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tension

Tension In Foods, Drinks Sector Over Expatriate Quota Abuse

*456 foreigners in 41 companies in the sector doing jobs Nigerians can do *4 such companies account for 186 expatriates *Fruit juice firm holds expatriates in excess of 65; flour miller 43; another fruit juice firm 45 excess *Persistent influx ...

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Fisayo Soyombo

Investigative journalist detained over story on high-level police corruption released

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the detention of investigative journalist, ‘Fisayo Soyombo, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. It was learnt that Soyombo, the founder of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism, was detained on Monday when he ...

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buhari

Reps approve Pres. Buhari’s $5.8bn loan request, $10m grant

The House of Representatives has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for a $5.8 billion loan and grant of $10 million. The president had in May, in a letter to the two chambers of the National Assembly, requested to borrow not ...

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defense

Troops kill 62 terrorists, 192 terrorists surrender in two weeks – Defence Headquarters

The Defence Headquarters has announced that 62 bandits in the Northwest and North Central geo-political zones were killed by troops in the last two weeks.  Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-Geneneral Bernard Onyeuko who gave an update on military operations ...

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debt

Osun lotto operator sets self ablaze over debts

An operator of a gambling house resident in Ikire, Osun State, simply identified as Seyi, has reportedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze. It was gathered that the deceased, whose kiosk is located in the Centre area of Ikire, locked ...

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dowen college

Dowen College: Five students, three house masters in Police custody – CP

Two additional students have been arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command for alleged involvement in the death of a 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College, Lekki in Lagos State. This brings the total number of ...

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British High Commission in Lagos

UK suspends processing of visitor visa applications from Nigeria

The British High Commission has put on hold visitor visa applications from all red list countries, which includes Nigeria. Recall that in the early hours of Sunday, December 5, the country announced that it has added Nigeria to its travel ...

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dowen college

Dowen college: No arrest made yet, Lagos CP orders probe into Sylvester’s death

No arrest has been made in connection with the gruesome death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, who was a boarding student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the father of the deceased student alleged that the Junior ...

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Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria

All foreign-trained doctors to pay ₦900k fee and undergo six-month programme — Medical council

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) says all medical graduates who schooled abroad and seek to take the council’s assessment examination will undergo a six-month mandatory attachment programme.Applicants who are Nigerian citizens are required to pay a non-refundable ...

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lagos

Nobody died At Lekki Toll Gate — Lagos On #EndSARS Panel Report

The Lagos State government has said the findings of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry that nine persons were killed at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, last year, is incorrect. According to a white paper released Tuesday, the state government said the ...

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