N38B debts: FG gives airlines Jan 1 deadline to automate payment

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by Wole Shadare - 6 December 2016

In a bid to put an end to airlines indebtedness to aviation agencies arising from the five per cent Ticket Sales Charge/ Cargo Sales (TSC/SCA), the Federal Government has given  January 1, 2017 as the deadline for airlines operating in the country to automate their remittance/payment systems forthwith. Spokesman...


The journey to Sunshine State

Jegede Oke Akeredolu

Although the Ondo State governorship election has come and gone, the memories of the tightly contested poll will continue to linger in the minds of stakeholders. When approval came from my Editor-in-Chief that I will be covering the Ondo governorship election billed for November 26, I knew it was going to be a handful assignment since I was involved in similar exercise in the state in 2012. Early...

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S’Korean firms in rare corruption inquiry


  South Korean lawmakers are questioning leaders of the country’s biggest businesses in a rare televised hearing as part of a massive corruption probe. Samsung, Hyundai Motor and six other firms face accusations they gave millions of dollars to funds linked to President Park Geun-hye in exchange for favours. Ms Park faces impeachment proceedings in relation to the scandal. Huge protests...

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Trump Presidency: Consulting the oracle

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives at a fundraising event at a golf course in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

By around 4 am on Wednesday 9th of November 2016, the Republican nominee, Donald J Trump, had proven the vast majority of pollsters and analysts wrong by winning the US Presidential Election by a clear margin. Our worst nightmare became a reality. Markets initially reacted negatively, but later became steadier. Just like magic, Trump will become the 45th president of the United States of America....


Polanski can’t be extradited, top Polish court rules


Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an earlier district court verdict that Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski cannot be extradited to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction. The United States requested Polanski’s extradition from Poland after he made a high-profile appearance in Warsaw in 2014. A Polish District Court in the city of Krakow had rejected the request last October...


NFF pledges to pay Super Falcons, says FG to decide reception date

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has pledged to pay players and officials of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons all their entitlements for winning the Women Africa Cup of Nations for the eighth time, even as it craved the understanding of the team that the money is not readily available at the moment. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who met with the players and officials...


Cry not, my beloved country


    Is former President Olusegun Obasanjo the newest wailer and victim of buyer’s remorse? Hear him speak of the current government and the economic hardship occasioned by its rigid economic policies and mismanagement of the naira which has lost 80 per cent its value in less than two years. ‘I understand President Buhari’s frustration on the state of the economy inherited by him. It...


Sustainable agriculture: A credible alternative for national development


Being the text of a speech delivered by Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu (MON), former Governor of Abia State, Nigeria and Founder, Slok group at the 43rd Convocation Lecture of the Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Ebonyi State on Thursday, December 1, 2016 I must say sincerely that I feel deeply humbled standing before you today in this great institution. I am particularly pleased because this occasion,...


Recession: Time to revamp palm oil, groundnut farms

From the Green Chamber  ternyam@gmail.com Philip Nyam

It is a well known fact that Malaysia came to Nigeria and left with some palm kernel and was able to develop its palm oil industry into a major revenue earner for her economy. Unfortunately, Nigeria, which is naturally endowed with the palm trees refused to develop and harness the gold mine because of the discovery of petroleum. With the current economic recession adversely affecting every facet...


Pastor, wife shot dead while returning from church conference

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A pastor with the NKST Nachi, Bali Classis in Taraba State and his wife were shot dead by suspected armed robbers, while they were on their way back from a conference. The pastor, Joseph Tsafa and his wife, Cecilia, were returning to Taraba State from the just-concluded NKST Church Worldwide Choir Conference held at Jaki in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State last Friday. It was learnt that...


Enough of jungle justice


  Again we are backs to the Dark Age where life was like a jungle with rules crude enough to make even the most heartless cringe in terror. Rising cases of jungle justice should give everyone sleepless nights. Unfortunately, even those who are in a position to stem this ugly trend do not deem it fit to act at all. Recently, photographs of a young Nigerian set ablaze by a mob flooded the internet. The...

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