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UAE Restricts Nigerians to One Month Tourist Visa

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  • UAE Restricts Nigerians to One Month Tourist Visa

Following the arrest of five Nigerians that robbed a Bureau De Change in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirate authority has restricted all Nigerian passport holders to just 1 month, 96 hours and 48 hours UAE tourist Visas.

Therefore, Nigerian passport holders are no longer eligible for 3 months UAE Tourist Visa. Nigerian passport holders should please take note.

On March 20, five Nigerians stormed a Bureau De Change in Sharjah, UAE — four of the suspects entered the Bureau De Change office while one waited in a car outside.

The Nigerians, as can be seen in the CCTV released by Major-General Saif Al Zeri Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police, carted away Dh2.3 million.

“One of the employees sustained minor injuries to the back after being hit with a solid object by one of the offenders when he tried to stop them by shutting the glass door,” said Rashid Al Ansari, Al Ansari Exchange general manager, during a press conference at Sharjah Police headquarters.

According to the Commander-in-chief, the money was recovered after the number plate of the car in which the suspects fled was obtained.

Following the lead, one of the suspects was picked up in Sharjah within 48 hours. The suspect led the police to others – two in Ajman, one in Abu Dhabi and One in Ras Al Khaimah.

He said the suspects have since confessed to the crime and were even planning to leave the country before they were arrested.

Two of the suspects arrived the country on visit visas, with one arriving just two days before the robbery.

“The three others have residency visas issued by their workplace, a contracting company,” he said.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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NSE to Mark 2021 International Women’s Day on Monday

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NSE to Mark 2021 International Women’s Day on Monday

The Nigerian Stock Exchange will join securities exchanges all over the world to commemorate International Women’s Day 2021 and host its 7th Annual Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Monday.

The event is in collaboration with Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, United Nations (UN) Women, United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), according to a statement.

Billed to hold virtually, the event will build on the global theme, #ChooseToChallenge, and will culminate in a digital closing gong ceremony.

The statement said members of the stockbroking community, analysts, regulators, media and other interested participants could register via https://bit.ly/nse-iwd-2021

It added that in line with Consistent with NSE’s objectives to accelerate progress and impact on the advancement of women across all spheres of life, the event would feature discussions that highlight the business case to challenge the norm.

According to the statement, confirmed speakers at the event include, Otunba Abimbola Ogunbanjo, President, National Council, NSE; Mrs. Catherine Nwakaego Echeozo, 2nd Vice President, National Council, NSE; Mrs. Fatimah Bintah Bello–Ismail, Ordinary Member, National Council, NSE; Mrs. Erelu Angela Adebayo, Ordinary Member, National Council, NSE; Mrs. Opunimi Akinkugbe, Founder, Director, Bestman Games; Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, Chief Executive Officer, NSE; Ms. Tinuade Awe, Executive Director, Regulation, NSE; and Mr. Bola Adeeko, Divisional Head, Shared Services, NSE.

Others are Mr. Kevin Njiraini, Regional Director, Southern Africa & Nigeria, International Finance Corporation (IFC); Mrs. Oluwasoromidayo George, Chairperson, United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Network Nigeria; Mr. Lansana Wonneh, United Nations (UN) Women Deputy Representative, Nigeria and ECOWAS; Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan, Managing Director/Regional Executive, Ecobank Nigeria; Ms. Ivana Osagie, Founder, Professional Women Roundtable (PWR); and Ms. Eme Esien Lore, Nigeria Country Manager, IFC.

The statement said the webinar would also feature a special focus on the peer-to-peer learning programme under the Nigeria2Equal programme, a three-year project towards which the IFC will collaborate with the NSE to reduce employment and entrepreneurship gaps in Nigeria through the private sector.

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Dr. Cyprian Ngong Receives First AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine in Nigeria

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Dr. Cyprian Ngong is the First Nigerian to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

A Nigerian frontline health worker, Dr. Cyprian Ngong is the first Nigerian to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria as the Nigerian government commences vaccination of Nigerians.

Nigeria receives 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 and immediately commenced self-registration that saw 2.3 million Nigerians registering to receive COVID-19 vaccine within 24 hours.

Doctor Cyprian Ngong, the first Nigerian to receive a dose of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, said, “We’ve been at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight here in the National Hospital at our isolation centre under the able leadership of the National Hospital.

“They’ve provided everything we need for this fight. We’ve lost some, won some and we are happy we are getting the vaccine now in Nigeria. I think that is about the best news we’ve had since.

“I only wished my dad had that vaccine months ago. We lost him, but we thank God. The fight is still on and we’ll win.”

Speaking on how he feels after receiving the dose, Dr. Ngong said “You can see, I just took the vaccine now and I feel good. I dreamt of taking this vaccine and I have taken it today.”

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Sanwo-Olu to Open Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge Today

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Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State will open the Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge for vehicular movement today, Friday, 05, March 2021.

A top government official, who chose to remain anonymous, told our correspondent on Thursday that the much-awaited 1.7 kilometre-long bridge would be commissioned.

While inspecting the construction works at the bridge last December, Sanwo-Olu had said the bridge would be ready by February 2021.

When asked of the status of the bridge on Thursday, the top government official said, “The governor will commission the bridge on Friday,” adding that the contractors were through with construction works.

The overpass ascends from Oba Ogunji Road and drops at the Oke Koto axis of Agege. The bridge also opens to the old Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway through Abule Egba.

When opened for use, it will bring an end to the discomfort currently being experienced by motorists plying Agege-Abule Egba and Agege-Iyana-Ipaja axes.

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