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Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N693.529 billion for September

The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

We will not reach 80% revenue performance for 2019 – minister

Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, says the nation will not be able to reach 80 per cent revenue performance for 2019.

Discos fault PwC claims on non-payment of tax

Following a fresh claim by PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) that the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) have not paid tax to the Federal Government(FG) since privatization of the power sector in 2013, the 10 DisCos have faulted the claim.

African leaders to invest $1 trillion on infrastructure

African nations are targeting to invest $1 trillion over the next 10 years to bridge the worrisome infrastructure gap on the continent.

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.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N679.699 billion for May 2019

A total of N679.699 billion has been distributed as Federal Allocation for the month of May, 2019 between the Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils.

Central bank to withdraw N7.9 trillion dirty, mutilated notes

A large proportion of the N7.9 trillion pieces of naira notes in circulation are dirty, mutilated, unfit for Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and over-the-counter payments, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said.

Delta, Akwa Ibom received highest as federal, states, local governments shared N8 trillion in...

A new report has disclosed that the federal government, 36 states and the 774 local government councils in Nigeria shared a total sum of N8 trillion from the Federation Account in 2018 in spite of the shut-ins in several oil installations during the period.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal, states, local governments share N619.857 billion for February

A total of N619.857 billion has been distributed as federal allocation for the month of February 2019 among the Federal, States and Local Government Councils.

FIRS: VAT designed to support poor Nigerians, not a burden

The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Tunde Fowler, has stated that Value Added Tax (VAT) is primarily designed to support poor Nigerians and not to create hardship for them, as it is charged on consumption and capacity to consume.

Experts: VAT increment will further worsen Nigerians’ situations

A notice by Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Executive Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Mr. Babatunde Fowler of government’s intention to raise the rate of value added tax (VAT) before the end of 2019 is presently causing ripples among various categories of Nigerians.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi opposes federal government’s plan to increase VAT

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has opposed the proposed plan by federal government to lift Value Added Tax (VAT) from five percent to 35 percent, stressing that it would put the country in difficult situations.
Babatunde Fowler FIRS

FIRS: No plan to increase VAT to 50%

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it has no plans to increase the rate of value added tax (VAT) from 5 percent to 50 percent.

FIRS refutes report of 50% VAT increase

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday refuted report of planned increment of Value Added Tax (VAT) by 50 per cent to meet up payment of the newly proposed minimum wage.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

FAAC: Federal, states and local governments share N610.368 billion for January

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N610.368 billion to the three tiers of government.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: FAAC disbursed N270.17 billion to federal government in January

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), disbursed the sum of N270.17 billion to the Federal Government in January, 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Minister: Nigeria’s economy will increase its growth trajectory in 2019

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma is optimistic that the Nigerian economy will continue to maintain its recovery in 2019 as the real GDP growth is expected to increase from 0.8% in 2017 to 2.1% in 2018 and 3.01% in 2019, with the sustained implementation of the ERGP.

FIRS remitted N4.63 trillion to FAAC between January and November 2018

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) remitted about N4.63 trillion to the Federation Account between January and November this year, revenue collection figures submitted to the Federal Ministry of Finance have shown.

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Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

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AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

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Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.