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.
Ondo 2020: Mimiko Is Not My Friend, He Remains My Bogus Enemy For Life —- Akeredolu [VIDEO]
As the date for the Ondo State gubernatorial election draws closer, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has described his predecessor and former governor Olusegun Mimiko as one of the main enemies standing against his re-election bid on October 10.
Governor Akeredolu stated while featuring live on the Channels TV popular programme, ‘Politics Today’ which was monitored by our correspondent.
Recall that the former governor Mimiko, at the weekend in Ile-Oluji, Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area of the state during the campaign tour of Agboola Ajayi, described his friend and successor in office, Akeredolu, as a disappointment to the good people of the state, saying APC and Akeredolu run an anti-people government in the state.
But Akeredolu, while replying, described Mimiko as a “bogus enemy (sic)”, saying it is better for both of them to separate and go on their separate ways.
The governor, who is seeking re-election, alleged that Mimiko has politically betrayed him as a friend.
Akeredolu said: “I took him (Mimiko) as a friend but I doubt if truly he is my friend. I am not somebody that hides feelings. Reference to him as my friend may probably not be right. To me, he is a bogus enemy and I think he remains so I think for life.
“It is better for us to separate and go our ways because with a friend like him, you don’t need an enemy, so you don’t play this high level of betrayal in politics.
“For me, I am not interested in his own politics, if he thinks he is playing politics, he is fooling himself but for me am not human and I can tell you today that both of them, former Chief Judge of Ondo State, Sehinde Kumuyi and Mimiko are my bogus enemies and they will remain forever. I know God will forgive me, I know that am going to survive it and they will regret the action for life.”
Video Credit: Channels TV
We’ve Not Been Informed Of Any Tariff Hike Suspension From NERC —- Discos
Power distribution companies said on Monday that they had not received any directive from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on tariff suspension.
The Discos are confused about the decision of the Federal Government and labour unions as regards the reversal of the hike in electricity tariff, an investigation has shown.
Senior officials of power distribution companies said on Monday that they were awaiting the NERC to come up with a new tariff plan to be implemented within the two weeks as agreed by the Federal Government and labour unions.
It was also gathered that up till 7 pm on Monday, no order had been released by the NERC to Discos as touching the matter.
It was also gathered that the Discos told the regulator that it would take three to four days for them to change their billing/vending platforms and revert to the old tariffs.
“There is no communication yet from the regulator on that matter and I wonder how that can be implemented because right now, it is causing confusion in the power sector,” a senior official of a Disco in the northern region, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
Also, sources at the commission confirmed that although there had been prolonged meetings on the matter at the NERC headquarters in Abuja, no order had been sent out to Discos as of 7 pm on Monday.
“The whole thing is a bit complicated now. There have been a series of meetings about it since (Monday) morning,” an official at the NERC, who pleaded not to be named, said.
The official added, “But up till this time (7 pm) that you are speaking with me, no order has been issued on this matter to power distributors.”
A top official of one of the Discos who was at the meeting said the regulator had yet to tell them exactly what to do.
The Chairman, NERC, James Momoh, neither picked calls nor replied a detailed text message sent to him by our correspondent on the matter.
Magu Breaks Down In Tears, Begs Salami Panel: I Was Overzealous As EFCC Boss, I Regret It; Please Save My Career
Former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has confessed that he was indeed overzealous during his reign at the helm of affairs of the anti-graft agency.
The ex-anti graft czar stated further that he regrets some of his actions in office but confessed that he became overzealous in his quest to get things done.
Magu thus, appealed to Justice Isa Salami who chairs the panel probing his activities as acting Chairman of the EFCC, to help save his career since he has one and half years more in service before his retirement.
It was learnt that Magu made the confession and appeal on Friday, 25 September 2020 after completing his defense at the panel.
Magu was reportedly given the opportunity to address the panel for the last time after completing his defense.
He reportedly addressed members of the panel in tears. “Please sir, save my career, I have only one and half years left in service,” he pleaded.
While regretting some of his actions while in office, he reportedly said, “I became overzealous in my quest to get things done”.
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