Nigeria Consulate Suspends Emergency Passport Services

The Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, United States of America has suspended emergency passport services due to a shortage of old booklets. In a notice dated March 6, 2020, the consulate said only applicants on appointment would be attended to in the time being. “The Consulate General will resume attending to all and sundry when the passport booklet supply improves,” the notice said. The shortage, according to the Consul General, Benaoyagha Okoyen, is occasioned by the gradual phaseout of the old passport and transition to the new 10-year…

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UNILAG Governing Council Indicts VC Over Botched Convocation

The Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has said it called for the suspension of the 2020 convocation because the Vice-Chancellor allegedly undermined the powers of the council, abused procedures and disobeyed instructions, particularly regarding the conferment of honorary degrees and other activities lined up for the ceremony. Last week, the National Universities Commission (NUC), after a communication from the Council, directed the school to suspend the planned convocation slated for  March 9 to 12. Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin, explained that after his communication with the…

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South East Dev Commission Bill Pass Second Reading

The 9th Senate endorsed the southeast Development Commission Bill which has just scaled the second reading. The bill sponsored by Senator Oduah, Stella Adaeze (Anambra North) titled “A bill for an act to establish the southeast Development Commission in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to act as a catalyst to develop the commercial potentials of the South East and other connected matters, 2020 (SB. 161)” scaled its second reading. During her lead debate, Oduah explained to her colleagues that the establishment of the commission would promote national unity and boost…

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South-East Senators Protest Exclusion From $22.79 Foreign Loan

South-East Caucus in the National Assembly took a protest to the offices of the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila over the exclusion of the South-East region from the infrastructure loan sought by the federal government from international sources. The protest is coming a week late after the Senate had last Thursday passed the Presidential request for $22.79bn to fund critical infrastructure in different parts of the country. Led by the Leader of the South-East caucus and former Deputy President of…

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Senate Committee Expresses Satisfaction With NCC’s Regulatory Performance

The Senate Committee on Communications says it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country. Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Chairman of the Committee, who led other members of the Committee to NCC’s Head Office in Abuja on a familiarisation and fact-finding visit on Tuesday, said given the mammoth of challenges facing the industry and the achievements of the Commission so far, its regulatory interventions and performance deserves to be appreciated and commended. The…

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Senate To Strip Immunity To Nigeria President, Vice President, Governors & Deputies

A bill at the Nigerian Senate is seeking to strip presidents and vice presidents of immunity in criminal matters during their stay in office. The bill also suggested the same thing for governors and their deputies. The bill provides for qualification of the immunity clause to exclude immunity for public officers referred to in Section 308 from criminal liability where the offence involves misappropriation of funds belonging to the Federal, State or Local Government and also the use of thugs to foment violence. Section 308 of the Constitution of Nigeria,…

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See List Of What Court Asked EFCC To Recover From Okorocha And Family

The N59.6 billion taken from the local government system by Okorocha. The Eastern Palm University built with Imo money but personalized by Okorocha. The N96 billion being the stolen portion of Imo’s IGR for eight years. N40 billion siphoned through the unexecuted 27 general hospital projects. The Old IBC premises at Orji. The Nekede and Orji Mechanic Villages. Also, vast expanse of land on the Sam Mbakwe Airport road was acquired by the Government for the purpose of attracting a Naval Base. The Adapalm in Ohaji which Okorocha said was…

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The Real Reason Emir Sanusi Was Remove By Ganduje

An educated, widely traveled and opinionated Emir is the last person the establishment wants to be dealing with. The 14th Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in Nasarawa or in some remote location, exiled, placed under house arrest, deprived of access to visitors, sipping from a cup of Arabian tea and cut off from the rest of the world. He is not to be seen on the streets unless he is granted state pardon. He is not even going to be allowed to wave at admirers or experience the beauty…

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Buhari Rules With No Direction— Oyedepo

Oyedepo says Buhari’s government is like a curse to Nigerians. Bishop David Oyedepo criticises President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration Founder of the Living Faith Christian Church International Bishop David Oyedepo, has criticised the incumbent administration of Nigeria, saying President Muhammadu Buhari rules the country with no direction.  Oyedepo tagged the Buhari-led administration as the worst government the country ever had, while delivering a sermon during the second service of the church at the Faith Tabernacle, Ota, Ogun.  “In my view, this is the worst thing that has happened to Nigeria –…

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Ogun To Build 1,300 Public Toilets

Ogun State Government said that 1,300 public toilets would be built across the state, to tackle open defecation. It said that while the cost of 800 of such toilets had been incorporated into this year’s budget, 500 others would be handled through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative. The Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu- Balogun, disclosed this while briefing reporters on the measures being taken by his ministry to prevent erosion and flood this year. Abudun-Balogun said most places where open defecation is rampant are ancient residential settings, adding that it…

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