550 returning pilgrims escape death in Niger

NO fewer than 550 returning Niger State pilgrims who performed this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia escaped death at the Minna International airport when the airline that brought them back to the country almost crash-landed. The incident occurred around 5am today (Saturday) according to a source at the airport. It was learnt that the aircraft […]

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Governor of Kano State declares Monday work-free to mark Islamic New Year

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has  declared Monday 2nd Muharram 1441 AH (2nd September 2019) as Work -Free day in the State. A statement signed by Abba Wada Waziri, Permanent secretary Establishment, for Head of Service, explained that the holiday was in commemoration of the new Islamic calendar marking the 1st Day of Muharram […]

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Bangladeshi women no longer required to say whether they are virgins on marriage certificate

Women in Bangladesh are no longer required to declare if they are virgins on marriage registration forms, the country’s top court has ruled. In the Muslim-majority country, a bride had to state if they were divorced, a widow or “kumari”, a Bengali word meaning “virgin”, on their marriage deed, or “Kabinnama”.  The high court ordered that “virgin” […]

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2,000 Katsina pilgrims return from Saudi Arabia ― Official

At least 2,000 pilgrims from Katsina State have returned home after performing the 2019 Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, according to an official. Alh. Ahmed Mohammed, the Chairman of the Katsina Pilgrims Reception committee disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina on Saturday. Mohammed said that the pilgrims arrived in Katsina in […]

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Lagos Pilgrim Dies during Hajj Devil Stoning Ritual

lawale Ajimotokan in Mina, Saudi Arabia A middle aged woman pilgrim from Lagos State, slumped and died in the early hours of Sunday morning in Mecca. She reportedly died during the devil stoning ritual at Jamarat Aqaba, outside Mina. Sources attributed her death to exhaustion as the patient was known to be hypertensive. It was […]

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Sultan declares Tuesday Eid-el-fitr day

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Tuesday June 4, as the Eid-el-Fitr day marking the end of Ramadan fast. The Sultan announced the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal in a radio and television broadcast in Sokoto on Monday. Abubakar said that the new moon was sighted in Kaduna, Kebbi, […]

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