Tag: Hajj

Breaking: Only 60,000 persons to be allowed for 2021 Hajj

Saudi Arabia has announced that only 60,000 pilgrims in total from across the world will perform Hajj rites for this year 2021/1442. In 2020, Hajj that usually sees over 2.5 million Muslims travel to Makkah from across the world was curtailed for the first time in modern history to allow[Read More…]

Kebbi state will refund all Hajj deposits

The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu has set up a  committee to refund Hajj deposits to intending pilgrims who could not travel to Saudi Arabia for the 2020 exercise. The Special Adviser to the governor on Media, Mr Yahaya Sarki, said this in a statement in Birnin Kebbi, the[Read More…]

Veteran Nigerian Journalist Bilikisu Yusuf Dies In Hajj Stampede

Veteran journalist Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf has been confirmed dead in Thursday’s deadly stampede at the Jamarat Bridge outside Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Over 700 pilgrims died in the incident, while another 863 were injured as the pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj’s last major rite. It is the deadliest incident[Read More…]

Buhari Has Announced The Cancelation Of Govt Delegation To Hajj In Saudi Arabia

In his bid to cut cost of governments, President Mohammadu Buhari has announced that there would be no federal government delegation for this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia. He however stated that the government shall play its traditional roles of providing consular, medical and security services to Nigerian pilgrims. With[Read More…]