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Sultan To Politicians: Stop Using Children As Thugs

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The President General, Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday expressed concern over the use of children as thugs by politicians, urging them to put a stop to the practice. Speaking when the newly-elected members of the state’s working committee of ... Read More »

2015: Sultan Cautions Politicians Against Do-Or-Die Attitude


Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, called on politicians to drop their “do-or-die” attitude as the nation moves towards the 2015 general elections and urged those in positions of authority to eschew divisive tendencies. The Sultan spoke when he received former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who was in Sokoto to ... Read More »

Ebola: Sultan Cautions Muslims On Eating Bush Meat


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, on Tuesday cautioned the Muslim community against the consumption of monkey delicacies and bush meat to avoid contracting the dreaded Ebola virus. The Sultan noted that since it was first confirmed medically that the disease was discovered in monkeys and fruit bats, ... Read More »

2015: Nigeria Will Not Disintegrate – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday faulted those condemning the massive deployment of security personnel during the recent governorship elections in the country, saying the move was to ensure credible elections and not to manipulate the process. He also declared that certain individuals, who have been prophesying doom for the country ... Read More »

Sultan, Cardinal Onaiyekan Meet Over Peaceful 2015


Ahead of the lifting of the embargo placed on political campaigns for the 2015 general elections, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, and Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, will this morning meet in Abuja to lead a comprehensive discourse towards responsible politics ... Read More »

Security: Sultan Meets With District Heads In Sokoto


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday met with district heads from the 23 local government areas of Sokoto State, to review the security situation and discuss other pressing matters. The Sultan said the meeting was convened to discuss how to tackle the security challenges. “The meeting ... Read More »

Jonathan Appoints Sultan National Amirul Hajj


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has been appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan as the National Amirul Hajj, who will lead the 23-member Federal Government delegation to this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia. The appointment was announced in a statement issued by Special Assistant (Media) to the Secretary to ... Read More »

Sultan Advises Military Against Being Used By Politicians


Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has cautioned the military not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for sinister motives. The monarch made the remark on Saturday, at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Alumni 18th Regular Course re-union held at the Sultan Maccido Institute of Quran ... Read More »

Sultan Urges Muslims To Look Out For New Moon Today


Today, being the 29th day of Ramadan, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on Muslims nationwide to look out for the new moon of Shawwal. The Sultan, in a statement by chairman, Sultanate Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu, said: “This ... Read More »

Don’t Associate Boko Haram With Islam – Sultan


Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared that life is sacred, thus anybody who bombs himself under the illusion that it is a pre-condition to enter heaven, is delusional. The Sultan, who said this yesterday when he hosted security ... Read More »

Sultan: Ramadan Begins Today


The Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday called on Muslim faithful in the country to begin their fast today, Saturday, June 28, 2014, following the sighting of the moon in various parts of Nigeria. The Sultan, who ... Read More »

Ramadan Fast Begins Today


Muslims across the country will begin the Ramadan fast today following the sighting of the moon. Sunday had earlier been announced as the day for the beginning of the fast as the moon was not sighted by experts deployed by the Sultan of Sokoto, and the President General, Nigeria Supreme ... Read More »

New Emir Of Kano Visits Sultan In Sokoto


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, has stated that royal fathers are not in any way enemies or competitors with politicians, rather, he said they are partners in progress that are divinely saddled with leadership responsibility. Sultan Abubakar made this known yesterday in Sokoto when the new Emir of ... Read More »

Sultan Urges Oyo Govt. To Immortalize Arisekola


The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar Sa’ad, has called on the Oyo State government to immortalize the Aare Musulumi of Yoruba land, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Arisekola Alao, who died on Wednesday at the age of 69. The Sultan ... Read More »

Sultan’s Position On Terrorism Dangerous – Rep Says


Member representing Jos South/Jos East constituency in the House of Representatives, Honourable Bitrus Kaze has faulted the position of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, where he seemed to be sympathetic to the cause of terror group, Boko Haram. The Lawmaker in a press statement yesterday described the ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Lawmaker Chides Sultan For Ruling Out Military Option


A member representing Jos South and Jos East Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Bitrus Kaze, has faulted a statement credited to the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar that military strike was not a panacea to the Boko Haram insurgency. The revered monarch, who spoke ... Read More »

Emir Of Kano: NSCIA Urges Politicians To Stop Making Infuriating Comments


The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, has asked politicians to stay away from the Kano Emirate tussle. This follows NSCIA’s rapprochement with the Presidency to allow the choice of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi by the kingmakers as ... Read More »

Insecurity: Sultan Renews Call For Talks With Boko Haram


The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alh Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar IIl, has renewed the call for the federal government to dialogue with the terrorist group, Boko Haram. He made the call yesterday in Abuja during the 7th Annual National Conference of Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) with the theme ... Read More »

Sultan Cautions Traditional Rulers Against Getting Involved In Politics


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has cautioned traditional rulers in the country to steer clear off the murky waters of politics. He gave the warning Saturday in Sokoto at the turbaning of three new district heads and two traditional title holders in the state. Sultan Abubakar, who ... Read More »

Sultan, Islamic Leaders To Host Day Of Prayer Over Boko Haram


The leader of Nigeria’s Muslims on Friday announced plans to host a national day of prayer in the capital as part of an effort to overcome Boko Haram’s brutal Islamist insurgency. The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has invited Nigeria’s prominent Muslim leaders to the National Mosque in ... Read More »

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