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Uche Secondus Photo

Rivers Court Removes Secondus as National Chairman of PDP

Rivers Court Removes Secondus as National Chairman of PDP

A Rivers State High Court, Degema Division sitting in Port Harcourt, has issued an interim injunction restraining Uche Secondus from parading himself as the National Chairman and member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The presiding judge, O. Gbasam gave the order on Monday in response to a suit filed by Ibeawuchi Ernest Alex, Dennis

Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS,

VAT Collection by States: FIRS Seeks Stay of Execution

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has applied to the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt for an order of stay of execution of the judgment given by the court on August 9th that declared as unconstitutional the collection of Value Added Tax, VAT, by the Federal Government. The FIRS also sought an order

Wike Signs VAT Law Photo

Wike Signs VAT Law, Rakes in N3bn VAT in One Month

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday has signed into law the bills on Value Added Tax (VAT) collection and Open Grazing Prohibition in Rivers State, signaling the commencement of the collection of VAT by the state government. The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had last week declared that it is the duty

PHOTO CAPTION: Donald Chika Denwigwe, SAN (middle) lead counsel to Government of Rivers State and Ken C.O. Njemanze, SAN (left) briefing journalists after the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday declared FIRS collection of Value Added Tax in Rivers State unconstitutional.

Court Stops FG from Collecting VAT, Personal Income Tax

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has declared that it is not the place of the Federal Inland Revenues Service to collect Value Added Tax, VAT, and personal income tax, PITA. In a suit brought by the Rivers State Government, the court, presided over by Justice Stephen Dalyop Pam, also issued an order

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Uniport Prof Dies 3 Days After Nomination as Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Andrew Efemini, a professor of Philiosphy in Development at the University of Port Harcourt, has died few days after he was nominated for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of the university. Efemini, who recently celebrated his 30 years of surviving diabetes, died on Saturday at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. He was

Youths Suspend Siege on East-West Road as Contractor Mobilises to site

Youths Suspend Siege on East-West Road as Contractor Mobilises to site

The siege on the Eleme section of the East-West Road in Rivers State by youths from the area has been suspended following the mobilisation to site by contractors of the Federal Government, Renolds Construction Company Limited. The suspension of the blocking of the road, which began seven days ago was announced by the Chairman of

Oginiba slaughter market located in Trans -Amadi Industrial layout, Portfolio in Harcourt Photo

Rivers Closes Largest Slaughter Market Permanently

Rivers State Government has now permanently shut down Oginiba slaughter market located in Trans -Amadi Industrial layout, Portfolio in Harcourt. According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Fred Kpakol, the decision to close the market permanently was taken at the state executive council meeting on Monday presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike. Briefing journalists after the

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