Columns

Lagos State and the Politics of Taxation, By Reuben Abati

The current resistance to taxation in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria – FCT, Anambra, Benue, Edo, Cross River - in part raises governance issues. Widespread reports about corruption, the lavish lifestyle of public officials, the high-handedness of tax officials and the reality of multiple taxation, make Nigerians, even in…
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Opinion

Unpaid Salaries: What Governors Should Do, By Zayyad I. Muhammad

States should introduce a modified system of awarding ‘tax collection rights’ to investment firms. This should be modeled according to each state’s economy, culture, needs and environment. A state can enter into agreement with a firm to give government monies in advance for taxes from a certain sector, while the…
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Guest Columns

IGR Is Not a Sprint Race; Nigerian States Need Visionaries, By Oluseun Onigbinde

I’ve written this whilst gazing at the Cocoa House; it is a stark testimony to the sense of vision from those who imagined a 25-storey building when no such structure existed on the continent. There was a continuous approach towards sustainable revenue generation in governance, as from the days of…
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Guest Columns

Buhari Should Tax the Rich More and Raise Minimum Wage, By Ahmed Adamu

There have been misconceptions that giving tax incentives to the rich helps to incentivise job creation, because the capitalists are perceived as the job creators. The truth is, they are not. The ordinary consumer is more of a job creator than a capitalist. Business people taking credit for creating jobs…
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