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Nigerians in disbelief as pastor accused of raping an 18-year old returns to the pulpit.

After taking a ‘leave of absence’ from the pulpit in July, it’s reported that Pastor Biodun Coza is now back on the pulpit and carrying on with his pastoral work like nothing ever happened.

Apparently, when the allegation came through, the pastor thought that the ‘right thing to do’ was to step aside. He denied any misconduct and saw the allegation as ‘persecution’.

A lot of people have criticised his return.  According to a women’s rights leader, ‘his return was perpetuating impunity.’ Yemi Adamolekun, “He has clearly shown he doesn’t care about what his colleagues think.”

By the way, CAN stands for (Christian Association of Nigeria) and PFN (Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria). We heard they opened investigations at some point. Now whether they felt the pastor was guilty, I don’t know.  Hopefully, we will find out as the story progresses.

In the meantime, you can listen to Chude Jideonwo full interview with Busola Dakolo by clicking to follow this link –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLFQ5rQzi3U

Watch this space for more…

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John Flint has agreed with the board to step down from his role as chief executive, HSBC. This is in response to the bank’s plan to introduce a change in leadership to meet the challenges of the global environment and maximise available opportunities now.

It was reported that the HSBC profits was hit by China slowdown. Also, sparking controversy with the new ad campaign. 

The bank announced his departure after reporting a 15.8% rise in pre-tax profit to £10.2bn for the 6 months to the 30th June.

Mr Flint has worked at HSBC for 30 years, running the retail and wealth management business before accepting the CEO role in 2018.  He agrees with the board on the interim change as the way forward at this time, having suffered shares fall during his tenure as a result of the increasing trade tensions between America and China. He leaves with his entitlements intact, which dispels any idea that he might have been asked to step down due to misconduct.

Mark Tucker (Chairman) expressed thanks to Mr Flint for his ‘commitment and ‘dedication.’ He is now expected to move away from his day to day responsibilities at the bank whilst he helps with the transition to the interim CEO, Noel Quinn.

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A city where most of the population of 680,000 is of Hispanic descent has faced a deadly shooting that took away the lives of twenty people, injuring over two dozen. 

The shooting which took place at Walmart is now been treated by the Federal investigators as ‘domestic terrorism.’

The perpetrator of this ungodly act, Mr Patrick Cruisis felt that taking lives he cannot create is the best way to stop the ‘cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.’  Presumably referring to Hispanic people in US. Forgetting there’s a God of vengeance!

“Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, in due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.” Deuteronomy 32:35.

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.” Matthew 5:21.

Within 13 hours of the shooting in Walmart, another shooting was reported in Ohio where nine people were killed.

29 dead in the space of 13hours! Why they feel justified to take lives, it’s not clear at all!

Comments following the attacks:

“It’s the fact he was targeting us. I’m a Mexican-American and very proud of that. To me that is the biggest wound.” Gilda Baeza Ortega

“Clearly everyone agrees that we want an orderly process for crossing a border, but when we start looking at immigrants as a threat to our country…then we’ve really got something terribly wrong.”

“We see what can happen when we start dividing people according to the color of their skin, according to their nationality, the language that they speak and whether they have documents for this country or not.” El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz

“If you look at both of these cases, this is mental illness. These are people who are very, very seriously mentally ill,” Donald Trump

“Donald Trump is responsible for this. He is responsible because he is stoking fears and hatred and bigotry.” Senator Cory Booker

“There’s no benefit here in trying to make this a political issue, this is a social issue and we need to address it as that.” Mick Mulvaney

Whatever you make of it, it’s clear that the fear of God is no longer in the hearts of men, and we need to do more to remind people that ‘The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Psalm 24:1

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Right, the competition for guessing the name of the royal baby has now ended and we have the winners – Prince Harry and Meghan. This is because none of our guesses came close to their choice. As you can see, they’ve chosen a name that’s not traditional and one that gives attention to their union. By the way if you don’t know what’s in the name, it simply means genuine, bold and brave – love it! Well, at least we tried and hope we all enjoyed the guessing game – better luck next time!

It was also nice to see Meghan emphasise her post-delivery baby bump. This is what a lot of people don’t get to see. Unfortunately, what many people see with celebrities are perfection – no bumps.  But in reality, every woman after giving birth gets postpartum belly. While some women get their original tummy back soon after the birth; others may take a while and in some cases may never go back to its normal size.  So, Meghan showcasing the reality of baby bump is fantastic.  We need to show more appreciation for our bodies; they were beautifully and wonderfully completed!

Great couple indeed and the addition, absolutely delightful.  Welcome to the world Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!

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Yes, we are continuing to celebrate the birth of the seventh in line to the throne. As it turns out, the baby was born at the London Portland Hospital. Arrived safely and that’s all that matters to us!

As the royal baby is yet to be named, people have been suggesting different names such as: Bob, Ocean, Markle, Spencer, Kanye, Albert, Diana, Theodore, Arthur, Phillip, Matthew, Sussex; even Blaze. This is definitely going to remain a heated competition until we get a name since Prince Harry and Meghan are yet to come up with one. So, am going to be joining the competition and my name suggestion is ‘Richard’ – only because I know a really good Richard:)

Next, I hear that the royal baby will not be referred to as a ‘Prince’ because of a once upon a time decree made by King George V in 1917 to change the state of the monarchy.  This  change meant that only Prince George could be referred to as ‘Prince’ but with the Queen’s interposition, all the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton got special privilege to become ‘Princes’ and ‘Princess.’ We are not sure whether the Queen would make a last minute decree for baby Sussex…

Right, let’s move on to the throngs of people out there waiting to see the face of the royal baby. Ok, am one of them I won’t lie.  I really can’t wait to see the face of the royal baby. Does he look like his dad or mum? We won’t be able to tell until we see baby Sussex I’m afraid!

Is it just me or the media is going crazy! Its now about the baby’s citizenship – US or British.  What! Someone obviously cares.

Thanks to fans that are donating to charity after online campaign. It’s a great cause that I feel should happen more often or what do you think?

And from dad, Mr Thomas Markle:

“I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honour.  God bless the child and I wish him health and happiness, and my congratulations to my lovely daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, and God save the Queen.”

Congratulations continue to flow in for Prince Harry and Meghan.  Speculations are carrying on, Baby’s name not yet known and what about the Markles.  So, as they say, watch this space.

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So, we have been waiting for the birth of the royal baby. He is here now! Gave birth to him 5:26am this morning.

The new baby is the seventh in line to the throne.  That’s after Prince of Wales, Prince William (Duke of Cambridge), Prince George (Son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), Princess Charlotte (Daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), Prince Louis (Son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), Prince Harry (the father). It’s a long wait I’m afraid!

There have been speculations that the baby may arrive in the next couple of days following the prince’s cancellation of his two-day planned visit to Holland this week.  He’s arrived today! so his decision to cancel the visit gave something away after all!

It has also been speculated that the public will not get a glimpse of the beautiful baby on the day of birth.  This has led to influx of public opinions, as it is a break from royal tradition.  Yes, the public are not having it! But the prince did a great job announcing the birth of his first child to the public anyways!  He was also present at the birth and his own words:

“it has been the most amazing experience. Both mother and baby are doing incredibly well. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But, we’re absolutely thrilled.  I am so incredibly proud of my wife. And as every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing. This little thing is absolutely to-die- for; so am absolutely over the moon.”

The public are very super excited about the gender of the baby.  Although, there have been rumours that the Duke and Duchess are planning to bring up their child gender neutral; there are no grounds for the rumours. What we now know is that it is a baby boy. Those throngs of people waiting should be happy now!

By the way, if the Duke and Duchess decide on their move to Africa, would this be an indication of where they plan to raise the baby?  Just asking!

Anyways, I am looking forward to celebrating with the Duke and Duchess first child and seventh in line to the throne.  Watch this space…

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