Breaking: Again, Dogara dumps APC for PDP

December 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As Muslim-Muslim ticket continue to divide the All progressive Congress (APc), the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has dumped the party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The presidential candidate of the PDP and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar received the former speaker in Lagos on Monday. Dogara had led the Northern Leaders Consultative Forum Read More

Why i’m neither a Christian, Muslim nor Orisa worshipper – Wole Soyinka speaks

November 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Foremost Nigerian author and world-famous Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has opened up about his religious life. He said he is neither a Christian, Muslim nor an Orisa Worshipper. He stated this on Sunday, 20 November at the public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays, Of Power and Freedom and the forthcoming release of a collection of poems. Soyinka was Read More

The economics of Hajj

November 11, 2022 Ahmad Muazu 0

The cost of Hajj has risen globally generating billions of dollars.Until the introduction of modern transportation system, most Muslims beyond the Arab world had little expectation of making this vital Islamic obligation. Before the mid 1950s the number of international pilgrims rarely exceeded 100,000 and modern Saudi institutions were still developing, yet by the year 2000 the number of pilgrims Read More

Maulud, a controversial act of worship

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

For a while I chose not to speak on this topic not because my ink has nothing to contribute on it neither am I afraid of facing challenges, but it is just because some times I don’t want to get involved in a complicated issues. But now I find it a bit necessary to express my opinion on the matter. Read More

Both Christians and Muslims underdeveloped Nigeria – Oshiomhole

August 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), tipped to play a prominent role in the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign, in this interview on Arise TV speaks on the Muslim-Muslim ticket, the APC campaign plans and why Tinubu will win the presidential contest. BODE OLAGOKE, monitored the interview. Excerpts Do you think your party stands a strong Read More

Vote God- fearing leaders in 2023, Islamic cleric tasks Muslims

August 1, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Universities don and Islamic cleric, Professor Abdul Afis Oladosu, has tasked Muslims in Nigeria to vote wisely for God- fearing leaders in the 2023 elections. Professor Oladosu stated this Sunday while delivering a lecture titled: “2023 General Elections: Muslims and the implications of an ambivalent righteous majority,” at Obafemi Awolowo stadium, Ibadan, to mark the new Islamic year, Hijrah1444 AH, Read More

Tinubu urges Muslims to re-dedicate themselves

July 8, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged Muslims to rededicate their lives to the command of Allah. Tinubu, in a Sallah message Friday, said Muslims should use the occasion to “place our faith in the compassion and wisdom of Allah and to be obedient to His instructions as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim.” He Read More

Shun anything that can trigger violence, Olubadan charges Muslims

July 8, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, on Friday tasked Muslims to shun anything that can trigger violence and see this year’s Eid el-Kabir celebrations as a time for sober reflection on the practice of Islam. Oba Lekan Balogun gave the task in his congratulatory message to Muslims across the country on this year’s Eid el-Kabir celebration signed on his Read More

Lawal Adamu Usman felicitates with Muslims on Eid-el-Kabir, calls for prayers

July 8, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidate for Kaduna central, Kaduna state in the 2023 elections, Lawal Adamu Usman, aka Mr LA, has felicitated with the Muslim ummah on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.  In a statement in Kaduna yesterday, the senatorial hopeful urged all Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests, and to promote harmony and tolerance Read More

Muslim women can wear hijab in public schools, Supreme court rules

June 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Supreme Court has set aside, the restriction the Lagos state government placed on the use of hijab by female Muslim students in its public primary and secondary schools. In a split decision of a seven-man panel of Justices, of five to two, the Apex court affirmed the earlier decision of the Lagos Division of Court of Appeal, which nullified Read More

Muslim-Muslim ticket- APC won’t ride on cheap sentiments of religion, ethnicity – Lukman

June 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Vice Chairman, North-west of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Mohd. Lukman has warned that for the country to move forward, 2023 Presidential campaigns must not reduce important debates to sentimental considerations of ethnicity and religion. The former Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) said APC will not ride on cheap sentiments of religion and Read More

Insecurity: Muslims tasked on prayers for God’s intervention

April 15, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Muslims have been urged to use of the Ramadan period to seek Allah’s intervention in the insecurity bedevilling the country. A governorship aspirant in Zamfara state, Alhaji Sanusi Bala, Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta, made the call in a Ramadan message, Thursday. He said, “Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and a Read More

Baruwa greets Muslims on Ramadan, decries Abuja-Kaduna train attack

April 5, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa has sent greetings to Nigerian Muslims as they commence the 30-day long Ramadan fast. The religious obligation followed the sighting of the moon which signifies the commencement of the lunar month of Ramadan. In statement released in Abuja on Monday, Baruwa called on the Muslims to continue to Read More

Ramadan: Sultan advises Muslims to look for moon

March 31, 2022 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has directed Muslims in the country to start looking for the cresent of Ramadan today, Friday being the 1st of April, 2023 which is equivalent to 29th day of Sha’aban 1443 AH. This was contained in a press statement issued and made available to newsmen in Sokoto by the secretary , Read More

Taraba: Ishaku warns Muslim council against attempt to cause religious tension

January 24, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku has warned the leadership of the state Muslim Council against any attempt to cause religious or political tension in the state. Ishaku, who spoke to journalists in Jalingo through his Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu, said his administration would deal decisively with any group or individual whose aim is to disrupt Read More

Chief Imam urges Muslims to fear God in their deeds

January 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

Muslims in the country have been urged to fear the Almighty God in all their deeds and to remember that “everyone shall die and account for his deeds, good or bad, before God.” The Chief Imam of Muslims Foundation Juma’at Mosque GRA, Gusau, who doubles as the Zamfara state Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Sheikh Tukur Sani Jangebe, made the call Read More

Gbajabiamila tasks Muslims on peace building

November 21, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has tasked the Muslim faithful to exhibit peace as adherents of the religion of Islam. The speaker who was represented by Dr Abubakar Yunusa Ahmad stated this at ASHRAAF Islamic Foundation in collaboration with Al-AQSOH International Islamic School annual Mawlid Nabiyy lecture series 2021, held at the National Mosque, Abuja, at Read More

15 year anniversary: Muslim media watch extols Sultan’s virtues

November 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An Islamic group, the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) has described the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria (NSCIA) His Eminence Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, as an outstanding Nigerian leader whose patriotism and dedication to the well-being of citizenry, peace and stability in Nigeria is highly remarkable and commendable. The group in Read More

Emir of Wase inaugurates new Plateau JNI executive

October 24, 2021 Muhammad Tanko 0

The Emir of Wase, Sambo Haruna, weekend inaugurated the newly reconstituted executive members of the Plateau state chapter of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI). He urged members to exhibit high level of loyalty at the event held at the board room of the Jos Central Mosque. Emir Sambo who is also the state chairman of the JNI, charged the new executive Read More

Eid-el-Maulud: Ugwuanyi urges Nigerians to renew faith in God

October 20, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has felicitated with the Muslim faithful on the commemoration of Eid-el-Maulud. Ugwuanyi also called on all Nigerians to renew their faith in God and intensify prayers for the country to surmount its challenges. In his goodwill message, Gov. Ugwuanyi urged Muslims and all Nigerians to remain committed to the core values of the nation’s Read More

Eid-el-Maulud moment of sober reflection – Bala

October 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has felicitated with Muslim faithful in the state on the occasion of the 2021 EID-EL Maulud, urging them to use the period for sober reflection. In a Maulud message, Governor Mohammed recalled that, the birth of Prophet Muhammad( PBUH) through whom the religion of Islam came to the world, has brought about positive changes Read More

Shiekh Jingir admonishes health workers on sincerity, compassion

October 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiekh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished health workers to be cautious of the fact that Allah will hold them to account on their deeds as those entrusted to look after their clients. He also called on the federal government to support faith based health organisation. Sheikh Jingir Read More

FG declares Tuesday public holiday for Eid ul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday, October 19, 2021, as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, “congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Read More

Muslims perform funeral prayers for father of Zamfara speaker

October 5, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Hundreds of Muslims converged at the residence of the speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya in Gusau Monday, to observe absentee funeral prayers for his late father. Magarya died in Bandits den last week. The funeral prayers was led by the state chairman Ulamas Consultative Forum, Sheik Abubakar Fari, along with the speaker, Magarya, prominent Islamic Read More