President Buhari And Imo State Visit: A Huge Mockery On Ndimo, Imo APGA Advice Him To Visit FMC Mortuary

President Buhari And Imo State Visit: A Huge Mockery On Ndimo, Imo APGA Advice Him To Visit FMC Mortuary

The attention of the leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA Imo State Chapter has been drawn to series of calls by many media outfits in the state, calling on APGA to come up with a congratulatory message welcoming the President, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari on his proposed visit to Imo State. In a statement signed by Hon John Iwuala,  the Imo State Chairman says that “though we are not bothered by the numerous calls and defiant to make…

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We Sealed Banks For Observing IPOB’S sit-at-Home – Imo

We Sealed Banks For Observing IPOB’S sit-at-Home – Imo Govt.

The Imo State Government on Tuesday explained the reason behind its decision to seal some banks in Owerri, the state capital. Scores of bank customers were left stranded on Tuesday as the officials of the Imo State Government shut all the banks along Bank Road in the state capital. Our correspondent observed ribbons the state government officials used in sealing the various banks as early as 7 am. Some of the employees of the banks told our correspondent in confidence that operatives of the Owerri Capital Development Authority sealed the…

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States Destroying Alcoholic Drinks Cannot Continue To Enjoy Rivers Vat Receipt —Wike

States Destroying Alcoholic Drinks Cannot Continue To Enjoy Rivers Vat Receipt —Wike

States that have a penchant for destroying alcoholic beverages can no longer enjoy the dividends of Rivers state Value Added Tax (VAT), governor Nyesom Wike has said. Speaking during a statewide broadcast after the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) failure to secure a stay-of-execution to stop Rivers from collecting VAT from businesses in the state, Mr. Wike hinted his victory would affect states’ with low revenue. Rivers State had the second-highest Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2020, according to a report obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Mr.…

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Rivers State Resumes VAT Collection As Court Dismisses FIRS’ Stay Of Execution Application

Rivers State Resumes VAT Collection As Court Dismisses FIRS’ Stay Of Execution Application

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has dismissed an application by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, seeking to stop the Rivers State Government from collecting Value Added Tax, VAT in the State. FIRS, in suit no FHC/PH/CS/149/2020 had through a motion on notice applied for a Stay of Execution on the earlier judgment of the court presided over by Justice Stephen Dalyop Pam, that declared that it was the constitutional role of state governments to collect VAT and not FIRS. Justice Stephen Dalyop Pam, in his ruling…

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Rainmaker’ And ‘Ghost’, Airtel Is Relentless In Delivering A Network That Works

Rainmaker’ And ‘Ghost’, Airtel Is Relentless In Delivering A Network That Works

Throughout the annals of advertising and marketing, one thing that has evidently become imperative in making a mark or leaving a lasting impact is storytelling. Storytelling has become a fundamental human experience that not only evokes strong emotions but also unites people and drives deeper connections. Today, the media is replete with commercials from renowned brands, and while for the most part, many keep the audience momentarily entertained, only a handful truly leave an indelible impact. In Nigeria, brands have leveraged everyday experiences to elicit desired responses from target audiences,…

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North Was Safer Under Jonathan – Buba Galadima

North Was Safer Under Jonathan – Buba Galadima

Former National Secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has decried the insecurity afflicting several parts of the country, insisting that the North was far safer under the immediate past administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. He also pooh-poohed those calling for the restructuring of the country, saying they are neither honest nor sincere. He spoke on several other issues in this interview.  Excerpts: How do you see the recent call by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and other leaders that Nigerians should defend themselves from bandits…

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NNPC Earned N4.61tr, Spent N4.52tr In 2020 — BudgIT

NNPC Earned N4.61tr, Spent N4.52tr In 2020 — BudgIT

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) earned revenue of N4.61tn and spent N4.52tn in 2020, according to a report released on Friday. The report, titled ‘2020 NNPC Annual Performance Review’, was developed by BudgIT in partnership with Oxfam. According to the organizations, NNPC’s revenue in 2020 showed a 23.8 percent decrease from the N6.05tn it earned in 2019. The report said, “The expenditure of all its subsidiaries stood at N4.52tn. Total crude oil production suffered an 11.61 percent decrease, from the 734.27 million barrels produced in 2019 to the 649.00…

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Finally, FG Receives Audit Report On NDDC

Finally, FG Receives Audit Report On NDDC

The Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has presented the much-awaited report of the forensic audit into the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDCC) to the federal government. Making the presentation to President Muhammadu Buhari through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Thursday, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio said the forensic audit found about 13, 700 abandoned projects, He also stated that about 390 personnel from the army, police, civil defense were deployed in the audit. In his overview,…

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Reps Resume Probe Of Unremitted N10.6bn Customs Duty

Reps Resume Probe Of Unremitted N10.6bn Customs Duty

The House of Representatives Committee on Customs, on Wednesday, resumed its investigative hearing on the alleged non-remittance of N10.6 billion Customs and Excise duties collected by five commercial banks. Chairman of the committee, Rep. Leke Abejide (ADC-Kogi) said at the hearing that the committee was determined to recover all unremitted funds and block all leakages before the end of 2021. He said that the committee was working with the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the recovery…

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FEC Approves N84.6bn For Road, Airport Projects

FEC Approves N84.6bn For Road, Airport Projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved over N5billion  for various contracts in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Katsina airports. The meeting of the Council, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday, also approved the dualization of the Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene road at the cost of N79.649 billion. Special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, revealed this while briefing State House correspondents on decisions reached by the Council at the weekly cabinet meeting. Adesina said: “The…

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