UAE extends residency permits, waives fines for overstaying

By Tamara Abueish DUBAI — All residency visas will be extended in the UAE, and all administrative fines will be waived for anyone who overstays their visit visa, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Sunday citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The decision came during a meeting held with ambassadors and consuls […]

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In Case You Missed This: Folorunsho Alakija: How IBB Turns His Wife’s Tailor To Africa’s Richest Woman (pics)

Folorunsho Alakija is a household name in Nigeria today. Her popularity stems partly from her philanthropic disposition to the fact that she remains one of the richest blessings black woman as well as one of the most influential women on Earth. Some years back the internet went aflame with news that Folorunsho Alakija, a Nigerian […]

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COVID-19: Driver who tested positive in Niger on the run

By Wole Mosadomi, Minna A Commercial Driver who has tested positive to the pandemic COVID-19 has escaped from the Isolation Centre in Bida, Niger State and now on the run. Niger State Commissioner of Health and Hospital services, Dr Mohammed Makunsidi has, therefore, declared him wanted and that a special team has been raised by […]

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How Buhari’s coronavirus campaign compares with UK’s

Nigeria’s capital Abuja and commercial capital Lagos are on lockdown(with Ogun State to follow) as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-step strategy against the coronavirus pandemic. Local and international flights have been banned (except in emergency condition) and borders are closed. There are also various forms of restrictions and social-distancing measures in many states, but […]

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Riyadh Mayoralty sanitizing streets during partial curfew

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – Riyadh Mayoralty has started carrying out cleaning and sterilization work of the main and subsidiary roads and streets in the city during the partial curfew period to avoid traffic jams, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Friday. The main goal is to provide a healthy and safe environment for the population, within […]

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Kingdom to continue disbursing financial allocation for scholarship students

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — The Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Bin Muhammad Al-Asheikh has issued a decision that stipulates continuing the disbursement of financial allocations, medical insurance, and treatment allowance to male and female scholarship students and their dependents. The minister has issued this decision, which included a number of exceptional measures, to address […]

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PRINCES Charles, 71, has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House announced today.

The future king had been displaying mild symptoms but remains in “good health” after being diagnosed with the bug on Monday night. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Camilla, 72, tested negative for the virus, with the couple now self-isolating at their home in Balmoral, Scotland. It is believed he suffered mild symptoms over the weekend […]

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CBN retains lending rate at 13.5%, warns NASS on revised oil benchmark

With the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the entire world and causing economic shutdowns, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned the National Assembly (NASS) not to tamper with revised oil benchmark of $30 per barrel. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele gave the warning in Abuja Tuesday while briefing the media after the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) […]

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Anxiety over Kyari, Osinbajo, Bala’s COVID-19 status

Twenty four hours after the dreaded COVID-19 claimed the life of a former Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) top shot, Mr. Suleiman Achimugu, as its first victim in Nigeria, Bauchi stateGovernor Bala Mohammed has been confirmed positive. The confirmation which was announced Tuesday came amidst speculations that Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari also tested positive to […]

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