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N606 billion Was Shared Among Nigerian Govt, States And local Councils For April.

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N606 billion Was Shared Among Nigerian Govt, States, And local Councils For April.

N606 billion was shared among Nigerian govt, states, and local councils on Friday as federal allocation for the month of April 2020.

At the end of the online meeting of the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) in Abuja, the details of the allocation were contained in a Secretariat report released by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National planning presided the meeting.

The communique showed the allocation included revenue from the Value Added Tax (VAT) collection, Exchange Gain, Solid Mineral Revenue, Excess Bank Charges, and Excess Crude Oil Revenue.

The breakdown of the allocations showed the federal government received about N169.831 billion, the states N86.140 billion, local government councils N66.411 billion, while the oil-producing states received N32.895 billion as derivation (13 percent Mineral Revenue).

The report said the cost of collection for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), and Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Refund; as well as allocation to the North East Development Commission and Transfer to Excess Oil Revenue was N15.134 billion.

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The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) said the gross revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the month was about N94.495 billion as against the N120.268 billion distributed in the preceding month, a decrease of about N25.772 billion.

The distribution showed the federal government got N13.182 billion, the states N43.941 billion, while local government councils got N30.758 billion.

The distributed Statutory Revenue of N370.411billion received for the month was lower than the N597.676 billion received for the previous month by about N227.265 billion.

This showed a predicted trajectory of decline in revenue accrual as a result of the continued ravaging impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy, particularly the international crude oil market.

The communique also revealed that Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), Companies Income Tax (CIT), Import and Export Duties, Oil and Value Added Tax (VAT), all recorded decreases.

No details of the decreases were provided in the communique.

The total revenue distributable for the current month (including the cost of collection to NCS, DPR, and FIRS) according to the committee is N606.196 billion.

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Nigerian Economy Loses N700Bn to EndSARS Protest – LCCI

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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has valued the nation’s losses as a result of the ENDSARS protest at N700 billion.
The statement released by LCCI partly reads:

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“The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is however concerned about the negative impact that the protracted nature of the EndSars protests has on business activities across the country. Over the past twelve days, economic activities have been crippled in most parts of the country and have been particularly profound in the urban areas. The Nigerian economy has suffered an estimated Seven Hundred Billion Naira [₦700 billion] loss in the past twelve days’’.

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10,000 Protesters Defy Thai Crackdown After Emergency Decree

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10,000 Thai protesters gathered Thursday in defiance of a sweeping crackdown after authorities moved to crush months of pro-democracy demonstrations by imposing emergency powers and rounding up leading activists.

Protesters chanted “Prayut get out!” and “free our friends!” as they confronted police at Ratchaprasong, a busy junction in central Bangkok, despite a new decree that bans gatherings of more than four people — aimed at quelling student-led demonstrations.

The Government of Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha, a former army chief who initially took power in a 2014 coup, has been the target of the protesters, but they have also taken aim at Thailand’s unassailable monarchy.

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As night fell, Thai protesters waved their lit-up mobile phones in the air.

Thousands sat on plastic sheets on the road snacking on street food while scores more watched from overhead walkways. Many said they would return Friday evening.

After the emergency measures were announced early Thursday, riot police dispersed hundreds of protesters who camped overnight outside the prime minister’s office.

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CBN Invests Over N120bn on Cotton Value Chain

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN says it has invested over N120 billion on the Nigerian Cotton value chain and projected over 300, 000 metric tonnes of seed cotton by end of 2020.

This was made known by the Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, CBN, Edward Adamu, at the Cotton, Textile and Garments, CTG, stakeholders meeting tagged ‘Cotton Harvest 2020 season’.

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According to Adamu, the Apex bank’s intervention is to eradicate smuggling and dumping of textile goods in Nigeria and also to resuscitate and return the lost glory of the cotton textile and garment industry.

He recalls the booming days of the industry that sustained the economy with massive job creation, which in the 1970’s and early 1980s, Nigeria was home to Africa’s largest textile industry, with over 180 textile Mills in operations, which employed close to over 450,000 people.

Explaining that if nurtured properly, the industry can create millions of jobs for Nigerians.

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