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  • 3 Hisbah guards docked for assault on a journalist in Kano

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    Three Hisbah operatives have been arraigned in court by Kano Police for allegedly assaulting Malam Abdullahi Isah, who is working as a reporter with the Kano-based Radio station, Express Radio.

  • A Different Kind of Christmas

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    Southern Kaduna Killings and Christmas Period Curfew: A Statement of Deep Concern – by The Revd Gideon Para-Mallam

     

    On Thursday December 22nd, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, met with President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the President’s backing to declare a 24 hour Curfew in three local government areas of Southern Kaduna State namely: Jema’a, Kaura and Sanga.

  • Alleged Islamization

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    Nwankwo Drags Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, Malami To Court ON JUNE 27, 2016 12:57

     

    —President Muhammad Buhari, Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have been dragged to the Federal High Court, Asaba, Delta State, over allegation of attempting to Islamize the country.

    Also joined as defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, Alhaji Abubakar Malami and the National Assembly.

  • ANOTHER LOOK AT NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING

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    BACKGROUND

    According to the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Musa Asake, Ph.D,: "the National Executive Committee (NEC) of CAN,  the Association during its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday 28th. February, 2017, passed a resolution that the National Day of Christian Protest and Mourning which earlier took place on 8th., 2017, should be repeated on Sunday 19th. March, 2017."

    In his notice passed to the Nigerian entire Christian Community,  "the (NEC) of CAN took this decision when it was brought to its attention that many Christian assemblies were not able to participate due to lack of awareness about the program. In addition, the relentless attacks of Islamist Jihadists on Christian Communities and Christians in the Nation make it imperative that Christians should consistently speak out to condemn and expose these dastardly acts."

    It was further agreed that "in view of the security situation in the country, NEC recommends that Christians should NOT engage in street protests on that day. Rather, each Congregation should gather in front of its place of worship with Placards, Banners and if possible, dress in Black, as symbolic mourning of the thousands of Christians killed by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria and discriminatory Security forces, particularly in the  East."

    Furthermore, the (NEC) of CAN  also recommended that "each local assembly should ensure sufficient Media coverage of the Protest. In particular, arrangements should be made for TV coverage. All Christian assemblies in the Diaspora should endeavor to participate in order to draw International attention to the Genocide against Christians in Nigeria. It would be recalled that on 4th. February, 2017, the US Congress declared that "Nigeria is the most dangerous Nation on earth for anyone to be a Christian."

    THE ISSUES OF CONCERN BY CAN:

    The issues for concern were neatly spelt out:

    Issues that should be highlighted during the National Day of Christian Mourning are as follows:

    1.      Murder of Christians by Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen, Muslim assailants and discriminatory Security forces.

    2.      Violation of the Federal Character Principle in the 1999 Constitution in Federal Government Appointments, particularly in Security and Education.

    3.      Harassment and intimidation of Christian leaders by the SSS/DSS.

    4.      Failure of Security Forces to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the Genocide

    5.      Non implementation of the 2014 National Conference Report. (This Report, amongst others, recommends State Police.)

    Thus, this  information was published and circulated to All National Leaders, Bloc Leaders, Zonal Chairmen, States Chairmen of CAN and Christian Leaders and all Churches were notified and well prepared.

    OBSERVATIONS

    However, it was to the dismay of the entire Christian Community that further instruction and directives were given: "that Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) again wishes to inform all Christians, both at home and abroad, that based on credible reports of concern, it has decided to suspend the Christian Day of Mourning formerly scheduled to take place globally on Sunday 19th March, 2017."

    It was further buttressed that, "The President of CAN took cognizance of the preparations that various Christian groups have made to participate in the program which was designed, in all honesty and sincerity, to mourn the death of thousands of Christians murdered by religious insurgents. Again, a Statement from the National Secretariat of CAN states that the suspension of the program was due to “misunderstanding, misinterpretation and subsequent Security concerns”.

    Some pictures and videos on Social media even shows mobilization of Assailants  into Southern Kaduna on the 16th. and 17th. of March against the Christian day of mourning which was supposed to be held on 19th. March, that could not be interpreted as coincidence.

    Thus, "Nigerian Christian assemblies were urged to have a normal Sunday Worship on 19th. March, 2017,  but should suspend any action on the Day of Mourning. Nevertheless, Christians should be careful and watchful, as further communication shall be issued by CAN in due course."

    According to the source, "In the meantime, we are all urged to remain steadfast and resolute in the Grace of God that Nigeria shall overcome the present distress and Peace shall prevail all over the Nation."

    Christians are also encouraged to keep praying steadfastly and always be evangelical, seizing every possible opportunity to share the Good News of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

    However, while the "Nigerian Christian Mourning Project" which is supposed to be a continual event in the Nation in different phases,  until the massive murder of Christians stops in the nation, is temporarily suspended, it is important to elucidate as reminder to the Christian Community the Communiqué of Parts 1, 2 & 3. These are very  important because they reinstate the purposes of the suspended "Christian Black Sunday of 19th. March, 2017 and National Protest." (Available at www.csmnigeria.org)

    CONCLUSION

    It bewilders Nigerian Christians that Christianity has come under siege and Christians are being killed, massacred and slaughtered in total violation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

    Section 38 (1) “Every person shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom (either alone or in community with others, and in public or in private) to manifest and propagate his religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance.”

    The responsibility of the Government is to uphold the sanctity of the Constitution and ensure the protection of all the citizens. Section 14 (1)b of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) states: “the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government:

    No reasonable person would be satisfied with the present state of affairs of Nigeria. We therefore call upon those in Government to ensure that the Constitution of Nigeria remains sacrosanct.

  • CAN Bloc Leader Kidnapped

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    The leader of TEKAN/ECWA Bloc of CAN, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Dziggau, was today (Monday 21st March) kidnapped by unknown persons in Kaduna state.

    It is believed that the kidnap is not unconnected with subterranean moves being made by some forces in the country to influence the election of the next President of Christian Association of Nigeria. The incumbent President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, is expected to leave office in July 2016.

    Rev. Dr. Dziggau, according to people close to him, has consistently resisted pressures to support undue interference in the election process to produce the next President of CAN, a stand which has drawn the anger of some influential Christians in government. He has been heard to express his neutrality openly.

    Please pray for the safety and release of Rev. Dr. Dzzigau. The Church is facing perilous times.

  • Casualties As Imamship Tussle Disrupts Juma’at Prayers In Kaduna

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    Juma’at prayers were on Friday disrupted in Kaduna, following disagreements between Imams and their followers over who leads Juma’at prayers at Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque.

    Many worshipers, who were already on ground for prayers, sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of the disagreement, which disrupted the Juma’at prayers.

  • Chibok Girls: Emmanuel Ogebe Responds to Slur By Women Affairs Minister

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    FGN’S DECEIT ON CHIBOK GIRLS IN US

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    –          Response of Barrister Emmanuel Ogebe


    My attention was drawn to a press conference held by the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, recently in which she claimed to be coming to the rescue of Chibok girls in the US. The minister alleged that some Chibok girls were taken to the US “under the guise” of going to school but that they were instead kept by “one Emmanuel” and were never in school. The minister’s defamatory comments are demonstrably deceptive and intentionally false as can easily be seen in the following.


    1. Hajiya Aisha claims no contact was made with the government of Nigeria before the 10 Chibok girls in our program were sponsored to the US. The girls left for US in 2014. Senator Aisha was nominated a government minister in 2015 more than a year after they departed for US. She has no competence to speak on what transpired before she came into office. Thus obviously her statements were false.


    2. In September 2015, one of the Chibok girls was invited by a former Prime Minister of UK to speak during the UN General Assembly. As a courtesy, we went to pay our respect to President Buhari who was himself also in New York for UNGASS. The SSA to the wife of the President mentioned to us that another set of Chibok girls had come to see her before their departure to US in 2015. At the time the president’s entourage was in New York, Hajiya Aisha had not even become a minister so again she could not speak authoritatively to what preceded her appointment.


    3. In October, diplomats of the embassy visited the girls’ in both schools they were attending.


    4. Prior to now, the girls had visited the embassy of Nigeria on multiple occasions:
    a. In November 2014 on a courtesy call to the head of chancery
    b. In April 2015 to obtain a replacement passport for one of the girls who lost her passport
    c. In June 2015 when they were hosted to lunch by the ambassador late Prof Adefuye
    Again, the minister would not have the competence to speak to this as she was still litigating her ill-fated bid to govern Taraba state.


    5. In March 2016, the minister and myself were scheduled panellists at the United Nation’s Consultation on the Status of Women in New York where her ministry had invited me to speak on the issue of Chibok. I was duly accredited by both the consulate of Nigeria and the United Nation as a resource person.


    6. In April 2016, I was invited to Nigeria to present a briefing to the presidency on the Chibok girls at Aso Rock presidential villa where we gave a status report of the girls’ performance after 2 years.


    7. I visited Chibok parents in the northeast including Mr. Paul Ali and presented to him a photo album of his daughter’s scholastic and other activities.


    8. Mr Ali gave an interview to the media team accompanying US ambassador to the UN Samantha Powers and spoke glowingly of how well his daughter was doing in school in the US.


    9. A member of the cabinet recommended I see the Minister of Women’s Affairs as she was responsible for Chibok issues. However even though I attended a CSO roundtable at the ministry of Women’s Affairs, Hajiya Aisha was still abroad for medical treatment.
    Accordingly, it is not only abundantly clear that the current administration is fully aware that the girls are in US schools before and after the minister was appointed but it is also quite clear that I am not an unknown person but have been actively engaged on providing updates to various levels of government at home and abroad including the US Congress, the United Nations and the FGN.


    The minister’s bizarre allegations raise the question whether she is simply guilty of ignorance or whether she is executing a script by intentionally misleading the general public and the media by her blatantly false remarks.
    While we note that the minister has been absent from her office for several months due to her ill-health, one would have expected she would be properly briefed to avoid embarrassing the government of Nigeria by these obvious lies she has peddled to the public. However it appears that this is not mere incompetence or laziness but a carefully orchestrated campaign of deceit.


    1. According to the minister, she was directed by the president to go and meet the Chibok parents. Since the president of Nigeria knows and was fully aware that the Chibok girls were in school, the only logical conclusion is that he either failed to properly brief his minister of the truth or the president intentionally withheld the truth from her in furtherance of a hidden agenda. Whether the minister goofed in doing her basic homework or whether she was set up by the president, it is clear that this major blunder has only portrayed the government in the eyes of the reasoning public as being dubious, ill-informed, uninformed, misinformed or untrustworthy.


    2. According to the minister, she just discovered on Friday September 9 that there were five additional Chibok girls in the US apart from the 10 I brought to US schools. Again this is a deeply damning and self-incriminating statement. It reveals the government of Nigeria not only doesn’t know where the abducted 218 Chibok girls are but they do not know where the 56 escaped Chibok girls are either. This is a major embarrassment for Nigeria to announce to the world without any sense of shame that two years after their escape, the FGN has misplaced, lost track or doesn’t know the whereabouts of the escaped girls. This is all the more disconcerting as the FGN has collected millions of dollars from Japan, UK, US and others because of the Chibok girls’ abductions and till date has not sponsored a single escaped girl back to school.
    We have a lot more information on those who have really taken advantage of the situation. However in view of the ongoing Sallah holiday, we want to give an opportunity to those who may have erred in their conduct, whether by omission or commission to use the time for sober reflection, repentance and course correction and behavioural change.
    Indeed it is a key tenet of the Islamic religion to provide assistance to the poor. For those who have despised and disparaged our assistance to the poor Chibok girls, be advised that he who gives to the poor lends to God. Our recognition and reward comes from Him. If you deny it, it doesn’t change the divinity of the generosity and you may well attract wrath upon yourselves.
    Once again, we call on the Government of Nigeria to use the Sallah break to seek how best to release the girls in Sambisa, how to resuscitate an economy in recession, how to recover its rapidly dwindling goodwill at home and abroad and to stop creating chaos and confusion for victims, activists and humanitarians, including the BBOG movement which is similarly under siege by this administration.
    We wish the good  people of Nigeria a Happy Sallah and wish the minister quick recovery.


    BELOW IS A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MINISTER’S COMMENTS AS PRESENTED IN THE MEDIA


    INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY: FGN ON CHIBOK GIRLS USA

    Foundation takes over sponsorship of 10 Chibok girls studying in U.S.


    The Federal Government announced on Friday that the Murtala Muhammed Foundation has taken over full sponsorship of five out of the 10 students of Government Secondary School (GSS) Chibok, Borno, currently studying in the U.S.
    ANALYSIS: FGN announced the takeover of sponsorship of the Chibok girls in US since May 2016. After about three months, they have failed to maintain this and have abdicated this responsibility by having another organization takeover unless this was the grand design from the very beginning.
    The Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, made this known shortly after meeting with parents of the girls in Maiduguri. Alhassan said that the Foundation took over the sponsorship after it was approached by government, explaining that the girls were part of the 10 taken to the U.S. by some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on the guise of taking them to school.
    ANALYSIS: While we maintained 12 girls in the US for 2 years, the whole FGN is unable to maintain 7 girls in the US for just three months and went begging for help from Murtala Mohammed Foundation.
    She said “what happened was that the girls escaped from Boko Haram captivity and returned home to Chibok. “But some NGOs and religious organisations approached the parents with offers to take them away from the area due to the trauma.”
    ANALYSIS: The FGN specifically mentions that it was a religious organization thus exposing its hidden religious agenda.
    Alhassan added that the parents accepted to release the girls without notifying government and that the NGOs took the girls to U.S. on the guise of sending them to school. “Government was not part of the arrangement because nobody was contacted,” the minister said.
    ANALYSIS: The current administration was not in power when the girls left in 2014 so the minister is straight out lying when she says no one was contacted. More so the minister herself has been out of her office on sick leave abroad for several months this year.
    She, however, said that the parents petitioned the Federal Government that they had received negative reports on the girls. “The parents sent information to government that they heard that the girls were not in school in the U.S. and that government should intervene in the matter.
    ANALYSIS: How did the parents in remote Chibok receive such information on happenings which did not come from the girls if it didn’t come from the embassy of Nigeria?
    “We investigated the matter through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Embassy in the U.S. and found it to be true. “Our investigations corroborated the parents claim that the girls were not taken to school, rather, they were being used by the NGOs to make money.
     
    ANALYSIS: Please view EXHIBIT A picture of Nigerian embassy official while on visitation to Chibok girls in school in October 2015 proving that the minister flat out lied. Secondly, the embassy school visit photo was taken in October 2015 but the parents’ alleged “petition” was in May 2016 (six months after the embassy visited the school.)
    “But government does not take responsibility over someone else mistake.” Alhassan said President Muhammadu Buhari ordered her to meet with the parents over the issue, “so, I have come here to meet with the parents and we have discussed, I have told them the options available.
    ANALYSIS: If government doesn’t take responsibility, why did they take responsibility which was announced on NTA news in May 2016? This means the govt. has once again taken one step forward and two steps backward in the on-going masquerade festival of policy summersault, promise annulment and all round miasmic confusion.
    Why is the minister only now discussing options with the parents after the government has already taken action? Action before analysis is a symptom of poor governance.
     “What we can do is to talk to some donor agencies that we are working with so that they can take up the sponsorship of the girls. “Consequently, I am happy to say that the Murtala Muhammad Foundation has taken over the sponsorship of five out of the 10 girls. “They have found schools for them and they are doing well.”
    ANALYSIS: The FGN is begging donors to help them sponsor the expenses of girls whom FGN took out of their scholarship schools to expensive schools. In other words, the minister is using the Chibok girls to raise money to sponsor them in school.
    She noted that the remaining five girls were still in the custody of two individuals in the U.S., saying “we understood that a white man has two of the girls, while one Emmanuel, a Nigerian, is keeping three, also in the U.S.”
    ANALYSIS: After the combined investigation of the embassy and the ministry of foreign affairs, the minister concluded that one “white man” has two girls in a country of over 60 million Whites.
    Alhassan said that the Murtala Muhammad Foundation had also signified interest in taking the two girls from the white man. “We spoke with Aisha Muhammad, the Chairperson of the Foundation and she agreed to take over the sponsorship of the two girls with the white man.
    ANALYSIS:The Minister in using a racial statement to describe the whereabout of the two girls, intentionally avoids the fact that they are at a school where the FGN put them in June until their deal with the “White Man” broke down. See excerpt from the “White Man’s” website as at when the Nigerian government took the girls to him in June 2016:
    “CCA provides complete transparency in the operation of its Chibok Girls Scholarship Fund.  Reports of all income and disbursements have been provided to multiple agencies and officials of the American and Nigerian governments and to reporters from selected media companies such as CNN and TIME magazine. Copies are also provided to Christian relief organizations in the United States and the Murtala Muhammed Foundation in Nigeria. And finally, copies are provided to the CCA Chibok girls themselves.”
    Note also that the White Man has a scholarship fund that he is accounting to the FGN but Minister says the Murtala Mohammed Foundation will sponsor them. This means double budgeting or budget padding for the same purpose to possible create a leakage pipeline. Rather than use US funds, the MMF will bring dollars from Nigeria at exchange rate $ = 425 to “takeover” sponsorship from the “White Man.” How is this economically sustainable or is the government going to give Murtala Mohammed Foundation favourable forex at official price?
    “But she declined to extend the scholarship to three of the girls with Emmanuel.” She said it was discovered that there were other five Chibok girls in the U.S. also studying apart from the 10. “Today during our discussions, we realised that there was a first group of five girls taken to the U.S. “But the parents said that they were in touch with them and the girls are in good hands,” Alhassan said.
    ANALYSIS: The government has only today September 9, 2016 discovered that there are additional five escaped Chibok girls in USA! This means not only does the Nigerian government not know where the abducted girls are, they have lost track of even the escaped girls.
    If the girls with Emmanuel are not in school, why have they declined to assist them with scholarships to go to school? In effect, they government created or identified a fake solution and is looking for a problem to solve. After creating an imaginary problem, it has now failed to apply the solution so the problem remains unsolved.


    Once again we call on the Federal Government to apologize for this obvious falsehood. We also urge the president to allow the Minister of Women’s to recuperate properly from her ill-health and catch up properly on what she has missed before embarking on any further serious national assessment so as not to embarrass the government again.


    Emmanuel Ogebe, Esq.


    Washington DC USA
    September 12, 2016

  • Court discharges suspected killers of Christian woman in Kano over blasphemy

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    Five suspects, who were remanded in prison custody over the killing of one Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme, a trader in Kano State, for alleged blasphemy, have been discharged.

    It would be recalled that the 74-year old Bridget Agbaheme was allegedly killed by the suspects on June 2, 2016, in Kano.

  • Disarm Fulani herdsmen, Anglican church tells FG

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    The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has called on the Federal Government to take urgent actions to “disarm all Fulani herdsmen ravaging the country.”

    The church, which premised its demand on the need to stem the wave of attacks and killings of harmless farmers in the country, also called on the Christian Association of Nigeria to map out strategies to curb the killings of Christians in the country.

  • Discriminatory Appointments against Non-Muslims in Nigeria

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    Islamist Jihadists of the Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri Ethnic Nationalities, who are Negroid immigrants to Nigeria, are pushing the nation to an implosion. It is therefore imperative that the remaining 386 Ethnic Nationalities of Nigeria should, as a matter of priority, convene a Conference to demonstrate to the few Islamist Jihadists of the three Ethnic Nationalities the grave danger of Islamism as a system of governance.  Nigerians are reminded that the present distress in the nation is not an act of God but man-made. The brazen and audacious imposition of Islamist Jihadists into key positions in the country is not an expression of religious piety but a deliberate manipulation of religion for cultural and political domination by three Ethnic Groups. This Agenda commenced in 1975 after the overthrow of General Gowon. The Islamist Jihadists are a violent and domineering strain of Islam rejected by mainstream Muslims.

  • Editorial: OIC Schemes Against Nigeria (Part 1)

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    The OIC has for years been scheming to snare the oil-rich price of Nigeria. The oil reserves of Nigeria, combined with the petrol-wealth of other OIC countries, are the KEY to the strategy for the Islamization of Africa and the world. Billions of dollars lie in Nigeria’s oil deposits.

  • Editorial: The disclosure of an Islamic conspiracy to Islamize Nigeria (Part 2)

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    (Continued from previous Editorial)

    The documented resolutions in the Secret Document revealed at the Islamic Council, London, are: to further support the establishment and application of Sharia to all Muslim states to ensure the appointment of only Muslims into strategic national and international posts of Member Nations,

  • Emir condemns child marriage, many children; calls for relevant laws to enforce it

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    The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido, has shared his opinion on child marriage, condemning and describing the act as unhealthy. The Emir categorically said he is against child marriage in the Muslim community, even as he urged relevant authorities to create a law that would punish those, who give birth and allowed their children to suffer.

  • Ethnic Nationalities: Adamawa Under Siege

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    ADAMAWA STATE AND INCESSANT ATTACKS BY FULANI HERDSMEN: A CALL TO ACTION FOR ETHNIC NATIONALITIES!

    Attention:

    The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

    The Governor of Adamawa State

    Inspector General of Police

    Director General of State Security Services

    The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

    The Federal House of Representatives

    Adamawa State House of Assembly

    All Church Leaders

    All Muslim Leaders

    Adamawa State Emirate Council

    All Ethnic Nationalities

    Dear Adamawa State Ethnic Nationalities,

    The constitution of an Administrative Panel by the Adamawa State Government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the intermittent attacks on the Kadomon, Koh and Tambo communities of the State did not come to us as a surprise since it has almost become a routine and painful tradition for governments to venture in to such actions without coming with a result oriented outcome.

  • FG resorts to Islamic Bond to fund budget! Islamisation loading?

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    LAGOS—As the pressure on federal revenue mounts following steady decline in oil revenue, the Federal Government would be resorting to a Sukuk Bond for funding the widening budget deficit.

    Sukuk is a financial certificate, similar to the traditional government bond, but complies with Sharia, Islamic religious law.

  • Fresh Attacks In Southern Kaduna: Many Feared Killed As Students Flee; College Of Education Shut Down

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    Many have been allegedly killed, while students of students of College of Education, Gidan Waya in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State fled in numbers, following renewed attacks launched against the people of Southern Kaduna by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Thursday.

    An eyewitness account said that many of the students, who ran away for their lives into the bush, were yet to be seen by their parents, while some spent nights hiding in the bush.

  • From The Heart of an Honest Muslim!

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    "I am a  Muslim by faith, a Christian by spirit, a Jew by  heart, and above all I am a  human being."


    Dr. Hamid is an Egyptian scholar and author of the following  article... 

  • Hold El-rufai Responsible for the Killings in Goska Village, Jema'a LG, Kaduna State

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    PRESS STATEMENT

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    Southern Kaduna Peoples' Union (SOKAPU)

    26th Dec. 2016

     

    Once again the Southern Kaduna Peoples' Union (SOKAPU) has had to painfully send out condolences to the murdered people of Goska village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Ironically, on a day that our people ought to be joyously celebrating the Christmas festivities, was the day they were reduced to burying their loved ones, treating the wounded in hospitals and coping with a fresh batch of internally displaced people of Goska village whose houses were burnt down. 

  • Huriwa To Buhari: How Dare You Release Boko Haram terrorist (Kabiru Sokoto) While Innocent Nnamdi Kanu Is Languishing In Prison? Deny It If It's A Lie

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    The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to tell Nigerians if he has freed Kabiru Sokoto, who is the only Boko Haram terrorist convicted for the killing of over 50 worshippers at the Mandalla Catholic Church near Abuja.

    HURIWA recalled that only few months back, Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court in Abuja had sentenced to life imprisonment Mallam Kabiru Abu baker Dikko (aka Kabiru Sokoto) and as at 2015, he was being held in Kuje prison following his conviction over his role in connection with the 2011 Christmas Day bombing of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Mandalla, Niger State.
    The blast in respect of which he was given life conviction, claimed about 44 lives and wounded 75 others.

    The National Coordinator of HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, in a statement yesterday, recalled specifically that prior to his sentencing, the terror mastermind, Sokoto, was accused of withholding information on the plan to bomb St. Theresa Church.

    The non-governmental organisations (NGO) called to remembrance that Sokoto was also charged with failure to disclose the plan to law-enforcement officer as soon as practicable, an offence contrary to Section 7(1) and punishable under Section 33(1) of Terrorism and Prevention Act 2011.

    Part of the statement read: “Sokoto was further accused of supporting act of terrorism by training 500 men and inciting them to commit terrorist act, contrary to Section 4(1)(a) and punishable under Section 33(1)(b) of Terrorism and Prevention Act 2011.

    “The accused allegedly facilitated the commission of terrorist act to wit by planting and encouraging some boys (now at large) at Mabira, Sokoto in Sokoto State with the intention to bomb the police headquarters and some other government agencies in the state. "The alleged offence is contrary to Section 15(2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004 and punishable under the same Act.”

    However, HURIWA has affirmed that since the current President Buhari administration accepted to free some Boko Haram terrorists being detained in exchange for the elusive Chibok school girls allegedly kidnapped over two years ago, the social media platforms are replete with reports of the release of this notorious terror mastermind who is one of the very few already convicted.

    The rights group said it would amount to dancing on the graves of the innocent souls slaughtered by these terrorists for the current government to enter into this sort of satanic arrangements to set free a man who plotted the bombing of a Catholic Church filled up with worshippers thereby resulting in the slaughter of scores of Nigerians including babies and the elderly.

    HURIWA also lambasted the current federal government for failing to aggressively prosecute the terror suspects in detention but has decided to engage in subterranean deals with dreaded armed terrorists for whatever considerations which are however unconstitutional, illegal and undemocratic.

    The rights group also asked the president to address Nigerians and clear the impression that his government has decidedly released a hardened terrorist convicted for his crimes against humanity even when political prisoners like Mr. Nnamdi Kanu is languishing in prison.

    Source: Thisday Live

  • Is this Islamization of Christian Children?

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    Comments: I have attached some very controversial portions of the curriculum as it relates to religion. It is rather unfortunate that this curriculum was approved by President Goodluck Jonathan's administration who is supposed to be a Christian from the South-South when Prof. Mrs Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa'i was minister of Education. It is more annoying that Chief (Barr) Ezenwo Nyesom Wike was the Honourable Minister of State for Education at the time or approval. Wike is the current Governor of Rivers State, another Christian from the South-South and to worsen matters, the document was signed by Prof Godwill Obioma: a Christian Iboman!!

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