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Culture / Cika-Ciki
« on: March 09, 2003, 01:51:26 AM »
Assalamu Alaikum
I am really a bit confused why the forum is getting more flared up with politics. That is why I am posting this.
Bansan ko mutane are familiar with Cika ciki ba.
Cika ciki is usually celebrated on Muharram (10th ?? not really sure what day. Anyone?).
( For those who do not understand Hausa, Cika Ciki roughly means "filing the stomach-with food"). People are supposed to eat to the brim and pray, although one could argue people nowadays eat only. Many people celebrate it differently. For example, in Kano, I notice they celebrate cika ciki by cooking jelar saniya and other ragadada, they stored from salah Babba.
In katsina, where food is not taken for granted, they eat tuwon ruwa after salar magarba and afterward finish it up with the much famed hura da nono.
In Bauchi, I learnt, people eat the famous food made in Bauchi- MASA. ?They eat masa with miyar taushe and tantakwashi and ofcourse, man shanu.
If you celebrate cika ciki or you know any delicious foods consumed during this holiday, please share it with us.
I for one would like to eat tuwon Bula this year.
Bissalam

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General Board / Status QUO
« on: January 11, 2003, 08:24:38 PM »
Assalamu Alaikum

It has come my attention and the knowledge of many that this forum is being compromised.
I remember vivdly when topics like tashe or abortion were discussed with vigour and objectivity. What has happened to that? I don't know.
But I do know it has to do with the recent surge in uncharitable comments made by Area Boy, Larinski and their ilk.
I do have a suggestion. Topics with Political overtones- either pro or anti arewa- should be censored by the admin. It is through this and many proactive measures by the admin that problem like these can be solved.
In fairness to Area boy and  co, anti OBJ posts are allowed to be discussed unhindered. But the converse is true for southern biased websites.
So Area Boy, you either respect the STATUS QUO or leave. No one said its a must for you to post issues on this forum.

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General Board / Canadian citizenship
« on: February 09, 2003, 07:18:13 PM »
Assalamu Alaikum

I just saw this information somewhere and thought it will be beneficial to some kanoonlizers.
go to this link www.amanaonline.com/News/News_18.htm, and from there you can learn more about how to apply for canadian citizenship.
Ina fatan duk wanda ke Nigeria zai iya printing copy of this application ya kai Jamiar bayero, ABU or some other University and post it to a  notice board so that some talented folks could apply.
That's all.

PS deadline is 2 weeks from now
Bissalam

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General Board / Hausa Literature
« on: February 23, 2003, 01:37:22 AM »
Assalamu alaika Admin

I am sure I have asked this question before. Amma na manta ansar da kabani. Ina so ne admin in shaida maka, the more i(and many) read hausa literature the more I(we) feel at home in the harsh environment i(we) call home.
ina da deficiency wurin rubutu cikin harshen hausa saboda dalilai wanda basai na fade su ba a wannan filin tattaw nawa.
Amma idan za ku iya admin, lalle i, and many i dare say, will appreciate it if mujallar Bidiyo ko ta fim will be update a least quaterly.
If this is not possible, to admin sai ayi kokari wurin samana yan kana nan hausa stories domin mu dinga dawowa kullun da kullun.
Dole ne mu yabi gudum mawar da kuke and adding hausa literature will make us even more appreciative.
 Bissalam

PS: this post is not directed solely to the admin. If you as a viewer has found a hausa resource page, then pls dont hesitate to share it with us.

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General Board / Cika-Ciki
« on: March 09, 2003, 01:51:26 AM »
This topic has been moved to [link=http://www.kanoonline.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.pl?board=culture;action=display;num=1049322855;start=0]Culture[/link] by admin.

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General Board / Reading & books
« on: April 04, 2003, 01:53:13 AM »
Salam

I wanted to write this post as a comment but thought sharing it with others will generate a shot curiosity about the topic.
       I was browsing the internet the other day and stumbled upon a very entertaining book about the life of Fidel castro (i must admit even though I do not subscribe to the failed idea of communism, Castro contnues to be some one I admire for his effort to bring equality to the society).
 Its not that I have not read about 'uncle' fidel before, but the pleasure of reading the same story told with a different twist is amongst the most heartening things i like about reading.
 Also, I read many article about Mallam Aminu Kano ( another fidelista)but when I learnt of a book written about him, Life of an African revolutionary,  I could not resist the temptation of buying the book even though it costs a fortune.

The idea here is to convey the joy of reading and its importance.
 I now ask,
*what book, any book, have you read and enjoyed reading time and times over?
* why do you like reading the book?
* Do you relate to the book?
*do you see reading as a powerful tool in the development of vocabulary, hence its inclusion in elementary school curriculum?

Please share with us your thoughts negetive or positive. All welcome.
Lest I forget, a non religious book i read a million times and still read it  today is  "1984".
The book assumes more importance to me in this atmosphere of War of because "Big Brother to me is SADDAM"
CIAO

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General Board / Comical Ali
« on: April 16, 2003, 09:56:13 PM »
I dont know whether participants at this site would like to have some fun? For those who want to, pls visit:
http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com

really funny site and it potrays the kind of information the Iraqi people were being fed prior to the " Liberation? &Occupation?? " of Iraq.

Before I quit, remember that, "There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!" Said ?Al sahaf .

Lastly, ?"I NOW INFORM YOU THAT YOU ARE TOO FAR FROM REALITY."

PS: All quotation are real and not translated!

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General Board / Where is everyone
« on: May 05, 2003, 02:01:11 AM »
Assalamu Alaikum

For a month now, I have noticed the number of people in this forum is declining. Does anyone know why? may be we do not debate hot issues or just because we are all dismayed( or exhilarated) with the outcome of just concluded general elections. At any rate, life goes on..........................
So many people have learnt so much in this forum. It will be a shame if we, without a strong reason, stop the educated flow of ideas, views and ideologies using this medium.
We do not always agree with one another yet we are always delighted with what we said or what someone is saying. This is the age of technology and it is in our interest to continue what we started.
I am waiting and so should you...........................
Bissalam.

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General Board / It is time.
« on: May 25, 2003, 12:39:35 AM »
Assalamu Alaikum

Ahhhhh, the sweetness of change. As from the 29th of May, in Allah ya kaimu, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso(kenkeso- roach??) shall cease to be the Kaiser in Kano state.
This is not to say Kwankwaso was not a performing governor, but tsakani da Allah, he has done his best...... but still that was not enough for the electorate (The KUT wudil, MM Library, electrification, women empowerement......).
And remarkably, he has not challenged his defeat which is a good sign of a humble leader.
Any way, I write this to intimate the webmaster of this forum that, his homepage need's new addition. The 1999- present column written for Rabiu Musa's tenure should now read 1999- 2003. This is the time for change and we shall see what the "bearded one" has in store for us.
The new Mallam, whom I personally know to be upright and liberal, would only suceed if and only if he sidelines the money bag politicians. I hope and wish he would have the courage to stand up to those guys and by so doing, he will certainly suceed.

In the meantime, Odabo abromi kwankwaso (for those who understand Yoruba!)
Bissalam

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General Board / Law and Order
« on: March 19, 2003, 07:34:21 PM »
assalamu Alaikum

Has it ever occured to you that, in almost everything Nigerians do, there is blatant disregard for proper procedure and the general lack of order.
Common amongst these are: Driving without license, evading taxes, paying and soliciting bribes, admisssion to Universities, contempt of court, lateness for class, inproper dressing for school, operating a machinery,skipping bills, littering the street, procrastinating, police bashing....... one can write a whole volume of these kind of activities.
                  But then I ask, "WHY?"  I mean in other African countries, Niger Republic for example, many of these things are not taken for granted because the 'gendarmes' or police are always there to check peoples excesses, at least in the cities.
              While I am not canvassing a Buhari type approach to indiscipline, one has to indeed compromise and adopt a robust and vigorous approach.
         The question then is, What is the solution to Nigeria's general distrust of government and inherent disbelief in the system? What, in your view, is the robust and vigorous approach that need be taken to ensure a more 'obeying & less anachic' Nigeria? Can it be achieved?


PS: Please, this post is meant to be purely social or societal and I dont intend to spark a " good president for Nigeria" kind of hysteria.
so please share your views with us.

As always, Bissalam.

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General Board / Ismaila Zakari: A True Muslim
« on: August 24, 2003, 05:33:17 PM »
Assalamu Alaikum
I came about this article in the Guardian yesterday. It talks about the an accountant out to make a difference. It makes for good reading. believe me.
Enjoy.
Bissalam
Zakari...Builder Of Accountants In The North

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We employ a lot of accounting graduates and others from other disciplines. What we find out here is that most of these graduates lack the basic communication skills, which comprise of the use of English Language and Mathematics. Ask them to write the simplest of reports, you end up correcting a lot of mistakes. I wonder why somebody who finished the university will still be struggling to write in English!

FROM ADAMU ABUH, KANO

IN the entire Northwest zone of Nigeria, there are just two women who have passed the ICAN exams over the years. And out of about 18,000 ICAN members nationwide, the North may not boast of 1000 qualified accountants. Several reasons are responsible for this, chief among which are failure of students in ICAN exams and the people's ignorance of the immense opportunities that are at the disposal of a qualified/chartered accountant.

But all hopes may not be lost as a rescue mission is on the way. Indeed, the scheme to remedy the situation has begun under the auspices of Ahmed Zakari and Co. Chartered Accountants, Kano, which has sponsored

60 students of the Bayero University, Kano (BUK), to register and sit for the qualifying examinations of ICAN's Accounting Technician Scheme (ATS).

Besides, N10 million is to be extended to students of northern extraction studying in two other institutions namely, the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi.

The prime mover of this noble gesture is Alhaji Ismaila Zakari, chairman of the Kano/Jigawa district society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and senior partner of the Ahmed Zakari and Co. Chartered Accountants.

Without much ado, Zakari explains the benefit to the North from his firm's single-hand sponsorship:

"Let me tell you that we are talking about poverty alleviation in the North today. If we have more of our people qualifying as professionals, the multiplier effects will be surprising. The life styles of whoever qualifies and those around him will change because it is something that shows in their abilities. There will be gainful employment, one will have a lot of options to either work in the universities, public or the private sector."

Zakari and his firm of chartered accountants aim to catch the beneficiaries of the scheme young, assisting them to qualify even while still as school; rather than waiting to enroll after graduating from the university or polytechnic.

"After qualifying as a chartered accountant, we knew the rigours required to achieve the feat especially when candidates don't prepare adequately for the exams. We observed that our candidates in the North have problem qualifying as chartered accountants. They think the exam is difficult or is beyond them. Some even think that ICAN is not for them but we believe that anybody who works very hard will qualify as a chartered accountant. We thought that the best way to encourage youngsters in the universities is to offer scholarship to a handful of them at a very early stage to start the ATS scheme.

"The scheme offers the opportunity for anybody who has school certificate with a minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics. On the other hand, the main professional examination is opened to students that have graduated either with a B.Sc. or HND. We felt that if we have to wait for our students to graduate, the essence of arresting the failure rate of our candidates would not be really achieved. The way it is now is like catching them young because they are just coming into the university. If as at now, they start to sit for the ATS scheme, we believe that they will be able to qualify early," he clarifies.

On the consequences of the low number of qualified accountants in the North, Zakari says:

"The situation is very serious. It is a critical situation because right now, we have about 18,000 members in all in the country but I do not think that in the North, from Kwara up to Borno, you can find 1000 of us who are members of ICAN. This is unfortunate for the North. I think that the problem is that people do not know the value of the profession here in the North, as much as those in the southern part of the country. To qualify as an ICAN member is a bit difficult; so most candidates from this part of the country out of laziness will not want to go through the hard way to sit for ICAN exams.

"Again, if our candidates are not serious, it could be understandable because the motivation is simply not there. We do not have the kind of opportunities in the South, which ginger candidates to qualify as ICAN members. The industries are very few, the stock exchange is not like the one in Lagos and the head offices of most companies and organisations are all in Lagos, which is the commercial centre of this country. So, those who are chartered accountants have a wide range of opportunities and a way, the younger ones will naturally bring out the best in them to succeed in ICAN exams. This is a sharp contrast with the situation here in the North.

"There are training schools where private individuals in Lagos tutor students to prepare for ICAN and we don't have these schools here. But one good thing is that the council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria has considered the North as educationally backward in terms of ICAN exams. A fact-funding mission came to Kano recently to find ways of encouraging candidates to pass the exams."

On whether there is a relationship between the rate of failure in ICAN exams and falling standards of education, Zakari retorts: "Certainly yes! You see, let me give you an example with my firm. We employ a lot of accounting graduates and others from other disciplines. What we find out here is that most of these graduates lack the basic communication skills, which comprise of the use of English Language and Mathematics. Ask them to write the simplest of reports, you end up correcting a lot of mistakes. I wonder why somebody who finished the university will still be struggling to write in English.

"As accountants, the entire work that we do has to go out in the form of report. It has to be read and understood by our clients. I will tell you that the quality of our graduates is below standards. A good graduate should be able to follow the guidelines of ICAN syllabus to pass, though as students, they have personal contacts with their lecturers and could even know the nature of the examination. But in ICAN it is a different ball game."

Zakari, also periscopes the business community in the North especially within the Kano/Jigawa axis and concludes that not much is happening in the corporate business world of the area. To him, little or no emphasis is placed on the need for managerial expertise in the few corporate outfits in the area.

"When you talk about the business environment here, you know that it is definitely not like the type you have in Lagos. The businesses here are not as successful as those of the southern parts of the country. The quality of management of the quoted companies must meet up with certain standards of management as corporate and board of directors, etc. But here in the North, we take these things for granted. We have more of one-man business and most of our people here don't take some of this issue of management and control very serious," he says.

Regardless, he says the Kano/Jigawa district society of ICAN whose membership is in the region of 1000, gets a fair share of the patronage of the business outfits, even though not as impressive as the case with accountants in the southern parts of the country.

"I will just say we get a fair share here but it is not like in Lagos because most of our businesses here are small. There is no large business in terms of turnover. What we do is smaller compared to our counterparts in the South. At the same time, even the compliance level with the requirements of auditing, taxation and so on, which are all our field, is not being complied with by our people. It is only when they are looking for business in the banks or if they want to buy land that they come to us asking for tax clearance certificates. People don't want to do things properly here. So, my colleagues or fellow professionals are having hard times in that regards," he adds.

The Kano Stock Exchange is not an exemption in this seemingly difficult situation. If the patronage of the exchange is anything to reckon with, it is definitely not a reflection of the volume of commercial activities in the city. A few businessmen, especially in the elitist class, are the ones taking advantage it offers. But why is it so?

Zakari explains: "The problem is that our people are not very aware of the opportunities the capital market offers and I think there is the need for a greater awareness. We have to create awareness in the people to gain confidence in the business of buying and selling of shares. People here are more concerned with physical stocks of goods or the physical money; they want to see their money or their goods. Now, if you tell somebody that he will make more money by buying shares of a company, you discover that very few people understand what you mean by buying shares. So, there is a lot of work to be done regarding the creation of awareness in the capital market. I think we will raise more capital if awareness is created. The activities of the stock exchange is limited to only a few persons who are enlightened about the capital market opportunities."

In the last decade, Kano had no fewer than 500 operational companies. But due to the downturn of the economy, their numbers depleted to about 100. The development is not helping matters for the Kano Stock Exchange as most businessmen think it is not safe to buy shares. According to Zakari, there could be some sense in the action of the businessmen:

"Now, if they see one or two companies, the shares of a particular company as an investment, you found out that they don't have a lot of confidence doing so. It requires a lot security, which the exchange commission can do, to make the businessmen know of safeguards to protect their interests. We all know that the Security and Exchange Commission is monitoring and policing the capital market to make sure that there are no fraudulent practices in the industry. With a measure like this, our businessmen should be confident to do business in the capital market. But they can only be aware of this reality if a lot of sensitisation is done."

He gives the government hard knocks for not doing enough to reduce the cost of doing productive venture in the country. "Government has made people to see it as if it is in business too. It collects very high duty and NEPA bills and so on. Government is not helping the economy to grow. I know that government is trying to do so much through the privatisation of public outfits but not much is being done in terms of reducing companies operational costs. They continue to pay all taxes as well as paying too high for energy and petroleum products.

"So, it will be difficult for business to thrive in the country. Our industrial goods cannot compete with those produced outside the country. I do know that government tried to ban some goods imported into the country but these goods still find their ways into the country. There is no control; government is yet to convince us it can tackle the problem," he asserts.

Alhaji Ismaila Zakari attended Kings College, Lagos (1977-1982) and the School of Basic Studies, Zaria (1982-1982. He obtained a B.Sc. in Accountancy at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria (1983-1986). Before qualifying as an ICAN member, he worked at several organisations, including Equity Bank and the Everest Capital and Constructing Companies.


 
 
 
 

 
  

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General Board / Death penalty: Obsolete?
« on: August 24, 2003, 05:36:38 PM »
Assalamu Alaikum
This is an article written by Prof A H Yadudu arguing against abolishing the death penalty. After reading please offer suggestions, comments or critiques for ar against the Death penalty.
Enjoy.
**********************************************Why We Oppose The Abolition Of Death Penalty
by A. H. Yadudu


That President Obasanjo has pledged to a delegation of the European Union his determination to seek for the abolition of capital punishment in Nigeria did not come to many of us as a big surprise. Both in his first term, but more so in the second and final term, he has behaved more determined and acted more eagerly to appease foreign rather than serve national interest or work for the common good of ordinary Nigerians.

While justifying his many globetrotting trips, he has hidden behind the fa?ade of seeking to reconcile our nation with itself bringing it back into the fold of the comity of nations and attracting investment as the reasons why he had been going to places. Having cut down on his trips abroad, he has now found another way to continue with his appeasement crusade. He has promised to work towards abolishing the death penalty, a theme so dear to Europe's heart that it was one of the very many conditionalities which Turkey had to meet in order to qualify for EU membership. One wonders whether we are also on the queue to joining the EU and are earnest in ticking off our compliance with the conditionalities!

Perhaps deliberately, he has thereby embarked on the path to over-heating the polity at home even as he seeks to appease his masters abroad. He knows all too well that the issue will divide Nigerians along religious lines and possibly, evoke North/South dichotomies with all the emotions which accompany debate over such issues. Since he has also promised to accomplish the undertaking through the democratic process, perhaps we are entitled to join issues even in the absence of a draft bill and wish to state, in no uncertain terms, our opposition to the abolition of the capital punishment for the following, among other reasons.

Ours is a federal polity which is anchored on the due recognition of and our constitution is designed to accommodate unity in diversity. Our diversity is not merely in the languages we speak, tribal affinity or the mode of our dressing or whether we find delight in eating "Tuwo", "Amala" or "Ogbono" soup. We are a multi-religious nation in which there is ample recognition and respect for religious freedom. We are constrained to note that any attempt to abolish capital punishment will be viewed as breach of our fundamental freedom of worship and the profession of a religion of our choice and will be treated as a direct affront to our unfettered practice of Islam and the undiluted observance of its fundamental law, the Shariah. At the risk of sounding uncharitable, it has all the hallmark of being an unwitting, albeit calculated attempt, to incite unnecessary religious conflict.

In similar vein, we view it as a backdoor attempt to roll back the implementation of Shariah which Muslims have embarked upon, by the National Assembly which lacks the legislative competence to do so. We are, however, not unmindful of the fact that both Mr. President and his former Attorney General of the Federation Hon Kanu Agabi, currently serving as the Conscience of the Government, have publicly opposed our right to submit to the Shariah as guaranteed by the constitution. Without doubt, Muslims will view this recent attempt as a ploy to formally join the EU and the so-called international community in a modern day crusade against Islam and its institutions by a Christian President who should protect the religious freedom of all citizens.

Perhaps it will not be out of place to caution Nigerians that it will be a serious folly and an act of political miscalculation to seek to unify penal laws in the country or the sentences courts may impose following a conviction. Historically, we have never had a single penal system in Nigeria. From the period when we operated the Criminal Code for the South and the Penal Code for the North to the present when we literally operate as many penal systems as there are States in the federation, there is nothing absurd about that. It accords with our history. Diversity in religious persuasion multiplicity and diversity of penal systems should be viewed, not as retrogressive, but as a hallmark of a true federation which conforms to a universal practice in all federations the world over.

It is what obtains in the USA and Canada and several other federations the world over. We hope it will not surprise Mr. President to know that the Supreme Court of the USA has had to reverse itself to sanction capital punishment after it has earlier outlawed it. With the result that more States in the US federation, including Texas, President Bush's State, do sanction death penalty than have outlawed it. That is a mark of a true federation from which President Obasanjo may wish to borrow a leaf. Indeed Texas has the dubious distinction of being the State in the USA with the most tally of annual executions of prisoners found guilty and sentenced to death by lethal injection, a practice they consider as humane, although they have qualms about stoning an adulterer to death!

If Mr. President, the National Assembly, despite recent disclaimers by the Speaker to the contrary, and the Human Rights do-gooders, insist on expunging death penalty from our statute books, a matter we consider as the pursuit of the path of folly and unnecessary overheating of the polity at a time when even the mandate of Mr. President is still being contested in a court of law, we wish to remind them that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 does unequivocally recognise capital punishment. It provides thus "every person has the right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of a sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria." We expect that they will take all necessary steps to amend the said constitutional provision and submit the matter to a referendum for the public to approve or disapprove of such a move. They would also need to amend the Legislative List in the Second Schedule to the Constitution so as to acquire competence and legitimacy.

It is amazing to observe that the motive for President Obasanjo's pledge to abolish the death penalty, as reported in the press, is not triggered by some moral consideration or empirical reasons or humane compassion or even the urge to serve some vital national interest. It seems to me that, at the bottom of it all, is political expediency: a move to appease both his ego and those of his foreign supporters.

As Adamu Adamu has rather aptly put it, it is not a mark of statesmanship for the President to hinge everything on his personal experience as the reason for making his pledge, as he was reported to have claimed. As widely reported, President Obasanjo offered a glimpse of the motive as to why he desires to make his move now when he claimed to have come close to the hangman's noose after his conviction in the 1995 coup attempt trial. What he did not disclose was what saved his neck: certainly, it was not the absence of capital punishment in our statute books!

What is more intriguing to us is that the President should not have been selective in relating his personal experience. For it is widely believed that the life of at least one General I.D. Bisalla, the then Defence Minister, who was executed along with other coupists following the assassination of Gen. Murtala Mohammed in 1976, would have been saved but for President Obasanjo's casting the deciding vote to confirm a death sentence when the Supreme Military Council, which he presided over then as Military Head of State, was divided on the issue.

We deprecate the utilitarian argument that the life that a murderer has wilfully terminated could not be brought back by, what the abolition proponents characterise as, the "wasteful" and "vengeful" execution of the murderer not extinguish or assuage the agony of the bereaved family. We have similarly not seen any empirical evidence to indicate that the abolition of capital punishment had led to reduction in or even stabilised the incidence of the commission of murder and other heinous crimes. On the contrary, studies have shown that nations which have gone the path President Obasanjo is urging us to follow, such as the Republic of South Africa and the USA, have all witnessed a dramatic increase in the occurrence and escalation or exacerbation of such crimes.

We do not want to take chances with our well-being, safety and the security of our lives. We have had enough political assassinations, unsolved murders, bungled trials, armed robberies resulting in brutal deaths etc to be persuaded to follow the dangerous path of the abolishing of capital punishment.

Professor Yadudu is with the Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano

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General Board / BUK Engineering
« on: August 07, 2003, 05:29:30 PM »
salam All.
I just found this information and thought it will be of interest to some of you.
Last week, NUC released their Univerisity ranking results and happily, BUK was the second best in Engineering. This is very heartning for me and thousand others, because i used to be a student there.
You can read more at :www.mtrustonline.com/dailytrust/nuc05082003.htm

What other faculty would you like to see doing better in BUK and were you surprised that other faculties are not doing as Well.
Please discuss.
Bissalam

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General Board / Amina Lawal: Free at Last?
« on: September 26, 2003, 06:16:28 PM »
Assalamu Alaikum
For those that have been following the case of Amina Lawal closely, yesterday represents the culmination of a very testing saga of our history as Muslms.
For me, it shows how the Sharia is a practical tool for dispensing justice tempered with mercy. As of now, Amina is Free, free to live her life of ignominy or stardom (one may never know).
But what this shows us is that Sharia does work and the detractors of sharia (I will not mention names) should bury their head in shame because what they wished for, the humiliation of Islam, was not materialized.
What is your take on the verdict?
Please discuss.

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General Board / Booed:OBJ gets a dosage of reality
« on: October 06, 2003, 06:00:53 PM »
Assalamu Alaikum
Ah.............. at last, the masses have spoken.
In case you have'nt heard, yesterday, President Obasanjo was passed a vote of no confidence in the Abuja National stadium.
People of all walks of life, solidly and unanimously shouted " Go OBJ Go". While we might not really understand why they are not rooting for OBJ, one thing remains clear, No one is happy.
No one is happy that after 4 years, OBJ has not been able to improve the Power, Oil and  educational mismanagement our nation is in. He broke his Promise (something he does very often).
Eventhough this does not represent a Buhariesque kind of mass action, it is important to note that the odinary people of Nigeria want a change.
Nigerians should rejecct OJB in totality and at all times for he has failed the nation, miserable I must add.
Your comments please.

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