News Update

Senate To Investigate Deposit Banks Over Remittance Of Tax Revenues

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Banking, Insurance and Financial Institutions, to investigate Withholding Tax revenues on both bank deposits and dividends.

Read More

Switzerland Records First Coronavirus Case

  Switzerland reported its first case of new coronavirus on Tuesday after outbreaks were identified in its main neighbours Austria, France, Germany and Italy. The case is a man in his 70s who was infected near Milan where he attended an event on February 15, federal health office chief Pascal Strupler told reporters. The man … Continue reading Switzerland Records First Coronavirus Case

Read More

Alleged N4.9bn Laundering: Trial Of Fani-Kayode, Others Resumes

    The trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, as well as former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, and two others on charges of fraud and money laundering resumed on Tuesday. The case continued at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, with the cross-examination of the third prosecution witness, Mr Shehu … Continue reading Alleged N4.9bn Laundering: Trial Of Fani-Kayode, Others Resumes

Read More

13 Killed, 15 Injured In India Riots

  Thirteen people have been killed and more than 150 injured in sectarian violence that erupted in India’s capital New Delhi for the third day, a hospital official said Tuesday. “I can now confirm 13 deaths. At least 150 people have come to our hospital with injuries,” Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital official Rajesh Kalra told … Continue reading 13 Killed, 15 Injured In India Riots

Read More

Pompeo Asks Iran To ‘Tell The Truth’ On Coronavirus

  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday demanded that Iran “tell the truth” about a coronavirus outbreak, voicing alarm at allegations of a cover-up. “The United States is deeply concerned by information indicating the Iranian regime may have suppressed vital details about the outbreak in that country,” Pompeo told reporters in Washington. “All … Continue reading Pompeo Asks Iran To ‘Tell The Truth’ On Coronavirus

Read More

Senate Tells Buhari To Urgently Reconstitute Federal Character Commission Board

  The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, re-constitute the board of the Federal Character Commission. According to the lawmakers, any contrary action amounts to a breach of the Act establishing the Commission and the 1999 Constitution (as amended). This was a sequel to the consideration of a … Continue reading Senate Tells Buhari To Urgently Reconstitute Federal Character Commission Board

Read More

Wikileaks: Assange Stripped Naked, Lawyer Tells Court

  A lawyer for Julian Assange on Tuesday accused the United States of “boldly and blatantly” misstating facts about the Wikileaks founder’s conduct, on the second day of his extradition hearing in Britain.  Assange faces charges under the US Espionage Act for the 2010 release of a trove of secret files detailing aspects of US … Continue reading Wikileaks: Assange Stripped Naked, Lawyer Tells Court

Read More

Van Dijk Praises Liverpool’s Mental Strength

  Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool’s ability to stay calm under pressure is the key to their astonishing Premier League title charge after they came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2. Jurgen Klopp’s side are 22 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City and need just four more wins to guarantee to win their first … Continue reading Van Dijk Praises Liverpool’s Mental Strength

Read More

Iraq Shuts Schools, Shrines Over Coronavirus

  Shrines have shuttered, streets are deserted and schools closed in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf, where only pharmacies draw crowds after a novel coronavirus case triggered widespread panic. Najaf is popular among Shiite Muslim pilgrims from Iran, which has recorded 15 deaths from COVID-19, the highest death toll outside China, the epidemic’s epicentre. It … Continue reading Iraq Shuts Schools, Shrines Over Coronavirus

Read More

Weinstein’s Conviction ‘Great Victory’ Says Trump

  Harvey Weinstein’s conviction for rape and sexual assault was a “great victory” for women and sends a “very strong message”, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday. The Hollywood movie producer was found guilty on Monday by a New York court in a verdict hailed as a historic landmark by the #MeToo movement against sexual … Continue reading Weinstein’s Conviction ‘Great Victory’ Says Trump

Read More