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March 19, 2018 8:24 AM Sultan of Sokoto declares Monday as first day of Rajab

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Monday, March 19, as the first day of Rajab 1439AH. The Sultan had earlier called on all Muslims in Nigeria to look out for the new moon of the Rajab 1438AH on Saturday, March. 17, 2018. The Sultan who is also the president general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) said the council 21

March 16, 2018 7:40 PM Sultan of Sokoto calls on Muslims to look for new moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Friday called on Muslims to look out for the new moon of Rajab 1439AH. The monarch made the call on Friday in Sokoto in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Wazirin Sokoto and Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council. “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah 24

March 5, 2018 8:57 AM S’Korea, Russia form consultative body for economic cooperation

South Korea and Russia have launched a consultative body to push for joint economic projects in various areas, including energy, shipbuilding, fishery and transportation, to create new growth drivers, a presidential committee here said, on Monday. Song Young-gil, the head of the Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation, led a South Korean 20

January 31, 2018 4:08 PM ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ not coming to Nigeria, but learn about it anyway

People from Moscow, via Sydney, to Washington DC will be given a rare celestial treat on Wednesday as three lunar phenomena coincide. Weather permitting, of course. A blue moon (a second full moon in a calendar month), a super moon (when the moon is unusually close to Earth, making it bigger and brighter) and a blood moon (a moment during an eclipse 123

January 6, 2018 9:07 PM Astronaut John Young has died at 87

Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday. Young, a former U.S. Navy test pilot, in 1972 became the ninth of 12 people ever to set foot on the moon. ‘We’re saddened by the loss of astronaut John Young 23

December 23, 2017 8:04 AM Ghanaian Monarch Returns to Gardener Job in Canada

Eric Manu, a Ghanaian Monarch of Akan, in the village of Adansi Aboabo has returned to his landscaping career in Canada after ruling his subjects briefly, in order to raise money to provide health care for his 6000 people back home. After living and working in Canada foe three years, Manu became king when his 67-year-old uncle, Dat, passed away in 2016. He told CTV News, “Sometimes 26

November 1, 2017 3:32 AM South Korea rules out any war with North

South Korea’s president will never permit armed conflict on the peninsula, he said today, in a pointed message to Donald Trump to abandon thoughts of war in advance of his visit to Seoul next week. In a nationally televised speech to the country’s parliament, Moon Jae-in also said that, although it will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, the South 65

October 28, 2017 12:34 AM Burundi Withdraws From the International Criminal Court

Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The country announced its plan to withdraw a year ago. The withdrawal is seen as "a setback in the fight against impunity" Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The country announced its plan to withdraw 42

October 21, 2017 3:50 AM Arewa Youth leader to Buhari: Anti-corruption war is losing steam

Alhaji Gambo Gujungu is the National President of Arewa Youth Forum, AYF, a powerful and vociferous group of young Northerners which influences policies and decisions in the region. What do you think should be restructured in Nigeria to make it a better, greater country? The issue of restructuring the Nigerian polity has always been a recurring decimal 58

September 21, 2017 5:13 PM There is No Trump Doctrine, Only Contradictions and Bluster

The things our President says. At a lunch with African leaders on Wednesday, Donald Trump praised the continent’s business potential by noting that many of his friends were “going to your countries to get rich.” A bit later in his remarks, he spoke about how effectively African countries had responded to some recent health-care crises, such as the Ebola 35