Customs boss accuses importers of tax avoidance,evasion
The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) Thursday said that 99 per cent of the nation’s importers are non-compliant with the customs duty and charges. According to him, the importers are unpatriotic to Nigeria even when they pay duty to other countries they deny theirs its... Read more
Boko Haram kills two in Adamawa
Two people were killed when Boko Haram fighters attacked a remote village in the latest attack in Adamawa state, a local elder said on Thursday. The attack happened in Wanu village, some three kilometres (just under two miles) from the town of Gulak, at about 7:30 pm (1830 GMT)... Read more
NDLEA intercepts 200kg of suspected Cannabis in Edo
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ) in Edo says it has intercepted a shipment of dried weeds suspected to be Cannabis Sativa at Ehor in the state. Mr Buba Wakawa, State Commander of the agency in the state, disclosed this in Benin on Thursday. According to... Read more
ICPC arrests 4 ex-Kogi commissioners over alleged fraud
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has arrested and detained four Commissioners in the administration of former Governor of Kogi, Cpt. Idris Wada, over alleged fraud. Spokesman of the commission, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Okoduwa identified the... Read more
Aisha Buhari provides free medical services in Zamfara
The wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her NGO “Future Assured Initiative”, on Thursday flagged off her free medical services for 3,000 women, children and the aged in Zamfara. Aisha Buhari, who was represented by the Coordinator of the project, Mrs Zuwaira Gambo, said in Gusau that... Read more
AU says 3,800 migrants in Libya need urgent repatriation
The head of the African Union’s executive commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Thursday said around 3,800 migrants needed to be repatriated urgently from Libya. “They want to get out of this mess as swiftly as possible,” he said at a summit of the AU and the European Union in... Read more
Russia on Thursday rejected a US call to cut ties with Pyongyang, suggesting Washington has been doing everything to prompt North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to “lose it”. On Wednesday, Washington warned that North Korea’s leadership will be “utterly destroyed” if war breaks out as it called on countries... Read more
Wenger rules out Lacazette for huge Man Utd clash
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is out of their huge game with Manchester United this weekend. The club’s record signing scored his seventh goal of the season with less than three minutes on the clock against Huddersfield on Wednesday. Arsene Wenger‘s side would go on to thump the Terriers 5-0... Read more
Maina didn’t receive salary from FG after disengagement – Adeosun
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday, said the former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, did not receive a salary from the government after his disengagement. Adeosun said this in Abuja when she appeared before members of House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee investigating... Read more
Google introduces Mobile Data-Saving Application
Google has inaugurated a new product known as  ‘Datally’, a mobile data-saving app that helps one to understand, control and save data  into the emerging market. The Google Country Manager, Mrs Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor in a media briefing in Lagos, said that with Datally, one could save and do more... Read more