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Assistant commissioner of police axed to death in Calabar

An Assistant Commissioner of Police serving in No. 73 PMF Squadron, Magumeri, Borno State, ACP Egbe Eko Edum, has been killed by unidentified assailants in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria’s South-south.

The slain officer, Egbe Edum, was attacked on his way to visit his family in the early hours of Wednesday.

A police spokesperson in Calabar, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident.

“He got here at about 1a.m., the vehicle he was in got spoiled on the road, so he called his wife to pick him up. He was walking on legs when some hoodlums came out from nowhere and macheted him,” Ms Ugbo said.


FG threatens to sanction discos selling meters

The Federal Government has threatened to sanction any electricity distribution company or its representatives selling meters to Nigerians.

The Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr Ahmed Zakari, issued the warning at a stakeholders’ engagement on electricity tariff, organised by the FGN/NLC-TUC Ad-hoc Committee.

Zakari said, “We have made it clear through the regulator’s direct order as well as the intervention from the Ministry of Power that these meters are to be provided to Nigerians at no cost. If we find any disco or its representatives selling these meters or exploiting Nigerians, they will be sanctioned.”


CBN directs banks to close naira ledger dom accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed banks in the country to close all naira ledger accounts opened specifically for the purpose of receiving proceeds from international money transfer operator (IMTO) immediately.

In a statement released on Wednesday, signed by Bello Hassan, director banking supervision of the CBN, and O.S. Nnaji, director trade and exchange of the CBN, CBN said IMTO beneficiaries/recipients are to receive their proceeds in foreign currency (USD) or have it deposited in their domiciliary account in a Nigerian bank.

“It is the sole discretion of the recipients to either choose foreign currency cash or have the proceeds deposited into their domiciliary accounts in Nigeria.” the statement said.


UK Government announces point-based immigration system

The UK Government has announced the application for a skilled workers visas.

According to a statement released by the UK’s Secretary of State, Priti Patel, the new immigration system would open on January 1, 2021 and points will be ascribed to applicants for having a job offer at the appropriate skill level, knowledge of English and being paid a minimum salary. Applicants will be awarded five-year skilled worker visas, open to extension, for earning points, the statement noted.

The statement read, “The new immigration rules will ensure that businesses can recruit the most highly qualified from across the globe to drive the economy forwards and keep the UK at the frontier of innovation.


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