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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 perform at least once in a lifetime. In a statement on Monday, Saudi ministry of hajj and umrah said the decision was taken to curb the spread of COVID-19. Saudi Arabia has confirmed [...]

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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 in hajj. He made this known at a conference hosted by the Association of Hajj and Umrah Operators of Nigeria, which held via Zoom, and had as its theme, "The Future [...]

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    Saudi Arabia fixes May 31 for reopening of mosques outside Mecca

Saudi Arabia fixes May 31 for reopening of mosques outside Mecca

The Saudi Arabian government says it will reopen mosques outside the city of Mecca from May 31. Mosques across the kingdom had been shut to limit the spread of coronavirus. The interior ministry, on Tuesday, said prayers will now be allowed to resume in all mosques outside Mecca from May 31. It said the country will end its nationwide coronavirus curfew on June [...]

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    292 Nigerians have been evacuated from Saudi Arabia, says Onyeama

292 Nigerians have been evacuated from Saudi Arabia, says Onyeama

Two hundred and ninety-two Nigerians evacuated from Saudi Arabia have arrived in the federal capital territory (FCT). In a tweet on Wednesday, Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, said the evacuees arrived in the nation's capital on Tuesday. Onyeama said the Saudi Arabia government facilitated their transportation to Abuja, and that a large number of the evacuees are nursing mothers and children. According [...]

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    COVID-19: Saudi Arabia triples VAT, suspends cost of living allowance

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia triples VAT, suspends cost of living allowance

Saudi Arabia has increased its rate of value-added tax by three-fold from 5% to 15%. According to the country's news agency, the government would also suspend the cost of living allowance from June 1. Mohammad Aljadaan (pictured), Saudi Arabia's minister of finance and acting minister of economy and planning, said on Monday that the measures were necessary to "overcome the unprecedented financial [...]

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    Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for minors

Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for minors

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    Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging as a form of punishment

Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging as a form of punishment

The Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia says  flogging as a form of punishment has been abolished in the kingdom. The country's supreme court said the move is part of efforts to bring the kingdom into line with international human rights norms, according to RTE. The court said the reform is being undertaken by King Salman and Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince and [...]

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    Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia says Ramadan evening prayers won’t hold in Holy Mosques

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia says Ramadan evening prayers won’t hold in Holy Mosques

Saudi Arabia says the Taraweeh prayers will not hold in the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina during the Ramadan. Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, is expected to begin on April 23. In Islam, Taraweeh prayers are very important and  rewarding during the holy month. But Saudi's ministry of Islamic affairs, Dawah and guidance, said the suspension of the important prayer during [...]

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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 Abdan, Saudi ambassador to Senegal, disclosed this during a press conference. There are concerns that the continued spread of coronavirus may cause the country to suspend the pilgrimage for the year, a move that has been described as unprecedented. The hajj rites for [...]

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    Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends congregational prayers

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends congregational prayers

Saudi Arabia has suspended congregational prayers to tackle the spread of coronavirus. The country's council of senior scholars said the decision was reached at a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday. It also said only the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina would be made available for congregational prayers. The scholars said they agreed "to issue a fatwa stopping the Friday and congregational prayers [...]

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    Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends travel from 50 countries

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends travel from 50 countries

The Saudi Arabian government has announced the suspension of travel from 50 countries in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The country's ministry of interior disclosed this in a statement on Thursday -- after the number of coronavirus cases in the country jumped to 45. The travel restriction list includes nine countries from the Middle East and North African region, [...]

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    FG secures release of Nigerian held in Saudi Arabia for ‘drug trafficking’

FG secures release of Nigerian held in Saudi Arabia for ‘drug trafficking’

Ibrahim Abubakar, an indigene of Zamfara incarcerated in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking, has been released. Jonah Achema, head of public affairs, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, in Abuja. Achema said Abubakar was released following proof from a series of investigations the NDLEA presented to the Saudi authorities. He said the victim, who had been [...]

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    Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends visa for lesser hajj

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends visa for lesser hajj

Saudi Arabia has suspended the issuance of visa to pilgrims wishing to perform Umrah (lesser hajj) over fears of coronavirus. The foreign ministry made the announcement on Thursday via a tweet. Umrah is a pilgrimage performed by Muslims at any time of the year. The country also suspended the issuance of tourist visa to residents of countries where the virus is a "danger". The [...]

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    FG secures release of Nigerian placed on death row in Saudi

FG secures release of Nigerian placed on death row in Saudi

Ibrahim Ibrahim (pictured left), an indigene of Zamfara state who was placed on death row in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced this in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, NIDCOM's head of media and public relations, Ibrahim, a cleric, fell victim to a drug-trafficking syndicate when he travelled to [...]

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    Saudi Arabia ambassador to Nigeria dies in sleep

Saudi Arabia ambassador to Nigeria dies in sleep

Adnan Bostaji, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Nigeria, is dead. His death was announced in a statement issued by the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria on Tuesday. The statement said the envoy died in his sleep. He was reportedly confirmed dead at a Turkish hospital in Abuja. “With the deepest sense of sadness and complete submission to the Will of Allah, the Royal [...]

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    Buhari asks Malami to wade in as Saudi places Nigerian cleric on death row

Buhari asks Malami to wade in as Saudi places Nigerian cleric on death row

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to handle the case of Ibrahim Ibrahim, a Nigerian cleric on death row in Saudi Arabia. Buhari gave the directive after Bello Mutawalle, governor of Zamfara, prevailed on him to see to the release of Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara. According to a statement by Zailani Bappa, media aide to Mutawalle, [...]

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