Category Archives: Breaking

Nigerians Seeking US Visa Will No Longer Be Required To Pay Reciprocity Fees

The United States government on Friday removed the reciprocity fee imposed on visa applications for Nigerians. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed the development which took effect from December 3, in an official public statement. Ferdinand Nwonye, the ministry’s spokesman said: “The ministry of foreign affairs wishes to inform that the United States government has removed…

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Lagos State To Sanction International Travelers Evading COVID-19 Test

The Lagos State Government has warned incoming passengers who shun the Federal Government’s guidelines against COVID-19 to desist or face the consequences. The government said such action is to protect Lagosians against the fatal effects of the reversal of the gains made against the pandemic, which are loss of lives, livelihood, and economic hardship. The…

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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Daily Count Soar Again With 324 Fresh Cases

In two days, Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections has risen sharply with 667 new cases, taking the total to over 68,000, according to health authorities. The 343 cases reported earlier on Thursday were the highest since late August, while 324 infections recorded on Friday were from 11 states, leaving the country’s toll at 68,627. According to Nigeria Centre for…

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Nigeria’s Odunayo Eweniyi & Damilola Odufuwa Make Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2020 “Bloomberg 50” List

Nigerian tech executives, Odunayo Eweniyi and Damilola Odufuwa have been honored in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2020 “Bloomberg 50“, its annual list of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have changed the global business landscape in measurable ways over the past year. The Feminist Coalition co-founders were named alongside Singer Billie Eilish, Uruguay’s President Luis Lacalle Pou, Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, Former United…

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Senate Urges Buhari Administration To Procure & Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Members of the Senate on Thursday urged the Buhari Administration to make sufficient funds available for procurement and administration of COVID-19 vaccines for Nigerians. During the plenary presided over by Senate President Ahmad Lawan in Abuja, they described as unfortunate the failure by government to produce a plan for the purchase, distribution and administration of…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Pays N60m Compensation To Families Of Slain Police Officers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday presented a cheque of N10 million each to families of the six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the nationwide #EndSARS protests, in fulfillment of his administration’s pledge made during an earlier meeting with police officers. The governor made the presentation to the…

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Coronavirus: Nigeria Records Two More COVID-19 Deaths, 343 New Infections

Nigeria’s daily count of coronavirus infections recorded a significant increase — compared to recent figures — on Thursday, with 343 new cases confirmed in 13 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). This is the first time in more than three months that the country’s daily count will exceed 340. Before December 3, 2020, the…

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