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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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2021 Eid-el-kabir: – Chief Danjuma Gegu Enjoins Muslims To Share With Others To Attract Allah’s Blessings

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2021 Eid-el-kabir: – Chief Danjuma Gegu Enjoins Muslims To Share With Others To Attract Allah’s Blessings

 

 

 

 

By: Joshua Adinoyi

As Muslims the world over marks this year’s Eid-el-kabir, they have been called upon to share with others whatever Allah has blessed them with.

The immediate past Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Yahaya Bello on Political Matters, Chief Suleiman Abdulhammed AKA, Danjuma Gegu, made the call in his Eid-el-kabir felicitation message to the good people of Kogi State and the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja.

Chief Danjuma Gegu, who is the Kwarbai of Abaji Kingdom FCT Abuja, said the call became necessary in view of the hardship facing the Country which was orchestrated by the Covid-19 pandemic, banditry attacks leading to displacement of homes and communities, flood disaster, amongst others.

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The MARAFAH of Igbogo kingdom, noted that there was need to also remember the poor, the less privileged, orphans, widows and widowers in a season as this, stressing that such act will be rewarded by Allah as sacrifice just as Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) did.

The Philanthropist, who is also
the Dan-Isan of Koton-Karfe, congratulated Muslims on the celebration of the 2021 Eid-el-kabir, pointing out that the season was worth celebrating in view of the great sacrifice Ibrahim was willing to render.

The Ongyehu Orgbane of Gegu Beki Kingdom, urged Muslims to always reflect on the significance of Eid-el-kabir which he noted will go a long way at helping them align themselves with Allah’s will.

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Engineer Abdulhameed particularly congratulated Kogites for witnessing yet another Eid-el-kabir festival, charging them to sustain their prayers for leaders in authority to enable them succeed.

The humanitarian per excellence, business mugul and former Board Member, Kogi State Hajj Commission, whose contributions to societal development have been recognized by traditional rulers through various chieftaincy titles conferred on him, prayed Allah to grant the wishes of Muslim Ummah and also help Nigeria overcome its currents challenges.

Alhaji Danjuma Gegu also used the season to pray for the souls of departed relatives, asking Allah to grant them aljana fidausi.

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Prophet Gideon Isa Expresses Shock Over Negligence of Nigerian Pastors, as Prophet Jeremiah, Dr. Chris Okafor Visit Family of T.B Joshua

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The Founder of Household of Mercy and Deliverance ministry, Dr. Gideon Isah has expressed dissatisfaction over the negligence and ignorance of Nigerian pastors who are bent on going against what they preach on the pulpit, instead of following the teaching and doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ, which mostly emphasize on forgiveness.

The pastor took to his Facebook page, lambasted Nigerian Prophets and Daddy G.Os who are usually quick to involve in issues without relevance or importance but have refused to sympathize with the family of Late T.B Joshua who honored the glorious call of the Lord on the 5th of June 2021.

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His death has thrown people within and outside Nigeria in shock while, Israelite representatives, dignitaries across the globe keep sending heartfelt messages, and condolences, Some pastors in Nigeria have refused to sympathize with the family, Stating that they can’t mourn T.B Joshua’s demise.

According to the Pastor, He had accompanied his spiritual father Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyi, together with his covenant brothers Dr. Chris Okafor and Bro Joshua Iginla, while on a condolence visit to the church to honor and pay last reverence to the deceased, hoping to see condolence messages from Nigerian Daddy G.Os, but couldn’t see, which he tagged as the highest evil a man can commit.

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” I looked around, and not even a condolence message from our Big Daddy G.Os in Nigeria that their messages are always about holiness and forgiveness, Oh what is his of offense that you can’t forgive him even in Death? ”

” I taught it was against social media, to have such on their news platform as it’s not part of their doctrine maybe, I stayed glued to my Television today to watch closely how our big Daddies will come to console his wife, children, and the church but I found None,” he said

He further stated this has shown that there is a disparity in the Christian religion, urging the people and members of the church to emulate the good virtue of Late T.B Joshua who lived a fulfilled life in the services of humanity.

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“Men, Take Responsibility” – Pst. Ajinuhi

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“Men, Take Responsibility” – Pst. Ajinuhi

 

By: Joshua Adinoyi

Men have been called upon to always take responsibility as expected of them at every point.

The Pastor in Charge of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Mercy District Gadumo, Lokoja Kogi State, Pst. Samuel Oluwafemi Ajinuhi, made the call at the 2021 Men’s Anniversary of the Church at the State Capital.

Pst. Ajinuhi said the call became necessary following the decadence experienced in some families today, where fathers leaves responsibility for the wife to shoulder.

The Clegyman noted that women are meant to be help meet as enshrined in the Holy Bible, stressing that neglecting one’s position as the head of a home was not part of the original plan.

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“Men are leaders and God has given them that leadership responsibility

“It is expected that men are taught how to take responsibilities, if the men don’t take responsibility, there is no way the home will have a good shape”

He said religious leaders, educational institutions, elders, opinion moulders, NGO’s among others has roles to play at teaching the young men to take responsibilities as they grow to adulthood.

Addressing youg men in the Church, Pst. Ajinuhi, who is also the Chairman, Kogi State Christian Pilgrim Commission, pointed out that “marriage is responsibility, commitment, forgiveness, providing for your family,

“humility, living the life of Christ and ensuring your children are in tune with God’s will

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“Its not just about feelings, it goes beyond that, so while your are nurturing feelings, be awake to responsibilities as well”

Pst. Ajinuhi also enjoined women to have good understanding with their spouse, saying there will always be storms but with understanding, they will scale through.

The service featured Word, Song Ministrations and Advice to men.

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