President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly arrived Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the 33rd Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed this development on his Twitter account on Friday night.
The committee set up by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to look into issues surrounding the recent suspension of United States’ immigrant visa issuance to Nigerians has begun talks with the American government officials over the matter.
According to Saturday Punch, Buhari had named the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, as the head of the committee, raised to liaise with the US government on the matter.
The United States Embassy in Nigeria has denied reports that it rejected the visa application of Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners' Chapel International. According to Punch, a newspaper had reported that the cleric was denied a visa, a report which went viral on social media.
Indications are high on Tuesday, 17th December 2019 that university lecturers, who failed to enrol on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), might face a bleak Christmas. This was because the Federal Government insisted on a directive of President Muhammadu Buhari on the payroll system.
On Monday, the Spanish Supreme Court jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders over their roles in the failed bid for secession about two years ago. While Catalonia’s former vice-president Oriol Junqueras was convicted of sedition and misuse of public funds and sentenced to 13 years in prison, former Catalan foreign minister Raül Romeva, labour minister Dolors Bassa and regional government spokesman Jordi Turull were each convicted of the same offences and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment and handed 12-year bans on holding office.
The Federal Government has on Friday kicked against the United Nation (UN) Rapporteur report against Nigeria as violence saying the claims were disappointing. The federal government revealed that some of the displaced people in the country was a result of ethnic and communal clashes contrary to her claim.
The Federal government is set unfold several entrepreneurship skill programs to address unemployment rate in Nigeria. Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi, the Minister of State for Science and Technology disclosed this on Thursday when a contingent of the Nasarawa All Progressive Congress (APC) paid him a courtesy call in his Abuja office.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, will on Monday, September 23, swear-in 38 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) said on Tuesday that it is optimistic on the outcome of the Public Service Negotiating Council meeting that is scheduled for 4th September 2019, and will accept in good faith its outcome.
Report emanating from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia indicates that no fewer than 313 pilgrims from different parts of the world have quit smoking cigarette in the course of the 2019 Hajj season. This happened after visiting clinics of the Kafa (Enough) Society.
In a report by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in Makkah has it that, on Sunday, 18th August 2019 quoted Abdullah bin Dawwod Al-Fayez, Chairman, Kafa Makkah as making the disclosure to the pressmen.
The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle on Saturday granted amnesty to 150 inmates of the Gusau Maximum Security Prisons. A statement by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General, Press Affairs to the Governor, hinted that those freed included five persons serving life terms.
All appears not to be well within the ranks of the self-styled Nigerian revolutionaries following emerging allegations of commercialization of the struggle and the refusal by major organizers of the protest to evenly distribute funds so far received.