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Ogun to Pay Farmers Upkeep Allowances Until First Harvest



The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Monday identified Cassava, Maize and Rice as produce of interest under its Ogun State Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP).

The Governor said some farmers will be issued their certificates of occupancy this week.

“We plan for10,000 participants in the first phase of the scheme. Some of them will emerge this week and I will sign off their C of O for one hectare each. We are also going to concentrate on Maize, Cassava and Rice because the off-takers are waiting to buy them from us”, a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin said.

“To motivate the graduate farmers, we are going to provide some allowances for the farmers’ upkeep until their first harvest. By that time, it is our belief that they would start to make money and stand on their own”, the statement added.

“Our support for them is total. We will provide inputs, service support and training required for farmers through a single digit loan and a guaranteed off-taker”.

The statement noted that interested residents of the state are to log in on the job portal of the State Government – under the Anchor Borrowers link. It further advised those already on the portal who are interested in the scheme to log back and update their application on their dashboard to join the scheme.

While inaugurating the Steering Committee to oversee the state’s ABP, last week, Governor Abiodun assured the people that his administration was fully committed to providing an environment that would ensure a better life for the people of the state, adding that the state would ensure the development of all sectors of the economy. He said his government appreciates the immense potential of the agricultural sector.

According to him, the target of his administration was to attain self-sufficiency in food by producing more, adding that providence had blessed the state with favourable climate, fertile soil that sits on over 16,000 square meters, of which 80 per cent is arable.
“While we have seen the success of the anchor borrowers scheme in other states, it is disheartening that Ogun State has never accessed the CBN ABP through the public window,” he said.

He said the inauguration of the committee was a practical demonstration of his administration’s commitment to the development of the agricultural sector, adding that the programme would be targeting over 40,000 farmers, of which 10,000 would be attended to in the first instance.

“In this programme, we are targeting the empowerment of over 40,000 farmers; we are going to be starting in the first instance with an initial 10,000 farmers to which we are going to allocate 10,000 hectares of land,” he said.

He said: “The target of our administration is to produce enough food to attain self-sufficiency in food security in the short term and over the long term, produce enough food for other states and for export.
“Providence have blessed us with favorable climate and fertile soil for agriculture, we sit on a land mass that is over 16,000 sqm, 80 per cent of which is arable, that is we have over 12,800 sqm of arable land.”

He said government and the people should come together to chart a way forward for the development of agriculture in the state, adding that it was disheartening to note that the state had never accessed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ABP.

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NNPP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Bishop Idahosa appointed Vice Chancellor of Weldious University, Cotonou*



NNPP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Bishop Idahosa appointed Vice Chancellor of Weldious University, Cotonou*

*NNPP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Bishop Idahosa appointed Vice Chancellor of Weldious University, Cotonou*



The Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Bishop (Dr.) Isaac Idahosa has been appointed the Vice Chancellor of Weldios University, Cotonou in the Republic of Benin.



NNPP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Bishop Idahosa appointed Vice Chancellor of Weldious University, Cotonou*

Idahosa who is the General Overseer of God First Ministry, Lagos State, Nigeria, was the running mate to the Presidential Candidate of the NNPP, Sen Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in the last general election.

He has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the school whose academic focus is to give its students access to cutting-edge technology and resources, including libraries, and computer centers.
Founded in January 2012 by Dr. Salomon D Guidi, the universally renowned institution became established and accredited as Heim- Weldios University in 2014.

The formal investiture ceremonies are set to take place Hilton Gardens Hotel in the Namibian capital, Windhoek on the 5th of July this year and the series of event is expected to take the form of a three day symposium.

Commenting on the development, Idahosa who attributed the development to ‘favour of God’ promised not to take it for granted, adding that the management and the owners of the top rate university has demonstrated their confidence in him.

“I am elated and I give thanks to God for this wonderful opportunity to serve God and mankind. To me, this is an extension of my ministry and I am cognizance of the responsibilities and the burden reposed in me. I also commend my boss, a dependable leader and leader of the downtrodden, Sen Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for his confidence and trust in my personality.

“I will never in anyway take it for granted considering the fact that so much is expected from me by stakeholders of the great institutions who are looking up to me,” he said.
Idahosa further added that he would build on the foundation laid by past leaders of the school just as he also maintained that the developmental blueprint that he has put together for taking the school to greater height is properly implemented.

“Since my announcement, I have been putting my thoughts together in a workable blueprint which I believe will further take the school beyond its current threshold. I am looking at the possibility of making Weldios University not only the best in the continent of Africa but also ranking amongst some of the best in the world,” he said.

He however promised to ensure that all relevant stakeholders in the system are carried along in the task of reworking the institution, saying “I intend to commit all and sundry who have one thing or the other to do with the school to becoming valued stakeholders in the project.

“By this, I will ensure that everyone, I mean the Governing Council, the management, the staff members as well as the students are not only kept abreast of happenings and developments, they will also be part of policy formulation and implementation as well.”

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations



Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations







Fellow Nigerians,





Sahara Weekly Reports That On behalf of the Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa Worldwide, I extend warm greetings to all Nigerians as we commemorate Democracy Day on this significant June 12. This day serves as a powerful reminder of our collective struggle for democracy and the relentless pursuit of justice and equity for all citizens.






Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations






As we celebrate this historic day, we must acknowledge the immense challenges our nation continues to face. The socio-economic hardships, pervasive insecurity, and rising unemployment have left many Nigerians struggling to make ends meet. These challenges have tested our resilience and resolve as a people.












We call on the government to prioritize the alleviation of these sufferings. It is imperative that our leaders take decisive and impactful actions to address these issues. Enhanced security measures, economic reforms, and policies that create job opportunities are essential steps toward a more prosperous and secure Nigeria. The well-being of the masses should always be at the forefront of governance.












Despite these challenges, we encourage all Nigerians to remain steadfast and hopeful. Our strength lies in our unity and our unwavering belief in the promise of our nation. Let us continue to support one another and work together towards a brighter future.











To our esteemed members of NBM of Africa, I urge you to remain law-abiding and uphold the values that our movement stands for. Our commitment to justice, equity, and the betterment of society must guide our actions. Let us lead by example and contribute positively to the communities in which we live.












As we celebrate Democracy Day, let us remember that the journey to a fully realized democratic nation is ongoing. Our collective efforts, resilience, and determination will pave the way for a Nigeria where every citizen can thrive in peace and prosperity.







Happy Democracy Day, Nigeria!


With solidarity and hope,


Otunba Fola Ogunmefun

National Head, NBM of Africa Worldwide

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Healing Stream Testimonies at Apostle Suleman’s ‘Wonders Without Number’ June 2024 Service



Healing Stream Testimonies at Apostle Suleman’s ‘Wonders Without Number’ June 2024 Service

At a recent prophetic service held by popular servant of God and General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, great testimonies were shared, ones that will help build believers’ faith and trust in The Lord, with all their heart, mind and soul.


While validating the effectiveness of miracles in the life of man during the service, Apostle Suleman affirmed that, even in the most unpredictable situations, nothing is impossible for Jesus to restore. He said in his lecture that, sometimes, while praying for a particular miracle for a long time, we lose hope and question whether it will happen. But when we put our trust in Jesus, He makes it happen at the right time.


A young man, Nkem, from Kaduna State, gave his testimony:

“I joined the OFM prayer platform from inception. I want to thank God for the uncommon favour and for healing me of kidney and liver infections. I called the platform center for prayers and applied the oil Papa had blessed on my body. To the glory of God, both kidney and liver infection disappeared; I have been confirmed to be medically okay. Thank you Jesus.”


Tracy from Russia says:

“I give God all the glory for healing me of strange rashes on my body. I tabled this issue to God on this prayer altar and also kept applying the oil blessed by Papa on my body. To my amazement, the rashes have disappeared without leaving any mark. Secondly, I am overjoyed because God has restored love and peace among my siblings.”


Dickson, a Cameroonian resident in Bahrain:

“In the month of March, 2024, my dreams were so polluted to the extent that I was afraid to even close my eyes. Papa raised a prayer about polluted dreams and since then I have not experienced it again. I thank God for my spiritual life, my prayer life and word study has improved a lot.”


Joy Oluebube from Nigeria:

“Papa mentioned my name and my case, specifically! I want to thank the God of ‘Wonders Without Number’. He said; “Joy Oluebube any arrow of death fashioned against you, be destroyed in Jesus name.” Indeed, God delivered me from an attack that would have taken my life. Thank you Jesus, my time has come!”


Yvette from United States healed of breast lumps:

“I always connect to Papa’s prayer for the sick. I was diagnosed with breast cysts, so I usually went to the hospital to withdraw the fluid. To the glory of God, on the 13th April, I touched my breast, looking for the lumps but lo and behold the lumps were nowhere to be found. They had disappeared.”


Alice from France:

“In February 2024, I sent in a prayer request for God to provide a good job for my husband in a good location. Glory to God, my husband has gotten a good permanent job in a wonderful location.”


Precious Chikamnele from Lagos:

“I want to thank God for miraculously exempting me from the list of those that were sacked in my office. Some of my colleagues rumoured that my name was included in the list but the God of Apostle Suleman disappointed all expectations. I give God all the glory.”


Lilian Cyril from Abuja:

“I joined WWN in December 2023 and since then my prayer life has changed. Papa, on the 19th of April, you said that someone is bleeding and you prayed for divine healing. I received my healing, to the glory of God, bleeding of one month stopped instantly. Thank you Jesus.”


Tsalach from Ghana’s heavy debt settled:

“I owed a huge amount (school fees). But since we joined this family, that has been a thing of the past, the school fees of my brother and I are being paid on time through miracle money.”


Israel from Edo State:

“I am grateful to God for healing me of ulcer pains after joining ‘Wonders Without Number’ prayer on 15th April 2024. Thank you Jesus for healing me.”


Apostle Suleman pontificates that, as Christians, we pray because we believe God is listening and that He will answer our petitions according to His perfect plans. Therefore, believers need to advance in their spiritual discernment and sensitivity. “With every decision in life, God is trying to get our attention. If we could develop a constant awareness of His presence, our life will be more meaningful.”

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