The acting Comptroller General of Immigration (Ag. CGI), Isah Idris, has discovered a high prevalence of touts and subsequent hike in passport fees at Lagos passport offices during a personal sting operation. A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Amos Okpu, said the Ag.Continue Reading

Uche Uwaleke, a professor and financial expert, says the devaluation of the naira will worsen poverty and unemployment in Nigeria. Uwaleke made the comment in reaction to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s call on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to allow the naira reflect the realities of the market. On Monday, atContinue Reading

Seven subsidiaries and business units of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) contributed a cumulative N56.177 billion to the national oil company’s total losses in April this year, latest financial and operations data from the corporation have indicated. A THISDAY review of the information released by the NNPC showed thatContinue Reading

The Senate on Tuesday said the nomination of Lauretta Onochie, an aide to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was rejected because of her partisanship and breach of federal character principle. Onochie’s nomination had attracted condemnation from a large section of Nigerians who argue that she is too partisanContinue Reading

The Lagos state government says most of the injuries sustained by protesters at the Lekki tollgate were from machete cuts and stampede. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, head of service, stated this on Tuesday, when he appeared before the Lagos judicial panel on police brutality to represent the state government. Muri-Okunola came toContinue Reading