Sammie Okposo Leads Worship & Declarations At #EndSars Protest Ground

 

Award-winning Gospel music minister of international repute Sammie Okposo has led protesters in worship and prophetic declarations at the protest ground, Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday the 13th of October 2020.

Sammie Okposo who has been very vocal lending his voice to the #EndSars protest since the protest left the social media to the streets and has always spoken out against injustice had gone to the protest ground to show solidarity but got invited to take the centre stage in recognition of his personality.

The Gospel music minister took advantage of the platform to raise an altar for Nigeria. What better way to give the reins of the current situation to God than where the fight for better Nigeria is ongoing.

 

 

As a patriotic citizen, according to the commandment of Christ, Sammie also led the protesters in the second stanza of the national anthem, which is basically a prayer in itself. Having led the protesters in worship, Sammie Okposo went further to proclaim a better Nigeria where the killings and police brutality will end, the governance will be for the betterment of the citizens and Nigeria will indeed be great.

 

 

Worship and prophetic declarations led by Sammie Okposo at  End Sars protest

 

Speaking on the new development, The “Sing Hallelujah” crooner said he has always believed in a better Nigeria.

“I believe in Nigeria. God bless Nigeria. Revival is here. Transformation is here #ENDSARSNOW”

The #EndSARS movement started on Twitter around 2017, calling for the banning of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigerian Police Force. It is a call to end police oppression and brutality in Nigeria. In October of 2020, the movement spiralled from just being an online hashtag into a physical protest to once and for all call on the government to scrap the unit of the police.

The protest has gone global with celebrities and personalities from all across the globe lending their voice to the movement. The movement has also seen the dissolution of the unit which the government intends to redeploy to other arms of the Nigerian police force. Protesters are however against the move.

Speaking on the move by the federal government and IG of police to set up a new anti-robbery squad called the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to replace  the defunct SARS, Sammie Okposo using the acronym said; “SWAT is SARS With Another Title.”

Add to the call that the department be completely dissolved, protesters are also calling for the reform of the Nigerian police force as a whole.

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Song Contest: ENTER THE GOSPELNAIJA AT 9 THEME SONG CHALLENGE

 

Here’s how to enter:

– Compose a new theme song for the GospelNaija Platform

– Record a Video of you singing the Song

– Upload to Instagram and tag @GospelNaija, using the hashtags #GospelNaijaAt9 and #GospelNaijaThemeSongChallenge

Entry closes on Tuesday, 16th of June

Voting kicks off on Thursday, 18th of June

Cash Prizes and Free Promotions worth N500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) to be won!

Winners to be announced at the GospelNaija Anniversary Live Concert on Sunday, 28th of June 2020.

Check out the current GospelNaija Theme Song here:
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EeZee Conceptz Season! Mercy Chinwo & EeZee Tee Bag 4 Awards At AGAFEST 2019

 

A new milestone has been laid by EeZee Conceptz Global after scooping 4 awards from the just concluded African Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST) which held in Ghana.

EeZee Conceptz Global artiste Mercy Chinwo took home 3 awards – Worship Song of the Year, New Artiste of the Year and Female Artiste of the Year award – while Label boss, artiste manager and music promoter EeZee Tee walked away with Artiste Manager of the Year award.

 

 

Mercy Chinwo was paired with renowned artistes including Sinach (Nigeria), Diana Hamilton (Ghana), Ntokozo Mbambo (South Africa), Prospa Ochimana (Nigeria), Lily Perez (Nigeria), Joe Mettle (Ghana), Tim Godfrey (Nigeria) in different categories to emerge winner of the 3 awards.

 

 

EeZee Tee was also paired with other managers from around Africa including Kwesi Kumi Koomson (Joe Mettle’s manager), King David (Diana Hamilton’s manager), Psheg (Sinach’s manager), Kgaogelo Makweya (Dr. Tumi’s manager), amongst others, to emerge winner in the category.

Speaking on the award EeZee Conceptz Global boss EeZee Tee reminisced on how he was criticized for leaving a potentially promising music career to focus on artiste management, 7 years down the line, he is only filled with awe of what God has done!

 

 

“In 2012, when the Lord asked me to go into Brand management and Media Consulting, dropping my music career completely, I was hugely discouraged by some very respected and trusted folks who were sure I wouldn’t last… 7 years later, all I see is God proofing himself over and over again in my life. Don’t give up folks, people’s opinion and head knowledge about you can’t change God’s script.” 

The African Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST) took place on the 30th of March, 2019, at the Fantasy Dome in Accra, Ghana, with the theme “Africa Under One God.” It seeks to honour the works of Gospel acts across the continent.

Billy Graham Dies at 99

(Photo: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)Evangelist Billy Graham speaks during his Crusade at Flushing Meadows Park in New York, June 25, 2005. Graham, 86, has preached the Gospel to more people in a live audience format than anyone in history – over 210 million people in more than 185 countries. His followers believe that the New York Crusade which runs from June 24 to 26 will be his last live appearance.

Billy Graham died Wednesday at the age of 99. The world renowned evangelist, who has been listed on Gallup’s most admired list 61 times since 1955 — more than any other person — passed away peacefully at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, after struggling with various health problems linked to his advanced age.

In a statement to The Christian Post, Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham (whose full name is William Franklin Graham Jr.) and the son of Franklin Graham, said:

“My grandfather once said, ‘One day you’ll hear that Billy Graham has died. Don’t you believe it. On that day I’ll be more alive than ever before! I’ve just changed addresses.’ My friends, today my grandfather moved from the land of the dead to the land of the living,” Will Graham declared.

“We mourn that he is no longer with us physically here on earth, but we don’t grieve as those who have no hope. My grandfather invested his entire life in sharing the promise of eternity through Jesus Christ, and today he had the opportunity to realize that hope himself, kneeling before his Savior and hearing the words, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ My family appreciates your prayers now and in the days ahead.”

Last week, Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, gave an update on her father’s health during a conference at Moody Bible Institute. 

“I’m not sure he knows that I’m here. He doesn’t track like he used to, but his mind is still clear,” she said.

“He can’t see; he has a hard time seeing because of macular degeneration,” she continued. “He’s fairly deaf, I have to use a microphone and he wears a headset for me to speak to him. He’s not mobile.”

Since Billy Graham preached his last sermon on Nov. 7, 2013, for “My Hope America With Billy Graham,” a nationwide movement to expose Americans to the message of salvation in Jesus Christ, he appeared to have let go of life and be more ready than ever to go to Heaven, his family observed.

“On November 7, he (Billy Graham) finished his race and up until that time, God had protected his health and gave him supernatural strength, and now, the only thing left is for him to come home,” said Will Graham to Assist News in December 2013. “God has removed his hand of protection and old age has set in.”

Meanwhile, Franklin Graham told The Christian Post that he had “never seen him (Billy Graham) this weak in all of my life, so I know he’d appreciate your prayers.”

Despite his weakened state, Graham was working on a book up until the time of his death. Graham’s last book was published in October 2013 and titled, The Reason for My Hope: Salvation. In total, Graham had written 32 books, including his autobiography Just As I Am (1997), Nearing Home (2011), and Angels: God’s Secret Agents (1975), which sold 1 million copies within 90 days.

Billy Graham was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Charlotte, N.C., and raised on a dairy farm. He graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. – home of the Billy Graham Center Museum and where he met his wife, Ruth McCue Bell, the daughter of a missionary surgeon to China. They were married for over 60 years until Ruth’s death in 2007.

Graham, a Southern Baptist, has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association estimates that he has preached live to nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories, and hundreds of millions of more people through television, video, film and webcasts. He has led hundreds of thousands of individuals to make personal decisions to commit their lives to Jesus Christ, according to BGEA.

He is also known as the “pastor to presidents,” having met every U.S. president since World War II through Barack Obama. For his 95th birthday celebration, President Bill Clinton was among the 700 guests that included Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch and Rick Warren. And for the dedication of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., in 2007, three former U.S. presidents came to share the momentous event with him: George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

“Every life Billy Graham ever touched – including people who never became president, never spoke at a crusade – is better because he was a good and faithful servant of the two most important commandments (to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself),” said Clinton in his speech during the dedication ceremony on May 31, 2007.

Clinton, who has shared that he attended Graham’s 1959 Little Rock, Ark., crusade, also had said during the 2007 dedication ceremony, “When he (Graham) prays with you in the Oval Office or the upstairs of the White House, you feel that he’s praying for you, not the president.”

For Graham’s 95th birthday in 2013, several megachurch pastors gave tributes to the evangelist during interviews with The Christian Post at the Resurgence conference.

Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Southern California and author of the bestseller The Purpose Driven Life, had told CP that Billy Graham was among his mentors.

“One of the things that a lot of people don’t know about Billy Graham is that he was also an encouragers to pastors,” Warren shared. “One time in Amsterdam he brought in 12,000 evangelists from all around the world. I had written a Bible study methods and Billy had brought a book for every one of those evangelists and had me come in and teach it.

“He was first and foremost an encourager,” Warren remembers fondly.

Billy Graham is survived by his five children – Virginia, Anne Morrow, Ruth Bell, William Franklin, III, and Nelson Edman – 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.



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NELSON MANDELA DIES AT 95

Former South African President Nelson Mandela — famous for his fight to end the racist policy of apartheid — died today at the age of 95.Mandela’s health had been in steep decline over the past few months — he was hospitalized on June 8 for kidney and liver problems and had been on life support. Doctors also said he had a recurring lung infection.

The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, had said Mandela was “well looked after” and “comfortable” during his final days. Mandela became an international figure during his 27 years in prison for conspiring to overthrow South Africa’s government. He was released in 1990, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in ’93.

In 1994 Mandela helped orchestrate South Africa’s first multi-racial election and became the country’s first Black president. Over the years, Mandela’s been portrayed by several major actors including Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover and Idris Elba. He also made a cameo as a teacher in Spike Lee’s 1992 flick “Malcolm X.”R.I.P.

President Jacob Zuma said flags will be flown at half-mast across South Africa immediately with a state burial to follow. The UK government have also announced that flags will be flown at half-mast in the UK. Rest in peace, Madiba!
Long Live Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013.

Ikay (@ikworships) – Look At Me Now

 

Here’s a brand new joint from gifted and anointed worship leader/alternative rock vocalist Ikay AKA Ik Worships.

His consistency cannot be overlooked from one hit song to another as he took us from widely accepted Akamaranma to No Be Lie and now he shares this heart warming song Look At Me Now that tells the story of salvation in words everyone can relate with.

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Abortion Clinics Closing at Record Rate By Tom Strode

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For Abby Johnson, the closing of a single Planned Parenthood center demonstrated her dramatic reversal from abortion clinic director to leading pro-life advocate.

But for pro-lifers throughout the United States, it marked another exhibit in a hopeful trend — abortion centers are shutting down at an unprecedented rate. The total so far this year is 44, according to a pro-life organization that tracks clinic operations.

None was more telling for Johnson than the mid-July closing of the Planned Parenthood center in Bryan, Texas. It came less than four years after Johnson, burdened by her involvement with abortion, walked out of that clinic as its director and into the offices of the Coalition for Life.

“Knowing that the former abortion clinic I once ran is now closing is the biggest personal victory of my life,” Johnson said in a written statement after the announcement of the shutdown. “From running that facility, to then advocating for its closure, and now celebrating that dream … it shows that my life has indeed come full circle.”

Since her celebrated conversion from Planned Parenthood director, Johnson has started a ministry to help workers leave the abortion industry. She has pledged, as she said in July, to “fight until every abortion clinic in this country has shut its doors.”

This year, 42 clinics that provided surgical abortions have shut their doors, and two that offered chemical abortions by drugs also have closed, according to Operation Rescue, which monitors closings and health and safety violations by clinics nationwide. That number far surpasses the 25 surgical clinics shutdown last year and the 30 in 2011, by Operation Rescue’s count. While others estimate a smaller number of closings, the pattern is clear.

Some of the shutdowns have been of major clinics. For instance, Virginia’s No. 1 abortion provider closed, The Washington Post reported in July. NOVA Women’s Healthcare in Fairfax, Va., shut down after state and local governments enacted regulations the abortion provider appeared unable to meet. The northern Virginia clinic performed 3,066 abortions in 2012 and 3,567 in 2011.

The reasons given for the upswing in closings are varied even among pro-lifers. They include:

  • the increasing state regulation and oversight of clinics
  • a growth in pro-life opinion and activity
  • a decline in the abortion rate

In some cases, clinics have shut down when abortion doctors retired or were no longer licensed.

State legislatures enacted 69 pro-life laws this year, according to a report released Sept. 5 by Americans United for Life. In all, 48 states considered about 360 such proposals in 2013, AUL reported.

The legislative action this year continued a recent trend in states: 70 “life-affirming measures” became law in 2011 and 38 in 2012, according to AUL.

Some measures have targeted making the procedure and clinics safer for women, and have helped escalate the number of clinic shutdowns. This year, states such as Alabama, North Carolina and Texas passed varied laws either requiring abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety standards as outpatient surgical centers, or authorizing the state to enforce such requirements. Also, in 2013, North Dakota and Wisconsin joined Alabama and Texas in mandating abortion doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

While pro-lifers assert the laws are for the protection of women, abortion rights advocates argue their purpose is to stop abortion. Regardless, the result appears to be abortion clinics are being held accountable in ways they have not been previously.

“Considering the growing body of medical evidence confirming the health risks of abortion for women, abortion cannot be left in the hands of an unmonitored, unregulated and uncaring industry feeding off fear and federal subsidies,” AUL president Charmaine Yoest said in a written statement.

The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization affiliated with the abortion rights movement, charged in June such laws “are a solution in search of a problem, a cynical ploy to advance an agenda that seeks to make it more and more difficult for women to obtain an abortion, with the ultimate goal of eliminating U.S. women’s access to safe and legal abortion.”

The increased state government oversight of clinics is a response to pro-lifers spotlighting abuses by abortion providers, and to the scandals uncovered in recent years, said Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue’s senior policy advisor. Her research has produced disciplinary action against various abortion doctors.

Foremost among the scandals was that of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and his Philadelphia clinic. The regulatory failures in Pennsylvania appear to have made an impression on officials in other states.

Gosnell received three consecutive life sentences in May for the first-degree murder of three born-alive babies. Those children were only three of hundreds at least six months into gestation who were killed outside the womb after induced delivery at a clinic criticized for its unsanitary and unsafe conditions.

A 2011 grand jury report criticized the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of State for failing to oversee the clinic properly. Gosnell’s clinic had not been inspected since 1993 despite many complaints, according to the report.

While the actions of state legislatures and agencies appear to have contributed to clinic shutdowns, the growing activism of pro-lifers also has been an important ingredient, said the national director of 40 Days for Life.

“I believe the increase in closures is due to record numbers of Christians praying for an end to abortion, and getting actively involved in pro-life efforts where they live — recognizing that change is not going to come from politicians in Washington, D.C., anytime soon,” David Bereit wrote in a statement for Baptist Press.

Since 2007, 40 Days has conducted its semi-annual campaigns of peaceful prayer vigils outside abortion clinics in more than 500 cities nationally and internationally. More than 575,000 people have participated, and 40 Days reports 39 clinics have closed permanently after their campaigns.

Both Bereit and Sullenger believe even more clinic closures are in the offing.

“The momentum is shifting dramatically in the pro-life direction, and as even more people answer the call to ‘speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves’ and ‘rescue those being led to the slaughter,'” Bereit said, citing verses in Proverbs 31 and 24, respectively, “I believe we will see many more abortion centers closing in the near future.”

Sullenger said in a written statement, “We do anticipate an increase in the number of abortion clinics as new laws are enacted and inspections increase. Enforcement of laws on the books has always been the key. We simply have never found an abortion clinic that complies with the law on all points.

“Couple that with a downward trend in abortion numbers and increased pro-life sentiment, [and] the abortion industry is in financial trouble,” she said before adding a caveat. “However, an influx of money from the government via [the 2010 health-care reform law] and private sources could artificially keep some clinics open.”

Tom Strode is Washington bureau chief for Baptist Press.

c. 2013 Baptist Press. 

Publication date: September 19, 2013

U-P-D-A-T-E-!!! MY OGA AT THE TOP: Wife Protest At Channels TV.

The wife of the NSCDC Commandant that was ridiculed in the crazy “My Oga At The Top” video has been reported to have forced her way into Channels TV studio today to protest bitterly to the chairman of Channels on the damages the crazy video has caused his family.

She cried that her kids at school are been ridiculed everyday by their mates. On her part, her neighbours and fellow market women make jest of her everyday. She say that the worse of the issue is that her husband can’t sleep at night again because of the terrible embarrassment the video has caused him.

In fact she says the man cry every night and also, the so called Oga at the Top is even contemplating sacking or demoting the man because of the damages the video has caused NSCDC.
[Before this woman came back from the protest at Channels TV, Her Husband has received a call about his suspension].

We are appealing to the Chief Commandant of NSCDC who rescind his decision to sack or punish this man as a result of his interview at Channels TV. We are also appealing to the Lagos state Government to send social workers to this family to counsel them on how to deal with sad development.
It will be ashamed if we hear that any member of this heart broken family committed suicide as a result of this embarrassment.

The question here is, shouldn’t the media be responsible for this misfortune?