“Address poverty, insecurity to guarantee unity” – Sultan to Nigerian leaders

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, has challenged Nigerian leaders to first address poverty and insecurity in the country in order to guarantee national unity. The Sultan, who spoke shortly after the traditional Sallah durbar in Sokoto on Tuesday, said the existing hardship in the country is of great concern and needed proper measures to be addressed. “Nigeria leaders need to strategise more measures to address our level of poverty and insecurity, as such will further sustain…

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Obasanjo, Sultan, Abdulsalami convene meeting to discuss ‘pressing’ national issues 

By Aminu Imam The Interfaith Initiatives for Peace has convened a meeting to discuss “pressing issues” in the country. According to a letter addressed to the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, issued by the group, which is jointly led by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar, former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, and former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, stated that issues such as national unity, security, peace, integration, economic revitalisation, and development will be discussed at the meeting. The…

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“You are Satan-incarnate” – Sultan to Nigerians calling for disintegration

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has labeled people clamouring for the disintegration of the country as ‘Satan incarnate’. The respected traditional ruler and religious leader stated this while speaking during the inauguration of the ultra-modern Hajj Camp in Bauchi State on Monday. Sultan Abubakar appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace and not let divisive agents among the elites use them as tools for destroying the nation and again warned that citizens should not allow promoters of disintegration who are bent on sowing the seed of…

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“Where are the recovered loots?” – Sultan of Sokoto asks FG

…Advises against ban on social media The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Tuesday called on the Federal government to explain to Nigerians how much loots it had recovered and what they were being used for. This call was made by the Sultan of Sokoto during the zonal dialogue with stakeholders on the ‘National Ethics and Integrity Policy’, organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), for the…

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“Look out for moon cresent of Ramadan from today” – Sultan

…As S/Arabia allows mosques to hold Taraweeh prayers for 30 mins The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has ordered the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from today, Monday. This directive was given by the Muslim leader and monarch yesterday, in a statement released by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Junaidu. According to the statement, “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, April 12, which is equivalent to the 29th day of…

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Sultan of Sokoto confers traditional titles on 3 Dasuki’s sons, 17 others

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday turbaned no fewer than 20 dignitaries, including three sons of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, the Late Ibrahim Dasuki, with traditional titles of the caliphate. The turbaning ceremony took place at the Sultan’s palace, in the ancient city of Sokoto and seat of the caliphate. The event was a unique one, which offered its most famous traditional honour and hospitality to the dignitaries, making it the first of its kind in the history of the caliphate. In his address at…

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Sultan urges political leaders to take Covid-19 vaccine publicly

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged political leaders in the country to take the Covid-19 vaccine in public glare. Abubakar, while speaking at a sensitisation programme on Covid-19 vaccine for Muslim scholars and imams in Nigeria yestetday in Abuja, said this would encourage and boost the confidence of Nigerians in the vaccines. This, he said, was to further drive acceptance of the novel coronavirus vaccines, most especially the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, in the country. “We have seen the president take the vaccine publicly and…

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‘Military decrees laid foundation for national insecurity’ ― Sultan

The chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has cited military decrees that undermined the role of the traditional institution in nation-building and development and subsequently laid the foundation for national insecurity. The Sultan stated this on Thursday, while presenting a memorandum for ‘the re-instatement of the status of the traditional institution in the Nigeria Constitution and establishing relevant bodies to give effect to national roles’. He was represented by the Etsu Nupe, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar. The chairman…

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Sultan declares July 31 Eid-el-Kabir

Sultan Muhammed Sa'ad Abubakar III

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, has declared Friday 31st July 2020, as the 10th day of Zulhijia 1441 and the day of Eid-el-Kabir. Abubakar, who is also the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA) also advised on how to observe prayers across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This is contained in a statement issued signed by the Chairman, Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sambo Junaidu. “In view of the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sultan hereby advises all…

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