Innovation: FIRS introduces Online naira tax-filing platform

ABUJA – As part of its efforts at modernising tax administration in the country, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has introduced a new Tax Administration Solution (TaxPro-Max) for ease of tax compliance. A public notice signed by the Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr Muhammad Nami, disclosed that “TaxPro-Max enables seamless registration, filling, payment of taxes and automatic credit of withholding tax as well as other …

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Again, twitter deletes Nnamdi Kanu’s tweets

Abuja – One day after the Nigerian government announced a ban on the activities of Twitter, the popular microblogging platform has deleted ‘inciting’ tweets from Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist group agitating for the Republic of Biafra. In the controversial tweet, the IPOB leader vowed to unleash terror on Nigerian soldiers deployed to the South-east. He also used …

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Tale of tears in South East as 35 unidentified corpses are dumped in FMC Owerri

….as residents are hiding, living in fear ABUJA – It is a tale of sorrow, tears and blood in the South East region. South-East has not recorded such killings since the civil war ended in 1970. Residents are picked from the comfort of their homes and killed by both known and unknown gunmen including security agents while scores of unidentified corpses are dumped daily in …

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U.S slams Nigerian govt, says #Twitterban undermines citizens’ ability to exercise fundamental freedom

ABUJA – United States has condemned the banning of Twitter in Nigeria, stating that it was a violation of Nigerians’ fundamental rights. The United States, in a statement by its Embassy in Nigeria, on Saturday, said: “Nigeria’s constitution provides for freedom of expression. The Government’s recent #Twitterban undermines Nigerians’ ability to exercise this fundamental freedom and sends a poor message to its citizens, investors and …

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Twitter ban: Presidency shows no remorse, fires on all cylinders in defense of action

By Our Editor Abuja (Precise Post) – Despite the local and international condemnations that have trailed the ban on the operations of twitter in Nigeria, the Presidency has exhibited no remorse but has instead continued to fire on all cylinders in defense of its action. Recall that the federal government yesterday, through the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed announced the ban on operations of …

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Int’l Isolationism: Nigeria Now Birds Of Same Feather With Somalia, Afghanistan, Iran, others with FG ban of twitter

By Carol Adeniyi ABUJA – Intersociety, has said that with the latest twitter ban by the federal government which in now the latest entry into information dark ages by the Muslim dominated and controlled central Government of Nigeria, the country is not only closest to the abyss of doom and ruination but has also become birds of the same feather with Somalia, Afghanistan, Iran, Cuba …

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NDLEA seizes 34,950 Tramadol, Diazepam capsules in Lagos – spokesman

By Ibironke Ariyo Abuja – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that it seized 34,950 capsules of Tramadol and Diazepam in Lagos meant for delivery to insurgents in Borno. The agency’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, in Abuja. Babafemi said that a 25-year-old suspect, Mohammed Isah, recruited to move the drugs from Lagos …

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Pillar of Sports in Africa, Nigeria Youth Football Ambassador And FIFA Council Member Amaju Pinnick to Support Bunmi Haruna SWANExco

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Pillar of Sports in Africa, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu now has an opportunity to prove his love for Nigeria sports writers, especially his friends in the FCT who jointly conferred on him, the esteemed title of Pillar of sports in Africa. Canada based senior advocate of Nigeria journalists (SAJ) Adewale Ajayi, is a trusted friend to Senator …

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Rivers Govt commits N5bn to infrastructure development at Law School in Yenegoa

Yenagoa (Precise Post) – Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has committed five billion naira to development of facilities at the Yenagoa campus of the Nigerian Law School. Wike made the disclosure at the flag-off of construction of two hostel blocks and a 1,500-seat auditorium in the law school on Friday, Recall that Bayelsa was created out of Rivers State in 1996. The governor said he …

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Leverage skills needed for digital jobs globally – FG to youths

Abuja – Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has advised youths to acquire relevant skills so as to compete for digital jobs around the world. The Minister gave the advice at the virtual closing ceremony of the first batch of Digital Skills Initiative in Abuja, on Friday. The two-month programme was organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in collaboration …

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LOOKING BACK TO LOOK FORWARD ON IMO STATE-2

The Hunchback on Hope Uzodinma. By Chido Nwakanma On 6 February 2020, I wrote on the moral and strategic challenge before Hope Uzodinma as governor. As soon as the piece appeared, the governor’s spokesman dived into the gutter with the hackneyed accusation. “You wrote at the behest of political enemies.”It is such a moronic cliche nowadays for former journalists as spokespeople to accuse their erstwhile …

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Uploading Social Media Bill in the wake of Twitter ban and Decree 4 of 1984

By Chido Nwakanma The Federal Government led by Muhammadu Buhari took Nigeria back to 1984 on 4 June 2021 with the announcement of a ban on microblogging social media app Twitter. It was déjà vu and back to the past. Nigeria has been working and walking to this end over the last four years. Twitter’s offence was deleting a tweet that it considered offensive because …

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Youth Empowerment: Kenya opens $20.4m youth agribusiness programme

Nairobi – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday launched a 2.2 billion shillings (20.4 million U.S. dollars) youth capacity-building initiative aimed at creating employment, generating income and bridging the succession gap in agribusiness. Kenyatta said that the Empowering Novel Agribusiness-led Employment (ENABLE Kenya) programme seeks to build the capacity of 10,000 young people involved in agribusiness to enable them to create employment opportunities for 50,000 …

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Indigene-settler crisis: Sultan, Shariah Council want solution

Abuja – The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs’ (NSCIA), Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) and Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), have called for the resolution of the recurring indigene-settler crisis in the country while also reiterating that the unity of the nation was non-negotiable. They made the call on Friday, at a two-day symposium jointly organised with the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in …

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PDP says FG’s suspension of twitter barbaric move to muzzle Nigerian youth

…says it’s draconian action and a slide to fascist By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the suspension of the twitter operations in Nigeria by the federal government, describing the action as vexatious, condemnable and barbaric move to muzzle Nigerians, particularly the youths. The party which rejected the suspension of the social media platform, Twitter, by the …

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Unilorin: FIDA moves to secure justice for varsity student raped to death

…As Chairperson of FIDA, Mrs Gloria Okodua, urged government to beef up security to protect lives and properties. By Chris Udochukwu Ilorin – The International Federation of Women Lawyers and the Kwara Ministry of Women Affairs have demanded justice for the University of Ilorin student, Blessing Olajide, raped to death by unknown persons. The state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Deborah Aremu told journalists in …

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