13 persons rescued from kidnappers by troops in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government said troops rescued 13 kidnapped persons from bandits after fierce gun duel in Chikun Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan confirmed the development in a statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna. “Troops have reported the rescue of 13 kidnapped persons from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun Local Government Area. “The 13 … Continue reading 13 persons rescued from kidnappers by troops in Kaduna

US now backs patent protection waivers for COVID-19 vaccines

…The decision opens the door for vaccines being manufactured worldwide. The Biden administration now says it supports waiving the intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, opening the door for their possible manufacturing by companies and countries around the world, beyond those that invented them. It is a historic shift and one that advocates and aid groups say is critical for speeding up the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The … Continue reading US now backs patent protection waivers for COVID-19 vaccines

Champions League: Chelsea defeats Real Madrid, to face Man City in an all English final

Chelsea will face Manchester City in the Champions League final in Istanbul after convincingly overcoming a fading Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge. On a night of high tension, even behind closed doors, Chelsea fully deserved a victory that sets up an all-English final against Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders on 29 May. Thomas Tuchel’s hosts were grateful to goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for two fine first-half … Continue reading Champions League: Chelsea defeats Real Madrid, to face Man City in an all English final

I don’t subscribe to payment of ransom – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he does not believe in payment of ransom to bandits or kidnappers. Obasanjo lamented specifically that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan had paid ransom to kidnappers and bandits but stated both administrations denied it. He noted that payment of ransom to kidnappers and bandits encourages criminals indulging in the act, recommending the Federal Government must … Continue reading I don’t subscribe to payment of ransom – Obasanjo

Labour opposes move by FG to cut salaries, merge MDAs

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has opposed moves by the Federal Government to cut salaries of civil servants as well as the number of federal agencies. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had said the FG was working to reduce the high cost of governance by cutting the salaries of civil servants as well as the number of federal agencies. The Minister … Continue reading Labour opposes move by FG to cut salaries, merge MDAs

Obasanjo Criticises Nigerians calling for secession

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country. Obasanjo made the observation when he received the Tiv Professional Group (TPG) from Benue State who paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported. The former president recalled a discussion … Continue reading Obasanjo Criticises Nigerians calling for secession

ICPC, Finance Ministry move to Reduce Cost of Governance

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has requested the assistance of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to help in reducing the high cost of governance in the public sector. She said this at a Policy Dialogue on Corruption and Cost of Governance in Nigeria organised by the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) the training … Continue reading ICPC, Finance Ministry move to Reduce Cost of Governance

NIDCOM Holds Maiden Diaspora Quarterly Lecture

 The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) will on Saturday, May 8, 2021, hold its maiden Diaspora Quarterly Lecture on critical issues of concern to Nigerians living abroad In a statement,  Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head, Media, and Public Relations Unit of NIDCOM, stated that the theme of the lecture is“Mobilising Nigerians in the Diaspora for National Development.” The lecture, according to  Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of … Continue reading NIDCOM Holds Maiden Diaspora Quarterly Lecture

2021 Census: Reps ask FG to postpone exercise over insecurity

The House of Representatives has called for the postponement of the 2021 population and housing census being planned by the National Population Commission. It said at its plenary on Wednesday that the country was unsafe for the exercise in view of the rising insecurity in Nigeria. The House, presided over by the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, advised the Federal Government to suspend the exercise till … Continue reading 2021 Census: Reps ask FG to postpone exercise over insecurity

Tax Evasion: FIRS Plans Direct Deductions from Defaulters Bank Accounts, Other Assets

Following rising cases of wilful and illegal withholding of taxes collected by companies, corporations, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and other agents of collection, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has served public notices to defaulters that the Service plans “to recover taxes due from the defaulters’ asset in the custody of any person, including but not limited to sums standing to its credit with … Continue reading Tax Evasion: FIRS Plans Direct Deductions from Defaulters Bank Accounts, Other Assets