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Muslim groups condemn Trump recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital

A Coalition of Islamic organization, in collaboration with Al-Quds Foundation, has condemned the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump had on Dec. 6, proclaimed recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and directed the State Department to start making arrangements to move US embassy from Tel Aviv ...

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Eid-El-Maulud: FG declares public holiday


ABUJA – The Federal Government has declared Friday as public holiday in commemoration of the Muslim Eid-El-Maulud celebration. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, according to a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar ...

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Church pivotal to unity of Nigeria – Okowa

  By Okiemute Okpomor   ASABA – The church plays pivotal roles in strengthening the bond of unity that engenders overall growth of the society we live in. This was disclosed by Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State when he played host to His Eminence, Elder Dr. David Bob-Manuel, Prelate, Eyernal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church ...

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NSCIA appoints Prof. Galadanci Administrator for Abuja National Mosque

Abuja National Mosque

ABUJA – Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the apex body superintending over the affairs of Islam in Nigeria, has appointed Prof. Shehu Galadanci as the Murshid (General Administrator) of the Abuja National Mosque. The Secretary-General of NSCIA, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on restructuring of the administrative system of the National Mosque on Thursday in ...

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Pope gets €185,000 Lamborghini as a gift

Pope Francis gets €185,000 Lamborghini

ROME – Pope Francis was offered Wednesday a Lamborghini Huracan, but the Vatican said there was no future as a popemobile for the Italian supercar. The Huracan, which has a top speed of more than 300 km per hour and has a starting price in Italy of 185,000 euros (219,000 dollars), will instead be auctioned for charity, a statement said. ...

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Dangote donates N100M mosque to Muslim Women in Abuja


The Aliko Dangote Foundation has completed a mosque valued at over N100 million and handed it over to the Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN). Aliko Dangote Foundation had taken over the building of the mosque in Utako District of Abuja following an appeal made by FOMWAN to the President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Speaking ...

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NAHCON Boss briefs Buhari on Hajj 2017

Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received briefings on Hajj 2017 and preparations for 2018 exercise. The chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed briefed the  president in his office. Although Mr. Mohammed declined to speak with House correspondents after the meeting, sources in the presidency privy to the discussions said the NAHCON boss ...

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2018 Hajj: Saudi authority fixes dateline for registration


ABUJA – Executive Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Muhammad, said that the Saudi authority had fixed end of May 2018 as the dateline for the closure of all Hajj registration. Muhammad made the disclosure on Thursday at a meeting with the State Chairmen of Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board and Agencies, in Abuja. He said that the dateline ...

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Extortions: Senate threatens NAHCON Boss with arrest warrant


The Senate  Ad-Hoc Committee on National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) and the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) on Thursday threatened to issue warrant of arrest against the Chairman of NAHCON, Abdullahi Muktar. . According to the committee, the NAHCON boss has refused to honour three different invitations sent to him to appear before it for explanations on alleged extortions of pilgrims ...

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Pilgrimage belongs to all churches — Rev Uja


By Innocent Odoh                  The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Uja Tor Uja has said that pilgrimage to Jerusalem belongs to all churches, and not NCPC alone, stressing that Christians, especially leaders of the church should always make out time from their busy schedules to visit Jerusalem for ...

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