Buhari under pressure to extend tax amnesty period

As the tax amnesty under the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme ends on Saturday (today), some private sector players are said to be lobbying President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the period.

An official at the Presidency, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday that governors and company owners had called the President and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to push for the extension of the programme.

“We are expecting Mr President to make an announcement on the tax amnesty deadline by this weekend. To be frank, nobody knows whether the President will decide to extend it or not, but there have been calls by state governors and key private sector players for the extension.

“However, it still remains unclear if the President will take the recommendation to extend it by another three months, since he had been advised otherwise by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; and the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde…

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I wish to surpass my father’s record of 105 years –Adebanjo

A chieftain of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation and elder statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, speaks on life at 90, his growing up days, political activism and yet-to-be fulfilled aspiration in this interview with TUNDE AJAJA

What would you say is your greatest testimony as you are about to clock 90?

Oh! I thank God for giving me such a long life and good health. That is the most significant thing I can’t get from any other person but from Him. It is the good health that he has given me that has enabled me to be of service as much as I could to God and humanity. If I had no good health, there is nothing I can do. So, I’m very grateful for that.

At about 90, you are still very active in political activism, is it something you would do till your last breath?

When I’m in the grave, I would still be talking. Somebody asked Chief Obafemi Awolowo this question when he was alive, and truly, has he stopped talking politics? He’s still talking. Each time you say if Awolowo…

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My greatest achievement as musician – Flavour

Rita Okoye

Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour, is a household name in the Nigerian music industry. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who began his music career as a drummer for a local church in Enugu, has something new in the making.
In a few weeks time, Okpara Square in the heart of Enugu will standstill for the first ‘Flavour of Africa Live’ concert in collaboration with visually impaired but talented singer, Semah. In this interview, the award-winning artiste sheds more light on the concert and how he discovered Semah.

How did you meet the visually impaired Semah?
I was introduced to Semah through Masterkraft and traditional Queen Ruler, Juli Endee during my trip to Liberia last year. Semah performed at Liberia Peace Cultural Centre and his vocals, intonation and confidence blew me away.
Before meeting Semah, have you ever considered working with a visually impaired person?
When it comes to music, impairments do not exist; and as for me, music is…

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Why I shot Aguiyi Ironsi, Iyke Olisa, producer

In a bid to make a notable difference in the Nigerian movie industry, Prince Iyke Olisa of Prime World Production has sank in whopping N11m to produce his latest movie, Aguiyi Ironsi.
The epic movie which parades top veteran actors Sam Dede and Kanyo O Kanayo bears the iconic name of the late Senior Nigerian Military officer, Johnson Aguiyo Ironsi, who died in 1966, but has a different storyline.
According to what the  University of California, USA trained filmaker told Inside Nollywood, the movie, Aguiyi Ironsi is centered on betrayal of trust and the nemesis that follows.
“The movie is lesson filled. It strongly buttresses on contentment and patience.  What will be yours definitely will be in your hands,  no matter how long it took. Then, there are also rewards for every evil one do in life, nemesis must come hunting those who betrayal the trust of another. Sam Dede as we all know is not consistent in Nollywood again. But I had to bring him back because he fits into the…

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