The despair of Lagos international airport
Going… going… gone… is the catchphrase that hits your ears when a product is ready to be auctioned. That is the state in which the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) is headed. God forbid! Although, it is not like the MMIA is anywhere ready to be put up for auction but it is categorically appalling…
NAHCON cautions officials against diverting pilgrims’ funds
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), yesterday, warned state pilgrims welfare boards to refrain from diverting pilgrims’ funds to cater for government-sponsored pilgrims. The commission also denied leaving behind any state pilgrims that paid for 2018 hajj exercise in Nigeria. The Guardian gathered that some pilgrims, particularly those from tour agencies, might not be…
Hajj Mabrur 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. The Managing Director of Hajj Mabrur Ventures Limited, Alhaji Abdul Hameed Solate, who reveled this in an exclusive interview with The Guardian noted that the issue of foreign exchange was well taking…
Hajj commission warns pilgrims against illegal tour agencies
Natinal Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) yesterday warned intending pilgrims to patronise only licensed tour operators.
NAHCON chairman bags award for efficient Hajj operations
The Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON Barr. Abdullahi Mulhtar Muhammad has been honoured with award for his giant strides in making Hajj easy and stress-free for the pilgrims.
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.
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.
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…
Nigerians begin journey to Holy Land tomorrow
Nigerian inaugural flight for 2018 Hajj exercise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday 21 July) with pilgrims from Kogi State.
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…