Nigeria better today, presidency insists
The presidency yesterday insisted Nigeria is better today than it was when President Muhammadu Buhari took over the reins of government on May 29, 2015.
COVID-19: Palliative without database
Concerns expressed the other day by various stakeholders on the seeming failure of the government’s social investment programme are already in the public domain.
Revolutionising tax for Nigeria’s sustainable growth
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is currently implementing small businesses -friendly tax policy that temporarily exempts operators with an annual turnover of N25 million and below from charging Valued Added Tax while deploying technology to ensure continued quality service delivery to taxpayers across every segment of the economy. FIRS performance showed that tax revenue…
ASUU rejects submission of BVN as condition for payment of withheld salaries
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it has rejected the submission of Bank Verification Number (BVN) as a condition for payment of February and March withheld salaries of lectures in the Federal Universities.
Tinubu asks government to transfer relief fund to Nigerians via BVN
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has asked the Nigerian Government to transfer relief funds to citizens via their Bank Verification Number (BVN). Tinubu in a statement said the relief fund will meet the needs of many families who the government's stay-at-home order has exposed to more hardship. "Most families need…
Institute, others seek improved tax system to enhance revenue
Tax authorities and other critical stakeholders have said there is an urgent need to address some key issues in the Finance Act, as well as improve the tax system if the government
Wike faults Immigration’s demand of BVN for issuance of e-passport
The requirement of Bank Verification Number (BVN) for issuance of an electronic-passport by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been faulted by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
41,000 civil servants in Bauchi don’t have BVN, says commissioner
The Bauchi State Government has revealed that over 41,000 civil servants on its payroll do not have their account number linked to their Bank Verification Number (BVN).
Don’t pamper banks to make loans
The Bankers’ Committee in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria recently put in place a credit risk protection clause that should be put in its proper context. It is a banking industry-wide shield against loan default in the wake of the CBN directive requiring each deposit money bank...
Police undertake technology upgrade to boost manpower efficiency
The Nigerian Police Force is upgrading its operations with technology innovations and personnel information with a view to enhancing its service delivery. The Force said the upgrades are aimed at unifying the Nigerian Police database through a digital case management solution, which infuses biometric technology in its core. The upgrade will also enable the Nigerian…