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The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

Nigeria: FIRS sole collector of stamp duty

The federal government has finally put to bed the controversy over who will collect stamp duty has finally been rested.
A photograph by the state-run newspaper China Daily showing an isolation ward in Wuhan on Thursday. China Daily, via Reuters

Vietnam quarantines area with 10,000 residents over coronavirus

Villages in Vietnam with 10,000 people close to the nation’s capital were placed under quarantine on Thursday after six cases of the deadly new coronavirus were discovered there, authorities said.
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Travel ban: Congressional black caucus blasts Donald Trump

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has issued a statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to include six more countries to its discriminatory Travel Ban – Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar. The travel ban, according to the group, unfairly targets citizens of Black and majority Muslim nations.
Mary Uduk - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged investors with multiple shareholding accounts to regularise such before December 31, 2019.

SEC: Master plan initiatives make capital market attractive

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, said the various initiatives being implemented in the 10-year capital market master plan have made the capital markets more attractive to investors.
For Ishaku Abbo, 2019 will definitely ranked as a good year as he had the privilege of joining the upper chamber of National Assembly with his victory in the February 23 election into the Adamawa North Senatorial District.

Senator Abbo: I was a labourer 20 years ago

With the year 2019 coming to a close in less than three days, many Nigerians are taking stock of the progress they have made in the various areas of their lives in the past 12 months.

Bayelsa 2020 Queen begins reign with charity

The Beauty Queen put smiles on the faces of Bayelsa Children in an exclusive Children Party held on Saturday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state Capital.
A car bomb outside a tax collection centre in Somalia has killed at least 60 people, according to local officials.

Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 73

Seventy-three people died in a car bombing on Saturday morning in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the head of the Medina hospital, Mohamed Yusuf, told dpa.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Troops repel Boko Haram in Damaturu

Nigerian troops fought back Boko Haram insurgents at Gonar Bukar settlement on Gashua Road on the outskirts of Damaturu, the Yobe capital late on Sunday.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: Edo ranks highest on NDDC’s abandoned projects list

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has maintained that his administration is strongly in support of the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), noting that the state ranks highest in the commission’s abandoned project list.

Experts advise governments to use capital market for infrastructure funding

Private and public sectors experts have advised governments at all levels to use the capital market to bridge funding gap and develop much-needed infrastructure.
Demonstrators stand in front of a riot police vehicle during a protest against the Chilean government in front of La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago on November 26, 2019. – Furious Chileans have since October 18 been protesting social and economic inequality, and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues. (Photo by CLAUDIO REYES / AFP)

Protesters clash with police as Chile unrest enters 50th day

Protesters clashed with police as thousands took to the streets of Chile’s capital Friday for a demonstration that marked 50 days since the outbreak of the country’s worst civil unrest in decades.
People wait at the entrance hall, on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the ‘IFEMA – Feria de Madrid’ exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 1, 2019. – Spain’s Socialist government offered to host this year’s UN climate conference, known as COP25, from December 2 to December 13, 2019, after the event’s original host Chile withdrew last month due to deadly riots over economic inequality. Spanish authorities expect some 25,000 participants and 1,500 journalists from around the world to attend the two-week gathering in Madrid. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

COP25: Groups reject carbon markets as climate summit begins

As the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins in Madrid the Spanish capital, civil society and grassroots groups have challenged Parties negotiating at the 11-day conference to heed the demands of climate-impacted people around the world to advance real and just solutions to address the climate crisis.

Saudi Aramco IPO’s retail tranche attracts $12.6 billion

Saudi Aramco has received bids for its shares totalling $44.3 billion so far, lead manager Samba Capital said on Friday, putting its initial public offering on track to be over-subscribed.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has felicitated with the people of the state and Nigerians in general on the occasion of the nation’s 59th independence anniversary.

Oyo governor presents N208.8 billion appropriation bill for 2020

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday presented an appropriation bill of N208.8 billion to the state House of Assembly for 2020 fiscal year.
The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project will be completed by April 2020, just as it has fixed next week as the commencement date for the test-run of the train. 5

Lagos-Ibadan railway: Federal government promises April 2020 completion deadline

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project will be completed by April 2020, just as it has fixed next week as the commencement date for the test-run of the train.
The Katsina State House of Assembly on Wednesday cleared 17 Commissioner Nominees including President Muhammad Buhari’s Sister Hajia Rabi Atu Mohammed from Daura, submitted to it by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for appointment as Commissioners.

Katsina proposes N249 billion budget for 2020

Christened “The Budget of Reflection and Progress” is made up of a total recurrent expenditure of N75,579,865,990.00 which is equivalent to 30.30% of the total budget.

Governor Ayade: I’ll make Cross River window to Africa

As part of his vision to make the state a window to Africa, Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, is ramping up activities through the establishment of additional tourism facilities in the state.
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Bill Gates: I’ve paid over $10 billion in taxes, more than anyone else

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man for nearly two decades, says he has paid over $10 billion in taxes, adding that he is willing to pay as much as $20 billion.

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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.