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Abubakar Malami tells States: You have no valid claim on VAT collection, it’s on exclusive legislative list

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said that states in the country do not have any valid claim on Value Added Tax collection.   Malami made the statement in an interview on Channels Television on Friday September 24, amid a faceoff between some states and the Federal Inland Revenue Service on VAT collection.   According to him, the r...[Read More]

Farmers in Katsina state cry out as bandits prevent them from farming

Farmers in Katsina state are lamenting about the activities of bandits which prevent them from going to their farms to cultivate food items.   In an interview with DailyTrust, the farmers say bandits storm their farms to either abduct them, kill them or tax them before they can even cultivate on their farms.   A report by DailyTrust states that every household in Batsarin-Alhaj...[Read More]

Someone I clothed and fed arranged my abduction – Rivers businessman

A Rivers state-based businessman, Alex Arthur, has narrated how a boy he fed and clothed contracted a gang to kidnap him in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on September 8.   Speaking in an interview with The Nation, the man said ;   “There is a boy I used to know in my former place of residence. His name is Golden aka Sugar Gold. I met him early last year. He was looking unkempt, a...[Read More]

Family of taxi driver in Lagos killed by police receives N10m compensation

The family of Lagos taxi driver, Adeshina Adeosun, who was killed by the police, has been paid a N10million compensation by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for SARS-related abuses and other matters.   The family was among the six recipients of N19.25million compensation by the panel, all victims of police brutality.   Chairperson of the panel, Justice ...[Read More]

Use your position to stabilize West Africa – United Nations tells Buhari

The United Nations has told the Buhari led government to use its position in Africa to stabilize the continent.   According to a statement by president Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina, the UN secretary-general revealed this at a meeting with Buhari on Friday, September 24, at the 76th session of the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) taking place in New York.   The ...[Read More]

Women elected Mayors leading cities in Morocco

Three women have been elected Mayors in Morocco’s leading cities, following a nationwide parliamentary, regional and municipal polls on September 8.   On Friday September 24, Rabat – Asmaa Rhlalou, a member of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) became the first woman mayor of Morocco’s capital Rabat. The new mayor of Rabat defeated two other candidates. Hassan Lach...[Read More]

“You went from being a complete stranger to one of my closest confidants within weeks” – Davido mourns his photographer, Fortunate Umunname

Davido has finally reacted to the death of his photographer, Fortunate Peter Umunname.   The singer who has been off social media for some days, took to Instagram to pen down a tribute to the late photographer.   Recounting their moments together, Davido said Fortunate went from being a total stranger to becoming one of his closest confidants within weeks. Expressing regret tha...[Read More]

Nick Cannon says he’s taking a break from having more kids after his therapist suggested celibacy following the arrival of his 7th child

Nick Cannon has revealed is taking a break from having more kids after his therapist suggested he tried celibacy following the birth of his 7th child.   The American actor, who is set to launch his eponymous daytime talk show, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about recently welcoming new babies to his family over the past year, mentioning that his therapist suggested he be celibate. &...[Read More]

Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky reacts after his ex PA, Oye Kyme, leaked personal information about him

Bobrisky has reacted to the furore raised over allegations his former PA, Oye Kyme, made about him.   Oye alleged on his Instagram Stories that Bobrisky gossips a lot about other celebrities, poses for photos with borrowed goods only to later return them to the owners, and he has sex with men.   She also claimed that Bobrisky and Mompha had a sexual relationship.   Oye has...[Read More]

Court in Uganda jails Govt official for 40 years for embezzling $26.4m from a scheme funded by the governments of Sweden, Ireland and Denmark

A Ugandan anti-corruption court on Friday, September 24, sentenced a government official to 40 years in prison and ordered him to pay $5.4 million in compensation for embezzlment.   Godfrey Kazinda was accused of embezzling $26.4 million from a scheme funded by the governments of Ireland, Sweden and Denmark to help northern Uganda recover from the ravages of a decades-long insurgenc...[Read More]

Michael K Williams passed away from overdose of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs, medical examiner says

Wire actor, Michael K. Williams died inside his luxury Brooklyn penthouse after ingesting fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine, an autopsy revealed.   The American actor, 54, was found dead at his home in Brooklyn on 6 September. The death was ruled an accident.   The New York Coroner’s office ruled the 54-year-old’s death accidental today, naming the cause as ‘a...[Read More]

Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ahmed Bashir celebrates first wedding anniversary

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad and his wife Naeemah are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today.   Sharing a loved up photo on Instagram, Bashir wrote;   It’s our first year together. Happy anniversary to us, @naeeemah_