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Former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South), is working on a bill that if passed, will impose taxes on communication and cable television services. The bill scaled first reading on the floor of the senate on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The ‘Bill for an Act to establish the Communication Service Tax’ is the senator’s […]

President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Tuesday move the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, to the ministry of labour. The Director of Information at the Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, announced in a statement that “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate redeployment of two Ministers […]

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Niyi Adebayo, has said there is no going back on the federal government’s determination to increase public revenue through intensified tax collection. Speaking during the Lagos Chamber of Commerce (LCCI) 2019 Presidential Policy Dialogue on the Economy, held in Lagos at the weekend, Adebayo, said those expecting […]

The House of Representatives yesterday has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the cashless policy on bank deposits, that started on Wednesday. Adopting a motion under matters of urgent national importance sponsored by Mr. Ben Kalu at the plenary yesterday, the lawmakers said that the suspension of the policy would last until […]

Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare says his ministry will require about N1.2 billion annually to maintain the existing stadia across the country. The Minister said because of budgetary constraints, government might consider concessioning some of the facilities to the private sector to ensure proper maintenance in line with international best practices. […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced the commencement of charges on deposits in addition to already existing charges on withdrawals. In a circular titled: “Re: Implementation of the Cashless Policy,” that was addressed to all banks, it announced that the charges, which take effect from today, would attract three per cent processing fees for […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an Economic Advisory Council. Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, announced their names in a press statement. 1. Prof. Doyin Salami – Chairman 2. Dr. Mohammed Sagagi – Vice-Chairman 3. Prof. Ode Ojowu – Member 4. Dr. Shehu Yahaya – Member 5. Dr. Iyabo Masha – Member 6. Prof. Chukwuma Soludo – Member […]

A former External Affairs Minister and Professor of Political Science, Bolaji Akinyemi, has urged the Nigerian government to take South Africa to the International Criminal Court of Justice. The violence against Nigerians and other Africans in parts of South Africa had erupted on September 1, forcing the Nigerian government to evacuate its citizens from the […]

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila is billed to teach at Government Pilot Senior Secondary School, Kofar Sauri today in Katsina State. This is part of the Speaker’s voluntary teaching exercise, which he started in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State in 2017 when he was House Leader. As the Speaker […]

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