He wondered why within the last three months, the figures had moved astronomically to between N159 billion and N186 billion. The fuel subsidy report finally affirmed the suspicion that Nigerians had over the poor accounting and auditing systems in the Nigerian oil industry. At the inception of the 8th Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki had also pledged that he was determined to give all necessary legislative support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to fight and reduce corruption to the barest minimum. His previous actions and bold steps taken such as this Fuel Subsidy Probe and passage of key anti-corruption bill shows that he is truly committed to the anti-graft war. The Senate under the leadership of Bukola Saraki has passed a number of key anti-corruption bills namely:• Whistleblowers’ Protection Billwhich seeks to encourage and facilitate the disclosures of improper conduct by persons, public officers and corporate bodies, private and public bodies.
March 18, 2018 04:52 UTC
Estimates also say that about one third of industries in Nigeria are in Lagos. In the context of national and even continental geo-economics, Lagos State is simply awesome. Lagos State is a pacesetter and trailblazer in many more regards. That is what is happening with the land use charge issue in Lagos State. Again, maybe Governor Ambode took his huge endorsement in the Southwest media as a measure of his infallibility.
March 18, 2018 04:41 UTC
The executive, led by President Buhari last week withheld assent to the Electoral Act amendment Bill 2018. The NASS on February 14, 2018 passed the amendment to reorder the sequence of the election. In doing so, they propose to make the National Assembly election to come first, while that of the president is to now come last. The NASS has argued that the importance of the Presidential election is over-exaggerated to the extent that it overshadows other elections. They claim it is self-serving, as it brings forward the election into the National Assembly, which entitles them to some advantage.
March 18, 2018 04:41 UTC
To cap it all, the dead man did not give his son a befitting training that will enhance his chances of securing a good job. It is, therefore, mere superstition borne out of sheer ignorance for someone to think or accept that the dead can haunt the living for not burying it properly. To cap it all, in some churches today, superstitious practices also prevail. Going to the Church with pictures of some people, padlock and keys, salt, brooms and other objects for prayers is mere superstition, which negates the teachings of Jesus Christ. If we claim to be children of the Almighty God, then it behoves us to get rid of superstition.
March 18, 2018 04:30 UTC
But before I joined, I had already had this burning passion for creating things myself to solve people’s problems. I’ve always have the desire to bake for kids during celebrations/parties and of course have my own share of reward (money). So, I got to choose my business name, I designed my business logo, made a list of what will make my cupcakes special and all of that. This total amount is what determines how much I will sell each (taking labour cost also into consideration). My parents are also helping with marketing and very soon, I’m taking my business to a higher level by using social media as marketing tools to reach out to the world.
March 18, 2018 04:30 UTC
Making his comments in Jalingo during his condolence visit to the Taraba State capital over the latest wave of herdsmen violence in the state, President Buhari finally spoke in a manner that at least suggests that the carrying (and indiscriminate use) of sophisticated firearms by supposed cattle-rearers can be criminalised. There is no necessary connection between keeping cattle-herds and carrying military guns. The Federal Government has also to prove to Nigerians that the deadly activities of these nomads are not a case of state terrorism. The best way, indeed the only way, to do this is to put itself to task to handle the situation. It is only in this way that true protection and solicitude for citizens can be guaranteed.
Like most ailments, they said early diagnosis and treatment is key to prevention. Leaders should accelerate the end TB response; ensure implementation of the commitment made by ministers at the meeting in Moscow that this translates into action. A Consultant Family physician, Dr. Ademola Olumide Orolu said the commonest cause of tuberculosis is the bacterium mycobacterium tuberculosis. Abdominal tuberculosis may manifest as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, constipation or diarrhoea, depending on the specific type of abdominal tuberculosis. Just as in some other chronic medical conditions, a combination of medications is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Why did Lagos State embark on the review of the land use charge? We even also realised under the market value that we cannot charge property owners the total value, as the law provides for a 40 per cent discount. To enjoy any of these reliefs, applicants must make claims with evidence for approval to the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance. This is a progressive tax regime of property tax meant only for property owners. The government of Lagos State is not unaware of the reactions of a section of the public to the reviewed Land Use Charge Law of 2001.
The award was part of activities marking this year’s Babcock University’s career fair organised for the graduating students and attended by several foreign institutions and Nigerian companies, such as UBA, IBTC, and Unilever, among others. Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Ademola Tayo who presented cheques to the beneficiaries said the award was done in order to encourage the final year students to embrace entrepreneurship. He disclosed that plan of the school was to produce captain of industries who would automatically becomes employers of labour. The Vice-Chancellor charged the graduating students to discover themselves and unleash their God given talents in them and be employers of labour, cautioning them not to rely on their certificates. Meanwhile, the 17-man Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) team has met with institution’s management ahead of its scheduled institutional accreditation exercise in the university.
March 18, 2018 03:45 UTC
Materials collected and published on folklore included various narratives, historical texts, proverbs, riddles and songs many of which foreground racist prejudices on the ingenuity of African oral literature. Okpewho’s critical thesis in the book lies in the fact that western typologies and theoretical basis are inadequate in the study of African oral literature. The book became a critical source book for both students and teachers of African oral literature. In order to create a platform through which students and scholars of African oral literature can interact in the field of research and pedagogy, Okpewho later published his significant book on African oral literature titled: African Oral Literature: Backgrounds, Character, and Continuity (1992). Essentially, they are reflected in the titles of his scholarly books and essays which bear homage to the African oral past and contemporary experience.
March 18, 2018 03:33 UTC
He said Nigeria has the largest number of languages on the verge of extinction and canvassed the need to reverse the trend. Agbaje said it is the duty of everyone, including teachers to teach children their culture and language and make them to be proud of it. “So, it is everybody’s job to teach our children our languages. If you can learn how to speak English, a foreign language, you should also learn how to speak your own language. A Yoruba cultural group also cast news and performed their presentations in Yoruba.
March 18, 2018 03:00 UTC
I was following the political campaigns between 2014 and 2015 before President Buhari came on board and he made so many promises. What about the killings by herdsmen in Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa, and Kogi states, to mention a few? “The Federal Government is not doing enough in terms of security, otherwise the situation would not be as it is now,” he claimed. From all indications, a unified police system has become outdated and hence, ineffective in tackling the nature of security challenges confronting Nigeria. As we demand an immediate end to kidnapping of innocent girls and mindless killings bring recorded across the country,” the statement concluded.
March 18, 2018 02:15 UTC
Whenever the excuse is available to make a statement with fashion jewellery, only few people give up such opportunities. Below are certain tips for lasting value with fashion accessories:AppreciateHowever you acquired your shiny piece, it is important to value it. For some, there is sentimental attachment to certain pieces, and this may make them look worn out earlier than necessary. There will come times, for certain kinds of jewellery, that you’re faced with the sad reality of discolouration. Sweat, oil, and even water, are not good companions of shiny jewellery.
March 18, 2018 02:15 UTC
IT was celebration galore as soldiers entered Gusau, Zamfara State, on March 9, 2018, conveyed the corpse of Buharin Daji, the most wanted criminal in the state, that Friday. After Muhammad Buhari won the presidential election in 2015, Tsoho’s friends started to call him Buharin Daji. Buharin Daji was so powerful that rural dwellers came to him to settle disputes. A delighted Gide later called one of the security men to inform him about him about the death of Buharin Daji. “At no time did the government sought assistance from Late Buharin Daji to win elections.
March 18, 2018 01:52 UTC
DARE ADEKANMBI looks at the issues tearing acclaimed resurgent opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, including the undercurrent of the guber ticket for 2019 elections. The leadership of the new PDP naturally fell on Ladoja, who spoke about spreading the net wide to morph all opposition parties in the state into the new PDP. The other camp, which won the majority of the state executive, has described such request as impunity. The 27 state executive members, according to this group, were distributed among the five parties as follows. He has three members given to him in the state executive,” he said.
March 18, 2018 01:52 UTC