The General Overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T. B. Joshua, has denied giving any prophecy on the September 19 governorship election.
The cleric stated this in a statement that any such story of him giving a prophecy about what will be the outcome of the forthcoming Edo election was entirely false and it is a prophecy propagated by Satan.
The statement was made in reaction to some articles circulating on the internet claiming that Prophet T. B. Joshua has given a prophecy regarding the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.
It enjoined the populace to desist from taken hearsay seriously and that as the Bible says in John 8:44 that Satan is ‘the father of lies’, thus people should not listen to the father of lies, the sons of lies and the daughters of lies.
He further said that God requires that man find out the truth from Him first and hold fast to that which is true, as the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:21.
The church noted that Emmanuel TV is the only official mouthpiece of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and if any news is not coming form the TV, it should be disregarded.
The Northern Governors’ Forum has called for a thorough investigation over the allegation made by the Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia that a serving governor is a commander of the Boko Haram.
The Chairman of the Norther Governors’ Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, said this through a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Meacham called on security agencies to investigate the allegation that it is too weighty to be ignored.
Lalong noted that the umbrella body of the 19 northern governors have been working hard to see the end of banditry and terrorism and for one of them to be alleged to be a leading member of Boko Haram calls for thorough probe.
He urged Dr. Mailafia and all citizens with useful information on the activities of criminals and terrorist groups to assist security agencies and Governments at all levels with such intelligence for proper action.
The Governor also hoped that such allegations are not smear campaigns or attempts to discourage Northern governors who are putting in their best to bring an end to insecurity in the region.
The one time CBN Deputy Governor, made the claim in an interview on an Abuja-based radio station, on earlier this week, claimed that a governor from the north is a commander of Boko Haram and that insurgents would soon start urban killings and attacking southern parts of the country.
He has since then been invited for questioning and investigation by the Director of State Service (DSS), in Jos and has been freed.
The number of active COVID- 19 cases in the Federal Capital Territory has surpassed Lagos State , which hitherto was identified as the epicentre of the outbreak in the country.
The COVID- 19 situation report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for August 2 showed that Lagos had 12 , 915 cases, while the FCT had 2 , 759 .
However , the NCDC, in its COVID- 19 Situation Report released on Thursday , stated that Abuja , which had 4 , 241 confirmed cases , was reported to have discharged 1 , 231 and recorded 45 deaths with 2 , 965 active cases.
On the other hand, Lagos , which recorded 15 , 627 confirmed cases, was reported to have discharged 13,119, while 192 deaths and 2,316 active cases were recorded in the state .
This indicates that Lagos recorded a 557 per cent reduction in active cases between August 2 and 6 , while the FCT showed a 7 . 4 per cent increase.
President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the state governments and the FCT to enforce non-pharmaceutical guidelines, primarily the use of face masks, in public appearance and places.
This was made known to the public by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, during the taskforce briefing in Abuja.
Mustapha said that prior to the Sallah break, the PTF informed the nation that the 6th Interim Report and recommendations would be submitted to Mr. President for his consideration and approval.
He then said that the PTF team met with the President on Wednesday 5th August 2020 to brief him of the situation on COVID-19 and the next steps.
He said that the recommendations made to the President were borne out of the diligent evaluation of the situation in Nigeria as well as regional and global experiences and that the considerations were also guided by the three thematic areas movement, industry, and labor; and community activities.
Mustapha further said that after due consideration of the recommendations, Mr. President approved the maintaining the current phase of the National Response to COVID-19 for another four weeks in line with the modifications reflected in the report; partnering with states and local governments to improve community sensitisation and engagement to the COVID-19 response.
He also said that the President has mandated state authorities and the FCT to enforce non-pharmaceutical guidelines, primarily the use of face masks in public appearance and places; encouraging state governments to collaborate with local government authorities to intensify necessary measures such as contact tracing, grassroots mobilisation and risk communication; and Strengthening of collaboration with other mandate groups at Federal/State levels to harmonise the country’s COVID-19 response, on the short, medium and long-term basis.
The House of Representatives has said it would review all loan agreements and conditions signed by the Federal Government.
The Vice- Chairman of the House Committee on Aid , Loans and Debt Management , Mr Chris Azubogu, stated this in an interview with newsmen.
He said the House generally is concerned about the loan agreement and they are reviewing all the terms and conditions to know what they are like . He added that the reviewing about all loans and agreements .
Recall that the committee raised the alarm over loan agreements Nigeria signed with China . The lawmakers said the agreement might force Nigeria to concede its sovereignty to the Asian country if the loans were not paid back .
However, the Minister of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi, who appeared before the committee, asked the lawmakers to stop the investigation into the Chinese loans.
He said the probe would send a wrong signal to China , which could stop the loans , thereby thwarting the nation’ s rail projects .
A member of the Treaties , Protocols and Agreements, who spoke on condition of anonymity , stated that the lawmakers would not back down on the probe .