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Sudan exiles return to help rebuild the country after Omar al-Bashir’s ousting

After 33 years in exile, El Sadig Mohamed gave up the easy life in Canada to return to help rebuild Sudan as it emerges from three decades of autocratic rule.
Popular TV host of ”Who wants to be a millionaire?”, Frank Edoho, has aired his view on Nigerian youths and their topic of discussion.

Frank Edoho: Nigerian youths are not passionate about serious things

Popular TV host of ”Who wants to be a millionaire?”, Frank Edoho, has aired his view on Nigerian youths and their topic of discussion.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Commuters stranded as commercial drivers withdraw services in Cross River

Commercial drivers in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, on Monday withdrew their services to protest alleged illegal taxation by some thugs and local government officials in the state.
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Aspirant in Ondo State, Sen. Boluwaji Kunlere, has pledged to address issues of multiple taxation, if elected governor of the state.

Ondo guber: PDP aspirant pledges to address multiple taxation, resuscitate moribund industries

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Aspirant in Ondo State, Sen. Boluwaji Kunlere, has pledged to address issues of multiple taxation, if elected governor of the state.

LIRS: Lagos generated N25 billion during lockdown, leveraging on technology

The Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS) says it generated a whooping N25 billion through taxation in April when there was total lockdown.
The Chairman of the Foundation’s Board, Dr Chiwuike Newington Uba, gave the advice in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu.

ACUF: Nigeria’s economic sustainability plan bold step but not feasible

The ACUF Board Chairman, Dr Chiwuike Uba, who stated this in a statement on Tuesday, commended the Federal Government for conceptualising a policy response needed to jumpstart Nigeria’s economy after COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.

Former Nigerian minister appointed to IBFD board of trustees

IBFD, the world’s foremost authority on cross-border taxation, has announced the appointment of Dr Oby Ezekwesili to its Board of Trustees, effective from 1 April 2020.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigeria allocates N102 billion to health sector

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has provided N102.5 billion in resources as stimulus to be made available for direct interventions in the healthcare sector across the country.

Rocket Internet dumps Jumia, sells 11 percent stake

German tech investor Rocket Internet said on Thursday it had sold its stake in African ecommerce company Jumia, which has seen its shares steadily fall since they listed last April on Wall Street.
The Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mohammed Nami, who was guest on a breakfast programme of the Nigerian Television Authority, urged all businesses to ensure that they register with the FIRS for VAT purpose.

Some tax officials are engineering graduates – FIRS chief

Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Mohammed Nami, on Monday, said some staff the of the Service across the country were graduates of engineering, law and other disciplines not related to tax.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister hails Buhari for signing Finance Bill

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Finance Bill into law.
A Bill to effect that, which was obtained by newsmen, is sponsored by House Spokesman, Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia).

2020 Budget: Reps move to establish taxation, remittances police

A law to appoint an Inspector General to enforce taxation and remittances to the Federation Account is underway in the House of Representatives.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Federal government to remove tax exemption on oil companies’ dividends

Dividends paid from the profits of oil companies will no longer be tax-exempt if the finance bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari is passed by the national assembly.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister hails National Assembly on 2019 finance bill

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has lauded the attention, speed and commitment with which the National Assembly considered the Finance Bill 2019 submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari .
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate seeks federal government ban on textile importation

The Senate on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to ban the importation of textiles in the country for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textile materials.

FIRS ‘non-resident taxpayers office’ takes off January 2020

The tax offices established by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for the administration of taxes for non-resident taxpayers will become operational by January 2020.
Traders at Ladipo Market in Lagos have appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to construct pedestrian bridge at Toyota Bus Stop to stop people from being knocked down while crossing Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

Oshodi traders lament parking space, multiple taxations

Some traders at the popular Oshodi Market on Thursday identified multiple taxations, the absence of parking space and threats by touts as some of the pressing challenges facing traders in the market.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed a capital expenditure of N46 billion for the Ministry of Health in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly.

Senators: 2020 budget projections unrealistic

Some senators, yesterday, dismissed projections of President Muhammadu Buhari’s N10.33 trillion 2020 budget proposal as unrealistic.

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – full text

Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.
The 2019 “Hellboy” reboot is set to hit Chinese cinemas on Monday, Nov. 9, more than a year and a half after its U.S. debut.

‘Hellboy’ set for China theatrical release

The 2019 “Hellboy” reboot is set to hit Chinese cinemas on Monday, Nov. 9, more than a year and a half after its U.S. debut.
Following his victory in the House of Representatives rerun election in Tudun Wada-Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has been reinstated as the Leader of the House of Representatives.

National Assembly gets only 1% of annual budgets – Reps leader

Doguwa, who disclosed this while addressing the board of Civil Society and Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), who paid him a working visit in his office on Thursday, said the wrong narrative about the salaries and allowances of members of the legislature should be corrected.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020 following an announcement of further restrictions on social gatherings in England due to an uptick in cases of the novel coronavirus. – The UK government on on September 9 sets out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP)

UK to deport homeless foreigners from January 2021

As part of Brexit measures, homeless persons who are not citizens of the United Kingdom might face deportation when the new immigration rules come into force in January 2021, The Guardian reported on Thursday.
A security researcher claims he hacked President Donald Trump’s Twitter account earlier this month, guessing that his password was “maga2020!” and possibly posting a tweet where Trump appeared to take a satirical article seriously.

Twitter, White House deny claims that researcher hacked Donald Trump’s account

A security researcher claims he hacked President Donald Trump’s Twitter account earlier this month, guessing that his password was “maga2020!” and possibly posting a tweet where Trump appeared to take a satirical article seriously. Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant and magazine Vrij Nederland reported the news earlier today, citing screenshots and interviews with the researcher, Victor Gevers.