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Forum urges Saudi Arabia, NAHCON to address hajj concerns

Stakeholders in hajj and umrah services have urged the Saudi Arabia Government and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to proactively address the fears and concerns of the international community and Nigerian Muslims on the coming 2019 hajj exercise for its success.

2019 Hajj: Kano pilgrims board begins collection of N1.2 million deposit

The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, has begun the collection of N1.2 million from prospective pilgrims as initial deposit for the 2019 hajj fare.

Police arrest ‘fake’ Atiku Abubakar’s aide with masters degree

The police have arrested a master’s degree holder, Aminu Ahmed Yerima, 29, for allegedly posing as an aid to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and defrauding about 50 unsuspecting victims through Facebook.
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MaxAir expands operations to Port Harcourt, Yola routes November 5

MaxAir Limited, the latest airline to join Nigeria’s domestic air market, has announced its decision to expand operations to Port Harcourt and Yola routes as part of its expansion drive.

Hajj: NAHCON pegs N1.5 million for 2019 fare

Ahead of 2019 hajj exercise, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has approved N1.5m as tentative hajj fare for next year’s exercise.
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NAHCON begins online registration of pilgrims for Hajj 2019

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has asked all the 36 states, FCT and other Muslim pilgrims welfare boards/agencies to begin online registration of intending pilgrims for Hajj 2019.
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Muhammadu Buhari assures Saudi Arabia on stronger ties

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, in Abuja, assured the government of Saudi Arabia of stronger bilateral relations, even as he hails them for creating a more enabling environment for pilgrims who visited in 2018.

Senate committee submits investigative report on complicity by NAHCON

The Senate on Thursday distributed a 34-page report on investigation into alleged extortion of pilgrims by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Lagos pilgrims board pledges improvement as 2019 hajj process begins

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, has assured intending pilgrims for the 2019 holy pilgrimage of an improved hajj operation.

Emir Sanusi: Sponsoring pilgrims with government’s funds is criminal

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said that it is criminal to sponsor people to Hajj and other pilgrimages with government’s funds.

2018 Hajj: Mohammed Bindow bags Best Supporting Governor Award

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in conjunction with Saudi Arabian authorities honoured Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa with award of Best Supporting Governor for the 2018 Hajj.
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NAHCON concludes airlift of Nigerian hajj pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has concluded airlift of Hajj 2018 Nigerian pilgrims back home.

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First batch of 551 Katsina hajj pilgrims arrive home

The first batch of Katsina State pilgrims numbering 551, arrived home after completion of the 2018 hajj.

Oyo begins sale of 2019 Hajj form

The Oyo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has started the sale of form to intending pilgrims for 2019 Hajj, upon completion of the 2018 Hajj exercise on September 6.

Hajj: 2,810 Katsina pilgrims begin return journey Thursday

The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board says its 2,810 pilgrims will commence their journey home on Thursday.
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NAHCON: 13,223 Hajj pilgrims back home

A total of 13, 223 pilgrims have so far been transported back to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Monday.
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NAHCON sets up committee for Hajj 2019

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has set up three committees to kick start preparations for Hajj 2019.

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