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IK Osakioduwa says Attack on Nigeria is “Spiritual”



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Rhythm FM on air personality and Big Brother Africa reality TV show host IK Osakioduwa is speaking out on recent attacks by the Boko Haram sect.

This comes a day after the Nyanya bus garage bombing in Abuja.

IK who is very opinionated on his official Twitter page calls the attack “Spiritual” and urges Nigerians to pray for the nation.

“This attack on Nigeria is first of all spiritual before anything else, our response must also be spiritual first. So #Pray4Nigeria today” he tweets.

He also sends out a couple of tweets on pointers for praying.



  1. Kokuikana

    April 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Amen, we will pray to God for Nigeria,

  2. Changing Faces

    April 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Ehn, but you being on big brother isn’t spiritual! We Nigerians love to quote our Bible when it suits. was it also spiritual when us, uk, Kenya etc were attacked? Instead of calling on our leadership to rise to the occasion, you’d rather form spiricoco. Sorry I forgot, if you call them out, they won’t book you to host their daughter’s wedding!

    • lilly

      April 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Lol! abeg leave Ik alone. he is just saying his own.

    • Onye Ara

      April 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Don’t mind the clown? When he was in BBA house promoting promiscuity and wanton debauchery,he did not remember spirituality? Na now him come remember spirituality.

    • Ewi

      April 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Hahahaha,choi,funny you!

    • tunmi

      April 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Exactly. The politicians do line bus pocket so he would not dare go against them. Nonsense

  3. Love

    April 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Not surprised he said this at all. Some people in Nigeria and some African nations believe in spiritual or traditional believes, whereas the western world believe men have the ability to change/control their environment. It might be difficult for some of us who have adopted western values to understand this. But this why you will hear some politicians say people should pray and fast for a particular cause or that missing government money was stolen by evil spirits

  4. Fay

    April 15, 2014 at 11:33 am

    God bless you ik. weather people agree to this or not is just the truth. the way we talk about this things, if we pray like that things surely will change for the best. Good prayer points there bro. prayer4nigeria

  5. Tetley

    April 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

    @ IK Osakioduwa..abeg just keep shut if you don’t have any meaningful contribution to are the kind of people Prof. Soyinka just referred to..always trying to hide under the pretense of religion or spirituality..What positive impacts has GEJ done on insecurity, power and corruption in the country? or it is spirituality that will make us talk to him..You are just after your pockets here…You are part of the people that keep eroding the mindsets of young populace with deceits and religious bigotries..God exists but we need to make things work for ourselves..don’t hide your incompetence under religion.
    And thank you ‘Change Faces’ for that positive comment..

  6. ojie

    April 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Sure. Blame all Nigeria’s problems on superstition. That’s why the country will not move forward. It is so blinded by culture and religious superstition.

    • Lagos is my home

      April 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Yes ooo, we wont move forward or take responsibility …….Everything is hidden under the prayer / religious umbrella


  7. ojie

    April 15, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Yes, I am a Christian, but that does not mean I will sit back and blame all the problems on superstition. It is a simple issue. You have a problem, find a solution! The developed world solved their problems and so should we. It really irritates me when the whole superstition thing starts. “insert eye roll”

  8. Ona85

    April 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    This is the exact reason why these Nigerian leaders will never ever take you lots serious! Most Nigerians rely on religion over common sense. These leaders know how gullible many of u are and will play on that gullibility till the wheels fall off. They know that you will rather “put everything in god’s hands” rather than hold them accountable for their actions (or lack thereof). That is also why jonathan has been touring churches lately trying to garner support and loyalty from these church members despite his gross incompetence since he got into power. Politics and religion(especially churches) now work in alliance to control your minds! If Americans were this gullible, there would’ve been no civil rights, protests, fair elections or the competent America that work in favor of her people which u lots run to to give birth, shop and get a better future. Nigerians, the change you seek starts from your MINDS! That is the most powerful tool u possess and once you loose it to anyone else, you are pretty much breathing and not LIVING. Get that right first….know your worth and then you can demand for the changes you need.

    Before anyone asks what i have contributed: Few people can not make a change in a country where the majority are mind-screwed and can’t think for themselves. Nothing will ever get solved. I am in the healthcare sector, and i cannot begin to tell you stories of how my colleagues and i have been ripped off while trying to bring FREE health care to impoverished areas of Nigeria. No one investigates, or prosecutes… the end they’ll tell u to leave it in God’s hands. Well, the foreign doctors i brought along with me for the mission trip had enough and took their goodwill to other african countries. This is the same story from other colleagues who have come across gross corruption while trying to HELP! They too got fed up and gave up….yet people think that we diasporans don’t want to contribute to the growth and well-being of the country. Healthcare screening/education/treatment is seriously needed by so many who can’t afford it (thanks to the same governement), yet wuru-wuruness and greed of the middle men prevents that from happening. Whomever you tell; from law enforcement officials to citizens; they tell u to “leave it to God”. Where has that actionless notion gotten us as a country?

    • TheresaO

      April 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      I feel you dear and I am saddened by what you have written because it is the truth. I have read the same things before also and it just breaks my heart how we love to kill ourselves by greed! How can people who want to help the less-privileged be ridiculed in such manner?

      However dear Ona85, we don’t have to give up. And no, don’t live it to God. Complain, demand that something be done. I know you may not have the time to do this physically, but we can try other methods.

      If you can, please send me an email, giving me names, locations, etc as evidence to use to demand change. This problem affects so many well meaning diasporans who are frustrated by their desire to help. We can change this!
      My email address is: [email protected]
      Don’t give up dear, we are the generation that will change the status quo!

    • TheresaO

      April 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      I meant “don’t LEAVE it to God alone”

    • Ojie

      April 15, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      I agree. I recall going to meet a PHCN official as to why we were not having any power. He said “We hope for it to be better and we pray so”. I was so irritated. It really makes me laugh how backward minded a lot of Nigerians are, which is why they elect such people to rule over them! No balls! Just sitting and waiting for miracles to jump from the sky. It was at that point, i could understand why they refer to these countries as 3rd world or developing because their mind-sets are 3rd world and developing, as it makes sense to them to live in a country where there is no stable power and hope and pray that it changes instead of doing something.

  9. Anon

    April 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Rolls eyes!

  10. @edDREAMZ

    April 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Nigeria is doomed, if yu have transport to go and stay in ghana just try and do it o bcos naija don almost die finish….

  11. Rage

    April 15, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    You mean after some peoples 100 days fasting?

  12. Chinasa

    April 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Come on. There really is no mysticism involve here, we just love shrouding everything in hocus pocus. There is no mystery to these attacks, it’s just your friendly neighbourhood aboki going all ninja style, that’s all.

  13. honeymix...

    April 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    That’s harsh.

  14. girly

    April 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Man you guys need to chill sometimes, if you’re a christian just say amen and go if not just go. I didn’t interpret what he said as don’t blame anybody, he just said we need to pray.

  15. Onye Ara

    April 15, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    When did we start taking IK serious?
    Dude has always been a clown and is proving true to type.
    RCCG just finished 100 days fast and you are saying we should pray some more?
    Having a clueless,inept president who cannot organize a piss-up in a brewery and expect him to have the vision,plan and ability to tackle issues of national security is actually a spiritual matter because you are expecting a miracle.

    On that note, IK might be right!

  16. Ovuoke

    April 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    For almost 20 years I’ve been praying the ‘Prayer for Nigeria in Distress’ in church and yet Naija seems to be getting worse. I think more than prayer is required o!

  17. Charis

    April 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I’m soo pissed @ the ignorance of many; I can’t deal. I doubt these lot read their bibles. Look @ all the great leaders in the bible nd tell me how many conquered nations by praying only. I really can’t deal.

  18. Eve

    April 16, 2014 at 12:09 am

    When will we Nigerians rise to the streets to stop this barbaric act. Has enough blood not been shed for us to feel the need to protect our land?? Faith without work is useless.

  19. chiomaannie

    April 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Faith without works,….. DEAD AND GONE
    Wake up Nigerians!!!!

  20. felly

    May 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I agree with what ik said…but when we are christians as much as we are not perfect we shld flee from all appearances of evil…big brother is a racy show…and obviously he has a spiritual awareness…pls xtian brothers and sisters lets not have one leg in Egypt and the other leg in Canaan so that we may have some credibility..

    These boko harams have declared war and the govt remains in denial…ask for international help goodluck to save our nation Nigeria..military presence is highly needed

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