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Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, in a statement said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the call on Thursday. Manga said Aregbesola, made the call when the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, and her team paid him a visit in Abuja.

Nigeria calls on US to reverse visa restrictions

The Federal Government has called on the United States of America to consider the long standing relationship between the two countries and reverse its Visa restrictions on Nigeria.

Nigeria commissions 2,200 fire service cadet officers, 150 drivers, 6 firefighting trucks

The Federal Government has commissioned no fewer than 2, 200 Regular Fire Service Cadet Officers as well as 150 drivers and 96 new firefighting trucks.

Farida Waziri: How traducers mocked me when I lost my husband, daughter

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday said she was mocked when she lost her husband and daughter within one year.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday unveiled new visa policy with 79 visa classifications.

President Buhari unveils new visa policy

This comes amid news that five international airports with sufficient technology and devices that will make it impossible for persons with threats to pass through, have been approved as the only ports of entry where visa on arrival can be obtained.

US travel ban consequences of President Buhari’s failure – Peter Obi

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general election, Peter Obi, has said that the visa ban slammed on Nigeria by the United States was a consequence of a failing government.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari constitutes committee on US visa ban

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a committee, to be chaired by the Minister of Interior, Ra’uf Aregbesola, to study the reason why the United States banned Nigerians from its immigration visa.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari presides over National Security Council meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday presided over the meeting of the National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Barely 24 hours after the National Assembly asked for the sack of the security chiefs, President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over national security council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari in closed-door meeting with security chiefs

Barely 24 hours after the National Assembly asked for the sack of the security chiefs, President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over national security council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari presides as first 2020 FEC meeting holds

President Muhammadu Buhari and cabinet ministers are right now holding a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has broken his silence over the heated reactions generated by his statement over the Mayegun title he conferred on the fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, stating that the context through which he made the statement should be understood.

Alaafin: Kings who indulge in clubbing, drinking do not deserve respect

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has said that Yoruba kings and chiefs who indulge in clubbing, smoking, drinking and other untoward behaviour are not worthy of honour and any respect.
Governor Isiaka Oyetola of Osun state has congratulated Bayelsa state’s governor-elect David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress.

Osun governor tasks security personnel on loyalty, Iitegrity

Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, on Friday charged all security agents in Nigeria to remain committed, loyal and demonstrate a high level of integrity in discharging their constitutional responsibilities.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Minister seeks concerted effort on girl child education

The former governor of Osun State and now the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has called for concerted efforts by government, corporate organisations and relevant stakeholders toward the education of the girl-child.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Rauf Aregbesola: No rift between me and Governor Oyetola

The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday declared that there is no rift or misgiving between him and Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, saying the speculation about the non-existent fight is a hoax.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Federal government declares December 25, 26, January 1 as public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, December 25, Thursday, December 26 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020, as public holidays for the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

NIS pledges effective patrols on nation’s borders

The Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Muhammad Babandede (MFR), has assured the country that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) would continue to mount effective border policing to stem influx of unwanted visitors.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate summons minister over planned visa-on-arrival policy

The Senate, on Tuesday, summoned the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, to explain details of the visa on arrival policy introduced by the Federal government.
He said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Prophet. 3

Government must tax rich Nigerians mercilessly – minister

He spoke at an event to celebrate the 70th birthday of former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, in Ibadan, the state capital.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in poverty eradication

While speaking on the topic: “Managing the Dynamics of Nigeria’s Advancement: The Socio-Economic options,” Osinbajo said “there are two issues and I’m glad that by the response of discussants, the two issues stood out. One is the environment for local and foreign investments and second is eradicating poverty.”

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Coronavirus: Don’t fall for fake news – minister

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Enugu council poll: Police announce restriction of movement

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Coronavirus: Nigeria urged to suspend flights from affected countries

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, says it is time the federal government suspends flights from countries that have been affected by the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Nigerians should hold President Buhari responsible – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday, urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if Coronavirus leads to any major calamity in Nigeria.