Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Lady Gaga has broken up with Taylor Kinney

lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney just broke up

A bad year for celebrity relationships

Unbelievable!!! Reality Beauty Chloe puts on X-rated display on Geordie Shore(Photos)

Geordie Shore

The Geordie Shore cast attended a foam party in sunny Ayia Napa on Sunday and it was a typically wild affair.

Chloe ended up flashing more than she bargained for when her white t-shirt went completely see-through as she got drenched in water.

The braless babe ended up putting on an X-rated display while giving excited onlookers at the rave a serious eyeful.

Shocking!!!The threats and abuse outspoken Pakistani women receive

The threats and abuse outspoken Pakistani women receive

The apparent "honour killing" of Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has led to renewed debate over women's rights in the country, including the freedom to speak out online.

Ms Baloch, 26, was frequently abused in cyberspace and had received death threats for her outspoken and controversial posts.

But Pakistani women, including journalists, often face vitriol and denigration for speaking their minds.

Here, four BBC Urdu journalists describe their experiences.

WARNING: Some readers may find the language used below disturbing.
Amber Shamsi - 'I fear digital hate could quickly become very real'


Some months ago, I published a story on Qandeel Baloch for BBC Urdu in which I identified her as a cultural landmark of sorts, a provocateur. Inevitably, the abuse followed. BBC Urdu and I were accused of having "nothing better to cover" for giving space to a "slut" who was disgracing the country.

The problem was not the story or even Qandeel Baloch - who had to deal with her own share of online nastiness. In the larger scheme of things, it represented the kind of abuse women have to face online.

As a female journalist, harassment becomes personal and well beyond questioning the credibility of the work. Popular insults include "slut", "prostitutes", or worse. I was sent pictures of daggers when I did a story on the sectarian violence in Pakistan. And aside from the journalism, being a woman in the public eye can have another downside - sexually explicit messages. These can range from invitations for sex, to descriptions of rape fantasies to graphic images.

Abigail Anderson receives death threat for supporting Taylor Swift

Abigail Anderson with Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s childhood BFF Abigail Anderson has come to the singer’s defence.

On Monday evening, Abigail launched into a Twitter rant, slamming Kanye West and Kim Kardashian after the reality star sparked an internet frenzy by sharing the singer and rapper’s phone conversation, which Kim claims shows the squeaky-clean pop star approving the controversial lyrics to Kanye’s song Famous.

Kanye West video

“Lord, hear my prayers. … I pray God helps your daughter understand, that despite how many times she’ll hear daddy reference all women as ‘b**ches,’ she isn’t one,” Abigail wrote in a series of now deleted tweets.

“I pray she understands her father actually IS faithful to her mother, despite all the adulterous comments she will hear her father making. … I pray that she will understand ‘adultery and b**ches’ are just daddy's form of art and not to worry because not every man thinks like him.… Lastly, I pray for forgiveness. May God forgive you & your wife for doing to others the very things you pray are NEVER done to your daughter.”

Guys...I will always stand by my best friend. There's no point in fighting over than. 
For the record, I usually delete my tweets once the death threats start rolling in...nothing more or less than that. 


Abigail later said she deleted her tweets, writing: "For the record, I usually delete my tweets once the death threats start rolling in...nothing more or less than that. #MovingOn."

Kim posted footage of Kanye and Taylor on the phone, with the 38-year-old rapper reading her the lyric "For all my Southside n****s that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex".

In response, Taylor could be heard saying: "It's like a compliment."

Kanye reassured the singer he wanted her to "feel good" about the song.

He said: "What I give a f**k [about] is you as a person, and as a friend, I want things that make you feel good."

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Herdsmen send a monarch, driver and police to an early grave

plateau curfew

A highly traditional ruler in Plateau State, the Saf Ron Kulere, Sir Lazarus Agai, who is also the Chairman of  Bokkos Traditional Council, was on Monday  murdered in his home village, Sha, by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

He was the traditional ruler of Bokkos, the hometown of the former governor of the state, Chief Joshua Dariye.

The traditional ruler was killed when he was coming back from his farm in Sha.

He was killed alongside his driver and police orderly.

Details of the incidents were sketchy as of the time of filing this report but his death was confirmed by the member representing Bokkos Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Mr. Sunday Muchen.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Assistant Superintendent of Police  Tyopev Terna, who also confirmed the incident, said that no one had been arrested in connection with the killing.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Simon Lalong, has declared a curfew in Bokkos in connection with the killing of the monarch and his aides.

A statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor, Mr. Emmanuel Nanle, on Monday, a preliminary security report before the governor had confirmed the attack.

The statement read, “The incidence took place at about 3pm yesterday (Monday) while the chief was on transit from a neighbouring village.

“The governor has therefore summoned an emergency meeting of security agencies tomorrow (Tuesday) so as to come up with strategies to prevent reprisals from aggrieved groups.

“To avert any breakdown of law and order, the government has decided to impose a curfew on the area.”

Meanwhile, officers of the 33 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Bauchi State on Saturday killed two suspected kidnappers in a forest in Dutsen Zaki village, in Ningi Local Government Area of the state.

The officers attached to the Sector 2, located in Burra town of Ningi LGA, also captured two of the bandits alive and recovered various weapons.

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 33 Artillery Brigade, Major Joseph Afolasade, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Sunday at the Shadawanka Army Barracks, Bauchi.

He stated that the development followed series of clearing operations embarked upon by the soldiers to flush out all remnants of criminals that had been terrorising villages in the area, especially Kanawa, Rugan Abdulsalami, Diwa and Dutsen Zaki hamlets.

According to Afolasade, the soldiers who were on patrol succeeded in killing the hoodlums at the Dutsen Zaki Forest and arrested the wounded ones after a fierce gun battle with the armed kidnappers which lasted over one and half hours.

He said that there was no casualty on the side of his officers.

The Army spokesman said, “At the end, our gallant troops overpowered the bandits and succeeded in killing two of the kidnappers and captured two of the bandits alive.

“ We also recovered five AK 47 riffles, three rounds of 7.62 mm ammunitions, four Bajaj motorcycles, foodstuffs and clothing,’’ he said.

He further stated that such operations were ongoing across the state and the 33 Artillery Brigade’s areas of operation, which include Yanakari Forest in Alkaleri, Lame Forest in Toro and Buzun Forest in Ganjuwa Local Government Area.

Boko Haram: Children starving, warns Unicef

Boko Haram: Children starving, warns Unicef

A quarter of a million children in parts of Nigeria's Borno state formerly controlled by Boko Haram are suffering from severe malnutrition, the UN children's agency says.

Tens of thousands will die if treatment does not reach them soon, Unicef warns.

In areas where Boko Haram militants had been in control, it found people without water, food or sanitation.

Last month, a charity said people fleeing Boko Haram had starved to death.

The Islamist group's seven-year rebellion has left 20,000 people dead and more than two million displaced.

Nigeria's military is involved in a large-scale offensive against the group.

Unicef says that as more areas in north-eastern Nigeria become accessible to humanitarian help, the extent of the nutrition crisis affecting children is becoming more apparent.

It said that of the 244,000 children found to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Borno, almost one in five would die if they were not reached with treatment.

"Some 134 children on average will die every day from causes linked to acute malnutrition if the response is not scaled up quickly," said Manuel Fontaine, Unicef's Regional Director for Western and Central Africa.

"We need all partners and donors to step forward to prevent any more children from dying. No-one can take on a crisis of this scale alone."

Mr Fontaine said he had seen destroyed towns accommodating displaced people and thousands of frail children in desperate need of help.

"There are two million people we are still not able to reach in Borno state, which means that the true scope of this crisis has yet to be revealed to the world," he added.

"There are organisations on the ground doing great work, but none of us are able to work at the scale and quality that we need. We must all scale up."

MSF said in June that a "catastrophic humanitarian emergency" was unfolding at one camp in Bama, Borno state, where 24,000 people had taken refuge.

Many inhabitants were traumatised and one in five children was suffering from acute malnutrition, it said.

Boko Haram activities in Borno

Do you think Social media harms moral development on Children?

Parents are concerned about the effects of social media on their children's characte
Parents are concerned about the effects of social media on their children's character

No fewer parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development, a survey has suggested.

Just over half (55%) of 1,700 people with children aged 11 to 17 strongly agreed that social media hinders or undermines moral development.

The poll was part of a project by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at Birmingham University.

Researcher Blaire Morgan said some of the findings were surprising.

"Not least [of these is] the low level of agreement that social media can enhance or support a young person's character or moral development.

"Whilst parents acknowledged that positive character strengths, including moral virtues such as love, courage and kindness, are promoted through social networking sites, they were reluctant to agree that these sites could have a positive impact on their child's character."

BBC Newsround research earlier this year suggested that children as young as 10 have social media accounts despite being below the age limit, which is usually 13.

The new poll highlights parents' concerns about the trend.

Of those questioned, 93% were themselves regular social media users but:

only 15% thought sites such as Facebook had a positive influence on a young person's character

40% said they were concerned or extremely concerned about social media having a potentially damaging impact on children

The survey, which also questioned parents about their own use of social media, asked which negative traits or vices they saw online at least once a month.

60% said they had seen anger and hostility

51% had seen arrogance

43% cited ignorance

41% mentioned bad judgement

36% said hatred

30% said vanity

They were also asked to name character strengths they believed were lacking on social media:

24% said there was too little forgiveness and self-control

21% said too little honesty

20% said fairness

18% said humility.

But almost three-quarters (72%) said they saw content containing a positive message at least once a day.

And asked to identify character strengths they saw at least once a month on social media, the respondents replied:

humour (52%)

appreciation of beauty (51%)

creativity (44%)

love (39%)

courage (39%)

Ms Morgan said: "The Jubilee Centre's parents and media project seeks to explore the relationship between social media and virtues in more depth, and hopefully offer a more constructive outlook on how social media might impact on a person's character and moral values.

"Social media is not going away, so by learning more about this relationship we should be able to maximise the benefits of social media use and avoid the pitfalls."

Some Think We Queens Are Prostitutes - Queen Prisca Reacts In An Interview

pageant

This is an exclusive interview with Queen Achebe Prisca the winner and crowned Queen, The Queen of the Federation 2016 in the just concluded The Nigerian Princess (TNP) held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

Can I meet you?

Queen Prisca TNP:
I am Achebe Prisca. Am 21yrs old, A graduate of law from igbinedion university, okada.
The Queen of the  Federation 2016

Where do you come from?

Queen Prisca TNP:
I am from Anambra state sir
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Tell me what motivated you to go into beauty pageant

Queen Prisca TNP:
What motivated me to go into beauty pageant is my drive to develop and boost my self esteem and self confidence and to also have a sense of achievement and fulfillment as a woman.
Was this your first participation in beauty pageant?

Give a little background

Queen Prisca TNP:
Well,this is not my first pageant...my first participation in a pageant was in the Miss Style Queen Nigeria 2015 which I came first runner up hereby making me The Beauty with Purpose Queen 2015.
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So, tell me the huddles you faced during the TNP

Queen Prisca TNP:
Well no serious huddles sir aside from the my time ,efforts and good sleep . however , it was worth it, colorful experiences and unforgettable memories , confidence and self esteem I have gained and friends that I have met  are more than worth of the sacrifices I invested in the pageant.

So as the Queen of the federation, what is expected of you?

Queen Prisca TNP:
As the Queen of the Federation, I will make a difference by promoting, helping and asking the government's and international organisations to have more livelihood programs that will enhance the entrepreneurship skills of the people plus development of hospital to help cater for the need of sick persons also, Employment would be provided and a healthy world would be built up and through dis two projects,we could lessen POVERTY and prevent and cure I'll health in our country, Nigeria.
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So, as graduate of law how do you relate your project to entrepreneurship and health programmes?

Queen Prisca TNP:
Firstly I will explain what the law is all about, law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behaviours.so as a lawyer I relate it to my projects by ensuring that there are rules set aside to ensure that these project of mine are being carried out justly and fairly without any embezzlement of funds or improper implementation of my projects this is because the law is all about fairness, justice and equality. Continue on Chidispalace.com

Fasting - Key to lasting impact - Dr. Paul Enenche

Seed of Destiny Devotional by Dr Paul Enenche

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Topic: Fasting- Key To Lasting Impact

SCRIPTURE: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To have a lasting result, you must have a fasting schedule; anyone who cannot fast, cannot last.

Fasting connotes abstention from food or some types of food.

Fasting puts the flesh under control to increase spiritual antenna and sensitivity.
To have a lasting result, you must have a fasting schedule; anyone who cannot fast, cannot last. The lack of fasting is a reason for the abortion of some great destinies. The inefficiency of fasting equals deficiency of potentials.

The truth is, those who feast while others fast may fall while others fly. Those who are feasting and playing while others are fasting and praying cannot have impact that can stand the test of time.

You have not done anything about your destiny until you have done something about your fasting. Do not fast because of a challenge, but fast in order to maintain spiritual fire and intensity.

To fast only when there is a problem is an emergency management approach; it is anti-spirituality. It is habitual fasting that makes a person to be equal to any spiritual emergency any day and anytime.
Beloved, whatever fights your ability to fast, fights your destiny. So, you must fight it brutally if you must make a lasting impact on earth.

Remember this: To have a lasting result, you must have a fasting schedule; anyone who cannot fast, cannot last.

ASSIGNMENT (S):
1. Consciously resist every resistance to your fasting life
2. Determine to engage yourself in a periodic fasts- it could be once or twice a week, depending on your ability.

PRAYER: LORD, I take authority over any weakness of the flesh that may be resisting my fasting schedule. I receive the grace O LORD to live a life of fasting, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: MAINTAINING SPIRITUAL INTENSITY

QUOTE: You do not maximize your life until you understand the season. Culled from MAKING FULL PROOF OF MINISTRY by Dr Paul Enenche

AMAZING FACT: The sun is 400 times farther away from the earth than the moon is.

TODAY IN HISTORY – 19/07/1983: The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT was published.

DAILY READING: 1 Chronicles 28:1 to 29:30, Roman 5:6 to 21, Psalm 15:1 to 5, Proverbs 19:18 to 19.

The habitation of the Lord - Pastor E.A Adeboye

Open Heavens Devotional 2016

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
THE HABITATION OF THE LORD
Memorise: If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous. Job 8:6

Read: Psalms 97:10-11(KJV) 
10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Bible in one year: 2nd Corinthians 10-13, Psalms 15-16

MESSAGE:

The characteristics of the habitation of the Lord attracts our attention because of the blessings awaiting us there. The qualification of those who can be part of the habitation of the Lord is worthy of note. Our memory verse says:

“If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would wake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.”Job 8:6

The habitation of the Lord is the place where God blesses His people with diverse kinds of blessings – spiritual, physical and material. Only the pure and upright can enjoy the blessings of God’s habitation one of which is security.

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Psalms 91:1

The issue of holiness is not a subject of debate for those who know that they stand to gain by living holy. If you live holy, you live holy for yourself as the Lord watches over the righteous (Psalms 5:12). Also, there is promotion for those who abide in the habitation of the Lord (Hebrews 1:9). Moreover, the Bible says;

“Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.”Psalms 15:1-2

In other words, the habitation of the Lord is not an “all comers” affair, even though whoever chooses to be there can be there if the fellow is ready to pay the price. The price of living holy is what those who want to abide in the habitation of the Lord must pay. Our text for today emphasises the necessity of righteousness vis-à-vis divine protection:

“Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.”
Psalms 97:10-11

Nobody is careless about his precious possession. Anybody who chooses to live a consecrated life will enjoy divine protection. Such are precious stones in the sight of the Lord. The Lord watches over His heritage, i.e. His saints. This is why Psalms 125:3 says:

“For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.”

He keeps them under His protection and ensures no evil befalls them. My prayer is that you will live under the watchful eyes of the Almighty.

Action Point:
Search the scripture and find out all you must do to be able to abide in the habitation of the Lord.

No Hard Hearts - Kenneth Copeland

From Faith to Faith Devotional

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

No Hard Hearts

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

2 Chronicles 16:9

The Pharisees had a heart condition that grieved Jesus. Their hearts were hard and insensitive. If you'll look in Mark 3, you'll see what I'm talking about.

God was right there in their midst, and they, of all people, should have realized it. They knew the Scriptures backward and forward, and Jesus fit every messianic prophecy written there. But the insensitivity of their hearts literally blinded them to who He was.

The hearts of the Pharisees were also hardened to the needs of the people around them.

That very same thing is still happening today.

Just think again about what those Pharisees were doing. They were:

1. Criticizing the minister of God.

2. Protecting their religious traditions instead of obeying the Word of God.

3. Worrying about their own welfare rather than that of those around them.

Have you ever known any believers who fit that description? Sure you have! In fact, every one of us has done those things at some time in our lives.

Every one of us, to one degree or another, has fallen prey to the same mistake the Pharisees did. We've gotten so caught up in doing and saying all the "right" things that we've let the tender warmth of God's love inside us grow cold.

I know that's true because if it weren't, we'd be seeing tremendous moves of God among us. We'd be seeing revival on every corner.

That's what God longs to do. God longs to pour out His Spirit in supernatural power and abundance through His Church. But we've developed a heart condition that's holding Him back.

Today if you are desiring an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life and the manifestation of His power in your church, check the condition of your heart. If you find any hardness there, repent and ask God to change you. Ask Him to give you the kind of heart that will allow Him to show Himself strong on your behalf.
Scripture Reading:



Mark 3:1-6

Ninevah Again! - Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Daily Manna Devotional

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Nineveh Again

Text: Nahum 1:1-10

Key Verse:"But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof and darkness shall pursue his enemies" (Nahum 1:8).


Two-times Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, had this to say about human tendency, "Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. " This is a most unfortunate aspect of human failings. This is all-too-often so when men choose to be controlled by their passions rather than by reason.

The Ninevites who lived at about 600 years before the birth of Jesus Christ demonstrated this ugly reality. About 100 years before then, Nineveh, the powerful and wealthy capital of the Assyrian Empire, had their cup of iniquity full. Their wickedness had become so presumptuous and repulsive that God sent Prophet Jonah to cry against it. The people feared and repented massively and got God's pardon. The next time Nineveh featured in the Bible, its inhabitants had relapsed into grosser wickedness that the city was called "a bloody city, and full of lies and robbery. "

Prophet Nahum declared divine judgment upon the city — a prophecy that got fulfilled not too long after. The content of this prophecy shows the futility of opposing the sovereign God, whose power is dreadfully felt in the heavens and earth. 

Today, despite these glaring lessons from history, sinners, with unthinkable presumptuousness are waxing worse in their sin and openly confronting God. But, as was the case of all who imagined vain things against God and faced His irresistible wrath, He will make an awful end of all present rebellious men and women. Yet, His tender mercies and love will continue with those who trust and serve Him.

Thought for the day: Everyone that opposes or resists God is a decided loser.

Bible Reading in one Year: 2 CHRONICLES 1 - 4