Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (Ncpc)
Saudi Arabia government has expressed its readiness to refund the Umrah fees and service charges to people whose pilgrimage trips were cancelled as a result of its decision to put a temporary suspension on the lesser hajj.
Three Nigerian pilgrims from Delta state have reportedly absconded during a visit to the holy land in Israel. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa disclosed that he was informed about the incident through a text message.
About 600 people returning from the holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia survived gruesome death on Saturday, September 7 after their plane crash-landed at the Minna International Airport.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly approved the immediate termination of Reverend Tor Uja's appointment as the executive secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC).
The senior pastor of Commonwealth Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has announced a suspension of a seven-day programme of the church.
Chief Patrick Eholor, a human rights activist, has challenged religious bodies in Nigeria to rise up and regulate the proliferation of churches in the country.