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Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

NEPA/PHCN pensioners protest non-payment of N25 billion arrears

Pensioners of Nigeria Electricity Power Authority/Power Holding Company of Nigeria (NEPA/PHCN), yesterday, protested non-payment of their over N25 billion benefit arrears since 2012 till date.
A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

FIRS begins nationwide crackdown on tax defaulters

In what may be termed an aggressive move to swell government’s revenue, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it will begin a nationwide tax enforcement exercise on recalcitrant tax evaders on Wednesday, December 18 (today).

CSOs caution government against increase of VAT to 7.2 percent

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), under the auspices of The Tax Justice and Governance Platform, (TJGP) have called on the federal government to concentrate more efforts on ensuring the proper collection of appropriate taxes than increasing the Valued Added Tax.

Nasarawa university owes N1.72 billion – vice-chancellor

The Nasarawa State University, Keffi, says over N1.72 billion liabilities is hampering its operations.

NDLEA discovers, destroys two hectares of cannabis’ farms in Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command says it discovered and destroyed two hectares of cannabis farms in the State.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai asks political appointees to resign by April 30

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, has directed all political appointees in the state to submit their letters of resignation by April 30, 2019.

Witness: Ex-Governor Jang diverted N2 billion from central bank

A witness, Mr Taiwo Olorunyomi, an investigator with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) alleged that former Governor Jonah Jang diverted N2 billion which the CBN released to the state government for Micro Enterprises and SME’s.

Ekiti: Governor-elect Fayemi laments alleged N117 billion debt

Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has received the final report of the transition committee set up by him on July 25th lamenting that a N117 billion debt profile to be inherited by his government.

Tax debts: FIRS shuts firms in Lagos, Abuja, Benin

The Federal Inland Revenue Service has continued its enforcement exercise, sealing off tax-defaulting companies in Lagos, Abuja and Benin.

Minister explains reinstatement of trading on Oando shares

While the shareholder groups have accused Adeosun of “unwholesome interference” in the nation’s capital market and meddling in the operations of SEC, and demanded her immediate sack, the minister has denied the allegations, saying the shareholder groups were speaking out of ignorance.

Credit to private sector rises by N633 billion in February

Credit to private sector rose by N633 billion to N22.6 trillion in February, surpassing credit to the government which rose by N161 billion to N4.29 trillion during the month.

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Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Microsoft is replacing newsroom journalists with machines

Media reports in Seattle, where the company is based, say around 50 news producers in both the US and Britain will not have their contracts renewed.
The Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Bayero University, Kano, Professor Isa Abubakar has expressed worry over the decline in the number of samples being supplied to the state epidemiology team for coronavirus tests.

Professor worried by low number of coronavirus tests in Kano

The Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Bayero University, Kano, Professor Isa Abubakar, has expressed worry over the decline in the number of samples being supplied to the state epidemiology team for COVID-19 tests.
In spite of this, the chairman of Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), Dr Mike Ushie, has fixed Saturday, May 30th for local government election.

CROSIEC: We adopted INEC coronavirus election protocols for our council polls

The turn out at the polling units was fair bearing the COVID-19 pandemic but the state chairman of the Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission, Mike Ushie, explained that the commission adopted and strictly followed the Covid-19 election protocols recently released by INEC for elections in Edo and Ondo.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Coronavirus mortality rises to 50 in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says three another COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, increasing the infection mortality in the state to 50.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu commences decontamination of Ogbete main market

Sequel to further directive of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Enugu State Fire Service, on Saturday, commenced the decontamination and fumigation of Ogbete Main Market, Enugu.