Nigeria: Humanity First donates relief materials to IDPs

 

The donation was in fulfillment of the promise of the international humanitarian organisation last year to the IDP’s at Dunrumi, Abuja.

An international humanitarian organisation Humanity First International, Canada in collaboration with its counterpart in Nigeria Donates relief Materials to the internally displaced persons, IDPs, victims of Boko Haram insurgence in the North-East of the country.

The relief Materials worth N2million comprises household items, clothes, and foodstuff présentéd to IDP’s at Kuchingoro, airport road Abuja on Saturday by the Chairman Humanity First International, Nigeria, Dr Yakeen Habeeb.

Dr Habeeb who is the Deputy Head, Naib Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim jamaat Nigeria, in a statement said the donation was in fulfillment of the promise of the international humanitarian organisation last year to the IDPs at Dunrumi, Abuja.

The Humanity First International was established under the directive of the world Head of the Ahmadiyya Community, late Hazrat Tahir Ahmad to cater for the needs of the vulnerable and victims of conflicts and natural disasters.

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Nigeria: Future of Ahmadiyya | Beyond the First Century

Nigeria: Future of Ahmadiyya | Beyond the First Century

Our nation’s growth is no doubt inhibited by myriad of vices that bedevil us. Redefining our moral principles must be done now to avert national calamity.

The root of Ahmadiyya Nigeria Muslim Jamaat was planted in 1916 when the spread of the message of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Ghulam Ahmad was brought to the newly amalgamated Northern and Southern protectorates in Nigeria. Ahmadiyya took its root in 1889 in Qadian, now Pakistan while its flame has since spread the message of peace across all corners of the world.

The 64th annual convention (Jalsa Salana) that marks our 100 years anniversary celebration calls for a deep reflection on the contributions of the Jamaat to Nigeria’s development. Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat has contributed immeasurably to the spread of Islamic teachings and moral parsimony in the most populous black nation since its debut in a century. With 493 branches across all states in the federation, the Jamaat has widespread acceptance and highest membership in Africa and ‘Top Ten’ among other nations across the world.

Ahmadiyya has scored first in many areas of human endeavours in Nigeria. The Truth, the first Muslim newspaper established by the Jamaat in 1966 still publishes regularly till date. Muslim elementary and secondary institutions were pioneered for western, moral and Islamic teachings. In the area of healthcare, Ahmadiyya has contributed in no small measure with the establishment of hospitals, yet the first by any Muslim organization in Nigeria. Ahmadiyya youth has fully participated in virtually all youth programmes in Nigeria. Our members have excelled in all spheres of human endeavour.

However, the theme of this convention, “Redefining Moral Revolution for Sustainable Peace and Development: Post-Hundred Years of Ahmadiyya in Nigeria” is a reflection of the current events in our ever-changing world replete with corruption, violence/terrorism and moral decadence. Without moral regeneration in our society today, there will be no meaningful development. Ahmadiyya Jamaat will continue to support efforts to redefine our moral revolution, including creating and maintaining sustainable peace and development.

Ahmadiyya has taken giant leap in our quest to creating a nation devoid of vices inimical to our nation’s growth through the training of our youth on moral principles in our schools. We have sponsored radio and television programmes including periodic programmes organized for Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, political and religious affiliations to impart moral teachings. Our members are ambassadors who carry the message of peace in their daily endeavour, living up to our principle of “Love for All, Hatred for None”.

Our nation’s growth is no doubt inhibited by myriad of vices that bedevil us. Redefining our moral principles must be done now to avert national calamity. The federal government’s effort to rid the country of corruption is a good step in the right direction. We however need to do more. Our school curriculum must be reviewed to include moral teachings for our pupils. The youth must be taught the creed of ‘hard work that pays’ to stem corruption while those who have pillaged our resources must be prosecuted and duly penalized having betrayed the trust reposed in them. Governments at all levels must be fair to all in accessing and distribution of nation’s resources. Equal employment opportunities and social security must be provided for our women, unemployed youth and the aged. Only in this way can we attain sustainable peace for meaningful development. Oguntayo is of the Publicity Committee, Centenary Celebration, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat, Nigeria.

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Nigeria: Future of Ahmadiyya | Beyond the First Century

Nigeria: Future of Ahmadiyya | Beyond the First Century

Our nation’s growth is no doubt inhibited by myriad of vices that bedevil us. Redefining our moral principles must be done now to avert national calamity.

The root of Ahmadiyya Nigeria Muslim Jamaat was planted in 1916 when the spread of the message of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Ghulam Ahmad was brought to the newly amalgamated Northern and Southern protectorates in Nigeria. Ahmadiyya took its root in 1889 in Qadian, now Pakistan while its flame has since spread the message of peace across all corners of the world.

The 64th annual convention (Jalsa Salana) that marks our 100 years anniversary celebration calls for a deep reflection on the contributions of the Jamaat to Nigeria’s development. Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat has contributed immeasurably to the spread of Islamic teachings and moral parsimony in the most populous black nation since its debut in a century. With 493 branches across all states in the federation, the Jamaat has widespread acceptance and highest membership in Africa and ‘Top Ten’ among other nations across the world.

Ahmadiyya has scored first in many areas of human endeavours in Nigeria. The Truth, the first Muslim newspaper established by the Jamaat in 1966 still publishes regularly till date. Muslim elementary and secondary institutions were pioneered for western, moral and Islamic teachings. In the area of healthcare, Ahmadiyya has contributed in no small measure with the establishment of hospitals, yet the first by any Muslim organization in Nigeria. Ahmadiyya youth has fully participated in virtually all youth programmes in Nigeria. Our members have excelled in all spheres of human endeavour.

However, the theme of this convention, “Redefining Moral Revolution for Sustainable Peace and Development: Post-Hundred Years of Ahmadiyya in Nigeria” is a reflection of the current events in our ever-changing world replete with corruption, violence/terrorism and moral decadence. Without moral regeneration in our society today, there will be no meaningful development. Ahmadiyya Jamaat will continue to support efforts to redefine our moral revolution, including creating and maintaining sustainable peace and development.

Ahmadiyya has taken giant leap in our quest to creating a nation devoid of vices inimical to our nation’s growth through the training of our youth on moral principles in our schools. We have sponsored radio and television programmes including periodic programmes organized for Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, political and religious affiliations to impart moral teachings. Our members are ambassadors who carry the message of peace in their daily endeavour, living up to our principle of “Love for All, Hatred for None”.

Our nation’s growth is no doubt inhibited by myriad of vices that bedevil us. Redefining our moral principles must be done now to avert national calamity. The federal government’s effort to rid the country of corruption is a good step in the right direction. We however need to do more. Our school curriculum must be reviewed to include moral teachings for our pupils. The youth must be taught the creed of ‘hard work that pays’ to stem corruption while those who have pillaged our resources must be prosecuted and duly penalized having betrayed the trust reposed in them. Governments at all levels must be fair to all in accessing and distribution of nation’s resources. Equal employment opportunities and social security must be provided for our women, unemployed youth and the aged. Only in this way can we attain sustainable peace for meaningful development. Oguntayo is of the Publicity Committee, Centenary Celebration, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat, Nigeria.

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Nigeria overwhelm Algeria to top group

Nigeria overwhelm Algeria to top group

POLOKWANE (South Africa): Victor Moses scored twice and John Obi Mikel added the other as Nigeria went four points clear in the 2018 World Cup qualification with a 3-1 home win over Algeria in Uyo on Saturday.

Burkina Faso and Uganda are also top of their respective groups after success on Saturday but Senegal, among the favourites to qualify for Russia 2018, suffered a setback under controversial circumstances in South Africa.

Nigeria won a second match in Group ‘B’, after an away victory in Zambia last month, with Moses opening the scoring after 25 minutes when a fortuitous one-two was played off Algeria defender Hicham Belkaroui and allowed him to tuck away the ball.

Obi Mikel added a second in unusual circumstances. Both the Nigeria captain and the Algerian backline presumed Obi Mikel was offside after a ball was scooped over a static defensive line.

For a split second all stood still in anticipation of a flag from the linesmen or whistle from the referee but neither came, leaving Obi Mikel to react quickest and calmly slot home in the 42nd minute.

A long-range rocket from Nabil Bentaleb reduced the deficit in the 67th minute but Moses grabbed his second in stoppage time at the end after a counter attack move found him unmarked at the back post for an easy conversion.

Defeat leaves Algeria, who went to the second round of last World Cup in Brazil, in deep danger of missing out on Russia as they were left bottom on one point, along with Zambia, who grabbed an unexpected 1-1 draw away at Cameroon in Limbe.

Striker Collins Mbesuma slid home a square pass for a 34th minute opener but Cameroon equalised on the stroke of half-time when Vincent Aboubakar converted a penalty. Cameroon have two points.

Hosts South Africa were handed a soft penalty two minutes before halftime in their Group ‘D’ clash with Senegal in Polokwane which captain Thulani Hlatshwayo converted.

Television replays showed it was a mistake by the referee but while incensed Senegalese player were still berating the officials two minutes later, they got caught by a quickly taken free-kick that saw Thulani Serero finish for a 2-0 home lead at the break.

Senegal, with Sadio Mane leading their attack, laid siege to the home side’s goal after Cheikh Ndoye pulled one back but ran out of time in their bid for an equaliser.

South Africa have four points in the group, behind Burkina Faso on goal difference after they beat Cape Verde 2-0.

Farouk Miya’s 18th minute strike allowed Uganda to beat Congo 1-0 in Kampala to top Group ‘E’.

Saturday’s two matches in Group ‘C’ both ended goalless as the Ivory Coast drew in Morocco and Gabon held Mali.

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2016

Nigeria: Ahmadiyya congratulates Sultan Of Sokoto on 10th anniversary on throne

Nigeria: Ahmadiyya congratulates Sultan Of Sokoto on 10th anniversary on throne

The Islamic organisation recalled the tremendous progress the Sultan of Sokoto has brought to unity among Muslims in Nigeria.

The Amir and entire members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat has congratulated the Sultan Of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubabakar on his successful ten years reign for the good people of Sokoto state and Nigeria in general.

The Islamic organisation recalled the tremendous progress the Sultan of Sokoto has brought to unity among Muslims in Nigeria most especially the granting of approval for a parcel of land for the construction of Ahmadiyya mosque in Sokoto metropolis during his ten year reign.

The statement reads: “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community wishes the Sultan of Sokoto and the President Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs many years of peaceful reign ahead.”

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Microsoft Nigeria appoints new two executives

Microsoft Nigeria appoints new two executives

Microsoft Nigeria appoints new two executives 

Microsoft Nigeria has announced the appointment of two new executives to its senior leadership team. With the new appointment, Ms. Rimini Haraya Makama has joined as the company’s Corporate Affairs Director while Mr. Ifeanyi Amah, is now its new Chief Technology Officer. Before her appointment, Makama served as the Communications Director, Africa Practice, where she successfully introduced some of the largest international institutions in EMEA into the Nigerian market whilst simultaneously helping to strategically position them as key players in their industries and encouraging foreign investment in the country. Prior to Africa Practice, she was the Principal Legal Assistant at the International Criminal Police Organization – ICPO – INTERPOL in Lyon, France. As Corporate Affairs Director, Makama will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of Microsoft’s public policy initiatives throughout Nigeria at national and local levels as they relate to the company’s strategic partnerships with a mission to deliver a regulatory and reputational environment. In this role, she will also forge and deepen the company’s relationships with government elites, regulatory bodies, the legislature, international organization and academia. She will align closely with Microsoft’s already existing Public Sector, Developer, Education and Citizenship teams to meet the company’s common objectives with the Government. Speaking on her appointment, she said, “I am excited to be joining Microsoft at a time where it is positioning to lead the 4th Industrial revolution. I am particularly delighted to be leveraging my skills and expertise to contribute effectively to position Nigeria as part of the new digital economy.” Makama holds an LLB from the University of Jos, Nigeria, an LLM in International Law & World Order from the University of Reading, UK, and CIM Diploma from the London School of Marketing. She is also Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In 2014, she was recognized by Forbes as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women under 40 in Africa. Ifeanyi has over 18 years of experience in engineering operations, sales and marketing from various ICT companies in Nigeria where he held several leadership positions. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was the Group Executive Director of ipNX Nigeria Limited where he served as both the strategic business development manager for the group and Managing Director (MD) of ipNX Network Service Division. In his capacity has the MD, he was responsible for driving the transformation of the company from an ISP to a multi-service provider pivoting ipNX to become the first fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband company offering ‘triple play’ services to both corporate and retail consumers in Nigeria. Ifeanyi also had a stint at Swift Networks as one of the pioneer staff responsible for developing the company’s business plan and execution; and at iTECO Nigeria Limited (a subsidiary of Telnet Nigeria Limited) where he was responsible for setting up of the customer support and network management function for the organisation. As Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Nigeria, he will be instrumental in developing strategic partnerships with the Federal Government as well as private corporate organisations driving the digital transformation agenda whilst ensuring that IT policies and programs continue to create required impact to improve quality of services to her customers. Ifeanyi will serve also as the chief transformation officer assisting Microsoft customers in both public and private sector to leverage technology to make them more efficient, competitive and ensuring that Nigeria’s quest towards achieving United Nations sustainable development goals that will transform our country are met. “I am excited to be joining at such a critical time in the lifecycle of Nigeria where leveraging technology to empower citizens, improve security, create employment and improve efficiency in governance are at the core of the country’s strategic focus. My mission will be to help this digital transformation by working with government to take full advantage of Microsoft technologies and business solutions to improve the quality of life of Nigerian citizens,” he said. In this role, Ifeanyi would align closely with Microsoft’s already existing Public Sector, Legal, Developer, Education and Philanthropies teams to develop policies and programs to meet the company’s common objectives with the Government. He would also be responsible for forging and deepening Microsoft’s relationships with technology elites including the CIO Community and Academia. Ifeanyi holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Communications Engineering, an MBA from Lagos Business School and also a GMP from the prestigious Harvard Business School. He has presented papers at Capacity Africa, AfricaCom, NigeriaCom conferences and has been a special guest to other International media, information and technology events around the world.

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Nigeria: Ahmadiyya leader dines with Journalists

Nigeria: Ahmadiyya leader dines with Journalists

Nigeria: Ahmadiyya leader dines with Journalists

Besides inciting hatred against Muslim minority communities in the country, ASWJ has also opposed any reforms in Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Nigeria has urged leaders at all levels of governance to shun corrupt tendencies and take appropriate measures to ensure food sufficiency.

The Amir of the group, Dr Mashuud Fashola, a renowned economists, while speaking at a Post-Eid-el-Adha get-together with Muslim Journalists held at its headquarters, Ojokoro, Lagos said agriculture remain the only path to food sufficiency and economic growth.

Dr Fashola urged Muslims to shun corrupt tendencies, materialism and evil desires, advising leaders to urgently take bold steps towards banishing hunger from Nigeria. Earkier, it its Eid Adha message signed by Dr. Fashola, the group said: “Let us imbibe the lessons of Abraham’s sacrifice to Allah by shunning corrupt tendencies, selfish and evil desires, and toe the path of righteousness so that the country will be better.

“We congratulate the entire Muslim Community in Nigeria for the 1437 Hijra Eidul Adha celebration. We pray that Allah, The Gracious and Merciful, will accept our humble sacrifices and glorification of His Holy Name and reward us all abundantly and eternally.

“Today most human beings are not prepared to do the right thing or say the truth because of our love for materialism or worldly gains. At home, in the market place, in the offices, at schools, at workshops, and even at places of worship, most of us are dishonest, fraudulent, inconsiderate, and very selfish in our love for wealth and worldly pleasure. We cannot do away with our reckless immorality and corruption talk less of sacrificing our dearest things for the Pleasure of Allah and submission to His will. Yet we all claim to believe in the legacy of Abraham. We should realize the promise of God to Abraham covers only the faithful and not the unjust or wrong doers.

“It is unpardonable for prices of food to be rising while many are jobless and those who have jobs are being owed salaries or are having their salaries static or reduced. In the management of the economy, all tiers of government and all hands must be on deck to ensure that the poor do not get poorer or the situation of food and nutrition does not get worse for every citizen. And this is quite achievable with appropriate policies and determination irrespective of whatever happens to the fortunes of the economy. This is the least the rulers owed to the people.

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Nigeria: International NGO Humanity First Feeds Prison Inmates

Nigeria: International NGO Humanity First Feeds Prison Inmates

Nigeria: International NGO Humanity First Feeds Prison Inmates

Deputy Comptroller of Badagry Prison, Mr Famuwagun Oye thanked the NGO for making the inmates happy “we thank you for making them happy and we look forward to more time again in Nigeria”.

A non-governmental Organization (NGO), Humanity First International Canada on behalf of its Nigerian counterpart Humanity First International Nigeria feed prison inmates in Badagry Prison, Lagos.

The NGO fed the inmates before, during and after Eid-El-Kabir festival.

The National Ishaat Publications and Media Relations Secretary, Mr Qasim Akinreti represented the organization.

Akinreti said the inmates were happy for seeing the presence of the NGO impact in their lives, “indeed it was a great relief for the Badagry prison inmates as we fed hundreds of them”.

He added that “the inmates were grateful with the NGO gesture for spending time with them aside from the feeding program.

Akinreti then implored government at all levels to look inward on how to better the life of prison inmates across the Nation,”life of inmates doesn’t end in prison, we implore our governments to better the facilities of the prisons nationwide”.

Deputy Comptroller of Badagry Prison, Mr Famuwagun Oye thanked the NGO for making the inmates happy “we thank you for making them happy and we look forward to more time again in Nigeria”.

Also at the feeding programme include Honourary Missionary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria Badagry Jama’at and Chairman prisons welfare Council of Muslim Organizations Badagry branch Mr S. O. Bello and the PRO.

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Nigeria: Ahmadiyya Muslim youths hold fidau for late PMNEWS correspondent

Nigeria: Ahmadiyya Muslim youths hold fidau for late PMNEWS correspondent

Nigeria: Ahmadiyya Muslim youths hold fidau for late PMNEWS correspondent

 

Mr. Onafuye’s family said he fell ill few days ago and was taken to Iseyin Town in Oyo State for medication where he died. He was buried on Friday according to Islamic rites at his hometown in Ijebu-Ode.

Ahmadiyya Muslim youths of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State on Thursday held a 7th day fidau for the late Abiodun Onafuye, the PMNEWS/TheNEWS correspondent for Ogun State.

In attendance were members of management of the Independent Communications Network Limited (ICNL), publishers of TheNEWS/PMNEWS.

Fidau is a practice of paying condolences and offering comfort and sympathise to the family of the deceased.

A journalist with over 16 years experience, the late Onafuye has been in Abeokuta as a correspondent for close to 10 years.

Mr. Onafuye’s family said he fell ill few days ago and was taken to Iseyin Town in Oyo State for medication where he died. He was buried on Friday according to Islamic rites at his hometown in Ijebu-Ode.

— Nigeria: Ahmadiyya Muslim youths hold fidau for late PMNEWS correspondent

source Times Of Ahmad

Nigeria: Feds Should Diversify Nigeria Economy through Agriculture Says Ahmadiyya Elders’ Forum

Nigeria: Feds Should Diversify Nigeria Economy through Agriculture Says Ahmadiyya Elders’ Forum

Nigeria: Feds Should Diversify Nigeria Economy through Agriculture Says Ahmadiyya Elders’ Forum

 

The members of the Majlis Ansarullah Ahmadiyya (the Elders’ forum of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at) Nigeria has called on Federal Government of Nigeria, State Governors and Local governments head to diversify the nation economy through agriculture.

The Elders’ stated this recently in a communique signed by it Sadr (National President), Alhaji M. B. Odukoya and General Secretary, BLDR B. S. A. Towolawi in Ekiti State, South-west, Nigeria said the government will create more employment for unemployed youths if this can be achieved.

“Governments at all levels of the Nigeria political structure should, as a way of diversifying the nation’s economy, veer significantly and committedly into Agriculture as a primal instrument and potent tool for job creation, especially for our vibrant but helpless youths, sustainable economic growth and more importantly food security”.

The Majlis enjoined governments in all states to ensure that there is provision of uninterrupted power supply in the country, which will ultimately engineer a high level of employment when local production of goods and services are sustainably improved.

Also discussed during its 41st Annual National Ijtema (Convention), with theme topic: Real Global Reformation and Revolution: The Islamic Prescription in Ekiti State, South-west, Nigeria, is security of live and prosperity.

“Being seriously concerned and worried about the spate of improvement of the masses, as well as insecurity of live and property, the Ahmadi-Muslim Elders therefore resolved and recommended the following”.

“Most Nigerians now live in fear day and night due to the activities of different ravaging reactionary forces in different parts of the country”.

They pleaded with FG, especially State Governors, should do everything to ensure that workers’ wage are paid to them as at when due, to enable them feed their families; at least, minimally so that they do not consequently become a threat to the peace of the entire society.

The Elders stressed further that most Nigerians are now seriously impoverished as a result of the economy that continues to nose-dive into depression by the day.

Source times of Ahamdiyya.