• Kaduna government donates N100m for rebuilding damaged churches, mosques

    Kaduna government donates N100m for rebuilding damaged churches, mosques

    Governor Nasir el-Rufai has donated N100 million to support the rebuilding of damaged churches and mosques destroyed during ethno-religious crisis in Southern Kaduna communities.

    Announcing the donation during the unveiling of public apology billboards by five communities from Jama’a, Kachia, Kaura, Sanga and Zangon Kataf, El-Rufai said his government had drafted a bill to set up the Kaduna State Peace Commission in fulfilment of the promises he made in 2015.

    He said that the commission, which is expected to be established after […]

  • Emergence of ‘extremist group’ in OAU leads to closure of 2 mosques

    Emergence of ‘extremist group’ in OAU leads to closure of 2 mosques

    A crisis is brewing in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) over the emergence of a splinter group in the school’s chapter of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN).

    The splinter group been accused of harbouring girls and carrying out irregular activities in mosques located in Fajuyi and Awolowo halls.

    O. Akinola, doctor and acting dean, in a statement alleged that a faction of the MSSN had seceded from the main body of Muslim organisation in the school and this faction was going […]

  • New Boko Haram learder issues new orders: Kill christains, stop bombing mosques

    New Boko Haram learder issues new orders: Kill christains, stop bombing mosques

    Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the new leader of the Islamic extremist sect, Boko Haram is threatening to bomb churches and kill Christians while ending attacks on mosques and markets used by ordinary Muslims.

    Japan Times reports that Al-Barnawi on Wednesday published an interview where he allege that there is a Western plot to Christianize the region and has accused charities of using their aid for that.

    “They strongly seek to Christianize the society. … They exploit the condition of those who are displaced […]

  • Africa’s biggest city shuts churches and mosques to fight noise

    Africa’s biggest city shuts churches and mosques to fight noise

    Africa’s largest city is closing dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs in a bid to reduce noise for its 20 million residents long used to lusty hymn-singing, honking horns and boom boxes that rattle the foundations of homes.

    The state government of Lagos is on a mission to make the seaside city free of noise pollution by 2020.

    “It’s a great menace,” said Adebola Shabi, general manager of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency.

    “Studies have shown that noise levels affect the amount of […]

  • Muslims to be vigilant of Boko Haram ‘beggars’ at Mosques during Ramadan feast – NSCDC

    Muslims to be vigilant of Boko Haram ‘beggars’ at Mosques during Ramadan feast – NSCDC

    The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps on Sunday urged Muslims in Borno State to be vigilant and wary of beggars around Mosques during the fasting month of Ramadan to prevent attacks from Boko Haram members.

    The state’s NSCDC Commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. Abdullahi said people must be wary of people in tattered clothes trying to beg in Mosques “because Boko Haram members have been trying to use every […]