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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.

FIRS retires all directors who have served for eight years

The Federal Inland Revenue Service has sacked all Directors in its employ who have served for eight years and above.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Nigerian governors suspend meeting indefinitely

The thirty–six State Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, have been forced to suspend, indefinitely its planned meeting following the growing trend of the ravaging Coronavirus, COVID-19, that is at the moment, ravaging the world and its economy.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Seplat slashes costs, drilling plans amid oil price crash

Nigerian oil company Seplat is targeting cost cuts of at least 30% amid a steep oil price crash, an executive told Reuters on Monday.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Lagos confirms four new coronavirus cases

The Lagos State Government has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19, saying the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 11.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Coronavirus: Deeper trouble awaits Nigeria if… – Senator Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, warned Tuesday that following the impact of the ravaging Coronavirus on the economy, Nigeria will be in deeper trouble if as a country, we are not ingenious enough.
“As a preventative and precautionary measure, the government’s Ministry of Health and the league decided that matchday 10 of Liga MX and matchday eight of the women’s Liga MX will be played behind closed doors,” read a league statement.

Liga MX suspended over coronavirus outbreak

Mexico’s top flight has followed Europe’s biggest divisions, such as the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1, as well as MLS, in shutting down during the pandemic, which has infected over 160,000 people in the world across 157 countries and has killed more than 6,000.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate constitutes joint committee to engage executive on oil price crash

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday announced the constitution of a Joint Committee to engage the Executive arm of government on measures to be taken to insulate the Nigerian economy against the impact of the sudden crash of crude oil price globally.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Oil price: Senate sets up joint committee over 2020 budget

The Senate on Tuesday constituted a joint committee to liaise with the Executive over the dwindling international oil price as it affects the implementation of the 2020 Appropriation Act.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Governor Diri: Nigerians won’t vote APC in 2023

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has predicted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would bounce back and take over the central government in 2023.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate approves President Buhari’s borrowing plan of $22.7 billion

The Senate on Thursday approved the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan to the tune of $22.7 billion to be spent by the Federal Government to execute key Infrastructural projects.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate president inaugurates joint committee to ease passage of bills

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday inaugurated a Joint Committee of the National Assembly and the Executive to ensure seamless passage of bills into law.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun set for take off

Following the passage of the bill by the lawmakers, the six governors in the zone are expected to simultaneously sign the document into law, thus paving the way for the establishment of Amotekun Corps in their domains.

Benue asks company to refund N923 million over failed contract

The Benue Executive Council has mandated Hajaig Construction Nig. Ltd to refund N923 million to the state coffers after it allegedly failed to execute a 47.2 kilometre road contract.
The Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mohammed Nami, who was guest on a breakfast programme of the Nigerian Television Authority, urged all businesses to ensure that they register with the FIRS for VAT purpose.

House of Reps queries FIRS boss over non submission of audited funds

Public Accounts Committee, PAC, of the House of Representatives on Thursday queried the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Commission, FIRS, Alhaji Mohammed Nami, over late and non submission of the audited accounts.

Professor advises government on ways to improve power supply

Prof. Sylvester Egwu, of Howard University, has called on the Federal Government to resolve challenges impeding improved electricity supply in the country
Oyo State Government has commenced the inauguration of Road Safety Clubs and Advocacy program in Secondary Schools within the State.

Oyo takes road safety clubs to schools

Oyo State Government has commenced the inauguration of Road Safety Clubs and Advocacy program in Secondary Schools within the State.
Adams Oshiomhole

APC demands fresh governorship election in Bayelsa

The party said the swearing-in of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor is unconstitutional as he did not meet the mandatory constitutional requirement.
Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae has been appointed chair of the committee that decides winners of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, the foundation announced.

Botswana’s Festus Mogae new chairman of Ibrahim Prize committee

Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae has been appointed chair of the committee that decides winners of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, the foundation announced.

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Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of the institute, made this known to newsmen on Saturday in a telephone interview in Lagos.

Institute begins free virus screening, gives criteria

As the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research begins a free screening for COVID-19 on March 30 in Lagos, only invited individuals will be tested.
It was sequel to the directive of Gov. Ben Ayade and the resolution of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Cross River bans religious gatherings

The Cross River State Government on Saturday banned all religious gatherings of more than five persons in the state.

US prepares emergency evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

The United States government is preparing emergency flights to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria over fear of escalation of Coronavirus in the country.