Friday, September 20, 2019

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    Osinbajo: Buhari said you’re insane if you say ‘Allah Akbar’ and kill someone

Osinbajo: Buhari said you’re insane if you say ‘Allah Akbar’ and kill someone

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday hostedAbdullahi Abubakar, the 83-year-old Muslim Cleric, who saved hundreds of Christians during the Plateau killings of 2018.While speaking to the Abubakar, the Imam; Damafulul Mangai, the village head, community leaders, and diplomats from the US, UK and the European Union, the vice-president said President Muhammadu Buhari has made it clear that anyone who says "Allah [...]

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    ‘I can make mistakes because I’m human’ — el-Rufai lobbies Kaduna pastors

‘I can make mistakes because I’m human’ — el-Rufai lobbies Kaduna pastors

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reached out to some pastors in the state for support, saying as a human being, he is not immune to mistakes.The governor said this during a town hall meeting with some pastors under the umbrella of Pastors United For Change Association (PUCA), on Saturday.He explained to them that his choice of Hadiza Balarabe, a [...]

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    Buhari: My Christian brothers stood by me when fellow Muslims worked against me

Buhari: My Christian brothers stood by me when fellow Muslims worked against me

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attitude of some Nigerians who hide under the guise of ethnicity and religion to perpetrate injustice.Buhari said this when he hosted the staff who worked with him during his tenure as military head of state between 1984 and 1985.Buhari said using religion and ethnicity as smokescreen "is just corruption, pure and simple".He said those [...]

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    Sultan confirms sighting of moon, says Ramadan fast starts Thursday

Sultan confirms sighting of moon, says Ramadan fast starts Thursday

Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says the Muslim Ramadan fast will commence on Thursday.Abubakar made the announcement in a nationwide address at his palace, confirming the sighting of the moon on Wednesday.The sighting of the moon marks the end of the month of Shaaban and the ushering in of the month of Ramadan.The moon was said to have been sighted [...]

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    CAN wants Nigeria to withdraw from all religious bodies 

CAN wants Nigeria to withdraw from all religious bodies 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the national assembly to compile the list of all organisations Nigeria belongs to, with a view to dropping “all the religious ones”.The Christian body said this at a meeting which prominent Christian leaders in the country held at the Shepherdhill Baptist Church in Lagos.Among those in attendance were Samson Ayokunle, president of [...]

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    Tunisia lifts 44-year ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

Tunisia lifts 44-year ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia on Thursday said Tunisian Muslim women are now free to marry men of their choices irrespective of religious differences.The announcement comes a month after Essebsi called on the government to scrap the 44-year ban."Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom to choose one's spouse," presidency spokeswoman Saida Garrach [...]

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    Nigeria under jihad, Christian elders insist

Nigeria under jihad, Christian elders insist

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) says Nigeria is in the throes of jihad.The group said the crisis in the country was as a result of a conflict between democracy and Sharia.It had issued a statement in July alleging that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari was Islamising the country.In a follow-up statement signed by Solomon Asemota, NCEF chairman, the [...]

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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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    EXTRA: Muslim group tells Nigerians to curse looters three times daily

EXTRA: Muslim group tells Nigerians to curse looters three times daily

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)  has called on Nigerians to curse "looters of national treasury", three times daily.In a statement released on Monday, Ishaq Akintola, director of the group,  also asked on jobless graduates to rain curses on " their oppressors".Akintola advised the federal government to adopt an unconventional method in its fight against corruption, citing some techniques that have failed in various [...]

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    China bans Islamic names in Muslim-dominated region

China bans Islamic names in Muslim-dominated region

China has prohibited parents in the Muslim-majority Uighur region from giving their children Islamic names.The ban is perceived as the latest effort by government in the region “to dilute the influence of religion on life".NAN reports that if a parent chooses one of the barred names, the child will be denied government benefits.The names listed on the government document distributed by Uighur [...]

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    China bans long beards, veils in public places

China bans long beards, veils in public places

China is intensifying its crackdown against what it deems religious extremism in the far-west province of Xinjiang, which is home to 10 million Muslims.To ensure this was achieved, authorities have ordered that people would no more wear long beards, no more wearing of veils in public places and there would be no home-schooling.The latest measures outlined in a sweeping new [...]

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    Buhari not dead… he deserves prayers, says minister

Buhari not dead… he deserves prayers, says minister

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, on Friday dismissed speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead.Shittu said this when he represented Buhari at the formal opening of the 31st National Qur’anic Recitation competition, in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.The minister advised Nigerians to continue to continue to pray for the president.“There is need to pray fervently for economic recovery. President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Police foil attack on Kaduna mosque

Police foil attack on Kaduna mosque

The Kaduna state police command on Saturday said it arrested 14 suspects who allegedly attempted to disrupt prayers at the Sultan Bello Mosque in the state.Aliyu Usman, public relations officer of the command, told NAN that the suspects were arrested with  machetes and knives.Usman, however, said the prayer was observed peacefully.“Attempts to cause breach of the peace by some miscreants [...]

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    Court rules Osun pupils can wear hijab to school

Court rules Osun pupils can wear hijab to school

The Osun state high court has ruled that Muslim female pupils in the state can wear hijab to school.In his judgment on Friday, Jide Falola, the judge, held that it was the fundamental right of the pupils to wear hijab to school.The judgment was delivered in a suit filed by the Muslim community in the state against the state government.There [...]

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    A Muslim should not be US president, says Ben Carson

A Muslim should not be US president, says Ben Carson

World class neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, says he would not advocate that America be led by a Muslim.In an interview with NBC TV on Sunday, Carson said Islam is inconsistent with the constitution of the United States of America.When asked if the faith of the US president should matter, he said it depends on what the faith [...]

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    BOLAJI ABDULLAHI: Thinking beyond Boko Haram

BOLAJI ABDULLAHI: Thinking beyond Boko Haram

The tragic snatching of the Chibok school girls appears to be the tipping point in Nigeria’s battle with Boko Haram. What started as a river of national rage has grown into one massive ocean of international outrage, escalating Boko Haram overnight from a band of local insurgents terrorising Nigeria to a truly global menace. I have a strong feeling that [...]

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