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NAHCON introduces Hajj saving scheme for 2020 intending pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, on Tuesday said it has introduced the Hajj savings scheme for intending pilgrims for 2020 exercise.

NAHCON holds workshop for Hajj managers

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, will hold a one day National Training Workshop for Hajj managers in the country on April 24. The...

Hajj 2018: FCT, Sokoto pilgrims begin home-bound journey

The return flight of Nigeria’s pilgrims after performing this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia began on Monday with 484 pilgrims from FCT and Sokoto...

Hajj: 2,480 Nigerians now on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

The arrival of Kano State’s 540 pilgrims in Madinah on Saturday has raised the number of Nigerians currently on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia to...

2018 Hajj: 382 Nasarawa State pilgrims arrive Madina in 2nd batch

The second batch of 382 prospective Nigerian pilgrims from Nasarawa State arrived in Madinah on Wednesday for 2018 Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Their arrival in...

2018 Hajj: President Buhari assures safety of Nigerian pilgrims as inaugural flight takes off

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday in Abuja restated the commitment of the Federal Government to ensure the safety of Nigerian pilgrims throughout their stay...

NAHCON sensitises intending pilgrims on early preparation for 2018 Hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Saturday called on intending pilgrims for the 2018 Hajj to make early preparation to avoid unnecessary...

NAHCON allocates 1,600 seats to Taraba for 2018 Hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has allocated 1,600 Hajj seats to Taraba for the 2018 Holy Pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Chairman, Taraba Muslim’s...

Hajj; Saudi Arabia commends NAHCON for successful outing in 2017

The Saudi Arabian Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Muhammad Bin Taher-Benten has commended the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, for the wonderful outing Nigerian...

4,000 Kano pilgrims return home

The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Friday that no fewer than 4,000 pilgrims from the state for the 2017 Hajj had returned...

Med-View completes return of 17,000 allotted pilgrims

Med-View Airline, one of Nigeria’s official carriers for the 2017 Hajj operations on Thursday concluded the return transportation of pilgrims, who performed 2017 Hajj. The...

Hajj: 563 Sokoto pilgrims back home

The first batch of 563 pilgrims from Sokoto State who performed the hajj in Saudi Arabia have returned home. The pilgrims arrived Sultan Abubakar International...

2 Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two pilgrims from Kano State have died during the 2017 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, the State Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Thursday. The Board’s Public...

Pilgrims pelted devil with 49.39m stones

The devil has come under merciless pounding by thousands of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, as they pelted it with almost 49.4 million stones. This is not...

King Salman meets Saraki, other world leaders

President of the Senate Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud...

Nigeria to reduce number of pilgrims next year

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has said it is considering reducing the number of pilgrims that would perform hajj in 2018. The Executive...

Gov. Masari showers N148m ‘Sallah gift’ on Katsina pilgrims

The Katsina State Government has announced the donation of N147.9 million equivalent to SRA1.5 million (Saudi Riyals) to its 4,930 pilgrims as ‘Sallah gift’...

NAHCON releases new emergency line for pilgrims in distress

The National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, has announced new emergency call lines for Pilgrims in the Holy land of Makkah. The Chairman of the commission, Bello...

Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some...

CBN to senate: N200 to dollar exchange for pilgrims not feasible

Resolution of the Nigerian senate asking the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to sell a dollar at N200 to the intending pilgrims was not...

Senate wants N200 to dollar rate for pilgrimages

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government to give N200 to dollar concession to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, and the...

Hajj 2017: How fair is Nigerian fare?, by Jaafar Jaafar

From Oxford Street to Shepherd’s Bush in London, Souk al Baddu to Khan al Atareen in Saudi Arabia, naira was conveniently spent in the...

NAHCON announces 2017 Hajj fares

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, on Saturday announced the 2017 Hajj fares for some states. The announcements were made at the ongoing State...

We never threatened to scuttle 2017 hajj, says Saudi-based group

By Mustapha Usman A Saudi-based group, Arewa Foundation, has denied media reports that it threatened to abort the forthcoming 2007 Hajj exercise. A statement jointly by...

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