Tuesday, 1 November 2016

British Army's first transgender officer warns 'trans rights in the US will be set back' if Trump wins

The British Army's first transgender officer has warned if Donald Trump reaches the White House trans rights in the US “will be set back a whole generation.”

And she reveals a recent VISIT to the far-right dominated, notoriously anti-trans states, which support the Republican candidate, left her so traumatised she was unable to leave her home for two weeks.

Abi Austen, once 16-stone Para Captain Ian Hamilton, began living as a woman ten years ago.

She recently VISITED the swing state of North Carolina for a moving Channel Four documentary, to highlight its introduction of the controversial 'bathroom bill'.


The bill, which insists trans-people must use the sex of bathroom which appears on their birth certificate even if they are now living as the opposite gender, has stirred massive opposition from Obama's administration, backed by democrat candidate Hilary Clinton.

Yet Trump, who must win the state and the wider support of the deep south's evangelical Christian community to have any chance of becoming president, refuses to oppose the bill, insisting it is the state's decision.

His electioneering, says Abi, paves the way for 21 further states battling the federal government for the right to introduce their own bathroom bills – whose fates will be decided in the supreme court next year – to succeed if he becomes president.

She says: "There is no credible path to the White House for Trump unless he wins there in North Carolina, so this little bathroom bill, this microcosm of transgender rights, has suddenly become nationally important.

But what Trump is doing is not fun and games, it could have dire consequences - he is stoking the fires, it is playing to people's fears, and suddenly transgender people have become a section of society that threatens America.

"I sat down with a so-called bishop and was told I'm a sexual pervert and a paedophile. A man in a woman's dress. Others told me 'a grown man dressing as a woman goes against human nature', that the bill was about 'safety'. To sit and listen to that was extremely difficult.

"There have been 24 murders this year of trans-people so far across the US, those are the ones we know about. I think we will see murders go up if he gets in.”

She adds: "We were just getting about her businesses, normalising, but this bill brings us into the spotlight and institutionalises hatred. It goes back to civil rights, the Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. I was relived to get across the state border."

Abi, who has also worked, as a woman, with the US Army for NATO in Afghanistan – and who has been decorated with as many medals as Abi as she was as Ian – says VISITING North Carolina had a deeply distressing effect on her, reminding her just what trans-people there are battling daily.

Senate shame and shock Buhari's $30bn loan bill

Nigerian senate
The Senate has rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s external borrowing plan of $30bn for the execution of projects from 2016 to 2018 without any debate at all.

The nays had it when the borrowing plan was put to a vote on the floor of the chamber during the plenary today.

Love Island's Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen pack on the PDA during beach visit

                                 Love Island's Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen are spotted on holiday in Barbados. The loved up reality stars are pictured enjoying their time on the beach where Olivia is seen taking selfie's
Love Island 's Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen packed on the PDA during a beach holiday.

The couple, who are still going strong after getting together on the reality TV show, showed off their toned bodies as they relaxed together on the beach in Barbados.
Olivia, 23, looked stunning in a tiny sparkling blue bikini that showed off all her assets and her collection of tattoos.

She snuggled up to tattooed hunk Alex, who looked ripped, wearing nothing but a pair of skimpy black swim shorts.

                                      Love Island's Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen are spotted on holiday in Barbados. The loved up reality stars are pictured enjoying their time on the beach where Olivia is seen taking selfie's

The blonde beauty strolled along the sand during the week-long break with her beau, ready with a camera in her hand to capture their romantic moments.

She flaunted her endless pins and enviable figure as she soaked up the sun and her gorgeous surroundings.

Olivia also showcased her pert bum in the skimpy bikini.

                                 Love Island's Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen are spotted on holiday in Barbados. The loved up reality stars are pictured enjoying their time on the beach where Olivia is seen taking selfie's

The couple, who met on this year's Love Island, captured the moment forever by posing for romantic selfies on the beach, before Alex pulled Olivia in for a kiss.

Olivia was recently signed up to front a new beauty campaign for Hair Rehab London .
                                 Love Island's Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen are spotted on holiday in Barbados. The loved up reality stars are pictured enjoying their time on the beach where Olivia is seen taking selfie's
The reality star isn't an unlikely choice of face, as the extension company belongs to fellow Essex girl and former-TOWIE star Lauren Pope - who usually models the collections herself. Fans of the brand include the likes of Little Mix, Abbey Clancy and Nicole Scherzinger.

Nigerian soldiers sexually abuses women and girls in Internally Displaced Persons' camps

A report by Human Rights Watch, detailing alleged sexual exploitation of women and girls in Internally Displaced Persons’ camps by Nigerian government and security officials, has attracted anger and condemnation from groups and individuals.

The HRW report, which was made public in Abuja on Monday, prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the development, with a pledge to bring those found culpable to book.

Meanwhile, Buhari on Monday instructed that the alleged exploitation of women and girls in the IDPs camps as contained in the HRW report, be investigated.

The President’s directive was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

According to the statement, Buhari would wait for the outcome of the investigations before deciding his next line of action on the matter.

The presidential spokesman said the President was “worried and shocked” by the HRW report.

He said, “Nigerians and the international community can rest assured that the allegations raised in the HRW are not being taken lightly.

 “President Buhari has instructed the Inspector-General of Police and the state governors of the affected states to immediately commence investigations into the issue.

“Their findings will determine the next course of action for the government and define an appropriate response.”

The report by HRW accused government officials as well as security officials of raping and sexually exploiting women and girls displaced by the Boko Haram criminal activities.

The report accused the government of not doing enough to protect displaced women and girls and ensuring that they had access to basic rights and services.

It also faulted the government for not taking action against the abusers, who, it alleged, included camp leaders, vigilance groups, policemen and soldiers.

The HRW said in July 2016, it documented sexual abuses, including rape and exploitation, of 43 WOMEN and girls living in seven IDPs’ camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

It explained that the victims were from Borno towns and villages, including Abadam, Bama, Baga, Damasak, Dikwa, Gamboru Ngala, Gwoza, Kukawa and Walassa.

The Senior Nigeria Researcher at the HRW, Mausi Segun, was quoted in the report as saying, “It is bad enough that these women and girls are not getting the much-needed support for the horrific trauma they suffered at the hands of Boko Haram.

“It is disgraceful and outrageous that people, who should protect these women and girls, are attacking and abusing them.”

Four of the victims told HRW that they were drugged and raped, while 37 were coerced into sex through false marriage promises and material and financial assistance.

Many of those coerced into sex said they were abandoned in case of pregnancy.

A situational assessment of IDPs in the North-East in July, 2016, by NOI Polls, a Nigerian research organisation, stated that 66 per cent of 400 displaced persons in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states alleged that camp officials sexually abused the displaced women and girls.

Women and girls abused by members of the security forces and vigilance groups told HRW they felt powerless and feared retaliation if they reported the abuse.

In one heartrending narration, a 17-year-old girl said just over a year after she fled the frequent Boko Haram attacks in Dikwa, a town, 56 miles from Maiduguri, a policeman approached her for “friendship” in the camp, but turned around to raped her.

She added, “One day, he demanded to have sex with me. I refused, but he forced me. It happened just that one time, but soon, I realised I was pregnant. When I informed him about my condition, he threatened to shoot and kill me if I told anyone else. So, I was too afraid to report him.”

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency said none of its staff was indicted in the report, adding that no NEMA official was involved in the allegations raised by the HRW.

NEMA stated that although it coordinated activities in the IDPs’ camps, its officials did not reside in any of the camps.

The Senior Information Officer at NEMA, Mr. Sani Datti, said, “The report did not indict any of our officials.

“It mentioned other security agencies; no NEMA official was reported to have been involved in such act. Meanwhile, it is important to tell you that none of our officials lives in any of the camps.

“Several organisations are involved in the camps and we call them sectors. We coordinate all these sectors, but we don’t live in the camps and that is why we can boldly tell you that none of our officials is involved or indicted in the allegations raised by that report.”

The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, said the military had always ensured the protection of the rights of Nigerians in all its operations, stressing that the situation in the IDPs’ camps was not an exception.

He called on Human Rights Watch International to come forward with evidence of such acts for appropriate action rather than resorting to media warfare.

He said, “We protect the lives and human dignity of our citizens especially the Internally Displaced Persons, who are supposed to be in a very sorry state. We don’t condone anything as abuse of human rights, let alone the rights of IDPs.

“Just of recent, we dismissed a soldier and jailed him for three years for molesting a child in Maiduguri. So, if we can do that, it shows that we don’t tolerate this kind of thing. However, as I said, we are not going to take issue with them (HRW).

“If there is any evidence, they should please come forward; they should not make it a media war.

The police spokesman, Donald Awunah, could not be reached on Monday for comment on the alleged sexual exploitation of women in IDP camps by policemen.

He did not return calls and SMS to his mobile. Continue


Seed of Destiny Daily Devotional by Dr. Paul Enenche

Welcome to Seed of Destiny Daily Devotional written by Dr. Paul Enenche

Today Tuesday, 1 November 2016

TOPIC: Armed for the Journey

SCRIPTURE:  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To be mentally blind is to be denied destiny. Your life is not dynamic until it is specific.
I welcome you to the first day of this eleventh month of the year 2016. It is the month where the preservation power of God over your life will be palpable. I prophesy on your life and family that every agenda of the devil to cause calamity, tragedy and sorrow in this season be frustrated in Jesus’ Name.
In the journey of life, there are battles, and until you are fully armed for the journey, victory remains a mirage. The truth is, every journey requires preparation.  The success of every journey in life is determined by the quality of the preparation. Inadequate preparation, therefore, equals abundant frustration. The journey of this month of November also requires preparation. 
Now, one of the things you must arm yourself with for the journey of life is A CLEAR VISION OF DESTINATION. There can be no great future without a clear vision. Traveling to no destination is ending without distinction. To be mentally blind is to be denied destiny. Your life is not dynamic until it is specific. So, a clear vision of destination arms you for the journey of life.
Remember This: To be mentally blind is to be denied dest[\iny. Your life is not dynamic until it is specific.
1.Determine to live ready at all times.
2.Map out a clear vision for your life and run with it.
PRAYER: LORD, I thank You for the privilege of another month. I refuse to be swallowed up by the battles of life. Help me O LORD to realize the vision for my life’s destination in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING: Ezekiel 1:1 to 3:15, Hebrews 3:1 to 19, Psalm 104:1 to 23, Proverbs 26:24 to 26
QUOTE: To really succeed in life, you must mobilize your life’s resources- Gifts, favour, wisdom, opportunities etc. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 1/11/2012 – Scientists detected evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
AMAZING FACT: The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants. 

US ELECTION 2016: Democrats sue Trump for alleged voter intimidation in four states

                                Supporter Hunter Lassus awaits the arrival of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for a rally at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Ohio August 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Mark Makela
Democratic Party officials sued Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in four battleground states on Monday, seeking to shut down a poll-watching effort they said was designed to harass minority voters in the Nov. 8 election.

In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio, Democrats argued that Trump and Republican Party officials were mounting a "campaign of vigilante voter intimidation" that violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act and an 1871 law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan.

"Trump has sought to advance his campaign's goal of 'voter suppression' by using the loudest microphone in the nation to implore his supporters to engage in unlawful intimidation," the Ohio Democratic Party wrote in a legal filing. Similar language was used in the other lawsuits.

The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Since August, Trump has urged his supporters to monitor polling locations on Election Day for signs of possible voting fraud, often urging them to keep a close eye on cities like Philadelphia and St. Louis that have high minority populations.

Campaigning in Ohio, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Trump was hoping to discourage people from participating in the election.

"His whole strategy is to suppress the vote. Lots of noise. Lots of distractions," Clinton said in Cleveland.

Democrats are also trying to stop the Republican National Committee from working with the Trump campaign or state parties on poll monitoring, arguing in a separate case that a long-standing court ORDER prevents the national party organization from engaging in "ballot security" measures.

In a motion filed on Monday in that case, the RNC said it was not involved in poll watching but was working to support Trump in other areas. "That is evidence of politics, not wrongdoing," the RNC said.

Many states allow campaigns and political parties to monitor balloting, although they often face restrictions. In Pennsylvania, for example, poll watchers must be formally certified by the local election board and must be registered voters in the county where they are working. The state Republican party has sued to remove those restrictions.

With early voting under way, civil rights groups have said they have heard isolated reports of self-described poll monitors photographing voters and engaging in other intimidating behavior.

Democrats also sued Republican operative Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally who is organizing an exit-polling effort. Democrats said the true purpose of the project, called Stop the Steal, was to intimidate minority and urban voters.

Stone told Reuters that his project was designed to ensure that ELECTRONIC voting machines were working properly.

On Stop the Steal's website, Stone says Clinton's Democrats "intend to flood the polls with illegals. Liberal enclaves already let illegals vote in their local and state elections and now they want them to vote in the Presidential election."

Stone said the 1,400 people across the United States who volunteered for the project had been instructed to use neutral language and only approach people after they had voted.

"Since we are only talking to voters after they have voted, how can we be intimidating them?" Stone said.

- Reuters

EXPOSED: Former President Jonathan was never committed to defeating B’Haram – Osinbajo

                               Yemi Osinbajo
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday that despite what his administration might want people to believe, former President Goodluck Jonathan was never committed to ending the Boko Haram insurgency during his tenure.

Osinbajo said this in a lecture titled, “The unraveling of Boko Haram and the rebuilding of the North-East of Nigeria” which he delivered at the Harvard University’s Weatherland Centre for International Affairs, United States.

The Vice-President’s media office made the speech available to journalists on Monday.

While attributing his position to many factors, Osinbajo said it was politically convenient for the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party to claim that the Boko Haram sect was sponsored by a northern-Muslim political elite to discredit the government led by a Christian.

He recalled that when the All Progressives Congress was formed, the then ruling party was also quick to paint it (APC) as the political wing of the Boko Haram sect.

He said it was not until President Muhammadu Buhari who was then the leader of the opposition, was nearly killed in an attack in Kaduna that the false narrative began to lose credibility.

The Vice-President added, “Secondly, the ruling party also somewhat cynically seemed to have considered that since BH attacks were actually in the heartland of the opposition it was not necessarily an unwelcome development as it could only weaken the opposition.

“Third, extensive corruption in arms procurement estimated at about $15bn, ensured that the military remained poorly equipped and demoralised.

“A number of well-publicised mutinies occurred and troops involved were taken through widely unpopular court-martials.

“As the government dithered and equivocated BH proceeded to realise the objective of occupying territory and  establishing Islamist states in Nigeria and in the Lake Chad basin.

“In Borno State alone, it occupied and hoisted its flag in 20 of the 27 Local Government Areas that constituted the state. In Adamawa State,  BH took Mubi and some villages in Yobe State.”

Osinbajo said it was not until the abduction of more than 200 secondary schoolgirls from their dormitories in Chibok that public outrage against Jonathan’s government’s inept handling of the insurgency reached its peak.

He added that the government then incurred widespread anger when it denied that an abduction took place and suggested that the opposition had simply invented the story.

Osinbajo, however, said Buhari’s assumption of office changed the tide.

He said the strongest reasons for Buhari’s victory in the March 2015 presidential election was the expectation that going by his reputation as a no-nonsense soldier, he would defeat Boko Haram and restore peace to the North-East.

True to type, he said within six months of Buhari’s Presidency, the sect had been effectively dislodged from all the local governments they once held and had retreated into the Sambisa Forest and the northern border towns and villages.

He said the terrorists’ military capacity had been severely degraded and their supply lines effectively blocked.

Osinbajo said the ability of Boko Haram to get willing suicide bombers remained a mystery.

Hillary Clinton: 'There is no case here' in FBI email probe

Hillary Clinton: 'There is no case here' in FBI email probe
Hillary Clinton was defiant Monday about the FBI's examination of a new batch of emails that might be related to her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying at a campaign rally, "There is no case here."

"I am sure a lot of you may be asking what this new email story is about and why in the world the FBI would decide to jump into an election with no evidence of any wrong doing with just days to go," Clinton said. "That is a good question."

The Democratic Party's presidential nominee added she felt confident that the FBI would reach the "same conclusion" as before: "There is no case here."
As she has in the past, Clinton also said it was a "mistake" for her to use a private server during her tenure at the State Department.

The comments at Kent State University marked Clinton's most aggressive remarks yet since FBI Director James Comey told congressional leaders Friday that the bureau has uncovered new emails that might be pertinent to Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Those emails came to light during the FBI's probe into Clinton aide Huma Abdein's estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, who allegedly exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old.
Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have latched on to Comey's announcement, pointing to it as evidence that the Democratic nominee is corrupt and not trustworthy.

Caught off guard by the development, Clinton and her aides have fiercely objected to the timing of Comney's action, and ramped up pressure on him swiftly release more information about what is contained in the emails.

"It's pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election," Clinton said in Florida over the weekend.

And just eight days out from Election Day, Clinton insisted Monday voters will not be swayed by Comey's announcement.

"I think most people have decided a long time ago what they think about all this," she said. "Now, what people are focused on is choosing the next president and commander in chief of the United States of America."

Clinton also forcefully told the audience on Monday in Ohio that the FBI "said it wasn't even a close call" on their decision not to go forward with their investigation into her email in July.

Clinton's campaign later cited an internal memo Comey sent to employees as proof.

"At the end of the day, the case itself was not a cliff-hanger; despite all the chest-beating by people no longer in government, there really wasn't a prosecutable case," he said in the memo.


US ELECTION 2016: Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson: Clinton presidency 'may well end up in impeachment'

                               Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson: Clinton presidency 'may well end up in impeachment'
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson says he thinks Hillary Clinton could face impeachment over the continued FBI investigation into her private email server if she is elected president.

Johnson made the comment Saturday on KNUS radio in Colorado when asked about FBI Director James Comey's revelation on Friday that the bureau was pursuing an investigation into recently discovered emails belonging to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

"I think unquestionably if [Clinton] takes office she is going to be under criminal investigation, unquestionably this is going to be the nation's agenda for the entire time she is office and it may well end up in impeachment," Johnson said on "The Craig Silverman Show."

"This is Watergate kind of stuff," he continued. "This is really, really deep, real stuff and all you have to say, all you have to recognize is the FBI would not have done this -- this is not political, this is anything but political, because of the fact they dropped this investigation in July, saying, to clear the decks for the election. That was also clearly, I don't even want to call it a political move, as much as a move that would clear up the election, that people would feel like this was not overhanging. Well, now it's overhanging, and it's overhanging for a reason. There's so much smoke in the room that it will never, ever get ventilated over the next four years. Never."

Earlier in the interview Johnson said the FBI's late announcement of the discovery showed the gravity of the situation.

"Let me just point out the obvious: the FBI is not doing this lightly, they recognize just what a bombshell this is, especially having exonerated her in July," Johnson said. "To come back and say this with 11 days to go, knowing that there will be no resolution prior to election, but knowing if they don't release this, knowing how damnable all of this is, this is the horrible situation that the FBI has placed itself in it just points to the gravity of the situation."

On Monday morning, Johnson's running mate, Bill Weld, took a different position on the matter, telling CNN that Comey's decision was "disgraceful" and and that the agency was "off the reservation."

Reached for comment, Johnson spokesperson Joe Hunter said, "When he stated in the interview, 'it may well end up in impeachment,' Gov. Johnson was not advocating for impeachment. He was merely stating that it is possible that an investigation of a President Hillary Clinton may end up in impeachment."


Blow the Trumpet - Pastor W.F Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional

Welcome to DCLM Daily Manna Devotional written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Today Tuesday, 1 November 2016

TOPIC: Blow the Trumpet

Bible Text: Numbers 10:1-10

Key Verse: "Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God" (Numbers 10:10).

Clear instruction deserves prompt obedience. God's messages to the children of Israel have always been clear and without ambiguities. All His instructions are intended to enhance the well-being of the people though they perceived some directives as cumbersome.God had instructed Moses to make two trumpets. Different occasions determined the manner of the sound of the trumpets. When only one trumpet was blown, it was to gather the princes and leaders for a meeting. When both trumpets were sounded, it was to gather the entire assembly. 

An alarm was to indicate that there was a serious matter in the land that needed urgent attention so that the people would be at alert. The instruction was given to enhance communication between the leaders and the congregation of Israel. However, such instruments were not to be abused by employing them for other purposes. They were not supposed to be misused with uncertain sounds emanating from them. Those whose duty it was to blow the trumpets ensured that alarms were sounded at the appropriate time and occasion. 

One important use of the trumpet was to appeal to God for help whenever the land was invaded by enemies. At that time, they were to blow an alarm because it was a desperate moment. Blowing the trumpet also signified crying aloud to God in the event of an invasion by enemies. 

God instructed that Israel must cry aloud when in a tight corner. This is a challenge to today's believers, that we must make supplications to God whenever we are faced with terrible challenges. Some people are inclined to say since God is Omniscient, He sees and knows when we are in trouble. Of course, He does; yet He says we must ask. Israel was to call His attention in times of trouble. We need to do so even today!

Thought for the day: Obedience begets divine approval.

Bible Reading in one Year: JEREMIAH 31-32

US ELECTION 2016: Trump raises specter of crisis if Clinton wins the White House

                                  Trump raises specter of crisis if Clinton wins the White House
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a threat to the country on Monday, saying that if she is elected a probe into her emails could shadow her entire term in office, as the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton's lead narrowing slightly.

"The investigation will last for years. The trial will probably start," Trump told a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "Nothing will get done. I can tell you, your jobs will continue to leave Michigan. Nothing’s going to get done.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it was investigating newly discovered emails that might relate to Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.

Clinton on Monday again said she was confident that the FBI would not find anything problematic in her emails and would reach the same conclusion they did earlier this year.

"It wasn't even a close call," she said at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, of the FBI investigation.

But just eight days ahead of the election - a time when candidates typically feel that the hard work of the campaign is behind them - both Clinton and Trump have ratcheted up their attacks on the other's character and fitness for office.

Clinton, who had been riding high in opinion polls in recent weeks as Trump was hit by fallout from the release of a 2005 video in which he bragged in vulgar terms of groping WOMEN, now finds herself on the defensive.

Trump is hoping to convince voters that electing Clinton would prompt "a constitutional crisis that we cannot afford," as her emails would be subject to years of controversy, in the wake of the FBI's announcement on Friday that it continues to investigate material possibly related to her emails.

Clinton on Monday continued to level attacks against Trump's ability to control nuclear weapons.

"I am running against someone who says he doesn't understand why we can't use nuclear weapons," she said in Cincinnati. "He wants more countries to have nuclear weapons.

"I wonder if he even knows that a single nuclear warhead can kill millions of people," she added.

Little is publicly known yet about the emails being investigated, other than that they were found during an unrelated probe into the estranged husband of a top Clinton aide.

FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress on Friday the agency was probing more emails that might relate to Clinton's use of a private email server, but added, "We don't know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails."

Trump, who has repeatedly referred to Clinton as "corrupt Hillary," on Monday said the email probe shows what a poor role model she is - seemingly trying to turn the tables on Clinton, who has assailed his character over disclosures of vulgar comments he made about groping women.

"I want to tell you, she is a terrible example for my son and the children of this country,” he said in Warren, Michigan, mentioning his youngest son, Barron. “Hillary is the one who broke the law over and over and over again.” Read More

3 crazy ways to FLIRT with a girl that will make her fall for you

                                  3 Crazy ways to FLIRT with a girl that will make her fall for you
Some people are born knowing the act of seduction, some grow into it and others learn this skill. It’s not enough to look handsome or sexy, your style and carriage have to be enchanting to make people fall for you.

Winning a girl’s heart might seem hard in the beginning but once you have a foot in the door, the rest pretty much works itself out. The mistake most guys make is thinking every girl wants you to shower her right away with expensive gifts and take her on expensive dates while that might fetch you a gold digger, it is not the way to go with that special girl you’ve been eyeing.

A girl who is worth your time and your heart is one who would pay attention to you when you start doing the right things that make her heart smile. If you are thinking she’s way out of league or too pretty for you, remember there are ugly men who date the most beautiful girls.

Here are healthy ways to flirt with a girl that will make her fall for you.

1. Don’t overdo it
                                3 Crazy ways to FLIRT with a girl that will make her fall for you

Desperation is unattractive to everyone. Let your intention be known but don’t shower with unwanted attention that will make her feel caged by you. Play it cool.

2. Maintain strong eye contact
                                  3 Crazy ways to FLIRT with a girl that will make her fall for you

The eyes are the windows of the soul. If you are looking to connect and win her heart then you should look deep into her eyes. This will not only increase your loving potential but will make her think of you as a guy who wants more than just her body.

3. Make the first move
                                 3 Crazy ways to FLIRT with a girl that will make her fall for you

Women love a confident guy. If you want to win her, you should show her you can recognize what you want and go for it. It is the best way to impress any girl.

The Power of Love - Kenneth Copeland

Kenneth Copeland Daily Devotional

Welcome to Faith to Faith Daily Devotional written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland

Today Tuesday, 1 November 2016

TOPIC: The Power of Love

Key Verse: But faith...worketh by love. - Galatians 5:6

I used to wonder why we believers didn't see more of the power of God operating among us than we do. With what we know about faith and the Word, it seemed to me signs and wonders and miracles should be happening all the time.

So, one day I asked, "Lord, why isn't the power of God turned up to a higher volume in the Church?"

Do you know what He said? He told me we weren't walking in enough love yet.

God wants us to have power. But first, He has to be sure we'll use that power in love. He wants to know that we won't take it and mix it with judgment and criticism and blast people out of the water.

Kenneth, He said, I can't afford to back your words with supernatural power in a church service on Sunday morning and then have you get on the freeway that night and lash out at someone because he pulled over into your lane. You'd blow him off the highway. I can't leave the power of Almighty God at a high volume in the mouth of an unmerciful fool.

Then He reminded me of a time I took my son, John, hunting. He was just a little guy at the time, barely big enough to keep his gun from knocking him on his back every time he'd pull the trigger. I was teaching him how to shoot, and he was coming along pretty well.

That day we were walking along out at Gloria's grandparents' farm and John spotted one of the biggest tarantula spiders I'd ever seen. It was clinging to the wall of the barn. When John saw that spider, he took aim. He was going to blow that bug away.

If I hadn't stopped him, he would have too. And it wouldn't have dawned on him until it was all over that he was going to blow a hole in the barn at the same time. From my grown-up perspective, I could see that would be foolishness. He couldn't. He was looking through the eyes of a child.

Do you want God to put a shotgun of spiritual power in your hand, so you can blow the works of the devil to kingdom come? Then focus on love. Pursue it. Practice it. Study it. Grow up in it. Then you'll see the power of God operating through you.

Scripture Reading: Romans 13:8-14


Billy Graham Devotional: Battle of the Spirit

Welcome to Billy Graham Daily Devotional written by Billy Graham

Today Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Bible Text: You don't understand now why I am doing it; some day you will. - John 13:7 (TLB)

May I remind you that physical illness is not the worst thing that can happen to you? Some of the most twisted, miserable people I have ever met had no physical handicap. Some of the world’s greatest and most useful people have been handicapped.

“The Messiah” was composed by Handel, who was suffering from a paralyzed right side and arm. Catherine Booth, in the last year of her life, said that she could not remember one day free from pain.

Helen Keller has written, “I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work, and God.” Some of the most radiant Christians I have ever met were “wheelchair” saints. May God give you grace to “triumph in affliction.”

Prayer for the day:
When physical afflictions come into my life, may they draw me closer to You, my beloved Lord Jesus Christ.


Open Heavens Devotional: Godly Sorrow

Welcome to Open Heavens Daily Devotional written by Pastor E.A Adeboye

Today Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Memorise: And grieve not the holy spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

Read: Matthew 12:24-31 (KJV)

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

Bible in one year: Revelations 1:1-3:13, Psalms 91

There are many Christians living in frustration and defeat because they have set themselves against the flow of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the key to the outpouring of revival and every endeavour in this new dispensation. The Holy Spirit is the secret behind every super-national occurrence. Do you desire to know the plan of God for your tomorrow? Get the Holy Sprit. Do you want to live a successful Christian life? Get the Holy Spirit. Without the power of the Holy Spirit, you will live a life of continuous defeat. As helpful as the Holy Spirit is, one should be careful in relating with Him. Ananias and Saphirra lied to Peter about how much they sold their land. Open Heavens Tuesday 1 November 2016:- Grieve not the Holy Spirit they felt they were deceiving Peter, unfortunately, it was too late for them to realise that they had grieved the Holy Spirit.

There are numerous ways by which grieve the Holy Spirit. The moment a person begins to rebel against the instructions in God’s Word, such a fellow is asking for trouble from the Holy Spirit. At several points in the life of the children of Israel, they murmured against God. They were never satisfied with His provision. Psalms 78:40 says:

“How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!”

They grieved God for forty years in the wilderness. Their hearts were hardened and they refused to acknowledge the ways of God. As a result of this attitude, they were not allowed to enter into the rest of the Lord. May this not be your portion in Jesus’ name.

Another way people can grieve the Holy Spirit is when they despise the truth of God’s Word. The apostle, in 1st Thessalonians 5:19 said that the church must not quench the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit can be grieved when disciples begin to disobey God. Believers today should do everything possible to pattern their lives after the beliefs and practices that were maintained by the disciples of the early church. There should be no room for bitterness or evil feelings towards one another. There are some people who make deliberate attempts to deceive their leaders. Some try to act very cleverly. Some Christians still see themselves as being smart because their sins have not yet been found out. All these people are only waiting for the judgement of God unless they repent. Do not do anything that will make you an enemy to the Holy Spirit. Do not make yourself a stumbling block to the progress of others around you. Don’t have the ‘pull it down’ mind-set. Don’t scatter the good works others have done simply because you are in a position of influence. All those who do these will see the anger of God.

The Holy Spirit must not be grieved. He is always working hard against sinners. You have to allow the Holy Spirit to breathe on you with the breath of God so that your life can be filled anew. When your life is filled anew, you will find it easy to love what He loves.  

Prayer Point:
Father, help me not to grieve your Holy Spirit.