Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has identified prayer, praise and faith in God as the three instruments to make Nigeria great again.
He said the country needs these three spiritual instruments to overcome the myriad of socio-economic and political challenges besetting the country.
The former military and democratic leader stated this at the 2019 National Altar of Praise and Prayer for the Nation, entitled: ‘As in the Days of Jehoshaphat,’ taken from II Chronicles 20:22, held at Molete Baptist Church, Ibadan.
The event was organised by the Gospel Musicians Association of Nigeria (GOMAN), under the leadership of Evangelist Funmi Aragbaye.
Obasanjo, who was represented by former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe, said praising God, prayer to God and faith in God are the three factors that could make God heal Nigeria, reshuffle it and prosper the nation.
According to him, “I identify with the theme of this event, which is ‘As in the Days of Jehoshaphat,’ taken from II Chronicles 20:22. The theme is all about praise, prayer and faith in God. With praise, prayer and faith, God will surely heal our land, reshuffle it and prosper this nation.”
Obasanjo said that God, who has been so merciful to Nigeria and Nigerians, only demands and desires exhortation from human beings.
“I believe in the sovereignty of God and helplessness or lack of capacity of man to gratify the enormity of His grace and mercy over us. For everything that God brings to us, 90 per cent of it, we are not even aware of. But the only thing we can give back to Him is praise. That is all he demands and desires from us,” he said.
He pointed out that for praise, prayer and faith to be acceptable before God, one must not be slothful.
BREAKING: Nine Imo Lawmakers Defect To APC
At least nine members of the Imo state house of assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Colins Chiji, the speaker, read the defection letters of the lawmakers who are from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Action Alliance (AA) on Tuesday.
The house was not in session when the supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor, replacing him with Hope Uzodinma.
Ihedioha, who was declared winner of the March election, is of the PDP while Uzodinma is a member of the APC.
The PDP defectors are Chyna Iwuanyanwu (Nwangele), Chidiebere Ogbunikpa(Okigwe), Heclus Okorocha (Ohaji/Egbema), Paul Emeziem (Onuimo).
Those from AA are Authur Egwim (Ideato north), Obinna Okwara (Nkwerre), Johnson Duru (Ideato South), and Ngozi Obiefule (Isu) while Ekene Nnodimele (Orsu) moved from APGA to APC.
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BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Ortom’s Election As Benue Gov
The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Samuel Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as Benue Governor.
A seven-man panel of the court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, dismissed the appeal by Emmanuel Jime, who contested as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who read the lead judgment, held that the appellants (Jime and APC) failed to present any cogent reason to move the court to tamper with the concurrent decisions of the two lower courts, which both upheld Ortom’s election.
Another member of the panel, Justice Dattijo Mohammed, is reading the judgment in relation to the governorship dispute in Admawa State.
Buhari Reacts To Supreme Court Verdict On Kano, Plateau
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to Supreme Court judgement on governorship tussles in Kano and Plateau states.
President Buhari said it would have been disastrous for the All Progressives Congress (APC) if the party had lost Kano and Plateau states at the Supreme Court.
The president stated this in his congratulatory message to the APC over the apex court judgement that upheld the elections of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Governor Simon Lalong.
Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said: “I am glad this tortuous journey has ended in favour of the party and our governors.
“APC won the states and has proved it in court. It would have been a major blow if strategically important states like Kano and Plateau are lost.
“It has now become standard procedure for the opposition to challenge any poll or judgement that does not return its candidates. Election is good when they win.
“The opposite is the case if someone else emerges. But that is not the way it works. Democracy is not only about who wins or who loses, but also about the process. In disparaging every unfavourable result or judgement, they disparage the entire