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26 Aug 2019
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.
23 Aug 2019
TheLagos State Pilgrims Board have completed the airlift of pilgrims from the kingdom of Saudi Arabi to Nigeria after the hajj exercise.
12 Aug 2019
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.
9 Aug 2019
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.
14 Jul 2019
A total of 1,529 Muslim pilgrims have so far been airlifted from Kano, Lagos and Kaduna airports for this year’s Hajj to Saudi Arabia.
4 Jul 2019
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has disclosed that Saudi authorities through the e-visa system have simplified document processing for the 2019 pilgrimage. A statement by its Head of Public Affairs, Fatima Usara, said the new system does not require intending pilgrims to undergo any physical screening in Saudi embassies. She said that under…
26 Apr 2019
Henceforth, guarantors of pilgrims who refuse to return to Nigeria after hajj exercise will face stiffer penalties. Disciplinary measures outlined by the National Hajj Commission of Nigerian (NAHCON) against the guarantors of the erring pilgrims include fine of US$3,000 as well as revocation of operation license and blacklist of tour operators in occasion where the guarantors…
12 Apr 2019
The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has scheduled an inaugural lecture for 2019 Hajj intending pilgrims at the Old Secretariat Central Mosque GRA, Ikeja, on Sunday 14th April 2019. The Board Secretary, Ishola Rahman said the intending pilgrims across the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas of the state have been…
15 Mar 2019
The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has urged intending pilgrims to complete their hajj fare on or before April 15th 2019 to enable the board make necessary arrangement to facilitate participation in the upcoming Hajj exercise. The Board Secretary, Mr. Ishola Rahman said the appeal became necessary to aid the smooth operation of this…
14 Dec 2018
The Saudi Arabian authorities have approved 95,000 slots for Nigerian pilgrims for the 2019 hajj. By the renewed allocation for 2019, Nigeria maintained the quota enjoyed in 2018 exercise despite the country’s inability to cover the slot. Besides, Federal government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi government on smooth bilateral relations ahead…
31 Aug 2018
The Lagos State pilgrims in the last hajj have bagged the Most Disciplined Award just as the State Muslim Pilgrims board took the second best award in hajj management. The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) announced the award in Makkah, Saudi Arabia during a post-Arafat stakeholders’ meeting. NAHCON official, Adebayo Yusuf received the second best award…
27 Aug 2018
The first batch of 259 Muslim pilgrims from Sokoto State, on Monday arrived Nigeria from Saudi Arabia after successful 2018 Hajj. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pilgrims from Gada Local Government area were transported by Air Planers Airline to the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal commended them…


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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has warned Lagosians against protesting on streets on Wednesday as plans are under way to arrests erring #EndSARS protesters across the state. He said it is in the interest of security and public safety and that he wishes to warn the organisers of the protests the police…
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The Police in Ondo State said it have arrested one Ola Omogunwa, a 23 year-old commercial motorcyclist, for allegedly raping two women at different locations in Ondo state. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Odunlami Funmilayo, disclosed this while parading the suspect,along with two others at police headquarters,on Tuesday in Akure. Funmilayo said…
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident he can turn Manchester United's fortunes around as pressure increases on the Norwegian ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Atalanta at Old Trafford. United are five points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 4-2 defeat at Leicester on Saturday They are not certain of progressing to the last…
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Three persons have been reportedly trapped while one has been confirmed dead in a fresh building collapse on Monday night in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Two other persons were rescued from the collapsed two-storey building by residents of the area. Confirming the incident on Tuesday,, the South West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management…
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Comedian and magician Phil Butler has died at the age of 51. His cause of death remains unknown as it has not yet been announced. Phil’s agents Chris Davis Management issued a statement following his sad passing. Sharing a statement on Twitter, they confirmed: It is with huge sadness we have to announce the passing…