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Alpha Beta: I hope EFCC’ll have the nerve to unravel it – Bode George

George further said, “The chickens have come home to roost. How can someone be raping a state so mercilessly since 1999 and he is still doing it? His time is coming to an end.”

Babatunde Fowler: FIRS set to commence audit of taxpayers nationwide

Mr Tunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, on Thursday said that the agency would soon commence the audit of taxpayers across the country.

PDP chairman asks British premier to stop President Buhari’s descent to dictatorship

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has urged the Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May, to stop the Muhammadu Buhari Administration from descent into totalitarianism.
Tope Kolade Fasua

2019: Why INEC must deregister PDP, APC – ANRP

National Chairman of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, ANRP, Tope Fasua, has said the party is determined to actualise the deregistration of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

LCCI: FIRS freezing bank accounts of tax debtors is damaging

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has started writing to banks to freeze the accounts of tax defaulters to prevent affected parties from withdrawing from such accounts.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: I will not share Edo people’s money

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that under his watch, money meant for the development of the state will not be shared.
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Brazil’s 2014 World Cup legacy left little to celebrate

When Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014 the country dreamt of glory, but the beloved national team was thrashed and the tournament left a legacy of unfinished works, huge debts and missing funds.

APC: Governor Wike planning to pay Ekiti workers’ salaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has accused Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, of planning to pay of six months salary arrears of civil servants in Ekiti State ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in that state.

FIRS: Federal government recovers N30 billion from VAIDS

The Federal Government has approved the issuance of a declaration certificate to taxpayers under the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS).

Whistle-blower: Federal government concludes investigation on 534 cases

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, at the weekend disclosed that investigation on 534 cases out of a total 1,231 communications on the whistle-blower policy have been concluded.

The real price of ‘changing the change’

Top opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members have been granting press interviews and addressing zonal political rallies talking about “CHANGING THE CHANGE” in next year’s general elections, without defining what exactly that means.

JTB chief Tunde Fowler urges governors to give state tax authorities autonomy

Chairman of the Joint Tax Board (JTB), Mr. Tunde Fowler, yesterday, called on state governors to empower State Internal Revenue Services (SIRS) by making them autonomous. Fowler made the call at the 137th Meeting of the JTB in Ilorin.

Delta government generates N51 billion IGR in 2017

The Delta Commissioner for Finance, David Edevbie, on Thursday said that the state government generated N51 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2017.

VAIDS: No sacred cows after deadline – Babatunde Fowler

As the March 31, 2018, deadline given by the federal government for tax amnesty under its Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) draws nearer, the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has warned that there would be no sacred cows after the cut-off date.

Okechukwu Enelamah: Robust tax system, foundation of sustainable economic growth

Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, said a robust tax system was the foundation of sustainable economic growth.

Jacob Zuma’s five biggest career scandals

South African President Jacob Zuma’s battle to stay in office despite the ruling ANC party reportedly asking him to step down is the latest in a long history of career controversies.

Governor Ugwuanyi has utilised IGR to transforrm Enugu – Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Thurtsday, hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State over the pace of development in the State.

FIRS boss warns of consequences of failure to take advantage of VAIDS

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has advised tax defaulters to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) to avoid prosecution as well as other penalties at the end of the scheme on 31 March.

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