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Nairaland / General / NASFAT Disburses N22million Zakat To 219 Beneficiaries by abbeyismaeel(m): 11:23am On Sep 04, 2019
The Chief Missioner of NasruLlahi-l Fatih Society, Imam Abdul-Azeez Morufu Onike, has said that the socio-economic development of the country should not be left in the hands of government alone. Onike stated this during the disbursement of N22 million to 219 beneficiaries by NASFAT Agency for Zakat and Sadaqat (NAZAS). ADVERTISEMENT NAZAS is an organisation set up by NASFAT for economic empowerment and general welfare of Nigerians regardless of gender, tribe or religion. ADVERTISEMENT NOMINATE AFRICAN OF THE YEAR 2019 Daily Trust reports that the agency has now disbursed N195.9m since formation in 2014 to 895 beneficiaries spread across Nigeria. According to Onike, the Zakat and Sadaqah Agency are to achieve an important part of the Mission Statement of NASFAT “To develop an enlightened Muslim Society nurtured by true understanding of Islam for Spiritual development and welfare of mankind”. He said, “Needless to say that, the aspect of spiritual development of members is achieved with the NASFAT Asalatu and Dawah programmes which are replicated in over 350 branches and groups across the globe, while NAZAS takes care of the welfare of mankind aspect of the mission.” He said while Christians pay 10 per cent of income as tithe, in the case of Islam, Allah just demands two and half per cent of our income. Onike stressed that giving Zakat and Sadaqah is a demonstration of truthfulness of faith by the giver, hence the name sadaqah (i.e. charity), which stems from the Arabic root word ‘sidq’, which means sincerity. “So giving Sadaqah is considered a sign of sincere faith,” he added. Speaking at the event, the Chairman of NAZAS, Mr. Niyi Yusuf said the organisation adheres strictly to rule of disbursement to the eight categories of recipients as outlined in Quran chapter 9 verse 60. He announced that the next public disbursement of Zakat and Sadaqah by NAZAS will take place on the 10th of November. NAZAS also used the occasion to launch its Health Insurance Scheme for Imams and Islamic Scholars, with the registration of twelve Imams and their immediate family members in Lagos State by the Lagos State Health Management Authority. In addition, 35 persons benefited were given 17 chest freezers, four grinding machines, four mini ovens, six generators, a laptop, three industrial sewing machines along with cash to support their business enterprise. Educational Scholarship was awarded to 38 students in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions while 15 persons enjoyed medical/ health related support and six others were relieved on debt-related issues. Trade Empowerment and Business support was provided to 114 other beneficiaries to boost their business enterprise. Related NASFAT agency distributes Zakat to needy ‘How NASFAT utilizes Zakat to fight poverty’ How widows, indigents got cash donations, working tools from NASFAT OVER 5,000.[left][/left][/b][b]

Read more: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/nasfat-disburses-n22million-zakat-to-219-beneficiaries.html

Religion / Inheritance In Islam by abbeyismaeel(m): 9:47am On Feb 11, 2019
Do you know that in Islam, if a man dies, and is survived by the following heirs:

* Father
* Mother
* Wife
* A male child
* A female child

(Do you know) that all of them will inherit from his estate? Do you also know that their respective shares have been stipulated in the Qur'an, a document that is about 15 centuries old and has never suffered any interpolation or distortion?

Here is it:

Assuming he left a total estate valued at 48million naira (or in any currency for that matter), each heir shall be entitled to the following sum:

* Father = 1/6 of 48million = 8million
* Mother =1/6 of 48million = 8million
* Wife = 1/8 of 48million = 6million
Total = 22 million.
Balance = 26 million

* Son and daughter to share the balance of 26million in ratio 2:1.

* Son = 17.33 million
* Daughter = 8.66 million

Evidence: Qur'an 4:11-12

Now, share the above estate according to your religious book, or culture, or civilisation, and provide appropriate evidence where this provision was made.


Send to a Muslim to strengthen his/her imaan & to a non-Muslim to see the beauty & equity of our faith chosen to us by Allah Himself through a chosen personality Muhammad (SAW) the best example among creatures.


Alhamdulillah for Islam![b][/b]
Politics / Re: INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu Wearing An APC Campaign Cap With Broom Design by abbeyismaeel(m): 5:15pm On Feb 10, 2019
Guy na so brain reach.
PMB till 2023......
Politics / *osun 2018 Governorship Election Fact Do Lie* by abbeyismaeel(m): 2:19pm On Sep 24, 2018
Check out this story on saharareporters.com http://saharareporters.com/2018/09/24/osun-2018-governorship-election-facts-do-not-lie-*0[quote][/quote]chima-amadi*
*Osun 2018 Governorship Election: Facts Do Not Lie By Chima Amadi*
The Commission has been applying this regulation in several polls. So there is nothing new here. This was implemented in Governorship elections in Imo (2011 and 2015), Anambra (2013), Taraba (2015), Kogi and Bayelsa (2015) and several other polls. Let us take a look at examples of these inconclusive elections.

It is no longer news that the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) declared the Osun State Governorship election inconclusive. This bold action has triggered all manners of verbal umbrage against the Umpire but notably targeted at the Head of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu. Conspiracy theorists have latched upon this action to vent their anger on a man whose only “sin” was that he was appointed by the current president. But before delving into the mind-numbing logic of judging a man’s character and competence for a job based on the perception of the judge of the appointing authority, let us dispassionately examine INEC’s action and try to situate or anchor the legality or otherwise of the said action against the provisions of the statutes that undergird elections in our country.

First, the Constitution and the Electoral Act made it mandatory on INEC to conduct free, fair and credible elections. To achieve this, the voter is vital. His/her vote must count. Protecting the sanctity of the vote is crucial. The entire electoral legal framework is intended to achieve this objective. Responsibilities are assigned, processes and procedures defined and sanctions prescribed all with the intention of achieving that objective. Specifically, Section 153 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) empowers the Commission, in pursuit of the provisions of the Act, to "issue regulations, guidelines, or manuals for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of this Act and for its administration thereof". Accordingly, INEC has made guidelines and regulations to protect the sanctity of the vote in instances where the processes are disrupted to disenfranchise voters. It is common knowledge that politicians have hijacked ballot papers, chased away voters and disrupted processes and procedures to gain an unfair advantage. That is why INEC formulated guidelines and regulations to the effect that where voters are disenfranchised on account of someone's disruptive action, INEC gives such voters another opportunity to vote where their number will make a difference to the outcome of the election. The Commission has been applying this regulation in several polls. So there is nothing new here. This was implemented in Governorship elections in Imo (2011 and 2015), Anambra (2013), Taraba (2015), Kogi and Bayelsa (2015) and several other polls. Let us take a look at examples of these inconclusive elections.

Case Number (1)


Rochas Okorocha( APC): 385,671

Emeka Ihedioha( PDP): 306,142

The margin of Victory: 79,529

Cancelled votes:144,715

From the above, it is evident that the margin of victory was lower than the cancelled votes, a number that is enough to alter the balance. The Commission under Professor Attahiru Jega did the needful and promptly declared the elections inconclusive. Take note that the PDP, the ruling party then hailed the decision and applauded the decision of the INEC, calling it a “patriotic and sound decision “. Of course, APGA kicked against it. A re-run election was scheduled which APGA won. Recall that a similar situation had happened in 2011 in the same Imo between Rochas Okorocha and Ikedi Ohakim where INEC had declared the elections inconclusive because elections did not take place in some wards.

Case Number (2)


Dora Akunyili( APGA):66,273

Chris Ngige ( ACN):65,576


In this instance, INEC declared the elections inconclusive because elections were cancelled in some wards with a voting population that was clearly higher than the margin of victory. A re-run took place which Akunyili lost.

Case Number (3)


Abubakar Audu( APC):240,867

Wada Idris (PDP):199,514


Cancelled votes:49,953

Again, the margin here was less than the cancellations and was rightly declared inconclusive by the Professor Mahmood Yakubu led INEC. The point to note here is that the APC was by this time the ruling party and clearly had a huge lead but Yakubu still refused to budge under pressure by the ruling party to announce it as the winner.  The PDP applauded it.



Dickson ( PDP):105,748

Sylva ( APC):72,594


In the case of Bayelsa, a contraption of an election had taken place in Southern Ijaw which had Sylva winning the entire 120,000 votes in that area virtually, but this much-maligned Yakubu refused to accept it, declared it inconclusive and ordered a re-run because the number of registered voters were clearly more than the margin of victory. The PDP received this news well and celebrated it.



Obiano ( APGA):174,710

Tony Nwoye ( PDP):94,956


Cancelled votes:113,113

Again the Commission under Jega declared it inconclusive, and the PDP celebrated it as a bold move.

I have taken time to outline these cases to show that even where the margins were huge and when logic will suggest that the lead would be insurmountable, so long as it is mathematically possible for someone from a losing position to win an election, it was incumbent on the Umpire not to declare a winner. As regards the Osun election, the margin of victory which is about 353 is lower than the number of cancellations and could therefore not be definitive for a party to ask to be declared the winner. This position is anchored in our laws.

Where there is over voting, as it happened in one Polling Unit in Ife North, Section 53 of the Electoral Act requires the Commission to declare the result null and void, make no return on the election result and fix another date to conduct the election. This course of action is pertinent where the number of registered voters will make a difference to the outcome of the election. In Ife North, the total number of registered voters is precisely the same as the margin of lead in the election. How can INEC declare a winner under the law?

In fact, Sec. 53 (3) prohibits the Commission from declaring a winner for the election "until another poll has taken place in the affected area".

Beyond over voting, the election was disrupted in 6 other polling units. 3 in Orolu LGA with 947 registered voters, 2 in Ife South with 1,314 voters and 1 in Osogbo with 884 voters. If you add Ife North to it, there is a total of 3,498 voters. Meanwhile, the margin of lead is 353 votes. There can be no declaration of a winner under the circumstances.INEC has fixed Thursday 27th September 2018 for the re-run in 7 Polling Units across 4 LGAs and will then proceed to make a declaration. That is what the law says. We cannot begin to cherrypick when to apply rules.

My focus is on the processes and not on parties or candidates. Votes are counting in our elections. That's why we can a have a difference of 353 votes in a Governorship election involving 1.6m voters spread across 30 LGAs. The Commission showed no bias for the ruling party as some have alleged. Otherwise, there wouldn't have been a margin of only 353 votes and even so in favour of the opposition candidate. My take is that the Commission is being crucified for rightly being transparent. The Commission’s various moves to carry Nigerians along and to demystify elections in Nigeria is the reason why we are here today. Put succinctly, the multiple innovations that the Commission has put in place has made it possible for citizens to become aware of the trends and voting patterns during elections.  In Osun, anyone who was interested had the results which were due to the form EC60-E that is usually pasted on the walls and that allowed the people to protect their votes. Could anyone have envisaged this in 2011? I recall an incident where the late Justice Katsina-Alu went to his community to vote. While still on the queue the Iwu led INEC had announced the result of the elections. This blatant rape of democratic tenet in that instant pissed off the late jurist.

Only a mischievous rabble-rouser will not appreciate the gains being made in our elections. Mahmood’s sin is that he accepted to serve under this president and for some, that is an unforgivable sin. But it is immaterial, Yakubu is on track and will not be distracted. Love the man or hate him, we must stand by truth and justice. Nothing less is demanded of genuine democrats.


Dr Chima Amadi is the Executive Director of the Centre for Transparency Advocacy and can be followed on Twitter on @AMADICHIMA
Education / Re: Dangote To Establish A Private University In Abuja, Earmarks N200 Billion by abbeyismaeel(m): 9:07am On Aug 24, 2017
Nice idea
One day and Very Soon Aliko Dangote Will Contest for Nigeria Highest Seat Of Power ( President )
NYSC / Re: Corpers To Embark On Two Weeks Warning Strike by abbeyismaeel(m): 4:44pm On Aug 16, 2017
U guys should engage ur time with meaningful things don't forget now allowance not salaryooooo
Culture / Re: Sikiru Adetona, Awujale Of Ijebu Is Dead by abbeyismaeel(m): 8:54pm On Jul 31, 2017
An Icon as gone....
Politics / Re: Nigerian Senators Earn Peanuts – Senator Tejuoso by abbeyismaeel(m): 9:38pm On Jun 19, 2017
Leken becareful .....
Education / Re: Amosun Signs Bill Upgrading MAPOLY To University by abbeyismaeel(m): 8:55am On Mar 14, 2017
kudos to My Amiable Governor....
European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Portugal Vs France : Euro 2016 Final - (1 - 0) On 10th July 2016 by abbeyismaeel(m): 10:38pm On Jul 10, 2016
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