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RCCG Helps Ministry Weekend 2019. Theme: Greater Works – 19th – 22nd September

RCCG Helps Ministry Weekend 2019 Theme: Greater Works Date: 19th – 22nd September, 2019 Venue: All RCCG Parishes Facebook Comments

National Youth Games: Lagos Sports Commission Commends Athletes

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Buhari replaces Oyo-Ita with Yemi-Esan as Head of Civil Service

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CBN begins charges on deposits, withdrawals above N500,000

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We would do the needful for our athletes – Oyo commissioner

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Alleged N400m theft: Army court martial former GOC

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Buhari re-appoints Adeyemi, Adeleye Special Assistants

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Buhari Dissolves Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery Of Public Property

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Xenophobia: S/Africa finally allows Air Peace to evacuate 2nd batch of Nigerians

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Tribunal verdict: Makinde says it’s triumph of truth over falsehood

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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

 

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Pictures from #HungerStrike against #fuelsubsidy removal Abuja 11 11 11

NO TO THE REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDY

Nigerian youths says “NO TO THE REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDY”

Pictures via via @AbangMercy @ynaija @fuelsubsidy.org

 

Dayo Israel granting interview

Dayo Israel granting interview

Wale Ajani Addressing the press

Wale Ajani Addressing the press

 

 

 

 

 

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Open Heavens Devotional: ALWAYS A REMNANT – Friday, November 11, 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.” (1 Kings 19:18)

READ: 1 Kings 19:13-18

The letter the Lord wrote to the church in Sardis in Revelation 3:1-6 was a very sad one. Unlike the previous letters, there was barely anything good to say about them, except that there were a few who did not defile themselves. One lesson here is that the Lord Jesus is the most objective person you can think of. He calls a spade a spade, not an axe. If there is nothing good about you, He will say it with love to provoke you to do something about it. Church leaders, unlike Jesus have become so subjective. When an incident occurs, many ministers will do all they can to avoid calling it exactly what it is. This could be due to fear, favouritism, or tribal sentiments. One virtue that should distinguish you as a man or woman of God is your commitment to truth. If you cannot tell the truth at all times, irrespective of who is affected, you are a disgrace to the Christian Community. Do you take sides when judging a matter? How impartial is your judgement? Remember, Jesus says it is the way you judge, you will be judged yourself. If you denied someone justice, expect that you will be denied justice where it matters most. Be like Jesus – The Truth.

This passage also reminds us that no matter how polluted a people are, there is always a faithful remnant. They may be one, two or just a few; yet there are those who will always strive to meet the Master’s standards. This is why you must not allow anyone to deceive you. If people generally tell you that holiness is impossible, leave them alone. Look for the remnant few who believe God’s Word completely. In Sardis, there was a remnant few. At a time the Israeli captives taken to Babylon compromised their faith and joined with the rest of Babylon to bow down to the golden image of Nebuchadnezzar, the remnant three stood for the God of Israel (Dan. 3). At a time the nation of Israel backslid and began to worship idols during the days of Jezebel, there was a faithful remnant – Elijah and the 7000. In your generation, there is a remnant of God-fearing, heaven-bound saints. You have a choice to either be part of those who shall be saved, or the crowd that will be damned. Make your choice today!

PRAYER POINT:

Father, let me be a part of Your faithful remnant.

Bible in One year: Psa. 55-57

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Open Heavens Devotional: MOVE ON – Thursday, November 10, 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light” (Ephesians 5:14).

READ: Psalm 1:1-3

When the prodigal son resolved to leave the pigs and return to his father in Luke 15:18, he was simply stepping out of the congregation of the dead. Ephesians 5:14 says, “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” Some people are not dead but asleep. It is dangerous to stay beside those who are asleep because they fail to recognize danger signs or observe what is going on around them; hence the above scripture compares them with the dead. When you fail to flow with what the Spirit is telling His church at a particular time, you are asleep. When your defenses are down and you live like there is no enemy or danger in sight, you are sleeping. Do not keep company with those who are spiritually backward. Do you know some people are yet to receive the light of the Gospel that has shone on certain dark areas in the sixties and seventies? For instance, if you belong to the group of people who believe that financial or material poverty is a necessary condition to making it to Heaven, you are sleeping, probably spiritually dead. It is like somebody clinging tenaciously to the type writer with all its limitations in the age of computers and the internet. Stop limiting yourself! Jesus did not just say ‘pray’, He first said ‘watch’. If you cannot watch, your prayers could be misguided. It takes one who is awake to watch and pray.

On the other hand, some are not sleeping but sitting. They are sitting with scorners, gossipers and those of critical spirit. Don’t sit with such an evil crowd. Some are standing. As good as this may be, do not be kept on the same spot. Others are walking. That is some measure of progress but not enough because the King’s business requires haste. The Lord is in a hurry, are you? There are those who are running. Even this is limited. Why run when you can fly? Why fly low when you can soar to the greatest heights? Never be satisfied with your position. Continue to press forward until you leave the earth.

ACTION POINT:
Break off from everything tying you to the same spot today.

Bible in A Year: Psalm 52-54

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Video: The October 2011 RCCG Holy Ghost Service –Theme: New Anointing.

Message by Pastor E. A. Adeboye.

 

 

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Open Heavens Devotional: SUBMITTING TO SUPERIORS – Wednesday, November 9, 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” (Rom. 13:1)

READ: Romans 13:1-7

When Heaven’s verdict was being pronounced on King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4:15-16, it was stated that although the tree stump would be left, however, seven times would pass over him. This means while serving his punishment for seven years, God will not forget him. He may even get a parole afterwards. This act of God’s mercy tells us that God never forgets the punished. Are you undergoing discipline and feel the whole world was turned against you and you feel like returning to the world? Don’t! God has not forgotten you. Patiently endure that chastisement of the Lord because it is for your good. Afterwards, you will still have reasons to thank Him for that punitive action. Nebuchadnezzar was ignored for seven years! It is better to die than to be ignored by the One whose presence is needed each second. May you never be ignored by God.

Moreover, every divine judgement has a purpose. In King Nebuchadnezzar’s case it was “…. that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men”. If you are born again, then you are part of the living. In that position you are today, give God praise and be content. According to Daniel 4:17 and Romans 13:1-7, whoever becomes your boss or superior must be accepted even if such got there through questionable means. The fact is that, such a person could not have gotten there without God allowing it. Hence, if you rebel against your boss, you may indirectly be rebelling against God. Psalm 115:3 says God cannot be queried. God is free to do whatever He likes with any of us. Yet he is a wonderful friend but a dangerous enemy. Do all you can to keep Him your friend!

ACTION POINT:

Do you find it difficult to submit to your superiors especially if they used to be your subordinates? Ask God for grace.

 
Bible in One year: Psa. 49-51

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A festival of talent! Thousands show up for Lagos auditions of Nigerian idol season II

Thousands show up for Lagos auditions of Nigerian idol season II

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LAGOS, NIGERIA 

November 8, 2011

 

Thousands show up for Lagos auditions of Nigerian idol season II

Thousands show up for Lagos auditions of Nigerian idol season II

It was a spectacular showcase of talents as Nigeria’s biggest music reality show Nigerian Idol held its final Season II auditions at the Dream Studios in Lagos. From Friday November4 to Sunday November 6, thousands of young talents trooped in to take a shot at being the next Nigerian Idol. The-3 day event recorded a massive turnout as registration lines stretched across Bamako Street and up to the main road, obstructing traffic in some instances.

The audition train started in Abuja in October, breezing through thousands of talents in Enugu and Port Harcourt along with Etisalat-sponsored mini-concerts which provided extra entertainment.

“I am very happy to be here,” said Ronke Adeniji , a petite 21 year old Nigerian who travelled all the way from Abidjan, Ivory Coast to be a part of this year’s show. I followed the show on Facebook and Twitter throughout the show last year and I made up my mind to be a part of this one. Once the time came, I packed my bags and came to Lagos.”

Abdul Bolu, unemployed graduate, travelled all night from Nassarawa to take part. “I actually borrowed my transport fare from my elder sister, he explains as he practices on his guitar. I could not afford it to the Abuja auditions; I had to convince my family members how much this meant to me. Luckily they believed in me and here I am today.”

Ronke and Abdul are just two from thousands of young Nigerians who travelled to Lagos from far and wide to take part in the auditions with the dream of becoming the next Nigerian Idol. Read more

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Open Heavens Devotional: PARTAKING IN REVIVAL – Tuesday, November 8, 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

 

MEMORIZE: “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:5).

 

READ: 2 Timothy 3:1-5

 

We are at the threshold of the biggest revival in the history of the world. The world requires fire to jolt it out of complacency in order to appreciate God’s move. Without signs and wonders, most unbelievers will refuse to believe. The faith of Christ is one that is backed up with power but if this essential ingredient is missing, it becomes an empty, unprofitable faith. Without the presence of fire, Christianity will not be different from the world’s religions. When God started His dealings with the Israelites, fire played a key role. Even as the relationship between them progressed, the fire increased. But at some point, human wisdom suggested that they dropped the fire ingredient. From that time, power eluded them and their relationship with God became a form of religion that contained traditions, rules and laws.

 

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:5). The coming of the Lord Jesus restored fire to the nation. Shortly before He ascended, Jesus promised His disciples a baptism of fire which took place on the day of Pentecost. At the upper room, literal fire was seen on the heads of the 120 believers. As the church grew, the fire waxed hotter and the revival progressed. The Acts of the Apostles is a record of the fire of the Early Church. How is it with us today? Methods, scientific gadgets and human wisdom are fast replacing Pentecostal fire. Human acceptance and applause is now preferred to divine recognition and approval.

 

The Early Church did not care about human approval and applause. Attempts at dowsing the fire of the Holy Ghost in the Early Church further increased it. After many years, this type of fire has not been seen in the world. But these last days, there is an outpouring of God’s Spirit that surpasses the previous moves of God. You can be part of it. To benefit from this move, you must be saved, live righteously. Your obedience must be total. You must have a heart for Him and be willing to spend and be spent for the Master. You must drop any tradition that conflicts with God’s Word. You must be prepared to offer sacrifices of praise regularly. Break off from sinful partners and unequal yoke. Cut off compromise and be prepared to stand out for the Lord. Let your greatest desire be to please Him according to His terms. The fire of God will fall upon you this season. Your life, family, business and ministry will never be the same again.

 

PRAYER POINT:

 

Father, make me an instrument of Your revival as You release fresh Pentecostal fire on me.

 

Bible in One year: Psa. 46-48

 

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Open Heavens Devotional: IT’S GOOD TO TEST Monday, November 7, 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

 

MEMORIZE: “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thess. 5:21)

 

READ: 1 Thess. 5:21-22

 

If you love God, you will find yourself hating all that God hates. One thing that is expected of every bona fide believer in Christ is a probing mind. Without a probing, curious and meticulous mindset, the average believer might be prone to deception. In Matthew 24:24, Jesus warns: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect”. Why should you prove all things? It is because Satan has sent several counterfeits into the spiritual market place. If you are not probing and spiritually discerning enough, you might end up purchasing fake spiritual products. Today, there exists fake or counterfeit versions of every gift of the Holy Spirit. If you see them in manifestation, you could be convinced they are the original. If you look from a distance, you would most probably be deceived. But if you look closely and compare every component with that of the original as spelt out by the Word of God, you will realize you were dealing with fakes.

 

If you really love God, and hate evil, you will adopt the attitude of the Berean Jews to first probe everything they were given and compare it with the Word of God before accepting or rejecting it (Acts 17:10-11). Do not accept just any doctrine flying in the air because there are many doctrines being taught in many places that the Bible calls doctrines of devils (1 Tim. 4:1). Some leaders have brought satanic doctrine from the spiritual market place without discerning it. They are spreading same to others. This must stop! The Word of God is the standard. Anything that negates this supreme counsel must be abandoned with speed. How discerning are you? Do you take time to prove all things? How probing is your mind? Do you take nutty issues to the Holy Spirit to help you out? It is after probing things that you should hold fast to the good ones and abandon the evil ones. Carry out a thorough evaluation of your beliefs and compare them with the Bible. Know the ones to adopt and sustain, but those that conflicts with God’s Word must be thrown into the trash can.

ACTION POINT:

 

Proving or probing things is something God cannot do for you but will assist you in, if you really want to do it. Ask for a spiritually discerning mind.

 

Bible in One year: Psa. 43-45

 

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3rd NCCF Sokoto Alumni Reunion 2011- Theme: Rooted & built up in Christ (Col. 2: 6-8).

 

3rd NCCF Sokoto Alumni Reunion 2011

Sub-Theme: Discover & Maximize you unique selling point.

 

Date: Saturday, 3rd December 2011

 

Venue: The Assemblies of God Church, behind St. Leo’s Catholic Church, off Toyin Street, Ikeja Lagos.

 

Time: 1pm prompt.

 

Get ready, inform others, support & participate.

www.nccfsokotoalumni.com

 

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Open Heavens Devotional: GOD’S TESTIMONIAL – Sunday, November 6, 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you” (John 15:15).

READ: Revelation 1:5-6

God testifies that you are the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Mt 5:13-16). The testimony of a child of God is of great significance. Revelation 1:5-6 says we have been made kings and priests unto God. 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But ye a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” By divine appointment, every child of God is a priest of the King of kings, a saint and a holy person. He is peculiar – different. As salt of the earth, the believer arrests decay and preserves what is good. This is why corruption should not thrive anywhere a bona fide believer is. Are corrupt practices flourishing where you are? If yes, then you are not living as the salt of the earth that you are.

Long before refrigerators were invented, salt was used in preserving meat. It is able to keep flies at bay and therefore prevent infestation of maggots. If meat was already decaying, as soon as salt was introduced, that was the end to its decadence. In what ways have you lived up to God’s billing or testimony? Being called the ‘light of the world’ makes us the opposite of darkness. The entrance of light brings in shouts of jubilation, joy and life. Whenever there is light, you would be prompted to attend to tasks that were abandoned. To what extent have you affected people around you as salt or light?

In John 15:15, Jesus further calls us friends. It is a great honor to be introduced as the friend of Mr. President how much more as the friend of the Most High God. You can be certain that all doors will fling open to you at the mention of that Name – Jesus. What God expects from you is that having called you with such precious names, He wants you to live up to what you are called so that, it can become your testimonial. Ask God for grace to live up to the worth of your names. It is when your life agrees with the name the Lord has called you that it becomes your testimonial.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, empower your church worldwide to live up to the gracious names she is called.

Bible in A Year: 1 Timothy 1-3

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Open Heavens Devotional: DOES YOUR FAITH PLEASE GOD? – Saturday, 5 November 2011

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

 

MEMORIZE: “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days” (Heb. 11:30)

 

READ: Mark 11:22-23

 

If you want to be a winner, you must know this foundational truth that with God you cannot possibly lose, and without Him, you cannot possibly win. In Exodus 14:21-28, all Moses did was lift up his hands. That was his input. God did the rest. The Lord parted the Red sea. Winning in life depends largely on your relationship with God. There are three foundational truths you must know as a winner. First, recognizing that their success depends on God, winners do everything in their power to please God. How? Hebrews 11:6 says it takes faith to please God. Winners are men and women of faith. They demonstrate faith in all they do. Habakkuk 2:4 says, “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith”. Your faith in God is your most prized possession. It is so important to God that, He said the just shall live by faith four times. It is also why a whole chapter of the Bible was devoted to winners who did exploits through faith (Heb. 11). According to 2 Corinthians 5:7, the one who would please God must not limit his or her decisions to only what can be seen. We do not walk by sight. Is your level of faith pleasing to God?

 

“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days” (Heb. 11:30). If only you can have faith and put it to work, there is no wall that can stop you. The type of faith you manifest is what determines how your blessing will reach you. Your level of faith makes it easy or difficult for your blessing to come. Some people believe that until a man of God lays his hands and prays for them, the problem will not go, while some simplify the process by tying their blessing to mere seeing or touching the man of God. There was a woman who was barren for several years who attended a meeting I was present at during my first year as the General overseer. She came to the place at Alagbado, Ogun State with the belief that her problem would be over if only she could sight me. Unfortunately, I had left before she arrived. While weeping, she was directed to another place I would be. She was there early. I came in company of other pastors. After I was introduced, she heaved a sigh of relief and thanked the Lord. Nine months later, her baby was born because of faith! Is your kind of faith adding speed to or delaying your blessing?

ACTION POINT:

 

Examine your faith and make conscious effort to develop it.

 

Bible in One year: Zech. 11-14

 


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Prayer Points from the November 2011 RCCG’s Holy Ghost Service: Theme – “Weep Not”.

Friday, 4th November 2011

1. Praise Him that you are still alive till this moment.

2. Father! Arise for me no matter how many my enemies may be, scatter them all.

3. Father! Turn my sorrow to joy tonight, my weeping to laughter, my bitterness to sweetness.
4. Father! You brought water out of the rock before, Do it again for me.

5. Father! Lift me up urgently.

6. Father! Make a way for me, dismantle every road block on my path.

7. Every storm bombarding my life, still them NOW.

8. Remove every source of sorrow in my family. Don’t never let me weep again.

9. Before this year ends, let my testimonies be complete.

10. Personal prayer requests.

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LIVE: November 2011 RCCG’s Holy Ghost Service

Watch LIVE:  November 2011 RCCG’s Holy Ghost Service

 

Theme – “Weep Not”.

Ministering: Pastor E. A. Adeboye and other anointed ministers of God.

Time: 7pm Nigerian time

 

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Watch LIVE: November 2011 RCCG’s Holy Ghost Service

Watch LIVE:  November 2011 RCCG’s Holy Ghost Service

 

Theme – “Weep Not”.

Ministering: Pastor E. A. Adeboye and other anointed ministers of God.

Time: 7pm Nigerian time

 

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