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Pilgrims who overstay umrah risk 6 month imprisonment – Official

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has advised Umrah pilgrims to ensure that they do not overstay their visa expiry date or risk imprisonment. The Commission also calls on "its clients with complaints to contact its officials on these ...
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Hadaya: Ja’iz Bank remains our official agent – NAHCON

Ahead of the 2018 hajj exercise, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has reiterated that Ja’iz Bank of Nigeria (JBN) remains an official bank for collection of Hadaya fees from the Nigerian pilgrims. Recall that the Commission on 2nd ...
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Nasarawa pharmacists offer police free medical services

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) Nasarawa state chapter, has offered free medical services to the state Police Command in continuation of their 2018 medical outreach. The gesture took place at the Nasarawa state Police command headquarters yesterday ...
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FG commissions curriculum, training manual for NIS

The federal government has commissioned a curriculum and training manual for four training institutions of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). The training center's include: Command and Staff College, Sokoto, Nigeria Immigration Training School, Kano (ITSK), Nigeria Immigration Training School, Orlu ...
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APC Chairman : Osunbor steps down for Oshiomhole

Barely two days to the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the aspirants for the office of National Chairman, former Governor of Edo State, Senator Osereimhen Osunbor, has stepped down from the race. Osunbor said this ...
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Buhari signs 2018 budget, says “NASS cut everything”

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N9.12 trillion, seven months after the estimate was submitted to the National Assembly. The federal government approved N8.612 trillion but the lawmakers increased it to N9.12 trillion ...
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America: Harvest of good governance, orderly structures

EMEKA NZE who has just returned from Washington DC, in United States of America, after a two-week International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP), writes that the country, made up of at least 50 states, is a model of a society where ...
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Need for legislation on EAC, GEP projects in northern states

There is no disputing the facts that the objectives of United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to scale up enrolment of the girl-child into basic education system in Northern states, is yielding results. MARTIN PAUL writes. How it started In line ...
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MKO Abiola: Beyond June 12 controversy

Beyond the controversy surrounding the conferment of a posthumous award on the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, by President Muhammadu Buhari, JOHN NWOKOCHA revisits the life and times of the man who is once again in the eye of the ...
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Employ cultural, religious beliefs to fight rights abuses – Don

A university lecturer, Dr. Ahmed Garba, has called on Nigerians to respect the different cultural and religious beliefs in the society as basis for the fight against human rights and social freedom in the country. Dr. Garba of the Faculty ...
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NGOs sensitise students on sickle cell

As part of activities to mark this year's Sickle Cell Day, a NonGovernmental Organisation, Eyum Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation (ESCAF), in collaboration with Sickle Cell Support, and Centre for School Healthy Environmental Education and Hygiene, has organised a sensitisation campaign ...
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FRSC to educate motorists on good driving culture

In its efforts to inculcate good driving culture into the minds of the motoring public, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zuba, Gwagwalada area council, has put on measures to educate motorists with a view to reducing traffic snarl on ...
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Will pre-national convention hiccups break APC?

The All Progressives Congress (APC) from the onset was a child of necessity, a kind of special project packaged by strange bed fellows specifically to wrestle power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose reign ...
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INEC declares position on party merger, defection

Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Mutiu Agboke, has said that defection by politicians is in order within the ambit of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines. Agboke said this yesterday in an ...
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600 ex-Reps endorse Nwogu as APC National Organising Scribe

Ahead of the Saturdays national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), no fewer than 600 former members of the House of Representatives caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed their ...
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Troops arrest killer of Ortom’s security aide

Gang member of a notorious criminal in Benue, Mr. Terwase Akwaza responsible for the killing of Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Special Security, Mr. Denen Igbana, has been arrested by troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS). Force ...
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Boko Haram: Ndume tasks security agencies on black spots

A former Senate leader, Ali Ndume (APC, Borno), has urged security agencies to intensify efforts on two identified black spots of the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. Reacting to the weekend killing of scores in the outskirts of Damboa ...
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How IoT can lessen exploration failures

Improving the process of identifying and extracting what is below the earth’s surface for drilling contractors, geologists, resource companies, miners and the likes cannot be over emphasized, judging by the quality of time and resources ...
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Infrastructure investment, digital transformation priorities for telecom operators – TMT Finance

Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure, and embracing emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according ...
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Women empowerment ensures stability at home – NAFOWA president

When there are more women that can support the family economically there will be more stability and progress at the home, the National President of Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association (NAFOWA), Hajiya Hafsat Sadique ...
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YIAGA inspires young women to run, win elections – Cynthia Mbamalu

Cynthia Mbamalu is a lawyer and one of the founding members of Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa. She is the organisation’s programmes manager and also a member of the #NotTooYoungToRun strategy ...
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