2017 hajj

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    Metro Nigerian Pilgrim Dies in Mecca

    A female Muslim pilgrim from Igala-mela local government area of Kogi state, Hajiya Asmau Iyawo Abdullahi has died of an illness while performing this year's hajj in Mecca. The state’s Hajj Commission chairman, Shiekh Lukman Abdullahi Imam, who announced the death while giving an update of...
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    Metro Nigerian Pilgrims In Saudi Arabia Hit By Various Ailments

    Nigerians pilgrims quartered at a hajj camp in Saudi Arabia have reportedly been hit by various ailments and have no relief in sight, following non-provision of medical facilities by the National Hajj Commission (NAHCO), SaharaReporters' reports. Sources in the camp told them NAHCO officials...
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    Metro Hajj Pilgrim Dies While Boarding Plane in Sokoto

    An intending pilgrim from Sokoto State, Inno Mu’azu has died at Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto. Aged 56, he is said to have died while boarding a plane to Saudi Arabia Thursday evening. The Public Relation Officer of the State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Faruk Umar...
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    Metro NDLEA Nabs Woman Going For Hajj With 32 Wraps of Cocaine

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it arrested a 54-year-old single mother of four at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos with 32 wraps of cocaine. The suspect, identified as Owolabi Oluwayemisi Modinat was apprehended during the outward screening...