Wednesday, 15 January 2014
The First Lady of the United States of America
will turn the big 50 on Friday 17th January
2014. And if the reports are true, it is going to be
a grand affair.
President Barack Obama is reportedly
planning a big event, with Beyoncé and Adele
performing at the ceremony.
In an interview with People Magazine,
FLOTUS speaks on the topic. “Women should
have freedom to do whatever they need to do to
feel good about themselves. Right now, I don’t
imagine that I would go that route, but I’ve also
learned to never say never.” she says.
But she advises women to be more health
conscious and take their regular health checkups
including pap smears and mammograms.
On turning 50, Mrs 0 says “I’ve got to keep
figuring out ways to have an impact, whether as
a mother or as a professional or as a mentor to
other kids. At that point in life, whoa, the sky is
The Chairman of the Christian Association of
Nigeria, CAN, South East Zone, Rt. Rev. Dr.
Emmanuel Chukwuma has decried the slow
pace of development in Nigeria.
who is also the Anglican Bishop of Enugu
Diocese, was speaking yesterday shortly after a
church service held at the Good Shepard
Cathedral, Enugu, to mark his 60th Birthday.
He expressed regret that 100 years after the
amalgamation of the northern and southern
protectorates, Nigeria was still importing
He also noted that the country was yet to find a
sense of direction at 100 years.
“It is a shame that Nigeria cannot produce a
handkerchief at 100 years. Our leaders need to
be sensible. Anybody above 70 years should
retire and become a consultant”, he said.
The cleric, who expressed appreciation to God
and his followers for his numerous
achievements since he became Bishop, assured
that he would not be discouraged by the current
situation of things in the country.
He advised the nation’s leaders and elders to be
sensible and distance themselves from
corruption as well as to give the young ones
opportunity to serve their father land in order
to avert a serious revolution.
The CAN leader also condemned Tuesday’s car
bombing in Maiduguri, Borno State that led to
the death of many innocent citizens, warning
that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war.
On the recently signed Anti-Gay bill, the cleric
hailed President Goodluck Jonathan for
resisting pressure from western nations, stating
that there is nothing like gay in the Bible.
Bishop Chukwuma, however, urged the
government to ensure the implementation of
the new law, insisting that Gay practice was
As news of the controversial law banning same-
sex marriage continues to make headlines
worldwide after it was signed into law by
President Goodluck Jonathan, the renowned
spiritual head of the Synagogue church in Lagos,
Prophet TB Joshua has spoken out on the
“Judge not, so that you will not be judged,”
Joshua began, citing Matthew 7:1 for Scriptural
backing. “We should talk to people to be saved
and not to die. I mean, we should talk
salvation, not condemnation. The Bible
is my standard .”
Through a new initiative on his ministries
official Facebook page, with almost 900,000
fans, in which the cleric responds to
people’s questions in an interactive session, he
addressed the much debated question on same-
TB Joshua added: “If my parents were one, I
would not have been given birth to,” he
proceeded poignantly. “ Those that are asking
this question, (note that) if your parents were
one, you would not have been given birth to .
You that are reading me – if your parents were
one, you would not be reading this today. God
bless the reader and the hearer.”
His message is clear; being gay is not something
we should encourage but we should not
condemn any one.