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Hajj 2023: NAHCON assures Saudi Aviation Authority of Smooth Airlift Operation

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON has assured Nigerian Pilgrims of hitch-free 2023 Hajj operations.

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The commission made the commitment during it’s visit to the head office of the General Authority on Civil Aviation GACA in Jeddah on Thursday.

The Chairman CEO of NAHCON, Alh Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, while expressing his appreciation to GACA for it’s support during last year’s Hajj restated it’s commitment to make the 2023 Hajj a smooth and easy one

” Let me put on record my profound gratitude to the Authority for its Understanding and support during last year’s Hajj and to assure you that with the early signing of the Memorandum of Understanding MOU, we will do everything to make sure that the 2023 Hajj will record a resounding success.”

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“We are ready to organise an excellent and successful Hajj. We are indeed committed to achieving that. Now that we have ample time and opportunities to plan and diligently screened the airlines, there won’t be room for complaints and excuses.”, he added.

In his response the GACA’s General Manager on #Hajj Operations, Engineer Nazim Pazhair commended NAHCON  for an unwavering commitment to uplifting the welfare and service delivery to Nigerian Pilgrims.

According to him” we value the role of NAHCON in Hajj management and we are happy that Nigeria has gotten back its allocation of 95,000. We hope that the commission will quickly conclude the screening procedure so that we can begin the preparation of slots and schedules for the airlines. We are looking forward to a better working relationship during the Hajj operations”.

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Engr Nazim, therefore, emphasized the need for the two organisations to collaborate to make this year’s Hajj successful, adding ” we have obligations to pilgrims all over the world and we want all of them to perform Hajj with ease and comfort. It is therefore important for both of us to work with unity of purpose so that the pilgrims can obtain Hajj Mabrur.”

Those on the entourage of the Chairman’s visit included the Nigeria Consul-General to Saudi Arabia, Amb Mansur Abdulkareem, the Commissioners in Charge of Operations Licensing and Inspectorate, Alh Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa, Policy Personnel Management and Finance PPMF, Alh Nura Hassan Yakassai, Commissioner Planning Research Statistics Information and Library Services PRSILS Sheikh Suleman Momoh, representatives of the Forum of Chairmen/Secretaries, President of AHUON, Alh Yahaya Nasidi, the Secretary of the Commission, Dr Abdullah Kotangora, and some staff of the Commission.

In a related development, the commission has sealed a deal with the Car syndicate with the signing of an Agreement by the Chairman/ CEO.

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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