Tag: Mecca

RoqeebahJune 25, 2017

TBoss and Kemen make-up, Saraki in Mecca, the 5-months-pregnant runner | See our top 10 photos from last week

From the latest competition to the consultative week that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo had and the Queen’s (alleged) cheeky hint ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJune 25, 2017

Bomber planning to attack mosque in Mecca blows self

Saudi security forces on Friday offset a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, reportedly cornering the would-be attacker ...

AzeezFebruary 11, 2017

Aisha Buhari arrives Nigeria after pilgrimage (PHOTOS)

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari on Saturday arrived Nigeria after undertaking the lesser pilgrimage in Mecca. Her arrival was ...

AzeezJanuary 26, 2017

Saudi court says it can’t rule on Mecca death crane case

Thirteen person accused over the collapse of a crane that killed dozens in Mecca were on Thursday acquitted by a ...

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 ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 8, 2016

Opinion: The government’s needless forex policy for pilgrims

With regard to federal government’s decision of August 4, 2016, instructing Nigerian banks to provide forex to the country’s intending ...

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 ...

Janeth JMarch 10, 2016

Lagos will no longer ‘sponsor pilgrims to Mecca, Jerusalem’

Lagos State Government has halted the sponsorship of both Muslims and Christians pilgrimages to Mecca in Saudi Arabia or Jerusalem in ...

Janeth JSeptember 24, 2015

20 photos from #Mecca stampede (VIEWER DISCRETION)

At least 220 people are said to have been killed and 450 injured in a stampede in Mina outside the ...

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. ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 20, 2015

Emir of Kano goes on holy pilgrimage to Mecca (PHOTOS)

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is currently in Mecca on holy pilgrimage. The Emir and his entourage were photographed on ...

Isime EseneOctober 6, 2014

Photo of the Day: Asari Dokubo stones Boko Haram, others in Mecca

by Akan Ido Ex-Niger Delta agitator, Asari Dokubo, is currently observing the hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The usually vocal ...

Isime EseneSeptember 29, 2014

10 Nigerians die during pilgrimage to Mecca – Hajj Commission

by Akan Ido Ten Nigerian have reportedly died in Saudi Arabi while on a pilgrimage to Mecca. This piece of ...

November 1, 2013

Steve Nwosu: As Jonathan relocates to Jerusalem

by Steve Nwosu And to make matters worse, although the number of pilgrims seems to grow with every year, the ...

August 17, 2013

Opinion: Ibrahim Babangida – Eulogizing a colossus at 72

by Hassan Muhammad Jallo Your glorious image as an excellent God-fearing leader, father, peacemaker, diplomat and a living legend of ...

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 ...

October 25, 2012

TICKER: How a Muslim pilgrim walked from Bosnia to Mecca by foot

Bosnian Muslim pilgrim who left last December on pilgrimage to Mecca by foot told AFP on Monday that he has ...

September 29, 2012

Saudi Arabia adamant, threatens to deport even more Nigerians

by Isi Esene The impasse between the Saudi Arabia government and the Nigerian authorities over the deportation of about 500 ...

September 28, 2012

Saudi deports 510 Nigerians, as Tambuwal jets out for crisis talks

by Isi Esene The Saudi Arabia government Wednesday disregarded the 24 hour ultimatum given by the Nigerian government through Vice ...

July 14, 2012

Report: Prayer mat that lights up when facing Mecca invented

by Chi Ibe A Muslim prayer mat that lights up when it faces Mecca has been launched. Invented by London-based ...

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