She however did not state whether the supposed receivers get the money monthly or annually. Adeosun spoke on Friday in Abuja while receiving a Progress Report by the National Tax Policy Implementation Committee on tax law reforms. She said that the government was laying emphasis on tax because it was the only reliable source of revenue to achieve its developmental goals. “I want to underscore that this government led by Muhammadu Buhari, came in at a time when oil price was as low as 28 dollars per barrel. “This led us in search of a revenue base that is sustainable, predictable and can deliver development and succour to the masses. “One of the functions of the tax system, which many people overlook, is that it is the most reliable tool for government to use to red
The police boss urged states to suspend the Anti-Grazing laws until ranches had been put in place by the federal government. He spoke during a closed-door meeting with the senate Committee on police at the National Assembly, on Friday. A source at the meeting who spoke with TheCable said,“He (IGP) said the anti-grazing law is the issue and that it should be stopped temporarily but brought back after the ranches have been put in place by the federal government. “He blamed the escalation of the clashes on the implementation of the anti-grazing law.” The police boss also disclosed that about 100 people had been arrested in connection with Benue killings.
He therefore called on the people to set aside their political differences and support the government in tackling insecurity in the state. Ortom spoke when he received Joseph Tondo, state Chairman, Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, and other members of the coalition on a condolence visit to him in Makurdi on Friday. The governor emphasised the need for synergy to tackle the security challenges faced by the state, pointing out that the activities of terrorists did not know APC, PDP, LP or APGA. He said those terrorising the people of Benue had ulterior motives, including the takeover of the state, and had made their intentions known in several fora. He expressed optimism that “God would see the people of the state through the current security challenges”. Ear
United are currently second on the table, 15 points behind rivals Manchester City. Speaking ahead of this weekend’s home game against Huddersfield, Mourinho says their objective is to finish behind City. “The game is important because we need points to be the first of the last. “We have to try to finish second. We are in this positions all season, we were first for a few weeks and then we were always second. “I don’t remember us being fourth, fifth or sixth, we have been there since the beginning of the season, better than last season in every aspect – points, position, number of goals scored, number of goals conceded, better in everything. “So we have to try to stay there and it’s not easy, because there are very good teams around us. Chelsea are champions again,
The ex-governor said this in reaction to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement, advising Buhari not to seek re-election. Oshiomole while speaking said the ex-president is not Buhari’s adviser, therefore, cannot dictate his decisions. He disclosed this when he visited Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. “I came to wish the president a Happy New Year and appreciate him for his leadership of the country because as an APC activist and loyalist, I’m a party man, to reassure him of my absolute and total support for his government and even for 2019,” he said. “I think that in moments like this nobody should seat on the fence. Our country has challenges and there are huge temptations here and there. It is important he knows that he has men and women wh
The President said this on Friday when he received the outgoing South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lulu Louis Mnguni, at the State House in Abuja. The said Nigeria made lots of sacrifices during the years of apartheid to ensure that full rights were restored to all citizens, irrespective of the colour of their skin. According to a statement from his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, President Buhari informed the diplomat that Nigeria would continue to strengthen its historic and fraternal relationship with South Africa. The President congratulated Mnguni on the successful completion of his duty tour, saying bilateral relations between both countries would be improved, especially in trade where they have areas of competitive advant...
This statement was made by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday. Speaking with newsmen after leading troops on a 15km Route March, Buratai said Exercises Harbin Kunama III, Crocodile Smile III and Egwu Eke Dance III would also be conducted in 2018. Exercise Harbin Kunama I and II were conducted in 2016 and 2017, respectively, to deal with the menace of cattle rustling and herdsmen/farmers clashes in parts of North-West and North-Central. While Crocodile Smile and Egwu Eke Dance were conducted in the Niger Delta and the South-East, respectively, in 2017 to tackle pipeline vandalism, oil theft and piracy, violent agitation and kidnapping. Asked if there would be a special exercise to address recurring herdsmen/farmers clashes in Benue, Taraba and par
Tinubu stated that it was too early to respond to movement as every Nigerian is entitled to freedom of speech and association. The former governor of Lagos state disclosed this in a brief interview with journalists at the Imo State Government House on Thursday. He said, “The appropriate time is not now for response on the Coalition Movement but we are in a democracy, we are in a country that is a signatory to the Charter of the United Nation which guarantees free movement, free association and free speech.” On the reason for his visit to Imo, Tinubu added ‘”the governor is a very good friend and the government that is here is our government, the APC government. “We are here to pay final respect to the gentleman and Nationalist, Alex Ekwueme.”
Top government officials, close friends and family, gathered at his hometown in Oko Anambra state, where he was buried on Friday. Some of those present to witness the final moments were former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Mrs Patience, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, the Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano; Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state, among others. The former Vice President whose remains returned to Nigeria on Monday, died at a hospital in London United Kingdom on November 19, 2017, following a respiratory illness. Born October 21, 1932, Ekwueme started his career as an architect after earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture and city planning, as an awardee of
The State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, told reporters at his office on Thursday that the increment was part of ongoing reforms in the education sector. He explained that 27.5 per cent would be added to all teachers’ salary while the other five per cent would serve as an incentive for teachers posted to rural areas. Mr Sani noted that the increase in the salaries of teachers has placed them above other civil servants in the state, and it was aimed at attracting the best hands to the teaching profession. He equally announced that free accommodation and other incentives would be provided for them, especially for those serving in rural communities. According to the Commissioner, the state government took the measure in order to retain qual