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FIRS Chairman Advocates increased Capacity Building for Commonwealth Tax Administrators.

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President of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) and Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Zacch Adedeji, has called for increased capacity building to enhance tax administration processes among members of the global body. Adedeji, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Dare Adekanmbi, made the call on Wednesday in his remarks at the...

Academy to roll out massive skills training programme.

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An educational organisation, Fides Et Ratio Academy, says it will soon roll out a massive training programme that will bridge the skill gap in the country. Chief Executive Officer of the Academy, Paul Chukwuma, made this known at a media parley with education correspondents in Abuja , According to Chukwuma, who owns a university in East Africa, said there is an...

President Tinubu Approves Takeoff Of Consumer Credit Scheme

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the takeoff of the first phase of the Consumer Credit Scheme. Consumer credit serves as the lifeblood of modern economies, enabling citizens to enhance their quality of life by accessing goods and services upfront, paying responsibly over time. It facilitates crucial purchases, such as homes, vehicles, education, and healthcare, essential for ongoing stability to pursue...

FG To Tackle Poverty, Insecurity With National Financial Inclusion Agenda.

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The Presidency has hinted at plans by the federal government to tackle poverty and insecurity head on in Nigeria through financial inclusion for all Nigerians. Accordingly, it disclosed that there are high-level talks to unveil a roadmap for integrating the unbanked Nigerian population into the formal financial system, a priority it said is one of the primes in the Renewed...

President Tinubu Declares open 2024 National Summit on Justice.

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President Bola Tinubu has implored the nation's Judiciary to embark on reforms that would ensure a functional justice system that will support a rapidly growing economy, guarantee basic human and political rights of individuals as well as provide security and justice to all Nigerians. According to him, much can be achieved when institutions of government, including the Executive, Legislature and...

INDONESIA OFFICIALLY DECLARES PRABOWO SUBIANTO AS PRESIDENT.

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Indonesia’s General Election Commission has declared Prabowo Subianto, as the country’s eighth president. Chairman of the Election Commission, Hasyim Asy’ari who made the announcement on Wednesday maintained that Prabowo and his running mate Gibran Raka had been selected to be the president and vice president. The result was declared after appeals of two defeated presidential candidates concerning a dispute over presidential...

PRESIDENT TINUBU APPROVES TAKE-OFF OF CONSUMER CREDIT SCHEME.

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President Bola Tinubu, has approved the take-off of the first phase of the Consumer Credit Scheme, CCS, starting with members of the Civil Service. This was disclosed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Wednesday, in Abuja. The scheme under the management of the Nigerian Consumer Credit Corporation will serve as the lifeblood of...

NSCDC VOWS TO FIGHT AGAINST UNLICENSED PRIVATE SECURITY PRACTITIONERS.

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The Lagos State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Adedotun Keshinro has reassured that the Command will leave no stone unturned in the fight against unlicensed private security practitioners. According to him, the quacks deliver unauthorized and unprofessional security services to unsuspecting residents in the state. In an interview with our Correspondent Titi Adeaga, Keshinro stressed the need to...

STATE GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH CNG BUSES FOR RESIDENTS

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The State Government says it is working with private operators under a PPP arrangement to launch over two thousand CNG buses for residents to enjoy a carbon free emission atmosphere. The Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, said this at the Lagos State Government Year 2024 Ministerial Briefing, a Greater Lagos Rising held at Alausa, Ikeja. He said the state government had...

CBN wants each BDC to make N180,000 selling $10,000

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Each Bureau de Change (BDC) operator that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sold $10,000 to recently is expected to make a maximum of N180,000 margin, going by the instruction not to exceed 1.5 percent above the purchase price. In its second tranche of dollar sale to eligible BDCs, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday sold $10,000 to each BDC at a...

Portable’s partners celebrate as singer marks 30th birthday

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Omobewaji, Portable's first wife took to her Instagram page in the early hours of her husband's special day to wish him a happy birthday. Her post contained newly-photographed images of them in matching traditional attire, and penned a heartwarming note to him. She said, "Happy birthday 🎉🎁🎊 to the most amazing man in the world! You bring so much ❤️ , joy 🤩...

I spent over N2m on our wedding but my ex-wife returned N1,000 – Israel DMW

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Davido’s Logistics Manager, Israel Afeare, popularly known as Israel DMW, has revealed that his estranged wife, Sheila, returned just N1,000 to him as a bride price refund despite spending over N2 million on their wedding. He stated this while reacting to his ex-wife’s claims that she had returned the bride price. In an Instagram live video with popular media personality, Daddy...

Spain prosecutors seek jail for Real Madrid coach Ancelotti

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Spanish prosecutors on Wednesday called for Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti to be jailed for four years and nine months, saying he had failed to declare earnings to the tax office. Madrid state prosecutor’s office accused the 64-year-old Italian of having cost Spain’s treasury more than one million euros in undeclared earnings from image rights in 2014 and 2015. “Although he...

PERU’S PRIME MINISTER QUITS AMID CLAIMS OF INFLUENCE PEDDLING.

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Peruvian Prime Minister, Alberto Otarola has resigned after audio footage of him discussing helping his girlfriend get government contracts was exposed. Otarola tendered his resignation following a television programme Panorama's broadcast of the recordings over the weekend. Announcing his resignation, the Prime Minister told newsmen that he had been framed by political opponents, claiming his rivals had manipulated and edited the...

AFDB TO PARTNER NIGERIA ON COASTAL, TRANS SAHARA HIGHWAYS.

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The African Development Bank, AfDB has reassured Nigeria of its commitment to fund the construction of some sections of the Coastal and Trans-Saharan highways. The Seven hundred kilometre coastal roads will run from Lagos to Calabar in Cross River State while the trans-Sahara will link Ogoja, also in Cross River to Cameroon. Its Director, Infrastructure and Urban Development, Mike Salawou, who...

Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta revels in rout of Sheffield United, closes in on Liverpool.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta described his side's 6-0 thrashing of Sheffield United as "a great night" as they climbed to within two points of leaders Liverpool. The Gunners dominated from start to finish against a Blades team who looked well beaten after Martin Odegaard, Jayden Bogle's own goal and Gabriel Martinelli had put them 3-0 behind inside 13 minutes. Kai Havertz...

Eguavoen To Replace Peseiro As Super Eagles Coach

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Super Eagles technical director, Augustine Eguavoen, has reportedly been appointed Super Eagles interim coach following the departure of Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro. Peseiro resigned from his role as the head coach of the Super Eagles after guiding the three-time African champions to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The 63-year-old’s contract with the Nigeria Football Federation ended on...

DBN Reaffirms Support fop10th Okpekpe International Road Race, Sports Development in Nigeria

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The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) has announced its sponsorship of the 10th edition of the Okpekpe International Road Race, scheduled to take place on May 25th, 2024, in Edo State. This enduring partnership underscores DBN’s commitment to advancing sports and promoting tourism development in Nigeria. The Okpekpe International Road Race is a prestigious event that attracts athletes from around the...

TETFund, COEASU Opposes Conversion Of COEs To Varsities

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The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) have showed displeasure over the growing trend of converting public colleges of education to universities. Both described the development as disturbing, considering the important role colleges of education play in producing teachers at the basic education level for the country. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny...

PRESIDENT TINUBU APPOINTS INFRACORP LEAD DEVELOPER OF GREEN INDUSTRIAL ZONE.

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of the Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria, InfraCorp, as the Lead Arranger and Developer of Evergreen City, Nigeria’s green industrial zone. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, announced this, saying that the appointment was In line with the Nigerian leader's commitment to ensure industrial development that meets the...

LAGOS STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR CALLS FOR REGENERATION OF YORUBA CULTURE.

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The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Doctor Obafemi Hamzat has called for a regeneration of the Yoruba culture which promotes peace, unity and proper values. Doctor Hamzat made the call during the formal opening of the Egbe Chieftaincy Palace, Lagos Island. He emphasized that the Yoruba language must not be allowed go into extinction and the values must be imbibed The Egbe of...

President Tinubu Establishes Committee on Green Economic Initiatives, Appoints Ajuri Ngelale As Special Envoy On Climate Action

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In a bid to ensure the advancement of his administration's climate and green economic initiatives, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Chief Ajuri Ngelale as the Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action. Chief Ngelale will serve in the role as part of a larger Presidential Committee, to be chaired by the President. The Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic...

President Tinubu Appoints Infracorp As Lead Developer Of Nigeria’s Green Industrial Zone, Evergreen City

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of The Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria (InfraCorp) as the Lead Arranger and Developer of Evergreen City, Nigeria’s green industrial zone. This was announced by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, who noted that appointment was In line with the Nigerian leader's commitment to ensure industrial development...

NAICOM, RMAFC Explore opportunities to promote diversification of Nigerian economy

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National Insurance Commission(INEC) and the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission(RMAFC) are partnering to explore collaborative opportunities to advance the diversification of the Nigerian economy. This was made known when NAICOM Commissioner for Insurance/CEO, Mr. Olusegun Ayo Omosehin, and his management team welcomed the members of the Constitutional Committee on “Mobilisation and Diversification” of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal...

FG Presents Initiative to Secure Nigerian Youth, Foster Mutual Empowerment with Law Enforcement Agencies

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The Federal Government has officially presented a programme tagged ‘Young and Secure Project, which is aimed to guarantee security for young Nigerians. The Minister of State for Police Affairs, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim and the Minister of Youth Development, Ayodele Olawande, announced this in Abuja. The Minister of State for Police Affairs, explained that the project aims to reverse the trust deficit and...

INEC tasks security agencies on protection for conduct of CVR in Edo, Ondo states

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged security agencies to provide protection for the successful conduct of the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise(CVR) exercise scheduled to hold in Edo and Ondo states. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu gave tasked the security agencies at the 2nd Quarterly Consultative Meeting with Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), in Abuja. “There are two...

President Tinubu Has Shown Transparency In Financial Dealings – VP Shettima

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Vice President Kashim Shettima has said that President Bola Tinubu-led administration has performed well in its fiscal responsibilities and management, as the it maintains transparency in financial dealings. He cited the recent ranking by global credit rating agency, Fitch, which upgraded Nigeria’s credit outlook to positive, describing it as a reflection of increasing confidence in the nation’s economy. Senator Shettima spoke...