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Experts Tease Out Kingpin Role Of Digitization For Africa’s Revenue Harvest

Digitization has been variously described as pivotal in ramping-up revenue collection for financing Africa’s development. This convergence of views characterized discussions at one of the plenary debates of the 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. Convened to critically discuss and share experiences around the theme: “Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in a digital era: a strategy for Africa,” the experts mainly evoked questions of speed and productivity, governance, timeliness and cybersecurity associated…

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Tinubu Not In Kano For Rerun Elections

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has put a lie to the rumour going round that he is at present in Kano and meddling in the Kano elections. “Asiwaju is not in Kano and has not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of these elections. The picture that these liars are circulating of Asiwaju and Governor Ganduje is one that was taken last year when the governor visited Lagos,” his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, said in a statement last night. He said those peddling the…

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News Express Publisher Loses Mother

The death has been announced of Madam Margaret Umunna Edeyi, a devout Christian and community leader from Umuokogbuo Eluama in Isuikwuato, Abia State. Maggie, as she was fondly called, died on Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019, in Warri, Delta State, aged around 90 years. She is survived by five children, among them Mr. Isaac Umunna, an award-winning international journalist and Publisher of News Express titles. Maggie is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as a host of relatives. Paying tribute to the departed matriarch, Isaac Umunna said: “Mama…

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Lagos Building Collapse: Aare Adams Condoles Victims’ Families, Urges Govt’s Action

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has sent words of sympathy to the families of the victims of the collapsed building in Ita Faji, Lagos. Adams, in a statement he personally signed on Friday, expressed sadness over the death of the pupils in the ill-fated building.  He said: “I feel sad that the lives of many of those promising adults and young pupils could be cut short in such manner.  “It is sad. “My heart bleeds at the number of casualties, and the sorrow I feel now is…

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Again, Two Storey Building Collapses In Ibadan

Less than 48-hours after a three-storey building collapsed Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island, another structure has crumbled but this time in the Bode area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state. At least 12 persons, including nine children were killed in the Lagos incident. The incident happened around 5:50 p.m., as reports say many occupants of the two-storey building have been trapped. Sympathisers are currently at the scene, making efforts to rescue victims before the arrival of government officials.

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I Was Sure Lagosians ‘ll Choose Courage Over Fear – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said he was confident that the people of the State would choose courage over fear in the just concluded gubernatorial election. Sanwo-Olu polled a total of 739,445 votes to defeat his main challenger, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party, who got a total of 206,141 votes. Declaring the vote as a referendum by the people of Lagos, Sanwo-Olu said that Lagosians had once again, decided that they would continue to take the path of progress that started in 1999 by voting for…

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US Olympian, Kelly Catlin, 23, Commits Suicide

Olympian Kelly Catlin, who helped the United States win the women’s pursuit team silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games, has died, USA Cycling said on Sunday. The three-time world champion was 23. Catlin’s father, Mark, said that she died on Friday night at her home in California. Her father added that she died by suicide. “The U.S. cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin,” USA Cycling President and Chief Executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement. “Kelly was more than an athlete to us,…

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Kwara APC Guber Candidate Not School Drop Out – Classmates

Secondary schoolmates of the APC Governorship Candidate in Kwara, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq have condemned the claim that the politician dropped out of Government College Kaduna. Government College Kaduna Old Boys Association (GCKOBA) class of 76 made this known in a statement signed by Kabiru Yaro, Abdulmalik Giwa and Sanusi Ramallam on behalf of 1976 set of the college. The statement recalled that AbdulRazaq bore the school registration number 1841 and was a member of the popular El-Kanemi House. “We state that AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (1841), who was a member of the Elkanemi…

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ECA’s Songwe: Africa Won’t Develop Without Electricity

…..Boosting Access To Electricity Key For Development, Africa will not fully develop if hundreds of millions of its people continue to live without electricity, Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe said Thursday. Addressing a Res4Africa business-to-government high level workshop on accelerating the renewable energy transition in Ethiopia, Ms. Songwe said energy was at the heart of development and access to electricity would lift productivity within and across sectors. “Right now the continent is moving towards the game-changing African Continental Free Trade Agreement where collectively we can wield the…

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Again, Buhari Cautions On Ballot Box Snatching, Violence During Polls

In a nationwide broadcast ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned aganst ballot box snatching as Nigerians elect governors and members of states house of Assembly on Saturday. According to him: “I urge you to comport yourself properly, as you turn out for the election. Avoid all deviant behaviours like ballot stuffing, ballot snatching, and any other action that does not conform with best electoral practices.’ PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS ON THE FORTHCOMING GUBERNATORIAL AND STATE ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 6TH MARCH 2019 (TRANSCRIPT) The second and…

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