Agbotomokekere... Ibadan new chief Imam unveiled
Ibadan Muslim Community on Wednesday announced Sheikh AbdulGaniyy Abubakri (a.k.a Agbotomokekere) as the 18th Chief Imam of Ibadan land.
MAI-HAJJ advocates transparency in allocation of Hajj seats
A non-governmental organization, Media Awareness Initiative for Hajj (MAIHAJJ), has cautioned all the 36 states of the Federation, FCT, Armed Forces and other beneficiaries of 2015 Hajj seats allocation against racketeering which has become a common complaint in recent years.
When Crescent, Cross united to salvage Nigeria
EVENTS of March 28 as well as April 11, 2015 marked another milestone in our country’s march towards good governance. Nigerians trooped out in their multitude to elect those the “law” refers to as President, Governors, Senators and Members of House of Representatives and Members of House of Assembly.
Fulfill your electoral promises to Nigerians, Muslim groups urge Buhari
A cross section of Muslim groups in Nigeria have admonished the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill all his electoral promises to Nigerians in line with the Islamic injunctions as enshrined in the Holy Qur’an.
UNIFEMGA… celebrating commitment to better Nigeria
LAST Sunday in Lagos, the Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates’ Association (UNIFEMGA) held its flagship programme – public lecture/luncheon – featuring Prof. Is-haq Oloyede as guest speaker. The former Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin spoke on Cultural Pluralism as Challenge to the Effectiveness of University Education in Fostering the Culture of Dialogue and Understanding. The…
Ansar-Ud-Deen gets nod for Summit University
The quest for qualitative education by Islamic organisations may have received a boost, as the Federal Government recently approved the Summit University Offa, Kwara State, owned by Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria. The institution was among the nine new private universities approved by the Federal Executive Council recently.
Death of truth … Naira devaluation as metaphor
BUT our knowledge of what is the truth and our preparedness to do and say it does not often mean we shall always find ourselves among lovers of truth. Perhaps this explains why those who say the true often become villains while those who stand beside and behind falsehood are treated as heroes and heroines.
Six weeks for six years
He sets forth a Parable: a city enjoying security and quietude, abundantly supplied with sustenance from every place: Yet it was ungrateful for the favours of the Almighty: so He made it taste of hunger and terror like a garment (Q. 16:113) In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Brethren, these times are…
‘Our mandate is to satisfy our pilgrims, secure Allah’s pleasure’
ALTHOUGH, the yearly pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah, as fundamental pillar of Islam, embarked upon by Muslims worldwide is several months away, the Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board (MPWB), Lagos State has commenced process for the 2015 edition. The intending pilgrims, about 3000, have undergone screening exercise that ran between February 6 and 26, 2015. This…
How to entrench good governance culture, by Muslim groups
As the nation prepares to usher in a new political dispensation, some Muslim groups have emphasized the need for Nigeria to operate a true democratic system that is devoid of corrupt and reckless leaders. Indeed, the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni, (UMA) and the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), believed that the practice…
Rejigging National Youth Council for better output
The Commonwealth Peace Ambassador, Popoola Isiaka Olamilekan, has reinforced the need to reposition the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in order for it to achieve aims and objectives of its founding fathers. Olamilekan made the call while addressing some Nigerian youths as guest speaker at a programme recently held by members of Ahmadiyya…