Tag: Sallah

COVID-19: Kano Government Cancels Sallah Durbar

Kano State Government has cancelled the traditional Sallah durbar and all other festivities. The measure is coming a week after the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 placed six states, including Kano, on red alert due to resurgence of COVID-19. The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who announced this,[Read More…]

Buhari to observe Eid-el-Kabir prayers at home

President Muhammadu Buhari will observe the Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family at home, just as he did during the Eid El-Fitr a little over two months ago, his office said on Wednesday. Garba Shehu, Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, said this was in line with “advisories from the Nigerian Supreme Council for[Read More…]

Lagosians should ‘calm down’ – Governor Sanwo-Olu in his Sallah Message wants residents to emulate boy in viral video

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has urged residents of the state to emulate a boy seen in  a viral video pleading with his mother over a misdemeanor, and “calm down” even as they celebrate the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir. In the video making the rounds on social media, the little boy could[Read More…]

First Rats, Now Sallah, As Buhari Cancels Another FEC Meeting

The Nigerian Government has announced that the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting which holds every Wednesday, will not hold today. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made this announcement in Kano, Tuesday. Mohammed said the 2-day public holiday (Friday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 4) did not leave adequate[Read More…]

Nigerian Gov’t Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holiday To Mark Eid-El-Kabir

The federal government of Nigeria has declared Monday and Tuesday respectively as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Speaking on behalf of the Federal Government, the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to support, co-operate and join hands with[Read More…]

Cleric Warns Muslims Against Using Rams For Wrestling As It Is Forbidden In Islam

Mallam Yusuf Abubakar, Chief Imam of Uthman Bn Affan Mosque in Ilorin, has warned Muslims against inciting rams for fighting during Sallah celebrations, as it is forbidden. Abubakar gave the warning on Saturday in Ilorin while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The cleric observed that the rams[Read More…]

Tahir Sherriff: Nigeria, Life After The Ramadan Fast

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Lamido Sanusi II (C) rides a horse after attending the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kano, Nigeria (Photo Credit) Reuters News Agency.   One of the most fundamental takeaways from the month of Ramadan, for Muslims, is that they get in touch through collective experience, with living[Read More…]

Emir Of Ilorin Describes As An Offence Against God The Attack On Saraki During Eid-el-Kabir Prayers

The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Saturday described as an offence against God the disruption of the Eid-el-Kabir prayer at the Ilorin Eid ground on Thursday. Sulu-Gambari, who is the Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, spoke when he paid the annual Eid-el-Kabir visit to the state Governor,[Read More…]

Sultan Of Sokoto Declares Friday As Eid-el-Fitr Day

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar has announced that a new moon has been sighted and therefore declared that Friday as Eid-el-Fitr day. Reliable reports of moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country mmm which were duly verified ?authenticated by the National Moon Sighting Committee. Friday is the[Read More…]

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-el-Fitr

The Federal Government has declared Friday, July 17 and Monday, July 20 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar Magaji, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. The statement, signed by[Read More…]