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For today, July 15 2016:


Government must tax ‘untouchable businessmen,’ say stakeholders

It should not be business as usual for the 20 per cent of the nation’s population that control 80 per cent of the common wealth when tax administration issues are brought to the fore, stakeholders at the maiden edition of The Guardian’s Economic Forum Series on Tax have argued.

Government to appeal ruling on electricity tariff

Jubilation by consumers over Wednesday’s court ruling nullifying the recent electricity tariff increase has been cut short as the Federal Government says it will appeal the judgment of the Federal High Court in Lagos nullifying the February increment in power charges. READ MORE

Reps probe 27 states over application of N690b bailout funds

The House of Representatives has commenced investigation into the application of the N689.5 billion bailout funds granted 27 state governments. READ MORE



No plan to impeach Buhari – SENATE

ABUJA — The Senate, yesterday, rebuffed insinuations of a plot to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari, saying such suggestions were speculative. READ MORE

FG has identified 1,000 dormant revenue lines – Adeosun

KANO — Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday, in Kano said the Federal Government had identified more than 1,000 dormant revenue lines, assuring, however, that such huge dormant revenue opportunities will be maximised.

Tinubu is not God – Melaye

ABUJA — SENATOR Dino Melaye, yesterday, said he was provoked by Senator Oluremi Tinubu into a verbal altercation in the Senate’s closed-door session of on Tuesday and dismissed cautions from her husband, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying he was neither God nor his political patron.



$685m deals: Buhari orders probe of Ihejirika, Minimah

Many military contracts were awarded without due process and incompetent vendors got the jobs, it was learnt last night. READ MORE

N1.299b ‘fraud’: EFCC grills bullion van driver

A bullion van driver has spoken of his role in evacuating N1.299 billion from the Akure airport for Ekiti State Governor Ayo Faose.

Alleged N4.745b fraud: DSS arrests Obanikoro’s wife

Security agents yesterday arrested Hajiya Morufat Obanikoro, former Minister of Defence Musiliu Obanikoro’s wife.



Tinubu’s wife called me dog, thug, says Melaye

The All Progressives Congress member representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, on Thursday said he called Senator Oluremi Tinubu a stupid woman on the floor of the Senate during an executive session because she also referred to him as a dog and a thug. READ MORE

Arms scandal: Buhari orders probe of Ihejirika, Minimah, 52 others

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of two former  Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah. READ MORE

EFCC grills Obanikoro’s wife over arms cash

The Department of State Services has arrested Alhaja Moroophat Onikoro, the wife of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who has been in the United States since June, 2015.



Funding managers sell off assets to meet client obligations

Some funds managers in the Nigerian capital market are placing their asset for sale to meet the liquidation obligations arising from their clients newest decisions to trim down market risks.

Nigeria's cost of borrowing may dip on analysts' benign inflation outlook

Nigeria's cost of borrowing through fixed income instructions such as Treasury Bills and Bonds is expected to ease, based on analysts' benign outlook for June inflation figures, three days to an official release by the National Bureau of statistics (NBS)

FG's plans seen as inadequate to deal with Nigeria's slump

Nigeria's economy could contact this year and president Mohammadu Buhari's government is seen as having few plans in place to turn the slump around, according to analysts including Renaissance Capital Ltd;s. Yvonne Mhango.

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