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The Muslim Rights Concern has appealed for calm following the escalation of violence in the #EndSARS protest. The Islamic human rights director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday. He also hailed the young Nigerians for demanding an end to harassment and intimidation in the hands of men of the Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS). “Nigeria’s #EndSARS crisis which escalated in the last 48 hours has led to...

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Religious leaders in Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to improve the present security situation in the country and bring relief to the citizenry. In separate interviews, the religious leaders noted that some parts of the country are battling with insecurity. The state chairman of the Christian Association in Nigeria CAN Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza and the State Chairman Muslim council Alhaji Gambo Jika in an interview explained that the security...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round Umrah pilgrimage from October 4, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, seven months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the first stage, “6,000 citizens and residents within the kingdom will be allowed to perform the umrah per day from October 4”, the ministry said in a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency. Visitors from outside the kingdom...

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In order to cement the relationship and enhance peaceful co-existence among adherents of Islam and Christianity, a nondenominational Christian organization, Seed Sowers Ministry International, has organized a football tournament which was held at Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) Cathedral Jimeta Yola. According to the Founder, Seed Sowers Ministry International, Dean Rev. Ozumba Nicodemus said the game is being played by both Muslim and Christian youths with a view to promoting peaceful coexistence. “The...

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Mr. Frank Tietie, an Abuja based lawyer and Human Rights activist, says the newly amended Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) poses no threat to religious freedom. Tietie spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari signed CAMA into law on Aug. 7, to facilitate the ease of doing business in the country. But a part of the law, particularly section 839, was...

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At least three members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites have been reportedly killed by the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Kaduna State. The West African Pilot News gathered that the Shi’ite members were holding their Ashura annual mourning session when the police attacked them at Hayin Bello area of Kaduna metropolis. The President Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed that three of their...

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As Mosques reopen in Ekiti after the COVID-19 lockdown, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), says individuals are expected to come with private praying mats and ablution kettles. Alhaji Kunle Sanni, President, NSCIA EKiti chapter, in a statement on Thursday, said the services in the Mosque would be in line with directives of government on COVID-19 protocol. Sanni said an investigation by the religious body had confirmed that a substantial number of Mosques...

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President Muhammadu Buhari will observe the Eid-el Kabir prayers with his family at home, just as he did during the Eid-el Fitr over two months ago. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday. The presidential aide stated that Buhari’s decision was in line with advisories from the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Presidential Task Force (PTF)...

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Dahiru Usman Bauchi, an Islamic scholar and leader of Almajiri has kicked against the ban on Almajiri by the Northern governors saying it is an infringement on human rights. In an interview with The Sun Newspaper, Usman stated that the constitution gives everyone the right to practice any religion of choice. “The constitution of the country gives us the freedom to practice our religion the way we want it. Our biggest religion is the Quran....

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The Federal Government has rejected the new levels of misrepresentation in the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom Report on Nigeria. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made this position known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. The report released by the UK based Group on International Religious Freedom Report on Nigeria on June 15, had alleged that the Nigerian government was allowing...

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