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Huawei unveils Y Series bonanza

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WAWU! Huawei Y Series Bonanza is here.

The HUAWEI Y Series Bonanza is here! The 5 day mega sale, will feature price slashes on the global smartphone brands popular Y Series models – Y5, Y6 and the Y7 Prime.
As part of the bonanza, Huawei will be offering consumers free gifts which will include mouthwatering giveaways and many more for the duration of the sale.

The HUAWEI Y Series models are part of Huawei’s affordable smartphone range from just ₦41,000 to ₦57,000. Besides its highly competitive price range, the Y Series models offer users a seamless experience and include incredible features like a FullView Display, Face Unlock, Three Card Slot, Quality Camera and outstanding Battery life. With a 4G Network and 5.45″ HD+ ultra-high screen-to-body ratio fitted into a sleek, minimalist frame, the HUAWEI Y5 Prime gives users an exceptional experience.

The long-lasting 3020 mAh battery life and power saving 6.0 technology offers up to 62 hours of continuous music playback, or 13 hours of continuous video. The high quality smartphone offers user’s premium features like Face Unlock, Selfie Toning Flash, Android 8.1 and a Three-card Sim Card Slot that enables flexibility, all at an affordable price. The HUAWEI Y6 Prime 2018 boasts a 5.7-inch HD+ screen that brings users a wider view and an impressive resolution. The optimized 2.5D display makes it comfortable to hold and improves the smartphones visual effect.

The Y6 Prime also features high-volume speakers that can act as a portable sound system allowing users share music with others wherever they go. Powered by Artificial Intelligence facial recognition algorithms, the Y6 Prime Face Unlock feature can automatically identify 1,024 facial feature points. The smartphone is equipped with a Fingerprint Sensor, Android 8.0 + EMUI 8.0, Long Lasting Battery and many more exceptional features.

The HUAWEI Y7 Prime’s exquisite design and impressive 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera sets a new standard for low-range smartphones. The Y7 Prime features a 5.5-inch body with an impressive 5.99-inch HD+ FullView Display. Compared with the same 5.5-inch body size devices, the Y7 Prime can display 12.5% more content on the display. The Y7 Prime is equipped with Fingerprint 4.0 identification technology that allows users to unlock the device in less than 0.35 seconds, Face Unlock, upgraded RAM, Android 8.0 + EMUI 8.0, Smart Split Screen and other features that offer an all-round superior user experience.

The Huawei Y Series Bonanza will be available on the Official Huawei Store on Jumia and other major retailers across Nigeria from today till November 30th. Don’t miss out on great discounts and giveaways!

INTERVIEW: How we built multi-billion naira 100,000 capacity Glory Dome in less than four years – Dr. Paul Enenche

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During a recent interaction, the founder of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Enenche, gave a first-hand account of how his ministry built the 100,000 capacity Glory Dome in less than four years.

The building is believed to be the largest auditorium in the world.

He also hinted of the process involved in the God-directed project, the life-transforming effect of the construction and the great wonders to come.

Getting the location

We thank the Lord for his goodness and mercy. The vision for the building of the Lord’s Garden and the Glory Dome is synonymous with the vision of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre.

The vision is: “To impact our world with the principle, presence and the power of God by saturating the earth with the knowledge of the glory of God as the waters cover the seas. And to have a base where that word would emanate from to the ends of the earth.”

God gave us that vision; with the vision, there must come location. That was how we began to pray and in the night I had a revelation where I was taken to a land along the airport road, with a landmark that showed me that land.

We looked for land but we couldn’t find one. So we decided to buy land somewhere else, almost a thousand acres and another almost 700 acres in another location. We were almost starting in one of those places when the Lord reminded me that there was somewhere else he showed me and that I should still go ahead and look for the place.

I then called one of the surveyors in our church and anointed him with oil and tasked him to go and look for the land along the airport. To the glory of God, within one week, he was back and said he had found a place. And when we got here, I said this was the place the Lord showed. And that was how we secured this place after almost ten years when it was first released via revelation.

The design

What was obvious to me was what we wanted to do. We knew that whatever creative and gifting we needed was right there in the house, so I announced in church that I needed a building team––structural engineers, building engineers, mechanical engineers as well as quantity surveyors.

They came out en masse. We selected the architects and gave them the concept I wanted. I told them anything from 75,000 to 100, 000 seaters all under one roof. I asked them to go and develop the concept. We had about five different designs. The current design was what met the specification of what we wanted.

An architectural wonder

We ‘broke’ ground on September 14, 2014. Before the main construction started, we did a lot of excavations. By January 2015, the construction had started. In the course of construction, there were modifications that we made. For example, I needed the whole building without pillars and it was to be roofed. Originally, some of them were wondering how is that going to be possible, especially with the size of the building, but I told them it was possible. They went for consultations and realized it was truly possible.

There were things I would see in the revelation and would tell them and they would do it and it turned out to become excellent.

The building is a structural engineering wonder; as a matter fact, when the officials from the Nigerian Society of Engineers came here, they were very excited that the building was constructed indigenously without any external help. We had had architectural students from universities and even from the development commission here in Abuja on tours to see what is going on.

I could remember that at the beginning of the construction, the team of the supervisors that came were asked to stay for at least one week to monitor what was going on.

So, it is a masterpiece. We went down to the earth almost 8-12 metres with iron pillars coupled with concrete before we came out. It took us sometime before we came out, with hundreds of millions of naira spent. By the time you come out, you are faced with the gallery, it means without pillar going almost 12 metres. There are very few in the world. Then, you are again spanning 274 metres. A football pitch is 90 metres, that means two football pitches under one roof without a pillar. That is a wonder.

The roofing company said that this is their largest roofing in the world, and they are the foremost roofing company as far as dome structure is concerned worldwide. Then you come in through the front entrance, the north wing and you see the height of it.

Impact on the rest of Africa, rest of the world

We have seen visitors from all walks of life including the clergy and politicians during the construction.

I remember during the construction stage, a man came from Europe and was busy taking pictures. I asked him why, since he was coming from Europe where they have virtually everything and he said: ‘Sir, I haven’t seen a thing as this.’ We have had in our previous conferences delegates from various countries. Apart from the Glory Dome itself, we have the recreational park, that would make this place a holiday destination, a tourist attraction and a vacation location where people would come to and literally don’t want to go back.

There was a time the wife of Bishop Taiwo Adelakan of Victory International Ibadan came here and she said she was proud to be a Nigerian because there would be no need to travel abroad any more. We have people commending the glory of God on the dome and the entire garden.

Location of the altar

Specifically, the altar is meant to be central where everybody would be viewing the minister at the same time. The main entrance facing the altar is architecturally important and spiritual so that the flow of the ministration is equidistant to everyone.

The dome is about 43 metres from the floor level. That is about the height of a 13-storey building. Imagine yourself standing, looking at 13 floors that are filled with anointed worship, the type that would make people roll on the floor in tears while worshipping God. That is going to escalate a thousand times in this place. It is going to be awesome.

Concerns and challenges

I cannot say that there was any major concern. But I think the major concern of everybody is how it was going to be roofed. Personally, I’m not an engineer or architect, so I was also picturing how it was going to look like. It would interest you to know that the roof was knitted just the way we knit basket. It has 21,000 pieces of metals that were hooked together. So, I was just wondering how they were going to do that. But we overcame and it was beautifully done.

Building without pressure or stress

I think it is the scripture that says God would keep in perfect peace the one whose mind is stayed on him. This is not my building. If I were to build a house, I won’t build a house as big as this. So, it is for the Lord, and because it belongs to God, it can’t put me under pressure, because the owner is not under pressure. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. God has never been under pressure to do anything. So it is stress-less. This is a multi-billion project. The roof alone is in billions not to talk of the construction. But it was done effortlessly and without stress.

The church members are not even under pressure. We did not at any point call for general offering for the project in the church. In fact, so many times, we forget to take the offering in church and members would have to remind the pastor that offering has not been taken––and this happened often while a major construction was ongoing. The truth is, we have a supernatural supply. We cannot point at any man that he’s the financier.

A project of empowerment

If you come to this site, you would see thousands of workers: carpenters, iron benders, electricians, mechanical engineers, quantity surveyors, architects, structural engineers, site labourers––I cannot tell the exact figure, but I’m sure it is not going to be less than 5, 000. It was indeed a beehive of activities. These people were fed daily. In fact, so many people bought cars in the course of the construction. Some even had their own houses by what they were being paid here. This building was put together at a time when there was zero construction anywhere in the city. One of the supervisors who came to monitor the project confessed that this was the only project they were supervising as it were in the city.

People also acquired new skills. The roofing company came as a consultant, the installation of the roof was entirely our business and what we did was to get a group of Nigerians in thousands and train them on what it takes to knit the roof together and these people were trained to scale a height of 43 meters and knit.

Literally, thousands of people from all religions had livelihood, some on the minimum of three to four years, especially at a time when unemployment was a major issue in the country.

Artisans, electricians, plumbers, bricklayers, painters and many others got employed.

In fact, at a point, there were constructions going on everywhere at the main auditorium, Glory Dome, the school, Destiny Christian School, the duplexes, and the garden. The workmen were paid as when due. That livelihood was provided. One of the supervisors said the construction was providing employment for Nigerians at a time than anywhere as far as he knew because there was no project going on at this scale in the city at a point. Beyond that, there were people who acquired and learnt new skills. If we have another opportunity in Nigeria for this kind of roof to be done, we won’t need to look for technical people who can do that because they are available.

Scaling the country’s adverse economy

That is where the supernatural and divine element comes in. I think it was strategic for us to make man know the possibility of God, that no human or governmental power was responsible because Nigeria was hit by the worst depression and recession in its history.

We started the project when one dollar was equivalent to 199 naira and we came to a point when one dollar equalled 365 naira and that multiplied the cost of the project. Whatever prices we were importing doubled, but we didn’t bother.

So it was massively supplied by heaven. That is what makes it a miracle. If this construction could happen when Nigeria was in an economic boom, it would have been said that it was easy. But given the circumstance under which it happened, it becomes a miracle.

In all this, we give glory to God.

Plateau attacks: 1, 462 IDPs in Bokkos out of food for 3 weeks

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Internally Displaced Persons at a camp situated at the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Central Bokkos LGA of Plateau State have lamented the neglect by government at all levels.

This is as they are said to be out of food for the past 3 weeks.

This was disclosed by the Leader of the Camp, Magwai Peter, when Da Rwang Pam International Humanitarian Foundation in collaboration with the Military-Civilian Relief Initiative and the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) delivered relief materials at the camp.

Peter, who revealed that the camp has 1,462 persons from 4 communities, said since they were displaced from the their communities, the Church from the support of few NGOs has been providing shelter, food and clothing to them without any support from government.

According to him, “for the past 3 weeks, the IDPs move around in the neighbourhood for menial jobs to contribute to their feeding”.

He also lamented that, ” Our crops which were due for harvest in our respective communities have been harvested by Fulani herdsmen who have occupied our houses and shared our farmlands among themselves.”

The Camp leader appreciated the group for supporting them and promised to utilize all that was given to them well.

Speaking on behalf of the clergy at the camp, Rev. Nehemiah Mutfwang challenged security operatives to live up to their responsibility in securing lives and property.

Also speaking, Leader of the team, Pastor Grace Pam said they were at the camp to identify with the displaced persons considering the difficulty they were passing through.

Sector 7 Commander of the OPSH, Major FC Aya who represented the OPSH Commander, called on the the people to continue to be law abiding and assured them that in no distant time, they will be relocated back to their communities.

It would be recalled that the people were displaced from their ancestral homes as a result of attacks in their communities by suspected herdsmen about five months ago.

‘My Transition Hours’: Jonathan makes touching revelations on May 29, 2015

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has recalled his very final moments as the number one citizen of Nigeria.

Jonathan recalled how he ended up at the Eagle Square as a common citizen after handing over to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015.

Jonathan made the revelations in his new book, ‘My Transition Hours.’

The book was launched at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, on Tuesday to mark his birthday.

The former President also explained why his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, was not with him at the Eagles Square during the ceremonial handing over.

The former President reveals: “The morning of Friday May 29, 2015 began very early. It was the D-Day for the inauguration of the President billed to commence at 10.00 AM.

“The event expected to be witnessed by no less than 20 world leaders, was being held at the Eagle Square, Abuja. The day was certainly going to be interesting and I felt ready for whatever emotion came my way.

“Today, after the oath-taking ceremony, I would finally be going home! “This was an event I had chosen to undertake alone so my wife did not accompany me. Dressed in a black woko, my traditional attire and my signature fedora hat, I walked out into the beautiful sunshine and got into my official car.

“The members of staff of the Presidential Villa, including cleaners, cooks, washer men, security men and more, were gathered outside the Glass House, which had become my official residence after I ordered the main residence to be renovated for the incoming President.

“I bade them farewell and with tearful eyes, they waved at me and in unison chorused, ‘bye bye Sir’. I entered my car and the convoy moved. I was missing them already. These were very hard-working Nigerians of diverse tribes and tongues who had served their president well.

“Azibaola Robert, my cousin, had come that morning to move my personal effects to the car alongside Waripamowei Dudafa and some of my immediate security aides. Before I left the State House for the Eagle Square, I had inspected the last guard of honour mounted by the Brigade of Guards at the inner gate of my residence.

“It was symbolic because it would be the last inspection of the State House Guard of Honour.

“My thoughts reverted to the official swearing in ceremony that I would be participating shortly. The convoy came to a stop at Eagle Square and I exited the car. I went on to greet a few people and was thereafter ushered up the platform where I was to receive the national salute.

“Next on the programme, the commander sought my permission for the parade to begin. After giving the permission I went to take my seat next to the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and his wife, Aisha and my vice president, Arch. Nnamadi Sambo.

“After President Buhari had taken his oath of office, it was time for me to leave. I waved at the crowd. To my surprise, I noticed some of the attendees had misty eyes. This struck me because I believe almost all of them were either members of President Buhari’s party, relatives or friends.

“I had arrived at the Eagle Square as President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with the full presidential convoy. After the ceremony, I ceased to be President.

“I was now like any other citizen of the Federal Republic, boarding my personal vehicle to be driven to the Abuja International Airport for the final part of the farewell ceremony in honour of an outgoing President.

“Pulling into the Abuja International Airport, I was happy to see my wife waiting for me. With her was a joyous throng of supporters, aides, ministers and party members.

“She did not have to ask; she knew what I had just been through. She touched my hand gently and together we boarded the flight that would take us to Port Harcourt International Airport.

“As part of the inauguration ritual, we would fly the flagship of the official fleet, codenamed ‘Nigeria Air Force 001 or ‘Eagle One’. This was significant, as it would be my last official flight.

“The trip was also an emotional one for me because I had worked with the pilots and crew for the last five years. We were like a family and they were flying me in an official capacity for the last time. Everyone was full of emotions. That flight remains one of the most treasured memories of my transition into private life.”

Justin Bieber finally breaks silence on marriage to Hailey Baldwin

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Popular American Singer, Justin Bieber, has officially confirmed marriage to Hailey Baldwin

The singer confirmed his marriage to the model with in an Instagram post on Friday.

In the picture on his page, he wrote: “Happy late thanksgiving to everyone.

“First thanksgiving as a married man, first time hosting thanksgiving. First time both sides of the family has come together.”

Veloxnews reports that, Bieber, 24, and Baldwin, 22, got engaged in July and secured a wedding license in September.

There were reports that the pair had a secret ceremony around the same time after Baldwin changed her name on Instagram to “Hailey Rhode Bieber” but the couple did not confirm it.

Speaking on his journey as a married man, Bieber added that it has not been easy but God showed him the way.

“Relationships are hard and love isn’t always easy but thank you Jesus for showing me how!

“Every day is a learning process, trying to be more like him, patient, kind, selfless, boy I got a long way! But Gods grace is sufficient!” He wrote.

Bieber has sold an estimated 140 million records, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists, and has listed three times by Forbes magazine among the top 10 most powerful celebrities in the world; in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Ballon d’ Or 2018: Xavi reveals player to win award

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Barcelona legend, Xavi Hernández, has tipped Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric to win this year’s Ballon d’ Or.

The 38-year-old believes that the Croatia international deserves to win the Europe topflight individual prize because he won three consecutive Champions League trophies in the last 3 years and also took his country to a second place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Recall that Modric was shortlisted for the 2018 Ballon d’Or award last month.

Speaking on which player deserves to win the Ballon d’ Or, Xavi told Spanish radio network Cadena SER, per Marca: “Why not Modric?”

“He has won three Champions Leagues in the last three years and was a World Cup finalist. It’d also be fair.”

“The fairest decision would be to give it to a French player because the World Cup means a lot,” Xavi added.

“We all complained in 2010 because a Spaniard didn’t get it. We need to be fair now. The World Cup is the most important thing.

“If you look at their team then Antoine Griezmann was the star. People talk about Raphael Varane, but if you look at France then you see Griezmann or Kylian Mbappe.”

“To me, Neymar is a top footballer. If he gets going and matures and works hard then he’ll be close to Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi,” he said.

“He is a leader on the pitch and is capable of being decisive and relevant, but it depends on him. He has all the talent, but if he doesn’t have the mentality…”

The 2018 Ballon d’ Or award ceremony will take place on December 3, 2018, in Paris.

EPL: Sarri names one Tottenham player he’ll like to sign

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Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri has named one Tottenham player he would like to sign.

The Bluee are unbeaten this season and will look to extend it when they clash with Tottenham at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference ahead of the top-four clash, the Italian admitted that he would prefer to sign Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen ahead of their striker Harry Kane.

Sarri said he would like to have Eriksen in his side.

“Of course Harry Kane is the best English striker in the moment, so a very important player, but if I have to say another name, I like very much Eriksen,” Sarri said.

“Why? Because he is a very smart player, a very technical player.

“He’s able to play in midfield and, at the same moment, score eight or nine goals in a season.

“I think that he is a very important player.

“I like him very much, but I don’t want to talk about a player of Tottenham for the market, of course. I only answered a [hypothetical] question.”

Rohr tells Ighalo to leave China

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Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has asked Odion Ighalo to leave China.

Rohr will be delighted to see Ighalo play in a topflight football league division next season, after his Chinese Super League team, Changchun Yatai suffered relegation, at the end of the just concluded season.

The striker finished the Chinese Super League season on a high, scoring 21 goals in 28 games, but it was not enough to save Changchun Yatai from relegation.

Rohr, who was guest at a breakfast media parley with Nigerian sports editors on Friday in Lagos, noted that his top marksman will not be short of suitors when the January transfer window reopens.

“I called him (Ighalo) up at the World Cup after I read what was written about him in the social media. He came on at halftime against Argentina because Kelechi Iheanacho was not so good.

“He did well but missed a chance. There was not a good reaction from the fans who were not happy.

“I think it was not his mistake that we were eliminated. Of course, there were other problems which we spoke about them. Everybody is happy now that Ighalo is scoring well again.

“Now he’s in the second division, what will happen? I hope he returns to a top division club. He finished as the second top scorer in the Chinese Super League, so I think he will have offers to move to the top flight division.

“He (Ighalo) told me a few days ago that his injury now allows him to run which is already good and he will let me know if he wants to change club. His club (Changchun Yatai) wants, him but I think it is better for us and for him to play in the top division or return to Europe.

“When you score goals for your team you will get offers,” Rohr said.

Boko Haram: Fani-Kayode slams Buhari over death of soldiers

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Femi Fani Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation has reacted to the recent killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday.

Fani-Kayode queried Buhari government’s claim that the insurgent group has been defeated.

He criticised President Buhari over his ‘lackadaisical’ attitude towards the situation.

Fani-Kayode on his Twitter page wrote: “100 soldiers killed by Boko Haram on Sunday and Buhari maintains that Boko Haram has been “technically defeated?”

“Worse still he refuses to commend the gallantry and sacrifice of our soldiers or express his regrets and condolences to the families of those that have been killed.”

Recall the Senate had earlier taken notice of the killing of the soldiers and suspended plenary in honour of the slain officers.

2019 Presidency: APC warns PDP over negative propaganda against Buhari

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Support Group, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against sponsoring negative propaganda against the president ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Mr Kassim Kassim, the National Secretary of the group, issued the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja,

According to him, PDP was doing using its machineries within and outside the country to concoct negative stories about the president.

Kassim maintained that the antic would not in any way improve the PDP’s chances in the 2019 elections as Nigerians were wise enough to differentiate between falsehood and truth.

He, however, urged members of the ruling party to discard antics of PDP and remain steadfast and continue to work hard to ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

Kassim, also a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly added: “I urge those that are opposed to Buhari`s policies and re-election bid to desist from such act as he remained the best president for the country at the moment.

“politicians should focus their electioneering campaigns ahead of the elections on issues rather than on individuals and avoid heating up the polity with incisive statements.

“Some members of the PDP are even working behind the scene to ensure the re-election of Buhari.”