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Controversy over law graduate’s insistence on hijab for bar ceremony


A Nigerian Law School graduate, Amasa Firdaus, who was refused her call to bar for failing to remove her hijab, has said her defiance was to challenge the status quo. The incident, which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Friday, has generated intense debate on the Internet. Firdaus, who spoke to TheCable and has been asked by the Muslim ...

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My Month of No More Reproach

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Pastor Amos Dada PhD. P.Eng amos.dada@gmail.com It is with great delight that I welcome you to this great month, the last but one in the year 2017 the month of November, our month of No More Reproach. I hear God say weeping may endure for the night but joy will come in the morning. All embarrassment and reproach you have ...

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Islamic State recaptures almost all of vital Syria border town


Islamic State group jihadists have recaptured nearly all of Albu Kamal, putting up a fierce fightback for what had been the last significant Syrian town under their control, a monitor said Saturday. Syrian regime forces and allied militia overran Albu Kamal, which lies on the border with Iraq, on Thursday but have since faced a string of IS counter-attacks. On ...

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CAN meets Buhari, insists Nigeria must withdraw from religious groups


Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors, renewing their call for the Federal Government to withdraw the country from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and other international religious bodies. They also asked that Nigeria cancel all treaties it had signed with such religious organisations. Speaking on behalf of the association, ...

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We didn’t endorse Fayose for president – CAN


The Christian Association of Nigeria says it has not endorsed the presidential ambition of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. The national leadership of the Christian body, in a statement on Thursday, described its reported endorsement of Fayose for President in 2019 as a farce. It urged the public to disregard the report. The statement quoted CAN’s Director of National ...

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Nigerian develops technology to help Muslims read Quran


The Founder and CEO of a Muslims-only social network, Tutlub, Mr. Yusuf Hassan, has developed a technology that can help Muslims track their Quran reading. The United Kingdom-based entrepreneur said the aim of developing the technology was to help at least 100,000 Nigerian Muslims complete reading the Quran every month in 2018. Even though there are Muslims who have always ...

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Pope Benedict XVI is doing fine, his secretary says


Vatican City, Oct. 24, 2017 (dpa/NAN) Speculation about Benedict XVI’s looming death is “fake news,” the retired pope’s secretary, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, said on Tuesday. “The fake news have all been proven wrong as a 90-year-old, he is well,” Gaenswein told reporters. He spoke during the presentation of a new CD of Renaissance religious music by the Sistine Chapel Choir. ...

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How God saved me from potential plane crash – Bishop Oyedepo


Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo on Friday recounted how he escaped a “potential plane crash” alongside those travelling with him. Oyedepo shared the testimony at the ‘Breakthrough Service’ held at the church’s world headquarters in Ota, Ogun State and broadcast to all the zonal centres of the church in Ota and Lagos. The Bishop told the congregation ...

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Vatican confirms kidnap of Italian priest in Benin


An Italian priest has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, church officials in both countries have said. Maurizio Pallu was snatched on Thursday in broad daylight by armed men just outside of Benin City, Italian media reports said. “Pope Francis has been informed about the Italian priest Maurizio Pallu kidnapped in Nigeria and he is praying for him,” chief ...

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Sukuk bonds are Sharia loan, Nigeria not an Islamic country —CAN

Rev. Musa Asake

The Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, has come down hard on the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, saying its opposition to the Sukuk Islamic bonds by the Federal Government shows that it is acting like a spoilt child. How do you respond?   In the first place, whoever that Ishaq is, I have gathered that he ...

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Kano declares Friday public holiday to mark Islamic New Year


The Kano State Government has declared Friday, September 22, as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. This is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba and issued to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday. The Islamic New Year, which is the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, coincides with activities marking the ...

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2,842 Kaduna pilgrims return home from Hajj


Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, on Saturday said a total of 2,842 pilgrims from Kaduna had returned home after performing 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia. The Board Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Abdullahi, made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna. Abdullahi said that the pilgrims returned by Medview and Max Air in ...

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Vatican recalls diplomat from US in child porn probe

cardinal George Pell

The Vatican has recalled a priest serving as an envoy in Washington and opened a child pornography investigation after US officials asked the church to lift his diplomatic immunity. The Vatican said Friday that US officials complained in August “of a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images by a member of the diplomatic corps of the Holy ...

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Updated: Two female bombers killed in Borno state

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Yesterday, two female suicide bombers were killed by the Police when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained injuries in the incident. Victor also said that the incident ...

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Vatican treasurer faces sexual assault charges

cardinal George Pell

Cardinal George Pell, one amongst the most senior figures in the Vatican will appear in the dock at Melbourne Magistrates Court for his first hearing since the charges were created by Victoria Police against him last month. The 76-year-old, who has strongly denied the charges, has been given an absence leave from his role at the Vatican as Secretariat for ...

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106 Chibok girls set to start school September – FG

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On Saturday, the federal government assured Nigerians that the 106 Chibok girls, who were freed by the Boko Haram insurgents, would finally resume school in September 2017. Minister of women Affairs and Social Development, Jummai Alhassan, said this during a special luncheon organized for the girls and their parents in Abuja. The rehabilitation and reintegration programmes organised for the girls ...

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Guinean President announces one day Prayer For Buhari


President of Guinea, Alpha Condé has asked all Muslims the in the country to hold a 24-hour prayer for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Condé announced this while delivering a speech to the country’s Council of Ministers during a meeting on Thursday. At the meeting, he expressed his concern for the sick Nigerian President and afterward declared that Friday ...

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South African court rules against single-religion schools

South Africa

By Robert Njeru The Johannesburg High Court has passed a ruling outlawing single-religion schools in South Africa. This means that it is now illegal for public schools to promote any one religion at the exclusion of others. This ruling has drawn mixed reactions from various circles. According to the High Court, promotion of any particular religion at schools is bound ...

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