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Jehovah’s Witnesses Hold Global Virtual Convention in 240 Lands, 500+ Languages

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Breaking from a century-old tradition in the name of health and safety, the largest convention organization in the world has moved its annual in-person event to a virtual format for the second time in as many years, canceling nearly 6,000 conventions in 240 lands. For about 90 years, Jehovah’s Witnesses have held conventions in various cities across Nigeria. In 2020, the pandemic unexpectedly interrupted that tradition moving the international religious organization to cancel in-person conventions throughout the world and launch a global virtual event. This was a first for Jehovah’s Witnesses, who have held public conventions in stadiums, arenas, convention centers, and theaters around the world since 1897.

“Powerful by Faith!” is the theme of the 2021 global event, which will be delivered in more than 500 languages to households throughout the globe over six weekends during July and August 2021, uniting some 15-20 million people in 240 countries. Since the convention is typically held from Friday through Sunday, the program will be available in six installments corresponding to morning and afternoon sessions. “Friday” morning’s session will be available for streaming or download beginning June 28, 2021.

Regarding the 2020 “Always Rejoice”! Virtual Convention, Abednego Isere from Ekpoma in Edo State said “We could hardly wait till the end of the program to pour out our heartfelt appreciation for the lovely, timely and comforting provision of the “six days” viewing of the 2020 Regional Convention. It gives us reasons to always rejoice despite many justifiable reasons to be sad occasioned by the global prevailing circumstances.”
The continued risk of bringing thousands of people together in cities around the world prompted the organization to opt for a virtual platform for the second consecutive year. However, the move has not curbed the enthusiasm for the annual event. Congregations around the world are inviting the public to join them in this historic occasion.

“Faith has helped our global brotherhood to continue to thrive even during a pandemic,” said Olusegun Eroyemi, Spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nigeria. “Our faith will continue to unite us in worship – even virtually – as millions gather in private homes around the world to enjoy a powerful and inspiring spiritual program.”

All are invited to attend the event by going to JW.ORG on the web or JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library iOS or Android App, or on streaming platforms like ROKU TV, Apple TV, and others. The program is free and accessible to all. The schedule for download and global streaming is listed below.

For more information, please contact Jehovah’s Witnesses, Nigeria at 07080662020 or [email protected]

Program Day
Date Available for Streaming or Download from JW.ORG
Dates Congregations Around the Globe will Unitedly be Viewing the Program

Friday Morning
June 28
July 3-4

Friday Afternoon
July 5
July 10-11

Saturday Morning
July 19
July 24-25

Saturday Afternoon
July 26
August 7-8

Sunday Morning
August 9
August 14-15

Sunday Afternoon
August 16
August 21-22

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HEALING STREAMS LIVE HEALING SERVICES WITH PASTOR CHRIS: Getting Ready To Shake The World

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Healing Streams Live Healing Services with Pastor Chris: an online global phenomenon that has blessed so many lives in countless ways. Streamed via the internet and on various terrestrial and satellite TV and radio stations all over the world, billions have been tremendously blessed by the power of God through healing miracles, salvation in Jesus Christ, and spiritual endowments.

 

Testimonials of supernatural encounters and divine interventions into human situations abound aplenty from those who have participated in these programs since its inception in September 2020, and more especially for the March and July 2021 editions that featured the man of God, Pastor Chris.

 

“My son had skin problem on his back. During the July Healing Streams Live Healing Services, I placed my hand on his back as Pastor Chris was praying. When we woke up the next morning, we saw a huge difference on my baby’s back. He is completely healed. Indeed, God is amazing, I can’t stop praising and thanking Him for what He’s done. My son’s skin was so ugly, but is now perfect,” says Lesego from South Africa.

 

“On the Monday of the week of the recent Healing Streams program in July 2021, I developed a sudden lower back pain whilst in the kitchen. The pain became so severe that I could not sit or even stand but could only lie on my back. I participated in the program from Friday and by the close of the program on Sunday, I was totally healed. The pain disappeared and I can now sit and stand normally. Glory be to Jesus!” Harrison from Spain proclaims.

 

Neither time nor space in any one article would suffice to even begin to tell of the many glorious wonders that God has wrought through the Live Healing Services, which is reminiscent of John’s declaration when he said, “Jesus did many other things. If they were all written in books, I don’t suppose there would be room enough in the whole world for all the books,” (John 21:25 CEV).

 

Still, all that has happened is only just a foretaste of things to come. The Healing Streams Live Healing Services with Pastor Chris will hold from Friday to Sunday, 29–31 October 2021, and it is set to be the biggest and grandest crusade yet. Nothing the world has ever seen will compare to it.

Pastor Chris Oyakilome

On the impact of the upcoming program, the man of God, Pastor Chris says, “We are going to shake the world for Jesus one more time. It’s the biggest thing happening in the world right now.”

 

Language? Time? Distance? There are no barriers to your miracle. The program will be streamed live in over 4,000 languages, on the Healing Streams TV website (www.healingstreams.tv ), the Healing School Mobile App, and on Loveworld Networks (TV and radio stations all over the world). You can participate from wherever you are!

 

So, the only question is this: are you ready?

 

There are 4 Ps to remember when preparing for the Healing Streams Live Healing Services with Pastor Chris:

 

  1. Pray about the program and for those who will participate in it.
  2. Publicize it to your world. You sharing the news is the only way some people will hear.
  3. Prepare places; share the program with other by creating on-site and virtual healing centers
  4. Partner. Sponsor the program.

 

To register for the program and for more information on what to do, please visit  www.healingstreams.tv/3days.

 

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Obasanjo, Osinbajo, Ooni of Ife, others speak at The National House Fair

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The National House Fair 5.0 organised by Abuja based real estate giant BSTAN Homes that was held weeks back 7th-10 October, 2021  at the  at International Conference Centre, ICC, Abuja,  with top dignitaries in attendance with the aim to  promotes economic and social development via sustainable housing. With the theme of  Three ‘S’ of Shelter in Economic Stability – A New Wave”. Viz-a-viz Standard, Secure, and Sustainable.

 

The event not only provided an opportunity to explore, connect, and provide access to a better life by making quality and safe shelter available to all people, irrespective of social or economic position it also exposed participants and attendants the opportunity to network and invest in real estate across Nigeria.

 

At the programme Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR,  who was among that delivered speech  called for increased partnership of the private and public sectors in the housing industry, explaining that the problem of housing is everybody’s business.
Obasanjo made this call through a virtual speech , commending the Group for its introduction of the “metro shelter” scheme aimed at  decentralising movement from rural to urban areas.
He stated that BSTAN Group cannot remedy the housing deficit alone, stressing that government at all levels as well as the private sector need to do more in ensuring that the housing issue ceases to exist.

 

He said, “Housing is one of the essential requirements of humankind. Here, let me commend what BSTAN Group has been doing in providing affordable accommodation all over Nigeria. They have covered about a third of the states in the country. There’s still a lot to be done, but once again I will say, more grease to their elbow.

 

“What exactly are they doing? They work on what they call metro housing scheme; which is to actually ensure that houses are spread to new organised areas, organised in the sense that, wherever you have around 1000 people, they become what you can call an organised area, and so what you need is affordable housing, businesses, employment opportunities so that people can stay as close to where they are working as possible and this idea is a very welcome, and again I will commend Bstan for metro housing.
“BSTAN alone cannot carry this baggage by itself, it has to work with others in the private sector, it has to work with government at the local government level, state level and at the Federal level, Regional level; like the ECOWAS and such other regions in Africa.

 

“I will urge and plead with government in Nigeria at every level to work hand in hand with the private sector; the likes of BSTAN to develop and implement more housing system, bringing houses to little urban communities so that they can be encouraged to remain in their location rather than move to large locations which will create other problems.

 

He expressed his belief in what BSTAN group is doing in housing development and provision of housing at affordable prices for all categories of people in Nigeria and further wished them success.

 

Also, the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who delivered speech through his Chief of Staff, Mr. Adeola Ipaye called challenged professionals to devise means and methods by which the huge housing deficit in the country can be bridged as soon as possible.

The VP, who was the chairman of the occasion at the opening ceremony of the House Fair said the issue of providing cheap and affordable accommodation for Nigerians and reducing the deficit gap seemed to have defied all solutions since independence.

 

“This challenge which over the last six decades has continued to evade sustainable solution must be tackled. But I can assure you that it is also one of issues this administration is seriously determined to resolve.
“Although, there is no shortage of policies and programmes enacted by various governments to tackle this debacle, we all know that the effective implementation  remains the persistent problem. I therefore hope that those of you, eminent professionals, who are participating  in the event today will enthusiastically deploy your skills and experience to find the right answers to the housing question in Nigeria, particularly the housing needs of the 70% of Nigerians who are low income earners, but who are desperately seeking a home they can afford,” VP Osinbajo added.

He also  gave kudos to the Managing Director of BSTAN Group, Dr. Becky Olubukola, for her initiative which in the past have brought together over 950 exhibitors from 20 countries to meet over 15,000 industry decision-makers and providing individuals and stakeholders with the resources and professional guidance they need to make homeownership a reality for millions of people.
Dr Olubukola said the aim of the event was to help in solving the housing need of the people and charting the way forward in the sector.

 

Others speakers at the event included the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi,  Mrs. Adetoke Benson-Awoyinka who represented the Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, representative of Ogun State Governor, Mr. Akande Omoniyi who is also the Commissioner for Housing in the state, Senator Grace Bent, Rev. Mother  Esther Abimbola Ajayi, among others.

 

Also speaking, the Group Managing Director, BSTAN Group, Dr Becky Olubukola thanked the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi who is the Chairman of BSTAN Group for his unflinching support and the fatherly role he plays.
According to her, BSTAN is working tirelessly and in partnership with several state governments and the private sector to not just provide accommodation, but make homes that are safe, efficient, secure, with adequate electricity, adopting new technologies that allow for speed in construction – hence the metro shelter scheme.
Olubokula  also congratulated the BSTAN Group  management and staff for the Success of the NHF 5.0 and also appreciate them for their hardwork and tenacity…
‘’The sky is the starting point…we are the future of the housing sector in Africa’’ she added.
The event was not about lecture alone as the leading property firms rewarded attendance as many won  plots of land and other mouth- watering gifts through a raffle draw.

 

 

 

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OLUGBO OF UGBO, OLU OF IGBOKODA RECONCILED, MOVED TO SAVE ILAJE FROM CULT ACTIVITIES

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It was a historical event today 16th October in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State as The Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Fredrick Enitolorunda Akinruntan (Okoro Ajiga I) and The Olu of Igbokoda, Oba Afolabi Odidiomo (Akokoniko Larada I) reconciled a long time seemingly conflict in order to save the unrest situations of cultist clashes and other related criminal activities in Igbokoda and other part of Ilaje Local Government.

The two traditional rulers have not been in good order with themselves for sometimes over an undisclosed issues, but due to the issues of the conflicts, criminals in the area, especially cultist have taken the advantages to perpetrate series of evils, including cultist group known as eiye and eiye having clashes which had claimed many lives and properties in the area. The recent brutal killings that took place on 14th October 2021 where two persons suspected to be members of aiye cult were killed by eiye gang at Omonira street Igbokoda gave a signal threat to both local and international security risk in the area.

The conflict Resolution Team which was sponsored by the President of Ilaje National Association of USA, Prince Kayode Enigbokan, had HRH, Professor Aderibigbe Olomola, The Oloja of Itebu-Kunmi as the Chairman. Other members of the team were; Justice Okorisa Orimisan James, Primate S.O Ayodele, Dr. Roju Malumi, and Dr. Ibukun Omotehinse.

While presented his cordial experience with cultist issues in Igbokoda before the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Afolabi pointed that he had not been able to manage the situation because of the threat he usually had by some well meaning individuals who usually grant the cultist bail whenever arrest is made.

Olu of Igbokoda noted that he knows some of those cultist leaders and members in each group who usually go out to kill others and others who have been killed. He further explained that the setback is those who supposed to join hands with him to wipe the issues of cultist once and for all ended up granting cultists bail when they were arrested, and when they were granted bail, they went back to kill more people in Igbokoda. Meanwhile, passerby who couldn’t hear his side of the story pointed at him as member of the cultist because he is unable to manage the situation.

Oba Afolabi Odidiomo thanks all well meaning individuals who had contributed to the success of the conflict resolution and appreciated the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan for given him the privileges to come to his palace and make peace. He also call on all security agents in igbokoda and Government of ondo state to wage war and save the situation so that business activities could be restored.

In response to Olu of Igbokoda , the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan made it known that the Olu of Igbokoda is considered as his son, and all considered as sins or offenses of Olu of Igbokoda to him are forgiven. ‘’There is no more conflict and there will be none in the future, because Ilaje is our home, conflict is over between me and olu of Igbokoda’’ Olugbo said. Olugbo also made it known that he has also considered the situation of cultist clashes in Igbokoda and other parts of Ilaje as based on the facts that himself and Olu of Igbokoda were not in good order, therefore resulted to no one to talk to people having the clashes. Olugbo also confirmed that some recognized institutions, including Government and individuals are using such advantages to deny Ilaje people with capital development and relented efforts to see to the sea incursion in aiyetoro community.

Olugbo further explained that he cannot continue to see the situation as it is going, because Ilaje both home and abroad are calling him everyday for solution to the daily cultist killings and other criminals activities in Ilaje, especially Igbokoda. ‘’by reconciled with Olu of Igbokoda today is an anniversary which has been made in the history of Ilaje, and I am sure it is the most happiest day in the heart of Ilaje people’’ Olugbo affirmed.

Speaking on the cultist killings in Igbokoda, The Olugbo of Ugbo assured the Olu of Igbokoda of his support to eradicate the root of cultist in the entire parts of Ilaje local Government, and to call other Obas to move Ilaje forward. In his words, Olugbo gave 24hrs to all cultists in Ilaje local Government, especially in Igbokoda to shield their swords or face the consequences awaiting them. Olugbo warned all supporters and influencers of cultist and other criminals to desists or face demolitions of their buildings in Igbokoda and other part of Ilaje. He gave his backing to the Olu of Igbokoda to arrest any perpetrators he found wanting and let him see who will go out to bail them from police or other security agents.

Olugbo warned all parents living in and out of Igbokoda to calm their wards from crime because it is time for traditional rulers sword to reach every home of criminals. He thanks the President of the Ilaje National Association of USA and their members on their efforts so far in bringing developmental agendas to the people.

The chairman of the Reconciliation Team, Professor Aderibigbe Olomola spoken on behalf of his team to thank the Olugbo of Ugbo and Olu of Igbokoda for given them the opportunity to reach out with them when they were selected for the tasks. Prof. Olomola also appreciated the President of Ilaje National Association of USA for the responsibilities reposed on them to serve the interest of Ilaje land by reuniting the two monarchs. He counted it as an achievement they had delivered for Ilaje home and abroad.

The President of the INAUSA, Prince Kayode Enigbokan while sending his warm appreciation over the event, thanked the Secretary of the INAUSA Olori Olufunmi Nejo-Oluyede for her support and advice all time over the victory recorded in reuniting the two traditional whom he considered as voices and active traditional rulers ilaje is proud of. He also thanked all members of the association for their support throughout the time they started their possible efforts. Prince Enigbokan promised to send his official appreciation messages to all concerned people in due time.

 

 

 

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