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The Chronicles of Bishop Paul N. Vincent: Unveiling a spectacular voyage from belief to Empowerment- An Epic Narrative of Endurance and Dedication*

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In an exclusive interview conducted by Emmanuel Clement, we embark on an illuminating exploration of the remarkable life and visionary leadership of Bishop Paul N. Vincent.
As the driving force behind Persistence Works TV Network (PWTN) and Vincent Paul Ministries Int’l, Bishop Vincent’s journey from personal transformation to global impact is an inspiring testament to faith, resilience, and unwavering commitment to service.

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*Can we have meet you sir?*

I am Bishop Paul N. Vincent, a leader with a diverse portfolio including roles as President/CEO of Persistence Works TV Network (PWTN), Publisher of Persistence Works Magazine, and head of Vincent Paul Ministries Int’l. Based in El Paso, Texas, my journey encompasses various spheres of influence, from media to ministry, all fueled by a profound commitment to service.

*How did your journey of faith begin, and what prompted your salvation?*
My salvation journey was catalyzed by a family tragedy in 1982, ultimately leading me to embrace Christ in 1985 during a powerful revival service. This transformative encounter set the course for my lifelong commitment to faith and service.

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*Since you gave your life to Christ, have you ever thought of backsliding from the faith?*

No I haven’t. Although many people within my extended family at that time didn’t think I would go all the way. They thought I would soon backslide since I was so young (I was 11 years old when I started attending the church, but was 13 when I made a firm & final decision to give my life and to follow Christ all the way). So they felt by the time the “pleasures of life” begin presenting themselves to me, that I’d backslide. But God’s Faithfulness has proved them all wrong! I’m still here by the Grace of God, still following Christ after almost 40 years now! Praise God!

*Before embarking on ministry, what endeavors did you pursue?*

Prior to diving into full-time ministry, I embarked on a journey of learning and service. From pioneering ministry works in Nigeria to serving as an Army Chaplain in the U.S., my path has been marked by a pursuit of knowledge, leadership, and social impact.

*What is the overarching vision and mandate of your ministry?*

The Vision and mandate of our ministry are:
*To liberate those oppressed by the devil and draw such into the Kingdom Of God by the preaching of the Gospel.
*To Minister healing to the sick: physically, emotionally & spiritually.
*To effectively communicate Christ to our society and the world.
*To preach and teach the word in order to build, develop & mature the Body Of Christ.
*Maximizing the media to propagate the Gospel through: Publications, Television, Social Media, Crusades, Conferences & Charity.

*Have you ever experienced regret as a minister of God?*

Well, we all are constantly growing and learning. The most important thing in life is not that you made mistakes, it’s that you’re able to quickly learn from it, grow and move on beyond it. So yes there were few choices or actions that one might have wished could have been done differently or so, but it’s all part of the learning curves in life. But what I don’t ever regret at any time is: Giving my life to Christ at an early age; answering the Call of God at an early age; getting married to my wife; serving in the US military and other such key choices in life; I don’t regret any of them.

*How do you handle critics?*

If they are constructive criticism, people that want you to do well or better and offer criticism in a way to help you do better and be better: I thank them, accept & evaluate the criticism; If I need to do something different or change something or so, wisdom demands that you do whatever that will help you become a better version of your tomorrow than you were today. But, if they are destructive criticism, people who just want to tear you down and don’t care about you or what you are doing: then I just ignore them, keep doing what am doing. But in some cases, your critics today may become your cheerleaders and fans tomorrow, so I try not to take most criticism so personal. Of course everyone won’t like you, love you or appreciate what you’re doing. So be at peace with that fact of life too!

*Should Christians actively engage in politics?*

Absolutely. Christians have a vital role to play in shaping the political landscape, bringing principles of integrity, justice, and compassion to governance. As stewards of society, our engagement in politics is both a responsibility and an opportunity to effect positive change.

*What’s your perspective on the current political climate?*

The current political climate underscores the urgency of our times, with global upheavals and conflicts signaling the need for steadfast leadership and spiritual discernment. As we navigate these turbulent waters, it’s imperative to uphold values of righteousness and perseverance.

*What do you think is the solution to the ravaging insecurities in the country?*

Bottom Line is that Nigeria needs to be restructured, period! All the issues the nation is facing or dealing with, (more especially insecurity) are only the symptoms, the root cause of Nigeria’s problem is foundational and structural. When you keep forcing strange bed mates to live together and they don’t want to, you’ve set the stage for whatever you get. If you are sick and you go to the hospital, a good doctor won’t just treat your symptoms, they’ll try to get to the root of the problem why you are having those symptoms, which is why they ask you to go do scan, MRI, various tests, etc; so that they can identify the root cause of the sickness and treat it from there, because if you get the root cause taken care of, the symptoms will easily be treated or taken care of. So most of what Nigeria’s political leadership have been doing over the past 63 years plus, since her independence, is treating the symptoms and hoping to cure the sickness. No it doesn’t work that way. To treat the root cause of Nigeria’s problem will require restructuring the country. Again, due to the failed structure, there are people who are benefiting from it the way it is now (even with all the insecurity) that will want things to remain the way they are now, as long as they are benefiting, they don’t care. Which is also part of the problem, people or politicians want what benefits them & not what’s best for everyone.

So when you restructure, then every region can develop at their pace, maximize their full potential, including potential for economic growth and industrialization, solve their problems in the context of what works for them and most of the criminal elements will either change and be engaged in something more productive or will have to face the full weight of the laws. Again even in being able to restructure, it’ll take a leadership that is visionary and selfless. And the question is, does Nigeria have such leaders now, I doubt it! But I pray am proven wrong!

*Where do you envision your ministry in the next 5 years?*

Looking ahead, I envision our ministry expanding its reach and impact across diverse platforms. From a thriving TV network and publication to impactful community initiatives, our goal is to touch lives and transform communities on a global scale.

*What message do you have for those who thought there is no hope from political leaders in the country?*

Actually, is there any hope from political leaders in the country? I doubt it! But in any case, I pray that the political leaders will at least for once, try to prove people wrong by doing the right things & putting policies in place that’ll benefit the people and that’ll move the nation forward. That they’ll serve selflessly and not be about themselves. And I pray that God will one day bless this nation with the right crop of selfless leaders who will be willing to go to any lengths to serve their people and improve their quality of life.

*What has life taught you over the years?*

Life has thought me that: PERSISTENCE WORKS! Whatever you do in life; Don’t Give Up! Don’t throw in the towel because IF you keep Persisting in the face of adversity, danger, failure, set back, criticism or persecution, soon your persistence will work for you, because I am a proof that PERSISTENCE WORKS!

Another thing that life taught me was when I completely went blind in my left eye for almost a year due to cataract. But I eventually had surgery to remove the cataract and regained my sight. That experience taught me how priceless being able to SEE could be. And I thought within myself, that had it been I didn’t have the means or finances to do the eye surgery, I would have remained completely blind in that eye. So that birthed a new project: Cataract Medical Mission, as part of our Persistence Works Charity Project. So now we help people who have cataract or now blind and don’t have the means to pay for the surgery, we help them to pay for cataract surgery or even for glaucoma surgery. And we’ve helped a couple of people so far and hope to do it on a more larger scale soon. So giving back when God has blessed you or shown you mercy is one thing life and God’s Word has taught me.

*“Bishop Paul N. Vincent’s journey exemplifies the power of faith, resilience, and visionary leadership. His unwavering dedication to service continues to inspire and uplift countless individuals worldwide.”*

 

The Chronicles of Bishop Paul N. Vincent: Unveiling a spectacular voyage from belief to Empowerment- An Epic Narrative of Endurance and Dedication*

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Middle Belt group convenes meeting to addres insecurity, starvation

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By Ifeoma Ikem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The United Middle Belt Indigenous Peoples Congress (UMBIPC) will convene an extraordinary session of its national executives in Abuja this Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

Middle Belt group convenes meeting to addres insecurity, starvation 

 

 

 

 

 

The meeting, themed “Insecurity, Starvation, and the Need for Peace-building across the Middle Belt of Nigeria,” will address the escalating attacks and killings of farmers and villagers in the region, amidst widespread hunger and poverty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to UMBIPC’s President-General, Barr. Abuka Omababa, the session aims to find strategic solutions to the crisis, promote peace and unity, and unlock the region’s economic potential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He emphasized that the meeting is crucial, as the Middle Belt faces unprecedented challenges, and its people can no longer afford to be passive in the face of violence and neglect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omababa described the ongoing attacks as an aberration, stressing that the Middle Belt people are peace-loving and should not be taken for granted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He warned that the indigenous people will not be seen as weak and will explore all options to ensure their self-preservation and survival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The meeting seeks to chart a path towards lasting peace, where everyone can live safely and securely, without fear of harm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omababa reiterated that the ultimate goal remains a united and progressive Nigeria, but the immediate priority is the survival and well-being of the Middle Belt people.

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Why nigerians in the diaspora should first look out for features of a property before investing by Dennis Isong

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Why nigerians in the diaspora should first look out for features of a property before investing by Dennis Isong

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That It may be tasky for Nigerians in the diaspora to be able to identify what a property entails if they have not been in Nigeria for a while. However, when property features and neighborhoods are highlighted in a property listing, it helps with making informed decisions.

 

 

 

 

Why nigerians in the diaspora should first look out for features of a property before investing by Dennis Isong 

 

 

 

 

Nigerians in the diaspora considering investing in property back home should prioritize assessing the features of a property thoroughly for several reasons:

1. Ensuring Value for Money:

The neighborhoods of the property’s location significantly influences its value. Proximity to essential amenities like schools, hospitals, markets, and transportation can enhance a property’s attractiveness and market value.

 

The dimensions of the property features, including the number of rooms, bathrooms, and overall layout, should match the buyer’s needs and justify the price.

 

 

Evaluating the condition of the property, including the quality of construction, age, and any need for repairs or renovations, helps ensure that the investment is sound and that there won’t be hidden costs post-purchase.

2. Maximizing Rental and Resale Potential:

Properties with modern amenities (e.g., reliable water supply, power backup, security systems) and features (e.g., parking spaces, green spaces) tend to attract higher rents and better resale values.

 

Understanding Lagos real estate market can help investors choose properties that are in demand, ensuring they can quickly find tenants or buyers.

3. Avoiding Scams and Fraud:

Cross-checking the advertised features with the actual property helps verify the legitimacy of the deal. Scammers often misrepresent properties to deceive buyers.

 

Ensuring the property has a clear title and all necessary documentation prevents legal disputes and confirms ownership.

4. Personal Satisfaction and Suitability:

For those planning to use the property personally, it’s crucial that the property aligns with their lifestyle and preferences. Features like the number of bedrooms, kitchen size, and backyard space can significantly impact living quality.

 

Features that allow for future expansion or modifications can be crucial for long-term satisfaction and adaptability.

5. Investment Stability and Appreciation:

Properties in economically stable and growing areas tend to appreciate more reliably, providing a secure investment.

 

Areas with ongoing or planned infrastructure developments (like new roads, public transport, or commercial hubs) often see a boost in property values over time.

HOW CAN YOU CONFIRM THE FEATURES AND NEIGHBORHOODS OF A PROPERTY LISTING IN ABSENTIA?

 

1. Ask the realtor to do a video.

 

2. Send a trusted person to confirm.

 

3. Do a video call for confirmation.

 

4. Ensure what was listed match with what’s shown in the video.

 

5. Check the map.

 

 

 

 

I hope you learned something new? Kindly scroll down to save my number and send a message.

 

Dennis Isong is a TOP REALTOR IN LAGOS.He Helps Nigerians in Diaspora to Own Property In Lagos Nigeria STRESS-FREE.

For Questions WhatsApp/Call 2348164741041

 

 

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You Don’t Mean Well For Tinubu, Group Tells Wike, Allies For Disregarding Rivers Peace Accord

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The Oduduwa Solidarity Network (OSN) has slammed the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike and his allies for undermining President Bola Tinubu by violating the Rivers State Peace Accord.

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The group said the actions and utterances by Wike and his supporters are unacceptable and undermine the dignity of the office of the President.

In December 2023, Governor Siminalayi Fubara signed an agreement with his predecessor, Wike, to end the political crisis in Rivers state.

An eight-point peace deal was brokered by President Tinubu and other stakeholders at a crucial meeting in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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But in a statement signed by Otunba Gbenga Aremu, the group said Wike has chosen to brazenly violate the terms of the agreement, perpetuating a culture of violence, intimidation, and division.

Aremu noted that Governor Fubara, meanwhile, has adhered to all aspects of the deal, including withdrawing all court cases.

“The Oduduwa Solidarity Network is utterly dismayed and disappointed by the flagrant disregard for the peace accord signed by Nyesom Wike and Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State. This accord, brokered by President Bola Tinubu and other stakeholders, aimed to bring an end to the political crisis in Rivers State and usher in a new era of peace and cooperation, “ Aremu said.

“Instead, Wike has chosen to brazenly violate the terms of the agreement, perpetuating a culture of violence, intimidation, and division. His actions are a clear affront to the authority of President Tinubu, a betrayal of the trust placed in him, and a slap in the face to the people of Rivers State who yearn for peace and progress.

“We condemn in the strongest terms Wike’s sustained attacks on Governor Fubara and his administration, particularly through the state assembly members. His public outbursts and inflammatory rhetoric have created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty, undermining the progress made towards peace and stability in the state.

“Wike’s behavior is a stark reminder of the divisive and reckless politics that has held our country back for too long. His refusal to respect the authority of the President is a disservice to the people of Rivers State and Nigeria as a whole.

“Nigeria deserves better than the petty politics and divisive rhetoric that Wike has displayed. We must all strive to build a more united and prosperous nation for ourselves and future generations.

“Furthermore, we are appalled by Wike’s refusal to acknowledge the efforts made by Governor Fubara to implement the agreements, including the re-appointment of the nine pro-Wike commissioners who resigned their positions in the heat of the crisis and payment of the withheld entitlements of the lawmakers.

“We demand that Wike takes immediate responsibility for his actions and apologizes to Governor Fubara and the people of Rivers State within 24 hours. Failure to do so will leave us with no option but to mobilize nationwide protests calling for his removal as minister.

“We stand in solidarity with Governor Fubara and the people of Rivers State in their quest for peace and development. We will not stand idly by while Wike continues to undermine the progress made towards a more united and prosperous Rivers State.

“We call on President Tinubu and other stakeholders to take immediate action to address this situation and ensure that the peace accord is respected and implemented in full. The people of Rivers State deserve better, and we will not rest until peace and stability are restored.

“We also urge President Tinubu to continue to uphold the highest standards of leadership and to work towards uniting our country.”

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