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Ohinoyi of Ebiraland Appointed as National Vice President General of JNI



The apex Group for the Nigerian Muslim Community – Jamatul Nasir Islam (JNI) at the National level has appointed the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, HRM Dr. Ahmed Tijani Muhammed Anaje, as her National Vice President General.

The Kogi State Chapter of JNI, led by the Chairman Ambassador Usman Bello, presented the Appointment Letter and a Congratulatory Letter from His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’adu Abubakar – the Sultan of Sokoto, to the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland at the Ohinoyi of Ebira Palace, in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The State JNI Chairman pointed out that the position of JNI National Vice President General is usually bestowed on the highest Traditional ruler who is a Muslim in a State as all other Islamic Leaders and Groups will be under his Leadership.

He pointed out that the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, HRM Dr. Ahmed Tijani Muhammed Anaje, has been contributing to the growth of Islam in Kogi State, saying that he has no doubt in his ability to deliver the needed results.

Speaking, the Secretary of JNI in Kogi State, Alhaji Isa Adeboye, reeled out the achievements of the Islamic Group in the State to include a befitting JNI Secretariat with Masjid, Building of Masjid in Kogi West, Kogi Central, among other achievements.

The State JNI Secretary said the successes recorded so far was as a result of the massive support given to the Body by the former Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello, describing him as a man who has made history.

He congratulated Dr. Anaje on his appointment as the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, assuring the support of the Association to enable him succeed.

Responding, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, HRM Dr. Ahmed Tijani Muhammed Anaje, appreciated Allah for the gift of life and for finding him worthy to serve the people of Ebiraland.

HRM Dr. Anaje said his joy knows no bound for the honor done him by the JNI through the call to serve as National Vice President General of the Islamic Body, stating that it is a call to double his efforts in service.

The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland said he was happy over the good testimonies of the efforts of Former Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello at supporting the growth of Islam in Kogi State, describing him as a pride to the Ebira Nation and Kogites.

HRM Dr. Ahmed Anaje appreciated JNI for finding him worthy to serve in the exalted position and promised to live up to expectations in the discharge of his duties to the Muslim Community in the State and beyond.

In Kogi State, the Position of JNI National Vice President was earlier held by the Late Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, HRM Dr. Ado Ibrahim (CoN) as the visiting Islamic Clerics took time to pray to Allah to forgive his shortcomings and also prayed for the successful reign of the new Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, HRM Dr. Ahmed Tijani Muhammed Anaje.

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Protesters Seek Enforcement Of Benue’s Anti-Open Grazing Law



The people of Gwer West LGA of Benue State have staged a protest ON the Makurdi-Naka road to demand en-forcement of the state’s anti-open grazing law following the killing of 28 people in some communities in the Gyaru-wa axis by armed men on Sunday night.

During the protest, Mbapuun Fabian, who is the Secretary of Gyaruwa Forum (GAF), said that villagers in farming communities of Gwer West LGA were gruesomely murdered.

A former Chairman of Gwer West, Francis Ayagah, called on the federal government to ensure the safety of his people as he noted that the renewed insecurity in the area was occasioned by the failure of the Governor Hyacinth Alia administration to enforce the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of Benue State.

Ayagah expressed worry that the non-implementation of the grazing law had allowed herders to move freely with their cows and arms which they used to attack villagers.

Another protester, Titus Numzua, who hails from Segev/Yegev Council Ward where all the attacks occurred, said that the influx of herdsmen in the area had complicated the security situation of many communities.

He also called on the federal government to ensure the safety of the people, and particularly called on Governor Alia to provide logistical support to security agencies, the Benue State Livestock Guards and the Community Vol-unteer Guards to ensure peace returned to the area.

Meanwhile, the Senator representing Benue North West, Titus Zam, while sympathising with the victims, con-demned the attacks which led to the death of many people, including women, children and the elderly.

In a statement signed by his Personal Assistant (PA) on Media, Terungwa Nunde, Zam prayed to God to continue to protect his people, and called on Governor Alia to come to their aid.

Similarly, the Member representing Gwer East/Gwer West Federal Constituency, Arc. Asema Achado, condemned the murder of his constituents and called on the state government to enforce the law prohibiting open grazing and also ensure the perpetrators of the dastardly act were brought to book.

It would be recalled that the state government assured in March, this year of implementing the grazing law at the expiration of a two-week ultimatum handed to herders who flocked the state with their animals to vacate.

It was gathered that the delay in the implementation was, however, due to the transfer of the Force Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Major General Sunday Igbinomwanhia, who headed the security network saddled with the responsibility to enforce the law.

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I’m Still In Love, Man Begs Divorce Seeking Wife



A housewife, Lawal Modupe Lawal, has approached an Upper Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja seeking the dissolution of her 17-year-old marriage to her husband, Ismaila on grounds of “lack of love and affection.”

Modupe told the court that she got married to Ismaila, according to Islamic laws on October 24, 2007.

The mother of three, said that her husband sent her out of her matrimonial home on June 17, 2023.

”I do not love him anymore and I want the court to dissolve the marriage, ” she said.

The husband, however, said that he still loves his wife and would not grant her a divorce.

He pleaded with court to call for a mediation with members of his family and his wife’s family.

The Judge, Mohammed Wakili, however advised the respondent to make efforts to win his wife’s love back.

Wakili also urged Modupe to give her husband a chance.

The judge gave the couple two weeks to settle their differences and report back to the court on May 2.


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House of Representatives shifts resumption date to April 30



The House of Representatives has announced the further rescheduling of the resumption date from the ongoing recess. According to a release signed by Hon Akin Rotimi Jr. the House Spokesperson, the new resumption date is now set for Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.

“This adjustment, as communicated by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, Esq., in an internal correspondence to Honourable Members on Wednesday, is aimed at giving Honourable Members more time for constituency outreach to secure adequate input in the constitution review process.

“The extension follows the earlier decision by the House Committee on Constitution Review to extend the deadline for submission of memoranda to April 30, 2024.

“Additionally, the extended timeline will allow for more concerted preparation for the legislative summits on State Police, as well as the one on Tax Reforms, Revenue Enhancement, and Digital Transformation coming up in the next 2 weeks.

“All inconveniences arising from this rescheduling are regretted. In line with the Legislative Agenda of the 10th Assembly, the House remains committed to being accountable and providing timely communications to all stakeholders”.

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