Author: Ogochukwu Isioma

New International Passport To Commence April 29 (See Price & How To Apply)

The Nigeria Immigration Service will commence the issuance of the much awaited New International Passport on the 29th April, 2019. With the new passport, you can get up to 10 years validity as against the outgoing one that has a maximum validity of 5 years. The new passport which will now be applied for and paid for online, has also added a new mandatory requirement that must be provided by all applicants. The new requirement is the National Identification Number (NIN) and it will be provided in addition to the existing requirements like passport photographs, birth certificates, marriage certificates/newspaper...

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BREAKING: No Plan To Remove Subsidy Now, FG Insists

The Federal Government says there is no plan to remove fuel subsidy immediately. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed gave the reassurance on Sunday. She spoke at a press briefing at the on-going IMF/World Bank annual spring meetings taking place in Washington DC. The briefing was jointly addressed by the Finance Minister, Minister of National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udoma and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emediele. According to Ahmed, “There is no imminent plan to remove fuel subsidy.” More details...

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JUST IN: FG Considers Removing Fuel Subsidy

The Federal Government says it will consider removing subsidies on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol or gasoline. Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, made the disclosure on Thursday while speaking at a meeting of the IMF/World Bank. She was reacting to the advice by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Nigeria and other countries who still subsidise fuel to stop doing so. EAGLESTEP recalls that the Managing Director of IMF, Christine Lagarde, had called on the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy, saying it is the right thing to do. Addressing a press conference on Thursday at...

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BREAKING: Military Overthrows Sudanese President, Al-Bashir

President of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir has been removed from power in a Military Coup on Thursday. Al-Bashir has also been detained by the Army. The Military also announced it was freeing all political prisoners. Sudanese Defence Minister, Awad Ibnouf made this known in a declaration on the nation’s national television in Khartoum. “I announce as Minister of Defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its Chief in a secure place,” Ibnouf said. “A transitional Military Council would replace Bashir for two years,” he said, adding that the country’s borders and airspace would be shut until further notice. Al-Bashir,...

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BREAKING: Coup In Sudan? President Al-Bashir Reportedly Deposed

President of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir has allegedly been deposed after a military coup in the nation’s capital, Khartoum. According to reports, the Sudanese Army has removed Al-Bashir from all positions amid reports of a coup in the African country following weeks of anti-government protests. The Sudanese State Television said on Thursday that the Armed Forces would make an important announcemet, sparking speculation that a coup attempt could be underway against President Al-Bashir, who has ruled the country for 30 years. “The armed forces will present an important statement shortly. Be ready for it,” the announcement on state television read,...

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