As Ramadan fast comes to an end Muslim faithfuls all over Nigeria have been enjoined to live peacefully with one another, shun violence, turn a new leaf and embrace the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.
Signature TV Correspondent Marvelous Obomanu spoke with Iman Mansur Abdullahi and some other Muslim Scholars in Abuja and now reports.#
Eid-el-Fitri, otherwise called the festival of breaking the Ramadan fast, takes place once the moon is sighted, signaling the arrival of the Tenth Islamic month of Shawwal, and automatically the end of the fasting period.
Muslims around the country on Thursday crowded prayer grounds to celebrate Eid el-Fitr, one of the holiest occasions in the Islamic calendar amid rising insecurity in the country.
SignatureTV Correspondent Marvelous Obomanu was at the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria’s Mosque and now reports. #
The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has urged Muslim faithful to use the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr to pray for peace, unity and progressive governance in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the council, Ambassador Agbo Major, IPAC also congratulated them on successful completion of Ramadan.
The council while calling for togetherness also urged Nigerians to embrace the spirit of love, tolerance, forgiveness and patriotism in their collective quest for a strong, virile, prosperous and egalitarian democratic nation, conscious of the fact that Nigeria is the only country we can call our own. #
The Nigeria Police Force has ordered the immediate withdrawal of personnel attached to governors, senators, public office holders and high-profile persons in the South East.
This was decision reached following the incessant attacks on police formations and officers and in the region.
Many Nigerians have condemned this action by the Police authority while some have supported the decision arguing that politicians should not go with escort since ordinary Nigerians don’t move about with security.
Signature TV correspondent Chibueze Obi was in the street of Abuja and sample the responses from the residents.
Nigeria has generated the sum of N392.8 billion naira from company income taxes in the first three months of 2021.
This was disclosed in the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its quarterly report on company by sectors released on Wednesday.
The NBS disclosed this in its quarterly report on company income tax by sectors released on Wednesday.
According to the data, the company tax generated in first quarter 2021 by sectors, Breweries, Bottling and Beverages generated the highest amount of Company Income Tax with twenty-three point Two-Six Billion Naira generated, followed by Professional Services including Telecoms which generated Eighteen Point One-Seven Billion, and State Ministries & Parastatals generating Seventeen Point Three –Five Billion.
Textile and Garment Industry generated the least with Thirteen Point Four-Nine Million generated, and closely followed by Mining Generating Thirty-Four Point Four Million and Automobiles and Assemblies with Seventy-Three Point Five-Seven Million generated.
It is worthy to note that of the total amounted generated in Q1 2021, One Hundred and Fifty-Two Point Three-Three Billion Naira was generated as CIT locally while One Hundred and Eighty-Four Point Five-Nine Billion was generated as foreign CIT payment. The balance of Fifty-Five Point Eight-Five Billion was generated as CIT from other payments.
Quarter-on-Quarter, Company Income Tax reflected that the sum of Three Hundred And Ninety-Two Point Seven –Seven Billion Naira generated in the first quarter is higher than Two Hundred And Ninety –Five Point Seven-Two Billion Naira generated in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Since last year, the Federal Government has been intensifying efforts towards tax revenue collection in Nigeria. #
With 774 Local Governments, unevenly shared among the various states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, questions have sprung up from concerned citizens about the maladministration of Local Government Chairmen, and the very corrupt state in which her elections are conducted. Signature TV Correspondent Nwabueze Njoku addressed the very disturbing issue at stake “Scrapping Local Governments” on the signature show with a former Local Government Chairman in Akwa State, Hon. Aniekan Akpan.
Addressing the question “is their sense in scrapping the LG system to create a level playing field, here is what he had to say.
ON THE FOREIGN SCENE
Police in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, have fired tear gas to disperse a demonstration of people expressing solidarity with Palestinians.
They marched behind a banner which said: “Kenyans stand with Palestine.”
Reports say that a number of people have also been detained.
Expressing solidarity, Rayan Sheikh told newsmen that he stands with his brothers and sisters in Palestine and pray day and night that his sisters and brothers get peace.
Violence between Israel and the Gaza strip has escalated since Monday.
At least 67 people in the Gaza strip and seven people in Israel have been killed.
With the coronavirus raging in Istanbul, European football’s governing body UEFA has announced that it is moving the Champions League final to Portugal for the second year running.
The all-English affair between Manchester City and Chelsea will now be played at the Estadio do Dragao, home of FC Porto on May 29 with both sides set to receive an allocation of 6,000 tickets.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said he is delighted that a compromise has been found as depriving supporters of the chance to see the match in person was not an option.
UEFA’s hopes of playing the game in Istanbul were ruined by Turkey being added to the United Kingdom’s “red list” of countries with severe coronavirus outbreaks. #
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