Kenya scraps bread levy after protests

Kenya scraps bread levy after protests

Kenya’s government has scrapped the 16% levy on bread, and higher taxes on cooking oil and mobile money services after protests in the capital, Nairobi. The U-turn was announced by the Chairman of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, at a press briefing attended by President William Ruto. Since coming to office in 2022, President Ruto has […]

Police take over 23 Rivers LG Secretariats after two deaths

Police take over 23 Rivers LG Secretariats after two deaths

The Rivers State Police Command has taken over all the 23 Council Secretariats and some critical government infrastructure in the state. In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Grace Iringe-Koko, the police said the decision to take over the councils was taken to forestall more bloodshed and prevent […]

Sergio Ramos parts ways with Sevilla yet again after one season

Sergio Ramos parts ways with Sevilla yet again after one season

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos has told hometown club Sevilla his second stint with them is over after just one season. The 38-year-old Ramos racked up 37 appearances for Sevilla as they struggled to 14th in La Liga, getting through three coaches on the way. Ramos left Sevilla at 19 for a 15-year spell at Real […]

Visa ban restricting Nigerian travelers to UAE to be lifted soon

Visa ban restricting Nigerian travelers to UAE to be lifted soon

The Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, has revealed plans by the United Arab Emirates government to soon lift the visa ban imposed on Nigerian travelers. Keyamo, during an interview on the State House YouTube channel, noted that a resolution has been reached between President Tinubu and UAE President Mohamed Al-Nahyan during Tinubu’s visit to the […]

Nigerian pilgrim dies on his way to Jamaraat

Nigerian pilgrim dies on his way to Jamaraat

A Nigerian pilgrim who was on his way to Jamaraat to perform the ritual of throwing stones collapsed and eventually died due to heatstroke. Head of Nigeria’s Medical Team for the 2024 Hajj, Dr Abubakar Adamu, confirmed this in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Mina, Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

FG denies spending N1.5bn on hotels for ILO delegates

FG denies spending N1.5bn on hotels for ILO delegates

The Presidency has denied the viral reports that the Federal Government spent N1.5bn on hotel accommodation and other logistics for the delegates in the just concluded International Labour Organisation conference that held in Geneva, Switzerland. The rebuttal was made by the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, in an […]

Senate to receive supplementary budget July

Senate to receive supplementary budget July

The Senate has said President Bola Tinubu will send the 2024 Supplementary budget to the legislators for approval after resumption. The Senate spokesperson, Yemi Adaramodu, informed The PUNCH that the N6.6tn supplementary budget, although still being computed by the executive, would be sent to the National Assembly after its July 2 resumption. He said, “The […]

INEC unveils candidates list for Ondo State election

INEC unveils candidates list for Ondo State election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates and their running mates for Nov. 16 Ondo State governorship election. Its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Sam Olumekun, in a statement yesterday said personal particulars of the candidates and their running mates have been published at […]

TCN two towers has been destroyed by vandals

TCN two towers has been destroyed by vandals

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says two of its towers, T193 and T194, along the Damaturu -Maiduguri 330 Kilo Volt (KV Single Circuit) transmission line have again been destroyed by vandals. Its Manager Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, in a statement yesterday said the incident happened at about 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday night, when […]

The Federal Government to train Nigerians in data protection

The Federal Government to train Nigerians in data protection

The Federal Government will train and certify 1,000 Nigerians and 10,000 public servants in data protection next month to enhance the nation’s capacity in data management and privacy. Commissioner of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), Dr. Vincent Olatunji, who told this to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, noted that while this training typically costs around […]