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Politics / Healing Stream Testimonies At Apostle Suleman’s ‘wonders Without Number’ June 20 by bestofnollywood: 2:01pm
At a recent prophetic service held by popular servant of God and General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, great testimonies were shared, ones that will help build believers’ faith and trust in The Lord, with all their heart, mind and soul.



While validating the effectiveness of miracles in the life of man during the service, Apostle Suleman affirmed that, even in the most unpredictable situations, nothing is impossible for Jesus to restore. He said in his lecture that, sometimes, while praying for a particular miracle for a long time, we lose hope and question whether it will happen. But when we put our trust in Jesus, He makes it happen at the right time.



A young man, Nkem, from Kaduna State, gave his testimony:

“I joined the OFM prayer platform from inception. I want to thank God for the uncommon favour and for healing me of kidney and liver infections. I called the platform center for prayers and applied the oil Papa had blessed on my body. To the glory of God, both kidney and liver infection disappeared; I have been confirmed to be medically okay. Thank you Jesus.”



Tracy from Russia says:

“I give God all the glory for healing me of strange rashes on my body. I tabled this issue to God on this prayer altar and also kept applying the oil blessed by Papa on my body. To my amazement, the rashes have disappeared without leaving any mark. Secondly, I am overjoyed because God has restored love and peace among my siblings.”



Dickson, a Cameroonian resident in Bahrain:

“In the month of March, 2024, my dreams were so polluted to the extent that I was afraid to even close my eyes. Papa raised a prayer about polluted dreams and since then I have not experienced it again. I thank God for my spiritual life, my prayer life and word study has improved a lot.”



Joy Oluebube from Nigeria:

“Papa mentioned my name and my case, specifically! I want to thank the God of ‘Wonders Without Number’. He said; “Joy Oluebube any arrow of death fashioned against you, be destroyed in Jesus name.” Indeed, God delivered me from an attack that would have taken my life. Thank you Jesus, my time has come!”



Yvette from United States healed of breast lumps:

“I always connect to Papa’s prayer for the sick. I was diagnosed with breast cysts, so I usually went to the hospital to withdraw the fluid. To the glory of God, on the 13th April, I touched my breast, looking for the lumps but lo and behold the lumps were nowhere to be found. They had disappeared.”



Alice from France:

“In February 2024, I sent in a prayer request for God to provide a good job for my husband in a good location. Glory to God, my husband has gotten a good permanent job in a wonderful location.”



Precious Chikamnele from Lagos:

“I want to thank God for miraculously exempting me from the list of those that were sacked in my office. Some of my colleagues rumoured that my name was included in the list but the God of Apostle Suleman disappointed all expectations. I give God all the glory.”



Lilian Cyril from Abuja:

“I joined WWN in December 2023 and since then my prayer life has changed. Papa, on the 19th of April, you said that someone is bleeding and you prayed for divine healing. I received my healing, to the glory of God, bleeding of one month stopped instantly. Thank you Jesus.”



Tsalach from Ghana’s heavy debt settled:

"I owed a huge amount (school fees). But since we joined this family, that has been a thing of the past, the school fees of my brother and I are being paid on time through miracle money.”



Israel from Edo State:

“I am grateful to God for healing me of ulcer pains after joining 'Wonders Without Number' prayer on 15th April 2024. Thank you Jesus for healing me.”



Apostle Suleman pontificates that, as Christians, we pray because we believe God is listening and that He will answer our petitions according to His perfect plans. Therefore, believers need to advance in their spiritual discernment and sensitivity. “With every decision in life, God is trying to get our attention. If we could develop a constant awareness of His presence, our life will be more meaningful.”


Source:

https://applesbite.com/healing-stream-testimonies-at-apostle-sulemans-wonders-without-number-june-2024-service/

Politics / Royal Iwere Foundation Grants Scholarships To 27 Children In Warri Kingdom by bestofnollywood: 7:35pm On Jun 10
To advance access to educational opportunities for children in underserved communities within the Warri Kingdom, Ogiame Atuwatse III, Olu of Warri, and Olori Atuwatse III’s Royal Iwere Foundation (RIF), have partnered with Valley Stream British Academy (VAB), Sapele, to provide 27 children of primary and secondary school enrollment age with 3-6-year scholarships.

This partnership exemplifies a strong commitment from RIF and VAB to cultivate future leaders who will contribute to the socio-economic advancement of the Warri Kingdom and impact the global landscape.

Speaking on the importance of the RIF Scholarship Fund, Olori Atuwatse III stated, "The agency to transform our country and continent is education. We understand how critical it is for our children to access quality developmental education. This is why we invest robustly in education at the Royal Iwere Foundation to ensure the potentials of marginalized communities, especially the riverine, are not sidelined. I also applaud the management and staff of the Valley Stream British Academy, Sapele, for supporting this vision to nurture great minds regardless of their backgrounds."

"I also use this opportunity to encourage more educational institutions across primary, secondary, and tertiary levels to partner with us, as over 20 million children are out of school according to the UNESCO Global Education Report, and we have many more lives to impact. RIF is resolute in its mission to empower and nurture great minds in the Warri Kingdom because these children are the leaders of tomorrow, and tomorrow is almost here. Let's equip them for it.”

The RIF Scholarship Fund is an initiative under the Education Project pillar of the Royal Iwere Foundation, the humanitarian arm of the Warri Kingdom Monarchy. This pillar has been described as a catalyst for positive change and has created educational pathways through projects such as the Teachers Training Programme, Teach For RIF, Love Gardens, STEM Hub Boot Camp, Story Time with Mama Iwere, and Raising Royalty Academy. These initiatives aim to help riverine children and youths in underprivileged communities of the Warri Kingdom achieve their academic goals and contribute to the socio-economic advancement of Warri Kingdom, Delta State, and Nigeria at large.

The RIF Scholarship Fund works closely with community leaders, parents, and partner schools to provide comprehensive support across primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of education. Since its inception, it has impacted 43 beneficiaries: 22 at the primary level, 18 at the secondary level, and 3 at the university level. The beneficiaries, ranging in age from 9 to 25, include 19 males and 21 females across 15 communities in Warri. The annual net worth of the scholarships is currently valued between ₦150,000,000 and ₦200,000,000.

The primary and secondary levels of the RIF Scholarship Fund provide 3-6 years of quality education to underprivileged children aged 9-13 in reputable South-South Nigerian schools. The multi-layered program identifies underserved communities, invites pupils for assessment tests, and offers a 6-8 week boarding program with dedicated teachers, a custom curriculum, and support from child therapists and medical practitioners. The fund wraps up with scholarship exams and onboarding for successful pupils who undergo medicals and complete documentation before starting their new schools. Beneficiaries also join RIF's Raising Royalty Academy, gaining access to summer camps, leadership coaching, and development programs for global opportunities.

The Royal Iwere Foundation (RIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering the people of the Warri Kingdom for a brighter future. RIF is committed to effectively tackling obstacles and vulnerabilities that could hinder the Kingdom’s continuous development and its capacity to compete internationally through targeted SDG-oriented initiatives. For inquiries about RIF’s projects, please contact the foundation directly.



https://applesbite.com/olu-of-warri-olori-atuwatse-iii-provide-scholarships-to-27-riverine-children/

Business / Agusto & Co Upgrades WEMA Bank’s Rating To Bbb+ With ESG Score Of 2 by bestofnollywood: 8:02pm On Jun 07
Following its strong 2023 financial performance, Wema Bank, Nigeria’s foremost innovative bank and pioneer of Africa’s first fully digital bank, ALAT, has received an upgraded rating from Agusto & Co, validating the Bank as Bbb+ rated with an ESG Score of 2 and confirming a stable outlook for the Bank.

Agusto & Co is a Pan-African credit rating agency and leading provider of industry research and knowledge in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.

By upgrading Wema Bank’s rating from BBB to BBB+, Agusto has confirmed that Wema Bank is of stable financial standing and more equipped than ever to keep fulfilling its duties as a commercial bank with National authorization.

This development is unsurprising as Wema Bank’s financial strength is reflected in the Bank’s FY 2023 Audited Financial Report. Among the outstanding results achieved by Wema Bank was a 196% increase in Profit Before Tax (PBT) from N14.75bn to N43.59bn translating to higher pre-tax return on average equity (ROE) and pre-tax return on average assets (ROA) from 21.5% to 43.9% and 1% to 2.1% respectively. The Bank also recorded a 220.4% increase in Profit After Tax (PAT) from N11.21bn to N33.66bn, 70.63% increase in Gross Earnings from N132.30bn to N225.75, 53.64% increase in Loans disbursed from N521.43bn to N801.10bn, a reduction in cost-to-income ratio (CIR) from 80.1% to 64.4% due to significant earnings growth despite economic fluctuations and 220.53% increase in Earnings per share from N87.2 to N279.5, among other indices....




https://applesbite.com/agusto-co-upgrades-wema-banks-rating-to-bbb-with-esg-score-of-2/

Entertainment / Asiwaju Of Remo Christians Choir Festival 3.0 by bestofnollywood: 7:01pm On May 25
His Excellency, The Senator, Otunba Engr. Gbenga Daniel, the esteemed Asiwaju of Remo Christians and chief promoter of the prestigious annual choir festival, has announced the third installment of the Asiwaju of Remo Christians Choir Festival 3.0. This annual celebration of choral excellence is set to take place on Sunday, June 16, at the International Ecumenical Worship Centre, “ABRAHAM TABERNACLE,” located on Oba Erinwole Road, G.R.A, Sagamu. This year’s theme, “Messiah My Father,” promises a spiritually uplifting experience.

The Remo Christians Choir Festival originated 16 years ago as part of the annual family thanksgiving program of Otunba Engr. Gbenga Daniel. It has since evolved into a prominent national event. Otunba Daniel established the Abraham Tabernacle to honor God and immortalize his late father, His Grace, Most Revd. Abraham Adebola Daniel, JP (1916 – 2011). The festival’s mission to preach the gospel through music and enhance the quality of church singing is encapsulated in its motto: “Improving the art of singing in our churches.”...





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Politics / Otunba Gbenga Daniel Denies Using The Compass Newspaper Against Tinubu by bestofnollywood: 7:49am On May 24
Former Ogun State Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel has addressed the motivations behind establishing The Compass newspaper, refuting claims that it was intended to oppose Senator Bola Tinubu. In a recent interview with a national newspaper, Daniel discussed these misconceptions and highlighted the extensive developmental work undertaken during his tenure, much of which he felt was underreported.

Reflecting on the media environment during his governance, Daniel stated, “I took over from a newspaper mogul, Chief Olusegun Osoba, and I was not expected to get good press. The sympathy was really not with me; it was with my predecessor. People thought I would crash within a few weeks.”

Facing persistent negative press, Daniel felt compelled to create a media outlet to accurately document and publicize his administration’s achievements. He emphasized that the establishment of The Compass was a strategic move to counteract biased media coverage rather than a tool for political vendetta. “We needed to have a platform to also record what we were doing. We did a lot of work that people still do not know,” he explained...


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Politics / Gbenga Daniel Advocates For Tax Reforms To Boost Economy by bestofnollywood: 8:59am On May 23
Former Governor of Ogun State and current Senator, Otunba Engr. Olugbenga Daniel, has underscored the necessity for government subsidies in the power sector following the removal of petrol subsidies.

He proposed that effective management and strategic support are essential to stimulate economic growth and enhance Nigeria’s infrastructure.

Daniel emphasised the importance of government involvement in supporting public goods, drawing comparisons to the Chinese model of economic diplomacy.

He explained that many Chinese companies, which have made significant inroads into African markets, benefit from substantial government ownership and support. This model, Daniel suggested, could offer valuable lessons for Nigeria as it seeks to revitalise its power sector and broader economy.

"Let’s look at the Chinese model.When the Chinese finally decided to open up and all these companies flooded Africa, what many people don’t know is that even those companies that claimed to be privately owned, there is virtually none of them that is not government that has majority shares. They let them do the business but government is the owner of majority shares. I’m not so sure anyone is running without the government having about 51% shares. So, they opened up but it is guided economic diplomacy and they are there to help those companies. That is why it’s not difficult for many of those companies to enter into market that otherwise belonged to Western Europe and the US because of that support," he said.

Reflecting on his tenure as Governor, Daniel reiterated his belief that while the government should not run businesses, it has a critical role in facilitating and supporting private enterprise.

"In fact, what I said when I was Governor was that yes, government has no business in business, but government has a responsibility to support business because, if you ask government parastatals and agencies to run businesses, they just don’t know how to run them. So they have no business in running business, but government has a responsibility to support and facilitate business."

He highlighted the multiple tax burdens faced by Nigerian companies, which operate in challenging environments with inadequate power, security, and infrastructure.

The former governor noted that companies like Nestlé and Nigerian Breweries, which have historically been profitable, are now declaring losses. In contrast, sectors like banking and telecommunications, which do not engage in traditional production, continue to thrive. This discrepancy, according to him, calls for a more supportive environment for productive industries.

"Companies are operating in a very, very hostile environment: no power, no security. So an average company must organise its own power, its own security, its own waterworks, its own access roads in some instances. So it’s already quite a hostile location for them to operate. Then, when you now think that this is a company and you begin to tax them, indiscriminately, it’s a disincentive.

"Without any doubt, we know the sectors that are making money are not many in this country, we know them. And they are not really productive sectors. I can explain this to you. What is the production in the banking system? So they are making money. What’s the production in telecoms? It is the air that transmits and as the air is transmitting, they are charging. So they are making money. They use artificial intelligence and stuff like that. Proprietary right is what we are paying for. No production because production is the most difficult thing to do. But there is virtually no company in production in Nigeria today that is making money."

Daniel commended the current administration’s efforts to harmonise the tax regime, which he believes will provide much-needed relief to the private sector.

Expressing optimism about Nigeria’s future, the senator representing Ogun East at the national assembly voiced his confidence in President Bola Tinubu’s administration and his extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, suggesting that this unique background equips him to navigate the complexities of Nigeria’s economic landscape effectively.

"But the summary is that we have in this administration somebody who knows where the shoe pinches, somebody who has a background of the private sector and experience in the public sector, and somebody who also has gone through the mills and the grills.

"Late Tai Solarin said ‘may your road be rough’ I think that when you look at the trajectory of our president, he has gone through everything. So he knows what to do, and when you have somebody like that at the helm of affairs, he cannot afford to fail and I don’t see how he’s going to fail.

"So I have absolute confidence that this administration will continue to turn around the fortunes of our country and I know that at the end of the day, our country will be better for it," he said.



Source:

https://applesbite.com/otunba-gbenga-daniel-makes-case-for-tax-reforms-to-boost-nigerias-economy/
Politics / Re: Bright Wonder Obasi's Faith Based Movie "CHAINS" In Cinemas, August 16" by bestofnollywood: 11:02am On May 22
Gospel Cinema International Brings the Love of God to Cinemas with Faith-Based movie CHAINS-No Longer A Slave



Popular Christian Word and Music Ministers like, Apostle Anselem Madubuko, Onos Ariyo, Solomon Lange, Chioma Odimba (Ccioma), Flora Solomon Lange, Apostle Tayo Christian, Naomi Mac Paladini, Anne Ekueme, Jayclef Adewale, Henry Ned, Gideon Ibeabuchi, all featured in a Gospel Cinema International’s ground-breaking faith-based movie, CHAINS- No Longer A Slave, written, produced, and directed by ace movie producer and director Bright Wonder Obasi.


CHAINS movie, which wrapped principal photography in August 2023 in the city of Abuja Nigeria, is an inspiring and emotional drama/thriller set in the 21st century Gospel Music ministry and the music industry worlds. With an engaging and thought-provoking storyline, CHAINS explores the theme of God’s overwhelming love that will leave the 99 and go in search of one lost soul, dissecting the internal struggles of pursuing one’s dream in a world that often challenges their beliefs and faith.



It tells the story of a Gospel Artiste on a journey to balance his Music Ministry and the realities of the music industry, putting at risk all he's built over the years, while battling a moral disease common to all humanity, but determined to live no longer a slave.



The movie was filmed with high-end film equipment and locations, forging a collaboration of professional expertise and spiritual consecration, and stars a number of popular Christian Word and Music Ministers.

According to the writer, producer and director of Chains movie, Bright Wonder Obasi, “Films and the media industry has been utilized across ages to shape the culture and norms of societies. Films have become more influencers of norms and values in the society than even the Sunday School classroom. Every content is designed to drive an AGENDA; hence the reason we have to be Intentional. And since darkness is the absence of light, then the problem with the world is never the darkness, but the bearers of the light who have refused to shine the light, especially in the market place, so the darkness might give way. If people knew how much God loves them, and the extent He would go to ensure that they have a good life, they most definitely will be drawn to Him and love Him. CHAINS is a highly spiritual movie that has come as a beacon of light at such a time as this, to stir up a revolution in the film industry, bringing the love of God to cinemas, and seeding the emergence of more Christ-centric films in main stream distribution; both cinemas and streaming platforms.


CHAINS movie, which is distributed by Silverbird Distribution, will have its Nigeria premiere in Abuja and Lagos, before commencing its theatrical run across cinemas in Nigeria from August 16, 2024. Afterwards, the movie will commence a tour across Africa, The US, UK, Canada, and more.


CHAINS movie is a production of Gospel Cinema International, a Christian Film Ministry, focused on motion picture evangelism, through the production and distribution of movies, TV series, documentaries, media contents in general for the purpose of praising God, inspiring Christians, evangelizing the unsaved, and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the earnest expectation of creation eagerly awaits the manifestation of the sons of God therefore, God’s children must arise to establish the Kingdom Culture even in main stream distribution.



Gospel Cinema International is on a mission to power an ecosystem that will support Christian Filmmakers to uphold the truth of God’s word, and shine the light in a drowning morally decaying society, through motion pictures, and also create wholesome entertainment for the Christian community.



The support of the Christian faith community will power this, and the time is Now!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWhwq9-EbtM?si=2ioEI1wJZPc9syAt

CHAINS - No Longer A Slave (Official Trailer)


Its partner on the project, High Definition Film Studio, with over 12 years of experience, is renowned for its exceptional technical prowess, artistic vision, and consistency in delivering visually stunning, emotionally captivating, and societally transformational films, including If I Am President, and Broken.



For inquiries or partnership, kindly contact:

Gospel Cinema International via

Email: gospelcinemaint@gmail.com

Phone: 08171152769

Visit: www.gospelcinemaint@gmail.com

Follow: @gospelcinemaint on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates.


bestofnollywood:
A Gospel Music Artist sets out on a journey to balance his Music Ministry and the Realities of the Music Industry, putting at risk all he’s built over the years, while battling with a moral disease common to all humanity, but determined to live no longer a slave.

That is the story of this ground-breaking faith-based movie, CHAINS- No Longer A Slave, written, produced, and directed by ace movie producer and director Bright Wonder Obasi.


A Gospel Cinema International movie, CHAINS wrapped principal photography in August 2023 in the city of Abuja Nigeria. An inspiring and emotional drama/thriller set in the 21st century Gospel Music ministry and the music industry worlds; with an engaging and thought-provoking storyline, CHAINS explores the theme of God’s overwhelming love that will leave the 99 and go in search of one lost soul, dissecting the internal struggles of pursuing one’s dream in a world that often challenges their beliefs and faith.


Filmed with high-end film equipment and locations, forging a collaboration of professional expertise and spiritual consecration, and stars a number of popular Christian Word & Music Ministers, including: Apostle Anselem Madubuko, Onos Ariyo, Solomon Lange, Chioma Odimba (Ccioma), Flora Solomon Lange, Apostle Tayo Christian, Naomi Mac Paladini, Anne Ekueme, Jayclef Adewale, Henry Ned, Gideon Ibeabuchi, and many more.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWhwq9-EbtM?si=2ioEI1wJZPc9syAt

CHAINS - No Longer A Slave (Official Trailer)

According to the writer, producer and director of Chains movie, Bright Wonder Obasi, “Films and the media industry has been utilized across ages to shape the culture and norms of societies. Films have become more influencers of norms and values in the society than even the Sunday School classroom. Every content is designed to drive an AGENDA; hence the reason we have to be Intentional. And since darkness is the absence of light, then the problem with the world is never the darkness, but the bearers of the light who have refused to shine the light, especially in the market place, so the darkness might give way. If people knew how much God loves them, and the extent He would go to ensure that they have a good life, they most definitely will be drawn to Him and love Him. CHAINS is a highly spiritual movie that has come as a beacon of light at such a time as this, to stir up a revolution in the film industry, bringing the love of God to cinemas, and seeding the emergence of more Christ-centric films in main stream distribution; both cinemas and streaming platforms.


Distributed by Silverbird Distribution, CHAINS will have its Nigeria premiere in Abuja and Lagos, before commencing its theatrical run across cinemas in Nigeria from August 16, 2024. Afterwards, the movie will commence a tour across Africa, The US, UK, Canada, and more.


CHAINS movie is a production of Gospel Cinema International, a Christian Film Ministry, focused on motion picture evangelism, through the production and distribution of movies, TV series, documentaries, media contents in general for the purpose of praising God, inspiring Christians, evangelizing the unsaved, and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the earnest expectation of creation eagerly awaits the manifestation of the sons of God therefore, God’s children must arise to establish the Kingdom Culture even in main stream distribution.



Gospel Cinema International is on a mission to power an ecosystem that will support Christian Filmmakers to uphold the truth of God’s word, and shine the light in a drowning morally decaying society, through motion pictures, and also create wholesome entertainment for the Christian community.



The support of the Christian faith community will power this, and the time is Now!



Its partner on the project, High Definition Film Studio, with over 12 years of experience, is renowned for its exceptional technical prowess, artistic vision, and consistency in delivering visually stunning, emotionally captivating, and societally transformational films, including If I Am President, and Broken.



For inquiries or partnership, kindly contact:

Gospel Cinema International via

Email: gospelcinemaint@gmail.com

Phone: 08171152769

Visit: www.gospelcinemaint@gmail.com

Follow: @gospelcinemaint on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates.

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Politics / Bright Wonder Obasi's Faith Based Movie "CHAINS" In Cinemas, August 16" by bestofnollywood: 9:02am On May 22
A Gospel Music Artist sets out on a journey to balance his Music Ministry and the Realities of the Music Industry, putting at risk all he’s built over the years, while battling with a moral disease common to all humanity, but determined to live no longer a slave.

That is the story of this ground-breaking faith-based movie, CHAINS- No Longer A Slave, written, produced, and directed by ace movie producer and director Bright Wonder Obasi.


A Gospel Cinema International movie, CHAINS wrapped principal photography in August 2023 in the city of Abuja Nigeria. An inspiring and emotional drama/thriller set in the 21st century Gospel Music ministry and the music industry worlds; with an engaging and thought-provoking storyline, CHAINS explores the theme of God’s overwhelming love that will leave the 99 and go in search of one lost soul, dissecting the internal struggles of pursuing one’s dream in a world that often challenges their beliefs and faith.


Filmed with high-end film equipment and locations, forging a collaboration of professional expertise and spiritual consecration, and stars a number of popular Christian Word & Music Ministers, including: Apostle Anselem Madubuko, Onos Ariyo, Solomon Lange, Chioma Odimba (Ccioma), Flora Solomon Lange, Apostle Tayo Christian, Naomi Mac Paladini, Anne Ekueme, Jayclef Adewale, Henry Ned, Gideon Ibeabuchi, and many more.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWhwq9-EbtM?si=2ioEI1wJZPc9syAt

CHAINS - No Longer A Slave (Official Trailer)

According to the writer, producer and director of Chains movie, Bright Wonder Obasi, “Films and the media industry has been utilized across ages to shape the culture and norms of societies. Films have become more influencers of norms and values in the society than even the Sunday School classroom. Every content is designed to drive an AGENDA; hence the reason we have to be Intentional. And since darkness is the absence of light, then the problem with the world is never the darkness, but the bearers of the light who have refused to shine the light, especially in the market place, so the darkness might give way. If people knew how much God loves them, and the extent He would go to ensure that they have a good life, they most definitely will be drawn to Him and love Him. CHAINS is a highly spiritual movie that has come as a beacon of light at such a time as this, to stir up a revolution in the film industry, bringing the love of God to cinemas, and seeding the emergence of more Christ-centric films in main stream distribution; both cinemas and streaming platforms.


Distributed by Silverbird Distribution, CHAINS will have its Nigeria premiere in Abuja and Lagos, before commencing its theatrical run across cinemas in Nigeria from August 16, 2024. Afterwards, the movie will commence a tour across Africa, The US, UK, Canada, and more.


CHAINS movie is a production of Gospel Cinema International, a Christian Film Ministry, focused on motion picture evangelism, through the production and distribution of movies, TV series, documentaries, media contents in general for the purpose of praising God, inspiring Christians, evangelizing the unsaved, and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the earnest expectation of creation eagerly awaits the manifestation of the sons of God therefore, God’s children must arise to establish the Kingdom Culture even in main stream distribution.



Gospel Cinema International is on a mission to power an ecosystem that will support Christian Filmmakers to uphold the truth of God’s word, and shine the light in a drowning morally decaying society, through motion pictures, and also create wholesome entertainment for the Christian community.



The support of the Christian faith community will power this, and the time is Now!



Its partner on the project, High Definition Film Studio, with over 12 years of experience, is renowned for its exceptional technical prowess, artistic vision, and consistency in delivering visually stunning, emotionally captivating, and societally transformational films, including If I Am President, and Broken.



For inquiries or partnership, kindly contact:

Gospel Cinema International via

Email: gospelcinemaint@gmail.com

Phone: 08171152769

Visit: www.gospelcinemaint@gmail.com

Follow: @gospelcinemaint on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates.

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Foreign Affairs / Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Unveils Lekki Aviation Town by bestofnollywood: 3:50pm On May 19
In a spectacle of jubilation and festivity, Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD made a resounding mark on the real estate landscape with the grand launch of Lekki Aviation Town in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. The unveiling took place within the confines of the estate, blending urban sophistication with the charm of a vibrant neighborhood.

The event, graced by esteemed personalities including traditional rulers, dignitaries from government parastatal and renowned celebrities, saw Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD ambassadors, 9ice, Nancy Isime, Small Doctor, Iyabo Ojo, and Anita Joseph, taking center stage as the faces of the brand, adding a touch of glamour to the occasion.

Adding to the allure of the festivities, the presence of popular Fuji musician, The Ibile master in person of Sefiu Alao and King Saheed Osupa, infused the atmosphere with rhythm and melody, enhancing the celebratory ambiance.

Hon. Dr. Audullahi Saheed Mosadoluwa, the visionary CEO of Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD, delivered an impassioned opening speech, articulating his mission in developing Lekki Aviation Town, Granville Estate and Majestic Bay Estate by Harmony Gardens and reaffirming the company's commitment to delivering properties of unparalleled quality. Assuring prospective buyers, he emphasized the authenticity of the company's titles, instilling confidence in their investments.

Amidst a plethora of activities aimed at creating unforgettable memories, the day held additional significance as it marked the birthday of Hon. Dr. Audullahi Saheed Mosadoluwa. The celebration took place in grand style at his residence, where discussions were held about the progress of various partnerships, including the Seyi Vodi-tagged Vodi Cottage, NancyVille Estate, and the recently finalized Maitakobi Emirate.

During the event, it was announced that these three projects would feature prominently in the upcoming Lekki Aviation Town grand launch. Additionally, the Seminar on Bridging the Housing Deficit in Nigeria, scheduled for July 2, 2024, was highlighted. This seminar will gather 7,000 industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss solutions for the country's housing challenges.

The event not only showcased the grandeur of Lekki Aviation Town but also underscored Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD's unwavering dedication to redefining secured, affordable luxury living in Nigeria's real estate landscape. As the sun set on a day filled with joy and revelry, the promise of a bright future for Lekki Aviation Town shimmered on the horizon, beckoning investors and homeowners alike to embark on a journey of opulence and prosperity.


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Politics / Coalition Of PDP Youth Wing Of Delta South, Central Unit Stakeholders Forum Writ by bestofnollywood: 8:35am On May 16
It is with a heavy heart that we write this letter to the leadership of our dear party which we have been loyal to for decades.

We sincerely appreciate the dogged contribution of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa in the emergence of the current Executive Governor of Delta State as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and also his eventual emergence as the Executive Governor at the 2023 General Elections. This feat should have made Okowa to assume the status of an Elders Statesman in Delta State .

Ironically, this has not been the case since he handed over on May 29, 2023, as he has been carrying out clandestine activities to truncate and Jeopardise the activities of the current Governor Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori. This was evident in the choice of Members of his Executive Council where he nominated almost everyone across the 25 Local Government Council of the State.

The Local Government Elections is here and he has imposed his cronies on not only the Executive Governor Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, but also the good people of Delta as it is normal that the Ruling Party in the State will eventually win all Local Government Areas in the forthcoming elections.


It is quite sad that he has turned himself into a Nebuchadnezzar of some sort simply because he feels entitled as the man who brought Sheriff Oborevwori into power but who brought him to power between 2015-2023 never did that to him.

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Crime / Police Arrest First Bank Manager, Adeniyi Talabi, Over Alleged N650.8m Fraud by bestofnollywood: 2:41pm On May 15
The Osun State Police Command has arrested one Adeniyi Talabi, a manager at one of the First Bank branches in Osogbo, for allegedly embezzling N650.8 million from 35 customers. The command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, detailed that Talabi executed the fraud through false pretenses and an illicit transaction method known as “proof of funds.”
Opalola confirmed that Talabi had been suspended by First Bank and that the investigation is ongoing. Upon completion of the investigation, Talabi and his accomplices will face charges in court.

The official statement from the police read: “The Osun State Police Command, in its efforts to eliminate criminal activities, has arrested Adeniyi Sunday Talabi, 47, a resident of Army Barracks Area, Kelebe, Iragbiji Road, Osogbo. Talabi, a former manager at one of the First Bank PLC branches in Osogbo, is accused of fraud, obtaining money under false pretenses (OBT), conversion, and stealing a total of N650,850,000 through an illegal product known as ‘proof of funds,’ involving 35 victims.”

The statement also highlighted that Talabi had been suspended by First Bank Nigeria Plc and reassured residents of the command’s dedication to eradicating crime in the state. Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Umar, reiterated the commitment to making Osun State inhospitable to criminals.


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Politics / Adron Homes Pays Tribute To Mothers Everywhere On Mother’s Day by bestofnollywood: 4:45pm On May 12
In every corner of the home, a mother’s love abounds, whispered lullabies and gentle, soothing sounds enveloping all within their reach. Such sentiments echoed in a heartfelt tribute by Adron Homes as they celebrated Mother’s Day, acknowledging the profound impact of maternal love and care.

In a poetic ode shared by Adron Homes, the essence of motherhood was beautifully encapsulated. “She’s the heartbeat of the household, the light that leads the way,” the tribute began, painting a vivid picture of the maternal figure as the guiding force in family life. With tender care and boundless grace, mothers tend to every need, planting seeds of kindness and ensuring hearts can feed.

The tribute continued to highlight the multifaceted role of mothers, portraying them as the keepers of secrets, the source of endless cheer, and a steady beacon of love that dispels every fear. Through laughter and tears, mothers stand by their loved ones, offering warmth, understanding, and a safe haven for confiding.

“At Adron Homes, we honor mothers, their unwavering devotion, their selfless acts of love, a testament to emotion,” the tribute affirmed. Recognizing the immense influence mothers have on shaping homes and communities, Adron Homes extended heartfelt cheer to their staff, clients, and partners, wishing that the love of mothers always remains near.


As Mother’s Day unfolded, the hashtags #AdronCelebrateAllMother, #HappyMother’sDay, #Mother’sLove, and #AdronIsTheBiggest echoed across social media platforms, amplifying the message of appreciation and gratitude for the mothers who enrich lives with their love and sacrifice.


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Politics / Owner Of Mainland Oil And Gas Prince Chris Odinaka Igwe Opens Fire on Dog in VGC by bestofnollywood: 4:29pm On May 12
The serene VGC Estate was rattled by gunfire as a confrontation between residents escalated into a dangerous situation. Princess Joylin Mateno Ohoro, a resident of VGC Estate, found herself at the center of the chaos when an early morning dog-related incident spiraled out of control.

According to Princess Joylin Mateno Ohoro’s account, the altercation began innocuously enough with a minor car issue outside her residence. As she awaited her business partner, Mr. George Ezenwa, for a scheduled appointment, a simple car battery malfunction delayed their plans. However, when her dog unexpectedly followed Mr. Ezenwa outside the premises, a passerby’s reaction triggered a chain of events.

The individual, identified as Prince Chris Odinaka Igwe is the owner of PEACE MALL VGC and Mainland Oil and Gas Ltd.

Prince Igwe had reportedly panicked at the sight of the dog and stumbled, leading to a fall. Seemingly incensed by the incident, Prince Igwe returned shortly thereafter with an armed companion, unleashing a volley of gunshots towards Princess Joylin Mateno Ohoro’s property. The situation escalated further when Princess Joylin Mateno Ohoro’s young son unwittingly emerged from the house during the gunfire, adding to the already fraught circumstances.

Despite desperate pleas for calm from Princess Joylin Mateno Ohoro, Mr. George Ezenwa, and concerned neighbors like Mr. Henry Nelson, Prince Igwe allegedly continued to threaten violence, even menacingly vowing to target other dogs in the neighborhood.

Adding to the gravity of the situation, Prince Igwe is identified as a prominent figure within the VGC community, being the owner of PEACE MALL VGC and residing at P47a, Road 12, off Road 3, VGC Estate. This revelation underscores the need for swift and decisive action to address the escalating tensions within the estate...

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Career / Re: Serwaa Amihere Foundation Launches Initiative To Empower Widows by bestofnollywood: 8:04pm On May 09
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Serwaa Amihere Foundation Launches Initiative to Empower Widows and Disadvantaged Children Through Vocational Training


The Serwaa Amihere Foundation is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of marginalized individuals, including widows and children. Through their annual Red Roses Christmas and Charity event, they offer essential support and opportunities to young widows, single mothers, and disadvantaged children, empowering them to build a better future for themselves.


The foundation’s initiative to establish vocational training centers across Africa has received acclaim for aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This effort underscores the foundation's strong commitment to providing young widows and disadvantaged children with valuable skills and resources for self-sufficiency, as emphasized by Miss Serwaa Amihere, a Ghanaian broadcast journalist and news presenter.

Her focus on fostering partnerships among African organizations and corporate institutions has been recognized as inspirational. Collaboration is seen as essential in addressing the challenges faced by youth throughout the continent, and the foundation's proactive approach to building a thriving society for children has been highly praised.

The introduction of ‘The Serwaa Amihere Vocational Centre’ is viewed as a commendable step towards offering practical support to women, enabling them to take charge of their lives and the well-being of their children. This approach embodies the principles of empowerment and leadership, laying a solid foundation for the future.

Nigerian Poet and ECOWAS Youth Ambassador Dr. Godspower Oshodin, applauds the Serwaa Amihere Foundation for their dedication to uplifting marginalized communities and creating opportunities for a brighter future. Their work exemplifies the values of compassion, empowerment, and social impact.

















Politics / Otunba Gbenga Daniel Makes Case For “buy Nigeria” To Strengthen Naira by bestofnollywood: 6:59pm On May 09
His Excellency, The Senator, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has emphasized the critical need for Nigeria to prioritize domestic production and consumption as a means to bolster the nation’s economy and strengthen the Naira, Apples Bite Magazine reports. Addressing guests as the keynote speaker, Thursday, May 9, at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, at the Fish-For-Life Conference convened by the Fish-for-Life Foundation, a platform for dialogue and collaboration towards empowering Nigerians through digital skills training and mass self-employment opportunities, as convened by Dr. Ope Banwo.

Senator Daniel drew instances from the industrial revolutions of China and the technological advancements of India, he underscored the transformative power of focused economic policies. “After the first and second world wars, it was clear that industrial revolution was the way forward for the world,” he remarked, highlighting China’s strategic shift towards industrialization and India’s embrace of the ICT revolution as pivotal moments in their respective histories.

Reflecting on his visit to India, Senator Daniel vividly recalled the stark differences in automobile sightings between the two nations. “I counted just about three Mercedes Benz in one hour,” he shared, contrasting the abundance of SUVs in Nigeria with India’s emergence as an ICT powerhouse.

“Nigeria is the largest populated in Africa,” Senator Daniel emphasized, lamenting the nation’s reliance on imported goods and the adverse impact on the economy. He pointed out the exorbitant costs associated with importing products like wigs and the subsequent price fluctuations in industries such as air travel....




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Politics / Senator Gbenga Daniel Attends 20th Anniversary Ebumawe Of Ago-iwoye by bestofnollywood: 5:11pm On May 08
Senator Otunba Engr Gbenga Daniel, FNSE, FAEng, joined esteemed traditional rulers and dignitaries at the grand finale of the 20th anniversary commemoration of HRH Oba AbdulRazak Adenugba, the revered Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye. The vibrant event took place at the illustrious WOSAM Arena Hall in Ago-Iwoye on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024.

The presence of Senator Gbenga Daniel, a figure of national prominence renowned for his dedication to development initiatives, added an aura of significance to the occasion. His Excellency’s attendance underscored the importance of preserving cultural heritage and fostering unity among communities.

Against the backdrop of colorful festivities and cultural displays, guests were treated to a spectacle that highlighted the rich history and customs of Ago-Iwoye. Traditional music, dance, and ceremonial rites filled the air, creating an atmosphere of joy and reverence.

In his address, Senator Gbenga Daniel lauded the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye for his steadfast leadership and contributions to the progress of the community over the past two decades. He emphasized the importance of cherishing cultural identity and heritage as pillars of societal cohesion and progress.


The grand finale of the anniversary celebration served as a testament to the enduring bond between Ago-Iwoye and its traditional ruler, as well as a reaffirmation of the commitment to preserving the rich tapestry of Nigerian culture.

As the festivities drew to a close, attendees departed with a renewed sense of pride in their heritage and a shared determination to continue the legacy of unity and progress championed by HRH Oba AbdulRazak Adenugba and the Ago-Iwoye community.




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Politics / How Sir Anike Hope Is Restoring Hope To Nigerians Through His Holdingcore NGO by bestofnollywood: 5:04pm On May 08
According to recent data, a significant proportion of the population in Nigeria live below the poverty line, struggling to meet basic needs such as food, shelter, and healthcare. The causes of poverty in Nigeria are multifaceted, ranging from economic mismanagement and corruption to inadequate infrastructure and social inequality. However, in the midst of the gloom, and despondency Holdingcore Foundation is restoring hopes, and giving Nigerians families reasona to smile through charity, Apples Bite Magazine reports.

At the core of Holdingcore’s mission is a steadfast commitment to empowering lives. Through a range of targeted programs and initiatives, the foundation is not merely providing handouts, but rather, facilitating sustainable change from within communities. From business finance support for budding entrepreneurs to food giveaways for the most vulnerable, Holdingcore is addressing the multifaceted layers of poverty with strategic interventions.

One of the key pillars of Holdingcore’s success lies in its holistic approach to empowerment. Recognizing that education is the cornerstone of progress, the foundation invests in the future by providing scholarships and educational tools to deserving students. Simultaneously, they equip adults with the necessary skills and resources to establish thriving businesses through their empowerment tools program, fostering economic independence and resilience.

Moreover, Holdingcore’s innovative initiatives, such as the Free Car Empowerment Program for ride-hailing services and the Migrant Work Program, are not just about providing opportunities but also about igniting potential. By leveraging technology and adapting to the evolving needs of the workforce, the foundation is empowering individuals to chart their own course towards financial stability and success.


Behind the remarkable impact of Holdingcore NGO Foundation is the visionary leadership of Sir Anike Hope and his family. Their unwavering dedication and philanthropic spirit have not only shaped the foundation’s mission but have also inspired a community of volunteers and supporters who share their commitment to positive change.

As we reflect on the profound impact of Holdingcore in Nigeria, it becomes evident that their work transcends charity; it embodies empowerment in its truest form. By empowering the innermost portions of society, Holdingcore is not only transforming lives but also reshaping the narrative of what is possible in the fight against poverty.


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Politics / Ex-fcmb Manager Gets 121-year Jail Term Over Diversion Of Customer’s N112m by bestofnollywood: 10:03pm On May 04
The high court in Anambra has sentenced Nwachukwu Placidus, a former First City Monument Bank (FCMB) branch manager, to 121 years imprisonment.

The ex-banker was jailed on Friday for diverting a customer’s funds estimated at over N112 million for his personal use.

The Enugu zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Placidus in March 2018 on a 16-count charge bordering on forgery, stealing and obtaining by false pretence.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.


“Nwachukwu Placidus between February 2009 and November 2014 in Onitsha, Anambra State within the jurisdiction of the Anambra State High Court of Nigeria with intent to defraud obtained the sum of (N112,100,000) One Hundred and Twelve Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira only, from Idemili Microfinance Bank under the false pretence that you have placed the said money in a fixed deposit account with First City Monument Bank PLC for it, which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence,” one of the charges read.

The EFCC presented four witnesses and tendered several relevant documents which were admitted in evidence.


Idemili Microfinance Bank LTD, the complainant, alleged that Placidus was handed the funds as the branch manager of FCMB in Onitsha, for a fixed deposit.

However, the microfinance bank said the FCMB branch in Onitsha denied receiving the funds when it was time for withdrawal.

Delivering the judgement, S. N. Odili, the presiding judge, held that “the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt” and sentenced the convict to nine years imprisonment on count three, four years on count four and nine years on counts five to 16 respectively.


The judge ordered Placidus to refund the N121 million fraudulently obtained from Idemili Microfinance Bank.

He was discharged on counts one and two. The sentences shall run concurrently.




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Politics / Ijaw Elders Condemn Tompolo's Insatiable Lust For Money And Control by bestofnollywood: 1:25pm On May 03
The All-Ijaw Elders Forum has condemned, in strong terms, the self-serving and relentless pursuit of wealth and dominance constantly exhibited by Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo.

The statement released May 3 was jointly signed by regional representatives of the forum including, Prof. Johnstone Salolomo, representing Bayelsa, Elder Alabo Senebe from Delta, High Chief Christmas Ekiyor from Rivers state, Chief Powede Kubor from Edo, and Deacon Chief (Engr.) and Hon. Oliver Clarkson representing Ondo.

They described Tomopolo’s inordinate adventure as a growing threat to the unity and welfare of the Ijaw people.

"We have watched curiously over the past 27 years how the insatiable lust for money and power of one man- Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) has driven the Ijaw Nation into needless bloodshed with our neighbours both on land and water, and also against the Federal Government in the guise of the Niger Delta struggle," the Forum expressed in the release.

The Forum further asserted, "Truth be told, Tompolo has never fought for the freedom of the Niger Delta or the Ijaw Nation but for his personal enrichment and aggrandizement."

“Since the end of the Armed Struggle, only Tompolo has really benefitted and not the Ijaw Nation. President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan became Vice-President and eventually President because he fits the profile of the person President Olusegun Obasanjo was looking for as Vice to President Yar'Adua not necessarily as a result of the Niger Delta struggle.

“Tompolo has continuously oppressed other Ijaws from Delta to Akwa Ibom because he is only interested in himself and Gbaramatu.

“In 2015, in Delta State, when it was time for the Ijaws to provide a deputy governor, Tompolo ensured that it was his cousin and right-hand man in the defunct MENDGbaramatu- Bar. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro emerged as deputy to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

“In 2023, Tompolo ensured that his cousin Emomotimi Guwor from Gbaramatu emerged as the speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly. This is with the intention of Emomotimi emerging as the next governor of Delta State in 2031.

“Just recently, Tompolo ensured that another of his cousins and younger brother to the immediate past deputy Governor Dr. Dennis Otuaro emerged as the Presidential Amnesty Boss. One begins to wonder if this is the meaning of the Ijaw struggle.

“Currently, Tompolo and another Ijaw from Gbaramatu enjoy the Pipeline Surveillance Contract in Delta, Bayelsa, and Rivers State. As if that is not enough, Tompolo is presently at loggerheads with a company from another ethnic group to take their own share of the surveillance contract hoodwinked gullible Ijaws that it is an Ijaw struggle.

“Tompolo's Tantita is owing community workers over 7 months of salary, yet he wants to take another company's contract.

“In the last two years, how many stakeholders in the Itsekiri axis, Urhobo axis, and Ilaje axis do Tantita pay money to? Why will you burn vessels when you could have handed the oil thieves to the federal government? Who has been jailed in this period of your operation since you said you are arresting oil thieves?

“We wish to let Tompolo know that we are not fools and if he thinks he has put a wool over our eyes, we want to let him know that the wool has fallen off and we can now see clearly.

“It is obvious that Tompolo can never get enough. He is never satisfied. Give him one thing, and he will go for another. Just as stated in the Bible in Proverbs 30:15-16, there are three things that are never satisfied, four never say, “Enough!”: "The grave, The barren womb, The earth that is not satisfied with water. "
Tompolo can never say enough.

“It is high time Tompolo realise that he cannot continue to use the Ijaw Nation to trade his personal business and then put all of us in the line of fire because he feels he is heavily armed as recently demonstrated in Okuama....



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Celebrities / Paul Tao: Celebrating The Great Maestro At 70! by bestofnollywood: 11:57pm On May 02
Paul Morayo Tao Elshaddai is an icon in the Nigerian music industry, a maestro whose dedication to his craft spans decades. His mastery of the 12-string guitar stands as a testament to his unparalleled talent, having graced countless collaborations with musicians both locally and internationally.

Once a renowned Juju musician, now an Evangelist, Ebenezer Obey bestowed upon him the fitting moniker “Morayo,” acknowledging his exceptional prowess.


Approaching his 70th birthday on June 29th, 2024, the Nigerian music scene gears up for a grand celebration at the prestigious Civic Center in Lagos. This occasion not only marks a significant milestone in his life but also serves as the inaugural event for his foundation, dedicated to supporting aging musicians and instrumentalists who may find themselves lacking financial security in their later years.

The event promises to be a heartfelt tribute to the often unsung heroes of the industry—the instrumentalists who labor tirelessly behind the scenes. Awards of excellence will be presented, shining a spotlight on their invaluable contributions to the rich tapestry of Nigerian music.

Paul Tao Elshaddai is unwavering in his commitment to bringing this trifecta event to fruition, fortified by divine assistance, ensuring a celebration that will be etched into the annals of music history—a celebration of a life and legacy that has touched countless hearts and inspired generations.


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Politics / Allegation Against PINL, Olu Of Warri, Baseless, Malicious, Says CODAFA by bestofnollywood: 11:03am On May 02
A group known as Children of Drivers and Fishermen Association (CODAFA) has debunked the allegations levied against the Warri monarch, His Majesty, Ogiame, Atuwatse lll CFR.

In a press statement signed and made available by the National President of the Association, Romeo Diden and Secretary, Blessing Okotie, the duo described the allegations by the faceless group on the Pipeline Surveillance Contract awarded to Ogiame Atuwatse lll CFR by the Federal Government as baseless, malicious and defaming aimed to bring disrespect to the prestigious throne.

According to the statement, the faceless group , the Niger Delta Stakeholders Forum (NDS) is being sponsored and fed with false accusation, that, Pipelines Infrastructures Nigeria Limited (PINL), owned by the Olu of Warri, Ogiame, Atuwatse lll CFR does not have a workforce that commensurate with the contract therefore, the monarch pockets billions of naira.

The group alleged that, "PINL is handling the largest pipelines surveillance contract in the region, without a workforce.

The Olu handles over 80% of the surveillance contracts, while Tantita, owned by Tompolo handles less than 20%, and has a workforce of over 25, 500 operatives and numerous subcontractors".

Diden described the allegation against the monarch as a wicked act by some individuals to cause dis-affection and division in the kingdom while describing it as dead on arrival.

He advised those behind the baseless accusation to desist from such act and noted that the reverend monarch has empowered a lot of people in the kingdom irrespective of tribes including non indigenes.


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Properties / Adron Celebrates Worker's On May-day by bestofnollywood: 10:46am On May 01
"Happy International Worker's Day to all our exceptional staff, valued clients, and esteemed partners!

Your dedication and contributions are the heartbeat of our success. Today, we celebrate you and all your hard work.

Thank you for being the driving force behind our achievements. Here's to a day filled with appreciation and recognition!"

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Politics / Re: Day Of Reckoning Inevitable For Public Office Holders Says Otunba Gbenga Daniel by bestofnollywood: 11:08am On Apr 26
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Properties / Adron Homes Hosts Media Partners For Business Outlook 2024 Event by bestofnollywood: 11:10pm On Apr 25
Adron Homes,a prominent real estate firm in Nigeria, hosted its Media Partners on Sunday, April 21, 2024, under the theme “Adron Media Partners Business Outlook 2024”. The venue for the event was The Event Centre, Agidingbi, Lagos State, and it saw the participation of over 100 media partners. The primary objective of the gathering was to facilitate networking opportunities and to showcase the company’s forthcoming plans and projects. Additionally, it aimed to provide insights into real estate market strategies for the upcoming year, along with discussions on property trends and market insights.

During the event, Adron Homes emphasized its commitment to delivering high-quality and affordable housing solutions to cater to the needs of its customers. The collaboration with media partners enabled extensive coverage and dissemination of information regarding the company’s future projects and initiatives.

A highlight of the event was the crowning of Mr. and Miss ADRON Media Partners 2024, who were each awarded cash rewards of N250,000 and a plot of land at selected locations. The runners-up received cash rewards of N100,000 and half plots of land...


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Politics / Six UBA Branches Sealed Over Alleged Tax Evasion by bestofnollywood: 9:20pm On Apr 24
The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) has taken action against six branches of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), sealing them off amidst allegations of evading approximately N14 million in taxes.

Reports from Apples Bite Magazine affirm that the operation was executed following repeated non-compliance by the bank’s management, despite receiving numerous notices from the revenue service.

Led by Barrister Aysha Muhammad, the Board Secretary and Legal Adviser of KADIRS, the team, accompanied by security agencies, carried out the sealing of the branches.

Explaining the legal basis for the action, Barrister Aysha Muhammad cited Section 104 of the Personal Income Tax Act, emphasizing that KADIRS is empowered by the court to recover the sum of N14,367,322.20k, representing tax arrears from 2019 to 2021. Additionally, a distress cost of N250,000 is owed by the bank.

Despite these developments, the UBA management in Kaduna has remained silent, declining to comment on the seal off when approached by correspondents.

This proactive stance by KADIRS underscores the importance of tax compliance for businesses operating within the state, sending a clear message that tax evasion will not be tolerated.

She said KADIRS “In exercise of the powers vested in it by Section 104 of the Personal Income Tax Act, is authorised by the court to collect and recover the sum of N14,367,322.20k, being arrears of tax due from 2019 to 2021 from the above named agent/organization whose place of business is in Kaduna.”

She added that a distress cost of N250,000 is also owed by the bank.

The bank has yet to react to the seal off and its management in Kaduna declined comment when contacted by our correspondent...


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Politics / An Icon Of Service: NATCOM Boss, Otunba Adejare Adegbenro's Leadership Legacy by bestofnollywood: 4:42pm On Apr 24
In the intricate mosaic of Nigeria's societal fabric, Otunba Adejare Adegbenro stands as a beacon of commitment, resilience, and service.

Born on March 6th, 1973, in Lagos, he draws from a lineage steeped in political legacy, being the grandson of the late Premier of Western Region, Alhaji Daudu Sooroye Adegbenro. Raised in a family that values service to the community, Otunba Adegbenro has carved his path as a distinguished figure in Nigerian society.

The culmination of his familial heritage and dedication to community service was marked by his installation as the first Otunba Laje of Owu Kingdom in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

This historic event, which took place on January 20th, 2018, under the auspices of His Royal Majesty Oba Olusanya Dosunmu II, traditional ruler of Owu kingdom, reinforced Otunba Adegbenro's deep-rooted ties to his cultural heritage and commitment to uplifting his people.

Beyond his traditional titles, his influence extends globally, with his appointment as High Commissioner by the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC), where he spearheads foreign special missions aimed at preventing illegal migration and human trafficking. This appointment is a testament of his reputation as a renowned security expert and industrialist, whose expertise transcends national borders.

In his role as the acting Director-General of the National Commission against the Proliferation of Arms, Light Weapons, and Pipeline Vandalism (NATCOM), Otunba Adegbenro has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to combating threats to national security. His vast experience in security consultancy and supply of security gadgets has positioned him as a pivotal figure in Nigeria's security landscape.

However, Otunba Laje of Owu Kingdom's contributions extend beyond the realm of security.

Through his foundation, the Otunba Adejare Adegbenro Foundation (OAAF), he channels his resources towards uplifting the less privileged in society. With initiatives ranging from the provision of boreholes to communities lacking access to clean water, to scholarships for deserving students, he exemplifies the spirit of philanthropy and communal solidarity.

Reflecting on his journey, Otunba Adegbenro once acknowledged the challenges he has faced, from navigating the complexities of entrepreneurship to confronting societal stereotypes.

Yet, through it all, he remains resolute in his commitment to service and upliftment. His philosophy, rooted in faith and compassion, drives him to make a tangible difference in the lives of others, regardless of obstacles encountered along the way.

Otunba Adejare Adegbenro stands as a testament to the power of leadership, resilience, and unwavering dedication to the common good. In him, Nigerians find not only a visionary leader but a compassionate steward of progress, whose impact reverberates far beyond the shores of his homeland...

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Politics / Day Of Reckoning Inevitable For Public Office Holders Says Otunba Gbenga Daniel by bestofnollywood: 7:50pm On Apr 22
Otunba Gbenga Daniel, senator representing Ogun East and former Governor of Ogun State, in a soul-searching sermon at the Love of Christ Generation Church’s Family Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, April 21, urged public office holders to reflect on the reality that their time in office is finite and that they will ultimately be held accountable for their actions and decisions, whether they served with excellence or fell short of expectations, Apples Bite Magazine reports.

Speaking in a sermon titled; “The Test of Faith,” Senator Daniel urged leaders to exercise caution and integrity during their tenure, reminding them that their actions in office would ultimately speak for them. Drawing from recent events, he cited the ongoing hounding of a former governor after his tenur in office.

He said what they do in office will speak for them afterwards, using his own encounters with the EFCC as an example. That he voluntarily surrendered because he was sure he did not abuse the office. That Governors should stop living like God when they are in power, but to do everything they can to give the maximum happiness to the greatest number of people.

Senator Daniel pointed that his 11 years currible of trials and tribulation was his own test of fire and tribulation, from which he has come out and emerged victorious. He noted that people should be prepared to face their own tribulations and when they come out of it they have nothing else to fear again, just as he doesn’t have any fear.

He quoted the Biblical story of Job during his own trials, cited Abraham who looked for a child for several years and got one in his old age and he was again requested to bring that child for sacrifice and he obeyed, until God came to the rescue with a ram.

Amidst the turmoil, Senator Daniel revealed the unwavering support of his wife, Yeye Olufunke Daniel.

He recounted the moment he informed her of his arrest, only to be met with her resolute response: “Wherever they’re taking you, we’re going together!”

According to the former governor, Yeye Daniel’s steadfast support and unwavering faith were evident throughout the eleven-year trial, during which she refused to celebrate her own birthday until her husband was acquitted of all charges.

“Yeye said, ‘I’ll not celebrate any birthday until you’re set free. We live together, I know you’ll not touch state money; unless you are spending your money for the state. So whatever they do, God will save you.’

“So for those eleven years until last year when I was discharged of any crime, Yeye refused to celebrate her birthday,” the former governor revealed.

The well-attended birthday celebration not only honored Yeye Daniel’s milestone but also served as a testament to the enduring love, resilience, and solidarity shared between the esteemed couple, Senator Gbenga Daniel and Yeye Olufunke Daniel.

The former governor has admonished political leaders to be cautious and not allow the positions they occupy to get into their heads.

While taking his lessons from the book of Daniel, Chapter 3, Otunba Daniel cited the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, the three Jewish men thrown into a fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylon for refusing to bow to the king’s image.

“The Bible told us that those people who actually obeyed the king to do evil got burnt. But for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, the fiery furnace didn’t touch them, which amazed Nebuchadnezzar. Even the king later agreed that there is a son of God that is powerful than any other human being,” he stated.

The senator reminded the public office holders that their terms are tenured for a maximum of 8 years so they should be circumspect while holding office because their own day of reckoning and judgment too shall come.

“For me, I have no fears anymore because my own trials and tribulations had come and I passed the test,” Otunba Daniel said.


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https://applesbite.com/day-of-reckoning-inevitable-for-public-office-holders-otunba-gbenga-daniel-preaches-in-sunday-sermon/

Politics / "You Must Overcome The Need To Be Liked," Says Apostle Suleman by bestofnollywood: 1:39pm On Apr 22
If you have always been a people pleaser and always try your best to be liked by everyone, and do not like it when people are mad at you and always your mouth shut and letting people do and say whatever and walk all over you, Apostle Johnson Suleman has a word for you.

The servant of God at the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) worldwide warns you should never try to make people like you. “Deal with fear,” he instructed in his latest homily. “The person who already likes you doesn’t need it, and the person who dislikes you doesn’t deserve it,” declares the ‘Restoration Apostle, warning that you risk being overwhelmed by anxiety and fear if you desperately need to be liked by others to be happy.

“It is fear. Fear is so terrible that it takes some components to crush fear; love, power and sound mind, including courage. To be free from fear, guard what you hear. When the devil throws fear at you, gather yourself and respond in faith,” Apostle Suleman lectures.

There are people who are incapable of saying no to other people; they struggle terribly to overcome the need to be liked by other people. But Apostle Suleman’s warning suggests the keyword to be ‘need’. It indicates that it’s perfectly okay to ‘want’ to be liked by other people. However, issues arise when it becomes a need, because you would do all sorts of dumb things just to crave acceptance in order to be liked. The famous preacher says the need to be liked by other people can only compound the problem by breaking your commitment to yourself.

It doesn’t matter if that means ignoring your values, lying to yourself, or pretending to be someone you’re not; as long as it results in you being well-liked by others, it sounds good to you. But Apostle Suleman points out the result: “Jesus Christ and other great people in world’s history never achieved the impossible goal of being universally liked. These exceptional people lived their truth regardless of whether or not everyone liked them,” he asserts, instructing that you’re better at focusing on living your truth than trying to be liked by others.

People will dislike you because of how you look, dress and talk. People will avoid you or pretend to fall asleep when you’re talking, for reasons you may never know. But, Apostle Suleman cautions you to commit to consistently living who you really are because, he says, if you don’t, no matter who you are, you will always say yes to people who don’t like you for whatever reason...


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https://applesbite.com/you-must-overcome-the-need-to-be-liked-says-apostle-suleman/

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Politics / Itsekiri Leaders Accuse INEC Of Disrespect For Court Judgment by bestofnollywood: 10:16am On Apr 20
Eminent Itsekiri leaders have voiced strong objections against the proposed execution of the delimitation and review of Warri Federal Constituency by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in a press conference convened in Warri, Delta State, April 19.
The leaders, in a statement signed by Chief Robinson Ariyo, the Egogo of Warri Kingdom, on behalf of the concerned Itsekiri leaders highlighted concerns of selective justice, gross disrespect for court judgments, marginalization, discrimination, and oppression by INEC.
The leaders began by referencing a 2022 Supreme Court judgment (SC/413/2016) which ordered the review of Wards in Warri Federal Constituency. They emphasized that the judgment was based on constitutional provisions, mandating INEC to review state constituencies every 10 years. However, they noted that INEC's response to the judgment had been swift yet superficial, lacking proper adherence to court orders.

Central to their argument was the contention over the ward structure in Warri South Constituencies 1 & 2. They alleged that INEC had maintained an illegal ward structure for over two decades despite court rulings declaring it unconstitutional. The leaders cited various legal proceedings and judgments dating back to 1997, where INEC was instructed to adhere to the original 10-ward structure but had failed to comply.

Furthermore, they accused INEC of manipulating stakeholder meetings and ignoring fundamental rights, pointing to discrepancies in meeting minutes and INEC's failure to address longstanding legal issues. The leaders highlighted INEC's repeated promises to comply with court orders, which had yet to be fulfilled.

The conference also criticized INEC's decision to isolate Warri for review, despite constitutional obligations for constituency delimitation nationwide. They argued that singling out Warri for review was unjust and ignored the presence of Itsekiri people in other areas.

In conclusion, the Itsekiri leaders urged INEC to dismantle the illegal ward structure and engage in a fair and transparent review process. They warned of potential further legal action if INEC failed to address their concerns adequately.
The press conference saw the participation of prominent figures from the community, including; Ojoye Oma Eyewuoma, the Ologbotsere of Warri, Ojoye Johnson Amatserunleghe, the Iyatserere of Warri, and Ojoye Gabriel Awala, the Uwangue of Warri.
Others are Ojoye Anthony Onuwaje, the Otsodi of Warri, Ojoye Brown Mene, the Ogwa-Olusan of Warri and Ojoye Robinson Ariyo, the Egogo of Warri.


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https://applesbite.com/itsekiri-leaders-accuse-inec-of-selective-justice-and-disrespect-for-court-judgments-in-warri-constituency-review/

Politics / Versatile Broadcaster Adebayo Faleke Bags Oyo State Tourism Awards by bestofnollywood: 10:34pm On Apr 18
It is indeed honour due for the versatile broadcaster Dr.Adebayo Faleke (kaakaki Olodumare)as he was recently honoured by Governor Seyi Makinde at the Oyo International Tourism Summit 2024, for his Special Contribution to Oyo State Tourism in Radio, Television and Online category at an event hosted in Ibadan the capital city of Oyo State.

Faleke is a multi-talented communicator, who has over the time carved a niche for himself in entertainment industry. His areas of specialization includes; broadcasting,movie production,tourism,media marketing,political analysis, music production and promotion etc

He has also been a very strong voice advocating tourism development in Nigeria and in Oyo State in particular.
He is a strong advocate of making tourism sector a means of revenue and employment generation for oyo state and Nigeria at large.

His radio programme, 'people and places' on Fresh FM Nigeria owned by Dr Yinka Ayefele where he also doubles as Group Marketing Manager fresh fm Nigeria as well as General Manager, Tiwantiwa Radio, a Yoruba arm of the Fresh FM is dedicated to promotion of tourism and how it can be profitably harnessed.


The award ceremony held on the 17th of April 2024, at the prestigious International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, is an event to reward contributors to the visibility of tourism in the State and to encourage them to do more for the highly lucrative industry.


https://applesbite.com/versatile-broadcaster-adebayo-faleke-bags-oyo-state-tourism-awards/

Politics / Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila And The Campaign Of Calumny Against Him by bestofnollywood: 1:46pm On Apr 11
The political landscape can be a treacherous one, especially for those in positions of power like Rt. Hon Femi Hakeem Gbajabiamila, who has faced backlash and detraction since his days as Speaker for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. However, it is important to note that his rise to this highly revered position was not by accident, but rather through sheer hard work and dedication. As a seasoned lawmaker, Femi knows the politics of the country like the back of his hand, having previously held positions as both the minority and majority leader.

Unfortunately, Femi's success has also made him a target for those who seek to soil his name and reputation. However, as the Yoruba proverb goes, "Ibaje Eniyan Oda ishe Oluwa Duro," meaning the destruction of humans does not stop the work of God. Despite the efforts of his detractors, Femi has continued to stay afloat and his image and personality have continued to spread like wild fire.

Last year, Femi was announced as the Chief Of Staff COS by President Tinubu, which seemed to reignite the plot of those who waged war against him during his time as Speaker. They used certain sections of the media to malign him and called him many unprintable names in a bid to ensure he was dropped by the President. However, to the chagrin of his detractors, Femi received a vote of confidence from his boss who disclosed that he is with him regardless of what anyone is saying. With such assurance from President Tinubu, his detractors were once again shamed and they recoiled back into their cocoon.

When Femi consummated his numerous projects in Surulere Local Government, which consisted of a hospital, recreation center, hall of residence at the University of Lagos, roads, and more, those who loved to amplify bad news kept mute as if it were not important. They failed to hold other politicians who have never attracted a single project to their constituency accountable by calling them out. But for Femi, quality representation, dedication, stewardship, and delivering the dividend of democracy were the things he signed up for and as the Representative of Surulere constituency, he upheld it with much gusto.

Despite the attempts to downplay his achievements as Speaker and now as COS, Femi has told those who wish to hear that what many say about him does not define who he is and he has developed a thick skin over the years. Instead of going low with his enemies, he shut them up with hard work. Femi believes that no matter how long lies dominate, the truth will catch up with it and reveal itself.

While his detractors went on a brief hiatus, it seems they have resumed and are trying hard to complete what they started by sponsoring some media jingoism claiming the COS arrested one journalist who was doing an investigative report over the repatriation of some funds and properties from former Presidential Aide; TUNDE Sabi’u. According to an interview granted by the arrested editor; he claimed that; Gbajabiamila told Tunde they were going to remit only 20% to the coffers of the government and the rest funds running into milllions of Dollars will be siphoned. The statement didn't only come as a big joke to those in the know, but it also came as a shock as to how someone could make such accusations without verifying.


First, the COS is not the EFCC chairman or works in the Police to determine a fraud case, and the repatriation of such funds, if need be, is not in his purview as there are relevant authorities that will take charge and ensure transparency. While some have amplified the said fake news targeted to bring the COS down, some who are rational enough know it's just a mere campaign of calumny and hate backed with vendetta. However, Femi is wary of taking any action that could be misconstrued, as he does not want public outrage and emergency freedom fighters to say he is using his office and position to silence detractors or those critiquing him.

Nonetheless, Femi Gbajabiamila will not allow this to pass and will go after anyone who peddles false information about him. In conclusion, we are confident that when Femi returns from Hajj, where he is performing his religious duties, he will set the record straight and do everything within the scope of the law to clear his name, which is worth more than gold or silver.

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https://applesbite.com/rt-hon-femi-gbajabiamila-and-the-campaign-of-calumny-against-him-by-oladapo-sofowora/

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