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)

Nigeria issues Executive Order on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme

The Order enables private companies to build federal roads in Nigeria and be rewarded with tax credits in return

Deadline for filing of annual employers tax returns (Form H1)

Under the Personal Income Tax Act, every employer is statutorily required to submit employers’ tax returns (Form H1) with the relevant tax authority of all emoluments paid to its employees in the preceding year.

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.

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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.

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.

World Bank Doing Business Report 2019 : Nigeria records mixed fortunes

The World Bank Group (World Bank) on Wednesday, 31 October 2018, published it’s 2019 Doing Business Report (the Report). This latest report sees Nigeria ranking 146 out of 190 countries on the ease of doing business index, a drop by one place from 2018 ranking of 145.

President Buhari signs 2018 Appropriation Bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, 20 June 2018, signed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) into law. The final assent came 7 months after the presentation of the 2018 Budget to a joint session of the National Assembly on 7 November 2017. 

Guide to Fiscal Information – Key Economies in Africa 2018

The latest publication of the Guide to Fiscal Information – Key Economies in Africa 2018 is now available to download. 

Federal Government releases 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures

Public Private Partnership (PPP) as an anchor for diversifying the Nigeria economy

Lagos Container Terminals Concession as a Case Study Across Africa, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model has become increasingly critical as both a funding and operational mechanism for social (e.g. hospitals and schools) and economic infrastructures such as ports, railways, roads and airports. The public partner is typically represented by the government at a national, state, or local agency level. The private partner can be a privately-owned business or consortium of businesses with a specific area of expertise.