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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.
Atiku Abubakar

Group accuses Atiku Abubakar of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is more than a footballer, he’s a multi-national business

With huge revenues, a colossal audience on social media, sponsors queuing up, and his brand on products from hotels to underwear, Cristiano Ronaldo has long been more than just a football player.
Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala

Oyo government seals Adebayo Alao-Akala’s property in Ibadan

The Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue on Thursday sealed a property belonging to former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of the state, over alleged non-compliance with tax payment.
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EU countries still losing billions in VAT due to fraud

EU member states lost almost 150 billion euros (177 billion dollars) in Value Added Tax revenues in 2016, with a third of that estimated to be due to fraud, the European Commission announced on Friday.
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Kenya set to introduce tax on selfie and roving preachers

Kenya is set to impose tax on street preaching, taking phone photos commonly known as selfies and hawking of food on the streets.

Ugandan civic groups file suit challenging social media tax

Ugandans pay 200 shillings (0.0517 dollars) per day to access Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, Skype and other phone apps under the tax introduced on Sunday.

Nigeria wants to stop being lax about tax

Paying income tax used to be a joke in Nigeria which, no wonder, has the worst tax to GDP ratio in sub-Saharan Africa.

Vice President Osinbajo: Number of tax compliant Nigerians now 19 million

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the number of tax compliant Nigerians has increased by five million to stand at 19 million from the 14 million earlier recorded.

President Buhari extends VAIDS deadline to June 30

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme to June 30.

South Sudan shuts dowm telecom firm Vivacell

South Sudan has shutdown telecom operator Vivacell over a tax dispute.

Donald Trump presses EU on trade barriers in tit-for-tat

President Donald Trump renewed his demand Saturday that the European Union halts its trade barriers to US products in order to spare his allies new steel and aluminum tariffs.

Donald Trump’s economic adviser to quit over planned controversial tariffs

US White House National Economic Council Director, Gary Cohn, is set to resign from his post following President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium.

VAIDS: Data, information-sharing agreements will expose tax dodgers – experts

Tax defaulters and prospective taxpayers have been advised to seize the opportunity provided by the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme or risk having themselves exposed through data and a series of information-sharing agreements to which Nigeria is a signatory.

How Nigeria can get tax systems right – Ex-FIRS chief Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru

Former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Mrs Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru has said that Nigeria could only get its tax system right by including tax in its education curriculum.

N-Power announces end date for online test

N-Power has announced that its online assessment test will end on August 31.

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Prisons Comptroller speaks on alleged ballot box snatching in Lagos

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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.