5 Ways Religion Reacts To Political/Economic Crisis Of A Nation

By: Dr. Charles Awuzie 


5 Ways Religion Reacts To Political/Economic Crisis Of A Nation

1) We are praying (as if it was prayers that built China).

2) Thus says the Lord (most times, mere emotional speculations).

3) Let the church arise (you are the church, you should arise. Stop being irresponsible).

4) Our fathers need to speak up (what about raising your own voice).

5) Our nation is God’s hands (As if Syria is in God’s anus).

Nigeria’s greatest enemy is religion, then followed by Tribalism and ageism.

Religion has destroyed my people’s mind. Chai.

Until Nigeria is de-religionized and introduced to the light, the entire nation will continue to be slaves of political cabals.

If I speak against Buhari, some people will say “God placed him there”. Religion.

If I speak against the governor of my state, some people will say “how can you speak against your own brother, na wao”. Tribalism.

If I speak against the chairman of my local government, everyone will remind me that his son is my age and used to be my close friend. Ageism and sentiments.

Come to South Africa… The story is different…

My family lives in the Parliamentary Village. (Disclaimer: I don’t live here, they do. I only visit them.)

Each weekend I spend here brings tears to my eyes. Every MP (Nigerian equivalent of senator) here swims in the same swimming pool including the people who fight inside parliament. We are all neighbors here. But guess what! Once it comes to national affairs, everyone puts the country first. Relationships,  age or tribe are pushed aside. They put the nation first.

My wife’s mother has been in Parliament since my wife was a teenager yet she doesn’t have a car. Yes! You heard that right. She is the equivalent of a senator – a senior one at that, but uses cabs. In fact, if you see her on the street, you won’t believe that mayors submit to her.

In this country, the poor shops at Shoprite. In Nigeria, the rich shops at ShopRite. When shall out poor people in Nigeria have enough money to afford buying chicken at Shoprite?

Just because Zuma built a home for himself, he was forced to resign. Yet, Goodluck Jonathan, your governor and all our political leaders Built mansions while in office and nobody questioned them.

That I hate Buhari doesn’t mean that I love Jonathan. If I have my way, I will send Jonathan, T. A Orji and their likes to jail if there’s proof of their misuse of public funds. Nigerian youths should stop being weaklings who are more sentimental than they are sensible. My biological father wanted to contest for a certain political position recently and I said to him “dad, I have supported you in all your aspirations but this time, allow younger people to take over. Relax while I take care of you”.

That’s how a responsible young man should speak to the fathers. Tell them to relax. It’s our time to rise up and chart a new course for the future.

Our cry for an Apostolic reformation in the body of Christ at first did hurt fathers – including my own spiritual fathers. But gradually, they are realizing that we don’t mean to disrespect them but to reclaim our generation from the grip of falsehood and religion. Same way Nigerian youths should arise and defy relationships, tribes and age to reclaim the future of Nigeria from ancient cabals.

Buhari is a sincere man. I love his sincerity. But he is too tribalistic and analog to move Nigeria forward in an age of Digital Industrial Revolution. We need a President who can understand that building Tech hubs in all Local Government Area Of Nigeria will create a better future for Nigeria than buying Keke Napep for young people as empowerment schemes.

Politicians with unknown sources of wealth should be investigated and prosecuted. They are thieves until proven innocent. How can a local government chairman’s PA become a millionaire overnight and nobody is blinking an eye? PAs to politicians in Nigeria are millionaires. Crazy! PAs to top politicians here in SA buy Cars on loans. I know one of Zamar’s friends whose mom is a minister but still lived in their very old house around Soweto. That’s why they have good roads in SA but we have the worst roads in Nigeria. That’s why electricity is available 247 in SA but Nigeria celebrates ‘NEPA’ each time they ‘dash’ us light💡 . Because Most of their leaders live humble lifestyles while our leaders live like kings overseeing slaves.

If you are Nigerian and live overseas but support what’s happening in Nigeria, you are insincere and dishonest. This is not about politics anymore. This is now about the future of Nigeria – where do we go from here?

Why is Buhari doing everything to come back to power in 2019 but doing nothing to address the Fulani herdsmen disaster?

What is the worth of the life of a Nigerian?

If you comment out of sentiments on this post, I will block you and goodbye to you for life.

Think outside the box of tribalism, age or political party. Think outside the box of your heroes. Stop hero-worshipping. You are the hero of the next generation. What are you doing?

Let’s move Nigeria forward ➡

Let’s not be like religious Men who declare prayers When they ought to fold their sleeves like Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and lead from the front.

Maranatha!

How Lioness Mom Trained Little Entrepreneurs!

By: Strive Masiyiwa


How Lioness Mom Trained Little Entrepreneurs!

“When you know what you want . . . you will find a way to get it.” (Jim Rohn)

Some of you will remember my story a few years ago about two really young entrepreneurs from Africa who are emulating Bill Gates.  The two Nigerian brothers, Anesi (now 18) and Osine (now 16), created their own Internet browser about four years ago, when the younger of the two brothers had just turned 13 years old!

The business they established is not only still going strong, but innovating! Today I thought to revisit their story and highlight once again the role a #LionessMom can play in inspiring and nurturing both the next generation of entrepreneurs and the future executives they (and the African continent) will rely upon to build global businesses!

Let’s recap:

The story of the Nigerian brothers is a classic story of how great entrepreneurs are launched — if something frustrates you:  Don’t complain, make it better!

Anesi and Osine started learning computers and CODING at a very young age. (I’ve said this time and again: Africa’s next billionaires will include those who learn coding, which in some countries is now being taught to five year olds!)

As they got better, they recognized a “need” to develop a “browser” more suitable for the smart phones most people in Africa had at the time. They called it “Crocodile Browser Lite” which they introduced to the market because among a few reasons, it “doesn’t eat up your phones resources and battery life.” Wow!

Remember a most important quote for entrepreneurs: “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” Don’t wait till everything is “perfect” to get yourself started. By the time “perfection” comes your way (if it ever does), you’ll likely be too late! They’re now at Version 4.1 and going strong! Here’s a link to the post from 2015: https://www.facebook.com/strivemasiyiwa/photos/a.500176003390233.1073741828.496453373762496/859523740788789/?type=3& theater.

Since then they have also focused on their education! Osine has just graduated from secondary school and is taking a gap year (he’s running their company, called Bludoors, from Nigeria).  Anesi did his A levels at the African Leadership Academy in South Africa and is still involved while studying Computer Science at University of Rochester in New York

My research team also managed to track down Osine and Anesi’s #LionessMom, Mrs Ngozi Ikhianosime, in Lagos, Nigeria. In their discussion, they asked why she thought her two sons had had the courage to become tech entrepreneurs, following their dreams so early in life.

“Good books, good schools and good support system from home — to be themselves,” she said.

She also shared that it was her #LionDad who actually inspired her to become a math teacher! (I have read all your comments on #LionDads who are, of course, critically important. We’ll get to this soon.)

#LionessMom Ngozi said both sons loved computers before they could even read, and eventually became really inspired by the UK computer programmer Nick D’Aloisio, then a 16-year old who developed a summarization app to help make studying for exams easier, for himself.  From Nick they learnt that they could learn to code themselves! (You can Google Nick who sold his startup to Yahoo at age 17 for millions of USD).

As a maths teacher for 23 years, interacting with maybe thousands of parents and children in her career, Ngozi shared this observation:

“Every child is unique. Try to discover the uniqueness of each child and give the child an enabling environment to blossom.  Do not force your dream on your child. You will only make them unfulfilled and unhappy.”

When asked what advice she gives to young people when she thinks they might “give up” on something difficult, Ngozi quoted the late entrepreneurial author, Jim Rohn:

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” (She also shared the quote in the title of this post).

One of Anesi and Osine’s most important business lessons learned so far?

Think of monetization early, they said. (That is an important lesson for all entrepreneurs!)

And a book that really inspired them? For both brothers, it was “Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World,” by Cal Newport.

Anesi and Osine also shared their own advice to #LionParents: “Be liberal with the child because many parents force their kids to do something. Our parents let us explore what we wanted to do, like acting and music. We were allowed to explore. We were given a choice.”

And as for business advice so far, at 16 and 18 years old? “It’s best to keep going forward. You’re going to have setbacks and you just have to keep going. There is no option!”

The last word comes from Anesi and Osine’s #LionessMom:  “Miss a meal. Don’t miss a book!”

Amen!

To be continued. . .

Note:  In addition to Crocodile Browser (Version 4.1) Bludoors has recently released a beta of a very exciting innovation you can check out at http://www.bludoors.com/  and maybe even help them test it.  (In tech, a beta version is a “work in progress,” released sometimes to the public and/or people who sign up to test it for bugs and glitches).

To download their browser, go to GooglePlay or here’s the link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.webs.enterprisedoor.crocbrowser&hl=en&utm_source=global_co&utm_medium=prtnr&utm_content=Mar2515&utm_campaign=PartBadge&pcampaignid=MKT-Other-global-all-co-prtnr-py-PartBadge-Mar2515-1

Salvation Is Not Personal! Your children Becomes Automatically Holy – Based On Your Salvation

By: Charles Awuzie


Let me BURST it…

Salvation is not personal! Your believing in Jesus Christ can be appropriated for your family.

If you are saved, the Bible says that your children become AUTOMATICALLY holy – based on your own salvation. Gbam!

If you believe in Jesus and His finished works, the Bible says that your believe in Him covers the unbelief of your spouse.

So because of your faith, your family is saved. Your salvation doesn’t benefit you alone, your bloodline benefits too.

I know you won’t believe this…
But You will rather believe that because your grandfather was a witch doctor, his sins were appropriated to you unto your 4th generation…

You rather believe that “ofu mkpisi aka ruta mmanu, o zuo oha” (literally translated: If one finger touches the oil, it spreads to all the other fingers).

You rather believe that by one man, sin entered the world but you won’t believe that by another man, righteousness was also appropriated to all.

You believe that if your family member commits an abomination, it could affect the rest of the family….. But you don’t believe that if one family member commits the act of righteousness which is believing in the finished work of Christ, it could also affect the rest of the family eternally and positively.

You believe in negativity a lot…But have no faith in what is positive.

Religion is Negative – Christ is positive.
You believe religion but disbelieve Christ.
You are an unbelieving believer.

Oh ye thomases, people of no faith, read the following – 1st Corinthians 7:14, Acts 16:31

Don’t comment until to you have prayerfully studied these scriptures.

When God wanted to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, He was looking for only Ten men in the entire nation who are righteous so that He can appropriate their righteousness for the rest of the people. Genesis 18:32

In Ezekiel 22:30, God said “I looked for only one man who would stand in the gap before ME…so that I wouldn’t destroy it”.

God doesn’t look for sinners to justify his plan to destroy… He is always looking for ONE righteous person in a family, nation or city who would justify his salvation plan. God doesn’t have a destruction agenda, HE Has a salvation agenda.

That is why I believe that Pastor Angus Buchan was wrong when he said that #CapeTown had no rain because God is angry with the city. Does it mean that God couldn’t find one righteous man in Cape Town? Even in this era of Grace where our righteousness is no longer by our own making?

If you don’t believe in the appropriation of righteousness, you are not a Christian because our Righteousness is not even ours, it was appropriated to us through the shedding of the blood of Jesus Christ.

Your salvation is not personal. Someone in your family who doesn’t believe may not go to hell because you believe.

Just believe. Soon, they will manifest the character of Christ in the process of time. Don’t condemn them because of their behavior now. Salvation is beyond morality. Your family members might be struggling morally, but they are saved. Rest.

Maybe you are a believer but your spouse is an unbeliever, God calls him holy because of you. Maybe your child is living a wayward life, don’t worry, God calls them holy. Very soon, the prophecy of holiness upon their lives will begin to manifest. It’s a covenant thing – the one the Father had with His Son. It is not His will that any should perish.

God will do anything to save everyone of us.

Salvation is deep.
It is deeper than you think.
It is deeper than mere morality.

You are not saved so that your family will go to hell.

See, God has plans for you to enjoy heaven surrounded by your beloved family.

You are saved so that through you, your family will enter rest.

Remember, don’t comment until to you have prayerfully studied these scriptures – 1st Corinthians 7:14, Acts 16:31, Ezekiel 22:30.

The love of the Father can not be explained by theology or doctrines.

Those who teach also teach in part.

We don’t teach, we reveal the Father’s love for His children. That revelation is complete – not in part.

Rest in the Father’s love!

Maranatha!

ST. VALENTINES DAY IS A DEMONIC CELEBRATION AND SATANIC EVENTS!

By: Theophilus Izobofolo


ST VALENTINES DAY IS A DEMONIC CELEBRATION AND SATANIC EVENTS!

Before we celebrate and be involved in somethings, we should ask ourselves the meaning or origins of the arts, acts, events, doctrines, cultures etc. We should not believe or follow everything we were/will be told. Believe all things, trust all things but argue to prove all things. The facts of what you know insures you against failures, mistakes and even death.

The devil is the god of this world, he uses his evil, subtle and tricky powers to manipulate and control the earth. The Lord said those whose heart are far from Him are carnally minded and can accept and propagate any devices of the devil.

The word Valentine came from St. Valentine of Rome, he was a priest in Rome who was martyred in 269AD and was added to the Calendar of Saints by Pope Galesius in 496AD. He was buried on the Via Flaminia. Rome started celebrating his death and sending friendship cards and gifts because of the  love misery behind his death. For that reason St Valentine’s death day became satan’s medium to immortalize immorality. The day became the day of practical immoralities ( romance, sex, parties and alcoholism). This day was raised and made compulsary for annual celebration by the roman Chatolic, today, it is celebrated all over the world as a day of love. But we the Christians believe it is a day to worship the gods and goddes of satanic love, which is: immorality, perversion, sex and fornication, adultery, nudness display, satanic love affection etc.

The Bible warns us to separate ourselves from the things of the world (darkness). This event produces blood sacrifices and are dedicated to the gods and goddes of satanic love.

(Rev 2:4 – Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teachings of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.)

Folks! Open your eyes and see the truth; Valentine’s Day is unclean cerebration of/by pagans for sexual rituals. They celebrate in red cloths which symbolises HELL. The believers of this event, involve in primature dating, practice high level of immorality, invite legions of sex demons and spread the familiar spirit at homes, public and church. 

Brethren, the bible say’s every act of love must be  pure (agape and/or platonic love), and it should glorify the name of the Lord, not St. Valentine’s name(Col 3:17). Valentine Day celebration does not give glory to God but to Satan, through the evil deeds that are practiced. 

99% of those who celebrate Valentine’s Day are either unbelievers or unbelieving-believers and are unmarried/ married individuals, who are ignorant or has sold their soul to the devil.

On this day, they dress immoral on the street, half naked on red fashions; some diplay satanic fashion styles to entice partners, some lose their verginity and compromise their faith and believes, others get seduced with liquor and some even die for the dead Valentine. By all this immoral act, they rebel and insult God’s reason for creation by doing worst things Sodom and Gommora did.

This is a demonic cerebration for the god of sex and all abominations done in the name of St Valentine. We are not to worship or celebrate any dead, like st. Valentine. God is not dead, he is alive”Says the Bible. Worship God and not the dead neither celebrate any dead like St. Valentine.

Many people today are celebrating the dead and having memorial programs and services which is contrary to the bible. The bible says the dead  should be forgotten since God do not live in the dead anymore.

#Ecclesiastes 9:5 Yes, the living know they are going to die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward or chance to change or undo anything; they should be completely forgotten.

It is a grevious sin before God to celebrate the dead or have a memorial service of St. Valentine, since that ceremony is offered to demons 1 Corinthians 10:20.

No! What I am saying is what is sacrificed by pagan is offered to demons, not to God. And I do not want you to be partners with demons.

If you are in marriage you don’t have to celebrate this day with demons but chose other days apart of Valentine’s day and express your love with gift in your way to your love once and not during this satanic events.

The bible say’s in Mark 12:27 – that God is not the God of the dead but God of the livings, so if God is not the God of the dead then Satan is their god, so when you are remembering the dead and having their anniversaries you are worshiping idols. How can you say that you don’t celebrate the dead when you go to their graves and decorate it with stones and flowers every year! When you wear red cloths for St. Valentine’s day! Dont be fooled, you are celebrating the gods of the grave and the dead. Those cerebrations will raise up the gods, demons and spirits of the dead and possess you, because you sacrificed to the demons through sexual orgies.

The bible warns us not to associate or talk with the spirit of the dead in Deuteronomy 18:11 and God will punish those who communicates with the dead, remembering the dead in the grave or printing shirts of the dead person.

To those who are celebrating the dead (Valentine’s Day); wearing red cloth for St. valentine, kissing and hugging, sending gifts and cards to love ones are celebrating the dead and offering sacrifices to demons.

Revelations 18 :3-5 Say’s “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

REPENT! JESUS IS COMING SOON! BELOVED ONES!

Methylated Spirit And Coke, Is The ‘New Wave’ Among Nigerian Youths

By: Naija Olofofo


Apparently, Methylated Spirit and Coke, is the ‘new wave’ among Nigerian youths.

When Olamide’s “Science Student” was released early this year, it was heavily criticised for endorsing and celebrating an already worrisome drug culture among Nigeria’s youth.

His defence, and that of many who spoke in his favour was that he was only highlighting the problem and calling the attention of those at the core of it to do better and take charge of their lives.

Now that we are seeing photos of methylated spirit and Coke, we are inclined to believe Olamide was right.

You may think you’ve seen it all but apparently, there’s a new trend among those craving the euphoria of a momentary high.

Apparently, young men are mixing medical-grade methylated spirit with the popular soft drink, Coca-Cola to create a cocktail that gets them high. This unholy mixture is yet to have a name but from all indications, it is catching on fast.

In recent months, the drug culture among Nigerian youth has drawn increased attention.

Young people across the country are turning to an assortment of drugs, herbal and pharmaceutical, in a bid to fight what has been described as a deathly wave of depression.

Benylin with Coke

That and a wave of disillusionment at the lack of opportunities have been blamed for a culture of abuse that stretches from Lagos to slums in Kano where codeine can cost the same as a plate of food.

But this new drift towards mixing and creating new substances is even more troubling and defies simple explanation.

The term “Science Student” from Olamide’s song of the same title refers to young persons who mix intoxicating substances of various kinds to achieve an intense high that they can vary to suit their desires.

Coca-Cola is a beverage that nearly everyone is familiar with but we can’t say the same for the other guy.



READ MORE @http://www.naijaolofofo.com/young-nigerians-now-mixing-methylated-spirit-coke-get-high/