Author: Sahid Salau The Nigerian Muslim Media Watch Group (MMWG) advises Islamic scholars and clerics, especially those who will be using mass media to preach during Ramadan, to focus their messages on reducing the moral bankruptcy of society and reconnecting people with God. In a statement signed by its national coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, on Thursday, the MMWG urged the preachers to focus on enlightening people to the true teachings of Islam and avoid wasting…"MMWG counsels preachers on Ramadan lectures –"
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Merciful. Almighty Allah admonishes allegorically in Qur’an 3:10-18, “Those who reject the faith, whether their property or their (countless) descendants, will use whatever is theirs against Allah: they themselves are nothing but is fuel for the fire. (Their situation) is no better than Pharaoh’s people and their ancestors: they denied My signs, and Allah called them to account for their sins. For God’s punishment is severe.…"Benefits of fasting in Islam –"
Mohammad Sabiou | Kaduna The Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation (ZSF) distributed food and cash to widows, orphans and the needy in Zaria Local Government, Kaduna State. The distribution event, hashtagged “Ramadan Unforgettable”, was held at the Islamic Trust of Nigeria (INT) Mosque in Zaria, officiated by the Foundation’s Executive Director, Prince Suleiman Olagunju. According to Olagunju, the foundation decided to help the needy with two important meals during Ramadan fasting, sohoor and iftar (before dawn…"Zakat foundation donates food items, cash to widows, orphans in Kaduna –"
• Makinde, Adeleke, Oyetola, Bello and others salute Muslims, urge prayers for nation By Suyi Ayodele, Muhammad Sabiu, Ishola Michael, Kola Oyelere and Adeolu Adeyemo, Agency Report President-elect Senator Bola Tinubu has asked Muslims to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice, tolerance, compassion and generosity during Ramadan. In a statement in Abuja, Tinnub congratulated the faithful for the start of the Ramadan fast, saying, “As we begin this year’s Ramadan fast, I extend my warm greetings…"Tinubu urges Muslims to embrace sacrifice, compassion, generosity –"
These are not the best of times for the residents of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja as they continue to face regular security challenges. Especially for the residents of Kubwa in the FCT Bwari area, life seems cruel and squalid for them as they continue to be attacked by gunmen, which often results in kidnapping and death. On the night of Friday, March 10, approximately 20 gunmen attacked the Grow Homes Estate along Kuchibiyi in…"Sorrow, fear among residents as attacks on FCT communities persist –"
The recent train/bus collision in Lagos this month left a sour taste in the mouths of many Lagosians as it was an accident that could have been avoided had everyone been on deck. For anyone familiar with the manner and manner in which the railway tracks traverse the metropolis of Lagos from Ido near Lagos Island to Iju axis deep in the Lagos mainland, erosion of the city along the tracks has left a lot…"If Lagos must avert another train-bus collision… –"
With accelerated grants for the $21.4 million project ending March 31, 2023, Clement Idoko writes about the impact of Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and UNICEF interventions on restoring peace and The Contribution of Education to the Decade-Long Armed Conflict in Northeast Nigeria. Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum recently painted a grim picture of the destruction of education in northeast Nigeria in New York, United States of America, when he revealed that nearly half of…"How global partnership seeks to restore schooling in North-East –"
Author: Chris Young Sometimes even the elements foretell a man’s fate. On Sunday, March 19, 2023 at exactly 2:10 pm, it started to rain. Do not in showers or drizzle. It was a torrential downpour, as has been seen elsewhere in the Plateau State. Who said God abandoned the land? That sudden rain brought good news. The moment the dry land was touched, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had already taken the lead in…"Reflecting on the March 18 polls in Plateau –"
Over the years, Nigerians have faced rising inflationary trends. However, recent developments are disturbing and require urgent action. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently announced an inflation rate of 22.91% for February 2023, up from 21.82% in January 2023. Nigerians faced uncertainty over the scarcity of the recently redesigned naira note, and inflation rose in January after falling in December. Headline inflation rose to 21.82%, compared with 21.34% in December 2022, according to the…"The unprecedented rate of inflation –"
Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, director general of the National Arts and Culture Council and president of the Nigeria Golf Federation, praised Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduja for dismissing online media reports that the Kano golf course had been withdrawn by the state government. Responding to a press release from Kano State Information and Home Affairs Commissioner Mallam Muhammad Garba debunking online reports, Runsewe said the development was encouraging news for the Nigerian golf community. Runsewe said…"Runsewe lauds Governor Ganduje for upholding Kano Golf Club status –"