It is not in winner or loser.
I now remember our Babban Yaya, Uncle Jack, It is no winner nor vanquished.
I also recall the Zambian President, who lost and told the winner, ‘we have learnt our lessons, we will go back to the drawing table’ and return to win in the next elections.
Nigeria is bigger than GEJ and Buhari as individuals. The very Reverend and our Abuja Spiritual Sage of All Christian Fellowship (Okoye) said to GEJ in Aso Villa Chapel to correct his mistakes. A very sincere christian advise coming so late in ruling life.
May our Clerics learn to be the Samuels, Elishas, Elijahs and John the Baptiste we read of in the Bible.
I pray for all the Senators and Honorables Elect (May you be Senators and Honourables indeed) and not Abuja NASS leeches, who do not know the road to their constituencies again, till after 4 years.
May Nigeria rise again from this rubbles to the height it deserves in the comity of nations.
I have not forgotten, another elections is 2 weeks away. But I am confident, that God has answered the prayers of the Nigerian common man. Any trouble formentor, will find trouble at his/her door mouth. Any Nation destroyer, will not see the entrance of any states Government House. Shame will follow the shame faced looters of our Nations economy.
In God we stand and He will not leave or forsake us.
Shalom and have a blessed week ahead.
Dr (Sen) Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, The Santutakin Bauchi at the Bauchi Club polling station.
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With years, wisdom increases. I now see more clearly why my late father was an Awolowo man in Politics. Then I thought of only Free Education, but now the real issues are gliding out like the sprouting of a germinated beans or ground nut.
The Nations States struggle of the Yoruba race or Kingdom in Nigeria is not an issue to be looked lightly. The repercussion am sure so many are not yet in the appreciation of.
With the historical antecedent of this great nation and over a century of being in an uneasy marriage. This looks like the very needed for better for worse antidote to a better future Nigeria.
The conference’s achievement of that, must be source of joy for not just the Yoruba race / Nation, but for all big and small tribal Kingdoms / Nation states in Nigeria.
Believe me, if we succeed in it in Nigeria, then only will we realize that it is not just a Nigerian issues but a continental issue and one that all former colonial territories suffered and are suffering from.
As the Elections come in another 2 days or so. 28th March, 2015, irrespective of who wins. The crave for the implementation of especially that clause of the Nations state, must be insisted on and made to come to life. The National Assembly and State Assemblies Nation wide should not be given rest till they take a look at the issue and work on ways to start and implement same.
While I dobale’ for my in-laws for a wonderful insight, I call on all nation states in the country to join hands as one to see this come alive in our time.
May the Struggles of our heroes past, begin to see the fruits in our time.
God bless Nigerians and then Nigeria.
I pray us all a wonderful and peaceful, successful elections.
I went to college chapel service on wednesday night.
And, while the chaplain was giving the sermon I remembered something I’d been told or had read a while ago about one of the wars.
Everyone (Well, many) in England were stopping at the same time evryday to pray, and it led to a great turnaround. And I thought why can’t we do this for Nigeria? ( I felt more inclined to do this on Thursday when I was made aware that God is FOR Nigeria.)
Especially with elections 2 weeks from the 14th(if they don’t postpone them again).
It doesn’t have to be a looong prayer. Approximaely 7 minutes should be ideal. But if you want to go on, feel free.
Everyday at 9pm Nigerian time; that’s 8pm in England, 4pm in New York and Canada, and3pm in Texas.
We should all just lift Nigeria into God’s hands; the main theme of the prayer being peace.
I also believe we should ask for God’s will to be done concerning those who come into power. Let us put all biases aside and earnestly ask for God’s will to be done.
During the prayer we should also recognise that God is FOR Nigeria. (Andif God is for us, who can be against us?)
So, I’d like you all to make the commitment to do this.
It’s not long, but I believe that there is something powerful in large numbers of people agreeing on the same thing in God’s presence at a given time.
Set reminders if you must (I probably will).
And at the given time, PRAY.
Some scripture references: Psalm27:14, Psalm 84:12 (To encourage you)
Matthew 18:19 (What God has promised, hold on to this as you pray)
Deuteronomy 31:6-7 (God has not abandoned us)
Jeremiah 46:12 (Peace)
We should remember that when we come before God, we should come before Him with repentant hearts. He owes us nothing.
So, maybe asking for forgiveness (and meaning it) would be a great way to start each prayer.
You don’t have to be Nigerian to pray along; if God has given you a heart for Nigeria or you have a Nigerian friend or you really just want to pray for us,
please make the commitment as well and thank you.
If you happen to see this after the 14th, please join in from that day.
Please pass this along. To as many people as you can.
Just in case you were wondering about the prayer in England during war, you can check this link: http://www.ucb.co.uk/british-national-days-prayer-twentieth-century
Atongo is a house boy who drinks his Boss’ wine with impunity then adds water to cover his tracks. His Boss became suspicious & decided to buy pasties (a French wine that changes color if u add water; just like dettol). Unaware of this, atongo, drank from d wine as usual & topped it up with water. Immediately he added water, d pasties became milky & he knew he was in trouble. When d Boss came back & saw the changed pasties, he knew he had nailed Atongo. Atongo knowing he was in trouble decided to stay in d kitchen when his boss came home. The Boss having told his wife what he observed now swung into action.
“Atongo!”, he called from the sitting room.
He answered: “Yes, Boss”.
“Who drank my pasties?”. Atongo: No answer.
The Boss asked again: still no answer.
Then d Boss went to the kitchen tomeet him there: “Are u insane or what? when I called, u say “yes boss” but when I asked you a question u didn’t answer me? ” Atongo retorted, “hmmm oga when u are in d kitchen u don’t understand anything at all, except your name” “Is that so?” asked the boss, “Okay, go to the bar stand beside Madam, while I go into d kitchen; & then, you ask me a question” Atongo accepted. When his boss was in d kitchen he shouts: “Boss”. “Yes, Atongo” Boss answered. Atongo then asked, “Who goes into the maid’s bedroom when Madam is not at home?” No answer. D boy shouted again: “Boss, I say who sneaks into d maid’s room when madam is not in the house?” No answer. The Boss ran back from the kitchen shouting “Wonders shall never cease! Atongo, It is true, when one is in the kitchen, one does not hear anything, except one’s name.” D wife now very angry, interrupted, “that’s not true. It’s a lie! Without argument.” Atongo asked if she’ll enter d magic kitchen to be tested. She agreed. Atongo asked madam, “Who’s junior’s biological father? Me or d Boss? “Madam rushed out of the kitchen. “This kitchen needs to b renovated…
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