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Let's Walk the Talk with Mr Hezekiah Olujobi


"God himself is a Human Right Activist... See Proverbs 31: 8-9 "

- Mr Hezekiah Olujobi

Join Us today in Our Walk the Talk Series with Mr Hezekiah Olujobi, the convener of the CJMR as he leads us through his walk in prison, his salvation story and the "Bible-buttock tale"



Mr Hezekiah Olujobi, Convener CJMR


NELOC Media: Can we meet you?

Mr. Hezikiah: I'm Hezekiah Olujobi, born on August 8, 1963 to a Christian family, my mum was a junior sister to Late Apostle Ayo Babalola, the man whom God used for the revival in Nigeria and Africa in 1930. I was also by his mercy ordained as Pastor  in Christ Apostolic Church in 1995. I'm happily married with Victoria Mojisola Olujobi, father of 4 children, the Director and Coordinator for Centre for Justice Mercy and Reconciliation, a Christian non Governmental Organisation based in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria with focus on the welfare of people languishing in Nigerian Prisons in Awaiting Trial and on Death row without a just cause.


NELOC Media: What inspired the CJMR?

Mr Hezekiah: The vision of CJMR was born from my personal experience as an ex inmate who had gone through the process of prison incarceration for six consecutive times in 3 different Prisons in Nigerian. I had my encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ during my detention period for six years in Agodi prison on 16th August, 1989 and I gained my freedom on 3rd of March, 1993 (I was remanded in the prison on 27,January, 1987 on allegations of armed robbery) the offence I knew nothing about.  After my freedom, I decided to proceed to the Bible school but very unfortunately I was turned down because I couldn't have school cert, I later opt for another bible school for Evangelist and Prophets which has no any condition or requirements than your calling.  Shortly after I completed my one year training I was posted to Pastor a church and I was ordained as a Pastor. 2 years after my ordination as a Pastor and as a Pastor of a church with fast growing number, I heard a voice from the Lord who said "go back to where I called you to go and bring out others who are still walking in the darkness, for this reason I have caused you to walk in the darkness so that you may bring the captives to the knowledge saving grace".

This was my entry point to the ministry.

At the initial stage I did not have full concept of what the ministry will look like than to go to the prison and preach, but along the lines the ministry was unfolding itself as people whom I knew when I was there are still coming to the prison. In the cause of my interactions with them I realised that same problem that I faced are the factors for their cycling of incarceration, I decided to provide them a room from my 3 bedroom apartment then and I identified the problem confronting them and I moved to solve the problems. In that process, I saw the need to advocate for many of them who have no lawyer, I connect them with some Christian lawyers who offered them free legal services, those detained without case files in the Ministry of Justice I looked for the police in charge of the case and I persuaded them to forward the case file to the ministry of Justice for prompt action. Those wrongfully sentenced to death I re investigated their stories, I connected them with lawyers who will file their appeal to the Court of Appeal or even to the Supreme Court and they get their freedom, those that their case have gone to the Supreme Court with proven evidence that they are wrongfully convicted, I personally writes the Governor and the Board of Mercy and they were released

NELOC Media: What are your achievements so far?

Mr. Hezekiah Olujobi: By the grace of God, CJMR has over 300 beneficiaries that have gone through our Halfway Home and over 200 beneficiaries of our legal intervention. His freedom was made possible as a result of our pressure on the Governor since 2008. He was commuted to life imprisonment in 2009 but our further investigations revealed that the man may not know anything about the death of his girlfriend. We have 5 people who have been set free from the death row as a result of our intervention. The recent achievements is a case of someone who was set free by the Oyo State Governor after 26year of wrongful conviction of his girlfriend, one Mr Olusola Adepetu of Olusola Naturally hospital.

NELOC Media: Human Rights? Is there a Biblical history for it?

Mr Hezekiah: God himself is a human rights activist. God hate injustice. Read Proverb 31: 8-9 "open your mouth and plead the cause of those appointed to death. Isaiah 58: 4-8 which says".... make your voice to be heard in the high Places, let the oppress go free.... You can see that God is a human rights activist. He want people to be fairly treated


NELOC Media: What's your greatest challenge sir?
Mr Hezekiah Olujobi: Challenges of getting adequate funding to mobilise the volunteers. Adequate funding to bring justice to the poor incarcerated. Adequate funding to even pay for the Halfway home which was due since. When you make appeal to the churches you will have little response.My greatest challenges is not money but people who can listen to my ideas so that those ideas will not die, government who will admit that there is error in the court proceeding which the affected poor whose rights have been denied should be given fair compensation. 
Definitely when you are treading unfamiliar terrain not many people will like to go far with you.
I strongly believe when we get more individual who can reason that prisoner deserved attention we can have a better justice administrative and poor people can have access to Justice

NELOC Media: What do you think about change sir?

Mr Hezekiah Olujobi: Change is necessary when the formal is no longer relevant and functional.
Where the old practice is no longer bringing positive results but negative there is need for a change.
Change of a cloths will be possible if a mad man can come to his senses that this cloths is no longer fit for him


NELOC Media: Sir, how have you managed family with all these? Especially during your detention period?

Mr Hezekiah Olujobi: I got married after my freedom. I married on 13th of December, 1997.


NELOC Media: Can you share your salvation experience with us sir?

Mr Hezekiah Olujobi: Prior before my encounter, I had open my mouth to deny the existence of God three times in my life. The first time, when I was young around 15 years, one afternoon I was in a prayer meeting with my parents, you know in CAC in those days there use to be observations of the hours of prayer. That day we were observing fasting and prayer, I just opened my eyes and I saw my dad sweating, praying, the voice just whispered to my ears "Why do people closed eyes in prayer? You open eye you cannot see God, you want to talk to him you have to close your eyes, don't you see that these people are foolish. Since that day Satan sew the seed of that rebellion thought in my heart. Second time I was in an operation, it was during the raining and heavy thunder, fear gripped my heart, but after the rain stopped I went away with the goods, as I collected the money, the memory of the event flashed through my mind about three times, I said within me again "is there God? The third time was when I was in the prison. I have been reading the Bible, but I woke up one day to use the book of Revelation to clean my buttock, the reason why was any time I read the book of the Revelation I always have a bad dream, and moreover any questions that often arise in my mind I could not find any answers to those questions, one morning I ended up tearing the book to clean my buttock. After I finished the Revelation I turned on the book of Job, the reason was all the questions God asked Job there was no answer to them, I used the book of job to clean my buttock.

My salvation took place during my detention on August 16, 1989. I have been using the Bible to clean up my buttock because there was nothing to clean, many people used to tear their clothes to clean and many used the Bible to smoke. On 4th of August, 1989 I was still on the toilet while reading through the next chapter of the book of job chapter 40 before I use it to clean my buttock, as I was reading through the chapter 40:1-14 by the time I reached verse 7-14 that was where my conscience was struck. When those questions were directly to me

 1  The LORD continued his response to Job by saying:
 2  “Should the one who is fighting the Almighty find fault with him? Let God’s accuser answer.”
Job Acknowledges His Limitations
 3  Then Job replied to the LORD. He said:
 4  “I must look insignificant to you! How can I answer you? I’m speechless.
 5  I spoke once, but I can’t answer; I tried a second time, but I won’t do so anymore.”
The LORD Continues to Interrogate Job
 6  The LORD answered Job from the wind storm and told him:
 7  “Stand up like a man! I’ll ask you some questions, and you give me some answers!
 8  Indeed would you annul my justice and condemn me, just so you can claim that you’re righteous?
 9  Do you have strength like God? Can you create thunder with a sound like he can?”
Can You Save Yourself?
 10  “When you have adorned yourself with exalted majesty, clothed yourself with splendor and dignity,
 11  dispensed the fury of your anger, made sure that you have humbled every proud person,
 12  stared down and subdued every proud person, trampled the wicked right where they are,
 13  buried them in the dust together, and sent them bound to that secret place,
 14  then I will applaud you myself! I’ll admit that you can deliver yourself by your own efforts!”

I could not proceed to use the chapter to clean my buttock, but I need to clean my buttock. So I decided to tear the book of Jude that day and I cleaned my buttock but shortly after that, a strange sickness struck me.
My sister this was the point of my encounter with my maker.😅 I was in a severe pain and headache for 3 days, whenever I want to pray the devil will bring the records of my sins to my memory, I will say within me "this sin is too much to be forgiving" I was Pilling it up in silence, I was in a severe pain and fever all of a sudden I exploded in tears, it was as if I saw the accuser with the records of my sin by my left side and I was standing before the judge waiting for the verdict but all of a sudden I busted into prayer asking Jesus to forgive me, the Bible says "though we do not know how to pray but the spirit interceding for us with groaning which cannot be explained"
You know I was in a cell with over 100 lucked up inmates, some of them came to me to comfort me, some were making jest of me but along the lines I slept off, that was around 2 pm and I woke up around 4 pm during the final counting, it was the noise of the crossing iron bar that woke me up but I couldn't get up to go out to be counted, when the wader came in he tab me to ensure I was not dead, I can hear someone telling him that "he is sick,". But before I was interrupted from my sleeping I had a dream I was in a class room, I saw a handwriting of the black board with these words

"Job - - - - - Jehovah
Jude - - - - Jehovah
John--------Jehovah
Jesus"

I was meditating on the dream before the warder came in to tapped me to wake up. When I lying down back in meditation on the dream on what it meant, I came back to my sense that these three books are the books that I used to clean my buttock then I heard a spirit conversing with my soul.

The voice of the spirit in my soul.

What is the Alphabet letter that started with the Job?, I responded "J"

What is the name of God?, I responded "Jehovah"

In the same way he asked of the Alphabet of Jude and John in the same way I responded. The voice in a gentle manner asked me" what is the Alphabet letter that started with the name of Jesus? I said "J" all of a sudden my sense of understanding opened and I heard the gentle voice that said to me "there is no any finger behind these books than the hand of I Jehovah Jesus"

On the evening of the 16th of August, 1989 was the evening of my encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the night of 16/17 of August, 1989 I slept and I heard a dream of seen Jesus full of the circle of the moon, in the morning the man sitting by my side and a very good friend named Denis called me, he said he had a dream, as he narrated his dream lo and behold it was the same dream that I had dreamt. Subsequently, I had another dream, I saw the angels of God formed Jesus in every direction of heaven. Often time my common dream of fellowship in heaven is always on Friday night / Saturday morning.

This is my story of encounter of Salvation

Thanks for the refreshing of memories


NELOC Media: Wow! God is great! Thank you for your time sir. What would you love to say to inspire young people out there?

Mr Hezekiah Olujobi: Aren't you inspired with all these? 😁 the youth should put themselves under the instructions of their parents and they must learn to be contended with what they have

NELOC Media: I am sir. Thank you very much sir. We're very grateful.







To know more aboiut the CJMR, Please visit www.cjmr.org.ng



Let us know how this has blessed you. Please use the comments box. God bless you.

Kilenra set to unveil Events Brand next Monday

Have you ever wondered the future of our events? The reality of a perfectly organized event or programme is not far fetched.

KilenraEvents, a brainchild initiative of the Kilenra Brand (an online sales portal) would be launching soon and guss what? It's gonna be yay!


The Kilenra brand would be creating a massive wave of aggressive online and offline publicity for the launch date of her new initiative on Monday, 28th August, 2017. Please see the publicity programme below

We would be creating a 5 day countdown anticipation for our launch; KilenraEvents has to go viral even before the site release and launching date.

Day 1: Wednesday ( Theme: KilenraEvents coming soon...)

Day 2: Thursday ( Theme: What KilenraEvents is really about)

Day 3: Friday ( Theme: KilenraEvents amazing features and its affinity to skyrocket sales of events organizer )

Day 4: Saturday ( Theme: Why use KilenraEvents?)

Day 5: Sunday ( Theme: KilenraEvents review and final anticipation for the launching day)
Now, can you pick up your phone and type in your space bar?


You can check out KilenraEvents tomorrow to see a demo page.


Wake Up, It's Monday!

Life itself is a dark maze. The consequences of our actions are the blocks wherever we turn to.

Daniel Oni releases new hit: Crossroads



OUT NOW!!! CROSSROADS by DANIEL O.

'We all have had our personal crossroads experiences. This is some message sang in the person of love (JESUS) reminding us of whom to trust in every of life's crossroads experience'

This song was properly written, sung and packaged by Daniel Oni. I believe you won't regret listening.... Stay blessed.

To Download please Click here  OR  here  OR  here

Walk the Talk: Ayobami Omomeji





We had a small chat with Ayobami Omomeji, the team lead of the GIVT Initiative. Hear his inspiring story this week on the Walk The Walk Interview series.



NELOC Media: Can we meet you?

Ayobami Omomeji: I'm Ayobami Omomeji.

A student. An entrepreneur. A child of God. A grand motivator that help to seek after discovering God's purpose and fulfillment for young folks and upcoming ones.

More to it.
I'm a philanthropist that sees a FUTURE in the lives of those that I help. I see them becoming better and they are also birthing generation.
I'm a Thespian also.

NELOC Media: Lovely info. You're a student of which school sir? And what type of job do you do?

Ayobami Omomeji: Alright.
I'm a student at Olabisi Onabanjo University, AGO-IWOYE, Ogun state.

Well, I'm a serial start-up entrepreneur.
I'm into meal (food, snacks and drinks) delivery. A massive outfit that will be the first to ever occur in Olabisi Onabanjo University, AGO-IWOYE, Ogun State.
The meal delivery is an aid to help students, Lecturers and non-teaching staffs get their food whenever they are hungry and feeling weak to move, they could pick up there mobile phone to order. We see that food is a necessity, in betwixt of this, we are helping to solve a problem. A problem that is providing happy solution to indigenes and students of AGO-IWOYE.
You could follow us on IG- @mealnminutes.

NELOC Media: Wow! That's innovative.
Quoting from your words, "The meal delivery is an aid to help students, lecturers and non-teaching staffs get their food whenever they are hungry and feeling weak to move, they could pick up there mobile phone to order."
That means your service is 24/7. How do you cope, being a student? Considering time, etc

Ayobami Omomeji: Well.

Not at all, it's not a 24/7 service we are providing. We work on students availability inside campus.

We work from 8:00am till 4:00pm because we are just starting, anyway.

We are so Strategic about this, very strategic.

Plus, even being a student, I must confess, it hasn't been easy at all. Our team is just 9 (so little), but, we actually work with each of the team member class timetable schedule. Fortunate for us, none of our classes or schedules are clashing. It can be so hectic, I mean direly hectic but, we do this because we have created a solution we don't want it to turn into a problem again, so together we stay with it and we are happy.

Happily, everyone is doing fine academically.

NELOC Media: That's good to know. What inspired you to establish the Global Impact Visionary Thinkers Initiative?

Ayobami Omomeji: Beautiful.

I've always had a natural sense to help and make sure someone is influenced positively through. I feel gladdened about that, anyway.

Not until I got to meet the Saviour and I was rebranded and shown a new light. Now, at this time, I knew what to do.

Then, I started self development. I wanted to know more, I read books, meditated and sought God face in prayer to whom and who I want to reach out too.

Then, I met a friend, Ifelolorun and she told me she wanted us to start something together (Spirit led anyway, cuss I saw it coming). I asked her, What is your personal conviction towards this? Her response was so likely, Infact, exactly like mine.

Then, because she brought the idea of starting something together, we decided that it should be named after her. In honor, we named it Amanda Visionary Thinkers (AVT). After somedays, when we prayed along that God should give us something. Surprisingly, the only thing we got at that moment was the change of name from AMANDA VISIONARY THINKERS to GLOBAL IMPACT VISIONARY THINKERS Initiatives. The name was confirmed by three of members of the Initiatives while praying, Infact, we got this (the change of name) at the same time and day.

Now, My germain inspiration was this:

While we can avoid evil, why don't we go for good. Many lives and destinies are been perpetrated with, there should be an avenue, a platform to correct this ills.

Another inspiration is this:

Let us die empty while we enjoy definite fullness. What do I mean? Many are meant to fulfil, but because of societal, parental, peer and denominational influence, young folks are detrimented to keeping silent to WHO THEY ARE MEANT TO BECOME.

So, Global Impact Visionary Thinker Initiatives helps to build a predetermined future into reality.

I hope you are fine with this?

NELOC Media: Very well. I'm inspired.

Apart from Global Impact Visionary Thinkers  Initiatives, which other organization are you in? And state the aims.

Ayobami Omomeji: Okay.
First, The RAISE 'Preneur Group.
Aim- Raising Acute and Inspired Student for Exploits Supernaturally.

Second, The New Man Movement
Aim- Raising new men and re-dedication to destinies.

Third, Project Rescue Mission
Aim- Helping the less privilege and making them happy always. Leaving them better than we've met them

Fourth, YOULIFT
Aim- revealing the competency and buoyancy of the truth in Jesus and projecting business to another level

Fifth, Next generation of Leader Academy
Aim- where potential leader are hatched into breaking forth to there divine purpose

Sixth, ITWE(In touch with entertainment)
Aim- where raw talented are breeded and trained into becoming instruments for global use

NELOC Media: In all these, you might have faced a challenge in one way or the other. How did you overcome them?

Ayobami Omomeji: Yes. Definitely, I have. But, I kept on. I didn't loose focus.

God is the background, I'm the instrument(even when it's not ringing well).

NELOC Media: God is the background. That's true. How did He help you? We read about the saints of old, how they overcame.
What's your story? Please share it with us.

Ayobami Omomeji: My story.

It isn't a sad one though but challenging. It's like a Manifold story.

I was born into the christian home where my parents are pastor and leader in the church.

I was raised properly, went to morally good schools (Oyemekun Grammar School) in Ondo state. I was properly warned against the cruelty of our society and how to run away, far, from them all.

But, through all of this. I had a mind. A focus. Determination that exceeds my parents, friends and everyone around me, ever than they imagine.

I envisaged things that were crazy, unexpected, things people will tell me that I CAN NEVER ACHIEVE. Imagine, I ever thought of earning 1million when I was 15years, during my SSS 3 days.

After my secondary school days, I had issues with my mum especially about my course of choice, she had problem with that. I want Theatre Arts but she wants me to study International relations or Political Science. I battled with this for 2years, during this 2years struggle, I determined, stayed on my ground, because I was shaken, battered, talked badly too and people around me discouraged me, thank God I'm studying Theatre Arts today.

During this time of struggle and prior, I discovered my purpose and thank God, ideas and how to strategise on it, has been God's directives.

I had a very heinous life that I wouldn't share for personal reasons. But, see, my parents are happy, everyone that didn't believe in me are challenging and encouraging and they say 'They'd love to see me at the TOP'

All along, I had total dependence and all round instruction from God and I heeded. The journey hasn't stopped, i'll continuing to heed till eternity because, there's always a price for ardent  obedience especially from God.

Let me say this again. My father was a driver of my purpose, I'd boldly say my father has been a contribution to what I am becoming in the process.

Well, i overcame because I was obedient and i'll continue to overcome because I'm an freak to been obedient.

My life is a testimony.
NELOC Media: Wow! Inspiring

Ayobami Omomeji: Thank you ma'am.

NELOC Media: With all of these, Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

Ayobami Omomeji: A successful and sorted Entrepreneur making waves rightly.

One of the youngest global impacters that folks/people will point after, that HE was a blessing.

A successful settled Family man (if probably)
NELOC Media: (smiles)

Ayobami Omomeji: Definitely ma'am.

NELOC Media: What would you love to say to inspire young people out there?

Ayobami Omomeji: My simple verdict about life is this:

We don't need to be told what to do because we know what is right. Perhaps, a lot choose the way of perdition because of a temporal-destructive fun.

There's a way that seemeth right to a man, the end thereof.... DESTRUCTION.

Young folks, there's something within you that cries out for an outburst, you've got no choice than to explore because that singular gift in you is a massive solution to the world's problem.

So, definitely, We all can be a solution if we identify a problem (gift).

There's no one better than you, you're the best and you're unique.

In conclusion, put your trust, total trust in God. He's not a failed God. He will surely do, cry out to him.

Stay connected!

NELOC Media: Thanks for your time sir.


Poetry: Barren

No cries wake me up
In the middle of night
To ask for a tend


No tears raise me up
To bring out my breast
To show my fluid is needed

This my apt area has none in its fold
This my suitable space is so cold

Open and close I do to physicians' doors
In and out I step in clergymen's...
Their instructions, my daily habits
Their counsels, I eat like biscuits

Yet,
I grow thin inside
I'm famished

No hope comes from it
The tale I heard about Sarai
And one I heard of Hannah

Child of prayers
If you'll come, come now
Before my big bags and fat tummy
Are sent back...

© Omomeji Ayobami


Spiritual Cosmetics: The Prayer

Musing on things as the Spirit led her, Damie wanted to make another design for her picture quotes as she got an inspiration, but she couldn't because she was busy washing her clothes. Then she recalled that she haven't written any article.




"I am just clueless and dry" she was beginning to worry.




"You were clueless and dry dear. " the Holy Spirit corrected her. She was wondering why she got that answer, then she remembered that God has all things. Jesus' disciple can't be clueless and dry.



"Oh Lord, my Source of inspiration....", that was the only thing she said, the Holy Spirit finished it up. "....inspire me. teach me. let me act, let me preach. I pray"



"Does that ring a bell?" the Spirit asked. It was after this question that it dawned on her that she just prayed.


"Request granted. The inspiration is found in THE PRAYER". Then He taught her the prayer again and told her to write something from it. And yaay! That's what you're reading!

••••••


"What's the message?" she started racking her brain when she was through with her work. She's now with her pen and book.


"Take it to the Lord in prayer" the Spirit replied.


"Oh Lord, please..." she said as she thought that the Spirit instructed her to pray.


"Take it to the Lord in prayer. That's the message" the Spirit replied. "After noticing that you had a problem with writing, you recognised God as your Source [of inspiration] and you surrendered to Him to help you" He explained.
She was shocked.



Hello there, that was what I experienced [today]. Is there anything you are bothered with? Take it to your Source in prayer. He created you, He knew you before you were formed (Jeremiah 1:5). There's nothing too big for God to do, remember, He created the Heaven and earth [with everything in them]
Take it to the Lord in prayer.


Prayer is a sign of worship. It's telling God that He's the only Helper you have.


Prayer chases worry, hence it chases pain. No wonder why Joseph Scriven was inspired to sing this hymn-- What a Friend we have in Jesus.


1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear;
what a privilege to carry
Ev'rything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear-
All because we do not carry
Ev'rything to God in prayer.



2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a Friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev'ry weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.



3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In His arms He'll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there...



Are you blessed? Thank God for the inspiration and inspire others [through the sharing icon and the comment box]. Tell us in ways this has blessed you.


Thank you. Shalom!


New Man Movement gives out Literary Prize to Outstanding students

On 30th July, 2017, members of The New Man Movement gave out gift prizes to best students in literature from Junior to Senior Secondary School classes. The event which held at the Messiah High School, Akure had in attendance, parents, staff and students of the school amidst other distinguished guests.


While speaking, The President of The New Man Movement, Nelson Vincent mentioned that the motive of the prize gifts was to encourage the reading and study culture of students. He further included that the prize would be extended to other subjects very soon.

The Principal of the school, Evang. Mrs Stella Ajibola, while commending the efforts of the organization mentioned that the school would continually have her doors opened to welcome other programmes that would be of eternal benefit and growth to the students and the society at large. She thanked the President and members of the team which she revealed most of them to have graduated from the institution years ago.

See Pictures below.




Evolve Scientia: Life without The greens

Welcome to another evolve scientia release. I felt the dire need to
share my views on this amazing topic "Life without the greens".



Some days ago, while preparing for my laboratory work I noticed a
scale fell of my eyes as I observed the vegetation surrounding the
laboratory. Then I thought "Can I live without The greens??". I began
the quest and
these are my findings.




The greens are the plant cover of our Planet earth. Why are they useful?




They are basic food staples, land animals, fishes and man feed on
plants. Plants are used as state and national emblems as well,
including state flowers and state trees. Trees from ancient times are
famous and are revered. Plants hold world records as well. Often,
plants prominently figure in literature, religion and mythology





Some plants are useful in medicine in making drugs, concoctions and
anaesthetics for surgical operations.






Plants also provide animals with shelter, produce clothing material,
medicines, paper products, reduce noise levels and wind speed, reduce
water runoff and soil erosion. Coal is also produced from plant
materials that
were once alive.





Cash crops produce income for farmers. Peanut oil comes from peanuts,
corn oil comes from corn and olive oil comes from olive. Cash crops
also include
typical products of agriculture like rice, rye, wheat and corn. Cocoa
plants give us chocolate, coffee plants produce coffee and vanilla
plants produce vanilla flavoring.






Many beverages and drinks like tea and cola come from plants. Other
cash crops include cotton, vegetables, fruit, lumber and rubber from
trees. For an overall ecology, plants are also important. The roots
prevent soil erosion
and when plants undergo photosynthesis, they use up carbon dioxide and
give off oxygen, there by maintaining the oxygen cycle.











Emmanuel Araromi,
Biochemistry Department, Obafemi Awolowo University.

Poetry: Darkness Again

Like life's long lost and last battle
We live like leaves that fall from trees
With rushes and crushes
As unstable lilies
Lying on tracks of death

Man and Woman
What bargain?


Lord and Lucifer
Which to deal?


Wisdom and Folly
Which to pay?


The Grace and Law
Alternatives?


Life and Death
Negotiate?


To profit or lose
Which prevails?

New Man Movement partners with Flywaterz Media for Project SMILE '17


Got an inspiring story to share?

FLYWATERZ Media, in conjunction with The New Man Movement is set to launch a programme tagged
"PROJECT S.M.I.L.E"




The S.M.I.L.E" is an acronym for "Sharing my inspirational life experiences"




Project SMILE is a project which is based on young transformed individuals who have experienced total change, help and salvation through God's love and people who have gone through various life challenges and troubles but have been delivered through the mighty hands of God.




These people will reach out to men and women going through similar challenges all over the world with their touching and inspirational stories, giving them hope and inspiring them to believe that there is nothing impossible for God to do





Submissions for this project opens on August 7th, 2017 through September, 10th, 2017.




If you want to be part of this Season's project SMILE , please Send us your Story through any of our platforms:



Gmail: *flywaterz09@gmail.com


Or Whatsapp: +2348078924058

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This project is powered by The New Man Movement


Forgive this post! Happy New Month!

So, I read this post earlier this morning on whatsapp and I thought it wise to share!

My manners!

Let me wish you firstly, a Happy New Month. This month is a big one, I assure you...

Now, let's go to this article. It's on sex,a new dimension though...


Sex is dirty, so they said. So, they turned off all the lights and copulated in thick silence punctuated with barely audible moans and sighs while they secretly acquired stashes of erotic magazines and movies, gawking at images and videos of nude personalities seeming to have the time of their lives.

They told us sex is dirty so we could keep our thighs closed, zips locked, noses turned up in disgust and minds smitten in horror at the mere mention of the word.


That was until we found out somehow that it gives much more pleasure than ten bowls of chocolate ice cream garnished with a variety of nuts and coconut chippings. "Surely, something so thrilling cannot be dirty," we reasoned.


Deeper and deeper we sunk into all kinds of sexual addictions. Our experiments began with stolen kisses that got deeper until we unraveled our clothing and couldn't seem to extricate our limbs from the clutches in which we had been wrapped.


The world around us seemed to shrink in size as we stared at the erotic display of skin, sinews and skills in different sizes, shapes and motions. The more we remembered that our acts were forbidden, the more we were sucked in to the vortex of unending scenes and fantasies. Then, the actors invaded our mobile devices and mailboxes until we began to relish waking up to the bold invitations from "Cutebitch", "HotSandy", "BigZack", etc.


Our guilt deepened as we transited to self-stimulation on days and nights when we were too shy, afraid or depressed to find partners. Then we found our palms reaching to forbidden zones even when we were in public places, among friends, family and/or strangers. It didn't matter anymore. The urge to feel good and better about ourselves was greater than the fear of being caught in public.


On sober days, we wished we could open up to somebody. Not anybody, but someone who cared enough to hear us without condemnation. One who wouldn't heighten our sense of shame by feeding us the lie that sex is dirty because in the throes of passion, it didn't feel dirty. It felt sweet, good, beautiful, exciting, like ice cream, popcorn and a good movie after a stressful day. Like a sizeable mound of swallow and our favourite soup after a particularly difficult test... And that was why we couldn't stop. No matter how much we tried, we just couldn't stop.


Dear young friend, sex is sweet. Even in it's perverse form, it still feels good, very good. I know that it helps you let go of some tension when you feel hurt after being unduly criticized or ignored by those who claim to love you. It's where you run to when you feel like the world has moved on without you and you're stuck in the same spot year after year. It's the balm that soothes you when you are faced with a deep sense of inadequacy. It began with an experiment but is now a consuming addiction because even when your heart says no, your body and your mind say yes.

Now, you have accepted that you like it. You also need to know that it is sacred. It's like that special couch in your sitting room; that one that only your dad was allowed to sit on. Yeah, like that special beer mug that only your dad was allowed to drink from. You watched with longing every time he drank from it. You could feel the liquid slide down your throat whenever he drank from it at dinner. It wasn't dirty, it was sacred.

So, you stole gulps from it whenever you could until... the day it slid from your palms and crashed on the floor. Your crime no longer hidden, you had to face the penalty for crashing your dad's favourite mug. You could have waited till you were grown enough to have your own special mug but your greed was greater than reason.

That same greed is the reason you experiment with sex. Call it curiosity, fun, whatever. Truth remains that instead of sex, you could be playing football, a video game, writing a script, visiting friends, learning to play the guitar or engaging in many other things.

So next time you feel like stealing that sacred gift called sexual pleasure outside the confines of marriage, take a stroll, play a game, talk to someone trustworthy like Matthew Femi Adedoyin, Stella Eyuruntela Ashe, Ajewole Ayodeji or anyone within your circle who understands and won't victimise you. S/he doesn't have to be a pastor to help you get over your addiction but must have a pair of listening ears and a heart that truly cares.

I want to see you on the other side of freedom from sexual perversion. I know you can. I trust you. I love you.

-Ini Akpan


Gerontology: The advantages of Old Age

 Gerontology is the branch of science that deals with the problems of aged people. The aged  are very important in our societies . They are indispensible and will forever remain relevant to our societies.

When does old age begin?
The poet Dante believed old age started at 45. A survey of the British public concluded that it starts at 59 – the older the respondent, the greater the number of years they considered old. But the United Nations and most scientists define it as any age after 60.

Africans are very respectful. Most elderly are kept well and taken care of .For Koreans, the 60th and 70th birthdays are prominent life events, which are commemorated with large-scale family parties and feasts. As in Chinese culture, the universal expectation in Korea is that roles reverse once parents age, and that it is an adult child's duty — and an honorable one at that — to care for his or her parents

Like the Chinese and the Koreans, the Japanese prize filial piety and expect children to dutifully tend to their parents. But Japan also faces the unique problem of tending to an increasingly elderly population.
According to Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, 7.2 percent of the Japanese population will be 80 or older in 2020 (compared to 4.1 percent in the U.S.), which will likely lead to a host of new problems for the country. Adult diapers are already outselling baby diapers, and the pension system is on course to dry up.

1) Brain plasticity.  It was once believed that we were born with a certain number of brain cells that slowly died off as we age.  Science now knows that our brains continue to grow neurons as we age and can reshape itself in response to what it learns. Even learning to juggle, learn a new language or play an instrument can cause significant brain changes in hearing, memory and hand movements.  Plus, studies confirm that our vocabulary not only continues to grow as we do, it become richer and provides more subtle ways of expressing ourselves.  As long as we use it, we won’t lose it!


2) Less negativity—higher self esteem.  Researcher Ulrich Orth from the University of Basel studied thousands of 18 to 89 year olds and discovered that regardless of demographic and social status, the older we get the more negativity diminishes and the higher our self-esteem climbs. 

3) Clearer priorities.  Studies done by Michael Marsiske Ph.D. suggest that older adults tend to perceive time in a way that makes them “increasingly aware that our years on this Earth are limited.”   He goes on to say that, “This awareness helps explain the choices that older adults tend to make: to spend time with a smaller, tighter circle of friends and family, to pay more attention to good news than to bad news, and to seek out positive encounters and avoid negative ones.” In other words, aging helps us let go of the trivial and focus on what is most important.

So value the elderly.

Wisdomhill Devotional


A blessed morning beloved 



"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57" 



The apostle Paul is sure of the victory of the believer in Christ Jesus, therefore he said that if you are a Christian times may be difficult but be steadfast, unmovable, and abound always in the work of the Lord. 



God is faithful and will not allow your work go unrewarded. In other words, he said the keys to victory and rewards are steadfastness, persistence, and abounding in the work of Christ Jesus. 



Dear friends, do you want to live in victory and be rewarded for your work? The keys are listed above; use them and you will glad you did. 



Happy 1st Sunday in the month of August



_You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fulness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11_



@Wisdomhill2017


Walk The Talk: Gift Agu and The New Man Literary Prize


"I started writing far back at the age of five..." - Gift Agu, Winner, New Man Writing Contest, 2017.

Today, we bring to you, the moulding words of a nineteen year old. A story of literary bravery and courage
Join us as we Walk The Talk in the next few lines.

NELOC Media: Can we meet you?
Agu Gift: Well, I am Agu Gift Ihuoma.

NELOC Media: Wow! Lovely name. We would love to know more about you.
Agu Gift: (smiles) Thanks. I was born into the family of Mr and Mrs Ikechukwu Agu and  I'm from Umunekwuagbo in Isukwuato L.G.A. My State is Abia State and I graduated from Federal Government Girls College Umuahia.

NELOC Media: Wow!
Agu Gift: smiles. Yea

NELOC Media:  You're seeking admission right?
Agu Gift: Yes I am

NELOC Media: Wow! That's impressive.
NELOC Media: You recently got an extra feather to your cap. How did you feel when you were announced winner of The New Man Writing Contest, 2017?
Agu Gift: I must be honest, I was impressed beyond words. Its truly an honour.

NELOC Media: Your works are good. Keep it up.
Agu Gift: Thanks alot

NELOC Media: You are welcome. Tell us about your other achievements.
Agu Gift: Uhmm, I've been published in some international journals which includes Evergreen Journal which was actually my first. Then I also got published in other journals like International Poetry Journey in which the specific journal was titled Poetry from the heart and I was published also in the Tendai Mnwanaka's Best Poets for 2016 and also The 2017 New England Poetry Anthology and of course the winner of The New Man Writing Contest

NELOC Media: This list is impressive
Agu Gift: Thanks

NELOC Media: What are your aspirations for the future, say next ten years?
Agu Gift: Be our strength
Agu Gift: By then I aspire to be a well known author, I've always wanted to be able to beat Chimamanda Adichie and by then I hope to do that. I also aspire to be a fulfilled Nurse by then have a wonderful family of my own and of course I aspire to have touched more than a thousand lives through my work

NELOC Media: Tell us other things about you... the things you do apart from writing.
Agu Gift: Well to be honest wah I do mostly is writing but when I am not writing, I tend to read because it widens my horizons. So apart from writing, I read and uhmm...for fun, I hang out with friends.

NELOC Media:  Smiles
NELOC Media: Over your dreams and aspirations, What is your greatest fear?
Agu Gift: (thinking) my greatest fear is not being able to at last fulfill my dreams and aspirations.
NELOC Media: What inspires your writing?
Agu Gift: I must be honest, my greatest inspiration is my best friend. But other things inspire me like nature, my mood, things around me, songs. I almost draw my inspiration from everything.
NELOC Media:  Wow! From everything. That's good.
Agu Gift: Yea
NELOC Media: Who is your best friend?
NELOC Media: I mean, your inspiration
Agu Gift: Okay
Agu Gift: My best friend's name is Kingsley John. He has been my best source of inspiration.
NELOC Media: Could you please tell us how?
Agu Gift: Uhmm...my best friend is a kind of person who is always compassionate and always cares for people around him. He touches lives even without knowing it. When I see him do these things, an inspiration just comes and I would fell like writing about whatever it was he did that day.
NELOC Media:  Wow! This is a pointer for everyone to do good. We do not know who we inspire indirectly.
Agu Gift: Exactly
NELOC Media: When did you start writing?
Agu Gift: As far as I can remember, when I was 5
NELOC Media: Wow! Five years? That's impressive.
Agu Gift: smiles yea, thanks
NELOC Media: You're welcome. Thank you for your time. Please what would you love to say to encourage other writers?
Agu Gift: I would say that we one of d most creative people in the world so we should always strive to bless others because one way or the other we are angels touching peoples lives through our work. I would love to tell my fellow writers out there to keep their pen rolling and the Lord shall surely be our as far as we keep being determined and Strong.
NELOC Media: Thank you.




For details about The New Man Writing Contest, please visit www.thenewman.org.ng

Blank Titles, Blank hearts

Today, I fear that someone is missing. One person who has always looked up to me and looked forward to my posts. I find him/her distance away from me.

Deal with the cause

Have you lost anything? Please trace its source. Know why you lost it. That's a way to recover it, if recovery is possible.

Doctors don't just prescribe drug(s) based on a symptom. They seek to know what caused the symptom(s), else they would give the wrong drug(s) which might worsen the situation.
Failure to identify the source will only multiply the losses. Losses can come in any form e.g. Break in a personal fellowship with God, bad health, loss of material things, stagnation, etc.


I present to you the story of a lady who went to a camp but didn't keep her luggage rightly. She first lost it to a lady who gave her back after a day with everything still intact. Afterwards, she dropped it somewhere, thinking that she would pick it up later. This thought was in opposition to the instruction given to her by the inner spirit. She disobeyed, hence, she lost it again.
By the time she found it, all her money had gone. Then, she cursed the thief in the name of Jesus.
The story is somehow right? I know. Just learn the lessons.

Men fell because of SIN (Simple Instruction Neglected). We were brought back. We still fall again because we repeat the same mistake. How pathetic!

We read of the mistakes made by people in the Bible, yet we repeat these mistakes. The stories written in the Bible are not just stories, but also great lessons. 1 Corinthians 10:11 says, "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."\

The lady in the story above lost her luggage (she fell). Somebody gave her back (she was brought back). But she lost it again.

Now get this; she was given the grace to amend her ways when the inner spirit told her to keep it. She frustrated the grace instead of her to grow in it through obedience. Hence, she lost it. She made another mistake when she didn't know why she was suffering. She even condemned the thief.
Brethren, the chief of thieves is condemned already, likewise his cohorts. They are just the symptoms, showing people that they have not been behaving wisely. You should be more concerned on how/why they pull you down in the first place. After that, behave wisely by following godly instruction. Ask for grace.

P. S.: This post is not for people like Job, but for those who lost something as a result of neglecting simple instruction(s). And you know yourself. It will be more pathetic if you don't change after reading this. Grow in grace, don't frustrate it. His grace is sufficient.

Shalom!

Damilola Funso-Adu Deborah

Watchfulness: a prerequisite

Bible Text=>Matthew 25:1-13

God was silent for 400 years. His silence doesn't mean that He won't do His will or what He has written won't come to pass. This is because He honours His word more than His name (Psalm 138:2) and none of His word will go unfulfilled (Matthew 24:35).
He is very committed to His promises (Psalm 89:34)

That Jesus' hasn't returned doesn't mean He won't come, neither was He drunk when He said so as some people presume. He hasn't come back because of His long-suffering and He wants the gospel to be preached to everybody so that there will be no excuse (Matthew 24:14)

In Matthew 24, the disciples of Jesus asked him about the signs of His Second Coming. He supplied the answer and also gave them one of the prerequisites, which He buttressed in Matthew 25.

One of the prerequisites is watchfulness.

Today, I will discuss the parable of the virgins.

The virgins were holy, as only those that are holy can meet the bridegroom. Just like the Christians today, they were given the chance to meet the bridegroom. Some were foolish because they were unprepared (this should point to us that there are fiolish Christians). The other virgins were wise because they took extra oil. Before you could take something extra, you would be watchful and thus take precaution that what you have may not be enough. They were cautious of the coming of the bridegroom and they acted.

The question is: will He meet me prepared [like the wise virgins]?

The reason why "like the wise virgins" is in square brackets is this: it's not as though the foolish ones didn't prepare, but they were not FULLY PREPARED because they were not watchful.

It's just as we have it today. We all prepare as we go to church [for spirit-lifting programmes], we fast and pray, etc. Aren't we just doing these things of the spirit so as to fulfill earthly purpose? Are we doing it as part of the preparation for Jesus' coming?

We often say "Jesus is coming soon", but do we let the the meaning of those words make us act?
The actions include:
*watchfulness: you'll be watchful of what you say, how you act, your motives and thoughts because you don't know the time He'll come. You can only do effectively this through the HOLY GHOST (the oil). NEVER GO WITHOUT HIM LIKE THE FOOLISH VIRGINS.
*evangelism: we have many souls out there but the time is short. You'll use the cautiousness of Jesus coming to reach them.
*spiritual things eg, prayer and fasting: remember, the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, we need this so as to end well.

For this write-up to be meaningful, please examine yourself, why do you do spiritual things?

Our affection should be on things above, not on earth (Colossians 3:2). We should do spiritual things so that we'll be counted worthy, then, all other things will be added unto us (Matthew 6:33).

Do not prepare like the foolish virgins. Be watchful by fellowshipping with the spirit always. Pray for the grace to be watchful.

[To be continued]

Shalom!


Babaship: For Fathers!


"Babaship" is the award
And 'tis so great a glory
To have many or one ward
to whom is given the baton and the story

Ba'mi

Congratulations!

It's not easy to be awarded "Babaship"

All men are males
But not all men are  Fathers.


If you worth Babaship, do step forward...

Happy Fathers Day!
(Babaship- Fatherhood)

Nelson Vincent (c) 2016

New Man Movement organises second annual online seminar- The Making of Men.

The Making of Men


The inner workings of 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Ephesians 4:24 is an

explanation of the Spirit.