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The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele’s Prophecies about the outcome of the Ghana election petition has come to pass.

 

Although the election held in 2020 and the candidate of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo was declared as winner of the election but until now, the victory had not been confirmed because the opposition, John Mahama, the candidate of the NDC had gone to the supreme court to seek annulment of the election.

 

Just few moments ago, the supreme court dismissed the cases laid against the electoral commission, and affirmed the victory of Nana Akufo-Addo after many months of battling.

 

This is a confirmation of the prophecy of Primate Ayodele who had said long before the election took place that the only way John Mahama can unsit Nana Akufo-Addo is by focusing and working on the upper volta and Northern region of the country, or else, he will lose gallantly.

 

The man of God also said that he foresees serious issues that has to do with court cases after the election.

 

These were his words

 

‘If John Mahama wants to win, he should work on Northern region and Volta region. He has not done what he is supposed to do, If election happens today, without mincing words, Nana Akufo Addo will defeat him

 

With the way John Mahama is approaching the campaign is wrong, he needs to work hard to get his victory.

 

I foresee that there will be violence in Ghana election, and court challenges after the election’’

 

True to his words, John Mahama didn’t win in those areas the man of God mentioned, and He lost the election.

 

On the second part that talked about Court Cases, shortly after the election, the court cases prophecy started coming to pass with several allegation and petitions written by the NDC and the electoral commission.

 

Again, the man of God revealed when the case began that there is nothing that can unsit Nana Akufo-Addo from the seat of the Presidency, and that he will win the supreme court case.

 

These were his words

 

‘‘It will be difficult to remove Nana except there is strong evidence provided against him by John Mahama, Nothing can be done to unseat him, He will be victorious in the supreme court’.

 

Just as he said it, the supreme court has today upheld the election of Nana Akufo Addo

 

 

 

When I passed through Pen Cinema area few days ago, I took time to personally inspect the level of work on the flyovers and expansive road networks being constructed. As I was walking round with marvel and admiration of the quality of work, my heart went straight to and prayed for this dogged leader of few words but a lot of actions, Rt. Hon. Dr Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa.

 

I can recollect how the initial flyover meant for construction at Pen Cinema was politically relocated to Abule Egba, just because some people felt Agege is not good for such a gigantic project.

 

In his characteristics manner; as a man who always has his eyes on the ball, coupled with the love he has for the emancipation of the people and development of the city where he has spent the greatest part of his life since birth, I remember vividly how Mr Speaker stood his ground as Presiding officer of Lagos State Legislature that except Pen Cinema flyovers are part of the budget for 2017, it won't fly. Lo and behold! the rest is now history as the longest flyover on land in any part of Lagos is going to be commissioned in our own Agege. It takes only a revolutionary-minded leader with foresight to have insisted that such a project be sited in Agege. 

 

By the time Iju bus terminal and the massive Agege train station become operational, Agege will overtake Oyingbo/Yaba axis as the major transportation hub of Lagos State, considering its proximity to the Airports. 

 

I have learnt long ago that anyone destined for greatness will pass through a lot of persecution from detractors and enemies alike; and those whose "bad belle" are a result of envy. However, no matter the persecution, in as much as such individual is made for the tops, he/she will triumph in the end.

 

Having the opportunity to work closely with Mr Speaker as one of his aides at the Lagos State House of Assembly has shown me the revolutionary side of the man popularly known as Obasa. 

 

In his 5½ years in the saddle as the Speaker of that great bastion of ideal legislative practice, he has not only carved 'independence' and full autonomy for Lagos State Legislature, he has systematically and persuasively instilled discipline among members and staff as well as taking the lead to ensure that all laws, resolutions and oversight functions from the House of Assembly are ones that impact positively on the greatest number of Lagosians at all times. 

 

And to cap it all, he ensures members and Assembly staff are given the necessary tools and conducive environment to work, as well as making sure they are trained and retrained on the best ways to deliver services in a 21st century Legislative practice. 

 

As the longest serving Legislator in the history of Lagos State House of Assembly, I make bold to say that Rt. Hon. Dr Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa is justifying the investment that the Government of Lagos State has made on his training and development. I'm sure the leaders of our party will be proud of his carriage and professional handling of the affairs of the House.

 

Friday 5th March, 2021 will remain indelible in the history of Agege, as the State's Executive Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola SanwoOlu,

ably supported by our own Mr Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dr Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa unveil the longest land flyover bridge in Lagos State at Pen Cinema area in Agege, for the use of this and future generations of Lagosians.

 

 

Isola Ogunsola

SSA(Education) to the Speaker

Lagos State House of Assembly.

Wema Bank Plc – the inventor of Nigeria’s first fully digital bank, ALAT – has…

 

 

 

... HR Officer allegedly enslaves junior staff

 

For one of Nigeria’s troubled financial institutions, Wema Bank Plc, it has been a tale of one scandal to another following recent filtering into.

 

While the Managing Director/CEO of the bank, Ademola Adebise and other top officials are still battling to save their heads from the axe of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), following allegations of money laundering running into the tune of N1 billion, the bank is in the news for the wrong reasons again.

 

Recall that the bank’s chief executive alongside others allegedly laundered the said sum using the account of an innocent customer without his consent.

 

In the latest development, the chief human resources officer of the bank, Ololade Ogungbenro has been accused of turning junior staff into slaves.

 

Ogungbenro has reportedly brought back the memories of the old television series, set in the United States of America; “Hammer House of Horror,” which has allegedly turned the good, old Wema Bank to a shadow of its former self.

 

Unlike the expectation that Ololade would turn the Human Capital Management Department of the bank to a model of values attached to the importance of personnel in an organisation and a reflection of importance of workforce and how staff are to be treated, the woman, who got to the office sometime in 2019, is said to be doing the contrary.

 

It was gathered that the bank’s core values which are Mutual Respect, Team Work, and Professionalism “are flagrantly disregarded if not trampled upon with boasts by Ololade, who incidentally is a Pastor in the fastest growing pentecostal church.”

 

Her alleged persistent verbal abuses and threat of sack with a boast that she is untouchable by the Management reportedly seemed to have emboldened her and true to her boast has gotten away with near blue murder.

 

Insiders alleged that resignations, request for deployment to other divisions, sicknesses, fears, collapse at work place have been the lot of the workers in the bank, especially her unit which has affected the morale, confidence, self esteem and work output of staff.

 

The latest was said to be another married lady named, who was allegedly verbally abused for over one hour on Wednesday 24th February by the woman.

 

“She was crying hysterically for that long while absorbing the abuse and that led to her collapse and eventual emergency evacuation by staff to a private hospital Gbagada where she was immediately placed on admission.

 

“The woman fainted several times on the way to the hospital and while receiving treatment.

 

“The psychologist at the hospital reviewed her when she temporarily regained her consciousness, expressed the huge impact of the emotional trauma on her and advised her to resign from that office as it is a threat to her life,” said a source.

 

It was further alleged that the woman got hysterical when she saw Mrs Ololade, who was at the hospital to confirm if truly her boast, verbal and psychological abuse with a threat of sack actually resulted in her collapse and if truly she was in hospital and that she wasn’t acting up.

 

This same scenario reportedly occurred some few months ago when the parents of one other staff, who heard verbal abuses and threat to their daughter’s life requested their daughter to resign “even though she was one of the best hands of the department.”

 

“The phone conversation of the verbal abuse was with the lady who had to resign in order to still be alive. It was said that management swept this under the carpet again.

 

“Another classical example is another woman, whose name was not mentioned. Ololade turned this lady into a nervous wreck and frustrated the life out of her.

 

“Luckily when she was almost at her wits end, she made personal moves and got redeployed to another unit with a humane Boss. The woman has regained her lost glory, she regained her self confidence, she is glowing and flourishing in her new unit.

 

Interestingly while all the staff of the bank are aware of Ololade’s unprofessional attitude, the blind eyes turned by the Management is a source of worry,” the source added.

 

It was further alleged that mere dislike of your face by Ololade was “enough reason to make life miserable for any staff and her boasts from the first day of her engagement that she is known as Mrs Fire ( apparently from the way she fires staff which she derives pleasure in doing) sends cold to workers spine.”

 

It is gathered that some of the bank staff who have been “beneficiaries” of her harassment and unprofessional conducts are perfecting their papers to approach Industrial Court “since the top Management seems to be in her pocket for whatever reasons.”

 

The question on the lips of many observers is that “why is the management of this first generation bank looking the other way, when they ought to have acted and stop this woman from destroying the legacy they built for many years?”

 

Efforts by our reporter to reach Funmilayo Falola, the head of Brand and Marketing Communications of Wema Bank, for the bank’s angle to the allegations proved futile as calls and text message placed to her mobile lines were not responded to as at press time.

 

 

 

The Centre for Public Accountability CPA, has expressed regrets over the desperate attempt by the Federal government, to politicise the security situation in Zamfara State, noting that the recent declaration of a 'No-Fly Zone' on the state coupled with a ban placed on mining activities, were targeted at further destabilizing the effort of the state government, towards, addressing the spate of insecurity in the state.

 

CPA in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Olufemi Lawson questioned why Zamfara is the testing ground for the Federal government's declaration of no-fly zone, when in actual fact, there have been previous alarms raised by Nigerians, in States across the country, most especially in the Northeast and North Central zones, about how arms and ammunition are supplied to criminal elements, with the aid of aircrafts.

 

"We consider the admission by the Presidency, that criminal elements now get their supplies, through the aid of aircrafts, as an indictment of those responsible for managing our airspace and national security, which further confirms our believe, that the incumbent administration has lost the capacity, to further guarantee, the security of lives and properties of Nigerians, which ordinarily should be its primary responsibility."

 

"We are constrained to believe, that the decision of the presidency, is a direct attack targeted at the Zamfara State Governor, Hon. Bello Matawalle, over his recent revelations, on the roles, played by some highly placed individuals, towards truncating the state government's effort at rescuing the recently abducted over 270 girls of the Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara state."

 

"It is also hypocritical of the Federal government, to take such a swift decision, without consultation with Stakeholders in Zamfara state, at a speed it never took, during similar scenarios witnessed in President Buhari's home state of Katsina and of recent, Kagara in Niger State."

 

 

Rather than making this kind of unpopular action towards addressing the insecurity in Zamfara, a situation that has been largely traced to the mismanagement and maladministration of the state, under the previous administration, particularly between 2011-2019, when Mr. Abdulaziz Yari was in saddle, as the governor, We wish to remind the Federal government, that it is her primary responsibility to make sure that lives and properties of all citizens are protected, without any iota of political consideration. When this is lost, then there is nothing like governance again.”

 

 

We are therefore demanding for an immediate reversal of the Federal government's no-fly zone order, while asking that genuine nationwide inquiry be launched into the claims, that criminal elements, now get their arms and ammunition supplies, through our airspace, a situation, that should worry any serious Government, particularly, those who have been saddled with the responsibility managing our national security.

Is the FG telling us it doesn't know owners of jets in Nigeria again? There is nothing we will not see in  Nigeria.

 

 

 

Shepherd in charge of Champions Royal Assembly, Prophet Joshua Iginla has spoken out on the recent attack on activist , Sunday Igboho by security personnels while enroute Lagos - Ibadan expressway few days ago. The clergy also advocates for the Pastor captured by Bandits in Borno and Leah who is still in their custody.

 

While ministering from his 80,000 city of Wonders in Abuja, Iginla Urged Federal Government to use to exercise caution and wisdom over the issue of chief Sunday Igboho. According to him:

 

Nigeria needs prayers, and not just prayers. Our leaders need prayers to take right decisions and not make expensive decisions . if the leader of Boko haram, Muhammad Yusuf was not killed in that gory manner, his followers wont be angry  and begin to move into what has metamorphosed into the dreaded sect.

 

 

I advise and admonish the Federal government to cast restrain and work with caution over their intention of arresting Sunday Ighoho. The reason is if you kill him, you will have another Boko haram rising up from the western region. you should cast restrain, caution over his issue. invite him, talk and advise him, share opinion with him will be better. any attempt to eliminate him will lead to another kind of problem we battling with in the north now. each time a leader spring up on behalf of his people, dialogue is important than violent approach.

 

Furthermore, he raised prayers for the abducted clergy in Borno and Leah who has been in their custody for about four years now . He urged the federal government to apply same channels they used in releasing the abducted students to ensure they are released:

 

Am a bit worried over the pastor that was captured in Borno and given 7 days ultimatum. I watched the clip and asking for the federal government to come his rescue. We will pray for him and urge government to look at it that aside being a pastor and a Christian, he is a citizen of this country. If the captured students can be released through negotiation with the bandits, then they should negotiate for this pastor too. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

 

I beg federal government to negotiate for his release of they can't reside him by sending military personnel. If we don't have a clergy who knows these people then the sheik Gumi should rise to this occasion too for the release of this pastor. If we don't speak out they might behead him. We still have Leah in custody and am worried. If the other people from other religions were being released then they should use same means to release these other people from other religions too. 

 

Watch the video:

 

 

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/6nrxtTEcs1s

 

 

 

The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has celebrated Fuji Maestro, Wasiu Ayinde as he celebrates his 64th Birthday today.

 

Primate Ayodele described Wasiu Ayinde as a friend and someone who has enjoyed the grace of God in all his endeavours.

 

He appreciated the 'Ade Ori Okin' crooner for always supporting the work of God and his many humanitarian services.

 

He prayed that God continues to guide and protect him for the rest of his life.

 

 

 

Forget the wealth and status, the gilded and glamorous lives; they don’t necessarily guarantee longevity or contentment in marriage. Grace, patience and tolerance for each other do. Alas, it seems many Nigerian women are running thin on these three virtues

 

Since news broke recently that Justice Joseph Itsebaga Acha of the Edo State High Court granted the application of billionaire oil magnate, Chief Leemon Ikpea, for his wife, Mrs. Agnes Ikpea, to vacate their family home in Banana Island, Lagos, and to refrain from further causing him any harm, opinions and reactions have been mixed as many who do not know the intricacies of the case have been screaming blue murder. Others have castigated and queried Justice Acha as if he started the legal profession yesterday. For emphasis, Justice Acha is the second most senior Judge in the Edo State High Court hierarchy. So, he is no small fry!

 

On February 17, 2021, Justice Acha granted Chief Ikpea’sapplication and ordered him to provide suitable accommodation for his wife around Victoria Island, Lekki or anywhere convenient in Lagos outside of Banana Island, Ikoyi, pending the determination of the substantive divorce suit. That was two weeks ago.

 

It was not until Monday, March 1, that a clearly jaundiced and jejune report surfaced in the social and traditional media that Mrs Ikpea was ejected from the same house the court had asked her to vacate. Pictures of the ‘ejection’ – with her bags and other paraphernalia all neatly arranged in luxury travel bags and sellotaped cartons – were generously displayed, in a move that discerning watchers have interpreted as deliberately whipping up public sentiments.

 

Contrary to the report that Chief Ikpea didn’t get her accommodation as stated by the court, it was learnt that instead of asking her to go to one of the numerous houses he had acquired for her over the years, Chief Ikpea got his estranged wife a well-appointed apartment in a gated estate in Ikoyi, Lagos. Even  her own can attest to this fact, as he okayed  and signed to that effect. it.  It remains unclear  why she is crying blue murder.

 

And Sources close to the family also posit that Mrs Ikpea was not in short supply of where to move to based on the court order. Before they parted ways, the Ikpeas had six children all of who are now adults and living very well off their father’s affluence. Their 30-year-old son lives in a N450million house in Banana Island bought by Chief Ikpea last November and she could have conveniently moved there. One of her daughters, Augusta Ikpea-Enaholo, also runs the Royal Oaks Event Centre, a multipurpose state-of-the-art event centre in Lekki, commissioned in 2019 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The event centre, valued at about N850m, was solely funded by Chief Ikpea.

 

Other children of the Ikpeas all have their multi-million naira businesses and homes courtesy of their father. But it is alleged that the man was never happy in the marriage because every attempt he made to brush his wife up educationally and socially failed. Chief Ikpea reportedly married Agnes as an illiterate from a village in their native Edo State. He gave her everything she wanted in life. He had beautiful plans. The plans were lofty and lovely. But things did not quite go as planned as the character traits of the two partners conflicted with their starry-eyed dreams.  Even during their stormy marriage, the man hardly had a breathing space until he could no longer bear her undisguised antagonism to him.

 

Some of the factors that may also have led to Chief Ikpea deciding to quit the marriage for good include the ingratitude of his children who – despite all he does – are not on speaking terms with him; and his belief that their mother deliberately turned them against him. “After working so hard all his life; and after all he has done for his family – nuclear, extended and even his daughters’ husbands included – Chief Ikpea deserves his peace of mind. The society or his kids should not decide for him where his happiness is,” said a family member of the Ikpeas.

 

A businessman and philanthropist, Chief Ikpea is an intensely private and media-shy billionaire. Apart from contemporaries in the business circle and a few friends in the political space, he never hugs the limelight like other billionaires.  Given that there is no legal or constitutional restriction whatsoever as to which court one can seek divorce in Nigeria, Chief Ikpea chose Benin, Edo State, not because he is from the state or is acquainted with Justice Acha. In fact, sources close to him say he has never met the Justice! However, the obvious media trial against Chief Ikpea not only beggars belief but skirts moral boundaries.

 

 

 

The International Organization for Migration, (IOM,) Nigeria has admonished journalists on the Africa continent to always ensure factual narrative. Apart from that, the United Nation agency also reel out tips to promote migration reportage with human face at the maiden edition of the African migration summit held in Ghana between February 25-26, 2021.

 

 

The event was organized by the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM), headquartered in Nigeria with over 300 journalists covering migration matters across the globe in partnership with the Nekotech Center of Excellence, Ghana.

 

 

Delivering a presentation titled: The role of the media in promoting a fact‐ based narrative on migratio, Jorge Galindo, the Public Information Officer, IOM Nigeria and his colleague, Elijah Elaigwu counselled the media practitioners to always painstakingly obtain, analyse and follow rigorously journalistic principles of cross check data and information by citing sources in order to remain impartial and honest.

 

He said the journalists working on migration would be better for it, if more times were devoted to reflecting on issues before making it public in order to give a voice to the voiceless migrants.

 

For the IOM team, the media must imbibe more “ethical standards in their reports by fighting against stereotypes, respect people’s dignity, privacy and confidentiality  and consider their vulnerabilities.”

 

 

While noting the zeal of the media to get the scoop and share compelling stories, they however called for more  public awareness of trafficking in persons and irregular migration as a  means of encouraging political and social action to combat the crime and protect  its victims.

 

 

On protection of migrants identity, the IOM urged  journalists to be more creative by looking into  different angles  into stories and situations of migrants.

 

 

“We have the power through photography to give a voice to the voiceless. When you are a migration photographer humanity comes first. We may not be professional photographers but we are all storytellers” said the IOM team.

 

 

To the IOM, migrants as part of beneficiaries of media reporting deserve respect, empowerment, solidarity, compassion interviewing  migrants,  refugees and Internally Displaced Persons IDPs

 

 

"Think twice before judging a person’s testimony, avoid exaggerating numbers to generate  shock, be professional and restraint from broadcast or share morbid or graphic  details of death, injury, pain or agony – either publicly or via closed social media  groups to avoid publishing sensitive information that  may put the vulnerable at risk .

 

Galindo encouraged journalists to always seek consent without by properly explaining  purpose of media publication, avoid interrupting beneficiaries during interview or stop them from raising complaints

 

IOM Nigeria, is reputable for organizing the annual migration reporter award since 2020 to increase awareness and improve access to trusted sources of information.

 

 

It seeks to promote informed decision making through professional and fact‐based journalism in various formats including human interest stories, news articles, and investigative journalism pieces on promoting safe and informed migration, providing information on irregular migration including TIP and smuggling as well as contributing to balancing the narrative on migration.

 

 

E-signed

Ajibola Abayomi,

President JIFORM

 
 
 
As scarcity of petroleum products hits populated Maiduguri, Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday ordered Borno Supply Company, a government owned filling stations to ensure daily supply of 45,000 litres to increase access and cut demands.
The Governor who was at the filling station, monitored the distribution of products to citizens at official price of N161 per litre.
Zulum was also at private filling stations across the state capital, where fuel was being allegedly hoarded.
Most filling stations in Maiduguri have been under lock in the past one week, a situation that caused pains on motorists and other residents.
The scarcity, is suspected to have been caused by hoarders who expect to make increased profits in the midst of a rumored plans for increase in pump price by the federal government. A rumour, that the NNPC has dismissed at the weekend.
The scarcity has come at a time when Maiduguri has been without power supply for over one month after Boko Haram blew up power lines, cutting the Borno capital from the national electricity grid.
Lack of power increased reliance on electricity generators, which depend on fuel to function.
The Governor, while answering questions from journalists, said the government was working with hope of resolving the fuel scarcity in Maiduguri within the next two days.
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