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The Whispering Voice

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Jan 8, 2013
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A young American was engulfed with the desire to discover the truth about the sovereignty of God and had travelled extensively in search. And suddenly, Dr. Joe Musa, now an army major, discovered the presence of God in a battlefield and made a promise that activated a miraculous healing of his commanding officer, Brigadier Hayes, and the purpose fulfillment of his promise in Sudan through a plane crash. This divine intervention exposed him to a different world where poverty, confusion, war, and disorder reigned. He discovered a people that still loved even in the midst of hardship. A people who could share the little they had with strangers and who maintained tradition and unity. As a young man from a loving and buoyant Muslim family, he realized that his calling had started, and in the fervency of his obedience to Gods directives in such dastard situation, his personal desires were Divinely granted.
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Dr. Sunny Oby Maduka is a loving husband to his wife—Mrs. Priscilla Swanta Maduka and a caring father to their four children—Amarachi Peace Mbanghalie Maduka, Kelechi Praise Kassan Maduka, Chimdi Princess Marvelous Kawuta Maduka and Tochi Divine Godiya Maduka. He has evergreen passion for football, traveling, listening to music, dancing, writing and exploring new ideas. Also, he is an adherent follower of Jesus Christ, committed to full service to God and humanity, and aspires to publish his other works soon, so as to further enrich lives.

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The Whispering Voice - Dr. Maduka

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© 2013 by DR. MADUKA, SUNNY OBY. All rights reserved.

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Published by AuthorHouse 02/13/2013

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Contents

Biography Of Dr. Maduka, Sunny Oby

Chapter One In The Beginning

Chapter Two The Movement

Chapter Three Understanding The Dimensions Of God

Chapter Four The Pharisees

Chapter Five The Promises

Chapter Six The Histology Of Christmas And Church

Chapter Seven The Commencement

Chapter Eight Community Building

Chapter Nine The Off-Set

Chapter Ten The Inquest

Chapter Eleven Liberation

Dedicated to Our Sovereign God; and to everyone who is longing for Peace in the Earth.

BIOGRAPHY OF

DR. MADUKA, SUNNY OBY

{B.Sc(Hons) Accounting, M.Sc, MBA, PhD }

Dr. Maduka, Sunny Oby was born on the 10th of October 1962 in Umunnekwu Agbo, Isuikwuato Local Government Area in the then Eastern Region of Nigeria, (now in Abia State), to the family of Maduka Udeh

Dr. Maduka, Sunny Oby attended Umunnekwu Agbo Primary School and proceeded to Isuikwuato High School, where he completed his secondary education in June 1982. Soon after, he moved to Lagos and by September 1982, Nigerian Ports Authority{NPA} employed him as a Clerical Assistant. By December 1982, the June 1982 G.C.E. result was released and he made all his papers and this prompted the management of NPA to promote him to the post of a Clerical Officer. He didn’t relent as he enrolled with a private study centre at Festac Town in March 1983, for Advanced Level G. C. E. and when the result was released in December, 1983, he made his A level G.C.E. papers. This earned him another promotion to the post of Assistant Executive Officer and in fact, was the youngest in the office for such a position then. He was admitted into College of Arts, Management and Technology, Aba, where he got Certificate in Accounting and Auditing. Thereafter, he proceeded to University of Lagos, Lagos, where he earned a B.Sc in Accounting in 1990. This prompted his advancement to Officer cadre. In 1997, he got Post Graduate Diploma in Transport Studies. In 1999, he got M.Sc in Transport Studies and in 2005 got MBA. All three degrees from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. He also got Advanced Diploma (RTA) in 2006 from Breakthrough School of Ministries, Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. In 2012, a Ph.D in Transportation and Industrial Studies from University of Calabar, Calabar was acquired to his endless merits.

Dr. Maduka, Sunny Oby has the following professional qualifications:

• Fellow-Institute of Internal Auditors of Nigeria {FIIAN}. (2003)

• Fellow-Institute of Chartered Management Auditors {FICMA}. (2004)

• Associate Member-Nigerian Institute of Management {AMNIM}. (1996)

• Associate member-Institute of Cost management of Nigeria {CMA}. (2003)

• Member-Institute of Marketing Communication of Nigeria {MIMCN}. (2004)

• Council Member-Institute of Chartered Management Auditors. (2004)

• Member, Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria. (2010)

At present, he is a Senior Manager, Audit at NPA, Western Ports Headquarters, Apapa, Lagos State.

Continuously, Dr. Sunny Oby Maduka seeks to maximize his skills and expertise as an Internal Auditor, Accountant, Financial Manager and expert in Transportation and Industrial Logistics for optimal productivity, increased value-added and benefits to all stakeholders. He is highly industrious and has repeatedly made meaningful and worthwhile contributions which earned him several awards including the following.

• Development in Nigeria Merit Award {DINMA} by PSR-Abuja. (2005)

• Distinguished Services by SSA, NPA Branch-PH. (1999)

• Team Work Presidential Award {Eldership Title} by Umunnekwu Agbo Youths Association, Lagos Branch. (1995)

• Umunnekwu Agbor Development Union Goodwill Ambassador. (2009)

• Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Calabar Port District Meritorious Award As Best Chief Internal Auditor, Calabar Port. (2010)

He is a great sportsman with core interest in Football and Athletics, and has played for Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Football Club among others. In Sports and Socials, he has the following to his credit.

• Player—Nigerian Ports Authority Football Club-1982-85

• Athlete-Nigerian Ports Authority Athletic Club, Western ports Area{NIPOSA GAMES}-1993-96

• Team Manager/Coach-Nigerian Ports Authority Athletic Club, Western Ports Area{NIPOSA GAMES-PH}-1997-2000

• In-House Adviser-Nigerian Ports Authority Football Supporters Club, Lagos Branch

• Member-Civil Service Club, Yaba

• Member-Police Community Relations Committee, Lagos Chapter

Equally, Dr. Sunny Oby Maduka is a remarkable Leader / Comrade with keen focus in exhibiting exemplary leadership qualities that will propel collective will, efforts and mindset towards realizing the group’s set target(s). In this vein, he has made reasonable impacts at different periods while serving in the following capacities.

• President-Umunnekwu Agbo Student Union-1980-82

• President-Umunnekwu Agbo Youth Association, Lagos Branch-1985-87

• Secretary, Account Unit, LPC-Maritime Workers Union, NPA Branch-1984

• Founding Member/ Care Taker Committee member-COSIT-University of Lagos Student Union-1988-89

• Treasurer HQs Zone-Senior Staff Association, NPA Branch-1993

• Chairman HQs Zone—Senior Staff Association, NPA Branch-1996

• Auditor NPA Branch—Senior Staff Association-1999

• Deputy President NPA Branch-Senior Staff Association-2002-2005

• Men Fellowship Leader-Glory Christian Centre, Ikeja-July 2003-Feb 2005

• Men Fellowship Leader-Seasons of life Ministries, Ikeja-March 2005-May 2007

• Editor In Chief-A Monthly Publication {THE BALANCE WORD} of Seasons of Life Ministries, Ikeja-March 2006-May 2007

Dr. Sunny Oby Maduka has served as member/chairman of various Government Committees / Panels with the objective of proffering solutions to problems among which are:

• NPA Financial Committee on Port Concession

• Port Harmonization Committee on severance package for NPA/ Maritime Retirees

• Harmonization of shipping companies paying 5% oil terminal dues to NPA directly with Asanga-PM LPC, Obumunene-PM Delta Port and Segun rtd

• Port Landlord Model Appraisal

• Technical Committee on Post Port Reform/Concession

• First Audit Assignment on the Financial/Operational Activities of Lagos Channel Management Company Ltd., Dockyard, Apapa {periods: August 2005—December 2006}

• Federal Govt. Port Access Road Decongestion{ TCIP-APAPA}-Member

• Chairman-Committee on the resolution of the persistent power problem in Calabar port-2008/2009

• Chairman-Committee on Revenue drive/Monitoring in Calabar port-2008

• Member—Committee on Inspection/Monitoring of the Federal Fishery Terminal, Ebughu and Ibaka Fishing Jetty, Oron, Akwa Ibom State-2008

• Chairman-Eviction Committee on illegal occupation of NPA staff Quarters, Calabar Port

• Chairman-HT Electrical Network for Calabar Port-Nov. 2010

• Member—Service Delivery Charter Formulation for Western Ports Headquarters, Apapa—September 2012

Dr. Sunny Oby Maduka is a man of deep insights and novel ideas on many subjects about life, organizations and environment among others. He has written several articles and books (published and otherwise), and presented papers on key issues, disclosing great ideas and suggesting solutions to challenges, problems and issues. His written / paper works include the following:

Thesis:

• Computerized Operational Payroll Control System,{ A case study of NPA}-B.Sc { Hons} Accounting-UniLag, Akoka, June 1990

• The Developmental Processes of the Nigerian Seaports{ A case study of NPA}-PGD-Transport Studies, Ogun State University[ OOU], Ago-Iwoye 1996/97

• Labour-Management Relations in Transport Sector{ A case study of NPA}-M.Sc Transport Studies, OOU, Dec;1998

• The Implications of Bank Fraud on the Nigerian Economy-MBA, OOU, Dec;2005

• The Impact of Port Concession on the Efficiency and Performance of Calabar Port, Nigeria: A Preliminary Analysis, Ph.D University Of Calabar, July, 2012

Academic Research Works:

• Perceived Factors Influencing the Choice of Antenatal Care and Delivery Centres among Childbearing Women in the Ibadan North South-Western, Nigeria. { Published by Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management. Vol 5, No. 4 (2012)

• Impact of Hydrocarbon Concentration on the alteration of Internal tissue of egeria radiate{Lamerck} Galatae Paradoxa{Born} Donacidea in a part of Cross River, Nigeria{ Accepted for Publication in Euro Journal of Environmental Sciences Ewa et al{2012}

Unpublished Books / Works:

• The Sojourner

• The Survivours

• The Encounter

• Natures Poetry-A collection of Poems

• The Testimony-Drama

• The Tenant-Drama

• The Scandal

• The Innocent Minds-Drama

Film Produced:

• Cracks—A Film produced in 1998

Published Articles:

• Keeping a date with History: Our Journey to Abuja-Voice of Labour { A Tabloid of the SSA, NPA Branch, July 2000

• The Ills of World Bank & IMF meddling on our Leaders Policies-Voice of Labour, Oct; 2000

• African Continent and Negativism-Voice of Labour, 2001

• Privatizing NPA and the Policies of our leaders{Learning from History}, 2001

• Holding Our Leaders Responsible; August 2001

• The Youth & the Nation, 2002

Elder don’t tell lies, July 2002

• Narrow Escape; August 2003

• Government of Borrowed Policies—April 2005

• Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Vision For A New Nigeria 2006 Table Calendar Write-up/ Concept-Dec; 2005

• The new Mandate

• And the Beat goes on

• The histology of Christmas

• Updating and Upgrading

• Security Tips

• The Fertility of Stock market

• Work Ethics—Voice of Labour, NPA Senior Staff News Bulletin July, 2012

Seminar Presentations:

• The Role of Internal Auditors in Fraud Prevention, OSU, MBA week, Feb; 2004

• Primary Security Tips and Combating Measures, Life Dev. Centre, Lagos, Nov.2005

• Leadership Instructions at the other Side-Life Dev. Centre, Lagos; Feb. 2006

• Defining the Church-SOL

• Personal Finance Mgt & Control-Life Dev. Centre, Lagos; April 2006

• Understanding the term ‘Mentoring’

• Kingdom Relationship

• Choice of marriage partner

• Roles of venture funding

• Understanding Business structures

• Project Kick start

• Pricing Strategy

• Marketing Strategy

• Managing Human Resources

• Tapping from multiple sources of income

• Understanding your Next of Kin

• Internal Audit Blue Print on a Concessioned NPA—Calabar Port, 2008

• The essence of Education for youth development { Isuikwuato Youths-Dec;2008}

• Community Building{Christian Teaching @ Life Heritage Chapel, Calabar, 2009

• Dimensions of Dominion{Christian Teaching @ Green Pasture Christian centre, Calabar, 2009

• Prophetic Revival Fire Conference {Dominion Assembly Church, Calabar}, 2010

• The General Overview of Port Concession for Calabar Port Officers, Calabar 2011

• Planning for Retirement For Calabar Port officers, Calabar, April 29, 2011

• Policy Compliance as a way of Adding Value at NPA Audit Conference in Warri, Delta State, 2011

• Single Billing System in NPA: Problems and Prospects, NPA Audit Conference, May 2012, Abuja

INITIATIVES:

• Founding Member-Umunnekwu Agbo Youths Association, Lagos Branch

• Founding Member—Life Impact development centre, Calabar, Cross River State

• Editor In chief-Balanced Word{ A monthly News Bulletin on the Word of God} Season Of Life Ministry Publications, Lagos

• Founding Member—Umunnekwu Agbor PLDA { Scholarship Scheme}

• Founder Green Initiatives Nigeria{GIN}: An open Group in Facebook

Dr. Sunny Oby Maduka is a loving husband to his wife—Mrs. Priscilla Swanta Maduka and a caring father to their four children—Amarachi Peace Mbanghalie Maduka, Kelechi Praise Kassan Maduka, Chimdi Princess Marvelous Kawuta Maduka and Tochi Divine Godiya Maduka.

He has evergreen passion for football, traveling, listening to music, dancing, writing and exploring new ideas. Also, he is an adherent follower of Jesus Christ, committed to full service to God and humanity, and aspires to publish his other works soon, so as to further enrich lives.

CHAPTER ONE

IN THE BEGINNING

I was going through Times magazine, using it to kill the boredom I was experiencing for close to about seven hours in a plane. I was beginning to think that science should do something to shorten the distance and time spent travelling between continents. I gently stretched myself and tossed the magazine on my laps. I then peered through the window of the plane and all I could make out was the foggy cloud, drifting slowly towards us. I took a quick glance down the world that lay below to admire the beauty of God’s creation. The scenery was amazing and I smiled to myself, praising God whose intent and purpose in creating man-kind was to be like Him both in thought and action, but disobedience had cut off humanity from those laudable plans. I closed my eyes and drifted into a trance.

Where have we missed it, God? I asked my inner heart and I heard a voice asking me back.

My child, what have you missed?

Daddy, your essence of creation

"My child, you have seen the wonders of my creation. The cloud, the air, the plants, the birds of the air, the different species of animals, the sea, the land that produces every man’s needs, the sun, the moon and even the seasons. I created all for every human being to glorify me. Even the satrapy of the scene you have just seen through the window and even this aircraft you are in came about through my interaction with mankind in the design and production for ease of movement?

But Daddy, I responded, These men and women, most of them don’t believe in you.

That is the deceit of the satanic planted mentality. I have been interacting with powerful men that are championing my ultimate purpose on earth and I perceive you think otherwise, because they are not mentioned in the Bible.

Exactly, Daddy

"My child, have you forgotten that all creations are by me, and for you to understand me, you need deeper spiritual realities that are involved in the control of the seen by the unseen; that creation came about from nothing to something? {Gen.1:1}.

Thank you, Daddy for this enlightenment but why are these spiritual realities not manifested to the majority of your creation? I stammered.

Just like a flash, I felt a tender touch on my head followed by a long silence.

Daddy, are you still with me? I asked confusedly. The voice came this time clear and powerful.

My child, I am with you. May be I should tell you the other purpose of man’s creation. Three important aspects are {1} Dominion {2} Reproduction and {3} Relationship. But man fell due to distrust in me, self reliance, acquisition of illegal wisdom, satanic fellowship and the effects of these misgivings were: a shift in spiritual realm functionality, wrong self awareness, war with his environment and satanic embrace. That is, the entrance of sin made man to become a prisoner of flesh, but my beloved son, Christ came to the rescue when he said in John 19:30 It is finished; my mercy was pricked and I restored all that mankind lost in the first Adam. The first idea in the creation of man was to fellowship with me through direct interaction by communicating and speaking with me. In fact, the new season you are in now requires you to set your heart right with intimate zeal and hunger to listen and commune with me directly. That is to say, your ability to hear me will determine the standard of your relationship with me. This becomes important when that capacity and ability to communicate with me becomes critical to the fulfillment of my purpose and mandate. As you are on this mission, your success or otherwise will depend solely on your innate ability to fellowship, connect, commune, listen, hear, speak with me and I assure you that you will not only access me but activate my first love in creating humanity.

Daddy, please don’t leave me as I plead that you open the channel of communication between us eternally, I solicited.

My son, the five basic ways of accessing me are embodied herewith: Seeing, Hearing, Intuition, Feeling and Thinking, and I have granted you all of them this day but the choice of using them is entirely yours.

Thank you, Daddy, I shouted unknowingly as the silence prevailed. Then a tap came on my shoulder and I opened my eyes shaking and smiling.

Are you okay mister? An elderly man asked me, looking at me confusedly. I just nodded. He shrugged and continued reading his newspaper.

Sitting beside me was an elderly black man and often times, he would throw in a discussion but I wasn’t just in the mood. My spirit told me that there was something wrong but I couldn’t guess right, despite the new revelation I just got in that time of my short trance. The restlessness was becoming unbearable but still I couldn’t pick any clue from the realm and I decided to go to the gents. I excused myself from the elderly man who muttered something.

What are you saying sir? I asked. He smiled and asked,

What is your destination my son? I was shocked as the voice was exactly the same as the one I heard in my trance. I gazed at him intently and still standing, I replied, Mogadishu sir. He adjusted his position in order to give me a passage as he said, Are you aware of the war going on there? Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan and others have refused to embrace peace and I beg you my son, when you get to your destination, talk to their leaders of the need for peace to reign.

I glanced at this man, shook my head as I interjected I have read extensively about the unending conflicts destroying even many other African countries perpetuated by evil Leaders. Sometimes I wonder if it was a curse on the African Leaders to learn nothing from their sordid pasts except looting and killing.

The society begets the leadership. It wasn’t a vacuum. A wicked society breeds wicked leaders and followers. A society of injustice and societal disintegration will not embrace peace and prosperity he said, illustrating with his hands. I sat back to learn from this elderly but educated man talking about African leaders.

Sir, I think these leaders inherited their wickedness from their skins. As their skins are black, so are their hearts and one day, very soon, God will move into this continent to heal this land. This people have suffered enough and if God is God of justice, this is not the season for abdication but reformation in every sphere of the African leaders’ mentality. He didn’t utter a word as he eyed me intently. I waited for his answer but he kept mute and I said, Sir, am I not right? Hardly will a day pass by that you won’t hear of… .

No my son, wickedness has nothing to do with colour. It is a mentality deficiency. What about the white settlers, Afrikaans, who perpetuated apartheid, the Arabs, Semite perpetuate brutality in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia etc. Remember the origin of evil, Lucifer. He was a beauty to behold. My son, the colour of the skin is not synonymous with evil. Goodness is a natural and an innate attributive mystery of a person and not his or her colour. I relaxed, thinking of this elderly man’s words when he tapped me on the shoulder, My son, you may now go to the gents.

I am okay, sir I said fastening my seat belt. He nodded negatively and then said:

This is the only chance for you to go to the gents if you want to accomplish your objective in Africa. Suddenly I felt some force releasing the belt, pulled me up and I steered towards the gents. Immediately I got in, I locked the door and unzipped my trousers, trying to ease myself but nothing came out. I zipped back my trousers while still analyzing the old man’s words. As I was about opening the door, the plane shuddered violently that I almost lost my balance. There was no prior warning from the flight deck. I stumbled out of the toilet. Passengers were screaming. I quickly dashed to my seat and assumed crash position as demonstrated earlier by a crew member. The plane started to roll and the luggage compartments flew open, throwing luggage all over the cabin. There was hysteria. Suddenly the plane went into a steep dive. There was loss of pressure and the oxygen mask was released over my head. I could hardly breathe. As I grabbed the mask, I heard a long bang. There was silence and it dawned on me that this incident was not a movie. It was real. This was a disaster and for this new plane to crash, there might have been a serious malfunctioning of some sort because it only took some minutes for the plane to crash.

I had boarded this new B46 aircraft from New Jersey to Addis Ababa enroute to Somalia as I was directed by Brigadier General Hayes but now, I was lying helplessly on muddy ground on an unknown soil and gradually, I opened my eyes. There was this uneasy quietness everywhere. I stared aimlessly and there was the balmy nature of the environment that jolted my being.

Where am I? I muttered slowly. I sat up and was in the midst of a thick forest. I glanced around and could only hear my laboured breath.

God, where is this place? I tried to pick myself up from the mud that was pulling me down. Then I felt a searing pain in my left leg. I gently stooped down and examined the wound. It wasn’t so bad, so I tore a piece of cloth from my shirt and bandaged the wound. As I looked up, there was a thick smoke coming out from nearby and I suddenly remembered.

The plane! Oh… what happened? I started towards the wreckage. Hurriedly, I got to the fuselage. Pieces of the aircraft had scattered all over the place.

"Is there anybody out there? I shouted but there was no answer.

I walked to the flight deck, peeped and beheld, the Captain and the Co-captain laid motionless, strapped to their seats. I entered, checked their pulse but they were dead. I came out, walked around the wrecked plane thinking about that old man and when I eventually saw him, he was dead. I stooped down and shut his bewildered eye balls. I was about checking his passport when suddenly, I heard a shrill.

I rushed to the end from where I heard the cry and what I saw shocked me. I couldn’t hold back the tears and I started sobbing like a child, tears running down my cheeks. Lying there dead was a nursing mother and a crying baby. With heavy heart, I freed the baby from the mother’s lifeless grip. As I picked him up, the baby wailed uncontrollably and I started patting him. As soon as the baby stopped crying, I gently stooped down and shut the nursing mother’s horrified eyes.

I picked the boy again and looked at him intently.

Where do I start? I muttered to myself.

Okay let’s check for a clue on your identity I picked the boy’s mother’s bag and checked the content but there was no clue. I looked around and saw the mother’s passport and opened it.

A Somalian national. She was probably trying to go back home, I thought. I then took a long look at the baby who mumbled at me, sucking his fingers.

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