Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Car dealers would be expected to pay the federal government 70% duty on all imported cars. FG had in 2013 introduced the national automotive policy with the view of encouraging local assemblage of automobiles in Nigeria, increasing the import tariff from 22% to 70%. The first phase of the policy involving the payment of 35% duty came into effect in February 2014 while the second phase which would have started in July this year was postponed to Jan. 2015.
"When my husband of almost 20 years can’t take his eyes off me? That’s amazing. But the number one reason I go to the gym is because it keeps me sane… I can deal with whatever’s coming at me.'
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
This Ebola outbreak is by far the largest ever-recorded outbreak and it has killed about 7,800 people by Dec. 17, 2014, according to WHO.
Indonesian officials coming off a helicopter said they spotted a numerous bodies over 40 floating in the water.
PDP: President Goodluck Jonathan and his vice, Namadi Sambo
APC: Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo
KOWA Party: Oluremi Sonaiya and Saidu Bobboi
Hope Democratic Party: Ambrose Albert and Haruna Shaba
Allied Congress Party of Nigeria: Ganiyu Galadima and Balarabe Ahmed
Alliance Democracy (AD): Rafiu Salau and Clinton Cliff Akuchie
Despite earning a regular service of N14, 410, 290.48 in each of the three years, the president tax liabilities however increased in 2012 and 2013 to N2, 510, 775. 77 up from the N1, 242, 670.21 paid in 2011.
The returns were displayed at the office of the Independent
Shekarau who spoke on Sunday in Kano during a media interaction and an awards ceremony said the100 first class materials would be sponsored under the Special Presidential Scholarship Programme.
According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan has instructed the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to select the best graduates and secure admissions for them to study up to doctorate level in universities abroad.
Folorunsho Alakija is worth at least $3.3 billion, about $300 million more than American television personality Oprah.The 62-year-old started her career as a secretary at the erstwhile Merchant Bank of Nigeria, but moved to England in the early 1980s to study fashion design. She then returned to set up a high-end label called Supreme Stitches. However, a significant proportion of Alakija’s fortune comes from an oil-exploration license granted to her company Famfa Ltd. in 1993.
Monday, 29 December 2014
Our correspondent learnt that Uzoma’s corpse was found in his office on Thursday, a day after he entered and locked himself in.It was gathered that after he did not pick his calls, anxious relatives and policemen in the station broke the door open and saw his lifeless body on the floor.
Punch Metro gathered that Uzoma, a Superintendent of Police, was formerly heading the Anthony Police Division, before he was posted to Ijede, in the Ikorodu area, early in December.The deceased, who was married with children, was in his fifties.
Sunday, 28 December 2014
The passengers included 138 adults, 16 children and one infant according to a statement released by AirAsia following the disappearance of the plane.
Saturday, 27 December 2014
They all met behind closed-door with the general at his Hilltop Mansion. Shortly after the meeting, the president told journalists that he was in Minna to greet “his father” who recently returned to the country from a medical trip abroad. Babangida also told journalists that all Nigerians should vote for Jonathan because he means well for the country.,earlier today.More pictures after the cut.....
North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un. After Sony Pictures initially called off the release in a decision criticized by Obama, the movie has opened this week.
Thursday, 25 December 2014
A suicide bomber who rammed into a military check point in Bajoga, Gombe State on the 23rd of december, failed to achieve his mission. His attempt to escape also failed as he was brought down by vigilant soldiers when he tried to flee after hitting a military Amoured Personnel Carrier with his IED laden Honda car. The explosives which failed to detonate have been evacuated and handed to the police
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
It will be recalled that, Bush also spent about two months at the same hospital last year. President Obama who is currently holidaying at Hawaii has been notified.
I greet and felicitate with you all once again as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
I join all of our Christian compatriots in giving thanks to God Almighty for the divine gift of Jesus Christ the Messiah whose earthly incarnation we commemorate today.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ who the Prophet Isaiah heralded as the Prince of Peace and Wonderful Counselor, I believe it is very appropriate that we all, Christians and non-Christians alike, reflect more deeply on the virtues and ideals which the Messiah espoused during his earthly mission.
"She is brilliant. She likes reading. She liked to go to school,” her father told CNN.
"She used to tell me one day she would finish school and become somebody. She loved studies; she used to assist the younger ones with their homework. She used to fall asleep with her books in her arms.” her mother said
Monday, 22 December 2014
Sunday, 21 December 2014
PDP Governors, Senators, Business moguls, technocrats and others gathered at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday night December 20th to make financial commitment to support President Jonathan's re-election campaigns.At the fundraising dinner, 21 PDP Governors donated N50million each which came to N1.05billion. Business owners in the Oil and Gas sector donated N5billion while their counterparts in the Real Estate & Building made a donation of N4billion.