Few hours ago, a very popular new medium, Sahara Reporters made a publication on Prophecies that missed in 2020, in a way to discredit some popular prophets who made 2020 Prophecies in Nigeria.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? I love this scripture and I will always refer it to people who have no business in contributing anything meaningful to people’s lives and only mean bad news.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Insecurity: Civil Society Groups Exonerate Security Agencies, Call Buhari to Sack Ministers, National Assembly Leadership
Civil Society Groups have exonerated security agencies over insecurity even as the leadership call on President Buhari to sack Ministers, NSA and National Assembly Leadership. In this communiqué signed by Dr. Nwambu Gabriel, the Coalition emphasized that none of the heads of security including the Inspector General of Police and other military heads are the cause of insecurity bedeviling Nigeria
Corona was a blessing and also a curse. A blessing because it reminded us of the importance of life and how the slightest negligence can result in a worse accident.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
OONI CHARGES FG ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN AS HE REJOICES WITH CHRISTIANS, SAYS COVID-19 SECOND WAVE REAL
The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has congratulated members of the Christian family IN globally on the 2020 Christmas celebrations saying the history of Jesus Christ is full of testimonies inspiring enough to find him worthy of emulations
The Lagos State House of Assembly at a sitting on Tuesday, passed N1.164 trillion as the 2021 appropriation bill of the state.
Monday, December 28, 2020
The role of nutrition in health and development cannot be overemphasized as it forms an integral part of health planning, whether at the individual, domestic, sub-national or national level. Hence, there is a need for a protein-centred policy to ensure healthy eating and nutrition among Nigerians.
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Contrary to the widespread rumour going on about a purported prophecy allegedly released by TB Joshua during Christmas that Orji Kalu will become the next president, the Synagogue Church of All Nations has officially debunked the furious lies being perpetrated by mischievous elements.
R-L: Fela Ibidapo, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank; Kyari Bukar, Lead Judge of The Next Titan; Lilian Olubi, Judge; Joshua Idiong, Winner, The Next Titan Season-7; Tonye Chris Parkes; Mide Kunle Akinlaja, Executive Producer, The Next Titan and Cole, Judge, Judge, Titan, during the presentation of N10million prize at the grand finale of The Next Titan Entrepreneurial Reality TV show Season-7, headline sponsored by Heritage Bank Plc, held in Lagos recently.
CORPS MARSHAL EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER SPEED RELATED CRASHES, ORDERS FOR INCREASED ENFORCEMENT OF SPEED LIMITING DEVICE.
Following a careful review of the first phase of the end of year special patrol being embarked upon by personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and increasing cases of speed related crashes recorded within the period, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has expressed deep concerns and directed Commanding Officers to step up enforcement of the law on use of speed limiting device.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
In life, if you allow the devil to use you, the devil will also be the one to suggest your destruction. You can read about Judas Iscariot to find out how the devil operates.
Senator Tokunbo Abiru representing Lagos East at the red chamber, on Saturday, 26 December 2020 expressed grief over the death of Revd Timothy Oyasodun popularly known as Iyo, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State, and said he was an accomplished man of God and leader per excellence.
Towards the end of a year, It has become a culture for prophets to always release their prophecies as directed by God in order for people to know what to face in the coming year.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has been advised to stop demoralizing the Nigerian Army with his constant condemnation but rather encourage them to boost their morale to tackle the intractable insurgency in the North East.
Security expert and the President, Association of Industrial Security Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), Dr. Ona Ekhomu has called on the Federal Government to strengthen the security measures provided to first class traditional rulers in order to safeguard them against repeated efforts at kidnap or assassination by terrorist-bandits.
By Akinwumi Ogundiran
The Yoruba: A New History is the first transdisciplinary study of the two-thousand-year journey of the Yoruba people, from their origins in a small corner of the Niger-Benue Confluence in present-day Nigeria to becoming one of the most populous cultural groups on the African continent.
Weaving together archaeology with linguistics, environmental science with oral traditions, and material culture with mythology, Ogundiran examines the local, regional, and even global dimensions of Yoruba history.
The Yoruba: A New History offers an intriguing cultural, political, economic, intellectual, and social history from ca. 300 BC to 1840.
It accounts for the events, peoples, and practices, as well as the theories of knowledge, ways of being, and social valuations that shaped the Yoruba experience at different junctures of time. The result is a new framework for understanding the Yoruba past and present.
The deep-time history of the Yorùbá is the subject of this book. It is an account of (1) the experiences and events that shaped the long-term history of the ancestral Yorùbá people; (2) the generative actions that they used to translate their experiences into new practices or traditions; and (3) the principles and values that made life meaningful for them between ca. 300 BC and AD 1840.
Based on new questions, evidence, and conceptual frameworks, this book offers the opportunity to rethink Yorùbá history in new ways. In the following pages, I emphasize the cultural-historical approach in order to understand the “ways of being” of the Yorùbá ashistorical subjects (ontology); their “theories of knowledge” (epistemology); and the regimes of value and aspirational principles (axiology) that they created at different historical junctures. With these, I account for the cultural forms, practices, events, and ideas, as well as mentalities, imaginations, and meanings that constituted the Yorùbá experience for about two thousand years.
The book comprises ten chapters divided into five parts. The first chapter lays out the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological frameworks that shape the themes and contents of the volume. I make the case why it is necessary to bring empirical-, comparative-, and theoretical-minded habits to the study of Yorùbá history. In chapter 2, I provide a sketch of the historical groundwork that laid the foundation for the emergence of the Yorùbá world ca. 300 BC–AD 500. I also use a suite of archaeological, historical, and linguistic data to shed light on the four core principles that shaped the Yorùbá cultural identity in the second half of the first millennium AD. The first is the ilé (House), the building block of their sociopolitical organization. The second, the dyadic o.ba/ìlú-aládé (divine kingship/urban), served as the model of political culture and ideology of governance. The third is the complementarity of gendered duality as the epistemological framework for constructing and imagining social order.
And the fourth centers on the search for meaningful living through the quest for immortality. In chapter 3, I examine how these four principles and the knowledge capital associated with primary glass production and a universal cosmology/theogony were deployed to create the consciousness of a regional Yorùbá community of practice between the eleventh and the late fourteenth century.
In the next two chapters, I examine how turmoil beset the Yorùbá world between the 1420s and 1570s as a result of internal and external sources of stress that upturned the lives of several communities (chap. 4), and the processes of recovery that followed between 1570 and 1650 (chap. 5). During the age of restoration that followed the crisis, new practices of political culture and power relations developed that necessitated the revision of the community’s theogony and many aspects of its epistemology. The aftermath of these processes, especially their culmination in the rise of new hegemonic states and the entanglement of the Yorùbá in the Atlantic commercial revolution, 1630–1840, is the subject of chapters 6–9.
In those four chapters, I examine the interlocking threads of the political, economic, social, ideological, and intellectual innovations that wove the Yorùbá world into the web of the early modern economy, and the impact on the development of a new regime of value. My emphasis in this section of the book is on the permeation of the Atlantic merchant capital into the different domains of everyday life, both in the intimate spaces of the household and at the macro level of the state.
I explore two themes in chapter 6: (1) the inauguration of slave/
merchant-capital exchange and the hegemonic power politics that sustained it; and (2) the use of the imports deriving from the Atlantic slave trade as merchant capital and their investment in the commercialization of the region’s economy. In chapter 7, I focus on the regime of value—especially practices of taste, self-realization, aspiration, and social difference—created by the merchant-capital revolution. The chapter emphasizes the socialization of Atlantic imports into everyday life and the implications for the emergence of an object-centered Yorùbá world. Chapter 8 examines how the experiences of monetization, specialized production, a market economy, slave/merchant-capital exchange, and hegemonic power politics created new practices of labor relations and new avenues for highly pyramidal unequal accumulation. As a result, gender and class inequalities widened; the relationships between the individual and corporate groups were redefined; and the vertical and horizontal boundaries of social differences hardened. All of these led to a cataclysmic breakdown of social order, the subject of chapter 9. I link this breakdown to the persistent demands for African labor in the Americas and the unsustainability of the merchant-capital revolution that underwrote hegemonic power and individual accumulation. The outcome was
“In this brilliantly conceived and successfully executed project, Akinwumi
Ogundiran deploys a cultural-historical approach to pose new questions on how
the Yoruba as historical subject created their own epistemology, new eras of
aspirational values and principle, and conceptions of honor and respectability.”
—Saheed Aderinto, author of Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria
“An exquisitely detailed and evocative portrait of the Yorùbá “community
of practice” that will change the ways we think about Yorùbá history and
culture and become a seminal source for present and future scholars.”
—Henry John Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor Emeritus of African
and African Diaspora Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“This book will command the attention and respect of scholars, students,
researchers, and the general reader in the fields of history, archaeology,
anthropology, sociology, and culture for a long time. It is an excellent
addition to the literature and reference works on African Studies.”
—Olutayo C. Adesina, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
The Yorùbá: A New History is the first transdisciplinary study of the two-thousand-year
journey of the Yorùbá people, from their origins in a small corner of the Niger-Benue
Confluence in present-day Nigeria to becoming one of the most populous cultural groups
on the African continent.
Akinwumi Ogundiran is Chancellor’s Professor and Professor of Africana Studies,
Anthropology & History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is coeditor
of Materialities of Rituals in the Black Atlantic, named a Choice magazine 2015
Cover image by Moses Ogunleye, Ibadan, 2011. Source: Author’s collection
By *Femi* Adepoju
As the year comes to an end, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff has met the executive Governor of Yobe Mai Mala Buni, on Wednesday, December 23, on a strategic engagement in securing Yobe State during and after yuletide.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Kidnapping In Aso Rock, CBN Governor Indictment, Death Of Governor, Others - Primate Ayodele Fearful 2021 Prophecies
Lagos, 22 December 2020 – First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider has announced its ongoing digital campaign “Mask Up, Stay Safe” as part of its advocacy to encourage everyone to consciously protect one another against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of State Services, in this statement made available to NAOSRE, alerts the general public on planned attacks by some criminal elements during the yuletide seasons
The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public about plans by some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places including key and vulnerable points during the yuletide seasons.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
YEAR 2021 AND BEYOND PROPHECIES: INRI EVANGELICAL SPIRITUAL CHURCH - - SERVANT OF THE MOST HIGH GOD BABATUNDE ELIJAH AYODELE (JP)
NIGERIA: IN 2021 AND BEYOND
I foresee that many things will come up in Nigeria in 2021. The Country and the Citizens will be so worried about those things.
Monday, December 21, 2020
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Yusuf Tukur Buratai has urged the Nigerian Army to remain in war mode in order to rid the North Western Zone of Banditry activities.
Senator Adetokunbo Abiru has described the latest conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration on Senator Oluremi Tinubu as an attestation of her commitment and passion to human capital development and emancipation of the vulnerable.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
The rate of protein deficiency in Nigeria is alarming. This has become a source of concern for most nutritionists and public health experts in the country.
Customer service is an essential component of any business, as the satisfaction of every customer remains paramount to every business owner or service. Moreover, technology has made it easier for businesses in this day and age to courteously interact with their customers with the availability of multiple channels to address various observations and comments.
There is an old saying that sticks to the head of wise people, and that is, time tells it all and practically reveals the trutH.
Former American President, John F Kennedy said in his famous inaugural speech "Ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country"
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Kachia (Kaduna State), Dec. 19, 2020 (NAN) The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, on Saturday in Kachia, Kaduna State, inspected and inducted new set of artillery guns and equipments to be deployed for operations in the North East.
FRSC: Nigerian Civil Society Commends Buhari, Oyeyemi On Road Safety Strategy, National Traffic Radio
Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Justice and Equity (CCSO-JE) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Federal Road Safety Corps Marshall, Dr. Boboye Olayemi Oyeyemi on the effectiveness of FRSC, sequel to the highly improved welfare of Corps and adequate provision of the operational logistics.
Friday, December 18, 2020
The new ultra-modern cinema, Labi Oasis Theater, in Ikorodu area of Lagos state was agog last Thursday as movie stars and entertainers assembled at the ancient city to unveil a new contemporary movie, Titled; Italian Gold.
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High life king and Kingpawn Chibuzor Manuel Okeke Aka Cardinal Maxx, has released a gripping motion representation for his latest offering title 'Snooker Dance'.
While some are wishing that the home of the man of God should scatter by fabricating lies and cooking up allegations so that their satanic missions will be fulfilled, God is busy fine tuning and waxing the love and desires stronger through fellowship and prayers.
If anything has worked for the GOtv Nigeria brand since it came on the Nigerian video entertainment scene, it was market understanding. From day one, the brand promoters were quick to identify consumer expectations and focused on the brand’s reputation to deliver all that was promised.
As with the vision of House on the Rock as a Church, Pastor Paul had another vision which he called The Experience, this vision has experienced exponential growth over the years. But what is The Experience? Simply put, The Experience’ is an all-night gospel music concert hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the metropolitan Senior Pastor of all House on the Rock Churches.
The Experience, the biggest gospel concert in the world today successfully held its first-ever global virtual concert on the 11th of December, 2020. Although the much-awaited 2020 edition, TE 15 (The Global Edition), had come to an end, the phenomenal impact it made still lingers on.
The African event sector had been on the rise in the years prior to 2020. A lot of African countries were hosting destination events that attracted fans, audiences, and attendees from countries the world over. A few of these events became staples and found themselves in world event calendars. This was no small task seeing as the majority of information about Africa traveling around the world was negative. One of these events is House of the Rock's “The Experience”
Thursday, December 17, 2020
First Bank, NAOSRE & Internal Security is a contextual analysis of NAOSRE’s commitment to a safer Nigeria and the supporting role of First Bank through a philosophical approach to the relationship between media and corporate institution. Andy Ennette, a NAOSRE member, writes from Lagos
Following the Federal Government's directives on the harmonisation of citizens' data by relevant agencies, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had in compliance with the directives earlier put members of the public on notice. As a follow up to that, FRSC Management has resolved that effective 21 December, 2020, all applicants for the National Driver's Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number ( NIN) from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) before they can be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC.
Lagos, December 17, 2020 - The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan has said the success of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will rely heavily on the financial services industry’s ability to facilitate the liberalization process.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
L-R: Oze K. Oze, Head, Internal Communications & Content Management, FirstBank; Chuma Ezirim, Group Executive, E-Business & Retail Products, FirstBank; Bayo Olanrewaju, Head, Digital Banking, FirstBank; Helen Willie, Transaction Banking Manager, FirstBank and Adewale Salami, Chief Technology Officer, FirstBank during the presentation of the two awards won by FirstBank; Best Mobile App and CSR Bank of the Year Awards at the 8th BusinessDay Banking & Other Financial Institutions Awards (BAFI) which took place at the Lagos Continental Hotel.
By ANIEKAN EZEKIEL
By Israel O. Bolaji-Gbadamosi
The meteoric rise of social media and the attendant birth of citizen journalism have,
Attention of Lagos State Police Command is drawn to a video on social media in which a Lady alleged that her vehicles was impounded by t...
Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has reaffirmed its commitment to support local Small and Medium Scale En...