I was surfing the internet on Thursday night after a stressful day at work and because the federal government has banned Twitter, I had to enjoy my Facebook app which I have made an alternative whenever I want to read or watch funny and educative posts.
I follow several pages on Facebook, most especially those operated by political leaders and appointees, this is due to my love for politics and my never-quenched thirst for information that comes from the seat of power.
One of the pages I have followed consistently over the years is that of Femi Adesina, the President’s special adviser on media and publicity. This is because I see him as an intelligent, factual, and interesting person who serves as a leader to every journalists in Nigeria, I mean, He has reached the peak of his career and people really look up to him. Although in recent times, some have called him names for his view on some issues but I have never for once joined bandwagon because I feel they are not being sincere in their criticisms. However, Thursday night actually confirmed what people have always said, I couldn’t believe my eyes as journalism suddenly went down the drain in the hands of its custodian, Mr Femi Adesina, arguably the most envied journalist in Nigeria at the moment.
Mr Femi Adesina as usual made a long paragraphed post titled ‘Some Prophets See Nothing’ talking about Prophets in Africa. He started by mentioning a man who prophesied the victory of England at the just concluded Euro 2020 cup before moving to the main target of his post, Primate Elijah Ayodele of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church.
Primate Ayodele is a very popular man of God who has made several warnings to power, he is known for his courage and boldness in speaking the truth to power, I quickly focused on the post to see what the highly respected writer has written this time around. Shockingly, Femi Adesina went on by stating some prophecies of Primate Ayodele that didn’t come to pass according to him, continued by saying Primate Ayodele is a very good humanitarian, and ended with advising him to focus on his philanthropic activities and leave the prophetic ministry.
If Femi Adesina was factual with the prophecies he listed as not coming to pass, there wouldn’t have been needing to pay attention but for the sake of excellent journalism, the need to call him to order is highly important.
Let’s take a look at his list of unfulfilled prophecies of Primate Elijah Ayodele which will be quoted below
‘’ Let’s look at all these facts: in the build-up to 2015 presidential elections, Primate Ayodele said Goodluck Jonathan would win. The man lost. He said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would take Kaduna by a narrow margin. Nasir el-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won. Again, he said Yobe, Gombe, Benue, Delta, and Akwa Ibom States would be won by PDP. The APC won three of those States. Who hit the crossbar? You know the answer.
PDP will shock APC in Lagos. It didn’t happen. Boko Haram would bomb South West. Mercifully, it didn’t happen. APC would break, Buhari won’t do the second term. You know the truth. And in 2017, when the President was on medical vacation abroad for many months, he said the seat was vacant, and the man would never return. You now know who didn’t speak the truth, who didn’t hear from God’’
To start with, Primate Ayodele never said Goodluck Jonathan would win election in 2015, I wonder where Femi Adesina was when Vanguard Newspapers published a detailed story on how what Primate Ayodele said about Goodluck Jonathan’s fate in his second term bid. The man of God started talking about it since 2013 that Goodluck Jonathan’s victory is dicey and that He will not win. (https://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/my-warnings-to-the-nation-have-come-to-pass-primate-ayodele/)
On PDP Shocking Lagos in 2015, it seems Femi Adesina was too busy with campaigning to secure an appointment when PDP nearly took Lagos from APC if not for the intervention of some leaders of the party in a crooked way. PDP won seats in the house of the assembly which was unusual and till date, every political analyst still maintains that PDP was robbed of that election, was that not shocking enough that PDP shook APC’s stronghold?
On the Kaduna Election that Nasir El Rufai won, Primate Ayodele never said PDP would win, He categorically said it will be difficult for PDP to retain the state, and for the other states Femi Adesina mentioned, it would be best for him to make his findings and provide video proof of Primate Ayodele making these statements because as far as I know, the man of God never said this and as a journalist that Femi Adesina is, wouldn’t it have been proper for him to call Primate Ayodele then to confirm if he said all of these? The official statement from the man of God media office is stating a different thing with the record on prestigious media publications. Funny enough, Femi Adesina used to have a personal relationship with Primate Ayodele, he was even at his church to preach at a time, how come he never resorted to hearing directly from the man of God on these prophecies or is this one of his pull him down syndrome tactic against Primate Elijah Ayodele as ordered by his paymasters?
On Buhari’s seat becoming vacant, Primate Ayodele never meant death for President Buhari, infact Primate Ayodele ordered Nigeria to pray for President Buhari’s health when he was away. This was even published on a popular website (https://thewhistler.ng/i-see-nigerian-flag-flown-half-mast-cabal-dethroning-osinbajo-primate-ayodele/)
so we wonder where Femi Adesina got his version from.
Talking about the All progressive congress breaking, if truly Femi Adesina is informed, even the blind man knows APC has broken into pieces, it has not just being admitted publicly. We see the national leader of the party kicking against policies made by the acting national chairman, we saw how this played out during the party’s registration, another crisis is also rocking the party’s national congress which has been shifted twice, how then can we describe this as togetherness?
On Boko Haram bombing South west, that prophecy was just made this year as a warning to awaken the security system of the south west in general, if a man of God has made some revelations or warnings, the fact that it is yet to come to pass doesn’t mean it won’t and why should Femi Adesina expect bombings in South west. Who should go and start praying to God to avert if it not him? It’s unfortunate that everything Femi Adesina mentioned on this post of his are nothing but false. It’s sad that one of the longest serving journalists in Nigeria has given himself out to hearsays and unconfirmed reports to attack a man of God who does nothing but reveal God’s mind and warnings to nations beyond Nigeria and Africa.
The main reason for his post was to talk about the recent prophecy of Primate Ayodele that talked about Nigeria breaking before 2040. Femi Adesina beastly described the prophecy as one that wasn’t heard from God and assured that Nigeria will survive beyond 2040, the question is, How can a man who doesn’t see beyond his nose, a mere man who operates in the physical realm be sure of what will happen in the next minute not to talk of many years to come? A prophet sees things long before they happen, Femi Adesina should not read prophecy like novels or articles. These are very important warnings and instead of praying to God, he is out there attacking Primate Ayodele for speaking God’s mind, may God forgive him.
He also frowned at Primate Ayodele’s negative prophecies, explaining that prophecies are supposed to edify the soul. Maybe we should ask him if he didn’t hear about Prophet Jeremiah’s prophecy to Judah in the bible or Prophet Elijah’s many prophecies that were not palatable. A prophet says what he sees, not for anyone’s edification but for the name of God to be glorified.
Of course, I know for sure that Femi Adesina would never have soiled his reputable journalism career for this cheap campaign of calumny against Primate Ayodele whose tentacles have spread far and wide by God’s grace, he has only sacrificed himself as a tool to shut down every one speaking truth to the power but unfortunately, even if the whole media team, joined by all appointees of the Presidency come together as a force against Primate Ayodele, they will flee in seven ways because no one dares touch God’s project ‘’Touch Not My Anointed And Do My Prophets No Harm’’.
For the record, Primate Elijah Ayodele is the only prophet in Africa to consistently produce an annual book of prophecy titled Warnings To The Nation since 1994. The 27th edition was launched on Saturday, 10th Of July, 2021. He is also the only prophet to have over 10,000 fulfilled prophecies with a compendium published for record purposes. Primate Ayodele isn’t someone that will be easily pulled down by this unprofessional article by Femi Adesina, it can’t even touch the hair on his body but there’s really a need to call Femi Adesina to order before he loses track.
Let’s even talk about the recent fulfilled prophecies of this man of God. Primate Ayodele had warned that He foresees assassination of an African leader, this came to pass in Haiti recently, in the newly released Annual book of prophecy which was compiled from March to June, Primate Ayodele noted that there will be the destruction of lives and properties in South Africa if Zuma’s case isn’t handled well, we all know what’s happening now, the sudden change in leadership of GTBank was mentioned in this book, in the areas of sports too, Primate Ayodele accurately prophesied the outcome of Euro 2020 and COPA America semi-finals and final matches during live services on his Facebook page, this was not recorded, it was a live broadcast before the match was played, they came to pass exactly how he said it (see his Facebook page here https://web.facebook.com/inrievangelical) , these are just 0.01% of Primate Ayodele’s prophecies.
Finally, I would love to advise him to remember that Southwest remains his home after President Buhari’s tenure ends, He has allowed himself to be used as a weapon against his people for too long, the remaining years of his in power should be to retrace his steps and not cause more damages for himself, if not for his sake but for his family who is also full of shame on his behalf.
Written By Olakunle Adejobi, Lagos
IPOB Members Attack Police Station In Imo State
Suspected IPOB Members have attacked a Police Station in Imo State
Confirming the reports to newsmen on Friday, the Imo State Police spokesman, CSP Michael Abattam said that suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked a police station in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
Abattam stated that IPOB members attacked the station around 6.44 pm on Thursday with explosives, shooting sporadically to scare away the residents.
He stated that the gunmen arrived in the area in a convoy of five vehicles and three motorcycles, adding that one police officer was badly injured while properties were damaged in the attack.
Abbattam, however, disclosed that the police operatives attached to the station engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel which led to the gunmen fleeing the scene.
‘IPOB Members’ Attacked Police Station In Imo State
He disclosed that the Command’s tactical teams have been dispatched to the area in pursuit of the bandits and to beef up security in the area.
He said: “The suspected to be members of the IPOB/ESN terror group came to Isiala Mbano Police Station in about five vehicles and three motorcycles threw petrol bombs on the roof of the already damaged building in the Endsars imbroglio and started shooting indiscriminately.
“The police operatives attached to the station returned fire, engaging them in a gun duel. They were able to repel the bandits and in the process, they zoomed off in their vehicles and motorcycles.
“Due to the alertness of the police operatives, no arm was lost. The fire was extinguished not after causing some damages to the building.
“One of the police operatives who sustained gunshot injury was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.”
Italy-Bound Lady, Pregnant Woman, Fake Soldier Arrested For Drug Trafficking
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday confirmed the arrest of a pregnant woman, a fake soldier and an Italy-bound lady for drug offenses.
NDLEA Director, Media, and Advocacy, Mr. Femi Babafemi, in a statement in Abuja, noted that the operatives had continued their nationwide “offensive action” against drug traffickers in the past week.
He said that the offensive had led to the seizing of hundreds of kilograms of illicit substances at the airports, courier firms, hideouts and the destruction of hectares of cannabis farms in remote forests.
According to him, attempts by a female passenger, Isesele Obehi, to export illicit drugs to Europe through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA), Lagos, were aborted.
“One Emmanuel Omebere attempt at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to also export illicit drugs was thwarted by narcotic officers who arrested him shortly before he boarded his flight.
“Isesele was nabbed on Saturday, Sept. 11, during an outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight at Gate B departure hall of the Lagos airport on her way to Milan, Italy.
“She was with three hundred and twelve (312) sachets of Tramadol, weighing 1.5kg, concealed in crayfish and dried vegetables.
“Emmanuel was equally caught with 137.45 gms of the same drug concealed in foodstuff at the Abuja airport on Thursday 2nd Sept, during an outward clearance of a Turkish Airline flight to Istanbul, Turkey,” he said.
Babafemi said that in the same vein, efforts by desperate traffickers to export varying sizes of consignments containing cocaine, heroin and other illicit drugs through courier firms were also foiled.
He said that some of those included 475gms of heroin concealed in food items going to Canada; 202gms of cocaine hidden in body cream containers going to Australia.
The spokesperson added that 720gms of Cannabis Sativa tucked in computer hard drives, heading to the United Arab Emirates, UAE and another 2.1kg of cannabis hidden in body cream bottles going to Oman were seized.
He said that 60gms of cocaine concealed in degree certificates meant for Australia, was also seized from three courier firms in Lagos.
“Similarly, a 38-year-old pregnant woman, Kate Nwuju was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at her residence in Rumueme, Mile 4 area of Port Harcourt, with 4.5kg of cannabis, following intelligence that she sells drugs.
“Also, one Aliyu Saidu, suspected to be a fake soldier, was arrested with 2.3kg of Cannabis Sativa in a commercial bus from Lagos to Makurdi, on Monday, Sept. 13, at Aliade checkpoint, Benue.
“In Kano, one Shuaibu Yusuf was also arrested on Friday, Sept. 17, with 537kg of cannabis Sativa, concealed among bags of cement in a truck, while in Ogun state, five persons were arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
“This was after their truck conveying 552kg cannabis was intercepted at Ogere Remo, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, ” he said.
The NDLEA also confirmed that narcotics officers on motorized patrol on Friday, Sept. 17, arrested a 21-year-old Law Ubi at Marian Road, Calabar, Cross River, with 67.4 kg cannabis.
Babafemi said that a follow-up search of his residence the following day, Saturday, Sept. 18, led to the recovery of 4.2gms of cocaine from his apartment.
The NDLEA spokesperson also said that operatives had stormed remote forests in Ovia North East area of Edo between Sept. 8th and 16th, destroyed over 14 hectares of cannabis farms, and recovered 172.6kg of cannabis.
He said that three females and male suspects were also arrested in raids across Owan East and Akoko Edo areas of the state
Human Rights Group Petition Police Over Harassment, Abduction Of Journalist
Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has furiously condemned and berated the reckless, unlawful, and provocative intimidation, harassment and threat of invasion and arrest of Mr. Adumonza Isiahomhen, an Online Journalist, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of OpenLife, by Police Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department of Ekiti State Police Command, led by one Ade.
The attempt of forceful invasion into Mr. Idumonza’s Office at Plot 7, Ilapo Estate, opposite AIT Alagbado, Lagos, on Friday 3rd September 2021 by Police Officers from the Ekiti State Command, Ado-Ekiti, following a story originated from an anonymous parent of a student of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, titled Afe Babalola University in Rumbles as Parents Complain of Fraud, published on Thursday, August 19, 2021, was a clear manifestation of the violation of the Journalist’s constitutionally guaranteed rights to privacy and freedom of expression and the Press, by the Officers of the Nigeria Police.
It was gathered on Friday, 3rd September 2021 that errant Police Officers, claim to be in possession of a purported petition but refused to inform the Journalist who the Petitioner is and they refused to avail the Journalist with a copy of the petition despite the request by the Journalist.
Apparently, the Officers are determined to get the Journalist arrested this weekend. Thus, without provocation and without justification, they had apparently attempted to invade the Lagos Office of the Online Journalist in search of him for his arrest.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade (Barr) Henry Ekine, made available to the Press, CDHR described the attempted invasion and unjustified threat of arrest of Comrade Idumonza as not only reckless but insensitive and callous.
Comrade Ekine, on behalf of the President, Comrade (Dr.) Osagie Obayuwana, the National Executive Committee, and members of CDHR expressed the commitment of the Organization to the protection and defense of Human Rights of all persons. Injury to one is an injury to all!
CDHR, therefore, called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Usman Baba Alkali, the Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command and the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, to swiftly intervene in this matter and ensure that the Journalist is not unjustly intimidated, harassed or arrested.
The Human Rights Group demanded that the Inspector General of Police must caution Police Officers and Personnel to uphold Citizens’ Rights. This case, just clearly reveals the disturbing level of insensitivity to the rights of citizens; it shows gross intolerance against matters of Human Rights and Civil Rights Activists by some Policemen and other security agents.
Comrade Ekine decried how Human Rights activists have become targets for harassment by some security agents. CDHR expressed worry over the level to which the respect for Human Rights in the country has degenerated and how some Policemen have become the enemies of the citizens; they have become the perpetrators of the violation of the Rights of innocent citizens.
The Police need to be more professional with the objective to promote and protect the rights of all citizens at all times; the right to freedom of expression and the Press remains a fundamental right and must be protected, especially by state agents in all circumstances. The Police must not be willing tools in the hands of people.
The foremost human rights group emphasized that the right to freedom of expression is guaranteed under Chapter IV of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as an amendment, as well as under the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights; the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
If any individual or institution feels offended by a privileged or fair publication such individual is advised to approach the Court in a civil defamation action not to employ state actors to harass and intimidate citizens with threat of arrest. The state has the positive responsibility to ensure the protection of Citizens’ Rights.
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