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90 % intending pilgrims decline 2020 Hajj fares refund – FG

The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Sikirullah Kunle-Hassan has said that more than 90 per cent of the 2020 intending pilgrims, have declined the refund of their hajj fare. Kunle Hassan announced this when he paid a working visit to Ilorin on Wednesday The Nigeria intending pilgrims from the 36 states and […]

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MURIC denies link to terror

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Wednesday, said it had uncovered the person who accused it of collecting money from a terrorist group, the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP). ISWAP is a splinter of Boko- Haram that has been causing unrest in North-eastern Nigeria for over a decade now. MURIC had in a […]

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Foundation offers mentorship for First Class Muslim students

The First-Class Muslim Foundation (FCMF), a nongovernmental organisation that celebrates and mentors exceptional Muslim students and graduates, has held its first leadership programme on the video conferencing platform, Zoom. The event, which was held for five days, kicked off on Friday, August 14, 2020, and ended on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, was aimed at providing […]

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OIC scribe eulogises global youths

The Secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, has paid tribute to the half a billion young men and women throughout the Islamic world for their “remarkable contribution to improving our world” and acknowledged their important role in development. He described the young Muslims as the springs of energy, […]

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‘Why we honoured Pantami’

After careful and painstaking assessment of the efforts of current Federal Executive Council (FEC) Ministers, Muslim News Nigeria has announced the choice of the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami as the best performing Muslim Minister in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that Pantami was sworn-in as […]

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Islamic insurance firm presents N15m surplus cheques to policyholders

Noor Takaful, a leading Islamic Insurance firm in Nigeria, for the second consecutive year, has announced the distribution of surplus (cashback) payment worth over N15 million to participants (policyholders) who did not make claim as part of efforts aimed at promoting ethical insurance in Nigeria. The company has also announced the launch of its Mobile […]

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NAHCON seeks support for proposed hajj training institute, savings scheme

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has sought support for the success of the proposed Hajj Training Institute (HTI) and the Hajj Savings Scheme (HSS). Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, solicited support for the commission’s two initiatives when he visited the Kaduna State Pilgrims’ Welfare Board in Kaduna. A statement signed by NAHCON’s […]

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Group demands check on hate speeches

THE Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) has condemned what it called the incessant hate speeches grounded in falsehood and ethnic and religious intolerance across the country. The organisation, in a statement by its national coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, accused some political and other elites of promoting religious and ethnic parochialism in order to […]

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States’ Pilgrim Boards mull 2020 Hajj deposits’ refund

The pilgrims welfare boards in States across Nigeria have begun plan to refund deposits made by intending pilgrims who could not attend 2020 Hajj due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, who confirmed this also approved the setting up of a Committee to refund Hajj deposits to the affected intending […]

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Lagos NIREC ex-chair tasks clerics on COVID-19

A former co-chairman of the Nigeria Inter-Relgious Council (NIREC) in Lagos State, Dr Abdullahi Shuaib, has urged religious leaders to prioritise messages of hope in their preaching to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the people. He made the plea during a virtual ‘Faith Leaders’ Dialogue Forum’ organised by the Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace, […]