Tag: islam

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YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 24, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The biggest lie that we’ve been told is that religion is as simple as it first appears

Last weekend, a 13-second video of Timothy Owoeye, the Osun State Assembly Majority Leader was released online. In the clip, ...

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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 ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 5, 2017

Albert Afeso Akanbi: The Koran vs The Holy Bible — Which is the truth? [Pt II]

by Albert Afeso Akanbi I was buried in a pile of feedback –emails, comments, text messages and phone calls, some ...

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EditorOctober 21, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Hon. Gudaji thinks family planning has no place in Islam, but we disagree

It’s a rare skill, to be able to continually put your foot in your mouth, when you speak publicly. Rare ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 17, 2017

Opinion: Myanmar’s Muslim massacres- A case for religious minority groups everywhere

by Albert Afeso Akanbi Some sad news filtered in from Myanmar on August 25, 2017. Again we saw proof of ...

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EzinneSeptember 9, 2017

The Thread: The hypocrisy of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

Articles have been written, Twitter threads have been spun about the injustice meted out by the Federal Government to the ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 10, 2017

LONG READ: You’re not really saved, you’re a Christian because you were born in the East

Religions relate humanity to what anthropologist Clifford Geertz has referred to as a cosmic “order of existence and is defined ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 2, 2017

“How is it homophobia if my religion does not permit me to support same sex marriage” | 7 takeaways from Zinga’s TNC piece

While same sex marriage has been embraced in most parts of the world, it’s a conversation Nigeria is struggling to ...

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EzinneMay 28, 2017

The Thread: What Muslims want you to know about Ramadan

What is Ramadan? “Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar and during the 29/30 days of it, ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 21, 2017

“Drive them out of this earth” | The full speech Donald Trump delivered in Saudi Arabia

by Omoleye Omoruyi On his first foreign trip as United States President, Donald Trump showed his excitement, as he visited ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 30, 2017

The Thread: God does not grant long life – Muslims and Christians debate

There’s a lot to be said for people who jump on other people’s tweets and cause drama where there should ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 11, 2017

Peregrino Brimah: Linking poverty to Sharia law, Emir Sanusi goes for Islam’s jugular

by Peregrino Brimah In 2013 when I wrote the article, “CBN: The Poverty In Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s Legacy,” apart from ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 22, 2017

Moses Ochonu: Why Sanusi’s anti-polygamy plans might be pointless

by Moses Ochonu In principle, I agree with the emir of Kano’s pronouncement on polygamy, procreation, and poverty. However, there ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 15, 2017

Opinion: RE | The need to tame religion before it kills us

by Victor Terhemba. “Religion in the history of this continent has been a disastrous venture, a disaster in many zones ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 21, 2017

The Thread: Is this how the Shia muslim sect spread in Nigeria?

El Zakzaky is still being held in illegal detention after the ruling handed down by the courts which stipulated 45 days ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 10, 2017

Opinion: The Sultan Lied, Gender Equality Bill is not Anti-Islam

by Jude Ndukwe The recent call by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111, on the Senate, ...

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ToluDecember 4, 2016

The Church Blog: Have you noticed something about the wives of Lagos State governors?

Has it occurred to you? Over 65-percent of the governors of Lagos since democracy’s return in 1999 have been Muslim, ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 16, 2016

Peregrino Brimah: John Danfulani witnesses Nigerian authorities’ unprovoked attack on Shia muslims

by Peregrino Brimah Kaduna-based activist John Danfulani embedded himself with Shia Muslims embarking on this year’s Arbaeen trek from Kano to Zaria and ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 13, 2016

Opinion: Religion and corruption in Nigeria-an interplay

by Olawale Rotimi Opeyemi   “According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, many of the most corrupt countries in the ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 5, 2016

Opinion: #SultanAt10 | A quiet leader that just was not there

by Peregrino Brimah Amirul Mumineen Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III is a quiet man. So quiet that it appears he is ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 27, 2016

Peregrino Brimah: Nigerian government detains little children without bail over religious differences

by Peregrino Brimah At least 13 young children have been detained for two weeks so far by the Jos state government ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 23, 2016

Peregrino Brimah: The cowards of Kaduna

by Peregrino Brimah Did you see them? I bet you did. We all saw them. They carried sticks, machetes and ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 11, 2016

Peregrino Brimah: Mr. President, Nigeria is being closed up and closed out

by Peregrino Brimah  Those who know me know of my aggressive campaign against the Goodluck Jonathan corrupt government and my ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 9, 2016

Opinion: Why Nigerians do everything by the grace of God

by Chuks Okeibunor Recently I hosted a friend for a couple weeks; though Nigerian, he hadn’t been to Nigeria in ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 29, 2016

Opinion: The political strategy that is Boko Haram

by Adetayo Adesola Giles Fraser wrote an article in the Guardian in 2015 tagged ‘It’s not the religion that creates ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 15, 2016

Jude Ndukwe: Ishaq Akintola and the blindness of an Islamic scholar

By Jude Ndukwe The recent interview granted The Punch by one Professor Ishaq Akintola titled “We want Fridays work-free for ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 6, 2016

Hajj: Saudi Arabia shortens time for ‘devil stoning’ ritual

The government of Saudi Arabia has shortened the timing for the symbolic stoning ritual for this year’s lesser hajj. The ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 28, 2016

Opinion: Far North and the menace of Almajiri

by Usama Dandare Whoever is familiar with the northern region of Nigeria, especially the core northern states, will agree with ...

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