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Election watchdogs last month ruled that only two parties, both allied to President Patrice Talon, met toughened conditions of admissibility under new electoral laws.

Oppositions urge Benin Republic president to resign

The Alliance for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ASDA) has called for Benin Republic President Patrice Talon’s resignation, saying he has lost the trust of the people.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N679.699 billion for May 2019

A total of N679.699 billion has been distributed as Federal Allocation for the month of May, 2019 between the Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils.
Ciara

Ciara accepted into Harvard Business School

American singer Ciara has been accepted into the prestigious Harvard Business School.
People buy groceries at the municipal market of Coche, a neighbourhood of Caracas, on August 18, 2018 ahead of Monday, when Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar.Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos. / AFP PHOTO / Federico PARRA

Katsina council begs for reconstruction of central market

The Daura Local Government Council in Katsina State has appealed to the State Government to reconstruct the Daura central market to boost its economic activities and revenue base.

Governor Bagudu tasks Kaduna DisCo to involve local councils in distribution, payment of bills

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has urged Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), to involve local government chairmen in the distribution and payment of electricity bills for effective management.

Edo IRS commences aggressive tax enforcement exercise

The Edo State Internal Revenue Service has commenced aggressive tax enforcement exercise to collect revenue owed the state government.

Solid minerals as revenue earner?

For so many years, following the lead of the resources that came into the national treasury from oil and gas, the mining of solid minerals has been touted as the next big source of revenue. The memories of solid minerals exploitation, including tin and coal, before the discovery of oil provided some nostalgia about bringing back old revenue sources to life.

Bore hole operators, drillers to pay tax in Katsina

The Katsina State Government said it would tax borehole owners and operators in the state as part of measures aimed at generating revenue for the state and also to address indiscriminate drilling of borehole by several private houses in the state without following due processes
Zainab Ahmed

FG to review alcohol taxes after companies struggle to make profit

The federal government says it is carrying out a review of the excise duties imposed on wines and spirits.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: Nigeria to introduce new taxes to increase revenue

The federal government has concluded plans to increase revenue by introducing new taxes, Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, told lawmakers on Wednesday.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal, states, local governments share N619.857 billion for February

A total of N619.857 billion has been distributed as federal allocation for the month of February 2019 among the Federal, States and Local Government Councils.
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2018 shows a computer screen displaying the logo of the social networking site Facebook, taken in Manchester, England. Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers on April 16, 2018 to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal. The new law, set to come into effect on May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Facebook’s privacy move: major pivot or headfake?

After building the world’s biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Ekiti introduces e-receipt to combat tax fraud

The Ekiti State government has introduced electronic receipt (e-receipt) as part of reforms in the collection of taxes and revenue generation in the state.

Lagos governorship candidates decry alleged wasteful spending

Four governorship candidates have attacked the Lagos State Government over what they described as wasteful spending, saying the resources of the state are not properly accounted for.
Zainab Ahmed

Federal government introduces new revenue initiative

The Federal Government on Wednesday introduced the Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative to generate more revenues to finance national development.
President Buhari presents 2019 Budget to the National Assembly on 19th Dec 2018-2

Experts: 2019 N8.83 trillion budget proposal ambitious

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presented an N8.83 trillion budget for next year to a joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja, which many analysts have described as ambitious, given the regime’s struggles to meet revenue targets.

Federal government faults FAAN, NTDC, others over non-remittance of operating surplus

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has faulted several government agencies’ reluctance to remit their operating surplus into the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF).
Abdul'aziz Yari

Governors demand more funding for all tiers of government

The Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State Governor, Mr. Abdulaziz Yari, has said that there is need for political decisions that will expand the Nigerian economy to generate funding for all tiers of government to develop human capital and address other sundry issues.

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NSE drops to 27,000 mark, amid Seplat losses

The All-Share Index of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday reached all time low of 27,864.49 due to sell pressure in Seplat and 18 other equities.
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Governor Umahi swears in 29-year-old photographer as media aide

The Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi has sworn in a 29-year-old photographer, Francis Nwaze, into his cabinet as his special Assistance on media/project documentation.

Delta court sentences man to death by hanging for armed robbery

A Delta State High Court sitting in Warri Judicial Division presided over Justice A.A. Onojovwo, has sentenced one Victor Nwankpa to death by hanging for armed robbery.
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President Buhari urges religious leaders emulate Imam Abdullahi after US honour

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the International Religious Freedom Award conferred on Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State.