“Let’s use religion for unity to better the lives of Nigerians”, Osinbajo urges

…Visiting global leader of Tijjaniyya Movement commends VP’s exceptional character Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN), has said that beyond the spiritual upliftment of individuals and communities, religious leaders must use faith to promote peace, ensure prosperity for the people as well as the development of society. Prof. Osinbajo stated this at the weekend, when he received on a courtesy visit the Senegal-based Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniyya Movement Worldwide, His Eminence, Sheikh Muhammadu Mahi Ibrahim Nyass, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Vice President, who emphasised the importance of religion…

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“Sanusi was never appointed Tijjaniyya leader in Nigeria” – Sheikh Nyass

Muhammadu Sanusi II

The Tijjaniyya Sufi order has denied appointing the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as its leader in Nigeria. The Grand World Leader of Tijjaniyya, Sheikh Mahi Nyass, disclosed this when he spoke with newsmen in Sokoto, yesterday. On March 9, 2020, Sanusi was removed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as Kano emir “in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano emirate.” The deposed monarch was also accused of “total disrespect” of institutions and the governor’s office. Sanusi was said to have been appointed…

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Former Kano Emir Sanusi appointed leader of Tijjaniyya movement in Nigeria

Former Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II has been appointed the leader of the Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria.  The grandson of Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass, Sheikh Makki Nyass, announced the appointment on Friday, during the annual Maulud festival of the movement in Sokoto.  Recall that Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass first appointed the grandfather of the deposed Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi I, who died in 1990 as leader of the Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria; upon his death, the Late Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu was appointed and took over the leadership.  Since the death of Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu in May 2018 the leadership seat has been vacant.  Sheikh Makki Nyass is the Khalifa Sheikh Tijjani Nyass, who was…

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