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NIS Instructs Passport Offices To Work On Saturdays

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has ordered passport offices all across the nation to open on Saturdays in order to process the backlog of passport applications.

Fidel Info reports that This information may be found in a statement that the Service’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tony Akuneme, made accessible in Abuja on Saturday.

According to Akuneme, the Comptroller-General, Mr. Isa Jere, who issued the direction, also gave his approval for the transfer of the Ondo Passport Controller to the NIS Zonal Office in Ibadan and the deployment of the Ekiti Passport Controller to Jigawa.

According to the NIS spokeswoman, for forward, the CG will hold passport officers responsible for any acts of indiscretion committed by officers working under their supervision.

The directive, he said, was intended to help the Service lessen the backlog brought on by the lengthy lockdown that would occur in 2020 and 2021 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The C-G has directed that Passport offices across the country with high volume of pending applications to work on Saturdays.

“The period for this exercise is expected to be every Saturday commrencing from Dec. 3, 2022 to Jan. 28, 2023 between the period of 10 am to 2 pm.”

“This is to enhance our service delivery to out esteemed clients.”

“The Saturday proceding the Christmas and New Year holidays are exempted, ” he said.

The spokesman said passport offices that fall within this category should contact him by Monday for further details.

Akuneme reiterated the resolve of the C-G to make passport services available and stress free to the traveling public, especially during the festive season.

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BREAKING: CBN Extends Deadline For Old Naira Exchange

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended deadline for the swapping of old naira notes till February 10, 2023.

The CBN stated this in a release on Sunday.

The apex bank said it added a 10-day extension of the deadline from January 31, 2023, to February 10, 2023, to allow for the collection of more old notes…”

This is according to the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele.

More Details Later.

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Yebumot Al-Hikmah Road Temporarily Shut As Construction Begins

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Kwara State Ministry of Works and Transport will temporarily closed the Yebumot Al-Hikmah Road from today,  Wednesday 11th January, 2023.

Fidel Info reports that the closure is effective from 11:00am to allow for the commencement of the asphalt laying of the road.

The Ministry urges road users to make use of other routes for their journeys pending the completion of the asphalt laying.

The Ministry sincerely regrets the inconveniences this may bring to the residents and users of the road.

“Our goal is to improve the city and make your travel experience better”

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Yoruba Nation Rally: Normalcy Restored At Ojota After Unrest

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Following reported unrest Monday morning involving alleged Yoruba Nation agitators, normalcy has apparently been restored in the Lagos State neighborhood of Ojota.

Fidel Info reports that Videos that have been making the rounds on social media purport to show that a person who cannot be named died amid the unrest when protesters and police allegedly battled where the protesters gathered for a large gathering.

The scene of the unrest is now reported to be calm and serene, due to the intervention of security operatives.

Additionally, armed police officers and cars were seen near the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota.

Jubril Gawat, a staff member for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, posted a status update on the incident, saying that things were back to normal at Ojota.

He wrote, “UPDATE: Ojota is calm. OP-MESA and other Police Divisions are fully on ground. People are going about their normal duties, all clear.”

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