Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, AMEN, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka has warned political leaders to shun cultism and embrace God for divine protection and guidance.
The fiery Priest who made this warning during a thanksgiving service on Sunday, at the Adoration ground, said that it is only God that saves.
He alleged that some politicians join various secret societies in a bid to protect their lives and to ensure a successful career without knowing that such moves would only end in bringing God’s wrath upon them.
He advised the political leaders to see their profession as special call from God and, adding that they should always endeavour to carry out their duties with the fear of God.
“If any of you is in any secret society, you had better come out of it before it is too late. You don’t need such things. Those who join them never enjoy their last days. You are never protected.
“They may promise you favour but favour comes from God alone. So, depend on Him because He is the king maker.
“You think it is that nonsense you belong made you what you are, not true. God can promote and demote you”, He said.
While lamenting that hundreds of Nigerians die on a daily bases as a result of hardship in the country, Mbaka disclosed that political leaders have failed to create a better future for citizens, stressing that they rather prefer diverting public fund to their pockets.
Commending Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his good governance in the state, charged him to do more for the state and lel”I commend Ugwuanyi for good work he is doing in Enugu and urges him to maintain the good work so that he will make a good name for himself now and beyond”, He advised.
In a speech during the thanksgiving, Gov. Ugwuanyi commended Fr Mbaka for creating the Adoration ministry through which he extends salvation and healing to the people, adding that the ministry contributed immensely to his party’s (PDP) victory in the last general election.
Ugwuanyi also commended Adoration members for their consistent prayer support to his government and party before, during and after the election.
“I thank Rev. Fr Mbaka and adoration faithful for yielding the platform where people receive salvation and victory. It contributed to our victory with 94.4% of vote casted in the last election”, He said.
11 Killed, 4 Women Kidnapped As Bandits Raid Niger Communities
11 persons have been killed and four women kidnapped as gunmen attacked five communities in Shiroro local government area.
Kudodo, Galapai, Dnakpala Makera and Dnalgwa communities were attacked in the early hours of Saturday.
The bandits were said to have moved from house to house to carry out their activities.
The attack is coming barely one week after eight communities were sacked by bandits in the same Shiroro local government where a village head and 16 others were killed.
One of the victims of the attack, Saidu Yisa, said that two of his wives were raped by four of the bandits in his presence before he was shot at a close range.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District Alhaji Sani Musa confirmed the latest attack saying that the situation is getting out of hand.
The Senator lamented the incessant killings and called the federal government and security agencies to up their strategies.
“As the attacks continued, more villagers in my constituency are awaiting their fate as no sign of succor seems to be coming their way. It is confirmed that the bandits are attacking all through the night to this afternoon and most communities are in grave danger,” he said.
Why EFCC Rejects Petitions — Magu
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, shed light on why some petitions sent to the anti-graft agency are returned.
According to him, every petition received by the commission passes through the Screening Committee who considers the content and determine whether it falls within the scope of its constitutional mandate.
The EFCC chairman made the explanation while featuring on “Talk Radio”, a morning programme of the Ibadan-based Inspiration 100.5 FM.
“Before we commence investigations on any petition, we give them to the Screening Committee for review. The committee will look at the content and advise accordingly on what to do.
“If it is something we should handle, we launch into action. If not, we guide the petitioner on the appropriate place to take it to,” he said.
Polygamy Is Major Cause Of Poverty In The North — Emir Of Kano, Sanusi
Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, says polygamy is the major cause of poverty in Northern Nigeria.
The monarch said this while moderating a paper presentation session on ‘the role of universities in nation building’ at the maiden convocation of the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara state, on Friday January 24th.
Represented by one of his aides, Usman Bugaji, the monarch said the culture of polygamy is what makes the north a major area of poverty in the country, unlike in the south where the poverty level has reduced.
“There are people who cannot afford to feed one wife but are ready to marry three wives and have more children than they can feed, talk less of paying for their school fees.
“The poverty level of the North is 80 percent, while in the South, the percentage is 20 percent, simply because of the culture of marrying many wives and producing many children who, at the end, are left on the streets to beg for what to eat,” he said.