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Buhari Thanks Saudi Arabia For Hajj Support

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja assured ambassadors in Nigeria of continued support and ease of access to ensure improved relations and shared benefits for both countries while commending Saudi Arabia for creating a more enabling environment for pilgrims who

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Sanusi: Sponsoring Pilgrims With Government’s Funds Is Criminal

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said that it is criminal to sponsor people to Hajj and other pilgrimages with government’s funds. He made the assertion at the two-day Northern Nigeria Traditional Leaders Conference on Out-Of-School Children, which ended yesterday

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Pray for liberation of Nigeria, NCPC tells pilgrims in Jerusalem

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) on Sunday urged Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem, Israel, to spiritually fight for the liberation of Nigeria. Rev. Tor Ujah, the NCPC’s Executive Secretary, made the call in St. Peter, Gallicantu Church, Jerusalem. “Freedom is supposed to

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12,680 pilgrims return to Nigeria, says NAHCON

A total of 1,2680 pilgrims to this year’s hajj have so far been transported back to Nigeria five days since the commencement of the exercise, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON ) has announced. The commission says the pilgrims were

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Nigeria protests seizure of pilgrims’ wristband

• 18 Die In Mecca • Kano Loses Two Pilgrims In Hajj Nigeria is to protest the seizure of electronic wristbands meant for use of citizens, in the just concluded 2016 pilgrimage to the Holy land, by the authorities of

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Kaduna Pilgrims to enjoy telecom services

The Secretary to Kaduna State Government, Alhaji Lawal Balarabe Abbas has directed the Overseer of the  Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, Imam Hussain Tsoho, to liaise with the landlords of all the Houses where pilgrims are lodged in Makka , so as

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Hajj 2016: Keen to avoid 2015 disaster, Saudi, Nigeria adopt new measures for pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj have adopted new measures to simplify the annual ritual and secure pilgrims. Over 2000 pilgrims died last year following a stampede on their way the Jamarat

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Weakening Naira forces Nigerian pilgrims to cut down on spending

Many Nigerian pilgrims currently in Saudi Arabia for this year’s pilgrimage say they have cut down on their spending following the fall in the value of the Naira. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that a number of the

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Sokoto government subsidises accommodation for pilgrims in Mecca

The Sokoto State Government said on Thursday that it provided N200 million to subsidise pilgrims accommodation in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Director-General of the State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, said this in an interview with the News Agency

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Syria: Bombings rock Damascus suburb Sayyida Zeinab

At least 12 people have been killed in suicide bomb attacks on a suburb of Damascus which is home to Syria’s holiest Shia shrine, state media say. Islamic State group said three militants – two carrying explosives belts and one

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