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RECIPROCITY POLICY: FG REDUCES VISA CHARGES FOR US CITIZENS

The Federal Government has approved the reduction of of visa charges payable by US citizens in line with the reciprocity policy.   This comes after the United States increased the cost of visa application for Nigerians.   Nigerians are required to pay a fee called visa ‘issuance fee’, or ‘reciprocity fee’, for all applications for… Continue reading RECIPROCITY POLICY: FG REDUCES VISA CHARGES FOR US CITIZENS

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2019 ELECTIONS REPORT: EU DECRIES LOW LEVEL OF VOTER PARTICIPATION

The European Union Election Observation Mission has stressed the need to urgently improve the electoral process in Nigeria.     The EU EOM Chief Observer, Maria Arena, said this on Saturday in Abuja at a news conference on the release of the final report of the 2019 General Elections.     Arena who said the… Continue reading 2019 ELECTIONS REPORT: EU DECRIES LOW LEVEL OF VOTER PARTICIPATION

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(PHOTOS): LIBERIAN GEORGE WEAH VISITS BUHARI AT PRESIDENTIAL VILLA

President Muhammadu Buhari has received in audience President Of Liberia, George Weah at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria.   George Weah’s visit comes a day after Nigeria celebrated her Democracy Day on a new date (June 12).   Recall that Mr. Weah’s first Presidential visit to Nigeria was in March 2018.   Weah who… Continue reading (PHOTOS): LIBERIAN GEORGE WEAH VISITS BUHARI AT PRESIDENTIAL VILLA

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MAN WHO ACCUSED ACTING CJN OF AGE FALSIFICATION TO PAY N10M – COURT

Abuja - A certain Mr Tochi Michael who alleged that the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed, falsified his age, will have to pay N10million in the next three weeks.   This is according to the injunctions of a Federal High Court which sat in Jabi area of Abuja.   The plaintiff, Mr… Continue reading MAN WHO ACCUSED ACTING CJN OF AGE FALSIFICATION TO PAY N10M – COURT

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SENATE ASKS NIGERIAN GOVT TO DECLARE EMERGENCY ON UNEMPLOYMENT

The Senate has called on the Nigerian Government to declare an emergency on unemployment across the country.   This was part of the resolutions by lawmakers during Wednesday’s plenary after a series of deliberations on the welfare of Nigerians.   The lawmakers also asked the Federal Government create more pro-poor social safety nets, and dedicate… Continue reading SENATE ASKS NIGERIAN GOVT TO DECLARE EMERGENCY ON UNEMPLOYMENT

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N500BN: NECA, EXPERTS DEMAND INDEPENDENT CBN AUDIT

Financial and economic experts have demanded an independent audit of the Central Bank of Nigeria following the alleged missing of N500bn.   They made this call while speaking in exclusive interviews with our correspondents.   The Director-General, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Mr Timothy Olawale, said despite the denial of the CBN that no N500bn was… Continue reading N500BN: NECA, EXPERTS DEMAND INDEPENDENT CBN AUDIT

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PRESIDENTIAL TRIBUNAL STANDS DOWN HEARING, MEETS LAWYERS IN CHAMBERS

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, Nigeria has stood down the Wednesday’s pre-hearing session on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.   The Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa-led five-man bench of the tribunal stood down the matter shortly after lawyers appearing in… Continue reading PRESIDENTIAL TRIBUNAL STANDS DOWN HEARING, MEETS LAWYERS IN CHAMBERS