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IFTAR: Obi Of Onitsha Absent As Buhari Dines With Ooni, Sultan, Sanusi, Others At State House

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening played host to traditional rulers from across the country who joined him in breaking today’s Ramadan fast at the State House in Abuja. Among the monarchs who had the iftar meal with President Buhari were the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Others were the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar; the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse and other prominent rulers from the South

2019: We’ll Hold Buhari To His Words On Peaceful Polls — Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari to his promise on the conduct of a free, fair and credible general elections in 2019. Mr Abubakar made the statement at the 2018 second general meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), youths wings summit. “President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to ensure violence free campaign and free, fair and credible 2019 elections. So we will hold him to his words,” he said. He said that Nigerians should take a…

‘We’re Fasting, Don’t Incur Our Wrath,’ Sultan Warns Fani-Kayode, Ortom Over Danfodio Remarks

For saying Fulani herdsmen killings were a continuation of Usman Danfodio’s jihad, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has slammed Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and former Aviation Minister, Femi-Fani-Kayode. The Sultan, who spoke through the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), warned the duo against incurring the wrath of Muslims in the country who he said are observing the “Ramadan period”. Although both Governor Ortom and Chief Fani-Kayode had reportedly made the claims on different occasions…

Sultan Declares May 27 1st Ramadan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Saturday, May 27, as 1st Ramadan, 1438 AH, the commencement of the annual Muslim fast. The Sultan made the announcement after sighting the new moon in Sokoto, on Friday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Abubakar said that the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan also signified the end of Sha’aban, 1438AH. He said the sighting of the new moon were received from Muslim leaders and organizations across the nation, adding that the reports were duly…

5 Useful Idiots And The Spirit Of The Accursed Slave (PART 3)

Yet the individual that has captured the situation with more clarity, strength and conviction than perhaps any other in the last few days is my friend and brother Mr. Tony Ipriye Uranta. Tony has been one of the most courageous, consistent and celebrated voices in the struggle for emancipation from military rule, freedom from northern hegemony and the establishment of democracy in Nigeria for the last 30 years and his words are worthy of consideration. On March 18th he wrote, "I am unapologetically against ALL…

Herdsmen Are Not Fulani, They Are From The Moon – Femi Fani-Kayode

“Labelling the attackers as Fulani is wrong. Fulani people are peaceful and live in harmony with other ethnicities. To call the killer herdsmen Fulani is a misnomer. They are just criminals and not Fulani criminals”- Vice President Atiku Abubakar, 11 March 2018, Thisday Newspaper. Is it so difficult for us to accept the ugly truth and to call a spade a spade? Must we continue to mock the memories of those that have been slaughtered by shielding those who butchered them? Have we no shame or remorse? Are these childish…

Dapchi Kidnap ‘Plot To Get More Security Votes’, Claims Sultan-Led Group

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III led Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has inferred that the recent kidnap of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State, may be a plot by the state government to get more security votes. The JNI, while lambasting the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, described the abduction of the schoolgirls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, as “the most potent action to frustrate the girl-child education” in northern Nigeria. The JNI wondered if there are “orchestrated…

Osinbajo Visits Osun For Ooni’s Birthday

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, will on Tuesday arrive Ile-Ife, Osun State to attend a leadership symposium in honour of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, who will be marking his 43rd birthday. The annual symposium is designed to provide the youth and other beneficiaries of his numerous empowerment schemes an opportunity to showcase their success stories. Others expected at the event are the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar and the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, among others. The Ooni’s Palace had…

Sultan Declares Sept. 1, As Sallah Day

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sept. 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day. This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council. The statement, made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Wednesday, indicated that the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday. “The advisory committee in conjunction with the National…
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