As part of its plan to celebrate the 80th birthday of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, a group, Reach4Christ, has launched the LightUp 40 Correctional Facilities outreach in a bid to win souls and to commit the youth to soul-winning.
The outreach is one of the initiatives of the 80-Day Soul Winning challenge aimed at winning eight million souls in 80 days to celebrate the 80th birthday of Pastor Adeboye.
Speaking at the unveiling event, the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Francis Wale-Oke, said the project resonated with God’s will as soul-winning is the heartbeat of God.
Describing Adeboye’s passion for soul-winning as an admirable and inspiring attribute, Wale-Oke urged every believer to participate in the 80-Day Soul Winning Challenge.
Also speaking at the event, the National Overseer, RCCG Nigeria, Pastor J. Obayemi, emphasised the blessing reserved for soul winners and anyone who chose to honour a father with a gift that touches His heart.
In his remark, a son of the GO, Pastor Leke Adeboye, described his father as a passionate and ardent soul winner for continents, nations, cities and remote villages across the world.
He encouraged Christians to join the challenge.
Akeredolu appoints chairmen, members for Ondo parastatals
The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has approved the appointment of some members of the state All Progressives Congress to the state boards and parastatals.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Richard Olatunde, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, a former speaker of the state House of Assembly, Victor Olabimtan, was appointed the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board.
The governor equally approved the appointment of Sam Erejuwa as the Chairman of the Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission .
Similarly, Olajide Akinroluyo has been appointed as the chairman of the Pool Betting and Lotteries Board.
“The appointments take immediate effect,” the statement read.
The statement also noted that the governor has approved the appointment of Rafiu Akinkuolie as member of the Judicial Service Commission. His name has been forwarded to the Ondo State House of Assembly for screening.
Akeredolu congratulated the new appointees and charged them to justify the confidence reposed in them by performing excellently in their new offices.
Google appeals $2.8bn shopping fine at EU court
Google on Thursday appealed an EU court decision to uphold the bloc’s 2.4-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) fine for abusing its search engine dominance.
The tech giant said it would go to the European Court of Justice, the EU’s highest court, after the General Court confirmed in November a decision by the European Commission in 2017.
At the time, the fine was the European Union’s biggest ever. But it was later exceeded by a 4.3-billion-euro fine against Google over its Android smartphone operating system.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to appeal the General Court’s decision because we feel there are areas that require legal clarification from the European Court of Justice,” a short statement by the company said.
The case centres on Google’s shopping service and is one of three against the search engine giant currently moving through the EU’s drawn-out appeals system.
The new appeal could take up to two years to reach an outcome, stretching the case out to well more than a decade after the commission launched its investigation in 2010.
The court confirmation on Google Shopping was a win for the EU’s anti-trust supremo Margrethe Vestager, who burst onto the scene in Brussels by scrapping her predecessor’s more conciliatory approach to the US internet giant.
Vestager had lost in the same court in a different major case, against Apple and Ireland, in which her teams had ordered the iPhone maker to repay 13 billion euros plus interest to the Irish taxpayer. The EU has appealed that ruling.
The fine for Google came after seven years of investigation launched by complaints from other price-comparison services that saw traffic plummet against Google Shopping.