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•Governor installed as ‘five-star Aluta General’, pledges more student-friendly programmes

 

 

Spirit of Aluta literally descended on Lagos on Friday morning, igniting fierce millennial optimism to its fullest. Students across all tertiary institutions in Lagos State turned out massively to endorse the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

 

The Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, where the students held their endorsement concert, throbbed with various Aluta jingles, which also indicated their support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

 

The students, who filled up the 10,000-capacity stadium, were led by union leaders from their respective institutions.

 

Schools in attendance included Lagos State University (LASU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUTECH), Lagos State University of Education (LASUED), Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), and Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, among others.

 

Also at the event were the leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS), and associations of non-indigene students.

 

The students, speaking through the Lagos NANS chairman, Tolulope Olusesi, openly declared Sanwo-Olu as their father, investing the Governor with the honour of “Five-Star Aluta General” in the Southwest.

 

Olusesi said the priority accorded the tertiary education in Lagos by the Sanwo-Olu administration was unrivalled, describing the upgrade of former Lagos State Polytechnic and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education as “top-notch”.

 

Students’ Union President of LASU, Comrade Adeoye Adelakun, said the tertiary education programmes and policies implemented by the Governor were designed to support students’ academic aspiration.

 

Under the Sanwo-Olu administration, the LASU union president said the school had its standards raised and rose to become the Best State-owned University in the country. He added that the Governor complemented his support for LASU with the building of a magnificent students’ arcade for union activities.

 

Adelakun said the students resolved to reciprocate the Governor’s gesture by giving him support for the second term, stressing that Sanwo-Olu’s re-election would further enhance education value in Lagos.

 

He said: “This endorsement rally is quite significant and it is different from what others have been doing. We are students and we are direct beneficiaries of Sanwo-Olu’s education programmes. We have seen the firsthand impacts of Mr. Governor’s policies and we are out here to appreciate these efforts.

 

“On behalf of Lagos State University students, I express our appreciation for making the school as the Best State University in Nigeria. This is because of nothing but the academic standing of the school. We are also thankful for the gift of the students’ arcade, which is the best of its kind in Africa.”

 

National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Comrade Giwa Yisa said Sanwo-Olu 

regarded students as valuable stakeholders in his Government, noting that the apex students’ body in the country rated the Governor higher than his peers because of his education programmes.

 

“We are all witnesses to how Sanwo-Olu is laying solid foundation for the future leaders right from primary schools to tertiary institutions. We cannot afford not to have him back in office; the Governor must be supported to continue this good work,” Yisa said.

 

NULASS National President, Comrade Akinola Shasanya, thanked the Governor for raising bursaries paid to indigenes of the State across tertiary institutions, stressing the State Government had been prompt in paying the money to the beneficiaries.

 

Shasanya said NULASS members were unanimous in their decision to support the Governor for second term.

 

Students’ Union President of LASUED, Comrade David Okechukwu, an Anambra State indigene, commended the Governor for maintaining non-discriminatory policies in tertiary schools in Lagos. 

 

Sanwo-Olu said the large turnout of the students validated his administration’s modest efforts at improving education in the State, noting that the students’ choice in the coming general elections would shape their future. 

 

The Governor said the “Greater Lagos” he promised had started to unfold across areas, urging the students to support the endorsement with highest number of votes from their constituency.

 

Sanwo-Olu said: “I thank you for coming out in large numbers to validate our education programmes being implemented in your various academic institutions. The Greater Lagos we promised is rising rapidly and you are beginning to see the impacts, given the meaningful progress across your schools. When other tertiary institutions went on strike, we protected you from the pain. We kept you in school and there was no single day your institutions were shut.

 

“This is an evidence that what we are about is your future. We are committed to providing more opportunities to shape your future. We are creating the ambience for you to explore your passion and become responsible citizens. That is why we are continuously asking you to work with us and support us in delivering the future you desire. 

 

“By choosing to be with us, you are entrusting your future and the future of the coming generations with us. We are not taking your support for granted. I pledge we will never let you down. You must go out and vote en mass for APC in the presidential elections and in State elections. When Tinubu is elected president and we are returned as Governor, there would be a lot of opportunities that will be provided for you to become champions in your chosen career.”

 

The Governor fulfilled his promise to the students, presenting high-capacity buses to aid their movement to and from their campuses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God is not mocked. Insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God’s servant is an expression of weakness and carnality. These were the words of servant of God and senior pastor at the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleman, in one of his recent past evangelistic sermons.

 

 

The enemy is seeking to destroy the Church and in his fantasy, he is attacking what he perceives to be the greatest opportunity for destruction: the pastor’s personality. According to the ‘Restoration Apostle’ in the message extracted from four of his recorded old teachings, “while the enemy devises a scheme to destroy the Church, he would find ways to attack the prophet, and as he finds ways to attack the prophet, he would see his person as the area of greatest vulnerability.”

 

 

However, Apostle Suleman affirms that while challenges with the Church have been around since the beginning, church leaders with strong faith and the committed flock would continue to remain essential to the Church. The famous Minister of God underscores some facts which he believes are characteristics of a prophet with leadership potentials: he loves God and shows love to people around him because, he says, love is the foundation for a healthy ministry; he has a clear vision and is strategic, he exhibits servant leadership and is dedicated to serving others.

 

 

The enemy has different tactics aimed to hinder the word of God. But God is not mocked, declares Apostle Suleman, adding that, “but we are prepared for the attacks and we are prepared for the defeat of the attacks.” “We must put on the armour of God, which is primarily a righteous life. But along with that, we must be aware of the enemy’s tactics because the enemy wants to immobilize us and keep us from progressing in our spiritual lives, and therefore, he will come with many different attacks. He wants to keep us from building and completing the work that God has called us to. Because our enemy is both wise and relentless, we must be aware of his tricks and schemes.”

 

 

A prophet of God must stand strong in the face of criticism, Apostle Suleman counsels. “Of course, criticism usually stings and criticism on a public forum stings even more. It discourages the church and hurts the testimony of Christians and the church. But we must stick to preaching the truth at all times and pray to ensure whatever attention of true believers that the devil had taken or captured is recovered.”

 

 

Apostle Suleman then warns that he is not a regular preacher because he is aware there are enemies and their antics, positing that any Minister of God who has no enemies has not really touched the kingdom of darkness.

 

 The Executive Governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has reacted to his sack by the election tribunal few minutes ago.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Adeleke described the judgement of the governorship tribunal as ” a miscarriage of justice”, vowing to challenge the ruling at the Court of Appeal.

 Reacting to the verdict of the Tribunal from his country home, Ede, Governor Adeleke faulted the resolution of the over-voting question in favour of Mr Oyetola, calling it ” an unfair interpretation against the will of majority of voters

 
 

” While urging his supporters to remain calm, Governor Adeleke vowed to appeal the judgement at the Court of Appeal, insisting he remains the rightful winner of the July 16 election. “I call on our people to remain calm. We will appeal the judgement and we are sure justice will be done. Let our people be reassured that we will do everything possible to retain this widely acclaimed mandate”, Governor Adeleke declared.

 

 

 

 

 

* It is time to take the church to the next Level

 

 

Whatever you see is what God perform and whenever Gods Servant are speaking God is perfecting it with signs and wonders 

 

Laying a scriptural foundation to the Topic Opening the womb of Destiny, The lead Pastor of Grace Nation International aka Liberation city Dr Chris Okafor speaking at the midweek  Prophecy,Healing Deliverance and solution service on Thursday 26 January 2023 said when God answers the Prayers of his beloved the womb of destiny will be open.

 

The Man of God said in some situations, it is only the prophet that can pray and the womb of destiny will be open saying your heart needed to be clean for God to defend you and put a permanent yes to your requests

 

It is time to take the church to the next level, because they are things that will not happen until a prophet Pray, therefore one ideals from the lord can change your Generation's.

 

The Thursdays of financial settlement and preservation which enters the second Thursday will open plenty  womb of Destiny and remove hatred totally from your life, the Generational prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor remarked

 

The realms of the Prophetic witness creative miracles, Deliverance, Healing and permanent solutions in the life of Many,,,the kingdom of darkness witness massive destruction as God Servant rendered many evil altars powerless, miracles babies also top the Prophetic movement at the Service, 

 

Meanwhile the Monthly Night of Miracles and Solution come up this Friday at the International Headquarters of Grace Nation in ojodu Berger Lagos, it's going to be deliverance for all, come with your families and friends to experience supernatural hand of God, The time is 7pm till you breakthrough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Africa’s fastest-growing direct-selling company, Healthgarde International, has officially unveiled Rugby World Cup champion, Tendai 'The Beast' Mtawarira, as its first brand partner and envoy. The former Springboks rugby player, entrepreneur, and philanthropist has joined forces with Healthgarde as two African giants on a common cause to empower and promote health through wealth creation.

 

This partnership adds to the ever-expanding business and philanthropic portfolio of Mtawarira, who retired from rugby after the 2019 World Cup. Mtawarira's post-rugby career is managed by Roc Nation Sports International, which facilitated the partnership.

 

Healthgarde is black-owned and the first major African women-owned direct-selling company in the world. It has over 50,000 active independent consultants in less than three years; reaching and changing many lives. The business has footprints in seven African countries and a presence in the United States.

 

Healthgarde believes in bringing Africans out of poverty and impacting families positively for generations to come by creating a business environment that recognizes and celebrates everyday people who would ordinarily not receive any sort of recognition; and uplifting them to become family and community anchors.

 

Speaking to the press in Lagos while preparing for Healthgarde’s 2023 Convention, where ‘The Beast’ would make his first appearance as brand envoy, the COO, Lovelyn Bassey, said there is great synergy between the brand values of the company and those of health and wellness that Mtawarira lives by.

 

“We have seen how the right brand partnerships are helping brands grow, and 'The Beast' is the perfect fit for our brand. As an African, his stardom projects well to Nigerians as well as South Africans. On one hand, Healthgarde provides entrepreneurship, business growth opportunities and the Healthgarde Foundation for women and children.

 

“On the other hand, ‘The Beast’ also runs a foundation that seeks to empower and equip youths through sports, education and skills development. Bringing our brands together is providing opportunities and forging a better future for everyone. This partnership is the first of many," Bassey explained.

 

‘The Beast’ who was named in the Forbes Africa 2021 list of 100 most influential Africans, arrived in Nigeria, Wednesday. He said this is a proud moment to announce his partnership with Healthgarde. “We hope to instill a hustler’s spirit that seeks to help people believe in themselves and know that anything is achievable no matter where you come from." Mtawarira concluded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

… Wants branches at Gwoza, Monguno this week

 

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has directed the State Ministry of Finance and that of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to, in accordance with regulatory procedures, hastily establish branches of Borno’s existing Microfinance Bank, as well as/and ICT centres across the 27 Local Government Areas. 

 

Zulum’s directive followed the CBN’s policy on stoppage of old naira notes amid the absence of banking services across 25 out of Borno’s 27 Local Government Areas due to over 12 years of killings and destructions by Boko Haram insurgents. 

 

The governor announced the microfinance measures on Wednesday in Maiduguri during an extraordinary stakeholders meeting which was attended by the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Umar Garbai Elkanemi, represented by the Waziri of Borno, Mustapha Waziri Muktar.

 

Zulum directed that where possible, branches of the microfinance bank should start being established this week in Monguno and Gwoza Local Government Areas.  

 

Zulum lamented thus: “At the moment we only have two LGAs with banking services and these are Maiduguri and Biu. The distance from most of the local governments to either Maiduguri or Biu is too long” 

 

“Despite a great improvement of the security in Borno, there are still challenges for banks to start operations. Banking is a very delicate industry and I am sure none of them is willing to take the risk of establishing branches in our LGAs for now. Therefore, to support our people, Borno State Government has to take the risk. I have directed the ministry of finance to ensure the recapitalization of Borno Renaissance Microfinance Bank to qualify it to have the capacity to open branches in all the 27 LGAs. This I believe will greatly alleviate the suffering of our people”, Zulum said. 

 

Governor Zulum also directed the Ministry of Finance to immediately come up with a template to organize and ensure people in rural communities deposit their old naira notes before the 31st of January deadline.

 

“I have convened this meeting to discuss how our people in the villages can get easy windows of depositing their money to the bank accounts as stipulated in the CBN’s new policy. The Ministry of Finance is hereby directed to moblize the people and ensure nobody lost his money, you should facilitate ways through which people can voluntarily deposit their money into the banks in the remaining days” Zulum said to stakeholders. 

 

Governor Zulum also directed the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to support mobile telecommunication providers towards improving their network coverage for internet connectivity across all 27 local government areas.

 

The meeting had in attendance, members of the Borno State House of Assembly, Commissioners, Advisers, Local Government Chairmen and other critical stakeholders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pretense has been on for a while that all is well between President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu but the cat was let out of the bag yesterday when the latter made an outburst against the former.

 

Tinubu, at a rally in Ogun state yesterday expressed the pains he is going through in the hands of the present government despite being the national leader of the party. He lamented at the recent policies of the government and described them as ways to sabotage his victory in the February 25 presidential election.

 

These were his words

 

‘’We will use our PVCs to take over the government from them. If they like let them create fuel crisis, even if they say there is no fuel, we will trek to vote. They are full of mischief; they could say there is no fuel. They have been scheming to create fuel crisis, but forget about it. Relax, I Asiwaju, have told you that the issue of fuel supply will be permanently addressed.

 

 “Let them increase the price of fuel, let them continue to hoard fuel, only them know where they have hoarded fuel, they hoarded money, they hoarded naira; we will go and vote and we will win. Even if they changed the ink on naira notes. Whatever their plans, it will come to naught.’’

 

The tone and the choice of words used only spell out one thing which is BETRAYAL. Before making such huge allegations as these, Tinubu must have seen the handwriting of betrayal on the wall, just like it happened before the presidential primaries of the APC.

 

There is a popular Yoruba saying that says ‘Oro agba ti ko ba se l'owuro, a se ni ale’ which means The words of the wise, if it's not fulfilled early enough, will surely come to pass, no matter how late; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been warned about all of these since 2016 by popular Nigerian prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele. This was even when He had a smooth relationship with President Buhari, He had free access to Aso rock and was always seen with the president then.

 

In an interview session with journalists in 2016, Primate Ayodele who is known to speak ahead of time made it known that Buhari will fight Obasanjo and Tinubu in the long run. Though, Obasanjo’s issue is just by the way but it’s been fulfilled too.

 

These were his words

 

‘’Buhari has a good mind to rule this country. It is just like Jonathan had a good mind to rule this country but the people around him ruined his government. So, President Buhari is good but people around him will teach him a lesson. It is not that he doesn’t know how to act. There are things that will happen. You will see the scripts as they unfold. And Obasanjo and Buhari will fight. Buhari and Tinubu will fight''. (https://www.nigerianeye.com/2016/04/buhari-will-fight-with-obasanjotinubu.html)

 

At that time in 2016, no one would have thought that one day, President Buhari and Tinubu would have issues but what ordinary men cannot see, God always shows his prophet. It’s been seven years since the prophecy was made but it has now come to pass.

 

Primate Ayodele released another prophecy in 2020 that looked like an update of the one he gave in 2016. He categorically warned Tinubu to forget about 2023 because he will experience failing health and that President Buhari will dump him.

 

These were his words

 

‘‘Tinubu should take care of his health before his ambition for President. His health might crumble. Who says his health will still be standing by 2023? He has not done the right thing. Also, Buhari will dump Tinubu. He won’t support his cause. Buhari won’t give enough moral and physical support.” (https://theeagleonline.com.ng/primate-ayodele-to-tinubu-take-care-of-your-health-forget-presidential-ambition/)

 

For everyone that read the prophecy in 2020, even if they didn’t believe then, it is now very clear that Primate Ayodele spoke according to divine revelation. Shortly after this prophecy, Tinubu embarked on a medical trip for three months and now, President Buhari is obviously not giving him enough physical and moral support just as the prophet said three years ago. President Buhari has only attended a few presidential campaign rallies so far. In a video shared yesterday, the president was also heard asking Nigerians to vote for any party they want without even mentioning the APC or Tinubu. This is an obvious proof that the president isn’t supporting Tinubu’s cause, fulfilling Primate Ayodele’s 2020 prophecy.

 

Again in 2021, Primate Ayodele warned again that he doesn’t see Tinubu’s political reign exceeding 2023. He mentioned that some of the people he refers to as ‘political sons’ will rise up against him.

 

These were his words

 

“I don’t see Tinubu’s reign in politics exceeding 2023. The plans to take over power from him are underway and almost perfected. His ‘boys’, those he trained politically, will betray, backstab and rise up against him.’’ (https://dailypost.ng/2021/09/05/tinubu-boys-will-betray-him-his-political-career-will-not-exceed-2023-primate-ayodele/)

 

When the prophet made this statement, APC had not held its presidential primaries and there was no indication that the vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who is a ‘graduate’ of Tinubu’s political school would show interest in the presidential race since his political ‘teacher’ had made his intentions known. Fast forward to months later after the prophecy, the VP declared for presidency, rose against his ‘boss’ and stayed in the race till he lost the ticket to Tinubu. Until now, The vice president is yet to openly declare support for Tinubu’s presidential ambition, likewise others that passed through Tinubu’s tutelage in politics.

 

In 2022 again, Primate Ayodele advised Tinubu not to put too much strength on his presidential ambition because it will not see the light of the day. He even told him to return to Lagos because he may be betrayed in the state if he isn’t careful.

 

‘’’He has not seen anything, he better not put too much strength on the presidency rather he should return to Lagos if not, they will still betray him in Lagos.’’ (https://newswirengr.com/2022/04/12/2023-osinbajo-didnt-betray-tinubu-karma-playing-out-primate-ayodele/)

 

Primate Ayodele continued with these warnings to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2023 and mentioned that he will face a last-minute betrayal from the north and people within his party.

 

These were his words

 

“I don’t see any past leaders supporting Tinubu’s ambition. I foresee Northerners betraying Tinubu and the people within his party. People who are close to him will also betray him.’’ (https://independent.ng/primate-ayodele-reveals-how-tinubu-will-be-betrayed-in-2023/)

 

For some days now, some members of Tinubu’s PCC have been withdrawing their participation, he doesn’t seem to enjoy the acceptance he got when he declared his intention. President Buhari, being the president and a northerner has so much power in selling Tinubu to the north but he clearly isn’t doing that, which is surprising.

 

It’s been seven years since Primate Ayodele has been talking about Tinubu’s presidential ambition and if there is one thing that has always been constant in the prophetic messages, it is betrayal and lack of support from President Buhari; these have all come to pass already.

 

 

 

 

 

Emirates Skywards has hit a new record with more than 30 million members enrolled worldwide. The award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai is celebrating big with incredible offers including a chance to win one million Skywards Miles.

Over the past two decades, the loyalty programme has evolved and grown to become one of the most recognized and valued loyalty programmes in the world. With industry leading initiatives, innovative product offerings, and more than 150 brand partners – Emirates Skywards continues to redefine the loyalty experience for customers, in the air and on-ground.      

Dr Nejib Ben Khedher, Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Skywards, said: “Thank you to each of our 30 million members who have made Emirates Skywards the successful loyalty programme it is today. This is a major milestone for us and we are very happy to be giving back to our loyal members who have played an invaluable role in our success. Stay tuned for some of the most amazing offers this month – from a chance to win 1 million Miles, upgrades to Business Class, and complimentary Tier upgrades – we have something in store for everyone!

We always strive to provide our members the best value, choice and exceptional rewards a loyalty programme can offer - when you fly, dine, shop, or drive.  We’re very proud of this milestone and look forward to the road ahead of us.”

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From 30 January to 1 February 2023, Emirates will be offering passengers travelling on select flights special branded cupcakes on board. To celebrate the milestone, the loyalty programme will also be rolling out fantastic surprises from 23 January until 4 February 2023.  This includes:

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Emirates Skywards members travelling to and through Dubai between 30 January and 1 February 2023 will also have a chance to win even more rewards.  Look out for a red “30 million” sticker on your luggage upon arrival into Dubai Airports to see if you’re one of the many lucky winners!*

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A former chaplain of the Chapel of Light, Alausa, Bishop Awe, has prophesied that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, aka JANDOR will be the next governor of Lagos state.

Speaking at the one year remembrance of Chief Mrs Adenrele Adeniran-Ogunsanya in Lagos on Wednesday, Bishop Awe said he deliberately gave JANDOR the passage he read in the Bible during the service.

He, however, explained that when he was preparing for the programme, he had it at the back of his mind that during the Thanksgiving after JANDOR might have been sworn-in, people will also sing in remembrance of today.

He said; “I was the former chaplain of Chapel of Light, Alausa and the portion I gave JANDOR in the Bible to read has to do with the promise of God which will come to pass in his life in the next few months.”

The programme which was organised by JANDOR to celebrate his late supporter also featured some Muslim clerics who prayed for the family of Mrs Adeniran-Ogunsanya

The late Mrs Adeniran-Ogunsanya was a staunch supporter of JANDOR, who followed him everywhere while alive.

Deputy governorship candidate, Ms Funke Akindele was emotional when she was asked to speak about the late Mrs Adeniran-Ogunsanya.

Funke, who delved into how she was invited by JANDOR to join the PDP in the quest to give Lagosians a ‘fresh breath of life’, says she believes in the popular saying, ‘ Qui sera sera’.

“Whatever will be will be. I want to celebrate her. I want to also celebrate her children and I pray that God will give me the grace to assist them in whatever capacity.” She said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The immediate past Ambassador to the Republic of Benin and former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai ret'd, has allayed the fear of any possible breakdown of law and order in Nigeria during and after the general elections which begin February 25.

Buratai handed down this assurance during an interactive session with BBC Hausa Service.

 

On security, Buratai stated that 

“The issue of security in Nigeria, especially during the election period,  I am quite aware that the security agencies will make sure elections hold nationwide and we have the assurances especially from the Police, DSS and the Army where the Chief of Army Staff, COAS,  Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya has earlier spoken to assure Nigerians about the Army readiness to provide security. For the terrorist activities of the IPOB in the SE, even though they use to strike but most of their threats are empty. They just want to instill  fear in the State and the citizens. 

"Am also sure the security forces will not allow them unchecked during the forthcoming election. 

"If you  look at the security challenges in the North, the security agencies will also provide maximum security for the safety of the electorate to be able to come out and vote peacefully,” he assured.

Continuing, Buratai also spoke in ISWAP and Boko Haram saying 

 

“I don’t know how the BBC carry out their investigation on the level of insecurity in Nigeria but we did our internal investigation which also according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) shows security in Nigeria has improved significantly.

Attacks and killings have come down by about 48% which also takes Nigeria out of the list of nations with highest security challenges and terrorism. 

"ISWAP and Boko Haram's  aims  have been defeated, even though I see the two as same terrorist organization but their activities have  been drastically defeated and they pose no threat to the State," he said.