Wednesday, March 3

Tag: Exempts

Inflation: FG Exempts Minimum Wage Earners From Tax
Politics

Inflation: FG Exempts Minimum Wage Earners From Tax

In order to reduce the impact of inflation on Nigerians, the Buhari administration, is, through the 2020 Finance Bill, proposing the exemption of minimum wage earners from Personal Income Tax. This is even as the President Muhammadu Buhari administration tried to justify the reduction of import duties on cars, saying the government will buy locally assembled vehicles. Buhari made these disclosures 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". And when coupled with other items in the proposed Finance Bill, and various economic policies of the Federal Government, these incentives would ensure the resilience of the Nigerian ec...
Governor Ayade Cries In New Video As He Exempts The Poor From Paying Taxes
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Governor Ayade Cries In New Video As He Exempts The Poor From Paying Taxes

Governor Ben Ayade, In a bid to reposition the economy of Cross River State following the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic, has announced tax exemption for low income owners including okada and taxi riders, food vendors popularly known as mama put, small barbing shop owners, farmers, hotels with less than 50 rooms and others. The governor who struggled to hold his emotion said if God should take all he has to make the people of the State rich, he and his family can sacrifice it all. In a video obtained  the governor expressed dissatisfaction that despite instructions from his office that tax officials should not collect tax from petty traders, it is observed in the breach. He said his dream for the state when he took over as governor has not been fully actualised, maintaining that...
IGP Adamu Exempts Doctors, Journalists, Nurses From Curfew
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IGP Adamu Exempts Doctors, Journalists, Nurses From Curfew

IGP Mohammed Adamu Abubakar last night rescinded his order on essential workers, including journalists and doctors. He exempted them from the 8pm to 6am nationwide curfew. The police boss had said that no essential workers will be granted passage during the curfew, an order that negated President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that journalists, doctors and others on essential duty should be allowed a free pass. But Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) Frank Mba, a Deputy Commisioner of Police (DCP) said essential service providers, including media and health workers are free to more after 8pm. Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed had earlier clarified that journalists’ identity cards are their pass during lockdowns or curfews. Yesterday, Presidential Task Force on C...
Nigeria Exempts American Citizens From Paying Biometric Service Charges For VISA
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Nigeria Exempts American Citizens From Paying Biometric Service Charges For VISA

A source confided in our correspondent on Tuesday that the US Government threatened to stop issuance of entry visas to Nigerians if the policy was not immediately reversed for its citizens. Barely a month after the Nigerian Government introduced the $110 biometrics and service charge through the Nigeria Immigration Service, the authorities have now exempted the citizens of United States of America from the policy. The government had in January reintroduced the $90 biometrics charge and $20 service charge for all foreigners travelling into Nigeria. This was first introduced in 2018 but after much controversies, it was suspended. A source confided in our correspondent on Tuesday that the US Government threatened to stop issuance of entry visas to Nigerians if the policy was not i...
President Donald Trump Signs New Travel Ban, Exempts Iraq
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President Donald Trump Signs New Travel Ban, Exempts Iraq

The order will make clear that lawful permanent residents are excluded from any travel ban President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, notably dropping Iraq from January's previous order. The new travel ban comes six weeks after Trump's original executive order was rolled out to chaos and confusion at airports nationwide, and eventually blocked by a federal court. The ban covers Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Iraq will "increase cooperation with the US government on the vetting of its citizens applying for a visa to travel to the United States," according to an administration fact sheet. The rollout of the revised travel ban marks an important moment for the administration, which has little...