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Eid-Al-Adha 2017: Significance And History Of ‘Festival Of Sacrifice’

Eid-Al-Adha 2017: Significance And History Of ‘Festival Of Sacrifice’

Islamic festival Eid al-Adha marks its beginning on 1st September 2017 on Friday and ends on 2nd September 2017 on Saturday. The festival signifies the end of this year’s Hajj and calling on Muslims to seek forgiveness from God. It is also known as the ‘festival of sacrifice’ as this festival celebrates the greatest act […]

Saudi Officials Apologise to Nigerian Pilgrims Maltreated at Madina Airport

The Saudi Government has apologized to two Nigerian pilgrims who were maltreated by security personnel at the Madina Airport. According to a report by PRNigeria, the Deputy Governor of Madina region, Sheikh Mohammad Albijawi tendered the apology when he visited the victims in their hotel. While assuring that the security officials will be sanctioned for […]

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Nigeria: 1,800 Intending Pilgrims From Gombe Already In Saudi Arabia For Hajj 2017

By Auwal Mohammad Gombe (Nigeria) — Gombe State Pilgrims Welfare Board says it has so far airlifted 1,800 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia since 1st August 2017. Gombe State leader of the delegation to the 2017 Muslims’ pilgrimage, Haruna Garba, who was briefing journalists said, 6 aircrafts were involved in the movement of the pilgrims to […]

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Nigeria: Gombe Cautions Intending Muslim Pilgrims Against Drug Peddling, Other Vices

Auwal Ahmad Gombe (Nigeria) – The Leader of Hajj Delegation (Amirul Hajj) of Gombe State, in northeast Nigeria, Senator Haruna Garba has warned intending pilgrims to Hajj, to desist from peddling drugs, kola nuts and other related offences, which have severe penalty in Saudi Arabia. Sen. Garba made the call Sunday while speaking at the […]

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Nigeria At Risks Of Losing Hajj Slots In Future, Group Warns 

Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organization, has called for mass enlightenment campaign to persuade intending pilgrims to register to enable Nigeria to utilize its 2017 Hajj seat allocation, saying, Nigeria risks losing its allocations quota in subsequent years if it refuses to fill up its 2017 Hajj seats quota. According to the group, “Nigeria […]

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Ramadan: Nigeria Declares Monday, Tuesday Ed-EL Fitr Public Holiday

Nigeria has declared Monday, 26th and Tuesday 27th June 2017 as Public Holiday to mark Id-El Fitr Celebration. Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection […]

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Despites Ban Of Activities In Some States, Shi’ites Insist On Arbaeen Trek Tuesday

By Longtong Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) — The Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shiite on Monday insisted that in spite of the incident that happened in Kano and the banned on their activities, it would go ahead to mark the annual Arbaeen trek in fulfillment of its religious activities across the country on Tuesday. […]

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Hajj 2016: Abide By Stone Throw Timing, Nigeria Tell Pilgrims

By Bashir Bello Makkah (Saudi Arabia) — To avert reoccurrence of stampede and prevent other unforeseen circumstances during the 2016 hajj exercise, Nigerian pilgrims have been called upon to abide by new arrangement of stone throw at Satan in the Jamrat. Makkah Coordinator of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Dr. Aliyu Tanko made the […]

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