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Man accidentally beheads himself during Islamic celebration

Man accidentally beheads himself during Islamic celebration

A religious celebration was marred by tragedy this week as a man participating in a traditional Islamic mourning ritual accidentally beheaded himself. Mohammed Sayum was displaying his prowess at swordsmanship in the Nalanda district of Bihar, in east India, as part of a ritual procession known as the Mourning of Muharram. According to reports, Sayum, 60, accidentally cut his own ... Read More »

NAHCON concludes Hajj 2019 return journey three days ahead of schedule

NAHCON concludes Hajj 2019 return journey three days ahead of schedule

  Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad in badge number 001 and others offering prayer at the conclusion of the exercise* The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) late Wednesday night announced that it had concluded Hajj 2019 return journey back to Nigeria three days ahead of schedule. Making the announcement was Fatima Sanda Usara, Head, Public Affairs, who on behalf of ... Read More »

Shiites have right to practice faith – Falana

Shiites have right to practice faith – Falana

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria and a human rights activist has affirmed the right of the Shiite Islamic sect to practice their religion. He recalled that the Federal government clarified IMN’s proscription to the effect that the fundamental right of the Shiites to freedom of religion has not been abrogated. “To the extent that the Shiites are observing a ... Read More »

Breaking: Talks ongoing at highest levels on demolished Port Harcourt Mosque, says NSCIA

Breaking: Talks ongoing at highest levels on demolished Port Harcourt Mosque, says NSCIA

  L-R: Sultan, Gov Wike* The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has finally spoken up on the raging controversy over the alleged demolition in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital by the administration of Governor Nyeson Wike. It says contacts and talks are being made on the matter at the highest levels and urged Muslims  “to continue to exercise ... Read More »

Road Construction: MFM Relocates Monthly Programme  From Lagos- Ibadan Expressway

Road Construction: MFM Relocates Monthly Programme  From Lagos- Ibadan Expressway

  The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) has temporarily relocated her monthly Power Must Change Hands programme from the Prayer City, Lagos-Ibadan expressway, to her International Headquarters at Onike, in Yaba, Lagos, with effect from the September edition. The power-packed programme is held in the morning hours of the first Saturday of every month. According to the Assistant ... Read More »

CAN to FG: We Are Opposed To RUGA Program, Control Of Waterways Bill

CAN to FG: We Are Opposed To RUGA Program, Control Of Waterways Bill

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has told the Federal Government to jettison the planned RUGA scheme, saying the association was opposed to the implementation of the programme anywhere in Nigeria. On May 21, the Federal Government approved what it termed the RUGA settlement scheme, to curb open grazing of animals nationwide. RUGA entails the settlement of animals by farmers ... Read More »

Demolition of Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in Port Harcourt: Setting the record straight- Lawyer

Demolition of Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in Port Harcourt: Setting the record straight- Lawyer

  By Barrister Abū Sa’eed, Muḥammad Saheed Background Trans-Amadi Central Mosque, Port Harcourt is duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act.   By a Deed of Conveyance prepared by its Solicitors in the law firm of OLORIEGBE & CO in the year, 2008, the entire land, measuring about 2187.914 square ... Read More »

Viewpoint:Trans-Amadi Mosque, Rivers Muslims and Wike’s Mischief- MPAC

Viewpoint:Trans-Amadi Mosque, Rivers Muslims and Wike’s Mischief- MPAC

  OUR VIEW AT MPAC By ABDULWAREES SOLANKE Director of Media and Strategic Communication Muslim Public Affairs Center Regulation of public life is not a complex affair. It is public interest based. At the root of regulatory enforcement is the need to maintain public peace and order. There is no doubt about this. So, when a state enforcement agency purportedly ... Read More »

Return journey of Nigerian Pilgrims Enters Ninth Day

Return journey of Nigerian Pilgrims Enters Ninth Day

  By Fatima Sanda Usara Airlift of Nigerian pilgrims back into the country is in its ninth day having begun as scheduled, on the 17th of August, 2019. The two participating airlines, namely Max Air and FlyNas have operated a total of 21 flights that conveyed 9, 658 pilgrims back to Nigeria. Distribution of the flights so far shows Max ... Read More »

I didn’t demolish any mosque, says Gov Wike

I didn’t demolish any mosque, says Gov Wike

  RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT DID NOT DEMOLISH ANY MOSQUE SAYS GOVERNOR WIKE PRESS STATEMENT Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described as unfortunate the false Information being circulated that the State Government demolished a Mosque in Port Harcourt, saying that the false report was planted by mischief makers to create disaffection. Addressing journalists at the location on Biambo Street ... Read More »

MURIC condemns Gov Wike over demolition of Mosque in Port Harcourt

MURIC condemns Gov Wike over demolition of Mosque in Port Harcourt

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has denounced the Tuesday 20th August, 2019 demolition of theTrans-Amadi Central Mosque in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by the State government. According to MURIC, the demolition is the most odious and insidious attack on an Islamic landmark in that part of the country in recent times. In a statement issued by the Director of MURIC, ... Read More »

NAHCON medical official dies in Saudi Arabia

NAHCON medical official dies in Saudi Arabia

  As pilgrims the world over embark on  homeward trips back to their respective countries after the 2019 Hajj rites in Saudi Arabia, a medical official of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) reportedly died on Saturday night. The deceased, identified as Nurse Aminu, reportedly died in his sleep in Saudi Arabia. Aminu was an indigene of Zaria, Kaduna State. Read More »

NAHCON delegation assesses Nigerian clinics in Makkah

NAHCON delegation assesses Nigerian clinics in Makkah

  By Fatima Sanda Usara A delegation of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) comprising board members, senior management staff and journalists on Sunday, 18th August, visited seven Nigerian clinics within Makkah to assess the level of their operations. Chief Doctor, Dr Usman Galadima, took the team, headed by board member representing Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Nura Rimi, round ... Read More »

Reduce Backlog Of 20m Unemployed – President Buhari urges ministers

Reduce Backlog Of 20m Unemployed – President Buhari urges ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all 43 ministers to help reduce the unemployment rate in Nigeria by initiating policies that would make the economy buoyant again. The president who retained the petroleum portfolio made the charge after administering the oath of office on the ministers at the Aso Villa in Abuja. He words: “I am convinced that we can build ... Read More »

Flight departs Jeddah for home with 432 Lagos pilgrims- NAHCON

Flight departs Jeddah for home with 432 Lagos pilgrims- NAHCON

  Following the completion of the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, fight FLYNAS XY7434 departed Jeddah to Lagos at 15:00hrs on Saturday. A statement from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Command and Control Centre indicated that it had 432 Lagos State pilgrims onboard. According to the statement, “Today, 17/08/2019 FLYNAS XY7434 departed Jeddah to Lagos at 15:00hrs with ... Read More »

NAHCON congratulates Saudi Arabia on successful completion of 2019 Hajj

NAHCON congratulates Saudi Arabia on successful completion of 2019 Hajj

  “The NAHCON Chairman praised the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for their professional handling of the event which resulted in an event-free exercise.” NAHCON CONGRATULATES SAUDI ARABIA FOR SUCCESFULLY CONCLUDING 2019 HAJJ SEASON The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, congratulates the Saudi Arabian government for successfully hosting Pilgrims from all over the world ... Read More »

Makkah: A ‘VIP’ pilgrimage in five-star hotels

Makkah: A ‘VIP’ pilgrimage in five-star hotels

  FIVE-STAR hotels with views of Islam’s holiest site and luxury hajj pilgrimage packages are attracting a super-wealthy clientele and establishing Mecca as the capital of premium religious tourism. Mecca’s finest hotels are lavishly appointed with shimmering marble, fine wood panelling and vast chandeliers, serving super-wealthy pilgrims from around the world. At one of the high-end establishments, the main selling ... Read More »

Photo news: Omo-Agege, Governors pay Buhari Sallah homage in Daura

Photo news: Omo-Agege, Governors pay Buhari Sallah homage in Daura

  *The DSP, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (right), Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and President Muhammadu Buhari during the visit.* Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and governors from the different states of the federation of Tuesday paid Eid-el Kabir homage to President Muhammadu Buhari in his Daura, Katsina State country home. Read More »

Eid: Let’s emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s steadfastness- Gov Abiodun

Eid: Let’s emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s steadfastness- Gov Abiodun

GOODWILL MESSAGE BY THE GOVERNOR OF OGUN STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, PRINCE DAPO ABIODUN, MFR ON THE 2019 EID-EL-KABIR FESTIVAL, HELD ON SUNDAY, 11TH AUGUST, 2019 On behalf of your Government, I wish all our Muslims faithfuls a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration. It is my prayer that we will celebrate many more of Eid-el-Kabir in good health and prosperity. There are numerous ... Read More »

Eid: Buhari urges Muslims to put virtues of Islam to practice

Eid: Buhari urges Muslims to put virtues of Islam to practice

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said the greatest commitment to Islam is for Muslims to put its good virtues into practice, and by making justice and righteousness the guiding principle of their everyday life. In his Eid el-Kabir Sallah message to Muslims in the country, President Buhari explained that “we should be the mirror through which others see the good ... Read More »