Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "MURIC"

    ‘This is Nigeria’: Another Muslim group tackles MURIC, says even Christians are not provoked

‘This is Nigeria’: Another Muslim group tackles MURIC, says even Christians are not provoked

Shortly after the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) asked Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana to withdraw his ‘This is Nigeria' video, a group known as Muslim Against Terror has defended the artiste.The group says MURIC does not have an understanding of veil usage.In the video, girls wearing hijab are seen dancing 'shaku shaku', hence the controversy.While addressing the reactions that trailed the video, [...]

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    Muslim group gives Falz 7-day ultimatum to withdraw ‘This is Nigeria’ video

Muslim group gives Falz 7-day ultimatum to withdraw ‘This is Nigeria’ video

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana to withdraw his 'This is Nigeria' video and apologise to Nigerians, or face legal action. In the recently released video, some girls dressed in hijab were seen dancing the "shaku shaku" dance.Responding to criticisms that trailed the video, Falz explained that the girls were a representation of the abducted Chibok girls [...]

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    Muslim group warns: If Christians swallow Trump’s bait, Nigeria will become another Iraq

Muslim group warns: If Christians swallow Trump’s bait, Nigeria will become another Iraq

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has criticised US President Donald Trump's comments on the killing of Christians in Nigeria.During a joint press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Trump said the US will not accept the attacks on Christian communities in Nigeria.Reacting to the US president's position, MURIC urged Nigerian Christians to "not allow themselves to be deceived by [...]

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    ‘Atiku once said northerners are lazy’ — Muslim group defends Buhari

‘Atiku once said northerners are lazy’ — Muslim group defends Buhari

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the controversial comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari regarding some Nigerian youth as "apt, precise and succinct".Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, the president said some Nigerian youth have not been to school but are waiting on oil money.The statement generated the hashtag #LazyNigerianYouth on social media, and sparked [...]

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    Muslim group demands withdrawal of N100 notes printed under Jonathan

Muslim group demands withdrawal of N100 notes printed under Jonathan

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked the federal government to withdraw from circulation, the N100 notes printed during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, its director, the group alleged that the N100 notes of Jonathan government were inferior and had no Arabic Ajami inscriptions.Akintola claimed that the removal of the inscription was a [...]

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    Muslim group: Does Secondus expect Nigerians to swallow that dry apology?

Muslim group: Does Secondus expect Nigerians to swallow that dry apology?

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should “remain in quarantine” for the “humongous amounts of money stolen by the party” during its 16-year rule.Ishaq Akintola, MURIC director, said this on Thursday while reacting to the recent apology offered to Nigerians by Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman.In a statement issued after a meeting of the group’s central [...]

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    Muslim group salutes courage of Dapchi Christian girl, asks FG to secure her release

Muslim group salutes courage of Dapchi Christian girl, asks FG to secure her release

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked the federal government to return to the negotiation table in order to secure the release of the only Christian among the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.On Wednesday, 104 of the girls were returned to Dapchi by some Boko Haram members.While five of the girls were said to have died in captivity, Liya Sharibu, the only [...]

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    Muslim group enraged as reps panel adjourns hearing on hijab controversy

Muslim group enraged as reps panel adjourns hearing on hijab controversy

A house of representatives joint committee on justice and judiciary on Wednesday adjourned its planned public hearing on the hijab controversy.But the adjournment, which followed a court order restraining the house from holding the hearing, did not go down well with the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).There had been a controversy between the Nigerian Law School and Amasa Firdaus, a law [...]

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    MURIC to northern govs: Curb Almajiri if you want Boko Haram to become history

MURIC to northern govs: Curb Almajiri if you want Boko Haram to become history

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked northern governors to put checks on the Almajiri system if they want Boko Haram insurgency and "gangsterism" to become history in the region.In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, director of the group, MURIC described the system as "escapist, retrogressive, counter-productive and inhuman".Akintola estimated the number of Almajiri chidren to be over 10 million, [...]

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    Muslim group: S’Africa expelled ‘corrupt’ Zuma, Nigeria must retain ‘incorruptible’ Buhari

Muslim group: S’Africa expelled ‘corrupt’ Zuma, Nigeria must retain ‘incorruptible’ Buhari

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says “incorruptibility” is President Muhammadu Buhari's “major selling point”.According to the Muslim body, all allegations of “nepotism, religious bias and incompetence” levelled against the president are “tales from moonlight concocted by corrupt elements who want to bring back corruption”.The group said if it is true that South Africa expelled its corrupt president (in reference to Jacob Zuma), Nigeria [...]

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    Muslim group: Heads will roll if anything happens to Magu

Muslim group: Heads will roll if anything happens to Magu

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reacted to the attack on the farmhouse of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).A police sergeant was killed after some gunmen broke into the farm in Abuja, on Tuesday.In a statement signed by Ishaq Akintola, director, MURIC, the group said “heads must roll if anything happens Magu".“Unknown gunmen have [...]

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    Muslim group: Military operations shouldn’t stop until criminals find something productive to do

Muslim group: Military operations shouldn’t stop until criminals find something productive to do

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised the Nigerian army to sustain its operations until "criminals find something more productive to do"In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, its director, MURIC lauded the federal government for approving the military exercise, 'Crocodile Smile II', in the south-west.It described the approval of the exercise as a sign of strength, saying it is "well-known that [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Do Sukuk bonds lead to Islamisation?

FACT CHECK: Do Sukuk bonds lead to Islamisation?

Last week, the federal government issued a seven-year N100 billion Sukuk bond. Patience Oniha, director general of the Debt Management Office (DMO), said proceeds from the bonds would be used to finance the construction of 25 major roads across the six geopolitical zones in the country. Nigerians were still trying to study and understand the concept when the Christian Association of Nigeria [...]

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    Muslim group to CAN: Stop blocking Sukuk… you already have all we are asking for

Muslim group to CAN: Stop blocking Sukuk… you already have all we are asking for

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the proposed release of Sukuk eurobond by the federal government is purely business and not a plan to Islamise Nigeria.The group said this in reaction to the claim of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that Sukuk is an attempt to sell Nigeria to Islamic nations.In a statement on Thursday, Ishaq Akintola, director of [...]

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    Looters ready to shed blood, says Muslim body on gun battle at EFCC

Looters ready to shed blood, says Muslim body on gun battle at EFCC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the attack on the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is an indication that looters will go to any length to scuttle the anti-corruption war.MURIC said the incident is an open challenge to nation's security agencies.The group described the attack as "cowardly and devilish," adding that it has opened another phase [...]

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    Muslim group accuses CAN of creating scarcity of IRK teachers

Muslim group accuses CAN of creating scarcity of IRK teachers

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of creating the scarcity of Islamic religious knowledge (IRK) teachers.In a statement on Monday, MURIC called on the ministry of education to investigate the issue and stop the bid to Christianise its students.He said people were no longer interested in the "cry about attempts to Islamise Nigeria" because [...]

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