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By Halima Sheji and Salisu Sani-ldris

The World Hijab Day is held on every Feb. 1 to promote religious tolerance, solidarity with Muslim women worldwide, emphasise the religious values of the use of hijab and correct misconceptions about the veil, among others.

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MY happiness knew no bounds when I received the joyous news that the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) has instituted an Annual Lecture Series in honour of Chief Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Iwuanyanwu CFR in recognition if his legendary contributions to engineering services in the South-East region and Nigeria in general.

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Kano State Governor, Dr Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, who is committed to serving his state, has proven to be the best administrator in just 18months out of the four-year tenure that the Constitution allows for his administration in the state. His achievements are numerous and people friendly in spite of the current economic recession in the country.

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“…….and if He(Allah) intends good for thee, there is none who can repel His grace…….”(Q. 10 : 108)

The history of the establishment of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Nigeria in 1916 (formally), for there are some evidences of its having been heard of in the country as early as between 1913 and 1914), was more of circumstantial (borne out of the condition of the Muslims at the time) rather than as a result of yearning for true religion (Islam) by most of the pioneering converts.