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Good news as UK begins same day, 5-days visa policy for Nigerians

April 25, 2017 admin 0

– The British government has introduced a programme that will make Nigerians to secure UK visas without stress
– The British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, who broke the news, said the embassy has also reduced the maximum turnaround time for all classes of visa application to 15 days
– Arkwright also added that 90% of the people who applied for students visas in UK were successful
The British government has initiated a programme in which Nigerians could secure visas to the United Kingdom the same day they applied for it or wait for 5 days before getting it.

NAIJ.com gathered that the British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, said in Lagos during the weekend that the embassy has also reduced the maximum turnaround time for all classes of visa application to 15 days.
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He said: “In 2016, around 140,000 Nigerians applied for visas to the UK. Of those that ..

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BREAKING: Fayose storms Abuja court for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial (Photos)

April 25, 2017 admin 0

– Fayose was in court to show solidarity to Nnamdi Kanu who is on trial
– Deji Adeyanju, another Nigerian from a different region joined pro-Biafra supporters for a protest on Monday, April 24
– For more reports on the activities of the Biafra movement, please visit: https://www.naij.com/tag/biafra-news.html
Ekiti state Governor Ayo Fayose has stormed the Federal High Court Abuja to show support for pro-Biafra agitator Nnamdi Kanu.

According to Lere Olayinka, Fayose's aide on new media, the governor is presently seated inside Federal High Court 4 as the leader of the secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) appears before Justice Nyako.
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Fayose is at Federal High Court 4 to show support for Nnamdi Kanu, the Biafra agitator who is trial before Justice Nyako
This is the first time that Fayose is openly showing support for the movement for the break away of the the Southeast from the Nigeri..

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Group to FG: Produce the truth about $43.4m Osborne loot, or Niger Delta will be destroyed

April 25, 2017 admin 0

– The mystery surrounding the recovered $43.4 million loot at Osborne Towers Lagos has stirred concern in the Niger Delta
– Communities producing oil and solid minerals in the Niger Delta have asked the Federal Government to be very fair in their handling of the case
– Leaders of the Niger Delta fear that anything short of the truth will lead to disaster in the region
The Federal government has been charged to come out with the truth regarding the recovered $43.4 million loot at Osborne Towers Lagos and other areas across the nation.
Oil and solid mineral producing communities of the Niger Delta region made the call under the aegis of Oil and Solid Mineral Producing Area Landlords’ Association of Nigeria (OMPALAN).
OMPALAN warned the Federal Government not to delay in furnishing Nigerians with the true state of the recovered funds or risk what they termed the ticking bomb in the Niger Delta region.

Vanguard reports that the group, speaking through its national leader, Bishop Udo Uzo..

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Hottest ankara dresses of 2017 you will definitely want to try!

April 25, 2017 admin 0

Every year brings its own fashion. 2017 is no exception. African ethnic Ankara fashion has been trendy for quite a while and designers are going to make great effort in 2017 to please Ankara fashionistas that enjoy diversity most of all.
We have selected several outstanding Ankara dress styles that will make you very special in the crowd. Ankara dress style is so unique and bright that the only thing you’ll have to do is rush to your tailor and order your new luxurious dress!
Buy exclusive branded Ankara dresses at the best prices from real sellers all over Nigeria: simply choose the best price and the best deal!
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Ankara gowns are very versatile and suit ladies of various body types. Regardless of the length you choose – long or short, you will look awesome.
If you opt for long gowns – don’t make them too tight while short gowns look best when fitted..

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See what the Chief of Army Staff was seen doing with a snake (photo)

April 25, 2017 admin 0

NAIJ.com came across a picture of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, showing off one of his pets.
General Buratai whose hobbies include farming, is also known for his love for pets.
He was recently pictured showing off what appears to be a python, which is safely assumed to be one of his pets.

He took a selfie with the black and white coloured snake.

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See the photo below:
General Buratai shows off his pet snake

Meanwhile, see this Lagos school reportedly surrounded by snakes:

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Just In: Massive protest hits Abuja court in preparation of Nnamdi Kanu’s trial (photos)

April 25, 2017 admin 0

– Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) gather at the court premises ahead of Nnamdi Kanu's trial
– One of the protesters, Nonso Abaribe, says they came to Abuja from all states across Nigeria to support Kanu
There is currently a massive protest at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The protesters are gathered outside the court premises in Abuja.
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in their hundreds were seen gathered at the court premises ahead of Nnamdi Kanu's trial on Tuesday, April 25.

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One of the protesters, Nonso Abaribe who spoke to NAIJ.com said the protesters were in Abuja from all states across Nigeria.
Abaribe said they were at the court to support their leader Nnamdi Kanu.
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“As you can see all of us here came from different places, this people here are from t..

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FAO urges urgent support to Northeast Nigeria, others

April 25, 2017 admin 0

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has restated its call for urgent support to Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, which have been ravaged by years of violent conflicts.

The organisation’s Directory-General, José da Silva, emphasised this at the opening of the 165th session of FAO Council in Rome on Monday,

He said starvation loomed for 20 million people in the four affected areas.

Da Silva cautioned that famine, which was threatening those countries as a result of drought and ongoing conflict, would leave many dead and rip apart societies.

He added that”if nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen.

“Famine does not just kill people, it contributes to social instability and perpetuates a cycle of poverty and aids dependency that endures for decades.”

The FAO boss advised farming families and rural communities in the Lake Chad Basin, where people struggled wi..

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Court orders temporary forfeiture of building belonging to PDP Senator

April 25, 2017 admin 0

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Monday, ordered the temporary forfeiture of a 12-storey building belonging to a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi.

The property located at 27, Marine Road, Apapa, is said to belong to Nwaoboshi who is senator representing Delta North Senatorial District.

The court’s order was sequel to an ex-parte application, filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Nwaoboshi and his two companies; Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd, and Bilderberg Enterprises Ltd are listed as respondents.

Arguing the application, EFCC counsel, Mr George Chia-yakua, informed the court that the application was pursuant to section 44(2)(k) of the constitution as well as Section 28 and 29 of the EFCC (establishment) Act 2004.

The EFCC counsel informed the court that the Commission received a petition from an anti-corruption group, ‘Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum’, against the senator and his Companies on alleged money laundering.

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Presidential panel ratifies two days for new business registration

April 25, 2017 admin 0

The Presidential Ease of Doing Business panel has reduced the number of days required for registration of new businesses in Nigeria from 10 to two days.

The panel also approved 24-hour timeline for company registration from when application form was completed and all required documents made available.

Those were among highlights of a report presented at a Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), on Monday at the Presidential Villa.

The report was presented by Dr Jumoke Oduwole, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Trade and Investment and came as reforms targeting the end of the 60-day Action Plan on Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.

According to the recommendations prospective business owners can now search on Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) portal (www.cac.gov.ng) to avoid duplication of names and prevent selection of prohibited names.

Also it is now optional for SMEs to hire lawyers to prepare registration documents for companies.

The Council, es..

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WHO unveils new malaria vaccine to be piloted in three African countries

April 25, 2017 admin 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday unveiled a new malaria vaccine called RTS,S that will be piloted in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi next year to gauge its efficacy and safety.

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said the launch of the malaria vaccine, developed after years of painstaking research, marked a critical milestone in the fight against the tropical disease.

The director added that “the prospect of a malaria vaccine is great news. Information gathered in the pilot programme will help us make decisions on the wider use of this vaccine.

“Combined with existing malaria interventions, such a vaccine would have the potential to save tens of thousands of lives in Africa.”

Moeti explained that developed through a public-private partnership, RTS,S malaria vaccine was recommended by a scientific panel appointed by the WHO to gauge its efficacy.

The selection of Kenya, Ghana and Malawi to participate in the malaria vaccine pilot programme was based on thei..

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