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    Metro How Hajj Commission Extorted N1.6bn From 2016 Pilgrims

    The member representing Kano Municipal Constituency of Kano State, Hon. Danburam Abubakar Nuhu has revealed how the National Hajj Commission is extorting money from pilgrims. Hon. Nuhu disclosed that pilgrims were meant to wear a hand band at the course of their pilgrimage in Holy land, but...
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    World Trouble as Saudi Arabia Arrests 3 Nigerian Pilgrims For Trafficking Cocaine

    The Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested three pilgrims from Kwara for alleged possession of substance suspected to be cocaine. Hajia Fatima Abolore-Jimoh, the Executive Secretary, Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday from Saudi Arabia in a telephone...
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    Metro Saudi Arabia Approves 3 Nigerian Airlines for 2016 Pilgrimage, Disqualifies 3

    The Saudi Arabia Aviation Authorities has disqualified three Nigerian carriers from airlifting pilgrims to their country for the 2016 Hajj. Speaking on the development, the Head of Aviation, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Mohammadu Goni, said the disqualified airlines are...
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    World 2016 Hajj: Saudi Govt Lists Items Nigerian Pilgrims Must Not Bring Into Country

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) recently said it was in receipt of a circular from the Government of Saudi Arabia prohibiting the importation of kola nuts, popularly called “goro”, “obi” in hausa and yoruba parlance into the Kingdom during the 2016 Hajj. The commission said...
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    Metro FG Approves 6 Air Carriers For 2016 Hajj Operation

    The Federal Government has approved six air carriers to transport intending pilgrims for the 2016 hajj operation, a statement said in Abuja on Tuesday. The statement, issued by Alhaji Uba Mana, Head of Media of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), said the carriers included a...