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Black Boxes Of Crashed Indonesian Plane Recovered

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Indonesia has located the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air jet which was declared missing minutes after it took off from Jakarta, the country’s capital. Reuters quoted authorities as saying they had also retrieved human body parts and clothing. Officials had lost contact with the plane on Saturday, not long after it headed for the […]

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8 soldiers killed, 5 others injured in Mali – Army

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Eight soldiers were killed and five others injured in an attack on an army base in Bandiagara, in Mali’s central region of Mopti, the military confirmed on its website on Friday.

Unidentified armed individuals attacked the base of Malian army and the gendarmerie squadron in Bandiagara at about 9:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, the Malian Armed Forces said.

Malian security forces have come under repeated attacks recently in the central region, the last one on Tuesday, when two soldiers were killed and seven others injured in an ambush, also in the Mopti region.

Following a military coup in 2012, insurgents have been roaming northern Mali.

Armed attacks have recently extended to central Mali, in spite of the presence of the French military and UN peacekeepers in this west African country.

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No Hajj Seats Have Been Allocated to Nigeria

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Our attention has been drawn to an advert circulated on Instagram and probably other social media platforms claiming that it is official, Nigeria finally got 50,000 slots for Hajj 2021/1442 AH. The advert is calling on intending pilgrims to deposit today to secure their Hajj seat.

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria hereby notifies the general public that the said information is false. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has neither notified NAHCON of any plans to conduct the 2021 Hajj nor the number of slots allocated to the country. When such communication takes place, NAHCON will not hesitate to officially disclose the news and its plans on distribution of slots to respective states.

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Alhaji zikrullah Kunle Hassan, hence seizes this medium to warn Nigerian intending pilgrims against falling into the hands of fraudsters in the name of Hajj or Umrah registration.

Please not that, in order to make any deposits in anticipation of 2021 Hajj, intending pilgrims are advised to kindly visit any state Muslim pilgrims’ welfare board or go to NAHCON website on https://nigeriahajjcom.gov.ng/umrah-licensed-companies/or www.nigeriahajjcom.gov.ng for list of licenced Tour Operators.

Again, until the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia officially informs the world through its official websites or NAHCON on its plans/guidelines/regulations for 2021 Hajj, please ignore any story regarding such.

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Lessons For Nigeria As China Declares ‘Complete Victory’ Against Poverty

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By INNOCENT ODOH with Agency Report   China’s President Xi Jinping has declared “complete victory” in his government’s effort to eradicate rural poverty, lifting the income of nearly 100 million people over the past eight year, a development Nigerian experts have described as a challenge and a lesson to Nigeria and other African countries on reforms. […]

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