Muslim scholars, CAN seek Inter-Religious Council’s return

Religious leaders including the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul- Lateef Abdul-Akeem and Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, among others, have urged concerned stakeholders to resuscitate the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), especially at the national level. This position taken towards addressing the rising spate of insecurity across the country was made known in Lagos at the fourth edition of the International Conference on Love and Tolerance organised by an international Foundation- UFUK Dialogue Foundation. Themed; “Countering Violent…

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Muslim population surges halal products’ demands to record high

The geometric growth in the population of Muslims in the World has surged demands for halal products’ to a record high. Global market research company, Euromonitor International, which unveiled via webinar the latest trends shaping the halal market, added that companies now race to benefit from a pool of untapped consumers. “Population changes, increasing disposable income and growing internet penetration are some of the key factors driving growth of halal products demands. “Disposable income of countries with the top five biggest Muslim-populations such as Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Iran, have…

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Christian, Muslim women ready to actualise peace in Nigeria

TThe interfaith council of Christian and Muslim Women Associations, Kaduna, has sworn to actualize peace in Nigeria despite every provocation along religious boundaries. The women rose from a joint solidarity prayer meeting held on Friday, with a firm resolve to make peaceful coexistence amongst Christian and Muslims in the country a reality. The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Kaduna State, and one of the distinguished guest at the event, Prof. Kabiru Mato, urged women to assume their responsibility as mothers and stand at the forefront toward actualising…

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Muslim cleric held with human parts in Lagos

…says I want to use them for money rituals   Detectives attached to Lagos State Police Command yesterday arrested a Muslim cleric, Alfa Kayode Abdulfatai, with human parts at Alakuko area. Policemen from Alakuko Police Division arrested Abdulfatai at Okeidumola Street, where the human parts were kept in a room. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, who visited the apartment where the human parts were kept, disclosed that the suspect was arrested following report from residents. He said the suspect’s arrest was part of the gains of community…

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Muslim body advocates hijab for female soldiers, lawyers

The Council of Muslim Organisations (CMO) yesterday advocated the inclusion of freedom of female Muslims in the Code of Conduct book of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Nigerian Law School as well as other paramilitary and national agencies based on the provisions of Section 38 of the Nigerian Constitution to wear hijab. Besides, the body at a press conference in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, also stood against the abolition of female circumcision, saying the practice, while different from Female Genital Mutilation, is a religious injunction that all Muslim faithful must…

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Lagos challenges Muslim youths on right mindset, nation building

The Lagos state government has challenged the Muslim youths on right mindset of the nation building, entrenchment of moral brightness, entrepreneurship, and brotherhood. The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, who was said to have declared this at the formal opening of the 104th Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit at the Human Capital Development Centre, Epe, also urged religious leaders in the state to shun activities that may result to religious crisis among faithful of different religions.…

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Muslim students rally Sultan, others for 104th IVC

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has rallied the Sultan of Sokoto and President of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, for the 104th Islamic Vacation Course (IVC), apex assembly of members of the group. Amir (Coordinator) of the MSSN B-Zone, Alhaji Alaran Mushafau, who said this in a statement, maintained that the 10-day programme themed; “The Evidence” would also be attended by the Chief Imam of Federal Polytechnic Ede, Dr. Taofeek Adekunle Abdul Hameed. The organization, which was according to him, established…

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