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Mauritania ‘blasphemy blogger’ in jail despite serving time

A young Mauritanian blogger whose death penalty for blasphemy was downgraded to a two-year sentence that ended in November is still in detention despite growing calls for his release.

Qaeda leader calls for killing of Jews, Americans over Jerusalem

A senior Al-Qaeda leader has called on Muslims “everywhere” to rise up and kill Jews and Americans in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

HRW denounces attacks on Sufi shrines in Libya

Human Rights Watch on Thursday denounced a series of attacks against shrines of the mystical Sufi branch of Sunni Islam in Libya by "extremist" militias.

APDA wants Nigerian businessmen abroad to invest at home

The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has called on Nigerian businessmen resident abroad to invest in the country.

Nine dead as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school – officials

Nine people were killed and dozens injured Friday when burqa-clad Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, officials said.

Eid-el- Maulud: Cleric urges Muslims to emulate Prophet Mohammed

The National Council of Muslim Youths Organisations (NACOMYO) has called on Muslims to emulate the virtues of Prophet Mohammed for peace and progress of the nation.

Nine dead as Taliban militants storm Pakistan school

Nine people were killed and dozens injured Friday when Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, officials said.

ISIS warned Egypt mosque before massacre – Sufi sheikh

A Sufi leader associated with a mosque where suspected Islamic State group gunmen massacred hundreds of worshippers in Egypt said on Tuesday the jihadists had visited the mosque to warn against holding Sufi rituals there.

Egypt mosque attack: Imam vows to return to finish sermon

The young Egyptian imam who survived the Sinai mosque massacre that killed 305 people vowed Sunday from his hospital bed to go back and resume the sermon he never finished.

Clashes as Pakistani police try to disperse Islamist sit-in

Pakistani forces clashed violently with hardline religious protesters in Islamabad Saturday, with at least one person killed, more than 130 injured and small demonstrations spreading to other cities after police cracked down on an Islamist sit-in.

Mauritanian prosecutors appeal sentence against ‘blasphemy’ blogger

Mauritanian prosecutors on Friday said they had appealed against a two-year prison term served on a blogger who had earlier received a death sentence for blasphemy.

Religious tourism: the white gold of Saudi Arabia

With global oil prices flailing, Saudi Arabia is turning to another natural resource: billions of dollars gained from religious tourism as the kingdom hosts the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Sallah: Let’s avoid another civil war – CAN president tells Nigerians

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Nigerians to avoid a second civil war in the country, saying no country has ever survived two civil wars.

Ooni charges Muslims to consider the less privileged

As Muslim faithful across the world celebrates the Eid-el-Kabir, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has appealed to Muslim faithful and people in authority to be generous to the less privileged.

Eid-el-Kabir: Kalu felicitates with Muslims, preaches peace

Eminent businessman and a former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has congratulated Muslim faithful across the country of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

Four Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Four Nigerian pilgrims to this year’s hajj in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, have died.

Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime.

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Armed policemen invade Kingsley Kuku’s residence

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