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Buhari’s Government Proposes 7.2% VAT Increment

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The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has proposed an increase of the Valued Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to seven point two per cent.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this Wednesday while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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Why We Rejected Buhari’s Decision to Increase VAT, By PDP

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday condemned and totally rejected the decision by the President Muhammadu Buhari aadministration to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 per cent to excruciating 7.2 per cent, saying Nigerians cannot bear such burden under the prevailing agonising economic situation.

The opposition party said “the decision is anti-people, suppressive and further confirmed the Buhari Presidency as extremely exploitative, inconsiderate and absolutely insensitive to the sufferings which it has plunged Nigerians into in the last four years.”

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Why I Choose to Congratulate Buhari Openly – Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors usually visit President Muhammadu Buhari at night, but he chose to act openly and not secretly.

The governor added that he congratulated Buhari after the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal confirmed his election, because “it is better to offer public congratulations than visit the President at night.”

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Why I Handed over the Treasury to Women – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said placing women in strategic positions of his government, like the financial sector, is to ensure effective management of limited resources available, and promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness.

“I am happy that I can defend myself very effectively on this issue. The APC party leader is my witness. Since the coming into power of this administration I have handed over the treasury to women.

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NPA2019: Organizers Set to Wow Awardees, Promise An Evening of Glitz and Glamor

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As it turns exactly 48hrs to the Nigeria Philanthropy Awards, 2019, the organizer says every modality is put in place to wow the awardees and spectators as a successful outing is assured.

The Project Director, Emma Bricks Oko who gave the assurance in a statement released this morning on the official IG handle of the organization (@npawards) said in the history of awards in Abuja, only Nigeria Philanthropy Awards is kicking on a more appreciative manner and striving to make a difference by not doing the regular that’s synonymous with the industry.

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Security Alert! Impending Clash Between NPF and Islamic Movement in Nigeria

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An unconfirmed report making rounds on social media speculates that Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shi’ites may likely clash on Tuesday. The anticipated clash is premise on the group’s upcoming Ashura procession across 19 Northern States of Nigeria .

Here is a copy of the security alert circulating social media:

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What El-Rufai Said about Tribunal Verdict on His Election

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has welcome the affirmation of his re-election by a Governorship Election Petitions Tribuna sitting in Kaduna.

Reacting to the tribuna verdict, the governor reiterated his call for all residents of the state to join hands in progressive endeavours for peace and development.

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Why Tribunal Nullified Orji Kalu’s Election as Abia North Senator

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A National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abia State Monday nullified the election of Orji Uzor Kalu as the Senator representing Abia North.

The tribunal also ordered for a rerun election for the Abia North Senatorial District.

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Inflated Contracts: Fashola Counters BPP’s Statement, Challenges Bureau to Publish Its Rates

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Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Monday said there was no inflated contract in the ministry, contrary to the claim by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).

BPP has recently claimed that it “…saved over N26 billion…” for the Federal Government in the year 2018 by revising down “inflated” contract sums by government contractors some of which emanated from the erstwhile Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.

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We’ll Pull Out All our Investments – Trump Threatens South Africa

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The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has reacted to the South African Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners, many have been killed, many businesses vandalized.

Mr President wrote this on his Twitter Handle @realDonalTrump.

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Sniper: UNN student attempts suicide, rescued

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The Enugu State Police Command says a student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, on Saturday drank a substance believed to be ‘Sniper’ insecticide  in a  bid to take her life.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Sunday that the student was, however, responding to treatment.

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adieu… Legendary Robert Mugabe Passes on at 95

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Zimbabwe’s first post-independent leader, Robert Mugabe, has died at the age of 95 in Singapore where he was seeking treatment.

Announcing the death of Mugabe on Friday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said: “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Comrade Robert Mugabe.

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Xenophobic Attack – Youths Take over East Park Mall in Zambia

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The ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa has sprang series of reprisal attacks from angry youths in some African Countries.

According to reports, Zambian youths have taken over East Park Mall, an establishment owned by South Africa Government.

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World’s Youngest Undergraduate at 6, Meet Joshua Beckford from Nigeria

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Nigerians are talented and gifted in diverse aspect of life and academics, despite the criticism and discrimination against Nigerian immigrants, residing in other countries, we always float higher.

One of The ‘Worlds Youngest’ Genius Joshua Beckford, a Nigerian teenager has broken another record to proof the later.

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Breaking – Air Peace To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa For Free

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Following the xenophibic attracts on Nigerians and other foreign Nationals in South Africa, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Air Peace Airlines has volunteered to send an aircraft to South Africa from Friday, September 6, to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to the country, free of charge.

“The general public is hereby advised to inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage of this laudable gesture.”

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Xenophobic Attacks, MTN Closes Stores & Service Centres in Nigeria

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In fear of more rephrasal attacks, the management of MTN Nigeria have resorted to closing down it’s stores and services centres across Nigeria till further notice.

Recall last night angry Nigerian youths attacked Shoprite in Lagos which led to looting and destruction of properties. Twelve suspects have been arrested so far in connection with the attacks, as Lagos State Government condemns it.

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Leah Sharibu is Alive, We Won’t Give up on Her Safe Return – Presidency

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Saturday said Leah Sharibu, the student of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe State, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in February 2018, is still very much alive, assuring that the Presidency would not give up on her safe return

“Instead of giving up, the government is carrying forward processes that should hopefully yield her release by her captors,” said Shehu, while speaking to a group of journalists in Abuja.

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Xenophobia Attacks on Nigerians and Fellow Africans in South Africa, Our Stand

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The ongoing barbaric violence instituted by the South Africans against fellow Africans, most especially against Nigerians must be addressed and come to a halt now.

The images and storylines emanating from South Africa are very disturbing and urgent practical steps must be taken to change the narratives.

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Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas…It’s Time to Rebuild the Island

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US officials and counterparts around the world sent out an urgent call for help for the Bahamas after the northernmost islands in the archipelago were pulverized by Hurricane Dorian.

Thousands of residents of Grand Bahama and Abaco islands are without shelter, stranded by flooding and are likely to suffer shortages of food, water and medicine that will worsen without quick action by the international community, according to coordinated messages from the United Nations, the US state department, the US embassy in Nassau and local officials.

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Scam Alert! Fashola Disowns Facebook Account, Warns Public Not to Fall Victim

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Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, Sunday reiterated his position and described as fake a Facebook account set up in his name alongside his picture, warning members of the public against being deceived by dupes and scammers.

Fashola, who on several occasions in the past disclaimed such fake accounts, reaffirmed that his verified Facebook account remains @BABATUNDEFASHOLA.

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