Nigeria launches new immigration policy targeting terrorists, foreign herdsmen

The Federal Government has unveiled a new immigration policy known as “Immigration Regulations 2017’’ to check the entry of terrorists and other trans-border crimes in the country. The Minister of Interior, AbdulrahmanDambazau, while unveiling the document on Monday in Abuja, said the document would also fast-track the ease of doing business in Nigeria. He explained that the “Immigration Regulations 2017’’ …

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Nigeria world’s 95th happiest nation — Report

Nigeria has been ranked the 95th happiest nation of the world and sixth in Africa in the 2017 World Happiness Report. The ranking was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as part of the UN World Happiness Day — March 20. According to the report, Nigeria advanced from 103 position in the world and maintained its stand as …

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KunleAfolayan gets Lagos State appointment

Prolific filmmaker, KunleAfolayan has been appointed into the Board of Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture. In a letter signed by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, the filmmaker was touted as a man of integrity, selfless service with past records of impressive performances. Attached to his letter of appointment was a copy of the “Code of …

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Jermain Defoe: England recall Sunderland striker aged 34

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has been recalled to the England squad. The 34-year-old has 55 England caps and played his last international match against Chile in November 2013. Uncapped Southampton duo Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse are included, as is 19-year-old Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford. Gareth Southgate’s side face Germany away in a friendly on 22 March before a …

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Madagascar FA chief Ahmad elected as new Caf president

  Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad has been elected Confederation of African Football president, ending IssaHayatou’s 29-year reign. Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes in the election, which was held in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Thursday. The result means a change in leadership for the first time since Cameroonian Hayatou took charge in 1988. Ahmad, who appeared very …

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FG amends charges against Justice Ngwuta

The Federal Government has amended the corruption charges filed against a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, before a Federal High Court, Abuja. The lead prosecuting counsel, OlufemiFatunde, announced the amendment before Justice John Tsoho. Fatunde, an ex- Director of Public Prosecution for the Federation, took over the case from the former prosecutor, Charles Adeogun-Philips last month. She …

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Lagos urges Queens College to delay resumption

  The Lagos State Government has recommended that Queen College delays its resumption till appropriate measures are taken to ensure the safety of the students. According to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, the recommendation is necessary to ensure that all the sources of contaminants in the school which had been causing the death of students are properly …

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