Eid-el-Fitr: Gombe governor admonishes Muslims to maintain spirit, essence of Ramadan

…As Gombe Emir treats governor, guests to colourful Durbar By Umar Kaltungo Gombe State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has emphasised the need for Muslims and Christians in the State to continue to live in peace with one another. According to an issued press statement by the Governor’sDirector-General, (Press Affairs), Isma’ila Uba Misilli, Gov. Yahaya stated this when he hosted members of the State House Assembly, Commissioners and other top Government functionaries to a special lunch to appreciate the Almighty Allah for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, which came…

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Eid-el-Fitri: ‘Don’t forget lessons Of Ramadan’- Ramalan implores Muslims

As Muslims across the world mark the 1442 AH Eid-el-Fitri celebration, the Executive Chairman of ATAR Communications Nigeria Ltd (the owner of Liberty TV Nigeria and FM Radio stations), (Dr. (Alh) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has urged the Muslim faithful not to forget the significance and lessons of the just-concluded month of Ramadan. Ramalan stated this in his Sallah message to congratu­late the Muslim Ummah on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and wish them a blessed and peaceful Eid-el-Fitri celebration. He prayed to Almighty Allah to ac­cept all acts…

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Kaduna: NUPENG directs members to shut down services

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, (NUPENG), has directed its members to shut down services in Kaduna State with effect from May 16. The directive, it stated, was in compliance with Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) five-day warning strike over the sack of workers in the State. NUPENG’s General Secretary, Afolabi Olawale, gave the directive in a letter addressed to the Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of NUPENG yesterday. Olawale said compliance with the directive was necessary for the successful execution of the campaign against alleged anti-Labour practices of…

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Eid-il-Fitr: President Buhari urges Nigerians to embrace unity, solidarity

…As Jigawa State declares Friday as public holiday  President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all Nigerians and Muslims across the globe on the occasion of the Eid-il-Fitr, which marks the end of the Ramadan fasting. In a goodwill message contained via a press statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, yesterday, the President urged all Nigerians to seize the opportunity of the Eid-il-Fitr to pray against all forms of insecurity that is currently bedeviling the country. Buhari called on all Nigerians to unite and shun calls for separatism fuelled by…

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CAN declares 3 days prayers against killings, banditry, others

The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), has declared three days of prayers against insecurity and other problems in the land. CAN’s National General Secretary, Daramola Joseph, announced this in a circular addressed to the leadership of the Christian body at various levels. He explained that the leadership of the association considered the prayers important for God’s mercy and intervention in the continued killings, banditry, terrorism, and other problems facing the country. Noting that the prayers were scheduled to hold between May 28 and 30, Joseph hinted that all local churches…

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“Use lawmakers, workers’ salaries to fund security”, Ndume tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari should leave every other thing and concentrate on security, Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume has said. Ndume stated this while addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday. He said the President should go all out and borrow money or “even if they will stop paying lawmakers and use the money to tackle insecurity”, asking, “Is it not when you are secured that you talk of other things? It is not only the politicians but everybody”. “If you know that you cannot move out of your house and…

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Eid-il-Fitr: Defence Minister seeks spiritual weapons to defeat adversaries

The Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), has urged Muslim faithfuls to intensify prayer for peace in Nigeria in a solemn and low-key celebration of Eid-il–Fitr. Magashi stated this in a statement felicitating with Muslim Ummah on the successful completion of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan and the concomitant celebration of Eid-il-Fitr. He urged Muslim faithfuls to extend the commitment by prayers exhibited during the month of Ramadan for continuous spiritual communion and besieging of Almighty Allah to intervene in the internal security challenges bedeviling the country. The…

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“Don’t deposit more than $5k monthly” – Banks inform customers

Some commercial banks in the country are reportedly informing their customers that they can only deposit $5,000 in cash into their foreign currency accounts monthly. According to reports, some commercial banks have started sending new transfer limits to their customers via e-mail messages. “There is a $5,000 monthly cash deposit limit. We encourage you to make more deposits via electronic transfers. Cash-funded transfers to beneficiaries with accounts in other banks in Nigeria are no longer allowed. “There will be no restriction to the frequency or value of transactions for accounts funded through…

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NSCDC launches new technology for security data collation

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), yesterday stated that it has developed a new technology – Integrated Electronic Arrest Reporting System (I-EARS) – to fight crime in the country. This was contained in a statement issued by the NSCDC spokesman, Olusola Odumosu. The NSCDC Commandant-General said the I-EARS will be used to make a compilation of information on all forms of crime. He added that the new technology will be used to plan strategic action for security operations by the Corps. The Commandant-General also ordered the 15 zonal commanders of…

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“We’ve recovered $153m from Diezani” — EFCC Chairman

…Says he won’t pay allegiance to individuals in the govt. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), AbdulRasheed Bawa, said on Tuesday that the Commission has recovered a whopping $153 million from former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison Madueke, who has been staying in Britain since leaving office in 2015. He said apart from that, no fewer than 80 choice properties valued at $80 million has also been seized from her and handed over to the Federal Government. Bawa, who disclosed this, also served a notice that he…

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