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Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Mgbadike80: 7:02am On Dec 23, 2019
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The Chief Justice of Nigeria recently called for the amendment of the Constitution to expand the scope of Sharia legal system. What do you think?

What I think we should do is to restructure Nigeria so that areas where Muslims are in the majority like Zamfara and Kano will have their system. Where Christians are more, allow them to have their way.

Law is what governs people and controls them. If there is Sharia law in Borno State, Boko Haram will end immediately because there will be nothing to agitate for. Saudi Arabia is running the Sharia system but that does not prevent them from developing. They have the best roads, hospitals and the latest technology.

They produce some of the highest number of PhD holders in all fields.

Restructuring Nigeria is the most important thing. Don’t talk about Sharia. Each state should have autonomy to do what suits the majority of its population. You cannot neglect religion. It is very potent. If it is used to manipulate the people, it becomes opium but if it is used strictly according to the scriptures, it is good.

In Islam, we are told that Muslims should love Christians. Clerics are not big-headed. Christianity inculcates humility. If your neighbour is a good Christian, you are safe. If your neighbour is a good Muslim, you are safe. A good Christian or a good Muslim will not chase your wife, he will not chase your daughter, he will not come home drunk, and he will not steal your money. We should not fight religion. We should rather embrace religion.

But it should be localized, not nationalised. Let states have their autonomy and rules. Muslim states that want Sharia should have it. If you do that, you will control crime. When Sharia was introduced in Zamfara, the crime rate was low. Go and check police records.

‘Intellectually capable’

I do not think it is for the Chief Justice of Nigeria to prescribe anything, it is for the National Assembly to restructure Nigeria but I do not think we have the right calibre of people in the National Assembly to do that. They are not intellectually capable of restructuring Nigeria. Restructuring should happen in the next dispensation. Nigerians should be wise enough to elect intellectuals into government. Three years is good enough for Christians, Muslims and other intellectuals to come together and work out plans. It is just a matter of time. This is a very beautiful country and we can make it what we want. It is time for us to restructure Nigeria.

Should restructuring include amending the provisions of the Constitution on Sharia to cover the whole nation?

Sharia has nothing to do with non-Muslims. Only the Sharia court can handle issues of inheritance for Muslims and not the conventional court. There has to be a way for an appellate court for Sharia cases. Once there is a law, there has to be an end. There should be an end to where the law can reach. If we restructure Nigeria to give every state autonomy, the country will be good. America is as diverse as we are but the laws of the country are well-rooted. We need a federation like America where the states will have some form of independence.

Nigeria seems more divided now than ever before. What do you think is responsible? Is it politics or religion?

Politics is responsible. Religion unites mankind. If you remove Buddhism from India and China, for instance, there will be chaos. If you remove Christianity, there will be chaos and if you remove Islam, there will be chaos. Religion solidifies. It holds mankind in big blocks so that they can respect each other. Religion is spiritual even though religious leaders exploit people. But there is an extent to which they can go because the scriptures are there. It is all about morality. It is all about good neighbourliness and compassion. Religion is never a problem but those who manipulate religion are. That is where the problem is. The division in the country is caused by the political leadership. We don’t have good leaders. We have leadership that still believes it is in opposition. It is structured to be opposing like critics. They are in power but they still behave as if they are in opposition.

I recently heard the Vice President saying they could not tackle poverty because of the past government. You are in your fifth year of leadership yet you still blame somebody for not turning things around? Adolf Hitler met Germany in utter disaster but, in a few years, Germany was producing machines to fight the world. It is leadership. The economy is dependent on leadership. We don’t have that. There is crime everywhere. We are spending wrongly.

Recently, President Buhari submitted a request to the National Assembly to borrow another $30billion. What does this portend?

They do not have priorities on development. They want a quick fix. They want to build edifices so that they can say ‘this is what we did’. This is not how an economy is run. Human development indices are very low in Nigeria. Mortality rate is high, and the standard of education is poor. If you train Nigerians, they will do what is right. Our budget for human development is very poor. We are spending where we should not spend because we want to impress.

Talking about education, the North is not making progress in terms of school enrolment. What do you think is responsible for this state of affairs?

Leaders are not investing enough in education. The budgetary allocation for education is low. Since the North has a problem in the education sector, state governments should invest more in education. They should get teachers from other places, improve the quality of teachers and build more schools. Things will turn around in a short time if proper attention is paid to education. We are not spending on education and we are not spending on health. What government needs to do is to create industrial agriculturists. We have arable lands. Government should assist people who want to embrace agriculture. When you give loan to small scale farmers, it does not help. What happens is that after getting the loan, instead of tilling the lands, they buy hajj tickets or marry more wives. They engage in bedroom farming, not real farming.

Prof. Ango Abdullahi recently said politicians and political system have failed Nigerians. Is theocracy an option?

Theocracy died several years ago. The papal authority used to send crusaders to the Middle East but it turned out a disaster and the Pope lost his authority. Monarchs came out but they lost their authority. There is no more theocracy. In Islam, the caliphate was completely destroyed in 1924 and there are no more caliphates now. God cannot allow you to form a government under his cloak and you will be deceiving people. He will destroy it.

What is your reaction to the recent discovery of torture centres in the name of Islamic rehabilitation centres?

I have been to some of the centres. There was a wrong narration to the stories. Poverty and ignorance in the North have led to an explosion in the use of drugs. Men, women, and children are addicts and there are no government institutions that can handle such things. Out of necessity, families take their children to such centres with the hope that they will be restrained and rehabilitated. It is not a hospital where they can be treated, so they chain the addicts so that they will not harm anybody or themselves. It is the parents of some of these children that want them to be shackled. It is as a result of the absence of government. Government should provide rehabilitation centres to address this huge problem.

During the first four years of Buhari, you expressed disappointment with his performance. Is there any sign that there will be change?

Things have become worse. Look at the border closure. Look at the obsession with rice. This is a government that thrives on propaganda and it capitalises on the ignorance of its supporters. Things are bad for the people. Court orders have no meaning in Nigeria now because government can ignore it.

Do you sometimes fear that Nigeria is heading towards dictatorship as some people claim?

Nigeria is too big. What I fear is a slide into anarchy. Government seems not able to handle anything. Boko Haram is too big for government. Violent herdsmen are too big for government to handle. All the money that is being borrowed, why can’t they improve the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC? They don’t want to make INEC work because they depend on rigging.

If you were to advise this government, what would you say?

This is a difficult question for me because if you beat a dead horse, will it run? The situation is terribly bad. People cannot feed. People cannot buy drugs. You can no longer trust even your driver to buy fuel for you. He would rather take part of the money to feed his family. Corruption is everywhere because of lack of leadership. We need a new crop of leaders in the country. We need people who are not stained by blood and corruption.

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Racoon(m): 8:08am On Dec 23, 2019
Saudi Arabia is running the Sharia system but more that does not prevent them from developing.They have the best roads, hospitals and the latest technology. They produce some of the highest number of PhD holders in all fields.

Restructuring Nigeria is the most important thing. Don’t talk about Sharia. Each state should have autonomy to do what suits the majority of its population.
This is the summary.No Islamic nation practice the religion than Saudi Arabia but in contrast, many are rather poor, backward and practice extreme fanatism than this nation.

Guess it's the same restructuring endpoint that official of this moribund govt have been telling us that we don't need? This nation is just sitting on a precipice

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by helinues: 8:09am On Dec 23, 2019
Abi ooo..

Religious fanatics everywhere

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by StaffofOrayan(m): 8:43am On Dec 23, 2019
This man seems to be the only sensible Islamic leader in Nigeria.
Most are just hypocrites whose only qualification in life is memorizing Arabic, the have zero input on growing a nation, just look at Northern Nigeria, all they do is build mosques and sponsor trips to Saudi Arabia. Every negative indices are found in the North!

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Mgbadike80: 8:46am On Dec 23, 2019
This man just said the truth and nothing but the truth. I just wish to add that Nigeria should be restructured into the four original regions. The current states lacks the finance and size needed to be viable.

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by valentineuwakwe(m): 8:52am On Dec 23, 2019
I just can't understand the kind of CJN we have in this country,instead of making comment on issues that will broaden national unity, he is busy talking about sharia law....it's like asking every schools in the country to put a sign post of the Lord's prayer on the entrance of the gate...dat will definitely spark fire in the North...
I just hope those we entrust to hold and make us peaceful don't ignite us one day!

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by saaron(m): 8:57am On Dec 23, 2019
First:
- Buhari swore to continue the agitation for total implementation of Sharia all over Nigeria in Kaduna, 2001.

- One year later in 2002, Boko haram appeared and began a campaign of violence demanding for total implementation of Sharia law in Nigeria.

- Buhari's Sharia CJN Illegally appointed now demanding for the expansion of Sharia law in the Constitution.


Three groups of people asking for the same thing. Isn't that suspicious? Is the sharia CJN now given in the demand of Boko haram? Aren't these groups working together for total Islamization of Nigeria through Islamic Sharia law?

Nigerians must open their eyes and see the Deception going on in the name of One Nigeria.

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by JonDon12: 9:04am On Dec 23, 2019
Under our two eyes, Nigeria is becoming a Taliban state. Christians where are you.

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by MizzPhoney(f): 9:12am On Dec 23, 2019
And that is why they don't like you Sir. Always speaking the truth...

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Nobody: 9:34am On Dec 23, 2019
angry





There are only 4 people that speaks the truth in d entire north and they are.

1. Sheikh Gunmi.
2. Bishop Mathew Kukah.
3. Emir Sanusi.
4. Engr. Buba Galadima

But I disagree with Sheikh where he said that Holy Qur'an said Moslem should love Christians too, it's a lie Holy Qur'an in Surah 5:51 said that Moslems should hate nd kill Jews nd Christians.

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Randy100: 9:35am On Dec 23, 2019
Lets restructure, so that any state that want Sharia law can implement it.

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Racoon(m): 9:55am On Dec 23, 2019
valentineuwakwe:
I just can't understand the kind of CJN we have in this country.Instead of making comment on issues that will broaden national unity, he is busy talking about sharia law.

It's like asking every schools in the country to put a sign post of the Lord's prayer on the entrance of the gate.That will definitely spark fire in the North.I just hope those we entrust to hold and make us peaceful don't ignite us one day!
This is what a nation gets when appointments or governance is based on parochial and religious sentiments.How can a man that read Islamic law even with mediocrity be made a CJN of a secular state like Nigeria?

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by OlujobaSamuel: 11:29am On Dec 23, 2019
OoniOfIfe:
angry





There are only 4 people that speaks the truth in d entire north and they are.

1. Sheikh Gunmi.
2. Bishop Mathew Kukah.
3. Emir Sanusi.
4. Delete

But I disagree with Sheikh where he said that Holy Qur'an said Moslem should love Christians too, it's a lie Holy Qur'an in Surah 1:5 said that Moslems should hate nd kill Jews nd Christians.
4. Umar Dangiwa

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Newnas(m): 11:33am On Dec 23, 2019
StaffofOrayan:
This man seems to be the only sensible Islamic leader in Nigeria.
Most are just hypocrites whose only qualification in life is memorizing Arabic, the have zero input on growing a nation, just look at Northern Nigeria, all they do is build mosques and sponsor trips to Saudi Arabia. Every negative indices are found in the North!

The media only published what their sponsors ask them to say. I can tell you that apart from Lagos, there's no southern state that has better roads than Kano, sokoto and many other northern states.

This Makinde of Oyo that you people are shouting about. Lemme tell you the fact, he's achievements will be dwarfed compared to Ajimobi's let alone El-Rufai and Ganduje's achievements.

In you people's minds you think Aboki is ignorant and illiterate. Maybe you should travel to ABU, UDUS and Unimaid you'll see Aboki lecturers that will beat many of these your so-called professors.

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by EriataEse: 11:34am On Dec 23, 2019

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by explosiveskull(m): 11:34am On Dec 23, 2019
Sensible; they shouldn't always be putting religion in position of ridicule but focus on your job

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by wiseone28: 11:34am On Dec 23, 2019
nice one
Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by MobilityExpress: 11:35am On Dec 23, 2019
Someone just called Kano, Zamfara and Borno muslim states and nobody bats an eyes. But when Wike called Rivers a Christian state, they almost declared jihad on his head, noise everywhere. Can you see the double standard? Anyway, Rivers state is a Christian state, if you don't like it, slap yourself and keep slapping yourself till your brain does factory reset to respect other people's lives and opinions. God bless Wike, and God bless the Christian state of Rivers tongue

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Nobody: 11:35am On Dec 23, 2019
Gumi Gumi cheesy

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Finnese001: 11:36am On Dec 23, 2019
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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by sanemind3(m): 11:36am On Dec 23, 2019
true talk
Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by OmoManU: 11:36am On Dec 23, 2019
All these people just playing with the destiny of most uninformed and powerless masses. All of them should Bleep off

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Sunnycliff(m): 11:37am On Dec 23, 2019
No he won't...he wants Sharia law to be a national law, as if Nigeria is an Islamic nation.

The outcome of a CJN with Islamic law as area of specialization in a religious diverse nation.

Buhari is senseless

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Lovelies1: 11:37am On Dec 23, 2019
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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by magilou: 11:37am On Dec 23, 2019
How could each state have their own autonomy? How then will the canal manage to effectively loot the wealth of the nation. Of course they will not allow it.
Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by Destroyerofyeeb: 11:37am On Dec 23, 2019
I have this feeling some people are working behind the scene to bring military rule backed by sharia law back to this country. I wont be suprised if it happens and I'm sure Nigerians won't do sh*t about it when it eventually happens.
Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by martowskin1(m): 11:37am On Dec 23, 2019
Thank God they are the one saying it, if na say restructuring, they will label us corrupt, ipob, 5%

Las las... Na we know what Nigeria need. Igbo kwenu

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Re: Sheikh Gumi To CJN: Leave Sharia Alone, Talk About Restructuring by leofab(f): 11:38am On Dec 23, 2019
The average Nigerian is brain drained.. YEYe cjn

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