Edo election: Buhari warns against ‘do-or-die’ politics

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly in the Edo State governorship election on Saturday.   The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement…
House of Reps pledges adequate funding for North East Devt. Commission

The House of Representatives Committee on the North East Development Commission (NEDC) on Thursday pledged to facilitate adequate budgetary allocation to the commission to enable it to tackle the humanitarian challenges facing the region.   The Chairperson of the Committee, Khadija Bukar-Abba, made…
FIRS says tax revenue from non-oil sector increases

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says non-oil tax receipts have consistently contributed 75 to 90 per cent of total tax revenue in recent months.   A statement by FIRS Director of Communications and Liaison Department, Mr Abdullahi Ahmad, made…
Osinbajo, Facebook to hold informal chat on Friday

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Facebook’s Vice President, Policy and Communication, Nick Clegg, are set to hold a virtual informal chat on Facebook on Friday.   Facebook, in a statement issued on Thursday, said the chat would be held as…
EEDC blames vandals for blackout in Umuahia

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has attributed the blackout, currently experienced in parts of Umuahia, Abia, to the activities of vandals.   Mr Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, in a statement on Thursday in Umuahia, blamed the…