Niger Chief Judge: ‘It’s not mandatory to swear-in with Bible, Quran’

Daniel Atori, Minna   Niger State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on Wednesday declared that, henceforth only the Nigerian Constitution would be used for swearing in ceremonies. This was as the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Aliyu Mayaki confirmed that, swearing in with the Bible and Quran are not constitutional requirements but merely symbolic. Governor Sani Bello made this clear when he swore in three high court judges in Minna saying “from now on, those to be sworn in will not have to use the Holy Books but deal…

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Rites in Islam not based on Qur’an, Sunnah sophistry, delusion –Don

A professor of Middle Eastern, North African and Cultural Studies, Afis Oladosu, has declared that any religion rite that is not based on Quran and Hadith is indulgence in sophistry and delusion. Oladosu, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, who said this in a document sighted by New Telegraph juxtaposed the Ashura celebrations between the Sunni and Shia Muslim sects against the ideals of Islam and the tradition of Prophet Muhammad. “It is settled in orthodox Islam that the day of Ashura, which is derived from the Arabic word ‘Ashr’,…

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Do not abandon mentors, role models roles, monarch tasks

…advises youth on Qur’an recitation   Chairman of Niger state’s Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has advised parents not to abandon their roles as caregivers, mentors and role models to their children. The first class monarch who said this at the closing of the 33rd edition of the state’s annual Qur’an recitation competition, hosted by Lapai Emirate also stressed the need for Muslim youths in the state to fill their minds with things that would add value to their lives and the society at large, particularly by engaging…

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Quran desecration: Zamfara LG chair, four others remanded

Sharia Court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State, has remanded in prison custody the Chairman of Gusau Local Government Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Tanko, and four others for alleged desecration of the Holy Quran.   The court presided over by Justice S. T. Shinkafi, refused to grant the accused bail. It was alleged that copies of the Quran were deposited in public toilets in Gusau metropolis. Investigation conducted by the Department of State Services (DSS) reportedly traced the act to Tanko. He was subsequently arrested and arraigned before the court.  …

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