Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Goodluck Jonathon's Independence Day Speech Ignores Chibok Girls

Abuja — A civil group, Citizens Arise Movement of Nigeria yesterday staged a peaceful protest at the Eagle Square Abuja over what it tagged the "insensitivity of the Federal Government to the plight of the over 200 missing Chibok girls." That's putting it kindly.

The group criticised President Goodluck Jonathan's 54th independence anniversary speech, claiming that the president did not say anything about the missing Chibok girls.

It's a sad state of affairs when the president of a country forgets about more than 200 girls taken captive and most likely severely abused. My fear is that he's given up and has no plans to bring the girls back, leaving them to their own defenses. How can the world keep from forgetting them when their own president has?
Goodluck Jonathon, hapless, or just useless?
Coordinator of the group, Dino Melaye, condemned President Jonathan's independence speech, stressing that apart from the fact that it was not inspiring, his reluctance to speak on the fate of the 219 girls abducted about six months ago, was unacceptable.

Melaye observed that the Nigerian constitution conferred on the President the status of a "father and as such, he should be concerned about the welfare of the people in line with section 14 of the constitution."

He said, "I want to say that the president's speech this morning is not different from the one he has been giving before. It has become a normal tradition. Unfortunately, he did not say anything about the missing Chibok girls. This is calamitous and painful."

Melaye alleged that President Jonathan is not doing enough to fight corruption, and called on him to urgently bring an end to insurgency in the country, stressing that there could not be any meaningful development without security of lives and property of the citizenry.