Friday, 8th December 2023


26 Jun
As rites of the 2023 Hajj begin tomorrow, over two million Muslims participating in the exercise have been urged to abide by the rules to ensure a hitch-free pilgrimage. A total of 95,000 Muslims from Nigeria are among pilgrims who will converge on the plain of Arafat tomorrow.
18 Jun
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has reiterated its commitment to transport all pilgrims that registered for the 2023 Hajj within the season’s time frame.
2 Jun
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.
28 May
Pilgrims are those who are on a journey to heaven. Pilgrims are not distracted, but focus to the heavenly vision. Heaven is for committed pilgrims who hold the things of this world with a loose hand, knowing that their final destination transcends this earth.
26 May
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.
7 Apr
No fewer than 200 intending Pilgrims from Lagos State will depart Nigeria for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform the 2023/1444 A. H. Umrah (lesser hajj) exercise.
23 Dec 2022
The State government, through its Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, has formally fulfilled its promise to refund the money of 564 intending pilgrims that applied for refund of Hajj fare paid between 2019 and 2022 after their inability to perform the last spiritual exercise. The refund exercise, which held on Tuesday at the Shamsi Adisa Thomas…


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Former Sierra Leone president reported to police in Freetown on Friday to be questioned over what the government has called an attempted coup at the end of November, an AFP journalist said. Koroma, who led the West African nation for 11 years until 2018, arrived at around 10:00 am local time (1000 GMT) at the…
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Dangote Oil Refinery on Friday confirmed the arrival of the first one million barrels of crude shipment so as to commence fuel production.
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N-Power beneficiaries announce nationwide protest over nine-month unpaid stipends
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The Nigerian Army on Friday announced it will hold the COAS Annual Conference 2023 for seven days in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
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French President Emmanuel Macron felt compelled Friday to justify allowing a Jewish ritual at the Elysee palace after critics accused him of failing to respect France's secular traditions. During an award ceremony on Thursday -- at which Macron was handed a prize for his stance against anti-Semitism -- France's Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia lit the…
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The Ministry of Works has said that preliminary works will begin on the proposed Abuja-Lagos Superhighway in the year 2024.
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All four members of BLACKPINK have renewed their contracts with their longtime agency, YG Entertainment. This comes after months of speculation and uncertainty surrounding their future with the company. The news was confirmed by YG Entertainment in a regulatory filing, sending their stock prices soaring by nearly 30%. Fans erupted in celebration online, expressing their…
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The Federal Government, on Friday, given palliatives to 80 cattle farmers affected by the 2022 flood disaster in Oyo State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the palliatives were given to the beneficiaries on behalf of the federal government by Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (FMAFS) at Moore Plantation, Apata, Ibadan,…
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Entertainment Week Lagos (EWL), Africa's premier entertainment convergence, has unveiled a stellar lineup of speakers made up of prominent figures in the entertainment and creatives industries across Africa for its second edition scheduled to hold from December 13 to 20, 2023, at the Livespot Entertarium, Lagos.
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Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa on Friday presented N225.8 billion Appropriation Bill to the state House of Assembly for 2024 fiscal year. The budget is higher than N175 billion approved for 2023. Presenting the budget tagged: “Budget of Re-engineering”, Fintiri said it would focus on the development of critical infrastructure in the state. He said…