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Monday, 20 March 2017
Dino Melaye thinks this move was being planned to get him to face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) because he was a major factor that stood against the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the anti-corruption organisation.
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Sahara Reporters is confirming that Melaye never graduated from the department of geography from ABU.
The report also claims that the DSS was alerted over this but that the security agency covered it up and allowed the man blossom.
“At least three exam officers at ABU, Zaria insists that @dino_melaye never graduated from geography department, DG DSS alerted but covered it up,” the report said.
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They said Dino's name was not on graduation list and further accused him of bribing his head of department.
Wikipedia reports that Dino Melaye graduated with a Bsc in geography from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria adding that about 30 undergraduates are currently enjoying scholarship under his education empowerment fund.
In its first quarterly Standing Committee Meeting held in Osogbo, Osun State, the guild said it deliberated on issues affecting the guild and the nation.
In a communiqué signed by its President Funke Egbemode, the guild said Nigerian government should be more responsive in protecting its citizens in foreign countries.
“The government, should as a matter of national interest apply the country’s foreign policy of reciprocity that affects mutual relations between Nigeria and other countries.
“The editors are dismayed at the conspiratorial silence of senior South African nationalists, who know the enormous contributions of Nigeria to the emergence of the independent South Africa.
“The South African Institute of International Affairs records that Nigeria spent 61 billion dollars between 1960 and 1995 in the fight against apartheid,” the communiqué said.
Federer, sidelined some six months after knee surgery last year, returned to win his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January.
With Sunday’s triumph in the all-Swiss final, Federer joined Novak Djokovic as the only men to win five Indian Wells titles, adding to those he won in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012.
At 35, Federer is the oldest ATP player to win one of the elite Masters titles, supplanting Andre Agassi who was 34 when he won in Cincinnati in 2004.
“It’s been just a fairytale week once again,” said Federer, who missed Indian Wells last year because of injury.
“I’m not as surprised as I was in Australia, but still this comes as a big, big surprise to me, nevertheless, to win here again and beating the players that I did and the way I did.
“I couldn’t be more happy. It’s an absolute, huge start to the year for me. Last year I didn’t win any titles. I don’t think I was in any finals except maybe Brisbane last year. The change is dramatic, and it feels great.”
The speedy progress means 10th-ranked Federer will have to reassess his 2017 goals. Prior to the Australian Open his aim was to get his ranking to as high as eighth by the time Wimbledon was over.
“The goals are clearly changing after this dream start,” Federer said.
While Federer had won 19 of 22 prior meetings with Wawrinka — including a semi-final win in Melbourne — he noted that his compatriot would be no easy mark as he played his first tournament in America since winning the US Open in September.
But Federer claimed a tightly contested first set with a break in the 10th game, pushing Wawrinka into a forehand error to end a tense rally for a set point, on which Wawrinka sent another forehand long.
Wawrinka responded immediately with a break to open the first set — after Federer had held all 42 of his service games in the tournament to that point.
He had saved the lone break point he faced — in his straight-sets thumping of Rafael Nadal in the fourth round — but sent a backhand long on break point to give Wawrinka the advantage in the set.
Wawrinka then withstood two break points to hold for a 2-0 lead, which proved short-lived as Federer won the next three games to take a 3-2 lead.
An Australian teenager Lee de Paauw, 18, managed to escape the reptile when it latched on to his arm in Far North Queensland on Sunday.
He suffered lacerations and fractures before undergoing surgery in hospital.
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Witnesses said Mr de Paauw jumped into the river as part of a dare, according to Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic Neil Noble.
"Certainly to get out the water was absolutely vital in case that crocodile was able to get a good grip on him."
The incident happened in the Johnstone River in Innisfail about 02:30 local time (15:30 GMT Saturday).
|British backpacker Sophie Paterson saw the crocodile attack. |
Picture: Elisabeth Champion
"It all happened very fast, pretty much as soon as he jumped in, there was splashing and screaming," she told the Courier Mail.
Crocodiles have been responsible for eight deaths in Queensland since 1985.
As Syria crisis continues, the security forces have engaged in fierce clashes with rebels on the eastern outskirts of Damascus.
Artillery shells and rockets landed in the heart of the capital as part of a surprise rebel attack launched in the Jobar district.
The assault began early on Sunday with car bombs and suicide attacks, activists said. State media said secret tunnels were also used.
The military says it managed to push the rebels back.
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Government warplanes launched more than 30 air strikes on rebel positions, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group of activists monitoring the conflict.
Damascus only has a few opposition-held areas, and Jobar is the closest to the city centre. Control of the war-damaged area - which is split between rebels and jihadists on one side and government forces on the other - has been fought over for more than two years.
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The Observatory said the rebels had initiated the attack to relieve pressure on fighters under attack from government forces in the districts of Barzeh, Tishreen and Qabun.
Last Wednesday, at least 31 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at the main court complex in the centre of Damascus.
Later, another suicide bomber attacked a restaurant in the western district of Rabweh, injuring more than 20 people.
The attacks came on the sixth anniversary of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
Topic: ANY PRICKS?
Today: Monday March 20th 2017Memorise: Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 1st Timothy 4:2
Read: Romans 9:1, 1st Timothy 1:16-20 (KJV)
9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost
1st Timothy 1:16-20
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
Bible in one year: Exodus 17-19, Isaiah 65:1-12, Hymn: Sing hymn 7
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
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For anyone who wants to partake of salvation from sins, Satan and the world, God requires genuine, heartfelt repentance. In Acts 2:37, after preaching to multitudes, they asked Peter, “What shall we do?” He simply replied, “Repent and be water-baptized, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” From this response, we understand that the Spirit of life Himself is a gift, and that if you will have Him, you must start from place of repentance. If you want to experience the move of the Spirit in your life, begin with repentance. Repentance is the foundation stone on which faith in Christ is built. Anyone who claims to be a servant of God but who did not start from the place of repentance is only engaging in self deception. Examine yourself today. Are you saved? Have you truly repented?
After you have successful laid the foundation of repentance, your conscience will be purged by the Blood of Jesus and made to come alive through the prompting of the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 9:14, Romans 9:1); to the extent that if you as much as tell a lie, you won’t get away with it. You will remain troubled until you confess and restitute the lie. If you are never under the pressure of the Holy Spirit to make right your wrong deeds, you can be sure that something is wrong with your foundation.
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Many years ago, while travelling to Lagos from Ilasha (South-West, Nigeria), I forgot to buy a gift for my father in the Lord. By the time I got to Surulere, Lagos, I realised this oversight and so I bought some oranges to give to him from there. As Papa peeled and sucked the oranges, he said, “These oranges are sweet. You must have bought them on the way.” “Yes sir”, I replied. The Holy Spirit said to me, “You just lied.” My response to this was “How did I lie? Roadside is roadside, whether at Surulere or between Ilesha and Lagos.” The Spirit then said, “You know his question meant whether you bought them on your way from Ilesha to Lagos.” I replied, “Does it matter? Does this affect the sweetness of the oranges?” The Spirit insisted, “You have lied.” So I turned to my father in the Lord and told him I bought the oranges at Surulere, Lagos and not on my way from Ilesha, and Papa exclaimed, “Holy Spirit!” He knew the Spirit was dealing with me. Does this same Holy Spirit deal with you when you lie or sin? If your conscience is not responding to the pricks of the Holy Spirit, it means you have strayed from Him.
Father, quicken every part of my conscience that has been seared by persistent disobedience.