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26.7.17

Members Gather To Worship God In Their Flooded Church Building (Pictures)

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Members Gather To Worship God In Their Flooded Church Building(see Pictures)
Wow. It is one thing to attend a church, another to still attend when the building of your church is not in place.
Members of Greenvine International Christian Centre Port Harcourt, gathered to worship God in their flooded Church building. The rain which started on Saturday continued until Sunday and members including their pastor couldn't stay back home as they worshiped God under their flooded building . The Senior Pastor In his Words said '' This is when we need to practice what we preach as our faith is being tasted.
Service went on as usual and members were blessed including those that dedicated their lives to Christ. See pictures below









Osinbajo to swear in 2 new Ministers Wednesday

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Osinbajo to swear in 2 new Ministers Wednesday
The Presidency finally confirmed Tuesday night that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, will swear in the two new ministers already confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday.
This was tweeted at about 10pm by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, after the presidency dismissed same report earlier.
Akande said said the swearing-in will be done at the start of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, at the presidential villa in Abuja.

The Ministers are Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan.
Both were confirmed by the Senate in April.
Ocheni is to replace the late former Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi; while Hassan is to replace Amina Mohammed who resigned as Minister of Environment to become the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General.

Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry And The Weeknd Lead Nominations At 2017 MTV VMAs

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Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry And The Weeknd Lead Nominations At 2017 MTV VMAs
The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards nominations has just been announced with Kendrick Lamar scoring the most nods this year with eight nominations for his video "Humble."

Katy Perry and The Weeknd follow with five nominations each.
The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Check out the full list of nominees…
VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Bruno Mars – "24K Magic" (Atlantic Records)
Alessia Cara – "Scars To Your Beautiful" (Def Jam)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – "Wild Thoughts" (Epic Records/We The Best)
The Weeknd – "Reminder" (XO/Republic Records)
ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records)
Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records)
Lorde (Republic Records)
BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)
Khalid (RCA Records)
Kodak Black (Atlantic Records)
SZA (TDE/RCA Records)
Young M.A (3D)
Julia Michaels (Republic Records)
Noah Cyrus (Records)
BEST COLLABORATION
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – "We Don't Talk Anymore" (Atlantic Records)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – "Wild Thoughts" (Epic Records/We The Best)
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – "Broccoli" (Atlantic Records)
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – "Closer" (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records)
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – "Feels" (Columbia Records)
Zayn & Taylor Swift – "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" (Republic Records)
BEST POP
Shawn Mendes – "Treat You Better" (Island Records)
Ed Sheeran – "Shape of You" (Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Harry Styles – "Sign Of The Times" (Columbia Records)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – "Down" (Syco Music/Epic Records)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – "Chained To The Rhythm" (Capitol Records)
Miley Cyrus – "Malibu" (RCA Records)
BEST HIP HOP
Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Big Sean – "Bounce Back" (Def Jam)
Chance the Rapper – "Same Drugs" (Chance the Rapper LLC)
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – "Broccoli" (Atlantic Records)
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – "Bad & Boujee" (300 Entertainment)
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – "I'm The One" (Epic Records/We The Best)
BEST DANCE
Zedd and Alessia Cara – "Stay" (Interscope)
Kygo x Selena Gomez – "It Ain't Me" (Ultra/Interscope)
Calvin Harris – "My Way" (Columbia Records)
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – "Cold Water" (Mad Decent)
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – "Gone" (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records)
BEST ROCK
Coldplay – "A Head Full of Dreams" (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Fall Out Boy – "Young And Menace" (Island)
Twenty One Pilots – "Heavydirtysoul" (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Green Day – "Bang Bang" (Warner Bros. Records)
Foo Fighters – "Run" (RCA Records)
BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM 
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – "Black SpiderMan" (Race & LGBTQ) (Def Jam)
The Hamilton Mixtape – "Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)" (Immigration) (Atlantic Records)
Big Sean – "Light" (Race) (Def Jam)
Alessia Cara – "Scars To Your Beautiful" (Body image) (Def Jam)
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – "Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL" (Environment)
John Legend – "Surefire" (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate) (Columbia Records)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Scott Cunningham)
Imagine Dragons – "Thunder" (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) (Matthew Wise)
Ed Sheeran – "Castle On The Hill" (Asylum/Atlantic Records) (Steve Annis)
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – "Nobody Speak" (Mass Appeal Records LLC) (David Proctor)
Halsey – "Now or Never" (Astralwerks/Capitol) (Kristof Brandl)

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers & the little homies)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – "Chained To The Rhythm" (Capitol Records) (Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars – "24K Magic" (Atlantic Records) (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)
Alessia Cara – "Scars To Your Beautiful" (Def Jam) (Aaron A)
The Weeknd – "Reminder" (XO/Republic Records) (Glenn Michael)
BEST ART DIRECTION 
Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Spencer Graves)
Bruno Mars – "24K Magic" (Atlantic Records) (Alex Delgado)
Katy Perry ft. Migos – "Bon Appetit" (Capitol Records) (Natalie Groce)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – "Wild Thoughts" (Epic Records/We The Best) (Damian Fyffe)
The Weeknd – "Reminder" (XO/Republic Records) (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
A Tribe Called Quest – "Dis Generation" (Epic Records) (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – "iSpy" (Atlantic Records) (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – "Chained To The Rhythm" (Capitol Records) (Company: MIRADA)
Harry Styles – "Sign Of The Times" (Columbia Records) (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 
Kanye West – "Fade" (Def Jam) (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley' Watkins)
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – "Side To Side" (Republic Records) (Brian & Scott Nicholson)
Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers)
Sia – "The Greatest" (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) (Ryan Heffington)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – "Down" (Syco Music/Epic Records) (Sean Bankhead)
BEST EDITING 
Future – "Mask Off" (Epic Records/Freebandz/A1) (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
Young Thug – "Wyclef Jean" (300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records) (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)
Lorde – "Green Light" (Republic Records) (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – "Closer" (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) (Jennifer Kennedy)
The Weeknd – "Reminder" (XO/Republic Records) (Red Barbaza)

See List Of Newly Elected LG & LCDA Chairmen And Vice Chairmen In Lagos

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The new Local Government & Local Council Development Area Chairmen & Vice Chairmen in Lagos State . See photos below
See List Of Newly Elected LG & LCDA Chairmen And Vice Chairmen In Lagos


Nnamdi Kanu's Wife Attends Biafran Children Conference in Abia (Photos)

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Nnamdi Kanu's Wife Attends Biafran Children Conference in Abia (Photos)
Nnamdi Kanu's wife giving a speech at the event help in Abia state
 
Uchechi Okwu Kanu, wife of Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has attended the Biafran Children's Conference held in Aba in style. 
The wife of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Uchechi Okwu Kanu has honored the invitation to a historical event organized by Abia Writers in conjunction with IPOB Abia State wearing a a yellow dress, IPOB cap and banner to the conference.
 
 
Uchechi who addressed children at the event tagged 'BIAFRA CHILDREN CONFERENCE, IN REMEMBRANCE OF MILLIONS OF BIAFRA CHILDREN STARVED TO DEATH IN 1986-70S" at Nkpor hall 77 School Road Aba, in Abia state, Opp CKC Catholic church, said the conference is meant to bring to the world the mystery of the abominable holocaust committed by Nigerian soldiers in collaboration with Britain in which Biafra children were starved to death during civil war.
 
 
 

Nigeria Needs Strong Fiscal, Monetary Policies to Exit Recession – CBN

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Nigeria Needs Strong Fiscal, Monetary Policies to Exit Recession – CBN 
The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele
  • Nigeria Needs Strong Fiscal, Monetary Policies to Exit Recession
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday warned that the economy might relapse into protracted recession if bold monetary and fiscal policies were not activated immediately to sustain the programmes of the Federal Government.
The committee stated that available forecasts of key macroeconomic indicators pointed to a fragile economic recovery in the second quarter of the year.
Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that the contraction in the economy moderated to 0.52 per cent in the first quarter.
The MPC identified the downside risks to economic outlook to include weak financial intermediation, poorly targeted fiscal stimulus and absence of structural programme implementation.
The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, while reading the communique after the end of the committee’s two-day meeting, called for more fiscal measures to stimulate the economy.
He said there was a need for improvements in economy-wide non-oil exports, especially agriculture, manufacturing, services and light industries.
He also said the expected fiscal stimulus, non-oil federal receipts and other measures that were expected to drive the growth impetus for the rest of the year must be pursued relentlessly.
Emefiele stated, “Available forecasts of key macroeconomic indicators point to a fragile economic recovery in the second quarter of the year. The committee cautioned that this recovery could relapse into a more protracted recession if strong and bold monetary and fiscal policies are not activated immediately to sustain it.
“Thus, the expected fiscal stimulus and non-oil federal receipts, as well as improvements in economy-wide non-oil exports, especially agriculture, manufacturing, services and light industries, all expected to drive the growth impetus for the rest of the year, must be pursued relentlessly.”
He added, “The committee expects that timely implementation of the 2017 budget, improved management of foreign exchange, as well as security gains across the country, especially in the Niger Delta and north-eastern axis, should be firmly anchored to enhance confidence and sustainability of economic recovery.
“The committee identified the downside risks to this outlook to include weak financial intermediation, poorly targeted fiscal stimulus and absence of structural programme implementation.”
Emefiele also said the committee expressed concern over the N2.51tn fiscal deficit of the Federal Government in the first half of this year, adding that it was stifling the growth of the private sector.
He welcomed the move by the fiscal authorities to engage the services of asset tracing experts to investigate the tax payment status of 150 firms and individuals in an effort to close some of the loopholes in tax collection and improve government revenue.
However, the governor said the committee expressed concern about the slow implementation of the 2017 budget and called on the relevant authorities to ensure timely implementation, especially, of the capital portion, in order to realise the objectives of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
He added, “The MPC expressed concern over the increasing fiscal deficit estimated at N2.51tn in the first half of 2017 and the crowding out effect of high government borrowing.
“While urging fiscal restraint to check the growing deficit, the committee welcomed the proposal by the government to issue sovereign-backed promissory notes of about N3.4tn for the settlement of accumulated local debts and contractors’ arrears.
“The committee, however, advised the management of the bank (CBN) to monitor the release process of the promissory notes to avoid an excessive injection of liquidity into the system, thereby offsetting the gains so far achieved in inflation and exchange rate stability.”
On the outlook for financial system stability, the CBN governor said the MPC noted that in spite of the resilience of the banking sector, the prolonged weak macroeconomic environment had continued to impact negatively on the sector’s stability.
He noted that the committee reiterated its call on the apex bank to sustain its intensive surveillance of Deposit Money Banks’ activities for the purpose of promptly identifying and addressing vulnerabilities.
The committee, according to Emefiele, also called on the DMBs to support economic recovery and growth by extending reasonably-priced credit to the private sector.
On the Monetary Policy Rate, the governor said the committee voted to leave the rate unchanged at 14 per cent.
He explained that the six members of the committee agreed to maintain the current monetary policy stance.
He, however, added that two members voted to ease the Monetary Policy Rate.
The governor said apart from the MPR, which was retained at 14 per cent, the committee also retained the Cash Reserves Ratio at 22.5 per cent.
Also retained were the Liquidity Ratio at 30 per cent; and the Asymmetric Window at +200 and -500 basis points around the MPR.
Explaining the reason for holding the rates despite calls by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for a reduction, Emefiele said that inflation rate, expected to fall by August, still had a strong base effect on the monetary policy stance.
According to him, the MPC believes that at this point, developments in the macro economy suggest the options of either to hold or to ease the monetary policy stance.
He said the committee was not unmindful of the high cost of capital and its implications on the ailing economy, but noted the liquidity surfeit in the banking system and the continuous weakness in financial intermediation.
While easing at this point will signal the committee’s sensitivity to growth and employment concerns by encouraging the flow of credit to the real economy, he stated that the rate of inflation, currently at 16.1 per cent, was capable of retarding growth.
He added that any reduction in interest rate at this time would reduce the cost of debt servicing, which was actually crowding out government expenditure.

19-year-old Ghanaian Builds New Search Engine To Rival Google And YouTube

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19-year-old Ghanaian Builds New Search Engine To Rival Google And YouTube
Gabriel Opare, a 19-year-old Ghanaian university student is making headlines in the tech industry for building a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube.
According to Opare, his new search engine, Mudclo, will challenge the dominance of YouTube and Google.

Mudclo is a free search engine for videos where you can discover and stream videos from the different locations on the internet all in one place.  “I believe that my business is good enough and that it can scale globally. It is a legitimate point to say that YouTube is a video hosting website, but they are two different entities. While YouTube is a video hosting website, Mudclo combines the power of YouTube and two other video hosting websites in order to create Mudclo,” he said.

Opare, a level 300 sociology student of the University of Ghana who taught himself how to code by taking online courses during his free time.

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