Islamist Terrorism Is The Biggest Challenge Facing Germany- Angela Merkel

Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in her New Year message.

Referring to the deadly truck attack in Berlin by a Tunisian asylum seeker, she said it was "sickening" when acts of terror were carried out by people who had sought protection.

She said 2016 had been a year of "severe tests".

But she also said she was confident Germany could overcome them.

"As we go about our lives and our work, we are saying to the terrorists: 'You are hate-filled murderers, but you do not determine how we live and want to live. We are free, considerate and open'," Mrs Merkel said.

Twelve people were killed when Anis Amri drove a truck at crowds at a Berlin Christmas market two weeks ago.

Earlier in the year, a teenage Afghan refugee wounded five people in an axe attack on a train in Wuerzburg and a Syrian whose asylum application had been refused blew himself up outside a bar in
Ansbach, wounding 15 other people.

The attacks have led to some criticism of Mrs Merkel's policy of admitting more than a million refugees and migrants in 2015.

But in her New Year message the chancellor said images of the devastation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where Syrian government forces have forced out rebels after months of fighting, showed how "important and right" it was for Germany to take in those fleeing the conflict.

"All this is reflected in our democracy, rule of law and values. They are the opposite of the hate-filled world of terrorism and will prove stronger than it. Together we are stronger. Our state is stronger," she said.

Mrs Merkel also denounced "distortions" that were leading people to believe that the EU and even parliamentary democracy were no longer working.

The EU was "slow and difficult", had suffered a blow with the United Kingdom's vote to leave and should focus on the things it "really can do better than the nation state", she said.

"But no - we Germans should never be deceived into thinking that a happy future could ever lie in going it alone nationally," she added.

Read Full Text: President Buhari’s New Year Message To Nigerians

My dear Compatriots,

I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria.

I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation.

I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts of our military and other security agencies on their remarkable successes to rid the nation of terrorism.

Following the successful capture of Sambisa Forest, spearheaded by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, we have entered a new phase in our battle against our common enemy, Boko Haram.

When we see our beloved 21 Chibok girls reuniting with their families and community for Christmas, it gives us the hope that those who are still in captivity will one day return to the loving arms of family, friends and well-wishers.

I urge all Nigerians to be on the alert and watch out for strange figures settling in their communities, and report to the nearest security agencies, as our armed forces intensify the pursuit of fleeing terrorists from the captured Sambisa Forest.

Misguided elements who decided to take up arms against constituted authorities must be brought to face the full weight of the law.

The support of all Nigerians to security agencies to enable them successfully execute their mandate is crucial in our bid to effectively secure our country.

Voluntary Return Of IDPs

Seeing the joyful return of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Damasak town in Borno State, following the reopening of Maiduguri/Gubio/Damasak road in Northern Borno on December 25, 2016, reassured us that the voluntary return of IDPs in other parts of the country is imminent.

The Federal Government will spare no effort in seeing to the resettlement and rehabilitation of the unfortunate victims of terrorism and insurgency. I urge state governments, privileged Nigerians, donor agencies and countries to redouble their contributions towards this goal.

Government is aware of some mistakes and wrongdoings in handling the affairs of IDPs. We are taking measures to correct those mistakes and punish the culprits.

In this New Year, I want to reassure all Nigerians that our defence and security forces are more than ever before ready to perform their constitutional role of protecting lives and property in the country; and we will surely overcome all other forms of security challenges.

The lingering security issues in several states will be frontally addressed. These ugly crises cannot be allowed to fester as they strain the unifying bonds of brotherhood and neighbourliness. Some sections of the press and some politicians should avoid provocative and inflammatory statements, while the government is painstakingly trying to find solutions to our challenges.

I want to remind you on the first day of this New Year of an African proverb that says “it is easy to break a broomstick but not a bunch”. Nigeria is a bunch and is more than equal to troublemakers.

I have interacted with a broad spectrum of Nigerians, the old and the young, and they have told me unequivocally that they believe in the unity and stability of Nigeria.

United And Indivisible Nation

The year 2017 provides an opportunity for us to build on those aspects of our national life that unite us. We are courageous, hardworking, hospitable, steadfast and resilient people, even in the face of difficulties.

These are the attributes that define us and have for years confounded the pessimists who do not believe in our continued existence as a united and indivisible nation. We are a remarkable nation that has succeeded in harnessing our multiple diversities for national development. We must continue to support and tolerate one another and live together as one.

We will continue to pursue peace initiatives in the Niger Delta as I again, call on our brothers in that region who have taken to violent disruptions of economic infrastructure to come to the negotiating table.

As for our brothers and sisters of the Shia Community, we urge them, too, to embrace peace. They must accept the laws of the country they live in. They cannot be islands by themselves. At the same time, the law enforcement agencies must treat them humanely and according to the rule of law.

Agricultural Revolution

On our part, in the past 20 months since our inauguration on May 29, 2015, we have focused our energies to turn around the economy, create jobs, fight corruption, and transform agriculture to replace oil and gas as a major revenue earner for the nation. I am encouraged that we are getting things right.

The agricultural revolution has begun. Farmers in different parts of the country are experiencing bumper harvests; states are getting into strategic partnership towards attaining self-sufficiency in rice, and the era of over-dependence on oil for foreign exchange revenues is gradually waning. I am optimistic that the CHANGE we all yearned for in voting this administration to power in 2015 will manifest more and be sustained in different sectors, particularly agriculture, in 2017.

As you may be aware, our economic recovery and growth plan in 2017 is anchored on optimising the use of local content and empowering local businesses.

In pursuit of this administration’s philosophy, we will continue to appeal that we buy “Made In Nigeria” goods. Like I said during the 2017 Budget presentation to the National Assembly, farmers, small and medium-sized manufacturers, agro-allied businesses, dressmakers, entertainers and technology start-ups, will remain the true drivers of our economic future. They are the engine of our economic recovery and their needs underpin our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

On job creation, this administration will sustain existing programmes aimed at lifting a vast number of our youth out of poverty, while at the same time creating the opportunities for people to fend for themselves.

Our determination to wrestle corruption to the ground remains unshaken. This fight, which will be guided by respect for the rule of law and due process, will not spare anybody or organ of government. It is a collective undertaking and resolve that must be seen to its logical conclusion in spite of certain distractions. The fate of our country lies partly in the success of this campaign. It will be unthinkable on my part to allow the boat of this crucial campaign promise capsize mid-stream.

I thank you for the public support for our administration’s efforts to transform Nigeria. I assure you again that the current pains are temporary and will ease when the economic seeds in gestation begin to bloom to fruition. I urge you to continue to support this administration in its effort to transform Nigeria for the good of all.

I wish you a Happy New Year, 2017.

Muhammadu Buhari

President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Assistant Commissioner Of Police Commits Suicide In Edo State

An Assistant Commissioner of Police, identified as one Christopher Osakue, has reportedly committed suicide in Benin, the Edo State capital.‎

It was gathered that the late Osakue allegedly shot himself in the head with his service pistol in his residence located on Upper Sokponba on Wednesday.

The deceased was said to have sent a woman and a little boy, said to be living with him, on an errand before killing himself.

It was also learnt that he did not leave any suicide note behind.

The late police officer was said to be in charge of training and development at the state police command after his recent posting from Ondo State.‎‎

It was gathered that the ACP had earlier suffered a partial stroke a few years back and was gradually recovering from it before the incident occurred.

A source in the area disclosed that a gunshot from the residence of the deceased was heard at about 5pm on December 28.‎‎

The source said, “A neighbour said she heard a gunshot inside the ACP’s residence about 5pm that fateful Wednesday.

“She added that after the sound of the gun, a frightening silence engulfed the entire building.”

Security operatives from the Ugbekun police division were said to have later stormed his residence.

It was further learnt that the late Osakue had played host to some youths in his area last Christmas.

The Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, described the senior police officer’s death as a case of suicide.

Gwandu also explained that the pistol which he allegedly used to commit the act was signed for at the Ondo State Police command before he was posted to Edo.


Update: Monday On Young Dream (Episode 127-129)

Mayank is trying to get cozy with Gunjan. She asks him to come on time in the temple for the karwa Chauth Puja. Mayank agrees and they decided to have dinner together and it will be Gunjan's treat. At the temple, all the ladies dressed beautifully. Gunjan gives Dholu a camera to click pictures. Rachna looks beautiful but is lost in her own thoughts.

The rituals are going on full swing where all the ladies are sitting in a circle and passing the thalis. They put Diyas in a rose filled vessel. Gunjan asks Dholu for the camera and asks him why he has only clicked her pictures, he says that they are for him and not for Mayank. Mayank is walking and meets Charu on the way who tells him she will drop him. They reach the temple. Charu touches Seema's feet , and she is happy that Charu's come for the ritual. Mayank wants to go in but Sangeeta and Seema prevent himby trying to delay him with unnecessary talk.Vihaan tells his parents that he ended up meeting the girl butcovers up saying he has seen the picture.

Savitri devi is really happy and wants to get them engaged and wants Vihaan to break her dil's fast. Vihaan agrees as he wants to break Gunjan's fast as well as fast for his wellbeing. Charu gets a call , screams that her father slipped in the bathroom and faints. Seema and Sangeeta convince Mayank to leave Charuas the three have plan to stop him from reaching the temple on time. Mayank asks his mother Seema to tell Gunjan aboutthe emergency and she agrees. Charu in car winks at Sangeeta who winks back at her.The men come to the temple, Gunjan is worried that Mayank is missing. She tries to call him up and ask him about his delay but Seema stops her and tells her he will come and notto worry. Savitri devi come to the temple. Rachna gets apprehensive when she spots her prospective in-laws in the temple.

Rachna and Gunjan are both scared to see Vihaan at the temple that the truth will come out in front of everyone. Shail asks about her son in-law who Savitri Devi says is coming. Rachna takes blessings while Savitri is concerned that only after fasting for one day Rachna is looking pale and tired. She asks if she has not eaten Sargi in the morning. She puts it off and says that once she sees Vihaan she will get all chirpy.Mayank is taking Charu who keep acting that she is tensed for her father. The car breaks down, Mayank gets down trying to get help from the passers by. He comes to know there is a garage nearby and runs. Charu is happy thinking Mayank won't reach the temple on time and calls Sangeeta. Sangeeta tells Charu to keep him for half an hour and hangs up while Gopal listens and asks her who she was talking to. Sangeeta behaves sweetly and manages to change the topic. Rachna and Gunjan are tensed that they will be in trouble while Vihaan gets down from his car and sees them both.

Gunjan, Rachna shocked to see Vihaan entering the temple and they both hold their hands. Rachna wants the earth to break so they can disappear. Vihaan enters the temple with shoes and Dayal stops him and gets annoyed at Vihaan. They have an argument were Dayal says he would slap him if he was his son. Dayal is furious that a young person is talkingto him like this while Vihaan goes to remove his shoes. He climbs the stairs once again meets his mother Savitri who points Dayal from far and takes him to meet his father in-law.

When Vihaan learns that Dayal is going to be his to be father-in-law, he gets scared and goes away from the temple as he wants to avoid any kind of argument between him and Dayal.Savitri covers up saying he has important work while Gunjan are relieved.Gunjan asks her cellphone from Seema who after lot of drama gives it to her. Before she can call, the moon is seen as Mayank manages to reach on time. Sangeeta and Seema force Gunjan to break the fast seeing Mayank's photo. Just then Gunjan has a fainting spell and even Rachna, Shail force her to break the fast. Gunjan is seeing through the sieve, Mayank enters leaving Seema and Sangeeta tensed. The Agarwal family and the Garg family perform the Puja. Rachna break her fast seeing Vihaan's photo but is lost in Rajeev's thoughts. Savitri then leaves. Prabhu wants to feed Seema ladoo but she is upset and leaves. Everyone at the dining table while Gunjan and Mayank want some time alone.

Mayank asks her to meet him on the terrace. Gunjan makes an excuse that her head is paining and takes food to her room. She meets Mayank on the terrace where she questions him for being late. Mayank asks Gunjan if his mother did not tell her anything. On hearing a negative reply he tells Gunjan the reason for his delay to dropCharu. Gunjan is left shocked to know the same.Gunjan is upset with Mayank. He tells her that Charu's father slipped in the bathroom and he went to drop her. He also tells her the car broke down and he got a mechanic. That is when another car comes and he asks them to drop them to Charu's house and then he got an auto to come back to the temple. Gunjan is worried for Charu's father. Mayank assuresher that Charu called saying her father is fine and the bleeding have stopped. Gunjan then apologizes to Mayank after learning about the reason why he was late for the Puja.

Mayank blindfolds Gunjan, takes her and a candlelight dinner is arranged. He tied a bucket so that he could pull the ordered Chinese food up. Gunjan keeps some food for Rachna. They feed each other dinner.Rachna lost in Rajeev's harsh words while Gunjan gets food. Gunjan asks her to stop crying that the same memories which gave her happiness earlier give her pain now. Gunjan tells her that she should not cry for men and should move on.She teases her about Vihaan and Rachna replies that it's not easy. Gunjan feeds her. Sangeeta calls and scolds Charu for ruining their plan. Charu says Gunjan's luck is really strong. Sangeeta tells her to make sure her luck does not help her. Charu assures Sangeeta that she would ruin Gunjan and Mayank's relationship on the occasion of Diwali.


$4.2b Missing In NNPC Under President Buhari – US Governance Report

A new report said despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s attempt at ensuring transparency in the oil sector, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, still withholds Billions in oil revenues from the government account.

The report by the Natural Resource Governance Institute, titled “NNPC still holds blank check” said that within the first six months of the Buhari administration, the NNPC withheld over $4.2 billion (about N824.7 billion) out of a total of $6.3 billion (N1.24 trillion) revenues realised from crude oil sales in the second half of 2015. 

The withheld revenues represented about 66 percent of the total revenue – $1.4 billion earnings from Nigeria’s regular crude oil exports for the period; $3.4 billion from domestic crude oil sales, and $1.5 billion from oil sold from the corporation’s upstream subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC oil fields.

The report said only $2.1bn (about N413.7 billion) was transferred to the Federation Account.

The group said the unremitted revenues for the six months was about 14 per cent more than the amount withheld by the corporation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration in the first half of 2015, and about 12 per cent higher than the share withheld in 2013 and 2014.

The report said the figure of unremitted oil revenues in 2015 contrasted sharply with 2005 figures, which showed the NNPC remitted about 68 per cent of its total oil sale earnings to the Federation Account and kept only 32 per cent that year.

According to TNG, The report said while part of the withheld funds was used for servicing Nigeria’s share of the joint venture operating obligations, the NNPC did not fully explain what the other retained revenues from domestic crude and NPDC oil sales were used for.

In general, the report said despite the on-going reforms in the oil sector, the NNPC under the present administration was still retaining a major share of oil sale earnings and spending at will.

Some of the reforms by the Buhari government, the report noted, have cut the number of passive, well connected middlemen that pocketed billions of oil revenues, while the administration has cancelled costly, unbalanced NNPC swap contracts as well as seek more efficient replacements.

The report lamented that recent announcements on NNPC reforms and the latest drafts of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, failed to adequately address how NNPC and the government would share future oil revenues
“Until government establishes a clear, legally enforceable rule governing which revenues NNPC can keep and how they can be spent, oil sector corruption and waste could return to their prior devastating levels once the president (Buhari) leaves, or prices rise,” the report noted.

While encouraging government to push ahead with its reform plans for the oil sector, NRGI stressed the need for NNPC to adopt new financial controls and transparency measures for its subsidiaries, especially bordering on the several billion revenues retained each year from NPDC operations and its oil trading and marketing subsidiaries.

The Institute also called for the immediate replacement of the 445,000 barrels per day crude oil allocation for domestic refining with a fit-for-purpose mechanism for supplies to the country’s four refineries.

“The government should move to curb the corporation’s discretionary, unaccountable use of much-needed public funds. Until the government instates clear rules for NNPC financing, both the controversies and the underlying revenue leakages will persist,” the report said.

Describing the NPDC as one of the Nigerian petroleum sector’s “great black boxes”, the report said some of the oil from the company’s fields went to its strategic alliance partners, two of which were paid in oil for purportedly shouldering the company’s financial obligations.

From the production of an average of 30,000 barrels per day of Okono grade crude during the period, the reportsaid some of the oil from the company’s fields went to its strategic alliance partners, two of which were paid in oil for purportedly shouldering the company’s financial obligations.

From the production of an average of 30,000 barrels per day of Okono grade crude during the period, the report said NNPC retained all earnings ( about $12.3 billion over the past decade) from the offshore Oil Mining Lease (OML) 119 owned wholly by NPDC.

Ambassador To Brazil Murdered After He Caught His Wife's With Her Lover (Photos)

Greek Ambassador, Kyriakos Amiridis vanished without trace on Boxing Day, when he left the home of his wife's relatives in Rio de Janeiro and never returned

The Greek ambassador to Brazil whose body was found in a burnt-out car in Rio de Janeiro was murdered after finding his wife in bed with another man, police believe.

The charred remains of Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, were found on Wednesday underneath an overpass in the city, inside the car the diplomat had hired to spend Christmas and New Year with his wife's relatives.

His Brazilian wife Francoise Amiridis told police she was out shopping on Monday night when he phoned her at 8pm, saying he was going out, and never returned home.

But today police investigating the case claimed they believe his death was a "crime of passion" after he had discovered that his wife was having an affair with another man.

Investigators reportedly found blood stains in the apartment, which belongs to his wife, where the couple had been staying in the Nova Iguacu district of the city.

Police believe he was murdered in the apartment some time between Tuesday and Wednesday before his body was dumped in the hired car and set on fire yesterday morning.

The man Ms Amiridis was believed to have been having an affair with is reportedly a military police officer who works at a police base situated a local slum.

Investigators told Brazil's Extra newspaper that they believe Ms Amiridis may have paid a contract killer to murder her husband after he found out about their relationship.

Ms Amiridis, who is not yet under arrest, denies havin hands with the ambassador's death, claiming he never returned home on Monday, and didn't know why there was blood on the sofa.

Police are reportedly analysing the sofa, as well as CCTV images from the area.

OMG! Auto Parts Seller Stabs Wife With Broken Bottle In Private Part

A 37-year-old man, Victor Ojiaku, who allegedly stabbed his wife, a student, with a broken bottle in her private part, is on reprieve as an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court has granted him bail in the sum of N250,000.

Ojiaku, who sells automobile parts and resides at 22, Arike John Close, White Sand, Isheri-Osun in Lagos State, had reportedly stabbed his wife for having sex with his sales representative.

Magistrate Akeem Fashola, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused two sureties in like sum.

He said the sureties should be working in reputable organisations and also possess three years tax clearance as well as the State’s residents identity card.

The case had been taken up by the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT).

The Coordinator of DSVRT, Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, narrated how the victim was kept indoors and punished severely by her husband.

“The victim, Mrs Faith Ojiaku, 27, a student, was held hostage by her husband for two days, depriving her of calling any of her family members for help or for receiving medical attention.

“She was subsequently rushed to the hospital for treatment after which she collapsed, she then pleaded with the doctor to make use of his phone to call her sister.

“It was her sister that informed DSVRT which advised her to report the case at the Police station on behalf of her stabbed sister.
“He also injured the sales representative with a broken bottle and some dangerous weapons.

“We had an official meeting with the DPO who told us that the suspect was arrested on December 27 and he ensured that justice would be done in the case,” she stated.
The suspected assailant, a father of three, is facing a six-count charge bordering on grevious harm, threat to life and assault. No date has been fixed for the trial of the case.

International Observers To Monitor IPOB Leader, Kanu’s Court Session

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Friday said international observers would monitor the court session of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, coming up on January 10, 2017.

The group called on its supporters and freedom fighters to be in court that day to see things for themselves.

In a press statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group said among those that would observe the court session in Abuja were International Human Rights Groups, International Media organisations, and other foreign observers.

The group maintained that it had concluded arrangements with such foreign bodies.

The statement read in part, “All Indigenous People of Biafra family members are expected to be in Abuja on that day 10th of January 2017.

“This is to let the world know how formidable and resolute we are towards ensuring that justice is done in the case of our leader and to remind the world that the restoration of our God-given nation called Biafra is irreversible and on course.

“Therefore, we are expecting the entire members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and Biafrans that reside in Abuja and its environs to be in court on that fateful day in Abuja to witness the court proceedings of the case between our leader and Muhammadu Buhari….”


Court Orders Osun CP To Arrest The Oluwo Of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi

A magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, to arrest the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed  Akanbi, and bring him to court on January 6, 2017.

The magistrate, Olusola Aluko, gave the fresh order on Friday when the case involving the monarch came up for hearing again.

He said he was surprised that the police commissioner had not arrested Oluwo since he first issued the bench warrant of arrest against the first class monarch. Aluko expressed dismay that the police commissioner had not effected the bench warrant of arrest he had issued against the monarch, which he said he had signed and handed over to an officer of the state police command.

He said, “I am baffled that the commissioner of police has not done his duty. I am also surprised by his claim that he was unaware of the bench warrant. That must be a joke of the century. I, therefore, order him to immediately arrest the respondent.

“I am not joking with my order. He (Akanbi) should be arrested and brought to this court on Friday, January 6, 2017. The sanctity of the judiciary must be protected.”

Aluko stated that the case instituted by the Oluwo Oke of Iwo Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye, against Akanbi before his court was not a chieftaincy case but a criminal one.

He said, “I will like to say that the matter before me was filed based on sections 35, 37 and 38 of the criminal procedures of Osun State.

“In a criminal case such as this, a defendant must appear in court. This court is not trying a chieftaincy matter. It is the law that once an order is made, to prevent anarchy, such an order must be obeyed.

“It is to be noted that an order was first made by my brother, Magistrate Omisade of Iwo jurisdiction before the case was transferred here by fiat and I had asked him (Akanbi) three times to appear before this court.”

It will be recalled that the magistrate had on December 2 threatened to issue a bench warrant against the Oluwo if he failed to appear before him on December 20, but the monarch failed to appear before the court.

The magistrate then issued a bench warrant against the monarch on December 20 but the monarch allegedly said he would not appear before the magistrate.

Aluko had also issued a fresh bench warrant against the monarch on Wednesday for contempt of court but the monarch still did not appear on Friday.

The Oluwo had earlier told our correspondent in an interview that he would not appear before the magistrate, but subsequent efforts to get his reaction to the fresh order of arrest were not successful as calls put across to his telephone did not connect.

The police commissioner, when contacted on the telephone by our correspondent after the fresh court order, said he was not aware of it.

Apostle John Suleman’s 50 Prophecies For 2017 (Read)

President of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle John Suleman has released his prophecies for the year 2017 and they are 50 in number. A summary of the prophecies, with focus on Nigeria and the world at large, is as follows:

1. I see terrorism on the increase
2. Federal Government of Nigeria should not relax yet on Boko Haram. It’s a deception.
3. Buhari to face impeachment threats.
4. America and China to have major face-off
5. Crude Oil to flow in Northern Nigeria.
6. Abuja to experience major fire explosion. Continue....

7. Donald Trump to face impeachment attempt as members of congress are divided on his style of leadership.
8. I see an airplane that has Nigeria’s logo (national carrier)
9. Things will pick up a bit in Nigeria but hunger will persist.
10. I saw people crying over Bamanga Tukur
11. Buhari will be bereaved in 2017.
12. Ecobank, Diamond, Fidelity, GTB to retrench staff.
13. President Buhari’s health needs attention.
14. 2017 budget will have crises.
15. More judges to be humiliated.
16. MMM to dupe more Nigerians and I see court cases.
17. Dollar to exchange for N615.
18. Recession in Nigeria to become depression in 2017
19. MTN and Glo to face hardship.
20. A former First Lady of Nigeria needs prayers over her health.
21. Forces in Aso Rock planning to poison current First Lady (Aisha Buhari)
22. I saw huge number of Chibok girls released; some of them with kids
23. Nnamdi Kanu’s detention to cause international crises. God is angry with Buhari for the continued detention.
24. Donald Trump to favour Israel. American Embassy in Israel to be moved to Jerusalem.
25. Liberian election: CONTINUITY.
26. Ghana’s new president to send many to jail.
27. Buhari and Senate to have crucial disagreement.
28. Nigeria’s Budget will be delayed.
29. I see killings in Ekiti.
30. EFCC to come after National Assembly members in Nigeria in a politically motivated arrests because of their refusal to confirm Magu.
31. I see kidnappers entering schools.
32. Nigeria will lose a great man of God and the New Year is when the Nigerian government will fight the Church like never before.
33. Some terrorists will be arrested in Lagos.
34. Traditional rulers indicted and arrested for corruption.
35. Lufthansa, Dana Air, Ghana Air, Aero Contractors… I see staff protests.
36. America to have financial crises.
37. A serving cabinet minister in Nigeria will die.
38. Nigeria to secure foreign funds.
39. Doctors will embark on strike in Nigeria.
40. A new mega party in Nigeria will swallow up APC.
41. I see a new leadership for the APC in Nigeria.
42. I see the DSS being taken to court.
43. France, Spain, Russia to pray against train going off the rail.
44. I saw a huge school building collapse.
45. Nollywood to pray. They will get help but will lose two major people. The Yoruba movie industry too; but prayer can avert it.
46. Fulani herdsmen again! Taraba, Benue, Imo and Jigawa states.
47. Kogi State to organise state prayers to avoid major deaths and natural disasters.
48. Edo State; major celebration but pray against road crashes.
49. I see presidents being removed in Africa, I see presidents being installed.
50. Two times, Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, will face removal from office. They will alienate him and they will make attempts to remove him. But God will humble Buhari in 2017.

31st December: Today In History

Today is Saturday, December, 31st, the 366th and final day of 2016.
Today's Highlight in History:
1946   President Harry S. Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.
1775   During the Revolutionary War, the British repulsed an attack by Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery was killed.
1879   Thomas Edison first publicly demonstrated his electric incandescent light in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1904    New York's Times Square saw its first New Year's Eve celebration, with an estimated 200,000 people in attendance.
1942   Frank Sinatra opened a singing engagement at New York's Paramount Theater.
1951  The Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid.
1969  Joseph A. Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, was shot to death with his wife and daughter in their Clarksville, Pennsylvania, home by hit men acting at the orders of UMWA president Tony Boyle.
1972   Major League baseball player Roberto Clemente, 38, was killed when a plane he'd chartered and was traveling on to bring relief supplies to earthquake-devastated Nicaragua crashed shortly after takeoff from Puerto Rico.
1978   Taiwanese diplomats struck their colors for the final time from the embassy flagpole in Washington, D.C., marking the end of diplomatic relations with the United States.
1985   Singer Rick Nelson, 45, and six other people were killed when fire broke out aboard a DC-3 that was taking the group to a New Year's Eve performance in Dallas.
1986   97 people were killed when fire broke out in the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Three hotel workers later pleaded guilty in connection with the blaze.)
1991   Representatives of the government of El Salvador and rebels reached agreement at the United Nations on a peace accord to end 12 years of civil war.
2001   New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (joo-lee-AH'-nee) spent his final day in office praising police, firefighters, and other city employees in the wake of 9/11, and said he had no regrets about returning to private life.


TV producer George Schlatter is 87.

Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is 79.

Actor Tim Considine (TV: "My Three Sons") is 76.

Actress Sarah Miles is 75.

Rock musician Andy Summers is 74.

Actor Sir Ben Kingsley is 73.

Producer-director Taylor Hackford is 72.

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is 70.

Actor Tim Matheson is 69.

Pop singer Burton Cummings is 69.

Actor Joe Dallesandro is 68.

Rock musician Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith) is 65.

Actor James Remar is 63.

Actress Bebe Neuwirth is 58.

Actor Val Kilmer is 57.

Singer Paul Westerberg is 57.

Actor Don Diamont is 54.

Rock musician Ric Ivanisevich (Oleander) is 54.

Rock musician Scott Ian (Anthrax) is 53.

Actress Gong Li is 51. Author Nicholas Sparks is 51.

Actor Lance Reddick is 47. 

Pop singer Joe McIntyre is 44.

Rock musician Mikko Siren (Apocalyptica) is 41.

Rapper PSY (Park Jae-sang) is 39.

Rock musician Bob Bryar is 37.

Actor/singer Erich Bergen is 31.

DJ/vocalist Drew Taggart (The Chainsmokers) is 27.

Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas is 21.