Ahmadiya rallies leaders for Nigeria’s moral regeneration confab

MSSN tasks parents, guardians to enrol wards for Qur’anic, Arabic education   The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at has rallied religious and traditional leaders in Nigeria for a summit on moral regeneration and job creation. The group, which said this in a statement to herald its 4th Eastern Regional Economic Summit tagged “Jalsa Tarbiya” for moral training, in Warri, Delta State, added that the conference tagged: Recognition of God: A true means of salvation, is to held under the leadership of the Amir Sahib (National President), Dr. Moshu’ud Aderenle Fashola. This came…

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Hajj 2019: Presidency approves N1.5m tentative deposit for pilgrims

115 firms secure licenses for Hajj, Ummrah operations   The Presidency has approved N1.5 milion fare to be paid as tentative deposit by intending pilgrims for 2019 hajj operations. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), a commission at the Presidency, which declared this, noted that it had issued operations approvals for 115 firms for this year’s Hajj and Ummrah. This came as the biometric registration for intending pilgrims, which began in November, 2018, entered fifth month. The registration requires a tentative deposit of N1.5m in bank draft with any…

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Combat terrorism with religious education in schools, cleric tells FG

Director, Right Path Arabic Institute, Ustadh Yunus Al- Imam, has called on government at all levels to encourage religious education in the country’s institution of learning to teach the youths the dangers inherent in embracing terrorism and also for the achievement of peaceful coexistence among different ethnic groups in Nigeria. Al-Ìmam made this assertion at a pre-event press briefing held in Lagos where he announced that third edition of annual haflah (graduation) ceremony for students in the intermediate and advanced classes of the institute will hold Sunday 31 at the…

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CIO urges politicians to heal elections’ wound, eschew violence

…says Buhari, Osinbajo must consolidate fight against corruption   The Conference of Islamic Organisations (CIO), an umbrella for various Islamic organisations in Nigeria, has urged politicians to heal wounds caused by the electioneering for the just concluded elections. The Islamic organisations, which said this during a press conference in Lagos, maintained that this could be achieved by being magnanimous in victory and humble in defeat. At a briefing held on the state of the nation at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, the clerics (Ulamau) Forum of CIO, while congratulating…

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83 Nigerians benefit as Jaiz Bank surges CSR investment

Islamic bank, Jaiz has surged investments for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Eighty three youths, sponsored by the Jaiz Charity Development Foundation – a CSR by the banks – have completed flexible short skills development courses in vegetable farming, video camera operation and editing at the Flexible Skills Development Centre of the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos. Speaking during the graduation, the Chief Executive Officer of the JAIZ Charity Development Foundation, Imam Abdullahi Shuaib, said the foundation sponsored the programme “because it is in line with its focus area.”…

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NSCIA calls for calm over New Zealand’s mosque attack

Apex Islamic group in Nigeria, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islanic Affairs (NSCIA) has appealed for calm and restraint by the Muslim ummah over the terrorist attack in New Zealand’s Mosque in, which 51 Muslims were shot dead. The group, which said this in a statement, also condemned in strong tems, the terrorist attacks that also led 20 people injured. In a statement signed by the Council’s Deputy Secretary General, Prof. Salisu Shehu, the NSCIA regretted that, “while many right-thinking people and governments across the world have expressed outrage at such…

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You lied against Sultan, MURIC tells Fani-Kayode

Says former minister plans to cause war through utterances   The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has come down hard of former minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode accusing him of peddling outright lie against the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Fani-Kayode has earlier claimed that the Sultan who is the leader of Muslim faithful in the country said that presidential candidate of the main opposition party in the just concluded 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a…

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Countdown for 2019 Ramadan, Hajj begins

Rajab hits 7 today, reduces Ramadan’s commencement beneath 82 days       The countdown to the beginning of 2019 Ramadan and Hajj operations has begun in earnest. The two cardinal events are parts of the five pillars of Islam expected to be observed by all faithful. Rajab, the seventh month of the lunar calendar, checks by New Telegraph showed, hit its seventh day today and this has reduces the commencement of Ramadan to 82 days. Hajj 2019, further checks showed, would tentatively commence on Friday, 9th of August 2019…

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Hajj: Do not conceal your health status, FG tells intending pilgrims

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The Federal Government has tasked intending pilgrims for the 2o19 Hajj to desist from concealing their health status. The government said this as medical screening began for pilgrims across the country. At the medical test for intending pilgrims of Lagos State, checks by New Telegraph showed, the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board stated that the process was part of the conditions to acertain the fitness of the pilgrims and fit to perform the Hajj exercise. He reiterated the commitment of the Board to fulfil all righteousness as required by the…

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MURIC to Nigerians: Reject fanatical candidates

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. “We have to get things right in this country. We heard some people making laughable predictions before the presidential elections. Their prognostications came to nothing. Some of them even said the president would die if he tried to contest. Well, you all saw what happened. T…

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