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Muslim lecturers association inaugurates new excos, announces 10-year plan

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Muslim Lecturers Association (MLA) has inaugurated new executives that will pilot the affairs of the association for the next four years.

The new executives emerged through a selection process by a Selection Committee headed by Prof. Modiu Durowoju of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State. 

After series of screening, Prof. Ahmed Adedeji of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye (Sagamu Campus) emerged as President of MLA.  His Vice-President, Dr. A/Wasiu Ajagbe; General Secretary, Dr. Sulaiman Muse; Treasurer, Dr Kamil Yusuf; Financial Secretary, Dr Khadijah Idowu were also announced.

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Other members of the executive council include: Head, Public Relations & Community Services, Dr Ganiyat Tijani-Adenle; Head, Research & Publication, Dr Mikail Nafiu; Head, Networking, Dr Taofik Adegboyega; Head, Ethics and Islamic Thoughts, Dr A/Gafar Oniyide and Head, Capacity Building, Dr Ganiyu Yinusa.

Speaking on the development, in a statement signed by him, Prof. Adedeji, assured that the new administration is coming onboard to build a viable community of valiant intellectuals and bridge the gap between Muslim lecturers in Nigeria and their contemporaries abroad for global impact.

He noted that MLA will be open to all Muslims in the academia, with a view to protecting and advancing the ideal Muslim lecturer identity, culture and morality in all places of learning, research and community development.

Prof. Adedeji added that the administration has mapped out an agenda with a clear direction towards helping Muslim lecturers to make the best out of time, as well as showcasing projects that will enhance nation building and sustainability.

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He stated that topmost priority of MLA is to build a formidable community and plan towards delivering on landmark projects in strategic areas such as: Human Capital and Development; Economic Engagement and Development; Health and Social Welfare; Global Collaboration and Partnership Development; Education Development; International Research and Technology Advancement, within a scope of 10 years.

“This is the way to go for us at MLA. We are assuring that more programmes and policies of the MLA would be unveiled as the administration moves on,” the new MLA head said.

Prof Adedeji thanked previous executives, led by Prof. Sulaiman Adeola of Business Administration Department, Management Sciences of University of Lagos UNILAG, for the sacrifice and service towards the Association..

Established in 2014, MLA has been demonstrating commitment towards developing character and improving the systems, by promoting justice and fairness, and improving the research and education sector in Nigeria and in the diaspora.

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‘Thank You Visit’: Buhari lauds Gov. Dapo Abiodun’s legacy projects

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President Muhammadu Buhari says the newly-commissioned roads in eOgun Stat will cut travel time considerably, lauding incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun for being diligent on security and other projects that touch the lives of the people. 

Buhari made the disclosure Friday when he received illustrious citizens of the Gateway State at State House Abuja, who had come to show appreciation for the visit the President paid their State a fortnight ago.

The President in his remark recalled that he began his military career in Abeokuta as a Second Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army, “so I will always see Ogun as home.”

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He appreciated Aremo Olusegun Osoba, a former Governor of the State, who was in the delegation, saying “we have known each other for a very long time.”

A statement signed by the President Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina, quoted Governor Abiodun as saying that the visit was to “express appreciation for the love you have shown our State, and your visit has reassured us that you love our people, and you will continue to give us deserving support.”

He assured that he would continue to make life abundant for the people of Ogun State, through adequate security and economic emancipation.

The Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, Chairman of the Council of Obas in his speech said: “Your visit was monumental. We are glad that you are part of the history of our State. I bring you the greetings and appreciation of the more than 300 Obas in Ogun.”

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Other members of the delegation were Alhaja Salimot Badru, a former deputy governor, and Chief Sulaiman Adegunwa, a foremost industrialist.

 

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Mother takes her 2 underage daughters, other girls to bandits in forest for sex

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A 39-year-old housewife and mother of six who was arrested for her involvement with bandits has revealed how she offered two of her daughters and other girls as sex slaves for Bandits.

The woman who made her confession to ‘The Sun’, said she was handsomely paid N30,000 and N50,000 for a round of sex the girls were subjected to.

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According to her, she helped the group with their chores, shopping, as well as taking care of their wives who just put to bed.

Maryam, who claimed that said she did all these because of money, added that she helped the terrorists to do most of their shopping to avoid being arrested by security agents who are on their trail.

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Her full narration has been shared below;

I was introduced into the kidnapping business by one of my brothers who introduced me to one of his friends who later became my boyfriend. I decided to date him because my husband was not taking care of me, but this my boyfriend was doing that and gave me lots of money.

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I used to go and visit him in the camp in the bush where we have sex. In the cause of our dating, he told me one day to get him some girls for his colleagues because they used to feel somehow whenever they see us together.

So, I introduced some girls from our village to them and after they visited them and spent the night with them, they told me they gave them N50,000, and I felt that my daughters too should make money also.

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So I brought two of my daughters; one is 17 and the other is 15, and they started dating the bandits and they were giving them money and that way some of the burdens I have like feeding them and clothing them, reduced on me.

When they saw that I love my boyfriend and that I was very loyal to the group, they started sending me to start doing their shopping because they are afraid that the police people and soldiers will arrest them. I used to carry plenty of money to the market and even go to the chemist to buy them drugs whenever they are sick or had injuries.

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Apart from running errands for them, I also carry out surveillance and tell them who to kidnap to make money. Sometimes, I even arrange for them to kidnap some of the girls I bring for them as sex slaves and when their family members pay the ransom, they give me my own share.”

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