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Nigerian Pilgrims’ Return Flight Begins With Lagos, Katsina

Nigerian Pilgrims’ Return Flight Begins With Lagos, Katsina

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Saturday began the transportation of Nigerians who performed the 2019 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia back to Nigeria with 432 pilgrims from Lagos state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Lagos pilgrims departed the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah at about 3:00 p.m. […]

Hajj 2019: 2 Million Muslims Approach Holy Site In Saudi Arabia

  About two million Muslims from around the world on Friday began heading to a holy site in Saudi Arabia, marking the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Islam’s largest gathering. The pilgrims, including 1.8 million from outside the monarchy, were being transported by bus to the desert valley of Mina, around seven kilometres from […]

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Best Services Await Nigerian Intending Pilgrims In Saudi Arabia – Hajj Commission

  The Madina Coordinator for the 2019 Hajj, Alhaji Ahmed Maigari has reiterated the commitment of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in ensuring that 2019 Nigerian Pilgrims enjoy best services. Maigari gave the assurance at a meeting with the various service providers in Madinah in preparation for the kick-off of the 2019 Hajj. […]

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Almajiri Phenomenon In Northern Nigeria, Burden Of Society  – Muslim Group

    Worried by the challenges posed by the presence of almajiris in northern Nigeria, a group, Women In Da’awah wants an urgent solution to the ugly trend. At a news conference in Kaduna on Thursday as part of its Annual National Conference scheduled for this weekend, the National President of the organization, Maryam Idris […]

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Security In Nigeria Deteriorating — JNI…calls For Fervent Prayers.

By Joseph Edegbo: A religious body in Nigeria, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI has called for the restoration of peace, security and stability in the country. A statement by the Secretary General of JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu and made available to AFRICA PRIME NEWS said the prayers had become necessary in view of the deteriorating  […]

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Nigeria: Jigawa Council Increases Allowances Of Friday Mosque Clerics From N500 To N2000

  Kirikasamma Local Government Council in Jigawa on Tuesday announced 150 per cent increase in monthly allowances of clerics presiding over Friday congregation prayers in mosques across the local government area. Chairman of the council, Salisu Garba-Kubayo, announced the increase from the previous N500 to N2000 while presenting relief materials to community leaders and clerics […]

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Ramadan: Pray For Peace, Stability in Nigeria, Dogara Urges Muslims

As the Muslim Ummah all over the world begin the Ramadan fast, Speaker of Nigeria House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged the faithful in Nigeria to use the period to pray for peace, unity, security, socio-economic development and political stability of  the country. In a statement to mark the commencement of this year’s Ramadan, […]

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Ramadan Fasting Begins Thursday, Saudi Authority Says

  Saudi Arabia said that the Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday across the globe, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.   The new moon of Ramadan was not spotted on Tuesday evening and Wednesday will mark the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban, SPA said, citing religious authorities in […]

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