Commendations as Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

RUME OYITSO King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time in the oil-rich country. The lifting of the driving ban comes after last week Tuesday’s announcement that women would be allowed to enter sports stadiums for the first time. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world More...

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By hallmarknews On Friday, December 25th, 2015
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Leaders must come together to pull Nigeria out of its challenges – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined all those in leadership positions across the strata of the society to come together and pull the country out of its current challenges. He made the call on Friday when he More...

By hallmarknews On Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Akinola installed as new Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland

  Eminent personalities on Saturday converged on Ibadan for the installation of Alhaji Dawud Akinola as the new Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland. The position became vacant following the demise of Alhaji Abdul-Azeez More...

By hallmarknews On Thursday, November 26th, 2015

South Africa threatens Chris Oyakhilome, pastors with prison term

Several controversial religious leaders, including Christ Embassies’ Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, could face prison if they do not adhere to the demands of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, More...

By hallmarknews On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Death toll of Nigerians in Mina stampede rises to 168, 144 still missing

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday said the number of Nigerian pilgrims killed during the September 24 stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, had risen to 168. More than 769 pilgrims from across More...

By hallmarknews On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Mina Stampede: Death toll now 64, says NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday said 10 more corpses of deceased Nigerian pilgrims had been identified, bringing the number of pilgrims who died at Mina stampede to 64. Giving newsmen More...

By hallmarknews On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Buhari felicitates with Muslims at Eid el-Kabir

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all Nigerians of the Islamic faith as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, a statement said in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement issued by the president’s Senior Special More...

By hallmarknews On Monday, September 21st, 2015

Chibok girls are still inside Sambisa forest – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday rekindled the hope of Nigerians on the rescue of the Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014. Buratai gave the assurance More...

By hallmarknews On Monday, September 21st, 2015

20 Nigerian pilgrims die in Makkah

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Monday confirmed the death of 20 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of this year’s hajj. The chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdullahi More...