Nigeria is the most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian – US Congress

Nigeria has been cited as the most dangerous place for Christians in the world by the United States House of Representatives. The chairman of its subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights and International Organisation, Christopher Smith, stated this in a letter inviting former President Goodluck Jonathan to make a presentation to the Sub-Committee on……

Islamic scholar blames Christians for frustrating war against terrorism

The Nigerian Christian community has been blamed for frustrating the fight against terrorism for their refusal to join hands together with the Muslims to end the scourge. According to a prominent Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi who made the remark while speaking at the Centre for the Study of Christian-Muslim Relations in Kaduna, said it was unfortunate……

Group Advocates Better Lives And Opportunities For Northern Women

An interfaith group in Kaduna State, the Faith Actors Dialogue Forum, on Tuesday said women must be given opportunities to live productive and meaningful life in Northern Nigeria. The group, which consists of over 34 religious organisations including CAN and JNI, made the declaration at a news conference in Kaduna. Rev. Joseph Hayab, the state…

Nigerian government planning to attack us – INM

The Isilamic Movement in Nigeria has claimed that there are plots by the Nigerian government to attacks its members across the country. The group said plans had been perfected by some persons believed to bbe working for the FG to unleash terror on its members in northern part of the country. INM in a statement…

Islam To Become World’s Most Popular Religion By 2070 – Report

A Washington-based Pew Research Center has released a new data predicting the spread of Islam to all parts of the globe by 2070. According to the research result, Islam is expected to overtake Christianity to become the world’s most popular religion by the year 2070. Stating the reason behind the forecast, researchers at the Washington-based……

2017 Hajj : Kwara Pilgrims Board screens 2,004 intending pilgrims

The Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Saturday that it has screened 2,004 intending pilgrims for the 2017 Hajj. The Executive Secretary of the board, Mrs Fatima Abolore-imoh, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in llorin that the 2,004 intending pilgrims were selected from the over 2,500 who registered on line for the……

Bauchi Muslim Pilgrims Board to consolidate on 2016 success, says chairman

Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Thursday it would consolidate on successes recorded during 2016 Hajj operations to ensure the smooth conduct of the 2017 Hajj. Alhaji Abdullahi Hardawa, Chairman of the board, stated this in Bauchi during a review meeting of 2016 Hajj operation, held at the headquarters of the board. Hardawa……

I’m grateful to Nigerians, says President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked all Nigerians, “Christians and Muslims alike”, for their constant prayers and kind wishes for his health. The President made his feelings known on his Twitter handle, @MBuhari, on Wednesday night, shortly after the Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and the Senate leader Ahmed Lawan visited……

Valentine: Indonesia raids condoms sellers

Indonesia Raids Condom Sellers The mayor of a city on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island on Tuesday raided convenience stores selling condoms on the eve of Valentine’s Day. According to local media the mayor of Makassar, Mohammad Pomanto, complained during snap inspections of mini marts  that stores were selling condoms “like they were candy.’’ “Valentine’s Day is…

Osinbajo At Bi-annual PFN Conference: Hate is Man’s Greatest Enemy

Acting President of Nigeria, Professor  Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday urged Nigerians to embrace love, saying “the seed of hate is the device of the devil.” He made the call at the Bi-annual Conference of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in Benin, Edo state. He preached forgiveness. Hate he said, ‘is the enemy of our faith…

‘Enough of these lies by Lai Mohammed’ – CAN slams Minister

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday described as derogative, comments credited to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in which he said there were no plans to Islamise the country. The organisation also condemned the accusation by the Minister during a Town Hall meeting in Ilorin where he accused religious leaders of……

Muslims refugees are welcome to Canada, Canadian PM, Trudeau says

Refugees rejected by the USA as a result of President Donald Trump’s ban will be welcomed to Canada, so says Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau in tweet posted on his time-line. “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada”, the Canadian PM posted. According…

US begins detention of Muslim arrivals

The dictates of an executive order signed by newly sworn-in President of the United States of America, Donald Trump at the Pantagon on Saturday has come into practice with the halting of Muslim arrivals into America. According to reports, the first Muslim arrivals were detained at American airports, some of whom already had been aboard…

I didn’t ask Christians to kill Muslims – Apostle Suleman

Apostle Suleman Johnson of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide has denied the security report leading to his attempted arrest on Tuesday where he was alleged to have instructed congregation during a preaching that Christians should go after Muslims. The Apostle has described the report as not only senseless but malicious. The Governor of Ekiti State,…

Northern state governors persecuting Christians by demolishing churches – CAN

The Northern West zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Saturday raised alarm over alleged plot to annihilate the Christian community in the region through continuous demolition of churches. The alarm was raised by the zonal Chairman of CAN, Bishop David Bakare. Worried by the continuous demolition of churches, Bakare asked, “Do we…

Gov. Ayade Donates to CAN, Muslims

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade (NAN) Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Monday donated N50 million to the state chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and N30 million to the Muslim community. Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Monday donated N50 million to the state chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria…

Buhari, Shekau named among world’s most powerful Muslims

President Muhammadu Buhari has been included among the top 50 most influential Muslim leaders in the world. According to the 2017 edition of The Muslim500, Buhari is the 17th most powerful Muslim in 2016. The Nigerian leader finished 20th last year. Two other Nigerians make the top 50 list. They are the Sultan of Sokoto,…

News Summary: 27 Dead In Uyo Church Building Collapse

NTA News Summary                              12 December, 2016 Minister Of State Trade Visits BOI Projects  The Federal Government is set to revitalize ailing Industries in the Country through its various intervention programmes. Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar announced this in Kano while inspecting some Intervention project by Bank of Industries in the State….

President Buhari’s Message At Eid-EL-Maulud To The Nation

President Muhammadu Buhari as felicitated with Muslims on the 2016 Eid-el-Maulud which celebrates the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW). The President said it is time to reflect and focus on the current realities before the nation. Buhari urged Nigerians to keep faith in the ability of his administration to make a difference in the lives of…

Eid-el-Maulud: Dogara Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of 2016 Eid-el-Maulud to mark the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammed. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker charged the Muslim faithful to use…

Saraki Felicitates With Muslims At Eid-el-Maulud

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday urged Muslims to imbibe the injunctions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) which teaches humility, gratitude and charity towards one another. Saraki made the call in a message to mark this year’s birthday of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu. He urged…

Eid-el-Maulud: Ambode urges Muslims to pray for peace, progress of Nigeria

Gov Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday called on Muslims to offer special prayers for greater peace, unity and continuous progress of Nigeria, as they join their counterparts across the world to celebrate Eid El Maulud, which is the birth of Prophet Mohammed. The Governor, in a statement…

Dutch parliament approves ban on face veil

The Dutch parliament has finally approved a limited ban on face veil predominantly worn by Muslim women. According to reports, the law – pending senate’s approval – outlaws face veils, ski masks and helmets in some public places, like government buildings, hospitals, schools and on public transportation but not the streets. Read also: Scores killed…

Hate crimes against Muslim in US surges by 67%, FBI says

A new data by the FBI reveals that hate crimes against Muslims in the United States shot up 67 per cent in 2015 to their highest levels since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The federal law enforcement agency report on Monday also revealed that overall, 57 per cent of the 5,850 reported…

Vote for Clinton, ISIS leader tells Muslims in America

A top ISIS leader identified as Amadh Abu Makmud Al-alwani has called on Muslims in America to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming US elections referring to those who decide to vote Trump as “infidels” and “goat f—-ers”. The ISIS leader believed to be the number two behind the terrorist organization said…

Muslim group hails El Rufai over ban on Shi’ite in Kaduna

Renowned Islamic Organisation, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa Iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) has hailed Governor Malam Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State for banning the activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ite under the leadership of Sheikh Yaqub El-Zakzaky. The national chairman of JIBWIS, Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, who made this remark in…

Social Justice,fairness key to Nigeria’s unity – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja said his administration will continue to promote unity and peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians by ensuring fairness and social justice to all. President Muhammadu Buhari Receiving Sheikh Abdul-Muhsin Muhammad Al-Qassimi, Imam of the Mosque of the Holy Prophet in Medina, at the State House, President Buhari said God…

Free abducted Chibok girls – Osun Muslims beg Boko Haram insurgents

The Vice President of the Osun Muslim Community, Alhaji Mustafa Olawuyi, on Monday urged the leadership of Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, to free the school girls abducted from Chibok, Borno State in 2014. Speaking at a press conference in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, Olawuyi, said the girls had been in captivity for long…

Eid-el-Kabir: Pray for positive change – Ekiti Speaker tells Muslims

Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Right Honourable (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole, has charged Muslims across the nation to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir festival to pray for positive change in the nation, “so as to be relived of the current hardship.” The Speaker, in a congratulatory message to Muslims in the country,…

Expect High Temperature During Hajj – Saudi Agency

Muslims undertaking this year’s pilgrimage to the Holy land are expected to experience serious dehydration as a result of the of high temperature in Saudi Arabia. According to an announcement by the Saudi Arabian General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection the weather is expected to remain hot during the day and mild at night…

Makarfi faction considers three for running mate

THE Ahmed Makarfi faction of Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is now in a dilemma over who and where to pick its deputy governorship candidate. Former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) was picked as its governorship candidate. It was learnt that Ondo South, comprising Ilaje, Ijaw, Ikale and other minority tribes,…