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Museveni, Fowler, tax experts ponder future of African revenue

Museveni, Fowler, tax experts ponder future of African revenue

* ATAF gave Africa extra $300m tax in 2 years. *$1 billion on the way *Trains 15,000 staff From Ugandan President Youweri Kaguta Museveni, Chairman of African Tax Administration Forum, ATAF, Tunde Fowler and Executive Secretary of African Tax Administration Forum, Logan Wort and specialists in the taxation of digital and online arm of African and global economy, came thoughts ... Read More »

PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded justice for its Kogi State Women Leader, Mrs Acheju Abuh who was burnt to death in her home yesterday by political thugs. In a statement issued today, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman for the party, said the death of Mrs Abuh and others that were killed by political thugs in the Kogi election will never ... Read More »

Breaking: Court sacks 21 Ibadan kings, sets aside Ajimobi’s gazette

Breaking: Court sacks 21 Ibadan kings, sets aside Ajimobi’s gazette

An Oyo State High Court has sacked the 21 chiefs who were elevated as crown-wearing kings in Ibadanland by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on August 27, 2017. Justice A. Aderemi today also sets aside all gazettes to the effect. In her ruling, the judge said: • “That all the gazettes affecting the chieftaincy laws of Ibadan land ... Read More »

Edo Deputy Governor Betrayed Me – Oshiomhole

Edo Deputy Governor Betrayed Me – Oshiomhole

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC has accused the state’s Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu of betraying him, thus stoking the political crisis rocking Edo State. Addressing party faithful who thronged Iyamoh, his country home, Oshiomhole said his supporters not allow themselves to be used for the wrong reasons because of money. “The only thing I ... Read More »

Lai Mohammed Announces Measures To Strengthen NBC, Punish Hate Broadcasts

Lai Mohammed Announces Measures To Strengthen NBC, Punish Hate Broadcasts

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced plans to take the necessary measures for the amendment of the Act establishing the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to align the regulator with the current realities in the broadcasting industry. The Minister made the announcement in Abuja on Tuesday when the received the report of the NBC Reforms Implementation ... Read More »

Senator Danbaba Takes over as Senator from Sokoto south

Senator Danbaba Takes over as Senator from Sokoto south

By Haruna Salami Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba has been sworn in this Tuesday morning as the senator representing Sokoto south. Senator Danbaba replaces Senator Shehu Tambuwal Abubakar who was sacked by the Court of Appeal recently. Danbaba was a member of the 8th Senate and was one of the senators who decamped from All Progressive Congress, APC to Peoples Democratic Party,  ... Read More »

North Central Development Commission Bill Passes First Reading in Senate

North Central Development Commission Bill Passes First Reading in Senate

By Haruna Salami A Bill for an Act to establish North Central Development Commission, NCDC passed through first reading in the Senate yesterday. The Bill was sponsored by Senator Musa, Mohammed Sani representing Niger east. This new bill brings to three the number of bills on establishment of development commissions before the Senate. Only last week, South west development commission ... Read More »

Buhari Seeks Speedy Passage Of Special Crimes Court Bill

Buhari Seeks Speedy Passage Of Special Crimes Court Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the National Assembly to ensure a speedy passage of the Special Crimes Court Bill. He made the call on Tuesday the national summit on ‘‘Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service’’ organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of ... Read More »

Sowore: Archbishop of Canterbury replies SERAP

Sowore: Archbishop of Canterbury replies SERAP

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby has responded to an open letter by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) urging him to use his good offices and leadership and his “friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on him to obey court orders most recently involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare who remain in arbitrary detention ... Read More »

Court Jails Fake NYSC members

Court Jails Fake NYSC members

Fake National Youth Service Corps members arrested during the Batch B Orientation Exercise in Kubwa, Abuja have been prosecuted and jailed. Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General of NYSC, stated this in a release at the Kubwa Orientation Camp yesterday. He said that since then, the clampdown on fake graduates had brought sanity into the process. Last September, about 85 fake ... Read More »

Benue Perm Sec, Pregnant Wife, Children die in fire disaster

Tragedy struck in Benue State yesterday as the acting Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Science and Technology, Sekegh Akaa, his pregnant wife and two children died in a fire that engulfed their Kwararafa Quarter home in Makurdi, The Punch reports. The fire which began around 2.45am razed the entire house and extended to three other houses including that ... Read More »

Presidency to PDP: Accept Bayelsa/ Kogi election results with grace

Presidency to PDP: Accept Bayelsa/ Kogi election results with grace

“Democracy is not only about who wins or who loses, but also about the process. In disparaging every unfavourable result, they disgrace themselves by casting aspersion on the entire system.” BAYELSA/KOGI ELECTION RESULTS: PDP SHOULD ACCEPT DEFEAT WITH GRACE By Garba Shehu Predictably, we have seen the accusation of fabricated results from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, the PDP. Yet, ... Read More »

NAF Holds Legal Officers’ Course To Enhance Service Delivery

NAF Holds Legal Officers’ Course To Enhance Service Delivery

  The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Directorate of Legal Services (DLS) today, 18 November 2019, commenced a 3-week Capacity Building Course geared towards keeping participants abreast of modern trends in legal practice with a view to repositioning the Directorate for effective legal service delivery. The Course, part of the human capacity building initiatives of the current NAF administration, is in ... Read More »

NYSC, catalyst of national development – Gowon

NYSC, catalyst of national development – Gowon

The former Head of State and founder of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme, Gen Yakubu Gowon has commended the management of the Scheme for the grooming of successive batches of youth Corps Members for national development.   He posited that the contributions of the NYSC Scheme as a catalyst of socio-economic development of the country cannot be over emphasized. ... Read More »

Lai Mohammed Urges NUJ To Lead  Campaign Against Fake News, Hate Speech

Lai Mohammed Urges NUJ To Lead Campaign Against Fake News, Hate Speech

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has challenged the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to lead the ongoing efforts to rid the social media of fake news and hate speech Receiving the national executive of the NUJ led by its President, Mr. Chris Isiguzo, during a courtesy visit to his office on Monday, the Minister said it ... Read More »

Oyetola inaugurates 2,210 new food vendors for Home-grown School Feeding scheme

Oyetola inaugurates 2,210 new food vendors for Home-grown School Feeding scheme

… Charges them on hygienic living, improved performance Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Monday inaugurated 2,210 newly-recruited food vendors to boost the home-grown school feeding programme initiative. The governor also distributed cooking utensils, uniforms, feeding bowls among other materials to the new school food vendors to ease their services. The caterers were recruited under the Osun Elementary School Feeding ... Read More »

Maritime Asset Financing: Single Digit Facility Imminent – Dakuku

Maritime Asset Financing: Single Digit Facility Imminent – Dakuku

* As Bank Of Industry Promises More Support To Sector After a long and hard struggle by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for a single digit interest facility in aid of operators in the country’s maritime industry, the Director-General, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, says he can see light at the end of the tunnel. The indication emerged on ... Read More »

How Man coordinated one hundred million dollars scam from prison – EFCC

How Man coordinated one hundred million dollars scam from prison – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has claimed that a man serving a 24-year jail term is still actively involved in crime. The anti graft agency in a statement on Monday made the revelation, stating that “The EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has uncovered that Hope Olusegun Aroke a convicted internet fraudster currently serving a 24 years jail term is ... Read More »

Anti Hate Speech Bill: My Life Under Threat – Sen Sabi

Anti Hate Speech Bill: My Life Under Threat – Sen Sabi

By Haruna Salami The controversy surrounding the  Anti Hate Speech Bill currently before the Sense has taken a new dimension with the sponsor, Senator Abdullahi Sabi’s life under threat. Senator Sabi revealed that he has received threat messages from Nigerians since he introduced the bill on the floor of the Senate. Abdullahi, a Deputy chief whip of the Senate, said ... Read More »

Why we visited Jonathan — APC leaders

Why we visited Jonathan — APC leaders

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, said they visited former President Goodluck Jonathan  after Saturday’s governorship elections in recognition of his  position as the father and leader of the state. The Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, led APC leaders including governor-elect David Lyon, to visit the former president’s home on Monday. Sylva noted that ... Read More »