Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Shocking U-Turn: Pilgrims Not Deported – Hajj Commission.

Posted ago by Patience

The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) has described as untrue reports that female Muslim pilgrims who were airlifted back to Nigeria last week were deported by the Saudi Arabian government. Instead,the commission said the sudden return of the female pilgrims was …

Saudi Defends Refusal To Accept Nigerian Women For Hajj.

Posted ago by Patience

Saudi Arabia on Friday defended its decision to turn back hundreds of Nigerian women who flew into the kingdom for the hajj, saying they had failed to abide by the rules for the annual Muslim pilgrimage. “The rules for the …

Saudi Arabia Ignores Nigeria’s Ultimatum: Deports More, 510 Nigerian Women Pilgrims.

Posted ago by Patience

Saudi Arabia yesterday deported more Nigerian women pilgrims, despite the country’s warnings and 24 hour ultimatum to stop the detentions amd deportations from the holy land. Saudi authorities deported another batch of 510 Nigerian female pilgrims to this year’s hajj. …

Saudi Arabia Women To Compete In Olympics For The First Time.

Posted ago by Patience

Saudi Arabia will let its female athletes compete in the Olympics for the first time. Officials say the country’s Olympic Committee will oversee participation of women athletes who can qualify. Until now, Saudi Arabia was one of three countries that …