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NIS Advises Nigerians Against Irregular Migration

Security

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has advised Nigerians on the dangers associated with irregular migration, adding that it would sensitize Nigerians about the risks. This was disclosed on behalf of the Comptroller General (CG) of NIS, Isah Jere by the NIS Public Relations Officer, Tony Akuneme who stated that Nigerians planning to migrate should do so properly, so as not to waste their time and resources.

Basic Education Curriculum: FG Reintroduces History

Education

The Federal Government (FG) has formally announced the reintroduction of History in the country’s basic education curriculum, 13 years after its removal from the curriculums of primary and secondary school education in the 2009/2010 academic session. This was made known on Thursday at the flag-off ceremony of the subject’s reintroduction by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Nanah Opiah.

FG Recover $1Bn Looted Funds Since 2015

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The Federal Government (FG) announced it has recovered looted funds to the tune of about $1 billion dollars since the commencement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in May 2015 till date. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) & Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami made this known to State House Correspondents on Wednesday, shortly after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

FG Recover $1Bn Looted Funds Since 2015

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The Federal Government (FG) announced it has recovered looted funds to the tune of about $1 billion dollars since the commencement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in May 2015 till date. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) & Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami made this known to State House Correspondents on Wednesday, shortly after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

EFCC Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Kwara State

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arrested 18 suspected Internet fraudsters, commonly called Yahoo Boys, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The anti-graft agency said the arrests followed a sting operation it carried out. The arrested persons are: Adeleye Ayodeji, Muhammed Ayub, Odelade Samuel, Sodiq Olanrewaju, Ola Francis, Adeniyi Damilare, Olalekan Samad, Tunde Ayodele, Zubair Buhari and Oladosu Naheem.

Naira Redesign: EFCC Puts More Governors Under Watch

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the number of governors being monitored by the agency for possible money laundering arising from the redesign of the naira is rising. He spoke to correspondents yesterday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. The EFCC had previously revealed that three governors were being watched on the suspicion that they might attempt to launder stashed cash in their possession which they might not be able to lodge in the bank before the deadline by the Central Bank of Nigeria to return old notes for redesign.

Basic Education Curriculum: FG Reintroduces History

Education

The Federal Government (FG) has formally announced the reintroduction of History in the country’s basic education curriculum, 13 years after its removal from the curriculums of primary and secondary school education in the 2009/2010 academic session. This was made known on Thursday at the flag-off ceremony of the subject’s reintroduction by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Nanah Opiah.

Amaechi Bags Law Degree With Second Class Upper

Education

Former governor of Rivers State and the immediate past Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi bagged a law degree from Baze University on 19th November 2022. Amaechi who got the degree alongside 504 students who graduated from the school in various fields of study excelled with a second-class upper result. The graduands were awarded their various certificates at the ninth Graduation Ceremony, held in Abuja. Mr. Amaechi, in a statement issued by his Media Office on Saturday in Abuja, was admitted to the Bachelor of Law Degree Programme when serving as a minister. According to the statement, Mr. Amaechi, in spite of his tight schedules, combined the rigors of academic studies and his official work to achieve the grade.

Government Insist ASUU Won’t Be Paid For Work Not Done

Education

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be preparing for another showdown as the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has insisted the government will not pay full salaries to lecturers despite their ongoing nationwide protest. The Minister stated this while briefing correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adamu, insisted that the protesting lecturers would not be paid for work not done in line with ‘No work no pay’ policy. ASUU had on Monday begun protests across the country to press home their demand for full pay after the Federal Government failed to pay them for the eight-month period the lecturers were on strike.

NIS Advises Nigerians Against Irregular Migration

Security

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has advised Nigerians on the dangers associated with irregular migration, adding that it would sensitize Nigerians about the risks. This was disclosed on behalf of the Comptroller General (CG) of NIS, Isah Jere by the NIS Public Relations Officer, Tony Akuneme who stated that Nigerians planning to migrate should do so properly, so as not to waste their time and resources.

Buhari Relieves NYSC DG From Office

Security

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps Brigadier General Muhammed Kukah Fadah has been relieved from office by president Muahammadu Buhari about six months after assuming office. It was gathered that Fadah's removal was due to incompetence to handle the office he was appointed to oversee, hence he has been ordered to hand over to the most senior civil servant in the NYSC to head it in the interim pending the appointment of a substantive DG by Buhari. Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, whose office supervises the NYSC also confirmed Fadah’s sacking.

Ghana Makes U-Turn On Travel Advisory To Abuja

Security

Ghana has denied and expressed regrets over issuing a travel advisory to its citizen to keep off from Abuja. In a tweet in the early hours of 17th November 2022, the Ghanaian government declared the statement was unauthorized, as its unaware of any threat being posed to its citizens in the nation's capital and regrets any incontinence its previous notice may have caused to the public. Recall on 16th November 2022, the Ministry in its travel advisory had warned its citizens to keep off non-essential travels to Abuja, citing insecurities as a major concern
But in a follow-up advisory tagged, Re: Security Update in Abuja, Nigeria, which the Ministry issued to ‘all media houses,’ the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministry said it is not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians ‘who continue to live in harmony with their Nigerian brothers and sisters.’

Eid-il-Maulud: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

Religion

The Federal Government (FG) has declared Monday, 10th October 2022 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-il-Maulud celebration in memory of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). This was made known in a statement issued on behalf of the FG by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, congratulating Muslims both at home and abroad for participating in this year’s occasion.

Governor Lalong Tenders Apology To Catholic Bishops Over Pope Comment

Religion

The Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has tendered a letter of apology to the head of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, over his Pope comment. He tendered an unreserved apology to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). He asked for forgiveness and understanding from the Catholic Church through the Bishops’ conference, admitting that it was an error on his part to have linked the Catholic Pontiff with Nigeria’s politics. In a letter to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) President titled, “Letter of Apology”, dated 12th August 2022, Governor Lalong assured of his continuous commitment to the Catholic faith and promised to continue upholding the banner of the Christian faith in public life. According to Governor Lalong, “I have followed with some shock and deep regret the reactions that have trailed my appointment as the Director-General of the Campaign Council for the Presidential Candidates of our Party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Ibrahim Shettima.”

Eid-el-Kabir: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays

Religion

The Federal Government (FG) has declared Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. This was disclosed on Thursday in a statement signed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

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