Another Set of Leaks on Tax Avoidance in the Paradise Papers

The data leak will increase pressure to clamp down on tax avoidance. THIS week was uncomfortable for a host of well-heeled figures. In the frame were U2’s Bono, America’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, as well as some of the world’s most valuable companies, including Apple and Nike. All these, and many... Continue Reading →

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World Record Diamond Sold for £25m 

The biggest diamond ever sold at auction has been snapped up for £25million, disappointing experts would thought the 163-carat whopper might go for twelve million more. The 163.41-carat diamond, suspended from an emerald and diamond necklace called The Art of Grisogono, sold tonight to an anonymous telephone bidder at the Christie's autumn jewel auction in... Continue Reading →

How Poverty Lower’s IQ 

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. By Sendhil Mullainathan and EldarShafir. Times Books; 288 pages; $28. Allen Lane; £20. Buy from Amazon.com. THE authors of this book both study people for a living—often people who lack money. They may be vegetable sellers in Chennai, India, who borrow money at dawn and repay with... Continue Reading →

Nasarawa State pays November 2017 Retirees Entitlements

His Excellency, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, in continuation of Nasarawa state Government's policy to ensure payment of pensioners and their entitlements, has approved the 5th in the series of the payment of retirement benefits to retired State Civil Servants. Thus, the following beneficiaries are to report to Nasarawa state pension Bureau... Continue Reading →

NCC Seeks Stakeholders Continued Support on Broadband Agenda

​ Professor Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said that the broadband agenda remains top priority on its developmental agenda for the nation’s ICT sector.The EVC said that optimal deployment of broadband infrastructures through the Infraco model in the face of existing broadband infrastructure challenges is critical to driving broadband... Continue Reading →

Apex Bank Lists Gains of FOREX Restriction on 41 Items

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele says the dogged implementation of the Bank’s policy, which restricts importers of certain items access to foreign exchange from the Nigerian Forex market, has led to improvements in the domestic production of those items and a reduction in Nigeria’s import bill. Delivering the 2017 Annual... Continue Reading →

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