President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday showered encomium on Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Centre on the occasion of his 20th year of priesthood.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President commended the cleric for what he described as his “extraordinary intrepidity and remarkable patriotism.”
He described Mbaka as a great priest who is not afraid to speak truth, even at the cost of his own life or being hated by those in power.
He said the priest is a remarkable example that religious leaders are the conscience and moral compass of the society.
He said Mbaka rose to the occasion to add his voice in support of good governance and identify with ordinary Nigerians in the face of despair and uncertain future.
“Though honest opinions attract hostility from leaders detached from reality, history would be kind to Father Mbaka for courageously speaking truth to power, even at great risks,” the statement said.
Buhari, who said he was overwhelmed by Mbaka’s sincerity and patriotism, prayed to God to grant the priest more good health, long life and wisdom in the service of humanity.
A popular gospel music disc jockey, DJ Gosporella, on Wednesday in Lagos decried the lack of quality music promoters in the country.
Gosporella, with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that address the challenge would go a long way to strengthen the music industry.
“I will say that because in Nigeria as a whole, would you say even in the secular music business, there’s something that you can actually call an industry.
“An industry for me is something that produces what pays you back; you produce either a product or a service that you sell that continues to bring back money to you.
“Our music business is not properly organised.
“I don’t even want to talk about piracy, not to talk of people not even knowing the basics of going into music in the first place.
“People don’t even know that going into the studio to record a track is not the beginning and the end of it, but you need the promoter to do stuff for you because he is the most important person in the business.
“It’s the business of the promoter to ensure that your music is heard in the right places.
“But professionally speaking, I think we don’t have an industry because people just churn out stuff.“
According to Gosporella, individual artistes need to focus on their areas of expertise rather than dabble into an arm of the entertainment industry that they are not good at
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous love does not brag and is not arrogant -1 Corinthians 13:4
Glory to the Lamb
Glory to the Lamb
For you are glorious and worthy to be praised
You’re the Lamb upon the throne
And unto you we lift our voice in praise
You’re the Lamb upon the throne
Singer/Songwriter and Performing artiste Chris Rio releases a new electro pop single featuring Skweird The Producer. This is the Lead single of the singer’s Unveiled EP to be unwrapped on iTunes on the 8th of August, 2015.
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A prophet, Destiny Onwudinjo, of Heaven Divine Ministry, in Shasha, a suburb of Lagos, western Nigeria, has committed suicide inside Kirikiri Prison.
He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine for absconding from court to evade trial.
According to his co-inmates and neighbours, Onwudinjo died recently in prison custody due to frustration.
P.M.NEWS gathered that he was so dejected about his conviction and jail term that he decided to terminate his life inside the prison.
He reportedly hit his head several times on the prison wall and his head broke. He later fell down and bled profusely.
The other inmates with him inside the cell raised the alarm and contacted prison officials who took him to their hospital where he eventually died because of the injuries he sustained.
Presiding Magistrate P.E. Nwaka of Ejigbo Court had jailed Onwudinjo after he pleaded guilty to his attempt to escape from court during trial.
Onwudinjo caused a stir at the court when he suddenly jumped from the dock and ran out of the court where he was facing criminal charge of fraud and assault.
The prosecutor, Mr Femi Adeleye, and some of the court officials ran after him and re-arrested him along the street of Lagos.
His attempt to escape disrupted the court’s proceedings as the litigants rushed out of the court due to the rowdiness that ensued.
Onwudinjo was brought to the court by the police at Shasha division for brutalizing an okada rider, Chika Izuogu for refusing to pay him N120,000 for deliverance prayer.
Onwudinjo and Izuogu clashed at Olukosi Street, Shasha, Lagos where both of them reside.
According to Izuogu, Onwudinjo told him that he had a revelation from God that he needed to embark on seven days deliverance prayer so that his condition would improve for the better.
He said the Enugu State-born Onwudinjo explained to him that the money he asked him to pay covered the fasting and other spiritual materials he would use for the deliverance.
To convince Izuogu that the prayer will work after seven days, he told him that he will receive a divine blessing from God as an unknown person will give him N3 million he would use to start a new life and become rich.
Abia State-born Izuogu who seemed to be convinced told Onwudinjo that he would do the fasting by himself because he had no N120,000 to give him for the deliverance.
This caused a disagreement between them and in the process, Onwudinjo allegedly beat up Izuogu and injured him.
Onwudinjo was arrested and arraigned in court where he attempted to escape before he was re-arrested and remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri.
The court also directed the prosecutor to prepare another contempt charge against him for escaping from the court.
When the prosecutor arraigned him, he pleaded guilty of trying to escape from court and assaulting Izuogu before the court.
He was sentenced accordingly and remanded in prison where he eventually took his life.
When our reporter contacted the prison officials at Kirikiri, they declined to make comment concerning the matter.
A source at the prison confirmed the incident and said the officials have written a report on Onwudinjo’s death.