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Nigeria set to cut taxes for small businesses – Adeosun

Nigeria’s finance ministry has announced that the country plans to lower taxes for small and medium-sized companies to create more jobs. As Nigeria grapples with a recession which is bound to continue with the third quarter GDP figures now being expected, the government is trying a variety of measures to ...

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CCB invites Amaechi, Fashola, Fayemi, others over assets verification

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The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) says it has begun massive verification of assets declared by top serving and former public officers at the federal, state and local government levels. The verification process involves physical appearance by the officials for conference and field verification of their declared assets. The Chairman ...

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Edo dep. governor-elect responds to INEC collation officer who accused him of thuggery

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During the live collation and announcement process for the Edo governorship election in Benin on Wednesday, the collation officer for Etsako West local government area, Prof. Adewole Atere, made a damning allegation against the Deputy Governor-elect of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu. Prof Atere said that Shuaibu used armed thugs to ...

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Why Soludo described Buhari’s attitude as dangerous

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On the issue of restructuring, especially in light of the Biafran agitation, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has said that the attitude of President Muhammadu Buhari is dangerous. He advised the president not to ignore calls for fiscal federalism and the re-negotiation of Nigeria’s unity, ...

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Kogi PDP sacks state chairman

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The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday suspended the state’s party Chairman, Sam Uhuoto for violating some sections of the party’s constitution. Signed by 30 members of the executive, the letter of suspension accused Uhuoto of deliberately refusing to call the meeting of state executive committee ...

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Oshiomhole and wife in victory dance following Obaseki’s win

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Even as supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state were sad, dejected and took to the streets in protest, those backing the All Progressives Congress (APC) were overjoyed and danced on the streets in celebration. Governor Adams Oshiomhole jumped for joy at his office where he was ...

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Ogun pastor says he was not struck by the gods when he went to destroy shrine

A clergyman, Pastor Wale Fagbere, who was reportedly paralysed after destroying a shrine in Aiyetoro in Ogun, has said that people mistook his posture at the shrine for paralysis. Fagbere, who presides over the Christ Apostolic Church, Ona-Iye parish , Ayetoro , stated this at a press conference in Abeokuta. ...

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What President Buhari told me this morning – VP Osinbajo explains

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“This morning, I had a meeting with the President and he repeated to me twice, he said ‘at my age there is only one thing I am looking for, I want to see a great Nigeria’. He has no other objective and I feel very inspired by that,” Vice President ...

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Coincidence? Atiku and Tinubu were together on the same day they aligned on Ondo APC primary

Former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar (left) and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the 9th Investiture ceremony of President of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Mr. Oluwaseyi Emmanuel Abe and lecture with the theme, "Nigeria's Economy: Growth The Only Imperative" by Mr. Mustapha Chike-Obi at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday, 28 September, 2016.

In an interesting twist on Wednesday, former vice president Atiku Abubakar aligned himself with the position of former Lagos governor and APC leader, Bola Tinubu, who forcefully condemned the APC national chairman for allowing the result of the Ondo governorship primary to stand. Tinubu had called on John Odigie-Oyegun, the ...

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Sheriff PDP faction says it is not in support of rejection of Edo result by Makarfi faction

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Disputed National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he was not in support of Thursday’s rejection of the yet-to-be-declared result of Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo. He said the rejection of the result ahead of its declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was ...

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It’s official: Godwin Obaseki wins Edo governorship election (See Details)

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With the results for all 18 local government areas in Edo state now officially in, the APC candidate Godwin Obaseki has emerged as the winner of the poll, defeating his main rival, the PDP’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu. With 319,483 votes for Obaseki against Ize-Iyamu’s 253,173 votes, the difference between both candidates ...

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#EdoDecides: Official: PDP rejects Edo governorship election result

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The complete results for the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday has not even been announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), but the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already rejected the results. INEC is still announcing the results as at the time of filing this report. In ...

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#EdoDecides: Protests break out in Benin as results show Obaseki leading

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There is an ongoing protest at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Office in Benin, venue of the collation of results for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. The protesters, many of whom are from Esan West and Esan East local government areas, are protesting against the conduct of the election ...

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Why Edo APC dep. governorship candidate was protesting at INEC office today

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Philip Shaibu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) deputy governorship candidate stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo state protesting against the alleged cancellation of election in his polling unit. Accompanied by armed policemen, Shaibu came in just before 8am but was prevented from gaining access ...

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Father of Chibok girl killed by Boko Haram

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The father of one of the Chibok school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 has been killed by the terrorist sect. Lalai Nkeki, the father of Kauna, was killed last Monday when the Boko Haram terrorists attacked some Borno villages killing up to eight people, the chairman of the ...

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Adamawa Gov. Jibrilla is as clueless and unserious as they come

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Governance is serious business. It is not for clowns or for those who think it should revolve around their pin-size egos. People like Governor Bindow Jibrilla of Adamawa State. On Wednesday, the governor threatened that he was going to sign into law the white paper of the late Justice Umaru ...

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Amnesty International accuses Nigerian govt of trying to suppress dissenting voices

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The Nigerian government is arresting and intimidating journalists and protesters in an attempt to muzzle dissent, Amnesty International has said. The rights group enunciated the blocking of a series of peaceful protests to make its point, including activists demanding the government rescue of more than 200 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, Shiite ...

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#EdoDecides: So who is leading at the moment? It depends

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Which of the two main candidates – Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) – is leading at the moment in the Edo state governorship election? The real answer is that it is a very tight race and at this ...

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17 CSOs ask all principal officers of national assembly to step down

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The heads of 17 civil society organisations (CSOs) have signed a statement calling for the resignation of all the principal officers of the two chambers of the national assembly. The CSOs said that the principal officers have spent an inordinate amount of time defending themselves while the business of lawmaking ...

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Army set to launch Operation Rescue Final to free abducted persons

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has disclosed that the military will, any moment from now, commence “Operation Rescue Final” which will be targeted at rescuing all abducted persons. Buratai, while receiving members of the House of Representatives Committee on Army, stated with the war against insurgents at ...

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