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Edo IRS commences aggressive tax enforcement exercise

The Edo State Internal Revenue Service has commenced aggressive tax enforcement exercise to collect revenue owed the state government.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Inauguration: President Buhari orders agency heads to prepare handover notes

Ahead of the May 29 inauguration President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed; the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali; the Executive Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, and 11 other heads of agencies under the Ministry of Finance have been ordered to submit their hand over notes on or before April 23.

FIRS, NLRC begin process to collect VAT on lottery, gaming

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) have commenced process to automate the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) on lottery and gaming businesses in Nigeria.
Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory, President Muhammadu Buhari told the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa Saturday in Amman, the capital of Jordan. 6

President Buhari: Gaps in social, economic opportunities fuel terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Dead Sea, Jordan, urged world leaders to work towards narrowing gaps in social and economic opportunities for citizens as panacea to rising conflicts across the globe, attributing the Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria to lack of inclusion.
Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory, President Muhammadu Buhari told the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa Saturday in Amman, the capital of Jordan. 6

President Buhari highlights cause of conflict in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Dead Sea, Jordan, urged world leaders to work towards narrowing gaps in social and economic opportunities for citizens as panacea to rising conflicts across the globe.

Jigawa SUBEB opens bid for construction of school projects

The Jigawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has opened bid for the various projects for schools in the state.

NCC rolls out agenda for consumer education

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says its has set an agenda to educate consumers on the choice of ICT services.

Debo Adeniran: Corruption can only be tackled from grassroots

President Muhammadu Buhari has been adviced to evolve means of implementing anti-graft war at the grassroots levels in order to completely stamp out the menace across the country.

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.

Babatunde Fowler: VAT designed to support the poor

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has stated the Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax primarily designed to support poor people, and not to create hardship for them.

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.

Nestlé Nigeria inaugurates four community water projects

As the world commemorates World Water Day, Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Nigeria, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, says the company recognises and respects the fact that water is a fundamental human right.
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BUA, Wartsila Oy of Finland sign 48MW power project for Sokoto Line 3

BUA Group has signed a contract with Wartsila Oy of Finland for the construction of a 48 megawatt power plant for Sokoto Cement line 3 in Sokoto State.
Abdullahi Mukhtar

Nigeria reviews hajj medical guidelines

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has inaugurated a Medical Guidelines Review Committee on existing medical guidelines for pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
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.

CACOL hails judge over order on Modibbo Kawu’s alleged fraud case

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has hailed Tuesday’s order issued by Justice F.O. Giwa of the Federal High Court, Abuja, over a N2.5 billion fraud case involving Modibbo Kawu, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

CACOL backs federal government’s probe of $16 billion spent on power under PDP government

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has lauded the resolve of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to investigate and get to the root of the over $16billion allegedly expended on power (electricity) generation and distribution under the leadership of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan’s regimes.

NSIWC raises the alarm over circulation of fake circular

The Executive Chairman, National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission, (NSIWC) High Chief Richard Onwuka Egbule, raised the alarm over circulation of a fake circular to revise the supplementary allowance payable to security personnel attached to political, public and Judicial office holders.

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The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) has donated a thermal camera to be used at the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

WAHO supports Nigeria with thermal cameras for airport screening

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) has donated a thermal camera to be used at the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
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NNPC: No plans to relocate NGMC to Abuja

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has no plans to relocate its Gas Marketing Subsidiary, Nigerian Gas Marketing Company Limited (NGMC), from Warri to Abuja.

Economist hails FIRS over cost-cutting reforms

A seasoned economist and retired director in the federal civil service, Dr. Aina Iluyomade, has urged the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, to sustain the agency’s cost-cutting reforms in order to boost revenue and enable the federal government meet the 2019 budget expectations.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Governor Sani-Bello urges federal government to intervene in felling of economic trees

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has called for Federal Government’s intervention in curbing the incessant and indiscriminate felling of economic trees across the country.
Mohamed Salah has defended his celebration after scoring Liverpool’s second goal against Chelsea as an unplanned move for his love for yoga.

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool acting like a club that belongs at the top

Liverpool's mentality this season is like that of a club that belongs at the top and challenging for major titles, according to captain Jordan Henderson.