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BREAKING: FIRS retires directors

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BREAKING: FIRS retires directors

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Mohammed Nami, on Wednesday approved the retirement of all directors that have served up to eight years.

The development was confirmed to The Punch by the Director, Communications and Liaison Department of the FIRS, Abdullahi Ahmad.

According to Mr Ahmad, the move is part of ongoing-internal reforms to reposition the Service towards achieving its N8.5tn tax target.

He also noted that the agency had approved the appointment of four Coordinating Directors and two Group Leads in an acting capacity.

He said, “The FIRS Board took this decision at its emergency meeting No. 2. held on Friday, March 20, 2020.

“It approved the retirement of all directors who have served for eight years and above as directors in the Service, in line with Para 10.1(a)(iii) of Human Resources Policy and Programmes of the FIRS statute.”

It is, however, not clear how many directors would be involved until official computation age of all the directors is concluded.

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[BREAKING] COVID-19: Nigeria records another eight new cases, toll now 97

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[BREAKING] COVID-19: Nigeria records another eight new cases, toll now 97

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria hit 97 on Saturday evening with eight fresh cases, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“As at 10:40 pm 28th March there are 97 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death,” it stated.

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COVID-19: Please, pray for my husband, El-Rufai’s wife begs Nigerians

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COVID-19: Please, pray for my husband, El-Rufai’s wife begs Nigerians

Hadiza Isma, the wife of the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has appealed to Nigerians to offer prayers for the quick recovery of her husband who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

She made the appeal a few minutes after her husband disclosed that he tested positive for the virus on Twitter.

THE WITNESS reports that El-Rufai had on Saturday announced that he had been infected with the virus but had no symptoms.

“Dear Tweeps, my husband, the Governor of Kaduna State has tested positive for COVID-19. Please keep us in your prayers,” she tweeted.

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BREAKING: El-Rufai tests positive for coronavirus

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Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The governor, in a live broadcast said he submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in positive.

He stated he has been in isolation according to doctors’ order.

He said: “Earlier this week, I submited a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in this evening and I regret to say that it is positive.

“According to the protocols for managing COVID-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a someone that is no showing symptoms.

“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced.

“It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive.

“The Deputy Governor is chairing our COVID Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time,” he said

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