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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Hajj monitoring group to launch online news portal

Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR) a Civil Society Organisation monitoring Hajj and Umrah activities, has concluded arrangements to present its online news medium: www.hajjreporters.com to the public.

NAHCON to partner NAPTIP to curtail human trafficking

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it will partner with the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) to curtail the menace of human trafficking.

Hajj: Five Nigerian pilgrims absconded in 2017 – official

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has banned Family and Tours, a private tour operator, from participating in Hajj and Umrah activities for contravening the commission’s regulation governing Hajj and Umrah operations.

Saudi Arabia imposes levy on frequent Nigerian pilgrims

Saudi Arabian authorities have imposed a compulsory levy equivalent of N163,000 on all prospective Nigerian pilgrims, who have performed Hajj or Umrah in the last two years.

President Buhari restates federal govt’s commitment to welfare, security of hajj pilgrims

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of his administration to ensure improved welfare, security and adequate health service delivery to all Nigerian pilgrims, while in Saudi Arabia.

President Buhari receives briefing on 2018 Hajj preparations

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received briefing on the 2018 Hajj Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, meeting which held in Saudi Arabia last month from the Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Ibrahim, and the Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Abdullahi Muhammad, at the presidential villa.

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