Democracy Day: FG declares Monday as public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 14, as a public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians on this occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a United and prosperous nation. According to a press statement issued today by the Interior Ministry’sPermanent Secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, Aregbesola said any form of agitation that threatens the unity of the country should be shunned…

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Eid-el-Fitr: FG declares Wednesday, Thursday as public holidays 

…’Ramadan will end on Wednesday’, Says space agency. The Federal Government has declared Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to mark the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ra’uf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government yesterday. A statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shu’aib Belgore, quoted Aregbesola as congratulating the Muslim faithful on the occasion. He also called “all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration to pray for peace, stability and…

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Immigration officers to now use body cameras – Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Ra”uf Aregbesola has stated that officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS), will start wearing body cameras as part of efforts to tackle corrupt practices. Aregbesola, who, during a meeting with NIS officers on Thursday, said the move will curb corrupt practices and also ensure transparency in the system. The minister noted that those found to be engaging in illegal acts will be dealt with according to the law. “It has become imperative that we review our operations and rejig our system, to be able to…

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‘Asians hawking vegetables is a clear economic sabotage’ – Interior Minister

The Minister of Interior, Ra’uf Aregbesola has decried the different ways expatriates come into the country to “steal” jobs meant for Nigerians. Declaring open a stakeholders’ meeting on expatriate quota administration in Abuja yesterday, the Minister raised an alarm of expatriates taking over jobs in the country. Aregbesola averred that expatriates coming into the country to work as bricklayers, painters, high-end consorts and even hawking vegetables are clear economic sabotage acts that should be detected, stopped and sanctioned. He said, “I have a good cause to say that this meeting…

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FG introduces temporary passports for Nigerians abroad

The Federal Government has replaced the emergency travel certificate with a temporary passport for security reasons. The Minister of Interior, Ra’uf Aregbesola, inaugurated the temporary passport at the Nigeria Immigration Service headquarters, Abuja yesterday. The temporary passport is a new genre of travel document that will be issued at the Nigerian Embassies abroad to Nigerians wishing to return home but whose national passport was not available. According to a statement by the NIS spokesman, Sunday James, titled: ‘Nigeria Immigration Service launches the Nigerian Temporary Passport’, the minister stated that the…

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