide Ogunsanya is the brain behind ogbongeblog.com. The biologist turned blogger has created a very educational Nigerian tutorial site where you can find the most basic tutorials online.

Jide Ogunsanya is well respected among his fellow bloggers in Nigeria, and this creates a lot of speaking gigs for the brilliant entrepreneur.

3. Noble Igwe

Noble Igwe is the founder of 360nobs.com, entertainment, and lifestyle website. Noble Igwe once said; where others see “showbiz,” I see “showBIZ”.

Most successful bloggers move on to greater things once they get their breakthrough, Noble Igwe has started to expand the 360 group and one of its new venture is 360Delivery. 360Delivery is not your regular courier service, they can get you roasted plantain if that is what you want, beat that DHL)

4. Uche Eze

Uche Eze founded BellaNaija in July 2006. In Uche Eze’s words, what started as a way to kill boredom has now grown to become Nigeria’s number one lifestyle blog. Uche Eze has since featured on Oprah Winfrey show, CNN and other reputable platforms around the world.

Every Top Blog in Nigeria seems to peak at some time but thanks to the brilliance of Uche Eze, Bella Naija always has the fresh car smell.

5. Ovie

The Notjustok.com music tag could be heard almost anywhere Nigerian music is played, even on radio stations “shame on you, Mr. DJ”.

Ovie is Nigeria’s number one music blogger, thanks to his efforts Notjustok has become a brand name in Nigeria as almost ever Nigerian youth knows it.

6. Japheth Omojuwa

Japheth Joshua Omojuwa is a blogger, social media activist, and a political commentator. He started his blog back in 2009, and it has since become a home for valuable socio-economic and political expressions.

Japheth Omojuwa’s opinions are highly respected across the world. Blogging, public speaking, social media consulting and to crown it all, Japheth Omojuwa is currently a lecturer at Berlin’s Free University (Africa: Democratic prospects and challenges).

7. Chude Jideonwo

A lawyer by training, Chude Jideonwo co-founded y!Naija (a Nigerian youth culture platform) in August 2010.

Chude Jideonwo is also the director and founder RedSTRAT which has three arms; RedSTRAT Original Content, RedSTRAT Communications and The Future Project (The organizers of the prestigious Future Awards).

Chude Jideonwo remains one of the top bloggers in Nigeria

8. Loy Okieze

Loy Okieze is a very successful Nigerian Tech blogger. When many bloggers in Nigeria were carried away with the entertainment niche, Loy Okieze chose Tech and his blog Techloy.com has become the number one source of information on the happenings in the Nigerian IT world.

9. Onibalusi Bamidele

Onibalusi Bamidele started his blog back in April 2010 (YoungPrePro.com). It was re-branded as WritersinCharge.com in March 2013.

Bamidele Onibalusi has written for several top blogs in the world, and he is an inspiration to writers all over the country and beyond. His works are featured in ForbesDigital Journal, Millionaire Magazine, amongst a few.

In his words, Bamidele Onibalusi helps writers take charge, and he runs one of the top blogs in Nigeria.

10. Makinde Azeez

Makinde Azeez is the founder of Naijaloaded.

Naijaloaded was once a forum, but a couple of bad experiences with hackers led to the decision to convert the forum which had amassed over one million users in such a short period into a blog.

Naijaloaded launched in 2009, and it has grown to become one of the top websites in Nigeria. Makinde Azeez might not be as famous as some of his contemporaries but building a successful internet business is no mean feat.

With over 500,000 users on Naijaloaded, Makinde Azeez is one of the top bloggers in Nigeria.

This list of top bloggers in Nigeria is subject to change as circumstances change if you think you or any other person deserve a mention on this list, drop a comment, and we would include such person on our watch-list.