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The new moon heralding the Islamic month of Ramadan has been sighted in Nigeria

Secretary-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Ishaq Oloyede, said that the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, who heads the council, will formally make the announcement later tonight.

The sighting of the moon indicates the commencement of Ramadan for Muslims across the world.

Muslims are expected to fast from sunrise to sunset by abstaining from food and drinks, as well as forbidden acts during the period of Ramadan.

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