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PRAYER FOR THE NATION: GRACE NATION BEGINS 21 DAYS PRAYER AND FASTING SESSION

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–there’s nothing Jesus Christ cannot change or control… Dr Chris Okafor
All is sets for a 21 days prayer and fasting session for the Nation and all it citizens Holding at the Grace Nation international worldwide aka Liberation city, the children of God will come together to pray for a better year ahead
According to the senior pastor of the church and the Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor, the prayer and fasting session is aimed at praying for the Nation as a whole and to seek a divine fruitful year 2022.
The prayer and fasting session will begin on January 16th- Feb 5th 20022 at all the Grace Nation outlets across the Globe, the clergy remarked.

In his sermon at the Midweek Prophecy, Healing and Deliverance {PHD} service on Thursday 13th January 2022 at the International Headquarters of Grace Nation Worldwide , 9-12 liberation close, Oshofisan street, off Edozie street by Ereke bus stop ojodu Berger Lagos Nigeria, the Man of God who Teach on the Topic BREAKING THE YORK OF LABAN {Part 2} said Laban works in different ways in the life of Men, he emphasized that Poverty, sickness or weak health, Barrier of Promises and fails are all variance of Laban in human life’s, the oracle of God as he is fondly called by faithful said one of the surest way to break out from the barrier of Laban as a Christians is through the intervention of the Holy spirit and you can only seek for the mercy of the Holy Spirit through Prayers.

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These and more are the reason we will be waiting on the lord for 21 days through prayers and fasting in order to break out from the spirit of Laban ravaging the Nation, Prayer is the Key to total transformation we all envisage in the Country, there is nothing Jesus Christ cannot change nor control, we as a Christians are mindful of this year 2022 and 2023, particularly 2023 when the next national Election and transition to another government we come up, we believe God alone can perfect the process without rancor, this is why we are beginning 2022 with this 21 days prayer and fasting session for the Nation , I use this opportunity to invites Nigerians to join me on this journey of faith, I also invites all Christians across the world to join us to pray for a better 2022 because with God all things are Possible Dr Chris Okafor concluded.

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Ijaws Diaspora: Queen Josephine Diete-Spiff of Twon Brass Kingdom Seeks Collaboration to Tackle Poverty, Trafficking, Violence Against Ijaw Women

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Queen of Twon Brass Kingdom and President of the Queens of the Niger Delta Initiative, Her Majesty, Dr Josephine Diete-Spiff, Esq JP called on the Ijaws in Diaspora on the need for an effective and efficient collaboration to meet the yearning and aspirations of Ijaw women in order for them to be empowered to achieve their fullest abilities and potential in every sphere of their life.

The Royal Queen made the call during her paper presentation on the occasion of the Ijaw Diaspora Convention held recently in New Jersey, United States of America.

Speaking on the theme: “Effective Collaboration with the Ijaw Diaspora: Hope for the Ijaw Women”, Queen Josephine noted that the Ijaw woman is majestic, full of strength, beautiful, hardworking, long-suffering, compassionate and caring for her children and loved ones.

She said that the description which depicted a typical Ijaw woman as with a pan on her head, a baby wrapped on her back and her work implements in her hands, ready to provide for the family under the hot African sun and Niger Delta rain, unperturbed by the harsh experiences of life shows she is tenacious and hardworking.

She said, “Unfortunately, today, the evil of industrialization in the name of oil and gas extraction and the attendant land grab/pollution have put a lot of our women out of the traditional livelihood occupation of fishing and farming which gave them prosperity in the past thus pushing them into poverty and loss of control of the children-a basis for the numerous vices among our youths today.

According to her, Ijaw women are mostly breadwinners and the nurturers of their families, adding that their livelihood was greatly impeded by the challenging environment of the Niger Delta, which though rich in oil and income generating opportunities, same are out of the reach of the Ijaw woman.

The wife of the former Rivers State Military Governor further emphasized that Ijaw women are agents of social change, if given the opportunity, adding that a collaboration with the Ijaw Diaspora will be a welcome development in changing the narrative of Ijaw Women in the livelihood scheme of survival.

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“The Ijaw woman’s means of survival are also threatened by a growing trend of farm produce theft and flooding. Added to her woes are kidnapping, herder invasion, and early widowhood, leading to loss of socio-economic subsistence. She also suffers from the attendant factors of poverty increased by lack of education, susceptibility to violence, cultism, health challenges, underage motherhood, in addition to some harmful traditional practices. The list is endless.”

Proposing avenues which require effective partnership, Queen Josephine called on the Ijaw Diaspora to collaborate with Ijaw women in homeland in areas of Interventions in Violence and Ill-Treatment Against Ijaw Women, Ijaw Women/Girl Child Education, Ijaw Women Empowerment, Encouraging Ijaw Women to Participate in Politics and take up Leadership Positions.

“It’s undeniable that the Ijaw Diaspora has assets for collaboration due to their international exposure, international contacts, financial resources, human and mental resources that override the economic capabilities of their counterparts in the homeland. Therefore, they can offer training, assist in primary healthcare, provide resources and partner with the Ijaw women in their homeland.

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“Collaboration with the Ijaw diaspora will be impossible without a formidable platform for operational collaboration and communication. One, therefore, recommends the creation of a most needed platform for efficient synergy between Ijaw diaspora and Ijaw women at home.

“So that the local Ijaw women can be empowered to achieve their fullest abilities and potential in every sphere of their life. For every Ijaw woman to fulfil the requirements of her heart and be free from any form of oppression, she needs to be liberated and confident in herself. Her desired accomplishment in life is a sine qua non for the benefit of the Ijaw ethnic nationality”, she stressed.

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