Monthly Archives: November 2019

Breaking: Senate Okays 7.5% Increase In VAT, Six Other Taxes

The Senate on Thursday passed the Finance Bill which seeks to amend seven Acts of the National Assembly relating to taxes payable in the country. The Punch reports that the bill specifically seeks an increment of the value-added tax from five per cent to 7.5 per cent. It also seeks an increment in the Companies Income tax,  Customs and excise, ...

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IPPIS: FG, ASUU Clash Again

We will shun it, UI, UNN, ABU lecturers vow The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities are set to clash again on Monday over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information  System. Branches of ASUU in federal universities across the country, in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Wednesday, vowed to shun the  registration for IPPIS, which would ...

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Fire Razes 15 Shops In Lagos

Fire has wreaked havoc on 15 shops on Balogun Road in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State, destroying goods worth millions of naira It was gathered that the fire started around 2am. PUNCH Metro learnt that the fire started from one of the shops and spread to the others before help could come. When our correspondent visited the scene, residents were ...

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Calling IPOB Members Nigerians Is Hate Speech, Says Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, says it will amount to hate speech to call him or members of the pro-Biafran group Nigerians. Daily Sun reports that Kanu spoke against the backdrop of the Hate Speech bill before the senate, during his regular weekly broadcasts. He said it was sheer madness for anyone to propose ...

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Edo APC Crisis: Gov Ganduje Heads Five-Member Fact-Finding Committee

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed the Governor of Kano State, Alh. Abdullahi Ganduje to head the Party’s five-member factfinding committee for the APC chapter in Edo State. Other members of the committee are: Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari; former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi; former governor of Borno State ...

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Bad Traffic Situation Is Temporary, Says Lagos Govt

The Lagos State Government says it has noted the discomfort commuters and motorists have been experiencing since the beginning of the massive road repairs under ‘Operation 116’ across the State. In a statement, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, said there was no deliberate action to cause Lagosians any pain and that the present situation was temporary. He ...

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820 Buses: Courr Fixes Jan 16, 2020 For Hearing Of Ambode’s Suit Against Lagos Assembly

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday November 20 fixed January 16, 2020 for hearing of a suit filed by former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to challenge the constitutionality of the probe of his administration by the House of Assembly over procurement of 820 buses for public transportation. The House had suspended the probe following an ...

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Alleged P&ID Scam: Briton Applies For Bail Variation

A Briton, James Nolan, on Wednesday applied for variation of his bail at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that EFCC had, on Oct. 21, arraigned Nolan and Adam Quinn (at large), both British nationals, over their alleged complicity in the 9.6 billion dollars judgment against Nigeria. Process and Industrial Development (P&ID), an ...

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Mourinho Is New Tottenham Hotspur Manager

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been appointed to replace Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham Hotspur Manager on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season. Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham after its frustrating start to the English Premier League (EPL) season. Pochettino led Spurs to four successive top-four finishes in the league and also oversaw a ...

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