Today's Headlines: US Sends Warning To Nigerians Over Visa, Wike Bans Igbo Meeting In Rivers State


Sanwo-Olu Approves Scholarship Awards For Lagos Students

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the release and disbursement of bursary and local scholarship awards to indigenes of the state who are students in tertiary institutions across the country.

Those eligible for the bursary are 6,411 while 416 will be beneficiaries of the scholarship awards.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Lagos State Scholarship Board on Friday.

APC To Set Up Registration Appeal Committee

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will set up a registration appeal committee to consider complaints from members on the conduct of its ongoing membership registration, revalidation and update exercise.

Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said this in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja.

He said that the decision was part of the resolutions reached at the committee’s ninth meeting, held at the party’s national secretariat.

PDP Reacts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is insensitive for two young people who protested against President Muhammadu Buhari in Kogi state to have been subjected to whipping.

The protesters had paraded graffiti and posters reading “Buhari must go” when the thugs accosted them.

The Kogi government, however, had hailed the flogging of the protesters, saying the people of the state remain fanatic followers of the president.

But reacting, the PDP, in a statement on Friday signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesperson, said the protest by the youths was against the incompetence of the Buhari administration.

US Sends Warning To Nigerians Over Visa

The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, has warned Nigerians of a fake visa alert in circulation.

The United States said the press release claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerians, was the handiwork of scammers and fraudsters.

Nigerians who want to travel over to the US should use legitimate ways instead of scam.

Wike Bans Igbo Meeting In Rivers State

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has placed a ban on a planned meeting of some Igbo residents in the Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state over fears that such a meeting could spark fresh unrest in the area.

The meeting by a group known as the United Igbo community is scheduled to be held at Oyigbo on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Wike in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim directed security agencies to ensure that the said meeting does not hold to forestall a breakdown of law and order in the area.

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