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Reject Calls For Pantami’s Resignation – MURIC Tells Buhari
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Reject Calls For Pantami’s Resignation – MURIC Tells Buhari

The Muslim Rights Concern has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reject voices calling for the resignation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami. This is according to a statement issued by the Executive Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director of MURIC The statement was titled ‘Pantami: Call for resignation afterthought, belated’. The group condemned Pantami's critics, claiming it is a ploy to weaken the President Buhari-led administration. It also alleged that the critics want to score a cheap political point with their demand for Pantami’s resignation. It reads, “The call for the resignation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, over remarks made as a teenager and long before h...
Don’t Succumb To Blackmail, MURIC Tells Pantami
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Don’t Succumb To Blackmail, MURIC Tells Pantami

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged the Minister of Communications and Digital Planning, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to ignore calls by some people that he should resign. There has been calls for Pantami to resign over his alleged ties to terrorists sects. Pantanmi, who described the campaign for him to step down as politically motivated, renounced some the controversial statements he made in the past. But that did not stop those who asked President Muhammadu Buhari to fire him from continuing with their campaign. In a statement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said everyone has their past. “A section of the Nigerian press published reports of calls being made by some people for the resignation of Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami over the fake ne...
Why Has No Yoruba Muslim Ever Occupied Aso Rock? – MURIC
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Why Has No Yoruba Muslim Ever Occupied Aso Rock? – MURIC

The Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has thrown a question at the Nigerian political elite, particularly Yoruba leaders. The Islamic human rights body wants to know why no single Yoruba Muslim has ever occupied Aso Rock from independence to date. MURIC argued that all Yoruba heads of state have been Christians all along. To this end, the group has tabled a request for a Yoruba Muslim president come 2023. In a statement issued on Friday, 26th February, 2021, the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, contended that Yoruba Muslims have been at the receiving end of political and religious persecution for too long. He therefore opined that the time is ripe for a Yoruba Muslim president to emerge in Nigeria in the interest of fairness a...
Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers – MURIC
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Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers – MURIC

The Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has waded into the hijab imbroglio in Kwara State. Some public school teachers had recently forced female Muslim students to remove their hijab within the school premises. This has generated controversy across the state leading to the closure of ten schools by the state government. In its own contribution to the debate, MURIC has vowed to take all necessary constitutional measures to stop the oppression of innocent female Muslim pupils across Kwara State. This was contained in a public statement issued by the director of the Muslim rights advocacy group, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021. According to MURIC, “What is happening in Kwara State today regarding use of hijab in s...
Give Bailout Funds To Herders To Buy Land For Ranching – MURIC To FG
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Give Bailout Funds To Herders To Buy Land For Ranching – MURIC To FG

The Federal Government (FG) has been tasked to do more than it is doing presently to address the burning issue of insecurity in the country. The advice came from the Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC). The group wants FG to give the cattle rearing industry enough funds to buy land for the establishment of ranches. FG can ban open grazing after the bailout fund has been released. The suggestion was contained in a press statement circulated among the media on Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola. The statement reads: “The crisis between herders and farmers has generated severe tension over the years and it has resulted in open clashes with loss of lives and properties in recent times. In our o...
Pastor Gangers Abducts Muslim Girl In Kaduna, Converts Her To Christianity – MURIC
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Pastor Gangers Abducts Muslim Girl In Kaduna, Converts Her To Christianity – MURIC

The plight of a Muslim girl, Sadiya Idris, who was stolen by a Kaduna pastor, Reverend Jonah Gangers, has been brought into limelight. Although the case is already in court, the Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has called for a speedy trial and the arrest and prosecution of the accomplices of Rev. Gangers. MURIC made the demand in a statement issued on Friday, 13th November, 2020. MURIC’s press release was signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. The group said, “Sadiya Idris of Tudun Nupawa, Kaduna, was kidnapped in 2013 at the age of eleven by Reverend Jonah Gangers who resides in Barakallahu, Kaduna, and has his church there. The reverend was allegedly aided by a dubious character called Peter. Sadiya was kept against her wish in...
MURIC Reacts To Statement Allegedly Made By Miyetti Allah
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MURIC Reacts To Statement Allegedly Made By Miyetti Allah

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) rejects a statement credited to Miyetti Allah in which the group allegedly said that Fulani will rule forever. We call on Miyetti Allah to confirm or deny the alleged statement. We affirm that Nigeria belongs to no particular tribe and every ethnic group has a stake in the Nigerian project. Leadership is therefore not the birthright of any ethnicity. We appeal to Nigerians to ignore the statement allegedly made by Miyetti Allah and to allow the group to make clarifications. We call on leaders to avoid divisive, explosive and provocative statements. We strongly suspect that the alleged statement is either a product of fake news or that the real statement had been deliberately distorted or that Miyetti Allah leader has been inadvertently misquot...
Amotekun: Muslims Reject Oduduwa Republic – MURIC
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Amotekun: Muslims Reject Oduduwa Republic – MURIC

PRESS RELEASE: AMOTEKUN: MUSLIMS REJECT ODUDUWA REPUBLIC - MURIC An Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has insisted that there is a connection between the amotekun initiative and recent agitation for the establishment of Oduduwa Republic. The group therefore declared that Muslims in the region will never be part of the proposed Oduduwa Republic. It called on the governors in the region to be wary of the activities of irredentist elements who are exploiting the euphoria of the moment to achieve their selfish and parochial objectives. The group also warned that breaking away from the rest of Nigeria cannot be in the best interest of the Yoruba. This was revealed in a press statement issued by the Director of the human rights association, Professor Is...
Coronavirus: MURIC Cautions Mosques against Reopening
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Coronavirus: MURIC Cautions Mosques against Reopening

Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has cautioned Islamic authorities in Nigeria against the reopening of mosques, amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The advice was contained in a statement issued by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, 18th May, 2020. A few states in the country, including Borno and Gombe, have relaxed the ban on religious gatherings, granting permission to mosques and churches to reopen, though with strict guidelines on physical distancing and maintaining proper hygiene. However, Akintola said such steps have to be taken with caution. He said; “There are reports that some state governments have given the green light for the opening of mosques. This may not be wise enough.” “We must be on the...
MURIC Tasks Obiano On Muslims In Anambra
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MURIC Tasks Obiano On Muslims In Anambra

The governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Sunday 26th April, 2020, gave guidelines to the state’s residents regarding the relaxation of lockdown in the state. However, an Islamic human rights association has criticized the governor for focusing on Christians and church attendance protocol during lockdown in the state to the detriment of his Muslim subjects. This was contained in a press statement circulated on Wednesday 29th April, 2020 by the group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. “We are bemused by the one-sided statement accredited to the governor of Anambra State on his advisory to residents of the state on easing the lockdown. He kept referring to churches and church leaders thereby giving the impression that he only recognizes Christianity in his state. “Obiano...
Nathaniel Samuel, Christian Bomber: Fani-kayode, CAN Lied – MURIC
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Nathaniel Samuel, Christian Bomber: Fani-kayode, CAN Lied – MURIC

There has been intense controversy over the faith of the man caught attempting to bomb a branch of Winners Chapel Church, Kaduna, on Sunday 2nd February, 2020. Although the police gave the suspect’s name as Nathaniel Samuel (a Christian name), a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and Rev. Joseph John Hayab, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have argued that the suspect was a Muslim by name Muhammed Sani Nasiru. In the developing story, an Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has pitched its camp with the Kaduna State Police Command, insisting that the suspect was indeed a Christian by name Nathaniel Samuel. In a statement circulated by the group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Wednesday, 5th February, 2020, the hum...
“Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed” – MURIC
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“Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed” – MURIC

Sequel to the resolution of the governors of the South West to give a legal backing to the Amotekun security outfit, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the governors of the South West to allow the re-branded security agency to embrace all citizens living in the sub-region. MURIC also advised that the new security organization should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization. The call was made on Monday 27th January, 2020 in a press statement issued by the director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola. The statement further added: “No homo sapien compos mentis living in Yorubaland will oppose the setting up of a security outfit to complement the existing security agencies on ground (the army, police, NNDC, DSS, etc...
South-west Governors Turning Amotekun into Christian Militia- MURIC alleges
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South-west Governors Turning Amotekun into Christian Militia- MURIC alleges

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused South West governors of having a hidden agenda to turn the newly created regional security outfit, Amotekun, ito a ''Christian militia''. In a statement released by its director, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC alleged that an ongoing recruitment by the security outfit has mandated applicants to submit birth certificates registered only in churches. Read the statement below Governors of the South West sub-region recently established a security outfit called ‘Amotekun’ (the leopard). However, an Islamic organization has raised the alarm over what it described as the attempt of the handlers of the new security outfit to accept birth certificates registered only in churches as one of the pre-requisites for eligibility for recruitment into the ou...
Amotekun: Who Ordered Registration In Churches? – MURIC Raises Alarm
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Amotekun: Who Ordered Registration In Churches? – MURIC Raises Alarm

Governors of the South West sub-region recently established a security outfit called ‘Amotekun’ (the leopard). However, an Islamic organization has raised the alarm over what it described as the attempt of the handlers of the new security outfit to accept birth certificates registered only in churches as one of the pre-requisites for eligibility for recruitment into the outfit. This was the view expressed by Professor Ishaq Akintola, director of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) in a statement issued early on Friday, 17th January, 2020. “Let us make our stand on Amotekun clear from the beginning. MURIC is not allergic to any state or region taking steps aimed at rubber-cushioning the effect of the security challenges currently facing Nigeria. But the approach must be transparent,...
‘Christians Enjoy More Holidays In Nigeria Than Muslims’ – MURIC
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‘Christians Enjoy More Holidays In Nigeria Than Muslims’ – MURIC

As Nigerian Christians join their counterparts throughout the world to celebrate the New Year on Wednesday, 1st January, 2020, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has alleged lopsidedness, partiality and persecution of Muslims in the manner the Nigerian government dishes out its holidays. Rising from an emergency meeting where it deliberated on the latest allegation of persecution by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), MURIC insisted that the last public holiday, which was declared by the Federal Government on 1st January, 2020, has exposed CAN as a body which enjoys shedding crocodile tears. MURIC’s stand was contained in a press statement to DAILY POST on Friday, signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. MURIC said in the statement, “CAN claims it is being pers...
Buhari’s Government Is The Best Since Independence – MURIC
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Buhari’s Government Is The Best Since Independence – MURIC

As Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, an Islamic human rights organization has identified the Buhari administration as the best since independence. Making this assertion is the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) in its independence day message signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and circulated to the media on Tuesday, 1st October, 2019. According to the group, while it is generally agreed that corruption is Nigeria’s numero uno problem, it is only the current administration that has frontally addressed this dangerous cankerworm while President Muhammadu Buhari has been the only ruler who has boldly confronted it. “We adjudge the Buhari administration as the best in post-independence Nigeria. Everyone agrees that corruption is the bane of Nigeria’s developmen...
MURIC Reacts To Proscription Of Shi’ite
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MURIC Reacts To Proscription Of Shi’ite

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) last week announced the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites. Reacting to this development, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on Nigerians to allow FG to handle the situation. This was contained in a statement made available to the media by the Director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, 29th July, 2019. According to MURIC, “It will be recalled that we suggested that FG should initiate dialogue with the leadership of the Nigerian Muslim community and leaders of IMN in order to find an amicable settlement for the Shiite imbroglio. “But more revelations have since come to our attention in the last 48 hours. For example, at least two Muslim neighbours ...
RUGA: Fulani Not Planning To Install Emirs in Enugu, Asaba – MURIC
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RUGA: Fulani Not Planning To Install Emirs in Enugu, Asaba – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has cautioned Nigerians against politicizing the suspended Federal Government Rural Grazing Reserved Area, otherwise known as RUGA, for herdsmen. The Islamic human rights organization, which gave the warning through its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Thursday, said; “Nigerians should stop listening to rogue politicians.” The group noted that there was nothing like Fulanis planning to install Emir of Oshogbo, Emir of Enugu or Emir of Asaba. It is all balderdash, adding that these are false alarms being raised by unscrupulous politicians and expired demagogues. The group observed, “For decades in this country, we have always had Seriki Hausawa in almost all the cities of the South just as we have always had In a Yoruba and Igwe of the Igbo in...
BBNaija: Fani-Kayode Blasts MURIC For Demanding A Ban On Reality TV Show
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BBNaija: Fani-Kayode Blasts MURIC For Demanding A Ban On Reality TV Show

Former Minister Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the petition written by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) calling for a ban on Big Brother Naija show. On Friday, it was reported that MURIC wrote a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari calling on him to ensure that the airing of the 2019 edition of the reality television show, Big Brother Naija is put to a stop immediately. The Muslim group,in a statement issued by Professor Ishaq Akintola, its Director, labelled the reality show as ‘immoral, dangerous and bohemian’, Fox Meek reports. However, Fani-Kayode took to his official Twitter page to give a response to the petition written by the Muslim group while also accusing its Direc, Akintola of being addicted to the reality show. “Sheik Akintola of MURIC wants @BBN...
MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State
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MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State

PRESS RELEASE: CHRISTIAN STATE: CALL WIKE TO ORDER NOW The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, declared two days ago that the state is a Christian State. The governor made the statement during a crusade organized by the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Church in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State. However, an Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on stakeholders in the Nigerian project to call Wike to order. In a press statement distributed on Thursday, 27th June, 2019, MURIC described the governor’s statement as audacious, unguarded and reckless. The statement was signed by the Director of the organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola. “At a time when Nigeria is facing religious and ethnic crises, a state governor still has the temerity...
Adeleke University Persecuting Muslim Students – MURIC
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Adeleke University Persecuting Muslim Students – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, of persecuting Muslim students in the institution. According to the Islamic human rights organization, the private tertiary institution is serially violating the fundamental human rights of Muslim students in the institution. This was disclosed in a press statement circulated on Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 by the Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola. “Adeleke University is a serial violator of Allah-given fundamental rights of Muslim students. This institution forces Muslim students to attend church on Sundays. It makes it mandatory for students living in the hostel to attend church every Wednesday and Saturday. “The practice of any other faith on campus except Christianity is banned. Muslim...
MURIC Reacts as Buhari Makes June 12 Democracy Day
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MURIC Reacts as Buhari Makes June 12 Democracy Day

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed the Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) for shifting the celebration of the inauguration of President Buhari’s second term to June 12. MURIC in a statement by its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola said, “June 12 symbolises the struggle for the return of democracy to Nigeria and the transfer of power to the Nigerian people and the rejection of military rule. The statement added that” June 12 is an indelible landmark in the annals of Nigeria’s political history. “That was the day Nigerians eschewed acrobatic religiosity and gymnastic ethnicity and gave their votes to a man who truly deserved it. They gave the cold shoulder to mediocrity and parochialism and donned the toga of merit and excellence in its t...
Hijab: MURIC Denounces The Action Of The JAMB Invigilators And Supervisors
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Hijab: MURIC Denounces The Action Of The JAMB Invigilators And Supervisors

The daughter of a former ace broadcaster, Sulaiman Aledeh, was among several hijab-wearing female students who were denied entry at a JAMB examination center in Lagos yesterday. This was revealed in a tweet sent by the ex-broadcaster at exactly 8 am on Thursday, 11th April, 2019 on his twitter handle @aledeh, ‘My daughter is writing her @JAMBHQ today but she just called me now that she’s been asked to remove her hijab before she’s allowed in at the center at New Ocean School, Megida, Ayobo. Is that the rule please? She’s NOT the only one cos they’re from a MUSLIM school’. Meanwhile the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has denounced the action of the JAMB invigilators and supervisors at the examination centers involved. MURIC’s condemnation was made known in a press statement signed ...
MURIC Expresses Disappointment Over Fayemi’s Commissioners List
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MURIC Expresses Disappointment Over Fayemi’s Commissioners List

The governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, sent his list of commissioners to the State assembly on Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019. The list contained fourteen (14) names. The governor also added another five (5) names for the nomination of the chairman and members of the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission (EKSLGSC). Meanwhile the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the list as most disappointing. The Islamic human rights organization reacted in a press statement signed by its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Thursday, 4th April, 2019. “This list is heavily lopsided. Fayemi is ill-advised. He has grossly shortchanged Muslims. How can he give us only one commissioner out of fourteen? What parameter did he use? This is most disappointing. Fayemi...
CAN Demands On NASS Leadership Distasteful – MURIC
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CAN Demands On NASS Leadership Distasteful – MURIC

PRESS RELEASE: DEMAND FOR CHRISTIANS AS LEADERS IN NASS: CAN LAYING BAD PRECEDENT The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev (Dr.) Samson Ayokunle has written the National Assembly (NASS) demanding the position of senate president or speaker of the House of Representatives. The request was contained in a letter signed on the CAN president’s behalf by his special assistant, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji. However, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused CAN of setting a bad precedent. The human rights organization stated this in a press statement signed by its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019. According to MURIC, “CAN is setting a very bad precedent. CAN is simply manifesting symptoms of acrobatic religiousity. Nig...
WAEC Official Threatens MURIC Director With Disappearance In Leaked Audio
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WAEC Official Threatens MURIC Director With Disappearance In Leaked Audio

In a tone reminiscent of the dark days of the military era in Nigeria, an official of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Reverend (Dr) Henry Osidehinde has threatened a ‘disappear without trace’ treatment for Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola for daring to demand the rights of Muslim students. In the 1 minute, 3 seconds audio clip exclusively obtained by Muslim News, Rev. Osidehinde specifically warned Prof Akintola against protesting over WAEC’s deliberate scheduling of its examinations to collide with Friday’s prayer. The Reverend, who is reported to be the Deputy Registrar in charge of the School Examinations Department at the Lagos office of WAEC made the controversial statement at a seminar held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the ...
MURIC Asks Buhari To Appoint More Yoruba Muslims To His Cabinet
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MURIC Asks Buhari To Appoint More Yoruba Muslims To His Cabinet

As Nigeria prepares for the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ministerial list, the Muslim Rights Concern has proactively demanded that Muslims must have a fair share of the list of ministers who will be appointed from the South West. This position was made known in a press statement issued by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Friday, 22nd March, 2019 and signed by its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. MURIC, a human rights group, argued that despite the fact that Muslims are in the majority in the South West, Muslims in the region have always been shortchanged politically. The group added, “We received the worst treatment under former President Goodluck Jonathan. He appointed six ministers from the sub-region but, to our dismay, all of them we...
MURIC Condemns FRSC For Excluding Muslim Women From Recruitment Exercise
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MURIC Condemns FRSC For Excluding Muslim Women From Recruitment Exercise

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) recently conducted nationwide recruitment exercise for which applicants were requested to appear in white shorts, white round neck T-shirts, canvass and socks. Reacting to the development, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) described it as a deliberate exercise in religious marginalization, economic deprivation and undisguised discrimination against Muslim women. MURIC’s reaction was contained in a press statement signed by its director and founder, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Thursday, 26th September, 2018. The Islamic human rights organization wondered why FRSC would issue a directive which is designed to exclude a section of Nigerian citizens. Akintola said, “The whole world knows that Muslim women do not wear shorts. It is therefore stra...
Osun Rerun: Adeleke Deceiving Muslims – MURIC Issues Warning
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Osun Rerun: Adeleke Deceiving Muslims – MURIC Issues Warning

The gubernatorial election which was held in Osun State on Saturday 22nd September, 2018 was declared inconclusive and a new date, Thursday 27th September, 2018 has been fixed for a re-run. According to the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) in a press statement issued on Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 and signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, its office has been inundated with complaints from its members in Osun state who fear a raw deal in the event of Senator Adeleke emerging winner after the re-run. “Our members are apprehensive. There is this information that Senator Adeleke pledged to return mission schools to their owners if he becomes governor of Osun. We don’t peddle rumour. We are therefore using this medium to ascertain the veracity of the report. The distingui...
“Get Your PVCs” – Muric Tells Muslims
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“Get Your PVCs” – Muric Tells Muslims

With less than one month to the deadline issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for Nigerians to register for the 2019 general elections, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has added its voice to those calling on Nigerians to get their voters’ cards (PVC) ready. This message was contained in a press statement issued by the organization and signed by its director and founder, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Wednesday. MURIC urged Imams in all parts of the country to make the issue of registration for the 2019 elections and the need for Muslims to register as voters the core of their sermons to be delivered in all mosques every Friday beginning from Friday, 27th July, 2018. According to MURIC, “Your vote is your power. You must make it count. But you will h...
Obasanjo’s Letter: MURIC Blames NASS, PDP For Buhari’s Failure
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Obasanjo’s Letter: MURIC Blames NASS, PDP For Buhari’s Failure

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019.   MURIC in a statement signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said the National Assembly was to blame for lack of progress in the country and not Buhari.     It stated that Buhari was a victim of a well-knitted political conspiracy.   In reaction to Obasanjo’s letter, MURIC said it was in support of President BUhari’s second term as the former president had chosen to criticise Buhari “‘the victim’ not NASS ‘the Culprit’.”   MURIC speaking in support of Buhari’s second term said “the president can take Nigeria to El Dorado if he is given a second term without conflagration on the roof.”   The statement read “The ...
Herdsmen: Arrest All Killers Not Just Fulani Killers – Muslim Group Tells IG
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Herdsmen: Arrest All Killers Not Just Fulani Killers – Muslim Group Tells IG

A Muslim group has advised the Inspector General of Police, Idris Kpotum to arrest all killers and not just Fulani killers in Benue, Taraba and other states affected by the Fulani Herdsmen crisis. Below is a statement signed by the director of MURIC, professor Ishaq Akintola, and made available to PoliticsNGR; “While the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) welcomes this development, we see the need for clarification and modification of Senate’s request. In the first place, we need to ask whether the killers who should be arrested are just herdsmen who have been accused of killings in Benue. If this is so, there is need for modification particularly in the light of the exposure of a killer army being sponsored by Benue State authorities and the claim by herdsmen that the Benue militia ha...

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