Biden orders resumption of visa processing in Nigeria, others on Trump ban list

In fulfillment of his promised to end discrimination of nationals allowed into the United States, President Joe Biden has ordered the resumption of visa processing in countries his predecessor, Donald Trump banned. Biden, in his first executive orders, on Wednesday cancelled the ban. In the last three years, the Trump administration slammed travel and immigration ban... Continue Reading →

Bandits and kidnappers should get death penalty —Progressive Governors Forum DG

The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, on Thursday advocated for the death penalty for kidnappers, bandits and their beneficiaries. Reacting to the ultimatum given by Ondo state government that herders should evacuate the forests of Ondo, the Director General asserted that both the Federal government and Ondo State... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Governor Badaru directs Jigawa civil servants to resume work

Jigawa State Government has directed civil servants on grade level 12 and below to resume work from January 22, 2021. This was contained in a statement signed by the State Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila and issued by Public Relations Officer Ismaila Ibrahim Dutse on Thursday. Newsmen reported that the state government... Continue Reading →

Benue Court Remands 17-Year-Old For Setting Boyfriend Ablaze

A 17-year-old-girl, Esther Alex, who set her boyfriend ablaze in Benue State has been arraigned in a magistrates’ court by the police. The first information report was read to the accused at the mention of the case at the Magistrates’ Court 8 situated at North Bank, Makurdi. Newsmen had reported earlier in the year that... Continue Reading →

Wife Alleges Husband Gave Her HIV, Took Her Sons Away

A 32-year-old woman, Fatima Mohamed, has alleged that her husband, a bureau de change operator in Lagos, Abdulrasheed Umar, infected her with the dreaded Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV and separated her from her sons. Mohammed, who was allegedly sent out of her husband's house, also accused the Divisional Police Officer of the Area G Police... Continue Reading →

Protect Your NIN, Crime Committed With Your SIM Will Be Traced To You, Minister Tells Nigerians

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has urged Nigerians to do everything possible to secure their National Identity Numbers (NINs). This comes amidst rising anxieties over SIM-NIN connection by many mobile network subscribers in the country. On Monday, the minister urged Nigerians to secure and protect their NINs, and desist... Continue Reading →

Abia Social Investment Prog to pay N93m to 10,000 beneficiaries

The Abia State Social Investment Programme has disclosed that the Federal Government released 93.47 million Naira through the Abia State Cash Transfer Unit for payment to about 10,000 benefitting Households in the state. This is coming after the initial payment of 540 million Naira paid out last year to the same benefiting households. However, in... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 protocols: FCTA hails schools over compliance

Following the resumption of schools across Abuja, the authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have commended management of private and public schools over high level of compliance with established COVID-19 safety protocols in their respective institutions. The Acting Secretary/ Director of Administration and Finance (DAF) of the Education Secretariat, Mallam Leramoh Abdulrazaq, said... Continue Reading →

2023: New political group backs power shift to South

A new political group, the New Nigerian Movement (NNM), has joined the agitation for the Presidency to shift from the North to the South, come 2023. The group called on the two main political parties; the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), or any other viable political parties that may emerge... Continue Reading →

Gunmen abduct Varsity don in Nasarawa

A professor of mathematical science at the Federal University, Dutsin-ma, Katsina state was on Monday abducted by unknown gunmen along Akwanga/Keffi highway. Professor Johnson Fatokun who was driving from Jos and heading toward Keffi at about 9:00pm on Monday was ambushed by some group of armed gangs. A survivor who spoke to newsmen in Lafia... Continue Reading →

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