Politics

Stop deceiving Osun workers – APC tells PDP

The APC has cautioned “mischievous politicians – especially those in the PDP to stop deceiving Osun workers by spreading what it described as the false idea that the primary obligation of government is to pay workers’ salaries. “This idea is not in the interest of government workers themselves, because it is capable of inciting the majority of the people against the workers and creating chaos in the society,” the APC warned. APC & PDP According to the party, “government has enormous responsibilities to the entire population of Osun and all of these responsibilities are as important as paying salaries to workers. “The difference between a failed and irresponsible government and a successful and responsible one is the ability to manage available or limited resources ...

Informal sector limits revenue generation for govt—CITN

By Dotun Ibiwoye The informal sector which accounts for more than sixty percent of economic activities in Nigeria has been noted to be a limiting factor in the revenue base of the country. The lack of robust framework for the tax system has been the major problem which has also under-networked the High Networth Individuals, HNI, into the tax net. Speaking at the 37th Induction Ceremony of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria,CITN, President of the Institute, Dr. Cyril Ikemefuna Nwobodo, stated that efficient taxpayers’ database in the country will be the panecea to the absence of the informal sector and HNI in the tax net. Another means of building taxpayers’ database, Nwobodo noted, is the strict implementation of the Nigeria Taxpayer Identification Number R...

I’ve fulfilled essence of devt in governance – Aregbesola

The governor, state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has expressed the conviction that his administration has performed excellently to the benefit of the generality of the people of the state, stressing that he has fulfilled the essence of development in governance. According to Aregbesola, the entire people of the state are directly enjoying and benefiting from his projects, policies  and programmes, saying that his administration has lived up to the expectation of the majority of people in the state. Aregbesola Speaking at the Press Week lecture programme of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalist, Osun state Council in Osogbo on Thursday, Aregbesola challenged the media to set agenda for government and properly enlighten and inform the people about de...

Al Franken Announces Plan to Resign From Senate, Calls Out President Trump & Roy Moore

“I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office,” he said. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced his plans to resign from the Senate on Thursday (Dec. 7) following a rising chorus of Democratic colleagues asking him to step down in “the coming weeks’ following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. In doing so, the Democrat apologized to his constituents while taking a pointed shot at President Trump and the Republican Party for its support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, an accused pedophile. “I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of s...

NJC overrules Justices Ademola, retires him, Tokode for judicial misconduct

……gives serious warning to four Judges, place another on watch-list By Ikechukwu NnochiriABUJA – The National Judicial Council, NJC, on Thursday, said it had at the end of its 84th Meeting in Abuja, sacked Justices Adeniyi Ademola and O. O. Tokode from the Federal High Court Bench. Justice Ademola The Council, which is headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, said it found the two Judges guilty of engaging in acts of judicial misconduct. Justice Ademola who was among eight superior court judges that were arrested after a “sting operation” the Department of State Service, DSS, conducted in October last year, had attempted to outsmart the NJC by voluntarily resigning from the bench late Wednesday night. He swiftly leaked his resignation lette...

Nigeria must be renegotiated – GIA

An association of Igbo in the diaspora, the Global Igbo Alliance, GIA has said that the current structure of Nigeria is not working. The group, which is currently conducting an opinion poll among the Igbo to know what they actually want in the Nigeria federation, through its Vice President Rev Luke Iwunze explained what informed the poll, what they intend to do with its outcome and how they would achieve result among others. Luke Iwunze He said: ‘The poll is aimed at sampling the opinions of Igbo people to know what they want. Do they want Biafra?Are they in support of restructuring along regionalism? Or are they comfortable with the status quo; that is, remaining one indivisible Nigeria as it is today? That is what the poll is all about. On what informed poll he said:...

Liberia’s run-off poll to go ahead

Liberia’s supreme court cleared the way for a presidential run-off election, ruling on Thursday that it had not found enough evidence of fraud to halt the whole process. Former international Liberian football star turned politician, and presidential election candidate George Weah (C) waits prior to casting his vote for Liberia’s presidential and legislatives elections, at a polling station in Monrovia on October 10, 2017.Liberians head to the polls on October 10 to elect a new president in a contest set to complete the country’s first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years. / AFP PHOTO The court dismissed a complaint from the third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party, which had said fraud had undermined the first round of voting in October. The judges made the ru...

Cristiano Ronaldo factfile

Factfile on Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the Ballon d’Or for the fifth time on Thursday: Ronaldo Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro Age: 32 Date of birth: February 5, 1985 Place of birth: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Position: Forward Clubs: Sporting Lisbon (2002-2003), Manchester United (2003-2009), Real Madrid (since 2009) National team: Portugal International appearances: 147 International goals: 79 International debut: August 20, 2003, Portugal 1 Kazakhstan 0 Honours Club Champions League (4): 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017 Club World Cup (3): 2008, 2014, 2016 English Premier League (3): 2007, 2008, 2009 English FA Cup (1): 2004 English League Cups (2): 2006, 2009 Community Shields (2): 2007, 2008 Spanish La Liga (2): 2012, 2017 Spanish ...

BREAKING: Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or award for the year’s best player on Thursday. Ronaldo poses with his Ballon d’Or awards The Real Madrid forward’s second successive win drew him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballon d’Ors, after beating the Argentinian and Brazilian Neymar. The 32-year-old was the top-scorer in last season’s Champions League as Real successfully defended the trophy with victory over Juventus in June, and also led the Spanish giants to their first La Liga title in five years. “Of course I feel happy. This is something I look forward to every year,” Ronaldo said at the ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. “The trophies won last year helped to win this award. Thanks to the Real Madrid team-...

Yuletide: MI, Ice Prince, Harrysong others shut down Jos Chillin’ Carnival

By Luminous JannamikeLast week turned out to be an unforgettable experience for concert-goers in the North as MI Abaga, Ice Prince, Cynthia Morgan, Harrysong, Mr 2kay, Skales, DJ Neptune others shut down Jos, the Plateau state capital. Ice-Prince, MI and Harrysong The line-up brought their A-game and gave their fans a night to remember with energetic, interactive and entertaining performances during the 2017 Jos Chillin’ Carnival. The carnival also highlighted some of the brightest upcoming stars in the Northern part of the country such as; Lyrical Dr Smith, Classiq, Mad Dragon All-Stars, The Lucky Starz Band, Manny and many others. A day before the grand finale, members of the Superbikers Club Association of Nigeria (SCAN) took to the streets of Jos to display excepti...

Y2018 is going to be a better year for Lagos – Ambode

…Approves N28.5m Grants, Vehicles To Community Development Committees…As 3900 CDAs Endorse Gov For Second Term AMBODE Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday joined in the celebration of the grand finale of 2017 Community Day, assuring that the year 2018 would be better for residents and investors in terms of implementation of projects and policies aimed at making life comfortable and easier. Speaking at the programme held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa, Ikeja with the theme: “Community Affinity: Aligning Lagos Communities With Private Sector,” Governor Ambode said though a lot had been done through implementation of various projects and initiatives by his administration across the communities, but a lot more would be done to truly transform and sec...

Uber licence suspended in British city

US ride-hailing app Uber has had its licence suspended in the British city of Sheffield for failing to respond to requests for information about its management, city officials said on Thursday. Uber Uber will be allowed to continue operating until December 18 and, if it chooses to appeal the suspension, it can function until that has been heard. “Uber’s licence was suspended last Friday after the current licence holder failed to respond to requests, made by our licensing team, about the management of Uber,” a Sheffield City council spokesman said. Uber said it had informed Sheffield in October that it would need to change the name on its licence as the named individual would soon be leaving the company. “The council told us they couldn’t change the name on the licence,...