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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

US announces visa application changes in‎ Nigeria


By Simon Ateba
For Nigerians planning to travel to the United States, the visa application process has changed, an official said on Tuesday.  Stacie R. Hankins, the Consular Chief at the American Embassy in Nigeria who addressed journalists simultaneously at a briefing in Abuja and Lagos said a new passport collection centre has opened in Port Harcourt.

“The US Mission is pleased to announce that as of 8 November, our document collection and distribution partners with DHL expanded to include a new location in Port Harcourt,” Hankins said.

EFCC docks three for N4.2m land scam




Press Release
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today arraigned one Hassan Muhammed Bashar of Federal College of Education (Technical )Gusau, Zamfara State, and two others, Aliyu Muhammed and Murtala  Abubakar  before Justice Nasiru Umar Gumi of Zamfara State High Court, Gusau, on a 12-count charge that borders on conspiracy and forgery.

Messi legend grows with all-time Champions League scoring record




By Francesc Tomas
Move over, Raul; Lionel Messi is the all-time leading scorer in Champions League history/ESPN
Lionel Messi added yet another record to his already legendary collection after scoring three goals in Tuesday's 4-0 victory for Barcelona against Apoel, taking his all-time Champions League tally so far to a mind-blowing 74, four ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and three ahead of former record-holder Raul Gonzalez.

Whenever Cules begin to feel that there is there is very little more that Messi can do to surprise them, the diminutive Argentinean strikes again, breaks yet another record and rises the bar even further. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

EFCC arraigns two suspected fraudsters for €61,500 scam




Press Release
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  has arraigned two suspected fraudsters, Gabriel Osereme Xavi (a.k.a. Collins Page) and Aikhaituamen Best Junior Cyril, before Justice E.F. Ikponmwen of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin, on charges bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.

While Xavi was slammed with a 12-count charge, Aikhaituamen was docked on a 6-count charge.

Project Pink Blue, Nigeria, wins Nelson Mandela - Graça Machel Innovation Award


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Pink Blue (Nigeria) is a youth-led, community-based cancer initiative that has been providing breast and cervical cancer free screening for poor and rural women in Nigeria, amidst many obstacles, including the perception that cancer is “white people’s disease”. 

Since its founding, Project PINK BLUE has been able to impact the lives of many people by providing cancer education, awareness for living healthier lifestyles, preventive measures, distributing breast self-examination guides, and health education across generations. 

Fertilizer scam: fraudster bags seven years jail term



Press Release
Justice A.M Bayero of the Kano State High Court on Friday, November 21, 2014 convicted and sentenced one Mohammed Lawal to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine on a three count charge of obtaining the sum of Seven million, nine hundred and fifty thousand naira (N7, 950, 000.00) under false pretence.

The convict was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, sometime in 2010 in Lagos following a petition by Alhaji Suleiman Baban Abu, a businessman. 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

This list of broken records shows how insanely good Lionel Messi is




He's only 27. (Reuters/Gustau Nacarino)
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world right now, maybe the best of all time. Every year the Argentine adds another record or trophy to his name. Here are some of the records he has demolished.

Most goals scored in Spanish history

On Saturday, Messi broke the record for all-time top goalscorer in La Liga: 253 goals in 289 matches. With that, Messi finally overtook the record set by Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra back in 1955. 

UAD calls for an end to state of emergency and reign of impunity in Nigeria




Press Statement
The spate of events over the last week portends grave danger. Impunity is the order of the day, given free reign by the federal government which at the same time seeks an extension of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, in its knock-kneed attempts to reinstate “law and order”.

In the midst of all these contradictions, less than 3 months to the general elections, the military and police have been flexing muscles with public statements in several states (and a road show in Rivers state with a convoy of vehicles filled with armed policemen), claiming they will be impartial to all parties in ensuring peaceful and transparent elections.
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