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NSCIA Felicitates With Christians At Easter


The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has congratulated Christians in the country as they join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate Easter. The NSCIA Secretary-General, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede at a news conference in Ilorin, ... Read More »

Sultan Calls On Muslims To Pray For Peaceful Elections


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed all Muslim clerics to preach about, and pray for peaceful general elections, starting Saturday. The pan-northern Muslim organization, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, headed by Sultan Abubakar, on Wednesday urged Muslims in Nigeria to pray fervently for a hitch-free general elections. ... Read More »

Everything’s Not Alright With Nigeria – Northern Traditional Rulers


All is not well with Nigeria, the Chairman, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, said yesterday, even as he warned politicians to stop sponsoring campaigns of calumny. The Sultan, who made this position known during a meeting of the council in Kaduna, said as traditional leaders, ... Read More »

Sultan Finally Receives PVC, Urges Politicians To Play By The Rules


The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, finally collected his Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) on Thursday at his palace with a call to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that all eligible voters in the state get their cards before the February 14 and 28 ... Read More »

Nigeria2015: Stop Heating Up Polity, JNI Tells Oyedepo, Ex-Militants


The Jama’atul Nasril Islam, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, has asked the President of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministries, also known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, to stop heating up the polity with his utterances ahead of the general elections in the country. ... Read More »

Accept Election Results In Good Faith – Sultan To Politicians


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday called on politicians in the country to be prepared to accept the results of the forthcoming elections in good faith. The sultan made the call in Sokoto while receiving the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who visited ... Read More »

General Elections: Sultan Of Sokoto Says He Is Yet To Collect His PVC


Millions of eligible voters in Nigeria are yet to get their Permanent Voter’s cards, (PVC), 25 days to the country’s crucial presidential election. One of such is the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar III. The monarch expressed fears that unless something is done urgently, millions would be disenfranchised ... Read More »

2015 Election: Sultan Advises Nigerians To Shun Violence


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, on Sunday called on Nigerians to shun violence to ensure peaceful conduct of the general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abubakar said this at a special convention and launch of AT-Tajdid Newspaper and Islamic centre. He said that the ... Read More »

Sultan Renews Call For End To Insurgency


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday called on Muslims and Christians to come together to end insurgency in the country. Abubakar made the call at the opening ceremony of the 29th National Qur’anic Recitation Competition in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo. “What is happening ... Read More »

Insurgency: Sultan Seeks Unrestricted Access To Education For Youth


Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saád Abubakar has advocated for an unrestricted access to education for youth, to enhance peace, harmony and progress in Nigeria. Abubakar gave the advice in a message to the opening of the 98th Islamic Vacation Course organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) on ... Read More »

Sultan Seeks Closer Ties Between Christians And Muslims At Christmas


President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called for closer ties between Christians and Muslims, while felicitating with Christians on the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. In a statement signed by Secretary-General of NSCIA, Professor ... Read More »

Sultan Urges Nigerians To Embrace Peace


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday urged Nigerians to live in peace with one another, put aside their cultural and religious differences for the overall development of the country. The Sultan, who was represented by the Wazirin Katsina, Dr Sani Lugga, made the plea at the ... Read More »

It’s Time For Muslims To Unite And Fight Insurgency – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Sa’ad III, has challenged the different Islamic sects in the country to unite and fight insurgency. He spoke while condemning Friday’s suicide bomb blasts at the Kano Central mosque saying “those behind all ... Read More »

JNI Condemns Unabated Acts Of Terror, Urges FG To Wake Up To Its Responsibility


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), yesterday said incessant attacks and the establishment of an ‘Islamic caliphate’ by the Boko Haram sect are gradually eroding Nigeria’s sovereignty. Secretary-General of the organization, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, made the remark at a media briefing in ... Read More »

MURIC Advocates Immunity For Sultan Against Deposition


Director of the The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on Governor Aliyu Wamakko and the State House of Assembly to pass a law giving the Sultan of Sokoto immunity against deposition. Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, who made the call yesterday in Sokoto, said it was necessary in ... Read More »

Sultan In Asaba For Uduaghan’s 60th Birthday Lecture, Preaches Unity, Dialogue


The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has called for continued dialogue among Nigerians. The sultan made the call in Asaba, the Delta State capital when he visited Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Monday ahead of the lecture on Anger Management ... Read More »

Insurgency: Sultan, Wamakko Call For Creation Of State Police

Aliyu Wamakko-Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III and Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State have advocated the creation of State Police in the country to tackle insurgency. The duo spoke in Sokoto on Sunday, when the Sultan paid the traditional Sallah ... Read More »

2015: Sultan Warns Politicians Against Campaign Of Calumny


Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has cautioned politicians in the country against the campaign of calumny against opponents ahead of the 2015 general elections. The Sultan who spoke on Saturday while delivering a Sallah message at his palace in Sokoto, said politicians in Nigeria should put the ... Read More »

2015: God Has Already Chosen Nigeria’s Next President – Sultan


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday said that God had already chosen who would be leader of the country in 2015. Abubakar was speaking at the inauguration of Holy Mother and Child Clinic, constructed by the Sokoto Catholic Diocese, to enhance health care delivery in the state. ... Read More »

2015: Sultan Urges Politicians To Close Ranks And Work For The People


The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, warned Nigerian politicians to dwell on politics of issues rather than hatred and insult as the 2015 general election draws nearer. Speaking at his palace yesterday when he turbaned the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as Mutawallen ... Read More »