IMF Boss, Lagarde Resigns

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has accepted the resignation of its Managing Director Christine Lagarde and will promptly initiate…

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    • Drama, As Intruder Attempts To Force Way Into Azman Aircraft Cabin

      Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has arrested a man who tried to climb into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers. FAAN in a statement by its General Manager, Corporate affairs, Yakubu Henrietta, said the man has been arrested and investigation is ongoing. The statement said: “At about 10:09 hours, aviation security officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria arrested an intruder who was sighted trying to climb into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from…

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    • Fraudsters scam Nigerians using cloned NSITF, NYSC websites, DSS Warns

      The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday said its attention has been drawn to activities of some unscrupulous elements cloning official websites of some government agencies and using same to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians. Mr Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of DSS, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said there had been instances where the official identities/paraphernalia of certain Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were deceptively deployed by these criminals to shortchange vulnerable persons. “Notably,…

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    • FG to supply 10% of India crude demands

      The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will continue to supply 10 per cent of India’s crude oil demand in the face of competing demand for the product from other countries. The Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division on Thursday. Kyari gave the assurance when the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, paid him a courtesy visit to his office in…

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    • IMF Boss, Lagarde Resigns

      The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has accepted the resignation of its Managing Director Christine Lagarde and will promptly initiate a search for her replacement. IMF’s Executive Board made this known in a statement on Tuesday. “Today the IMF Executive Board accepted Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s resignation from the Fund with effect from Sept. 12, 2019. “With this decision by Managing Director Lagarde, the IMF Executive Board will initiate promptly the process of selecting the next Managing Director and…

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    • Looting, Arson, As New York Records First Major Power Outage In 42 Years

      A major power outage on Saturday evening hit parts of New York, the commercial capital of the United States. The blackout, which occurred in Midtown Manhattan, the city’s economic and administrative centre, disrupted traffic light, elevator and subway services. This resulted in heavy traffic gridlock in affected streets and avenues, leaving many commuters stranded. Local media reports say the outage occurred just before 7 p.m. (midnight Nigerian time) following a fire outbreak at a power substation on West 49th Street.…

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    • Customs Raises The Alarm Over Importation Of Expired Tomato Paste From Iran

      The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has raised an alarm over the importation of expired and low quality tomato paste from Iran. In a memo with reference number,NCS/T&T/021/S.112/Vol 11, dated 5th July, 2019 tagged, “Re: Importation of expired Iranian Tomato paste”, obtained by IVOTES the Comptroller General of the service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) directed all Customs Area Comptrollers, head of the Federal Operations Units and head of units at all seaports, airports and land borders to be be at alert.…

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    • TUC wants FG to check influx of foreign artisans to Nigeria

      The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Friday raised concerns over influx of foreign artisans in the name of expatriates into Nigeria. The union also stressed the need for it to be checked. Mr Quadri Olaleye, newly elected President of the TUC spoke at an interactive with newsmen in Lagos. According to Olaleye, Nigerian construction industry is grossly affected by the issue of technology transfer, which is critical in a developing country. He said that expatriates, who were supposed…

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    • We have invested N900bn in power since we assumed office – Osinbajo

      Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday disclosed that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has invested N900 billion in the power sector since its assumption of office in 2015. Osinbajo who stated this when he paid a courtesy visit on the Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Chike Edozien on Friday in Asaba, also revealed further that the Federal Government was in the process of investing another N600 billion in the sector. ”Since assumption of office, we have invested so far in terms…

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    • Buhari Declares 6 Months Amnesty Window For Irregular Migrants Living In Nigeria

      President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared a six-month amnesty window for undocumented migrants living in the country to submit themselves to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) for the purpose of e- registration. The President said during the amnesty window, those who submit themselves for registration will not be penalized or charged any fee. He described the move as government’s deliberate commitment to harnessing accurate data and statistics of migrants living within the country, especially those who wish to stay beyond…

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    • Buhari Stops Foreign Contracts For Printing Of Nigerian Passport

      President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the production and personalization of all Nigerian E-passports and related documentation shall be the sole responsibility of the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company (NSPMC). Popularly known as The Mint, the company was established in 1963 with the objective of producing the nation’s currency notes and coins for the Central Bank of Nigeria as well as security documents for Ministries, Departments & Agencies of Govt, banks & other blue-chip companies. With the new directive…

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