Columns

‘Zacchaeus’ and the Perils of a Tax Collector, By Azu Ishiekwene

Whichever way the government decides, the peddling of the long knives that started with Zacchaeus in Jericho won’t end with Fowler. But the government’s answer will send an important message about how serious the government is with its reforms. When the tenure of a chief executive is coming to an…
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Columns

I Wanted To ‘Insult’ The President, But I Didn’t Want To Go To Jail, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...as you would imagine, I would talk about Sowore whether or not I’ll end up in jail? Why? An injury to one is an injury to all. Let’s not mince words: Filing charges against Sowore for “insulting” the president is laughable, a complete abuse of federal powers and a lowering…
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Opinion

Throwing Fowler Under the Bus for Economic Underperformance?, By ‘Tope Fasua

...as much as we know the issues around Fowler’s leadership of FIRS, we disagree with Kyari; Fowler is not to blame for the drastic drop in collections. If we must blame anyone, we should blame the supreme leader, who takes issues of the people’s welfare with much levity. And we…
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Columns

Political Vendetta Or Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

But for President Muhammadu Buhari, who has made this war the fight of his life and on whose crest he rode to power, we had expected a more forceful and robust anti-corruption war that knows no boundaries. It is therefore appalling, that not much has changed over the years; as…
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Columns

Missing Secret In Yari’s Masterclass, By Azu Ishiekwene

We need governors who can find a way to cut-out fat in useless bureaucracies, keep overheads low and shun unnecessary foreign trips. Those who will reward talent, invest in education and health and let citizens know that uncontrolled population is a time bomb. We need thinking Zamfara State governor and…
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Opinion

FIRS: A Forceful Collector of Taxes In An Era of Poverty (1), By Eric Teniola

In the face of it all, Dr. Fowler will come with his taxation drive in order to ‘meet target or surpass target’, in a manner that renders us helpless like poor orphans. Target! Target!! Target!!! is all that matters, without considering the human aspect. The government must realise that over-taxation…
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Opinion

Answering the Nigerian Tax Question, By Motunrayo Famuyiwa-Alaka

To pay or not to pay? This question is generally absurd, but perhaps, a forgivable enquiry in Nigeria’s taxation narrative. Tax is compulsory. Yet, it is a social contract with obligations, as well as responsibilities. Citizens are bound to pay taxes in exchange for the provision of social amenities that…
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Opinion

The Recruitment Corruption President Buhari Is Refusing To Fight, By Inibehe Effiong

President Buhari should fight this corruption and redress the wrongs that have been done to the vast majority of eligible Nigerians who were deliberately relegated and sidelined in the secret recruitments. Something embarrassing is going on under the very nose of President Muhammadu Buhari. There seems to be a well…
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