Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    PHOTOS: Activists march to Saudi embassy in Abuja over Khashoggi’s death

PHOTOS: Activists march to Saudi embassy in Abuja over Khashoggi’s death

Amnesty International supporters and volunteers from different parts of Nigeria staged a demonstration to the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Abuja, calling for justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.Human right groups, including Amnesty International, have been calling for justice for the deceased and his family."We are calling for a UN investigation of [...]

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    Saudi crown prince calls Journalist Khashoggi’s son

Saudi crown prince calls Journalist Khashoggi’s son

Mohammed bin Salman, crowned prince of Saudi Arabia, on Monday called Salah Khashoggi, son of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi journalist killed in the country’s consulate in Turkey, to express his condolences.Abdulaziz Salma, Saudi king, also made a similar call.Khashoggi, 59, was last seen on October 2, entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.He is alleged to have been killed on the orders [...]

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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, Adamu Aliero, chairman of the committee, accused NAHCON of "over bloated" charges.Aliero said his committee discovered that the commission's procurement processes were in not in line with the public procurement act.He [...]

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    Most of us were raped and forced to work 18 hours daily, says Nigerian rescued from Saudi Arabia

Most of us were raped and forced to work 18 hours daily, says Nigerian rescued from Saudi Arabia

A female victim of human trafficking recently rescued from Saudi Arabia says many Nigerian girls in the country were raped and made to work 18 out of 24 hours.The victim, who was veiled, disclosed this while narrating her ordeal at the ministry of foreign affairs in Abuja.She said she left for Saudi with other girls in December 30, 2017, and [...]

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    Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

A £12 million bid for Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles striker, by Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr has been rejected by Leicester City.According to Sky Sports, Leicester are keen on recouping majority of what was paid to sign the Nigerian from CSKA Moscow.Musa joined The Foxes in July 2016 for a then club record fee of £16.6m and has only made 21 Premier [...]

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    Team Saudi Arabia plane catches fire in mid air

Team Saudi Arabia plane catches fire in mid air

Saudi Arabia’s official team plane was forced to make an emergency landing after catching fire with the World Cup squad on board on Monday. [...]

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    World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TheCable takes a look at the track record and best performances of the 32 countries that will be in Russia for the tournament. Group A Russia's best World Cup performance was a semi-final appearance in 1966 in England.Saudi Arabia has never gone past the round of 16.The Pharaohs of Egypt have also never progressed beyond [...]

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    Billionaire Saudi prince freed after two months in detention

Billionaire Saudi prince freed after two months in detention

Alwaleed bin Talal, a prominent member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family, has been freed after two and a half months in detention.According to New York Times, two close associates of bin Talal confirmed his release on Saturday.In November, the billionaire prince who has stakes in Twitter, Lyft and other international companies was arrested amid a crackdown on corruption and held [...]

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    After 35-year ban, Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas

After 35-year ban, Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas

The Saudi Arabian government on Monday announced the lifting of a 35-year ban on cinemas in the country.Cinemas, once considered as a threat to cultural and religious identity in the ultra-conservative kingdom, were banned in the 1980s. [...]

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    Prince, ex-ministers arrested as anti-graft war regains momentum in Saudi

Prince, ex-ministers arrested as anti-graft war regains momentum in Saudi

Alwaleed bin Talal, a prominent member of Saudi Arabia's royal family, has been arrested over corruption allegations.According to New York Times, Saudi Arabia's King Salman also had 10 princes, four ministers and a number ex-ministers detained in his anti-corruption crusade.Among those detained is Ibrahim Al-Assaf, a former finance minister.Bin Talal, who is one of the world's richest men, has major [...]

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    Saudi women to be allowed into stadiums from 2018

Saudi women to be allowed into stadiums from 2018

Saudi women have won another right from their conservative male overlords. From next year, they will be allowed into three sports stadiums for the first time.The landmark move announced by the authorities on Sunday would open up the previously male-only venues to families.It was one of a raft of decisions announced by Turki Al-Asheikh, chairman of the General Sports Authority, [...]

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    Saudi Arabian women to drive cars — first time in history

Saudi Arabian women to drive cars — first time in history

For the first time in history, Saudi Arabian women have been granted the right to drive cars.According to the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), a royal order was issued for both men and women to be issued drivers’ licenses.Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June 2018."The royal decree will implement [...]

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    Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two pilgrims from Kano state have died during the 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia, the state pilgrims welfare board said.Nuhu Badamasi, the board's public relations officer, said on Thursday that the deceased who were males died in Makkah after performing their Hajj rites."The two pilgrims who lost their lives during this year’s Hajj died in Makkah after they performed the [...]

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    Katsina pilgrims reject accommodation in Saudi Arabia

Katsina pilgrims reject accommodation in Saudi Arabia

Some pilgrims from Katsina state have rejected the accommodation provided for them by the state pilgrims welfare board in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.According to NAN, the pilgrims numbering about 300 complained that the Dar al Sa’adatu wal Khair hotel lacked basic facilities for human habitation.Most of the rooms had no air conditions and adequate toilets, with as many as 15 people [...]

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    Saudi apologises over maltreatment of Nigerian pilgrims

Saudi apologises over maltreatment of Nigerian pilgrims

Saudi Arabia on Monday apologised to the federal government over the maltreatment of two Nigerian pilgrims by its security agents in Medina.Mohammad Albijawi, the deputy minister of hajj and umrah, gave the apology on behalf of the Royal leaders of the Kingdom when he visited the victims at Wefada Al Zahra Hotel on Al Salam Street Markazziya, in Medina.He expressed [...]

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    UAE to ‘produce’ next OPEC president — after Nigeria, Saudi

UAE to ‘produce’ next OPEC president — after Nigeria, Saudi

After Nigeria's Ibe Kachikwu and Saudi Arabia's Khalid Al-Falih, the United Arab Emirates will produce the next president of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).This was disclosed at the joint OPEC-Non-OPEC technical committee (JTC) held an extraordinary session in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, with some of the producing countries participating in the Declaration of Cooperation.The objective of the meetings [...]

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