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Sunday, 17 December 2017

I Have Not Made Any Revelation About Atiku's 2019 Presidential Ambition.. Rev Mbaka

I Have Not Made Any Revelation About Atiku's 2019 Presidential Ambition.. Rev Mbaka



 The Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has disowned media reports, which quoted him as saying that former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a most credible presidential candidate for the 2019 election.
Speaking on Saturday, the fiery priest said the originators of the report were out to cause mischief.

While expressing shock over the comments attributed to him, Mbaka said “I read the report about my support for Atiku with bitterness in my heart as I can see how wicked and evil some people could be.

“Those who are impersonating my names wickedly and politically must be careful. People must fear God and respect His anointed. Whoever is trying to use my name to support or promote Atiku’s political exploits is attracting God’s wrath to himself or herself.

“For now, I have never spoken neither for nor against Atiku. God has shown me nothing about him.

Neither in the public nor in the secret have I said what the reporter claimed. When?

Where? With whom? and under what platform did the mendacious and wicked reporter hear or see me talk about Atiku?”

Mbaka said if those behind the report failed to do the needful, “I will take action against such vulturous and satanic character assassins who have been working hard to destroy my reputation or make me a false prophet.

“I am busy with the work of God and I am now in a deeper contemplative encounter with the Awesome God.

“My concerns now are the healings, deliverances, blessings, breakthroughs etc of my people. I don’t talk carelessly. I speak when God has given me a word. For now, God has not revealed anything about Atiku Abubakar”.
Similarly, Ike Maximus Ugwuoke,
Media and Legal Adviser, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, added that “Fr Mbaka has been committed to the on-going 2017 crusade of Awesome Miracles from the Awesome God in the ministry which started last Wednesday where Adoration worshipers have been giving awesome testimonies.

“He has not been seen or heard in any other public or private forum where he could have made such declarations as claimed by the reporter.

“He is such a courageous man of God whose messages are always dubbed in video CDs for all who care to watch and listen no matter whose ox is gored.

“None of those declarations as contained in the said media report was Fr Mbaka’s. We challenge the fabricator of that report to produce the proof or evidence to back up their claim or recant the publication forthwith else he should brace up to face the consequence of his impersonating and mendacious report.”
Emir Of Kano First Son Joins Police

Emir Of Kano First Son Joins Police


Aminu Sanusi, first son of Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has joined the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The prince, who has a degree in accounting from the University of Buckingham, UK, graduated from the Plateau academy of the police with the rank of assistant superintendent of police (ASP).

He studied Arabic in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, before returning to Nigeria for his national youth service.

One of his sisters took to Facebook to share her excitement over the move.
“First, it was my honour as fave sister Ever to do this! Today, my brother passed out of Police Academy,” the post read.

“To be honest when he said he wanted to join the police, no offence, I was like haha so jokes. But he went ahead, against all advice and odds and now, I’m glad he did.

“While the rest of us struggle to find what our calling, personal legend is, my brother has found his. He is so happy! So proud! So responsible! He hasn’t regretted this one moment- in fact, he says things like “Sorry I’m returning your call late, I was cutting grass @ like 11pm.

“I stopped waiting to hear “I made a mistake”. What I’m most proud of is his reason ‘we need to change the police system in Nigeria, policemen aren’t doing their jobs, people don’t feel safe. I want to bring about that change’.

“I am so so so proud of the man you have become big brother. I love you soooo much.”
Army Captures 220 Boko Haram Insurgents In Northeast

Army Captures 220 Boko Haram Insurgents In Northeast


The Nigerian Army on Friday said its troops had captured 220 Boko Haram insurgents in various clearance operations in the northeast region. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

Nwachukwu said that troops captured 167 insurgents after raiding their enclaves in Lake Chad Basin while 53 others were captured in northern parts of Borno State.

He disclosed that troops also extricated 67 women and 173 children, who were family members of the insurgents.
Femi Adesina Eulogises Buhari At 75 "Why God Kept Him Alive"

Femi Adesina Eulogises Buhari At 75 "Why God Kept Him Alive"

Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive

By FEMI ADESINA

Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me: "Adesina, always tell me the truth. That is what I want from you. In this type of position I have found myself, it is very easy not to be told the truth. People will just tell you what they think you want to hear. But from you, I want the truth. As a General, I may argue, but please argue with me. Tell me the truth always."

Based on that blank cheque I'd been given, I went to the residence one evening last year to see the President. That was the time there was deafening talk of hunger from different parts of the country. I wanted to be sure that the talk was not being filtered from the President. Of course, I know him as somebody who reads newspapers religiously, and wherever we are in the face of the world, he asks for media highlights from Nigeria. So, he would not be unaware of what Nigerians were going through. But I still wanted to raise it with him.

"Mr President, there is hunger in the land, and people are complaining. I know government is doing its best, but I just want you to be aware," I said.

Mr President responded: "I know, I know. I am aware of what people are going through. I have people in my own constituency back home, and I know the messages they send to me. But it is a passing phase. Our country was vandalized, and we found ourselves in this problem. But now that we are here, we will do our best. We will bring change to this country, and we are already seeing it in agriculture. This period of hunger will pass."

It was prophetic. The season of hunger will pass, and is indeed passing. Anyone that is honest will admit that things are looking up in Nigeria. The ravening clouds shall no longer be victorious. They shall not long possess the sky.

 I went away with one conviction from that night's meeting: the poor matter very much to this President. He is not the type that people would tell they had no bread to eat, and he would tell them to eat cake instead. This is a friend of the talakawas, a man who loves ordinary people, and who wants their station in life to be improved. And those people know it. That is why they gravitate towards him, and repose so much confidence in him. He is their hero. Our hero.

President Buhari turns 75 years today. But some six months back, how many could confidently say this day would come for the ramrod straight man from Daura? How many believed the President would come out of the severe medical challenge that had confronted him? It all began as a routine vacation cum medical check up in January, and few days after, the rumour mill was on overdrive. The challenge lasted till August, before the President returned home finally, and since then, he has been looking better by the day. Each time you now see him, there is a fresher glow, and you cannot but give glory to God on his behalf.

But why was President Buhari kept alive, so much so that he is turning 75 today? Why did he pass through the sea of infirmity, and he was not swept away? Why did he pass through inferno, and the fire did not kindle against him? Big question. I don't have the answer, but I can hazard some guesses, based on divine principles.

Rigobert Song. Remember him? Song was the Cameroonian defender who played many years for the Indomitable Lions. He appeared at eight African Nations Cup tournaments, five as captain, and stood between Nigeria and victory many times. He became an idol, venerated by his countrymen and women. He retired to become a coach.

Then late last year, Song was not on song again on the soccer pitch. He had a near death experience on October 20. He went down with brain aneurysm, and was in coma for two days. Doctors battled to save his life, and he was eventually evacuated to France.

While the travails lasted, the social media was abuzz with news of Song's passage. As someone who had followed his career over the years, I felt very sad. But this is the season of fake news. Song was not dead, he miraculously rallied back. He narrated his experience, which I found instructive, considering what our President also passed through:

"I did not know what was happening to me...I did not even know I was fighting between life and death...All these people, they put God in trouble. Because everyone in this situation, they were praying-this is what I keep in my mind-God would have been in trouble. Everyone was praying, asking, 'God, please don't do that, don't take Rigobert.' I say thank you everybody for making me come back."

What song was Song singing? One of thanksgiving. Cameroonians who loved him bombarded God with prayers, 'Please, don't take Rigobert now.' And God heard. He showed mercy.

That is the same reason President Buhari is alive today. Nigerians bombarded Heaven with prayers. With supplications, intercessions, pleas for mercy. Muslims prayed in mosques. Christians prayed in churches. President Alpha Conde of Guinea declared 24 hours prayer for his Nigerian counterpart. Prayers were going on everywhere, both at home, and in the Diaspora. I can imagine God telling Himself: 'I must answer these prayers. These petitions are too many. I must answer.'

And God had mercy, a fact attested to by President Buhari himself. He said his return was a miracle, which only God could have done.

Why did God keep our President alive? The Holy Books answer:

"Blessed is he that considers the poor;

God will deliver him in the day of evil.

God will preserve him, and keep him alive,

And he will be blessed upon the earth;

And deliver him not unto the will of his enemies,

And raise him up from sickness." (Psalm 41:1-3).

And this one in Surah At-Tawbah 9:128:

"There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer, for he is concerned over you and to the believers he is kind and merciful."

President Buhari is concerned about Nigerians, particularly the helpless, the ordinary people, and he has dedicated his life to serving them. And when he was near unto death, those ordinary people besieged Heaven with prayers. That Christian hymn says "dearer to God are the prayers of the poor." And God truly answered.

There is power in goodwill, we have seen it work. It worked for Rigobert Song, and it has worked for our President. Have a heart for men, particularly for the poor, the lowly, and the downtrodden. And see God rise on your behalf.

Consider Tabitha (Dorcas in Greek), who lived at Joppa. She was full of good works, always doing good, and helping the poor. One day, she took ill, and died. Peter, one of the apostles of Jesus, was invited. He came, prayed, and said: "Tabitha, arise!" And the woman came back to life. That is what is possible, when you have a heart for the poor.

In his New Year message last year, President Buhari told the country: "Living in the State House has not alienated me from your daily sufferings. These challenges are only temporary, we are working to make things better."

When news came a couple of months ago that Nigeria had exited from recession, what did the President say? "Until coming out of recession translates into meaningful improvement in peoples' lives, our work cannot be said to be done."

In another broadcast, the President had stated: "All my adult life, I have always earned a salary and I know what it is like when your salary is simply not enough."

That is the man we follow, and serve. Millions would today follow him into battle blindfolded. Millions upon millions would vote him again and again, if he throws his hat into the ring. Happy birthday, Mr President. You have shown us how to care for the lowly and the poor, how to bear them in our hearts at all times, and how such pleases God, and brings mercy our way. Thank you for coming this way, thank you for offering yourself for service.

.Adesina is Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari
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2019:Only APGA Can Fully Take Care Of The Interests Of Igbos.. Gov Obiano

2019:Only APGA Can Fully Take Care Of The Interests Of Igbos.. Gov Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has asked the South-East governors to join the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) if they would wish to be re-elected in the 2019 general elections.
Obiano stated this on Thursday at the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the Anambra State capital, during a function tagged,“Victory Rally/Commencement of Anambra Central Senatorial District Rerun Campaign.”
The governor described APGA as the “South-East hurricane”, adding that many serving Senators and House of Representatives’ members from the geopolitical zone had approached him to join APGA.
Describing APGA as the Igbo philosophy and identity, Obiano added, “What we are telling everybody now is to join APGA within a reasonable time to be able to get the chance to contest election on our platform in 2019.”
Obiano, who described the January 13 senatorial rerun in the state as a simple mathematics, said the APGA candidate in the election, Victor Umeh, to “crush any opposition” in the race.
My Excellent Performance Will Get Me Re-elected In 2019..Adamawa Governor

My Excellent Performance Will Get Me Re-elected In 2019..Adamawa Governor

Governor Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa State has said he will rely on the performance of his administration if he decides to re-contest in 2019.
Speaking on Saturday at a book presentation, the governor said that he was satisfied with his administration’s performances and was convinced that the electorate had been enjoying the dividends of democracy provided by his administration.
He praised the civil servants, the members of his executive council, the legislature and the traditional rulers for their support to his administration, adding that all the achievements recorded were as a result of team work.
Bindow also commended the sustained support from the Federal Government.


He noted that with the latest release of funds as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, his administration would clear all arrears of workers’ salaries. The governor said that he would soon invite President Buhari to launch the state anti-corruption unit.