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Abiola Ajimobi

Governor Ajimobi: I’m leaving peace, security legacy

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Friday disclosed that his administration is leaving behind a legacy of peace, security and development in the state.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari returned from Saudi Arabia last night where he had gone for the Lesser Hajj. 2

President Buhari returns from Saudi Arabia, warns against drug trafficking

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Tuesday after a five-day visit to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, where he performed Umrah (Lesser Hajj).
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening arrived in Makkah from the city of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom.

Umrah: President Buhari leaves Madinah for Makkah

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening arrived in Makkah from the city of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

President Buhari departs Abuja for Saudi Arabia to perform Lesser Hajj

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for Saudi Arabia.

Muslims worldwide get ready for 2019 Ramadan, starting May 6

Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the holy period of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month as per the Islamic dating system, i.e. the Hijri calendar.
Abdullahi Mukhtar

NAHCON denies naming cost for Hajj 2019

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has denied releasing the cost of participating in 2019 Hajj pilgrimage as it is yet to approve the fare expected of intending pilgrims.

Saudi Arabia announces new measures for hajj

Saudi Arabian authorities have put measures in place to regulate the movement around the Holy Ka’aba (tawaf) during the 2019 pilgrimage (hajj).

Forum urges Saudi Arabia, NAHCON to address hajj concerns

Stakeholders in hajj and umrah services have urged the Saudi Arabia Government and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to proactively address the fears and concerns of the international community and Nigerian Muslims on the coming 2019 hajj exercise for its success.
Max Air

MaxAir expands operations to Port Harcourt, Yola routes November 5

MaxAir Limited, the latest airline to join Nigeria’s domestic air market, has announced its decision to expand operations to Port Harcourt and Yola routes as part of its expansion drive.
Abdullahi Mukhtar

NAHCON begins online registration of pilgrims for Hajj 2019

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has asked all the 36 states, FCT and other Muslim pilgrims welfare boards/agencies to begin online registration of intending pilgrims for Hajj 2019.
Hajj Pilgrims

Hajj: NAHCON cautions journalists not to strain diplomatic relations

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has advised journalists to be more professional in their reportage to avoid straining diplomatic relations in which the people are beneficiaries.

UK court awards $22 million against Azman Air for breach of contract

The high court of justice, business and property courts of England and Wales commercial court have ruled that Azman Air Services Limited pay $22 million for breach of contract.
Max Air

Max Air sets to begin domestic flights with three aircraft

Max Air Ltd, says on Monday it will commence domestic flights to all major Airports within the country in the next few days.

Kawu Baraje: nPDP members’ll attend APC Convention

Contrary to rumours making the rounds, aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) fold, led by Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje (CON), would attend and participate fully in the party’s convention slated for Saturday, in Abuja .

Saudi Arabia: Qataris welcome to perform lesser Hajj

On the first anniversary of the blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the country’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Monday that Qataris are welcome to visit the kingdom to perform the Lesser Hajj, known as Umrah.

NAHCON to accredit journalists covering Hajj

The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Muhammad, has said the commission intends to accredit journalists that will cover the yearly pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in order to ‘sanitise’ Hajj reporting.

Senator Saraki inaugurates pilgrimage committee

As part of move to consolidate its base ahead of 2019 elections, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the weekend inaugurated a 10-man committee on Muslim and Christian pilgrimages.

Minister: Nigeria does not constitute global threat due to isolated Lassa fever cases

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says Nigeria does not constitute a global threat to any nation due to isolated cases of Lassa fever recorded in some states in the country.

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Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany

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Minister: Federal government to deepen efforts toward commercialisation of research findings

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Police rescue man abducted by fake soldiers

Anambra State Police command said it has rescued one Emmanuel Loco abducted in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government area of the state.

Governor Ishaku declares asset ahead of May 29 inauguration

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General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) delivers an address after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum

Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

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