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Uhuru-kenyatta
18 Jun 2015
Kenya's president ordered Thursday the central bank to issue regulations and then lift restrictions on key money transfer services vital for Somalia suspended over suspected links to the Al-Qaeda-allied Shebab. Kenya in April froze transfer companies as part of a crackdown on alleged Shebab supporters following the university massacre of almost 150 people by the…
18 Jun 2015
The Kano State Government has earmarked over N220 million to provide free food to the needy during the Muslims fasting period of Ramadan. The Chairman of the committe on Ramadan Free Feeding Programme, Alhaji Usman Bala, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano. Bala, who is…
18 Jun 2015
The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III on Wednesday announced the sighting of the new month of Ramadan, 1436AH. Consequently, Abubakar directed the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria to commence the Ramadan fast on Thursday, June 18 which is equivalent to the Ramadan 1, 1436 AH. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, the…
18 Jun 2015
Turkey on Thursday closed its border post of Akcakale on the Syrian frontier, preventing Syrian refugees who had fled fighting in the town of Tal Abyad from returning home, an AFP correspondent reported. Turkish security forces said they were not allowing refugees across because Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia has closed the gate on…
SHETTIMA-OK
18 Jun 2015
The Borno State government said on Wednesday that it had reviewed upward the 7 pm to 6 am curfew in Maiduguri due to the Ramadan fast. Gov. Kashim Shettima disclosed this in a radio and television broadcast to the state in Maiduguri. Shettima said that the curfew would now hold between 9.30 pm and 6…
SHETTIMA-OK
18 Jun 2015
THE Borno State government has set a deadline for the “reconstruction and rehabilitation” of 22 communities destroyed by Boko Haram in the state as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has yesterday taken over the management of resettlement camps in Maiduguri metropolis. The rehabilitation deadline was disclosed yesterday by Governor Kashim Shettima while briefing Director-General…
18 Jun 2015
THIS year’s Muslim fasting season, the Ramadan, could not have come at a more auspicious time than now when the Nigerian nation has just emerged from a political conundrum that threatened to split the country. The sighting of the new moon in some places yesterday (subject to confirmation by the religious authorities) has signified the…
18 Jun 2015
MUSLIMS in Nigeria have been enjoined to re-dedicate themselves to the virtues of Godliness and discipline as they commence fasting in the holy month of Ramadan. The call came from Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and telecommunications giant, Globacom. Urging strict adherence to the dictates of Islam, Ambode, in a statement by his Chief Press…
18 Jun 2015
NIGERIA’S Telecommunications Carrier, Globacom, has charged Muslims in Nigeria to re-dedicate themselves to the virtues of Godliness and discipline as they commence fasting in the holy month of Ramadan. The telecoms firm in a statement in Lagos expressed solidarity with the Nigerian Muslims as they commence the 2015 month of fasting, exhorting them to use…