Tag: Pilgrimage

Covid-19: Saudi Arabia bars travelers from Nigeria, others for 2021 Hajj

Saudi Arabia has barred travellers from Nigeria and other countries from performing 2021 Hajj over coronavirus concerns. This is as Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it will allow 60,000 vaccinated residents of the kingdom to perform the annual hajj. The hajj ministry said this year’s pilgrimage would be “open for nationals[Read More…]

Kaduna Governor, El-rufai Cancels Sponsorship Of Pilgrimages To Mecca, Jerusalem

Nasiru el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says his administration has stopped sponsorship of pilgrimages while slashing overhead costs by 60 per cent as part of measures to rescue the state from its precarious financial situation. In a broadcast to the people of the state, el-Rufai said Kaduna was broke and[Read More…]

Jonathan, Bishop Oyedepo, Oritsejafor Arrive Jerusalem For Pilgrimage

President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday for a two-day pilgrimage to Israel. According to the president’s itinerary, he will observe the Sabbath Day on Saturday at the Wailing Wall, where he will pray privately before going to Mount Tabor and Mount Carmel. Jonathan will also visit some other[Read More…]

Jonathan To Pray For Nigeria In Jerusalem

President Goodluck Jonathan will during his two day visit to Jerusalem pray for Nigeria. The President departed Lagos on Friday and  arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday for the two-day pilgrimage. Jonathan will visit some other Christian holy sites during the pilgrimage and will observe the Jewish Sabbath on Saturday at[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan Leaves For Pilgrimage To Israel On Friday

President Goodluck Jonathan will depart Lagos on Friday to undertake a brief pilgrimage to Israel. The President, who will be accompanied by the Chaplain of the Presidential Villa, Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba, and his principal aides will, in addition to visiting Christian Holy sites, join other Nigerian pilgrims in a prayer[Read More…]

10 Nigerian Pilgrims Die In Mecca – Hajj Commission

Ten Nigerians in Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic hajj rites have been confirmed dead, the Coordinator of the National Hajj Commission in Mecca, Aliyu Tanko, said on Monday. Mr. Tanko said at least 50,000 Nigerian pilgrims have so far arrived Mecca with virtually all them having performed the Umrah[Read More…]

CONFAB Delegates Ask Government To Stop Funding Pilgrimage

Delegates at the National Conference disagreed with  a clause in the recommendations of its Standing Committee on Religion on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that an amendment sought by Chief Olushola Akanmode for the scrapping of pilgrims boards, sharply divided delegates and consequently aborted conference proceedings. Akanmode[Read More…]