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The Comptroller-General Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Muhammad Babande appeared before the committee during the interactive session.

Senate to probe alleged increase of residence permit for foreigners to $2,000

The Senate will probe the hike in the annual residence permit for foreigners from 1,000 dollars to 2,000 dollars by Continental Transfert Technique Ltd (CONTEC).
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier jailed 55 years for killing WHO worker

A General Court Martial presided over by Maj. Gen. P. Fekrogha on Wednesday sentenced Army Lance Corporal Babangida Ibrahim to 55 years imprisonment for killing a World Health Organisation worker, Bello Abdullahi, in Zamfara State and stealing his property.
Babagana Umara Zulum

War on insurgency prolonged by sabotage – Borno governor

Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has reiterated that the war on insurgency would have been over but for sabotage.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate wants age review for job seekers

The Senate has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to direct the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to set up a Committee to review the age limit for job seekers in the country to allow competent applicants to be employed by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government.
Chief Ndueso Essien, a former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, has said that abandonment of societal values contributed much to increased rape cases.

Former minister blames increasing rape on neglect of values

Chief Ndueso Essien, a former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, has said that abandonment of societal values contributed much to increased rape cases.

NANS vows to protest plan to feed school children at home

The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has vowed to mobilise its members nationwide in a “mother of all protest” if the Federal Government goes ahead with the plan to commence school feeding programme at a time when the schools are shutdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi labour tasks governor on minimum wage, demands full salary

The Organised labour in Kogi state has called on the Governor Alhaji Ya­haya Bello to immediately commenced the imple­mentation of the thirty thousand naira (30,000) ap­proved minimum wage and urged him to make a full payment of April Salaries to the state civil servants.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC writes national daily, demands retraction of publication against Ibrahim Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has written a litigation threat to the PUNCH (Nig) Limited, publishers of The PUNCH Newspapers, demanding for the retraction of its libellous publication against the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, as well as an unreserved apology over the defamatory publication against Mr. Magu.
In the court papers, the Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah sought an order suspending the enforcement of the judgement of the Constitutional Court pending the hearing and determination of an appeal.

Malawi elections chief defends use of correction fluid in disputed vote

Malawi’s electoral commission chief Wednesday defended the use of results sheets that had been altered with correctional fluid in last year’s disputed presidential elections.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Anselm Ojezua, has said that governors elected under the APC platform do not have sympathy for the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC governors want Adams Oshiomhole out – Edo chapter chairman

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Anselm Ojezua, has said that governors elected under the APC platform do not have sympathy for the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Governors stealing public funds need deliverance – Nasarawa governor

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said that any person elected as governor of a state has no justification to steal public funds.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha

SGF: Poor quality of service reason for tax evasion

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday said one of the reasons citizens engaged in tax evasion and tax defaulting was their dissatisfaction with quality of services offered by public servants and public institutions.

Agege council chief want to collect my property – woman

Family members of late Alhaja Ashimawu Waleola, yesterday, protested what they called a forceful and illegal trespass by Agege Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos State on its uncompleted building situated on 33 Awori Street, Oniwaya area.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. (Photo by John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP)

Boris Johnson ‘strongly disagrees’ with UK Supreme Court ruling

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said on Tuesday that he “strongly disagrees” with the Supreme Court which ruled that his suspension of parliament was illegal.
Political Economist and Public Service Reforms advocate, Dr. Joe Abah, has explained to Seun Onigbinde the implications of accepting public office appointment after being a critic of the same administration.

Cashless policy: CBN’s directive without sensitisation reminiscent of military dictatorship – Joe Abah

Public reforms advocate, Dr. Joe Abah, has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria acts as if the nation is still under military rule, criticising the way it issued the latest cashless policy directive.

Benue governor meets protesting pensioners, begs for forgiveness

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Friday met with protesting pensioners in the state, promising to release funds to complete the payment of their pensions.
Kola Ologbondiyan

May Day: PDP felicitates with Nigerian workers

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has lauded Nigerian workers on the occasion of 2019 Workers Day, for their service towards the development of the nation.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and hundreds of its members stormed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday and accused the commission’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, of conspiracy in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections.

PDP leaders, members storm INEC, accuse it of conspiracy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and hundreds of its members stormed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday and accused the commission’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, of conspiracy in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections.g

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South Korea said on Friday that North Korea's leader has apologized for the killing of a South Korean official.

North Korea apologizes for killing of a South Korean official

South Korea said on Friday that North Korea's leader has apologized for the killing of a South Korean official.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo governor bans state’s traffic agents, task forces

The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has banned all traffic agents and task forces in the state.

Ondo election: PDP urges INEC not to compromise poll with use of Z-pad

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to compromise the credibility of Ondo Governorship election with the contemplation of using the Z-pad technology in voter accreditation process.
Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea boss ready to send Kepa Arrizabalaga away on-loan

According to the Sun of UK, Chelsea are ready to send Kepa out on loan after landing Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice.
The Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum, confirmed that Kano had the highest number of applicants who had registered for the funds.

Nigerian government warns applicants not to pay facilitation fee for MSMEs grant

The Federal Government says applicants will not pay any ‘facilitation fee’ to access its intervention grant for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and cautions unsuspecting applicants against fraudsters.