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Lagos Approves Hijab in Public Schools

LAGOS – A government circular in Nigeria’s southwest Lagos state has allowed Muslim girls to wear hijab as part of their school uniform, after months of debating the issue. The circular called on school administrators and teachers to allow Muslim girls to wear the religious head cover as long as it is “short, smart, neat …

School Hijab Ban Threatens Harmony: Islamic Body

LAGOS, Nigeria – A leading Nigerian Islamic body has warned against the continuous harassment of Muslim girls who choose to wear  hijab in school, describing this as endangering religious harmony in the West-African country. “Lagos has a moral duty to protect the Muslim girl child. It is the only path towards peaceful coexistence,” Prof. Ishaq …

Nigerian Pilgrim Hailed for Returning N400,000 to Owner

JEDDAH – A Nigerian pilgrim has been praised as a role model for honesty after he returned the amount equivalent to N400,000 (about $1100) to Saudi owner; he found the sum in a toilet in Makkah. The pilgrim, Musa Edostu, is from Niger State, Naija.com reported. Nigerian newspaper, The Punch, reported that Edostu returned the …

Nigerians Depart For Hajj 2018

Here are the first wave of Nigerians going to perform Hajj 2018 at the end of July. May we all join them one day to make this once in a lifetime journey!

Chinese Man Converts to Islam to Marry Nigerian Woman

LAGOS – Photos showing a Chinese man celebrating his wedding to a Nigerian woman came online, telling a story of love overcoming distances and differences. According to Naija.com, the man, whose name was not identified by the paper, traveled thousands of miles to marry the Muslim girl. As he was not a Muslim, the man …

Imam Who Sheltered 300 Christians Invited for Presidential Honor

LAGOS – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has invited 83-year-old brave Muslim imam for a handshake and a national honor to commend his role in sheltering and protecting Christians during attacks on June 23  in Nghar Yelwa village, central Nigeria. The decision was taken after reports revealed how imam Abdullahi Abubakar saved about 300 persons when …

Nigeria's Bayero University Graduates 200 Quran Memorizers

KANO – 200 Qur’an memorizers have graduated in a ceremony at the Centre for Qur’anic Studies of Bayero University Kano (BUK) in Nigeria on Saturday, after completing the memorization of the entire holy Qur’an. “With the certificate given to them, they can teach the Qur’an even in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries or nations,” …

Igbo Muslims Spread Islam in Southeast Nigeria

EBONYI – Igbo Muslims in Nigeria’s mainly Christian southeast region want to spread Islam in their areas, thus requesting for Islamic schools and mosques to help them practice their faith. The announcement was made by the chairman of the Ebonyi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Abas Egwu, who said that Igbo Muslims are working …

Presidential Support for Veiled Lawyer Called to Nigerian Bar

Praises Pouring In for Muslim Veiled Lawyer Called to Bar

ABUJA – Acknowledging her strong determination, praises have started pouring in for the Nigerian veiled Muslim lawyer, Amasa Firdaus, for her successful call to bar after she had challenged the restriction on hijab during call-to-bar ceremony, Daily Post reported on July 10. In addition to many Muslims who have voiced out their admiration of Firdaus for …

Nigerian Imam Shelters Hundreds of Christians in Mosque

Imam Shelters Hundreds of Christians in Mosque

NGHAR YELWA – A religious, kind-hearted and brave Muslim Nigerian cleric saved 262 Christians from attacks on June 23 in Nghar Yelwa village, central Nigeria, BBC reported July 1. This was the latest wave of violence to hit Nigeria’s central region where Christian farming communities and Muslim cattle herders often clash – usually over access …



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