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.
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.
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.