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Don’t pay me Sallah homage, Buhari tells dignitaries

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President Muhammadu Buhari has advised dignitaries wishing to pay Sallah homage on him to shelve the idea as he would be marking the Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family at home.

The president disclosed this in a Wednesday statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

The statement read:

“President Muhammadu Buhari will observe the Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family at home, just as he did during the Eid El-Fitr a little over two months ago, in line with advisories from the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA and the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19.

“In wishing all Muslims a safe and happy Eid, the President reiterated the protocols as issued by the PTF that large gatherings, as much as possible, should be discouraged. Where small groups choose to hold the Eid together, face masks are absolutely necessary, as is social distancing. Advisedly, such prayers should hold outdoors and worshippers are encouraged to bring their own prayer mats.

“In order to stop the spread of the disease, the President will not be receiving Sallah homages by religious, community, party and government leaders and urges all citizens to observe the occasion as advised by state and local authorities.

“He once again wishes all citizens a safe and happy Eid.”

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Man, 27, drowns in Kano pond

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A statement signed by Malam Saidu Mohammed, Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, indicated that Salisu died Friday morning.

“We received a distress call from one Malam Shehu at about 8.22 a.m., that Salisu’s body was found floating in a pond.

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“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 8.29 a.m.

“The team could only rescue the corpse which was taken to Sanusi General Hospital,” the statement said, adding that the cause of the death was being investigated.

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Obaseki celebrates Daisy Danjuma at 68

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In a statement on Friday in Benin, Obaseki said Sen. Danjuma, who is a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had excelled exceedingly in numerous endeavors and continued to remain a shining inspiration for many in the state and beyond.

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“I congratulate Sen. Daisy Danjuma as she marks her 68th birthday.

“A worthy daughter and ambassador of the state, she has made an indelible impact in different spheres of life, championing developmental programs and ensuring credible representation of Edo people.

“As Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District, she served the people creditably and continues to champion the development of the people and empowerment of vulnerable groups.

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“An amazon of no mean repute, we celebrate her resolve and commitment to development and pray that God grants her more fruitful years,” he prayed.

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Naked German man chases wild boar that stole his laptop (photos)

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A German nudist was sunbathing naked at the Teufelssee in West Berlin when a wild boar picked up the yellow bag containing his laptop and the man gave chase.

The photographer who captured the drama, Adele Landauer, shared it on Facebook with the permission of the naked man.

In the photos, the naked man is seen chasing the boar and her two piglets while fellow sunbathers looked on in amusement.

“Nature strikes back,” wrote Adele Landauer, a personal coach, on Facebook. “I showed the man the photos, he laughed heartily and gave me permission to make them public.”

The man was sunbathing naked at the Teufelssee in West Berlin, a popular and perfectly legal practice in the German capital as part of what is known as FKK, or Freikörperkultur (free body culture).

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The wild boar had apparently spotted a pizza being eaten by other bathers so it seized a yellow bag containing the man’s laptop, probably believing it to contain food.

When the man noticed what was going on, he chased the animal into the undergrowth.

“Because the bag contained his laptop, he gave it his all, even though he was in his birthday suit,” explained Landauer.

The boar’s flight was slowed by a cardboard box in its path. The man clapped his hands and hit the ground with the stick, prompting the boar to drop the laptop and the man took his bag back.

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Another witness said:

“When he returned from the forest, everyone applauded him.”

Derek Ehlert, Berlin’s ombudsman for wild animals, told local media that such incidents had become increasingly common, and that foxes had also become regular visitors to Berlin’s lakeside resorts.

“We urge people not to panic in such a case,” he said. “We have so far had no injuries – the animals are quite used to humans.”

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