FG suspends 5% excise duty on telecom services

By Jessica Dogo, Abuja.   The Federal Government has suspended the implementation of the 5 per cent excise duty charge on telecom services, earlier proposed in the country.   The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, disclosed…
INEC suspends CVR outside state, LG offices in Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended further Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in all 54 additional centres, which were created to facilitate the registration of voters across Imo State.   Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter…
Gov. Umahi suspends permanent secretary over extortion

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has suspended the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Head of Service, Mr Martin Uguru, indefinitely for extortion of civil servants.   The suspension, which took effect from April 1, 2022, is contained in a statement…
AU suspends Burkina Faso after military coup

The African Union (AU) has suspended Burkina Faso from all its activities, in response to the military coup in the country.   The AU said that the suspension would be effective until constitutional order was restored in Burkina Faso.  …
Buhari endorses 18-month suspension of subsidy removal

President Muhammedu Buhari has endorsed an 18-month suspension of the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, made this known at a special media briefing organised by the Office of…
Gov. Ayade suspends 14-month-old curfew

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Saturday suspended the 14-month-old curfew in the state.   Mr Linus Obogo, his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, announced the suspension of the curfew.   The curfew was imposed in October 2020, following the massive…
NRC suspends train services on Abuja-Kaduna route

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended indefinitely train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route, due to an explosion on rail track which occurred in the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 20.   In a statement signed by the management, the corporation…