Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, has declared Monday as the first day of Ramadan fasting in Nigeria. Simwal, a member of the moonsighting committee of Nigeria disclosed this quoting the Sultan.
According to him, Sultan declared Monday beginning of Ramadan after the crescent moon for the month of Ramadan was sighted.
He disclosed this in a post on his Twitter page.
Simwal wrote: “His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto has authorized me to inform the general public that Ramadan crescent was sighted in different locations in Nigeria this evening , compilation of more results is going on. Taraweeh prayers can commence.”
Muslim faithful observe the 29 or 30 days fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
For a better society
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned back to Nigeria, after a private visit to the United Kingdom.His return was confirmed on Twitter by his Special Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmaad.
Arsenal 1-1 Brighton
Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League were all but snuffed out on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to lowly Brighton.
Manchester United 1-1 Huddersfield
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his side did not deserve to qualify for the Champions League next season after an embarrassing 1-1 draw at Huddersfield ended any hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.
David Luiz scored his third goal of the season to double Chelsea's lead shortly after half-time.
Chelsea 3-0 Watford
Maurizio Sarri admitted tired Chelsea got “lucky” as they moved to the brink of Champions League qualification with a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has warned Nigeria’s leaders are making the country “uninhabitable”, causing young people to migrate illegally to Europe.
Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has urged lawyers to defend the independence of the judiciary and be committed to observance of the rule of law.
Actress Anita Joseph has spoken in defense of her colleague and friend, Tonto Dikeh over her face-off with ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill.
COMFORT EKELEME, Asst Business Editor
Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) last week sustained volatility, shedding N197 billion.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the position of the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi and the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Nnia Nwodo on the proposed sit-at-home protest announced by the group.