2020 budget: Food items exempted from VAT

In the 2020 Appropriation Bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to a joint session of the National Assembly, 10 food items were exempted from the proposed Value Added…

National Assembly sets November 28 target for budget passage

The Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Benjamin Kalu, made this known when he addressed journalists after the budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari. He…

Hall of Shame: List of Nigerian lecturers accused of sex-for-admissions/grades scandals

The BBC Africa Eye sex-for-admission video is not the first time lecturers are being accused of soliciting sex to help female students. The story is the same in virtually all…

#SexforGrades scandals: HURIWA blames ASUU

Calls for strong legal framework against the menace A leading pro-democracy and civil Rights advocacy group – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has demanded concrete steps by the…

I’m not corrupt, but victim of South African political ‘storm’ —Zuma’s son

Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma, accused by witnesses of acting as a conduit in a major web of state graft, said on Tuesday October 8…

UPDATE: Tight security as Buhari presents 2020 Budget To NASS

There is tight security around the premises of the National Assembly (NASS) on Tuesday as President Muhammadu Buhari is set to present the 2020 Appropriation Bill today. The Presidency had…

UN may run out of money by end of the month: Guterres

The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October 2019.…

Pioneer chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Layi Ogunrinade is dead

Ogunriade, who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier in the year, became PDP chairman at its formation in the state in 1998. Although details surrounding his death were still sketchy as…

‘Over 94.4 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty’

Up to 25% of the world’s extreme poor will live in Nigeria by 2030 An international human rights organization, Oxfam (Nigeria) on Monday expressed concern over the rising spate of…

ICPC retrieves N900bn constituency funds from Federal lawmakers

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has uncovered and retrieved over N900 billion diverted constituency project funds, the commission has said. The funds were allegedly siphoned…