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Eid-El-Fitr: Imam tasks Muslims on charity, love, humility, sacrifice

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The Chief Imam of Minna Central Mosque, Sheikh Ibrahim Fari on Sunday, urged Muslims in the state to make the lessons of the concluded Ramadan fasting part of their daily lives.

Fari said this during the two rakaat Eid prayers held at Minna Central Mosque.

“You have to always put into practice the lessons learned during the thirty days Ramadan fast in your daily lives, which include charity, love, humility, and sacrifice for maximum results,” he said.

The Imam also stressed the need for the faithful to always adhere to government advice on precautionary measures against Coronavirus to curtail the spread of the disease.

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Also, Alhaji Nma Kolo, Special Adviser to Gov. Abubakar Bello on political matters, told newsmen that the government was doing everything possible to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Kolo reminded residents of the state that the ban on horse riding, traveling, and gatherings were still in force.

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He said that the measure was to save lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state has 26 COVID-19 cases.

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Lady posts fiance’s photos online, asks ladies to come forward if he’s cheating

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A Ugandan lady recently took to her Facebook page to show off her betrothed and also added that whoever has a claim to him should speak now or forever hold their peace.

According to the lady, the man in question is a Ugandan named Jonathan Katamba. She added that he is the last born of four children and he has shown his interest to marry her.

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Sharing the photo of her man, she wrote:

Hey people, his name is Jonathan Katamba, the last born of four, the most amazingly faithful surveyor, property seller and manager I know in Uganda. He says he wants to marry me. If anyone objects to this, speak now,” she posted.

“If he is engaged to you too, please speak now. If he has a child with you … etc, etc, speak now. When he marries me, please hold your peace,” she said.

Good thing is that most of the comments read “no objection and congratulations,” we can safely say a wedding is on the cards.

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The couple had a traditional introduction ceremony on June 21 and now they are awaiting their big day.

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Photos of US village housing Americans practising Yoruba culture

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Africans in South Carolina have found a means to preserve one of Nigeria’s oldest and most popular culture, that of the Yoruba.

This is Oyotunji village in South Carolina.

The community was founded by a black American named Walter Eugene King who was born on October 5, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Eugene went to the Cass Technical High School and got fascinated by the African culture.

He also got exposed to the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe at the age of 20 which increased his love for the African culture, particularly that of the Yorubas.

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On August 26, 1959, Eugene became the first African born in America to become fully initiated into the Orisa-Vodun African priesthood by African Cubans in Matanzas, Cuba. This marked the beginning of the spread of Yoruba religion and culture among African Americans.

With a few followers, and after the dissolution of the Order of Damballah Hwedo, Eugene founded the Sango Temple in New York and incorporated the African Theological Arch Ministry in 1960.

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The Sango Temple was relocated and renamed the Yoruba Temple the same year.

In the fall of 1970, Eugene founded the Yoruba Village of Oyotunji in Beaufort County South Carolina and began the careful reorganization of the Orisa-Vodu Priesthood along traditional Nigerian lines. He was initiated to the Ifa priesthood by the Oluwa of Ijeun at Abeokuta, Nigeria, in August of 1972.

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He was named king of Oyotunji community in 1972 with the designation, His Royal Highness Oba (King) Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi I, born Baba Adefunmi.

He later died and his son, Adefunmi Adejuyigbe took over as king.

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UPDATE: Hushpuppi denied bail, to remain in prison

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Suspected Nigerian fraudster and Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi has been denied bail in the United States where he was extradited to on charges of cyber fraud.

Ramon Abbas bail application failed in spite of his lawyer, Gal Pissetzky insisting that his job as an Instagram celebrity paid for the $10,000 monthly rent on his luxury Dubai flat.

His lawyer, Gal Pissetzky, had applied for bail and requested that he is given an ankle monitor while he lives with the uncle of a woman he has a baby with, but US prosecutors opposed the bail application.

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US prosecutors said that he poses a flight risk and could commit a crime with just a smartphone and an internet connection.

On reaction, Pissetzky stated that Hushpuppi has much to lose if he flees after bail, he told a judge in Chicago by videolink;

“He is loved and respected. He is a celebrity.

“I don’t see the reason why he would want to ruin his credibility in the world and his status rather than stay here and face this allegation.

“Anywhere he goes, people will know. Having grown up very poor in Nigeria, Mr Abbas is now paid to pose with high-priced items such as Louis Vuitton bags that people would buy after seeing his posts on Instagram.

“He is an influencer. That’s a job today, as much as it is hard to imagine. That’s a full-time job.”

Judge Jeffrey Gilbert who watched the proceedings from a prison video link, denied Hushpuppi bail on grounds of him being a flight risk. Gilbert ordered that the suspected Nigerian fraudster be remanded in custody until he is taken to a court in California.

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