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Sallah Holidays: See How Nigerians are Scrambling to Enter Free Train as It Departs Lagos for Osun (Photos)

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Many Sallah travelers have departed the Iddo train terminal aboard the free Train ride provided by Osun State government, and they were captured on camera. 

Sallah travellers for the Islamic holidays were captured on camera scrambling to enter the train at the Iddo train terminal in Lagos aboard the free Train ride provided by Osun state government yesterday, August 30, 2017. 

See more photos below as captured by Benedict Uwalaka;

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Virtues of the Day of Eid Al-Adha

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Praise be to Allaah.  

When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to Madeenah, he found that they had two days on which they used to play. He said, “Allaah has given you two days better than these, the day of al-Fitr and the day of al-Adha.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1134; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 2021. 

Allaah has given this ummah two days for playing and leisure, two days for remembering Allaah and thanking Him, and asking Him for forgiveness. 

In this world the believers have three festivals or Eids:  

One Eid which is repeated each week, and two Eids which come once a year. 

The Eid which is repeated every week is Friday (Jumu’ah). 

The Eids which are not repeated, which come only once each year, are: 

1 – Eid al-Fitr, the breaking of the Ramadaan fast. This comes upon the completion of the month of Ramadaan, which is the third pillar of Islam. When the Muslims have finished fasting the month that is enjoined upon them, Allaah has prescribed that they should follow the completion of their fast with a festival on which they gather to thank Allaah, remember Him and glorify Him for His guidance. On that Eid it is prescribed for them to pray and give charity. 

2 – The second Eid is Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which is the tenth day of the month of Dhu’l-Hijjah. This is the greater and better of the two feasts, which comes after the completion of the Hajj, for when the Muslims complete their Hajj they are forgiven. 

Rather Hajj is completed on the Day of ‘Arafah [the 9th of Dhu’l-Hijjah] with the standing in ‘Arafah, which is the major pillar of Hajj, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Hajj is ‘Arafah.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (889) and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel (1064). 

The day of ‘Arafah is the day of ransom from the Fire, when Allaah ransoms from Hellfire those who stood at ‘Arafah and Muslims who did not stand at ‘Arafah. Hence the day that follows it is a festival for all Muslims in all regions, those who attended Hajj and those who did not. 

It is prescribed for all of them to draw closer to Allaah by means of the ritual of shedding the sacrificial blood. 

The virtues of this day may be summed up as follows: 

1-     It is the best of days before Allaah. 

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Zaad al-Ma’aad (1/54): The best of days before Allaah is the Day of Sacrifice, which is the greatest day of Hajj as it says in Sunan Abi Dawood (1765), where it is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The greatest of days before Allaah is the Day of Sacrifice.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. 

2-     It is the greatest day of Hajj. 

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stood between the Jamaraat on the Day of Sacrifice during his Hajj and said, “This is the greatest day of Hajj.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1742. 

That is because the greatest actions of Hajj take place on this day, when the pilgrims do the following: 

(i)                Stoning Jamrat al-‘Aqabah

(ii)              Offering the sacrifice

(iii)            Shaving the head or cutting the hair

(iv)            Tawaaf (circumambulation of the Ka’bah)

(v)              Saa’i (running between al-Safa and al-Marwah) 

3-     It is the Eid day of the Muslims 

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The day of ‘Arafah, the day of Sacrifice, and the days of al-Tashreeq are our festival, us Muslims, and they are days of eating and drinking.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 773; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi. 

And Allaah knows best.

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Read President Buhari’s Sallah Message To Nigerians

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerians especially Muslim faithful as they celebrate Eid-El-Kabir. 

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Muslim faithful in Nigeria as they celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir in some days to come. Buhari urged all Muslims to rise against the odds, keep our prejudices aside and strengthen the bonds of friendship and unity to keep our country together.

 

Here is Buhari’s Sallah message.

 

Fellow Compatriots,

 

I felicitate with you all, particularly the Muslim faithful, on the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir. Congratulate our Muslim brothers and sisters who are currently in Saudi Arabia to participate in the rites of the Hajj.

 

From the outset, I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians who prayed for my recovery and have continued to extend their goodwill and support after my return to the country.

 

Indeed your fervent and sincere prayers, which cut across religion, political and ethnic divides, has energised me to re-dedicate myself and this administration to the task of building a great Nigeria.

 

On the joyous occasion of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir celebration, I appeal to all Nigerians to rise against the odds, keep our prejudices aside and strengthen the bonds of friendship and unity to keep our country together.

 

For Muslims all over the world, this celebration is to commemorate the trials and triumph of Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim.

 

As we celebrate, I sincerely believe that our nation can make rapid progress on all fronts if we re-enact the exemplary virtues, typified by Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim, through his sacrifice, patience, steadfastness, generosity and obedience to Allah’s command and constituted authority.

 

We must learn to see ourselves as brothers and sisters from the same heritage, who must come to terms with the African proverb that ‘‘a family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break.’’

 

Once again, I assure you that this administration, which has made the security, economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians its priority, will not rest on its oars until we see the Nigeria of our dream.

 

I wish everyone happy Sallah celebrations.

 

MUHAMMADU BUHARI

August 31, 2017

Music News

Lil3 Pens Management Deal With MOB Crew Entertainment

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Lil3 Pens Management Deal With MOB Crew Entertainment. 

Lil3 has officially penned down a management deal with MOB CREW ENTERTAINMENT, the management which is lead by Prolific Blogger and Promoter Prince Mmanuel Richards.

By a statement dropped by Prince  he said the Management hopes to work tirelessly to make sure the artists have the best in their Endeavors.

What You Need To Know About Lil3;

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Lil 3 are identical brothers namely

Kingsley born (1993 August 20th) (Age 24), Paul Born (1994 November 28th) (Age 23) and Benjamin Bassey (1997 July 7th) (Age 20) From Akwa Ibom State Nigeria.

They are Recording artist, singer, song-

writer, performer, Instruments vocals, rapper  dancer and producer.

They Identical brothers are currently schooling in university of Abuja’ studying Accounting, Economics And Chemistry..

Lil 3 has quickly becomes one of today incoming most sought and trending artistes after featuring Duncan Mighty in their previous Single “Calabar Mallam”

They are now out with a fresh banging single “Eboro Amen” which the video has already been shoot somewhere in Lagos, Directed by prolific director “stans visuals
You can follow them on instagram and twitter:

@teamlil3

@kmanlil3

@pmanlil3

@sazzylil4

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“DAVIDO BEGGED ME, BEFORE I FEATURED HIM IN ‘LIVING THINGS’ REMIX”- 9ICE REVEALS

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Nigerian musician 9ice in his recent interview with tooxclusiveTv claimed that davido begged for him to feature in his hit song “Living Things” remix.

He said;“I was in U.s then and one guy from davido team told me that davido will be happy to be in the remix of mysong which is “Living Things” Remix. 
Then i said ok and he recorded it.I don’t really love doing remix of my songs, I’m not a fan of remix. 
If you do remix of a song, that means you are not sure of what you sing in the original song.”

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AMBER ROSE REPLACES HER TATTOO OF WIZ KHALIFA’S FACE WITH ANOTHER MAN’S

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Amber Rose cannot exactly wash that man right out of her hair, but she can tattoo him right off her arm. The mother of one has officially moved from ex Wiz Khalifa, with Rose opting to cover up a tattoo of the rapper’s face.

Where Khalifa’s ink portrait once featured on the 33-year-old’s arm is now a tattoo of what appears to be rocker Slash.

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Rose showed off her fresh ink on Friday as she stopped by the Sugar Factory American Brassiere at in Miami Beach, Florida.

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SAD! ACTRESS EUCHARIA ANUNOBI LOSES HER ONLY CHILD, RAYMOND EKWU

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Nollywood veteran actress and Evangelist, Eucharia Anunobi has lost her only child, Raymond Ekwu.

Raymond, who has been battling with Sickle Cell Anemia from birth died early yesterday morning from complications associated with the disorder.

Raymond was born in 2002 by Eucharia and her former husband, Charles Egwu after their marriage in year 2000 and in 2007. Charles according to what Eucharia Anunobi told the press then, abandoned home, leaving her with their only child, while she was outside Lagos shooting.

Raymond recently turned 15.

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“WE DIDN’T BAN OLAMIDE’S “WO” SONG”- NBC DENIES RUMORS

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has refuted widespread media reports that it has banned five Nigerian songs having tagged them as “Not to be Broadcasted.”

Recall that on Tuesday, the Commission released a list, saying it has banned the five songs from being aired across the Nigerian airwaves.

The songs, reportedly banned by NBC are Olamide‘s “Wo” and “Wavy Level“; Davido‘s “Fall” and “If (Remix)“; and 9ice’s “Living Things.”

In a sit down chat with SIGNAL on Tuesday, Mrs. Maimuna Jimada, the NBC’s Head of Public Affairs said she was not aware of any such list emanating from the NBC.

“First of all, the NBC does not ban songs. We only insist that broadcasters exercise a sense of responsibility in the kind of content they allow to go on air. So even if the NBC has placed such a restriction on any of these songs, it does not constitute a ban.

They can still be played at nightclubs, streamed on the Internet, played at home and on people’s mobile devices. But I am not aware of the NBC releasing any list banning or putting a restriction on any of those five songs. It is also possible that one of our regional offices advised stations under their jurisdiction about these songs and it is now being misinterpreted as a ban.

Mrs. Jimada said

“If you look at the report, you would know there was something fishy about it because the NBC is the National Broadcasting Commission and not a “Corporation” as being reported by the media outlets disseminating the news.”

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KISS DANIEL SHOWS OFF HIS MULTI-MILLION NAIRA HOUSE IN LAGOS (PHOTOS)

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Kiss Daniel has consolidated a successful 2017 year with a magnificient mansion erected in Lagos State to lay his head after a stressful time in the music studios.

Kiss Daniel
G-Worldwide record label act, kiss Daniel has showed off his new mansion in a new post on Instagram.
He shared a video showing some parts of the mansion with his boss Emperor Geezy and his younger brother. The cost of the beautiful house is currently unknown but rumours have it that it has cost him some millions.

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He was born Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel from Ogun State and he isreportedly 23 years old, although some controversies surround his age. His major breakthrough was from his viral ‘Woju’ hit track which announced him to the world.

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SULTAN DECLARES SEPT. 1, AS SALLAH DAY

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The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sept. 1, 2017, as Eid-el-Kabir day.
This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council.

The statement, made available to theNews Agency of Nigeriain Sokoto on Wednesday, indicated that the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday.

“The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017,’’ it said.
The statement said that following the development, Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday, Sept. 1, as Sallah day.

It added that the Sultan felicitates with all Muslims and wished them Allah’s guidance, blessings, and protection.

The statement also quoted Abubakar as urging Muslims to continue to live in peace and engage in continuous prayers for the development and progress of the country and the world at large.

NAN