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Fowler’s FIRS tax revolution

AS the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari winds up within the next nine days, it is understandable that Nigerians are looking back at the passing four years to see if (and where) the “change” the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, promised showed up beyond mere propaganda.

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IGP, Police, Nigeria

The need to purify our Police Force

ON April 21, 2019, 25-year-old Akeem Akinsanya was killed by a bullet shot by an officer of the Zonal Intervention Squad of Zone 2 Police Command at Iyana Coker area of Ifo, Ogun State. Before Akinsanya, 20-year-old Ada Ifeanyi and her boyfriend were also shot dead by a police officer in the Ajegunle area of Lagos on April 13, 2019.

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Caution over N10b North East fund

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, inaugurated the North East Development Commission, NEDC, with retired General Paul Tarfa as its Chairman. The work of the Board is to rehabilitate the zone which has been devastated by the twin evils of Boko Haram Islamic terrorism and the massive depletion of the Lake Chad.

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Major-Gen David Ejoor: Adieu, war hero

THE death of the Military Governor of the defunct Mid-Western Region and one-time Chief of Army Staff, Major General David Akpode Ejoor, represents a further depletion of Nigeria’s first generation military officers who were active participants in the events that shaped the country’s slowly evolving nationhood.

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Contrast of Oshodi Interchange and inner roads

TO commemorate the Workers’ Day, the Lagos State Government on May 1, 2019 launched new buses under the Bus Reform Initiative, BRI, on five major routes. Mr. Timi Olajide of the Lagos Bus Services Limited, operator of the buses, had disclosed that the 5,000 buses planned for the initiative will aid Lagos residents to plan their journeys. They will also provide comfort and safety for commuters.

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Wike Nigeria

The ‘olive branch’ in Rivers politics

THE recently concluded Easter season witnessed unusual developments in the highly charged political atmosphere of Rivers State when the two main political “warlords” lifted what appeared as olive branches for the peaceful coexistence and development of the state. On Wednesday, April 12, 2019, Governor Nyesom Wike and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in
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How governors can pay minimum wage

WITH the signing into law of the National Minimum Wage Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, the nation is likely to be challenged by a lot of industrial hiccups, especially at the state and private sector levels. The Federal Government, with the lion’s share of the national revenue formula and flexible ways and means at its disposal, can cope better.

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