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LIRS Boss Bags Innovative CEO of The Year Award, Promises to Sustain Tax Revolution in Lagos State

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The Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr Ayodele Subair has been conferred with the Most Innovative CEO of The Year Award 2022 by the New Telegraph Awards 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

The award ceremony, held at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, on Friday, had in attendance several other awardees and dignitaries, including the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, honoured with the Statesman of the Year Award, All Progress Congress Presidential Flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who both bagged Lifetime Achievement Award and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who went home with the Governor of the Year(Education), among others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The organisers of the awards, The New Telegraph Newspapers, explained that Subair was honoured for his landmark strides since he became the LIRS Executive Chairman in 2016, as he has been able to implement strategic innovations as well as double the initial revenue generation from N240bn to N427bn with his astute knowledge and experience in Accounting and Taxation.

 

 

 

Driving the tax revolution at the LIRS, other Subair’s achievements, according to the newspaper, include the introduction of eTax in 2019, the launching of the whistleblowing initiative (2022), staff reforms and welfare upgrade (from 2017 till date), the introduction of the IBILE HUB Initiative (2021), Technology driven Operational Reforms in LIRS formed in 2022, where an Intelligent Unit- a team of undercover administration specially trained in information gathering and intelligence reports to provide information on all taxpayers in Lagos State and to ensure the agency has adequate information for appropriate profiling to expose tax defaulters.

 

 

 

 

 

Others include the establishment of the LIRS Service Charter (2021), the introduction of Automation of collection of consumption taxes (2017-2018), the inauguration of the Joint State Revenue Committee (JSRC) in 2021 as well as becoming the agency with the Highest Generated Revenue amid Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

While receiving the award, the LIRS boss, who was accompanied by some of the agency’s directors, expressed gratitude to the management of New Telegraph for recognising LIRS for the efforts it has been making in driving the State’s revenue generation under Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration.

 

 

 

 

 

Subair said: “I want to say a very big thank you to the organizers of this great award, including the publisher and management of New Telegraph. “I want to say thank you for recognizing LIRS as being the most innovative and very strategic agency. We know we have to be on top of our game so that we can generate enough revenue for this wonderful state.”

 

 

 

 

Speaking further, the astute Tax administrator noted: “I am very happy to receive this award. It is the recognition of all the hard work we’ve been doing at the LIRS. This award encourages us to strive to improve our innovation. The LIRS is hinged on technology, and anybody who wants to make any headway in tax administration has to embrace technology. So, it’s our joy that we are being duly recognized as the foremost agency in that direction.

 

 

 

 

 

“I dedicate this award to my late father, Engr. Abiodun Subair, Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who always says yes to our wish list. I also want to dedicate the award to my family, to all directors and management staff of LIRS who are here to support me tonight and very importantly, to all staff of LIRS that have stayed committed to our strategic objectives.”

Speaking on what to expect from the agency shortly, Subair noted; “As for me, when you talk about figures, I want to ensure that we continue to double our numbers so that we have enough funding to sustain the development of our dear State.

Among the directors, who accompanied the LIRS chairman to receive the award included LIRS Board Secretary, Mr Owolabi Kamson, Director, Admin and HR, Arinola Kola-Daisi, Director, Legal, Seyi Alade, Assistant Director, IT, Rasheed Olu-Ajayi, Assistant Director, Relationship Management Unit, RMU, Mr Tunji Osuntokun and Head Corporate Affairs, Monsurat Amasa. #

 


P+ Measurement Services set to host 2022 AMEC Measurement Month event in Nigeria.

In collaboration with the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication, AMEC, the leading intelligence agency in Nigeria, P+ Measurement Services, declared its interest to host the annual AMEC Measurement Month (#AMECMM) to enlighten PR and communications experts and professionals in Nigeria.

The event is slated to take place on November 25th, 2022 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm (WAT). The purpose of this event, which will be held virtually on the Google Meet platform, is to inform Public Relations and Communication professionals about the significance of Measurement and Evaluation in the PR and Media space with industry experts analyzing and offering insightful answers to the many unanswered questions in the industry.

The panelists for this edition include Francois van Dyk, Head of Operations at Ornico in South Africa; Okusaga Mobolaji, Managing Consultant at Precise Platform in Nigeria; Thomas Stoeckle, Self-employed Consultant, and Educator; Lecturer at PR Academy UK, Bournemouth University UK and Quadriga University Berlin; Consultant at communication agency Dot I/O Health; and Robert Awodu, Head of Public Relations and Communication at Jumia in Nigeria. The event's theme is "Measurement and Evaluation: Why It Matters in today’s PR World."

AMEC Measurement Month is a free event that includes webinars, CEO conversations, workshops, and a lot more. It focuses on assisting PR and communications professionals in comprehending the value and significance of PR measurement.

Kindly click the link below to participate in the event:

https://meet.google.com/fhp-gxnf-gqp

 

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Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign

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Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign

 

 

 

 

Giving.NG is partnering with Shoprite Nigeria on “40 Days of Giving” campaign, aimed at inspiring people and organizations to spread kindness and treat it as an everyday thing, rather than a seasonal activity.

 

 

 

Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign

 

 

 

Giving.NG, Africa’s first and only free crowdfunding platform, has announced that it will begin a campaign in November to assist less privileged Nigerians and honor organizations and people carrying out exceptional, social impact work nationwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The campaign, themed “40 Days of Giving,” is being launched in partnership with Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods retailer, Shoprite Nigeria, and is expected to span the Christmas season and into the New Year.

Traditionally, the Christmas season is known to be a season of giving, with statistics showing that most donations are made during this time. Most people use the season to appreciate people who have been there for them all year round or give back to the less privileged. The 40 Days of Giving campaign plans to tap into this existing trend in a way that encourages people to give and creates a chain of giving that goes beyond the festive season.

Speaking about the campaign, Sterling One Foundation’s CEO, Olapeju Ibekwe explained that this was a much-needed campaign considering how tough the year has been, alongside the huge loss by the recent flood crisis in at least 32 states of the country. In her words;
“This campaign is about getting as many people as possible to join us in lending a helping hand to vulnerable Nigerians while supporting those changemakers who have been on the frontlines doing the same all year round. For each day of the campaign, we want to support at least one person, selected through an online nomination with their next meal, resources to restart their small business or just new clothes. We just want to spread kindness to many people daily.”

The 40 Days of Giving campaign is expected to kick off on November 29, 2022, the last Tuesday of November, is recognized globally as Giving Tuesday and runs until January 7, 2023. As part of the campaign, people can donate money to a fundraiser on the Giving.NG platform or items at designated points, including Shoprite stores nationwide.

Commenting on their partnership to execute this, Shoprite Nigeria’s Head of Marketing, Kunle Abiola stated that the campaign is a laudable initiative that has a lot of potentials to bring change into people’s lives. In his remarks, he said;
“Beyond want the items donated can do for the beneficiaries, we are keen on the hope that these acts of kindness can spread among Nigerians. We are giving our shoppers an opportunity to be part of a very noble initiative and we know they will buy into it.”
With this partnership, shoppers can buy items at any Shoprite store across the country and drop them off at designated points in the store from where they will be collected and redistributed to selected NGOs or given out in-store as a paid-forward gesture to other shoppers. Some of the beneficiaries nominated online will also receive shopping vouchers which they can redeem at any Shoprite store closest to them.

Both brands are also hopeful that they can grant as many wishes as they can from the nominations and requests they will receive, even as they look forward to having Nigerians join them in playing ‘Everyday Santa’ and spreading kindness.

 

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Glo draws new winners in Festival of Joy promo

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Globacom on Monday hosted a draw ceremony to pick a new set of winners in the ongoing Festival of Joy promotion in the Lagos area.

 

 

Glo draws new winners in Festival of Joy promo

 

 

 

 

The draw event, held at Gloworld on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, had as witnesses media houses, Glo subscribers, and the Head of Legal Services of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Gloria Ireka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lucky subscribers include the winner of a brand new Kia car and winners of sewing machines, generators, and rechargeable fans. Globacom, in a statement, said the winners who emerged from the draw would receive their prizes at a presentation ceremony to be held at the same Gloworld venue tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Globacom is giving out 20 houses, 24 brand-new cars, 100 generators, 200 sewing machines, and 1,000 rechargeable fans in the Festival of Joy promo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To participate in the promo, subscribers are required to dial *611# and keep recharging (voice and data during the promo period) in order to be eligible to win the prizes on offer.

“If you would like to be the next winner of a house in the Festival of Joy promo, you are required to make data subscription(s) of at least N20,000 during the promo period, while those who are interested in winning cars should make a monthly recharge of N10,000; N5,000 monthly recharge for power generators, N2,500 monthly recharge for sewing machines and N500 weekly to win rechargeable fans”, Globacom explained.

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

Transcorp Hilton Abuja is Africa’s Best Luxury Business Hotel

Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been named the Best Luxury Business Hotel at the 2022 Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Awards. The hotel, which is the flagship property of leading hospitality brand Transcorp Hotels Plc, had earlier won the award in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

 

 

Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

 

 

The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA) is the most exclusive award for the luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle industry. According to organisers, SSLHLA is designed to identify and separate the exceptional from the absolute best.

Mrs. Dupe Olusola Managing Director/CEO Transcorp Hotels Plc, while commenting on the award said, “We are honoured to be recognised as the Best Luxury Business Hotel in Nigeria for the 5th time in seven years.

“We are proud to add this award to many other prestigious awards we have won this year. This achievement is evidence of our success in consistently delivering on our customer promise, as we continue to innovate and provide our guests with unparalleled experiences at all our touch points.”

Transcorp Hilton Abuja recently won 5 major categories of the World Travel Awards, including Africa’s Leading Business Hotel. The hotel also won the World Luxury Hotel and Restaurant Awards, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, and Booking.com Traveller Review Award, among other recognition, received this year.

With 667 rooms and suites – including 30 presidential suites – spread over 10 floors, Transcorp Hilton is the choice hotel for heads of state, captains of industries, royalties, and global celebrities. The hotel boasts a choice of 8 restaurants and bars including the 24-hour Piano Lounge, 24 meeting rooms, a Business Center, and a 1200-person capacity Congress Hall. The hotel is also constructing a world-class convention center.

Leisure facilities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, as well as volleyball and basketball courts.

Apart from Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Transcorp Hotels Plc also owns Transcorp Hotels Calabar, and Aura by Transcorp Hotels, an online platform for booking homes, hotels, and experiences. Transcorp Hotels is also working on a new property in Lagos, as it continues to expand in line with its vision of becoming Africa’s leading hospitality brand.

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