Paradise Papers: Nigerian govt to investigate users of offshore tax companies — Adeosun

The Nigerian government on Tuesday said it will investigate users of offshore tax shelters recently exposed in the ongoing Paradise Papers global investigation. The Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, said the Federal Ministry of Finance’s data mining project would use data

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Bayelsa suspends salaries of 4,220 workers over payroll fraud

The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral John Jonah (retd. ), said in Yenagoa on Tuesday evening that the government has withheld the salaries of 4,220 persons suspected of tampering with the payroll in the eight local government areas

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NDLEA nabs policeman providing escort services to truck of weed in Kogi

The Kogi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a mobile police officer for escorting a vehicle loaded with 30 bags of weeds out of Lokoja, Kogi state. According to the State Commander of the Agency,

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More money for Niger Delta, N305/$1… 12 things to know about Budget 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari presented a budget proposal of N8.6 trillion before a joint session of the national assembly on Tuesday. Tagged: ‘Budget of Consolidation’, Buhari expressed optimism that the budget would transform the country for the better. He appealed to

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Sacked UK minister commits suicide

An ex-Welsh Labour minister who faced a party inquiry into allegations about his personal conduct has taken his own life, BBC Wales reports. Carl Sargeant, 49, lost his ministerial job as cabinet secretary for communities and children last Friday. He was

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Budget2018: What Buhari told Nigerian lawmakers (FULL SPEECH)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented the 2018 Appropriation Bill to lawmakers. The president read the budget speech before the joint session of the National Assembly. The executive proposed a budget of N8.6 trillion, 16 per cent higher than the

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Femi Adesina: FG will begin implementation of 2018 budget by January

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the federal government will begin implementation of the 2018 budget by January. Adesina said the presentation of the 2018 budget to the national assembly is “promise made and promise being kept”. He said barring any exigencies,

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Deadly viral disease similar to Ebola breaks out in Uganda

An outbreak of a ‘lethal virus’ – Marburg – clinically similar to Ebola with no known cure has broken out in Uganda, health chiefs have announced. The virus is one of the ‘most deadly’ pathogens in existence as it kills up to 88

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ONSA Fraud: EFCC to arraign ex-Accountant General, Otunla, others on Dec. 7

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on December 7 arraign a former  Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Otunla, and eight others before the Federal High Court in Abuja on money laundering charges involving diversion of N2bn from the

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Wenger eyes Navas as Cech’s replacement

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is reportedly prepared to battle Liverpool for the services of Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas according to reports. Navas has been the first-choice goalkeeper at Santiago Bernabeu for the last three seasons, understood the 30-year-old is unhappy

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