President Buhari, Amosun Mourn Alhaji Orunsolu, Chief Imam of Egbaland

  President Muhammadu Buhari and Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Senator Ibikunle Amosun have condoled with the government and people of Ogun State, as well as the family of Alhaji Liadi Orunsolu, the Chief Imam of Egbaland, who passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020, aged 98. In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), the President salutes the life of piety and utmost submission to the will of Almighty Allah lived by the departed, who was also President-General of League of Imams…

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Tribute to Waheed Bakare By Abdullah Shuaib

  By Abdullah Shuaib We became friends in 2008 when I assumed office as the pioneer Executive Director/CEO of Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation, Lagos, where I initiated media parley with the management of the foundation. Waheed Bakare was among the several Muslim journalists that honoured my invitation even though he knew me not before that time. Waheed, as popularly called was an unassuming person. That was the first impression I got from him on the first day of our meeting and remained consistent until his demise. Within the span of…

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FG Declares May 25th, 26th As Public Holidays To Mark Eid Al-Fitr

  The Federal Government has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eid al-Fitr Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. Aregbesola who called on them to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighborliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), also expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts…

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Eid-El-Fitr: Sultan Orders Muslims To Stay At Home

  The Sultan of Sokoto and Head of Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the suspension of Eid-el-Fitr congregational prayers in the outskirts of towns and cities across the country.   He gave the directive in a statement on Thursday by the JNI Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Aliyu.   The Sultan, who is also the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), urged Muslims to observe the Eid-el-Fitr prayer at home with family members, or alone in the case of an individual living alone.  …

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600 Orphans Benefit from Ramadan Palliatives, as Izalah Jos concludes Tafsir In Kebbi

  By Usman Aliyu Haruna, Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State Izalahtul bidi, a Wa’ikatus sunna with headquarters in Jos Wednesday concluded its month-long Ramadan Tafsir in Birnin Kebbi. The event, which was attended by a large number of Muslim faithfuls, had in attendance a former of the State House of Assembly member, Garba Bena, Personal Assistant to the Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Faruk Musa Inabo and other top clerics in the state. In his speech, the chairman committee for orphans, Garba Bena said a total of 600 orphans, this year, benefited…

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COVID-19: Observe Eid at Home, FG Tells Muslims

The Federal Government has urged Muslims nationwide to observe the end of Ramadan eid celebration in the safety of their homes. National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, made the appeal on Tuesday at a briefing of the committee. “The eid celebration is an important milestone that we urge our Muslim brothers and sisters to observe in the safety of their homes,” Aliyu said. He said: “The PTF would continue to work with states to align with national guidelines,” adding that state governments are still allowed to take…

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Ramadan: Govt. Urges Muslims to Observe Taraweeh Prayers at Home

The Lagos State Government has urged Muslim faithful across the State to observe their daily Taraweeh Prayers at home during the Ramadan fast as advised by Islamic Clerics and in compliance with the lockdown directive of the government. Speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Friday, the Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, urged all Muslims to perform all their prayers at home in order to fully comply with the social distancing order of the State Government. He recalled that “The State Government had banned all forms of Social,…

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Sultan Announces Commencement of Ramadan

The crescent moon heralding the Islamic month of Ramadan has been sighted in several states. The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, made the announcement Thursday. The Sultan said the crescent was sighted by Muslims of impeccable character in several states of the federation hence, tomorrow Friday, April 24, 2020, is declared Ramadan 1, 1441 A.H. The sighting of the moon is a practice for the commencement of Ramadan for Muslims globally. Earlier, several countries including Saudi Arabia had…

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COVID -19: Govt. Condemns Attack on Taskforce by Worshippers in Lagos

 The Lagos State COVID-19 Taskforce, mandated by the State Government to monitor and enforce compliance against public gatherings exceeding 25 people, was on Tuesday attacked by some Muslim worshippers at the Agege Central Mosque.   Speaking on the incident, the General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) and leader of the Taskforce, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe condemned the attack and described it as barbaric and uncalled for, saying “our people are out to protect the residents of the State and yet were attacked for doing their jobs”.   She stated…

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Kano Youths Burn Musician’s House Over Alleged Blasphemous Song Against Prophet Mohammed

Scores of youth stormed the Kano Hisbah office on Wednesday over an alleged blasphemy song against the Holy Prophet Muhammad. The protesters holding placards alleged that the government and the security agents in the state are reluctant to act over the matter. The convener of the protest, Idris Ibrahim (known as Baba Idris), said they came to notify the government to do the needful; otherwise, they will take the law into their hands. Mr Ibrahim said similar incidents had happened in the state in the past that were not attended…

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