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  • Hajj 2024: Be good ambassadors, Aiyedatiwa charges intending pilgrims

    Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has charged intending pilgrims for 2024 hajj from the state to protect the image of the state and Nigeria in the holy land. Aiyedatiwa, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Olayide Adelami, gave the advice in Akure on Thursday at the farewell ceremony for the intending pilgrims. The governor urged them to follow…

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  • Shettima inaugurates NCPC Board harps on interfaith unity

    Vice-President Kashim Shettima has reaffirmed the resolve of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to uphold religious freedom and interfaith unity. Shettima stated this on Tuesday when he inaugurated the Board of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said: “Nigeria is what it is because it is a nation of God, and this spirituality is…

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  • Hajj: Pray for Plateau, Gov Mutfwang tells intending pilgrims

    Gov Caleb Mutfwang has urged the 1,232 intending pilgrims from Plateau, for the 2024 hajj, to remember the state in their prayers. The governor spoke on Saturday during the farewell ceremony organized by the Plateau State Muslim Pilgrims Board (PMPB) for intending pilgrims in Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had paid for 540…

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  • 2024 Hajj: 3rd flight from Birnin Kebbi arrives in Saudi Arabia on Saturday

     The third flight from Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi, arrived in Madina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on Saturday morning. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the third plane, which took off from Birnin Kebbi conveyed 430 intending pilgrims from Gwandu, Aliero, Bunza and Kalgo local government areas of Kebbi, alongside Kebbi government officials. NAN also reports…

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  • Hajj: Amirul Hajj tasks prospective pilgrims on projecting Nigeria’s image 

     Alhaji Sa’idu Dakingari, the 2024 Amirul Hajj (leader of pilgrims) in Kebbi,  has charged prospective pilgrims to protect the image of Nigeria in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He gave the charge on Friday while bidding farewell to the second flight of the intending pilgrims from the state at the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi. The second flight…

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  • Hajj: Represent Oyo with dignity, Makinde urges intending pilgrims

    Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged all the 1,070 intending pilgrims from the state to Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj to represent the state with dignity and be good ambassadors. Makinde stated this on Wednesday while addressing the intending pilgrims during the farewell ceremony organised for them in Ibadan. The governor, who stressed the importance of showcasing…

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  • Transportation of intending pilgrims begins May 23 in Kaduna

    The Kaduna State Pilgrims Agency said  that the transportation of intending pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj will begin on May 23. The Deputy Director, Public Relations, Malam  Yunusa  Abdullahi, made the announcement in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna. Abdullahi said the date was set in collaboration with the National Hajj Commission of…

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  • CSO seeks coordinated security surveillance at Hajj camps, airports

    A CSO, Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR) has called on the Federal and state governments to make adequate security arrangements for the intending pilgrims at Hajj camps and embarkation points across the country. It said the call became necessary as the transportation of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia begins on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that IHR, is…

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  • RCCG holds regional convention in Plateau after 7 years

    The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has organized its annual regional convention for 2024 in Plateau, having been suspended for seven years. The convention held at its campground in Kassa, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the annual regional convention was suspended due to the incessant security challenges in…

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  • Bishop urges use of technology to promote African culture, heritage 

    The Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese, Most Rev. David Ajang has tasked social media influencers and content creators to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to promote African heritage. Ajang made the call on Sunday while addressing newsmen on the sideline of the  2024 World Communication Day celebration at St. John Parish, Mararaba, Nasarawa. The theme of the 54th edition of celebration…

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  • NAHCON begins vaccination of prospective pilgrims against diseases in Kebbi

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has commenced vaccination of 2024 intending pilgrims against polio, meningitis, diphtheria, and yellow fever in Kebbi. Inaugurating the exercise at Dr Nasir Idris Hajj Camp in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday, Head of the Medical Team, Dr Sa’id Ahmad, said the vaccines were mandatory for all prospective pilgrims. Ahmad, who equally represented the Federal…

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  • Remain upright in all your dealings, Methodist Prelate tells Otti

    The Prelate of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr Oliver Aba, has charged Gov. Alex Otti of Abia to exhibit the virtues of good leadership and remain upright in his dealings. Aba gave the charge on Saturday when he paid Otti a visit in Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area. The Prelate urged the governor to rely on God for…

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  • Hajj: Ogun begins medical screening for prospective pilgrims

    Ogun Government on Monday commenced a Medical Screening/Inoculation Programme for intending pilgrims in the state toward achieving a seamless 2024 Hajj exercise. The Executive Secretary, Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Salau Dauda, said the exercise, held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, was an annual routine to ascertain the health status of prospective pilgrims. According to Dauda on the first day of the…

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  • Bishop tasks political office holders on good representation of constituents

    The Bishop of Yola Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Stephen Mamza, has tasked political office holders to ensure good representation of their constituents. Mamza, who made the call in an interview with newsmen in Yola on Monday, urged those in government to work assiduously to cushion the effects of hardship being experienced in the country. “Electricity is no longer there, you…

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  • We’re finished if artificial intelligence is allowed to control humanity – says Cleric

    The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, says  humanity is doomed if Artificial Intelligence (AI) is allowed to control human beings. Ezeokafor said this on Sunday at the Retreat and Conference Centre, Awka, to mark 58th World Communications Week with the theme – “Artificial intelligence and wisdom of the heart: for a fully human communication”. The World…

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  • Promote traditional religious tourism to boost GDP, practitioner urges FG

    A traditionalist, Prince Ayinla Oniru, has urged the Federal Government to priorities and promote traditional religious tourism to boost the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Oniru made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. He said government at all levels should promote the religion for equity and inclusion. He, however, urged…

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  • Synod: Hunger,  poverty threat to  nation’s peace, unity

    The Archbishop, Province of the Niger and Bishop, Diocese of Awka, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Alexander Ibezim said on Saturday that poverty and hunger were major threats to the nation’s peace and unity. Ibezim said this while delivering the Archbishop’s Charge during the 2nd Session of the 13th Synod of the Diocese of Awka, Anglican Communion, in Awka. He, therefore,…

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