Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019
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West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

The leaders made the pledge after a summit in Burkina Faso aimed at addressing rising insecurity in the Sahel. West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region. The pledge, to be funded from 2020 to 2024, was announced on Saturday at the end […]

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SPONSORED: GMP Organises 3rd Professional Youth Leadership Workshop

Following the success of the previous second edition, the Guild of Muslim Professionals (GMP) has concluded arrangements to stage the third edition of the annual Youth Leadership Workshop (YLW). The workshop which is organised in collaboration with Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) Lagos chapter and Muslim Pharmacists Association of Nigeria (MPAN) Lagos, targets youths […]

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Potential role of media as a tool for combating Islamophobia by Rasheed Abubakar 

Islamophobia has been defined and explained differently by media scholars since its use as a term escalated in the 20th century, but despite the differences in the varying definitions, there are important areas of convergence on key terms such as “fear, hatred, prejudice, profiling, stereotyping and irrational hostility and discrimination against the Muslims on the […]

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Egypt’s court drops charges against Morsi, sentences 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders for life

An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders to life in prison on espionage charges for allegedly passing state secrets to the Palestinian resistance movement, famously known as Hamas. Among those sentenced in Cairo criminal court was the outlawed Brotherhood’s chief, Mohamed Badie. It was the latest of several sentences against Badie, who […]

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Zakat: Jaiz Foundation Wipes Tears, Disburses N33m to 2,000 Beneficiaries

A faith-based non governmental organisation, Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation has disbursed N32, 600, 000 to more than two thousand beneficiaries for the 2018 Zakat distribution year. The beneficiaries received cash and materials for economic empowerment, educational and medical support, humanitarian relief, resettlement/housing support and Dawah assistance. At the grand finale for the 2018 distribution […]

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Liad Tella: A mentor of many achievers By Abdulwarees Solanke

In Nigerian journalism since the mid-70s, he grew to become a household name as an incisive reporter, a highly perceptive analyst, an expert in foreign affairs and a brilliant political commentator. His berths within the Nigerian newspaper industry include the Daily Times, The Punch, National Concord and ultimately The Monitor, rising from an ordinary reporter […]

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