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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INTERNET DATA CONSUMPTION/DEPLETION/USAGE – By NCC

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INTERNET DATA CONSUMPTION/DEPLETION/USAGE – By NCC

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON INTERNET DATA CONSUMPTION/DEPLETION/USAGE In view of recent developments pertaining to the unfortunate spread of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), the Federal Government directed a total lockdown of some States from the 30t​h of March 2020, while some State Governors also directed total lockdowns in their respective States. Due to the aforementioned, consumers are staying at home and ... Read More »

IOC: “I have no Debt Collector” – Malami

IOC: “I have no Debt Collector” – Malami

The recovery agents engaged by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice are institutional recovery agents and not agents of Malami as being portrayed by some media. Malami in his personal capacity does not have personal “debt collectors” for the recovery of federal government debts. This clarification was contained in a statement issued by Dr. ... Read More »

The  Burden Of Leadership At FIRS – By Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad

The  Burden Of Leadership At FIRS – By Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad

If one has not occupied a position of leadership, one would not fully understand the truism of William Shakespeare’s wise words:  “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”. But those who wear the crown know where it hurts. So it is with the leadership of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) at this inauspicious time. Three factors make the ... Read More »

I’ll Challenge Adamawa’s N17billion Loan Approval Process In Court- Umar Ardo

I’ll Challenge Adamawa’s N17billion Loan Approval Process In Court- Umar Ardo

Former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Dr Umar Ardo has vowed to challenge the legality of the recently approved loan for Adamawa State by the state’s house of assembly. Ardo expressed this desire today in a press statement .Questioning the process of approval,Ardo wondered how a N17billion loan scaled all legal approval mechanism ... Read More »

NITDA Issues Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria

NITDA Issues Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria

By Hadiza Umar The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in furtherance of its regulatory mandate, issues The Guideline for Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria, 2020. These Guidelines are issued as supplementary regulation to the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR), 2019. The Guideline stipulates the requirements for the processing of personal data by Public Institutions in ... Read More »

COVID – 19: Further Palliative Measures No 4: Extension of AEOI-CRS Reporting Dateline for Financial Institutions – Muhammad Nami, FIRS Executive Chairman

COVID – 19: Further Palliative Measures No 4: Extension of AEOI-CRS Reporting Dateline for Financial Institutions – Muhammad Nami, FIRS Executive Chairman

PUBLIC NOTICE :COVID – 19: Further Palliative Measures No 4: Extension of AEOI-CRS Reporting Dateline for Financial Institutions The FIRS had earlier outlined a number of measures put in placeto support Taxpayers in managing their tax obligations during this very challenging time. Recently, the Service had been inundated with requestsfor an extension of the time for filing reports by Financial ... Read More »

No tribal, religious discrimination at FIRS under my watch, says Nami

No tribal, religious discrimination at FIRS under my watch, says Nami

Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Muhammad Nami has stated that the Service is a national institution of pride where tribalism and ethnic jingoism has no ground to take roots talk less of thriving. Mr. Nami made this assertion in a statement issued on Monday by Director, Communication and Liaison, Abdullahi Ismail Ahmad. According to Mr. Nami, “the ... Read More »

BREAKING: PTF Extends Gradual Easing Of COVID-19 Lockdown By Two Weeks

BREAKING: PTF Extends Gradual Easing Of COVID-19 Lockdown By Two Weeks

  The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by two weeks. The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, announced this on Monday during the briefing of the members of the task force in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He said, “The reality is that in ... Read More »

Buhari Won’t Address The Nation Today – Presidency

Buhari Won’t Address The Nation Today – Presidency

Femi Adesina, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has said that contrary to the wide-published report, there is no plan the president will address the country. The plan to address the nation was earlier revealed by the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani. Sani said that in the address ... Read More »

Help NNPC deliver on its mandate, Kyari urges recruited graduate trainees

Help NNPC deliver on its mandate, Kyari urges recruited graduate trainees

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has urged the corporation’s newly recruited graduate trainees (GTs) to think out-of-the-box and help NNPC deliver on its mandate of crude oil exploration, refining, marketing, supply and distribution of petroleum products as a key enabler of the nation’s economy. He described the ... Read More »

Convid -19 Lockdown: President Buhari To Address The Nation Tonight

Convid -19 Lockdown: President Buhari To Address The Nation Tonight

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation in a broadcast on Monday following the end of the first phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown. The president had addressed the nation on COVID-19 measures on three previous occasions. Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, made the disclosure when he appeared on ... Read More »

FG impounds British aircraft for operating commercial flights into Nigeria

FG impounds British aircraft for operating commercial flights into Nigeria

  The Federal Government has impounded an aircraft owned by a British company for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval.   The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Sunday via his Twitter handle, @hadisirika. He said the company, Flair Aviation, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights. Sirika explained that in ... Read More »

PANDEF PETITIONS PRESIDENT BUHARI  ON CONTINUED INJUSTICE AGAINST THE NIGER DELTA PEOPLE VIZ. THE LOPSIDED APPOINTMENTS IN THE NNPC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES/DEPARTMENTS

PANDEF PETITIONS PRESIDENT BUHARI ON CONTINUED INJUSTICE AGAINST THE NIGER DELTA PEOPLE VIZ. THE LOPSIDED APPOINTMENTS IN THE NNPC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES/DEPARTMENTS

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI President and Commander-in-Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria Dear Mr. President, RE: ADDRESSING THE CONTINUED INJUSTICE AGAINST THE NIGER DELTA PEOPLE VIZ. THE LOPSIDED APPOINTMENTS IN THE NNPC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES/DEPARTMENTS Firstly, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Mallam Abba Kyari, your late Chief of Staff. We supplicate ... Read More »

PENSION CRISIS: BORNO GOVT ATTRIBUTES FRAUD, INCOMPLETE FILLING OF DATA AMONGST PENSIONERS…..SEEKS COLLABORATIVE MEASURES

PENSION CRISIS: BORNO GOVT ATTRIBUTES FRAUD, INCOMPLETE FILLING OF DATA AMONGST PENSIONERS…..SEEKS COLLABORATIVE MEASURES

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI Borno State Government has said that the lingering crisis on pension payments resulting to inability of quite a number to collect their pension entitlements is attributed to fraud, improper filling of Data and avoidable challenges on the part of the pensioners themselves. This was disclosed by the Head of Service (HoS), Barrister Simon Malgwi during a ... Read More »

FG, States and LGCs share N606.196 billion in April

FG, States and LGCs share N606.196 billion in April

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at its meeting yesterday via Virtual Conferencing, chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, shared to the Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils a sum total of N606.196 billion as federal allocation for the month of April 2020. From this amount, inclusive of VAT, ... Read More »

COVID-19: FCT Minister Lauds NNPC’s Medical Initiatives… Offers Land for Modern Health Facility 

COVID-19: FCT Minister Lauds NNPC’s Medical Initiatives… Offers Land for Modern Health Facility 

Minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, has commended the leadership of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for rallying the Oil and Gas Industry to support the nation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the NNPC Towers during a courtesy call on the Group Managing Director,  Mallam Mele Kyari, the Minister said ... Read More »

Federal High Court Orders Forfeiture of $300,000 Belonging To A Chinese

Federal High Court Orders Forfeiture of $300,000 Belonging To A Chinese

Justice Babatunde Quadri of Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, May 11, 2020, ordered the final forfeiture of $300,000, belonging to a Chinese national, Li Yan Pin, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The judge had earlier ordered the interim forfeiture of the money following an exparte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Yan Pin stood ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Jigawa Records 51 New Cases,30 of Them Almajirai From Kano

Coronavirus: Jigawa Records 51 New Cases,30 of Them Almajirai From Kano

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Jigawa State has announced an increase of 51 new Covid -19 cases and one fatality bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state  to 169, and 3 deaths recorded so far. The commissioner of Health Dr Abba Zakari Confirmed this to newsmen at the NYSC orientation camp in Dutse. Dr. Abba Zakari who is ... Read More »

FG Signs Gurara 30MW Concession Agreement With North-South Power Company Ltd

FG Signs Gurara 30MW Concession Agreement With North-South Power Company Ltd

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Following the concession power signing agreement between the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and North-South Power Company Ltd, all is now set to put the Gurara 30MW Hydropower into sustainable operation towards increasing access to electricity in the country, especially in Kaduna State, aimed at job creation and better life for the people, the Minister of ... Read More »

NNPC records ₦211.6bn petroleum products sales in February

NNPC records ₦211.6bn petroleum products sales in February

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through its downstream subsidiary, Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has announced the sale of petroleum products worth ₦211.62 in February. Sales of white products for the period, February 2019 to February 2020, it said, stood at about ₦2.6 trillion with petrol contributing about 98.06 per cent of the total sales ... Read More »