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Senate turns down FEC Proposed 7.5% VAT, Suggests 9% Service Tax on Data, SMS, Others

The Nigerian Senate has rejected the Federal Executive Committee (FEC) proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) increase – from 5% to 7.5% – scheduled to take effect by January 2020. Senate rejects VAT increase The decision was revealed by Senator Ali Ndume, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, after the senate’s plenary session on Wednesday. Recall that last month, the Minister of Finance, Budgeting ...

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#Xenophobia: Gov Ihedioha moves to resettle Imo Returneees from South Africa, vows unflinching support

As part of the state government’s plan to reintegrate and resettle Imo indigenes who recently returned from South Africa, as a result of the latest xenophobic attacks, Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON, has set up an inter-ministerial committee to map out strategies for their resettlement. Speaking during the reception of the returnees at the Government House, Owerri, ...

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CDD Fact Check: Did Angry Nigerians Attack Embassy in Sierra Leone? No! Find out why

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Fact-Check has condemned in totality the hideous motive behind the recent resurface of a video showing Nigerian Embassy being attacked in Sierra Leone, as a calculated attempt to cause another chaos where there is none. CDD, however in its counter-narrative measure has urged members of the public to be more cautious of information circulated ...

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NHRC CALLS FOR INCLUSION OF OLDER PERSONS INTO NHIS

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has advocated for the inclusion of older persons into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as part of the process towards achieving a comprehensive health coverage in Nigeria. The Executive Secretary of of the Commission Tony Ojukwu Esq who stated this in Abuja at a press conference on the commemoration of the International Day ...

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BEST MARKETER WINS HONDA CROSSTOUR AT T-PUMPY ESTATES ‘ABUJA4ALL’ MARKETING PROMO

An external marketer/Agent has emerged as the Best Marketer at the T-Pumpy Estate end of the year Marketing Promo tagged “Abuja4all” yesterday. The Best Marketer won for herself the Grand Prize of Honda Crosstour while other marketer in Second place won a trip to Dubai with US500 Dollars for Travel miscellaneous. Akintayo Adaralegbe, CEO, T-Pumpy Concept speaking to pressmen at ...

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‘RESPECT THE RULE OF LAW’, NHRC URGES ALL GOVT AGENCIES

The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu Esq has called on all government agencies to abide by the rule of law and refrain from disobeying orders and judgments of court. Reacting to the continued detention of the Presidential Candidate of African Action Congress, Mr. Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) despite court orders, ...

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#IndependenceDay2019: Diaspora SDP congratulates Nigerians at 59

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Diaspora has congratulated Nigeria as she marks 59th independence anniversary which holds on October 1 of every year. In a Press statement released early hour of today, 1st of October 2019, the party’s Chairperson UK Chapter, Lady Edith Nwachukwu in celebrating this year’s anniversary urged young Nigerians, professionals, women etc to join the SDP ...

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NITDA to Investigate Truecaller’s Service over possible infringement of Nigeria’s Privacy Rights

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced an investigation into the alleged breach of Nigeria’s privacy rights by popular caller app Truecaller. The smartphone application has features of caller-identification, call-blocking, flash-messaging, and call-recording. Kashifu Abdullahi, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The agency, in a statement signed by its DG/CEO, Kashifu Abdullahi Inuwa, revealed the initial findings ...

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[Video] Korea strengthens collaboration with Nigeria to improve on access to quality education

As part of the efforts to improve Nigerian children’s access to quality basic education, the Republic of Korea in collaboration with the Nigerian government have constructed a school, the Nigeria-Korea model primary and junior secondary in Abuja, Nigeria worth USD 15 million. Well over 72 teachers and school administrators were also trained in Korea to be able to deliver efficient and ...

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“Over 600 citizens have been hacked to death in Tiv/Jukun Crisis” says WANEP

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its member organisations have expressed deep concerns over the recurrent inter-ethnic violence between Tiv and Jukun communities in Wukari, Takum and Donga LGAs of Taraba State and neighbouring LGA (Ukum) in Benue State. The WANEP said reports on the statistics of fatalities arising from the ethnic violence reveal a death toll ...

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