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Edo State Sets To Increase Revenue Generation Via Innovative Technology

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Edo Government on Wednesday said it would evolve innovative technology-based revenue administration scheme that would increase its monthly revenue generation profile, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

Gov. Godwin Obaseki, who announced this in Benin, said that the scheme would be such that the whole revenue administration would become automated.

“It will eliminate man-made barriers and other extraneous variables that interfere with the revenue collection process.

“The scheme will automate the entire process of revenue administration from capture, profiling, assessment generation and notification through to cashless settlement.

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“And is set to boost internally generated revenue in the state by expanding the tax net and enhancing payment convenience for citizens,’’ he said.

Giving details about the scheme, Mr Igbinidu Inneh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Edo Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), said the innovation would be done in line with international best practices.

According to him, the innovative solution is christened Edo Revenue Administration System (ERAS).

“It is being delivered as part of the strategic institutional transformation of the EIRS and feeds off the Governor’s objective to transform Edo into an innovation hub,’’ he said.

Inneh explained that “the ERAS solution is a distributed revenue administration system which seeks to solve the challenges faced by revenue authorities in Nigeria for Edo State.”

He said that the scheme, also tagged `Project Dobbermann,’ “in every sense has been delivered in an unprecedented record time in less than 18 months from conceptualisation, partner selection to development and integration.

“This is significantly ahead on time for the deployment of most Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems anywhere in the world.”

The EIRS boss noted that “the current tax base which grew within weeks of testing ERAS from about 190,000 to more than 250,000 will double within the first six months of operations and get to one million within two years.”

Inneh further said that “this accomplishment is truly one legacy Edo State will bequeath to the Nigerian Revenue Administration process  and indeed other emerging economies of Africa.

Inneh explained that the  ‘Dobbermann project took its root from tax history and the strategy of Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, who first bred the Doberman Pincher dog breed  in the town of Apolda, Germany, around 1890 as the local tax collector.

`He ran the Apolda dog pound and aimed to create a breed that would be ideal for protecting him during his collections, which took him through many dangerous, bandit-infested areas.

“It is simple to see that ERAS has been conceived, conceptualised and developed as the technological, modern day watch dog of government revenues.”

“The following revenue streams, Personal Income Taxes (PAYE and Direct Assessment), Withholding Tax, Land Use Charges, Consumption Tax, Vehicle Administration, Vehicle Insurance Policy Assurance are captured.

The other streams which include: Business Premises (Regulations, Management and Control), Lottery Regulations, Stamp duties and other MDA services, will be administered by the system.

He said that the scheme “has payment solutions that cater for cashless and seamless transaction processing for both formal and informal sectors with online and offline features.”

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Nigerian reacts to Islamization of Africa, boko haram and herdsmen revelation by Olusegun Obasanjo

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Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, has called on erstwhile President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo to divulge more on what he knows about Boko Haram, killer herdsmen and alleged plot to Islamise Nigeria.

The former Aviation Minister made this known in a statement he released to the press. He said the former president remains the only politically articulate in the Southern half of the country and that he understand better the imminent dangers that lurk around the corner for Nigeria.

NIGERIA NEWS report earlier the revelation made by Obasanjo on how BUhari is empowering Boko Haram and Killer herdsmen.

The statement read: “Obasanjo is deeply courageous and his latest contribution that there is an agenda to Fulanise West Africa and Islamise Africa says it all.

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“Obasanjo needs say no more. History and posterity will be kind to him for speaking the bitter truth and saying what almost every other southern and Middle Belt politician and leader knows to be true but is too timid and too scared to say publicly.

“With his latest contribution he has vindicated yours truly and many others. I saw this coming in late 2013 and I told the world. Nnamdi Kanu saw it coming in 2014 and he told the world. Asari Dokubo saw it in 2015 and he told the world.

“Afenifere, OPC, YOLICOM, PANDEM, MEND, the Middle Belt Forum, the Niger Delta Avengers, IPOB, MASSOB and Ohaeneze saw it in 2017 and they told the world. The Christian Elders Forum, CAN and the Church saw it in 2018 and they told the world.
“Sadly the world refused to listen, left us on our own and, instead of rising to the occasion and confronting the evil, Nigerians went on bended knee to the powers that be and acted as if they were not saddled with a major problem that was bound to eventually consommé them all. Now they know better even though most of them are still in denial.

“Now they must live with the consequences of their indifference, ignorance, cowardice and stoicism. What a pity.

“It is a tragedy of monumental proportions that a nation that is so blessed with extraordinary human and mineral resources should end up going this way.

Fani Kayode, did not spare former Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido, for attacking Obasanjo and defending President Muhammadu Buhari as he attacked him back.

“I hear one or two people like Sule Lamido are not too happy with what OBJ said and have called him out for saying it. That is sad and unfortunate because Obasanjo has done more for the core north, Lamido’s Fulani tribe and Nigerian unity than any other former President or Head of State in our history. He also fought in a civil war to keep the country together.

“For anybody from the core north to call him names for speaking the truth and baring his mind over what is unfolding in Nigeria today tells you how blinded by power, insensitive and callous some of these people are.

“It is only those that subscribe to the Fulanisation and Islamisation agenda that will criticise or oppose Obasanjo’s observation and describe him as “a bigot” for making them.

“What Obasanjo said was timely and necessary and millions are commending him for it. He spoke the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

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AFCON 2019 Mascot

African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019 organisers on Sunday shows the world the 2019 Mascot with video obtained by this online medium of Facebook

The video was posted on the official account of the football team of the continent a few hours ago as they unveil the 2019 AFCON Mascot in video on Youtube

The Organizing Committee of the 2019 African Cup of Nations has revealed the AFCON 2019 Mascot; The child “Tut” followed by the Pharaoh King Tutankhamun.

The competition for the AFCON 2019 is to start by June 21, about a month from today

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The competition will see 24 countries for the first time competing for the cup against

NIGERIA NEWS reports that Cameroon who was initially tipped to hold the competition lost it to Egypt as a result of lack of enough preparation when the supervision officers went for an inspection early January

Earlier, Eypyt and South Africa were considered for the competition but Mohammed Salah country won the bid

 

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