We are happy to announce that following the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the ICTD and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) last September, FIRS have kindly offered their good offices in assisting academic researchers with data availability and research access permissions through the Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN).  We also welcome Mr Pirfa J. Tyem as the new Desk Officer liaising with NTRN on behalf of Dr Femi Frederick Akinfala, Director for Research and Development.  Requests can be sent directly or will be forwarded through NTRN if mailed to the NTRN contact email: [email protected].