Clergy Rededicates Community To God
It was jubilation galore at Emohua kingdom in Rivers State over the weekend,as a renowned ecumenical clergy, Rev.Dr Chukwuemeka Oji,rededicated the kingdom to God amidst praise, worship and dancing to the glory of God,as well as thanks giving and exchange of good wishes to usher in the new year.
The theme of this year’s Emohua Day With God, titled “Arise, Go To Nineveh (Jonah,1:2,2-3)” where God instructed prophet Jonah to “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city and cry against it,because their wickedness has come before me …”, attracted a humongous crowd of both indigenes and none indigenes.
The guest preacher, while delivering his sermon at the event held recently, at StateSchool 1 field, Ahia-Ezi,Emohua, likened his mission to Emohua to that of Jonah in the Bible, whom the same God directed to go to Nineveh and preach the gospel of repentan and salvation to the people and rededicate their land.
After his sermon, prayers and rededication service, the Man of God charged the people to repent from their evil ways and embrace God’s salvation in order to enjoy the abundant blessings of God upon the land.
In his address at the event, the traditional ruler of Emohua Kingdom, HRM,Ohna, Sir Sergeant Awuse, Olo iv, Nneweli Emohua xiii lauded the guest preacher for his inspirational sermon and prayers which he said had rejuvenated the spirit of the people who were oppurtuned to witness the divine encounter with God.
The monarch announced some changes in the annual event. He directed that henceforth, the event would no longer hold at the Government Secondary School’s field Emohua, rather it should be held at State School 1 field Ahia-Ezi,Emohua. He noted that Ahia-Ezi was the ancestral center of Emohua clan, therefore it was the right place to hold the event since it involves the entire Emohua kingdom.
He also stated that the date of the annual event would no longer be January 15,but January, 2nd because Emohua kingdom must begin the new year with God, while the planning and organisation of the event which was previously handled by the Gospel Ministers Fellowship of Emohua (GMFE), since inception 22 years ago would now be handled by the Royal palace in conjunction with the gospel ministers.
He stressed that the new changes would give the event the prominence it deserves as an important event in the kingdom. He noted that the event had contributed immensely to the restoration of peace in Emohua communities through their prayers and ministrations and directed that the programme must be encouraged by all well meaning individuals in the kingdom
Also speaking, the President of the gospel ministers fellowship of Emohua, Rev. Dr. P.O. Ezeonye, JP expressed gratitude to God for the massive turnout of the people and success of the event despite initial difficulties. He noted that the year’s event was one of the best in terms of attendance, divine ministrations and spiritual impact on the people since the inception of the program 22years ago.
Rev. Dr Ezeonye who is also the minister in charge of first Baptist Church, Rumuche Emohua lauded the guest preacher for his amazing and inspirational sermon adding that his divine ecumenical calling had saved many souls and communities within and outside Nigeria and thanked God for sending him to Emohua to deliver the people and bless the land.
Rev. Ezeonye also commanded the gospel ministers for keeping Faith with God and for championing the continuation of the event over the years. He also applauded Ohna Awuse for the changes in the the events of the annual program and for taking over the organisation of the programme which has removed the financial burden from the gospel ministers .He however assured the ministers that they would be carried along in the new dispensation.
Earlier in his speech at the event, the former President of the gospel ministers fellowship, Rev. Barr. Dan Obinna praised God for sending the guest preacher to Emohua. He also commended Ohna Awuse for changing the old narrative of the programme which he said was a right step in the right direction.
“The new venue, Ahia-Ezi happens to be the ancestral center of Emohua clan, today the Ark has returned home to its rightful place to the glory of God, the guest preacher is the harbinger of the new dawn,” he said.
The historic event was attended by several church groups, including Government House chapel of everlasting grace choir, Port Harcourt ,Century of Grace choir, Rumuakunde, Baptist church Emohua, First Baptist Church choir, Rumuche Emohua and Emohua Kingdom Gospel Band, among others.
By: Jacob Obinna
Nigeria’s Box Office Generates N278m In February
The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on Tuesday said it realised N278 million as ticket sales across cinemas in the month of February, nationwide.
CEAN’s National Chairman, Mr Ope Ajayi, who, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, added that the cinemas also had 122,295 gross admission within the period under review.
Cinemas experienced a drastic decline in sales in February when compared with N819 million sales made in January.
Ajayi blamed the cash crunch and poor network service delivery being experienced by POS operators nationwide for the decline in sales.
He similarly noted that cinemas experienced an all time lull in the week of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He explained further that cinemas had limited content to exhibit in the month of February, as movie producers avoided releasing movies during the election period.
“A couple of reasons are responsible for the drop in sales. We lost a weekend of sales during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Nigerians’ attention was focused on voting across the country.
“Cash crunch and POS failures, affecting trading generally is also affecting the cinemas.
“Many movie producers and distributors avoided releasing movies during the election period. So, content was also somewhat limited,” he said.
Ajayi said the top films exhibited in cinemas across the country in February were “Antman” and “Love in a Pandemic”.
He listed films to watch out for in the month of March as : “Creed III”, “What Love Got To Do With It”, “Shazam Fury of the gods”, “John Wick iv”, “Different Strokes” and “Dungeons and Dragons83”.
Nollywood Actress Urges Ladies To Desist From Dating Married Men
Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has urged ladies to desist from dating married men, saying leaving a quality life of being responsible with good moral virtues is the best life.
The renowned movie star, who took to her Instagram page to give the advice, said that ladies should not make the same mistake she made by dating someone else’s husband.
According to her, being a side chick to married men is morally wrong, but staying away from people’s husband’s is a moral upright living.
She stressed that she did not want them to experience what she went through, therefore, relationship with married men should be avoided.
She expressed gratitude to fans and well wishers, for their constant prayers, love and encouragement, adding that they should live a life they would be proud of.
The actress added that having a side business was far better than being a side chick, and urged them to leave people’s husbands alone.
“Live a life you would be proud of.
“Thank you all for all the prayers and encouragement and love .
“I am on a new parth to a new life; strive to be new and stay safe and morally upright.
“No do side chick o…see u soon. Find a side business and leave people’s husband.
“ Don’t make the mistake I made…The idea is to be morally right, “ she wrote.
Abubakar is a model, actress, television personality, philanthropist and multiple award-winning member of the Nollywood industry.
She rose to fame after the release of her debut film ‘Sabotage’ In 2011. She won the Afro Hollywood Best Actress prize.
The actress started auditioning for movie roles in 2001. After some time, she was given her first acting gig, a small part in the movie ‘Rejected’
It was, however, a small role that enabled her to land her first important role and ultimately her breakthrough in the movie ‘Gangster Paradise.’
The movie star has acted in more than a 100 movies. some of which are: ‘Slip of Fate’, ‘Tears of a Child’, ‘Secret Shadows’, ‘Gangster Paradise’, ‘Area Mama’, ‘Men in Love’, ‘Love Castle’, ‘Okafor’s Law’, among others.
She is also a movie producer and runs Morehouse Entertainment, a label and talent management business in the music industry.
The Kano-born actress established the Halima Abubakar Foundation, an NGO that aids the poor.
The actress has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the entertainment industry, thereby making her outstanding.
UEFA Champions League Final : Burna Boy Set To Perform
Nigerian megastar, Burna Boy, has been announced as one of the headliners who will be performing at the 2023 UEFA Champions League final.
UEFA has revealed Burna Boy as one of the performers at the 2023 Champions League Final. The announcement was made via the Champions League official Twitter handle on Thursday, 16th March 2023.
Music Burna Boy, Tems, Patoranking, Shatta Wale nominated for International Reggae & World Music Awards 2023
In the video posted on Twitter, a delighted Burna Boy revealed that he will be performing at the Champions League final billed for Istanbul, Turkey.
In what is a remarkable feat, Burna Boy will become the first Nigerian artiste to perform on the biggest stage of European Club football.
Since gaining international success in 2018 through his hit single ‘YE,’ Burna Boy has become one of the biggest artistes in the world. He has earned a Grammy award for his album ‘Twice As Tall’ while becoming one of the most awarded artistes on the continent.
The Tide Entertainment reports that Burna Boy has sold out choice arenas around the world as his music continues to attract international listeners.
American DJ, artiste, and Producer, Marshmallow, performed at the 2021 Champions League final in Portugal while Cuban Pop star, Camila Cabello, performed at the 2022 edition in Paris.
The 2023 Champions League Final will take place on 10th June 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey and Afrobeats will share the stage as two of the finest clubs in Europe compete for the biggest price.
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