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Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong

Governor Lalong greets Muslims at Eid-El-Kabir

Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Simon Bako Lalong, has rejoiced with Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of another Eid-el-Kabir, urging them not to allow the impact of the Corona virus pandemic to demoralise their faith.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins advocates unity for strength

Most Revd. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, has called for better synergy and understanding among adherents of all religions in the country, particularly Christians and Muslims in order to build a more united and prosperous nation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-El-Fitri: Police warn against opening of worship, event centers in Benue

The Benue state command of the Nigeria Police has warned worship centers as well as owners of event centers against opening their premises during the Sallah period.
Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on Sunday on the eastern oil-producing province of Qatif, home to all 11 people in the kingdom who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and suspended all schools and universities nationwide.

Saudi Islamic body recommends home worshipping during Ramadan

Saudi Arabia’s top Islamic authority has called on Muslims around the world to perform prayers at home during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
China’s embassy in Denmark has demanded an apology from daily Jyllands-Posten after it published a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles. Pic source from Jyllands-Posten- Niels Bo Bojesen

Danish newspaper’s virus cartoon angers China

A Danish newspaper refused to apologise to China on Tuesday over a satirical cartoon it ran about the deadly new virus that has killed dozens and infected thousands more.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged Muslims to regard the Eid-el-Maulud period as an opportunity for sober reflection and a time to demonstrate love.

Governor Lalong: Maulud provides opportunity for sober reflection, demonstration of love

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged Muslims to regard the Eid-el-Maulud period as an opportunity for sober reflection and a time to demonstrate love.
Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia ex-president Ben Ali buried in Medina

Tunisia’s former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was buried in the Muslim holy city of Medina on Saturday, witnesses said, after he died in exile in Saudi Arabia.
An Afghan man suspected of stabbing two American tourists last year at Amsterdam’s Central Station told judges on Monday he travelled to the Netherlands “to protect the Prophet Mohammed”.

Amsterdam stab suspect ‘wanted to protect Prophet Mohammed’

An Afghan man suspected of stabbing two American tourists last year at Amsterdam’s Central Station told judges on Monday he travelled to the Netherlands “to protect the Prophet Mohammed”.
Omoyele Sowore

Reps members urge President Buhari to release Omoyele Sowore in spirit of Sallah

The caucus also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the release of Publisher of SaharaReporters and Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, in the spirit of Sallah.

Two million expected in Mecca for hajj in Saudi Arabia

The annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia’s city of Mecca is one of five pillars of Islam that all Muslims who are able to are expected to complete at least once.
Simon Lalong

Eid-el-Fitr: Nigeria will be great if people adhere to teachings in Holy books –...

As Nigerian Muslims celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr, Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong, has said that the nation would be great if its citizens adhered to the teachings contained in the Holy books.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening arrived in Makkah from the city of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom.

Umrah: President Buhari leaves Madinah for Makkah

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening arrived in Makkah from the city of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom.

Muslims mark Eid el Maulud with sufi rituals and gifts

From sufis in Iraqi Kurdistan shaking their hair to rhythmic drumbeats, to Libyan children receiving toys and Egyptians swapping sweets — Muslims across the world celebrated Prophet Mohammed’s birthday on Tuesday.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Abubakar Sani-Bello urges Nigerians not to abandon APC

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has appealed to Nigerians not to discard the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general election because the APC remains the most credible, trusted and virile political party in the country.

Eid-el-Maulud: Simon Lalong urges fervent prayers for successful, peaceful elections

Governor Simon Lalong has called on Muslims to pray fervently for the successful conduct of the 2019 general elections.

European Court upholds Austrian conviction for disparaging Islam

Austrian courts did not violate the right to freedom of expression of a woman convicted for implying that the Prophet Mohammed was a paedophile, a European Court ruled on Thursday.
Asia Bibi

Pakistani Christian in final court appeal against blasphemy execution

Pakistan’s Supreme Court will begin hearing the final appeal Monday of a Christian mother on death row for blasphemy, a notorious case which could see her become the first to be executed under the controversial laws.

Ooni harps on economic benefits of festival

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has asked investors to see festival as a veritable tool for economic advancements and to tap into it.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari, Governor Masari meet at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, met with the governor of his home state, Katsina, Aminu Masari.The agenda of the meeting held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, has yet to be made public as of the time of filing this report.

Family issues/crises, predispose individuals to drug abuse – psychologist

A Clinical Psychologist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Mrs Ijeoma Laluwoye, says family issues and crises could predispose individuals, especially adolescents and youths, to drug abuse.

INEC to conduct first election under coronavirus

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Nasarawa Central state constituency bye-election in Nasarawa State next Saturday will be used to test-run the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.

Ogoni clean-up: We’ve restored five sites in three local councils – HYPREP

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project handling the clean-up of Ogoniland said it has restored five polluted sites out of the 21 it started in January 2019.

Protesting varsity workers, security officers clash in Benin

Protesting Staff and Pensioners of the College of Education, now Tayo Akpata University of Education, Ekiadolor, clashed with security officers at Edo Government House in Benin, during a peaceful protest.