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NAHCON to accredit journalists covering Hajj

The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Muhammad, has said the commission intends to accredit journalists that will cover the yearly pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in order to ‘sanitise’ Hajj reporting.

Ogun government screens intending pilgrims

The seven-man Committee set up to screen intending pilgrims from Ogun State for the April/May pilgrimage exercise, have concluded its assignment, with assurance that it will not relent in curbing activities of fake pilgrims with ulterior motives.

Jigawa pilgrims’ board begins training of 2018 intending pilgrims

In preparations of free and fair Hajj exercise the Jigawa State Pilgrim Welfare Board has commenced trainings for its intending Pilgrims for the 2018 Hajj exercise in Dutse the state capital.

Jordan slams Israel after Christian leaders close Jerusalem holy site

Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Al Safadi, on Monday slammed Israel for “illegal unilateral acts’’ a day after Christian leaders shuttered a holy site in Jerusalem in protest against Israeli taxes and proposed legislation.

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.

King Abdullah reiterates support for two-state solution

A two-state solution is the only possible answer to the Israel-Palestine conflict, Jordan's King Abdullah II has told US Vice President Mike Pence in a meeting in Amman.

Nigerian pilgrims never humiliated in Jerusalem – NCPC

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, NCPC, has denied reports that the Nigerian contingent to 2017 Christian pilgrimage were seen as posing security threat to Jerusalem by the Israeli authorities.

2017 Hajj: Kano to investigate non-payment of pilgrims’ deposits

The Kano State Government has constituted a six-man committee to find out why the state Pilgrims Welfare Agency failed to refund intending pilgrims who paid deposits for 2017 Hajj but did not make it to the Holy Land.

Saudi Arabia commends NAHCON for successful hajj outing in 2017

The Saudi Arabian Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr Muhammad Bin Taher-Benten, has commended the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for the wonderful outing of Nigerian pilgrims during the 2017 Hajj.

Tourists shun Bethlehem over Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

With Christmas just some hours away, tensions are simmering in the city of Bethlehem, Jesus birthplace and the region over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Med-View Airline chief challenges NAHCON on allocation of pilgrims to foreign airlines

Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the Managing Director of Med-View Airline has criticised the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for allocating Nigerian pilgrims to foreign carriers.

Edo govt charges Christian pilgrims on spiritual re-birth

The Edo State Government has charged intending Christian Pilgrims to seek spiritual re-birth and pray for remedy to the ills confronting society as they embark on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Pope Francis calls for recognising rights of all people in Jerusalem

Pope Francis, speaking to Palestinians ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, said on Wednesday “recognising the rights of all people” in the Holy Land is a primary condition for dialogue.

Looters’ll soon be doomed – cleric

The Christ Apostolic Church Incoming General Evangelist Worldwide, Prophet Hezekiah Oladeji, has predicted that the wrath of God will soon visit those plundering the country’s wealth should they refuse to turn a new leaf.

NCPC to print special Bibles for Christian pilgrims

Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Tor Uja said, on Wednesday, that the Commission would produce specially printed Holy Bibles for all intending pilgrims in 2018.

NCPC chief Tor Uja urges Christian leaders to fund pilgrimage

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Uja Tor Uja, has called on Christian leaders and those who are blessed with the resources in the Church to fund pilgrimage and the commission’s activities.

Nigerian food vendors record high sales in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian food vendors in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, have continued to record boom in their business after the completion of the 2017 pilgrimage.

Kano stops 10 from Hajj over pregnancy

The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Wednesday it has barred 10 pregnant female intending pilgrims from performing the 2017 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

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