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The public presentation of Cascade of Change: A Decade of Liberal Thoughts, a book, authored by Honourable Steve Ayorinde, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, will take place on Thursday, 23 June, 2016.

The event is billed to hold at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island.

According to the ELITES, the book presentation is part of activities marking Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s sterling one year in office.

President Mohammadu Buhari is the Special Guest of Honour at the event, which will be chaired by Aremo Olusegun Osoba. The Eleko of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu will be the Royal Father of the Day. The trio of Professor Pat Utomi, Dr. Doyinsola Abiola and Dipo Famakinwa are the keynote discussants for the day.

The Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is the Chief Host of the book presentation.

Ayorinde, a journalist, author, film critic, a multiple-award winning journalist and editor, started his career with Nigeria’s foremost Newspaper The Guardian. He is a former editor of The PUNCH, and is the immediate past Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of National Mirror Newspaper.

A former Vice-President (West) of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, Ayorinde is a product of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and was also educated at the University of Lagos, Akoka and University of Leicester in the UK where he earned a Masters Degree in Globalization and Communications. Well travelled and a polyglot, Ayorinde is a European Union Fellow at the Foundation Journalists-in-Europe (1997-98 set) – A comprehensive one-year training scheme for mid-career journalists. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious State Department’s International Visitors’ program (IVP) in the United States; Goethe Institute, Berlin and University of Siena for Foreigners, Italy.

Author of two books Masterpieces: A Critic’s Timeless Report (Spectrum Book 2008) and Abokede: The Man, The City, The Hill (ArtPillar Books 2011), Ayorinde is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).

He is also regarded as one of Nigeria’s best renowned film and art critics, who has served on the Juries for some of the world’s most recognised film festivals and awards, such as the Toronto Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and Mumbai International Film Festival.

He is also a foundation Jury member of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)


The Cyber Embassy Of Christ Debut Worship Without Walls Global Concert, Features Over 50 Gospel Artistes

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Leading online church, The Cyber Embassy Of Christ, is set to debut a global concert tagged “Worship Without Walls” which will feature over fifty gospel artistes.

A 12-hour worship session, it will hold from 9: AM on Saturday, May 31, via

The concert will see worship leaders from over forty countries taking part in the praise and worship showdown.

Headlining artistes for the worship programme include Mike Abdul, Monique, Mike Aremu, Essence, KSB and Righteousman.

Others are Tosin Bee, Folake Umosen, Evang Chucks Praise Channel, A’Dam, Nene Olayide, Bola Udom, Jerry K, Adam, Minister Ighosa,TY Classical, Minister Anny, lIbitayo Jeje, Noble G and Ayo Vincent,   Joseph Emmanuel, Sameodagospel, Fred Maha, TY Phoebe, Frank Jonah, Debby Ugochinyere, Igwe Sax, Yomi Ikuesan, Latoya Okunbor.

During the show, artistes will worship God on an international stage in their unique style.

Sermonettes and Interviews of top gospel artistes and Pastors from across the world will also be available, while up and coming acts can be assured of global exposure to more than 100,000,000 million people on different social media globally.

There will also be a promotion of the musical performance for one month to a global audience of over 10 million people over 30 days through paid adverts before, during, and after the concert.

The top ten performing artistes in the concert will win cash prizes based on the decision reached via voting from worshippers all over the world through voting after the event.

Gospo Digital, the exclusively online distribution company of the organizers will help in promoting the album of performing artistes on 100s of digital sites for online streaming, downloading, and ongoing royalties without an upfront payment for the service.

“Worship Without Walls” is an initiative of The Cyber Embassy Of Christ, a
full-fledged 100 percent online church flowing in all five purposes of the church exclusively online.

Founded by Dr. Ope Banwo, The Cyber Embassy Of Christ is the most successful internet church with over 35,000 members of which over 800 have actually attended a one-week full members’ class and joined our private church Cybertorium group on Facebook.

Some of the church services are streamed by over 600,000 people each week with some little adverts.

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COVID-19: Kwara Govt. Approves N25,000 Daily Allowance For Doctors




The Kwara State Government has approved the payment of a daily N25,000 allowance for doctors in its employ, saying that the stipend is in appreciation for the sacrifices and efforts of frontline health workers in the state’s fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

It said that the allowance payment would cut across all healthcare workers who were involved in the state’s Covid-19 response and that the amount payable to each cader would be determined according to the available categories.

The State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, confirmed the approval through a post on his social media page on Tuesday and expressed appreciation for the efforts of healthcare workers in the frontline of the state’s battle against coronavirus.

Abdulrazaq stated that no allowance could pay for the sacrifices being made by medical doctors and other healthcare workers in the state, but added that the daily disbursements would, however, acknowledge the esteem with which the government viewed its frontline respondents.

“We have approved N25,000 as daily allowance for medical doctors and varying daily allowance for other categories of health workers involved in our fight against COVID-19. This is to show appreciation to health workers as it’s impossible to pay them for their priceless sacrifices”, he said.

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COVID-19: Share Facts, Not Panic




When the times are uncertain and filled with fears and worry, it is normal to want to share as much information with loved ones as you receive.

It is important, however, to be wary of sharing information that can be misleading or otherwise increase the fear and panic already being experienced by so many people connected to you.

Before you share information, ask yourself the following questions:

1) Where did this message originate from?

2) Does the information tally with information from the World Health Organisation or the NCDC?

3) How will this information affect the person I send this to psychologically?

Some messages can do more harm than good. Please, share only verified information from the NCDC and WHO, to stop the spread of fear, panic, and misinformation.

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