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Published On: Fri, Oct 3rd, 2014

Five pilgrims die in auto crash in Makkah

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From Muhammad Ibrahim, Makkah

About five pilgrims were said to have lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident, while eight were injured along Al-laith- Makkah road on their way to Makkah to perform Hajj on Tuesday night, a local paper,Arab news reported.

It was gathered that the victims were rushed to king Abdul’azeez Hospital in Jeddah including the bodies.

The Saudi Red Crescent took the bodies and the injured to King Abdul Aziz Hospital in Jeddah and that Some of the injured sustained deep wounds.

All the pilgrims, including two women, were reportedly not carrying Hajj permits. The accident took place while the driver was taking them through a desert road to evade the police.

The victims were identified as Sudanese and Eritrean nationals. In another development Saudi Arabian police have arrested 482

violators of hajj labour and residency regulations. NUJ, NAN chapel mourn Dame Oluremi Oyo

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) chapel yesterday joined others in mourning Dame Oluremi Oyo, the former Managing Director of NAN who died in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.

Both bodies said they learned with profound sadness and total submission to the will of God the passing on of Dame Oyo, according to a statement issued by husband, Mr Vincent Oyo, died peacefully in the United Kingdom on October 1, 2014 where she was recuperating after receiving treatment from an ailment.

According to a press statement, issued by its Chairman, Ajide Felix (Rev.), “Our amiable former MD would have been 62 on October 12, but it pleased her Creator to call her home at a time family and well-wishers were looking forward to celebrate her worthy life.

“We deeply mourn her demise and will greatly miss her dedication to the journalism profession, tireless leadership and contribution to the development of the media in Nigeria.

“As our mentor and leader in NAN, we recall with fond memories her passion and dedication to duty, strong commitment to staff welfare, her belief in hard work, reward for hard work and the unity of Nigeria. “Her many friends, well-wishers and colleagues, will remember her profound decency and astuteness as the Senior Special Assistant (Media) to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. “The NUJ NAN chapel extends our deepest condolences to Dame Oyo’s family.

It is our prayer that God will comfort her family and also grant her eternal rest.


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