Founder and General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya revealed how he received vision of the church while asleep in a one bedroom apartment in Lagos and how MFM was not founded until 12 years after the vision.
.On Saturday, during the 30th year anniversary and international convention of MFM holding at its Prayer City, along Lagos -Ibadan Expressway.
Olukoya encouraged worshippers and Nigerians to move closer to God to be able to overcome challenges, during a sermon he titled: “Rearranged for Revival”, which is also the theme of the convention.
Olukoya said “I was sleeping in my one-room apartment in the Boys Quarters of a house located on Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, in 1977, when I heard a sharp voice.
“I then woke up and walked towards the door. But I did not see anybody.
“Again, for the second time, the voice came, the Holy Spirit said: ‘son remember the call of Samuel’.
“Then He started giving the covenant that led to the establishment of the MFM.”
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, is under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of alleged N3 billion contract scam.
The number one civil servant, Oyo-Ita, admitts that she introduced some people to some Permanent Secretaries for assistance, she mentioned that she did this “without realizing the implication.” Oyo-Ita also said she does not own proxy companies under any guise and has no many upscale assets in Abuja. she also made it known that she collected Duty Tour Allowance (DTA) without traveling, the indulgence was not a regular occurrence.
She also alleged that the EFCC had planned to arraign her on August 19 but she had to still be in the hospital due to her health.
Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita is pleading to be allowed to “retire honourably.”
Her plea came against the filling of witness forms by some Permanent Secretaries and Directors of Finance and Administration in order to testify against some contracts when the formal trial of some suspects begins.
Also discovered, by EFCC detectives is a Grade Level 12 Project Accountant, in whose account N600 million was found
Although, Oyo-Ita claimed the Accountant in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) was not her aide but he reports to a Director of Finance and Administration who also reports to a Permanent Secretary before the Head of Service comes into the picture.
The foregoing excerpts are contained in Oyo-Ita’s plea to those she is begging to intercede on her behalf before President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Please, please, please, have mercy on me. I am begging for mercy that this case against me should be stepped down and I should be allowed to retire honourably.
“I do not own proxy companies. Several people came to me to introduce them to Permanent Secretaries. I have been doing this without realising the implication.”
On DTA, two top shots who are mediating on her behalf said she confessed to have collected these estacodes without traveling only “a few times.”
One of the sources, a former bureaucrat, quoted her as saying: “Due to work pressure, I am not able to travel after collecting DTA or estacodes.”
The source added: “She wants soft-landing from the Presidency because some of the contracts under investigation predated her appointment as the Head of Service.
They were awarded between 2013 and 2014. “Her greatest fears border on alleged moves by the EFCC to put her on trial alongside a former minister. “She said there was an initial plan to arraign her in court on August 19 but for providence that she was in the hospital for medical treatment.”
A second source, who is one of the strong supporters of the President, said: “She evoked much emotion when she was begging for mercy. “Apart from reliving the past, especially PTF days with President Muhammadu Buhari, she said she has been ‘absolutely loyal’ to this administration.
“She also said the Project Accountant is not her aide at all despite the fact that he is a staff in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
“Her argument is that the Project Accountant with N600 million in his account reports to a Director of Finance and Administration who also reports to a Permanent Secretary before the Head of Service is in the picture.
“We have done our best to lay all the cards on the table before the powers that be. It is left for the President to determine her fate in the light of the
investigation report of the anti-graft commission and her defence.”
No record of her resignation, says Presidency
On the circumstances surrounding her resumption yesterday, there were rumours that the Presidency might have rejected her plans to either resign or retire. It was learnt that the Head of Service confided in the staff in her office that the Presidency directed her to go ahead with her work pending the conclusion of
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said last night: “We are not aware of any letter of resignation. There is no record of it in the registry. So, questions pertaining to it ought not to arise.”
A reliable source said: “So far, we have discovered that he is a GL 12 officer. He is answering questions on how he came about such a huge amount in his account.
“Officially, the amount allowed in any project account at any time is between N10 million and N15 million. The ongoing investigation might reveal the real purpose for keeping such a huge cash.
“We have various bends to the investigation and some Permanent Secretaries and Directors of Finance and Administration have filled the witness form to testify on some contracts when a formal trial of suspects begins.”
On Friday at the retreat organised for members of State Executive Council and Permanent Secretaries, in which the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and another former Governor of the state were present.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is the The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress made it known to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to make the welfare of people the cornerstone of his administration’s programmes.
Gboyega Akosile who is Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary made a statement that, Tinubu also urged the current Governor to work hard to achieve the programmes of the party in the state.
“Many books on leadership and administration have been written by great thinkers which focused on talent of individuals.
“But, is leadership about talent alone? I say no. Talent can only give you the opportunity to shine and get recognition among your peers. But it cannot pave the way for success.
“Talent without character is an effort to nowhere,” he said.
Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district. senetorial election has been nullified by The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal .
This is because the APC candidate, Sam Adeyemi proceeded to challenge the declaration on three grounds of irregularities, overvoting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.
Adeyemi’s ground was accepted by the three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke and another election has been declared in the senatorial district.
More details soon……..
Following the new development of how the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany attacked the ex deputy senate president of nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
The German Government has taken it upon themselves to deport all illegal nigerian migrants in the country.
A new batch of Nigerian migrants have been deported by the German government after the attack on ex Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu
According to reports, the migrants have already left Frankfurt Airport at 8 a.m., and were expected to land in Nigeria’s Murtala Mohammed
International Airport between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The number of migrants deported was not ascertained as at the time of this report, it was however, gathered that they were picked randomly
from different accommodation centres.
“The flight will be from Frankfurt on Monday. For those who have been given the information, the plane will take off by 8 a.m. and arrive
in Nigeria between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
“Those who will be deported will be picked randomly from their different accommodation centres from 3 a.m. till 5 a.m. in different regions
and conveyed to a central place and finally to Frankfurt Airport,” the Co-ordination Activist for Network Refugees 4Refugees, a political
platform for refugees and migrant self-organisation based in Stuttgart, Germany, Rex Osa, told The Nation.
Osa added, “When their asylum application is already expired, they are obligated to leave the country.
“For those who don’t leave voluntarily, they will be given a what is I can translate in English to mean toleration status. This status is not
a resident title; it is to show that the person is still there because the deportation is hindered because of one reason or the other.
“These people are picked up early in the morning without expecting the police.
“Some would be picked up from work also. When the police arrive in their rooms, they would be allowed to pack things not more than say 64 kilos.
The police will be standing to make sure the person does not escape.”
The activist urged the federal government to come to the aid of the victims as many of them are coming with different problems
Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa confirms the appointment of 35 out of the 38 Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu nominees list for Commissioners and Special Adviser
On Monday, during the confirmation at its plenary, three out of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu nominees list for Commissioners and Special Adviser were not accepted by the Lagos State House of Assembly,
Nominees that were not accepted were; Ms Adekemi Ajayi-Bembe, Mr Obafemi George and Prince Olanrewaju Sanusi
The speaker instructed the lagos state house of assembly clerk to forward the confirmed nominee list to Gov. Sanwo-Olu.
It was reported that the confirmation followed the presentation, debate and adoption of the report of the House’s 16-man ad hoc committee
for the screening of the nominees.
The list of the confirmed nominees included; Mr Tunji Bello, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, Dr Wale Ahmed, Mrs Lola Akande, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, Mr Hakeem Fahm, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Mr Afolabi Ayantayo and Mr Samuel Egube, Mrs Bolaji Dada, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, Mr Olusegun Dawodu, Mrs Solape Hammond, Arch. Kabiru Abdullahi, Mr Olalere Odusote, Mr Aramide Adeyoye.
Dr Frederick Oladeinde, Mr Olatunbosun Alake, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), Prof. Akin Abayomi, Dr Rabiu Olowo, Dr Idris Salako, Mr Bonu Solomon Saanu,
Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, and Mr Oluwatoyin Fayinka, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, Mrs Shulamite Adebolu, Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Mr Adetokunbo Wahab, Mrs Ajibola Ponnle, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, Ms Ruth Olusanya, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, Mr Oladele Ajayi, Mr Joe Igbokwe were also confirmed.
Before their confirmation by the House, the Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, invited each nominee for brief introduction during plenary.
During the exercise, the nominees promised to serve the state conscientiously in whichever portfolio assigned to them by the governor.
Mr Mudashiru Obasa speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly said that the governor could still re-nominate those not accepted by the House, if he so desired.
The House adjourned plenary until Aug. 27.
On Saturday, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who was the former Deputy Senate President of Nigeria was disgraced by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The lawmaker was ridiculed around the venue of the event in Nuremberg, Germany.
Ike Ekweremadu was later saved by some set of people who helped him into the car that took him out of the location.
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Modupe Sanyaolu, the 2019 Ogun state governorship candidate of the Labour Party(LP) who arraigned Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Governor Dapo Abiodun, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the election petition tribunal sitting in Ogun State to challenge the exclusion of its party from the ballot papers used for the March 9 governorship election, Appeal has been dismissed.
However, on Friday Mr Kunle somorin, the chief press secretary to the governor has confirmed that the result from the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan , the Oyo State capital, was dismissal of the appeal filed by the Labour Party (LP) against the election of the Governor of Ogun State , Dapo Abiodun.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, he affirms that the court upheld the submission of counsel to Abiodun and the All Progressives Congress, Wale Ajayi, that the governor was duly elected and calling for the invalidation of the poll that returned him could not stand legal requirements for the nullification of elections.”