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Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

[email protected]: Aisha Buhari calls for prayers

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called on Nigerians to continue praying to witness the end of COVID-19 Pandemic as Nigeria prepares to mark her 60th independence anniversary.

Boko Haram ‘releases’ video of members observing Eid prayer in Niger

A new video said to have been released by Boko Haram on Wednesday surfaced online showing about 100 of its members observing the Eid Al-Adha prayer in an undisclosed bushy area in Niger State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Maiduguri attack death toll rises to six

Borno State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu on Friday said the death toll during Thursday’s attack on Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram has risen to six.
In a statement, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe reported the testing of 3,197 samples in 24 hours, raising the total number of tests carried out in the country to 279,612.

Kenya crosses 20,000 mark with 723 more coronavirus infections

The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya surpassed 20,000 on Friday, with the recording of 723 more positive results following the testing of 8,679 samples.
Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday joined thousands of Muslim faithful for eid prayers at the Ramat Square Eid ground, Maiduguri the state capital.

Governor Zulum, Senator Shettima attend eid prayer in Maiduguri

Muslim faithfuls observed their Eid prayers at various eid grounds amidst tight security and adherence to social distancing as well as the use of facemask.

EId-eL-Kabir: Muslims conducts prayers under massive security arrangement in Borno

Muslim faithful, in Maiduguri and environs, on Friday conducted their Eid-el-Kabir prayers peacefully under massive security arrangements.

Eid-el Kabir: PDP House of Reps caucus urge Muslim faithful to pray for peaceful...

The People’s Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives has urged urged Muslim faithful in the country to use the occasion of this year’s Eid el Kabir celebration to pray for peaceful coexistence.
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong

Governor Lalong greets Muslims at Eid-El-Kabir

Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Simon Bako Lalong, has rejoiced with Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of another Eid-el-Kabir, urging them not to allow the impact of the Corona virus pandemic to demoralise their faith.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Eid-el-Kabir: Bauchi governor calls for self assessment

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Friday urged Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Kabir celebration for self-assessment in the last one year.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Eid-el-Kabir: Asiwaju Tinubu urges Muslims to be cautious, adhere strictly to health regulations

Sen. Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged Muslims to strictly adhere to the health and safety regulations as they celebrate the Eid-el-kabir.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Kabir: Police intensify surveillance, patrols in Kaduna

Mr Umar Muri, the Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, has directed commanders and officers of the command to scale up surveillance, patrols and intelligence gathering, to maintain law and order during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

AANI joins Muslim faithful to celebrate Eid-El Kabir

The Alumni Association of National Institute, AANI, Thursday, joined the Muslim faithful to celebrate Eid-El Kabir.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Eid-el-Kabir: Oyo opens praying grounds, says social distancing compulsory

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, indicated that part of the protocols that must be observed during the Eid Adha festivity include observance of the social distancing rule by allowing only 25 per cent of worshippers at every instance.

Sallah: FRSC boss urges Muslim to adhere strictly to health regulations

The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Eid-el-Kabir: Defence minister advocates collective efforts against insecurity

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), has called on Muslim Ummah to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to promote peaceful co-existence and collective effort towards addressing security challenges in the country.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government declares Thursday, Friday public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir

The Federal Government has declared Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July, as public holidays to mark 2020 year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

Eid-el-Kabir: FRSC advises motorists against speeding

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun has advised motorists against speeding during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to reduce road traffic accidents in the state.

Eid-el-Kabir: FRSC advises motorists against speeding in Ogun

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun has advised motorists against speeding during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to reduce road traffic accidents in the state.

Man slumps, dies after observing Eid prayer in Kano

An unidentified man was said to have slumped and died amid the celebration of eid-il-fitr prayer in Unguwar Sharada, Kano State.

Eid-el-fitr: Moslems defy early morning downpour to offer prayers in Minna

Muslim faithful today in Minna, Niger state capital, defied the heavy downpour to offer the congregational Eid-el-fitr prayers at the Minna Central mosque just as the downpour also forced them to ignore the social distancing order by the government.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commended the patience and understanding displayed by the Muslim faithful in observing Ramadhan fast and celebrating this year’s Sallah under quarantine conditions.

Eid al-Fitr: Kaduna governor commends patience, understanding of Muslims over coronavirus

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commended the patience and understanding displayed by the Muslim faithful in observing Ramadhan fast and celebrating this year’s Sallah under quarantine conditions.

Eid-el-Fitr: FCT minister urges Muslims to pray for quick end of coronavirus pandemic

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minster Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has congratulated Muslim faithful in the nation’s capital for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and he has wished them a pleasant and joyous Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

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NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

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Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

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Nigerian stockfish dealers seek access to forex

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Lagos shuts 14 water factories for failing to meet standard

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