AbdulRazaq Graces Fidau prayers, Donates N10m To Late Sheikh Aboto’s Family
Governor of Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq attended the Fidau prayer for the late Sheikh Abdulganiyu Aboto on Thursday in Aboto-Alfa in the state’s local government of Asa along with other notable individuals, academics, and supporters.
Among the dignitaries present at the ceremony were the Khalifatul Adabiy Sheikh Abdulqodir Muhammad Kamaldeen, the Grand Mufti of Ilorin Sheikh Suleiman Faruq Onikijipa, Sheikh Sarafadeen Ajara, the Jagunmolu of Igbaja-land and owner of Al-Hikmah University Alhaji Oladimeji Igbaja, the representative of the APC Senator
The Governor, who had earlier sent his condolences, also attended the Janazah prayer for the deceased in Ilorin, the State capital.
At the Fidau prayer on Thursday, the Governor made a personal donation of N10m to support the immediate family of the late cleric, and another donation for the scholars who led the prayers.
Grand Mufti of Ilorin Sheikh Suleiman Faruq Onikijpa and Sheikh Sarafadeen Ajara, in their separate sermons, described the Muslim preacher as peace-loving and contented.
Onikijipa admonished the faithful to always support the cause of God and to support the welfare of Islamic scholars who are propagating Islam.
Ajara said Sheikh Aboto was known for his piety and his devotion to da’awah and the activities of Adabiyyah worldwide, praying Allah to repose his soul and comfort his family and the Aboto community.
In a statement on Saturday following his death, the Governor had said: “As faithfuls, we accept the judgment of our creator. We beseech Him to grant the scholar and others involved al-jannah Firdaus.”
Imo State Labour Party Gubernatorial Aspirant Found Dead
Chief Humphrey Anumudu, a Labour Party aspirant in the upcoming Governorship primaries in Imo State, has been found dead in his house.
Fidel Info reports that The aspirant died in his house in Lagos after he had returned from an LP meeting at the party national headquarters in Abuja on Friday.
A native of Mbieri Ancient Kingdom in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state, Anumudu was reportedly found dead in his house in what family sources described as a “spiritual attack.”
As a multi-billionaire businessman cum politician, he has been contesting for the governorship seat of the state since 1998.
He was said to be the true winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in the state in 1998 before the ticket was ceded to Achike Udenwa who went on to rule the state between 1999 and 2007.
Since then he had been contesting for the number one seat of the state. In 2019 he was the Zenith Labour party governorship candidate.
A close friend of the deceased said that he died around 5:30 pm on Friday.
The late politician had already paid the sum of 25 million Naira for Labour Party’s Governorship form for the November 11th 2023 Guber contest.
Chief Anumudu, a respected legal luminary and an astute politician was also the Chief Executive Officer of Globe Motors.
He contested for the Governorship election in the past under the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
INEC Vows To Prosecute Perpetrators Of Violence In 2023 Elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to prosecute perpetrators of electoral violence in the just-concluded 2023 general elections.
Fidel Info reports that The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, stated this on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Oyekanmi said the prosecution of electoral offenders and their sponsors will curb the prevalence of violence in the nation’s elections.
He also called for the need for the establishment of the Electoral Offences Commission and Tribunal to prosecute such offenders and their sponsors.
The INEC boss spokesman noted that if the new commission was established, electoral offenders and their sponsors would reconsider their actions.
Oyekanmi, however, said the Commission has succeeded in prosecuting a few electoral offenders, but their sponsors have been largely untouched.
He said, “Electoral violence should not be tolerated. That is why the commission has been calling for the establishment of the Electoral Offences Commission and Tribunal, specifically to try cases related to infractions associated with elections.
“In fact, stakeholders have also been calling for this tribunal for many years, especially after the 2011 general elections. I believe strongly that if perpetrators of electoral violence and their sponsors know that they will give account for their misdeeds, they will think twice.”
“The commission has succeeded in prosecuting a few electoral offenders, but their sponsors have been largely untouched. We need to change this.”
JUST IN: CBN Orders Banks To Circulate Cash This Weekend
As part of a coordinated effort to facilitate the circulation of banknotes of various denominations, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks throughout the nation.
Fidel Info reports that Also, the CBN has ordered all commercial banks to be open on Saturdays and Sundays. (more…)
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