Primate Ayodele’s Media Aide Reacts To Sahara Reporters Publication On ‘Prophecies That Missed The Mark’ Osho Oluwatosin, the media aide to popular prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele has reacted to Sahara Reporters publication on ‘Prophecies That Missed The Mark In 2021’. In the publication, Sahara Reporters mentioned five prophecies from Primate Ayodele and claim they didn’t come to pass. Osho Oluwatosin in his reaction wronged the publications, while stating in clear terms how the prophecies came to pass. Read full statement below One of the news outlets I respect so much, Sahara Reporters have continued to disappoint me with false reports against Primate Elijah Ayodele, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church. There is no doubt about it that Primate Ayodele has become a major voice in the prophetic ministry and this was only attained because of the accuracy of his prophecies, all Glory be to God in the highest. However, Sahara Reporters has continued to deliberately lie against the man of God by dragging his name in the mud of unfulfilled prophecies. In a publication today on the news outlet with the headline ‘Prophecies That Missed The Mark In 2021’, Primate Ayodele was mentioned among other prophets in Nigeria but unfortunately, instead of doing the reports based on facts, it was totally falsehood peddled against Primate Ayodele. Sahara Reporters mentioned five prophecies of Primate Ayodele and claim they didn’t come to pass. They include removal of SSG, death of Nigerian ambassador, Covid-19 killing a commissioner, Nigeria producing Covid-19 vaccine, kidnap case in Aso rock. Sincerely, it is not a must to react to this report because it doesn’t stop God’s work in the life of the very revered man of God but due to the falsehood, there is need to clear the air for record purposes. The first one the news outlet mentioned is the removal of secretary to the state
Ecobank and GTBank are currently leading in customers’ adoption of the eNaira. eNaira is Africa’s first Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in October. A report by TheCable says with more than 2,000 merchant wallets active, about 20 percent are domiciled with Ecobank, while GTB has majority of the consumer wallets activated by users amongst the top 10 financial institutions in the country. According to the report, Ecobank is leading in merchant adoption, followed by Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Union Bank, First Bank, UBA, and Polaris Bank. Others banks in the top 10 list include Keystone Bank, GTB, and Wema Bank – in that order. On the other hand, GTB is leading with majority of the consumer wallets activated by users from the top 10 financial institutions in the country. As far as consumer wallets go, GTB has more than 30 percent of the total activated consumer wallets held by all banks in Nigeria. Access Bank, Zenith Bank, First Bank, UBA, Polaris Bank, and Ecobank are the top seven banks with the highest number of activated consumer wallets. In October, CBN unveiled the very first Central Bank Digital Currency in Africa with a lot of national and international interest on how well the electronic currency will perform and what problems it would solve in the banking and finance space on the continent. As at November 29, 2021, about a month after eNaira went live, 589,000 downloads had been recorded for the digital currency across the iOS and Android app stores. That translates to an average of 20,000 downloads per day since launch. Of the 589,000 downloads, 461,000 have been from the Android side of the market, while iOS downloads stand at only 128,000 downloads. Most of the downloads on both platforms happened in the first few days after the
The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has assured customers across the network of its unrelenting commitment to ensure hitch-free services during the Christmas holidays. While wishing all its customers and Nigerians a merry Christmas and happy new year in advance on behalf of the company, the Chief Operating Officer(COO) Engr. John Ayodele explained that the company has mapped out effective strategies to ensure that all our customers enjoy uninterrupted services during the celebrations and beyond as much as is within the control of IBEDC. He stated that measures have been put in place to ensure network stability and smooth operations during the Christmas holidays,” our technical crew will work throughout to rectify electrical faults so that customers can enjoy the holidays”. Engr. Ayodele who urged all Nigerians to demonstrate the virtue of love which symbolizes Christmas, also appealed to consumers to ensure prompt payment of their electricity bills and adequate vending to avoid disconnection or disruption of service during the holidays. He urged customers to take advantage of the Hassle-free payment platforms- Fetswallet, Mcash, etransact, Watu, Payarena, Jumia and ibedc.com to pay their electricity bills promptly and vend to enjoy uninterrupted power supply. “Our offices are also open during the holiday from 9am-3pm to attend to customers for enquiries, complaint, bill payment, vending. Customers can reach us via our Customers care lines 07001239999 or email us at email@example.com “he added While wishing all Nigerians a memorable celebration, Engr. Ayodele admonished them to be safety conscious. “I plead with us to observe and adhere to all the COVID- 19 safety protocols of hand washing, use of face masks and physical distancing as recommended by Nigerian Centre Disease Control (NCDC)” He advised that it is also important that other safety precautions such as proper supervision of children to prevent electrical accidents, not cooking or trading under
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has urged Nigerians not to despair but be thankful to God for His grace. According to Dr. Obasa, it was only the grace of God that has kept Nigeria and Nigerians till December 2021 despite the many challenges the country and her citizens have had to face within the year. The Speaker said this on Thursday at an end of the year thanksgiving and Christmas outreach organised for staff of the Lagos State House of Assembly and their wards at the Assembly complex. He explained that the House had every reason to thank God for the year because of the successes it recorded in legislative activities including in the passage of bills, motions and resolutions that are meant to improve living, peace and happiness among the residents of the state. "I will sing praises because, together with my colleagues, members of staff of this Assembly and my team at the Office of the Speaker, we recorded huge successes in terms of legislative activities this year," Obasa said. Concerning 'Abundant Grace', the theme of the thanksgiving, Speaker Obasa noted that the Bible is replete with verses emphasising the grace of God upon individuals which make them victorious each time they have to face some of the challenges of living. In his sermon, Prophet (Dr) Samuel Kayode Abiara, the General Evangelist Worldwide of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), who was the guest minister, emphasised the need for Nigerians to be closer to God at all times. He also prayed for Nigeria ahead 2022.
Distinguished Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon popularly called GOS in our political lexicon, turned 62 on December 19, 2021. The current of history has moved him down stream as an authentic leader. He remains a worthy example in leadership by virtue of recent happenings. Senator GOS is always at ease with the people of one of the most disparaged communities in Lagos state, Mushin, his neighbourhood; as well as the people of the state of aquatic splendor. Listening to people and attending to their needs, for him, come with incomprehensible ease and overwhelming satisfaction, such that even years after office, he has continued to receive and attend to people in his palatial mansion in Magodo, when in practical terms, many of his ilk would have shut their doors against the people. A shrewd politician but not the archetypal one, his unassuming nature, enhanced by quiet mien and his capacity to listen to people, no matter what they had to say, offered the kind of strength needed to deliver quality leadership. Senator GOS, a one time Mushin Local Government chairman has weathered the storm as far as politics is concerned in Nigeria. His knowledge of his people, coupled with his ability to manage the various unpredictable tendencies speaks volume of his staying relevance in Lagos political landscape. Senator GOS involvement in politics is not a fluke. His late father, Alhaji Rafiu Ishola Solomon was politically influential in Lagos state and was a contemporary of the first civilian governor of Lagos state, late Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande. Alhaji Rafiu Solomon, wielded enormous influence in Lagos political landscape to such an extent that he recommended people for political appointments. Prominent among such appointments was that of late Oba Alhaji Olatunji Hamzat, the father of Lagos state Deputy Governor, Dr Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat. Alhaji Rafiu Solomon was instrumental to
The Executive Chairman, BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu (CON) has been conferred with an honorary doctorate degree in business by the Kwara State University (KWASU), during the 8th and 9th convocation ceremony held at the Mini Convocation Arena of the university on Saturday, December 11, 2021. In his opening remarks at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Mustapha Akanbi, stated that Rabiu was recognized following his exemplary feats in nation building through setting up a string of thriving industries, creating jobs and philanthropic activities in empowering and supporting individuals, irrespective of ethnic or religious backgrounds, across the geopolitical zones of the country. ”Conferring such degrees on individuals is an indication that we have admitted them into the annals of our history, as our alumni. As we admonish all our alumni, we expect them to bring honour to us and contribute to the growth and development of their alma mater,” he said. The Chairman, who was represented by the Executive Director, BUA Group, Kabiru Rabiu, spotlighted his passion in providing support for sustainable impact projects through his foundation; Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa). He said, “ASR Africa is a $100 million (USD) Annual Africa Fund for social development and renewal. It was established in 2021 and is aimed at providing sustainable, impact-based homegrown solutions to developmental issues affecting health, education and social development within Africa.” Rabiu was optimistic that Kwara State University would benefit from the educational grant drive being currently embarked upon by the foundation in the future. Others who also bagged honorary degrees at the convocation were Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; KWASU’s third and present Chancellor, Dr Johnson Adewumi; business moguls, Muhammadu Indimi, Kamoru Yusuf, and an oil and gas executive, Dr. Babatunde Omotowa. 304 students were awarded postgraduate degrees for the 2019/2020 session and
• Governor: ‘Those sabotaging e-GIS system to be purged out of Govt’ The incessant issue of land grabbing may become a thing of the past anytime soon in Lagos State, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu orders complete excision on untitled land across the State. The Governor’s directive represents a major turning point in land administration in Lagos, as the exercise would enable the State Government to carry out documented delineation on communal land and land owned by the families. At the end of the exercise, the issues of land grabbing by thugs working for land owners are expected to be curbed. Sanwo-Olu gave the order at the Lagos Real Estate Market Place Conference and Exhibitions organised by the Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority (LASRERA) at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island. The two-day event with the theme: “Lagos: 21st Century Real Estate Investment Hub”, is the second edition to be held by the agency. Land is a limited asset in Lagos, which is a coastal State. Activities of land-grabbers have created an unpredictable climate in land acquisition in Lagos, robbing private real estate investors and individuals of fortunes. Sanwo-Olu said a technical committee will be set up to fine-tune the framework for the excision process on untitled land, with the objective to granting Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O) to land owners for transparent sales of the asset. The Governor condemned an effort by State officials to frustrate and sabotage the full take-off of the State’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (e-GIS) project initiated to automate approval of land surveys and allocation titles in one talk shop. Sanwo-Olu issued a stern warning, saying he would be ruthless in purging out saboteurs in the ranks of Government. He said: “One of the issues we are working on is the ownership of land. There is a large parcel of land across
Zenith Bank’s Group Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has emerged CEO of the Year for a second consecutive year at the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility (SERAS) CSR Africa Awards held at the weekend in Lagos. According to the judges, he was selected for a number of reasons, including engendering a culture that promotes the continued investment in social initiatives in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under his leadership, the Zenith Bank's social investments totalled NGN3.285 billion in 2020, representing nearly 2% of the Bank's profit after tax. The judges found him worthy for his commitment to promoting sustainability and responsible business practices in Nigeria, by his frontal leadership of sustainability in Zenith Bank, thereby enabling best industry practices in the banking sector, and for his passion for reducing carbon emissions in the Bank's operations. Zenith Bank Plc also emerged winner in four other categories at the SERAS CSR Africa Awards, carting home the awards for "Best Company in Reporting and Transparency”, "Best Company in Infrastructure Development", "Best Company in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment", and the coveted "Most Responsible Organisation in Africa". Zenith Bank was adjudged the Most Responsible Organisation in Africa, winning the overall best sustainability award, for its continued commitment to the tenets of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, within its immediate community and in the society at large. The Bank also emerged as the winner in the category for Reporting and Transparency for its consistency in disclosing and communicating its sustainability journey and progress annually vis-a-vis environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, in line with the guidelines and protocols set by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP), NigerianExchange (NGX), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). The Bank also ensures the assurance of its sustainability report by reputable independent third parties. In 2021, the Bank's 2020 sustainability report was assured by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and disseminated through the Bank's website for
The well anticipated distributions of palliatives to the less privileged individuals in the society across the Country by a non-profit establishment, Arise Women under the leadership of Dr Siju Iluyomade has formally commence this years gestures of giving out goddie-pack tagged 'Arise Pink Bucket' to thousands of homes in every local community within the nation. The event set aside by the delectable kind-hearted Dr Siju as she is fondly called is to support the efforts of government in curbing the many challenges faced by millions of Nigerians in terms of social amenities, food among others. The 'Arise Pink Bucket' is a pack of food items like Rice, Tomato Paste, Spaghetti, Groundnut oil among others, all put in a giveaway pink bucket. Thousands of people were seen on Saturday 4th December 2021 inside the Council Secretariat of Amuwo-Odofin LG, at Festac Town to receive their own pack even as they shower encomium on the brain behind the good Initiative, Dr Siju Iluyomade, for putting such idea together. An aged woman, while expressing joy to distributors of the items, says " Madam Siju will never know sorrow, she will continue to live in good health and her Children will never suffer in life" The Arise Pink Bucket is now a yearly act of Arise Women to cushion the effect of hardship in the country. The 'Arise Pink Bucket' distributors are expected in other Local Governments in few days to come.
With the recent death of Sylvester Oromoni, a student of a private school in Lagos, there have been various reactions from Nigerians calling for thorough investigation by the State Government. To some Nigerians, cultism cannot be wished away as it relates to the death of Sylvester, but Dowen College thinks otherwise even though, it has expressed support for proper investigations by the authorities. With Nigerians talking about cultism and its impact on the youth of the country, it is worthy of note that the Lagos State House of Assembly under the leadership of Speaker Mudashiru Obasa had earlier in February 2021, passed the anti-cultism bill, which Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu later assented to. Below are 10 highlights of the law: 1. 21-years jail term: The law stipulates a jail term of 21 years for anyone found to be a member of a cult group or solicits for members of an unlawful society. The same punishment goes for persons who attend meetings of a cult group as well as those who carry out acts capable of endangering the lives of residents. 2. The law states that 15 years in jail will be meted on persons forming an unlawful society or cult. The same fate will befall anyone who allows a meeting of cultists to be held in any property under his control. 3. For compelling anyone to become a member of a secret cult, a criminal will spend 15 yrs in jail. If violence leading to physical harm is used for this purpose, the punishment will be a jail term of 25 years. 4. One is regarded as a cultist if he or she is found with insignia, banner, documents, or any other item belonging to such an illegal group. 5. When a suspected cultist is found with a firearm or a person who is armed is caught in the