As has become the norm, each year, religious leaders in Nigeria release the prophecies for the forthcoming year. While many are fulfilled, some of such predictions become questionable and controversial.
In the case of the founder and senior pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Abuja, Bro Joshua Iginla, 13 of his prophecies for 2017 were including both Nigeria and the political developments in other countries of the world were fulfilled.
Here are the 13 predictions as released by the church:
1. ROBERT MUGABE’S RESIGNATION AS ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT
Bro Joshua Iginla, during his church services on May 14, and July 2, 2017 had foretold the recent leadership crisis in Zimbabwe.
He said: “One of the African countries needs to pray against military intervention. I don’t want to say South, North, East or West Africa but one of the African countries should pray against military intervention so that their democracy will not be truncated.”
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This prophecy came to pass on November 14, 2017, when Zimbabwe’s military leaders seized control of the impoverished Southern African nation, placing longtime leader, Robert Mugabe under house arrest and deploying armoured vehicles to the streets of the capital, Harare. The events led to Robert Mugabe’s resignation as the president of Zimbabwe, ending his 37-year reign.
2. UHURU KENYATTA’S RE-ELECTION AS KENYA’S PRESIDENT
On Sunday, July 23, 2017, during a live service in his church, Bro Joshua Iginla revealed how Uhuru Kenyatta would be re-elected as the president of Kenya. The man of God further disclosed that though the election would be marred by crisis and violence, Kenyatta would still emerge as the country’s number one citizen.
He said: “The nation of Kenya has to pray. I have been praying and I see a leader sitting on a seat. Three were taken out of the four legs of the seat and I saw this leader still sitting and didn’t fall. I don’t know how he managed to remain seated.”
This prophecy was fulfilled on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The country of Kenya was enmeshed in brouhaha over who takes over its helm of affairs as the first election conducted a month earlier was annulled by the Supreme Court and a fresh one declared. True to his words, President Kenyatta was declared winner again.
3. AERO CONTRACTORS’ AVERTED PLANE CRASH
On January 22, 2017, during a live service, Bro Joshua Iginla gave a word of prophecy concerning a Nigerian domestic airline.
He said: “I saw myself standing by a domestic airline, and while it was about to take off, there was an attempt to crash the airline.”
This prophecy came to pass on April 18th when a major tragedy was averted after an Aero Contractors’ flight from Port Harcourt headed for Lagos suffered a mechanical fault 20 minutes after takeoff.
From the video shared on the social media, the cabin filled up with smoke and distressed passengers expressed fear – many were heard praying, while others wept. Fortunately, the aircraft landed safely.
4. PRESIDENT BUHARI’S HEALTH RUSHBACK
In early March 2017, roughly one week before the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his first medical trip, Bro Joshua Iginla, during his church services gave a word of advice to the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari to take good care of his health before returning.
He prophesied about President Buhari rushing home to Nigeria without proper medical approval.
He said: “I have a message for our president. The Lord says he should take care of his health.
“Do not allow politicians to use your life to play politics. It’s only the living that can rule Nigeria. I saw a vision where people hurried him to wear the boot and come home only for him to be rushed back.
“The reason is because there was an unfinished business medically. Let your persecutors persecute you and say whatever they want to say but make sure you give your health attention. It’s only the living that rules. The throne is yours and nobody can occupy it. That’s why you must stay alive.”
This prophecy was fulfilled on Sunday, May 7, 2017 as President Buhari jetted back to London for medical treatment the second time. He spent only 58 days in Nigeria before rushing back.
5. ANGOLA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
On April 30, 2016, Bro Joshua Iginla prophesied that he saw the ruling party in Angola retaining the presidential seat.
"I still see the ruling party succeeding and being on the throne," he had said.
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Confirming this prophecy, on August 24, 2017, Joao Lourenco of the Angola ruling party (MPLA) emerged winner of presidential election.
6. CRISIS BETWEEN ENGLISH AND FRENCH SPEAKING PEOPLE OF CAMEROON
On December 31, 2016, during the Cross-over Night and Candle Light Service, Bro Joshua Iginla revealed that the crisis between the French and English-speaking people of Cameroon would deepen and worsen but God would intervene and restore peace.
His words: “The crisis between the French and English speaking Cameroonians will deepen but God will bring peace to the nation.”
Confirming this prophecy, the year 2017 opened up with the crisis deepening and getting worst.
7. NIGER AND LAGOS STATE FLOOD
On December 31, 2016, during the Cross-over Night and Candle Light Service, Bro. Joshua Iginla prophesied concerning the issue of flood in Nigeria.
He said: “I see the issue of flood resuming, I see heavy downpour, and this will really affect a lot of buildings.”
Confirming the prophecy, massive flood took over Suleja, Niger State and Lagos Island on Saturday, 8th July and Sunday, July 9, 2017, respectively.
8. NORTH KOREA MISSILE LAUNCH
On August 13, 2017, in a live service, Bro Joshua Iginla gave a word of prophecy on South Korea, North Korea and American battle, speaking specifically about the North Korea missile launch and reactions that would follow.
According to him, “I see South Korea, North Korea and America trying to be a referee. We need to be careful. I see North Korea doing something of insult to America and for ego, there might be retaliation.
“There’s something North Korean president wants to do. It’s not a threat, I see something coming out. Why will it be an international insult? Why is there going to be a retaliation? This is what we should pray against. What the North Korea man has gathered isn’t ordinary. We need peace and we should pray for peace.”
In confirmation, On August 28, 2017, news reports had it that North Korea had launched a missile attack against Japan. In reaction to this, Japanese prime minister said he had spoken by telephone with President Trump. “Japan and the US stance are completely matched,” he said, adding that they discussed ways to tighten pressure on North Korea.
9. LESOTHO 2017 ELECTION
On April 30, 2017, Bro Joshua Iginla in a live service prophesied to the nation of Lesotho, speaking specifically about the 2017 general election and who would emerge as the prime minister.
His words: “I see somebody the current man who is sitting and I see someone who was there previously coming back to reclaim his seat.”
This prophecy was confirmed on 6th of June 2017 as the former prime minister, Thomas Thabane returned.
10. SOUTH KOREAN ELECTION
On May, 7, 2017, in a live service, Bro Joshua Iginla gave a word of prophecy concerning South Korean 2017 general elections.
He said: “I see a man with strong influence being supported by foreign nations and I see the ruling party saying bye to their seat. I see somebody with the sensitive name like Moon.”
Confirming this prophecy, on May 9, 2017, Mr Moon Jae-In won the South Korean election.
11. FRANCE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
On December, 31 2016, during the Cross-over Night and candle light service, Bro. Joshua Iginla gave a word of prophecy concerning France 2017 general elections and the aftermath.
He had said: “I see a new party pushing the ruling party from the helm of affairs. I see a man not too popular in politics, emerging as the president. I see a lot of attack that has to do with terrorism and protest.”
This prophecy was confirmed on May 7, 2017 as Emmanuel Macron of the opposition party emerged winner of the France presidential election.
12. RWANDA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
On April 30, 2017, in a live service, Bro. Joshua Iginla gave a word of prophecy concerning Rwanda 2017 presidential elections.
“I see the one sitting on the throne still retaining the seat,” he said.
Confirming this prophecy, on August 5, 2017, the incumbent president, Paul Kagame was re-elected and declared winner of the poll.
13. IMPEACHMENT CHARGES AGAINST SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT, JACOB ZUMA
On June 11, 2017, during a Sunday service, Bro Joshua Iginla gave a word of prophecy about the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma speaking about his impeachment charges and how he would come out of it.
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He said: “Hard times are ahead for South African president, Jacob Zuma but it will not change the position God has put him. Nothing can change it except his tenure elapses.”
This was confirmed on August 8, 2017 as Jacob Zuma survived impeachment charges, a motion of no confidence with only 29 votes in the parliament.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that one of Nigeria’s foremost prophets, Primate Elisha Babatunde Ayodele, has released his prophecies for 2018 saying Atiku Abubakar needs prayers to win presidential election in 2019.
Primate Ayodele religious cleric also spoke about President Muhammadu Buhari saying he will do a lot of alliance to boost his political chances. He however said his aides will create a lot of problems for him.
Primate Ayodele releases 2018 prophecies, lists Nigeria's future presidents – on NAIJ.com TV