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Coronavirus: LASU suspends Jumah service at central mosque

The Lagos State University, LASU, Muslim Community has suspended Jumah Service at the university’s Central Mosque until further notice.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC wants Bishop Kukah sacked as national peace committee secretary

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called for the sacking of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, as the Secretary of National Peace Committee chaired by former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as part of its commitment to link the entire country by rail, Monday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group for the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard gauge railway line

President Buhari mourns General Abacha’s younger sister

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President noted that the deceased devoted her time on earth to care for the less-privileged and godly upbringing of her children.

Mother, two children burnt to death in Bauchi

A mother and her two children have been burnt to death in a fire disaster that occurred in Riban Garmu village, Dewu Ward in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.A mother and her two children have been burnt to death in a fire disaster that occurred in Riban Garmu village, Dewu Ward in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
A former Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Ahmed Hassan Jumare, has passed on.

Former Kaduna speaker Hassan Jumare passes on

A former Speaker and serving member of the House, Dr Aminu Shagali confirmed the news on Wednesday in a tweet, saying, “We regret to announce the demise of our former distinguished Honorable Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly (2013-2015), Hon. Ahmad Hassan Jumare (Branco), who lost his life after a brief illness, May Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Paradise.”
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan directs Muslims to look out for new month moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed Muslim to look out for the new moon of Jumada al-akhir 1442AH from Wednesday.

PDP: Zoning not subject of discourse yet

Ahead of the 2023 polls, National Secretary of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, has insisted that the issue of zoning formula is not a subject of discourse yet on the table of the party.
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Babangida Nguroje has lost his two sisters, Zainab and Hajiya Hadiza in an auto-accident.

Ex-Reps deputy speaker loses two sisters, brother-in-law, four kids in auto-accident

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Babangida Nguroje, has lost his two sisters, Zainab and Hajiya Hadiza in an auto-accident.
Tambari Yabo, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), is dead, newsmen report from Sokoto.

Former AIG Tambari Yabo passes on at 64

Newsmen learnt that Yabo died on Saturday, at the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto, at the age of 64, after a brief illness.

JNI: Bishop Kukah’s message’s a poisoned arrow fired at Islam, Muslims

Apex Muslim organization in Nigeria, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), has taken a swipe at Bishop Kukah’s Christmas homily, describing it as a poisoned arrow fired at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria.
Nigeria nominee and Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ishaq Usman Bello, has lost the bid to become a judge at the International Criminal Court (ICC) following his uninspiring performance at the poll.

FCT chief judge bows out service

The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ishaq Usman Bello, on Tuesday bowed out of service on the attainment of 65 years of age.
A former Minister of Education, Alhaji Dauda Birma, has died.

President Buhari: Ex-minister Dauda Birma a decent politician

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences over the death of the former Minister of Education, and Sarkin Gabas of Adamawa, Alhaji Dauda Birma, describing him as a decent politician.
The family of a young bride-to-be, Hassan Fari, has been thrown into mourning after their relative died on her wedding day.

Bride-to-be dies three hours to her wedding in Katsina

According to reports, the deceased, Fatima Hassan Fari died around 7:00 am on Saturday, January 2, 2021, three hours to her wedding which was slated for 10:00 am.
The building where the maiden edition of Kaduna sex party was to hold during the Yuletide, has been demolished by officials of the Kaduna State Urban Planing Development Agency (KASUPDA).

Shariah Council okays demolition of Kaduna sex party hotel

For demolishing the hotel where the maiden edition of Kaduna sex party was to take place, the Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria, has commended the Kaduna State Government, saying such illicit act will incur the wrath of God

Zazzau emirate losses two high ranking title holders

Zazzau Emirate on Friday lost two high ranking title holders: the Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashar Aminu who was one of the top contenders for the Zazzau throne and the Talban Zazzau, Alhaji Abdulkadir Pate.
The Chairman-CEO, National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan has urged all stakeholders in the recently launched Hajj Savings Scheme, HSS to make positive contributions to the growth of Hajj system

NAHCON boss: It’s un-Islamic to destroy life, property

Chairman/CEO, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Alhaji Zhikrullah Hassan, has warned Muslim youths to eschew any form of violence, while exercising their right of protest, adding that any demonstration or protest that leads to the destruction of life and property is un-Islamic.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor signs N213.9 billion 2021 budget into law

In his address shortly after signing the budget, Mohammed commended the House of Assembly for working in synergy with the Executive Council to get the budget approved within a short time.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu commiserates with Rabiu Kwankwaso over father’s demise

The All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with the former governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, over the demise of his father, Alhaji Musa Kwankwaso.

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FHA: Nigerian government set to provide 900 housing units in Oyo

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