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Saudi Arabia replaces hajj minister

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman replaced the hajj minister on Friday, months after the kingdom hosted the smallest pilgrimage in modern history due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mohammad Benten was relieved from his post as minister of hajj and umrah, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said, citing a royal decree. He is replaced by Essam
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FG hands over 310 Kano state indigenes repatriated from Saudi Arabia

By Victoria Ojeme The Federal government has handed over 310 Kano State Indigenes repatriated from Saudi Arabia. About 319 Nigerians were reportedly stranded and were evacuated from the country. Amb. Bolaji Akinremi, the Director, Consular and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who received the returnees, noted that their quarantine period has elapsed. The Media,
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‘Bargaining tools’: Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

Saudi Arabia is accelerating trials of so-called dissidents, including a high-profile Saudi-American doctor, those it fears could become bargaining tools in a potential early showdown with Joe Biden’s incoming administration. The US president-elect has pledged to make the kingdom a “pariah” over its human rights failings after it largely got a free pass under President
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