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Hajj Stampede: 355 Nigerians Involved, 99 Dead, 214 Missing – NAHCON


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Thursday said 355 Nigerians were involved in the Mina Stampede, out of whom 99 were confirmed dead and 42 injured. More than 769 pilgrims from across the world lost their lives in the Sept. 24 stampede in one of the roads leading ... Read More »

75 Nigerians Now Confirmed Dead In Hajj Stampede


The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON), yesterday, said 11 more bodies of Nigerian pilgrims killed in a stampede during Hajj in Saudi Arabia have been identified. The development puts the total number of the dead at 75. The Public Relations Officer of NAHCON, Mallam Uba Mana, disclosed this to Vanguard in ... Read More »

Nigerian Pilgrims Killed In Saudi Crane Crash Buried In Mecca


Six Nigerian Pilgrims who died in the Sept. 11 crane crash in Mecca have been buried at the Holy land, Nigeria’s Consul-General to Saudi Arabia Ahmed Umar has said. Briefing newsmen in Jeddah, Umar said the bodies were buried on Sept. 18, in a “specially designated cemetery” in Mecca, where ... Read More »

15 Nigerian Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia


Information emerging from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) reveals that the country has lost at least 15 pilgrims participating in this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia. One of the pilgrims, from Lagos State, was said to have died in Mekkah on Thursday after he took ill. NAHCON’s Commissioner ... Read More »

Jigawa State Government Splashes N.9 Billion on 3,232 Intending Pilgrims


For a lot of intending Muslim pilgrims of Jigawa State origin, it is goin to be a dream come true as information has it that the Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board has paid over N900 million to the National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, for the 3,232 intending pilgrims this year. This ... Read More »