BY SOLOMON AYADO and AHURAKA ISAH, Abuja The whistleblower policy of the federal government got legal backing yesterday as the Senate passed into law the Bill for an Act to protect persons making disclosures for public interest and others from reprisal. The report on the bill was presented for passage by...

E-PAPER 20TH JULY,2017

E-PAPER 20TH JULY,2017
BY SOLOMON AYADO and AHURAKA ISAH, Abuja The Senate has enforced a stern restriction on the sale and consumption of 42 Anti-malaria drugs that are considered killing to life and which were recently banned by the European Union in all countries within it. The European Union had directed that EU countries must...
By Chibuzo Ukaibe, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday rose from its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting and declared that it will setup disciplinary and reconciliation committees. This comes as the former national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, said he was not invited to the national caucus meeting of the...
By ZAKA KHALIQ, Lagos As the federal government through the National Insurance Commission(NAICOM) and the National Pension Commission (PenCom) concludes the release of Joint Service Agreement, a framework that will regulate the administration of Annuity Business, eight of the 26 life insurance companies have gotten regulatory approval to take fresh...
BYSOLOMON AYADO, And  AHURAKA ISAH,  Abuja In order to increase tax collection and reduce over-dependency on oil revenue, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has disclosed that it was targetting a N1.8 trillion Value Added Tax (VAT) collection for the 2017 fiscal year. The revenue collection body said VAT is expected...
By FESTUS OKOROMADU, Abuja and CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos In a renewed effort to raise the country’s oil reserves and production, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has entered into partnership with Halliburton , a global service providing company in the oil and gas sector, to realise its search for oil...
BY MARK ITSIBOR The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) hinted yesterday that it has disbursed more than N473 billion under its commercial agricultural credit scheme. It also noted that no fewer than 604 projects had benefitted from the Small Medium Enterprises refinancing Scheme, with the disbursement of over N382 billion. Deputy governor...
BY MARK ITSIBOR, Abuja Details of cash distribution from the second tranche of Paris Club refund has shown that Kano, Bayelsa, Akwa-Ibom, Delta and Rivers States got the highest share of N10 billion each from the latest disbursement of the fund. The money is a combination of over-deductions from Paris Club,...

E-PAPER, 19TH JULY, 2017

E-PAPER, 19TH JULY, 2017