Hajj stoning to be shortened after deadly stampede
A stoning ritual which led to the deaths of about 2,300 people during last year's hajj will be more tightly controlled during next month's pilgrimage, Saudi newspapers reported on Wednesday.
Hajj : 6,000 Sokoto zone pilgrims transported to Saudi Arabia
The National Hajj Commission, Sokoto Zone, said on Sunday that it had transported 6,000 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2016 Hajj.
Bin Laden’s son urges overthrow of Saudi Arabian rulers
A son of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida’s slain founder, has urged Saudi Arabians to overthrow the kingdom’s rulers to free themselves from United States influence, the terrorism-monitoring company, Site Intelligence Group, has said.
Why OPEC members are cutting petroleum prices
The current practice by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members of cutting the prices of their crude oil goes beyond just retaining market share.
Hajj 2016: Wamakko urges pilgrims to pray for Nigeria's progress
Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto) on Monday called on the 2016 prospective pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to seek divine intervention for the country to overcome its current economic and security challenges.
Kano to begin airlift of intending pilgrims August 11
The Kano State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Friday that it would begin the airlift of intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj on Aug.11.
Oyo to airlift first batch of 469 pilgrims to Saudi
About 469 pilgrims from Oyo State would be airlifted to Saudi Arabia on Monday as first batch of pilgrims that would be participating in this year hajj operation. Chairman of the state pilgrims board ...
Saudi disqualifies three Nigerian carriers from 2016 Hajj
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Wednesday said that the three carriers disqualified from transporting Nigerian pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj were those not cleared by the Saudi Arabian aviation authorities.