Tag: Saudi Arabia

Naira Value Forces Nigerian Pilgrims In Saudi Arabia To Cut Down On Spending

Many Nigerian pilgrims currently in Saudi Arabia for this year’s pilgrimage say they have cut down on their spending following the fall in the value of the Naira. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a number of the pilgrims interviewed in Medinah said they have[Read More…]

NDLEA Arrests Pilgrim At Abuja Airport On Her Way To Medina, Saudi Arabia

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 55-year old female pilgrim, Mrs. Binuyo Basira Iyabo who was on her way to Medina, Saudi Arabia to perform the annual pilgrimage. Iyabo tested positive to narcotic ingestion at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. NDLEA said she was[Read More…]

“I Promise You Better Days Ahead” – Buhari Assures Nigerians

President Mohammadu has, again, appealed to Nigerians to be patient with his government in the face of the harsh economic realities of the present time, assuring that there were better days ahead. He also condemned the suicide bombing that occurred on Monday in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. The President said he[Read More…]

Kogi State Governor Stranded In Kano Over Holding Expired Visa To Travel To Saudi Arabia

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s trip to Saudi Arabia for a lesser hajj on Wednesday evening was aborted at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, as his travel visa had expired. The governor had boarded the Saudi Arabia bound aircraft and sat on his reserved seat while his aides were busy[Read More…]

From Saudi Arabia, Buhari Jets To Qatar

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Saudi Arabia today to begin an official visit to the State of Qatar, the second leg of his Middle East tour. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will hold talks with the Nigerian President on bilateral relations and issues of joint interest, the Qatar News[Read More…]

Buhari In Saudi Arabia Tactically Rejects Invitation To Join Coalition of Islamic States

President Muhammadu Buhari has tactically rejected an invitation by Saudi Arabia to join the Coalition of Islamic States against Terror. Buhari, who is on a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, told his host ?and ruler of Saudi Arabia. King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz, ?that rather than joining the coalition,[Read More…]

Governors of Zamfara, Borno, Osun, Ogun And Katsina Were In Riyadh Airport To Welcome Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday arrived Riyadh to commence a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The president’s plane landed at the Royal Terminal of King Abdel International Airport, Riyadh at about 8 p.m. (local time). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari was received on arrival by[Read More…]

Again The Junketing President Buhari Jets To Saudi Arabia, Qatar

President Muhammadu Buhari is to begin a week-long official visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar from 22 February, 2016, according to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina on Sunday. The President is to be accompanied by a high-powered Federal Government delegation, including the Minister of State (Petroleum) and Group[Read More…]

Stomach Infrastructure: El-Rufai Sends N20m Gift To Kaduna Pilgrims In Saudi Arabia

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has sent the sum of N20million as Eid-el-Kabir Sallah gift to the 5,710 Kaduna State Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. Each of the 5,710 pilgrim who came for the 2015 Hajj exercise under Kaduna State got 50 Saudi Riyals, which is equivalent to N3,500[Read More…]

2 Appeal Court Judges, Taraba Emir & 7 Family Members Killed As 100 Nigerians Feared Dead In Mecca Stampede

Two judges of the Court of Appeal, Justices Abdulkadir Jega and Musa Hassan Alkali, have been confirmed dead in the tragedy in Mecca last Thursday in which some 769 persons died. Daily Trust Newspaper reports that the death of these two eminent jurists were confirmed on Sunday by several sources in[Read More…]