Month: January 2020

Policemen reportedly storm Federal Institute of Industrial Research

Policemen in three trucks have reportedly stormed the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos. The policemen were said to have taken over the premises to stop the ongoing protest by the workers against the controversial doctorate of the acting Director-General of FIIRO, Chima Igwe. FIIRO workers have been protesting for two weeks the refusal …

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NIS set to expand categories of visas issued to foreign citizens

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is set to expand categories of visas issued to foreign citizens intending to visit Nigeria from six to 79 classes of visas under the 2020 Visa Policy to be approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. It also clarified that the Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) policy does not mean that foreigners will enter Nigeria …

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Man arrested for allegedly chaining and torturing wives for 10 months

The police in Katsina State have arrested a middle-aged man, identified simply as Samaila, for allegedly chaining and torturing his two wives, Fatima Salisu and Hadiza Musa, in his home for 10 months. The two women, aged 20 years each, have no children with the suspect. Samaila was picked up by police from the home …

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District Head, Hassan Mohammed and son get kidnapped

Bandits have kidnapped the District Head of Gayari District of Gummi Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Hassan Mohammed and his son. An indigene of the town, Abubakar Sani told reporters that, the bandits arrived Gayari town on Thursday night and went to the district head’s house where they kidnapped him and his son. According …

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Obaseki Probes Controversial Benin Specialist Hospital Contracts

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the probe of contracts for the construction of the Benin Specialist Hospital and supply of hospital equipment. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. According to him, the state government has constituted a Commission of Inquiry to conduct a …

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Adamawa governor sacks 5,000 workers over “improper employment”

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has approved the sacking of 5,000 workers employed by the previous government of Jibril Bindow. The salaries of the civil servants had been stopped last year over what the state government called “improper employment and transfer of service.” The fate of the civil servants was finally sealed as the …

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Journalist Arrested By Army In Maiduguri Regains Freedom

A journalist reporting for Daily Trust Newspaper, Omirin Olatunji, has regained his freedom hours after he was whisked away by personnel of the Nigerian Army in Borno State. Olatunji was picked up at about 4:40pm on Thursday while hanging out with colleagues at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) along Lagos Street …

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PDP protest at US, UK embassies over insecurity

The leadership and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the National Assembly, on Friday, protested at the embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom in Abuja. They, however, postponed that of the European Union. The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, said their presence was to also present protest papers to the embassies. …

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Senate to investigate $396million disbursed by NNPC

The Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources on Thursday got a mandate of the Red Chamber to investigate the disbursement of over $396 million by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the  four refineries between 2013 and 2015. It was given the mandate following a motion titled: “The moribund …

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Bruno Fernandes to no. 18 for Manchester United

Manchester United’s new signing, Bruno Fernandes, will wear the no. 18 for the club. United completed the signing of Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon on Thursday for an initial fee of £46.5million (€55m), with up to £21.1m (€25m) to follow in add-ons. The 25-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract at Old Trafford. Fernandes wore No.8 for …

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Dating rumors debunked between Rihanna and A$AP Rocky

The dating rumors linking Rihanna and her close pal A$AP Rocky have been shut down, as it has now been claimed that the singer is still very much single after her recent split from her ex-Billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel. Since splitting from the Saudi Billionaire, Rihanna and rapper A$AP have been seen hanging out lately, sparking …

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