• Wole Soyinka blasts critics – ‘You can’t stampede me over green card’

    Wole Soyinka blasts critics – ‘You can’t stampede me over green card’

    Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has reacted to the criticism that has trailed his vow to destroy his United States residency permit should Republican Party candidate, Donald Trump emerge President.

    The Nobel laureate described those taunting him over his statement as “literalists” who obsess over a time scheme of their own assessment. He said while it is true that he made the statement while addressing a group of students at Oxford University and fielding questions, he is not about to be […]

  • Hajj: Saudi govt to avoid repeat of 2015 stampede

    Hajj: Saudi govt to avoid repeat of 2015 stampede

    Amidst tight security by the Saudi authorities, about three million Muslims from across the world, yesterday, relocated to Muna ahead of today’s Arafat, climaxing the 2016 Muslims pilgrimage.

    But unlike in the previous exercises, this year’s critical religious exercise is being conducted under very security, apparently to avoid last year’s stampede at the stoning of the devil, at Jamarat, which led to the loss of over 2000 lives.

    Nigeria lost about 400 pilgrims in that stampede, with scores yet unaccounted for. Similarly, […]

  • Mecca Stampede Tragedy: Nigerian Man, Wives, Mother, Stepmother Die

    Mecca Stampede Tragedy: Nigerian Man, Wives, Mother, Stepmother Die

    The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has confirmed the killing of the immediate Caretaker Chairman of Illela Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Bello Gidan-Hamma, his mother, stepmother and two wives in the stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

    The agency also confirmed that the Chief Imam of the Sultan Abubakar III Jumaa’at Mosque, Sokoto, Sheikh Liman Dan-Ata, was among those killed in the stampede.

    The Media Assistant to the agency, Alhaji Farouk Umar, made this known in an interview with the […]

  • Prof Jega’s brother dies in Saudi Hajj stampede

    Prof Jega’s brother dies in Saudi Hajj stampede

    Abdulkadir Jega, The brother of the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, has been confirmed as one of the dead in the Hajj stampede.

    The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Saturday, disclosed that two Court of Appeal Justices were among those that died during the stampede that led to the death of over 700 persons at Mina, Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

    ‎In a statement, the CJN, gave the names of the deceased Justices […]

  • Nigerian Chief Imam was among those killed in Saudi Stampede

    Nigerian Chief Imam was among those killed in Saudi Stampede

    The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has said that Sheikh Liman Dan-Ata, the Chief Imam of the Sultan Abubakar III Jumaa’at Mosque, Sokoto, is among those killed in the stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

    The Media Assistant to the agency, Alhaji Farouk Umar, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.

    NAN recalls that the state government had in a statement issued on Saturday by Imam Imam, spokesman to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, confirmed the killing […]

  • Gruesome photos from the Mecca Stampede (Viewers Discretion)

    Gruesome photos from the Mecca Stampede (Viewers Discretion)

    AFP shared some gruesome photos from the incident where Over 700 people died today in Hajj stampede in Mecca. Thousands were walking to the ‘stoning of the devil’ ritual when a sudden surge in the crowd caused many to fall. What caused the surge is yet known to everyone. See more photos detailed (Viewers