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Shura and democracy in Islam

There is no doubt that Shura is the Islamic way of making decisions. Shura is basically a decision making process, a consultative decision making in Islam. But in a society where democracy has become the norm, not only in choosing leaders by in deciding issues that affect the lives of others. How is the Shura process entrenched in the lives of Muslims in Nigeria?

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I will eliminate discrimination against women, if elected, says Buhari

Retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, says discrimination against women in all sectors will be dealt with, if he is elected in the March 28 election. Buhari spoke at a Town Hall meeting with Nigerian women on Thursday in Lagos. He said that his administration would be committed to ensuring that gender was mainstreamed in key areas such as the economy, education, health, security, governance, power, agriculture and other areas of national development.

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Rivers CP replies Amaechi: Don’t reduce security to comic entertainment

PORT HARCOURT—RIVERS State Police Commissioner, Mr. Dan Bature, has advised the state government not to reduce security issues in the state to comical entertainment. The state police boss who spoke, yesterday, in reaction to allegations of bias levelled against him by Governor Rotimi Amaechi, wondered how cult related killings in the state suddenly became attack on members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.

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Arrest Buhari, associates over illegal radio station—PDP

ABUJA—PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organization, PDPPCO, yesterday, demanded the arrest of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and his top associates over the existence of an illegal radio station called Radio Chanji. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Director, Media and Publicity of PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, cited Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State; former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and former Nigeria Ambassador to Spain, Ambassador Yusuf Mamman, as among the top associates to be questioned.

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Teenage girl docked for N5m jewelry theft

A teenager, Mary Ogah, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing gold jewelry valued at N5 million. This came as the police also charged a 27-year-old man, Okechukwu Okafor, before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing from one Mr. Ugochukwu Ojukwu three printing machines, four registered vehicles, 42 pieces of bicycles, one refrigerator and one motor cycle, with a total valued of N4.1 million.

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DSS nabs 6 kidnappers, impersonator in Edo

BENIN—Men of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Edo State have nabbed six men said to be involved in the kidnap of a former local government chairman in the state, Mr. Anselm Adima. The suspects were also said to be involved in the kidnap of a woman, who was raped in the presence of her daughter, with the pictures of the act taken.

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Pregnant fake police officer remanded over alleged theft of N4.5m vehicle

ABEOKUTA— An Abeokuta Chief Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Isabo has remanded a 35-year-old pregnant fake police officer, Iyabo Ojulari-Abideen, in prison custody over alleged theft of Honda Accord valued at N4.5 million. The police prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the accused committed the offences on October 20, 2014, at Opic Roundabout, Oke-Ilewo, in Abeokuta.

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Rector of Katsina-Ala College of Education kidnapped

MAKURDI—Unknown persons kidnapped the Rector of the College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State, Mr. Hans Senwua, yesterday, sparking angry protest by students of the institution, who torched the personal residence of Governor Gabriel Suswam in the town. Vanguard learned from a reliable source that the Rector was forcibly taken away from his residence at about 9pm, while he was relaxing with his family in Katsina-Ala.

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Is your organization’s strategic planning a waste of time and resources? (3)

This week’s insight will be the part three of the series. By now, the part one and two of this insight will definitely guide every CEO or business leader in answering the above question. But the truth of the matter is that most of organizations strategic plans are being hit by SPOTS Syndrome (Strategic Plans On Top Shelf). SPOTS Syndrome is big evidence that an organization’s strategic plan has been a waste of time and resources. Whenever a strategic plan is not agreed upon, acted upon and implemented, it is a mere waste of time and resources.

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Avoiding small-business financing mistakes

When taking on financing as a small business, the correct course of action always hinges on answering this question: what am I trying to accomplish? The thing is, financing decisions don’t exist in a vacuum. Small businesses often miss the vital details when assessing whether to borrow or not, such as the full financing cost, the drain on their time, the opportunity costs and baked-in fees.

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Analyze your start-up before take-off

Building a startup is like falling in love. You find the “perfect one”, lose all sense of reason, judgment flies out the door. You’re head over heels, and you’re likely to make mistakes. The problem with the startup culture is this irrational blindness, which leaves a trail of wrecked startups. Everyone knows that building a startup is tough, but many entrepreneurs are not analyzing their own startups with enough objectivity. If you don’t want to waste your money on a failed startup idea, then there are some pertinent issues to consider.

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Oshiomhole urges police to probe death of hotel staff

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has called on the state Commissioner of Police to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Mr. Chibuike Edeh, staff of a 5-star hotel in the state, who was accused of theft and kept in their custody. Meanwhile, the Police in Benin have absolved themselves of blame in the death of the deceased, as the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Joseph Edoigiawerie, described the allegation as false and a calculated attempt to cast aspersion on the image and the professional manner the Police handled the issue.

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