Pakistan invites Saudi to invest in China economic corridor
Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to invest in the Beijing-funded, multi-billion dollar infrastructure corridor being constructed in Pakistan, its information minister said Thursday, as concerns grow over the country's debt levels. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an ambitious plan to build energy and transport links connecting the western Chinese region of Xinjiang with the…
Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island
A Saudi official hinted Friday the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighbouring Qatari peninsula into an island...
88 Nigerians languish in Saudi Arabian prisons over drug offences
No fewer than 88 Nigerians are languishing in Saudi Arabian prisons for alleged drugs and psychotropic-related offences. In a document released by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Makkah Province Branch, dated June 28, 2018, and obtained by The Guardian, showed that the inmates, including females, are being detained in four prisons under Makkah…
‘Why we prefer to stay back in Saudi Arabia
Despite Saudi Arabia’s stringent laws against immigrant residency, some Nigerians who initially travelled to the oil-rich kingdom on religious pilgrimage have vowed to rather bear all known discomfort than return home.
FG partners Saudi Arabia, WHO to lessen crowd-induced diseases at hajj
Federal Ministry of Health has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia on scientific research to mitigate crowd-induced illnesses during the hajj exercise.
Hajj commission warns pilgrims against illegal tour agencies
Natinal Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) yesterday warned intending pilgrims to patronise only licensed tour operators.
Nigerian female pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia
A female pilgrim from Nigeria, Aishatu Shuiab Balarabe from Ungogo local government area of Kano, has been confirmed dead in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The deceased, who was part of the 2018 Hajj contingent passed on at the King Abdulazeez Hospital, Makka in the late hours of Tuesday after she was referred from NAHCON…
Nigeria loses female pilgrim in Saudi Arabia
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed the death of a female Nigerian pilgrim in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
14,160 pilgrims airlifted to Saudi Arabia for 2018 hajj
No fewer than 14,160 Nigerian pilgrims have so far been airlifted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2018, Muslims pilgrimage. A total of 55,000 pilgrims are expected from Nigeria to join over one million pilgrims globally for this year’s Islamic ritual at Mecca and Medina. Besides, the Kano State Pilgrims Board will today…