Reps C’ttee asks FIRS to return N4.6bn to FCT





The House of Representatives Committee on Public Account has asked the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to return N4.6 billion which represents two per cent of total tax collected in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to the FCT Inland Revenue Service (FCT-IRS). Continue reading Reps C’ttee asks FIRS to return N4.6bn to FCT at Vanguard …

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Gunmen abduct four immigration officers in Rivers

Davies Iheamnachor – Port Harcourt Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped four officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in Onne, Rivers State. The yet to be identified immigration officers were abducted on Bonny- Port Harcourt river in the morning hours of Tuesday. It was gathered that the victims were travelling to Port Harcourt in a …

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Police beat ‘wanted’ boy to death after dad voluntarily handed him over

A 26-year-old man, Abdulkadir Nasiru, has been beaten to death by the police after his father took him to police station for questioning in Kano state. It was gathered that his father handed him over to the Madobi Police Station after policemen went to his residence in search of him over a case of neighborhood …

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U.S. Embassy awards $523,314 in grants to Nigerian Civic Groups

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has awarded $523,314 in grants to civil society groups in Nigeria for 2019. A statement by the embassy spokesman, Russell Brooks said “a total of 16 projects were funded that will address pertinent issues of concern to Nigerian citizens.” Continue reading U.S. Embassy awards $523,314 in grants to Nigerian Civic …

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Disqualification: APM candidate tells INEC chief to resign ahead of Kogi poll

Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja With just three days to the governorship election in Kogi State, the Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM) governorship candidate in the state, Yusuf Mamman Dantale, on Tuesday asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to resign from his position. Dantale, who doubles as APM National Chairman, made the …

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S. Africa ready for e-visa system to attract more tourists

South Africa will start the piloting process for an online e-visa system later this month in a fresh bid to attract more tourists, according to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). This new electronic self-service solution system will speedily facilitate the movement of low-risk travellers, according to the department. The system will make it easier …

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Man denies stabbing friend over Buhari’s tribunal victory — Police

Jimitota Onoyume – Warri The Police have confirmed arrest of a man simply identified as Mr. Best who allegedly stabbed his friend in Uvwie local government, Delta state shortly after the presidential election tribunal reaffirmed the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Delta State Police Public relations officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya said the man confessed that …

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Petroleum minister bemoans ambiguity in Nigerian oil, gas laws

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday, emphasized the need for a review of the constitution of the country, calling for clarity in the drafting of the laws of the country, especially legislations affecting the oil and gas industry. Continue reading Petroleum minister bemoans ambiguity in Nigerian oil, gas laws at Vanguard …

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INEC ready for Kogi,Bayelsa elections – Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Tuesday it was ready for the smooth conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi States The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja. Yakubu said 12 out of the 14-point steps for the smooth conduct of the election had …

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EFCC opens case against Atiku’s in-law, Babalele in alleged money laundering charge

By Innocent Anaba The prosecution has opened its case against Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, who was accused of laundering $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 general election. Babalele is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Trial judge in …

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Super Eagles coach Rohr reveals why he snubbed NPFL stars

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has stated home-based players were omitted from his latest selection for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches because they are not fit enough. The Super Eagles will host Benin for their Group L opening game at Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Wednesday with only Enyimba defender Ifeanyi Anaemena making Rohr’s …

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Fruits traders protest in Lagos over demolition of Ikosi/Isheri market

By Ebunoluwa Sessou Scores of fruits traders in Ketu/Ikosi area of Lagos today stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly protesting the demolition of the Ikosi/Isheri fruits market in the state. The protesters, who were majorly women came out en masse holding placards with different inscriptions and marched to the Assembly chanting “help us, help …

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Kogi/Bayelsa Guber: 11th Hour Judgement won’t affect Polls — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has expressed commitment to the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa states, assuring stakeholders that in spite of several postelection court cases in both states, no last-minute judicial pronouncement could alter the elections. Continue reading Kogi/Bayelsa Guber: 11th Hour Judgement won’t affect Polls — INEC at …

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Ogun absorbs 28 Community schools, 577 teachers

James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta Ogun State Government has taken over the management of 28 community schools across the state.The State Go vernment also absorbed 577 teachers in these schools into its civil service system. A statement by Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun said the state government took the decision because most …

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NCE tasks government on workers’ training, welfare

By Dirisu Yakubu, Abuja Federal and state governments have been enjoined to prioritise opportunities for public and civil servants to develop and improve on their skills to enable them give their best in service delivery. This was one of the decisions in the Communiqué issued at the end of the 41st National Council on Establishment, …

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Police reveal shocking incestuous relationship as couple are jailed for life

An evil mother and her half-brother have been jailed for life for murdering their two sons and trying to kill four other children they had through an incestuous relationship. Sarah Barrass and her half-brother Brandon Machin had six children together but tried to kill them all rather than hand the youngsters over to the care …

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Minimum Wage: Labour tasks legislature on implementation in Kwara

The Kwara Joint Labour Congress (JLC), has sought the support and cooperation of the Kwara House of Assembly on the full implementation of N30,000 minimum wage for workers by the state government. Mr Kola Olumoh, the Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Kwara, made this plea on Tuesday when the state Joint Labour Council paid …

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