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Mbaka: Day Pentecostal pastor envied Catholics

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By MAGNUS EZE

The legendary discipline in the Roman Catholic Church recently attracted the envy of a Pentecostal preacher, Bishop John Praise Daniel.
The cleric, who is the President of Dominion Faith Institute and founder of International Leadership Communion of Ministries (ILCOM), extolled the discipline in the orthodox Catholic Church, at the consecration of four bishops by his church in Abuja where he descended on the leaders of the church world over.
Using how the dust raised by the transfer of the founder of Adoration Ministries, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, from the parish he nurtured was calmed down without any negative effect on the church to buttress his assertion, Daniel posited that the cleric would have founded another church the following day if it were in a Pentecostal denomination:
“I know if it were in a Pentecostal church, a new church would have started the following day. A man with over 30,000 worshippers still agreed to leave everything to one small church. It’s discipline. Let there be more discipline; we have the power. But let there be more discipline in the Pentecostal church.” It was a moment of truth as the preacher told the newly elevated that their office was a call to greater responsibilities, warning that it would not be rosy all through for them; but like the Bible said, “weeping may endure for a night.”
Taking his text from Hebrews 5: 4, he charged preachers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be sure they were called before coming into the ministry; noting that people do all manner of things including indulging in occultism for the sake of “fame, crowd and money.”
The former Deputy National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), however, sounded it clear, that no man is perfect arguing that a man is anointed bishop does not make him infallible. He urged the new bishops to be humble like Christ so that they can receive exaltation:
“Humility is the pathway to service; being servant to the people”, adding that being a bishop is not a title, but it means more work, more responsibilities. He charged them to be alert to their responsibilities.
Bishops and visiting Bishop Judy Malaza from South Africa supported Daniel in praying and laying hands on the new bishops. Before the vestment, presentations and salutations were made, a lawyer administered oath office on them. They were decorated with consecrated elements.
Special prayers were also made for the Church in the North East of Nigeria, where more than 2000 churches were allegedly closed down by the persecution of the Boko Haram insurgents. Two of the new bishops, Bulus Elan Taya and Falib Ndagawa hail from Numan and Mubi respectively in Adamawa State. The two others were Bishop Ken Oko Daniels (Ebonyi) and Bishop Dr. Gabriel Nkenang (Akwa Ibom).

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SELF backs Sylva over choice of Saipem on Bonny NLNG Train 7 contract

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The South-south Emerging Leaders Forum (SELF) has faulted allegations of wrong doing leveled against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva over the choice of Saipem, an Italian firm to handle the Bonny NLNG Train 7 contract.

SELF in a statement argued that the deal also endorsed by the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Local Content Board Engr. Simbi Wabote was in the best interest of the country.

SELF position was in response to an online publication which accused the duo of bribe taking running into millions of naira in the deal.

SELF warned the publisher of the medium , Mr Jackson Ude, to desist from blackmailing leaders of the South-south extraction in a bid to score political goals.

Urging the Publisher of the online medium to show proof his allegation, SELF noted: “We strongly condemn the allegation leveled by Pointblanknews.com and its sponsors, this is highly condemnable and viewed as a sponsored plot to instigate hate against the Minister and derail his concentrations.

“This is ridiculous and belittling of Jackson Ude, the face behind this blackmail for being petty to the ground level for publishing tissues of lies about the persons of Timipre Sylva and Simbi Wabote.

“Nigerians should not believe this and throw it into the dust bin. It’s incumbent on all well-meaning Nigerians to support the positive drive of Minister and collaborate with him, towards the actualization of the onerous task at stake.

“Although Jackson Ude and his medium Pointblanknews.com are criminally known for thriving in the business of blackmail, especially against the officeholders from the Niger Delta region. But this forum will henceforth resist this criminality by deploying all known instrumental of law to fight the faces behind these tissues of lies.

“This Forum is using this medium to warn the likes of Jackson Ude to stay away from Nigeria and the South-south most especially if they are not ready to turn a new leaf because the business of blackmail has long become outdated and unpopular.”

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Great relief as Kidnapped Punch reporter, Nnodim regains freedom

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It was a great relief for journalists, family members, friends and well wishers when the news filtered in that the Punch Newspapers reporter, Victor Okechukwu Nnodim who was kidnapped from his residence in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council on Thursday has regained freedom.

He was released almost 48hours hours after his abduction alongside two other neighbours who were also abducted.
It was gathered early hours of Sunday that he has been released and in high spirits.

The media world was jolted by the news of his abduction, as many turned prayer warriors supplicating for his freedom without any harm

His abductors, NationaUpdate learnt later communicated with his elder sister who resides in Lagos demanding for N10 million.

At the time of this report it could not be ascertained if ransom was paid before he regained freedom, but colleagues made efforts to contributed money towards his release, when it became obvious that the kidnappers were bent on collecting ransom.

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FG Partners Private Firms for mass delivery of Housing for all- REDAN

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The Federal Government  of Nigeria is partnering with private firms in its bit to actualise its policy of mass Housing.

Making the disclosure to journalists in Abuja Friday, the Treasurer of the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria ( REDAN) , FCT Chapter, Dr Gbadewole Amos, said required counterpart funding  is being provided by the Federal Government for the actualisation of the policy.

Dr Amos who is also the Chief Executive Officer ( CEO) of the Crown Allied Global Realty and Homes,  said Nigerians will begin to see results of such partnership across the federation from 2022. Accordimg to him, REDAN is working with many other agencies in Nigeria to ensure that the Real Estate industry is well regulated in the country to enable Nigerians get quality and affordable housing units in all parts of the country.
In his words: “All our activities in the Association is tailored towards ensuring that our clients are put in the center of attraction and that they have value for their money.

“We provide affordable housing in various parts of Nigeria and the unique part of our business is that we have various facilities that are designed to meet your needs and requirements. 
” Our payment process is not a back breaking one as we have options where you can pay as low as 50% in the first installment and you are allowed to spread the remaining over the space of 6months to 1 year 

“We also have some estates that are cheaper whereby you can acquire a plot for the rate of five hundred thousand naira, two bedroom bungalow in Lagos which you can get for 8 million naira, there bedroom for 10 million naira.

“All our houses, no matter how little the price is had been tailored to be technological conscious as they are constructed with state of the art technological tools and gadgets to give their occupants a great living experience.

“ The houses we sell for 45million in Abuja are sold for 60million by other firms , we have reasonably cut out prices and we are also opened to negotiation”.

Discussing his recent election as the treasurer of the Real Estate Developer Association of Nigeria (REDAN), Abuja Chapter  and how he has been able to manage this with his business firm.

 He explained that the new office is an added feather for him and has in no way hindered his business enterprise

 “ No developer in Nigeria can secure loan from any Federal Mortgage bank in Nigeria without being a member of the Association.

“The Association over the years has proven effective in dealing with illegal developers who are out there to create insanity in the industry.

“REDAN  is working with many other agencies in Nigeria to ensure that the Real Estate industry is well regulated in Nigeria. 
“All our activities in the Association is tailored towards ensuring that our clients are put in the center of attraction and that they have value for their money”, he said .

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