Anambra Yet to Pay My Entitlements Since I Left Office- Obi
The Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has stated that he is yet to get his entitlements from the government seven years after leaving the office.
Obi said this in an interactive meeting convened by the Anambra State Chapter of the PDP for National, State, Local Government and ward officers of the party in preparation for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The former governor urged the party delegates to be careful about whom they elect to fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming governorship election.
Nigerian Govt begins issuance of 10-year-validity passports in London, Atlanta
The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede has said that the Nigeria Immigration Service will commence the issuance of its enhanced 10 years validity passports in London and Atlanta, United States.
The Comptroller-General, disclosed this at a briefing with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday while stating that the new enhanced passport would solve a lot of issues related to passport renewal by Nigerians in the diaspora.
He said that while the service was affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, it was taking advantage of the pandemic to improve on its services delivery and efficiency and added that the Minister of Interior, the Minister of justice, and the service were working on the domestication of production of passport booklets in Nigeria to address the challenges of its non-availability.
Buhari furious over coup attempt in Niger
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted coup in the Niger Republic.
In an advice on Wednesday night through his presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President said that African heads should remain united against coups and warned plotters to learn from history on the consequences.
President Buhari in a telephone conversation with Mahamadou Issoufou, the outgoing Niger President, said that any illegal effort made to remove a democratically elected government was despicable and unacceptable and warned that the international community is hostile to the change of government by violent and unconstitutional means.
Nigerian resident doctors commence strike despite meeting with govt delegation
The National Association of Resident Doctors NARD has commenced an indefinite strike on Thursday morning despite meeting with a Federal Government delegation to resolve pending issues.
The President of the Association, Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi has announced this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.
Okhuaihesuyi said the resolution was reached after the NARD National Executive Council meeting which held on Saturday adding that an ultimatum was given to the federal government to meet the association’s earlier demands which expired on March 31st, with no significant achievement.
On Wednesday, a government delegation led by Labour Minister Chris Ngige met with the doctors to avert the strike and appealed to the aggrieved doctors to consider the damage their withdrawal of services would cause the country’s health system already stressed by the coronavirus.
NAF’s combat Aircraft on a routine mission in the Northeast disappears from radar
A Nigerian Air Force aircraft on a routine mission in the northeast has declared one of its Alpha-jets missing after losing contact with radar in Borno state, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency.
In a press release, the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed the incident and said that the aircraft was on a mission to support ground troops, at one of the Theatres of Operation in the Northern part of the country.
The Director of Public Relations and Information did not state how many people were on board but however, noted that efforts were currently ongoing to locate its whereabouts.