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Saudi Arabia And Egypt Announce Red Sea Bridge

Saudi Arabia And Egypt Announce Red Sea Bridge

Saudi King Salman announced Friday an agreement with Egypt to build a bridge over the Red Sea connecting the two countries, on the second day of his visit to Cairo. The monarch made the announcement in televised comments after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah...

Suicide Bomber Blows Self Up Near U.S. Consulate In Saudi

Suicide Bomber Blows Self Up Near U.S. Consulate In Saudi

A suicide bomber has blown himself up near a U.S. diplomatic site in the Red Sea city of Jeddah early Monday, the Saudi Arabian government says. Only the attacker was killed in the explosion, although two members of the Saudi security forces were lightly injured in...

3 Arrested Pilgrims From Kwara Face Execution In Saudi Arabia

3 Arrested Pilgrims From Kwara Face Execution In Saudi Arabia

Three Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj exercise at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia risk execution over their alleged involvement in drug trafficking. The pilgrims from Kwara State, whose identities were being protected, were arrested for alleged possession of...

Pilgrims Arrest In Saudi: NDLEA Begins Probe

Pilgrims Arrest In Saudi: NDLEA Begins Probe

Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd), the Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has ordered investigation into the arrest of three Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia in connection with substances suspected to be cocaine....

Saudi-Bound Nigerian Pilgrim Excretes 76 Wraps of Cocaine

Saudi-Bound Nigerian Pilgrim Excretes 76 Wraps of Cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested Basira Binuyo, a 55 year-old woman on her way to Medina, Saudi Arabia. According to a statement from the agency, she was caught with 76 wraps of substances which tested positive to cocaine. “She has...

Drug Trafficking: Saudi Arabia Yet To Behead Pilgrims

Drug Trafficking: Saudi Arabia Yet To Behead Pilgrims

Justice ldrees Haroon, the leader of Muslim Pilgrims from Kwara, on Saturday described as false the insinuation that the three pilgrims arrested for alleged cocaine pushing in Saudi Arabia had been beheaded. Haroon made the clarification in a telephone interview with...

Saudi-Bound Pilgrim Excretes 6 More Wraps Of Cocaine

Saudi-Bound Pilgrim Excretes 6 More Wraps Of Cocaine

One week after she excreted 76 pellets of drugs that tested positive to cocaine, Basisru Binuyo, a pilgrim, has excreted six more wraps of the pellets, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said. In a statement today, the agency said the woman would be...

Kano State Loses 2 Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Kano State Loses 2 Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced that two of its pilgrims have lost their lives during the 2016 Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Spokesman of the board, Mr Badamasi Nuhu, confirmed to reporters on phone from Saudi Arabia on Saturday that the deceased, who were...

18 Nigerians Died At The Just Concluded Hajj In Saudi

18 Nigerians Died At The Just Concluded Hajj In Saudi

Eighteen Nigerians died at the just concluded 2016 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said. According to the body, the victims were from Kwara, Kogi, Bauchi, Taraba, Niger, Kaduna and the FCT. Ibrahim Kana, head of...

Saudi Arabia Executes Ethiopian Maid For Killing Child

Saudi Arabia Executes Ethiopian Maid For Killing Child

Saudi authorities yesterday executed an Ethiopian housemaid convicted of killing the child of her employer more than three years ago, the Interior Ministry said. The execution was carried out after the death sentence was endorsed by the king, the ministry added in a...

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