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November 13, 2017 1:38 PM Masari proposes N211b budget for Katsina in 2018

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has proposed a total sum of N211.4 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. The figure is about N71 billion more than the 2017 budget of N140.2 billion. Presenting the budget estimates, on Monday, on the floor of the state House of Assembly, Governor Masari put the recurrent expenditure at N51.4 billion, representing 27

November 6, 2017 2:06 PM Adeosun reveals numbers of Nigerian companies evading taxes

Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun has revealed numbers of Nigerian companies that do not pay taxes. Adeosun in a statement said that more than 800,000 companies in Nigeria, including government contractors, have never paid any taxes. “Only 14 million Nigerians, out of an economically active base of 70 million, paid their taxes. “Of the 14 million, more than 95% were salary 30

November 2, 2017 3:02 PM FRSC survey indicates 72% commercial drivers operate under alcohol influence

Seventy-two per cent drivers tested for alcohol on the highways in Lagos State are under the influence of alcohol, a survey by the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has revealed. Hyginus Omeje, the Lagos Sector Commander of FRSC, who made the revelation on Thursday, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the survey was carried out by the command 25

November 2, 2017 5:42 AM Buhari, Dogara, Akeredolu mourn as Tinubu’s first son dies

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday lost his eldest son, Babajide, to a heart-related ailment. The Lagos State Chairman of the APC, Chief Henry Ajomale, confirmed this to one of our correspondents on the telephone. Ajomale, while condoling with the former Lagos State governor, denied reports that he issued 34

November 1, 2017 6:07 PM Dogara reacts to death of Tinubu’s first son

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has commiserated with national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, over the death of his first son, Jide Tinubu. This is contained in a statement he personally signed Wednesday evening. “I commiserate with our national leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the demise of his son Jide”, it read. “I was shocked 21

November 1, 2017 1:33 AM Nigeria jumps 24 places in ease of doing business …Buhari, Osinbajo applaud ranking

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report for 2018 has placed Nigeria in the 145th position. This is 24 positions better than the 169th position the nation was ranked in the 2017 report. According the report released by the World Bank on Tuesday, Nigeria is among the 10 top countries that improved on reforms. New Zealand is first on the ease of doing 21

October 31, 2017 11:27 PM Dutch queen commends Lagos health scheme

The Queen of the Netherlands, Her Majesty, Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, saying she was impressed with the effort of the government to ensure affordable health care. Maxima, who is in the state as part of efforts to advance the United Nations’ financial inclusion advocacy as a vehicle 14

October 31, 2017 10:32 PM We need your cooperation to defeat corruption , Presidency begs Nigerians

ABUJA-THE Presidency has appealed to Nigerians to cooperate with government in ensuring that its ongoing war against corruption achieve great success. It said without the cooperation of Nigerians, government’s relentless efforts in killing the menace in the country may be futile. Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Mrs. Lauretta 20

October 31, 2017 7:32 PM No threat can stop us from sacking 22,000 teachers – El rufai

In a live interview with radio stations in Kaduna monitored by Vanguard, governor El Rufai said every body that has the interest of the education of the citizens of the state in mind should be embarrassed by the failure of teachers who could not answer questions meant for primary four pupils. The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT Kaduna chapter recently 27

October 31, 2017 7:27 PM Queen Cerruti of Netherlands visits Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday said the state would begin the implementation of Health Insurance Scheme in 2018 to make healthcare accessible to every resident, irrespective of financial status. The governor said this when Queen Maxima Cerruti of Netherlands and her entourage paid him a courtesy visit at State House in Alausa, Lagos 15