Opinion

Asiwaju Tella and the Long Walk to Honour, By Tunde Musibau Akanni

As Alhaji Tella therefore bags a distinguished, formal recognition from his Iwo roots today, what may probably remain the most enduring legacy is the inspiration he has cultivated in multitudes across assorted sectors. To the bounteous glory of Almighty Allah, my brother and friend, Kayode Awobadejo, a distinguished muslim alumnus…
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Opinion

Absurdity of A Pilgrimage For Top UTME Scorers, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

...the National Hajj Commission’s pledge to reward brilliant candidates is an example of a good initiative fraught with potential complications. Why holy pilgrimage? Besides, what gives the Commission the assurance that top UTME scorers would be Muslims? Assuming all the top scorers are atheists, what happens? Depending on the way…
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Opinion

Time for Nigeria to End Sponsorship of Pilgrimages, By Afeso Albert Akanbi

The crucial questions are: Of what economic value and benefit are those who receive the largesse from government to attend these pilgrimages to the Nigerian estate when they return? What benefits do their trips hold for the average Nigeria on the streets? On July 30, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo oversaw…
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Opinion

Hajj 2017: How Fair Is the Nigerian Fare?, By Jaafar Jaafar

Nigeria is in recession. Workers are unpaid. There is hunger in the land. Poverty is everywhere. It makes no economic sense to ignore these maladies and subsidise religious pilgrimages. I believe the reward of feeding hungry citizens is higher than that of subsiding the Hajj. From Oxford Street to Shepherd’s…
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