Mysterious ‘Evil’ Ring Eating Away Boy’s Hand, Refuses to Come Off (PHOTOS)

In avery bizarre tale that could only be likened to a hollywood movie, the finger of a Ghanaian 19-year-old boy may have to be chopped off because a mysterious ring stuck on his index finger has been eating into his flesh, it has been reported.

According to a report by Starrfmonline Thursday, the boy, Eric Buabeng, found the ring by the roadside on his way home from church last November and picked it up.
Buabeng reportedly slipped the ring on his right index finger when he got home and felt the ring tightening mysteriously around his finger.

Since then, all efforts to remove the ring have been futile, including visits to the 37 Military Hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospitals and numerous Churches to have what is believed to be a demonic ring removed.

He said:

 “I don’t know the type of ring but it was like a golden ring and it was shining on my hand. When I picked it up, my hand was shaking and when I tried to throw it away, I could not because my hand was shaking and something forced me not to throw it away and I could hear some voice asking me to go home.

“When I took it home, I sat on my bed and put it on my hand but when I tried to remove it, I could not and it’s on my right index finger and now I cannot sleep when I go to bed.

“Now I hear voices asking me to come out of my room at night. I have been hearing human voices in my ears but I cannot see them”.
“When I took it home, I sat on my bed and put it on my hand but when I tried to remove it, I could not and it’s on my right index finger and now I cannot sleep when I go to bed.
“Now I hear voices asking me to come out of my room at night. I have been hearing human voices in my ears but I cannot see them”.

Buanbeng’s father, who is said to have been devastated by the development, is pleading with kindhearted individuals to help him financially to carry out the operation to free his son from the evil ornament, the Starrfmonline report added.

Terrorists disguised as women apprehended in Baga

The Nigerian military released a statement today saying that during their search of Baga, Borno state following their recapture of the city, they found and arrested some terrorists dressed as women. Find the military press statement below and more photos after the cut…

“The cordon and search in Baga has revealed some terrorists disguising as women.  The searches are also yielding more discoveries of arms especially bombs hidden in various locations, especially Baga town. Apart from those captured in the course of fighting, many arrests of terrorists hiding in the town are being made and troops are still busy interrogating the suspects.

Meanwhile, in furtherance of the mission to clear terrorists from all their enclaves by the military, the Nigerian Air Force has stepped up its air bombardment of identified targets in Gwoza, Bama and Sambisa forest, preparatory to other phases of the mission. The air strikes have been highly successful as they achieved the aims, hitting vital targets with required precision.  Terrorists are now in disarray as they scamper to escape from the impact of air bombardment of their locations in the forest.

Having successfully liberated Baga where the terrorists have been marauding, the troops’ attention has now been focused on consolidation of the security of the area to pave way for return of citizens.

Australian mining giant BHP just told the market exactly why oil prices are going lower

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Oil prices have been volatile of late, but a number of banks and commenters have said that oil prices are going lower.

In its half-year earnings release on Monday, Australian mining giant told the market exactly why:

In response to weaker prices, [BHP] will reduce its Onshore US operated rig count from 26 at period end to 16 by the end of the 2015 financial year. The majority of the revised drilling program will be focused on our liquids rich Black Hawk acreage with activity in the Permian and Hawkville limited to the retention of core acreage. The Company’s dry gas development program will be reduced to one operated rig in the Haynesville, with a focus on continued drilling and completions optimisation ahead of full field development. The reduction in drilling activity will not impact 2015 financial year production guidance and we remain confident that shale liquids volumes will rise by approximately 50 per cent in the period.

So what BHP is saying here is that while it is going to shut down a number of its oil rigs this year, production isn’t going to decline, doing little to change the market dynamics that have led to the oil price crash.

The general thesis for lower prices is basically this: lower prices have resulted from an oversupply of the oil market. Meanwhile, oil production from OPEC and the US shale markets hasn’t slowed down at all.

And so even with US rig counts plummeting in the US over the last few months, production figures haven’t been tempered, as BHP’s announcement makes clear.

In its earnings announcement, BHP also said that it expects to reduce its capital expenses in its US oil drilling program by 15% to $3.4 billion in 2015, with these expenses expected to fall further to $2.2 billion in 2016.

Back in January, BHP said it would shut down 40% of its US shale oil rigs by the end of its fiscal year.

Knowing God Through His Word 3: The Parable of the Sower 2

Message: Knowing God For Yourself 5. Knowing God Through His Word 3: The Parable of the Sower 2

Preacher: Pastor Yakubu Yola

References: Matthew 13:1-23

Last week Sunday, we started a study on ‘The Parable of the Sower’ in Matthew 13:1-23,today we take a close look at the remaining kinds of soil:

3. The Thorny Soil, and

4. The Good Soil

The Thorny Soil:

“Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.”Matthew 13:12

People in this category make all effort to hold on to the Word of God and at the same time partake of the world; he holds on to the thorns of the world.

Persons in this group still do those things they used to do before they got born-again: a little here (Word of God) and a little there (Worldly Cares).

The ‘Thorny Soil’ takes counsel from the Church and from the world, but they soon become like the Stony Soil with Time and not being exposed to the Word of God.

This ground looks good, but the seeds of thorns are in it which might be un-seen during sowing. These seeds of thorns are cares of the world; worldliness.

The mindset of these people is to do things the way worldly people do them; after their culture and beliefs. But the Bible warns against such

“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted…Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men…”

Colossians 2:6-8

The Good Soil:

“But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”Matthew 13:23

This Soil has been worked on, prepared and, it is producing fruits.

It has the following characteristics:

1. Readiness to do the Word of God

2. Continuous obedient to the Word of God.

3. Values the Word of God.

4. He listens to the Word of God with a work to do; Doer of the Work.

5. Guided and lives by Scriptures.

The season of bearing fruits does come, question is ‘What soil are you?’

Any that does not produce will get uprooted. May God give us the grace to be productive in Jesus name.

Read Phil. 4:6; Luke 16:10; 1 Tim. 6:7-8; 2 Cor. 5:16; Rom. 12:1; Phil. 3:8, 12; 1 Tim. 6:6

You can get this message on audio and video formats in the Church Office.

I am 63, and I have slept with 3,000 men” – woman tells her story

Until the age of 28, Marie Calvert had only ever had sex with one man, her husband Barry. Then she took up swinging and everything changed. The body count went from 1 to 3,000. In fact, she claims that one night, she slept with 14 men. Marie, now 63, tells her epic story below…

It was the night I slept with 14 men that I first started to try to work out how many partners I’ve been with. The truth is, I’m not sure. My conservative estimate is about 100 guys a year for more than three decades. I’m 63 now and I’ve slowed down a little – but only a little. Why do I do it? Having sex isn’t something I do for a living, but it is my passion. It’s the most enjoyable, exhilarating, satisfying way to spend your time. Some women like yoga, some like badminton. I like carnality.

I am actually married. Barry and I have been together since I was 15 – we wed when I was 19, have two grandchildren, and he’s my world. But neither of us puts sex on a pedestal. We see it for what it is: separate from love. It’s not natural to stick with one sexual partner for 60 years. Life is about experimenting and experiencing, and that’s what we do. Barry goes with other women. I don’t get jealous because I know he loves me. Until the age of 28, I’d only been with him and we had a terrific sex life, but one day he brought home a swingers’ magazine he’d picked up from a workmate. He sort of joked we should try it; I told him not to be daft, and he never mentioned it again.

But I kept looking at the mag and imagining how fun it might be. Eventually I told him we should give it a go. He looked like a kid at Christmas. The first couple we met – through the listings in that magazine – were university lecturers in their 40s, and I still remember driving to their home that Friday. Barry stopped the car and said, “Are we sure about this?” We were so nervous, but we were also insanely excited. I said we’d try it once and see how it went. And it went… joyously.

As soon as we met them I was flirting with the guy. John was sophisticated and handsome, and over dinner there was this intense chemistry. Afterwards, there were a few minutes when just he and I were in the living room, and I thought it was now or never so I kissed him, and that was that. By the time Barry came in with John’s wife, we were otherwise engaged. I remember looking at Barry’s face and seeing a big smile come over it; I knew everything would be fine, and that life had changed for ever.

We became committed swingers, spending weekends meeting up with couples or going to parties to swap partners. Suddenly everything was exciting. You’d be at work, and you’d think about what you were up to that evening and it sent a shiver down your spine. Some couples – like John and his wife – would become close friends, even when the sex stopped. Others you’d see only once. The night I slept with 14 men was at a swingers’ party in Manchester. I remember driving there feeling almost uncontrollably lustful. The next day I felt achy, in that lovely way, like when you’ve been to the gym.

In 1997, we decided to open a swingers’ club in Sheffield. We were fed up with work and wanted to do something we were passionate about. It’s still thriving today. We never have sex during opening hours – it’s our business and we’re professional about it. But, of course, when the place shuts, we’ve got an entire club full of facilities – and an ever-growing circle of open-minded couples – to play with. It’s not all been perfect, of course. Not every lover is attentive. I remember in my 40s going with an 18-year-old, just to see what it would be like. Quick was the answer.

We’re safety-conscious and I’ve never felt in any danger. Barry is normally in the same room or not far away. I’ve recently had a knee operation, which means I’m walking with a stick, so I’m taking it easy. I had only three lovers last year. I still have the same sex drive but I’m more relaxed now. I’m not someone who’s ever going to dress like a woman half her age just to get attention. But if guys still find me attractive – well, why not? People ask if we have any regrets and we do – we wish we’d found that mag five or six years earlier.

Culled from UK Guardian

EFCC Arraigns Lawyer For N117m Fraud

Find the EFCC press statement below…

A legal practitioner, Barrister Babatunde Ojo, was on Monday, February 16, 2015 arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, on a 48-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, forgery and issuance of dud cheques. Ojo allegedly used his company, Amberville Communications Limited, to obtain the sum of N117, 350, 000.00 (One Hundred and Seventeen Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) from Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Awodiya of First Hebron Homes and Investment Limited in the guise of allocating 50 shops at HFP Eastline Shopping Complex, Ajah, Lagos, to them.

The victim was allegedly linked to Ojo by one of the directors of the Shopping Complex. He was told that, the amount per shop was N4, 000,000 (Four Million Naira only) , with Fifty (50) shops, costing N200, 000,000 (Two Hundred Million Naira only). The victim negotiated for 50 shops but paid a deposit of N117, 350, 000.00 (One Hundred and Seventeen Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira). However, the director that linked the victim with Ojo later denied knowledge of any transaction for sale of shops with the suspect, and invariably debunked claims of having received payment from the suspect.

All efforts to get a refund of the money paid for the shops proved abortive. One of the charges read: “Babatunde Ojo and Amberville Communications Limited, on or about the 13th day of April, 2010 at Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N15, 000,000 (Fifteen Million Naira) from Awodiya Olusegun Mathew under the false pretence that the money was part payment for purchase of fifty (50) shops from HFP Engineering Limited at HFP Eastline Shopping Complex, KM 26, Epe Expressway, Ajah, which representation you knew to be false”. When the charges were read to the accused person, he pleaded not guilty.

Prosecuting counsel, Vera Agboje prayed the court for a trial date and that the defendant be remanded in prison custody. However, defence counsel, R. U. Nnamani urged the court to allow her present application for bail at the next adjourned date and applied that the suspect be remanded in EFCC custody. Justice Ipaye, however, ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum prison and adjourned the matter till March, 18 and 19, 2015 for trial.

Media & Publicity 16th February, 2015