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Christian State: MURIC wants Gov Wike called to order

Christian State: MURIC wants Gov Wike called to order

The declaration by governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, declared two days ago that the state is a Christian State has elicited reaction from a Muslim group. The governor made the statement during a crusade organized by the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Church in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State. However, an Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) ... Read More »

June 12: MURIC applauds Buhari, says he is hero of the moment

June 12: MURIC applauds Buhari, says he is hero of the moment

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for making June 12 Nigeria’s official Democracy Day. In a statement issued by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Wednesday 12th June, 2019, MURIC said “President Muhammadu Buhari is the hero of the moment. He deserves accolades for coming out boldly to do what several regimes lacked the guts to ... Read More »

Kidnapping: Use carrot and stick method, says MURIC in Eid message

Kidnapping: Use carrot and stick method, says MURIC in Eid message

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advocated the use of carrot and stick method as a panacea to the scourge of kidnapping rampaging several parts of Nigeria. According to the human rights organization, security agencies should take the battle to the kidnappers while government should introduce welfare packages for the poor. This was contained in the Id Al-Fitr message issued ... Read More »

Rivers, Zamfara outcomes confirm Buhari’s integrity-MURIC

Rivers, Zamfara outcomes confirm Buhari’s integrity-MURIC

An Islamic human rights group has compared the noninterference stance of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) in the 2019 elections in Rivers and Zamfara states to the Federal-induced pressure in Ekiti and Rivers states in the Jonathanian period. In a public statement issued by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Wednesday, 29th May, 2019, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) maintained that Buhari ... Read More »

MURIC asks NASS to withdraw new stringent media accreditation rules

MURIC asks NASS to withdraw new stringent media accreditation rules

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked the National Assembly management to withdraw its recent rules stipulating stringent accreditation conditions for media houses and journalists. Among such restrictions are the imposition of strict rules for renewal and the need for a print media house to prove that it circulates at least 40,000 copies daily. Other new pre-requisites include evidence that a ... Read More »

MURIC hails FG over June 12 celebration

MURIC hails FG over June 12 celebration

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed the Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) over the elaborate activities lined up for the celebration of June 12 this year. The group gave the commendation in a statement issued by the Founder and Director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, 20th May, 2019. The Federal Governanment through the Minister ... Read More »

Ramadan: MURIC wants amnesty for 54 soldiers serving 10-year jail term

Ramadan: MURIC wants amnesty for 54 soldiers serving 10-year jail term

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to grant presidential pardon to the 54 soldiers who are currently serving a 10-year jail term. The Islamic human rights organization made the appeal in a press statement issued on Monday, 13th May, 2019. The statement was signed by MURIC’s Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. According to MURIC, the ... 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 »

MURIC hails conviction of Onnoghen by CCT

MURIC hails conviction of Onnoghen by CCT

An Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed the conviction of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. The suspended CJN was pronounced guilty this afternoon Thursday 18th April, 2019 by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) headed by Danladi Umar. Onnoghen was accused of making false assets declaration. MURIC’s endorsement of the tribunal’s ... Read More »

MURIC mourns Alhaji H.A.B. Fashinro

MURIC mourns Alhaji H.A.B. Fashinro

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has mourned the passage of Alhaji H.A.B. Fashinro who died on Sunday, 31st March, at the age of 99. The nonagarian  was a distinguished senator in the First Republic, the first clerk of Lagos City Council and one of the founding fathers of Lagos. Pa Fashinro also served for many years as the chairman of ... Read More »

MURIC faults FG on hijab saga

MURIC faults FG on hijab saga

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has faulted a statement credited to the Federal Government (FG) on the hijab saga. FG was quoted last week as saying that it would not interfere in the hijab imbroglio which has embroiled the South West. This was disclosed in a press statement issued by the Islamic human rights organization on Tuesday 26th March, 2019. The ... Read More »

MURIC condemns terror attack against New Zealand mosque

MURIC condemns terror attack against New Zealand mosque

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the massacre of forty nine (49) innocent Muslim worshippers which occurred during Jumu‘ah prayer in ChristChurch, New Zealand on Friday 15th March, 2019. MURIC, an Islamic human rights organization, described the killing as a sadistic, vicious and brutish terrorist act. MURIC’s reaction was contained in a press statement issued on Saturday, 16th March, ... Read More »

Reject candidates who manifest religious fanaticism, MURIC tells voters

Reject candidates who manifest religious fanaticism, MURIC tells voters

As the gubernatorial and house of assembly elections draw near, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised Nigerians to reject candidates who manifest religious fanaticism. This was stated in a press statement signed by the Director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Wednesday, 6th March, 2019. “We have to get things right in this country. We heard some ... Read More »

MURIC praises Fayemi, urges him to balance cabinet

MURIC praises Fayemi, urges him to balance cabinet

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State as a fair minded person, while also urging him to ensure fairness in the composition of his cabinet. Dr. Fayemi, who became governor after the July 14 2018 gubernatorial election, is yet to announce a cabinet. The commendation and request were made by the human rights organization ... Read More »

Buhari’s re-election reward for good governance- MURIC

Buhari’s re-election reward for good governance- MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari as a reward for good governance. In its congratulatory message, MURIC described Buhari’s victory as well-deserved and prayed for Allah’s protection and guidance for him. The message was contained in a press statement signed by the Founder and Director of the group, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Wednesday, ... Read More »

MURIC CONDEMNS KADUNA KILLING

MURIC CONDEMNS KADUNA KILLING

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the latest killing in Kaduna State by yet to be identified gunmen as announced by the state government on Friday. MURIC described the killings as barbaric, inhuman and provocative. In a press statement issued by the director and founder of the organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola, the group said it wascertain that the killings ... Read More »

Muslims feel comfortable with Osinbajo – MURIC

Muslims feel comfortable with Osinbajo – MURIC

… Felicitates with him for surviving crash Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is the kind of Christian leader Muslims will be comfortable with any time any day, the Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC) has said. MURIC said this in a congratulatory message to the vice president for surviving Saturday’s helicopter crash. The helicopter crash-landed in Kogi State on Saturday 2nd February, 2019. ... Read More »

Nobody has the rights to deny Muslims use of hijab- MURIC

Nobody has the rights to deny Muslims use of hijab- MURIC

“The courts have made favourable pronouncements, yet school authorities refuse to obey. The state governments have approved hijab, yet fanatical principals and teachers are still persecuting our daughters. Enough is enough. Government and the security agents will not do anything until we Muslims exhibit the political will to liberate ourselves. It is time for action. It is time for determined ... Read More »

MURIC backs Buhari on suspension of Onnoghen

MURIC backs Buhari on suspension of Onnoghen

The Muslim Rights Concern( MURIC) has endorsed the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. MURIC’s reaction was contained in a statement issued and signed by the director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola. According to him “The former CJN has lost the confidence of Nigerians. He has seriously tarnished the ... Read More »

MURIC chides Atiku, Oshiomole over utterances

MURIC chides Atiku, Oshiomole over utterances

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has issued a stern warning to the former vice president and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as well as the former governor of Edo State and chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomole over what it described as ‘frivolous pronouncements’. It will be recalled that Atiku Abubakar ... Read More »