The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Tuesday June 4, as the Eid-el-Fitr day marking the end of Ramadan fast.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Sultan announced the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal in a radio and television broadcast in Sokoto on Monday.
Abubakar said that the new moon was sighted in Kaduna, Kebbi, Yobe, Borno, Jigawa and Sokoto State among others.
He said: ”In accordance with Islamic law, we have the honour and pleasure to announce that today, Monday, the 29th day of Ramadan,1440 AH, which is equivalent of June 3, 2019 marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the new month of Shawwal.
”Reliable reports of moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and religious organisations across the country, which were duly verified and authenticated by us, states and the National Moon Sighting Committee.
”Consequent upon this, tomorrow, Tuesday June 4, 2019 becomes the first day of Shawwal,1440 AH and is therefore declared the Sallah day for 2019 Eid-el-Fitr,” he said.
The Sultan urged the Muslim Ummah to sustain fervent prayers for the nation’s leaders for sustainable peace and unity in the country and beyond.
The Sultan also urged Nigerians to continue to live in peace irrespective of religious, ethnic and cultural differences.
Nigerian Man Who Waited For 23 Years To Become A Father, Dies 7 Months After Welcoming A Set Of Twin Boys
A Nigerian man, Tony Abayomi Alder, who waited for 23 years to become a father, has died 7 months after he welcomed a set of twin boys.
Businesswoman, Ibukun Awosika, who took to IG to mourn the deceased, revealed that the late Alder, who was a missionary worker, died today.
While paying tribute to the deceased, Mrs Awosika wrote:
Tony Abayomi Alder. Who went to be with the Lord today 24/2/2020.
A most faithful, most diligent, most dedicated , most trust worthy and loyal member of my team at Christian Missionary Fund for the past 25 years. You became my brother and my friend as we sought to build an institution to serve the Lord through the support of the missionaries across the length and breath of Nigeria. That you will be missed is an understatement.
I am grateful to God that , after waiting for 23 years, you witnessed the birth and enjoyed being a father to your twin boys, if only for 7 months. We truly love you but humbly submit to the will of God. May you forever be remembered for your cheerful service to the God you loved so much, your faithfulness as a husband to Toyin and your love of all around you.”
Delta Community Bans Sale And Consumption Of Beef Over Herdsmen Killing
A community in Delta State, Uwheru kingdom in Ughelli North local government area has banned the sale and consumption of beef few days after 10 farmers were killed by suspected herdsmen.
Delta State Commissioner for Education, Professor Patrick Muoboghare who is also from Uwheru disclosed this on Saturday February 22. He said it was a simple solution to herdsmen attack in the community and a decision that will force herdsmen to vacate the Kingdom.
He also revealed that the community leaders resolved to bury the late victims of the attack and also train the children of those killed from primary school to University level.
Muoboghare said, “The entire people of Uwheru community appreciate and thank the Governor for his timely intervention in preventing the blood bath that would have happened but for the governor’s intervention because the army came prepared.”
Chairman of Agadama community, Sunday Iniovogoma who also confirmed the ban on sale and consumption of beef after the meeting with the traditional ruler of Uwheru Kingdom, HRM Odio R’Ode, Agbaivwe III said;
“Such a person will equally be banished from the communities or made to pay a particular amount as fine depending on the gravity of the offence.”
Police Rescue 10-Year-Old Girl Sold For N.8m In Anambra
Police in Anambra State said it has rescued a ten-year-old girl suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State.The ten-year-old girl
SP Haruna Mohammed, the state police command spokesperson, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement in Awka on Sunday.
Mohammed said: “On the 21/2/2020, a girl child of about 10 years old reasonably suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State at the rate of eight hundred thousand naira (N800,000) was rescued by Police detectives attached to 33 division, Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, following intelligence report.”
Mohammed said preliminary investigation revealed that the child’s original name was Favour Asuqwo before her “new parents” (the suspects) who are now in police custody gave her a new name as Faith Ezeukwu after they allegedly bought her from her captors who are presently at large.
He appealed to media organisations to disseminate the message to the public to enable biological parents or close relatives of the victim to identify her.