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26 Aug 2018
The return journey of Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Monday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said. Its Director of Operations, Abdullahi Saleh, announced this on Sunday in Jeddah after a meeting with the airline operators. He said the operation would be concluded within the…
6 Aug 2018
No fewer than 14,160 Nigerian pilgrims have so far been airlifted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2018, Muslims pilgrimage. A total of 55,000 pilgrims are expected from Nigeria to join over one million pilgrims globally for this year’s Islamic ritual at Mecca and Medina. Besides, the Kano State Pilgrims Board will today…
30 Jul 2018
The first batch of 440 intending Muslim pilgrims from Sokoto State left for Saudi Arabia on Monday for 2018 Hajj. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pilgrims, from Gada, Rabah and Wurno local government areas, were transported by Air Planers Airline which left the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport at about 4…
22 Jul 2018
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…
16 Jul 2018
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has urged intending pilgrims for the upcoming Hajj to represent the state well, and be good ambassadors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ambode made the call on Sunday during a two-day seminar organised by the state for 2018 intending pilgrims at the Old Secretariat Central Mosque, Ikeja, Lagos.…
15 Jun 2018
Plateau State intending Muslim pilgrims to the 2018 Hajj exercise have been assured of adequate health care as well as befitting accommodation and feeding during the holy pilgrimage.  The Executive Secretary, Plateau State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Barrister Auwal Abdullahi, said he and other officials of the board had just returned from Saudi Arabia, on…
22 Apr 2018
The seven-man Committee set up to screen intending pilgrims from Ogun State for the April/May pilgrimage exercise, have concluded its assignment, with assurance that it will not relent in curbing activities of fake pilgrims with ulterior motives.   Chairman of the committee, who is a representative of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Mr. Adetunji…
13 Jun 2016
According to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) who spoke at a sensitisation programme, Shola Gold, the affected officials comprised medical team, welfare officers among others.
11 Jun 2016
Bauchi State Government on Saturday announced the 2016 Hajj fares for all intending pilgrims in the state.
12 May 2016
Iran has failed to reach agreement with Saudi Arabia on arrangements for its pilgrims to join the annual hajj in September following the severing of ties, its culture minister said on Thursday.

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