States Retaining VAT Will Bring Govt Closer To People As Cybersecurity Expert Prof. Akpodiete Cautions FG

    BY JOE Favour & Andrew Darrah /UGHELLI  United States of America based Professor of Cybersecurity, Alexander Akpodiete, has cautioned the Federal government to yield to the demands of states in order to bring government closer to the people. He stated this while reacting to the outcome of the meeting of South South Governors recently where they insisted on joining Rivers States over VAT suit. According to Dr. Akpodiete, “If the states are allowed by the federal government to be collecting VAT, more development will be extended to the…

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FG Increases Vehicle Number Plate, Driving Licence Prices By 50%

    THE Federal Government has commenced the implementation of new rates for vehicle number plates and driving licence across the country. According to the Joint Tax Board, Nigerians will now pay N18,750 for standard private and commercial number plates against the old rate of N12,500. Fancy number plate which was N80,000 is now N200,000; motorcycle number plate is N5,000 from N3,000 while articulated number plates (three plates) attract N30,000 from N20,000. For these rates, the minimum increase is 50 per cent. Out of series number plate has also been…

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Nigeria@60: IMG blasts Leaders For Inability To Establish Formidable Foundation

  The Isoko Monitoring Groups, IMG has lambasted successive Nigerian governments – military and democratic – for their inability to establish a formidable foundation and build a befitting country for all Nigerians to call home from 1960 that the country gained independence till date. In a press release signed by its spokesperson, Dr. Kingsley Oroh, IMG noted that all Nigerian governments have failed to establish critical infrastructure, power and other basic systems that encourages growth, development and make life worth the while for citizens across the country. It added that…

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FG Peace Move: We Will Resist Any Attempt To Undermine Urhobo, Group Tells Sylva

  Foremost Urhobo ex-militant group known as Urhobo Gbagbako has threatened that any attempt to undermine the Urhobo people in the ongoing Federal Government peace process with ethnic nationalities in Delta state would be radically resisted. In a statement sent online to journalists and signed by its spokesman, Priest Omodjuvwu said they have always been allergic to the word “traitor” that had made them to renege into hostilities and destructions of facilities of International Oil Companies in Urhobo land few years ago. According to the group, “dealing with petty crumb…

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Urhobo Sets For Total Showdown As Ultimatum To FG Expires

By Francis Dugbe, The Urhobo people of Niger Delta, under the aegis of Campaign for the Economic Survival of Urhobo Nation (CATESUN), yesterday gathered in Ovwian, Udu Local Government Area of Delta state with a view of executing thier planned shutdown of operations of multinational oil companies in Urhobo nation. President of the group, Olorogun Ese Kakor said, the decision to execute their earlier threat was as a result of the expiration of the ultimatum handed down to the Federal Government. Olorogun Kakor added that the Federal Government failed to…

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Full Speech Of President Buhari On Independence Day

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday 1, 2019 addressed the nation His speech…. Dear Compatriots, 1st October each year is an opportunity for us to reflect and thank God for his endless blessings on our country. 2. It is also a time for us, collectively, to: 3. Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and 4. Rededicate ourselves to…

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Xenophobic Attack: Sen. Uzor Kalu Calls For The Closure Of MTN, DSTV, Shoprite In Nigeria

The Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has called for South African businesses in Nigeria to be shut down if the latest wave of xenophobic attacks persist. Kalu described as wicked and mindless the onslaught visited upon Nigerians by South Africans since violence broke out last Sunday in Johannesburg, noting that arresting the attackers is not enough. He decried the attackers’ justifications for the attrocities that foreigners are taking their jobs, saying if Nigerians are not allowed to peacefully conduct their businesses, the SA businesses in the country including…

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President Buhari Assigns Portfolios To Newly Sworn-In Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to the newly sworn in minister. Their portfolios are as follows, 1) Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah – Abia, Mines and Steel Development, State 2) Muhammed Musa Bello – Adamawa, FCT 3) Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio – Akwa Ibom, Niger Delta 4) Chris Ngige – Anambra, Labour & Employment 5) Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra, Environment, State 6) Adamu Adamu – Bauchi, Education 7) Amb Maryam Katagum – Bauchi, Industry, Trade and Investment, State 8) Timipre Silva – Bayelsa, Petroleum, State 9) Sen. George Akume – Benue,…

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Nigeria League Of Women Voters Condemn Attack On Female Judge In Kebbi

The League of Women Voters of Nigeria have condenm that attack on the acting Chief Judge of Kebbi State who was denied access to deliver judgement by an officer attached to the Nigeria Civil Defense Corp. Justice Elizabeth Asabe Karatu according to source had accused the Kebbi State government and legislators of not confirming her as the State Chief Judge because she is a christian, an allegation they denied. In a statement signed by the president of Nigeria League of Women Voters, Dame Dr Esther Uduehi lamented the ill-treatment meted…

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Pay Me My Pension,104-year-Old World War Army Appeals To President Buhari

A 104-year-old World War ll veteran of the Nigerian Army, Adama Aduku, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government to pay his pension 62 years after being retired. Aduku who was conferred with the Chief of Army Staff World War II Veteran Award at the 2019 Army Day Celebration in Lagos made the appeal at Lagos. While speaking to journalists at the event, he lamented that since he was discharged as a Private from the Nigerian Army in 1957 he was yet to receive his pension, NAN reports. “I joined…

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