Author: Tamara


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Uk business is easy and transparent, and the Uk Home office introduced a number of business and investment categories. Which you can use to decide on what business visa to apply for that goes with what you intend to do there. Unlike other visas, you must be certain that you filled in the correct working visa to avoid issues in the long run. In some cases, your business visa can be granted a leave to remain in the Uk or in other words as a settlement in the Uk. Interesting right, the Uk open market, and diversified economy provide both investors and...

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Visa Interview-Secrets to a Successful One

The Secrets to a successful visa interview are simple and easy to understand. To get your immigration papers easily there are a few things you need to know first aside from the interview questions. It is normal to feel that way, everyone does and it's not only based on visa interviews alone. It could be a job interview or trying out a new thing or getting to know someone whatever the case maybe we all get nervous at some point. Everyone feels nervous about their visa interview especially if it's their first time. But when you prepare ahead you can easily...

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Working Abroad and It’s Benefits

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Working aboard is an idea you should consider because it has many benefits. Working for a few is their means of survival and for others, it’s a passion.  But as a Nigerian, working in a country like mine can sometimes be crazy. This is because getting the job sometimes can be crazy and then working extra hours without extra pay can be annoying. This is why most people decide to do other things to get money, especially quick access. Now if you are the type that likes thinking outside the box, a thought must have crossed your mind on what working...

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Canada Green Card – Is it useful?

Canada Green Card is  what every foreigner who lives in Canada or intend to live there talk about. Some say its a green card to having your permanent stay in the country.  Its a very promising thing to acquire but is this card useful as they say. Legally, this card isn’t a thing but Canadian government does have a version of a green card which serves as a Permanent Resident Card (PR Card). This card is usually issued to foreigners who wish to migrate to Canada. When you are given this card you get the freedom to work and live in...

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FG implements cooking gas imports tax, price jumps by 100%


The Federal Government has implemented a 7.5 per cent tax on imported Liquefied Petroleum Gas, popularly called cooking gas, as the cost of the commodity leap by over 100 per cent within a period of eight months. It was gathered on Sunday that the government implemented the VAT on LPG imports about three weeks ago and some dealers were also mandated to pay the tax for commodities imported several months ago. Operators told our correspondent that Nigeria imports about 70 per cent of the commodity, while the rest was mainly supplied by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas company. It was also gathered that...

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CBN engages British fintech to develop digital currency

CBN-financed farmers cultivated 3.64 million hectares – Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria, on Monday, announced the formal engagement of a global fintech company, Bitt Inc., as the technical partner for its digital currency. The CBN said the digital currency, called ‘eNaira’, would be unveiled before the end of this year. According to a statement by the acting Director, Corporate Communication, Osita Nwanisobi, this was disclosed by the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who said the benefits of the central bank digital currency include increased cross-border trade, accelerated financial inclusion, cheaper and faster remittance inflows, and easier targeted social interventions. He said the virtual currency would also ensure improvements in monetary policy...

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ECOWAS counsels Nigeria to raise VAT on hotels, others


The Economic Community of West Africa States has canvassed an increase in the Value Added Tax on luxury items including perfume, wine and other alcoholic beverages, fuelling speculations about inflation on the items. According to ECOWAS, Nigeria remains the least VAT paying country in West Africa. The ECOWAS Director of Domestic Tax, Tiemtore Salifou, made the submission on the sideline of a two-day regional seminar on problems of tax transition in West Africa which ended in Abuja on Friday. He however suggested that the increase should be on products that would not impact negatively on poorer Nigerians. While emphasising that there was no economic...

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300 youths to become agripreneurs

The Lagos State Government has said no fewer than 300 youth agripreneurs from its Lagos Agripreneurship Programme and the Agricultural Youth Empowerment Scheme will be empowered on Thursday. The government said the youths would be empowered at the 2021 Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment Programme on Thursday. The Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, made this known in a statement on Sunday, noting that this year’s empowerment programme was to create an enabling environment for youths in the field of agriculture. She said, “We have a total of 300 participants out of which 240 is for aquaculture and 60 for poultry. Out of the...

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Stock market hits two-week high, investors gain N103bn

Nigerian stocks closed with a market capitalisation of N20.03tn on Tuesday, its highest in two weeks as investors gained N103.23bn at the end of trading. The Nigerian Exchange Limited All-Share Index rose by 0.52 per cent to close at 38,418.04 basis points from 38,220.01bps on Monday. The volume of shares traded rose by 2.23 per cent as 288.93 million shares valued at N2.42bn were traded in 4,640 deals, compared to 282.62 million shares worth N1.87bn transacted in 4,788 deals on Monday. At the end of trading on the floor of the NGX, 28 companies saw an increase in their share prices, with May...

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AfDB appoints new director-general for Nigeria

The African Development Bank Group has appointed Mr. Lamin Barrow as the director-general of its Nigeria office. According to a statement issued by the bank on Tuesday, before his appointment, Barrow was Acting Senior Director, Nigeria Country Office, in the Regional Development, Integration & Business Development Vice Presidency. Commenting on the appointment, President, AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, said, “Mr Lamin Barrow is a seasoned professional, with a proven track record in strategic management, country dialogue, portfolio management, negotiations and building partnerships. “The Nigeria Country Office is strategic for the bank as it manages a large country portfolio and operations with State governments and...

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