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Eid-el-Kabir: Follow Allah’s precepts, Turaki urges Nigerians

Eid-el-Kabir: Follow Allah’s precepts, Turaki urges Nigerians Frontline PDP presidential hopeful, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has urged both the leaders and the people of Nigeria to adhere to the precepts laid down by Allah to guarantee the outpouring of His blessings and favour.   In a message to congratulate the Muslim Ummah for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Turaki said...... more

Gov. Sani-bello stresses the need for peaceful coexistence •Urges youth to engage in useful ventures

Gov. Sani-bello stresses the need for peaceful coexistence •Urges youth to engage in useful ventures Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has stressed the need for Nigerians to promote peace and live together with one another regardless of religious or political differences.   He spoke Tuesday shortly after the two raka prayers for this year’s Eid-el-kabir festival at Kontagora Central Eid Praying Ground in Kontagora Local...... more

Pray to Allah to send a rescuer, Secondus urges Muslims at Sallah •Says Nigeria in a precarious situation

Pray to Allah to send a rescuer, Secondus urges Muslims at Sallah  •Says Nigeria in a precarious situation The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has asked Nigerian Muslims to use the solemn period of Sallah to pray for the Almighty God to send a rescuer to save Nigeria from her current precarious situation.Prince Secondus said in a message to mark the Eid-el-Kabir festivities...... more

Eid-el-Kabir: Pray for Nigeria’s unity, peace, Ereyitomi advises Muslims

Eid-el-Kabir: Pray for Nigeria’s unity, peace, Ereyitomi advises Muslims A frontline House of Representatives hopeful for Warri Federal Constituency of Delta State in the forthcoming 2019 poll, High Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, has advised Muslims faithful in Delta State and Nigeria in general to pray for the unity and peaceful coexistence of people of the country irrespective of tribe, religion and...... more

Sallah Message: President Buhari tasks Nigerians on harmony, tolerance

Sallah Message: President Buhari tasks Nigerians on harmony, tolerance President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other primordial interests, and promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said the President...... more

Eid-el-Kabir: Dickson, Ugwuanyi, Ahmed, Amosun, Obi felicitate with Muslims

Eid-el-Kabir: Dickson, Ugwuanyi, Ahmed, Amosun, Obi felicitate with Muslims Prominent Nigerians on Monday sent their greetings to the Muslim faithful ahead of today’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. In his message, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State urged them to love one another and pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria. The Governor in a press statement signed by his Chief...... more

Catholic Church spends $3bn to settle clergy sex abuse claims

Catholic Church spends $3bn to settle clergy sex abuse claims As Catholic Church struggles to redeem its battered image necessitated by sex abuses of children by its Clergy, report has emerged that the church has spent more than $3 billion to settle cases. According to National Public Radio (NPR), Clergy sex abuse of children has rocked the foundation of the Catholic...... more

Knights of St Mulumba creates new sub-councils in Lagos Metro Council

Knights of St Mulumba creates new sub-councils in Lagos Metro Council The Knights of St Mulumba in the Lagos Metropolitan Council has created three new sub-councils for knights and Ladies of the Order namely, Victoria Garden City (VGC) Sub-Council from Lekki Sub-Council, Gbagada Sub-council from Maryland Sub-Council and Amuwo-Odofin Sub-Council from Festac Sub-Council. Speaking at the event in Lagos, at the weekend,...... more

2 Christian monks on trial for killing Egyptian bishop

2 Christian monks on trial for killing Egyptian bishop Two Christian monks have been sent to trial over the killing of a bishop in an Egyptian desert monastery last month, Alexandria’s public prosecutor said on Sunday. Wael Saad and Ramon Rasmi Mansour, known by their monastic names Isaiah al-Makari and Faltaous al-Makari, were referred to the Damanhour criminal court for...... more

Hajj climax: Over 1.6m Muslims converge on Mount Arafat

Hajj climax: Over 1.6m Muslims converge on Mount Arafat No fewer than 1.6 million pilgrims converged on Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Monday to mark the climax of the 2018 pilgrimage. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent covering the Hajj, reports that at least 55,000 Nigerians are part of the gathering. The event at Mount Arafat features Pilgrims’...... more

Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods to Hajj

Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods to Hajj Saudi Arabia will introduce free sleeping capsules to this year's Hajj season starting Sunday, to modernize the centuries-old practice of the Hajj, a Saudi charity said recently. Between 18 and 24 modern hotel capsules will be offered to pilgrims to nap in for free in the coming six days, said the...... more

Uproar as Satan worshippers unveil statue in America

Uproar as Satan worshippers unveil statue in America Satan worshippers turned out to cheer the unveiling of a bronze statue dedicated to a goat-headed winged creature called Baphomet in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Satanic Temple organisation arranged the rally outside the Arkansas State Capitol building to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the grounds. Although the striking, eight-and-a-half-foot...... more

Baby with brain tumor recovers miraculously after kiss from Pope Francis

Baby with brain tumor recovers miraculously after kiss from Pope Francis When Pope Francis kissed baby Gianna Masciantonio in 2015, some saw it as an encouraging sign. The 1-year-old had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, Philadelphia’s Fox 29 News reported at the time. Doctors had not expected that she would make it to her first birthday, but she overcame the odds...... more

Eid-el Kabir: Sokoto State Govt. disburses N14.68m for meat

Eid-el Kabir: Sokoto State Govt. disburses N14.68m for meat The Sokoto State Government on Saturday disbursed N14.68 million to 86 District Heads to purchase cows for orphans as Sallah meat in the state. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise was an annual event embarked upon by the state government through the state Zakkat and Endowment Commission inaugurated...... more

Over 17,000 intending pilgrims stranded in Nigeria, may miss 2018 hajj

Over 17,000 intending pilgrims stranded in Nigeria, may miss 2018 hajj No fewer than 17,000 intending pilgrims from Nigeria may have missed this year’s hajj exercise, as Saudi authorities closed all entries to the Kingdom at midnight, yesterday. The Saudi government officially shut border points, including air, sea and land, two days before the day of Arafat, which is scheduled for Monday,...... more

Here comes the Revivalist Bishop of Lagos

Here comes the Revivalist Bishop of Lagos Monday, 30th July, 2018 will remain significantly and memorable for the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). It was the day the Diocese enthroned a new Diocesan Bishop in the person of Right Reverend (Dr) Humphrey Bamisebi Olumakaiye to take over from Most Reverend Adebola Ademowo who retired gloriously...... more

2m pilgrims descend on Mecca — with smart apps

2m pilgrims descend on Mecca — with smart apps Two million Muslim pilgrims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam’s holiest sites. This year the hajj comes with the ultra-conservative kingdom witnessing an unprecedented pace of change, finally ending a ban on women...... more

El-Rufai’s government sponsoring hate speech campaigns against us: Islamic Movement in Nigeria

El-Rufai’s government sponsoring hate speech campaigns against us: Islamic Movement in Nigeria The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has accused Kaduna State Government of Nasir el-Rufa’i of sponsoring hate speech campaigns against it, with the public presentation of a book early in the week at Arewa House, Kaduna, during which Shias were called infidels by the organisers of the event. This was made known...... more

Prophetess nabbed over sale of day-old baby

Prophetess nabbed over sale of day-old baby The Police Command in Abia has arrested one Amarachi Chinedu, over her alleged involvement in the sale of a one-day-old baby boy in Aba. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, said in Umuahia on Thursday that the woman was arrested with two others for their alleged involvement in the deal....... more

Two UK mosques attacked with catapults

 Two UK mosques attacked with catapults Muslim groups in the UK have condemned catapult attacks on two mosques in the city of Birmingham, which smashed several windows during evening prayers. The Masjid Qamarul Islam mosque and the nearby Al-Hijrah mosque were hit with large ball bearings fired from a heavy-duty catapult on Wednesday. Armed police officers were...... more

Vatican: Sexual abuse accusations ‘criminal and morally reprehensible’

Vatican: Sexual abuse accusations ‘criminal and morally reprehensible’ The Vatican broke its silence on Thursday about a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible." "Regarding the report made public in Pennsylvania this week, there are two words that can express the feelings faced...... more

Catholic Church covered up child abuse by 300 US priests: Report

Catholic Church covered up child abuse by 300 US priests: Report More than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six dioceses in the US state of Pennsylvania, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released on Tuesday. The grand jury said...... more

India’s cow vigilantes harass Muslims

India’s cow vigilantes harass Muslims Rakbar Khan, 28, was walking home with two cows he had bought when he was accosted and beaten last month by a group of suspected cow vigilantes in India’s Rajasthan state. He later died in the hospital of the injuries he sustained. Three weeks later, it appears to be just another...... more

Eid-el-Kabir to hold August 21

Eid-el-Kabir to hold August 21 The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sunday, August 12 as the first day of the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah. This was contained in a statement yesterday by the Deputy Secretary General of the NSCIA, Prof Salisu...... more

Sultan directs Muslims to look for new moon of Dhul Hijjah

Sultan directs Muslims to look for new moon of Dhul Hijjah The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to look for the new moon of Dhul Hijjah 1439AH from Sunday, Aug. 12. The sultan gave this directive in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, on...... more

One million Muslims held in secret China camps: UN panel

 One million Muslims held in secret China camps: UN panel A United Nations human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.” Gay McDougall, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,...... more

2,555 Kaduna pilgrims airlifted for Hajj 2018

2,555 Kaduna pilgrims airlifted for Hajj 2018 The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says a total of 2,555 pilgrims from the state are now airlifted to Saudi Arabia for the 2018 Hajj. About 3,200 intending pilgrims are expected to perform the exercise from the state this year. A press statement issued by the board’s Public Relations Officer,...... more

Over 1 million pilgrims arrive Saudi Arabia for 2018 Hajj

Over 1 million pilgrims arrive Saudi Arabia for 2018 Hajj The Saudi Directorate General for Passports has announced that 1,057,880 pilgrims, arrived in Saudi Arabia for the 2018 Hajj. The Directorate said that the number was an increase of 64,905 pilgrims with growth rate of nearly 7 per cent, compared to the same period last year. According to the Saudi Press...... more

Nigerian pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed the death of a female Nigerian pilgrim in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The Head of the Medical Team of NAHCON, Dr Ibrahim Kana, confirmed the development while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Makkah. “On the Makkah mortality, she was our patient. A...... more

We didn’t leave APC for selfish reasons, says Kwara Governor

We didn’t leave APC for selfish reasons, says Kwara Governor Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has further explained that his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a script hatched and perfected by fifth columnists within the party. The Governor dropped this hint in Ilorin when he received the National Executive of Oro Descendents Union (ODU), led by...... more

 

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