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Poem: Lord, Please Bless Ebi, Preserve Him

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Lord, please bless Ebi, preserve him.
Bless him, protect him,
Let him enjoy the fruit of his labour.
Evil hands that rise against him, paralyzed let them be, Lord.
Blindfold evil eyes after him.
He is watering the younger ones,
Watered let him be, providence.

Lord, please bless Ebi, preserve him
Keep him away from the wicked once.
A kind hearted man, he is such.
A benevolent heart – exemplified.
Raising the younger ones, craved he for,
Their success, derives he joy.

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Lord, please bless Ebi, preserve him.
July, 2018 called him me,
What does it takes you to stand,
Enquired him.
You have all what it takes to excel in this regard, admonished him me
Words me muttered,
Scared of the unknown.
The connections, links, have I not.
Ebi assured me of all these, though
I was waiting, waiting patiently to that which is not forthcoming.
Aloof I became.

High Chief (Engr.) Pascal Ebi Akpofagha

Lord, please bless Ebi, preserve him.
After much aloofness, here came I,
Sequel to the enquires of 2018.
One after the other, we shall take the steps, said he.
According to his words, did he.
A man of integrity, impeccable character!

Lord, please bless Ebi, preserve him.
He that find a good wife, find a good thing, obtained favour from the Lord, says the holy book
This is Ebi’s portion.
He has find a good thing, obtained favour from the Lord
Tombra is a virtuous woman!
Say her no to his benevolent act,
Helpless he may become.
Show me a successful man,
I will show you a praying, successful woman behind him.
Tombra is a God sent.
Her making trouble, heard I not. Always smiling.

Tombra Akpofagha (Mrs.) The Beautiful, Praying Woman Behind The Scene

Lord, please bless Ebi, preserve him.
He is working to raise the younger ones,
Raise him, Lord.
He is a High Chief, higher let him go
Ebi is his name, let ‘ebi’ u la.
He is Ibe-Ebidouwei, let ebi u dou ẹrí
He desires, deserves more higher places in his endeavours,
Take him to the peak he desires.

Lord, please bless Ebi, preserve him.
Seeds you’ve given him, keep them for him.
Let them be a source of joy as it has been,
Not cause for sorry.
They are little ones, that virtually know nothing,
Keep them under Your canopy.
In Your wisdom and knowledge, let them grow.

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High Chief Akpofagha, The Ibe-Ebidouwei of Furupagha kingdom and his family

Lord, please bless Ebi, preserve him
The Zerubbabel of Ebi’s hands has started this in my life,
Complete let it be, Lord.
Every mountain against completion of this,
Plain let it be.
So a grateful heart will be more grateful.

Lord, please bless Ebi, preserve him.
In the same vein, a grateful heart says,
Lord bless Ebi, bless him, bless him the more and protect him, his household.

Engr. Pascal Ebi Akpofagha, is a High Chief in the Ijaw nation, poised in assisting and raising the younger ones, particularly those with one dream or the other but have no means of actualising such dreams due to financial constraints.

His benevolent act philanthropic act to some younger ones including the write fuel this poem ditto its birth.

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Translation of some native words.
Ebi – Goodness/Good, beauty.
‘Ebi u la’ – Let goodness find him/locate him
Ibe-Ebidouwei – One who walks tireless for the progress of his Kingdom(s)

The writer, Joseph Ebitibi Kanjo, is a journalist, a creative writer and an analyst
kanjoforsuccess@gmail.com

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UPDATED: Peter Obi’s Presence Excites Worshippers At RCCG Convention

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, got a rousing welcome on Friday at the Holy Ghost Service of the 70th convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

The former Anambra State governor graced the fifth day of the convention at RCCG international headquarters along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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The programme, with the theme, “Perfect Jubilee” began on Monday, August 8 and will last through Sunday, August 14, 2022.

Obi was introduced alongside other dignitaries, including the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Francis Wale-Oke; Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel; and the wife of Ogun State Governor, Bamidele Abiodun; among others.

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RCCG Mother-in-Israel and wife of the General Overseer prayed for the restoration of Nigeria.

Obi had last month attended a well-broadcast service at Dunamis International Gospel Centre in Abuja led by Pastor Paul Enenche and his followers met him with an energetic welcome.

RCCG’s General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, had in April said though God had not spoken to him about next year’s election he would pray for any candidate who came to him for prayers.

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“As of now, I still don’t know whether or not there will be an election next year, yet. I don’t know because my father has not spoken about it yet. The reason could be in Matthew 6-34.

“For your information, if anyone comes to me from any political party, I will pray for them, the general prayer point I pray for them is Father, let your perfect will for this person be done,” the 80-year-old had said.

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Ebonyi: NOA Decries Proliferation Of Arms Among Nigerian Youths

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Mba Nnenna, Abakaliki.

The National Orientation Agency, NOA, has decried the worsening state of arms carrying among Nigerian youths, urging citizens on the need to shun all forms of violence and encourage peace in the country.

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The Agency’s Director in Ebonyi state, Dr Desmond Onwo, disclosed this during a visit to members of the Muslim community, and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state

The Agency embarked on a campaign titled, “War against child – soldiers”, on public enlightenment of citizens especially young ones on the need to embrace peace rather than violence.

The Director who was accompanied by officials of the Agency (NOA) in Ebonyi State, said problems are not solved by arms carrying/violence, rather citizens should embrace peace and harmony.

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“Nigeria is one and we should learn to live as one and live like a nation.

“This is because, the Federal government is deeply worried over the unusual development in the country, especially on the state of insecurity,” he said.

Onwo further explained that the much worrisome is the issue of gun usage especially among young persons, thus increase in danger/terror everywhere in the country.

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“We have been asked to meet with religious leaders in various states. We are very aware that child – soldiers have escalated in the country and there is need for a serious campaign to end such act of children carrying guns,” he added.

Reacting, Rev Scamb Nwokoro, Vice Chairman of CAN Ebonyi State, condemned the continuous killing of citizens across states of the federation and called for brotherly love for one another.

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On his part, Alhaji Danjuma Gambo, the Sarkin of Hausa community in the state appreciated the move by NOA on the campaign against child – soldiers in the country and promised to encourage members in support of the campaign.

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Police Corporal Dismissed Over Assault, Disobedience To Order

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has dismissed Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Division Headquarters, Lagos Police Command for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.

The dismissed officer with Force Number: 509745 who, enlisted into the Force on December 6, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, to that effect.

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According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the dismissed officer also assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice.

His dismissal, Adejobi said, takes effect from Friday, August 12, 2022.

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“The Police hereby calls on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws.

“The Force equally calls on members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution,” the statement reads.

 

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