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10-year old girl launches two books

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L-R: Toni Kan, guest speaker; Munachi Mbonu, author of the books title “ Concealed and The Child of Destiny”, her mother Ify Mbonu, and Nicolas Okoye, president/CEO, Anabel Group, during the books presentation in Lagos.

 

It was a gathering of A lists authors, book aficionados, and captains of industries at the Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos to launch two books written by 10-year old Munachi Mbonu.

The books, Concealed and Chidubem: A child of destiny  were products of leisurely exercises by the Year Six pupil of Grande Oakbridge Montessori School, Osapa London, Lekki, which she wrote to entertain her cousins until her mother, Ifeoma, urged her to seek a wider audience.

Munachi said Concealed, centered on a group of young friends in school learning what is valuable and love, was inspired by TV drama series, Friends; while Chidubem, which features a boy adapting to city life after relocating from the village, was influenced by her interactions with her cousins who had similar experience.

“When the house is noisy, my Mummy tells us to go to our rooms and read and do book reviews. She doesn’t like us watching the TV for long periods. I started writing stories and giving them to my cousin’s to read.

“The first book was from TV drama shows; the second book was inspired by my cousins who moved from the village to Lagos. They did not like some things we liked here but were willing to learn new things and adapt,” she said.

Munachi’s Mum said the girl started writing at seven.

“She’s been writing from seven. I got her first laptop at five.  So she would sketch some things and write about them. At age seven, she started writing.  During the holidays I buy a lot of books and tell her to do a book review.  She has written about five or six books.

Ms Mbonu said she thought the books were ripe for publishing because she enjoyed reading them as an adult.

“When I read Chidumbem, it was really funny.  I was laughing.  I told her that older people needed to read her books, not just her cousins.  She was scared at first but I encouraged her.  We met with an editor who saw the manuscript and she was impressed,” said Ms Mbonu.

Advising other parents, Ms Mbonu urged parents to invest in their wards.

“I will advise parents to invest in their children first before investing for their children.  Expose a child to multiple activities and through that you know what the child likes,” she said.

Guest of honour at the launch, Tony Kan, popular writer and poet, who started writing at 11, urged Munachi’s parents to support her.

He shared how he ended up studying English at the University of Jos after three failures to get in for Medicine.  He also said his love for writing had taken him all over the world.

“I wanted to study Medicine at the University of Jos.  I was admitted for Chemistry, the first time, then Biochemistry, then Microbiology.  My uncle then asked what I wanted to do, and I opted for English.  In the first year, we had a reading list of 48 books.  I had read 47 of them.

I want to say to Mum and Dad, this girl is doing something great; encourage her.  I have traveled all over the world but I have never bought a ticket in my life.  I get invitations from people because of my books,” he said.

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Prophecy confirmation! How Bro. Joshua Iginla prophesied about Buhari, defection saga

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Interestingly, one of the major prophecies of popular Abuja based Prophet, Bro. Joshua Iginla for 2018 has been confirmed. The internationally acclaimed prophet predicted thrice about the gales of defections rocking the major Political party in Nigeria, APC.

The clergy who is noted for his prophetic prowess and confirmation was on record to have been the first person to accurately warned him about the crises rocking his government.

On the 2nd of April, 2017 during a live service at champions Royal Assembly in Abuja, God’s servant while speaking prophetically about the political events that will unfold in 2018, he said we should pray for our country that a lot of political drama would unfold in the month of May, June, July and August.

Secondly, on the 7th of January, 2018 he specifically revealed that there will be massive defection from the ruling party and that alot of people will leave the president.

“In my vision, I saw his Excellency our great president in a big boat surrounded by men. They were sailing with him and when they got to the middle of the sea in this vision, there was a big temptest and the ship was shaking and I saw those around him who are supposed to help him put on life jacket and left him”.

“God said I should say to him, there are so many judases , betrayals and snakes around him. , They want him to fail, and they are already planning for him to sink. If you will ask what the mind of God is, please, leave 2019 for another person.

God has used his Excellency to do wonderful things in the country. He has fought corruption than anyone has done. He has fulfilled his agenda. if you ask me Mr President….the judases around you cannot make you to fulfil the remaining mandate. They will leave you In the midst of this boat, whether you don’t believe me, this is the mind of God.

How do you survive when you have so many judases , you have so many snakes. I’m not a politician, I’m a messenger of God, what I see is what I will say’’.

Again on the 9th of April 2018 while ministering live, the Man of God explained clearly the political drama that will unfold in APC.

He said the ship of of the Ruling party will soon Rock and that it will rock very high. He stated categorically that will rock until it becomes scanty and that attempt at reconciliation will not be effective.

Furthermore, he predicted that the main arrow head who is like a political icon in the party will step aside and decamp with several followers joining him. He warned that they should not despise him else he will set everything on fire..

And true to his word, APC is currently swimming in series of crises as many top politicians are abandoning the President’s boat (APC) by defecting to other parties . The major one is the mass defection in the Senate, House of Assembly and some governors amongst whom are the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state.

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Avoid Arik Airline, Tonto Dike tells Nigerians

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Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has criticised Arik Airline for delaying her flight to Port Harcourt and making her lose millions of Naira.

The actress was due to travel by 10:30 a.m. but had her flight postponed to 6pm.

Describing the airline as ‘shitty, lazy and destiny killers’ the controversial actress on Instagram urged Nigerians to avoid the airline.

She wrote, ”Thank you so much for making hard working Nigerians lose their hard earn money and income all because we choose to fly/trust with you? I bought an early flight because I had an early appointment I couldn’t afford to miss but thanks to your shitty services I am forced to loose millions of Naria and disappoint a multitude of people.

”You don’t deserve to be in operation. You are very lazy, your services are weak,horrible and unprofessional and above all you are a destiny killer and time waster. Dear Arik, you are disrespectful.

“Dear Arik, using you is a waste of my time. But be sure that now advocate for #saynotoarikline aka #destinykillers. How the hell do you change a flight scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 6p.m?

”After delaying the flight for an hour, ooops my bad wasn’t Arik the airline that made a bride miss her own wedding last year or so?”

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Not yet a wedding bell in Ooni’s Palace

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The Palace of Ooni of Ile Ife has refuted the news going viral that the revered monarch, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, is set to take as wife the co-convener of Hope Alive, Miss Temitope Adesegun.

The palace stated that the news, apparently sponsored by some unscrupulous elements, is nothing but an element of farce and falsehood.

“The Palace notes with regret the claim and others provoking the most heated rumours of exotic voyage with the Royalty and dismisses it unequivocally. The Palace advises the media to verify from the Palace before publication,” the statement read.

Reacting to the news, Prince Jide Fadairo, CEO, House of Oduduwa Foundation and husband of Princess Folasade, the monarch’s eldest sister, said the report was a fairytale gone too far.
“Ooni’s marriage cannot be done secretly, it involves not only the Royal family, but Yoruba custom and a lot of elders and our tradition are to be taken into cognisance. Please dismiss the story, it is another fake news,” Fadairo said.

He added that the time is not propitious for the monarch who is immersed in the renaissance of Yoruba culture and promotion of the race’s customs and traditions globally.

“That’s not on His Imperial Majesty’s mind. Marriage is not something he wants to do right away. Many names have been bandied around but I can tell you they are all false, just like this case,” he said.

Another confidant and friend of Ooni, Mr. Muyiwa Leroy Afolabi corroborated Fadairo.

“Kabiyesi will carry every Ile-Ife’s sons and daughters along whenever it’s time to pick another Olori (Queen) for us.
Let’s always verify the facts before sharing,” Afolabi said.

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