It’s a new year and one thing we expect always are prophecies from great men of God to usher us into the new year. These prophecies tend to direct us, perhaps to know what we should be weary of in the coming year or what to take a liking to.
Just as we have new prophecies from various men of God for the new year 2017, there were lots of 2016 prophecies from major men of God that did not come to pass.
The Punch newspaper has however collated some of the prophecies by popular great men of God in Nigeria which did not come to pass in 2016. Check them out below..
1. Buhari may be killed – Father Mbaka
Earlier in 2016, controversial Catholic priest and spiritual leader of Adoration Ministry, Reverend Fr. Ejike Mbaka, raised the alarm over what he says is a plot to assassinate President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.
He said:- There will be a plot to assassinate President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016. “Many people are planning, as it is revealed, to kill Buhari. There are many plans on how to eliminate his life so that corruption, embezzlement will continue.
By the end of this year, Buhari will expose the names of the people who looted money meant for our roads.
What we are suffering now is the resultant effect of the last malignant administration that was intrinsically corrupt. What we are suffering now arose from past administration. But the Lord says there is hope.
Many people are going to suffer. We should all get ready. But after the suffering, we will all smile.”
But throughout year 2016, there were no reports of plots to kill the President. Also, the president did not expose the names of looters. Instead, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo explained that the government did not name the looters because doing so would jeopardize ongoing investigations.
2. New STD will emerge — Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Part of the prophecies that the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, gave on January 1, 2016 was a new s*xually transmitted disease would surface in 2016.
This did not happen. The only new virus that made headline last year was Zika virus – a mosquito-borne flavivirus.
3. A woman will win US election — T.B Joshua
The general overseer of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, T.B Joshua, got the attention of everyone in the world when he predicted that Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton, will win the US presidential election but alas, Republican candidate, Donald Trump, won!
4. El-rufai will die if he doesn’t revoke preaching law — Apostle Suleiman
Apostle Johnson Suleiman of the Omega Fire Ministry declared that Governor El-Rufai will die if he does not revoke the controversial preaching bill he came up with.
During a service, Apostle Suleiman expressed distaste over the bill, noting that such amounted to suppressing the freedom of religion.
The state government has not revoked the bill although the noise over it has died down. But el-Rufai is still living despite the non-revocation of the bill.
Also, Apostle Suleiman predicted that except Americans prayed, President Barack Obama would seek third term with a likelihood of the presidential elections not holding. Well, you know the end result as there was no such case of desire for tenure elongation by Obama.
Obama even campaigned for his party’s (Democratic Party) candidate, Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump. At no time, before or during the electioneering was any issue about seeking third term in office raised.
5. The Queen of England may die — Prophet Joshua Iginla
In January 2016, the general overseer of Champions Royal Assembly, Prophet Joshua Iginla, an Abuja-based pastor, also had many predictions which cut beyond Nigeria.
Some of the predictions came to pass while one of the most controversial of them was that the Queen of England may die.
He said: “The Queen of England should pray for her health. I see strong challenge and should pray to see the end of the year.” The Queen had a spectacular 90th birthday celebration in the year in review with no major health issue.
Also, Prophet Iginla also said there will be a major stampede at a religious gathering in Zambia which would claim lives.
But in 2016, Zambia did not record any ‘major’ stampede at any religious gathering. Instead, it was in India that a major stampede at a religious gathering occurred.
6. Osinbajo may go missing after a meeting — Prophet Muyideen Kasali
The general overseer of the Hour of Mercy Prayer Ministry, Prophet Muyideen Kasali, unveiled some of his prophecies for the year 2016, on January 10.
The blind prophet prophesied that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo would go missing after leaving a meeting.
Well, in the year in review, Osinbajo toured the country and attended several meetings on behalf of the president and nothing happened.
Also, the blind cleric said the All Progressives Congress would split into four groups last year due to numerous crisis and ‘too much success’. Though there was crisis within the party, the party did not split into four groups throughout the year.
7. Fayose will be removed from office, Peterside will be Rivers governor – Prophet Christopher Owolabi
The presiding cleric of Christ Apostolic Church, Ori-Oke Irapada, Omu-Aran, Kwara state, Prophet Christopher Owolabi, said Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state would be removed from office in 2016 unless he prayed fervently against it.
He also said the APC would win the governorship election in Rivers state. But the opposites are what happened. Fayose was not removed from office, and Governor Nyesom Wike of the PDP is still in charge of Rivers state.
What happened, why didn’t these prophecies come through?