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Dec 16, 2015

ByOgagaIfowodo
THATyouCol.MohammedSamboDasukiwhilstbeingNationalSecurityAdviserandShaibuSalisu,whilstbeingtheDirectorofFinanceandAdministrationintheOfficeoftheNationalSecurityAdviseronorabout17thApril2015inAbujadishonestlymisappropriatedcertainpropertytowit:N750millionbelongingtotheFederalRepublicofNigeriawhichsumwastransferredtoRelianceReferralHospitalLimited'sbankaccountinfavourofoneAminuBaba-Kusapurportingsametobepaymentfororganisingprayersand..."Ireadthatlonechargeagainandagain.Itwasn'tthefirstnorthelastofthe19charges,norN750millionthelargestofthemind-bogglingfigurescitedinthemonumentalscandalofbetrayaloftrust,ofkleptomaniagoneabsolutelymanic. ButIwasarrestedbythatcharge.TopraytoGod, itemerges, onedoesnotsimplyopenone'smouth, andkneeldown, closeone'seyes, speakintonguesorutteranygibberishpurportingtobethelanguageoftheHolySpirit-andaskfortheAlmighty'smercyandgrace. Onthecontrary, prayercostsmoney. Amightyamountofmoney.AndIask:towhatGoddidthemenandwomenofGod,theDaddyandMummygeneraloverseers,pastors,prophets,prayerwarriors,imams,miracle-workerspraykneeling,standingorprostratingonbundlesofmint-freshnairaanddollars? NopriestofanAfricanreligionisevercalledtothescamofnationalprayerstoresolveourself-inflictedpoliticalcrisesoranyofthespecialprayersessionsthatNigeria'sgovernments,everbigonfaithbutsosmallonworks,alwaysneed,particularlyatelectiontime. SoitmustmeanthattheGodtowhomtheN750millionprayermoneywaspaidthroughhisanointedservantsistheGodofthetwooverbearingAbrahamicreligionsinNigeria,ChristianityandIslam.TheLord'sprayertaughtbyJesusChristmakesnomentionofmoney.Theclosestreferencetomoneybeingintheplea,"Giveusthisdayourdailybread,"itbeingunderstoodthatGodthefathergivesitfreetohischildren.Thus,theprayersforwhichNationalSecurityAdviserDasuki—actingonbehalfofPresidentJonathan—madeallofuspoorandharriedNigerianspaysodearlywastheGodofmoney,ofcorruption. AnditfollowsthatifGodhaschangedhismindabouttheloveofmoneybeingtherootofallevil, thentherecanbenoevil. Ifhewilltakebloodmoney—howmanysoldiersdiedbecausetheywerethrownintobattlewithBokoHaramliterallywithnothingbuttheiruniform,howmanycitizenswereslaughtered,grievouslywoundedorrapedasaresultofthis"419"toshameallYahooboys?—thenwhyshouldanyofthemortalbeneficiariesnotdolikewise? Anyrusewoulddo, notleastre-electingJonathan, God'sbelovedson, el "regnat" sawtotheunmitigatedsufferingofhischildreninNigeria.