Lagos Introduces New Measure to End Revenue Leakages

Akinwunmi Ambode Gboyega Akinsanmi The Lagos State Government has said that it will no longer accept cash payment in revenue collection effective from March 1, noting that the new tax payment system would end revenue leakages in the state. Rather than cash payment, the state government noted that the residents should henceforth pay their taxes…

LG Autonomy: Ihedioha Flays Imo Lawmakers for Rejecting Bill

Ihedioha…Sheriff is a distraction Amby Uneze in Owerri A former deputy speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has flayed members of the Imo State House of Assembly over their rejection of the proposed amendment bill seeking financial autonomy for local governments. The bill was forwarded to all the 36 state…

Agency Distributes 900 Desks to Female Colleges in Sokoto

By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto The Sokoto State Agency for Female Education has distributed 900 school desks to various girls colleges in four local government areas of the state. Presenting the items to representatives of the schools, the Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Female Education, Dr. Amamatu Yusuf, said the items have…

Finally, Obasanjo, Jonathan Reconcile, Seek Nigeria’s Unity  

By Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa   After over two years of what seemed like a cold war between former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, the two Nigerian leaders on Sunday in Otuoke, Jonathan’s village, publicly reconciled and harped on the virtues of forgiveness and national unity. Obasanjo who was also treated to a luncheon in…

Resilient project monitoring, evaluation metrics key to sustainable economic devt – Obaseki

…warns against ‘bastard mentality’ Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that economic growth and development can only be attained when state institutions are driven not only by well-defined strategies but also monitored and evaluated through well-thought-out, reliable metrics. Obaseki said this in Benin City on Monday, at a Workshop on Designing, Building and…

Provide Better Choice of Leadership for Nigerians, Babaginda Tells PDP

Former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida •Expresses satisfaction with its rebranding •We are ready to regain power in 2019, say Secondus, Makarfi   By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja and Shola Oyeyipo in Lagos   Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd), at the weekend challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to focus on providing a better…

MPC Stalemate: CBN to Maintain Forward Guidance as Policy Tool  

The CBN governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele By Obinna Chima   Following the Senate’s refusal to consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees to fill the vacancies in the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has decided to hold on to forward guidance to communicate its monetary policy intentions pending the resolution of the…

Falana Laments Delay in Prosecution of Benue Killings Suspects  

Femi-Falana •Seeks investigation of AGs for not prosecuting murder suspects   By Gboyega Akinsanmi   Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has lamented the delay in prosecuting over 100 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Benue State, fearing that the suspects might eventually escape justice.  Falana has also asked the Nigerian Bar…