2022: FIRS target 100% automation of tax ¹1 processes

January 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has stated that it will achieve 100 per cent automation of all its tax administration processes with the aim of blocking revenue leakages thereby revolutionizing revenue generation in Nigeria. Calling for the cooperation of Nigerians to achieve this, the Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Muhammad Nami while speaking as the Special Guest at the Read More

Muhammad Nami-led Management on the Cusp of History at FIRS

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s tax system seems to be on its path to prosperous times especially with the various innovations that have been introduced in the last two years by the Muhammed Nami led management of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS); BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. As debates were ongoing across the length and breathe of Nigeria in 2019, on who will steer the Read More

Examining Nami’s record in FIRS, 2 years after

December 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

When Muhammed Nami was appointed to head, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), majority of Nigerians were however skeptical for inexplicable reasons; however, in the past two year, Nami has proved doubting Thomases wrong and shown his capacity to drive the tax body to help bridge the revenue gap in the economy. BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. Appointed on December 9, 2019 as Read More

FIRS chairman Nami elected 15thCATA president

November 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, has been elected by the 47-member countries of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) as its 15th president for a three-year tenure. According to a statement by Nami’s media aide, Johannes Oluwatobi Wojuola, he was elected during the virtual conference of the forum on Friday. In his Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Bauchi governor Bala loses mother in-law

November 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Monday lost his mother in-law Hajiya Fatimah Aliyu Usman. Late Fatimah is the mother of Aisha Bala Mohammed, the governor’s first wife and she passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital , Bauchi after a protracted illness. According to a press release by the Special Read More

Expectations as FG stages 1st National Youth Conference

October 30, 2021 Editor 0

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in collaboration with private sector partners have concluded plans to host the first ever National Youth Conference in Nigeria from November 1, 2021 to November 3, 2021 at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. A press statement by the Director Press and Public Relations Mohammed Manga on Friday said Read More

GTCO Plc loan book rises to N1.74trn

October 28, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO) Plc Group ) in its unaudited consolidated and separate financial statements for the period ended September 30, 2021, has gown its group’s loan book to N1.74 trillion. This represents an increase of 4.5 per cent from N1.66 trillion reported in December 2020. The company ‘s deposit liabilities increased to N3.90 trillion, representing a growth of Read More

Breaking: At last, UK returns stolen Benin to Nigeria

October 27, 2021 Editor 0

A Benin bronze stolen from the country in 1897 has finally been returned by the Cambridge University. The British institution became the first to return the bronze to Nigerian authorities The bronze cockerel named Okukor was taken from the Benin Kingdom during a punitive expedition in 1897 when thousands of bronzes were looted by British forces. The bronze cockerel was Read More

Youth Council hails FIRS boss on reforms, transparency

October 25, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has described reports criticising the proposed 2022 expenditure of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as spurious and mischievous. National President of the NYCN, Comrade Solomon Adodo, who stated this at a press conference, Monday in Abuja, expressed worry over the publication and the alleged “sinister intentions behind it.” Adodo noted that NYCN Read More

Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

Buhari set to unveil eNaira

October 24, 2021 Editor 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will formally unveil the much talked about digital currency, known as the eNaira, on Monday. CBN Director, Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday said the President will perform the unveiling ceremony inside the State House, Abuja. “Following series of engagements with relevant stakeholders Read More

When truck drivers ‘confronted’ FRSC

October 20, 2021 Tajudeen Kareem 0

For every service organisation, feedback from the receiving public is germane. It helps in fine-tuning policies, programmes and operational modalities. This was the tthrust of a recent parley between road users and FRSC. Writes …… Drivers of petrol tankers and trucks, who have often resisted penalties for sundry offences, had an opportunity to confront officials of Federal Road Safety Commission Read More

Syria committed to better cultural, tourism relations with Nigeria – Envoy

October 15, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Head of Mission/Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Abuja, Mr. Firas Alabduallah, has reiterated his country’s commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Nigeria, especially in the cultural and tourism sub-sectors. Speaking to our correspondent on the sidelines of the 14th International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo 2021 organised by the National Council for Arts Read More

Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

These music groups gave us hit songs one-time, do you still remember?

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

It is said that two heads are always better than one and it’s no surprise that boy-bands and girl-bands are highly successful with massive impact. Nigerian listeners were entertained by music groups who kept the airwaves and dance floors busy. In this article, we will be looking at the Top Nigerian Music Groups and their hit songs  1- Psquare P-Square consisted of Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Anambra: Merge with APC for seamless victory, Okechukwu tells APGA

October 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has once again reminded the leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) of the imperatives of striking a merger with APC, in the Zikist Model strategy, to win the November 6, governorship poll. Okechukwu, who is also the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) told newsmen Sunday in Abuja that Read More

Breaking: Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder in trilogy bout, retains WBC heavyweight title (PICTURES)

October 10, 2021 Editor 0

Tyson Fury delivered a thrilling 11th-round knockout against Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight crown as their trilogy bout produced another classic on an electric night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Twenty months since Fury dethroned the American, the 33-year-old had to show all his resolve and resilience to extend his undefeated professional record to 32 fights Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

CSOs urge Buhari to implement NDDC audit report

October 7, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations, Rivers Anti-Corruption Network (A-CORN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to accelerate the implementation of recommendations in the forensic audit report carried out on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The group in addition called for punitive measures against culprits involved in the over N6 trillion allegedly stolen in the NDDC, as well as Read More