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UK launches 24-hour visa service in Nigeria

The UK has launched Super Priority Visa Service in Nigeria to allow customers to process their applications within 24 hours.' The British High Commission, on its website, said the new service was to particularly meet the needs of those who required urgent service to travel.

Eighteen injured in Mecca stampede

Eighteen pilgrims have been injured in a stampede near Islam’s holiest site, Saudi media reported on Saturday, as the kingdom continues to review safety after a deadly crush during last year’s hajj. The incident happened on Friday night near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Al-Riyadh newspaper said, as Muslims gathered in large numbers to mark the Night of Destiny, one of the high points of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

No link between IS and Boko Haram – U.S

           United States officials on Thursday said “there is no evidence that Boko Haram has received significant operational support or financing from Islamic State (IS). An official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in Washington, said more than a year after the

Emir asks IBB to write autobiography

IBB in a military uniform The Emir of Birnin Gwari has challenged former self-styled military president, Ibrahim Babangida, to publish an autobiography that would correct the wrong impressions about him. Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II spoke in Kaduna, Saturday, at the launch of a book “Ancestral Farewell” written by Dickson Adama, a Kaduna-based journalist and reporter of the Daily Trust newspapers.

Elumelu To French Business Community: Nigeria Remains Top Investment Destination

Tonny Elumelu: Africapitalist Philanthropist and promoter of Africaptalism, Tony Elumelu on May 27, 2016, delivered an inspiring speech in Paris, France, selling Nigeria as an investment destination to the French business community. Elumelu, who is the chairman of the  pan-African banking group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and proprietary investment firm, Heirs Holdings delivered the speech as a guest speaker at the 1st