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King Salman of Saudi Arabia Meets with Saraki, Other World leaders

President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at an annual reception in Jeddah. Saudi’s leading English daily newspaper “Arab News” reported that the annual reception held at Mina Palace for heads of state, Islamic…

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Saudi Arabia National Team Declines to Observe Minute’s Silence in Honour of London Attack Victims

The Australian Football Federation (FFA) said Saudi Arabia declined to participate in a minute’s silence to honour the victims of last weekend’s London attack before their World Cup qualifier on Thursday. The 11 Australia players on the pitch lined up at the centre circle with arms on their teammates’ shoulders when the stadium announcer called…

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CAN Kicks Against Move To List Nigeria Among Muslim Nations To Fight Isis

The Umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday protested the attempt by the APC government to subtly enlist Nigeria among Arab nations to fight the dreaded terrorist sect,ISIS. According to reports, Saudi Arabia is building a coalition of 34 Muslim countries to fight terrorism and Nigeria has been named among…

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History Is Made In Saudi Arabia As First Ever Elected Female Politicians Emerge

 A woman casts her ballot in Jeddah  About 18 women have been reported to have won seats in Saudi Arabia’s municipal polls, the country’s first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates. According to AlJazeera, the elections held on Saturday, 12th December, was hailed by many as historic, as it saw an average turnout of voters…

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Buhari Orders Security Of Nigerians On Pilgrimage In Saudi After 107 People Die In Crane Accident

Tragedy struck in Saudi Arabia yesterday as a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, killing at least 107 people. According to BBC, the huge red crane crashed into a part of the Grand Mosque as it was filled with worshippers, less than two weeks before the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The Grand Mosque,…

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Buhari Appoints Kano Emir, Sanusi As Amirul Hajj 2015

Barring any unexpected changes, President Muhammad Buhari has appointed Kano Emir, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Amirul Hajj and leader of the Federal Government delegation to the 2015 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The Emir was notified of the development when he recently visited the Presidential Villa in Abuja, where he met with the President.…

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