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Immigration boss warns against extra charges on passports

Mr Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has warned personnel of the service against extra charges on passport issuance. Babandede gave the warning during a virtual meeting with passport officers nationwide on Monday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that...

Niger Delta students demand justice for raped, murdered UNIBEN colleague

By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt Niger Delta Students’ Union Government (NDSUG) has condemned the brutal rape and murder of its female member, Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of Micro-Biology at the University of Benin (UNIBEN). The Senate President of NDSUG, Jimmy Success, in...

Buhari govt to employ 774,000 youths to tackle rising food insecurity

Federal government is to engage 774,000 youths under the newly introduced Buhari Young Farmers Network (BYFN) through the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) in the next six months. The scheme is part of the three-prone federal government efforts at ensuring a post-Covid-19 national food...

No going back on financial autonomy for state legislature, judiciary – Presidency

The Presidency says there is no going back on its decision to implement the newly signed Executive Order 10 which grants financial autonomy to two other arms of government – state legislature and judiciary, across the 36 states. Senior Special Assistant to the President...

SERAP rebukes Buhari over comment on Abacha’s stolen loot

In response to reported statement by President Muhammadu Buhari, that former dictator, Sani Abacha, ‘stole close to $1billion’, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Saturday faulted Buhari’s submission, saying that Abacha stole far more than $1billion. The group cited Transparency International report, which submitted...

FG to employ youths as public infrastructure maintenance cops

As part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda to reduce unemployment rate in the country, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), said that the Federal Government has agreed to pay the sum of twenty thousand naira, (20,000), to unemployed...

Buhari loses nephew, Ibrahim Dauda

PRESIDENTMuhammadu Buhari’s nephew Alhaji Ibrahim Dauda is dead. Ibrahim Duada died in Daura, Katsina State, following a prolonged illness. This was made known in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Saturday. Also...

UNIPORT begins mass production of face mask, hand sanitizers

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) says it has commenced mass production of face masks and hand sanitizers for use by students of the university. Dr Williams Wodi, the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Publication and Public Relations, said in a statement on Saturday in...

Buhari approves NNPC board reconstitution

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), after the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed...

Buhari administration’s new job scheme to take-off October in 8 states

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo on Thursday said that the new Federal Government’s job scheme ‘Special Public Works Programme’ is to take-off in October and will be piloted in eight states. The Minister who disclosed this development...
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