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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Fayose: FG govt wants to tax Nigerians to death, condemns increase in cost of data

Fayose: FG govt wants to tax Nigerians to death, condemns increase in cost of data

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said the President Mohammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government desire was to tax Nigerians to death, saying; “Nigerians must resist any attempt to impose new tax on them.”

The governor described the federal government’s plan to increase the cost of data as wicked, adding that “Most Nigerians are still alive today because they are kept busy by their access to social media. They relieve themselves of the burden of hunger and despair, placed on them by the federal government’s lack of policy direction by reading news and jokes, chatting with friends, watch comedy movies, etc. Denying them of this opportunity through increment in the cost of internet subscription will mean that the federal government deliberately wants many Nigerians, especially the youths to die of depression.”

He hailed the Senate for directing the National Communication Commission (NCC) to suspend the planned increment, saying; “The government must be sensitive to the plight of the people. Today, despite all the taxes and increments in services rendered by federal government agencies, minimum wage has remained at N18, 000 while millions of jobs have been lost. Do they want Nigerians to pay with their blood?”

In a release issued in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “If the only way the federal government believes it can take Nigeria out of recession is to impose obnoxious taxes that will further impoverish the people, the federal government is not being fair to Nigerians.”

He said; “Under 20 months of Buhari’s government, petrol price was increased from N87 to N145 per litre, kerosene; diesel and gas price was increased, electricity tariff was increased, N50 stamp duty was introduced on bank customers, 9% tax for the use of communication services like calls, SMS, MMS and data usage from telecommunication service providers; internet service providers and Pay TV Stations.

“It is also under this APC government that N65 levy was imposed on every withdrawal on ATM, various bank charges introduced, custom duties increased, increment of VAT from five per cent to 10 per cent contemplated, cost of vehicle plate numbers and drivers licence increased, and now cost of internet subscription is to be increased too.

“Is this government out to tax Nigerians to death?”

While condemning the proposed increment in the cost of data, Governor Fayose said it was strange that the federal government came with the idea less than three weeks after the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed complained about the damage being done to the image of the Buhari’s government by the social media.

“About three weeks ago, Lai Mohammed told Nigerians that social media was the greatest nightmare of the federal government and now, we are being told that federal government has told telecommunication providers to increase the cost of internet subscription. Is this not a way of indirectly restricting Nigerians from using social media?

“They tried to gag Nigerians, using the failed social media bill, now they want to use increment of internet subscription to achieve what they could not achieve with the social media bill last year. Nigerians must say no to this and I am standing with the youths of Nigeria to say no to any increment in the cost of data,” Fayose said.


Patience Jonathan Lands In Nigeria After A Short Vacation Abroad(Photos)

As shared by Oraye.....


According to Information reaching my left ears and supported by incontrovertible images, Dame Patience Jonathan just touched down on Nigerian soil after a short  vacation abroad.

Dame Jonathan, according to reports was received at the Port Harcourt International Airport by associates, friends and close family members.

According to Hon. Evans Bipi who was among those who received the former first lady, she extends her best wishes to all Nigerians and calls for continued patriotism to move Nigeria forward'


RMD Gives A Female Producer A Peck & She Says:'I Kuku Receive It To Get Breath Of Greatness'(Photos)

Pictured pictured is veteran actor RMD giving producer and director Lala Akindoju a peck.You know what it means for RMD to just come closer to you.Well Lala couldn't hide her excitement.She said she kuku take the peck from RMD so that she can get breath of greatness from him.


Kano State Governor Ganduje Signs $1.8bn Railway Project With Chinese Firm(pics)

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state today Nov 30 signed $1.8 billion light rail contract with China Railway Construction Group C18 for the construction of light rail line in the state.‎ ‎

Speaking at the event,he said the first phase of the construction will take two years while the second phase of the four-line rail is expected to take another two years.The first phase of the project from Dawanau to Bata is expected to cost $555 million.A Chinese Bank would provide 85 per cent of the total sum, while the Kano State Government would pay the remaining 15 per cent.

According to Gov Ganduje,the rail project will improve transportation in Kano and also boost economic activities in the state.He also said the project is part of his grand design to transform Kano into a great city.

“Upon completion, the light rail is expected to cover Janguza-Bata, Jogana-Bata, Dawanau-Bata and Kwanar Dawaki-Bata routes in Kano city.”

In his part,the Chairman of the company, Mr Ben Shinxo, assured the state government of their readiness to complete the projects within the specified time frame.

I must say in Gov Ganduje APC has another performing governor!


Daniel Amokachi Hangs Out With His Lovely Family(Photos)

Former Super Eagles player Daniel Amokachi must be one of the happiest person on earth.Looking at his family will 'ginger' you to tie the knot sharp sharp and get your girlfriend pregnant.He was pictured hanging out with his lovely family.He wrote.....
'Family. Together. Finally. 3 Lord is great. I feel blessed'
Adorable family!

Akpabio Reveals Why PDP Senators Staged A Walkout Today:'As Lawmakers,Senators Must Not Encourage Political Rascality'

Below is what Senator Akpabio shared online......

'As lawmakers, Senators must not encourage political rascally. That is why PDP Senators today staged a walk out to protest the purported defection of Senator Yele Omogunwa who was elected on the platform of PDP but claimed he wants to defect to APC to support the Governor-elect of his state. The constitution is clear on this that if a Senator defects to another political party, he loses his seat'


Check out this school renovated by Rochas Okorocha in Owerri(Pics)

As shared by FCC Jones.....

'Owerri City School, Weatheral Road Owerri. Refreshed and repainted.
A first time visitor will most likely see this as a university campus. But this is one of the many new schools the education loving governor of Imo State has built for the State. Governments in Nigeria are accused of lacking maintenance culture, but not for Owelle Rochas Okorocha. He keeps maintaining the projects in the State to ensure they serve the people better.

NB: I personally called my cousins in Owerri.They told me that the school is a primary school.Is there anybody in Owerri who can help us confirm the authenticity of the news?


Ondo state governor-elect Akeredolu receives certificate of return from INEC(Photos)

According to Casey,Akeredolu of APC today received his certificate of return from INEC.Below is what he wrote....


Confirmed: Gov elect , Barr Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu(SAN) and his Deputy Gov elect, Barr Agboola Ajayi received certificates of return from INEC, Akure today as authentic leaders of Ondo State govt as from 2017. Event in pix. God is good'