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FIRS: Making Stamp Duty The New Black Gold

By Muhammad Nami This matter of making the Stamp Duty (and by implication tax revenue) the next black gold has occupied my mind even long before I was appointed the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service. I have thought that given the way the Nigerian economy has been experiencing some difficulties due to unpredictable shocks in the competitive international oil market, it would be economically wise that the country begins to activate its latent tax potentials such as the stamp duty which has long been neglected. For me,…

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Publisher Azuh Arinze Unveils Two New Books

The Publisher and Editor in Chief of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine, Azuh Arinze, has unveiled two new books that feature success stories of high-profile individuals and lessons from his journalism career. Azuh announced the launch of his literary pieces entitled, Success Is Not Served A La Carte and Encounters – Lessons From My Journalism Career, at an exclusive virtual media event on Monday, June 29, 2020. The first book, Success Is Not Served A La Carte, is an enlightening collection of one-on-one interview sessions with 30 high-profile individuals in the country,…

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Buhari Appoints Prof Adesugba MD Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Adesoji Adesugba as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority(NEPZA), a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment. The President’s approval was given in a letter addressed to the Minister, dated 26th June, 2020 and signed by Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to the President. According to a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday by the Media Assistant to Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr Julius Toba-Jegede, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo…

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala ‘Feels Strong Support’ From Africa, Favoured Candidate

Nigeria’s candidate to head the World Trade Organization (WTO) said she feels “strong support” from Africa and expects African leaders to unite behind one candidate as sources following the race said she is gaining broader backing. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance and foreign minister who has 25 years experience at the World Bank, is seeking to replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo who announced last month he would step down on August 31, in a surprise move at a critical juncture for the body. Africa has struggled in the past to unite…

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Nami: Making Good His Promise

By Abdullahi Adamu It is amazing how things are changing for good at the Federal Inland Revenue Service under the leadership of Muhammad Nami. Recall that soon after he assumed office, he did not mince words by declaring that he would return to the staff the Service functions hitherto given to Consultants. Six months down the line, it can be confidently reported that he has made good his promise, especially in the use of the  ICT staff for the deployment of technology infrastructure to drive TCC issuance to taxpayers. Tax…

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Celebrating Fashola At 57: The ‘BRF Way’ By Hakeem Bello

“BRF is a genius at breaking it down, laying it all out. When he goes on project tours, he stops to ask the artisans and food vendors on the site about how the project has touched or is touching their lives. And that’s what government communications should really be focusing on: telling and showing the actual impact / outcomes. Not just the contract sum (input) — which is what tends to make the headlines, the media love these numbers — but also the “stimulus” effect on ordinary people and communities…

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SERAP Asks Court To Order FG, CBN To Name Beneficiaries Of COVID-19 Payments, Donations

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to order the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “publicly identify and name Nigerians who have so far benefited from any cash payments, cash transfers, food distribution and other reliefs and palliatives during the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states because of COVID-19.” In the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/657/2020 filed last week, SERAP is seeking: “an order for leave to apply for judicial review and an order of mandamus to compel…

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Tinubu On APC: Oshiomhole’s  Fence-Mending Attempts, Too Little Too Late

………Becoming The Party We Were Intended To Be I wish to begin my remarks by commending members of the National Working Committee. Under their collective stewardship, the party earned great and important victories, not least the vital second mandate handed to President Buhari. President Buhari’s victory, and the overall electoral success of APC speak highly of them.  Our task as a party is to build upon the progress thus made so that both nation and party may advance to their better future. Yet, we must acknowledge that something important has…

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Govt Spends N13.1bn To Feed Pupils At Home, Votes N7.5bn For Research

The Nigerian government has allocated N7.5bn for research activities in all its institutes, universities, polytechnics and colleges of education for the year 2019. This is happening even as the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, disclosed that the Federal Government would be spending approximately N13.1bn to feed primary 1-3 pupils in its home feeding programme. The Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Prof Suleiman Elias Bogoro, in a document obtained by FrankTalknow.com,  had said that the N7.5bn research fund represented about 50…

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COVID-19: Senegalese President Macky Sall Goes Into Quarantine

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has quarantined himself after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus. The president tested negative but will self-isolate for two weeks as a precaution, his office said in a short televised statement. A Senegalese lawmaker, Yeya Diallo, announced earlier on Wednesday that she had tested positive for the virus. She called on people to take essential personal measures such as maintaining hygiene and social distancing. Senegal has so far confirmed 6,129 cases including 93 deaths. Reuters   Share on: WhatsApp

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