• Bayelsa declares Nov. 2 public holiday to mark state’s Thanksgiving Day

    Bayelsa declares Nov. 2 public holiday to mark state’s Thanksgiving Day

    It was gathered that the Bayelsa State government has declared November 2 a public holiday to mark the state’s Thanksgiving Day, saying it is a time to honour God for the socio-economic and political challenges faced recently by the state.

    According to the statement issued yesterday by the state Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, though the state has overcame the various challenges, there is the need to appreciate God for His mercies, kindness and faithfulness in the life […]

  • Federal Government Declares Oct. 3 Public Holiday

    Federal Government Declares Oct. 3 Public Holiday

    The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 3 a Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary.

    This was made known in a statement signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido. Happy independence and holiday in

  • Sultan of Sokoto only announced Eld-el–Kabir, not public holiday – MURIC replies Christian Elders

    Sultan of Sokoto only announced Eld-el–Kabir, not public holiday – MURIC replies Christian Elders

    The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Wednesday said that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, only announced the day for this year’s Eid-el-Kabir and not public holiday as alleged by Nigeria Christian Elders Forum (NCEF).

    The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] recalls that the Sultan had on September 2, announced that Muslims will observe the Eid-el-Kabir on September 12.

    However, a coalition of 22 Christian groups in Nigeria led by NCEF on Tuesday claimed that the Sultan had declared the day […]

  • 22 Christian groups kick, say Sokoto Sultan can’t declare public holiday on Sept 12th

    22 Christian groups kick, say Sokoto Sultan can’t declare public holiday on Sept 12th

    A coalition of 22 Christian groups in Nigeria led by National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), yesterday, said the declaration of September 12 as public holiday in commemoration of Eid-El-Kabir celebration by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, was the height of impunity.

    A similar incident took place in July 2016, when Christian organisations criticised the extension of public holiday by the Federal Government over the non-sighting of the moon by the Sultan. A statement issued by the chairman of […]

  • Osun declares Monday public holiday to mark ‘Isese Day’

    Osun declares Monday public holiday to mark ‘Isese Day’

    The Osun Government has declared Monday, Aug. 22 a public holiday to mark the annual Isese Day (Traditional Worshipers’ Day).

    This information is contained in a statement signed by Semiu Okanlawon, the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Governor’s Office, Osogbo, on Friday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Isese Day is the celebration of the peak of festivities among adherents of traditional religion, which is also known as,”Odun Nla”.

    The statement read, “The Osun Government wishes to announce that […]

  • FG Declares July 5 and 6 As Public Holiday To Mark Eid-el Fitri Celebrations

    FG Declares July 5 and 6 As Public Holiday To Mark Eid-el Fitri Celebrations

    The Federal Government has declared 2 day public holiday to mark Eid-el Fitri Celebrations across the nation.

    The Federal Government has declared July 5 and 6, 2016 as public holiday to mark Eid-el Fitri Celebrations.

    The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, on Thursday in Abuja, urged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which are love, peace and justice to their daily […]

  • FG declares public holiday to celebrate Worker’s Day

    FG declares public holiday to celebrate Worker’s Day

    The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 2 as public holiday to commemorate the 2016 Workers’ Day Celebration. Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, Minister of Interior, made the declaration in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Bassey Akpanyung on Thursday in Abuja.

    The minister congratulated Nigerian Workers for their resilience, hard work and commitment to the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari despite current challenges.

    He enjoined them to continue to support the President in his desire to fight […]

  • Osun Governor, Aregbesola declares today as public holiday for Hijrah

    Osun Governor, Aregbesola declares today as public holiday for Hijrah

    The Osun State government yesterday declared today a public holiday to mark the Islamic New Year (Hijrah 1437).

    The Governor, through a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, said the declaration is in line with the usual practice of the state government to declare holiday for Muslims to observe the important Islamic calendar date.

    It said the day marked the first month (Muharram) of the Islamic calendar.

    It advised workers and citizens of […]

  • FG declares another public holiday this Thursday as…

    FG declares another public holiday this Thursday as…

    The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1, 2015, as public holiday to mark the nation’s 55th Independence celebration.

    The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, made the declaration on behalf of the FG in a statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Press, Yusuf Isiaka, on Monday.

    The Permanent Secretary, who congratulated all Nigerians both at home and abroad also thanked them for their support to President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts towards building a peaceful, united and virile nation.

    He […]

  • FG declares Sallah Public Holidays on…

    FG declares Sallah Public Holidays on…

    Report gathered that the Federal Government has declared Thursday, 24 and Friday, 25 of September, 2015 as Public Holidays to mark the celebration of this year’s Id-El-Kabir.

    The federal government made the announcement in a statement by the Director of Press, Ministry of Interior, Yusuf Isiaka Alhaji on behalf of the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Abubakar Magaji on Monday.

    Magaji enjoined all Muslim faithfuls and Nigerians from all walks of life to extend the religious benefits of the Id-El-Kabir festival, which includes love, […]

  • FG Declares Friday & Monday As Public Holidays

    FG Declares Friday & Monday As Public Holidays

    The Federal Government has declared Friday, July 17 and Monday, July 20 2015 as public holidays to mark the end of Ramadan.

    Abubakar Magaji, The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, made the declaration on Tuesday in Abuja. He enjoined all faithful Muslims and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which include love, peace and sacrifice for the development of the nation.

    Magaji also urged Nigerians to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari “in its determination and sustained […]