Thursday, 13 April 2017

“ Babies Are Blessings” - Nigerian Star Singer Davido

“ Babies Are Blessings” - Davido Replies Those Accusing Him Of Having Too Many Babymamas

Nigerian star singer Davido is taking shots at his critics who say he has too many baby mamas .

In an interview with Guardian Life Magazine , Davido said people who are criticising him are hypocrites .

“ All those people out there saying I have too many babies, do you know how many babies they have killed ? At least I can confidently say I have never told any girl to have an abortion” said Davido in the interview.

I am not saying having a baby without marriage is good , but to me babies are blessings ” he further said .

Davido also spoke about the numerous rumours about him. “ You know they always attack me , people always say s *** about me but I always hit them back with the music , which is the most important thing .
“ Babies Are Blessings” - Davido Replies Those Accusing Him Of Having Too Many Babymamas

“ People always say my dad is giving me money when was the last time my dad gave me money? All the kids came together , we bought our dad a N 409 million car for his birthday .“

13-yr-old boy accidentally shoots himself dead on Instagram Live as dozens of his horrified friends watched

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13-yr-old boy accidentally shoots himself dead on Instagram Live as dozens of his horrified friends watched
A schoolboy has died after accidentally shooting himself on Instagram Live in front of his horrified friends.

Malachi Hemphill, 13, was recording himself in his bedroom on Monday evening when the tragedy occurred.

He reportedly started handling a gun, while his pals watched and sent him messages via the social media site.

But as he "tried to put a clip in" the weapon, it suddenly went off, causing him to fall to the ground in a pool of blood.

13-yr-old boy accidentally shoots himself dead on Instagram Live as dozens of his horrified friends watched

Malachi's shocked mum, Shaniqua Stephens, ran upstairs after hearing a "big boom" at their home in Georgia, US.

She said she and her daughter kicked in the teen's door and found him lying on the floor, surrounded by blood.

"My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom, turn his phone off!'," a devastated Shaniqua told WXIA news station .

"As I proceeded to look at his phone, he was on Instagram Live."

As Malachi was taken to hospital, dozens of kids from the area reportedly rushed to his home, after witnessing the shooting live.

“There was about 40 to 50 kids outside," Shaniqua said.

Despite doctors' best efforts, the teenager did not survive his injuries.

His mum said she had been told that he was trying to put a clip in the gun when it suddenly went off, killing him.

13-yr-old boy accidentally shoots himself dead on Instagram Live as dozens of his horrified friends watched

She added that she did not know how her son had got hold of the weapon, and that the shooting was an accident.

Detectives investigating the horrifying incident are trying to work out where the gun came from, WXIA reports.

Just moments before the fatal shooting, Malachi had reportedly taken out the rubbish at his home in Forest Park.

His mum now wants to warn other parents to monitor their children's activity to prevent a similar tragedy from happening.

Ghanian Lab technician who sells pregnant women's blood to ritualists nabbed

Lab technician who sells pregnant women's blood to ritualists nabbed
A senior lab attendant at the Abura Dunkwa District Hospital in Ghana has been arrested for allegedly selling the blood of pregnant women to ritualists otherwise known as Sakawa boys.

The lab technician, whose name is given as Stephen Enyan, was exposed following the frequent death of patients or their unborn babies at the hospital when they come for antenatal checks.

This resulted in complaints being made to the hospital and the Abura Dunkwa District Police were duly alerted about it, leading to further probing into the matter.

Stephen Enyan's illegal trade in pregnant women's blood was uncovered after one policeman posed as one of his customers. In a WhatsApp conversation, the policeman agreed to pay GH¢10,000 for the blood of a pregnant woman and offered GH¢250 as part payment. The lab technician was later arrested when he tried to recover his balance from the police officer. He is believed to have sold the blood for amounts ranging from GH¢5,000 to GH¢10,000.

United Airlines staff 'forced frail grandma, 94, out of £2,800 Business seat into Economy for 16-hour flight'

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United Airlines staff 'forced frail grandma, 94, out of £2,800 Business seat into Economy for 16-hour flight'
United Airlines staff forced a frail 94-year-old grandma to leave her £2,800 Business Class seat and sit in discomfort in Economy, her family have claimed.

Paz Orquiza was travelling from Los Angeles back to Melbourne, Australia, after visiting relatives.

Her granddaughter Marianne Santos Aguilar said Mrs Orquiza has a number of disabilities including severe arthritis .

Her relatives had all chipped in to buy her a Business class seat with United in the hope of making the 16-hour journey more comfortable.

But Ms Aguilar claims her grandma was left "in tears" due to her treatment by United staff.

She claimed staff would not allow Mrs Orquiza's daughter Rose, who was also on the flight in Economy class, to help her with tasks such as reclining her seat or opening her food unless she paid for a Business Class ticket as well.

Neither would staff themselves help the fragile passenger, the family claim.

They claim they were left with no choice but to move Mrs Orquiza out of Business and into Economy so her daughter could assist her, despite having paid for extra comfort.

According to Ms Aguilar: "My aunt tried to comfort my grandmother, who was in tears, and was horrified to see how much pain she had to endure during this flight.

"Upon arrival to Australia, my grandma's legs had swollen, she suffered from a stiff neck and her whole body ached.

"She is still in great distress and pain from this ordeal."

The family have filed a complaint with United and say they were eventually offered £400 in travel vouchers and a refund of £690.
United Airlines staff 'forced frail grandma, 94, out of £2,800 Business seat into Economy for 16-hour flight'

But the family remain unhappy.

Ms Aguilar added: "Our family is heartbroken that this painful plane ride back to Melbourne will be the last memory of our trip for my grandma, and this has ruined an otherwise incredible family reunion.

"I want a guarantee that what happened to my grandma will never happen to another disabled or elderly person again, and that we can stand together to stop discrimination towards the disabled and elderly."

United Airlines have been contacted for comment.

It comes as the company has come under intense scrutiny for the treatment of a doctor who was physically dragged off an 'overbooked' flight.

Dr David Dao, 69, had refused to leave his seat after being told he had been bumped because United staff needed it.

Airport security agents were eventually called and passengers watched in horror as Mr Dao was ripped out of his chair and down the aisle by his arms.

Source: Mirror

United States Drops the Military's Biggest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan

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U.S. Drops the Military's Biggest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan
The U.S. dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on Islamic State positions in Afghanistan Thursday, a move the Trump administration said was aimed at denying the group’s freedom of movement.

The deep-penetrating Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb was used to reach “a system of tunnels and caves” used by the terrorists, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Thursday. He declined to say whether President Donald Trump personally ordered use of the weapon, known as a bunker-buster.

UPDATE: IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

The 26,000-pound device, designated a GBU-43 bomb, was dropped in an area of Nangarhar Province controlled by Islamic State, according to a Defense Department statement. It marked the first use in combat of the weapon, sometimes nicknamed the Mother of All Bombs.

“The strike was designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and U.S. Forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction” of Islamic State fighters and facilities, according to a statement from the headquarters of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

The move comes while the Trump administration is reviewing strategy in Afghanistan as Taliban forces continue to gain ground and Islamic State is establishing its own strongholds.

Sexy Kim Kardashian stuns in skintight Gold dress at The Promise premiere

Sexy Kim Kardashian stuns in skintight Gold dress at The Promise premiere

Reality Tv star, Kim Kardashian stunned in an eye-popping skintight gold dress at The Promise premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday.

Kim, mother of two attended the star studded event with her older sister and mother of three Kourtney Kardashian. More photos below;

Sexy Kim Kardashian stuns in skintight Gold dress at The Promise premiere

Sexy Kim Kardashian stuns in skintight Gold dress at The Promise premiere

Sexy Kim Kardashian stuns in skintight Gold dress at The Promise premiere

Sexy Kim Kardashian stuns in skintight Gold dress at The Promise premiere

The joy of a Christian-Muslim wedding among Egypt's Nubians

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The attacks this week on Coptic churches in northern Egypt underline the dangers faced by the country's Christian minority. But among the Nubians - an ancient nation that lives along the upper reaches of the Nile - Muslims and Christians mostly live in harmony. Nicola Kelly attended a Muslim-Christian wedding, celebrated discreetly after nightfall, in the southern city of Aswan.

"Everyone kept telling me I should marry a girl from my community - but it was impossible," Akram says, his eyes crinkling. "I couldn't stay away from her."

It's the morning of Akram's wedding, in a village on the western bank of the Nile, and he's busily preparing to go to the mosque to say his vows.

Sally dressed and made up for her wedding
This won't be a traditional ceremony. Akram will be taking his vows alone while his Christian bride-to-be Sally recites her prayers quietly at home.

"We're the first people to marry outside of our religion here. That's very difficult, especially for my parents," Akram explains.

For seven years, the couple were banned from seeing each other by both sets of parents.

Members of the community, religious leaders and friends tried to prevent them from meeting, but they still managed to arrange some brief encounters.

"We agreed to get married at night, so as not to bring shame on either of the families," Akram says.

For Nubian couples like Sally and Akram, marrying across the religious divide is not forbidden - haram - but it remains a social taboo. So they celebrate the day individually until, at night, they meet under cover of darkness and mark their first moments of married life with a dance.

Akram and Sally met seven years ago in Aswan, on the eastern bank of the Nile, where young people hang around, eat ice cream and flirt. It's just a short boat ride from their village, Shadeed.

"She liked my jokes," Akram says, with a cheeky glint in his eye. "And I always looked forward to seeing her. It hasn't been easy, but we're here now."

Elsewhere in Egypt, Akram and Sally's marriage would be a risky undertaking.

Since the revolution in 2011, attacks on Christians in Egypt have soared. There were 54 recorded incidents of violence against religious minorities last year, in addition to a deadly suicide attack on the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo shortly before Christmas.

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Looking for a cause? - Billy Graham

Welcome to Daily Devotional written by Billy Graham

Looking for a cause? - Today's Billy Graham's Daily Devotional

TOPIC: Looking for a cause?

TODAY: Thursday April 13, 2017

KEY VERSE: Brethren . . . present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. — Romans 12:1

MESSAGE
In a book called “The Age of Longing” we read that an American girl married a radical revolutionary in Paris. She had lost her faith at an American University—lost all the religious faith she had, and all the things her parents had told her. 

She was asked why she married him. She said, “He’s the first person I have ever known who believes something strong enough to die for it. Although I don’t believe exactly as he does, I was attracted to this man who had found a cause.” I find that young people today are looking for a cause, and they are not looking for something easy.

Some time ago a university student in Moscow told one of my colleagues, “You Christians say that you are going to win the world, but we’ve done more in fifty years than you’ve done in two thousand years. And do you know why? It is because you are not committed. We are. We will win, you’ll see.”

Prayer for the day: I look at my dedication to You, Jesus, my Lord and Savior, and am ashamed—You gave everything for me. May I always live totally committed in love to You.

Rebellion Does Not Pay - Pastor W.F Kumuyi

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

Rebellion Does Not Pay - Today's DCLM Daily Manna Devotional

TOPIC: Rebellion Does Not Pay 

TODAY: Thursday April 13, 2017

BIBLE TEXT: Ezekiel 17:11-24

Key Verse: "But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper? shall he escape that doeth such things? or shall he break the covenant, and be delivered?"(Ezekiel 17:15).

MESSAGE
Change has taken a central place in global lexicon. This age is especially notorious or renown for change, whether for good or for evil. Man is wont to rebel against the order of the day and break the covenant of the Creator by the damning quest for change.

Zedekiah’s rebellious action of sending ambassadors into Egypt to form an alliance with its king with the aim of obtaining help from him to break the Babylonian yoke spelt doom for him. How can one, guilty of a breach of covenant, and of perjury, escape the vengeance of God and man? Some children of God are impatient whenever they are in trouble. They are eager for immediate rescue. They cannot wait for God’s time nor exercise submission to His will. He will surely deliver them in due season; but they cannot tarry till the hour comes.

Like children, they snatch at unripe fruit. They must have their desire instantaneously fulfilled or else, they take wrong means of attaining it. If in poverty, they are in haste to be rich. If under reproach, their hearts ferment towards revenge. They would sooner rush under the guidance of Satan into some questionable policy than trust in the Lord. It is better to trust in the Lord than rely on Egypt for help. Trusting in the arm of flesh will lead only to sin and all of its awful consequences. Having begun in the Spirit, will you be perfected by the deeds of the flesh? ‘No’ must be the resounding response of every heaven-bound citizen.

Thought for the day: "Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft."

Bible Reading in one Year: Joshua 1-4

OPEN HEAVENS: I will pay you your wages - Pastor E.A Adeboye


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

 I Will Pay You Your Wages - Today's Open Heavens Devotional

TOPIC: I Will Pay You Your Wages 

TODAY: Thursday 13, April 2017

Memorise: Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. – Psalm 127:3

Read: Exodus 2:1-9 (KJV)

1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.

7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.

9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.

Bible in One Year: Leviticus 25, Jeremiah 13:1-14

MESSAGE:
Many people who are blessed with the gift of children are not conscious of the fact that children are the heritage of the Lord, meaning that God is their rightful owner, and they are gifts from Him. This is why and adage from my village says “Rich people cannot find children to buy in the market.” What money cannot buy can only be obtained from the Almighty God. What then should be the attitude of parents to these priceless gifts? The answer can be seen in the story of the birth, adoption and upbringing of Moses, the child who later become the mouthpiece of the Almighty God. 

Moses was born at a time when Pharaoh had commanded that every newborn male child should be immediately killed. His mother tried to hide him for three months, but when he could no longer be hidden, she decided to drop him off by the bank of River Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter picked him up from there and adopted him as her own. By God’s providence, the princess gave Moses to a nurse who happened to be his mother. Hear what the princess said to her:

“Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.” - Exodus 2:9b

There are many lessons we can learn from this story. By adoption, Moses was the child of Pharaoh’s daughter, but she gave him over to a nurse to nurture him for her. This mirrors God’s divine arrangement, whereby He, being the owner of children, hands them over to parents to nurture them for Him. 

In other words, just as the princess told Moses’ mother, “nurse this child for me”, God is also saying to parents, “nurse this child for Me.” The princess also told Moses’ mother that she would pay her wages for a job well done. God is equally telling parents that if they properly nurture children for Him and not for themselves, He will reward them well. It is unfortunate that many parents are nursing God’s heritage for themselves or the devil; hence, they are getting their wages from the flesh or from the devil. 

This is the reason why many children have turned out to be a curse to their parents breaking their hearts because the parents nursed the children for themselves and not for the Lord. On the other hand, godly parents who train their children to fear the Lord are paid the wages of peace of mind from God at old age. The children of such parents prosper under the grace of Jesus, which they have been exposed to from infancy, and they are battles axes in the hands of their original Owner, the Almighty God.

Prayer Point: Father, give me wisdom to nurse the children You have divinely placed in my care, and may I not miss my reward for nursing them according to Your counsel.