The 2,009 pilgrims from Borno, Nasarawa and the FCT, are from the 43,000 Hajj slots allocated to Nigeria by Saudi Arabia.
The trial of a Kano cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara, was on Thursday stalled due to ill health of the judge, Ibrahim Sarki-Yola, of an Upper Shari’a Court, Kano.
Mr Soyinka said Muslims should stop with the “rhetoric” on what Islam was or not and show action in their “pietistic condemnations”.
“We have left the meeting point, we’re very close to the Sultan place, we have mobilised more than 2,000 people now.”
The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has called on Muslims to pray harder ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“The wearing of hijab by Muslim women is in line with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as recommended in Qur’an 33:59.”
A sheikh, Abduljabbar Nasiru-Kabara is accused of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad, committed on August 10, October 25 and December 20, 2019.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has identified what Nigeria needs to do to secure the country from bandits and secessionists.
Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard has died at the age of 86, Danish newspaper Berlingske reported.
Mr Kabara is being sued following the receipt of the First Information Report from the police by the Office of the state’s Attorney General, the statement read.