Felicitations: Good to be back beloveths

I know many of you would have been wondering where I’ve been or gone to right? Well,words won’t be enough to express my heartfelt apologies for leaving you all without a word or trace. Honestly,it hasn’t been easy at all with life’s plenty challenges,hustles and ambitions,but in all,i still miss one thing I’ve come to love and cherish and that’s writing and also,i miss YOU all my fans,friends and followers.

Am back now with a bang!!!! Yea,with a louder bang for that matter. Nothing will stop me from being whom I am and what I love doing most,touching lives. Gracious Grace Blog is coming out repackaged,redefined and revitalized! Not just the usual stories,nope but with more inspirations to touch and save lives. This is a moment to talk and share your life values and aspirations with me ranging from all and all issues: Health,sex.Marriage,Datings and relationships,love and parenting, politics,environmental issues,fashions and whole lots more. GG is back with a bang. I miss you all immensely and felicitate with you all for keeping faith with me. I Love you all plenty and remained blessed.

 

Gracious Grace

Thursday Nov.13th,2014

Gracevillers visit to Love Home Orphanage Magodo on 1st June,2014

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It was a memorable moment this evening as Gracevillers paid a visit to the motherless babies of Love Home Orphanage,an arm of Real Woman Foundation,Jubilee Road,Magodo GRA Lagos State today 1st June,2014. Woow, it was a moment of reflection and emotion seeing those lovely and cute kids orphaned. We played and prayed with them and couldnt help the tears that flows. I pray that God will someday put us in a position where we can also cater for abandoned kids and touch their lives in a positive way more than we did today.

I will not fail to appreciate my lovely friends who spent their time,energy and resources to make this wish to come to pass. To you my beloveth sisters:HP,Nelo,Cynthia,Diuto,Firstlady,Vera,Fassyqueen and Nobble Nasa,May my God bless you abundantly,may His grace and favour shine forth upon your lives and may the rewards and blessings of today overflow in your lives for allowing yourselves to be a channel of blessing to the Love Home Kids today and forever in Jesus name Amen.
This is just the beginning of greater things to come !
More pics after the cut

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30th May,1967:Today in Biafran History

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Oh my Biafra
my beautiful land
A land of peace
The land of my fore fathers
when shall i see you again
oh with tears in my eyes
i remember my fore sisters and brothers who paid the ultimate price with pangs of hunger and starvation
I shall weep no more
Because i see my beautiful Biafra in no distant time
flowing still yet with milk and honey
God bless the sweet land of Biafra for you and me!

Composed in remembrance of the souls that were lost during the Biafran/Nigerian war.
Gracious Ada Biafra
30.5.14

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Chibok Women Protests Abduction Of School Girls In Abuja

Some women of Chibok, Borno, on Tuesday marched to National Assembly, urging the Federal Government to intensify efforts to rescue the remaining 230 female students abducted two weeks ago.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that 273 girls were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on April 14.

NAN learnt that of the number, 43 girls had so far escaped from the captors unharmed.

However, the women, led by Mrs Naomi Mutah, said since the incident, no government official had reached the community to explain the efforts being made to rescue the girls.

“Our daughters were carried away by the insurgents like cows into the wilderness. If they are dead; we want to see their corpses.

“For the past two weeks that the incident occurred, nobody has talked to us; has the government thrown away the bath water with the baby?’’

Mutah said that they came to Abuja to express their dissatisfaction with the way the rescue effort of their kidnapped daughters was being handled.

“We have come here to express our dismay, probably if the government sees us like this; it may ginger them to do what they are supposed to do.

“We want government to rescue our daughters from their abductors’’, she said.

Earlier, Sen. Barnabas Gemade, who addressed the women on behalf of the Senate President David Mark, said the National Assembly was saddened by the incident.

“I want to assure that the Senate is not sleeping, senate is not reneging on its responsibility but is working very hard that something is done very urgently on this matter.’’

Gemade said the first issue handled by the senate when it resumed on Tuesday was a motion on the abduction.

He assured that government was doing everything possible to address the issue without further delay.

Sen. Helen Esuene and Sen. Zainab Kure also appealed to them to remain calm, assuring that the matter was being addressed.

Sen. Ali Ndume (Borno South) also came to address them.

Ndume, addressing newsmen later, urged security agencies to intensify their search and rescue the girls.

“There is no other solution than intensifying action whether by seeking external support or by engaging everybody to make sure that these girls are returned to their parents.

“The longer it takes, the dimmer the chances, the longer it takes, the more traumatising it is for the family, especially the girls, who find themselves in that condition’’, he said.

Ndume, who could not hold back tears while addressing the women, said only God knows what the girls were passing through in the hands of their abductors.

The women, dressed in black, had converged on Eagle Square before marching to the National Assembly and handed a letter to Gemade for onward delivery to the leadership of National Assembly.

It will be recalled that the people of Chibok, under the Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) on April 17, appealed to the Federal Government to intensify effort and rescue the girls. [NAN]

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Ikorodu Boat Accidnt:Rescue Officials recovers body of missing groom

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The remains of 35-year-old Isaac Akere has finally been recovered, two days after the body of his fiancée was taken out of the Oworonsoki river along with seven others who drowned in the ill-fated Bell Marine Services commercial boat.

This brings the death toll to nine.
Our correspondent had reported on Thursday how the boat, which was conveying about 21 passengers from Ebute Ero, Lagos Island to Majidun, Ikorodu on Wednesday evening, had capsized midway after its hull hit a rock.

It was learnt that the accident, which happened around 6pm on Wednesday, was also caused by overloading and speeding.

Rescue officials who responded to a distress call, were however able to save 12 of the victims while eight were reportedly brought out dead.

It was reported that among the dead were two pregnant women, a couple whose wedding had been slated for this week Saturday and a 13-year-old girl.

However, it was learnt that it was only the body of the would-be-bride, identified as Foluke Yeye, that was seen at the Ikorodu mortuary where police took the corpses, while that of her fiancé, Akere, could not be located.

Both of them reportedly parked their car at the Majidun jetty in the morning before taking the boat to Ebute Ero, for work, and were returning in the evening when tragedy struck.

Anxious relatives of the late Akere had launched a search for him on Thursday after they found his white Toyota Corolla, parked at the Majidun jetty.

His uncle, Bolaji Akere, said his body was discovered by the fishermen the family deployed to the area of the incident.

He said, “It’s our effort, not government’s effort. We engaged all those fishermen to do the search yesterday and it was this Saturday morning, around 1am, they discovered the body around Oworonsoki.

“This is really sad news for the family because he has aged father and mother and he was the breadwinner of the family; it is a matter of life and death for them right now. He and his wife were to marry on Saturday.”

The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, South West Zone, Ibrahim Farinolye, while condoning with the family said the owners of the boat have been asked to give the remains of the late Akere to the family for burial.
“We have asked Bell Marine to hand over the body to them instead of giving it to the hospital and then complicating the process of the burial. It is the right of the family to have access to the body of their relative. This is part of humanitarian services, and it is also to cushion the effect of the trauma they have suffered while searching for him,” he said.

The General Manager of Bell Marine Services, Ben Kalejaiye, could not be reached for comment as he did not pick his calls or reply a text message sent to his phone as of 10.45am.

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