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NEWS UPDATE: Fake, biased news causing disunity in Nigeria – Pantami

NEWS UPDATE: Fake, biased news causing disunity in Nigeria – Pantami

The Government minister of Communications and Digital Economic system, Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has said that faux and biased intelligence are the major causes of disunity in the country.

Pantami urged Nigerians, especially media practitioners to eschew the spread of faux intelligence.

He made these declarations at the 3rd Anniversary of Muslim Intelligence Nigeria held in Lagos at the weekend.

Nowadays at the case included Alhaji Femi Abbas, Barrister Ibrahim Yakubu Umar, Dr. Saliu Oyelami, former Lagos Province Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdul Lateef AbdulHakeem; Amirah of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria, Hajiah Rafiah Sanni and former Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Lagos Chapter, Dr Qasim Akinreti.

Others are MD/CEO of Finish Sports, Alhaji Mumuni Alao; Alhaji Tajudeen Uzamat and Chairman, Muslim Lawyers Organization of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, Barr. Ajibola Kaka.

Pantami, piece speaking, called on all Nigerians, irrespective of religion or tribe to ever speak the truth and promote goodness.

The Government minister also chaired the case said that Islam denounces faux intelligence.

He added that there is no location in the Qur’an and Hadith that encourages spread of falsehood.

“Simulated and biased intelligence is one of the issues causing disunity in our country.

“Irrespective of our religion or tribe, we must seek to promote goodness, speak the truth, do what is right and encourage others to do what is right. In all the verses of the Qur’an, there is no location Allah agreed with faux intelligence.

“For representative, whether you seem at Suratul Hujuraat, Q.49; verse 6, Allah draws our attending to the demand for investigating.

“The Qur’an says, Oh you who believe, whether an evil individual comes to you with whatever intelligence, investigate so that you will not harm people out of ignorance and thereafter you regret your activeness.

“This verse is the foundation of the scrap against faux intelligence. As Muslims, fifty-fifty whether someone attacks us with faux intelligence, we must not respond to him with same. Rather we should be objective and fair to him.

“For our friends who are in the media, they should ever abide by this regulation of investigating. This goes beyond the ethics of journalism. It is section of the ethics of Islam as a religion. Whether we can comply with this, we will create Nigeria a superior location for all.

“Furthermore, whether you seem at Suratu-n-Nuur, Q. 24, Allah espoused to us the dangers of faux intelligence, especially what was attributed mischievously to the female parent of the believers, Aisha (May Allah be delighted with her). When Abdullah Ibn Ubay Ibn Saluul, the leader of the hypocrites spread faux intelligence against Aisha, saying that she committed an illegal sexual human relationship with Safwaan, our love Prophet directed Aisha to go dorsum to her begetter’s house and hold back until Allah reveals a message in relation to her state of affairs.”


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