Nigeria: New Executive Order to force citizens to pay tax arrears

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday signed an Executive Order that would encourage citizens to voluntarily come forward and pay tax arrears without being forced. Osinbajo signed the order immediately after officially launching government’s tax amnesty programme tagged – Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), which seeks to boost the country’s very low tax base […]

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Factors that drain your phone’s battery

Many factors can affect a smartphone battery, including environmental conditions, age and apps. Start by making sure your phone is up to date with all the available software for its apps and operating system, and restart the device. Photo The device’s Battery settings display information about apps and their power use. Credit: The New York Times

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Federal Ministry of Science and Technology ensuring patronage of made in Nigeria products and services

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology on Thursday restated the commitment of the ministry to promote the patronage of made in Nigeria products and services. Onu said this while declaring open a two-day dialogue and sensitisation programme with stakeholders on the promotion of made in Nigeria products in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. “The Federal […]

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Nigerian president not on life support

The Nigeria in Diaspora Monitoring Group (United Kingdom Chapter) has faulted the recent media report, which alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has been on “life support for 20-days. Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, had in a statement he personally urged Nigerians to pray for the President as all was not well with him. “Like every […]

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Ex-Power Minister calls for electricity improvement in Nigeria

Former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji on Thursday called for the segmentation of power transmission lines to improve electricity supply and check national grid breakdown. “When segmented, the lines should be privatised to renowned electricity transmission companies that have the competence to manage it and expend on it as agreed,’’ Nnaji said. The former […]

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Nigeria: Businessmen laments poor state of national economy and rising poverty level

Onitsha-based businessmen, under the aegis of Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA) has lamented the poor state of national economy and rising poverty level in the country. The group said that the current recession in the country, coupled with other macro economic challenges, had continued to pose a strong threat to the […]

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Oshiomhole says IBB should apologise to Nigerians

Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has said that former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, owed the nation apology for contributing to where the country found itself. Oshiomhole was speaking at the 5th Triennial Delegates Conference of the Petroleum And Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) in Abuja, where he […]

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VP bags life imprisonment for raping 12-yr-old

AN Ado-Ekiti high court, yesterday, sentenced a former Vice Principal of St. Mary’s Girls Grammar School, Ikole-Ekiti, Taiwo Ajayi, to life imprisonment for raping a 12-year-old student. Ajayi was found guilty of raping a minor contrary to Section 31(2) of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State, 2012. The convict was the Vice Principal (Academics) […]

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NNPC seek to increase its crude oil reserves to 40-billion barrels by 2020

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it had a tripartite agreement with local energy firm First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company and international oil services company Schlumberger to develop the Anyala and Madu fields under Oil Mining Licence (OML) 83 and 85. The OPEC member state has been seeking investment to increase its crude […]

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How to create paper fragrance

What you need Your selected paper Fragrant or essential oil and an airtight container Instructions Apply a few drops of oil to one corner of your paper. This will create a soft fragrance through your paper but may leave oil marks. For a softer scent but no stains place all your paper into an airtight […]

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How is paper perfumed?

Fruity, musk, floral, woodsy… believe it or not, the human nose can detect the difference between nearly 1,000 different odours. Our nose is very sensitive to delicate variations in smell. To cater to the need ‘to smell good’, perfume manufacturers churn out innovative new fragrances all the time. How is Paper Perfumed? [Illustration by Shinod […]

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Corrupt Nigerian billionaire owns stakes in New York

The owner of a $50.9 million Manhattan condo that is scheduled to be sold at a foreclosure auction next month is Kolawole “Kola” Aluko, a Nigerian businessman accused in court filings of defrauding that country’s government. Nigerian officials have attempted to freeze Aluko’s assets, including a full-floor penthouse at Midtown’s One57 skyscraper, as part of a wider […]

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N480 million unpaid tax recovered in Kano

The Kano State Government said it had recovered N480 million unpaid tax on installed mast from mobile telephone service providers in the state.‎ The state governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, disclosed ‎this in Kano on Tuesday while inaugurating six vehicles procured by Kano Internal Revenue Service (KIRS) for its staff at the Government House.‎ The governor said […]

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Cameroon forces about 1,000 refuges into Nigeria

Cameroon authorities forced nearly 900 refugees back to northern Nigeria against their will this week, violating an agreement between the two countries to shield thousands from Boko Haram violence, the United Nations said on Thursday. The Cameroonian government denied force had been used to send refugees home and said repatriation had taken place with the […]

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