MURIC: Buhari’s govt best since independence

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the best since Nigeria got independence in 1960. In a statement on Tuesday, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC’s director, said corruption has been a major problem and it is only Buhari’s government that has tackled it decisively. Akintola said Buhari has been fighting corruption since 1983 when he had a stint as a military head of state. “We adjudge the Buhari administration as the best in post-independence Nigeria. Everyone agrees that corruption is the bane of Nigeria’s development. All…

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Be magnanimous in victory, MURIC tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari must adopt a new dogma in the few months to come: that the winner did not win because he is the best; neither did the loser lose because he is the worst. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), which said this in a reaction to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, added that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should also join hands with the President in moving the country forward. “Let us see no winner, no vanquished. The only entity we should see is Nigeria. This is…

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MURIC: Fake newsmongers mull destabilization of Muslims, Christians’ co-existence

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has debunked a message trending on social media alerting Christians not to attend a crusade tagged, “We Are One” because Muslims planned the crusade with the intention of bombing the venue in order to kill all Christians in Nigeria. The organisation’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola in a statement described the message as fake news and advised Nigerian Christians to ignore it. “We are aware of a message now trending among Christians on social media. The message which was meant for Nigerian Christians only was leaked…

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Hajj, Sallah ram not compulsory for the poor – MURIC

As Nigerian Muslims warm up to join counterparts all over the World for the Eid-il-Adha festival, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has cautioned them to spend within the limit of their incomes. MURIC, which said this in a statement, also came down hard on pilgrims who embark on hajj to change teeth to gold and for other primordial reasons. The group declared as unIslamic, practice by some people who borrow money to slaughter ram for the festival. “Just like hajj, the sacrifice of ram is only for those who have…

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Again, MURIC advocates six months maternity leave

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has received the backing of an Islamic human rights organization in his recent call for six monhs maternity leave for Nigerian women. It will be recalled that the minister made the call at the flagoff and policy dialogue of the World breastfeeding week in Abuja on 1st August, 2018. Reacting to the minister’s plea, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) said the call was timely, germane and salutary. According to the group, exclusive breastfeeding is Allah-given fundamental right of every child. It argued that the…

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UK gets first female Sharia judge

I want more women in Sharia law, says Judge Britain’s first female Shari’ah court judge, Dr. Amra Bone, believes her trailblazing path shall inspire other women to follow. This came as more Muslims reacted to the historic call to bar of Firdausa Amasa to bar with her hijab on. Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola, said that the Nigerian law school had succeeded in restoring the confidence of Nigerian Muslims in legal education by giving recognition to the identity of Amasa. The Nigerian law school called Amasa and…

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