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Hajj: Nine Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

The number of Nigerian pilgrims that died while  performing the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia has risen to nine, the chairman of the medical team of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Dr Ibrahim Kana, has announced. Mr Kana made the announcement in Muna while briefing journalists on activities of

Five Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), on Tuesday confirmed the death of five Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. The Chairman of the National Medical Team, Ibrahim Kana, released the figure Tuesday in Madinah from the commission’s National Medical Team Electronic Health Medical Records. “So far, Nigeria has lost five pilgrims including three

Buhari, Qatari PM in Saudi Arabia for OIC Summit…

•Qatari PM to attend Saudi Arabia summit amid two-year blockade Jude Johnson and Godsgift Onyedinefu  Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has departed for the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Also attending will be Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, which will be the

Buhari returns to Abuja from Saudi Arabia

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday evening returned to Abuja after performing lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Buhari had left Nigeria last Thursday to honour the invitation from King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Muslim Umrah. According to NAN,

Buhari leaves for Saudi Arabia Thursday

Godsgift Onyedinefu   President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for Saudi Arabia on Thursday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu said in a Statement. Shehu said that the President is embarking on the journey following an invitation fromthe Saudi king to perform an Islamic function called Umrah. “President Muhammadu

Saudi Arabia releases another Nigerian arrested for drug trafficking

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Saudi Arabia’s government has released one Ibrahim Abubakar, a Nigerian arrested over alleged drug trafficking. Bashir Ahmad, the media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed  his release on Thursday by via his official Twitter handle. Friday Akpan, an acting spokesperson for the ministry of foreign affairs had earlier announced that

rCAN lauds Buhari over release of Zainab Aliyu from Saudi prison

The Reformed Christian Association of Nigeria (rCAN) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the release of Zainab Aliyu from Saudi Arabian detention. Aliyu, a Nigerian student, was detained over illegal dosage of tramadol found in a bag labelled in her name at a Saudi airport last. On being alerted, the