2023 Presidency: Peter Obi in Calabar, Ilorin, advocates new Nigeria

Further to his consultations towards the 2023 presidential election, the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has canvassed a new Nigeria where production, rather than sharing formula, would be the new song, insisted that there was after all, nothing to share again in Nigeria.   Peter Obi made this call Friday while speaking to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders at Calabar and Ilorin. Obi said the problem of the country was over dependence on oil, which he described as diminishing assets, while neglecting others areas, like agriculture,…

Blasphemy: A Proper Islamic perspective By Abdulrazaq Hamzat

For the purpose of education, what is islamic true position on desecration of Quran or blasphemy?   According to sheikh Khalid Saifullah Khan, a person is naturally hurt whenever something he hold sacred is defiled or desecrated. Many consider it morally wrong to hurt the religious sensibilities of others, as it can disturb the peace and harmony of society, whilst others believe any form of censorship curtail necessary freedoms.   Of great concern is the subject of whether islam prescribes any punishment for blasphemy. Every true Muslim loves and regard…

Extra Judicial Killing in Islamic Law By Nuruddeen Lemu

Our love for Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) or any other of Allah’s prophets and messengers – peace be upon them all – should not allow us to take the law into our own hands, and contravene the Shari’ah that was brought to guide us.   Just as our anger should not make us deviate from the justice of the law, nor should we let our love make us deviate from justice.   What the punishment should be for any offense in Islamic law is decided by a judge based…

Police arrest killers of Famak British Schools Proprietor, 21 Others  ….. Recover 1 RPG, 1 GPMG, 36 AK47 Rifles, 2,045 Live Ammunition, 1 DAF Truck, Others  

Operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT) have recorded massive successes against agents and collaborators of violent crimes in the country with the arrest of 23 suspects of violent crimes such as culpable homicide, armed robbery, kidnapping, arms trafficking, possession of prohibited firearms, rape, amongst others, including the killers of ex-Zamfara State gubernatorial aspirant and owner of Famak British Schools, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, at Rijana.   The FIB-IRT also recovered a total of 52 firearms including 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launcher, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun…

Gov Ortom commiserates with Senator Ewuga over daughter’s death 

Benue state Governor ,Samuel Ortom has sent a message of condolence to the former Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Solomon Ewuga over the death of his pilot daughter, Miss Adzuayi Ewuga.   Adzuayi was the Pilot of the ill fated Twin Otter Aircraft on Thursday in Yaounde, Cameroon .   The late Pilot along with 10 others died when the Aircraft crashed near Nanga Eboko, about 150km (90nm) northeast of the capital, Younde.   The plane operated by caverton helicopters was a DHC4-600 with a registration marking…

Military ‘ll tackle Security threats with renewed vigour – CDS Irabor 

The four-day Defence Headquarters Retreat 2022 held in Asaba ended on Thursday, 12 May, 2022, with an assurance by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) will tackle security threats threatening the peace and tranquility of the country with renewed commitment and vigor .The CDS disclosed this while speaking during the closing ceremony of the retreat held in Asaba, Delta State. He reiterated that the Armed Forces of Nigeria have the requisite capabilities to bring about speedy closure to the myriad…

NYSC Borno Coordinator bags National Productivity Merit Award

The Borno State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, Mr Nura Umar has been conferred with the National Productivity Order of Merit Award by President Muhammadu Buhari.   The awardee was among the over 2,000 nominees that were made from Ministries, Departments, Agencies, State Governments and other organisations. While presenting the award to the NYSC Director General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office in Abuja today, Mr Umar expressed appreciation to the DG and management for the exemplary leadership style and provision of enabling environment which have enabled…

MURIC condemns blasphemy killing in Sokoto

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the killing in Sokoto of a student, Deborah Samuel, over allegation of blasphemy.   In a statement released by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Friday, 13th May, 2022, MURIC described the killing as outrageous, illegal and unlawful.   The full statement reads :   “A female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, was on Thursday killed for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The blaspheme statement was reportedly posted…

BREAKING: Buhari orders immediate replacement as Malami, Ngige, others resign

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered replacement of ministers who resigned from his cabinet to pursue their political ambitions without delay.   This was disclosed by the Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed while briefing State House correspondents at the end of a validatory session held for the outgoing minister in Abuja.   The ministers nursing 2023 ambitions into various political post include; Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment), Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta Affairs), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technological Innovation),   Others include: Timipre Sylva State…

BLASPHEMY: Killing through jungle justice is anti-Islam, barbaric – MMPN

The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) has condemned in strong terms the jungle justice meted out to a girl ,Deborah Emmanuel in Sokoto state who was said to have committed a blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW) on Thursday, described such action as anti- Islam, barbaric and sad.   In a statement by the National President of MMPN, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja, described the case of mob killing of the girl in Sokoto as a criminal offence in Islamic law.   “Allah says in Qur’an 5 verse…