Monday, 29th May 2023

The hajj: then and now

Mask-clad Muslim pilgrims begin the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage. The hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime, is usually one of the world's largest religious gatherings.


9 Apr 2019
Nigerian Senate queries shortchanging of Hajj pilgrims by travel agents.
11 Apr 2019
Why we banned persons below 40 from pilgrimage - Nigeria's Hajj Commission
13 Apr 2019
How we smashed human trafficking racket during pilgrimage - Nigeria’s Hajj Commission
1 Jul 2019
NAHCOM reduces 2019 Hajj fare.
29 Jan 2020
Asian markets fall again on fears of widening economic fallout as the Chinese coronavirus spreads.
30 Jan 2020
With deaths arising from the coronavirus outbreak in China rising to 132, and 19 other countries recording cases, Nigeria’s Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission took a huge step towards preventing the spread of the deadly virus when its operatives sealed a Chinese-owned supermarket filled with animal products with expired dates and irregular shelf life.⁣⁣
28 Feb 2020
28 Feb 2020
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured residents of the state, that his government has put everything in place to ensure effective management of Coronavirus outbreak and to prevent it from spreading to other parts and people.
3 Mar 2020
Nigeria has reported the first case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. The person in question is an Italian citizen who flew in from Milan. Next, Cameroon's ruling party has obtained a majority in parliament following a contentious election in early February. And Congolese singer Fally Ipupa's concert in Paris prompts rallies as protesters accuse him of being a sympathiser of former president Joseph Kabila and set fires near a train station in the city centre.
10 Mar 2020
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12 Mar 2020
The World Health Organization has labeled the Coronavirus as a pandemic, this as more cases are confirmed across Africa. Our correspondent in South Africa gave us the latest on how the government is preparing for the outbreak there. Several women were coerced into sterilisatoin at health care centers in South Africa, many has been diagnosed as HIV-positive. Finally, women in Angola are bearing the brunt of climate change as they often find themselves having to support the family during droughts in rural
16 Mar 2020
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