IPOB: Afenifere Throws Its Weight Behind Eastern Security Network, Says Regional Policing Will End Insecurity

IPOB: Afenifere Throws Its Weight Behind Eastern Security Network, Says Regional Policing Will End Insecurity

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, had on Saturday launched the ESN, saying it was to protect the lives and property of the South-East region people. Yoruba’s socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has expressed its support for IPOB’s newly formed Eastern Security Network, saying regional policing is the only remedy to insecurity in the country. The newly formed Eastern Security Network ESN has received huge support from the Yoruba’s socio-cultural group, Afenifere, saying that the only solution to insecurity in the country is regional policing. The Afenifere National…

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VCOY: FirstBank Is Powering The Next Generation Of Nigerian Innovators And Entrepreneurs

FirstBank begins the year with an innovative, convenient virtual Payment Card

What did (the various territories that were later to be amalgamated into) Nigeria look like in 1894? How about a hundred years later in 1994? And what could Nigeria look like in the year 2094? History provides elaborate answers to the first two questions. Answers – accurate or near-accurate answers, that is – to the third, however, will rely entirely on the ability to predict/envision the future and work to invent and create the predicted future. With a continuing shining legacy of nation-building – supporting innovative financial, commercial, and other…

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US Removes Visa Reciprocity Fees For Nigerian Applicants

U.S removes visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian applicants

The United States has removed the reciprocity fee imposed on visa applications for Nigerians. The development which took effect from December 3, was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In August 2019, the United States had increased the cost of visa application for Nigerians. The US Consulate explained that the increment was to “reciprocate” the extra visa fee that the Nigerian government had charged American citizens. Consequently, Nigerians were required to pay a fee called visa ‘issuance fee’, or ‘reciprocity fee’, for all applications…

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There’ll Be Hunger If Recession Lasts Longer – All Farmers Association Of Nigeria

There’ll be hunger if recession lasts longer – All Farmers Association of Nigeria

The factional National President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Kabir Ibrahim, talks about the recent rise in food prices and the effect of the recession on food security in the country. Excerpts: Nigerians have been groaning over the rising cost of food items in the country. What would you say contributed to the current problem? There are many reasons why we have that. Our production was interfered with by COVID-19, pandemic, the flooding that we had in some parts of northern Nigeria, especially the food basket states, and insecurity in…

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PSC Approves Recruitment Of 925 Illegal Candidates Into Police Force

PSC approves recruitment of 925 illegal candidates into police force

The affected persons were earlier removed from the final list of 10,000 successful candidates in the 2019 recruitment carried out by the NPF because they neither applied for the job nor went through the screening, aptitude test, and medical examinations. An exclusive report in September had published the removal of the 925 names by the commission. But in a curious volte-face, the commission in a statement said it decided to screen and absorb the candidates “in the overall interest of the nation and considering that resources had been expended in…

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U-20 W’Cup: Flying Eagles Crash Out Of 2021 Qualifiers

U-20 W’Cup: Flying Eagles Crash Out Of 2021 qualifiers

The Flying Eagles will miss out on next year’s U-20 African Cup of Nations in Mauritania and the 2021 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia after they crashed out of the U-20 AFCON qualifiers WAFU B in the Benin Republic on Saturday. The Flying Eagles needed Ghana to defeat Ivory Coast by at least a two-goal margin to have any hope of advancing from Group B, having failed to win any of their first two matches. They were held 1-1 by the Ivoirians, before a 1-0 loss to Ghana. However, the…

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Joshua knocks Out Pulev To Retain World Heavyweight Titles

Joshua knocks out Pulev to retain world heavyweight titles

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. The fight is Joshua’s first since reclaiming his belts from Andy Ruiz in December 2019 in Saudi Arabia. Both boxers were cautious in the first two rounds with Joshua using more of his jabs.

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Katsina Attack: 333 Students Still Missing, Says Gov. Masari

Katsina attack: 333 students still missing, says Gov. Masari

Katsina Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, yesterday, said 333 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Kankara Local Government Area, were still missing, after last Friday’s attack by bandits. Masari gave the figure when Minister of Defence, Gen. Salihi Magashi, led the nation’s service chiefs on a sympathy visit at the Katsina Government House. According to Masari, the school has a population of 839 students. Earlier, Governor Masari, who visited the school and received a briefing from the principal on Saturday morning, had said he could not ascertain the exact…

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