Opponents to challenge Turkey ‘Yes’ vote

  Turkey’s main opposition party has said it will challenge the country’s referendum result after the president won a vote to expand his powers. The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has questioned the legitimacy of the close result, citing irregularities in the electoral process. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s push for an executive presidency succeeded with just over 51% of the vote. The win was met with both celebrations and protests across Turkey. The CHP is refusing to accept the “Yes” victory and is demanding a recount of 60% of the votes,…

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Bundesliga: Reus nets as Dortmund bounce back

    Borussia Dortmund players paid tribute to injured defender Marc Bartra as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on Saturday in their first Bundesliga match since the bomb attack on their team bus. Germany winger Marco Reus scored on his return after six weeks out on an emotional afternoon for the club. Sokratis Papastathopoulos and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also on target in a home victory which let Thomas Tuchel’s side to all but wrap up a top-four finish and boost morale at the end of a traumatic week.…

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Cast of Professor Johnbull challenge multiple taxation

The new episode of the weekly TV drama series, Professor Johnbull, sponsored by Globacom, is challenging the propriety or otherwise of the age-old problem of multiple taxation in the business environment. The fresh episode, aptly entitled “Tax and Revenue”, according to its sponsor, Globacom “is meant to draw the attention of the authorities to the challenges entrepreneurs face in the hands of the multiple Task Forces set up by the various governments to collect taxes, revenues and rates.” Globacom said further in a statement: “It is a fact that some…

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POLITICAL NOTES: Defection unlimited

Defection in Nigeria’s politics predates independence. It first crept into the country’s political lexicon in 1951, when some members of the National Council for Nigeria and Cameroon (NCNC) were lobbied to cross over to the Action Group (AG), both defunct, to stop the former from forming the government in the then Western Region. Since then, jumping of ship by politicians have characterised the country’s political landscape. But it has assumed an alarming dimension with the advent of the present dispensation (Fourth Republic) in 1999, especially since after the 2015 general…

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Stock market advances on blue chips

The Nigerian equities market yesterday sustained upward trend for the second day following renewed investors’ optimism. This was in despite the transactions on the local bourse have continued to witness lull following unfriendly business environment. Key market indicators, the NSE ASI and market capitalisation advanced by 0.05 per on the back of blue chips companies. Specifically, the All-Share Index gained 13.3 basis points or 0.05 per cent to close at 25.51.01 index points as against 25.496.71 recorded the previous day, while the market capitalisation of equities appreciated by N4 billion…

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ZENITH B.BALL LEAGUE: Nasarawa Amazons, Zamfara Babes win

Nasarawa Amazons who lost woefully in their first outing in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women Basketball League going on at the Abuja National Stadium yesterday recorded the first victory with nailbiting 55-51 victory over AHIP Queens from Kaduna. The AHIP girls were almost coasting home to victory when the Amazons turned the game around and won with only two minutes left of play. Earlier in the day, Zamfara Babes who also lost their first game also tasted victory with a 47- 16 win over Coal City girls from Enugu before…

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