AllNews Nigeria brings you top news compilations and roundup of the top Nigerian newspaper headlines online for today, Wednesday, July 1st, 2020.
Nigeria recorded 561 new confirmed cases in 24-hours on June 30, 2020, with Lagos, Kano and Oyo recording some of the highest number of cases. According to the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the new figure takes the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases within the country to 25,694.
The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has contracted the novel coronavirus, adding to the list of high-profile politicians that have fallen ill at the hands of the virulent disease.
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have demanded a sum of $500, 000 for the release of four humanitarian workers and a security guard who were abducted along the Monguno/Maiduguri highway.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, says that his works programme aimed at creating 774,000 jobs for unskilled workers is a target of some politicians who seek to deter him from achieving it.
Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says that if Nigeria doesn't address the issue of the growing number of out-of-school children "they will be the terrorists, armed robbers, and kidnappers of the future."
It was a dramatic scene on Tuesday as some members of the National Assembly walked the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo SAN, out of the committee session they were having.
The Spiritual Leader of INRI Evangelical Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Tuesday, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be “vigilant and be mindful of the people he hosts” in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Former All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Dr SKC Ogbonnia, on Tuesday advised members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other Pro-Biafra organizations to play active roles in the 2023 elections and ensure that an Igbo becomes Nigeria president.
Nigeria has been warned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) against implementing new tax measures in order to increase revenue. The IMF said now is not the time for countries to increase their tax push, but rather, initiate supportive policies that will help affected households and sectors impacted by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Obtaining the tax identification number has become easier as businesses will now receive the tax ID after registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). This means businesses no longer have to depend on the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for a tax identification number.
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