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June 23, 2017 11:09 AM Ramadan Day 28: Are Muslims allowed to use money for zakat-al-fitr?

Editor’s note: As the month of Ramadan slowly coming to an end, many Muslims worldwide will be preparing for how to pay their zakat-al-fitr (Obligatory charity at the end of Ramadan). In this Ramadan lecture, NAIJ.com examines Islamic ruling on why it is not permissible for Muslims to use money to pay zakat-al-fitr. In the name of Allah, The most beneficent 12

June 23, 2017 11:05 AM Police confirm origin of deadly London tower fire

Police said on Friday that the fire that engulfed a London tower block killing at least 79 people started in a Hotpoint “WHR.N” fridge freezer and cladding on the building failed all safety tests. Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint model, “FF175BP”, was not subject to recall and that the manufacturer was doing further tests 13

June 23, 2017 8:57 AM The 12 months in which Britain turned from a seemingly confident leader into a stretched nation

LONDON — The glory days of the Empire are long over. But in some ways, Britain still seemed like it was punching far above its weight a year ago. Although less populous than France or Germany, Britain remained a political and economic world leader, and was the dream destination for Europeans in awe of London, its vibrant capital. But a lot has changed 20

June 23, 2017 7:47 AM AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s solar-power brainwave was borrowed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun. Trump’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy 13

June 23, 2017 7:39 AM AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun. Trump's speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements 17

June 23, 2017 6:05 AM South Africa’s top court okays secret Zuma no-confidence ballot, but won’t order one

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – South Africa’s top court ruled yesterday that secret ballots may be held for motions of no confidence in parliament, a potential blow to the tenure of beleaguered President Jacob Zuma who said such a vote would be unfair. The court’s ruling by no means guarantees a secret ballot will be held, however. Chief Justice 13

June 23, 2017 5:33 AM 20 percent of planet Earth visits YouTube every month

While we can't say for sure all 1.5 billion people are watching cat videos, it's a good bet. As far as milestones go, it's a big one. YouTube announced in a blog post today that it crossed 1.5 billion viewers per month. Those 1.5 billion accounts spend an average on one hour a day streaming videos on mobile alone. CEO Susan Wojcicki also announced that the success 15

June 23, 2017 4:40 AM 2019: No referendum no elections in southeast – Nnamdi Kanu

Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu, has said that If the Federal Government does not agree to conduct referendum fro Biafra there will not be any form of election in the Southeast during the 2019 general elections. “If the Federal Government does not agree with us on a date for referendum, there will be no elections in the southeast 15

June 23, 2017 4:26 AM Senators and Governors: The battle in Kogi West

Never in the history of Nigeria’s presidential democracy has a federal legislator been successfully recalled. Antagonists of Senator Dino Melaye in his Kogi West Senatorial Constituency are thumping that they could be the first to achieve the landmark. (b) the petition is thereafter, in a referendum conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission 16

June 23, 2017 2:34 AM AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins a sunny solar tale

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive. Trump’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy 15