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PSI calls for quality public healthcare for IDPs

The Public Service International (PSI) has called on the government, both Federal and State, to provide a sustainable means of access to quality public healthcare services for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across Nigeria.
Indonesia rejected this year a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter.

Indonesia rejected US request to host spy planes

Officials tell Reuters Indonesia turned down a US request to allow its P-8 Poseidon planes to land and refuel there.
Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mallam Ali Pantami, yesterday, insisted that it is the duty of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to collect Stamp Duty for the Federal government instead of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), saying it is selfish and an injustice trying to deny NIPOST of collecting the duty

Minister laments failure of IT projects in public institutions

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami yesterday lamented the failure of information technology (IT) projects in public institutions, asserting that the development was largely due to lack of appropriate digital governance structures at individual organisation level or government-wide.

Court strikes out suit against NIPC

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has struck out a suit brought by a member of the governing council of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) which sought to block the agency from spending the N5.6billion internally generated revenue that accrued to it.

Nine companies get three years tax holiday

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) granted approval for Pioneer Status Incentive (PSI) to nine companies with an investment of ₦277.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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PSI: 177 health workers killed by Boko Haram in Yobe, Borno

Public Service International (PSI), an NGO, says no fewer than 177 health workers have been killed in Yobe and Borno States respectively by Boko Haram insurgents.

Granting tax waivers to multinationals promotes corruption – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Public Service International (PSI) have described tax waivers and holidays granted to multinational companies as an act of injustice and corruption.

Tax incentives alone will not attract investors – Expert

Mr Taiwo Oyedele, a tax expert, says only tax incentives to industries without addressing other challenges will not bring about the desired economic growth in Nigeria.

Fed govt lifts suspension on pioneer industries, products status

The federal government said it has lifted the administrative suspension on processing Pioneer Status Incentives (PSI) applications, following the conclusion of critical reforms to the incentive regime.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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Truck owners have vouched to support the electronic call-up system recently introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Truck owners vow to support NPA’s e-call up system with ‘everything’

Truck owners have vouched to support the electronic call-up system recently introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, says with the introduction of electric vehicles in the country, the nation is definitely advancing towards a vibrant economy.

NITDA empowers people living with disabilities with ICT training

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commenced a 5-day training program with People Living with Disabilities (PLWD’s) to facilitate innovative, technology-driven economic growth, through the use of ICT.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: There’s a strong suspicion that choppers ferry arms for bandits

Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media and Publicity, says there is a strong suspicion that choppers are being used to ferry arms for bandits.
Nigeria forward Paul Mukairu is open to staying with Belgium Pro League club Anderlecht on a permanent basis.

Jose Mourinho urges Tottenham to sign Paul Mukairu

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho hopes the club act quickly and secure the services of Anderlecht loanee Paul Mukairu .
FILE PHOTO- Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her daughter Gabriella pose for a photo in London, Britain February 7, 2016. Picture taken February 7, 2016. Karl Brandt-Courtesy of Free Nazanin campaign-Handout via REUTERS

Iran frees British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – lawyer

Iran has released British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, her lawyer Hojjat Kermani told Iranian website Emtedad on Sunday, after her five-year prison sentence for plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment.