Tuesday, 23 January 2018

FIRS generates N4trn taxes - Tunde Fowler


The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has grossed N4 trillion in taxes last year.
This was disclosed yesterday by the FIRS Chairman, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, during a visit of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives Finance Committees to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu.  The visit was part of the FIRS management stakeholders’ retreat in Lagos.

Gunmen abduct Zamfara Rep’s 2 children, kill 6 others


The Police in Zamfara State have confirmed the abduction of two children of Yahaya Chado, the member representing Maradun/Bakura Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Shehu, told newsmen in Gusau on Monday that the children were abducted after the gunmen stormed the lawmaker’s hometown of Gora in Maradun Local Government Area.

Na’Abba Vows Not to Back Buhari’s Re-election Bid


Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, has disclosed that in November 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari told members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Board of Trustees (BoT) that he would seek re-election in 2019.
Na’Abba who is a member of the board vowed not to support Buhari’s re-election bid because the president “has not added even an inch of value to democracy.”

Makarfi: PDP Will Wait for APC Presidential Candidate to Emerge


 Says ruling party, Buhari overwhelmed by security challenges
Iyobosa Uwugiaren in Abuja
The immediate past caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, has said that his party will wait for the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to emerge before presenting a strategy to defeat the candidate, insisting that any candidate, including President Muhammadu Buhari, will be roundly defeated by the PDP in the 2019 general election.

Buhari: we’re delivering on campaign promises


We’re tackling herdsmen killings
President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that he remained focused on delivering his campaign promises.
Buhari was elected for a four-year tenure in 2015.
The three pronge promises are: securing the lives and properties of Nigerians, halting the pillage of the economy by corrupt public officials and creating employment opportunities for the youth.

I am not desperate for Nigerian Presidency, says Lamido


Former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido on Monday, said that he was not desperate for the position of Nigeria’s president in the 2019 general elections.
Lamido said this   in Abakaliki when he led his campaign team on a courtesy visit to Gov. David Umahi.
The former governor said he would accept the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decision on its torchbearer  for the election.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Will Kano ancient walls go into extinction?


It was said the ancient Kano City walls and gates which were originally 16 in numbers are today less than 10 and even at that, many of them are seriously in ruins and may possibly collapse in the nearest future.
A palace source who pleaded anonymity, said that, ‘we want this heritage to be maintained. We are proud of our cultural heritage.”
Going down memory lane, he disclosed that the first wall and gate was Kofar Kansakali. “It was the first wall and gate which was built in 1112 AD. Its foundation was laid by Sarkin Kano Giji Masu. “It was named after the first son of the Kano ruler (after whom the city was named) a blacksmith.Today, the gate is located at Tudun Yola quarters in Ungogo Local Government Area of the state.”