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New Visa Policy For Nigerians Traveling To Indonesia

Nigerians with new passports seeking to travel to Indonesia will need to present a certificate of recommendation from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, among other documents to process their visas. Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto, who told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday, said the …

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Samumed: A $12 billion startup wants to cure baldness and smooth out your wrinkles

Samumed is a $12 billion private biotech startup you’ve probably never heard of. The San Diego-based company has attracted $300 million in funding and a heady valuation thanks to a pipeline of what could be revolutionary treatments to regenerate hair, skin, bones, and joints. It offers the promise of reversing …

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Flynn Did Not Disclose Income From Russian Companies – White House

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, failed to disclose payments from a Russian television network and a second firm linked to Russia in a February financial disclosure form, according to documents released by the White House on Saturday. In a financial disclosure form signed by Flynn on …

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Ondo Assembly crisis deepens as governor recognises factional speaker

Ondo Assembly: crisis deepens as governor backs factional speaker

The lingering leadership crisis at the Ondo State House of Assembly reached a new height on Friday as the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, recognized a factional leader of the house, Malachi Coker, as the Speaker of the house. The governor, while observing protocols at the swearing-in of the Secretary to …

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Cross River

Cross River: Superhighway Threatens To Displace 50,000 Inhabitants

Cross River used to be known as an area with some of the oldest tropical rain-forests in the West African region, with mangrove swamps on the coastal zones and some of the rarest species of organisms to boot. However, that reserve along with the famous Cross River National park, Ukpong …

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Brila Energy EFCC Moves To Arraign 5 More Judges

Brila Energy Director Bags 10 Year Sentence For N963m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, March 16, 2017, secured the conviction of Rowaye Jubril, Managing Director, Brila Energy Limited, before Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the State High Court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos. The convict was arraigned alongside his company, Brila Energy Limited, sometime in November 2012 on a 13-count charge bordering on forgery …

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Femi Adesina

EFCC arraigns impersonator of Femi Adesina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned Christian Oyovweyho, alias Femi Adesina, before Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano on a two-count charge of obtaining by false pretence. The defendant allegedly impersonated the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammad Buhari, Femi …

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Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos

The road to Lagos Airport by Prof Olatunji Dare

In practically every other country, getting to – and getting out of –the major international airport is a breeze; in Nigeria, it is a fraught obstacle race. And so, from my waking up until the plane takes off, any day I am flying out of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport …

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PDP leaders renew assault after Ondo election loss

PDP crisis: Propaganda won’t help us, Dickson tells Makarfi, others

The Governor of Bayelsa State and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Reconciliation Committee, Seriake Dickson, on Tuesday described the comments by the Makarfi faction of the party, on the submission of his committee’s report as “mere propaganda”. According to him, rather than embark on name-calling, propaganda and outright lies, …

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travel ban

Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive order

US District Judge Derrick Watson cited “questionable evidence” in the government’s argument that the ban was a matter of national security. President Trump described the ruling as “unprecedented judicial overreach”. The order would have placed a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on …

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CAF

CAF: Battle at the top of African football

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has only ever had five presidents in its 60-year history and the last time a new leader was appointed was way back in 1988. Thursday’s election in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, could herald a change, but long-time incumbent, Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou, is not giving …

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APC

Court bars APC from contesting Anambra Central senatorial district election

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dashed the hopes of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Anambra Central senatorial district election as it dismissed the suit by Sharon Ikeazor seeking to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to accept her as a substitute for Dr Chris …

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EFCC Chairman Magu Disowns Akpabio

No law stops Magu’s renomination- Prof Sagay

REACTIONS yesterday trailed Senate’s rejection of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu as the agency’s substantive chair. The Upper Chamber’s action came exactly three months after it declined to confirm Presidency’s preferred nominee for the EFCC top job. It hinged its action on a Department of …

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Scores Killed As Boko Haram Attack Borno State

A security source in Maiduguri says Boko Haram terrorists may have killed scores in an attack in Magumeri town in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State on Wednesday evening. The source said the militants razed down houses, including a police station, and the civilians fled into the bush. The …

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nuhu ribadu

Leadership And Challenges Of National Unity In Nigeria By Nuhu Ribadu

Convocation Lecture Delivered at the 11th Convocation Ceremony of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State, Nigeria. February 15, 2017. Protocols: I feel highly honoured to be invited by the Governing Council of this great university to give this year’s pre-convocation lecture. The significance of a pre-convocation lecture as a platform for reflecting on …

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