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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services and 13 others as board members.

New FIRS chief criticizes predecessor’s performance

The newly appointed Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, on Monday launched a veiled criticism of his predecessor in office, Babatunde Fowler, accusing his management of superintending a steady decline in revenue collection by the service since the inception of his tenure in 2015.

Presidency: Why Tunde Fowler was replaced as FIRS chief

The Presidency has said that Babatunde Fowler’s tenure as chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), was not renewed because of his inability to generate enough revenue for the country.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 2

Senate begins confirmation process of new FIRS chairman, board members

The Senate on Wednesday began the confirmation process of Mohammad Mamman Nami as the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.
A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

Trouble brews in FIRS as workers demand handover to senior director

Twenty-four hours after the change of guard at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), members of staff of the Service have given the authorities till Friday for the most senior director to take over as acting chairman.
Babatunde Fowler FIRS

Tunde Fowler: Digital economy now new gold

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, has described the digital space as the new gold in revenue generation in the country.

Babatunde Fowler: New TIN registration system’ll create tax friendly environment

Chairman, Joint Tax Board, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has disclosed that the new National Tax Identification Number (TIN) registration system and consolidated taxpayers’ database would help engender a tax-friendly environment in the country and lay a foundation for less governmental dependence on loans, aids and grants.

Federal government pays N157.3 billion tax arrears to states

The Federal Government has paid the sum of N157.35bn Pay-As-You-Earn tax liabilities owed by Federal ministries, departments and agencies to states.
Babatunde Fowler FIRS

South East gets N24 billion from federal government tax rebates

The South-East states have received nothing less than N23.87 billion from the Federal Government as tax rebates.

Anambra governor flags off new tax registration system

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, on Thursday flagged-off the New National Tax Identification Number (TIN) Registration System for the Southeast geopolitical zone.

Tenure: Court strikes out suit seeking Babatunde Fowler’s sack as FIRS boss

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has struck out a suit seeking the sack of Dr. Babatunde Fowler as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi: We can do away with Senate

Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti state, says Nigeria can scrap the senate as all the country really needs is a unicameral legislature.

States generate N1.6 trillion – FIRS chief

Revenue collection and generation from states across the country rose from N800.02 billion in 2016 to N1.6 trillion last year, the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Mr Babatunde Fowler said on Thursday.

FIRS targets 45 million tax payers by December – Tunde Fowler

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says about 45 million Nigerians will be captured as taxpayers before December 2019.

FIRS chief summoned by Kano court over ‘tenure elongation’

A Federal High Court in Kano has ordered the Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Babatunde Fowler, to appear before it on October 7 and show cause why he should not be sacked for overstaying his four-year tenure which expired on August 18.

Lawyer asks court to sack FIRS chief

A lawyer, Stanley Okwara, has sued the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, at the Federal High Court in Kano. The lawyer wants the court to sack Fowler from office for allegedly overstaying his tenure.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP, NLC kick over VAT increase

The Senate Committee on Finance is to invite the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler to throw more light on the reasons for the proposed increase of Value Added Tax (VAT) from current 5 per cent to 7.2 per cent.

Federal government receives N2 trillion revenue in six months – Budget Office chief

The Federal Government received two trillion naira as revenue from January to June 2019, Director-General of the Budget Office, Mr Ben Akabueze, has said.

Presidency: Nigeria heading for fiscal crisis

The Presidency Monday, raised the alarm that the country might be heading for a fiscal crisis unless urgent steps were not taken to halt the negative trends in target setting and realisation in government revenue.

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