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FIRS generates N4.03tn from tax in 2017 - Fowler FIRS generates N4.03tn from tax in 2017 - Fowler
- January 23, 2018

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) collected a record N4 trillion in taxes previous year. Past year revenue generation figure, according to Fowler, marked a 20 per cent rise over the N3.3 trillion collected in 2016. "For us in Nigeria, the decline in receipts from oil revenue and the concomitant decline in accruals to states from the Federation Account have placed many states in a financial quandary to the point where basic obligations such as the payment of employee wages has ... (more...)
Rex Tillerson Visits New US Embassy in London that Trump Criticized Rex Tillerson Visits New US Embassy in London that Trump Criticized
- January 23, 2018

In a tweet that reverberated across the Atlantic, Trump lambasted the Obama administration for moving the embassy from London's posh Mayfair district. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss Tillerson's plans and spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity. Last week, Trump called on US' European allies to fix the "terrible flaws" in their 2015 landmark Iran nuclear deal and warned that his country would pull out if the demands were not met. (more...)
Guy, No. 2 Virginia pull away to beat Wake 59-49 Guy, No. 2 Virginia pull away to beat Wake 59-49
- January 23, 2018

Duke shot 51.8% from the field and 46.2% (12-26) from beyond the arc in the victory. (14.5), Wendell Carter Jr. Five players are averaging in double figures for Duke, they are Marvin Bagley III (21.9), Grayson Allen (15.1), Garry Trent Jr. (more...)
Trump signs off on agreement to reopen federal government Trump signs off on agreement to reopen federal government
- January 23, 2018

It was a stark contrast from the Senate Democratic position just a few days ago. The deal was reached after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to bring to the Senate floor a bill to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program . (more...)
Shooting at Marshall County High School Shooting at Marshall County High School
- January 23, 2018

A gunman opened fire at a high school in Italy, Texas, on Monday, police said. Best update in the last 24 hours. Joffre would not say whether the suspect had any previous disciplinary issues at the school. A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized Monday morning after a shooting was reported at a school in the Ellis County town of Italy. Police have not officially released the identities of the victim or the accused shooter and have not hinted at a possible motive. (more...)
United Nations readies aid as Turkey attacks Kurdish enclave in Syria United Nations readies aid as Turkey attacks Kurdish enclave in Syria
- January 23, 2018

Turkish media reported on January 22 that Turkish troops, accompanied by some 25,000 pro-Turkey rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have captured several villages in northwestern Syria. Turkey has legitimate security concerns over insurgency inside its borders, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday, according to U.S. (more...)
Trump Signs Bill Ending Government Shutdown After 3 Days Trump Signs Bill Ending Government Shutdown After 3 Days
- January 23, 2018

The final vote on passage is expected later Monday afternoon. A bipartisan group of two dozen senators, led by Sen. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Democrats got enough to satisfy them moving forward. "There is a commitment from Republicans to try to do something about it, but no guarantee that they will". "If that's not enough for Democrats, then we're in this for the long haul", the aide said. (more...)
Senate deal to halt USA govt shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Though the impasse is over, the upper chamber still has to grant final approval of the bill and send it back to the House of Representatives for a vote. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. No bill that passes the Senate with Democratic support is likely to meet that test. Even Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), a vocal advocate for immigrants in the Senate, reportedly was reportedly convinced by McConnell's promise. (more...)
Dems have biggest generic House ballot lead since 2006 Dems have biggest generic House ballot lead since 2006
- January 23, 2018

That produces as stunning 35-point advantage for Democrats. The Cook Political Report now rates 63 GOP seats as being competitive in November. The midterm elections loom heavily over the federal government shutdown that began Saturday, after the poll was completed. (more...)
US House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown US House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure - until February 8 - in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks. (more...)
President Trump's Physician Says He's In Excellent Health President Trump's Physician Says He's In Excellent Health
- January 23, 2018

Despite the diet and cholesterol concerns, Jackson stressed that Trump's "cardiac health is excellent". He said: "I will give 100 thousand dollars to Trump's favourite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us". (more...)
Zambia avoid Morocco but stretched by Namibia Zambia avoid Morocco but stretched by Namibia
- January 23, 2018

Uganda and Ivory Coast drew blanks in a dead-rubber match on Monday evening. Absalom Limbondi found the opener for Namibia before Lazarous Kambole equalised in the 24th minute for Chipolopolo to share the spoils. The equaliser came 11 minutes later, when Ernest Mbewe pulled the ball back from the byeline and Kambole managed to guide it home despite the fact he was off balance. (more...)
Protest in UP before release of 'Padmaavat' Protest in UP before release of 'Padmaavat'
- January 23, 2018

They called it the Swambimaan rally with memorandums asking to ban the films or allowing them to end their lives. Even Akshay Kumar has chose to postpone the release of his film, Padman, to ensure Bhansali doesn't suffer monetary losses. On top of it, the advice of these historians was also not considered. PADMAAVAT has had a long history of trouble. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor is scheduled to hit cinemas on 25 January. (more...)
Woman films tragic moment man drowns behind her without realising Woman films tragic moment man drowns behind her without realising
- January 23, 2018

Where will the Alaska quake hit and at what time? Anneka Bading was filming with her GoPro in the water at Mackenzie Falls in Victoria, Australia when a commotion occurred behind her. "Everyone didn't know what to do and we couldn't understand [the victim's friends]". My legs were shaking when I knew what was going on but no one knew what to do, ' she told the publication. (more...)
Trump Thanks Jim Acosta for Admitting Dems 'Gambled and Lost' Trump Thanks Jim Acosta for Admitting Dems 'Gambled and Lost'
- January 23, 2018

Acosta has frequently sparred with White House officials, sometimes talking over officials in press briefings, and has become a favorite target of Trump, who often criticizes the media. The three-day government shutdown came to an end Monday after the House passed a resolution to restore funding that had cleared the Senate hours earlier. (more...)
Donald Trump's alleged porn star lover Stormy Daniels mysteriously booted off Instagram Donald Trump's alleged porn star lover Stormy Daniels mysteriously booted off Instagram
- January 23, 2018

Of course, this comes on the heels of Stormy's nationally publicized alleged affair with Trump before he became president. In October she stopped texting Weisberg, with a source telling him that Daniels indeed accepted the Trump payment. (more...)
Police union cracks down on PBA cards for civilians Police union cracks down on PBA cards for civilians
- January 23, 2018

And police are fuming at Police Benevolent Association chief Pat Lynch, who's reduced the number of cards from 30 to 20 for active police, and from 20 to 10 for retired police. 'All the cops I spoke to were very disappointed they couldn't hand them out at Christmas gifts'. The PBA and the NYPD declined comment. While police are upset, many are asking a more fundamental question: Why have police ever had "get out of jail free" cards in the first place? Officers are reportedly not happy ... (more...)
Colin Kaepernick, Snoop Dogg to Donate $35000 to Dallas Organization Colin Kaepernick, Snoop Dogg to Donate $35000 to Dallas Organization
- January 23, 2018

Mothers Against Police Brutality aims to unite mothers of people killed during police encounters. The founders of Mothers Against Police Brutality said they will use the money to expand their mission of changing police departments' policies on deadly force. (more...)
US Congress clinches deal on spending, immigration to end shutdown US Congress clinches deal on spending, immigration to end shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day USA government shutdown , approving the latest short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. Trump spent the weekend stewing at the White House when he had planned to be among friends and family at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida for his anniversary bash. (more...)
Shock jock Don Imus to retire from his morning show in March Shock jock Don Imus to retire from his morning show in March
- January 23, 2018

MSNBC simulcast the show for over a decade as well, but Imus was sacked by both the network and CBS - which owns WFAN - in April 2007 after he infamously made derogatory comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team. He returned to the air eight months later on WABC. That version of the show was run on the Fox Business Network from 2009 until 2015. Imus began his NYC career in 1971 with WNBC before moving to WFAN in 1988. (more...)
Shutdown heads into day 2 amid blame game on both sides Shutdown heads into day 2 amid blame game on both sides
- January 23, 2018

And the uncertainty over Trump's position will also weigh against a Democratic shift of position after he called for, and then rejected a previous bipartisan deal on immigration. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. "If [Democrats] can get language they're comfortable with, I think we'll have the government open". "A minority in the Senate has chose to play politics with military pay, but you deserve better", Pence said, surrounded by troops in fatigues and camouflage tarpaulins. (more...)
Outa welcomes appointment of new Eskom board Outa welcomes appointment of new Eskom board
- January 23, 2018

Government's decision to shake-up Eskom over the weekend and appoint a new 13-member board has been widely welcomed by political parties and business organisations as a move that gives the cash-strapped utility a second chance. The new board will need to urgently address serious structural problems at Eskom and a potentially devastating knock-on effect on our economy if it fails to meet its financial obligations. (more...)
Dortmund Begin Moves for Arsenal Striker Dortmund Begin Moves for Arsenal Striker
- January 23, 2018

Has Henrikh Mkhitaryan let slip about Aubameyang's arrival? The north Londoners splashed the cash to sign Alexandre Lacazette in the summer transfer window but the French worldwide has been out of form. "We have the impression that his mind is being occupied by other things and that he is therefore not completely focused". "Yes because a character can be of a very positive note and can be a very negative note", he said . (more...)
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) Analysts See $0.38 EPS The Coca-Cola Company (KO) Analysts See $0.38 EPS
- January 23, 2018

Coca now has $201.87 billion valuation. Company insiders own 1.51% of the company's stock. The company's stock had a trading volume of 9,577,437 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,670,000. The company has market cap of $9.14 billion. It has a 25.1 P/E ratio. The Company owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still beverages, such as waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink ... (more...)
Commercial establishments in Delhi shut shop to protest against sealing Commercial establishments in Delhi shut shop to protest against sealing
- January 23, 2018

The traders association said that the protest has been planned at 6 places in the city from 12pm -2pm, the main venue being Hauz Qazi near Chawri Bazar metro station. The entire sealing proceedings are being run in a dictatorial manner keeping aside the DMC Act, 1957", Khandelwal claimed. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged the Central government to bring an ordinance to protect the capital's traders from an ongoing sealing drive. (more...)
Turkey's Afrin operation going successfully, according to plan: Security summit Turkey's Afrin operation going successfully, according to plan: Security summit
- January 23, 2018

A Turkish soldier in a tank waits on the border before invading the Afrin region of Syria in the ironically dubbed Operation Olive Branch. Turkey said it wanted to create a 30km safe zone around Afrin, deep inside Syria. A military operation codenamed Olive Branch was launched last week to clear YPG from Afrin. The Afrin district houses an estimated 800,000 civilians, including displaced people from earlier years of the Syrian war. (more...)
Kansas State men's basketball summary for January 22 Kansas State men's basketball summary for January 22
- January 23, 2018

Take that back a couple more seasons and KU (16-3 overall, 6-1 Big 12 ) now has won 13 of its last 17 games decided by three points or fewer. Brown scored a game-high 34 points of 9-of-16 field goals, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range, and went a ideal 12-of-12 from the free throw line. (more...)
Singh resigns with immediate effect Singh resigns with immediate effect
- January 23, 2018

He was placed on special leave in July 2017 and suspended in September. This comes after Singh, through his attorneys, resigned with immediate effect from Eskom on Monday night. The inquiry also wants to hear from Matshela Koko this week, who, before he was axed on Sunday , was reinstated after a disciplinary hearing. The committee's chair, Daphne Rantho, had accused Singh of trying to undermine parliament. (more...)
Take the cognitive test that President Trump passed during his physical Take the cognitive test that President Trump passed during his physical
- January 23, 2018

The piece characterized the lack of communication between President Trump and his predecessor as unusual. Trump will be making some changes to his diet and exercise in an effort to lose weight. The news outlet published an article Thursday that noted President Trump and former president Barack Obama haven't directly spoken in a year. Jackson gave details on Tuesday following Trump's test at the Walter Reed military hospital. (more...)
Highland resident makes the Dean's List at Gonzaga University Highland resident makes the Dean's List at Gonzaga University
- January 23, 2018

Tobin, a sophomore biology major who is the daughter of James and Jana Tobin of Owls Head. Renee Stalker of Howes Cave was among 312 students from Genesee Community College named to the fall semester president's list. These are the Harrison students who were named to the Dean's List. Area students named to the fall semester dean's list at the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut include Marissa Mehlrose of Gilbertsville, Casey Roy of Oneonta, and Everett Bishop of Worcester. (more...)

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