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Dr Benson Bana, Tanzanian High Commissioner to Nigeria, said this known on the sidelines of the Tanzania-Nigeria Tourism, Investment and Trade (TN-TIT) forum, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Tanzanian envoy: Nigeria’s visa policy worthy of emulation in Africa

The new Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 (NVP 2020) is worthy of emulation in Africa.
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US to prioritise student visa applicants

The United States Mission has said it will prioritize student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students resuming this Fall get visa interview appointments well in advance of their program start date.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Lagos most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa

The Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said based on the startup Genome report, a global startup ecosystem report, Lagos was the most valuable startup ecosystem on the continent.
A Nigerian living in Malaysia, Simon Adavize Momoh, who was arrested for drink-driving has been ordered to be deported, though he paid the fine for the offence.

Malaysia set to deport Nigerian national for drink-driving

A Nigerian living in Malaysia, Simon Adavize Momoh, who was arrested for drink-driving has been ordered to be deported, though he paid the fine for the offence.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

COVAX: Unity is delivering for the world

The breakthroughs achieved by science in developing highly effective vaccines against COVID-19 are nothing short of extraordinary. What once took up to a decade has been done in less than a year. This is primarily a result of remarkable international cooperation.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon commence the issuance of its enhanced 10 years validity passports in London and Atlanta.

Minister promises effective passport, visa service delivery

The Nigeria Government is now determined to ensure efficient service delivery to all Nigerians at home and Diaspora, including foreigners, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said.
The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has called for adoption of a value-driven national orientation with emphasis on non-oil diversification to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

NACC seeks quick visa facilitation for members

The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has urged the American Embassy in Nigeria to do everything possible to facilitate the Visa processing for members of the bilateral Chamber especially when it involves business trips for national growth and development.

US warns Nigerians over fake visa alert

“The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate in Lagos is warning Nigerians not to fall victims to the scam. It is the same old scam, but in fresh packaging – don’t become a victim! If you have questions about whether visa information is legitimate, please refer only to official sources: travel.state.gov, ng.usembassy.gov/visas, and www.ustraveldocs.com/ng,” the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria said
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask, looks as his corruption trial resumes, at Jerusalem's District Court April 5, 2021. Abir Sultan-Pool via REUTERS

Israeli premier back in court as prosecutor lays out case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to a Jerusalem court on Monday as the corruption trial against him resumed with opening arguments and witness testimony.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

Diaspora Nigerians with expired passport can now travel home – NIS boss

Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Services Muhammad Babandede has disclosed that diaspora Nigerians who could not travel back home due to closure of some missions abroad in line with Covid-19 compliant policy can now make onward journey back to Nigeria.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

Chinese, Egyptians arrested for fake marriages in Nigeria

Mr Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has revealed that a Chinese citizen and several Egyptians have been arrested for using fake marriages to secure resident permits for foreigners in Nigeria.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

President Buhari: Nigeria better, stronger as one indivisible nation

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.
Visa Inc, an American multinational financial services corporation, announced on Monday that it will permit the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network, a move conceived to be the genesis of digital currencies acceptance by the mainstream financial industry.

Visa to accept cryptocurrency for transactions

Visa Inc, an American multinational financial services corporation, announced on Monday that it will permit the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network, a move conceived to be the genesis of digital currencies acceptance by the mainstream financial industry.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Niger records low turnout of coronavirus vaccination

The local government COVID-19 vaccination in Niger State, which started Wednesday, last week, has been recording very low turnout of people.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest woman for ‘killing’ new co-wife

The police boss said preliminary investigation revealed that the co-wife (name withheld by the police) killed the deceased with a pestle and set her body ablaze to indicate she had died in a domestic fire accident.
Buba Marwa

NDLEA chief to commission drug rehabilitation centre in Ogbomoso

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa, will on Friday (March 19) commission a newly built multi-purpose Clinic and rehabilitation centre in Ogbomoso in Oyo State.

US pledges improvements in visa applicants’ experience

The United States Consulate General in Lagos has unveiled its newly expanded and renovated consular pavilion that seeks to improve the experience that visa applicants and American citizens in Nigeria.

ECOWAS Court orders Nigeria to pay German N63.6 million, $10,000 for ‘illegal detention’

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered Nigerian government to pay a German national about N63.6million and $10,000 for his about 11 days of illegal detention by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) last year.

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 54 years – doctors

Harsh living conditions in Nigeria have now put life expectancy at 54 years, the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGMPN) has said.

Britain set to begin new visa system for skilled migrants

Britain is launching a new visa system to make it easier for science, research and technology workers overseas to move to Britain, the country’s Chancellor of the Exchequer said on Wednesday.
Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea from Ken Bates in 2003.

Roman Abramovich set to launch £430 million superyacht

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to launch his eye popping Superyacht reportedly built at the cost of £430 million.
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CAN urges President Buhari to proscribe all Miyetti Allah, Fulani groups

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately proscribe the Miyetti Allah groups existing in the country as was done to IPOB as the first step to ending the raging herdsmen crisis in the country.

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Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC to create 956 additional polling units in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to create additional 956 polling units in Sokoto state. INEC’s National Commissioner, Mr Festus Okoye, made the disclosure...
This picture taken on January 19, 2021 shows detail on the forehead of Miraitowa, the mascot for the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, at the office of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. – When the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, officials promised they would open in 2021 as proof of humankind’s triumph over the coronavirus. But six months before the delayed start, victory over the virus remains distant, and fears are growing rapidly that the Games of the 32nd Olympiad may not happen at all. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY OLY-2020-2021-JAPAN-VIRUS-HEALTH BY ANDREW MCKIRDY

Team Nigeria Women’s 4x100m relay team provisionally qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

If the qualification window for the Tokyo Olympics were to be shut today, Nigeria will have the women’s 4x100m relay team battling for one of the three medals on offer at the Games.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Minister: Nigerian government trailing those plotting to destabilise country

As the spate of attacks and violent killings rises nationwide, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government was trailing those behind the mayhem with a view to unmasking and prosecuting the masterminds of the dastardly acts.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government proposes salary review for civil servants

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Salaries, Incomes & Wages Commission (NSIWC) to review the salaries of civil servants as well as the number of federal agencies.
The Comptroller General, Federal Fire Service, Liman Alhaji Ibrahim, has assured Nigerians of the preparedness of the Service in ensuring the safety of all Nigerians and to respond to any emergency during the Yuletide celebrations.

FFS boss charges Nigerians to stop attacks on fire fighters

Nigerians must stop the habit of attacking fire fighters at fire scenes, Dr Liman Ibrahim, Controller-General, Federal Fire Service (FFS), charged on Tuesday in Abuja.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

May Day: President Buhari promises workers better packages

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured workers of better packages to cushion economic effects of COVID-19 on their resources.President Muhammadu Buhari has assured workers of better packages to cushion economic effects of COVID-19 on their resources.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates in a virtual bilateral meeting with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta during a videoconference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2021. REUTERS-Leah Millis-Pool

US: China acting ‘more aggressively abroad’

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that aired on Sunday that China had recently acted "more aggressively abroad" and was behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways."

Real Madrid boss: Marcelo will be available for Chelsea game despite polling duty

Marcelo will travel to London and be available for Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final second-leg clash at Chelsea, insists manager Zinedine Zidane.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian

China welcomes US easing coronavirus restrictions on Chinese students

China said on Wednesday that it is a positive step for the United States to ease COVID-19 restrictions on Chinese students and other international students into the United States this fall.
Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United’s bumper offer may not be enough for Paul Pogba

Manchester United could face a transfer dilemma if Paul Pogba doesn’t extend his stay at Old Trafford.