• 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 […]

  • We need public holidays for our festivals – Traditional worshippers tell FG

    We need public holidays for our festivals – Traditional worshippers tell FG

    African Traditional Religion (ATR) worshippers have appealed to the Federal government to declare August 20 as a national holiday for them.

    The worshippers who noted government’s recognition of festive days for Christians and Muslims stated that their annual festival known as “Ise se Day’ should be given the same treatment like other religion.

    According to a statement issued by the group’s chairman and Ogun monarch, Oba Ifarotimi Balogun, the annual event was a day the worshippers celebrated all traditional gods (deities) in […]

  • Nigeria can’t grow economy observing frivolous public holidays – Aremu

    Nigeria can’t grow economy observing frivolous public holidays – Aremu

    A trade unionist and a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Issa Aremu, has faulted the recent Eid-el Fitr holiday extended by the federal government.

    He said Nigeria cannot grow her economy and come out of poverty if institutions of government continues to compel workers to observe “frivolous public holidays” when even developed nations of the world were at work.

    Aremu, who was also a former vice president of the NLC, stated this in […]

  • FG extends public holidays for Eid-el Fitr celebration till Thursday July 7th

    FG extends public holidays for Eid-el Fitr celebration till Thursday July 7th

    The Federal Government has extended the public holidays for the Eid-el-fitr celebration to Thursday July 7th July, 2016.

    A statement from the office Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau which was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bassey Okon Akpanyung and released today, states that the extension is as a result of the decision of the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, to extend the Ramadan fast to today […]