FG partners Saudi Arabia, WHO to lessen crowd-induced diseases at hajj
Federal Ministry of Health has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia on scientific research to mitigate crowd-induced illnesses during the hajj exercise.
Hajj commission warns pilgrims against illegal tour agencies
Natinal Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) yesterday warned intending pilgrims to patronise only licensed tour operators.
Nigerian female pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia
A female pilgrim from Nigeria, Aishatu Shuiab Balarabe from Ungogo local government area of Kano, has been confirmed dead in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The deceased, who was part of the 2018 Hajj contingent passed on at the King Abdulazeez Hospital, Makka in the late hours of Tuesday after she was referred from NAHCON…
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.
14,160 pilgrims airlifted to Saudi Arabia for 2018 hajj
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…
Last batch of 512 Kwara Pilgrims transported to Saudi Arabia
The last batch of 512 Muslims intending Pilgrims from Kwara have been transported to Saudi Arabia for the 2018 Hajj exercise. The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the Pilgrims departed the llorin international Airport on board a Max Airline Boeing 747 Aircraft at about 11am. on Sunday. Among the last batch of the…
Google Doodle Celebrates Saudi Arabia's Superstar "Golden Throat"
On what would have been his 78th birthday, Google doodle today celebrates the anniversary of Saudi singer and composer Talal Al Maddah who was affectionately known by his fans as ‘Golden Throat’ Born on August 5, 1940 in Makkah, Maddah's career spanned nearly 50 years and he composed over a thousand songs while having a substantial…
2018 Hajj: First batch of 440 Sokoto pilgrims depart to Saudi Arabia
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…
Saudi Arabia set for Hajj with 2,631 officers, 105 emergency centers as more Nigerians depart
The Saudi Red Crescent Authority is intensifying its preparation efforts for the coming Hajj season, the Saudi Press agency reported.
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…