The Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning,  Zainab Ahmed, has said the Federal Government is considering introducing excise duty on carbonated drinks. The minister made this known while addressing journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. Excise duty is a levy placed on the …

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has said it is planning to rehabilitate young people who are engaged in Internet fraud, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo boys. Acting Chairman of the Agency, Mr Ibrahim Magu stated this in Lagos on Thursday while delivering a paper titled, ‘Strategic change administration and innovation to curb corruption in …

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has consented to the request by the authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to float a jetty at the school’s waterfront to complement transportation on the campus. The Governor asked the school authorities to write a formal letter of request for immediate approval of the jetty, saying the Government …

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The Federal Government and organised labour on Thursday finally agreed on the percentage increase on the consequential adjustment in workers ’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage of N 30 ,000 . As the meeting reached an advanced stage , the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo , tweeted …

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Nigeria has been ranked among the 20 hungriest countries in the world. In the latest Global Hunger Index, Nigeria is placed in number 20. Central African Republic is ranked the Hungriest country in not just Africa, but the whole world in general. The country topped the annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies …

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday said the government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke in Lagos, on the occasion of this year’s Grand Finale of the World Food Day in Lagos, listed the states to include Ogun, Oyo, …

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Following a meeting with the President of the United States, Donald Trump, the Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Bishar A. Hussein, has made public the letter revoking the United States’ decision to withdraw from the UN specialized agency for postal matters. David Dadge, UPU Manager, Communication and Events Programme, made the announcement …

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday, opined that it had changed the name of one of its ongoing internal security exercises, Python Dance or Egwu Eke in the South – East region to Atilogwu Udo . The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator , Col Aminu Iliyasu, stated this in a press release , saying the exercise …

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The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, on Wednesday posted on his verified Facebook account that a committee had been set up to expose any sexual misconduct in the institution. Olayinka said the move was aimed at guarding against any untoward sexual behaviour in UI. He wrote, “The recent exposé of …

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Disqualified Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate. Tacha, has bagged her first endorsement deal, emerging the brand ambassador of Luxury Sunglasses outlet, House of Lunettes. The company revealed via a twitter post: We are pleased to welcome @symply_tacha to the @house_of_lunettes family as a Brand Ambassador. Tacha’s fashion sense, love for trendy eyewear and uniqueness, made …

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