Fake pilgrims’ coordinator bags 28 years for N12m scam in Bayelsa
Justice J.E. Iyang of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has convicted and sentenced one Muhammad Halim Ogbobio, self-styled coordinator of Bayelsa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board
Pilgrims ex-boss canvasses coordinated approach to COVID-19
Former Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Reverend Tor Uja, has canvassed a more coordinated approach in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAHCON reviews 2019 hajj, Umrah operations
In an effort to improve hajj operation in the coming year, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) has revieved 2019 hajj operation.
Lagos begins refund of excess payment to pilgrims
The Lagos State Government has commenced payment of N100,000.00 to all the pilgrims that performed this year’s Holy pilgrimage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It would be recalled that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in July, mandated all the States to review downward their hajj fare and refund the excesses to all…
600 returning Niger Hajj Pilgrims escape death
About 600 Niger State pilgrims returning home from this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia escaped death, yesterday, at the Minna International Airport, when the plane that was conveying them back home crash-landed.
Airlift of pilgrims causes row as NAHCON bars airline, reviews quota
This year’s airlifting of hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia with local airlines has caused disagreements as some of the airlines have accused the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) of sharp practices.
NAHCON absolves self from failure to airlift 487 stranded hajj pilgrims
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has debunked the allegation that the body was responsible for the 487 intending Nigerian pilgrims left stranded in Kano, Nigeria.
65,000 Nigerian pilgrims prepare for Arafat
No fewer than 65,000 Nigerians who are participating in this year’s Hajj are currently bracing up for the all-important Arafat exercise holding tomorrow. The government of Saudi Arabia had earlier declared Saturday, August 10th as Arafat Day, the height of Hajj rites when pilgrims all over the world will converge on the plain of Arafat for supplications.