Entertainment

Actress, Adesua Shares Adorable Photos Of When She Was Pregnant and After Pregnancy Photos surface online

Popular Nollywood actress and wife of Banky W, Adesua-Etomi Wellington has recently shared some photos of when she was heavy with her child and some after delivery photos.

Adesua Shares Photos Of When She Was Pregnant and After Pregnancy

In an Instagram post she recently made on her page, Actress Adesua took time to narrate the developmental stages of her pregnancy. Right from when she was heavy with her massive baby bump till after she gave birth to their cute son, Zaiah.

Adesua Shares Photos Of When She Was Pregnant and After Pregnancy

In the post, Adesua wrote:

“Pic 1: worth the wait. Had to wear a maternity belt because pelvic, back and waist pain wanted to finish me. (2 weeks before)

Pic 2 : feeling myself after my hospital appointment but also exhausted🤣. (Quarter to drop)

Pic 3 : 2 days before Zaiah came. A day before my water broke. (7 months into my natural hair journey….Again)

Pic 4 : Papa staring at Zaiah in amazement. A few minutes after he was born. I was EXHAUSTED.

Pic 5 : Looking at our boy😍

Pic 6 : How it’s going🥰🥰🥰

Ps. Being pregnant during a pandemic was HARD but we bless God. Shout out to all the mummies that are doing it/did it.❤”

Health

Ivory Coast receives COVAX COVID-19 vaccines

The WHO regional director, Matshidiso Moeti, said the vaccines will be rolled out to frontline health workers in the coming days.

Ivory Coast has received over 500,000 doses of the Oxford-Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility (COVAX) making it the second country to benefit from the facility.

Ghana is the first country to benefit from the programme with the delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines on Wednesday.

COVAX, a World Health Organization-backed programme, was set-up to divide about two billion doses of vaccines across 92 low-and middle-income countries.

The facility promised access to vaccines for up to 20 per cent of participating countries’ population with an initial supply beginning in the first quarter of the year to immunise three per cent of their populations.

“Cote d’Ivoire is the second country in Africa to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office for Africa tweeted on Friday.

“504,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine just arrived in Abidjan. Another step towards #VaccinEquity and a symbol of global cooperation and solidarity.”

The WHO regional director, Matshidiso Moeti, said the vaccines will be rolled out to frontline health workers in the coming days.

“Over half a million vaccines just arrived in Abidjan and will be rolled out with frontline health workers in the coming days,” she said.

Religion

Daily Devotional 28th Febuary 2021: Be Strong In Faith

“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1 KJV
Today, believers are easily satisfied with just attending church programs or watching online services. There is nothing wrong about that but unfortunately, that is where they stop. That is not acceptable! You must be thirsty for God in this day and time. Only those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits. So, don’t spend your time seeking after things. Seek after God and I can assure you that the more of God you know, the more of His grace that will flow into your life. At that level, your capacity is enlarged and you can do things that others cannot dare. Grace brings you to a level of holy audacity that will shock your world.

David was able to confront Goliath in his days because of what he had developed capacity for. He had come to know God intimately while tending sheep in the wilderness. He had contended with the bear and the lion. Every experience brought him closer to God as he grew in grace. Goliath was just another obstacle to be brought down and as you know, he did it successfully.

Arise from slumber and launch out into the marketplace or wherever it is the Lord has located you. Refuse to merely fold your arms and watch like a spectator while expecting things to fall on your plate like a bag of cherries. You may have been told that you cannot make it in that business or job, but understand that no man has the final say over your life. You will succeed in that same place where you failed before. The terrain may be tough, but you have what it takes to break through and be on top of your game. God never promised that things would be easy. But He promised that He will be your Helper, your Guide and your Sustainer.

Don’t be static! Don’t settle for crumbs! You are much more than that! Exceed yesterday’s achievement! Go for the best! Only the best is good enough for you!

Further Reading: 1 Samuel 17:32-37
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Numbers 17-18; Evening- Mark 6:30-35

Security

Bandits: Our Children Are Scared Of Going To School – Northern Elders.

NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a statement yesterday, called on northern governors to devise means to address the problems.

Baba-Ahmed, added that government should decisively deal with bandits who have refused to jittison kidnappings and killings despite enough to rehabilitate them.

“Northern Elders Forum shares the profound shock and outrage of Nigerians at the spate of kidnappings of boarding school children in different parts of the North.

“The latest reported kidnapping of more than hundreds of female students in Zamfara State follows the abduction of student of GSC, Kagara, Niger State.

“Apart from the likelihood of similar abductions re-occurring as bandits engage in copy cat crimes in a region that is basically unprotected, these abductions will severely damage the poor state of education in the North, particularly girl-child education.

“It has become painfully obvious that the Federal Government is unable to muster the will or the capacity to limit exposure of Nigerians to violent criminals.

Religion

Daily Devotional 27th Febuary 2021: The Price Has Been Paid For Your Success

“For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.” Isaiah 54:3 KJV
Beloved, you don’t come to God wondering whether God is going to give to you or not. You must arm yourself with the knowledge that the price has been fully paid!
Isaiah 54:2 says: “Enlarge the place of thy tent and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes” (KJV). Abundance is coming to your house, whether the devil likes it or not. God said you will spread out from the right and the left. Your descendants will take over other nations and they will resettle deserted cities. Don’t be afraid or discouraged because you won’t be put to shame. You will even forget the shame that you’ve had since you were young and you will not remember the reproach in your life anymore. Your husband is the Maker, the Holy One of Israel; the Defender of the armies and of the whole earth. He called you as if you were a wife who was abandoned in grief, a wife who married young and was rejected.

“In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer” (Isaiah 54:8 KJV). ‘Everlasting’ means it will never end. Just like the song goes: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning…”

Joseph’s brothers thought that they were selling him into slavery but God was sending him forth. So, let the tempest rage, let the billows toss high, it will all turn out for your good because the price has been paid. That is why we rejoice. What God did through Christ is greater than what the devil did to damage man. Rejoice now because the price is fully paid. You will end this year rejoicing. You will finish strong.

Further Reading: Isaiah 54:1-12
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Numbers 15-16; Evening- Mark 6:1-29

Religion

Daily Devotional 25th Febuary 2021: The Narrow Gate

BIBLE READING: MATTHEW 7: 12-14 (NIV)

  1. So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
  2. “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
  3. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. MESSAGE:
    In life, good things are often difficult to get. Gold, silver, and other precious metals are mined deep down from the earth and must pass through fire to be refined for use. Jesus encouraged us to “enter by the narrow gate, … because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way, which leads unto life, and there are few which find it.” A narrow gate is harder to pass through than one that is wide; only few people can go through it at once. Why did Jesus say the gate to life is narrow?’ The decision to follow Christ has already narrowed a broad way. That decision includes giving your heart to Christ and making difficult choices and doing difficult things. Therefore, getting into the path is just the first step.

Just as one’s ability to succeed has very little to do with what happens to one in life, but rather on how one responds to the things that happen, so Jesus describes the pathway to life as one that requires effort and focus to enter. We have to lay aside certain things (Heb. 12:1-2). Though we are living in the world, we are not part of the world (John 17:11, 16). Jesus said that in the world, one shall have tribulations but He has overcome the world (John 16:33). Only those who endure to the end shall be saved (Matt. 24:13). Endure.

PRAYER:
Oh Lord, make me an overcomer in this world in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Fountain Quote of the Day

”… but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)

The grace to work in a narrow gate the Lord will grant unto us in Jesus name. Amen. Good morning sir/ma

Religion

Daily Devotional 24th Of February 2021- Don’t Stay In Ignorant.

“An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.” Proverbs 11:9 KJV
Knowledge is very vital to your walking in the success that has been made available to you. So with all your heart, seek to know God and your life shall be transformed. Remember that it is the truth that you know that ultimately sets you free.

It is a shame for any believer to have his or her life manipulated and limited by the enemy. It is not part of the redemption plan of God for you. You were raised up by God and made to sit with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. However, if you do not know your rights and privileges, you will operate in the low lands. But as you read and meditate on the Word of God, your eyes will be enlightened and you will take all that rightfully belongs to you. Then, you will become all that Christ had laboured for. Through knowledge shall the just be delivered!

What do you do when a postman comes to your house with a parcel that is not yours? You return it if it does not have your name and address. So, when the devil comes with his parcel, tell him to pass. It’s not yours! Parcels of sickness, poverty, frustration, fear, intimidation, defeat, failure, and pains are not for you as a child of God. Until you know your rights and privileges, you will remain a cheap victim in the hands of the devil. But that is not the plan of God for you.

The devil celebrates in his domain when he finds a believer that is unaware of his rights and privileges. You can still be ignorant while attending church services if you fail to give due attention and practice what is being taught. It is those who continue in the Word as hearers and doers that get to know the truth; they are delivered from ignorance. Arise and be a doer of the Word of God. When you do, the enemy will not cheat you out of your inheritance.

Further Reading: Hosea 6:1-3, Ephesians 1:16-23
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Numbers 7-8; Evening- Mark 4:21-41

Entertainment

Aje Festival 2021: Ooni, Ife Celebrates Aje (Wealth) on Monday 22nd Feb 2021.

AJE OLOKUN The goddess of wealth, is among the loved Orisa out of the 401 gods that is being worshiped in lle-lfe. The main capacity and strength of the goddess of wealth is to provide sufficient wealth and greater economic benefits for whoever worships her.

AJE is known to be the daughter of Olokun. Nevertheless, Olokun himself respects AJE, that is why it is sometimes being referred to as AJE Olokun (Goddess of wealth). In fact, some are of the belief that it is essential to praise AJE before anyone can get favour from Olokun, this is due to the fact that AJE is the only daughter of Olokun and Olokun loves her dearly.

AJE can be found in waters. This was the source of spending cowries before the advent of present currencies. All Aje Olokun takes are; banana, beans, ekuru, oyin (honey) and so on. All these could be said to be the main reasons why all you see about AJE is white clothes, cowries e.t.c and all must be clean.

The major benefit for Aje Olokun is the provision of wealth for her worshipers. This wealth provision is done in a very unique and natural way. Goddess of wealth blesses her worshipers beyond their mates and colleague in whatever they do.

In other for anyone to be blessed by the goddess of wealth, it must not be by just worshiping her, there must be something such worshiper must be doing that AJE Olokun is expected to bless for sufficiency. This simply means, AJE only help those who help themselves.

It should be noted, taking good care of anyone of such spirit is equivalent to worshiping AJE herself. The more one takes care of any female with such gift, the more he or she is blessed in his/her endeavours. It was emphasized that we also have some men with such spirits, but they are not as common compared to the number of females, as it was initially stated that AJE herself is a female.

ORUNMILA, like others was in search of the goddess but he did not rush;

Crime

30-yr-old lady swindles her fiancé of N10m. Abandons him for another man

A Nigerian man based abroad, Ogunshakin Emmanuel, got what he did not bargain for after he reportedly sent about N10m to his fiancée, Miss Mary Egodo, 30, for her to buy a property in Lagos in preparation for their marriage only to come back to discover that she swindled him and bolted away with another lover.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the suspect, Mary, not only duped Emmanuel, she blocked every contact and relocated to an unknown place so that Emmanuel will not locate her when he returns to Nigeria.

The lady, Mary, was said to have relocated and was enjoying the money with another lover without buying any property and was not ready to get married to Emmanuel.

However, the alleged scam was reported to the Police, who trailed and eventually arrested Mary in her hideout. She was asked to refund the money but she said that she had spent the whole money.

According to Police sources, the man, Emmanuel, who hails from Ekiti State, met Mary, who is from Delta State in Ibafo area of Ogun State, where Mary lives with her parents.

In the course of their relationship, they agreed to get married before Emmanuel traveled abroad for greener pastures with the consent of Mary.

While Emmanuel was abroad, he sent money at different times through Mary’s First Bank account with the agreement that Mary will use the money to buy land and develop it before he will return to consummate the relationship

Unknown to Emmanuel, Mary was busy enjoying the money with her other lover and deceived him that he had already acquired the property as they agreed.

However, when Emmanuel informed her that he will be coming back to Nigeria to formalize the marriage and to see the property she bought with the money sent to her, Mary blocked all his numbers and relocated without any trace to reach her. Emmanuel was shocked and reported what happened to the Police.

The Police then tracked and eventually arrested her. After interrogation and having been found culpable, she was charged before the Ejigbo Magistrate Court for fraud and conversion of the money.
She pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Inspector Bernard Aigbokhan, asked the Court to give a date for hearing for the Police to prove that she actually committed the alleged offence.

Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mr. E.O. Ogunkanmi, granted Mary bail in the sum of N3m with two sureties in like sum.
She was remanded in Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when she will perfect her bail conditions.
The matter was adjourned till 19th April, 2021.

Education

Hijab Crisis In Ilorin- Kwara is a Muslim State Take Your Missionary School To Rivers, Music Warns Missionary School Owners


The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has warned that it would not fold its hands and watch Muslim students being persecuted in Kwara State.

MURIC said that Kwara is a predominantly Muslim State, advising missionary school owners to take their business to Rivers State instead of trying to change the identity of Muslim children by force, adding that Governor Nyesom Wike is waiting with open arms to accept them..

The group was reacting to the hijab imbroglio going on in the State, wherein some public school teachers were said to have forced female Muslim students to remove their hijab within the school premises.

The development has generated controversy across the State, leading to the closure of ten schools by the State government.

Wading into the matter, MURIC has vowed to take all necessary constitutional measures to stop the oppression of innocent female Muslim pupils across Kwara State.

The position of the Islamic human rights group was contained in a statement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

According to MURIC, “On our own part, we will not allow… evil to prevail in Kwara as they did in some states in the South West on the issue of hijab.

“The authorities of those ten missionary schools should be ashamed of behaving like oppressors and slave masters.

“Yes. We say it boldly, loudly and clearly. Kwara is a predominantly Muslim state. It is absolutely absurd for any group to think it can subject Muslim children to oppression in such a place. Infra dignitatem.

“Take your missionary schools to Rivers State if you want to change the identity of Muslim children by force. Nyesom Wike is waiting with open arms to accept you.

“Afterwards he has illegally declared his state a Christian state in violation of and to the chagrin of Section 10 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. But not in Kwara State.”

The group called on Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to shun all illegal, illegitimate and unconstitutional compromises that could provoke Kwara Muslims in the State.

The Islamic rights advocacy group said it would not surrender its fight but would take all necessary constitutional actions to ensure that female Muslim students used their hijab.