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Land Use Charge: Lagos Faults Outrageous Amount In Circulation

…extends period for discounted payment to April 14 The Lagos State Government on Wednesday clarified the figures circulating in the media on the rate for the newly reviewed Land Use Charge Law of 2018, saying many of the numbers were based on several years of arrears on the levy not paid by affected property owners. Speaking at a news briefing ...

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Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc In Yenagoa

A violent rainstorm has rendered hundreds of residents of Kilama, Tein, Tambiri and Egbebiri  communities in Biseni clan, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, homeless.The whirlwind that accompanied the storm blew away the roofs of over 70 houses, five churches and three schools in the communities. The rainstorm also destroyed some electric poles in the area, disrupting power supply ...

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How Africa Can Develop Like China — Peter Obi

African governments have been advised to look in the direction of China in their search for solutions to the continent’s economic problems. Former Governor of Anambra State Mr. Peter Obi, gave the advice while delivering a keynote speech at the three-day 2018 African SME Roundtable Forum concluded on Saturday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. He drew attention to the ...

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Presidential Visit: Plateau Declares Thursday Public Holiday

The Plateau government has declared Thursday, March 8, a work-free day to enable residents to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on a one-day working visit to the state. Mr Izam Azi, Head of Service, announced this on Tuesday in Jos, after an emergency State Executive Council meeting. “The holiday will afford civil servants and other citizens the opportunity to give the ...

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Suspected Pirates Invade Bayelsa Community, Kill Two, Injure Three

Suspected sea pirates on Monday invaded Ayama community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, killing two people and injuring three others. The suspected pirates, according to reports, invaded the Ayama community about 9pm and shot sporadically into the crowd. A Member of the State House of Assembly representing Ogbia Constituency 2, Hon. Munalayefa Edwin Gibson, who confirmed the ...

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Land Use Charge: We’re Ready For Dialogue – Ambode

…says only 700,000 out of 8 million taxable adults paid taxes in 2017 …as Dangote, Ovia, Elumelu urge Lagosians to voluntarily pay taxes Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said his administration is not oblivious of the hue and cry generated by the revised Land Use Charge Law, saying that the government is ready to dialogue to resolve ...

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2019: Kingsley Moghalu Announces Candidacy For President

The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and founder of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has declared his intention to run as a candidate in the Nigerian presidential elections in 2019. This was announced during a press conference held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja on Wednesday, 28 February, 2018. Stating ...

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Police Arrest Suspected Cult Member/Pipeline Vandal In Bayelsa

Mr. Temona Alison, suspected cult member and pipeline vandal, said to be on the wanted list of the police in Bayelsa State has been arrested. Alison, who is in his 20s, was apprehended by Bayelsa State Command Strike Force on Sunday in his house on Tombia-Ammassoma Road by Boxi Water. A police source said the suspect was arrested in possession ...

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Many Feared Dead As Andy Uba Condemns SARS Operatives/Umunze Youths’ Clash

The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, in the National Assembly, Senator Andy Uba has condemned the violent clashes between youths of Umunze and operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS) in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that many people were feared dead after youths in Umunze community in Orumba South local government area of Anambra state, ...

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