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Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.

Governor Sanwo-Olu urges CITN to deepen taxation practice in Nigeria

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.

ECOWAS to have own currency by 2020 – member state

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is in the “fast lane’’ of integration and planned to have its own currency in 2020, a member state has disclosed.
Bala Mohammed

Governor Mohammed, 17 Bauchi lawmakers submit assets declaration form

Former Reds star Danny Murphy believes Liverpool are not in danger of losing in-form forward Sadio Mane to Real Madrid despite apparent interest from the Spanish giants.
The Court of appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment which nullified Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s victory in the Osun governorship election.

Automated technology will boost Osun‘s revenue

The Osun State government has said that introduction of an automated technology known as “Omoluabi Card” for collection of taxes from taxable Osun residents was designed to boost the state’s revenue base.

Court orders reinstatement of suspended SEC chief Mounir Gwarzo

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the immediate reinstatement of Mounir Gwarzo, the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), back to his position.
Zainab Ahmed

Federal government releases final N22.6 billion Nigeria Airways pensioners entitlements

The federal government has approved the release of N22.6 billion balance to pensioners of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited.
Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government is working on a policy that will limit the number of children a woman can give birth to.

Pensioners block finance minister’s convoy over pension verification

The convoy of the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, was on Tuesday night blocked by angry pensioners of the defunct Nigerian Airways.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

2019 budget: Federal government unsure of how to bridge funding gap

The federal government says it is caught between a rock and hard place on how to raise additional N102.84 billion to bridge the funding gap created in the 2019 budget as a result of the increase of N90.3 billion by the National Assembly.
Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

Universities urged to stop enrolling unqualified graduates into NYSC

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned tertiary institutions in the country against enrolling unqualified graduates in the scheme.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: States to share N649 billion Paris Club refund

Finance Minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has revealed that the sum of N649 billion, the final tranche of the Paris Club Refund, is available to be shared by the 36 States of the federation.

NIMASA partners customs, central bank, others on review of vessels import tax

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, last week, disclosed that it was currently engaging the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, the Federal Ministry of Finance and its supervisory ministry, the Ministry of Transportation, in working out a special tariff template for the importation of vessels and its parts by indigenous shippers.

Group condemns attacks, blackmail on central bank chief Godwin Emefiele

A group, Yoruba Youth Democratic Movement (YYDM), has condemned what it called blackmail by some people who are against the re-appointment of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Godwin Emefiele.

Reps: Over $900 million found in secret non-TSA accounts

The House of Representatives said it discovered that over $900m was still “being held” by Federal Government’s ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) outside Treasury Single Account (TSA).

Federal government to launch portal for budget implementation monitoring

Mr Alfred Okoh, Technical Adviser to the Director General, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, says there are plans to launch a budget implementation monitoring portal.

Nigeria loses $29.3 billion yearly to erratic power supply

The Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) at the weekend said the country loses $29.3billion yearly to low supply resulting from load shedding and inadequate facilities.

Governor Okorocha sets up governing councils for new tertiary institutions

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has set up governing councils for the three newly established tertiary institutions in the state.

Panel recommends dismissal of suspended SEC chief Mounir Gwarzo

The panel set up to investigate Mounir Gwarzo, suspended Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has recommended his dismissal.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

President Buhari, UN scribe to raise $50 billion to recharge Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the acceptance of the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to co-chair a Special Session to raise $50 billion to fund the inter-basin water transfer from Central Africa to revive the Lake Chad, the presidency said in a statement, Tuesday.

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