Ambode celebrates May 29 at Islamic lecture

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has celebrated Democracy Day with Muslim faithful, saying despite all that had been achieved in the past, Lagos was still a work in progress, and that conscious efforts would continue to be made to further invest in infrastructural development to make life easier for the citizens. Governor Ambode, who spoke at a special Ramadan Tafsir and prayer held in Epe to commemorate the three years of his administration and Democracy Day, justified the massive infrastructural renewal across the length and breadth of the…

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Terrorism not linked to religion, ethnicity, Sultan insists

  …scolds religious leaders calling for war   Terrorism has no connection to religion or ethnicity, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has insisted as he cautioned religious groups and leaders against comments that would mislead their followers into war. Abubakar who gave the warning while addressing some Sokoto residents, heads of security agencies, religious leaders and journalists during a Ramadan breakfast dinner held at his palace, maintained that the some comments credited to some religious leaders “means the Boko Haram group is winning the war because that…

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Ramadan: Group feeds 2,000 destitutes

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Concerned with the poverty rate in the country, the Counseling Ambassador Organisation of Nigeria, a faith based Non-Governmental Organisation, has fed over 2,000 destitute persons at Oko Baba in Ebute Metta area of Lagos state. Speaking on the development, the President of the NGO, Pastor Regina Obasa said that the gesture was carried out in the spirit of Ramadan, saying that the prevailing economic challenges in the country prompted the desire of the organization to give the less privileged. While calling on other well-meaning Nigerians and Corporate Organisations, to complement…

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Ramadan: ‘Why Buhari, govs must declare emergency in prison sector

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on President Buhari, and all state governors to declare emergency in the prison sector. The group, which said this in its Ramadan message also called on the Chief Justice of the Federation and all state Chief Judges to reflect on the statement of love and mercy by Prophet Muhammed in relation to the condition of inmates of Nigerian prisons nationwide during this Ramadan. “We must think of how they too can benefit from the special qualities of Ramadan,” MURIC said in a statement…

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Scholar : Fasting in Ramadan a unique act of worship

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An Islamic scholar, Ustaz Ismail Busayr, has charged fasting Muslims to imbibe the virtues of endurance, patience, perseverance, and resoluteness. Ustaz Busayr who said this at a pre-Ramadan lecture on “Muslims and Nation Building” organized jointly by Organisation of Tadhamunul Muslimeen (OTM) and The Muslim Congress (TMC), described fasting in the coming month of Ramadan as “unique” since Allah says He will reward those who are observing it after claiming its ownership. The uniqueness of fasting in Ramadan, he said, was more pronounced because it involved hours of attachment to…

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Search for new Ramadan crescent, Sultan tasks Muslims

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Highest body of Muslim Ummah in Nigeria, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, has urged Muslims in the country to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1439 AH immediately after sunset on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1439 AH. The NSCIA, which said this in a statement on Tuesday also felicitated with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Ramadan, 1439 A.H. “The…

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Hajj: NAHCON harps on e-hajj registration for pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has urged State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards to ensure full compliance with the electronic Hajj (E-Hajj) registration system as part of the requirements demanded by the Saudi Arabian Hajj authorities for 2018 Hajj. This is to ensure transparency, fair play, justice and equity in the entire Hajj operations. The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NAHCON, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad gave the order at the National Mosque Library hall while addressing ICT officials of the State Boards/Commissions/ Agencies who were in Abuja for a one-day training…

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How Ramadan crescent will appear on May 16 –NASRDA

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PROCESS First conjunction of the moon will occur at about 12:48pm on Tuesday, 15th May, 2018, but will later appear in Nigeria on Wednesday at 12.05 hours   The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has given details of how the crescent for this year’s Islamic lunar month of fasting,Ramadan, would be visible on May 16. Muslims commence Ramadan fast a day after the appearance the crescent or after the completion of 30 days of Sha’abaan, the immediate month preceding Ramadan. “NASRDA has successfully calculated and predicted that the…

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Nigeria validates 95, 000 Hajj quota, slashes 2018 fares

Nigeria has validated its 95, 000 Hajj quota as it plan to roll out sharing formula for 36 states of the federation. Kano state, New Telegraph gathered exclusively, is to have the biggest share of the quota as arrangement is being made to release the template “any moment.” The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has also released hajj fare template in which the fare is slashed, making it the first time in the last 10 years in which a fare is lower than what is obtainable in the previous…

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Al-Habibiyah takes anti-corruption fight to religious groups

A non-governmental organization of the Al-Habibiyah Islamic Society known as The Just Foundation has sought collaboration of the Kogi state council of Ulamah and Jama’atul Nasurul Islam (JNI) for its anti corruption crusade in the state. The Executive Director of the Foundation and Chief Imam of Al-Habibiyah, Imam Fuad Adeyemi, who said this while addressing the groups separately, maintained that the fight against corruption in Nigeria needed a multisectoral approach for it to succeed. Imam Adeyemi said that the organization, which is being supported by the MacArthur Foundation, is carrying…

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