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  • NIS to begin local production of e-passports

    The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has said that plans are underway for the domestication of the production of the Nigerian e-passport. Babandede disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja when members of the House of Representatives Committee on Interior came on an oversight visit. He said that the NIS was…

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  • Ngige decries lack of synergy among NECA, other labour employers

    Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment has decried the lack of synergy among the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) and other employers of labour. Ngige said this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference while giving account of Nigeria’s participation at the recently concluded International Labour Organisation Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The…

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  • Nigeria`s unity cannot be compromised – Kukah

    Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, said Nigeria`s unity could not be compromised and urged citizens to contribute to its greatness. He stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a national dialogue organised by the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy Democracy and Development. The theme of session, which was the third in…

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  • Court orders EFCC to release ex-Jigawa Gov. Turaki from custody

    An FCT High Court on Thursday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) to release former Governor of Jigawa, Saminu Turaki from their custody. The EFCC arrested Turaki on July 4, at a public function in Abuja, based on a bench warrant issued against him by a Federal High Court, sitting in Dutse,…

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  • Court strikes out $8.8m fraud suit against 2 U.K citizens

    An Ikeja High Court has struck out a case of 8.8 million dollars fraud brought against two U.K citizens — Deepak Khilani and Sushil Chandra — by the Lagos State Government. Khilani and Chandra were arraigned in 2015 for allegedly defrauding their Nigerian business partners of 8.8 million dollars in a company — Green Fuels…

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  • INEC suspends Melaye’s recall process

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will halt the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye, The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District. The National Commissioner of the INEC Adedeji Soyebi, , disclosed this on Thursday, saying the decision is in line with a court ruling. Last week, the Federal High Court sitting in…

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  • Turkish film director detained for depicting Erdogan’s execution

    Turkish police on Thursday detained a prominent film director who has made a controversial movie showing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan under gunpoint in a bloody coup d’etat, state media reported on Thursday. The state-run Anadolu news agency said Ali Avci was detained on suspicion of links to the group blamed by Ankara for the —…

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  • Venus beats Konta for 9th Wimbledon final

    Johanna Konta’s hopes of a first Wimbledon final appearance ended on Thursday with a straight sets semi-final defeat by five-time champion Venus Williams. The 37-year-old American who is the event’s 10th seed played superbly to win 6-4 6-2 on Centre Court and set up a final against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza. The 26-year-old Konta had hoped…

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  • Ebonyi governor threatens to arrest official over substandard project

    Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has threatened to arrest a top official of the state Ministry of Power for executing a street-light project with sub-standard materials. Umahi issued the threat in Abakaliki on Thursday when he inaugurated two fire-fighting engines and six street-lighting sky-lifts purchased by the state government. He said that the official used…

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