Tag: blasphemy

Joshua OnonoseAugust 17, 2022

Kano singer who was given the death penalty for blasphemy will be tried again – Appeal Court

A musician who was sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad was given a new trial by the ...

YNaijaJune 4, 2022

Another Nigerian stripped of fundamental human rights and killed for ‘blasphemy’ in Lugbe, Abuja

While we mourn the death of Deborah Samuel, who was killed for supposed blasphemy. She, as a Nigerian citizen, was ...

YNaijaMay 12, 2022

Nigerians are enraged by story of the female student killed in Sokoto for ‘blasphemy’

A student, known as Deborah, of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in‪ Sokoto has been beaten and burnt to ...

Ado AminuSeptember 24, 2021

Kenya bans ‘blasphemous’ film about gay lovers | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you may have missed out on: Kenya bans ‘blasphemous’ film about ...

Ado AminuAugust 6, 2021

This is the Northern gambit you didn’t know about regarding enforcing Shari’ah

Unless you have a core of steel, shock is a natural reaction to news items like the arrest for blasphemy ...

Ado AminuJuly 10, 2021

Once again a mob calls for blood in a new blasphemy case in Northern Nigeria

A mob of young Nigerian Muslim men in Sokoto, stormed the palace of Sultan, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday carrying ...

Ado AminuMarch 31, 2021

‘Accused of blasphemy and burnt to ashes’ | The tragic tale of Talle Mai Ruwa

In case you missed it, Talle Mai Ruwa is the latest victim of fanatical religiosity (blasphemy), only he doesn’t make ...

Ado AminuFebruary 23, 2021

300+ days of illegal incarceration, reversed prison sentence | What to learn about anti-blasphemy in Nigeria

Less than 10 weeks from today, outspoken ex-Muslim Mubarak Bala, would have spent a full year in illegal detention for ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 11, 2020

Death Song: 22-year-old musician sentenced to death for “blasphemy” | The #YNaijaCover

A musical artiste in Kano has been sentenced to death by hanging for blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad.An upper Sharia ...

tosin adesinaJuly 28, 2018

Islam, blasphemy and the Nigerian Law School

It was reported last week that some Muslim students of the Nigerian Law School Lagos campus attempted to lynch a ...

SolaDecember 18, 2016

Nigerian boy publicly destroys his Bible, declares hate for Christianity (photos)

A Nigerian Facebook user, Udummiri Nwakalu, recently did the unthinkable by tearing his Bible. He further shared photos of the torn ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 8, 2016

Kano blasphemy: CAN demands justice for Bridget Agbahime

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the decision by a Kano Magistrates’ Court to set free those accused ...

AzeezNovember 3, 2016

The Late 5: These are the stories that drove conversation today

These are the top five stories that drove conversation today. The challenges I met made me want to abscond – ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 3, 2016

Blasphemy: Kano Court frees all suspects on Attorney-General’s advise

A Magistrates’ court sitting in Kano on Thursday discharged an acquitted all five suspects who allegedly killed Bridget Agbahime, a ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 5, 2016

Opinion: Blasphemy – Time to end this psychosis

by Adekoya Boladale Enacting a law on the premises of these two religions constitute a direct infringement on equity which ...

AzeezAugust 31, 2016

Victims of Zamfara blasphemy killings are ‘suspects’ – Police

The Zamfara State Police Command on Wednesday said its investigation has shown that the 8 persons who were killed during ...

Mazi EmekaAugust 28, 2016

Opinion: Open letter to Gov. Abdulazeez Yari

by Balogun Oluwalonimi Mayowa Your Excellency sir, The Governor of Zamfara State, and as well the Chairman of the Nigeria ...

AzeezAugust 26, 2016

There is a plot to cause religious crisis in the North – JNI

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), has condemned the killing of 8 persons in Zamfara State over alleged blasphemy on Islam ...

AzeezAugust 25, 2016

Zamfara killings: Human Rights Commission begins investigation

Following the killings of eight persons in Zamfara State over blasphemy, the National Human Rights Commission has started investigations. An ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 24, 2016

Blasphemy: What actually caused the mob killings in Zamfara – Gov. Yari explains

Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, on Wednesday gave a detailed account of how eight persons were killed in the state. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 24, 2016

Buhari meets Borno and Zamfara state governors (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with governors of Borno and Zamfara state at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock. Governors ...

AzeezAugust 23, 2016

Blasphemy: Pres. Buhari reacts to killing of 8 people in Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of 8 persons in Zamfara State over blasphemy of islam. The victim ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 5, 2016

YNaija Says: Enough is enough, it is time we take mob actions seriously

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the ...

January 17, 2014

Ghanaian musician calls Jesus ‘a dead god’, rants about Nigeria’s anti-gay law (Viewer Discretion)

by Oke Efagene   A few Nigerian celebrities have spoken against the new anti-gay law in Nigeria, which some have ...

July 7, 2013

Femi Aribisala: Pastor Paul’s manipulative ‘witchcraft’

by Femi Aribisala The gentleman doth protest too much, methinks!  The same Paul who says he would rather die than ...

July 2, 2013

“Deviation warrants the displeasure and frown of God” – Deeper Life Suspends Kumuyi’s Son, Wife

by Lucas Togan John Kumuyi, the embattled son of the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, has been suspended ...

June 18, 2013

Muslim cleric jailed 11 years for burning the Bible during a protest in Egypt

  CAIRO (Reuters) – A Cairo court sentenced an Egyptian Muslim preacher to 11 years in jail for blasphemy on ...

April 29, 2013

Teens accused of blasphemy for dancing to Maroon 5 during prayer in Indonesia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

TOLI-TOLI PERANTAU VIA YOUTUBE The five girls recorded themselves praying and dancing. Some in Indonesia are calling it blasphemy. Five ...

September 16, 2012

PHOTOS: Meet Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of controversial anti-Muslim film

by Isi Esene The first pictures of the Egyptian born US man who is suspected to be behind the amateur ...

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