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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 to Saudi Arabia. Presenting a report during plenary on Thursday,

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Bala, ex-minister’s son, facing N1.2bn fraud charge granted permission to travel for hajj

    Bala, ex-minister’s son, facing N1.2bn fraud charge granted permission to travel for hajj

A federal high court in Abuja on Wednesday granted Shamsudeen Bala, former FCT minister’s son, permission to travel for hajj. Permission for travel is usually granted to defendants who are

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NAHCON: Nigeria lost 18 pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

    NAHCON: Nigeria lost 18 pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) has revealed that 18 Nigerians lost their lives during this year’s hajj. Of the 18, two were from Kano. Nuhu Badamasi, public relations officer of

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Yobe govt suspends 2016 hajj team

    Yobe govt suspends 2016 hajj team

Ibrahim Al-Arab, chairman, Yobe Muslim Pilgrims Commission, says the state government has suspended the traditional “Amirul Hajj” team for this year’s pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. He disclosed on Friday while

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CBN didn’t subsidise forex for hajj pilgrims, Emefiele insists

  CBN didn’t subsidise forex for hajj pilgrims, Emefiele insists

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says neither the bank nor the federal government subsidised foreign

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CBN mandates banks to sell dollars at N197 to 65,167 pilgrims

  CBN mandates banks to sell dollars at N197 to 65,167 pilgrims

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has mandate Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to sell dollars to 65,167 Nigerians at the

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NAHCON to refund N1.7b to 2015 hajj pilgrims

  NAHCON to refund N1.7b to 2015 hajj pilgrims

Abdullahi Mukhtar, executive chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has revealed that the commission would refund N1.7

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99 Nigerians confirmed killed in hajj stampede

  99 Nigerians confirmed killed in hajj stampede

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Thursday said 355 Nigerians were involved in the stampede at Saudi Arabia

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SURVIVOR: How Saudi medics ignored black victims of hajj stampede to save the whites

  SURVIVOR: How Saudi medics ignored black victims of hajj stampede to save the whites

One of the fortunate survivors of last week’s high-casualty hajj stampede has revealed that paramedics who came to rescue survivors were

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EYEWITNESS: How 717 died in hajj stampede

  EYEWITNESS: How 717 died in hajj stampede

As at last count, 717 people from across the world were killed and 863 injured at Mina, Saudi Arabia, as

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