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NAHCON: 900 Nigerian pilgrims absconded after 2017 hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Saturday revealed that 900 Nigerians absconded after the 2017 hajj.

NAHCON refunds N820 million to 2017 pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) yesterday said it has released N820,283,965 as refunds to State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Boards and agencies for 2017 Hajj operations.

Pilgrims board fixes deadline for payment of 2018 hajj fare

The Oyo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has fixed April 30 as deadline for payment of the 2018 hajj fare for all intending pilgrims in the state.

NAHCON allocates 6, 632 hajj seats to Kaduna

Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, on Thursday, said that 6,632 Hajj seats have been allocated to the state by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Only 700 deposit money for 2018 hajj in Katsina – official

Barely a month to the closure of collection of 2018 Hajj fares, only 700 intending pilgrims in Katsina State have deposited money for the journey since the beginning of the exercise in November 2017.

NAHCON allocates 1,600 seats to Taraba for 2018 Hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has allocated 1,600 Hajj seats to Taraba for the 2018 Holy Pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

President Buhari restates federal govt’s commitment to welfare, security of hajj pilgrims

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of his administration to ensure improved welfare, security and adequate health service delivery to all Nigerian pilgrims, while in Saudi Arabia.

President Buhari receives briefing on 2018 Hajj preparations

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received briefing on the 2018 Hajj Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, meeting which held in Saudi Arabia last month from the Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Ibrahim, and the Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Abdullahi Muhammad, at the presidential villa.

Governor Masari expresses concern over late Hajj preparations

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has expressed concern over what he described as late preparations of Hajj operations by the state’s Pilgrims Welfare Board.

Only 20% of 2018 Hajj pilgrims have paid fares in Adamawa – Board

The Executive Secretary of Adamawa Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Umar Bobboyi, on Wednesday, said only 20 per cent of 2018 Hajj pilgrims paid for the 2,601 hajj seats allocated to the state for this year.

Sokoto APC adopts Governor Tambuwal for second term

Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has adopted Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as its candidate in the 2019 governorship election.

NAHCON approves 90 operators for 2018 Hajj exercise

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Friday that it has approved no fewer than 90 Tour Operators out of the 144 companies that applied for participation in the 2018 Hajj operation.

German ‘anti-Islam’ politician converts to Islam

A far-right, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD), Arthur Wagner, has converted to Islam.

Lagos sets March 31 deadline for Hajj payments

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Friday announced March 31 as deadline for payments of 2018 Hajj fares.

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