Democracy Day: ‘Dont Wish Us Dead; You Will Still Need Us as Mentors’– Obasanjo.

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday in a conference, also attended by Aminu Tambuwwal of Sokoto state ane the Minister of Aviation (Osita Chidoka), pleaded with the nation’s youth not to wish the elders in the country “dead”, saying they will surely need them as “mentors” and “advisers” in their sojourn.

He stated categorically that his greatest fear about the Nigeria of today is about the “anger and frustration of the youths”. He likened the situation to a time bomb illustrating that if the situation is not well managed, it could lead to a “youth explosion.”

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Democracy Day: Tinubu’s Message to Nigerians.

 

‘Jagaban Borgu’, as he is fundly called, The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Sunday through a speech issued by his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, urged Nigerians to not only celebrate the Democracy day as another kind of holiday but too also thrive to uphold its principles.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu

“keep and nurture democracy, not for the sake of democracy but for the sake of the country”, a line in the statement reads.

He went further to stress that “Democracy Day and our commemoration of it must be more than an empty ritual. It must add up to more than another reason to have another holiday.

“We, as a people, choose democracy as our preferred form of governance not because it would be easy to achieve or to hold even once we have it. We choose democracy because history has taught us that the welfare of the people is best and perhaps only secured by government responsive and accountable to the people. This can only be democracy.

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Democracy Day: Read The Acting President’s Speech Commemorating The Mid-term of The Present Adminstration in Office.

Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation.

Today marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as we faced the challenges of the past two years.

Our administration outlined three specific areas for our immediate intervention on assumption of office: these were Security, Corruption and the Economy.

In the Northeast of our country, the terrorist group Boko Haram openly challenged the sovereignty and continued existence of the state, killing, maiming,and abducting, causing the displacement of the largest number of our citizens in recent history. Beyond the North East they extended their mindless killings, as far away as Abuja, Kano And Kaduna.

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RAMADAN 1438: THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW (DOs AND DONTs)

Ramadan is the month wherein the Qur’an was revealed for the guidance of mankind and to serve as the criterion for knowing our rights from wrong. It is the month of fasting, praying, patience, worship, recitation of the glorious Qur’an and seclusion (itikaf). Therefore, every Muslim is obligated to partake in the blessings. Moreover, with valid reasons as prescribed, some individuals are prevented. But for whosoever that is prevented in this month, he/she shall payback the service later on.

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‘o ye who believe! Fasting is decreed on you like it was decreed on the people before you; so that ye may be righteous’ — Qur’an 2:183.

This simply means that this blessed month has been prescribed has antidote to cure us from our unrighteous acts. We aare therefore enjoined to embrace all the teachings and practice from this Holy month during and after the Ramadan so that we may be righteous. This article will therefore entails series of important things we need to know , do and observe during the holy month in order not to miss the bounty rewards it brings.

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FOR MUSLIMS: PREPARE FOR RAMADAN WITH THESE 8 STEPS AS SHABAN GRADUALLY ENDS.

preparing for ramadan.

Assalam aleikum waramotulahi wabarakatuhu: May the peace, mercies and blessings of Allah be upon you. In the name of Allah, the Most beneficient the merciful; all praise and adoration is due to Him alone. Indeed, we are very grateful to Him for sparing our lives to see beyond yesterday. May His Protection never cease over us.

‘o ye who believe, fasting has been decreed on you just like it is on the people before you so that you may be righteous’

Need we once again be reminded that the month of Shaban is gradually approaching its end? This categorically means that the Glorious Month of Ramadan is fast knocking on our doors. May Allah (SWT) preserve us in faith and health to witness it, amen.

If we must be reminded, Shaban (the month of the prophet) avails some wonderful opportunities. The prophet (SAW) has said that he that fasts the at least three (3) in each thirds of the month, is assumed to have served God for 70 years. The grace is still available as the month ends in a week.

Well, Ramadan’s virtues, mercies and opportunities is not novel to us anymore. It is a compulsory pillar of the religion as all Muslims (except those excluded) are mandated to do so. The fasting is prescribed to believers so that we may stay righteous. If well carried out, It cleanses the souls and purifies the heart. Muzzammilwrites.com shall subsequently feed us on the benefits, opportunities and recommendations about the best month of the year. Hence, I advice us all to prepare well for this bounty by checking this 8 boxes before it starts:  Continue reading

TRIBES AND CULTURE: THE IGBOMINA YORUBA RACE (In Kwara and Osun states) 2.

continued from https://muzzammilwrites.com/2017/05/02/tribes-and-culture-the-igbomina-yoruba-race-in-kwara-and-osun-state-1/

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Administrative Head and control:

According to Afolayan (1998:77), it is not definitely known when the modern reign began. Local traditions emphasize the existence of the fairly well defined states in the area before the 19th century. Indeed, by the early 18th century many independent state structures could be identified. These included Omu-Aran, Omu-ipo, Ajase, Isanlu-Isin, Iwo, Edidi, Oro, Ora, Aun, Ikosin and Igbaja. Each of these possessed separate traditions of foundation and growth distinct from the Ila kingdom. It is out of these conglomerations that the modern Igbomina came into being. Most notable of these was the kingdom of Ila which is regarded to be the traditional head of the Igbomina race.

Akintoye (1971) informs thus:
“Among the Igbomina, the Orangun of Ila is regarded as something of a ‘father’ and the original inheritor from Ife of the land on which all the Igbomina later settled. Before coming to Ila, the seat of government of the Orangun had been established for brief periods in a number of localities, the best remembered of which are Oke-Ila and Ila-Yara. Probably in the sixteenth century and because of a dispute or famine, the centre of the kingdom was once again moved from the latter place to Ila under the leadership of Igbonnibi, a scion of the dynasty. The traditions say that because crops grown around Ila did much better than those grown around the older settlements, more and more people came to settle at Ila. In the end, therefore, Ila became a very large town.”

Apart from Ila headed by the Orangun (Oba Wahab Kayode Adedeji Oyedotun), some other kingdoms in the ethnic include:

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TRIBES AND CULTURE: THE IGBOMINA YORUBA RACE (In Kwara and Osun state) 1.

A statue of Orangun with the Ogbo.

BRIEF HISTORY OF IGBOMINA
The Igbomina or Igbonna is a distinct dialectal unit of the Yoruba race. The term ‘Igbomina’ or ‘Igbonna’ refers to the people and the land they occupy. They occupy the Northern part of the Yoruba geographic map.

Geographical location.
The Igbomina land is bounded on the North-West by Ilorin; on the South by the Ijesa, on the South-East by the Ekiti, on the East by the Yagba, and on the North by the non-Yoruba Nupe region South of the Niger River. Igbomina is bounded on the West by minor neighbouring communities: Ibolo, Offa, Oyan and Okuku in the West. Geographically, Igbominaland lies between longitude 40E and 60E and Latitude 80N and 90N.
Dominance.

The Igbominaland touches two Yoruba states in Nigeria (Kwara and Osun). It covers three Local Government areas (LGAs) in Kwara State: Irepodun, Ifelodun and Isin LGAs. In Osun, it touches two Local Government areas: Ila and Ifedayo LGAs. Igbomina is an epic traditional conglomeration. This commanding dominance is what is raising internal agitations by the indigenes of this community for a new state to be carved out of Kwara and Osun state.

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