Sheikh Ishaq Rabi’u dies in London

The leading Islamic scholar and business man of Kano Sheikh Ishaq Rabiu has died in a London hospital after an illness.

The remains of the Sheikh who is also a leader of Tijjaniyya Tariqah group in West Africa is due to arrive Nigeria on Wednesday.

The burial activities will commence as soon as the corpse arrives Kano.

Sheikh Ishaq Rabiu is survived by wives, children, grand children and great grand children.

Kaduna Governor, El-Rufai Needs Psychiatric Test – Sani Writes Hospital

Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district has called for clinical examination of the mental state of Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
In a letter dated 7th May, which was addressed to the Chief Medical Director of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, the lawmaker wondered how a governor, who is the Chief Security officer of the state could ask the people to go on riot for political reasons.
He said El-Rufai’s speech should be analysed. He expressed fears that something must have gone wrong with the governor.
Part of the letter which was made available to DAILY POST reads:
“As a citizen and a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I am concerned that such inciting expletives and profanity could be uttered by a public servant who is also the security officer of a state.
“The open call to violence, disorder and inflammatory predisposition of a man who occupies such an exalted office is. in my humble opinion symptomatic of a paranoid personality disorder.”
“It is in the safe interest of the state and the nation, that the mental state of the governor be clinically and professionally verified”, the letter insisted.
Sani said El-Rufai was notorious for inciting groups against another in order to perpetuate evil agenda, adding that the psychiatric test should be treated with urgency.
He further stated that the outcome of the result would assist him to move a motion in the Senate that public officers and their appointees should be undergoing psychiatric and drug related tests from time to time.
Kaduna State gover

nor, Nasir El-Rufai had in his speech at a commissioning ceremony in Kaduna last week rained curses on three Senators from the State for rejecting the World Bank loan of $350 million he applied.
The governor described them as enemies of the state, saying, they should be stoned wherever they are seen, adding that none of them should be allowed to return to office in 2019.
The letter was copied to the Nigeria Medical Association and the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria.

Breaking: Buhari off to London for medicals – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday, undertake a four-day trip to the United Kingdom.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said, the trip will be for four days and that he is expected back on Saturday, May 12th.

The Presidential Media Aide, explained that “In the course of the technical stop-over for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington last week, the President had a meeting with his doctor.

“The Doctor requested the President to return for a meeting which he agreed to do.
“On his return, the President’s two-day State Visit to Jigawa, which was postponed because of the All Progressives Congress, APC’s Ward Congresses, will now take place on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th May.”

He had spent over 100 days in London for medical reasons and only returned to the country on August 17th, 2017.

Source: The Sun

CITAD condemns El-Rufai’s comments against Kaduna senators as hate speech

Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, has condemned

the comments made by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i against the three senators representing the state in the National Assembly.

Reports say that Mr El-Rufai had rained insults on the three senators: Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central), Sulieman Hukunyi (Kaduna North), and Danjuma Leah (Kaduna South) for blocked a $350m World Bank loan request by the state government.

However, a statement by CITAD’s Head of Hate Speech Monitoring and Countering Unit, Hamza Ibrahim, in Kano on Sunday, the Kano-based IT promoters expressed dismay and shock at the governor’s utterances against the lawmakers.

Describing the comments as hate speech, CITAD urged the governor to publicly withdraw the statement.

“We call on Mallam El-Rufa’i to strongly caution his supporters against respecting his directive or engaging in any form of violence.

“He should also advise the entire people of Kaduna State to disregard Gov. Malam Nasir El-rufai’s call against the three senators.

“We Call on All Progressives Congress (APC) Kaduna state chapter to condemn the comments as well and encourage the three Senators not to react.

“We also advise the Kaduna APC to also caution followers of both factions against counter utterances.

“We urge the public to remain calm and peaceful, and not react to the statements,” the statement reads in parts.

CITAD, however, called on the Senators not to retaliate and to caution their followers not engage in counter hate speech or counter mobilization for violence.

“The social media players must understand that circulating the said audio/video clip is giving room to further unnecessary debate and hate speech, as such they should stop promoting the clip and instead advocate for peace,” the statement added.

As death toll rises in Nigeria

Killing of innocent Nigerians has since become persistent in the country through the various publicized ways.

These include the widely publicized terrorism where mostly worship places, markets, motor parks and schools are attacked, villages and people attacked by bandits and even by the state.

In 2015 the Nigerian army and the Kaduna state government mass buried 347 unarmed civilians killed by the soldiers in Zaria.

More and more people have been killed in different attacks in different places that include Zamfara, Plateau, Kaduna, Taraba, Nasarawa, Benue and other places in the northeast.

Although those killed are Nigerians, mischievous sectional and religious outlook is given to the killings that could worsen the situation. President Muhammadu Buhari was issued a warning decently by the US president Donald Trump that they would not tolerate the killing of Christians in Nigeria whereas statistics have shown that most of the victims of the killings are Muslims.

The Nigerian government is claiming to be spending so much including the purchase of fighter jets but without any results.

The lawmakers are not also doing enough about the killings. The Senator representing Kaduna North Shehu Sani stated on his Twitter handle as one of the few senators that press on the matter that…

“Again and again, I will continue to raise the tragic situation of Birnin Gwari on the floor of the senate until it touches the conscience of those responsible for its security to prioritize human lives over 2019 politics.Mass Burial has become ‘a daily ritual’ in Birnin Gwari.We must admit the fact that the police and the army have nothing much to work with to enable them confront the danger and the superior fire power of the armed bandits.”

Just of recent another thread of bloodshed is showing its ugly face as Nigeria heads for 2019 general elections.

People have been killed and injured, people have been threatened and properties destroyed in the course of the recent ruling party APC Congresses.

All the signs so far in the country continues to point at bloodshed unless drastic measures are taken.

Apart from inflation in the prices of essential commodities, deteriorating states of basic infrastructure like water, electricity, healthcare, shelter and roads, security has now become more expensive in Nigeria.

Muhammad Bin Salman’s demand of eradicating Shias from Pakistan left leaders astonished

Shiite News: Saudi Arabian Prince and the current Defense Minister Muhammad Bin Salman made a unique demand from Pakistani leadership. He asked the Pakistani rulers to eradicate Shias from Pakistan and take as much financial aid as they want, in this regard.

Senior governmental sources told that the deputy crown Prince of Saudi Arabia made this demand during his recent visit that they were ready to provide any kind of help to the government of Pakistan for eradicating Shia Muslims from the country.

However, the government sources told, senior leadership clearly refused the Prince’s demand and said that Pakistan was not an Arab state. Shias and Sunnis both leave peacefully here and Shias have played an important role in the establishment and development of the country. Leadership’s response to the foolish demand of the Saudi prince is appreciable.

Muhammad Bin Salman needs to be reminded of the fact that more than fifty million Shia Muslims live in Pakistan whereas a hundred million Barelvi Muslims are also a part of this country. Therefore, the Prince should not dream about Saudi influence in Pakistan on the basis of just 20-30 million Salafi and Deobandis. He should also be reminded that both Shias and Sunnis unitedly struggle for the establishment of Pakistan and the Quaid of this country was a Shia Muslim whereas the then Deobandi leadership, in unison with Congress, was declaring Pakistan as Kaafiristan and Quaid e Azam as Kaffir e Azam. Pakistan is not going to become a tool at the hands of Saudi Arabia and suffer because of any conspiracy.