Understanding the FG and State VAT controversy
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30 September 2021 | 6:27 am
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Twenty-two soldiers of the Nigerian Army killed in an ambush by bandits in Niger state have been buried.
Europe's largest economy has flatlined recently, showing no signs of recovery from a winter recession. The International Monetary Fund has predicted Germany will be the only major advanced economy to shrink in 2023.
The vote for the largely ceremonial role is widely viewed as a test of support for the ruling People's Action Party.
This week we're at the 2023 annual MEDEF meeting, where the largest employers' federation in France gets leaders of the country's business community together to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead – one of them being the transition to a green economy. A world leader when it comes to waste treatment and solutions is French group Veolia. Its CEO Estelle Brachlianoff told FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin about the solutions that waste can provide when it comes to energy.
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Lagos State police command parades a fake Commissioner of Police, a phony lawyer, and 11 others involved in hard drug sales, defilement, cultism and robbery.
The US Justice Department has indicted five former Memphis police officers on federal charges over the death of Tyre Nichols. The five have already pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges at the state level.
Ursula von der Leyen used the biggest speech in the EU calendar to go to bat for green industry, sounding like a European Commission president with an eye on a second term. Some listeners missed new climate ambitions.
It is time for Europe's September ritual – the State of the Union speech. It has been a highlight of the EU agenda for the last 13 years. Every year, the president of the European Commission sets out his or her priorities to the plenary session of the EU parliament. Talking Europe hosts two MEPs, both vice-presidents of their groups, to share their impressions of Ursula von der Leyen’s address in Strasbourg on September 13th.
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King Charles III's first state visit to France this week will include echoes of his mother's many trips across the English Channel. Like Queen Elizabeth II did in her day, he will process through the streets of Paris, plant a tree at the British ambassador's residence and dine at the Palace of Versailles.
Investors around the world are awaiting the conclusion of the Federal Reserve meeting in Washington this Wednesday. While there is a wide consensus that the US central bank will leave its key interest rate unchanged, observers will be looking for clues as to how much longer the Fed's cycle of monetary tightening will continue. Han Tan, chief market analyst at Exinity, tells us why this matters and what to look out for. Also in the show, the UK sees a surprising inflation slowdown in August.
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