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Islamic cleric condemns birthday celebration for Muhammed

Muslims at prayer

A Nigerian Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Fadhilulah Hamzat, says it is not compulsory for Muslims to celebrate Mawlud Nabiyy or the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Hamzat, who made the remark during a Friday sermon at the W.O. Lawal Central Mosque, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, said that those marking the day which falls on Monday 13 […]

Ahmed a worthy successor, says Bukola Saraki

Abdulfatah Ahmed: Kwara state governor

Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described the current governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed as a worthy successor. Saraki, Ahmed’s predecessor applauded Ahmed on his Twitter handle, @bukolasaraki, when congratulating his successor on his 50th birthday. “I felicitate with our dear Governor, His Excellency, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State as you add another year […]

Turnover, profit slump at Okomu Oil plc

Both the turnover and the profit levels declined in the third quarter result submitted by Okomu Oil Plc, to the Nigerian Stock Exchange today in Lagos. Turnover dropped by over a billion from N7.9 billion in September 2012 to N6.8billion this year. Profit before tax also took a nose dive, from N3.8billion last year to […]

VP Sambo, others praise Jonathan on birthday

Jonathan on arrival in London yesterday

Today, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan became a year older, clocking 56. Though he was away in the UK to woo investors for Nigeria, his birthday was marked by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, secretary to the Government, Pius Anyim and members of the Federal Executive Council. At a brief ceremony held before the commencement of the weekly […]

Chika Ike Celebrates Birthday With Pupils

•Chika Ike with school pupils

Actress Chika Ike celebrated her birthday with primary school pupils in Asaba, Delta State, last Friday. During the celebration, the actress gave scholarship to five pupils under the auspices of her Chika Ike Foundation, and also gave out gift items such as mathematics sets, pencils, school bags and books. Chika has been celebrating her birthday […]

Tinubu, Others Extol Oba Akiolu At 70

Senator  Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central, on Tuesday, urged Nigerians to emulate Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos for his uprightness and peace-loving nature. Tinubu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on the sideline of the 70th birthday celebration of Oba Akiolu, that the king had been a good father to the people […]

Encomiums As Oba Akiolu Clocks 70

•Oba Akiolu, clocks 70

As  Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, clocked 70 today, there has been an outpouring of congratulatory messages and commendations from citizens of the country as well as political leaders. President Goodluck Jonathan, who sent a statement congratulating the royal father last night, said that Akiolu had exhibited exemplary wisdom, courage, selflessness, philanthropy and dedication to […]

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