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Doing Business in Nigeria Just Got Easier. Here’s How it Works

The process of obtaining a Nigerian visa has been likened to a “camel passing through the eye of a needle.” To visit, foreigners need to successfully navigate a maze of paperwork both before and after they get into the country. But that’s set to change, eventually. As part of a 60-day plan to improve Nigeria’s business climate, the Nigerian Immigration ...

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Jenifa’s Diary ‘Toyo Baby’ Joins Orphanscorp to Inspire Children with Down Syndrome

The multiple award winning actress Olayode Juliana, popularly known as Toyo Baby in the comic Tv series Jenifa’s Diary,  joined Orphanscorp— a charity not-for-profit organization— to inspire children with Down syndrome at Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home School, Yaba Lagos on Saturday, 25th February. Themed ‘Stand in Love’, participants at this special event were there to “wash, ...

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Primate Olabayo- God Revealed to Me ‘Buhari’s Time is Up’

The founder and primate of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, Theophilus Olabayo, has said that time has come for a new president to emerge in Nigeria. In a phone interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday night, Mr. Olabayo said “a man of destiny is going to take over in another dimension.” “God told me that the president has done ...

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While Nigeria’s Minimum Wage Stands at $60, South Africa Introduces $260 Minimum Wage

South Africa will introduce a national minimum wage of 3,500 rand ($261) per month in 2018, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, according to a Reuters report. The announcement follows protracted negotiations between the government and labour unions. Nigeria’s current minimum wage is N18,000 ($60) with organised labour asking it be increased to at least N50,000 ($166), despite several ...

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BREAKING: Rivers Rerun- Police Recover N111m From 23 INEC Officials

The police on Tuesday disclosed that they recovered N111m from some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) involved in the legislative rerun-election in Rivers state, The Cable reports. Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), had set up a panel to investigate allegations of fraud and bribery in the December 10 election. But Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, went ...

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Minister: FG Has Concluded the Process of Increasing Corps Members’ ‘alawee’

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded the process of increasing the allowances of members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, according to Daily Post The minister revealed this during an unscheduled inspection visit to the NYSC Orientation camp in Mangu, Plateau State. Dalung said the government would not compromise ...

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Woman Having Sex Before Age 18 Risk Cervical Cancer- Expert

Dr  Kunden Deyin,  the Plateau Commissioner of  Health, says research has shown that women who engage in active sex before age of 18 are more prone to cervical cancer. Deyin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos that such case could occur because the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) easily infected a young woman’s cervix due to ...

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There Will No Longer Be Yellow Commercial Buses in Lagos. Here’s Why

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said he would banish yellow commercial buses from Lagos roads this year, Premium Times reports Ambode spoke at the 14th Annual Lecture of the Centre for Value and Leadership with theme: “Living Well Together, Tomorrow: The Challenge of Africa’s Future Cities” held in Lagos. Ambode said that connectivity was a critical element ...

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‘Declare Osinbajo President Now’- Nigerians Tell NASS

Nigerians have called on the National Assembly to declare Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo president of Nigeria. Their call came following the Sunday’s announcement that President Buhari has decided to extend his vacation indefinitely in the UK. The presidency in a statement on Sunday said Buhari would no longer return home today as he would stay back to undergo some ...

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Are We So Useless That Our President Cannot Address Us?

Chidi Odinkalu, a lawyer and human rights activists, says President Muhammadu Buhari has not done enough in terms of communicating with Nigerians, according to The Cable Speaking when he led protesters to the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, Odinkalu said: “When he wants to talk about Nigeria, he gets on a plane and goes outside Nigeria and he starts ...

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