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Hajj: Saudi health authorities ask pilgrims to avoid contact with camels, set medical regulations on diseases

Hajj: Saudi health authorities ask pilgrims to avoid contact with camels, set medical regulations on diseases

  Kingdomm of Saudi Arabia (KSA)’s Ministry of Health has issued health regulatory guidelines for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and other travellers into the Kingdom for the 1440 Hajj season. Specifically, Pilgrims and other travellers were warned against contact with animals, especially camels, and shunning untreated milk as well as half cooked meat. The advisory was contained in a press ... Read More »

Hajj: Dabiri-Erewa warns Pilgrims not to take drugs, others to Saudi Arabia

Hajj: Dabiri-Erewa warns Pilgrims not to take drugs, others to Saudi Arabia

As inaugural flight of intending Muslim pilgrims to 2019 Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia commenced on Wednesday, Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has warned them to resist any temptation to take hard drugs to Saudi Arabia, reminding them that it attracts death penalty. In a statement by the NIDCOM Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she ... Read More »

2019 HAJJ: FCT COMMENCES AIRLIFT OF PILGRIMS ON SATURDAY 19TH JULY

2019 HAJJ: FCT COMMENCES AIRLIFT OF PILGRIMS ON SATURDAY 19TH JULY

The airlift of intending pilgrims from the Federal Capital Territory for this year’s hajj is to commence on Saturday 19th of July. The Director of the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Malam Muhammad Bashir disclosed this at a meeting with officials selected to participate in the operation at the permanent hajj transit camp, Bassan Jiwa, near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International ... Read More »

65,000 Pilgrims to be airlifted for 2019 Hajj -NAHCON

65,000 Pilgrims to be airlifted for 2019 Hajj -NAHCON

About sixty five thousand intended pilgrims are expected to be air lifted for the 2019 Hajj with the national flag off commencing on Wednesday July 10, from the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport, Katsina State. Acting Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barr. Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad disclosed this on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to Katsina State. *Barr. ... Read More »

Opinion-Islam And Religious Imperialism: A Rejoinder, By Kunle Sanni

Opinion-Islam And Religious Imperialism: A Rejoinder, By Kunle Sanni

  *Alhaji Kunle Sanni* Assuming Tola Adeniyi is still a practising Muslim as he was with Alhaj Jubril Martins Kuye , the A are Musulumi of Ogun state when they were students at the University of Ibadan and together with him interface on Islamic Propagation, he would not need public opprobrium on the Sultanate to ventilate his opinion. *Chief Tola ... Read More »

The Companion holds lecture on Hajj: Virtues, Benefits and Business Opportunities

The Companion holds lecture on Hajj: Virtues, Benefits and Business Opportunities

The Lagos District of The Companion, an association of Muslim men in business and the profession, is billed to hold a lecture on Hajj: Virtues , Benefits and Business Opportunities on Sunday, 7th July, 2019. A statement from the Public Affairs Unit of the association said the lecturer is Imam AbdulJaleel Oloriaje and that venue is the Lagos State House ... Read More »

Islam and Religious Imperialism

Islam and Religious Imperialism

By Tola Adeniyi I was named Muhammadu Saheed on the 8th day of my birth. I was boarded in a Quran school at age 4 and graduated at age 10 with a talk-of-the-town Wolimat ceremony in Ago-Iwoye. I have also had the privilege of performing the Hadj in Mecca and Medina a number of times. My great grandfather, my grandfather ... Read More »

Opinion: For the Dakolos, a rough road to travel, By Dare Babarinsa

Opinion: For the Dakolos, a rough road to travel, By Dare Babarinsa

If the truth must be told, it is not easy for a woman to discuss her past life with her husband. More often than not, the past is regarded as a closed chapter and it is thrown back like the trail of a masquerade’s gown. So it must have been especially difficult, if not traumatic, for Busola Dakolo, the high ... Read More »

Rise up and Christianize Nigeria, stop complaining about  Islamisation, Cardinal Onaiyekan tells Christians

Rise up and Christianize Nigeria, stop complaining about Islamisation, Cardinal Onaiyekan tells Christians

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, (Cardinal) John Onaiyekan, has called on Christians to rise up and Christianize Nigeria instead of complaining that Muslims want to Islamize the nation. Mr. Onaiyekan, a cardinal, made the call in his homily at a Mass to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Perpertual Help Parish, Gwarinpa II on Sunday in Abuja. ... Read More »

Ogun Govt. maps out strategies for religion as a vehicle to drive economic viability

Ogun Govt. maps out strategies for religion as a vehicle to drive economic viability

Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Monday disclosed that his administration has mapped out strategies in engaging religious leaders and the entire people of the state to see religion not just as a tool of spiritual fulfillment, but also as a vehicle that drives economic viability of the State. He stated this in an address he delivered at ... Read More »

Breaking: COZA Pastor steps down over rape allegation

Breaking: COZA Pastor steps down over rape allegation

Embattled Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo on Monday morning stepped down as the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, over the rape allegation by Busola Dakolo, wife of singer Timi Dakolo and the widespread condemnation that followed. Fatoyinbo made the announcement in a post via his Instagram page. He wrote: “The past few days have been very sobering on me ... Read More »

COZA: SERAP condemns arrest of protesters

COZA: SERAP condemns arrest of protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has strongly condemned the harassment, repression and arbitrary arrests by Nigerian law enforcement and security agents of anti-rape activists who peacefully protested outside the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Abuja, on Sunday. In a statement by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organization said: “The Nigerian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all those detained and ... Read More »

Wife clears COZA Pastor of rape allegation

Wife clears COZA Pastor of rape allegation

Wife of the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly in Guzape, Abuja, Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo, Pastor Omodele Fatoyinbo, has said her husband is not a rapist. Mrs. Fatoyinbo spoke at the Sunday service said, “My husband is not a rapist. Even if he was not a believer, he would not be a rapist.” Before she could complete her speech, ... Read More »

NAHCON: For the Attention of Nigerian Pilgrims,By Fatima Sanda Usara

NAHCON: For the Attention of Nigerian Pilgrims,By Fatima Sanda Usara

By first week of July, the Saudi Arabian airspace would begin to receive pilgrims from different countries, signifying onset of 2019 Hajj season. All things being equal, NAHCON is honoured to be among those whose pilgrims will be making early entrance for the pilgrimage within the first week of the season, 10th of July to be precise. Here are few ... Read More »

Rape allegation: Justice must prevail whoever is involved, says CAN

Rape allegation: Justice must prevail whoever is involved, says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Saturday condemned any case of rape in strong terms, saying it doesn’t matter who is involved. Rev. Samson Ayokunle, President of CAN, who gave the condemnation via a text message to the News Agency of Nigeria, stressed that justice must prevail in all rape cases. Ayokunle described rape as ungodly, wicked and reprehensible. He, ... Read More »

2019 Hajj: Civil society group constitutes committee to monitor animal sacrifice

2019 Hajj: Civil society group constitutes committee to monitor animal sacrifice

Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation that monitors and reports hajj/Umrah activities has constituted a five-man committee that will monitor the process of executing Hadaya (animal sacrifice) on behalf of Nigerian pilgrims during 2019 hajj. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by its national coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammed and publicity secretary, Abubakar Mahmoud. It will be recalled that ... Read More »

Class action against COZA Pastor may start soon

Class action against COZA Pastor may start soon

There is a groundswell of possible legal action against Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). Fatoyinbo was accused by Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer and wife of Timi Dakolo, a singer, of raping her twice within a week in 2000. Others women have also accused the embattled pastor of raping them. Busola said she was a ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi sacks Chief Imam over moon sighting

Emir Sanusi sacks Chief Imam over moon sighting

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Friday in Kano, ordered the removal of the Chief Imam of Limawa Jumat mosque in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state, Malam Salihu Muhammed. The removal is with immediate effect. The deposed Imam was accused of allegedly acting contrary to the monarch’s instructions on moon sighting and the eventual Eid ... Read More »

Two other COZA Pastors knew Biodun Fatoyinbo raped me but begged my family – Busola Dakolo

Two other COZA Pastors knew Biodun Fatoyinbo raped me but begged my family – Busola Dakolo

Busola, wife of musician Timi Dakolo has recounted how ministers in the Commonwealth of Zion Church (COZA), Ilorin, begged members of her family to cover up her alleged rape by Biodun Fatoyinbo, overseer of the church. She said that after her family found out that Fatoyinbo was abusing her sexually, they confronted him after which two ministers in the church ... Read More »

COZA Pastor raped my friend too — Stella Damasus

COZA Pastor raped my friend too — Stella Damasus

Star actress and film producer, Stella Damasus, has accused the Senior Pastor of the Common Wealth Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, of raping a friend of hers. Damasus made the fresh allegation in a series of tweets on Friday about the controversial Abuja-based flamboyant cleric, who is facing a similar allegation by one Mrs Busola Dakolo, wife of a popular ... Read More »