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Governor Ugwuanyi Directs Immediate Rebuilding Of Mosques Destroyed During Protest In Nsukka

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The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has directed that mosque destroyed by Protesters in the Nsukka area of the state should be rebuilt immediately.

The Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, Hon. Cosmos Ugwueze announced this when he visited the location of the damaged mosque.

Ugwueze said the State Government is saddened at the turn of the event that led to the mosque’s damage.

“What happened last Saturday was unfortunate because, for many decades, there has been a peaceful coexistence between the Muslims and Igbo community here in Nsukka.

“I want to assure you of the government’s determination to make Enugu State habitable for all irrespective of tribe or religion.

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“His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on whose instance I undertook this visit, has directed that the mosques be rebuilt.

“That is why I am here to convey this message to you and to also assure you that the State Government also directed that all the properties lost will be replaced,” he stated.

He also commended the Muslims in the community for handling the issue maturely.

“I commend your leaders for the manner through which this matter is being handled. Call back your members to return to their lawful and legitimate business without fear of attack or harassment as the government has restored normalcy,” he said.

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In his response, the Chief Imam of Nsukka Central Mosque, Yakubu Omeh, thanked the Chairman for coming and promising to rebuild the mosque, stressing that the damage of their place of worship won’t affect their relationship with the Nsukka people.

“We will play our own part to make sure that there is peace and harmony across all tribes and religions.

“I was surprised on the attack on our mosque because the Muslim community has enjoyed a cordial relationship with Nsukka people as some of us are indigenes of the LG.

Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

“For many decades, we have been living as brothers and sisters.

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“Your visit today and promise to rebuild the damaged mosques have shown the volume of care and love the government has for the Muslim community in Nsukka,” he said.

 

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Toto Chief Imam Calls On Muslims Not To Take Qur’anic Recitation For Granted

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Onairo Muhammad Bashir, Toto.

Muslim ummah has been advised to put into consideration the Qur’anic recitation as Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Mallam Yahaya Ramalan, The Chief Imam of Toto Central Mosque, disclose this on Friday during the ongoing 3-Day Qur’anic recitation competition in Toto Central Mosque.

The cleric urge parents to enroll their children into the Islamic education added that the importance of the Holy Qur’an will earned them good rewards in future.

On his part, The chairman Local Organising Committee (LOC), Alhaji Usman B. Ahmed appreciated all invited guests and dignitaries who grace the important event.

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He however, warned the participants to be mindful of their utterances and abide by rules of the recitation in order to avoid unnecessary blame on the judges for their inability to make it final stage.

Also speaking at the occasion, the chairman, Jama’atul Nasrul Islam (JNI), Alhaji Saidu Dikko, expressed satisfaction with the level of peaceful coexistence exhibited by the scholars and teachers especially towards inculcating moral value into the participants during their coaching time.

According to Hon. Dikko, the competition is taken place at the regional headquarters of the local government area, which he name Toto, Umaisha and Gadabuke respectively.

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The event had in attendance students, teachers and scholars within and outside the LGA.

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Islamic Group Alerts NSA Over Imminent Religious Crises In Kogi

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Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

National Security Adviser, (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd)

An Islamic group in Okene local government area of Kogi state, ‘Righteous On-Lookers Association’ has raised alarm over threat to peace following the lingering crises rocking the area on the appointment of Chief Imam.

Worried by the ugly situation, the group has appealed to the National Security Adviser, (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), to prevail on Kogi State Government to put in place procedure for the appointment of a substantive Chief Imam of Okene Central Mosque.

The appeal was contained in a letter addressed to the office of the national security adviser titled “Security alarm -The pending leadership crises over Imamship of Okene central juma’at mosque” signed by the patron of the association , Ahmed Adoke copies which were made available to newsmen in Okene on Sunday.

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Adoke lamented that the yet to be resolved Imamship crises has pitched two Islamic group; the Tijaniya and Ansarul Islamic Society of Nigeria in the area against each other as a result of disagreement on the mode of ascension to the position of Chief Imam of the central Juma’at mosque in Okene.

According to him “Our concern is that instead of addressing the mode of ascension that has generated palpable tension, Kogi State Government waded in and appointed one of the contenders as acting chief Imam for an indefinite period.

“Thus giving the appointee an undue advantage over other contenders, a situation that seems to have generated more tension in the area.”

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He pointed out that part of the consequences of Kogi State government’s action was the recent violent clash between supporters of the two Islamic groups putting the area in an unnecessary apprehension.

While calling on the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to as a matter of urgency do the needful to avoid further crises that can snowball into massive killings and destructions of property, Adoke cautioned that religious crises can be more disastrous than political crises if urgent steps are not taken.

“As much as we appreciated and commended the quick intervention of the state governor , His Excellency Governor Yahaya Bello immediately after the demise of Late Chief Imam Alhaji Musa Galadima, we still appeal to your honourable office and other Islamic Authority to act promptly in order to avert further crises against the existing peace we are enjoying in Kogi State.

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“This association is of the candid view that the leadership (Imam) crises has gotten to a level that calls for attention of your respected office, especially when considered the fact of the strategic location of Okene town as a gateway between north and southern parts of the country” he said.

National Security Adviser, (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd)

While appealing to the two warring Islamic sects to exercise utmost restraint in the interest of peace and the comfort of Islam that both parties propagate, Adoke drew the attention of those fuelling the crises directly or indirectly to bear in mind that the consequences of any crises can not be underestimated, noting that “no one can predict the end result”

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Pastor Gifts Woman Cash After Delivering Her Of Throat Cancer

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The senior Pastor of household of Mercy and Deliverance Ministry, Lokoja Kogi state, Prophet Gideon today gift an ailing mother cash after delivering her of throat cancer.

The woman who gave birth shortly after the death of her husband was severely suffering from throat cancer, feeding from hand to mouth until her encounter with the man of God that put final rest to her disturbing predicament.

Gideon offered a cash gift of Fifty Thousand Naira (50,000) to help establish small business, also promised the sum of fifteen thousand Naira (15,000) on monthly basis as part of his contributions to the well-being of disadvantaged people.

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The woman who was overwhelmed with joy and euphoria while receiving the cash gift, noted that she never expected such magnanimity from a man of God, as such is rear in the present days, she further explained how she has continually visited many places in the search of solution to the difficult often experience in her throat.

” I don’t know where to begin from, I haven’t encoutered such show of love before, until this time, may Almighty God bless the prophet and appreciate him abundantly for coming to the aid of my kind” she said

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