Govt Declares July 30, 31 As Public Holidays

Eid el Kabir

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday, July 30, and Friday, July 31 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah on Tuesday. According to the statement, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, called on the Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness, and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him). He also urged Muslims to use the period to pray…

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NAHCON Plan Hajj Savings Scheme For Intending Pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it is considering the introduction of a Hajj savings scheme for intending pilgrims. The Head of Public Affairs of NAHCON, Mrs. Fatima Usara, dropped this hint in an interview with the NAN. Usara explained that the commission was considering the idea to assist intending pilgrims to save for their Hajj plans. According to her, the policy is yet to be firmed up for the 2020 exercise. Usara said the idea would provide an avenue for low income earners wishing to perform Hajj…

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Mosque saga: I’m Not ‘Gandollar’ or Bribe-Taker – Wike Tells Ganduje

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has replied Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State over threat to take him to court for purportedly demolishing a mosque in Rivers, saying the Kano governor should know that he is not ‘Gandollar’ or a man who enjoyed bribery and falsehood. Wike said it was baseless for Ganduje to threaten to take him to court when he never demolished any mosque in Rivers State, accusing him of being in the habit of making irresponsible comments about the State. Ganduje had threatened to take Wike to…

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