Articles Posted in the " stampede " Category

  • 2015 hajj stampede survivor returns to Nigeria

    2015 hajj stampede survivor returns to Nigeria

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed the return of the last Nigerian pilgrim, Hajiya Fatima Isa, who survived the 2015 Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia. This was contained in a statement in Abuja, signed by the Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Alhaji Uba Mana. NAN recalled that the stampede occurred […] Post from PM News

  • Hajj: Saudi Arabia death toll rises to 2,121

    Associated Press – The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,121 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tragedy. The toll keeps rising from the Sept. 24 disaster outside Mecca as individual countries identify bodies and […] Post from PM News

  • NSC DG loses elder brother in Saudi stampede

    Alhaji Abdullahi Yakmut, elder brother to Alhassan Yakmut, Director General, National Sports Council (NSC), is among the pilgrims who died in the stampede at Mina, Saudi Arabia, the NSC boss has confirmed. “My elder brother was among those confirmed to have died; the shocking news came to the Yakmut family less than 72 hours ago,” […] Post from PM News

  • Ruggedman identifies ills crippling music industry

    A renowned musician, Michael Stephens, on Saturday said that lack of requisite structures and greed were the ills crippling the music industry in the country. “If proper structures were to be in place, the industry will run very well and artistes will enjoy the fruits of their labour,’’ Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman, said. Stephens […] Post from PM News

  • 19m children blind globally- Opthalmologist

    An Ophthalmologist, Dr Jaiyeola Adido, has said that at least 19 million children were blind globally. Adido, who disclosed to newsmen in Ilorin on Saturday, noted that children and the aged were usually vulnerable to eye diseases in Nigeria. He identified cataract, glaucoma and diabetes as major causes of blindness world over. He emphasised the […] Post from PM News

  • RATTAWU again advocates media salary structure

    The Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) on Saturday again called for a new salary structure for media workers and improved funding of media agencies. RATTAWU President, Dr Yemisi Bamgbose, also told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that media workers’ wages and allowances must be paid promptly. Bamgbose spoke on […] Post from PM News