Danger of Broadcasting News Without verifying. ~Abdoulrasheed Tapheeda

There are some writers, especially on the Internet, who spread news without verifying it, which is confusing the ummah, making them despair, such as the claim that one of the Muslim cities has fallen, or that one of their leaders has been killed, and other reports which lead to despair and weakening of morale.
(Case Study: Shiate crisis with Nigerian Army). All of that is without any proof or certainty that the news is true. Some even write at the end of their articles, “This is what I have heard but I am not sure whether the report is true”

Advice to you and me:
O’ My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, remember verifying News is part of Islam, Allah says in a Holy Quran (interpretation of the meaning): 
“O you who believe! If a Faasiq (liar/evil person) comes to you with any news, verify it, lest you should harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful for what you have done”
~Qur’an: 49:6

Usually a person hears truth and lies, especially on this so called social networks, so if he speaks of everything that he hears, he is lying by telling of things that did not happen, and lying by speaking of something other than the way it happened; and he does not have to do that deliberately (in order to be regarded as telling lies). 

Undoubtedly at times of tribulation there is a lot of propaganda and excitement, hence the role of rumours. it’s very Bad way to reach one’s objective, by saying, ‘they say…’. Saying ‘they say…’ is akin to conjecture, i.e., the worst habit of a man is to use the phrase ‘they say’ to serve his purposes, so he tells of something, merely repeating what others have said without verifying it, and thus he transmits lies.
Source: Hadith of Prophet PBUH 

History shows us the danger of rumours when they spread among the ummah. There follow some examples of that: 
1. When the Sahaabah migrated from Makkah to Ethiopia, they were safe, but then a rumour spread that the kuffaar of Quraysh in Makkah had become Muslims, so some of the Sahaabah left Ethiopia and travelled until they reached Makkah, where they found that the report was not true, and they met with persecution at the hands of Quraysh. All of that happened because of rumours. 
2. During the Battle of Uhud, when Mus’ab ibn ‘Umayr was killed, there was a rumour that it was the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) who had been killed, so the army of Islam withdrew because of a rumour, and some of them fled to Madeenah and some stopped fighting.

The Best ways of dealing with News:
1. Deliberation; The one who deliberates may meet some of his needs whilst the one who is hasty may slip.
2. Verifying The News; What is meant by verifying is making the effort to find out the truth of the matter, so as to establish whether this can be proven or not.  Verifying means making certain of the truth of the report and its circumstances. 

NOTE: “The believer reserves judgement until the matter is proven.”

May Allah guide us, protect us and forgives all our shortcomings. May the Highest level of Jannah be our Final Abode. Ameen


MD Technotronic Com. Nig. Ltd.


Article to The Editor of National NewsPaper on The Evil of Unemployment in Our Society By: Abdoulrasheed Tapheeda

To The Editor;

The National News Paper,

Topic: The Evils of Unemployment in Our Society.

Unemployment: is defined as a stage of one not having a job by Advantage Learner dictionary. Unemployment (Society); a total number of people not having a Jon in a society/Area for a given period of time.

Unemployment occurs when people are without work and actively seeking work. Unemployment affects not just the person himself but also his/her family and in the long run the society where he lives. Unemployment brings with it despair, unhappiness and anguish. It forces people to live their lives in a way they do not wish to. The life expectancy is negatively affected. Life expectancy is the ease by which people living in a time/place are able to satisfy their needs/wants.

The effect of Unemployment in a society are as follows:
=>Crime and Violence: Increase in the rate of crime. It can also lead to one joining terrorism. Observers state that almost all the terrorist, terrorising our society are unemployed youth. Suicide cases increase in the rate of suicide attempts and actual suicides as well because they were offered money or promised to take of one’s family.

=>Lose of Skills Usage: The unemployed is not able to put his/her skills to use. And in a situation where it goes on for too long the person may have to lose some of his/her skills.

=>Mental Health: Mental health problems like; Law self-confidence, feeling unworthy, depression and hopelessness. With the lost income and the frustration involved in it, the recently unemployed may develop negative attitudes toward common things in life and may feel that all sense of purpose is lost. Frequent emotions could be low self-esteem, inadequateness and feeling dejected and hopeless.

=> Health Diseases: The unemployment overall tension can increase dramatically general health issues of individuals.

=> Tension at Home: Quarrels and arguments at home front which may lead to tension and increased numbers of divorces etc.

=> Political issues: Loss of trust in administration and the government which may lead to political instability.

=> Insecurity amongst Employees: The prevailing unemployment and the plight of the unemployed people and their families may create fear and insecurity even in the currently employed people.

=>Social outing: Unemployment may bring a decrease in social outings and interactions with other people, including friends.

=>Stigma: Unemployment brings with more than just ‘no work’. It also brings with it the disgrace that the person has to bear. Nobody likes to be termed as unemployed.

=> Standard of leaving: In times of unemployment the competition for jobs and the negotiation power of the individual decreases and thus also the living standard of people with the salaries packages and income reduced.

Abdoulrasheed Tapheeda is Bonafide of Taraba State, Jalingo.
Email: atapheeda@gmail.com
Twitter: @Atapheeda
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Letter To The Principal of Lamurse Excellent Academic, Complaining of Poor Quality and Quantity of Food Served to The Boarders By: Abdoulrasheed Tapheeda

Lamurde Excellent Academic
Secondly School.
P.O.Box 1026
8th December, 2015

The Principal,
Lamurde Excellent Academic
Secondary School, Jalingo.

Complain For the Poor Quality and Quantity of Food served to Us in Hostel.
Let me begin by thanking you for your past contributions to our school development and socialising our school environment to make it conducive place to study. Sir on behalf of the students staying in the Hostel; I will like to lodge a complain over a poor quantity and quality of food served to us in the hostel. These food are very crappy/cheesy for health.

Research show that: eaten these food can cause the below Problem:
1. Diabetes: One of major contributing factors for the emerging diabetes epidemic is unhealthy diet full of junk and Bad Quality food. When you eat a healthy diet, your body gets a steady supply of glucose, which helps maintain insulin sensitivity. On the other hand, when you eat only junk food, the excessive stress exerted on your metabolism affects the ability of your body to use insulin properly. Since junk food lacks fibre content, its consumption directly results in a spike in sugar levels, these one of the main reasons for insulin resistance and development of diabetes.
2. Fatigue and Weakness: eating food that lack good quality such as junk food items for all your meals of the day over a period of time, you could be suffer from chronic fatigue. Junk food can lower your energy levels to an extent that it may become difficult for you to even perform your daily tasks that’s study.
3. Affects the brain Function: A study shows that; eating such food for some period of time (week precisely) one week is enough to trigger memory impairment. in rats. (trans fats) from these food tends to replace healthy fats in the brain and interferes with its normal signalling mechanism.
4. Kidney Disease: The reason why you can never say no to fries and chips is because they contain high amount of finely processed salt which increases salivation and secretion of enzymes that enhance your cravings for these foods. High amount of bad fats and sodium from salt disrupts the sodium-potassium balance of the body and causes hypertension. Since the kidney have to filter all the toxins from the blood, eating a lot of junk food has a direct effect on the kidney functioning. Etc

With the above problematic of these food, I would like to appeal to your sense of fairness and hope prompt action will be taken regarding these matters and come to our aids. Thanks

Yours faithfully,
Abdoulrasheed Tapheeda
Reg. No. 35070052.

How To Overcome Your Enemy Called Fear By: Barr. Precious Osikha.

Does the thought of talking in front of people make you squirm? I want you to know that you are not alone in this. Many people in the world suffer from this and i am going to help you out. Overcoming fear or timidity is not done overnight. It takes patience and courage. You need to understand the root of your fear. You need to know the exact thing that makes you squirm. Is it standing in front of people to sing or dance? Is it making a presentation or even sharing your opinions in front of peers?

That moment you find out, the next thing to do is accept your fears. Do not be confused here. All you need to do is accept the fact that you have fears and then gradually open up by pointing out those things you are afraid of.  The moment you do this, begin to conquer them. Set a limit for yourself over each fears. Build your confidence by telling yourself that others are not different from you. We are humans and we learn everyday. Talk to your close ones about this and follow each step they give you.  Begin to practice how to face people by talking often to the few people around you. Always visualise success and never compare yourself with others.  Identify your social values and strenghts by meeting people who share your passion and ideas. Try not to impress anyone and always learn to start up a conversation. Set goals for yourself and record your success. Always look approachable and make use of body language. Always shun that mind that says you can not do it. The best thing is to always tell yourself that you are the best no matter what anyone says to you. Look for the weaknesses of others and make it your advantage. Above all, prayer is the key to conquering your fears.

In my next article, i will teach you how to overcome stage fright for various social performance.

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Life is a myth, its reality exist in understanding our limitation as humans and therefore seek for the eternal values that defines our true existence. Whenever a soul departs our plain, it is a reminder that we are just strangers on earth. Most often than not, what we do is to cry for the dead rather than cry for ourselves. The dead is gone the next will be you and I. Death is an inevitable end, it is an important event that must occur in our lives. Rather fear death, we should embrace it, because it is part of our humanity. It is a path we all must toe, it is the way of all men.

What we must do in this circumstance is to avail ourselves the opportunity of the lives that we live today to fulfil our purpose for being here. A deep introspective reflection on life and existence. Most often than not, people reduce their essence of being here to cheap or primitive acquisition and shameful struggle for acceptance, recognition and power. People end up valuing their lives by volume of material acquisition. They kill, loot, lie, manipulate, fornicate, join cult organizations, backstab friends, destroy their nation and do all manner of evils alike, in other to acquire material things or to get to power. Man keep seeking to satisfy his emptiness with material acquisition, occasioned by his lack of understanding of his purpose on earth.

Let us use the opportunity of this incident of stamped in Saudi Arabia to reflect on our lives. Let us remember that death is for the living, it is a call we must all answer one day and nobody knows when that day will be. Let us remember the vanity of life and learn to do good to all men; irrespective of tribe, colour, ethnicity and religion. We must learn to love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our might. And we must love our neighbours as ourselves. Remembering always that the way treat the next human being next to us is the way we treat God.

May the souls of the depart rest in peace and Allah give sabeer to their family. Amen!

President Buhari Is Busy, NO Distraction Please! –

Whatever happens in Nigeria, my first thoughts are usually with the ordinary Nigerian who had suffered untold hardship, injustice and humiliation in a nation where they were relegated to the background by those they trusted with leadership. The people, the real owners of Nigeria have had the budgetary allocation made for their upkeep, stolen and squandered by those they elected to protect their interests.

The people continued to wish for an independent Judiciary that would usher in equality in our nation. But the executive was bent on comprising and owning the legal system in Nigeria. The voice of the people was muffled as they were too poor to purchase justice. Consequently, only the rich and the powerful could speak. They spoke with their stolen loot. They acted with impunity. Everyone of them was above the law. Their cronies too, laughed in the face of the law. They defied court orders. The judiciary was at their mercy. Judges were at their beck and call. At their disposal was the people’s common wealth with which they bought or pervert the course of justice.

Now we know for sure, with the recent development that Dr. Bukola Saraki is still living in the past, with a hangover from our days of impunity when the executive openly meddled. The days when he was wanted by the Police in Abuja and he reported at Lagos instead, sending a lorry load of misinformed hungry Women from his native Ilorin to the Police Station in Abuja to protest his summons to answer some questions from the police. And then, the headlines tumbled out, “BUKOLA SARAKI CLEARED BY THE COURT….” How? We may never know how much changed hands. But that was the pattern. Under President Jonathan it was easier to shop for a corrupt judge than to shop for Johnson Baby Gel!

Dr. Bukola Saraki’s alleged sins have been unearthed by one of the institutions set up to fight corruption in our nation, the Code of Conduct Bureau CCB. So where have they been all along? The answer is clear. The CCB has been buried under the rubbles of impunity and high-handedness of subsequent PDP administrations, particularly under ex President Jonathan. With their new found liberty, the CCB, EFCC and the ICPC have sprung into action. They have correctly read the body language of President Buhari that he will not interfere with their constitutional duties to rid Nigeria of corruption. President Buhari has no reason to interfere in the work of these bodies, after all, he is leading Nigerians in a total war against corruption. Nigerians are applauding him for this. Africa is emulating his exemplary leadership. The international community is courting us because of the rightly perceived purposeful leadership of President Buhari.

There’s is so much one man can take without cracking up. But the insinuation by the embattled Dr. Bukola Saraki that his recent travails leading up to his trial for alleged false declaration of assets, was a witch hunt and an attempt to use state institutions to fight political opponents, is very unfortunate. Nigerians were not aware that Senator Saraki was a political opponent of President Buhari as both of them belong to the same political divide. Watchers will therefore be right if they assume that he was not referring to President Buhari. It would be clearer to Nigerians if Dr. Saraki would name those who are witch hunting him. It’s also instructive for him to note that if there was nothing to hunt, there will be no witch hunting. A man who brings home an ant infested firewood must get used to the sight of lizards in his compound.

Dr. Saraki alone knows whether the allegations of false declaration of Assets levied against him are spurious or not. The appropriate response to the allegations against him should have been either to apologise to the nation and resign if they were true, or address the nation, assuring us that he was innocent and would submit himself to the tribunal to clear his name. Either way, he needs to put our nation first by stepping aside so as to not hinder the work of the Senate. But he prefers to play the blame game. Fortunately, Nigerians are maturing from the days of PDP when they took sides with those who blatantly disregard the laws of our land. They are calling on him to respect our constitutional institutions by humbly submitting himself to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT and answer to the allegations against him. Nigerians now think that he has too much on his plate to function properly as a Senate President in the new Nigeria we are forging ahead with. With his wife facing criminal charges and his Business partner on the run from the law, he should do the honourable thing, as Salisu Buhari did, many years ago.

Nigerians are nor going to see him heed this free counsel for one reason. Although Nigerians are united in their call for him to submit himself to the law, he has found an ally in the National Association of Nigerian Students. This is not surprising at all as the leadership of the student body, over the last few years, has been known to use their position for selfish gains. Let it be known that ordinary Nigerian Students support the Nigerian war on corruption. They were part of the mobilisation force that swept ex President Jonathan out of office and ushered in President Buhari, a leader they believe would serve them better. They have high hopes for their future now and will not go to war for lawlessness.

Again, but not too surprising, the embattled Senator has the support of the PDP. The PDP openly making spurious allegations against the person of President Buhari in a case that has no connection to the Presidency, is a clear evidence that the gang of the elitist PDP in APC, are still very much in touch with home, PDP, and can never represent the interest of the ordinary people of Nigeria. The progressively annoying lonely speaker of the PDP, Mr. Oliseh Metuh, of course has accused President Buhari of meddlesomeness in a case where a Nigerian was investigated by a lawful agency and charged appropriately.

But Mr Metuh is used to working under a government that has “Meddlesomeness” as its middle name. Under the government of former President  Jonathan, there was no line of demarcation between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. The executive arm of the government of the federal republic of Nigeria, essentially swallowed and controlled the legislature and the Judiciary.

Again Nigerians are not surprised that PDP would jump into such conclusions with no evidence for backup! After all, the PDP government under Jonathan was run under assumptions, gossips, innuendos and outright lies. Any wonder policy statements were made based on these? Today, it has emerged that former President Jonathan had no idea what really went on under his watch. He was conned, fed with lies continually and misled to act on assumptions and gossips. So he presided over the worse institutional decay Nigeria has ever witnessed. Corruption became the norm. The middle class was wiped out. Poverty became a common denominator in Africa’s “largest economy”. The nation became sharply divided between the highest spenders at Heathrow’s duty free shops and some of the poorest in the world. The problem was corruption.

When it comes to corruption and the war against it, no one can point a soiled finger at President Buhari. From traditional rulers to Mornarchs, from Labour Party to PDP, from clergymen to Imams, from the market traders to  university dons, everyone agrees that the fight President Buhari is waging against corruption, is long overdue. Everyone but those who thrived in, nurtured and benefited from corruption, support the war against the singular evil that has perpetually kept the ordinary Nigerian below the poverty line.

For whatever it’s worth, President Buhari is doing the very best he can to bring corruption to a manageable level. Roping him in, in a case that has nothing to do with him, is the old PDP style of not calling a spade by its name.  Nigerians are pleased that they now have a leader who is incorruptible and is also, willing and have the capacity to fight corruption. Dr. Saraki and PDP must leave the President alone to concentrate on the grave task of rebuilding the dilapidated nation he inherited from PDP. President Buhari does not need this distraction and thankfully, he cannot be distracted.


Tribute To My Sister Aishat Aliyu Umar On Her Birthday.

Not everyone in the world has a sister. Among those that do, not too many can say they have a really great sister. But I can. Her name is Aisha Aliyu Umar

The Lord gave her to me on 16 July, 1992; when I was just about three and half years old. I wish I could say that I appreciated His gift from the very beginning, but I guess it took me some time to figure the whole sister thing out. There’s a story told in my family which alleges that when Aisha was only a baby, I poked her with a pencil because I was annoyed that she wouldn’t talk to me. All I can say is that I have no recollection of such an incident. But can’t forget the plement of “Karatun Allo” at their resident, that’s were I know her more! my apology to Talatu (Second name unknown).

But even without any pencil-poking, I do know that Aisha has always been a better sister than I deserved. Fortunately for me, she extended grace and kept me on as a family member long enough for me to start getting my act together and become the big brother I should be. Her immerse contribution to my study is meritorious indeed. Only God can payy her for I have nothing much to pay her with. #JazakallahuKhairaan

Over the last several years, the Lord has brought us closer together than we’ve ever been before. I can honestly say that Aisha is my best friend. She’s second only to Halima’s Square (Sokoto &Julde), these three creature gift were the best thing that have ever happened to me. I Thanks thee lord for the blessing!

On my speed-dial list and has always been ready to share my greatest joys and deepest pain. Two words come to mind when I think of my sister Aishat’s character—Simplicity, tender, caring and compassionate.

I’ve found that few people I know are capable of entering into another’s world to listen, comfort, and feel what the other person is feeling quite as readily as Aisha can. In her genuine concern for others, I see reflections of our Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid (RA). (The wife of prophet muhammad) Compassion and yakeen!

If you were to compare her to Sokoto and Julde (Halima), Aisha would definitely take the role of the one who understands the importance of sitting at our Lord’s feet. She has always seemed to be keenly aware of her dependence on her thee lord. I never wish to have her as partner. But I once wish to get somebody like her. probably better than her. Ameen!

Today is a special day; it’s my little sister’s birthday. Not everyone has a sister like Aisha, but I’m so thankful that I do. My prayer for her on this special day is; May God’s awesome blessings Be upon you this day And for the future years ahead, May His blessings never fade In every area of your life, May God abound much more, So you may be a fruitful vine With the abundance of the Lord. Ameen Thumma Ameen!

Happy Birthday Sister Aishat Aliyu Umar
Long Live and Prosperity!