Friday Sermon: Groping in the Dark

By Babatunde Jose The blind and the seeing are not alike;  Nor are the depths of Darkness and the Light; Nor are the (chilly) shade and the (genial) heat of the sun; Nor are alike those that are living and those that are dead. Allah can make any that He wills to hear; but thou […]

Friday Sermon: Munafiqun: Hypocrites

By Babatunde Jose When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak, thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The […]

Friday Sermon: Chronicles of Poverty 3: The Mind Bender

By Babatunde Jose Poverty is the state of being inadequate or having a lack of. Poverty is often found synonymous with the words poor, hardship and emptiness. Fear is also a state of mind: Fear is an uncomfortable emotion that causes a person to feel threatened or believe that something or somebody will afflict them […]

Friday Sermon: Chronicles of Poverty 2: Enemies of the people

By Babatunde Jose These are men who would not bat an eye before robbing Peter; and robbing Paul too, to the bargain. They have pauperized their people and sentenced them into penury. This is the bane of underdevelopment in Africa: Enemies of the people. They sit tight in the reins of power, changing the constitution […]

Friday Sermon: Chronicles of Poverty: The Black Man’s Burden

By Babatunde Jose “Woe to the rulers! And woe to the chiefs! And woe to the trustees! Some people will wish on the Day of Resurrection that their hair was hanging from the sky and swinging between heaven and earth rather than to have done what they did.”  –  Holy Prophet Muhammad.   Africa is a […]

Friday Sermon: Quo Vadis

By Babatunde Jose   By the year 2050, world population that now stands at 7.5 billion would have risen exponentially; Nigeria would then become the 6th most populous country in the world, with Lagos being one of the largest cities in the world. The challenge? Put in bluntly apocalyptic terms, the planet must produce “more […]

Friday Sermon: Live to Leave a Legacy

By Babatunde Jose “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering,  and the time for my departure is near.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,  I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:6-7 (NIV) Only a good and upright man can utter the above Bible verses; a man […]

Friday Sermon: Buhari: The Parable of Job

By Babatunde Jose Job or prophet Ayub (PBOH) was one of the descendants of the Prophet Ibrahim and a nephew of Jacob or Prophet Ya’qub. He was sent to reform the people who lived in the desert situated in the north eastern corner of Palestine. As usual with all the Prophets very few people believed […]

Friday Sermon: Ozubulu As a Metaphor

By Babatunde Jose If people are good only because they fear punishment, And hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.’ ~Albert Einstein The undeniable power, force, and influence of religion stand out throughout history.  In historical retrospect, judging from the rapid development witnessed in Europe in the past millennia, religion was exceptionally […]

Lagos LG Election Petition Tribunal Commences Sitting Monday

The two tribunals set up to entertain petitions from the recently conducted Lagos State local government elections will commence sitting on Monday, August 7, 2017. While the first tribunal, headed by retired Justice A. Olateru-Olagbegi, will be sitting in Court 1, at the Lagos Island Division of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, the […]

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