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71st Annual Convention: Adeboye urges Christians to pray against fresh wars

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Enoch Adeboye

 

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has called on Christians, especially his church members, to pray against fresh wars, within and outside the country’s borders.

Adeboye made the call during the church’s 71st Annual Convention Holy Ghost Service, tagged “Beyond Expectations ” on Friday night in Mowe, Ogun State.

He said the country was already fighting many “wars ” ,such as kidnapping, terrorism and killings

“Surely, we don’t want more wars, we want to win the ones we are fighting, not fresh ones whether outside or within our borders.

“Those of you who believe in peace in every section, should stand up and pray to say ,” Father,have mercy on Nigeria because of those of us who are your children’ ”.

“I encourage you all, God still answers prayers, do not be discouraged because tomorrow will be alright,do not be distracted. Nigeria still needs a lot of prayers,” he said.

Adeboye also urged church members to pray against manifestation of devil’s activities in the country .

“So he does not spoil God’s name and lead several innocent people to hell.

“Then, you will add to the prayer, Father but if this boy (Adeboye) is using your power alone, then multiply that power seven folds.

“I normally do not pay attention to the sayings of the so -called prophets,particularly if they are saying something about me, I just ignore them.

“I learnt that recently some people were saying that I am using demonic forces, that there are some demons at the Redemption Camp.

“They said, I will consult them(demons), then I will come and say, my daddy said, I feel I will not pay attention, but I learnt it is on the internet,”Adeboye said.

The cleric said the church’s Holy Ghost Service next month would be dedicated to those trusting God for the fruit of the womb .

“I believe God that there will be a lot of twins, triplets and many more,

“God does not know how to do small things and does not stop when your cup of blessings is full.

“Anytime, God is dealing with you, He wants to go the extra mile,because God has a way of changing shame to glory.

“If God says, promote this fellow,that person must be promoted, but you must be committed to the work of God,”Adeboye said.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that thousands of worshippers all over the world connected to the service online.

The programme ,which started on Aug.7 will ends on Aug.13.

No fewer than 66 babies , comprising 31 females and 31 males, have so far been delivered at the ongoing convention.

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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Channelstv Reporter In Port-harcourt

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Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Joshua Rogers, the ChannelsTV reporter in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Politics Nigeria learnt that Rogers was picked up close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt and to an unknown destination by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, April 11.

The reporter was driving his official ChannelsTV branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.

 

Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.

Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded a N30million ransom for bis release.

His cameraman confirmed the incident and appealed to his abductors to set him free unconditionally.

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Lassa Fever Kills 150 In Nigeria — NCDC

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According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), 150 people died from Lassa virus in 125 local government areas throughout 27 states in the federation between January and March 2024.

The NCDC reported that the deaths were recorded with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 18.6% overall from week one to week thirteen, 2024. This is higher than the CFR for the same time in 2023 (17.5%).

In its Lassa Fever Situation Report Epi Week 13, which was released on March 25–31, 2024, the agency revealed that 806 of the 5,295 suspected cases that were recorded were confirmed. Eyes Of Lagos reports,

According to the report, in week 13, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 25 in Epi week 12, 2024 to 15. These cases were reported in Ondo, Bauchi, Plateau and Edo states.

 

In total for 2024, 27 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 125 LGAs, even as 62 percent of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states, while 38 percent of cases were reported from 24 states with confirmed Lassa fever cases.

Of the 62 percent confirmed cases, the NCDC said Ondo reported 24 percent, Edo 22 percent, and Bauchi 16 percent. The predominant age group affected is 31-40 years (Range: 1 to 98 years, Median Age: 32years), with a male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases of 1:1.

From the report, the number of suspected cases (5,295) increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2023 (4,338).

The agency confirmed that the National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Incident Management System has been activated to coordinate response at all levels at the Emergency Operations Centre, EOC.

No new healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 13, the report noted.

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