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Police arrest 2 Christian nurses on blasphemy charges

The nurses were accused of blasphemy by their colleagues for the removal of a sticker with a sacred inscription from a cupboard.

Kano barber Elijah Ode arrested for rape, not blasphemy: Police

Elijah Ode, a barber in Kano widely reported on Wednesday to have been arrested for blasphemy, was arrested for a different offence, the police said.

Blasphemy: Reprieve for Kano man Sharif sentenced to death by Sharia court

Kano-based singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif was saved from the gallows by the Appeal Court on Thursday, over a death sentence passed on him by a Sharia court for blasphemy.

UNICEF tackles Kano over 13 year-old jailed for blasphemy

UNICEF has expressed deep concern over the jailing of a 13 year-old boy by a Sharia court in Kano. The boy, identified as Omar Farouk, was sentenced to 10 years in jail

UNICEF pleads on behalf of 13-year-old who blasphemed

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to reverse the sentencing of a 13-year-old boy, Omar Farouq, to 10 years’ imprisonment with menial labour for blasphemy.

Blasphemy: Ganduje vows to sign order for hanging of Kano singer

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano said on Thursday that he will not hesitate to sign the execution order of a 30-year-old singer, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, sentenced to death by hanging by an Upper Shari’a Court in the state if there was no appeal over the sentence.

UK kicks against death sentence over blasphemy

The United Kingdom has joined the call for observation of human rights in Kano on Wednesday as it opposes the death sentence passed on a Kano musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, by a Shari’a court.

Kano Sharia court condemns man to death over WhatsApp post

An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano on Monday, sentenced a 30-year-old man, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death by hanging after his conviction for blasphemy.

Blasphemy: Pakistani Christian woman released from prison

A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison.

Italy working ‘discreetly’ to help Pakistani woman in blasphemy case

Italy is working “discreetly’’ to help Asia Bibi, a Christian woman at the centre of a blasphemy case in her home nation of Pakistan, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday.

Pakistan shuts phone networks as Islamists protest acquittal of Christian woman

Pakistan suspended mobile phone networks in major cities on Friday and many schools were closed as Islamist groups protested for a third day against the acquittal of a Christian woman facing the death penalty for blasphemy.

Pakistan frees Christian woman facing death in blasphemy case

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam and ordered her freed, a ruling that set off protests by hardline Islamists but was welcomed by human rights advocates.

Pakistani Women Kill Man Accused Of Blasphemy

Police in India said three women dressed in “burqas” (enveloping outer garment worn by women) killed a man who had been accused of blasphemy in 2004 in a northeastern Pakistani town.

Jakarta’s Christian governor arraigned over blasphemy case

The Christian Governor of the Indonesian capital went on trial on Tuesday to face charges of blasphemy over remarks perceived as insulting to Muslims. The...

Incredible! Kano court frees suspected killers of trader accused of blasphemy

A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Thursday discharged all the five suspects, who allegedly killed a trader, Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, in Kano on June 2...

Kano court sentences cleric to death for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed

An Islamic Court in northern Nigeria has sentenced to death a Muslim cleric for blaspheming Islam's holiest figure, Prophet Muhammad. Abdul Niasse was sentenced...

Iceland parliament legalises blasphemy

The Parliament of Iceland legalized blasphemy in Stockholm on Friday. A member of the opposition Pirate Party described it as a great victory for supporters...

Youths protest in Kano, burn sharia court over blasphemy

KANO, (Reuters) - Hundreds of youths ran through the streets of the northern Nigerian city of Kano shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) on...

Nigeria quells sectarian riot

MADUABUCHI NMERIBEH/Kano But for the timely intervention of security forces, the bubbling community of Bichi in Kano, northwest Nigeria would have been destroyed by angry...

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