Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule vote (Punch)

A decades-long push to halt the violence that has claimed some 150,000 lives in the southern Philippines culminated Monday with a vote on giving the nation’s Muslim minority greater control over the region. The poll is the final step in…

Nigerian couples cautiously turn to surrogacy to ease fertility woes (Vanguard)

Ada became a surrogate mother after her landlord threatened to evict her family from their apartment in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, two years ago. But her husband wasn’t open to the idea when she first brought it up. “He was…

Hijab policy: Residents have their say

The hijab, recognised the world over as an icon of modesty in Islam, has had a history of controversy. Wearing hijab in public is required by law in Saudi Arabia (for Muslims), Iran and the Indonesian province of Aceh. And…

2019: Christians, Muslims to collaborate against violence (Vanguard)

Ahead of the 2019 general elections in the country,  the Southern Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, yesterday said  Christians and Muslims  would take a stand against the use of youths to carry out violence during elections. The association…

“Just do good”: A June 12 story -Reuben Abati

I used to have a friend we called Alhaji Bashy.  He was not a Muslim. No. But he called himself Alhaji Bashy, even if that was not his real name. You want to know his real name? It was Theophilus.…

Why do Muslims fast? Plus everything you need to know, but afraid to ask- (Haaretz)

Millions of Muslims around the world mark the start of Ramadan on Wednesday in some countries and Thursday according to the Saudi calendar, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Hill (the crescent) coincides with the astronomical new moon. Since the…

Show love beyond Ramadan, Ambode tells Muslims

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday evening urged Muslims to extend love to others and imbibe the act of selfless service to humanity during and after Ramadan, saying such would go a long way in making the world better.…

Buhari greets Muslims at start of Ramadan

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his greetings and best wishes to Muslims in Nigeria and across the world as they begin the 30-day Ramadan fast. A State House statement Wednesday by Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity),…

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