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|Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by peckhamboi: 6:36pm On Jan 15, 2012|
In a bid to undermine the growing protest against his government's removal of fuel subsidy, President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the SSS to arrest civil rights attorney, Femi Falana, Fiery Lagos pastor, Tunde Bakare, ex-member of house of representatives, Dino Melaye and and Kaduna based activist, Shehu Sanni.
Two sources within the State Security Services told Saharareporters that the security agency had received presidential instructions to move against these four men as well as other perceived organizers of the resistance against the government's dramatic increase of the price of fuel.
"The presidency has decided that the way to break the protest is to go after those that the government believed to be the brains organizing the #Occupy Nigeria protests, " said one of the sources.
The protests in the last one week has attracted larger crowds in Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Kaduna and several other Nigerian cities to show that the masses reject President Jonathan's policy to impose further suffering on the Nigerian people.
The presidency's instruction to the SSS is seen as desperate move to forestall a series of massive protests in Kaduna as well well as other northern cities and towns which promises to beat the Lagos crowd.
In addition, the Jonathan administrations has been rattled by swelling crowds that have attended protest rallies in Lagos and other Nigerian cities.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by toba: 6:38pm On Jan 15, 2012|
Jonathan is doomed
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by peckhamboi: 6:40pm On Jan 15, 2012|
Thank God, the end of Jonathan is near.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by diluminati(f): 6:42pm On Jan 15, 2012|
Jonatrash should tell nigerians the reason he would order their arrest, that is if this is true, because i can see no reason for that order.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by oyb(m): 6:43pm On Jan 15, 2012|
the man has finally lost it
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by philips70(m): 6:44pm On Jan 15, 2012|
A dog destined for destruction does not hear the mater's whistle. I want to believe this is a rumour emanating from the SSS itself. It is a political suicide if it's true.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by oyb(m): 6:47pm On Jan 15, 2012|
the doctrine of desperation
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by Isrealbabs(m): 6:47pm On Jan 15, 2012|
if this is true, the end of jonathan and his foolish economic team has come. let him prepare to arrest d whole nigeria
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by CyberG: 6:51pm On Jan 15, 2012|
What is the offence they will be charged with? Protesting??
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by DanKan0: 6:53pm On Jan 15, 2012|
GEJ be careful o
They'll probably try calling curfew in some states. But there isn't enough security anyway.
I can see another fake Boko Haram attack as well. So GEJ can clamp down.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by Aigbofa: 6:56pm On Jan 15, 2012|
He is not that stu.pid, or is he?
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by DONkollione(m): 6:59pm On Jan 15, 2012|
u sure say dem neva do otumorkpor/juju for this guy head, Meself don dey fear this jona houseboy ooo.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by peckhamboi: 6:59pm On Jan 15, 2012|
Trumped up charges relating to treason.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by DAY11.(m): 7:00pm On Jan 15, 2012|
I won’t come to Aso Rock – Tunde Bakare tells Presidency
Saturday, February 28, 2009
At a time when church leaders are hobnobbing with politicians and government officials, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Senior Pastor of Later Rain Assembly, has vowed to remain different and focused on the undiluted word of God.
Pastor Tunde Bakare
Last weekend when Nigerian seat of power, popularly called Aso Rock, rolled out the red carpet for church leaders across the length and breadth of the country, Bakare behaved like the biblical Daniel, who would not defile himself with the king’s portion.
He snubbed a presidential invitation personally sent by Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, which would have made him to wine and dine with the seat of power. Instead of attending the Aso Rock bash, he chose to feed God’s flock in Lagos.
It was gathered that the invitation was about a breakfast Dr Jonathan convened for church leaders in the country to pray for good governance. When the date coincides with Bakare’s three-day preaching engagement at Satellite Town, Lagos, he did not give a second thought to the presidential fanfare but jettisoned it without regrets.
Those who went expectedly wined, dined interacted with the political powers-that-be and prayed for the nation for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, the fiery Bakare was in Lagos teaching on “The Full Impact of Biblical Faith.”
Quoting copiously from Apostle Paul’s epistles to the churches, especially from the Book of I Thessalonians, he emphasized on the apostolic lifestyle, which makes the message compelling to its hearers.
The Lagos preaching afforded him the opportunity to illuminate on his prophetic utterances on the June 12, 1993 presidential election and his infamous arrest by the Olusegun Obasanjo civilian government.
Pastor Bakare said he was not arrested, but turned himself in on the Lord’s order. He disclosed that though there were pressures from friends to flee, God told him not to do so, to show him the quality of work, which he (Bakare) is doing.
On the June 12, 1993 election, Bakare said when his prophecy on the annulment was fulfilled, Chief Moshood Abiola wrote to him to hear what God had in store for him but he asked the late politician to seek God by himself.
True to type and as bold as ever, Bakare said that he is not seeking any glory from man, hence he was not interested in Nigeria’s national honours or taking photographs with the vice president. In fact, he labelled the national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) as Ole Ole Nigeria.
The pastor also took a swipe at pastors who have compromised their message for personal gains, insisting that the gospel of God should be spoken even in much conflict as it is stated in the Bible.
Below is Bakare rendered in verbatim narrative:
“In 1999, you would not buy me for a piece of loaf or a piece of bread. When I said, rejoice not yet O land, your joy will be temporary. They said why is he the only one talking? Pressmen came to me. They said there are too many pastors in Nigeria; why are you the only one being arrested? I said, wrong question. Right question is, why are others not being arrested? Because they have arrested all the apostles and kept them in prison. They tormented all the prophets because of what they carried. The others have complied.
They have blended in. What they are doing is status quo. They just are politically correct because they needed to take photographs with governors and they needed titles of CON and Grand Commander. If I were going to betray you, you would be the one encouraging me.
“Tonight, I’m supposed to be in Abuja to be in Aso Rock tomorrow morning at breakfast meeting with the vice president of Nigeria. I say, sir, I cannot come. There is a compelling job here in Satellite Town in Grace Estate. I’m coming here instead so that the people of God can be built. I don’t want to take photographs with vice president, who does not believe God. When does Aso Rock become Mount Zion? The same people who did not want me; now jaga jaga don burst; the thing is not holding. They now want to know what God is saying.
“In 1993, I stood on the platform of Latter Rain Assembly and said SDP would fail. NRC would lose and be cut and swallowed up. The military will fall. Verdict ’93, our God reigns. Everybody criticized me; chastised me. One of my sons in Australia said now that we had voted, I’m going to church to see what will happen to this man and they came to church June 13. I said I did not say you will not vote in the prophecy. If you will not vote, there will be no result, but this is your result. SDP will fail. NRC will lose, be cut off and swallowed up. The military will fall. Verdict ’93, our God reigns.
“By June 20th, the church was packed full. I said, thus saith the Lord, by Wednesday, the election will be cancelled. On Wednesday night, here comes IBB: ‘We are not only in government, we are still in power… Nullified’. MKO now wrote a letter to me. ‘Man of God, what is God saying?’ I replied to him, ‘ask him yourself.’ Listen to me, a time will come that you will have to defend the message you preach by your own life. Your lifestyle must make the message compelling. Those who criticize you now will come to join you.
“I remember when we went to Ghana and I received the report that they were waiting for me, to arrest me in Nigeria. Security men sent message to me in Ghana. Our men working in our system said, ‘pastor, don’t come back: If you come at a weekend, they are going to lock you up.’ I agreed that I would leave Ghana and just go to Britain because I needed no visa to go and I had my credit card. We agreed that I will buy ticket and I will run away. I entered into the lift and Nehemiah showed up in the lift. Inside of the spirit, the word came. I told them that I disagree with them; that I was going back. I booked my flight back to Lagos. I arrived at the airport, nobody saw me till I walked through. I sat in my car. I was to be taken home and God said to me, ‘Go and show yourself to them because they will dismiss everyone from your church who helps you with protocol at the airport. They will say they smuggled you out.’
“I went back and said, you are looking for me. I said, don’t lay your finger on me because I came on my own. Let’s go. They interrogated me for 16 hours. Before I was arrested, I sent a letter to my lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi and I sent a letter to my children and my wife abroad and said in case they kill me, I want you to know that to live is Christ; to die is gain. I believe this message and I’m not going to run away. By 3 am, they released me after they had interrogated me all night long. The questions were: How many children do you have? I said, not your own, they are my own. What is your religion? None, I have no religion.
How many houses do you have? I say I’m not a public servant, I don’t declare assets. What’s your passport number? It’s in your hand, you should know it. Then they gave me food. I said I was not eating. They gave me water to drink. I said I was not drinking. They said we would eat part of it. I said the part you will eat is not the part you have poisoned. I am not going to eat your food. I’m going to stay here all night. They say you are going home. Okay, enter that car. I said no, I don’t know whether you have put bomb in that car. I will enter this car and I will be running commentary from your station till I get to the church.
“Listen, you know what blessed my heart? When I got home at about 4-5 am and I called England, my family was in prayer and I said I have been released and my daughter came on phone and said now, I believe the message. She said if you had run, then I know there is nothing in it. Nobody in church, except those in leadership, knew I had been released. I entered the church on Sunday morning. It was packed full. It was all in the newspapers: Pastor Tunde Bakare arrested and everybody was reading it. My friend, Pastor Akinola was coming from Ibadan to quickly come to the church so that he can stabilize the church. He was coming full speed and he was calling on the phone in my home. I picked the phone. He thought it was Ebenezer, one of the drivers. He said, Ebenezer! Ebenezer!! I said it’s not Ebenezer. Why are you looking for the dead among the living? It is me, I’ve been released. He couldn’t believe.
“The next he would hear my voice was on radio. Now, if you want to be a friend of a man who is controversial and who is in trouble, because the word of God is controversial, then you have to make up your mind. That was the time people drew away from me because if there is skeleton in your cupboard and you go talk what you should not talk, they will kill you. They will bring everything out. That’s why men cannot preach compelling messages.
“The church was packed full and I picked the microphone and came from the side and said praise the Lord. They didn’t even know it was me. I said, praise the Lord somebody. When they saw me, the whole place shook almost to the ground and God said, I allowed this to happen so that you can see the quality of the work you are doing. The strength of a bridge is determined by the calibre of vehicles that can walk over it. When you faint in the day of adversity, it is because your strength is small.”
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by DAY11.(m): 7:02pm On Jan 15, 2012|
Front Page Plz
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by PointB: 7:16pm On Jan 15, 2012|
He has no cause to order the arrest of 'some' of those men. That said, arresting them is no big deal.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by deekseen(m): 7:27pm On Jan 15, 2012|
Lies! Lies!! Lies!!!
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by honeric01(m): 7:28pm On Jan 15, 2012|
When he's not drunk?
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by DAY11.(m): 7:33pm On Jan 15, 2012|
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by Deep Sight(m): 7:38pm On Jan 15, 2012|
@ PointB -
I would like to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you either made a slip of the tongue, or there is some deeper meaning in your comment which I am too unintelligent to grasp. For this reason I have broken down your post into two quotes. Can you be so gracious as to attempt to reconcile them for me? Because they seem tragically sad and contradictory to me. Thanks.
That said, arresting them is no big deal.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by oyb(m): 7:42pm On Jan 15, 2012|
you don't know team gej , if gej was to sheet on nationl tv, they would tell you he wanted us to beguile us with his rose scent
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by honeric01(m): 7:45pm On Jan 15, 2012|
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by violent(m): 7:47pm On Jan 15, 2012|
You're a dunce!
Denying people their freedom without a just cause is a big deal, you [i]w[/i]anker!
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by revolt(m): 7:48pm On Jan 15, 2012|
Welcome development! Jes incase u dnt knw wht hell charged go n check up the word
TREASON!! Bakare has been doin dat wif all the imf accusations n more
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by Deep Sight(m): 7:51pm On Jan 15, 2012|
^ ^ ^ Sir, pardon me - accusations regarding collaboration with IMF strategic goals amount to treason? Did i hear you correctly?
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by honeric01(m): 7:52pm On Jan 15, 2012|
are you joking?
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by oyb(m): 7:54pm On Jan 15, 2012|
dude, what part of what i posted earlier dont u understand?
anything thing that can be deemed as opposition to saint jonathans earnest push towards the promised land of penury is treason
soon, it will be treason to laugh when patience fires us with her english
all hail emperor and dictator for life goodknock ebere johnathan
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by Mobinga: 8:01pm On Jan 15, 2012|
This is too ridiculous to believe and it is coming from SaharaReporters.
I call bull.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by Wily1Wily: 8:08pm On Jan 15, 2012|
very nice, Jonathan should arrest those Stuupid Yoruba guardians of Yoruba Fraudsters, Ugly Kekere Bakere failed fake Prophet that specialize in ripping his congregation off.
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by t.b.o.y(m): 8:16pm On Jan 15, 2012|
Wily1Wily:your are very silly
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by CyberG: 8:17pm On Jan 15, 2012|
PointB, Revolt, WilyWily: The only REASON why it is OKAY for Jonadaft to arrest these people is because he is NOT your tribe, right? Some NL Igbos, the usually selfish and self-centred BIGOTS, complain and scream about injustice when you feel you are on the receiving end but when you think you people are doing it to someone else, it is FINE and dandy?
|Re: Jonathan Orders Arrest Of Bakare, Falana, Melaye, Others by philips70(m): 8:20pm On Jan 15, 2012|
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