Author: Joy Gyakyor

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike has commended developers in Abuja for their contributions in the development of the nation’s capital, singling out the NADEEM Group of Companies over the construction of the Sunrise Water Park in the city. The Minister stated this when he received the Nadeem Group, led by the Special Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. George Tolofari in Abuja. He thanked the company for contributing to the development of the FCT. The Minister who had been informed that the Sunrise Water Park was the biggest in West Africa with the latest technology, expressed…

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The Economic Community for West African States Commission on Tuesday advocated for strict enforcement of community court judgments as a measure to help prevent several conflicts including insecurity that are confronting the sub-region. President of the ECOWAS commission, Dr. Omar Touray stated this while speaking during the statutory meeting of the ECOWAS judicial council in Abuja. He said, “The enforcement of the judgments of the Community Court has remained a major issue in the effective delivery of the mandate and responsibility of the judicial institution to the community citizens.” Touray explained that the supplementary protocol relating to the Community Court…

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The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Dr. Zacch Adedeji on Friday opened discussions with the Minister of Works and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, to find a sustainable approach for the implementation of the N2.7trillion Tax Credit Scheme introduced by the administration of former President Muhmadu Buhari. Dr. Adedeji while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance, picked holes in the three year tax credit scheme explaining that it was an abuse of due process, a reason for Friday’s meeting. The revenue boss had also argued that the method with which the Tax credits were…

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 The Federal Government on Friday announced that it will soon launch a national Trade Intelligence unit to help stimulate economic growth and increase business confidence in the country.  Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja. Nigeria is currently facing economic crisis with a depleted foreign reserves, rising inflation and poverty, forex instability, and insecurity.  Speaking, the Minister said, “With respect to Trade as a tool to stimulate economic growth, the FMITI is set to launch the National Trade Intelligence Unit in collaboration with other MDAs such as the Federal Ministry of Communications,…

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The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Dr. Zacch Adedeji has faulted the implementation of the tax credit scheme introduced by the Federal Government through an executive order for the funding of roads construction and rehabilitation across the country. Former President Muhammadu Buhari had signed Executive Order 7, facilitating the tax credit scheme for the utilization of N2.59trillion for the construction and rehabilitation of roads nationwide. Appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance, the FIRS boss picked holes in the three year tax credit scheme and explained that it was an abuse of due process. Dr. Adedeji…

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The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says that it is currently restricturing to reposition itself and serve it’s numerous local and international customers better. Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Dr. Zacch Adedeji disclosed this when he met alongside his management team with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN, Karl Toriola in Abuja. He said, “the FIRS is going through transformative restructuring which started on February 1st, 2024. The restructuring was done to provide a platform that will serve taxpayers well.” The purpose of the courtesy visit was to continue the fruitful relationship between MTN as a large taxpayer and…

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The Federal Government on Thursday said that it was considering the importation of food items to help mitigate rising prices and hunger, if the situation persists after its current intervention measures. Minister of Information and National Orientation, Idris Mohammed stated this while brieirng State House Correspondents after an emergency meeting of presidential committee on food security held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. “The government is also looking at the possibility, if it becomes absolutely necessary as an interim measure in the short run to also import some of these commodities immediately so that these commodities can be made available to…

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President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, performed the groundbreaking of the 3,112 housing-unit Renewed Hope City in Karsana, Abuja, and reiterated his administration’s resolve to provide decent and affordable housing for Nigerians. Special Adviser on media and publicity to the President, Ajuri Ngelale in a statement said the project is part of 20,000 housing units to be delivered in the Federal Capital Territory under a Public Private Partnership Arrangement being implemented by the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. He said it represents also the first practical expression of the administration’s desire to implement a New City Development Plan under…

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Vice President Kashim Shettima on Wednesday travelled to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to watch and give support to the nation’s senior national football team, Super Eagles at the instance of President Bola Tinubu. Senior Special Assistant on media and communications to the Vice President, Stanley Nkwocha in a statement said this actions was a further proof of the President’s unwavering support to the Nigerian national team as they take on South Africa in the semi-final of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The match will be played at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire later this…

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Nyesom Wike, at the flag-off of the construction of a 5km dual carriageway in Kuje Area Council of the nation’s capital, said that President Bola Tinubu is behind every development he is bringing to Abuja. The Minister said the Kuje road project was part of efforts to rekindle the hope of the people and reassure them that President Tinubu means well for the people of the FCT. According to Wike, the FCT administration has been lucky to have the support of the President, who is sparing nothing to ensure that all residents…

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