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Adeosun – FG to Tackle Smuggling With ICT

Ayandola Ayanleke

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The Nigerian Minister for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has disclosed the Federal Government’s plans to use technology as an enabler to fight smuggling and increase revenue collections.

The minister made this known at the commencement of a workshop on Integrated National Vehicle Identification (VIN) System, in Abuja, Monday.

The minister said it would curb smuggling and increase the revenue collection by the Nigerian Customs Service.

According to her,

“Going forward, we are introducing a new system where all vehicles will be registered using the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), effective 31st March, 2017. Customs clearance will be linked to the VIN and this in turn will be required by each State Government at the point of vehicle registration. Effectively, any vehicle on which duty has not been paid will not be able to be registered and driven in Nigeria. We are using technology to make smuggling an unprofitable venture.”

She also added that,

“The VIN provides a form of identity for each vehicle that will be linked to proof of ownership and connected to a centralised database. Another advantage of the VIN is that the original vehicle manufacturers will be aware of vehicles imported into Nigeria. This information is important where safety and other recalls are issued internationally. The Manufacturers will now have no excuse for not extending the benefits of such recalls to Nigerian customers.”

“The objective is to ensure transparency and accountability in the collection of duties; a central system for tracking all vehicles coming into Nigeria independent of point of entry, shared database for all regulatory and enforcement agencies and requirements. As we expand the database to cover all cars, we will be able to tackle car theft and non- insurance of vehicles among others.”

© 2016, Ayandola Ayanleke. All rights reserved.

Ayandola Ayanleke is a reporter for Premium Herald. She focuses on political and entertainment news. Ayandola studied History and Strategic Studies in the University of Lagos. She has been a contributor with Premium Herald for over 2 years now.

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BREAKING: 17-year-old Lagos girl stabs boyfriend to death

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A 17-year-old girl, Hannah Osazuwa, has allegedly stabbed her lover, Tomide Akintoye, to death.

Although the immediate cause of the incident had yet to be ascertained by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report, comments on the Facebook account of the deceased suggested that they had a history of violence.

The tragic death came three days after Akintoye posted a status update on his Facebook page, Lifeoftomson Seun, wishing Osazuwa a happy birthday.

The post was accompanied by a selfie of the duo cuddling in the doorway, with an inscription, ‘she remains my queen.’

“Baby, on your birthday, I pray that you get whatever your heart desires. May this special day of yours bring with it God’s blessings and love into your life…. I love you,” he wrote on the Facebook page.

On Saturday, a day after the post, Akintoye took to his timeline again and wrote, “Sometimes, a man needs to die to leave (sic) again.”

On Monday, he was allegedly stabbed to death by Osazuwa.

A friend of Akintoye, Onyenma Chibundu, stated that he had been warned several times to stay away from Osazuwa to no avail.

Young Tommy, you were told several times to leave this b***h you took as your GF (girlfriend), you disagreed. Now she has taken your life  with her own hands. RIP bro; (I) will forever miss you,” Chibundu wrote on Facebook.

Another friend of the deceased, identified simply as Jnr Slimzy, also corroborated Chibundu’s post, saying he had tried in vain to separate the lovers.

“I also warned him. Why as I travel this thing con happen? God knows best brother,” he stated.

In another post, Jnr Slimzy wrote, “Rest in perfect peace Lifeoftomson Seun. Never thought it could be you. I never wanted to hear this kind of news. Why would you leave me like this? It hurts so much. After we planned our future together, how could you just leave me like this? Do you know how much it hurts? Your memories can never be erased. My other half just disappeared…. RIP brother, blood, best friend, till we meet again.”

In his post, another friend, Jeda Harry, said the death was avoidable if Akintoye had yielded to his warning to quit the relationship with Osazuwa.

Grieved Sofia Blessing  said it was unfortunate that such fate befell Akintoye “after you told her you loved her on her BD (birthday), she stabbed you. Such wickedness!”

However, efforts to get further details about what transpired between the lovers from their friends proved abortive as none of them had yet to reply to text messages sent by our correspondent as of press time.

Meanwhile, a police source said there was a disagreement between them around 8am and Akintoye assaulted the suspect.

“The suspect retaliated and stabbed him with a pair of scissors in the chest. He was rushed to a hospital, but he bled to death,” the source added.

A commentator, Samantha Florence, said she was disturbed at incidence of violence among teenagers.

She wrote, “Teenage girls of these days are something else. Is it that their parents didn’t bring them up well or what? How can a girl of 17 think of stabbing someone?”

One Yinka Julius added, “Face of a murderer. Who will know this girl is capable of killing somebody… I think this generation is cursed. Na so one go drink sniper two days ago; another one killed her baby daddy in Gbagada just two weeks ago. Maybe God should just wipe this generation out.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect had been arrested.

He, however, did not give further details.

He said, “Suspect arrested, while the case will be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.”

© 2017, Sunday Emmanuel. All rights reserved.

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Senate wants Nigeria to declare October 17 as Poverty Day

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The Senate on Tuesday called on the federal, state and local governments of Nigeria to “henceforth” designate and observe October 17 as World Poverty Day in line with the United Nations resolution.

The call was part of the prayers of a motion unanimously adopted by the Senate at the plenary on Tuesday. It was titled ‘Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty’ and was moved by Senator Ali Wakili and 22 others.

The upper chamber of the National Assembly also appealed to community-based organisations, the media – both conventional and social – to step up discourse on the scourge of poverty and its debasement of human dignity.

The lawmakers also resolved that policies and programmes by the Federal Government through the social investment programmes and other poverty alleviation measures are vigorously pursued.

They also asked the Federal Government to implement the necessary Sustainable Development Goals that would eliminate poverty in line with Goal 16.

In the motion, Wakili noted that October 17 was the day set aside for the commemoration of poverty redication worldwide, while 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992.

He recalled that the recent data from the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics indicate that no fewer than 112 million Nigerians, representing 67.1 per cent of the country’s estimated population, now lived below poverty level, “hence the challenge for all to rise to the occasion to vanquish poverty.”

He stated that passage of the Poverty Eradication Bill had been the right step towards the actualisation of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 for sustainable development and meeting the obligation by all countries to end poverty in all forms.

© 2017, Sunday Emmanuel. All rights reserved.

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I will never return to PDP, says Obasanjo

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A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party.

This was what he told journalists after he met with the  National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors.

The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which lasted for one hour.

The former president said, “I will never return to the PDP, just like a dog would never return to its vomit.”

© 2017, Sunday Emmanuel. All rights reserved.

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