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Student allegedly Suspended for not Welcoming President Buhari during his Visit to Borno
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Student allegedly Suspended for not Welcoming President Buhari during his Visit to Borno

A student of College of Nursing and Midwifery has been allegedly suspended for not welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Borno state last week. The student whose alleged suspension became effective from Monday June 21, was accused of disobeying an executive order to welcome the President on June 17. The 'suspension,' will last for one week and the affected student has been directed to report back to the school on June 28 with a guardian or parent.
Agencies Disobeyed Osinbajo’s Directive On 24-hour Port Operation – NPA MD
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Agencies Disobeyed Osinbajo’s Directive On 24-hour Port Operation – NPA MD

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, said some Federal Government agencies operating at the ports disobeyed the directive and executive order signed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on ensuring 24-hour port operations and synergy among such agencies. Usman said this during an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme on Thursday which was monitored by our correspondent. The NPA boss said Osinbajo, while serving as acting President in 2017, signed an executive order on the promotion of transparency and efficiency in the business environment and directed the resumption of 24-hour operations at the Apapa port and banned touting by officials or unofficial persons at any port; be it air, land and sea ports in Nigeria. She, however, s...
Reps Reject Motion To Allow Citizens Carry Arms
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Reps Reject Motion To Allow Citizens Carry Arms

The House of Representatives on Wednesday shot down a motion to reverse President Buhari’s Executive Order prohibiting the issuance of licenses for fire arms by the police in Nigeria. The sponsor of the motion, Rep. Uzoma Nkem Abonta (PDP- Abia), failed to present the motion on notice when the public address system went off just after the Speaker had introduced it. The lawmaker, however pressed to be heard, when the House Leader, Rep. Alhassan Doguwa (APC-Kano), interjected saying the motion was “dead on arrival”, because according to him, it was an unpopular subject. The motion was entitled “Need to Reverse the Executive Order and Police Directive banning Possession and Issuance of New Licenses for Firearms in the Country”. Sensing a strong swell of opposition to the motio...
Biden Calls For LGBTQ Protections In Day 1 Executive Order
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Biden Calls For LGBTQ Protections In Day 1 Executive Order

On his first day in office, President Biden issued a sweeping executive order making it clear that gay and transgender people are protected against discrimination in schools, health care, the workplace and other realms of American life. The executive order outlines a broad interpretation of last year’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that gay and transgender employees are covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex.” The Trump administration had interpreted that decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., narrowly and only applying to employment.
Biden To Sign Executive Order To Join Paris Club & Rescind Travel Ban
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Biden To Sign Executive Order To Join Paris Club & Rescind Travel Ban

President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign roughly a dozen executive orders, including rejoining the Paris climate accord and ending the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, on his first day in office, according to a memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain. He'll also sign orders halting evictions and student loan payments during the coronavirus pandemic and issuing a mask mandate on all federal property in an effort to either roll back moves made by the Trump administration or advance policy in a way that was impossible in the current administration. One of Biden's most common campaign trail promises was to tackle an issue on his first day in office -- a pledge he usually made to either contrast himself with President Donald Trump or highlight just how important he bel...
Sanwo-olu Signs Executive Order To Rebuild Lagos
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Sanwo-olu Signs Executive Order To Rebuild Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday signed an executive order for the rebuilding of the state as a result of the massive destruction inflicted by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests. Sanwo-Olu also constituted the Lagos State Rebuilding Trust Fund to oversee the rebuilding of every aspect of the state and also look at the future and healing of wounds.
Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew
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Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew

Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike, has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra and its activities in the State . The governor maintained that while Rivers remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities , the state government is opposed to the presence and activities of the legally proscribed and anarchic IPOB and whatever it stands for in Rivers State . Governor Wike, in a state broadcast on Wednesday night, said while the Government acknowledges and appreciate the enormous contributions from non-indigenes to the political, social , and economic development of the State , it will neither accept nor allow any individual or group from within and outside to violate the peace , endanger lives and property under any guise ...
Rivers State Govt Issues New Guidelines For Burial Ceremonies, Defaulters To Pay N10m Fine
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Rivers State Govt Issues New Guidelines For Burial Ceremonies, Defaulters To Pay N10m Fine

Rivers state government has released new guidelines on how burial ceremonies will henceforth be conducted in the state adding that defaulters of these new guidelines will have to pay a fine of N10 million. The new Executive Order signed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and released today June 8, is to help check the spread of COVID19 in the state. According to the new order, residents of the state who wish to carry out any burial ceremony will have to apply for approval from the state governor through the Commissioner for Health. The application must come with a death certificate which must indicate whether the deceased died from COVID19 or not. The application for approval must also come with a written undertaken from the applicant that he or she will pay a fine of N1...
Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media Giants’ Legal Protections
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Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media Giants’ Legal Protections

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to scrap or weaken a law that protects internet companies like Facebook and Twitter. The new legislation comes two days after Trump's tweets were fact-checked by Twitter for the first time. The new legislation may "remove or change" a law known as section 230, which protects social media companies from legal liability for the content users post. "In the Oval Office, Trump says fact checking is nothing more than political activism," DW's Alexandra von Nahmen wrote on Twitter. "He says his executive order on social media means they will no longer have a liability shield." Trump also said US Attorney General WIlliam Barr would pursue the legislation to regulate social media companies. The executive order means that Trump ...
Nigerians Without National ID Card Won’t Get Travel Passports, Says NIMC
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Nigerians Without National ID Card Won’t Get Travel Passports, Says NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that with the executive order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, no Nigerian will now get an international passport without the national identity card. The NIMC Director in Ekiti State, Mr. Gbenga Ifayefunmi, disclosed that there are 22 collection points in the state, urging residents to avail themselves of the opportunity to collect their cards. He spoke in Ado Ekiti on Monday when the state Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, registered at the commission’s office. Ifayefunmi said the cards for those who registered between 2012 and 2014 are now ready, while new registrants will get their cards within the shortest possible time with improved technology in place. Describing the national ID card as unique, Ifaye...
President Buhari considers proscribing Shi’ites movement
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President Buhari considers proscribing Shi’ites movement

There are indications that President Buhari might be considering the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria also known as Shi'ites.   According to Premium Times, the proscription, which is likely to come in form of an executive order, is expected to be made public before Wednesday July 24th.   President Buhari convenned a meeting with security chiefs at the State House on Monday afternoon after the bloody clash and it was reportedly concluded that the Shi'ites group should be declared an illegal organisation in Nigeria. “This proscription will put an end to the madness of Shiites in Nigeria,” a source in the presidency said   Another source said President Buhari would cite the Terrorism Prevention Act to ban the Shiite movement in Nigeria. The law w...
Imo Governor Uncovers 250 Accounts Operated By Rochas Okorocha
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Imo Governor Uncovers 250 Accounts Operated By Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has announced his readiness to sign an Executive Order to bring into force the use of the Treasury Single Account by the State Government. The announcement was made in Owerri, on Tuesday following the discovery of over 250 accounts in various banks operated by the Rochas Okorocha led government. Ihedioha said his discovery on assumption of office was that there were leakages in the revenue accruing to the state government. He said this was largely due to numerous accounts being used for collection. He said this accounted for why he decided to sanitise the state’s financial system. The governor disclosed that he had sought the assistance of a former Director General of the Debt Management Office, Abraham Nwankwo, for a critical look at the ...
Lagos Task Force Arrests, Prosecutes 13 “7-up” Workers For Traffic Offence
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Lagos Task Force Arrests, Prosecutes 13 “7-up” Workers For Traffic Offence

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) on Thursday arraigned 13 workers of Seven-Up Bottling Company for assaulting Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Chairman of Task Force, Mr. Olayinka Egbeyemi a Chief Superintendent of Police disclosed in a statement that the enforcement team of the Agency arrested the workers after they assaulted LASTMA Officers and injured three of them. Egbeyemi disclosed further that investigations revealed that the Officers were attacked while trying to tow a truck with registration number MUS 75 XX belonging to the company which was causing serious traffic gridlock. He noted that it was an eye-sore seeing drivers of Seven-up trucks parking illegally on one side ...
President Buhari Signs Executive Order Allowing Private Companies To Build Roads
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President Buhari Signs Executive Order Allowing Private Companies To Build Roads

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed and executive order allowing private companies build federal roads in the country. The Executive Order 007 2019, signed by the president, is on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme. The president signed the order on Friday inside the council chamber of State House, Abuja. The new order will allow private companies such as the Dangote Group, Unilver, and Lafarge Africa construct major roads across the country and be paid in the form of tax credit. Nigeria ranks 11th on the list of countries with the world’s worst road quality and network, according go the Global Competitive Index of 2018. Under federal laws, public roads are constructed and maintained by the government, but poor funding has se...
President Trump To End Birthright Citizenship Via Executive Order
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President Trump To End Birthright Citizenship Via Executive Order

President Donald Trump has revealed he plans to sign an executive order that would end the right to citizenship for the children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on US soil. It’s unclear if the President has the authority to strip citizenship of those born in the US with an executive order, and he did not say when he would sign the order in the clip released by Axios. “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits,” Trump said in an interview for “Axios on HBO.” “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end,” he continued. “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” he said, adding tha...
PMB Signs Executive Order To Collect Taxes On Foreign Assets Of Nigerians
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PMB Signs Executive Order To Collect Taxes On Foreign Assets Of Nigerians

The Muhammadu Buhari administration is stepping up the regulations on money laundering and tax evasion by releasing a new Executive Order tagged ‘Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS).’ The new Executive Order (008) takes effect from October 8, the day it was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a spokesperson of Mr. Buhari, Garba Shehu, by the new order, Nigerian taxpayers who hold offshore assets and income are expected to, within a period of 12 months, declare voluntarily those assets and pay taxes on them. “When they do this, they should expect to derive certain specified benefits,” Mr Shehu said in a statement Wednesday. He also said that according to the order, “any taxpayer who truthfully and voluntarily complies with the conditions of...
For Manufacturing Sector, Recession Continues
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For Manufacturing Sector, Recession Continues

The manufacturing sector, which fell from a positive outlook to negative during the 2016 recession, rose briefly in the first quarter of 2017, aided by some policy initiatives. However, it plunged back to a negative position in the third quarter of 2017. ANNA OKON takes a look at the situation The story of the rise and fall of the Nigerian manufacturing sector in the last two years has been well documented by the National Bureau of Statistics. According to the NBS data, the first positive growth for the sector since 2016 was 1.36 per cent, recorded in the first quarter of 2017. The performance however dipped a bit in the second quarter of 2017 to 0.64 per cent and nosedived to -2.85 per cent in the third quarter. Difficult period 2016 was a particularly tough period for manu...
SEC To Sanction Capital Market Operators, Public Limited Companies Over Tax Default
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SEC To Sanction Capital Market Operators, Public Limited Companies Over Tax Default

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked all Capital Market Operators (CMOs) and Public Limited Company (PLCs) to strictly comply with a new executive order on Taxpayers on Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) or face penalty. The Executive Order on VAID signed by the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on June 29, 2017 stated that, taxpayers who are under all relevant Federal and State Tax laws are advised to regularize their tax status by honestly declaring their assets and incomes from sources within and outside Nigeria. “SEC wishes to state that commencing from March 31, 2018, all CMO’s and PLC’s shall be required to show evidence of compliance with VAIDS or a clean tax status as part of their mandatory submissions to the Commission. Failure to co...
Osinbajo Signs Executive Order To Enforce Tax Collection
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Osinbajo Signs Executive Order To Enforce Tax Collection

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday signed an executive order that makes payment of taxes mandatory for Nigerians at all levels. The executive order signed during the official launch of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) in Abuja is expected to also facilitate tax collection by revenue generating agencies in the country. The Acting President explained that taxation has always been the basis of raising funds around the world, but lamented that majority of Nigerians do not pay tax, a situation he said “is at variance with our economy as we are estimating that almost 70 million Nigerians are economically active. This means that just 20 per cent of people involved in any form of business or the other registered and are paying taxes.” “‎Despite having some ...
Executive Order: NAQS Calls For Modification Of FAAN Notice
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Executive Order: NAQS Calls For Modification Of FAAN Notice

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has called for the modification of the public notice issued by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in its attempt at enforcing the Executive Order No. 001 of 2017. The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, had on May 18 signed three far-reaching executive orders expected to ease business, fast-track budget submission and promote made in Nigeria products. The participating agencies include the Nigerian Police Force, Department of State Services, Quarantine Services, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Nigerian Immigration Services, Nigeria Customs Services, FAAN Aviation Security amongst others. Dr Vincent Iseghe, Coordinating Director of NAQS, made the call while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Saturday. “The noti...
Executive Orders: Aviation Agencies Streamline Operations, Update Websites
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Executive Orders: Aviation Agencies Streamline Operations, Update Websites

Aviation agencies at the Lagos airport have complied with the Executive Orders given by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo by streamlining their operations and updating their websites, among others. Our correspondent observed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency have included the requirements, conditions and procedures for doing business with them, especially in the area of procurement, on their websites. These agencies and others, which operate at airports across the country, including the Nigeria Police, Directorate of State Security, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Services, have streamlined their activities at the Murtala Muhammed Internati...
No Compromise On Osinbajo’s Executive Orders – Aviation Agencies
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No Compromise On Osinbajo’s Executive Orders – Aviation Agencies

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, on Tuesday said it would be uncompromising in the implementation of the Federal Government’s Executive Order at airports in the country. The Managing Director of FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, made this known after a meeting with all the participating agencies at the committee level set up to fast track the implementation of the order at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. “As indicated by the executive order, there will be no compromise with the procedures. This means whatever security procedure or security checks we adopt, will not be compromised. “I told them that we have to meet the deadline set by the executive order. They have mapped out their strategy in line with the order, but they need to meet regularly to ensure that ...
FG Orders ‘Eat, Drink Nigeria’ At State Functions
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FG Orders ‘Eat, Drink Nigeria’ At State Functions

The Federal Government has approved and signed an Executive Order that will guide efforts in improving the Ease of Doing Business in the country. Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, signed the order Thursday where he stressed government’s preference for indigenous goods and services as well as the removal of bureaucracies that stall the processes of business in the country. Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment alongside the Presidential Ease of Doing Business Council (PEBEC) are expected to monitor the compliance of the stipulated orders. Osinbajo, at an interactive session held at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja, said the government will work out incentives for performance even as it builds reward system that punishes malfeasance. He stressed the importance of co...
US Embassy Releases Statement On Nigerian Travel To US
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US Embassy Releases Statement On Nigerian Travel To US

The US Embassy in Nigeria via their official website releases statement telling Nigerians willing to travel to the US with valid visas to go ahead and make the trip. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja wishes to clarify that there is no reason for Nigerians with valid visas to postpone or cancel their travel to the United States. Nigeria is not named in the Executive Order on Immigration issued on March 6, and there is no prohibition against Nigerian lawful permanent residents or persons with a valid visa or other U.S. government authorization from entering the United States.
Donald Trump To Sign New Executive Order Banning Middle Eastern & African Migrants
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Donald Trump To Sign New Executive Order Banning Middle Eastern & African Migrants

President Donald Trump is reportedly set to sign a revised executive order early next week banning travel from several Middle Eastern and African countries. The president will sign the new executive order at the Department of Homeland Security as early as Monday, Politico reports. It is not clear what changes Trump plans to make to the revised travel ban. However, citizens of six other predominantly Muslim countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - will remain on the travel ban list, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Those bans are effective for 90 days. A new revised order has been rumored for sometime, but the White House decided this week to push back releasing a replacement after Trump's widely praised speech...

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