Thursday 2 November 2023

We have every right to invite our Muslim - Sultan replies those criticizing him for inviting Islamic cleric declared wanted for alleged terrorism


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has defended the invitation of Dr Zakir Naik, an Islamic cleric who has been declared wanted for alleged terrorism, to the 10th Sheikh Usman bin Fordiyo week. 


Responding to his critics at the event on Thursday, November 2, the Sultan stated that Muslims have the right to invite their fellow brothers for interaction.

He also said that the Islamic scholar was able to educate Muslims and non-Muslims on what Islam is all about. 


He said;


“Islam is one every where you go. As a Muslim, we have the right to invite fellow Muslim to interact with us. I met Dr Zakir Naik over 11 years ago.


“Sokoto is happy to receive you. We are Muslims and we are proud to be one. We are working for Islam not for everybody.


“We are Muslim by Allah divine will and nobody will change that. We thank Almighty Allah for making us Muslims”

Osimhen still in Nigeria-Napoli laments

  Italian champions, Napoli is reportedly not happy Victor Osimhen is yet to return to Italy as they expect him to start the intensive phase of his recovery work next week.

The 24-year-old striker has been sidelined since October 13 after suffering a hamstring muscle injury in Nigeria’s 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia in a friendly.

The superstar has missed the club’s last three consecutive games due to his injury.

Osimhen has remained in Nigeria since suffering the injury, leaving Napoli waiting for his return, with his contract negotiations still on the table.

Page 12 of Wednesday’s Gazzetta dello Sport details how Osimhen still hasn’t returned to Italy yet and Napoli wanting him to enter the intensive phase of his recovery work next week, allowing them to start planning for his return.

Friday 31 July 2020