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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.
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.
The first batch of Katsina State pilgrims, numbering 495, have arrived Umaru Musa Yar’adua Airport, Katsina safely after completion of the 2019 hajj.
The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), who claimed he and some other Igbo leaders in power had not done enough to protect their interest and those of other Igbo from the alleged oppressions of the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the country.
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 classification, contained in a report released Thursday by the U.S Department Of State, means Nigeria’s budgeting process, including its contracting and licensing processes in the extractive industry, did not meet the standards required of the American government.
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.
The first batch of 495 Katsina state pilgrims has left Makkah to Jeddah en route Nigeria.
The Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reports.
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.
With a promise that the Ninth Senate will work for the nation’s progress, Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday cautioned Nigerians against compromising unity.
It was shock as a former permanent secretary in Bauchi State, Ado Santuraki Pali, died while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has donated the sum of 158, 000 SR to 3, 170 Kano indigenes, who are currently in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2019 Hajj.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices shed 0.21 per cent due to loses in some blue chips.
The Men’s senior National Basketball Team will tonight leave for China for the final phase of their 2019 FIBA World Cup preparations.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.
At the disbursement centre in Idi-Agba Titun, Akure, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said the scheme was to assist the unemployed but productive poor in the state to become self-reliant.
The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says one person lost his life in a road crash at Danco, near Sagamu, on the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, has landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from India, where his planned medical treatment was aborted.
Nigerians, irrespective of their tribe, religious and political affiliation, have been enjoined to be team players in curtailing the security challenges that have bedeviled the country in recent times.
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged State Houses of Assembly to save the Local Government Area system in Nigeria from imminent collapse through its instrument of lawmaking.