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NAHCON organises special flight for hajj returnees

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), a body responsible for the coordination of hajj operations in Nigeria and Saudi, has organised a special flight to transport some Nigerian pilgrims back home.
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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.

313 pilgrims quit smoking after performing 2019 Hajj

No fewer than 313 pilgrims from parts of the world have quit smoking since the start of the Hajj season, after visiting clinics of the Kafa (Enough) Society, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in Makkah.
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.

NAHCON begins return flight with Lagos, Katsina pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria on Saturday began the transportation of Nigerians who performed the 2019 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia back to Nigeria with 432 pilgrims from Lagos State.
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First batch of Katsina state pilgrims departs Makkah

The first batch of 495 Katsina state pilgrims has left Makkah to Jeddah en route Nigeria.

NAHCON set to return Nigerian pilgrims home

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it is set to transport all Nigerian pilgrims back home, beginning from Aug. 17.

Flynas picks Lagos pilgrims’ luggage for tomorrow’s flight

Officials of the Saudi Arabia airline, Flynas, on Thursday stormed the Makkan Lagos pilgrims house to pick their luggage ahead of tomorrow (Saturday’s) flight to Lagos.
Isa Muhammadu Dodo

Hajj exercise very successful – Nigerian envoy

Nigeria’s participation in this year’s hajj exercise has been described as successful by the country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Muhammadu Dodo.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi governor promises adequate welfare for Hajj pilgrims

Governor Bala Mohammed has promised to provide all the needed supports to Bauchi State pilgrims during their remaining days in Makkah after the completion of their Hajj.

Hajj: Nigeria losses nine pilgrims in Saudi – NAHCON

The number of Nigerian pilgrims that died while performing the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia has risen to nine, the Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Ibrahim Kana, has announced.

Hajj: Saudi Arabia advises pilgrims on rain forecast

The Saudi Civil Defense has urged all pilgrims to stay safe, cautious and avoid low grounds after the Meteorological Centre’s warning about a possible downpour in Makkah and its environs.
Two million Muslims from around the world began gathering on Mount Arafat today

Saudi Arabia bans pilgrims from carrying luggage at devil stoning path

Pilgrims have been prohibited from carrying luggage while walking to the Jamarat in Mina to observe the symbolic stoning of three devils.
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Unusual heavy downpour at mount Arafat

An unusual heavy rainfall occurred Saturday afternoon at mount Arafat, outskirts of Makkah in Saudi Arabia where about 1.8 million pilgrims gathered to seek for Allah’s forgiveness, which is one of the rituals of Hajj exercise.
Two million Muslims from around the world began gathering on Mount Arafat today

65,000 Nigerians among 1.8 million Muslim pilgrims observing Arafat Day

Some 65,000 Nigerian pilgrims were among 1.8 million Muslims across the world who observed Arafat Day in Muna, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday.

Saudi security agencies reassure pilgrims of safety

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reassured pilgrims that all possible preparations had been put in place to ensure the safety of all pilgrims while performing Hajj.

NAHCON: 65,000 Nigerians in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday disclosed that no fewer than 65,000 Nigerian pilgrims are in Saudi Arabia for the 2019 Hajj.
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.

NAHCON concludes flight of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

The last batch of intending Nigerian pilgrims for the 2019 pilgrimage has departed Abuja on Flynas XY5821 to Saudi Arabia with 301 pilgrims on Tuesday.

Eid-el-Kabir: Cleric urges Muslims to spend within their means

Malam Murtala Nasir, the Chief Imam of ASD Mosque, Makera Kakuri, Kaduna State, on Tuesday, advised Muslims to spend within their means in the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

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