By Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka Latona
In his goodwill message to Nigerians in the new year, immediate past National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, His Eminence Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor maintained that it is expedient on all Nigerians to take advantage of the start of a new era to review our past failures and resolve and make new commitments to God who created the Heavens and Earth, stressing that if “we are dissatisfied with the past, then we have another opportunity to make a fresh start with God as the center of our focus.”
Asked for his message, the former CAN president said: “Basically what God spoke to me about 2018 is that the will of God in Heaven will be done here on Earth; which means in practical terms that people are going to begin to see what God stands for and what Man stands for. And then people can now compare; this is what God stands for and this is what Man stands for.”
According to him, “Nigerians must now make a choice in 2018. If it is what God stands for that Nigerians want or what Man stands for that they want….If it’s what God stands for that they want, God has a standard. If we are prepared to follow His standard, Heaven does not lack any good thing. So, Nigerians will experience the good things of Heaven but we must know His standard and follow it. We must identify God and all His character and follow same.
Nigeria will experience unlimited joy, Lady Evangelist Kehinde Veronica predicts
God has a message for Nigeria in the year 2018 through a Lady Evangelist Kehinde Veronica of Christ Apostolic Church, Abe-Koko Ilawe Ekiti, Ekiti State, who believes that love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law…God said we should love one another and be our brother’s keeper, learn to spread love to everyone that comes our way and we should not be selfish..
According to her, God wants us to help the needy and show love to those that are starving. God has promised us that year 2018 will be our year of fruitfulness, year of success, a year of unlimited joy and God said he will bless this country called Nigeria.
Welfare of Nigerian should top Government priorities, says Archbishop Martins
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins reiterated that the welfare of every Nigerian citizen should be the topmost priority of the Federal and State governments in this New Year 2018, stressing that since it was the responsibility of governments at all levels to provide for the welfare of its citizens, any government that is incapable of enhancing the quality of lives of the masses of its people lacks true legitimacy and does not deserve the support and confidence of the electorate.
Obviously irked by the low quality of lives that characterised most of the year 2017 and which led to untold hardships and alarming illegal migration of able-bodied Nigerians to Libya and European countries, the Prelate tasked the Federal and State governments to wake up to the reality that the citizens of this country deserve better quality of lives in the new year and beyond.
In a message made public through the Director, Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Msgr. Gabriel Osu, Archbishop Martins also cautioned Nigerian politicians to desist from toying with the destiny of Nigerians, especially now that 2019 was in the horizon, warning once more that unless concerted effort was made to restructure the country towards the path of true federation, there may no longer be a nation called Nigeria in the near future.
Ademowo: “Proliferation of firearms remains a threat to security
Anglican Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Ephraim Adebola Ademowo warned against the influx of illegal firearms into the country, saying the development remain a threat to the security of lives as well as a major global challenge for law enforcement agencies has led to the mass killing of unarmed individuals and groups of people at innocuous events and locations such as concerts, family gatherings and places of worship.