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Buhari launches new Nigerian passport with 10 years validity

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday 15th January 2019, launched a new enhanced security Nigerian passport with 10 years validity.

Buhari performed the ceremony at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The FEC meeting was held a day earlier, to enable the President participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) rallies in Edo and Delta states on Wednesday.

Buhari was immediately issued his own 10–year validity passport, by the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mohammad Babandede.

Speaking to State House correspondents later, Babandede explained that the new passport has enhanced features, which will make it easier for security management.

He said the new passport with 32 pages will cost N25,000 and $130 abroad; the 64 pages with five years expiration time will cost N35,000 and $150 abroad while the 64 pages with 10 years validity will cost N70,000 in Nigeria and $230 abroad.

“The new passport reform programme is weather friendly, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) compliant, it has polycarbonate technology that eliminates damage, enhanced security features and save Nigerians in the Diaspora time of frequent visit to Nigerian Embassy among others,” Babandede said.

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New Year Message 2018

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With gratitude of heart, I am wishing all Nigerians, the executives of our great community a pleasant wishes as we are preparing ourselves to enter a new year, 2018.

It pleases my heart to see many of us in diaspora triumphantly successful in every area of our endeavor in life and the strength we have built to achieve all what we have achieved so far with God’s strength and mercy. I encourage you all not to relent in your ability to achieve more and move to a greater height.

The year 2017 was a great year and a challenging one, I would say, since challenges are meant to be met, with the energy in us and the courage we bore, we were able to overcome many of them through our patriotic as a true Nigerian because we stood in harmony to defeat the threat and issues in many ways and we came out triumphantly such as IPOB’s issue, passport intervention, immigration, domestics issue, to mention but a few.


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New Year Message 2017

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Fellow Nigerians, The executives of our great community wish to extend their profound felicitations and warm wishes to you all as we gracefully enter a new year, 2017.

Looking back through the years and 2016 in particular, in no other community have we seen the sense of oneness, patriotism and a shared destiny as we have in our great community, hence in this definning moment in time, it becomes duty bound for the very people you  elected and selected to serve you, to come back and say, thank you for your support and wish you all the very best in the year ahead.

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NICOT October General Meeting

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NICOT General Meeting.

Dear Nigerians and NICOT members you are invited to NICOT October General Meeting.

Please inform other Nigerians you meet on your way.

Sign: NICOT Publicity Secretary for NICOT President.

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Date: Saturday 15 October 2016

Time: 3PM.

Venue: CVK Park Bosphorus

Address: Gümüşsuyu Mah. İnönü Cad. No: 8, Taksim İstanbul Turkey. (Near German Embassy Taksim).

Appreciating the life and times of the Oba of Benin

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IMG 2477The Executive Council this day expresses her deep condolence to our brothers and sister of Edo heritage on the transition of the Oba of Benin, his Royal Highness, Omo n' Oba N' Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erdiauwa 1. A beacon of peace, love and fairness in the lives of the people of Edo State and indeed the wider Nigeria for decades .

In his walk through times he will forever be remembered as one who fanned the embers of love and peace even in restive times. His contributions to Education as a one time Honourary Chancellor of the University of Ibadan is revolutionary.
 
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
Omo N' Oba N' Edo, 1923 - 2016.