VAT Increase More Beneficial To States And LGs, Says Finance Minister

  The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has said that the proposed increase in Value-Added Tax (VAT) from 5 to 7.5 per cent will be more beneficial to state governments and Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country, many of which are already facing difficult conditions. This was disclosed in a statement issued by … Continue reading VAT Increase More Beneficial To States And LGs, Says Finance Minister

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Insurgents Are Nothing But ‘Bandits’ And ‘Murderers’ – Buratai

    The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has declared that Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria’s north-east are now nothing but bandits and armed robbers. According to him, there is no longer insurgency but the current situation in the region is purely criminality and banditry. Buratai stated this on Friday after several … Continue reading Insurgents Are Nothing But ‘Bandits’ And ‘Murderers’ – Buratai

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At Least 11 Dead In Brazil Hospital Fire

  A fire erupted in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 11 people dead and forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from smoke-filled wards. Hospital authorities said the blaze on Thursday evening was thought to have been caused by a short circuit in a generator, … Continue reading At Least 11 Dead In Brazil Hospital Fire

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Wall Street Finish Underwhelming As Investors Await Breather

  US stocks swung to a split finish on Friday, closing little changed as investors took a breather following an extended rally driven by hopes for a letup in the US-China trade war. The three major indices posted their third straight weekly gains, with the benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average notching an eighth positive close … Continue reading Wall Street Finish Underwhelming As Investors Await Breather

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PHOTOS: ICPC Seals Houses Owned By NFF President Pinnick, Dikko

    The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has sealed the houses of two top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Those affected are the NFF President, Mr Amaju Pinnick, and the Second Vice President of the nation’s football governing body, Mr Shehu Dikko. In separate tweets on Friday, the … Continue reading PHOTOS: ICPC Seals Houses Owned By NFF President Pinnick, Dikko

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Johnson Behaved ‘Appallingly’ During Brexit Pre-Vote Campaign, Says Cameron

  Former British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he had no regrets about launching the Brexit referendum but accused current PM Boris Johnson of behaving “appallingly” during the pre-vote campaigning. Cameron, 52, who led the failed Remain campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union, told The Times newspaper that the tortuous Brexit … Continue reading Johnson Behaved ‘Appallingly’ During Brexit Pre-Vote Campaign, Says Cameron

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Flood Sacks Six Communities In Niger State

    Six communities in Shiroro and Lapai Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Niger State have been flooded after heavy rains which lasted more than 12 hours. The Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Ahmed Inga, confirmed this to reporters in Minna, the state capital. The affected communities are Gurmana, Manta, Bunuku, Gungu, … Continue reading Flood Sacks Six Communities In Niger State

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Super Eagles’ Osimhen Scores As Lille Beat Angers

  Nigerian youngster Victor Osimhen scored his fifth Ligue 1 goal of the season as Lille claimed a 2-1 win over Angers on Friday. The 20-year-old Osimhen netted the opener six minutes before half-time to move clear of Lyon’s Memphis Depay at the top of the early goalscoring charts in France. Luiz Araujo’s fine individual … Continue reading Super Eagles’ Osimhen Scores As Lille Beat Angers

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Melaye Rejects PDP’s Appointment As DG Kogi Gov Campaign Council

  Senator Dino Melaye on Friday announced that he has rejected the appointment as the Director-General of the Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Melaye disclosed this on Friday on his official Twitter handle @dino_melaye. “Let me state categorically that I have turned down the position of Director-General of the … Continue reading Melaye Rejects PDP’s Appointment As DG Kogi Gov Campaign Council

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Drama As Ozekhome Disowns Colleague In Fraud Case Involving Ex-Plateau Gov, Jang

There was mild drama at the continuation of the trial of a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, on Friday as his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, disowned another defence counsel, over the line of questioning. Ex-governor Jang is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), alongside Yusuf Pam, a cashier at the … Continue reading Drama As Ozekhome Disowns Colleague In Fraud Case Involving Ex-Plateau Gov, Jang

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