Friday sermon: How Nudity, Fornication, Adultery And Rape Destroys The Nation By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his family, his Companions and those who follow him till the Hour is established. Dear brothers and sisters, the prevalence of inappropriate sexual habit among Nigerian citizens today poses a moral challenge. The idea seems to be that since mostly everybody does it, there is probably nothing wrong with it. It is surprising that many young men and…

FIRS: Stamp duty as new black gold, by Muhammad Nami

This matter of making the Stamp Duty (and by implication tax revenue) the next black gold has occupied my mind even long before I was appointed the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service. I have thought that given the way the Nigerian economy has been experiencing some difficulties due to unpredictable shocks in the competitive international oil market, it would be economically wise that the country begins to activate its latent tax potentials such as the stamp duty which has long been neglected.   For me, the key…

Tribute to Femi Oyetola on his birthday By Ismail Omipidan

I have encountered a few first families in my life. But my encounter with Mustapha Sule Lamido, son of former Jigawa State Governor, Alh. Sule Lamido, changed my perception about children of governors. Humble. Smart. Respectful. I had thought it would be my last close encounter with children of first families until August last year when providence brought me to Osun. I resumed on August 5, just a few days to Sallah. I was still trying to settle down, trying to know the family. One morning, on Sallah day, he…

Friday sermon: From Nigeria To Minnesota: How Islam Prohibits Racism And Killing Of Innocent Lives By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful All praise is for Allah. We praise Him, we seek His aid and we ask for His forgiveness. We seek Allah’s refuge from the evils of ourselves and from our evil actions. Whosoever Allah guides, there is no one who can misguide him; and whosoever Allah misguides, there is no one who can guide him. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, who has no partner; and I testify that Muhammad (Peace be upon him)…

Tribute To Late Comrade Ayodele Akele, By Hon. (Comrade) Joseph Akinlaja

For me personally, the death of Comrade Ayodele Akele has sent shock waves through the socio-political and trade unionism landscapes of Nigeria. I found it painful to recall that I have known him since 1973 when he was Secretary General of Bereck Nigeria Limited Workers’ Union and subsequently into active politics. He wielded spectacular ingenuity in all the positions he ever occupied and not without leaving behind legacies of integrity, patriotism, fight against socio and class imbalance as well as advocacy for good governance, justice, fairness and accountability in the…

THE BURGLAR by Japheth Prosper

When my wife and kids told me that they would love to go to my brother’s house to spend the weekend and kill boredom, I did not hesitate to give it the nod because I also needed some quiet time alone in the house. I was working on a proposal that was to be submitted on Monday morning via email. The insistence by the company to send it via email was because of the restriction in the movement of people over the COVID 19 issue. My wife was a law…

YAHAYA BELLO AT 45: Brief reflection on Life, Love, Loss,Laughter and Leadership.

In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. Praise be to Allah, the lord of the universe. The most gracious, the most merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. You alone we worship, and [from] you alone we ask for help. Guide us [to] the straight path. The path of those on whom you have bestowed your grace, not of those who earned [your] wrath, nor of those who have gone astray. I turn 45 today, and my dominant mood is gratitude. To be sure, I do…

TRIBUTE TO SENATOR, SEN. DHIKRULLAH BAYO OSINOWO

Allah (SWT) says in Holy Quran 7 verse 34:  “To every People is a term appointed: when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay…”I received the news of the final return to Allah yesterday, Monday 15th June, 2020 of my Senator, Senator Bayo Osinowo with a heavy heart.  I was perturbed with feelings of emptiness and stunned to speechlessness “…Those Foremost (in Faith)…” Qur’an 56 verse 10, is a strong message to me and all people of good conscience to prepare for the ultimate. The time…

HON.ABIODUN ISIAQ AKINLADE DEVELOPMENTAL STRIDES IN THE LAST 365 DAYS By The Abiodun Akinlade Group(TAAG)

The Former three terms House of Representatives lawmaker, an industrious son of Ogun West, Hon. Akinlade Abiodun Isiaq, the Baba Adinni of Yewa Land has been in the fore front of emancipation and development of his people in Ogun West and Ogun State. A genuine apostle of good governance, humane, dynamic, religious and compassionate about the welfare of his people. Undoubtedly, even out of elective office, he keeps demonstrating those mentioned attributes on several occasions. Akinlade that left elective office 5 years ago still remain the hope of the people.…

Account of My Stewardship at the National Assembly in the last One Year by Prince Akinremi Jagaban.

It has been a year since I began representing the interest of my people at the National Assembly, and in this space of time, I have contributed to lawmaking as well as facilitated several benefits to my constituents. While my focus has majorly been on human capital development, ensuring the financial independence and individual sustainability of my people in the process, I have also facilitated series of other benefits and capital projects, some of which are in the pipeline. Below is a summary of my activities and contributions thus far;…