FIRS breaks 2021 record, collects N10.1 trillion in 2022

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has announced that it collected over N10 trillion in tax revenue in the year 2022, the highest tax collection ever recorded in its history. The Service made this known in its “FIRS 2022 Performance Update,” report signed by its Executive Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Nami, and released to the public on Monday, after his briefing with President Muhammadu Buhari. “The FIRS, in the year 2022 collected a total of N10.1 trillion in both oil (N4.09 trillion) and non-oil (N5.96 trillion) revenues as against a target…

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Court sentences 2 Access Bank staff to 3 years imprisonment for removing N9.4m from customer’s account

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja presided over by Justice Mojisola Olajuwon on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 sentenced two Access Bank staff to three years imprisonment for removing N9.4m from a customer’s account. The two Access Bank Staff identified as Agbo John Agama and Edoh Steve were convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for conspiracy, aiding, and abetting fraud to the tune of N9.4 million. According to the charge, the convicts — while being employees of Access Bank Plc, Makurdi Branch, Benue State — and others now at…

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Tax Clearance Certificate now available in one click – FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has announced that taxpayers can now get their Tax Clearance Certificate in a single click via its flagship Taxpro Max solution. The TaxPro Max, a tax administration solution introduced by the apex tax authority in June 2021 is a one-stop-shop for taxpayer registration, tax returns filing, tax payment, tax clearance certificate requesting, among other functionalities. The Service made this announcement on Tuesday via its social media pages on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram where it stated that the generation of Tax Clearance Certificates, which used…

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FIRS Board celebrates members of management team for global recognitions

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Muhammad Nami has joined members of the Board, management and staff in felicitating with two members of the FIRS management team for receiving global recognition awards in tax and technology respectively. While Mr. Mathew Olusanya Gbonjubola, the Group Lead Special Tax Operations Group at the FIRS is listed among the World’s Top 50 Tax Persons for the year 2022, Mrs. Chiaka Ben-Obi, the Group Lead, Digital and Innovation Support Group, FIRS emerged as winner of the 2023 ISACA Technology…

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NAFDAC begins investigation into unlawful importation of tomato paste into Nigeria, sentisises media on dangers of bleaching creams usage

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has commenced investigation into the unlawful importation of tomato paste which is under federal government ban into the country. Speaking in Lagos on Wednesday during a media sensitisation workshop on the dangers of bleaching creams and regulatory controls, organised for Association of Nigerian Health Journalists, the Ag. Director General of NAFDAC, Dr Monica Eimunjeze said investigation is currently ongoing on the unlawful importation by some importers into the country. She said some of imported tomato paste do not have…

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Coca-Cola, Eva Water win big at 2022 Brandcom Awards

Coca-Cola’s market leadership continues to receive recognition, as the leading total beverage company recently emerged winner under two categories at the annual Brandcom Awards. The event, which was held on Friday, November 25th, in Lagos, was widely attended by industry players who convened to celebrate an outstanding year of marketing excellence. Following a remarkable lineup of activities, Coca-Cola Nigeria subsequently secured two awards namely the “Iconic Carbonated Soft Drink Brand of the Year” for the Coca-Cola brand, and the “Most Outstanding Bottled Water Brand” for its premium water brand, Eva.…

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BAT Nigeria Foundation donates smoking kilns to smallholder fish farmers in Lagos

Photo Caption: L-R: General Manager, British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation, Oludare Odusanya; Representative of Lagos State Commissioner of Agriculture, Mrs Tawakalitu Enitan, Programme Manager LSADA; Executive Director, British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation, Ololade Johnson-Agiri; Director of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs Daisi Oshikoya; and Director of Agric Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs Abiola Ayoade, at the donation of eleven Smoking Kilns to Fish Farmer Cooperative Groups and individuals, held at Lagos State Agricultural Development Building, Oko-Oba Agege, recently. In a bid to empower and support fish farmers in Lagos State,…

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Nigeria Media Monitoring Services wins multiple laurels

P+ Measurement Services, Nigeria’s leading Independent Public Relations measurement and evaluation agency, has through its quality services to clients in diverse sectors attained numerous feats comprising the ‘Best in the use of Research and Measurement’ award at this year’s Lagos State PR Industry Gala and Award (LaPRIGA), the ‘Best PR Measurement Company of the Year and the ‘Best Media Monitoring and Intelligence Company’ awards at the 2022 Brandcom and Nigeria Media Nite-out award ceremonies held respectively in Lagos. With the latest award at the LaPRIGA (an NIPR Oscar) event held…

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Zenith Bank wins 2022 Banker of the year Award

Zenith Bank Plc has emerged as Bank of the Year in Nigeria in The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2022. The award, which was announced by The Banker Magazine, Financial Times Group, United Kingdom, during the awards ceremony held in London on December 1, 2022, was in recognition of Zenith Bank’s strong management, sound business model and strategy, support for small businesses and efforts to cut energy consumption. According to the Banker, Nigeria’s Bank of the Year award was among the continent’s most hotly contested this year, befitting the…

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The Address Homes Partners Lagos Govt on 3rd Real Estate Marketplace Confab, Exhibitions

As part of its contribution to the growth of the real estate sector in Nigeria, luxury property development company, The Address Homes has thrown its weight behind the 3rd Real Estate Market Place Conference and Exhibition put together by the Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority, LASRERA. The event, which would be in the form of a Town Hall meeting with the theme: “The Lagos Real Estate Emerging Markets – Mitigating Potential Risks,” has been scheduled for Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th December 2022 at the Eko Hotel and Suites,…

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