Tambuwal asks Court to jail IG of Police, Suleiman Abba, for contempt

599x375xAMINU-TAMBUWAL-SPEAKER-HOUSE-OF-REPRESENTATIVES-happy1.jpg.pagespeed.ic.4x5PZzSx7vThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has asked the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, to commit the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Suleiman Abba, to jail for disobeying an order made by the court.

The IGP had last week ordered police officers to take over the National Assembly complex to “prevent thugs from taking over the complex”.

In a suit filed by Mr. Tambuwal over his position as the speaker after he defected to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, Justice Ahmed Muhammed who is trying the case, ordered that all parties should maintain the status quo, implying that Mr. Tambuwal stays put on his seat as speaker till the court takes a decision on the matter.

Relying on two grounds, Mr. Tambuwal, Friday, represented by Lateef Fagbemi a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, said the IG should be charged for contempt after he directed his men to stop the plaintiff from gaining access to the premises of the National Assembly despite an earlier order by the court that all parties must maintain the status quo pending the determination of the substantive suit seeking interpretation of his status as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Tambuwal equally informed the court that by the IGP’s refusal to recognize him as Speaker of the House when he appeared before a committee of the House of Representatives, last Monday, the IG constituted himself “to be the complainant, the judge and the executioner in a matter where a restraining order has already been issued by the judge”.

Justice Muhammed, ruling on the exparte application, ordered Mr. Tambuwal’s counsel to serve the motion on notice on the IG’s lawyers for response.

Justice Muhammed then adjourned the matter to December 1 for a ruling on whether some interested parties, notably the Executive Chairman of Tambuwal Local Government Authority and a member representing Tambuwal West constituency in the Sokoto State House of Assembly, can be joined in the suit.

Walking in Love Benefit 3

Walking in Love Benefit 3


You can live without Strife
 
(Mat 5:23,24 ) Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
This morning we continue to wind down our series, “You think you know what Love is?” We are closing out the series with a few benefits of walking in God’s love. Let’s look at another great benefit of walking in love: when you love God you don’t live a life full of strife.
The word strife means: violent conflict, contention, discord. We all know people that live this way; people that are always looking for ways to get upset, to argue, to get offended, and to stay offended. It is sad to say, but there are believers that live this way. This is why this series was about teaching believers to walk and abide in love. When we learn to walk in the love of God we are not easily offended. Offense is a choice and we simply choose not to get offended and if we ever get to the point where we get upset, we quickly deal with the matter and move on. Believers who walk in love are people that are quick to forgive, slow to take offense, and never looking to cause problems. Let me give you three reasons why those of us that walk in love can live strife-free lives:
1.  We deal with issues quickly: Jesus said, “But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift” (Mat 5:22-24). When we walk in love we don’t go around calling people names, we are not looking for ways to cause trouble, and if we ever realize that there is an issue between us and another, we are quick to go to that person and make every effort to fix the situation.
2.  We treat others the way we want to be treated: Jesus said, “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behaviour: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them…” (Mat 7:12). When you walk with God you quickly learn that the Kingdom of God operates by the principle of sowing and reaping. If you sow discord, trouble, and strife you will reap discord, trouble, and strife. However, if you sow forgiveness, peace, and harmony you will reap forgiveness, peace, and harmony. The same is true with anything else. We will reap whatever we sow. Those of us that walk in love have learned to treat others – even those that are hard to deal with – the way that we want to be treated.
3.  We keep our focus on God: Isaiah said, “You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You” (Isaiah 26:3). The person that walks in love keeps his trust and focus completely on God. We must all realize that humans are finite and flawed beings. People will fail you, but God never will. When you walk in love and you keep your focus on Him you can treat others well – even those that are difficult to love – because your focus is on God and not them.
So what does this mean to you today? It means that when you walk in love you can literally live a life that is free from strife, bitterness, resentment, and unnecessary stress. Isn’t that a better way to live? Start walking in love today!
Confession for this day: Lord God, I love You with all my heart and my love for You propels me to love others. I don’t live a life of strife and bitterness. I live a strife-free life. I am quick to forgive and slow to take offense. I am always looking for ways to be a blessing and not a burden. I enjoy my life and I walk around with a smile on my face, a song in my heart, and a spring in my step.
In Jesus’ name.
  Amen!

Antonio Valencia happy to be a team player

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Antonio Valencia insists he is willing to play wherever he is needed if it helps to assuage Manchester United’s current injury problems.

The Ecuadorian was deployed at wing-back in last weekend’s win over Arsenal, having been used as a conventional right-back in the two games before that.

He’s also played in his customary winger role and even central midfield so far this term, demonstrating a useful versatility with so many of his team-mates sidelined at one point or another.

The 29-year-old told United Review, the club’s official matchday programme: “The manager has decided to play me in a number of positions: sometimes right-back, sometimes wide midfield, other times in central midfield. These are decisions he takes and what I do is take them on board and put them into practice.

“You have to really concentrate for the entire 90 minutes [at right-back]. You can’t afford to make any kind of mistake because, if you do, the forwards you are up against are then in on your goal.”

He continued: “We are having a run of bad luck at the moment with injuries, where we always seem to have a few players out, but we’re hoping that before we reach the halfway point in the season we’ll have everyone back and we can go on to pick up enough points to get us firmly in the top three or four.”

Valencia is poised to make his 200th United appearance in Saturday’s home game against Hull City, who are managed by his former manager at Wigan Athletic – and ex-Reds skipper – Steve Bruce.

“He’s a really great manager,” Valencia said. “He was in charge towards the end of my time at Wigan, after Paul Jewell left. He’s tough when he needs to be and I’m very grateful for everything he did for me. I’m just hoping we can get the better of him on Saturday.”

Ambassador of Christ Part-4. imaolanews

Ambassador of Christ Part – 4 Isaiah 12:4-6 – “Praise the Lord, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples,
Make mention that His name is exalted. Sing tothe Lord, For He has done excellent things;
This is knownin all the earth. Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, For great isthe Holy One of Israel in your midst!” In Part-3, weread about the man who had demons and how he was set free by Jesus (Mark 5: 1-13).  When he attained his proper frame of mindthrough Jesus, he did not rest.  He didnot go to a seminary, but the Bible says that “he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis all that Jesus had done forhim” (Mark 5:20). The Decapolis(“Ten Cities”) was a group of ten cities on the eastern frontier of theRoman Empire in Judea and Syria. Imagine his joy, his ecstasy to go into tencities and proclaim the Glory of God. What was this man talking about?…. He was talking about the mercy ofGod, the love of God, and that God loves us no matter what has happened in ourpast lives; he wants to cancel all our past and give us a future.  Amen. 
2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scriptureis given by inspiration of God,and is profitable for doctrine,for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man ofGod may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
 That’sexactly what Peter and Paul were doing after the death and resurrection ofJesus.   They preached the word of God tochange people’s hardened hearts and make them to reconcile with God.  The Bible is a sure guide to eternal life. The prophets and apostles did not speak theirown thoughts, but delivered what they received from God. There is something in the Scriptures suitablefor every case.  This ministry ofReconciliation is given to each one of us. Just as Jesus and the apostles spoke, when we speak the Word of God, ourhardened hearts are broken and we receive the love of Christ. Praise God!1 Corinthians 1:27-29 – But God chose what is foolish in the world toshame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; Godchose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bringto nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presenceof God.