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: ADIM PEOPLE (CROSS RIVER STATE)

Adim is a cultural community that refers to a set of people that occupy a certain quarter in Biase Local Government area in Cross river state, Nigeria. The Adim people speak Adim and Efik language. According to reports, Adim is spoken by about 16,000 speakers. The Adim community is administered by clan heads and are assisted by chiefs.

1.1. Historical Background of the Adim People

There is no general acceptability among the people of Adim as to their historical origin. Some people posit that their ancestors came from Otum Usa. Some others believe that they had dominated the present day location from time in inception negating the stance that they are ancient migrants into the community. This research based its scope on tracing the real source. However, after a prolonged attempt, we are able to arrive at the justification that Adim people are indeed migrants. The people of Adim’s initial origin is indeed located around Otum Usa settlement (Abi LGA) in Ebom-Ebijiakara on the Eastern bank of Cross river state. The migrants first settled at Orum-Ugom before finally pitching their tent in the present day Biase LGA.

Biase LGA,which is now the new abode of the Adim people, consist of the 3 basic Adim groups with diverse views about their origin:

i. The Isobo
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LYRICAL VENDETTA (A POEM)

LYRICAL VENDETTA

 

I will strike back

When am right back

Fighting back

To get my right back

 

Enough of the barking,

I really want to bite.

A lion which have been starving

Attacks anything at sight

 

My silence

Is about to metamorphose into violence

Invested in you all hopes

But no dividends

Striving to remind you of this

But not privileged

 

Now, I am taking no chances,

Your words, your actions, your agendas and motives

Are so inauspicious

 

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National Assembly (1): The Senate. (plus comprehensive list of all its members and political parties)

The Senate arm of the National assembly (Red Chamber as it is informal referred) comprises of 109 members effecting 3 each from 36 states of the federation plus 1 member representing the Capital. This arrangement is strictly according to the constitution.

The Senate is only but one half of the Nation’s Bi-cameral structure of allowing two legislative houses to foster progress and development. The Federal House of Representative is the other half. Known as the ‘Red chamber’ for its Red chair settings in its hall, is the Upper House. The Senate alongside the Housed of Representatives (Green Chamber) are vested with the power to deliberate and legislate laws for the country.

 

Its members are so referred to as ‘Senators’. Each constituency is expected to elect 3 members each (FCT provides only One) under the electoral conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for four years. Elected members stand the chance of re-running at Continue reading

TRIBES AND CULTURE: ENWAN (AKOKO-EDO) II.

General administration in Enwan.

A KEYNOTE ADDRESS PRESENTED BY ADEBAYO CALEB ODUKHOMOSHI TITLED.. (6)
Chief O.C Daudu (Odafe of Enwan)

Traditionally, Enwan is ruled and governed by a king. Like the yoruba and bini kingdom, Enwan operates an Obaship system of governance. As a paramount ruler, Odafe is the title given to the king of Enwan. He serves as the head of the clan. So far, as at the time of this research, they have successfully had fourteen (14) Odafe.

Due to the fact that the kingship title isn’t completely hereditary, every kindred in Enwan has the right to the Odafeship. As a matter of fact, it rotates, in cycle, around every of the nineteen kindred of the 3 quarters. For instance, it will be the turn of Imiezua quarters if it has rotated every of the 4 kindred in Imiezakhor quarters. Then it will rotate all 8 kindreds in Imiezua before it becomes Imievanne’s turn to rotate. Thus, everyone is entitled to the throne. Though, a candidate must be popular, free from diseases; physical deformity and crime to be eligible. On the authority of the eldest man in the appropriate ruling house, a suitable candidate will therefore be chosen via consensus. This is, however, the summary of the declaration of customary law regulating succession to traditional ruler title under the executive council of the then Bendel state of Nigeria relating to Enwan. As at the time of the research, the new Odafe of Enwan, in person of Chief O.C. Daudu, has not been coronated as the case of his rightful succession is being challenged by another man from his kindred in court. We will do a little more research to know if he has now been crowned. But he has been actively up and doing, serving for the betterment of the community.

Mode of Dressing among Enwan People.

The traditional mode of dressing is very similar to that of the Yorubas. In the older days of the Enwan community, before the advent of European civilization, many people will prefer to use their native attires. However, present day outfits in the community include shorts, trousers, blouse and wrappers, etc.

Burial Rites in Enwan Land

As the highest title which man will attain after gathering every other thing on earth, death is inevitable. Everyone is as equal as one another in the eyes of death. When an elderly person dies, information will be sent to the relations in other part of the town so as to commence burial rites. However, Continue reading

TRIBES AND CULTURE: ENWAN (AKOKO-EDO)

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Nigerian tribes and culture

Culture regards the arts, ideas, customs, language, religion, intellectual development and also the social behavior of a particular group of people. In this vein, it is a standard aphorism that every tribe, ethnic or society has its own unique and peculiar features. This, amongst others, is a criterion for establishing affinity and relationship between social groups and community.

Nigeria has been established to have over 250 tribes/ethnic groups across its 36 states. Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo being unarguably the largest by population and outreach. In this vein, this blog site has always promised to enrich you with enlightening information. Therefore, We decide to premier another educational writing series –Thus: Tribes and Culture.

Tribes and Culture will go all round the country in search of cultural and historical facts about the various ethnic groups in Nigeria. In a scintillating fashion, the findings together with recommendation will be showcased on this platform on a weekly base. Therefore, prepare to be nourished.

You should also note that you can suggest for muzzammilwrites.com places, tribes, and ethnics you will want the crew to visit next and be sure of it being look into. This can be done by dropping them in the comment boxes under each post.

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akoko edo map.

The premier edition of Tribes and Culture features the Enwan people of the Akoko-Edo region of Edo state. Read and enjoy.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE ENWAN PEOPLE. Continue reading

FRESH XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA: Nigerian students stage protest in Abuja; issues 48hrs leave ultimatum to South Africans in Nigeria.

Following the anti immigrant (xenophobic) protest in Pretoria, South Africa, earlier this week, members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) launched a counter protest against South Africans yesterday in Abuja. The protest was aimed that sending down a strong warning to both the Nigerian and South African government over the looming xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

In reaction, the protesters took to the offices of South African owned companies (MTN, Multichioce) and also the South High Commission office in the capital to express their dissatisfaction. The protesters also burnt the South African national flag at the Commission to Continue reading