US Visa: Possible implications of the proposed travel ban

Should the United States slam a visa restriction on Nigeria as being currently speculated, its attendant consequences will undoubtedly be enormous. Already, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen are facing U.S. travel ban, an action U.S President Donald Trump explained, in 2017, as safeguarding America and its citizens from terrorism. Aside Nigeria, the coming ban will have Eritrea, Tanzania, Belarus, Sudan, Myanmar, and Kyrgyzstan. According to foreign media reports, the travel ban will only apply to specific targets including government officials and to certain visa types. In spite…

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Property tussle: Police Inspector arrested for alleged murder

The attention of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has been drawn to publications in some dailies and online media, that a police officer attached to the state police command, one Insp. Bassey Ikpe, reportedly beat one Mrs Deborah Nkpenie to death, on January 16. The Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has however ordered the arrest of the Police Inspector attached to the state police command, for alleged murder of a widow. Mr Odiko Macdon, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement…

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NUC : Nigeria needs 300,000 doctors

Secretary of the Nigerian University Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the country is in urgent need of about 300,000 medical doctors. He emphasized this, during the maiden matriculation of the Bayelsa Medical University held on the university campus, Amarata, Yenagoa, on Wednesday. About 208 pioneer students took the matriculation oath on the occasion. The BMU, which started on January 31, 2018, received the NUC accreditation five months’ after. Rasheed said the current “doctor-patient ratio in the country stands at 1: 3,500,”  stressing that this was among the several challenges bedeviling the…

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