Secret Reason Why T.B Joshua Was Buried In Lagos Revealed, Top Political Leader Dead

Johannesburg Mayor Dies Of COVID-19

ohannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo has died of complications after contracting COVID-19.

The provincial government announced this on Friday as South Africa’s economic hub is undergoing a severe third wave of the pandemic.

Mr Makhubo had recently been transferred to hospital after falling ill.

South Africa, a country of almost 60 million, is increasingly in the grip of the highly contagious Delta variant of the Coronavirus.

The urban agglomeration around the capital Pretoria and Johannesburg is particularly hard hit, with almost two thirds of the country’s new infections being registered there.

The regional health infrastructure is at capacity.

South Africa is the continent’s worst-hit country in terms of absolute numbers, with 2.1 million Coronavirus cases documented there.

Close to 63,500 people have died as a consequence of the disease.
Source – People’s Gazette

Why TB Joshua Was Not Buried In Ondo – Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has described the late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) as a world citizen.

According to the Governor, the late televangelist was from Ondo state and a Nigerian but his work made him a world citizen that cannot be claimed by anyone.

Akeredolu made this known while speaking on the life of the late Joshua at the lying-in-state currently ongoing in the church premises.

The governor said he was contacted by the monarch of Arigidi Akoko, the hometown of TB Joshua, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, to convince the family and the church to bring the remains to the hometown as the final resting place.

“When the Zaki of Arigidi-Akoko called me, he was crying on phone, he begged me to talk to the family,” he said.

“I told him there was nothing I could do because the man of God has a family and his final resting place can only be decided by them.

“Yes, he was from us, from Ondo State, he was a Nigerian but he remained a world citizen,” he added.

The governor also described the late prophet as a rare gem, adding that the renowned man of God was a blessing to humanity and a great Ambassador of the Sunshine State whose Ministry was noted for charity.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, was represented by Olanrewaju Elegushi, Lagos Commissioner for Home Affairs.

Lucky Aiyedatiwa, deputy governor of Ondo State, also attended the event.

Other dignitaries including Dele Momodu, former presidential aspirant, also attended the lying-to-state service in honour of Joshua.

The late church founder will be buried on the church premises today.
Source – PM News

Governor Yahaya Bello Kicks Against Zoning, Says It Is Not Recognized By the Constitution

The Governor of Kogi State has frowned at the thought of zoning the 2023 presidential tickek of his party.

According to Yahaya Bello, the 1999 Constitution does not recognise the zoning of the Presidency.

He said this just days after southern governors issued a communique after a meeting in Lagos demanding that the next president of Nigeria must come from their region.

Speaking on Friday at the First Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents held in Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, the North-Central governor favoured merit above zoning.

Bello, however, stated that equity must be followed if the 2023 presidency has to be zoned.

The governor said, “On zoning presidency to a particular zone in 2023, we must apply equity in the process. Democracy is all about free will. Let no political party limit the choice to a particular zone.

“Zoning is not recognised in the 1999 Constitution, it’s absolutely, unconstitutional.

“If we must continue with the sentiment of rotational Presidency, it’s okay, but let’s do it right in the interest of equity, fairness and justice.

“Let’s not take it from 1999, let’s go back to 1960. From the Independence, all the leaders we had, you will discover that all other geo-political zones as it exists today at one time had a position of leadership.

“In the 2023 presidential election, let the best candidate emerge who will unify and solve the problems of this country we are facing today, who will build on the legacies of Mr. President. It’s high time the youth take over the affairs of this country.

“I have always led from the front based on equity, fairness and justice. To be a leader, I will say let us be sincere.

“Younger generations are taking charge across the world. It is high time we look for a credible candidate based on merit and not by zoning.
“As the clarion call goes forth for 2023, one can easily discern by events such as this that the Organised Media in Nigeria is already working hard to crack the complex equation of who the next Nigerian President should be.

“All I can say is that in factoring your 2023 equations, please allow yourselves to be guided by national interest to input the following factors: Youthfulness, courage, security, diversity, clear records in successfully managing diversity which is where most post-independence leaders of Nigeria have failed.

“Also very important, the inescapable point of equity, that is, that only the North-Central and South-East Geopolitical Zones of this country have not held the Presidency or Vice Presidency, the two highest offices in the land, since the return to civilian rule in 1999.

“All talks of zoning must be the handmaid of equity or we are merely playing dangerous politics and healing the wounds of the country deceitfully.

“If one is able to develop a genuine love for the people he leads, it becomes even easier to take only those actions that benefit the people every time. This will ultimately help you succeed and also secure your legacy.

“Leadership is, therefore, the means to a lot of potentially awesome ends, but it is not an end in itself. It gives you a platform to do good and effect change. I am determined to give it my best now and in the future.

“The state of the nation today places a burden on us as leaders to act intentionally towards national healing and cooperation.

“Tribe and religion, as we all know, are the major components of our diversity as a nation. They are meant to be our greatest strengths, working together to give Nigeria a wider spectrum of choices and more competitiveness in the comity of nations, and in the human and social indices of national development.

“Unfortunately, we have steadily mismanaged these gifts and they have started turning toxic on us, becoming, for the most part, instruments of exclusion and coercive politics, as well as marginalisation and discrimination.

“The result is a citizenry at cross-purposes and a nation that is practically at her wits’ end.”
Source – Tori NG

How Boko Haram Terrorists Forcibly Take One Out Of 40 Cows From Herders, Issue Tags, Receipts In Yobe

According to a report by SaharaReporters, the Islamic West African Province-Boko Haram terrorist groups have taken over the Gonisaleri, Dawayya, and Abari villages in the Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.

A resident in the area told SaharaReporters that people in the community, particularly herdsmen are compelled to pay levies/taxes to insurgents.

According to him, insurgents visit herders, count the number of cows they have and forcibly take one-tenth of the total number of cows.

He lamented the spate of growing insecurity in the region while calling on the Nigerian government to immediately tackle the issue.
Source – Sahara Reporters

El-Rufai, Sheikh Gumi Are Nigeria’s Problem, We Don’t Want To See Them Again—Guru Maharaj Ji

The founder of the One Love Family, Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, says a popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, and Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai are part of the problems confronting the country.

The Prophet accused Gumi and El-Rufai of openly supporting and encouraging banditry and kidnapping in the country.

Speaking exclusively to SaharaReporters, Maharaj Ji said, “There is this rumour going on that Gumi is a holy man, I said no. The antecedents of the Gumi family can be traced back to when a Nigerian-born automobile engineer who tried to denote a bomb wired to his underwear aboard an American flight was caught. When he was arrested, they found out that he communicated with Gumi, that doesn’t mean though.

“His father also came out and made a statement that no Southerner can be President of Nigeria, I was offended and told him ‘no no no’. I told him and others that a President can come from anywhere. I opposed them, at the end of the day, a Southerner became Nigeria’s President after his death.

“I’m not against his son, but anybody living with bandits must prove to be a saint. He can’t go there alone. There must be intelligence officers following him, the army, the police ought to follow him there to know all he has been saying.

“So Gumi is not somebody for any human being to rely on. That brings the case of El-Rufai from Kaduna. For any human being, head of government for that matter to pay bandits so that they can leave us alone is sad. That means he is not fit to be a leader. It’s never done anywhere in the world.

“As I’m talking now, I don’t respect Gumi and El-Rufai, they are not helping Nigeria at all. We don’t want to see them, they should go anywhere they like.”

Indeed, Gumi had said he was accompanied to the hideouts of bandits by security operatives.

This has made many Nigerians to ask why security agencies have not flushed out the bandits since they know where they are.

El-Rufai in 2016 said his government traced some violent, aggrieved Fulani to their countries and paid them to stop the killing of Southern Kaduna natives and the destruction of their communities.

Gumi was also arrested and detained for over six months by the Saudi Arabian government in 2010 for allegedly relating with Nigerian underwear bomber and terrorist, Farouk Abdulmutallab.

The Islamic cleric was arrested in February 2010 in Mecca at the request of the United States government for exchanging e-mails with Abdulmutallab.

It was learnt that Gumi, who is currently advocating for bandits in Nigeria to be granted amnesty and not called criminals, was arrested after the US security browsed through Abdulmutallab’s e-mail and found out that he corresponded with him shortly before he attempted to bomb a plane on December 25, 2009, in the US.
Source – Sahara Reporters

Nigeria’s Anti-drug Agency Arraigns Indians, Others Over Cocaine Importation

Seven Indians, three Nigerians were on Friday arraigned before a Lagos Federal High Court, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for allegedly smuggling 43.1 kilogrammes of cocaine into the country.

The seven Indians are Shedrack Yurama; Singh Vikash; Kunnaserypallam Ashraf Inzam; Xaiver Fernando Santhanaria; Mandal Surjeet Ashok; Tandel Pratikkumar Pravinbai; and Barthwal Rohan Sunil. Their Nigerian accomplices are Tobi Ojo; Kunle Animashaun and Omozusi Enorose Terry.
Source – Sahara Reporters