Badoo scare rocks MSSN, forces group to cancel training camp

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit has ordered its branches in Ikorodu to cancel its planned holiday Training camp in the area over activities of Badoo cultists. The HTC camp, themed, ‘The inheritors’, was scheduled to hold this July across the 44 area councils in Lagos State to train students on different skills. The Amir of MSSN in Lagos State, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, who gave the order during the organisation’s Executive Council meeting at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijaniki, maintained that cancellation order came…

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Protest as Saudi corners airlift of 42700 Nigeria pilgrims

Adeola Yusuf A protest is brewing as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia secured right to airlift 42,750 Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj rites. In the new arrangement, which sidelines some of the Nigerians’ aircarriers, FlyNas, a Saudi carrier secured airlift of Ogun and Armed Forces pilgrims for 2017 Hajj operations. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Nigeria and Saudi showed that the quota system is being implemented in phases beginning with 25 per cent in 2015, 35 per cent in 2016, 45 per cent in 2017 and ultimately 50 per…

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Muslim groups kick against bill on full amnesty for ‘looters’

  Muslim groups in Nigeria have kicked against the House of Representatives for considering a bill, which allegedly seeks full amnesty for treasury looters in Nigeria. A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Linus Okorie from Ebonyi State, has reportedly sponsored the bill, which had scaled through the first reading within two weeks of its introduction on 14th June and it was scheduled for the second reading this month. One of the groups, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) stated that it was flabbergasted by the audacity of members of the…

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Students task police on Igbonla kidnapping

  The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has expressed displeasure over the continuous detainment of six kidnapped students of Model College, Igbonla by their abductors. The Amir (President) of the MSSN in Lagos State, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, said the inability of security operatives to rescue the pupils after 40 days showed that security in Lagos needed to be improved upon. It will be recalled that six students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe,were abducted by armed men on 25th May, 2017 in the school hostel. He specifically…

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Eid-el-Fitri: Sultan sets Muslims in Sallah mood, urges lookout for new moon

  President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslim faithful to, by Saturday, begin a search for new crescent, which could signifies the end of Ramadan 2017. The Ramadan fast, which commenced on May 27, would be in its 29th day on June 24. Muslims fast obligatorily for 29 or 30 days every year in fulfillment of their religious obligation. The end of the exercise is usually determined by the sighting of a new moon. If it is not sighted on the…

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Outrage greets Ramadan dates, fruits’ scandal

  Outrage has greeted Ramadan dates, fruits’ scandal in Nigeria, notwithstanding the apology tendered by the Nigerian government to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Many Muslim faithful who took to both conventional and social media to condemn the act, described the alleged fruits’ diversion as the peak of man inhumanity to man. The dates, edible sweet fruits worth millions of naira shipped from Saudi Arabia as free Ramadan gifts for millions of Muslim faithful in the Internally Displaced Persons IDP camp, which was diverted for sale, according to checks by…

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Ogun Correspondents Chapel holds 6th Ramadan lecture

The Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council will on Tuesday June 13, hold its annual Ramadan lecture. A statement by the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Daud Olatunji, said an erudite scholar and the Chief Imam of University of Abuja, Professor Taofiq Abdulazeez, will be the guest lecturer. The theme of the lecture is “Media and Good Governance: The Islamic Perspective.” The Chairman of the occasion is the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraj Adekunbi. The statement also said the Minister of…

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Muslims fume over masqueraders attack on Ekiti mosque

…demand arrest, prosecution of culprits   BLAME Group blames hostile attitude of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, towards Muslims in the state for being responsible for the attack     Muslim faithful has kicked against the attack by masqueraders on the Central Mosque in Ekiti State, demanding that those responsible for the attack be brought to book to forestall religion crisis. Masquerades attacked Muslims inside the Central Mosque in Ikun Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, May, 30th. The incident occurred about 7p.m in…

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Why Muslims must support educational system –Kaka

The ailing educational system in Nigeria need the support of all and sundry, especially the Muslim faithful to avoid imminent collapse, a chieftain of Ansar-ud-deen and former deputy governor of Ogun state, Alhaji Adegbenga Kaka, has said. Kaka, who stated this when he donated a building project comprising a hall and four laboratories to the Ansar-ud-deen Model College in Oke Sopen area in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area to commemorate his birthday, maintained that the project was in appreciation of God’s faithfulness and grace to him, adding that it…

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S’Arabia to rake in N3.61bn on sacrificial rams’ fees from Nigerian pilgrims

Nigerian pilgrims are to pay about N3.61 billion as fees for sacrificial rams for 2017 Hajj operations, checks by New Telegraph have shown. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), which gave this hint, revealed that each of the pilgrims would pay N38,000 for Idaya (sacrificial rams) for hitch-free operations during the 2017 Hajj. The Saudi Arabia authority recently announced the lifting of the 20 per cent restriction on all pilgrims worldwide due to the renovation and expansion works at the holy sites in the kingdom, surging Nigeria’s quota from…

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