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Bauchi Govt Raises Alarm Over Suspicion Of Boko Haram Infiltration
The Bauchi State Government has raised an alarm over the suspicion that Boko Haram insurgents from neighboring Yobe State have infiltrated four local government areas of the State.
The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government (SSG), Alhaji Sabiu Baba, disclosed this at a press conference on Monday.
He listed Zaki, Gamawa, Darazo and Dambam as the local government areas bordering Yobe state, saying the level of suspicion became high following the attempted vandalisation of telecommunication masts in Gamawa.
FG, Microsoft To Equip 5m Nigerians With Digital Skills
The federal government and Microsoft Corporation on Monday announced a partnership that will benefit about five million Nigerians from a digital upskilling programme in three years.
The partnership anchored on connectivity, skilling and digital transformation followed discussions between both parties led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Microsoft President Brad Smith earlier in the year.
Under the programme, locations in each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria will also enjoy active internet connection and cloud services courtesy of this digital transformation plan.
Bandits Threaten To Kill Remaining Students Abducted From Kaduna Private Varsity
Bandits have threatened to kill the remaining 17 students abducted from Greenfield University, Kaduna State.
Twenty-two students and a member of staff were abducted from the school campus along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on April 20 and within a week, five of them were killed.
In an interview with the Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA), monitored by our correspondent, a leader of the bandit group who identified himself as Sani Idris Jalingo, said if the Kaduna State Government or their families fail to pay a ransom of N100 million as well as provide them with 10 brand Honda motorcycles by Tuesday, the remaining students will be killed. Jalingo said there were 17 students in his custody, including 15 females and two males, among them a grandchild of the late 18th emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, whom he identified as Hamza.
Dangote Cement To Pay N40bn Tax In Q1
Dangote Cement Plc is expected to pay N40.39 billion in taxation to the nation’s treasury from its operational result in the first quarter of 2021, the company said yesterday.
In a statement, the cement manufacturer cited its published financial result on Friday, April 30, 2021, stating that the amount is due from corporate tax for the period ended March 31, 2021.
The taxation amount is 47.3 per cent higher this quarter than the N27.42bn paid in Q1 2020. Dangote Cement currently pays over N240 million Value Added Tax (VAT) daily to the government, making it one of the biggest private-sector taxpayers, it stated.
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