Media Coverage

October 2018
NTRN second annual meeting covered in World Stage and The Nation

The Nigerian Tax Research Network held its second annual meeting in Abuja on 24th and 25th October, organised in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Discussions from the meeting were covered in both World Stage and The Nation.

Read the article from World Stage online: Nigeria: FIRS boss calls for diversification, sustainable revenue base

Read the article on The Nation here: FIRS urges diversification of revenue sources

Screenshot of article from World Stage

September 2018
Alexander Ezenagu interviewed for NTA report

Alexander Ezenagu, ICTD Researcher, was interviewed by NTA for a special report on illicit financial flows. Alexander was in Abuja presenting at the International Conference on Combating Illicit Financial Flows and Enhancing Asset Recovery for Sustainable Development on 11th and 12th September.

June 2018
Dakaractu covers inaugural APTI conference

The inaugural conference of the African Property Tax Initiative was hosted in Dakar on June 11-12th. The Secretary General of the Senegalese Ministry of Finance and the ICTD’s Research Director Wilson Prichard (who chairs the initiative) were interwieved by Dakaractu about the rationale and objectives of the conference.

June 2018
221TV Senegal covers APTI conference

The inaugural conference of the African Property Tax Initiative was hosted in Dakar on June 11-12th. The Secretary General of the Senegalese Ministry of Finance opened the conference, and was interviewed by 221TV. He spoke about the enormous potential of property taxation for raising revenue for local governments.

 

April 2018
Daily Monitor: URA moots plan to tax the rich

On April 6th, the URA shared the results of research done in partnership with ICTD on the taxation of high net worth individuals at a workshop with about 40 participants. Ismail Ladu of the Daily Monitor covered the event. Read the piece online here.

April 2018
NTV: URA says high net worth individuals are not paying enough taxes

April 2018
ICTD and URA research covered in Ugandan newspapers

On April 6th, the URA shared the results of research done in partnership with ICTD on the taxation of high net worth individuals at a workshop with about 40 participants. This was covered in several Ugandan newspapers.

February 2018
Dr. Jalia Kangave interviewed at UN on tax and sustainable development

In February, the Platform for Collaboration on Tax hosted its first global conference on “Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals” at the United Nations headquarters. ICTD’s Capacity Building Manager Dr Jalia Kangave was interviewed live by UNDESA, discussing issues of taxation and inequality, gender, and accountability in Africa.

 

November 2017
ICTD advisor gives lecture on multiple taxation in Nigeria

Professor Abiola Sanni, a member of ICTD’s Centre Advisory Group, gave a lecture titled “Policy, Legal and Administrative Imperatives in the Quest for Eradicating Multiplicity of Taxes in Lagos State” at the University of Lagos. The lecture was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Guest of Honour was the Executive Governor of Lagos State Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. See the story published in This Day here.