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FIRS ‘non-resident taxpayers office’ takes off January 2020

The tax offices established by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for the administration of taxes for non-resident taxpayers will become operational by January 2020.

MUFG Bank, Afreximbank seal pact

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and MUFG Bank on Thursday in Yokohama City, Japan, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide a broad framework for collaboration between the two organisations.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA not owing pensioners – management

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has described as misleading and diversionary the news that it refused to pay outstanding benefits to workers disengaged in May 2008.

JAMB: Stanbic IBTC to give top 30 UTME candidates N15m scholarships

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that Stanbic IBTC will reward the top 30 candidates in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be giving scholarship worth N15m.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech to demand the return of the Northern Territories, a group of islands held by Russia, at a national rally in Tokyo on February 7, 2019. – Called the Kurils by Russia and the Northern Territories by Japan, the string of volcanic islands are at the heart of a feud between the two countries has prevented Russia and Japan from signing a formal World War II peace treaty. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Japan’s economy declines amid U.S-China trade tensions

Japan said on Friday its economy had slowed in the April-to-June quarter amid escalating trade tensions between China and the United States.

Central bank injects $210 million into forex market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected the sum of 210 million dollars into Nigerian Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange market following conclusion of Tuesday’s transactions.

Nigeria records $310m funding gap for TB control

Nigeria recorded a funding gap of $310.84 million or N111.9 billion for Tuberculosis, TB, control in 2018.

OPEC: Oil, gas instrumental to climate change solution

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said on Monday that oil and gas remained part of key solutions in combating climate change.

Cote d’Ivoire’s Jean Marie-Koffi emerges new PMAWCA scribe

Mr Jean Marie-Koffi of the Port of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, has been elected as Secretary-General of Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA).
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Governor Buhari: We’ll move 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years

President Muhammadu Buhari says the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government can move 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within 10 years.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Full speech of President Buhari 2019 Democracy Day celebration

All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened.

Federal government to auction N150 billion bonds on January 30

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the Federal Government is to auction by subscription N150 billion worth of bonds on Jan. 30.

Forte Oil: Femi Otedola to sell 75 per cent holdings in downstream

Majority shareholder in Forte Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola has concluded arrangement to divest his full 75 per cent direct and indirect shareholdings in the firm’s downstream business.

Unethical behaviour: FRSC chief orders probe into viral online video

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered an immediate investigation into a reported case of alleged unethical behaviour exhibited by Deputy Route Commander B Ojeamiran, a personnel whose video clip is currently distributed in various social media platforms, driving under the influence of alcohol.
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JDPC donates N14.376 million to Kogi flood victims

The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) has donated N14.376 million to 599 families affected by the recent flood disaster that ravaged some parts of Kogi.

Ikeja Electric develops mobile application for customers’ safety, efficient service

A new mobile app that will help the prevention of customers and employees against electrical hazard, i-Safe has been unveiled by Ikeja Electric Plc.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Sachs propose African education fund

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and development economist, Jeffrey Sacks, Saturday called for the establishment of an African fund for education as they delivered the second Babacar Ndiaye Lecture in Bali, Indonesia.
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Monarch weeps as flood takes over town

The District Head of Auyo in Jigawa, Alhaji Umar Baffa, wept openly on Saturday over the devastation caused by flood in Auyo town and other villages in the district.

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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria, Africa lack political will to find solution – Group

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.
The former head of the Philippine Police, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, has been named in a criminal complaint by his own Force over drugs raid that he oversaw six years ago.

Ex-Police boss swaps innocent person for drug suspect after taking bribe

The former head of the Philippine Police, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, has been named in a criminal complaint by his own Force over drugs raid that he oversaw six years ago.
Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami wrecks S/Africa after India enforce follow-on

India subjected South Africa to the ignominy of a follow-on for the second test in a row and then reduced them to 26 for four wickets in the third and final test to inch toward a series whitewash on Monday.

Group: Governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.

Lebanese protesters vow to stay in the streets

Anti-austerity protesters vowed to stay in the streets across Lebanon for a fifth straight day on Monday.