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Angolan Embassy Opens Visa Centre in Port Harcourt

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The Angolan Embassy has inaugurated a visa collection centre in Port Harcourt, affirming its commitment to fostering Nigeria’s economic potentials and bolstering business relations between the two nations.

Jose Zan, the Angolan ambassador to Nigeria, reiterated this pledge during the centre’s opening ceremony on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.

Zan highlighted the challenges faced by both Nigerian and Angolan communities in obtaining Angolan visas from Port Harcourt, underscoring the necessity of establishing the centre.

The initiative aims to streamline the visa application process, particularly for residents of the South-South and South-East regions.

Zan emphasized his focus on improving business engagement between Nigeria and Angola, citing the visa centre as a crucial step towards facilitating travel for both communities.

He emphasized the convenience of the centre, noting that it would enable faster visa processing, with applications often completed within 24 hours.

Mr. Ejindu, a representative of the embassy, emphasized the mutual benefits of strengthening economic ties between Angola and Nigeria, pointing out their shared natural resources, including crude oil, gold, and diamonds.

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EFCC Secures Warrant to Arrest Ex-Kogi Gov Yahaya Bello

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) permission to arrest former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, ahead of his court appearance on Thursday.

Justice Emeka Nwite authorized the warrant earlier today following the EFCC’s request.

This decision comes after a conflicting ruling from the Kogi State High Court, which previously barred the EFCC from arresting, detaining, or prosecuting the former governor.

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Chaos Ensues as Ododo Allegedly Thwarts Attempt to Arrest Ex-Gov Bello

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Pandemonium erupted as Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Ododo, reportedly intervened to prevent the arrest of former governor Yahaya Bello at his Abuja residence, leading to gunfire.

Armed operatives of the EFCC had sought to arrest Bello, but faced resistance upon arrival. Governor Ododo later arrived at the scene and was suspected to have left with Bello in his official vehicle.

Additional security forces were called in to support the EFCC, leading to a tense standoff. As Ododo departed with Bello, security operatives opened fire amid suspicions that the former governor was in the governor’s vehicle.

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Tinubu Applauds Dangote as Diesel Price Dips to N1,000 per Litre

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President Bola Tinubu has praised Dangote Oil and Gas Limited for slashing the price of diesel, a move expected to impact industries and transportation costs positively.

In a statement by his media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu emphasized the significance of the diesel price reduction, foreseeing a ripple effect on the nation’s economy.

Dangote recently announced a significant reduction in the price of Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) from N1,650 to N1,000 per litre for bulk purchases, with additional discounts for larger volumes.

The reduction, amounting to a 60% drop, is poised to alleviate the burden of high transportation costs and contribute to stabilizing prices across various sectors.

Acknowledging the partnership between the federal government and Dangote Refinery, in which the government holds a 20% stake, Tinubu emphasized the importance of such collaborations in advancing national prosperity.

He urged Nigerians and businesses to prioritize national interests, assuring them of a conducive environment for growth and development.

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