To convert the unbelievers, he did miracles, signs and wonders. Then, to displace the demons, he rebuked and cast them out. But when he eventually came to the point of his ultimate sacrifice for mankind, he again went into midnight battles. And that is what I call the “Battle of Gethsemane”.
Such a remark, coming from Obasanjo, carried some approbatory weight simply because of his pedigree as former military head of state and former President. Recall that Buhari worked as Federal Commissioner of Petroleum and Natural Resources in the late 1970s under Obasanjo as Head of State.
Even the great President Abraham Lincoln attests to the inclusiveness of the democratic process and describes it as “the government of the people, by the people and for the people”. A quote that has reverberated the world over and Nigeria is not left out.
Abiiola-Castello said long before President Muhammadu Buhari came in as the President of Nigeria, Aregbesola, who was then the Governor of Osun State, had embarked on what she described as a one-man campaign, which pressed for recognition for Abiola as winner of that election and indeed to be recognised as a former president.
Prophet Emmanuel Kobi has spoken the truth and he has spoken for millions. I commend his courage. Sadly Pastor Kris Okotie of Household of God Church International has taken another course and confirmed Kobi’s concerns about the nature of the African.
Was that because I work with a President elected on the platform of the APC? Not necessarily so. Yes, I’ve never really liked the PDP because I felt there was too much of buccaneering in the party, but I’d always been honest enough to give some governors in the fold of the party who were doing well their dues. I always mentioned Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State (he was still in PDP then), Danjuma Goje of Gombe State, and some others. They stood out for the good works in their states.
According to Dr. Ismaila Iro, grazing reserves in Nigeria started during the pre-colonial era. Although formally introduced by the British, grazing reserves were demarcated by the Fulani who conquered and ruled Northern Nigeria.
At a time of uncertainty, insecurity, civil unrest and injustice, one must commend those who are brave enough to speak up loudly and clearly. That was what Zubaida, a young Fulani woman from Northern Nigeria, did eloquently and courageously with her article.
Not a man given to hand wringing, he went to work immediately. As he recalls it “I knew I had to make NISER look like, feel like and produce work like a globally recognized research institute.”
But what does the ban mean, really? It means that about 40 million users in Nigeria who are mostly young people would be unable to access the service through local service providers.
Anneka Kinch did not disappoint. She pried open previously closed inner world of a libidinous famous prophet who morph nightly into a sexual monster. She regurgitated a sustained immoral revelation of sexual abuse that induced an insanely, eye-bulgingly, and mouth-foamingly fury which naturally cascaded into an alarming moral panic. Grumbling grenades were dropped on the fortified Synagogue of this notorious and well-known Ikotun-Egbe based prophet. TBJ is a muddy creek, an exemplar of the ignoble black devil, grand master of the antiquated Sodomic Order, empty vessel, deceiver, and prince of darkness. Since the beginning of time, man, yes mortal man, has combed the wilds, mountains, forests, and rivers in search of a Deity to worship and praise. In each of us, there is a distant echo of the sacred. There is also an inner conviction that the world could not have been perfectly ordered without God as the architect and divine driver-designer.
As in death, Dare’s birth was remarkable. He broke a chain of births through caesarean operation and was born naturally after his parents gave their lives to Christ. A source close to the family described Dare as “Olu omo” (Special child or King of Children), not an everyday child.”
The high mortality rates of COVID-19 in countries and regions like the US, India, South America, Europe and Asia simply indicate that humanity is grappling with an existential threat.
However, my experience with writer’s block was different, stemming up from the fear of not being able to pen down what I most needed to write.
Apart from my investigative and human interest stories that highlight the depredations of oil exploration on the region’s land, water and air and the concomitant effects on lives and livelihood of the people, I went a step further to lead international media organisations to produce far-reaching and very revealing news features and documentaries to draw attention to the atrocities committed against our people.
The reason is based on the fact that Nigeria is one of the richest countries in the world. Our country is blessed with both human and material resources and yet majority of the populace are suffering.
TB Joshua was too generous and humble. He was a good man and never looked down on anyone. There was never a time I met him in the company of Dr. Frederick Fasehun that he didn’t bestow his benevolence on me through prayers, kind words and cash gifts. Such was the altruistic nature of this great man with the demeanour of a self-effacing and gracious servant of God.
By then, the most recent karate session against free speech by His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the Twitter Empire in Africa in General and Nigeria in Particular (I hope Idi Amin Dada would not be livid in his grave for piracy of his intellectual property!), had not begun.
He searched and low and behold, he found such a town in Nigeria, it’ll be home for the next 50 years of his life. When he got to Ilesha, he became a part of an ongoing revival there led by Apostle Ayo Babalola. He ended up becoming a mentor to Apostle Babalola and many other known christian leaders in Nigeria. He was the spiritual father to Archbishop Benson Idahosa. Benson Idahosa testified of how God specifically gave him the name of Ilesha and told him to go look for a white man there who will mentor him.
Lagos Real Estate guru, Olu Okeowo, has recently said that if the succession plan falls through, the South West will lose out the most as the only thing they have produced over the years are mostly area boys and fake pastors.