Sultan, Fayemi, other State Govs. converge in Abuja for Unity Summit

A national socio-political group, the National Prosperity Movement, (NPM), is organising a National Unity Summit in Abuja, aimed at providing a platform for illustrious Nigerians from all walks of life and representing diverse interests and groups to have a meaningful conversation. According to the organisers, the Summit, with the theme: ‘Peace, unity, equity and nation-building’, will also provide new perspectives to the issues of equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for Nigerians and in the end, stimulate the process of national healing, understanding and progress. “We believe that we can have…

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Gombe Summit: Rethinking Governor Yahaya, Sultan’s Irrefutable Lessons On Peaceful Coexistence, Social Cohesion

By Yakubu Bayambe The concepts of peace and social cohesion are fundamental and perhaps inseparable in the dictionary of any society which hopes to advance the course of humanity in general. Over the years, but more recently, Nigeria is arguably undergoing one of its worst security, economic and political challenges in history. It would be adequate to say these challenges are threatening the corporate existence of the nation with secessionists agitating and advocating for self-determination. On the religious front, suspicion and distrust between the two major religions of Christianity and…

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“We must rid ourselves of deception, things are not getting better in Nigeria” – Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President, Nigeria Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs (SCIA), His Eminence, (Alh.) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared that Nigerians must rid themselves of deception and agree that things are not getting any better in the country. He stated this in Gombe, the Gombe State capital, during a courtesy call on Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya yesterday, at the Government House. The Sultan also stressed that Nigerians need to understand one another rather than tolerating themselves so that things will get better and normal. He was in Gombe…

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Sultan of Sokoto visits Gombe, hails Gov. Inuwa’s leadership style, achievements

…As Governor names road in honour of NSCIA President- General From Umar Kaltungo The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has described Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya as a truthful, passionate, accountable and steadfast leader with passion for peace, unity and development of his State and Nigeria. The Sultan of Sokoto passed the compliments when he paid a courtesy visit on the governor at his official residence in Gombe. Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, who also described Governor Inuwa as…

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‘North has untapped billions of barrels of crude oil that can sustain Nigeria’ – Sultan

…Says tribal politicians bent on destabilising Nigeria As the National Assembly is moving to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill, (PIB), the members of the House of Representatives from the North are meeting leaders from the region to take a position on the Bill. The Sultan stated this at a retreat organised by the Northern caucus of the House of Representatives on the PIB. The caucus had commenced a two-day retreat on the Bill, with the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, the Chairman of Arewa Conservative Forum, Audu Ogbeh, the governor…

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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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Ramadan fasting continues  in Nigeria – Sultan

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, (CFR), yesterday informed the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1442 AH. The NSCIA further said that, “The Ramadan fast will therefore continue today, Wednesday, as the 30th day of Ramadan. Consequently, the Sultan declared tomorrow, Thursday, May 13, as the 1st of Shawwal, 1442 AH and…

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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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