Why some Nigerians faced extreme vetting at U.S. airports – Envoy

New York – Amb. Hakeem Balogun, the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Balogun, in an interview in Washington, added that the President Donald Trump’s travel ban did not affect Nigerians. “The executive ban on immigration […]

Macky Sall to Buhari: Thank you for your intervention

President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian political crisis which led to the restoration of democracy in the country. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, said in a statement in Abuja on Saturday that the Senegalese leader conveyed his […]

FG set to launch new immigration regulations

Abuja – The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau will on Monday officially launch the new Immigration Regulations, 2017 to ensure better security and Immigration in the country. ABDULRAMAN DAMBAZAU Mr Sunday James, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) disclosed this in an interview on Saturday in Abuja. He said that the […]

Thousands of Nigerians seek asylum in Europe

A Nigerian returnee from Libya reacts on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos. PHOTO: NAN • Waves of irregular migration despite deportation • Govt’s ‘rescue’ programme returns 859 in three months About 1,200 Nigerians are currently seeking asylum in Germany, some officials of the Federal Government have said. At least half of the […]

Senate issues warrant of arrest on customs boss Ali

The Senate has agreed to issue a warrant of arrest to compel the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hammed Ali, to appear before it on Thursday, The senate unanimously passed the motion at their plenary on Wednesday. The decision of the Senate came at the time that the Nigeria Customs Service […]

Senate rejects Magu again as EFCC Chairman

The Nigerian Senate has again rejected Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Magu was rejected by a majority of the Senate membership after over an hour of grueling screening at the National Assembly in Abuja. Ibrahim Magu

EFCC traces N500m Paris Debt money to Governor’s account, retrieves it

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has traced and retrieved a whopping sum of N500million found in one of Nigerian state governor’s account, thereby deepening the probe on the use of the N388.304billion Paris loan. The EFCC is probing how N19billion was illegally deducted from the London-Paris Club loan refund and how the money […]

IBB re-echoes support for 2 party system

Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), on Saturday re-echoed his support for a two-party system, and declared that it was the best option toward deepening democracy. Babangida spoke in Minna, when the Strategy and Inter-Party Affairs Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presented its report on how to move the party forward, to […]

CAN rejoices with Buhari, says Nigerians should sustain prayers

By Caleb Ayansina –  ABUJA – The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr Samson Ayokunle, weekend, called on all Nigerians to sustain their prayers for the complete recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is just as the CAN helmsman on behalf of Christian faithful congratulated PMB, his family and the populace on […]

Nigerians celebrate return of Buhari

Buhari’s return: Residents of Bauchi road in Jos hit the streets in jubilation esidents of Jos and Maiduguri on Friday trooped to the streets to celebrate the return of President Muhammad Buhari to Nigeria after over a month in London. Bauchi Road in Jos was early on Friday besieged by jubilating residents, causing traffic hold […]

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