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Hijrah: Ekiti Muslims demand holiday for Islamic New Year

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Muslim leaders in Ekiti State have demanded the declaration of 1st Muharam (Islamic New Year) as holiday by the State Government.

The demand was made at this year’s Hijrah 1444 AH celebration held at the popular Fajuyi Park Ado-Ekiti the state capital.

In his address of welcome, the Ekiti State Coordinator, National Council of Muslims Youths Organisation (NACOMYO), Ustaz Mudasiru O. Yusuf, said a good believer should always prepare for trials from his creator (Allah) and also be proactive.

“Your Excellency, NACOMYO wishes that the 1st of Muharam, which is the first day of Islamic calendar be made holiday like the other sister states in the South-west of Nigeria.

Underscoring the significance of Hijrah in Islam, Mudasiru said “the one who have believed, emigrated and striven in the cause of Allah with wealth and their lives are greater in rank in the sight of Allah. And it is those who are the attainer of success. Their Lord gives them good tidings of mercy from Him and approval of gardens from them where in is enduring pleasure” Q9:20 -21.”

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The event which also featured a public lecture entitled : “Transformative and Unifying Governance: looking beyond Religion prejudice” delivered by the Sheikh Yusuf Abdulahi Anola, the Imam, Government House Mosque, Akure Ondo state .

Muslims were enjoined to show more interest in politics and governance by obtaining their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

“I want to enjoin all Muslim faithfuls to obtain their PVC, which is a tool for making a wise choice in the next year’s general election. Obviously, without obtaining the PVC, you are not doing the country any good and your voice may not be heard,” he said.

The Muslim Youths leader also disclosed that no permanent situation should be expected by any sincere Muslim, stressing that “Success and failure should be predicated on true profession of faith rather than a mere lip-service to Islam”

“For Muslim to really understand and appreciate lessons of Hijrah, we should be prepared for trials from Allah and be proactive in whatever strategies we put in place for the progress of the religion.

While using the occasion to formally congratulate Ekiti Governor-elect, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji (BAO), NACOMYO boss urged him to sustain the Peoples confidence by ensuring fulfilment of his electioneering promises .

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Tasking the incoming administration on justice and fairness to all and sundry ,Mudasiru therefore called for special focus on security and youths unemployment

He said “while formally congratulating the Governor-elect of our dear State, Mr. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji on your well-deserved victory at the just concluded Gubernatorial poll, I wish you sustain people’s confidence in the course of delivering your electioneering promises, ensure justice, equity and fairness as thrust of your policies and administration. Welfare and people’s security are germane and they must be accorded priority and attention. Youth’s unemployment has implication on National security.

“Where there is insecurity of lives and properties, absence of peace, wrong parenting, political instability and mediocrity, economic hardship, corruption, injustice, extra judicial killings, insurgency, kidnapping, banditry and other forms of social vices. There is no doubt that credible leadership is the only means of ensuring attainment of peace, good living, and pleasure both in this world and in the hereafter, not religion biasness.”

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In attendance were the President General league of Imam and Alfa South West Edo and Delta states, Alhaji Jamiu Kewulere, President, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Ekiti State, Alh Dr.H.A Bakare, Alhaji Barr. Yakubu Oladoro Sanni, Former President, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Ekiti State among others .

In his goodwill message, Alhaji Kewulere appreciated Muslims for coming out in their numbers to grace the event .

The grand Imam also advocated equity and justice stressing that what everyone is entitled to must be given to them for the interest of peace.

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Labour Party and its supporters not to converge at the Lekki toll gate for its #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally billed to hold on the 1st of October, 2020.

The court also directed the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Police Commissioner to ensure compliance with the order.

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Justice Daniel Osiagor made these orders today while ruling on a motion for injunction brought by 10 plaintiffs, who are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.

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The court also held that the while the rally cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, it can pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other venues at which the rally plans to meet.

A preliminary objection filed by the defendants seeking to stop the court from hearing the motion on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction could however not been entertained as all parties to the suit had not been served.

The court adjourned hearing of the substantive suit to Nov 4th.

In the suit, 10 plaintiffs through their Romeo Ese Michael, Esq. are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally, until the hearing and determination of their Motion-On-Notice of September 12, 2022.

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The plaintiffs are Adedotun Ajulo Esq., Salamatu Suleiman Lewi Esq., Hakeem Ijaduola, Esq., Ogunbona Akinpelu Esq., Owolabi K. Oluwasegun, Esq., Mogbojuri Kayode Esq., Wuyep Mantim Nadom Esq., Dimimu Mabel, Esq., Kolawole Salami, Esq. and Mr. Wale Abe Lawrence.

The 1st to 10th defendants are Obi, LP, Baba-Ahmed, Abure, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police (Lagos State Command), Director-General (Department of State Services), Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Limited, Attorney-General of Lagos State and The Governor of Lagos State.

In the substantive suit, the plaintiffs are arguing among other things that a repeat or celebration of the “infamous” EndSARS protest of 2020 under the political guise of “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” will cause a breakdown of peace and will result in post-traumatic stress disorder for them and the public.

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The Lagos State Examinations Board has fixed October 6, 2022, as the new date for the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) resit.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Orunsolu Adebayo, Director, Lagos State Examinations Board, on Wednesday in Lagos.

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Earlier scheduled for Sept. 28, the examination has been postponed to the new date, according to the statement.

It, however, said that the resit would still take place in various designated centres across the state.

The statement said that the postponement became necessary to accommodate schools that had yet to register their candidates for the resit examination.

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“The Board does not wish to deny the affected candidates the opportunity to take the examination,” it added.

It urged concerned principals to take note of the news and make the best use of the extended date to ensure that all affected candidates were duly carried along.

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Nigeria is witnessing a progressive decimation of terrorists and insurgents in order to secure the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said

The Minister made the remarks in Calabar at a joint press conference with Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, during a ceremony to mark the 2022 World Tourism Day.

He said infrastructure and adequate security are necessary for tourism to thrive.

“I am bold to say here that in the last three months, even our worst critics will agree that the government has gotten the handle on security issues. In the area of insecurity, I want to assure you that the worst is over,” Alhaji Mohammed said.

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He said when the situation in the country in 2015 is compared with what obtains in 2022, there is incontrovertible evidence to support the government’s position that the worst is over.

“It’s unfortunate that people who comment on insecurity fail to start from where we were in 2015 and where we are today.

“In 2015, the entire North East of the country was a no-go area. When I was appointed Minister in 2015, one of the first tasks I embarked upon was to go with a team of foreign and local journalists to the North East, in particular to Maiduguri, Kaure, Konduga and Bama, to see firsthand the effect of Boko Haram insurgency

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“That’s on 5th December 2015 and I needed air force jets to escort me from Maiduguri to Bama, which is about 68 kilometers. Apart from our convoy, we didn’t see any other vehicular traffic on the road. All the houses in Bama were destroyed by Boko Haram. There were no schools in the North East and no hospitals. Telecom services were destroyed,” the Minister said.

He said at the moment, the North East is once again accessible because of the government’s efforts.

On the economy, Alhaji Mohammed said the activities of vandals in the Niger Delta is causing the government to lose about 700,000 barrels of crude oil per day, thereby denying the government huge revenue and foreign exchange.

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He however expressed delight that the renewed deployment of technology and the synergy between government security forces and private security companies have achieved success in the fight against oil bunkering.

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