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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz unveils Generation EQ concept electric SUV


By Aaron Brown

Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch 10 electric cars under a new electric sub-brand by 2025, and the carmaker just gave us our first glimpse into what those future models will look like. At the Paris Motor Show on Thursday, the automaker revealed both the name for its EV brand and the first concept car to fall under its umbrella: the brand will be called "EQ," and the Tesla Model X-fighting SUV seen here is called the Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept.

Rivers APC Hails Edo People for Voting Right


The people of Edo State have been commended for their wisdom in voting convincingly for Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during Wednesday’s governorship election in the state. Rivers State APC made the commendation in a statement issued on Thursday afternoon, in which it congratulated Governor-Elect Obaseki and Edo State APC for their victory at the polls.

Buhari’s New Change Ought to Begin with His Igbo Problem


For full disclosure, I am an Igbo man. I am also one of the pundits currently being lampooned for cheering President Muhammadu Buhari to democratic power. Yet, knowing what I know now, I will lend that support all over again—and even more. Unless we have begun to view the history from a tainted lens, the thought of the very alternative, which was to bring back Goodluck Jonathan, remains a portent of much bigger crisis. More relatively, I strongly endorse Buhari’s latest mantra: “Change begins with me.”  And that is exactly what this piece is set to accomplish.

Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional September 29, 2016 – Press Through


Today’s Scripture: “Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.” - (Matthew 7:7, AMPC)

Topic: Press Through [September 29, 2016]

In Mark chapter five, there was a woman who had been sick for twelve years. The doctors gave her no hope. But, she heard that Jesus was passing through her town. Something deep down on the inside was saying, “This is your season. This is your time to get well.” In the natural, when she saw all the people around Jesus, she might have thought, “I’ll never get to Him. It’s so crowded and I’m weak.” She could have missed her season. But instead of dwelling on those negative thoughts, instead of looking at her situation, she started reminding herself, “If I can just get to Jesus, I will be whole.” She made the choice to turn her thoughts in the right direction and was empowered to take a leap of faith. She pressed through the crowd until she got just close enough to touch the edge of Jesus’ robe. Instantly, she was made whole.

Recession: Forcing spring from the depth of winter


Written by the Editorial Board of the Guardian Newspaper

That Nigerians have been facing difficult economic challenges and headwinds beyond the ordinary calls for pity, lamentation and above all, concerted efforts by those who manage the economy at reversing the trend. Major economic indicators point to severe erosion of purchasing power of ordinary Nigerians with fast depreciating currency, now at N445 to the Dollar in the parallel market, rising interest rates, galloping inflation, unemployment, and misery index. Life is just extremely hard for the people.

Winning Wisdom: The Affirmer

Author: Ese Ehimare Dave
Topic: The Affirmer [29/9/2016]

Text: Romans 8:14-17

The Holy Spirit does so many things in and through us. One of the things He does in us is to affirm our sonship. The birth process that made us sons and daughters of God was instigated by the Holy Spirit. Just like He is the One Who made The Word to become the Son of God (Luke 1:35), so also He is the One Who made us to be sons of God (John 3:5-6). And this process is completed with Him indwelling in us, which gives us the identity to be part of Gods family. Romans  8:9 says: "...now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his."

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional September 29, 2016 – We Don’t Have to Pay for Our Mistakes


Topic: We Don’t Have to Pay for Our Mistakes [September 29, 2016]

My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God’s law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father—[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action]. - 1 John 2:1

Open Heavens 29 September 2016: Thursday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Sure Refuge


Topic: The Sure Refuge [Thursday 29, September 2016]

Memorise: The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10

Read: Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV)

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

Five Kinds of Labour. (Pt Three)

Author: Emode Victor
A Promise For You From Bible Promises:

Topic: Five Kinds of Labour. (Pt Three) [29/09/16]

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. Genesis 3:16. Read: Gen 35:16-18

Glory to God Almighty as the month draws to an end, you shall deliver in Jesus Name. All your labour shall be converted to favour in Jesus Name. Amen. Quickly, let's consider the third and fourth labour mentioned in the Bible.

Kenneth Copeland’s daily devotional September 29, 2016 - Dare to Decide


Topic: Dare to Decide [September 29, 2016]

Be it according to thy word. - Exodus 8:10

I used to worry about making decisions for God. I used to be afraid to step out on faith and declare I was going to do something new that He’d shown me to do. I’d think, What if I fail? I was so scared of failing, I’d muddle around in indecision for weeks. Then one day I found out it wasn’t my power that was going to carry it out anyway. But it took my decision to move God in on the scene. Once I decided what I was going to do, and committed myself totally to it, God backed me!

Billy Graham’s daily devotional September 29, 2016 - Do Not Compromise


Topic: Do Not Compromise [September 29, 2016]

Out of his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you the mighty inner strengthening of his Holy Spirit. – Ephesians 3:16 (TLB)

Horace Pitkin, the son of a wealthy merchant, was converted and went to China as a missionary. He wrote to his friends in America, saying, “It will be but a short time till we know definitely whether we can serve Him better above or here.” Shortly afterward, a mob stormed the gate of the compound where Pitkin defended the women and children. He was beheaded and his head was offered at the shrine of a heathen god, while his body was thrown into a pit with the bodies of nine Chinese Christians.

Our Daily Bread devotional, September 29, 2016 - Within a Stone’s Throw


Topic: Within a Stone’s Throw [September 29, 2016]

Read: John 7:53–8:11, Bible in a Year: Isaiah 7–8; Ephesians 2

Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her. John 8:7

As a group of religious leaders herded an adulterous woman toward Jesus, they couldn’t know they were carrying her within a stone’s throw of grace. Their hope was to discredit Him. If He told them to let the woman go, they could claim He was breaking Mosaic law. But if He condemned her to death, the crowds following Him would have dismissed His words of mercy and grace.

DCLM Daily Manna September 29, 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - Folly of Earthly Possession


Topic: Folly of Earthly Possession [September 29, 2016]

Text: Psalm 49:1-14

Key Verse: "For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names" (Psalm 49:10,11).

A traveler from an ancient land once told a story. According to him, he saw in a desert country, the remains of a huge statues, two vast stone legs standing; and in the sand, half sank, with a shattered head whose ugly, sneering face accurately portrayed its original on the pedestal. He read the proud lines: "My name is Ozymandias, King of kings: look on my work ye mighty, and despair". Many centuries had worn down the statue; the residue was all that remained.

Nigeria already getting out of recession – Finance Minister


The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said the country is already getting out of the economic recession, given the pragmatic approaches the Federal Government is taking to reverse the trend.

She said this on Wednesday while fielding questions from journalists at the end of a two-day National Council of Finance and Economic Development conference held at the Green Legacy Resort, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

Economic recession will end very soon – Pastor Kumuyi


The General Superintendent, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the current economic recession will end very soon.

Kumuyi gave the advice during a media conference on the forthcoming Deeper Life Abuja mega crusade tagged ‘A Day of Supernatural Wonders’, scheduled to hold on September 30, 2016 at the National Stadium, Abuja.

Photos: Ogun State signs agreement to build Africa’s second largest refinery


The Ogun State Government, on Wednesday, signed an agreement with a consortium of four private companies to build the second largest refinery in sub-Saharan Africa and the largest petroleum product depot in Nigeria.

The Chairman, Petrolex Group, Mr. Segun Adebutu who led other partners in the consortium to the office of the Ogun State Governor for the agreement signing ceremony, said the two projects, when completed would generate not less than 2000 employment opportunities for the citizens and greatly increase the socio-economic condition of the state.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

NIMASA D-G Calls for Peace, Security in Niger Delta as he tours Zones under his command


The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has urged the people in Niger Delta region to embrace peace, security and sanity to grow the economy.

Peterside said this on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ meeting between the management of NIMASA and stakeholders meeting in Warri in Delta.

Nigeria and United Kingdom on looted assets


Written by the Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspaper

Nigeria’s hope of recovering looted funds and other assets from the United Kingdom will soon be realised, several years after the country had shown, in unmistakable ways, her desire to recover all such assets anywhere they are found across the globe. The other day, Nigeria and Britain signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that provides for the mechanism and modalities by which assets looted from Nigeria but found their way to the United Kingdom would be returned to the country. Although, the actual return of the looted assets may still take some more time, given that it is dependent on the fulfillment of necessary legal processes, that a MoU has eventually been signed by both countries, keeps hope alive.

Five Kinds of Labour. (Pt Two)

Author: Emode Victor
A Promise For You From Bible Promises:

Topic: Five Kinds of Labour. (Pt Two) [28/09/2016]

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth. Isaiah 37:3. Read: Isa 66:9

When a woman's labour exceed the natural nine months, she becomes anxious and worried. And when she delivers before nine months, the child is premature, she also becomes restless. But your delivery will not be before or after nine months, rather, it will be exactly the ninth month (which is this month) in Jesus Name. Amen

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional September 28, 2016 – Determination


Topic: Determination [September 28, 2016]

Persecutions, sufferings . . . I endured, but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Indeed all who delight in piety and are determined to live a devoted and godly life in Christ Jesus will meet with persecution [will be made to suffer because of their religious stand]. - 2 Timothy 3:11-12

In the beginning of my ministry, I had a dream that I was driving my car and approaching a flooded bridge. I stopped, looking first at the water-covered bridge, back where I had been, and to the side of the road, trying to decide if I should park, retreat, or keep moving forward. Then I woke up.