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Thursday, April 14th
The Essence of Ramadan Fast
The essence of the Ramadan fast is to avail us the opportunity to SWOT analyze ourselves, most especially the areas of weaknesses and threats to get fortified socially and spiritually, using our areas of strength, that is, our god health and the Holy Quran to make the necessary adjustment into imbibing the culture of the fear of God through the available opportunities of God and the Holy Quran.
Rise up today to do the needful because tomorrow may be too late. Ramadan Kareem.
Friday, April 15th
Towards being a Goof Islamic Adherent
A critical study of the content of the Holy Quran 33: 35 Xrays the expected characteristics which are 10 that must be possessed by anyone who claims to be Godly.
Xray yourself today, to know the areas of your inadequacy in order that one is able to make the right adjustment through the appropriate nature of nurturing.
The first question is how far have you fared in terms of the total submission to the will of God which is expressed in the Holy Quran 25: 63, ''And the servants of Allah Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth with humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say,' peace'!
Strive to achieve this exalted level of piety otherwise, you have not yet found your feet in Islam. Ramadan Kareem.
Saturday, April 16th
Membership of Islam
A Muslim is regarded as one who claims to have totally surrendered to the will of Allah.
If it is so with you, how tenaciously dedicated are the levels of application to good human relations, without violating the purity and oneness of God.
This is because the Holy Quran 22: 32 makes an assertion. '' Being true in faith to Allah, and never assigning partners to Him: if anyone assigns partners to Allah he is as if he had fallen from heaven and being snatched up by birds, or the winds had swooped like a bird from its prey and thrown him into a far distant place. Such is his state and whoever holds in honor that Rites of Allah such honor should come truly from piety of hands.'' Be wise. Ramadan Kareem.
Sunday, April 17th
Are you a Muslim?
If truly you are a Muslim, the Holy Quran 33: 35 expects you to be devotional with all sincerity of purpose.
Against all odds, your body language, words, thoughts, and deeds must always fall in line with the true dictates of the Almighty Allah from the injunctions of Islam, albeit without violence or catalytic reactions use your knowledge to promote peace against all odds. Ramadan Kareem.
Monday, April 18TH
Are you a liar?
If so, this is the greatest disservice to yourself while you claim to be an Islamic adherent. Remember that falsehood is ephemeral and that all liars would ever face the wrath of God. Never indulge in the illegitimate acquisition of wealth or usurpation of power.
The Holy Quran 2: 42-43 refers, ''And cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when you know what it is and be steadfast in prayer: Give zakat and bow down your heads with those who bow down in worship.'' Be a vanguard of truth. Ramadan Kareem.
Man Charged with Transnational Repression Campaign While Acting as an Illegal Agent of the Chinese Government in the United States
A Chinese national is charged in a criminal complaint, which was unsealed today in the Southern District of New York, with conspiring to act in the United States as an illegal agent of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
According to court documents, Sun Hoi Ying, aka Sun Haiying, 45, of the PRC, from at least February 2017 through February 2022, acted in the United States as an agent of the PRC government, without notifying the U.S. Attorney General as required by law.
“This case demonstrates, once again, the PRC’s disdain for the rule of law and its efforts to coerce and intimidate those it targets on our shores as part of its Operation Fox Hunt,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew G. Olsen. “The defendant allegedly traveled to the United States and enlisted others, including a sworn law enforcement officer, to spy on and blackmail his victims. Such conduct is both criminal and reprehensible.”
“The PRC government launched a campaign dubbed ‘Operation Fox Hunt,’ a global plot to repress dissent and to forcibly repatriate so-called ‘fugitives’ – including citizens living legally in the United States – through the use of unsanctioned, unilateral and illegal practices,” said U.S. Attorney Damian Williams for the Southern District of New York. “We allege Mr. Sun, as part of that campaign, attempted to threaten and coerce a victim into bending to the PRC’s will, even using a co-conspirator who is a member of U.S. law enforcement to reinforce that the victim had no choice but to comply with the PRC government’s demands. Today’s charges reflect this office’s continued commitment, working hand in hand with our partners at the FBI, to combat transnational repression and bringing to justice those who perpetrate it.”
“The Chinese government takes advantage of our freedoms — freedoms they deny their own citizens — to advance their authoritarian regime, and calls uncomfortable truths about their behavior rumors and lies,” said Assistant Director Alan E. Kohler Jr. of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. “There’s nothing false about seeing example after example of the Chinese government’s underhanded and illegal behavior here in the United States. I urge anyone to contact the FBI if you feel you’re a victim of the Chinese government’s illegal Fox Hunt activities.”
“As alleged, Sun Hoi Ying, acting at the direction of the PRC government, engaged in a range of activities designed to pressure individuals in the United States to return to the PRC to face charges brought by the Chinese government,” said Assistant Director in Charge Michael J. Driscoll of the FBI’s New York Field Office. “Our commitment to protecting the freedoms enjoyed by all United States residents is steadfast. Today's action is the latest example of our unwavering determination to combat transnational repression in all its forms.”
According to court documents, the FBI has been involved in an investigation of individuals who, working at the direction of the PRC government, have engaged in an international campaign, known alternatively as “Operation Fox Hunt” and “Operation Skynet,” to pressure individuals located in the United States and elsewhere to return to the PRC to face charges or to otherwise reach financial settlements with the PRC government.
As alleged, from approximately October 2016 through May 2017, Sun conducted operations in the United States on behalf of the PRC government to pressure, threaten and collect personal information regarding victims of Operation Fox Hunt. Among other things, as part of his operations and at the direction of the PRC government, Sun hired private investigators in the United States to gather personal information on Operation Fox Hunt targets, labeled as “fugitives” by the PRC government and provided some of that information to the PRC government.
According to the complaint, Sun provided 35 names to a private investigator (P.I.-1) working at a U.S. company (Firm-1) of individuals described as PRC fugitives, including Victim-1, who is a U.S. citizen that previously lived in the PRC, worked at a PRC-owned company, and was subsequently accused by the PRC government of embezzlement. As alleged, P.I.-1 conducted surveillance at Victim-1’s home and provided a report to Firm-1 and Sun. By June 2018, the PRC government had publicly disseminated personal identifying information of Victim-1 – including case details, a photograph and home address – on PRC-based news media websites.
While Sun was collecting information about Victim-1 for the PRC government, Victim-1’s daughter (Victim-2), who is a U.S. citizen and was pregnant at the time, was held against her will in the PRC for approximately eight months. In or about October 2016, Victim-2, her spouse and her minor child attempted to leave the PRC to return to the United States. However, Victim-2 was told by PRC customs officials and a PRC prosecutor (Prosecutor-1) that she could not leave and was subject to an “exit ban.” While Victim-2’s spouse and minor child were able to return to the United States, Victim-2 was told that, since Victim-1 had committed a crime, the “exit ban” on Victim-2 was a consequence of Victim-1’s fugitive status. The PRC prosecutor further told Victim-2: (1) that she would not be permitted to leave the PRC until she helped cause Victim-1 to return to the PRC to resolve Victim-1’s criminal case; (2) that Victim-2 was not to discuss the “exit ban” with the U.S. government; and (3) that the U.S. Embassy was helpless to address Victim-2’s status in the PRC. When Victim-2 explained to Prosecutor-1 that she was pregnant and wished to deliver her baby in the United States, Prosecutor-1 told Victim-2 she would deliver her baby in the PRC if the conditions were not yet met for the “exit ban” to be lifted.
According to the complaint, on or about Dec. 1, 2019, Sun also sought out, located and met with an Operation Fox Hunt target (Victim-3), in New York City, in coordination with a co-conspirator who is a local U.S. law enforcement officer. During the meeting, Sun threatened and pressured the victim, including by threatening that the PRC government would take certain adverse and retaliatory actions if the victim did not comply with the demands of the PRC government.
Sun is charged with one count of conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the Attorney General, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and one count of acting as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the Attorney General, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew J.C. Hellman and Kyle A. Wirshba for the Southern District of New York are prosecuting the case, with valuable assistance provided by Trial Attorney Scott Claffee of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.
The FBI’s New York Field Office is investigating the case.
A complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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Advice to those in authority revolves around self-centeredness, greed, and treachery.
Indeed, such advice has all along misled the present administration to the point that policies are formulated without consideration of the devastating effect of such policies on Nigerians.
-Legalizing Crime and Criminality
Interestingly Those-in-Charge acts on speculations and rumors, without recourse to accessible accurate reports, even though at all levels of government they are favorably disposed to clandestine and evil motives.
The existence of moles in the security system is no longer in doubt, as subversion and inducement are now tools of governance.
-Landlords and Tenants Associations, Crime and Criminality
The political and economic policies of the present administration have pitched it against Nigerians, while some of those in the political class have for long promoted the non-performance of those in authority.
Of note is the fact that nothing is new under the sun, what would be, once was and what was once was, would still be.
The past, present, and future comprise the cycle of Life. Indeed.
Monday 4th April to Friday 8th April 2022
Monday, April 4th
Why Ramadan Fast?
Fasting, generally, aims at giving us the opportunity to be in a state of sobriety, whereby one is able to reflect on his or her past activities, to be able to make necessary adjustments in order that adherents of every faith are able to be scripture compliant.
The essence of Ramadan fast, therefore, is to strengthen us into becoming true believers. Ramadan Kareem.
Tuesday, April 5th
Before the Ramadan fats, the 9th month of the Lunar calendar, the two preceding months were Rajab and Sha'ban as the 7th and 8th months of the Lunar calendar respectively.
You clean the body during the month of Rajab, clean the heart during the month of Sha'ban, and clean the spirit during the month of Ramadan.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad teaches us that if you do not clean the body in the month of Rajab and clean the heart in the month of Sha'ban, how can you receive the spirit of inspiration.
Therefore, the month of Rajab is for the forgiveness of sins, and that of Sha'ban for the purification of the heart while Ramadan is for the revival of the spirit.
Be rightly guided. Ramadan Kareem.
Wednesday, April 6th
Ramadan Fast Symbolises the Fear of God
Mankind is always in a state of chaos with unnecessary burdens on their minds, mainly because they do things without due process or the fear of God.
The Holy Quran 2: 183 emphasizes the purpose of fasting. '' O ye believers! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you. That he may learn self-restraint.
Remember that the Holy Bible ib Proverbs 25 : 28-31, states, ''Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.''
Let the Ramadan fast have a positive and significant impact on you. Ramadan Kareem.
Thursday, April 7th
Observe the Ramadan Fast According to the Rule
Be mindful of what breaks the rule, the law of exemption, and your state of health.
Be guided by the following that breaks your fast :
1) Drinking and eating during the day.
2)Engaging the sexual intercourse during the day.
3) Breaking the fats with alcohol.
4) The use of abusive words and curses.
6)Adultery or fornication.
7) All forms of body contact during the day could be described as immoral.
The law of exemption spreads around aging factors, gestation period, and breastfeeding period.
The category of believers that would repay the missed ones ranges as follows :
1)Women under menstruation.
2) Sickly people.
3)Travelers who cannot bear the rigors of fasting over a long distance.
Be equally reminded that people with terminal diseases will not only repay but will be totally exempted.
Be guided by the Holy Quran: 184-185,''184[Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess - it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew.''
''185 The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you, and perhaps you will be grateful.''
Friday, April 8th
Every program is run through a curriculum for guide. So also every subject for the teacher and the learners not to derail from the behavioral objectives of the course of study.
The Ramadan fast period is a training session of between 29 to 30 days for all mankind in general and Islamic adherents in particular.
Nafl fasts: Nafl means extra, which is not obligatory. But it is voluntary or optional. Nafl is not required by Allah (SWT). Muslims are not sinful for neglecting Nafl, but they are rewarded for doing it.
'Taraweeh' prayers are performed after Isha (night prayer) during Ramadan, a month when faithful Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. The prayers involve reading long portions of the Qur'an, as well as performing many rakahs.
Iftar, also known as futoor (from فطور, fuṭūr, 'breakfast'), is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. They break their fast at the time of the call to prayer for the evening prayer.
Suhoor, known as the pre-dawn meal in English is a significant element for Muslims during Ramadan. It is the last meal before the sun rises and the day of fasting begins.
Tilawaltul-The Quran says: “You who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may be mindful of God.” In Medina, the Prophet also found a large monotheistic community that fasted as an act of piety.
Sadaqa Al-Fitr (also known as Zakatul-Fitr) is a charitable donation that is commonly made by Muslims before the holiday (Eid) prayers at the end of Ramadan. This donation is traditionally a small amount of food, which is separate and additional to the annual payment of Zakat, which is one of the pillars of Islam.
Zakat al-Fitr, or the Zakat of Breaking the Fast of Ramadan, is the special obligatory alms paid by all Muslims at the end of the Ramadan fasting month.
It is also called Sadaqat al-Fitr, “the Charity of Breaking the Fast” of Ramadan, and Zakat al-Fitrah, the Alms of Human Nature, or the Human Creation, because it is a mandatory charity due on every Muslim at the end of Ramadan, regardless of age or gender.
Its obligatory payment is termed fitrah, derived from the Arabic term fitr, a word which signifies the “nature” upon which God created the human being, related also to the Arabic word for “fast-breaking” (iftar), eating after a period of abstention from this “natural” and defining human activity.
We Muslims on the day of Eid gather in large open spaces in sunlight for special prayers, these pray are specifically for Eid and are called Salat- ul-Eid. Salat in Arabic stands for what we call communication or communication with God, which is prayer.
Remember to go for TafsirulQuran, which is the in-depth analysis of the Holy Quran(detailed explanation and circumstances surrounding revelations).
Founder Of Cyberfraud Prevention Company Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Investors Of Over $100 Million
Adam Rogas Raised $123 Million From Investors Using Financial Statements That Showed Tens of Millions of Dollars of Revenue and Assets that Did Not Exist
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ADAM ROGAS, the co-founder and former CEO, CFO, and member of the board of directors of Las Vegas-based cyberfraud prevention company NS8, Inc. (“NS8”), pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to securities fraud. ROGAS used fraudulent financial data to obtain over $123 million in financing for NS8, of which he personally obtained approximately $17.5 million. ROGAS pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge John P. Cronan, and is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Cronan on August 10, 2022.
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “Today, Adam Rogas admitted to being the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse. While claiming to be in the fraud prevention business, Rogas himself defrauded investors in his company of over $100 million. Now Rogas will be held accountable for his fraudulent scheme.”
According to the Complaint, Indictment, and other publicly-filed documents:
ADAM ROGAS was a co-founder of NS8, and served as its CEO, CFO, and a member of its board of directors. ROGAS was also primarily responsible for the company’s fundraising activities. NS8, which was based in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a cyberfraud prevention company that developed and sold electronic tools to help online vendors assess the fraud risks of customer transactions. In the fall of 2019 and the spring of 2020, NS8 engaged in fundraising rounds through which it issued Series A Preferred Shares and obtained approximately $123 million in investor funds.
ROGAS maintained control over a bank account into which NS8 received revenue from its customers, and periodically provided monthly statements from that account to NS8’s finance department so that NS8’s financial statements could be created. ROGAS also maintained control over spreadsheets that purportedly tracked customer revenue, which were also used to generate NS8’s financial statements.
ROGAS altered the bank statements before providing them to NS8’s finance department to show tens of millions of dollars in both customer revenue and bank balances that did not exist. In the period from January 2019 through February 2020, between at least approximately 40% and 95% of the purported total assets on NS8’s balance sheet were fictitious. In that same period, the bank statements that ROGAS altered reflected over $40 million in fictitious revenue.
Altered (L) and original (R) bank statements for NS8’s revenue account. Rogas altered statements for the account to show tens of millions of dollars in revenue (deposits) that did not exist.
ROGAS used these materially misleading financial statements to raise approximately $123 million from investors in the fall of 2019 and the spring of 2020. During the fundraising process, ROGAS also provided the falsified bank records he had created to auditors who were conducting due diligence on behalf of potential investors. After these fundraising rounds concluded, NS8 conducted a tender offer with the funds raised from investors, and ROGAS received $17.5 million in proceeds from that tender offer, personally and through a company he controlled.
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ROGAS, 44, of Las Vegas, Nevada, pled guilty to one count of securities fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.
Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI in this investigation. Mr. Williams further thanked the Securities and Exchange Commission for its cooperation and assistance in this investigation.
This case is being handled by the Office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Richard Cooper and Jared Lenow are in charge of the prosecution.
President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has declared that the country has made progress as a result of the involvement of women in governance.
President Kagame made this known on Tuesday in his message shared on twitter to celebrate the International Women’s Day.
‘’From the beginning, RPF has walked the talk by creating an environment that enabled women to take their rightful place. Gender equality has always been central to the politics of RPF. The progress we see in Rwanda today is the result of this commitment to inclusivity. ‘’
‘’Equality is a right not a favour. We must challenge ourselves to do even more and better to ensure that the next generations of our daughters and granddaughters inherit a nation where their aspirations have no limits.’’ President Kagame tweeted.
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The impact by the Federal, State and Local Governments on the acceptable standards of education everywhere, is passive.
Indeed, each school ought to have a life and character of its own and be in touch with the people of its immediate neighborhood.
Sadly, the quality of teachers recruited to teach in schools has overtime reflected , negatively, in the attitude, behavior and mode of dressing of pupils and students. The role of parents and guardians also feature prominently.
The affected schools lack the necessary amenities and facilitates to aid learning, while most parents and guardians and political representaitives watch helplessly as their children and wards receive fractured education.
Overcrowding, poor sanitation and the poor conditions of service of teachers which has resulted in the poor quality of teaching and poor quality of products are among the life threatening traits of these schools.
The menace of secret cults, hard drugs and examination malpractices are now integral parts of the schools, while the government at all levels, which have all the while played significant roles in the worrisome situation, feign ignorance.
The planned national population census by the Federal Government of Nigeria months to the 2023 general elections is borne out of sinister agenda revolving around self-interests by certain government officials.
This assertion was made an Ex-Officio of the Oyo state Council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), who is also a former Chairman of the unions in the state, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.
‘’The Federal Government’s to conduct the national population census, several months to the 2023 general elections is suspicious and borne out of the self -centered agenda of certain government officials which is very sinister. When considerations given to the multifarious problems of the country, insecurity inclusive, the national census should not be the priority,’’ Comrade Emelieze stated.
The lack of discipline could lead to a disintegration in society. It is imperative for leaders to live exemplary lifestyles, to become role models for others to emulate, to ensure that goodness remains in the society.
Leaders should respect the people’s perspective without been judgmental for them to accept their leaders as role models.
The Holy Bible in Matthew 7 : 1–2 emphasize this, ‘’1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
The Holy Quran 5 : 8 also attests to this assertion on not been judgmental in assessing the general behavior of others.
‘’O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.’’
The best of human sensitivity to the plight of others revolves around the fact that an individual must look inwards and cleanse himself or herself of dirt before pointing accusing fingers at others weaknesses. Firstly, correct yourself in moral discipline before attempting to blame others.
Furthermore, the Holy Bible Matthew 7 : 3–5 sensitizes us on the essence of not to be judgmental.
In the same vein, the Holy Quran asserts in 4 : 135 on the need for self critical examination. ‘’Believers! Be upholders of justice,164 and bearers of witness to truth for the sake of Allah,165 even though it may either be against yourselves or against your parents and kinsmen, or the rich or the poor: for Allah is more concerned with their well-being than you are. Do not, then, follow your own desires lest you keep away from justice. If you twist or turn away from (the truth), know that Allah is well aware of all that you do.’’
The Holy Bible in Proverbs 25 : 28 states, ‘’He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.’’
In summary, every evangelical mission, Jihad or Daawah, must be based on the tenets of the Holy Quran 16 : 125, ‘’Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.’’
Let us be scripture compliant by saying it and living by it, for the world to be safe, secured and habitable.
Preventive measures ensures cleanliness and sanitation, the provision, most especially, in the formative years of childhood, the care and feeding which strengthens the body’s resistance against diseases. This is in addition to curative measures that facilitates treatment from diseases.
The Health departments of Local Governments have been found wanting as regards the above mentioned, even though there are regular advancements in social conscience and medical knowledge.
The unavailability of supply of potable water in several communities in Local Governments is a major challenge.
Residents resort to doubtful sources to meet their water needs. Constructed boreholes are yet to meet the expectations of the people.
Most communities are dirty and unkempt as a result of the docile nature of Local Government workers.
Refuse are dumped indiscriminately and everyone carry on as if all is well.
Children and expectant Mothers have tales of woes to tell at the Primary Health Care centers, while Governments at all levels keep mum.
The dearth of qualified Medical Professionals in several Local Government Areas of the Federation is a set back, even as the reduction of the incidence of malaria by 80 per cent is a mirage.
Indeed, the Primary Health Care program ought to be the cornerstone of the health policy of a focused administration, however, the lack of appropriate skills by primary health workers is just one among the several pointers that this is not so.
Discrimination, according to researchers is the basis of promoting the slave trade when special consideration is given to differences in language and color.
The United Nations charter on the fundamental Human Rights charter was equally vehement against acts of discrimination because it is considered as an act of making unjustified distinctions between people based on their beliefs, groups, classes, and other categories as perceived by the oppressors.
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People may be discriminated against on the basis of a race which is divine, gender which is a social construct, age, and religion.
Discrimination goes against an individual's rights simply because of who they are or what they believe in.
-Landlords and Tenants Associations, Crime and Criminality
It, therefore, promotes inequality. In a number of instances, acts of discrimination may emerge when there are intentions to resolve controversial matters.
For any nation, therefore, to experience rapid growth, there must be the right to freedom from discrimination-a citizen that belongs to a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion, or political opinion ought not to be discriminated against.
Developing nations must work in this direction to liberate their citizens from the clutches of backwardness.
The unabating and worrisome insecurity in several parts of Nigeria is a reflection of the incompetence and helplessness of leaders at all levels of government in Nigeria.
This assertion was made by an Ex-Officio of the Oyo State Council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Who is also a former chairman of the union in the state, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.
'The kidnappings, killings(for ritual purposes inclusive), bloodletting, and other violent crimes have all established the fact that Those-in-Charge of government at all levels are incompetent and helpless. They are either overwhelmed, helpless in handling the worrisome security situation, or covertly supporting the ugly situation. Man proposes God disposes,'' Comrade Emelieze noted.
Every man is born with an accompanying right to move around, changing locations for positions to the level of crossing borders or territories. This is strange.
Government must be sensitive to the running of the affairs to the people under them by ensuring that democracy is entrenched in every community.
This must be anchored on the maintenance of justice and the concept of equity for the assurance of safe and secured environment for peace and sustainable development.
In the light of this, the Right to Freedom of Movement must be devoid of harassment for the citizens to be exposed to in any form of discrimination.
Harassment, therefore, is an unwanted behavior which the citizens must avoid in their daily activities.
Any nation that experiences any of these anomalies is usually regarded as primitive, retrogressive or underdeveloped.
A state of emergency ought to have been declared on the security situation of any nation that daily experiences harassment, molestation or attack.
Let all nations be mindful of this and work on the Chemistry of democracy which dwells on the Right to Freedom of Movement in an environment of peace and sustainable development.
PHOENIX, AZ—Falling in love or falling victim? They could be one and the same. FBI Phoenix wants to educate the public on romance scams, also known as confidence fraud.
Romance scams occur when an individual believes they are in a relationship (family, friendly, or romantic) and are tricked into sending money, personal and financial information, or items of value to the fraudster. This includes the Grandparent’s Scheme and any scheme in which the perpetrator preys on the victim’s “heartstrings”.
According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), 651 Arizona victims reported losses of more than $20.9 million in connection with confidence fraud/romance scams in 2021. That’s about a 65% increase from the more than $12 million Arizona residents reported losing in 2020.
The FBI suggests these tips if you develop a relationship with someone online:
Research the person’s photo and profile using online searches to see if the material has been used elsewhere.
Never provide your financial information or loan money to someone online. Do not allow your bank accounts to be used for transfers of funds. Never send money to anyone you don’t know personally.
If you are traveling to a foreign country to meet someone check the State Department’s Travel Advisories beforehand Travel, provide your itinerary to family and friends, and do not travel alone if possible.
Beware if the individual seems too perfect or quickly asks you to leave a dating service or Facebook to go “offline.”
Beware if the individual attempts to isolate you from friends and family or requests inappropriate photos or financial information that could later be used to extort you.
Beware if the individual promises to meet in person but then always comes up with an excuse as to why he or she can’t. If you haven’t met the person after a few months, you have good reason to be suspicious.
If you are planning to meet someone in person you have met online, meet in a public place, and let someone know where you will be and what time you should return home.
Victims may be hesitant to report being taken advantage of due to embarrassment, shame, or humiliation. It’s important to remember, romance scams can happen to anyone at any time.
If you suspect your online relationship is a scam, cease all contact immediately. If you are a victim who has already sent money, immediately report the incident to your financial institution. Then inform your local law enforcement agency or FBI Phoenix at (623) 466-1999. Victims are also encouraged to file a complaint with the FBI at ic3.gov.
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Nigerians have been advised to vote in a President with governance experience,integrity and a high level of initiative.
This advice was given by an Ex-Officio of the Oyo state Council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), who is also a former Chairman of the union in the state, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.
‘’Nigerians always make the mistake of idolizing personalities with the hope that such personalities shall facilitate good governance. This is deceptive as reflected in the present administration at all levels. Nigerians should vote in a healthy President who is physically fit, with a wealth of experience, integrity and a very high level of initiative. Same for all political office holders occupying executive and legislative positions at the federal, state and local government levels.
However, for good governance to be achieved, the system must be overhauled before the general elections in 2023. If the system is not overhauled, the next President, a number of Governors and lawmakers could be worse than what we are experiencing presently,’’ Comrade Emelieze warned.
Nigerians have been called upon to be Scripture complaint to enable divine intervention in the affairs of the country.
This call was made on Saturday by the Founder, Spiritual Head and Grand Imam of Shafaudeen-in-Isalm Worldwide, Prof. Sabitu Olagoke in address titled SAVING NIGERIA FROM BECOMING A FAILED STATE : OUR COLLECTIVE CHALLENGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES at the Grand Finale of the Shafudeen-inIsalm Wordwide annual convention ‘Ishrat 2022’ in Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria.
‘’Let us be more serious and practical on scripture compliance of our chosen religion to allow for divine intervention in our affairs in Nigeria for the restoration of peace, regulation and control of our security network for ensured peaceful co-existence and sustainable development for people’s wellness and prosperous land with high exporting index and high Human Development index, Prof. Olagoke stated.
He asserted that good governance was an antidote to system failure saying, ‘’Dignity of labor, competence, good work attitude, timely response in attending to issues, Transparency, Accountability, Trust, Deterrence based on effective scale of Justice and Respect for Equity concept, are the thrust of Governance to avoid driving Nigeria towards a failed state.’’
Peaceful change and superior honesty of the advantages of democracy.
However, the alteration of the truth brings about disillusionment among the people and the continuous worrisome blood shed of human lives is reflecting negatively on governance.
All Governments from time immemorial have been characterized by the twin evils of corruption m and embezzlement of public funds.
Aspirants to dictatorships believe that the above mentioned are the major features of political life.
In dictatorships, an invariable and inevitable practice, is for the party in power to give jobs to party members, supporters abs hangers on, in return for their loyalty. This is corruption.
Indeed, the court cases in the Judiciary are dispensed of by the wishes of the government and not by evidences.
In addition, laws are hurriedly enacted for the preservation of the rot in the system.
In dictatorships, the ruling party takes the position of the state, and ensures that the profession of a particular set of political opinions becomes the first qualification for those in the Civil and Public Service, rather than competence and honesty.
However, although Governments are liable , there are f weapons fight it in a democracy which are suppressed in dictatorships form is labelled Glieshaltung, unifying the state. This form of corruption is not removed by dictatorships, but remodeled.
Democratic governments, unlike dictatorships, have a moral claim on the allegiance of the people, but today in Nigeria, the impoverishment of the people is the foundation for the condemn able actions and inaction of the government.
Indeed, lawlessness, crime, all forms of criminality and evil are sign posts of daily life across the country.
A group of people gathered in one place for a common purpose could be regarded as an assembly for a common purpose which is in tandem with the Fundamental Human Rights of the People as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights document of the United Nations.
This is why the Government and the communities affected should be wary and take the necessary steps to stem the ugly tide.
Every individual, therefore, ought to assemble freely and associate with other persons for the protection of his or her own interests, without molestation, but provided it is lawfully channeled and peacefully presented.
Be an active citizen and perform your civic responsibilities to promote peace, enhance progress and realize development.
Man’s creation in the image of God will only be meaningful not through physical form of morphology, but through the exhibition of characteristics that dwells on the right use of sensory and others part of the parts of other parts of man’s body based on such core values tested and trusted to conform with a positive mindset which can stand the test of divine demands such as good citizenship, corporate and professional ethics, credible leadership and good governance.
It is based on the above mentioned that the right to freedom of expression should be safely guaranteed as it must be devoid of hate speech, drums of vengeance etc.
Any nation that does not heed advice from experts in various fields may be doomed to fail.
It is imperative to guide mankind through informal education at the home front and formal education curriculum spreading across primary, secondary and tertiary levels, to the freedom of expression which an individual ought to be entitled to with a positive mindset base and objective opinions and ideas as valuable information without interference.