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MTN Takes CBN and AGF to Court Over Alleged Dividend Repatriation and Unpaid Taxes

The trouble seems to be far from over as Nigerian leading telecommunication company, MTN, has taken the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to court over its alleged dividend repatriation and unpaid taxes accusations. Ugo Obi-Chukwu@ugodre JUST IN: MTN takes CBN and AGF to court https://nairametrics.com/mtn-takes-central-bank-of-nigeria-and-agf-to-court-over-back-taxes-and-repatriation/ … 2:55 PM – Sep 10, ...

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UN human rights expert urges NAPTIP to ensure timely prosecution, access to justice for trafficking victims

United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro who has been on a week visit to Nigeria to assess the issue of trafficking in persons has urged the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to ensure timely and speedy prosecution of human trafficking offenders so as serve as deterrent to those who still engage in such criminal activities. ...

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Beat up any SARS who tries to check your Facebook or account details, you have my backing – IGP tell Nigerians

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has told the operatives of the reformed Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, to desist from checking citizens’ bank account details. The IGP also warned the FSARS operatives not to invade people’s phones and laptops unless they have a court order or an instruction from the commissioner of police in charge of a state ...

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High Cost Of Nomination Forms: Group Urges Youths To Form Political Parties

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Project-2019, a civil society organisation, on Sunday urged youths to form political alliances to compete favourably with some political parties that could not accommodate them due to high nomination fees. The Convener of the group, Wale Ogunade, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the high nomination fees would impede youth participation ...

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2.5 Million Housing Deficit: Lagos Now To Deliver Bungalow In 48 Hours, Unveils New Policy

In a bid to address its housing deficit of over two million, the Lagos State Government has introduced a new technology which ensures construction of a bungalow within 48 hours. Gbolahan Lawal, the Commissioner for Housing, said the technology was already being used in its housing estates at Idale in Badagry and Imota in Ikorodu to achieve the government’s target ...

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Why the word ‘’peacebuilding’’ must get into dictionary before September 21st

Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP) is part of a global campaign to get the word ‘’peacebuilding’’ into dictionaries on or before 21st September 2018. We have teamed up with other organizations around the world to advocate for the inclusion of peacebuilding into dictionaries to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace. In many history books and academic materials, war mongers ...

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Guild of Professional Bloggers 1st Annual Lecture to focus on Fake News

The Guild of Professional Bloggers Of Nigeria is poised to tackle the problem associated with Fake News as it concludes arrangement towards holding its first annual lecture. The event scheduled for Saturday 13th October 2018 will hold at Raddison Blu Hotel, Isaac John Street GRA, Ikeja Lagos. The theme of the lecture is ““Combating Fake News In Cyberspace” The event ...

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UNICEF expresses dismay over acute malnutrition in Nigerian children

The United Nations Children Educational Funds has expressed dismay over the acute malnutrition in Nigerian children, saying 2.6 million children under the age of five suffer from severe acute malnutrition every year, that makes them likely to die from common illnesses such as diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria. UNICEF further stated that kaduna state with 1.6 million children under five, has ...

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NAPTIP To Establish Sexual Offenders’ Register – D-G

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person says it will establish sexual offenders’ register as part of measures to check gender- based violence in the country. The Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli, stated this in Abuja, at the public presentation of official gazetted copies of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015. The gazetting of the Act ...

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Buhari, #2019Elections And The Law – By REUBEN ABATI

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise. On the whole idea of free and fair elections, electoral integrity as it were, rests the political stability of our ...

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