For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 NIV
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) which means you and i aren’t perfect,we fall every now and then but God made it simple for us by giving us his only son,who came to die for us even though we don’t deserve it.Let us therefore hold on to this gift because we have nothing to loose at the end of the day.I don’t know about you,but this was the best decision I ever made.
Living in sin without repentance and accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour will only take us to Hell.Grab this opportunity now before it is too late.
O Lord I thank you for such a wonderful gift,the best I could ever have.I thank you for sending Jesus to pay the penalty of sin in my place.Lord Jesus,at this moment I ask that you come into my life and come be the center of it all.In Jesus name I pray.Amen
Blessed Thursday to us all!!!
U.S President Donald Trump is ending a program that has allowed approximately 3,600 Liberians to stay in the U.S. for over two decades, giving them one year from now to leave the country or face deportation.
It’s the latest example of Trump ending a program that’s protected tens of thousands of immigrants from various countries from deportation and kept them in the U.S. legally. It comes as the president and his allies seek to quietly but steadily change immigration in America by reversing previous presidents’ executive actions.
The program, called Deferred Enforced Departure, or DED, is for Liberians who in the past were granted what’s called Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, after the civil war in Liberia. In 2007, President George W. Bush ended TPS for Liberia, but allowed recipients already in the U.S. to apply for DED instead, an action President Barack Obama renewed throughout his two terms.
That latest renewal was set to expire on Saturday, March 31, and on Tuesday Trump gave formal notification that he is ending the program and giving recipients one year to leave the U.S. or possibly face deportation.
Trump’s decision was met with fury and anxiety by his critics and Liberian recipients’ defenders. One immigrant advocacy group called Trump’s move “harsh, cruel, and disgusting.” Many vowed not to depart without a fight.
Credit: ABC news
The cause of singer Prince’s death has been revealed in a toxicology report from his autopsy.
The report shows that he had what multiple experts called an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died, according to the Associated Press, which obtained the report.
Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died on April 21, 2016, after being found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, his home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Since his death, information has emerged about his alleged abuse of prescription drugs and the toxicology report seems to confirm that.
A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy says the concentration of fentanyl in his blood was 67.8 micrograms per liter, which is a lot, considering that fatalities have been documented in people with levels beginning at 3 micrograms per liter. The DEA said that “approximately two milligrams is a lethal dose for most non-opioid-dependent individuals.”
Fentanyl is the most powerful opioid in medicine and is prescribed to relieve pain from cancer. It can be made illicitly and is blamed for a spike in overdose deaths in the United States. It’s 25 to 50 times more potent than heroin and 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
A partial toxicology report previously released by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that Prince died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl.
On Tuesday, Facebook shares fell by 5% following reports that CEO Mark Zuckerberg agreed to testify in front of Congress about the company’s data scandal.
The crisis began on March 16 after Facebook said it was suspending data analysis company Cambridge Analytica for allegedly harvesting data from more than 50 million Facebook users. Cambridge Analytica worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Since then, Facebook’s stock has plunged 18%, wiping out nearly $80 billion from the social networking giant’s market value in the process. Zuckerberg’s net worth has fallen by about $14 billion (he is still worth $61 billion, though).
Tech stocks in general have taken a hit since the Facebook allegations first came to light. The Nasdaq is down 6%. And other social media companies, most notably YouTube owner Google and Twitter, have both nosedived as well.
Shares of Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) fell 7% since March 16 while Twitter has plunged 20%. Twitter (TWTR) was down 12% alone on Tuesday after noted short seller Citron Research has changed its tune on the company’s stock.
Investors worry that Facebook, Google and Twitter could all face tougher regulations in the United States and around the world because of the Cambridge Analytica controversy. If that happens, it could stymie growth for all three companies but Facebook in particular. Investors also worry that users may flee these companies because of privacy concerns. And if users flee, advertisers may eventually jump ship too.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the people of Sierra Leone to be peaceful and participate actively in next Saturday’s presidential run-off, despite the change in the date of the election. Former President Goodluck Jonathan and head of Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) Election Observer Mission to Sierra Leone’s general polls on Saturday presided over his mission’s initial briefing and orientation programme in Freetown, ahead of the Wednesday 7 March 2018 polls. Pictures show Dr. Jonathan and some members of his Mission at the briefing session. The second round of the Presidential election which was initially scheduled for Tuesday 27 March was moved to Saturday 31 March following a court injunction that was lifted last Monday.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Freetown, the former President who is leading the observation team of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) encouraged them to come out en masse, like they did during the first ballot three weeks ago to elect the next president of the country. He said: “I call on Sierra Leoneans to come out en masse on Saturday to vote in the presidential run-off, just as they did in the first round.” He advised them not to be discouraged by the court processes that necessitated the change in date, saying: “The court processes should not discourage anybody. It should not be seen from a negative perspective during elections. Democracy is built on the rule of law and it is not out of place to test such laws at any point in time in the democratic process.” The ex-President also made the point that elections, like all processes conducted by human beings, are not always perfect, noting however that very good election should pass the integrity and credibility test. “Elections are conducted among human beings. So you don’t expect a perfect system but every good election should pass the credibility test. The presidential run-off election presents Sierra Leoneans an opportunity to complete the process of electing the next President of the Republic, as the 7th March 2018 election did not produce a clear winner because none of the candidates polled 55% of votes required in article 42 of the constitution of Sierra Leone to win a first round ballot. EISA noted that Sierra Leoneans demonstrated their commitment to deepening and consolidating democracy through their high turnout (84%) and peaceful conduct during the first round of the election. It said in a statement issued last weekend: “It is our hope that the parties and candidates will remain committed to ensuring a peaceful transition in the country.” In the run-off election slated for Saturday 31st March Samura Kamara, the candidate of the party of the outgoing President Ernest Bai Koroma’s, All People’s Congress (APC) will face off against Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s party (SLPP), who lost to Koroma in 2012. Bio clinched 43.3 percent of votes to Kamara’s 42.7 percent in the first round of voting in an election contested by 16 Presidential candidates.
Credit – Vanguard news
Growing up I always wanted to be a Doctor, but that dream died along the way because I hated math and anything that has to do with calculations, lol.
2.If you could tell your teenage-self anything, what would that be?
I would tell her to love herself more and get rid of her inferiority complex.I would tell her she is beautiful and does not need to hear it from someone before it becomes the truth.
3.If you could meet anyone from any time period who would it be?
Would have love to meet Billy Graham.
My elder sister is my biggest influence.She studied and worked so hard even with the less assistance she had from relatives. She didn’t let the little she had,stop her from starting her own company.She is not the richest woman in the world but thank God she can say I made it and have a comfortable life.
5.What is your guilty pleasure?
Hm,well well well…I find pleasure in taking long walks,watching action,romantic and comedy movies and last but not the least “MUSIC”
6.What is your idea of a perfect rest day?
Perfect rest day for me is listening to music while lying down without been disturbed.
7.What is your favourite day of the week and why?
My favorite day of the week is sunday,because I get to go to church,and get to finally get all the rest and time to myself without my boss telling me what to do (just kidding) I get to reflect more about my life on Sundays and mostly take my long walks on this day with my earphones plugged to my ears (best moments of my life)
8.If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would love to live in Canada, don’t ask me why but I just have a thing for canada.
9.What is your favourite film or book growing up?
Tom and Jerry all the way and could you believe ,I’m going to turn 27 and I still love that cartoon.Favorite book was “things fall apart by Chinua Acheba ”
10.If you could work on a project with anyone from any time who would it be and what kind of project?
Would have loved working with the first prime minister of Sierra Leone(sir Milton Margai) in 1961 so we could plan on the building infrastructure of the capital city.
11.What kinds of things bring you joy?
Food,music and blogging(though this is kind of a recent thing,I find pleasure doing). …
‘Abraham planted a tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.’
– Sometimes we just need to pause and stop and then call on the name of the Lord.
– Abraham stopped, planted a tree, and called on God.
– Remember the Eternal God is your refuge.
– The Lord is just a prayer away and He hears us when we call on Him.
PRAYER: Lord, I want to take this moment to pause and call on You. I give You my situation and the cares and concerns that I am carrying, because You are the Eternal God in whom I can take refuge. Amen.
Have a blessed Tuesday.
Ever since the reality star and singer shaved off her hair ,people are saying she looks like Magic Johnson’s son.
Check out some photos below of them both and let me know what you think.
The star posted this pic of herself on instagram,and her followers started posting comments about how she looks exactly like EJ Johnson.
Check the comments below:
Although today’s High Court ruling has been declared a victory for the ruling party plaintiff , claiming that the court has granted nine out of the ten orders sought, A commentator says that: “The plaintiff did not get what he had wanted, and the judge made a big mistake in granting him orders he asked for even without a re-count of the votes,” and makes the following assessment:
2. An order directing the 1st and 2nd Defendants to manually recount all elections results including all cancelled over voting ballots and voided ballots emanating from the Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections as conducted on the 7th March, 2018, throughout the Republic of Sierra Leone in accordance with the Public Elections Act No. 4 of 2012. NOT GRANTED
3. An order directing the Defendants especially the 1st and 2nd Defendants to produce all Reconciliation Result Forms (RRF) taken and recorded against all votes cast in each Ward, Constituency, District and Region in the Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council Elections as conducted on the 7th March, 2018 together with the full list of all polling managers/officers in each polling station. Not GRANTED
A. That NEC should ensure that both Political Parties’ agents are given Tamper Evidence Envelop (TEE) containing signed copies of election results at each Polling Station across the country; GRANTED THOUGH NO RECOUNT DONE
C. That political parties’ accredited agents monitor the transportation and transfer of all Sensitive Polling Materials; GRANTED THOUGH NO RECOUNT DONE
F. That at the close of polling at every Centre, counting must be manually done in the presence of Security Forces and Political Party representatives, who must verify in writing that the process was transparent; PARTIALLY GRANTED THOUGH NO RECOUNT DONE
G. That all Ballot Boxes containing the counted ballots must be sealed in the presence of both Political party’s agents and returned to NEC Headquarters, accompanied by security personnel’s; GRANTED THOUGH NO RECOUNT DONE
J. That the 2nd Defendant be directed to send a full list of the Ballot boxes and the serial numbers of their tags to each Political Parties prior to election; GRANTED THOUGH NO RECOUNT DONE
Today, Nigeria’s President Buhari received family members of African-American Human Rights Activist, Late Martin Luther Jnr, during the conferment of The First Black History Month National Black Excellence & Exceptional African Leadership Award 2018 at the Council Chambers in Abuja.
In attendance were SSAP Hon Abike Dabire Erewa, Dr Mrs Naomi Barbara King, Mr. Baba Onabanjo, Amb Erika Bennett and others.
Take note: Pregnancy can be a very tricky issue and ladies feel very nervous whenever they do not realize their period the following month after unprotected sex.
With this simple technique, you can test whether you are pregnant even without going to the hospital or clinic.
You can also catch your daughter or girlfriend if they are pregnant and want to trick you.
It’s a simple egg technique. Follow the steps below to do this successfully:
*Step 1: Buy two eggs. Clean ones of course.*
*Step 2: Wash your saucepan and dry it with a napkin*
*Step 3: Break the two eggs and pour their contents into a clean dish*
*Step 4: Stear it well. Add few slices of onion, or any vegetable of your choice.*
*Step 5: Place the saucepan over fire and pour a little cooking oil in it.*
*Step 6: Poor the mixture into the boiling oil.*
*Step 7: Turn it properly when it hardens. In five minutes, your fried egg is ready. Get some tea bread and This Way Chocolate Drink. Make some hot tea, enjoy yourself and sleep.*
*Thank you for reading*
The “Catwoman”, a sexy bombshell of a nurse (care/love giver), the “pink princess”, the “denim queen”, the “golden bombshell”, “princess daisy” the flower girl or “Alice in Wonderland”, all the different roles that the sumptuously shaped actress from Imo State, who just clocked “31”, having been born March 26, 1987.
The lover of great machines, by that we mean luxury cars has not been in any production that we know of, of recent but business which we really do not know nothing about seem to have been booming magnificently in the last few years as she’s been living large, acquiring some very nice cars, which she doesn’t mind flaunting whenever possible.
One other thing that Daniella loves to flaunt a lot of the time, is her “badass shape and voluptuous front”, which if care is not taken can cause mad pile ups.
For this birthday she must have gone a whole length as the photoshoot with different costumes, hairstyles and make up touch ups, shows much was put into it for maximum impact/effect.
When people asks us the silly question on what is it that the actresses/celebs do, that earns them so much to leave the life on the roll, we answer them by just saying they do B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S & business can come in loads of ways.
José Filomeno dos Santos the son of Angola’s ex-President has been formally accused of fraud over the alleged illegal transfer of $500m (£350m) from the central bank to the UK. He is also barred from leaving the country, deputy Attorney General Luis Benza Zanga said.
Dos Santos is the highest profile person targeted in new President João Lourenço’s anti-corruption drive. He had led oil-rich Angola’s sovereign wealth fund during his father’s rule. However, he was removed from this role in January, months after a BBC investigation into Angola’s $5bn fund and following an internal governance review.
The allegations against him relate to the $500m transferred to a British bank, which was then frozen by authorities in the UK. The UK say the money can now be returned. Mr dos Santos was formally named a suspect in the investigation, along with the former governor of Angola’s central bank, Valter Filipe da Silva.
Mr Zanga said there was no chance of the case falling under any sort of amnesty currently being offered by the government. “A pardon will not work… this case will run to its final outcome,” he said.
The Trump administration on Monday 26th March,ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence and diplomatic officers in New York and Washington and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle in retaliation of the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.
Twelve Russian diplomats at the United Nations in New York and 48 at the Russian embassy in Washington face expulsion by the U.S. government for what senior administration officials described as covert intelligence operations that undermine U.S. national security.
The U.S. government also is closing the Russian consulate in Seattle, which senior administration officials said they believe has served as a key outpost in Russia’s intelligence operations.
The moves announced Monday are the Trump administration’s toughest response yet to the March 4 nerve-agent attack in Salisbury by Russia that critically injured a former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia.
“This was a reckless attempt by the government to murder a British citizens and his daughter on British soil with a nerve agent,” said a senior administration official, who was only authorized to discuss the actions on the condition of anonymity. “It cannot go unanswered.”
The expulsion of 60 diplomats is the most sweeping since the Reagan administration ordered 55 diplomats out of the country in 1986.
In December 2016, the Obama administration expelled 35 suspected Russian intelligence officers in retaliation for Moscow’s interference in the U.S. presidential election.
Then last July, the Kremlin ordered the United States to cut its diplomatic staff by 755 employees in response to the passage of legislation in the U.S. Congress imposing new sanctions on Russia for its election interference.
The 17 hour and 20 minute journey on a plane called Emily ended a few minutes ahead of schedule at 5.02am on Sunday after travelling 9,000 miles without stopping.
Wayne Kwong including other passengers on board shared several photos to social media detailing their journey.
Passengers on board shared photos of the specially crafted menu, complimentary amenity bags and the self-serve pantry, loaded with free snacks and drinks (pictures above)
Passengers were greeted with complimentary amenity bags, which included a sleeping mask, ear buds, a Qantas fleece blanket and a toothbrush
A Passenger Rachel Heath said the plane had the ‘smoothest of landings’ once arriving in London on Sunday morning
One of the passengers seem to be dissatisfied with the WiFi Service,here’s what he tweeted
History has been made indeed, well done to the Quantas crew.I hope they keep up.
Sources: Twitter , dailymail