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Hijab-wearing, an inalienable right of every Muslim woman, say groups

As Muslim faithful celebrated World Hijab Day across the globe yesterday, a coalition of Muslim women groups, under the aegis of Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative, has urged all regulatory authorities in the country to uphold the provisions of the Constitution and ensure that Hijab-wearing Muslim women are not harassed or discriminated against in the society. The groups, comprising Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (Lagos State Area Unit), Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative; Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN Lagos), among others, said that...
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Moon aligns directly above Kaaba in Makkah’s Grand Mosque

The full moon appeared directly above the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Islam’s holiest site. The occurrence was witnessed by those in the vicinity of the mosque during the first hour of Friday. “This will be followed by the moon’s alignment with the Kaaba at 12:43:35 a.m. KSA time, or 09:43:34 GMT, at an altitude of 89.57.46 degrees,” Majed Abu Zahira, president of the Jeddah Astronomy Association, wrote on Instagram. “The moon’s disc will be fully illuminated at 99.9 percent at a distance of 381.125 kilometers from Earth....
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‘Nigeria’s unity important than ethnic bias’ MSSN Lagos

Muslim students have expressed concern over the growing spate of insecurity, tension, and economic downturn in the country. In a press release by the Amir (president) of the Muslim Students’ of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, Miftahudeen Thanni, the students urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be more proactive and re-strategise his approach in tackling insecurity in the country. Thanni explained that it is saddening that people were fanning the embers of disunity, ethnic and religious crisis in the country. He lamented that students and their parents were being subjected to...
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NAHCON launches Hajj saving scheme in Kwara State

Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, in conjunction with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has launched Hajj Savings Scheme to enable underprivileged Muslims have the opportunity to observe hajj pilgrimage. At the official launching ceremony in Ilorin, Kwara State, the NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, said the commission was determined to support poor Muslims who are willing to observe hajj pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam. Alhaji Hassan, represented by the Federal Commissioner, North Central Zone of the NAHCON, Hajia Halimah Jibril, explained that the scheme was...
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Nigeria second most expensive country to rent an apartment in Africa —Survey

Securing an apartment for rent in Nigeria is more expensive than any other country in Africa except for Seychelles, according to data by global data service provider Numbeo. The ranking released over the weekend, surveyed 23 African countries and showed that renting an apartment in Nigeria is five percent more expensive than last year, increasing to 28.91 index points in 2021 from 23.59 index points in 2020. Numbeo rankings are based on the average price of rent with New York City in the United State of America acting as the...
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MURIC backs Tinubu for president, says he’s a candidate with ‘impeccable pedigree’

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has thrown its weight behind Bola Tinubu for the 2023 presidency, stating that the former Lagos State governor has ‘impeccable pedigree’. This was contained in a statement issued on Monday night by the Director, MURIC, Ishaq Akintola, who said that Yoruba do not have to search too far as the leader of the ruling party has shown interest. Akintola further added that the best thing Yoruba people can do for the region is to rally behind Tinubu and ensure that he clinches power in 2023....
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Miyetti Allah concedes to ban on open grazing issued by Southwest Govs

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has conceded to the demands of South-West Governors to place a ban on open grazing in the region. This was contained in a statement issued on Monday night by The National President of MACBAN, Alhaji Muhammadu Kiruwa, who directed Fulani herders across the South-West to put an end to both night and under-aged grazing with immediate effect. Kiruwa who issued the statement while speaking at a meeting, also warned herders to henceforth desist from taking their cows to people’s farms for...
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Resumption: MSSN urges govts to enforce COVID-19 protocols in Schools

Following the directive on school resumption, the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, has advised governments across all levels to be cautious in the wake of coronavirus resurgence in the country. The Amir of MSSN Lagos State Area Unit, Miftahudeen Thanni, gave the advice in a press statement. He specifically urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure that the coronavirus guidelines are implemented in schools. However, Thanni also implored the state government to embrace digital learing in order to reduce the risk of students and staff contracting the...
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First batch of Nigerians depart for Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gradually resumed umrah pilgrimage for Muslims across the globe after it was suspended amid the spread of covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Nigerian pilgrims have again begun the umrah rites in the holy land as 75 pilgrims left recently for Saudi Arabia. The kingdom had suspended the umrah in March 2020 and later scaled back the annual hajj witch was a blow to millions of pilgrims around the world, amid fears that the coronavirus could spread to Islam’s holiest sites. The media unit of the National...
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Nigeria should leverage religion for national peace, group urges

The Network for Democracy and Development (NDD) has stressed the need for Nigeria to leverage religion to promote peaceful co-existence in the country. The group, in a communiqué after a virtual press conference, said the high degree of mutual mistrust among Nigerians and the attendant tension that this generates should be a matter of concern for all, as cries of marginalization – real and imagined – are rife across the country.The communiqué, signed by its National Coordinator, Tajudeen Alabede, said: “It is sad that Nigerians carry on as if the...
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