Clerics Offer Special Prayer For Kwara Governor
Special prayer was offered for Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Saturday at the closing ceremony of Kwara State Qur’an recitation competition held in Ilorin, the state capital.
Fidel Info reports that AbdulRazaq arrived at the venue of the event at the open field of Ilorin township stadium when the programme has not even started.
The arrival of the governor caught the organisers unaware as it elicited outpouring of accolades from the crowd that gathered to witness the annual event.
The anchor of the programme, Imam AbdulMumin Afodun, who quickly announced the commencement of the programme was emphatic that Governor AbdulRazaq is the first sitting governor to physically grace the Qur’an recitation competition events for two years consecutively.
A former Grand Khadi of Kwara State, Justice Abdullahi Idris Haroon who offered the opening prayer spent the better part of the time allocated to him praying for the governor.
Haroon who prayed God to accept AbdulRazaq’s prayer added:” Your Excellency, you are a good man, you are religious and your simplicity is unequalled. Your Excellency, you arrived at this venue quietly and at a time when the organisers have not even commenced the programme.
“For your simplicity and physical presence at Islamic functions, we are happy with you and ask Allah to grant your prayers.”
For his part, the chairman of the event, Alh Shehu AbdulGafar who acknowledged the fact that AbdulRazaq is the first sitting governor to attend the Qur’an recitation competition event said:” We asked Allah who the governor always dedicated his actions and endeavour to, to grant him sound health, prosperity and answer his prayers.
“Although, we have Muslim governors in the past non of them ever attended this Quran competition event”
Chairman oriental energy, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi, accompanied the Governor to the event.
JUST IN: CBN Orders Banks To Circulate Cash This Weekend
As part of a coordinated effort to facilitate the circulation of banknotes of various denominations, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks throughout the nation.
Fidel Info reports that Also, the CBN has ordered all commercial banks to be open on Saturdays and Sundays. (more…)
UK Court Convicts Ekweremadu, Wife, Daughter Of Human Organ Trafficking
Ike Ekweremadu, a former vice president of the Nigerian senate, along with his wife, daughter, and doctor were found guilty of organ trafficking in the UK.
Fidel Info reports that After a six-week trial at the Old Bailey, Ekweremadu, his wife, Beatrice, daughter Sonia, and Dr. Obinna Obeta were all found guilty of enabling a young man’s visit to Britain with the intention of exploiting him.
The jury concluded that they had illegally planned to transport the 21-year-old street vendor from Lagos to London in order to take advantage of him for his kidney.
The court heard that the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been offered an illegal reward to become a donor for the senator’s daughter after kidney disease forced her to drop out of a master’s degree in film at Newcastle University.
Kano Govt Lifts Dawn To Dusk Curfew
Kano state government has lifted the dawn-to-dusk curfew imposed in the state On Monday.
Fidel Info reports that the curfew was imposed to avoid the breakdown of law and order following tensions generated by the announcement of the results of the governorship and state Assembly elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Monday, declared Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party the Gov-Elect of Kano.
He defeated his closest rival and the candidate of the ruling All Progressive Party, Gawuna, with a margin of 100,000 votes.
Yusuf is a close ally of the Presidential candidate of NNPP while Gawuna is a close ally of the incumbent Governor, Ganduje.
The Kano election was seen as an upset and a successful overthrow of the ruling party.
This led the Kano government to impose a curfew to avoid mayhem and breakdown of law and order.
The state commissioner for information and internal affairs, Muhammad Garba, made the announcement lifting the curfew in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano.
According to him, “the decision to lift the curfew was after careful review of the situation and the relative calm throughout the state”.
The commissioner however called on commercial banks, public servants and the people in the state to come out and continue with their normal businesses or day to day activities.
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