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Through the implementation of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme, the Federal Government is targeting to bring a total of four million fresh taxpayers into the tax net.   The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, gave the figure at the ongoing Platform for Collaboration on Tax Conference at the United Nations in New York.   […]

The federal government has announced the offering of US$2.5 billion Eurobond aggregate principal amount of dual series notes (the “Notes”) under its Global Medium Term Note Programme. The Notes comprise a US$1.25 billion 12-year series and a US$1.25 billion 20-year series. The 12-year series will bear interest at a rate of 7.143 per cent, while […]

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmoud Yakubu on Friday said a panel has been set up to investigate the alleged issue of underage registration and voting in Kano State.  Mahmoud said this during a workshop in Lagos. The workshop is attended by leading senior members of staff of the commission […]

The Nigerian Army on Friday said it had drilled a bore hole in Sambisa Forest to enhance water supply to troops and communities in the area as part of efforts to make the forest habitable.   The Director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Sani usman, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the project was […]

The Federal Government has secured a global commitment to fight tax evasion through having access to the financial accounts of Nigerians outside the country. Head, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Global Forum on Exchange of Information, Monica Bhatia, stated this following a meeting with Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun. The meeting held […]

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year and most of these occur without complications for women and their babies,. WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents Nothemba Simelela,, stated this while issuing new guidelines on global care standards throughout labour and immediately after childbirth. […]

Operatives of the Department of State Services and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Thursday rescued 16 women who were being allegedly trafficked to Saudi Arabia at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. It was learnt that the victims, whose ages ranged between 15 and 60 years, were rescued […]

The Nigerian Army said it has placed a N3m (three million naira) cash reward for credible information on the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau’s hideout. Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement that anyone with such information can contact the Military Command in the northeast, any military location, and security agency or […]

The House of Representatives has resolved to probe alleged theft of about N17 billion by top rank of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The House, adopting a motion sponsored by Benjamin Wayo at the plenary presided by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, directed its Committee on Emergency and Disaster to ascertain the veracity of the claim […]

The Super Eagles of Nigeria again dropped in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.   Having dropped in the January edition of the release due to the deduction of points from the world cup qualifiers, most Nigerians would have thought the rise will begin now but that was not the case.   According to […]

The UN health agency said Thursday it has revised a benchmark used by health professionals worldwide in caring for women during childbirth because it has caused a surge in interventions like caesarean sections that could be unnecessary. Since the 1950s, a woman progressing through labour at a rate slower than one centimetre of cervical dilation […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will implement the amended Electoral Act if assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. INEC National Commissioner, Voter Education and Publicity, Solomon Soyebi, said this on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. The Senate had on Wednesday adopted the conference committee report on the Electoral […]


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