Thursday, September 5, 2019

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    Moon sighted in Nigeria as sultan declares Tuesday eid el-fitr (updated)

Moon sighted in Nigeria as sultan declares Tuesday eid el-fitr (updated)

Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says the crescent moon of the month of Shawwal has been sighted, making Tuesday eid-el-fitr.The monarch disclosed this in a television broadcast.A member of the Shawwal committee had earlier said the moon was sighted in several states such as Borno, Katsina and Yobe."The Emirs of Gwandu, Borno, Katsina and Damaturu have confirmed to His Eminence [...]

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    Sources: Saraki considering turning down invitation to Aso Rock

Sources: Saraki considering turning down invitation to Aso Rock

Senate President Bukola Saraki is said to be considering turning down an invitation to break fast with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.During Ramadan, the presidency invites dignitaries to break fast with Buhari. On Monday, the president hosted members of his cabinet and it is the turn of federal lawmakers on Tuesday."The villa has invited [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m not sure Lai, Abba Kyari are well behaved this Ramadan, jokes Osinbajo

EXTRA: I’m not sure Lai, Abba Kyari are well behaved this Ramadan, jokes Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he cannot say for sure that Lai Mohammed, minister of information, Adamu Adamu, his education counterpart, and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, are in their best of behaviour this Ramadan. Osinbajo, who spoke when Buhari hosted him and some ministers to iftar (breaking of fast) at the presidential villa on Monday, said some [...]

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    Group accuses A’Ibom APC of planning to attack INEC

Group accuses A’Ibom APC of planning to attack INEC

Candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State who are challenging the outcome of the general elections are reportedly planning to attack the election petitions tribunal and INEC.A socio-political group in the state, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, made the allegation in a statement.It said it is aware of a grand plot by candidates of the party to plant [...]

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    Essential dos and don’ts for Muslims during Ramadan

Essential dos and don’ts for Muslims during Ramadan

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    Sultan confirms sighting of moon, says Ramadan fast starts Thursday

Sultan confirms sighting of moon, says Ramadan fast starts Thursday

Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says the Muslim Ramadan fast will commence on Thursday.Abubakar made the announcement in a nationwide address at his palace, confirming the sighting of the moon on Wednesday.The sighting of the moon marks the end of the month of Shaaban and the ushering in of the month of Ramadan.The moon was said to have been sighted [...]

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    Aisha Buhari asks Nigerians to show true sense of patriotism

Aisha Buhari asks Nigerians to show true sense of patriotism

Aisha Buhari, Wife of Nigerian president, has enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, compassion and unity.In her message to Nigerian on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri, she said such attitude was the lesson of Ramadan.Aisha, who returned from London two weeks ago, thanked Nigerians for all their prayers rendered on behalf ofher husband.She later took part in the Eid [...]

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    Watch what happens to your body when you fast

Watch what happens to your body when you fast

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims across the world fast from sunrise till sunset every day of the lunar month.The Ramadan fast can be a natural and effective way for the body to detox and revitalise itself.But this can only happen if you follow a healthy eating plan, and do not over-indulge for Iftar (breaking of fast at sunset).Watch the [...]

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    Sultan announces commencement of Ramadan

Sultan announces commencement of Ramadan

Sa’ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto, has declared Saturday, May 27, as 1st Ramadan, 1438 AH, signifying the commencement of the annual long-month fast by Muslims.Abubakar announced the sighting of the new moon in Sokoto, on Friday, in a broadcast.Abubakar said the new moon was sighted in various states of the country including Kebbi, Lagos, Adamawa, Bauchi, Delta, Cross River and Benue [...]

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    Kano to feed residents with N300m during Ramadan

Kano to feed residents with N300m during Ramadan

The Kano state government has earmarked N300 million for the annual Ramadan free feeding programme scheduled to begin on Saturday.According to NAN, Ibrahim Kankarofi, chairman of the programme, made the disclosure at a meeting with coordinators of the feeding centres at the government house, Friday.He said the state government had made adequate preparations to ensure the success of the programme [...]

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    Ramadan: Sultan urges Muslims to look out for new moon on Friday

Ramadan: Sultan urges Muslims to look out for new moon on Friday

Sa’ad Abubakar 111, the sultan of Sokoto, has urged the Muslim community in the country to be on the look out for the new moon for the month of Ramadan on Friday.Sambo Wali, chairman, advisory committee on religious affairs, sultanate council, Sokoto, made the call in a statement in Sokoto on Thursday.“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Friday, May [...]

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    Aregbesola tells Osun people: 30 days of Ramadan hunger showed that we can endure anything

Aregbesola tells Osun people: 30 days of Ramadan hunger showed that we can endure anything

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, on Wednesday said the just-concluded Ramadan fast had shown that people can survive under any circumstance.Speaking in Osogbo after the Eid-el-Fitr prayers, Aregbesola called for tolerance and understanding of Nigerians to move the country forward.He asked the people to apply the Ramadan experience to different areas of their lives."We thank Almighty Allah for permitting [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari ends Ramadan by personally serving food to IDPs, hairdressers, tailors

EXTRA: Buhari ends Ramadan by personally serving food to IDPs, hairdressers, tailors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday hosted some internally displaced persons (IDPs), the physically challenged and hairdressers at the state house for the breaking of the Ramadan fast.He also personally served taxi drivers, Keke NAPEP drivers, okada riders, tailors, barbers, mechanics, butchers and traders the buffet.The daily breaking of fast, known as iftar, was recently criticised by Aisha Yesufu, a key of [...]

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    Eid el-Fitri: Sultan tells Muslims to watch out for the moon

Eid el-Fitri: Sultan tells Muslims to watch out for the moon

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has asked every Muslim in the country to be on lookout for the new moon for the Eid el-Fitri celebration.In a statement signed by Is-haq Oloyede, secretary-general of the council, Oloyede said the council, under Sa’ad Abubakar, leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, had enjoined all Muslims to look for the moon.Oloyede [...]

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    Buhari: Governance not a joke… Nigeria needs serious prayers

Buhari: Governance not a joke… Nigeria needs serious prayers

President Muhammadu Buhari says presiding over the affairs of the nation is not a joke, calling on Nigerians to pray for the country.Speaking on Tuesday while breaking his fast with some members of his cabinet at the presidential villa, Buhari said prayers can assist the country to overcome its economic and security challenges.He added that the Ramadan period provides opportunity [...]

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    Cleric warns Muslims against sexual activity during Ramadan

Cleric warns Muslims against sexual activity during Ramadan

Yahya Al-Yolawi, chief imam of Area 10, Abuja, Juma’ah Mosque, has warned Muslims against any act that could provoke sexual activity during the Ramadan fast.Al-Yolawi gave the warning on Friday while delivering his Juma’ah sermon titled, 'The Etiquettes of Ramadan fast'.The cleric said the focus of the sermon was to call the attention of Muslims to how they could achieve [...]

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