Anambra Guber: What I’ll Do If Elected Governor – Ozigbo

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Anambra election, Valentine Ozigbo, has promised to work for the people of the state. Ozigbo made the promise on Thursday in Abuja during the inauguration of the party’s campaign council for the November 6 governorship election. The PDP candidate also stated that he […]

Igbo are in charge of Nigeria’s economy, says President Buhari

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the Igbos are enterprising, and as such, contribute signficantly to the country’s economy. This was stated on Thursday by the president at a meeting with south-east leaders, during his one-day visit to Imo state. Buhari had held a closed-door meeting with the south-east leaders. According to a statement by […]

Anambra guber: INEC lists Valentine Ozigbo as PDP candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has listed Valentine Ozigbo as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Anambra governorship election. The commission also published the name of Lilian Enemo as the PDP’s deputy governorship candidate. Recall that INEC had in the list published on July 16 excluded the candidate of the Peoples […]

States collecting VAT will lead to double taxation for businesses, says FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has stated that the central collection of value-added tax (VAT) had prevented businesses from double taxation and hardship that could emerge through state collections. This was made known by the group, special tax operations at FIRS, Mathew Gbonjubola at a press briefing on Wednesday. Recall that moves by the revenue agency […]

Court affirms late TB Joshua’s wife as trustee of SCOAN

Justice Tijjani Ringim of the Federal High Court, Lagos has affirmed Mrs Evelyn Joshua as a trustee of Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in line with with the church’s constitution which prescribes a minimum of three trustees for the church. The judge affirmed Mrs Joshua as a trustee of the church while ruling on […]

Okowa, Fintiri To Head PDP’s Convention, Zoning Committees

The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa and Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State have been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party as chairmen of the National Convention Planning Committee as well as the Committee to zone National Working Committee offices. The PDP Governors were appointed at the 94th National Executive Committee meeting which was […]

2023: Nigeria’s President can come from any zone – Sheriff

Ahead of 2023 general elections, former governor of Borno state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has called on Nigerians to look beyond tribe and religion in determining the next President of the country. Sheriff stated this in Abuja yesterday while playing host to an All Progressives Congress, APC, pressure group, Frontier for Quality Leadership and Good […]

UN warns FG over students’ abduction, says Nigeria’s future is under threat

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has warned the Federal Government on the dangers of attack on schools and abduction of students. Kallon, who condemned the incessant attacks on schools, said kidnappings have affected hundreds of children in a number of states in the country. The UN official, who […]

Anambra governorship poll can’t be rigged ― Okowa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated its National Campaign Council for Anambra State Governorship election with the Deputy Chairman of the council and Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, expressing optimism that the poll cannot be rigged. Speaking during the ceremony presided over by the PDP acting National Chairman, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, at […]

Moghalu backs Rivers VAT ruling, says restructuring has already begun by force

Former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu has backed the VAT ruling, describing the recent judgement of the federal high court in Port Harcourt on value-added tax (VAT) collection as the “correct one”. Recall that the court as at last month issued an order restraining the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) from […]

Lagos Assembly passes bills on open grazing ban, VAT

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT) and the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing. The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the acting Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers […]

ECOWAS must take steps to prevent coups in West Africa, says Osinbajo

Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must take proactive steps to prevent coups in the sub-region. This was stated on Wednesday by the vice-president while representing President Muhammadu Buhari at a virtual extraordinary session of the authority of heads of state and government of ECOWAS member-states […]

Flooding: Kano evacuates 1,000 trucks of waste in 17 days

The Kano State Government has evacuated over 1,000 trucks of refuse in 17 days as part of the Mass Environmental Clean Campaign by Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje. The State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, said while flagging off planting of one million trees campaign in the state on Thursday, that the evacuation of […]

Gombe asks Lagos, Rivers to allow FIRS collect VAT

Government of Gombe state has asked Lagos and Rivers governments to reconsider their resolution on collecting value-added tax (VAT) in their states. This request was made by the Gombe state commissioner for finance and economic development, Muhammad Magaji at the technical workshop on the medium-term sector strategy (MTSS) for the state. Recall that a federal high […]

Emir Of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Umaru Namaska is dead

Alhaji Saidu Umaru Namaska, the Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Niger State, is dead. According to a report by Daily Trust, the 84-year-old, who spent 47 years on the throne, died at an Abuja hospital. Also, no official statement has been issued from the family and palace but a source confirmed the demise of the monarch. […]

Anti-open grazing law: One cow could cost N2m – Miyetti Allah warns

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association has warned that the price of a cow could skyrocket to N2 million in Lagos State if the government goes ahead with the anti-grazing bill. Meikudi Usman, the Zonal Secretary of Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, in the South West, stated this during a one-day public hearing organised by […]

NDDC hands over former headquarters to Rivers govt

The Secretary to Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Wenike Danagogo, has reassured Federal Government Agencies in Rivers State of Governor Nyesom Wike’s support in helping them successfully fulfill their mandate for the benefit of the people. Danagogo gave the assurance in Port Harcourt while receiving the keys of the former NDDC headquarters during a handover […]

NCC has approved renewal of our operating licences for another 10 years – MTN

MTN Nigeria has disclosed that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved its operating spectrum and licence for another ten years. The renewal would run from September 2021 to August 31 2031.  This was disclosed by MTN Nigeria company secretary, Uto Ukpanah in a regulatory filing posted on the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) website on […]

Insecurity: Zamfara govt nabs 100 persons for violating executive order

The Zamfara state government has stated that it has apprehended atleast 100 violators of the recent executive order signed by the state governor, Bello Matawalle. This was disclosed on Wednesday by secretary of the state special taskforce on security, Abdulrasheed Haruna when he featured in an interview with NAN in Gusau, the Zamfara capital. Haruna […]

Terrorism: EFCC orders Nigerian, foreign NGOs to submit lists of IDPs receiving money

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, directed local and international non-governmental organizations to submit lists of their beneficiaries in Nigeria’s North-East region. For more than one decade, several NGOs have been making donations to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the BAY States. BAY is an acronym for the United Nations (UN) and […]

VAT collection to begin before end of September, says River govt

The Rivers state government has told oil companies, banks that the VAT collection will commence in September 2021 and advised them to remit such to the state and not FIRS. This was disclosed on Wednesday by the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike at a stakeholders’ meeting with oil companies business owners in Port Harcourt. Recall […]

Jigawa govt bans use of Motorcycles

The Jigawa Government has just announced and commenced enforcement of the banning of the use of motorcycles from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. across the state aimed at curbing the increase of insecurity in the parts of the state. This was disclosed by the Dutse local government Council’s Chairman and Chairman of ALGON in the […]

FEC approves 5G deployment in Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council has approved the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) Networks for Nigeria’s Digital Economy. The 5G Policy was approved at the Council meeting today, Wednesday, following the presentation by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami). According a statement signed by the Technical Assistant on Information Technology […]

Buhari appoints Waziri-Azi NAPTIP DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi, as Director General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, revealed this in a statement titled ‘President Buhari appoints Fatima Waziri-Azi as DG NAPTIP’. According to the statement, her […]

One killed as police, military repel bandits attacks in Zamfara

The Police Tactical Operatives in collaboration with the other security agencies in Zamfara State have repelled a large number of armed bandits who invaded Shinkafi town in their hundreds with intent to attack the innocent people of the area. The bandits who were from the camp of a notorious kingpin, “TURJI” were heavily engaged in […]

El-Rufai: I have restored democracy at LG level

Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has stated that his administration has restored democracy at the local government level. According to El-Rufai, his government was determined to accept the outcome of the recently conducted LG election in the state. Recall that the All Progressives Congress (APC), El-Rufai’s party, won 15 chairmanship positions out of 17 in […]

Leaked audio: Why Sunday Igboho was angry with me – Lawyer

Ibrahim Salami, one of the Cotonou, Benin Republic-based lawyers of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has revealed why the activist was angry with him in a leaked audio. WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Igboho, in the leaked audio alleged that he was abandoned by lawyers who collected a huge amount of money […]

COVID-19: Nigeria receives 1.1m doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The federal government has disclosed that it received additional 1,123,200 doses of Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This was disclosed by the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCD), Faisal Shuaib while addressing journalists in Abuja. According to Shuaib, the latest shipments were received as part of the 39,800,000 doses procured by the […]