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Xenophobia: South Africa Moves to Mend Fences With Nigeria

by Veno Omuedaon September 16, 2019
In a bid to mend fences with Nigeria and other African countries whose nationals were affected by recent xenophobic attacks, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded plans to send special envoys to President Muhammadu Buhari and his counterparts from six other countries. Top officials of the South African government revealed that the special envoys […]

Seun Onigbinde, Buhari’s critic, gets FG Appointment — deactivates Twitter account

by Veno Omuedaon September 13, 2019
Seun Onigbinde, director and co-founder of BudgIT, has been appointed by the federal government as a technical adviser at ministry of budget and national planning. The data analyst, who often criticised the current administration, disclosed this through his Medium account as his Twitter account is deactivated. “Friends, I have accepted to take up an advisory role underwritten by an […]

‘FG is operating economic Yahoo yahoo’ – Nigerians react as Government increases VAT from 5% to 7.2%

by Veno Omuedaon September 12, 2019
The Federal Executive Council which President Buhari presided over on Wednesday September 11, approved the increment of value added tax (VAT) rate from 5 percent to 7.2% percent.  The Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed confirmed the increment at the end of the cabinet meeting. The new rate which will take effect from 2020 is however subject […]