COVID-19: NSCIA’s Guidelines on Muslim Corpses By Femi Abbas

“Beware of a calamity that may afflict not only those who incurred it but also the innocent ones who had no hands in its cause and know that Allah’s retribution can be very severe”. Q. 8:25 Monologue Beyond sheer lamentations and horrific fear of the consequential affliction of an invisible but dreadful virus codenamed ‘COVID-19’ that is currently terrifying the entire world with little regard  for technology and arrogance of power, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), held an emergency meeting of its General Purpose Committee (GPC), last…

How Oole Oba Festival Promotes Unity, Culture, Territorial Defence By Sunday Adepoju

300 years after it started during the reign of the first Soun, the people of Ogbomoso have continued to celebrate the Oole Oba festival under the Ajagbon tree at the back of the Soun’s palace. SUNDAY ADEPOJU who covered the 2020 edition of the festival reports that it was a forum to promote unity among the people and the five Ogbomoso royal families.   Eminent personalities, the five Soun royal families, well wishers and culture enthusiasts from Ogbomoso and the rest of the world on Friday, March 20 converged on…

COVID-19: The Essential Journalist

The role of the Journalists cannot be over-emphasised. Aside from the duties of getting the informative, educative and entertaining sides of every story, the journalist goes as far as analysing and setting the agenda for public debates, using hardcore facts and human angle stories. This is done at a great risk to life and family , especially in times of war, conflict, natural disasters, political and social insurrection and pandemics, among others. The world is currently faced with an overwhelming crisis called the Corona Virus or COVID-19. With about 577,621…

Meet Ogbomoso-Born Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Timothy O. Olagbemiro

Professor Timothy Oyebode Olagbemiro was born in Jos, Plateau State to the family of the richest Ogbomoso Man at that time, Chief David Oyeniran Olagbemiro. He had his elementary, secondary and university education in Baptist schools both in Nigeria and the United States of America, between 1954 and 1976. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Chemistry from Howard University, Washington DC, U.S.A. in 1976.He served as a postdoctoral fellow on US National Science Foundation(NSF) Grant at Howard, upon graduation, before taking up a teaching appointment at his alma matter, Fisk…

Help The Poor And Needy In This Trying Time, Allah Will Protect You And Your Family From Covid-19 By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is His servant and Messenger. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity/sadaqah.” [At-Tirmidhi] Dear brothers and sisters, being caring and compassionate for one’s fellow human beings is a central part of Islam, especially in this trying time that Allah…

Gov Sani- Bello felicitates with Bola Tinubu @ 68

The Niger state Governor , Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a true democrat and blessing to the nation. In a Press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, Governor Sani Bello felicitated with the APC stalwart, described him as a phenomenon in the annals of the nation’s political history. “Turning 68 is a huge milestone especially to someone who never gets tired of doing great things in great ways; someone who has provided the much-needed guide…

JAGABAN: NIGERIA GREATEST GAME CHANGER @68 by Abba Dukawa

There is no doubt that many aspects of development by individuals have been fired and propelled by vision which is regarded as an indispensable ingredient and catalyst in the dynamics of human existence. This is why Woodrow Wilson once emphasized that “no one that does not see vision will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise”, a pragmatic statement reinforced by that of Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “Where there is no vision, a people perish. Thomas Mann once declared that ‘the destiny of man presents its…

Buhari celebrates Tinubu at 68

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigerians and the All Progressives Congress in celebrating a former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the ruling party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his 68th birthday on March 29. The President’s congratulatory message was conveyed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday. Buhari saluted Asiwaju’s courage, forthrightness and diligence in providing exemplary and broadminded leadership for the political party, extolling him for particularly taking the path of wisdom in solving problems. According…

Origin of Ogbomoso, Oyo state

Ogunlola was of Ibariba stock and descent. He came to the area now known as Ogbomoso in pursuit of his hunting profession. He stayed under ajagbon tree (still seen today by the side of the palace) and used the branches for hanging gears. The whole place was at this time (around the middle of the seventeenth century), a dense jungle. Ogunlola was an expert archer and brave hunter. Later he and his wife, Esuu, built their hut by the side of the ajagbon tree. On a certain day, Ogunlola noticed…

How China got to zero new domestic COVID-19 cases By Tom Fowdy

On Thursday, China’s National Health Commission reported that there were zero new domestic cases of the coronavirus in the country, including Wuhan – the epicenter of the outbreak in China, a monumental shift from months ago when new cases were adding up in thousands. The claim was a bold one to make, and not surprisingly attracted a great deal of skepticism from observers who refused to take it seriously. However, whilst of course this does not mean the potential “end” of the COVID-19 in China or a total “declaration of…