• Don’t smear your good name with N200m mansion, MURIC tells Oshiomhole

    Don’t smear your good name with N200m mansion, MURIC tells Oshiomhole

    A rights group, Muslims Rights Concern, has advised a former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, not to destroy his legacies by accepting the N200 million mansion approved for him by the state assembly.

    In a statement by its Executive Director, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC advised Mr. Oshiomhole to reject the mansion.

    The group said, “The Edo State House of Assesmbly last week voted a N200 million mansion for the immediate past governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomole.

    “While the Muslim Rights Concern […]

  • With Trump’s victory, suspend your US trips – MURIC tells Muslims

    With Trump’s victory, suspend your US trips – MURIC tells Muslims

    According to reports, the Muslim Rights Concern has urged Nigerians to suspend their planned trips to the United States of America.

    The position of MURIC is coming two days after Republican Donald Trump won the US presidential election.

    MURIC said it was ill-advised for any Muslim to go to the US for now in a statement signed by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.

    The statement said Trump’s victory has serious implications for Muslims in the United States and elsewhere around the world.

    It said […]

  • MURIC hails arrest of Judges, says no sacred cows

    MURIC hails arrest of Judges, says no sacred cows

    According to reports, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed the action taken by the Federal Government to curb corruption in the judiciary.

    Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the weekend raided the homes of some Nigerian judges, arrested seven Judges and seized huge amounts of foreign and local currencies.

    Declaring support for the action, MURIC Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola in a statement on Monday noted that “Recent revelations have shown that judges collude with criminals and corrupt politicians […]

  • Looting of public funds attracts wrath of Allah, says MURIC

    Looting of public funds attracts wrath of Allah, says MURIC

    It was gathered that the public officials who have taken keen interest in looting public funds have been urged to desist from such unethical act that would bring the wrath of Allah upon them.

    The Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola, who condemned the act in a statement, said for impoverishing the very people they are supposed to serve, looters of public funds should be treated as financial terrorists.

    He added: “Aiding and abetting looters in any form constitute financial […]

  • Pro-Patience Jonathan protest was a rented crowd – MURIC

    Pro-Patience Jonathan protest was a rented crowd – MURIC

    Hundreds of youths reportedly staged a protest in Port Harcourt yesterday in support of Mrs. Patience Jonathan, wife of ex-President Jonathan. Mrs. Jonathan recently had her bank account frozen for laundering huge sums of money. In particular, the sums of $26 million and $15 million were reportedly deposited in bank accounts which were allegedly opened by the former First Lady using the names of her domestic staffers.

    The Muslim Rights Concern strongly denounces the Port Harcourt protest. It is diversionary, unethical […]

  • Pro-Patience Jonathan protest was a rented crowd – MURIC

    Pro-Patience Jonathan protest was a rented crowd – MURIC

    The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says it strongly denounces the Port Harcourt protest in solidarity with former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, over her investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    It said the protest by some youths was, ”diversionary, unethical and unpatriotic. Those who organized it can better be described as opportunists, political prostitutes and myopic elements. The protest is heavily tainted with ethnic jingoism.”

    It would be recalled that hundreds of youths staged a protest in Port Harcourt  yesterday […]

  • Sultan of Sokoto only announced Eld-el–Kabir, not public holiday – MURIC replies Christian Elders

    Sultan of Sokoto only announced Eld-el–Kabir, not public holiday – MURIC replies Christian Elders

    The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Wednesday said that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, only announced the day for this year’s Eid-el-Kabir and not public holiday as alleged by Nigeria Christian Elders Forum (NCEF).

    The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] recalls that the Sultan had on September 2, announced that Muslims will observe the Eid-el-Kabir on September 12.

    However, a coalition of 22 Christian groups in Nigeria led by NCEF on Tuesday claimed that the Sultan had declared the day […]

  • We want Fridays declared work-free for Muslims like Sundays – MURIC Director, Akintola

    We want Fridays declared work-free for Muslims like Sundays – MURIC Director, Akintola

    The Director of Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, Ishaq Akintola, has called for ‘fair treatment’ between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.

    The professor of Islamic Eschatology said Nigeria is not a secular state as according to him, it does not recognize religion.

    In a chat with the Punch, Akintola said, “I still insist Nigeria is not a secular state. It does not recognise any religion at all. An example is the Sallah holidays. Although Christians used to enjoy Christmas and other holidays, there […]

  • Looters must be punished, don’t fall for their crocodile tears – MURIC warns US and others

    Looters must be punished, don’t fall for their crocodile tears – MURIC warns US and others

    Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has stated that allegations of vendetta and bias in the ongoing war against corruption were an attempt to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari.

    A statement on Sunday by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said the current probe was about sanitizing the military as an institution and compelling politicians to adopt transparency.

    It reads: “We of the Muslim Rights Concern dismiss these allegations as attempts to blackmail the President. The aim is to force him to soft-pedal or halt the […]

  • MURIC Condemns Kano Blasphemy Killing

    MURIC Condemns Kano Blasphemy Killing

    The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the killing of Mrs Brigdet Agbawe by a mob in Kano over a religious argument.

    The group condemned the killing in a statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, made available to newsmen.

    The statement quoted Akintola as saying “the beheading of a Christian woman by a mob in Wambai market, Kano, is barbaric and unIslamic.

    “Islam frowns at any mob action, as there are laid down procedures for apprehending anyone […]

  • Jonathan’s “not finished with Nigeria” statement, an expensive joke – says MURIC

    Jonathan’s “not finished with Nigeria” statement, an expensive joke – says MURIC

    The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), says it considers a statement credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan that he’s not yet finished with Nigeria as an expensive joke.

    MURIC said that such statement coming at a time when Nigeria faces fuel shortages and poor electricity output, the former president must have read the signs upside down.

    MURIC said that Jonathan’s latest remark is pregnant with meanings, stating that it exposes the cunning subterfuge behind the reluctant handover of power on May 29, 2015. […]