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Coalition of Nigerian Muslim Professionals says it is on same page with Kukah

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***ECWA says he spoke its mind, so no harm must happen to him

A coalition of Nigerian Muslim professionals has condemned attacks on Bishop Matthew Kukah on account of his Christmas Day Message in which he upbraided President Muhammadu Buhari for his nepotic tendencies.
The group warned that unless nation’s leaders sit up, the country would be heading towards a failed state.
This was just as the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) on Tuesday also declared that there is nothing new about what Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah said on the acts of nepotism by President Muhammadu Buhari and the state of insecurity in the country.

The coalition of Nigerian Muslim professionals
in a statement by its National Coordinator, Prof. Mohammed Inuwa, noted that while President Muhammadu Buhari might mean well for the country, it however faulted some actions taken by his administration which it observed are not in any way promoting unity.
They specifically warned against attempts aimed at twisting the Bishop’s message to mean that he endorsed coup, stressing that contrary to those promoting such insinuations, the revered Bishop was too learned to support such ignoble path to installing leadership.
It pointedly said that Nigerians with conscience would not fall to the antics of those twisting the Bishop’s message for selfish reasons, adding that having followed Bishop Kukah’s activities and preachings since the days of the military, the group said that it is convinced that not too many Nigerians took the interest of the country at heart like Kukah.

It commended Bishop Kukah for what it described as “his boldness to speak truth to power,” even as they questioned the decency of those attacking him over the Christmas Day message.

Inuwa said that it is completely wrong for some sponsored faceless group being promoted by selfish people in leadership position to silence truth to be attacking Bishop Kukah, who it noted did not in any way called for coup, saying the Bishop is too learned to go that way.
According to the statement; “We stand completely with Bishop Kukah. This government must be fair to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe and religion”.
“We strongly condemn the wrong approach taken to respond to a message by a patriotic Nigerian by these incompetent people working to derail the president’s agenda”.
The Coalition of Nigerian Muslim Professionals said the country would be a great place to live if there were up to three persons like the Catholic Bishop, saying those who were hiding from the truth were doing so for their personal interests.
The group therefore tasked President Buhari to see the Bishop’s message as a wake-up call with a view to adjusting his policies and programmes for the betterment of the Nigeria and Nigerians.
It further said; “Even during the military era where people dreaded the powers that be at the time, Bishop Kukah, who was then a Catholic priest spoke truth to those at the helm of affairs without fear or favour. He has shown through his actions all the years that he is a true son of Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.
“We should support him for being bold enough to come out to speak what many Nigerians know is the truth but afraid to speak out for fear of the leadership.
“While we must admit that President Muhammad Buhari means well for the nation, we must say that most people in his government are grossly incompetent and don’t deserve to stay around power even in an uncivilized space,” it so declared.
The group said it would not shy away from the truth even though most of the president’s actions drawing criticisms were in favour of its region.
This is as it condemned what it described as “the glaring marginalization” of the Igbo in every facet of national life, saying the development is not in any way promoting national cohesion which nationalists that laid down their lives for the country’s independence wanted.
ECWA in a statement by its General Secretary, Rev. Yunusa Sabo Nmadu Jnr. said that Bishop Kukah spoke the minds of majority of Nigerians, warning that it would resist any attempt by any group or agency of Government to harm him, stressing that “Enough of this intimidation”.

It pointedly said that as a matter of fact, Nepotism under General Buhari administration is topnotch, adding that this administration has a first class in nepotism and maladministration.
This is as it also said that the style of governance to silent dissenting voices by the Major General Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is unacceptable and must be resisted.
ECWA therefore urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgent national importance immediately take steps towards addressing those concerns raised by Bishop Kukah, rather than sponsoring fake groups to attack the revered Bishop.

The statement further states; “There is no denying the fact that Nigeria under General Buhari is now a centre of bloodshed. Killings, banditry, kidnappings and all forms of insecurities are now the order of the day. The President should face the job for which he swore to. Mr. President, fulfill your campaign promises, secure the country and make life better for all of us.
“The earlier this administration take steps to addressing these genuine concerns and stop living in denial, the better for them and the country.
“This country belongs to all of us. And No section of this country should be made superior than the other. We are bonafide citizens with equal rights. Enough of this shenanigans,” it stressed.

The ECWA General Secretary said he has read so many reactions to the Christmas message of the respected Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, with many of them coming from Muslim and Northern groups.
He noted that some of “these uncharitable” groups have even called for the arrest of our revered Bishop.
In the words of Nmadu Jnr.; “Arrest a man that spoke the minds of millions of Nigerian? They must be joking.
“We invite the international community and Nigerians to hold General Buhari and his government responsible should anything happen to Bishop Kukah. We are watching”.

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UN Rescue Services worries, Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb with 10m out of school children

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United Nations Rescue Services has raised concern that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder with over 10m out of school children roaming the streets that are available as easy recruits by insurgency.
The UN International Chairman, security and intelligence, African Affairs Ambassador Steve Madila who spoke in Abuja at a media briefing on Wednesday said they are developing vocational  training centers of minimum 3 months and maximum 1 year to keep the out of school children busy as the idle mind is the devils workshop.

He said, the United Nations program on eradication of extreme poverty and hunger was born in 2021 to advocate on sustainable development goals. 
“Before the year 2000 we heard about the Millenium Development goals. It was established because the UN carried out research and found out that about 2.5 billion people on planet earth were living below poverty line and their definition of living below poverty line is if you can not afford to spend at least $2 per day on yourself. 

“$2 is less than N1000. In Nigeria poverty walks on its two legs, there are some people that go out and don’t come back to their houses until another 6pm”

“In Nigeria 50,000,000 bags of cement was  delivered in IDP camps in  the north east, to deliver affordable housing with a minimum of 5,000, 000 naira Nigerians that are 18 years old can have access to affordable housing project. “Our goal is to deliver at least 10,000 housing units across the 6 political zones of Nigeria. The condition for giving you a house that will last a 1000 years.”Civil servants and people in the informal sectors like barbers, taxi drivers that can accumulate between  300,000 to 500,000 can choose from a one bedroom to a two bedroom bungalow, and above. 
“We target people who have lost hope of owning houses of their own and 40 federal Government agencies including NNPC NTA , radio Nigeria, DSS, EFCC,ICPC and the police whoare in dire need for houses because government cannot provide housing for them.  “These have made us to expand our project to 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT.”
He said they will also bring about revolutionary health services in the 6 geopolitical zones  such that it would be made medical hub with 1000 hospitals dedicated to women and children. “These hospitals must have international airport facility to cater for patients in the state that need surgery.  

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Senate puts off plenary to mourn death of N’Assembly members

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Senate puts off plenary to mourn death of N’Assembly members


The Senate, upon resumption from its two weeks recess, on Tuesday again adjourned plenary till Wednesday, 14th March, 2021, as a mark of honour for two members of the National Assembly that died recently

The upper chamber thereafter held a minute silence in honour of both lawmakers who are members of the House of Representatives. 

The decision to suspend plenary was is in tandem with the tradition of the National Assembly, following a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, and seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. 

The Senate Leader said, “The passing away of two members of the National Assembly by names of Honourable Haruna Maitala, who until his demise represented Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, and who we lost on 2nd April, 2021, in a ghastly motor accident.

“The second loss we suffed, was that of another Honourable member, Hon. Suleiman Aliyu Lere, representing Lere Federal Constituency from Kaduna State, whom we also lost on 6th April , 2021.”

Abdullahi added: “Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues, I rise in accordance with our tradition, to move a two motions: one for the suspension on all other items scheduled for consideration on the order paper today; [And] also another motion for this Distinguished chamber to observe one minute silence in honour of the departed, I so move.”

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, while putting the motion to a voice vote which was unanimously supported by Senators, described the demise of the two lawmakers as “another sad development in the National Assembly”.

The upper chamber, thereafter, held a minute silence in honour of the deceased lawmakers before adjourning plenary till Wednesday, 14th April, 2021.

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Ramadan fast commences Tuesday as Sultan of Sokoto sights the moon

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Ramadan fast commences Tuesday as Sultan of Sokoto sights the moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has announced the commencement of Ramadan having sighted the moon.

The Sultan in a live broadcast on Monday announced that the Ramadan fast will begin on Tuesday.
He admonished Muslims to ensure strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol during the Ramadan period.
The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon.

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