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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: 2020 Finance Bill exempts minimum wage earners from tax

In order to reduce the impact of inflation on Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari-administration, through the 2020 Finance Bill, is proposing the exemption of minimum wage earners from the Personal Income Tax.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Court of Appeal sets up seven panels to treat backlog of cases

The President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, on Monday constituted seven special panels to expedite hearing in all pending appeals.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: Coronavirus caused Nigeria’s recession

As Nigeria slips into recession for the second time in five years, President Muhammadu Buhari, says it came about because of the severity of the global economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says it is working with relevant ministries departments and agencies for payment of N124 billion backlog of claims under the Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme.

NEPC, MDAs working to clear N124 billion backlog of export claims – director

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says it is working with relevant ministries departments and agencies for payment of N124 billion backlog of claims under the Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Recession: SERAP asks President Buhari to cut cost of governance, not public services

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him “to put the country’s resources at the service of human rights, and to support the less well-off to enjoy an adequate standing of living through cutting the cost of governance and implementing bold transparency and accountability measures in your government’s response to Nigeria’s second recession in five years.”
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a NATO summit last year [Adrian Dennis-AFP]

UK, Canada agree to post-Brexit rollover trade deal

Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to a rollover trade deal, the countries announced on Saturday, promising to negotiate a more comprehensive agreement after the UK’s post-Brexit transition period ends.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Transport ministers from West, Central Africa meet over regional maritime bank

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has met his West and Central Africa counterparts to deliberate on the establishment of a Maritime bank, according to a statement by his Media Assistant, Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court convicts two for fraud in Calabar

The Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Friday secured the convictions of two fraudsters before Justice Simon Amobeda of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River state.

CSO throws weight behind calls for amendment of Fiscal Responsibility Act

Following the ongoing fight against corruption by the Buhari-led administration, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative, PLSI, on Friday, threw weight behind calls for amendment of Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007, to make the desired impact to sanitise the system.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Governor Umahi has been in the wrong party since 2015 – APC governors

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have described the Ebonyi state Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi as a political asset to its fold, saying he had been in the wrong party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, since 2015.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps: We never accused SDGs boss of spending N26.9 billion on...

The House of Representatives Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) has debunked reports that the management of the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, OSSAP-SDGs, under Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire was queried over alleged award of N26.9bn COVID-19 related procurements during a recent budget defence session at the National Assembly.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government approves new incentives for teachers

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has approved new incentives to improve the conditions of service for teachers in the country.
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has issued new reporting guidelines to enable firms respond to prudential considerations in various sectors.

FRC seeks powers to punish defaulting ministries, agencies

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) is seeking an amendment to its activities to allow the punishment of agencies who fail to render their accounts as prescribed by law.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Lagos businesswoman in court for ‘bank fraud’

A middle-aged businesswoman, Nkechi Opara, on Thursday appeared before the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja for allegedly defrauding a microfinance bank of N860,000.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government provides additional reliefs for businesses, individuals in proposed finance bill

In its continued determination to cushion the socio-economic condition in the country even as the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) is in progress, the Buhari administration will be offering more tax incentives to Nigerians especially through the forthcoming 2020 Finance Bill.
The trial of suspected internet fraudster Ismaila Mustapha alias Mompha started today while he was admitted to bail.

Court fixes date for ruling in Mompha’s ‘no case submission’

A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, further adjourned until December 9, to rule on a no-case submission filed by internet celebrity Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, standing trial for alleged N32.9 billion fraud.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU: Nigerian government hasn’t met any of our demands

The hopes of the University students to return to schools soon may have been dashed as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that the Federal Government (FG) has not demonstrated any willingness to end the strike as it has refused to meet any of its demands to warrant students resumption despite various engagements.

PDP constitutes Ebonyi state caretaker committee

Following the defection of Governor Dave Umahi from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the consequent dissolution of the Ebonyi State Exco of the party, a new caretaker committee has been constituted to take charge of its affairs.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.