Insecurity: “We must not allow anyone defeat us” – Sultan tells Defence Minister, Badaru

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Sultan of Sokoto, His  Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has advised Nigerians to accept their challenges and work towards addressing them. Hosting the Minister of Defence, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, at his palace yesterday, the monarch said, “We must not allow any body to defeat us. We are pleased to host him as the number one security officer in the country. Without security, we cannot have anything. “He (Badaru) knows the weight of the appointment on his shoulder. I believe he has been contacting stakeholder to help him. We are…

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“Nigerians in a hurry to see positive changes”, Sultan tells leaders

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The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs  (NSCIA), led by its President-General, Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has emphasised the urgency of leaders initiating positive changes to renew the hopes of the Nigerian populace. The Sultan, who also serves as the National Chairman of traditional rulers, stated this during the fifth anniversary celebration of the 17th Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage-Mohammed (rtd), emphasised the imperative for Nigerians to prioritize national unity, underscoring the necessity for the nation to remain indivisible despite prevalent challenges. He said, “We know that our…

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Ramadan: Muslims commence fasting today, as ​crescent moon is sighted

The long-awaited start of the Islamic fasting has commenced for Muslims in Nigeria, as the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared today, March 11, as the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.. Abubakar announced the sighting of the new crescent in Sokoto yesterday, in a radio and television broadcast. He said the new moon was sighted in different parts of the country, adding that report of the moon-sighting were received from Muslim leaders and Islamic organisations around the country. “After due verification and authentication…

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Plateau killings: “Bandits are steps ahead of Govt.” – Sultan 

Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has condemned the Christmas Eve killings in 20 communities in Mangu, Ɓokkos, Mangu and Barkin Ladi local government areas of Plateau State. The Sultan, who is also the President, Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, stated this in a goodwill message at the closing of the 80th National Islamic Vacation Course, which held yesterday, at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi State. He faulted security agencies for their failure in intelligence gathering in which they could not avert the heinous crime leading to the…

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Sultan vows to get justice for victims of Kaduna bombing

Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, yesterday, sought justice for victims of the accidental bombing recorded at Tudun-Biri, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State. The Sultan, who is the spiritual leader of the Nigeria Muslims, spoke at the Silver Anniversary of the 11th Emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Muhammad Isa-Muhammad, at the Emir’s Palace in Kafanchan, Kaduna, yesterday, noted that the occasion was not only meant for celebration but to offer prayers for those killed during the accidental bomb attack on the Tudun-Biri community while they were…

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“Nigeria has solutions to challenges, but can’t implement them” – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has stated that Nigeria is devoid of solutions to the country’s problems but deficient in putting them into action. The eminent monarch made the remarks yesterday in Kaduna, at a strategic meeting of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA), on how to get vaccines to inaccessible communities in the North West region. He stated that Nigeria’s problem is not a lack of ideas or solutions to its…

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Islamophobia: Nigeria, 56 other OIC countries condemn Quran burning in Sweden

Nigeria and 56 other countries under the aegis of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, (OIC), have condemned the recent incident of an Iraqi refugee living in Sweden who burned several pages of the Quran. According to reports, an Iraqi native, Salwan Momika, set fire to the holy book outside a mosque on the first day of Eid-el Kabir. The Swedish government condemned the burning of a Quran outside Stockholm’s major mosque, describing it as an “Islamophobic” act. Last week, the government accused Momika of incitement against an ethnic or national…

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Buhari, Govs., Sultan, others for Ahmadu Bello Memorial lecture

President Muhammadu Buhari will serve as the Special Guest of Honour at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation’s 9th Annual Lecture and Awards in Nasarawa State on May 6, 2023. The event’s theme is “Credible 2023 General Elections as Panacea to the Search for Quality Leadership”, with a focus on Leadership and Good Governance. Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, Simon Bako Lalong, will serve as Chairman, while Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, will serve as the Chief Host. The annual lecture series brings together experts, analysts, policymakers, and stakeholders…

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Sultan declares today as Eid-el-Fitr day in Nigeria

Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has confirmed the sighting of the moon, which signals the end of Ramadan fasting. The Sultan made the announcement in a live broadcast yesterday. Abubakar said his office received information on the sighting of the moon to end the end of the fasting. He declared Friday, April 21st 2023 as the first day of Shawwal, 1444AH in Nigeria. The Sultan felicitated Nigerian Muslims and wished them God’s guidance and blessings, urging them to continue to pray for peace progress and development…

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“Buhari administration must address the hunger and anger in the country”- Sultan

…Says insurrection against elite not foreclosed  Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has advised the present administration to take urgent steps to mitigate the sufferings of Nigerians.  The Sultan made the appeal yesterday, while speaking at the National Conference on Livestock Reform and Mitigation of Associated Conflicts between Herders and Farmers, which was held in Abuja. Referring to the challenges thrown up by the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) Naira Swap policy Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar said that insurrection against the government should not be dismissed with a…

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