The Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church worldwide, David Oyedepo on Sunday said he is not in a hurry to go to heaven and that he is going to live for over 100 years on earth.
Oyedepo, in his sermon, said there were people in the morning service that would testify in the church at 100 years and some at 120 years.
He said the witches and the wizard could be angry, but that many members of his church and him would be here for long.
There are people, I’m looking at this morning, that will testify here at 100. There are those that will testify here at 120. I’m here for long. I’m here for long.
“I’m not hurrying to go to Heaven, I am going to be there forever, so there’s no point hurrying to get there. You’re here for long!
“Let every witch and wizard be angry: You’re here for long. It’s a verdict of Heaven! You’re here for long!
You will see your children’s children to the 4th generation,” he said.
COZA Pastor asks for N50m In Damages, Asks Court To Dismiss Rape Case
Biodun Fatoyinbo, the founder and Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss the rape lawsuit filed against him by Busola Dakolo.
Fatoyinbo asked that the case be dismissed on grounds of incompetence and frivolity. He went on to also demand N50m in damages.
The new suit was filed before the Federal High Court, two weeks after Busola through her lawyer Pelumi Olajengbesi, also asked same court to order Fatoyinbo to apologize to her on the front page of at least two national newspapers and two national television stations for seven days running consecutively.
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Lagos Govt. releases programmes to celebrate Nigeria at 59
The Lagos State Government has outlined activities to celebrate the 59th Independence anniversary of Nigeria.
Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf flanked by her counterpart in the Ministry of Information and Strategy Mr. Gbenga Omotoso stated at press conference on Thursday in Lagos that the government was fully ready to celebrate the anniversary.
She disclosed that the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat would lead the Executive Council members and other Muslim faithful in the State, to the Secretariat Mosque Alausa, for Jumat Service and Special Prayers for continuous peaceful co-existence of Lagos in particular and Nigeria in general on Friday, 27th of September, while the State Governor,. Babajide Sanwo-olu is billed to lead the Executive Council members and other dignitaries to the Chapel of Christ the Light, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, for a Church Service.
According to him, ‘’The Grand Finale of this year’s celebrations will witness His Excellency the Governor declaring open an exhibition of Arts and Crafts depicting the chronicle of events surrounding Nigeria’s Independence to date, while the climax of this year’s celebration will be a fun fiesta at the Police College ground.’’
However, she said the state government had reiterated its commitment to ethic and religious harmony in the state, as religion which had been source of instability in other parts of the country had remained its own source of strength and unity in Lagos.
Akinbile-Yussuf said the state, being the capital of the country when Nigeria became an Independent nation from the British Colonial Rule on the 1st October, 1960 could afford not to roll out drums to mark the nation’s independence.
She noted that the peaceful co-existence of the two major religions in Nigeria – Christianity and Islam, while ensuring that other religious beliefs were not left out in the scheme of things in the State.
“The Ministry of Home Affairs, through the Nigeria Inter Religious Council, (NIREC) has ensured that matters of religious issues that could easily degenerate to acrimony are nipped in the bud on a regular basis, through consultations, consolidation and dialogue.
‘’It will interest you to know that while Religion, which is a source of instability in other states has remained our own source of strength and unity in Lagos, we make bold to say that, Lagos remains the only State in Nigeria that has truly upheld the vision of the founding fathers in Nigeria and those who indeed fought for our Independence as a Nation.
“The likes of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, Pa Enahoro and others will be happy in their graves seeing what Lagos stands for and how we have held Nigeria together as a nation. Today, there is no tribe or tongue that is not represented in Lagos.
‘’Lagos indeed has remained a home for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religion and this is the major reason why this Independence Day Celebration is very dear to us as a State and we will not spare any expense to roll out the drums come 1st October, 2019,” she said.
The Next Titan Season-6: Heritage Bank continues to boosts entrepreneurship among youths
Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider has again thrown its usual support behind the organizer of The Next Titan, so as to have a better and improved season six of the programme.
This year’s edition of the reality TV show is again headlined by Heritage Bank and is targeted at giving young entrepreneurs an opportunity to display their ingenuity and talents.
The programme, which also, focuses on ensuring that the entrepreneurial goals of the Nigerian youths are achieved, had its auditions in four of the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Speaking during the audition at the Sheba Event Centre in Lagos, the MD/CEO of the bank, Ifie Sekibo stated that the Heritage Bank has continued to make seamless efforts to demonstrate its commitment towards developing and positioning youths to become world-class citizens equipped and ready to be absorbed into an increasingly competitive workforce.
“One of the reasons why we chose, as an organization, to support the entrepreneurial growth and welfare of the youths is to see young men and women play vital roles in the socio-economic development of the country and help curb the high level of unemployment,” Sekibo said.
The MD, who was represented by the Head, Brand Management & Sustainability, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, Ozena Utulu, said Heritage Bank is positioned to lead the recovery of the economy through enhancing youth entrepreneurship development and engendering self-employment via its various initiatives and products.
According to Sekibo, the drive to support youths seeks to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations. He explained that the entrepreneur schemes of the bank has always focused on dependable job-creating sectors, such as the agricultural value chain (fish farming, poultry, snail farming), cottage industry, mining, and solid minerals, creative industry (tourism, arts and crafts), and ICT.
Sekibo stated that the bank supported this initiative because of its belief in Nigerian youth, who make up about 80 percent of the country’s population. He further explained that Heritage Bank was impressed with the nature in which talents were sought out, the rigorous selection process and the integrity with which the overall scheme was delivered.
Sekibo expressed satisfaction in the long term sustainability of the initiative, stating, we will not support something that will not stand the test of time.
The Executive Producer, The Next Titan, and Managing Director, Bravopoints International Limited, Mide Kunle-Akinlaja explained, “the idea behind the next titans is to create a Nigeria of our dreams, the roll calls of entrepreneurs with businessmen and women who will boost the nation’s economy and become employers of labour. It is not just an ordinary show but a show that transforms lives.”
According to him, The Next Titan over the past five years has been the only major entrepreneurial reality show in Nigeria, which provides an opportunity for young aspiring entrepreneurs with good business ideas that can transform the economy to compete among themselves on television in order to win a grand cash prize and a brand new car to start their dreams.
He noted that it was a platform designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of the generality of young Nigerians who may not have the opportunity to participate directly through its regional auditions, but who can watch the TV show, and who can, as a result, take a decision to ply the route of entrepreneurship as a viable career option.
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