FG Pays N157.35B P.A.Y.E Tax Arrears To States

The Federal Government has paid the sum of  N157.35 billion PAYE (Pay As You Earn)  tax liabilities owed by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs to states. Tunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service and Chairman of the Joint Tax Board, JTB said this today in Awka. The amount, Fowler disclosed, represented outstanding liabilities of PAYE by federal MDAs to State Governments from 2002 to 2016. A total of N23.87 billion of the N157.35 billion went to States in the South-East Geopolitical Zone. Fowler who was speaking at the…

NUJ FCT Condemns Assault On Vanguard Photojournalist, Adeshida,Demands Sanctions

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has expressed its outrage over the physical assault suffered by Mr. Abayomi Adeshida, a photojournalist with the Vanguard Newspapers, at the Presidential Villa, Thursday. Adeshida, who was covering an event at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, was brutal assaulted by security aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while he watched. The NUJ FCT in a statement on Thursday described the assault as one of the sad developments that signposts how dangerous it was to be a journalist in Nigeria especially in…

Dangote To Renovate Parts of MKO Abiola Stadium, says Dare

Minister of youth and sports development,Mr. Sunday Dare said Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessmen, has agreed to renovate some parts of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja. In June, TheCable reported how the 60,000 capacity stadium had morphed into a shadow of its former self, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually at every spot. But on Thursday, Dare told journalists that the renovation will include just the football pitch, light and scoreboard. According to him, work will begin in the next two weeks. “Yes, Abuja is coming back up,” he said. “Already we…

BAYELSA GUBER: NYSC DG Seeks Adequate Security For Corps Members

Residents of Bayelsa State have been urged to provide maximum security for Corps Members that would serve as ad hoc staff during the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.   NYSC DG, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim made this plea today in Yenagoa during a stakeholders’ meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gubernatorial candidates, representatives of political parties, traditional rulers, security agents and others.   He said Corps Members were National assets that deserved maximum protection from all Nigetians. Ibrahim added that Corps…

FG Declares Monday As Public Holiday To Mark Eid-Mawlid

Federal Government has declared Monday November 11, as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated the Muslim faithfuls on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), which are; love, courage and perseverance, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country. Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria…

Pantami Suspends Cash Payments In NIPOST Offices Nationwide

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami said that some unscrupulous elements, have been taking undue advantage of the cash payment system under the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), to engage in corrupt practices. Minister further directed the Post Master General, to with immediate effect, suspend all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide.and ensure that all its offices revert to Point of Sales (PoS) and bank teller transactions immediately. According to the Minister ,the directive was in line with the anti corruption Agenda of President…