1) President of Kwara Baptist church warns Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq
The President of Kwara Baptist Conference, Reverend Victor Dada, has warned the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration and Muslims in the state not to take the gentleness of Christians for weakness.
He stated this while describing the Kwara government as government of the Muslim, by the Muslim and for the Muslim.
Dada said this in a statement on Wednesday following the clash between Christians and Muslims at the First Baptist Church Surulere, Ilorin, Kwara State.
He said that no amount of pressure will make the schools allow the use of hijabs, adding that their schools are grant-aided and not public schools.
" The Muslims and the government should not take our gentleness for weakness.
" We shall not allow the use of hijab in our schools. We will defend our faith and defend our inheritance. We demand that the government should return our schools.”
2) Nigeria export timber but imports tooth pick- Dino Melaye
Former Senator who represented the Kogi West Senatorial District in the 8th Assembly, Dino Melaye, has mimicked the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over alleged bad governance.
The former senator, in a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Thursday, alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration was full of corruption, nepotism and maladministration.
He lamented that the country only export raw materials and subsequently import finished goods made of the same materials.
We export crude oil only to import refined products of crude oil, export cocoa only to import chocolate, we export timber and import furnitures including toothpick… Etc.
3) Islamic scholars presses Ganduje to lift ban on Sheikh Kabara
Islamic scholars under the aegis of Nigeria Council of Ulamas on Thursday appealed to Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, to urgently lift the ban placed on a popular cleric in the state, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara and open his mosque.
The appeal was made by the Acting National Chairman of the council, Sheikh Dan’azumi Tafawa Balewa, while addressing journalists in his residence in Bauchi.
He submitted that it would be fair to allow Kabara to freely express himself just as those against him were being allowed to enjoy their rights and privileges of saying their perspectives and propagating their teachings and even verbally attacking him.
" We humbly appeal to the learned governor and experienced politician, Ganduje whom we respect and cherish to peruse and learn to adopt the application of the Qur’anic injunctions in which Allah ordered him as a leader to do justice and provide level playing ground to all his subjects.”
4) Biafra war veteran, Ohuabunwa speaks
The President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Mazi Ohuabunwa says the ethnic groups complaining of injustice and marginalisation in Nigeria will always demand self-determination.
He stated that agitations for independence across the globe are tools used by federating units of a country to seek justice from the central government.
Ohuabunwa told SaharaReporters on Wednesday while speaking about different agitations across the country prominently from Igbo and Yoruba people, seeking Biafra nation and the Oduduwa Republic respectively.
Ohuabunwa, however, said the disintegration of a country cannot be done by a certain aggrieved group, rather it has to be discussed by all groups involved.
" All the agitations will go on in as much as there is no effort made to assuage the feelings to correct and repair every perception or every feeling of injustice or maltreatment or marginalisation. There are too many unhappy people in this country. How do we turn this country into a place of happiness for all of us? Like I said, if we want to create a republic, we can sit down and discuss.”
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