THE PUNCH:

  • VAT: Five northern states, two South-West, two South-South among top beneficiaries

Five northern states, two south-western states, two south-south states, and one south-eastern state collected a total of N373.84bn of the N836.51bn Value Added Tax allocation available for states in 14 months.

This is according to the latest FAAC allocation data available from the National Bureau of Statistics for the months of January 2020 through to February 2021.

  • SpaceX to launch private, all-civilian crew into Earth orbit

SpaceX is set to launch four people into space Wednesday on a three-day mission that is the first to orbit the Earth with exclusively private citizens on board, as Elon Musk’s company enters the space tourism fray.

  • Soludo’s assets: CJN orders disciplinary action against FCT judge
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The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Commission, Tanko Muhammad, has directed the Federal Capital Territory Judicial Service Committee to commence disciplinary action against the judge of the Upper Area Court who issued criminal summons against the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo.

 

DAILY INDEPENDENT:

  • My Biggest Challenge Is What Happens When I Leave Office — Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday said with reforms and changes he has embarked upon for the good of public service institu­tions in the state, his biggest challenge is what happens to these institutions when he leaves office.

  • Lamido Meets Obasanjo, Says Nigeria Is Bleeding

Former governor of Jigawa State, Alh. Sule Lamido, on Sunday, said Nige­ria is bleeding, but that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reinforced his faith in the country despite her challenging situations.

  • Club Owners Welcome 3SC, Tornadoes, Gombe, Remo Back To NPFL

The Football Club Owners Association of Nigeria has congratulated the four clubs from the Nigeria National League (NNL), who gained promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) via the just-concluded super 8 playoffs in Enugu.

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THE GUARDIAN:

  • We paid N300m compensation on 5km road, says Kebbi governor

Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State has said that his government paid more than N300 million as compensation to property owners for the construction of roads in Jega Town.

  • FG expends N364 billion on petrol transportation

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has spent about N364 billion transporting Premium Motor Spirit (popularly known as petrol) from abroad, adding at least N21 to the pump price of every liter of the product consumed by Nigerians.

  • 100 days after Twitter ban, uncertainty trails FG’s plan

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The promise by the Federal Government that the ban placed on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, will be lifted soon appears to be fading away, as the suspension hits 100 days today.

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