Buhari’s Son, Yusuf, Receives Traditional Title In Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari with his son Yusuf and Musa Daura.


Yusuf Buhari, son of President Muhammadu Buhari has been turbaned the Talban Daura.

The turbaning ceremony was held on Tuesday in Daura hometown of President Buhari.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu announced this in a post on his official Facebook page.

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Yusuf Buhari was turbaned alongside his nephew, Musa Daura, who is now the Dan Madamin Daura.

The Talban Daura is a top traditional position in Daura Emirate of Katsina State.

See below the post by Garba Shehu on Facebook:

President Buhari is in his hometown, Daura in celebration of Eid-El-Kabir. The President alongside other dignitaries earlier observed prayers at the Kofar Arewa Eid Prayer Ground.

The prayer was led by Imam Safiyanu Yusuf Dansanwai.

Also in attendance were the Emir of Daura, Umar Farouq Umar other traditional and religious leaders including the ward, village and district heads as well as members of the business and political communities in Daura.

See photos from the event below…

Eid-El-Kabir: Buyers Desert Katsina Ram Markets Due To Price Increase

Rams on display at ram market in Katsina


Few hours before the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, most ram markets in Katsina State are deserted due to the exorbitant prices of livestock.

Eid-ul-Adha also referred to as the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated worldwide by Muslims and is marked with the slaughtering of rams, cows, and sheep. In Muslim parlance, the festival is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar because it is an occasion to celebrate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, in submission to Allah’s command.

Channels Television spoke with ram sellers and buyers in Katsina and many of them lamented over the price increase. Sellers said business is at low ebb compared to last year’s celebration.

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At Yarkutungu ram market, 65-year-old Aliyu Matazu appealed to Government to ease the agony of Muslims during the Sallah celebration through payment of salary advance.

“In Katsina, most people depend on Government for a living. I initially wanted to buy two rams but I cannot afford it. I have to go a little bit lower. I cannot afford to buy the one I intended to buy. Although it’s late now, it’s not out of place to appeal to Government to intervene next year,” Matazu said.

Ram sellers at Yanturaku livestock market in the state capital also decried low patronage and low turnout of customers throughout the week.

One of the sellers, Mas’udu Gafai said he sold barely two rams in a day. According to him, the rise in the price is not only limited to rams but other food items.

“Last year, a ram that we sell for N200,000 or below but now sells for over N230,000,” Gafai said.

The high price is against the backdrop of the current inflation, which has affected the prices of commodities.

Some buyers attribute the increase in price to seasonal price fluctuation and insecurity situation in the country.

The state government has however advised that the Sallah celebration should be done with consciousness and in conformity with COVID-19 regulations.

Social distancing, regular washing of hands, using facemasks, and minimizing movement should also be maintained by all to reduce the risk of contracting the killer virus.

Also, Daura Emirate Councils have announced the cancellation of the 2021 Eid-El Kabir Durbar Festival to contain the spread of the virus.

Insecurity: Daura Emirate Cancels Sallah Durbar Celebration

The Durbar celebration is a centuries-old procession of traditional leaders who ride lavishly decorated horses to greet the emir.


The Daura Emirate in Katsina State has canceled Durbar celebrations for the upcoming Eid-El-Fitr over the lingering security challenges in some parts of the state.

This was announced in a statement dated May 6 and signed by Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmumini Salihu on behalf of the secretary of the council.

The statement further said that special prayers will be offered for sustainable peace in the state immediately after the Eid prayers on Sallah day.

“The focus will be on performing special prayers on the Sallah day as soon as the Eid prayers are performed.

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“You are by this notice to inform all the Imams to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari (Bayajida II) and other leaders for protection from all evils of the enemies of progress of this country, its stability, and its corporate existence,” the statement read in part.

It added that the Emir had instructed the District Heads to conduct the Eid prayers with the people in their domain and offer special prayers for lasting peace in the country immediately after the Eid prayer.

This year’s Eid-El-Fitr Sallah is expected to be observed either on Wednesday or Thursday as faithful across the country have so far observed 27 days fasting.