Monday, 8 August 2016

Romance: Be an expert in bed with your spouse

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I’m convinced that the reason that so many people are sexually dissatisfied is because there is so much disinformation about what it takes to be a great lover.

In fact, most people, both men and women, believe that there are one or maybe two things that, if they could just have/do them, they’d be god’s gift to the opposite sex.

And what’s funny is…

Most of the time, that “one thing” they think they need isn’t even in the ballpark of what would actually make them “good in bed”, and even further from the thing they need to become the kind of sexual partner that lovers adore and obsess over.

Examples of what men think would make them great in bed: a bigger dick, six pack abs, a secret trick for stimulating her G-spot, clitoris, and anus at the same time…

Examples of what women think would make them great in bed: bigger breasts, six pack abs, a secret trick for making her tongue spin around a man’s penis at amazing speed.
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Now of course there IS someone out there with a huge fetish for every one of these particular things, but for MOST of us, these things are hardly on the radar. Yes, they may be very nice little extras that we might certainly enjoy, but we’re not going to feel like we won the sexual jackpot because of any of these minor qualities.

On the other hand, there are real qualities, in both men and women, that will make them powerfully desirable and sexy, including things like passion, confidence, openness about what turns them on…

And I talk about all of these things in my blog posts and videos.

Today I want to share one cool shortcut that most men and women don’t even consider when it comes to pleasing their lover– and yet it’s so amazingly powerful, it’s such a huge turn on, and it’s so sexually rare, that if you do it, it will make sex with you an absolutely unforgettable experience.

I call it a “shortcut” because anyone who’s willing, can do it right now, tonight, and it doesn’t take years of practice or exercises.

I’m referring to “presence”, and what I mean with that simple word is just the act of being physically, mentally, and emotionally engaged with your partner during sex. (And I’ll tell you exactly how in just a moment).

Now I said this was a shortcut because anyone can do it, and you can do it RIGHT NOW, or ANY time you are having sex with your partner…

But I didn’t say it was EASY, and for most people, it’s not. In fact, most people are virtually never present during sex.

To Be Continued.......

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Breaking: I will 'jump-start' America, says Donald Trump

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Republican Donald Trump said Monday he will slash taxes, block onerous financial regulations and unleash the energy sector as he pledged to “jump-start America” with a new economic plan if he is elected president.

The brash billionaire unveiled his plan during a speech in economically depressed Detroit as he resets his campaign and focuses on policies that draw a sharp contrast with his Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton.

“We are in a competition with the world, and I want America to win,” Trump told the Detroit Economic Club, as he highlighted “disastrous” policies that he said have snuffed out US jobs in the nearly eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency.

“I want to jump-start America. It can be done, and it won’t even be that hard,” he said to applause.

Trump laid out a series of policies he said are aimed at revitalizing a limping economic engine, including a sharp reduction of corporate tax to 15 percent from 35 percent, something he floated back in September as a way to lure back US corporations that relocated abroad.

He would also set a 10 percent tax on the “trillions of dollars from American businesses that is now parked overseas” and gets repatriated into the United States.

Personal taxes would drop too, with seven tax brackets compressed to just three. The highest income tax rate would be 33 percent, compared with today’s top rate of 39.6 percent.

Trump said he wants to “cut regulations massively,” a move he said would lift the “anchor” weighing down small businesses, something Republicans have sought for years during Obama’s tenure.

Calling for such a moratorium could help the New York real estate tycoon win support from small business owners who have argued they have been over-regulated under Obama’s presidency.

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Blogger, Abubakar Sidiq Usman arrested by EFCC over 'Cyber Stalking'

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested blogger Abubakar Sidiq Usman on Monday morning for offenses bordering on “cyber stalking.”

Mr. Usman‘s arrest came shortly after publishing an article about EFCC Chairperson Ibrahim Magu on his blog. The article, titled “EFCC boss, Magu, commences total war with EFCC staff,” was posted on his site, Abusidiqu.com, on August 2, 2016. In the article, Mr. Usman claims that Mr. Magu “bullied” EFCC employees.

According to the EFCC, “The suspect, who is the publisher of Abusidiqu.com, was picked up at his Kubwa, Abuja home in the early hours of Monday August 8, 2016 by operatives of the EFCC and is currently being questioned over the alleged offence which contravenes sections of the Cyber Crime Act.”

The EFCC statement added that Mr. Usman has been offered administrative bail.

News Update: 100 Persons Killed In Protests In Ethiopia Crisis

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No fewer than100 people were killed over the weekend in protests organized in different parts of Ethiopia.

Reports from Amnesty International reveals that 67 people died when "security forces fired live bullets at peaceful protesters" in different towns and cities in the Oromo region over the weekend.”

The demonstrators were protesting a government attempt (now aborted) to commandeer farmlands in the region surrounding the capital for development. The government proposed the expansion of the territorial limits of the capital, Addis Ababa, into the neighboring Oromo lands.

The widespread dissatisfaction with the Ethiopian government can be found predominantly within the Oromo ethnic group, the country’s largest ethnic group, which has been marginalized and oppressed by the Amharas, the second largest ethnic group, who make up the country’s elite.

Amnesty International stated that the deadliest incident took place on Sunday, in Bahir Dar, where 30 people were killed and that security forces were reacting to violence from protestors.

According to the government-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC), The Ethiopian government blamed “nearby and distant foreign enemies and social media activists" for defying warnings about holding unauthorized protests.

The authorities said that the demonstrators were destroying government and private property and "inflicting deaths on innocent citizens" and arrests were made as people were trying to spread the violence, FBC adds.

A diplomat confirmed that 49 people were killed with Nekemte, a town in western Ethiopia and Bahir Dar, the capital of the Amhara region.

The diplomat disguised the protests as “low level,” “quite disorganized” and “scattered all around”

He stated, "The brutal response of the government risks provoking more anger and making it worse."

The threat of displacement was what triggered this wave of protests, but protests have been going on in the country in recent months.

Cristiano Ronaldo and son showing off his £2m Bugatti ride

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Real Madrid and Portugese player Cristiano Ronaldo shared photos on Instagram of his son Cristiano Jr test riding his new Bugatti ride worth about £2m.
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He also shared photos of him and his son waking up from bed. The footballer has been on holiday with friends and family following a hardworking and trophy laden season.
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Arik Air in trouble, may face sanction by Nigeria Government over debt

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There are strong indications that the Federal Government is ready to inflict the big stick upon recalcitrant debtor airlines in Nigeria’s aviation industry, with about N48 billion now said to be owed by them in the past few years.

Arik Air, the nation’s biggest airline, is allegedly also the highest debtor in the industry, owing N18 billion to the agencies. This figure includes N12.5bn the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) claims Arik has owed since its commencement of flight operations in 2006.

A source close to the Ministry of Transportation confided in our correspondent over the weekend that plans are underway by the government to disrupt operations of the debtor airlines any moment from now.

For instance, the source alleged that at the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the total debt liabilities of the airlines, mostly by the domestic airline operators, have reached N8.08bn.

According to the source, the N8.08bn covers the period 2001 to June 2016, but some of the airlines involved have gone out of business.

Providing highlights of the debt situation in the industry, the source said:

• Between 2001 and 2013, the en route charges owed the agency was N3.8 billion; and from January 2014 till June 2016, the airline’s debts were N1.6 billion.

• Liquidated airlines, including Bellview, Chanchangi, ADC, and IRS, jointly owed NAMA N1.05 billion;

• Debts owed NAMA from aerodromes by private holders and the States are N1.5billion; and

• The airlines and concessionaires jointly owe the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) N30 billion.

On the recovery of these debts, the source explained that NAMA has recovered N329 million.

“We’ve been on the debt recovery drive in the past two months,” he stated. “All the agencies started the debts recovery vigorously almost the same time, but some of them have been very recalcitrant, and we will apply the big stick very soon.”

He noted that action started on one of the airlines last week, but that care was exercised not to disrupt passenger operations.

“We are doing the drive in a very systematic way,” he said. “The Pay-As-You- Go regime we started in NAMA some few years ago did not work because of several interferences from numerous high places.”

A FAAN source threatened that the management might involve the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission in recovering the debts owed it by companies in the sector, as well as by airlines both dead and existing.

The spokesman for FAAN, Yakubu Dati recently told journalists that the agency had exhausted all avenues for recovering debts from the operators and confirmed that the anti-graft agencies might be brought in.

According to Dati, the agency’s management had attempted recovering the debts through the National Assembly, the Ministry of Aviation and even the presidency, but that the debtor organizations hadremained adamant.

“We have appealed to them in the past to pay up their debts, but we didn’t get any impressive response from them. Now, we want to look at other options like EFCC and ICPC that can really question the debtors.

“It’s a matter of corruption. It’s part of the vices that the government is fighting against. You can’t enjoy our services without paying for them. It’s not right; it’s not done anywhere,” he said.

At the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the 5% Ticket Sales Charge (TSC) the airlines collect on its behalf has grown to about 10 billion over the years.

NCAA also ordered that reconciliation of all outstanding debts by the airlines must be completed within 60 days.

A recent statement by the spokesman of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, hinted that the directive was handed down to the airlines at a meeting held with the operators at the agency's headquarters Annex at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on non-remittance of the TSC.

Massive protest in Edo State as Gov. Oshiomhole refuses to pay arrears for 42 months

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Retired civil servants, under the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, on Monday staged a protest in Benin, the Edo State capital, against the non-payment of their pension arrears by the state government.

The aggrieved protesters‎, many of whom were dressed in black attires, carried placards with different inscriptions.

The retirees decried what ‎they described as clandestine delay in the pay of their entitlements spanning between seven and 42 months.

Some of them, who spoke when they were received by the state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Rowland Osakue, at the NUJ Press Centre, lamented that they had been evicted from their apartments due to their inability to pay their rents‎.

One of them, Ihama Friday, said, “Some of us are tenants; we have been ejected. We are living in the apartments of friends. A man at 60 still squatting with a friend is a terrible situation.

Another pensioner, who identified herself as Osa-Aighobarueghia, lamented that she had accumulated debts, since she retired as a headteacher in 2014.

She said, “My pain is that the governor has not paid me my arrears. ‎He is owing me almost 30 months arrears and he only started paying in April this year.

“What happens to the previous ones? We have borrowed money to keep the family alive. It is disappointing.”

The State Chairman of NUP, Pullen Noruwa, said that members of the union had been made to live on a meagre payment of N2,000 monthly, due to the non-harmonisation of their pensions.

‎While calling on the government to reopen the state pension board, he also urged the state governor to clear the backlog of their outstanding pensions as a “parting gift”.

I have more orgasms than all of my friends - Megan Ayres

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The couple started dating when Megan was 18 and RJ was 42
Megan Ayres, who was just 18 when she met her husband, RJ, then 42, says she is 'literally a limp noodle' at the end of their ‘amazing’ lovemaking.

A young woman who is married to a British man 24 years her senior has revealed how the age gap doesn't affect their sex life - and in fact she has more orgasms than all of her friends.

Megan Ayres, 22, says she is ‘literally a limp noodle’ at the end of 'amazing' lovemaking with her 46-year-old husband Robert ‘RJ’ Ayres.

She met her partner in America when she was just 18 and he was 42, and he wooed her through a series of anonymous messages.

Despite RJ being only one year younger than her own mum, Megan lost her virginity to him and married him before giving birth to their two daughters, Rose and Heather.

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As the world is reeling from Orlando Bloom parading his manhood on a summer holiday, his ex-wife Miranda Kerr has been busy covering up in a new shoot for WonderBra.

The model, 33, split with actor Orlando in October 2013. They have five-year-old Flynn together.

Orlando, 39, and his new girlfriend pop star Katy Perry , 31, caused controversy last week when he stripped off on their holiday off the coast of Italy.

The Hollywood star was completely naked on a paddleboard while Katy looked on unfazed.

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More intimate snaps of Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry 's Sardinia holiday have been released - and their beach antics just got hotter

Bloom's bizarre beach antics shocked the world when the Pirates Of The Caribbean star whipped off his shorts and jumped on a paddle board fully naked before doing some lunges on the white sands of Italy.

And now more holiday pictures are flooding the internet - with Orlando groping his 31-year-old girlfriend's breasts as they frolic in the water, not caring who sees his nautical antics.

The pair seem closer than ever on their break, rolling around in the sea and holding hands as they explore the pretty cove. Without a care in the world the pair share a sun lounger where Katy can be seen enjoying a chilled glass of wine as he boyfriend protectively places his arm over her taut body.
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Sexy Chloe Goodman shows off her whole curve in a lace dress

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Charming Chloe Goodman decided to tear up her style guide and head out showing off virtually her whole bod in a dark navy lace dress.

Opting for an extreme plunging neckline, lack skirt and backless navy number - the former CBB star made sure all eyes were drawn to her on an evening out in London.

Narrowly avoiding a wardobe malfunction, the star grinned as she strutted along the street in delicate white stilettos. The Ex On The Beach star kept her brunette locks off her face in a tight ponytail as she grinned for snaps.

The CBB star tweeted earlier that evening: "Still can't get my head around biggins a making a joke out of concentration camps ..never expected that from him #shocked."
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Earlier this week Chloe revealed that she was left feeling uncomfortable living in the Celebrity Big Brother house after Jeremy Jackson groped her .

Speaking on This Morning about this year's drama in CBB , Chloe revealed that she thought she would be "safe and secure" surrounded by producers and cameras constantly watching. "It's a shame because that's all that people come up to me and talk to me about is the Jeremy thing," she told Eamonn and Ruth as they asked her how she was affected

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Lindsay Lohan is addicted to the wrong men and desperate for love - Coleen Nolan

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It is just tragic to see Lindsay in this situation.

I think she is so desperate to be loved, but she just doesn’t love herself yet.

And until she can be on her own and love herself she isn’t going to find true love.

I was shocked that she said, “No woman can be hit and stay with that person if that person isn’t prepared to say sorry”.

It doesn’t matter if someone says sorry a million times – if they really have hit you then that should be the end.

Lindsay is such a talented girl but she has to start looking in the mirror, start liking herself and start telling herself that she deserves better than this.

I know she has had problems with drink and drugs in the past, and her whole life seems to be an addiction – she is addicted to love, addicted to the wrong men.

It seems Lindsay is in love with the idea of marriage and babies and what will give her the perfect life, but she needs to find the right person, someone who loves her and deserves her love.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Serena & Venus Williams lose in doubles

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The Williams sisters entered Sunday's match with a 15-0 career record in the Olympics, having won gold in 2000, 2008 and 2012
The Williams sisters entered Sunday's match with a 15-0 career record in the Olympics, 
 having won gold in 2000, 2008 and 2012
Serena and Venus Williams lost for the first time in an Olympics doubles match as their hopes of winning a fourth successive title were surprisingly ended in the first round at Rio 2016.

The American top seeds lost 6-3 6-4 to Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, who were only paired together at late notice.

Strycova replaced Karolina Pliskova, who withdrew because of Zika concerns.

It was the Williams' first defeat in 16 Olympic matches playing together.

The sisters won gold together at Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, but did not compete at Athens 2004 after Serena pulled out through injury.

"We played terrible and it showed in the results," said 22-time Grand Slam singles title winner Serena.

Venus, 36, also lost in the singles on Saturday, with US women's Olympic tennis coach Mary Joe Fernandez saying afterwards the seven-time major champion had been sick since before she arrived in Brazil.

Serena, 34, can still become the first woman to win two Olympic singles titles after the London 2012 gold medallist beat Australia's Daria Gavrilova earlier on Sunday.

But Venus, who won the individual title at Sydney 2000, saw her hopes of a fifth gold ended by Safarova and Strycova.
Strycova and Safarova won in one hour 33 minutes at the Olympic Tennis Centre
Neither of the unseeded Czech pair had previously won an Olympic doubles match, also losing their only previous outing together in a Fed Cup match last year.

"It was what it was," Serena said. "We have a chance to compete for our country and did the best that we can. We had a blast out there.

"I wouldn't say it was devastating. It was a lot of fun and we will always remember these moments and these matches.

"At the end of the day, I think that's what matters most."

Nigeria beat Sweden 1-0 to reach quarterfinals

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The Nigeria U-23 football team on Monday qualified for the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games football event after a 1-0 victory over Sweden.

Determined to dictate the pace of the match, the Dream Team VI went on an early rampage with Umar Sadiq and Mikel Obi forcing saves from Sweden’s goalkeeper, Linde Andreas, in the 9th and 10th minutes respectively.

Oghenekaro Etebo, who banged four goals past Japan’s goalkeeper in their first game of the competition,  was denied time after time by Andreas.

Sadiq finally broke the deadlock at the 39th minute when he nodded home a looping cross from Stanley Amuzie.

Both sides had chances throughout the game but could not find the back of the net.

Nigeria top the Group B table with six points  ahead of Colombia; who have a game in hand and a point, Sweden are third with one point, while Japan are bottom of the log with no point and a game in hand.

Gunmen killed Nigerian Army officer, 8 Soldiers, 2 Airmen in Niger State

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An officer of the Nigerian Army, eight soldiers and two airmen of the Nigerian Air Force have been killed in attacks by gun runners and armed bandits in Kopa, Dagma and Gagaw villages in Bosso Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Colonel Sani K. Usman, acting Director of Army Public Relations. The statement added that one soldier remains missing, with two others gravely injured. The gunmen also burnt down four operational vehicles of the troops and destroyed two others. They similarly made away with four AK-47 rifles and one Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle belonging to the deceased soldiers.                    

The attacks, explained the Army spokesperson, occurred while the troops were on lawful duty, contrary to reports stating otherwise.                            

"While approaching and deploying to carry out their lawful duty, the troops came under simultaneous and sporadic shootings in all the three locations," explained Usman.                      

Following the incident, troops of 31 Artillery Brigade, 1 Division Nigerian Army, in conjunction with Nigeria Air Force detachment on Internal Security Operation MESA, responded with a quick cordon and search in the affected areas to recover suspected weapon cache and make arrests.

The action led to the killing of eight of the armed bandits and the arrest of 57 others. The troops also recovered large quantity of arms and ammunition. The recovered items include three AK-47 rifles, ten local AK-47 rifles, nine locally-made pistols, six revolver guns capable of firing 7.62mm (special ammunition) and 45 loaded Dane guns. Also recovered were 10 clubs and cudgels, 41 arrows, 18 bow cases, 122 cutlasses and machetes and 20 daggers.

In addition, the troops recovered 31 axes, 63 rounds of 7.62 (special) ammunition, 10 Bajaj motorcycles, assorted charms and amulets, two vehicles, 38 mobile telephone handsets, a wristwatch, five identity cards, passport photographs, cash in the sum of N23,870, five Japanese Yen and 35 different denominations of old Nigerian currency. Similarly seized from the bandits were 15 Catapults, eight torchlights, two gun powder bottles, four empty cases of ammunition,  41 cartridges, a military waist belt and a pair of military combat boots.
The Army spokesman explained that  gun runners and armed bandits are chiefly responsible for the influx of illegal weapons into and general insecurity in some parts of the Federal Capital Territory and the Northwest geo-political zone of the country.

"The same gun runners have been confirmed to be the suppliers of arms to armed robbery gangs that were involved in series of armed robbery attacks along Minna-Bida Road and the general environment," Mr. Usman said.

He added that the military has brought the situation under control and will ensure that all of those connected to it are arrested and prosecuted.

Shocking!!! 60-year-old traditional ruler rapes 8-yr-old girl

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The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested a 60-year-old traditional ruler, Abubakar Ya’u, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old primary school pupil.

The monarch, who is the village head of Kargo in Garki Local Government Area of Jigawa State, was paraded at the State Police Command Headquarters alongside three other rapists arrested at different locations within the state.

The command’s spokesperson, Abdu Jinjiri, who represented the Commissioner of Police, Mr Henry Fadairo, disclosed that the arrest of the village head, followed complaints lodged by the victim’s mother at the Garki Police Station that her daughter was abducted on her way to school and raped by Ya’u.

In an interview with newsmen, the arrested monarch denied the accusations, insisting that he never committed such an offence, claiming rather that he had a dispute with the mother of the said victim over a debt.

According to the police spokesperson, the command has recorded no fewer than 57 rape cases from January to June this year adding that 32 of these involved girls and 25 are of sodomy against minors.

Rochas Okorocha's new public work policy, Good or Bad?

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Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, has directed that no force should be used on public servants to comply with the government’s new policy on agriculture which allows the public servants to work from Mondays to Wednesdays and use Thursdays and Fridays to farm.

Rochas reasoned that since the policy is a popular one and also in the overall interest of the public servants and indeed, the state, there is therefore no point using force to make them comply.

The governor, however, commended most of the public servants who have begun to comply with the new directive and added that the “Back to Land for Agriculture” programme which gave birth to the 3-days for office work and two days for farming policy is aimed at promoting agriculture and boosting the economy of the state and that of the individual families of the public servants.

Rochas disclosed that agric loan is to be provided by the state government for the workers and identity cards of participation to be issued to those of them who engage in active farming in line with the new policy.

He also reassured that the whole arrangement would not affect the salaries of workers but rather, at the end of the payment of the June and July salaries which is already in progress, the salaries of Imo workers would begin to be paid between the 20th and 26th of every month.

He also hinted that the government is negotiating for funds that would clear all the pension arrears in the state.

In view of the new policy on work-days, the permanent secretaries would as a matter of compulsion, have departmental briefings between 7.30am and 8am each day, while the list of all the civil servants in the state will be published, with about three thousand civil servants also to be recruited to replace those who had retired over the years.

The Imo State governor noted that he had expected the labour leadership in the state to support the agric programme and encourage public servants in the state to make adequate use of the opportunity offered by the new policy to improve greatly on their welfare, instead of sounding as if there is something to quarrel about over the policy.

Rochas Okorocha expresses the hope that public servants who sincerely engage in farming in line with the new policy of the government on Agriculture will never regret doing so

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Truth - The Currency of Freedom - Dr. Paul Enenche

Seed Of Destiny Devotional

Seed of Destiny Devotional

Monday, 8 August 2016

Topic: Truth - The Currency of Freedom

SCRIPTURE:  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. – John 8:32

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is crookedness that sets the pace for calamity in life. Behind many struggles in life, crookedness is at work

Truth is the state of being sincere and honest.

Truth is key to gaining freedom in life. To avoid the truth is to end in a trap. There can be no freedom where there is dishonesty and unreality. It is crookedness that sets the pace for calamity in life.

Behind many struggles in life, crookedness is at work. For instance, as long as Jacob lived a life of falsehood, he kept sweating and struggling. But when he encountered God and the false identity was changed, his freedom came and his destiny opened up (Genesis 32:27-28).

Some time ago, a lady brought her credentials for prayers so she could get a job. As I was about to pray, I noticed that the age on the Curriculum Vitae conflicted with her looks. So, I asked her if that was her real age. She said, ‘No!’ She said she was told to reduce her age if she must get a job.

Imagine that, she wanted me to pray to the God of truth to bless a lie.

Beloved, you can never prevail in freedom until you wholeheartedly embrace truth.

Remember this: It is crookedness that sets the pace for calamity in life. Behind many struggles in life, crookedness is at work

ASSIGNMENT(S):
1. Determine to be brutally sincere in all you do.
2. Peradventure you are using a false declaration of age or a false certificate, go and correct it by all means.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: TRIUMPHING IN LIFE

PRAYER: O LORD, deliver me from a life of falsehood. I am determined to be sincere. I receive my liberty from every form of captivity, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.

QUOTE: A person is a false witness when he says he saw something that he did not actually see; when he testifies to what is wrong. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche

DAILY READING: Ezra 7:1 to 8:20, 1 Corinthians 4:1 to 21, Psalm 30:1 to 12, Proverbs 20:28 to 30

TODAY IN HISTORY – 8/8/1899: The first household refrigerating machine was patented.

AMAZING FACT: Each honey bee colony has a unique odour for members' identification.

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Keep Paddling Upstream - Kenneth Copeland

Faith to Faith Devotional

Faith to Faith Devotional

Monday, 8 August 2016

Topic: Keep Paddling Upstream

Key Verse: Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. - Psalm 141:3

Do you really believe that you need to watch over your mouth? Most believers don’t. You can tell that just by listening to their conversations. They profess, for example, to be trusting God concerning their health. But you’re likely to hear them say something like this: “I’m just sure I’m going to get the flu. I get it every year. I’ll be sicker than a dog too, you’ll see....”

Do people like that have what they say?

Oh yes! Check with them a few weeks later and they’ll be quick to tell you that they got just as sick as they said they’d be. But, odds are, if you try to tell them there’s any connection between the words they spoke and the illness they suffered, they’ll look at you as if you were out of your mind.

Of course, if they’d dig in to the Word of God and find out what it has to say about the subject, they’d realize that the words they speak have a tremendous impact on their lives. They’d see that words quite literally determine their future. If you’re a born-again believer, you’ve already experienced the most powerful example of that. You believed with your heart and confessed with your mouth the Lord Jesus and you changed the eternal course of your life. You know firsthand just how powerful your words can be.

Yet, even so, if you’re like me, you still find that speaking faith-filled words consistently is tough to do. I’ve been at it myself for many years now and, despite all the time I’ve spent on it and all the experiences I’ve had, it’s still something I have to watch all the time.

You see, the world around you is in negative flow. Like a rushing river, it’s always pulling at you, trying to get you to flow with it. Living by faith and speaking words of faith is like trying to paddle upstream. You can do it—but it’s a great deal of work. And there’s never a time you can afford to take a vacation from it. All you have to do is relax a little bit and you’ll just start drifting right back down the river.

Make the decision right now to set a watch over your lips. Determine to consistently fill your mouth with the Word of God. “Attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings” (Proverbs 4:20). Let God’s Word be your watch and everything you say will take you a little farther upstream!

Scripture Reading: Romans 10:8-17

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Do Not Be Dismayed - Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Daily Manna Devotional

Daily Manna Devotional

Monday, 8 August 2016

Topic: Do Not Be Dismayed

Text: Ezekiel 2:1-10

Key Verse: "And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house" (Ezekiel 2:6).

Our text today is full of applications to every believer who wants to fulfil his/her God's given purpose on earth. There is a divine message, defined purpose, definite recipient, daunting challenges and dependable master.

There is a clear instruction from our Lord Jesus Christ for every believer to go and preach the word. As Ezekiel was sent to a rebellious people during his time, believers are sent to this present evil world to preach the gospel. Believers are sent to take the undiluted word of God to the sinning world. This will not be without resistance, opposition and violent persecution that could lead to complete loss of courage. God's word of encouragement to His servants is, "be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. " There are strong resistance today to both the message and messengers of God.

There are multiple cases of rebellion among children, youths and adults against the laws of God. But we are instructed not to be dismayed. Believers can only deliver the gospel message with boldness when they remain faithful and steadfast in the faith. There is also the need to "eat" the word of God as we are admonished to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly.

Thought for the day: And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Bible Reading in one Year: Esther 1-5

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Heavenly Attention - Pastor E.A Adeboye

Open Heavens Daily Devotional

Open Heavens Devotional

Monday, 8 August 2016

Topic: Heavenly Attention

Memorise: And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. – Luke 19:5

Read: Acts 10:1-6 (KJV)

1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:

6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

Bible in One Year: 1 John 5 – Jude 1, Psalms 31: 1-8

MESSAGE:

There is no one that cannot command the attention of Heaven. Those who believe that people in great positions or people in affluence are far from God will be surprised to know that there are many wealthy people doing great things for the Lord, and there are many people in great positions who are using their influence to add positive value to their environment. The example of Zacchaeus reveals that it is possible to remain faithful to God regardless of the amount of wealth at a person's disposal. Righteous, rich people are great instruments in the hands of God because they use their wealth and God given positions to expand His Kingdom.

Also, the example of Cornelius reveals to us that God is a God of plan and purpose. He was very influential in his days; nevertheless, he was a devoted man who was obedient to the will of God. He was very generous to those around him. He had a very good reputation but he was not saved. Hence, God had a plan for him in order that he might be saved. God wanted to prove a point to the Jews through his life that there is no one that is beyond redemption. This week, your prayers will command the attention of Heaven in Jesus' name. The moment he got a revelation of what he needed to do, he complied fully without delay and he got the attention of Heaven.

I have noticed that those who are not as blessed sometimes exhibit pride while those who are blessed sometimes humble themselves under the mighty hand of God. This is why you will see Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of multinationals picking rubbish and dirt in a church service. Some of them stay to control traffic for hours after major programmes are through. No wonder they are so special to the Almighty God, and so whenever they call upon Him, the heavens open to them. They demonstrate their love for God by serving humanity. They transfer the burdens of others to themselves and when God decides to give attention to such individuals, they never remain the same again. Such Heavenly attention brings a tremendously positive turnaround in the life of the beneficiary. When the Heavens pay attention to you, you can be sure that all your long awaited promises will become fulfilled.

"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:" - Colossians 1:27

When God visits you, you will begin to know the meaning of true riches, despite the fact that people had always known you to be wealthy; your new level of wealth will dwarf the former. He will bring you to a greater level of wealth where you begin to flourish in all things. He makes the great greater and He turns all curses to blessings.

There is a day of visitation and every child of God is destined for such a time when the Heavens will be at attention in order to bless someone. Today is your day in Jesus' name. This is your day of remembrance, and all that you have been trusting God for shall be delivered in Jesus' name. All you need to do is allow Jesus to come into your life. Allow the plan and purpose that God has for you to come to pass and that can only be possible when you surrender to Jesus and make Him your personal Lord and Saviour.

Prayer Point: Father, please pay attention to me today in Jesus' name.

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