The CEO of Del-York International, Mr. Linus Idahosa.
Nigerian State Governors and Chinese Industry Leaders Gather for the first Nigeria-China Governors Investment Forum In China.
When top world industry presidents and national leaders who share similar passions gather for a time of presentations, discussions and exchange of ideas, magic always happens. In meetings such as this, with the right people connecting within a sphere of good intentions and available resources, the stage is often set for groundbreaking deals that positively impacts participating nations.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Memories of a Biafran Child
I am one of fortunate Igbo children who survived the Biafran war of 1967-1970. But my mother of blessed memory who was a grass widow during the bloodiest civil war in Africa lost three of her six children. But I don't know if they died of the epidemic of Kwashiorkor that killed hundreds of thousands of Biafran children.
My mother said I did what no other child could dare to do. For a 5 year old boy to leave the IDPs camp and return to our village of Umuekwuele Aforugiri in the Uhuhu, Umuahia North Local Government (now in Abia state) when it was already captured by the Nigerian Armed Forces after one of the bloodiest battles with some of the. goriest scenes of human slaughter. I saw the charred remains of many corpses, and the most unforgettable was the burning corpse of one of my loving uncles. Then I saw a tall Nigerian soldier urinating in our garden.
My nightmares of the Biafran war will never stop. I have chronicled the memories in the revised edition of my original stories, "Bye, Bye Zimbabwe" which my Nigerian Editor, Ify Anyawu finished editing last year. I want to change the title of the book to "BIAFRAN CHILD" and dedicate it to the evergreen memory of my beloved mother, Mrs. Gladys Eke.
The only thing I did not like about Biafra was the fact that my mother said the corrupt senior military officers and government officials misappropriated revenues and relief supplies and starved the poor masses. Even if the Republic of Biafra survived, there would have been a coup d'etat or civil war in Biafra to topple Major General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, whom I prefer to call the "Lion of Biafra".
I don't like the leopards in the coat of arms of Biafra and the meaning is not heroic enough for me.
The leopard cannot even fight the tiger or lion, the king of the jungle.
Moreover, it was stupid to call the Biafran currency " Biafran Pound " with the sane sign of the British Pound £.
Why should you use the name and sign of the British Pound after you have declared that you are an independent republic? And honouring the British Empire that was supporting your enemy, Nigeria. Honouring your former colonial master on your currency was stupid and showed that the government of Biafra was confused.
Yes. I did what no other child ever did in the history of wars in the world. No child would dare to crawl and walk out of a refugee camp and return to his or her ravaged village with fear.
~ By Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi
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Saturday, April 15, 2017
The Rhema: The Mystery of The Passion, The Resurrection and Power of Salvation in Christianity
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Saturday, April 08, 2017
Many of the shocking revelations of the new book, Stories of Pastor E. A. Adeboye are horrifying. And they include where mothers kill children they carried nine months in their own womb, and cried in the labour room to deliver, to drink their blood and eat their flesh; where some mothers make their daughters barren or make it impossible for them to be married; where fathers cause their sons to lose jobs, and where wives gleefully turn their husbands to destitute and husbands use their wives for rituals.
Not every pastor, bishop or minister can expose such horrifying and terrifying things done by black people in different communities in Nigeria without fear of the consequences that will follow.
This book has a lot of revelations from the testimonies of Pastor Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), the largest Pentecostal church in the world with over 32,000 parishes in Nigeria, over 700 parishes in the United Kingdom, and many more spread across over 196 countries including Samoa, Fiji, Serbia, Pakistan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.
In the foreword of the book he wrote just before he was sworn in as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) recommended the book highly.
He noted that, “The sharing of what he calls ‘stories’ is an integral part of the sermons of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, who is fondly called Daddy G.O.
“Most of Daddy’s ‘stories’ are indeed miracles, used to illustrate his sermons and show the power of God, rather than his own achievements.
“Having been a member of the church for many years and now a pastor, I have seen the efficacy of this style of preaching.
“Testimonies not only enhance the faith of others but also honour God. This book of some of the testimonies of one of the greatest servants of God in this generation is worth reading and learning from.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A graduate of University of Ghana, Bisi Daniels started work as a trained teacher and switched later to journalism. He was the Business Editor of two of Nigeria’s most influential newspapers, The Guardian and THISDAY between 1993 and 1996. For sometime within this period, he worked briefly as a Speech Writer in Aso Rock to the Head of State.
He joined Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited in 1996 as Media Relations Manager. A year later, he moved to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria as Corporate Communications Manager. His job included media relations and speech writing.
After some 12 years in the oil industry, he returned to journalism. Until recently he was the Chairman of the Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers and was also the Executive Editor, Business Desk.
He has written over 20 books, including 5 children books; seven novels; a textbook on economics for secondary schools; inspirational books, and plays. Three of his novels were published in London, and one of his inspirational books in the United States. In the last two years, he has written eight literacy story books on finance, road safety, and the oil industry for schools.
He is also a columnist in THISDAY and THE SUN Newspapers.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Join Us at Africa's Biggest Documentary Film Festival from March 16
The 2017 edition of the iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival is set to hold between March 16 and 19, 2017 at Freedom Park. This year’s edition is themed “Archiving Africa”.
According to the organisers, iREP Film festival 2017 will rigorously explore the opportunities open to Africa to bring its historic past into an archival system that is accessible on demand, and most importantly, how we can begin to use these materials to define a path for the future through storytelling.
“Africa has always been faced with a major challenge of connecting the dots in its historical past. A large part of what constitutes the verifiable history of Africa’s past today is sourced from the west.
“The facts of our historical journey are told to us by western imperialists and we simply regurgitate what is made available to us. In an age when even technology is looking ‘forward’ into the past to understand what is most valuable to our humanity, many African societies are shrouded in a blanket of collective amnesia.”
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
New Book On Africa's Most Popular Pastor Highly Recommended for Atheists
In a new book, General Overseer Worldwide of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor E. A. Adeboye, tells the story of his amazing transformation from debilitating poverty into a powerful man of God revered by millions of people across the world.
Entitled "Stories of Pastor E. A. Adeboye", the man fondly called Daddy G.O. tells the story in his own words in testimonies compiled to read like an autobiography by seasoned author and journalist, Bisi Daniels.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
February 8, 2017.
Senator Buruji Kashamu Petitions the United States Supreme Court
To Uphold Law Against International Kidnappings By U.S. Agents
February 8, 2017 (Chicago, IL) -- In response to the ruling of a federal court of appeals, which made factual findings and addressed the merits of a case despite having no factual record before it, lawyers for Buruji Kashamu, a duly elected federal Senator and businessman from Nigeria, today filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to review and reverse the ruling.
Attorneys Robert Cohen and Matthew Piers filed the lawsuit federal court in Chicago seeking a court order that would end and prevent attempts by agents of the United States government to unlawfully kidnap Senator Kashamu in Nigeria and forcibly bring him to the United States to face charges that were brought against him in 1998. Since the original charges were filed, two courts in Great Britain have determined that the evidence presented by the U.S. was insufficient to warrant his extradition and that the charges were the product of a case of mistaken identity.