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Islamic New Year: Makinde to declare Hijra holiday in Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from 2022 year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community. Makinde made the declaration during the celebration of 2021 Mawlud Nabiyy, held at the Remembrance Arcade of the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan. He stressed the need for the Muslim faithful and non-Muslims as well to continue to peacefully coexist. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor said the state will always rise above the antics...
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How our monarchs, parents can truly preserve Yoruba language – Obasa

– Olota of Otta honours Speaker with traditional title – Says Obasa’s leadership of the Assembly has benefitted Awori people in Lagos The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has urged traditional rulers in the Southwestern part of Nigeria to continue to protect the culture and tradition of the people of the zone by constantly speaking the Yoruba language. Speaker Obasa made the plea on Tuesday at the palace of the Olota of Otta, His Royal Majesty, Prof Adeyemi Obalanlege, where he was...
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Cryptocurrency Ban: CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele honours Senate’s invitation

The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele has arrived at the National Assembly to honour the request by the Senate Joint Committee on Banking Insurance and other financial institutions, (including ICT and cybercrime) to brief on the opportunities and threats of cryptocurrency on the nation’s economy. The decision by the Senate to invite the CBN governor is sequel to a motion by a federal lawmaker, Senator Istifanus Gyang during plenary on February 11, on the CBN’s directive to stop financial institutions from transactions in cryptocurrencies and matters arising from them. The federal...
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Senate confirms nomination of Ex-Service Chiefs as Ambassadors

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors, despite criticisms in some quarters. They are former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; and the former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas. Others are former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, and the former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman. The Senate Minority Leader Enyinaya Abaribe, however, questioned the nomination and confirmation of the ex-service...
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Norrenberger launches Islamic ethical fund

Norrenberger, a financial services group, has launched its Islamic fund, an ethical investment vehicle aimed at meeting the diversified investment needs of clients in alignment with ethical beliefs and practices. The Norrenberger Islamic Fund is registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and it is an open-ended mutual fund designed to provide investors with a low-risk investment option with stable and competitive returns in short, medium, and long term. Application list for the ethical mutual fund opened yesteday and would close on March 31, 2021. Managing Director, Norrenberger Investment...
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AUD marks Diamond Jubilee at Jumat service

ANSAR-UD-DEEN (AUD) High School, Falolu, Surulere, Lagos, has commemorated its 60-year anniversary with thanksgiving to Almighty Allah. The anniversary was held during the Jumat service at the Ansar-Ud-Deen Society Central Mosque, Ajao Road, Surulere. Speaking during the thanksgiving to mark the anniversary the National President of AUD High School Old Student Association (AHOSA), set of 1977, Rafiu Williams, said the alma mater has had great impact on all the students who passed through the school. He said: “The founders made a conscious effort to give the school more than a...
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Snow covers sites holy to Islam, Judaism, Christianity in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: Jerusa­lem woke up to the rare experience of seeing its holy sites covered in snow on Thursday, with the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall under a layer of white after an overnight snowstorm. Before dawn children were up hurling snowballs at each other outside the Old City gates, as the faithful trudged to sites holy to Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The snowstorm began on Wednesday evening, leading the authorities to shut down public transportation and block the main road to Jerusalem. But as it eased overnight...
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MNAwards: Pantami named Nigerian Muslim Personality Of The Year 2020

Muslim News Nigeria has announced winners at the 2020 media awards, tagged #MNAwards to celebrate Muslim achievers who have excelled and made the Muslim community proud in Nigeria and globally. The award, which is in its third year, features additional categories honour Muslim professionals in media, health, law, finance and entertainment industries. The Publisher, Muslim Mews, Rasheed Abubakar, who initiated the awards in 2018 to celebrate unsung Muslim achievers, said investigations carried out by the committee showed that the winners participated in countless public awareness programmes, including the campaign against...
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MURIC bemoans ethnic killings in Ibadan

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned ethnic killings and called on law enforcement agents to fish out those responsible for the killing and arson at Shasha, Ibadan, Oyo State. Director, MURIC, Ishaq Akintola, called on the Oyo State Government to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the crisis. Akintola said: “We of MURIC strongly denounce the ethnic killings which occurred at Shasha, Ibadan, on Friday and Saturday February 12-13, 2021. That ugly and unfortunate incident is a manifestation of barbarism in its highest form. We reiterate our condemnation...
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Ramadan is two months away – Prof. Afis Oladosu

A couple of days ago, the Muslim world began the countdown to the sacred month of Ramadan. It did when the crescent, which signaled the beginning of the month of Rajab, appeared in the horizon. The month of Rajab is the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. Arabic linguists would remind us that the lexical definition of the word Rajab, particularly when it is converted to the tri-literal verb –rajaba, means, “to respect”. In other words, the word Rajab speaks to the essence of the month- a month in which...
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