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Why We Couldn’t Come Home For Sallah – Nigerians In Qatar Cry Out

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Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Qatar chapter, said lack of functional passport production machine at the Nigerian embassy in that country has made it difficult for them to travel for Sallah.

NIDO-Qatar president, Mr. Victor Ikoli, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.

He said it had become important to have a functional passport machine at the embassy because Nigerians travel all the time, and not only during Sallah.

According to him, the government of Qatar had declared Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday as public holidays.

NAN reports that Sunday is a working day in Qatar, while Friday and Saturday are weekends.

Ikoli said, “Sadly, as big as the Nigerian community in Qatar is, we rely on the Nigerian Immigration service in the United Arab Emirates to come to our rescue in terms of passport renewal.

“We have a large community with 11,000 members.

“Although we have appealed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission to intervene, we are yet to get a response.

“We have 400 people wanting to do capturing for passport and the UAE delegation just came to spend two and a half days to attend to us.

“Some people’s passports will expire and they will have to depart, while other people’s job security is on the line due to expiration of their passports.

“So, Eid-al-Adha celebration for us in Qatar is hinged on the processing of our passports, as most Nigerians here are Muslim and are supposed to be with their families to celebrate, but cannot,” Ikoli added.

He said that the period within which people were expected to process their passports was too short, adding that those who were captured in August would wait until October before they could get their passports.

He, therefore, urged the Federal Government to wade into the issue of renewal and procurement of passport being faced by NIDO-Qatar chapter, because their employers are not always tolerant once foreign workers’ travel documents expire.

 

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BUSTED!! See The 3 Yahoo Boys EFCC Arrested In Benin (Photo)

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A suspect of cyber fraud, Oseghale Collins, was on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office at his hideout in Benin City, Edo State.

 

Collins who specialises in Business Email Compromise, BEC, was arrested alongside two brothers, Stephen and Fred Emefiele, who are also alleged to be involved in internet fraud.

 

In his confessional statement, Collins stated that he specialises in BEC and that his modus operandi was to search for email addresses especially official business email addresses, create a phishing link and compromise the process in order to defraud unsuspecting victims. .

 

When operatives arrived their apartment in the Government Reservation Area, GRA, in Benin City, they met what appears to be a workstation of laptops, printer, internet modem, flash drive, with which they operate. AMercedes Benz ML 350 was also recoveredfrom the suspect.

 

They will soon be arraigned in court.

 

 

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Do You Agree?? Anambra’ll Soon Overtake Lagos As Top Investment Destination, Obiano Boasts

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Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said only Lagos stood ahead of the state in terms of investment drive and opportunity to net big investors from outside the country to Nigeria.

 

Obiano, who spoke during the opening ceremony of the sales outlet of a soon-to-be developed estate in the state, Awka Millennium City (AMC), said the state has been positioned as one of the top states in the country.

 

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Obiano, in his address, said: “We are happy to say that things have moved quickly since after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in June, between M-P Infrastructure and the Anambra State Government.”

 

“This shows that M-P Infrastructure people are prepared for business. I encourage you to continue and I look forward to the ground-breaking ceremony for this tastily estate, in the next four months, whose kind can only be found in Abuja, Lagos, London and America.

 

“This administration is business-friendly, and we have been calling on sons and daughter of Anambra from all over the world to bring a part of their investment home.

 

“We are building a world-class state, and our people are speedily heeding our calls and bringing home their investments. With this speed, we are sure that no state in Nigeria can compete with Anambra in terms of attracting investments from outside.

 

“Our major competitor now is Lagos State, and we are sure that at this pace, we are going to take major investment opportunities from Lagos very soon,” the governor said.

 

Obiano added that with security in the state, and massive investments, Anambra sons and daughters from all over the world have no reason to remain outside as good infrastructure from residential areas to amenities and business-friendly environment have been made possible.

 

Earlier, Group CEO, M-P Infrastructure Ltd, Dr. Clem Nwogbo, stated that his company was poised to give Anambra an exquisite residential area for top class citizens, promising that the yet-to-be developed city would habour all top amenities found in top cities of the world.

 

“In developing the master plan for AMC, we have had to engage some of the best consultants in the world, to ensure we have the best infrastructure designed, using best in-breed specialist in road and drainage, power, water, sewage, environmental, access control and security solutions design.

 

“In the next four months, we hope to have completed the access road into the Awka Millennium Estate, fence wall, monument gate and have a fully operational concrete fabrication yard.

 

“Your Excellency, we did promise you at the conception of this project that we will move fast on this project and today’s opening of the sales and marketing suite and handover of some of the key assets for delivering Awka Millennium City is part of that commitment,” he said.

 

 

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President Buhari – Four Years Is Not A Long Time To Achieve Expected Results, More Co-operation Is Needed

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President Muhammadu Buhari urged the newly selected Ministers to be very productive and co-operative while serving the nation.

 

According to the President, while serving the Nation, sometimes it could be thankless but they should not forget that they are in power to serve and positively have an impact and progress in the country.

 

He went further to say to them that their four-year tenure is not enough for them to actualize what they want to but with cooperation amongst all of them, there would be a reasonable and quicker result.

 

He also indicated to them that any affair that has to do with his attention to meetings requests should be channeled through the Chief of Staff, while all Federal Executive Council matters are challenged to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

 

He also urged the incoming ministers to learn from the past experience of the previous ministers before them and adapt certain skills that would be beneficial for their work in the government house.

 

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What Do You Think The New Ministers Can Do To Move Nigeria Forward?

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