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Senate probes un-remitted N20tr stamp duty revenue

Senate probes un-remitted N20tr stamp duty revenue

The Senate on Tuesday directed its Committee on Finance to investigate the circumstances surrounding the issue of over N20trillion un-remitted stamp duties revenue due to the Federal Government from banks and other financial institutions. It said the investigative activities of the committee would start from 2013 to 2016 and “financial accountability of stamp duty collections from 2016 when the CBN ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP BEGINS TRAINING HEALTH WORKERS ON INTEGRATED SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISION

BORNO NSHIP BEGINS TRAINING HEALTH WORKERS ON INTEGRATED SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISION

\ BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) under the Leadership of the Executive Director, Dr. Sule Meleh, and the Nigeria  State Health Investment Project -Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted Project under the Project Coordinator, Hajiya Habiba Saidu has commenced Training of Health Workers on Integrated Supportive Supervision (ISS). Facilitators and Participants ... Read More »

Gimba Ya’u Kumo bags ICPAN’S HONOURARY DOCTORATE DEGREE

Gimba Ya’u Kumo bags ICPAN’S HONOURARY DOCTORATE DEGREE

Hon. Gimba Ya’u Kumo has been decorated, honored and recognised by The Institute of Corporate and Public Administration of Ngeria(ICPAN) with the “Award of  Doctor of Public Administration”. He was honoured at the Public Administrators Merit Award,  and Dinner Night organized by ICPAN, held today at the National Merit House Maitama, Abuja. In a dignified representation by Hon. B.B Ali, ... Read More »

Fayose begs aggrieved PDP members, says I ‘m sorry for what happened in the past,”

Fayose begs aggrieved PDP members, says I ‘m sorry for what happened in the past,”

Former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday urged members of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who may be aggrieved by any of his actions in the past to forgive him. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fayose, who spoke at his Afao Ekiti country home at a peace meeting he convened with party ... Read More »

P&ID scam: Why we gave your account statement to EFCC, GTB staff tells Briton

P&ID scam: Why we gave your account statement to EFCC, GTB staff tells Briton

  Akinwande Adewale Akinseye, a Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) staff, on Tuesday, told James Nolan, the British national and a director in the Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) Nigeria Ltd., that his bank supplied the statements of accounts of the company to EFCC on demand. Akinseye made the remark before Justice Okon Abang during a cross-examination in the ongoing trial ... Read More »

Joshua: I’m dreaming of title defence in Nigeria

Joshua: I’m dreaming of title defence in Nigeria

ANTHONY Joshua has revealed his desire to defend his world heavyweight titles in Nigeria after his rematch win over Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday night  in the Clash of Dunes, reports Belfast Telegraph. Joshua, who is of Nigerian heritage, was congratulated on his points success in Saudi Arabia by the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari. Joshua is expected to return to ... Read More »

Improve Business Environment to Drive Industrialisation, Elumelu Insists

Improve Business Environment to Drive Industrialisation, Elumelu Insists

The Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Group (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu, yesterday advised African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State to improve the business environment in their countries to drive industrialisation and wealth creation in member states. He said this while presenting the keynote speech on the theme, “Industrialisation ... Read More »

UBA awards grants to national essay winners

UBA awards grants to national essay winners

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc on Monday awarded millions of Naira as education grants to winners of its annual national essay competition. A 14 year-old student of Louisville Girls High School, Ogun State, Miss Oluwatoroti Jolaosho emerged the overall winner of the 2019 edition of the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition, winning the grand prize of an educational grant ... Read More »

Oshiomhole, Obaseki fight dirty over rally to receive Ize-Iyamu

Oshiomhole, Obaseki fight dirty over rally to receive Ize-Iyamu

The supremacy battle for the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State between National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki deepened Tuesday over a rally scheduled to hold on Friday in Bénin City. Some defectors from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu are expected to be received into ... Read More »

House of Reps  Asks FG to Repatriate Illegal Aliens

House of Reps Asks FG to Repatriate Illegal Aliens

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to immediately review the country’s immigration procedure with a view to restricting illegal immigration and repatriating illegal aliens residing in the country. The House made the call following the adoption of a motion moved by Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye, at the plenary Tuesday He said that while the continued closure of ... Read More »

U.S. Democrats unveil impeachment charges against Trump

U.S. Democrats unveil impeachment charges against Trump

Democrats in the House of Representatives announced formal charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that accuse him of abusing power and obstructing Congress. This had made him only the fourth U.S. president in history to face impeachment. The full Democratic-controlled House is expected to vote on the charges, or articles of impeachment, next week. It is almost certain to ... Read More »

Ghana and Nigeria top list of markets to watch for key project developments

Ghana and Nigeria top list of markets to watch for key project developments

 Spotlighting the $12 billion Dangote Refinery in Nigeria and Ghana’s Tema LNG Terminal, the Chamber noted essential role such projects play in revamping the sector and creating opportunities for private sector investors. PRESS RELEASE JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 10, 2019/ — In its African Energy Outlook 2020 report launched last month, the African Energy Chamber (“The Chamber”) (https://EnergyChamber.org/) highlighted the ... Read More »

Aggrey Memorial College, Arochukwu, Alumni shops for N100m to revamp alma mater

Aggrey Memorial College, Arochukwu, Alumni shops for N100m to revamp alma mater

Succor may soon come the way of Aggrey Memorial College, Arochukwu, the foremost co-educational post primary school established by an individual. Though the college has for decades been neglected by the government, culminating in infrastructural decay, the old students of the institution look set to revamp its dilapidated infrastructure. Indeed, members of the Alumni Association are planning a strategic Annual ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg on how to be a multi-billionaire and not raise spoiled kids

Mark Zuckerberg on how to be a multi-billionaire and not raise spoiled kids

By Catherine Clifford Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $74 billion, according to Forbes. The Facebook CEO and his wife, Priscilla Chan, could buy their two daughters almost anything. But they don’t. Zuckerberg told CBS’ Gayle King how he and Chan raise their kids to be grounded despite the family wealth. “First of all, we don’t give them everything,” ... Read More »

Niger Gov. presents 2020 Budget of N148.2bn to Assembly

Niger Gov. presents 2020 Budget of N148.2bn to Assembly

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has presented a N148.211billion package for the 2020 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. The budget, which is N194.698 billion (13.2 per cent) lower than the 2019 budget, has been christened “Budget of Inclusion for Sustainable Development.” A breakdown of the budget showed that N78.243 billion ... Read More »

BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints New Chairman for AMCON; Board Members for FIRS

BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints New Chairman for AMCON; Board Members for FIRS

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new chairman for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON. He is Edward Lametek Adamu. In a letter sent to the Senate today asking for confirmation of the nominee, the president also named new board members for the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS. Yesterday, President Buhari appointed a tax consultant, Mr Nami, as the ... Read More »

Employ Educated People Living With Disabilities In Kwara Govt. – Deaf Group

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The hearing impaired group as well as the other people living with disabilities have called on the Kwara State Government to give them employments in government. This, they say would accommodate their interests and that of other people living with disabilities in the state. Chairman Kwara State Association for the Deaf, Mr. Ridwan Hassan, made this ... Read More »

EFCC Saved Me From Inheriting Empty Treasury  -‎ Kwara Governor

EFCC Saved Me From Inheriting Empty Treasury -‎ Kwara Governor

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin But for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that froze the accounts of government on the eve of his inauguration, he would have inherited an empty treasury, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said. The governor was speaking at the International Anti Corruption Day Rally Organized by the EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office in the State ... Read More »

13 journalists, Amnesty International, Smart-Cole honoured at Soyinka Award amid rising cases of media intimidation, human rights violation

13 journalists, Amnesty International, Smart-Cole honoured at Soyinka Award amid rising cases of media intimidation, human rights violation

By Motunrayo Alaka Amid rising cases of media intimidation and human rights violation in the country, thirteen journalists; Amnesty International Nigeria, a global movement promoting human rights in Nigeria; and Sunmi Smart-Cole, veteran photojournalist, were honoured at the fourteenth  Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting presentation event held at NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday, 9th December 2019, the ... Read More »

Southwest governors, others expected at MUSWEN/ NUSRET International Conference

Southwest governors, others expected at MUSWEN/ NUSRET International Conference

Governors of Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo and Ekiti States will be special guests at a day international conference on the biography of Prophet Muhammad jointly organised by Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria, MUSWEN and Turkish Educational and Cultural Promotion Company, NUSRET . This is contained in a statement in Ibadan by Chairman, Local Organizing Committee, Professor Wole Abbas. ... Read More »