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RCCG Holy Ghost Service July 2014. Theme: The blessed of the Lord » July 4th 

RCCG Holy Ghost Service July 2014

Date: Friday, 4th July, 2014

Theme: The blessed of the Lord

Venue: Redemption Camp, KM 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Time: 7pm (Nigerian Time)

Ministering: Pastor E.A. Adeboye

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DESPLAY Africa Season 7 – Apply Today! – Deadline: February 23rd 2012

DESPLAY – Africa’s foremost annual youth democracy academy funded by NED, USA is now accepting applications

Democracy Series for Participatory Learning and Actions by Youth – DESPLAY, which deepens young people’s knowledge about democracy and fosters active youth participation in governance processes has reached hundreds and thousands of young people  across Africa. A new Africa is emerging because a new generation of young democrats are emerging, and DESPLAY is capacitating and networking this new emerging team! Apply today and you will be glad you did!

What DESPLAY Season 7 Offers:

»Admission for ONLY 30 young people within Africa (especially from West and Central African Countries).

»5 Slots for young people from other African Countries (especially from West and Central African Countries).

»Two (2) semesters of 4 days each in a different state and region of Nigeria.

»About 36 knowledge based sessions and focus group discussions.

»Democracy and good governance engagement kit (Video and Hand Book.)
10 days learning visit to an African country practising democracy.

»Opportunity to become the President of DESPLAY Republic season 7.

»Certificate of participation and an opportunity to become a DESPLAY Fellow.

Eligibility: Young people from Nigeria and other African countries between 18 and 30 years of age.

Deadline: February 23rd 2012.

Download Application Form at www.youngstarsfoundation.org . After download, complete the form, attach to an email and send to 
desplay@yahoo.com

Visit www.youngstarsfoundation.org or call
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Press release: Buhari Not In Support of “Subsidy Removal” – Yinka Odumakin

General (Rtd) Muhammadu Buhari

The attention of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari has been drawn to a statement credited to President Goodluck Jonathan that the former Head of State has thrown his weight behind the anti-people measure called “subsidy removal” which the PDP government wants to force down the throat of Nigerians.

 

Speaking at the 17th Nigerian Economic Summit(NSE) in Abuja on  Thursday,the President said:
    “That is why I can now appreciate people like General Buhari,who in terms of politics was my major competitor, he is the only one person who has come up clearly  that the issue of subsidizing petroleum products is a fraud. He is not playing politics with the development and future of Nigeria”

While it is true that General Buhari has dismissed what government officials call “subsidy” as a fraud, his position has been misrepresented and misapplied by the President to suit the unpopular measure the government wants to take.

General Buhari insists that most of the elements that goes into what is called “subsidy” is the cost of corruption in the opaque business of oil import that has become a cash cow for the alliance of oil importers and government officials bleeding Nigeria white.

He maintains that the sharp practices that characterize importation of petroleum products suggest that the state of our refineries is a deliberate sabotage by these powerful forces who are doing illicit business at the expense of the welfare of the people of Nigeria.

“If this were not so, why is it that the public does not know how much a litre of petrol is bought from the international market and the places we are buying from? Why is consignment  deliberately left at the Ports for I4 days to attract demurrage? Why go and pile charges at private jetties again which is also part of the landing costs”  he asked.

He further buttressed his assertion with the deadlock between the Federal Government and States over the N250b that was to be deducted as first line charge for “oil subsidy” for only September 2011 when that was the amount budgeted for the whole of 2011:

“It took rejection of cheques by the states for about 2 weeks before N65b was returned from this amount into the pool. Why has the cost of subsidy been rising monthly since January when volume of import has not increased and prices of petroleum products have not gone up in the international market” he queried.

As man who has stood against corruption in both private and public spheres all his life, General Buhari cannot lend his support to a measure that aids corruption and further impoverishes the people as all the Federal Government wants to do is to jerk up the pump prices.

His panacea is that Government must fix our refineries and facilitate the building of new ones so that we can refine locally for the benefits of our economy and the people and derive maximum benefits from the 114 additives of oil.

When this is done Nigeria can be in league with other OPEC countries where the cost of fuel is Saudi Arabia $0.12(N18 per litre),Kuwait $0.79(N32 per litre),UAE $0.37(N57 per litre),Venezuela $0.05(N7per litre),Qatar $0.22(N34 per litre),Iran $0.42(N17 per litre) and Algeria $0.20(N31per litre).

Pending when the above will be done,the Federal Government must get out of fuel importation and let the marketers do their own business of importation in a competitive way that can modulate prices up and down.

This is General Buhari’s way of rising beyond partisanship to offer suggestion in the overall interest of the country- not by backing oil cabal agenda of impoverishing the people to satisfy the greed of a few.

Yinka Odumakin.
Spokesman to General Buhari

 

I see a new Nigeria rising – Goodluck Jonathan

ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR, ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S 51ST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY- 1ST OCTOBER 2011

Fellow Compatriots,

On this day 51 years ago, the British Union Jack was lowered and replaced by our national Green-White-Green flag, heralding the independence of our nation. The 1st of October remains a special day for us, for Africa, and indeed the world.

As we celebrate today, we remember with pride, the nationalism and patriotism that inspired our founding fathers and the Nigerian people. They set aside their differences, to secure the unity and independence of our great country.

That is the Nigerian spirit! For the Nigerian spirit cannot be broken. We are a resilient nation, determined to chart a course, through the turbulent waters of nation building. The Nigerian spirit is vibrant today in the world.
Our citizens at home and abroad, are making their mark in all fields of human endeavour. These hard-working and committed Nigerians, remain a source of pride to us and a beacon of what is achievable, if we remain focused and determined.
I know that a great number of you are joining hands with me and the Administration, in the great task ahead.
I value all Nigerians. I see our youth who are looking for jobs and yet remain hopeful. I see the farmer, and fisherman, toiling everyday to earn a living. I see the teacher, working hard, to train our future generations, with much sacrifice. I see the market women whose entrepreneurial spirit helps to generate income for their children and families. I see our sportsmen and women training hard to bring glory to our nation.  I see our resilience and commitment, as a nation, to defend our democracy and secure our future.

I see every single profession and vocation, making positive contributions to national progress. I value you all!

Together, we shall work for a Nigeria in which democracy and the rule of law are sacrosanct. A country where corruption and its attendant vices, are banished. A country where human life is sacred and respected, and where the rights of the individual are protected.
Nigeria is a young entity in the comity of nations and yet in her 51 years, she has made significant strides in making her presence felt all over the world. Our diplomatic and peacekeeping efforts, in various parts of the continent, have helped to end conflict and avert crises. In sustaining global security, our intervention has been crucial to peace, progress and democracy for the citizens of the affected countries.   Read more

Twitter conference on #nyscreforms October 10, 2011 by @digitalpeers and #protectthecorpers

Follow the hashtag #Nyscreforms

Press release: Call for Screening: TBLF Graduate Employability Training

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) – a non-profit leadership and capacity development foundation, is committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and for making a difference in the world. As part of our efforts to raise a generation of transformational leaders, the Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF), in partnership with ThistlePraxis Consulting (TPC) and Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), will train seventy (70) graduates on employability, workplace intelligence and personal productivity. This project is aimed at educating graduates in Cross River state on the realities of the Nigerian and global labour markets through reorientation and corporate skill acquisition programs, with a view to creating high value personnel; equipped to transit seamlessly from school to the workplace.

The training is scheduled to take place from October 24th – 28th, 2011.

 Criteria:

 ? Must be a graduate (from any discipline)

 ? Self-driven

? Willingness to learn & readiness to work

 How to participate:

 a. Interested candidates are invited to the screening session scheduled to hold on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 9.30am. Candidates are advised to attend with the following documents:

? Educational Credentials

 ? Birth Certificate

? Proof of State and Local Government origin

Attendance is STRICTLY by Pre-registration.

b. To pre-register, send an SMS to 08087022650 (SMS ONLY) stating your name, phone number and email address (e.g YES, John Bull, 08011111111, johnbull@me.com)

Deadline for pre-registration is Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 12 noon. Venue will be communicated to pre-registered candidates.

For more details, contact The Bridge Leadership Foundation on: www.thebridgeleadership.org or email info@thebridgeleadership.org

Press release: “This is a national disgrace,” says #ProtectTheCorpers

The coalition of groups behind #ProtectTheCorpers, formed in the wake of the killing of young National Youth Service Corps members in the North has called on the Federal Government and the Government of Rivers State to give the nation a report on the whereabouts of the kidnapped corps members in the state and the plans to get them to their families safe.

“Tomorrow, the 16th of June, is the passing out parade for the Batch B Corps Members, and more than once week since Olumide Yusuf and 4 other female corps members were kidnapped from Community Secondary School in Omademe village Ikwerre LGA of Port Harcourt, Rivers State,” said Chude Jideonwo, of The Future Project. “The matter of kidnapping is one of general national concern and is not specifically an NYSC issue, and as such we had hoped, as with all Nigerians, the government would decisively tackle this development, but we are alarmed that about ten days later, these young helpless people serving their nation are yet to be found!” Read more

“We are watching you, Mr. President.” by Chude Jideonwo (@chude) #lunchwithGEj

Chude Jideonwo, Managing Partner of Red Media/The Future Project

Chude Jideonwo, Managing Partner of Red Media/The Future Project

Being Text of a Speech Given at the Pre-Inauguration Youth Lunch with President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011.

I was a bit worried when I was asked yesterday to speak about youth corps members and corruption at the same time. Beyond the ‘C’ in both words, how does one link both? But then it hit me. You see, sir, the issues are simple: the National Youth Service Corps, like many Nigerian institutions that are ailing, needs urgent reform. It is the reason The Future Project, in conjunction with EnoughisEnough Nigeria, Sleeves Up, AIESEC and the National Youth Council, has activated the youth-led #ProtectTheCorpers campaign, which is urgently demanding this reform.

But beyond that, the question is: why hasn’t this change come – even after so many years and so many lives lost? Why is it so difficult to restructure a scheme that has been ridden by neglect of its young people, lack of basic amenities from uniforms to water in camp, a complete inability to provide these young people with genuine learning opportunities and a total collapse of the original intent of this programme to forge unity? Sir, it is corruption. People who benefit from this corrupt, inept system will fight tooth and nail, rain and shine to ensure that they continue to plunder the commonwealth. They cannot want change, they do not want change, and they never will. And now sir, these corrupt people are part of this government… your government, and therefore your responsibility.

Therefore, the times call for you, dear sir, to make a sharp break from the past and impress us – and we are not easy to impress – with the sheer strength of character to fundamentally restructure our state of affairs. Good intentions are great, a positive disposition is desirable, and your personal credibility is not in doubt, but those cannot dislodge such a fundamentally flawed system.

Sir, you have a prime opportunity to be a hero and change this system – for good – in a way your predecessors have sadly been incapable of.

We will be watching sir. But we won’t just watch, we will demand it, and we will work to make sure that we get it. We will hold you to every one of your promises.

God keep you sir, and God bless Nigeria.

Change-A-Life is celebrating Children’s Day 2011

CHANGE-A-LIFE

CHANGE-A-LIFE

Change-A-Life is celebrating Children’s Day with brilliant and talented children who are also beneficiaries on its education scheme.
 
To make this day memorable, Change-A-Life has put together a two part event which is educating, informative, fun and exciting!
 
The first part which is tagged; Be Inspired will be at the Change-A-Life office Mende Maryland while the second part tagged; Learn with Fun will be at the Lekki Conservation Center.
 
This year’s programme is unique as it involves participation from its Board of Trustees. During the first segment, a Board Member; Mr. Muhtar Bakare will be inspiring the children in an interactive session.
 
Since 2002, Change-A-Life has been intervening in the lives of indigent children through its education and health scheme. Currently, Change-A-Life supports 98 indigent children.

www.changealifenigeria.org

The What About Us? debate will hold in Abuja on March 25, 2011 #whataboutus

The What About Us? debate will hold in Abuja on March 25, 2011. If you have a question for the candidates, please send to questions [at] whataboutusnigeria.org or text 0802 888 2011

Press Release: The Future Awards 2011

The 2011 edition of The Future Awards held today, 30 January at Landmark Village, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, and the event lived up to everyone’s expectations as Africa’s largest youth event. The highly anticipated event turned out to be a night of high glamour and excitement as Nigeria’s most remarkable young people were celebrated.

In trademark style, the event kicked off with a powerful rendition of the national anthem by Segun Obe, Ego, Essence and ChiDynma. The hosts of the night, Silverbird’s Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu expertly anchored the first half of the show, handing over to a dapper duo – Studio 53’s Dolapo Oni and Dr Sid of Mo’ Hits Records. Read more

No more excuses, let’s save Nigeria by Chude Jideonwo

Being an Address by Chude Jideonwo, Managing Director of RedSTRAT/The Future Project at The Future Awards 2011, 30 January 2011, Lagos.

Chude Jideonwo, Managing Director of RedSTRAT/The Future Project

Chude Jideonwo, Managing Director of RedSTRAT/The Future Project

Sometimes Nigeria can confound and frustrate you. Just a few weeks ago, at a meeting our organization facilitated for the Presidency to engage them on the issues that affect young people nationwide, someone said:“people have no faith in themselves, people are pessimistic – that’s why our country is the way it is.” And I smiled.

I smiled because I used to think like that too. I was 13 when I wrote my first book, “In my father’s knickers” and the first publisher I sent it to publishedit, no issues whatsoever. So when I heard people complaining about the “system” not working, I wondered what on earth they were talking about, it had worked for me. Little did I know I was an exception to the disheartening general rule. Many years later I have learnt not to be so quick to judge.

So when I hear statements like that made, statements like “our country is the way it is because people are lazy and pessimistic”, It is enough to make you cry –this utter cluelessness that can sometimes pass for engagement or problem solving, notjust by government, but by the generality of the people who have the task or the duty to ensure that our country is set upon that clichéd right track.

No,people are not pessimistic, people are realistic. And the reality is that our country is essentially… falling apart. Read more

#RSVP: Voters’ registration at Local Authority Nursery & primary school Iba LCDA Lagos.

The Future Awards Announces Extension of Nomination

Due to requests for more time, nominations for The Future Award have been extended.

The new closing date for the nominations is Sunday, November 21, 2010.

Now in its 6th year, The Future Awards, described as Nigeria’s biggest youth event, is the flagship platform under The Future Project, which is an umbrella of youth development projects/programmes that seeks to empower young people and re-direct them towards adding value to themselves and society with strong, positive images/messages.

The 6th season of The Future Awards was launched on the 30th of September, 2010. Twenty categories will be recognized in the awards this season.

These categories are  Best Use of Advocacy, Actor of the Year, Best Use of Technology, Best use of Science, Business Owner of the Year, Comedian of the Year, Best Use of Science, Creative Artist of the Year, Journalist of the Year, Magazine of the Year, Musician of the Year, Music Producer of the Year, On-air Personality of the Year (Radio), On-air Personality of the Year (TV), Professional of the Year (Corporate), Professional of the Year (Creative), Screen Producer of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Team of the Year, the biggest for Young Person of the Year and for Excellence in Public Service.Nominees must be Nigerian citizens and must be aged 18 – 31.

If you want to nominate anyone, all you need to do is go to the website www.thefuturenigeria.com/nominations/, click the ‘Nominate’ link and fill in information about the nominees’ work and why you think he/she should win.

Kindly ensure you get all nominations in by midnight November 21

Organizers of The Future Awards

Organizers of The Future Awards

Press Release:Swedish ambassador & Nigerian actors on stage in internationally acclaimed play SEVEN

Seven, a groundbreaking documentary play, will make a Nigerian premiere in Abuja. Seven portrays seven women’s rights activists from around the globe, including Nigerian advocate for women’s rights, Hafsat Abiola-Costello. In an international tour of staged readings, Riksteatern (The National Touring Theatre of Sweden), the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in Abuja together with NAPTIP (Nigerian National Agency for Trafficking in Persons), presents SEVEN as a staged reading in Abuja on November 15 and November 17 2010.

Hafsat Abiola-Costello

The cast includes Nollywood actor Carol King in the role of Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Swedish ambassador Maj-Inger Klingvall in the role of Inez McCormack, a peace and equal rights activist from Northern Ireland.

“I am proud to present Seven together with Nigerian and Swedish partners. When actors and government officials come together on the theatre stage it shows that theatre is a vital arena for the discussion of democracy and women’s rights. I am especially delighted to be doing Seven in the home country of Hafsat Abiola-Costello, who is portrayed in the play”, says Hedda Krausz Sjögren, producer and artistic director at Riksteatern.

To date Ms. Krausz Sjögren has directed over 200 politicians, actors and profiles of civil society in the Riksteatern tour of staged readings of Seven. Seven has toured several countries including Sweden, Turkey, Great Britain and the US, where Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep was featured in the role of Inez McCormack, from Northern Ireland. Hafsat Abiola-Costello will be present on both occasions.

Seven is presented in connection with “Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation & Prostitution -The Swedish and African Experiences”. Time and place: Monday, November 15, 5 pm – 6.30 pm – restricted by invitation only, Wednesday, November 17 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm – public event- Sheraton Hotel Ladi Kwali St. Way Abuja.

Cast: Sven-Axel Månsson, professor at the Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Sweden, reads Mu Sochua. Maj-Inger Klingvall, ambassador and senior advisor at Swedish Foreign Office, reads Inez McCormack. Thomas Ahlstrand, senior prosecutor at International Public Prosecution Office, Gothenburg, Sweden, reads Annabella De Leon. Bartholomew Oshionebo, Professor of Dramatic Arts, University of Abuja, reads Farida AziziJennifer Osammor, actress, shortlisted for Best Actor (Male & Female) in The Future Awards in 2009, Lagos, reads Mukhtar Mai. Emem Obonguko, Phd student of Dramatic Arts, University of Abuja, reads Marina Pisklakova – Parker.

Carol King,  ctress, appearing in leading roles in MNET produced series including “Edge of Paradise” and I need to Know”, Lagos, reads Hafsat Abiola-Costello.

For more information and bookings please contact: Sofia Ek,  Embassy of Sweden No. 41 T.Y. Danjuma Street Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria,

Telephone: +234 9 87 46 913, +234 9 87 46 913

Fax: +870 7 82 24 87 89

E-mail: sofia.ek@foreign.ministry.se Or call: Pamela Braide – 08037183468, Paul Nya – 08037018838

Seven is written by Ruth Margraff, Anna Deveare-Smith, Susan Yankowitz , Carol K. Mack, Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux och Gail Kriegel.   Created in collaboration with Vital Voices Global Partnership.

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