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Place Of Prayer

How Intimate Are You With God? (4)

By Pastor Samuel O. Osaghae

Intimacy is a season of expression of love to divinity. It is a place where worship predominates and listening is crucial. It is not a place where you do spiritual warfare, here you forget your enemies, problems and challenges and shift your focus to God you seek Him to know more of Him and to make Him happy.

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New Horizon

Father, Father Forgive Them...


Jesus Christ thought his disciples and people in general how to pray — “Our Father who art in Heaven, Hollowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.

Art Alive

‘Artists’ Colony Will Foster Creative Exchanges - Jeff Ajueshi

By Francis U. Odupute

The curative director of Thought Pyramid Art Gallery, Abuja, Mr. Jeff Ajueshi, told newsmen recently that a serene environment for creative contemplations, artistic experimentations, knowledge sharing and cultural opportunities, "Artists' Colony newly opened in Ogharefe, Delta State, would help many talented Nigerian contemporary artists to up their games via art residencies, workshops, traveling exhibitions, cultural and creative tourism, etc.


One Thing You Still Lack

Diocese of Esan, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Bishopscourt, Ujoelen, Ekpoma. The second session of the Fourth Synod held from Sunday, June 23 to Thursday, June 27, 2013.


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Revisiting Eghosa Library


“When Comrade Adams Oshiomhole took the oath of office on November 12, 2008 the level of rot and decay that confronted him were overwhelmingly appalling; everywhere the state was at a


Combating Impunity: Media As A Tool


The mass media is the fourth estate of the realm and the watch dog of the society. The media has played a significant role in the development of the nation and has continued to contribute its quota to the entire well being of the people.


Proposed UK Visa, Lesson For Nigeria


So many reactions have plagued the recent proposal by the British government to force citizens from Nigeria and four other countries to pay a 3,000(N 750,000) bond to be allowed to enter Britain.


Stemming Harvest Of Strikes

For five weeks running, Primary School teachers in Edo, like their counterparts in a few other states of Nigeria, operating under the aegis of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) stayed away from their official ...

Midweek Magazine

Nigerian Leadership Can Make It

As the states Craft of the Nigerian statehood zooms near the dawn of her Centenary landmark, mixed feelings are rife on the part of various schools of thoughts with deep concerns and reminiscences which include arguments, that for almost 50 years post independence, the nation


Challenges Of Polytechnic Education In Nigeria - Idogho


Auchi Polytechnic was a beehive penultimate week when it played host to dignitaries from all walks of life who had converged on its main campus. The venue was its recently refurbished school auditorium


Boxing: IBF Orders Froch To Face Groves By October


THE chances of super middleweight champion Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch taking on Hammersmith’s George Groves in his next fight increased dramatically after the IBF ordered the pair to reach agreement by July 12, for the contest to take place before the middle of October.

This will come as welcome news to promoters Matchroom, who represent both fighters and have been keen on Groves being Froch’s next assignment after the Nottingham champion successfully defended his title against Mikkel Kessler at the O2 in May.

IBF chairman Lindsey Tucker was quoted as saying in The Sun: “Adonis Stevenson was the mandatory but got tired of waiting for the opportunity to fight Froch and moved up to light-heavyweight to box for the WBC title.

“Under the rules, when that happens we go down the list to see who is next. We got down as far as Groves, and he has been made our mandatory challenger for Froch.”

For info: In the latest IBF super middleweight ratings published on June 10, positions one and two are conveniently ‘Not Rated’. Third place is occupied by Dominican Edwin Rodriguez, with Lucian Bute, who Froch demolished in May last year to first win the belt, placed fourth.

South African Thomas Oosthuizen, who recorded a split decision bore draw with Brandon Gonzales on the weekend, is placed fifth, with Groves at number six.

Tucker also said: “We have sent letters to both fighters, dated June 10, and asked them to start negotiations for a mandatory defence. The boxers will have until July 12 to come to an agreement. If they can’t, we will then call for a purse bid.”

Presumably, Matchroom won’t want it to go that far, as purse bids could lead to all sorts of promotional shenanigans.

Of course, Froch could decide to vacate the IBF title should a more lucrative opportunity arise, but there may not be one.

Later in the morning Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing head and promoter of both men, responded to the IBF ruling and clarified the respective positions of birthday boy Froch - 36 today - and his 25-year-old potential challenger.

“We are in talks regarding a potential blockbuster domestic fight later this year,” said Hearn.

“Both fighters have plenty of options and although it’s a fight we originally envisaged for next summer, if it makes sense for both fighters, neither has a problem with making it happen.”

The statement concluded: “An announcement will be made next week regarding future plans for both fighters.”