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EFCC tenders document in Ghost worker’s fraud trial

Jude Johnson The trial-within-trial in a case involving one Dairo Samson, who is facing eight counts of theft, criminal breach of trust and advance fee fraud continued on Wednesday, before Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja. The defendant allegedly defrauded the Federal Government to the

National Security: FG to build Naval Base in Niger State

Babatunde Opalana  The Federal Government is planning to build a naval base for the Nigerian Navy in Sagunnu, Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State by  2019. The Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Monsur Dan Ali (rtd)  disclosed this to newsmen in his office in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with the

Forum blames farmer-herder conflict escalation on govt insensitivity 

Babatunde Opalana  The insensitivity of governments at all levels to the relationship between farmers and herders has been identified as major cause of lingering conflict between farmers and herders in various parts of the country. The Forum on Farmer-Herder Relations in Nigeria (FFARN), a network of academics and practitioners from both governmental

Media Rights Agenda to FG:  Halt clampdown on Online Media

Babatunde Opalana  The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on the Federal Government to halt its reported efforts to shut down online newspapers, blogs and websites perceived to constitute a “threat to national security”.  Describing the move as a brazen violation of the Constitution and Nigeria’s international human rights obligations, MRA threatened

VAIDS: Offshore tax havens no longer offer protection –Adeosun

•To crosscheck tax declarations users of Offshore tax havens Jude Johnson  The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, advised Nigerians to review any existing tax planning schemes, including those in offshore tax, havens, in order to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) to regularise their tax status

Southern Governors Insist on True Federalism, Devolution of Powers

The governors of the 17 states of Southern Nigeria have asked the federal government to devolve powers to the states. Rising from a three-hour meeting held in Lagos Monday, the governors also reiterated their commitment to a united, indivisible Nigeria. In a joint communique read by the host governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of