• Eid-el-Kabir: We will continue to work to make Nigeria great – Buhari

    Eid-el-Kabir: We will continue to work to make Nigeria great – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday greet Nigerians for the celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir.

    The President in his message said: “I wish all Nigerians a joyous Eid-El-Kabir. We will continue to work to make Nigeria a great nation.

    “On security, we have made tremendous progress against Boko Haram. We are now applying the same determination to the battle against militancy.

    “On the economy, no doubt these are difficult times for Nigeria. Let me assure you we’re doing our best to improve the lives of […]

  • Eid-el-Kabir: Buhari’s wife urges Nigerians to be optimistic

    Eid-el-Kabir: Buhari’s wife urges Nigerians to be optimistic

    The Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Monday urged Nigerians to be optimistic as they marked Eid-el-Kabir sallah.

    In a statement by Director of Media in the office of the Wife Of the President, Zakari Yau Nadabo, Mrs. Buhari also urged them to reflect on the lessons embedded in Eid El Kabir season to reappraise their closeness to God, level of sacrifice, commitment and sense of patriotism to the country.

    According to the sallah message, she said: “The period of […]

  • Eid-el-Kabir: Put love for country above personal interest – Jonathan tells Nigerians

    Eid-el-Kabir: Put love for country above personal interest – Jonathan tells Nigerians

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerians to put the love of the country above personal interests.

    Citing the example of Prophet Ibrahim who was willing to sacrifice his son, the former president said only sacrifice would make the “Nigeria of our dreams” possible.

    He stated this in a series of tweets from his twitter account to felicitate with Muslim faithfuls on the celebration of sallah.

    “Let us imbibe Ibrahim’s ideals and put Nigeria first in all we do. I salute the Muslim […]

  • Eid-el-Kabir: CAN President celebrates with Nigerian Muslims

    Eid-el-Kabir: CAN President celebrates with Nigerian Muslims

    he president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, has pleaded with Nigerians to shun hatred and embrace love and peace as Muslims celebrate Eid-el Kabir on Monday, September 12, 2016.

    Rev Ayokunle also congratulated Muslims over the celebration in a statement he made available in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.

    According to Reports, the Christian leader prayed that “the joy of the celebration shall endure for you all. May the spirit of the season enlarge your capacity to treasure […]

  • Eid-el-Kabir: Nigerians deserve a better country – Tinubu

    Eid-el-Kabir: Nigerians deserve a better country – Tinubu

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that Nigerians deserve a better country.

    While assuring that the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari, is committed to rejuvenating the economy, Tinubu posited that the present circumstance demands that we engage in a discourse concerning the type of “post-oil era” economy we truly want.

    In his message marking the Eid-el-Kabir celebration by Muslims, he also canvassed more empowerment and job opportunities to […]

  • Eid el-Kabir: Kano government donates N2.5m food items to prison inmates

    Eid el-Kabir: Kano government donates N2.5m food items to prison inmates

    According to reports, the Kano State Government on Sunday donated food items worth N2.5 million to enable prison inmates in the state celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.

    The items comprised three cows, 14 rams, 40 bags of rice, 16 jerry- cans of vegetable oil and other food items.

    The Secretary to Kano State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji, told officials of Kano Central Prisons, Kurmawa, at the presentation ceremony, that the gesture was to assist the inmates celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with ease.

    “It has been a tradition […]

  • Eid-El-Kabir: Don’t gather at praying grounds – NSCDC warns politicians

    Eid-El-Kabir: Don’t gather at praying grounds – NSCDC warns politicians

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kebbi Command, has warned politicians against political gathering at praying grounds to avoid breach of security arrangements.

    The state Public Relations Officer of the corps, Alhaji Hayatudeen Falke, disclosed on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi that over 400 security operatives would be deployed to Eid praying grounds, public buildings and recreation centres to ensure safety of residents.

    He said that the operatives would complement the efforts of other security agencies in the state to ensure […]

  • Eid-El Kabir: Let’s tolerate one another, pray for government – Fayose

    Eid-El Kabir: Let’s tolerate one another, pray for government – Fayose

    Governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Muslims in Ekiti, Nigeria and the world at large and indeed all Nigerians of different faiths on the celebration of yet another Eid-el-Kabir scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday, urging all to adhere to the tenets of peace being preached by the Islamic faith which he said are that of perseverance, tolerance, peace and love for one another.

    Citing the Holy Quran: 2, 208, which says: ”O you who believe enter absolutely […]

  • Eid el-Kabir: Sokoto buys N11m cows for orphans

    Eid el-Kabir: Sokoto buys N11m cows for orphans

    Sokoto State Government has disbursed N11 million for the purchase of cows for the provision of meat to 4,205 orphans on the Eid El-Kabir Day.

    The Chairman of the State Zakkat and Endowment Committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, on Saturday said, “N130,000 was given to each of the 85 districts in the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.

    “Each of the districts will buy a cow, slaughter it and distribute it to 50 orphans each. “The gesture is aimed at providing a sense […]

  • Eid el-Kabir: Sokoto buys N11m cows for orphans

    Eid el-Kabir: Sokoto buys N11m cows for orphans

    Sokoto State Government has disbursed N11 million for the purchase of cows for the provision of meat to 4,205 orphans on the Eid El-Kabir Day.

     

    The Chairman of the State Zakkat and Endowment Committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, on Saturday said, “N130,000 was given to each of the 85 districts in the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.

    “Each of the districts will buy a cow, slaughter it and distribute it to 50 orphans each.

    “The gesture is aimed at providing a sense […]

  • FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays for Eid-el-Kabir celebrations

    FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays for Eid-el-Kabir celebrations

    The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 12 and Sept.13 as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir.

    The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Muhammadu Maccido.

    He enjoined all Muslims and Nigerians in general to support and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained efforts to diversify the economy and progressively accelerate the pace of economic […]