Last week, I dwelt on the first allegation by the Nigeria Arewa Foundation of Makkah, Saudi Arabia against the Executive Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed. The allegation was baseless, considering the enabling laws establishing the Commission and the fact that those...
By Ustaz Abubakr Siddeeq Muhammad This will likely run into a series, I should warn from the outset. It will also contain some bitter truths. The objective is not to let you taste the bitterness but to take the truth, regardless of its taste. I will also start by making full...
By Winifred Ogbebo, Abuja The Nigerian Christian Pilgrimage Commission (NCPC) has called on church leaders to set up pilgrimage committees in their various churches. Speaking at a meeting of key church leaders and pastors in Abuja, recently, the executive secretary, NCPC, Rev Tor Uja said with the committee in place, it...
LEADERSHIP EDITORS The Zurmi Emirate Council in Zamfara State has distributed over N8.9 million to the needy as Zakkat to the people of the area. Making the distribution on behalf of the state governor, in Zurmi on Sunday, the deputy governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Wakkala, reminded people of the state that Zakkat...
BY MALAM YUSUF ABDULLAH. In the name of Allah who states “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may learn self - restraint (Al-taqwa)” Q2:183 May the everlasting peace and blessings of Allah be upon His noble servant our...
Ustaz Abubakr Siddeeq Muhammad Last week, I hinted that the piece would be a lengthy one running into series. I also mentioned the issue of petitions written against the leadership of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). There have been two prominent petitions I am aware of. Both petitions got...
BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah over the weekend ordained three deacons who are expected to propagate the works of the Lord. Bishop Kukah while enjoining them to strive towards having heavenly reward for their labour in the Lords vineyard said they are...
BY MIDAT JOSEPH, The Paramount ruler of the Gbagyi ethnic nationality, Dr. Danjuma Shekwogaza Barde has observed that no society can progress where ethnic, tribal or religious segregation thrives. He made the observation during the maiden edition of the Maraban Rido Community Peace Festival organized by the Global Peace Foundation Nigeria...
By Adebayo Waheed, Ibada Following the controversy trailing the increase in the fares for this year's hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the intending pilgrims, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCA) has blamed the federal government for the purported increase. The NSCA President and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji...
BY ABDULGAFAR OLADIMEJI, Kano Christian faith adherents  under the aegis of Catholic Media Practitioners Association has condemned the incessant cases of suicide bombings, fulani versus farmers clashes, abuse of dangerous drug by the youths, urging  relevant authorities to hurriedly tackle these  menace. The national coordinator of the group, overseeing North, Mr Patrick...