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NAHCON concludes airlift of 2019 Hajj pilgrims ahead of schedule

NAHCON concludes airlift of 2019 Hajj pilgrims ahead of schedule The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has officially concluded the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims for 2019 Hajj operations, with its last flight NGL 2124 Max Air, back to Nigeria. The Commission in a statement on Thursday by its spokesman, Fatima Sanda Usara, expressed gratitude to the Almighty for facilitating the...... more

Many dead in Shia Ashura stampede

Many dead in Shia Ashura stampede At least 31 people have been killed in a stampede during commemorations for the Shia holy day of Ashura in the Iraqi city of Karbala, officials say. A health ministry spokesman said another 100 people were injured and warned that the death toll could rise. The stampede reportedly occurred when a...... more

Ashura: Police opened fire, killed three Shiites during procession — IMN •It’s not true, says Police Spokesman

Ashura: Police opened fire, killed three Shiites during procession — IMN •It’s not true, says Police Spokesman The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has alleged that the police killed three of its members during their annual Ashura procession in Kaduna on Tuesday. The group had defied yesterday’s warning by the Kaduna state police command against embarking on the procession, by coming out in their large numbers to mark the...... more

Four Nigerian pilgrims to remain in Saudi hospitals

Four Nigerian pilgrims to remain in Saudi hospitals Four Nigerian pilgrims hospitalised in Saudi hospitals are expected to remain beyond the completion of airlift of the 2019 hajj pilgrimage. News Express reports that 20 Nigerian pilgrims died during the just-concluded hajj exercise. Speaking on the four hospitalised pilgrims, Commissioner in charge of Health matters at the National Hajj Commission...... more

TB Joshua ‘free to join CAN’

TB Joshua ‘free to join CAN’ The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that nothing forbids the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) founded by Prophet T.B Joshua from joining the association, if it so wishes. The Secretary to Lagos State CAN, Mr. Israel Akinnadewo, disclosed this in an interview with THISDAY yesterday, saying it was...... more

The distortion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Nigeria, By Tochukwu Ezukanma

The distortion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Nigeria, By Tochukwu Ezukanma Frazzled by the power politics, financial dishonesty and lechery that pervade many of the one-man owned Pentecostal churches, I disengaged from my last church. I have since not been a member of any church; I visit any church of my choice every Sunday. This has taken me to both the older...... more

2019 Hajj: Kaduna completes return airlift of 3,544 pilgrims

2019 Hajj: Kaduna completes return airlift of 3,544 pilgrims The return airlift of pilgrims that performed the 2019 hajj from Kaduna State has been completed. The last batch of Kaduna State Pilgrims that performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia returned home Saturday, signifying the end of the airlift from Saudi Arabia. A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer...... more

Pastor dies of starvation while observing 30 days fast

Pastor dies of starvation while observing 30 days fast A pastor identified as Brighton Samajomba has reportedly died of starvation 10 days before the end of his annual 30-day fasting programme. Samajomba, Zambian and 37, of “Heaven Is My Home” in Solwezi, Northwest area of Zambia, was reportedly found dead by his wife in the early hours of the 20th...... more

NAHCON gives cash assistance to stranded pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

NAHCON gives cash assistance to stranded pilgrims in Saudi Arabia The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has distributed monetary assistance to stranded Nigerian International pilgrims to ease their suffering in Saudi Arabia. The pilgrims from different travel agencies were passengers of Skypower Express Airways. The aggrieved stranded pilgrims who ran out of patience with their agents had stormed the NAHCON...... more

AbdulRazaq greets Muslims at Hijrah, urges selfless service

AbdulRazaq greets Muslims at Hijrah, urges selfless service Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Saturday felicitated with Muslim communities worldwide on the Islamic New Year (Hijra 1441), calling on the faithful, especially in Kwara, to reflect on the spiritual, historical and contextual meanings of Hijrah and how that relates to the state. “The Hijrah remains an evergreen and historic...... more

Jehovah’s Witnesses explore power of love as 2019 Convention kicks off

Jehovah’s Witnesses explore power of love as 2019 Convention kicks off Love is the focal point of this year’s conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses holding in several cities across Nigeria. In the country’s South West, the convention series start this Friday, August 30, at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ota and Daluwon, both in Ogun State. Conventions will also be held...... more

Rivers Government did not demolish mosque but only stopped the building at foundation stage — Governor Wike

Rivers Government did not demolish mosque but only stopped the building at foundation stage — Governor Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described as unfortunate the false Information being circulated that the State Government demolished a mosque in Port Harcourt, saying that the false report was planted by mischief makers to create disaffection. Addressing journalists at the location on Biambo Street Off, School Road by Mami...... more

NAHCON hails Saudi King over successful hosting of Hajj 2019 despite WHO warning

NAHCON hails Saudi King over successful hosting of Hajj 2019 despite WHO warning The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commended the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bn Abdulaziz Al Saudi, for his passion, commitment and personal supervision of this year’s Hajj exercise to ensure that the guests of Allah get the best treatment and care possible. This is despite...... more

God gave me the MFM vision as a tenant in one-room apartment — Olukoya

God gave me the MFM vision as a tenant in one-room apartment — Olukoya Founder of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, said today that God gave him the vision to start the church when he was living in a one-room apartment. ‎Olukoya, who is now General Overseer, MFM Ministries (Worldwide), made the disclosure during the church’s 30th year anniversary...... more

MFM’s 30th Anniversary Convention kicks off at Prayer City

MFM’s 30th Anniversary Convention kicks off at Prayer City The special international convention to mark the 30th anniversary of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) kicked off on Friday evening at the church’s popular Prayer City along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State. Already worshippers, in their thousands from all over the world, who had arrived for the convention, which begins...... more

Saudi kick-starts preparations for Hajj 2020

Saudi kick-starts preparations for Hajj 2020 Hajj 2020 will be either on July 27 or 28, 2020 corresponding to 10th of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin, on Thursday announced the launch of preparations for the Hajj. The minister made the announcement during a ceremony held...... more

Hajj: First batch of Kaduna pilgrims return from Saudi Arabia

Hajj: First batch of Kaduna pilgrims return from Saudi Arabia The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSMPWB) has commenced the airlift of pilgrims back home from the Holy land, Saudi Arabia. A statement on Friday by KSMPWB Public Relations Officer, Yunusa M. Abdullahi, said the return journey started after successful completion of Hajj rites by pilgrims from the state. “The...... more

Ex-Perm Sec dies performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia

Ex-Perm Sec dies performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia It was shock as a former permanent secretary in Bauchi State, Ado Santuraki Pali, died while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Pali’s demise was disclosed in a media statement by the Information Officer, Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mohammed Yunusa. The deceased who hailed from Pali district in Alkaleri Local...... more

Hajj: Pilgrims’ security a top priority, says Minister

Hajj: Pilgrims’ security a top priority, says Minister  The Saudi Ministry of Defence puts the security of pilgrims at the top of its priority to ease the performance of Hajj rites in Mina, Arafat, the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madina. The Saudi Minister of Media, Mr Turki Al-Shabana, stated this at a farewell dinner organised on Wednesday...... more

Indonesian Ambassador celebrates Eid Adha in Fulani village •Slaughters cow, distributes food items

Indonesian Ambassador celebrates Eid Adha in Fulani village •Slaughters cow, distributes food items Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, AVM (Rtd) Dr. H. Usra Hendra Harahap, and his spouse, Ibu Hj. Umrotien Zunaeny Harahap, celebrated Eid Adha in Rugga Fulani village, Lower Usman Dam in the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The Ambassador, who was also accompanied by the entire embassy staff, said...... more

Hajj: Saudi to receive prototype of new Mina by 2020 — Makkah Gov

Hajj: Saudi to receive prototype of new Mina by 2020 — Makkah Gov The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to have the prototype of a new Mina in 2020, Khalid Bin Faisal All Saud, Governor of Makkah, has said. He made the disclosure at a press conference on Tuesday in Mina, Saudi Arabia. While responding to questions by journalists on likely increase in quota...... more

Hajj: Nigeria loses 9 pilgrims

Hajj: Nigeria loses 9 pilgrims The number of Nigerian pilgrims that died while performing the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia has risen to nine, the Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Dr. Ibrahim Kana, has announced. Kana made the announcement in Muna while briefing journalists on activities of the medical team of NAHCON for the...... more

Gowon leads national prayer rally for Nigeria

Gowon leads national prayer rally for Nigeria  Former Military Head of State as well as the Convener and Chairman of “Nigeria Prays,” Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Sunday, led other Christian leaders to Osogbo, in Osun State, for a day’s national prayer rally for the country. The prayer rally was held at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Osogbo. It...... more

Okowa to Christians: Win souls for Christ through your actions

Okowa to Christians: Win souls for Christ through your actions Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Christians to win souls for Christ through their actions. He made the call on Sunday (August 11, 2019) while speaking at the second Mega Convention cum Dedication of a seven-floor Prayer Tower at Church of God Mission International, Benin City, Edo. Okowa said:...... more

Eid: AbdulRazaq says Kwara’s peace will drive development

Eid: AbdulRazaq says Kwara’s peace will drive development Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has appealed to Kwarans to sustain the tempo of peace existing in the state for overall development. Speaking at the Ilorin praying on Sunday, the governor said the prevailing peace would attract investment and socioeconomic development. AbdulRazaq, who was represented by his Chief of Staff Adisa...... more

2.5m pilgrims pelt ‘devil’ with stones as final Hajj ritual

2.5m pilgrims pelt ‘devil’ with stones as final Hajj ritual Since the dawn of the first day of Eid al-Adha, masses of Hajj pilgrims began the ritual of throwing pebbles at Mina holy site by throwing seven consecutive pebbles at a special stone monument called “Jamrat Al-Aqabah”. The movement of pilgrims was smooth as per the pre-prepared plan, the Saudi Press...... more

Eid-el-Kabir: Okowa felicitates with Muslims, urges prayers for Nigeria

Eid-el-Kabir: Okowa felicitates with Muslims, urges prayers for Nigeria Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has felicitated with Nigerian Muslims as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir. He urged the Islamic faithful to emulate the Holy Prophet Mohammed by imbibing the ideals of sacrifice exemplified by the prophet. Okowa, in a Sallah message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Sunday in...... more

Remember purpose of Eid-el-Kabir, Senate President Lawan urges Muslim faithful

Remember purpose of Eid-el-Kabir, Senate President Lawan urges Muslim faithful The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerians, particularly the Muslim faithful, as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. The Senate President, in a Sallah message released on Saturday by his Media Adviser, Ola Awoniyi, also congratulated all Muslims who have joined their brothers and sisters from...... more

Hajj: Mina now upgraded as a modern city to receive 2 million pilgrims — Saudi Government

Hajj: Mina now upgraded as a modern city to receive 2 million pilgrims — Saudi Government Mina is now a modern city ready to receive over 1.8 million pilgrims for the Hajj, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said. It disclosed that 350,000 fully air conditioned tents have been provided for pilgrims in Mina. Spokesperson of the Ministry, Mr. Hatin Gabi, assured at a press...... more

Hajj 2019: Saudis deploy medical robots, 50,000 health employees

Hajj 2019: Saudis deploy medical robots, 50,000 health employees  The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has deployed 50,000 male and female health employees and dedicated 25 hospitals equipped with advanced medical facilities for use by the over 1.8 million pilgrims performing this year’s Hajj. Spokesperson of the ministry, Mr. Mohammed, disclosed this while speaking at a...... more

 

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