Court bars local government councils from creating new taxes and levies
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Monday, 14 January 2019 ruled that Local Government Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory lack authority to impose taxes and levies that are outside the purview of the Constitution of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria and Taxes and Levies (Approved List for Collection) Act (TALC)
Review of Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card fees
The Federal Ministry of Interior (FMI) recently confirmed approval by the Honourable Minister of Interior (the Minister) for the upward review of the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC) fees from $1,000 to $2,000 per annum. The Minister also added that there would not be a further review of the CERPAC fees until three years after the implementation of the new fee. Further, it is expected that the review will not affect missionaries/student CERPAC fees. The review had already taken effect in December 2018 and branches of the only commercial bank designated to sell the forms are adhering strictly to the new price.
Career opportunities for Public Health Professionals
As part of the mandate received from The Global Fund (TGF) – a partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) seeks to recruit suitable, qualified and experienced public health professionals for The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) which was established by the Government of Nigeria to coordinate tuberculosis and leprosy control efforts in Nigeria.
Federal Government of Nigeria’s 2019 Budget of Continuity
President Muhammadu Buhari provided a sneak peek into Nigeria’s fiscal direction for 2019 on Wednesday, 19 December 2018, as he presented the 2019 Budget of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to the joint session of the National Assembly. The FGN’s 2019 Budget is intended to continue Nigeria’s quest for inclusive growth, economic diversification and sustainable development.
Africa Oil & Gas State of Play
The African continent continues to boast a vast array of potential opportunities, particularly in the oil and gas (O&G) sector. The sector has historically been a primary driver of economic growth and is once again attracting investor interest as international energy prices recover. Africa’s proven oil and gas reserves account for 7.5% and 7.1% of global reserves respectively.
Openings for Chartered Accountants: Fresh Graduates and Experienced Accountants
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Taxing Nigeria’s Fledgling Economy: Between Tax Penetration and Economic Recovery
Nigeria has rolled out another tax amnesty scheme. Backed by Presidential Executive Order No 8 signed on 8 October 2018, Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS) became the latest effort at combating money laundering and tax evasion.
Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP): An assessment of the journey so far
The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) is a medium term all-round developmental initiative focused on restoring growth, investing in people and building a globally competitive economy. The ERGP was launched in April 2017. Precisely one year after its implementation, we examine the performance of the Plan in line with set execution principles in the table below.
Federal Government of Nigeria’s 2018 Budget
President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2018 Budget of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, 7 November 2017. The Budget, tagged Budget of Consolidation, is aimed at ensuring growth and stability as Nigeria recovers from a period of economic recession. The President had earlier submitted the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper for 2018 to 2020 (MTEF/FSP) to the National Assembly for approval. Explore the full details of our take on the budget here. Download an infographic on the budget here .