APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved nine Kogi governorship aspirants out of the 16 screened to contest for party’s primaries scheduled to hold on Aug 29.
The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja on Wednesday, said that the NWC of the party took the decision after deliberating on the report of screening and appeal committees for the party’s Kogi governorship aspirants.
“After a comprehensive review of the submissions by the two committees, relying on the party’s guidelines and the provisions of the Electoral Act, nine … >>> Read Full Story
Revenue refers to all receipts the government gets, including taxes, custom duties, revenue from state-owned enterprises, capital revenues and foreign aid. Nigeria operates a Federal Political structure and has three tiers of Government; Federal Government, State Governments and Local Governments.
The Nigerian Federation comprises of Federal Government, 36 State Governments and 774 Local Governments. Each tier of Government has functions specified in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Constitution also grants taxing powers to the various tier of Government through which needed revenue can be raised to meet the assigned responsibilities.
Executives at various tier of Government are expected … >>> Read Full Story
Three-times champion Rafa Nadal denied John Millman any chance of posting another fairytale run in New York as he cruised by the Australian 6-3 6-2 6-2 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.
Millman delivered the upset of the tournament last year when he beat five-times winner Roger Federer in a surprising run to the quarter-finals but he was unable to recreate the same magic against the relentless Spanish second seed.
Nadal said he came on court with a “lot of respect” for Millman.
“He showed last year what he is able to do when he is playing well,” he said.
“Always … >>> Read Full Story
LA Galaxy striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, believes he is still good enough to play in the Premier League and joked Manchester United know where he is if they want to re-sign him.
The 37-year-old scored twice in the El Trafico Derby, as his LA Galaxy team drew 3-3 with rivals Los Angeles FC in a pulsating MLS clash.
Those two goals took him to 22 strikes in as many league matches this season, including six in the last three games.
Ibrahimovic believes his current form, shows he could comfortably compete in England’s top-flight again.
“I could play easy in the Premier League, so if United needs … >>> Read Full Story
Khafi and Gedoni, taking their romance to another level
Ekpata Gedoni has sent a love message to Big Brother housemate and London Metropolitan Police, Khafi Kareem.
31-year-old Gedoni was evicted alongside Jackye from the ongoing pepper dem edition on Sunday after scoring the lowest votes.
He maintained a cool personality for most of his stay in the Big Brother House but generated much discussion due to his romance with Khafi and the love triangle he struck with Venita.
Although, they both have issues to clarify as Gedoni always fail to defend Khafi whenever issues about Venita are been raised – and same happened on Sunday … >>> Read Full Story
Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday fired back at Borno communities that wrote President Muhammadu Buhari that they had lost confidence in the military following successive attacks by insurgents, which led to the killing of civilians and soldiers, saying it needs their support and not opposition.
The communities, in an open letter signed by a traditional ruler, Alhaji Hassan Boguma, had accused the military of not doing enough to protect them from the insurgents and declared that they had lost confidence in the military.
They accused military personnel deployed in the communities of cowardice.
They stated: “The attempts by Boko … >>> Read Full Story
By JESUTEGA ONOKPASA
The recent indictment of a rather embarrassingly high number of Nigerians for scamming Americans by that country’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has given let to the more unpalatable inclinations of certain Nigerians instead of sensitising the mass of our citizenry into a national effort against the insane celebration of illicit wealth and the diabolical inculturation of criminality into the fabric of our youths.
Thus, instead of motivating our countrymen into mature introspection and sober reflection, far too many Nigerians have resorted to all manner of dastardly vices from ethnic profiling to actually condoning fraud with respect to this matter!… >>> Read Full Story