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Man, woman in court over alleged N1.6m visa fraud

The police on Tuesday arraigned a woman, Esther Nnachi and a man, Moses David, in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, over alleged N1.6 million visa fraud.Nnachi of 22, Kukwaba St., Kubwa and David of 96, New Maitama Juji St., Kubwa, are facing three-count charge of joint act, criminal breach of trust and cheating. The prosecutor, Mr Dalhatu Zannah, ... Read More »

2019: APC extends tenure of Oyegun, state executives

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended the tenure of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party. The extension was approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party at its ongoing meeting in Abuja. The NWC is the executive arm of the party responsible for its day to day operations. It is headed by the National Chairman, ... Read More »

CBN disburses lower currency notes to traders

Worried by the scarcity of lower currency denominations in circulation, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN, yesterday, commenced direct disbursement of the affected notes to traders. Flagging off the process at Wuse Market in Abuja, yesterday, the Director of Currency Operations of the CBN, Mrs. Priscilla Eleje, said that N50, N20, N10 and N5 notes would be channeled to traders ... Read More »

Nigerian student hospitalized after knife attack in Russia

A student from Nigeria has been hospitalized in southern Russia after a knife-wielding assailant stabbed him in the neck. Racially motivated violence has been a sore subject for Russia despite indications that aggression toward Africans in the country has been decreasing. At least 57 acts of violence against black people were registered in Russia in 2010-2016, according to a tally of hate crimes ... Read More »

Nigerians react as parents pay for British accent for children

Nigerians on twitter reacted to reports that parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) pay extra fees for their children to learn British accent. The story by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), which broke out on Monday, sparked a conversation on Twitter around the social implications of the trend. Classes in the schools go for cumulative prices between N10, ... Read More »

Police confirm kidnap of APC leader

The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of an All Progressives Congress, APC, leader in the state. Chief Executive Officer of a pro-All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign group known as the “New Face”, Robert Desmond was confirmed kidnapped on Tuesday. Spokesman of the command, DSP Asimin Butswat, confirmed the abduction to reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital. He ... Read More »

Okorocha joins Senate race

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has finally joined the list of governors who have declared their interests in running for elective positions in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. Mr. Okorocha had earlier declared that he would neither run for Senate nor for the President in 2019, but would be keen in who succeeds him. However, the governor, while speaking at ... Read More »

2019: My presidential ambition still intact –Donald Duke

A former Governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, on Tuesday said he had not backed down on his presidential ambition. Duke made the statement in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said the speculations that he had dumped the aspiration were untrue. Duke said he had not officially declared for the number one ... Read More »

Airbnb expands into Luxe Travel Services and Hotels

Facing slowing growth and pressure from regulators, Airbnb is introducing new services targeted toward travelers who choose luxury accommodations and hotels. On Thursday (Feb. 22), the company introduced upmarket travel services as well as a new category of properties, according to news from Reuters. “Airbnb (is) figuring out how do we grow at the same levels that investors are expecting us to grow, ... Read More »

LIRS introduces e-payment for consumption tax remittance

In its effort to leverage on e-payment and multi-modal payment portals, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has unveiled an automated invoicing system and technology device, Electronic Revenue Assurance system (ERA), at a stakeholders’ meeting held with hotel and business owners in the hospitality and Tourism sector of Lagos state at the Banquet Hall, State House, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, ... Read More »