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Ramadan: Borno Deputy Governor Dukwa commends Dangote Foundation for donating N200m worth food items

Ramadan: Borno Deputy Governor Dukwa commends Dangote Foundation for donating N200m worth food items

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Deputy Governor, Hon. Usman Mamman Durkwa has commended Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation and Mrs Zoiera Youssoufou, MD/CEO of Aliko Dangote Foundation for donating food items worth N200 million for onward distribution to thousands of people especially the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during this year’s 2019 Ramadan Kareem. The Deputy ... Read More »

Ramadan: Federal Lawmaker Elect in Borno distributes Food Items worth Millions of Naira To Constituents

Ramadan: Federal Lawmaker Elect in Borno distributes Food Items worth Millions of Naira To Constituents

    BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Member House of Representatives -Elect on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Magumeri, Kaga and Gubio Federal Constituency, Borno State, Hon. Usman Zannah has distributed bags of rice, sugar and other assorted relief items worth millions of naira as part of Ramadan gifts/spirit to the good people of his constituents. Presenting ... Read More »

Nigerian Company Apologies For Branding Pork Halal

Nigerian Company Apologies For Branding Pork Halal

Yesterday, the Nigerian Muslim community woke up to a rude shock, following viral social media images of packaged pork meat supposedly for public consumption, with a symbol authenticating same as Halal (lawful) for Muslims. The picture of the packaged “halal pork”, one of the products of B.W Foods Limited, Akowonjo, Lagos, went viral on social media platforms, as Muslim netizens ... Read More »

Oloyede to Chair Muslim Media group Ramadan lecture

Oloyede to Chair Muslim Media group Ramadan lecture

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Secretary-General , Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) will on Saturday chair the 13th Ramadan lecture of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) Abuja alongside prominent Nigerians. The chapter Chairman, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in a press statement said the lecture will centre on “Fulfilling Electoral Promises” and would be delivered by Dr Musa Olaofe, Missioner, Ansar ud-Deen ... Read More »

Ramadan: Gov Sani-Bello urges Muslims to pray for peace and unity of Nigeria

Ramadan: Gov Sani-Bello urges Muslims to pray for peace and unity of Nigeria

…CAUTIONS TRADERS ON ABRUPT INCREASE IN COMMODITY PRICES Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has urged Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security of the country noting that no meaningful development can take place in an atmosphere of insecurity. The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, advised the Ummah to ... Read More »

Ramadan: Pray for release of Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls,  MURIC tells Muslims

Ramadan: Pray for release of Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls, MURIC tells Muslims

As Nigerian Muslims joined their counterparts all over the world in commencing this year’s Ramadan fast on Monday 6 th May, 2019, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged them to pray for the release of Leah Sharibu and other Chibok school girls in the captive of Boko Haram terrorists. The group spoke in a press statement issued by it’s ... Read More »

Ramadan Starts Tomorrow, Monday – Sultan Of Sokoto

Ramadan Starts Tomorrow, Monday – Sultan Of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Sa’ad III has declared tomorrow, Monday, as Ramadan 1, 1440 A.H, marking the beginning of the month-long compulsory fast. The Amir-ul-Mu’mineen of the Nigerian Muslims and Sultan of Sokoto made the announcement via @moonsightingng, the official Twitter handle of the National Moon ... Read More »

Look out for Ramadan crescent on Sunday, National Moon Sighting Committee tells Muslims

Look out for Ramadan crescent on Sunday, National Moon Sighting Committee tells Muslims

The National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs ( NSCIA) has asked Muslims in the country to look out for the Ramadan crescent on Sunday. Professor Usman A. El-Nafaty made the statement on behalf of the committee. He said:”Coming Sunday, 5th May 2019G is the 29th of Sha’baan 1440H and hence the first day ... Read More »

Buhari commiserates with Christians on death of Bishop Obembe

Buhari commiserates with Christians on death of Bishop Obembe

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent heartfelt condolence to the family, relations, friends, and the Christendom in general, on the passage of Bishop Lanre Obembe. Obembe, the founder of El Shaddai Bible Church, Ikoyi, Lagos, died of undisclosed ailment on Tuesday, at the age of 63. Buhari spoke in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi ... Read More »

Bishop Lanre Obembe, ex PFN Chairman dies at 63

Bishop Lanre Obembe, ex PFN Chairman dies at 63

Archbishop Lanre Obembe, founder of El Shaddai Bible Church, Ikoyi, Lagos, is dead. Aged 63,Obembe died of an undisclosed ailment on Tuesday, according to family sources. He was a former Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Lagos state chapter. Read More »

Group protests Makinde’s stand barring outgoing Oyo Muslim Pilgrims Board from 2019 Hajj operations

Group protests Makinde’s stand barring outgoing Oyo Muslim Pilgrims Board from 2019 Hajj operations

Independent Hajj Reporters IHR, a civil society organisation that reports hajj activities has faulted the position of the Oyo State Governor-Elect, Mr Seyi Makinde over his comments that he will not be bound to abide by the 2019 hajj preparations made by Oyo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board that transcend beyond May 29th. This was contained in a statement signed ... Read More »

IWF gets new national officers

IWF gets new national officers

A new set of leaders have been appointed to run the affairs of the Welfare Foundation (IWF). A statement from the foundation made available to The State Online listed the new leaders as: Engr Abu Salami- National Coordinator, Dr Yunus Daud- Deputy National Coordinator, Prof Suleiman Salami- National Secretary, Dr Abdulkareem Oloyede- Deputy National Secretary and Omotunde Olawale- Treasurer. The ... Read More »

President Buhari mourns Hajiya Omoti, former FOMWAN National Leader

President Buhari mourns Hajiya Omoti, former FOMWAN National Leader

President Muhammadu Buhari sends heartfelt condolences to the Omoti family on the demise of Hajiya Amina Omoti, the immediate past National President (Amirah) of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN). The President also commiserates with the government and people of Edo State, the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, FOMWAN and the entire Nigerian ... Read More »

Redeemer’s University, Ede Muslim community on war path over land

Redeemer’s University, Ede Muslim community on war path over land

There is an imminent religious crisis in Osun State, as Ededimeji Muslim Community and Redeemer’s University are at loggerheads over parcels of land in Ede. The Muslim community, at a press conference in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State on Tuesday, accused the faith-based university of allegedly encroaching 611 acres belonging to the community. Mr. Wasiu AbdulAzeez, who spoke on ... Read More »

CAN hails release of Zainab Aliyu, tasks Buhari on Leah Sharibu

CAN hails release of Zainab Aliyu, tasks Buhari on Leah Sharibu

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 northern states and the FCT has hailed efforts by the Nigerian government in securing the release from Saudi Arabia of Zainab Aliyu who had drugs planted in her luggage by a cartel at the Mallam Aminu Airport, Kano. A statement from the association’s Public Relations Officer, Rev. Joseph John Hayab, said, ... Read More »

Lecture-Managing Diversity: Wither The Muslims?, By Dr. Luqman Zakariyah

Lecture-Managing Diversity: Wither The Muslims?, By Dr. Luqman Zakariyah

MANAGING DIVERSITY: WHITHER THE MUSLIMS إدارة التنوع: أين المسلمون An Associate Professor and Head, Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory) from the International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM), Dr. Luqman Zakariyah delivered a great presentation on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Main Auditorium, University of Lagos, the venue of the 25th Silver Jubilee Pre-Ramadan Lecture ... Read More »

We must combat extremism- Full text of Gov Oyetola’s speech at UNILAG Muslim Alumni Pre-Ramadan Lecture

We must combat extremism- Full text of Gov Oyetola’s speech at UNILAG Muslim Alumni Pre-Ramadan Lecture

SPEECH BY GOVERNOR, STATE OF OSUN, ALHAJI ISIAKA GBOYEGA OYETOLA, AT THE 25TH ANNUAL PRE-RAMADHAN LECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS MUSLIM ALUMNI (UMA), HELD AT PROF. J.F. ADE-AJAYI AUDITORIUM, ON 28 APRIL 2019 (23RD SHA’BAN 1440AH). Protocols I would like to appreciate the organizers of this programme for the honour bestowed on me to chair this august occasion – ... Read More »

Sultan, Osun Governor, others preach tolerance at Unilag Muslim Alumni pre-Ramadan Lecture

Sultan, Osun Governor, others preach tolerance at Unilag Muslim Alumni pre-Ramadan Lecture

Dignitaries who gathered at the University of Lagos on Sunday, April 28 for the Annual pre-Ramadan Lecture of the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) have urged Nigerians to imbibe tolerance and peaceful co-existence. The dignitaries, included the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III; Governor Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State; Oba Rilwanu Akiolu of Lagos; Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, ... Read More »

NAHCON warns Hajj Tour Operators on Licence fees deadline

NAHCON warns Hajj Tour Operators on Licence fees deadline

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has noticed that, some 2019 Hajj Tour Operators are yet to pay their Licenses’ fees. The deadline for the payment is before or on Tuesday, 30th April – 2019. Failure to comply with this deadline, will means automatic forfeiture of their 2019 Hajj License, as the Commission will delist the company accordingly. Signed: ... Read More »

South Korea economy unexpectedly contracts in first quarter, worst since global financial crisis

South Korea economy unexpectedly contracts in first quarter, worst since global financial crisis

South Korea’s economy unexpectedly shrank in the first quarter, marking its worst performance since the global financial crisis, as government spending failed to keep up the previous quarter’s strong pace and as companies slashed investment, Reuters reports. The shock contraction reinforced financial market views that the central bank is likely to make a U-turn on policy, shifting to an easing ... Read More »