Daily Archives: September 8, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic and Nigerian tax policy responses

IT is common knowledge that the Nigerian economy is passing through perilous times. The economy which is the engine of the government has dipped precipitously due to the significant drop in the international price of crude oil and the COVID-19 pandemic. Statistics from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) …

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Governor Sule’s riot act to journalists

SIR: Outwardly, Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule of, a man of average muscular physique, looks like someone who would not hurt a fly, someone in whose mouth butter would not melt so to speak. But at the commissioning of the rejuvenated Press Centre at Government House on Shendam Road, Lafia, …

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Nigeria’s fuel farce

SIR: It took only months of President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s government for Nigerians to realize they had sold a scorpion only to buy a wasp. By the end of his first year in office back in 2016, ravening hunger had sucked the nectar out of the flower of hope blossoming …

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Uncommon heroism

EASILY the most striking takeaway from the crash involving the Bell 206-B111 helicopter in Lagos at about 12.17 p.m. on August 28 was the uncommon heroism demonstrated by the pilot, Captain Ernest Chika, during the tragic incident in which he and two other crew members lost their lives. The late …

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Wrong timing

THE announcement by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) of increase in electricity tariffs has led to protests in many parts of the federation. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), and several other stakeholders have condemned the tariff increase. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, characterised the increase …

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Star forward Mbappe hopes PSG buy good players

PSG star Kylian Mbappe has acknowledged that the Ligue 1 giants need to strengthen if they are to break their Champions League hoodoo. They have lost the likes of Thiago Silva, Edinson Silva, and Thomas Meunier this summer …

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How COVID-19 turned schoolchildren to hawkers

Before the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease, children occasionally engage in street trading as a way of helping their parents to make ends meet. However, when schools were shut as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more children have ample time to hawk for their parents, especially the face masks. …

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New Fossil Ape Discovered in India Fills Major Gaps in the Primate Fossil Record

Field site in Ramnagar, India. Credit: Christopher Gilbert The 13-million-year-old gibbon ancestor fills major gaps in the primate fossil record. A 13-million-year-old fossil unearthed in northern India comes from a newly discovered ape, the earliest known ancestor of the modern-day gibbon. The discovery by Christopher C. Gilbert, Hunter College, fills …

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Military arrests Benue’s most wanted criminal, Gana

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of Benue’s most wanted criminal, Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana, by soldiers. Ortom, who disclosed this at a media briefing at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi, said Gana, who had surrendered to the state government’s amnesty programme, was being escorted …

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