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2023 poll: Muslim women give conditions for voting leaders

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The female wing of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, has listed criteria that women and Nigerians should consider before voting for any candidate in the 2023 general election.
They said this during the 2022 Sisters’ Engligtenment Programme organised by MSSNLagos’ Sisters Circle held in Lagos and themed, ‘Blooming Mettle’.
During the programme, female Muslims were encouraged to explore opportunities in tech and be role models in society.
According to them, records of the candidate, ability to uphold the constitution and obedience to court orders, character and leadership ability, and ability to transform Nigeria among others would be major criteria for them to vote for a candidate.
The Naibatul Amirah (Deputy female head) of MSSNLagos, Azeezah Gidigbi, urged Muslim women to participate actively in the forthcoming election.
Gidigbi, who delivered the welcome address on behalf of MSSNLagos Amirah, Basheeroh Majekodunmi, said, “I want to use this medium to initiate talks on our role in the forthcoming general elections. Not all persons can participate actively in politics but we to elect leaders who will make informed decisions to better the lives of youths, create enabling environment for businesses to thrive, and also important is to assure the security of rights of Muslim students in secondary schools and at all levels.
“We need a government that will ensure we are safe to use the hijab in schools, workplaces and society without fear of molestation or harassment. It is important to sensitise our parents, and guardians on the need to elect credible leaders and as youths, ensure we participate in the electioneering process.”
Speaking on the sideline of the event, the Executive Director of Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative, Mutiat Orolu-Balogun, stated that anyone to be voted must be ready to uphold the constitution and the right to wear hijab.
“These will be some of the major criteria for Muslim women going to vote. The role of Muslim women starts with education at home. Ensure that everyone that can vote where you live and beyond has a voter card.
“Women should also encourage other women to vote. Women should be at the table when decisions are made. This will enable us to play our roles as mothers and bring things affecting us directly forward.
“We should inform the politicians of the problems facing the gender and hold politicians accountable for their promises,” she added.
On her part, a former Amirah (female head) of MSSNLagos, Hafsah Badru, emphasised that respecting the right to wear hijab by any candidate is not a favour.
“We will only be considering a candidate that will respect the law and court ruling, including declaring support and issuing an official circular on the use of hijab. This is not a personal issue but something backed by the Constitution. After this, we will begin to look at the track records, integrity, and plans of the candidates,” she said.
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Lovezone Foundation Welcomes Ikeja Pupils Back to School with donation of books, others.

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Lagos based Non-Governmental Organization, the lovezone Creative Foundation has boosted the morale of students of schools in Ikeja Lagos with donation of books, uniforms, pencils and other stationeries to welcome them back to school as a new term begins.


Making the donation at the Ikeja Primary school, Lagos, founder of the organization, Princess Ivie Andrew stressed that every child had a future but what many of them lacked was the opportunity .


“A large number of parents/guardians cannot afford to send their wards to school, a situation worsened by the economic downturn.

Many children have been forced to drop out of school and sent to the streets to help their families’ (and their own) survival. This calls for intervention by well meaning people and organizations”. She disclosed.


lovezone Creative Foundation has been working in consonance with the Project Zero initiative of the Lagos State Government designed to tackle the menace of out-of-school children in the State by enrolling pupils back into government-owned primary schools, in the regular provision of exercise books and writing materials, school uniforms etc., to encourage and stimulate learning.

In his address, the Education Secretary of Ikeja Amosun Akeem Abolore who is also chairman of all Education Secretaries in the zone, said the government was investing a great deal on pupils/students in the state to bring the best out of them. He thanked the foundation for its continued support and
prayed God to continue to bless its founder who has always been looking ahead of the children.


Education stakeholder Mrs. Lolade Taiwo Bello who is also the SW Coordinator of The Asiwaju Group (TAG), in conjunction with whom the event held, explained to the pupils, the need for them to take their education seriously and advised them to judiciously use the items given them which also included refreshment packs.


The pupils also had a stint with Miss Ahuva Victoria on psychology; basically, interaction with peers; dos and don’ts, bullying, good self-esteem etc.


It will be recalled that the lovezone Creative Foundation reeled out various food items to indigent residents of Ikeja during the yuletide to help them also celebrate the season.

 

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Most Criticised Candidate Will Win 2023 Presidential Poll -Iginla

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The founder of Champions Royal Assembly, Abuja, Prophet Joshua Iginla, has predicted that the most criticised and hated of the presidential candidates will win the 2023 poll.
Iginla, who issues prophetic declarations on a yearly basis said this on Tuesday in his latest ‘prophetic release’.
According to PM News, Iginla, warned the ruling party not to take anything for granted.
He was quoted as saying, “For 2023, those of you following me from 2021, 2022 will attest to it that even before the primaries of the political parties, I said Wike is a factor and Tinubu too is a major factor. And you attest to what happened in 2022.
“Don’t misquote me, the ruling party should not be over courageous because I see a fight of two lions and a tiger especially in the gubernatorial elections of some states. There will be a win and gain here and a lost there. Concerning the presidential election, I see the most criticised and hated candidate emerging winner under the permissive will of God. Don’t under estimate the Labour Party.”
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Actor Yomi Gold announces separation from wife, Meenah

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Nollywood actor, Yomi Gold, has announced separation from his wife, Meenah.
The actor made this known via his Instagram page on Tuesday.
He revealed that his soon to be ex-wife doesn’t deserve a man like him and will make a loving partner to be a better person.
Gold wrote, “Me and meenah decided to go our separate ways..I want all our families and friends, fans to understand. This is no time to judge anyone.
”When love dies in a relationship. No one should force it ..” I want to use this time to thank everyone who has been very concerned and supportive.
“Meenah is a good person.. she doesn’t deserve a man like me. She will make a great and loving partner to a far better person than me.
” I am not perfect.. I will work on myself and be a better person.
“This has to be published because we want everyone who knows about us to be aware of our decision. Time will be good again..”
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