Hajj 2019: Nigeria Commences Online Registration Of Pilgrims

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Hajj 2019: Nigeria Commences Online Registration Of Pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has informed all the 36 states, FCT and other Muslim pilgrims welfare boards/agencies to begin online registration of intending pilgrims for Hajj 2019.

NAHCON made the decision during a post Hajj joint meeting with Chief Executives of State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Agencies (SPWBs), on Thursday in Abuja, according to a statement by Fatima Sanda Usara, the commission’s Head of public affairs division.

Usara said the decision to commence early registration was adopted after it was discovered that late registration of pilgrims was a major setback in the success of Hajj operations.

“The meeting agreed to tentatively peg the Hajj fare at N1.5 million pending final calculations,” Mrs Usara said.

She also said the meeting agreed that if the fare is deposited by installments, all payment should be concluded by February 2019.

NAHCON said intending pilgrims are to note that Hajj registration is to be done online at the cost of N500 only.

She said the charges are already included in the total Hajj fare.

”Meanwhile, intending pilgrims are to note that Hajj registration is to be done online, cost of which is five-hundred Naira only (500 Naira only), and these charges are already included in the total Hajj fare. No extra amount is to be charged for purchase of Hajj form because Hajj form is obsolete,” the statement added.

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I Just Need A Sapphire Scent, Nothing More

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I Just Need A Sapphire Scent, Nothing More – By Lawal Ayomipo

Yesterday I and my guy; Nobs, went out to do what we like to do sometimes: products hunting. Boom! Colognes- in a minute we were driving around bumping to Eldee’s big boy!

After much deliberations on which store to pop up at, we ended up driving to the Lennox mall which is off admiralty way to see what Saphhire Scents had to offer. After all, we needed to know whether the social media buzz was just a floating hype or actually a set reality.

Get a seat Peeps! Because you might just be blown away just like we were when we stepped in. With a camera in hand and Nobs being his usual jolly sef (trust me: he is a cracker ball all the time!), we strolled in and got our eyes feasting straight away. The intricate setting coupled with a scent that practically made us feel like we were transported to a garden of flowers (guess the diffusers gets the credit for that)

We got schooled on the different colognes and you should know i definitely would get you on board. The store had 20 different colognes and oils which last up to 24 hours and more.  They are:

  • Opulence
  • Sapphire Number 5
  • Epiphany
  • Grandeur
  • Jagaban
  • 48 hours
  • GQ
  • De ja vu
  • Oud Magnifique
  • Coffee
  • Symphony
  • Ivy
  • Ace
  • Ruby
  • Salsa
  • Arewa
  • Desire
  • Enigma
  • Goddess
  • Chocolate

Fun fact; did you know perfume oils last longer than perfume sprays. Specifically, perfumes oils can last for up to 48 hours. Amazing stuff right?

Favorites? Personally, i was torn between enigma and Jagaban. I really liked enigma because of the notes which were; amber,oud,citrus and vanilla.  I liked jagaban because i mean, why else? i’m a jagaban (well in my head). It wasn’t so strong, so it was great for those moments of “real men move in silence”. I ended up getting the 3ml jagaban oil for 10,000 Naira, which was coincidentally their best seller and oh! Epiphany. The best part, was when i woke up this morning and i could still smell the cologne on the shirt i wore yesterday and that’s pretty awesome stuff.

Nobs spotted some scented beard oils (as a member of the beard gang) and actually bought it for 15,000 Naira.

Rate the experience? Can i give it a ten? Hahaha! My experience in all honesty was a good one. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and answered most of the questions we had. The ambiance inside the store was fantastic, very easy to locate, great prices, great products. Ill definitely recommend sapphire scents to anyone who is interested in standing out when you step out.

I almost forgot, did i mention the perfume and perfume oils were all unisex? Looking for a great gift for him (or her) you should visit their store.

 

Stylevitae

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Mourinho Goes Crazy As Chelsea Salvage Unbeaten Record

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Mourinho Goes Crazy As Chelsea Salvage Unbeaten Record

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to be restrained by stewards in the aftermath of Ross Barkley’s 96th minute equaliser to salvage Chelsea’s unbeaten record under Maurizio Sarri in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho took exception to the celebrations of one of Sarri’s backroom staff, Marco Ianni, who ran in front of the Portuguese on the touchline, as he seemed set for a sweet victory over his old club after Anthony Martial scored twice to cancel out Antonio Rudiger’s opener.

Players and coaches from both benches had to separated in a melee after Barkley’s late strike.

Mourinho also then gestured with three fingers towards the Chelsea fans in reference to the three Premier League titles he won for the club in two spells in charge.

A draw is more than Mourinho got on his three previous returns to Stamford Bridge as United boss. But his frustration at blowing what could have been a huge win was obvious as the visitors remain seven points adrift of Chelsea, and could fall nine points behind Manchester City and Liverpool should they win their respective fixtures later Saturday.

Amid reports he was set to face the axe, Mourinho had been handed a lifeline by a stirring fightback from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle 3-2 before the international break a fortnight ago.

Martial was rewarded for coming off the bench to score in that game as rather than opt for his cautious nature, Mourinho named an adventurous line-up also featuring Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.

And his gamble looked set to pay off despite falling behind to a Chelsea side now unbeaten in their first 12 games under Sarri.

Lukaku had the first significant chance of the game when he headed Luke Shaw’s fine cross high and wide.

At the other end, United attempted to stop the outstanding player of the Premier League season so far with some rough treatment as Nemanja Matic and Ashley Young were shown early yellow cards for chopping down Eden Hazard.

However, when Shaw cut out a dangerous low cross from the Belgian on 21 minutes, the visitors were undone by a lack of concentration from Paul Pogba.

Rudiger easily peeled away from the Frenchman to plant a powerful header past the helpless David de Gea.

That was the fourth time United have conceded from a corner in the league this season, having also done so in defeats to Brighton, Tottenham and West Ham.

It wasn’t so costly this time as Chelsea paid for a lack of killer instinct despite dominating possession for the rest of the first-half.

Marcos Alonso miscontrolled when Rudiger’s through ball put him clean through on De Gea before Alvaro Morata wasted his only big chance of another disappointing afternoon when his shot on the turn was too weak to beat his Spanish international team-mate in the United goal.

Martial had been largely anonymous before the break, but, in contrast to Morata, took his chances when they came in the second period.

Kepa Arrizabalaga parried Mata’s initial effort, but with Alonso down injured in the Chelsea box, Martial had time to control Ashley Young’s driven cross back into the area before firing home to equalise.

Martial again provided the final flourish with a brilliant curled effort into the far corner 17 minutes from time after fine work in the build-up by Mata and Rashford.

The Frenchman was greeted with a bear hug from Mourinho when he was replaced six minutes from time.

But United couldn’t hold out for an extra six minutes stoppage time as Barkley pounced after De Gea had produced another miraculous save from Rudiger before carnage broke loose on the touchline.

AFP

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BREAKING: Shehu Sani Dumps APC

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Shehu Sani Dumps APC

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sani’s decision is coming barely a few days after the national body of the APC submitted the name of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s political adviser, Uba Sani, as the candidate for that senatorial district.

Sani has sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna.

“I  present to you my highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer to you my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC),” his letter read.

“l had joined the APC and remained with it against all odds in the belief that it will constitute a veritable platform for the realization of those democratic ideals which I hold very dear, that honor and integrity will be the ultimate ethos of the patty and, most importantly, that internal party democracy will always be the norm. However, only posterity can affirm the extent to which the APC has committed to and reflected these values.

“As I exit the APC at this point in time. I wish to formally thank the party for availing me the platform upon which I am currently serving this country in the honoured capacity of Senator of the Federal Republic.

“I wish the party well in all her future endeavors and ask sir, that you please accept the assurance of my highest considerations.”

The national working committee (NWC) of the APC had cleared Shehu Sani as the only candidate for the senatorial district but el-Rufai kicked against it.

Subsequently, a primary election was conducted in the district and Uba Sani, the preferred candidate of el-Rufai, was declared winner.

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‘900 Nigeria Airways Retirees Died’ While Awaiting Pensions

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‘900 Nigeria Airways Retirees Died’ While Awaiting Pensions

Shu’aibu Alfa, Member Ministerial Committee on the verification of payment of retired Nigeria Airways workers, on Friday revealed that 900 retirees have so far died nationwide from 2004 till date.

Alfa, a captain, who is the Supervisor, Kano Verification Centre, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.

There are three centres where the ongoing verification exercise for the Nigeria Airways retirees are being conducted.

He said during the 15 years, no fewer than 900 of the retirees died, while the medical cases of some of them became worse, homes were broken and some were in situations beyond human imagination.

“The verification exercise has been going on very well, we made sure retirees were former staff of Nigeria Airways and we have their records.

“We ask questions and when they are certified, we clear them to start the verification process.

“In the verification team, we have people from the Ministry of Aviation, Ministry of Finance, Accountant General’s Office, Head of Service, EFCC, ICPC, PITAD and we also have our representatives on each desk,” Alfa said.

Mr Alfa, who was the Secretary, Nigeria Airways Pilots Association, commended President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Aviation and the Minister of Transportation, for approving the payment of their long awaited entitlement.

He also commended the support of the traditional rulers, religious leaders, political leaders and many other well-meaning Nigerians.

He appealed to the retirees to exercise patience during the exercise, as the committee was doing everything to ensure they were promptly screened.

(NAN)

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Nnamdi Kanu Is Like Ojukwu Who Fled The Country After Causing Many Deaths

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Nnamdi Kanu Is Like Ojukwu Who Fled The Country After Causing Many Deaths – Fredrick Nwabufo

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I just watched a video of “Nnamdi Kanu in Israel”.  And truly, it was him. In the video, he stands before the Wailing Wall, “wailing”; a voice in the background spits platitudes as the “supreme leader” prays. He then terminates his ritual and turns to the camera to affirm his “invincibility”.

This piece was written by Fredrick Nwabufo. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Choreographic marvel!

But many young Igbo lives were lost because of Kanu. When he was incarcerated in Nigeria, young, impressionable men and women staked out relentless protests across the south-east for his sake. Some of them died in the struggle.

When Kanu effectuated an insurrection in Abia state after his release from prison, many young men paid with their lives – all for his “ego agitation”. Operation Python Dance was launched in the south-east because of him. No doubt, the operation led to the loss of some innocent lives and property.

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But where was Kanu in all of these? He was in a safe place; totally unscathed.

Obviously, there is an umbilicus of cowardice connecting the late Emeka Ojukwu with Kanu.

Ojukwu started a war unprepared. Besides other genuine reasons for his action, ego took the better part of his thinking. More than a million Igbo sons and daughters died in the war; most of them of starvation. But Ojukwu and his family were not hungry. He fled the country with his family afterwards to Ivory Coast, far away from the death and destruction in the land he gambled to “liberate” from Nigeria.

I doubt if Ojukwu suffered any loss in the war.

Kanu has taken the same path. After many deaths resulting from his agitation, he flees to Israel.  He is safe. And home and dry.

“Aspiring” revolutionaries or liberators must be sincere to their struggle. They must be ready to go the whole hog. Che Guevara died in the struggle to free Bolivia from anti-progressive forces. He had teamed up with Fidel Castro to oust the corrupt government of Fulgencio Batista before the Bolivian quest.  But even after breasting victory in Cuba, he was not sated. He dreamt of liberating all of South-America from capitalist vultures. However, he died in the pursuit of that “glory”.

There is just something revolting about people who lead other people to battle only to flee to safety in the heat of it.

And by the way, why is Kanu revealing himself now, a few months to the general election?

I do not know though. But I am suspicious of that bolt out of the blue.

Fredrick is a media personality.

He can be reached on Facebook: Fredrick Nwabufo; Twitter: @FredrickNwabufo

This piece was written by Fredrick Nwabufo. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Naira Steadies Against 3 Major Currencies As CBN Injects $337m, CNY53m Into Forex Market

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Naira Steadies Against 3 Major Currencies As CBN Injects $337m, CNY53m Into Forex Market

The local currency Naira maintained its steady rate against major currencies on Friday, October 19, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) injected over $337m into the inter-bank foreign exchange market.

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The CBN intervened in the Retail Secondary Market Sales to the tune of $337,333,646.85,in addition to the sum of CNY53,444,222.38 in the spot and short-tenored forwards of the inter-bank foreign exchange market.

Confirming the figures, the Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor, reiterated that the move was in furtherance of the apex bank’s commitment to ensuring adequate liquidity and stability in the inter-bank foreign exchange market.

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It will be recalled that the bank had on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 injected the sum of $210m into the inter-bank foreign exchange market.

Meanwhile, the naira maintained its steady rate against major currencies around the globe, exchanging for N362/$1 in the Bureau De Change segment of the market on Friday.

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Barcelona Have No Plans To Re-sign Neymar, Says Club Vice-President Jordi Cardoner

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Barcelona have not discussed the possibility of re-signing Neymar from PSG, according to the club’s vice-president Jordi Cardoner.

Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 appearances for Barca between 2013 and 2017 before completing a world-record move to PSG in last summer’s transfer window.

The 26-year-old has scored 39 times in 41 appearances for PSG since his arrival, but suggestions that the attacker is unsettled in France have gathered pace in recent months.

Neymar is said to be desperate to return to Camp Nou as he ‘misses life at Barca’, but Cardoner has insisted that the Catalan giants have not discussed the possibility of re-signing the South American.

“No-one on the Barca board has talked about the possibility of bringing back Neymar, right now we can’t give an answer because no-one has even mentioned it,” Cardoner told SER Catalunya.

“He was the one who left, it would be different if we hadn’t believed him and now we wanted to bring him back, but that’s not the case. If we did want to sign him then the board would have to discuss it but until now no one has talked about it.”

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I Might Have Made A Mistake With Joe Hart – Pep Guardiola

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Joe Hart was frozen out by Pep Guardiola, first leaving on loan spells to Torino and West Ham before joining Burnley earlier this year.

Ahead of the shot-stopper’s return to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, Guardiola said it was possible his decision to let Hart go was an error.

“I’m not always making the decision that’s right, but you have to make it,” he said, via ‘The Telegraph’.

“In my career, I’ve made good decisions and very bad decisions. You have to take the decision in the right moment at the right time. You never know. If I take a decision and afterwards I regret, that’s what it is. That’s happened.

“All the managers have to take decisions every five minutes. They’re important sometimes. It’s not about just the football, it’s about the professionals and the human beings.”

Guardiola wanted a goalkeeper who was more comfortable with the ball at his feet, and Ederson is delivering for City after replacing Claudio Bravo as number one.

The Spaniard said it was tough to make a decision on Hart, praising the 31-year-old for his professionalism.

“The relationship we had, in that short time, he was always professional,” Guardiola said.

“I know how tough it is for the fans, for the people, because he was an incredible keeper and had incredible results here at the club. That’s why it was not easy for me to take a decision.

“It was not easy for him, but he put himself a little bit in my position and he understood perfectly.”

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Mario Balotelli The Same Now As He Was At 16 – Patrick Vieira

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Mario Balotelli has not changed since he was 16, according to Nice manager Patrick Vieira.

Patrick Vieira believes Mario Balotelli is the same person he was at 16 years old and will be so even when he is in his mid-40s.

“Mario was already the man he is now when he was 16 years old,” he said on Friday.

“I think he’ll be the same at 45.”

Vieira has been happy with how Balotelli has bounced back this season and said the forward would be part of Nice’s squad for their meeting with Marseille on Sunday.

“He worked really well,” he said.

“There is no secret recipe. As soon as you have the will to do well and you don’t lie to yourself, there is a structure in place to make him work properly. That’s exactly what he’s done for the last two to three weeks.

“He’ll be in the group against Marseille because I was very pleased by the way he worked and got involved during the training sessions. That’s why he’ll be in the group.”

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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  • Southampton have identified former Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim as the man to replace Mark Hughes if his efforts to revive the club fail.
  • Arsenal are in pole position in the hunt for Roma’s highly-rated forward Cengiz Under.
  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has claimed Manchester United have the best players of any club in the Premier League.
  • Antoine Griezmann is a target for Paris Saint-Germain should Neymar re-join Barcelona next summer.
  • Manchester City are lining up a £70m raid for Holland and Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong.
  • Arsenal manager Unai Emery estimates it will be more than a month before Laurent Koscielny can play after he resumed training this week.
  • Manchester United are expected to make a revised contract offer to Anthony Martial in the coming weeks.
  • Pep Guardiola has admitted jettisoning Joe Hart at Manchester City was the toughest decision of his career
  • Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool’s focus on defence this season has affected the attack.
  • Cardiff manager Neil Warnock says they’ll need a miracle to stay in the Premier League this season.
  • Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has accepted he could lose Scott Brown to Western Melbourne in the A League next year.
  • Steven Gerrard has called on Scottish football to see sense and enter Paul Gascoigne into the Hall of Fame.

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55 Persons Killed In Fresh Kaduna Violence

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55 Persons Killed In Fresh Kaduna Violence

The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed that 55 people were killed in Thursday’s communal crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the tragedy on Friday, at a press briefing in Kaduna, the State Commissioner of Police Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, said that the police had arrested 22 suspects in connection with the mayhem.

Abdul-Rahaman said mobile and conventional policemen as well as a team of the state joint security Operation Yaki, dispatched to the town had restore normalcy in the area.

According to him, he has also visited the town and engaged youth leaders, traditional and religious leaders in the efforts to stop the crisis and prevent its spread

He noted that the timely imposition of curfew by the Kaduna State Government also helped to douse tension in the area.

The police chief assured that all perpetrators of the mayhem would be brought to book

“Anybody that has a hand in this crisis must face the full wrath of law, we will not allow lawlessness; we remain committed to saving life and property of every citizens,” he said.

The commissioner further pleaded with the public to continue to live in peace, and assist the command with useful information to track the perpetrators.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a similar crisis in February left more than 10 people dead.

A total of 65 people alleged to have been involved in the February crisis were arraigned in court but the case is still pending.

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