Emmanuel Ogbeche

U.S issues new visa guidelines for Nigeria

Visa applicants up for renewal in Nigeria are now to appear in persons as the United States Embassy in Nigeria has foreclosed waivers for renewals effective Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

In a press release by the embassy made available to The WHISTLER, said the “Dropbox” process has been s [...]

Tue, 14 May 2019

56 Nigerians for 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

No fewer than 56 young Nigerians will be participating in the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria has announced.

The fellowship program which is for six weeks is expected to commence on June 17.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the [...]

Sun, 12 May 2019

EFCC Abuja zonal office recovers over N100m

The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured 16 convictions between November 2018 and April 2019, with recoveries of more than N100 million.

Head of the EFCC Abuja Zonal Office, Umar Hadejia, said the achievement comes a few months after the anti-gra [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019

Jonathan, Atiku, Saraki, Nigerians Remember Yar’Adua On 9thMemorial

Nigerians have been sharing their thoughts on former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who died nine years today.

In a statement, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who served as Yar’Adua’s vice, wrote: “On this day nine years ago I lost a friend, colleague, brother, and bo [...]

Sun, 05 May 2019

NGF plan induction for new, returning governors

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has said it will be organizing an induction programme for newly-elected and returning governors.

The initiative is aimed at supporting incoming governors to develop key governance and management skills that will enable them transition from campaigning to [...]

Mon, 29 April 2019

NASS leadership: Outsiders can’t decide House rules – Lawmakers

As the race for the election of principal officers of the 9th National Assembly gathers steam, some lawmakers have warned that any attempt to change the House rules will be resisted.






Last week [...]

Mon, 29 April 2019

USAID, AUN partner on $13m project to boost education in Northeast

The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, and the American University of Nigeria, AUN, are partnering to re-establish basic education in the conflict-ravaged areas in northeastern Adamawa and Gombe states.

Under a three-year, $13.3 million agreement, AUN will collaborate with Columb [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019

N104m alleged fraud: Masari gets N30m bail

Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted bail to Bature Umar Masari, a former Director General, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, who is facing a N104.7 million fraud charge.

Masari was first arraigned on April 9, 2019 on a 17-count [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


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