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Messi Rejects SAFF Invitation To Visit Saudi Arabia

By  Omar Saeed Following Lionel Messi’s recent trip to the Arab country of Egypt, the Argentinian star  has expressed  his opposition to an invitation by Saudi Arabia Football Federation (SAFF) to visit the country. He was attending a private ceremony which was organized by a number of female FC Barcelona fans in the port city of Barcelona for him and his family, Sudaneseonline.com reported. In response to ...

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Saudi Arabia Restores Nigeria Pilgrims’ Quota

Nigeria pilgrims' quota of 95,000 has been restored following completion of expansion work at the Holy site of Makkah, Consul General, Mr Yusuf Ibrahim Alghamadi disclosed during a visit to Jigawa State. He also said   his office is always ready to serve Nigerians The Consul General who said this during a courtesy visit at Dutse government house also asserted that  he was in the state to strengthen the good ...

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Civil Society Urges Saudi Arabia To Reduce Umrah Tax

Independent Hajj Reporters has appealed to Saudi Arabia authorities to reduce the tax imposed on visa for Umrah and Hajj pilgrims. Saudi Arabia government increased the tax paid on Umrah pilgrims from 650 Saudi Arabia riyals to 2, 650 riyals with effect from this season, a statement by the civil society’s national coordinator Ibrahim Muhammed and publicity secretary Abubakar Mahmoud said Monday. The new vis ...

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Niger State Now Investment Destination-SSG

As Muslims all over the world celebrate this year’s Eid-el Kabir, the Secretary to the Government of Niger State, Mr. Ibrahim Isa Ladan has called on Muslims and other faithful in the State to engage in activities that will promote peace, understanding and unity among one another. Isa Ladan said the feast of Eid-el-Kabir is a test of faith in commemoration of the sublime submission by Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) ...

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Sokoto to deepen economic, cultural ties with S’Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait

L-R: Kuwait Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Abdulaziz Ahmad Al-Sharrah, Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Fahad bin Abdullah Alsefyan and his Qatar counterpart, Mr. Abdulaziz Bn Mubarak Al-Muhannadi, during their meeting in Abuja...07/15/16   Sokoto is deepening economic and cultural ties with Arab and Middle East countries in order to tap from shared values and ...

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Suicide Bombing In Madinah: Buhari Condoles With Saudi Authorities

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the suicide bombing in Madinah, which occurred on Monday in Islam's second holiest city. Condoling with Saudi authorities over the reprehensible attack, President Buhari says the development was a desecration of all that was sacred and holy, as it took place near the Prophet's Mosque, and on one of the holy days of Ramadan. "The merchants of evil have once again show ...

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Before The World Repeats After Trump: A Muslim’s Opinion On Radical Islam, By Majeed Dahiru

Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee is known to hold certain opinions that are viewed as controversial by some people. His views on terrorism and what he calls radical Islam is the most controversial. As a result of these strong views, Donald Trump has consistently advocated an embargo on Muslim immigration into the United States, particularly regions of proven history of terrorism against the ...

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Niger Stops State Sponsorship To Hajj, Jerusalem

Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on Monday said the state would no longer sponsor pilgrims to Holy lands of Jerusalem and Mecca. A decision to this effect was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace in Minna. The governor said the present economic challenges in the country informed the decision of government to stop forthwith stat ...

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Adeosun Disagrees With Ezekwesili Over Buhari’s ‘Command and Control Economy’

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has  disagreed with a recent comment by a former minister, Oby Ezekwesili, that President Muhammadu Buhari has introduced “archaic and opaque” economic policies, which are hurting the poor. Adeosun  who spoke  on Sunrise, a programme on Channels TV.  said: "I don't agree that we have a command and control economy. What we are trying to have is a planned economy. Th ...

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OPEC: Kachikwu Seeks Consensus As Oil Producers Fail To Reach Agreement On Output Freeze

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has assured that despite the stalemate on crude oil production freeze, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, will continue to work to achieve consensus for output freeze among oil producers. Addressing newsmen after the protracted meeting of OPEC a ...

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Troubling Religion,By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion-  Malcom X On a number of fronts, the endemic frictions between faith and Nigerian politics are becoming more intense. These skirmishes remind us that Nigerians have deep and widespread faith in God, but tend to use Him in manners that sugges ...

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CRC And Other Stories, By Dele Agekameh

Last week, this column featured the story of the imminent collapse of the Lagos Cardiac and Renal Centre, CRC, located at the premises of the Lagos State General Hospital, Gbagada. Less than 24 hours after the story was published last Wednesday, workers at the health facility downed tools. One of their grievances is that the management of the facility that owed them about six months’ salary arrears appears ...

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