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Breaking: Sultan of Sokoto declares Friday June 15 as Sallah day

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar, has declared Friday, June 15, as Sallah day following the sighting of the new moon for the Islamic month of Shawwal.

The Sultan's announcement is sequel to a tweet by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Thursday, June 14, about the impending official announcement on the new moon sighting.

“There have been positive sightings of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria. His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, will make an official announcement shortly. Eid Mubarak,” the council headed by the Sultan of Sokoto said.

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