Sallah: Senator Al-Makura felicitates with Muslims

July 30, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Senator representing the Nasarawa south senatorial zone, at the National Assembly, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Thursday, felicitated with Muslims in his constituency as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.Senator Al-Makura, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Lafia, enjoined muslim Ummah to use the period to promote peace, mutual understanding and unity of the people in his Read More

Deeper Life Pastor reproduces bible in another language

July 29, 2020 Editor 0

Founder of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has produced the Bible in yoruba . The bible version is known as Bibeli Mimo Atoka. The revered cleric, with the support of a team of Yoruba scholars, reportedly spent 15 years on the project, which was published by the Bible Society of Nigeria. According to a broadcast by the church, Read More

I want to improve Nigeria’s image before the world – Pam

July 24, 2020 ADOYI M. ABA 0

Rev. Yakubu Pam, the executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), who assumed office on July 7, this year, had a session with journalists recently. He spoke on his vision for the Commission and other sundry issues. ADOYI M. ABA was there.  How has it been so far? Very good, I have been very busy. Of course, this Read More

My mother was my stronghold, prayer warrior – Bishop Kukah

July 24, 2020 CHIZOBA OGBECHE 0

The loss of a loved one, especially a mother, is a painful experience. For the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, it’s an even more painful experience as his mother, Mama Hauwa Kukah, who he describes as his stronghold and prayer warrior, was recently laid to rest at their country home in Anchuna Sarki Ikulu Read More

Virtues of the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijja

July 23, 2020 Javaid Siddiqi 0

The Prophet (PBUH) said, “There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Al-Adha”. It was asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out Read More

A new era dawns at NCPC with Pam

July 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 On July 4, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Plateau state-born cleric, Rev Yakubu Pam, as the third executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC). The appointment, however, took effect from June 26, 2020. ADOYI M. ABA in this piece takes a look at the rise of the man who is saddled with the unique responsibility Read More

I’ll restore NCPC’s lost glory – Pam

July 17, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has given the assurance that he would make sure that he restored the Commission’s lost glory. Pam gave the assurance Thursday in Abuja while playing host to the speaker and members of the Plateau state House of Assembly who paid him a congratulatory visit on his appointment. Read More

Edo catholics intensify prayer for kidnapped priest

July 14, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Worried over the continuous hostage of its priest, Rev.Fr Amadasun Idahosa, in Edo state, catholic churches across have intensified prayers for the quick and safe release of the cleric.To this end, worshippers held  a special prayer for Idahosa in catholics branches in the state on Sunday. A worshipper in one of the church branches  who craved for anonymity said: “You know Read More

NASFAT empowers 23 less privileged in Kaduna

July 7, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT) Kaduna Zone on Monday provided entrepreneurial start-up packs for 23 less privileged in Kaduna state as part of its 2020 Zakat distributions. The event, which was held at NASFAT village in Kaduna, saw the Islamic body give out deep freezers, sewing machines, barbing clippers, cartoons of soft drinks and cooking utensils to enable the beneficiaries to Read More

History of tragedies and disruptions of Hajj

June 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

Conflicts, sieges and pandemics have disrupted or forced the cancellation of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah down the centuries from at least the eighth century. Here is a timeline of more recent incidents that have disrupted or overshadowed the event, which draws 2.5 million Muslims every year: – 2015 – September 24: A stampede during the “stoning of the Read More

Private Hajj, Umrah operators need support to survive – Ex-NAHCON boss Mukhtar

June 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

The immediate past Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (MAHCON), Barr. Abdullahi Muhammad Mukhtar has calls for support and empowerment of private hajj and Umrah industries The former NAHCON Chairman had earlier predicted on BBC hausa service that the possibility of allowing international pilgrims to this year hajj is slim and also said ruled out total cancellation of Read More

Saudi Arabia set to reopen mosques in Mecca

June 19, 2020 AFP 0

The kingdom has taken restrictive measures against the virus, particularly in Mecca, but the number of new coronavirus cases has notably increased in recent days. “The mosques in the holy city will begin to reopen their doors to the faithful on Sunday after three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the state-run Al-Ekhbariya channel reported, citing a decision Read More

Covid-19: My wife and I ‘ll keep off church, other members free to attend – Adeboye

June 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barely two weeks after the Presidential Task Force (PTF) allowed religious centres to reopen amidst coronavirus, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has asked members to restart church branches from next Sunday in places where the law permitted them to do so across the world. Pastor Adeboye who spoke during the Sunday Read More

Saudi Arabia considers limiting Hajj numbers amid COVID-19 fears

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Authorities are now considering allowing ‘only symbolic numbers’ this year, with restrictions including a ban on older pilgrims and additional health checks. Saudi Arabia could drastically limit numbers at the annual Haj pilgrimage to prevent a further outbreak of coronavirus after cases in the country topped 100,000, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Some 2.5 million pilgrims visit Read More

10 things Muslims can do to fight rape

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The December 17, 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old student in Dehli, India stunned the country and the world. While rape is hardly uncommon in the city (Delhi has the highest number of sex crimes among India’s major cities, with a rape reported on average every 18 hours, according to police figures), it was the viciousness and ferociousness of the Read More

IPOB, self-acclaimed Jews, using Christianity to wage war against Nigeria – Presidency

June 7, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency said Sunday that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a self-acclaimed Jews using Christianity to wage war against Nigeria state.A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu said investigation by a federal government agency working with international partners revealed two interconnected campaigns being run concurrently by the Read More

Northern CAN to Miyetti Allah: Nigeria belongs to all

June 7, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Northern states chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned leadership of the Fulani herdsmen under the auspices of Miyetti Allah, to desist from ‘reckless statements’ capable of fueling a crisis in Nigeria.CAN however called on the security agencies to invite the National President of Miyetti Allah over a statement credited to him that Nigeria belongs to Fulani Read More

FG rolls out guidelines for reopening of mosques, churches

June 3, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government Tuesday released guidelines to be adhered to by religious centres to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Addressing journalists in Abuja, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 Dr Sani Aliyu said mosques and churches would be required to open an attendance register for easy contact tracing.  “The federal government decided Read More

Four Lessons from Ramadan and COVID-19

May 28, 2020 Sheikh Ahmad Kutty 0

This year Ramadan came at a most critical time in our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.The COVID-19 gave us a sudden jolt. It exposed the frailty of the human condition. This pandemic shook our over-confidence and dependence on our own devices.It taught us that after all, we are not all that powerful and that we can never dispense with our Read More