Tag: Muslim

Bauchi suspends secretary of Muslim welfare board pending investigation outcome

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed has suspended the Executive Secretary of the Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alh. Abubakar Babangida Tafida pending the outcome of an investigation that has been instituted by the government into the operations of the Board. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Special[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Buhari says “The reality is that, 90 percent of Boko Haram victims are Muslims”

President Muhammadu Buhari says 90 percent of Boko Haram victims are Muslims and that the insurgents are seeking to use religion to divide Nigerians. He said there is no room for those who seek to divide Nigerians on the basis of religion. The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church[Read More…]

Governor el-Rufai Donates Cash To Christian Stabbed For Not Fasting In Kaduna By Muslim Youths

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai yesterday present ed an undisclosed amount to Francis Emmanuel Olokpo, 41, who was attacked and stabbed by Muslim youths for eating during fasting period. el-Rufai who had visited the victim at St. Gerald Hospital Wednesday morning, was at the hospital for the second time[Read More…]

Islamic Group Condemns Kano Blasphemy Killing In The Name of Religion

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), has condemned the murder of a market woman in Kano, Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, by a mob for alleged blasphemy. JNI, an Islamic organisation headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, described the killing as most unfortunate. In a statement in Kaduna by[Read More…]

Christian Family ‘Devastated’ After Daughter, 24, Is Kidnapped, Forced To Marry A Muslim Man

A Christian woman who was kidnapped in Pakistan last year is believed to have been forced to marry her Muslim captor, her family claims, reports UK DailyMail Newspaper. Student Maryam Mushtaq, 24, was abducted as she was walking with her younger brother on her way home from college in Lahore in[Read More…]

Irate Muslim Youths Burn Down Kano Court Over ‘Blasphemous Comment’

By Chris Nomjov Scores of Muslim youths in Kano on Thursday, burnt down a local court, located at Rijiya Lemu area of the state. The irate youths set the court ablaze over alleged ‘blasphemous comments’ credited to one Abdul Nyassect, leader of a local sect, Tijjaniyya. Sources disclosed that Nyassect[Read More…]

Almost All Of The 436 Mosques In The Central African Republic Have Been Destroyed

by Musa Abdullahi & Agency Reporter Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by months of vicious fighting between Christians and Muslims, the US ambassador to the United Nations said. Samantha Power spoke to reporters on Tuesday after a Security Council visit last[Read More…]

Tahir Sherrif: Why We Must Not Worry About Religious Ticketing

Great Zik of Africa began with two years, three hundred and nineteen days as Governor General, and followed it immediately with another two years, one hundred and seven days as President of Nigeria. Ironsi followed suit with merely a hundred and seventy seven days in office, he however paved the[Read More…]

Olajide Omojarabi: Dear Jos, We Still Remember

When the tension and trauma that trailed the Jos crisis began to subside, people started sharing stories of how they had managed to outlive death. In the house where we first lived when we moved to Jos, the story had been that the entire block of apartments had been thrown[Read More…]

Opinion: This Emir of Kano Must Not Be A Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The desideratum was unmistakable, the determination was indubitable, and the expectation to have it signed, sealed and delivered by the kingmakers was without an iota of doubt. The immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, verbalised it publicly that he wanted to be the Emir of[Read More…]