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​States owing Fed Govt N41b VAT revenue

August 17, 2018

The National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday said states were owing the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) N41 billion in value-added tax (VAT). The Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, told reporters after NEC meeting, which was presided over by Acting President Yemi Osibajo. He said the council was hopeful that the indebted states would pay […]

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We’re ready to quit, resell firms at discounts – Power distributors

August 1, 2018

The disagreement between the Federal Government and power distribution companies continued on Tuesday, with the Discos threatening to quit the sector and expressed willingness to resell the power assets at discounted rates. Investors in the Discos came out this time around to speak for their companies rather than sending the spokesperson for the Association of […]

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14,000 poor people receiving N5,000 monthly in Kwara – FG

May 20, 2018

Hajia Aminah Yahaya, the Head of the programme in Kwara disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin. According to her, the beneficiaries are drawn from 480 communities in the 16 local government area of the state. CONTINUE READING

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Federal government to establish firearms control commission 

February 5, 2018

The Federal Government on Monday announced plans to establish a commission for the control of illegal firearms in the country. The Minister of Defence, retired Lt.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, made the disclosure while fielding questions in Maiduguri at the Special Town Hall meeting for the military and security agencies in the Northeast. “We have so many […]

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​States to commence work on cattle colonies next week — Federal government

January 20, 2018

Cattle colonies will commence in states that have signified their readiness to key in to the scheme. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this on Friday, January 19, during a visit to the Agriculture and Veterinary Complex of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Ogbeh said that the National Economic Council […]

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Federal government approves UNILAG TV license

January 19, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved a television licence for the University of Lagos (UNILAG TV). This was disclosed after a meeting with the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and the Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu, at the Presidential Villa. Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said […]

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​Taraba state rejects FG’s cattle colony proposal

January 18, 2018

Mr Yusufu Akirikwen, the Taraba Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, says that the state has no land for Cattle Colonies as proposed by the Federal Government. Akirikwen said this on Wednesday in Jalingo, while speaking with newsmen. The attorney-general said the state government had enacted a law for the establishment of ranches which would come […]

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FG makes N909 billion from VAT in 2017

January 12, 2018

Between October 2016 and September 2017, the federation account received a total inflow of N908.9bn in Value Added Tax receipts from the Federal Inland Revenue Service, figures obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics have revealed. An analysis of the VAT report obtained from the NBS showed that the amount was collected from 28 sectoral […]

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Federal Government responds to ‘four million jobs lost’ in 2017

January 9, 2018

NBS reported that four million Nigerians lost their jobs in 2017 alone Audu Ogbeh spoke against the report The Agriculture Minister claimed his ministry alone created more jobs than the country lost Ogbeh said six million jobs were created in 2017 He claimed Hibiscus earned the nation’s farmers about $35 million in 2017 He also […]

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Fuel Scarcity: Federal government rejects marketers’ demand for price increase

December 24, 2017

The pressure on government to effect a rise in petroleum price from N145 per litre is coming amidst the current acute fuel scarcity across the country. Hundreds of thousands of motorists, for the fifth day running yesterday, kept searching for petrol wherever they could get it at any cost. Commuters, many of whom went shopping […]

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