Alhaji Haroon Daya-Biu, a Muslim cleric in Epe Local Government of Lagos State, has urged Muslims and Christians to embrace the peace and live in unity in 2014.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that “Ratibi” means smaller mosques within the community that are not central mosques.
In his message, Daya-Biu appealed to both Christians and Muslims to live in unity and embrace the peace to enhance progress in the country.
The cleric urged adherents of both religions to show love to one another.
“Muslims love peace, Islam does not preach violence and we are peaceful people.
“That is why we are going to use this prayer to pray for the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and our Christian brothers and sisters.
“We all must pray for peace and development in Nigeria.
“God, who brought us together, does not make mistakes.
“He does His things with care and He did not bring us together to fight and kill one another,”he said.
Daya-Biu called on Muslims and Christians to collectively observe one day fasting and prayer for the peace and unity of the country.
He urged Muslims to use the season to pray to Allah for forgiveness of sins and to stay away from vices that were against the teachings of Prophet Mohammed.
The cleric wished Nigerians prosperous New Year and prayed that God would continue to bless President Goodluck Jonathan and the political and religious leaders.
Similarly, in a New Year sermon, Pastor Sola Ojedokun of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Tabernacle Parish, Bariga, called for love and peace among the people.
Ojedokun prayed that 2014 would be a better year for the people of Lagos State and Nigeria in general.
“As we reflect on the true meaning of the New Year and God’s abiding love to mankind, may the joy of the season and God’s loving kindness be with us in 2014 and beyond.
“As followers of Christ, let us, therefore, show love; be kind to one another and work for peaceful and harmonious co-existence in our communities,” Ojedokun said.
Come and enter government” – Desmond Elliot tells youth. (Video)
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
See the clip below;
Ugandan man slumps, dies ten days to his wedding
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.
Davido slams Desmond Elliot over calls for social media regulations
Music entertainer, Davido, has slammed Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot over his calls for social media regulation.
Information Nigeria recalls that Elliot, a Nollywood actor on Wednesday joined other Nigerian politicians in calling for the regulation on social media.
But, in a tweet on Thursday, Davido said all the memories Desmond Elliot gave him through his movies as a child has just been destroyed because of what he said about social media.
His tweet reads:
Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious childhood memories he gave us in movies
Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious child hood memories he gave us in movies ….
— Davido (@davido) October 29, 2020
Elliot has earlier taken to Instagram to deny the allegation of being one of those pushing for an anti-social media bill to stifle free speech.
Reacting to the lawmaker’s denial of the allegation, a Twitter influencer and medical doctor, Dr Olufunmilayo challenged him to let the whole world see the video of what he said about social media regulation.
Watch video below:
#EndSARS : Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot advocates for social media regulations.
What are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/FIOUc4AXpu
— Akpraise (@AkpraiseMedia) October 29, 2020
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