Hajj operator laments low patronage
The economic situation in the country has been identified as the major cause of low patronage of Nigerians in the 2018 Hajj exercise.
Lagos lifted 1,273 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for 2018
Out of the 2,100 intending pilgrims from Lagos State, going for the spiritual exercise in Saudi Arabia for this year hajj. 1,273 have been airlifted.
10, 687 Nigerian Muslim faithful begin 2018 Hajj
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has disclosed that 10,687 Muslim faithful are currently in Saudi Arabia performing this year’s Hajj.
Hajj 2018: 17,000 pilgrims register for biometric data system
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says no fewer than 17,000 intending pilgrims for this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia had been registered in its biometric data capturing system as at July 19. It said in a statement by Fatima Usara, Head, Public Affairs, NAHCON, that over 5,000 visas had also been issued within…
That 2018 hajj fares are lesser than last year’s
Although there were speculations that the 2018 Hajj fares may be higher than that of 2017, it is a great achievement for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to bring the fares down. Some quarters had claimed that the fares may be N2million, apparently owing to the fact that the fares had been on…
That 2018 hajj fares are less than 2017 hajj
Although there were speculations that the 2018 Hajj fares may be higher than that of 2017, it is a great achievement for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to bring...
Katsina intending pilgrims pay N1.5 million for hajj
Pilgrims planning to visit Saudi Arabia for this year’s hajj exercise from Katsina State are to pay a fare of N1,463,410 each.
Travel operators in NAPTIP net over human trafficking offence
Two travel and tour agencies operators have been arrested by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for alleged involvement in the trafficking of 96 Nigerians to Saudi Arabia.
Kano announces fare for 2018 hajj operations
Kano State Pilgrims Board has announced final fee for the 2018 hajj operations.Besides, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has allocated 5,500 slots for Kano State for the 2018 operations. The current allocation was a reduction of about 6,500 seats bequeathed the state in 2017.