Nigeria: Suicide attack on mosque in Maiduguri kills 11
17th Feb 2019

Nigeria: Suicide attack on mosque in Maiduguri kills 11

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS Nigeria (AA): Police have confirmed 11 people dead in early Saturday morning suicide attacks inside a mosque in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. The attacks in Gwozari/Kushari area of state capital Maiduguri were carried out by … Continued

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab
4th Dec 2018

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Muslim parents on Monday sued Nigeria’s premier university of Ibadan after a school owned by the varsity barred 11 Muslim girls from wearing their religious head covering in their classrooms. The case was … Continued

Nigeria: 39 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attacks
29th Nov 2018

Nigeria: 39 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attacks

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigerian chief of army staff on Wednesday confirmed 39 were killed by recent Boko Haram attacks in the country’s northeast. Yusuf Buratai’s remarks followed the calls of the local media — which claimed … Continued

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves
18th Nov 2018

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Shutting out Muslim girls from school for wearing headscarves amounts to unacceptable religious bigotry and a violation of the Constitution, Nigeria’s apex Muslim body said on Saturday, a day after nine pupils were … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack kills 8 in village outskirts of Maiduguri
2nd Nov 2018

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack kills 8 in village outskirts of Maiduguri

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, (AA): At least eight people, including children, were killed in a Boko Haram attack on a village near an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, Borno State … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll from floods hits 108
25th Sep 2018

Nigeria: Death toll from floods hits 108

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Death toll from Nigeria’s floods has risen to 108, the country’s official relief agency said on Monday. In a statement, the National Emergency Management Agency said 441,251 people were affected in 50 municipalities. … Continued

Nigeria: 7 killed as Boko Haram razes villages in Borno State
21st Sep 2018

Nigeria: 7 killed as Boko Haram razes villages in Borno State

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): At least seven civilians were killed late Wednesday as Boko Haram attacked and burnt down three villages in northeast Nigeria, the country’s official news agency NAN reported on Thursday. The agency said the insurgents … Continued

Nigeria: 8 killed, 8 injured in mosque suicide bomb attack
24th Jul 2018

Nigeria: 8 killed, 8 injured in mosque suicide bomb attack

By Olarewaju Kola and Rafiu Ajakaye   ANKARA / MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least eight worshipers were killed and eight others injured on Monday in a suspected suicide bombing at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses said. The … Continued

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar
22nd Jun 2018

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): A female law student barred from the country’s call to bar last year for wearing the Muslim head covering (hijab) has been asked to attend the ceremony billed for later this year. Firdaus … Continued

Nigeria: 31 killed, 48 injured in twin suicide blasts in Borno
18th Jun 2018

Nigeria: 31 killed, 48 injured in twin suicide blasts in Borno

By Rafiu Ajakaye and Olarewaju Kola   LAGOS/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least 31 people were killed and 48 others injured in a twin suicide attack in northeastern Borno state late Saturday, police and a relief agency said Sunday afternoon. The … Continued

Nigeria: 27 killed in twin suicide blasts in NE Nigeria
2nd May 2018

Nigeria: 27 killed in twin suicide blasts in NE Nigeria

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): At least 27 Muslim worshippers have been killed and 56 others injured after two suicide bombers detonated explosive vests during afternoon prayers in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state, according to police local government officials. … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide bombing in mosque kills 4 in Borno State
23rd Apr 2018

Nigeria: Suicide bombing in mosque kills 4 in Borno State

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least four people including two suicide bombers were killed in an attack at a mosque on Sunday in northeastern Nigeria, police said. Two female suicide bombers sneaked into a mosque in Bama … Continued

Nigeria: Over a dozen killed in suspected Boko Haram attack
3rd Apr 2018

Nigeria: Over a dozen killed in suspected Boko Haram attack

By Rafiu Ajakaye and Olarewaju Kola   LAGOS/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): Over a dozen people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in villages in northeastern Nigeria, the army said Monday. Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu said 15 people, including a … Continued

Nigeria: 21 killled in multiple suicide bombings in Borno State
17th Feb 2018

Nigeria: 21 killled in multiple suicide bombings in Borno State

By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA) – At least 21 people were killed and 22 others injured in multiple suicide bombings at a local market in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, police said Saturday. Three suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers infiltrated … Continued

Nigeria: Between 18 to 41 people killed in Zamfara State
16th Feb 2018

Nigeria: Between 18 to 41 people killed in Zamfara State

By Adam Abu Bashal   ABUJA, NIGERIA (AA): Between 18 to 41 people were killed on Thursday following a gunmen attack in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara State, police sources said. An armed gang ambushed a group of local villagers in Zamfara’s … Continued

Nigeria: 22 students killed in road mishap in Kano
14th Feb 2018

Nigeria: 22 students killed in road mishap in Kano

– Incident takes place in northwestern Kano state By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) – At least 22 students were killed in a road mishap in Nigeria’s northwestern Kano state‎ on Tuesday, police said. Students were from Government Secondary School … Continued

Nigeria: Nigerian Muslim women decry discrimination
1st Feb 2018

Nigeria: Nigerian Muslim women decry discrimination

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigerian Muslim women on Wednesday called for banning all discriminations against their religious head-covering (Hijab). “Al-Mu’minaat (an organization of Muslim women in Nigeria) is seeking that legislations be made to specifically criminalize discrimination, … Continued

Nigerian parliament probes lawyer’s hijab ban case
20th Dec 2017

Nigerian parliament probes lawyer’s hijab ban case

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigeria’s parliament on Tuesday launched a probe into the refusal by the country’s law school to call a Muslim woman to the bar because she wore a head covering under her wig on … Continued

Nigeria: Twin suicide bombings kill 13 in northeast Nigeria
3rd Dec 2017

Nigeria: Twin suicide bombings kill 13 in northeast Nigeria

By Olarewaju Kola     MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least 13 people were killed and 30 wounded on Saturday in two suspected suicide bombings in Nigeria’s northeast, police said. Two female suicide bombers entered a marketplace in Biu, the third … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide attack on mosque in NE Nigeria kills over 50
21st Nov 2017

Nigeria: Suicide attack on mosque in NE Nigeria kills over 50

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): At least 50 people have been killed and several dozens injured in a suicide attack at a mosque in the northeastern Adamawa state of Nigeria on Tuesday morning, police said. “At around 5.20 … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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