President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the outgoing ambassadors of Germany and Serbia, Ms. Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel and Mr. Rifat Rondic for their efforts to strengthen and enhance bilateral relations between Nigeria and their
At separate audiences with the two envoys at the Presidential Villa,
President Jonathan thanked them for doing their best to expand areas of
cooperation between Nigeria, Germany and Serbia.
The President particularly applauded their efforts to promote greater trade
and economic relations between Nigeria and their countries, as well as
cooperation between them at international fora.
At the audience with the German Ambassador, President Jonathan also
congratulated the people of Germany on their victory at the recently
concluded Football World Football Cup tournament in Brazil.
He wished both outgoing ambassadors success in their future endeavours.
Ms. Janetzke-Wenzel and Mr. Rondic served as Ambassadors to Nigeria for
over four and three years respectively.
JNI Tasks Muslims on Ramadan
Jama’atul Nasrul Islam (JNI) has urged Muslims to get prepared for the blessings of the last 10 days of Ramadan and pray more to receive the blessings.
The JNI Secretary, Alhaji Sale Danburam, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Thursday.
He said that the month of Ramadan was the most blessed month of the Islamic calendar and urged Muslims to devote more time to prayers and to seek for Allah’s mercies.
He added that it was in the last 10 days of Ramadan that Muslims yearn and hope to witness the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadir).
“And on that night, Allah said all prayers done by those who witness the night shall be answered,’’ he noted.
The secretary also advised Muslims to double their efforts by engaging recitation of the Holy Qur’an and seek for Allah’s forgiveness, as well as increase good deeds during the month.
He then urged traders not to hike the prices of essential commodities during the period and the forthcoming Sallah so as to receive more reward and blessings.
He also urged media organisations to always report issues that would bring unity and lasting peace in Nigeria and the world at large.