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Today's Headlines: Why FG Approved New Salary Scale For NIMC, Offa Poly Student Jails For One-Year

The Federal Government has approved a new conditions of service and salary scale for the staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, disclosed this during the formal presentation of the approved conditions of service to NIMC staff in Abuja.

He said it was a significant departure from what was currently obtainable.

According to the minister, the NIMC plays a critical role that impacts the life of every Nigerian and for people legally resident in the country.

“In light of the foregoing, it is imperative that the vibrant NIMC staff who are tasked with managing one of the nation`s most sensitive and critical assets are provided with the enabling environment to play this pivotal role efficiently and effectively.

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A twenty-one year old student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, in Kwara State, Olaleye Rosheed, on Thursday bagged twelve months jail term over offences bordering on attempted cheating and internet fraud.

He was sentenced by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.

Olaleye was prosecuted on one-count charge by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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Kylian Mbappe will miss France’s next two FIFA World Cup qualifiers with a calf injury.

The forward has also left the team camp, the national federation FFF said on Thursday.

Mbappe suffered the injury during the world champions’ 1-1 draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina the previous day in Strasbourg.

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The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the banning or restriction by a growing number of wealthy nations of public investment in fossil fuels, including natural gas, will hurt Nigeria.

Osinbajo said this in an article published on Tuesday by Foreign Affairs, an American magazine of international relations and US foreign policy, with the title ‘The divestment delusion: Why banning fossil fuel investments would crush Africa’.

He noted that in April, seven European countries, including France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, announced that they would halt public funding for certain fossil fuel projects abroad.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of stockpiling weapons across Nigeria.

Buhari, who spoke through his mouthpiece, Garba Shehu, said I

POB members killed security agents and set government facilities in the Southeast ablaze.

He stated this in response to claims by the Amnesty International on human rights violation in the Southeast.

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Commercial loans obtained by Nigeria through Eurobonds rose from $1.50bn as of December 31, 2015 to $10.87bn as of December 31, 2020, indicating a $9.37bn or 625 per cent increase in five years.

The debt stock remained at $1.5bn from 2015 to 2016, but rose to $6bn by 2017, indicating a $4.5bn or 300 per cent rise within a year.

It further rose to $10.87bn in 2018, signifying an increase by $4.87bn or 81 per cent.

It remained at this figure till the end of 2020.

However, the Federal Government still intends to seek more funding through Eurobonds, which would increase Nigeria’s Eurobonds debt stock.

PHOTO CREDIT: Punch

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