Saturday, 9 July 2016

Biafra: We'll not stop agitating, military coup or not - MASSOB

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The Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB and Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, yesterday stated that military coup d’tat or not in Nigeria, as speculated in some quarters, would not deter the movement from carrying out its non violent struggle to actualize Biafra.

MASSOB/BIM contended that even if Nigerians wake up tomorrow morning and discover that the military has toppled the present democratic government in place, the movement would not mind because the MASSOB/BIM leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike had actually wanted to start the current agitations in 1997 during the Abacha military regime but one thing or the other shifted it to 1999 during Obasanjo’s regime.

In a press statement issued yesterday to newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra state, shortly after the inspection of MASSOB/BIM’s information office at Umuaka, in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo state, MASSOB/BIM’s National Director of Information, Mazi Chris Mocha noted that the group met the requirements of UN to carry out its separatist agitation when in 1999 Uwazuruike notified the UN by applying for an observer status and also accompanied this request with the Biafra bill of rights.

Mocha expressed confidence that MASSOB/BIM and others have convinced the UN through its actions that there will be no peace in Nigeria unless independence is granted to them.

He therefore urged MASSOB/BIM members to increase its non-violent activities in south east and south south, adding that self-determination is permitted by the United Nations, UN, even as military regime is illegal and therefore not recognized by the world body to stop agitations.

He observed that, although UN will not sponsor any rebellious act in any nation including Nigeria that is a member of the UN, the organization permitted that any section of its member states or nation that wants independence is free to pursue the course holistically.

Mocha expressed optimism that the UN will normally intervene in Nigeria’ when the further existence of the member state becomes questionable and ungovernable, he lamented that before now, that the world body had played double standard in tacking the conflicts or crises affecting the Africa continent.

Mocha accused Britain and other western nations that it had always waited until such problems degenerated into civil wars or genocide before it intervened.

Sources: vanguardngr, premiumnews24.com

Terry Walsh rages at Malin over 'Towie c***' after she's spotted out with Michael Hassini

Terry and Malin
Drama keeps unfolding as Love Island's Terry Walsh has vowed not to "lower himself" to trading cheap shots on Twitter with ex Malin, but that didn't last long.
After leaving the Love Island villa last night with new partner Emma-Jane, the 28-year-old heartthrob wasted no time attacking his former flame for heading out this week with TOWIE heartbreaker Michael Hassini.
Replying to one of her messages, Terry wrote: "U remind me of being back at Primary school. Playing the victim via having off towie c***"
"Girl hats off to u. U pulled out all the stops and the victim card people need to see through ur fake tears," he continued.
Clearly thinking better of it, Terry then deleted the messages before claiming: "Anyway had my 5 minute moan. 2 sides 2 every story. Night x"
Malin didn't appear to retaliate to his messages, though hasn't exactly been shy about sharing exactly what she thought of him and new girlfriend Emma-Jane.
Terry's Twitter meltdown came just hours after he insisted he wouldn't vent his anger on Twitter.

Watch as Rita Ora flashes her abs as she performs seductive dance routine to Chris Brown

Rita busts a move
Rita Ora couldn't join Chris Brown on stage last night, so she sent her fans a sexy video of her dancing to one of his tracks instead.
The songstress, who collaborated with Chris on Body On Me, flashed her incredible abs as she dropped some seductive moves in a white Chanel croptop and baggy matching trousers on Friday night.
Appearing to be in someone's kitchen Rita pouts up a storm for the camera while shaking her hips and butt, before doing a slow turn for the camera and exclaiming: "That's what happens when I can't come."
 Later giving a little more explanation on Instagram she wrote: "Albania sad I couldn't come! wish I could be with you tonight to support you @chrisbrownofficial #bodyonme do yo thang..."

The Avengers Claim Responsibility For Agip Pipeline Attack

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Niger Delta Militants
The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), has claimed responsibility for the blowing up of Italian oil installation Eni, also known as Agip oil company in Bayelsa State. The explosion, now known to be a bomb, occurred on Friday.

In the early morning hours of Friday multiple explosions rocked the Nembe 1, 2, 3, lines and Tebedaba Brass trunk line in Bayelsa State and Rivers State.

The militant group statement found on its website, authored by NDA Spokesman Mudoch Agbinibo, said “At about the of 3am to 5am the Niger Delta Avengers blowup Nembe 1, 2, 3 and Tebedaba brass trunk-line in Bayelsa/River States."

He added that “We still using this medium to warn the general public of impostors Facebook accounts. Niger Delta Avenger is not in Social network anymore."

It will be recalled that both Facebook and Twitter have shut down the NDA social media pages. Their official statements can only be found on their website.

Chloe Moretz sizzles in the sun as she shows off her sexy figure

- Brooklyn Beckham's girlfriend showed off her summer body as she took a dip in the ocean

Chloe Moretz
It looks like being in a long distance relationship has its positives after all.

While Chloe Moretz was stuck thousands of miles apart from boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham, the actress focused on her fitness to keep herself busy.

Taking to Instagram earlier today, the blonde bombshell flaunted all her hard work as she shared a snap of her tiny bikini body in a skimpy swimsuit.

As she posed in the ocean while looking at her phone, leggy Chloe gave fans a glimpse of her gym-toned pins.

Check out these useful apps for monitoring your health

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Most people will love to know everything about their health conditions and symptoms of ill-health as well as consult a qualified medical doctor from the comfort of their homes. Below are a few useful apps that can enable them to do this:

Amwell: Live doctor visit now

With this app, any medical provider is available at your fingertips. Amwell: Live doctor visit now lets you see a doctor via a video call anytime you and your family need medical consultation. Open the app, a few taps on thescreen, pick a specialty and a provider, and get face-to-face consultation in seconds.

Symple

If you suffer from occasional shoulder pain or headaches that come out of nowhere, Symple app can help you track those times when you experience surprising symptoms. The app lets you track up to 10 symptoms at once, take four photos per day, and record medications, exercise, and other factors that influence how you feel. Upgrading to Symple Complete allows you unlimited symptom tracking and photos, the ability to create daily journal entries, and graphs that track your progress over time among other additional features.

The app also has an easy export option, so once you’ve gathered enough information you can pass it along to your doctor to review.

Drugs.com

When you need reliable information about a certain medication, consult the Drugs.com app.

Personalise your own drug list to keep track of what medications you’re taking and receive relevant medical information. Use the search tool to browse through the extensive drug database. You can also identify unknown pills by entering their imprint, shape, or colour on the search bar.

KidsDoc

With the KidsDoc app, parents can find information on how best to respond to their children’s needs, whether it’s a bloody nose or a bee sting.

According towww.thehealthsite.com, the app’s advice comes from the clinical protocols used by paediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse call centres in the United States and Canada.

My diet coach

When you take on the challenge of a new weight loss plan, it’s easy to get discouraged at first. But with this app on your device, you will get the motivation you need.

Upload photos and notes that inspire you, reminders about what you want to eat and avoid, and weight loss and fitness goals. You can even keep a food and exercise journal.

Lumosity mobile

Lumosity is a training programme designed by neurologists to work out your brain and improve your cognitive abilities. The Lumosity app uses a series of fun and challenging games to exercise different parts of your body. Also, you can customise your experience and track progress on your brain profile.

Moves

Many of us spend a lot of time sitting down at home watching TV, on our laptops, or at work. As a result, our bodies usually don’t get the exercise they need. With the Moves app, however, you can track the distance you travel by bicycle or foot each day.

Your journey will appear onscreen as a storyline, and the routes you’ve chosen to get from place to place will be highlighted on a map. Perhaps most importantly, the app tells you the steps you’ve taken and calories you’ve eaten, so you can chart your progress daily.

iTriage health

 iTriage is a medical dictionary that not only allows you to search symptoms and find potential causes, it suggests treatments and qualified facilities and doctors.

It also includes numbers for emergency hotlines and doctor and nurse advice lines, so you can be connected easily to a real person who will give you feedback on your condition.

HealthTap

When you need answers from a doctor, skip the waiting room and open HealthTap. Get your questions answered by over 68,000 real doctors in 137 specialties who contribute to discussions. This app has everything, from daily health tips to a doctors’ database. It is free.

First Aid by American Red Cross

This is a sponsored app that provides information on the most common first aid emergencies. All the content, including videos, interactive quizzes and step-by-step guides, is preloaded, meaning you have access to the information with or without reception or an Internet connection.

Not only is there first aid information, but there are also safety tips for other emergencies, such as severe weather, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes.

Zipongo

Zipongo helps you manage your diet by creating week-by-week meal plans and providing countless healthy recipes tailored to your food preferences and allergy restrictions.

Terry Walsh and Emma-Jane dumped from Love Island

Terry Walsh and Emma-Jane Woodham
The couple were voted the least popular by fans of the reality competition and still had time to blast the way his ex acted.

Terry Walsh and Emma-Jane Woodham have been dumped from the Love Island villa.
They are just one of two couple who were voted off the ITV2 reality show fays before the final.
The couple have had quite the journey in the house, especially after Terry was branded a cheat by his ex Malin Andersson when he recoupled with Emma-Jane just days after she was booted from the show.

Emma and Terry chatted with Caroline Flack about their experience in the villa and of course talk turned to the tattooed hunk's ex with his new girlfriend labelling her a "d***head" for the way she acted.

Caroline asked Terry if he understood why Malin had been upset when she’d returned to confront him in the explosive scenes.


“I can understand, 100%. But when she walked in, I felt like we could have spoken about it like adults," Terry explained, "What can I do? I’m in a villa where I can’t ring her or text her. I said it more than once [when we were together] that she was acting like a child.

EURO 2016: My dream is to win the cup - Ronaldo

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The Real Madrid striker was part of the team that fell short in the 2004 decider against Greece, and he is determined to deliver Portugal's first major trophy against the hosts

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo admitted France will be favourites for their Euro 2016 final in Paris on Sunday, but he still thinks his team will prevail.

After the heartbreak of Euro 2004 - when Ronaldo and Portugal were defeated 1-0 in the final on home soil by Greece - the Real Madrid man is driven not to let another, potentially his last, opportunity to win silverware with his country slip.

"It would mean a lot. It's something I've always dreamed of, to win with the national team," Ronaldo told UEFA.com.

"I have won everything at club level and the individual level, this would be a great achievement to win something for the Portuguese team.

"I believe that this is possible, as do my colleagues and the whole country also believe. We must have positive thinking because I believe that on Sunday will be the first time that Portugal will win a major trophy."

Portugal have been far from the best team at the tournament, as they drew their three group games to qualify for the knockout rounds as one of the best third-placed teams, before needing extra time against Croatia in the round of 16 and then penalties in the quarter-finals against Poland.

Only against Wales in the semi-final have Portugal looked convincing in their play.

Source: goal.com

Vice President blames Niger Delta Avengers for shortage of power

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President has attributed the drop of electric power supply on the repeated attacks on oil and gas pipelines to the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA). 

The Vice President said the damages inflicted on terminals and gas pipeline installations, mostly in the Niger Delta region, have further helped in crippling the country’s economic growth and development.

“Loss of gas is the major reason why Nigeria has a shortage of power,” he added.

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo stated this on Friday at the 2nd Foundation Lecture of the privately owned Elizade University, Ilaro Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, SaharaReporters correspondent reported.

Prof. Osinbajo, who delivered a forty-minute lecture with the theme “The Future Is Here, Earlier Than We Thought” observed that investing in key technological innovations is critical to the scientific growth and expansion of Nigeria.

According to Prof. Osinbajo, Nigeria as a developing nation would firstly need to address and solve the issue of pipeline vandalism to take full advantage of economic opportunities.

He explained that the main target of the present administration, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, in the power sector of the country is to generate 7, 000 Megawatts in the next few years. Presently Nigeria generates 5,000 Megawatts which is considered unstable.

Prof. Osinbajo, who disclosed that fifty percent of Nigeria’s power generation comes through the use of gas, expressed grief at the daily attacks on the country’s oil pipeline by some unscrupulous economic saboteurs hiding under the mask of the beleaguered NDA to cause damages.

He further posited that the militants, masquerading in the guise of the NDA, are not fighting for the region’s freedom but only agitating for their own personal financial interests, thereby shortchanging the country’s growth and development.

He maintained that billions of naira from the country’s treasury had been spent on the need to maintain peace in the Niger Delta region and wondered why there was continued hostility from militants who are selfishly and purposely crippling the country’s economy by destroying oil pipelines.

“They [Niger Delta Avengers] are only fighting for their own private economic benefits. It is unacceptable to destroy oil pipelines,” he said.

Vice President the Nigerian youths and university students to learn ‘multi-skills’ that require use of technology, which could help salvage their quest for white-collar jobs that are no longer visible in the country.

“Multi-skilling is required in the future of today because, in the nearest future, robots will take over the jobs in the country.

“You have to be innovative in your thinking and ideas,” the Vice President concluded.

Among The Number by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Deeper Life Christian Ministries


Saturday July 9, 2016

Among The Number

1 CHRONICLES 11:26-47

Key Verse: "Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem" (1 Chronicles 11:26).

Those who do extraordinary things will always be counted. The Book of Numbers 25:7, 8, has an account of a worthy exploit by a young man who hated sin and moved to defend God. For that singular act, he wrote his name in gold. In today's text, David's success to bring the nation under his rule was because he had surrounded himself with very capable men.

These mighty men aligned themselves with David, while Saul was still reigning. They had great influence in the lives of the people when David eventually ascended the throne. You will recall that these valiant men had risked their lives to bring David water, but he refused to drink it. Their daring venture had manifested the extremity of their loyalty to him.

By the same token, David's refusal to drink the water also manifested how deeply he valued their lives. These valiant men were listed in the text today, including the names of their fathers. It goes to show that everyone's work is being recorded and published against the individual's name.

We are challenged to stand up to be counted among those who risk their lives for the sake of the gospel. There were multitudes of men in Israel at that time; but only a few were marked out. Stand up for the gospel and strive never to be left out from the number of valiant and selfless men who invested their all into the gospel.

Thought for the day: Those who never dare to take risk die without garlands.

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