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  • Okonjo-Iweala to FIRS: Consider birth certificate as tax registration

    As the country’s fortunes dwindles from the sale of crude oil, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has instructed the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to employ “any efforts” to...

    • Posted July 5, 2013
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  • FG begins implementation of Backward Integration Policy in sugar industry

    The Federal Government has commenced the implementation of the Backward Integration Policy (BIP) in the sugar industry with the approval of the plans and projects by three sugar refineries in Nigeria. The Minister of Industry, Trade and...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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  • We’ll continue to invest in Nigeria — Turkish ambassador

    The Turkish ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Mustafa Pulat, has said despite the security challenge in the country, his home country and investors will continue to invest in Nigeria. He said in a statement obtained on Friday that...

    • Posted June 23, 2013
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  • FG, States, LGs share N620bn for May

    The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Wednesday in Abuja shared N620.65 billion among the three tiers of government for May. The Minister of State for Finance, Dr Yerima Ngama, made this known when he briefed newsmen...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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  • Inflation rate stands at 9.0% – NBS

    Nigeria’s inflation rate stood at 9.0 per cent in May against the 9.1 per cent recorded in April, Dr Yemi Kale, Statistician-General of the Federation has said. Kale, in a statement in Abuja, said this indicated that...

    • Posted June 18, 2013
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  • States walk out of FAAC meeting

    States and local governments yesterday aborted the May 2013 Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting. They walked out on Minister of State for Finance Dr Yerima Lawal Ngama and left Abuja without any cash. The meeting is...

    • Posted June 14, 2013
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  • FIRS rakes in N1.5trillion in first quarter

    The Federal Inland Revenue Service said it collected N1.5 trillion revenue as at the end of April. A statement signed by the services’ Director, Communications and Liaison Department, Emmanuel Obeta, on Thursday in Abuja, said the figure...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Julius Berger, RCC to rehabilitate Lagos-Ibadan road with N150b

    There are strong indications that the Federal Government may award the contract for the full construction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway next month Daily Independent gathered from a top official of the Ministry of Works at its headquarters...

    • Posted June 3, 2013
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  • President Jonathan promises full implementation of national broadband plan

    President Goodluck Jonathan pledged today in Abuja that his administration will take immediate steps to fully implement the report of the Presidential Committee on a National Broadband Strategy and Roadmap. Speaking after receiving the report which was...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • Work to commence on Lagos-Ibadan railway projects – FG

    The Federal Government assured Nigerians that the contractor handling the construction of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge double rail track would soon commence actions on the projects. Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar who disclosed in Abuja while inauguration...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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