Rajab: Watch out for new moon, Sultan tells Muslims

January 11, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has directed Muslim Ummah to watch for the new Moon of Rajab 1445 AH starting on Friday. The Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council Sokoto, Prof Sambo Janaidu announced in a statement on Thursday. The statement reads, Read More

Deaf Muslims urge govts to build boarding special school in Damaturu

December 30, 2023 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Association of Deaf Muslims in Nigeria (ADMUN) has appealed to the state and federal governments to build a boarding Special School for Deaf people in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital. The vice-president, National Association of Deaf Muslims in Nigeria, Mohammed Abubakar Sadiq, made the call Friday while briefing journalists on the on-going 32nd annual da’awa camp and National Conference Read More

Rojenny Muslim community seeks better Nigeria, preaches religious tolerance, peaceful co-existence

October 28, 2023 Editor 0

A Muslim community in Anambra has prayed for a more united and progressive Nigeria. The Muslim faithful made the call after Jumaat prayer at Rojenny Central Mosque, Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra state on Friday. Alhaji Mohammed Imam, Chief Imam of Rojenny Central Mosque, Oba and prominent indigenes of Oba, Obosi and Ichi communities sued for Read More

Tinubu, other Nigerians listed among most influential Muslims globally

October 15, 2023 Admin III 0

President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has for the first time been listed among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. The Nigerian leader was listed along with first class traditional ruler, the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and Read More

BASL felicitates Muslims, unveils OTP to reduce flight delays, cancellations

June 30, 2023 Admin III 0

Operator of the Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has assured that travellers and users of the gateway of maximum safety and security within and around the airport facility during and after Sallah festivities. A felicitation message to Muslims celebrating the Eid-el-Kabir, Head of Corporate Communications, Oluwatosin Onalaja, said BASL has continued to invest heavily Read More

NASS Leadership: Shettima apologises to Muslims over comments

June 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Vice President Kashim Shettima on Friday apologised to Nigerian Muslims over his comments on the leadership contest in the National Assembly. In the build-up to Tuesday’s election of the 10th Assembly, Shettima has said the most incompetent Southern Christian is better than the most puritanical Northern Muslim for the Presidency of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. His Read More

Bandits kill 2 in Niger community 

February 26, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

Two persons were reportedly killed and unspecified number of travelers abducted by bandits over the weekend in Tashar Amale Rafi local government area of Niger state.  It was learnt that the bandits also forcefully dispersed Muslims observing Jumaat prayers in a nearby mosque shooting sporadically.  A villager who spoke with journalists on condition of anonymity said,  “the bandits also engaged Read More

Breaking: Again, Dogara dumps APC for PDP

December 5, 2022 Admin III 0

As Muslim-Muslim ticket continue to divide the All progressive Congress (APc), the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has dumped the party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The presidential candidate of the PDP and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar received the former speaker in Lagos on Monday. Dogara had led the Northern Leaders Consultative Forum Read More

Why i’m neither a Christian, Muslim nor Orisa worshipper – Wole Soyinka speaks

November 21, 2022 Admin III 0

Foremost Nigerian author and world-famous Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has opened up about his religious life. He said he is neither a Christian, Muslim nor an Orisa Worshipper. He stated this on Sunday, 20 November at the public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays, Of Power and Freedom and the forthcoming release of a collection of poems. Soyinka was Read More

The economics of Hajj

November 11, 2022 Ahmad Muazu 0

The cost of Hajj has risen globally generating billions of dollars.Until the introduction of modern transportation system, most Muslims beyond the Arab world had little expectation of making this vital Islamic obligation. Before the mid 1950s the number of international pilgrims rarely exceeded 100,000 and modern Saudi institutions were still developing, yet by the year 2000 the number of pilgrims Read More

Maulud, a controversial act of worship

September 30, 2022 Admin III 0

For a while I chose not to speak on this topic not because my ink has nothing to contribute on it neither am I afraid of facing challenges, but it is just because some times I don’t want to get involved in a complicated issues. But now I find it a bit necessary to express my opinion on the matter. Read More

Both Christians and Muslims underdeveloped Nigeria – Oshiomhole

August 10, 2022 Admin III 0

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), tipped to play a prominent role in the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign, in this interview on Arise TV speaks on the Muslim-Muslim ticket, the APC campaign plans and why Tinubu will win the presidential contest. BODE OLAGOKE, monitored the interview. Excerpts Do you think your party stands a strong Read More

Vote God- fearing leaders in 2023, Islamic cleric tasks Muslims

August 1, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Universities don and Islamic cleric, Professor Abdul Afis Oladosu, has tasked Muslims in Nigeria to vote wisely for God- fearing leaders in the 2023 elections. Professor Oladosu stated this Sunday while delivering a lecture titled: “2023 General Elections: Muslims and the implications of an ambivalent righteous majority,” at Obafemi Awolowo stadium, Ibadan, to mark the new Islamic year, Hijrah1444 AH, Read More

Tinubu urges Muslims to re-dedicate themselves

July 8, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged Muslims to rededicate their lives to the command of Allah. Tinubu, in a Sallah message Friday, said Muslims should use the occasion to “place our faith in the compassion and wisdom of Allah and to be obedient to His instructions as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim.” He Read More

Shun anything that can trigger violence, Olubadan charges Muslims

July 8, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, on Friday tasked Muslims to shun anything that can trigger violence and see this year’s Eid el-Kabir celebrations as a time for sober reflection on the practice of Islam. Oba Lekan Balogun gave the task in his congratulatory message to Muslims across the country on this year’s Eid el-Kabir celebration signed on his Read More

Lawal Adamu Usman felicitates with Muslims on Eid-el-Kabir, calls for prayers

July 8, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidate for Kaduna central, Kaduna state in the 2023 elections, Lawal Adamu Usman, aka Mr LA, has felicitated with the Muslim ummah on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.  In a statement in Kaduna yesterday, the senatorial hopeful urged all Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests, and to promote harmony and tolerance Read More

Muslim women can wear hijab in public schools, Supreme court rules

June 17, 2022 Admin III 0

The Supreme Court has set aside, the restriction the Lagos state government placed on the use of hijab by female Muslim students in its public primary and secondary schools. In a split decision of a seven-man panel of Justices, of five to two, the Apex court affirmed the earlier decision of the Lagos Division of Court of Appeal, which nullified Read More

Muslim-Muslim ticket- APC won’t ride on cheap sentiments of religion, ethnicity – Lukman

June 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Vice Chairman, North-west of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Mohd. Lukman has warned that for the country to move forward, 2023 Presidential campaigns must not reduce important debates to sentimental considerations of ethnicity and religion. The former Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) said APC will not ride on cheap sentiments of religion and Read More

Insecurity: Muslims tasked on prayers for God’s intervention

April 15, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Muslims have been urged to use of the Ramadan period to seek Allah’s intervention in the insecurity bedevilling the country. A governorship aspirant in Zamfara state, Alhaji Sanusi Bala, Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta, made the call in a Ramadan message, Thursday. He said, “Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and a Read More

Baruwa greets Muslims on Ramadan, decries Abuja-Kaduna train attack

April 5, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa has sent greetings to Nigerian Muslims as they commence the 30-day long Ramadan fast. The religious obligation followed the sighting of the moon which signifies the commencement of the lunar month of Ramadan. In statement released in Abuja on Monday, Baruwa called on the Muslims to continue to Read More

Ramadan: Sultan advises Muslims to look for moon

March 31, 2022 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has directed Muslims in the country to start looking for the cresent of Ramadan today, Friday being the 1st of April, 2023 which is equivalent to 29th day of Sha’aban 1443 AH. This was contained in a press statement issued and made available to newsmen in Sokoto by the secretary , Read More

Taraba: Ishaku warns Muslim council against attempt to cause religious tension

January 24, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku has warned the leadership of the state Muslim Council against any attempt to cause religious or political tension in the state. Ishaku, who spoke to journalists in Jalingo through his Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu, said his administration would deal decisively with any group or individual whose aim is to disrupt Read More