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FG abolishes payment of overstay fees by Nigerians With Dual Citizenship

The Federal Government has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), to with immediate effect, put an end to the payment of fines by Nigerians holding dual citizenship at the nation’s International Airports. The Honorable Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, CFR, PhD, who stated this today, in his Office in Abuja, said that the directives are in line ...

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CDD releases Preliminary Reports on Osun State 2018 Gubernatorial Election

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in partnership with the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) deployed 180 trained and accredited observers for the Osun State Governorship election of September 22, 2018. CDD and PTCIJ observers deployed across the 30 Local Governments (LGAs) in the state consisted of 100 stationary observers who kept an eye on the electoral ...

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NCDC releases 10 ways To Prevent Infectious Disease Outbreaks During Flooding!

TEN MESSAGES TO PREVENT INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAKS DURING FLOODING The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have recently issued a warning alert of flooding, which may affect 13 States in Nigeria. Most of the States are around the Rivers Niger and Benue. Flooding is an event of public health interest due to the resultant ...

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US-Based Nigerian Group Offers To Pay Leah Sharibu’s Ransom

Remember Leah Sharibu? One of the 100 abducted Dapchi girls, who has refused to compromise her faith in the Den of Boko Haram…. A United States, US-based Nigerian group has protested strongly against the threat to kill the lone Christian captive in the hands of Islamic militant group, Boko Haram, ’Leah Sharibu, asking the Federal Government to allow interested parties ...

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‘Account for spending on LUTH, other hospitals”- SERAP writes Health Minister

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, urging him to “urgently provide information about details of actual spending of allocations to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH) Idi Araba and other 20 federal teaching hospitals and 20 federal medical centres across the country, for the period ...

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Ministry of Defence Inuagurate 25 Man Committee for 2019 Armed Forces Day

Nigeria’s Ministry of Defence has already inaugurated a 25- man National planning committee in readiness to mark the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day scheduled for 15th January 2019. Nuratu Batagarawa, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Defence during the grand inauguration of the committee retirated the essence of the occasion which is geared towards honouring Nigeria’s military might and ...

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ONE in Nigeria celebrates advocacy milestone, #MakeNaijaStronger

ONE campaign in Nigeria has celebrated the advocacy milestone of #MakeNaijaStronger, an advocacy campaign geared towards the provision of adequate and improved healthcare service delivery particularly for the marginalised communities, women and children in Nigeria. The event which took place in Abuja yesterday had major influencers, dignitaries such as the wife of the Nigeria’s Senate President, Toyin Saraki as well ...

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UN human rights expert urges NAPTIP to ensure timely prosecution, access to justice for trafficking victims

United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro who has been on a week visit to Nigeria to assess the issue of trafficking in persons has urged the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to ensure timely and speedy prosecution of human trafficking offenders so as serve as deterrent to those who still engage in such criminal activities. ...

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Beat up any SARS who tries to check your Facebook or account details, you have my backing – IGP tell Nigerians

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has told the operatives of the reformed Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, to desist from checking citizens’ bank account details. The IGP also warned the FSARS operatives not to invade people’s phones and laptops unless they have a court order or an instruction from the commissioner of police in charge of a state ...

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‘No Plan to Islamise Nigeria’, Buhari tells Catholic Bishops

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that there is no plan whatsoever to Islamise Nigeria, contrary to the propaganda and narrative that has taken root in some quarters and churches across the country. Speaking at the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) in Sokoto Sunday, Buhari asserted that there was no credible fact to indicate that the present administration was out ...

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