Nigerian pilgrimage officials arrested, imprisoned in Saudi Arabia

The coordinator of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) in Mecca, Suleiman Usman, has disclosed that some Nigerian pilgrimage officials were arrested and taken to prison by the Saudi authorities for trespass. Mr. Usman made the disclosure while paying a condolence visit, Sunday night, to three Nigerian states that lost six pilgrims in the Mecca crane More...

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By RNSnews On Sunday, September 13th, 2015
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Oprah Winfrey Donates $100,000 to Nigerian Foundation for Girls (Exclusive)

Winfrey contributed to the GEANCO Foundation in support of Emmy-nominated actor David Oyelowo. Oprah Winfrey is joining her Selma and The Butler co-star David Oyelowo to make an equally meaningful impact More...

By RNSnews On Saturday, September 12th, 2015
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Buhari vows to punish officers, soldiers involved in human rights violations

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Kaduna reaffirmed his administration’s total commitment to the rule of law and warned that proven acts of human rights violation by the Armed Forces would be punished. Addressing More...

By RNSnews On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
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Nigeria’s President declares assets

The presidency has released the statement below giving details of the assets of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as declared to the Code of Conduct Bureau. The statement reads: “Documents More...

By RNSnews On Friday, August 21st, 2015
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White supremacist convicted in plot to kill Obama with ‘death ray’ device

  KKK member Glendon Scott Crawford also wanted to harm Muslims Jury unanimously finds man guilty of all three charges against him ‘Glendon Scott Crawford was a terrorist who attempted to acquire a weapon More...

By RNSnews On Friday, August 21st, 2015
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The Latest: ‘No idea’ yet on damage from Washington fires

Firefighters line up to get gear out of the back of a fire truck as they get ready to head out onto a line Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Twisp, Wash. Authorities say three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed More...

By RNSnews On Friday, August 21st, 2015
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Unemployment in the District is at its lowest point since 2008

The District’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in July, its lowest point since the financial collapse, helped in part by a boost in healthcare-related jobs. The city’s rate fell by a full percentage More...

By RNSnews On Friday, August 21st, 2015
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Israel Refuses Asylum for Ghana Citizen Because ‘She Chose to Be a Lesbian’

Interior Ministry concludes Mavis Amponsah, who claims she was persecuted in her home country for being a lesbian, chose to ‘adopt’ lifestyle; she was questioned in English, which she doesn’t speak. An More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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US inflation expectations at low for year

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By RNSnews On Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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US flag raised over reopened Cuba embassy in Havana

The US has reopened its embassy in Cuba more than 54 years after it was closed, in a symbolic step signalling the warming of ties between both countries. John Kerry, the first US Secretary of State to visit Cuba More...