- Buhari Declares Monday and Tuesday Public Holidays
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared Monday and Tuesday public holidays to mark the Eid-al Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement released through the ministry director of press, Mohammed Manga.
Aregbesola urged all Muslims to adhere to all safety precautions and guidelines as they celebrate.
“Aregbesola who called on them to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), also expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
“As part of his admonition to Muslims on the celebration of Eidul-Fitr and his emphasis on individual responsibility for adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, the Minister reminded them to always obey constituted authorities as stated in the Glorious Qu’ran 4:59 where Allah says:
“O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination”, the statement added.
2021 UTME: JAMB Extends Registration Deadline, Shifts Examination Date
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced a new date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, announced that the examination would now hold from June 19 to July 3. He also said the 2021 Mock earlier scheduled for May 20 would now hold on June 3.
He said the deadline for registration has been extended by two weeks. the registration exercise will now end on May 29, 2021.
He made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday after a two-day meeting with stakeholders in Abuja. Oloyede explained that there were challenges during the registration necessitating the extension and postponement.
“Field reports showed a huge improvement in the processes. As of today, 1,134,424 candidates have so far registered.
“Stakeholders undertook on the spot assessment of the CBT centers and discovered lapses which warranted the extension.
“The challenges among others include candidates non-compliance with registration requirements, using wrong format to generate profile code and using multiple phone numbers, among others,” he said.
1XBET Unveils Davido as Brand Ambassador
One of the country’s leading betting companies, 1XBET, has unveiled Nigerian hip-hop megastar David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, as its brand ambassador.
With the ambassadorial deal, Davido would be the face of 1XBET in upcoming marketing campaigns and customer engagement platforms.
At the unveiling in Lagos, Chairman 1XBET Nigeria Limited, Femi Babalola, explained that Davido’s persona aligned with the brand’s vision to maintain its status as a renowned betting company in the world, as well as providing the best online, shop and mobile betting experience in Nigeria.
He said: “We are pleased to announce one of Nigeria’s top music superstars as our brand ambassador. Davido’s vibrant persona and worldwide appeal is something we love and this represents another positive step in the right direction for the brand.”
Davido, in his remark, said he was delighted to be part of the vision of one of the best international sports betting companies in the world.
“I am super excited to be part of 1XBET vision. I’m a massive fan of soccer. So this partnership brings me closer to the things I have passion for. I am particularly excited to be a part of this new journey and I am looking forward to working with 1XBET,” he said.
1XBET is a unique betting platform that offers punters a huge welcome bonus, great bet odds and fast payment on winnings.
The platform also provides sports lovers and bettors exciting gaming experiences on pre-match, in-play and virtual games across sporting events such as basketball, football, volleyball, Tennis, Hockey and others.
CAN Rejoices With Muslims at Sallah
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has felicitated with the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and all Muslims in the country as they celebrate this year’s Ramadan.
In a congratulatory message issued on Thursday by the General Secretary, Daramola Bade Joseph, CAN prayed that the aftermath of this year’s Ramadan will usher in peace and unity into the country.
“We are not unaware that your fasting was in obedience to the divine directive: ‘O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous’ — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183. May God answer all your godly prayers offered throughout the month.
“We appeal to the leadership of NSCIA to continue to advise and caution the extremists who are not well-grounded in the faith and whose wicked and ungodly actions are giving bad names to Islam. It is trite to know that no godly person will engage in the promotion of violence, kidnapping, banditry and terrorism or identify with the perpetrators,” it said.
CAN said it recognises and appreciates the ‘efforts’ that are being made by the police and other security agencies towards ensuring peaceful celebrations.
It said that it will not relent in promoting religious tolerance, peace and unity in our country in collaboration with NSCIA genuinely.
“We remain partners in peacemaking. Let us continue working together for peace, unity and progress of the country.
“May God put His fears into the hearts of our leaders to promptly do what is right, justly and godly. We also pray that those who have compromised and are compromising the security in the country will have a change of mind and those who refused to change will be exposed and sanctioned by the Almighty God Himself,” CAN said.
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