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Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Former Sudan president charged with illicit possession of foreign currency

A police detective on Monday, at the start of a corruption trial, told the court that Sudan’s former president, Omar Al-Bashir, received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia.

NAHCON takes Hajj visitations to Nigerian pilgrims in Mina

The leadership of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Monday carried out its annual visitation to different tents housing states’ Pilgrims in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
Two months have passed since Anthony Joshua was defeated by the Mexican-American underdog Andy Ruiz Jr in New York, and with a rematch scheduled for December 7, the British boxer has taken action.

Anthony Joshua’s promoter defends Saudi fight venue as game-changer for boxing

Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, on Monday defended a decision to stage the Briton’s heavyweight title rematch with Mexican-American world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Aramco: Half-year net income slips to $46.9 billion

Saudi state-owned energy giant Aramco said Monday its first half net income for 2019 had slipped nearly 12 per cent to $46.9 billion, a first such disclosure for the secretive company ahead of its debut earnings call.

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.
Two million Muslims from around the world began gathering on Mount Arafat today

Arafat: Saudi modernises stoning of devil to check stampede

The Saudi authorities have introduced electronic system into the stoning of the three devils at Muna after Arafat day.
HAJJ TERMINAL KING ABDULAZIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Saudi Arabia opens new terminal to Hajj pilgrims only

The King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has opened a new Hajj terminal for the sole facilitation the arrivals and departures of pilgrims from across the world.
Two million Muslims from around the world began gathering on Mount Arafat today

Arafat: 25,000 Nigerian pilgrims move to Makkah – NAHCON

No fewer than 25,000 Nigerian pilgrims have moved from Madinah to Makkah to begin various Hajj rites toward Arafat on Aug. 10.
Saudi pirate broadcaster beoutQ

FIFA, UEFA in fresh call for Saudi action on pirate broadcaster

FIFA, UEFA and several of the world’s top football leagues on Wednesday renewed calls for the Saudi government to crack down on alleged piracy of television rights by the “beoutQ” network.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

15 Ethiopian migrants die of hunger in stranded boat

“Over 90 Ethiopian migrants were stranded on a boat between Djibouti and Yemen for one week with no food and water leading to the death of at least 15 people,” the International Organization for Migration tweeted late Tuesday.

NAHCON: 20,469 pilgrims already in Saudi Arabia

Command and Control Centre of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Thursday, said 20, 469 pilgrims have been airlifted to Saudi Arabia.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, the imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca

Hajj: Custodian of Saudi holy mosques assures pilgrims of equal opportunities

The Chief Custodian of the holy mosques of Makkah and Madinah, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, has assured pilgrims currently performing the 2019 hajj exercise of equal opportunities while in the holy land.

Hajj: Custodian of holy mosques assures of equal opportunities

The Chief Custodian of the holy mosques of Makkah and Madinah, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, has assured pilgrims currently performing the 2019 hajj exercise of equal opportunities while in the holy land.

Nigerian pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia

The pilgrim died in her accommodation Tuesday morning, the head of Nigeria’s medical team, Ibrahim Kana, said.

Traders swindle Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian pilgrims, especially the non-educated ones, are being swindled daily by traders in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
Gboyega Oyetola

Hajj: Governor Oyetola urges Osun pilgrims to obey Saudi laws, pray for state

The governor, State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged the 2019 Osun pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to conduct themselves in line with the law of the holy land.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari flags-off pilgrims’ airlift, urges participants to shun carrying kola nuts

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the commencement of airlift of intending Muslim pilgrims in for the 2019 hajj exercise to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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