Thisday Newspaper News Today Thursday 24th January 2019
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target=_blank>S’Court Decides Rivers’ APC Primaries Logjam Under the Gun Friday
Iyobosa Uwugiaren and Alex Enumah in Abuja The Supreme Court is to finally resolve the Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries logjam tomorrow as it delivers its judgement on an appeal brought before it by parties in the protracted conflict, THISADY learnt last night. The judgement, which had been reserved indefinitely on Monday, apparently
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target=_blank>FG Orders IOCs to Pay Outstanding Oil Revenues on PSCs
Gives 14-day deadline Threatens defaulters with contract termination Davidson Iriekpen The federal government has given International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria’s deep offshore and inland basin a 14-day ultimatum to pay all outstanding revenues on Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), THISDAY has learnt. The government said the revenues are in compliance with the Supreme Court
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target=_blank>Govt Unveils Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative
To increase VAT Introduces excise duty on carbonated drinks Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja The federal government has unveiled a Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative (SRGI) for sustainable revenue generation in various sectors of the economy, part of which is to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from the current five per cent. Speaking in Abuja while
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target=_blank>Saraki: Atiku Didn’t Travel to US as My Aide
Hamid Adedeji The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has debunked insinuation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, travelled to the United States as an aide to the Senate president, describing the claim as false. President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Ms. Lauretta Onochie,
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target=_blank>Buhari Transmits Minimum Wage Bill to National Assembly
NUT, CDHR reject N27,000 recommendation Jonathan Eze and Ugo Aliogo President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted the National Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly after its approval by the National Council of State. This is coming as the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) have opposed
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target=_blank>Two Soldiers Killed as Troops Decimate 58 Bandits in Zamfara
Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja Two Nigerian soldiers were killed while eight others wounded as troops decimated 58 bandits in Zamfara State as the combined forces of the military and other security agencies and vigilante groups battled bandits ravaging North-west states of Zamfara, Sokoto and Katsina. The confrontation followed the discovery of a large gang of
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target=_blank>Lawmakers Uncover Errors in 2019 Budget
Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja Relevant committees of the House of Representatives were wednesday mandated to liaise with Ministry of Budget and National Planning, and the Ministry of Finance to urgently correct some irreconcilable differences in figures presented in the 2019 Appropriation Bill if the second reading must continue today. The Speaker, Hon.Yakubu Dogara, who gave
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target=_blank>Group Protests in Abuja, Accuses Obasanjo of Treason
Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja A civil society group, the Concerned Nigerian Masses, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of covert plan to destabilise the country. It made the accusation Wednesday during its protest march in Abuja from the Unity Fountain to the Presidential Villa. The spokesman of the group, Okpokwu Ogenyi,described Obasanjo as “an agent
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target=_blank>INEC Receives N198bn for General Election
To transmit presidential poll results electronically, physically Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja and Bassey Inyang in Calabar The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has revealed that the N198 billion budgetary allocation for the funding of the forthcoming general election, has been released to the commission. The electoral body has also
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Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Town
Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri Boko Haram insurgents have infiltrated Geidam town in Yobe State, shooting sporadically to send many residents of the town in flight. According to people that spoke to our correspondent from hiding in the town, the insurgents took advantage of the market to infiltrate the town pretending to be traders. They said […]
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