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Nigerian lady convicted in US for online fraud

Oyindamola Akinrinola, 23, a Nigerian resident of Lawrence, Kansas, has pleaded guilty in federal court for her role in online fraud schemes that targeted victims in the United States.
Speaking during a media briefing on the Analysis of the Year 2021 Budget at Alausa, Ikeja, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Sam Egube, said that the budget size was N1.164 trillion.

Lagos targets N60.31 billion monthly internally generated revenue

Speaking during a media briefing on the Analysis of the Year 2021 Budget at Alausa, Ikeja, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Sam Egube, said that the budget size was N1.164 trillion.
Governor Samuel Ortom has denied reports that he requested a return of confiscated weapons.

Insecurity: Governor Ortom urges FRSC, BIRS to register vehicles in Benue

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has urged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Benue Internal Revenue Service (BRIS) to register all vehicles as a means of addressing the security challenges confronting the state.
The Commissioner for Finance Dr. Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo, made the appeal on Monday at a technical meeting with directors and heads of finance and accounts of all ministries, department and agencies of the government.

Lagos financially, economically viable – official

Contrary to the publication by BudgIT, a public finance analyst, the Lagos State Government said it is economically and financially solid.
The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has fired back at Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, after the couple released a message in honour of the National Voter Registration Day, US Weekly reports.

NYT: Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016

The president, a self-proclaimed billionaire, paid the same amount in 2017, and nothing at all in 10 of the 15 previous years largely because he lost so much more money than he made, the paper reported.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi governor sacks revenue board

The board of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has been sacked with immediate effect.
7. All Progressives Congress chieftains including former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and former Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande, on Saturday, arrived in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Senator Tinubu: Governor Akeredolu has done more than talk

National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has campaigned for the reelection of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu saying he has done more than talk.

EKSU remitted over N200 million deductions to state coffers – vice chancellor

The vice chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Professor Eddy Olanipekun, has disclosed that the university has paid over N200 million to the coffers of the state’s Internal Revenue Service out of the unremitted tax he inherited from his predecessor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele.

Ekiti university vice chancellor faults ASUU over non-remittance of workers’ tax

The Vice-Chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof. Eddy Olanipekun, has cautioned the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to desist from raising unverified allegations against the institution.
The US Department of Justice says it has dismantled three online fundraising campaigns involving terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ military wing).

US says it has seized millions in cryptocurrency meant to fund terrorist groups

The US Department of Justice says it has dismantled three online fundraising campaigns involving terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ military wing). In doing so, the DOJ seized millions of dollars in cryptocurrency that was meant to fund the groups. It’s “the government’s largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the terrorism context,” per the department.
Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested Friday in Tampa, where the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office will prosecute him as an adult. He faces 30 felony charges, according to a news release.

Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls and scammed people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Two other men were also charged in the case.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River announces coronavirus tax palliatives for individuals, businesses

The Cross River State government has announced a package of reliefs and incentives for individual Taxpayers and businesses in the state approved by the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade. This regime of Tax incentives has been provided as one of many avenues for cushioning the impacts of the novel COVID 19 Pandemic, currently ravaging most parts of the world.

Lagos commences implementation of additional tax reliefs to taxpayers

Lagos State Government, through the state Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, has commenced the implementation of additional reliefs aimed at cushioning the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and businesses in the state.Lagos State Government, through the state Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, has commenced the implementation of additional reliefs aimed at cushioning the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and businesses in the state.
Ayodele Subair

Lagos extends tax returns deadline again

The extension, the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr. Ayodele Subair, said is in the government’s continuous effort to provide the much needed relief to taxpayers and mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic.
Some Americans say they haven’t gotten their coronavirus stimulus checks because the feds sent the money to the wrong bank accounts.

Americans: Coronavirus stimulus checks deposited into wrong bank accounts

Several taxpayers tried to check the status of their payments on the Internal Revenue Service’s website only to discover the agency put the money in accounts they didn’t recognize or no longer use.

World Bank, EU distribute computers to MDAs in Cross River

The World Bank and European Union (EU) have donated computer sets to critical Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Cross River.
President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional funding that will allow the government to address the effects of the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Donald Trump approves deferral of $300 billion for tax payments

President Donald Trump has approved the deferral of some $300 billion in tax payments to the Internal Revenue Service to help Americans weather the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa targets N3 billion IGR monthly

Alhaji Mohammed Bashir, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Special Duties (Revenue Generation), says N3 billion is the Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) monthly target set by the Governor Abdullahi Sule’s administration in the state.

Anambra: Three persons arraigned for impersonating revenue officials

Three persons have been nabbed by the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service for allegedly impersonating it officials and collecting revenue from unsuspecting citizens and shop owners across the state.

Nigerian tax expert jailed in New York for fraud

A Nigerian Oyeniyi Jaiyesimi, who is a New York tax return preparer, has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and assisting in the preparation and filing of false returns.

ESIRS: Enugu IGR boost, fallout out of Governor Ugwuanyi’s measures

The Enugu State Internal Revenue Service (ESIRS) has attributed the sustainable increase in the state’s Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) to the well-thought-out measures adopted by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

EFCC saved us from inheriting empty treasury – Kwara governor

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday said he would have inherited an empty treasury if the account of the state government had not been frozen on the eve of his inauguration.

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Twitter is looking into adding subscription options to become less dependent on targeted ads, Bloomberg reported Monday. Several teams are apparently in the early stages of researching different approaches.

Twitter opens its audio chat room Spaces to Android users

Twitter introduced a limited version of the Clubhouse competitor on iOS in January. While any users of Twitter’s iOS app can join and listen to Spaces, only a few can host them at the moment.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.

Bauchi, Benue governors reconcile in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid ordered to further tighten belts by La Liga

FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor: 2.5% revenue for host communities ‘unacceptable’ to Niger Delta

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Tuesday proposed that 10 per cent of derived oil revenue be provided in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the host communities.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab five ‘armed robbers’, recover fire arms in Nasarawa

Police in Nasarawa state Tuesday announced the arrest of two suspected notorious armed robbers who have been terrorising Nasarawa and its environs and recovered fire arms from them.

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PDP disqualifies 41 chairmanship aspirants for Oyo council polls

As preparations for the conduct of local government election gather momentum in Oyo State, the Peoples Democratic Party screening committee has disqualified 41 chairmanship aspirants for the election.

Marketers call for clampdown on depot owners to avoid petrol scarcity

The National President, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Engr. Sanusi Fari, on Thursday called on Federal Government to clampdown on private depot owners who are selling above approved ex-depot price to avoid petrol scarcity.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Ngozi goes to WTO

The biggest piece of happy-ending news in Nigeria in the month of February 2021 is the endorsement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the United States.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 634 new coronavirus cases, six deaths

Nigeria recorded 634 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, making it exactly one week of reporting less than 700 daily cases.
A journalist and a police officer take pictures of each other as people protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar February 23, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar: The revolution will be Facebook-lived

When he heard soldiers had taken power in Myanmar again, Thar Lon Zaung Htet hurried to the office of his news agency in Yangon, grabbed a few essentials and carefully locked up.