NIS Sends Strong Message To Nigerians
Nigeria Immigration Service says it will soon start issuing “enhanced” 10 years validity passports in London and Atlanta and ensure that passport booklets are produced locally.
Though denying reports that the service produced passport booklets in Malaysia, the NIS Controller-General, Muhammad Babandede, admitted that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, the justice minister, and the NIS were working on producing passport booklets in Nigeria to address the challenges of its non-availability.
Buhari Reacts To Coup Attempt In Niger
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted coup in Niger Republic.
Buhari urged African heads to remain united against coups and warned plotters to learn a lesson from history on the consequences.
His reaction was issued Wednesday night by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
The Nigerian leader said any illegal effort to depose a democratically elected government was despicable and unacceptable.
Another Nationwide Strike Begins Today
Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have commenced an industrial action across the country.
The strike which was scheduled to begin on Thursday followed an ultimatum issued to the Federal Government which expired on Wednesday.
NARD President, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, announced the commencement of the nationwide strike during an interview on Sunrise Daily.
British Government Worried Over Insecurity In Nigeria
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, says her country is extremely concerned about Nigeria’s deteriorating security situation.
She said this on Wednesday on the sidelines of a reception held to welcome home the 2019/2020 UK Chevening Scholarship beneficiaries.
She said: “We’re extremely concerned about the deteriorating security situation.
“I mean, Nigeria is facing a lot of problems everywhere – in the Northeast, terrorism; in the Northwest, banditry, kidnapping; in the Middle Belt, the farmers-herders conflict; in the South, the Niger Delta conflict everywhere.
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