Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Sultan of Sokoto"

    10 years on throne: 10 things you probably didn’t know about Sultan of Sokoto

10 years on throne: 10 things you probably didn’t know about Sultan of Sokoto

Amirul Mumineen Sultan Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, is celebrating 10 years on throne of his forefathers.The monarch, who is one of the most respected in not just the country but the continent, has played a key role in ensuring peace and stability of Nigeria.Here are 10 things you should (if you do not) know about him.He [...]

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    Sultan announces Sept 12 as Eid el-Kabir day

Sultan announces Sept 12 as Eid el-Kabir day

Sa’ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto and spiritual head of Muslims in Nigeria, has announced September 12 as the Eid-el-Kabir day.In a statement released on Saturday by Sambo Junaidu, chairman, advisory committee on religious affairs, Sultanate council of Sokoto, the monarch said his committee in conjunction with the national moon sighting body had received various reports of a new [...]

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    Sultan: It’s impossible to Islamise Nigeria

Sultan: It’s impossible to Islamise Nigeria

Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the sultan of Sokoto, has said it's virtually impossible to Islamise Nigeria.The Muslim cleric said God — creator of all things — would have bequeathed to human beings only one religion if that was his intention for the world.The sultan therefore insisted that the alleged plans to turn Nigeria into an Islamic state is farfetched.He commented on the issue [...]

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    Sultan to Muslims: Whoever wants to fight you, don’t fight him

Sultan to Muslims: Whoever wants to fight you, don’t fight him

Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, on Friday advised Muslims against fighting even when they are provoked.Abubakar, who is president-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, warned Muslim clerics against preaching about hate and also urged them to "not force anybody to join Islam".Speaking in Ilorin, Kwara state, during a conference organised by Da’wah Co-ordination Council of Nigeria, [...]

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    Golden Eaglets get royal blessing

Golden Eaglets get royal blessing

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have been charged to win the Africa U-17 Championship by the Sultan of Sokoto.His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar IV, has charged the junior national team to bring the trophy home after praying for the team’s successful outing at tournament holding in Niger between February 15 and March 1.The national U-17 team, who are in [...]

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    Ramadan brings Jonathan, Sanusi to the table

Ramadan brings Jonathan, Sanusi to the table

President Goodluck Jonathan and the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, have buried the hatchet ─ even if for only one evening.On Wednesday evening, Sanusi ─ who was suspended by Jonathan as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over his controversial letter ─ honoured a presidential invitation for the traditional breaking of fast during Ramadan.Other northern traditional [...]

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    Can Jonathan finally unite Nigerians?

Can Jonathan finally unite Nigerians?

For a number of reasons, yesterday’s expanded meeting of the National Security Council was about the most anticipated federal-level meeting this year.Exactly a week ago, governors affiliated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) were accused of snubbing President Goodluck Jonathan’s invitation to the meeting, reigniting concerns over a political space more embroiled in inter-party mudslinging than in national peace and [...]

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