Author: Joy Gyakyor

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and President of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), Dr. Zacch Adedeji has called on the need for capacity building of tax personnel as a key element in strengthening tax administration processes in members countries of the CATA. A statement made available on FIRS Facebook handle said that the agency’s chief executive statedl while addressing members of CATA at a meeting in London, United Kingdom. Adedeji explained that expanding the capacity of tax personnel of CATA member countries would empower them to deal with the challenges that have negatively impacted the…

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The Federal Government has launched a Delivery Tracker App for every Nigerian to monitor the performance of ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) and officials, using key performance indicators (KPIs) and set deliverables. The government said the areas citizens can monitor and report the officials are the eight priority areas of President Bola Tinubu’s agenda for boosting the economy and improving lives. They include economy, education, health, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, and education, among others. Special Adviser to the President on Policy and Coordination who doubles as Head of Policy Coordination and Delivery Unit (CDCU), Hadiza Bala-Usman, launched the App…

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Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, Tuesday called on the Federal Government to rid the State of banditry to end cases of kidnapping in northern parts of the country.  Governor Lawal stated this while briefing State House Correspondents on his meeting with President Bola Tinubu, at the presidential villa Abuja.  Lawal who said that the Zamfara has become an epicenter of banditry said the state recently recorded several cases of banditry attacks in a few local governments, despite deliberate efforts by the state government to end the criminal activities of the terrorists. The Governor stated that the State has requested more…

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President Bola Tinubu on Monday approved the establishment of a Renewed Hope Infrastructure Fund, designed to aggressively address the huge infrastructure deficit in the country. The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Dr. Zacch Adedeji disclosed this while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the presidential villa. He said, an analysis of the of integrated infrastructure master plan commissioned in 2020, show that Nigeria need at least $895billion annually in the next 10 years to address the infrastructure gap in the country. Dr. Adedeji who doubles as Special Adviser on Revenue to the President…

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has requested the Senate to approve a security vote for the office of tbe Minister to enhance the administration tackle the security challenges in the nation’s capital. Wike stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committees on FCT and Area Councils to defend the N1.1 trillion budget of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for the o2024 fiscal year. Wike said approving the security vote for the FCTA was necessary to ensure that security agencies eliminate threats without going through the rigours of official bureaucracy capable of delaying action and…

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a Head of Service, and Permanent Secretaries in the nine Secretariats of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA). The appointments come with other members of the FCT Civil Service Commission signalling the full implemwntation of the reforms of the administrative structure of the territory.  Director of Information in the office of the FCTA minister, Anthony Ogunleye, in a statement said a presidential directive has been received for the establishment of the Civil Service Commission of the FCT. According to the statement, the FCTA minister Nyesome Wike had also disclosed during a meeting with the…

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Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State has emerged Leadership newspaper Governor of the Year (2023) award winner for his outstanding performance and leadership qualities demonstrated in the fight against corruption, and for his transformative achievements in the state in just six months. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Tersoo Kula in a statement said Alia received the award on Tuesday in Abuja, during the 16th edition of Leadership Annual Conference (2023), organised by Leadership newspapers. He said such achievements which qualified the Governor for the award were recorded in areas such as the Agricultural Sector, infrastructure development, prompt payment of…

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Nyesom Wike has said that his regular visitations to construction sites in Abuja was to ensure that contractors keep to their promise of completing the projects by May this year. The Minister since assumption of office has embarked on major intervenists projects in the territory including resurfacing of roads and flyovers. Some of the sites visited by the Minister include the Guzape Lot 2, the Guzape Diplomatic area, and the full scope development of the Arterial Road N20, from Northern Parkway (Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Expressway) to Outer Northern Expressway (Murtala Mohammed Expressway). Wike during…

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike Monday said that the administration. will soon appoint nine Permanent Secretaries to fill up its nine Secretariats, signalling the commencement of the newly established FCT Civil Service Commission. Wike, stated this while speaking to journalists after inspecting of on-going projects in Abuja. He explained that the development was in line with the provisions of the FCT Civil Service Commission Act of 2018, which President Bola Tinubu had recently approved for implementation. According to him, most senior directors in the FCT administration would be appointed as Permanent Secretaries for the Administration’s Secretariats,…

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The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Dr. Zacch Adedeji urged lawmakers to support the harmonisation of the federal government’s revenue collection system. Dr. Adedeji who stated this on Wednesday while defending the agency’s budget before the house of representatives committee on finance said agencies such as the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and others should not be involved in revenue collection. “Nigeria needs a single revenue collection platform, as seen in other jurisdictions like the UK and South Africa,” Adedeji added. The FIRS boss explained that “What we see is that in other climes, you have a single…

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