Servant of God and founder and spiritual leader at INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, has released the 2018/2019 edition of his annual prophecy book, ‘Warning to The Nations’. At a parley in his church on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, the popular prophet highlights the contents of the book before a select group of journalists from Nigerian major print and online newspapers and bloggers. Below are excerpts from the encounter…
What has God shown you can stop the killings in the country?
What will caution these killings in Nigeria, the solution if the government can do it is, (i) let’s practice true federalism (ii) let there be no election in 2019 (iii) let’s have an agreement that states should go on their own and take care of their resources, this will caution corruption, because they only bring tax or percentage to the federal to take care of themselves, that is when the state policemen can work. If we want Nigeria to move forward it is not the election in 2019 that is the way forward for the country, the solution is, let the states be independent, then our electoral body too, by the time we do that there won’t be killings, and much later if we don’t want to live together, you can now opt out. Either we like it or not Nigeria will not exceed 2035. Let us pray against the death of a prominent Emir. Let GLO chairman pray for his health and his business because I see very serious challenges facing his business soon. Benin Republic president won’t win a second term in office. Ghanaian president should work hard and pray hard so that his second term would not be jeopardized on the altar of ethnicity. The international community will gang up against the Buhari government towards 2019 general elections. Rashidi Ladoja will not be Oyo governor again. He should perish the ambition, says the Lord.
Have you given these solutions as a concerned Nigeria or as what God has shown you?
I’m not a politician, and I don’t want to be one. If we see that that is not the solution then we can go for another one, but this is a solution that will bring us from the burden we are. We are not voting for conscience any longer in the election, we are voting for money, and is everywhere in the world, not Nigeria only.
Do you see the youth coming to leadership positions from 2019?
If you are a youth and you don’t have money you cannot be recognized, but when you have money you can go places. So any youth without money can’t, and you must also have a political godfather and you must know how to join political thuggery which will give them the avenue, but every politician has youths as thugs, so my fear for the youth is we haven’t seen any seriousness in them, they are not yet determined to do what is right, expect they shun violence for any political purpose and have integrity. Poverty is also the problem, there is too much of hardship.
You once spoke about Senate president, Saraki, that if he didn’t contest for the presidency, God will be annoyed with him. Now that Saraki is with PDP are you still standing that he should contest?
See the new prophecy book first because it is a very important issue. We said it a long time ago and you can tell what is happening now.
Do we take whatever you say here as prophecy so that people will not confuse your words with an opinion?
I’m not a politician and I don’t give opinions, all I say is prophetical.
Sometimes ago you said you warned Ekiti Governor, Fayose which he disobeyed and that was why you said he failed to win governorship for his party; now in Osun State, by September there will be an election. APC has broken into factions, what should we expect in Osun State?
First on the Osun State governorship election; we said it many weeks ago that the victory is between three political parties, APC, PDP and ADP. But I see APC winning if it puts its house in order. I see a fight between the APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and the party’s Board of Trustees. This position of the Lord remains. The whole messages are contained in the book. On Fayose, I want to tell you that Fayose shot himself in the foot because of greed, self-interest and ingratitude, and these led to his party’s defeat. If he had not disobeyed God, his party would have been victorious in the July 14th 2018 election. God revealed to us and we warned Fayose to desist from being selfish, greedy and ungrateful but he snubbed God’s warnings. He said he is also a prophet. He kept deceiving the people that he had the gift of the prophets. Now, he has realized that God is not mocked.
In 2014, you said that APC would take over power after Goodluck Jonathan and that you foresaw another party coming up that would defeat APC and rule for 18 years and the party will be formed by some aggrieved elements from across the north. Are we getting close to the prophecy?
I still stand by that prophecy. God said that in the nearest future, a party will take over, and there will be no PDP or APC. We are going to see a strictly Northern party, a strong, regional party by the Northerners.
What do you foresee on the international scene?
Democrat will win the next election in America. President Donald Trump will survive impeachment but will not get a second term. He will be technically defeated. I see Texas in America being recognized as an independent state in 2038.
Who is God telling you will be the next president of Nigeria, do you see Buhari coming back; you said some political dynasties will go away by 2019, are you specifically referring to somebody, is Saraki the man God said will help Nigeria?
Buhari’s second time is very dicey, and the honest truth is that if Buhari goes for a second term by force, there will be problems. God wants to use Saraki for something symbolic for four years only. If PDP can give him the presidential ticket, the party will bounce back and Nigeria will change for good. Otherwise, I don’t see any positive changes ahead.
You said God wants to use Saraki for four years, don’t you think that he could probably have achieved it because, in this present time that he is the Senate president, some of the things happening under his leadership are not good enough.
You as a journalist can analyze that, but me I cannot because I’m not speaking as a politician but God’s servant. That is what I know and that is how I will answer it. If PDP wants to win, let them give Saraki the presidential ticket. Saraki’s leadership will change a lot of things.
You said you don’t see Nigeria existing beyond 2035, I want to know if there will be a bloodbath or the breakup will be peaceful?
Yes, Nigeria will break up but God says Nigeria’s breakup will be peaceful.
Can you speak on why men of God contradict one another while giving prophecies?
God can give a prophet a message and for one reason or the other, He can take the message to another prophet to deliver. This is how God works. That is why I cannot analyze God the way He works. Either positive or negative, either it comes to pass or not, I’m not in a position to judge God or any prophet or speak on anybody’s prophecies.
You said in the book that so many PDP governors will decamp, who are the governors?
They are both PDP and APC governors. Let’s wait and see. The book also talks about our warning in 2017 that the governorship ambition of Senator Solomon Yayi will hit the rocks. But if he can apply more strategies, I see him returning to the Senate. Also, the book warned about the deaths of both former UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan and an American lady singer, Aretha Franklin. I see INEC and Police being used by the ruling party in 2019 to get what I call ‘technical rigging’. I see new billionaire businessmen emerging in Nigeria while the likes of Dangote and Otedola will fizzle out. I see the government scrapping NURTW and a new corporate body will be established to run the transport union as a separate ministry and government will be appointing the leadership. This is what the Lord says. Akpabio will not be able to hijack the PDP structure from Akwa Ibom governor.
What do you foresee about the forthcoming Osun State governorship election, especially concerning the dancing senator
I don’t know any dancing senator. But APC should put their house in order if they want to win the election. If they don’t they will lose it. I don’t see Ladi Adebutu realizing his political ambition in PDP. Likewise, Adebayo Adelabu will not be given governorship ticket in Oyo State. That is what the Lord says. He is just wasting his time and energy. I see pride killing his political ambition. He needs to seek God’s face. Amaju Pinnick’s time at NFF is over. Ambode should be careful not to fight Tinubu after winning a second term in 2019. I see him winning. There will be no Lagos State in some years from now because Lagos State will be divided into two different states. I see Ekiti, Ibadan and Ondo producing food for the whole country in the nearest future. I foresee Kwara State becoming a political Mecca for other parts of Nigeria and it will be rich in rice production and cattle rearing. Kwara will also discover petrol, tin and gold in large quantity.
JUST IN: CCT Grants Suspended CJN, Justice Onnoghen Bail As He Pleads Not Guilty To Charges
The Code of Conduct Tribunal, Friday granted the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, bail on self-recognition and, adjourned to March 11, for hearing of all pending applications.
This development followed an oral bail application made by the defence counsel, Chris Uche, SAN, after Onnoghen pleaded not guilty to the six count-charge preferred against him by the complainant – the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The six count-charge were subsumed that aside allegation that he failed to disclose his assets as prescribed by law, FG, in the charge that was filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, equally accused the CJN of operating foreign bank accounts.
It also alleged that contrary to relevant laws regulating the conduct of public office holders, the CJN, maintained a domiciliary foreign currencies account that comprised use of Dollars Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account.
However, before the tribunal proceeded with the matter, Uche pleaded that the order or warrant of arrest slammed against his client be vacated.
In his words, “We are here for the arraignment but before the tribunal proceeds, it will be recalled that there are applications pending.
“It was the view by way of the majority decision of this tribunal that the defendant must appear.
“And here is the defendant. But may I plead that the order of the bench warrant be discharged before proceedings “.
In reaction, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar conveyed approval but said it would be on the condition that the CJN makes himself available whenever needed.
Also, after the vacation of the order of warrant of arrest and Onnoghen pleaded not guilty to the aforesaid charges, Uche, again rose to apply for an adjournment over which the prosecuting counsel, Musa Ibrahim did not object.
On this premise, the tribunal chairman acceded to the application and adjourned the case to March 11, for hearing of all pending applications.
Nnamdi Kanu Calls Off Election Boycott, Asks Igbo To Vote En Masse On Saturday
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has called off the election boycott in the south-east region of the country.
In an audio message made by the IPOB leader, Kanu also asked the Igbo to come out in their numbers and vote during Saturday’s presidential election.
Kanu had been calling on the Igbo to boycott any election held in Nigeria until the government agrees to a referendum regarding IPOB’s quest for a sovereign state of Biafra.
On Wednesday, just two days ago, he told BBC Igbo that IPOB will ‘shut down’ the south-east and ensure voting does not take place in the area.
In the broadcast obtained Thursday night, Kanu said unnamed individuals have met the demands given by the group before any election could be held in the south-east.
He said: “Earlier today, February 14, 2019, I received confirmation from our team that all of our pre-conditions played before those kicking off to call off the elections have been met. And in view of that, I hereby lift the boycott of elections.
“IPOB was very steadfast, we have fought a very good battle; we have made it very clear to all and sundry that we are very determined and this is victory for IPOB and for the emancipation of Biafra.”
Kanu expressed hope that those who agreed to the group’s demands will implement them.
He asked the Igbo to spread the “good news” but added the group’s resolve remains the same: a sovereign state of Biafra.
“We said it from the beginning, nobody should expect us to participate in any form of elections unless our demands are met. And I am glad to tell you that they have acceded to our demands and it will be fully implemented,” he said.
“I therefore ask each and everyone of you to take this good news to all our towns and villages that the boycott has been lifted. And we will all go about on the 16th of February to discharge whatever duties we have or whatever beliefs … for groups and individuals.
“Never again will they take IPOB for granted, and never again will people underrate our resolve. We have showed it to them and we shall continue to demonstrate it until Biafra republic is restored. I thank you very much and may God be with you.”
It is not clear who the IPOB leader is rooting for in Saturday’s presidential election.
But it is obvious neither of the two front line candidates – President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – has his support.
While he claims Buhari is “dead” and being replaced by a “clone” in Aso Rock, he says Abubakar is a Cameroonian by birth and does not have the constitutional right to run for president.
Hot Iron Inserted Into Private Part Of LG Boss, Governor Demands Arrest Of Perpetrators
The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, Awosola Awotunde, has been directed to fish out those who allegedly inserted hot iron inside the private part of the Vice Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area of the state.
Governor David Umahi gave the directive on Thursday, when the new police boss paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Abakiliki.
Umahi, who expressed bitterness over the incident, described it as “barbaric”.
He said: “The hoodlums inserted a hot iron inside the private part of the vice chairman, while they cut the tendons of some men in the area.
“I have demanded for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators and would never allow the matter to go untreated.
“I will follow the matter up to any level, even reporting it to President Muhammadu Buhari because the victims were actually kidnapped.”
The governor said he always insisted on fairness and justice to all and had never abused his office to order that anyone be punished unjustly.
Umahi said: “I have always maintained that whether it is the Peoples Democratic Party or All Progressive Congress, among others, the life of every human being is important to us.
“I hate to see blood and your officers can attest that I have never supported evil.”
Umahi said he had always propagated the philosophy “that all perpetrators of evil must be arrested and prosecuted, even if they are my brothers or sisters.”
He pledged to cooperate with the new CP but insisted that his work would only be made tedious “if a man is made a woman.”
He said: “Where there is fairness, there is no crisis as someone without a gun can neutralise another with a gun by insisting on his right, which should not be marched upon.
“The main opposition party in the state boasts it would write the election result and use the federal might on us but I declare that we pay the federal might.
“Everybody owns the federal might and the present Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of the Department of State Services do not break the law.
“We have actually prepared for this election with anti-terrorism trainings to guard against intimidation of the common man in the state.”
Governor Umahi further said he would on Friday expose a tape where a candidate of the main opposition party in the state revealed how they intended to foment trouble during the elections.
He said: “I also learnt they are bringing in thugs who are camped in Enugu but fortunately, I am paying one of them.
“I am trailing them and when they arrive in the state, we will round them up with the assistance of security agencies.
“Any of them that we apprehend on our own would be kept in the state until after the elections.”
Earlier, Awotunde thanked the governor for the reception and assured the people that the police would be nonpartisan during the elections.
He said: “The whole world is focusing on Nigeria and we are assuring all the political parties of a level playing ground during the elations.
“We would ensure that peace reigns before, during and after the elections, while also ensuring that no soul is lost during the exercise.
“We also pledge our loyalty to your government and would do our jobs as professionals.”
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