Month: April 2019

N617b March revenue shared by Federal, states, LGAs

[ad_1] Ahmed Idris: says FAAC distributes N617billion March revenue to FG, states and councils By Racheal Ishaya The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday said N617.56 billion revenue generated in March was shared from the federation account to the three tiers of government. The amount showed a decrease of about N2.29 …

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Did South Africa’s #FeesMustFall protests bring real change?

[ad_1] Three years ago university students across South Africa took to the streets to protest against a proposed fee hike. They were demanding the government deliver on its long term promise of free education. The BBC’s Pumza Fihlani looks at how far the country has come since those demonstrations and the importance the education policies …

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Budget 2019: National Assembly sets aside N160b for minimum wage

[ad_1] President presenting the 2019 budget last December at the National Assembly By Taiye Agbaje/Abuja The National Assembly on Tuesday approved N160 billion for the new minimum wage for federal workers and payment of severance benefits to civil servants, in the 2019 budget. The decision followed the unanimous endorsement of the 2019 Budget presentation by …

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Chukwueze Yet To Confirm Availability For 2019 U-20 World Cup

[ad_1] Samuel Chukwueze is yet to make a decision on whether or not to represent Nigeria at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland this May, Completesports.com reports. The Villarreal winger is among the eight overseas-based professionals invited by Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun who released 30-man provisional list for the team’s three-week camping …

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Singer Peter Doherty thanks NHS after piercing hand on hedgehog | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] Peter Doherty has thanked hospital “angels” after piercing his hand on a hedgehog. Yes, you read that correctly – and the spike wound got infected. The singer, who is currently promoting his debut album with his new band, revealed the news on Twitter, posting two pictures from his hospital bed in Manchester on Monday. …

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Mozambique: Cyclone Kenneth aftermath leaves 200,000 at risk

[ad_1] Mozambique requires urgent life-saving relief to deal with the destructive aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth, an aid organisation has said. Save the Children says the humanitarian situation is significant and life-threatening and more funds are needed. BBC Africa’s Lebo Diseko reports from Pemba in the north-east of the country, where heavy rains are continuing to …

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ABU Zaria in N6bn alleged tax evasion fraud, faces tribunal

[ad_1] ABU Zaria in N6bn alleged tax evasion fraud, faces tribunal By Philip Yatai The North West Tax Appeal Tribunal sitting in Kaduna on Tuesday began hearing of N6.1 billion tax evasion case brought against Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, by the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS). The revenue service had on January 16, …

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EU’s unemployment rate drops to 7.7% in March

[ad_1]   EU’s unemployment rate drops to 7.7% in March European Union’s statistics agency, Eurostat, on Tuesday said unemployment in the eurozone has fallen to 7.7 per cent in March from 7.8 per cent in February. According to the agency, Eurostat’s seasonally-adjusted figure marks the lowest rate recorded in the 19-member currency bloc since September …

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