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Knights of St. Mulumba inaugurates youth arm

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KNIghts of St. Mulumba, Lagos Metropolitan Council has inaugurated the Youths of St. Mulumba (YSM) group with the sole aim of laying a solid foundation for the growth of the Catholic Church in Nigeria.


Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Lagos recently, the Deputy Metropolitan Grand Knight, Sir. Don Ezeh, said the formation of YSM was informed by the need to keep the church strong, vibrant and resilient through the coming years.


According to him, the decline of Catholic Church in favour and vibrancy in the United Kingdom and Europe from where the missionaries came with the holy gospel to Nigeria 150 years ago, holds great lessons for the catholic youths.

Sir Don Ezeh stated: “Thinking about the future of the church and our society, we must invest time and treasure in our youths of today. We will nurture and groom them to take over from us and continue the laudable journey of providing strong leadership in various Catholic Laity Organisations, supporting in a special way the Catholic Church and the Society”.

He enjoined the youths to see the YSM initiative a worthy mission that needs strong commitment and sacrifice to make it work.

He disclosed the mission’s commitment to the spiritual formation and growth of youths, saying, “we plan to ensure by design that our YSM programme activities will reinforce spiritual formation and growth in a manner that will prove spiritually enriching for our youths.

“Spiritual formation/growth activities and focus on reinforcing strong morals and ethics, and key catholic training perennial habits such as mastery of the Rosary/Mysteries and regular Catholic prayers and songs, the habit of visitation to the Blessed Sacrament, active participation in Adoration, Station of the Cross, Confessions, informed dialogue and the search for inspiration in meditation and the exemplary lives of the saints and the lives of iconic world leaders that have impacted and inspired humanity.”

Sir Don Ezeh used the opportunity to unveiled plans to train and empower youths to enable them develop multiple skills to face the present day economic realities.

In order to achieve this, he said the council has concluded arrangement to provide youths access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training, which will include Microsoft package, Corel Draw, Internet Search skills and desktop publishing.

Sir. Don Ezeh said that the empowerment programme will be based on individual aptitude, capacity and preferences.

He explained that the ICT training will be followed by other life skills development programmes, which will include computer servicing, video & photography; website design and hosting; printing, production of magazine, fashion design, confectionaries, public speaking/debates; coaching/mentoring supervisory and leadership networking skills.

“In addition to the above, we hope from time to time to invite subject matter experts to share their years of experience and insight with our youths to expand their competitive and entrepreneurial vision and horizon.  Through this programme, we will strive to make our youths very relevant and competitive in employment and as entrepreneurs in contemporary Nigerian society and beyond.  It is our hope that they will excel and be beneficiaries of various world class youth empowerment programmes that get advertised from time to time in the creative industry”, he stated

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Rep Member Dangaladima Appears In Court Over Maina’s Son ‘Disappearance’

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Sani Umar Dangaladima, a member of the House of Representatives representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, has appeared in court.

The lawmaker on Wednesday, appeared before the Federal High Court in Abuja having been summoned on Tuesday over the disappearance of Faisal Maina, who is said to have jumped bail.

The legislator had stood surety for Faisal, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on money laundering charges.

Faisal is a son of a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is also facing separate charges of money laundering involving about N2bn before the same court.

Maina is also said to have jumped bail.

The judge, Justice Okon Abang, who is presiding over the two cases, had revoked the bail granted the father and the son, ordered their arrest, and directed that their trials would proceed in absentia.

On Monday, Justice Abang sent Maina’s surety, Senator Ali Ndume, to jail over his inability to produce the fleeing defendant.

On Tuesday, the judge ordered Faisal’s surety, Dangaladima, to appear in court on Wednesday to show cause why he should not be made to forfeit the N60m bail bond he signed for the defendant.

In honour of the summons, Dangaladima appeared before the court on Wednesday.

He appeared with his lawyer, Mr M.E Sheriff.

But Faisal who has been declared by the judge to be on the run was absent from Wednesday’s proceedings.

The judge said he would hear Dangaladima and his lawyer after taking the testimony of the third prosecution witness.

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“3 Years Down, I Am Looking Foward To Forever” Banky W and Adesua Pen Down Romantic Note To Each Other On Third Wedding Anniversary

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Banky W and his wife Adesua Etomi-Wellington are gushing over themselves with lengthy romantic notes as they celebrate their third wedding anniversary.

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Sharing a video from their lovely wedding ceremony which talked about their love journey, he wrote;


He wrote: 


3 years ago, Susu and I made the decision to love each other forever. But the only reason forever is even possible, is because we made the decision to make God our foundation. And while a foundation is the part of the house that people don’t see, it’s by far the most important.

Because you can fix cracks in the walls, refurbish the rooms and repaint the halls, but you can’t get the foundation wrong if you want any chance of the house standing at all. The structural integrity of a house requires a foundation that is built to last.

I recently heard a Pastor say that love can’t keep a marriage going… he said it takes God and commitment. I think maybe he had a bit of a misunderstanding of what love really means. Because… well, God IS love. And love is commitment. Without both, it certainly isn’t love and it definitely won’t work. People sometimes think Susu led me to God. But it’s not true. God led me to Susu. And He has kept us through it all.

Marrying @adesuaetomi is the 2nd best decision I made in my adult life. The best was re-dedicating my life to Christ.

Susu, I am thankful for you, and grateful to you. You are everything I want and much more than I deserve. You mean the world to me and I intend to spend the rest of my life proving it. I love you now more than ever.
3 years down, I’m looking forward to forever.

I love you. Happy Anniversary Shuga.

#BAAD2017 #BAAD2020 #BAADforever

“Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud…It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
– 1 Cor 13:4..8

“… and the rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”
– Matt 7:26

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His beautiful wife, Adesua posted the same video and also wrote long note describing her husband as the light of her life second to Jesus.

She wrote:

Three years? Seems like yesterday. Seems like forever.
Three years with my bestie.
Everyone knows you’re my husband but today I want to thank you for being my best friend.
The most attentive, loving, funny, caring, inspiring friend I have ever had.
I thought I knew how to love but omo, you have schooled me.
I never knew it was possible to be with someone this long and not have it be riddled with tons of fights. I’m glad for our low voiced intense conversations. Lol
You don’t make me feel crazy, I don’t have to yell before I’m heard. I don’t have to worry. I don’t second guess how you feel about me. I know I’m valued, as I should be.
Thank you bubz, for just being a correct human being. For the heart that you have. For being quick to be sorry when you’re wrong (whispers…even when you’re not. Lol) (I do the same sha)
For not putting your ego before us. For giving me a home that’s my safe haven. I’m grateful for the home we have built. I always look forward to coming home and it takes a lot to even get me out of the house. Lol.
God has done the most marvellous things these past 3 years. May he continue to be the 3rd cord in this threefold cord. As long as he lives and he shields and we keep him part of our lives, we will never be easily broken.
Apart from Jesus, you are def the light of my life.
May that light continue to shine brighter and brighter.
You, my darling are a force to be reckoned with and the world will remember your name.
@bankywellington I love you doesn’t seem to suffice anymore but I’ll say it anyway. I love you with every fibre of my being. Let’s do this till we’re old and grey and maybe in heaven too?
#BAADFOREVER

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Buhari’s stand on accountability, transparency encouraging – CCB boss

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Simon Utebor, Yenagoa

The Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, Prof. Isah Mohammed, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy thrust on probity, accountability and transparency as a way of doing government business is very encouraging.


Mohammed made this known on Wednesday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, during a two-day workshop on ‘Strict Compliance with Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for Public Officials’, organised by Go-Getters Consulting Limited.


Represented by a representative of South-south Zone in the CCB, Dr Emmanuel Attah, the CCB boss said their mandate had become pragmatic and momentous following the political will of the leadership of President Buhari to make the fight against corruption as one of the cardinal agenda of his administration.

He stated: “The President’s policy thrust on probity, accountability and transparency as a way of doing government business is not only encouraging but gives the necessary impetus and enthusiasm to each and every one of us to position ourselves, as appropriate in this campaign.

“This, we may only achieve as public officers by conforming to the principles of public office which include selflessness in favour of public interest, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership by example.”

Mohammed believed that if top public functionaries of government were well aware and abide by the codes of conduct, the need for the application of punitive measures would be eliminated and thereby reduce the resources expended on the prosecution of cases.

He said the CCB had the onerous mandate to establish and maintain a high standard of morality in the conduct of government business and to ensure that the actions and behaviour of public officers conform to the highest standards of public morality and accountability.

In his opening remarks, the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, urged the CCB to avoid the temptations of being used as an instrument for political witch-hunt of Nigerians.

He said: “As Nigerians, we are all aware of the development not too long ago where someone in the Southsouth, in the person of a former Chief Justice of the Federation was bought down from his lofty heights on account of a supposed non-compliance with the provisions of the Code of Conduct. It was learnt from some quarters that the former CJN was not given fair treatment by the Code of Conduct Tribunal in that matter.

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“So, we must at all times, eschew, avoid and live above board by not giving in to temptations and allow politicians use the instrumentality of offices created for the good of Nigerians to witch-hunt fellow Nigerians.”

Speaking about the training, the deputy governor, represented by the Deputy Chief Staff in his office, Mr. Alex Dumbo, said the training of the participants from the Local Government Service Commission was appropriate and apt.

He noted: “This event, as it were, in my mind is quite appropriate and very apt. Appropriate and apt because an informed mind is a weapon against mistakes. As you all know, the Code of Conduct, as established in our Constitution under the fifth schedule part one expects every public servant to enact certain behavioural conduct which should at all points, holds your personal interest below the interest of the public service.

“Under the Code of Conduct, we are expected to pay the emoluments and salaries only on a single source in the public service. We all know that a couple of times, we find that some persons, either because we are ignorant, earn emoluments from more than one source in the public service. In doing so, we are latently causing crimes to ourselves.”

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