Tag: hajj

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 4, 2017

Albert Akanbi: Time for Nigeria to end sponsorship of pilgrimages

by Albert Afeso Akanbi On July 30, vice president Yemi Osibanjo oversaw the official flag-off of the ceremony marking the ...

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ToluSeptember 2, 2017

N136.5m spent on Hajj; 110,000 displaced in Benue | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

12.1 million – The numbers of viewers who tuned in to watch the final episode of the seventh season of ...

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AzeezSeptember 2, 2017

‘States, others spend over N136.5bn on Hajj, despite recession’

State governments and individuals spent at least N136.5bn on Hajj in 2017, despite the economic recession in the country, Punch reports. ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 17, 2016

4,285 megawatts; 0.5 per cent… | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

4,285 megawatts – The amount electricity companies currently generate according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). $15 million – ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 6, 2016

Hajj: Saudi Arabia shortens time for ‘devil stoning’ ritual

The government of Saudi Arabia has shortened the timing for the symbolic stoning ritual for this year’s lesser hajj. The ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 6, 2016

The YNaija Tracklist: Saudi rolls out new rules for pilgrim | Buhari will punish corrupt cabinet members | Part-time legislators aren’t effective

From the papers this morning- a Tracklist PDP denies shutting official Twitter handle – YNaija  Konduga IDPs return home after ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 25, 2016

#30Days30Voices: Should government subsidize forex for pilgrims? (WATCH)

A few weeks ago, the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) released a new foreign exchange policy that Nigerians on social ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 9, 2016

According to Emefiele, this is why CBN sold forex to Hajj pilgrims at N197

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday, said that foreign exchange sold to 2016 hajj ...

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Isime EseneAugust 9, 2016

Hajj controversy: 7 reasons why Nigerians got super mad

by Salau Oluwatorinmo – Over a year ago, President Muhammadu Buhari (or PMB as he is fondly called) was ushered ...

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AzeezAugust 8, 2016

First batch of Muslim pilgrims depart for Hajj (PHOTOS)

Despite the controversies and reactions that trailed the subsidy of the 2016 Hajj, the flagging-off ceremony of the holy journey ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 8, 2016

Reuben Abati: Rio Olympics, change and the United states of Nigeria

by Reuben Abati “ I hear we are no longer Nigeria, but the United States of Nigeria” “You didn’t hear ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 5, 2016

Nigerians on Twitter react to CBN’s subsidized exchange rate for Hajj pilgrims

Following the news that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) intends to give subsidy on foreign exchange to Hajj pilgrims, Nigerians ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 1, 2016

Kogi governor stranded at Kano airport

The Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, was on Wednesday stranded in Kano over the expiration of his travel visa. According ...

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Mazi EmekaMay 17, 2016

Economic woes: Niger State stops sponsorship for pilgrims

Faced with several economic difficulties, the Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, on Monday announced that the state government will ...

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Janeth JDecember 12, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: 10 events that shook the world in 2015

As the sometimes turbulent, sometimes complicated year comes to an end, we reflect on significant events that have shaken the earth ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 27, 2015

Jega’s brother among victims of Hajj stampede

The brother of the immediate past Chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega, has been confirmed as one of the dead in ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 25, 2015

These are some of the Nigerians killed in Hajj stampede

Not less than 717 people were killed and 863 injured at the Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. According to the Saudi ...

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Janeth JSeptember 21, 2015

How 20 Nigerian pilgrims died in Mecca

The death toll of Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of this year’s Hajj has risen to 20. ...

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Janeth JSeptember 13, 2015

3 Nigerians injured in Saudi Arabia crane accident

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has confirmed that three Nigerian pilgrims sustained minor injuries in the crane crash at ...

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Janeth JAugust 11, 2015

THE 2015 TRACKLIST: Obasanjo retires, Zahra Buhari is an ambassador, Boko Haram in Lagos, More stories

Obasanjo says he belongs to no party. YNaija Wike, APC trade words over breakdown of law and order in Rivers. ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoApril 23, 2015

Abimbola Adelakun: Time to scrap state-sponsored pilgrimages

by Abimbola Adelakun   There is no logic to government sponsoring people on something as personal as pilgrimages. I consider ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 8, 2014

#Ebola: Saudi Arabia bars Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, but allows Nigeria to come for hajj

by Azubuike Azikiwe Saudi Arabia says it has no plans to ban Nigerian pilgrims from attending the annual hajj, despite ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 5, 2014

Boko Haram: “Take me to court” || Australian negotiator, Stephen Davis dares Modu Sheriff

by Kolapo Olapoju Dr Stephen Davis, the Australian negotiator who recently named Modu Sheriff and Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika as sponsors of ...

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November 15, 2013

Why I converted to Islam – Nollywood actress, Elizabeth Anjorin

by Chi Ibe Fans of Yoruba movies would know Lizzy Anjorin of course. Recently she has been in the news ...

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October 9, 2013

SCAM: Muslim pilgrims duped of N142.5 million by travel agent, stranded in Lagos

by Adeola Balogun The desire of some Muslim faithful to embark on the yearly hajj pilgrimage has been frustrated after ...

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October 7, 2013

Terrible: Nigerian woman dies on Saudi Arabia pilgrimage after falling from 11th floor of building

A female pilgrim from Bauchi State has fallen from the 11th floor of a building and died in Medina, Saudi ...

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September 18, 2013

SCAM: 18-year-old student dupes man in Katsina over Hajj seats

by Oge Okonkwo An 18-year-old student is currently in police custody at the Criminal Investigation Department of Katsina State, for allegedly ...

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July 29, 2013

Lagos bars pregnant women, children, others from pilgrimage

by Oge Okonkwo Pregnant women, children, aged people, people with terminal diseases like cancer, stroke and others have been barred from ...

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June 2, 2013

How I was arrested for drug trafficking – Nollywood actress, Yetunde Wunmi opens up

by Akan Ido Nollywood actress, Taiwo Akinwande popularly known as Yetunde Wunmi has been a regular fixture in the Yoruba ...

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November 3, 2012

Indian woman declares at 113 she is world’s oldest dwarf (PHOTOS)

by Rachel Ogbu Zeenat Bi, Indian pensioner is challenging the current Guinness World record holder,  Lowell Deforest Mason,  74- to ...

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