Daily Archives: 27 July 2012

The Power Of Thanksgiving

Too many people are so busy querying God for not answering their prayers or not manifesting enough blessings in their lives. They think and believe that God is indebted to them.

They think that God is a man that should be at their call any time they want Him. The truth however is that God is always God.

When was the last time that you truly thanked Him just because He is God and not because of what He did for you. Do you know that so many would never open their heart to tell Him thank you.

The truth of the matter is that until you start thanking God for where you are now your position will never change. Stop being an ungrateful person. God is worthy of all thanks. Continue reading

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Federal Govt orders payment of verified subsidy claims

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Following the threats by oil marketers to shut down operations if the Federal Government does not immediately commence the payment of subsidy claims, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Thursday directed the Debt Management Office (DMO) to pay marketers with verified claims as soon as supporting Sovereign Debt Notes are provided by the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). Continue reading

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My Son is an Adult, Bamanga Tukur reacts

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Mahmud Tukur and Mamman Nasir Ali
ABUJA- THE National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has urged Nigerians not to engage in media trials as the prosecution of his son, Mahmud Tukur and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is on in the fuel subsidy scandal.

Tukur who also pleaded against jumping into conclusion by Nigerians, stressed that his son, Mahmud Tukur who is the Managing Director of Eterna Oil and Gas is an adult and capable of speaking and defending himself.

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Olympics: London sets for colourful opening ceremony

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The sun sets over a view of London, hours before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO
LONDON (AFP) – The London Olympics was set to burst into life Friday with a lavish and colourful opening ceremony whose contents have remained a closely guarded secret.

A fly-past by the famous Red Arrows formation jets and the striking of the world’s biggest tuned bell are expected to start the extravaganza masterminded by Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle at 8:12 pm, or 2012 (1912 GMT).

About 80,000 spectators and VIPs, including about 80 world leaders and US First Lady Michelle Obama, packed Olympic Stadium for the show, which will feature the traditional athletes’ march and the Queen lighting the cauldron. Continue reading

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CBN Issues New Guidelines On Interbank Borrowing

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday said it had revised the guidelines for accessing its interbank windows and repurchase agreement for financial institutions.

In a circular on CBN’s website, it said that the revision was to unwind the measures put in place to cushion the effect of the global financial crisis.

The circular was signed by Mr A.O. Idris of the CBN’s Banking Supervision Department. Continue reading

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Don’t have internet? Send mail by Gmail SMS

Immediately the email facility debuted, the traditional postage services knew the game was up unless innovative upgrade was done on its services. You know, the email is fast, almost instant delivery and feedback is as instant as the flash of light.

Incidentally the short message services SMS, which accompanied the debut of GSM in Nigeria, also came to make matter worse for postal services. Continue reading

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Tentative AIDS Cures Reported At Conference

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A slim ray of hope for the world’s 34 million people living with HIV emerged this week at the International AIDS conference.

Two studies presented in Washington and a third published in a journal involved the use of drugs or procedures that are already in use and are the subject of further research, according to The Washington Post on Friday.

The researchers avoided using the word “cure” during their presentations on Thursday. Continue reading

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