Domestic flight operations resume in 14 Airports – FG | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, says 14 airports across the nation have resumed full domestic flight operations.

The fourteen airports approved for the resumption of domestic flight operations include Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa; Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri; Maiduguri Airport, Maiduguri; Victor Attah Airport, Uyo; Kaduna Airport, Kaduna; Yola Airport, Yola; Margaret Ekpo Airport, Calabar; Sultan Abubakar Airport, Sokoto; Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi; Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos; and the Benin Airport, Benin.

He made the announcement via his Twitter handle, adding that ministerial approvals for private and charter operations in and out of the 14 airports were not required, assuring the public that they would be informed about the opening of other airports in due course.

“Tenants to pay 0.78 percent stamp duty” – FIRS clarifies

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has clarified the details of stamp duties to be paid by tenants after the intense public backlash last week upon the announcement of a mandate for landlords and property agents to charge 6 percent Stamp Duty on all tenancy and lease agreements.

Director, Tax Policy of the FIRS, Mathew Gbonjubola, explained during a webinar conference that “the 6% stamp duty is for tenancy above 21 years while 7 to 21 years lease or tenancy attracts 3% and less than a 7-year tenancy.”

Also, the stamp duty on rent or lease only applies to new agreements and not to renewals.

“Suspend increase in license fees for logistics services” – FG orders NIPOST

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has ordered the suspension of any increase in license fees for courier and logistic services, as earlier communicated by the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).

Contrary to the memo announcing the increase in license fees for courier and logistics services that circulated on social media on Friday, Pantami insists that even though he had earlier approved new regulations for the courier and logistics industry, an increase in license fees was not part of the package.

“Our attention has been drawn to an increase of licence fee, which was not part of the regulation I earlier APPROVED for you. Your Chair and PMG were YESTERDAY contacted to put the implementation on hold and send a report to our ministry by Monday. Best wishes!”  Pantami said in a statement on Twitter

EbonyLife TV leaves DStv for EbonyLife ON 

EbonyLife TV will no longer be available on DStv, Channel 165 as from July 31. The lifestyle and entertainment network, EbonyLife Tv announced that it was leaving the channel for its EbonyLife ON app platform.

The development was announced by its Founder and President, Mo Abudu, on her social media handle, as she added that the network will provide its content to people who subscribe to EbonyLife ON app and they would have “unlimited access to EbonyLife ON series without having to wait one week to watch them on DStv.”

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