Hajj 2019: Kano to airlift first batch 10 July
The first batch of Kano pilgrims intending to perform 2019 Hajj are scheduled to depart Nigeria for Saudi Arabia Wednesday 10th July 2019. Executive secretary, Kano state Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Mohammad Abba Danbatta revealed this Monday while briefing journalists on level of preparation for this year's exercise. Abba explained that the National Hajj Commission…
2019 Hajj: Jigawa to close sale of seat on June 18
The Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board (JSPWB) says it would close the sale of seats for the 2019 Hajj exercise on Tuesday, June 18.
Lecture for pilgrims on hajj procedures holds on Sunday
The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has scheduled an inaugural lecture for 2019 Hajj intending pilgrims at the Old Secretariat Central Mosque GRA, Ikeja, on Sunday 14th April 2019. The Board Secretary, Ishola Rahman said the intending pilgrims across the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas of the state have been…
Lagos urges intending pilgrims to complete payment of hajj fare
The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has urged intending pilgrims to complete their hajj fare on or before April 15th 2019 to enable the board make necessary arrangement to facilitate participation in the upcoming Hajj exercise. The Board Secretary, Mr. Ishola Rahman said the appeal became necessary to aid the smooth operation of this…
Lagos begins medical test for intending Hajj 2019 pilgrims
In preparation for the 2019 Hajj exercise, Lagos State has commenced the first phase of medical test for intending pilgrims.
Hajj Commission advocates facilities upgrade at airports
National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) has called on authorities to upgrade facilities across the international airports in the country.
The madman of Ado Ekiti
He was more famous in Akure, that madman of Ado Ekiti. How else did we hear so many of his exploits on the streets of Akure than they did in his home town of Ado? And how come he was considered a madman in Akure but respected as the pride of sanity in Ado Ekiti?…
‘Why Nigeria recorded less casualties in Mecca'
Chairman of Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Dambo, has explained why the rate of fatalities dropped significantly in this year’s hajj. Nigeria lost no fewer than 54 pilgrims in a stampede in September 2015 while observing the hajj. The tragedy was the deadliest to hit the hajj in 25 years, as about 770 pilgrims…
‘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.
Pregnant pilgrims suffer miscarriages as Nigeria records more death in Saudi
An unspecified number of Nigeria pilgrims who were on this year's Hajj with months of pregnancy have lost their pregnancies. The pregnant pilgrims, who might have fraudulently escaped the compulsory pregnancy test meant for all female intending pilgrims from their respective states, were not lucky enough to survive the rigorous routine, coupled with harsh weather…