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19 Jan
The Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, signed Hajj 2024 agreement with Ithraa Al Khair Company on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at the Hilton Convention Hotel, Jabal Umar, Makkah.
29 Dec
Nearly two weeks after it suspended allocation of hajj seats to 40 private tour operators that were initially screened to participate in 2024 exercise, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has lifted the ban while the initial qualification of the operators upheld.
11 Dec
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has finally approved Nigeria's request for an additional number of tour operators to convey unconventional pilgrims for the 2024 Hajj exercise. By this single diplomatic consideration, the Saudi authority has granted an upward increase to 40 tour operators against 10 earlier announced. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced…
21 Jul 2023
This year’s pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca is one of the most expensive in recent times. Yet, also one of the most disappointing for several faithful.
27 Jun 2023
This year's annual hajj pilgrimage has drawn more than 1.8 million worshippers, Saudi Arabia's statistics authority said Tuesday, a long way short of a record despite predictions of peak attendance.
27 Jun 2023
Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has performed her first hajj with her husband, Kazim Adeoti. The couple is currently in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to participate in the annual Islamic pilgrimage. Aigbe converted to Islam in 2022, following her marriage to Adeoti. The couple's decision to perform the hajj together is a significant step in their religious…
25 Jun 2023
Vast crowds of robed pilgrims made solemn circles around the Kaaba, the black cube at Mecca's Grand Mosque, on Sunday as the biggest hajj pilgrimage in years began in the heat of the Saudi summer.
2 Jun 2023
With a total of 14,875 pilgrims from Nigeria already airlifted to Saudi Arabia as at yesterday afternoon when the Flynas flight departed to Madinah with 419 Sokoto pilgrims, the outbound exercise has been smooth since the inaugural flight on May 25, 2023.
26 May 2023
It needs no emphasis to state that the hajj rites that would be accepted by the Almighty from His servants are the ones which are prosecuted with lawful means. In other words, a governor who diverts public fund into providing Hajj seats to some Muslims with the intention to maintain their political patronage would suffer double jeopardy.
19 May 2023
Brethren, let me begin by asking the opposite question: why are you not going on hajj this year? Is it because of lack of the means to do so? This indeed is a valid reason in Islam.
28 Feb 2023
As part of its plan to deepen insurance penetration and adoption in the country, Noor Takaful Insurance Limited has unveiled a savings and protection plan product for intending pilgrims for Hajj and Umrah.


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The management of Harvarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies, Abeokuta, Ogun State has debunked rumours that the death of a 200 level student - Joke, has any connection with the academic status of the school.
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The Presidency has reacted to a report on President Bola Tinubu's planned visit to Qatar, saying that the 'leaked diplomatic paper' is the handiwork of mischief makers.
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The Management of Royal Exchange Plc said it might not be able to release its audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023 within the regulatory time frame.  
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The Gombe Division of the Court of Appeal, has upheld the conviction of Alhaji Idris Yahaya, Auditor General for Local Government, Yobe State. He was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment on Monday
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The National President of Nupe National Forum, Nda Aaron, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to appoint Solomon Nda-Isaiah as a Special Adviser to the President on Entertainment and Creative Industry.
18 mins ago
The highly acclaimed theatrical piece, Awo, will take center stage at the iconic Shaw Theatre in Euston, London, this May, promising audiences a captivating two-show extravaganza.
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In commemoration of its yearly drama day, the drama club of Atlantic Hall School, Poka, Epe presented a stage drama, Hopes for the Living Dead.  Written by Ola Rotimi, it tells the story of lepers’ revolt that took place between 1928 and 1932.
18 mins ago
Some of Nigeria’s arts and culture journalists have collaborated to birth an anthology of short stories titled, Moonbeam. This ambitious project has found a home in Narrative Landscape Press (NLP) Ltd.
21 mins ago
Nigeria may be inching closer to increasing domestic refining as the Federal Government declared that the Port Harcourt Refinery is 80 per cent completed.
23 mins ago
Islamic financial organisations operate on the principles of Shariah, prohibiting interest, promoting risk-sharing, ethical investments, and social welfare.