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Former homeless and Disabled Man Turned Lawyer gets Honored by Reps in Abuja (Photos)

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Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday honoured two Nigerian students Mr Kamaldeen Abdulsalam a former street beggar and Miss Ariola Olaiya, OAU Medical Record breaker for their outstanding feats in academics.

The House leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, (APC,Lagos), moved the motion on Tuesday, asking the House to dedicate part of its Tuesday plenary session to Miss. Ariola Olaiya Blessing and Mr. Abdulsalam Kamaldeen Idowu for their rare feats in their respective fields of study.

Following approval by the presiding speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Gbajabiamila said “the 8th House of Representatives has demonstrated its commitment to reward excellence and encourage citizens who have elevated the ideals of the Nigerian society amid various challenges confronting the country”

He told the House that Mr Abdulsalam Kamaldeen, 38, lost his two legs to polio at the tender age of 3, lost his mother at the age of 4, started primary school at 8, and resorted to street begging to raise money to buy school uniforms, books and to feed; begged for alms from primary through secondary schools and was known on the streets of Lagos.

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Source – Ebiwalismoment

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  1. Osaro

    December 6, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I commend the noble symbolic gesture by the House. I am wondering why the House did not give some dignity to Mr. Kamaldeen by providing him with a Wheel Chair.

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2020 Finance Bill Exempts Minimum Wage Earners From Tax: Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the recently proposed 2020 Finance Bill will exempt workers earning the minimum wage from paying tax.

Buhari disclosed this on Monday in a speech delivered virtually by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the opening session of the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit Group Conference themed: “Building Partnerships for Resilience.”

Also Read: Recession: Nigeria’s Economy On Way To Recovery, Says Osinbajo’s Aide

“We are proposing in the new Finance Act that those who earn minimum wage should be exempted from paying income tax,” he was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.

“These provisions which complement the tax breaks given to small businesses last year will not only further stimulate the economy but are also a fulfilment of promises made to take steps to help reduce the cost of transportation and the impact of inflation on ordinary Nigerians.”

 

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Nigeria Will Exit Recession By First Quarter Of 2021 – Finance Minister

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Nigeria Will Exit Recession By First Quarter Of 2021 – Finance Minister

Zainab Ahmed

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed has revealed that Nigeria would emerge from recession in the fourth quarter of this year or by the first quarter of 2021.

Recall that on Saturday, Nigeria officially went into recession for the second time under President Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration.

Speaking on Monday at the ongoing 26th Nigerian Economic Summit organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab said the current recession would be short-lived.

Also Read: Recession: Nigeria’s Economy On Way To Recovery, Says Osinbajo’s Aide

She blamed COVID-19 for the current recession, saying it followed the pattern across the world where many countries had entered an economic recession.

“Nigeria is not alone in this, but I will say that Nigeria has outperformed all of these economies in terms of the record of a negative growth,” Ahmed said.

 

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Court Remands Nigerian Senator, Ali Ndume, In Prison

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Court Remands Nigerian Senator, Ali Ndume, In Prison

Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume, the lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial district has been ordered on Monday by a federal high court to be sent to prison.

The order follows his inability to produce Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, whom he stood as surety for in his corruption and money laundering trial.

The high court, sitting in Abuja was presided over by Justice Okon Abang and ordered Senator Ndume to be remanded in Kuje correctional centre.

Also Read: Alleged Money Laundering: Court Orders Arrest Of Abdulrasheed Maina

Justice Abang, however, gave three conditions upon which Ndume can regain his freedom namely payment of N500m bail bond into the Federation Account of the Federal Government and present evidence of such payment in court or the FG sells the property situated in Asokoro, Abuja which Ndume pledge as security for the bond and present evidence of sale and payment of the N500m realised into the Federation Account or he (Ndume) produces Maina, who is believed to have now jumped bail, in court.

Shortly after the pronouncement by the Judge, Senator Ndume was led away from the courtroom by security operatives.

 

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