7,500 graduates hires by FG to boost tax revenue

The Federal Government is targeting an increase in the number of taxpayers in the next two years from the current 14 million to 17 million.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this during a media briefing on Thursday in Abuja on a new initiative to drive tax revenue.

Yakubu Dogara disagrees with Osinbajo over budget process

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara said the National Assembly has powers to introduce new projects in budget proposals presented by the president.

Dogara was reacting to recent comments by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo that the legislature does not have the right to insert new projects in a budgetary proposal.

70-Year-Old Man Allegedly Rapes 12yr old Girl In Delta State

Sunday Nwokoro, a bus driver, was yesterday, arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old primary four pupil of Agbor Model Primary School, Agbor. According to Friday Egbineka, the father of the victim: "Nwokoro lives near my house at Umudein Street, Agbor.

Police nab man in possession of human skull

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old-man, Lucien Tosume, suspected to be a ritualist, for possessing a human skull. Tosume was arrested last week following an intelligence report in Iraye village in Sagamu Local Council of Ogun State.

Police Assures Igbos Of Adequate Protection

The Police Commissioner in Kano State, Mr Rabi’u Yusuf, has assured Igbo residents in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property.

This is contained in a statement released in Kano on Tuesday by DSP Magaji Majiya, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state.

2017 budget signs by Osinbajo

The signing was witnessed by many dignitaries including the Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara,
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday signed the 2017 budget just in time to avoid a shutdown of government operations by June 30.

The life of the 2016 budget expired in May but the law allows it to run up to the end of June.
This is a grace period meant to allow the government and the legislature sort out sticking issues to avoid a shutdown.

Federal Government To Setup A $1bn ICT Company

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja said it would build a one billion dollar ICT company to boost indigenous technology.

The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made this known in his opening address at the 2017 Digital Africa Conference and Exhibition.

Northern youths give 3 months quit notice to Igbos

The Coalition of Northern Youths have given three months quit notice to all Igbos residing in the North to leave the region. 
This was even as it urged all Northerners living in the south-eastern states to leave the region and return to their respective states. 

Dammykrane appears in court, to remain in jail.

Embattled Nigerian artiste, Dammykrane, appeared in court today for his bail hearing in the 9-count fraud charges leveled against him in the U.S. He was in court with Chukwuebuka, his accomplice.

FG inaugurates an implementation committee on proposed ICT University of Nigeria

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated an implementation committee to facilitate the establishment of the proposed Information Communication Technology (ICT) University of Nigeria.

Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications said the committee, which has former Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Julius Okogie as Chairman, has six weeks to produce its report.

Osinbajo orders reopening Of Nigeria Job Portal

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed government agencies to reopen the N-Power job portal.

According to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the reopening of the portal is to allow Nigerians register for a new programme.

The portal will be reopened on June 17, 2017.

The minister advised Nigerians to apply for the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP).

N-SIP is a federal government programme aimed at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods of vulnerable groups such as the unemployed youths, women and children.

The minister says government would scale up the N-SIP to accommodate more beneficiaries.
N-Power is one of the initiatives of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Social Investment Programme designed to empower young Nigerians with life-long skills to find or create work.

The government says the programme has so far empowered over 1.6 million Nigerians through its four components, namely; N-Power, National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer, and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme.

Ahmed says each component of the programme would be scaled up this year.

N-Power is targeted at young Nigerians aged between 18 and 35 and is aimed at enlisting a total of 600,000 young Nigerians in phases, and under different sectors, in the largest capacity development and empowerment effort yet in the country.”

Minister of Health Announces Prohibition of sale of tobacco to Anyone Below 18 Years

Prof. Adewole, has announced the enforcement of ban on sale of cigarettes to persons under 18 years in Nigeria, and in units among others. This is coming as the WHO disclosed that over 4.5m Nigerian adults are addicted to smoking tobacco substances.
He said: “Having carefully analysed the NTC Act 2015, I wish to announce with high sense of responsibility that government will begin implementing the following provisions;” Adewole said.

prostitutes stab customer to death in Ogun State

The police in Ogun have arrested two commercial sex workers for allegedly killing a customer, Adeyinka Olayinka. The incident occurred at KS Hotel, Ifo on Tuesday. According to the police, Kudirat Raji alias Angela and Esther Basiru were said to have stabbed Olayinka with a broken bottle during an argument.