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Customs Appoints NOVA Merchant Bank To Collect Import, Excise Duties

In fulfillment of its commitment to constantly find new ways to serve its customers better, NOVA Merchant Bank has been appointed as a designated collecting bank for Import, Excise and other duties by the Nigeria Customs Service. This will enable the Bank handle duty payments for its clients in addition to process and issue custom bonds along with guarantees on their behalf. According to the MD/CEO, Mr. Anya Duroha, “We are excited about this appointment because it would enhance efficiency and improve turnaround time for duty payments and other services…

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Fire Razes Home For Disabled, Kills Eight, Injures 30

Eight people were killed and 30 were injured in a fire at a Czech home for people with disabilities early on Sunday, fire and state officials said. The blaze occurred in a home where mostly men with mental and other disabilities lived, in Vejprty on the country’s northwest border with Germany. It was the second deadliest blaze in the country’s three-decade post-communist history. In 2010, a fire in an abandoned building often used by homeless people in Prague killed nine people. A hotel fire in the capital in 1995 killed…

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SERAP Asks Court To Stop Payment Of Life Pensions

……..To Ex-Abuja Council Chairs, Speakers Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to: “declare the life pension edict/law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null, void, illegal and unconstitutional; and to restrain and stop AMAC, its chairman; deputy chairman; speaker; legislature and/or their agents from paying life pensions to former officials, and ultimately, to themselves under the edict/law.”   SERAP is also seeking: “an order to direct and compel AMAC, its chairman; deputy chairman; speaker; and legislature…

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Nigerian Army, Egypt Seek Ways To Fight Terrorism

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has called for collaboration between Nigeria and Egypt to deal with global terrorism. According to him;“The collaboration can be very helpful, whereby, as at 2016, the centre that was countering terrorism and extremism was established in Egypt when the conference was held there. “This is quite encouraging, because Egypt is strategic and it is leading the counter terrorism operations within the Sahel region,” he said. The Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt to Nigeria, Ambassador Assem Hanafi, also seeks way to strengthen…

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Elumelu Donates Technology Centre To Ambrose Ali University

Chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, has  made the donation of a multipurpose information technology centre to his alma mater, Ambrose Ali University. Through the UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Elumelu has championed the construction of a state-of-the-art multipurpose information technology building, which will benefit the  students of Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State. The hall, to be named The Tony O. Elumelu multipurpose hall, is furnished with computers, desks and chairs, measures 839 square meters and has…

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Court Rescinds Army’s Illegal Dismissal Of Officer

The National Industrial Court has ordered the Nigerian Army to reinstate a senior officer, Abdulfatai Mohammed, having found the military authorities violated the law in his 2016 dismissal. The judge, Rakiya Haastrup, gave the judgement on Tuesday at the headquarters of the industrial court in Abuja. The judgement upholding Mr Mohammed’s claim that the authorities arbitrarily forced him to retire, capped off nearly four years of efforts to get justice, including repeated appeals to President Muhammadu Buhari for redress. “Advise your clients to comply,” Ms Haastrup told the counsel to…

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Buhari Signs Finance Bill 2019 Into Law, Appreciates National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the Finance Bill into law to support the implementation of the 2020 budget. Buhari made this known via his Twitter handle saying “I am pleased to announce that this morning I signed into Law the Finance Bill, 2019. “This is the first time, since the return of democracy in 1999, that a Federal Budget is being accompanied by passage of a Finance Bill specially designed to support its implementation, and to create a truly enabling environment for business and investment by the private sector.…

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30th Anniversary: Home Science To Ring Bell At Stock Exchange

As part of programmes marking its 30th anniversary, Home Science Association Secondary School, Ajegunle-Alakuko, Lagos will be ringing the bell at the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos. According to Investopedia, the ringing of the opening bell refers to the moment a securities exchange opens for its normal daily trading session. For HSASS, the bell will be rung on January 28, 2019 by the President of the school, Mrs. Anna A. Amodu. The programme of event for the 30th anniversary released by a Vice Principal of the school and Chairman of…

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Lagos Moves To Halt Abuse Of Traffic Laws By Motorcycle, Tricycle Riders

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to halt the abuse of traffic laws by motorcycle and tricycle riders, saying the menace can no longer be condoned. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, affirmed that the ongoing enforcement of traffic laws will be stepped up across the State to check motorcyclists and motorists violating the laws. The Commissioner explained that the violation of traffic laws by commercial motorcyclists was unacceptable, thereby necessitating the enforcement of the State Traffic Law 2018 to pave the…

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Sanwo-Olu: Oshodi-Abule Egba Brt Corridor Ready In May With 200 Buses

… Second Phase Of The Project To Start Immediately’ Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has beamed a special focus on the ongoing construction BRT corridor from Oshodi to Abule Egba. The 13.68 kilometre-long route will be completed in May, this year, Sanwo-Olu disclosed while inspecting the project on Sunday. Construction work has resumed on the project, which was started under the last administration. The project is being handled and supervised by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA). Upon completion, Sanwo-Olu said the project was expected to bring relief…

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