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i intended to bring this to the forum since saturday evening
when one of our regular and esteem member made the above
comment on his wall in facebook, one of the worlds largest
social website.

the question now is, how true is it, that these social networks
can ruin someone's relationship, wether marital or otherwise?

as for me, so long you are fair and transparent in your dealings
you should have nothing to fear concerning your activities on
the website.  but for those with double face might likely face
trouble.

facebook has now become a world platform, apart from making
new friends, old buddies reunite once again - i luv it that way?

lets hear Gogannaka's view tukuna???????????????????????????

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Islam / This year’s Ramadan is 30 days as from 21st AUGUST, 2009
« on: August 10, 2009, 11:24:53 PM »
WRITTEN BY SALIHU BUBA ZUBAIRU      

Scientific research, based on empirical observation from Nigerian ( Maiduguri ) airspace, using calibrated 4x60mm Zubairu Telescope, supported by universally accepted theories, strongly suggests that 30 days is fasting period for Ramadan 1430AH (2009).

The fasting is expected to start in most parts of the world, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and all parts of Nigeria on the 21st August, 2009 AD which is equivalent to 1st Ramadan, 1430 AH and would end on the 19th September, 2009 as the equivalent of 30th Ramadan, 1430 AH. These simply imply that the only possible dates to sight the new crescent moon for the month of Ramadan, 1430 AH, is the 20th of August, 2009 as equivalent to 29th of Sha’aban, 1430AH and  that of Shawwal is 19th September, 2009. Arafat day, 9th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1430 AH is equivalent to 26th November, 2009 and the end of this Islamic year is expected to be 16th December, 2009 as equivalent to 29th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1430 AH.

I still stand by my research findings which emphasize that; the total number of days in each Islamic year is 354 days and the number of days of the lunar months alternate between 29 and 30 days and that any Islamic month is 29 or 30 days for a period not less than 2 and not more than 3 years before reverting. It also strongly suggests that there are two Islamic Leap years of 355 days in every 11 Islamic years i.e. if one leap year is after 5 years then the next one would be after 6 years etc.                 

For the status of my work should in case of any doubt in its quality, it might be worthy to note that, an email dated 4th December, 2007, through the Centre for Basic Space Science, CBSS, University of Nigeria, Nnsuka, from the South Africa based referee of my research report, is of the opinion that “the title  ‘Standard Islamic Lunar Calendar’ is suitable, it’s an original work, the significance is well explained, the summary/conclusion is very informative and relevant to the text, no recent work was cited, it needs some editing/corrections of some grammatical errors”.

An acknowledgement email, dated 2nd August, 2008, from ‘Sky and Telescope’, suggests that the report is receiving attention of experts on Islamic lunar calendar before publication. With regards and as courtesy demand, a copy of the report was also sent to the President, Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar III, on the 25/08/08, by UPS courier with Waybill /Tracking NO H7480985909 for his information. Up till now, I can not understand why there was no acknowledgement letter from the President of NSCIA. 

However, recent empirical observation of lunar position  on the 12th November, 2008 = 14th Dhu al-Qidah, 1429 AH, using 30 minutes after sunset as reference time, reveal some knowledge that have been used to update my report, which can now be used to achieve the aim of producing the most authentic Islamic lunar calendar (Standard Islamic Lunar Calendar), that would substitute most if not all other Islamic calendar, printed and installed in computers, mobile phones and others, which have continued to show discrepancies and inconsistent with accurate empirical status of lunar position and some of their equivalent dates. I’m really pleased to have lived to this stage of the project.   

A website for my Islamic calendar, the STANDARD ISLAMIC LUNAR CALENDAR, with its backing scientific report would soon be made available, for the benefit of the Muslims that are really into this kind of project. I pray that the project would achieve its aim. Amin.

Mallam Zubair is a lecturer in the Department of Physics,University of Maiduguri. He can be reached on 08038522693/08052850698 or zubairusalihu@yahoo.com

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Education / No calling off strike yet – ASUU NEC
« on: August 10, 2009, 09:25:45 AM »
WRITTEN BY HIR JOSEPH, MAKURDI
Daily Trust Online Newspaper

The Academic Staff Union of Universities does not believe that the one week left for renegotiation with the Federal Government would yield any positive result enough to lead to a review of the strike, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the striking university lecturers declared yesterday.

The NEC ordered that, “The ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Union be continued until the negotiation is concluded and an agreement signed to the satisfaction of NEC.”

ASUU National President, Prof. Ukachukwu Awozie, flanked by members of NEC including Dr. Abdullahi Sule Kano, Prof. Esko Toyo, Dr. Fasina Oladipo and Dr. Nasir Fage, said the first week out of the two weeks period scheduled by Vice President Goodluck Jonathan for resumed renegotiation has also failed.  It however resolved that “the negotiation which started since November 2006 be concluded and an agreement be signed with the Federal Government.”

The NEC, which met yesterday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, said agents of the Federal Government including the Minister for Education and the chairman of the FGN/ASUU Renegotiation Team, Mr. Gamaliel Onosode, are frustrating the effort to resolve the contending issues. He said, contrary to expectation by Nigerians that the re-opened FGN/ASUU dialogue as directed by the Vice President will lead to calling off the strike, it has entered into the second and last week without the parties raising any discussion on the table.

Reading from a 10-paged text titled “Government Forces ASUU to Continue Strike”, Prof. Awozie said the attitude of government agents towards the directive of the Vice President is a clear indication that the government team on the planned renegotiation is not going to respect the principle of Collective Bargaining, after all.

“We cannot abdicate our responsibility to defend and ensure the emergence of an internationally and nationally acceptable university system, that is affordable by majority of Nigerians and that produces quality university graduates and leaders,” he said.
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make una no come back abeg una, you guys make una fight gallantly
until hope is restored on our educational sector - afterall the parking
lot is even full, no where to keep graduates.

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General Board / Boko Haram/Yusufiyya Sects
« on: July 30, 2009, 11:40:44 AM »
alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin for making me see today throughout
the crisis period.  i have to remain indoors and listen to the
flares of bullets passing on top of my house roof.  if not because
the situation has been finally leveled down hunger will have
forced us to come out and even fight the police/military.

it started twelve years ago, when young muhammad yusuf out
of his desire to understand islam ended up misunderstanding islam.
he was a desciple of late ja'afar, however, he later publicly
denounced sheik ja'afar and termed him an infidel, so he left and
established his school at the outsketch of maiduguri behind the
railway terminus quarters and started with no more than only 12
students.

since his teachings is centred on:-
1.  condemning the constitution of Nigeria terming it as DAGUT (idol)
2.  condemning western education
3.  condemning anything that is related to government
     and consider whoever is in it as an infidel
4.  accusing the nigerian government of not allowing them
     to practice their religion

within the span of seven years (1999 - 2006), muhammad yusuf has
succeeded in indoctrinating more than 2000 able youths who have
either resigned from their various working places or have abandoned
education at university or polytechnic level and in several cases have
tore their certificates and embrace other petty businesses.

muhammad yusuf was given a rousy and heroic welcome when finally
the nigerian security (SSS) released him after detaining him for almost
four or six months in Abuja.  his followers numbering more than 5000
welcomed him at the outsketch of maiduguri making business standstill
on that evening.  that event gave muhammad yusuf courage and
bravity to continue facing off with government.

when the borno state government introduced a new law on motorcycle
especially enforcing the wearing of helmets as controled by the famous
operation flush out II, muhammad yusuf and his disciples vowed not to
abide by the new law.  and every person in maiduguri can bear witness
to this attitude of theirs, including the operatives of the operation flush
never dare to punish them.

earlier last month, while members of the muhammad yusuf conveying their
corps to gwange burial ground, they sighted one of their members been
punished by the operatives of the operation flush, in an effort to rescue
their member, the men of the operation flush fired sporadically and injured
many of the followers - this incidence raised tension among his disciples.

within a week, muhammad yusuf released a video clip (which I will upload
on youtube very soon) and termed it an OPEN LETTER TO MR. PRESIDENT
in that clip, he addressed the president, the vice president, the IG, the
chief of defense staff, police commissioner, brigade commander and addressed
our governor as "dan karamin kwaro ali modu sheriff", he sent the video
clips to the office of the sss and government house for onward transmission
while more video clip was reproduced for sale within and outside maiduguri
and have sold more than 10,000 copies.

throughout this period, members of the boko haram are seen visibly preparing
for this war, as most of them have sold out their houses, cars, lands etc
while many have informed their parents, wives or children that they are out
on a mission, if they come back, fine, but if they did not come back, until
they meet in heaven.

last week wednesday, members of boko haram were apprehended in biu local
government in borno state with substances which is believed is for preparing
explosives, they were brought to the police headquarters for prosecution.

on saturday, they have finished despatching their members to various
assignments, including potiskum, bauchi and other parts of the nothern nigeria.

on sunday night they lunch their attack in maiduguri and their major target
is the police headquarters.  it started around 11:00am, they took the railroad
all the way from their base up to government college and college of education
where they cross in towards the police headquarters.  they fought with the
police mobile up to 4 am without success before some of the survivors
retreated back while more than 100 were dead and a number of police were
also shot dead with some wounded, up to the time of writing this, people
are not allowed to pass through the police headquaters.

they also lunched attack on jere police station, and in the early hours of monday
they bombed the main entrance of the central prison (new prison) and freed its
inmates, including their arrested 9 members who have been in detention since 2005.

within hours, these guys have taken over the whole area of kumshe up to westend
round about, flour mills, railway quarters, kasuwan shanu, custom area and galadima
junction, they conduct search on motorist and kill any uniform man they could lay
their hands.

alhamdu lillahi, as at yesterday, with reinforcement from other parts of the country
of both personnel and ammunition, they have succeeded in bombarding their
base and displaced them. 

muhammad yusuf is said to have fled maiduguri and was sighted along kirenowa
heading towards gamboru ngala and finally fleeing out of the country.

so many innocent souls have been killed and so many innocent infants, children
and women have also been killed throughout this period of WAR.

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General Board / consequences of law rainfall
« on: July 16, 2009, 12:59:46 PM »
Borno State and its environs are witnessing low rainfall
this cropping season.  this, situation has made peasant farmers
shiver in fear, which in conseuqences will lead to high rise in
food item.  As at now, neither the local government areas nor
the State government doing anything to augment the low
rainfall been recorded either through advanced irrigation or
any other form to supplement the loss during the rainy season.

for those who are experts in the house, why is it that we are
recording low rainfall, especially in borno?

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General Board / How Shekarau Conspired the Arrest of Tukur Mamu
« on: July 16, 2009, 12:02:21 PM »
it started with saharareporters, then mamu published it in his
paper, desert herald for the benefits of those brothers who can
not make use of the internet except the traditional newspaper,
unknown to him, he has opened a can of worms.

however, the threat he received from the kano state government
only increases his lever to continue whatever he is doing (mind
you i am not endorsing anything).

on several occasion, i made mention that shekarau should concentrate
on vital issues and should be distracted by yan wasan kwaikwayo or
publishers like mamu, coming down to their level to fight them back
means loosing his integrity.

it is a tradition that when you fight with a small pickin, it is no news
if you knock him down unconcious, dama ka fi shi karfi, however it
will be a big news if you did not knock him down and even a history
if he knocks you down - shekarau's advisers should still advise him,
we still have time to 2011.

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General Board / MEND vs FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
« on: May 19, 2009, 05:51:46 PM »
though the full of meaning of Movement for the Emancipation of
Niger Delta but their activities is same or worst than the dreaded
terrorists of other countries.  while it is all agreed that we should
press our demands and channel it to the appropriate means,
resorting to arms and pursuing ones interest is not the best, especially
in times like this one when information is everywhere.

the recent mob action of the above aclaimed organization where 12
soldiers of the federal republic of nigeria were killed is a serious
concern, not only to nigeria, but even cameroon republic, because
of the consequences their action might cause.

just earlier this week, sri lanka ended its almost 30 years war with
a terorist organization of tamil tigers.  it is a known fact that lives
and properties were lost in the process.  government actions against
these type of groups is the best solution, because if the nigerian
government will allow such illegal organizations like MEND to continue
its operation in the Niger Delta which includes kidnapping of innocent
nigerian citizens, legal expatriates, bombing of government institution,
terrorizing communities and threatening government establishments
then gradually, they will declare a full blown war.

i have no problem with the organization putting forward their demand
to the national assembly since they have their representatives. mrs
rebranding nigeria has a lot of work to do these days.

now the joint task force has unleashed terror to the brave ijaw youths
and vowed to get them were ever they are even after destabilizing their
various hideouts.

while i am of the view that government should excercise caution during
their raids as innocent citizens might be captured in the process, i am
appealing to the ijaw youths to come to the table and resolve this thing
amicably.

Araba.

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General Board / Shekarau's governance!
« on: May 14, 2009, 10:24:52 AM »
happenings in recent times is making me change my former stand
on supporting shekarau as the next presidential flagbearer of ANPP
in the upcoming 2011 presidential election.  the allegation over the
gruesome murder of sheik ja'afar and other petty petty happenings
within the walls of kano is something to be looked at, not in the eyes
of opposition.

this morning, i was checking my favourite news webs, saharareporters
and read about how the government of shekarau disorganized and
frustrated the effort of our youngsters is also a matter of concern. 
the city people magazines plan to honour a young lady in her carrier
is not a crime, and i see no connection between fashion and the state
government.

government are supporsed to concentrate on providing people the needed
basic requirements of life, such as affordable and qualitative educations,
clean and pure water for both human and animal consumption, provision
of security to life and property, construction of both city and highway roads
and other necessary requirements.

if our government can not provide jobs to its citizens, then why are they
so eager to trample on young initiatives?  haba malam, ka gama da yan
wasan hausa, yanzu kuma ka dawo kan teloli ne?

http://www.saharareporters.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2703:
power-show-how-gov-ibrahim-shekaru-wields-power-over-life-and-death-in-the-name-of-qshariaq&catid=42
:exclusive&Itemid=160

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General Board / EKITI INEC COMMISSIONER RESIGNS
« on: April 28, 2009, 08:52:27 PM »

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General Board / Is Shekarau really involved in killing Sheik Ja'afar?
« on: April 22, 2009, 11:58:47 AM »
its as if a best friend of mine starbed me on the back the very
moment i read the posting in sahara reporters.  i initially dont
want to bring the issue up here because i am ardent supporter
of shekarau come 2011.

the facts presented in the write up directly points accusing finger
at malam shekarau.

now, for those of us warming up against 2011, this could be our
haulting place pending a credible and concrete answer exonerating
our boss.

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Islam / DAJJAL - (ANTI-CHRIST)
« on: March 03, 2009, 08:47:26 PM »


this picture was forwarded to me by a friend, circulating the
news that the prophesized dajjal has finally been born, but
as far as i am concern i have doubt in this message.

the intention of this thread is to allow our dear brothers and
sisters to islamically refresh us on the coming of dajjal, signs
and remedies when the time comes.

any other information regarding the issue of dajjal will be highly
acknowledged pls.

DB

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Kano Forum / ANPP is endorsing Governor Shekarau for 2011
« on: February 23, 2009, 05:23:52 PM »


there is a very strong indication going round within the big-wigs
of anpp over endorsing his excellency, malam ibrahim shekarau
for the presidential candidacy under the platform of anpp.

uptill this moment, there is no reaction from neither buhari nor
his campaign team over this saga, as buhari is still hoping that
he is going to be the presidential flagbearer come 2011.

anpp is making a very wise choice according to many political
gurus who are paying attention to the growth of anpp in nigeria.
many believed buhari has tried his best and shekarau is one man
that matches his footsteps.


muna bayanka shekarau.

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Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.

the story started as a rumour just like the death of late mamman ali,
hello, hello, wai da gaskene anyi rasuwa a garinnan? this is the typical
call you will receive from someone who wants to confirm the death.
none is directly asking is the shehu dead?

as God plans it, everything that has a beginning must have an end, we
are only praying for a better ending.

his royal highness, the shehu of borno is a person borno and nigeria
will always remember.  he died at the age of 85 living behind 4 wives
and 50 children. (you can calculate the grand children).

i was at the shehu's palace waiting for the corps up to past 6pm.  the
emir of kano ado bayero, the sultan of sokoto and many other traditional
rulers, governors and baba-go-slow himself in company of almost all
his ministers, members of the national assembly and diplomats all converged
in maiduguri for the burial ceremony.  lamidon adamawa could not make
it because of his poor health and age.

may Allah in His Infinite Mercies grand him eternal rest and forigive him
his sins.

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AUTOMOTIVE / HONDA vs TOYOTA
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:19:37 AM »
these two cars are the major cars you see plying our
roads, especially in the northern part of nigeria where
you see them in large number.

i want to know how this house will be divided if we are
given the choice to choose between a honda and toyota?

where is Muhsin? dont shy away, Lifan ko? ;D ;D

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General Board / Arewa, Traditional Rulers & Ulamas
« on: February 03, 2009, 09:33:52 AM »
in recent times, all attentions, blames and criticism is being
directed at our politicians especially with regards to the future
of northern nigeria.  poverty has reached a level international
discuss with high unemployment rate and high rate of petty
trading that cannot even cater for a single person talkless of
a whole family.

the intention of this thread is to discuss/argue if at all our traditional
rulers and ulamas who we all come to at the end, be it a politician,
public servant, business man or whatever for counselling are the
main actors for the retrogression we are experiencing or are we
shifting the blame to our public office holders?

na gode.

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