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New international passport to cost N70,000

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Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said registration and the issuance of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000.

According to The Guardian, NIS spokesman Sunday James, who made the disclosure, said the agency will commence issuance of the new international passport from Monday, March 4 2019 in Abuja.

New international passport to cost N70,000

Issuance of the passport will commence in Ikoyi in Lagos on March 25, Kano on April 1, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on April 8 and London, United Kingdom April 15.

He said the phase two multiple rollout in New York, Washington, and Atlanta, USA would follow immediately after London on April 22; while other locations, local and abroad, would follow in sequence from April 29.

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 16 launched the new red diplomatic passport at an emergency Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

However, NIS spokesman said existing passport booklet will run concurrently with the new enhanced passport booklet until the former expires.

According to James, the advantages of the new passport includes its 10-year validity, self-tracking of application and express centres for urgent application.

Other advantages he said included weather friendliness, compliance with latest ICAO standard, polycarbonate technology that reduces the incidence of damage as well saves Nigerians in the Diaspora time of frequent visits to Nigerian Embassies.

He, however, urged

“Nigerians to take advantage of the reforms, avoid patronising third party or touts and utilise the online platforms provided by the service for their passport application.”

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Denrele Edun shares throwback Photo of how it all started for him

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Denrele Edun has shared a major throwback photo, to reveal how his journey in entertainment and fashion industry started.

“I have a tough skin and enough confidence not to worry too much about being underestimated because of my physique, my effeminacy, or my modeling background. It comes with the territory,” he captioned the photo that showed early stage of his cross-dressing.

 

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Kim Kardashian & her Lawyer, Shawn Holley honoured for their Prison Reform work

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Kim Kardashian West and her lawyer, Shawn Holley, will receive the Women Leadership in Law Award next month for their work in getting Alice Johnson freed from prison.

The award is also for their ongoing work in the area of prison reform.

Kim and Shawn will receive the award sponsored by two of California’s leading legal publications, The California Lawyer and the Daily Journal, at a conference in Beverly Hills.

One of the officers from the organisation wrote to them, “You both are truly inspirational, and your work has been life-changing.”

Kim and Shawn worked closely with Jared Kushner for months, before finally meeting with Donald Trump in the Oval Office to push for Johnson’s release.

 

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Entertainment Icon, John Singleton hospitalised after suffering stroke

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The legendary film cum music director and screenwriter, John Singleton has suffered a stroke.

He is said to be in the hospital, after checking himself in earlier this week after experiencing weakness in his leg.

A family member tells TMZ, John had flown back from Costa Rica and the plane flight may have triggered the medical emergency.

Doctors are said to be performing tests and also doing rehab. The stroke was described as mild.

Singleton made his directorial debut, “Boyz n the Hood” back in 1991. He was nominated for two Oscars, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He was the youngest filmmaker to get nominations in the two categories.

He directed Michael Jackson’s music video, “Remember the Time” and Janet Jackson’s “Poetic Justice.” His other credits include “Rosewood,” “Shaft,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” and “Four Brothers.”

 

 

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