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Saudi Arabia to reopen borders for vaccinated umrah pilgrims

    Saudi Arabia to reopen borders for vaccinated umrah pilgrims

The government of Saudi Arabia says it will start receiving umrah pilgrimage requests from abroad for vaccinated pilgrims starting August 9. Umrah is a pilgrimage performed by Muslims at any

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Hajj is back — but in line with COVID-19 precautions

    Hajj is back — but in line with COVID-19 precautions

Non-residents will be allowed to perform the hajj this year but the Saudi Arabia government says it is reviewing plans in line with health and safety precautions. Only Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia: Only residents will be allowed to perform 2020 hajj

    Saudi Arabia: Only residents will be allowed to perform 2020 hajj

The government of Saudi Arabia says only those residing in the country will be allowed to perform hajj for this year. Hajj is a pilgrimage Muslim faithful are expected to

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NAHCON: Countries with high COVID-19 cases may be banned from hajj

    NAHCON: Countries with high COVID-19 cases may be banned from hajj

Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, chairman and chief executive officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), says Saudi Arabia may ban countries with high prevalence of COVID-19 cases from participating

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Coronavirus: No decision yet on this year’s hajj, says Saudi ambassador

  Coronavirus: No decision yet on this year’s hajj, says Saudi ambassador

The Saudi Arabian government says it has not decided whether the 2020 hajj will hold or not. Abdullah Ahmad Al

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Buhari breaks with tradition, names southerner as hajj commission chairman

  Buhari breaks with tradition, names southerner as hajj commission chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan as the chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). If confirmed by the

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When an umpire becomes a vested party

  When an umpire becomes a vested party

BY JOHN IBEKWE Let’s play a game. Take a statement issued by Amnesty International, or a story credited to the

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Drama as FAAN official ‘steals $600’ from pilgrim

  Drama as FAAN official ‘steals $600’ from pilgrim

Ramatu Luka, an official of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has been arrested for allegedly stealing $600 belonging

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Senate committee accuses Hajj commission of extorting pilgrims

  Senate committee accuses Hajj commission of extorting pilgrims

An ad hoc committee of the senate has alleged that the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) extorts Muslims who go on pilgrimage

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REPORTER’S DIARY: Becoming ‘hajiya’ in 28 shots

  REPORTER’S DIARY: Becoming ‘hajiya’ in 28 shots

I had not given much thought to the possibility of going on hajj, at least not till the next half

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