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FMC Yola Jummat Mosque Is One Year: Time Utilisation, The Last Qutba

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FMC Yola Jumuat Mosque Is One Year: Time Utilisation, The Last Qutba

By Adamu Muhammad Dodo Yola 18/11/2018

People keep lamenting how time flies.

“Monday was just but yesterday and today is Friday. Can you imagine that we’ve passed through Sunday to Thursday as if within few hours?”

This has been the lament, ignoring how people grow in age with passage of time and how every minute spent is a step towards the final end defined by a funeral.

“How prepared are you?” The Qutba threw the challenge

Everything is designed based on time as dictated by the Creator, Allah SWT. He created human kinds into nations and tribes, into genders and colours in their equality not for any sentiment, avarice or pride of being rather than mere identity.

The best of human kind is not judged by originality or regionally, identity or family familiarity, fraternity lurking in lies, deception, forgery or suppression of records, oppression of the downtrodden, subjugation of the voiceless and/or loyalty to any form of injustice so injurious to a community.

“The best of you in the side of Allah SWT, is judged based on how famous or how powerful is one’s piety; complete and total devotion in worship,” to command the doing of good and condemn any act considered irreligious.

Every act of worship, the Qutba reminded, is designed according to time; one can’t change the prayer time, the Ramadhan fasting period, the time to perform hajj pilgrimage and the time to give out zakat.

One should not waste any time on idleness or conjectures when there’s devotion, Qur’anic recitation and even seeking for genuine means of feeding one’s family and training one’s children away from joining the class with those without attitude, the use and dump political thugs and/or those who mortgage their consciences for a miserable price to the irresponsible, clueless politicians who do not find it any worthy to be just and God fearing, whose romance with materialism and leadership blindfold them from seeing anything worthy with time utility, until the final hour and the day of the final and real accountability, when corruption associated with deception, certificate forgery and/or suppression of records would be out of the equation. When however atom weight of every action and intention, good or bad, will be put to account.

Friday, November, 2017, at about 2pm, was the time, sequel to the upgrading of, FMC Yola Mosque built by the Muslim staff of the hospital was commissioned for Jumu’at prayer by HRH the Lamido Adamawa ably represented by the Galadima Adamawa in company of Hakimin Yola (Chika soron Adamawa).

The Lamido Adamawa has charged the newly appointed Imam to transform the mosque into an institution of Islamic teaching and practice, as an instrument of cohesion, peaceful coexistence and unity of the Ummah as an entity.

Responding to newsmen, Prof. Auwal Muhammad Abubakar the Medical Director of the hospital expressed his appreciation that it was a welcome development.

“Some people used to take advantage of, with some flimsy excuses not to come back to work after Jumuat prayer.

“With the Friday mosques within the hospital, truancy will be a forgone issue,” Auwal said.

Malam Haruna Yawale was turbaned as the Imam. The first qutba was an all-encompassing, the Van Fodio script, which touched on tauhid, commanding the doing of good and commanding bad deeds aid at societal reorientation to purity of piety.

How time tries to reclaim the speed of light. How life is moving fast to its final destination for every effort either to succeed or to fail.

Yesterday, the Qutba reminded, is only shared as a remembered history, tomorrow is served as full of institutions, of uncertainties and that anything that is meant for today, is to make up for the constraints of yesterday, it should not therefore, be left for the uncertain time in the
tomorrow, defining uncertain future.

One should therefore utilise his youthful age full of strength and vigour, wisely worship before he could be overtaken by old age full of regret.

Coined as a similitude, Jay Shetty shared his take where he articulated that:

“There are three things that control our lives: Time, wealth and health.

“When we’re young, we have time. Time to play. Time to explore. Time to waste. Time to be curious.

“When we’re young, we generally have health, we have energy, we have strength but most of us don’t have wealth. We don’t have all the money in the world. We can’t buy everything we want. We don’t get everything we want.

“As we get older, we still have our health. It may not be the same, it is still there but we now have more wealth. We have more money, we have a home, we have devices and possessions. We have a car, we have access to things but we don’t always have time.

“Money can buy a house but not a home, it can buy a bed but not sleep, it can buy a book but not knowledge.

“Money can earn a title but not respect, it can buy a clock but not time.

“Those of us who think we have no time for our health, will sooner or later have to find time for our illness.

“When we’re young, we have time and health but no money. when we’re older, we have money and health but no time.

“And finally in old-age, we have money and time but no health to use that wealth.

“So, what do we do? We can have it all. Just not all at the same time.

“We place so much pressure on ourselves trying to get everything to be perfect. trying to balance. Trying to get everything to work together, not recognising that it’s none of those things that actually create happiness or fulfilment in life.

“As we get older, time, health and wealth will all be taken away.

“But the one thing that can never be taken away from us, is the impact we have on others, because, it lives on through them.

“Our health is the foundation of how we can build our time and wealth.

“And with that time and wealth, there are two key principles: we become successful by what we get, but we become happy by what we give. And what we give includes our time, wealth, our energy.

“And when those things are used to make a positive difference in the lives of others, to help others move forward, to make an impact, that legacy will never be taken away.

“And as Maya Angelou said; ‘people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel,” Jay Shetty.

Living a positive legacy could be referred to as charity, an investment called “sadakatul jariya”

The qutba called on the ummah to be conscious of time before it could get to be too late, lest they fall into the class of hypocrisy.

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Yobe; Damagum Youths Making Sanitation Looks Easy

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Yobe: Damagum Youths Making Sanitation Looks Easy

By Umar Aina – Damaturu

Damagum youths under the leadership of FUNE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND PROACTIVE ASSOCIATION continued with their unrelenting community works across Damagum.

The youths who have previously carried out some extraordinary and exemplary works have expanded their work across all community development related activities.

This time, the youths opened and sanitized an estimated 200 meters of drainage lines.

The event have witnessed the participation and presence of top Local Government officials from LGA DPM to Chairman Committee on Environmental and Sanitation.

The Chairman of the Association, Nasiru Usman depresses his delight while thanking the participants saying; “Words can’t describe my joys and delightfulness for this unprecedented job we are doing, I thank everybody for your hard work and commitment towards making our LGA great, thank you”.

Chairman LGA Environmental and Sanitation Committee, Sani Usman Awu in his speech; “I’m happy with you guys for this development which is rare and I want extend my profound gratitude to the participants, I also call on you to be committed in this historic development”

The Association will soon extend it’s activities to other parts of the local government area according to it’s Publicity Secretary.on

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Adamawa; Communal Clashes; Between the Deputy Gov and the Lunguda, Where lies the Media Misfit, Mischief ?

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ADAMAWA: Communal Clashes: Between The Deputy Gov and the Lunguda, where lies the media misfit, mischief?

 

* Crowther Seth who sues for peace says he will sue the media for for libel before the law

* In the Name of Peace, leave Chief Crowther Seth Alone – Deputy Gov media handler

* In the Name of Peace, don’t insult the media as being misfit or mischief, simply go to court for the alleged libel – The publishers, media managers

The Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Crowther Seth has said that he would sue the media for libel.

In a rather undiplomatic and insulting piece, seemed to be articulated by Mr. Seth’s media handlers and shared by the DG Communications to Adamawa State Governor Thursday, Mr. Seth technically denied that the Lunguda people who are reduced to refugees in their own community, have boo booed in the protest demanding for his removal as Deputy Governor for allegedly siding with a hidden villain, said to be the mastermind of wanton destruction of lives and property, resulting to the displacement of people as was reported by the media.

“Is this how bastardised a profession we now have on our hands?

“Is there no price for reporting what defames, embarrasses, lies against and discolours the truth?

“These media hack-writers must know and be prepared to pay the price for their unprofessional and unethical conduct and reporting.

“It is nauseatingly baffling that some of these media organisations that pride themselves as defenders of human rights bother less about hearing and weighing Deputy Governor Crowther Seth before going to town with their hastily cobbled pastiche of so-called news reports…just because their sole purpose was to satisfy the wishes of their paymasters.

“Well, the Office the Deputy Governor has assured that it shall sue.

“It is about time media houses learn some responsible journalistic ethics, even if they have to be taught by a few cases in court,” the piece read in part.

The Media managers in defence of their reporters, wondered what is unprofessional, taking the human angle, reporting the agitation of the aggrieved as it is?

“As for the media organisations who embarked on this campaign of calumny against the deputy governor, where is their honour as purported members of the Fourth Estate?” The piece in sympathy to Crowther Seth asked.

Campaign of calumny! didn’t it happen? Is it the media that has simply reported on the scene that should be challenged for libel or the aggrieved in protest?

Why didn’t the deputy governor who was right there, denied the allegation against him before the governor, in the name of peace?

In the name of peace, the media merely reported that “the Lunguda people of Guyuk local government area, southern senatorial district of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria Monday, demanded the immediate removal of the deputy governor of the state, Mr. Crowther Seth over alleged alliance and clandestine romance with the suspected criminal and mastermind of recent attacks on Dumna-Boshikiri axis, Alh Halilu popularly known as Sarki Yaki (SY) of lafiya lamurde.

“The collective call by the Lunguda community came when the governor and his deputy visited to restore peace in the area.

The Governor was received by protesting against Crowther, crowd carrying placards with inscription: “Arrest Halilu (SY), he is the cause of the problem’’ ‘’Deputy Governor harbouring Halilu SY,’’ ‘’we support Governor Fintiri but Deputy Governor is complicating issues,’’ ‘’deputy Governor harbouring war monger halilu (SY)’’ the report read in part.

Now hear the introductory part of the piece on “In the Name of Peace leave Chief Crowther Seth Alone.”

“I read with great sadness the unprofessional and malicious reports in the media attempting, in vain, to link the deputy governor of Adamawa State, Chief Crowther Seth, to the unfortunate crisis that recently broke out between the Lunguda and Waja communities in Dumna District, Guyuk local government area of the state.

“Having digested the trash I read, I decided to refrain from replying and let things be but here I am responding to the feeble antics of desperate politicians who are envious of the superlative track record of the Ahmadu Umar Fintiri-led administration in the state.

“However, seeing that the architects of this defamatory campaign are bent on poisoning the minds of the good people of Guyuk local government area and the general public, it has become necessary to put the records straight.”

Put the record straight? What record and why was it not put straight before the aggrieved in protest when the governor paid an arbitration visit on Monday?

What’s the offence of the media? Is it simply for reporting?

How we wish that media would be represented in the administrative panel, whose outcome it is hoped, would put the record straight while wait to be invited before the law for alleged media libel against the deputy governor as he threatens to file.

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Patriotism as Damagum Youths takes Sanitation work to another level

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Patriotism as Damagum Youths takes sanitation work to another level.

By Umar Aina Damaturu

 

The youths under the umbrella of FUNE YOUTHS DEVELOPMENT & PROACTIVE ASSOCIATION Conducted series of sanitary works to reduce the effects of flooding in the town.

The exercise which is organised by the association has covered an estimated 300 meters of drainage along the Kano-Maiduguri highway in Damagum town of Fune Local Government in Yobe state, the youths also carried out some important works including graveyard maintenance and renovation.

The development has been gaining applause from the public and government officials across the state.

In his reaction to the development, Chairman Sanitation Committee in the LGA, Dr. Sani Usman Awu has commended the youths and promised support saying “He’s elated and delighted to be part of this uncommon development”.

The acting LGA Chairman in the local government, Abubakar Kollere who also participated in the exercise expressed his delight and satisfaction, saying ” I’m delighted that our youths initiated such and important development, my door is always open should you need my support.

The work has yielded positive results that all the waterways are now in good state.

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