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SAMPLES OF PUBLICATIONS OF MURIC PRESS STATEMENTS IN NEWSPAPERS (2007 –2010 ONLY)

MURIC often reacts to issues of interest to Muslims in particular and the general public. Some of such statements are published in newspapers and relayed on radio and television. We have been doing this since 1997. Please see below those published in newspapers from February 2007 to January 2008.

1. "Don Accuses Oshun Govt of Political Intolerance" The Nation,
February 4, 2007, p. 5;
2. "Don Condemns Govt", The Nation, Feb 13, 2007, p. 19;
3. “Oshun Community Holds Forum on Good Governance”, The Nation,
Thursday, March 15, 2007, p. 43.
4. "Muslims Seek Peaceful Polls", The Nation, April 12, 2007, p. 40;
5.. "Group Condemns Intimidation of Opposition", Daily
Independent, April 18, 2007, p. A9;
6. "Poll: Islamic Group Seeks More Security", Saturday Punch, April
21, 2007, p. A4;
7. "Elections: Nigerians Urged to Exercise Restraint", Nigerian
Tribune, April 20, 2007, p. 17;
8. "Group to Oyinlola: Stop Harassing Opponents", The Nation, April
20, 2007, p. 32;
9. "Civil Society Prepares for Mass Action", Daily Independent, April
27, 2007, p. A6.
10. “MURIC Condemns Manhunt for Aregbesola”, National Mirror, April
27th, 2007, p. 38.
10. “Polls: NGOs, Students Pray For Slain Protesters”, The Nation, May
1st 2007, p. 41.
11. “Pray For Leaders, Not Dealers- Dr. Akintola”, National Mirror, Friday,
4th May, 2007, p. 41.
12. “Group Faults Plan to Sack Workers”, The Nation, May 13, 2007, p. 7.
13. “MURIC Warns Against Retrenchment”, Nigerian Tribune, 18th May,
2007, p. 15.
14.“MURIC Condoles NUJ”, National Mirror, 25th May, 2007, p. 42.
15. “MURIC Wants Dokubo Released”, Nigerian Tribune, 1st June, 2007, p.
17.
16. “MURIC Calls For the Release of Asari Dokubo”, National Mirror, 8th
June, 2007, p. 42.
17. MURIC Organised Special Prayer for Babatunde Fashola (picture), The
Sun, 1st June, 2007, p. 39.
18. “MURIC Warns Against Journalists’ Eviction”, Nigerian Tribune, 15th
June, 2007, p. 17.
19. “Islamic Group Hails Dokubo’s Release”, The Nation, 17th June, 2007,
p. 6.
20. “Alleged Assassination Plot in Oshun Too Bad”, The Nation, 26th June,
2007, p. 12.
21. “MURIC Tasks National Assembly on Assets Declaration”, Nigerian
Tribune, 13th July, 2007, p. 17.
22. “Assets Declaration: Others Must Be Compelled To Do So”, National
Mirror, 13th July, 2007, p. 41.
23. “Muslim Group Calls For Sultan, Okiro’s Intervention”, The Punch, 24th
July, 2007, p. 9.
24. “Religious Intolerance, Bane of Progress”, National Mirror, 3rd August,
2007, p. 42.
25. “Yoruba Have been Marginalised – Fasehun”, The Punch, 10th August,
2007, p. 10.
26. “Group Urges Muslims To Shun Violence”, National Mirror, 17th
August, 2007, p. 40.
27. “Don’t Reduce EFCC’s Power – MURIC Tells FG”, Nigerian Tribune,
17th August, 2007, p. 31.
28. “Group Warns AGF On EFCC”, The Nation, 26th September, 2007, p.5. 29. “MURIC Warns FG Over EFCC”, Nigerian Tribune, 28th September,
2007, p. 31.
30. “Don’t Strangulate EFCC”, National Mirror, 28th September, 2007, p.
38.
31. “Afenifere, Others Fault Attempt to Cripple EFCC”, The Punch, 27th
September, 2007, p. 10.
32. “We Will Expose Corrupt Muslims”, National Mirror, 3rd October, 2007,
p. 17
33. “MURIC Declares Jihad Against Corruption”, National Mirror, 5th
October, 2007, p. 39.
34. “Reform NSCIA Now, MURIC Tells Sultan”, National Mirror, 11th
October, 2007, p. 4.
35. “MURIC Berates Leaders Waste Culture”, Nigerian Tribune, 12th
October, 2007, p. 31
36. “Group Calls For Prison Reforms”, The Nation, 14th October, 2007, p. 8.
37. “NSCIA Incompetent, Lacks Focus – MURIC”, National Mirror, 17th
October, 2007, p. 17.
38. “Protect Muslims in the East – MURIC Urges Government”, National
Mirror, 26th October, 2007, p. 45.
39. “MURIC Faults NSCIA on Eid-el-Fitr”, Nigerian Tribune, 26th October,
2007, p. J.
40. “Letter to the Sultan”, Nigerian Tribune, 30th October, 2007, p. 9.
41. “MURIC Calls For Maximum Protection for EFCC Officials”, National
Mirror, 9th November, 2007, p. 44.
41. “MURIC Admonishes IG on EFCC Officials”, Nigerian Trib une, 9th
November, 2007, p. 31.
42. “MURIC Condemns Killings in Bauchi”, Nigerian Tribune, 14th
December 2007, p. 31.
43. “MURIC Condemns Religious Riot in Bauchi State”, National Mirror,
14th December, 2007, p. 46.
44. “MURIC Elects Officers in State Branches”, National Mirror, 14th
December, 2007, p. 46.
45. “MURIC Counsels Muslims on Corruption”, Nigerian Tribune, 21st
December, 2007, p. 31.
46. Muslim Group felicitates With Christians – Wants Emergency Declared
on Benin-Ore Road”, Daily Trust, 26th December, 2007, p. 7.
47. “Muslim Group Challenges Religious Leaders”, The Nation, 1st January,
2008, p. 35.
48. “Leave Ribadu Alone”, Daily Trust”, 3rd January, 2008.
49. “MURIC Condemns Bhutto’s Killing”, Nigerian Tribune, 4th January,
2008, p. N.
50. Solomon Owolebi, “EFCC: Islamic Group Opposes Ribadu’s Removal”,
Daily Sun, 8th January, 2008, p. 14.
51. Zakariya Adaramola, “Group Urges FG to Declare Muslim Holiday”,
Daily Trust, 9th January, 2008, p. 10.
52. Sekinah Lawal, “Halt Closure of Private Schools – MURIC”, National
Mirror, 18th January, 2008, p. 46.
53. Tajudeen Adebanjo, “Stop Closure of Private Schools”, The Nation, 19th
January, 2008.
54. Zakariya Adaramola, “NAHCON Urged to Recover N42m Pilgrims’
Money”, Daily Trust, Tuesday, 22nd January, 2008, p. 10.
55. “Ribadu’s Maltreatment Exposes Nigeria Police, Says MURIC”,
Nigerian Compass, Thursday, 1st January, 2009, p. 49.
56. “Israeli Action in Gaza Will Fuel Terrorism”, The Punch, Tuesday, 6th
January, 2009, p. 50.
57. “US, Britain Must Stop Israeli Aggression on Gaza – MURIC”, Daily
Trust, 6th January, 2009, p. 49.
58. “MURIC Condemns Israeli Attack on Gaza”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday,
9th January, 2009, p. 46.
59. “Lagos Doctors Suspend Strike”, The Nation, Thursday, January 8,
2009, p. 4.
60. Ribadu’s Persecution Exposes Nigerian Police – MURIC”, National
Mirror, Monday, January 12, 2009, p. 36.
61. “MURIC Charges Religious Leaders on Noise Pollution”, Nigerian
Tribune, Friday, 6th February, 2009, p. 46.
62. “Noise Pollution: Kudos To LASG”, National Mirror, Friday, 6th
February, 2009, p. 32.
63. “Declare State of Emergency on Food”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday, 27th
February, 2009, p. 46.
64. “Group Seeks State of Emergency in Agriculture”, The Nation, Friday,
6th March, 2009, p. 44.
65. “Group Urges Yaradua to Declare Emergency in Agriculture”, Nigerian
Compass, Friday, 6th March, 2009, p. 40.
66. “MURIC Warns Governors on Shariah Implementation”, Nigerian
Tribune, Friday, 20th March, 2009, p. 46.
67. “Stop Paying Lip Service to Shariah, Group Tells Governors”, Daily
Trust, Thursday, 19th March, 2009, p. 7.
68. “MURIC Calls For Review of Shariah System”, Nigerian Compass,
Friday, 3rd April, 2009, p. 32.
69. “MURIC Cautions FG on Spread of CSM”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday,
27th March, 2009, p. 46.
70. “The Terror Alert at US Embassy”, The Guardian, Thursday, 9th April,
2009, p. 14.
71. “MURIC Charges US on Justice in the Middle East”, Nigerian Tribune,
Friday, 17th April, 2009, p. 46.
72. “MURIC Felicitates With Christians”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday, 17th
April, 2009, p. 47.
73. “Take-over Could Be Dangerous – Group”, Daily Trust , Wednesday, 8th
April, 2009, p. 2.
74. “MURIC Appeals to Muslims”, Nigerian Compass, Thursday, 23rd
April, 2009, p. 46.
75. “Impasse in Ogun Assembly: MURIC Warns National Assembly to
Steer Clear”, National Mirror, Friday, 24th April, 2009, p. 30.
76. “MURIC Urges Calm Over Anti-Islam Publication”, Daily Independent,
Friday, 24th April, 2009, p. E9.
77. “ABUTH Must Reinstate Nurse”, Daily Trust, Friday, 17th April, 2009,
p. 46.
78. “Islamic Group Seeks Reinstatement of ABUTH Nurse”, Nigerian
Compass, 24th April, 2009, p. 32.
79. “MURIC Condemns Sack of Hijab Staff Nurse”, Nigerian
Tribune, Friday, 24th May, 2009, p. 47.
80. “MURIC Supports LASG’s Plan to Tax Religious Houses”, Nigerian
Tribune, Friday, 8th May, 2009, p. 46.
81. “”Move to Tax Lagos Churches, Mosques Lauded”, Daily Trust, Friday,
22nd May, 2009, p. 47.
82. “MURIC Seeks Review of Islamic Legal System, Nigerian Compass,
Friday, 15th May, 2009, p. 32.
83. “MURIC Backs Lagos Regulations for Churches, Mosques”, Nigerian
Compass, Friday, 29th May, 2009, p. 46.
84. “MURIC Tasks NASS on Breast-Feeding”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday,
19th June, 2009, p. 46.
85. “MURIC Calls for 2-Year Breast-Feeding Legislation”, Daily Trust,
Wednesday, 17th June, 2009, p. 11.
86. “MURIC Backs Ban on Use of Speakers”, Nigerian Compass, Friday,
19th June, 2009, p. 32.
87. “MURIC Decries Traditionalist Imposed Curfews”, Daily Trust,
Thursday, 2nd July, 2009, p. 6.
88. “Regulate Activities of Traditionalists, Muslim Group Demands”, Daily
Sun, Tuesday, 7th July, 2009, p. 14.
89. “Caution Traditionalists, MURIC Tells FG”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday,
10th July, 2009, p. 46.
90. “Return Arabic to the Naira”, Daily Trust, Friday, 17th July, 2009, p. 52.
91. “Return Ajami to Naira, Group Urges CBN”, Daily Trust, Friday, 17th
July, 2009, (Business Page) p. 30.
92. “MURIC Wants Arabic Inscribed on Naira”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday,
31st July, 2009, p. 41.
93. “Boko Haram: Muslim Rights Group Warns Against Arbitrary Killings”,
Sunday Punch, 2nd August, 2009, p. 9.
94. “Employ Graduates of Islamic Studies”, The Nation, Monday, 21st
August, 2009, p. B6.
95. “Boko Haram: Police, Lagos Muslims Trade Words”, Weekly Trust,
Saturday, 5th September, 2009, p. 5.
96. “Boko Haram: MURIC Raises Alarm Over Arrest of Journalists”, Daily
Trust, Monday, 7th September, 2009, p. 10.
97. “Group Cautions Police on Aregbesola”, Daily Trust, Monday, 10th
August, 2009, p. 9.
98. “Nigeria Needs Islamic Banks”, Daily Trust, Thursday, 3rd September,
2009, p. 37.
99. “MURIC Hails Banking Reform”, The Nation, Friday, 4th September,
2009, p. 6.
100. “Boko Haram: MURIC Calls For Release of Journalists”, Nigerian
Compass, Friday, September 11, 2009, p. 32.
101.”MURIC Wants FG to Avert Doctors’ Strike”, Daily Trust, Tuesday,
15th September, 2009, p. 9.
102. “Delayed Burial: MURIC Absolves Gani of Blame”, Daily Trust,
Wednesday, 23rd September, 2009, p. 10.
103. “Why Religious Crises Occur in Nigeria”, Daily Trust, Thursday, 1st
October, 2009, p. 8.
104. “Don’t Withdraw Soldiers From Niger Delta”, The Punch, Friday, 9th
October, 2009, p. 7.
105. “Oshiomole and the FG/ASUU Pact”, The Guardian, Sunday, 25th
October, 2010, p. 28.
106. “Akintola Tasks Muslims on Unity”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday, 6th
November, 2009, p. 41.
107. “North-East Lost 5,000 in Five Years”, The Punch, Wednesday, 18th
November, 2009, p. 10.
108. “2010 Budget: MURIC Condemns Senate, Reps”, Nigerian Compass,
Tuesday, 24th November, 2009, p. 49.
109. “US Plane Bomb Attack: Clerics Condemn Incident”, Daily Sun,
Monday, 28th December, 2009, p. 9.
110. “MURIC Condemns Alleged Terror Act”, Daily Trust, Monday, 28th
December, 2009, p. 10.
111. “Moslem Leaders Condemn Attempted Terror Attack by Mutalab”, The
Guardian, Tuesday, 29th December, 2009, p. 4.
112. “Group Condemns Nigerian Al-Qaedah’s Suicide Bomb Attempt”,
Nigerian Tribune, Monday, 28th December, 2009, p. 7.
113. “Failed Hajj: Group Wants Travel Agent Tried”, Daily Trust, Friday, 1st
January, 2010, p. 9.
114. “Muslim Clerics Deny Al-Qaedah Links in the Country”, Nigerian
Compass, Friday, 1st January, 2010, p. 24.
115. “Criminality Alien to Islam”, The Nation, Wednesday, 13th January,
2010, p. C2.
116. “Group Cautions Politicians Against Heating Up the Polity”, Daily
Trust, Thursday, 14th January, 2010, p. 9.
117. “Group Warns Against Spread of Jos Mayhem”, Nigerian Tribune,
Friday, 5th February, 2010, p. 41.
118. “Ignore America’s Criticism, Islamic Group Urges Iran”, Nigerian
Compass, Wednesday, 17th February, 2010, p. 26.
119. “Islamic Scholar Urges Iran to Shun Threats From Western Powers”,
Nigerian Compass, Saturday, 20th February, 2010, p. 24.
119. “FG Urged to Probe Extra-Judicial Killings in Nigeria”, Nigerian
Tribune, Friday, 26th February, 2010, p. 41.
120. “Christians, Muslims Urged to Close Ranks”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday,
26th February, 2010, p. 50.
121. “Muslims, Christians Urged to Close Ranks”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday,
5th March, 2010, p. 41.
122. “Jos Massacre Condemnable – Adegbite, Others”, Nigerian Tribune,
Friday, 12th March, 2010, p. 42.
123. “Jos Massacre: Group Warns Against Spread of Crisis to South West”,
Nigerian Tribune, Friday, 19th March, 2010, p. 41.
124. “Muslim Group Warns Against Reprisal Killings”, Daily Trust,
Wednesday, 10th March, 2010, p. 8.
125. “MURIC Charges Nigerian Leaders on Poverty”, Nigerian Tribune,
Friday, 9th April, 2010, p. 41.
126. “Group Condemns Proposed Increase in Electricity Tariff”, Daily
Trust, 20th May, 2010, p. 27.
127. “MURIC Condemns Anomaly in Nigeria’s Judicial System”, Nigerian
Tribune, Friday, 7th May, 2010, p. 41.
128. “MURIC Charges NPAN on Welfare of Slain Journalists’ Families”,
Nigerian Tribune, Friday, 4th June, 2010, p. 41.
129. “Leave Yerima Alone – Group”, Nigerian Tribune, Friday, 18th June,
2010, p. 41.
130. “Group Faults FG, NASS Over Expenditure”, Daily Trust, Monday,
28th June, 2010, p. 5.
131. “Stop Wasting Nigeria’s Money”, The Punch, 29th June, 2010, p.14.
132. “Rep, TUC, Others Condemn Journalists’ Kidnap”, The Punch,
Thursday 15th July, 2010, p. 6.
133. “Group Condemns Abduction of Journalists”, Nigerian Tribune,
Friday, 16th July, 2010, p. 45.
134. “Nigeria at 50: MURIC Warns Against Wastage”, Nigerian Tribune,
Friday, 16th July, 2010, p. 41.
135. “NIREC, NSCIA, Others Challenge IGP”, The Nation, Friday, 16th
July, 2010, p. 6.

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