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2,737 Nigerian pilgrims return home after 2019 hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has so far transported 2,737 people back to Nigeria out of some 45,450 Nigerians, who performed hajj in Saudi Arabia this year.

2,200 Niger pilgrims transported to Saudi Arabia

The Niger State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has transported 2,200 pilgrims out of the 3,200 pilgrims expected to perform the 2019 Hajj exercise from the state in four flights to Saudia Arabia.
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Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia’s music fest

U.S. rap artist, Nicki Minaj, who was billed to perform at the Saudi Arabia Jedda season music festival scheduled for July 18 has cancelled her performance, CNN is reporting.
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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.
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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.

Med-View Airlines opens international route with 166 passengers

Med-View Airlines has inaugurated a new international route, with direct flight from Kaduna to Jedda, Saudi Arabia.

Hajj: 4,580 Katsina pilgrims now in Saudi Arabia

A total of 4,580 Katsina State pilgrims have so far been transported to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 Hajj.

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