• Trump advocates tough punishments for citizens who burn American flag

    Trump advocates tough punishments for citizens who burn American flag

    Donald Trump has suggested a year in prison or having their citizenship revoked as suitable punishments for Americans who burn the US flag.

    The President-elect  who has been tweeting angrily at news outlet CNN during the past 24 hours over their report on his claim of electoral fraud after his victory in the US general election, on Tuesday, turned his attention to protesters burning the American flag, writing on Twitter: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if […]

  • Obasanjo advocates tax incentives for wealthy Nigerians

    Obasanjo advocates tax incentives for wealthy Nigerians

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advocated tax incentives for wealthy Nigerians so as to contribute to the fund meant to wage war against cancer.

    Obasanjo stated this in Abeokuta, Saturday while delivering a paper at a special fund raising for the establishment of cancer awareness and diagnostic center.

    Obasanjo said the call became necessary in view of the fact contained in a medical report that Nigeria would be having 21 million new cases of cancer with an attendant effect of 13 million […]

  • Coalition advocates 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria

    Coalition advocates 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria

    According to reports, the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All has called for the implementation of a 12-year compulsory free education policy in Nigeria.

    Chioma Osuji, Policy Advisor, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Osuji said that the policy would promote quality education and sustainable development and help actualise the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Osuji said that the 12-year policy was necessary as it would cover both basic and senior secondary education.

    She said this should replace […]

  • Customs advocates total ban on rice imports by 2017

    Customs advocates total ban on rice imports by 2017

    According to reports, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is advocating a total ban on rice imports with effect from 2017 to encourage local producers, says the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr. Wale Adeniyi.

    This is contained in a statement signed by Adeniyi, on Sunday in Abuja.

    He said that the service was disturbed by various reports indicating that customs had reversed the ban on rice importation through the land borders.

    Adeniyi said that the reports were attributed to a press interview purportedly granted […]

  • Advocates of national assets’ sale are enemies – TUC

    Advocates of national assets’ sale are enemies – TUC

    It was gathered that the Trade Union Congress has described those calling for the sale of national assets as enemies of Nigeria.

    The President of the TUC, Mr. Bala Kaigama, and the Acting Secretary General of the congress, Mr. Simeso Amachree, said in a statement on Thursday that the suggestion for the sale of the national assets was also disgraceful.

    They urged the governments to drop the planned move to sell the national assets in order to avoid incurring the wrath of […]

  • MPC retains 14% interest rate, advocates robust fiscal policies to revive economy

    MPC retains 14% interest rate, advocates robust fiscal policies to revive economy

    It was gathered that the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday retained interest rate at 14 per cent and urged the Federal Government to evolve robust fiscal policies in reviving the economy from recession.

    The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced this in Abuja during a news conference on the outcome of the MPC meeting.

    Emiefile said the committee elected to retain the current policy, which is the Monetary Policy Rate, at 14 per cent, Cash Reserve […]

  • Every building in Lagos should have a fire extinguisher – Lawmaker advocates

    Every building in Lagos should have a fire extinguisher – Lawmaker advocates

    According to reports, Mr. Olushola Shokunle, Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Special Duties has advocated that each building should have a fire extinguisher to curb fire disasters in the state.

    Shokunle made the suggestion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. He said, “If we can come up with a law that will mandate each building to have fire extinguishers, it will go a long way to prevent some fire incidents.

    “If any […]