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States’ Pilgrim Boards mull 2020 Hajj deposits’ refund

The pilgrims welfare boards in States across Nigeria have begun plan to refund deposits made by intending pilgrims who could not attend 2020 Hajj due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, who confirmed this also approved the setting up of a Committee to refund Hajj deposits to the affected intending […]

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COVID-19: 1,000 pilgrims perform historic Hajj

About 1,000 Muslim faithful, in a peculiar way, performed the 2020 Hajj rites, which reached its peak today. Worshipers observed the first rituals of an historic Hajj on Wednesday, with around 1,000 pilgrims adhering to “safety bubbles” and social distancing measures over fears of the coronavirus. While the Hajj typically features large crowds crammed around […]

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1,000 Muslims’ll perform 2020 Hajj, Saudi insists

…declares Friday July 31 Eid-el-Kabir Day Saudi Arabia has insisted that only 1000 pilgrims within the Kingdom would perform this year’s hajj. This decision was due to the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the World. The Kingdom’s Supreme Court has also announced that Friday, July 31, will be the first day of Eid Al Adha. The court […]

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Hajj 2020: No refunds for Oyo intending pilgrims –Govt

Intending pilgrims who have deposited into the account of the Oyo State Pilgrims’ Welfare Board will not get a refund. The Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim wing), which declared this asked all intending pilgrims who made deposits with it for this year’s disrupted hajj to rest assured that their deposits are safe for activation for the […]

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95,000 Nigerian Hajj pilgrims to wait till 2021

95,000 pilgrims from Nigeria will now have to wait till 2021 to perform Hajj as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has finaly announced no participation in this year’s hajj rites for non-resident foreigners. The Kingdom has earlier given the 95,000 quota for Nigeria. The new decision has, however, attracted eulogies for Saudi Arabia from across the […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria awaits directive as six nations pull out of 2020 Hajj

Nigeria is considering a lot of factors including awaiting a declaration from Saudi Arabia before its decision on participation in 2020 Hajj operations. This came as at least six countries have so far decided not to send pilgrims to this year’s Hajj, the greatest pilgrimage for the Muslims, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The […]