Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014! HALLELUJAH!

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Corruption of the Ruling Class and Witchcraft of the Masses

 It is common habit and fashionable for the so called masses to point accusing fingers at the elites and rich ruling class in both proven and unfounded accusations and allegations of corruption and live in denial of their own complicity in the widespread corruption plaguing Nigeria.
The masses prefer to think they are not equally corrupt, because to them, they are not embezzling or misappropriating public or private funds since they have not had the opportunity to do so and not that they are holier than the so called corrupt public servants and private contractors in every state in the most populous country in Africa. But they forget that they are also corrupt, because their own forms of corruption are even worse than the political corruption of the ruling class.

Let us define what is corruption.
In philosophical, theological, or moral discussions, corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement. Government, or 'political', corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain.

The so called masses are complicit in the general corruption, because corruption starts from the bottom to the top rungs of the ladder of the social class.
Whether you embezzled or misappropriated N1, you are as guilty of corruption as the "Oga at the Top" who embezzled N1 billion.
A thief is a thief, no matter the price or size of what the thief has stolen.

To me, whatever harms the good character or nature of humans is corruption.

Political corruption may have underdeveloped Nigeria, but there are worse forms of the corruption of the human character I see everyday among majority of Nigerians. And these forms of corruption are the most common problems plaguing the lives of majority of people among the masses and they have done even horrible and terrible things to the populace and they are the evils of witchcraft.
Yes, witchcraft is common among the masses and they cannot deny it as the evils of witchcraft are daily complaints among the millions of churchgoers who report their activities in their churches.
Just go and listen to the daily prayers of the congregants of the popular Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries and other pentecostal fellowships in Nigeria and you will witness awesome testimonies of the dangers of witchcraft among the masses.

Yes, believe it or not witchcraft is not only when you have the demonic powers for nocturnal flights and attacks on people in the night, it is also witchcraft to indulge in the following.

1. Envy
2. Jealousy
3. Covetuousness
4. Greediness
5. Dishonesty
6. Hatred
7. Adultery
8. Unforgiven and Unrepentant hatred.

These evils have done uncountable damages to human lives in Nigeria.

It is witchcraft to be jealous or envious of the progress and success of others.
Instead of them to be glad and grateful to God and rejoice with you, you see the enemies of progress frowning and sneering at your good news and testimonies of success.
They start to devise different schemes and scams against you.

Jealousy and covetousness make many among the masses to engage in sharp practices and crimes to get rich quick.
In jealousy, envy and covetousness, they have to lie, steal and even kill.
That is why adultery, kidnapping, robbery and ritual sacrifices are common among the masses.
Imagine what they used all the babies produced in the "baby factories" for in the eastern states?
The masses are committing horrible and terrible things.

Majority of the poor masses are very greedy people.
Their insecurity makes them to cheat and exploit others from their homes to their shops and offices.
They are reluctant to pay for services rendered and often pay in piecemeal and spend the rest of the money on their covetousness in selfish gratification.
There is also the witchcraft of the masters and mistresses who don't want their apprentices to gain freedom, because they don't want them to succeed like them. So, they use witchcraft to frustrate their apprentices or wards and keep them perpetually poor and under their control and oppression.
This form of witchcraft is common among the Igbos, Yorubas and Edo people.

The witchcraft of envy is worst than political corruption and in fact very common in Nollywood, that a leading filmmaker said there is wickedness among the producers, directors, actors, actresses, marketers and other stakeholders in the camouflage of competition.
Many of them are indeed "Living in Bondage".
No wonder mysterious things have been happening among them like what they show in their Nollywood movies.
So, in a twisted way, they are practicing the same diabolical things seen in their home videos.

Why not be glad and grateful to God and rejoice with those who are making progress and celebrate their success with them instead of grumbling and sending damaging emails and text messages against them?
What are you competing for?
And tomorrow you are the first to rush to church to pay lip service and eye service to God.
But you are just deceiving and fooling yourselves, because you cannot fool God.

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, cannot love God whom he hath not seen.
~1 John 4:20.

The seven deadly sins are also rebellion against the commandments of God and rebellion is witchcraft.
In the Book of Proverbs 6:16-19, among the verses traditionally associated with King Solomon, it states that the Lord specifically regards "six things the Lord hateth, and seven that are an abomination unto Him", namely:

1. A proud look
2. A lying tongue
3. Hands that shed innocent blood
4. A heart that devises wicked plots
5. Feet that are swift to run into mischief
6. A deceitful witness that uttereth lies
7. Him that soweth discord among brethren.

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king
~ 1 Samuel 15:23, King James Version (KJV)

If you see how majority of the masses live in their tenements and slums and they are still poverty stricken for years.
It is not caused by the corruption of the government, but their own witchcraft.

There is a certain form of witchcraft common among landlords and landladies among the Yorubas which they perpetrate against their tenants to keep them in abject poverty.
When you see a landlord or landlady throwing human waste into the waste basket or open drainage used by the tenants, it is not only unhygienic, but common witchcraft as confessed by public health officials in Lagos state who know their fellow Yorubas very well.

Selling fake drugs and stale food is also common among the masses and this is witchcraft and it has harmed and killed thousands of ignorant and innocent people among the masses in Nigeria.

These and other evils of witchcraft are even worse than the corruption of the ruling class.

As we welcome the New Year 2014, I hope we will stop living in denial of the truth and stop pointing accusing fingers of corruption at our so called leaders and look in the mirror to see our own corruption and repent before it is too late.

God cannot be on the side of the poor masses if they are guilty of their own evil and wicked ways.

This is my own New Year Message to Nigerians.

There is no peace,' says the Lord, 'for the wicked.
~ Isaiah 48:22

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, prize winning writer and author of "In the House of Dogs" and other books.

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My Top Tweets of 2013

My Top Tweets of 2013


  1. Nigerians Report Online: Did You Know That Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart Was Banned in Malaysia?
  2. @romance_kindlehttp://totnaija.blogspot.com/2013/01/dont-overfeed-your-toddler.html
  3. Does Blackberry have CSR program in Nigeria like Nokia and Samsung?
  4. TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla: Thor: The Dark World™ Hammers Into IMAX® 3D Theatres Internationally Starting Oct. 30
  5. "I guess the dunces who made the selection don't know what really makes one sexy?<br /> They are..." via
  6. Durban Festival Opening Night Screening Canceled as Government Refuses to Classify Film via

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Nigeria Centenary: January 1, 1914 - January 1, 2014

Who Are the 100 Icons of Nigeria from 1914-2014?

To celebrate the Nigeria Centenary next year 2014, Nigerians Report Online, the flagship of citizen journalism in Nigeria will recognize the illustrious patriots who have been the nation builders of modern Nigeria from 1914-2014.

They include icons of democracy and governance, icons of education, icons of medicine, icons of engineering and science, icons of business and industry, icons of public service, icons of sports, icons of arts and culture (including icons of music, icons of movies, icons of literature, icons of beauty and haute couture), icons of Information Technology, icons of journalism and other icons who have also achieved great things in the making of modern Nigeria.

Nigeria has heroes and we should celebrate our heroes, because majority of our children and youths are ignorant of our heroes who should be role models worthy of emulation for their inspiration and motivation to excel and succeed in life and join in the nation building of a New Nigeria in the leadership of Africa among the comity of nations in the world.

We should celebrate the nation builders and not title chasers.
These nation builders are champions who have sacrificed a lot and paid the price, and some in fact paid the supreme price for freedom, peace and unity.
That is why I published the The Mandate of MKO Abiola, written by Adeleke O. Adeyemi, aka Mai Nasara, the winner of the $100, 000 Nigeria; Prize for Literature in 2011 for his book The Missing Clock. “The Mandate of MKO Abiola” is one of the most distributed books on the martyr of June 12.

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Kingdom of Nnewi in Nigeria Celebrates Golden Jubilee

28 Dec 2013 10:00 Africa/Lagos

Kingdom of Nnewi in Nigeria Celebrates Golden Jubilee

NNEWI, Nigeria, December 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

One of the longest serving Monarchs in Nigeria

The ancient Kingdom of Nnewi in the Anambra State of Nigeria today announces the Golden Jubilee of His Royal Highness Igwe Dr. Kenneth Onyemaeke Nnaji Orizu III. CON. JP. The celebrations will be marked by two days of celebrations to include a youth carnival and youth night on 27 December.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131228/662456 )

The celebrations which mark His Royal Highnesses' 50th year of accession to the throne are expected to be attended by thousands of local people from the ancient Kingdom alongside a number of special guests, to include the President and Vice President of Ghana and Governors from some of Nigeria's 36 states. The celebrations will conclude with a church service on 12 January 2014.

At the age of 88, His Royal Highness Igwe Dr. Kenneth Onyemaeke Nnaji Orizu III. CON. JP. The Igwe of Nnewi, who ascended to the throne on 25 May 1963, is one of the longest serving Monarchs in Nigeria. He is the 17th ruler in the Nnewi Royal family lineage which ruled the province long before Britain colonised the West African country in 1900, and amalgamated different Kingdoms into what later became the country of Nigeria. Nnewi has retained its status as an ancient Kingdom and is fully recognised by the country's federal government.

His Royal Highness has been credited with much over his 50 year reign, including:

the abolition of the Osu caste system in the 1970's. Before then, the local Osu people were treated as outcasts and subjected to servitude of various forms;
Being the first, in a long line of Nnewi Monarchs, to embrace Christianity;
modernising the legal system of Nnewi by establishing a Palace panel of Arbitrators for inter personal misunderstandings. To ensure the highest degree of equity, justice and fair play, he also set up an Appeal Panel to review appeals from the Arbitration Committee; and
The new Nnewi market which has given the province prominence as one of the largest commercial cities in Nigeria. It was set up at the instigation of the Monarch, whose vision for uplifting living standards in his domain has been highly commended by his peers

The spokesman for the Royal family, Prince Obi Orizu, said the celebrations were not only aimed at marking the Monarch's 50 years on the throne, but were also a demonstration of the love and respect the people of Nnewi feel towards their King.

Prince Obi added: "By the Grace of God, His Royal Highness Igwe Dr. Kenneth Onyemaeke Nnaji Orizu III. CON. JP. The Igwe of Nnewi, is still fit and strong at the age of 88. By organising the celebration for their King, the people of Nnewi want to wish him many more years so that he can continue his tireless campaign to improve the lives of all his people. Nnewi wants to demonstrate its gratitude for its Monarch and everyone will be welcome to share in our happiness."


The celebrations will continue on 29 December with a Cultural festival, followed by mascurades and traditional dances on 30 December. Post anniversary church services will be held at St Peters Catholic Church, Nnewichi, Nnewi
8 on 5 January and on 12 January 2014 at St Mary's Anglican Church, Uruagu, Nnewi.

Below is a list of some of the King's achievements:


The King is the first of Nigerian Monarchs to abolish the Osu cast system, thus making everyone in the province of Nnewi free born.


The King dealt with a political crisis in Nnewi by allowing the town in a general assembly to choose a title for him to restore peace in the town. Thereafter, the community named him the GENERAL OF PEACE. His other title is, Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON). The King is a one Star Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.


The King was instrumental in the establishment of a Teachers Training College in Nnewi; now Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi. He also advovated the siting of the College of Health Sciences of the University by encouraging Nnewi people to make significant financial contributions. He personally donated most of the land for the establishment of the school.


The King facilitated the establishment of New Nnewi market and this market gave Nnewi prominence as one of the largest commercial cities in Nigeria.

For further information contact:

Joe Nwankwo - Director of Information and Research, Unit, Igwe Nnewi Palace, Nnewi
Tel: 08033138291 or 08037019672

Victoria Geoghegan / David Bass - Bell Pottinger
Tel: +44-207-861-3925 or +44-7917-551155

For images, please email: vgeoghegan@bell-pottinger.com

See more on https://www.facebook.com/Nigeriansreport.


By Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi

Paperback, 102 Pages
(1 Ratings) 

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Lancelot Imasuen to Host the Centenary of the Death of Omo n’Oba Ovonramwen

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, with the cast and crew of his historic epic Invasion 1897 and the news media are all looking forward to January 14, 2014, the Centenary of the death of Omo N’oba Ovonramwen in exile in Calabar, which is also the same month of the epoch of modern Nigeria by the amalgamation of the Lagos Colony, Southern and Northern protectorates on Jan 1, 1914.

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen at the historic residence where the great Omo n’Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi lived and died in Calabar on January 14. 1914.

 Lancelot with famous British actor Rudolph Walker in London.

 Lancelot with Charles "Chucky" Venn in London.

 Rudolph Walker and Charles "Chucky" Venn with two female members of the UK cast and crew in London.

 Lancelot with two female members of his UK cast and crew in London.

Lancelot has been on the locations of his historic epic Invasion 1897 in Benin, Calabar and London and will be back in Lagos to host a special celebration in his Lagos studios on January 14, 2014 in remembrance of Omo n’Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi, the hero of Invasion 1897 and the great Benin Kingdom led by Oba of Benin,Omo N'Oba,N'Edo Uku Akpolokplolo EREDIAUWA, C.F.R,  the 39th Oba of the dynasty of Benin Kingdom. will be marking the historic day at the palace. The event will be the prelude to the World premiere of Invasion 1897 in Benin, Edo State of Nigeria..

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Top 10 Most Outstanding People and Events in Nollywood in 2013

Top 10 Most Outstanding People and Events in Nollywood in 2013

1. Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, for making the highly esteemed 2013 TIME 100; an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and named the Queen of Nollywood. The first ever for any Nigerian entertainer and boosting the mileage and patronage of Nollywood in the world as she graced the exclusive 2013 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013, with the crème de la crème of Hollywood.

2. Kenneth Gyang, one of the youngest filmmakers in Nollywood and his first feature films: the political love story "Blood and Henna" (2012) won Best Achievement In Costume Design and "Confusion Na Wa" (2013), which received funding from the Rotterdam Film Festival’s Hubert Bals Fund won highly coveted awards for the Best Film and Best Nigerian Film at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), and at the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards, "Confusion Na Wa" won Best Movie of the Year, Movie with the Best Production Design, Best Edited Movie, Best Screenplay and Director of the Year and Kenneth also won The Future Awards 2013 Prize In Arts & Culture.

3. OC Ukeje, won the Best Actor Award (Drama) of the inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) for his outstanding role as Kole the groom in "Two Brides and a Baby"; Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) for "Alan Poza"; Nollywood Movies Awards for "Hoodrush"; Best Actor in a Lead Role award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards for his captivating performance in "Alan Poza" and crowned it with the most coveted of all The Future Awards Prize in Entertainment Talent category and dedicated the prize to Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe for believing in him.

4. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s most ambitious film production to date, the historical epic "Invasion 1897" and being the only African director among the 26 directors selected for the second part of the American horror trilogy "The ABCs of Death 2" made headlines in Nigeria and abroad. "Invasion 1897" is the most expensive film production in Nollywood at the moment.

5. The inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) is the best awards event in Nollywood in 2013, for the world class organization in the management with the glitz and razzmatazz that can only be compared to the best awards events in Hollywood.

6. The 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) celebrating Pan African unity is the second best awards event in Nollywood in 2013.

7. Nollywood @20 Celebrations of Celebrities Glam Night on November 2, and Nollywood at 20 Grand Awards Night on November 27, 2013 were fantastic.

8. Last Flight to Abuja won the 2013 AMAA Prize for Best Film by an African Abroad, is the most watched Nigerian (non-music) video on Youtube with over 1, 500, 000 views, and also broke new grounds for Nollywood at major international film festivals, at the UK box office and made over N54 million at the box office.

9. DOBOX TV, the emergence as the first complete entertainment on-demand (EOD) portal in Nollywood and movie app of the year is fast becoming the Netflix of Africa.

10. NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®, the first edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® SERIES celebrating the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA); leading actors, actresses, filmmakers and distributors is the first publication on Nollywood distributed simultaneously in both digital and print versions and in full colour with over 480, 000 people seeing it within 72 hours on Facebook and Twitter and thousands more on other websites and the most circulated publication on Nollywood in the world at the moment.


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