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Afghanistan’s biggest female pop star escapes to Turkey as fears grow for women in the country
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Afghanistan’s biggest female pop star escapes to Turkey as fears grow for women in the country

Afghanistan's biggest female pop star has escaped to Turkey from Kabul as fears grow for women in the country after the Taliban's vow to impose strict Sharia law. Aryana Sayeed, a singer, and judge on the Afghan version of The Voice, was one of those fortunate to escape the country on a US cargo jet on Wednesday, August 18. 'I am well and alive and after a couple of unforgettable nights, I have reached Doha, Qatar and am awaiting my eventual flight back home to Istanbul,' the 36-year-old told her 1.3 million Instagram followers. Ms Sayeed later posted an update showing that she had flown onward to Turkey. She said: 'After I get home and my mind and emotions return back to normal from a world of disbelief and shock, I have many stories to share with you.' Ms. Saye...
FIRS to introduce road tax
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FIRS to introduce road tax

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said that it has sent a proposal to the federal government for a law on road tax. Executive Chairman of the agency, Mohammed Nami disclosed this during an interactive session organised by the house of representatives committee on finance on the 2022-2024 medium term expenditure framework/fiscal strategy paper (MTEF/FSP) for ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in Abuja on Wednesday August 18. When a member of the committee, Afolabi Olalekan asked Nami to explain what FIRS has put in place to tackle tax evasion by people in the informal sector, he responded by saying that one of the measures include the introduction of road tax. He said;   “What we have done on the informal sector at a time was try to propose what we...
Buhari sends 2022-2024 MTEF and FSP to national assembly
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Buhari sends 2022-2024 MTEF and FSP to national assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted the 2022-2024 medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) and fiscal strategy paper (FSP) to the national assembly.   The announcement was made on Thursday July 8 by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.   President Buhari in the letter accompanying the MTEF/FSP document, said the MTEF&FSP were transmitted early to allow the National Assembly sufficient time to perform its important statutory duty of reviewing the Framework and Strategy Paper.   It read;   .“It is with pleasure that I forward the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF&FSP) for the kind consideration and approval of the House of Representatives. “Let me use this medium t...
APC Governors Agree to Implement Judicial and Legislative Autonomy
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APC Governors Agree to Implement Judicial and Legislative Autonomy

Governors elected under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) are set to commence process for implementation of autonomy of the judiciary and state legislature as directed by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) Committee and other stakeholders. Chairman of the Forum, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state said the decision was reached at an emergency meeting of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) where the recommendations of Gov Aminu Tambuwal- led NGF Committee were reviewed. Attorneys-General of APC- controlled States have been directed to begin consultations with a view to providing necessary legal framework for the implementation of the policy. Bagudu said;   "Endorsed agreements reached by the Governor Tambuwal-led NGF Committee and enjoined all APC ...
No Increase in Petrol Price in March – NNPC
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No Increase in Petrol Price in March – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed reports that there will be an increment in the ex-depot price of petrol in March, 2021. A press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated that the Corporation was not contemplating any raise in the price of petrol in March in order not to jeopardize ongoing engagements with organized labour and other stakeholders on an acceptable framework that will not expose the ordinary Nigerian to any hardship. Obateru in the statement cautioned petroleum products marketers not to engage in an arbitrary price increase or hoarding of petrol in order not to create artificial scarcity and unnecessary hardship for Nigerians. The Corporation further stated that it has enough st...
Jay-Z Sells 50% Stake of his Champagne Brand to Luxury Giant LVMH
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Jay-Z Sells 50% Stake of his Champagne Brand to Luxury Giant LVMH

Jay-Z has sold 50% stake of his Champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, to luxury giant LVMH’s Moët Hennessy in a partnership deal. The 51-year-old American entrepreneur and rapper sold half of his champagne brand to Moët Hennessy for an undisclosed price, and the Financial Times reports he said the move will help take Armand de Brignac to “the next level of taste and distribution.” On Monday, LVMH’s Moët Hennessy announced the partnership with Jay-Z through the 50 percent acquisition of his Armand de Brignac champagne brand. “I’m proud to welcome the Arnault family into ours through this partnership that began with Alexandre Arnault and continued with his father Bernard Arnault and Philippe Schaus, at my home in Los Angeles,” said Jay-Z of the new partnership in a statement. “...
Man City and Juventus in talks over €50m Cancelo transfer
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Man City and Juventus in talks over €50m Cancelo transfer

The Premier League champions are prepared to sell Danilo to bring in the Portugal right-back, and are in talks with their Italian counterparts Manchester City are in talks with Juventus over a €50 million (£44m/$56m) move for Joao Cancelo, Goal understands. Sources close to both clubs have confirmed that the framework of a deal is being put in place as City prepare to sell Brazil international Danilo. Juve have already started looking for replacements for Cancelo and have identified Tottenham's Kieran Trippier and Napoli's Elseid Hysaj as possible alternatives.
INEC Denies Plans to Allow IDPs in Chad and Niger Vote in 2019 elections
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INEC Denies Plans to Allow IDPs in Chad and Niger Vote in 2019 elections

INEC has denied plans to allow IDPs in Chad and Niger vote in 2019 elections, as disclosed in a statement which was released today. Earlier today, Punch reported that chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke in Abuja during the stakeholders validation conference on the framework for IDPs voting jointly organised with the International Foundation for Electoral Support, said; “IDPs in the neighbouring countries of Niger and Chad who left their abode due to insurgency in the North East would not be denied their voting rights.” However in a statement released today, INEC stated that there won’t be any diaspora or out of Nigeria voting for any Nigerian. According to the commission, only IDPS residing in states they registered can vote in all elections. Read the statement be...
Poland PM Names Nigeria Investment Destination
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Poland PM Names Nigeria Investment Destination

The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki has said his country has identified Nigeria as one of the top investment destination in Africa along with Egypt and South Africa. Morawiecki, who had an audience with Preseident Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, in Katowice, Poland, said that as the fastest growing economy in the European Union (EU), his country has identified Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa, as three top investment destinations in Africa. “We want the hub of our investment destination to be in Nigeria,” the Polish Prime Minister told President Buhari, welcoming the pledge by the Nigerian leader to immediately put in place a framework to encourage more Polish investments in Nigeria. President Buhari, who commended the prime minister for a successful outing at the opening ...
President Buhari Arrives in Poland
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President Buhari Arrives in Poland

President Buhari has landed in Poland where he is to participate at the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties under the UN framework Convention on Climate Change.   Some of the senior executive members on the president's entourage include; Minister of Foreign Affairs, National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno, Minister of State Environment Bawa Abubakar, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Governor of Niger Abubakar Sani Bello and Governor of Enugu Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.     by Linda Ikeji at 02/12/2018 7:39 AM | 13 Comments Share this Story
May Wins Business Support For Draft Brexit Deal
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May Wins Business Support For Draft Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday won support from big business for her draft Brexit deal ahead of “intense negotiations” with Brussels in the coming week. Theresa May May told the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK’s main business lobby group, that she was “determined to deliver” her Brexit deal as she prepares for Sunday’s European Council summit to sign Britain’s divorce papers with the EU. “We now have an intense week of negotiations ahead of us,” she told some 1,000 business leaders at the CBI annual conference in London. “I expect us to hammer out the full and final details of the framework that will underpin our future relationship. “I am confident that we can strike a deal at the Council that I can take back to the House of Commons.” The embattl...
Atiku Berates Buhari over $500,000 Donation to Guinea Bissau
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Atiku Berates Buhari over $500,000 Donation to Guinea Bissau

Following the decision of the federal government to donate a sum $500,000 to Guinea Bissau, along with other material donation, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is persisting in the financial wastfulness that has seen them destroy a once thriving economy. The federal government through Minister of Foreign Affairs,  Geoffrey Onyeama, had announced the donation of $500,000, over 350 electoral kits and seven vehicles, to facilitate a successful conduct of Guinea Bissau legislative election, slated for November 18, 2018. Onyeama, announced this when Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Guinea Bissau, Mr. Jose Filho, visited him in Abuja. He said, “It is...
Inadequate Funding, Legal Framework, Threats To 2019 General Elections Says IRI, NDI
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Inadequate Funding, Legal Framework, Threats To 2019 General Elections Says IRI, NDI

Two global election watchdogs, the International Republican Institute IRI and the National Democratic Institute NDI have lamented the growing delay in finalizing the legal framework for the 2019 elections. At a joint news briefing Friday in Abuja to signal the end of their second pre-election assessment mission to Nigeria, the groups said despite noticeable improvements in the electoral process, the delay in the release of funds for the general elections remained a pressing challenge. The delegation said it has taken note of the consensus among political, civic and governmental stakeholders on proposed amendments to the Electoral Act 2010 which could improve the credibility an transparency of elections in 2019. “After weeks of back and forth between the executive an legislative br...
Nigeria Has Institutions That Work But … – Sanusi Lamido
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Nigeria Has Institutions That Work But … – Sanusi Lamido

  The emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,has said that he during his time as the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) no president influenced his decisions unduly. He made this known at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano Sanusi speeking with CNBC Africa correspondent at the event said Nigeria has institutions that work but the right people should be appointed to do the work saying “Institutions are those things that lay the foundation for longterm growth and development. And when we speak of institutions, we are talking about the legal arrangements that define their roles; that also give transparency and consistency to their actions. “Whether we are talking about independent electoral bodies, inde...
Saraki and APC: a Journey Against Historical Pattern
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Saraki and APC: a Journey Against Historical Pattern

Pity the lot of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the new national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC. In a desperate drive to stem a crisis sown from the formation of the party, five years ago, the immediate past governor of the Edo State through his unique interventions, is precariously navigating around constitutional issues that, if not well managed, could spell danger for the country’s democracy. At the centre of the evolving crisis is the singular determination of the national chairman to retrieve what he has termed as his party’s crown from the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. “Saraki cannot run to another party with the crown of APC,” Oshiomhole told State House correspondents on August 1, after a meeting between APC senators and President Muhammadu Buhari. That m...
WHY Buhari Must Assent to Pigb Now – Nocs, Iocs
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WHY Buhari Must Assent to Pigb Now – Nocs, Iocs

With the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, PIGB, currently awaiting assent by President Muhamadu Buhari, stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, including the National Oil Companies, NOCs, and Independent Oil Companies, IOCs, have called for immediate assent to the bill to avoid further revenue loss in the industry. This came as the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, said that the PIGB largely reflects the aspirations of the industry for the emplacement of and effective policy, commercial and regulatory framework that promote growth and efficient operations. The PIGB is first in a series of four proposed bills that constitute the legal framework for the petroleum sector reform of the Federal Government. The three other bills ...
Sunshine Stars Banished To Ijebu-Ode Indefinitely
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Sunshine Stars Banished To Ijebu-Ode Indefinitely

Akure-based NPFL side Sunshine Stars have been ordered by the League Management Company (LMC) to play its home matches at the Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu Ode while its goalkeeper, David Ariyo, bagged a 12-match suspension. These decisions including a total fine of N1m for various other rule breaches by the club were reached by the LMC in review of events of Match Day 23 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in Akure. The home matches will be played behind closed doors until the LMC is satisfied that the club can guaranty security at its games and also control the unruly supporters. The LMC further warned the club that should there be similar breaches or disturbances, the suspended three points deduction will be implemented. Sunshine Stars were also charged fo...
“N1Bn Worth Of HIV Drugs Expired In Storage” – Health Minister
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“N1Bn Worth Of HIV Drugs Expired In Storage” – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has revealed that $3.2m ( N1.08bn) worth of HIV drugs expired in storage. Adewole said this while delivering a speech at the ‘Dissemination Meeting of 2016 National Health Facility Survey’ in Abuja on Tuesday. He said clinical competence and knowledge of healthcare workers, availability of drugs and basic equipment, and management and supervision of healthcare facilities were essential to the improvement of the health sector. The minister said, “ Availability of commodities is also important. We have mentioned inadequate funding which is a major factor but it is not the only reason for the out of stock of commodities. Better management is also important. “ We are living witnesses to the challenges we face with the HIV programme where...
Customs Revenue Fell By N216.5bn In 2016 – Ali
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Customs Revenue Fell By N216.5bn In 2016 – Ali

The revenue target of the Nigeria Customs Service for 2016 fell by N216.5bn, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), told the House of Representatives on Wednesday in Abuja. This was a dip of 23.11 per cent as against the original target of N937.3bn set for the year. The agency only succeeded in collecting N720.7bn or 76.89 per cent of the target revenue between January and December last year. The NCS collected N177.9bn as Value Added Tax on imports, bringing the total revenue collection to N898.6bn. Ali had appeared before the House Committee on Customs to defend the Customs 2017 budget estimates. The committee is chaired by a member of the All Progressives Congress from Lagos State, Mr. James Faleke. The Federal Government had started efforts to dive...
FG Secures 13% Derivation Mining Revenue For States
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FG Secures 13% Derivation Mining Revenue For States

BENIN—THE Federal Government has said that it has secured 13 per cent derivation mining revenue for the 36 states of the Federation with a view to encouraging states to exploit that sector to boost their revenue generation capacity. This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Steel and Development, Alhaji Abass Mohammed, at a two-day sensitization and enlightenment workshop for stakeholders, in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday. According to him, the Federal Government was working with state governors with a view to reviving that sector. He urged states to continue to liaise with the Federal Government and private investors to make that sector more profitable and attractive for investors. Alhaji Mohammed, who was represented by Alhaji Sanusi Asiru, said: “We h...
Access Bank Plc Salary Structure: How Much Does Access Bank Pay Staff
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Access Bank Plc Salary Structure: How Much Does Access Bank Pay Staff

Access Bank PLC is a customer friendly bank and investment company to Nigerians and a good lender to work with in the Country. They provide job vacancies and recruitment opportunities to graduates of their establishment. Although, the salary framework of Access Bank to its personnel is determined by the role and level achieved in the business After your graduate trainee program which operates for a few months, if you complete the interviews and assessments, the bank can pay you an income of N101,000 every month after proclaiming to offer you employment. This is absolutely a decent pay for a brand new graduate in the banking industry. How Much Access Bank PLC Nigeria Pay Their Graduate Trainee Once you are employed as a graduate in the Bank, you embark on their graduate trainee pro...

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