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  • Federal Executive Council (FEC) approves 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework

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    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (SFP). Speaking to State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, who was accompanied by his trade and investment counterpart, Okechukwu

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  • LIRS seal Protea Hotel Kuramo for tax invasion

    Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has sealed Protea Hotel, close to Kuramo Waters, over alleged failure to remit N11.07 million personal income taxes deducted from workers’ salaries. Mrs Ajibike Oshodi-Sholola, Head, Distrain Unit of LIRS, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a state-wide tax law enforcement exercise in Lagos on

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  • Police seals former Governor (Kwankwaso) of Kano’s residence

    Armed policemen on Tuesday sealed the residence of former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, located on Lugard Road in Kano metropolis. The house also serves as headquarters of the group loyal to the former governor popularly known as Kwankwasiyya. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Yusuf, confirmed the development to journalists in

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  • #Rio2016: The Sport, the drama, the marriage proposals

    From golf to rugby sevens, and even possibly jousting, the list of Olympic sports gets longer every four years. But this year it seems an unlikely 43rd spectator sport has snuck its way on to the roster: marriage proposals. In the first 10 days of this year’s Rio Games, three athletes have found their partners

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    #Rio2016: Can Usain Bolt break his world record?

    Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men’s 100m final with Vinicius. Next up? The 200m (Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) When is Usain Bolt running the 200m at Rio 2016? The fastest man on the planet, the holder of the world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, is attempting to pull off an unprecedented ‘triple

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    #Rio2016: We are here to win – Samson Siasia

    After defeating Denmark 2-0 in the quarter final match of the ongoing Olympics, National U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia has heaped praises on his players for their team spirit and the brazen display of a collective resolve to achieve their set goal – winning the gold medal. Siasia and his wards passed through hell to

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