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  Citizens of 15 African countries will have to post bonds of up to $15,000 ( £11,000) to visit the US, according to a new temporary travel rule which comes into effect on 24 December. The six-month pilot program – which targets visitor and business visas – will act as a deterrence to those who overstay their visas, the US state...
  A suspected hoodlum who hijacked the EndSARS protest in Benin, the Edo state capital and stole a gun from a police station, has been arrested by the Police in the state for armed robbery. The suspect identified as Sunday Effiong was arrested at the state police headquarters on Monday, November 23. Effiong was identified in a viral video that captured him...
  The Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts, Mr. Olugbenga Olarenwaju Oyerinde, has condemned the increasing spate of attacks on its enforcement officers by hoodlums and miscreants operating within the Lagos Island Business Districts. The Special Adviser stated this while reacting to the recent attack on enforcement officers along the Idumota Bridge to Iddo, Lagos Island, by commercial...
The General Services Administration acknowledged Democrat Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the presidential election on Monday, following weeks of inaction, and President Donald Trump called on his agencies to cooperate, Bloomberg reports. “I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do...
Nigerian visitors to the United States (US) may have to pay up to $15,000 in bonds according to a new temporary policy issued to discourage nationals of some countries with higher visa overstay rate. The President Donald Trump administration introduced the visa bond pilot programme on Monday for B-1 visas (for business travellers) and B-2 visas (for tourists) and it...
INSPECTOR-GENERAL of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu on Monday approved the promotion of 82,779 junior police officers to their next ranks. Force spokesman Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (CDP), announced this in a statement in Abuja. The statement reads: “The promotion of the officers, comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector; 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal, is part...
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says it will begin the implementation of Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) on January 1, 2021. Advertisement CAMA, which repealed and replaced the extant Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990, was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in August. But the law became a subject of controversy within Christendom as some clerics argued that it...
  OUR attention has been drawn to an ‘investigation’ by CNN, entitled ‘How a Bloody Night of Bullets Quashed a Young Protest Movement’ and aired on 18 November 2020, in which the international news organisation said it had ”uncovered that Nigerian security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters” at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, during the #EndSARS protest. We...
THE government on Monday raised the hope that Nigeria will exit its second recession in five years within a short time. It also listed measures that will take the economy out of the slowdown which it said was caused by the severity of the global downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of...
Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) has asked the Police to swiftly conclude investigation of alleged domestic violence filed by Mrs Diana Kafaru against her husband Temidayo. The request was contained in a letter dated October 2, 2020 written to Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyasu and titled “Re: Allegation of Domestic...

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