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July 13, 2018 5:44 AM Tax Appeal Tribunals: FG makes new appointments [Full list]

The Federal Government has reconstituted the Tax Appeal Tribunals in the six geopolitical zones as well as Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory. The reconstitution of the Tribunals is in accordance with Section 2(1) of the Fifth Schedule of the Federal Inland Revenue Service Establishment Act. Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who announced this on Thursday 23

July 3, 2018 6:12 PM NFF saga: Giwa breaks silence, reveals why FIFA will not punish Nigeria

Dr. Ishaya Chuwang, the Spokesman of the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Ambassador Christopher Musa Giwa, has urged Nigerians not to worry about statements made by erstwhile President, Melvin Amaju Pinnick. Pinnicked had questioned the decision of the Supreme Court to remove him from office as NFF President. There are fears that FIFA may punish 21

July 3, 2018 2:43 PM 8 corpses recovered, many others feared killed in Niger State flood

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) on Tuesday said eight corpses have so far been recovered following a heavy downpour in Rafi-Gora village and Gangare Saji in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state. The Director General of the agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria,NAN, said that seven teenage 27

June 28, 2018 11:06 AM 15 Die, 70 Injured In Nairobi Market Fire

Fifteen people died and 70 were injured when fire swept through a market and nearby homes in central Nairobi in the early hours of Thursday, a senior official said. The blaze broke out in a timber yard, said Nairobi regional coordinator, Kangethe Thuku. According to Emergency Service St John Ambulance, the fire started at around 2.30 a.m. and spread 24

June 25, 2018 11:31 AM Coastguards Picks Up 948 African Migrants

Officials and an eyewitness have revealed that Libyan coastguards rescued 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday. “The coastguards picked up illegal migrants in different groups. The first group is 97 on one inflatable boat and the second group is 361 migrants on two inflatable boats,” Naval 22

June 21, 2018 8:22 PM 2018 budget: South East Senators ‘shocked’ over reduced allocation for Enugu airport

The South East Senate Caucus has expressed shock over reported cut in the 2018 budget allocation for the Enugu Airport Terminal. He said that the caucus had summoned an emergency meeting of South East lawmakers to unravel when the cut was effected and by who. He added that “no right thinking Igbo man would support any cut on allocation for projects in the South 25

June 20, 2018 2:14 PM South Sudan Rebel Leader Machar Arrives Ethiopia

South Sudan’s rebel leader, Riek Machar, has arrived Ethiopia on Wednesday for a meeting with South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir, for talks to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war. An Ethiopian Government official also confirmed Machar’s arrival and said he would meet Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, before his talks with Kiir. “Riek Machar 22

June 3, 2018 3:16 PM UPDATE: Tunisia Records 25 More Deaths of Migrants

The bodies of 35 migrants have been recovered off Tunisia’s southern coast, the country’s defence ministry said Sunday, revising upwards an earlier government death toll. As of 1:00 pm (1200 GMT), “35 bodies were recovered and 68 migrants rescued,” said Rachid Bouhoula, a spokesman for the ministry. The interior ministry reported a distress call on Saturday 22

May 17, 2018 7:09 PM Kaduna: Bandits attack 4 villages, kill residents in Birnin-Gwari

Armed bandits have again attacked four villages in Kakangi ward in Birnin-Gwari/Giwa Federal Constituency, Kaduna states. The villages are Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabon Gida and one other village adjacent to Dakwaro. The bandits attacked the villages yesterday and operated for three and half hours. A member of ward volunteers, Malam Umar said: “So far, ten bodies 22

May 8, 2018 3:10 PM Met Gala: Rihanna steals show in a pope rock Catholic-inspired outfitThe Sun News

Katy Perry came as an archangel, Rihanna dressed like the pope, and Kim Kardashian was a golden goddess for New York’s Met Gala on Monday on a night of high fashion inspired by religion. The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 29