Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Sultan of Sokoto"

    Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Muhammad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says everything is not right in Nigeria.He said this when he received the Catholic bishops of Nigeria at his palace in Sokoto on Friday.He said the country is saddled with problems, hence, the need for religious leaders to unite and ensure a peaceful environment."Politics is a choice, like religion, therefore, let’s not fight each other [...]

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    CAN president: The best Nigerian isn’t leading the nation — it’s unfortunate

CAN president: The best Nigerian isn’t leading the nation — it’s unfortunate

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says it is unfortunate that the best Nigerian is not leading the country.Ayokunle said this on Thursday while speaking at the National Stakeholders Summit on the 2019 election.The CAN president said Nigeria does not need a mediocre leader."It is very unfortunate that the best Nigerian is not the leader of the [...]

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    Sultan: Corruption at a very high level in Nigeria

Sultan: Corruption at a very high level in Nigeria

Sa’ad Abubakar III, the sultan of Sokoto, has lamented that corruption is at a "very high level" in Nigeria."Things are bad," the monarch said while adding that Nigerians must fight the scourge of corruption to a "terminal end".The sultan made the remark on Wednesday while speaking at the public presentation of 'Dynamics of Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences', a book [...]

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    We can’t protect our religion by killing people, says Sultan

We can’t protect our religion by killing people, says Sultan

Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says Islam cannot be protected when its followers kill people.The sultan said this while speaking at the first general assembly of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum For Peace (IDFP) which held in Abuja, on Thursday.He lamented that Islam had been dragged into the mud "as people who do not know the truth believe assertions on social [...]

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    Sultan asks Law School: Are you above the Nigerian constitution that allows hijab?

Sultan asks Law School: Are you above the Nigerian constitution that allows hijab?

Abubakar Sa'ad, sultan of Sokoto, says the Nigerian constitution allows the use of hijab.He said its use is not restricted to Muslim women, but also to Christians and Judaists.The sultan said the hijab is a sign of decency and mode of dressing for any woman who "wants to preserve her chastity in public".This is coming against the backdrop of ongoing controversies [...]

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    Sultan: I will NEVER call on Fulani to kill anybody

Sultan: I will NEVER call on Fulani to kill anybody

Mohammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto, says he will never urge the Fulani to pick up arms to kill any Nigerian.Abubakar said this on Monday while reacting to reports which quoted him as making inciting comments concerning the recent killing of some Fulanis in Numan, Adamawa state.Represented by Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, he was quoted to have [...]

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    Tambuwal’s illegal pardon

Tambuwal’s illegal pardon

Two months ago, this column wrote on how the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, spent N700 million to buy a residential building in Abuja for the Sultan of Sokoto. It further condemned the action wondering how a state classified among the poorest in our country could afford to spend such a humongous amount of money on a residence for [...]

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    Sultan: 1914 amalgamation not an error because God doesn’t make mistakes

Sultan: 1914 amalgamation not an error because God doesn’t make mistakes

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has said the 1914 amalgamation of Nigeria was not a blunder because "God does not make mistakes".He said Nigeria will not be one entity if God doesn't wish it to be so.Speaking on Wednesday at a colloquium organised by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), he said anyone advocating for the break up of Nigeria is challenging [...]

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    Rivers is not part of Biafra, says Wike

Rivers is not part of Biafra, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of River state, says agitations for the break-up of Nigeria will not solve the country's problems.Speaking at the palace of the sultan of Sokoto on Tuesday, the governor said his state would not be part of any agitation for the break-up of the country.He said every nation has its challenges, and as such Nigeria’s leaders must find [...]

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    Sultan faults opening of NYSC orientation camps during Ramadan

Sultan faults opening of NYSC orientation camps during Ramadan

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), led by Abubakar Sa’ad, sultan of Sokoto, has criticised the decision of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to open its orientation camps during Ramadan.The JNI, in a statement, "condemned in strongest terms" the ongoing orientation exercise which it says will prevent Muslim corps members from catering to the demands of their faith as a result [...]

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    Dogara seeks sultan’s intervention in controversy with Bauchi governor

Dogara seeks sultan’s intervention in controversy with Bauchi governor

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has asked Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, to intervene in an "unnecessary controversy" between him and Mohammad Abubakar, governor of Bauchi.In a letter dated March 29 and addressed to the sultan, Dogara alleged that the Bauchi governor instructed the caretaker chairmen and district heads to not allow the renovation of mosques [...]

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    Sultan: Almajiri system not Islamic… it represents poverty

Sultan: Almajiri system not Islamic… it represents poverty

Sa'ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto, says the Almajiri system largely practised in northern Nigeria is not Islamic as it represents hunger and poverty.The Almajiri system has children sent to distant places by their parents to learn the Qur'an but many of them end up as beggars.Speaking at a pre-Ramadan meeting on Sunday in Kaduna, the sultan said Islam frowns at [...]

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    Sultan: Nigeria may not survive another civil war

Sultan: Nigeria may not survive another civil war

Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, has cautioned against repeating the same mistakes that plunged Nigeria into a civil war, noting that the country may not survive another one.Abubakar gave the advice on Wednesday at the 'Traditional Rulers Day' as part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of Rivers in Port Harcourt."As a nation, we have gone through and surmounted [...]

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    Sultan: Laziness responsible for hunger in the land

Sultan: Laziness responsible for hunger in the land

Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says the laziness of people is responsible for hunger in the land.According to Daily Trust, the sultan said this at the 22nd annual Ummah convention in Sokoto.He was responding to a comment by Ahmad Bello, chairman of the Shura committee of the National Islamic Centre, who told the federal government to address the "extreme [...]

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    Sultan tells FG to relax ban on importation of rice, vehicles

Sultan tells FG to relax ban on importation of rice, vehicles

Saad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto, has urged the federal government to relax the ban on the importation of rice and vehicles through land borders.The monarch said this on Thursday when Acting President Yemi Osinbajo paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Sokoto.He said Nigerians were passing through difficult times and policies should not be taken to further [...]

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    Anti-graft war: Anyone arrested should answer his name, says Sultan

Anti-graft war: Anyone arrested should answer his name, says Sultan

Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto, has advised Nigerians to stop hiding behind religion, politics and tribal affiliations to perpetuate crime.Sultan, who is the president-general, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), said this on Thursday in Sokoto while speaking at an international symposium on the Sokoto caliphate.“People hide under politics to say or do certain things that are totally [...]

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