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Bishop Nwankpa Bags Award of Best Agricultural Development Sponsor of the Year 2021

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A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Abia State, and the General Overseer of Faith International Bible Church Worldwide, Ambassador, Bishop Dr. Emeka Nwankpa has bagged an award of Best Agricultural Development Sponsor of the Year 2021.

The Award which is in recognition of the various agricultural supports, Amb. Bishop Dr. Nwankpa has rendered to indigent people, among others was presented to the philanthropist on Wednesday by The Concerned Youth Empowerment Association of Nigeria, based in Abuja in collaboration with the with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural together with FCT Secondary Education Board.

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Presenting the Award to Bishop. Dr. Nwankpa, who was represented by Don Uche, the National Chairman, The Concerned Youth Empowerment Association, Comrade Noble Adaelu, stated that the meritorious award, is in recognition of Dr. Nwankpa’s philanthropic gestures.

He said the Association has followed and received testimonies from indigent persons, whom Bishop Nwankpa have changed their fortunes, stressing that their eloquent testimonies is a confirmation that the cleric has indeed impacted humanity.

Bishop Nwankpa Bags Award of Best Agricultural Development Sponsor of the Year 2021

Comrade Adaelu, urged Amb. Bishop Dr. Nwankpa not to relent in rendering support to those in dare need of it, stressing that the society needs people like him to keep hope alive.

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Responding, the representative of Bishop Nwankpa, Don Uche, appreciated the Association for finding him worthy of the award. He said as Nigeria is facing daunting challenges especially as a mono economy ensuing from the fall of the price of oil globally, it has become imperative, to encourage people to take up agriculture as an escape root.

He used the opportunity to call on the youth, to embrace agriculture fully, adding that the era of over reliance on readily available white collar jobs was over, pledging that he will continue to render agricultural support to those in dare need of it.

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Sanwo-olu, Osinbajo Present In Nomthi Odukoya’s Night Of Tributes (Photos)

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The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinabajo alongside Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo Olu attended the night of tributes for the late Pastor Nomthi Odukoya on Monday night.

Husband of the deceased Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, at the night of tributes held for the late Pastor Nomthi Odukoya in Lagos, on Monday
The event was held at the headquarters of Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos.

Also, General Overseers of popular churches in and outside Lagos state, pastors, friends, families gathered to commiserate with the family of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, the husband of the deceased.

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Timilehin and Jomiloju Odukoya at the night of tributes held for their late mother, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya in Lagos, on Monday
Popular gospel artist, Pastor Nathaniel Bassey ministered at the event.

Several people who had the chance to speak and pay tribute to the deceased recounted memorable experiences they had with her while alive.

The Fountain of Life Church Choir while ministering at the Night of Tributes held to honour the late Pastor Nomthi Odukoya in Lagos, on Monday
She was born on the 30th of May 1974 in Durban, South Africa. She attended Domino Servite School in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands, South Africa. She got married to Pastor Taiwo Odukoya on the 5th of January 2010. They have two sons together.

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Onaiyekan Makes Strong Case For Almajiri Review, Insurgency Link

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A former Catholic Archbishop of the Abuja Archdiocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Saturday blamed the worsening insecurity, especially in northern Nigeria, on the Almajiranci system, saying it had failed the region.

He also expressed concern that young boys, who had been abandoned by their parents, were ending up as bandits and Boko Haram terrorists.

Onaiyekan stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja during the premiere of a movie: ‘The Oratory’, produced by a Catholic priest, Dr Cyril Odia, to raise awareness on the predicament of street children in society.

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He said, “This question of abandoned children is not new. It has been in the world almost from time immemorial. It is just that nowadays, in this age and year 2021, there ought not to be any more abandoned children.

“We have a major issue right now in the North about the Almajiranci system. These are young boys, who have been abandoned by their respective parents. We know that many of them end up as Boko Haram terrorists.

Onaiyekan Makes Strong Case For Almajiri Review, Insurgency Link

“Right now, where are all the criminals coming from? Go to the Kuje prison and find out the ages of the people who end up in jail. For those who are now insurgents and bandits, information reaching us is that many of the heads of those bandits are all young people, because of the way they have been trained. So, it shows immediately and you don’t have to wait for 10 or 20 years to see the implications of not doing anything to tackle the menace of street children.”

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According to him, northern leaders should be concerned about millions of young people in the region, who never go through school.

say that security is very difficult, this is one of the reasons why. It is not too late, if we decide to work seriously on it.”

Odia said the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria was in the millions, saying the book was meant to call for action.

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Pray for God’s intervention in Nigeria Over Banditry – Sheikh Abubakar

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Renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu urges Nigerians to pray fervently for God’s intervention.

“… tasks citizens on attitudinal change, identifies corruption, greed, activities of informants as causes of insecurity in the country…”

Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu, a renowned Islamic Scholer from Kebbi State, has urged Nigerians to pray fervently for God’s intervention to end banditry and other security challenges facing the nation.

This, he said, was in the interest of peace, unity and for the overall development of the country.

Giro made the call in Umaisha, Toto LGA of Nasarawa State while preaching at an event in honour of the wedding of the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alh. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi and his third wife, Rukaiyat Mohammed.

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He said that if Nigerians pray fervently for God’s intervention, it will not only end banditry but will also promote peace, unity and speedy development of the nation.

The Islamic scholar has also advised against corruption, saying that 85 percent of Nigerians are not sincere to themselves while calling for attitudinal change among citizens to build an egalitarian society.

” Corruption is too bad in Nigeria. We must stop corruption for the country to move forward.

” Informants are also responsible for increasing banditry in the country. There are bad boys in the town who are giving information to bandits.

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” They are the ones revealing secrets to bandits about people around them for personal gains” he said.

Giro also urged Nigerians to show love to one another for the progress of the country.

The sheikh urged the couple to be patient with each other for the progress of their family.

” Marriage is about patient, tolerance, understanding and love. So I told Mr Speaker to embrace these virtues”

“He need to be patient with his wives and trust God for the progress and development of his family” He added.

The Islamic scholar further urged Nigerians to trust in God in all their activities for societal development.

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On his part, the Speaker Alh. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi appreciated the scholar and all those who traveled from far and near despite their schedules find time to be part of the event and prayed God to reward them accordingly.

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