The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will resume passenger flights from Nigeria and 11 other African countries on Saturday, January 29.  UAE’s National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) announced this in a tweet on Wednesday. “From January 29, entry into the UAE for arrivals from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, the Republic of the Congo, the […]

THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has stopped the registration of alcohol in sachets, small volumes and glass bottles below 200ml amid other stringent regulatory measures. This came as the agency re-affirmed its commitment to implementation of stringent regulations against alcohol abuse nationwide.   In a statement Monday, the Director-General […]

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, has given further insight into the Federal Government’s plan to place on a red list, countries that have placed Nigeria on a red list in the wake of the omicron variant of the COVID-19. Dr Mamora, who was a guest on Channels TV’s News @ 10, said contrary […]

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed all broadcasting stations to deactivate their Twitter accounts and suspend the patronage of the microblogging service provider. This is according to a communique put out by NBC on Monday. In the statement signed by Professor Armstrong Idachaba, the NBC noted that the directive is consequent on the suspension […]

Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwoolu has expressed his views on the current suspension of twitter’s activities in Nigeria by the Nigerian government. Sanwo-Olu, in a recent interview with Arise TV, explained that dialoguing with Twitter would have been better than an outright ban because of the economic implications of the move. In his words; […]

National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has suspended a Television station with a fine of 5 million naira for breaching the broadcast code. In a press statement signed by the Acting Director-General of the Commission, NBC, Prof. ARMSTRONG IDACHABA, he accused the station of allowing the guest speaker of allegedly make derogatory and misleading statements about the […]

Fifa has banned Chad from global football until further notice over government interference in the running of the country’s football federation. The move comes after the minister of youth and sports dissolved the Federation of Chad Football Associations in March.   After the announcement by the Chadian government the Confederation of African Football disqualified the […]

The Federal Government has placed fresh travel restrictions on 100 passengers for flouting its directives on COVID-19. In a series of tweet on Tuesday, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 released the passport details of the defaulters, announcing they have been restricted from travelling for six months. “Presidential Task Force (PTF) sanctions 100 Passports in […]

Governors of the South-West have agreed to ban all forms of open and night grazing across states within the region.  This resolve was reached on Monday at a meeting between governors from the South-West region and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN). Rising from the meeting, the chairman of the Nigeria […]

U.S President Joe Biden on his first day in office issued some executive orders undoing some of former President Donald Trump’s policies. Among the 17 executive orders and presidential actions Biden signed on Wednesday were the order to end travel restrictions and immigration from countries including Nigeria, Eritrea, Yemen, Sudan and others. “There’s no time […]

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