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FG awaits US, Trump set to slam visa restriction on Nigeria

John Ameh,  Eniola Akinkuotu, Adelani Adepegba and Raphael Ede  The United States President, Donald Trump, is set to add Nigeria and six others  to a new list of countries on America’s visa restriction. The new restrictions will  apply to travellers and immigrants from Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. As of today, Iran,
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UPDATE 1-DAVOS-Trump says U.S. to add more countries to travel ban soon

UPDATE 1-DAVOS-Trump says U.S. to add more countries to travel ban soon DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The United States is moving to add more countries to its travel ban list, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday without giving details but saying the changes would be announced soon. A source familiar with the draft proposal said the tentative list of nations included Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.
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Lagos landlords protest home demolition for ICT park

Etim Ekpimah Members of the Ifesowapo Abule-Egba Community Development Association in the Alimosho area of Lagos State, on Wednesday, protested the ongoing demolition of their properties by the officials of the state government to pave the way for the new Computer Village in the area. The protesters, who took their grievances to the state House
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Emeka Ihedioha and the Travesty of Justice

Demola Olarewaju argues fiercely that only the justices of the Supreme Court can explain how they reached a final tally of votes in the 2019 Imo governorship election The judgement removing Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha from office as Imo State Governor and installing Senator Hope Uzodinma in his stead is a travesty of justice that The post Emeka Ihedioha and the Travesty of Justice appeared first on THISDAYLIVE ...
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‘For Delta, It’s Managing Director of NDDC or Nothing’

Mr. Igbini Emmanuel, a Social Commentator, Analyst and National President, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy based in the Niger Delta region explains to Chuks Okocha the politics surrounding the composition of the NDDC management and board. Some respected traditional rulers and leaders from Delta State recently declared that Delta State is entitled to produce The post ‘For Delta ...
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Coronavirus: FAAN, health officials screen passengers at airports

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria says it has started the screening of passengers (in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Health) arriving in the country through the airports following the outbreak of coronavirus in China. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, told our correspondent that the temperature and
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Senate seeks powers for Auditor General to tackle corruption

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Senate has vowed to pass the Federal Audit Bill on resumption to address the lacuna in audit law and tackle corruption. The Vice Chairman, Senate Public Accounts Committee, Senator Ibrahim Hadejia, made the vow in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. He attributed the federal ministries, agencies and departments’ 
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Jumia leverages payment platform, appoints new CEO

Ife Ogunfuwa Jumia Group says it is relying on the increased usage of its payment platform, Jumia Pay, to drive business growth in Nigeria. The Jumia Group’s co-CEO and Co-Founder, Jeremy Hodara, said the e-commerce company expected growth and profitability in 2020 would be made possible by incentivising the usage of the platform. Hodara said
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Adoke alleges persecution, battles alleged N300m Malabu deal bribe

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, said on Wednesday that he was ready to defend himself in respect of the multiple charges relating to the Malabu Oil scam and others instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Adoke said his trial by the
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Verify your contracts or lose payment, NDDC warns contractors

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt THE acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Gbene Joi Nunieh, has warned that contractors and consultants of the agency who fail to present themselves for verification and documentation will forfeit their payments. Nunieh issued this warning on Wednesday when she visited the Rivers State office of the NDDC,
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Buhari group faults W’Bank, IMF on economic projection

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja The Buhari Media Organisation has disagreed with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on their downward projections for the country’ economic growth.  The group argued that the 2.9 per cent economic growth projection by the Federal Government for the year 2020 was feasible despite the IMF and World Bank’s downward
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US to provide water for 54,000 herders, farmers

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The United States Agency for International Development has allocated about $8m for the provision of water for about 50,000 herders and 4,000 smallholder farmers in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. The project, ‘Water for Agriculture,’ which runs from 2019 to 2022, is being carried out in collaboration with an international humanitarian organisation,
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FCT Minister Lauds DSO, NBC DG

The Honourable Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has commended the Digital Switch Over (DSO) program of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), saying that it was an indication of the good job being done by the Commission, despite the challenges that the broadcasting industry faces, in the new ecosystem, especially with the multiplicity The post FCT Minister Lauds DSO, NBC DG appeared ...
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Ihedioha Can Accept the Judgement, Turn Around and Come Back Like a Cobra’

Pro-democracy activist and legal researcher, Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo, tells Nseobong Okon-Ekong that the best option before the Peoples Democratic Party in the contentious matter of Imo governorship election is to go back to the Supreme Court rather than embark on street protests What options do you think PDP and Ihedioha have over the recent Supreme Court The post Ihedioha Can Accept the Judgement ...
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THE NATIONAL IDENTITY CONUNDRUM

The National Identity Management Commission should sit up The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called off the use of National Identity Number (NIN) for the 2020 university admission. This decision was made after the exercise received knocks for inflicting untold ordeal on the prospective Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates and their parents. The post THE ...
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Man Utd crash to third defeat in four EPL games

Troubled Manchester United crashed to a third defeat in their last four Premier League games as Burnley powered to a surprise 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were rocked by Chris Wood’s first half opener before Jay Rodriguez scored with a superb strike after the break. It was a dismal
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Man Utd hit new low in dismal Burnley loss

Man Utd hit new low in dismal Burnley loss Troubled Manchester United crashed to a third defeat in their last four Premier League games as Burnley powered to a surprise 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
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