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Saturday, May 30, 2020

69 Nigerian Citizens Trapped in Lebanon Return Home

The federal government has disclosed that 50 female victims of trafficking and 19 other persons who were stranded in Lebanon have been evacuated to Nigeria. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, who made the announcement, said they arrived in the country yesterday. He acknowledged...

What Buhari’s Executive Order Granting Financial Autonomy To State Legislature, Judiciary means

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an Executive Order that will henceforth make the legislature and judiciary financially independent from the executive in the States, the Office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice said Friday in a statement. The statement said the President signed into...

Covid-19: Stranded Indian expatriates in Nigeria begs Mordi’s govt for landing permit to return home

The group of 200 Keralites, who wish to return home urgently, comprise of pregnant women, children, elderly people with comorbidity, those who have lost their jobs and those whose visas have expired in the last three months. Even as expatriate Malayalis from Gulf countries and...

Nigeria doctors to strike over treatment by police during lockdown

LAGOS, May 20 - Doctors in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos will go on strike from Wednesday evening because of what they describe as police harassment of health workers trying to move through the city to treat patients during a coronavirus curfew. The Nigerian Medical Association...

FAAN begins fumigation of Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt Airports

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, made this known on Tuesday in a statement in Lagos. Yakubu explained that the fumigation exercise was in line with the efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging the world. She said though, it...

After 11 Months of Buhari’s Assent, Minister Finally Inaugurates Police Trust Fund Board

Exactly 11 months after President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the Police Trust Fund (PTF) Bill passed by the National Assembly, the Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Muhammad Dingyadi, has inaugurated the board of the Police Trust Fund. Speaking during the ceremony in Abuja on Monday,...

Ex-Chief Of General Staff, Oladipo Diya, Loses Wife

Nigeria's former Chief of General Staff and defacto military Vice President, General Oladipo Diya, has lost his junior wife. According to a statement from the family, the deceased, Chief Mrs Deborah Folashade Diya (JP), was the second wife of the former number two citizen during...

Lagos doctors begin indefinite strike over alleged police harassment

The association gave the directive in a joint statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Dr Saliu Oseni and Dr Ramon Moronkola, respectively in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that to strengthen compliance of the curfew, the police in Lagos on Tuesday...

Nigerians should get ready to pay more for US visa applications as USCIS seek 10% surcharge from congress

Nigerians hoping to visit the United States of America with various visa categories will have to pay more as the federal agency responsible for processing visa and asylum requests has requested $1.2 billion from Congress due to lost revenue during the coronavirus pandemic amidst...

Buhari sacks Managing Director Of Transmission Company Of Nigeria

The Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed has been removed from his post effective immediately. Minister of Power, Mohammed Sale, who approved his removal, named Sule Abdulaziz as the new acting Managing Director. “As part of continuing measures to reposition...