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Lagos To Go Tough On Corporate Tax Defaulters


The Lagos State government has said henceforth, it will not hesitate to prosecute corporate organizations and individuals that default in the payment of their taxes in accordance with the state’s taxation laws. The chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Services (LIRS), Mr. Tunde Fowler, who stated this yesterday at a press ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Self-Defense Is The Only Option, Says Atiku


Following the federal government’s inability to protect lives and property of Nigerians, self-defense becomes the only option against Boko Haram, former vice president Atiku Abubakar has said. Speaking to journalists in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, Mr. Abubakar faulted government’s handling of the insurgency problem in the North-East, wondering why ... Read More »

Jonathan’s ‘Gentleman’ Approach Not Helping Fight Against Insurgency – Nigerian-Born U.S Army Captain


The war against Boko Haram needs a firm President and could be won if President Goodluck Jonathan was not so gentle, a Nigerian-born U.S. Army Captain, Sunday Adebomi, said on Sunday. Mr. Adebomi, who hails from Ise-Ekiti in Ise/Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti State and has been in the ... Read More »

Civilian JTF To Provide Security In Borno Public Schools


The Borno State Government said on Sunday that it will enlist the service of local vigilantes, called Civilian JTF, to provide security in public schools ahead of the November 17 re-opening date. Public schools in the state are expected to re-open on Monday after they were shut on March 16 ... Read More »

INEC Extends CVR Exercise By Two Days In Six States Except Adamawa


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has approved a two-day extension of the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, in all states under the third phase of the exercise, except Adamawa. What this means is that the CVR, which started on November 12 and was scheduled to end on November 17 will ... Read More »

Breaking News: unidentified Persons Attack School In Minna


A week after a female suicide bomber blew herself up at the entrance of the Library of Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Niger State, Limawa Primary and Secondary Schools in Minna, has been attacked by yet to be identified persons. The attack occurred on Monday at about 10:30 am. According ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Don’t Wait For Soldiers, Defend Yourselves Against Attack, Emir Sanusi II Advises Nigerians


Apparently disturbed by the worsening state of security in some parts of the North occasioned by Boko Haram insurgency, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, at the weekend, advised Nigerians to rise up in defense of themselves, rather than depend solely on the security agencies for protection. Speaking ... Read More »

2015 May Be Terrible For Us – Akanbi


A former president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mustapha Akanbi (retd), yesterday raised an alarm over the 2015 election, calling on Nigerians not to cease praying to avert the looming dangers ahead. Akanbi spoke with newsmen in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, after a special one year remembrance prayer ... Read More »

Legal Practitioner Kicks As Alleged Boko Haram Sponsor, Sheriff, Storms Maiduguri With Troops


In flagrant display of the federal might behind him, immediate past Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff stormed Maiduguri, the state capital yesterday, accompanied by hundreds of soldiers, led by a serving colonel of the Nigerian Army, to strategize ahead of the 2015 general election. It was learnt ... Read More »

Falling Oil Prices: FG Stops Foreign Travels By Civil Servants, Increases Tax On Champagne, Private Jets


The Federal Government has introduced some austerity measures and has reduced the crude oil benchmark for the 2015 budget in order to insulate the economy against the effect of falling crude oil prices. The oil benchmark for the 2015 budget earlier fixed at $78 per barrel has been cut down ... Read More »

Akwa Ibom Sets Up Family Court To Deal With Alleged Witchcraft Cases


Akwa Ibom State has set up a family court to tackle the increasing cases of child witchcraft in the state. Justice Theresa Obot of the State High Court made this known on Sunday, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. According to her, the court created after ... Read More »

Nigeria Has Not Improved Under Jonathan – APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Nigeria’s condition has not improved since Goodluck Jonathan became president, describing as phantom his claims of achievements. “Mr. President, Nigerians have asked themselves a simple question: Are we better off today than we were before President Jonathan assumed office, and they have ... Read More »

Residents ‘Enjoying’ Boko Haram Rule

Boko Haram insurgents

Some residents of the towns captured by Islamists sect Boko Haram have expressed their happiness at being under the rule of the sect. With the claim coming from a video released by the terrorist group, it is believed to be released for propaganda purpose. “As a Muslim man, I am ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Poorest States Are In The North – Report


The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) 2014 report has revealed Nigeria’s poorest states. According to the report which puts the percentage of Nigerians living in poverty at 43.3 per cent, Bauchi State has the highest percentage of people living in extreme poverty, followed by Kebbi State. The Oxford ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Reclaim Seized Chibok Town


Soldiers of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army have reclaimed Chibok town in Borno State, about 24 hours after Boko Haram terrorists invaded and took over the town. This follows the deployment of troops, who moved in and retrieved the seized community after a fierce battle, sources said. According ... Read More »

Gov. Ahmed Of Kwara Loses Mum

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State

Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has lost his mother, Hajia Ramotalahi Ahmed. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, said the governor’s mother, who was 90, died yesterday after a brief illness. Hajia Ahmed is survived by Alhaji Ayo Ahmed, Alhaja Hajarat Ibraheem, Hajiya Sidikat ... Read More »

Saraki Warns FG Against Devaluing Naira


Immediate past Governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki, has cautioned the Federal Government against going ahead with its proposed plan to devalue the Naira. Speaking in a telephone interview with The Nation yesterday, Saraki said the policy would not only inflict untold hardship on Nigerians, but have adverse effect ... Read More »

Community Leader Pleads With Jonathan To Complete 2nd Niger Bridge


Chief Ike Obasi, the President-General of Imo Community Assembly, Abuja, has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure speedy completion of the second Niger Bridge to facilitate easy movement of traffic. Obasi made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. He ... Read More »

Boko Haram: ACF Advises FG To Consider Recalling Retired Members Of Armed Forces, Other Security Agencies

ACF-chairmam-Ibrahim Coomasie

The apex-northern socio-cultural group, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has asked the Federal Government to declare a total war on the Boko Haram sect. The ACF said that if need be, the Federal Government should recall trained and retired members of the armed forces and other security agencies to execute ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno Residents Tell Govt To Enlist Vigilantes, Hunters To Liberate Captured Towns


Residents of Borno on Friday appealed to the state government to enlist the services of local hunters and vigilantes in liberating towns captured by the Boko Haram insurgents. A cross section of those interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Maiduguri said the state must emulate neigbouring Adamawa by ... Read More »