Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "Saudi Arabia"

    ‘I could go to jail’ — Nicki Minaj reveals why she cancelled Saudi Arabia concert

‘I could go to jail’ — Nicki Minaj reveals why she cancelled Saudi Arabia concert

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    ‘Military smuggled Nigeria into OIC’ — CAN kicks against Buhari’s latest Saudi trip

‘Military smuggled Nigeria into OIC’ — CAN kicks against Buhari’s latest Saudi trip

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s attendance of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Saudi Arabia has fueled the speculations about the "Islamisation agenda" of his government.The Christian body described the trip as unconstitutional, saying Nigeria was “smuggled into OIC during the military”.Buhari departed for Saudi on Thursday, a day after his inauguration, to attend [...]

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    Buhari heading to Saudi Arabia for OIC summit

Buhari heading to Saudi Arabia for OIC summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Makkah, Saudi Arabia, to attend a summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Shehu said the 14th summit of the OIC billed for Friday would be hosted by Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, [...]

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    I can’t forgive those who set me up, says Nigerian who spent four months in Saudi prison

I can’t forgive those who set me up, says Nigerian who spent four months in Saudi prison

Ibrahim Abubakar, a Nigerian who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking, says he will never forgive those who planted hard drugs inside his bag.Abubakar was arrested and detained by the Saudi authorities on December 26 alongside Zainab Aliyu, a  22-year-old student of the Maitama Sule University, Kano, who was also arrested for the same offence.In an interview with [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari departs Saudi for Abuja

VIDEO: Buhari departs Saudi for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Abuja.The president was in Saudi to perform lesser hajj (Umrah) on the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and custodian of the two holy mosques.Buhari was accompanied by his wife and close personal aides.While in hajj, Buhari had a meeting with Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, Mamman Daura, [...]

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    Ahmed Musa wins Saudi league title with Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa wins Saudi league title with Al Nassr

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa has won the Saudi Arabia Professional Football League (SAPFL) title with Al Nassr, which recorded a 2-1 victory over Al Batin at the King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh.Musa featured for 62 minutes before he was substituted with Matheaus Petros on Thursday.Abderazak Hamed-Allah got Al Nassr ahead from the spot in the 26th minute.Zaid Ounalli leveled for Al [...]

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    ‘Thank God her case was taken seriously’ — Nigerians hail release of Zainab Aliyu

‘Thank God her case was taken seriously’ — Nigerians hail release of Zainab Aliyu

Nigerians have taken to social media to laud the federal government following the release of Zainab Aliyu, the lady who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking.Her detention in Saudi Arabia had stirred an outrage among Nigerians on social media who demanded that the federal government intervene and secure her release.The pressure for her release became intense since [...]

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    FULL LIST: ’23 Nigerians’ on death row in Saudi Arabia

FULL LIST: ’23 Nigerians’ on death row in Saudi Arabia

At least 23 Nigerians are on the death row in Saudi Arabia for "drug-related offences", The Nation is reporting.Citing a document, the newspaper said the Nigerians were convicted for contravening the narcotic and psychotropic substances control law, which is punishable by death.They were said to have been arrested between 2016 and 2017 at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince [...]

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    Saudi authorities ‘nab’ Nigerian with cocaine  — four days after execution of Kudirat Afolabi

Saudi authorities ‘nab’ Nigerian with cocaine — four days after execution of Kudirat Afolabi

Saheed Sobade, a Nigerian, has reportedly been nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, made this known while speaking at a programme on Arise Television on Friday.This comes a few days after Saudi authorities executed Kudirat Afolabi, another Nigerian, for drug-related offences."I have bad [...]

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    How Saudi officials wooed Nigerian doctors in Lagos, Abuja

How Saudi officials wooed Nigerian doctors in Lagos, Abuja

Sodiq Abubakar (not real name) was not going to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; it was prayers answered for him and he was ready to deploy all his resources to get the job. And so as early as 6:30am, he joined hundreds of other doctors outside the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, for the recruitment exercise being organised by [...]

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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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