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Osun CAN Accuses Aregbesola Of Promoting Islamic Agenda, Religious Extremism

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rauf aregbesolaGovernor Rauf Aregbesola has been accused by the Christian Association of Nigeria of attempting to Islamise Osun State.

This position was made known by the Chairman, Osun chapter of CAN, Superior Evangelist Abraham Aladeseye, and the Secretary, Rev Father Gbenga Ajayi, at a news conference in Osogbo on Monday.

The organisation, among other things, accused the Aregbesola administration of attempting to drive a wedge between religious groups in Osun because the state government had been fixing state functions for Sunday mornings.

CAN added that the government might have changed the name of Osun State from ‘State of the Living Spring’ to ‘State of the Virtuous,’ because “Jesus Christ is referred to as the living spring.”

CAN also faulted the insistence by some state government-backed Islamic fundamentalists, who had been calling for the wearing of hijab in all public schools – including Christian public schools saying that the development had led to increasing restiveness in the state.

Also, the Christian group decried the declaration of a public holiday by the Aregbesola administration, stressing that “not even in Sokoto, the seat of the caliphate, is Hijra declared a public holiday.”

The group said, “Bearing in mind the poor economic status of our state, one simply wonders why the governor chose to demolish the existing buildings in public schools, rather than renovate them as was being done by Ondo State Government.

“If this is not religious extremism, what else can it be, considering the fact that in the 40-year history of the National Youth Service Corps, hijab has not been incorporated into the NYSC uniform?”

But the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the state, Semiu Okanlawon, said the issues raised by CAN “are those that had been resolved long before now and in which all Christian leaders at the various meetings with the governor expressed clear understanding of the positions of the government.”

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13 Comments

  1. silk

    March 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    See his face like boko haram, idiots in power, no good agenda other than to overheat d polity. Yeye governor kawai.

  2. kenneth c a oji

    March 19, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Pls don’t allow the northern boko haram to influence your administration/ agender . Mind you that your manifestos has nothing to do with religion & not only muslims that voted you into Osun got. House/office

  3. A loyalist

    March 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Kill urself untop him. Osun CAN do not have any point.I can decide to were hijab untop my NYSC uniform since am a muslim,did he force any christian to do so? U may decided to go to office on Sunday bcos sunday is not christian day,its just a public holiday.however muslims do av programe on sunday i.e NASFAT,QOREB n co,so individual will decide wethere to go to church or office. Morover,it has nothing to do if Sokoto decleared Hijra day or not,if christian is there nobody will complain if u declear pastor Adeboye day. Pls stop discriminating,SILLEnT Bokoharam.

  4. Holu

    March 19, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    That is what is good for you people, when next you want to vote people you w look for better somebody.

  5. S.S.S

    March 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Good job governor keep it up

  6. Deedat

    March 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    This christians are the Boko haram in disguise.
    I don’t know why they like creating trouble that they can’t withstand.
    They are soooooo brain washed against Islam. This is really bad and this is why God is going to so much punish you in hell for going against his religion following a mans doctrine.
    I agree with that pastor that visited Hell and saw well noted Pastors in Hell. Did you hear him say anything about imams in HELL?
    Programmed nitwits.
    Focus on Islam not Muslims.
    Islam is perfect but Muslims are not. Which makes them Human.
    Hell await those saying God has a Son. God is not a man who sins, eat, feed,sleep or attend to call of nature.
    God is a spirit and those who worship Him worship Him in spirit not in form, shape or size like the christians do for Jesus. Jesus instructed you to worship his God and your God (JOHN 20:17) but you threw his teaching away,
    He also said in (Mark 12:29) hear O Israel the Lord our God is one Lord including him. But you forgot that which he said as a message which God sent him to deliver. And this is why God is going to send all those who said he is three of one. For God is just ONE and you must submit to Him alone. Make hay while you still have life and make research on what Islam is before is to late coz Jesus taught islamic monotheism which iz submission to one true creator Allah. Salam

  7. Young

    March 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Wat bad in wat he do, u xtians ar soo selfish.

  8. Abdulrasheed

    March 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Xtians r enemies of Islam, that is why they bury their deceased fellows on Fridays, don’t forget d Yoruba meaning of “Friday”, is it not those AJAYI CROWTHER’S and CO. that translated it that way. A governor said Muslims should wear hijab, are they wearing it on Christians heads, and how is that u ppls business, if u ppl share ur deceitful newtestaments in public schools u don’t select xtian children along, u give xtians n Muslims, but we don’t complain, had it been a Muslim organisation is shaing a copy of d holy Qur’an, in public school u saddist will see something terrible in it. If u xtians don’t tolerate our religion we shall not tolerate u xtians anymore in south-west.

  9. Ablan

    March 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    wat is d real problem of u people. u just want everything 2 be in ur favour. Only God can save u

  10. Christ's friend forever

    March 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    OUR JESUS THE ALPHA, THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE ENDING. HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD THE POSSESSOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. YOU REIGN FOREVER AND EVER MY FATHER I LOVED YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

  11. Omotayo

    March 22, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Nothing is bad in what the man has done. Does he force the christian to wear hijab. Try to be tolerance you enemy of islam.

  12. Omotayo

    March 22, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Nothing is wrong in what the man has done. Does he force the chritian to wear hijab. You need to be tolerance you enemy of islam.

  13. Azeez

    March 22, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Nothing is wrong in what the man has done. Does he force the chritian to wear hijab? You need to be tolerance you enemy of islam.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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