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Finance Act 2019: Basic food items, sanitary pads, tuition exempted from VAT

At least 20 basic food items, locally manufactured sanitary towels, pads and tuition relating to nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary education have been added to the exemption list of goods and services on the Value-Added Tax (VAT) under the Finance…

Nigeria Customs Service appoints NOVA Merchant Bank duty collecting bank

NOVA Merchant Bank has been appointed as a designated collecting bank for Import, Excise and other duties by the Nigeria Customs Service. The bank said this will enable it handle duty payments for its clients in addition to process and…

Sahara Group urges investors in UK, Africa to focus on access to power

Sahara Group has urged participants at the UK-Africa Investment Summit to explore committing resources towards addressing the energy needs on the continent that is home to about 1.3 billion people. According to a statement by the leading energy conglomerate, the…

Konga has grown over eight times since we acquired it, Prince Ekeh tells CNN

Konga, Nigeria’s foremost e-commerce giant, has made significant strides which have positioned it as the clear leader in Nigeria’s highly competitive e-commerce market. The foregoing was disclosed by Co-Chief Executive Officer of Konga, Prince Nnamdi Ekeh in an interview with…

*Pipeline fire hits Lagos surburb (Guardian) *20 coaches arrive for Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kaduna train services (Punch)

Pipeline fire hits Lagos surburb (Guardian) A pipeline suspected to have been vandalised by oil thieves burst into flames Sunday night at Abule Egba area of Lagos State. A resident of the area told The Guardian that the fuel from…

*Police nab lady for planning own kidnap with boyfriend (Guardian) *LAWMA to create `Wall of Shame’ for environmental offenders (Guardian)

Police nab lady for planning own kidnap with boyfriend (Guardian) Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Ataghar Namdoo, 26, for allegedly faking her own kidnap. It was gathered that on January 9, 2020 at…

*Don’t compromise when drivers come for test, LASG tells LASDRI staff (Nation) *Motorcyclist killed as LASTMA official, driver struggle for steering wheel (Punch)

Don’t compromise when drivers come for test, LASG tells LASDRI staff (Nation) Lagos State government on Saturday urged staff of Lagos State Drivers’ Institute (LASDRI) not to compromise whenever drivers come to the institute for test and certification. The Permanent…

*Lagos community protests against child, forced marriage (Nation) *Lagos building collapse: I thought I was dreaming, says survivor (Punch)

Lagos community protests against child, forced marriage (Nation) Residents of Idi-Araba community in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State,  have kicked against the cultural practice of child and forced marriages in the area and the state by extension. Following…

Cameron Diaz seen for first time since announcing birth of daughter (Metro)

Two weeks after announcing she’d welcomed a daughter Raddix with husband Benji Madden, Cameron Diaz has been seen for the first time. Running errands in Los Angeles earlier this week, the Charlies Angels star was seen without her new bundle…

FirstBank supports schools with over N10billion loan

Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced that within the last year, it has supported educational institutions in the country with loans in the sum of over 10 billion naira. The Bank’s support…

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