Ganduje bars district heads from Sanusi’s durbar

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has ordered some district heads in the state not to attend Kano Durbar. A durbar is festival that holds during eid el Kabir and eid el Fitri celebrations. It begins with prayers, followed by a parade of the emir and his entourage on horses. In a statement signed by Abba […]

BREAKING: Ganduje orders district heads to shun Emir Sanusi at Kano durbar

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has directed 36 out of 44 local government district heads not to attend Daushe Durbar in Kano. The government countered an announcement from the Kano Emirate Council on local radio inviting all district heads to attend the grand Daushe Durbar, which usually holds a day after Sallah. On […]

2.5m Pilgrims pelt ‘devil’ with stones as final Hajj ritual

Since the dawn of the first day of Eid al-Adha, masses of Hajj pilgrims began the ritual of throwing pebbles at Mina holy site by throwing seven consecutive pebbles at a special stone monument called “Jamrat Al-Aqabah”. The movement of pilgrims was smooth as per the pre-prepared plan, the Saudi Press Agency,SPA, reported on Sunday. […]

Gov. Mohammed raises alarm over threat to peace in Bauchi

By  Amina Ahmed Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi on Sunday alleged that some “disgruntled elements” in the state were bent on disturbing the peaceful atmosphere in the state. Raising the alarm in his Sallah message to the people, the governor lamented that the enviable reputation of Bauchi as being the most peaceful state in the […]

We don’t know how we escaped –Niger boat accident survivors

Survivors of a recent boat accident which claimed the lives of 15 people in Gungun Bussa (old Bussa) in the Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State share their experiences with ENYIOHA OPARA It’s still like a dream to Mohammed Idoko, Abubakar Yusuf and Isah Abdullahi, to have survived the boat accident of July 28, […]

In Kogi, the Audus battle for APC guber ticket

There appear to be a growing political battle within the family of the late former governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, ahead of the August 29 primary elections of the APC for the Kogi gubernatorial election. While they all agree that Gov. Yahaya Bello should not get another chance for a second term, it […]

Taraba: Mass arrest in Ibbi, vehicles belonging to suspect retrieved

Many people were said to have been arrested by team of detectives in Ibbi, Taraba State. Several security agents were deployed to the town following the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers at a checkpoint along Ibbi-Wukari road. The team it was gathered was hunting for suspected kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadumi who […]

Showcase virtues of Islam, promote national unity, Buhari urges Muslims

As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir today, President Muhammadu Buhari has advised that the greatest commitment to Islam was for them to put its virtues into practice by making justice and righteousness the guiding principle of their everyday life. Buhari in his Sallah message, urged Muslims to be the mirror through which others see the good virtues […]

Lawan urges Muslims to emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s virtues

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerians, particularly Muslims, as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. Lawan, in a Sallah message by his Media Adviser, Ola Awoniyi, urged Muslims to remember the purpose of the celebration, which is to commemorate the trials and triumph of Prophet Ibrahim. He urged all Nigerians to be steadfast in […]

Eid-el-Kabir: Governor Tambuwal urges Muslims to pray for peace

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Sunday in Sokoto, urged Nigerian Muslims to fervently pray for peace during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Tambuwal, who made the call in his Eid-el-Kabir message, said that using the period to pray for peace and tranquility would sustain the unity of the country. The governor said that Sallah period […]