Category: Ramadan

Eidel-Fitr: Avoid losing your Ramadan rewards- Gov Abdulrazaq to Muslims

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has charged the Muslim faithful to avoid anything that may eat away the rewards of their Ramadan or question their sincerity as devotees. The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye in Ilorin on Tuesday, congratulated the leader of the faithful in the state, the Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on the successful completion of…

Ramadan: Seek Allah’s intervention against needless bloodshed in Nigeria – Obi to Muslims

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has charged Nigerian Muslims to use the window availed by Eid el Fitr to seek Allah’s intervention in Nigeria’s situation. Obi charged the people not to allow the prevailing unprecedented hardship in the country to affect their spirit of love, brotherliness and peaceful co-existence Rather Obi said the people should use…

Palestinian-American doctor walks out of White House meeting over handling of Gaza war

Thaer Ahmad, a Palestinian American doctor, said he walked out of a meeting at the White House Tuesday evening over President Biden’s handling of war in Gaza. Ahmad, an emergency medicine physician who worked in Gaza in January, said he showed up to a stakeholder meeting at the White House, which was set up in place of a Ramadan celebration. Attendees insisted that there shouldn’t…

Ramadan: Gov Buni pardons 33 inmates in Yobe

As part of activities marking this year’s Ramadan fasting month, Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has pardoned 33 inmates from various correctional centres in the state. Alhassan Sule Mamudo, the Information Officer of the Yobe State Ministry of Justice, revealed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Damaturu on Wednesday. According to the statement, the inmates were pardoned by the governor based…

Ramadan: Jigawa sets aside N2.8bn for breaking the fast

The Jigawa State Government has set aside N2.83 billion for a special Ramadan Iftar (breaking of fast) feeding programme. The government said it intends to provide meals for the poor and vulnerable in the state. This was made known in a statement by Jigawa State’s Commissioner for Information, Sagir Musa. The commissioner disclosed that the decision was taken during the State Executive Council meeting on…

Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan?

RAMADAN is the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, where worshipers fast for a month. Here, we look at why they fast and what it represents. Getty Ramadan is considered a time for spiritual reflection, fasting, and prayers[/caption] Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan? During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are obliged to abstain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. Fasting is one…

Sultan of Sokoto announces beginning of Ramadan, confirms sighting of moon

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has announced the commencement of Ramadan in Nigeria. This followed the Sultan of Sokoto confirming the sighting of moon to commence the Ramadan season. This was disclosed by the Sultane in a post on X which reads: “The Sultanate has confirmed a single sighting claim…

Ramadan: Group urges Gov Kefas to lift curfew on tricycle operators in Taraba

A group, Wake-Wake Association, has urged Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State to consider lifting the curfew imposed on tricycle operators in Jalingo, the state capital. The state government recently directed tricycle operators to stop operating from 8pm to 6am daily due to the insecurity bedevilling the state capital. The group urged the government to consider lifting the ban following the forthcoming holy month of…