In yet another confirmation of its leadership status in the data segment of the telecoms industry, the data grandmasters, Globacom, has once again beaten other operators to the top position in the area of acquisition of new internet subscribers in the month of June, 2016.
This came to light in the latest figures released by the industry regulator for the month of June, in which the company has a total of 26,628,065 internet subscribers up from 26,355,391 in May.
According to the figures, Globacom has added a total of 272,674 new subscribers during the month to its data subscription.
The figure represents a significant increment from the total number of subscribers gained between April and May. Globacom recored 49,124 new subscribers in April.
Globacom was followed by Airtel, which recorded a total of 17,325,423 subscribers in June, up from 17,280,089 in May, which means Airtel added 45,334 new internet subscribers.
On its part, Etisalat had a total of 15,253,513 internet subscribers at the end of June, down from the 15,508,024 internet subscribers the operator had in May, thereby losing a total of 254,511 internet subscribers in one month.
MTN Nigeria also lost a total of 134,609 within the month under review, recording a total of 32,974,177, down from the 33,108,786 internet subscribers that the operator had in May.
With the industry total gain standing at 318, 008 new internet subscribers, out of which Globacom alone had 272,674, the operator gained about 86 percent of the total internet subscriber acquisitions in the industry in the month of June.
The sustained growth Globacom made in new internet subscribers acquisition is attributable to the innovative products and services the company has introduced in recent times. One of such is Jollific8 which gives subscribers eight times the value of their recharge.
Nigeria Corporations Paid N238.1 Billion Income Tax Via E-channels in 2020
Companies in Nigeria have started embracing electronic payment platforms established to ease the tax payment process and facilitate accountability.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), businesses operating in Nigeria paid the highest amount of taxes through electronic channels in five years in 2020.
The statistics office puts the total amount paid in Company Income Tax (CIT) through the electronic channels at N238.1 billion in 2020.
The amount represents 16.9 percent of the total CIT paid in 2020 as more businesses adopt safer online payment methods.
NBS noted that payments were done through E-transact, E-tax pay and Remita.
However, a further breakdown of the report showed taxes fell by 13.5 percent from N1.63 trillion in 2019 to 1.41 trillion in 2020 due to the lockdown that crippled business activities in the first half of the year.
Taxes paid by Nigerian owned companies declined by 2.78 percent from N813.17 billion in 2019 to N790.58 billion in 2020. While taxes paid by international companies declined from N615.52 billion achieved in 2019 to N388.77 billion in 2020.
Aliko Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man With $12.1 Billion Net Worth -Forbes
Nigerian industrialist, Aliko Dangote, is Africa’s richest person for the tenth year in a row.
In the Forbes Africa latest billionaires list, Dangote’s total net worth stood at $12.1 billion, a $2 billion increment when compared to last year. Thanks to the 30 percent increase in the price of Dangote Cement share.
Nassef Sawiris of Egypt followed Dangote with $8.5 billion net worth with the majority of his investments coming from construction and other investments.
In third place was Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa with an $8 billion total net worth.
Portland Paints, Chemical and Allied Products Plc Agreed to Merge
Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc and Chemical and Allied Products Plc have agreed to merge, according to the latest statement from both companies.
In a statement released through the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the Board of Directors of CAP said we are “pleased to inform you that following discussions and negotiations, the Boards of CAP and Portland Paints have reached an agreement to undertake a merger between both entities (the “Merger” or the “Proposed Merger”).
Accordingly, we “hereby present to you the terms and benefits of the Proposed Merger for your consideration and seek your support and approval to effect the Proposed Merger.
“The Proposed Merger presents a compelling opportunity to create significant value for shareholders of CAP and achieve the company’s strategic growth objectives as a larger company with a broader product portfolio, more corporate owned brands and diversified revenues.
“The resultant entity is also expected to benefit from enhanced distribution capabilities in addition to economies of scale and operational efficiencies.”
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