Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Some unidentified gunmen have reportedly
stolen a 6-month-old male child at Amapu
Umuaja village in Isiala Ngwa South Local
Government Area of Abia State.
It has been learnt from the local sources that the
incident occurred around 9:30pm Monday
evening when most of the villagers had already
gone to bed.
It has been gathered that the gunmen who came
to the victim's parents compound in a
motorbike, forcefully broke into Mrs. Peace
Chikezie's house and then snatched away her
child and her mobile phone so she couldn't
contact her family members.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, said that
villagers got to know about the incident after the
mother of the child raised the alarm after the
gunmen had left their compound.
A search team was set up for a possible recovery
of the baby and apprehension. However, it gave
The police officer, who preferred his name not to
be disclosed, confirmed the incident, noting that
the police are already on top of the matter to
recover the child and also to apprehend the
The Federal Government has increased passport
fee by 50%. According to a circular signed by the
Deputy Comptroller in charge of Operations/
Passport and released a few days ago titled
'Passport Reforms', applicants will now pay
N15,000 instead of N10,000. (It was officially
N10,000 but we all know how much we really
paid...lol) Also applicants for change of data will
pay now N30,000.
A newly introduced 64-page passport for
frequent travelers will cost N20,000, while
Passport for applicants 18 years and below will
cost N8,750. It's N15,000 between 18-60 and
N8,500 for people above 60 years.
Female applicants, who apply for change of
name as a result of marriage/divorce or
deceased spouse, will pay N8,750, while
processing fee for request for change of data will
All payments will be made online going forward
according to the circular