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Pro. Joshua Iginla dazzles Widow, 95-Year old man with exotic cars, scholarship, lifetime salary (PICS&VIDEOS)

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+    How Prophet Iginla’s prophesy saved me from the den of Deadly kidnappers – Pastor Ayo Aluko reveals

 

 

Just like some weeks back, Popular Abuja-based Prophet, Joshua Iginla has done it again. The prophet has once again shown to the world what the real gospel preaches about humanitarian services.

It has been a culture for him to give to the needy, help the poor, and this has been a major trademark for his ministry judging by what he has been doing since he started. Checks revealed that he has given about 500 exotic cars out to Nollywood actors, the needy, and financial assistance to several people.

During the church service on Sunday, September 11, 2016. He shocked the congregation when he called out a widow, fondly called Mama Twins and gave her an exotic classy Toyota camry and cash gift of #200,000.

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As if that wasn’t enough, he also gave her automatic employment and placed her twin boys on a life academic scholarship.

The widow, who has been a member of the church for some time and has been committed to God’s work couldn’t help the situation but cried in amazement and Joy.

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Similarly, It was a day of double package as Hon. Professor Ehimare David, who is a centenarian, an astute politician and a retired lecturer, wasn’t left out in the action.

He was just a visitor who felt he needed the special touch of God’s hands through Prophet Joshua Iginla and to his great astonishment, God remembered him during the service.

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Pa David Ehimare, from Uromi, Edo state, in the South Southern part of Nigeria, was located prophetically, prayed for by Papa Iginla and was blessed with a brand new Toyota Camry SE. Not ending at that, Bro Joshua Iginla also placed the centenarian on a life salary noting that as what the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus is all about.

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Meanwhile, the clergy also proved his prophetic prowess as Gods Oracle by rescuing a popular  Pastor, Ayo Aluko, from the hands of deadly kidnappers, who almost wasted his life.

The Pastor, who shared the testimony during the service explained that he went through what Daniel experienced as recorded in the bible. He was full of praise to God and to the Man of God for being a true prophet of God.

Speaking further, he revealed that Prophet Joshua Iginla, on May 21, 2016, prophesied to him about the evil occurrence that is about to happen and also prayed for him to avert it, which by the Grace of God, was averted.

The Prophet told him that he saw him with a particular cloth which he wore on the day of the Prophecy, in a pool of blood and that he died but he told him that as long as he is still alive, He ( Ayo Aluko) will not die. He held to the word, which gave him the needed encouragement at that time.

Narrating His experience, he said few days back he was kidnapped along Kogi Abuja express road by a gang of 16 daredevils in army uniform. He was ordered into the bush and saw horrible things. He was put in a river with only his neck up and every attempt to breathe was almost impossible. As if that wasn’t enough, he was tied and made to trek in a heavy rain. After they untied him, they shot him with their gun but he didn’t die.

Furthermore, his hand was lifeless and was in a pool of blood but miraculously, he didn’t die/ He was still made to trek for 8 solid hours and when it got to the third day,they told him their boss is coming and whatever he says is final, even if he says they should eliminate him.

They also revealed to him that they’ve made attempts to kidnap him several times but he’s always disappearing. They said they will either take his life or his private part.

To cut the long story short, Their boss came and mere looking at him, he asked him some questions about his family and kids, which he answered and Miraculously, the man told him to stand up but he couldn’t because he lacks strength at that point and the boss himself came to him and raised him up.

The shocking part is that they asked for ransom but he was released and even when he was going, they ran to him and gave him money.

The miraculous thing about it was that the same day he was rescued, his wife rushed to Champions service at City of Wonders where Bro Iginla was ministering . He paused and in full glare of the congregation he declared that Pastor Ayo can’t die because God has said so through him. He now declared via live transmission that if he be a true prophet of God pastor Aluko should be released immediately. And during his testimony he confirmed that was the exact period he experienced divine intervention that saved his life.

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Dangote Refinery: A Plea For Caution *by Oba Adekunle Oyelude CON

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Dangote Refinery: A Plea For Caution
*by Oba Adekunle Oyelude CON

 

I am very proud, as I always do home and abroad, to call myself a citizen of Nigeria, the blessed land of my forebears. From the bottom of my heart, I pledge to continue to be proud of Nigeria, come rain, come shine because there is no other place on this planet earth to be called my natural home other than here.

 

 

I am also happy to say that my antecedent before and after I ascended to the throne of my ancestors as the 13th Olowu of Kuta in September 2012, has not contrasted my love for and belief in Nigeria, both of which were recognised by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 2023 when the then President Muhammadu Buhari confered on me the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

 

 

In view of this national honour and my status as a royal father, I find it much more obligatory to share my view on the ongoing travail of the Dangote Refinery, a major private investment which sits on 2,635 hectares with a view to producing and exporting petrol and ultimately saving Nigeria foreign exchange.

 

 

This unprecedented stride, to my senses, would reverse Nigeria’s reliance on other countries for petroleum supply. I read it that we import about 90 percent of petroleum products we consume locally. I also read that Nigeria imported 11.3 billion dollars refined petroleum products in 2021 alone, making us the 18th largest importer of the products globally.

 

 

 

One can then imagine how excited I was when the news came out that the Dangote Refinery, construction of which started a decade ago and completed with $19 billion, would commence production at the end of the third quarter of 2022 and would reach full capacity in the first quarter of 2023.

 

 

I was more excited realising that hundreds of jobless Nigerian, especially our agitating youths would be employed by the 65000 barrel-per-day plant.

 

 

 

I was engrossed in that state of ecstasy and indeed expectant of the implementation of that promise, when suddenly I began to see an alarming sign of a danger to that prospect.

 

 

It first sounded like a joke and also appeared like a bad, protracted dream to me until I read that the date of the take-off had been shifted forward due to some logistics, particularly some grey areas needed to be cleared with the sector regulatory authorities.

 

 

I was practically down when I read a report alleging that the head of the Nigerian Mainstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) , Mr Farouk Ahmed made a complaint over the quality of products from the refinery.

 

 

The CEO was reported to have complained that the diesel produced by the refinery contains a very large amount of sulphur content which, according to him, is harmful to vehicle engine, hence the continuous reliance on imported products with its predictable consequence on the young refinery.

 

At this juncture, I am stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. However, as a royal father, who must not be fair only but must also be seen to be fair, I have the responsibility to call on the government to aid the nationalist objective for which the refinery was built.

 

 

Nigeria, our great nation, emerging as the highest private petroleum exporter in Africa, is not a status and prestige we should throw out of the window. I, therefore, crave the understanding of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on this, for the feat will certainly add to the profile of his administration as that through which Nigeria attained that enviable height among the comity of nations.

 

 

This administration can not afford to be seen as putting before prospective investors, unfriendly policies to discourage them from looking to the direction of the country for enterprises that could create jobs for the yawning youths.

 

 

President and Chief Executive of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, in his part, should be more open to further dialogue with the government through the NMDPRA in order to save his dream project this seemingly impasse.

 

There is no doubting the fact that a number of Nigerians at home and in the diaspora, have attached Aliko Dangote’s name to monopoly of our nation’s economy, allegedly using his proximity with successive admnistrations to sustain his dominance of the economy evidently with his multi-sectoral investments, for instance, in cement, sugar and salt.

 

I think with his current experience over this multibillion-dollar refinery, it is high time he reviewed that identity by complying with the demands of the government if only for the sake of national interest.

 

 

To my understanding of elementary finance, it makes no economic sense for an investor of that magnitude to be operating below his investment capacity level as the refinery is unfortunately experiencing to the disappointment and indeed pains of those of us who had seen a bigger picture of the project that, we had hoped and still are of the belief, would end the perennial fuel crisis the nation has endured for about 50 years.

 

 

Owing to the current fuel challenges being faced in major cities of the country, we are impatiently looking forward to the August date which the refinery is expected to supply Nigerian market. We don’t want anything that would push the date forward again.

 

 

Finally, federal government should look into the recent findings, through testing, made by members of the House of Representatives led by the Speaker, Honourable Tajudeen Abbas, disclaiming the allegation that Dangote diesel contains high sulphur levels.

 

 

To be double sure, the government can take a step further by conducting an independent investigation to ascertain the right quality of Dangote products and compare with those imported by marketers.

 

 

We should be mindful of the fact that the success or otherwise of this refinery will spill over to Dangote’s interest in revamping our moribund steel industry. We shouldn’t throw away the baby with bath water.

 

 

Mr president as father of the Nation and an undisputed patriot that we all know please safe this Refinery now as many onlookers are already insinuating the current imbroiglo to wrong political calculation on the part of Aliko, clarification of the Refinery as Major critical National Asset that must be jealously protected despite the fact that it’s privately owned is my humble opinion.

 

 

God bless the Federal Government of Nigeria. God bless our patriotic President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.

 

 

 

 

_*-Oba Adekunle Makama Oyelude (CON) is the Olowu of Kuta, Osun State, Nigeria*_

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HP and NABU Partner to Bridge Literacy Gap in Nigeria, Launch Creative Lab

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LAGOS, Nigeria, July 22, 2024 — HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) in partnership with NABU, a pioneering tech-enabled publisher of multilingual children’s books, announced the launch of the NABU HP Creative Lab.

This ground breaking initiative aims to revolutionize literacy, foster a culture of reading and learning among children in Nigeria and create digital equity for families and educators across the country. Additionally, the partnership augments HP’s global vision of accelerating digital equity for 150 million people by 2030.

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HP’s commitment to digital equity is driven by the need to take action, as rapid technology developments, such as AI, could drive a bigger wedge in the digital divide.

Since 2021, HP has been a steadfast supporter of NABU’s vision globally. Together, NABU and HP have launched Creative Labs in Rwanda, the Philippines, Miami and now Nigeria.

NABU HP Creative Labs are physical spaces equipped with HP technology used to empower authors and illustrators to create hundreds of children’s books each year in native languages.

With the launch of the NABU HP Creative Lab in Nigeria, HP is furthering NABU’s bold 6-year expansion plan across Africa, aiming to reach its goal. At HP, we are committed to bridging the digital equity gap and empowering communities through technology.

The NABU HP Creative Lab in Nigeria is a vital step in our mission to advance education and literacy by providing high-quality, culturally relevant resources, we foster a love for reading and ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed.

Together with NABU, we are moving closer to our goal of accelerating digital equity for 150 million people by 2030, transforming lives through storytelling and digital innovation.” Says Emmanuel Asika, Country Head, Nigeria.

Empowering Nigerian Children and Artists Through Storytelling and Technology
NABU is a nonprofit tech-enabled publisher of multilingual children’s books on a mission to ensure every child can read and learn through storytelling and technology. NABU publishes original, engaging stories in mother tongue (native) languages that can be accessed through an app, web reader, and print.
“The opening of the NABU HP Creative Lab in Nigeria marks a significant milestone in NABU’s ambition to create equal access to literacy for 25 million children by 2030.
We are proud to support Nigerian authors and illustrators in creating bilingual stories in Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba that support children’s reading and foster cultural and linguistic pride.
We are honored to continue our longstanding partnership with HP to accelerate digital equity through literacy.
The opening of the NABU HP Creative Lab in Nigeria begins NABU’s expansion into West Africa.” Says Isabel Sheinman, CEO and Co-Creator of NABU.

NABU’s solution bridges opportunity gaps for historically excluded children and families by engaging readers through localized storytelling and providing support for learning, a profound step forward that HP is proudly supporting to achieve its vision of accelerating digital equity across Africa. By empowering children to learn to read in their mother tongue language first, NABU content and HP technology allows children to grow confidence in their reading abilities, feel pride in their culture, and inspire them to expand their learning and reading abilities. NABU’s goal is to ensure 25 million children have access to literacy by 2030.

For more information, visit NABU Nigeria or contact us at [email protected]. You can also donate online here.
For more information on HP’s sustainability programs visit hp.com

 

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Fidelity Bank’s Consistent Strong Growth Excites Investors

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Fidelity Bank’s Consistent Strong Growth Excites Investors

 

Fidelity Bank Plc has recorded an average annual profit growth of 64 per cent over the past three years, underlining its resilience as one of Nigeria’s fastest growing companies.

The bank has also seen rapid expansion in customer base and assets as total balance sheet size leapt from N2.1 trillion to N6.2 trillion, the sixth largest in the Nigerian banking industry. The balance sheet was driven by a hefty total deposit of more than N4 trillion, equally the sixth biggest in the industry.

A review of the audited reports and accounts of Fidelity Bank between 2023 and 2020 showed double-digit growths over the years with cumulative average annual growth rate (CAGR) in earnings, profitability and assets significantly above average industry rate and within the best performance among publicly quoted companies.

Average annual profit growth rate of 64 per cent underscores Fidelity Bank’s fundamental strength as an inflation-hedging investment. The operational growth strengthens the overall return outlook of the bank, which share price has delivered an average annual capital gain of more than 100 per cent in five years at the stock market.

Several experts’ reviews have said the bank’s strong historical performance is a major attraction for its ongoing combined rights and public offer.

Fidelity Bank is offering a rights issue of 3.2 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at N9.25 per share. The bank is also simultaneously offering 10 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each to the general investing public at N9.75 per share.

The acceptance and application lists for the rights issue and public offer, which opened on Thursday, June 20, 2024, are scheduled to close on Monday, July 29, 2024. The rights issue has been pre-allotted on the basis of one new ordinary share for every 10 existing ordinary shares held as at the close of business on Friday, January 05, 2024.

Fidelity Bank’s gross earnings rose successively from N206 billion in 2020 to N251 billion, N337 billion and N556 billion in 2021, 2022 and 2023 respectively, representing average annual growth of 39 per cent. Profit before tax has grown consecutively from N28 billion in 2020 to N124 billion in 2023. Profit after tax jumped from N26.65 billion in 2020 to N99.45 billion in 2023. Earnings per share has also grown from 92 kobo in 2020 to N3.11 in 2023, showing the headroom for increased dividends to shareholders.

The bank’s profitability has been driven by continuous increase in market share, a strong commitment to national economic growth with supports for businesses and high customer trust.

Fidelity Bank’s total assets has grown successively from N2.11 trillion in 2019 to N2.76 trillion in 2020 and consecutively to N3.28 trillion, N3.99 trillion and N6.23 trillion in 2021, 2022 and 2023 respectively. Shareholders’ funds have also grown successively from N234.03 billion in 2019 to N273.53 billion, N285.29 billion, N314.36 billion and N437.31 billion in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 respectively.

Total deposit has grown by an average annual growth of 33 per cent from N1.7 trillion in 2020 to N4.02 trillion in 2023. A breakdown underlined a strong customer confidence with low-cost deposit accounting for 97.4 per cent of total deposit.

Low-cost deposit has grown at a faster CAGR of 44 per cent over the period, rising from N1.31 trillion in 2020 to N3.91 trillion in 2023. Savings accounts had also doubled over the period from N424 billion in 2020 to N881 billion in 2023, representing average annual growth rate of 28 per cent.

Fidelity Bank has more than 8.0 million customers, with 5.1 million of these customers on digital channels, underlining the strength of the bank’s robust information and communication technology.

As customers increasingly entrust the bank with their funds, Fidelity Bank has also shown equally aggressive commitment to national economic growth with average annual growth of 32 per cent in net loans.

Net loans have grown successively from N1.32 trillion in 2020 to N1.66 trillion, N2.12 trillion and N3.09 trillion in 2021, 2022 and 2023 respectively. The above average growth in loans shows Fidelity Bank’s famed supports for Nigerian businesses. The bank’s loans portfolio is the fifth largest in the Nigerian banking industry.

A frontline industrialist and a customer of the bank, Dr Kamoru Yusuf, Founder of KAM Holding, said Fidelity Bank has been exceptional in supporting the development of Nigerian companies.

Yusuf, whose group has metamorphosed into a global business conglomerate operating in three countries across two continents, confirmed that KAM Holding has benefited immensely from financial supports from Fidelity Bank.

He said investing in Fidelity Bank will be an investment in the growth of Nigerian economy and companies like KAM Holding, the nation’s largest wholly indigenous metal and steel production company.

He underlined the relationship between increased capital for a business-focused bank like Fidelity Bank and the overall development of the Nigerian economy.

There are strong indications that the bank will sustain its impressive growth record in the years ahead. Already, interim report and account of the bank for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024 showed that the bank started the current business year on stronger footing with three-digit growths across key performance indicators.

The three-month report showed that gross earnings increased by 89.9 per cent to N192.1 billion in first quarter 2024. The bank’s top-line performance continued to be driven by broad-based growths across income lines with interest income rising by 90.7 per cent and non-interest income growing by 84 per cent in first quarter 2024.

Growth in interest income was primarily spurred by a higher yield environment and strong earning assets base, while the increase in non-interest income was led by double-digit growth in account maintenance charges, foreign exchange (forex)-related income, trade, banking services, and remittances, supported by increased customer transactions.

Profit before tax doubled by 120 per cent to N39.5 billion in first quarter 2024 as against N17.9 billion in first quarter 2023. The bank’s performance was driven by expanding market share with total deposit rising by 17 per cent within the three months to N4.7 trillion, compared with N4 trillion recorded at the end of 2023.

The bank also increased its supports for national economic growth with net loans and advances rising by 21 per cent from N3.1 trillion at the end of 2023 to N3.7 trillion by March 2024.

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