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Former Golden Eaglets Defender, Douglas Uzama murdered by cultists in Benin







The circumstance that led to the death of former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles defender, Douglas Uzama who was brutally murdered by suspected cultists on Thursday in Sakponba area of Edo state is so sad

Revealing details of the incident, the father of the 18-year-old Gombe United defender said the cultists tricked his son away from home and killed him at a nearby bar in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Uzoma was a left-back was a member of the 2015 Golden Eaglets team before his death. He played in the qualifiers for the 2015 CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger, but did not make the final squads to the tournament and the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where Nigeria won their fifth title.

According to the father, Uzama, who is the last child of his family, was expected to travel on January 10, 2017, to sign a deal with a club in Argentina before he met his untimely death.

The late footballer’s father, Jacob Uzama, said he had left home on Thursday evening to their family house, only to be told 20 minutes later that Douglas had been shot dead.

Jacob said his son went out from their 14, Apostolic Street, Off Sakponba Road, after receiving a phone call from some friends. But the retired army personnel said on getting to a nearby bar to join his friends, two boys came in and shot Uzama at the back of his neck.

It was learnt that the footballer died instantly, as the same boys went further to kill two other people on the same street.

“I was not at home when the incident happened but I was told that Douglas’ friends called him on phone and he went to meet them. When I got there, I met he was shot at the back of his head. His brother rushed him to Central Hospital but Douglas was dead before he got to hospital. We have deposited his corpse at a mortuary. We’ve also reported the matter to the police but we’ve not heard from them yet,” Jacob stated.

However, when the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, was contacted on the issue, he said the state police command was unaware of Uzama’s death.

“I don’t have any information about the killing of any footballer but the Edo State Police Command has been arresting suspected cultists over clashes in the Sakponba area of Benin City recently,” Gwandu said.

According to an eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity for fear of being attacked by the cultists, the attack on the Edo State-born player was planned.

“Sakponba is notorious for the activities of cultists. It was a well-planned attack on Douglas. It’s a cult-related incident but whether he was a cultist or they used him to get back at somebody else is what we don’t know.”

It’s the second time a Premier League player would be killed in 2016. Shooting Stars’ defender Izu Joseph was reportedly shot dead by soldiers in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in October while also on holiday.

In 2009, Bayelsa United captain, Abiel Tabor, was shot dead hours after leading his club to the league title. Tabor was driving home after Bayelsa’s league triumph when he was stopped and shot in the head by suspected armed robbers as he tried to get away from the gunmen.

Also in 2009, two defunct Ocean Boys players, Eniye Dennis and UbotoOchokoma, were shot dead in their home by suspected cultists, while sleeping.

Earlier, Igeniwari George, the younger brother of Nigeria legend Finidi George, died on September 9, 1995, from gunshot wounds during a Federation Cup match between his club Enugu Rangers and Stationery Stores at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.

In a statement signed by Tosin Akinde, Secretary, Edo State Council of the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers, the players union said, “Douglas is a dedicated player and  his untimely death has thrown the entire football community in Benin into shock. The rate of killings of innocent footballers at their prime  in Nigeria has reached  an alarming stage and the union must seek justice this time around.

“Izu’s case is still fresh and we are yet to recover from the shock. Now we are mourning a promising young footballer, who has played for the national teams at the U-17 and U-20 categories.”

His club Gombe United lamented the loss of the young defender.

The rate of killings of innocent souls in Nigeria is reaching an alarming stage; we mourn the untimely and grim murder of Douglas Uzama. He nursed the dream of playing at the very top; for some thugs to brutally take his life at this stage of his career means the life of an ordinary Nigerian is at risk every day.

“We call on the security forces to hunt for Douglas Uzama’s murderers and bring them to book. They should be made to pay for this dastardly act and shall never be allowed to go scot free,” the club said in a statement.


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2023: ‘One Day Governors’ Urge Nigerians To Vote For Asiwaju Tinubu As Nigerian President Under APC



2023: ‘One Day Governors’ Urge Nigerians To Vote For Asiwaju Tinubu As Nigerian President Under APC

2023: ‘One Day Governors’ Urge Nigerians To Vote For Asiwaju Tinubu As Nigerian President Under APC




With the 2023 General Elections around the corner, Nigerians have been urged to vote for the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.



2023: ‘One Day Governors’ Urge Nigerians To Vote For Asiwaju Tinubu As Nigerian President Under APC


Addressing journalists at a press conference via zoom on Sunday, December 4, 2022, some past Lagos State “One Day Governors” stated that “there is no better candidate than our father, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Five of the past “One Day Governors” who spoke at the conference, and who are successful in their various endeavours, attributed their successes to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and have promised to mobilize the youths to go out enmasse and cast their votes for the former governor of Lagos State.

They urged fellow youths “to use our example and experience to liberate themselves from the campaign of calumny of those who had a similar opportunity to show love, to give care and to make effort to give youths in their states self-confidence and a secured future, but failed woefully to do so.


“A Tinubu presidency will give youths real sense of belonging and integrated participation.”

They emphasised that there is no doubt that Nigerians are preparing to set up a new democratic dispensation in February 2023, adding that elections are held every four years in line with the Nigerian Constitution to elect new representatives for the executive and legislative arms of government.

“This conforms with the principle of popular sovereignty which says the citizens must determine those to represent them.

“For power to come from the people and not, as we have had in our tragic military period, the barrel of the gun, the exercise of franchise by voting has been established as the global standard.

“We commend the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for putting in place policies and processes which have enabled the youths to register to vote.

For the first time since the return of democracy in 1999, INEC has released figures to show that majority of voters in the new register are voters,” they said.

According to them, as expected, not less than 18 parties have put forward candidates for the offices at House of Assembly, Governorship, House of Representatives, Senate and the Presidency.

“Campaigns have also started in earnest as candidates sell their track records and manifesto of their vision to the Nigerian people.


“A boy or girl is the product of his or her experience. We are Nigerian youths. Our experience has made it an obligation to come forward at this time to address this press conference.

“The condition and aspiration of students in Lagos State primary and secondary schools went through a revolution in 2001 when, for the first time, mentoring youths and nurturing them to imbibe values of achievement took a radical dimension with the introduction of the Spelling Bee competition.

“It was the pet project of Senator Mrs Oluremi Tinubu. Her husband, our father, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was the governor.

“Every child who has demonstrated some proficiency in the English Language was invited by school managers to compete so that the school could present it’s the best candidate in the inter-school competition,” they said.

They stated that the competition moved from local government education districts to state districts to the finals, adding that the best candidate to spell won.

“What values did we learn?

First, that your achievement in life is ultimately determined by your effort, not by the wealth or poverty of your parents.

“Second, the acquisition of knowledge and skills is critical to your success.

“Third, only leadership that cares for the youths and facilitates their development is serious about sincerely ensuring that the youths will be the leaders if tomorrow.

“Fourth, that performance is not determined by your tribe or religion or class. It is determined by how you use your talents and skills.

“Finally, we were taught to see ourselves as products of the investment of public resources and such must imbibe patriotism, enterprise and be our brothers and sisters’ keepers,” they said.

It was emphasized that “without any fear of contradiction, I wish to say, each and every one of us who emerged One Day Governors and our fellow winners who were deputy governors, speakers and commissioners have gone into the world and we are excelling.

“We wish to thank our father, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who, despite the fact that we were just teenagers, showed the highest example of love and humility for vacating his office for us to perform our role as One Day Governors.

“It also showed the huge respect he has for the womenfolk and our mother, Senator Oluremi Tinubu in particular, for not saying women could only function in the kitchen and not rejecting an idea that has transformed our lives

The above testimony leads us to a logical conclusion.

Some of the “One Day Governors,” who are successful in their endeavours, include Chukwuebuka Anisiobi, winner of the 2001 edition.

Anisiobi attended Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School and graduated in 2001. He later went to the

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, where he graduated in 2007 having read Computer Engineering, and graduated 2007. He later went to GE Oil & Gas University, Florence and got a degree in Oil and Gas Management in 2015. He is currently a Drilling Operations Engineer with Oando Energy Services, and he is married with one child.

Otiti Jasmine, who won the 2002 edition, has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport and currently works as a copywriter.

Emmanuel Oluwambepelumi Aiyenitaju, who won the 2003 edition, finished from

CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos

He later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry (First Class Honours), from the University of Lagos, Akoka in 2008.

He currently works with Akintola Williams Deloitte as Audit Senior in the Energy & Resources Department.

Tade Ajao, who won the competition in

2005 at the age of 14, and studied Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.

Ikechukwu Abundance Nlemadim won the 2006 edition of One Day Governor.

Nlemadim attended Ire-Akari Grammar School, Okota-Isolo, Lagos.

He holds Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos, Akoka.

He worked as a Graduate Technical sales Engineer with Richardson Oil and Gas. He

later joined PZ Cussons Ltd as a Category and Innovations Manager.

He is currently working with Diageo Nigeria as a commercial graduate and he is married to Itunu Bello and they are still expecting their first child.

Maryam Busari-Obadina was One Day Governor in 2007 at the age of 16.

She is a Legal Practitioner and currently works as State Counsel with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

Daniel Osunbor was One Day Governor in 2008. He graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in 2014.

Olaide Adesopo won the Spelling Bee in 2009 at age of 16. She holds Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

She later underwent her Youth Service with the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).

Oluwatoyin Adeosun was One Day Governor in 2010. She later proceeded

to The Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She later did her Industrial Training (IT) at the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.

Akpakpan Iniodu Jones was One Day Governor in 2011.

He attended Baptist Senior High School, Obanikoro, and won at the at of 17.

He currently studying law at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Lilian Ogbuefi won the competition

in 2012. She attended Lagos State Model College Kankon. She studied at Senior at Fisk University, Nashville TN with double Major in Business Administration and English.


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Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa Comes To Pass



Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa Comes To Pass






The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa is currently involved in the toughest season of his administration as he has been proposed for impeachment by the parliament. He was accused of serious misconduct by an independent panel appointed by the country’s parliament.



Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa Comes To Pass







This has made him run from post to post because his future as the president of the country isn’t certain, especially for the fact that he will be seeking another term in office in 2024. This allegation and impeachment threat have rendered his political future uncertain.










Meanwhile, one man that has been warning Cyril Ramaphosa against this kind of crisis is Nigerian prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele, who is the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church.










Primate Ayodele is known for his prophecies to world leaders at different times. His Nigerian citizenship didn’t limit his prophetic reach, He speaks concerning nations beyond the African continent and it’s always mysterious how they always come to pass accurately as he put them.










Primate Ayodele warned the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa in different publications both online and in his annual book of prophecy titled Warnings To The Nations. The prophecy book contains prophetic revelation concerning nations, presidents, prime ministers, individuals, corporate organizations, to mention a few.






In the 2022/2023 edition of WTN which was released earlier this year, Primate Ayodele spoke extensively on what will befall the nation of South Africa and the trouble President Ramaphosa will face in the coming days. Some of the highlights of his revelations include workers going on strike, political tension in the country, and the president being accused of wrong doings.

These were his exact words

‘’….I foresee the country will face serious political tension as the president will take a wrong political step that will cause problems. The country needs a lot of prayers because of killings. Let us pray against bomb scare in the country and pray not to lose a king and a prominent person. The president will be accused of some wrongdoings and his party will create problems for him. The country needs a lot of prayers to succeed and the country should pray not to lose a prominent lawyer, educationist, judge and also pray against fire outbreaks especially in government quarters. Let South Africa pray against racism even as there will be police brutality in the country. The country needs to take care and be watchful to avert any serious backlash. There will be flooding, fire outbreaks and black out in the country. The country will witness trade crisis.’’

Apart from this, in an online publication in August, Primate Ayodele called the attention of President Ramophosa and said he foresees people rising up against him. The man of God also mentioned that his political party will kick against him and those he never expected will rise up against him.

These were his exact words

“South Africa president, Cyril Ramaphosa will face several challenges in his party, they will kick against him within his party and those he never expected will rise against him. He will cause political tension in South Africa, I see killings, troubles, and disorderliness in the country. The president must pray against antagonists. There will be rowdy session in the house because there will be moves against him even as he will come up with unpopular policy that will affect his government.’’ (

With the issues presently facing President Ramophosa and South Africa as a nation, there is no doubt that the prophecy of Primate Ayodele has come to pass.

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