Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Players caught on camera looking at braless female linesman

Players caught on camera looking at braless female linesman
Stunning model Denise Bueno certainly earned herself a few admirers when she officiated a Brazilian amateur match between Desire and Sporting.

Wearing a skimpy white T-shirt with no bra, Bueno literally had heads turning as the footballers lined up for a group photo.

Two players from either side couldn’t even look at the camera whilst others were guilty of having a grin bigger than the Cheshire cat.

Bueno was then put to work as she was handed the flag on the sidelines.

And after working up a sweat in the blistering heat, she gave players a further showing by putting on a wet T-shirt display.

And she may expect a flurry of new Instagram followers from the footballers after the game.

Bueno is no stranger to uploading a string of revealing snaps that rival former Miss Bum Bum queen Suzy Cortez.

More photos below;

Players caught on camera looking at braless female linesman

Players caught on camera looking at braless female linesman

Players caught on camera looking at braless female linesman

BREAKING: Southern Cameroon joins Biafra, pledges support for IPOB

BREAKING: Southern Cameroon joins Biafra, pledges support for IPOB
The indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have won the trust and support of Southern Cameroon.

According to Daily Sun, a new pro-Biafra group, the Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL), has joined the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in its struggle for a sovereign state.

BNYL, according to its leader, Prince Robinson C. Obuka is a community-based organization of youths with headquarters in Bakassi Peninsula.

It was reportedly established on August 3, 2013 in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, following agreements by members and founders to uphold the unity of the various ethnic nations in the Bight of Biafra.

The group said it supported all the actions taken so far by IPOB on the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Already, IPOB has declared May 30 as a sit-at-home day to drive home its point and to further push for the unconditional release of its detained leaders, who are facing treason charges in a Federal High Court, Abuja.

According to an electronic message, "the BNYL believes in due process to freedom and especially due consultations and have assured the aggrieved people of Biafra that we will remain steadfast in the greater dream of achieving Biafra and would make sure the various ethnic nations stay focused"

Before throwing its weight behind IPOB, BNYL said it had begun grassroots mobilization in many towns of the coastal area and had expanded to the inland areas including the Igbo speaking territory who are majority tribe of Biafra.

In the past, the group said it had organised a congress with the Governing Council of former British Southern Cameroons in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State during which a declaratory speech in support of Biafra independence and Biafra-Southern.

 “Following the development, President of Southern Cameroons Youth League and Secretary General of the Organization of Emerging African States, Dr Ebenezer Dereck Mbongo Akwanga, a one time prisoner spoke with IBTIMES UK that Biafra-Southern Cameroon Coalition is a possibility as the people share similar culture and history.

“Another activist from Manyu division, Comrade Ashu Shamy, a former SUG President in Cameroon and co-founder of BNYL confirmed that his people and Cross Riverians are one and would never kick against Biafra,” the statement read.

It said the group has also held a congress in Ekukunela, Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State in honour of internally displaced natives of the Bakassi Peninsula last April.

Lottery winner Jane Park ‘betrayed’ after discovering new hunk she snapped herself in bed with has a secret girlfriend

Lottery winner Jane Park ‘betrayed’ after discovering new hunk she snapped herself in bed with has a secret girlfriend

LOTTO winner Jane Park feels “betrayed” after discovering a reality TV star who she went home with has a secret girlfriend.

Scottish hunk Brian Matthews posted pics with Jane in bed last weekend but is in fact dating fellow reality star Victoria Obahor.

A source said: “Brian had been comforting Jane over the past couple of weeks following the split from Sam Callahan.
Lottery winner Jane Park ‘betrayed’ after discovering new hunk she snapped herself in bed with has a secret girlfriend
“On Thursday 13th April he told her that he was single and was laying the charm on thick.

“It’s only Sunday night that Jane discovered he has been lying to her about having a girlfriend all along.

“Jane’s feels betrayed that not only did he take advantage of her being vulnerable after a split, but also lied about having girlfriend.”

Jane, who got engaged to Sam Callahan with a Haribo ring, was left devastated after the former X Factor contestant snogged another X Factor reject Soheila Clifford on a date in London last month.
Lottery winner Jane Park ‘betrayed’ after discovering new hunk she snapped herself in bed with has a secret girlfriend
After recently mocking Sam online she looked thrilled to get together with Glasgow born model and Kavalii nightclub boss Brian—before discovering his big secret.

CBN injects $280m into FX market, increases sale to BDCs

CBN injects $280m into FX market, increases sale to BDCs

As part of its efforts to sustain liquidity in the foreign exchange market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected $280 million into the market.

The apex bank has also announced on Tuesday that it would now sell $20,000 twice a week to licensed bureaux de change, a 100 percent increase from the previous $10,000 twice a week.

It also announced the opening of bids for offering $100m wholesale seven to 45 days forwards through the Deposit Money Banks (DMBs).

“A breakdown of the intervention shows that invisibles such as basic travel allowance, personal travel allowance, medical bills and tuition received $80 million, while the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) window received $100 million,” the apex bank said in a statement.

“Together with the wholesale bid auction, the bank sold $280 million into the market on Tuesday.”

Isaac Okorafor, the bank’s spokesman, confirmed the releases, saying the new window for SMEs would boost businesses through the importation of eligible finished and semi-finished items.

Okorafor explained that the CBN introduced the use of FORM X for the SMEs to ease the documentation challenges usually encountered by this category of businesses.

He said SMEs were allowed to purchase $20,000 per quarter on this arrangement.

Okorafor said all SME applicants must fill the form with a supporting application letter as well as beneficiary invoice and bank wire transfer.

He said eligible applicants must have operated their bank accounts for a minimum of six months.

On the sale of forex to BDCs, Okorafor explained that the decision was taken to ensure that the high volume demand by low-end users were met promptly.

He also said the apex bank would not tolerate unscrupulous actions from banks or their staff, and would not hesitate to bring serious sanctions on offenders.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 11 professors set to storm Washington DC for Biafra conference

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 11 professors set to storm Washington DC for Biafra conference

The writer whose words on the the issues surrounding feminism has a global attention, would be the keynote speaker at a conference tagged: " Remembering Biafra", scheduled to hold at the The George Washington University in DC.

George Washington University's “Remembering Biafra” conference will bring together scholars, activists, and humanitarians to examine the global impact of the Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967-70.

Speakers will be analyzing the war in terms of its impact on US-Africa relations, its influence on the modern politics of humanitarianism, and the legacies of decolonization.

To do justice to these issues raised alongside Adichie, are: Michael Aaronson, Douglas Anthony, Gloria Chuku, Anthonia Kalu, Chima Korieh, Cecelia Lynch, Brian McNeil, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Peter Redfield, Brad Simpson, Olufemi Vaughan; all professors of different fields.

The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 20.

Earlier George Onyeibe, the National Coordinator of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has said that nothing can stop the sit at home order that has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 30.

Onyeibe made the statement on Tuesday, April 11, while speaking to newsmen in Owerri, alongside representatives of IPOB.

He also alleged that the use of Sharia law to try their detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, would not be accepted, adding that it was a ploy by the Federal government to “Islamize” the country.

The IPOB chief said: "The right for self determination is bestowed on man by God as it is backed by the united nation constitution. Biafra has an agenda."

In a similar vein, the IPOB has called on its members to honour all 'fallen heroes' who died during the 1967 civil war.

The IPOB in a statement signed by its media and publicity secretary Powerful Emma said all those who died during war between 1967 and 1970 will be honour by the IPOB.

Emma said: "The 30th of May 2017 sit at home and heroes remembrance day will be 50th year of the divine declaration of Biafra by our eternal leader Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu who by the grace of God Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama announced the coming and independent state of Biafra which we are still on today."

The IPOB said 2017 remembrance for those who died during 1976 civil war will be an extra special one in its golden jubilee anniversary.

LIVE UPDATE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Leicester City - Atletico Madrid


The Foxes are a goal down going into the second leg of their quarter-final tie against the Spanish side at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City will host Atletico Madrid carrying the hopes of the Premier League at Europe's top table this evening.

The Foxes are a goal down going into the second leg of their quarter-final tie against the Spanish side at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester are England's last remaining representatives in the Champions League and will have to come from behind to seal their place in the last four.

Antoine Griezmann's penalty was the difference between the two sides at the Calderon - but can Craig Shakespeare's side overhaul the deficit on home turf?

You can follow all the action LIVE here.

TOWIE star Ferne McCann's boyfriend wanted for questioning over nightclub acid attack that left 20 with burn injuries

TOWIE star Ferne McCann's boyfriend wanted for questioning over nightclub acid attack that left 20 with burn injuries
According to Mirror Online the boyfriend of TOWIE star Ferne McCann is wanted for questioning after 20 revellers were left with burns in a nightclub acid attack.

Police say Arthur Collins, 25, should not be approached and anyone who sees him should call 999 immediately.

Ferne, 26, recently appeared on the front cover of OK magazine with Collins and spoke of her dreams of marrying the scaffolder .

Police say a corrosive liquid was sprayed over clubbers during an argument between two groups in the Mangle nightclub in Dalston, east London, early on Monday morning.

Two clubbers, aged 24 and 29, were seriously hurt in the attack and have been moved to a specialist burns hospital in Essex, where they are in a stable condition, the Metropolitan Police said.

A total of 20 people were left with burn injuries, the force added.

A Met Police statement said: "Arthur Collins, 25, of Hertfordshire, is wanted for questioning by police.

"Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact with investigators.

"He should not be approached by members of the public. If seen the public are advised to call 999 immediately."

Among those hurt was the cousin of ex-Premier League footballer Jamie O'Hara, who later described the attack as "sick".

"Then they started getting everyone out. At the time I didn't realise I had been attacked, I thought someone had dropped a cigarette on my foot but it was getting more red and stinging.

"It's just like a red circle round my toes, around the size of a 50p piece, it is more sore than if you burnt yourself, it is really stinging.

"It is scary because you just go out to have a good night and you realise how close it could have been to being a lot worse."

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The substance is yet to be identified, but it is believed to have been acidic.

There has been no arrests at this stage and enquiries are continuing.

Detective Inspector Lee McCullough, from Hackney CID, who is leading the investigation, said: "We now have 20 people suffering from the effects of an acidic substance being sprayed in a confined space in a busy nightclub.

"All have burn-related injuries. The noxious substance used has not yet been confirmed but samples retrieved from the scene have been sent for analysis.

"If you were there and saw anyone involved inside or leaving the nightclub, please get in touch."

'Facebook killer' Steve Stephens found dead after car chase

'Facebook killer' Steve Stephens found dead after car chase
Police say a man suspected of randomly shooting a grandfather on an Ohio street and posting video of the killing to Facebook has taken his own life.

Steve Stephens' car was spotted on Tuesday morning outside a McDonald's in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania.

State police gave chase and the suspect shot himself "as the vehicle was spinning out of control", police said.

Stephens, 37, shot dead Robert Godwin, 74, as the victim walked home from Easter lunch on Sunday in Cleveland.

The fugitive's mobile phone signal was last tracked on Sunday afternoon to Erie, 100 miles (160km) from where Mr Godwin was gunned down.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told a news conference: "We have closure in regards to the search for Steve Stephens."
'Facebook killer' Steve Stephens found dead after car chase

Pennsylvania State Police said that they had received a tip-off from an "alert citizen" shortly after 11:00 on Tuesday.

The suspect's white Ford Fusion car had been spotted in the car park of a McDonald's in Erie, near a local police headquarters.

State police pursued him for less than two miles before executing a tactic that involves ramming the rear of a vehicle to make it lose control.

"As the vehicle was spinning out of control from the PIT manoeuvre, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head," Pennsylvania state police said in a statement.

During the encounter there were no injuries to members of the public or officers, and Stephens was pronounced dead at the scene, added Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.

Pop Legend 'Investigated For Alleged Rape Of 14-Year-Old Virgin

British legend rapes teen

A British pop legend is reportedly being investigated for the rape of a 14-year-old girl. The attack allegedly took place in the 1970s after the girl, who was a virgin, was picked out from the front row of a concert by the solo star's bodyguard and invited back to a hotel.

The woman says she was plied with champagne before the assault, that has "affected" her entire life. The alleged victim, who describes herself as a "naive 14-year-old virgin" at the time, says she had been to see the singer in concert with some friends after being given free tickets.

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She told The Sun that she had never even "French-kissed" a boy at the time and that she couldn't understand the look on the star's face when he was "probably climaxing". Police are reportedly looking into the claims and she met with detectives last week.

It's alleged that the woman and her friends were invited to the singer's hotel the following day by a bodyguard who had spotted them giggling near to the stage.

The girls, 13 and 14 at the time, went along hoping to meet the pop star and get his autograph.

The woman, now in her 50s, says she was led to the balcony and offered a glass of champagne and took it to be "part of the crowd".

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She said: "Before I knew it, it was like an immobility had set in there and then. He had me down on the bed in one fell swoop.

"His gown was off. I was wearing a jumpsuit. He zipped it down and what had started as ­affectionate and safe, almost, was suddenly becoming painful and forceful, not comfortable."

The woman says she left the room before going back because she had forgotten to get his autograph.

And when she went back, she says the star cupped her face and promised to stay in touch.

She added that she only realised later when she was showering that she was covered in bruises and that she'd been traumatised for years over the incident that she was too scared to tell her friends and family members about.

She said what happened left her obsessed with the singer and unable to have normal relationships with men.

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An official probe was reportedly opened by police in 2014, but dropped six months later.

However, it was disclosed last month that a new prosecutor and investigating officer had been assigned to the case.

Baby Born With Stigmata Of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday in Yenagoa

Baby Born With Stigmata Of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday in Yenagoa

As EASTER has come and gone, it came with lots of surprises; both bad and good. But all events were not just surprised but a point of reflection.

It was reported in Yenagoa, Bayelsa journalist shot dead by unknown Gunmen at his Kpansia residence and event occurred about 5am Easter Sunday. Well, that's a bad surprise.

Another report from Vanguard, suggested that accidents occurred in Lagos which some passengers were burnt to ashes. Just like what happened to Deeper Life Church bus, also happened to a bus in Lagos.

Far away Asso Village in Southern Kaduna, people were greeted with Easter Eve massacre, depopulation, genocide and Fulani. Bloodshed was the order of the day. It was inhuman, devilish and worrisome.

So many events took place but the must surprising one also occurred in Yenagoa, Easter Sunday where a baby was born.
Well, it is an exciting one as it coincided with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. But not just that but the same baby was born with Stigmata Of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday in Yenagoa

According to source, the baby's palms have the mark of the nails, and that of the toes as if the newly born is Christ. Same to his head with the mark of crown of thorns that Jesus wore during crucifixion.

From same source but not yet confirmed, people are trooping in to see the baby in Yenagoa around Ebi's mechanic road in Amarata. The most amazing part which was noticed is anyone who is ill of any kind gets instant healing once the person carries the child.

This is really amazing and soul-reflecting. As at the time of filing our correspondent is out to get the information officially and it will be updated.

Violet Brown from Jamaica becomes world's oldest woman

Jamaica's Violet Brown becomes world's oldest woman
Last week, World's oldest woman Italian Emma Morano, died at the age of 117 (Read  Here) and immediately the titled of the oldest woman in the world went to
Jamaica's Violet Brown becomes world's oldest woman

someone else. The new holder of the title is117-year-old Jamaican; Violet-Mosse Brown otherwise known as Aunt V. She was born on March 10, 1900, which is 67 years before Jamaica was founded.

She has been a music teacher and church organist for over 80 years. After her husband's death in 1997, she took over his responsibilities and became a record-keeper for the local cemetery.

Her new title was confirmed by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness who congratulated Brown on the achievement on Twitter.

Brown became the world's oldest living person last week after the death of Italy's 117-year-old Emma Morano.

WOW! Blac Chyna steps out in head-to-toe animal print ensemble

Blac Chyna steps out in head-to-toe animal print ensemble
Blac Chyna stepped out in a head-to-toe Cheetah print ensemble as she headed to an office in Beverly Hills.
Blac Chyna steps out in head-to-toe animal print ensemble

Blac Chyna steps out in head-to-toe animal print ensemble

Members of Deeper Life church escape death as a bus conveying them bursts into flames in Lagos

Members of Deeper Life church escape death as a bus conveying them bursts into flames in Lagos
Deeper Life Bible Church members escaped being burnt to death Sunday as a rented LAGBUS conveying them from the Deeper Life camp to Lagos burst into flames. The church members were returning from the National Deeper Life Retreat, a four-day retreat which held at the Church’s  Conference Centre, at Km 42, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

As the bus got  to the  Otedola Bridge, Berger, Lagos, it went up in flames. Luckily, all the passengers were able to scamper to safety in time and though a number of them sustained injuries. No one died according to reports by PM News.

Officials of the Lagos State Fire Services and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA arrived the scene and restored order while the fire was put under control.

A witness told PM News that the bus was filled to capacity when it caught fire. According to him, several worshippers abandoned their loads as they escaped the inferno.

The source added that officials of the fire servicemen arrived on time to assist in evacuating the passengers from the burning bus.

After they were all off the bus, the worshippers gathered by the side of the road to pray and sing praises to God for the narrow escape.
Members of Deeper Life church escape death as a bus conveying them bursts into flames in Lagos

Members of Deeper Life church escape death as a bus conveying them bursts into flames in Lagos

Members of Deeper Life church escape death as a bus conveying them bursts into flames in Lagos

HEALTH WARNING: Sickle cell patients should avoid drug abuse, doctor warns

A consultant paediatrician at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, Samson Sule has advised sickle cell patients to steer clear of drug abuse.

Sule said this on Monday in Lokoja at the inauguration of an NGO, SAMVIC Eneche Health Trust Fund; a project of sickle-cell anaemia intervention.

According to him, sickle-cell is an inheritable, genetic and fatal disease which causes red blood cell disorders, classified as sickle cell anemia and which may lead to death, if not properly managed.

“Sickle cell disease (SCD) is not the end of life and not a dead sentence, if properly managed with adequate knowledge and support the patient will survive.”

The consultant, who delivered a special lecture on sickle-cell anaemia, also said adequate management could prevent patients from having frequent crisis.

“Once you have ‘S’ gene in your blood, you are a carrier of the sickle cell but not the disease itself; all the same, you must be careful in selecting your life partner.

“The SS genotype is due to the abnormal formation of sickle-shape cell, instead of the normal disc shape of the blood cells, ’’he said.

He, therefore, advised parents to know their status and encourage their children to do same.

“For parents who delivered sickle cell children; it is not the end of life, it can be managed through drugs, taking enough water, regular check-up, prompt treatment of injury.

“Sickle cell patients should also avoid drug abuse, indulging in traditional practices such as tribal mark, incision and circumcision,” Sule said.

Syria photographer takes action instead of pictures, picks up injured boy

Photographer Abd Alkader Habak captured this image of the bombing aftermath.
Every so often, a photograph cuts through the grim cacophony of the war in Syria and pierces viewers' hearts.

It happened in 2015 with an image of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, face down on a beach in Turkey, who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing the war.

It happened last year when a photographer captured little Omran Daqneesh sitting in an ambulance, his body bloodied and dusty after his home was bombed in Aleppo.

And it happened again last weekend, when a bomb hit a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian villages, killing 126 people.
Photographer and activist Abd Alkader Habak was there working and was briefly knocked out by the blast. When he came to, he began trying to help the wounded.

"The scene was horrible -- especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you," Habak told CNN. "So I decided along with my colleagues that we'd put our cameras aside and start rescuing injured people."

The first child he checked on was dead.

He ran towards another. Someone shouted at him to stay away -- the child was already dead, they said.

But he wasn't. Habak could see the boy was barely breathing.

He picked him up and began to run towards safety. His camera was still on, recording the chaos.
"This child was firmly holding my hand and looking at me," he said.

An image taken by another photographer, Muhammad Alrageb, shows Habak dashing towards an ambulance, the child and his camera in his arms.

Algareb said he also helped some of the injured but then began taking photos.

"I wanted to film everything to make sure there was accountability," he said. Also, he added, "I feel proud that there was a young journalist there helping save lives."

Habak said he left the injured boy, who must have been only 6 or 7, at the ambulance. He doesn't know if the boy survived.

Then he ran back to scene of the bombing to help others. He came across another child on the ground. This one, too, was dead -- one of 68 children killed in the attack.
After rescuing one boy,  Habak is overcome with grief beside the body of another victim.
After rescuing one boy, Habak is overcome with grief beside the body of another victim.
Overwhelmed, Habak collapsed.

An image, shot by another photographer, shows him on his knees sobbing near the boy's body.
"I was overcome with emotion," he told CNN. "What I and my colleagues witnessed is indescribable."

TURKEY REFERENDUM: Donald Trump congratulates Erdogan on poll win

Donald Trump congratulates Erdogan on poll win
Donald Trump has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in Sunday's referendum that gave him sweeping new powers.

In a phone call, the US president also thanked Mr Erdogan for supporting America's missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April.

In the poll, 51.4% of Turkish voters backed the changes.

Mr Erdogan rejected criticism from international monitors who said he had been favoured by an "unequal campaign".

"Know your place," he told the observers.

The narrow victory was ruled valid by Turkey's electoral body, despite claims of irregularities by the opposition.
Donald Trump congratulates Erdogan on poll win

Addressing supporters in the presidential palace in Ankara, Mr Erdogan said that Turkey did not "see, hear or acknowledge the politically motivated reports" of the monitors.

The result, he said, ended the debate on changing the constitution and creating an executive presidency, adding that the process of implementing the reforms would now begin.

He also said the country could hold a referendum on its long-stalled EU membership bid.
Additionally, Mr Erdogan said he would approve the death penalty if it was supported in a referendum or a bill was submitted to him through parliament. This would end Turkey's EU negotiations.

Earlier, Turkey's foreign ministry said the remarks by the monitors lacked impartiality. "Saying the referendum fell below international standards is unacceptable," it said in a statement.
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has demanded a recount of 60% of the votes. Its deputy head said the result should be annulled altogether.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) also challenged the vote.

Policemen, soldiers have failed us, says witness of fresh killings in southern Kaduna

SOUTHERN KADUNA KILLINGS: A man who witnessed the fresh killings in southern Kaduna says security personnel deployed in the area have been unable to bring the violence in the region under control.

In December, the federal government deployed troops to southern Kaduna to end the incessant attacks and killings, but the attackers have managed to strike on a number of occasions.

But speaking with TheCable on Monday, the individual, who pleaded anonymity, said the people may be forced to defend themselves.

He disclosed that the assailants struck in Asso village, Kagoma chiefdom, Jama’a local government, between 7pm and 8pm on Saturday.

Although he could not confirm the number of people that were killed, there are reports that 13 persons lost their lives in the latest attack.

“They were armed with AK-47 ‎riffles… they started shooting sporadically immediately they entered the village,” he said.

“I can’t tell of the number of people that were killed, but many sustained injuries from gunshots.

“The latest attack is an indication that the security agencies can no longer protect us. We are now left with no option than to defend ourselves since the soldiers and policemen deployed to ensure safety of lives and property have failed us.”

Nasir el- Rufai, governor of the state, condemned the killings and urged security personnel to redouble their efforts.

In a statement by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, the governor, extended his condolence to the families of the victims and charged security agents to redouble their efforts.

“Security agencies should redouble their efforts in fishing out those behind the killings, and act promptly on carefully vetted intelligence,” the statement read.

“The agencies responsible for emergency services have been directed to offer relief.”

The governor also requested support from communities to the security agencies.

“The Nigerian Army is set to commence a major operation tagged ‘Operation Harbin Kunama II’… communities should provide vital information that could aid a successful clampdown on elements responsible for the terror attacks on our citizens.”

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines
According to BBCNEWS Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm for the first time in the Philippines.
Details of the creature, which can reach up to 1.55m (5ft) in length and 6cm (2.3in) in diameter, were published in a US science journal.

The giant shipworm spends its life encased in a hard shell, submerged head-down in mud, which it feeds on.

Though its existence has been known for years, no living specimen had been studied until now.
Despite its name it is actually a bivalve, which is the same group as clams and mussels.

The "rare and enigmatic species", also known as Kuphus polythamia, is the longest living bivalve known to man, according to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

The team of scientists from the US, the Philippines and France recently found and collected five giant shipworms in Mindanao in a marine bay.

A video shows the scientists carefully cutting off one end of the shipworm's shell, before gently shaking it out. A long, slimy black creature is seen sliding out of the tube-like shell.

It belongs to the shipworm family, whose members are usually much smaller and burrow and feed on rotting wood.

The giant shipworm is unique not just for its size, but also for feeding on mud and marine sediment instead, using a type of bacteria.

It therefore has a much smaller digestive system compared to other shipworms.

The animal creates its own hard tube shell, made of calcium carbonate, by secreting a substance.

It also creates a hard cap to cover its head, which is re-absorbed by the giant shipworm when it wants to grow and burrow further into the mud, researchers said.

BILLY GRAHAM: Christ Is Our Comforter

The Return of the Lord - Today's Billy Graham's Daily Devotional

Welcome to Daily Devotional written by BILLY GRAHAM

TOPIC: Christ Is Our Comforter

TODAY: Tuesday 18 April, 2017

KEY VERSE: . . . realize that your heavenly Father will . . . give the Holy Spirit to those who ask for him. - Luke 11:13 (TLB)

Before He left His disciples, Christ promised that He would send a Comforter to help them in the trials, cares, and temptations of life. This word comforter means “one that helps alongside.” He is the Holy Spirit, the powerful Third Person of the Trinity. 

The moment you are born again, He takes up residence in your heart. You may not emotionally feel Him there, but you must exercise faith. Believe it! Accept it as a fact of faith! He is in your heart to help you. We are told that He sheds the love of God abroad in our hearts. He produces the fruit of the Spirit: “love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.” 

We cannot possibly manufacture this fruit in our own strength. It is supernaturally manufactured by the Holy Spirit who lives in our hearts!

Prayer for the day
Lord God Almighty, I praise You for Your Holy Spirit who guides and keeps me in all my ways.

An Ignorant Prayer - Pastor E.A. Adeboye

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

Pastor Adeboye - Open Heavens Devotional

TOPIC: An Ignorant Prayer

TODAY: Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Memorise: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Read: 1st Samuel 15:17-22(KJV)

17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel?

18 And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.

19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord?

20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.

22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Bible in one year: Numbers 5-6, Jeremiah 15:10-21, Hymn: Sing hymn 9

I have always admonished believers never to pray that God should humble them; this is an ignorant prayer. The truth is that God has given everyone the capacity to choose whatever he or she wants to do, and He will not interfere with our choices. For this reason, every man is responsible for his or her actions. Why is this so? This is because man, unlike other creatures, was created as an agent of free will. The Bible in Deuteronomy 30:19 says:
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”

The above passage of Scripture explains God’s attitude to man’s fall in the Garden of Eden. Although He had instructed Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, He did not try to stop them when they did eat it, even though He is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. His righteous nature would not allow Him to hold back the free will He had already given to them. However, they lived to bear the consequences of their choice to disobey God. 

In our Bible reading today, King Saul momentarily forgot the low estate he occupied before he was made the king of Israel. His forgetfulness caused him to think that he could flout the instructions given to him by the King of kings. He decided to listen to his human counsellors, and he began to rationalise the instructions God gave him. King Saul therefore became swollen-headed, and Prophet Samuel who anointed him as king became “old school” and “old fashioned” in his eyes. To him, there should be no ‘waste’; after all why destroy valuable fatted cows? 

Moreover, great kings would begin to pay tribute to him for sparing their lives. Contrast this attitude against his humble demeanour before he became king. He himself had once said in 1st Samuel 9:21:

“…Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? And my family the least of all families of the tribe of Benjamin? Wherefore then speakest thou so to me?

Remembering this, Prophet Samuel in 1st Samuel 15:17 said:

“….When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?”

May the Lord deliver his children from pride in Jesus’ Name. Our approach to humility should be heed the counsel of submission in today’s memory verse; the reason being that if we do not humble ourselves voluntarily and God has to do it, one could end up like King Saul, whom the Lord rejected from being king over His people (1st Samuel 15:26). May that not be your portion in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point
Father, I submit myself to Your Lordship. I will seek what You want, and what You hate, I will hate. Help me to stay truth to this commandment in Jesus Name.

Immorality - A sign of the end time - Dr. Paul Enenche

Welcome to Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional written by Pastor Paul Enenche

Pastor Paul Enenche - Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional

TOPIC: Immorality - A Sign Of The End Time

TODAY: Tuesday 18 April, 2017

SCRIPTURE:  Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. 1 Corinthians 6:18 (NIV)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Immorality is the sponsor of calamity; fornication is the foundation for destruction.
The Bible has made it clear that immorality is one of the epidemics that foster the destruction and extermination of a generation. It was the escalation of immorality in Sodom and Gomorrah that led to the wiping off of that civilization.
Immorality is the sponsor of calamity; fornication is the foundation for destruction.
The truth is, our generation has been plagued with the vice of immorality. If you switch on the television set, you will encounter immoral suggestions on almost every available secular channel. Today, you see half-naked ladies hovering all over the streets looking for people to seduce. Today, it is part of protocol duties for some government officials to arrange seductive ladies for top government executives and visiting dignitaries from outside their duty location and other countries. Today, it is common knowledge that perverse sexual conducts have been legalized in some parts of the world; man does not only have to commit immorality with a woman, but with his fellow man, likewise woman to woman; man to animal; matured adult with a little child, etc.
What a perverse generation! satan is out to set all manner of immoral traps for God’s children in this end time.
Beloved, to live carelessly in this generation is to end as a casualty of satanic weapons of destruction.
But you shall not be a casualty, in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: Immorality is the sponsor of calamity; fornication is the foundation for destruction 
1. Flee from sexual immorality or the appearance(s) of same. 
2. Build your spirit man with the Word of God in order to overcome the dominance of the flesh in you. 
3. Ask God daily for His grace at the place of prayer to overcome the schemes of satan in this end time.
PRAYER: O LORD, I ask for the grace to urgently flee all immoral appearances. I deflate the powers of the flesh in my life by the Blood of Jesus.  Grant me the grace, O LORD to say ‘NO’ to sin at all times, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING: Joshua 16:1 to 18:28, Luke 19:1 to 27, Psalm 87:1 to 7, Proverbs 13:11
QUOTE: The decency of your spirit affects the outcome of your destiny; to be correct at heart is to be correct in life. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche 
AMAZING FACT: The longest time between twins being born is 87 days.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 18/04/1876 - Daniel O'Leary completed a 500 mile walk in 139 hrs 32 min.