Thursday, 22 March 2018
Monday, 19 March 2018
The battle took place various fields, including:the open air battle field, the mountain ground partners meeting battle field, the Sunday service battle field amongst others. In annals of African history there had never been such a gathering of such highly anointed men of God, Prophets declaring a spiritual war against the kingdom of Satan.
Golden Pen Newspaper which passion for covering such war reports had their interest ignited , following the declaration by the three Generals of the Almighty: "Let there be war" to Warri from where this report was filed in.
There was the battle at Partners Meeting right in the mountain, where the battle ready God's Generals announced that, their battle, strength hinged on their following instructions and urged the soldiers of Christ to also follow instruction so that they will win the battle of life against their enemies.
Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Founder and Leader of Christ Mercland Deliverance Ministries speaking on that very topic: keeping instructions: stated this:
"The Scriptures does not emphasize on the need to always pray for people, but rather to give instructions. Prophets receive instructions from God and distributes such instructions to God's people and those who followed instructions prospered while those who refused to follow instructions failed in life."
Giving examples based on the word of God as in the book of John 6:33-35 reads:
"And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger: and he believeth on me shall never thirst."
And to further buttress the point Prophet Jeremiah went further and quoted Matthew Chapter 6:33 that reads:
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you"
He then called on those who have not fully given their lives to Christ Jesus, to raise their hands for altar call, where he connected them back to God urging them to obey and follow instructions.
And Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the Founder and Leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church based in South Africa, popularly called Major 1 as one of the God's Generals at the historic spiritual battle field also said that they as prophets came to give instructions which the people must follow to receive their testimonies.
Prophet Elisha did not pray for the Syrian Army General that suffered leprosy, who wanted healing, he was given instruction to wash himself seven times in Rivet Jordan.
"So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of Elisha. Elisha sent a messenger untohim saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come back to there, and thou shall be clean."
God's General, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri,spoke of David the son of Jesse, the Shepherd boy who killed Goliath as a man who followed instructions. He hears from God and followed instructions to choose his weapons for the battle. Quote:
And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brooks, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had , even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine."
He said with what he gathered, David killed Goliath, emphasizing that whoever obeys or follow instructions will not just kill their Goliaths but also cut off their heads and be celebrated.
During Sunday Service, Prophet Jeremiah said it is a thing of joy for three Generals of the Lord t come together for a program, called on Senior Gods Generals to take a queue so as to build a strong and united Church of God.
Prophet Bushiri remarked that he has no regrets not being in his Church on Sunday because he believes that all that are in his Church belong to Jesus, he owns no one, and that the people of the Church at Mercy City also belonged to Jesus, so he believes that he was in his own Church, making it clear, that this year, Prophet Jeremiah will go to South Africa to join him as he had done and that shall also be his Church , he concluded.
It was all victories for Jesus, as the people of God celebrated the freedom, healings, breakthroughs, with testimonies.
Monday, 5 March 2018
The Bayelsa State Government has announced that henceforth, academic staff workers in Universities and other Tertiary Institutions of the state will not be in the salaries payment list of the State's Civil Service under the present administration.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Governor of the State, His Excellency, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd.) on behalf of His Excellency, the Governor of the State, Hon.Henry Seriake Dickson and the Restoration Government of PDP stated this during the 2nd Transparency Briefing of February 2018, held in Government House, Yenagoa.
The Deputy Governor flanked by top government officials, such as the Secretary to the State Government Mr. Kemela Okara, the Hon.Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso Markson, the Hon. Commissioner for Finance, Mr. with his team of financial experts including the Chief Finacial Adviser, Iduate Iyabi and Mr. Timipre Seipulo. Other high officials include the Commissioner of Education, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite and the Hon. Commissioner for Power, Engr. Jim Ogbolo amongst others.
He stated clearly, that the Bayelsa State government had always been leading on the campaign for transparency and accountability in governance which had resulted in the reduction of the state's wage bill from N3.6bn to N2.9bn, the deputy Governor said, it was the result of much deliberations and reports presented to government by various committees to achieve the feat. Hear him:-
"Following the Public Service Reforms based on very many Committee Reports, the aim of government is to see that most of the tertiary institutions on their own shall be getting only grants from the government. So, we are no longer adding that to our salaries, as we settle the grant separately.
"That is why you see the salary bill going down from N3.6bn to N2.9bn" , the Deputy Governor clearly stated.
Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah said the state government had in accordance to the new policy approved the sum of N6.30bn grant to Universities and other Tertiary Institutions to be self reliant on salaries payment.
Commencing graphic explanations of the income and expenditures of the state in the month of February, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd) said this:-
"On behalf of the government, we once again give you the income and expenditures of the state..."
He then went on to read out the total amount received from the federation accounts allocation committee (FAAC), 13% derivation funds, value added tax (VAT), Excess Crude, Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) etc. and also read out deductions out of the total gross income of N14.3
billion that accrued to the state in February.
The Commissioner for Finance, Mr. spoke on government's commitment to the Transparency briefing in these words:
"This is one promise the Governor made, and we are seeing the dividend achieving all this. In education alone, we have achieved the feeding of students in our boarding schools. This cannot be reversed either because it is established by law"
Earlier, the Honorable Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso Markson said the Bayelsa State Government led by His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has kept on with the Transparency Briefing for the past six years, for which an Award of honour has been given to the Governor by a frotline Media Organization. Hear him:-
"...We ''ve been doing this for the past six years, the only state doing this. The African Independent Television (AIT) presented an Award to the Governor for being transparent and accountable to the people.
"Great leaders who come to Bayelsa and see the jobs being done...thought there is so much money...but it's due to prudent management of the finances of the state.."
The Information Commissioner said, all those who came and commissioned projects in the state gave kudos to the development vision of the Governor, Hon. Henry Dickson, with attestation to transparency and accountability as the secret of success.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
The historical position of Nembe in literary works, dates back to the colonial era with Rev. Ogriki Ockiya writing the Nembe Bible and Nembe songs book the Sanki, the Nembe/English dictionary amongst others. There were also some Nembe short stories books that were highly informative.
The story of the dog crossing a bridge with a bone, which saw another dog in the water from his reflection, which thought that the bone in the reflected dog had a bigger and jumped into the water, but didn't find it,
Friday, 16 February 2018
Information leaders in the country, led by former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana, Labaran Maku, John Odey and others have given kudos to the governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson for building a house for information management in the state.
The first of it's kind information house was commissioned yesterday as part of the ongoing projects commissioning galore by the Dickson led Restoration government marking the 6th anniversary of the administration.
Professor Gana who was accompanied also by Senator Mantu said information dissemination is key to the choice of good leaders and for success of democracy. He therefore commended the vision of Mr. Dickson for having such an unprecedented vision for putting in place such a magnificent edifice in recognition of the media as a core pillar in governance. Here this:
"If people are not well informed they will choose bad leaders and that is why, excellent information management is imperative for democracy..."
Prof. Gana said.
High point of the occasion was a discussion segment, where information management in Nigeria, before, today and the future was discussed. Prof. Jerry Gana, a father of information managers, who acknowledges also the fatherly status of Chief E.K.Clarke, a former Information Minister, Labaran Maku, John Odey and others constituted the panel of discussants, with Mr. Freston Akpo being the moderator.
The panel agreed that information in governance is imperative and that government needs to be proactive in information dissemination so as not to be beaten by opposition. The panel noted that today, due to the incursion by the new media which brought about unprofessional persons doing the work of journalism without knowledge of the ethics of the noble profession there were great challenges, but advised that governments may do well if youths were trained in that area to be of the information network.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
He stated this on Sunday at the occasion of a thanksgiving service marking the 6th anniversary of Restoration government held at the Glory Land Chapel in the state.
Governor Dickson said:
"...it was full of challenges when my administration came onboard in 2012, there was lawlessness, cultism and violence, but today, the situation has improved tremendously.."
He appreciated God for giving him the grace to achieve all that his administration has been able to achieve.
The governor further stated that his administration had laid a solid foundation in the six years under review and attributed all to the hand of God behind him and the government of Bayelsa state for which he is the governor.
Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson did the only Bible reading, according to the book of Psalms 124:1-8 reads:
"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: then the waters had overwelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. Blessed is the LORD who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth."
The governor who apprecited leaders of the various security formations in the state who played key roles for the security of the state called on the people of Bayelsa to continue to live in peace, emphasizing that the remaining two years of the administration will not condone criminality or violence.
Earlier, the Pastor of Shepherd Vine Church, Rev. Emmanuel Ogemudia revealed that the Bayelsa Governor, Henry Dickson share the same calling with Jerubabel governor of Israel in the Bible chosen by God to 're-build Jerusalem after their captivity in Babylon, and that it was not by might nor by power that Jerubabel succeeded but by the power of God, so has Governor Dickson achieved so much not by his power nor by might but by the hand of God.
The man of God said that it is not the will of man, but that of God that must be accomplished in the remaining two years.
RESTRUCTURING AS WAY FORWARD FOR NEW NIGERIA
|Gen. Alain Akinrinade|
A former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Alani Akinrinade, Guest Lecturer to the historic occasion spoke on the amalgamation of the various ethnic nationalities to a nation called Nigeria, by Lord Lugard, and the carving out of regions, which ended at the beginning of the the Nigerian civil war in 1966/1967 following the creation of 12 states by the military, which today has given Nigeria the status of a 36 states nation, with a Federal Capital Territory.
According to him the present arrangement even with the six political zone system does not represent the needs of the people emphasizing that only restructuring will serve as the panacea for peace, unity and economic prosperity.
Former Governor of old Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife was Chairman of a five man panel to discuss the topic: they include, the president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Mr. Shetima Yerima,, the spokesman of Afenifere Yinka Odumakin and the founding president, Nigeria Oral Literature Association agreed that the time for restructuring is now,
They agreed that since, Restructuring has become a national consensus, President Muhammadu Buhari should forward a bill to the National Assembly to pass, so that the the desire of all Nigerians to have a restructured nation shall come to pass, whereby true federalism will be practiced where states will control their resources and pay taxes to the federal government.
Sunday, 11 February 2018
|Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCON)|
This was made known at a Press briefing organized by the State Government in Government House, Yenagoa, Friday 9th of February, 2018.
The Secretary to the Government, Barrister Kemela Okara, said the 6th edition of the Restoration Government was special and commended the Hon. Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso Markson for showcasing the activities of government in various ministries/agencies telling the development story of the state, which according to him had gone a long way in informing, educating and enlightening the masses of the high level of performance by the Dickson administration.
Barr. Okara announced a kick-starting of the programme with a Thanksgiving Service Sunday, 11th February, at Glory Land Chapel Government House , to be followed on Monday 12th February with a Public Lecture Topic:
The SSG went further to say that on the 'D' day, Wednesday the 14th which is Valentine's day, there shall be a rally to showcase the culture of the Ijaw people in the streets of the state capital. and there shall be a landing of the first sea plane at Oxbow lake as part of the innovations of the administration, Barr. Okara said.
He posited that, the Special Guest of Honor at the historic occasion, the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo will arrive the state and be led straight to the State Traditional Rulers Council for a courtesy call after which, there shall be a Command Performance in his honour and a dinner party in the evening at the state's banquet hall, Yenagoa.
Saturday he said is the official week day for projects commissioning ,
Earlier, the Hon. Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iwiriso Markson, in a word of appreciation to the media in the state, remarked that the Restoration government had reached a peak and commended members of the pen fraternity for what he called a good partnership, which the state government and the media have all enjoyed. Hear him:
"We thank the media for support and understanding. With your support and effective coverage, the state government stands tall, and we will always carry the media along to ensure that the activities of the Restoration government were documented for posterity.
Also speaking the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite who gave kudos to the Information Commissioner, Daniel Iworiso Markson for organizing the immediate past first inter ministerial/agency briefing described the event as a worthwhile venture that revealed the high performance level of the Hon. Dickson government
He remarked that the governor had built the best of schools in the state and had done a lot in the sector announcing that, ten Bayelsan youths sponsored by the State to Lincoln University who graduated in flying colours, have founded a company is being engaged as partners by the Bayelsa state government to boost education by creating websites and other internet facilities that will encourage ebooks.
He used the medium to announce that the former President will be a guest at the prestigious Ijaw National Academy to interact with students across the state, where it is anticipated that the students may be privileged to know more about the story of Nigeria catching on his experience as a former military Head of State and a former president of Nigeria.