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Jan-June: FIRS Remits N66bn To Fed Account From Stamp Duty Revenue, Says Nami

on has been generated as stamp duty revenue by the Federal Government between January and June 2020. The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Services, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this during the inauguration of the inter-ministerial committee on audit and recovery of back years stamp duties. Mr Nami while giving a breakdown of the revenue added that the Finance Act has mandated the revenue agency as the sole body to receive stamp duties for the country. “We have collected and remitted from money deposit banks in this year alone, a total…

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UBA Hosts Airtel MD In Quarterly Business Series For SMEs Owners

……….Calls For Registration Of Business In its continuous attempt to support the growth and sustainability of small and medium scale businesses in Nigeria and Africa, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc will be hosting the UBA Business Series on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The UBA Business Series, which is held quarterly, is a capacity building initiative where leading business leaders share insights on best business practices on how entrepreneurs can build a sustainable business empire especially in the challenging business environment in Africa. In this edition, which will be held…

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Senate President’s Aide, Tabiowo, Bags Award, Inducted WASCA Fellow

Special Assistant (Press) to the Senate President, Ezrel Tabiowo, was on Thursday honoured with a recognition award by the West African Society for Communication and Administration in collaboration with the Institute of Administrative Sciences. Tabiowo was inducted as a Professional Fellow of the West African Society of Communication and Administration (WASCA). The event which was earlier slated for March 2, 2020, was postponed due to the introduction of the lockdown policy by the Federal Government as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at a formal presentation on Thursday, the…

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COVID-19: FG Kicks Over Reopening Of Schools In Oyo, Says Gov Insensitive

The Federal Government has kicked against the reopening of schools in Oyo State amidst COVID-19 pandemic, describing such as insensitive to the health of the people. Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Uwajiuba, said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news conference in Abuja. According to the minister, it is expedient to recognise the fact that Oyo State is a government operating under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a Federating unit. He noted that though the governor had the right to reopen…

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FG Releases N4.5bn To Pay Resident Doctors’ COVID-19 Allowance

The Federal Government has released a total sum of N4.5bn to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centers in the country. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige,  said the amount donated is expected to cover hazard and inducement allowances for the month of April and May. He revealed this on Friday after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, while briefing State House Correspondents in Abuja. Commenting on the announcement, popular Medical Doctor and health information enthusiast, Dr Olufunmilayo shared the information on his twitter handle, commending the federal government…

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PDP NWC Postpones Edo Governorship Primaries To Tuesday

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the Edo state governorship primary election earlier scheduled for Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, 2020, to a new date of Tuesday, June 23, 2020. In a statement, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said: “This decision is predicated on the exigencies of party activities. “All governorship aspirants, critical stakeholders, party faithful, and our teeming supporters, particularly in Edo state, are to take note accordingly. “Our party wishes to remind our members that all activities…

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Burundi Inaugurates New President Ndayishimiye Today

Burundi’s newly elected President Evariste Ndayishimiye will be sworn in today Thursday, after the sudden death of his predecessor who left him an isolated nation in political and economic turmoil. Ndayishimiye was elected in May in a vote disputed by the opposition, and was meant to take office in August, however the inauguration was sped up after his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza’s shock death. His swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Ingoma stadium in the administrative capital Gitega, with the public asked to arrive early to allow time for coronavirus…

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Health Minister: Coronavirus Won’t Go Soon But We’ve Response Plan

The Nigerian government says it is developing a three-year action plan for its response to the pandemic. It also said it is not yet safe to reopen schools and other places where large gatherings could take place. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire told journalists that the pandemic “will be with us for a long time and we shall keep learning as we go along”. He said the response plan covers the short, middle and long term effect of the pandemic. Tracing, testing and case management will also be driven by data…

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Succession: Burundi’s Court Rules That President-Elect Be Sworn In

Burundi’s top court has made a ruling aimed at ending the power vacuum created by the sudden death of President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday. The Constitutional Court said President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye should be sworn in as soon as possible. Legally, the Speaker of parliament, Pascal Nyabenda, should have become the interim leader. But the cabinet decided to refer to the court and now Mr Ndayishimiye is due to become president two months early. He was elected in May to replace President Nkurunziza, who had been in power for 15 years.…

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Rape, Other Sexual Offences, A Global Menace, Says IGP 

…….As Police, NAPTIP, NHRC Unite Against Rape And Gender-Based Violence In Nigeria  The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu NPM, mni, has called for improved partnership, strategy and joint operations by the Police and other relevant stakeholders to stage a common front against rape, child molestation, trafficking in person and other sexual-based violence in the country. The IGP stated this, today, 11th June, 2020 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja during a tripartite meeting held between the Police Chief and the Heads of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in…

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