Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings reveals why he ‘gambled with his life’

Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings reveals why he ‘gambled with his life’

Abubakar Abdullahi, the Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people, mostly Christians, inside a mosque during the recent Plateau attack, says six of his children are adherents of the Christian faith.Unknown gunmen, suspected to be herders, had attacked villages across three local government areas of the state, killing at least 100 persons.Abdullahi was said to have rendered assistance to the [...]

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    How Muslim cleric ‘hid Christians inside a mosque’ during Plateau attack

How Muslim cleric ‘hid Christians inside a mosque’ during Plateau attack

An imam in Plateau state reportedly hid over 200 people, including Christians, inside a mosque during the recent attack in the state.According to BBC Pidgin, the religious leader, whose identity was not disclosed, saw people fleeing Birkin Ladi local government area where part of the killings took place.He was said to have rendered them assistance by offering a mosque in [...]

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    UPDATED: 18 killed in multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri

UPDATED: 18 killed in multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri

The police in Borno have said 18 persons were killed in multiple suicide bomb attacks at Muna Gari community in Konduga local government area of Maiduguri.TheCable had earlier learnt that the attacks, two of which took place at a mosque, left 23 people injured.Four suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive devices (IED) in the community on Wednesday evening.Bello Danbatta, the spokesperson of the [...]

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    One killed, ten injured as man runs van into London mosque

One killed, ten injured as man runs van into London mosque

A 48-year-old man in the early hours of Monday ran a van into worshippers in a mosque in Finsbury, London, killing one and leaving 10 others injured.The driver was alleged to have screamed, "I'm going to kill all Muslims," before plunging the white van  into pedestrians as the area was busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers in Seven Sisters Road at [...]

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    EXTRA: Abu Dhabi mosque named ‘Mary, mother of Jesus’

EXTRA: Abu Dhabi mosque named ‘Mary, mother of Jesus’

The Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in Abu Dhabi, UAE, was on Wednesday renamed ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’.Mariam Umm Eisa is an Arabic name for Mary, the mother of Jesus.The renaming of the mosque was ordered by Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi crown prince, "to consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions", Gulf [...]

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    Muslim group: Fayose wants Nigeria to burn… we are ready

Muslim group: Fayose wants Nigeria to burn… we are ready

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, of plotting to set the country ablaze.In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, director of the group, MURIC said its members had sighted "the governor’s bulldozers" around some mosques in the state.The group had earlier raised the alarm that Fayose was plotting to demolish some mosque. Back then, it threatened [...]

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    2 Shi’ia members ‘slaughtered’ in Kaduna, 9 in Katsina during Ashura procession

2 Shi’ia members ‘slaughtered’ in Kaduna, 9 in Katsina during Ashura procession

Two people were slaughtered in kaduna state while another nine were killed in Katsina as security agencies prevented Shi'ites from performing the Ashura festival, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has said.According to the commission, security agencies are hellbent on preventing members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) from taking part in annual processions.The processions mark the martyrdom of a grandson of [...]

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    10 ways to get the best out of Ramadan fasting

10 ways to get the best out of Ramadan fasting

Ramadan is around the corner again. This is the month during which Muslims shun food from dawn to sunset in accordance with the dictate of Allah in the Quran Chapter 2 Verse 183: “Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may attain piety”. Apart from abstinence from food during the day, Muslims are [...]

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    Jonathan: One of the saddest days ‘of my life’

Jonathan: One of the saddest days ‘of my life’

President Goodluck Jonathan has paid a condolence visit to Vice-President Namadi Sambo over the death of his brother, Capt Yusuf Sambo, describing the tragedy as "one of the saddest days of my life".The younger Sambo, an experienced pilot, died in a car accident on Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja, early Sunday when his car collided with a tree and burst into [...]

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