FIRS, NIPOST battle over stamp duties charge

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has denied depriving the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), of discharging its duties. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Ahmad, on Tuesday. The chairman of the NIPOST, Maimuna Abubakar, in a series of tweets, accused the FIRS of stealing ...

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How Atlanta 96 Olympics helped my move to Barcelona — Amuneke

Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has given insight into how his exploits at the 1996 Olympics helped his move to Barcelona. For over 10 years Spanish club, Barcelona had no African player in their team after previously having the trio of Jorge Alberto Mendoça (Angola), José Antonio Ramos (Morocco) ...

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Insecurity: Buhari, Osinbajo, Service Chiefs, others in crucial meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Nigeria’s security chiefs as the security situation worsens across the country. Apart from Mr Buhari, others at the meeting include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Staff to the President Ibrahim Gambari, National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno and some ministers. The heads of ...

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NBA Election: Presidential candidate alleges fraud, wants result cancelled

A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise. Mr Adesina came third in the election where a former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SL), Olumide Akpata, was declared the winner. Shortly ...

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Most Nigerians don’t have typhoid as hospitals claim as widal test ‘unreliable’ — Commissioner

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra State, Vincent Okpala, has said that Typhoid fever in Nigeria is not as common as it has been made to be. Mr Okpala told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Monday that the widal test used in the country to diagnose ...

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COVID-19: We spent over N500 million feeding pupils during lockdown – Minister

The federal government says it spent about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the coronavirus induced lockdown. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, said this on Monday during the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja. Ms Farouk said about 124,589 households benefited across the FCT, Lagos and ...

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Prosecutor investigating Trump for fraud

A New York prosecutor on Monday suggested he was investigating President Donald Trump and his company for possible insurance and bank fraud – a much broader probe than previously known in an attempt to obtain Mr Trump’s financial records. District attorney Cyrus Vance made the disclosure in a court filing, ...

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One dead in another Lagos gas explosion

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has recovered a body from a gas explosion that occurred on Monday at Alafia bus-stop, Orile Iganmu, while four other persons were injured. According to a statement by Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the agency, a 35-year-old male artisan, Ajibola Olaoye, lost his ...

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Police detain cat used to smuggle drugs to prison

Sri Lankan police are probing an incident in which a cat was allegedly used to smuggle drugs and contraband into a high-security prison, officials said on Monday. Prison officials found the cat on Saturday with a small parcel tied to its neck, entering the Welikada prison in Colombo, the capital. ...

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala prioritises fixing dispute settlement system if elected

Nigeria’s candidate for the top job of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said fixing the Geneva-based body’s dispute settlement system would be one of her priorities if elected as the new chief of the WTO. Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who is competing with seven other nominees for the position of ...

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