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2020 Finance Bill Exempts Minimum Wage Earners from Tax – Buhari

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In order to reduce the impact of inflation on Nigerians, president Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, through the 2020 finance bill, is proposing the exemption of minimum wage earners from the personal income tax.

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The president made this disclosure in his speech delivered virtually by vice president Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday at the opening session of the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit Group Conference themed: “Building Partnerships for Resilience”.

According to the president, when coupled with other items in the proposed bill, and various economic policies of the federal government, these incentives would ensure the resilience of the Nigerian economy to exogenous shocks.

“We are proposing in the new finance act that those who earn minimum wage should be exempted from paying income tax,’’ Buhari stated.

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Nigeria’s Strategic Objective to Capture 10% Of Africa’s Import by 2035 – Achimugu

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Nigeria’s Strategic Objective is to Capture 10% Of Africa’s Import by 2035 – Achimugu

The Nigerian National Action Committee on the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, has revealed that its strategic objective is to capture 10 per cent of Africa’s imports by 2035, thereby doubling Nigeria’s export in the process.

This was disclosed by the coordinator oil and gas work stream, secretariat of the National Action Committee on the AfCFTA, Franca Achimugu, at the implementation plan adoption meeting with the oil and gas work stream which was held at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation headquarters, in Abuja, on Thursday.

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While introducing the agreement and what the oil and gas sector stands to benefit from its full implementation, she said, “AfCFTA means Nigeria is no longer Africa’s largest economy, we need to sit up and get our house in order.”
She added that Nigeria is aligning itself for agreements, which comes with the elimination of tariffs.

She also mentioned that Nigeria’s mission is to become the preferred provider of value-added services to Africa.

Recall that it was reported earlier this month that the AfCFTA secretariat and the African Export-Import Bank signed an agreement on the management of the base fund of the AfCFTA adjustment fund.

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Fire Service Warns Against Domestic Storage of Petrol Amid Scarcity

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Fire Service Warns Against Domestic Storage of Petrol Amid Scarcity

The AG. Controller general, federal fire service (ffs), Karebo Pere samson has cautioned Nigerians against storage of premium motor spirits (PMS) popularly known as petrol in their homes during this period of scarcity.

 

Karebo said petrol is a highly inflammable liquid which if not handled carefully can cause serious fire explosion.

 

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This was disclosed in a statement released by Abraham Paul the public relations officer of the services

 

Karebo explained that invariably there is always a risk of a fire outbreak or an explosion if there is a source of ignition nearby such as a naked flame or an electrical spark.

 

The ag controller general stressed that Nigerians should avoid any act which could lead to fire outbreak in their environment.

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NNPC Ltd Commences Distribution Of 1Billion Litres Of Petrol Across Nigeria to Ease Fuel Crisis

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NNPC Ltd Commences Distribution Of 1Billion Litres Of Petrol Across Nigeria to Ease Fuel Crisis

The Nigerian national petroleum corporation limited has said that it has commenced the distribution of one billion litres of safe premium motor spirit to fuel stations across the country.

 

This was made known by group executive director, downstream, NNPC, Adetunji Adeyemi on Tuesday in Abuja during a press briefing.

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He said in order to ensure smooth distribution of the PMS nationwide, NNPC constituted a monitoring team with the support of the Nigeria midstream and downstream petroleum authority and other security agencies.

 

Adeyemi stated that the NNPC commenced operations on Tuesday at its depots and retail outlets to aid with the distributions across the country and an additional 2.3 billion litres of PMS is expected to arrive in Nigeria before February ends in order to address the current situation and restore sufficiency above the 30-day national target

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