Monday, September 3, 2018

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    Constitutionality of banks as tax collectors

Constitutionality of banks as tax collectors

BY ABUBAKAR SANIThe Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria recently raised an alarm over the on-going practice of banks denying their members access to their funds on the strength of a directive purportedly issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) appointing the banks as collection agents in respect of tax which it unilaterally determines is due from [...]

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    Dominic Ubong Essien: Hope for Ikot Abasi federal constituency

Dominic Ubong Essien: Hope for Ikot Abasi federal constituency

BY KUFRE CARTERDominic Ubong Essien (DUE) was born into the family of Bernadette and Henry Etuk Essien of Ata Minya in Mkpat Enin local government area of Akwa Ibom state. He has his early education at St. Gregory's College, Lagos. He then proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers state where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics, [...]

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    The13th floor incarnate

The13th floor incarnate

BY EDIDIONG UDOBIA Triskaidekaphobia is the fear, hate, or dislike of the number thirteen (13). There are different stories about number 13 with attendant superstitions, which although not proven, have gained wide acceptance in many countries like the United States. One of such superstitions is the legend of the 13th floor. From my little research, I learnt that in the affected [...]

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    Fayemi’s spokesman: Why we hired 35 lawyers to defend us at tribunal

Fayemi’s spokesman: Why we hired 35 lawyers to defend us at tribunal

BY TEMITOPE YAKUBUOluwole Olujobi, spokesman to Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has explained why his principal hired 35 lawyers to defend him at the governorship tribunal.Fayemi, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.Jackson Adebayo, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the [...]

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    The implication of Nigeria’s extreme poverty status on sustainable development goals

The implication of Nigeria’s extreme poverty status on sustainable development goals

BY EKENE ODIGWE The British Prime Minister Theresa May’s poverty remark about Nigeria sparked a conversation of conflicting views across the country, but the fact remains that this is not the first time this has happened. Bill Gates in March this year, at the special and expanded National Economic Council held in Abuja, stated that the execution priorities of the presidency’s [...]

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    ‘How I spent three days in police custody’ — Premium Times journalist narrates ordeal

‘How I spent three days in police custody’ — Premium Times journalist narrates ordeal

BY SAMUEL OGUNDIPEI laid on the rough knitted polyester blanket at the benevolence of the cell president inside the police Special Tactical Squad detention centre in Abuja, sweating profusely as I read an old copy of a Christian daily guide printed by Paul Enenche’s Dunamis Gospel Centre.It was the kind of spot the handbook was designed to prevent people from [...]

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    2019: Beyond one-word and single phrase propositions

2019: Beyond one-word and single phrase propositions

BY OLUWAKOREDE ASUNIThe APC in 2015 had a single word mantra: Change. It was powerful. It was reminiscent of the Barack Obama campaign of 2008. Mr. Obama took on the establishment, wrestling the democratic party’s ticket from the hands of the experienced stateprenur Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose it was to lose the Democratic Party’s primaries and she did. The ebony skinned [...]

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    How stoves are keeping women off danger in Borno

How stoves are keeping women off danger in Borno

BY PATRICK FULLER The World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing fuel-efficient stoves to families displaced by the conflict in the north-east to reduce the protection risks faced by women and girls, when they have to collect firewood from unsafe areas.In her short life, 16-year-old Hassana Ali has experienced the kind of hardship and suffering that no-one should have to endure. At [...]

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    Nigeria, Atiku and the Mandela option

Nigeria, Atiku and the Mandela option

BY ETHELBERT OKERE The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari presidency would have since began to concoct another lie to tell the people of the Southeast, if you like, the Igbo following, the recent declaration by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, that he will do only one term of four years if elected president next year.Atiku, unarguably the most [...]

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    The challenges of the electric power sector needs no crowing

The challenges of the electric power sector needs no crowing

BY AKPAN ASUQUOIn these times of playing games with facts, an opinion piece titled “As Discos throw in the towel” by Mr. Sunday Onyemachi Eze which appeared in various media outlets deserves scrutiny. Nigeria deserves robust debate on how to address the challenges of the power sector. But the said article crows about the difficulties of the electricity distribution companies [...]

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    Macron: It’s true startups in Nigeria have less favourable conditions than those in US

Macron: It’s true startups in Nigeria have less favourable conditions than those in US

Most often much more is learnt from an event when it is reported because so much is stolen from being recorded in memory by the glitz of events and the size of the content.So much was said and done when the Tony Elumelu Foundation hosted the President Emmanuel Macron of France in a no-holds-barred interactive session with 2,000 entrepreneurs in [...]

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    When the worst of the best is better than the rest

When the worst of the best is better than the rest

BY KEHINDE BAMIGBETAN The set theory is a commonsensical heritage of arithmetics. By defining a selection from a universe as a set, it makes value judgments that could relate to the mass. The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the highly prestigious Economist news magazine experiments with the set theory every year. To execute its livability survey, it selects 140 [...]

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    You are relevant too

You are relevant too

YouNow is created for the everyday individual who seeks to gain a deeper understanding of Self in order to achieve their highest potential, while staying true to their essence. These write-ups are designed to help you become more conscious and deliberate in your interactions and day-to-day living“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water [...]

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    Samuel Ogundipe and the criminalisation of journalism

Samuel Ogundipe and the criminalisation of journalism

BY AUSTIN MAHOLast week, a Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, in what amounts to a criminalisation of journalism, was arrested by the Nigerian Police for theft and unlawful possession of restricted and classified documents which in the opinion of the Police could jeopardise state security.Ogundipe was arrested on Tuesday, August 14 and detained at the force headquarters and in an [...]

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    Here comes the revivalist bishop of Lagos

Here comes the revivalist bishop of Lagos

BY FOLU OLAMITIMonday, July 30, 2018 will remain significant and memorable for the diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). It was the day the diocese enthroned a new diocesan bishop in the person of Right Reverend (Dr) Humphrey Bamisebi Olumakaiye to take over from Most Reverend Adebola Ademowo who retired gloriously after serving for 29 years as bishop [...]

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    Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

BY SUMNER SHAGARI SAMBOSince the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the ruling All Progressives Congress to opposition Peoples Democratic Party, all hell has been let loose in Nigeria's polity with the two dominant political parties threatening impeachment against each other.With Saraki's defection and attendance of the recent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP where he was [...]

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