It has become a norm for prophets, pastors, and other clerics to make bold, prophetic statements at the end of a year or at the start of a news story about events that have yet to unfold.
As you might expect, the year 2021 was not lacking in such prophecies.
However, SaharaReporters observed that many pastors were more careful with their prophecies this year following the backlash they had in 2020, as none of them directly referred to COVID-19 and its effects. , in their prophecies.
Nigerians are known to be very religious people. A Council on Foreign Relations report noted that religion is central to the lives of most Nigerians, whether they identify as Christians or Muslims.
Especially for Christian citizens, many eagerly await these prophecies which usually focus on politics, economics, natural disasters, and general optimistic predictions about the future of the religious faithful.
However, while some of the prophecies made have come true, others miss the mark as some prophets have been criticized by Nigerian netizens for their inability to foresee the disasters that await them in the coming year.
The year 2021 has been fraught with uncertainty, disease, death and hardship for many people, as some religious have died while some have lost family members.
In January 2021, Apostle Paul Okikijesu of the apostolic miracle ministry of Christ claimed in a series of prophecies that a sitting governor would die while a woman took over after many crises.
He said, “A male governor will die and the female deputy governor will take over as governor of the state.
“Thus says the Lord: They will agree that the woman who is the deputy governor should be the acting governor. It will be like the case of (Goodluck) Jonathan and (Umaru) Yar’Adua.
SaharaReporters observed that out of the 36 states of the federation, only four state governors have women as deputies: Enugu, Kaduna, Ogun, Rivers.
From January 2021 to date, there has been no official report on the death of any of the state’s outgoing governors or a seizure of power by their deputies.
Primate Ayodele Elijah
Earlier this year, Primate Elijah Ayodele, the head of the evangelical spiritual church INRI, predicted there would be cases of kidnappings and fighting in Aso Rock as he called for cleanup . This prophecy did not come true even though there was a series of kidnapping incidents in Nigeria during the year.
He also said: “The spirit of God says some state SSGs will be abolished”, adding: “Nigeria must pray not to lose any ambassador”.
In 2021, no secretary of the state government in any of the states has been removed from office. However, Biodun Oyebanji, the secretary of the Ekiti state government, resigned from his appointment, citing his decision to challenge the upcoming state governorate elections for his resignation as SSG.
In addition, no Nigerian ambassador was reported dead in 2021, as expected.
The seer also claimed that the deadly COVID 19 will “kill” a Minister of Health and a Commissioner. This prophecy did not come true.
On COVID-19, the prophet said Nigeria will produce its own COVID-19 vaccine, saying the coronavirus will spread further at the end of the year but will start to subside from August. .
According to the available data, Nigeria is currently dependent on vaccines supplied by the advanced countries of the world.
Just recently, the Nigerian government destroyed 1 million expired doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The expired doses are part of the 2,594,100 doses of vaccines received on October 11 and 29, 2021.
According to government officials, one million five hundred and twenty-seven thousand eight hundred and eighty-six of the vaccines (1,527,886) were used.
Nigeria has yet to officially announce its production of vaccines for the treatment of COVID-19. The vaccines administered include: the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine, a viral vector vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca; The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and Johnson and Johnson developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals headquartered in Beerse, Belgium.
In addition, the country administers The BioNTech, the Pfizer vaccine made by BioNTech, Fosun Pharma, Pfizer in China and the Sputnik V vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute in Russia.
The cleric also said that the Church of the Cherubim and Seraphim would lose a very important Baba Aladura. This prophecy has not been fulfilled.
Ghana-based pastor Prophet Nigel Gaisie, who is the founder of Prophetic Hill Chapel, has said Nigeria’s vice president Yemi Osinbajo will become president in 2021.
“Nigeria’s vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, will become president,” he said.
This prophecy missed the mark.
Additionally, Apostle Theophilus Ebonyi, senior pastor of Faith on the Rock Ministry International, said the nation will see a no-election change of government where number two assumes the number one position without elections and a coup.
He said, “2021 is the year of the Lord when God Himself will humble demonic powers, forces and a satanic program that is tormenting the nation. “
“God has revealed to me instead of prayer His blessings and His intervention in the affairs of Nigeria that the government will witness a change which will cede ground to citizen number two to become number one, so says the Lord,” the Lord said. religious.
At the time of filing this report, the Nigerian President officially remains President Muhammadu Buhari while Osinbanjo retains his number two position.
Zion’s commissioned heritage and miracle ministries prophet Bishop Okwudili Eze, in his 2021 prophecies, said some church leaders would be targeted for arrest in 2021.
Drawing inspiration from the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country in 2020, the Prophet predicted that there will be mass protests in 2021 that will affect the economy and create confusion.
While there have been mass protests against the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho and the recent #NorthIsBleeding protest, none of them may have negatively affected the economy as the protesters simply expressed their dissatisfaction.
Eze also said there will be stricter visa policies for Nigerian politicians that will affect the innocent among them. At the moment, such a policy is not in place.
He also predicted that an attempt would be made to change the capital of a Nigerian state, but that such a move would meet fierce criticism. This attempt was never made.
He also said: “There will be good news in the electricity sector. Electricity tariffs will be reviewed, not without massive protests and insistence. The new #EndSARS will therefore be on Power.
Meanwhile, most recently, the Alternative Political Movement of the People (TPAP-M), a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to the emergence and construction of a Mass Workers’ Party, and the Socialist Transformation of the Nigeria, have announced their intention to launch protests against the recent rise in gas prices and the impending increases in fuel prices and electricity tariffs.
In his 2021 prophecies, Christ Mercyland deliverance ministry founder Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin said the secret of the COVID-19 pandemic would be revealed in 2021.
He said: “There is confusion about the COVID-19 vaccine coming up. There is a lot of fuss over the vaccine they are talking about.
“God wants to expose some of the people behind the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people will expose others to the vaccine.
“Everyone will know the secret of COVID-19 this year; the coronavirus is a useless thing, people will be exposed this year.
“There is confusion to come regarding COVID-19 and the confusion is in favor of the children of God.”
So far, no one has been released regarding the secret behind COVID-19.
Sunday Eleojo Wada
A popular prophet in Kogi State, Sunday Apostle Eleojo Wada, president and founder of the prophetic ministry of Power Must Change Hand, Ejule in the Ofu local government area in Kogi State predicted that he there would be several deaths in Sierra Leone by 2021.
However, a macro-trend analysis showed that the death rate for 2021 was set at 11.268 compared to 11.483 in 2020 and 11.698 in 2019.
The prophet also said the National Assembly would be terribly shaken, adding that some of the senators would resign while others embark on a journey of no return. No member of the Senate or House of Representatives resigned in 2021.
Wada also said he expected Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to experience health problems in 2021. Instead, Osinbajo was appointed chairman of a committee tasked with developing and implementing a reform program. of the health sector.
He also said: “The naira will rise again and get stronger in 2021 and 2022.” At the time of filing this report, the naira is equivalent to 0.00243343 of the United States dollar. It had its worst drop this year.
Apostle Johnson Suleman
Senior Pastor and General Overseer of the Departments of the late Omega, Apostle Johnson Suleman also gave several prophecies regarding the year 2021. While some of the prophecies were fulfilled, others were not.
For example, he prophesied, “CBN, be vigilant. I see a fire breaking out. SaharaReporters’ checks, however, showed that it was in 2018 that a fire was reported at the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja.
The cleric also said that America’s Cable News Network would experience a major crisis in 2021. This prophecy did not come true.