Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Nigeria as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Nigeria: FG vows to end casualisation of workers

Reform of labour laws is planned to end casualization of the national workforce …

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Nigeria: FG begins review of 2004 Factories Act

The Federal government is currently reviewing the obsolete subsidiary regulations of the Factories Act 2004 …

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Nigeria: Taraba government under fire over sale of employment forms

Controversy has arisen recently concerning the practice of the Taraba State’s Civil Service Commission charging job applicants for an application form to fill a vacant position …

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Nigeria: Pro-chancellors want labour removed from exclusive list

The frequency of strikes in Universities has led the Committee of Pro-Chancellors to ask the federal government to devolve pay, terms and conditions to individual institutions …

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Nigeria: New tax remittance requirement for residence permit renewals

Employers in Nigeria should be aware that, in addition to other requirements, evidence of a timely tax remittance to Nigerian tax authorities is now a prerequisite for renewal of their foreign national employees’ residence and work permit by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) …

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Nigeria: Industrial court faults pension law on retirement savings

The National Industrial Court has recently been struggling with a gap in the 2014 pensions law concerning the obligations of a former employer when pensions deductions have been made from an employee, but not paid into a Retirement Savings Account (RSA) …

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Nigeria: Unemployment rate increases to 33.3% in Q4 2020 – NBS

The latest survey of employment conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics reveals that 57 …

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Nigeria: Bill to prohibit casualisation of workers passes second reading in Senate

A Bill to ban the casualization of labour in the private and public sectors has now passed through the Nigerian Senate at second reading …

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Nigeria: Extended deadline for 2020 PAYE tax returns (Lagos State)

The Inland Revenue Service for Lagos State has extended until 14th February 2021 the deadline for employers to submit their 2020 payroll tax returns (H1) …

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Nigeria: US drops reciprocity fees for Nigerian visa applicants

The United States government has just eliminated visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens seeking visas to the United States …

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Nigeria: 2020 Finance Bill to exempt minimum wage earners from tax

The Federal Government has proposed in the 2020 Finance Bill that minimum wage earners will be completely exempt from Personal Income Tax …

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Nigeria: Inflation rate hits 13.71% as food prices soar

The consumer price index rose over the year to September 2020 by 13 …

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Nigeria: Concerns over plans to legalise cannabis farming

A Bill before the House of Representatives could, if passed, not only flood the country with non-toxicant cannabis resin, but potentially the rest of the World …

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Nigeria: Oyo government to extend maternity leave to 6 months

State employees in Oyo state will shortly have their maternity leave extended from 4 to 6 months …

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Nigeria: Risk of economic presence

New provisions under the Companies Income Tax Act could have significant implications for both HR and commercial functions if their company has any transactions involving entities in the country …

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