Opinion

LIRS Increases Revenue Outlets

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service revealed that it has opened 24 revenue outlets across main markets in the state.
It disclosed that the development would facilitate the agency to capture more members of the taxpaying public which will ease its payment and collection. Dr. Williams Fowler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue, stated these.

NGOs Must Pay Tax - FIRS


The Federal Inland Revenue Service has affirmed that Non-governmental organisations in the country are not exempted from paying taxes.
According to FIRS, insinuations that NGOs, as not-for-profit organisations, are exempted from paying taxes are untrue.
Speaking to members of different NGOs during a sensitisation meeting in Abuja recently, the Acting Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Kabiru Marshi, said “Nigerian tax laws do not necessarily exempt NGOs from paying taxes.

Court Sacks Fintiri, Orders Swearing-in of Nyako’s Deputy

 Justice Ademola Adeniyi of Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered that the former deputy governor of Adamawa state, Mr. Bala Ngilari, should be sworn in as the substantive governor of the state.

The substantive speaker of the House of Assembly, Alhaji Umar Fintiri, is also mandated to vacate office as the acting governor of the state.

#CashForArms Deal Bungled Again. …as South Africa Seizes Nigeria’s $5.7m

Nigeria responded with fury Monday after South African authorities confiscated a second tranche of funds meant for arms purchase to fight the extremist Boko Haram sect, denying the deal was unlawful and warning South Africa of its investment in Nigeria.

The warning came after the South African government seized US$5.7 million wired by the Nigerian government through a bank to an arms dealer in that country.

FG Suspends Residency Programme in Nigeria

The president, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has ordered the immediate sack of all resident doctors in Nigerian hospitals.

In a directive convened in an internal memo dated August 13 and signed by the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, L.N Awute, to Federal Hospitals (all CMDS/MDS and Federal Tertiary Health Institutions), Mr Jonathan also ordered indefinite suspension of all Residency Training Programme for Nigerian Doctors. 

Mr Awute said the President’s directive was given following an appraisal of the challenges facing the health sector.

Why Jonathan Should ‘Port’ to APC

I read with deep thoughts, the letter from Olusegun Obasanjo, a General  and veteran of the Nigerian Army; a former president and veteran of the Nigerian politics who may have willfully dug a gulf between himself and the current president, His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan.

The letter dated December 2, 2013 hit the tabloids on December 12, 2013 and it was an avalanche of allegations against Mr. President: Allegations that were not only weighty but were also crafted as if by the scriptural serpent who “beguiled” the woman.  

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