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NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja on Friday.

NAHCON felicitates with Nigerian Muslims on Eid-el-Fitr

NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja on Friday.
Every evening after the sun sets, families usually gather to eat together, and many go to the mosque to pray, two activities which will not be possible this year. Image Credit: AFP

Saudi relaxes virus lockdown except in hotspot Mecca — in pictures

Saudi Arabia on Sunday partially eased a 24-hour curfew in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, except for in hotspots including the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Coronavirus: JNI condemns misleading preaching of some Islamic clerics

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.
Hajj Pilgrims

NAHCON suspends 2020 pilgrims sensitization exercise

As part of measures to curb the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus, otherwise called “Covid-19 global pandemic” by the World Health Organization(WHO), the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has announced the immediate suspension of all ongoing sensitization of pilgrims ahead of the 2020 Hajj operation.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed confidence that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite worries over the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: WHO rejects calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defiantly rejected suggestions that it should advice the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to postpone Tokyo 2020 as a precaution to prevent the spread of the virus.
Mallam Abubakar Ya’u from Augie Local Govern­ment Area of Kebbi on Saturday got N10 million, two new cars and two Hajj seats for catching the biggest fish weighing 78 kilogramme at the 2020 Argungu fishing festival.

Argungu festival: Man with biggest catch gets N10 million, two cars, hajj seats

Mallam Abubakar Ya’u from Augie Local Govern­ment Area of Kebbi on Saturday got N10 million, two new cars and two Hajj seats for catching the biggest fish weighing 78 kilogramme at the 2020 Argungu fishing festival.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has launched a Communication portal to receive meaningful suggestions and complaints with the aim of assisting pilgrims to the 2019 Hajj.

Coronavirus: NAHCON orders Nigerian pilgrims refund as Saudi Arabia confirms fifth case

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has asked tour operators to refund pilgrims who paid for Umrah (lesser hajj) following its suspension by Saudi Arabian authorities due to coronavirus.
Hajj Pilgrims

Coronavirus: Nigerians urged to suspend pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has urged intending pilgrims from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia for Umrah or to visit the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah to suspend the arrangement until further notice.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

World harshens its coronavirus response as epidemic worsens by day

Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers as a new virus troubled places around the globe.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 46,550.

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends visas for pilgrims

Thousands of Nigerians are set to be affected as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto government targets N65.7 billion loan for projects

The Sokoto State Government on Saturday said it would procure N65.7 billion loan from internal financial sources to execute development projects.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Governor El-Rufai lays foundation for Kaduna pilgrims’ hotel

The Executive Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufa’i, recently performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Kaduna state pilgrims’ hotel facility in the Mando transit camp, Kaduna.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate confirms central bank, hajj commission nominees

The Senate on Thursday confirmed nominees appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to serve on the board of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
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Bauchi, UNICEF renovate 43 primary healthcare centres

Bauchi State Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), have renovated a total of 43 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in the state.

Ten killed, dozens injured in Sudan explosion

At least ten people, including children, died and several dozens wounded on Monday night after a grenade exploded at a wedding ceremony in Khartoum.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government approves N79 million counterpart fund to improve healthcare delivery

Kano State Government has approved N79 million as a contribution for the implementation of 2019 Health Work Plan.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Rauf Aregbesola: No rift between me and Governor Oyetola

The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday declared that there is no rift or misgiving between him and Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, saying the speculation about the non-existent fight is a hoax.
Dhikrullah Hassan

Aare Musulumi praises President Buhari over Dhikrullah Hassan’s nomination as NAHCON chairman

The Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Dawud Akinola, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for nominating a Muslim from the South West, Alhaji Dhikrilullah Hassan, as the chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

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