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Senate President Tasks Govt Tax Collectors To Extend Coverage

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked the Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS) to consider widening the tax net rather than overburden the people and business concerns. Lawan was the Guest Speaker at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Audit and Recovery of back years Stamp Duties and FIRS’ formal launching of adhesive Stamp for Stamp Duties collection in Nigeria. “We should rather expand the tax net. Let’s not over burden our businesses or our citizens,” Lawan said at the event which took place in Abuja. The…

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Wadume’s Trial: We Were Called Kidnappers, Given Highest Beating Of My Life-Police Witness

The trial of Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, also known as Wadume, on Monday, began at the Federal High Court, Abuja, before Justice Binta Nyako. Wadume, alongside six other defendants, was, on June 8, arraigned on 13 counts bordering on terrorism. The other defendants are: Inspector Aliyu Dadje, Auwalu Bala, Uba Bala, Bashir Waziri, Zubairu Abdullahi and Rayyanu Abdul. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, took over the matter from the police on June 3. Although 10 soldiers were initially slated in…

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Two Suspects Arrested For Kidnap, Killing Of Medical Doctor, Son, Associate

​……25 Other Criminal Suspects For Various Heinous Crimes; 6 Ak47 Rifles, Cache Of Live Ammunition And Other Incriminating Items Recovered. Police Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team have arrested two (2) suspects for the kidnap of a Medical Doctor, Audu Benedict, his son and one of his associates in Katsina-ala LGA, Benue State while travelling from Taraba State to Abuja on 10th March, 2019. The suspects, Henry Terkula Gwa ‘m’ 25yrs from Donga LGA of Benue State and Terhile Tsavbe, ‘m’ 30yrs from Gawa village, Katsina-ala LGA of Benue State were…

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Senate President Mourns Former Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed his grief over the death of former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi. Lawan said Ajimobi, who once represented Oyo South Senatorial District in the Senate before he was elected to two consecutive terms as governor, will be missed by the people of Oyo State and the progressives political family throughout Nigeria. The Senate President said Oyo State will always remember him for his numerous achievements over which the people rewarded him as the first governor to be reelected in the history of…

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Ghana Probes Demolition Of Nigeria’s Accra Diplomatic Building

……..Regrets Action Ghana has “regretted” the demolition of a residential building at Nigeria’s diplomatic mission in Accra. The Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in a statement reacting to the demolition of the building reassured the diplomatic community in Ghana, particularly the Nigerian High Commission that they were safe in the West African country. “Ghana remains a law-abiding country that upholds the principle of the rule of law. “The government will, therefore, not relent in its primary obligation to guarantee the safety of members of the diplomatic corps…

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Corps Marshal To Prosecute Owners, Drivers Of Multiple Crash Petrol Tankers

….At Kara Bridge, Lagos- Ibadan Expressway Following the unfortunate road traffic crash involving three tankers and a trailer that were engulfed in explosion on Kara bridge of the Lagos- Ibadan expressway, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has activated immediate and thorough crash investigation and subsequent prosecution of both the owners, and drivers of the four articulated vehicles. In a statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal who decried the attendant loss of lives and damages to properties resulting from such…

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Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar Welcomes Obaseki To PDP

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying Edo State will be better for his choice Abubakar, in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Paul Ibe, in Abuja on Friday, welcomed Obaseki to the PDP, which he described as “a truly people’s party.” The PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 elections noted that Obaseki was joining at a time when the party was poised to deliver good governance to the people of Nigeria. The former vice president said…

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Women Affairs  Ministry Plans National Campaign Against Rape

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his ministry is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to launch a national campaign against rape and gender-based violence in the country. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Thursday when he received a delegation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), led by its Executive Secretary, Mr. Tony Ojukwu, on an advocacy visit. “As a matter of fact, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to launch a national campaign against…

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Debt Profile: Minister Tackles Atiku, Says Your Argument Based On False Premise

The Federal Government has said the apocalyptic scenarios on the country’s debt profile, as painted by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in his press statement on Tuesday, is nothing but scaremongering anchored on a false premise. In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said while the Federal Government welcomes constructive criticism, such must be based on verifiable facts rather than conjectures and innuendos. ”There is no doubt that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar loves our country and wishes it well,…

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Senate President Mourns Lagos Senator Osinowo

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has received with shock and sadness the news on Monday of the death of Senator Adebayo Osinowo. Lawan condoled with Senator Osinowo’s family, friends, political associates and also the government and people of Lagos State over the loss. Senator Osinowo who until his death represented Lagos East Senatorial first made his mark at the Lagos Civil Service and also at the Lagos State House Assembly where he served four terms before his election to the Senate. Lawan said Osinowo served his country creditably as…

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