Blasphemy: Positions of Justice System and the Holy Quran By Yushau Shuaib

“Take the law into your hands… You need not report to any authority to kill any blasphemer!”   I was shocked to the marrow when an Imam, during a Juma’at service in one of the mosques in Abuja, ordered his followers to engage in extra-judicial killing.   As a Muslim, not only by birth but also by training and practice, I would be terribly disturbed if anyone disparages my religion or the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) whom we the faithful hold in very high esteem. Yet, in that aggrieved state…

Blasphemy, Miss Deborah and Unpopular Opinion of Islamic Scholar By Haruna Sanusi Lafiagi

“My name is Sanusi Lafiagi and I’m a Muslim. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allāh and that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is His Messenger. I affirm the absolute dignity and honour of our leader, Muhammad ﷺ and condemn in totality any disrespect or insult to his person.   Having said that, I’ve listened a dozen times to the viral audio of late Miss Deborah Samuel, a 200L student of Sheu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was murdered in cold blood and set alight…

Between visible records with desperate aspirant  By Yusuf Ahmad Albasu

The drum beats of politics have sway across the country’s political atmosphere ahead of 2023 General Election. Where hidden and quieter aspirants have creep out from their abodes. As a keen observers of the political trends in Albasu, Gaya & Ajingi federal constituency of Kano state. We have seen this quieter aspirant creeping out from his Abuja abodes.   In this regards the choice before the people is between going forward, with records of visible achievements across the constituency as against the empty promises of a Desperate Position Seeker. Very…

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…

2023; Why Tinubu , Lgosians Endorses Sanwo-olu, Hamzat For Second Term By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu and Dr Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat were elected in 2019 by lagosians under the platform of All Progressive Congress APC to manage the affairs of the state for another four year tenure.   The mandate of the party for four years is expected to expire by 2023 after which the goodwill of the people will be renewed and tested through an electoral process. But, before then , it is expected that party stakeholders, particularly the National leader of All Progressive Congress APC , Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, opinion…

All Progressives Congress Primaries And Tinubu’s Double Face  by Adeyanju Deji

My attention has been drawn to a statement credited to the All Progressive Congress Leader and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, where he called on the APC leaders to adhere to “democratic principles” in picking its presidential candidate, as against adopting a consensus candidate. It is indeed laughable that such a statement is coming from Bola Tinubu whose stock in trade is the imposition of candidates across the length and breadth of Lagos State. In fact, Bola Tinubu and democratic principles cannot and should not be mentioned in…

Benue APC, a scam, Mike Msuaan behind the staged Pensioners group’s protests at anti graft agencies offices By Aare Abiodun De Oracular Oracle

Benue state is at its ruin now that it has got to a stage where the state chapter of APC would staged fake protests at the offices of the DSS, ICPC and EFCC under the name of a fake Pensioners group just because they want to discredit the performing government of Governor Samuel Ortom.   So shameful for the Benue opposition party to have hidden under the guise of a fake Pensioners group to stage those fake protests against Governor Samuel Ortom that he is owing them their entitlements. What…

Soun Throne And The Allegory Of Esinkesin By Femi OGUNLANA

News filtered in last week that a young man, who believably acted under alcohol and hard drug stimuli broke into the palace of Ogbomoso, which presently has no official occupier to cause mayhem. The prowler simply identified as Ajanlekoko broke glass doors and inflicted various degrees of injuries on palace workers, many of who had to flee to avoid his swinging devastating punches. Some news medium even insinuated the intruder was out to steal the sacred crown of Soun, a report the palace secretary, Mr. Toyin Ajamu, however swiftly repudiated,…

How SDGs Is Bridging Provision of Portable Water Scarcity In Nigeria. By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

The provision of portable water across the country is in line with the Goal 6 of sustainable development goals SDGs, through the ‘ensuring of availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.’   This is also also crucial to the 169 targets which demonstrated the scale and ambition of the universal agenda that graduated from the Millennium Development Goals MDGs to Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and the new decade of action tagged 2020-2030 agenda geared towards achieving all the goals.   In accordance with these requirements, SDGs in…