Tag: Sharia

Blasphemy: Court acquits teenage boy sentenced to jail in Kano

A Kano high court of appeal sitting at Audu Bako secretariat has discharged and acquitted one Faruq Umar earlier sentence to 10 years jail on offence of blasphemy against Allah. Faruq Umar was convicted and sentenced to jail by upper Shari’a Court judge Aliyu Mohammad Kani, Filling Hockey division last[Read More…]

Kano Sharia Police bans ‘Black Friday’, says it’s ‘immoral’

The Kano State Hisbah Board has prohibited the conduct of the planned holiday clearance sales tagged “Black Friday” by a radio station in the state. The religious police, in a November 26 letter to the management of Cool FM 96.9 Kano, warned the station’s management that the demography of the[Read More…]

Auschwitz museum director begs Buhari for 13 year old boy jailed for blasphemy

The director of Auschwitz Museum, Piotr Cywi?ski has written to President Buhari and asked him to pardon 13-year old Omar Farouq sentenced for 10 years imprisonment. In a public statement, published on the organisation’s official Twitter page, the director says he could not remain indifferent to this disgraceful sentence for[Read More…]

Group condemns blasphemy death sentence by Kano sharia Court

Pro-Democracy and Human Rights group, Concerned Nigerians, has condemned the sentence to death by hanging of Kano based musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu for blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad. The group in a statement by its spokesman, Theophilus Abu Agada said; the death by hanging of Yahaya Sharif Aminu for blaspheming against[Read More…]

Lawmaker Sponsoring Nationwide Sharia In Nigeria Says It Seeks To Protect Christians

In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES Thursday, Abdullahi Salame, representing Gwadabawa/Illela federal constituency, Sokoto State, said his bill will actually protect Christians in the North. Salame is the lawmaker representing Gwadabawa/Illela federal constituency of Sokoto State. His bill titled, “A bill for an Act to alter Sections 262 and 277[Read More…]

Bishop Kukah Says Northern Elites Should Stop Pretending, “They’re Behind Boko Haram”

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has accused some northern Islamic elites of indirectly sponsoring the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents. Speaking on ‘the Muslim agenda for Nigeria: challenges of development and good governance’ at a conference organised by the Islamic Welfare Foundation at the Fountain University, Osogbo,[Read More…]

240,000 Bottles Of Beer Destroyed In Kano

Sharia Police enforcing Islamic law in the city of Kano have publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday. This was done to reduce ‘immoral’ behaviours in the area. The drinks had been seized from trucks coming into the city in recent weeks,  the Hisbah force tasked with enforcing[Read More…]