Three suicide bombers blow themselves at University of Maiduguri

Three male suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies, gained entry into the premises of University of Maiduguri at the early hours of Friday .

In an attempt to enter the female hostels, they were intercepted by security operatives. One of the bombers hurriedly detonated his IED vest, killing himself instantly.

The other two bombers detonated theirs near a contruction site also within the proximity of the University premises, killing themselves alone.

Three university security personnel were reported injured.

More details later…….

Source: Tribune

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Kemi Olunloyo’s Claim on Pastor Ibiyeomie & Iyabo Ojo; Salvation Ministries React.

The Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt, Rivers State has responded to a report making the rounds that the senior pastor, David Ibiyiomie, is having a s*xual affair with Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo.

Reports making the rounds have it that the actress allegedly uses ‘juju’ to lure the pastor, who has allegedly been showering her with expensive gifts.

The report by popular US trained journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, on her Instagram page @hnnAfrica revealed that a letter was allegedly sent to her from an unnamed Salvation Ministries church member.

The member accused the actress of using juju to make her pastor sleep with her and spend lavishly on her.

According to Daily Post, they reached out to the church on Friday via its Help Desk mobile contact.

A man, who declined disclosing his identity told Daily Post,

“You can go on and do the report but I assure you, you will see the end result.
“Go and ask Naij in Port Harcourt the last time they tried to publish this kind of rubbish.
“You know the truth, so I don’t know why you want curses on you.
“What kind of confirmation do you want? That I should tell you my Pastor is sleeping with someone?
“Are you married? May you never have problems in your marriage with this kind of report you are doing.
“Go and ask Christians.”

When asked if the response should be taken as his official response to the allegation, he said, “that is my official response.

“You don’t touch the anointed of God and go free.
“Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm.
“You are asking these questions now, you better ask yourself a question…in short, I don’t know.
“If you have not tested it before.
“God bless you,” he added.

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Bisola of Big Brother Nigeria Reunites With Iyanya, Signs With Temple Management 

Big Brother Nigeria runner-up, Bisola Aiyeola has made her first big move after her success at the just concluded reality show by signing a deal with creative agency powerhouse, Temple Management Company (TMC).

The multi-talented actress, who emerged as fan favourite at the just concluded reality TV show, now aligns herself with industry professionals to help actualize her talent.

She committed to an agreement with TMC on Thursday, May 18 in company of her representatives and senior TMC officials at the Victoria Island corporate office of the organization.

TMC, which began operations over a year ago, is working to transform the career of some of Nigeria’s biggest talents across four major platforms namely; entertainment, sports, arts and media. Some of the talents currently represented by the agency include Mavin Records, Iyanya, 9ice, Seye Ogunlewe, Ebi Onome, Marylove Edwards, Victor Ehikhamenor and Funmi Iyanda.

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And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 2 Samuel 24:24
Read: 2 Samuel 24:16-25
24:16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
24:17 And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father’s house.
24:18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the Lord in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.
24:19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the Lord commanded.
24:20 And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground.
24:21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the Lord, that the plague may be stayed from the people.
24:22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood.
24:23 All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The Lord thy God accept thee.
24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
24:25 And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.
Sacrificial sowing can deliver an unending harvest to you, make your harvest irreversible, make you the talk of town and even turn away God’s anger from you. In 2 Samuel 24:1-25, we read about how God was provoked to anger by King David, thereby bringing God’s judgment on the people. So many people died in the ensuing plague. After the first wave of destruction, the angel was about to effect the second phase when God stopped him, while he was on Araunah’s farmland. David’s seer, Prophet Gad, came and instructed him to raise an altar to the Lord on Araunah’s farmland, where the angel was last seen. 

On arrival, Araunah went to welcome King David and he offered him all he needed to make the sacrifice, but David politely declined it. Why? It is simply because he knew the importance of sacrifice and the power of sacrificial seeds.
“But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.” 2 Samuel 24:24
When David pleaded with God to temper His justice with mercy and judge him instead of his innocent people, God said “Alright, I will do something about that. I will overlook your errors, I will forgive you and stop my judgment, but you have to first bring me a sacrifice.” David agreed to give that sacrifice, and he turned down Araunah’s offer to make the offering an easy one. He said, “This sacrifice must cost me something. It is a sacrifice in sorrow so that I can go home rejoicing”. Some of us have found ourselves in a similar situation as David, where it was required of us to make painful and costly sacrifices in order to achieve our heart desires. However, instead of going headlong into it, we rather sought and received help from the Araunahs of this world to make the task an easy one. 

Never accept an affordable or convenient alternative in the place of the sacrifice you need to make in order to enter into your desired breakthrough. If you can make the required sacrifice, you will receive the joy you so desire. If you can make the sacrifice, you can overturn God’s wrath from yourself or your family. If you can stand in the place of prayer long enough and pay the price the situation you are facing requires, you will return with joy. Are you ready to do this?
Action Point:
There is no alternative to a sacrifice that should be made. Just ask God for grace to do it.
Deuteronomy 31-32

Jeremiah 32:26-35
1. O Jesus, I have promised

To serve Thee to the end;

Be Thou forever near me,

My Master and my Friend;

I shall not fear the battle

If Thou art by my side,

Nor wander from the pathway

If Thou wilt be my Guide.
2. Oh, let me hear Thee speaking

In accents clear and still,

I dare not trust my judgment:

Thy way shall be my will;

Oh, speak to reassure me,

To hasten or control;

Oh, speak, and help me listen,

Thou Guardian of my soul.
3. O Jesus, Thou hast promised

To all who follow Thee

That where Thou art in glory

There shall Thy servant be;

And Jesus, I have promised

To serve Thee to the end—

Oh, give me grace to follow,

My Master and my Friend.
4. Oh, let me see Thy footprints,

And in them plant mine own;

My hope to follow duly

Is in Thy strength alone;

Oh, guide me, call me, draw me,

Uphold me to the end;

And then in Heav’n receive me,

My Saviour and my Friend.

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Osinbajo signs 3 Executive Business Orders 

ACTING President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, in the exercise of the presidential authorities vested in the Executive arm of government, signed three executive orders that government believes would significantly change some of the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country. 

The orders have specific instructions on the promotion of transparency and efficiency in the business environment designed to facilitate the ease of doing business in the country; timely submission of annual budgetary estimates by all statutory and non-statutory agencies, including companies owned by the federal government and support for local contents in public procurement by the Federal Government.

The signing of the orders came amidst controversy over who should sign the 2017 budget with government officials giving conflicting indications.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, was on Wednesday forced to clarify that the acting President would assent to the budget following a claim by Ministry of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who suggested that the decision had not been made despite executive powers vested in the acting President.

Before the signing of the executive orders on Thursday, the acting President had presided over an interactive session at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with all relevant government officials, including ministers, permanent secretaries and heads of departments and agencies among others.

The orders were approved at the session in which Osinbajo said the government would work out incentives for performance and build a reward system that punishes malfeasance.

The acting President called for cooperation amongst agencies of government as he believed that this was the key in achieving an improved business clime that will be at par with global standards.

Osinbajo noted that 70 percent effectiveness was achieved in the first 60 days target set by the government while the 30 percent could be achieved through continuous transparency and cooperation of government agencies.

The acting President observed: “I agree that a system of rewarding performance, and punishing malfeasance is key. We must work out incentive schemes even as we tighten up sanctions regimes.

“We hit 70 percent quickly on the 60 days of doing business target because of the cooperation of all the agencies like ministry of interior, immigrations, customs etc and that is why the remaining 30percent we will also achieve and deliver.

“I will hold myself accountable to it and I will also hold you accountable.

“Usually we blame the system, but the system is men and women not machines. So, we can and must reform it.

“These proposed executive orders present a unique opportunity to perform.

“Ladies and gentlemen let us perform. The President has laid out a cornerstone policy of this administration. We must grow what we eat and make what we use.

“The President again enunciated this principle in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. Buy Nigerian, Use Nigerian.

“So we must now insist that at State banquets we eat and drink Nigerian.”

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12,000 Boko Haram Hostages Freed So Far – Defence Minister 

NO fewer than 12,000 persons held hostage including Chibok girls by the Book Haram insurgent had been set free by the Task Force in charge of security in the North East says the Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali.

The Minister Stated this in his open address at a retreat organised by the Ministry with the theme: ” Enhancing civil-military relations, a panacea for promoting security and national development” held at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Plateau State.

Said he: “The insurgents have rather resort to attacking innocent soft targets. It is on record that before the coming of this administration about 65 per cent of the territories in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states were under the control of Boko Haram insurgents.

“Through the political will of President Muhammadu Buhari we were able to recover the places and also free over 12 thousand persons mainly women and children held hostage by the terrorists including 106 Chibok girls released so far”.

He said with the  huge successes  recorded by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in these areas of security challenges, there is need for the Ministry of Defence to further consolidate on these efforts by coordinating, supervising and maintaining a sustainable and robust security apparatus to confront the security challenges.

He stated that this can only be achieved in an atmosphere of mutual respect, friendliness, mutual trust, hard work and dedication by both the civilian and military components of the Ministry.

“For more to be achieved, the military components of the ministry and the civilians must work hard, understand each other and have mutual respect and trust,” he said.

According to him, combined efforts of members of the armed forces had successfully degraded the Boko Haram insurgents, making it difficult for members to regroup and carry out organised attacks.

In his address, Plateau Governor Simon Lalong described the retreat, targeted at enhancing civil-military relationship, as “apt and of great significance”.

Lalong said that Plateau had had its share of security challenges and had seen seen how collaborations between the military and civilians had ensured quick resolution of internal conflicts.

The governor called for more bridges of understanding between the military and civilians, saying that such unity was key to effective discharge of constitutional duties.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogora, in his remarks, declared that power was not in the barrel of the gun but in the content of the heart.

“Holding guns and ranks should not give anyone a sense of superiority over members of the society; it should be a humbling factor and be managed with a great sense of responsibility,” he said.

Dogara, however, urged civilians to respect constituted authorities and embrace regular dialogue on matters of national importance.

Source: Tribune

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English FA To Ban Players For Diving From Next Season.

The English Football Association on Thursday passed a new rule which will punish players, begiinning from the 2017/2018 season, retrospectively who are found guilty of simulation.

Under the new rules, passed by the governing body at its annual general meeting on Thursday, a panel will review footage from the weekend each Monday looking for cases of simulation.
The panel will consist of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player. A player found guilty will be handed a two-game ban.
“Players will be punished where the there is clear and overwhelming evidence to suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation, and as a direct result, the offending player’s team has been awarded a penalty and/or an opposing player has been dismissed,” the FA said in a statement.

“If found guilty the player would receive a two-game ban.”
The governing body received the backing of the Premier League, the English Football League and the Professional Footballers’ Association to introduce the rule change.

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