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HAJJ Stampede: 54 Nigerians Confirmed Dead

HAJJ Stampede: 54 Nigerians Confirmed Dead

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed that 54 Nigerians died during last Thursday’s Hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia. This was disclosed by Alhaji Abdullahi Mukhtar, Chairman, NAHCON on Monday at a news conference in Makkah. Mukhtar stated that 61 other Nigerian pilgrims sustained injuries during the incident.   According to Mukhatar,

Saudi Recalls Ambassador To Sweden

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Sweden amidst a row over military ties, Sweden officials say. “We were informed yesterday [Tuesday] that Saudi Arabia had called back its ambassador,” said Swedish foreign ministry spokeswoman Veronica Nordlund. Earlier this week, Sweden said it plans to end a long-standing defense co-operation deal between the two countries.

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NAHCON Completes 2014 Hajj Operations

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has announced the successful completion of the transportation of 76,000 Nigerian pilgrims back to the country from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. A statement issued by Uba Mana, spokesman of the commission, stated that the last batch of 412 pilgrims from Kwara State and 80 officials returned to Nigeria

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