Monday, August 22, 2016

Eight persons killed over blasphemy against Islam and Prophet Muhammad

Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari

It is reported that eight people were murdered on Monday over alleged blasphemy by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara in Zamfara State

According to various reports including Sahara Reporters and Vanguard, the student was said to have made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and was consequently attacked by a mob. The boy was said to have been beaten to pulp by the mob, and the man, whose name was simply given as Tajudeen, took him in his car and rush to a hospital.

The mob had gone to specifically attack the boy. However the fact that Tajudeen helped the boy, enraged the mob. An eye witness said the mob went to Tajudeed's house, descended on the occupants of the house and killed them also. They then set the house on fire. 

The state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, joined hundreds of people to bury the deceased

The governor, who called for an emergency Security Council meeting over the incident, expressed sadness and vowed that “no stone will be left unturned until all those behind this act are brought to book”. The police have imposed a 12-hour curfew in the community, from 7p.m. to 7a.m. daily until further notice, with warning that anyone caught violating the order would be prosecuted.

Same Sex Marriage: Australian Govt. Delays Referendum Until February 2017

The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and his administration has announced that it will delay the referendum on same sex marriage until February 2017; Turnbull had said he wanted the vote to be held next year. 

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the vote, called a plebiscite, is being pushed back to February.

“The government has always said that a decision on same-sex marriage will be made by a vote of all Australians in a national plebiscite to be held as soon as practicable,” a government spokesman said.

Late last week, the Australian Electoral Commission advised the Special Minister of State against the conduct of a plebiscite this calendar year.

A timeline for the vote would now be announced in September and that the question expected to be asked is: "Do you approve of a law to permit people of the same sex to marry?"

A large majority of Australians support marriage equality, according to polls.

President Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu and I by Oby Ezekwesili

I woke up yesterday to read a fictitious report credited to me by Sunday Tribune that I claimed President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve to be president. And on the basis of the fiction weaved together by a reporter, he let loose one of those now-very-common indecorous and rumor- inspired verbal assault from presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu. 

However, today, in one of those uncommon but very professional decisions, Tribune newspaper not only recanted on the story but also apologized to me. While I thank the newspaper for toeing the path of honour, I hope Mallam Garba Shehu will also be decent enough to admit his error of judgement and tender an unreserved apology for his falsehood and unwarranted attacks at me.

Notwithstanding, it is important not to lose sight of the real issue which is about the fate of 2000 young Nigerians who were employed into the Nigerian Immigration Service, after a rigorous and transparent process by the last administration, only for their services to be cynically dispensed with by the current administration. These are Nigerians from across the country.

Incidentally, I was drawn to their plight just because in driving past where they had congregated, I saw among them a friend and BBOG colleague, Hajia Aisha Yesufu, who, as it would turn out, had taken up their cause. I spoke with them briefly and I had pleaded with the president to look into their matter. Fortunately, in correcting the earlier wrong publication, Tribune has helped to bring out what I said in its story of today as captured below: FORMER Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, never said President Muhammadu Buhari did not deserve to be president. Our sister publication, Sunday Tribune, had attributed the statement to be part of what she said over the plight of 2,000 immigration service recruits who slept at the entrance of Aso Villa from Friday till Saturday morning.

Snatcha drops fun video of the track titled "Light"; featuring Mike Abdul

Snatcha (real name Adekunle Adeyoola) has just dropped a new video of the track titled "Light". This fun and playful features Mike Abdul of Midnight Crew.  The beat was done by Ace producer, Egarboi.

Snatcha is one half of the famous gospel group, RoofTop MCs.

The track, "Light" is from his new album "The Value of Nothing".  The value of Nothing is available on Itunes, Amazon, googleplay, spotify and every major online music store, you can also order physical copies at and get a free gift from his Merchandise store and even FREE lunch with Snatcha.

You can connect with snatcha on

Twitter: @snatcha
instagram : soulsnatcha
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you can Text him on +441548312029
You can even add yourself to his phonebook :
Nice singalong track...

What do you think?

Also check it out on Soundcloud

Wear Grace signs on Sokleva Hughes as Ambassador (@weargrace)

A Nigerian Clothing brand, Wear Grace, has signed on gospel artiste, Sokleva Hughes, one half of the famous Christian duo, Rooftop MCs as its ambassador.

Sokleva, (real name Olaitan Shobowale Hughes) shared this on his Istagram page saying
“People are going to judge the book by its cover, it’s human nature.
Why don’t you wear your conviction? If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many souls do you think a scripture is worth?
WearGrace is a brand that helps you put your garment where your faith is. And so it’s my pleasure to announce that yours truly is now an ambassador for the clothing brand, WEARGRACE!”@weargrace
Wear Grace is a brand focused on the promotion of Gospel Truth through the printing of Bible passage quotes on different kinds of outfits.

The contract signed yesterday, Sunday the 21st of August, endorsed Sokleva as an AMBASSADOR for the clothing brand.

Boluwaduro & GLA Hits iTunes, Amazon & CDBaby With New Album ‘What A Joy’

Boluwaduro and her amazing team GLA (God’s Living Altars) have released their much awaited new album ‘What A Joy‘. The album is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, Spotify and other major digital stores.

The 14-track LP features cameos from vocal powerhouse Psalmos, Mac Donald and Femi Temowo. When asked about the album, Boluwaduro said; “Reflecting on the joy we experience when we become one with the Father through the adoption by the shedding of the blood of Jesus, It is an eternal sweet experience that even death cannot stop. ‘WHAT A JOY‘ is an expression of that sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit that brings about all what the kingdom of God entails; Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost.

‘What a Joy‘ Track-listing

1. Your Banner I Raise
2. Oba Bi Olorun Osi
3. Reason (feat. Psalmos & Femi Temowo)
4. Halleluyah to the King
5. So so Praise
6. Dry Bones
7. Gbemisoke (Lifted)
8. When We Pray
9. Glory of the Latter
10. Se’loba
11. Onyeoma
12. Sweetest Praise
13 Mo Ti Ni Jesu
14 In Christ Alone (feat. Mac Donald)


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