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The Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS) Mr. Tunde Fowler, has dismissed as fantasy, the claim that the Service, awarded huge contracts to a young company:  Active Solution Integrated Synergy without following procurement process. FIRS’ vote for the company, Fowler told the Ad-Hoc committee on Procurement was on account of ...
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TELL Magazine News Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance said the sum of 375.8 million Naira has been paid to the first batch of 20 whistle blowers in relation to the recovery of 11.635 billion Naira. Minister for Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun said the payment is the first under the Whistle Blower ...
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TELL Magazine News Breaking News – A Myanmar military plane carrying 116 people went missing on Wednesday between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon, according to the office of the army chief and an airport source. “Communication was lost suddenly at about 1:35 pm (07:05 GMT) when it reached ...
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TELL Magazine News Manchester United has been named the world’s most valuable football club for the first time in five years by Forbes. United was valued at $3.69 billion by the American business magazine, ahead of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barcelona is valued at $3.64bn while Real Madrid, ...
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Muslims in Huddersfield are donating their wages to help the victims of the terror attack in Manchester. On Monday (June 5) workers across the country will give at least one hour of their wages while children will be asked to donate their pocket money. Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK is ...
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There was a “David and Goliath” type court battle last week before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights when Cape Verde and Zambia confronted Nigeria and Uganda over a corruption case instituted by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) before the court. SERAP had in the suit No ...
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TELL Magazine News The Former Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote collapsed and died in training with his Chinese club on Monday, his agent confirmed. “It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing ...
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The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has introduced six key electronic solutions (e-Services) to enhance convenience, transparency and round the clock processing and payment of taxes. Some of the e-Services, which could now be accessed online, are taxpayer registration (through e-Registration); payment of Stamp Duties (through e-Stamp Duty); payment of ...
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L-R: Chairman of NURTW, Lagos State Chapter, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede; Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Lagos, Mr. Imohimi Edgal; Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Strategy, Mr. Folarin Adeyemi during a press briefing on the suspension of the activities of the National ...
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About 14 persons have allegedly been killed in Sime community in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State, following an invasion of the area, last Thursday night, by gunmen suspected to be cultists. It was gathered that unknown gunmen invaded the community, shooting sporadically; a development that left many dead ...
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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has given contractors working on its projects across the region, a new two-week window within which to return to site or face sanctions. Rising from a Management Committee meeting in Port Harcourt, the NDDC’s Managing Director, Nsima Ekere, reiterated the commitment of the Federal ...
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Indices at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) have   recorded an 11-month high, appreciating by 2.77 per cent, amid huge gains by banking and cement stocks. The Tide source  reports that the All-Share Index crossed the 30,000 mark, growing by 815.83 points or 2.77 per cent, to close at 30,314.14, as ...
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The South-South Zonal Head of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ishaq Salihu, has told a Port Harcourt High Court, how a former director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Robert Akunne Obuoha, offered him a bribe of N150, 000 in order to compromise ...
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The Lagos State House of Assembly has  called for an upward review of salaries of traditional rulers in the state. The House made the call in its resolution after adopting a motion for “the Upward Review of Traditional Rulers’ Remuneration and the Use of Yoruba Language as a Medium of ...
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Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, demanding the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (otherwise called Shiites), Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and the cleric’s wife, Zeinab, from illegal custody. In addition to the demand for the release of ...
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States  from the Niger Delta region have been called upon to take advantage  of the divestment aspect of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). Making the call in  Port Harcourt recently, while  speaking to newsmen, the former  Chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Rivers State, Comrade  Chika Onuegbu,  urged  ...
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Determined to alleviate the sufferings and hardship faced by widows and the less privileged in the society, a philanthropist, High Chief Ateke Tom, has empowered over 500 widows and less privileged in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State. The empowerment scheme, was organised by Ateke Tom as part of ...
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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has advised communities to protect public assets and infrastructure within their domain. The governor made the call at Ihevbe community, Owan-East local government area of the state, recently,  during the inspection of a failed portion of the Ilhevbe-Afuze road. Obaseki attributed the collapse of ...
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The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a solid unanimous vote of confidence on the chairman and executive officers of the national caretaker committee of the party. Rising from a meeting at the Musa Ya’Adua Centre, Abuja, the meeting, presided over by the Chairman ...
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A traditional ruler in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, has described the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).as an epitome of peace and justice, and the last hope of the common man, and charged members of the association  not to stand aloof and watch the society deteriorate and soak in iniquities perpetrated by ...
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Following the defection of the 2015 Governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Rivers State last week, Prince Tonye Princewill, the Party said they are not bordered because he is not a serious politician. The LP Chairman in Rivers State, Prince Favour  Reuben who stated this in an interview ...
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The Federal Government has restated its commitment towards ensuring food security in the country. The Minister of Water Resources, Eng. Suleiman H. Adamu , disclosed this at Egberu Ndoki, Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers  State during the flag-off of the unemployed graduate  Youths Farmers scheme. Engr. Adamu who said ...
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The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) resurfaced yesterday over the forthcoming local government polls in the country. Ahead of the council polls, Sen Ahmed Makarfi-led camp, declared that PDP state chapters are free to decide which platform it’s aspirants will use in order to avoid fielding two candidates ...
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Governor  Godwin Obaseki of Edo State  has appointed 192 Special Assistants (SAs) to serve as representatives of the government at the grassroots. This is contained in a statement issued  by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Osarodion Ogie, in Benin last Friday. According to the statement, the appointees ...
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Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defecting to the ruling APC have been described as cowards by a PDP chieftain, Alhaji Ali Kano. The PDP chieftain said the defectors are doing so to curry favours. He said Nigeria’s democracy will never grow if politicians can’t stay faithful. Kano, a ...
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The newly commissioned Ecumenical Centre heralded last week in Government. The beautiful architecture was finally unveiled and handed over to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) by the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike. Worldwide Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and other men of God ...
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Following the  increasing number of people visiting the new Port Harcourt Pleasure Park along Port Harcourt-Aba Express Road, the Rivers State House of Assembly Committee Chairman on Works, Hon Michael Chinda, has called on the state Ministry of Works to construct a foot bridge to safeguard visitors going for recreation ...
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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has dismissed allegation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that he registered twice as a voter in Abuja and subsequently in Lokoja. Bello stated this when he spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja last Friday after observing the two-raka’at Juma’at prayer at ...
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The Indigenous People of Biafra at the weekend condemned the sacking of commissioners and local government chairmen in the 27 council areas of Imo State by Governor Rochas Okorocha. The pro-Biafra group alleged that the governor sacked them because of the success of the sit-at-home protest recently held to honour ...
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The just concluded Rivers State Golden Jubilee and the two years anniversary of Governor Nyesom Wike took their final toll on the activities of the state House of Assembly last week. Last Monday, the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani led Assembly members to the state Town Hall ...
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Rivers State and the rest of  Nigeria will join  other countries across the world to mark this year’s  World Environment Day  (WED) today. The United Nations Organisations (UNO) had designated the fifth of June every year as World Environment Day. According to the Organisation, since the first celebration in 1974, ...
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The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku-Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, has visited Esanland  as part of his thank you visit to the people for honouring Him during His coronation. A unique phenomenon appeared in the sky during the historic visit as the sun and the moon appeared in the sky at ...
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The Mother of a 6 month old baby, Mrs. Precious Vincent, yesterday appealed to the Anambra, Imo and Edo state governments and other well meaning Nigerians for financial assistance to enable her carry out the surgery on the Head of her son little Master Providence Vincent who is down with ...
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The coroner’s inquest set up to identify the deceased, time, place, cause of death and circumstances surrounding the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has run its course. The inquest headed by Olusegun Ayilara, a magistrate, had begun sitting on the 8th of May, 2017 and called several witnesses which includes Osun State ...
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TELL Magazine News The new Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape has unfolded a seven-point agenda that he said will further take the Institution to greater heights.  He made this known at his inauguration ceremony presided over by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the ...
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TELL Magazine News Sure you were doing the countdown. That is the zero hour to the expected bout between Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and Evander Holyfield , former heavyweight boxing champion. When you see this embrace between the two champions (in the photos), ...
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TELL Magazine News The Nigerian Customs says its operatives have intercepted another container laden with arms at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos. It was gathered that the terminal where the container was found has been shut down, while the quantity of the arms cache is yet to be ...
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