Liverpool Beat United, Go 16 Points Clear

Poised for their first English Premier League title in 29 years, Liverpool continued their unbeaten run in the league by defeating Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday. Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah were on target to move Jurgen Klopp's side 16 points clear at the top of the league. The Dutch man scored a 14th minute header, timing his run to meet an outswinging corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold, before a 93rd minute counter-attack scored by Salah to put the game beyond the visitors, who were showing

Accountant-General Disregards Finance Minister Payment Of 7.5% VAT

Contrary to the position of the Minister Of Finance, Budget And National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, that the implementation date for the new VAT payment would be announced at a later date, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has begun implementation. Idris while speaking to journalists on Wednesday said he stopped the payment for a transaction that occurred in 2019 as it did not comply with the 7.5% Value Added Tax(VAT)rate stated in the Finance Act. “Just yesterday (Tuesday), I saw a payment

Ihedioha Appoints Visitation Panels For IMSU, IMSUTH

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has constituted visitation panels for the Imo State University (IMSU) and the Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH), Orlu. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Chibuike Onyeukwu, stated this in a statement issued to newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday. Onyeukwu said that the appointment was in line with the governor’s resolve to sanitise and reposition tertiary education in the state for greater efficiency. He said that the IMSU visitation panel, to be headed by Prof.

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Drops By One spot, Now World 35th

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped by one spot in the FIFA World Ranking for the month of October to now place as world 35th country. In the ranking table from the world football governing body, FIFA on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1,481 points as against 1482 recorded in September. However, in spite of the drop, Nigeria still occupies the third spot in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who are placed 20th and 29th with 1,546 and 1,495 points, respectively. On the global scene, although, 184 recent international

524 Ongoing Road Projects Across Nigeria —Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has said that a total of 524 road projects were ongoing in the different geo-political zones in the country. Fashola said this while addressing the House of Representatives Committee on Works chaired by Ahmed Birchi in Abuja. The minister said there were four multilateral-funded road projects, 81 under the Presidential Infrastructural Development Fund and 45 others being funded under the Sukuk bond. He said that the ministry was focusing on roads that open up the

OPEC Cuts 2020 Global Oil Demand Forecast Amid Economic Slowdown

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has cut its forecast for growth in world oil demand in 2020 due to an economic slowdown. In a monthly report released on Wednesday, the OPEC said oil demand will grow next year by 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 1.08m bpd indicating a surplus in the market. The weaker outlook amid a trade war between China and the United States, and Brexit could press the case for OPEC and its allies including Russia to maintain or adjust their policy of cutting output. OPEC,

Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement From Music

American rapper Onika Tanya Maraj popularly known as Nicki Minaj on Thursday shocked fans by announcing her retirement from music. She made the disclosure on her Twitter page on Thursday, September 5, 2019, saying she was going to focus on family. “I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” tweeted the wildly successful rapper raised in the New York. “I know you guys are happy now,” she continued. “To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, X in the box – cuz ain’t nobody checking me.” “Love you

How PenCom New Registration System Works

The National Pension Commission had introduced the Enhanced Contributor Registration System (ECRS) to achieve harmonized information of all Retirement Savings Account (RSA) holders under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). The new system is an electronic platform for the submission of requests by Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) for the registration of contributors and issuance of Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). Consequently, the Commission mandated PFAs to transit from the use of the existing

AFDB Predicts $1trn Rise In Agriculture In 2030

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that in the year 2030, the production of food and agricultural products would rise to one trillion dollars. The bank’s president, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina made the disclosure at the ongoing Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD) in Japan. Following the prediction, he said the bank has committed 25 billion dollars to make agriculture and agribusiness Africa’s biggest industry by creating wealth, jobs and deliver improved quality of life to millions of

More Knocks For Wike Over Alleged Demolition Of Mosque

The Former Kano State Governor and current Senator Representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has knocked the Rivers State Governor, Nwesom Wike, for allegedly demolishing a Mosque in the state. Recall that on August 20, the Rainbow Town Central Mosque located at the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, was reported to have been demolished by the state government. The governor has been dealt with several backlashes since news of the demolition broke. Describing