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Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as Saudi authorities sought to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), and President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has blamed the sliding state of the economy, insecurity and underdevelopment of the country on bad leadership.
The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Reverend Yakubu Pam, has said that part of his agenda in the office is to redeem the image of Nigeria Internationally which has been dented by pilgrims who absconded during pilgrimages.
Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat for the climax of this year’s hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commenced the refund of the 2020 Hajj fares to intending pilgrims who wish get their deposits back.
Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), has called on the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to constitute a committee that will oversee refund of deposits to Hajj 2020 intending pilgrims across the country
The Cross River Muslim Pilgrims Board has informed all intending pilgrims in the state for the 2020 hajj to apply for the refund of their money paid for the pilgrimage.
Iran on Saturday reported 35 new deaths from the coronavirus, the lowest number since March 7 despite infections rising, and announced a further relaxation of COVID-19-related closures.
Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Thursday, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,700 people in the kingdom and killed 16.
From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.
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.
Turkey has suspended congregational prayers in mosques and closed cafes, cinemas, and sports venues to contain the spread of coronavirus as the confirmed cases climbed to 47.
A group of Christian pilgrims from Alabama, United States is turning to prayer and positive thinking as they cope with an open-ended coronavirus quarantine, confined to their West Bank hotel rooms while they wait for clearance to return to the United States.
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.
He was impeached on Wednesday during a plenary session of the Assembly in Benin City, the state capital
Born to a Belgian father and Nigerian mother, Dessers was handed an invitation for the Africa Cup of Nations tie against Sierra Leone but was denied the chance to make his debut as football and indeed other sports fell victim to the corona-virus pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, met with the governor of his home state, Katsina, Aminu Masari.The agenda of the meeting held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, has yet to be made public as of the time of filing this report.
A Clinical Psychologist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Mrs Ijeoma Laluwoye, says family issues and crises could predispose individuals, especially adolescents and youths, to drug abuse.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Nasarawa Central state constituency bye-election in Nasarawa State next Saturday will be used to test-run the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
Dani Ceballos has suggested that his future will not necessarily lie with Arsenal, despite helping the London side to FA Cup glory.
Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.
Dr Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment. said the new National Forest Policy (NFP), recently approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC), would assist the country in managing and sustaining its vast forest resources.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has decided to suspend the value-added tax (VAT) exemption on mining companies’ imports in an effort to bolster state revenue, the budget minister said.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday said it had arrested five of its staff for extortion in Nasarawa State.