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The league of Imams and Alfas in Ekiti state have denied reports that it ordered Ekiti residents who are muslims not to accept the state Governor, Ayo Fayose’s Sallah ram and rice gifts

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In a statement released today by the General secretary of the league, Alhaji Abdulrazak Adenipekun.

Our attention has been drawn to media reports credited to a certain Alhaji Quadri Oguntuase, who claimed to have spoken as the Assistant Secretary General of the League of Imam and Alfas in Ekiti State.

First and foremost, we wish to state that position of Assistant Secretary General does not exist in the League of Imam and Alfas in Ekiti State. Therefore, the said Alhaji Quadri Oguntuase is an impersonator, who assumed a non-existing position in the League of Imams and Alfas, ostensibly to carry out the sinister plot of his sponsors to cause disaffection among Muslims in Ekiti State on one hand, and between the State Government and Muslim faithful.

Secondly, the President of the League of Imams and Alfas in Ekiti State, Alhaji Jamiu Kewulere Bello is presently on Holy Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and he did not authorize any meeting of the League of Imams and Alfas.
Thirdly, the General Secretary of the League of Imams and Alfas in Ekiti is Alhaji Abdulrazak Adenipekun, and it is the duty of the Secretary General to issue notice of meetings as directed by the president.
In this instance case, no notice of meeting was issued by the General Secretary and no directive was given by the President for any meeting to be held.

Therefore, we wish to dissociate the League of Imams and Alfas in Ekiti State from the purported press statement credited to Alhaji Quadri Oguntuase, one Fatai Jimoh who claimed to have represented Ansar-u-deen Missioner and Imam Abdul Rasak.
While we do not want to get involved in politics as a religious organisation, we must however state that the State Governor, Dr Peter Ayodele Fayose has demonstrated the highest level of respect for Muslim faithful in the State. That can be seen from how he, for the first time in the history made a Muslim one of the three senators representing Ekiti State. Also, one of the two House of Assembly members representing Ado Local Government is a Muslim.
It is the height of political mischief for anyone or group of people masquerading as League of Imams and Alfas in Ekiti to want to use our revered religious (non-political) organization to promote their own personal political agenda.
We are non-political and it amounts to ridiculing the name of the Almighty Allah and our great Prophet Mohammed for anyone or group to drag the Islamic Religion into politics. 
We therefore wish to warn those behind the mischief to stop or risk the wrath of the Almighty Allah (SWT).

On the purported call on Muslims in Ekiti State not to receive Sallah Gifts from Governor Fayose, we wish to state that Muslims in the State are not only expecting Sallah Gifts from the governor, we will gladly accept the gifts.
We must also state that Governor Fayose has never discriminated against Muslims in the State. During his first tenure, he appointed the Muslim Permanent Secretary in Ekiti State, in person of Alhaji Yakubu Sanni.
During his present tenure, apart from having a Muslim Senator for the first time, the governor’s Special Adviser on Political Matters is a Muslim, so also the Chairman of Ado Ekiti local Government.
Also, the governor appointed a Muslim woman as Principal Confidential Secretary to the governor for the first time in the history of the State. As at today, not less than 30 Muslims, including Hausa and Ebira have been appointed by the governor and we are hopeful that he will appoint more Muslims into his government.
We are therefore solidly behind the governor and in the overall interest of Ekiti State, we will continue to pray for the success of his administration.
Alhaji Abdulrazak Adenipekun

General Secretary

*Oh Lord this can’t be usssssss. Peace be with you all. Amen

 

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Juliana Olayode reveals how Funke Akindele emptied her bank account to save her mother from Fibroid

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Nollywood actress, Juliana Olayode has recounted how her senior colleague and boss, Funke Akindele emptied her bank account to save her mother’s life.

In the wake of claims that Funke Akindele doesn’t treat her staff right, Juliana debunked it as she made it known that Funke is the reason her mother is still alive after battling Fibroid.

In a lengthy post on his Instagram page, Juliana showered encomium on Funke as she recalled how the movie star emptied her account to make sure her mother was taken to a private hospital and treated immediately. She noted how the movie star does a lot of good for people, yet doesn’t post it for publicity.

Juliana added that Funke has worked hard to be where she is today and God backed her up. Raining prayers for her and her children, she wrote,

“Mamaaaaaaaaaaaaa @funkejenifaakindele
Olufunke Omo Akindele, the one who the Lord delights in.
The apple of God’s eyes, the one who has found favor in the sight of God, the one whom God has clothed with so much grace and glory, the one whom God has enthroned!!!! The one whose path is like a shining light, the one whose light can not be dimmed!

Olufunke Omo Akindele, the one who has gone through fire and came out without smelling like smoke, is a strong woman, a resilient woman, an Amazon, a phenomenal woman, a pacesetter, a record breaker, and a good woman.

My mum would have died of fibroid years ago, had you not emptied your account to make sure that she was taken to a private hospital and treated immediately.

You do a lot of good but you don’t post about it, you don’t do it for publicity, a lot of people are on your payroll, and you have done so much that an Instagram caption would not be enough to talk about it.

You have worked so hard to be where you are and God backed you up. You will never fall and you will never fail, the mighty hand of God will continue to carry you for the rest of your life.
You, your children, and everything that concerns you is covered by God!!!!

I LOVE YOU MAMA”.

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J Cole apologises to Kendrick Lamar over diss track

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J Cole, the US rapper, has apologised for recording a diss track aimed at Kendrick Lamar, his colleague.

Last year, Cole, on the song ‘First Person Shooter’, had suggested that he, Drake and Lamar were the current “big three” names in hip-hop.

Lamar, however, disagreed with Cole. In his verse on the song ‘Like That’, he said there was “no big three — it’s just big me”.

He went on to call Cole’s best verses insubstantial — “a light pack” — and claimed he was the “Prince to Drake’s Michael Jackson”.

In response to Lamar, Cole released a song titled ‘7 Minute Drill’ wherein he said Lamar has “fallen off like The Simpsons”.

In the track, he also described ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’, Lamar’s latest album, as “tragic”.

Speaking on Sunday at the Dreamville Festival in North Carolina, Cole apologised for his “lame” and “goofy” response.

He said he had gotten “a thousand missed calls” and felt pressured to write a comeback.

Cole said since releasing the song, he has “felt terrible”, nearly had a relapse, and could “no longer sleep well at night”.

He praised Lamar, calling him “one of the greatest”, and hoped he was not offended by the track.

Cole would later promise that ‘7 Minute Drill’ will be “removed” from all streaming services.
“I’m so proud of my latest project, ‘Might Delete Later,’ except for one part. One part of that made me feel like it is the lamest sh*t I ever did in my life,” he said.

“They said it is war time and wanted to see blood. I was conflicted because I know my heart and how I feel about these two nig**s that I’ve been blessed to even stand beside in this game.

“In trying to get this music out, I moved in a way that made me feel spiritually bad. That sht doesn’t sit right with my spirit. That sht disrupts my peace.

“How many people think Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest to ever to pick up a microphone? You all love Kendrick Lamar, correct? As do I.

“I want to publicly say that was the lamest and goofiest sh*t I’ve ever done. I pray that Lamar didn’t feel any kind of way. And if he did, I got my chin out. Take your best shot, I’ll take that on the chin.”

The trio have dominated the rap genre since the 2010s, with Lamar winning 17 Grammys, Drake five, and Cole two.

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UBA introduces first of its kind scan to resolve complaint portal

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Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has unveiled a Quick Response solution code, qrdispute.ubagroup.com:8088 called the ‘Scan to Resolve Complaint’ Portal with code  aimed at enhancing satisfaction and swiftly addressing customers’ disputes.

The first of its kind innovative platform marks another significant step by the bank to revolutionise customer service and streamline complaint resolution processes.

The ‘Scan to Resolve complaint’ portal is a QR-code-based qrdispute.ubagroup.com:8088,-portal conceptualised by the bank to proffer timely solution to customers’-challenges, without them having to visit the bank or branch.

With the portal, a variety of concerns including challenges around failed transactions will be quickly resolved from the comfort of their homes and business places.

UBA’s Head, Digital Banking, Olukayode Olubiyi, who spoke on the workings and benefits of the ‘Scan and Resolve Complaint’ portal explained that with the platform, difficulties with transactions on web, Point of sale machines (PoS) and Automated Teller Machines will immediately get responses and be treated within 72 hours.

“Our customers are at the heart of our business, that’s why we keep going the extra mile to constantly innovate in a bid to satisfy them. As the name implies, Scan and Resolve Complaint, is a solution driven portal which attends to complaints and issues of customers fast and promptly,” he explained.

He also disclosed that the portal is loaded with many benefits including ease of transactions, adding that “henceforth, customers are only required to scan and log in complaints while each complaint would be integrated into the portal register to make resolution seamless which also reduces customer hassles.”

According to Olubiyi, when these complaints are made, there will be an Instant verification process and notifications will be sent to customers while resolution will commence immediately with the overall aim to satisfy customer.

UBA’s Group Head, Customer Experience, Michelle Nwoga said the bank is always on the look-out to provide exceptional services to customers, and has over time developed various strategies to ensure that its service delivery is continuously upgraded to remain the bank of choice.

“UBA aims to provide the best value possible for its customers through a more interactive, user-friendly interface that will make countless opportunities available for the customers from the comfort of their homes,” she stated.

United Bank for Africa is one of the largest employers in the financial sector on the African continent, with 25,000 employees group wide and serving over 35 million customers globally.  Operating in 20 African countries and in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France and the United Arab Emirates, UBA provides retail, commercial and institutional banking services, leading financial inclusion and implementing cutting edge technology

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