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News Muslims shun COVID-19 protocols at Bauchi praying grounds
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News Muslims shun COVID-19 protocols at Bauchi praying grounds

Despite appeals by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State to the people of his State to observe COVID-19 protocols, Muslims in Bauchi, the state capital, have flouted them, trooping out in their numbers to observe the two Rakaah Eid-el-Fitr prayers. Mohammed had, in his goodwill message to mark this year’s celebration, warned people of the dangers of contracting COVID-19 and urged them to observe safety protocols like wearing face masks, hand washing and social-distancing. “The COVID-19 pandemic is still around. I, therefore, appeal to you all to continue to observe the protocols of social distancing, wearing of facemasks and washing your hands wherever the need arises. You should also endeavour to take the vaccine against the pandemic,” the governor admonished. However, DAILY POS...
Daura Emirate cancels Sallah Durbar over insecurity
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Daura Emirate cancels Sallah Durbar over insecurity

The Daura Emirate in Katsina State has canceled Durbar celebrations for the upcoming Eid-El-Fitr over fears of insecurity. Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmumini Salihu who made the announcement on behalf of the secretary of the council, said that special prayers will be offered for sustainable peace in the state immediately after the Eid prayers on Sallah day. The statement read; “The focus will be on performing special prayers on the Sallah day as soon as the Eid prayers are performed. “You are by this notice to inform all the Imams to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari (Bayajida II) and other leaders for protection from all evils of the enemies of progress of this country, its stability, and its corporate existence." The statement added that the Emir had instructed the Distri...
“It is unfair” Writer questions why Nigeria has Christian and Muslim holiday but none for traditional worshippers
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“It is unfair” Writer questions why Nigeria has Christian and Muslim holiday but none for traditional worshippers

Karimot Odebode has questioned why Nigeria has days to celebrate "introduced religions" like Christianity and Islam but none to celebrate traditional worshippers. The writer/poet pointed out that each year Christians and Muslims have multiple public holidays but traditional worshippers have none to celebrate their deities. She tweeted: "Nigeria is not an Islamic or Christian country. We had our religion, culture and tradition before the advent of Christianity and Islam. "It’s unfair that we get to have public holidays for Christmas, Easter, Eid el fitr, Eid el adha, Boxing Day, Maulud Nabiy but no recognition of a day set aside for tradition worshippers to celebrate. No day set aside for the Yoruba to worship the Olodumare and the orisas (sango, Osun,oya, èsù etc) "No day s...
House Of Reps Speaker Greets Nigerian Muslims On The Eid Celebration, Urges Coronavirus Prayer
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House Of Reps Speaker Greets Nigerian Muslims On The Eid Celebration, Urges Coronavirus Prayer

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated Nigerian Muslims for concluding this year’s Ramadan fast and marking Eid-el-Fitr peacefully. The Speaker urged Nigerian Muslims to imbibe virtues such as feeding the needy, being their brother’s keepers and prayers for peaceful coexistence that usually come with the month of Ramadan. In a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker further urged the Muslim faithful to pray fervently for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been ravaging countries all over the world, including Nigeria. He said Muslims should also adhere strictly to the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), whom he described as the best for all Muslims to emulate. ...
Eid-el-fitri: Oyetola urges Muslim to celebrate with moderation
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Eid-el-fitri: Oyetola urges Muslim to celebrate with moderation

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has Muslims to celebrate the 1441 Eid-el-Fitr festival with moderation and in compliance with measures to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic. This is as the Governor congratulated Muslims in the State and across the world on the successful completion of the 1441 AH Ramadan fast. Oyetola in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, prayed Almighty Allah to accept all the acts of worship and supplication of the Muslim faithful during the just-concluded holy month, adding that congregational prayer is banned due to the ravaging COVID 19 pandemic. He urged Muslims and indeed all Nigerians to take advantage of this important celebration to pray against the current economic and security situation of the country as wel...
Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal For Opening Churches And Mosques
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Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal For Opening Churches And Mosques

There were indications on Friday that President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors reached a five-point agreement on containing the coronavirus disease while easing the lockdown nationwide. It was learnt that the deal addressed the apprehension of some governors on the observance of Sallah prayers and reopening of worship centres. A major thrust of the agreement is that gatherings in mosques or churches and the observance of Eid-el-Fitr prayers will not exceed 50 people at a time. Muslims are also not expected to go to any praying ground but they can use a neighbourhood mosque with only 50 worshippers. It was gathered that the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, also had talks with the President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs...
“I Will Personally Patrol The Kaduna-Kano Borders On Sallah Day” – Gov. Nasir El-Rufai Says
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“I Will Personally Patrol The Kaduna-Kano Borders On Sallah Day” – Gov. Nasir El-Rufai Says

  As Muslims in Nigeria await the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitr during the weekend to mark the end of Ramadan, the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has stated that he would personally patrol the Kaduna -Kano borders on Sallah day to ensure that no one from Kano enters Kaduna state during the celebration in order to prevent a COVID-19 surge in Kaduna State. According to reports, the governor made this statement during a live chat with selected radio stations in the state on Tuesday. He said; “I will ensure that I personally visit and patrol the Kaduna-Kano borders on Sallah day and I will remain there from morning till night to see who will dare enter Kaduna State. I will not leave there until late at night. “We have tried everything but the security agents have n...
Badaru okays Eid-el Fitr prayer, bans festivals in Jigawa
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Badaru okays Eid-el Fitr prayer, bans festivals in Jigawa

Jigawa State government has agreed to allow people of the State observe Eid-El prayer. Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar disclosed this while addressing the State on the Covid-19 situation and measures to contain the pandemic. He said the decision followed a series of meetings with the council of ulama on possibilities to allow people to attend Eids ground for eid-el Fitr prayer. He explained that people were allowed to observed eid-el fitr prayer but with strict measures, including washing hand, wearing face mask before entering eid-el fitr ground and observing social distancing. He, however, stated that aged persons, children and female are not allowed to attends the prayer which would be conducted within 30 minutes. He noted that all sallah festivities are banned and town...
Billionaire, Dangote And Fayemi Broker Peace Between Ganduje And Sanusi
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Billionaire, Dangote And Fayemi Broker Peace Between Ganduje And Sanusi

The crisis between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi ll has finally been resolved following a reconciliatory meeting between the two in Abuja. This is contained in a statement by Mr Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Saturday. According to Anwar, the reconciliatory meeting was initiated by the Kano-born business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote and the Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi. He said after the meeting, the duo exchanged pleasantries with each other in Abuja on Friday.   “As the two leaders met, they congratulated each other on the successful completion of the Ramadan Fast and the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.   “Both leaders spok...
Eid-el-fitr: Ugwuanyi Calls For Prayers, Congratulates Muslims
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Eid-el-fitr: Ugwuanyi Calls For Prayers, Congratulates Muslims

As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has enjoined all Nigerians to take advantage of the celebration to offer special prayers for the peace, unity, security and progress of the country. Gov. Ugwuanyi in a message, congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and other Muslim faithful on the successful completion of Ramadan, stating that Nigerians stand to benefit immensely from the spiritual rebirth offered by the fast. He therefore emphasized the compelling need for all Nigerians to continue to live in peace and harmony, to love and cherish one another as a people of “one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity”. While wishing Nigerians a pleasant and peaceful celebration, Gov. Ugwuanyi urged them to “remain comm...
Eid-el-fitr: Ekweremadu, Bago Urge Muslims To Pray For Nigeria
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Eid-el-fitr: Ekweremadu, Bago Urge Muslims To Pray For Nigeria

Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and front line contender for speakership of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago, have called on the Muslim Ummah to keep praying for the nation and also sustain the virtues imbibed in at Ramadan beyond the holy month. Ekweremadu, in his Eid-Al-Fitr message to the Muslim Ummah on Monday, said that continually praying for the peace, security, and progress of Nigeria and walking in the right direction would surely turn the fortunes of the country around. “I congratulate the Muslim Ummah on their successful journey of faith, discipline, peace and love throughout the month of Ramadan. Going forward, I urge them to ensure that the great virtues of peace, love, forgiveness, sacrifice, and patriotism imbibed during the Ra...
Codeine Is Most Abused Drug In Nasarawa – NDLEA
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Codeine Is Most Abused Drug In Nasarawa – NDLEA

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that the cough syrup, Codeine, is the most abused drug in Nasarawa State. Mr Sumaila Ethan, NDLEA Commander in the state made the disclosure at a news conference held at the agency’s state headquarters in Lafia on Tuesday to commemorate 2017 UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Ethan expressed sadness on the rampant use of the syrup, adding that it was widely abused by both men, women, teenage boys and girls across the state, thereby causing grave concern for authorities and parents. He said “it is the reality in Nasarawa State; Codeine is the most abused drug in the state. “We gathered through reliable intelligence that codeine is more abused than any other drug. That is why we are calling on par...
Naira Closes At 362/Dollar As Central Bank Supplies More Forex
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Naira Closes At 362/Dollar As Central Bank Supplies More Forex

he naira recorded a marginal gain on Monday, closing at 362 per the United States dollar up from 363 on Sunday. The local currency has been hovering between 363/dollar and 370/dollar as the Central Bank of Nigeria continues to supply foreign exchange into the market. The CBN, in continuation of its drive to ensure liquidity and stability in the foreign exchange market, on Monday injected the total sum of $195m into various segments of the inter-bank foreign exchange market. A breakdown of figures released by the CBN showed that the sum of $100m was offered to authorised dealers in the wholesale window, just as the Small and Medium Enterprises window was allocated the sum of $50m. The Business Travel Allowance/Personal Travel Allowance, tuition and medical bills, among other invisi...
Fayose Is A Lair, Nothing Like West End Hospital In London – Activist
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Fayose Is A Lair, Nothing Like West End Hospital In London – Activist

An Abuja based human rights activist and constitutional lawyer, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, has dismissed the claim of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state that President Muhammadu Buhari is on life support in West End Hospital in London, describing the claim as unfounded and false. He condemned the action, adding that it is pure conjecture and a bid to hear up the polity and cause friction. Governor Fayose had claimed that the Eid-el-Fitr audio message of President Buhari does not represent the truth as the President does not only have voice impairment but is also on life support since June 6, 2017 at a West End, London Hospital. The activist maintains that Fayose has no facts about the president, adding that the Ekiti state governor had in February 2015 alleged that Buhari was admitted...
NAF Reactivates 2 Aircraft For Courier Delivery, Others
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NAF Reactivates 2 Aircraft For Courier Delivery, Others

The Nigerian Air Force has reactivated two of its aircraft intended to be used for courier service and airlifting frontline troops to visit their families. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this while celebrating Sallah, Monday, with troops of the Nigerian Air Force who are directly involved in the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East. He informed the personnel that his organization had just completed the reactivation of one Do-228 aircraft, which would be used to reintroduce courier service in the NAF. In addition, the Abubakar, according to a statement from the Airforce Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, revealed that the second NAF ATR-42 aircraft had been reactivated and would be used to...
Eid-El-Fitr: Heavy Downpour In Bauchi Stalls Prayers
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Eid-El-Fitr: Heavy Downpour In Bauchi Stalls Prayers

Heavy downpour in the early hours of Sunday prevented teeming Muslim faithful in Bauchi metropolis from performing congregation prayers marking the end of Ramadan Fast. The rainfall, which started at about 8 am, lasted about two hours, taking worshipers that had already arrived at open prayer grounds, by surprise. As it intensified, worshipers had to seek refuge in nearby buildings and tents, most of them, soaked in their new Sallah attires. When the rainfall subsided, most of them, particular women and children, returned home, while few others sought for alternative places where the prayers were delayed. Meanwhile, Bauchi State Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Liman Bello, has called on civil servants in the state to use the period of Eid-El-Fitr celebration to pray for continued...
Gunmen Kill Four In Attack On Police Checkpoint In Kano
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Gunmen Kill Four In Attack On Police Checkpoint In Kano

No fewer than four people were said to have been killed Saturday night when some unknown gun men opened fire on policemen at a checkpoint on Club Road, in Kano State. The attack occurred few hours to the commencement of Eid-el-Fitr festivities in the state Some eye witnesses gathered that a policeman and a security guard at King’s Garden died on the spot, while another policeman was critically injured. Security sources said the attackers, who were on motorcycle, took away the rifle of the slain policeman. Details from the Kano Police command are sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
Saraki Preaches Peace, Tolerance As Muslims Celebrate Eid El Fitr
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Saraki Preaches Peace, Tolerance As Muslims Celebrate Eid El Fitr

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of a month-long Ramadan fast while urging all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peace, patriotism as a way of building a strong and united nation. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, to commemorate the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, Dr. Saraki says only tolerance, a stronger sense of patriotism and love for one another will help the country sail through the present and multiple agitations confronting her. He called on Nigerians to put the love of the country over and above the individual and sectional interests. He charged Nigerians to embrace peace and dialogue in resolving contentious issues. Dr. Saraki reassured Nigerians that the ...
Eid-el-Fitr: NSCDC Deploys 2500 Personnel In Oyo
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Eid-el-Fitr: NSCDC Deploys 2500 Personnel In Oyo

Ramadan fast, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Oyo state command has deployed no fewer than 2500 personnel across the State. The state commandant, John Adewoye, while assuring residents and members of the public of adequate protection of lives and property during the celebration urged them to be extra vigilance and report any suspected acts, movement and persons to Oyo NSCDC through calls, SMS and whatsapp on 09055533301, 09055533302, 09055533303. A statement on Sunday morning by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Olusegun Oluwole, said the State Commandant of the Corps, John Oyedokun Adewoye, gave the assurance on Friday during Ramadan prayer organize by the command Muslim community at the command state headquarters mosque. Oluwole explained that...
Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari Urges Nigerians To Shun Reckless Statements
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Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari Urges Nigerians To Shun Reckless Statements

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens to resolve to live in peace and avoid making reckless statements. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President, the message reads thus: “I am immensely grateful to God for his mercy in guiding us successfully to conclude another Ramadan fast. My greetings to all Nigerian Muslims and our brother Christians on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr. “May the lessons of Ramadan namely; piety, self-denial, prayers and generosity to the poor and needy be with us for all time. “I, again, appeal to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against our fellow countrymen. We should all resolve to live in peace and unity in our ...
Eid-el-Fitr: Police Chief Orders Massive Deployment Of Policemen Nationwide
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Eid-el-Fitr: Police Chief Orders Massive Deployment Of Policemen Nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Friday ordered zonal Inspector-General of Police and Commissioners, to deploy massively policemen across the country for the Sallah celebration. A statement issued in Abuja by the Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said the operation would cover recreation centres, public places and critical infrastructure and public utilities. He said federal highway patrol teams, Safer Highway patrol, and anti-crime patrol teams had been deployed on major roads and highways nationwide. Moshood said police officers were under strict instructions to be civil, polite and firm in carryout their duties. He said Special Police deployments would be made to flash points. “The Nigeria Police Force is hereby imploring members of the public to co...
Eid-el-fitr: Police Deploy 2,500 Policemen In Katsina
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Eid-el-fitr: Police Deploy 2,500 Policemen In Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command, on Friday, said it would deploy no fewer than 2,500 policemen in different parts of the state to ensure adequate security during the Eid-el-fitr. Mr Usman Abdullahi, the Commissioner of Police, in the state, told newsmen in Katsina that the deployment would affect the 34 Local Government Areas of the state. He said that policemen would be posted to provide security at the five Eid praying grounds in Katsina metropolis and the palace of Emirs of Katsina and Daura among other strategic places. Abdullahi, who expressed the readiness of the command to ensure a hitch free celebration, urged the residents to continue to go about their normal activities in accordance with the law. He also urged the public to remain patriotic and continue to expose the...
Eid el-Fitr: Sultan Urges Muslims To Look For New Moon Saturday
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Eid el-Fitr: Sultan Urges Muslims To Look For New Moon Saturday

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged the Muslim Ummah in the country to look for the new Moon of Shawwal on Saturday, June 24. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Sultan made the call in a statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Sambo Wali on Thursday. “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Saturday, June 24, which is equivalent to 29th day of Ramadan, 1438 AH, shall be the day to look for the new Moon of Shawwal, 1438 AH. “Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon of Shawwal, 1438 AH, Saturday. “They should report its sighting to the nearest District of Village Head, for onward communication to the Sultan,” he said. The sultan urged the Muslim Ummah to report the sight...
Sallah: Lagos Govt Resumes Sales Of LAKE Rice
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Sallah: Lagos Govt Resumes Sales Of LAKE Rice

The Lagos State Government said it would resume the sales of LAKE Rice at approved retail outlets across the state from Monday, June 19, ahead of the Eid-el-fitr. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, said this on Sunday while reviewing the modalities for the distribution of the rice across the state. Suarau said that the sales would be part of the state government’s commitment to ensure food security and help residents sail through the current economic recession. According to him, the rice which has been subsidised to ensure affordability is fresh and safe for consumption. “The selling of the rice is auspicious, especially, with regards to the forthcoming Eid-el-fitr. “The ministry will ensure a fair distribution of the rice across the state and en...
Federal Government Extends Public Holidays For Eid-el Fitr Celebration Till Thursday July 7th
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Federal Government Extends Public Holidays For Eid-el Fitr Celebration Till Thursday July 7th

The Federal Government has extended the public holidays for the Eid-el-fitr celebration to Thursday July 7th July, 2016. A statement from the office Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau which was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bassey Okon Akpanyung and released today, states that the extension is as a result of the decision of the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, to extend the Ramadan fast to today Tuesday July 5th following the non-sighting of the moon.

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