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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.
Betting firm SportPesa have officially stopped operating in Kenya.

Betting firm SportPesa officially shuts down operations in Kenya

Betting firm SportPesa have officially stopped operating in Kenya.

Presidency: We’ve defeated real Boko Haram

He said: “The position of the Nigerian government is that the Boko Haram terrorism has been degraded and defeated. The real Boko Haram we know is defeated.”

MTN earns N469 billion from airtime, data, SMS in H1

MTN Nigeria made a total of N469.4bn revenue from sales of airtime, data and Short Messaging Service in the first six months of the year, the 2019 half-year unaudited financial report of the company stated.
The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has called for death penalty for kidnappers in the state to help put an end to kidnapping.

Oluwo of Iwo wants death penalty for kidnappers

The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has called for death penalty for kidnappers in the state to help put an end to kidnapping.

LCCI sets agenda for President Buhari’s second term

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the quality of the nation’s infrastructure, policies and institutions are crucial to driving economic diversification.
Abiodun Adedipe

Economist says increasing tax rates not solution to growing tax revenue

Dr Abiodun Adedipe, a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, says that increasing tax rates is not the cure all for growing tax revenue in Nigeria.

Cleric warns against politicizing security agencies

An Islamic scholar, Imam Abdulganiy Abdurraheem Azzubaidi, has warned against the politicisation of security agencies in order to guarantee adequate safety of lives and properties of all citizens in the country.

NAEE urges federal government to remove petrol subsidy

The Nigerian Association of Energy Economics (NAEE) Saturday called on the Federal Government to heed the advice of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to remove petrol subsidy.
Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid addresses the press on April 5, 2019 at the Presidential Palace in Tallinn, where she met the chairman of Estonia’s Reform party. – Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid tasked liberal Reform party leader Kaja Kallas with forming a new government, a month after an inconclusive general election made tricky coalition building inevitable. Kallas’s party won the March 3, 2019 vote — in which five parties entered parliament — but she failed to forge a majority coalition with the outgoing premier’s runner-up mainstream Centre party. (Photo by Raigo Pajula / AFP)

Estonia’s Kersti Kaljulaid tasks liberal Kaja Kallas with forming new govt

Estonia’s president on Friday tasked liberal Reform party leader Kaja Kallas with forming a new government, a month after her Reform party won an inconclusive election that has made it difficult for her to forge a majority coalition.

Rector: Abia poly to relocate to its permanent site in 2020

Prof. Ezionye Eboh, the Rector, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, said on Thursday that the institution would relocate to its permanent site at Osisioma, near Aba, in January 2020.

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Imo State governor Hope Uzodinma has promised to navigate the State into prosperity under his watch, in his maiden broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday.

Prince Ogbonna: Imo sports need quality administrator

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United need to make ‘quality’ signings

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The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police arrest 1,527 kidnap suspects, recover 2,037 firearms in 2019

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that the force had arrested 1, 527 kidnap suspects and recovered 2,037 firearms across the country in 2019.