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Tribunal declares Ademola Adeleke as Osun governor, sacks APC’s Oyetola

March 22, 2019

The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared as winner Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the 2018 governorship election in the state, Ademola Adeleke.

It held that the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, were not validly returned.

 

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAUTIONS ROAD USERS ON RECKLESS DRIVING

March 21, 2019

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said injuries and avoidable accidents that occur on highways are not always due to bad roads as claimed by road users. (more…)

INLAND REVENUE SERVICE REFUTES REPORT OF FIFTY PERCENT VAT INCREASE

The Federal Inland Revenue Service has refuted report of planned increment of Value Added Tax by fifty per cent to meet up payment of the newly proposed minimum wage. (more…)

FEDERAL LAWMAKERS CONDEMN MILITARISATION OF 2019 POLLS

Federal Lawmakers in a rowdy session yesterday condemned the alleged use of the military in the conduct of the 2019 elections. (more…)

NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR GLOBAL WAR AGAINST RACISM

March 20, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week’s deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch. (more…)

NNPC PLANS GAS PIPELINE EXTENSION TO ALGERIA

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is considering extending the ongoing Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline system across the Sahara to Algeria in North Africa. (more…)

NIGERIA TO PRIORITISE HEALTH EXPENDITURE IN 2019

The Federal Government has said it would continue to prioritise health expenditure despite the dwindling revenue. (more…)

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS 50 PERCENT INCREASE IN VALUE ADDED TAX TO FUND MINIMUM WAGE

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, and the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, has said the Federal Government was considering an upward review of the Value Added Tax by 50 per cent. (more…)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO INVESTIGATE MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN GENERAL ELECTIONS

The House of Representatives has adopted a motion to probe the involvement of military personnel in the just- concluded general election. (more…)

AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA CRACKDOWN FOLLOWING MOSQUE SHOOTING

March 19, 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for global restrictions on social media following the Christchurch mosque attacks. (more…)

CENTRAL BANK PLANS SINGLE-DIGIT INTEREST LOAN FOR OIL PALM PRODUCERS

The Central Bank of Nigeria has unveiled fresh plans to revive the palm oil value chain to enable the sector to generate foreign exchange and reduce the level of unemployment in the country. (more…)

JAMB TO PUBLISH NAMES OF IMPERSONATORS FOR PAST TEN YEARS

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has partnered security operatives and agencies to curb cyber crimes and eliminate modern cheating methods used by fraudulent candidates sitting for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. (more…)

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