Friday Sermon

[FRIDAY SERMON] Health, Sickness, And The Ebola Epidemic In the Light of Islam, By Imam Murtada

First Sermon: In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of mercy. Praise be to Allah. O Allah, we praise you, beseech you for help and forgiveness. Whomever Allah guides no one can misguide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, I also bear witness…
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Issues of the Day

Decontee Sawyer: Grieving Widow, Daft Bimbo or Self-Seeking Narcissist? By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

When at first I read Decontee Sawyer’s attempt to excuse away the irresponsible conduct of her husband, Patrick Sawyer(Premium Times, August 13 2014), I was truly peeved. She should just have kept quiet. That way, we wouldn’t even have known of her existence. Then I read it a second time,…
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Guest Columns

The Triumph Of Popular Will Over Brigandage, By Ayo Oyalowo

“It’s an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest, actually working on political campaigns.” – Sal Albanese I arrived Osogbo, the capital of the state of Osun on Sunday 3rd of August, 2014 and one thing that immediately struck me was…
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Guest Columns

The Presidential Elections and a Potential Democratic Farce, By Olu Akanmu

If President Jonathan contests election against himself, without an opposition, essentially a national referendum on his performance, it is doubtful given his approval rating that he would win more than 50% of the votes.  Public confidence in the government has been eroded by the perception of a weak commitment to…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Osun Elections Shows You Can Make Your Vote Count, By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

The State of Osun became the firewall for the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) juggernaut. Osun elections bears witness that; you can make your vote count. It also shows, with awareness and advocacy, people will make informed choices.  Voting in an election is a primary…
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