Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers Thursday 13th February 2020

Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers and Evening News Thursday 13th February 2020

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Tax waiver: Nigeria lost N1.3trn in 5 years – FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) says Nigeria lost 1.3trillion Naira to granting of tax waivers to companies operating in three sectors of the economy in the last five years. The Chairman of FIRS, Mr Muhammad Nami, disclosed at an investigative hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Finance for revenue generating agencies in the […]
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PDP, Atiku hail Supreme Court verdict on Bayelsa, demands same on Imo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the people of Bayelsa state, the ‘governor-elect,’ Senator Douye Diri and his ‘deputy governor-elect,’ Lawrence Ewrujakpor, as their mandate has been restored by the Supreme Court. The PDP, in a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, however insisted that the apex Court must “right […]
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CBN, AGF fail to give explanation on N596bn Ecological Fund as Senate summons SGF

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), on Thursday, failed to explain how N596 billion in the Ecological Fund Account were spent between 1999 till 2015, just as the Senate Committee on Public Accounts summoned Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, over the fund. […]
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Bill to introduce Community Police scales second reading in Senate

A bill seeking to establish community police forums across the country passed second reading in the senate on Thursday. The piece of legislation seeks to provide for the framework for the Police Service and ensure cooperation and partnership between the police and communities in maintaining peace and combating crime and insecurity in Nigeria. Sponsor of […]
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No government will be sworn-in tomorrow in Bayelsa – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that there won’t be any government in Bayelsa state on Friday, saying there is no qualified candidate to be sworn-in as governor of the state. He stated this while addressing newsmen in Abuja at the party’s secretariat on Thursday, following the […]
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Forbes: Only 4 Nigerians make exclusive billionaires list

Forbes recently released its annual exclusive billionaires ranking with only 4 Nigerians, Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Abdul Samad Rabiu and Folorunsho Alakija making the highly coveted list. Amongst the four, Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group retained his spot as the World’s richest black person with a fortune of USD10.1 billion. Mike Adenuga, Chairman of […]
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APC, PDP react to Supreme Court ruling on Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed shock over Supreme Court ruling nullifying the election of Mr David Lyon as the Governor-elect for the state on Thursday. The Supreme Court had ruled that Lyon’s deputy Ereminyor submitted forged documents which disqualified the joint ticket and nomination and urged INEC to withdraw the […]
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Why Buhari hasn’t responded to our call to sack service chiefs — Senate

The Senate, on Thursday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to respond to the National Assembly’s call that service chiefs be fired because of the sensitive nature of security issue. The lawmakers had, two weeks ago, asked President Buhari to sack security chiefs and declare a state of national emergency on security due to the […]
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‘Nigeria does not have the capacity to borrow $23 billion’

Financial Analyst and Managing Director, Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr. Johnson Chukwu has said the country does not have the capacity to borrow $23 billion as currently canvassed by the federal government . Chukwu disclosed this in an exclusive chat with Daily Trust yesterday in Lagos while responding to question on the borrowing plan of […]
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Buhari mourns popular highlife musician, Victor Olaiya

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family, friends and all lovers of vintage highlife music as played by Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya, who passed on at 89. President Buhari, in a statement issued Thursday by his media aide, Femi Adesina, said the highlife maestro, known for his mastery of the trumpet, brought joy and […]
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Aviation Minister gives reason for diversion of international, local flights from Lagos airport

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has given reason for recent flights diversion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Sirika in a statement by his Director of Public Affairs, Mr James Dauda said the malfunctioning of Instrument Landing System (ILS) which made landing difficult, was responsible the flights diversion. Sirika assured the […]
Aviation Minister gives reason for diversion of international, local flights from Lagos airport

Osun govt endorses ‘Amotekun’ bill, awaits parliamentary ratification

Osun State government, on Thursday, endorsed the draft bill for the establishment of Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed “Operation Amotekun”. Ismail Omipindan, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola confirmed the endorsement to newsmen in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, adding that the action was taken at an emergency meeting of the […]
Osun govt endorses ‘Amotekun’ bill, awaits parliamentary ratification

Panic in Ozubulu as petrol tanker goes up in flames after discharging fuel

An unmarked petrol tanker on Thursday went up in flames, causing pandemonium among residents of Ozubulu community in Anambra State. An eyewitness told DAILY POST that the tanker suddenly caught fire, shortly after discharging petroleum products suspected to be fuel in a petrol station, Sonwa Global Ventures. The incident, which happened close to the filling […]
Panic in Ozubulu as petrol tanker goes up in flames after discharging fuel

Bill to legalise Amotekun passes second reading in Oyo Assembly

The bill, which seeks to legalise the newly-launched Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) also known as Amotekun, has passed through the second reading at the Oyo State House of Assembly. DAILY POST reports that the bill, tagged The Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 also known as Amotekun Corps bill is to establish an […]
Bill to legalise Amotekun passes second reading in Oyo Assembly

Bayelsa: No one will be sworn in tomorrow – Oshiomhole reveals APC next action

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole has condemned the Supreme Court’s judgment which sacked David Lyon, APC Governor-elect. In a unanimous judgement on Thursday, Justice Mary Odilli annulled the party’s victory in Bayelsa State. A five man panel held that Lyon’s deputy, Degi-Eremieoyo presented a forged certificate to the Independent National […]
Bayelsa: No one will be sworn in tomorrow – Oshiomhole reveals APC next action

Ondo varsity expels six students over cultism

Six undergraduates of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State have been expelled from the institution over their alleged involvement in cult related activities. The cultists, who were in 300 levels in the private university, were on Thursday, handed over to the police for prosecution shortly after appearing before the school’s disciplinary committee. The suspected cultists who […]
Ondo varsity expels six students over cultism

Insecurity: We’ll no longer tolerate killing of Nigerians – Senate President, Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the leadership of the National Assembly will no longer tolerate the unnecessary killing of Nigerians by criminals threatening the security of the country. This was even as he demanded a complete restructuring of the Security Architecture of the Nigeria Police Force, equipping of Police training institutions […]
Insecurity: We’ll no longer tolerate killing of Nigerians – Senate President, Lawan

NDDC denies award of 300 contracts to serving Senator

The Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Joi Nunieh has denied awarding 300 different contracts to a serving Senator. He spoke at a budget defence of the agency in Abuja. The NDDC boss’s reaction followed reports in the media to the effect that such contracts were awarded with 150 out of 300 […]
NDDC denies award of 300 contracts to serving Senator

Imo Assembly seeks immediate prosecution of REC, RO as more members decamp to APC

Twenty one members of the Imo State House of Assembly including the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins, have asked that the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Chukwuemeka Ezeonu and the Returning Officer of the 2019 Imo governorship election, Prof. Francis Otunta be prosecuted for violating the electoral act by illegally declaring Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples […]
Imo Assembly seeks immediate prosecution of REC, RO as more members decamp to APC

Imo House of Assembly bans protests

The Imo State House of Assembly has banned any form of protest in the state. The lawmakers said protests have become dangerous events and are exposing people of the state to danger. The lawmakers also issued a strong warning to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, asking the opposition party to stop crying wolf over the […]
Imo House of Assembly bans protests

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