Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

ICYMI: US Government Includes Nigeria To Religious Freedom Blacklist

The United States government has added Nigeria to a religious freedom blacklist, paving way for potential sanctions if there is no improvement on the record. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who disclosed the news on on Monday December 7 said the US designated Nigeria which is an ally as a “Country of Particular Concern” under the International Religious…

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COVID-19: FG Discharges Saudi Arabia Returnees After Testing Negative

On Wednesday, June 3, The federal government discharged 292 Nigerian returnees who arrived from Saudi Arabia and were isolated in a hotel in Abuja. The isolation of these Nigerian returnees from the Arab nation was a necessary precautionary procedure stipulated by the government. However, after being isolated for 15 days, all tested negative for the Coronavirus. They…

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UPDATE: Hundred Of Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government has confirmed the evacuation and arrival of two hundred and ninety-two Nigerians from Saudi Arabia due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, who disclosed this on Twitter on Wednesday morning, said the evacuees were mostly women and children. “We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday.…

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Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz To Rematch In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will host the world heavyweight title rematch between Britain’s Anthony Joshua and champion Andy Ruiz Jr of the United States in December, a decision certain to spark controversy due to the Gulf kingdom’s human rights record. The high-profile December 7 duel, dubbed ‘Clash on the Dunes’, will see Joshua trying to win back…

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Saudi Arabia Detects 300 Forged Visas As 1.8m Visitors Arrive For Hajj

The Director General of Passports in Saudi Arabia, Maj-Gen. Suleiman Al-Yahya, has disclosed that 1,819,790 intending pilgrims have arrived at the Kingdom to perform the annual hajj rites. The arrival of the individuals through the air, sea and land concluded the first stage of the religious rites. Disclosing this during a press conference in Jeddah…

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Nicki Minaj Pulls Out Of Saudi Arabia Concert To Show Support For Human Rights

American Female rapper, Nicki Minaj has announced that she is pulling out of her concert in Saudi Arabia basically because she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. In a statement that was released from her camp on Tuesday, she said: “After careful reflection I have decided to no…

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Presidency Vows To Bring Back Nigerian Student Arrested In Saudi Arabia For Drug Related Issues

The presidency has said it is aware of the arrest and detention of a Nigerian identified as Zainab Aliyu, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the attorney general of the federation to take necessary action. The senior special assistant to the president on foreign relations and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa made it known via her…

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