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3 Nigerian Pilgrims Die in Saudi- Arabia

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON has recorded 3 deaths out of 41,191 Nigerian pilgrims that participated in this year’s Hajj in Saudi- Arabia.  NAHCON’s Head of Medical team, Dr Usman Galadima stated this in Makkah while presenting the report of the medical committee during the Post- Arafat Stakeholders’ meeting. He said the affected Continue Reading
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1,150 Nigerians Miss 2022 Hajj

One thousand, one hundred and fifty [1,150], intending pilgrims from Nigeria have missed this year’s Hajj exercise. The breakdown of the affected intending pilgrims shows that the private tour operators sector has the highest with 740 followed by Kano State with 700. Others are Plateau State with 91 intending pilgrims while Bauchi State has nine […]Continue Reading
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Hajj: Saudi Authority Extends Airlift Window

The Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation has extended the deadline for airlifting Nigerians to this year’s hajj to July 6. Concerns have been raised regarding the commission’s ability to convey all pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The extension was necessitated by flight cancellations and delays caused by inability to secure Basic Travel Allowances (BTAs), insufficient […]Continue Reading
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Pilgrims: NAHCON Commends Saudi Authorities

The Saudi authorities have been commended over their special consideration and concessions to ease this year’s Hajj exercise for Nigerian Pilgrims. The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad made the commendation in his opening remarks at the Pre-Arafat stakeholders meeting in Makkah. He outlined some of the Continue Reading