Atiku, Tinubu meet At Akure Airport

Reports has it that Former Vice President and leading PDP Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar Monday met with a former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the Akure airport Atiku, who was on his way to Ekiti State on a working visit ran into Tinubu, who was in company of some leaders of the rival All Progressives Congress, including the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu to strategize on the July Ekiti State governorship elections. Both leaders had very healthy chats amidst banter at the airport. Waziri Atiku Abubakar’s PDP team was comprised of former Governor of Ogun State and Director General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; Capt. Yaya Abubakar and Adamu Abubakar, while on the Tinubu’s APC team was Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State; Kashim Imam and Pius Akinyelure. Speculation is rife in certain quarters that there may be a defection of some aggrieved members of the ruling APC into the PDP and Atiku’s credential as a politician with a broad network across all major political parties will come into bearing in the emerging political realignment.

Third Sunday of Easter YEAR B. First Reading: Acts 3:13- 15, 17- 19ab. Responsorial Psalm: 4:2, 7, 9. Second Reading: 1 John 2: 1- 5a. Gospel: Luke 24: 35- 48. BE A PERFECT REFLECTION OF THE FATHER Today’s liturgical celebration gives us the opportunity to appreciate the dualistic nature of the Paschal Mystery, that is; the creation and the redemption. Every Eucharistic celebration gives us the room not only to appreciate the gift of love but also to experience His Divine presence in the breaking of bread. The overall result of this fellowship is that everyone experiences a spiritual growth, the body of Christ is edified and the power of evil is eliminated. Thus the regular participation and total commitment to the Eucharistic celebration invariably sharpen our thoughts, behaviors and priorities to be Christ like. The first and second readings of today ventilates two crucial phrases, “Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away” and “I am writing to you so that you may not commit sin.”. The important question one would wish to ask is; why is there so much focus on sin this third Sunday of Easter? Perhaps because the Gospel today tells us “ Thus, it is written that Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem”. The resurrection of Jesus is indeed a direct call for us to change our lives, His resurration brings an end to sin, evil and darkness. The collect of today’s liturgy underlines this basic fact when it says; we are now rejoicing in the “restored glory of our adoption”, Christ is and remains the Son of God and through Him we are adopted into the Sonship of God. Since we are of Christ, we are made heirs of his Divine glory. The daily challenges and struggles is to actualize this basic fact: that we are heirs of God. Whenever the wave of trials and persecutions of the world comes by, we fail to recognize that we are sons and daughter of the Father and Christians. The psychological and physical tortures Christ underwent was basically out of love and for our redemption [John 3: 16]. The call to return back to our source of joy and foundation seems to recur in all the readings of today, it is an invitation to repent of our sins, in the First Reading, St Peter ended his discourse in the temple by asking the people to repent and return to our Lord Jesus Christ, so that their sins may be blotted out. This call to repentance gives us an understanding of how God wants his people to be through life, the prophet Jeremiah tells us about the sinfulness of Judah [ Jeremiah 3: 6- 10]. This great summons to “Return” or “Turn away” and “Turn back” is indeed a communication of the change that must permeate the heart of those call to repent [ Jeremiah 3:6, 4:4], the Risen Saviour is indeed of a Merciful Father who not only calls us to repentance but plays a role of change of heart. After the encounter of Nicodemus, he became a disciple of truth, let us cease to rationalize things and stop procrastinate, let us make sincere effort to be docile and accept him whole heartedly. The whole call into Christianity is not a fight between God and the devil, rather it is an affirmation of the victory of the risen Christ over evil and death that pours out in the interior struggle characterized by a daily effort to sin and pursuit of holiness of life. Let us not forget that the whole celebration of the Eucharist is meant to help us to be holy. St Albert the Great further posited that the sacrament profits us by forgiving our sins, and it is the utmost importance as Jesus pours out His outpouring grace in our life. The Holy Spirit [Our Father] disciplines us for our good, so that we might share in His holiness. Christ’s holiness lies in the sacrificial action, that is, he offered himself in the sacrament for the salvation of all. The last statement of Christ to his disciples today is that of peace, the question that comes to mind is that what really is this peace of Christ? The peace which Christ commanded us to go out and propagate is one; which shows love, it forgives and accommodates and the unites all in Christ. Dear brothers and sisters we have being commissioned today to be sharers of this mandate which our Risen Saviors gives, lets us all make sincere effort to be at peace with ourselves and Christ by shunning away from sins, so as to merit the reward of eternal life.

BE A PERFECT REFLECTION OF THE FATHER

Nigerian Woman Allegedly Defrauds Pastor of N23.3m

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned one Olawunmi Dilureni, yesterday for obtaining money by false pretence and stealing to the tune of Twenty-three Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira (N23, 320, 000. 00).

It was reported that the defendant alongside Lola Aremu Anjorin, Tunde Jamiu, Oluremi Osobu and Home Concepts Limited( all at large) allegedly conspired to defraud a popular Lagos pastor, someone else named Nellie St. Matthew-Daniel and Eyitope St. Matthew-Daniel of the money.

Read the counts:

“That you, Olawumi Dilureni, on or about the 16th day of April, 2013 at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, obtained the sum of N10, 000, 000. 00 (Ten Million Naira only) from one Dr. Anthony Rapu under the pretence that the money is for investment in diesel supply business with a monthly interest rate of 6.5%, which pretext you knew to be false and committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, No. 14 of 2016”.

“That you, Olawunmi Dilureni, on or about 17th April, 2013, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, dishonestly converted for your own use the sum of N10, 000, 000. 00 (Ten Million Naira) only property of Tony Rapu and committed an offence contrary to Sections 278 and 285(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State No. 11, 2011”.

 

Di Maria is first in line to take Neymar’s place against Real Madrid

  • Unai Emery may be remaining optimistic and he may be holding out hope of having Neymar available to him for the second leg of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid, but the player’s father has said there is no chance of the forward being back in time.

    As such, Emery must start considering alternative options, such as Angel Di Maria, who is the first in line to take the Brazilian’s place.

    Since the start of 2018, Di Maria has been PSG’s best player and has managed 14 goals and 15 assists in the 30 matches he has played this campaign, an impressive return considering he is not a guaranteed starter.

    In his past 12 appearances he has scored 10 goals, including a hat-trick against Sochaux in the cup.

     

Popular Highlife Artiste, Ugo Stevenson, endores Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha for Imo Guber 2019

A popular Highlife artiste, based in Imo State, Ugo Stevenson, has endorsed the former Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, for the 2019 Imo Gubernatorial race.

Ugo Stevenson, Nda Chineke, made the endorsement this evening with his Facebook handle when he wrote:

EKWENAOGENE:
Onye Mbaise o mere gi nini?.
Bia zoputa Ndi Imo Chukwu Emeka Ihe di Oha Mma.#YesWeMust.”

The famous hit-maker, also went further to stand on his view on his new post, with the picture of Hon. Ihedioha attached.

He further wrote:

EKWENAOGENE:

The Zoo and It’s Gardner’s.

While I’m considering becoming a thief as approved by my governor, the monitoring agents of my daily activities won’t let me concentrate.

Okay, I have been bought by the Uche Nwosu and Okorocha FC,and what about It?. Which Owerri Zone Political Club has bought music /movie equipment to support my ministry in all these years I made myself Prophet Jeremiah, the lamentator.

The only truth is that Nigeria is not worth dying. A sitting governor admonished his subjects to become thieves, and no body has found it necessary to slapped him for committing sacrilege.

Buhari pretends to be the president when, Rats, Snakes, Monkeys have taken over the administration of the country, and yet someone expects me to write, speak and give point of direction to a gang of confused thieves.

Tell me, of what use is a loud speaker to the DEAF ?.

Let’s RE-STRATEGIZE Ndinkem.

ECE Artist, Rabi, set to release new single, ‘Turn Me On.’

‘Turn Me On,’ the most anticipated song of the year by pop music guru, Rab-i, is set to be released on October 20, 2017.

Rab-i, the hit maker, is known for dishing out excellent music contents. His last single, Akah, featuring popular afro pop artist, Ruffcoin, has been making waves in the East. But for a long while, he has taken off time from his music for his ongoing studies at the University.

The Eminent Crew Entertainment Artist, Rab-i, is back again with a new club rock single, ‘Turn Me On,’ produced by the prolific music producer, Na Timon.

Meanwhile on 21st October, Rab-i would join HKN signed act, B Red on a school tour, at the Federal Polytechnic, Akure, where other eminent Nigerian singers like Lil Kesh, Dotman, Terry Apala and more, will grace.