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Nigeria government to initiate service delivery scheme in seven states

The Federal Government has concluded plans to initiate Service Compact (SERVICOM) in seven states of the federation to enhance citizens-centred participation in governance.

Nigerian Ports Authority orders workers to stay at home

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has directed workers in some of its departments and divisions to stay at home for 14 days as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

ITF graduates, empowers 200 trainees with start-up packs in Ebonyi

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the end of the eighth phase of the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) in Ebonyi, the Area Manager, ITF Abakaliki Area Office, Mrs Ifeyinwa Osagie, described NISDP as one of the flagship programmes of ITF.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor approves redeployment of permanent secretaries

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the redeployment of Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service for a more robust and result-oriented public service.
A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

FIRS begins nationwide crackdown on tax defaulters

In what may be termed an aggressive move to swell government’s revenue, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it will begin a nationwide tax enforcement exercise on recalcitrant tax evaders on Wednesday, December 18 (today).
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha

SGF: Poor quality of service reason for tax evasion

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday said one of the reasons citizens engaged in tax evasion and tax defaulting was their dissatisfaction with quality of services offered by public servants and public institutions.
Timi Frank

FIRS refutes Timi Frank’s claim on ‘N90 billion election fund’

Contrary to claims by Comrade Timi Frank, political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), linking alleged travails being faced by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to the fallout of the 2019 general election, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has described the claims as lacking in truth.

SERVICOM urges Nigerian embassies to establish desks for quality service delivery

SERVICOM has urged Nigerian embassies to establish desk offices to ensure quality service delivery for Nigerians living abroad and boost their security against attacks.

NIS at Lagos airport issues visa on arrival to 2,194 foreigners in July

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in July issued no fewer than 2,194 visas on arrival to foreigners who arrived through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Tax: Why FIRS boss Babatunde Fowler was queried

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, was queried by President Muhammadu Buhari over variances between budgeted collections and actual collections between 2015 and 2018.

Why Nigeria will continue to lead Africa – NEPC chief

The ED/CEO of Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, has said that Nigeria will continue to lead Africa for effective and timeless boosting of her foreign earnings and trade relations with other countries of the world and also enhance global trade relations with the continent globally.

Communications ministry adopts e-management system

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications, Mr. Musa Istifanus, on Tuesday said the Ministry would adopt electronic or e-management systems in work place to create higher level of transparency and efficiency in its operations and service delivery.

Passengers stranded at Abuja airport

Passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, have expressed disappointment in Dana airline meant to fly them from Abuja to Port-Harcourt.

How to get a Nigerian passport within one week without paying a bribe

Problems with the Public Service are often complex and intractable. There are various reasons why Public Service Reforms are difficult in most environments and are particularly difficult in developing countries, such as Nigeria.
Babatunde Fowler FIRS

Illicit fund flows: FIRS chief to attend global conference in New York

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says its Executive Chairman, Babatunde Fowler, has been invited to participate in the global conference on how to curtail Illicit Financial Flows, (IFF) in New York, United States of America.

FIRS: Taxpayers in Nigeria hit 45 million soon

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says the country’s taxpayers will soon increase to 45 million.

Unpaid allowance: Protesting ad hoc staff may have banking problems – INEC

The Lagos office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that ad hoc staff protesting over unpaid allowances may be having problems with their banks.

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.

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Nigerian Breweries donates palliatives to journalists in Imo

The Nigerian Breweries Plc on Tuesday donated food items, sanitiser and drinks to members of the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Imo.

Education counsellor calls for consensus on 2020 WASSCE

Mr Benjamin Bamidele, an Education Counsellor, on Tuesday called on the Federal and State Governments to urgently resolve the impasse over the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has requested for more judges and magistrates in the state’s judiciary to fastrack justice delivery.

Oyo judiciary releases names of vacation judges

As the Oyo State judiciary commences its annual vacation, on Wednesday, based on the provisions of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2010 and other enabling laws, the placement of area of operations for vacation judges has been released for judges that have shown an intention to work during the vacation so that there won’t be a vacuum for time-bound cases.
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OPEC: Nigeria cuts oil production to 1.4 million barrels per day

For the first time in many years, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, has confirmed Nigeria’s ability to cut its output from 1.7 million barrels per day, mb/d in May to 1.4mb/d in June 2020.

Court remands man for allegedly raping seven-year-old

A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Abdullahi Haladu, at Goron Dutse Correctional Centre for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl.