Angela Merkel has won a fourth term as German Chancellor, but with her party’s lead in parliament cut and the country facing a surge in support for the far right.
Exit polls predicted the hard-right Alternative for Germany would become the third-largest group in the national parliament, the Bundestag, as German voters delivered a stinging blow to the traditional parties.
According to CNN, Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union and its sister the Christian Social Union had their share of the vote slashed. Germany’s oldest party, the centre-left SPD, which had been in a “grand coalition” with Merkel, was consigned to the opposition.
Addressing her supporters, a subdued Merkel said the result gave her a “mandate” to govern but that the AfD’s success would require a “thorough analysis” to understand the concerns of their voters.
The exit polls showed Merkel’s CDU/CSU group would be the largest in the Bundestag, but with its lead cut to 33.5 percent of the seats, down from 41.5 percent in 2013.
The SPD fell to 21 percent from 25.7 percent, a result met with shock at the party’s headquarters. It was the CDU’s worst result since 1949, and the SPD’s worst since 1945.
Addressing her supporters, Merkel pledged to understand the concerns of voters who lent their support to the AfD.
“There’s a big new challenge for us, and that is the entry of the AfD in the Bundestag. We want to win back AfD voters,” she said.
SPD leader, Martin Schulz, said the result was a “bitter disappointment” and the party would not continue in the coalition. (Punch)
LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.”
It was the toughest review yet of Trump’s trip to Europe, which inflamed tensions rather than healed them after the U.S. president sparred with the leaders of Washington’s closest and oldest allies on trade, defense and climate change.
Merkel, Europe’s de facto leader, told a packed beer hall rally in Munich that the days when her continent could rely on others was “over to a certain extent. This is what I have experienced in the last few days.”
The comments came as Europe watches Britain preparing to leave the European Union and faces antagonism from Washington.
Merkel said that Europe’s move toward self-reliance should be carried out “of course in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbors wherever that works.”
It was an unusually stark declaration from the normally cautious head of Europe’s most powerful economy, and a grim take on the transatlantic ties that have underpinned Western security in the generations since World War II. Although relations between Washington and Europe have been strained at times since 1945, before Trump there has rarely been such a strong feeling from European leaders that they must turn away from Washington and prepare to face the world alone.
The German leader received a minute-long ovation for her comments, which came as she seeks to whip up voter support ahead of September elections. Although her message was partly aimed at her electorate, it was a measure of how badly relations have deteriorated with Trump’s United States that hitting Washington might win votes, while working with it could be perilous.
The remarks were a clear repudiation of Trump’s troubled few days with European leaders, even as Merkel held back from mentioning the U.S. president by name. On Thursday, Trump had harsh words for German trade behind closed doors. Hours later, he blasted European leaders at NATO for failing to spend enough on defense, while holding back from offering an unconditional guarantee for European security. Then, at the Group of Seven summit of leaders of major world economies on Friday and Saturday, he refused to endorse the Paris agreement on combating climate change, punting a decision until this week.
Merkel’s comments were similar to some she made shortly before Trump’s inauguration in January. But they carry extra heft now that Trump is in office — and after Trump had a days-long opportunity to reset relations. Instead, by most European accounts, he strained them even more.
“The belief in shared values has been shattered by the Trump administration,” said Stephan Bierling, an expert on transatlantic relations at Germany’s University of Regensburg. “After the inauguration, everyone in Europe was hopeful that Trump would become more moderate and take into account the positions of the G-7 and of NATO. But the opposite has happened. It’s as if he is still trying to win a campaign.”
Trump, who returned from his nine-day international trip Saturday, had a different take.
“Just returned from Europe. Trip was a great success for America. Hard work but big results!” Trump wrote on Sunday, reviving a prolific Twitter habit that had slackened during his days on the road.
But many European leaders emerged from their meetings with Trump filled with fresh worry. Trump was far more solicitous toward the autocratic king of Saudi Arabia earlier in the week, telling him and other leaders of Muslim-majority countries — many of them not democratically elected — that he was not “here to lecture.” Days later in Brussels he offered a scathing assessment of Washington’s closest allies, saying they were being “unfair” to American taxpayers.
The practical consequences of the rift remain uncertain. The United States remains the largest economy in the world, and its military is indispensable for European security, putting a clear limit on Europe’s ability to declare independence. American consumers also form an important market for European products — including the German BMWs that Trump complained about in closed-door meetings in Brussels, according to German press accounts.
Nor is Europe united in its approach to Trump: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has cracked down on critics at home, has embraced the U.S. leader. British Prime Minister Theresa May also has tried to maintain ties, though that’s in part because she needs partners as she leads her country out of the European Union.
Yet even as Merkel positions herself ahead of the election, the message could be the signal of a shift away from the United States, perhaps even one that could outlast Trump’s time in office, and that would weaken U.S. global power over the long term. European leaders are developing plans to deepen military cooperation independently of the United States. They are also reaching out to economic partners in Asia that Trump has spurned. All of those shifts will have consequences that extend years, analysts say.
Cliff Kupchan, chairman of the Eurasia Group of analysts, said Trump’s performance in Europe left wounds that could come back to haunt the United States.
“Trump is creating the biggest transatlantic rift since the Iraq War, perhaps even since WWII,” he said in an email. “This leaves the U.S. exposed. If the Iran nuclear accord flounders, for example, Europe may well not end up on Trump’s side of a dangerous crisis.”
Conservative Trump critic William Kristol, who edits the Weekly Standard magazine, wrote on Twitter: “Merkel’s comments today are a reminder that Trump’s failures are, while he’s president, also America’s failure, and damage America.”
The landslide election in France of President Emmanuel Macron this month has revived hopes for Franco-German cooperation on efforts to bolster European defense initiatives. European leaders want to coordinate defense purchasing and do more to have standing military capabilities that are deployable outside NATO command structures, where the United States is the dominant force.
Germany raised its military spending by $2.2 billion this year, to $41 billion, though it remains far from being able to stand on its own militarily.
Merkel and Macron have vowed to work together to further the pro-globalization agenda that Trump stands against.
Merkel’s comments were not the only sign Sunday of a Europe determined to hit back. Macron acknowledged that he came prepared for his handshake with Trump, who likes to throw others off balance with a firm yank of the arm. Macron appeared to force Trump to keep shaking hands even after the U.S. leader tried to disengage.
“We must show that we will not make small concessions, even symbolic ones,” Macron told France’s Journal du Dimanche in remarks published Sunday. He called it “a moment of truth.” (The Washington Post)
Halfway through an interview in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump is asked if he regrets any of his abrasive tweets about allies, political opponents and the state of the world. Mr Trump pauses, momentarily: “I don’t regret anything, because there is nothing you can do about it. You know if you issue hundreds of tweets, and every once in a while you have a clinker, that’s not so bad.”
The Trump presidency is like no other in the 230-year history of the American Republic. He is the first commander-in-chief never to have held government office; a property tycoon and reality TV host who has changed party allegiance five times. Nominally a populist, he has hired the wealthiest cabinet in history. His top White House aides, including his son-in-law, have combined assets of more than $2bn.
Mr Trump confounded elite opinion in last year’s election (“You lost, I won,” he informs his guests at the outset). Today, the born-again Republican believes his mainstream critics are once again wrong. Business confidence is up and the Dow has surged. Mr Trump demands credit: like Franklin Roosevelt with radio and John F Kennedy and Ronald Reagan with TV, the president sees himself as master communicator to the masses.
And he has the proof. “Where is Dan? Where is Dan Scavino please?” he bellows across the Oval Office. Within seconds, Mr Scavino, a former golf caddie who ran Mr Trump’s social media during the 2016 campaign and now does the same in the White House, walks over with a laptop to report that the president’s combined following is 101m. “I have over 100m followers between Facebook, Twitter [and] Instagram,” Mr Trump says proudly. “Over 100m. I don’t have to go to the fake media.”
The Twitter exchange encapsulates Mr Trump: defiant, if a little defensive, and determined to show he is the man in charge. At times charming, at other times intimidating, his governing style delights in the unconventional. Yet it is profoundly destabilising, at home and abroad. Combined with incendiary accusations that the outgoing Obama administration ordered wiretaps in Trump Tower during the presidential election, as well as lingering questions about possible contacts between his campaign aides and Moscow, it has caused some to wonder if the Trump administration will survive a full term.
Yet as Mr Trump approaches his first 100 days in office, there are tentative signs that there is more method behind the madness than critics suspect.
Mr Trump and his team view the world in 2017 as marked by economic nationalism and strongmen from Vladimir Putin in Russia and Narendra Modi in India to China’s President Xi Jinping. They see it as a place where the US must vigorously assert its own interests.
“I do believe in alliances. I believe in relationships. And I believe in partnerships. But alliances have not always worked out very well for us,” he says.
To allies such as the UK, Germany and Japan, Mr Trump’s transactional approach is deeply unsettling because it ignores the role the US has played in keeping the peace, from western Europe to the Korean Peninsula and the western Pacific. Their fear is that the US, defender of the liberal rules-based order for the past seven decades, is making a historic shift from selfless to selfish superpower.
A more optimistic, if cynical interpretation is that Mr Trump is merely using his presidential bully pulpit as a softening-up exercise — an opening gambit in a negotiation that will see him pull back once he has achieved more limited, economic and financial objectives in trade policy and international security.
The president insists he is not bluffing. “This is a very, very serious problem that we have in the world today. And we have more than one, but this is no exercise . . . this is not talk. The United States has talked long enough and you see where it gets us, it gets us nowhere,” he says. “When you say is this a brilliant exercise, this isn’t a brilliant exercise . . . At the same time, I am not telling you what I am doing.”
One thing he has made very clear is his desire to level the international playing field. He believes it has tilted too far in favour of allies enjoying a free ride under the US military umbrella, or emerging economies, notably China, which he claims have exploited world trade rules. In his telling, America has been a soft touch.
“It hasn’t worked for our predecessors. Look where we are. We have an $800bn trade deficit,” says Mr Trump. (The Department of Commerce reports the US trade deficit in goods and services was just over $500bn in 2016.)
On Thursday and Friday, Mr Trump will host Mr Xi at Mar-a-Lago, his opulent Florida resort. The meeting poses perhaps the stiffest test so far of his “America first” approach. The US has a $347bn trade deficit with China; and one of Mr Trump’s campaign pledges was to brand Beijing a currency manipulator, a move which earlier US administrations considered, but discarded.
China, the rising power in the region, is a vital potential partner in helping to contain neighbouring North Korea. Yet before assuming office, Mr Trump ostentatiously spoke to the incoming Taiwanese president. The exchange cast doubt on America’s commitment to the “One China” policy under which Washington recognises Beijing as the sole legal government of China.
However, Mr Trump told Mr Xi last month that he would honour the policy and is studiously polite about his soon-to-be guest. “I have great respect for him. I have great respect for China. I would not be at all surprised if we did something that would be very dramatic and good for both countries.”
Many experts worried that President Trump would be dangerously volatile on foreign policy. But the combination of some strong figures in his national security team, particularly James Mattis, defence secretary, and the calming role of Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s influential son-in-law, appears to be steadying the ship. Mr Trump has stopped speaking about moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, while reviving talk about a possible two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians and softening criticism of Nato allies. One constant is that he resolutely refuses to say a bad word about Mr Putin.
While Mr Trump never apologises, he is capable of Protean shifts. In his interview with the Financial Times, he is keen to make clear he has no grudge against Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, having apparently declined to shake hands with her in front of the cameras in the Oval Office.
“I had a great meeting with Chancellor Merkel,” Mr Trump says. “I shook hands about five times and then we were sitting in two seats . . . and I guess a reporter said ‘shake her hand’. I didn’t hear it.”
On Brexit, he is similarly anxious to dispel suggestions that the US would happily countenance a break-up of the EU. Asked if he thought other nations were likely to follow the UK, Mr Trump says: “I would have thought when it happened that more would follow, but I really think the European Union is getting their act together.”
On trade policy, too, Mr Trump appears to be more practical than many observers first assumed. Having berated Mexico as the chief source of illegal immigration and unfair trading practices under the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), the administration is shifting gear. For example, Wilbur Ross, commerce secretary and long-time friend, is seeking to resolve a longstanding dispute over sugar, aware that failure would embolden Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a radical left-winger running for Mexican president in 2018.
Mr Ross, who joined the interview, cautions that people should not underestimate Mr Trump. “Tough rhetoric is certainly useful in the lead-up to negotiations, but the president isn’t bluffing,” he says.
If his foreign policy is less revolutionary than first feared, Mr Trump’s domestic agenda remains controversial. He was propelled to office on a populist wave as Republicans, and enough blue-collar Democrats, rallied to his cause, abandoning Hillary Clinton, the establishment favourite. In his “Carnage in America” inaugural speech, Mr Trump paid homage to his supporters declaring that “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer”.
The president has championed the cause of US manufacturing, cajoling foreign and US corporations to think again about locating jobs and factories in America. However, the self-styled dealmaker is finding governing harder than he imagined, even though the Republican party enjoys majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate.
Things began to unravel when he sought to use executive powers to control immigration — with both the first and second attempts blocked by the courts. More significant was the recent setback in efforts to replace the Obamacare healthcare law.
Republican leaders abandoned a vote after failing to win enough support to pass a hastily assembled bill. “I didn’t want to take a vote. I said why should I take a vote?” says Mr Trump, who pledged to repeal Obamacare as soon as he took office. Asked how he felt about the setback, he is still sore: “Yeah, I don’t lose. I don’t like to lose.”
He stresses that Republican lawmakers are still trying to reach a deal. But he says it “would be fine” if the Freedom Caucus, a group of hardline conservatives who are fierce opponents of Obamacare and also unhappy with the first bill, remain holdouts.
“If we don’t get what we want, we will make a deal with the Democrats and we will have in my opinion not as good a form of healthcare,” says the president. “But we are going to have a very good form of healthcare. It will be a bipartisan form of healthcare.”
The White House initially viewed Obamacare reform as “the key to unlocking the door”, and generating the funds necessary to make it easier to draft the first major US tax reform legislation since 1986 as well as a new $1tn infrastructure programme. Now, however, it is unclear how the administration can craft tax legislation that would satisfy fiscal conservatives by not raising the deficit.
Mr Trump is holding his cards close. “I don’t want to talk about timing. We will have a very massive and very strong tax reform,” he says. Left unsaid is that his team is desperately looking for new ways to finance tax cuts, which need to be revenue-neutral to pass in the Senate with a simple majority.
Unless Mr Trump can salvage healthcare reform, he will hit his first 100 days in office without any big-ticket successes. His choice of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court was applauded by Republicans, but Democrats are threatening to block a vote in the Senate.
His advisers are working on ways to bypass Congress — mainly through a series of executive orders and other actions. This is what Steve Bannon, the top White House strategist, ominously calls “the deconstruction of the administrative state”.
Mr Bannon has set up a “war room” in the West Wing where he has listed all of Mr Trump’s campaign pledges on a large whiteboard. The billion-dollar questions are whether Mr Trump can translate those pledges, especially the one to “Make America Great Again”, into practical policy, and whether he can keep his business interests separate from official business.
Mr Trump is keen to dispel any misleading parallels in world history. After posing in front of Andrew Jackson, the first populist US president, he escorts his guests to an adjoining room where a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt hangs, whom he praises as a game-changing president. While true, one visitor gently reminds Mr Trump that there is a crucial difference. TR boasted of carrying a big stick, but he also made a virtue of speaking softly.
MUNICH — Vice President Pence and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday offered dueling assessments of the troubled transatlantic relationship, as both praised NATO but Pence made no mention of the European Union, the key economic and political pact that binds Europe together.In back-to-back speeches at the Munich Security Conference, Merkel and Pence appeared to find common ground about NATO, whose members have been urged by President Trump to spend more on defense. But while Merkel praised the broader international organizations that have been a key part of the post-Cold War global order, Pence’s silence on the E.U. may only fuel fears among European allies that the new leadership in the White House will embrace only some aspects of European unity, while rejecting others.
On Sunday, Pence will travel to Brussels, where the E.U. will command more of his attention. On Monday, he will meet with senior E.U. leaders before returning home.
Pence offered a robust embrace of U.S. security commitments to Europe, seeking to tamp down speculation that Trump would pursue a new path that would abandon guarantees that European nations seem to feel they need to keep them safe from Russia.
“Today, tomorrow and every day hence, be confident that the United States is now and will always be your greatest ally,” Pence said. “Be assured: President Trump and the American people are fully devoted to our transatlantic union.”
Trump has repeatedly called NATO “obsolete,” but U.S. officials in Europe this week, including Pence and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, appear to be concentrating more on pushing allies to meet NATO defense spending commitments rather than focusing on Trump’s desire for a new relationship with the Kremlin, a major fear in Europe. Many European allies see Russia as a security threat following its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
Pence was critical of what he called the “Russian efforts to redraw international borders by force.” He called for quelling the conflict in Ukraine by adhering to the Minsk II agreement, a 2015 plan that sets out a road map for peace.
But — underscoring the beliefs of his boss, who many in Washington and Europe say has been too cozy toward Russia — Pence also sought to strike a balance, hinting at signs of a possible partnership between the two nations.
“And know this: The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable, even as we search for new common ground, which as you know, President Trump believes can be found,” Pence said.
The thorny issue of Russia has clouded Trump’s young presidency, amid reports that Michael Flynn, his national security adviser who resigned Monday, improperly discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office, and that Trump staffers and associates repeatedly communicated with senior Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.
In a bid to reach out to the countries with the most at stake for any U.S.-Russian rapprochement, Pence is expected to meet Saturday with the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as well as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
In the 20-minute speech to the Munich gathering, Pence echoed Trump’s call for NATO countries to meet their full financial commitments to the alliance.
“Let me be clear on this point: The president of the United States expects our allies to keep their word, to fulfill this commitment, and for most, that means the time has come to do more,” Pence said — a line that was met with only light applause.
Only four NATO nations apart from the United States meet alliance guidelines to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense, a trend Pence said was problematic.
“The promise to share the burden of our defense has gone unfulfilled for too many for too long and it erodes the very foundation of our alliance,” he said. “When even one ally fails to do their part, it undermines all of our ability to come to each other’s aid.”
Speaking immediately before Pence, Merkel sought to quiet rising voices in Europe that say that the continent should prepare to turn away from Trump’s United States and embrace partners such as China. She said that even as Europe strengthens its own defense capabilities, it will never be able to fight terrorism without the United States.
“The challenges of this world today cannot be mastered by one state alone. It needs a cooperative effort. We need to forge ahead with multilateral structures. We have to strengthen them,” Merkel said. “Let me address this very openly. The Europeans alone cannot cope with fighting international Islamist terrorism. We also need the support of the United States.”
But she also pushed for an approach that does not alienate Muslim allies, a fear that has spiked following Trump’s rhetoric about Muslims and his attempts to impose a travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
“Cooperation with the United States is very important to us. But what’s also important to us is that Islamic states have been incorporated into this coalition,” she said, referring to efforts to combat the Islamic State.
“Only this way will we be able to convince people that it is not Islam that is the problem but a falsely understood Islam,” she said.
With Pence sitting in the audience, Merkel also reiterated her “respect” for a “free, independent press,” in response to a question from a German reporter, who asked her opinion on the quality of newspaper reporting in the United States.
While she did not address Trump directly, her comments offered a stark contrast to a recent tweet from Trump, in which he accused the “fake news” media of being “the enemy of the American people.”
Merkel said she supports “a free, independent press” and has “high respect for journalists,” adding that, in Germany, the relationship has always been one of “mutual respect.”
While the Nigerian based prophets were fixated on issues around Nigeria, the global pastor in the person of Dr Patrick Obi Nwafor dished out barrages of prophecies on the entire global matters.
In his global utterances for 2017 which he published on his Facebook page, it is very interesting going through his prophecies for the world for 2017. The global utterances was published on his Facebook page on 31st December 2016.
Dr Patrick Obi Nwafor is the Chief Servant and General Overseer of Echoes Of Mercy Deliverance and Miracles Ministry Inc and a professor of Theology at North Carolina College of Theology.
The Republican News will as it has done with Prophet Wale Olagunju follow his prophecies this year to see how much will be manifested in the year 2017.
GLOBAL UTTERANCES FOR 2017.
Below are what will take place in 2017. The only thing that can stop any of them from manifestation is acidic prayers
1. United States.
The incoming President Trump will take some drastic economic measures that will make the States sit up. Initially there will be definitely hard, harsh economic, political terrain that ultimately settles down with time.
Attempt to kill Trump. Serious attempts to kill incoming US president seen. Efforts to protect him adequately must be made. If not, he is unlikely to finish his first year in office. Attempt to impeach him will fail and backlash take its tolls.
Russia/US. The two super powers will work hand in hand only if maturity is allowed to continue. Mischievous GOP members of Senate: Mr McCain and one Graham will raise issues bordering on their globalist inclination against Russia but it will fail.
Islam. Saudi Arabia: Wahabbis of this world will have her tentacles reduced to nothing by combined forces of US, Iran , Russia and Israel. A rear but an unbelievable combination.
ISIS/Boko Haram. Both dangerous Islamic bodies including Brotherhood of Egypt and its US associates will die with their prime sustainer ,the outgoing US president Obama. However, a more homegrown boko haram will still kill lots of people, including the military.
6. Shameful departure of President Obama
. Mr Barak Obama will leave White House in a most ignominious way. Attempt to impeach him even after leaving office MUST be made. It may only be averted if political solution was used, else he shall be impeached. Obama will face cases of misapplication of funds running into $billions of US Veterans funds. He misapplied the fund without getting clearance to use same on Syrian refugees.
Deportation of Islamic refugees from States. Some millions of people from mainly Islamic, Africans will be sent home from the States due to irregular stay.
A prominent American politician will join his ancestors. Prayers be offered to avert a prominent Evangelical minister from dying too.
So many Americans will die in the hands of alien but legal Islamic fundamentalists. The numbers will be alarming, if not properly dealt with.
Russia will play a global role at ensuring global piece. UN sanctions against her will be lifted.
German Chancellor, Mrs Angela Merkel will lose reelection this time around. Her party will also lose leadership of the Germany parliament.
More people will be murdered by the Islamists now living in Germany.
A great number of girls and married women will be raped by the Islamists resulting in revolt and mass killing of the islamists. Their improvised shelters, mosques will be torched and destroyed.
13. The Syrian
President Assad will still retain his position even after the killings of almost 500,000 people propelled by internal insurgency prompted by US Obama/Clinton and former British Prime Minister.
A change of government will tighten internal security in France. But killings by Islamists will not abate until the needful was done.
British value system will diminish terribly. No thanks to Islamic agenda which has eaten deep into the fabrics and roots of British government.
A lot of homicide killings, a plane crash, religious prone murdering will occur in Great Britain that will put so many other nations of the world on her feet. Too late for Britain, though. Mayor of London will be in for a massive home and away political humiliation. President Trump will decision him in a subtilty.
16. South Africa.
A prominent politician in South Africa of African stock will join his ancestors. ANC will lose so many seats in the nation’s parliament. Outgoing president Zuma will cause South African’s most populous party to lose national pride due to avariciousness, distortions, yet to be discovered abuse of office. Generally, most international businesses of South African origin will suffer political witch hunt from their host, others due to manipulative actions of theirs. Prayers to avert two air crash in South Africa two big cities that shall kill more on ground than those on board. Prayers please.
The economy of Ghana will slide back to what it was in 80’s if prayers are not made adequately. Hunger , shortage of essential food items will rare its ugly head up. The president will have to choose Ghanaian people who voted him or his party and their executives. If he chooses Ghana, he may come out victoriously. If he panders to his political party and their promoters, they will mislead him as evil politicians misled his predecessor in office.
The nation of Nigeria represented a torn apparel. There is a huge disconnect between the electorates and the political office holders. The problem started from Local government counsellors to the president.
Masses are in a jungle they willingly allowed themselves to be taken captive.
The amount of corruption going on in Nigeria as supervised by the Presidency puts devil in trouble! By the time the lid is opened, most of President’s helmsmen, Mr Buhari and his inner family, excluding his wife Aisha are deeply involved. It is terrifying to say the least.
b) 2019 Presidential Election
. Mr Buhari should pray for his life only. If he comes out, he will lose Katsina State. His intended use of an Easterner as his running mate will kiss dust.
c) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar/Mr Gregory Peter Obi voted into office in 2019, against all odds from virtually all retired military, OBJ and other APC powerhouse
This much trumpeted idea to usher in good democratic practices of regional autonomy , development based on regional capability comes in too late.
Still in Nigeria:
i) Two serving governors of Abia and Enugu States are on their way out. Dr Ikpeazu Okezie, will leave office dramatically.
Enugu State governor has an opportunity to avert his own through acidic prayers, but he was not allowed by his minders to seek for those ordained to pull him out of trouble through anointed supplications. If he amends, he may escape lately.
ii) Two former governors will join their ancestors.
Those of them need prayers, else they will die before 22/10/17. People are enjoined to pray for them though they preferred to remain aloof.
iii) A general in the armies of Heaven may join his ancestors if serious prayers are not offered by PFN, CAN and general Christian community in Nigeria. It is serious. Please pray along.
iv) Two former presidents/Head coupists in Nigerian armed force joins their ancestors. Messrs T Y Danjuma, IBB and OBJ should be on bended knees, else…
v) Islamic/religious disturbances.
More religious troubles are on their way. The federal government will be put in trouble handling the unfolding disaster.
d). Niger Delta. Mishandling of Niger Delta demands will snowball into much bigger problems. More destruction of oil installations, less fund available to FG. This is premised on evil desires of Mr Buhari never to keep any covenant he ever entered with anybody. He is a born peace-breaker! Undue arrogance will put shameful garments upon him until he dies.
FG of Nigeria will be indicted greatly arising from actions of political office holders who will be forced out of office because of corruption.
f). Two avoidable air disasters will occur in Nigeria. Fire disaster will take place in two federal government establishments in Abuja.
g) Inflation. Inflation will reach a level unprecedented in Nigeria in 2017. Gas and PMS will cost higher as some parents will be forced to withdraw their children from most first class private schools due to costs.
h). Fall in Standard of Education and Values.
There will be a sharp fall in education in terms of academic performance. Tertiary schools will have running battle with federal government.
I) EFCC/SSS. Leaderships of EFCC and SSS will be dropped. Some serving Ministers notably from South South, South West and the current SFG will go. Outgoing SFG should brace up to face charges bordering on corruption, obtaining money under false pretence, offering high position jobs to persons unknown to the President himself!
19) BIAFRA REPUBLIC
Upon distortions, sabotage, killings, detentions illegally applied against Biafrans, a globally approved REFERENDUM will be made for the South Eastern States only. It will lead to a ” peaceful” disengagement. Those who will cast their political might to quench this move will not be killed nor challenged by man but they will be visited by a force that will force their tongues to cleave upon the roof of their mouths. With the anticipated referendum, some prominent men from Igbo stock who had stood against the Biafran creation will be openly put into definite social, economic quagmire.