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Pope says technology endanger youth individuality

Pope says technology endanger youth individuality

Pope Francis on Friday warned that technology and globalisation were homogenising young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species. The 82-year-old pontiff made his appeal for young people to hold on to the cultures handed down by their ancestors and cherish their roots at a meeting of leaders of other ... Read More »

The Journey To Hajj 2020 Begins

The Journey To Hajj 2020 Begins

BY MOUSA UBANDAWAKI “Where all thinks alike, none thinks very much” – – Walter Lippmann. The above saying might have spurred the management of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), to the realization that if it must succeed in its endeavor, it must galvanize its staff and the entire Nigeria Hajj family to start preparation for the 2020 edition ... Read More »

Lagos seals mosques, churches over noise pollution

Lagos seals mosques, churches over noise pollution

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has clamped down of some mosques and churches for persistent environmental pollution and disruption of public peace. They are located at 68, Old Otta Rd, Orile Agege; 4, Ademola Oshinowo Street, Ketu; Dele Amuda Street, Lekki; 17, Ajileye Street, Ilaje Bariga; 39, Kusenla Road, Elegunshi; Ajayi Bembe Street; Abule-Oja, Yaba, among others. LASEPA ... Read More »

Lagos to host next National Quran Recitation Competition

Lagos to host next National Quran Recitation Competition

The 34th National Quran Recitation Competition coming up in 1441 AH (2020) will be held in Lagos. This was disclosed by the chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the event, Otunba (Dr) Abdul Fatai Olukoga, while addressing a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday. Olukoga called on Muslims to support efforts geared towards successful hosting of the event, ... Read More »

Sultan, Oloyede, others to grace MUSWEN General Assembly in Ibadan on Sunday

Sultan, Oloyede, others to grace MUSWEN General Assembly in Ibadan on Sunday

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar,  will on Sunday, be the special guest of honour at the 4th General Assembly of the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria, (MUSWEN) holding at the Conference Hall, University of Ibadan Mosque Complex. This is contained in a statement in Ibadan by the Chairman, 2019 Planning Committee ... Read More »

Shi’ite member feared killed in clash with Police in Kaduna

Shi’ite member feared killed in clash with Police in Kaduna

The Shi’ites, The Nation, gathered were out to celebrate Eid Maulud and protest the continued detention of their spiritual leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The Zakzaky followers, in a similar protest in Zaria, equally clashed with the security agency. President, Media Forum of the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, claimed that one of their members was killed by the police in Zaria. But ... Read More »

Dare Babarinsa appointed Grand Patron of Diocesan Harvest ( Photo News)

Dare Babarinsa appointed Grand Patron of Diocesan Harvest ( Photo News)

  Celebrated journalist, Chief Dare Babarinsa was the Grand Patron at this year’s Diocesan Harvest of the Diocese of Ijesha North, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, on Sunday November 10, 2019. The Harvest took place at the Cathedral  of Saint Matthew, Ijebu-Jesha, Osun State. From right in the picture are  Venerable J.O. Oni, Chief Dare Babarinsa and two other guests ... Read More »

Maulud: CAN charges Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammad

Maulud: CAN charges Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammad

The Oyo State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) by being godly in character and in their relationship with non-Muslims. The state chairman of CAN, Pastor Benjamin Akanmu, made the appeal in a statement he personally signed, to commemorate with muslims all over the world, as they celebrate Maulud ... Read More »

Olore Mosque: Oyo State Muslims kick against planned demolition, back Kunle Sanni

Olore Mosque: Oyo State Muslims kick against planned demolition, back Kunle Sanni

“The meeting noted that the CP of the police was biased, hostile and exhibited his prejudice against Islam by not carrying out proper investigations before he went on air.” COMMUNIQUE: Oyo State Muslim Community: The Attempt to Demolish Olore Mosque Today (Nov 11, 2019) at the meeting of the leadership of the oyo state Muslim community under the leadership of ... Read More »

Maulid: AbdulRazaq Urges Kwarans To Be Part of State Development

Maulid: AbdulRazaq Urges Kwarans To Be Part of State Development

By Joe Adedeji‎, Ilorin. Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRazaq has asked the people to see the challenges of developing the State as enormous and daunting. Because of this, he pleaded that every antic that seeks to pull apart as a people on the basis of religion or tribe be shunned. The Governor made the call in his Eid-el-Malaud message signed ... Read More »

CAN faults NYSC for expelling corpers who refused to wear shorts, trousers

CAN faults NYSC for expelling corpers who refused to wear shorts, trousers

The Christian Association of Nigeria has criticised the National Youth Service Corps for expelling two corps members who refused to wear trousers or shorts for religious reasons. Two female corps members – Okafor Love Obianuju, with call-up number EB/19C/0523; and Odji Oritsetsolaye, with call-up number EB/19C/0530 – were expelled from the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 in Ebonyi camp over ... Read More »

Eid el-Maulud: Buhari asks Muslims to imbibe Prophet Muhammad’s virtues

Eid el-Maulud: Buhari asks Muslims to imbibe Prophet Muhammad’s virtues

President Muhammadu Buhari has said “the greatest honour Muslims could do the Prophet Muhammad is to follow his shining examples of non-violence, peaceful disposition and remarkable virtues of patience.” In his goodwill message to the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the Maulud celebration to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, President Buhari said: “Putting into practice the great ... Read More »

Maolud Nabiyy: MURIC admonishes Nigerians

Maolud Nabiyy: MURIC admonishes Nigerians

As Nigerian Muslims join other Muslims around the globe in celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged Nigerians from all walks of life to embrace programmes initiated by the Federal Government (FG) instead of searching endlessly for white collar jobs thereby remaining jobless and idle. This was contained in a ... Read More »

Buhari congratulates new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

Buhari congratulates new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari  has congratulated Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama on his appointment as Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, following the retirement of John Cardinal Onaiyekan. In a statement signed on his behalf by Garba Shehu, his spokesperson in Abuja on Sunday, the President said, “As the immediate past President of Catholic Bishops Conference ... Read More »

Hold government accountable, Adeboye charges Nigerians

Hold government accountable, Adeboye charges Nigerians

GENERAL Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has tasked Nigerians to demand accountability from elected representatives. This, he said, will go a long in deepening democratic and participatory governance in Nigeria. Adeboye gave the charge last Sunday at the Special Prayer and Thanksgiving for Professors, lecturers, teachers, youth Corps, students and their families at ... Read More »

Pope announces Cardinal Onaiyekan’s retirement

Pope announces Cardinal Onaiyekan’s retirement

Pope Francis, on Saturday, officially announced the retirement of His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan as the Archbishop of Abuja Dioceses. This was made known by Mr Josef Ishu, Department of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. According to the letter from Rome, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama as the new Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Ishu, however, noted ... Read More »

Katsina Sharia Commission To Screen Muslim Preachers

Katsina Sharia Commission To Screen Muslim Preachers

Katsina State Shari’a Commission is to screen preachers in mosques, Muslim gatherings and other public places, its Chairman and Grand Khadi of the state, Al-Hafiz Mika’il has said. He said the screening is part of measures adopted to regulate operations of preachers to ensure they conform to Islamic laws. The Grand Khadi stated this at the opening of a workshop for principals ... Read More »

Tijjaniyya sect to hold Maulud procession in Abuja

Tijjaniyya sect to hold Maulud procession in Abuja

The Jam’iyyatu Ansaridden Attijjaniyya, an Islamic sect plans to hold Maulud celebration in Abuja on Nov. 9, the National Secretary of the sect, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Qasim, has said. Al-Qasim made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists ahead of the procession to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad. He called on the sect followers to observe ... Read More »

NAHCON holds first preparatory meeting on 2020 Hajj

NAHCON holds first preparatory meeting on 2020 Hajj

PRESS STATEMENT NAHCON’S REVIEW MEETING OF 2019 HAJJ AND FIRST PREPARATORY MEETING ON 2020 HAJJ HELD ON THURSDAY, 24TH AND 29th OCTOBER 2019 IN HAJJ HOUSE WITH SPWB/A/Cs AND LICENSED TOUR OPERATORS RESPECTIVELY The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) held its review meeting of 2019 Hajj and first preparatory meeting on 2020 Hajj firstly on Thursday, 24th October 2019 ... Read More »

Catholic Church investigates after two missionary nuns became PREGNANT

Catholic Church investigates after two missionary nuns became PREGNANT

  The Catholic Church has launched an investigation after two missionary nuns became pregnant while working in Africa. The two women, who belonged to separate religious orders in Sicily, are expecting children despite their vows of chastity. One of them, a mother superior, found she was several weeks pregnant while the other woman discovered the news when she complained of ... Read More »