Tag "Pilgrimage"

    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 to a pilgrim at the Yola airport. Suleiman Yahaya, spokesman of Adamawa police command, disclosed this to journalists on Thursday in Yola, the state capital. According to him, Hafsat Mohammed, the pilgrim, was said to have raised the alarm when she [...]

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    Hajj 2018: Three Zamfara APC chairmen die in road accident

Hajj 2018: Three Zamfara APC chairmen die in road accident

Three Nigerians currently undergoing hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Araibia died in a road accident on Thursday. Ibrahim Kana, commissioner in charge of health matters, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), said the tragic incident happened while on their way to Madina. The victims, who are all from Zamfara state, include Jafaru Sambo, Mudi Mallamawa and Abdullahi Dorowa from Kaura Namoda, Shinkafi and [...]

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    Six pilgrims injured as Saudi security foils attack in Mecca

Six pilgrims injured as Saudi security foils attack in Mecca

The Saudi interior ministry says it has arrested five people who planned to attack the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Mansour al-Turki, security spokesperson of the ministry, said operatives stopped a plot to attack the mosque on Friday. Quoting security operatives, Al Arabiya, Saudi-owned news website, said the operation was planned by three extremist groups, two based in Mecca and the third in [...]

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    Presidency: No discrimination. Christian pilgrims also bought dollar for N160

Presidency: No discrimination. Christian pilgrims also bought dollar for N160

The Presidency has said that the subsidy on foreign exchange offered to Muslim pilgrims was also made available to Christian pilgrims. The directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) should sell dollars to Muslims embarking on Hajj pilgrimage at the rate of N197 to the dollar has generated widespread criticism. The announcement, which was disseminated on Thursday through a [...]

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