We have in the last seven days been deafened by the choruses of hate and threats of war from almost every region of the Nigerian conflation. The tone for this macabre was set by a rather unfortunate statement credited to a conglomerate of groups purporting to be representing the entire Northern Nigeria on which some of us are bona fide members but were never consulted or carried along in its drafting and presentation. This was quickly followed up by a similar statement by the Region of the Niger Delta with the acronym RONDEL. Other regions like the Middle Belt comprising mainly of Christians of the Northern region extraction followed suit with spurious of press statements.
The major reason why I am writing this specific message to the Igbo nation emanates from what I have heard and observed about the Igbo nation in the past few weeks. I will first of all give out extracts of my report on the Igbo prayer crusade I carried out between 2005 and 2006 and then analyse what God caused me to see in visions and dreams in the past few days that caused me to go back to Nnewi in Anambra state to pray for Igbo nation afresh.
Incidentally, my two Igbo names I mentioned above were given to me directly by God. – Maduegbunam: - No man can kill you; I was going through attacks while preparing for the 2006 crusade. And Ogbonnaya: - True child of the father on the 16th of April 2017 because of my concern about the happenings in Igbo nation. On the 14th of April God called me Joel. I believe He expects me like Joel in the Bible to declare His message whether people believe, accept it or not.
In Feb. 2005, as I was praying one evening in the compound of my house, the Lord spoke to me the following words, “Go to Onitsha the citadel of mammon worship in Igbo nation and throw missiles at it.” In obedience to that command I travelled to Onitsha in March 2005, stayed in a hotel at Nkpor and prayed over Igbo land. I also went to Onitsha main market and the water-front of River Niger and prayed for the land. As I waited on the Lord and prayed in the hotel in Onitsha and pondered on the assignment over the following months, the Holy Spirit downloaded into my heart through dreams, visions and other avenues the following points:
Part of the prophecy given to me by Prophet Dick Mills on the 9th of April 1993 was that God was going to use me to bring healing to nations that have seen strife and turmoil. Igbo land had been through the civil war in Nigeria.
Igbo people lost a lot of material things during that war and this has engendered bitterness in their hearts with a determination to make as much money as possible to show the rest of Nigeria that they can make their mark in the nation.
In the process of making money by all means they sold their soul and their land to mammon. They also neglected other things like education, helping their community members to rise up etc. for the sake of making money at all costs. Unlike in the 50s and 60s when the Igbo people were in the fore front educationally and would jointly put together resources to educate their compatriot within and outside of Nigeria, the Igbo men especially would make do with little or no education and would opt for doing any kind of business rather than seek further education. A half educated man would rather pour his money on sending his wife to school even up to PHD level and would not seek further education for himself.
Because of the controlling influence of mammon on the Igbo nation, the system whereby a master would train his servant in business and seek to start up for him a business of his own after some years, has been thoroughly abused where each seek to dupe the other and would go to any length including occultic ways to achieve this.
The Igbo man would do anything to travel out of the country to various countries of the world. Indeed there is hardly any country in the world you would not find an Igbo man. Many have been known to travel on foot across the Sahara desert to North Africa in order to get to Europe. In the process many die on the way for lack of food and water. Many abscond to Europe while on pilgrimage to Israel etc.
In the process of making money the Igbo man had gotten himself into all kinds of fraudulent businesses including drugs and 419 thereby giving his nation a bad name in many countries of the world.
Onitsha as God revealed to me is the gateway to Igbo land and it is also the stronghold of mammon worship. In fact Pastor Nelson Emerenini of Revelation of God’s Arm Ministry in Epe said he saw in the Spirit, the prince of Niger come out of the river to hand over something to Onitsha traders. Communities in Igbo land encourage this by giving heed only to the voice of those who have money and putting so much financial demands on the first born son. So to make money, young men make covenants with the devil using their relatives and also their own lives for the deal.
The second major demon that God asked me to deal with in Igbo nation is religion. Religion and mammon and all kinds of idolatry have become interwoven in Igbo land. Igbo people majorly belong to religious organizations which encourage idolatry and worship of the dead. (Necromancy). They pray through images of dead people and all kinds of objects in the belief that God hears their prayers. When they perceive their prayers are not answered they go back to their ancestral shrines to consult household gods. I have heard and seen in the Spirit many churches being set up on occult and sometimes human blood sacrifice in order to gather people and money and many times these have branches outside of the country thus pandering to the whims of mammon. On my latest visit to Nnewi, I was happy to hear that the notorious Okija shrine has been dealt with and that the town is being opened up to true gospel and economic development. Thanks be to God!
God revealed to me the main reason for sending me to Igbo land:
There is a core of Igbo people who are determined to walk in righteousness and integrity and are refusing to serve mammon but the enemy is resisting their progress. As I have stated above even the Pentecostal churches are being defiled by mammon and occultism.
The Igbo people are about the most traveled people in Nigeria. As God has purposed to use Nigeria and Nigeria’s resources human and material in His End-Time plan to reach nations. God has put the passion to travel in the Igbo nation to make them readily available for use to reach the nations of the earth with the gospel of Jesus Christ. However, God could not use Igbo nation as they are. His plan is to first redeem their soul which they had sold to mammon and religion and send them back to those countries where they have defiled His Name in their quest for money by all means.
God caused me to know what mammon does to those under his control. He takes over their:
Mouth- so that they only tell lies and fabricate words to get things they do not deserve. It is difficult for them to tell the truth.
Sight- so they only see things the way money wants them to see it for selfish motives. They will not see the things God wants them to see. They only see those things they can use to make money physically or by occult means.
Hearing- money language is all they hear. They have itchy ears for information on where and how to make money.
Sense of smell controlled by money. They smell shady deals and businesses from afar. They don’t smell danger even if it is under their nose.
Hands only move to do things that deceive in order to make money.
Feet lead them to go anywhere for the sake of money and there they commit atrocities including ritual murder.
Intellect directed to 419 etc. They do not understand any other language.
When God gave me the assignment for Igbo nation I did not realize how unique it was until I started facing serious challenges from the demons of the land. God showed me a vision, where I saw the kingpins of the occult in Igbo land, wearing red garments sitting on thrones and a man in animal skin reporting me before them. There was so much attack against me physically, financially, against - family, friends, supporters etc. That was when God gave me the name ‘Maduegbunam’ in my dream to sustain me and He also showed me white intercessors praying for me in my dream.
The day I took my banners and handbills for the crusade in Onitsha was the worst day of the riot when many Hausa men were killed in Onitsha. I was determined to go to Onitsha that day even though many people tried to stop me from doing so. I actually saw a man’s body still burning on the Niger Bridge as we crossed from Asaba to Onitsha. On the last day of the crusade, a stormy wind broke all the equipment I had borrowed to do the crusade. I asked ministers of God at the crusade to come up the podium so we could point our hands toward the river Niger to pray against the water spirit in the river. Only one came up. Another minister later told me that a voice told her to leave me alone and go home. After the crusade, God revealed to me that we had hit that strong man with several heavy stones which resulted in the release of many people from his bondage.
However, a few days after I returned to Lagos, riot broke out in many areas of Anambra state- Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka etc. which resulted in the death of many people. Many reasons were given for it. I phoned Rev. Dominic of the National Evangelical Mission Onitsha who was then the chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Onitsha, who had lent me the equipment that was damaged. He said that rioting was the manifestation of the anger of the water spirit we had dealt with at the crusade.
The reason why I am currently concerned came partly from my experience when I recently went to Ugboukwu to attend the burial of late Rev. Mrs. Ezeokeke, the wife of late Bishop Benson Ezeokeke, General Overseer of Salvation for all Missions, Onitsha who had hosted and encouraged me when I did the 2006 crusade, It appears that the spirit of clannishness, arrogance, mammon worship and occultism that I had led the people to deal with in 2006 has come back full blast and it is the major thing that is hindering the Igbo nation from fulfilling her God given assignment to be key Nigerians in the forefront of evangelizing nations. The Igbo peoples’ God given passion to travel and do what they believe in is supposed to be used to evangelize nations. But the way they are behaving they are killing the vision. That is why God is allowing them to suffer xenophobia and all kinds of harassment in other nations because of His love for them. - It is the child that you love that you deal with seriously when he offends. To make matters worse, I learnt that many Igbo people are going into Islam for the sake of money. In fact I met an Igbo man in Abuja who told me their elder brother led them into Islam. This young man was a drug trafficker until he was arrested and jailed in America. He died in prison and was resurrected by God who caused him to return to Christ. He said that their elder brother is victimizing him for abandoning Islam. Igbo people are called to evangelize Muslims not to go into Islam. I sent out text messages to mostly Igbo people on these issues so they can pray for their deliverance. Then on the 11th of April 2017, I saw a tall man wearing Igbo hat standing beside a black wall on which was pasted - # mark- dripping with blood. God caused me to know that it means Igbo people had made and sealed blood covenant with the devil. This vision caused me to send out afresh prayer request to cancel by the precious blood of Jesus Christ every blood covenant the Igbo nation may have made with the devil.
I know that many Igbo people including my friends would do when they see this message, as I have shared with some of them and have noticed their negative reactions- some in silence and some out rightly telling me I am wrong in my assessment of the situation. Yet there are some like Bro. Obi Okwudili of Harvest Force International, a man from Onitsha who is in total agreement with what I am saying. In fact he suggested I should write this message specifically for Igbo nation. God bless him and others like him in Jesus Name. Apart from what I have stated about the two Igbo names God gave to me, God also gave me the first message in my - His Word For Now Series in Igbo language “Elebe Ndi ugbono Oginni ne me” which my Igbo friends translated to mean “Where are the laborers? “What is happening?” These I believe is His way of authenticating “this Ijebu woman married to an Ijebu man” the boldness to share this message. Also many of my spiritual and financial encouragers over many years have been Igbo people. In fact, one Igbo friend from Enugu State almost singlehandedly financed three of the four major crusades I carried out in Nigeria between 2002 and 2006. Some have even contributed to my international travels. I will still carry out God’s assignment as instructed by Him even if I end up not having friends any more. I have also delivered castigating messages to the Ijaws, Tivs, Ijebus and to UK as led by God over the past 15 years. Incidentally, after my current visit to Nnewi to pray afresh for the Igbo nation, I have been experiencing some spiritual attacks. On the 30th of April, the day after my return to Lagos, I saw a man in the spirit rushing towards me with a machete in his hand. I stood waiting to see what will happen. Suddenly, just before he hit me something veered him away from me and he became illuminated. My prayer is that anyone who had sold himself to the devil to do havoc either against me or the work of God will not succeed but will be transformed to be a holy vessel to work the work of God. I am still repeating and praying that - the Igbo nation will need to cast away and be delivered from the bondage of clannishness, arrogance, necromancy, syncretism, occultism and most especially mammon worship so they can be useful as God intends them to be as ‘evangelizers’ of nations before Jesus comes. - Every church, ministry or enterprise built on occultism, human sacrifice, water spirit foundation in Igbo land and anywhere in Nigeria should be exposed and scattered along with their tentacles in the nations. - That God should cause the perpetrators of this evil to repent and bow before God so that they will not be destroyed along with the works of their hands in Jesus Name.
God will not ask on the final day their blood from my hand just like He warned me when I was reluctant to deliver His judgment message to the United Kingdom in 2010 Eze.3:18. If I am in trouble with man God will deliver me. But if I get into trouble with God who will deliver me?
God bless the Igbo nation!
Yours in Obedience to God’s Assignment,
Victoria O. Adekoya (Mrs.)
TOWARDS MOBILISING EFFECTIVE STRATEGIC INTERCESSION FOR THE NATION:
Presently, Nigeria stands at the Gate of Time and strategic intercession is required to make the transition into a new season as seamless as possible. It is strongly laid in our heart to mobilise the praying arm of the Remnant Church to pray in this season and stand with the Lord to birth the new season He has ordained for the nation.
SOUTHERN KADUNA PEOPLES' UNION
The Double Standard in the Continued Closure of the Kafanchan Campus of KASU.
The Kafanchan Campus of the Kaduna State University (KASU) was closed on the 19th of December, 2016 and since then it has remained closed and the students of that campus left to idle away unnecessarily. While they are made redundant, their colleagues in the Kaduna Campus of the same institution have been hitherto attending their classes and by implication attaining a comparative advantage.
Definition of Terms:
Muslim – An individual who practices Islam as a religion.
Islamist/Islamism – A Muslim who practices Islam as a political ideology that holds that Islam is not only a religion, but also a political system that must dominate the society (Political Islam); antithetic to Democracy.
There is now a commonality of opinion that the rate of violent attacks of farmers all across Nigeria by armed Fulani herdsmen skyrocketed since the emergence of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari who by birth is a Fulani.
Conversely, since he assumed office last May, president Buhari has yet to articulate a workable public policy framework on how best to effectively combat the rise in armed Fulani attacks/insurgency.
According to the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Musa Asake, Ph.D,: "the National Executive Committee (NEC) of CAN, the Association during its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday 28th. February, 2017, passed a resolution that the National Day of Christian Protest and Mourning which earlier took place on 8th., 2017, should be repeated on Sunday 19th. March, 2017."
In his notice passed to the Nigerian entire Christian Community, "the (NEC) of CAN took this decision when it was brought to its attention that many Christian assemblies were not able to participate due to lack of awareness about the program. In addition, the relentless attacks of Islamist Jihadists on Christian Communities and Christians in the Nation make it imperative that Christians should consistently speak out to condemn and expose these dastardly acts."
It was further agreed that "in view of the security situation in the country, NEC recommends that Christians should NOT engage in street protests on that day. Rather, each Congregation should gather in front of its place of worship with Placards, Banners and if possible, dress in Black, as symbolic mourning of the thousands of Christians killed by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria and discriminatory Security forces, particularly in the East."
Furthermore, the (NEC) of CAN also recommended that "each local assembly should ensure sufficient Media coverage of the Protest. In particular, arrangements should be made for TV coverage. All Christian assemblies in the Diaspora should endeavor to participate in order to draw International attention to the Genocide against Christians in Nigeria. It would be recalled that on 4th. February, 2017, the US Congress declared that "Nigeria is the most dangerous Nation on earth for anyone to be a Christian."
THE ISSUES OF CONCERN BY CAN:
The issues for concern were neatly spelt out:
Issues that should be highlighted during the National Day of Christian Mourning are as follows:
1. Murder of Christians by Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen, Muslim assailants and discriminatory Security forces.
2. Violation of the Federal Character Principle in the 1999 Constitution in Federal Government Appointments, particularly in Security and Education.
3. Harassment and intimidation of Christian leaders by the SSS/DSS.
4. Failure of Security Forces to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the Genocide
5. Non implementation of the 2014 National Conference Report. (This Report, amongst others, recommends State Police.)
Thus, this information was published and circulated to All National Leaders, Bloc Leaders, Zonal Chairmen, States Chairmen of CAN and Christian Leaders and all Churches were notified and well prepared.
However, it was to the dismay of the entire Christian Community that further instruction and directives were given: "that Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) again wishes to inform all Christians, both at home and abroad, that based on credible reports of concern, it has decided to suspend the Christian Day of Mourning formerly scheduled to take place globally on Sunday 19th March, 2017."
It was further buttressed that, "The President of CAN took cognizance of the preparations that various Christian groups have made to participate in the program which was designed, in all honesty and sincerity, to mourn the death of thousands of Christians murdered by religious insurgents. Again, a Statement from the National Secretariat of CAN states that the suspension of the program was due to “misunderstanding, misinterpretation and subsequent Security concerns”.
Some pictures and videos on Social media even shows mobilization of Assailants into Southern Kaduna on the 16th. and 17th. of March against the Christian day of mourning which was supposed to be held on 19th. March, that could not be interpreted as coincidence.
Thus, "Nigerian Christian assemblies were urged to have a normal Sunday Worship on 19th. March, 2017, but should suspend any action on the Day of Mourning. Nevertheless, Christians should be careful and watchful, as further communication shall be issued by CAN in due course."
According to the source, "In the meantime, we are all urged to remain steadfast and resolute in the Grace of God that Nigeria shall overcome the present distress and Peace shall prevail all over the Nation."
Christians are also encouraged to keep praying steadfastly and always be evangelical, seizing every possible opportunity to share the Good News of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
However, while the "Nigerian Christian Mourning Project" which is supposed to be a continual event in the Nation in different phases, until the massive murder of Christians stops in the nation, is temporarily suspended, it is important to elucidate as reminder to the Christian Community the Communiqué of Parts 1, 2 & 3. These are very important because they reinstate the purposes of the suspended "Christian Black Sunday of 19th. March, 2017 and National Protest." (Available at www.csmnigeria.org)
It bewilders Nigerian Christians that Christianity has come under siege and Christians are being killed, massacred and slaughtered in total violation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
Section 38 (1) “Every person shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom (either alone or in community with others, and in public or in private) to manifest and propagate his religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance.”
The responsibility of the Government is to uphold the sanctity of the Constitution and ensure the protection of all the citizens. Section 14 (1)b of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) states: “the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government:”
No reasonable person would be satisfied with the present state of affairs of Nigeria. We therefore call upon those in Government to ensure that the Constitution of Nigeria remains sacrosanct.
Communiqué of the Conference on Herders and Farmers Conflicts in Central Nigeria, organized by the Centre for Research Management, Benue State University, Makurdi, held at the Auditorium 1 of the College of Health Sciences, Benue State University from 13th – 16th March, 2017 Christened:
The Centre for Research and Management, Benue State University, having noted that thousands of people of the Central Nigerian States are being killed, with thousands more suffering debilitating injuries; communities being destroyed and hundreds of thousands being displaced from their ancestral homes;
I used to love and respect Governor Aregbesola even though we belong to different political parties.
I knew him to be a proud, strong, unrepentant and inspiring Yoruba nationalist who knew the history of the Yoruba inside out and who was ready to stand his ground and fight his corner with anybody at anytime in defence of the Yoruba cause.
Yet now it appears that all that has changed. Seven years in public office as Governor has softened him and made him lose his nerve, his edge and his fighting spirit.