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Sultan Urges Muslims To Look Out For New Moon Today

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Chibok Girls: Sultan, Emirs Tacitly Supporting Boko Haram In ‘Islamic Jihad’ Against Christians – Bishop Oke

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Prominent Pentecostal preacher and Presiding Bishop of Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Francis Wale Oke, has asked the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, northern Emirs and othr Islamic leaders to stop describing the Boko Haram insurgency as a political problem, saying they know it is a religious war waged ... Read More »

Insecurity Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past, Says Sultan

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday expressed optimism that the country’s security challenges would soon be a thing of the past. The Sultan made this known in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after he presented the 2013 Hajj report to President Goodluck Jonathan at the State ... Read More »

Cattle Breeders Association Hails FG, Pledges To Work With Security Agencies

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The umbrella body of cattle breeders, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has commended the Federal Government for setting up a committee to resolve the incessant conflict between farmers and herdsmen in Nigeria. In a statement in Kano yesterday by its National Secretary General, Alhaji Baba Othman ... Read More »

Sultan, JNI Condemns Abduction Of 100 Schoolgirls In Borno

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has condemned the Monday’s abduction of 100 schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect. The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) led by the Sultan in a statement by its Secretary-General, Dr. ... Read More »

SON To Recruit 5 Million Nigerians In Campaign Against Fake Products

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said on Tuesday that it would recruit five million Nigerians into its newly inaugurated national coalition against fake products. The Director-General of the organisation, Dr Joseph Odumodu, said this in Ibadan at an enlightenment programme tagged: “Zero Tolerance Against Substandard Products.” He said the ... Read More »

Muslims At The Receiving End Of Boko Haram Attacks – Sultan

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The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Jama’atu Nasri Islam, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State, on Monday condemned in very strong terms, the bombing of a bus station in Nyanya area of Abuja by suspected Boko Haram members. The duo prayed that God would expose ... Read More »

FG Moves To End Herdsmen, Farmers’ Clash

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The federal government has disclosed that steps are being taken to address the constant crises between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the country. Speaking Sunday, during a lecture marking the golden jubilee of the Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI) which was held in Kaduna, Vice President Nnamadi Sambo also said that ... Read More »

FG To Adjust Confab Membership To Reflect Religious Balance – Sambo

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R), RECEIVING A REPORT FROM THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA'AD ABUBAKAR III, DURING THE MEETING OF NIGERIAN SUPREME COUNCIL FOR ISLAMIC AFFAIRS WITH MR PRESIDENT JONATHAN IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (26/3/14).

If the words of Vice President Namadi Sambo are anything to go by, the membership of the ongoing National Conference in Abuja will be adjusted to correct the perceived imbalance in the composition of delegates. This is sequel to the formal complaint by the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), led by ... Read More »

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